The Fukushima local government has asked other local governments to stop accepting Fukushima citizens who are evacuating from there.
Currently, people can borrow houses out of Fukushima. Japanese government is to cover the cost for up to 2 years.
In May, the Fukushima local government declared all the area is evacuating zone in the prefecture. People living out of the evacuating area that was defined by the JP government spontaneously evacuated to Yamagata or Niigata by using this compensation rule.
However, Fukushima local government started shutting down this exodus to keep people inside of the borders of Fukushima to make them pay tax.
To ask other local governments to stop accepting nuclear refugees, Fukushima government excused ,that rule is a temporary rule ,not a long lasting rule ,and Tepco is likely to achieve cold shut down by the end of this year.
None of the excuses make any sense.
A Fukushima citizen Hirooka Natsumi (31) evacuated to Iwate with his son (5) leaving her husband behind in Fukushima because he must work to support his family. She said “we are looking for a place where we can live all together. We are financially troubled. If none of the other local governments accept us anymore, that really troubles us.”
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.