Population of disaster area is shrinking. Decreasing population is observed in Fukushima, Miyagi, and a part of Iwate but it’s standing-out in Fukushima.
Population in Fukushima had been in the decreasing trend even before 311, but 33,160 people left Fukushima after 311, which is significant.
Especially infants and their parental generation are withdrawing.
0~4 years old : 4,508
5~14 years old : 4,845
15~34 years old : 16,451
35~44 years old : 5,023
55~64 years old : 688
65~ years old : 1,645
In terms of protecting children from radiation, this is very rational but the original source of this article, Kahoku shimpo, which focuses on North Japan is concerned about the tax income of the local government and aging society.
They also tired to make the figure look smaller by manipulating like the decrease of the Fukushima population in 2010 was 6,627, so the pure decrease of 2011 was only 26,533. (33160-6627=26533)
Additionally, though they state the decrease of 20~44 years old is remarkable, they skip listing the decreasing number of 15~34 years old people, which is 16,451.
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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.