The last disaster shelter in Saitama started charging on disaster victims

The last shelter for the evacuees from Futaba machi Fukushima started charging 1,100 JPY (3 meals) from this September. 155 people are still remaining in the shelter, most of them are older than 75 years old, but because their hometown is in evacuation zone, they can not go back to anywhere.
The shelter was Kisai Saitama prefectural high school. (Website)
Most of them live on only pension, some of them eat only one meal to cut down the expense.
They sleep on the floor of where it used to be a classroom, cardboard is the only “wall” to divide each other’s space.
Futaba machi local government explains it is because other evacuees got to live independently, they needed to keep it fair to start charging on them.
From 12/31 to 1/2, the lunch box delivery will be closed. Because some of the evacuees are too old to walk by themselves, staff from the town government are to purchase food on their behalf.
Japanese government is planning to build the interim storage facility in Futabamachi. (cf, [Purge] Town assembly demand Idogawa, Futabamachi mayor to resign for interim storage facility [Link])




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Le dernier refuge de la catastrophe a commencé à facturer les victimes

Le dernier refuge pour les évacués de Futaba machi, Fukushima, a commencé à faire payer 1 100 yens (3 repas) en septembre dernier, il reste 155 personnes dans ce refuge, la plupart ont plus de 75 ans mais parce que leur maison est dans la zone d’évacuation, ils n’ont nulle part où aller.
Le refuge étais l’école préfectorale de Kisai Saitama. (Website)
La plupart d’entre eux ne vivent que sur leur pension, certains ne mangent qu’une fois par jour pour économiser.
Ils dorment par terre dans ce qui a été une classe, du carton est le seul “mur” séparant les espaces de chacun.
La municipalité de Futaba machi explique que c’est parce que les autres évacués sont partis vivre par eux-mêmes, ils devaient le maintenir en le faisant payer.
Du 31/12 au 2/01, les plateaux-repas ne seront pas distribués. Parce que certains des évacués sont trop vieux pour marcher, des gens de l’équipe municipale vont leur acheter à manger par eux-mêmes.
Le gouvernement japonais prévoit de construire un entrepôt de stockage provisoire à Futaba machi. (cf, [Purge] Le conseil municipal demande à M. Idogawa, maire de Futabamachi, de démissionner pour permettre l’entrepôt provisoire [Lien])

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


December 2012