28 Feb '14, 3pm

Living with Fear in Fukushima

Living with Fear in Fukushima

During the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power station, all towns within a 30 kilometer radius of the plant were evacuated. Some of those towns have since been reinhabited; some remain off-limits. Beyond the evacuation zone, residents of Fukushima Prefecture struggle to get on with their lives amid fears of radiation. Are their homes safe to live in? Is the food safe to eat? Will their whole prefecture, which is as large as the state of Connecticut, be stigmatized as a fallout zone? At a recent festival held to draw tourists back to Fukushima, this woman showed her hometown pride.

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