• Kyodo


About one-fourth of the people from eight municipalities around the Fukushima No. 1 power plant have no intention of returning to live in the area, according to a recent survey by Fukushima University.

According to preliminary results of the survey, conducted in September on about 13,460 households from towns and villages in the Futaba district, the most common reason for not wanting to go back — cited by 83 percent of the respondents, who were allowed to give multiple reasons — was the difficulty of decontaminating the area.

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