Fukushima’s wrath

Homes near Fukushima nuclear plant will be uninhabitable for decades

Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the Fukushima area in late August to inform evacuees they will be unable to return to their homes even if plans to stabilize the crippled plant by January are successful. Unsafe levels of radiation have been reported outside of the area’s 12-mile exclusion zone, suggesting entire towns will be uninhabitable. Some areas closest to the plant are so damaged they will be too dangerous to live in for at least a generation.