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Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:47 PM Mar 2017

Six years on from Fukushima disaster residents live in 'contaminated communities' [View all]

Source: International Business Times

A report has accused the Japanese government of forcing evacuees to return to areas with radioactive contamination at higher levels than internationally recommended safe levels.


Prime Minister Shinzō Abe addressed a national ceremony in Tokyo and bowed his head in silence at 2.46pm local time.


Prince Akishino was also in attendance, in place of his father Emperor Akihito and mother Empress Michiko, and offered his condolences to the dead.


Several hundred demonstrators gathered near Abe's office and in front of parliament to denounce government policy to restart nuclear reactors around the country shuttered after the disaster.


Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/six-years-fukushima-disaster-residents-live-contaminated-communities-1611049

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