Residents Near Fukushima Power Plant May Not Be Able To Go Home For Decades

It may have slipped from the headlines for most of us, but the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is still front and center for people who used to live nearby. Citing Japanese government sources, The Guardian reports that the area around the plant may not be able to return for "several decades".

In a report issued over the weekend the science ministry projected that radiation accumulated over one year at 22 of 50 tested sites inside the exclusion zone would easily exceed 100 millisieverts, five times higher than the safe level advised by the International Commission of Radiological Protection.

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