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Stories & Facts from Fukushima is a newsletter presenting real stories of Fukushima and its background after the nuclear disaster of Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power plant happened on Mar.11, 2011.

This newsletter aims to introduce present situation of Fukushima people (both living inside and outside Fukushima) and to explain the facts behind their life.

Vol.9 (June 1, 2017)
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・Six years after the nuclear accident: Evacuees from Fukushima and the continuing friction
・Significant difference of support for evacuees depending on where they are from
・80,000 evacuees from Fukushima still living away from home






Vol.8 (Apr 1, 2017)
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・In the aftermath of Fukushima: Searching for diversities and true harmony in Japanese Society
・Bullying of young students evacuated from Fukushima comes to light
・Talking about Fukushima with Asian Civil Leaders: Participation in the Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) 2016
・A symposium was held in Bangladesh to mark the launching of “10 Lessons from Fukushima” Bengali version






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Vo.7 (Jan.14, 2016) PDF Download

・The never ending problem of radioactive waste (2)
・Layout of the Interim Storage facility
・Facilities and Disposal Process at the Interim Storage Facility
・Amount of Designated Waste in 6 Prefectures







Vo.6 (Dec.28, 2015) PDF Download

・The never ending problem of radioactive waste (1)
・Flow diagram for the treatment of specified waste and waste generated as a result of decontamination
・The map of temporary incinerator for radioactive waste in Fukushima prefecture
・A birds-eye view of the Fukushima Eco-tech Clean Center
・Types of landfill sites for waste in Japan
・Inconsistent regulation values for radioactive waste






Vol.5 (Oct,30, 2015) PDF Download
・Voluntary evacuees from Fukushima are put in difficult positions
・Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the nuclear accident, policies for returning victims home pick up speed
・The government is lifting evacuation orders but few people return
・Booklet “10 Lessons from Fukushima: Reducing Risks and Protecting Communities from Nuclear Disasters” now available in 7 languages!





Vol.4 (Dec,31, 2014) PDF Download
・Unpredictable health hazards in  Fukushima (2)
・The number of Fukushima children diagnosed as thyroid cancer rose to 112
・Lessons of Fukushima will be shared in the public forum and related events of UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai
・A booklet with essential lessons learnt from Fukushima will be published in March !





Stories & Facts from Fukushima #3
Vol.3 (Aug 28, 2013)
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・Unpredictable health hazards in  Fukushima (1)
・Overview of Fukushima Health Management Survey
・The Recommendation on the Fukushima Health Management Survey submitted by citizens to prefectural government
・Thyroid cancer found in minors in Fukushima: 18 confirmed, 25 suspected





Stories & Facts from Fukushima #2
Vol.2 (June 5, 2013)
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・The reality of the radioactive contamination at Fukushima
・Government report:Rapidly declining airborne radioactivity
・Walking radiation map by citizens’ Group shows radiation hot spots in the city
・Hight radiation levels were detected at parking lot






Stories & Facts from Fukushima #1
Vol.1 (March 25, 2013)
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・The agony of Fukushima farmers
・Restricted areas in Fukushima prefecture
・More than 150,000 Fukushima people are still displaced
・Safety standards for radioactive cesium in food products




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