83,000 refugees from Fukushima, 10/2/13

A recent article in the New York Times reports that

Two and a half years after the plant belched plumes of radioactive materials over northeast Japan, the almost 83,000 nuclear refugees evacuated from the worst-hit areas are still unable to go home. Some have moved on, reluctantly, but tens of thousands remain in a legal and emotional limbo while the government holds out hope that they can one day return.

These people have lost their homes through no fault of their own, and they may never be able to return home.  There must be many, many sad stories.

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