Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

Economic cost of Fukushima disaster: $250-500 billion

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….Most have received only a small compensation to cover their costs of living as evacuees. Many are forced to make mortgage payments on the homes they left inside the exclusion zones. They have not been told that their homes will never again be habitable…

http://www.4evriders.org/2013/12/costs-and-consequences-of-the-fukushima-daiichi-disaster/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=costs-and-consequences-of-the-fukushima-daiichi-disaster

22 December 2013

The destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, caused by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami, resulted in massive radioactive contamination of the Japanese mainland. In November 2011, the Japanese Science Ministry reported that long-lived radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles (30,000 sq km) of the land surface of Japan.[i] Some 4,500 square miles – an area almost the size of Connecticut – was found to have radiation levels that exceeded Japan’s allowable exposure rate of 1 mSV (millisievert) per year.

About a month after the disaster, on April 19, 2011, Japan chose to drastically increase its official…

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