journal, nuclear radiation, temporary housing

2 weeks after

today, prime minister kan gave a tv address. it didn’t have much substance to it.

temporary housing is planned for the affected area, in some places to be built by may. (previously, i have read somewhere that it will take a year.) there was also some news earlier this week about a small amount of temporary housing being planned for.

it seems like the nuclear situation….is stabilizing? although now they think that the containment vessel of reactor three may have been compromised, and is the reason for high levels of leaking radioactivity. earlier this week, there was radioactive iodine found in tokyo waters (at levels unsafe for infants), and subsequently other prefectures. similarly, milk and produce from several prefectures has also tested above limits for radioactivity. this is going to really seriously impact farmers in many areas…

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About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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