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← The world has forgotten the real victims of Fukushima

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Comment 12 by TeraBrat

The public's fascination with radiation is quite fascinating. I agree that it's not baseless for the people living in Japan to be worried about the radiation

While radiation is dangerous and a SMALL % of people near contaminated areas will suffer radiation related illnesses, it is possible to accept risks and live in contaminated areas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_Exclusion_Zone
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone, which is sometimes referred to as the Chernobyl Zone, the 30 Kilometer Zone,
Thousands of residents refused to be evacuated from the zone or illegally returned there later. Over the decades this primarily elderly population has dwindled, falling below 400 in 2009. Approximately half of these resettlers live in the town of Chernobyl; others are spread in villages across the zone. After recurrent attempts at expulsion, the authorities became reconciled to their presence and even allowed limited supporting services for them. The population also includes some vagabonds and other marginalized persons from the outside world. These squatters (Uk. samosely, literally “self-settlers”) declare their strong commitment to the surrounding nature and rural lifestyle.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:40:37 UTC | #920507