Tamura, Japan: bags of contaminated soil dominate the view

The residents of the Tamura City region of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan are facing a dilemma. They could move back once the government lifts the evacuation order following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. However, this means moving back even though radiation levels are too high — higher than the levels promised by the government. Or, they could try to rebuild their lives somewhere else and abandon almost everything from their old homes, without proper compensation.

You can read Dr. Rianne Teule’s blog Fukushima's hidden impacts on her experience monitoring in Tamura.