As I previously posted here and here, Tamura’s Miyakoji district – located within 20 kilometers of Daiichi, has seen his evacuation order lifted on April 1st 2014, amidst proofs that authorities have been tampering with radiation readings to “comfort” evacuees to return. Consequently, schools are reopening. Furumichi Elementary School has welcome back 151 returning students. They were greeted under applauds by local residents and huge banner saying “welcome back”. Of course media coverage was also present for such a “historical” moment not to be missed.
As reported by Asahi Shimbun, out of the 151 students enrolled, 90 children are still living outside the – ever decreasing – exclusion zone as evacuees. These students will be commuting on a daily basis from their temporary residences to the school until such time that they will be able to return to their original homes in the district.
Returning innocent children to contaminated areas is a major key play in the morbid scheme to revive these areas “economically”. Abusing of the hope and despair of evacuees to return, central and local governments easily convince residents that living in contaminated areas is “safe”.
“The evacuation period was long, but I am happy that we can finally return home,” said Tamura Mayor Yukei Tomitsuka. “For Tamura and its families, this is a fresh start.”
No, Tomitsuka san; this is not “a fresh start”. It sits merely in the continuation of idiotic and irresponsible decisions by corrupt and lying local authorities who do not mind a little collateral damage here and there.
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