he commune of Iitaté , located beyond a radius of 30 km, was evacuated late. The order to evacuate was announced on April 11, 2011 and the inhabitants had one month to leave ( read the follow-up of the first year of the disaster ). During this time, those who did not leave the scene on their own were exposed to radioactive fallout. 29 residents of Iitaté filed a complaint against TEPCo and the state and demanded 200 million yen in damages because the authorities told them at the start of the disaster that it was not necessary to leave. The lack of information about increasing radiation levels deprived them of their right to evacuate and left them exposed needlessly. They also claim that the evacuation of the entire village that followed caused them to lose their homes and farms, destroyed their community and deprived them of their hometown.
ACRO 5th March 2021 read more »
For four days and four nights in March 2011, hundreds of workers tried, sometimes risking their lives, to contain the damage from the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Japanese nuclear power plant.
France Info 7th March 2021 read more »