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Fire crews finally extinguish Fukushima blaze in no-go zone as officials battle “radiation rumors”

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

The official line is don’t you worry about radiation, it is only radiation rumors!!!

n-fukufire-a-20170512-870x650.jpgGround Self-Defense Force personnel work on putting out fire in a forest in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture on May 4

FUKUSHIMA – A wildfire near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has finally been extinguished after a 12-day battle waged by firefighters and Self-Defense Force troops in special protective gear left 75 hectares of tainted forest scorched, and local officials scrambling to quash radiation rumors.

The wildfire, which was started by lightning, broke out in the town of Namie on April 29 and spread to the adjacent town of Futaba, which co-hosts the meltdown-hit power plant. It was declared extinguished on Wednesday.

Since the area has been a no-go zone since the March 2011 nuclear crisis, residents are basically banned from returning to large portions of the two irradiated towns.

A local task force said that no…

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May 18, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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