More than 160,000 people were forced to evacuate to inside or outside areas of the prefecture, and more than 50,000 people are still evacuated from the original place. However, after seven years have passed since the accident, the number of areas that can be returned are increasing, and only there are seven evacuated areas in the end of 2017. Most damaged areas except the evacuated areas are little by little regaining their appearance as it used to be before.
Air radiation dose rate map for the entire Fukushima Prefecture, based on Fukushima Prefecture's environmental radiation monitoring mesh survey results.
In addition, generations of marine organisms that received large radiation contamination by the accident also changed over time, and contamination of marine organisms born after the accident have become extremely decreased. Only small amount of fish are contaminated with radioactive cesium, and all of them are older than nine years or over, and its radioactivity is also very low compared to a standard value of the food. Currently, the fishery off Fukushima Prefecture is resumed experimentally at the fishing ground considering the distance from the nuclear power plant, water depth, and fish species. Caught fish are monitored for radiodensity and then distributed.
Onahama fish market
Landing of the fishing trials off Fukushima
Monitoring of landing fish
Aquamarine Fukushima continues to address radiation issues after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. In order to understand invisible radiation and not to be too afraid of it, we are conducting researches and collaborating with research institutes and universities, and we also provide information. We hope people know that the "Sea of Fukushima" where children can safely play has come back already.
Survey of Coastal Radiation of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Kanazawa University and Aquamarine Fukushima
Some people in the world seem to still keep images of Fukushima just after the earthquake disaster and the Nuclear Power Plant accident. However, people in Fukushima are trying to restore their lives and make them better.
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