Sunday, May 15, 2011

Serious inequalities emerge in disaster relief donation distribution in 3 prefectures (by Mainichi Shimbun)

Serious inequality has emerged in the allocation of citizens' donations for the surviving family of those who died in the March 11 quake and tsunami because the range of relatives entitled to payments is different in the three hardest-hit prefectures.

Man dies after collapsing during Fukushima plant work (by Mainichi Shimbun)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant died Saturday after collapsing while carrying materials as part of crisis-fighting operations, the operator said.

Evacuation begins from widened no-go zone near Fukushima plant (by Mainichi Shimbun)

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Residents in Kawamata and Iitate began leaving their homes Sunday after their living areas were included in an evacuation radius the government widened last month around the radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant.