Only 30% of Fukushima residents happy with disaster recovery progress

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Only 30% of Fukushima residents happy with disaster recovery progress

Many respondents appreciated the rebuilding of infrastructure, but some said it has taken too much time.
PICTURES OF THE DECADE Waves overwhelm a levee, swallowing a seaside village, after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan and triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, near the mouth of the Hei River, in Miyako city, Iwate prefecture, Japan, 11 March 2011.

Nearly 10 years after the 2011 earthquake-tsunami and nuclear disasters in northeastern Japan, only 30 percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents say reconstruction has been sufficient, according to a Kyodo News survey.

The figure was notably lower than 80 percent in Miyagi and 66 percent in Iwate prefectures, which were also affected by the natural disasters.

The low number in Fukushima reflects how the nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and subsequent evacuation orders have slowed reconstruction work.

Face-to-face surveys were conducted in November involving 100 residents in each of the three prefectures to ask about reconstruction of the communities where they lived when the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the region March 11, 2011…

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