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'Radiation refugees' rage against Japanese government


Fear and fury is mounting inside the 30km exclusion zone around Fukushima’s striken nuclear plant.

Residents trapped in the now desolate area feel abandoned and uninformed as to events at the nearby reactor. And a lack of fuel makes escape impossible for many.

The mayor of Minamisouma, Katsunobo Sakurai, is furious with central government. He told reporters: “I was very angry, I said to them ‘What are you doing to help us’ and they replied ‘What is your job? It is your job to save people.”

Toru Yamaaji of ATP news is in the area and asked the question: “How long is this situation going to last? It is getting worse on the ground. Everyday there are explosions and fires, everyday brings something more to worry about.”

Those in the blighted area are running out of food as radiation fears keep the aid agencies away.

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