Damages rules set for nuclear crisis evacuees Homeowners in worst areas to get full value

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120721a1.html
This is as damaging to one’s own heart as a bush fire that engulfed an entire state. But world nuclear denies there has been damage done to ordinary people. The question is what happens to the people who only owned themselves?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Damages rules set for nuclear crisis evacuees
Homeowners in worst areas to get full value
Kyodo

The government Friday unveiled guidelines on compensation for real estate in evacuation zones near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, calling for full payment of damages to people who won’t be able to return home more than six years since the crisis started.

These evacuees are from the areas with the worst levels of radiation among the three types of evacuation zones the government reclassified in April.

The guidelines propose paying at least 50 percent of the predisaster value of real estate to people whose assets are in the second category, where limited access is allowed.

In areas where the evacuation order is ready to be lifted, residents can receive at least 33 percent of the predisaster value under the guidelines. To determine the predisaster value, houses will be accessed in three different ways, and the owners will be allowed to pick the highest price.

The guidelines set the amount of damages for household goods, including furniture and electric appliances, at about ¥6.75 million for a family of two adults and two children in the worst areas, and about ¥5.05 million in the other two evacuation zone types.

The guidelines propose paying damages of ¥6 million for mental suffering among evacuees from the worst areas. Farmers and fishermen will receive a lump sum worth five years of income, while salaried workers would get two years of income.
New nuclear body chief

The government plans to appoint Shunichi Tanaka, an expert of radiation physics and an ex-member of the key panel involved in setting nuclear policy, as the head of the new nuclear regulation authority, sources said Friday.

The appointment needs Diet approval, but the procedure hit a snag as opposition parties refused to hold a meeting scheduled for Friday morning, during which the government was expected to propose the nomination, after Tanaka’s name was reported by the media in advance.

Tanaka, 67, is originally from the city of Fukushima and has engaged in efforts to clean land in Fukushima Prefecture contaminated by massive radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Because he is the former vice chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and has served as the president of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, an academic society, some may oppose his appointment from the viewpoint that he has been part of the “nuclear power village,” a close-knit community of bureaucrats, utilities and academics with vested interests in promoting atomic power.

Kenzo Oshima, ex-ambassador to the U.N.; Kunihiko Shimazaki, head of the Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction; Kayoko Nakamura of the Japan Radioisotope Association, and Toyoshi Fuketa of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency are also being eyed for the new body.
end quote. Japan Times Online.

One Response to “Damages rules set for nuclear crisis evacuees Homeowners in worst areas to get full value”

  1. CaptD Says:

    RE: “full payment of damages to people who won’t be able to return home more than six years since the crisis started.”

    Sure put your World on hold for 6 years…

    What a Nuclear Waste!

    This is just another reason for additional protests in Japan…

    If the Government can bail out TEPCO now why not everyone affected by Fukushima?

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