The government plans to rent all land owned by residents in parts of the no-entry zone of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that will remain under that designation for at least 10 years, sources said.
Tokyo started discussing details of the rental plan with municipal governments as part of its efforts to compensate residents.
The government had planned to gradually lift the no-entry designation for the entire area within a 20-kilometer radius of the stricken nuclear plant from October to January. According to Step II of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s road map to deal with the crisis, all damaged reactors at the plant will be brought to a “cold shutdown” state during that period.
However, 35 of 50 locations in the area showed estimated annual accumulated radiation levels far above the reference value of 20 millisieverts for evacuation orders.
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