In the difficult-to-return area of ​​Katsurao Village, Fukushima Prefecture, where access is severely restricted after the nuclear accident, residents will be preparing to rebuild their lives while staying at their homes from the 30th before the evacuation order is lifted next spring. "Preparatory accommodation" has begun.


This is the first time that preparatory accommodation has begun in a difficult-to-return area.

In Katsurao Village, evacuation orders have been issued to the Noyuki district, where 93 people from 34 households lived, which is about 20% of the area of ​​the village, making it a difficult area to return to.



Preparation accommodation began on the 30th, before the evacuation order was lifted in some parts of the district next spring.



Preparatory accommodation has been promoted prior to the cancellation of evacuation orders in areas other than areas where it is difficult to return.



This is the first time that it has started in a difficult-to-return area, and according to the village, two people in one household have applied for preparatory accommodation by the 30th.

Mitsuko Naito, who was affected by the disaster immediately after building a new home and has been cleaning up frequently from Tokyo, said, "I was waiting for this day. I was able to stay in the place where I was born and raised for the first time in more than 10 years. I'm deeply moved. "



My husband's Kazuo said, "I think preparatory accommodation is the entrance to reconstruction. It is difficult to decide whether to return to the village or not after the evacuation order is lifted, but we would like to do our best here. I am. "

Some residents have difficulty staying at home

In the Noyuki district of Katsurao Village, Fukushima Prefecture, where preparatory stays began on the 30th, some residents find it difficult to stay at home.



Yukichi Otsuki, the mayor of the district, lived with his wife, son and grandson, but the son and grandson started living in a different place after the nuclear accident and are now two with their wife. I live in a disaster public housing in Miharu Town.

I demolished it four years ago because animals got into my house and the smell was terrible.



Mr. Otsuki said, "I wanted to go home for about three years, but after that, there was talk of decontamination and dismantling, and I decided to dismantle. I only go and mow the grass once in a while. "



The village has accommodation facilities in the district so that residents who have difficulty staying at home can stay, and Mr. Otsuki is also considering staying at this facility.



However, regarding whether to return to the village, "The dose has dropped considerably in the residential area, but the radiation dose is still high in the nearby mountains. It is difficult to think about returning as it is. Other residents in the area also Many people have built houses in their evacuation destinations, so I think they will return to a few houses. I am worried that the administrative district may be dissolved. "

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