Friday, July 29, 2011

‘We Are in Limbo; We Can’t Move Forward:’ Evacuees of Nuke Plant Disaster from Futaba

“I’m single and moved here alone,” a woman in her 50s said. “I have been opposed to the nuclear power plant. People have treated me like I was a weirdo ever since I spoke up.” The evacuee from Futaba doesn’t think that TEPCO workers make any sense. She has no choice but to stay at the evacuation center set up at former Kisai High School in Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture, because the nuclear plant shows no sign of settling any time soon and the radiation continues to spread.
“I have no idea how much we will be paid for compensation. That’s why I can’t begin to look for an apartment near here,” she added. More than 50 days have passed, but she can’t yet make any decision as to whether she can even look for a job or rent an apartment.
“We are in limbo; we can’t move forward,” she said. “People in Kazo City are even offering some farmland, but it takes time to get a feel for the new soil and new land before we can grow anything.” By Yumi Eto *Photo: Actor Toshiyuki Nishida, a native of Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, encourages evacuees.

「独身で、ひとりでここに移ってきたの。ずっと原発には反対だった。でもそれを口にしたら変わり者扱いされて。東電で働いてきた人たちの言うことはおかしいよ。ここには仕方なくいる。福島に戻っても放射能、消えないでしょ。この近くにアパートかりるって言ったって、補償が出るかどうかもわからないし。仕事もしないで、何もしてないように見えるでしょ。でも、どこまで補償が出るかが決まらないから、家を借りていいのか仕事を見つけていいのかわからない。宙ぶらりんのままでは前に進めないのよ。加須市では畑を貸すよと言ってくれる人もいるようだけど、土地のクセがわかるまでには時間がかかるしね」。埼玉・加須市の旧騎西(きさい)高校での集団避難生活も、五十日を迎えました。四月から五月にかけてのレポートです。(江東拓美)  *写真=激励にきた郡山出身の西田敏行さん


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