Insufficient decontamination forces terrible dilemma on Fukushima-area residents グリーンピース放射線調査：福島県田村市 除染後も政府目標値を上回る放射線量を測定――政府は被害者の帰還・移住の選択を支援すべき (Japanese translation is in the link below.)
“The monitoring by Greenpeace shows that radiation levels are still too high in Tamura City,” said Rianne Teule, nuclear campaigner and radiation expert, Greenpeace International. “If people choose to move back, they face the ongoing risk of radiation. If they don’t move back, they will not receive support from government. This is a terrible dilemma for people.”
A team of 16 Greenpeace radiation experts from 10 countries measured radiation in the Tamura City region from 1st - 5th October . The radiation levels they found on roads, in forests and in and around houses in this area are higher than promised by the government . Extensive monitoring shows that 39% of the 18,180 measured points on roads exceed the government target level of 0.23 microSievert per hour .
In Tamura, Greenpeace found people struggling to rebuild their lives. They now face the threat of losing financial compensation when the government lifts the evacuation order. People who return to the houses they were forced to abandon two years ago will live in a partially decontaminated environment, surrounded by fields and forests where radioactive threats remain. The forced evacuation has split families and communities. Often the younger generation has decided to live in areas with lower radiation to protect their children.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment, and to promote peace.
For more on Greenpeace’s work in Fukushima, visit "Fukushima nuclear disaster."
Notes: This includes the “area preparing for the lifting of the evacuation order” (within 20km), the “emergency evacuation preparation area” (within 30km) and areas outside the 30km region
 For all monitoring results, see Google map and raw data from radiation monitoring:
This includes new monitoring results of some of the areas previously monitored by Greenpeace in and around Fukushima City. Also in these areas, radiation levels are still far too high despite decontamination.
 Of 18,180 measurement points inside the 20km in Tamura City, 7068 points are above 0.23 microSievert per hour. In the current situation, people are at risk of being exposed to (significantly) more than the international radiation limit of 1miliSievert (mSv) per year.