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Contaminated rice fields cherry blossoms

Iitate rice fields lay fallow on either side of a irrigation stream because of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Diachi Nuclear plant 40km away. Heavy levels of radioactive contamination although well outside the contaminated exclusion zone local topography and weather has left extremely high levels of Radioactive deposits causing the Japanese Government to order the evacuation of towns people in this Idyllic farm village recently voted one of then most scenic towns in japan.

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Iitate rice fields lay fallow on either side of a irrigation stream  because of  radioactive  contamination from the  Fukushima Diachi Nuclear plant  40km away.   Heavy levels of  radioactive contamination   although well outside the  contaminated exclusion zone local topography  and weather has left extremely high levels of Radioactive deposits  causing the  Japanese Government to order the evacuation of towns people in this Idyllic farm village recently voted one of then most scenic towns in japan.