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Fukushima at 8: Accusations of scientific misconduct concern city in Japan 

Date City produces peaches and dried persimmonsEight years after the Fukushima nuclear reactors exploded on Japan's Northern coast, spewing radioactive particles into the air, across the land, and into the Pacific Ocean, the country continues to struggle with decontamination and relocation efforts. Determining the health impacts resulting from the nuclear disaster has been particularly fraught. For Date City, about 60 km from the ruined Fukushima reactors, and still blanketed by radioactive contamination from the ongoing catastrophe, the struggle for protection of health continues amid accusations of scientific misconduct and betrayal. More.