I can't imagine why. They are ghost towns, in every sense of the term1. The area is abandoned and will remain abandoned; nobody lives there, and nobody will live there for years to come. Some of those communities will be abandoned permanently. "Ghost town" seems quite apt, especially for the communities closest to the plant. Pretending that they are not, that the inhabitants will be able to return shortly and pick up their lives as before is just dishonest.
If authorities can't even describe a bad situation correctly for fear of upsetting somebody, then the chances of rectifying it is pretty close to nil. If you can't talk about problems in frank and accurate terms you can't talk about solutions either.
#1 Well, except for actual, live (err, dead) ghosts. But in every other sense they are.