Japanese Diplomat: “Worsening situation” at Fukushima Daiichi — 40+ more years of radiation contamination coming out of plant may have sizeable effects in neighboring countries


Title: Fukushima Needs a Hero: Responsibility and Democracy in Japan
Author: Akio Matsumura
Date: August 20, 2012


Even taking the TEPCO estimate, 40 years of radiation contamination in the food chain will have sizeable effects in Japan and perhaps in neighboring countries. The public debate in Japan has shifted to restarting power plants across the country, and little is said about the long term effects of the accident.


I have growing concerns about the management of the national crisis where the central government, local government, TEPCO and media have barriers to speak out about the worsening situation [See also: Fukushima Nuclear Situation Deteriorating].


We need individuals to champion the health and security of Japan’s residents.


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