Fukushima: Don't forget

Don't forget

Sida - 21 februari, 2014
Det har gått tre år sedan Fukushima. Här berättar fem av offren om tre långa år och om svårigheterna med att återuppbygga livet efter att allt slagits sönder.

Det har gått tre år sedan Fukushima-katastrofen började i mars 2011. Här berättar 5 av offren om tre långa år och om svårigheterna med att återuppbygga livet efter att allt slagits sönder. Som tiotusentals andra tvingades de fly från historiens näst största utsläpp av radioaktiva partiklar. Och som tiotusentals andra har de övergetts av sin regering och TEPCO, företaget som drev kärnkraftverket och äger katastrofplatsen. De är rädda för att de kommer att glömmas bort, för att livet kommer att bli ännu värre om de glöms bort. Läs deras berättelser här under (på engelska) och se till att de inte glöms bort.

 

Imagine being Minako Sugano, constantly worried about the health of your children. They moved from an area recommended for evacuation to another, less contaminated area in Date City. Read her statement here.

Dairy farmer Kenichi Hasegawa had to abandon his farm in Iitate village where people still can’t live. He is now in Date City.

Another farmer, Hiroshi Kanno, also had to leave Iitate village. He and his family live in a temporary house; they can’t settle down. He wonders how long he and others can continue to be patient.

Organic farmer Tatsuko Ogawara has farmed for 30 years. She thought of giving up farming but instead now runs a farmers’ shop that sells local produce to help the farming community. The radiation level is noted on the foods.

The former mayor of Futaba, Katsutaka Idogawa, lives with his wife far from his old home. Eight days after the disaster started he ordered the town to evacuate. There had been no orders to take iodine pills to protect people against radiation. Read his statement here.

Lawyer Kenji Fukuda is outraged by the compensation process that victims are subjected to. He works on behalf hundreds of victims. He sees lengthy paperwork and complicated process as a way to protect TEPCO and not something that will help victims. He speaks out often about his concerns.

Six anti-nuclear activists from India, Korea, Poland, and Germany and the Greenpeace France executive director met the victims in the Fukushima area in mid-February. View quotes from the visit.


 

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