Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

25.02.2016 - Fukushima, Japan - Fairewinds Energy Education

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3
Earthquake and Tsunami damage, Japan-March 16, 2011: This is a satellite image of Japan showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami at the Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan. (credit: DigitalGlobe) www.digitalglobe.com (Image by Digital Globe from wikimedia commons)

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing accurate information about what is going on to residents, local activists and the media.

He has witnessed inadecuate and futile clean-up attempts, met with those displaced by the contamination and suffering from the effects of radiation, and heard about discrimination today recalling the terrible experiences of the Hibakusha – the survivors of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.

In this third podcast Arnie talks about his visit to see a group of people displaced by the contamination, the health problems starting to appear, the discrimination faced by the survivors and the increased danger from radiation to the health of young boys and, even more so, of young girls.

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