KQED, June 7, 2014:
Excerpts from Interview with Yuri Kageyama, AP reporter
- 3:00 in — People are worried about getting sick, and there are really people getting sick, including thyroid cancer, which is what happened after Chernobyl. But there’s no direct proof that this is from Fukushima, but we may never know because it is very difficult to link individual sicknesses with whatever caused that sickness. So the fear keeps building, the distrust keeps building, and the people are still there living every day with that uncertainty.
- 5:30 in — I wish there were more interest because the people of Fukushima are extremely worried about being forgotten. It’s probably the biggest story of my life. I’ve been with AP for more than 20 years. And I think it’s up to the reporters to make sure this is important story is not forgotten.
- 6:00 in — I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real.
- 6:30 in — I think that maybe I should worry more, because when I did go to this family for a recent a story visiting their home in the no go zone, because they were going I went, my photographer and I also went, to that no go zone and we wore gear just like they did. We just went the same way they did, but I didn’t think of that, I didn’t question that because these are the people I was covering.
Published: June 8th, 2014 at 6:36 pm ET
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