Caldicott: Plants in Tokyo died from Fukushima fallout — “See these spots? That’s from radiation falling on the ginkos” (VIDEO)

Published: May 1st, 2012 at 11:45 pm ET
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Title: Who cares? Helen Caldicott and Kate Orff in conversation
Author: Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Date Filmed: April 2, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2012
Description: Columbia University’s Wood Auditorium — Helen Caldicott, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Kate Orff, Columbia University GSAPP

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Now this is interesting.

This is Japan in the spring soon after the accident, Tokyo.

And here are the azaleas that have just come out with their leaves, and they’ve died — from the fallout.

These are the ginkos [...] and see these spots? That’s from radiation falling on the ginkos, and you extract that to people’s lungs, and so radiation is in people’s lungs.

Much of Tokyo is highly radioactive [...]

Tokyo is extremely radioactive and there are 30 million people living there.

Published: May 1st, 2012 at 11:45 pm ET
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