Zukunashi no Hiyamizu, June 9, 2014 (h/t Dissensus Japan]: Why many of decontamination volunteers died — “Genpatsu Mondai” wrote a blog article in the May 21, 2014 titled “Joining the volunteer with Fukushima citizens result in sudden death!!! Two of fifteen students in the neighborhood already died from an unknown cause”. In this article, you can read many dead cases of volunteers who went to Fukushima and worked there. They went to contaminated area and worked for decontamination as volunteers. [...] Basically the purpose of volunteers is to go to the contaminated area where the air dose rate is high and to work there.
Sulejman Brkic, June 12, 2014: We left for Fukushima by bus very early on May 31, from Yokohama [...] At the rest area where we stopped to pick up our guide, Masumi K. [...] According to Masumi san, the population is divided between those who trust the government and the ones who don’t [...] Don’t forget Fukushima are the words spoken to us by Masumi K. [...] Masumi is from Okuma which she fled with her family after the nuclear explosions in 2011 [...] She has been also battling cancer for some time now [...] her husband got seriously sick and needed a new kidney, Masumi gave him one of hers. [...] [A] young anonymous worker [at Fukushima Daiichi] told us [...] about so many small and big acts of exploitation [...] that…well…one stops listening, not on purpose, but it’s just too much, too overwhelming, it starts sounding normal after a while, I am sorry I can’t remember all of it. At every step in that area one can see or hear or feel the Japanese government’s lies and crimes. [...] After the young anonymous worker, Masumi K talked again. She told us, again among many other stories of suffering, about the increase in suicides, consumption of alcohol, domestic violence, depression…she also told us how after the ongoing nuclear disaster there was a time when quite lots of people suddenly started having nose bleeds, cats and dogs too, it lasted for some time and then it suddenly stopped.
Published: June 18th, 2014 at 3:27 pm ET