Mayor: “We would end up dying, polluted to radiation all over” if we returned to Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: February 7th, 2013 at 10:26 am ET


Title: The interview of Idogawa Mayor of Futaba Town after his resignation
Filmed by: OurPlanet-TV
Edited by: The Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team
Translated by: World Network for Saving Children from Radiation
Date Published: Feb 7, 2013
Date Filmed: Jan. 24 2013

At 7:30 in

Katsutaka Idogawa, recently resigned as mayor of Futaba
: I wrote the message with the concern that if we returned to Fukushima, believing everything would be alright, we would have no jobs but decontaminating operations.

We would end up dying, polluted to radiation all over.

Watch the interview here

Published: February 7th, 2013 at 10:26 am ET


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16 comments to Mayor: “We would end up dying, polluted to radiation all over” if we returned to Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Time will pass and history will reflect on the actions of Mr. Idogawa.
    Funny.. how people of true valor and bravery..honesty and intent… often wind up having to account to others their lives and actions.
    Given time..the people will come to value…what he has done.
    In the meantime, may his heart and soul rest easy..for he is a true warrior.

    • Jay

      Rose , indeed he is a worrier , he has to fight the 62.7 % of the Japanese voters that brought last month in the office a nuke friendly government … I would say Mission Imposible !

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Hi, Jay..I agree..unfortunately..sometimes even 'losing battles' have to be fought.

        A worried warrior..indeed.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Many of the mayors and city council people from the smaller cities have stood up to try to protect the people. They haven't been able to make much headway, sadly. Yes, the mayor is a hero. The mothers will bless him.

          As a side note: does Japan use Diebold machines to count their votes?

  • weeman

    Reality has final set in, he has come to realize the fruitality of the situation the never ending exposure to radiation and the utter lack of response from the government to protect and care for his constituency.
    I am ashamed to call my self a human being, we are a petty minded species, I will say no more.

    • I was going to ask about Tokyo. Unfortunately, I (or Chris) answered the question:

      Shocking Tokyo Japan Radiation Test by Dr. Chris Busby (Fukushima Fallout
      [Published on Jan 19, 2013]

      Chris Busby calls for evacuation. Enough said.

      • kintaman kintaman

        I left Tokyo with my family asap after 3.11. Looking online you can see many geiger counter readings around the central Tokyo area showing completely normal levels but there are still areas that will have hot spots. Also the food supply and water table are serious concerns. The food supply chain is not to be trusted in Japan (nor anywhere else really) as they intentionally mislabel where the food comes from in order to make a buck.

        Also, Fukushima is still smoldering away and TEPCO are dumping into the ocean and incinerating all over Japan. Things will get worse before (if) they ever get better.

        • Well done kintaman.

          It's not actually the geiger counter readings I'm worried about but the scintillation detector readings (filters, food, fish, water, etc.).

          The low readings will give people a false idea. As you said – the water table. Or, "It's the water table stupid!" …. etc.

          Oh yes, the food supply. I can't even trust the food here on the West Coast. I was just talking to my friend in Thailand, and casually mentioned that Japan is their largest import partner, with the usual caveats on Japanese goods.

      • +1

        Higher cesium found inside an apartment. (air filter)
        SERIOUS discovery, a SERIOUS hazard!

        • That's what I thought. He's also getting non-naturally-occurring Lead-210 peaks. Lead-210 breaks down into Polonium-210 – and we know what certain agencies use that for.

          Also, these don't appear to be only hotspot readings because they were from an air filter 20 floors up in a tower. It's in the air being breathed by everyone in Tokyo.

          Yes, big problem.

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            Tokyo is a nuclear hazardous waste site, that should be evacuated before scraping the entire area 20 feet deep and properly disposed of.

            It'll never happen. Omnicide.

            • A new word. Thanks T.I.S.


              "Omnicide is human extinction as a result of human action. Most commonly it refers to extinction through nuclear warfare or biological warfare, but it can also apply to extinction through means such as global anthropogenic ecological catastrophe.

              Omnicide can be considered a subcategory of genocide."


            • Then maybe cover the whole place in bentonite clay.

              This is the lady that posted the horrible Tokyo results from Chris Busby:

              Benefits of Calcium Bentonite Clay
              Karen Atkins·

              Maybe construct a whole new planet – but make it out of bentonite clay – given our [sub]human propensities.

              Note to Mayor: [the obvious] – don't return to Fukushima. To play it safe, leave Japan and don't return there either.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Let Tokyo be a lesson for the rest of the world. Nuclear must be replaced, now.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    From the video posted in May 2012, on a sign near the entrance of abandoned Futaba city:

    "Atomic energy makes our town and our society prosperous."

    • weeman

      Reminds me of the sign at the concentration camps of ww2, work will set you free and we all know what that meant. Unfortunately they have new and improved ovens nuclear. Not funny.