Date Aired: June 22, 2012
Date Published: Sept 15, 2012
Translation by: guardianofmiyagi
Katsutaka Idogawa, Futaba Mayor: It was a low sound like echo. Naturally I heard the explosion sound of a nuclear power plant accident for the first time. I never forget that sound.
Then ashes from Fukushima Daiichi began to fall above us… Small ash and big ash…
Various debris did fall down very, very noiselessly. A really silent fall…
Not black but white ash… I sensed this ash was lethal.
I didn’t want citizens to be exposed to radioactivity anymore and I evacuated them to the outside of Fukushima prefecture, to Saitama here.
I do want them to say in a place as distant as possible form Fukushima.
Published: September 16th, 2012 at 12:53 am ET