NBC News, Apr. 22, 2014 — Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency: Chernobyl and Fukushima have demonstrated that although nuclear accidents are rare, when they do occur, the cost and devastation is biblical (according to the U.N., $235 billion for the former and as much as twice that for the latter). Moreover, we’ll live with the toxic waste, even from the power plants that function normally, for generations with no viable way to neutralize or safely store it, meaning we’re risking the lives of our kids and grandkids for “cheap” power today.
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture, April 21, 2014: “When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from heart attacks, and then there were many people in Fukushima who died suddenly, even among young people. [...] TEPCO employees also are dying. But everyone is keeping mum about it.”
Published: April 23rd, 2014 at 3:31 am ET
- Video: Situation in Fukushima is beyond imagination — Many young and old people dead from heart attacks — Young woman died of leukemia April 28, 2013
- TV: “Many young people in Fukushima who are in high school have died suddenly”; Officials “ignore all the problems” — Former Mayor: People are always told “any disease they have is not caused by radiation” (VIDEO) January 17, 2014
- Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO) April 21, 2014
- Fukushima Worker: “All sorts of troubles going on in plant”; Officials won’t tell public what really happens — People should worry, it’s not under control — Employees wear disguises over fear of retaliation — Reporter: Tour of plant “was very strange… feels completely dead… not many people” (VIDEO) September 27, 2014
- Nuclear Worker: “There’s been some people dying, young guys, of some weird cancers” (VIDEO) July 23, 2012