Title: Coming Home; A Mayor’s Quest to Revive a Fukushima Village
Source: NHK Documentary
Date: Dec 22, 2012
Kawauchi Mayor Yuko Endo: Well we will make sure decontamination is safe every step of the way. Even when it rains, I promise you nothing will seep out.
Resident: I don’t believe in promises. Mr. Mayor you can’t promise me anything. We agreed to the nuclear plant after Tepco promised it would be safe. Look at what happened. Not even 40 years after it was built, the plant spewed out something invisible across Japan. Don’t you dare make promises.
Endo: Well safety will be our top priority while we proceed with the work to be sure the nuclear accident…
Resident: Enough already. I don’t want to listen anymore. You’re wasting my time.
Published: December 23rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm ET
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