Japan’s radiation dilemma: Leave or live in fear, CBS, June 28, 2011:
[...] The government has lowered radiation exposure standards in the Fukushima region to 20 millisieverts a year. That’s about the same amount as 50 mammograms. Fukushima City is 40 miles from the nuclear plant, the source of the radiation, but Japan is telling its residents that there’s no additional risk. Many international experts and even the prime minister’s own nuclear advisor disagree. They claim that Fukushima is no longer safe – particularly for children. [...]
At the Soramame daycare center, there are just a few kids left. Most of the children have moved out of town with their parents. The founder, Sadako Monma, told me she vows to carry on. But she can’t pay her rent anymore.
“The rest of the world must be thinking, “What on earth is wrong with Japan? Where’s the sense of crisis?’” she said “Why isn’t our government protecting us?” [...]
Published: June 29th, 2011 at 9:12 am ET