Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:14 PM
The influential American Magazine “The Nation”,dated July 25,published an
“Is Fukushima Safe for the Olympics?”.
I am sending you some impressive excerpts.
” Fukushima is not yet safe, and no amount of sunny rhetoric from Olympic
bigwigs as well as Japanese politicians, can make it so.”
“With two hours to drive before hitting Fukushima, his dosimeter read 0.04;
anything above 0.23, he told us, was unsafe. The needle jumped further as we
approached the nuclear plants and attendant cleanup operations. Outside the
Decommissioning Archive Center, it moved into unsafe territory with a 0.46
reading before spiking to a truly alarming 3.77 as we approached Fukushima
Daiichi Unit 1 reactor, one of three that melted down. The Olympic torch run
is currently scheduled to pass through some of these high-contamination
“What was destroyed by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown hasn’t
been rebuilt. Many businesses also have been “abandoned by owner,” an
all-purpose explanation for the state of things. ”
“The local people have come to me and told me to tell the world what is
actually happening,” she said. “That’s where I get my strength. There are
people getting sick. There are people who are dying from stress. The world
needs to know.”
The Tokyo OLympic Games 2020 has yet to surmount so many serious obstacles.
With warmest regards,
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland