“Nuclear leaks poison the Pacific” — “We’re talking about the Pacific Ocean, so it’s not just Fukushima that’s affected” — “Criticism will be worldwide” if contamination keeps flowing from plant

Sunday, August 11, 2013
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com
August 11th, 2013

Title: Fukushima Daiichi plant’s nuclear leaks poison the Pacific and a way of life
Source: The Guardian in Tokyo (via South China Morning Post); Additional reporting by AFP
Date: August 11, 2013

Fukushima Daiichi plant’s nuclear leaks poison the Pacific and a way of life

[...] In a furious letter to Tepco president Naomi Hirose, Japan’s national fisheries federation said the water leakages were an “act of treason to all fishing industry workers and to all members of the public in Japan”. [...]

Tepco’s sudden about-turn over the leaks has added to public anger about its handling of the crisis. [...]

[Takashi Niitsuma, head of sales at the Iwaki fisheries co-operative 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of the disaster site, said] “Even if we could catch fish for sale, no one would buy them. We’re talking about the Pacific Ocean, so it’s not just Fukushima that’s affected. If Tepco allows more water to leak into the sea, the criticism will be worldwide.” [...]

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