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Nuclear Hotseat Interview#135: Former Fukushima resident and nuclear refugee Setsuko Kida makes a short visit at her home

NuclearHotseat インタビュー#135:

Beverly Findlay-Kaneko of Families for Safe Energy reports on the deeply human side of Fukushima following her recent trip back home. Learn how nuclear refugees cope with radiation and catch up with the heartbreaking story of former Fukushima resident Setsuko Kida, previously interviewed on Nuclear Hotseat #127.

(WNSCR article is here)

 

Families for Safe Energy のビバリー・フィンドレイ金子氏が、「放射能難民」として避難を余儀なくされている元住民の木田節子さんの一時帰宅に同行し、原発事故の人的災害の側面をリポートします。木田さんの渡米の際のインタビューはNuclear Hotseat#127にて聞くことが出来ます。

 

Listen and download the interview #135 at Nuclear Hotseat podcast website

http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/1679/

 

To contact BeverlyFindlayKaneko:https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesForSafeEnergy

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Photos courtesy of Yuji Kaneko for use on Nuclear Hotseat website.
Photos courtesy of Yuji Kaneko for use on Nuclear Hotseat website.

Kida-san was surprised to see clean dishes stacked on her kitchen sink. “The dishes were still dirty in the sink, but my husband must have brought along some water and washed them,” she said, choking back tears.


台所の食器が綺麗に洗ってあると驚く木田さん。
「汚れっぱなしだったんだけど、お父さんがわざわざ水を持ってきて洗ってくれたのね、、。」
と木田さんが少し声を詰まらせながら言った。 

Photos courtesy of Yuji Kaneko for use on Nuclear Hotseat website.
Photos courtesy of Yuji Kaneko for use on Nuclear Hotseat website.

Bags of radioactive debris next to Kida-san’s house. Is this where radioactive waste will be stored? There is no interim storage site for this waste. Landowners know that if they allow waste to be stored temporarily on their property, it will likely become a semi-permanent solution, so they don’t give permission easily. This is why in many cases, radioactive debris remains on the sites that have been decontaminated.
Kida-san says that there is no way anyone can come back to a dangerous situation like this.


木田さんの自宅横にある空き地に除染廃棄物が置かれていた。
ここも放射性廃棄物の仮置き場になってしまうのだろうか。
除染で出た廃棄物の中間貯蔵場はどこの被災地も足りない状況だ。
一端置かれたら半永久的に動かせなくなることを知っていて、地権者は貯蔵場を容易に作らせないのだ。
だから除染したごみがその掃除した場所にそのまま保管されることも少なくないのだ。
こんな危険な状況で戻れるわけがないと木田さん。

(Text and photos sited form Nuclear Hotseat)

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