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Fukushima Nuclear Accident Is Murder’s Act: Mayor(JIJI)

Katutaka Idogawa Mayor of Futaba

  Geneva, Oct. 30 (Jiji Press)–The nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is a “murder’s act,” the mayor of one of the two towns that host the crippled nuclear plant said Tuesday.
   “I think this is the accident that happened in insufficient safety precaution and we consider this as a manmade disaster,” Katsutaka Idogawa, mayor of Futaba where the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is located, said at a meeting held in the U.N. Office in Geneva.

   “There are some people who speak as if the accident has been contained but the reality is the contrary,” he said.

 “Although we had unwanted exposure to the radiation, we never heard any apology from anyone. This feeling I have will never be cleared and this is an unforgivable murder’s act,” he said.

 Referring to evacuation of Futaba residents, Idogawa said, “My priority was the life of the people, particularly the children, instead of just the formality of the town.”


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