Remember Fukushima?

螢幕快照+2012-08-11+上午5.30.57Three and a half years ago we turned our attention to the reactor plant in Fukushima, Japan, and while the devastation continues, our attention has drifted to other shiny objects in the headlines.

I’m reading reports that rice paddies far outside the exclusion zone are contaminated, that children are shoing alarming rates of thyroid cancer, and more than 200 US sailors filed a billion dollar lawsuit against Tepco – charging the company knew they were being exposed to higher levels of radiation that were disclosed.

Today, everyday, 80,000 gallons of contaminated waste flows from the destroyed reactor into the Pacific Ocean creating problems we can only begin to imagine.

Why are we talking about the ongoing and devastating environmental and health consequences?

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