Agricultural lands in parts of Japan is no longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned, as the country struggles to recover from the Fukushima atomic disaster.
Japanese Public Officials’ Insensitivity About Radiation Pushes Its Citizens To Act
Razuyoshi Sato, a councilman has long opposed the nuclear industry, an unpopular stance in a city where many people were employed at the Daiichi plant, suspected that the farmer Mrs. Kiyoko Okoshi’s fears were founded.
Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Upgraded To Crisis Severity 7, Same As Chernobyl
The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency upgraded its provisional evaluation based on an estimate that radioactive materials far exceeding the criteria for level 7 have so far been released into the external environment, but added that the release from the Fukushima nuclear plant is about 10 percent of that from the former Soviet nuclear plant, Kyodo reported.