|Victims share their personal stories on how the Fukushima|
disaster affected them. Photo: Greenpeace
They have compelling stories to tell. To learn about the stories, and to expose the shameful neglect of victims, Greenpeace Japan brought six international witnesses to tour the Fukushima area this week and to meet five victims. Following is the report by Dr. David McNeill, Japan correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Three Years On: Lives in Limbo
by Dr. David McNeill, Greenpeace International, February 2014
In March 2011, Kaori Saito watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold on TV from her living room in Fukushima City, roughly 60 kilometres away. When the government instructed her to keep her two young children indoors to avoid radiation, she asked her husband if they could move away. He said no and refused to discuss it further.