The Japanese government is attempting to whitewash its ongoing nuclear crisis as it forces Fukushima residents to return to their homes in a still-radioactive area, according to nuclear experts. As Japan prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, are authorities choosing national prestige and the protection of power companies over people’s lives?
Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gunderson, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 US atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
“The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling,” Gunderson, a licensed reactor operator with 45 years of nuclear power engineering experience and the author of a bestselling book in Japan about the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, told Truthout.
He explains that both the Japanese government and the atomic power industry are trying to force almost all of the people who evacuated their homes in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to return “home” before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.