Radioactive Olympics Torch Relay – Again! – will Run through Futaba.
It was host town to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
and ground zero for radiation releases from the 2011 triple meltdown. 

 

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Radioactive Olympics Torch Relay – Again! – Beverly Findlay-Kaneko is Nuclear Hotseat’s Voices from Japan producing partner.  She evacuated Japan with her son following the 2011 nuclear disaster.  Here, she provides details from on-the-ground reports out of Fukushima Prefecture, along with direct statements by former residents of Futaba translated from Japanese blog posts exclusively for Nuclear Hotseat.  We revisit this interview from Nuclear Hotseat #450 and it’s deja vu all over again.  The 2021 Olympics are still being called the 2020 Olympics, and every plan made for last year is being implemented this year, as-is.  We spoke on January 20, 2020, which was before the Covid 19 pandemic forced cancellation of last year’s Radioactive Olympics plans.  

Beverly Findlay-Kaneko (r) and Libbe HaLevy (l) with Kumar Sundaram (c)

 

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Japan can’t lure evacuees or even newbies to live in Fukushima Prefecture, so maybe a bit of bribery, er, financial incentive might help them along…? 

 

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