R. T. - Teacher

 
 
 

R.T., 34

Junior high school teacher


How dangerous is the radiation from Fukushima for people living here in Fukuoka?

It's slightly dangerous in the air, but the food that comes from Honshu contains radiation.

Radiation is all over Honshu, especially in the Kanto district.  So I've been hesitant to visit Tokyo.  Children and babies will be exposed to radiation.

How dangerous is the radiation for children?

I'm worrying about not only kids but their kids, as well.  It will last for a long time.

Farmers and food manufacturers in Fukushima and the Tohoku region are able to sell their food and make money, but this means that food contaminated with radiation may be entering the national food supply.  Is this a good system?  Is it necessary?

I think they should throw their food away. But considering their economic situation or love for their hometown, it's hard to say.

Is eating food grown in Fukushima and Tohoku a good way to help the people there?

It will help the people there, because their economy depends on the crops.

How dangerous do you think the radiation is in food?

Food is made like a chain so I think eating anything will expose us to radiation, and it's going to take a long time to remove it.

On TV and in the newspapers, do people talk about radiation being dangerous?

I don't think so.

Do you talk with your friends, family, or the people around you about radiation from Fukushima?  If so, how often do you talk about it?

I don't talk about it with my friends.

Some people don't talk about radiation from Fukushima with the people around them?  What do you think the reasons are for this?

Because they think Fukushima is far away.

In Kitakyushu they are burning radioactive debris from eastern Japan.  Do you think this is safe?

It's not safe at all because the debris contains more or less radiation.

Do you think that burning this radioactive debris is a good way for us to help the people of eastern Japan?

If there's a safe way to burn it, it's ok. But as it is now it's dangerous.

 

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