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GOVERNMENT EASES CURBS ON FARMING, BUSINESS OPERATION IN FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATED AREA
Fukushima Minpo News (20.06.15)

The government’s nuclear emergency task force in Fukushima Prefecture decided on June 19 to allow for farming activities aimed at full-fledged commercial shipments to be conducted in residence-restricted areas designated as a result of radioactive contamination from the 2011 nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, effective from the same day.

So… what you’re saying is that… we should re-start agriculture in places where people cannot live because it is too dangerous? I really wonder what those people think about. And from a very pragmatic point of view, who is going to buy the crops that have been grown in such an area? Who would be crazy enough to take the risk? They say that everything is tested, that the food on is safe, but who knows?

Trust has already been destroyed in Fukushima prefecture, and more generally in Japan. People want to believe that the situation is under control, but they also know it is not true. Contaminated water still leaks from Fukushima Daiichi, polluting sea water, while radioactive particules are spread all over the restricted (and not restricted) zones. Optimistic people say those places are condemned for the next 30 years; pessimistic people say 300. And now you want to produce food there? They are definitely out of their minds.

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