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Jun112011

Aileen Mioko Smith & Robert Alvarez discuss the latest from Fukushima and implications for U.S. on Democracy Now!

Aileen Mioko Smith hosted Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps in Japan last August, including a visit to Fukushima DaiichiToday Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at Democracy Now! interviewed Aileen Mioko Smith of Green Action Japan, and Robert Alvarez of the Institute for Policy Studies. The 30 minute long discussion focused on the health impacts of radioactivity exposures to thousands of Fukushima Daiichi workers, as well as countless numbers of residents downwind and downstream, especially pregnant women and children. Alvarez pointed out that Fukushima-style reactors in the U.S., such as Vermont Yankee, contain several times more high-level radioactive waste in its storage pool than all four wrecked reactors at Fukushima put together.