Monday, March 28, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: First Suicide - A Vegetable Farmer in Fukushima

Asahi Shinbun (in Japanese: 5:30AM JST 3/29/2011) sadly reports [opening paragraph only]:

 福島県須賀川市で24日朝、野菜農家の男性(64)が自宅の敷地内で首をつり、自ら命を絶った。福島第一原発の事故の影響で、政府が一部の福島県産野菜 について「摂取制限」の指示を出した翌日だった。震災の被害に落胆しながらも、育てたキャベツの出荷に意欲をみせていたという男性。遺族は「原発に殺され た」と悔しさを募らせる。

A vegetable farmer (64 years old) hanged himself in the morning of March 24 in Sukagawa City in Fukushima Prefecture. It was one day after the government issued a "intake restriction" on some of the vegetables grown in Fukushima. The man was still looking forward to shipping the cabbages he grew, even though he was shocked by the damage by the earthquake. The family blames the nuclear plant for "killing" him.


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