Lessons From Fukushima

On December 5 and 6 Helen Jaccard, VFP Golden Rule Project Manager, visited Fukushima Prefecture to learn about the impacts that the triple disaster has had on the lives of people there.
This picture is of a sea wall being constructed where a tsunami wiped out a whole village.  In the distance, 10 km away, is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  This sea wall is an area that will never again be occupied by humans – a colossal waste of money.  Most of the sea wall is made from contaminated dirt covered by a light layer of concrete, which will all wash into the sea in the next tsunami.
This is the report from that part of her trip to Japan, December 2 – 21.  Japan Report Back – Lessons From Fukushima

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