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ini adalah kata kata dari katsonobu sakarai
kepada bbc - beliau ialah datuk bandar minamisoma
hanya 12 bati dari loji nuklear
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‘They're leaving us to die': Mayor of town near stricken Japanese nuclear plant claims his people have been ‘abandoned
Residents of a town lying within the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant claim they have been neglected by the Japanese government.
Minamisoma lies just 12 miles from the nuclear plant in crisis and villagers have been ordered to remain in their homes as their community lies on the edge of the state-ordered evacuation zone.
But as tonnes of water were dumped on the plant as the government attempted to prevent overheating, the mayor of Minamisoma has accused the authorities of ignoring his ‘isolated’ people’s plight.
‘They are leaving us to die,’ Katsunobu Sakarai told the BBC in a video interview.
‘We weren’t told when the first reactor exploded – we only heard about it on the TV. The government doesn’t tell us anything.’
Staff at the small town’s hospital have remained with their patients although Minamisoma would be at a high risk of contamination should the plant at Fukushima enter meltdown.
‘We're not really supposed to be here but this is our job,’ said Dr Yukio Kanazawa.
‘I really resent the nuclear plant