The Greens - EFA

Fukushima, 3 years after:
testimony from Naoto Matsumura, the last man from Fukushima

a greens-efa press conference:

Tuesday, 11 march 2014

original version

english version


Naoto Matsumura will present his daily routine in the forbidden zone and the reasons why he is staying in this highly contaminated area, but also talk about his struggle against the nuclear industry that destroyed his own identity, his heritage and his rights. Ignored by the Japanese press during a long time, many foreign media have been interested in his story, notably thanks to the publication of Antonio Pagnotta's book "Naoto Matsumura, the last man from Fukushima".

The venue of Naoto to the European parliament is part of a long trip in Europe (1) to alert the general public on the consequences of a nuclear disaster and to advocate for a global nuclear phase-out. His trip will particularly focus on Fessenheim nuclear power plant in Alsace, a few kilometres away from Strasbourg at the border with Germany and Switzerland, one of the oldest nuclear power plants in Europe that French President Hollande promised to close for 2017.

At the European level, from Tchernobyl to Fukushima, the legislation has progressively modified the radioactivity threshold in the event of a nuclear disaster (from 1 to 20 mSv), preparing though the European population to the ineluctability of an accident, what the ecologists cannot allow.

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mp4 - original - [133 MB]
mp4 - english - [144 MB]