Different take on ‘mass suicide’

Otsu, Shiga

Regarding Eric Johnston’s April 19 article, “Doubt in Kansai grows over plant restarts, blackout predictions“: Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Yoshito Sengoku is quoted as telling an audience in Nagoya that shutting down all of Japan’s nuclear power plants would be akin to “mass suicide.”

He has it all wrong. Continuing to operate any of the reactors ever again after the criminal poisoning of Japan and much of the northern hemisphere by the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is akin to planetary suicide!

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fred alsdorf