Olympics to hurt reconstruction

I quite agree with the Sept. 11 front-page article “Abe’s nuke assurance to IOC questioned.” I am afraid to say that the leaked contaminated water can’t be stopped by simply freezing because the Earth is getting warmer little by little.

As a resident of Fukushima Prefecture, I’m afraid that general concern, construction material and construction workers, and almost everyone and everything will go to the Tokyo area now that the capital has been chosen to host of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. And reconstruction of the tsunami, quake and radiation-damaged places like Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures will be overlooked. Radiation-damaged places like Futaba-gun, Okuma, Namie and Futaba will be places where nobody can return in the future.

I wonder how many of the approximately 150,000 evacuees will be able to return home and enjoy watching the 2020 Games on TV in seven years.

masayuki aihara
fukushima

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  • Starviking

    The writer should note that the Earth getting warmer does not mean that things will not freeze anymore.