• Sagamihara, Kanagawa


The Feb. 28 Kyodo/AFP article “125,000 lethal doses of sodium cyanide leaked in Iwate” mentions writer Ian Fleming’s fictional secret agents who were issued cyanide capsules to kill themselves if they were captured. Referring to James Bond in an incident that endangered the lives of thousands of people is cynical at best.

Only three questions crossed my mind after reading this article:

(1) Is the plant still in operation?

(2) Are the responsible managers already in jail?

(3) What are the authorities doing to investigate possible instances of contamination?

manfred baur
sagamihara, kanagawa

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