Former Official in Fukushima: “This is a disaster of all humanity… the entire world”

“It’s on an international level, huge consequences” — “Now bigger than anything we can cope with”

Democracy Now on location in Japan, Jan. 17, 2014:

At 37:30 in

Katsutaka Idogawa, Futaba’s mayor during 3/11, the town where part of Fukushima Daiichi is located: I believe it’s really important for the Prime Minister to look at what he’s actually been responsible for, and have regret, and really deal with what they have done — before they can actually go forward and do anything. The disaster now is bigger than anything we can cope with, it’s a disaster on international level, and huge consequences — so he needs to really recognize this.

At 41:00 in

Idogawa: The nuclear power disaster is not just of Fukushima, this is a disaster of all humanity, of the entire world.

See also: Mayor: “White ashes” began to fall after Fukushima explosion… not black — “I sensed this was lethal” (VIDEO)

And: Mayor: Debris fell from the sky after Unit 1 explosion — I thought it might be the end — Many people were still in town and everybody stopped talking for a moment (VIDEO)

Watch the broadcast here