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Post-Fukushima Horror - “I Saw My Wife On Fire, This Is Tepco’s Fault”
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Mikio Watanabe’s Fukushima home is contaminated with radiation and filled with the nightmares of his wife’s horrific suicide.


“I can still see it,” says the 62-year old, the tears welling in his eyes.


What he sees is Hamako, his wife of 58 years, on fire and scorched.


The 58-year-old doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire last July after slipping into an overwhelming depression.


As evacuees from last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, Mikio and Hamako lost everything: their home, their jobs, and any hope for the future.


“If there was no nuclear accident, we wouldn’t have gone through this terrible thing,” he says. “This is TEPCO’s fault.”


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Watanabe’s lawsuit seeks to elevate his wife’s suicide beyond the horror tale whispered among evacuees. “Watanabe’s case is very symbolic,” says his attorney Tsugio Hirota.


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Added: Jun-21-2012 Occurred On: Jun-21-2012
By: kauan
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Tags: Japan, Fukushima, Tsunami, Earthquake, Daiichi, Power, Plant, TEPCO, Nuclear, Disaster, Reactor, Meltdown, Cesium, Plutonium, Uranium, USA, California
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  • So how cheap is nuclear electric power again?...

    ...how long those spend rods had to be store >??


    ...what happen with the nuclear central when pass their life time of use...how much cost to shut it down and safely demolished???


    lo barato cuesta caro...nothing else to say

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    • @Hazel_Nut I would think that solar energy would be the cleanest and safest...

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  • Sad....What I can't understand is killing yourself through self immolation....That has to be the worst way to die known to man....

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  • I assumed suicides in Japan were pretty common even before the tsunami.

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    • @eye_of_the_beholder yes suicide is common, older people do have a higher rate of suicide. mainly job lifers, working 40 years for a company and if a company goes under or they are fired or let go.....nobody wants to hire a older person who cant invest and be a long time member of the company. with no hope anyone can lose it.

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  • sad, sad, sad

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  • they have a beautiful home, not a cookie cutter, i feel so bad for the man, and that she took her life R.I.P.

    cnn was wrong on one part though it wasnt a true meltdown as the containment vessel wasnt breached to the outside, if that had happpened half of japan would have been fallout 3. what happened was hydrogen built up blew the building outer housing.

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    • @journeyman083
      As a west coaster I'm familiar with Japan's radioactive trash.

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  • Yeah, fuck blaming allah.

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  • ". . .His wife of nearly 40 years. . . ON FIRE."

    A+ reporting

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  • how very sad , and what a truly awesome home

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  • Very sorry.

    Govt. or power company should have compensated this couple for their home.

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  • Move from there or kill yourself. That's all and that's sad.

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  • i like the sound of crunchy driveways

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