Overwhelming 80 pc Japanese think another Fukushima-type nuke disaster 'probable': Poll

Tokyo, July 19 (ANI): Majority of people in Japan believe the risk of another nuclear crisis is high unless all the reactors are shut down, a new survey has found.

The results of the poll, conducted in March by Hirotada Hirose, a risk-psychology specialist and professor emeritus at Tokyo Woman's Christian University, were released to the Japan Atomic Energy Commission under the Cabinet Office.

According to the Japan Times, the poll found that nearly 80 percent of the respondents said a crisis like the one at the Fukushima No. 1 plant will possibly occur again if Japan chooses to restart reactors that were currently non-functional.

Nearly 23 percent of the respondents, who were between the ages of 15 and 79, said another crisis 'will occur', while about 57 percent said it will 'probably occur'.

The poll found that more than 27 percent said the government was 'completely ill-prepared' for a crisis, while 63.8 percent said the steps that have been taken were not quite enough, the report added. (ANI)


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