"The 83-year-old man spoke with tears in his eyes. 'It's all over. It is better to just die.' He had just learned his small farm would be sealed off at midnight April 21 inside the government's no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Like many with properties within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled plant, he feared the worst--that he would never see his home again.
The farmer, who grew rice and vegetables in Naraha with his wife, got the news while watching TV at an evacuation center in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture."
Asahi Shimbun had the story April 23, 2011.
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"Swiss Economy Minister Against New Swiss Nuclear Plants" (Reuters)
"Human Cost of Nuclear Power Too High: German Minister" (Reuters)