Roxanne Modafferi talks about her diaspora after the earthquake in Japan

[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]

When were you able to say you felt safe again?

On Friday, I had heard reports that the (nuclear) plant workers  seemed to be preventing an escalation of severity in the plants, and I got less panicky updates from those I was following on Twitter.  Twitter news sites became filled with comments regarding the tense situation in Libya.  I had heard that trace amounts of radiation were beginning to make their presence in Tokyo, but the amount of radiation that was coming to Tokyo was less than the amount of radiation that one absorbs flying from Tokyo to New York.  I returned to Tokyo on a Saturday, 8 days after the earthquake.

Do you drink the tap water without fear of radiation?  Is that as much of a problem as western media is/was making it out to be?

I drank it when reports first came out because I had no choice – there is not much bottled water in the stores anymore anywhere.  I was slightly fearful and mostly drank tea that I purchased at convenience stores, but I still cooked with the water.  Just recently, I heard authorities had stopped finding radiation in the water.  Maybe it is dependent upon the weather, as to the spread of the contamination.

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Published on March 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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