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“In Japanese Village, Outrage and Fear Rise With Radiation (Crisis Saddles Village With Unwanted Notoriety)” via the New York Times

IITATE, Japan — The mayor sprang into action the moment he heard that scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency were in the village hall’s parking lot. He rushed outside to confront the group, three Europeans and a Japanese, who wore surgical masks and cloth booties as they waved around a Geiger counter.

“Who gave you permission to come here?” the mayor, Norio Kanno, yelled at the four, chasing them into a van with the markings of the atomic energy agency, or I.A.E.A., the Vienna-based nuclear watchdog. “You are causing trouble for us!”

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