Tatsuhiko Kodama: Fukushima’s gadfly via Nature

Tatsuhiko Kodama began his testimony calmly. But a few minutes into his speech before the Japanese parliament’s health and welfare committee on 27 July, the biologist’s tone grew sharp — and then downright angry — as he blasted the Japanese government for not accurately reporting the amount of radiation that had leaked from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the earthquake on 11 March. “This is clear negligence on the part of the government,” he shouted. “With 70,000 people wandering around, unable to go home, what is the government doing?”

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