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Five years after Fukushima meltdowns, critic sees more cover-up than cleanup via Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Five years after a massive earthquake and tsunami killed more than 15,800 people in Japan and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, many people would rather forget the whole disaster.

Not Norma Field.

A retired professor of Japanese studies at the University of Chicago and author of several books on her native land, Field is a passionate critic who feels powerful interests are downplaying the disaster at the expense of ordinary families and their children.

“The government in Japan and the corporate interests and the people who are most vulnerable are encouraging and compelling a kind of amnesia about Fukushima,” Field said in an interview Wednesday at Montana State University.

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