As Japanese workers continue their desperate efforts to avert a complete nuclear catastrophe, the United States begins evacuating its citizens from the country, and people the world over stock up on potassium iodide pills, 71-year-old Kazuko Yamashita doesn’t quite get what all the fuss is about. Compared to surviving the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, as she did, this all seems like a minor inconvenience.
“I may be a bit too callous about this due to the fact that I was really heavily exposed to radiation, but I don’t think this is anything to turn pale over,” she told Reuters.
In that case, there’s a real shortage of workers at the nuclear plant right now, so …
Nagasaki survivor: People seem ‘too sensitive’ [MSNBC]