Japan has always been energy hungry and addicted to nuclear power. Yet
the tsunami washed away old certainties and the industry has seen a
growing ground-level resistance and concern about its safety.
safety myth about nuclear power has been sunk deeply into people's
hearts. But that lie has been exposed", says anti-nuclear activist,
Hitomi Kamanaka. The Fukushima disaster is believed to have released as
much radiation as 200 Hiroshima bombs. "There's been a lot of cover up
over this". Across Japan communities are fighting to stop the
construction of new power plants. Yet can the world's third biggest
consumer of electricity live without them?