While Mr. Klukassaid divers were not in danger of nuclear contamination because the current is moving from north to south, many local fishermen say they are afraid to go out and catch fish that might have traces of radioactive elements such as iodine or cesium.
“The nuclear power plant is messing up everything for us,” said Hidehito Nakamura, checking on his small fishing craft in the port area.
“They say the contamination is only near the plant. But we are worried about the winds and the currents.”
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