Photo Gallery: 'People Have To Decide for Themselves Whether to Stay or Leave'
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Photo Gallery: 'People Have To Decide for Themselves Whether to Stay or Leave'

Studying the Fukushima Aftermath 'People Are Suffering from Radiophobia'

Japanese scientist Shunichi Yamashita is a leading expert on the effects of nuclear radiation. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his work in communicating the potential dangers of exposure to residents living near the Fukushima nuclear plant. The professor says many suffer from severe radiation anxiety.
Interview conducted by Cordula Meyer