14 Dec '11, 4am

The hermit of Fukushima 'staying put' despite risks - Straits Times: The hermit of Fukushima... #fukushima #nuclear

The hermit of Fukushima 'staying put' despite risks - Straits Times: The hermit of Fukushima... #fukushima #nuclear

This handout picture released from Naoto Matsumura and taken on May 18, 2011 shows dairy farmer Naoto Matsumura feeding a cow at his farm in Tomioka town in Fukushima prefecture, west of the stricken TEPCO Fukushima nuclear power plant. The 52-year-old farmer, who claims he is the only person living in the no-go zone, is tired of being accused of madness for refusing to leave his farm. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / NAOTO MATSUMURA KORIYAMA (AFP) - Naoto Matsumura is tired of being accused of madness for refusing to leave his farm in the shadow of Japan's still-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant. 'I'm not crazy,' insists the 52-year-old, who claims he is the only person living in the no-go zone around the crippled reactors on Japan's tsunami-ravaged north-east coast. As far as he knows, everyone else heeded the government's calls to leave the 20-kilometre (12-mile) exclusion zone arou...

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