Radiation worker Suburro spends his days at Fukushima, monitoring workers’ exposure levels. He was in Tokyo one year ago, when he felt the ground shaking.
“I went inside of the exclusion zone and delivered aid,” he told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.
“The Japanese planned for an earthquake that was the biggest for 1,000 years. Well they got one. They got one that was 1,100 years,” said Marilyn Ele of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition.
Ele argues the only fail-safe is a total shutdown, but Patricia Cocredes with a pro-nuclear lobbying group disagrees.
“At this point, New York does not have any source of backup power for that,” she said.
Suburro says if Japan’s made due without the crippled plant the past year, so can New York.
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