Unsure future for city in shadow of nuclear plant (AP) – 545th Edition

Retiree Miyoko Sato, left, recalls the tsunami wave with a visiting neighbor, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Soma sits in the shadow of Fukushima Dai-ichi, a crippled nuclear facility that was badly damaged by the tsunami and has been spewing radioactivity into the air and sea, forcing tens of thousands to flee or hunker down indoors. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)AP – Hidekatsu Sato stands in the doorway of his gutted house and looks out impassively at the sea as it laps up against the harbor wall just a few meters away. Born and raised here, he went to Tokyo to work as a plumber, then returned a few years ago to live out his retirement years.

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