Fear grips residents near nuclear plant
In Japan, many concerns about long-term health
Yoshiko Ota keeps her windows shut. She never hangs her laundry outdoors. Fearful of birth defects, she warns her daughters: Never have children. This is life with radiation, nearly one year after a tsunami-hit nuclear power plant began spewing it into Ota’s neighborhood, 40 miles away. She’s so worried that she has broken out in hives.