U.S. military officials did not report the contamination to Japanese authorities, and did nothing to alleviate the contamination.
Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.
The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.
As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.
If the Japanese government continues to cater to corporate interests, critics fear, it will accommodate neither public demand nor scientific fact.