Katsumi Furitsu, Japan
2012 in Heiden
As a medical student in the eighties, Katsumi Furitsu had already learned about the radiation exposure to which nuclear power plant workers are exposed in normal Japanese operation. And early on she turned her attention to the ominous beginning of the nuclear chain: uranium mining. She took measurements to prove the excessiveness of the nuclear-industrial complex. And she was never intimidated.