In response to the inquiry to our article, the authors would like to specify the information sources for the following four citations in our article (Citations 12, 15, 18, and 23): Citation #12: (As for the conflict of domestic laws with international treaties,) We conducted the discharge of contaminated water because, after we had consulted the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and the Nuclear Safety Com-mittee, it was judged to cause no problem in the light of domestic laws. We apologize as though it had been conducted without notice. Information source added: (Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., 6 April 2011, @tokudasu niconico Live, http://nico.ms/lv45652870#34:58 #nicojishin #jishi [accessed August 16, 2012]) Citation #15: The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is in a serious condition due to damage from the tsunami. As regards its prior planning for avoiding the effects of a disaster, Mr. Tsutsumi, then vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company, said as follows:) Our expectation was too optimistic, as a result. Information source added: (Norio Tsutsumi, the Vice President of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., NHK Online, March 22, 2011 [accessed August 16, 2012]) Citation #18: If you eat them, it is not immediately the case that they injure your health. Information source added: (Chiba Prefectural Office, Asahi Shimbun, April 26, 2011) Citation #23: The probability of reemergence of nuclear criticality is not nil (zero de wa nai). Information source added: (Haruki Madarame, the chairman of the Nuclear Safety Committee, Yomiuri Shimbun On Line, May 26, 2011 [accessed August 16, 2012]).
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