ABC: Japan’s nuclear agency hides children’s radiation results

Published: August 11th, 2011 at 10:05 am ET


Japan’s nuclear agency hides radiation results, ABC Australia by Mark Willacy, August 11, 2011:

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has denied public access to the results of thyroid check-ups for more than 1,000 Fukushima children exposed to radiation.

Critics have accused Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission of denying the public accurate information about the crisis […] saying the commission fears a negative public reaction to children’s exposure to radiation from the crippled Fukushima plant.

Published: August 11th, 2011 at 10:05 am ET


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13 comments to ABC: Japan’s nuclear agency hides children’s radiation results

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    Enough. The parents should demand the results and not take no for an answer. Stop acting like sheep.

  • Nuclear commission erases children’s exposure data

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog has been found to have erased from its website, data on the results of thyroid checkups for children in Fukushima Prefecture.

    The Nuclear Safety Commission had uploaded the test results carried out by the government in March. More than 1,000 children aged 15 or younger were checked to see whether radioactive substances are accumulating in their …

  • Steven Steven

    Great to see our very own (Australian) journo Mark Willacy in there doing his job. Pity the MSM here isn’t airing his material, I wonder how he’ll react to that when he comes home.

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Privacy excuses are just that, the data could be provided with no personal identifiers to the public. It’s not for the obvious reasons we all know….

  • odiez1 odiez1

    Come on Japan people!! The folks leaving the “dust bowl” of the US (See the movie Grapes of Wrath) weren’t accepted anywhere they went, but they still packed up and went somewhere else.
    Get your asses out of there. Get your kids AND LEAVE FOR SOME OTHER AREA.
    You’ve been lied to, and the government is in cahoots with the Nuclear industry. The odds are stacked against you. They will continue to lie to you.

  • arclight arclight

    “But it has been revealed that earlier this month the commission removed the data from its website, citing privacy reasons.

    But health specialists have slammed the decision, saying the commission fears a negative public reaction to children’s exposure to radiation from the crippled Fukushima plant.”

    the commision must be breaking so many human rights laws i cant even think of them all! any lawyers in the house?
    this is particularly disgusting on so many levels!!

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    I Skyped a friend in Nagoya, Japan today. “They don’t tell us anything, and the people don’t usually ask questions,” they told me. “I am not like that.” But ask away…they won’t reveal anything. And as bad as they are, they are more forthcoming than the Canadian and American governments.

    • arclight arclight

      include all the european governments too! and most of the population as well, the japanese are not alone concerning this dumbing down of the intelect! perfect for the money men to be able to limit resistance….

      but history shows us that the masses can rise up when the oppression peaks! oppression is like a slow and steady cancer. once introduced it will always increase towards its inevitable conclusion….

      barring a gandhi figure appearing, i am afraid that the revolution will be a bloody one as normal forms of protest are now banned or controlled to minimise impact…also the press doesnt cover controvertial topics very often (no way of expression)!!

      and it doesnt have to be like this! unfortunately tptb are playing thier games and not noticing the effect that they are having on society…more fool them!
      peace (i hope)