Bianca Jagger tells Japan’s UK Ambassador: “Efforts must be focused on ending the ongoing fires” at Fukushima plant — Asks gov’t do all it can to limit radiation exposure
Nov. 2 — “An almost certain rise in cancer rates for millions of people is the best case scenario from the continued leakage from Fukushima Daiichi reactors No. 1, 2, 3, and 4,” writes Bianca Jagger in a letter to Japan’s ambassador in the UK.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I would like to convey to you the concern of the thousands of mothers and those who have signed the petition, and to appeal to the Japanese government to do everything in its power to limit the radioactive exposure of the population, by meeting the following demands.
- The dangerous radioactive rubble at Fukushima Power Plants and the other areas around should be left at the site of the disaster.
- Efforts must be focused on ending the ongoing fires at the plant, and people should be evacuated from the immediate area in accordance with radiation levels set before March 11th.” [...]
Read the letter in full here: The letter I delivered on behalf of the Japanese mothers that live in fear of radioactive exposure from the Fukushima disaster, to Japanese Ambassador
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- New Scientist asks “How did the population of Fukushima prefecture dodge the radioactivity?” — Chernobyl 10 times more radiation November 16, 2011
- Outbreaks of tuberculosis and rubella hit Japan July 10, 2012
- Asahi: “Our worries are growing more and more” says Fukushima mother — “The problem of the nuclear plant is still ongoing” July 23, 2012
- Telegraph: Tepco raised “safe” radiation exposure limits at Fukushima plant to over 500 times original level — From 180cpm to 100,000cpm — Often reported as 2.5-fold increase February 21, 2012