Kyoto Professor: 20,000 square kilometers would be evacuated if Japan followed law on “illegal” radioactive waste — 20 times larger than no-go zone (VIDEO)

Published: May 7th, 2012 at 11:15 am ET
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Footage of the NYC Press Conference May 4th 2012
Cinema Forum Fukushima

New York — Description: Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.

Hiroaki KOIDE / Nuclear Reactor Specialist and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute

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There is also a law that says that when transporting radioactive material, it is illegal to transport any material which has a greater dose than 40,000 becquerels per square meter.

In fact, if that law were to be followed, then the amount of square kilometers that need to be evacuated is approximately 20,000km — in other words 20,000 square kilometers should be completely devoid of people.

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In December 2011, Asahi reported the evacuation zone is about 1,100 square kilometers:

SOURCE: Asahi

Published: May 7th, 2012 at 11:15 am ET
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