Title: Decontamination: Losing the Sheltering Trees
Uploaded by: MissingSky101
Date: Nov 9, 2012
At 23:00 in
Narrator: Nobuhiro Monma received the results of his children’s physical examinations. Small but benign growths were discovered in their thyroid glands.
Nobuhiro Monma: This is the result of the thyroid exams. They found small lumps but there’s no need for a follow-up. I’m really shocked at what they found. I keep telling myself not to worry too much, but even if they’re benign it bothers me. [...]
Narrator: Monma and his family fled northwest to Fukushima City.
Monma: When we headed toward Fukushima we didn’t know that the radiation level was high there. Before they let us enter the evacuation site, we had to wait outside for 2 hours to be monitored for possible contamination. They say the level in Fukushima City was about 23 microsieverts [per hour] at that time, but we didn’t know that and kept the children outside for two hours. They must have absorbed large amounts of radioactive iodine. We covered them with blankets because they were cold, but we didn’t get them to wear masks. I deeply regret having them stay outdoors for 2 hour.
Published: November 10th, 2012 at 2:59 am ET