Secrecy agreement between Fukushima and IAEA revealed by Tokyo newspaper — They hid health effects in Chernobyl… same thing could happen to Fukushima”

Published: January 7th, 2014 at 12:38 pm ET
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Tokyo Shimbun, December 31, 2013, with translation by Fukushima Voice (version 2e), published Jan. 6, 2014: It was discovered that the memorandum of cooperation between the IAEA and Fukushima as well as Fukui Prefectures contain a confidentiality clause [...] critics say “it could be preempting the State Secrecy Protection Law.” [...] In Fukushima Prefecture, it was the prefectural government that entered into an agreement with IAEA in the area of decontamination and radioactive waste management, whereas Fukushima Medical University entered into an agreement with IAEA in the area of the survey of radiological effect on human health. [...] “The Parties will ensure the confidentiality of information classified by the other Party as restricted or confidential.” [...] if either the prefectures or IAEA decide to classify information for “they contribute to worsening of the residents’ anxiety,” there is a possibility that such information as the accident information, as well as radiation measurement data and thyroid cancer information may not be publicized. [...] IAEA has published reports, after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, stating “there were no health effects due to radiation exposure.” [...]

Japan’s Nihon TV in 1993: ‘What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident’ (Source: tokyobrowntabby2)

Practical Arrangements between Fukushima Medical University and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Cooperation in the Area of Human Health (pdf), Dec. 15, 2012: The Parties have identified the following areas and activities in which cooperation may be pursued: [...] IAEA will assist the University in implementing the Fukushima Health Management Survey project;  [...] the Parties will collaborate in capacity building and research on human health programmes, including radiation emergency medicine; [...] the IAEA will endeavour to organize conferences, seminars and workshops, in cooperation with the University, with the aim of enhancing public awareness of radiological effects on human health and addressing the issue of “radiation fear” and post-traumatic stress disorders in the Fukushima population; [...] The Parties will support the widest possible dissemination of unclassified information [...] The Parties will ensure the confidentiality of information classified by the other Party as restricted or confidential. [...]

Ruiko Mutoh, representative of  Fukushima nuclear disaster plaintiffs: “IAEA has a history of hiding information about health effects in Chernobyl. The same thing could happen to Fukushima.”

Watch Mutoh at a recent press conference here

Published: January 7th, 2014 at 12:38 pm ET
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426 comments to Secrecy agreement between Fukushima and IAEA revealed by Tokyo newspaper — They hid health effects in Chernobyl… same thing could happen to Fukushima”

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Good job, Wyakin. Thanks for all the useful references.


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  • Nick

    The IAEA is not concerned with anyone's health beyond stock portfolios.

    I mean PERIOD.

    Anything else that they do is superficial and devious.

    Man-made radiation is almost like a rip in space-time, nothing has evolved to deal with it, no cells on this planet "feed" on radioactive substances. Some organisms may appear to thrive/survive, but we all have to admit that this sh*t is nasty. Not just today, but for thousands of years.

    Trust no one. Make your own decisions. Our very future has dissolved in the fissioning nightmare bubbling off of Japan's Northeast coast.


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    • artika rama

      nick Well said . The whole nuclear industry is about creating weapons and making profit . Nobody should expect the IAEA , to care even a bit about the health of the population or the environment .
      The secrecy laws are kept in place since nuclear is about "bomb making" and that is their excuse to supress any information that would be antinuke.
      The whole nuclear industry is run more like the mafia then an industry .
      They are very powerfull, they run en effective propaganda machine and will destroy anyone going against them .
      We can only win this by informing everyone we know and raising public awareness .


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    • Arto Lauri provides details on IAEA running underground Plutinium market snd serious money Yakuza and Many Other Players.
      IAEA should be shut down.


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  • Sickputer

    The pro nuke forces are surely upset they have to contend with the Internet sites publishing all their dirty laundry…and it's a big stinky pile.

    There's a new sheriff of information in town and he doesn't bend over for the crooked politicians and nucleorats. Thank you Al Gore for inventing the Internet! >;->

    George Orwell and Aldous Huxley are smiling…

    Yes, it's a Brave New World thirty years after 1984.


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  • Sparky Sparky

    @Enenewsers: Please, STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS/SHILLS! Enenews is being hijacked, aka, "SocrefNews", s/he's has been posting nonstop, 24/7 for nearly a week throughout the site. If he's being paid by his/her/their masters by-the-word, then many on this site are stuffing Socref's pockets full of cash–at the expense of the 17,000+ other Enenewsers who come here for information, respectful dialog and support. So many of our bright, astute 'newsers, who have so much to share, are wasting their time, energy and valuable Enenews space on nuanced, often off-topic and pointless debate while others are mentally, virtually checking-out. Some may never come back. I may join them.

    [Continued below]


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  • Sparky Sparky

    [Rant Continued] @Enenewsers: Please, STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS/SHILLS! I used to read just about everything from Anne, Obewan, Stock, Incredulous, WNTF, HoTaters, Razz, so many, many more.

    Not now! I check-in, note that yet another article, topic or forum has been jacked by Socref and/or sidekick Mr. Baxter, scroll past it and/or move on to another article, forum, or log-off. I have a real job and real responsibilities and don't have time to wade through shill/troll-infested content. However, Socref appears to have endless time to engage multiple Enenewsers in a clusterF*. "s/he's a shill/troll; not [I'm] not; here's "proof"; no it ain't–>redirect; nuke-wash and repeat with same/substitute/multiple partners."

    Please, LABEL, FLAG, then IGNORE SHILLS and TROLLS! With enough complaints logged, comments flagged against Socref, Mr. Baxter, or other shills/trolls, the Enenews Administrator will pull their posting privileges. Enough already! DO NOT FEED THE SHILLS and TROLLS!


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    • SadieDog

      Hey Sparky. You're right. I used to log on and just read the comments for awhile. It's sad that these ''tools" have hijacked such a cool site. I am with you, ignore and flag. Hope something changes.


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      • name999 name999

        the only other side of it is that these "shill" dialogues actually allow for misperceptions to be addressed. This disinformation is going to show up other places as well.

        Must be some balance, but hoping folks don't give up on the site, it's your site to protect and stay loyal to or it will fall apart, and that would be a big loss for thousands of people.


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        • Sparky Sparky

          @name999. I agree, the goal should be balance, hearing all voices, sides and theories. Whether or not a shill/troll, Socref's non-stop posts are like an ever-expanding black hole in the Enenews galaxy of stars, disproportionately absorbing valuable and limited Enenews space and Enenewsers' attention and energy. Without a doubt, this is only possible because we are allowing this to happen.

          It appears that Socref thrives on controversy. There's a point when people should be able to agree to disagree and then move on. I believe there is room here for productive discussion that encompasses different perspectives. But IMO, this process is seriously out of balance at present, becoming almost intractably Socref-focused to the detriment of other conversations and voices to be heard.

          Whether by design (i.e., shrill/troll) or default (i.e., contrarian, domineering personality) the result is the same: bad for Enenews and Enewersers. I agree 1000% that Enenews IS “our site to protect and remain loyal to or it will fall apart, and that would be a big loss for thousands of people.” Unfortunately, it appears that we’re letting Socref (and/or our fear and loathing of shills and trolls) take control of Enenews.

          IMO, people need to refocus, engage in measured, productive, on-topic debate and move on (not away from Enenews) as there are really more important battles and adversaries to fight.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RADIATION INCREASING . . .

    U.S. is done-for if they don't stop it.


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  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    The saprophytes of
    Post-industrialism.
    So says my shilldar.


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