Symposium in Japan: Gov’t must be stopped from burying effects of Fukushima radiation — Official: Russian authorities did more for citizens post-Chernobyl than Japan has after Fukushima

Published: August 31st, 2012 at 2:09 pm ET


Title: Call for caution on Fukushima effects
Source: The Australian
Author: by: Rick Wallace
Date: September 01, 2012 12:00AM


The symposium [in Tokyo organised by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War] heard claims that the Fukushima disaster […] could see a spike in birth defects, heart and pancreas problems and diabetes.


The symposium heard criticism of the Japanese government’s decision to centre its health response on a limited program of thyroid checks for children, and its failure to assist with evacuation for people in areas with radiation levels close to, but not exceeding, the 20mSV level.

Japanese MP Ikuko Tanioka, who quit the ruling Democratic Party of Japan in disgust over its handling of the post-disaster clean up, told the symposium Russian authorities had done more for their citizens in the wake of Chernobyl than Japan had post-Fukushima.

Greenpeace Japan co-chair Komei Hosokawa – who is involved in citizen-led radiation monitoring – said Japan was like a developing country in terms of its disclosure of information, democratic processes and the role of civil organisations.

Most speakers at the symposium – especially the Japanese presenters – called for more international research to be done on Fukushima to prevent the government from disguising or burying any health effects due to radiation.

Interesting quote from article: “Someone spoke about checking their lungs – I mean, what for? Low (level) radiation is not going to do anything to your lungs” –Radiologist Peter Karamoskos, member of nuclear body ARPANSA’s radiation health committee [Australia]

Published: August 31st, 2012 at 2:09 pm ET


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19 comments to Symposium in Japan: Gov’t must be stopped from burying effects of Fukushima radiation — Official: Russian authorities did more for citizens post-Chernobyl than Japan has after Fukushima

  • hbjon hbjon

    Like playing cards against a hand full of jokers. When various illnesses associated with radiation manifest themselves, the protectors of the paradigm must develop satisfactory explanations to the people on the causes of their illness. When an anomolly appears, they must cast about for explanations that fit into the scheme of things.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Governments hide nuclear stuff. Way. So, another entity must emerge …a team with power and resources, headed by someone like Gundersen.

    • tasteslikedaniel

      Im all for full government disclosure but gunderson…? It took him a year and a half to say fukushima is a level 8…I could have told you that on march 15 and Im a peon…Im sure the ex vice president of a nuke company would be a little more on the ball…what Im getting at, is he is a shill

  • arclight arclight


    heres peter in april 2011

    Don't be fooled by the spin: radiation is bad

    "…Ionising radiation is a known carcinogen. This is based on almost 100 years of cumulative research including 60 years of follow-up of the Japanese atom bomb survivors. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC, linked to the World Health Organisation) classifies it as a Class 1 carcinogen, the highest classification indicative of certainty of its carcinogenic effects…."

    Read more:

    Greenpeace Japan co-chair Komei Hosokawa

    i remeber the dodgy supermarket radiation measurement that was busted on enenews recently.. the supermarkets did a deal with greenpeace to test the food and greenpeace would "back off" imo
    but the supermarkets know a trick or two!
    they learnt it from the bankers..

    how about giving the whole truth to the japanese people and not doing deals with dodgy supermarket corporations!

    otherwise i luv greenpeace 😉

    "…and its failure to assist with evacuation for people in areas with radiation levels close to, but not exceeding, the 20mSV level…"

    heres a link to the details of the symposium
    still awaiting document upload.

    should have videos for this soon, hopefully..

  • arclight arclight

    and this seems appropriate here.. dont forget that WPP group of companies are doing a GULF DISASTER PR cleanup on Fukushima and they are trying to bury everything in sight..

    Xfactor? lady gaga? or something more sinister?

    How corporations manipulate the Internet

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Former United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko traveled to Japan this week, meeting Fukushima residents and stressing the importance of open dialogue and full information disclosure from the new nuclear safety agency which will be established in Japan after the March 11th nuclear disaster.

    While speaking to Fukushima residents, Jaczko stated that nuclear power plants should not be operated if the safety laws cannot guarantee that a major accident requiring large-scale evacuations will not occur. Jaczko was also understanding of the recent protests after the restart of the Ohi nuclear reactors, adding that he feels that dialogue is important between the conflicting sides.

    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      Actual Quote from former NRC Chairman Jaczko,

      “Nuclear power plants should only be allowed to operate if we can really guarantee that we won’t have to have these kind of large scale evacuations.”

      I think that is an incredible statement coming from the former NRC Chairman. How will they "really guarantee" that no large scale evacuations will need to occur in the future? They can't. It is impossible to guarantee unless you build power plants on the moon. Maybe Chairman Jaczko has come to the realization that nuclear power cannot be operated safely.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Jaczko: Here is his chance to show his action..
    Heart is waiting..

  • Urban27

    Yes, it looks like the gvt. are trying to bury data from Fukushima in the mass of data from the rest of Japan.
    Just as they are hiding the radioactive fallout. They try every way to avoid telling the truth.
    But the worst is not to inform people who lives there, that is a crime. Those people are innocent, but if they are not told of the true situation, they will be double victims.

  • CaptD CaptD

    The only thing buries will be all those that lost their health because of Fukushima and the Government's handling of this Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster DEBACLE!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Cobalt 58 was detected in Gunma, half-life is 71days, “Possibile recriticality around after April”

    The government must not only quit covering the effects..but must also quit covering up the condition.
    Colbalt-58 have been detected..indicating recriticality.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The Japanese government needs to also quit hiding the extent and concentration of contamination.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Agree Heart of the Rose. Do you think the public there, here, and else where will get whole truth from the governments?

      • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

        Do you think the public would listen to the truth if they did get it?

        • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

          Sorry just frustrated with the general public's lack of interest in this issue, even to their personal detriment.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Hi..enoughalready45..I don't know that the general public..will get the truth.I don't kknow if the public..will accept the truth.
            I don't know if the general public has the attention span to carry though.
            I do know that this lack of concentration and interest is what the TPTB count on.
            This deception..has to be fought against..for the sake of the innocent.

  • Maggie123

    Enoughalready – my take on some public is they're troubled but can't bring themselves to "apprehend" the reality. That however does not mean we should "protect" them – their awareness and support is needed! I think we have to just keep repeating messages in a variety of ways, perhaps adjusted to particular situations and audiences. Governments, IMO, will be among the last – most are still caught up in power-games, (most politicians, that is.)

  • arclight arclight

    NAFTA, where has all Japans radiation gone?

    "….However, I think Greenpeace have been helping residents test for radiation in the food too I presume, though they have not been very public about it, nor have they released any reports since December 2011 on japan as far as I am aware.

    As Greenpeace and everyone are looking for the contaminated food and not finding it, I thought I might have a look around to see where it might have gone to?

    More below.

    This diagram hints at the likely corporations that will be processing the cesium 137, 134, strontium 90 etc………"

    need to redo the title here admin

    "japan governmment being stopped burying any effects"
    as long as the alternative media has its wicked "illegal thought" way! 😉