Title: German Report on thyroid-examinations in Fukushima Pref.
Translated by: 007bratsche
Date: Nov. 18, 2012
[Narrator:] We drive to Minamisoma at the edge of the prohibited zone. [...] We meet Mr. Yoshida. He – as most people here – has lost his faith that the government deals with the aftermath of the catastrophe in a reliable way. [...]
[Yoshida:] “The radiation that’s been measured by the official stations and the one we’re exposed to in reality, differ very much. At some places, the actual radiation is about 5 times higher. We have informed the government about this.”
[Narrator:] Only when the citizens of Minamisoma find it out by themselves, the government admits that their official measurements in fact nearly all are erroneous.
[Yoshida:] “We have asked the government why they would set up these useless monitoring stations, and all they answered was: ‘But it was you who wanted to have monitoring stations!’ I believe they want to downplay the consequences of the catastrophe.”
Published: November 19th, 2012 at 11:32 pm ET