Follow-up to: "Shameless": New World Health Organization report shockingly downplays health risks after Fukushima -- "WHO and other organisations must stop hiding the impact"
Title: Fukushima: Surviving The Tsunami
Source: CCTV News – CNTV English
Reporter: Tony Cheng
Uploaded by: MissingSky101
Date Aired: March 16, 2012
Date Published: February 27, 2013
At 2:00 in
Reporter: One year on Mrs Ohashi is taking her children to the doctor [...] They have been sick frequently over the last 12 months: nose bleeds, diarrhea, sore throats, symptoms that disappeared when they went away but returned when they came back to Fukushima.
Kumiko Ohashi: The eldest one went away during the summer. When she came back in November she had mouth blisters intermittently but from mid December when she went away again, the blisters went away.
Reporter: On a sheet, she lists the symptoms. Before the Tsunami she says the kids were all in very good health. Now they’re picking up every little bug going around.
At 13:35 in
Reporter: Back at the clinic in Aizu, a meeting is discussing ways to stay safer. Mrs Ohashi has come back to the surgery to join a meeting of concerned parents, many have actually moved here from Fukushima radiation levels are lower. They swap stories, reluctantly at first, but then with growing conviction. […] Mrs Ohashi listens intently as similar tales of unexplained sickness come spilling out. It’s clear that many of the parents just don’t know where to turn for help.
Akiko Nomoto: We moved here in March. My daughter is a junior high student and she had diarrhea for nearly a month. I thought it could be because of the stress of moving. […] Her diarrhea went away around April and May and now she has no symptoms, but my daughter in 1st grade had a massive nosebleed. I thought it was because of the hot weather. At least that’s what I hoped. But that makes me think I’m avoiding the reality of what’s happening. It made me think that maybe I am not living up to my responsibilities as a mother. […]
Published: February 28th, 2013 at 9:17 pm ET