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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fukushima health concerns Japan Times MSM

Summary of Report (now they leaking so we get a little peeking)

.......As efforts to end the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant drag on, it is important for the central and local governments to step up their efforts to closely examine the health conditions of people concerned and to decontaminate areas contaminated by radiation......


......Tepco and the central government must do their best to prevent workers' overexposure to radiation and take necessary measures should workers become overexposed to radiation......

.......It is of great concern that little has been disclosed regarding the conditions of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Tepco and the central government should disseminate information on the actual working conditions of these people, even if such information seems repetitious ......

.......Andreas Stohl of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, estimates that the accidents released about 36,000 terabecquerels of radioactive cesium 137 from their start through April 20. It is more than three times the estimate by Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission and 42 percent of the estimated release from Chernobyl..........

.....But when it had mentioned the limit of 100 millisieverts in July, it explained that the limit covered both external and internal radiation exposure. Its new announcement means that the government has not set the limit for external radiation exposure. It also failed to clarify whether the new dose limit is safe enough for children and pregnant women.........

......In areas near Fukushima No. 1 power plant, many hospitals' functions have weakened because doctors and nurses have left. ....

[and finally]

......Urgent efforts must be made to beef up medical staffing at these hospitals.......

YEHA RIGHT, LIKE THEY WANNA GO BACK THERE........


[link to www.japantimes.co.jp]
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