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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Janick Magne reporting from Kori-machi, Date-gun, Fukushima Prefecture

After a full day with a group of volunteers taking radiation measures in Iitate-mura, 45 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, we will be sleeping tonight in Date.

This evening I intervened telling to the group of volunteers who are helping to measure radioaction all around the city of Iitate-mura (city evacuated with only day stay allowed), that they did not take enough precautions to protect themselves, especially regarding the youngest ones among us.

No masks, no gloves, no special precaution of any kind.

While there are already some young university students with us, tomorrow some even younger highschool students will be arriving to join us, and yet no one has thought to prepare for them to take any special precaution in order to protect themselves.

Today in Iitate mura the radiation ranged from 0.4 to 15 microsieverts with peaks of 50, 60 or 75 in certain locations .... 
This is more than in the forbidden zone, where you must wear protective clothing ...
Such common ignorance of the risks for internal contamination by most of the people is amazing. 

 
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