Sunday, July 29, 2012

The human rights of Fukushima citizens are being violated

Soil contamination in Fukushima Pref. (blue areas are Chernobyl-like)
That is what a Dr. Michiyuki Matsuzaki (Hoakido University) says and is reflected at Fukushima Voice.

A fact is that 35% of Fukushima children (avg. age 10) have thyroid cysts and that waiting for further analysis will only harm the children even more.

He denounces the letter by radiation guru Dr. Sunichi Yamashita, demanding thyroid specialists throughout the country not to give second opinions on radiation risk, as a repressive measure and a criminal violation of human rights. 

He also ponders that the actual soil contamination (map) is comparable to areas contaminated by the Chernobyl accident, which have been studied in the recent past by Svendensen et al. and Stepanova et al., determining that pulmonary and bone marrow (blood, immunity) function are severely damaged at the contamination levels found in most of Fukushima Prefecture.

Therefore he recommends that 2/3 of the prefecture are immediately evacuated, specifically the coastal strip district of Hamadori and the main urban and communications belt of Nakadori (which includes the cities of Fukushima and Koriyama). Notice that the study does not even consider adjacent prefectures, which are most likely very contaminated as well, specially Miyagi (to the North).

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