Thursday, August 28, 2014

Naoto Kan: Japan's Ethical Responsibility

TITLE: Japan's former PM tells of Tokyo evacuation risk after Fukushima

August 28, 2014

Naoto Kan was Japan's prime minister at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 and he is in Brisbane on Thursday to warn Queenslanders about nuclear power and nuclear exports.

….Mr Kan said there remained an "ethical responsibility."

"Japan is at the moment looking to export nuclear power plants to India," he said.

"But from my position, I believe that if nuclear power is something we should not be using within Japan, we should not be selling this technology overseas to other countries.

"So from an ethical position I believe this is not correct."

Mr Kan said the long-term health risks from Fukushima's radiation were still being determined….

Mr Kan said there has been a major increase in suicides among dairy farmers, who had to kill their cattle herds.

"Thankfully we did not face the situation of such acute exposure to radiation that they lost their lives in the short term," he said.

"However such a large area was suffering this exposure to radiation, that we have to wait to see some of the longer-term effects."
Majia here: I appreciate Kan's remarks about Japan's ethical responsibility not to export a technology demonstrated to be unsafe.

I wonder if he spoke also at the ONGOING CONTAMINATION, BIO-ACCUMULATION, and BIO-MAGNIFICATION occurring everywhere but especially in close proximity to Fukushima.

People need to be evacuated. Moreover, food exports from the region need to stop. Agricultural reservoirs were found to be highly contaminated. Food is not being tested adequately.

Steps can be taken to reduce exposure everywhere. Why aren't they taken?


1 comment:

  1. Japan is going to have to evacuated within our life time. And perhaps areas of China, eastern Russia and Korea. The west coast of the USA is going to be hard hit as well. This seems so preposterous given how little attention it is all receiving from the worldly mind. Wouldn't it become the constant matter of conversation? Wouldn't it be better to focus on this than on the imaginary threat of Russia? It would be unless your way of life had taken you into a make believe world constantly reinforced by the American media.