Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fukushima Diary: Japanese Political Official Trying to Stop Citizen Radiation Measuring

[excerpted] "On this morning’s NHK “Sunday Debate” program, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Nobuteru Ishihara stated, “Geiger counters costing between 40,000 and 50,000 yen ($500-600) provide patchy measurements. We have to try and stop citizens from taking their own radiation measurements.” ...

MAJIA HERE: It is interesting to try and compare Fukushima's contamination of Japan with other areas that have been contaminated by nuclear testing.

I found this article on the subject of radioactive contamination from nuclear testing and DU titled:

 "Site Restoration and Cleanup of Contaminated Areas" by Gordon Linsley of the INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY in Vienna Austria

The article states that residents' exposure from eating contaminated food in Bikini Atoll totaled 15 millisieverts a year as an "annual effective dose" (page 3 of 9).
The article notes that the "international reference level for aiding intervention decisions" is set at 10millisieverts a year and that number includes radiation from natural sources.
Japan has said that 100 millisieverts a year is "safe" and now wants to ban citizen monitoring.
What kind of terrible nightmare world are we in?

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