Stop sending women & children back to Fukushima fallout zone, UN expert tells Japan — RT

Over seven years later, radiation levels around Fukushima remain high, as has the apparent level of denial within the Japanese government

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” A UN human rights expert has urged Japan to reconsider its policy of returning women and children to areas still high in radiation after they were displaced by the Fukushima meltdown.

Baskut Tuncak, the UN’s special rapporteur on hazardous substances, criticized the Japanese government’s decision to resettle citizens in areas with radiation levels above one millisievert per year, the threshold of health risk to groups particularly sensitive to radiation, including children and women of childbearing age.

“The gradual lifting of evacuation orders has created enormous strains on people whose lives have already been affected by the worst nuclear disaster of this century,” he said.

Tuncak presented his findings to a General Assembly committee meeting in New York. “Many feel they are being forced to return to areas that are unsafe, including those with radiation levels above what the government previously considered safe,” he added in a news release.

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5 thoughts on “Stop sending women & children back to Fukushima fallout zone, UN expert tells Japan — RT

  1. Kids there get nose-bleed and nausea regularly. Acute radiation poisoning form even small traces of radionuclides, cause this. One can get acute radiation-poisoning, only so many times.

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  2. Pingback: Stop sending women & children back to Fukushima fallout zone, UN expert tells Japan — RT | Worldtruth

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