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70,000 more should evacuate after Fukushima: Watchdog:
PARIS: Seventy thousand people living beyond the 20-kilometre no-go zone around Fukushima should be evacuated because of radioactivity deposited by the crippled nuclear plant, a watchdog said.
Around 70,000 people, including 9,500 children aged up to 14, live in the area, "the most contaminated territory outside the evacuation zone," the agency said.
The IRSN report is based on data for radioactivity reported by the Japanese authorities and from US overflights of the zone.
You want me to post it? OK here it is:
Originally posted by Sundowner
I'm disgusted as the rest of you (I can imagine) at the ugly fact that the "media" is all but ignoring this situation. I think it is beyond the point of bickering over "how bad" it is, and now a matter of trying to get the truth out there. I wish there was a way/method of consistent reporting of radiation levels that we could keep track of. If there is, please, someone post it!
There's a story about a school 50 km away that is so radioactive they are digging up all the soil there, but did they close the school? No! It seems very wrong.
The University of Tokyo professor had been employed since mid-March as a nuclear advisor to the government of Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who is still battling the fallout from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In his April 29 resignation, Kosako blinked back tears and accused the Japanese leadership of ignoring his advice on how to handle the nuclear crisis, particularly the setting of radiation limits for schools. Kosako even charged that the government had not fully complied with the law in its response to the nuclear disaster. "There is no point for me to be here," Kosako said in a tense press conference.