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1) Professor Kodama is the head of the Radioisotope Center at Tokyo University, very prestigious and very respected academic.
2) He explains how various types of radioisotopes can affect specific parts of the body, and explains how much of this information was not known until
years after Chernobyl occurred.
3) He explains basic genetics, and shows why radiation affects some more than others. (Such as that babies are most vulnerable). He points out that
with millions of genes differing from person to person, we cannot treat each person the same in relation to radiation damage/exposure.
4) He details his work trying to help the people of Minami-Soma specifically, and explains his repeated 'emergency decontamination efforts' which
have to be constantly repeated because as he says, each new rainfall brings a high radiation level with it.
5) He makes requests and demands from the Japanese government, explaining how he views their actions as grossly negligent. He reveals the depth of
corruption going on between TEPCO and the Gov't. And criticizes them heavily. He appears quite angry many times.
6) He suggests that the government needs to mobilize private business and the world to create a "Radiation decontamination research center" in
Fukushima prefecture. He explains that we can only do "emergency" decontamination right now (like cleaning off playing equipment in school yards),
and that we must figure out a way to achieve long-term decontamination - hence his request for mobilization of all peoples to work towards this.
7) He also lists the problems within Japanese law, and why they need to change the law because they are tying the hands of workers who need more
freedom to decontaminate and contain the materials they collect.
8) He asks for people to innovate the way that we measure radiation, and wants them to fund their new technologies like the 'semiconductor imaging
detectors', which he claims are incredibly accurate.
9) Most horrific of all, he explains why Minami-Soma especially is under great pressure and is in dire jeopardy if no one takes action to help
alleviate their grievances and provide safety and good information to them.
10) You really gotta read the whole thing in depth. It's a real eye-opener.
Hopefully this should give you a basic idea of what the gist of this whole thing is.