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Monday
Feb222016

Fukushima: The Great Japan Cover-Up

The Japanese were kept in the dark from the start of the Fukushima disaster about high radiation levels and their dangers to health.  In order to proclaim the Fukushima area 'safe', the government increased exposure limits to 20 times the international norm.  Soon, many Fukushima refugees will be forced under economic pressure -- and vows that everything is once more 'safe' -- to return home to endure damaging levels of radiation.  Pregnant women and their unborn, along with babies and young children, will be most at risk.

Beyond Nuclear's Linda Pentz Gunter, reports in The Ecologist from a special presentation inside the U.K. House of Commons by Dr. Tetsunari Iida, about just how profound the information cover-up was -- and remains -- in Japan. Tepco officials, Iida said, should be on trial, just like the Tokyo war crimes trials after World War II.  "The people in the nuclear industry did not tell the public the truth and keep us informed," Iida said.

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