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Tuesday
May292018

Fukushima mothers visit France and the UN to demand their human rights

A group of Japanese mothers and their children recently participated in a speaking tour in France and one mother, Akiko Morimatsu, (pictured above with her son) testified before the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. The mothers urged Japan to comply with UN recommendations to reduce "allowable" radiation exposure levels from 20 milisieverts a year back down to 1 milisievert, the rate before the Fukushima nuclear accident.

In France, the mothers also visited the CRIIRAD laboratory where a soil sample from a children's playground in Japan revealed alarmingly high levels of radioactive contamination.

Read the story of their visit and Mrs. Morimatsu's UN testimony.