Tokyo and Olympic officials ignore high radioactivity measurements at proposed sites for 2020 Summer Games
As reported by the Asahi Shimbun, a non-governmental organization led by 70-year-old Takehiko Tsukushi, has documented high radioactivity levels at multiple locations across Japan, slated to host various sporting events at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
As reported, "The group measured radiation levels at candidate venues in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, but it could not cover all 37 sites that could host Olympic events."
So far, Tokyo municipal officials, the International Olymic Committee, and 200 national Olympic organizations, have either dismissed the gathered data, or simply not responded at all.
However, officials from the Saitama and Kanagawa prefectural governments were quoted as taking such findings much more seriously, including requiring radioactive decontamination.
In response to the NGO's radioactivity measurements, Kunikazu Noguchi, an associate professor of radiation protection at Nihon University, stated: “Saying there is no problem without even measuring for radiation is the same response as the Democratic Party of Japan government immediately after the Fukushima nuclear accident...As host nation for the Olympics, it is imperative that radiation levels at the venues be released to the world.”