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Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

A group of over 10 mothers who set up a citizen-led laboratory to monitor radiation levels in Fukushima following the massive earthquake and tsunami which caused meltdowns at the nuclear power plant in the northeastern prefecture 9 years ago, continue to record and disclose radiation data on foodstuffs and soil collected or brought in by people from different parts of the prefecture, as well as seawater off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Workers at a school ground in Namie Town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. In March 2017 the Japanese government opened this area of Namie for people to return. Greenpeace radiation surveys in October 2018, showed high levels of contamination in the forests surrounding this school. Over 70,000 workers have been employed in recent years in Fuksuhima. United Nations Special Rapporteurs on human rights warned in 2018 of the urgent situation for workers, including homeless, who were reportedly being exploited by hundreds of sub contractors. This area of Iitate was opened by the government in March 2017, but still radiation levels remain high in areas of Iitate and above government decontamination targets.

Fukushima women and children on the frontline: Greenpeace report exposes continued radiation risks on 8 years of nuclear accident

Latest Greenpeace report on the 8 years of the Fukushima nuclear accident exposes continued radiation risks and human rights violations in Japan.

Uranium Exploration In Meghalaya’s Villages Continues Unabated

Uranium Exploration In Meghalaya’s Villages Continues Unabated

Dilnaz Boga | Despite people’s active resistance, and, evidence of debilitating disease and environmental destruction, uranium mining continues unabated in Meghalaya.

Day 5 of the Accident in Kakrapar: Leak Continues, Just Assurances on Radiation, No Transparency

Day 5 of the Accident in Kakrapar: Leak Continues, Just Assurances on Radiation, No Transparency

Nuclear Safety March 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm 6 comments

Kumar Sundaram | Yesterday, the AERB issued a statement. It said the leak, which it earlier said is large, is continuing and the plant authorities continue to pour coolant. On radiation counts and condition of workers, again just reassurances and not actual radiation readings from inside and around the plant.