Running backwards on health support after the nuclear accident: Ministry of Environment expert meeting — July 22 Tokyo Shimbun via Fukushima Voice version 2e

Here is the English translation for the Tokyo Shimbun article. The original Japanese version is available on the “Fukushima Voice version 2e” blog. ” The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Expert Meeting Discussing Health Support After the Fukushima Nuclear Accident is taking an unthinkable twist. At the July 16th meeting, an outside researcher asked for … Continue reading

Stigmatized workers quitting Tepco in droves — The Japan Times

” Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left Tepco, the utility at the center of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy industry. Engineers and other employees at Tokyo Electric Power Co. were once … Continue reading

Japan inches toward restarting a nuclear plant — CBS News

” TOKYO — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepted a 418-page report that found that design upgrades and safety improvements at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s two reactors at … Continue reading

Minami-Soma lambastes government, Tepco for remaining mum on rice contamination; Study: Cesium from Fukushima debris removal likely spread 50 km — The Asahi Shimbun

(1) ” Residents of Minami-Soma in Fukushima Prefecture expressed anger with the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. for keeping them in the dark about radiation that contaminated local rice crops. “We cannot help but distrust the agriculture ministry, which did not promptly let us know of the matter, despite it being a serious issue,” … Continue reading

Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR Report, “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident…” — IPPNW

Here is an excellent analysis of the UNSCEAR Report, “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and tsunami.” This analysis was organized by the German Affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and includes a number international physician groups for social … Continue reading

**Tokyo doctor urges fellow doctors to promote radiation protection — World Network for Saving Children From Fukushima

” A Tokyo doctor who has moved to western Japan urges fellow doctors to promote radiation protection: A message from Dr. Mita to his colleagues in Kodaira, Tokyo Doctor Shigeru Mita, who recently moved to Okayama-city, Okayama prefecture, to open a new clinic there, wrote a short essay in the newsletter published by Association of … Continue reading