Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection – IAEA and UNSCEAR criticism

Starting at 37 minutes, Dr. Keith Baverstock states an important opinion. He asserts that there needs to be better international oversight of the ongoing disaster in Fukushima. The Japanese government needs to put pressure on international organizations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for reform. The IAEA needs to clarify its role. “It [the IAEA] cannot continue to be the promoter of nuclear power and the organization responsible for safety. The failure of the IAEA to respond in this particular instance is very good ammunition to move towards getting that view heard at the UN General Assembly, and that would be something which politicians would have to do.” There is a lack of information presented in the media and a lack of general understanding of the situation in Europe. There needs to be a proper risk assessment of the Fukushima disaster because UNSCEAR has not provided one. The accident needs to be properly evaluated by an independent group.

see Dr. Baverstock’s bio here.



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