[ RadSafe ] Fukushima Exclusion Zone Update: 5-hr. Visits Allowed, Euthanizing Begins
franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sat Apr 30 13:03:14 CDT 2011
I expect that for you a dog seems to be much more important than tens of
thousands of humans, billions of losses, hundreds of thousands of displaced
and homeless people.
I do not know, who you are, but you seem to be one of the world wide
distributed anti-nuclear really hard, hard liners.
Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
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Fukushima Exclusion Zone Update: 5-hr. Visits Allowed, Euthanizing Begins
A dog found in the no-entry zone near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear
Power Plant is pictured on April 28, 2011. (Mainichi)
April 29, 2011 _JAPAN_ (http://www.globalanimal.org/tag/japan/) (_ANIMAL
RESCUE_ (http://www.globalanimal.org/tag/animal-rescue/) ) Both the
Japanese federal government and Fukushima Prefecture officials announced
incomplete, action plans yesterday concerning the pets and farm animals
left behind in the 20-kilometer radiation evacuation zone. The Japanese
Minister announced that evacuees of Fukushimas exclusion zone may return to
the area for up to five hours. The visits will begin after the Golden Week
holidays and continue through early May.
The five-hour limit is an improvement from last Thursdays announcement of
two-hour access, which also had numerous conditions attached. However,
according to All Headline News, officials are still discussing whether
take their pets out. (Please consider _signing the letter _
(https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html) below to the Prime
allow evacuation of animals.)
As of Monday, the Fukushima Prefectural Government began taking custody of
pets around Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, according to Mainichi News.
The initiative is based on the Rabies Prevention Act and mainly covers
stray and unconfined dogs. Whether to take chained dogs, _cats_
(http://www.globalanimal.org/tag/cats/) and other animals will be decided
after examining their health. A team of 11 workers, including seven
veterinarians, are testing animals for radiation exposure on the spot.
The prefectural government says it will post information to identify pets
on its website. Officials also said it will not kill the animals but will
to find new homes if their original guardians fail to show up during a
certain period of time. Yesterday, the vets removed five dogs and one cat,
of whom had nearly non-existent radiation exposure levels. Lets hope the
efforts can ramp up significantly to pull many more pets from the
Sadly, Fukushima officials have been culling farm animals who are said to
be near death since last Thursday.
Dying cow in Japan's Evacuation Zone. ( Hinapopu video)
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