[ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] 32 million people in Japan are exposed to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Mon Mar 16 10:58:02 CDT 2015
" This includes people who were exposed to radiation or other stress factors resulting from the accident,,,," "Other stress factors" covers a lot of ground, down to and including worrying because of overstated risk, so this report itself increases the number of people who should be included in the report.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:17 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] 32 million people in Japan are exposed to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Is there any credibility to this report or is it just hype?
32 million people in Japan are exposed to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster
by Christina MacPherson
Report says 32 million people in Japan are exposed to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster Approximately 32 million people in Japan are affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, according to the 2015 Fukushima Report now available from Green Cross. (PRWEB UK) 11 March 2015 Geneva:
Approximately 32 million people in Japan are affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, according to the 2015 Fukushima Report now available from Green Cross. This includes people who were exposed to radiation or other stress factors resulting from the accident, and who are consequently at potential risk from both long and short-term consequences.
The 2015 Fukushima Report is available for download in English at http://www.greencross.ch/en/news-info-en/case-studies/fukushima-report.html.
As with the Chernobyl nuclear accident, which impacted 10 million people, Japan is expected to see increased cancer risk and neuropsychological long-term health consequences. The stress-related effects of evacuation and subsequent relocation are also of concern.
The evacuation involved a total of over 400,000 individuals, 160,000 of them from within 20km of Fukushima. The number of deaths from the nuclear disaster attributed to stress, fatigue and the hardship of living as evacuees is estimated to be around 1,700 so far.
"Our local presence and ongoing activities to help the communities impacted by radioactive contamination in Chernobyl and Fukushima gives us first-hand experience of the human and environmental consequences of nuclear disasters," said Adam Koniuszewski, Chief Operating Officer of Green Cross International, who recently shared the stage with former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan for a conference on nuclear power. "This is why we are demanding more transparency and better governance around nuclear power and the risks involved, and a better assessment of its mounting costs. The management of nuclear waste in increasingly burdensome and the cost of decommissioning plants is escalating. In the meantime, renewable energy solutions are getting cheaper. Over the last five years the cost for utility scale solar has declined by 78 per cent, and by for wind by 58 per cent."..........
About Green Cross International:
GCI is an independent non-profit and nongovernmental organization founded in 1993 by Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev. It addresses the interconnected global challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation through global advocacy and local projects. GCI is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has a network of national organizations in 27 countries http://www.gcint.org/
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Christina MacPherson | March 14, 2015 at 10:36 pm | Categories:
environment, Japan | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-j40
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