[ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] Concerns of mothers and children inFukushima

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sun Mar 29 12:12:51 CDT 2015

Roger et al.,

We have now read dozens or rather hundreds of messages of an obviously 
paranoid (mentally ill) person Christina MacPherson, who does not even use 
her real name, forwarded to RADSAFE. Isn`t it time to refrain from it? I 
guess that  most all of the RADSAFE-community are aware of the nonsense 
distributed by the "expert" Mac Pherson so no further proof of it seems to 
be necessary. Would anybody like to be informed about similar nonsense 
distributed  by
Austrian or European papers? I would not forward any single one because this 
would be a waste of time for both you and me.

Some time ago I asked about a comment from a psychologist of psychiatrist on 
those antinulear groups - no response.

Best regards


Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:17 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] Concerns of mothers and children 

Note the comments about radiation level made by person from Belarus - the
black bags of soil clearly do not weigh one ton - they are not big enough.
They might weigh at most about 100 pounds.   Big difference, but hype is

Roger Helbig

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From: nuclear-news <comment-reply at wordpress.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM
Subject: [New post] Concerns of mothers and children in Fukushima
To: rwhelbig at gmail.com

   Christina MacPherson posted: "Mako Oshidori in Düsseldorf "The Hidden
Truth about Fukushima", Fukushima Voice version 2E 28 May 2014
"........ Next, I would like to talk about mothers in Fukushima. These
mothers (and fathers) live in Iwaki City, Fukushima. They are active on
school lu"    Respond to this post by replying above this line
      New post on *nuclear-news*
<http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>  Concerns of mothers
and children in Fukushima
Christina MacPherson <http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>
*[image: Oshidori, Mako]
Oshidori in Düsseldorf "The Hidden Truth about Fukushima", Fukushima Voice
version 2E 28 May 2014 "........ *Next, I would like to talk about mothers
in Fukushima. These mothers (and fathers) live in Iwaki City, Fukushima.
They are active on school lunch issues. Currently, Fukushima produce isn’t
selling well due to suspected contamination. So the prefectural policy is
to encourage the use of Fukushima produce in school lunches, in an attempt
to appeal its safety. As a large municipality, Iwaki City had been
purchasing produce from distant prefectures instead of Fukushima produce,
but after the accident, the policy changed to use Fukushima produce in
school lunches in order to appeal safety of Fukushima produce by showing
it’s safe enough to give to children.
They are collecting signatures for a petition to oppose the use of
Fukushima produce in school lunches. Some say stricter radiation testing
(in food used in school lunches) could help, but the mothers claim that
currently in Japan only cesium is measured and they have no idea if there
is any strontium. They oppose the use of Fukushima produce in school
lunches for fear of finding out, ten-plus years down the road, that there
was actually plutonium in the food that children ate.
Their concern is not so much if it’s safe or not, but it should not be a
scientific issue but an ethical issue to use children as a way of appealing
for safety. However, currently, about 70% of the municipalities within
Fukushima Prefecture use Fukushima produce to children in school lunches as
a way of appealing for safety. These mothers constitute a minority group,
and therefore, they are pressured and harassed. They are told to leave
Fukushima if they are worried about the contamination. I investigated
details of these harassments, but I have been asked not to write about it
and disseminate it. It’s because they are afraid the harassment might
worsen once it becomes clear which specific harassments bother them.
This is a photo [in original] from the October 2012 Fukushima visit with
Mr. Nesterenko, the director of BELRAD Institute in Belarus. The most
surprising moment for him came when he took measurements in this area of
Oguni Elementary School.
It says 27.6 μSv/h. He asked me then if all the students had evacuated. I
said they were in class as we spoke. He said the radiation level qualified
for immediate mandatory evacuation in Belarus. He told me that he thought
Japan was a wealthy country but that he was apparently wrong. At the time,
some Date City government workers happened to come by, so I told them there
was a spot with a very high radiation level. They told me they already knew
about it. This spot has really a very high radiation level, but the inside
of the elementary school has been decontaminated and deemed safe. However,
Mr. Nesterenko kept asking what it was that they meant by saying it was
safe inside as there is no air filter for school buildings and air from the
high radiation spot still flows inside. I was shown by the mothers the
radiation level for the spot was 179 μSv/h in September 2012, which was a
month before our visit. The principle of the school sent a letter to
families stating everything was okay because the radiation level came down
to 3.9 μSv/h after decontamination.
The mother who showed me the letter said she wanted the children evacuated
immediately with the radiation level of 179 μSv/h. However, the evacuation
never happened and the school remained in normal operation, so her family
evacuated voluntarily at their own expense. During my 2012 visit there, out
of 200 families at this school, only 2 families were concerned about
radiation exposure. Now those 2 families moved away. Even after the move,
they are constantly talking about they don’t know if they are just crazy,
worried about nothing, or if it’s actually dangerous.
[image: waste-bags-Fukushima]

By the way, the current measure to deal with areas contaminated with a high
level of radioactive material is to remove the soil, put it in bags, and
place them in an empty lot. It’s not just Fukushima Prefecture. Neighboring
prefectures in eastern Japan, such as Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture,
Miyagi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture also have a lot of areas with
contamination where people live. They decontaminate, put the soil in bags,
and stack them in an empty lot. By the way, these bags look small, but each
bag actually weighs 1 ton. It’s rather large. ......
Translation by @YuriHiranuma <https://twitter.com/YuriHiranuma>
  *Christina MacPherson
<http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>* | March 28, 2015 at
5:09 am | Categories: children <http://nuclear-news.net/?cat=1343>, Japan
<http://nuclear-news.net/?cat=2691528>, social effects
<http://nuclear-news.net/?cat=66967>, women
<http://nuclear-news.net/?cat=598> | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-j8P

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