3/19/2011 Yamashita, “It’s not serious enough to take iodine tablets”

43.7% of children turned out to have nodules or cysts in Fukushima city [Link] and Fukushima prefectural government is starting to build the research center of anticancer drug with Fukushima medical university.[Link]



On Yomiuri newspaper of 3/22/2011, Yamashita’s comment of 3/19/2011 was reported.





On 3/19/2011, Yamashita, the chairman of the Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network from WHO visited disaster headquarters of Fukushima prefecture. He talked to the press, “Radiation risk is not properly understood. In this level of radiation, you don’t need iodine tablets.”



However, potassium iodine was found in Tepco offsite center opened for press this March. [Link]


3/19/2011 Yamashita, "It's not serious enough to take iodine tablets"


Recommended article..Yamashita “I cut down the compensation amount to save the Gov, and the people.” [Link]






Français :

Yamashita : “Ce n’est pas assez grave pour utiliser les tablettes d’iode”

cf. 43,7% des enfants présentent des nodules ou des kystes dans la ville de Fukushima [Lien] et La préfecture de Fukushima va construire un centre de recherche sur les médicaments anticancéreux dans la ville de Fukushima.[Lien]

Dans le journal Yomiuri du 22 mars 2011, la déclaration de Yamashita du 19 mars 2011 est rapportée :

Le 19 mars 2011, M. Yamashita, le président de la Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network de l’OMS est venu au centre de crise de la préfecture de Fukushima. Il a déclaré à la presse que “le risque de radioactivité n’est pas correctement compris. Avec un tel niveau de radioactivité il est inutile de prendre des tablettes d’iode.”

Ceci dit, en ce mois de mars 2011, il y avait, dans le centre déporté de Tepco, de l’iodure de potassium à disposition de la presse. [Lien]


3/19/2011 Yamashita, "Ce n'est pas assez grave pour utiliser les tablettes d'iode"


Article lié : Yamashita : “Je coupe le budget des compensations pour faire faire des économies au gouvernement et aux gens.” [Lien]



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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2012