Fukushima government “Radiation test of beef overrides urine test of the children”

The Fukushima Prefectural Government drew up proceedings for a health research panel prior to a formal July 2011 meeting on nuclear radiation, deciding in advance what members should say. (cf. [Mainichi] Fukushima Prefecture prepared proceedings for nuke radiation meeting)

In the manual, they made this statement.

“Considering the potential spread of WBC (Whole body counter) and the fact that germanium semiconductor detector is in excessive demand such as for beef, it is impossible to replace WBC with urine test.”


WBC is the equipment to detect gamma ray from cesium taken in body. Because it lacks accuracy and requires the testee to stay still for long time, it is not suitable for children. Urine test with germanium semiconductor detector analyzes more accurately.

However, because they wanted to use germanium semiconductor detector for the radiation test of beef, they decided not to conduct urine test of the children.


Tokyo newspaper reported on 10/25/2012.

Fukushima government "Radiation test of beef overrides urine test of the children"






Italiano :

Governo di Fukushima, “Il test delle radiazioni sui manzi fa annullare quello delle urine dei bambini”
Il governo della prefettura di Fukushima ha redatto i procedimenti per il quadro di ricerca sulla salute prima dell’incontro formale di Luglio 2011 sulle radiazioni nucleari, decidendo in anticipo cosa avrebbero dovuto dire i membri. (cf. [Mainichi] Fukushima Prefecture prepared proceedings for nuke radiation meeting)

Nel manuale hanno fatto questa dichiarazione:
“Considerando la potenziale diffusione del WBC (Whole Body Counter – Misuratore corporeo) e l’eccessiva domanda del rivelatore del semiconduttore germanio, così come di manzo, è impossibile sostituire il WBC con il test delle urine”.

Il WBC è il sistema che rileva i raggi gamma dal cesio presente nel corpo umano. Dal momento che manca di accuratezza e richiede al soggetto testato di rimanere fermo a lungo tempo, non è adatto per i bambini. L’esame delle urine con il rilevatore di germanio analizza con più accuratezza.
Ad ogni modo, dal momento che hanno voluto usare il rilevatore di germanio per il test sulle radiazioni dei manzi, hanno deciso di non effettuare l’esame delle urine sui bambini.

Il giornale di Tokyo ha riportato la notizia il 25/10/2012


Français :

Les autorités de Fukushima : “Les contrôles de radioactivité du bœuf passent devant ceux de l’urine des enfants”

Le Gouvernement Préfectoral de Fukushima a rédigé le compte-rendu d’une équipe de recherche médicale avant sa conférence officielle sur la radioactivité en juillet 2011, décidant par avance ce que ses membres y diraient. (cf. [Mainichi] La préfecture de Fukushima a rédigé le compte rendu d’un meeting sur le nucléaire)

Dans ce compte-rendu, ils ont écrit :

“Considérant la diffusion potentielle du WBC (= Whole Body Counter = Comptage total du corps), du fait que les détecteurs à semi-conducteur au germanium subissent une demande excessive comme pour le bœuf, il est impossible de remplacer le WBC par le test d’urine.”

Le WBC est l’équipement servant à détecter le rayonnement gamma du césium de tout le corps. Parce qu’il manque de précision et demande à l’examiné de rester longtemps immobile, il ne convient pas aux enfants. Les examens d’urine avec un détecteur au germanium font une analyse plus précise.

Toutefois, parce qu’ils voulaient utiliser les détecteurs au germanium pour les contrôles de radioactivité du bœuf, ils ont décidé de ne pas faire d’examen d’urine aux enfants.

Le Journal de Tokyo l’a rapporté le 25 octobre 2012 :

Les autorités de Fukushima : "Les contrôles de radioactivité du bœuf passent devant ceux de l'urine des enfants"

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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.


October 2012