Japanese lab rejects urine and breast milk test

Following up this article http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/12/internal-exposure-map-is-open/

Japanese people finally started to try to check the internal dose amount.

To determine the internal dose, urine test is one of the best ways in terms of cost / benefit balance.

However, today a Japanese mother tweeted this below



I have sent the urine of my son to Riken Analysis Center. I wanted to have it tested constantly but shockingly they rejected conducting the test this time.

They say they can no longer do urine tests and breast milk tests and they can not say why.
I frankly asked them, if it’s from a political pressure and they said that they can make no comment at the moment.

– end –

Urine testing and breast milk testing are the most important for mothers and children.

According to the webpage of the lab, they actually stopped performing the tests.

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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.


December 2011