[The Japan Times] German physician, “WHO downplayed health effects of nuclear crisis on Fukushima residents”

<Quote> [The Japan Times, Jiji]

BERLIN — A German doctor and member of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning physicians’ group has criticized a World Health Organization report on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe for underestimating its impact on human health.

Rosen noted that the WHO’s estimate on the amount of radioactive fallout emitted from the plant’s destroyed reactors was significantly lower than projections provided by research institutes in many other countries.

Rosen further asserted that the report reflects an effort to downplay the effects of the disaster, as it was compiled chiefly by IAEA staff and members of nuclear regulatory bodies that were closely colluding with Japan’s nuclear power industry.

“It is unclear why a report written mainly by the IAEA and collaborating nuclear institutions would need to be published in the name of the WHO, if not to provide an unsuspicious cover” for the true radiation levels Fukushima residents were exposed to, Rosen argued.

A WHO official said the organization is as yet unable to respond to Rosen’s research paper or the German branch’s letter because it is still examining the documents.

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[The Japan Times] Un médecin allemand : “L’OMS minimise les effets sanitaires de la catastrophe nucléaire sur les habitants de Fukushima”

<Citation> [The Japan Times, Jiji]

BERLIN — A German doctor et membre d’un groupe de médecins lauréat du Prix Nobel a critiqué un rapport de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé sur la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima pour minimiser ses impact sur la santé humaine.

M. Rosen a noté que l’estimation de l’OMS sur la quantité des retombées radioactives émises par les réacteurs de la centrale détruite est significativement inférieure aux projections de nombreux instituts de recherche de nombreux autres pays.

M. Rosen affirme que ce rapport témoigne d’un effort cherchant à minimiser les effets du désastre, puisqu’il a été compilé sous la direction de membres de l’AIEA et d’organisations de la sécurité nucléaire qui sont en connivence étroite avec l’industrie nucléaire japonaise.

“Il est curieux qu’un rapport sur les véritables niveaux de radioactivité auxquels les habitants de Fukushima ont été exposés et principalement écrit par l’AIEA et des institutions nucléaires doive être publié sous le nom de l’OMS, si ce n’est pour lui donner une couverture honorable”, soutien M. Rosen.

Un représentant de l’OMS dit que son organisation n’est pas encore en mesure de répondre aux articles de recherche de Rosen et à la lettre de la branche allemande parce qu’ils sont encore en train d’examiner les documents.

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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.


December 2012