Kyodo News censored Finnish doctor’s criticism of Fukushima report by UNSCEAR / “UNSCEAR should be dissolved”

Kyodo News cut off the significant part of the press conference by Dr. Keith Baverstock held in Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on 11/20/2014.

Dr. Keith Baverstock, a Docent in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Eastern Finland, criticized UNSCEAR(United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation)’s report on Fukushima accident, which announced the radiation effect on ecology is negligible in Fukushima.


Kyodo News reported that Dr. Keith Baverstock stated the report is based on biased data and released overly late, which cannot be considered to be scientific.

However in the actual press conference, Dr. Keith Baverstock also stated UNSCEAR consists of the members from those countries which economically reply on nuclear power, and also is sponsored by those countries. They also “closely” collaborate to make Fukushima related reports with WHO and IAEA, none of their reports are sufficiently independent. He ended the speech to say “UN shall dissolve UNSCEAR”.


It is not known why Kyodo News censored those most important parts of the press conference.




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Kyodo News censure les critiques d’un médecin finlandais sur Fukushima dans un rapport de l’UNSCEAR / “On devrait dissoudre l’UNSCEAR”


Kyodo News a censuré une partie importante de la conférence de presse du Dr. Keith Baverstock qui s’est tenue le 20 novembre 2014 au Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

Le Dr. Keith Baverstock, Maître de conférences au Department of Environmental Science de l’Université de Finlande Orientale, a critiqué les rapports de l’UNSCEAR (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) sur l’accident de Fukushima qui déclarent que les effets environnementaux de la radioactivité de Fukushima sont négligeables.

Kyodo News a publié que le Dr. Keith Baverstock a affirmé que ces rapports sont basés sur des données biaisées et publiées beaucoup trop tard, ce qui ne peut les faire considérer comme scientifiques.
Or, dans la réelle conférence de presse, le Dr. Keith Baverstock a également déclaré que l’UNSCEAR est constitué de membres de pays dont l’économie repose sur le nucléaire et qui les financent également. Ils collaborent aussi “étroitement” avec l’AIEA et l’OMS pour produire des rapports sur Fukushima, aucun de leurs rapport n’est indépendant. Il termine sa présentation en disant que “l’ONU devrait dissoudre l’UNSCEAR”.

Il n’est pas dit pourquoi Kyodo News a censuré ces importantes parties de cette conférence de presse.

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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 2014