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Greenpeace warns of radiation risk to Japan children

Greenpeace called on Japan on Thursday to evacuate children and pregnant women from a town about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant because of high radiation.

The environmental and anti-nuclear group said its own data from Fukushima town roughly matched that of the government, but that it drew radically different conclusions, especially on the health threat for children.

It demanded Japan's government "provide full financial and logistical support for the prompt evacuation of pregnant women and children living in high-radiation areas and conduct a full clean-up of contaminated areas."

Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidoo, after a visit to a kindergarten in the town where parents have been removing contaminated topsoil, said that Fukushima's people now face both a "radiation catastrophe" and an "information limbo".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 11:56:15 AM EST
Have to rush to dinner, but someone posted on my facecrack that a doctor's study of infant mortality in the Pacific Northwest (usa) has risen since the week after the melt throughout.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 02:05:25 PM EST
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thanks for this diary, CH.

what lump? under where? rug, you say?

the japanese fascination with death... blowfish dinners, hara kiri, suicide internet clubs, kamikaze pilots.

i really wonder how this is going to pan out, maybe they'll return to fine craftmanship.

they are the nation that has taken point position in the surge into hyper-modernity since ww2, a bellwether of things to come.

as if radiation respected national boundaries anyway, we are all japanese now, to a growing degree of becquerels. the emperor wants you to take the radiation like men must, with a quiet, phlegmatic dignity, uncomplainingly patriotic and civic-minded subjects under the god of fission.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 04:39:16 PM EST
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