Tuesday, October 4, 2011

IAEA Team of Decontamination Experts to Visit Japan

This must be part of that 1 billion yen that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded in the 3rd supplementary budget.

12 IAEA experts for 9 days in Japan including travel days.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (10/4/2011):


On the October 4 press conference Chief Cabinet Secretary Fujimura announced that the government will accept "International Decontamination Mission" from IAEA from October 7 to 15 to assist in decontamination of the radioactive materials from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.


The Japanese government has invited the Mission consisting of 12 experts. The Mission will support the decontamination efforts in Japan, evaluate the efforts and share information. It is expected to report on the findings.

The last time the IAEA experts visited Japan was to "investigate" the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident back in May. They duly issued the report, finding the Japanese government's response to the disaster "well-organized". IAEA chief Amano did his personal tour of the plant on July 25.


Anonymous said...

Actually the IAEA report is pretty damning.

That "well-organized" bit was put there because they had to say something good that could be quoted by the press, so that the J-gov would continue to cooperate.

Anonymous said...

IAEA exists to promote and protect the nuclear industry. They should not be trusted to be fully objective and impartial in their work.

Better to trust independent researches and their findings.

BTW, many people throughout the world know things in Japan are not good. The hard part is figuring out what to do about it. At the present time, ignoring and down-playing the issues seems to be the widespread course of action. People would do well take safety of themselves and their families into their own hands.

Thanks to websites like this, the information is available for people to act upon.

Anonymous said...

The radiation Tokyo was submitted was stronger than it was revealed in reports. I arrived back to Tokyo a week later after the NPP disaster and soon felt a burning sensation and pain in my thyroid gland.

The secrecy and manipulation of reports on the disaster is still going on. If there is one thing that the Japanese government can professionally do is not the decontamination but the manipulation and the veiling of the disaster.

The Fukushima NPP workers fled from the spot immediately after the earthquake as soon as they foresaw the inevitable explosion realizing they lost control over the plant.

Now the contamination has spread all over, due to contaminated water, food and many stolen consumer products that have been already sold e.g. bicycles from the exclusive zone when looting started, spreading the contamination further on.

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