Radiation and health: the plight of Japan’s nuclear workers


Sworn to secrecy, after a superficial safety education drill, they are sent into highly contaminated, hot and wet labyrinthine areas.

the state also raised nuclear workers’ limits from no more than 50 mSv per year (mSv/y) and 100 mSv/5 years to 250 mSv/y to deal with emergency conditions, and determined that there would be no follow-up health treatment for those exposed to doses below 50 mSv/y, while TEPCO decided to not record radiation levels below 2 mSv/y in the misplaced justification that the effects would be negligible.

poor monitoring and record-keeping has meant that many former nuclear workers who develop leukaemia and other illnesses have been denied government compensation

Informal Labour, Local Citizens and the Tokyo Electric Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Crisis:   Chapter Author(s): Adam Broinowski Book Title: New Worlds from Below [many  footnotes and references on original] Sept 18

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2 thoughts on “Radiation and health: the plight of Japan’s nuclear workers”

  1. I trust Dr. GOODHEART! I have been to Japan. He is straight-up and honsest. He has done a detailed journalistic and objective accounting of Fukushima, since the beginning. His eyes are wide-opened, about the radionuclide apocolypse, that we are in the midst of.

    WE ARE LIVING ON THE BEACH, IN THE USA. IN JAPAN IT IS MUCH WORSE! I have LIVED IN one of the worst radionuclide cancer and poison clusters, in the world.

    I am a trained medical toxicologist. I saw extreme radionuclide- exposures in the forms of radiopharmaceutical overdoses and severe radionuclide-industrial accidents. Accidents with exposures to things like radioactive cesium, used in radiography equipment.
    Even the experts and antinuclear advocates are reluctant to go into how bad things really are.

    Dr. GOODHEART holds little back. High integrity. No corporate, right-wing extremist bias or government entanglements.

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  2. A lie is being perpetrated on the Internet that no significant radiation related fatalities have resulted from the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. Anyone using any semblance of logic will know that this is fantasy! The evidence is overwhelming and clear, that large numbers of people have died, and more will die in the future as a result of this ongoing nuclear catastrophe!

    Please use the reports on this page to counter the lie, and educate people. Everyone is welcome to copy and use any of the information on this page.



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