Women Fight to Save
Fukushima Power Plant
EMF Protection Devices
Magnetic Field Detector
TOKYO, Nov 6, 2011 (IPS) – Hundreds of Japanese women have
been converging on the Japanese capital demanding better
relief for some 30,000 children exposed to nuclear radiation
by the Fukushima meltdown.
“Official recovery policy focuses on decontamination rather
than protecting the health of those most vulnerable –
children and pregnant women,” activist Aileen Mioko Smith
“Our meetings with officials to force faster evacuation
programmes for high-risk groups are only met with promises
to clear radioactive waste. This is totally irresponsible,”
said Smith, who leads the non-government organisation (NGO)
Green Action Japan.
Smith criticised the government and the Tokyo Electric Power
Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear
plant, for focusing energies on defusing public tension by
promising to reduce exposure in affected areas to below one
millisieverts (a measure of radiation) per year.
On Wednesday, TEPCO admitted that one of the Fukushima
reactors showed presence of radioactive material from a
burst of nuclear fission, indicating fresh leakage.
After the meltdown – caused by an earthquake and tsunami on
Mar. 11 – the acceptable radiation standard for Fukushima
residents was lowered to 20 millisieverts per year, and
activists like Smith allege that this was done to minimise
the number of evacuees.
Smith said the new standards should, in any case, not have
been applied to vulnerable sections such as children and