News Item: Fallout of the 21st century Japan
(Category: World News)
Posted by USPA
Wednesday 12 June 2013 - 17:32:56

Government compliance and due diligence to citizens is in short supply these days. With media coverage on important topics declining worldwide at an astonishing rate we are seeing ‘need to know’ news essentially unknown to the general public. A recent study widely unknown to the public conducted between September 26, 2011 and March 31, 2012 was carried out without the knowledge of the general public. The Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo found a unique chance to begin not only gathering thousands of tissue samples from surviving animals (still ongoing) but also human. “The institutional review board of the Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, approved the study with a “waiver of informed consent” on the survivors of the deadly 3-11 quake and tsunami. The testing was free of charge; calling it a “voluntary screening program.” They were reportedly testing for levels of cesium 134 and 137; which represent the known internal radiation exposures. “A total of 9498 residents enrolled in the study. The sample consisted of 1432 children (720 girls; median [range] age, 11 [6-15] years) and 8066 adults (4512 women; median [range] age, 44 [15-97] years).” These residents were essentially enrolled without any official written or verbal notification. Science journalist Haruo Kurasawa had this to say: “I really feel that “accident investigations” have no meaning if they are conducted without any “right of compulsory inspection.” The government’s Investigation Committee on the Accidents at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations is said to be planning to release its “interim report” on December 26, but as Chairman Yotaro Hatamura himself has announced that “No finger-pointing will be done,” it is doubtful whether any truth-seeking accident investigation will be able to be conducted.” The results and conclusion of the study are still unknown. The data gathered from the “test subjects” will be used to assist future nuclear fallout victims.
Submitted by Perron Shimizu

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