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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Japan probes under-reporting of Fukushima radiation dosage

EDITOR's NOTE: As in the case of financial reporting, in the case of the Fukushima catastrophe, the extent of the damage that has been done to Japan and the world, and is being done has been vastly under-reported. Since the story has disappeared from the front pages, people think the problem has disappeared. The truth is that the problem of deadly radiation in the atmosphere and in the Pacific Ocean has been greatly exacerbated since March of 2011 because radiation has been accumulating, and continues to accumulate since that day. Allegations of coverups on the part of TEPCO and the Japanese government have flooded the internet since the beginning of this tragedy. It is only recently that mainstream media has begun reporting on this coverup but nowhere near the extent to which this catastrophe for all humans needs to be covered!

(Reuters) - Japan's health ministry said it would investigate reports that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were urged by a subcontractor to place lead around radiation detection devices in order to stay under a safety threshold for exposure. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Saturday that an executive from Build-Up, a subcontractor to plant owner Tokyo Electric Power, told workers to cover the devices called dosimeters when working in high-radiation areasDosimeters can be worn as badges or carried as devices around the size of a smart phone to detect radiation. Nine workers wore the lead plates around the devices once after the executive's plea, Public broadcaster NHK said, citing the subcontractor's president. Japanese law has set an annual radiation exposure safety threshold of 50 millisieverts for nuclear plant workers during normal operations. Read More

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