U.S. Physician: Of course Fukushima contamination will impact our health, “This is random murder” — TV: Scientists say it’s suicidal for gov’t to allow residents to live near radiation hotspots by plant (VIDEO)
November 17th, 2013
Alexey Yaroshevsky, RT: Just 10 km from the [Fukushima] nuclear power station […] the Japanese government [decided] to allow the people to return to their homes. But scientists say that’s suicidal because radiation migrates and because it exists in hotspots scattered all across the area.
Yosuke Yamashiki, Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability: In the hotspots, there is a huge amount of radioactive material is concentrated and stored. It is almost impossible to find out all the hotspots to check them, or remove all the radioactive contaminated material from their houses.
Yaroshevsky: The radiation meter went berserk, even from a considerable distance [away from a disposal area in Fukushima]. Imagine our surprise when we found similar levels in an area which had never been included in the no-go zone. I’ve traveled to the Chernobyl exclusion more than a dozen times and this was probably the scariest episode when we put a radiation meter on the ground on a layer of moss more 800 microroentgens per hour. That is 40 times more than the normal human radiation level. Here 60 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the radiation are certainly less than that. This is close to the average level of the ghost town of Pripyat of the no-go zone. Only one exception, the place where I’m at right , more than 10,000 people are currently leaving.