Resources on Fukushima, Chernobyl, Radiation measuring, and UN institutions

Fukushima

Statement on the Ruling of Sendai High Court
On April 24, 2013, a Japanese court has rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country's 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children.
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Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima
A report by Alfred Körblein on infant mortality in Japan following the Fukushima disaster compared with that of West Germany. It also discusses the drop in livebirths in Japan in December 2011.
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The Nuclear Sacrifice of Our Children: Fourteen Recommendations to Help Radiation Contaminated Japan. August 27, 2012
Dr. Helen Caldicott made a lecture in Byron Bay, Australia. In the speech, she raised 14 recommendations that the Japanese government should undertake.
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The Official Report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commition
The official report on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster published by the National Diet of Japan in 2012
naiic_report.pdf
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A Statement of Facts: What is Currently Happening to Fukushima Children? May 19, 2012
A statement written by Michiyuki Matsuzaki, head of Internal Medicine Department, Fukagawa Municipal Hospital, Hokkaido. In the thesis, Dr. Matsuzaki analyzes the condition of thyroid, lungs and bone marrow of the children in Fukushima in comparison with that of Chernobyl.
A Statement of Facts.pdf
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In response to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident
The email Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, vice president of Fukushima Medical University sent to Japanese Thyroid Association immediately after the nuclear disaster.
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Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Station

The analysis report of the entire measurement results
A brief analysis of the research done by Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Station on food contamination in and around Fukushima. The research is based on the radioactive monitoring of 6886 food samples since July 2011.
CRMS Pressrelease 1 Apr 2013.pdf
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The Condition of the Specific Spots Recommended for Evacuation
On December 11,CRMS (Citizen's Radioactivity Measuring Station) published a report on the condition of Specific Spots Recommended for Evacuation (SSRE). It highlights the destruction of community caused by the creation of SSRE providing some examples of the residence living in the spots.
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Chernobyl

Consequence of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
Yablokov-Nesterenko et al. reported, based on 5,000 papers mainly from Belarus, Ukrain and Russa, that more than 985,000 people's lives were lost as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Yablokov Chernobyl book.pdf
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National Report of Ukraine
The report on the consequence of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster published by Ukraine Ministry of Emergency on April 2011.
25_Chornobyl_angl.pdf
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Risk Factors
A list of the factors that might affect the likelihood of the emergence of radiation effects.
Risk Factors.pdf
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Comparison of the Efficiency of the Recuperation of Children of the Chernobyl Districts of Belarus in the National Sanatoria and Abroad
The report published by Institute of BELRAD. It shows the changes in the level of radiation in the Chernobyl children after taking recuperation programmes.
effectifnostozdoreng.pdf
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UN World Health Organization

Letter to WHO by Independent WHO
March 11, 2013, Independent WHO submitted a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO calling for the WHO to become more involved in radioprotection after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Letter to WHO.pdf
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Health Risk Assessment
WHO's second report on the impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster published on February 2013.
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Preliminary Dose Estimation
WHO's first report on the impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster published on May 2012
WHO report May 2012.pdf
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UN Human Rights Council on Fukushima issue

Human Rights Now Statement for the UN Human Rights Council on March 14
The statement which a Japanese non-profit organisation Human Rights Now read out at the UN Human Rights Council on March 14
Human Rights Now HRC submission Fukushim
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health by Anand Grover
The report by UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover on the Mission to Japan from November 15 to 26, 2012, presented in the UN Human Rights Council the 23rd session on May 23, 2013.
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Comments of the State on Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health,
Comments of the Japanese Government on the Special Rapporteur Report on Fukushima at the Human Rights Council 23rd session, on May 27, 2013
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UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

Annotated Critique of UNSCEAR report by IPPNW, PSR, Independent WHO, and other doctors

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Physicians for Social Responsibility and other groups of international doctors published an annotated critique of UNSCEAR report which was submitted on October 25, 2013. 

 

Full version
Annotated Critique of UNSCEAR2013October
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Press release short version
UNSCEAR_Pressemitteilung_Englisch PRESS.
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