Hida, Oishi, Sato, Takenouchi & Umeda, “No More Hibakusya, No More Nuke Plants”

http://www.fccj.or.jp/node/7041

Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan

Hida, Oishi, Sato, Takenouchi & Umeda, “No More Hibakusya, No More Nuke Plants”
Time: 2011 Nov 15 15:00 – 16:00
Summary:

Press Conference
Shuntaro Hida, Physician & Hiroshima A bomb Hibakusha
Matashichi Oishi, Hibakusha, Former Lucky Dragon Crew
Sachiko Sato, Representative, Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation
Mari Takenouchi, Co-director, Society of Hibakusya
Ryusuke Umeda, Former Power Plant Worker
Language:

The speech and Q & A will be in English & Japanese with English interpretation
Description:

“No More Hibakusya, No More Nuke Plants”

The atomic bombings of 1945 killed roughly 200,000 immediately and exposed tens of thousands to radiation that continues to cause health problems. In 1954, a United States nuclear test on Bikini Atoll showered radiation on unsuspecting fishermen, including those working on the famous Lucky Dragon boat. Some 400,000 people have worked at Japan’s nuclear power plants with more than 30 of those having asked for compensation for radiation-related illnesses. And now, of course, in Fukushima Prefecture and other areas, millions more are joining the ranks of “hibakusya,” or those exposed to radiation.

A number of citizen’s groups representing “hibakusya” have come together to declare that humanity cannot co-exist with nuclear technology, whether it is used for military or civilian purposes. They are demanding the Japanese government immediately evacuate residents, especially children, from all areas contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, halt the distribution of contaminated food and stop moving contaminated debris to other parts of the country.

At this Press Conference, group representatives will explain their reasoning and their demands.


Shuntaro Hida, Physician & Hiroshima A bomb Hibakusha


Sachiko Sato, Representative, Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation Mari Takenouchi, Co-director, Society of Hibakusha


Ryusuke Umeda, Former Power Plant Worker & Matashichi Oishi, Hibakusha, Former Lucky Dragon Crew
Posted by Hyon Suk Chung on Wed, 2011-11-02 18:18

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18530453

from twitter:
Mari Takenouchi@mariscontact12h:
SOS from Fukushima! Acute lukemia patients are emerging! JPN gov. strangely stopped collecting leukemia statistics in Fukushima and Miyagi!”

http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/01/vii-urgent-needs-to-relocate-children.html

by Japanese journalist, Mari Takenouchi

2013年1月16日水曜日

VII) 福島で経済効果を狙う国と医療関係者たち!?Gov’t and Medical Societies Aiming at Economic Effects out of Fukushima!?

福島で経済効果を狙う国と医療関係者たち!?

Gov’t and Medical Societies Aiming at Economic Effects out of Fukushima!?

現在、ふくしま集団疎開裁判が、中学生の母親たちにより提訴・審議中です。http://fukushima-evacuation-e.blogspot.jp/ 被告側は、100mSV 以下は健康に被害がない、移住によるストレスのほうが放射線によるストレスよりも多大であるとしています。この裁判の科学的根拠の一つに、東大病院放射線科準教授、中川恵一氏の『被曝と発がんの真実』という本が挙げられています。この本によれば、福島ではガンは増えないと書いてあるのですが、疑義のある文が多く見受けられるため、私は中川氏に対し、数ヶ月前に100以上の質問を投げかけましたが、まだ回答は来ておりません2。

In July 2011, Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial wasfiled by secondary school mothers, but the district court dismissed their plea saying that there is no health hazard up to 100 mSV and relocation stress is greater than radiation. The main scientific base from the city government side on this trial was provided by Dr. Keiichi Nakagawa, Tokyo University Hospital Radiology associate professor, who wrote a book called “Truth about Radiation Exposure and Oncogenesis” in which he stated an amazing theory, “There will be NO increase of cancer patients in Fukushima.” As there are many doubtful statements in his book, so I sent more than 100 questions to him, but there has been reply from him yet.

国連人権理事会の特別報告者の方がご指摘していただいた通り、100mSV以下でも健康障害が起こりえるという書籍や論文も多数ありますが、学者も医師も行政も司法もこれらを完全に無視しています。

As special rapporteur of UN Human Rights Coucil had described, there are numerous amount of books and thesis that show health hazards under 100 mSV, but Japanese scholars, doctors, administration and judicature are purposely ignoring these scientific data.

子供の避難の問題は、今最も緊急性の高い問題かと存じます。実際に福島の子どもたちの間では死亡者数さえも増えています。「放射能から守る福島ネットワーク」の中手聖一代表は、政府・人口動態統計から、「福島県の子ども」の病死者数について未成年の病死者総数が、事故前に比べ、1.5倍に増加しており、死因別では心疾患が2倍、がん・白血病、感染症、肺炎で増加がみられることを発見しました3。

Children’s relocation issue must be the of the paramount importance as of now. In fact, there has been increase among children’s death in Fukushima. The director of Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation, Mr. Seiichi Nakate, found out that the numbeばんだ of minors’ death in Fukushima went up 1.5 times compared to the year before the accident based on the government dynamic statistics of population13. Especially, heart disease went up by double and increases were observed in cancer, leukemia, infectious disease, and pneumonia.

成人についても、福島市の大原医療センターの石原敏幸院長代理(57)によれば、心疾患は震災の前後で明らかな増加がみられたといいます。震災前の2010年には、心不全143人、狭心症266人だったのが、2012年は6月までの半年間で、心不全184人、狭心症は212人に達した、と言います。被災地などで死亡する人が増えていることは、国や県も把握しており、復興庁で11月30日、国と県による震災関連死の検証・対策チームを立ち上げる方針を示したものの、同プロジェクトが想定する震災関連死の原因は、被災や避難によるストレスのみで、セシウムが心臓に与える影響は調査対象になっていないと言います。

Even as for adults, according to acting director of Dr. Toshiyuki Ishihara, Ohara Medical Center, Fukushima city, heart diseases have been increased significantly after the accident. Prior to the accident in 2010, there were 143 heart failures and 266 heart strokes, but in 1st half of 2012, there were already 184 heart failures and 212 heart strokes in only 6 months period.

Even the state and municipal government acknowledged that the number of death is increasing in quake-hit areas, and the government Reconstruction Agency announced the establishment of a project team for examination and countermeasures on death related to the disaster. However, among the causes listed in this project, cesium influence on heart is excluded for examination though the stress-causing heart failure is included.

実は2012年12月、福島の御兄弟で同時期に急性白血病が出たという話を聞きました。居てもたってもいられず、医師会に電話をしてみました。つい先日、福島県医師会の事務局に電話で問い合わせたところ2012年12月時点でに「放射能による健康障害はまだ一人も生じていない」と言われ、驚きました。県の医師会の公式的なスタンスとしては現時点でも放射能による健康異常は完全否定なのです。兄弟であれば、ほぼ同じ空気を吸い、同じ食べ物を食べますから、二人同時にというのは、環境的な要因が原因である可能性を否定できません。汚染地帯での子供たちに手遅れとならない前にこの問題を早急に取り組んでほしいと頼みました。

In December 2012, I heard that 2 brothers in Fukushima became acute leukemia at the same timing. Brothers would have inhaled the same air and eaten the same food, and there is a possibility that simultaneous acute leukemia could have been caused by radiation for these brothers. I made a phone call to Fukushima Prefectural Medical Society in December 2012 and I was astounded when I was told, “There have been no health damage observed in relation with radiation in Fukushima.” Even at this stage, official position on radiation related health damage is totally “a denial.” I stressed that they should tackle this issue more promptly since the situation could become too late especially for children in contaminated areas

日本の医師が、放射能の被曝問題に対する沈黙は目を覆うばかりです。また、私は日本医師会にも電話で問い合わせました。すると、彼らの答えとしては、「我々はこの問題について、まだ見解が決まっておりません。2014年の3月に意見を取りまとめて発表するつもりです。」なんと悠長なことでしょう。私は、福島である家庭の御兄弟が二人同時に急性白血病に罹患してしまった話をこちらでもして、もっと早急に対処してもらえるようにお願いしました。

In fact, the silence among Japanese doctors on radiation exposure issue is beyond imagination. I made another phone call to the Japan Medical Association, and their answer was, “We have not determined our position regarding this issue. We will make announcement on this in March 2014.” How relaxed they are! I repeated the acute leukemia story in Fukushima to them too, stressing the need to immediately tackle this issue.

しかし、お願いはしたものの、私はまったくこの件に関して、国や医師会に期待はしていません。それと言うのも、国は、なんと白血病の統計を、被曝量が一番多い福島県と宮城県南部に関しては、なぜか統計を取ること自体をストップしてしまったからです。いったいここれはどういうことなのでしょうか!私はこの件を世界に知ってほしいと思っています。

As a matter of fact, I asked for this to the Medical Association, but I have no expectation from them. Because, after the nuclear accident, amazingly, the government decided to stop tracking the statistics of leukemia patient number in Fukushima and south of Miyagi, where the radiation exposure was the highest! What on earth can this be justified? I would like this fact to be known to the world.

医療従事者による不作為の態度は、トップの医師会ばかりか、一般の医師たちにまで浸透しています。小児科医や産婦人科医を中心とするメンバーが多数入っているMLでも、福島において放射能が健康被害を引き起こさないと断言する医師がコントロールしており、なんと私を含む個人名まで上げて「放射線の危険性を主張する活動家やジャーナリストの言うことを聞くな」と不安を持つ人々に伝えていると言います。先日ある人が、相手にしてはならないジャーナリストのリストの中で私の名前も入っていると教えてくれました。また、最近ホットスポットで診療しているという小児科医とネット上で議論になりましたが、彼は汚染地帯での子供たちの健康を全く按じていませんでした。

最も子供たちを守る役割を持つ医師たちがこのような状態では、本当に子供たちの将来が心配です。いえ、既にもう異変は起きているのです。

This kind of failure to act is widely observed among layer of medical society. For example, in a mailing list with members of pediatricians, obstetricians and para-medicals, one member told me that some Fukushima pediatrician strongly denies any health hazards by radiation in Fukushima and controls the opinions of the mailing list telling concerned members not to listen to some activists and journalists. She told me my name was listed among others. I recently had some argument with a pediatrician practicing in a hot spot area. He was not concerned about children’s health at all.

It is a matter of grave concern that doctors, who are supposed to protect children’s health, have been behaving like this. It is not only a concern, already a calamity is started to be emerged.

このような事態を鑑みるに、福島の住民、特に妊婦や子供たちは一刻でも早く非汚染地帯に移住すべきなのですが、あろうことか国の政策は全くこの逆であり、今年度末に移住のために支援策を終了させ、さらには2020年までに福島の市民の全員を帰還させようとしております。これはまさにあり得ない政策です。

Considering these things, children in Fukushima should be relocated at the earliest possible timing, but in the contrary, the government and Fukushima prefecture is to terminate the subsidiary for volunteer evacuees the end of this year and furthermore, the government has declared to let all the Fukushima residents back to their hometown by 2020. This is solely an insane policy.

このままでは病人が福島で急増するのではないかと危惧しておりますが、それを予見させるようなことが行われています。日本の経産省が巨額と投じて汚染している福島市や郡山市に最新型の病院増設をしています。あろうことか、1200億円の経済効果を狙っているとまで書かれてあります! http://www.jice.or.jp/sinsai/sinsai_detail.php?id=2485

Furthermore, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry allocated a large amount of budget to constructor extend state of the art medical facilities in Fukushima. Amazingly, the summary of the plan states that it aims at positive economic effect of 120 billion yen! http://www.jice.or.jp/sinsai/sinsai_detail.php?id=2485

このような汚染地帯に大規模病院増設というのは不適切です。前回の事故でも原発事故後に搬送で、多数の死者が出ました。今後もいつ福島原発でさらなる過酷事故があるかもわかりません

It is totally inappropriate to build large sized hospitals in these contaminated areas. Immediately after March 11, dozens of in-hospital patients died while being evacuated. There may still be possibilities of further catastrophic accident in Fukushima.

また低線量被曝でさらに健康悪化が考えられる病人や障害者、介護を必要とする人々は非汚染地帯で医療や療養を受ける権利があると思います。この病院建設が、上記エートスプログラムと連動しており、福島県の医師会の常任理事の丹治伸夫医師がエートスの会議で講演までしております。このような事態を大変憂慮しております。福島および東日本の汚染地帯は、もはや子供たちや妊婦、病人、障害者など社会的弱者が居住してよい場所ではありません。一刻も早く移住の権利を与えるべきです。

Also, especially those who are sick, challenged and aged people who need care could be vulnerable to low level radiation, so they should be entitled to obtain medical treatment in uncontaminated area. Fukushima prefectural medical circle is tied with ETHOS project and the executive director of Fukushima Prefectural Medical Association Nobuo Tanji was giving lecture for ETHOS. Once again, those who are socially weak including children and pregnant women are not supposed to stay in contaminated areas. I call for immediate relocation of these people.

既にその他の県でも、チェルノブイリで言う希望移住区域に相当する地域もあるhttp://www.radiationdefense.jp/investigation/metropolitan/?lang=enので、子供や妊婦に関しては希望すれば移住できる制度を設けていただきたいと思います。

Not only that, since there are some hot spots in Tokyo and other prefectures equivalent to optional relocation spots, I sincerely hope children and pregnant women would be able to be relocated as an established system.

国が医師をETHOSに巻き込み、白血病の統計を打ち切らせ、福島県民を居続けさせ、あろうことか低線量被曝の人体影響の研究や、最先端のがん治療病院建設と、将来のがん患者増加による経済効果まで計画している中、国際機関の援助にも基づく、住民、特に子供たちの移住が急がれます。どうか、子供たちの避難を早急に実現させてください。
While the Japanese government involves doctors in ETHOS project to keep Fukushima residents for studying low-level radiation effects and further, discard the statistics of leukemia patients, and construct cancer hospitals for future economic effects, I think it is an urgent matter for Fukushima residents, especially for children to be able to relocate through international organizations support as soon as possible.

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Hormesis is, tragically, alive and well in Japan. This is the basis of the discarding of the leukemia stats.

This same deception was carried out upon US downwinders from the 1950s on.


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