Fears of children who have to check radiation levels outside before they can go and play

Almost seven years after the Fukushima disaster, staff are forced to check if schoolyards are too poisonous to play.

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The main problem is internal radiation thru food and drinking, which in this article is not enough emphasized. Plus there is no safe level of manmade radiation.
they say that food
Almost seven years after the Fukushima disaster, staff are forced to check if schoolyards are too poisonous to play
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Pupils have to scan their school playground
Children are still using Geiger counters to test for deadly radiation levels at schools struck by the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Almost seven years after the worst nuclear meltdown in decades, staff are forced to check if schoolyards are too poisonous to play.
A large Geiger counter in their playground measures the invisible threat still hanging over them after the nearby nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake and engulfed by the ensuing tsunami.
If radiation readings are too high, the children are told they cannot go outside.
Students even have their own handheld devices to checkā€¦

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2 thoughts on “Fears of children who have to check radiation levels outside before they can go and play

  1. The article goes on to state that the “Japanese government has declared Fukushima safe, with a 20-mile no-go zone around the crippled power station itself.”

    They cannot be serious! I have read that radiation is still leaking into the Pacific Ocean which has been turned into a toxic waste dump. What ocean life that has not been terminated because of this is now undergoing mutations. As much as man has done his damn best to destroy the purity of the oceans by shipping oil which of course has leaked into the ocean, man just continues at it and expects no consequences by doing this. Remember the Valdez Oil Spill and there have been many, many more and what about the many cruise ships sailing all around the world, dropping their waste into the oceans?

    And lest we forget!

    “The Pacific Proving Grounds was the name given by the United States government to a number of sites in the Marshall Islands and a few other sites in the Pacific Ocean at which it conducted nuclear testing between 1946 and 1962. The U.S. tested a nuclear weapon on Bikini Atoll on 30 June 1946. This was followed by Baker on July 24, 1946.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Proving_Grounds

    But then we have the nerve to wonder why cancer is so prevalent. We claim to care so much for the children and yet children have to walk around with a Geiger Counter in order to know whether or not it is safe to play in a particular area. How many of us walked around as children, holding a Geiger Counter in our hand because of where we lived? Maybe we should have. And don’t forget, for those of you who eat meat, I’d reconsider that if I were you. Ever heard of irradiated meat, which is what was done to meat to avoid foodbourne illnesses. So, yeah! Now we’re all toxic waste dumps.

    Fukushima, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl disaster, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Ocean; where does it end? It doesn’t.

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  2. No, Shelby, it doesn’t end. Your list of concerns on this issue is extremely comprehensive. I personally can’t get over the fact that they still plan to hold the 2020 Olympics in Japan – and they are talking about playing softball (or is it baseball?) in Fukushima. Surely any athletes with any sense will boycott the games.

    The other problem, as you point out, is that Fukushima radiation didn’t stay in Japan. The entire north Pacific food chain is contaminated – yet I’m seeing no warnings to Americans not to eat fish or shellfish from the Pacific. I’m really glad the article goes on to mention that the big danger is eating food that has been contaminated.

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