The Fukushima Network to Protect Children from Radiation has launched a petition (deadline END JULY), in which they seek the dismissal of Shunichi Yamashita (Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University) from his position as Radiation Health Risk Management Advisor to Fukushima Prefecture.
To understand the reasons for this element of the petition, please see the video clips of Professor Shunichi Yamashita speaking in the clips below (Japanese, English, French).
Spokesman for the Fukushima Network to Protect Children from Radiation
The principal points of the petition are;
- In areas with particularly high levels of radiation, promote short-term or long-term evacuation and close schools early for summer recess. Give top priority to the relocation of infants, children, and expectant mothers.
- Monitor regularly the degree of internal exposure for all Fukushima residents, including children, using whole-body counters.
- Dismiss Shunichi Yamashita, professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, from his dual positions as advisor to Fukushima prefecture on health-risk management for nuclear radiation and member of the prefecture’s Health-Management Investigation Committee.
- Adhere strictly to the legal annual radiation limit of 1 milliSievert. Compute the radiation dose based on total cumulative radiation, internal and external. Revoke the current provisional annual limit of 20 milliSieverts.
Professor Yamashita speaking In Japanese
Professor Yamashita (English translation)
Professor Yamashita (French translation)