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The Fukushima Disaster 2011

The Fukushima Disaster 2011

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Published by Troy Livingston
The Fukushima Disaster 2011
Medicine & Global Survival is published by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. A peer- reviewed journal on medical, public health, environmental, and humanitarian aspects of war—particularly nuclear war—and other forms of armed violence, M&GS was published continuously from 1990 (as The PSR Quarterly) through 2002.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is a federation of national medical organiza- tions in 63 countries, repre- senting doctors, medical stu- dents, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
The Fukushima Disaster 2011
Medicine & Global Survival is published by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. A peer- reviewed journal on medical, public health, environmental, and humanitarian aspects of war—particularly nuclear war—and other forms of armed violence, M&GS was published continuously from 1990 (as The PSR Quarterly) through 2002.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is a federation of national medical organiza- tions in 63 countries, repre- senting doctors, medical stu- dents, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

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A First-Hand Account of Japan's Nuclear Crisis
Katsumi Furitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Young doctors speak out on the Fukushima disaster
. . . . . . . . . . .40
Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare
Ronald McCoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
“A terribly difficult situation with a lot of uncertainties”:
PSR Press Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
What may we learn from Fukushima?
Frank Boulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Radiation in medicine and in nuclear power plants:the same but very different
Andreas Nidecker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Children, Teens and the Japan Disaster
Harry Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
June 2011Special EditionA publication ofInternational Physicians forthe Prevention of Nuclear War
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
 
Medicine & Global Survival 
ispublished by InternationalPhysicians for the Preventionof Nuclear War. A peer-reviewed journal on medical,public health, environmental,and humanitarian aspects ofwar—particularly nuclearwar—and other forms ofarmed violence,
M&GS 
waspublished continuously from1990 (as
The PSR Quarterly 
)through 2002.
A complete archive of arti-cles is available atwww.ippnw.org.
Editor: John LoretzInternational Physicians forthe Prevention of NuclearWar (IPPNW) is a federationof national medical organiza-tions in 63 countries, repre-senting doctors, medical stu-dents, other health workers,and concerned citizens whoshare the common goal ofcreating a more peaceful andsecure world freed from thethreat of nuclear annihilation.IPPNW received the NobelPeace Prize in 1985.
INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTIONOF NUCLEAR WAR
66-70 UNION SQUARE, #204 SOMERVILLE, MA 02143 USA+1.617.440.1733 (TEL)+1.617.440.1734 (FAX)DIRECTOR@IPPNW.ORG (EMAIL)IPPNW.ORGPEACEANDHEALTHBLOG.COM
 
C
ONTENTS
About this issue
We decided topublish this specialissue of 
M&GS
—thefirst since 2002—inorder to present inone place the per-spectives on radia-tion and health, thedangers posed bynuclear energy,and the linksbetween nuclear power and nuclear weapons technolo-gies that IPPNW,its national affili-ates, and its net-work of physicianexperts have madeavailable to thepress and to thepublic since thetragic events in Japan in March.This is by nomeans a compre-hensive collection,and we refer read-ers to the IPPNWPeace and HealthBlog(peaceand-healthblog.com),where many moreresources, includinglinks to audio andvideo reports inseveral languages,are compiled.
Introduction
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, Month 1: A Brief Chronology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Fukushima Radioisotopes: Some Key Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Editorials
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7IPPNW has been a constant voice against nuclear energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7IPPNW Nuclear Energy Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Nuclear power—“basta”! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Nuclear energy is no alternative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10A potential source of radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Futility of nuclear energy: Alternatives for Nigeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10What could be worse? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12From Hiroshima to Fukushima and back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13The nuclear chain – splitting atoms, hairs and personalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Just in case you missed it, here's why radiation is a health hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . .14There really is no safe level of radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Anger is renewable energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Children of Fukushima need our protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Commentaries
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
In the News
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
A First-Hand Account of Japan's Nuclear Crisis
Katsumi Furitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Young doctors speak out on the Fukushima disaster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare
Ronald McCoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
“A terribly difficult situation with a lot of uncertainties”:
PSR Press Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
What may we learn from Fukushima?
Frank Boulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Radiation in medicine and in nuclear power plants: the same but very different
Andreas Nidecker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Children, Teens and the Japan Disaster
Harry Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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