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» The report of UN special rapporteur Anand Grover has published

UN special rapporteur Anand Grover had conducted the investigation the situation of Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant disaster from Nov. 15th to 26th 2012 and compiled the report posted on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s website. The report was discussed during U.N. general meeting starting on May 27th.

The report points to problems with the handling of the crisis, including a difficult process for seeking compensation for radiation exposure, a lack of openness about health risks from radiation and inadequate protection for nuclear plant workers.

 

◇ Outline of the recommendations from the Special Rapporteur

<Health research>

-Target all areas of more than 1 mSv per year

-Expand the categories of internal exposure test including blood and urine

-Disclose the results of data to the person concerned

-Provide health care and research for nuclear plant workers

<Exposure regulations>

- Observe the limit of 1 mSv year

- Provide information about the dangers of radiation toward children in particular

<Others>

-Decide detailed contents of “Children-Victims Support Act”

-Enhance the community participation on decision-making such as health care matter

 

The report by UN special rapporteur Anand Grover

 Presentation by UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover at UN Human Right Council (Video)

 

<Media Report>

U.N. urges Japan to boost checks for internal radiation exposure from Fukushima disaster (Mainichi Newspaper)

U.N. expert urges help for Japan’s nuclear victims(Ashahi Newspaper)
Expand health survey beyond Fukushima: U.N. (Japan Times)


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