The Fukushima disaster can have unexpected consequences. The news became public on September 23, 2020 following the publication of an article in Le canard enchaîné : a researcher at the Human and Social Sciences Laboratory of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), Dr Christine Fassert , was dismissed on June 16 for serious misconduct. According to the famous duck, she was fired because of “a recurring insubordination with distrust vis-à-vis [his] hierarchy” and “inappropriate behavior”. A chain reaction, this dismissal led David Boilley, a nuclear physicist very involved in the search for information on the Fukushima disaster, to resign from the IRSN Research Orientation Committee (COR) where he represented ACRO ( association for the control of radioactivity in the west). Even though numerous studies prove that low doses present a health risk, IRSN’s discourse remains the same: nothing can be said! The straw that broke the camel’s back was IRSN’s refusal to publish an article that Christine Faussert was preparing to send in February to the journal “Les Annales des Mines”.
Fukushima Blog 25th Sept 2020 read more »
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where decommissioning work is taking place. The day trip is Suga’s first since he replaced former leader Shinzo Abe, who stepped down for health reasons, and is aimed at demonstrating the government’s continued commitment to rebuilding areas of northeastern Japan impacted by the massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 and the nuclear crisis that followed.
Mainichi 24th Sept 2020 read more »
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