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UN Report – Bloggers response! – Japanese delegation to The UN spreads Lies and Deception!

14 May 2013

Published by nuclear-news.net

By Arclight2011

Please share this article with your friends and family and/or reblog, (Copy in part or whole) Please refer to copyrighted links in article if used..Only 3 days to make a difference!!  Justice will prevail!

Below, is a report concerning the petition to the UN on behalf of the Children of Fukushima and their petition to the UN. The UN sent Mr. Anand Grover on a Country Visit to Japan on 15 to 26 November 2012. Mr Anand Grover made some comments regarding the nuclear disaster, as well as some other issues in Japan.

The above short video shows the real  situation on the ground that the Japanese delegation is not responding too!Published on 3 Feb 2013  http://www.a2documentary.com/

In response to Mr Anand Grovers comments  the Japanese Government sent a delegation to reassure the UN that the points Mr Anand Grover brought up were being tackled or that clarification on issues could be made.

The document to this response has been oddly placed on the Arabic section of the UN website, though it was listed in the media section that deals with press releases. It is not available in the Japanese language. (Some Japanese translation below, in the comments section by mia)

No mention of this meeting nor any of the statements have been covered or commented on by the main stream media.

The petition for the evacuation of the children of Fukushima was given to the UN in New York in September 2011, the special rapporteur made his visit in November 2012 and extracts of the Japanese delegations responses are below with some background info to help you see the bigger picture.

The Japanese delegation prevaricated and outright lied concerning the present situation on the ground in the most contaminated  areas downwind of the stricken nuclear plant Daichi 1 where 3 meltdowns occurred and a MOX Plutonium reactor exploded with devastating results, creating a mile high mushroom cloud!

10 Curies of PU 241 was released PER TON of MOX fuel ejected.. no figures have been done to ascertain the actual quantity of Pu241 that was ejected. In fact the Japanese can only refer to plutonium as “Alpha” (hinting at the type of energy released by plutonium 241).

…..Tepco was not just seeking approval to install 32 MOX fuel assemblies into the core of Reactor 3 at Fukushima – I.  It appears that they were intentional about taking it a step further and in fact seeking approval for a quick transition to a 1/3 MOX core at the NPP in question…...(July 31, 2010  http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=1734 )…

Image source ; http://www.overclock.net/t/963222/various-japan-nuclear-emergency-continuous-coverage-of-damage-and-radiation-risks

The lies and deception of the Japanese government throughout this disaster have been legendary and it is possible to see much of this even in mainstream Japanese media (without the word plutonium (Alpha) and some other censored terms).

Screenshot from 2013-05-14 16:26:54The above is a screenshot of yet another take down notice/copyright claim on this small video. Why will they not let people see this explosion? The Japanese were censoring in 2011 and they are censoring now! here is a quick breakdown of the points mentioned on the 30 April 2013

 

UN Report April 2013 – Japanese delegation to The UN spreads Lies and Deception!

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Regarding those that survived the atomic bombing, their medical needs related to their exposure was subsidised and this would allow them to maintain a suitable level of living.….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

…I would like to recall that in Chernobyl the threshold limit for obligatory resettlement was 5 mSv/year or above, apart from soil contamination levels. There are also a significant number of epidemiological studies, which indicate that cancer and other diseases could occur in low dose radiation below the accumulated does of 100 mSv. According to these studies, there is no low threshold limit for the occurrence of diseases… (Annan Grover UN Japanese rapporteur statement of26 November 2012 http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12831&LangID=E )…

……Prime Minister, I know many of your advisors claim that the amount of radiation released at Fukushima No. 1 was far less than at Chernobyl. However, a report released by the U.K.-based nonprofit Institute of Science in Society in November 2012 said: “Analysis based on the most inclusive data sets available reveals that radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdown is at least as big as Chernobyl and more global in reach.” That conclusion was reached based on work with state-of-the-art atmospheric dispersion models by an international team led by Andreas Stohl at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research… (9 Apr 2013 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/04/09/voices/rosy-fukushima-health-report-faulted-by-experts/#.UZJHFddx0xA )…

More “rosy” reports here…

http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/17/rosy-fukushima-health-report-faulted-by-experts-%E5%B0%82%E9%96%80%E5%AE%B6%E3%81%AB%E3%82%88%E3%82%8B%E6%A5%BD%E8%A6%B3%E7%9A%84%E3%81%AA%E7%A6%8F%E5%B3%B6%E5%81%A5%E5%BA%B7%E8%A2%AB/

…..There will be an increased risk on the health of the children of Koriyama City due to the effects of radiation…. Statement by the Court… 26 April 2013 (...http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/26/breaking-japanese-government-found-responsible-for-the-evacuation-of-koriyama-city-children/)…
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On a more technical point, it was explained that annual exposure to radiation was at the level advised by the International Commission on Radiological Protection..….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

…The threshold level of 20 mSv/year is in contrast to the statutory legal limit imposed by the 1972 industrial safety regulation for the nuclear industry. For workers at a nuclear power plant, the maximum limit of exposure (in the controlled area) prescribed by law is 20 mSv/year (not exceeding 50 mSv/year) and a cumulative dose of 100 mSv in five years. The law prohibits the entry of ordinary citizens into the controlled area with radiation dose of 1.3 mSv/quarter and further prohibits workers to eat, drink or sleep in that area.

It also prohibits pregnant women to be exposed to radiation dose in a controlled area of over 2mSv/year….. (Annan Grover UN Japanese rapporteur statement of26 November 2012 http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12831&LangID=E )…

[Eitors note ] i should point out that residents have been forced to live with more than 5mSv/y zone ,in fact as high as 20msv/y also another isotope not mentioned but has been recorded in high amounts was Pb (Lead) 210. And here are some UK findings on that, looking at MOX pollution from the processing end…
Shocking findings on effects of MOX processes on miscarriage and respiratory illness in the UK
29 April 2013

….“In women lead poisoning can cause stillbirth, miscarriage, premature birth and foetal development problems”

“We postulate that chronic low-level ecological and professional ionizing radiation exposure were causal for haemostasiological imbalance and impaired the cell-cell communication”….( 30 April 2013 http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/30/shocking-findings-on-effects-of-mox-processes-on-miscarriage-and-respiratory-illness-in-th-uk/ )…

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On another point, the delegation said there was financial support available for refugees as they waited for their file to be processed..….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

…The conditions that come with the compensation money are not clear to the Fukushima evacuees, causing confusion and adding to their stress. While they fill out a 60 page compensation claim form, and wait to see how much their former lives destroyed by the disaster are ‘worth’ – the profits of the nuclear companies involved, like General Electric, Hitachi and Toshiba, remain intact….(February 28, 2013 http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/four-things-you-should-know-about-the-fukushi/blog/44098/ )...

…At the Fukushima court, the petitioners demanded restoration of the region where they lived to its condition before radioactive materials contaminated the area. They also sought 50,000 yen ($520) a month for each resident in damage payments. Total compensation being sought through the courts was about $55 million.

TEPCO refused to comment as it had not yet seen details of the cases. The Industry Ministry, which oversaw the nuclear regulatory body at the time of the accident, also declined to comment.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that unleashed a powerful tsunami on March 11, 2011 knocked out the Fukushima nuke plant sending out radiation that contaminated food and water, and forced the evacuation of more than 160,000 residents around a 30-kilometer radius of the stricken plant. Most of the evacuees were still living in makeshift shelters as decontamination work is at a slow pace…(12 March 2013 http://www.rttnews.com/2074876/residents-move-courts-seeking-compensation-for-fukushima-nuke-damage.aspx.)…

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Another Expert said that a previous Japanese delegation had said the comments of this Committee were not binding.….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

…It is therefore important that the chair and commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority are not only independent but are also seen to be independent. In this respect, it is well established to disclose any conflict of interest by potential incumbents. I recommend the Government to adopt such a procedure at the earliest, which will facilitate the building of confidence in the independence of the scrutinizing process…..(Annan Grover UN Japanese rapporteur statement of 26 November 2012 http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12831&LangID=E )…

Concluding Remarks of the optional Protocol meeting of 30 April 2013

MOHAMED EZZELDIN ABDEL-MONEIM, Committee Rapporteur for the Report of Japan, said that at the time of reporting Japan was one of the largest world economies, and inflation in the economy had led to large debt levels.  This had made spending cuts attractive but, in the face of economic recession, this approach had failed time and again.  He also mentioned that in relation to the need to comply with obligations, the Covenant noted the need to comply with other elements of international law.

HIDEAKI UEDA, Ambassador in charge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan, expressed his gratitude for a vibrant and comprehensive discussion of economic, social and cultural rights.  This was a valuable opportunity for review and Japan would continue with its efforts to improve access to these rights.

ZDZISLAW KEDZIA, Committee Chairperson, thanked all members of the delegation for the fruitful and friendly dialogue.  There remained differences in the evaluation of some points though a better understanding had been reachedThe concluding remarks of the Committee would be adopted on 17 May 2013, and as a group they looked forward to the follow-up.

Full UN source document for the reply by the Japanese delegation on the 30 April 2013 here..

http://www.ohchr.org/ar/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13277&LangID=E%20-%2095k%20-%202013-05-08%20-

[Editors note] It is interesting that Anand Gover is not the rapporteur in this meeting and it is Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim (Egypt).
Egypt is a small place and the new administration  has excessive powers. Also, the Egyptian Government have made a big deal of the other powers (USA) not complying with the arms reduction treaty in recent statements and have actually withdrawn from talks in protest.I think these are smoke and mirrors to enable Egypt to develop nuclear weapons in the future. As a side note, where will Egypt place these new reactors? On the ever shrinking Nile river or the Mediterranean Sea?

Egypt and South Korea sign agreement on nuclear power programme

  /   May 10, 2013

Egypt and South Korea will cooperate in the field of nuclear power development

 

South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick (L) and Khalil Yasso, the chairman of the group of Egyptian nuclear plants during the signing ceremony (Photo courtesy of South Korean Ministry of Trade)

South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick (L) and Khalil Yasso, the chairman of the group of Egyptian nuclear plants during the signing ceremony (Photo courtesy of South Korean Ministry of Trade)

Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea on Thursday during a visit by an Egyptian delegation attending the nuclear power capacity-building programme of the Korea International Cooperation Agency, according to Korean news agency Yonhap.

http://www.energytribune.com/76774/egypt-and-south-korea-sign-agreement-on-nuclear-power-programme#sthash.Z3BkbEpY.dpbs

A list of names of Japanese government delegation.

http://www2.ohchr.org/English/bodies/cescr/docs/list/List_Japan_CESCR50.pdf

For sending your protest:
1. https://www3.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/mail/qa.html

2. United Nations Information Centre:
UN HOUSE 8F
5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tel : 03-5467-4451/FAX : 03-5467-4455

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  1. Reblogged this on nuclear-news and commented:

    Is Egypt complicit in hiding the truth of Fukushima? Why was the report placed on the Arabic speaking website? I am reblogging this in case anyone missed the update.. Anand Grover was the Rapporteur who made the report November 2012 but Eyptian MOHAMED EZZELDIN ABDEL-MONEIM is the committee Rapporteur now.. No statement from Anand Grover??
    I am sorry id didnt catch this sooner.. But i got there.. Arclight2011

    Comment by arclight2011 | May 14, 2013 | Reply

    • Plutonium is actually a Beta emitter not an Alpha emitter generally… though the Japanese media refer to it as Alpha and maybe Beta.. you cant actually tell through the layers of twists and turns

      i will be posting a japanese tranlsation later today

      Comment by arclight2011 | May 15, 2013 | Reply

  2. Japanese government delegation statement to the UN concerning the Fukushima Nuclear disaster April 2013

    福島原発事故に関する日本政府代表団の声明 2013年4月 

    More information was now being disclosed through information materials and press conferences on Fukushima, said a member of the delegation, and this was to make decision making more transparent.

    福島に関するいろいろな資料や記者会見等により多くの情報が公になっている、そして、このことが、より透明性のある決断をもたらすであろうと代表団は、発言していた。

    “….The concluding remarks of the Committee would be adopted on 17 May 2013….” (Seven days to go! Arclight2011 )
    …これらの締めくくりの委員会の発言が、5月17日、2013年に採用されるのだろう。

    (期限まで、あと3日! Arclight2011)

    Japanese government delegation statements to the UN concerning the Fukushima Nuclear disaster April 2013

    福島事故に関しての国連への日本政府代表団の声明  2013年4月

    The Optional Protocol announced!   

    社会権規約「選択議定書」の発表!

    UN Report April 2013 – Japanese delegation to The UN spreads Lies and Deception!

    国連報告書2013年4月  国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし!

    HAS THE UN “OPTIONAL PROTOCOL” FAILED FOR THE CHILDREN OF FUKUSHIMA?

    国連下の社会権規約「選択議定書」は、福島の子供を、守ることができない?

    …On a more technical point, it was explained that annual exposure to radiation was at the level advised by the International Commission on Radiological Protection….

    …より専門的観点から説明すると、国際放射能防護基準が提唱する年間の被爆限度に従っていると解釈している。。。。

    Japanese government delegation statement to the UN concerning the Fukushima Nuclear disaster April 2013.

    国連への福島事故に関しての日本政府代表団の声明 2013年4月

    30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN

    国連への日本政府代表団 2013年4月

    The concluding remarks of the Committee would be adopted on 17 May 2013…

    委員会の最終審査は、2013年5月17日までに、まとめられ、採択される。

    United Nations – a Human rights milestone!

    国連 - 人間の基本的人権への道しるべ!

    …. The Optional Protocol provides for such complaints to be heard by the UN committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights after attempts at pursuing national remedies have been exhausted.

    この生命に対する権利の実現を援助する社会権規約「選択議定書」は、国家の救済手段が、疲弊してしまったあとに、 経済的、社会的及び文化的権利に関する人権侵害に対しての不平、不満を、国連の機関として、聞き入れる機会を提供している。

    The committee may assess the action taken, or not taken, based on the state’s available resources and can decide if a violation has occurred. It is then up to the state to enforce and implement any recommendations made by the Committee.

    この社会権規約委員会は、人権侵害が起こっている場合に、入手可能な情報に基づいて、実際におこっている事態、または、起こっていない事態に対して、評価する。  委員会から、勧告された事項について、実際に施行するかしないかは、各国に、任せられている。

    “The Optional Protocol represents a veritable milestone in the history of universal human rights.” Says ZMs. Pillay. “It will enable victims to seek justice for violations of their economic, social and cultural rights at the international level for the first time.”…

    “この社会権規約委員会は、世界の人権を守るために、歴史上初めての真の道しるべの象徴となるものです。そして、被害者が、初めて、国際的レベルで、経済、社会や文化的権利の侵害に対して、公平さの手助けを、求めることを、可能にしてくれます。

    Regarding those that survived the atomic bombing, their medical needs related to their exposure was subsidized and this would allow them to maintain a suitable level of living.

    原爆被害の生存者に関して、被爆に関わる治療費は、補助金で、賄うことが、可能なので、それなりに適した生活が維持できるようになっている。

    On another point, the delegation said there was financial support available for refugees as they waited for their file to be processed..….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

    もうひとつ指摘したいことは、代表団が、次のように発言した点です。「避難者は、 苦情の申し立ての書類が処理されるのを、待つことにつれて、経済援助が得られることになる…(国連への日本政府代表団 2013年4月)

    Another Expert said that a previous Japanese delegation had said the comments of this Committee were not binding.….( 30 April 2013 Japan Government delegation to the UN)

    他の専門家によると、元日本政府代表団は、この委員会の意見は拘束力がないと発言していた。

    (国連への日本政府代表団 2013年4月)

    Comment by arclight2011 | May 15, 2013 | Reply

  3. Comment by Mr. Daisuke Shirane, staff at Geneva office of IMADR(The International Movement Against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism)

    The Japanese Government Delegation often apply a so-called “official bureaucrats style of talking” when they speak at UN committees when answering questions. It means that they sometime talk vaguely or answer the questions only partly or repeat the same sort of things from a single aspect from the whole situation. As a member of NGO I got an impression that they didn’t want to deliver their clear answers.

    Also, in relation to the Japanese government’s report and their answers to committees’ questions, there had been comments such as that there were no honest answers, not appropriate answers to questions and also that international standard hadn’t been applied correctly in Japan.

    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/harumi-s_2005/e/bc90e378cf16da2fd9d38e79fb3bea61 

    IMADRジュネーブ事務所 白根大輔

    Comment by arclight2011 | May 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. […] Is Egypt complicit in hiding the truth of Fukushima? Why was the report placed on the Arabic speaking website? I am re blogging this in case anyone missed the update.. Anand Grover was the Rapporteur who made the report November 2012 but Egyptian MOHAMED EZZELDIN ABDEL-MONEIM is the committee Rapporteur now.. No statement from Anand Grover?? I am sorry I didn’t catch this sooner.. But I got there in the end.. Read More […]

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