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Group launches petition to appeal acquittal of ex-TEPCO execs over Fukushima disaster

People sign a petition to urge lawyers to file an appeal against the Sept. 19 ruling that acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings Inc. executives of professional negligence causing death or injury over the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, at Koriyama Station in Fukushima Prefecture on Sept. 29, 2019.
September 30, 2019
KORIYAMA, Fukushima — A group supporting a criminal accusation over the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident launched a petition to have lawyers, who served as prosecutors in the trial of former Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings Inc. executives, file an appeal against the Sept. 19 ruling.
The Tokyo District Court acquitted three former TEPCO executives, who were forcibly indicted, of professional negligence causing death or injury over the nuclear meltdowns at the utility’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
On Sept. 29, members of the support group collected signatures near the west exit of Koriyama Station in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Koriyama, northeast Japan. Many people including parents accompanied by children and youngsters signed the petition after stopping to listen to the group’s argument.
The group also launched an online petition on Sept. 21, and says it has already gathered over 10,000 signatures.
“Though just 57 people were identified as victims in the trial, we keep in mind that all Fukushima Prefecture residents are victims. We urge that the judicial branch as an independent organization exercise the right judgment in consideration of the victims,” said Kazuyoshi Sato, 66, head of the group.
On Sept. 27, lawyers representing victims submitted a statement deeming the Sept. 19 ruling factually erroneous and demanded lawyers, who served as prosecutors, file an appeal.
The support group will gather signatures until Oct. 2 and submit the petition as “the voice of Fukushima Prefecture residents” to the prosecutors.
(Japanese original by Mina Isogai, Fukushima Bureau)

October 8, 2019 Posted by | fukushima 2019 | , , , | Leave a comment

Space dose 1.55 micro Sv/h, Koriyama city, park waterside hotspot

Published on Jul 20, 2016 by Birdhairjp

July 16, 2016 (five years & four months from the nuclear disaster)
I monitored radiation around Gohyakubuchi-park of Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Space dose of the height of the chest of the promenade circling the pond, was approximately 0.27 to 0.30 micro sievert per hour.

At the entrance of the park, a sighnboad shows the decontamination result by the city.
Before the decontamination: 2.33 micro Sv/h as of Sep of 2011
After the decontamination: 0.21 micro Sv/h as of Jun of 2016
(Air dose rate 50cm high from the ground level)

My monitor shows space dose 0.47 on the pond-side promenade near a floodgate to the waterway into the woods.

Space dose on the promenade in the park forest is at the height of the breast, was 0.3 to 0.45 micro Sv/h

To the waterside in the forest, there is a hot spot that radioactive material is collected.
Approaching to the place, the value of the dosimeter is jumped.
Space dose of the height of the breast in the hot spots were recorded 1.5-1.9 micro Sv/h.

Measuring instrument that was used during the video shoot, Ukraine made, ECOTEST’s MKS-05.
Koriyama city : population, about 330,000 people.

July 27, 2016 Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , , , , , | Leave a comment