Tokyo Shimbun is reporting the results of their investigation into the dealings of the Fukushima prefecture government, the medical university and the IAEA. There has been ongoing suspicion about the openness and honesty of what has been ongoing in Japan. Tokyo Shimbun has confirmed that these government entities did sign a secrecy agreement with the IAEA. The Fukushima Medical University has been the main source of all public data on exposure and had been dictating what medical care many in the region were allowed to receive related to radiation issues.
Both the prefecture and the medical university have been the subject of growing distrust from the public due to their efforts to downplay problems and withhold information from the public. Tokyo Shimbun’s work has confirmed this problem to be the case. A machine translation of the article is below.
It found that the memorandum of mutual cooperation that connects Fukushima and (IAEA), Fukui prefectures International Atomic Energy Agency, one upon request or province or IAEA, terms that can be private information that you are sharing is included were. For this provision, it is not seen as a problem in prefectural assembly, there is also the voice of criticism that “in the lead ahead of the particular secret protection law”.
The Memorandum of Understanding with the IAEA, in December last year, Fukushima Prefecture were signed respectively in October this year, Fukui Prefecture.
In Fukushima Prefecture, Prefectural University of Medicine has concluded with the IAEA for the health impact study prefecture, radiation for the management of radioactive waste and decontamination. There are “exemplary arrangements” document as detailed MOU provisions marked to be “to ensure the confidentiality of information designated as confidential by the other party” is included in the document.
I signed a cooperation with the IAEA in relation to human resource development of the nuclear field in Fukui Prefecture, there was a secret language specified in the memorandum.
Both county, you are not information that is secret specified at this stage, but measured data and accident information, for such thyroid cancer in children, IAEA or province side, you secret designated as such as “stir up anxiety of residents” For example, there is a possibility that the information will not be published.
Person in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs played a memorandum of adjustment that “because it is negotiated every international, it can not be said either of the IAEA and Japan may or sought secret designation clause” in the interview.
However, according to people familiar with the matter of prefectures, when the exchange memorandums and government agencies in each country, that there are rules that incorporate the wording of the secret specified in the IAEA.
The IAEA has compiled a report and “there was no modulation of Health by exposure” in the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Muto Ruiko head of the Fukushima nuclear power plant prosecution team is concerned, “there is a precedent that has the hidden information about the health effects of Chernobyl IAEA. Fukushima also become the Ninomai” he said.
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