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Critical Analysis of United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2014 Fukushima Report to the UN General Assembly

As the badly damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor site continues to release radioactivity into the environment, in April of 2014, UNSCEAR – the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation – published its report: "Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure Due to the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami."

PSR became concerned about some earlier statements by UNSCEAR committee members (posted on a Japanese government website) and a UN press release, which give the message that there are not, and will not be, discernable health impacts from the radiation exposure from the Fukushima catastrophe. 

In collaboration with IPPNW-Germany, PSR studied the available UNSCEAR documents in detail and wrote a critique of the official UNSCEAR report to be delivered to the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly on October 24, 2014. A synopsis of the critique is available here.

View 2014 Synopsis - English

View 2014 Full Critique - English

View 2014 Synopsis - Japanese

View 2014 Full Critique - Japanese

On October 25, 2013, UNSCEAR submitted a Summary Statement regarding their Fukushima report in progress to the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly. The same PSR/IPPNW-Germany team reviewed this statement and wrote a critique of it:

View 2013 Synopsis - English

View 2013 Full Critique - English

View 2013 Synopsis - Japanese

View 2013 Full Critique - Japanese

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