IPPNW affiliates present their criticism of UNSCEAR’s Fukushima report

today, 19 IPPNW affiliates from around the world published their critical analysis of the recent UNSCEAR report on Fukushima.

UNSCEAR is the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and is comprised of delegates from nuclear states with vested interests and a biased view on nuclear energy. Their report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster draws mainly on data from the nuclear industry’s publications rather than from independent sources, omits or misinterprets crucial aspects of radiation exposure and uses questionable assumptions as the basis for its calculations.

Many of us are concerned that the apparently systematic underestimations and questionable interpretations in the report will be used by the nuclear industry to downplay the expected health effects of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima. For these reasons, we have put together this comprehensive analysis of the UNSCEAR report. Please take a look at the report here and distribute it widely.

Attached to this mail, you will find a one-pager, which sums up our main criticism. You can use this as a blue-print for press releases in your local or national media. Please feel free to share this paper on Facebook, via e-mail, on your homepage or in blogs that you might be associated with.

Finally, we welcome comments, suggestions and questions and look forward to hearing from you. Also, if your affiliate is not listed yet, but you want to support the pape ras well, please get in touch with us. There’s still some space on the cover page 😉

All the best from Berlin,

Dr. Alex Rosen
IPPNW Germany

One-page critical analysis of UNSCEAR report

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