IOC chief ‘impressed’ at Fukushima recovery progress https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/ioc-chief–impressed–at-fukushima-recovery-progress-10965390, 25 Nov 18
Olympics chief Thomas Bach said Saturday he was impressed at the “great progress” made in the reconstruction of Fukushima, in a visit to the region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster
TOKYO: Olympics chief Thomas Bach said Saturday (Nov 24) he was impressed at the “great progress” made in the reconstruction of Fukushima, in a visit to the region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Amid hopes that hosting events will help revive the region, International Olympic Committee President Bach visited a stadium set to hold baseball and softball matches during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
During his visit, he told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he was “very much impressed” by the “great progress”.
“The Fukushima region is the suitable place to show the power of the Olympics, the power of sports,” Abe said…
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“For too long, girls and women have been invisible in the construction of radiation standards to protect heath. We are ready to expand the research base and collective will to change this – starting right now.”
— Mary Olson, Founder
While this public health threat impacts us all, the risk is dramatically greater for women and girls.
For every two men who develop cancer through exposure to ionizing radiation, three women will get the disease.Further, while children as a whole are more harmed by…
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The Low Level Radiation and Health Conference was set up in 1985 by members of the public keen to find out more about these issues.
SATURDAY June 23rd Chair: Prof David Copplestone, University of Stirling
Video 1 Alice Stewart1 Lecture, Biophotons. Prof. Carmel Mothersill, McMaster University, Canada. 33mins, 45 secs.
Video 2 Wildlife impacts: Recent findings concerning germline mutations in bugs and humans, Prof Tim Mousseau, University of South Carolina, USA. 31 mins, 26 secs.
Video 3 Biological effects of long-term chronic exposure: a case study on Scots pine populations around Chernobyl, Prof Stanislav Geras’kin, Head of Laboratory of Plant Radiobiology and Ecotoxicology from the Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology. 30 mins, 35 secs.
Video 4 Organ damage from exposure to infrasound, Prof. Mariana Alves Pereira. She worked with the chief medical officer for…
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Posted on 18 September 2018
Baskut Tuncuk has finished his report on workers (globally) who are exploited here
A vicious form of exploitation: workers poisoned by toxic substances, says UN expert
GENEVA (12 September 2018) – Exposure of workers to toxic substances can and should be considered a form of exploitation and is a global health crisis, says a UN expert.
On Wednesday, UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, told the UN Human Rights Council that governments and companies must strengthen protection for workers, their families
“and their communities from any exposure to toxic chemicals”.
Here is some background and upcoming reports with some recent activity;
SR on internally displaced persons due in first quarter of 2019 requested in first half of 2016 and confirmed in August 2017
Due on first quarter of 2019 https://spinternet.ohchr.org/_Layouts/SpecialProceduresInternet/ViewCountryVisits.aspx?Lang=en&country=JPN
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September 20, 2018
On 12 September 2018, Human Rights Now gave an oral statement on the Hazardous Working Conditions Faced by Fukushima Cleanup Workers at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Fukushima cleanup workers have been subjected to hazardous working conditions and misled about the negative health impacts involved. In the statement we called on the Japanese government to expand its verification system to ensure contractors are following relevant duties and to verify the effectiveness of existing inspections by a credible independent party or by publicly releasing for evaluation their criteria and procedures. We also asked the government to accept the Special Rapporteur on toxic waste’s request to visit Japan in 2019.
The video and the full text of the statement can be accessed below.
Thank you, Mr. Vice President.
Human Rights Now is concerned about the negative health impacts and labour exploitation of cleanup workers…
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