Below are excerpts from an article written by Ulrike Mast-Kirschning, that cover the major relevant points in the article.
“” Considering the current levels of radiation, the decision of the Japanese government to reopen parts of evacuated areas is something completely irresponsible, says physicist and head of the Society for Radiation Protection Sebastian Pflugbeil.
After the nuclear meltdown in the Ukraine in 1986, the government also made efforts to decontaminate the areas and also to get rid of the affected layers of topsoil. But the endeavor proved to be impossible.
According to “official” figures, only 50 people died as a result of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl.
“But our experience tells a different story,” (effects are still being discovered 25 years later) says the spokesperson for the organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Angelika Wilmen. (actual casualties may be closer to a million) ”’