| 16 January 2013

In Japan, external irradiation still leads to an unacceptable risk level for hundreds of thousands of people

Based on the CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measurement Station) and CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information about Radiation), the external radiations after the March 11th, 2011, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster still affecting hundreds thousands of people.

They underlined the fact that a lot of people are still living in highly contaminated territories and decontamination efforts are not sufficient. The need for a new law in order to improve the protection and compensation of the people affected by the Fukushima disaster is becoming urgent.

CWS-Asia/Pacific is supporting CRMS researches and advocacy work through the “Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection”.

Read the report: Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (6 pages).

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CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measurement Station) is a non-profit organization, created in Japan in 2011, whose goal is to improve people protection against ionizing radiation. It is an independent organisation with a mission to offer people tools which allow everybody to have access to knowledge in the field of radioprotection, to learn how to measure radiation and thus to get protected in an autonomous way.

CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information about RADiation) is a French Non Governmental Organization created in 1986, after French citizens were surprised by the dishonesty of the Government about the contamination of the French territory in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In order to make independent measurements CRIIRAD created its own private Laboratory.

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