Exposed: Japanese Officials Upped Radiation Yardsticks to Dodge Compensation Costs

by Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams / May 26, 2013 / Japanese officials raised the level of acceptable radiation doses for evacuees of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to avoid increasing costs for compensation, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. A 5-millisieverts per year dose, the same level of exposure used as a yardstick to relocate residents after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, was proposed at an unofficial meeting of ministers in … Continue reading

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