by CITIZEN’S NUCLEAR INFORMATION CENTER (CNIC)
Original text HERE
March 18th 2011
In the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the serious situation endures. At this moment, a large discharge of radiation has not taken place. There is however a future possibility of such worst scenario. In concrete it would include meltdown of nuclear fuels by lowering of the water level in the nuclear reactors, large explosion, and large discharge of radiation from the pools of used fuels.
Since the accident, our organization has been flooded with inquiries about the safe distance from the reactors. It is evident that the evacuation distance designated by the government is far from sufficient.
Taking this situation into consideration, we make the following five representations to the government:
1. Make all possible efforts to curb worsening of the situation by gathering all forces in and out of the country.
2. Publicize parameters of pressure containers, reactor vessels, and fuel pools all in real time. If there are damages in equipment and certain parameters cannot be measured, make open announcements about them.
3. Information on the radiation level inside the power plants is of grave importance. Install monitors in different places and report the data on line. In order to grasp the situation in the power plants realistically, install video cameras in different places and constantly publicize the images.
4. Collect the data of radiation monitoring posts installed in various areas in Fukushima Prefecture, grasp the intensity and expansion of radiation, then make a simulation based upon the data, and publicize the result as soon as possible.
5. Make clear about your method of estimating doses for instructing disaster prevention, namely, the ground upon which you determine evacuation distance at this moment.