A Request from a Japanese Activist

A Request from a Japanese Activist

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A Japanese activist Shiro Yabu has sent us a request for foreign comrades:

Now what we are in desperate need in Tokyo is concrete data of radioactive contamination. We will have to measure and publicize the radiation of the soil at every park and public spaces where children play. The emission of radiation is uneven and there are supposed to be high spots that are affected more than others. Neither the state nor the Tokyo municipal government are responsible enough to measure and detect them. They offer only one monitoring spot in Tokyo and do not measure contamination in soil at all. The real issue is especially the radiation of sandboxes in parks. So we must acquire data by ourselves and press local governments to take necessary measures.

What we want at the moment is a possible method to measure radiation and necessary equipment. In Japan a Geiger Counter can be purchased for approx. 50,000 yen, but they are mostly sold out. It is said that they won’t be back in market before the late May. If any of you have technique and equipment that you can share, please send them to us in the form of information and goods.

IF YOU COULD HELP, PLEASE EMAIL at INFO<AT>JFISSURES.ORG AND WE WILL SEND YOU NECESSARY INFORMATION FOR THE NEEDS IN JAPAN.

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日本の活動家、矢部史郎から世界の同志へのお願い

東京でいま不足しているのは、放射線量の具体的なデータです。

僕がぜひ東京でやりたいと思っている活動は、児童公園の土壌の放射線量をひとつひとつ計測・公開することです。放射性物質の拡散はムラがあって、特に高い地点(ホットスポット)があると予測されるのですが、国も東京都もちゃんと計測していません。東京都のモニタリングポストは一カ所だけ、しかも土壌検査はしていません。本当は、公園の砂場がどうなっているかが問題なので、自分たちでデータをとって、自治体に必要な措置をとるように働きかけたいのです。

いま欲しいのは、放射線計測のための方法(技術的に可能なレベル)と機器です。日本ではガイガーカウンターが5万円ほどで買えますが、どこも売り切れで5月末まで入荷しないという状態です。もし海外の活動家がもっている技術や機器を分けてもらえたら助かります。

支援してくださるという方は、INFO <AT> JFISSURES.ORG (<AT>をアットマークに代える)までメールをお送りください。

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