- 40,000 units of Geiger counters and dosimeters donated
by the United States, France, and Canada after the Fukushima I Nuke Plant
accident still sit in a warehouse at Narita International Airport, according
to a Japanese blogger (yougen).
- The blogger says in his/her post (in
Japanese) these Geiger counters and dosimeters are under the jurisdiction
of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. Donations from foreign countries
are handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Distributing the Geiger counters and dosimeters to the
plant workers is done by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
- Distributing the Geiger counters and dosimeters to civilians
is done by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency under the Ministry
of Economy, Trade and Industry.
- This blogger attacks a Representative from Japan Communist
Party because the Representative asked the Ministry of Health and Welfare
why the Ministry hadn't distributed the donated Geiger counters and dosimeters
to the residents in Fukushima. According to the blogger, this Representative
is totally out of the line for asking the "wrong" ministry -
it is METI's NISA in charge of civilians! How dare she asks such a stupid
- I thought that was very strange, but the main point of
his/her post is that the donated radiation measurement devices still sit
in a warehouse.
- Beside the Geiger counters and dosimeters, mountains of
ramen noodles, water bottles, sneakers, blankets, underwear, socks, canned
food, rice, mattresses, soap may be sitting at official distribution centers.
Never mind that there are still many, many people living in shelters with
scant food and water. Bureaucrats do what they gotta do, and that is to
do what they are told to do by the book and nothing else.
- Full story...
- Geiger Counters, Dosimeters from US, France, Canada Still
Sit in Narita Warehouse
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