Monday, May 02, 2011

Japan Weather Chief Censored Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Forecasts To 'Prevent Panic in Ordinary People'

The Mainichi daily news is reporting the chief of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Hiroshi Niino aprofessor at the University of Tokyo, is drawing strong criticism from the academic community in Japan for issuing a gag order to censor Fukushima nuclear radiation forecasts from the public. Niino justified the order to withhold the forecasts from the public by saying if “forecasts were announced, it would have carried the risk that ordinary people may panic.” Japan still has over 2,000 radiation forecasts which have not been released to the public. In related developments radiation levels in Japanese fish is still too high to lift the fishing ban and radioactive iodine along with cesium have been detected in deep seawater for the first time.'


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