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2011-03-21

〔★★★ 原発NEWS〕 UCSブリーフィング 日本政府に避難圏の拡大を求める 「またも貴重な時間が失われようとしている」

 UCSのブリーフィングで、ライマン博士はまた、日本政府の住民避難の問題を取り上げ、米政府が50マイル(80キロ)圏避難区域を設定したあともなお「20キロ」圏を維持していることについて、「またも貴重な時間が失われようとしている」として、避難圏域を拡大するよう警告した。

The next issue I wanted to bring up was the issue of evacuation. It was Wednesday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission advised Americans to evacuate within a 50-mile zone of Fukushima. The Japanese are still maintaining their current order, which was evacuation only to about 12 miles, between 12 and about 18, and just shelter in place. They have maintained that even though several days have elapsed since the U.S.'s own order.

Our assessment is that this is a delayed response and the Japanese are squandering the opportunity to be able to initiate an orderly evacuation, especially of sensitive populations, like children and pregnant women, from the site. And we are concerned that they are, again, wasting valuable, precious moments by delaying this evacuation order.

Now, the citizens of Fukushima are unlikely -- they've already evacuated within about, you know, 20 kilometers of the plant. Now, the most severe effects, even in the worst case where there's a core melt and containment failure, those worst effects would still be concentrated probably within that zone or maybe 30 kilometers out, and the potential for what are called acute effects; that would be acute radiation syndrome, which is a severe, near-term illness that could be life-threatening.

So, I believe that the prompt evacuation of the inner zone has reduced that threat, but we believe that the zone of evacuation should be expanded as a further precautionary measure, probably at least to the level where the U.S. has recommended, which is 50 miles or about 80 kilometers.

  ⇒ http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_power/nuclear_power_risk/safety/nuclear-crisis-japan-telepress-transcript-03-20-11.html

Posted by 大沼安史 at 10:11 午前 |

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