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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:27 AM
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Fukushima residents suffer discrimination at refugee shelters
http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/fuku...

Japanese residents who fled the vicinity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are being rejected by shelters and evacuation centers for fear they may be radioactive and contaminate others. These displaced people had to leave their homes, their farms, their animals, because of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant number 1 now will require an official certificate proving they are not contaminated in order to have shelters accept them, as they are expected to accommodate all the homeless.

Each building which houses homeless is equipped with radiation detection equipment at its entrance and serve as a checkpoint for people entering the shelters. Japanese experts have stated that Fukushima evacuees are not a threat to others. Kosuke Yamagishi of the medical department of the prefecture of Fukushima stated that ordinary people from the area are not dangerous unless they are employees of the Daiichi plant. He added that people were fearful, and that this fear was leading to discrimination against Fukushima residents.

An eight-year old child who lived 20 kms. from the nuclear site was refused entry into a Fukushima hospital as she had no non-radioactivity certification; her father told Japan's Mainichi newspaper that he was shocked that their appointment at the hospital had been cancelled.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:29 AM
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1. Sadly, you could see this coming.

I just hope this doesn't create a SARS-like Asiaphobia.



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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:50 AM
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2. Man to man is so unjust
Yah don't know who to trust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC6UIW1F5Vc

This is frightening!!!
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