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IAEAからのお返事 Reply from IAEA


Here is my letter to IAEA and their reply is at the bottom of this page.
福島原発事故後に出ている甲状腺がんを含めた健康被害と、福島や稼働中の大飯におけるさらなる原発事故の可能性を訴えるため、3歳の息子と欧州に行ってまいりました。IAEAからの独立運動をやっているMichel Fernex博士の素敵なおうちに泊まらせてもらった後(庭に動物がいろいろいて、息子は大喜び!)、オーストリアのIAEA(結局面会は拒否)、UNSCEARと行ってまいりました。
In June, I went to Europe with my 3 year old son to appeal for the already emerging health hazards after Fukushima (including increased thyroid cancer) and possible severe accident at Fukushima and Ohi NPPs.  My boy was excited when we stayed at Dr. Fernex house with lots of animals.  In Austria, I visited IAEA (after all, I was rejected to meet anybody from IAEA) and UNSCEAR commnications officer.
My boy dancing to street music.  He is 3 year old but already very happy to meet foreigners!

帰ってきましたら、なぜか、私のPCが攻撃にあい、今までのブログhttp://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jpが更新できなくなりました。。。 と言い、インターネットカフェに通い、別のサイトhttp://savekidsjapan.wordpress.com/を立ち上げた矢先、いきなり更新可能になりました!

By the way, my PC was attacked by somebody and I could not update my blogs anymore so I established another site, and then I could update this page now.(But my PC is not functioning...)

I sent the open question to IAEA Director General via e-mail and requested to have a meeting with IAEA and I am attaching the Director of Public Information Mr. Gas’s reply below.

At least, Mr. Gas was selecting words in his courtesy and moreover, he actually read what I wanted to say.  In addition,thanks to his information on the update of UNSCEAR, I was able to make an appointment with UNSCEAR person and was able to convey the situation in Japan particulaly focusing on already emerging health hazards. Thank you, Mr. Gas!

It seems like almost everybody’s attention went to UN Human Rights Council Mr. Anand Glover and nobody worked on UNSCEAR, which has more impact on future political decision.

Please do make appeal to UNSCEAR from you as well particularly on health hazards on radiation.  Unless Japanese people make a move, nobody would help.  As I visited the US and Europe this year visiting major conference or meeting major organizations, I strongly feel this way.  As for health hazards, even Mr. Glover’s report does not mention at all including dozens times increased thyroid cancer…

The following are the contacts of UNSCEAR communications officer.  I met Ms. Johan, a very nice Indian woman.  She calmly picked up my scattered materials while I was holding my son, and listened attentively to my talk.  She said that she understood my feeling since she herself had a small child and thanked my coming to report to her.  (I really wish if all the mothers in the world stood up against nuclear power…)

UNSCEARへのメールはこちら (英文でお願いします)
Ms. Jaya Mohan jaya.mohan@unscear.org 
Ms. Anne Thomas anne.thomas@unvienna.org  Ms Regina Rohrbach  regina.rohrbach@univienna.org

Below is the mail from IAEA

Dear Ms.Takenouchi,

Thank you very much for your correspondence, the background introduction and your comments and questions that I have carefully read. I am sorry to hear that you and your son have been unwell.

This are indeed very complex issues that you raise and many of the questions that you pose are of a domestic nature. The Agency, as an intergovernmental organisation would not be appropriate to address them, sometimes simply because they are not in its mandate, which derives from its Member States decisions.

I want nevertheless to inform you that the IAEA is engaged in a broad undertaking to help ensure that the world learns from the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi to so that we can make nuclear energy as safe as humanly possible. We are also giving priority to supporting Japan’s efforts to recover from it.

On our website you will find extensive factual information about the accident and up to date details about the extensive IAEA Action Plan for Nuclear Safety, which was unanimously endorsed by our Member States in September 2011 and has since provided a road map for the IAEA and its Member States to follow. We also continue to work with Member States of the IAEA in preparing a comprehensive report of the accident. This report is planned to be released by the end of 2014.

I would also like to mention that the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) is currently holding its 60th annual meeting in Vienna, where its secretariat is based, and on 31 June will release to the public two reports: the effects of radiation exposure on children, and the radiological impact of events at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan on humans and the environment. It seems to me that this information will be particularly pertinent to your concerns. These reports will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly later in the year, see their press release: http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/pressrels/2013/unisinf475.html

As for your request of meetings, with other pressing commitments, and the limitation of the Agency’s capacity to answer most of your questions, Director General Amano and Deputy Director General Flory will unfortunately not be in the position to offer you an interview.

I still hope that you will find the information I have provided useful and I wish you good luck in your undertakings.

Best regards,
Mr Serge GAS | Director |Division of Public Information | Department of Management | Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria |Follow us on http://www.iaea.org