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Physicians for Social Responsibility has an extensive rebuttal to the UNSCEAR rosy scenario 2014 “report.”

Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR Report “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and tsunami”

There are several contentious issues regarding the IAEA/ FAO foodstuff database. First of all, it only includes measurement data for I-131, Cs-134 and Cs-137 and so the UNSCEAR report only considered these three radionuclides in the assessment of doses from ingestion.58 Other radionuclides, such as Sr-89/90 were not taken into account. Also, no comment is made in the UNSCEAR report regarding the sites where and how the IAEA food samples were collected, raising the suspicion that selective sampling may have taken place.

…The dose assessments of the Fukushima workers cannot be relied upon

The UNSCEAR report lists 24,832 people who were employed on the site of the nuclear catastrophe as plant workers, emergency personnel and clean-up staff. Regarding their radiation exposure, UNSCEAR relies solely on data received from TEPCO itself.67

…The special vulnerability of the embryo to radiation is not taken into account

…Non-cancer diseases and hereditary effects were ignored by UNSCEAR

…Comparisons of nuclear fallout with background radiation are misleading

…UNSCEAR’s interpretations of findings are questionable

…UNSCEAR’s conservative method of calculating lifetime dose, this figure most probably represents a systematic underestimation