«The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»


16 - January - 2016
Honouring the Life and Work of Chiyo Nohara - ISIS - Susie Greaves

Chiyo Nohara, who died aged 60, was member of the research team that published the first scientific evidence of harm to a living organism from radioactive contamination due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

30 - October - 2015
Chiyo Nohara

Chiyo Nohara, member of a research team studying the effects of radioactivity on butterflies in the Fukushima area, died at Okinawa, Japan, on 28 October 2015 after a long illness. Ms Nohara’s presentation of her group’s work was a remarkable feature of the Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Radioactivity organised by IndependentWHO in Geneva on 29 November 2014. IndependentWHO sent a message of condolences to her colleagues at the University of the Ryukus, Okinawa.

18 - March - 2015
2013 UNSCEAR Report on Fukushima: a critical appraisal

In August 2014, Dr Keith Baverstock published a critical evaluation of UNSCEAR’s 2013 report on the Fukushima disaster. Dr Baverstock, a graduate of London University, led the Radiation Protection Programme at the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe from 1991 to 2003. From 1998 to 2002 he set-up a dedicated project office in Helsinki for nuclear emergencies and public health and in 2002 he transferred to the WHO’s European Centre for Environment and Health located in Bonn where he was the Regional Advisor for Radiation and Public Health. In 2001 he was a member of a UN mission charged  [ Read More ]

10 - February - 2015
Tokyo Contaminated & Not Fit for Habitation, Doctor Says

All 23 districts of Tokyo contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, worse than at Chernobyl after the accident, and blood cells of children under ten are showing worrying changes; the WHO, the IAEA & the Japanese government cannot be trusted.

10 - June - 2014

On June 6th, 2014, physicians from 19 affiliates of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) published a critical analysis of the report on the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident that was published by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). ♦ On April 2nd, 2014, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published its complete report “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami”. The report draws mainly on data from the nuclear industry’s publications  [ Read More ]

21 - March - 2014
The Vigil is held in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters. It has been maintained every working day since the 26th April 2007 to remind this United Nations body of its duties as defined in its constitution. A victim of Fukushima outside WHO

  Naoto Matsumura, a Japanese peasant from the contaminated area around Fukushima and a victim of the disaster, wanted to come and stand outside the WHO headquarters this Wednesday, March 19 2014, to express his anger and dismay. In fact, having abandoned the victims of Chernobyl to their fate, the World Health Organization, which conceals the

5 - February - 2014
The crime of Chernobyl, a model for Fukushima

For a quarter of a century a systematic crime against humanity has been perpetrated by people in senior positions at the heart of Europe. The people living in Western Europe, so advanced technologically, remain indifferent and largely disinformed. In order to preserve the consensus around the military and civilian nuclear industry, the nuclear lobby and the official medical establishment have, for the past 26 years, knowingly condemned millions of human guinea pigs to an experiment on their bodies with new diseases in the vast laboratory provided by the territories contaminated by Chernobyl. Children are being treated like laboratory animals, under  [ Read More ]

10 - December - 2013
Chris Busby

A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week (1) in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics. Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention – the growth of children suffering from the condition is affected if they are left untreated. All babies born in California are monitored at  [ Read More ]

22 - June - 2013
Anand Grover United Nations

On May 27, Anand Grover, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council, released a report on his November 2012 mission to Fukushima. The UN Council did their job – to protect – or at least clearly expressed their intention to do so. This article outlines the main conclusions of Grover’s sharply critical report. In his report, Grover describes the extent of the disaster : “The amount of radioactive cesium (137C) released due to the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant is estimated to be 168 times higher than that released by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. According  [ Read More ]

28 - March - 2013
Violations of the right to health in Fukushima

Japanese citizen associations have been reporting violations of the right to health of populations in Fukushima since the first months of the accident. Meanwhile WHO continues to minimize health risks, despite reports from independent scientists, health professionals and citizen groups of high levels of contamination, inadequate radioprotection and early signs of very serious health problems. The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, has issued a strong statement (1) following his visit to the stricken area.