Monday, November 26, 2012 1:48 am
UN envoy: Japan should do more for nuke victims
The Associated Press
Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, said Monday that Japan has over-emphasized optimistic views of radiation risks and conducted limited health checks after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant caused by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Many plant workers on short-term contracts have no access to permanent health check.
Grover wrapped up his 11-day survey in Fukushima and other areas. He also cited residents' complaints about the lack of access to their own health-check results.
Japan's government has been criticized for coverups and delays in disclosing key radiation information, causing deep-rooted public distrust.