Fukushima blamed for Russia’s mistakes…..

This weekend I was reading some Japan Times newspapers (ink and paper versions) at our local library here in Fukushima City. I came across an article about the explosion in Russia (August 2019) which evidently released radiation.

Imagine my surprise when I came across this paragraph of the article:

It seems that Russian officials were brushing aside signs that Cesium-137 (a radioactive isotope) had entered patients’ bodies by saying that the Cesium-137 was due to having eaten Fukushima crabs.

According to this article: https://gizmodo.com/russian-health-officials-blame-fukushima-crabs-for-cesi-1837541107 seven people in the area of the Russian explosion have died. Obviously, something is going on. And how dare they blame it on Fukushima!

The previous article says the quote about Fukushima crabs comes from this Russian newspaper: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/08/22/there-s-no-danger-get-to-work

I was looking at Twitter last week and saw a photo of a badly deformed baby with the caption of “Tokyo Olympics Do you want babies like this?”

I live here in Fukushima and I definitely am not seeing any deformities.

The woman  is anti-nuclear–and she posts a photo of a deformed child and links this to the Tokyo Olympics? (And please note that I am ninety-nine percent sure the baby was not even Japanese. It was just a random photo of a baby with a deformed face.) So she’s implying that if you are pregnant during your two week visit in Tokyo to see the Olympics…your baby will be born deformed? None of that adds up, not at all.

Deformities in babies can be caused by lots of things, but Tokyo has a normal amount of radiation and thus that will not affect one’s pregnancy.

If a person wants to be against nuclear energy, that’s fine and good. But please do not start lies or spread lies.

About kireikireikireiI am a mom.

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