Simposium Internasional di Fukushima Menghasilkan Sejumlah Rekomendasi untukPemerintah

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TOKYO, 11 September 2014 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ —

The Nippon Foundation menyelenggarakan International Expert Symposium pada
tanggal 8 dan 9 September 2014 di Fukushima City, Prefektur Fukushima, dengan
tema “Melebihi Risiko Radiasi dan Kesehatan – Mewujudkan Ketahanan dan
Pemulihan.” Event ini mengumpulkan sejumlah pakar dari Jepang dan internasional
untuk bersama-sama membahas efek dari insiden pembangkit listrik tenaga nuklir
di Fukushima Daiichi terhadap kesehatan masyarakat lokal dan untuk membahas
tahap-tahap pemulihan di masa depan.

Fukushima Medical University, pihak yang melaksanakan Survey Manajemen
Kesehatan Fukushima, dan sejumlah organisasi internasional yang hadir pada
Simposium tersebut, termasuk Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia (WHO), setuju kalau
sejauh ini tidak ada efek langsung terhadap kesehatan. Di saat yang bersamaan,
mereka juga menyadari fakta di lapangan kalau penduduk lokal masih cemas
terhadap kemungkinan terpapar radiasi dan, mengingat mereka cukup lama
menghabiskan waktu di tempat pengungsian, sejumlah warga mengalami efek
sekunder bagi kesehatan dan psikologi mereka, seperti obesitas dan depresi.

Simposium ini diselenggarakan oleh Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and
Fukushima Medical University, yang bekerjasama dengan Nagasaki University. Para
pakar dari keempat organisasi internasional — WHO, Komite Ilmiah PBB untuk
Dampak Radiasi Atom (UNSCEAR), Badan Energi Atom Internasional (IAEA), dan
Komisi Internasional untuk Perlindungan Radiologi (ICRP) — turut
berpartisipasi sebagai tim panelis.

Ketua Umum Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, pada pidato pembukaannya,
mengatakan, “Melalui diskusi ilmiah terkait kondisi terakhir Fukushima dalam
berbagai sudut pandang, kami berharap dapat menemukan cara untuk memperkuat
ketahanan dan pemulihan Fukushima.”

Pada tanggal 11 September, Sasakawa, bersama para pakar internasional, bertemu
dengan PM Shinzo Abe di rumah dinasnya guna memberi sejumlah rekomendasi yang
disusun melalui diskusi-diskusi pada event Simposium selama dua hari tersebut.
Rekomendasi tersebut berisi pembentukan prosedur perlindungan radiasi yang
dirancang untuk lingkungan setempat dan hidup individu-individu, serta
pembangunan infrastruktur yang akan memungkinkan para warga lokal untuk
menangani situasi radiologis individual. Rekomendasi tersebut juga menyerukan
para penyedia layanan perawatan kesehatan untuk lebih memperkuat dukungan
mereka dan memperbanyak ketersediaan tenaga perawatan kesehatan demi
meningkatkan pemulihan psikologis dan sosial masyarakat yang terkena dampak
insiden nuklir Fukushima.

Sumber: The Nippon Foundation

Kontak:
Natsuko Tominaga
PR Department
The Nippon Foundation
+81-3-6229-5131
pr@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp


International Symposium in Fukushima Comes Up with Recommendations to Government

TOKYO, Sept. 11 (ANTARA/Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) —

– Proper Health and Mental Support Called for Local Residents –

The Nippon Foundation held an International Expert Symposium on September 8 and 9, 2014, in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, on the theme “Beyond Radiation and Health Risk – Toward Resilience and Recovery,” putting together a group of international and Japanese experts to examine the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident on the health of local residents and to discuss recovery measures in the future.

Fukushima Medical University, which has conducted the Fukushima Health Management Survey, and international organizations present at the Symposium, including World Health Organization (WHO), agreed that no direct health effect from radiation has been seen. At the same time, they recognized the fact that local residents still suffer from lingering anxieties about radiation and, as a result of prolonged life in evacuation, that some suffer from secondary health and mental effects including obesity and depression.

The Symposium was co-organized by Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and Fukushima Medical University with the cooperation of Nagasaki University. Experts from four international organizations – the WHO, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) – participated as panelists.

The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa said in an opening speech, “through scientific discussions on the current state of Fukushima from multiple angles, we hope to identify measures that can strengthen the resilience and recovery of Fukushima.”

On Sept. 11, Sasakawa, along with international experts, met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his official residence to give him a set of recommendations formulated through the discussions at the two-day Symposium. The recommendations include the establishment of radiation protection criteria that possess the flexibility to address local circumstances and individual lives, as well as the creation of an infrastructure that will allow local residents to manage their own situations in accord with their individual radiological situations. The recommendations also requested strengthened support for health care providers and local care providers, and called for a large increase their numbers in order to promote the psychological and social welfare of people affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Source: The Nippon Foundation

Contact:
Natsuko Tominaga
PR Department
The Nippon Foundation
+81-3-6229-5131
pr@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp