Two years after Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, employers and community members are increasingly violating human rights of people poisoned by the catastrophe's radiation, according to the Guardian on Saturday.
"Most unmentionable of all, cases of discrimination against people from Fukushima are arising within Japanese society," the Guardian reports.
"Social stigma attached to victims of radiation goes back to the aftermath of the wartime atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when men could not find work and women were unable to marry due to fears they were 'tainted'. While the ignorance that remains is far from universal, it is highly insidious."
The core of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is all people have a right to be treated equally.
"Tales exist of people from Fukushima being barred from giving blood, having their car windows smashed or being asked to provide a medical certificate of their caesium levels on job applications," according to the Guardian.
Article 1 of the Declaration of Human Rights says, "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
In 2011, a massive earthquake caused several Japan's Fukushima nuclear facilities to blow. The catastrophe was one one of the worst of nuclear events in history.
Atomic divorce, a Fukushima mental injury impact
The socio-economic impact of the mental injuries resultant of the catastrophic event has also resulted in what has been termed "atomic divorce."
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, another the new phenomenon of atomic divorce is on the rise.
"The stress on family life for all two million people across Fukushima has been immense. Marital discord has become so widespread that the phenomenon of couples breaking up has a name: genpatsu rikon or 'atomic divorce'."
Although people are mentally injured by the catastrophe, this does not mean they are necessarily "mentally ill," as nuclear energy expert Arnie Gundersen discussed this weekend, assuring the Japanese people that they are physically injured, despite what government is saying.
Gundersen is receiving information directly from Japanese people about widespread infant deformities and miscarriages, attributed to mental illness.
Human Rights news reporter Deborah Dupré is author of "Vampire of Macondo, Life, crimes and curses in south Louisiana that Powerful Forces Don't want you to know," 450 pages packed with censored stories about the BP-wrecked Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico that continues causing hidden catastrophic human and environmental devastation.