“Astonishing”: Thyroid abnormalities found in Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by gov’t — Officials ordered doctors to stop examining patients

Published: November 8th, 2012 at 3:34 pm ET


Title: White Paper: Fukushima Health Survey Occupies Medical & Legal Conundrum
Source: SimplyInfo
Date: November 8th, 2012

[…] Dr. Suzuki who has been running the Health Survey along with Dr. Yamashita […] claimed it is unlikely thyroid cancer rates would rise and that the results found so far where over 43% of children had abnormalities were “ordinary”. […]

Source: Ian Thomas Ash

These statements by Suzuki defy the evidence. Over 43% of the children with abnormalities is quite different from the 1.6% or less of children in the Nagasaki study. Suzuki has also held the opinion that thyroid cancers won’t show up for 4 or more years citing Chernobyl. This conflicts with Suzuki’s claim that is it unlikely cancer rates would rise. Further evidence shows thyroid damage was actually occurring right after Chernobyl, it just took years for studies to actually be done. […]

While the Health Survey claims everything is fine in Fukushima, parents are documenting quite a different reality. Ian Thomas Ash has been producing a serial documentary series on life after the Fukushima disaster. In his most recent filming he has been interviewing parents in Fukushima City and Date City. What he found is astonishing. Children with considerable thyroid abnormalities, some were declared “ok” by the Health Survey only to find out otherwise when they obtained a second opinion from a doctor. That is for those lucky enough to obtain a second opinion, some were denied treatment by doctors after the central government ordered them to stop examining patients for thyroid disorders. […]

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Published: November 8th, 2012 at 3:34 pm ET


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70 comments to “Astonishing”: Thyroid abnormalities found in Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by gov’t — Officials ordered doctors to stop examining patients

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Tasmanian devils in australia are now an endangered species on the way to extinction from unknown cancer growths on their face article recently posted. GEE I wonder if it has anything to do with the toxic and radioactive uranium mines and destructive contamination to the water supply from tailings. If only we could get them to stop mining and exporting uranium they would run out of fuel for the nuclear plants, bombs and this completely insane industry. We are killing the planet more and more every day. Will the madness ever stop. There is already millions of tons and hundreds of thousands of years of high radioactive waste that they still don't have a clue on how to deal with. At this pace humanity is on track for extinction a few hundred years – that is if unit 4 doesn't collapse first. Been a helluva ride – sad for the next generation to have to deal with this mess. Who knows mabey they will invent a time machine (thats why my name on here is timemachine 2020) in the near future and send someone back to explain to Einstein the real consequences of splitting atoms would be. He was soo right when he said the following when he first realized what he had discovered, and I quote "THIS SHOULD NEVER BE USED".

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Talking about blatantly off-topic ?

    • Donna

      Tasmanian Devils had this disease for a long time (I heard about it in 2010 already). Not that nuclear is good, just saying … we should probably not rush into attributing everything to Fukushima

      • richard richard

        Maralinga nuclear bomb testing was in the central desert on the 1950-60s.

        Waste and unserviced apparatus most likely still litter the vast area.


        Sydney Dust Storms 2009, from the central desert to the east coast.


        If uranium coated dust storms reach Sydney. And given the 50 years since the testing, most of the east coast of Oz and Tassie are contaminated to some degree.

        For it to specifically bring down one species though, well, I'm not so sure. It's probably affecting everything. all imo.

        • Donna

          Yes, that could be a cause. But i remember the disease in question being described as an infectious cancer-like disease. They apparently get infected when one healthy animal touches food that was touched before by a sick animal.

          • Jebus Jebus

            Sorry for adding to the off topic digress, but a point to be made here is that it is a very simple process to research anything and be generally educated on a subject, rather than speculate or dismiss. Even leukemia or H***P

            Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD)

            Disease diagnostics




            IMHO, It takes minutes to learn…

            • richard richard

              Thanks Jebus. You're right of course, there is the specific disease and name.

              I was speculating. Similar to speculation on radiation and uranium effects on possibly causing cancer.

              Although the ailment or dis-ease has a symptom with a name, it's real cause is an unknown.

              Australia has been exposed to radiation debris. Whether there is a relationship is open to debate, as is human cancer.

              Besides, it was an opportunity to be reminded of the Maralinga 'tests' and the possible effects on Oz.

              Having just covered the tassie devil, I could also mention that thyroid surgery is a commonish thing here in Oz.

              I mean no disrespect to the victims, but I note the necklace scars regularly. I don't what it's like in other parts of the world. Again, I may be wrong on the causes of the necklace scars, but it is around.

              And again, without meaning offense to the victims, I've noticed the people can be rather hyper, almost continuously. I'm speaking from many experiences over the years with meeting the affected people of Australia. I'm trying to help get to the cause of these dis-eases and mean nothing derogatory.

              • Jebus Jebus

                Oh, I completely agree with you richard, they have found the critters with the symptoms, mapped the genome of the tumors, agree on how it's spread, biting, (i'm not so sure), and gave the disease a name. Curious that they do not have a root cause yet. (is it a virus mutated or a tas devil gene mutated?). Why did it mutate? Radiation is suspect in my mind. Sadly, the creatures will probably be decimated before the truth ever rises to the surface. Sad, another creature, another link in the chain, will be gone…

  • Just the looks on those mother's faces says it all for me.

    "…parents are documenting quite a different reality."

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Fukushima, and beyond. Far beyond.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Japanese fascism hard at work, spending the taxpayers money to deny the taxpayers their proper justice.

    • kalidances

      Don't worry I'm sure Obama is sorting through his list of: "No one told me" (except Wyden) and "I had no idea that the Japanese were lying to us"(except that people have been turning in petitions asking him for help with the Japanese government)

      Just wait until some rich politicians kid gets sick from Fukushima radiation in America. The crap is going to seriously fly.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        @kalidances, chances he hasn't even been made aware of the petitions, just round figures on pubic sentiment. This is why mass marches at the Washington Memorial tend to get a president's attention, but they are, of course, harder to organize. But, the letters still had some effect and espeically on local officials. These mothers have found the road through the maze to public recognition on behalf of their children.

          • Radio VicFromOregon

            What i am saying is that contrary to television versions of the presidency, the layers of people that field every shred of information, analyze it, then repackage it for the President decide what information he needs or doesn't. Someone has to shift through the vast amounts. Presidents, if they are good ones, will ignore the details and let their underlings deal with that as per their expertise. Presidents should be out talking the big picture. But, Americans think the Prez gets all the little details of all the things that effect us – thus the obligatory flyover of natural disasters with the photo opportunity hug of a victim reading Prez comforts citizen and feels their pain. But, in reality, there are far too many details for any one person to take in. If you haven't worked in administration, it can be hard to conceive of how far from the actual operations a person can get. Obama gets summaries, not details. That's why lobbyists try so very hard to get the attention of the aides, not of the President. It is the aides that we need to understand the issues. If they do, then Obama has a greater chance of hearing the details. Wyden did not get a meeting with Obama. He made a report to his committee and set a letter to the President. Small potatoes but about the amount of access to the President that representatives get. We sorely need to change the system, redefine the top jobs, become more active in communicating ourselves and our concerns.

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Hi kalidances

            Quote: Vic Ron Wyden is a Senator. Obama knows



            They all know, and I am guessing from day one. Find out who left during that time and to where.

        • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

          Obama knows because we pay for CTBO $11,612,255 assessed for 2012 alone, and Wyden knew because as a Senator, he has information that CTBO collected, and after our little government meeting post Fukushima, CTBO stopped giving us public peons that information.

          Not just one man covering this up.. plenty are.. This is the power of the Industry.


          • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

            Budget cut anybody?

          • Radio VicFromOregon

            Obama will likely not see but few of the line items in a proposed budget. That is for the Congressional and White House accountants. As long as people believe that Presidents actually have this level of awareness and detail on any given issue that isn't thought to be a national security threat, they will continue to scratch their heads in frustration as to the solutions put forth by that office. It's called getting the President's attention. How does one do it? It's also referred to as the President failing to focus, if he gets too deeply into the details of too many issues at once. Change is always done on the local level first, by people agitating, then their representatives agitating, then their State agitating, then finally the Feds agitating, and maybe, just maybe then the President agitating. To end nuclear power, the last person we should be concerned with is the President. He's last in line to bring about change by the very nature and restrictions of his position, not first. He can do a few things like go to war that have tremendous impact, but, beyond that, any Executive Orders can be overturned. They must already be popular to be sustained.

            • Radio VicFromOregon

              Sorry, we should take this – how government works or doesn't – debate to the off topic area at some point perhaps. But, the article, which we seem to be overlooking, is about the power that these mothers have created for themselves forcing open a very closed political system through shear determination, patience, respectful action, and a refusal to go away and accept defeat. The issue of their children's health is too important for them to fail so they will never quit. They will, in the end, be successful. All movements that reached as far as these mothers have has historically brought some change and this movement is not even at its nadir.

            • Maggie123

              VicFromOregon – I'll shift a brief reply on this to off-topic in case people want to pursue it further. You make very helpful observations on presidential attention!!

              • Radio VicFromOregon

                Oh, thx Maggie123 for doing that. I think i finally got there after decades of wondering why and started doing a little investigating into the process. It can be so frustrating.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Actually, though the congress passes legislation, both Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama add signing statements which haven't been overturned.

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            "…and after our little government meeting post Fukushima, CTBO stopped giving us public peons that information…"

            This was always CTBTO's policy. Keeping actual measurements 'secret' from peons was one of the concessions they made to get the big nuclear powers and various dictators to sign on.

            For that reason alone, I'm angry about the $20M the U.S. has contributed so far and object to another dime of funding for the CTBTO.

            All future funding from the U.S. should be contingent on any and all U.S.-originated monitoring data to be made available real-time – or as soon as available – to the public. As soon as that condition is satisfied, the U.S. should re-direct ALL monitoring funding currently going to the EPA to go to the far-more advanced CTBTO monitoring equipment.

            They can donate the current RadNet junk and its worthless database to some rural junior high schools. While they're at it, ban Environmental Dimensions Inc. and Patricia Bradshaw from every getting another dime from the U.S. taxpayers.

            • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

              @pavewayiii clap clap applause… but we had one last hold out, that was giving us the ctbto info, ZAMG.

              Then they got bullied, and we lost our xenon cloud coverage trajectory.

    • Unknown Unknown

      The media is just as guilty as the government. They have failed to put sufficient pressure on this issue. Media attention should have informed the public of the serious risks instead of downplaying them. Governments have always seen their citizens as soldiers who are expected to sacrifice everything at a moment’s notice, but the media was there to question those orders. Now we have millionaire news anchors wearing thousands of dollars in jewelry spouting their childlike views on topics they knew nothing about 30 minutes earlier.
      We are all idiots for even thinking that discussion can make change when all the traditional tools of change are powered by money and have little to do with the needs of individuals. No matter how heartbreaking the health concerns of these people become, they will never rate more than 3 minutes in a watered down story on a major media outlet.
      We need to do our best to promote sources of unbiased information on all topics, such as this site. I suggest starting with those close to you, your family, friends, and community. Use the tools available; word of mouth, social media, stencils, graffiti, stickers, QR codes, etc. Even if we meet with indifference from others on the topic, we will have succeeded in planting the seed in their minds. We must become the new media.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    Sorry, my post is slightly off this very sad and important topic. My heartfelt sorrow. Immense sorrow.

    Nov 15th deadline for comments. Please consider sending yours. Strength in numbers. Thx.


      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Forget it, Vic. The original Waste Confidence Decision and Rules were vacated in federal court because the NRC tried to skirt or exempt the industry from from proper NEPA environmental impact studies – this was in 1984. The NRC's current 'revision' efforts (and the token public meeting for comments) is a sham. Nothing any peon citizen says will sway the NRC's efforts to railroad through licenses for new reactors and storage facilities.

        The Dakota Mdewakanton people ("Souix" is a racial slur) in Prarie Island, MN challenged the NRC's NEMA compliance in 1984. Since the ethnic cleansing, series of reinternments and cultural genocide have decimated their population, they tend to be a little protective of their children and their current postage-stamp size concentration camp lands next to the Prarie Island NPP. They have a lot of money for good lawyers to challenge whatever the NRC coughs up this time, and there's plenty of human rights lawyers eager to join in as well.

        The NRC's 'public input' charade and claims of NEPA compliance are becoming both tiresome and irritating to federal judges.

        • richard richard

          hi PavewayIII. Thanks for the reminder of the token gestures of the NRC (and other 'gov depts', imo).

          And also highlighting another indigenous group being bullied by fascist organisations, it's the same pattern the whole world round.

          The nukers seem to think they are a cut above everyone else. And due to the money and politics and corruption and power, they are able to maintain that position (and they do it very arrogantly as well).

          I know I repeat myself, but we are up against an industry of kazillions of dollars, of propoganda entrench in schools, universtities and even disney films. They hold their finger on the bomb, just to top it all off.

          So yes, something a lot more potent then petitions are required in order to get any change in this lifetime. Or before disaster strikes again.

          You guys in the usa are the ones with 100+ NPPs. I'm in a country of none. I'll do what I can to stop uranium mining though.. but we need more people on the street in the usa.

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            I just detest the NRC tricking honest people into believing they have *any* real input to the regulatory process. Making them 'go through the motions' will stop most public whining long enough to do whatever the NRC lackeys were ordered to do by their industry masters.

            Which puts this back on topic: tricking concerned Fukushima parents into a bogus exam after hiding incredible I-131 levels is criminal. Mengele-san and Mengele-san Jr. have taken this to a whole different level by dismissing large nodules and cysts with "Nothing to worry about – come back in 2-3 years". That's denial of care by proxy. Ordering other physicians outside the Medical University of Death to refuse second-opinion examinations is irresponsible beyond all comprehension. It is equivalent to experimentation on children without informed consent of the victims' parents.

            For U.S. audiences: Mengele-san's cutoff for doing nothing is if all nodules are each smaller than about the size of half of a small green pea. The cutoff for cysts is that none of them are larger than a U.S. nickel-sized lump.

        • Radio VicFromOregon

          No, i don't agree that it is wasted effort. It gets recorded. That is the point. It gets filed somewhere. Social change and justice work is slow and arduous. What i do today is not for me or you. It is for three generations from now, maybe only two. That is how it works. That is how it has come to be that we can even have this conversation. We stand on the shoulders of the work of activists who took a stand regardless of how long the pay off would be years ago. Deep cultural change that must address root causes and root institutions is often cumulative, and not avalanchel. We will never accomplish our goals by focusing on the failures and unresponsiveness of the system and then saying "why bother", we missed the "real deadline". There is always another deadline. We can create our own deadline and send in a thousand comments right here from enenews blogging the second Tuesday of the following week for that matter. Deadlines are the obligation of the agency in question to accept comments. But, in activism work, you keep trying up until the deadline, then right on beyond it.

          • richard richard

            Well you are right there Vic.. the noise does need to be maintained. Like a fly buzzing at their ear, always pester and never relent 😉

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            "…Social change and justice work is slow and arduous…"

            Use the right tool for the job. The NRC has been immune to nagging for – well, forever. On the other hand, they sort of have to listen to the courts.

            A small American Indian tribe in Minnesota has put into motion a series of legal events that have halted the NRC's ability to license NPPs or storage facilities for over a year, and discouraged Prarie Island NPP from future plans uprating their junky reactors.

            The Mdewakaton have saved far more lives with their lawyers than they ever would have by nagging the uninterested NRC to stop or nagging uninterested people to be interested.

            Would using *more* telemarketing help sell more aluminum siding today? Will double the number of credit card offers in the mail sell more credit cards? There's a point of diminishing returns, even for cheap and easy marketing.

            You're confusing mere action with effect. Ineffective action is wasted effort. If the action is personally rewarding in some way, then go for it. I don't have that luxury of time.

  • Shammalammadingdong

    Is it still abnormal if most of them have it?

    /devil's advocate

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      nope, and above normal background radiation figures are of the same need for the devil's advocate 🙂

      the "normal" figure just keeps changing.. upward, I have yet to notice a downward adjustment.

      sometimes science can be so self serving..

      • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

        Agreed…That is exactly why *they can say with a straight face that the abnormalities are not from Fukushima. The new normal background levels are so high from not 3 or 4 but 14 reactors in severe condition in march… We see how they are dealing with..or rather are not able to deal with the 4 Diachi Reactors…we know they are not doing any better with the other 10…14 reactors spewing radiation….add the burning of radioactive *waste..as Busby said…is to make sure that there is no *clean area to compare to. They also never include internal contamination or bio-accumulation.

        "According to the literature thyroid nodules are quite rare in the first two decades of life. However, there are some exceptions, relating to areas with an iodine deficiency or affected by radioactive fallout, where the risk of nodules and carcinomas is increased."

        "Therefore, it is a great challenge for the physician to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions preoperatively, and not only in these areas of greater risk. A careful work-up, comprising the patient’s history, clinical examination, laboratory tests, thyroid ultrasound, scintigraphy, fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and molecular studies, is mandatory to improve the preoperative diagnosis."

        • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

          Thyroid nodules are uncommon in children before puberty (1.5% or less) (Kirkland et al. 1973, Rallison et al. 1975, Scott & Crawford 1976, Yip et al. 1994, Millman & Pellitteri 1997). Any nodule discovered in such an age group should therefore be viewed with suspicion and the diagnostic approach should be more aggressive in children than in adults (Scott & Crawford 1976, Silverman et al. 1979, Ridgway 1991) because they are more often malignant than in adults (Belfiore et al. 1989).

          There was a significant increase in the number of thyroid nodules in children in the 1950s, apparently as a result of previous irradiation of the head, neck and upper thorax used as a form of therapy for childhood conditions such as acne, enlarged tonsils and hemangiomas (Duffy & Fitzgerald 1950, Hempelmann 1968, De Groot & Paloyan 1973, Refetoff et al. 1975, Favus et al. 1976). After radiation ceased to be used for the treatment of these conditions the peak of thyroid carcinomas, which occurred between 1954 and 1960, declined by half (White & Smith 1986).

          An internal uptake of radioiodine 131 occurred in the Ukraine, Belarussian and neighboring regions, including Poland, following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 (Williams 1996). Iodine-deficient subjects in Poland, particularly children who, being at a very dynamic stage of development, were extremely sensitive to this exposure. The children in Belarus responded earlier to this exposure


          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            Please repost your link if its not gigantic, MH. It was truncated for some reason in your post.

            I was going to add that Fuku U's dubious 'Health Survey' from FY2011 found 186 kids with >5mm nodules or >20mm cysts. Only 18 of them were called back for further study. 13,459 children had nodules/cysts smaller than those limits.

            Fiscal years in Japan are late by a quarter, so FY2011 is actually April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.

            FY2012 was only half-way over at the end of this September. At that point, Mengele-san's Health Survey only reported test numbers as of Aug. 24th:

            Small nodules/cysts: 13,459 (FY2011) 18,199 (1st half FY2012)

            Big nodules/cysts: 186 (FY2011) 239 (1st half FY2012)

            Of the 186 'big n/c' children in 2011, only 38 were actually examined a second time. Only 14 of those had a biopsy. One case of cancer detected.

            No results of secondary visits yet for FY2012.

            • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

              Full link here: http://erc.endocrinology-journals.org/content/13/2/427.full

              I have sent an e-mail to Dr. Helen Caldicott contact info. In essence I ask that she name & shame these men. And let these mothers know that they are correct to seek medical care for their children.

              She will be in Japan this month, so I am hoping there is a chance that she can address it while there. http://www.helencaldicott.com/

              • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

                Objectives of FRCSR include issues which are problems not necessarily limited to Japan. These include the following: encouraging any medical institution or medical care provider, not limited to medical institutions in prefectures around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, to recognize the necessity for understanding of symptoms of radiation contamination; and having those in any medical field to incorporate a new point of view, such as radiation contamination, into medical care. We believe that these issues constitute part of essential global awareness of all major nuclear incidents impacting health to include: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and now, Fukushima.

                Our hope is to keep moving forward, even if it might be a single step at a time, not only for many people who have understood activities of FRCSR and reported their symptoms, but also those suffering from radiation exposure all over the world.

              • Sickputer

                Sorry for the dupe MH… My phone browser had not refreshed this page. My link is to the PDF which may not have been your source.

  • or-well

    What are children guilty of
    in the arena of conscious intent
    that harms so many others?
    The most they can do is cry for their mothers.
    By what THEY never did or planned
    is by what they have been damned
    to suffer the pain of vices, decisions,
    self-serving actions, artificial divisions.
    When all that kids are is the future in total
    are they to be sacrificial – or sacerdotal?
    Are they food for the beast or are they holy,
    so recently by God, or in Halls Akashic.
    I don't care what your faith is, if any,
    to bring harm to children is evil and tragic,
    to harm them willingly unbelievable.
    If there's anything worth fighting for
    by all that is human we must restore
    sanity and end this nuclear calamity.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Folks,
    'That is for those lucky enough to obtain a second opinion, some were denied treatment by doctors after the central government ordered them to stop examining patients for thyroid disorders.'
    Pay close attention. It's a new day in healthcare.
    As always, thank you Admin.
    Keep reading, posting and sharing ENENews! Generating worldwide change, 24/7!

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      andagi, i believe that order will come back to haunt them, perhaps even shame them.

      • andagi andagi

        Dear Vick From Oregon,
        Yes, haunt them and shame their families eternally for the death of thousands of children's dreams.
        Still no EKG's …ugh!!!
        What a bamboozle…
        Take good care.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    …. They (Suzuki/Yamashita) are kind of right. It is normal for the children from communities worst affected by Fukushima fallout to have a high rate of thyroid abnormalities. 43% is perfectly normal and acceptable. Apparently. Don't worry about it.
    So that normal can apply the the rest of the country, or the entire world, surely.

  • DrSpindrift

    It is shameful for international members of the medical profession to witness such dissimulation from Japanese colleagues.

    There is no doubt that there will be an excess of radiation-induced thyroid cancers in the radioiodine exposed children in Japan – the first has already appeared, surprisingly early: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120913b7.html

    Attempts to suggest that this first cancer was unrelated to the nuclear accident are shameful. The latency of thyroid tumours will depend on radiation dose absorbed by the child and chance. We do not yet know how many more cancers of the thyroid there will be and when they will occur, but we do know that there could have been fewer if the Japanese Government had shown proper leadership in organising effective iodine distribution in a timely manner.

    Thyroid cancer in children is often (but not always) treatable, but the treatment is nasty and leads to long term adverse health effects and shortens young lives. Do not believe this is a trivial health issue, whatever you read.

    There are two important reasons to monitor these radioiodine exposed children carefully – firstly to guard their health and to treat promptly, and secondly to help plan for the next nuclear accident, which is, unfortunately, inevitable.

    The Government's and the local medical professionals' attempts to play down the issue convince no-one.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    DrSpindrift 1000+ to you. Spot on. Such entrenched attitudes and immoral practices as these professionals still hold to are being challenged in many quarters simultaneously. It will take time. I think that we are still dealing with carryovers from WWII and the many secret medical practices allowed in Germany, America and Japan in the names of national security and national economy. There is ignorance of the effects of radiation, true, but, there are still deep currents of medicine's and science's complicity when it comes to energy or weapons generation and the effects on local populations.

    And, your insight is worth repeating –

    "There are two important reasons to monitor these radioiodine exposed children carefully – firstly to guard their health and to treat promptly, and secondly to help plan for the next nuclear accident, which is, unfortunately, inevitable".

  • RememberThis RememberThis


    Drag these sons of bitches out of their cozy niches and make them walk the walk inside one of the broken reactors…..without protection.

  • arclight arclight

    This link is about the children of fukushima.. in their own words. it has a play by 3 japanese girls concerning the harrowing situation many local children are finding themselves in.. watch the play the whole way through.. stunning.. and then at the bottom is the link to a petition for the families of fukushima.. please sign it.. its no joke.. no conspiracy theory.. its fact.. and its a horrible fact..

    the residents need help from the international community.. its up to us!

    Fukushima high school students launch nuclear study group -THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
    November 09, 2012

    By AYAKO NAKADA/ Staff Writer


    Two high school girls from Fukushima Prefecture are to launch a peace discussion forum, inspired by the success of a similar long-running nuclear study group run by students elsewhere in Japan.

    Later this month, Sayako Ogata and Saki Nezu, both second-year high school students, plan to invite fellow students to a screening of “Hoshasen o Abita X-nen-go” (X years after radiation exposure), a documentary about fishermen exposed to radiation from a U.S. hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1954.


    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Great! Nothing like confusing kids by showing them an isolated case of massive, one-time acute alpha exposure on a handful of adults 65 years ago and the subsequent death-watch 'studies' by ancient medical techniques.

      Studying the children of Gomel in Belarus might be a tad bit more relevant, but Mengele-san was one of the thyroid doctors sent there to do examinations. Why? Well, the Belarus Government in Minsk didn't want to start paying for all that medical treatment – it's expensive!

      Even more relevant would be the subsequent deaths from thyroid cancer among those children that Mengele-san under- or mis-diagnosed. But Belarus and Mengele-san never kept the children's names, so they can both deny any subsequent responsibility.

      Sayako Ogata and Saki Nezu could make careers out of finding the number of children buried (and yet to be buried) in Gomel because of Yamashita. Maybe they can start a similar project in Fukushima counting how many children will never make it to high school. I suggest the title "Yamashita's Ghost-Children".

  • arclight arclight

    UC San Francisco Researchers: “Chernobyl cleanup workers had significantly increased risk of leukemia”

    UC San Francisco Researchers: "Chernobyl cleanup workers had significantly increased risk of leukemia"

    even with the cumulative radiation exposure of less than 100 millisieverts, as Nikkei reports (quoting Kyodo), supposedly from the paper published on November 8, 2012 in the journal Environmental Health Perspective. (I haven't found the paper yet.)

    Here's from Eurekaalert.org (11/8/2012; emphasis is mine), UCSF Press Release:
    Chernobyl cleanup workers had significantly increased risk of leukemia
    Findings may help estimate cancer risk from low-dose exposures like CT scans

    A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia. The results may help scientists better define cancer risk associated with low doses of radiation from medical diagnostic radiation procedures such as computed tomography scans and other sources.


  • WindorSolarPlease

    It started out as Doctors were the medical people, after all they did graduate medical school.

    Then the insurance thought they were the medical people, because they hold the money.

    Now the government officials think they are the medical people, that tells the Doctors what they can and cannot do.

  • Sickputer

    Why are the Fukushima children such expendable pawns?

    Probably because the nucleocrats feel pretty safe in Japan knowing they have the power of armed police since they were ordered to acquire weapons by MacArthur in 1946 as part of the initial occupation regime.

    No swords, no guns for the populace updated and strengthened in the 1995 Japan Gun Law.

    Makes for a very safe country.

    Yes, the Nippon Nucleocrats must feel pretty safe to do as they please. Clumsy liars though.

    Oh but wait…didn't something happen in Tunisia? The country that had the lowest gun ownership rate in the world.

    Like the birth of the Arab Spring? They overthrew a brutal dictator.

    I guess an armed populace isn't as important as the will of a subjugated public. The Diet better work hard to ensure full employment to help keep the unarmed natives under control. Karma is a real bitch.

  • ML

    Arnie Gunderson had hoped that doctors in Japan would accurately describe the health effects observed at Fukushima for the next 20 years, but worried that the government would obstruct that effort. Quite right, Arnie.
    This is from 8:40 to 10:00 minutes on this YouTube video:

    So if governments of the world are letting this be one big human [inhumane] experiment, shouldn't they be collecting objective information?
    But breaking the nuclear priesthood code is a big dilemma.
    Did anyone catch this good editorial right after Fukushima? http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2011-03-30/article/37573?headline=Deconstructing-America-s-Nuclear-Cult–By-Bob-Burnett
    The internet is the means to spread the truth.

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Indeed the tests & studies are being done on the unsuspecting worldwide. Even if your family doctor or specialist does not suspect radiation, GMOs or the extensive list of contaminants worldwide… those to whom the statistics are sent to, do know. And they use that info to add to their extensive databases. Then it is used to learn how to protect themselves & to refine their weapons.

      Yes we are the media & the Internet is the means to spread knowledge & truth. Thanks for the link.

    • +1

      "The US has accepted these problems because we’ve been indoctrinated by a cult that’s facilitated our atomic energy addiction. America’s nuclear cult is ruled by what Admiral Hyman Rickover once called “the nuclear priesthood”."

      "A cult is a group that engages in “coercive persuasion” and for 65 years that’s been true of the US atomic energy establishment."
      – Bob Burnett

  • lickerface lickerface

    Well, maybe this thyroid problem is spreading around. I just read this headline about "Dancing With The Stars" host Brooke Burke needing a thyroidectomy: http://gantdaily.com/2012/11/08/show-host-brooke-burke-undergoes-thyroidectomy/

    ..and NO, I don't have time or will to watch that show, but I thought this was relevant. I wonder how many other people will develop thyroid cancer from this disaster. I'm assuming Brooke Burke was spending most of her time in Los Angeles, where there was more concern of radiation fallout than anywhere else (in the USA). Let's keep a close eye on these thyroid cancers in the news.

  • or-well

    Old news? Soon replaced. Still…
    Ghost Children of Yamashita

    The Ghost Children of Yamashita
    (he of nightmare medical theater,
    awarded and so professorial,
    Nuclear Temple prostitutorial)
    haunt Prefecture Fukushima.

    Dead by medical practise unsound,
    by tsunami of cover-up drowned,
    by lies and neglect they are bound
    to that contaminated ground.

    They call to their Mothers and Fathers,
    to their siblings and their cousins,
    to all the rest of Japan
    and to people in every land.

    "Let our fate to you be a warning!
    There are doctors children harmng
    by ethical neglect alarming
    and career and statistical farming."

    They're not like ghosts on TV,
    they don't want to kill or to wound,
    simply warn of nuke-induced diseases,
    desiring medical practise that's sound.

    Their spirits will be released
    when from nuclear's chains we're unbound
    and all bad doctors we have leashed,
    like Yamashita the Killer Hellhound.

    Thanks to PavewayIII for the phrase
    Yamashita's ghost children.