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Pediatrician: “Homes full of the most grossly deformed children we have ever seen in the history of pediatrics — all around Chernobyl” (VIDEO)

Title: Who cares? Helen Caldicott and Kate Orff in conversation Author: Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Date Filmed: April 2, 2012 Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2012 Description: Columbia University’s Wood Auditorium — Helen Caldicott, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Kate Orff, Columbia University GSAPP

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There are homes full . . . → Read More: Pediatrician: “Homes full of the most grossly deformed children we have ever seen in the history of pediatrics — all around Chernobyl” (VIDEO)

Japanese musicians film as children play barefoot in elevated radiation levels -Gawker (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Title: Geiger Counter-Wielding Fukushima Hipsters Make Monitoring Nuclear Fallout Cool Source: Gawker Author: Adrian Chen Date: Apr 30, 2012

[...] They’ve formed the “Gamma Watch Squadron,” the world’s coolest nuclear watchdogs.

For months, the Gamma Watch Squad has been taking geiger counter readings around Fukushima [...] The leader of the crew appears to be . . . → Read More: Japanese musicians film as children play barefoot in elevated radiation levels -Gawker (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Fukushima Gov’t: Over 35% of young people tested have thyroid cysts or nodules

Peace Philosophy Centre posted the results and Fukushima Diary has the summary translation:

In March, Fukushima government conducted thyroid test for under 18 in 13 cities and towns such as Minamisoma city, Namiemachi, Iidatemura, Tomiokamachi etc..

The result shows thyroid nodules ( 5.0mm) or cyst (20.0mm) were seen in 13,460 from 38,114 people (35.3%).

. . . → Read More: Fukushima Gov’t: Over 35% of young people tested have thyroid cysts or nodules

Mainichi publishes report on thyroid cancer: 30% in Fukushima now with tumors of 2cm or less, thyroid gland only 5cm by 3cm total — Claims cancer increases after 10 sievert radiation dose, so Japan ok (10,000 millisieverts)

Title: News Navigator: What is thyroid gland cancer and its relation to radiation?Source: MainichiDate: Apr 27, 2012 [...] At Chernobyl, thyroid gland cancer increased after radiation exposure equivalent to around 10 sieverts across one’s lifetime. In the case of Fukushima, regulations on radioactive food were soon put in place, so the amount of radioactive . . . → Read More: Mainichi publishes report on thyroid cancer: 30% in Fukushima now with tumors of 2cm or less, thyroid gland only 5cm by 3cm total — Claims cancer increases after 10 sievert radiation dose, so Japan ok (10,000 millisieverts)

Kyodo: Gov’t says 1,000s in Fukushima need “immediate psychological care” after filling out survey — Trouble sleeping and concentrating

Title: 5% of Fukushima residents need immediate psychological care, survey says Source: Kyodo Date: Apr. 27, 2012

About 5 percent of nearly 90,000 Fukushima Prefecture residents who responded to a health monitoring survey need immediate psychological care, the Fukushima prefectural government said Thursday. [...]

The result was based on responses on interview sheets that . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Gov’t says 1,000s in Fukushima need “immediate psychological care” after filling out survey — Trouble sleeping and concentrating

Worse than radioactive rain? After Fukushima, fallout was suspended near Earth’s surface without settling down, says new study — “Potentially a health risk, especially for children as they breathe closer to ground”

Title: EGU2012: tracking Fukushima’s radioactive dust Source: environmentalresearchweb Author: Liz Kalaugher Date: Apr 25, 2012

As the first big nuclear accident in the vicinity of a good measurement network, the events at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in March 2011 enabled scientists to find out more about the spread of radioactive dust and its . . . → Read More: Worse than radioactive rain? After Fukushima, fallout was suspended near Earth’s surface without settling down, says new study — “Potentially a health risk, especially for children as they breathe closer to ground”

Japanese Doctor: Children’s health problems increasing — Incurable stomatitis, chest pain, nosebleeds that don’t stop, diarrhea

Title: Japan: Fukushima Woman Organizes Radiation Information Centers At Church Source: Eurasia Review Author: By Hisashi Yukimoto Date: April 18, 2012

Terumi Kataoka, who lives just 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is one of thousands of Japanese who frankly don’t believe what governments and scientists are telling . . . → Read More: Japanese Doctor: Children’s health problems increasing — Incurable stomatitis, chest pain, nosebleeds that don’t stop, diarrhea

Japan Times: 28 of every 100 Fukushima pregnancies resulted in miscarriage or abortion — “Of course we didn’t believe the rumor, but we just wanted to confirm that it was groundless” says survey leader

Title: Fukushima miscarriage rate stable Source: The Japan Times Online Author: MINORU MATSUTANI Date: April 17, 2012

Counter to rumor, Fukushima Prefecture has not seen rising rates of miscarriages or abortions due to radiation exposure — or fear of it [...]

“Of course, we didn’t believe the rumor, but we just wanted to confirm . . . → Read More: Japan Times: 28 of every 100 Fukushima pregnancies resulted in miscarriage or abortion — “Of course we didn’t believe the rumor, but we just wanted to confirm that it was groundless” says survey leader

Doctor: More and more often children complain of circulatory disturbances, tiredness, dizziness after Fukushima (VIDEO)

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Title: Fukushima 1 March 2012 Source: “Mittagsmagazin” on German public TV channel “Das Erste” Date: March 2012 Uploaded by: TheMrSirCharles

Mother: School had children clean up highly contaminated area and relocate dirt — Without telling parents (VIDEO)

Title: “Fukushima Remembered”, Miyagi Delegates Spoke @ SCCC.March 10th 2012 Source: 311bayarea Date: March 10th 2012

“Fukushima Remembered”, Miyagi Delegates Spoke @ SCCC

March 10th, 2012, San Clemente Community Center. Two delegates from Miyagi, Ms. Kyoko Suagasawa and Mr. Hirohide Sakuma, spoke to the community of San Clemente. Moderated by Gary Headrick. Interpreted by . . . → Read More: Mother: School had children clean up highly contaminated area and relocate dirt — Without telling parents (VIDEO)

Minamisoma Official: “The children are the sacrifices” — “The businesses forced the mayor to keep the children here” 25km from Fukushima Daiichi (VIDEO)

Title: “The children are the sacrifices.” -Oyama Scene from Surviving Japan Source: Surviving Japan Author: Chris Nolan Date: March 22, 2012

Gov’t Advisor: Results of children’s tests may point to an elevated incidence of abnormal thyroid function

Follow-up to:

Local Paper: Now 1,143 Fukushima children with lumps on thyroid gland, not 26 — Nearly 1 in every 3 kids tested — “Gov’t has decided they are benign” Gundersen: 1/3 of Fukushima kids tested positive for lumps on thyroid — Forebodes some real issues in future — We’re only 10 months into . . . → Read More: Gov’t Advisor: Results of children’s tests may point to an elevated incidence of abnormal thyroid function

Asahi: Japan schools required to “promote the use of nuclear power” — Not allowed to buy teaching materials discussing dangers — Policy to change?

Title: Ministry wants pro-nuclear power message out of schoolsSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunAuthor: UMIMASA YOSHIDADate: March 21, 2012 In light of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the education ministry wants the plug pulled on pro-nuclear power instruction in Japanese classrooms.

The education ministry has decided to lift the . . . → Read More: Asahi: Japan schools required to “promote the use of nuclear power” — Not allowed to buy teaching materials discussing dangers — Policy to change?

Gundersen: 20 percent of young girls living in some areas around Fukushima Daiichi will get cancer from radiation over their lifetimes (AUDIO)

Title: Steve West and Dan DeWalt: Arnie and Maggie Gundersen talk Vermont Yankee, Fukushima, and the nuclear industry Source: WKVT-AM Date: March 9, 2012

Nuclear industry analysts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education (non-profit) discuss the similarities between the BWR Mark 1 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi and Vermont Yankee. The Gundersens also . . . → Read More: Gundersen: 20 percent of young girls living in some areas around Fukushima Daiichi will get cancer from radiation over their lifetimes (AUDIO)

Miles O’Brien: Big spike in birth defects after Chernobyl — Doctors convinced of direct link between radiation and whole assortment of deformities (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, . . . → Read More: Miles O’Brien: Big spike in birth defects after Chernobyl — Doctors convinced of direct link between radiation and whole assortment of deformities (VIDEO)

PBS Interview: Both young daughters contracted leukemia after cleaning up meltdown — “No doubt” related to Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, . . . → Read More: PBS Interview: Both young daughters contracted leukemia after cleaning up meltdown — “No doubt” related to Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Title: Scientists: Radiation doses at safe levels in Tokyo Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: YURI OIWA Date: March 13, 2012 Emphasis Added

Radiation doses from tap water and foods consumed by Tokyo residents following the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant remain at safe levels, scientists at the . . . → Read More: Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Report: Records of human deformations and still births after Fukushima yet to be published — Preparing data for public release (VIDEO)

Title: One year and when you are thought to be assailant Source: Fukushima Diary Date: March 10, 2012

[...] Medical record of human deformation or still birth is being collected but I’m not allowed to publish it. They are trying to make proper statistics before publishing it. I can understand it, but that’s different . . . → Read More: Report: Records of human deformations and still births after Fukushima yet to be published — Preparing data for public release (VIDEO)

Asahi: Iodine-132 not considered in tests showing high thyroid radiation levels in Fukushima residents — Dose could be much greater

Title: High thyroid radiation levels found in Fukushima residents Source: Asahi AJW Author: YURI OIWA/ Staff Writer Date: March 09, 2012

65 Fukushima Prefecture residents who were examined by a team of researchers [...] at Hirosaki University’s Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine Detected radioactive iodine in 50 residents, nearly 80 percent Five residents were . . . → Read More: Asahi: Iodine-132 not considered in tests showing high thyroid radiation levels in Fukushima residents — Dose could be much greater

Kyodo: Family suffered nausea, diarrhea after meltdowns 60km away, Mother very worried — “We think it’s a human rights problem and grave violation” says expert

Title: Fukushima mothers, kids speak of health concerns at N.Y. event Source: Kyodo Date: March 8, 2012

Two mothers and their sons from Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday spoke in New York about their health concerns stemming from the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Chiaki Tomitsuka, from Koriyama . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Family suffered nausea, diarrhea after meltdowns 60km away, Mother very worried — “We think it’s a human rights problem and grave violation” says expert

Controversy after US gov’t estimate showed 40,000 microsievert thyroid dose for California infants from Fukushima — Data not released to public — “Very high doses to children”

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Follow-up to: All of Western US and most of East Coast, Midwest, Canada covered with airborne particles at various altitudes on March 20, Fukushima plume model shows — Based solely on Reactor No. 1 explosion (PHOTO)

Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi ET Audio File Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday, March 17, 2011 Emphasis Added

BRIAN: Did we . . . → Read More: Controversy after US gov’t estimate showed 40,000 microsievert thyroid dose for California infants from Fukushima — Data not released to public — “Very high doses to children”

Report: Radioactive cesium causing holes in hearts of children (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima – Did we almost lose Tokyo? Source: Big Picture Date: Mar 2, 2012

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. In a little over a week – we’ll hit the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan.

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The children . . . → Read More: Report: Radioactive cesium causing holes in hearts of children (VIDEO)