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Top Cancer Doc: Nuclear radiation is the most carcinogenic thing that exists

ITALIAN ONCOLOGISTS BACK ‘YES’ AT THE NUCLEAR REFERENDUM, AGI, June 4, 2011:

[...] From the ASCO congress in Chicago, the world’s most important oncology summit, AIOM (Italian association of medical oncology) [...]

“Nuclear radiation is the most carcinogenic thing that exists – said AIOM president Carmelo Iacono – and it cannot be kept . . . → Read More: Top Cancer Doc: Nuclear radiation is the most carcinogenic thing that exists

Scientists: Average person in Seattle breathed in 10 hot radioactive particles a day during April

Transcript for Exclusive Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think, Chris Martenson, June 3, 2011: Arnie Gundersen: Well, I am in touch with some scientists now who have been monitoring the air on the West Coast and in Seattle for instance, in April, the average person in . . . → Read More: Scientists: Average person in Seattle breathed in 10 hot radioactive particles a day during April

“IAEA today admitted there is no such thing as ‘safe’ levels of radiation” — Allowable radiation standard based on ‘benefit’, not safety

‘There’s no safe radiation level’, Free Malaysia Today by Tashny Sukumaran, June 2, 2011:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today admitted there is no such thing as “safe” levels of radiation. [...]

CAP vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader told reporters after meeting the IAEA panel that they had agreed to carry out a cost-benefit analysis . . . → Read More: “IAEA today admitted there is no such thing as ‘safe’ levels of radiation” — Allowable radiation standard based on ‘benefit’, not safety

Hospital: 40% of Fukushima visitors show internal exposure to radiation

Hiroshi Nagasaki Hospital, examined the internal exposure to 40 percent of refugees from Fukushima et al., Chugoku Shimbun, June 2, 2011:Google Translation

After the accident the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima who entered the field and in the relief activities, Hiroshi Nagasaki hospital people have been evacuated from the field in Nagasaki Prefecture . . . → Read More: Hospital: 40% of Fukushima visitors show internal exposure to radiation

Most Japanese worried about radiation poisoning from nuclear meltdown at Fukushima

Most Japanese Worried About Radiation Poisoning, Poll Shows, Bloomberg, June 1, 2011:

Fifty-nine percent of Japanese adults worry that they or a family member have been contaminated by radiation from a nuclear reactor meltdown triggered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, a survey found. [...]

Residents fear radiation levels higher than reported; Questions about how gov’t is doing measurements — “Anger is barely suppressed”

After Crises, Japanese Lose Faith In Government, NPR, June 1, 2011:

CAPTION: After a testy school meeting at Hirano Middle School, where locals are asking why the government has taken so long to decontaminate the school playground, residents ask questions about how the government is measuring radiation. Some fear the levels are higher than . . . → Read More: Residents fear radiation levels higher than reported; Questions about how gov’t is doing measurements — “Anger is barely suppressed”

Gov’t answer to protecting children in Fukushima from radioactive fallout? Wear long-sleeved shirts while at school

Long sleeve uniforms urged in Fukushima, NHK, June 01, 2011:

Some schools near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are urging that children continue to wear long-sleeves in summer, to limit their exposure to radioactive fallout.

The schools issued the advice on Wednesday, the day many students switch to summer uniforms. The move . . . → Read More: Gov’t answer to protecting children in Fukushima from radioactive fallout? Wear long-sleeved shirts while at school

Huge Outcry Erupting: Gov’t is leaving Fukushima to suffer and perish — Impossible to evacuate Fukushima City, home to 300,000

Angry Parents in Japan Confront Government Over Radiation Levels, New York Times by Hiroko Tabuchi, May 25, 2011 . . . → Read More: Huge Outcry Erupting: Gov’t is leaving Fukushima to suffer and perish — Impossible to evacuate Fukushima City, home to 300,000

70,000 more “must evacuate around Fukushima” — Contamination up to several million Bq/m2

70 000 must evacuate around Fukushima, AFP, May 24, 2011:

Seventy thousand people living beyond the 20km no-go zone around Fukushima should be evacuated because of radioactivity deposited by the crippled nuclear plant, [France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)] said. [...]

Radioactivity levels in this area range from several hundred becquerels . . . → Read More: 70,000 more “must evacuate around Fukushima” — Contamination up to several million Bq/m2

UN committee chairman studying Fukushima radiation impact: “We wouldn’t expect to see health effects” in children, workers, or anyone else

U.N. body to probe Fukushima radiation impact, Reuters by Fredrik Dahl, May 23, 2011:

[...] The United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which has published reports about the 1986 Chernobyl accident, said it would take at least two years to produce a full report on the issue.

“Everybody wants . . . → Read More: UN committee chairman studying Fukushima radiation impact: “We wouldn’t expect to see health effects” in children, workers, or anyone else

Over one thousand nuclear workers have internal radiation of 10,000+ cpm after visiting Fukushima

Nuclear plant workers suffer internal radiation exposure after visiting Fukushima, Mainichi, May 21, 2011:

The government has discovered thousands of cases of workers at nuclear power plants outside Fukushima Prefecture suffering from internal exposure to radiation after they visited the prefecture, the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.

Most of the . . . → Read More: Over one thousand nuclear workers have internal radiation of 10,000+ cpm after visiting Fukushima

Nearly 5,000 nuke plant workers suffering internal radiation exposure after ‘visiting’ Fukushima — Local gov’t to consider testing residents

Nuclear plant workers suffer internal radiation exposure after visiting Fukushima, Mainichi, May 22, 2011:

The government has discovered thousands of cases of workers at nuclear power plants outside Fukushima Prefecture suffering from internal exposure to radiation after they visited the prefecture, the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. [...]

The revelation . . . → Read More: Nearly 5,000 nuke plant workers suffering internal radiation exposure after ‘visiting’ Fukushima — Local gov’t to consider testing residents

Korean TV news director exposed to 148 milliSieverts — Chromosome analysis shows 7 cells out of 1,000 damaged

High radiation exposure to news directors returning from Fukushima, Yonhap News, May 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: Korean TV news director exposed to 148 milliSieverts — Chromosome analysis shows 7 cells out of 1,000 damaged

Fukushima worker’s told his internal radiation level is 30,000 cpm — “That’s never happened before”

Radiation tests lacking / Nuclear plant workers unsure of internal exposure levels, The Yomiuri Shimbun, May 19, 2011:

[...] only 10 percent of workers there had been tested for internal radiation exposure [...]

A number of personnel working to overcome the nuclear crisis at the facility are increasingly alarmed by their lack of internal . . . → Read More: Fukushima worker’s told his internal radiation level is 30,000 cpm — “That’s never happened before”

Cover-up allegations hurting Japanese gov’t — Only 1% say Prime Minister is exercising sufficient leadership

Fukushima parents dish the dirt in protest over radiation levels, Guardian, May 2, 2011:

[...] A group claiming to represent 250 parents in Fukushima visited the upper house of parliament and presented government officials with a bag of radioactive dirt from the playground of one of the affected schools. A geiger counter clicked over . . . → Read More: Cover-up allegations hurting Japanese gov’t — Only 1% say Prime Minister is exercising sufficient leadership

Medical experts: Japan’s safety standards on radiation levels for children are “unconscionable”

U.S. medical group blasts Tokyo radiation policy on Fukushima children, Kyodo, May 2, 2011:

Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as “unconscionable” the Japanese government’s safety standards on radiation levels at elementary and middle schools in nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.

The PSR statement directly challenges the Japanese . . . → Read More: Medical experts: Japan’s safety standards on radiation levels for children are “unconscionable”

Senior adviser who resigned says Japan gov’t set public’s safe radiation limit 20 times too high

Japanese government nuclear adviser quits, CBC News, April 30, 2011:

A senior nuclear adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has resigned, criticizing the government for ignoring his advice on radiation limits and not doing enough to deal with the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. [...]

The government has set 20-millisievert limit . . . → Read More: Senior adviser who resigned says Japan gov’t set public’s safe radiation limit 20 times too high

Cesium detected in breast milk

Minute levels of radiation detected in breast milk, NHK, May 1, 2011:

Japan’s Health Ministry says it has detected a minute amount of radioactive materials in breast milk in 7 mothers in central and northeastern Japan. The ministry says the amount does not pose a danger to their babies’ health.

The ministry on Saturday . . . → Read More: Cesium detected in breast milk

Child’s risk of cancer from radiation is 10-100 times higher than an adult who had same exposure (VIDEO)

Child’s risk of cancer from radiation is 10-100 times higher than an adult who had same exposure (VIDEO)

‘Fukushima – gross miscarriage of radiation science’, RT, April 28, 2011:

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Baseball player to retire because of fears over Fukushima nuclear crisis

Giants pitcher Bannister to retire, Kyodo, April 27, 2011:

Yomiuri right-hander Brian Bannister has voluntarily left the Giants organization, citing fears over the nuclear crisis facing the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the March 11 earthquake in eastern Japan. [...]

“It’s unfortunate, but there is nothing that can be done. We have to respect his . . . → Read More: Baseball player to retire because of fears over Fukushima nuclear crisis

Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

Nuclear apologists play shoot the messenger on radiation, Helen Caldicott for The Age (Australia), April 26, 2011:

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[...] Their [proponents of nuclear power] first piece of disinformation is to confuse the effects of external and internal radiation. The former is what populations were exposed to when atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima . . . → Read More: Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

30 Fukushima workers exposed to maximum radiation levels

30 exposed to radiation above maximum permissible level at Fukushima, Department of Public Information of the United Nations, April 23, 2011:

30 repair workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation above maximum permissible levels.

This came in a statement earlier today by an official of the Tokyo . . . → Read More: 30 Fukushima workers exposed to maximum radiation levels