Tearful Fukushima Resident: “What has happened to us psychologically, physically, financially is truly unimaginable” (VIDEO)

Published: June 24th, 2012 at 7:29 pm ET


Nuclear Refugees 「原発避難民」the people of Iitate Village 飯舘村の皆さん, 一年後
Published on Jun 23, 2012
Producer/camera Koji Fujita
Director/editor Ian Thomas Ash

At 2:30 in

Iitate Resident: They swore to us those plants were completely safe! … What has happened to us psychologically, physically, financially is truly unimaginable.

Published: June 24th, 2012 at 7:29 pm ET


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26 comments to Tearful Fukushima Resident: “What has happened to us psychologically, physically, financially is truly unimaginable” (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear reactors must end, as they are evil.

  • ML

    Why were there so few children in that village even before 4/11? The mayor of Fukushima said he was sure they were swimming in radiation even before the tsunami. This might be evidence for that, since radiation effects fertility rates, live birth rates and early childhood death rates.

  • Noah

    What is now happening to ALL life on planet earth is TRULY unimaginable.

  • Tens of tons of uranium were aerosolized from Fuku, and at least hundreds of pounds of plutonium, and if you are in the northern hemisphere, you sucked in a bunch of dangerous hot particles.

    You should be mad

    here is the proof.



    • ML

      I am mad because 26 days after my conception, on 4/27/1953, I was exposed to our governments nuclear test fallout and my mother gardened in the soil not knowing throughout my childhood, and we drank the conataminated milk. I had lots of cavities (and no I didn't have a lot of sugar) and lots of infections. My family then moved to less than 20 miles of Rocky Flats. Now I live near a research reactor. I have since developed food intolerances, requiring digestive enzymes, and require major support for all my endocrine functions. So the cumulative radiation is taking a toll. My father died last year of lung cancer and never smoked and didn't have a radon filled house. I am sure that there was radiation he had been exposed to for many many years, and radon is code for all kinds of inhaled radiation when it comes to being among the leading cause of lung cancer.

      • Join the club, born in 1963 at the height of atmospheric testing, almost died twice due to respiratory problems as an infant.

        Didn't put two and two together until after Fukushima….indeed, I was almost killed by radiation before my first birthday.

        Now I will kill nuke.

        • ML

          I feel called to contribute to the effort to end the nuclear era ASAP.

          • richard richard

            I'm a sixties child as well. Maralinga nuclear testing was being performed in the Australian deserts, between 1955 and 1963 (mongrels).

            the prevailing winds drove the residue to the east coast cities, not unlike japan to california. (and probably onward to New Zealand, in hindsight).



            "During the 1950’s and 60’s, the British government conducted nuclear tests at Maralinga, in South Australia. Over the course of eight years, a total of seven major tests were carried out, as well as more than 500 smaller trials. These tests exposed both the servicemen stationed at Maralinga and the local Aboriginal inhabitants to unhealthy levels of radiation, as well as contaminating the sites with radioactive materials, some of which will remain active for hundreds of thousands of years"

            • pierre

              me too, born in 1964, so gestated during the last obvious mother**ckers. since Fuku I've been wondering about how it might have given me lots of little unusual things in the health department.
              One day, hopefully soon, we will be able to find individual hot particles or traces of the genetic damage to individual cells, and fingerprint it to a particular nuclear event.
              same way ive tuned into LunarNot theories and JFK when I wasnt that into them. hopefully the more people learn about Fuku and it's magnitude, the more will give a Fuku. though there is the despair and, if Fuku is deliberate, that much is also planned, so fear must be fought and we must not play their game.

              • mungo mungo

                me too, a 1963 child… then i have kids just after that chernobyl…. so i assume their kids will have 3 loadings…

          • richard richard

            This is apart of my contribution to "end the nuclear era ASAP"

            "Turn back the Nuclear Tide" – a protest song

            3:25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUION74pB4I&feature=plcp


            • ML

              Good protest song, Richard.
              Is there a website for all the victims of radiation fallout and nuclear reactor accidents to tell their stories? That would be powerful and maybe help us all understand better how the damage can take different forms, yet still be from the same cause.
              One of the biggest disservices ever done was the way the pro-nuclear people wrongfully shamed well-meaning physicians, like Earnest Sternglass, and so made others afraid to offer their observations. This has led to very little recognition of what was happening to humans in a nuclear contaminated world. We should have tools to readily detect the amount and type of internal emitters by now. Who do we have to thank for that lack of development? Of course, if we had such tools, the nuclear industry might have been stopped sooner. Not what our defense department wanted.

              • richard richard

                @ML – thanks for the feedback on the song.

                As for the pro-nukers, they've always talked down their nose to the reset of the world, because we were all naive and just let them have their game.

                That's changing. Full stop. With particular thanks to this site and similar.

                Once we all become armed with a full arsenal of knowledge, they will not be able to stop us. No longer will they be able to talk down to us, because we have become educated and aware, beyond even their tiny little minds.

                We are now moving closer to winning this war against the nukers. It's still going to take a lot of time, money and effort – but we are beginning to take traction.

                Hopefully we can stop the madness before the next fukushima – or before we are all fukud.

              • ShineTheLight


                "In the year 1900, pneumonia and tuberculosis claimed scores of lives, more than any other cause of death.

                Fast forward to 2010, those once-fatal diagnoses have been largely eradicated, allowing cancer and heart disease to become the top killers of mankind"

                May the day come when the public is able to connect the dots. Currently far too many have been brainwashed to believe that their own hands have sealed their fates and those they have loved and love.

                • pure water

                  The lung cancer rates will become a big problem in the Northen hemisphere. Now when smoking is less than before and largely restricted, the explanation will not be easy. I am sure the main stream science and media will find another scapegoat to hide the sins of this evil industry – somethig harmful and suitable to be charged.

            • Great job Richard!!

              • richard richard

                thanks.. 🙂 tell your friends too 🙂 or your enemies .. i know i've upset a nuker already 😉

  • arclight arclight

    my thoughts to all the internally displaced persons in japan.. and shame on the msm for playing this aspect of the situation down.. 🙁

  • http://jciv.iidj.net/map/?__r=/var/www/jciv/map

    Good rad map, putting on the Nukepro site for ease of finding in future

  • pierre

    it's encouraging to see "good people" rather than lying pollies and execs.

    more from YT OP here


    In the radiation zone, 1 yr later.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven


    September 20th, 21st and 22nd

    SEPTEMBER NO NUKES convergence on Washington D.C.

    "It’s time to really FOCUS on nuclear power issues BEFORE the 2012 presidential election! The Coalition Against Nukes is organizing an anti-nuclear convergence in Washington, DC, Sept. 20-22, 2012 to FULLY EXPOSE the nuclear crisis in Japan and its relevance to the insidious nuclear industry in the United States. This is a GRASSROOTS effort and we need YOUR INVOLVEMENT for these events to be successful! We must maximize AWARENESS before the election to bring attention to the dangers of nuclear power."

    "We call on citizens across the country to mobilize their communities by working from now until September to get to Washington, DC for these events. We also urge you to call or email your elected representatives and URGE them to attend the congressional briefing. C.A.N will also invite our congressional representatives to the briefing on Sept. 20th at the Cannon Bldg, Rm 121, 2-4pm."


  • ML

    Here's a telling and sad passage re: Environmental Law from: http://www.icclr.law.ubc.ca/files/2011/Victims%20of%20Environmental%20Crime.pdf
    It looks like there is only a rare gesture to include affected individuals in cases where governments or corporations damage the environment. Seems like that needs to change, but sadly isn't likely to change any time soon.
    "The Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) is one of the few MEAs that involve citizens.13 This European regional treaty, open for signature and ratification to Canada and other states, takes a comprehensive approach to government accountability and environmental protection by emphasizing public participation. The treaty recognises the importance of three pillars – access to information, public participation and access to justice – to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being.14 “The public concerned” has a broad meaning to include the public affected or likely to be affected by, or having an interest in, the environmental decision-making and they are to have access to a review procedure to challenge any environmental decision, act or omission.15 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting environmental protection are deemed to have an interest."

  • I want some "real" experts, too! Helloooooooooo? Where are you? Hmm. No answer. Until Arnie shows up with a spectometer we are on our own.

    Current world-wide Fukushima fallout forecasts

    Studies of the effects of low/high internal/external radiation exposure, rad monitoring links, debris tracking and mitigation protocols

    AGreenRoad also has an excellent nuke primer

    Who YOU gonna call? Something has to be done by somebody