Epidemiologist back from Fukushima: “We’re talking about a sacrifice zone and millions of people live in this area” — Exceeds allowable radiation dose for nuclear workers 40 kilometers from Fukushima plant (VIDEO)

Published: December 28th, 2013 at 3:57 pm ET


NC WARN Hosts Dr. Steve Wing, Dec 9, 2013:

At 18:00 in

Epidemiologist Dr. Steve Wing, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, discusses the human impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster based on his visit to the area: This reading here, just to put it in perspective, the guard there if he stood there for a year, right where he is now in this picture, he would exceed the allowable radiation dose for a nuclear workers inside a plant. And this is 40 kilometers away. So we’re talking about a sacrifice zone, and millions of people live in this area.

So the guard — can you see on the ground behind the guard there’s a metal plate? He’s supposed to stand on that metal plate, and that’s his protection. And he’s wearing a surgical mask, and he has a helmet. It made me feel kind of bad, that here is someone that’s working in a radiation exposed job and he’s been issued a surgical mask and a helmet as though he’s supposed to feel protected.

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Published: December 28th, 2013 at 3:57 pm ET


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75 comments to Epidemiologist back from Fukushima: “We’re talking about a sacrifice zone and millions of people live in this area” — Exceeds allowable radiation dose for nuclear workers 40 kilometers from Fukushima plant (VIDEO)

  • artika rama

    Its an invisible genocide.

  • I love the characterization – "Sacrifice Zone." Steve's got a great sense of irony, colored by the tragedy of knowing that metal plate, helmet and surgical mask aren't going to do much of anything to prevent internal contamination from what's rampant and on the loose in this "Sacrifice Zone."

    Must bookmark the NCWARN video for when my bandwidth re-sets next week… §;o)

  • ToBeExpected ToBeExpected

    Poor soul…and he hasn't got a clue.. that he is so, not protected? Poor soul.. sacrifice indeed.

  • artika rama

    It is sad really . The idea of being protected is more important than the protection itself . Its almost as if they are in denial , they dont want to know what s going on .

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    We're ALL in the sacrifice zone for this.

    It's just a matter of time before we start seeing the effects popping up worldwide, in fact they've probably started already.

    And all this, just to make a 'fast buck' at the expense of every living thing on the planet.

    Mankind truly is the stupidest, greediest and most short-sighted creature to ever exist.

    • andagi andagi

      Dear davidh7426,
      I choke when Marlo Thomas' ad comes on featuring a child from CA who has 'a rare cancer'… UGH 🙁

    • gmo2ashes

      From what I understand, the only profit from nuclear reactors is interest on loans guaranteed by the public. Nuke electricity is far from efficient. Further, reactors produce plutonium (its only source) which the military collects to make nuclear weapons. I personally think the entire reactor industry is just a cover to produce weapons grade plutonium.

  • Socrates

    Jeanette Sherman, M.D.

    "It's random murder…."

    • Worse. It's PREMEDITATED random murder.

      • nedlifromvermont


        that would be a quote from John Gofman, MD, insider on the Manhattan Project, tasked with checking the numbers for dangers from radiation by Atomic Energy Commission, and who decided to tell the truth instead of slinging the nuclear bullshit for the greater glory of General Electric (and Westinghouse) profits …

        except that he called it "pre-meditated, random, mass murder … which, because of the 'random', makes it somehow more socially acceptable to the ovens at Ausscwhitz, which were not random …

        peace you fellow 'newsers … telling it like it is …

        Vermont … I've got what Stock was looking for … 'cept I'm downwind of twenty nukes on Lake Ontario and lake Erie … oh well … you gotta die of something ….

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      “’ "Licensing a nuclear power plant is in my view, licensing random premeditated murder….”

      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        It is a shame that this "premeditated random murder" can't be taken to court. I guess Corporations really aren't persons, but Supermen. Question is, will this be the Kryptonite that will do them in?

    • Random Omnicide – the killing of all living things!

      To learn what really happened in Chernobyl and the million of dead counted and who knows the dead not counted…
      the animals, plants, trees…
      we always forget to speak of the omnicide of all of this…
      the killing of every living thing!

      "Chernobyl Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment"

  • dosdos dosdos

    Neutron fodder, the expendible.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation from this plant circles the earth, it is everywhere.

    Nuclear industry can't make it stop.

    Meanwhile, every country with reactors is waiting for their Fukushima to happen, and praying it won't.

  • mindrive mindrive

    I have been talking with many people about the fuku tragedy. and most of the people say why don't they just clean it up or wear masks and protective suits. i then tell them that if people were to wear protection just to work and live in a contaminated area that those people wold need to cover up 24 hours a day for up to 27,000 years in some cases.. when i say that they just don't get it, they don't understand just how bad this really is.. i've told them that this will never go away, that for the remainder of our lives and the next 20 generations they will be living with fuku radiation.. blank stares.. people just cant understand how radiation kills and contaminates.. its really sad to know that no one is going to educate the mass of humanity to the very good chance for world wide extinction of all living creatures. and millions will end up duing from something that have no idea what from…

    • ToBeExpected ToBeExpected

      It's difficult to get your brain in gear with this unless you are awake in the opened eyes sense of brain awake Mindrive.. most are oblivious to what is going on but soon wont be.. that's when they'll be turning to us.. you included….for help. It may well then be too late then.. let's hope not.

    • vital1 vital1

      Japan Journalist: Many police in Fukushima died from radiation -Policeman


      We have to do more than just comment in these forums. The more people we educate the sooner change will happen.

      Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
      quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, Facebook it, Twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box, put it on public notice boards, hand it out to people, or put it into letter boxes when you go for a walk.



      Chemfood has created this, and all you need is a printer, scissors, some thumb tacks and … walla! We all are info dispersers as well! Put them on notice boards everywhere in the community.

      Japan Radiation Memo to All Citizens PDF http://www.mediafire.com/view/tgw4pqc9d97gord/Japan%20Radiation%20Memo%20×2%20PDF.pdf

      • vital1 vital1

        Nuclear News, 21 November, 2013

        "Apart from Tepco workers, 64 members of the Self Defence Force and about 300 policemen have also died. They said that those policemen who work at the security check points of the no go zones in Fukushima prefecture are not wearing any protection; therefore, they have been exposed to huge amounts of ionizing radiation…."

      • andagi andagi

        Folks keep reading, posting and sharing wonderful ENENews -generating change worldwide, 24/7! Go intrepid 'Newsers'!

      • westpac99

        I think what you say Vital1 is great but you have to hit them in the wallet to make anything stick.
        1) Protest against purchasing anything Japanese made or imported until the Fukushima problem is addressed by the international experts to come up with solutions.
        2) protest against General Electric for making a known nuclear reactor
        3) stop building any future nuclear reactors in the world. this is important.
        4) decommission all existing nuclear reactors immediately.
        5) This protest will continue until the new secrecy law in Japan is removed.
        6) Protest until the US government puts into place radiation meters to accurately monitor and track all radiation around the Pacific ocean.
        7) The entire community has to try to find ways that work to minimize these deadly radiation cancers that will be wide scale
        Please include any other credible things to help stop further worldwide catastrophies.

    • AllenH AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

      Damn right, I get the same responses. People are really fuckin' thick, excuse the language, but he is DEAD right.

    • Tiza Tiza

      With all the radiation there, I don't know that we have the right protection for them to be in that area, and that's how bad it is. From what I've been reading, we don't have the technology yet.

  • mindrive mindrive

    [NOTE: Half-life is the time taken for a radioactive substance to decay by half.] * Cesium-134 ~ 2 years * Cesium-137 ~ 30 years * Iodine-131 ~ 8 days * Plutonium-239 ~ 24,200 years * Ruthenium-103 ~ 39 days [Ruthenium is a fission product of uranium-235.] * Ruthenium-106 ~ 374 days * Strontium-90 ~ 28.85 years [Strontium-90 is a product of nuclear fission and is found in large amounts in spent nuclear fuel and in radioactive waste from nuclear reactors.] * Uranium-234 ~ 246,000 years * Uranium-235 ~ 703.8 million years * Uranium-238 ~ 4.468 billion years

  • AllenH AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

    Dont worry too much its the nuclear Stig. Testing radiation speed. All is weel, he just feels a bit rough for now, must be that Yakuya pay, I mean government pay 🙂

  • soern

    it is hard not to quit commentating and "looking what's new" for me now.
    Everyday that same stories about huge human rights violations.
    It is too much.
    IF receiving a reply on my Question regarding viscosity of molten cores i will post it dear Tiza.
    Thanks for replies to Anne, Stock and all who have replied until now..

    There simply no positive news come in. Simply disgusting.

    Some days ahead a new year starts and i wish next year to be better for you all enenewsers!

    Take care!

  • Bowtieman Bowtieman

    One of my clients works for a corporation and he goes to China and Japan… I ask him today did people talk about Fukushima and the radiation … He Said everyone talked and were concerned about it..

  • zogerke zogerke

    the point of the speaker in that video, aside from saying 'the plants should never have been built in the first place' is that- Will japanese- who have lived and grown on land for 100 generations! will they give up their entire life, livlihood, link to the land, family and community connections….diet…to protect themselves from becoming the smaller statistical group of folks who will get cancer? will they give all that up with such phenomenally strong links to the land and their family lives….and live in a resettlement camp or temp community…never to return…are they willing to sacrifice their entire way of life…or sacrifice a statistical percentage of health, to avoid cancer and radiological damage? Steve wing poses that question, from visiting there and being with people who lived in fuku prefecture….wow.

    • AllenH AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

      Sorry, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but for those in Japan, They are the walking dead. They will only give up their lives, forced into death for profit by corporations. As our merry lives of servitude have always been. Do you expect any sympathy from any corporation ( sorry I meant government there)?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      And to think all the above is only possible from Nuclear Technology applications around the globe.

      Only an idiot would pursue this Nuclear Technology and if Bill Gates wants more of it..sorry..he is an idiot!

      The entire world is now run by idiots! 🙁

    • Foggyworld

      It's even more complicated than that. I live in the Kill Zone of Oyster Creek and while there are exotic plans for us to drive ourselves out of the area which they admit would take 7 to 9 hours, I have to ask myself just what community or State would welcome thousands of radiated cars and people?

      We would be driving away from any sort of reasonable life – forever. I would stay.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    The sacrifice zone is a sphere 7,918 miles in diameter.

  • Nick

    … a metal plate? He’s supposed to stand on that metal plate, and that’s his protection. And he’s wearing a surgical mask, and he has a helmet….

    And folks scoff when I tell them about the aluminum foil hat that I like to wear!

    I bet adult diapers are a big seller in Japan.

    But due to the secrecy act, you won't be able to find the stats to back up my claim.

    OT: Anyone else besides me notice a heavy needle drop this fall? I have an un-nerving feeling that
    the evergreens didn't like this year's needles. I also have noticed a bountiful holly-berry year.
    Normally, I'd think nothing, but given the times…….??

    Wonder what Northern Japan's forest look like with the decaying organisms also being reduced. Is the forest litter heavy? Accumulating? Or has it been burned?

  • Tedd Tedd

    Protest, boycott until you drop. The USA, NSA will kill you all dead and wont give it a second thought.

    They already know who and where you are.

    God bless America.

    • charlie3

      The NSA employees are not immune to radiation either.
      Let them read this stuff and learn about fukushima.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Protection… Hmmm how about a nice sealed pressure dome in a cave on Mars. There is nowhere to hide on Earth. The insects are reduced so bad in numbers. I used to watch as hundreds of bees buzzed in our sage flowers on a warm sunny day. Last summer there was 3 or 4 a day in the flowers, I think the same 3 or 4 bees. Birds are declining here also, there was desert doves everywhere before the FUKU FU. Were feeding the survivors, as a "methane heat event" here last July burned their birdie buffet apple tree so bad I doubt it will recover. It was 127F that day up here @ 4000 feet!

  • FXofTruth

    This is all very interesting but, if people choose to purposely remain ignorant then they get what's coming to them.

    Anyone with a single brain cell knows that something very bad and evil happened and continues to happen with those nuclear meltdowns. The industry-paid "experts" say everything is under control. How do I prove they are experts at anything? Because I'm told they are experts? I think they are fraudsters…all of them. Paid idiots that will stand in front of the Public and lie indiscriminately.

    This joke of a political party called, "the Liberal Democratic Party" is neither liberal nor Democratic! They use lies to create the illusion of supporting freedoms and rights of Japanese citizens.

    Eat the food.
    Drink the water.
    Breath the air.
    The only saving grace is that all the "expert liars" and their children are destined to suffer the same fate as the general Public. They too will die painful, excruciating cancer deaths. The liars will watch their families die by their own hands. Who couldn't be happier! Karma WILL BE A REAL BITCH FOR THEM!

    Satan is waiting to personally welcome all those evil supporters who built the many pieces of nuclear "Hell on Earth" for him. God will not rescue or forgive the people who intentionally cut short the lives of his finest of creations (I'm talking about the wildlife and innocent human children NOT the brain-dead adults).

  • Tiza Tiza

    Just so you know, I keep the Sabbath, the 7th day of the week. This morning before I woke up, I was having a really weird dream, but my husband had the TV going, and I guess that I halfway heard something in my dream. Anyway, before I woke up, I thought I heard the news saying this, The coriums have been found, and they are in the ocean near Fukushima, so a mass evacuation is starting now.

    It's no joke, and I really thought that it was the news. Must have been hearing something to made me think something like "mass evacuations."

  • "The Sacrifice Zone"

    🙁 These ZONES of Death and Suffering will only expand with time.

    How far, how wide and how long this will go on is beyond the average persons normal comprehension.

    40 kilometers = 25 miles

    If the guard stood there for a year, he would exceed the allowable radiation dose for a nuclear worker inside a plant.

    Stand on metal plate,
    wearing a surgical mask,
    and a helmet.

    The accumulation of radioactive contamination from 3 melted cores spewing nonstop with no end in sight is but one battle with fronts on the ocean, in the air and bombarding our water and soil.

    Stopping this continuous insidious global FALLOUT of radioactive contamination is the war.

    Convincing the Nuclear Junkies with their fingers on the power button that this issue needs to be discussed with transparency so that lives can be saved and a repeat of this horrific debacle can be prevented is a challenge. The hole they've dug for themselves, and all living things, is extremely deep.

  • We have all entered the Sacrifice Zone. Many must give their lives to the God of nuclear power – RAD. He has three aspects that are holy; alpha, beta, gamma.. Many have been bathed in his holy 'waters' and will drink from the well of darkness.

  • Tiza Tiza

    Well, it was truly a strange dream, but I guess that everyone might have experienced hearing something on TV, then maybe dreaming about something said??? I know that I have before, but this seemed real, and I woke up confused, thinking, heck, did I hear that, or was it a dream?

  • Nick

    All i get from the nuclear industry these days is……

    " We have learned the lessons of TMI, Chernobyl, and most recently, Fukushima.

    From now on, our industry will operate under strict secrecy and our fail-safe measures will be implemented world-wide. We know nuclear power can be dangerous, but rest assured, we are taking all steps necessary to prevent future accidents. So, basically, all you anti-nukes can take it and shove it."

    Don't for one minute, take the nuclear shills at their word. Nuclear will be dangerous until the end of the solar system. It never gets better. Radiation doesn;t just fly away, it continues to cause death and destruction as long as atoms are decaying.

    If what;s happened on the USS RR is any clue for what will/is happen/ing to Japan, the nuclear shills have a lot of explaining to do.

    I'm afraid the world has made it's nuclear nest and no sugar-coating can erase the horrors that await us all.

    Even IF we somehow turn off Fukushima/Chernobyl and bury other waste, too much radiation has already entered the biosphere which will reveal it's legacy for the next conceiveable eon.

    Love what's left, we'll all lose it soon enough.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "" We have learned the lessons of TMI, Chernobyl, and most recently, Fukushima."

    And then there is..bionerd23.

    She does current radiation reads at Chernobyl.

    chernobyl 2013: radioactive ant bites & 115 mSv/h of pure gamma radiation



  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    She's something else..
    Check this about Americium … Europium peaks.

    chernobyl 2012: gamma spectroscopy of chernobyl's nuclear reactor fuel
    May 7 2012


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Speaking of Epidemiologists

    Arnie Gundersen and an Epidemiologist on Fukushima 4/21/11

    "Epidemiologist, Dr. Steven Wing and nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, of Fairewinds and Associates discuss the consequences of the Fukushima radioactive fallout on Japan, the USA, and the world. What are the long-term health effects?"


    Dr Wing..comments..saying something to the effect..that focusing too much on Fukushima will keep the masses from being aware of other sources of radiation.
    This may be so.. but least on my part.. until an event is of greater 'intensity' occurs.. Fukushima takes precedence.

    Other than that…an interesting conversation.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Did they at least give him his Annie Orphan decoder ring?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Sorry for the glib remark. It seemed appropriate to me at the time. It's Saturday night and it is inebriation talking, or at least mumbling. I am so sick of this Mickey Mouse supposedly "professional" but really completely insubordinate to all responsible behavior industry. No disrespect meant to the gaurd.

  • humptydumpty humptydumpty

    Those who are trying to hide the truth are resorting to the vague term "allowable dose" which refers to an arbitrary standard of external radiation exposure by the average adult. How in the hell can such a standard be determined, when the effects may not be evident for years hence? Not only does this fail to distinguish between external (indirect or direct?) and internal exposure and absorption, but it doesn't deal with the potential detriments from exposure to different types of radiation, nor does it express the vulnerability of different age groups and genders. There are far too many variables.

    It seems to me there is no way to quantify potentially damaging levels of exposure other than from anecdotal short-term experience of people getting sick, sooner or later, from specific kinds of exposure to known levels of specific radioisotopes.

    In other words, "allowable dose" is nothing but an excuse for not preventing or remedying the source of the pollution, or else an excuse for not protecting citizens that may be or are being exposed. I should think the notion of "allowing" exposure to ANY unnecessary (non naturally-occurring or non medically useful) radiation is as monstrous as the nuclear industry is in general.

  • gmo2ashes

    Please install a WordPress plugin that offers the option of notifying posters with an email when someone replies to their comments.

    Here's a couple:

  • sundowner

    My thinking is the sacrifce zone covers the entire planet. I live
    in the UK and have been following this disaster for the last 18 months visiting enenews.com as I can keep reading, posting and sharing enenews. MSM coverage here in the UK is non-existent I think cover up springs to mind. Anyway I thought I would post the following link http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-a-nuclear-war-without-a-war-the-unspoken-crisis-of-worldwide-nuclear-radiation/28870 which I came across as it covers this crisis well.

  • You can see how governments around the world treat their citizens as cannon fodder. During 9/11 cleanup, rescue personnel were sent into the rubble without protective gear while EPA employees were fully suited in hazmat gear. How much little it would have cost to protect all of the rescuers as opposed to how much their medical expenses cost after the fact. As we western countries are supposed to be civilized. The elite are murderers plain and simple.

  • Cisco Cisco

    San Francisco Sacrifice Zone? "This shocking video was taken December 23rd 2013 with a quality Geiger Counter at Pacifica State Beach (Surfers Beach), California."


  • pjrsullivan

    Can we only pray that labor will STRIKE THEM OUT and take control of the issue of money so that we can end this burning out of our environment here?

    Along with despoiling our world with genocide using nuclear technology, they're using our paper to fund wars in 74 nations.

    Must labor not act and STOP THE WAR? Must we not prevent them from taking us back to the pre-industrial age?

    Free energy is understood. It is real. It has been blocked from our world to allow them to finish us off with the nuclear spear. Velocity is a basic technology, though it is of the next higher order. Read about it here: God Bless you all.



  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    These people behind the scenes are leaches and they will not relinquish any control until they have sucked every dollar from us all… 🙁

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Being protected by standing on a metal plate.

    Does that make sense to anyone here?

    I thought steel was one material that became highly radioactive when radiation interacted/passed by…like handrails & ductwork.

  • truthseeker1

    prayer might be effective. In Guatamala where they turned to prayer they got rid of evil peeps and soil renewed to record productivity:

    yt: Transformations 1

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Ahh…a Prayer Plate…now it makes total sense.