Ex-Chief at Fukushima Daiichi bleeding to brain — Undergoes emergency brain hemorrhage surgery — Already suffering from cancer in esophagus

Published: July 30th, 2012 at 6:48 pm ET
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(Subscription Only) Title: Ex-Fukushima plant chief Yoshida suffered bleeding to brain: TEPCO
Source:  Kyodo News
Date: July 30, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant chief Masao Yoshida last week suffered bleeding to the brain and underwent emergency surgery.

“His condition is serious, but there’s no threat to his life and he’s conscious,” Executive Vice President Zengo Aizawa said at a press conference, while refraining from commenting further on Yoshida, who played a key role in handling the nuclear crisis at the plant last year.

Yoshida felt ill last Thursday and was taken to a hospital where he was found to be suffering bleeding to the brain, according to Aizawa.
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Jiji Headline: “Masao Yoshida, Ex-Chief at Fukushima N-Plant, Undergoes Brain Hemorrhage Surgery”

UPDATE: 57-year-old former chief of Fukushima plant had brain hemorrhage after becoming ill while out last Thursday -- "Symptoms are serious" says Tepco -- Hemorrhagic syndromes increased 9-fold after Chernobyl

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50 comments to Ex-Chief at Fukushima Daiichi bleeding to brain — Undergoes emergency brain hemorrhage surgery — Already suffering from cancer in esophagus

  • dka

    my grand mother in Japan also has a stroke.
    It happened several hours after the clouds of dust of radioactive particles arrived in tokyo on the 15/16 March. She had been outside for most of that terrible day.
    I beleive it was caused by radioactive particles that were aborbed by her body all day.
    I am now sure that radioactive particles are also responsible for causing strokes in blood vessels in the brain.
    Does anyone have any data / statistics about this, showing increase of strokes following nuclear accident?


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    • mungo mungo

      how is your grandma now?
      radiation is known to cause vascular problems and strokes…

      Results Overall mean radiation dose (±SD) in units of gray (Gy) was 0.38±0.58 (range: 0–3.5). During the study period, 235 haemorrhagic and 607 ischaemic events were identified. For men, after adjusting for age and concomitant risk factors, the risk of haemorrhagic stroke rose consistently from 11.6 to 29.1 per 10 000 person-years as doses increased from <0.05 to ≥2 Gy (p=0.009). Incidence also rose within the dose range <1 Gy (p=0.004) with no dose threshold. In women, the risk of haemorrhagic stroke rose with increasing radiation exposure but not until doses reached a threshold of 1.3 Gy (95% CI 0.5 to 2.3). Among women, for doses <1.3 Gy, differences in stroke risk were modest (13.5 per 10 000 person-years), while it increased to 20.3 per 10 000 person-years for doses that ranged from 1.3 to <2.2 Gy and to 48.6 per 10 000 person-years for doses that were higher (p=0.002). In both sexes, dose was unrelated to ischaemic stroke.

      Conclusion While the risk of haemorrhagic stroke increases with rising radiation exposure for both sexes, effects in women are less apparent until doses exceed a threshold at 1.3 Gy.


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    • mark_eric

      My partner of 12 years died of a massive stroke Easter Sunday of last year. He was 36. He was HIV+ and had many medical problems in the past, but he had been on an upward swing for several months. We lived in San Francisco, so I don't know for sure (you never do) if Fukushima played a part, but my gut tells me it did.

      I miss him terribly.


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      • Sickputer

        My condolences Mark. I agree he was probably pushed over the edge by fallout, maybe in the air he breathed just a hotspot food or liquid.

        I have been watching the clouds this past weekend and the air inversion is massive with hazy skies over the mountains to my west and south. Socked in once again with nuclear fallout… How bad Is the fallout? Can't trust the government to tell the truth, Radnet is Sadnet. At times the Amarillo Radnet post showed 1,000 CPM, real values were probably twice as high. Now it is shuttered for "maintenance" under the body shop General Atomics Electronic Systems of San Diego. General Atomics is more famous now for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka the killer drones like the Predator. Lots of luck getting those monitoring units back online anytime soon.

        I highly recommend no unnecessary outside activities for the duration of the current emissions from Japan.


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      • Radio VicFromOregon

        I'm so sorry mark_eric….so sorry for both of your pain. That's the low level radiation danger, isn't it? It may not overwhelm a very healthy body all by itself in many cases, but, it will help weaken an already underlying or existing condition in short order. A vascular condition rapidly evolves into a stroke. If someone had a 10% chance of having a stroke, they may now have a 85% chance or higher. We are in such desperate need of an understanding of low level radiation. Understanding the true injury, disease creation, and death toll will end nuclear power production. Just as the world was ignorant and resistant to understanding HIV and AIDS, it is the same for low level radiation.


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  • mungo mungo

    There is emerging evidence of excess risk of cardiovascular disease at low radiation doses in various occupationally exposed groups receiving small daily radiation doses.
    The Japanese A-bomb survivor data implies that cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality contribute similarly to radiogenic risk.
    http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000539


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  • kintaman kintaman

    “but there’s no threat to his life"….they LOVE to say this. Also it is in no way possibly related to radiation contamination. It is impossible of course.


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  • scintillator

    Ugh. My elder brother had one of these while working in the emergency room of a hospital! Had this happened *anywhere* else he would be deader than fried chicken.

    It is called a hemorrhagic stroke and it is brutal. His was a direct result of being under tremendous stress and not taking his high blood pressure meds. Call it a blowout.

    I feel sorry for this man and his family.


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    • richard richard

      I won't be feeling sorry for this man. He and his cohorts have brought poison to the flora and fauna of earth and corruption to human kind. I hope more tepco execs follow the same destiny. Let them all suffer, seriously.


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      • scintillator

        My sorrow for their situation, and particularly that of his family, does not cloud my view of their crimes to Japan the the rest of the planet. Their greed and arrogance has devastated an untold number of lives.

        For me, I trust in the Lord to judge these people appropriately. His vengeance will be perfect, just as in everything else.


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        • richard richard

          Well I don't trust in any mythical lord or bogus vengeance in another dimension. We need to deal with justice and facts in the here and now. Perfect vengeance, what utter bollocks. Make me friggin laugh.

          There needs to be a wake up call, this is not the peace love and mung beans movement of yesteryear. We are not trying to stop a war. We are trying to find survival. And it may take a war to find it.

          I want to be good to the next guy, just like everyone else. But when criminals destroy the flora.fauna.eart and there is no justice being applied then the time for peaceful resolution against organized crime has long past.

          This is not the peace movement. This is a fight for the survival of earth. And your invisible friend does not exist and will not be here to help.


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Vengeance…doesn't sit well in the heart.
            The immediate criticality and dangers brought about…provides the necessity of justice.
            And for those wronged… mercy.


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          • The fool says in his heart there is no God…

            Yoshida should be considered fortunate that his due vengeance is occurring in this life, rather than the next.


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            • richard richard

              the fool is the one who believes in invisible friends.

              the fool is the one who uses 'hope' and 'prayer' as excuses for inaction.

              the fool is the one who thinks that the universe is some great big beaucratic court room, with aids and reporters and lobbyists and accountants and attendants.. for some reason the fool extrapolates their own environment of goverment and big brother and concludes that rest of the universe operates that way.

              the fool is the one who sees that charade and fallacy of our worlds governemtn and yet continues to expect that a larger version of that system will work much better.

              the fool let's people at the top get away with crime and injustice, because they think there is someone with a bigger stick waiting for them. that fool again uses the excuse to expect a 'higher' power to do the work for them, to cover their inaction, laziness and gutlessness.

              you'd best be watching for who you call a fool. you may not like the response.


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              • You instigate trouble every time someone mentions "God". What's the problem? Were you abused by a priest?


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                • richard richard

                  if you can't see the problem bobby1 you are the problem.

                  you friggin called me a fool because i wont believe in your fairytale shyte.

                  you god botherers think everyone should follow your pathetic teddy bear dreams. wake up you fools, there is no friggin almighty that's going to solve your friggin problems. stop being pussies and expecting something else to be the solution for you.

                  it's only your actions that get things done. pssing around with hope and payers and invisible friends – you may as well not bother. get your butts out onto the streets and make some friggin noise. damn pussies.


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                  • wth do you do except attack people with faith, hypocrite.


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                    • richard richard

                      by the way, i didn't 'just startup on god'.

                      i've been keeping quiet as i watch this blog get occasionally peppered with religious comments. i've let them go.

                      scintillator hit on one of my pet hates of religon, leaving the blame and 'justice' to some other dimesnional being.

                      and then scintillator, fllows on with lordy lordy stuff when i question it. then you fire up as well.

                      so, no, i don't start everytime, i've let many go. but if you persist in calling me a fool then expect more bother back.


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                    • I didn't call you a fool, I quoted scripture to that effect.

                      Not that I disagree.


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                    • richard richard

                      and don't call me a hypocrite.

                      i've been out to protests. i go to friends of the earth meetings. i'm trialling a sing eccopella group who sing for environmental causes.

                      i donate to causes and blogs.

                      i get out and tell my friends.

                      hey, i've even written a protest song and made a video clip.

                      and with all of this i've still got more to come.

                      watch who you're calling hypocrite.


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                • Jebus

                  Bobby1
                  LOL, Um, that has nothing to do with a higher power. But, it has everything to do with the fallacy of religion and it's oppressive dogma.

                  I look up on a clear night and I can't deny something greater than man.

                  I was born catholic and I can't deny seeing religion as an oppressive man made dogma.

                  I like to keep them seperated…


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                  • That's what Einstein said, that sense of wonder, if you don't have it, you're as good as dead.

                    I don't believe in manmade dogmas either.


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                  • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

                    I went to church until 15, read the whole book, I now view it as embellished fiction based on a true story. Historians agree that the reference to the red sea was actually a referring to the reed sea. If that happens in translation then there are thousands more miss- translations. If red and reed get lost in translation, then I fear more complicated concepts are way off.


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              • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

                Nice Richard, if we are going to wait for some mythical vengeance for these guys, why do we even have prisons, won't this mythical vengeance happen to all criminals.


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                • richard richard

                  exactly Sharp… why do we have prisons.

                  well, obviously not for the self -righteous and high-appointed, they have some invisible friend that will tally the score and give them a pat on the back and send them to angel school for being of such good overbearing, intervening high-handedness.

                  sure, leave it all for another dimension. let's not care about the flore.fauna.earth in the here and now, they just be trampled on.

                  let's close down the courts, get rid of the police, give champagne and lose women to murderers, because hey, some bigger dude with a white fluffy face will deal with that tabble latter.

                  hahh ahah hahhah ahahh ahahha hahhaha hahha

                  Thanks Sharp. You gave me a laugh.


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                  • Jebus

                    A fool is someone who closes their mind in the absence of proof…

                    Point being, no one alive knows for sure…


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                    • richard richard

                      this garbage just makes me laugh. i've seen you apply better thought processes then that before Jebus.

                      i can tell you for sure.. where is this hand of god in the most apocolyptic event known. if he hasn't turned up for 9/11 or 3/11 then where is he. Apparently parting the Nile was important to save a few thousand, so what about this time around.. can't we just part the Pacific a little.

                      ah, but you see.. these christians want armageddon, then they can justify their fairytale beliefs. well, damn the desire for armageddon, i say there goes the fool.


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                    • Blah, blah, I want armageddon, what crap.


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                    • Jebus

                      richard
                      You'll note, if you comprehend what I said, that not once did I mention God…

                      Assumptions are always biased…

                      No one alive knows either way for sure…


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              • scintillator

                Ya see Richard,

                There was a time in my life that I did take vengeance on my enemies. With violent, very dark prejudice.

                But then I was changed. :-)

                The only reason I don't do it now is because God's word says to hold back. He will take care of it. Do I still have the urge? Sure. Daily. Particularly to smartass liberal guys who need an attitude adjustment.

                But I keep it in check. It is like taking a backpack off. I just don't obsess over it any longer.

                Like any other sane human being, I am most certainly pissed off at what has taken place in Japan. Do I want to see the perps held to account? You bet. Do I think it will happen in this lifetime? No way. These are all made men.

                But do I take even the slightest sense of pleasure (as you seem to) at the news that the former head of the facility is stricken with throat cancer then dropped with a stroke? Not in the slightest.

                Yea, this multidimensional being stuff is not for everyone. One of the points where I see some confusion on your part is that YOU think WE chose to believe in God. WRONG.

                While everybody knows the real truth (including you, despite your protests), He chooses us.

                See Ya.


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                • richard richard

                  frig off with the bollocks 'He chooses us' .. make me laugh. you get brainwashed, that's what happens.

                  [REMOVED: PERSONAL ATTACK]

                  [From admin: This thread is a good example why OT religious discussion and personal attacks were stopped in the first place. I'll probably just leave it up and link people here in the future.]


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                  • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

                    Richard, once they have been saved, there is no reason to argue with them. I lived in Salt Lake City for 23 years and the mormons were at my door nearly daily, trying to save me too.


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                    • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

                      When the last synaptic functions stop, they will not even know they were wrong, HELL they will not even know they are dead, the off switch precludes any further thought of the matter. The only heaven is in the functioning minds who miss them.


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  • scintillator

    Per my comment above, he was also only 48 at the time!


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Generally, the layman's term "bleeding to the brain" indicates a cranial aneurysm, not a clot (stroke). Aneurysms are generally caused by plaque irritating the artery or vein. Magnetic flux generally has more potential in causing/contributing to aneurysms than radiation. It could well have been long term exposure to the magnetic fields of the generators that contributed to any ballooning and bursting of the cranial arteries.

    Keep in mind that radiation isn't the only invisible danger present in nuclear power plants.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Hemorrhage is also indicated as one of the symptoms of acute radiation sickness.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_poisoning


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's a mixed bag..isn't it?
    We have someone that has the public attention…yet is underplaying the situation.
    And so it goes…


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  • bc

    Hello ALL, I dont know what the fuck to say. Maybe thank you everyone who wants to know and share the truth. There is no hope if the people cant put aside petty differences and stand together.

    Bobby, richard , scintillator Your alright!


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  • teamplayer

    Sigh….
    I thought religious discussions were off-limits for this site.
    I appreciate reading all of the thoughtful comments here regarding nuclear issues, but when the conversation turns to religion, it is a giant turn-off for me.


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  • bc

    Nothing drives people apart like religion


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  • bc

    Off Topic but relevant. As a gardener I work outside. One place that I work is a mass planting of lavender, every year pruning it I work around hundreds if not thousands of bees, this year maybe 20 bees. Wasps have always been a problem for me, this year I have seen many nests start and then they are abandoned the two nests that did take off have stopped growing and are not busy at all. If what appears to be happening is actually happening I'm dead.


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  • bc

    Pity. I wont be able to pay my taxes


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  • bc

    whatever it takes I guess. I'm an outcast in my neighbourhood trying to warn people. Stupid fucking Zombies, Only a matter of time till it happens here. 1000 cpm in the rain on occasion in Victoria BC, don't worry though it's normal. WHO CARES? the olympics are on.


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