Former chief of Fukushima nuclear plant dead from cancer at 58 years old — Tepco: Not related to radioactive exposure

Published: July 9th, 2013 at 8:43 am ET
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NHK WORLD, July 9, 2013: The former head of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has died of esophageal cancer. [...] [Masao Yoshida] was 58 years old. [...] He left the post in December [2011] after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. In July 2012, he had surgery after a brain hemorrhage. [...] Yoshida said knowledge should be gathered from around the world to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant [...]

Bloomberg: [...] Yoshida thought several times that workers at the plant were going to perish, he told reporters who visited the Fukushima station on Nov. 12, 2011, the Mainichi newspaper reported. Yoshida had thought plant operators might completely lose control as the meltdowns accelerated, he told reporters. [...] “He was such a born leader that his subordinates were ready to die alongside him,” said Ryusho Kadota, who interviewed Yoshida and other members of the Fifty for his book “The Man Who Stared Down Death.” “If Yoshida hadn’t been plant manager, Tokyo would be a no-man’s land right now.”

Wall St. Journal: [...] A Tepco spokesman said Mr. Yoshida had been exposed to approximately 70 millisieverts of radiation following the March 11 disaster, but cited his doctors as saying it would take at least five years for the effects of radiation to develop into a cancer. “We believe that the possibility of radiation having had an effect on his illness was very low,” he said. [...] [Journalist Ryusho Kadota] recalled how during an interview last year, Mr. Yoshida told him that he believed the disaster would have expanded to a scale “10 times that of Chernobyl” if they hadn’t worked to prevent it from worsening.

See also: Fukushima Boss after 3/11: "It's awful, awful... No. 3 reactor just blew, probably a steam explosion" -- Steam explosion, not hydrogen? Reactor blew up, not reactor building? (VIDEO)

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79 comments to Former chief of Fukushima nuclear plant dead from cancer at 58 years old — Tepco: Not related to radioactive exposure

  • nedlifromvermont

    Hero or goat? As we recall Yoshida's heroic actions to regain 'control' of this totally unnecessary ELE … we are reminded that it was also Yoshida who personally rejected pleas to improve tsunami defenses at the Fukushima #1 site … (No biggy?)

    And we are reminded that his advice to "gather knowledge from around the world to stabilize the site" seems to have gone largely unheeded …

    And we are reminded that places like Turkey Point in Homestead, Florida, should be immediately shut down and defueled, while we can still gain access to a site in danger of being stranded by ocean level rise ….

    But that would cost some Florida Yoshida hero/goat a bonus check, and so we decide, by default, to risk all of Florida, the Caribbean and points east, west, north and south to high level nuclear contamination …. FOR WHAT???

    A little more change in Mr. Morgan's pocket? The bulbous-nosed egomaniac is dead these ninety-five years!!! The JP Morgans of today don't need extra coddling. Shut them all down, now, you electro-mechanical-bogus scientist-engineering Meatheads. Game over, nuclear power lost. But, oh yeah, we still need to evacuate, because some idiotic Howard Shaeffer thinks these atomic wastes will be oh so valuable someday … what a waste of carbon!

    peace …


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  • hbjon hbjon

    This is huge. Criticism of Tepco needs to be toned down because this man sacrificed his life for the mitigating efforts early on. He was one of the heros and did what he could do under the circumstances. God bless your soul Mr. Yoshida. You were a great man.


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      Sorry, but TEPCO's account balance approached zero some time ago.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      agreed hbjon. I don't know enough of this man's life to say if he was or wasn't a 'good' man. What I do know, it's a crime that any human being has to prematurely lose their life in sacrifice to this deadly technology. Blessings and peace to him, on his return to the goddess…


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      • hbjon hbjon

        I know enough. I'll say it again. You were a great man Mr. Yoshida. Thanks for your heroic deeds at a time you could have ran like all the others who now sit behind a keyboard sipping on a latte spouting insults at you. You ran into the jaws of the monster to protect all of us and we are forever thankful.


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        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          He apparently did the right thing when he needed to. He can never be called a coward.

          Unlike so many in charge these days.


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          • hbjon hbjon

            It is just sickening to think of all the people trying to protect the golden egg crapping evil goose that assaults and kills off good folks all over the world with it's invisible, odorless, concentrated, carcinogenic, multi-isotope emissions. We can't even celebrate the mans achievements properly because of the classified nature this matter has. It's maddening that it must be this way. Now is the time to vent.


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        • HoTaters

          At least he didn't run and hide like some of the (other) cowards. He earned my respect for at least attempting to do something to lessen the scale of the disaster.


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      • Fall out man!

        I take it that he was the man who ignored orders from head office not to pump sea water into the reactors to cool them. As it happened, it is thought that pumping in sea water averted an even worse disaster and for doing that he was originally a hero. However, he was plant manager before the melt throughs and at least one small nuclear explosion (which he denied in his last interview). There was tremendous corruption at the plant over the years, with appalling breaches of their own written safety standards. Enenews has published interviews with whistle blowers over time who had taken TEPCO to task. Presumably this guy was in charge during part of that? Or did he just suddenly turn up right before the disaster? If he were tried for the corruption that went on before the disaster, he would be in jail now. Note also, it was not the Tsunami that caused the melt down, but the earthquake. The Tsunami made it worse to be sure, but before the Tsunami had hit, radiation alarms were going off a kilometre away and desperate workers were scrambling over fences and running for their lives. Pipes split apart in the poorly maintained plant with faked safety records that employed yakuza supplied "street labour" , disposable workers exposed to deadly radiation levels even when the plant was operating normally. What kind of inhuman scum would do that?
        Well, I'll tell you. The kind of inhuman filth that TECO now paint as a hero. Great PR for TEPCO and its corrupt leadership.


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        • irhologram

          Fall out man! RE: radiation alarms were going off a kilometre away and desperate workers were scrambling over fences and running for their lives.

          Was there an incident report on that as to what actually had been disrupted? Is it an assumption that the radiation came from the plant, or are we to know the actual damage? Where, exactly, was the breach? What some here are beginning to realize is I always ask questions. Asking them doesn't mean I have an agenda. It means I ask all possible questions in order to isolate what's left after all possibilities are shot down. I know. It's outdated Socratic method (and he died for it.). It's a really free idea, though: "The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates. …rubbed off on me early on.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Kudos to the deceased. But hjon, actually it means that criticism of TEPCO needs to be stepped up, not toned down! They are telling the public that radiation probably had NOTHING to do with his death.

      He was also on site. Sometimes corporate overlords are the MOST irresponsible because they are not there facing the dangers personally. This man was right on site.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Journalist Ryusho Kadota] recalled how during an interview last year, Mr. Yoshida told him that he believed the disaster would have expanded to a scale “10 times that of Chernobyl”

    "if they hadn’t worked to prevent it from worsening."

    How so?..what efforts kept it from worsening?
    Were these efforts..really effectual?
    Or just part of the ruse…in an effort to make it look like they did something effective against..a situation in which no human effort is or will be eFfective?


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      "if they hadn’t worked to prevent it from worsening."

      Perhaps there's a clue there. Could he have been referring to the international regard of Japan?

      Trending positive when evidence of the learning curve is worn reluctantly, wouldn't you say?


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    • ion jean ion jean

      Dr. Chris Busby states that Fuku IS over ten times worse than Chernobyl. Lauren Moret has found the peer reviewed studies to confirm that ALL cancer is caused by free radical damage and the majority of human exposure to these IS Ionizing Radiation.

      Just new lies from TEPCO. Why haven't they all been shut out of this game yet? Do TPTB want the whole Pacific contaminated? The atmosphere of half the planet contaminated more than it already is with radioisotopes that silently fall to earth, bind to soil particles where we grow our food?

      People. Need to revolt against this Invisible Threat…


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  • weeman

    Mr. Yoshida there's is one more thing you can do from the grave, donate your body to science and let see how much damage from radiation you received, he was a hero and did not leave his post, he may have made mistakes but his colors do not run and that is to be appreciated, especially since he knew he was in mortal danger. I saulate you, should be a state funeral.


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  • Trawling4Trolls

    If there's one thing modern Japanese wear it's the awareness that money has corrupted their culture.

    Yoshida's attempts to stabilize the meltdown mess is upfront evidence of the learning curve.
    You will see that in ex-SKF's publishing of the transcripts of communications in the early days after 3/11.

    Martyrs for the Monied does not sit well in Yoshida's face.

    Season's first saury catch unloaded in Hokkaido
    ".. at a port in Kushiro City, 5.2 tons of saury were unloaded on Tuesday– far more than the first haul last year at 0.8 tons.

    Fishermen said they found a large school of saury east of the local coasts."

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130709_26.html
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Kushiro&country=JP


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  • Replacant Replacant

    "his doctors as saying it would take at least five years for the effects of radiation to develop into a cancer" and yet it took 2 and a half.

    There seems to be the idea from the government that in Japan the effects of radiation are lessened because they increased exposure rates. Somehow biology didnt get that memo and everyone in Japan and in the Pacific region will start to get "rare" cancers and die. Each week we come here and note how little the world cares or notices and even when a key player in the initial disaster has died of cancer it doesnt crack the headlines.


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      A religion of belligerent Ignorance is being waged upon the world.


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    • SO many lies, piled on top of previous lies.. hard to keep track of them all.

      The foundation lie is that FUKU is ONLY 10% of Chernobyl.. Lie #1.

      Lie #2; #3 was purely a hydrogen explosion like all the rest..

      Lie #3 FUKU is in cold shutdown, and they are 'decommissioning' it, just a normal operating plant that is now shut off and cold.

      Lie #4 Only a couple of reactors burped minor amounts of radiation and then only for about ten days. There were no fires, no meltdowns, no melt throughs. There was no further radiation release after that.

      Start with those lies, and then you figure out exposure rates from there. That is how they estimated what he 'got' as a present.

      Of course, the reality is MUCH different. So he died much more quickly.

      And so it goes. And that is why the kids are developing health problems and cancers twice as fast as those around Chernobyl… no mystery there…

      Bottom line; huge coverup, huge denial, huge consequences.


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "Each week we come here and note how little the world cares or notices and even when a key player in the initial disaster has died of cancer it doesn't crack the headlines."

      Au contraire, Replacant. This headline from the Drudge Report, linking to a large story in the UK Telegraph, along with Bloomberg and the WSJ mentioned above (all large internationally read non-Japanese news outlets):

      'Fukushima nuclear plant boss dies of cancer…'

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10168633/Former-Fukushima-nuclear-plant-boss-dies-of-cancer.html

      There are many people, many important people, in many different industries/occupations that fully understand what is going on in Japan, and the rest of the world, with this continuous release of lethal radiation. 2 1/2 years on, it's getting harder and harder to hide it.

      I don't want anyone here to think none of their work over the last two years has been wasted. We are all the vanguard of what will soon be impossible to hide. There are no cowards at Enenews – other than the trolls.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        I should have mentioned that the Drudge Report is the highest viewed news site in the world, breaking all viewer records on a regular basis.

        People are seeing this story.


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        • Fall out man!

          Thanks for a bit of positive news there Time Is Short. It is good to hear that at least some people are waking up to just how much damage the nuke power industry is doing to ordinary people.


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          • HoTaters

            I wrote COUNTLESS posts to Drudge, trying to get the Drudge Report to cover the Fukushima "accident" and ongoing problems there. At last, he is/they are finally beginning to cover it.

            Sent many, many "news tips" posts to them, with links to articles from Enenews.com and elsewhere.

            Glad to see what we've been saying here is finally being noticed. And many thanks to Admin.


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  • This death and an untold number of others will go 'officially' uncounted. :(

    The DNA destroying Nuclear Industry will keep on saying "the probability is low". It will be repeated along with "there is no immediate concern".

    IMO – Thanks to the triple meltdown(s) at Fukushima the probability is 'astronomically high' and becoming 'more concerning' with each passing day.


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  • Proton

    The same "normal" cancer that has killed so many millions and will kill so many more in the years to come


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    • hbjon hbjon

      Heed this well. The pawns of the death machine business will use the misdiagnosis as a means to their evil ends. But why they couldn't get their pawn to officially declare it was stress or eggs that did him in escapes me. He was a Japanese untouchable. That is why we got the truth. Thanks to Enenews.


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      • We Not They Finally

        Then again, when someone is obviously deathly ill, it is harder to use him as a pawn, yes? He obviously had to have known what caused his cancer, ad he would have had no appetite to mislead the public when on his death bed.


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  • or-well

    There clearly is No Imminent Threat
    - when you're dead -
    if the corpse is disposed of correctly, that is,
    so that gives NITCO a new spin-off biz!
    No Imminent Threat Co is pleased to announce
    a new way to handle those who've passed on -
    our Post-Life Reprocessing Burial Dome!
    It's an affordable unit all can own
    and saves the cost of Funeral Homes!
    It's easy to set up in a spare room!
    Comes with bacteria and spores of mushrooms
    bio-engineered to eat those who've met doom!
    Your loved one becomes a small pile of black dust!
    The dome collapses for shipment to us!
    Then we blast it and others into Outer Space!
    No muss! No fuss! No isotopes!
    Help revitalise Space Industry on the ropes!
    That's NITCO – Solution Provider For A Hot Corpse!


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      One of NITCO's early products was the "Get Over Yourself" rejoinder to any inquiries. Don't that beat/tell all! hahaha

      "a new spin-off biz!
      No Imminent Threat Co is pleased to announce
      a new way .."


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      • or-well

        Actually, NITCO's first product mentioned here was 25 Feb 2012, on a thread about a photographer visiting Fukushima.

        "Visit the island of Honshu, Japan,
        on our Adventure Holiday Plan!
        Destination: the region once named Tohoku,
        since Fuku renamed Dead Region No-go-to!"
        etc., etc., etc.

        I don't understand your post.
        Could be I'm stupid.
        Could be you're enigmatic.
        Could be something else.


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        • Trawling4Trolls

          No Imminent Threat Co is a definite trolling function. I prefer to keep them at arm's length.

          I used to run up against that "Get Over Yourself" stuff on other sites from people who were excusing govt. malfeasance.

          I took it to understand at the time that it was common transfer amongst themselves in the military. I can hear it implied in all of their moments .. in the Navy, especially.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Another early death, thanks to nuclear.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Hate to see anyone die from cancer but then there have been many of millions of humans and animals suffering and dying from cancer since 1945 all over the world.

    Sadly there now will be many many more in the near future thanks to these recent meltdowns.

    The Russians have a great idea!

    Sure it is and I think its time to ban all nuclear anywhere on this planet.
    http://news.yahoo.com/why-floating-nuclear-power-plants-might-actually-good-185900472.html


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  • Masao Yoshida, was a hero because he disobeyed direct orders from the Japanese Prime minister and Heads of Tepco to not use sea water for cooling melted reactors. He was onsight and in control of the staff who slowed the uncontrolled reaction down. He realized that the situation was that desperate to warrant seawater entering the system. If he was given his tribute, it would only garner more attention to the ongoing disaster. TEPCO can only buy doctors opinions. Bottom line is he was exposed to more radiation then normal and died of cancer. Still, Tepco/Japanese government are off the hook for Workers Compensation and deny radiation was even a partial effect to Masao Yoshida's early demise.


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      The injustice done to him was the need placed upon him to not let the world know his bosses were psychopaths.

      The Japanese are letting their culture kill them.


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      • Fall out man!

        Only his bosses were psychopaths? He was in charge of the plant, a plant famous for its corruption, disregard for the lives of its workers and constant coverups of safety problems. He was the man in charge on the ground. If his bosses were psychos in suits, he was the hit man on the ground.


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        • We Not They Finally

          Yet when crisis hit, he stayed, took it deadly serious and did what he could. We don't know all the history there. There could have been MANY employees disturbed at how things were run, but the social and financial sanctions for whistleblowing were way too high. Not sure we would handle it better in the States. We're had tons of crises here that were avoidable. Sometimes people just learn too late.


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      • We Not They Finally

        In a sense, I guess that their ABUSE of cultural norms is killing them. But when everyone is dead, it won't matter what their culture WAS. It's like wildly defending picture frames in a museum when all the artwork in them has been stolen.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I know lets all change the name of "CANCER" to "FUKUSHIMA"!

    Then all the little children can say..I beat "FUKUSHIMA".. in the future.

    They can do this while they are in the hospital enduring all the inconveniences with many tubes running down their throats and/or while taking chemo! Yummy…

    No matter the hospitals are now making bank and Obamacare and his energy policies will be keeping those cancer dollars rolling in for many years into the future!
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/12-old-ohio-state-fan-names-cancer-michigan-131453358.html

    Such a nice story.. that should not exist in the first place….where are my red pills?

    Has anyone seen my Redpills?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Sad! This poor kid and millions of other humans and animals are now considered… Guinea Pigs!


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  • Noah

    Bucky Ball Creation

    Yoshida must share the responsibility for shooting salt water onto the spent fuel pools. As we now know, this action is the primary reason behind the creation of Fukushima Bucky Balls(FBB). FBB accelerates the appearance of cancer, instead of years, it takes only months to cross the sub-clinical threshold to become detectable. The speed that FBB travels, as well as the speed in which it causes disease is astounding. I estimate based on cases I have followed that serious/critical effects appear five to ten times faster than with non carbon encased particles. In this regard the 311 event is 10 times worst than the Belarus event. The salt water cooling solution ensured this fact.

    A new branch of chemistry must emerge to understand this composite carbon encased particle and its properties and behavior. It will take decades for bio science to begin to comprehend the cellular effects of the FBB.

    To rule out radiological causes in Yoshida's death, because of the speed in which cancer appeared, is a clear diagnostic error based on old pre-311 clinical data. Speedkill is rather the hallmark of the newly created FBB and its daughter co-products.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Interesting that TEPCO even speculated how much radiation the man was exposed to. Even 70 millisieverts is 70 times the yearly dose considered "safe" for humans. This was not even a whole year. And generally TEPCO's estimates can be multiplied by ten. He was "nuked" for sure.

    And how come the same person with esophageal cancer ALSO has a brain hemorrhage? What other symptoms are in his medical records? And how have the people working alongside been doing?

    And the thing about how long it takes for cancer to develop? The Fukushima kids showed up with thyroid cancer in just two years instead of 4-5 like in Chernobyl.

    In any case, he sounds like a brave man and condolences to his family.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Trawling4Trolls.. what did you think of that there expanding theory?


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  • Since week one I have been saying that unless TEPCO is removed from this scene completely, the situation at Fukushima Dai Ichi will not improve as needed. To allow the same clowns that effectively would have doomed us all to continue the clean-up is preposterous. In Chernobyl, the Soviet Government probably did the only good thing it ever did: Committed itself to stopping the release of rampant Nuclear radiation by sending in 800,000 soldiers as human robots to clean up. Yes, it cost the lives of many Russians, but they knew what had to be done. TEPCO has not got a clue except how to deposit money in the bank. They (TEPCO higher ups) have probably figured out how to make money from this disaster, miscreants that they are. One more time: GET TEPCO OUT!


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    • hbjon hbjon

      Again. It is not a contest to see who can Rage against the dying of the light the best. As we have learned, there is no proper way to handle a complete meltdown and melt through. Chernobyl has arguably killed millions, and continues to release the worst toxins known to man. You just don't read about it on the front page of the newspaper. The unthinkable has happened. Does that mean we should stop thinking about it? Understand the nature of the substances involved, then you become immune to the foolish sound bites that are created to distract and disguise. Mr. Yoshida could not give instructions to his 50 heros with a respirator on. He had to take it off and expose himself.


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    • They might not have been as altruistic as all that…

      They were desperate for electricity.

      After ONE reactor at the facility blew, they kept the second one running, non stop, RIGHT NEXT DOOR.

      Instead of closing the whole place down and covering it all with cement, they kept it open and running the whole time, despite INTENSE radiation.

      It is still running today. People go to work in this high level nuclear radiation zone, right next door.

      They are even planning on building another dozen or so right down the road, so they can make money from electricity exportation.

      Crazy is as crazy does.

      Loonie tunes is playing on the radio…

      Who will be sitting in the chair when the music stops playing?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I guess you did not watch the youtube on the Expanding Earth Theory?


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      I assume you're referring to Neal Adams?

      Heh! The guy's a straight-out skullf*kker! He foucuses on continental landmasses after claiming the pacific fit is exact. Doesn't feel to include simultaneous view of the other hemisphere opposite Gondwanaland ?? It would be pure ocean.

      Another one of these clowns who take a scientific hypothesis and belligerently demand a charismatic following of you?

      Joke.

      I'll file him under Unstable Earth Confusionista.


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  • ML

    Esophageal cancer is linked to radiation exposure. "Overall, our results based on the Semipalatinsk historical cohort indicate an association between fallout exposure and the risk of esophagus cancer that should be further investigated." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17133729/?i=2&from=/16187743/related
    People of the Semipalatinsk region were exposed to external and internal radiation doses mainly due to local fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing (1949-1962).
    So do we have to prove this over and over again before believing that Mr. Yoshida's demise from esophageal cancer was alarmingly hastened by the degree of his radiation exposure?


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    He died really soon. Those downwind should be concerned.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Every time a title goes out like this..perpetuates a lie.

    Japanese ‘hero’ who saved Fukushima plant from total meltdown dies of cancer

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-hero-who-saved-fukushima-plant-from-total-meltdown-dies-of-cancer-8698357.html

    He did no such thing..
    Full melt-down was occurring..full melt-down has occurred.


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      PS.No one should expect this to be acceptable to me.


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      • We Not They Finally

        Well, it was not just melt-DOWNS (which can still be in containment.) It was melt-THROUGHS which (apparently) means no containment and no technology to stem the ongoing damage. So the news article was double lies.

        Nevertheless, he gave his life from out of desperately trying to do SOMETHING. It should be an object lesson for them all. The TEPCO people left are effectively doing NOTHING but bad PR.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    So you do not think the Earth is expanding? Gee, I thought it was the only theory that made any sense.


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  • The Blue Light.

    I am so tired of hearing this "No provable link to radiation or radioactive particle ingestion", it's total bullshit. As an insider I can tell you, without fear of contradiction, that they know this is a lie. I witnessed 4 above ground tests, during which I removed 8 sets of under wing sampling filters. Later on, during the early underground testing program I was tasked with monitoring the escape of fission products through fissures that had opened up and more often from the failed seals. I have had tumours removed from my bladder, upper and lower intestines, stomach and throat. Annoyingly the one in my lung cannot be removed as it has spread to other areas. I know in myself what caused this, some might say I deserve it for my part in building and designing the US/UK deterrent. I feel as I write this that this might be my last post so I would like to thank the many people I have met on this wonderful forum, Anne, sally, Ned, the Doc and too many more to list. Remember, don't stop the good fight, we WILL win in the end. They cannot defend the indefensible forever.
    I have arranged for my body to be analysed by a professor friend of mine for traces of nuclides. The results will be released to more than twenty environmental groups.
    I wish you all a long and exciting life and I thank you all for helping to open this old man's eyes.

    – The Blue Light -


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    • or-well

      @ The Blue Light,
      thru tears I offer you what little I have.

      Kindness, Love, and Compassion still endure within most of Humanity.
      That so many cannot grasp the fullness of the crimes committed against us speaks to our innate and humane sanity. It's a small minority we rage against. However they are defined, they are few in comparison to the many.

      In the broadest sense of these words, I say that evil must always fear good, as it is puny measured against the truth of compassion, against the abundance of life and beauty on this planet and the goodness within most human hearts.

      Surrender to hopelessness and despair even in extremes of calamity is not our nature; history and the present show this. Resignation and surrender are what some try (and have tried) to condition us to. They are weapons wielded against us.

      Children ARE the future, the reason to fight, the reason we'll win and no few inhumane predators can in the end overcome.

      Thank you, The Blue Light, for all your contributions that have helped open others eyes.


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    • VanneV anne

      TY, Blue Light, I am heartbroken to have to watch my family and loved ones die terrible deaths that didn't have to come about. It is Fukushima and enenews.com and all the bloggers and contributors from all over the world that are bringing us the education and the truth.

      The first casualty from the Santa Susanna meltdown I had to watch was my beloved grandmother.

      May you find peace and God's blessing.


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  • Would not be surprising if he got buried in a lead lined coffin.

    Of course, nothing to do with radiation.. he just wanted it that way.


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  • Fall out man!

    Well, if I'm wrong, tell me. I know nothing about the guy, other than he happened to be in charge when the years of corruption finally caught up with the plant. Perhaps he was only recently appointed there. That said, with so much corruption, would they employ an honest man to preside over it? And would a man with a conscience even consider taking the plant on? I'd like to be wrong on this. So tell me if I am.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Whether he arrived there as an honest person or not, he STAYED when deadly danger struck and at least tried to do SOMETHING. Maybe it was the wrong thing, and obviously it was too little too late. It just took some guts to not jump ship. TEPCO wanted him to jump ship.

    I think the man should be honored and his death INVESTIGATED MEDICALLY. By the way, note that he also suffered a BRAIN HEMMORAGE which had no direct relationship to his cancer, but may have come from a common cause — excessive radiation! If he has not been cremated, he should be autopsied for sure.


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