Former top Japan nuclear official appalled by his new findings: Iodine-133 likely a major contributor to thyroid dose after Fukushima — Much bigger health concern than I-131 (VIDEO)

Published: February 13th, 2012 at 10:57 am ET


Title: Arnold Gundersen with the first 2012 Fukushima update
Source: If You Love This Planet Radio with Dr. Helen Caldicott
Date: Feb. 11, 2011

This week Dr Caldicott receives another update on Fukushima from nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen. After this conversation, we hear another excerpt of Dr. Caldicott’s lecture at a conference on Chernobyl in Berlin in 2011. […]

Transcript Excerpt 16:40 in

Dr. [Genn] Saji who used to work for the regulator [former Secretariat of Japan’s Nuclear Safety], now he’s a retired independent consultant, just finished some calculations on the airborne gases that left the reactor in the first day or two, and it’s not iodine-131 that he was tracking.

He was tracking iodine-133, which is a much bigger health concern, but it’s got like a two day half, so it disappears in a week or two so nobody had a chance to check.

But when the kids absorbed it into their thyroid, it likely was a major contributor to thyroid dose that went totally undetected by the system because by the time authorities got around to looking it was gone.

He said he was appalled by the calculations he did that indicate very high thyroid doses from 133 iodine. […]

It’s neglected in any calculations the Japanese gov’t is doing.

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Published: February 13th, 2012 at 10:57 am ET


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9 comments to Former top Japan nuclear official appalled by his new findings: Iodine-133 likely a major contributor to thyroid dose after Fukushima — Much bigger health concern than I-131 (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    Probably what blew my nose out the first week…exploded blood vessels in my nose. Never had a nosebleed before in my life until Reactor 3 blew and the debris crossed America.

    How many of you know people and children who had unexplained nosebleeds?

    • sophiesChoice

      My pregnant wife has been getting them every few days. I've never been so stressed out /worried in my life.

      F you Fuku!

  • StillJill StillJill

    StillJill has! (And,…I've seen a few children with them,…with my own eyes)

  • StillJill StillJill

    SP. I SAW what blew over in March and April,….in my dogs! They got ALL symptoms within days or hours! Sores, hair (coats- BLEW OUT), blood tinged VIOLENT vomiting and crapping,…and they were FREAKED out sick! Hid under beds,…laid there other times as though they were dead! They cried, moaned, panted,….it was FUKUSHIMA in an info-mercial,….just for me! 🙁 (Then they went to the hospital for a week!)

    For me,…'IT' took a little longer to show up. My nose was bleeding and making sores within about five or six days. How they, my dogs, have survived, is way beyond me. I thank God for it however!

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Glad to hear your dogs are better SJ. This is gonna end bad for us all. But I'll fight til my dying day AGAINST NUCLEAR. We all will. Too bad it took a MAJOR MELTDOWN IN JAPAN for many of us to wake up.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Thanks Whoopie! I am too. They are my 'undercover dogs', with me night and day. They know when I'm having epileptic seizures even,…keeping me awake until 'we' alert someone. They even lick my tears. Remarkable God-like creatures-to be sure.

  • Whoopie Whoopie


    Be like a postage stamp…
    stick to one thing till you get there
    (shutting Nuclear DOWN).
    Josh Billings 1818 – 1885

    ♥ We Are The Media Now ♥

  • Bobby1

    The CTBTO reading for iodine-135 on March 15-16 was 370,000 mBq, while iodine-131 was 15,000. They retroactively scrubbed this reading later ("instrument failure").

    Add up the I-135, I-133, I-131, and yes, I-129, and you have a thyroid disease pandemic (which is just getting started).