FOX News – Report: Japan failing at health checks for Fukushima workers — “TV says things are fine at Fukushima; They’re not” (AUDIO)

Published: November 27th, 2012 at 8:49 am ET
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Title: Report: Japan Failing At Health Checks For Fukushima Workers
Source: FOX News Radio
Author: Alastair Wanklyn
Date: Nov. 27, 2012

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Authorities here in Japan have over-emphasized reports saying the radiation is safe, doing few health checks on workers like those trying to stabilize the Fukushima power plant.

FOX News Radio

That is according to U.N. rights investigator Anand Grover, speaking 11 days after touring the fallout zone here. […] One crane operator there recently telling FOX News Radio, “Japanese television says things are fine at Fukushima; They’re not.”

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Published: November 27th, 2012 at 8:49 am ET
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22 comments to FOX News – Report: Japan failing at health checks for Fukushima workers — “TV says things are fine at Fukushima; They’re not” (AUDIO)

  • Mack Mack

    Things may not be "fine" anywhere anymore.

    Radiation levels on the rise?

    In the book "Nuclear Roulette" it says this:

    "Meanwhile, the NRC has found another way to downplay radiation risks—by increasing the estimate of 'background radiation.'

    The NRC has upped its assessment of 'normal' radiation several times, most recently from 360 millirem to 620 millirem."

    NOTE: Why would the NRC DOUBLE radiation limits?

    Because "background radiation" has doubled from nuclear pollution?

    ———————-
    Source: Page 58
    "Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth" Gar Smith

    Highly recommend this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Nuclear-Roulette-Dangerous-Energy-Source/dp/160358434X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354027007&sr=8-1&keywords=nuclear+roulette

  • ML

    “Over one third of the energy produced in most nuclear power plants comes from plutonium. It is created in the reactor as a by-product.
    Plutonium has occurred naturally, but except for trace quantities it is not now found in the Earth's crust.
    There are several tons of plutonium in our biosphere, a legacy of atmospheric weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s.” (This is from pronuclear site at:http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf15.html even before Fukushima.)
    (In our biosphere MEANS SEVERAL TONS ON THE EARTH’S SURFACE, IN THE WATER AND IN THE ATMOSPHERE as a legacy of atmospheric weapons testing. But the Earth's crust only has trace amounts.)

    Contrast this with the following EPA statement.

  • ML

    More from EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/radionuclides/plutonium.html#change
    Exposure to Plutonium
    How does plutonium get into the environment?
    Plutonium was dispersed world wide from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons conducted during the 1950s and ‘60s. The fallout from these tests left very low concentrations of plutonium in soils around the world.

    Nuclear weapons production and testing facilities (Hanford, WA; Savannah River, GA; Rocky Flats, CO; and The Nevada Test Site, in the United States, and Mayak and Semi Plafinsk in the former Soviet Union), also released small amounts. Some releases have occurred in accidents with nuclear weapons, the reentry of satellites that used Pu-238, and from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident.

    SO SEVERAL TONS IN THE BIOSPHERE CONVERTS TO VERY LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF PLUTONIUM IN SOILS AROUND THE WORLD.
    I guess if you uniformly distributed it, it would mostly go into the oceans, and only leave trace amounts in soils?
    HELP!!!!!

    • JustmeAlso

      ''Nowadays, the radioactivity is so miniscule that it is difficult to distinguish from trace amounts (including plutonium) of radioactivity caused by worldwide fallout from atmospheric (as opposed to underground) atomic-bomb tests that were conducted around the world in past decades, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s.''

      (RERF formerly known as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission)
      http://www.rerf.jp/general/qa_e/qa12.html

  • JustmeAlso

    ''Following Japan visit, UN expert stresses need for monitoring effects of nuclear radiation on people''
    https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43599&Cr=nuclear&Cr1=

    Just twenty two days ago there was this story:
    ''Nuclear power safer now with new measures following Fukushima Daiichi accident – UN official''
    https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43416&Cr=iaea&Cr1=

    • JustmeAlso

      Typo of the day? (under the second link):

      '' 5 November 2012 – A year after reporting on the devastation caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the world body’s Member States today that nuclear power is safer than before the disaster.''

      the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency??

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Not a typo at all. The IAEA shills the nuclear industry under the guise of a UN organization concerned about people (people: otherwise known as bi-pedal radiation absorption units to the UN). The IAEA and their cronies in the World Health Organization will have to defend themselves in the Hauge someday. Well, maybe in my dreams…

        Aside from some insignificant bureaucratic nonsense, the IAEA (and NRC, for that matter) have done absolutely nothing of substance as a result of Fukushima. It was a nice opportunity to polish up the propaganda machine and identify potential information leaks. Other than that, Fukushima information was – and remains – well censored and filtered.

        We can chew on whatever scraps of information we have here, but most people will NOT come to dig through the ENENews archives years from now. When there's another meltdown in the U.S., they'll tune in to CNN, FOX or whatever who will dutifully quote official IAEA tripe and use the newest NRC average background radiation levels of 1400 mRem for any comparisons. See how it works now?

        • JustmeAlso

          @PavewayIII,
          It boils down to management of the utmost worst kind ever!!!

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            Isn't 'management' old-school? I thought it changed to 'leaders' and now they want to be thought of as 'teammates'.

            Psychopaths eventually produce psychopathic organizations. Those are filled with lower-level workers who begin to tolerate their place as compliant drones (going comatose usually deadens the pain).

            'Bad management' implies that there was a sincere organizational desire to produce something of value and that the current managers have somehow failed. There never was such a desire in the U.N. or IAEA. It's all about containment and control, despite PR to the contrary.

            • JustmeAlso

              PavewayIII,
              I'm quite an ol'skool idealist..

              The conformation on the UN page that the UNIAEA have merged and are transparent about having one head, is something new to me.

  • I would say the health and the health system throughout the USA has been failing for the last 30 years or so due to the spread of THOUSANDS of fallout repercussions by all of the so called Superpowers.

    "The United States continued until 1992, Soviet Union in 1990, UK in 1991, China and France in 1996. After signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 1996 (which has as of 2012 not yet entered into force), all of these states have pledged to discontinue all nuclear testing. Non-signatories India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons in 1998." – Nuclear testing wiki

    –> The most recent nuclear test was announced by North Korea on May 25, 2009.

    It astounds me how 'matter of fact' the testing of Nuclear Bombs is talked about nowadays. What is NEVER mentioned is that 'people' were NOT informed at the time. Dangers to the planet were ignored in the name of 'security' and propagated through secrecy.

    In retrospect, it should be clear just how foolhardy the attempt at harnessing nuclear reactions has been and will continue to be.

    Sure, we can explode a bomb on command, but we cannot control the radioactive contamination.

    Sure, we can build Nuclear plants, and boil water with them, but the waste alone has created 'out of control' contamination and now we KNOW containment vessels can be breached. Again, causing out of control contamination.

    The crane operator knows.
    Things are NOT fine… worldwide! 🙁

    • Mack Mack

      Good points, Chas.

      @all

      See this chart of [REMOVED BY REQUEST]

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Careful, Mack. It is still illegal in the U.S. to collect and disseminate any radiation measurements in connection with nuclear testing without explicit DOE approval. Honest. They just haven't had any need or desire to enforce that yet. Three things have changed:

        1. People – well, a few – are starting to find out (the internet)
        2. Detectors are available and affordable
        3. The DOE has mobilized and armed the Deparment of Homeland Stazi to contain and liquidate anyone critical of their policy.

        Enjoy free speech and unbiased information while you can. The U.S. constitution is nothing but a blueprint for terrorism as far as the DOE is concerned.

        Psychopaths will tolerate almost anything as long as they eventually get what they want. The only thing that immediately drives them ballistic is when someone *recognizes* them as a psychopath.

        • jec jec

          It is the same for testing of DRINKING WATER. We are told its the job of DOE..and "not to worry" even tho we are 9 miles from a nuclear plant which has dumped tritium and ?? into water..and released tritium and ?? into the air as 'steam release'. Since SOME of us have illness that means we have had our MAX of radiation exposure..its a medical necessity to KNOW even the tiniest extra exposure. But no one provides that info..NOT MY JOB..smile..go along now..Similar situation with the TSA backscatter scanners..I carry a dosimeter RADTriage badge just in case.

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            "…I carry a dosimeter RADTriage badge just in case…"

            THAT should win you a trip to Guantanamo for a few months, providing the TSA even recognizes it. Sorry – the horse is already out of the barn.

            U.S. citizens never bothered demanding the right of informed consent for irradiation by Homeland Security. DOE, on the other hand, never bothered asking. DHS/TSA only let you know as a courtesy in the airports. How will your RADTriage badge help when you're caught in stop-and-go traffic on a freeway and are caught in a shower of x-rays you can't escape? Even if you could identify the DHS mobile terrorist-finding ZBV rig, you would be shot for approaching it. Police departments are buying them up nowadays. Tomorrow, it will be your employer. A tin foil hat won't even help you.

            http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/drive-x-ray-vans-raise-privacy-health-worries

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            I didn't mean to sound like I was against your efforts to protect yourself, jec. It just seems so futile for any of us when they start cranking these things out and rolling them around unannounced.

            To help you understand the tritium levels, remember that the spent fuel pools are the *major* source from NPPs over time – not spills, leaky pipes or venting.

            And in the SPF, almost all the tritium ions are immediately exchanged for one of the normal hydrogen atom on a water molecule. It keeps bouncing from one water molecule to the next. It escapes to the atmosphere above the SPF primarily as *water vapor*, not elemental hydrogen. They normally just blow the SPF humidity directly outside with fans 24×7.

            They are not lying when they say the tritium levels are barely detectable outside the plant. What they don't say is that 99% of it is in the water vapor (which they can't measure). That condenses and concentrates underground. You're not suppose to know that.

            Look for a nearby weather station here: http://www.windfinder.com/windreports/windkarte_north_america.htm

            Find the 'Wind Statistics' tab and click on any month or the 'Year' statistic. This will allow you to do some basic plume modeling for your local tritium-spewing facility. I'll make a crazy guess that the groundwater tritium follows that pattern.

    • What is the Fukushima contamination vs Hiroshima Bomb comparison currently?

      What will it be next year?

      "The IAEA notes that, while the Chernobyl accident released as much as 400 times the radioactive contamination of the Hiroshima bomb, it was 100 to 1,000 times less than the contamination caused by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the mid-20th century."

      That does not make me feel better.
      (100 or 1,000 x that's a big difference…?)

      • Mack Mack

        SIXTY MILLION people have died/will die of cancer because of nuclear testing and nuclear weapons production —->

        "Sixty million people have died or will die from cancer due to exposures to radioactivity released from nuclear weapons production and testing activities since 1945. This is the figure arrived at by the European Commission on Radiation Risk model, which confirms some of the dire predictions made by two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling decades ago regarding the casualties of nuclear testing."

        http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/

      • Sickputer

        "The IAEA notes that, while the Chernobyl accident released as much as 400 times the radioactive contamination of the Hiroshima bomb, it was 100 to 1,000 times less than the contamination caused by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the mid-20th century."

        SP: I always admire the audacity of Big Brother to put forth such trusted logic. In understandable language they really mean:

        "We used to have a big vicious dog that killed a lot of cats and chewed up visitors, but now we just have a small dog that tears off a few fingers."

        SP: Oh and by the way… Notice that the boogie word Strontium-90 of the early 1960s has now become the flavor of the month taboo word in Japan. "What? Bone-seeking radioactive poison? Never heard of it!"

        The mystery of this deadly missing in action isotope in Japan is a classic example of the Big Brother cloak of misinformation in which these murderous nucleocrats shield themselves.

  • kalidances

    What everyone thought could never happen…is happening.
    Prepare to evacuate.Prepare to help evacuees.

    When you recover from the shock you will start helping to bury the dead, comfort the sick, and find a cure for the cancers and immune disorders that are about to wipe out two generations of children.
    That is all that can be done now for the common sense folk.

    For those of a metaphysical/spiritual/prayerful nature:
    Pray for quick deliverance, pray for strength to endure, and pray for compassion to not engage in hate.Pray for the wisdom to learn the many new technologies we will need to survive.

    We are ALL responsible for this. We will ALL have to explain this to our children. This happened on OUR watch.
    I am so sorry.
    Namaste~

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Kali is the goddess of time and change, isn't she? Time never ends and change never stops.

      This happens on almost everyone's watch and they always have to explain it to their children. Their children don't listen, forget or simply don't understand.

      Kali is wearing a hundred masks today – one of plutonium – and will wear something different tomorrow (and thank God because that blue face creeps me out more than all those arms).

      It's not about us today or any one particular mask. It's not about getting rid of Kali (impossible), denying her existence or hiding from her. It's about understanding the nature of Kali because she's not going anywhere.

      That's probably going to take a few thousand more generations, KD. No single generation is going to be smart enough to fix everything while they are alive. Explain to your kids what's broken and what you tried to do. Remind them tell their kids the same thing.

      Not communicating your efforts and results to future generations to build on? That would be failure, and you would have to be sorry for that.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Corporations; The Art And Science Of Deception

    CORPORATIONS

    Everything is ok, as long as you are part of the 1 percent, making all of the dough, and controlling everyone else.

    JFK's Speech About The Danger Of Secret Societies And Huge Monopolies http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/08/jfks-speech-about-danger-of-secret.html

    30 Ways The Nuclear Industry Deceives Everyone; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html