Fukushima cancer headlines appear all over mainstream media

Published: February 28th, 2013 at 11:23 am ET
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AAP: Fukushima cancer risk near plant: WHO

AFP: Fukushima raised cancer risk near plant: WHO

AP: WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident

BBC: Fukushima disaster ‘increased cancer risk’

Bloomberg: Fukushima Radiation Increases Cancer Risk for Girls: WHO

GlobalPost: URGENT ¥¥¥ Fukushima raised cancer risk near plant: WHO

Reuters: Higher cancer risk after Fukushima nuclear disaster: WHO

Update: "Shameless": New World Health Organization report shockingly downplays health risks after Fukushima -- "WHO and other organisations must stop hiding the impact"

See also: WHO beholden to nuclear interests — “Like having Dracula guard the blood bank” (VIDEOS)

Published: February 28th, 2013 at 11:23 am ET
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24 comments to Fukushima cancer headlines appear all over mainstream media

  • jec jec

    NOW the media gets a sudden press release? Is this one more example of trying to pressure for US politics? ITS TOO LATE to help if we are already exposed..and very late for all of JAPAN! Does anyone know why this sudden flurry..?? Wonderful..but too late..


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Only mainstream news I'm seeing is that Japan is restarting nuclear reactors.


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  • m a x l i

    Here some "Kraut"sourcing from Spiegel-Online:
    "WHO-Report: Nur gering höheres Krebsrisiko nach Fukushima"
    meaning:
    "WHO report: Only slightly elevated cancer risk after Fukushima"
    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/who-fukushima-report-nur-gering-hoeheres-krebsrisiko-a-886061.html
    A few complicated details are mentioned; when you quickly scan the article, the overall message seems to be: Everything peachy! (Or should I say bananay?) For instance:
    "Die prognostizierten Risiken für die Menschen in Japan und auch außerhalb des Landes seien gering, berichten die Forscher. Es werde kein dramatischer Anstieg an Krebserkrankungen erwartet."
    Meaning:
    "Predicted risks for people in Japan and outside Japan are little, the scientists are reporting. There is no dramatic increase in cancers to be expected."

    Germany plans to switch off its last nuclear reactor in 2022. If you think Germany's mainstream media would be more critical of nuclear power or its journalists would be able to say something about the interconnections between nuclear industry, IAEA, WHO, scientific community… think again!


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    • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

      Maxli, I totally agree: what we are getting from WHO is nothing but the same old spin: health effects are minimal, tsunami caused far more deaths, thyroid is very resistant, stress is the main cause of health disorders, people forced to evacuate are suffering most , etc, etc, blah blah blah … Shame on WHO!
      See latest example of those lies on CNN:
      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/28/world/asia/japan-who-radiation/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
      See this for example


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      • m a x l i

        The spin (in your link, TepcoSievert) is so bizarre, it would be entertaining, if it was not very sad. It starts like this:

        "Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies
        People wearing protective suits and masks ride on a bus…"

        So, what I take from this: The protective suits and masks are for soul protection! Never heard about that before.


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        • We Not They Finally

          No, what they are actually saying is that if your hair is falling out, sores all over your body, constant nose bleeds, bleeding from the rectum, cysts on your thyroid (etc., etc.) — all that is "just in your head." Then they make the people in protective suits and masks look deluded. Well, we just need a bunch of bars, prison without parole, for the TEPCO people, to protect us from THEM. My own soul would rest easier for sure.


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    you'll see from the WHO report, it totally downplays the wider threat to the people of Japan and the whole world. Because they know the independent sources have already begun releasing reports that expose the health impact of Fukushima, they've decided they must finally put in their two cents. They're attempting to undermine the credibility of independent researchers, with this shallow concession that they'll be 'some' 'localized' effects.

    It's obvious the WHO is a whorehouse 'who' put themselves up for sale, to the highest bidder. And just to make the point that this 'organization' is useless (like the IAEA and UN), try finding any-other reports that they've signed-off on, regarding Fukushima's impact on our health.

    And the fact that this report is being carried simultaneously by so many MSM venues totally exposes the true nature of their effort…


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    • Sickputer

      Aftershock blasted the Whores of WHO:

      "It's obvious the WHO is a whorehouse 'who' put themselves up for sale, to the highest bidder."

      SP: +311 Let's not denigrate the humble abode of hardworking women in their hospitality services….the WHO folks are Nuclear Whores…disease ridden, brain shrunken and no honorable whorehouse would invite them in to peddle their wares of deceit.

      Well, except for the New York Academy of Sciences, another nuclear whore monger in the same ilk.

      Take the NYAS position on the Russian book that listed 1 million deaths from Chernobyl:

      "NEW YORK—“Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,” Volume 1181 of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, published online in November 2009, was authored by Alexey V. Yablokov, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexey V. Nesterenko, and the late Prof. Vassily B. Nesterenko, former director of the Belarussian Nuclear Center.

      http://www.nyas.org/publications/annals/Detail.aspx?cid=f3f3bd16-51ba-4d7b-a086-753f44b3bfc1

      SP: The New York Academy of Sciences first accepted then removed the book after their sponsoring Big Brother nucleocrats threatened them.

      Now they offer this apology: The [book]…does not present new, unpublished work, nor is it a work commissioned by the New York Academy of Sciences. The expressed views of the authors, or by advocacy groups or individuals with specific opinions about the Chernobyl volume, are their own…"


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  • natano natano

    There's a good chance that something big is going to happen in Africa or in the US like another step to limit dissent by passing more laws aimed at people who try to spread this kind of information. It is most likely being used as a distraction for some other action. Remember the old code orange alerts? However, the condition of northern Japan was not going to be able to be swept under the rug indefinitely. It's too big even for the "liberal" right wing corporate owned media to squelch. You would literally be better off living around Chernobyl than in some places in Fukushima prefecture.


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  • ftlt

    No!!! It is so bad, it will not be able to be covered up..

    The numbers forecast are frightening..

    The forced non-evacuations, the forced distribution/burning of contaminated materials and the forced eating of radioactive laced food..

    Didn't Busby and Caldicott <SP> put the deaths at over a million in Japan alone??? Worldwide, who will ever know??… They will just be recorded as blips on the actuarial death data charts…

    This is the worst man made event in history that was not war driven, a pandemic (New World European diseases on Native peoples) or a genocidal action..

    Sadly, this is shortly to be followed on and eclipsed by the man made climate change and ground water depletion slaughter comming over the next 20 years..

    We are mad…


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  • 50 milli-Sieverts:

    "The report found that these people received a lifetime radiation dose of up to 50 milli-Sieverts (MSV) and therefore have a significant, but relatively small, additional risk of contracting cancer in later life."

    –> "significant, but relatively small"
    What is wrong with this description?
    Seems a bit contradictory if you ask me.

    150 milli-Sieverts:

    "Smith said the average British person receives more than 150 MSV during their lifetime from background radiation."

    –> The 'people' received 1/3 of a lifetime dose in a short period of time. That's one way to compare it.

    What about particle ingestion. Isn't that a whole different ball game?

    from Reuters article:
    http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-japan-nuclear-cancer-idINBRE91R0D420130228

    Have they calculated the RISK of SUFFERING?
    They can't. They won't.


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  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    WHO PR for the report:

    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2013/fukushima_report_20130228/en/index.html

    "…Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks
    28 February 2013 — A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan has concluded that, for the general population inside and outside of Japan, the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates are anticipated…"

    I haven't found the actual report yet. I think this is the Mengele-san IAEA study.


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  • We Not They Finally

    The piecemeal approach is sinister and devious, even with just the numbers downplayed (as they are SEVERELY). People read it and think, oh, some unlucky person is getting cancer here and there, well that's them, not me. This is destroying the physical integrity and survivibility of the entire world — human, plant, animal, ocean, air, water, food. And the diseases caused are MANY. Young people start getting heart attacks from the cesium. Over 60% of the childhood population in the area already has diabetes from radiation damage to the pancreas. Children get born with ddformities. The population gradually goes sterile. Minizing the risk of cancer alone is wrong, but it is only a part of it.


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  • Jay

    Hmmm : it looks to me as the Media is preparing the Japanese for the Bottom Line : you will need to Borrow a LOT of Money for your MediCare .

    Banksters ahoy !!

    ( it is the banksters that control the Media , indirectly , so the 'order' is to let lose the story about cancers in Japan ) .


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