Man from Fukushima Chokes Up: The children are radioactive — People that stayed are in denial — We received hate mail for leaving (VIDEO)

Published: October 17th, 2012 at 5:02 pm ET


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Evacuee Gavin Allwright Talks About Fukushima
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Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Date Published: Oct 16, 2012

[…] House 10 km from Iitate-mura […] 16 times the background radiation, so according to the Japanese government that’s safe […]

We received hate mail for leaving […]

I went back to try and help with the reconstruction.

Unfortunately, now I should probably paint myself yellow. I have a heavy dose of radioactive contamination myself.

I will be radioactive at least for the next 150 years. My children won’t be.

Unfortunately we can’t say that about [long pause], we can’t say that about my daughter’s and my son’s fellow students in their school.

We get letters quite regularly from them saying, “When are you coming back, it’s safe.”

Their parents are in denial. Who wouldn’t be? To live every day breathing that poison you’d have to be in denial. And my friends are, my family is over there.

Published: October 17th, 2012 at 5:02 pm ET


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39 comments to Man from Fukushima Chokes Up: The children are radioactive — People that stayed are in denial — We received hate mail for leaving (VIDEO)

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Well done, Take the kids and run!

    • arclight arclight

      THE FUKUSHIMA CHILDRENโ€™S LIVES ARE IN DANGER! ( Urgent Petition request)

      and documenting ians latest blog

      On 2012/01/12, at 11:50, Noam Chomsky wrote:

      It is a privilege to be able to lend personal support to the Fukushima Evacuate Children Lawsuit.
      There is no better measure of the moral health of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable people within it, and none or more vulnerable, or more precious, than children who are the victims of unconscionable actions.
      For Japan, and for all of us, this is a test that we must not fail.

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Too late – massive FAIL.

        Dr. Shunichi Yamashita (Mengele-san) with his heartfelt response to the evil Japanese government *increasing* allowable radiation dose for everyone after Fukushima:

        โ€œBy the time I die, I wonโ€™t be able to take responsibility for all of your lives. However, we have an obligation to obey the standard set by the government. I will be dead before the consequence are known.โ€

        Translation: "Your meaningless lives and those of your children are not my concern. You will OBEY your crony homeland government – that is your only purpose!"

        Can't they bump up his trial in the Hauge for crimes against humanity so some of his victims are still alive?

  • dka

    Are they in denial or are they dissinformed?
    Or both?
    My Japanese family gradually understood, but it took a lot of facts that we sent to them after leaving the country.
    They were not informed but they are rational and we gave them enough data.
    with 40% of the kids having cyst, how can people even imagine that the region is safe, specially iitate mura. This is behond my comprehension. Are they aware that 40% of the kids have cyst in their thyroid and that this is far worst than the number of kids 1 year after the Chernobyl explosion? Or they have no access to information and are not aware of this?
    Just give them the chernobyl data from:
    "Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment"

  • or-well

    The children are radioactive
    The heart is a ticking timebomb
    The rage of the people explosive
    When all of the children are gone

    • richard richard

      thanks or-well for another poignant dittiy

      the people have been brainwashed and subdued into lemmings-like submission.

      we are approaching two years of poisoning. by the time anyone realises the damage it will be too late and they'll be mostly dying.

      we are not going to see explosive rage, it's all way to late. the culprits will get away with the crime. Two Years .. sheesh. nothing even close to justice being served.

      • or-well

        Careful, richard, with anti-lemming slurs ๐Ÿ™‚
        Nothing adequately describes people-like submission as well as, well, people-like submission!
        I'm mostly at a loss for words these days.

        • richard richard

          i propose a ban on anymore buttons called 'submit' ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • arclight arclight

            lemmings-like submission?

            dont believe everything you read.. more corporate greed!

            In 1958, Disney released a documentary called White Wilderness, which showed the wildlife of the Arctic on the cinema screen. David Attenborough it ain't. The film is now notorious for containing faked footage of something that simply doesn't happen: lemmings committing suicide en masse.

            Realising that the Arctic rodents did not collectively top themselves, the film-makers resorted to trickery. After producing footage of the lemmings migrating by placing them on a snow-covered turntable, they shipped some of them to a cliff overlooking a river and herded them over the edge.

            The resulting footage (available on YouTube and still shocking today) shows hordes of lemmings plummeting off a cliff, with the culpable humans studiously out of frame. It helped cement the myth of lemming mass suicide in popular culture.


            humans are really dumb sometimes.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • or-well

              seems lemmings have good hearing!!! Hi arc!
              Uncle Walt wasn't such a good babysitter for the kids.

              • arclight arclight

                hi orwell
                Uncle Walt wasn't such a good babysitter for the kids
                niether are lemmings ๐Ÿ™

                " is still not clear how important infanticide is for lemming populations. If it turns out to be significant, these cute little rodents go through population crashes not out of selflessness, but because selfish males are killing each other's children…."

                animal worls, human world..

                and were back on topic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • xochitloco

              This strikes me as one of the most bizarre things I've ever heard. What could have inspired such a fraud. I see no purpose. Off to check that out.

              • richard richard

                let me know what you find. it seems that every day chinks are taken from my rose-tinted-glasses view of life in an earlier age.

                disney and animal exploitation? well, they did do atomic propoganda, so who knows. everything else in the world is so upside down, why stop.

                • PurpleRain PurpleRain

                  I am really relating to you about the chinks taken from the rose-tinted glasses view of life and view of the world and the role of government that I've been holding to for most of my life – right up until now. (just shaking my head).

          • or-well

            I'll see that and raise you a ban on the word and all its definitions.
            Strike it from the dictionary, its use in Law, Medicine, Religion, etc…remove submission from human consciousness. Replace with any number of existing words, concepts.
            Terribly off-topic. So what. Enough of this submission bullshit.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Refreshing to hear the truth, even when the truth hurts.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    US people probably should have left also. Radiation came on the wings of the jet stream. Believe it or not, it's here.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima dirty bomb stories leaked, 300,000 children radiated daily


  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation from the Daiichi nuclear plant is on everything in the Northern Hemisphere. On you.

  • @TheBigPicture
    October 18, 2012 at 12:21 am
    Right you are indeed. See
    Kudankulam row: SC questions govt about n-waste
    New Delhi, October 17, 2012
    We are all being converted to nuclear wastes as the problem of contamination of the biosphere by nuclear wastes is insoluble because of its extremely long-lived nature: For example uranium 238 has a half life measured in billions of years. Uranium has got into our bodies(many of us) and will remain indefinitely within us. Many regions of India are so seriously contaminated with uranium and its daughters that cancers due to it are becoming epidemic and so is birth defect and genetic mutation of our offspring. The situation of the truth is horrendously illustrated by the tragedy inflicted on the people around Jaduguda Uranium mines. So far this was explained by invoking the false ICRP Risk Recommendations which serves the nuclear industry, by maintaining that the radiation emitted by the mining wastes was too small to cause the tragic effects on the families there. Thus nuclear wastes from the Hyderabad fuel fabrication facilities were also dumped at Jaduguga tailings dump on the basis of this false claim. Come now the EU in 2012 with its Nobel Peace Price(!): A part of the EU is the European Committee on Radiation Risk which made the pioneering Risk recommendation in 2010 that the(contd)

  • contd from Ramaswami Kumar
    October 18, 2012 at 4:47 am
    risk due to internal contamination by uranium is many orders of magnitude more than what has been claimed.This is due to the enormous amplification effect of background gamma radiation by uranium absorbing these and resulting in continuous emission of secondary photoelectrons by the high atomic number(92) uranium heavy metal. Now the question is: Who is going to pay reparations to the affected millions in India who have been so converted into nuclear wastes by nuclear projects/green revolution application of phosphatic fertilisers containing 108 ppm uranium? And similarly for the people who will be affected at pristine Kudankulam?

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi Ramaswami Kumar

      It's amazing that, people are still on this earth, with what they are contaminating the public with.

  • @Anne
    Thank you for informing me about your ongoing work, only one part of which is taking classes on sustainability. Is it an online activity or conventional lecture room type?
    Thats why I sort of made a study on the issue.
    See for example:
    This shows that the increment in world population may be going down.

  • Thanks Anne for all you do and share.And thanks Admin for making all this happen.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Ditto and same to you Ramaswami.

  • Mack Mack

    He did the right thing by leaving.

    "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

    For just one reason, here are the radiation #'s the NRC found around Fukushima in early April 2011. (keep in mind these are about 3 weeks after the meltdowns)

    —-> At least 18.6 miles from meltdown site โ€”>

    ** AIR

    Cesium-137 – 13.5 to 122 pCi/m3

    ** SOIL

    Iodine-131 – from 41,000 to 200,000 Bq/kg

    Cesium-137 – from 25,000 to 100,000 Bq/kg

    —-> @ 24.9 miles from site


    Iodine-131 – 300,000 Bq/kg
    Cesium-137 – 1,440,000 Bq/kg

  • arclight arclight

    looks like the corporations are leaving the areas most likely to suffer a meltsown

    Democracy is dead in Shizuoka Prefecture! Japan -No right to vote! But unsafe for Nuclear Power Plants

    โ€œNuclear energy policy is connected with economic growth, employment and national security, among other concerns. It is not a matter that should be settled by referendums.

    On the reactivation of reactors at nuclear power plants where safety has been confirmed, the government needs to be responsible for making decisions while taking local opinions into consideration.โ€