“I am shaking with anger” says head of University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center before testimony about internal radiation (VIDEO)

Published: August 1st, 2011 at 3:36 pm ET
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Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University Tells the Politicians: “What Are You Doing?”, EX-SKF, July 28, 2011:

Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo testifying in Japan’s Lower House committee

So, using our knowledge base at the Radioisotope Center, we calculated. Based on the thermal output, it is 29.6 times the amount released by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In uranium equivalent, it is 20 Hiroshima bombs.

What is more frightening is that whereas the radiation from a nuclear bomb will decrease to one-thousandth in one year, the radiation from a nuclear power plant will only decrease to one-tenth.

In other words, we should recognize from the start that just like Chernobyl, Fukushima I Nuke Plant has released radioactive materials equivalent in the amount to tens of nuclear bombs, and the resulting contamination is far worse than the contamination by a nuclear bomb. […]

As I said before, there was only one geiger counter in Minami Soma City when we went there in May. In fact, there were 20 personal survey meters provided by the US military. But no one at the city’s Board of Education could understand the English manual until we went there and told them how to use them. That’s how it is there.

As to the food inspection, there are more advanced survey meters than germanium counters, such as semiconductor detectors. Why doesn’t the Japanese government spend money in supporting (the development of these advanced detectors?)?

After 3 months, the government has done no such thing, and I am shaking with anger.” […]

I have been in charge of antibody drugs at the Cabinet Office since Mr. Obuchi was the prime minister [1998-]. We put radioisotopes to antibody drugs to treat cancer. In other words, my job is to inject radioisotopes into human bodies, so my utmost concern is the internal radiation exposure and that is what I have been studying intensely.

The biggest problem of internal radiation is cancer. How does cancer happen? Because radiation cuts DNA strands. […]

Professor Kodama’s Speech in Four Languages (Japanese, English, French, German)

For English, make sure the closed captions are turned on by pressing the CC button at the bottom of video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlf4gOvzxYc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDlEOmcALwQ

Published: August 1st, 2011 at 3:36 pm ET
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35 comments to “I am shaking with anger” says head of University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center before testimony about internal radiation (VIDEO)

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Brave. Too bad they’ll fire him, and/or “disappear” him soon.

  • Cindy

    too bad they are only checking for cesium.. I’ll bet that Plutonium is everywhere also…

    I watched the entire video , 2 parts, if you click cc (closed Caption) it subtitles it in english…

    Finally, an authority that speaks out !!

  • Novamind

    Wow, This guy is really going out there! Surprised that this video got any form of media at all, but I hope it is a first of many!
    I found that if you turn the sound off and have had some speed reading classes you can almost keep up with the subtitles.
    I assume that his quick pace was followed by a quicker exit to begin a hermit like vacation of undisclosed lengh.

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Every human being around the globe paid by taxmoney should be made out of the same material as proffesor Kodama.
    Honesty, honor, empathy and a solid backbone to speak/act with responsibility. RESPECT !

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    GET HIM IN A WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM! Oh that’s right – it’s Japan. It’ll never happen.
    posted to HP

  • Misitu

    Thanks and a big two thumbs up to Prof Kodama I salute his courage passion and honesty and trust that his moral leadership will in some way restore the balance of justice and humanity in this tragic country.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    This Org stopped by HP. Wonderful story – SAVING THE ANIMALS OF FUKASHIMA!
    http://www.ilovedogs.com/2011/07/i-love-dogs-donates-2000-to-world-vets/
    $2000 they donated!!

  • alasanon

    Strange…I’m getting that excited and outraged about this in the United States!!!! AGHHHH!!!!!! πŸ˜›

    • alasanon

      It’s so weird that I called up my local Health Dept this AM and almost went at them just like this!!! They did respond and fulling admitted that they had not complied with their own monitoring promises and public statements. They seemed freaked out that a citizen cared and knew enough to call them on it!….

      By the way, this Japanese Professor is AWESOME!! An Honorable Man, Scientist, and Patriot of his country!! Up there with the likes of Thomas Jefferson!… YEA!!!

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I HEAR YOU ALASANON!!
      TY PROFESSOR!!

  • alasanon

    excuse typo: fully admitted – They sounded shocked that I noticed!

    Thanks again, Professor Kodama. And many more!

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Good evening to all and a special shout out to Chinese John lh for your caring comment a few posts back. We care too brother and if we could all get together world wide and get rid of the corrupted govts, there would plenty to share with all and abundance so everyone could have their acre of dreams on the planet. It’s still possible. United we Stand!

    This video kinda brought some more tears to my eyes when he speaks to them having only one Geiger counter in Minami Soma (5:13-pt.1) and that the Americans gave them some survey meters but they could not use them because NO ONE could read the English manuals.

    A sad thing to think when there are many including myself that would easily give that time to explain it to them if we could. All the while, nothing is being done to end this catastrophe. The people world wide are expendable to all these babylonian govts that Kow-tow to the banks and corrupted private corporations.

    At 6:14-pt.1 he hits the “internal exposure” nail on the head.

    Look at his eyes as he looks at you in the camera at 7:04 pt.1 as he says “damaged by radiation.” Is that telling or what? Will anyone care??

    At the end he just lays into the govt and rightly he does it well. The govt of Japan is just as bad as this one (us) is as they just passed the debt ceiling deal scam thingy bankster pay-off/rip-off scum scam.

    If everyone ripped at the govt like this brother does, would they still continue to blatantly trash the civil and life rights of the peoples of this world?

    Unite everyone world-wide and get angry like this guy is. How many of you called or wrote to express your opinion about the debt ceiling vote today?

    Nuff said.

    PS: Some extra credit reading:

    http://lhmarketwatch.blogspot.com/2011/03/madness.html

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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @James Tekton

      Thank you for your comments, James. I did write my Senator today on the debt ceiling vote. It follows:

      To bill@billnelson.senate.gov
      August 1, 2011

      Dear Senator Nelson,

      Thank you for asking for my response to your vote. My response is the same as before. Since this bill has passed the House today, if it passes the Senate without our government substantially taxing the wealthy in this country, I plan to oppose it publicly. Yes, this does mean standing on the street corner with a sign suggesting that every member of Congress needs to depart when the next election is held.

      Surely you are fully aware of how major corporations who do business in the United States park their money offshore and therefore succeed in not paying any taxes at all. As a matter of fact, Bank of America paid no taxes last year. I personally paid more than one of the largest banks in America and, my income is small indeed.

      Once upon a time, our government took its direction from the people. Now, they appear to take it from huge corporations.

      I’m planning to keep the voting record data on this bill, and I assure you I will not vote for anyone who voted in favor of it.

      It’s time for real change in America. It’s time for the burden of taxation to be equitable. The wealthy need to pay their fair share. More of the same won’t do.

      Yours sincerely,

      • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

        I was torn about the whole debt ceiling thing…I am furious with the GOP for making it such an issue in the first place, essentially holding Obama hostage to their whims to cut everything but taxes for the wealthy and large corporations. But it seemed pressing enough to pass something that I’m not sure I would oppose it, even if it isn’t the greatest…

        I blame the GOP for the whole fiasco, and will definitely not vote for them in 2012, even if I’m not thrilled with Obama. They have made it practically impossible for him to do his job, opposing him at every turn.

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          “They have made it practically impossible for him to do his job, opposing him at every turn.”

          Exactly my feelings (watching from overseas)

        • Darth

          No New Taxes

          How about the ObamaNation stop spending $100 Billion a month on the 3 wars he now has the USA involved in.

          Stop the stupid spending!

          The USA is broke. It is just a matter of time before the empire crumbles. There is nothing special about Obama – he is just another brought and paid for shill of the criminal elite.

          Grow up people.

    • john lh john lh

      @James Tekton

      Thanks for your shouts on my posts.

      It looks that whole system in this world is corrupted, from the beginning till the end.

      But the fact is the exact individuals,people like you and I, living the corruption way of life.

      I would like to say that we ,as individuals ,should care each other, care our family members ,friends, and individuals within our reach to be in contact with.

      Try to get rid of the corrupted individual souls, that is the only hope in this helpless reality.

      Read the train crash in China days back, read the China earthquake in 2008; individually, we do not care and our heart and soul are too hard now, to be take as human being.

      Plenty of dirty food ,toys,and money from China ,and lately from Japan,earth quake,wars, plague and all kinds of disasters to share with each others, that is the future in front of us.

      I would like to call people united to get rid of those corrupted officials individually, not the gov.itself.

      United is not an good idea to share the plenty of dreams and abundance in our last life on this planet.

      Remember the Nazi, Japan Empire ,Russia,and Chinese Communist movement. All of those evil used the excuse to UNITED for the better future.

      But sadly ,the all end up as terrible criminal human body feast,blood and meat the” united individuals” slavery .

  • StillJill StillJill

    Calls, or no calls,….Humpty Dumptys gonna fall!
    Decided not to get worked up this go around with ANY OF IT. I’m just gonna watch them ALL implode.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Finally. Thank you Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama. It feels like a historical moment.

  • maaa

    ournalists Takashi Hirose and Shojiro Akashi announced at a press conference on July 15 that they had pressed criminal charges against 32 people including TEPCO management, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Fukushima’s Radiation Health Risk Advisors including Shunichi Yamashita.

    17 people are charged with “bodily injury through negligence in the conduct of occupation”, including Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, Fukushima’s Radiation Health Risk Advisor, Ms. Shizuyo Kusumi, member of Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan and specialist in radiation
    biology, and Mr. Yoshiaki Takagi, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and some other specialists in radiation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1p-tftdaU&NR=1

  • maaa

    Japan needs more people like Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama. Truly inspirational. If that doesn’t help, I’m sure the above lawsuits will.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi maaa

      Every Country needs more people like Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, amazing person.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    I just cried in my lunch

  • James2

    This is the most effective and well prepared speech I’ve seen in quite awhile. Excellent compilation of data, emotion and experience.

    I really wish I could understand Japanese instead of reading the subtitles.

    I would love to have this guy as a member of the US congress. He runs circles around any politicians we have, including President No we aren’t.

    He’s a leader, and we don’t have any leaders in the United States – only shills and pawns.

  • By my calculations it would cost 8 trillion dollars to decontaminate Japan. And it isn’t even possible if they had 8 trillion.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes James 2,…I was wishing the same thing,….sure wish I spoke Japanese!
    That man made me happy to be a human like him. Totally excited me,….thrill up the leg and all.