Japan experts voice alarm over “surge in cancers among young in Fukushima” — Gov’t told to “implement measures now” and be prepared for surge to increase further

Published: December 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 am ET


South China Morning Post, Dec. 23, 2013 (emphasis added): Surge in cancers among young in Fukushima, but experts divided on cause […] experts are divided about whether their illness is caused by nuclear radiation [from Fukushima Daiichi]. […] At a meeting hosted by Japan’s Environmental Ministry and the prefectural government on Saturday, most experts were not convinced […] Among those who voiced alarm was Toshihide Tsuda, a professor of epidemiology […] In the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, it was not until four or five years after the accident that thyroid cancer cases surged.

Asahi Shimbun, Dec. 22, 2013: Experts differ over nuclear accident’s effect on cancer rate in children […] Experts were divided over whether radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident affected the thyroid cancer rate among children in Fukushima Prefecture, in which 59  young people have been diagnosed with or suspected of contracting the disease [of 239,000 tested]. Most of the experts dismissed the possibility that effects from radiation from the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could appear so soon in children.

The ‘Divided Experts’

  • Toshihide Tsuda, a professor of epidemiology at Okayama University: “The rate at which children in Fukushima Prefecture have developed thyroid cancer can be called frequent because it is several times to several tens of times higher” [Based on Japan’s cancer registration statistics froom 1975-2008 which show an annual average of 5-11 people in their late teens/early 20s developed thyroid cancer for every 1 million people] “Because there is the possibility that the number of cases could increase in the future, there is a need to implement measures now.”
  • Tetsuya Ohira, professor of epidemiology at Fukushima Medical University: It was not appropriate in scientific terms to compare the results of the testing in Fukushima with cancer registry statistics.
  • Shinichi Suzuki, Fukushima Medical University professor involved in the thyroid tests: There was no link between the effects of radiation exposure and the cases of diagnosed or suspected thyroid cancer.

Is Chernobyl proof that it’s too soon for there to be any thyroid cancers related to the Fukushima disaster?

See also: [intlink id=”yamashita-im-working-japan-country-will-fall-apart-lawsuits-fukushima-health-effects-victimize-people-japan” type=”post”]Head of Fukushima Thyroid Exams: I’m trying to help keep Japan from falling apart — Lawsuits over health effects would victimize all Japanese[/intlink]

Published: December 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 am ET


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132 comments to Japan experts voice alarm over “surge in cancers among young in Fukushima” — Gov’t told to “implement measures now” and be prepared for surge to increase further

  • Lion76 Lion76

    Plausible deniability is a term coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge.
    The term most often refers to the capacity of senior officials in a formal or informal chain of command to deny knowledge of and/or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by the lower ranks because of a lack of evidence that can confirm their participation, even if they were personally involved or at least willfully ignorant of said actions. In the case that illegal or otherwise disreputable and unpopular activities become public, high-ranking officials may deny any awareness of such act in order to insulate themselves and shift blame on the agents who carried out the acts, confident that their doubters will be unable to prove otherwise… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability

    The Kübler-Ross model, commonly referred to as the "five stages of grief", is a hypothesis introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and says that when a person is faced with the reality of impending death or other extreme, awful fate, he or she will experience a series of emotional stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance…

    • We Not They Finally

      It seems that in the case of Fukushima Medical University, they are using denial ongoing to block out any human capacity for grief at all. It's supposed to be HUMANS who go through those five stages. I see no humanity here.

      • vital1 vital1

        26th June 2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.



        Reported on the 14th June 2013:
        “1.19 million becquerels/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011. Being aware of this high radioactive iodine detection, Fukushima Medical University distributed potassium iodide pills to the doctors and nurses. The report points out that potassium iodine pills were not distributed to local men, women, and children. This university is located just south of Fukushima City.”



        This would mean that 36.89 million Becquerel/kg of radioactive Iodine I-129 was on leafy vegetables, at a combined total for of I-129 + I-131 38.08 million Becquerel/kg. The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131, which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years.

        • vital1 vital1

          This massive radioactive Iodine plume is what created this thyroid cancer epidemic in Japan. How much evidence do you need.

          We have to do more than just comment in these forums. The more people we educate the sooner change with happen.

          Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, Facebook it, Twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box, put it on public notice boards, hand it out to people, or put it into letter boxes when you go for a walk.


          • Bones Bones

            When you get down to it, information is the most powerful asset. The more knowledge like you said, the easier people can research further on their own and discover the details of why that material said this was so bad. That would be the ultimate reinforcing of information.

          • OldFool

            Yes, talk is a waste of time and action is needed. Spreading the truth would appear to be the better action. But….
            I have already tried to educate the public about the true danger of the media news blackout, the Fukushima radioactive fallout, bioaccumulation, Yablokov's Chernobyl Consequences book, etc. etc. However, the US public, even the most educated people on the West Coast, simply do not want to hear it. Everybody now is a mushroom – kept in the dark and fed a ton of bullshit. And they seem to prefer it that way. My presentation was met with hostility, and when I talked about the radiation in the Pacific ocean, I was basically told that I was spreading only hearsay and rumors. Almost everybody has swallowed the offically embedded news media's poison Kool-Aid. If you speak the truth now, they will either ignore you or attack you.

            • vital1 vital1

              The information you presented to these people will be a spark to eventually wake them up.

              I have found that with time people who were originally skeptical, are now very aware. This has come about as more evidence of the truth comes into there reality, from different directions.

            • Kassandra

              My observation as well

              Even from my family

              Even when I show people irrefutable evidence of animal die-offs

        • FissionToFusion

          These thyroid incidence rates are indeed troubling, if true.

          That being said, there are problems with your assumptions. The first article measures soil deposition rates to come up with a rough estimate of the I-129/I-131 ratio, a range of 23 to 41. The study is limited by having no data re: I-129 levels prior to the meltdowns. The highest reported concentration of I-129 is 6058 mBq/m^2 = 6.1 Bq/m2.

          The next article cites depositions on leafy vegetables, not an apples to apples comparison of soil depositions. In fact, 1.19 million Bq/kg is roughly 3 orders of magnitude larger than found in any soil depositions from the first article. It's difficult to be more precise as Bq/kg can't be directly translated to Bq/m2. The university is 55-60 km from the plant so it cites correctly that iodine was not distributed to local residents. It was in the high density fallout path however.

          The assumptions made in your post on the third article have gone off the trail altogether. To start with, it assumes the same deposition patterns of leafy vegetables as in soil. This is an erroneous assumption. Still would be inadvisable to eat the vegetables and one would assume this was one of the many crops From Fukushima and adjacent prefectures either destroyed after harvest or left in the field.

          • vital1 vital1

            Japanese mother's testimony extracts:

            "I still remember how it was very hard for me and my children to breathe due to strange smell […] Every day the government and specialists said […] “There is no immediate health effect.” […] we ate local vegetables and drank tap water. […] I began to have dry coughs of unknown etiology."

            There are more children who got leukemia, who began to have bloody noses and who have thyroid cancer. […]



            With such huge concentrations of radioactive Iodine in the air it would be adsorbed through the mouth, nose and lungs moist linings.

            The leaf and soil deposition detections indicate the large amounts that were in the atmosphere at the time.

            FissionToFusion -You commented that "one would assume this was one of the many crops From Fukushima and adjacent prefectures either destroyed after harvest or left in the field."

            This Japanese mother's testimony indicates otherwise.

            "Every day the government and specialists said […]There is no immediate health effect.” […] we ate local vegetables and drank tap water."

            • vital1 vital1

              FissionToFusion -You commented that "The university is 55-60 km from the plant so it cites correctly that iodine was not distributed to local residents. It was in the high density fallout path however."


              According to Asahi Shinbun's still on-going "Trap of Prometheus", Dr. Yamashita was caught off guard when the SPEEDI simulation maps were finally made public. He had confidently persuaded the officials of Fukushima Medical University in the preceding days that there was absolutely no need to distribute potassium iodide pills because the spread of radioactive materials from the accident, compared to the Chernobyl accident, would be so miniscule.


              The evidence is overwhelming, that the people were instructed not to take Potassium Iodine tablets.

    • Angela_R

      Lion 76.
      Re plausible deniability: I guess they never understood the importance of truth. Can they now?

      It was for nuclear destruction and death that the atom was split; a phallic symbol for the fearful.

  • Socrates

    If Cs-137 also may cause papillary thyroid cancer in children, maybe the kids got a double-whammy.

    Conservative epidemiologists always want the exact dose levels -toxicology – before they will comment on causation.

    Exact dose data was not recorded….

    The blame game and the denial game continues. Abe now wants a conspiracy law to back up the secrecy law. Information wars….

    • Bones Bones

      You know what we also don't know. Like you said about the Cs isotope, what are the health effects of neptunium on children? What about thousands of isotopes from hundreds of radioactive elements created in the fuel?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    If we stay the course on this Nuclear Technology path this will be our human created future..it's all very sad! 🙁

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    chernobyl necklace say the russians
    only in Fuku it is much worse
    in 5 years they will no longer be able to act
    the final act begins

    shame about the ingnoranten and mysterious dealer

    as the contamination is increasing and remains
    no human will there soon be able to work more

    release until everything is completely distributed
    how much might it be?

  • Sickputer

    The very high cancer numbers among 300,000 Fukushima children indicates sometime wicked came their way:

    A 2007 study on the frequency of thyroid cancer in children:

    "Thyroid cancer remains a rare disease in children less than age 10, with an annual incidence of less than one per million. It is more common in older children and adolescents, with 15.4 cases per million per year in 15-19 year olds. It has a peak incidence at age 50 and beyond."


    SP: A government that fails to protect its own children because of greed and arrogance is going to face the verdict of history.

    • Socrates

      The verdict of history is already in. Any country that does not protect their children should explain why.

      New conspiracy law in Japan to complement the secrecy law.

      Nuclear energy is placed above truth and justice. Coal and oil are dirty but this speaks volumes… Preventing panic excuse has gone on for almost three years. The truth is too much to handle but the kids should be saved.

      • Bones Bones

        That would mean recognizing every centralized power structure or all governments are death machines. This is how they react. I bet they will make some new war though.

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    shame over not shame about

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Over 30 countries operating over 400 nuclear radiation plants . . .

    Countries using nuclear are guilty of harming life.

    The plants should be halted and outlawed in 2014.

    • FissionToFusion

      Over 100 of these nuclear power plants are in the U.S. U.S. spent fuel pools are on average packed 4 times as densely as Fukushima Daiichi #4, and 50 years later, we still have no plans nor a single facility for permanent storage of our nuclear waste. Don't count on a similar crisis being unable to happen here or that our government would be more transparent or diligent in protecting its citizens. Activism may be more appropriately directed towards the domestic front.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    .. 🙂

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    And who is to say there are not other environmental factors that may increase the occurrence of cancers in Japan as compared to Fukushima? It seems to me that any study is always repeated under the same conditions. I could think of things that differ about Japan as compared to Chernobyl. Besides the MOX fuel, the larger reactors, the number of reactors, the location being on an island, there is also that Japanese DNA is different than the DNA of the people of Chernobyl. I have read that black people are more susceptible to certain diseases than white people. I am sure there are more variables. The idiot that said the cause of cancers in Fukushima are not attributable to the meltdowns because it is too early, based on Chernobyl, are not very scientific in their methods. I'm not even a scientist and I can see the fallacy.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Plus, Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs may have exposed the children's parents to nuclear fallout. That didn't happen in Chernobyl. I think politics and money factored into that assumption about the Chernobyl time table being written into stone.

    • guevara3712

      The strontium release which is just getting fired up good is also ahead of schedule as compared to meltdown models. So i agree it's a ridiculous comparison because of variables, and pretty crazy to think the increase has nothing to do with fukushima.

      • Lion76 Lion76

        or the fact that 3 coriums are still burning away who knows where, and that they have found I-131 even some 2 years since the initial accident. Plus, the inclusion of seawater into the equation. yadda yadda no one has ever died from nuclear's remarkable safety history… yikes

  • Ontological Ontological

    Been there done that feel like I got hit by a train. How long before they drag me back in for another million dollar insurance job. Have to wonder how long it will be before some limit comes up, and it's cash only please. Down side of being a minimalist I guess.

    These monsters have their own carcinogenic beast by the horns, and will work whatever magic they need to perform to rip off that almighty insurance buck. All to "cure" a disease they inflicted on mankind.

  • Paiute023 Paiute023

    On Twitter: Follow >>: https://twitter.com/FrediTeres / https://twitter.com/ageless_vintage / https://twitter.com/wattashit3 <<<<< #OperationBrightFuture :a call for help. a cry for immediate Evacuations for all Children/Family's having to live in highly dangerous areas in Japan afflicted with high radiation readings; out of harm's way.The weakest with Cancers,the Pregnant mother's,the Babies,Children.Families have a right to safe living conditions.Currently this is not happening.We are observing a genocide,and ask for all of your help for these people to leave Japan,If that is what they wish.$$$ can be raised forPlane tickets,and or a chartered flights is a step,and is a model,or a platform to develop into a sustainable rescue mission.Once departed,many logistical factors must be anticipated :where is the destination? How will their home mortgages be covered,etc;must find answers!This above Enenews article is the motivation,the determination behind this operation.Kids with Needless cancers is a crime of international Law.With the passing of Japan's State Secrecy Law recently, means any Media/press coverage is Vital!& Means the "Time is Now!" for Deployment of help for Fukushima's Children. This Vision needs to be chatted to policy leaders,Kids,School teachers,truck drivers,nurses,Professional athletes,airline pilots,Hackers,any one and everyone.all walks of life.Everyone has a desire to help.Many have left japan,many wish they could.We must make that wish come…

    • Daisy207

      Excuse me – blow off the mortgages – hand the house back to the town and say good-bye. Money means nothing now.

  • We Not They Finally

    Child murderers. It's their own children and they do it. Now they are "baffled" and "puzzled" as to why? It's "a mystery"? It couldn't be radiation because why so soon? Because YOU KILLED THEM, you freaks!

    The Fukushima Medical U. has been acting this way since the beginning. In the Spring of 2012, they already found over 36% of the childhood population had growths on their thyroids. The parents were stopped from getting second opinions and told to just come back in two years. Any doctor who mentioned radiation to patients was fired.

    They run Fukushima Medical University like Dr. Mengele. It's the most revolting, infuriating thing the world has seen in a long time.

    • Bones Bones

      With these brave soldiers, who really deserve the label, and the work of enenews and all the other people who haven't "shut up" lol no amount of obfuscating and lies will keep this ball from rolling. They will pay and they know it and that is why they keep lying. The Japanese as well might break some taboos and start standing up now, while they are still able to health-wise. We are all in this together and it's relevant to all. They just need the programming broken and by being able to see the affects directly from these soldiers is so powerful it's unbelievable. If they would have paid them off and paid for their medical care and done the right things even AFTER the disaster, things would be much different and we wouldn't know about these poor loving souls. They weren't there to lob bombs or anything, just help those that are affected by the tsunami, eq, and the nuke reactors and pools.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    If Fukushima is not causing the huge surge in cancer, thyroid problems, diabetes, nose bleeds, fatigue and whatever else, then just imagine when the fukushima fallout finally does add to the "mystery" disease cause. Enough radiation to kill 400 planets worth of people. You can deny that radiation has killed anyone if you like, but you cant deny that radiation is deadly and that an astronomical amount is being released.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Code you would not be more correct. 🙂

    I think what disheartens me is that I have posted along with others here at enenews many informational links as to why the use of Nuclear Technology is so bad for us and our Planet Earth.

    Since 1945 the entire Earth has been under direct assault by this rogue operation called Nuclear Technology. There were 2053 Nuclear Bomb Tests since 1945 spread all over the Earth! 🙁

    Japan was hit by 2 each Nuclear Bombs in 1945 and their current 2012 birth replacement rate is at 1.36 and it must be at 2.17 to maintain it's civilization. Since the bomb blasts and then the construction of 50+ Nuclear Power Plants on their soil, Japan is in the process of dying from rampant cancer and disease. 🙁

    I have posted that for every 3 people that die 1 dies from cancer in Japan. That means their current population of 127,000,000 in 2012 will have 31,750.000 of their "now alive" citizens die directly from cancer in their lifetimes. 🙁

    By 2030 the entire world's cancer rate is projected to go up by 75%. For Japan that means that by 2030 of those born/alive in Japan age 0-90 there will be 55,000,000 fatal potential cancer/disease deaths! 🙁

    Cancer is a horrible way to die and all this cancer and disease must be 90%+ caused from the newest mutagenic carcinogen in/on the world stage: Nuclear Technology Applications! 🙁

    This technology is invisible, odorless and tasteless and it kills biological life were ever it goes! 🙁

    Shut them all…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Shut them all down… now!

    These above figures if extrapolated out for the rest of the world would mean by 2030 close to 3 billion human beings on this planet (0-90 age) will die directly from cancer and disease and all of it from this Nuclear Technology Application on this planet we call Earth. 🙁

    I had a friend ask me if I had contacted my congress to inform them of these facts and I stated that I had not, since based on these above findings and the fact that these congress people actually do want to build more Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear bombs with our tax money, they must be idiots. 🙁

    • Ontological Ontological

      I feel your pain Obewan. Never be afraid to tell it like it is! These governments are completely bought off, and those that allow wealth to corrupt are truly IDIOTS! I am so mad I even told off my Bishop. Wake up, divest from nuclear, killing the planet does not seem to concern anyone who knows full well they will not live through their own damage, but keep making money because they will not benefit from a planet left intact after they die. Use it all up now for the sake of capitalism. This race is being farmed, we would not possibly be this stupid if we truly had control over our own fate.

    • flatsville

      obewan,>>>Shut them all down… now!<<<

      I take it you haven't picked up the phone yet to call the one good int'l atty, Francis Boyle, who can shut down all NPPs globally…Now, we learnn you haven't bothered to contact your Congressional Delegation re: Fuku.

      You are truly a keyboard commando!

      Here's another pointless battle cry for you…

      "Reunite Pangea!"

      • Bones Bones

        Who is Francis Boyle and how can one man "shut them all down?" Sounds like a fantasy. You know what they say about throwing stones.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Francis Boyle is interesting..all drawn into the affairs of Humans.
          To get his interest..he'd have to come up for air..
          Someone should approach him…see how it goes.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Flats shouldn't you be out selling LED light bulbs? Your supposedly the "hot shot" attorney and you have not made a single call to your buddy Boyle. Where is your update?

        Give me a break, since I can not change the insanity direction we humans are going as a species by myself and neither can your buddy Boyle.

        3 Billion slated for the cancer slaughter house after 2030 and you can't make a single call?

        Only thing I can think, is that you my friend, are no lawyer.. 🙁

      • lickerface lickerface

        Hey now.. I'm taking his info and working up a letter.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Actually, even before Fukushima, 1 in 2 get cancer in their lifetimes. This figure will rise by more than 75% long before 2030, IMO. Because the assault is not just radiation from Fukushima, but also from the whole nuclear fuel cycle worldwide and use of uranium weapons in the Balkans and the Middle East, use of nuclear fracking, GMOs, dioxins, pesticides and herbicides, etc., etc., and the latest methane hydrates and more fracking, chemtrails, selling of water from the Great Lakes to China, frying from global warming, and lack of oxygen. All the fracking is causing much more volcanic action which will also blanket the earth with ash. All man made disasters which could have been avoided. The earth should have been treasured and life treasured, not just exploited for the greed of a few powerful families.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        The heat from the nuclear chain reaction will go on for a million years and it is obvious from Chernobyl and Fukushima that it increases with time.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        The myth that nuclear energy would help prevent global warming is propagated because the opposite is true. Advertising and propaganda and mind control will be the end of the human race and of all life on earth.

      • Socrates

        I have searched PubMed for almost three years for studies of synergistic action between radiation and other carcinogenic chemicals. You are absolutely correct, anne.

        Logically, one would expect many carcinogens to act synergistically.

        Arsenic oxides are but one example with both ionizing and ultraviolet radiation.

  • jec jec

    239,000 tested. Arent there more than that number of children in Fukushima? What about those little ones? And the ones in other high fallout areas like Toyko?

    • Sickputer

      jec queries: "239,000 tested. Arent there more than that number of children in Fukushima?"

      SP: Fukushima Prefecture had 385,000 residents under age 20 according to the September 2010 census report:

      Paragraph 3: http://www.foejapan.org/en/news/110819.pdf

      SP: Probably 10% have relocated out of the epicenter area since 311. The government is never going to track their medical history nor will the US government track the future health issues of 100,000 military members and their families who lived in Japan March 11, 2011 or currently reside there. The insurance claims alone just for these two subgroups over 40 years would exceed 1 trillion dollars.

      It's all about big money and perceived world safety status of countries. When the Chinese threw down the gauntlet last week by banning the import of billions of dollars of North American west coast shellfish, it is the first salvo in an international ban on affected trade goods from Japan and west coast North America. Hold on to your seats…the new Horace Greeley mantra for 2014 will be: "Go East young man!"

      The real estate market on the west coast within 100 miles of the Pacific is headed for the Great Collapse of 2014. Savvy homeowners have already sold out and relocated. 99.99% are still in ignorance or denial. But when 5% start scrambling the country and world will begin to get concerned. They can't comprehend invisible radiation, but money panics will get their attention.

  • ruppert

    Japan is basically killing itself off for whatever reason. They are the last country that can handle this as their population has a higher percentage of older people and need the younger ones to keep Japan alive and they are killing their future as any country would be doing in the same situation. Destroying the DNA of the culture is happening but let's prepare for the Olympics.

    Trying to use logical understanding to understand the thinking and mindset of what these people are thinking is pointless because there really seems to be a race to destroy the planet which doesn't seem a purposeful goal.

    There is much talk about population reduction and Agenda 21 etc. but unless you are planning to enjoy your spoils of getting rid of the "useless eaters" millions of years in the future, their actions make no sense as radiation affects everybody so we're all going down if they continue with this madness.

    I can't believe the plan was to live like earthworms in bunkers forever. Radiation really does level the playing field and I don't think that was planned for. I know the "elites" will be able to afford the best healthcare but I'd rather be poor and healthy than rich and have some debilitating cancer and live in pain.

    My mother when confronted with a situation that was beyond her ability to comprehend always used to say "I don't have to understand this" and I'm feeling this way about Fukushima.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Any country with nuclear energy has already faced economic depression and death in the present, not just some distant future. Nuclear energy is exorbitantly expensive and makes no economic sense. It destroys the environment and all the natural resources and brings about genocide.

      I wonder what China is using all the water it is buying up from the Great Lakes in the US. Is it using this contaminated water to cool their nuclear reactors? Why is the US allowing them to buy and destroy our natural resources? Why is the US allowing Russia and Canada to mine our uranium and thus destroy our land and water supplies forever? Our politicians have sold us out for their own individual gain and the gain of an extremely small global elite.

  • flatsville

    Yes, Bones it does sound like a fantasy….But, obewan claims that one good int'l atty before an int'l court can shut down all NPPs globally…So, I found him one, Francis Boyle, and gave him the phone number three times. He can't be bothered to call. He keeps trying to place the responsibilty for his idea (and the call) "one court case to end it all" on someone else…yet he persists in this ridiculius battle cry.

    He might call to ask Atty Boyle, "Why (if this is so simple and easy) hasn't the atty already filed such a case?"

    Boyle is very active in the international criminal court arena.

    • Socrates

      I called Boyle' s office at the law school and left my telephone number to volunteer.

      I have contacted several major law firms about joining a US effort to hold US companies responsible for their role in Fukushima. In the past week, I have been contacted by many people who are interested in addressing their own damages. Proof of causation is lacking for the most part. This may not be true in the future, unfortunately.

      If people in the US begin getting sick and dying, not just on epidemiological levels that are barely significant, but on the scale that we see in Fukushima, then people in the US might have a cause of action. When your doctor says, "I can tell you ate too much sushi," that time has arrived.

      International law between Japan and the US is governed by Treaties. The new NPP will affect liability for corporations coming into the US from signatory countries.

      If we see greater mortality and morbidity from Fukushima than are evident from such researchers as Mangano and Sherman, for example, and treating physicians start to say that there is a causal connections with Fukushima, and that US corporations negligently designed these reactors, then a lawsuit might have merit in the US.

      Suing TEPCO or the government of Japan for US residents is tricky to say the least. Why don't you call Boyle yourself?

      • flatsville

        >>>. Proof of causation is lacking for the most part. This may not be true in the future, unfortunately…<<<

        This is why sick infants, babies, toddlers are your best plaintiff/patient pool. What is the defense going to claim? They engaged in thyroid destroying/ cancer causing behaviors? If you can find a group that is not geographically located downwind from a US nuclear facility even better.

        They and their parents cetainly need representation. The PR value significant.

      • flatsville


        >>>Suing TEPCO or the government of Japan for US residents is tricky to say the least. Why don't you call Boyle yourself?<<<

        This is obewan's battle cry/crusade. He needs to follow through with Boyle.

        Tricky? You think?

        Of course, he's wants one lawyer to sue every NPP OPERATOR on behalf of humanity.

        obewan needs a reality lesson.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          @flatsville…"obewan needs a reality lesson" The reality lesson is that governments, scientists, bankers and lawyers…add big pharma, big agribiz, big any exploitative group are all detached from reality! Bush and all the purveyors of war before and after him go free…what do they do at the Hague? Obama gets a nobel prize. Bankers get bailouts not prison sentences. Nuclear protesters end in jail and everywhere around the world the biggest criminals walk free. Madoff was a shocking exception and this is only because criminal buddies got shohdeted.

          Now the kicker…you can pollute the entire globe with enough poison to kill everyone 400 times over and not only is this free from "prosecution" but the public must pay for damages.

          When I hear this lawyer talk, It strikes me as so pathetic. Reality lesson; lawyers failed, utterly failed, if it was ever in their power to stop criminals from poisoning the world. Sure, there may still be a buck in it, a plaintiff pool, some talks around the rosewood table…just until the fallout from bombs, chernobyl, fukushima, and the almost inevitable tens to hundreds more meltdowns destroy all life on the planet. If a lawyer cant do anything to stop it what good is his profession anyway?

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            I imagine Obewan thought that "Law" was the only part in the system…the matrix….that could control the psychopaths and idiots within. Probably this started because lawyers were talking it up right here on enenews. Whats wrong with hoping justice could prevail? Whats wrong is that lawyers and judges dont deal in justice, only games of law for profit. The plight of the navy seamen all terribly sick and dying is but one example. The inability to prosecute any big polluter like TEPCO, BP, governments etc in any meaningful way further illustrates the ineffectiveness of lawyers to help at all in mankinds…what to say all the other animals…plight

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Code "obewan needs a reality lesson"..

            What are you smoking? It appears I and a few others here are the only ones that can figure out what our current reality really is. 🙁

            Pecking at this problem will not work and based on the real death from Nuclear numbers I presented and as I have recommended to Flats, it is 'he' that must raise the bar and this has to be done on the international scale/level.

            This Nuclear Technology is now the new "black plague" moving across the globe legally… 🙁 Flats area of expertise…not mine.

            I am only the messenger… 🙂

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              obewan, I fear you misunderstood me. I was not saying you needed a reality lesson.

              The "village well" has been poisoned by the "cabal", now all stand to die of hideous disease. Meanwhile there are a few self congratulatory attorneys who claim they are the only salvation and hope and the villagers are naive ranters who dont do anything. …..yeah, but the well is poisoned, many, maybe all will die, so the oh so difficult in the real world, oh so expensive, oh so uniquely effective method of suing high criminals into good behavior didnt really work then did it? My point was aimed mainly at self congratulatory lawyers who themselves need a reality check, it appears.

          • flatsville

            >>>…"obewan needs a reality lesson"<<<

            Yep, that one good lawyers isn't going to shut down every NPP globally as is his repeated, ridiculous claim.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              One good lawyers assembles thousands of other lawyers to do the same.. 🙂

              You apparently are not the "one" good lawyer needed to start the worldwide chain of events that are really needed.. 🙁

              Closing 1 or 20 plants in the US will not resolve all the other ones that will soon blow up all around the/our world stage.. 🙁

              Humans are incapable of building things that do not break.. 🙁

              I had to replace my printer yesterday..see what I mean? 🙂

              • flatsville

                >>>You apparently are not the "one" good lawyer needed to start the worldwide chain of events that are really needed,<<<

                Oh, so, now it is a "chain of events"…not just one good int'l atty in an int'l court shutting it all down.

                And just what is this mythical worldwide "chain of (legal?)events"?

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Flatsville, I long ago interpreted obewans "call to legal cessation of nuclear" as he explains it above; a coordinated nationwide or worldwide effort spearheaded by the few lawyers here who claim they have the unique position to halt nuclear. If its really a fantasy, then why do said lawyers congratulate themselves for being the only reality based effective anti nukers? At this 11nth hour…no, one minute before midnight…they should then admit defeat. Extraordinary circumstances need extraordinary measures. If lawyers can save the world, then they ought not to wait around for the correctly funded exemplar case. Its just out of proportion to whats happening….

              • flatsville


                obewan clearly said one good lawyer…not as he now claims, a series of events.

                And I don't believe Socrates or any other atty who takes on a Fuku related case on behalf of US residents is trying to save the world…only trying to put together a tort case that won't fall apart in court.

                Of course, you are welcome to go to law school and show us how it's done. You can represent longtime smokers who claim the inhalation of hot particles from Japan is the cause of their cancers…and fully fund the case under a contingency agreement with your plaintiffs.

                >>>If its really a fantasy, then why do said lawyers congratulate themselves for being the only reality based effective anti nukers?<<<

                Yes, it is a fantasy to believe that any one lawyer or a small group can halt the operation of NPPs globally.

                Getting a two plus year halt to licensing and relicensing and the 10? closures and annonced closures of of NPPs in the US this year was an enormous effort and deserves praise to those who worked on these efforts…unless your expectations are so very skewed by fantasy.

                And it's been the 11th hour since August 1945. Your clock just caught up with real time.

          • flatsville


            >>>Reality lesson; lawyers failed, utterly failed, if it was ever in their power to stop criminals from poisoning the world.<<<

            It was never in the hands of the lawyers or in their power to stop the criminals from poisoning the world.

            The Big Tell as I've noted before: The USSR didn't need an equivalent Price Anderson Act to build their first NPP. Just the will of the State.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              flatsville says It was never in the hands of the lawyers or in their power to stop the criminals from poisoning the world.

              Then whats the harm in letting the "villagers" decry all who are perpetrators and bemoan a bit the people who claim to be the only ones carrying on the good fight, yet losing the battle? Moreover, since the survival of the ecosphere depends on stopping the criminals from poisoning the world, and we agree it was never in the hands of lawyers to stop them, we need to think of of some other method.

  • Bones Bones

    I started writing an article for my local newspaper, which reaches hundreds of thousands in my area. I suggest we all do the same. It will be about the sailors and their sickness directly caused by Fukushima. Much data and references will make it air tight. If it wasn't for enenews, I wouldn't have that data or references. This is TMI land and a large population of people who served in the military. I think they will be receptive.

  • flatsville

    Bones, Thanks for going old school with a LTE re: the military exposure. Many small circulation area papers go begging for OpEd material. It's a great opportunity to get people thinking.

    I'm working on a LTE on the Max Bauchus proposed changes to federal energy tax credits whic would allow NPPs to receive clean energy credits.

    obewan thinks it's pointless for him to contact his Congressional Delegation because they will do the exact opposite of what he asks? I'm sure their policy votes have little to do with him as an individual…and NEWSFLASH…they already are contemplating doing the exact opposite of what many of us want.

    We need to tell them in great numbers, it is the wrong thing to do.

    • Socrates


      It is this exact information that concerns me.

      When physical evidence is collected by professionals who are qualified to testify in court about the doses received by citizens in a particular area of our country, then that population should be notified and followed medically for evidence of pulmonary disease.

      The nuclear industry in the US sponsored, promoted, and, possibly concealed, the role of radiation in causing cancer, as well as the role of certain companies in the US who may be responsible. Who designed the reactors that blew up in Fukushima? Will people in Seattle get sick?

      The sailors on the USA Reagan got much larger doses. They are sick already. But proof of several hot particles being inhaled per day means that the illnesses are slow but inevitable since the exposures are internal. Furthermore, the Cs 137 exposures are coming to us from seafood and Cs 137 deposition through precipitation, as in Western Europe following Chernobyl.

      Cs 137 bioconcentrate and moves up the food chain. It concentrates in several vital organs as studies from Chernobyl prove. The body absorbs faster than it excretes it with continuous doses to children.

      • many moons

        The sailors on the USA Reagan got much larger doses. They are sick already. But proof of several hot particles being inhaled per day means that the illnesses are slow but inevitable since the exposures are internal.

        How do you that the sailors got a much larger dose?
        They were closer to the source but I can imagine that the strength and potential and magnitude all crossed the very small expanse of the pacific ocean intact and caused the same problems in the US. What would decrease the potential of the Plume?

        I think that is why the folks in Washington, not just the President and his family, headed to South America.

        • Socrates

          Aerosolized particles were carried across in the jet stream. Measured numbers of hot particles in Seattle equaled the number in Tokyo, but we're less than those measured in Fukushima.

          Sailors on the Reagan got lots of noble gasses that were diluted. Iodine 131, Cs 134/137.

          I am very concerned with inhaled particles and bioaccumulation of Cs-137 in food, air and water for residents and tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

          I have been contacted by several tribes as well as reside ts of Oregon, Washington, California, and Canada.

          Even in aces like St. Louis, Missouri, exposures have been high recently. Reno, Nevada, Anaheim, California, Fresno, California.

          This is not going away. Releases and trains – Pacific transport through various vectors continue.

          I will be studying this the rest of my life. Avoid what you can.

          • Socrates

            "that were diluted by the time they crossed the Pacific…."

            The particles came. They were measured in Seattle.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Mark great info! 🙂

      The girl selling the health products looks very healthy 🙂 but also like she has no clue what still comith this way. 🙁

      All these people will soon wonder why they took all these health supplements and/but still got cancer/disease anyways.:(

      That is the beauty of Nuclear Radiation Contamination as it does not discriminate and effects everyone negatively that comes into contact with it.. 🙁

  • tsfw tsfw

    How is that we can't shoot everyone who works or profits from the nuc industry in the head? It would be self defense, but still we would end up in prison while they are free and able continue their mass murder spree. Democracy my ass we don't even have a clue of what that looks like. They let us vote just to make us think we have a say and most people fall for it. And those who fall for it, shit down the throats of those who are too smart to stand in yet another line to make yet another bad decision, based on yet more lies. Maybe I'll go live on an Amish farm- seems they're the only ones who have it right and have warned us over and over again. I used to laugh at them as a child but take away all the religious crap and they are a society I can really look up to. What would I do without this place to rant in!

  • flatsville

    Mr. Abe,
    This morning while watching the BBC, I viewed a segment on your new young woman dance team appearing at clubs and events to boost the participation of young women in the Japanese workforce. Cetainly you must be aware that with the rising childhood cancer rate, young mothers will be less likely to enter the workforce as their children sicken and die fron all manner of radiation related illnesses including cancers. Perhaps the money to fund the dance team is better spent on Fukushima NPP remediation. I believe it is time for your administration to review spending priorites.

    • jec jec

      Does workforce equal Fukushima workers? Guess if a family is faced with children's cancers, has need for medical care, has need for funding for that..women will work outside the home. And if their DNA is so damaged they cant have children, like some of the Marshall Islanders..they will work to help the family who is still living.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    “implement measures now”
    What measures?
    Just so much talk ..as if monitoring is doing something..

  • artika rama

    This is genocide the ones reponsible should be brought to justice. Thousands will die . They should evacuate that island (japan) . ANyone who cares about their own health or their childrens health should leave japan now urgently.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Millions will die and are now dying. 🙁

    Anne's supposed 1 in 2 that/will get cancer has only happened since the year 1945 and it (all this cancer/disease) can be tracked back to Nuclear Technology Applications. 🙁

    Its a class 1 mutagenic DNA scrambler and its on the loose now all over the world. 🙁

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues
    April 8 2013


    "According to Fukushima-Diary.com, which posts up-to-date information about the Fukushima disaster, rice crackers and tangerines produced in the Shizuoka prefecture are testing high for both Cs-137 and Cs-134. Rice crackers, according to the data sheet, tested at 3.7 Becquerels per kilogram (Bq/Kg) of Cs-137, while tangerines tested at 1.46 Bq/Kg of Cs-134 and 3.14 Bq/Kg of Cs-137.

    The Shizuoka prefecture is located about 80 miles southwest of Tokyo, which is highly concerning as it is actually farther away from Fukushima than Tokyo. This suggest that potentially deadly levels of radiation are still affecting large population centers across Japan, including those that are not even in close proximity to the Fukushima plant."

    "It is generally regarded that adult radiation workers should be exposed to no more than 50 millisieverts (mSv) of radiation per year in order to avoid serious health consequences. For children, this number is far lower, probably somewhere around 10 mSv, with this being on the high end. But the average adult and child eating these tainted foods at their current radiation levels will not only reach but exceed the safe maximum in just a few weeks."

    • Socrates

      Steven Starr explains why the millimeters measurements vastly underestimate Cs 137 exposures in children and where doses are continuous.

  • Socrates

    If ocean currents and prevailing winds are bringing more Cs 137 to our shores and beyond, the rates of cancer will rise. Chernobyl studies which the government of Belarus tried to suppress, a major threat exists to residents of the US, Canada and Mexico.

    Helen Caldicott and Arnie Gundersen are not eating food from the Pacific. After watching Steve Star's presentation about Cs -137, I do not eat food from the Pacific.

    I am forced to warn family members of these disturbing findings. I have notified the NRC and my Senator.

    The model in place by our government makes several major incorrect assumptions about "safe" levels of Cs -137. I am joined by many physicians and radiological safety experts. There are steps that can minimize these exposures. Others have posted about these.

    I also fear that as the corium (s) burn into the concrete containment, releases of Strontium 90 will follow. Modeling in Germany indicates that the interval of about 1000 days will be followed by about 153 years of releases into adjacent bodies of water such as the Pacific Ocean.

    All of this exact information has been posted right here on enenews.com I personally have forwarded much of this to the NRC and my Senator.

    Several major law firms that specialize in mass torts are examining potential legal remedies. While I hope that not a single person will get sick in the US from this, we should be so lucky.

    • Ana Ana

      Socrates, thank you for letting all of us know that some major law firms are looking into the possibility of serious lawsuits – I presume a class action suit. Or at least one with a very large plaintiff base. As a retired atty, I can say that sometimes the good guys win. I was fortunate enough to work on a class action case that really changed things in my field. More pressure from all areas is what it will take, such as the constant drip drip drip of lawsuits, bad publicity, pressure on regulators and politicians. People ranting here (which I have done) does not help. The people who have the power to make a change don't read ENE. Doing the drip drip drip of constant phone calls and letters and supporting lawsuits is what works. And finally when the "right" people start getting diseases things will change. My fear is that it will all be too late when the 1% realize their skin is in this game.
      Ana in Sacramento

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    All the talk about…cancer..


    • Socrates

      Low birth weight, cretinism, still birth, Chernobyl heart, learning gisabilities – the list goes on.

      Studies indicate that j6nk DNA is not junk. SCIENTISTS DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT DID!

      Epigenetics are affected too.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The world's Nuclear Technology (guinea pigs and test subjects/scientific experiments) based on the above data that I have supplied… is the country of Japan! 🙁

    The scientific experiment is now over and the results are in! 🙁

    Shut all this Nuclear Crap Down… Now! 🙂

    Am I the only one that sees the cancer/disease/cause pattern unfolding worldwide and what is primarily responsible for most of it? Nuclear Technology! 🙁

    Gee, these numbers presented are not rocket science and any layman/scholar can do/complete simple math… 🙂

    • flatsville

      >>>Shut all this Nuclear Crap Down… Now!<<<

      Call Boyle yet?

      Reunite Pangea!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        I will call him after you call him.. 🙂 Let me know what he says.. Thanks!

        • flatsville

          obewan, Still stalling? Still won't take responsibility for your grandious idea?

          What a sad joke…Well, at least you've stopped blaming everyone including those dying from radiation related illnesses…That's something.

      • Sparky Sparky

        @flatsville, For goodness sake, please leave the man alone! If Obwanspeaks wants to call Boyle, he will; and if he doesn't, he won't. And he may/may not report either outcome here on Enenews. End of story.

        If YOU want to contact Boyle and have something to report, please do so. I would be interested in hearing the result, as would other Enenewsers.

        Another Enenewsers commented a while back that your persistent, targeted admonishments urging Obwanspeaks to contact this lawyer was boarding on stalking and could be the basis for possible Enenews Administrator intervention. I agree.

        This same poster (sorry, I've forgotten who it was) identified some reasons why it might NOT be prudent for Obwanspeaks to contact Boyle–some strategic, some having to do with the lawyer's history/practice.

        IMO, Obwanspeaks has displayed extraordinary patience and good humor in responding to your repeated, targeted comments on this matter.

        You and Obwanspeaks have much to offer to the 17,000+ visitors and contributors to this site. Please don't waste your time or ours with this pointless distraction. Peace, friends.

        • zogerke zogerke

          Thank you sparky

        • flatsville

          Now Sparky you understand how fully annoying it is to read obewan's pronouncements regarding how very simple this all is to fix with a wave of light sabre wielded by the one good int'l atty in int'l court.

          Like activists and attorneys haven't been beating their head's against the wall on nuclear issues for years.

          It took 2 years in court to halt the licensing and re-licensing of nuke plants so we could comment on the waste confidence rule which just ended Dec 20th. When I first posted about that months ago and encouraged others to comment, obewan attacked me. He hadn't bothered to read the ruling or the news article I posted, or understand the issue and why it was a victory.

          We've had the best year ever in terms of nuke plant closures, announced closures and cancelled expansions and yet he bangs his keyboard, but not that dialpad.

          • Sparky Sparky

            @flatsville, How do you know Obwanspeaks "hadn't bothered to read the ruling or the news article [you] posted, or understand the issue and why it was a victory"?

            I think that people here on Enenews know how entrenched the nuclear industrial complex is. Without a doubt, there have been some victories, and they are hard-won–the result of years of hard work, sacrifice, talent, and persistence by you and thousands of others. Thank you! That level of commitment and informed action is critical if life on this small planet is to survive this nuclear holocaust.

            Speaking personally, I learned about the NRC Waste Confidence rule from you, Stock and others here on Enenews, and posted my comments on the NRC website. Thanks to you all, I am considering doing more, such as contacting my Congressional representative or writing an Op-Ed in my local newspaper. But I’m also doing things that address the issue differently. For example, I’m working to get rad monitors at a California college (two sites), to increase awareness, establish a local rad data baseline, improve planning and action to protect students (and students’ preschool children). I bought a rad monitor for myself and my family, and share results on NETC.com. I eat, buy and plan differently than I did before I encountered Enenews. [Continued below.]

            • Sparky Sparky

              @flatsville, [Continued.] I’d like to also point out that there’s value in the clarity and simplicity of Obewan’s message, “Shut all the nuclear death traps down.”

              When all is said and done, that is the single, most important message of all. It is a message that laypeople and others less familiar with the many, complex steps (e.g., years of activism and legal wrangling) leading towards that outcome need to hear. And they need to hear that message repeatedly and consistently.

              It is the logical concluding counter-argument to all pro-nuclear arguments: nuclear power is not/never was/never will be safe, no matter how “efficient”; it is cost-prohibitive, not cost-effective; it is ecologically destructive and contributes to climate change, not a viable “solution” to climate change; there is and never will be a place to permanently, safely store its deadly waste; it does not, as GE boasts, “bring good things to life”, it ends life now and for future generations. [Continued below.]

              • Sparky Sparky

                @flatsville, [Continued.] My point here is that everyone acts within their capacity and motivation to do so. We can’t know and don’t need to know all the ways in which ‘Enenewsers process and act upon information they glean from this site.

                Obwan’s comments may be personally annoying to you, but he is not the enemy. Personalizing and perseverating on his comments needlessly saps your talent and energy. It also detracts from important Enenews conversations and from our ultimate goal to dismantle the nuclear industrial complex.

                Both you and Obwan bring unique and valuable perspective and information to Enenews. Please keep sharing, but stay focused on the message and not the messenger please. 'Sending peace and good will to you.

                • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

                  Sparky, your story has a very good beginning , middle and end. You are exactly the sober, forward-thinking person that I personally want to align myself with; there's really no point in futile in-fighting. I am personally sick and tired of the elite getting exactly what they want – a dissasociation within activist group that strive for the common good, while those bastards continue their alleigance against the human race.

                  If they can put their differences aside and fuck the world up, I think it would be a shame if we couldn't do the same to save it.

                  • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

                    To flatsville:

                    I realize that I'm a newcomer, but to you really need a lecture from fellow ENEWSers on your behaviour? What concrete result do you hope to gain with your (I'm sorry, I won't mince words) trolling of ObeWan? Will an apology satisfy you?

                    • flatsville

                      Man With The Plan,

                      obewan makes sweeping, broad based statements that by and large satisfy the enenews regulars and go largely unchallenged.

                      He has little concept in terms of time, effort or money regarding what it takes to bring a successful case to court or what is legally possible…nor is he interested in finding out (call Boyle) or even assisting with the process by contacting his congressional delegation. But, he will declare that it is not enough or that people aren't working hard enough and stomp his feet like a petulant child.

                      This kind of attitude and approach (lack of) is one of the many reasons the anti-nuke movement hasn't made more headway in the aftermath of Fuku.

                      Anyone who would repeatedly blame people suffering from radiation illnesses for their own disease is incapable of an apology. Anyone who would declare that radiation is the only cause for the rise in cancer rates, ignoring the presence of PCBs, Dioxins and Furans in the enviroment and the harm they've caused is incapable of an apology.

                      And any forthcoming apology would not be due me, but to those people who are suffering.

                    • Sparky Sparky

                      @ManWithAPlan, Flatsville, ObwanSpeaks: No apologies, no lectures necessary. Really, we're among friends here working towards the same goal, albeit with different but equally valid approaches. And unless any among us are clairvoyant, we should acknowledge that we cannot know another's intent and motivation through web postings.

                      But we can know our selves better,

                      learn from and accept help from others,

                      and grow,

                      We have a nuclear village to dismantle. Let’s move forward. Together.

                      Peace to all during this season of hope.

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Sparky, have a great holiday and everyone else do the same and yes even Flatsville.

                  Flats, spend some time with your family. Take a break!

                  Raise the Bar my friend and do what's right and I know it's in you, because I use and I am part of the Force and so are you! 🙂

                  This has to be handled on the International Level of legal "Word Craft" and soon. 🙂

                  More are going to blow any day now and the background radiation readings are climbing worldwide. 🙁

                  You and we out here are running out of time… 🙁

            • flatsville


              >>>How do you know Obwanspeaks "hadn't bothered to read the ruling or the news article [you] posted, or understand the issue and why it was a victory"?<<<

              Because I had to explain it to him after the first unprompted attack by calling his attention to that fact which was clearly stated in the article I linked from environmental news service…had he bothered to read it at all.

        • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

          It's funny coz you said what we're all thinking. /:D

  • ftlt

    What is the official body count as of today??? Anyone???

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Since 1945 probably close to a billion deaths. Kind of makes those mass casualty shootings all over the news a very sad event, but a "non event" inside our current Nuclear Technology Slaughter House results reality.. 🙁

      • ftlt

        Obe: I was asking for the Japanese official count..

        We all know on here the counts are historically ridiculously low…

        Is there a official record anywhere???… What is the IAEA count for FUFU now??

        I would guess, it is yet within the low 2 digits…

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          ftlt, sure a country that has to and/or then just passes "Sweeping Emergency Secrecy Laws" is going to willingly tell/share the truth with any of us out here?

          Don't think so my friend…since it is all now a Secret. 🙁

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    UN, WHO, IAEA and other made-members of the nuclear mafia will do their usual professional best to coverup and vastly understate the incident rates for thyroid cancer and other.illnesses caused by Fuku contamination.

    Because of much higher population density in Japan, the Fuku-caused illness and cancer death totals will be magnitudes higher than Chernobyl's, despite the perpetration of the false agency understatements by the corporate press:


    “Who does not know the truth, is simply a fool…
    Yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie,
    is a criminal.”

    B.Brecht: Galileo Galilei

  • Seeker

    @We Are Not They Finally @Socrates

    You two are the only ones who have brought up the nuclear apocalypse cult that both Abe and his new Minister of the Environment / Nuclear Issues belong to. Shimatsu takes this very seriously (podcast from Rense 12/16): "the new minister is like having Charlie Manson in the WH."

    Socrates, WHY do you say "No worries… Not!"?? The cult believes only they will survive the nuclear apocalyspe they are facilitating. It does not get any scarier than that.

    The number of PTB who have gone into harm's way since Fuku amazes me–CA, Tokyo (IMF), Hawaii et al. But
    when people make pacts with Satan it is because they believe his promises that they will escape harm and go on to benefit. Like this cult.

    Please reply, Socrates. So many thanks.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      A cult of stupidity.
      A cult of the self absorbed.
      So they survive..will their children..will their children's children survive?

    • Socrates


      That expression means the opposite; it means we DO have much to worry about.

      A nuclear armed nation led by fanatical cult members is scary.

      Japan may lie in ruins and could see a divine mission to fight China egged on by fanatical types in the US.

      Shimatsu is on tonight.

  • cooterboy

    I've written to my three Congressmen and have received only one reply. In short, "While the reactors have since been stabilized.." and "The EPA increased radiation monitoring.." yes two years ago and the last testing was Jan.2013.
    "In Washington State the DOH increased air monitoring and began to check fish populations for radiation". They checked a total of 5 fish since 3/11.

    "The federal gov.has also addressed radiation from Japan reaching US soil, stating there is no expectation that harmful radiation will reach the the United States." Really!
    Blah, blah, blah and BLAH. Sweet, reassuring propaganda.

    Now the biggest and boldest lie. "I am working with my colleagues, leaders in the Obama admin., and WA state agencies to CLOSELY monitor the cleanup operation at the plant."

    Then the final BS pile. "I will continue to make sure Americans get clear information about the impact of the crisis in Japan.."

    Write you Congressman representing your district and see what your return propaganda will look like. I have compiled 30 pages of documents, hard copy, that flies smack in the face of this propaganda. Knowledge/truth is what we all seek and I will continue this quest. I encourage all to do the same. Don't e-mail, hard copy your requests and demand a thoughtful reply.

    • bf9 Fitz

      I intend to have a face to face meeting with mine and I'm beginning the motions for that today. A letter isn't going to do anything, if I can borrow a geiger counter for more effect, I'll open the office window and hold it there. If my congressman isn't already in the know about it all he certainly will be very quickly.

  • bozzy54

    NOTE: watch this video on


    Navy dumping million tons of radioactive waste in 55 gallon drums off the coast of New Jersy!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Tell me again..why the rods in 4 are any different from the rods..they have been dumping in the ocean for almost 3 years?

    Is TEPCO Dumping Spent Fuel Rods Into the Sea


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Above..June 21 2011

  • pkjn

    Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster
    December 23, 2013 The Real News

    We looked at California and we looked at the changes in the rates of hypothyroidism for the 9 months after Fukushima compared to the previous year, and we found a 26 percent increase in the rate of hypothyroidism.

    The Fukushima Medical University have taken 200,000 children under age 18 who live relatively close to Fukushima, and they tested for two things. The first they tested for was thyroid cancer. And they have found up to 59 children have thyroid cancer. In a normal–we would expect 1 or 2.

    Second thing that they found is they through ultrasound look at the child's thyroid gland for precancerous lumps what they call cysts and nodules. And so far, 56 percent of children near Fukushima do in fact have a precancerous cyst or a nodule. And every year it gets higher–2 years ago, 35 percent, last year 45 percent, this year 56 percent.


  • Sparky Sparky

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  • Socrates

    The US Constitution says that the right to bring an action under the common law shall be preserved.

    Regulation is necessary. But regulation can be captured or offshored to some regulatory body that promotes as well as regulates. Arnie Gundersen claims bribes were given to the NRC many years ago.

    The jury is the conscience of the community. It works with regulation.

    Tort reform limits the power of the jury to compensate victims. Blame Price – Anderson Act of 1957, not lawyers. Blame Congress for Treaties that limit judicial remedies.

    Contingency lawyers face caps on damages in medical malpractice cases. Without a cost of living adjustment, the cap makes these cases non – economic in California. Even the defense lawyers want it raised. Despite super majorities in.both the assembly and state Senate and a Democratic Governor in California, consumers must use the initiative law to place a cola on the ballot because politicians take so much money from doctors and insurance companies. Lose an eye? $250,000 cap on your pain and suffering. Cap has not been raised in 38 years.

    So blame your politicians, not lawyers. If there is no enforceable international law, place the blame where it belongs – on the politicians who favor big business.

    • GBCIR

      Obewanspeaks – don't feed the trolls. They are in the process of dieing. We try to help them but sadly there are many on the path of their own destruction. The trick is: DON'T be dragged into the void they create with their demise.

      There are MANY that share your TRUTH.

      Those that deny truth are food for the VOID.

      Such is the REALITY of the vortex.

      We LIVE after half a century of nuclear bombardment (2053 nuclear detonations, dumping, DU and melt-downs everywhere…)

      YET WE LIVE. Cannabis oil cures disEASE. It provides the time we need.

      Now let's REMEDY Earth. For the sake of you and our Children.

      May Peace Prevail on Earth and those that want otherwise BE VOID.

      Cannabis oil is remedy for ALL disEASE.