NHK: Gov’t to study humans for genetic effects of Fukushima radiation — “Residents have been voicing concerns” — Health to be monitored for next 50+ years (VIDEO)

Published: August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am ET
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Title: Government to study genetic effects of radiation
Source: NHK
Date: Aug 31, 2012

Environment Minister Goshi Hosono: “Understanding the effects of radiation on a genetic level will help prepare us for the future”

The Japanese government plans to study the possible effects of radiation on genes of people affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident. It will begin the tests in the next fiscal year.

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Fukushima residents have been voicing concerns over possible genetic effects of radioactive substances

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The ministry plans to conduct blood and other tests. The ministry says it will work with the Fukushima Medical University and research institutions. The first priority will be testing children.

Hosono said after the meeting that the health of Fukushima residents needs to be monitored for more than 50 years. He said understanding radiation influences on the genetic level could help these people in the future.

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Title: Japan To Study Genetic Effects Of Fukushima Radiation
Source: RTTNews
Date: 8/31/2012 2:54a ET

The Japanese government plans to study possible effects of radiation on the genes of people affected by last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident.

Disclosing the proposal, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono told a meeting in Fukushima city on Thursday that his Ministry planned to conduct blood and other tests on people who lived in the surrounding areas of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plant

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Fukushima residents have been voicing concerns over possible genetic effects of radioactive substances

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Health of Fukushima residents needs to be monitored for more than 50 years, Hosono said

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Published: August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am ET
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11 comments to NHK: Gov’t to study humans for genetic effects of Fukushima radiation — “Residents have been voicing concerns” — Health to be monitored for next 50+ years (VIDEO)

  • Genetic Damage is forthcoming!
    Not just to humans. Think about it.

    That IS what's really being said. (my opinion)

    Obviously, cost/risk analysis of these Death Machines was a BIG miscalculation and that's an understatement.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Fukushima Medical Hospital just recieved a lot of money for this study and a new pre and neonatal and pediatric ward.
    An expansion of a hospital in an area where the population is decreasing?
    Expansion in the area of neonatal,etc..are they having a large increase in births?
    A study is not practical medical help for the ailments that are to befall the people.
    This is an opportunity to watch the natural processes of the contamination on the human body and an opportunity to use experimental treatments (money making).. that may or may not benefit the patient.
    What the public wants to know..is what treatment those contaminated by the radiation from Fukushima Npp are receiving.
    This is a clear and honest request.
    One of which the people of deserve to know.

    PS. Mr.Hosono..don't forget if you become ill from radiation sickness… you will take your number in the waiting room of Fukushima Medical Hospital…(or some secret hospital in another country)
    Your story won't be told.
    Heart of the Rose.


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "Health to be monitored for next 50+ years"

      Should be a cost effective study, considering most of them will be dead in less than 10 years.


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    • Andres Arce Andres Arce

      The government gets into scientific experiments, while their whole country (including the universities) are about being consumed away owing to the (deliberate by concealment) ignorance of their own people.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Not just Japan. Bigger release than Chernobyl blew towards U.S and Canada. And beyond. And continuing. Nuclear reactors contaminate everything.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    More smoke and mirrors for the coming election.


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Just In: "Fukushima Medical Hospital to be renamed the 'Josef Mengele Children's Research Center For The Study Of Happiness And Joy'."

    And now back to your scheduled programming.


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    How ironic that they are keen to announce about the 50 years study than making an announcement to evacuate people. After all, they can't do the study if people left the affected area, can they?


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    "The ministry plans to conduct blood and other tests. The ministry says it will work with the Fukushima Medical University and research institutions. The first priority will be testing children."

    The first priority is to evacuate children, not testing!
    The right thing to say would have been, first evacuate and do testing and monitoring to ensure their health.


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  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    You know, what this is like…
    a fireman to say, we'll test the temperature inside the burning house while residents are still inside dying by the scorching fire.

    OR a swimming pool marshal to watch a person drowning while keeping an eye on his/her watch to see how long this person would lasts in the water.

    I am so astounded that the government doesn't realise how the world perceives them.


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