Japan kids ingesting pieces of Fukushima fuel rods? Expert: Mystery black substance “very likely contains concentrated unburned nuclear fuel” (VIDEO)

Published: July 11th, 2013 at 10:59 am ET


Title: Japan’s Black Dust, with Marco Kaltofen
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: July 10, 2013

Marco Kaltofen, President at Boston Chemical Data Corp. & Doctoral student researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute: […] We kept hearing reports about something unusual, a black dust […] we finally got a very small sample of that […]

What’s different about this material is unlike a lot of the soil and dust samples we’ve gotten, there’s a real uniformity to this stuff. It’s a single substance. It’s not a mix of mineral particles and pieces of dead bugs and plant matter and dust particles. It’s actually very homogenous and uniform when you look at it under the microscope. And it doesn’t look like the surrounding soils. And it is much more intensely radioactive than any other soil or dust sample we’ve gotten from around Fukushima Daiichi. So this material is different. It’s not a natural soil. There’s something unusual happening with this stuff. […]

The sample had fairly high levels of radium 226. Now that’s not a radioisotope that we hear as much about. The radium 226 has almost as much activity as the radioactive Cesium in the sample. Radium 226 is a degradation product of uranium and we can’t really detect the uranium directly. […] And this tells me that this particle contains not only fission waste products from the reactor but very likely contains a concentrated unburned nuclear fuel. And that’s unusual. This sample had by far the highest level of uranium daughters that we’ve seen in a dust or soil sample.  We’re actually seeing material that might well have come from inside a failed fuel assembly.

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer
: Okay. When I hear that, that’s clear evidence that the containment was breached. The interesting thing to me is that when I hear black, I think of like algae or fungi or something like that. But you’re saying this is not an organic substance. Is that right?

Kaltofen: No. It’s not an organic substance. It’s a mixture of very small particles and just the way they aggregate gives it the appearance of being black, but it’s – it probably – I won’t say optical illusion, but it’s an optical effect of the size of the particles and the way they’re joined together. […]

Gundersen: Are these particles light enough for people to ingest them or breathe them in?

Kaltofen: Well, certainly they could be ingested […] right now I would say they’re much more an ingestion hazard. And that usually tends to target children and agricultural workers. […] A child on average consumes between 100 and 200 milligrams of soil a day because of hand-to-mouth activity. So that’s something to really think about.

Listen to the complete interview here

Published: July 11th, 2013 at 10:59 am ET


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64 comments to Japan kids ingesting pieces of Fukushima fuel rods? Expert: Mystery black substance “very likely contains concentrated unburned nuclear fuel” (VIDEO)

  • MK: "There’s nothing about the imaginary line between the restricted zone and the exclusion zone that can stop this material from being transported outward to where the population still lives."
    – from interview

    (Found 10 km from ground zero.)

    KB: "The particles are a little big to move easily by wind, so it would actually take a fairly strong wind."

    Good thing it never gets very windy there. [sarc]

    Uh oh..! 🙁

    • correction KB should be MK:

      • andagi andagi

        Dear ChasAha,
        As a medical professional, I hope others here can relate to the ongoing helplessness I try to voice here with inexpressible reserve and angst.
        Still reading, posting supporting ENENews, generating change worldwide 24/7.
        Fighting still, in my own lift… for life!

    • Fukushima Black Dust or Black Fungus Tested – Over 5,000,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium Found; via @AGreenRoad

    • dka

      These particle are heavier than hydrogen or oxygen, but they are spread by wind. Do the maths, the weight of a single of these particle is less than 0.0001mg.
      Any wind can pick it up very easily and send it very high into the air. And there are plenty of these flying around.

      • In previous posts, it was observed that wind would carry this dust off and clean out areas completely. This means that the dust is extremely volatile and will move great distances with wind.

        Not good news… at 5 million Bq/kg… dangerously radioactive dust storms. Breathe in a particle of this black dust and you can probably say bye-bye…

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Any worse than the plutonium already in our lungs?

          "I love the smell of radioactive dust storms in the morning!"
          – LC Bill Kilgore

          • dka

            I did not like the metalic taste in my mouth in Tokyo back in spring 2011. I really felt that taste, only once, several weeks after the explosion, I was there for a month.
            It is a puzzling taste, and did not like it at all.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    March 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm Log in to Reply
    I believe that the black dust is what is left of the nuclear fuel it has been turned to dust, in a chain reaction you have neutrons smashing atoms, over and over again, eventually the particles are so small and positively charged they escape and attract negative charged particals or visa verse, does it matter.

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    March 17, 2013 at 10:25 am Log in to Reply
    I think it is fuel dust, too, weeman. I first saw it puff out of reactor 4 in Dec. 2011, then by spring 2012, it was coming straight out of the ground. This describes dust production as a central property of corium, you can't have corium without black dust:

    March 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm · Reply

    Corium (and also highly irradiated uranium fuel) has an interesting property: spontaneous dust generation, or spontaneous self-sputtering of the surface. The alpha decay of isotopes inside the glassy structure causes Coulomb explosions, degrading the material and releasing submicron particles from its surface.[42]

    Some old films of the black dust:

    The storm of black "dust" in the video Wotcha posted may be from the direction of R5 & R6.

    March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am · Reply
    More 'black smoke' vids from 454541919, just what I saw yesterday. My thanks go to him/her for great captures.
    2012-03-18 22:30~00:29(19)

    • weeman

      What ever it is it is not positively or negatively charged, as it was free of debris, it seems to repel other particals, it is from reactor or SFP but I am at a loss to explain and I am not the only one, very strange indeed.

    • link is dead, repost please?

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      NoNukes, would you please re-post the link to the YouTube video? The URL got truncated when the comment was posted, thanks.

      Nuckelchen got some really good video capture of black smoke coming out of the ground on at least two different days, during daylight hours. Pretty nasty looking ….

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Actually, it looked a lot like black stuff EXPLODING out of the ground. Like phreatic explosions from a volcano — which would imply the corium(s) are hitting ground water or water under the "soil" or in the substrate matter somewhere underneath the plant.

        From Wikipedia:


        "The term phreatic is used in hydrology and the earth sciences to refer to matters relating to ground water (an aquifer) below the water table (the word originates from the Greek phrear, phreat- meaning "well" or "spring"). The term 'phreatic surface' indicates the location where the pore water pressure is under atmospheric conditions (i.e. the pressure head is zero). This surface normally coincides with the water table. The slope of the phreatic surface is assumed to indicate the direction of ground water movement in an unconfined aquifer.

        The phreatic zone, below the phreatic surface where rock and soil is saturated with water, is the counterpart of the vadose zone, or unsaturated zone, above. Unconfined aquifers are also referred to as phreatic aquifers because their upper boundary is provided by the phreatic surface."

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Pardon me, more like a phreatic eruption.


          "phreatic eruption
          A Dictionary of Ecology | 2004 | MICHAEL ALLABY | 568 words | Copyright
          phreatic eruption A volcanic eruption caused by the interaction of hot magma with surface lake water, sea water, or groundwater. The water immediately surrounding the magma is heated and volatilized. Its expansion builds up pressure on the envelope of water surrounding it. When the pressure exceeds the confining pressure of the overlying water column the water vapour expands explosively to produce a steam-dominated eruption. Where significant amounts of magmatic material are ejected in addition to steam the activity is said to be ‘phreatomagmatic’."

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            So you've coined a new word, HoTaters?

            Phreatoradioactive – Where significant amounts of radioactive material are ejected in addition to steam.

            You should copywrite this ASAP, and get it in Wikipedia immediately.


  • NoNukes NoNukes

    March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am · Reply
    More 'black smoke' vids from 454541919, just what I saw yesterday. My thanks go to him/her for great captures.
    2012-03-18 22:30~00:29(19)
    2012-03-19 02:27~04:08

    Here are just a few videos by the amazing Nuckelchen, I still haven't found the early ones that I remember:

    March 7 Black Clouds:





    • NoNukes NoNukes

      April 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm
      March 17, 2012 at 2:35 am · Reply
      thats one of the moxoriums down there…

      please think about when you talk about MOX–
      -how will MOX be builded?
      okay, from gas…
      like everything in the stupid physics you can do it backwards…
      means mox into gas?
      just think about it…
      there was a new delivery to japan with some tons of helifluxinuckybridium-whatevergas – moment – okay – not in gas, they send it in powder:

      isn't powder not the new instant gas?
      the prozess from gas into solid matter?
      jet-trail to condensation nuclei

      nucleation is…
      …like if you would swell and instead of stink would be a fine cloud of dust fall to ground…
      April 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm
      Forget Nuclear
      February 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm · Reply
      Have you seen the black cloud parked over Fukushima?


      I have never seen anything in my life like that before…


      February 28, 2012 at 3:38 am · Reply
      asking me really?
      (because "a parking cloud went black @ tepco fukushima" is a nuckelchenblogde trademark…)

      @ ruth:
      black nano powder could be backed here on that day

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Yes, NoNukes, thanks for re-posting links. This one shows pretty clearly there were black clouds traveling around the plant, under brightly lit conditions.


      I thought there was another video Nuckelchen did during daylight hours which clearly shows black clouds coming up out of the ground, in what looked like explosions. My jaw dropped when I saw it. Majia commented on it; I remember. It was sometime in 2013, I think (maybe February or March).

  • weeman

    What binds the parts of conglomerate together and repels other particles, the only thing i know that acts this way is dark matter, I think we have found the god particle, we are in unknown territory and the boat will not return.
    A wink is as good as a nod to a blind Horse. I know that ridicules, is it.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Japan's babies are inhaling this deadly dust, as are the babies and children of the United States.

    It is common sense that if this dust is flying around Japan, there is little chance it is not flying around the United States, too.

    Dust makes it here even from Africa,

  • Terryann

    You do not have to buy an expensive meter to count radiation. At the link below are great instructions on how to build and operate a KFM simple electroscope ionization chamber radiation fall out meter. Follow the instructions exactly and this meter may be better then the expensive one. It will also read for radon.


    • Someone needs to develop a FREE app for radiation, using the camera and radiation hitting the sensor…

      Now that would be useful… and EVERYONE should have one.

      We cannot trust the government, the regulators, or the 'experts' who are supposed to be the trusted scientists guarding the public interest.

      Money, college 'programming' and greed, corrupts and/or turns almost all of them.

  • ftlt

    This is the stuff of sci-fi horror novels – only it is real and happening as I write…

    We have created a humancide

    We're doomed by our arrogance…

    On the bright side, Save the planet has taken on a new meaning = Kill off the humans..

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Putting several things together to paint the big picture:
    Corium lava creates black dust, outside of Containment, exiting through fisures in the ground, seen in the webcams as black smoke. This is actually burned nuclear fuel. It is found all over Northern Japan, even in Tokyo, along the edges of roads, in parks, and on parking lots, blowing where ever the wind blows, and sinking to the ground whenever the winds are calm. Corium is constantly throwing off little bits of itself as smoke, which comes to rest on playgrounds, as the little kiddies play. And they must know this from the reports of their own citizens, and still there is no call for a wider evacuation? Even though your children have been playing in this dust for over two years now? Japan is killing its own children. Like eating your seed corn. Japan deserves its fate. Leave them to their fate. Japan is toast.

    • irhologram

      Phillip! There's more at work here… By this time, most would have suffered brain damage…or at the very
      least, a lowering of IQ. Who knows WHAT kinds of frequencies for crowd control are being broadcast in there (At least five years ago, there was an amusement-spot in Japan that one stands on, while THOUGHTS and voices were broadcst into your head [not your own]) or what "else" they're putting in the water, never mind media brain washing and social pressure (oh, and we don't have that here. And we're not dying here of radiation, Sarc, GMOs [Japan's one up on us there] Or lethal vaccinations . [Opps, Japan's one up there, too. Did you know the week of the tsunami, Japan was converting its entire country to electric cars? Wonder what became of that!]) and all the while, the U.S./U.N. are bottom-line in charge of nuclear policies in Japan…as several have posted here in links. It's HARD for me to condemn citizen civilians to "their fate" for what their governments do. That's like saying our soldiers deserve cancer because they should have known our military uses depleted uranium before they enlisted. Or saying the 10 million residents of the Gulf Coast deserve neuro-toxins because they should have been able to control BP. Or saying, for that matter, that WE deserve to die from cancer because it was our GE designed plant and MIT scientists directing initial response. I was REALLY surprised to hear you condemn "the people." Aren't we the people?

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        "That's like saying our soldiers deserve cancer because they should have known our military uses depleted uranium before they enlisted."
        Your words, irhologram, not mine.
        Yes, their fault.
        For example,
        I knew what was going on in Viet Nam, and knowing, never became a soldier.
        Soldiers in Viet Nam also knew that crimes against humanity were going on, and still they went along with it.
        We, the soldiers and I, both faced prison if we refused what the war criminals still call "service".
        Yes, the Japanese are beginning to resist their nuclear masters.
        But not in sufficient numbers, nor with sufficient ferocity, to STOP nuclear in its tracks.
        (Nor have we in the US.)
        As Fukushima is Japan's fault, so is the nuclear contamnation of the US OUR fault.
        Both peoples will perish, unless they make a sufficient effort to stop our tormentors.

        • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

          Although I understand your logic..I do not agree that we deserve what we get…Put the blame exactly where it belongs…on the shoulders of those who used billions if not trillions of dollars over the years controlling & brainwashing citizens that government & industry was your friend & trustworthy, all the while poisoning them while taking their hard earned money.

          Consider the current seniors that were raised to never question anyone, be it school officials, doctors, government or industry. Raised to trust.. you left your doors open & knew everyone in your neighborhood. These same seniors taught their children the same thing while media, government & industry enforced it with control of everything form of entertainment & news sources.

          • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

            The victims are the victims, even when the ferocity of their resistence doesn't stop the tyranny of corp.gov. I agree with you, MaidenHeaven and irhologram, that the real fault is with the perps, rather than with the victims. My cousin resisted nukes mightily in his day. But when electric utility turned off his power in the middle of winter, my cousin still froze to death in his own home. Ironic, isn't it? If he would have had a wood heater, he might be alive today. As for myself, I'm getting a wood heater, and the electric utility be damned!


              I can surely speak Philip, for the other long-time players out here, when I say that we love and value your input. But I think frustration's getting the better of your insights, today. You're confusing repression with ignorance. None can be held to account for not being informed on any particular set of issues. Should they choose to turn-away from the light, then they can be. Problem is, we're now living in a world that uses advanced techniques in social and psychological manipulation. Just what got the American people into the Vietnam nightmare is what's still getting us all into other – equally tragic – situations. So, I'd only ask that you reconsider your sweeping words of condemnation and perhaps refocus them on the truly responsible parties.

              Love you and those who stand with the light…

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Yes, AFTERSHOCK, advanced techniques in social and psychological manipulation. And might I add, extreme efforts to repress the free flow of information. And efforrs to obfuscate, and efforts to discredit reliable sources through the use of dis-information campaigns, and calling anyone who disagrees a "conspiracy theorist."

                Well, IMO if you call anyone you're a conspiracy theorist you've just proven them correct.


                "the·o·ry [thee-uh-ree, theer-ee] Show IPA
                noun, plural the·o·ries.
                1. a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity. Synonyms: principle, law, doctrine."

                Per the #1 definition, anyway.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        "Like eating your seed corn. Japan deserves its fate. Leave them to their fate. Japan is toast." I retract the above words in my earlier post. You are quite right, irhologram.

        Having said this…

        • We Not They Finally

          PhilipUpNorth: First, we (husband and I) admire your refusal to fight in Vietnam. And we're appalled that most U.S. soldiers probably do NOT know about depleted uranium weapons, and are indoctrinated to think that they are "patriots." And we are mega-appalled that Japanese children have been left to "play" in black corium dust, one particle of which can work inside their little bodies to kill them, yet they had no role in CREATING that.

          In America, kids were raised on "Atoms for Peace" (thanks, Eisenhower, for NULLIFYING your great statement warning about the military-industrial complex!) And who gets to UN-indoctrinate childhood doctrination so as to have an activist adult population? Then what about what NO ONE can control? Like Barrie Trower is REALLY scary on military mis-use of clandestine microwave frequencies to create ANYTHING in the populace — depression, violence, ecstasy, lethargy, suicide –just pick a brain wave to target

          The real "enemies" are apathy, greed, domination and violence. Generally, compassion and activism is the better way. But do we share your far edge of frustration? YES!!! Do we find the Japanese culture infuriating? YES!! But given America's me-me-me mentality with LITTLE regard for public well-being, maybe it's "There but for the grace of God go I."

          Hang in there. Just know that you are really NOT the only one who wants to SCREAM watching all this.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        irhologram, I could tell you some personal stories about my experiences with media brainwashing. Write me here and I'll explain: HoTaters@hush.com

        You might be interested in hearing what I have to say. In agreement; most people have no idea, the extent to which they are being manipulated. Probably not even I.

  • Trawling4Trolls

    "Corium is constantly throwing off little bits of itself as smoke"

    Quite true, what else could the dust measured over the reactors be that TEPCO had said they'd been detecting.

  • Anyone know what the Xenon gas looks like, when it finally does decay and turn back into SOLID CESIUM?

    Could that be a black dust like substance?

    • Radioactive Xenon Gas; Dangerous And Lung Cancer Causing Isotope; via A Green Road

      • razzz razzz

        You see the problems scientists have with nuclides, since there is a decay chain to follow, it is hard to reconstruct where the by-products/daughter products originated from. Only fissioning uranium produces the radioactive xenon gas chains which there is more than one type of xenon gas.

        As Dr. Caldicott likes to point out, a working nuclear power plant can't operate without creating radioactive noble gases, all the time, 24/7 while fissioning uranium. Fuel rods have vent holes to leech out the gases which have to be captured and filtered. In fuel pools it escapes to the atmosphere when not covered with water or when your core is melting down producing tremendous amount of noble gases which TEPCO and the US failed to report by shutting down monitoring station or ignoring them for reporting purposes after the Daiichi explosions.


        Plutonium turns dark gray in air.


        • Plutonium SOLID turns to grey when exposed to air.

          What happens when it burns and goes into the air? Is it a clear gas, or does the 'smoke' of burning plutonium have a color?

          This wiki article does not cover this…

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Maybe not, AGR, but what caused the black smoke when #3 detonated? Didn't someone say it meant there was lots of Plutonium there? (I don't know the answer to that question.)

          • razzz razzz

            Plutonium in the mystery sample wasn't discussed during the interview and uranium decays so slowly that it couldn't be tested for in that lab, so that leaves Radium 225 that was found and discussed.

            "…Radium is an almost pure-white alkaline earth metal, but it readily oxidizes on exposure to air, becoming black in color. All isotopes of radium are highly radioactive, with the most stable isotope being radium-226, which has a half-life of 1601 years and decays into radon gas…."

            Maybe 'vaporize' didn't happen on a extreme scale so the word might be a poor choice for a description. And you need about 3,l00F degrees to get radium to start boiling (turn to gas). Graphite (carbon) about 6,300F to melt and 8,700F to boil.

            The mysterious substance seems to generate it own type of interacting magnetic fields to hold itself together.

            All these man made isotopes make for scary reading. Man made via fission to boil water for electrical generation.

      • We Not They Finally

        AGR, it is also said that a single molecule of PLUTONIUM (a "hot particle") lodged in the lungs can cause lung cancer because it works as a permanent ongoing emitter. It's going to be VERY bad, the coming epidemic of lung cancer. "It's not just for smokers anymore."

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Scientists and engineers say they are smart enough to design nuclear reactors, but after two years are still calling this a mystery black substance? How many labs, how many Universities? Like the sea lions in California…MAKE THE TESTS ALREADY! All you scientists and professors who keep silent…YOU ARE PATHETIC! At least look in the mirror and say "Im a worthless coward enabling the death of millions" Marco Kaltofen is exonerated. For anyone else who cant seem to get a sample of the mystery black substance, just ask a schoolkid to bring some from the sidewalk. Whats wrong with people…you shake them by the shoulders but its too late, they are zombies, you cant reach them

  • razzz razzz

    Complex is an understatement.
    "What is Radon?

    Radon gas, like carbon-14 gas, is completely natural. It forms during the decay of uranium-238, an element with a fairly interesting decay sequence (to learn more about decay sequences and radioactivity in general, see How Nuclear Radiation Works):

    Start with a uranium-238 atom. This atom has 92 protons and 146 neutrons. It has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. When it decays it emits an alpha particle, leaving behind a thorium-234 atom.
    A thorium-234 atom has 90 protons and 144 neutrons. It has a half-life of 24.5 days. When it decays it emits a beta particle and a gamma ray, leaving behind a protactinium-234 atom.
    A protactinium-234 atom has 91 protons and 143 neutrons. It has a half-life of 269,000 years. When it decays it emits a beta particle and a gamma ray, leaving behind a thorium-230 atom.
    A thorium-230 atom has 90 protons and 140 neutrons. It has a half-life of 83,000 years. When it decays it emits an alpha particle and a gamma ray, leaving behind a radium-226 atom.
    A radium-226 atom has 88 protons and 138 neutrons. It has a half-life of 1,590 years. When it decays it emits an alpha particle and a gamma ray, leaving behind a radon-222 atom…"


    There is more of the complete decay chain at the link.

  • Re Plutonium; At 135 °C the metal will ignite in air. Plutonium shows enormous, and reversible, reaction rates with pure hydrogen, forming plutonium hydride.[11] It also reacts readily with oxygen, forming PuO and PuO2 as well as intermediate oxides. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium

    As far as blaming the Japanese people goes, Shinzo Abe started his Upper House election campaign today in Fukushima city. He is popular as his platform of economic renewal is popular. He plans on starting up 10 or more nuclear reactors. The only part of his platform that is unpopular is his pro nuclear stance. Will the Japanese people vote for a strong economy or against nuclear?

    I agree with Philip not to the extent that Japan deserves its fate but complacency does enter the equation. Japanese like USA citizens like Canadians don't participate in politics too much. Even agreeing with Ho Taters remarks, which I do, the citizens have some blame to share. We have let a small minority of the population hoodwink us into allowing them to highjack the political system and call the shots. The vast majority of North Americans have their head in the ground and their butts in the air. Mike Judges "Idiocracy" is a good movie to watch.

  • We Not They Finally

    While they are "thinking about it" (as they say), can't they get the humans OUT of there?

  • Wooster

    "High levels of cesium found in fish off Ibaraki

    Researchers have found high levels of radioactive cesium in fish caught early this month off Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.

    Prefectural officials said 1,037 becquerels of cesium were discovered per kilogram of Japanese sea bass. That's more than 10 times the government safety limit."

    NHK News

  • Wooster

    Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture is slightly nearer to Tokyo than to Fukishima…

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    they know what they are doing …….. they have goals in the eye we can not see or know!
    awesome or brilliant;

    from a purely commercial view
    water through the dermis / corium
    dust created
    blown away, washed, rained
    years later
    corium away dermis away
    no disposal cost

    is that TEPCO, the way to reduce their own costs

    a free Geneva court would have to call it genocide worldwide!
    perhaps much more dead in the long run than in ww 2

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    "The radium 226 has almost as much activity as the radioactive Cesium in the sample. Radium 226 is a degradation product of uranium and we can’t really detect the uranium directly. […] And this tells me that this particle contains not only fission waste products from the reactor but very likely contains a concentrated unburned nuclear fuel."

    .. and at this point the only thought that came into my head was MOX.

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  • andagi andagi

    Dear Folks,
    '"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been
    bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle.
    We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has
    captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to
    ourselves — that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozlestend
    to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)"
    Folks, I'm going to repeat this until things change.
    Japanese children need baseline ECG's and evacuation if anyone truly loves them for their charming uniqueness, worth and inherent right to life. WAKE UP!!

    • Kassandra


      I am totally in agreement with you, as many are here.

      We MUST evacuate people.

      We must not destroy the earth and then do nothing to help those impacted most immediately and directly.

      Is there an "evacuate the children of Fukushima' petition somewhere that we could promote more aggressively?

      • Kassandra

        Japan court rejects demand to evacuate Fukushima children – AJW …

        A Japanese court has rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country's 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children.

        The unusual lawsuit was filed on behalf of the children by their parents and anti-nuclear activists in June 2011. The Sendai High Court handed down its ruling on April 24.


  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes..we must always fight.. to stay in the light!

  • cyborg009

    I am a Japanese citizen, wanting to inform you of something quite serious. As you may know, a "pandemic" of pediatric thyroid cancer is popping up in Fukushima (as of now, 27 kids are reported (or suspected )to suffer thyroid cancers). But we have lots of people around unwilling to accept this fact, saying "it has nothing to do with radiation exposure." But there is clear evidence it does! If you look at data provided by Fukushima Prefecture, you will notice that half of patients are males. Considering thyroid cancer tends to present itself more likely in females than in males (natural male/female ratio about 1 vs. 3), this sex ratio of Fukushima's (1 vs. 1) is something worthy of attention. Relatedly, the same thing exactly happened in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, whose sex ratio of radiogenetic thyorid cancers (1 vs 1.5) was also significantly homogenous compared with that of natural cohort. We drafted a couple of graphs as below, indicating that radiation might be a predominant factor producing pediatric thyroid cancers in Fukushima. Thank you !!

    Fig.1. Thyroid Carcinoma:the Comparison of male/female ratio

    Fig 2. What is happening in Fukushima!

    reference (1/2)

    references (2/2)