Japan to use military troops for decontamination? Koide: “It is impossible to decontaminate — Region’s land itself has been contaminated — It is impossible to move the land”

Published: November 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am ET


Japan military to conduct decontamination in nuclear no-go zone – Monsters and Critics

The Japanese government plans to send military troops in December to the no-go zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to decontaminate municipal buildings, local media reported Friday. […]

Defence Minister Yasuo Ichikawa expressed his backing for the deployment, chief cabinet secretary Osamu Fujimura told a news conference. […]

Those troops ‘would just end up being exposed to radiation to no purpose,’ Hiroaki Koide, assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, said. ‘It is impossible to decontaminate. The region’s land itself has been contaminated. And it is impossible to move the land.’

Published: November 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am ET


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21 comments to Japan to use military troops for decontamination? Koide: “It is impossible to decontaminate — Region’s land itself has been contaminated — It is impossible to move the land”

  • dosdos dosdos

    Now is a good time to retire from the Japanese military. Someone is obviously afraid of being voted out of office next election and feels the need to make a public image of being a friend of the people.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear DD: Agreed. I, probably diverging from you and most in here, believe it’s time for enlisted Japanese troops to start fragging their most senior military, foreign and domestic covert corporate leaderships, as well, for even thinking of such a stupid idea. Decontamination is not the name of the game here, as most in here including you are aware, it’s about appearing to do something, and then acting like everything has returned to normal. It’s about desensitization, distraction, misrepresentation of reality, dumbing down, etc. Anyone who would like to learn more about this process, please study the very well documented Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls–LOVE CANAL incident. The land is still completely contaminated with PCB’s and other legacy residues of Buffalo’s horrendous pre-EPA (U.S. 1970’s and earlier) hyper-toxic, hyper industrial past. At one point Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, near Buffalo, NY, was simply not included in modern printings of Atlases sold in the U.S. The space of the area was literally left blank! Then in the 1990’s the government decided enough time had past, Americans of the U.S. are quite prone to amnesia, so they, the U.S. government, starting selling homes very cheaply to first-time home buyers who, of course, would go on to breed. I would love to know about the health effects of this reportedly abated zone. Of course, TEPCO, the Japanese military and JIA are not telling us anything about percolation or other geologic characteristics, which vary greatly in Tohoku and elsewhere in Japan. Another thing they will not tell anyone is the behavior of metals and salts in soils over time, which is very interesting to learn more about, as these will tend, over time to travel, not just down and through to the water table, one problem, but also upward in a process called “saltation”, there are other appropriate terms as well. They are not telling anyone about how tree roots are very effective at pulling up radionuclides…or…

      • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

        Evacuation and shutting down all extant nuclear power plants, dealing with their wastes appropriately, using the safest methods whether or not these are expensive, is job one and the primary strategy. Anything else is just theatre.

  • Captain Quark Captain Kirk

    The P doesn’t stand for plutonium. It stands for ‘perfectly safe’ didn’t you get the memo?

  • jec jec

    Well.. if the soldiers get ill from the decontamination –there will be a very large public outcry. Japanese soldiers (Special Defense Forces) have family and someone who keeps track of them. they have families and jobs outside of the military. The sub-contractors, who use the “carbon based humans” as labor, keep close control of each worker. And it sounds like may be paying for silence. More “eyes on” could allow better tracking of any illnesses caused by the deconamination work. The government is not going to be able to pay “hush” money every family; and some familys will not accept it anyway. Someone will get to the press and media with a story. Might be why the “contractors” are upset the soldiers are getting involved. The true story may finally come out-its been too quiet about the worker conditions. The more poeple involved (terrible sacrifices however) the more reporting occurs.

  • pure water

    It looks like hopeless. They are going to achieve sterility in that way, not decontamination!

  • dosdos dosdos

    Unfortunately, radiation does cause sterility, it causes mutation and birth defects in their offspring.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear dosdos (still love your avatar!) unfortunately that legacy, should the offspring be produced and they survive to breeding age, the genetic damage, in ever new and random ways, gets spread to the next generation, and the next, and so on, and so on. 🙁

    • truthseek truthseek

      ++ P89J
      The possible blessing of potential induced sterility, (I have long held) that one with radiation damaged DNA cannot past along grossly flawed . corrupt DNA to future generations. Catch 22, perhaps lesser of 2 evils, a natural filter limiting a larger scale range of prospects.

      I cannot believe that we are discussing this topic, never thought that I would see it in my lifetime. I am scared / deeply concerned… nearly depressed.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Unfortunately, radiation does not cause sterility, it causes mutation and birth defects in offspring.

    • pure water

      Sterility is a proven fact – ask people in Eastern Europe with above 20% childless families due to infertility! Do some research and you will see for yourself! Deformities are really unpleasant, but they appear rarely. Nature protects from radiation by reproduction barriers.

  • I often see people say “they cannot cover up the deaths, illnesses, and genetic damage forever”. This is true. They cannot. The problem with the hope for truth “eventually” is that the nuke industry never intended to keep it secret forever… they just need to stall the truth until a little later after the public allows a plant to restart… or after the public pays billions to start a new plant construction… or after an election, or MOST IMPORTANTLY AFTER THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC ATTENTION MOVE ON. There is a time in every major accident when the attention of people is focused on it. At that time the industry lies, obfuscates, and hides all they can. They may even reveal facts about a past accident to muddy the waters. Once the public hears the “nothing to see here, no danger” messages the focus goes on to the next story (maybe a celebrity scandal or something else important). Only then does the slow trickle of truth begin to happen… not that anyone is paying attention at that point.

    • That is why it is so important to spread the truth and hope that it reaches people wrapped up in their daily struggles and cuts through the fog of denial, misinformation, and superficial self-absorption that so many folks live in.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Andrew: Actually, that’s quite untrue. Look up Christiane Amanpour’s recent coverage (last 24 hours) of the Japanese crisis and you’ll see that all the time the government and corporations get fully away with covering up deaths. Christiane has revised down the Japanese’ own Tohoku quake death figures from what the Japanese continue to underreport, 25,000, to 15,000 or so, which I find hilariously funny. Those on network and corporate special interest owned broadcast and print media can say anything they want and, nope, we do not challenge. Most just continue to believe that because they would never lie about such a thing that of course, the media, somehow being like them (it isn’t) would never do the same thing!

      • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

        And, the death toll in Japan from the Tohoku quake it will eventually come out, though suppressed deeply without revolution, was much closer to 80,000 or more, which is about 3x the Japanese official figures. Why do governments like to underreport numbers of deaths in tragedies? or from wars and violence they initiate, etc? It’s because anytime the public has an accurate idea of reality, they tend to respond or react (and reaction, even panic is necessary at times and appropriate)more decisively against status quos of power. Minimization keeps people calmer and more compliant, docile and forgetful.

  • Clocka

    So many people with memories which doesn’t extend beyond a few years.

    Have you never heard about kamikaze? It had a success rate of 10%. The pilots knew what was coming to them. But they did it for the Empire.

    They will sacrifice themselves like true samurai warriors.

  • dosdos dosdos

    It seems that the military would be used to establish a “beachhead”, a few buildings where they would house non-governmental workers for further decontamination.


  • hbjon hbjon

    That’s all fine and good. Only as long as the military can prevent an evil regime from getting in there and smuggling out the fuel or memento (in any form). Crime punishable by death for those trying to take home a keepsake. No prospectors allowed! No kamakazee! No terrorists! No people who wish ill towards the west! This needs to be enforced for a million years. Everyone chip in and help pay for it.

  • westcoastguy westcoastguy

    i was diddling around on Google Earth and I realized that Fukushima Daini is in the exclusion zone of Daiichi

  • pg

    They should bring all the radioactive waste and drop it on the Rothchilds front lawn. They were the masterminds behind the 12 reactors on a fault line in a tsunami zone only feet from one another. Knowing someday it would destroy Japan and hopefully the USA, it was a satanic plan to put the UK on top of the USA once and for all.