Japan Newspaper: Tokyo area turned out to be as contaminated as Fukushima -Kyoto Professor

Published: August 11th, 2012 at 2:05 pm ET


August 4, 2012 report in the Hokkaido Newspaper translated by Fukushima Diary:

Source: aikido.co.jp

Professor Hiroaki Koide, Kyoto University Reactor Research Institute, during July 29, 2012 lecture at Doshisha University: According to government’s research, Tokyo area turned out to be as contaminated as radiation controlled area like in Fukushima. Millions of people are living in radiation controlled area, where I work with a small nuclear reactor.

Published: August 11th, 2012 at 2:05 pm ET


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25 comments to Japan Newspaper: Tokyo area turned out to be as contaminated as Fukushima -Kyoto Professor

  • rambojim

    And the Safecast team feeling safe and secure in Toyko.A bunch of kids,many are far from home,building souped up Geiger counters,trying to inform the public of radiation issues. All happy smiles and comradeship. I feel bad for them.

    Take a look yourself folks: http://www.safecast.org

    • rambojim

      When you're 20,its an adventure. When you're 40,you might kick yourself in the but for being so naive.

  • CB CB

    Once said hear, "You can deny the reality, but you cannot deny the consequences." Like
    -Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the Human Body… http://goo.gl/TdYnM
    -Deformed/Jelly Babies… http://goo.gl/B6lH3
    -Radioactive currents radiating Western Shores… http://goo.gl/arxdX
    -Fasciated plants/foods… http://goo.gl/X5VSx / http://goo.gl/ppT2B
    -Mysterious bruising.. http://goo.gl/pXQWV
    -Thyroid cysts or nodules… http://goo.gl/tCRd2

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    "As of October 1, 2011, the population of Tokyo is estimated to be 13.189 million."


    Well, we can write them off.


  • Sickputer

    Don't write them all off… Tough uranium miners last 40 years before 90% fall ill from lung or bone marrow diseases.

    The weak, the unborn, the young and elderly will fall victim much quicker. Distance helps survival rates also. Japanese people are at ground zero… Everyone else downwind or downstream will get orders of magnitude less than near the spewing plant. But left uncapped the dangerous levels will bioaccumulate all across the Pacific and beyond. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

    If things greatly worsen at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant which is quite possible then we will all look back on the months and years wasted by Japan in capping the plant and wonder why they delayed so much. Their delay could mean the near extinction of human life in the Northern Hemisphere, certainly extinction in Japan. That chilling scenario is being disregarded by the nucleocrats because of financial concerns. The Japanese government differs from the USSR in that they can't order 600,000 workers to undertake suicidal jobs at Fukushima. Dictators actually do much better in a crisis of this magnitude.

    • hbjon hbjon

      There's a big difference. The fuel that was in those reactors has been irradiated. There is no comparison. Natural uranium ore is "mothers milk" compared to irradiated fuel. I wonder about you guys sometimes.

      • Sickputer

        Show me ten million deaths in Japan for 2012 and I will change my critique.

        The death rate from lung cancer of former uranium miners is five times that of the general population. (1962 medical study). The volume of dust they inhale getting through ineffectual respirators makes it a toxic occupation. But facts are facts… Humans exposed to radiation in all forms get sick and die, but virtually all die a very long slow painful deaths.

        That's the insiduous nature of nuclear poison from mines and reactors…Millions of people don't drop dead immediately, but they are fatally sick.

        Reminds me of the Russians airdropping cluster bombs by small parachutes over villages in Afghanistan to make the adults spend valuable time caring for disabled victims. The principle is the same with nuclear fallout. Overwhelm the hospital system caring for people who will live a long agonizing life.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          "Show me ten million deaths in Japan for 2012 and I will change my critique."

          See the chart at the link NoNukes provides above, then extrapolate those numbers out across the US. Figure similar numbers in the Fukushima/Tokyo area.

          We are well into the hundreds of thousands of deaths, mainly the unborn, infants and elderly.

          You are correct about the Russians. And you are right that the medical systems will all fail.

          Thank you, GE.

  • JustmeAlso

    I remember, when Greenpeace demonstrated against the transportation of MOX fuel to Japan.. No need to listen to anyone who tells about the potential damage of nuke power until we are all breathing plutonium.
    First many will have to die to see it is wrong.
    Is that a sign of human intelligence?

    • CB CB

      JustmeAlso ”Until we are all breathing plutonium.” Some beach, some where.

      • JustmeAlso

        CB, i wonder, can the World ever be cleaned of radio-nuclides with HALF lives of more than millions and even billions of years without truly knowing the effect on life?
        Welcome to the experiment we are all a part of.

        • CB CB

          Sometimes when all life has to offer is a shit sandwich, you just have to eat it. This however could have been avoided.

          • JustmeAlso

            What does the nuke lobby care about shitting plutonium on their own sandwich (and every one else's) when there is profit to be made?

            Greed does strange things to humans..

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Fukushima radiation in Tokyo, in South Carolina, in…Brazil?

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    Tokyo is a nuclear waste dump. Tokyo's entire population is subject to cancer, heart disease, sudden death, birth defects, and increasing infant mortality. Japan is toast, as ENEnewsers have been saying since 311.

  • pierre

    not forgetting the ability of radioactively compromised people harbouring new strains of super bugs.