Japan Paper: Now 104 children diagnosed with cancer of thyroid in Fukushima — New results show 5-fold increase in rate of suspected/confirmed cancers

Published: August 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm ET
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Asahi Shimbun, Aug 24, 2014: Thyroid cancer diagnosed in 104 young people in Fukushima… [This is] an average of more than 30  people per population of 100,000 having definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer [actually 34.8*]. The figure is much higher than… rate of thyroid cancer of 1.7 people per 100,000 among late teens… in Miyagi Prefecture. But experts say the figures cannot be compared… Experts are divided over whether the cases of thyroid gland cancer… should be linked to the 2011 nuclear accident… the panel’s subcommittee will soon analyze the test results to determine the impact of the accident on the thyroid tumor rate.

*Total number of confirmed/suspected of cases of thyroid cancer = 103; Confirmed exam results = 295,689; Ratio = 34.83 cases per 100,000

Our Planet TV, translated by Save Kids Japan, Aug 25, 2014: According to the data in Nagasaki University which conducted screening test on thyroid cancer in contaminated areas in Chernobyl, there were 31 out of 100000 in Korosten in State of Zhytomyr and 22 in Kiev in Ukraine.

Wall St. Journal, Aug 24, 2014: … it’s unclear whether the number is linked to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident… Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said… the government would keep a close eye on developments… It is difficult to determine whether that percentage is unusually high…

Fukushima Voice, by physician Dr. Yuri Hiranuma, Aug 24, 2014:[A map] from the August 25, 2014 Fukushima Minyu article… is drawing some criticisms as it may not be a good reflection of how the radioactive plume spread [it] clumps Iwaki City where the highly radioactive plume hit, together with two municipalities up north on the Fukushima-Miyagi border…

Note: The map shows 27.7 in westernmost area, and 36.4 in central area — that’s over 30% higher for the area closer to FDNPP.

Fukushima Voice, by Dr. Yuri Hiranuma, Aug 21, 2014: During the Ninth Session of the Ministry of the Environment Expert Meeting… Aug. 5th 2014… an unexpected disclosure of crucial information from [expert witness] Akira Miyauchi, a [thyroid] surgeon… “at least over 70% of the [surgical] cases had conditions which would be ordinarily considered appropriate for surgery… such as the tumor size over 1 cm… Regarding the remaining 30%… they were what we consider high risk”… Miyauchi’s statement… raises a concern that there are so many thyroid cancers which are considered high risk. After all, Shunichi Yamashita and Shinichi Suzuki kept saying that these cancers were considered latent cancers which would not be discoverable until much later in life. The reality is that these are clinically obvious cancers, and the question would be why there are so many such cases.

Change since last data was released in May:

  • Data released Aug. 2014: 103 confirmed/suspected thyroid cancers out of 295,689 confirmed results = 34.83 per 100,000
  • Data released May 2014: 89 confirmed/suspected thyroid cancers out of  287,056 confirmed results =  31.00 per 100,000
  • Change from May to Aug.: 14 additional confirmed/suspected thyroid cancers out of 8,633 additional confirmed results = 162.17 per 100,000 (523% of rate in May 2014)

See also: Japan Professor: Outbreak of cancer is now underway in Fukushima children; Clear evidence of an epidemic -- All of Japan is still being exposed to nuclear radiation -- Gov't Official: It will be 'disastrous' if we have to conclude there's an actual increase in thyroid cancer from Fukushima

Published: August 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm ET
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91 comments to Japan Paper: Now 104 children diagnosed with cancer of thyroid in Fukushima — New results show 5-fold increase in rate of suspected/confirmed cancers

  • just breathe just breathe

    i cry for the children… while Tepco cries for noone but themselves.
    They should all do the honorable thing and literally Fall On Their SWORDS!
    Murderers


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  • kintaman kintaman

    Just wait another 5, 10~20 years. People are imbeciles if they believe there will be no long term impact due to this still ongoing nightmare.

    The people of Japan and the world were lulled into believing everything was ok by the Japanese authorities and media (global media also). Anyone with any sense at all should have been able to realize that this was not the case and that contamination would become widespread due to the air, water and food.

    Calling the people foolish is not entirely fair as they have been continuously lied to via the authorities and TV (idiot box). Those who have deceived the people MUST ALL be arrested and FORCED to a life term of work cleaning up at Fukushima Daiichi. They should also take their families with them and have all their assets liquidated and then given to those most affected by this disaster (those who have lost their homes/farms, etc.

    This CANNOT go unpunished. This world is insane.


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  • razzz razzz

    You talk about complete denial in dystopia created by a dispassionate Japanese government using shallow research. Total physic numbing practiced by officials. More like criminal activity.

    The more observant were saying this would be worse than Chernobyl because populations were closer by. Not counting 3 meltdowns that took place almost at once ending with no containments. Unit 3 exploding made worse dispersion of radioactive elements in aerosol form.

    The true numbers are going to be multiples of current official figures.


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  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    [actually 34.8*]… cancer diagnosed in young people in Fukushima
    1.7 people per 100,000 among late teens… in Miyagi Prefecture.

    Using math I learned in grade school, 34.8/1.7 is just a bit over 20.

    So a factor of 20 times more thyroid cancer cases in Fuku vs Miyagi.

    No rocket science needed here.

    The better question is what were the rates before 3/11.
    And even better, for the population in general excluding those within 10km to 20km of any NPP

    No doubt the factor of 20 goes a LOT higher with the proper data for comparison.

    Also for comparison…

    "In the United States, thyroid cancer was diagnosed in 4.9 per 100,000 in 1975, which gradually increased to 13.0 per 100,000 by 2008 "
    http://seer.cancer.gov/archive/csr/1975_2008/


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    • razzz razzz

      Dr. Caldicott talks about 'routine' releases and thyroid problems from Daiichi fallout in Japanese kids. Says you only expect solid cancers to develop after 15 years from problem thyroids. Here its only 3.5+ years later.
      http://youtu.be/tikrIVNS-jk?t=32m20s

      There is a well known Japanese researcher that set out to study radioactive poisoning from Chernobyl fallout in kids in the surrounding area and compared it to potential Japanese incidents of thyroid problems in kids. He concluded that Japanese kids were well nourished in their diets compared to Chernobyl kids and therefore would be less susceptible to thyroid problems due to potential nuke accidents and resulting fallout. Published a government sponsored report then 3/11 happened. So there is official Japanese thyroid data pre-3/11.


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      • razzz razzz

        'In Post-Fukushima Japan, Civil Society Turns up Heat on Officials'

        "…In a recent example, this month the Fukushima prefecture presented the findings of its latest Health Survey, which showed that over 42 percent of the 47,000 children examined have thyroid nodules or cysts – far above the 1.6 percent measured in the only other study of its kind conducted in Nagasaki in 2001.

        Yet when asked about a link to radiation exposure, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, a researcher at Fukushima Medical University who headed the survey, suggested to German TV channel ZDF that the findings may instead reflect Japanese children’s seafood-rich diet.

        “Suzuki is lying to the Japanese people,” Dr. Yurika Hashimoto, a pediatrician with 15 years of experience, told IPS. “People are not believing them anymore…”
        http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/in-post-fukushima-japan-civil-society-turns-up-heat-on-officials/

        One would have to look up the report Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was involved with. A government tool he is. His study claimed that less than 1% of Japanese kids had thyroid problems pre-3/11. If you add in all people, kids and adults, it rises to around the 1.6% pre-3/11.


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        • We Not They Finally

          Fukushima Medical University seems to have been turned into a training ground for Dr. Mengeles. They even had the lead spokesman for "smile and radiation won't hurt you" made its Vice President, but a Dick Cheney-type V.P. who had the biggest say.

          I cannot believe that a "medical university" does not at least have some doctors of conscience. Why don't they organize and speak out? They are participating in ongoing murder.


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  • name999 name999

    firejeffguy, that is better than I would have thought.


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  • harv33021

    It is all over but the shouting. Absolute insanity and not one word from our elected officials. There are no plans being made to lessen the impact of this disaster, no meaningful discussion, nothing. Why?
    Because there is very little they can do and they simply can not bring themselves to admit the truth. Watching it unfold is a real mind blower. Talk about working off some bad karma! Not good.


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    • dunkilo

      :( what does one expect from those DC ticks?
      Sad to say im an American .To let this suffering to children not just in japan,world wide, is shameful beyond description.
      My love for nature has grown over the years,Its disgusting how a few evil madmen are ruining it so fast.


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      • nedlifromvermont

        The nuketurds will never admit to complicity in this thyroid epidemic …

        They are so callous …

        Can't have a little disease interrupt our nuclear pogrom … I mean program … no, I mean pogrom …

        There was a flustered Charlie Forsberg of the MIT nuclear engineering department right after 3/11 … implying "this is just another industrial accident people" (what a fu**cking arrogant asshole) and saying all we needed was a repository for the waste and nuclear power plants were the obvious way to go …

        Now it's been feed and bleed radiation all over the western and northern Pacific for 1200 days, and you don't hear so much from Charlie Forsberg. Maybe he's pissing himself. His WIPP repository had a burp of WIPP cream laced with plutonium and americium and maybe Charlie Forsberg, nuclear scientist, isn't so sure of himself anymore …

        More likely he's still pro-nuclear. Old habits die hard. A belief system is a hell of a thing to have to see crumble …

        Nuketurds and nuketards unite. We never needed this nuclear uranium power. Turns out we didn't even need the bombs. Leslie Groves was a stupid shit. Truman, too. Bunch of stupid shits, spoiling the town …

        night 'newsers!


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  • Nick

    Cancers are one thing that humans get from decaying atomic energies, but don't ignore a slew of other biological disruptions such as…. Well the list is long and y'all can google as well as the rest of us.

    I have become increasingly concerned about what is going on at the quantum level in our delicate multi-cellular selves, specifically the ability for wayward electrons to bump shared electrons from resonating organic molecules, most importantly neuro-transmitters such as melatonin and serotonin.

    Our pineal glands secrete serotonin which is supposed to convert to melatonin in a diurnal cycle. Should a wayward electron zap your vanishingly small levels of these critical neuro hormones, whose to say your health will not be impacted. Serotonin levels can get elevated and depressive results and other diseases become manifested.

    Sleep cycles get impacted when we upset this delicate flux of these two powerful molecules. Without adequate light, the pineal gland has a reduced production.

    Now here is where it gets scary; tryptophan is the rarest occurring amino acid and our bodies have evolved clever ways of assuring it's passage across the blood brain barrier. When the body is stressed, tryptophan is utilized to make niacin at the expense of our brains and proper health.

    So I suspect that all the stress people report after receiving doses of radiation reduces neuro hormone production as the body scrambles to repair cellular damage.

    Insomnia. Depression…


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  • dosdos dosdos

    18 months for the first wave.

    I still want to know the number of stillbirths in NE Japan since 3/11. These numbers are still nowhere to be seen.


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  • Nick

    We cannot utilize radiated tryptophan (precursor to melatonin and serotonin).

    It becomes a never ending spiral of reduced consciousness.

    As a young man I learned how competing amino acids prevent tryptophan from crossing the blood brain barrier, and as a result learned far more about nutrition than I could ever fully appreciate.

    If you are a heavy meat eater, you may have sleep,disorders. Certain diets have evolved to assure optimal mental health. Being stressed, sucks up the tryptophan into niacin at the expense of the brain.

    Study the tryptophan molecule at the atomic level and you'll see why I am so alarmed at the vast amounts of ionizing radiation we have flooded the biosphere with.

    Obviously one can focus on the other trillions of crucial biological molecules, but I am partial,to the neurohormones since I am certain they control significant parts of who we are as conscious beings.


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    • Ai yi yi Nick. Now you have me thinking about the amygdalas too. If they don't function properly, people are rather stuck in the reptilian portion of their brain?


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      • Angela_R

        Thanks for that thought LastChants, – Amy G Dalas, umm


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        • Funny story…I used to have a styro head with amygdalas painted on the sides and a snake head behind on the neck. I used it as a teaching aid. I'd have the kids looking at Tibetan bells, stones, turtle rattles, knotted strings, carved animals, feathers and all kinds of sacred stuff people taught with to give visuals as they told stories and did ceremonies long ago before everyone knew how to read and write. I'd tell a story about two kids trapped by a saber tooth tiger and that they needed to calm down and figure out what might be their way to safety. (It had a good ending.)

          Next I'd introduce them to Amy and explain how the brain can switch to higher consciousness relaxed thinking and solving patterns and I'd whip off Amy's wig so they could see the amygdalas. I'd have them do the close your eyes and pretend you're reaching in to tickle the amygdalas with two imaginary feathers. It got quiet and pretty soon the kids were breathing deep and slightly smiling.

          BUT suddenly the auditorium door flew open and all heads turned to see who was tip toeing in late. Then total laughter. Turned out the girl's name happened to be Amy.

          I love synchronicity. :)


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    • We Not They Finally

      Didn't know that about tryptophan. I just know that when we lived in New Mexico and were pounded with radiation, the only thing that would help me get any genuine rest was tryptophan. I thought I had just accidentally stumbled on the right supplement.


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      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        We not finally
        I dint know that we can get tryptophan supplements any more because of the deaths way back when
        Not saying you can't just wondering where I can get it
        It's used for other things too


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        • or-well or-well

          @clam re tryptophan, yes, it's available. The deaths back when were all from a contaminated foreign source.


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          • clamshellernh clamshellernh

            Thanks I thought it was banned , what country was that ? And what was it melamine ? Or was that dog food ..was it japan or china ?


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            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              It was Japan. Poisonous genetically engineered bacteria.

              The Showa Denko Tryptophan disaster reevaluated
              New evidence indicates that genetic engineering
              was the cause
              January 6, 2007
              Conclusion – genetic engineering was the cause of death to 37 person
              “…In 1989, a disastrous epidemic broke out in the US that caused 37 deaths and disabled 1.500 permanently in a disease called the "Eosinophilia-Myalgia-Syndrome" (EMS). It was caused by a highly poisonous substance in the food supplement tryptophan, which had been produced by genetically engineered bacteria at the Japanese company Showa Denko….”
              http://www.psrast.org/demsd.htm


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              • Socrates

                There are still further updates, but what you have is accurate enough. I was involved in that litigation. One of my friends, Bonnie Bishop, was one of the first victims. Again, a Japanese company was involved in manufacturing and distributing this product.

                There were high levels of three separate potent neurotoxins in several batches of L-tryptophen over-the-counter supplements sold as promoting sleep and alleviating anxiety since L-tryptophen is a precursor to serotonin.

                Our expert witness had just retired from the Center for Disease control. She was a young woman still, living in Hawaii. I saw all the evidence during discovery. Usually, there is a multi-plaintiff lawsuit with a Steering Committee and a lead counsel. Class action lawsuits allow plaintiffs to "opt out" if medical monitoring costs are not enough. Those plaintiffs must then "go it on their own, " if he/she has damages beyond medical monitoring. One judge in one district will usually coordinate all discovery as to liability.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Just for the record, Japan, like the US, is an oligarchy.

    If you wanted to topple the US, you'd only have to kill 400 people, those which possess over half of the wealth in the nation, plus those who inherit their estates (a little while later, just to be sure).

    If you wanted to topple Japan, 200.

    The myth and spin that keeps these entities alive is serious stuff. They'll chew up anyone they have to in order to keep it, be it infected children or the elderly. Anyone who gets in the way.


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    • rogerthat

      from harv33021
      It is all over but the shouting. Absolute insanity and not one word from our elected officials. There are no plans being made to lessen the impact of this disaster, no meaningful discussion, nothing. Why?
      Because there is very little they can do and they simply can not bring themselves to admit the truth. Watching it unfold is a real mind blower. Talk about working off some bad karma! Not good.

      - i thought that was worth repeating. bravo


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    • Checkmate

      Dos,Dos you are completely right about 400 in US and 200 in Japan…but unfortunately you have to facture in the other idiots that will protect those 400 or 200, because they believe their lies or they make money from protecting them.
      But the vast majority of people are Dumb!!! Look at cell phone use- most everyone knows cell phones are bad for kids, but do you see any mass movement to stop kids from using them? In fact, look at their dumb parents- are they stopping them.
      I use the word ignorant when a person does something stupid and didn't know. I use the word dumb or stupid for people that know about it but still do it.
      Actually there is absolutely no help for mankind, because 80% of the population is extraordinary stupid, period. 10% are intelligent and thieves and hold all the money. The other 10% are intelligent and honest and trying to educate the stupid 80%, which is an entirely fruitless endeavor. Animals have more brains then humans…but remember most people think they are smarter than animals. They don't even know that they can communicate with animals by mental telepathy…so how smart are people??? The aborigines know this about animals!!!


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    • Stupidity and callous disregard for the lives of others = thyroid cases.

      Nature has a certain knack for getting in people's way. As every indigenous people that ever existed on this planet, including the ones who put those stone markers near Fukushima know: you don't try to work AGAINST (by "conquering") Nature, you instead work harmoniously WITH it. It's a part of you, and it's a part of me.

      This is what those stone markers said (and still say):

      "High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," the stone slab reads. "Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."

      7:49 pm JST
      Aug 27, 2014 JAPAN
      Sea of Japan Quake Could Cause 23 Meter Tsunami
      http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/08/27/sea-of-japan-quake-could-cause-23-meter-tsunami/


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  • SOUL VOICE

    As the invisible becomes visible the criminal murderers will become the carrion of their crime dream.

    It by no means "shall be seen".

    ♪His truth is marching on ♪

    Pluto is defeated.

    Beware the evil wind!


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  • Nick

    We are such a pathetic animal……

    Today you will note another major climate change full bench press, the evils of "carbon pollution" drowning out the calls for diminishing our nuclear endeavors.

    Last time I checked, carbon was one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, while the thyroid cancer causing man made iodine with extra electrons makes it abundantly clear that we have our priorities fundamentally wrong.

    Carbon is not the enemy. The nuclear industrial complex is. Yet, mark my words, the increasingly LOUD calls to mitigate carbon emissions, is an intentional ploy to obfuscate the more real threat of our obscene nuclear
    Shenanigans.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Why don't the so-called "experts" offer themselves as test subjects? They can go live in Fukushima for a set period of time, and then see how many of THEM develop cancer and how quickly. Then they can go quibble about whether their accelerated mortality rate is caused by radiation or not.


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  • Sol Man

    The thyroid cancers are just the tip of the ice berg of what is in store for the people. Obfuscation is the order of the day. There is not one living creature, from the one-celled on up, across the full spectrum of life, that is immune to the onslaught of problems that radiation exposure brings.

    The full spectrum of life is included.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    "Cancers of the bile ducts, bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver (primary site, but not if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated), lung (including bronchiolo-alveolar cancer), pancreas, pharynx, ovary, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, thyroid, urinary tract (kidney/renal, pelvis, urinary bladder, and urethra)
    Leukemia (except chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
    Lymphomas (except Hodgkin’s disease)
    Multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells)
    All cancers
    Non-malignant thyroid nodular disease
    Parathyroid adenoma
    Posterior subcapsular cataracts
    Tumors of the brain and central nervous system"
    - See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/radiation/diseases.asp#sthash.eqLfbZTd.dpuf


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Japan: "Take 2 aspirin, and call me back in 20 years."


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    "TEPCO made the startling admission today at a press conference that the plant is leaking 8 billion bequerels per day. (8 gigabequerels)

    5 billion bq of strontium 90
    2 billion bq of cesium 137
    1 billion bq of tritium"
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=13700
    Thanks again, SimplyInfo! ;)


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  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    The evacuation has to be followed according to 'MELTDOWN STANDARDS'


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  • Checkmate

    To back up my former statement take a look at Dr. Helen Caldecoff, an expert on nuke energy, who has been trying to educate the public for 40 or 50 years!!! You may say- well more people know about it today then back then…but the population has grown since then…meaning that proportionately we are at the same ratio if not less back then.
    "Education without Common Sense is useless, but Common Sense without education is Golden. And Common Sense with Education is…Priceless!!!


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  • Interesting, weeks after I present data that shows no global warming for 17 years, the Conca shill comes out with article noting the 17 years and stating, the warming is not happening with the things we are measuring, the warming is happening with the things that we are not measuring. LOL

    And Dabama in true puppet master format, is going to attempt to push the CO2 cap and trade powers that be wealth transfer plot by pretending that an international treaty will "solve climate problems"

    Wow, just wow

    Here is my proof, real data, no global warming
    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/08/global-warming-real-information-from.html

    here is the Conca Shill
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/08/26/different-recipes-for-cooking-our-planet/

    Here is Obummer
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/27/obama-reportedly-plotting-end-run-around-congress-on-global-climate-change-deal/


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  • For months after Fuku, the skies over Hawaii were very "angry"


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  • Comparing birds with children:

    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/08/27/new-research-suggests-even-low-level-radiation-in-fukushima-negatively-impacting-wildlife/

    "New research suggests even low-level radiation in Fukushima negatively impacting wildlife."

    "Using this method, Mousseau et al have found both the number of birds and the variety of species drop off as radiation levels rise, and more importantly, that there is no threshold under which the effect isn’t seen."

    If it's getting to the birds it's getting to the kids. Both species have different bodily defense mechanisms, but, the radiation is getting there.

    Low-level, persistent, forever.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2014/08/27/news/doc53fe2a6d21ffc702495175.txt
    Nuclear waste dump hearings to start in Kincardine
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    By Jim Bloch
    The Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste will begin eight days of hearings at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine, Ontario. …
    Twenty-seven Canadian counties, cities and towns have passed resolutions against the dump, including the city of Sarnia and the county of Lambton on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River. Eighty municipalities, counties and other governmental units in Michigan have passed resolutions opposing the dump, including the cities of New Baltimore, Marine City, Algonac, Memphis and Port Huron; the townships of China, Cottrellville, Ira, Clay and Fort Gratiot; the board of commissioners of St. Clair and Macomb counties; and the Michigan State Senate. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/27/national/experts-want-more-debate-on-risks-of-volcanoes-near-nuclear-plants/#.U_4wRELLjao
    Kyodo News Service, August 27
    As Japan edges closer to the first restart of a nuclear plant under new tighter regulations, experts warned on Monday that it’s difficult to predict volcanic hazards and called for more debate on the risks posed by volcanic eruptions.
    Last month, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said the risks of volcanic eruptions around the Sendai plant — located in a region of active volcanic sites in Kyushu — are negligible during its life span…
    “It is extremely difficult to predict the timing and the scale of massive volcanic eruptions” with current knowledge in volcanology, said Setsuya Nakada, a professor at the Volcano Research Center at the University of Tokyo.
    Another academic claimed that the primary overseas study cited by Kyushu Electric and the NRA to support their arguments only covers a specific caldera volcano, and it cannot be generalized and applied to other volcanoes.
    “It is extremely risky” to conclude that the possibility of volcanic eruptions around the Sendai complex is small enough “only on the basis of one study,” said Toshitsugu Fujii, an honorary professor of volcanology at the University of Tokyo …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/27/national/tohoku-cities-jointly-stage-food-fairs-four-u-s-cities-october/#.U_40c0LLjao
    … The event, named “Rising Tohoku Food Fair,” will be held for eight days from Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23-26 at Mitsuwa Marketplace stores in two cities in California, and in New Jersey and Illinois.
    Cold beef noodles, apple juice and other local specialties from Aomori, Morioka, Sendai, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima will be demonstrated and sold …
    The six city offices aim to hold such joint events overseas once a year to expand sales networks for their local products, given sluggish sales at home, it said.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.timescall.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/ci_26411503/william-g-castle-advice-young-man-is-dont
    While in the checkout line at the Longmont Target store a young man with a wonderful smile turned to me, I guess I must have looked my years, and asked,"What sage advice can you give to a young man such as myself?"
    "Don't eat the fish," I responded quietly, remorsefully. I then explained. For years and years fish along the Atlantic Coast have been testing positive for mercury; now, with the disaster of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant still dumping waste into the Pacific, the Pacific's fish are testing positive for a variety of radioactive substances; and the fish in the Gulf of Mexico, regardless of British Petroleum's fancy advertising, are ingesting who knows what poisons.
    We have taken the greatest creation, our foundation to our life on this planet, and turned it into a giant toilet. …
    - William G Castle
    Longmont


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  • rogerthat

    http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/653019.html
    [Editorial] It’s scary when a nuclear plant can’t even handle a rainstorm
    Posted on : Aug.27
    The second reactor at Kori Nuclear Power Plant in Gijang County, Busan, was temporarily shut down by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) on Aug. 25 after heavy rains of up to 130 millimeters per hour in the area. Meanwhile, electrical equipment at KHNP’s Kori headquarters, which are supposed to oversee on-site emergency response measures, was incapacitated for a second straight day by the flooding. A nuclear power plant is supposed to be able to withstand any and all types of shocks from the outside. To see this kind of vulnerability to a rainstorm is spine-chilling. …
    The second Kori reactor, which marks its 32nd year in operation this year, is a prime example of an outdated nuclear power source. It’s already been pointed out numerous times how sloppy the protective measures for this reactor are, even as it’s being run past the end of its original design life. Experts are particularly troubled that the cause of the shutdown was water intake system flooding – since it was similar flooding, as a result of a tsunami, that ended up being the direct cause of the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe in Japan. …
    When a nuclear power plant with over 3 million people living in a 30-km radius can’t handle heavy rains – never mind the various larger and smaller other incidents – the public has a right to feel scared. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140827p2a00m0na013000c.html
    Widower of woman who committed suicide hails court ruling over nuclear disaster
    … On the morning of July 1, 2011, Hamako committed suicide under a willow that was growing naturally in the garden of her house. The Yamakiya district was designated as an evacuation zone after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis, and the couple moved to an apartment in Fukushima city half a month before Hamako killed herself. The couple lost their jobs because the farm they had worked at was shut down.
    The couple had subsequently lived their lives without any acquaintances and jobs. Hamako became reluctant to go out, saying, "People stare at me because I am a yokel and wearing odd clothes." She lost her appetite and lost 5 kilograms in about two weeks. She was crying, "I want to return to Yamakiya." On June 30, 2011, Mikio proposed to have an overnight stay in their house, which was not allowed at that time, in order to cheer her up.
    The trial Mikio himself had sought dragged on for more than two years. "I don't want to end up seeing her as a mere suicide. I want to hold TEPCO accountable for her death," Mikio said. …
    - moving, heroic tale, please read


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  • rogerthat

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201408270028
    "Heiwa no Baton wo Tsunaide" (Pass the baton of peace) is the first-ever children's book portraying the life of the late Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived both the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Yamaguchi is known for forcefully arguing that "nuclear technology should not be part of the world of humans." …

    http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2014/0714hill.html
    Feature
    Taming the Corporate Beast
    Even business leaders are now calling for corporate reform, but most of the measures on offer are little more than cosmetic.
    BY MARIANNE HILL | JULY/AUGUST 2014
    Corporate misconduct and abuse of power have reached such extremes that even leading thinkers of the business establishment are starting to express shock and dismay. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://constructionreporternews.com
    WIPP Reopening Targeted for Early 2016 by Garry Boulard
    Six months after radiation leaked from Carlsbad’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, plans are in the works for reopening the internationally known facility 18 months from now.
    “An actual recovery plan has not yet been announced,” says Tim Runyon, a spokesman for the federal Department of Energy at Carlsbad. “We are expecting to see that plan soon, perhaps sometime this fall.” …


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  • In a remote part of France, which is where I live, in a restaurant this evening I encountered someone who 'understands it'. We shook hands whilst the rest of the diners ate oblivion.

    It's all so surreal…


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  • Sickputer

    A nucleoape spokesperson uttered these words of idiocy:

    "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, plans are in the works for reopening the internationally known facility 18 months from now.
    “An actual recovery plan has not yet been announced,” says Tim Runyon"

    SP: Dear Timmie…an estimate of time DOES require an actual working plan.

    They can only re-open in 18 months if they cut corners and don't seal up all the contaminated shafts.

    It would seem apparent at the very least they would seal off Room 7 and seal off the exhaust shafts. And what about the elevator shafts?

    Digging new shafts to utilize the storage rooms that were dug out previously is not a quick task.

    I think they will be doing well to get operations started again in a 3 to 5 year time frame.


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  • ftlt

    Sadly, it is highly probable this is a gross under-count.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    "Experts are divided over whether the cases of thyroid gland cancer… should be linked to the 2011 nuclear accident…"

    I hope VanneV and company don't get all huffy if I say that these experts are nothing but a bunch of fucking imbeciles….


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Best trip into tidal pools of Vancover, BC, now almost devoid of life.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_CPQUKOg_Q
    What have we wrought?


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  • Fukushima Unit3 was a Super Critical Pu239 Plasma Nuclear Event.

    All NPP's are subject to this potential future scenario.
    The concealed truth now uncovered.

    Arto Lauri has broken the code of lies and presented in the smallest detail how the events at U1 and U3 proceeded.
    This is a story that could be told of every past nuclear event
    in the world and a story that will be told of any future nuclear
    events…at NPP's.

    Arto Lauri 68.FISSIO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2E8OG5EbO8

    Don't miss this info.
    It is absolutely the definitive work on this subject.
    I take notes and start and stop every frame.
    Especially the first 20min. And by all means,
    don't miss the ending…where the secret is revealed.

    All that stands between the living and the dead is a zirconium
    cladding that is thinner than an egg shell!
    They are KILLERS!
    They build these things to kill, and demanding that any reactor
    operate at over capacity of any level fulfills their dreams of
    devastation and death.
    The psycopaths secret is revealed.
    This is war.
    This is a gun in our face.
    We can't just take the bullet!

    THis is IT!

    [please make copies of this video to protect the truth hidden within and to protect arto who is subject to surveillance and attacks from the nuclear war lords]

    this is saraWynd at http://wyynd.tripod.com


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    • SadieDog

      "Khatib said the increase in these cancers might reflect radiation in the environment and the increased use of X-rays and CT scans. In addition, chemicals in the environment and those used in processed foods may play a part in the increase, he suggested."


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