Gov’t kept child radiation survey secret — Thyroid glands of Iwaki kids exposed to doses up to 35 millisieverts in March alone — Headquarters didn’t want to alarm families

Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 am ET


Title: Government sat on survey of radiation in Fukushima children’s thyroid glands
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: February 22, 2012

The thyroid glands of children in Fukushima Prefecture were exposed to radiation doses of up to 35 millisieverts following the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan said Feb. 21.

The estimate is based on results collected in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture [over 40 km SOUTH of meltdowns], late last March, but not released by the government at the time.

The government’s local response headquarters tested the thyroid glands of 1,080 children in Fukushima Prefecture on the advice of the commission. According to materials released by the commission, 11 of 137 under the age of 15 checked in Iwaki had relatively high radiation doses in their thyroid glands of 5 to 35 millisieverts […]

The commission said that it advised the government’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters late last March to conduct additional surveys on children with high doses, but that the recommendation was rejected on the grounds that such measures could cause alarm among the children and their families.

Read the report here

Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 am ET


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12 comments to Gov’t kept child radiation survey secret — Thyroid glands of Iwaki kids exposed to doses up to 35 millisieverts in March alone — Headquarters didn’t want to alarm families

  • radegan

    Just think of it as a few extra dental x-rays where they forgot the protective shield. Now eat your two-headed shrimp.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      just heard on GMA Afgans found burnt Korans last night around the US embassy (or in it?) not sure. They are saying: DEATH TO AMERICA. What the fuck is wrong with our troops? This is not going to end well. 🙁

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Sorry for OT. But I hadn't heard this news til just now. It's NOT on front page of HP yet. MAJOR NEWS.

      • That is the problem with not living AMONG the people.

        This war was different in that US troops never went into public without being armed to the teeth and in being together in large numbers, plus lots of bullet or bomb proof armor.

        At the beginning they tried to settle in among the population, and go out in public unarmed, but that did not work out well. People would walk up next to them and pop them in the head. That quickly put a stop to 'mingling' among the civilians as in all other wars.

        There is also NO intermarriage among Iraq/Afghan women and US soldiers, as happened in huge numbers in other wars.

        What does this point to?

        There is a basic underlying hostility and animosity which is to a large extent, NOT being addressed. Many people out in the country have never even heard of the US, and they have never seen a US service man or woman.

        This is a tribal culture, with it's own rules, traditions and customs. Intermarriage into tribes is one way to gain peace with them. We are not doing that. We are bribing tribes to not kill US troops with CASH. That is a mistake.

  • Sickputer

    Deny, lie, say you issued followup orders. I hope you sleep badly at night forever.

    The bureaucrats in Tokyo were issuing directives while at the same time practicing their own home safety procedures used by the Kodak executives in the 1950s who received atomic bomb fallout pre-warnings by the despicable AEC officials (who also knew the dangers and kept their own families shielded while everyone else breathed in the poison on bad plume days).

    Your governments at work. They personify the inhumanity of some humanoids. They care nothing except for their own financial security.

    • americancommntr

      How and from what environment do such savage people come from? Where do these come from who are so energetically and animalistically selfish they would do such things? Like warn and protect their families but let all others suffer? I think they come from big cities, from urban environments of crime and raucous immorality, places where kindness is a rareness, where looking out for number 1 is all individuals, even fathers and mothers, ever do. From a hellish upbringing environment, toward Hell.

      • Is there a need to save the children in Japan, in highly radiated areas?

        If so, what does this help look like?

        Do they need doctors and internal radiation machines?
        Do they need mobile clinics?
        Do they need chelation therapies?
        Do they need flights out of there, and places in other countries to live?
        Do they need clean food and water brought in?
        Do they need radiation food and water testing equipment?

        Would the organization that does this be a foundation, a non profit, a church or ?????

        Any input is appreciated…


  • retali8 retali8

    akin to murder, they should be all hung up high for all to see..

  • Bobby1

    Did the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters get a medal for preventing panic, like in Russia?

  • There are sins of commission, and sins of omission..

    They have to stay balanced. One has to sin on BOTH sides to keep an even keel and not get tossed overboard.

    No matter, the ship is sinking anyway, just going straight down, instead of tipping over.

    There is no smoke, no fire and there is no hole in the boat…

    Ooops, guess now is the time to 'fall' into the lifeboat and take advantage of their golden parachutes, for these authorities.