Major US Paper Editorial: Some scientists predict 1 million people will die from cancer due to radiation exposure after Fukushima

Published: December 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am ET


NRC must probe fire safety order, Asbury Park Press, Dec. 16, 2011:

[…] Months after the meltdowns in Japan, tens of thousands of people, some living nearly 40 miles from the complex, remained in shelters. Millions more are living with the economic, health and environmental consequences.

Today, workers still can’t determine the full extent of the damage directly because of dangerously high levels of radiation inside the reactor building. Some scientists predict 1 million people will die from cancer due to radiation exposure. […]

SOURCE: Wikipedia

Published: December 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am ET


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97 comments to Major US Paper Editorial: Some scientists predict 1 million people will die from cancer due to radiation exposure after Fukushima

  • James2

    Not sure I would call the Asbury Park Press a major newspaper – I’ve never heard of it.

    I liked a couple things I saw in the story – First beyond nuclear is using the “felony” threat in conjunction with this issue, and second, something that concerns me is the NRC says they will have to “engage” beyond nuclear to understand the issue.

    I’m not sure if “engaging” means telling them what they can or cannot say, or paying them to shut up, or actually discussing and following up on it.

    • or-well

      you nail the essential points I think.

      It’s 75th on the list under the headline, presumably National Daily circulation figures.
      107,433 – not big IMO but it is online.

      “Engage” is a weasel-word. Screw em !
      What’s good is that this message is getting out, possibly emailed, cross-linked, whatever.

    • Enenews Admin

      Interesting focus on this…

      Asbury Park Press is owned by Gannett, one of the largest media companies in the US. Gannett publishes USA Today.

      Asbury Park is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.

      It is #3 newspaper in New Jersey, the 11th largest state.

      More importantly they won a 2011 “National Headliner Award” in the “Best Series in a Large Daily” category.

      Large is a synonym for major.

      • bmurr bmurr

        Here the admin goes again… Trying to convince people with factual data.

        • arclight arclight

          Large does mean major, the link is correct?? 😉

        • Bones Bones

          I’m tired of him/her/them giving us the facts. It is an insult to my programming and good slaves should just live in la la land and BUY BUY BUY. Whatever you do, DON’T THINK!

          • A meltdown is forever

            I agree. We have to sex up the facts somehow, make them more palatable to the unconvinced.

            Maybe one thing we’re not getting here is something Michio Kaku said. He said it quickly, but he still said it:

            A meltdown is forever


            (3 meltdowns are also forever)

            We covered this in math, so I do have a proof handy:

            Let F = duration of a major meltdown/thru F*-up.

            Then F = ∞ and 3 x F = 3 x ∞ = ∞

            He also mentions that Chernobyl is still eating its way down into the earth.

            I think forever above really means about 40 billion years, since U238 has a half life of 4.3 billion years. But, the earth only has about 4 billion years to go so it is effectively forever.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Outnow at HP:
    “Nouriel Roubini, the Professor of Economics known as Dr. Doom told the Guardian yesterday:
    “In Japan, the post earthquake recovery will fizzle out as weak government­s fail to implement structural reforms.”
    We are further told to fasten seatbelts as it will be a rough ride for this century.

    Those who are packing our parachutes assure us that all is well. There is nothing to worry about, it’s all handled. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

    Why are economies and nuclear generating so similar that we need to be told by government­s that nothing can go wrong, when Murphy’s Law is evident every where you look – when nothing can go wrong, it will?

    John Steinbeck called it “the best laid plans of mice and men.” It makes you wonder if their elevators go all the way to the top. Losing faith in this system seems like sanity to me.
    He sure NAILS IT everyday imo!

  • Jebus Jebus

    No worries, it’s just the flu that you are dying from…

    Stomach flu outbreak at Japan nuclear plant
    (AP) 17 December 2011

    Dozens of workers at Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have come down with symptoms of stomach flu, halting a radioactive waste cleanup operation.

    TOKYO — Dozens of workers at Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have come down with symptoms of stomach flu, halting a radioactive waste cleanup operation.

    The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant said Saturday that a norovirus outbreak is suspected. Fifty-two workers assigned to the effort have been treated at a hospital over the past three days. Three of the workers have tested positive for the virus, a common form of flu.

    The revelation comes a day after Japan declared stability at the plant, marking a milestone nine months after the March tsunami caused the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

    The plant operator said the loss of the workers does not affect the plant’s essential reactor cooling functions

    • Bobby1

      “Fifty-two workers assigned to the effort have been treated at a hospital over the past three days. Three of the workers have tested positive for the virus, a common form of flu.”

      What about the other 49 workers, why are they in the hospital then?

      • Bones Bones

        What about the missing 800 some?!?! You aren’t allowed to lose human beings. It is like they are robots…at least in some “people’s” minds.

        • StPaulScout StPaulScout

          Them 800 weren’t regular employees, just like the new 49. These employees were on the company bowling teams and didn’t realy DO any work around the reactors. They practised bowling, microwaved pizzas, filled in as ‘crowd’ in company pictures, that sort of thing. Realy, realy non-esentials…..

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Riiiiiight! Flu! posted to hp. ty jebus.

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Interesting development, Jebus. Good find!

      “The plant operator said the loss of the workers does not affect the plant’s essential reactor cooling functions”

      Hmmn. So what does the loss affect? Perhaps these were, cough, non-essential workers. Good thing there were only 52 of them. Anyone remember the “Fukushima 50” propaganda from last Spring?

      • James2

        I know people do, but I personally have never had to be hospitalized over the flu.

        It’s either really bad flu or something else.

        Perhaps the workers have figured out how to “revolt” over the status communication at the plant. I know if I were working there and things were as bad as we think and they were saying what they are saying to my family – I’d be angry.

        • Bones Bones

          James2, I don’t think anyone of us would EVER work there. At least, not in this stupid operation with no goal or plan in site. The only way we can help is to end nukes forever.

    • harengus_acidophilus

      Noro is noro but fly is flu.
      Two different kinds of disease.
      What a stupid lie.


    • Misitu

      [hmmmmm…] depressed immune system from irradiation, or could it be conversion disorder (one of my relatives by marriage had been diagnosed with this, so off I went to look it up; here follows a quote from our heroes in wikipedia – there are links on the source page)

      “An evolutionary psychology explanation for conversion disorder is that the symptom may have been evolutionarily advantageous during warfare. A non-combatant with these symptoms signals non-verbally, possibly to someone speaking a different language, that she or he is not dangerous as a combatant and also may be carrying some form of dangerous infectious disease. This can explain that conversion disorder may develop following a threatening situation, that there may be a group effect with many people simultaneously developing similar symptoms (as in Mass Psychogenic Illness), and the gender difference in prevalence.

      • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

        One way to help figure which fundamental pathology it is would be to learn through radiological full-body scan (where available and accessible) how much internal dosimetry is shown from any person presenting with symptoms of depressed immune response,anemia, leukemia, vomiting (regular), head-ache, weeks long problems with physical energy, fatigue after minor exertion, muscle pain (without exercise), and the other symptoms that could be associated with internal radionuclide contamination. This is one way that researchers of the contaminated, particularly for children, after Chernobyl, have dispelled and undermined the news blackouts and disinformation about that related event in the cloud.

    • dosdos dosdos

      “The revelation comes a day after Japan declared stability at the plant, marking a milestone nine months after the March tsunami caused the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.”

      The writer doesn’t investigate, just passes on what is handed out.

      • Bones Bones

        Sadly, that is the modus operandi of the news outlets. They are just that, outlets for whatever government PR group wants the public to hear. I love when CBS and the rest of the scum just read Pentagon press releases and report it as fact end of story. That is how they are bought. Remember that reporter doing the story on Fast and Furious? The white house (lower case as nothing in this government is represented by the people) press guy told her to get in line and back off because it would cause too much trouble… She did not back off and recently it was uncovered that Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano and probably Obama himself ran Fast and Furious using the ATF as a way to weaken 2nd Amendment rights. This is in writing.

      • Wasn’t it the earthquake that caused the nuclear disaster? (Not the tsunami).

    • Love that word stable.

      We had a semi-stray cat that was stable up to about a week ago.

      She’s still stable, but suffering from persistent acute deathiness syndrome (PADS).


  • James2

    “as weak governments fail to implement structural reforms”.

    Economists seem to be the only ones who can craft crazy sideways jabs like this that get seen by everybody but go right over 99% of people’s heads. .

    I can confirm that Nouriel has been informed about FUKU…

    • or-well

      If Roubini went fullbore truthtelling he’d lose his subscriber base and CNBC wouldn’t invite him on, I guess.

      I’ve heard he loves to party. I wonder if he’s partying harder now…

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Hmmn. If contemporary governments are “weak” I’d hate to see a strong one.

    • Gotham

      I can confirm that Nouriel has been informed about FUKU…

      James2 – I always like Noriel’s plain talk. Do you happen to know what he makes out of the long term financial effect Fu will have on Japan – the world>

  • sworldpeas

    That “1” needs a few zeros after it.

    • watcher watcher

      yeah, an underestimation for sure

    • CB CB

      Dr. Caldicott said in her studies, over 1 million deaths were a result of Chernobyl. And that number rises everyday as a result. Chernobyl was contained temporarily, meaning containment was achieved but maintenance needed to maintain containment. Already much larger than Chernobyl, Fukushima dwarfs it. It’s been continuous for 10 months, no end in sight, and still spreading radiation. Who the hell comes up with these numbers. 1 million deaths likely, no shit. How many deaths including unborn have been overlooked, and not recorded to date. This is a gross underestimate, by about 6 BILLION or more. A possible extinction level event has occurred and ongoing, starting with the food chain and your lungs.

  • oscar419

    MSM(ish) IMHO but they are certainly getting closer… In a metaphoric type of way one of these articles will be the hit that breaks the Pinata wide open.

  • maaa

    What about the contaiminated pacific ocean? How many people are going to be killed?

    • arclight arclight

      according to the iaeacorp, were gonna be FINE cos there is only some cesium in the water.. and they are in charge of monitoring the pacific!! they have some easy ways to test for cesium though!! no info anout that equipment/testing yet?? hmmm?

    • Anthony Anthony

      Maybe the real answer to that is

      “all of them”.

      • Japan has a population of 127 million people.

        So “all of them” = 127 million.

        If you take into account the way food is spreading everywhere, mixed with other foods, aerosilization from the ocean, ocean mini-eddies and currents, fish, rice, tea, cars, constant releases carried by wind, transport by trains and people (on soles of shoes, etc.), birds, animals, construction materials, rainouts and burning of radioactive waste you do have a real situation.

        Might be other deaths, in North America, Europe, China, Russia, Korea.

  • Jebus Jebus

    What about the millions and millions of other creatures on this planet that will suffer and be irreparably harmed by this horrendous disaster. Creatures that are already stressed out by the other epic disasters these last decades. These are the creatures that support all life and allow our very existance, here on planet earth…

    • Bobby1

      Plankton produce one-half of the Earth’s oxygen supply. They have already been found to be contaminated with cesium.

      Don’t worry, GE will sell us oxygen masks.

      • arclight arclight

        Excessive radiation found in sea organisms off China
        Updated: 2011-08-24

        “According to the statement, the levels of strontium-90, a radioactive isotope of strontium, found in squids are 29 times higher than the average background level of samples taken from China’s coastal waters.

        This indicates that these waters have been clearly affected by radioactive material that leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima during the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster on March 11, the statement said.

        The samples were also found to contain argentum-110m and cesium-134, which are normally difficult to detect in biological samples from China’s coastal waters, the statement said.”

        and the squid feed on the plankton?? and the tuna feed on the squid?? i think? and we eat all of it.. mmm!! 🙁

        According to the study, the radiation survey found that over 252,000 kilometers, or just shy of 100,000 square miles of Pacific ocean waters was contaminated by the time the study was completed on July 4th.

        The study found that the radiation has spread to distances up to 800 kilometers from the coast of the Fukushima prefecture.

        According to the article, cesium radiation was found at levels up to 300 times higher than concentration levels detected in water off the coast of China.

        The study also found Strontium-90 radiation levels up to 100 times higher than those found in Chinese waters.

        The report quotes China’s Ocean Administration as saying “”One cannot rule out the possibility that radioactive contaminants have entered waters under China’s jurisdiction.”

        China’s Department of Environmental Protection also warned “Cesium-137 and strontium-90 both have half-lives of about 30 years, making it more likely they will eventually enter the food chain and affect the health of consumers.”

          • or-well

            I was eating squid two nights ago when it hit me – where was it caught ?

            Sigh. This isn’t the world I anticipated.

            • maaa

              My stupid sister bought Meiji Cholocate made in Tokyo and I accidentally ate it!!!!!!! I NEVER KNEW JAPAN PRODUCED CHOLOCATE! It was normal red packaging! I thought it was safe. It was only one afternoon when I discovered the horrendous truth. I ate at least 6 pieces.

            • hbjon hbjon

              You must think you have a strong constitution if your still eating seafood. Sounds like your a glutton for punishment.

              • or-well

                I’m running out of safe things to eat 🙁

                Time for the Bio-domes…

                “Renewal” @ age 30.

                (Logans’ Run, movie)

                • Whoopie Whoopie

                  I wonder if Steven King was trying to warn us of our impending Doom, Under the Dome. I want a place like that to run and hide under. I want to dig a hole out in my yard and dive in. I want BETTER DECISIONS COMING OUT OF D.C. But that wont happen. They dont give a rats about us measly peasants. We’re on the ROAD TO DESTRUCTION and all they care about is MONEY.

                  • or-well

                    CHEER UP WHOOPIE !
                    We’re in a big-budget, sci-fi, B-movie !

                    Let the Director yell and the script stink !

                    When the extras walk off the set all they’ve got left is special effects !

                    And folks are getting tired of playing bit parts.

                • hbjon hbjon

                  Obviously, if your down to your last can of squid, you must be on the verge of starvation 🙁

                  • or-well

                    Still got a few leather belts to soak for broth 🙂

                    • hbjon hbjon

                      You would be suprised at the things you can find around your home that can sustain you in case of emergency.I was just doing inventory of my cupboards and found a nice stash of cream of mushroom soup, packets of corn bread mix, half box of cream of wheat, and a can of tuna. I better make a grocery store run.

                    • My cat is looking at me funny, but smells a bit so I think I’ll giver her a pass.

                      Here’s some wild stuff that might be edible, but radioactive. I think we’re getting a little close to some of the movies we’ve seen – The Road, and such.

                      Bon appetit.



                      Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus and other species)
                      Arrowroot (Sagittaria species)
                      Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
                      Beechnut (Fagus species)
                      Blackberries (Rubus species)
                      Blueberries (Vaccinium species)
                      Burdock (Arctium lappa)
                      Cattail (Typha species)
                      Chestnut (Castanea species)
                      Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
                      Chufa (Cyperus esculentus)
                      Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
                      Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
                      Nettle (Urtica species)
                      Oaks (Quercus species)
                      Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
                      Plantain (Plantago species)
                      Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
                      Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia species)
                      Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
                      Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
                      Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
                      Strawberries (Fragaria species)
                      Thistle (Cirsium species)
                      Water lily and lotus (Nuphar, Nelumbo, and other species)
                      Wild onion and garlic (Allium species)
                      Wild rose (Rosa species)
                      Wood sorrel (Oxalis species)

                    • I think during the Balkans war people started eating grass. Dandelions might be a better bet – dandelion (young ‘uns) salad is popular en France. I vaguely recall they started looking green after a while.

                      If you read about the Tibetan saint Milarepa, he used to live on nettles, and started turning green too.

                      Wild sorrel is all over the place, as is plantain (herb).

                      There are all kinds of other (gag) appetizing things on page 136 of the SAS Surival Handbook (John L. Wiseman, (2009)- The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere, HarperCollins (paperback))

                      Yum yum.


            • aigeezer aigeezer

              The squid hit you?… only lightly battered, I trust?


              I still eat lots of seafood, including squid. The labels never say “caught in Japan” of course, and I often find myself thinking “where did it swim” rather than “where was it caught”.

              Where I now live there are horror stories of lobster being poisoned by illegal pesticides used in fish farming. It’s impossible to tell whether this is propaganda from the wild-fishing industry or some horrible truth. A local newspaper said the industry was reluctant to talk about “weak and dying lobster” for fear it would put consumers off! Greed springs eternal, it seems, and I’m afraid this little anecdote says a lot about default human behavior.

              I figure it is the same regarding all Japanese exports – the spin experts will make it very hard to know the facts.

              Meanwhile, I would guess that a lot of bad stuff is being redirected toward the pet food industry. (Just a speculation).

              • or-well

                “Lightly battered” hehe, yes, actually.

                Re: pet food, the industry knows, thru demographic analysis and licensing stats that financially disadvantaged folks are eating canned pet food.

                Call it hearsay if you like. I won’t say more about it.

                • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

                  lol! Actually I’m not eating cat food, but I’ve received a lot of flack about spending so much money on the cats and it might just be cheaper to buy chicken or hamburger for them.

                  I’ve always worried about the pet food industry (hope they never use imported Japanese foods!), and I stocked up on a lot of salmon/tuna bags and salmon/tuna cans.

              • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

                Argh! I ate miso soup at a Japanese seafood restaurant back in June. 🙁 I’m hoping that they didn’t use imported Japanese seaweed.

                Pet food is expensive. When it’s not on sale, the cat food that I buy costs $.86 for a 3 oz. can. The next quality cat food costs about $.59 a can. A 16 lb. bag of very good quality dried cat food kibble costs $32.00.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            Great find, but sad news.

      • Pensacola Tiger Pensacola Tiger

        Not to worry about the plankton. Ann Coulter says they’ll just get stronger.

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        As plankton goes, so goes all sea life.

  • hbjon hbjon

    That’s about the population of your State Governor Palin. Didn’t I read somewhere 10 percent of the fallout drifted over Alaska in the jetstream? That would have been the nasty 1 millionth of a gram stuff. Has there been any unexplained illness, epidemics, or stress reported there? I heard that beluga whales have swam as far north as they can, now they are trying to climb onto the ice. Beluga whales are cool. I went on whale sighting trips off the California coast back in the day. Whales are cool!

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Hi hbjon,whales are cool +100!!! And so are the seals that are dying in huge numbers! The RSOE EDIS disaster alert site had a thread up about a week ago describing it as an “unknown illness”that affected the ring-necked seal population of the US West,Pacific NW,B.C.,Alaska,Russia,etc. as having this “mystery epidemic not seen since 1988 in European waters(Chernobyl?)There was another recent story somewhere describing the big Japanese whale hunt that I think is still underway although Greenpeace harrassment operations were defended against using a maritime security force paid for with funds diverted from the EQ/tsunami reconstruction fund! It takes an especially disgusting brand of human to enjoy participating in that sport and they have no business engaging in any activity that causes intentional harm to the creatures already suffering from their “accident” following the natural disaster! I’d rather see the news of every single human onboard the whaler flotilla,including their security escorts “lost at sea” than a single whale (surprisingly)still found within their reach!I think they’re heading south for hunting grounds probably not as contaminated,or so they think(!)as the waters in the north where this horrible story is unfolding…very sad & has me more depressed,but thanks for sharing your post & link as the word needs to be spread far & wide! I hope everyone has a nice weekend despite my usual Holiday “Grinch” mode starting to kick in with a vengeance to make up for lost time with x-mas being only a week away from now!lol…~PEACE~

      • hbjon hbjon

        I don’t know if I have that much love for them. A man has to make a living. There are some things we just don’t know. If every fish in the ocean were to be dead tomorrow, my view is harvest what you can. Science keeps busy to answer the knowables, and religion and medicine seem to prosper when things are kept unknowable.

  • there are protocols and remedies to mitigate rad dangers from the body. i wish everyone knew what a long haul this is going to be,24.0.html

  • Jebus Jebus

    Looks like killing one lonely old man is more important than killing one million people…

    Killing of Bin Laden Voted Top News Story of 2011

    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer
    NEW YORK December 17, 2011 (AP)

    The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors….

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Jesus Jebus…it was all a ruse. Bin Laden has been dead for years. Ms. Butto (spelled wrong) said it before she was shot and killed, WHICH they said was an accidental gun going off. Remember that? I do. She said she had proof he was DEAD.

      • Misitu

        That was my thought ages ago too, Whoopie. Probably when they bombed those caves. But OOPS! no body. Second attempt, got the film – hey does it have an authenticable datestamp*? – and then “buried the body at sea” – OOPS AGAIN! no body.

        What happened to Gaddafi’s body? buried “in a remote place in the desert”.

        OOPS! No body.

        Reminds me somewhat of the donkey trying to reach the carrot perched a foot in front of his nose on a tied stick. They never get the job right. Sigh. Oh well, no need to imagine their IQ, must be in the low 50s if that.

        *anything digital can be tampered with. If you don’t have the original negative with a signed bank deposit tag then you don’t have an authenticable photo.


      • Anthony Anthony

        What happened to her was horrible.

        On the important level humans have failed to advance.

    • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

      The way that assassination was handled and the way corporate governments lie constantly, I don’t believe for one minute that Bin Laden is dead, just some poor, tall Osama look alike from Pakistan.
      Bin Laden has probably had plastic surgery and is back with his family in Saudi Arabia. No Body. No DNA samples. No photos, yet there are pics of Sadaam Hussein and Ghadafi looking like shit after their capture and death photos, so the concern about “Muslim sensibilities” story doesn’t hold water. Bin Laden family are friends and business partners of Bush family and most other powerful corporate world stage players.
      The “news” is just tons of unrelated excrement in a leaky bullshit container………kind of like Fuku radiation and Fuku stories.
      The top story of the year?……Our exceptionally rare and lovely planet is being murdered for corporate greed.

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      “poll of U.S. editors and news directors”

      Wow – that says a lot about their priorities and allegiances.

  • bleep_hits_blades

    WAY more than a million people are going to get cancer and die from Fukushima. (See Leuren Moret on this subject.)

    I would not eat any sea creatures with no skeletons, like squid, as I have read they are the first to become radioactive. Also avoid the ‘filter feeders.’

    And dairy products are not good – actually all animal bodies filter out and concentrate toxins including radionuclides.

    As Or-well says, we are running out of safe things to eat. And safe air to breath.

    Yes Whoopie, you are right about Osama. The govt(s) have lied to us about so many things. We are so brain-washed.


    MSM is/are controlled – faux news. I have read that every major news outlet has CIA people working there, under cover of course. Ditto all universities.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Enough for me today, I’m gonna go live some life…

    I offer this from Arlo, to all of you, friends at enenews…

    • lokay5 lokay5

      Our house may not be a church, or a restaurant, and it’s not owned by Alice(or Ray)but Arlo gets air play ’round here every Thanksgiving.

      “You can get any thing you want…”

      (excepting Alice)

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    Nice song and vid, Jebus.

    I’m a fan of the young wild Arlo more than his present incarnation – fascinating guy.

    Boy… memories… “I was rappin’ to the fuzz, man”…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ohhh ..Arlo…we are getting old…

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Remember when you are dealing with TEPCO multiply everything by 100 to get the real numbers. 1 million dead? Try all of Tokyo resulting in over 100 million deaths. This is a lot more serious than Chernobyl and will not manifest toxic levels of radiation over a 5 year period because the levels of radiation are far more wide spread. They will not take into account the deaths from poisoned food and eventual starvation that will plague the area. Next year crops will be far less edible, livestock will have to be imported and the suffering will show the real numbers here. If there are levels of radiation exceeding 1000bq/kg across Tokyo than there is a good chance these cancers will manifest at an accelerated pace compared to Chernobyl. If after 10 months people are already showing odd bruises from internal tissue damage than it means the heavy onset of this disaster has yet to come. Don’t drink the milk or baby food from Japan it might just kill you.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    The lack of names &/or documentation indicates a lack of credibility in the statement:

    Some scientists predict 1 million people will die from cancer due to radiation exposure.


    From the APP article. Bad reporting to say the least.

    I feel this is probably an underestimate. But my feeling does not a scientific fact make!

  • parwie

    FIRST thing everybody should know about radiation:
    Even low-dose radiation is dangerous. Take time and watch it!

    SECOND thing:
    Measuring background radiation is useless. What’s really threatening your health are inhaled or ingested particles, that are not indicated by background radiation measurements. Take time and watch it!

    THIRD thing:
    First thing that happens after a nuclear accident is covering the truth. Take time and read at least “7.7. What Is the Total Number of Chernobyl Victims?” (p. 209)!

  • greentea greentea

    Would someone be so kind and generous as to donate a Geiger counter, whether new or used, to obtain readings in South Korea, please? Thank you. Contact: kwriter (at)