Mayor near Fukushima: “I’ve lost almost all body hair from chest down” — “Nosebleed hasn’t stopped”

Published: February 12th, 2012 at 9:58 am ET
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Title: Futaba-machi Mayor on March 12, 2011 Explosion of Reactor 1: “Insulation Materials Falling Like Large Snowflakes. I Knew We Were Finished”
Source: EX-SKF
Date: Feb 11, 2012

[...] I [Ugaya] asked the mayor [of Futaba-machi, Katsutaka Idogawa] who was doused with “dust from Fukushima I Nuke Plant”, “Did you think it was dangerous?” He answered, “Even today, I think “We’re finished”.” “What do you mean?” I asked. He said “Nosebleed hasn’t stopped.”

“Nosebleed hasn’t stopped. If I blow my nose it bleeds. Sometimes the blood drips. I don’t know what’s going on, whether the nose is too dry.”

“Ive lost almost all body hair from chest down, all the way down to the legs. I noticed it when an old man sitting next to me in “sento” (public bath) said to me, “Hey your skin’s smooth like a woman.” Pubic hair remains. It’s uncomfortable without body hair, because my underwear clings to the skin.” [...]

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88 comments to Mayor near Fukushima: “I’ve lost almost all body hair from chest down” — “Nosebleed hasn’t stopped”

  • hbjon hbjon

    I never thought I would say this about information from Japan but.”TMI!!”. Yeah, you know what, the body will let go of hair and blood when you get stressed. I suggest first of all to get out of the tub with the old man and find a massage parlor. Relax, and take it easy.


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  • Low Dose Chernobyl and Fukushima Radiation Dangers To Children
    A Green Road Blog – http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/3071481
    http://www.agreenroadblog.com


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    • arclight arclight

      the connection may seem tenuous but i will post this here anyway!
      it is important information..

      Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

      Emperor Akihito to undergo heart bypass surgery
      Kyodo

      Emperor Akihito will undergo heart bypass surgery Saturday at University of Tokyo Hospital, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday, after an angiogram performed the previous day showed the further narrowing of two branches of his left coronary artery.

      A team of doctors decided to conduct the surgery after consulting the emperor about it, the agency said. It will be the first surgery for the 78-year-old emperor since 2003, when he had surgery for prostate cancer.

      http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120213a3.html

      i hope that he recovers, my respects to the imperial family and the japanese people!


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  • What… should we think happy thoughts to keep rradiation away? Can we fly like peter pan and wendy too? The truth aint always pretty.


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  • or-well

    One extract from the article:
    Futaba Kosei Hospital is only 2 kilometres from Fuku.

    So I ask:
    In a nuclear disaster, with patients being evac-ed, where are the destination hospitals in your area in relation to likely downwind plumes ?

    If the “event” combines with a natural disaster – hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake – there will be injured.

    Will your regions’ hospitals be able to cope?

    Bugout planning must consider the wind, or you’ll have no more hope of influencing your fate than leaves or pollen.

    Official concentric circles are irresponsible to say the least.

    What madness.


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  • Sickputer

    I sympathize, and can personally (myself) relate to the nosebleeds. Also numerous anecdotal cases of children in America with strange nosebleeds and doctors perplexed. And these kids here are 5,000 to 8,000 miles away from the epicenter of Daiichi.

    The grim health news from Japan is beginning to snowball. Get ready for horrible health news in the coming days.


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  • Spectrometising

    Thanks Whoppie….excellent link.. PhysOrg are an awesome site. Guaranteed to get a broad spectrum of know-how. Really worth keeping an eye on this one.


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    We can read all the statistics about Chernobyl out there, but the story of one individual’s suffering will probably make more of an impact. It is the same for Japan.

    This mayor is to be commended, I wish that all of our politicians were so honest. Relaxing won’t help him at all, but evacuation might.


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    • vivvi

      I am sure this mayor thought he was an important person. Here is a lesson in how the illuminati throw useful idiots under the bus when it suits them. You don’t get to be mayor of an empty sardine tin unless you belong to the funny handshake club. Maybe he thought all that loyalty claptrap and protecting your fellow lodge brothers meant something. USEFUL IDIOT.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    Less-(Mor)ons speak on how to give your reactor a colonic-style cleaning.

    1: Remove water and wait one day.
    2: Dowse once quickly with water to clear access to your work area.
    3: Add boric acid-based water at highest rate possible.
    4: Await eruption of fickle matter at random.

    Note: If eruption doesn’t occur… clear entire area, and seek out an excavation specialist immeadiatly!

    WARNING!
    Treatment may cause symptoms as follows:
    Irradiations indicate;
    Skin rashes
    metalic taste in mouth / throat
    swelling of throat
    heart failure
    rectal bleeding
    loss of vision
    lung and/or other irritations
    cancers- most types
    bloody welts
    weeping sores
    hair loss
    fatigue
    If you expirience such, consult medical help hastily!
    Other symtoms;
    DEATH
    If you expire…
    consult St. Peter on arrival for dispositional consultation.


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    • alasanon

      “Other symptoms: DEATH”

      They may pay attention to that one!… :P

      It’s a nightmare for Japan, but sometimes
      you gotta make a move. I don’t understand
      why some people will risk their life and
      physical comfort all to stay in one place.

      With the recession brewing since 2001 in
      the U.S. Midwest, I had to say goodbye to
      everyone and just make decisions. Here you
      can go where the jobs are…But, not in Japan??


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      • alasanon,
        Same reason many stayed in the G O M during high levels of toxic air from BP gusher ! Or when Katrina was approaching, … Ways and means, No money or transportation or place to stay outside the area, … loss of job if they leave,… no one to support them if the go somewhere else, … This is why Japans Gov, kept the evac zone to a minimal rather then what it should have been,.. MONEY to care/feed/living quarters for a a place to place millions more people !

        During the H1N1 flu outbreak in Feb 2010, Obama came on news and said, There may come a time when your government may not be able to help you, you should prepare and take precautions on your own in case of overwhelming of resources, or words to this affect ! No quote !
        Now we have seen these times several times since, B P oil Gusher and we are seeing Japan the past year !
        Have a bug-out-bag and make plans ahead of time, one of many plants can spread death at any time as we have seen for the past year here with many releases and accidents !


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      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        Nope…they just BURY death notices. But thanks anyway.


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Outnow worth posting here:
    “Japan will be losing population­. It already has a very low birth rate. It is horrible beyond all measure how casually this fallout issue is being treated. Wow, it is just math to those in the nuclear industry. There is a risk/benef­it analysis that coldly calculates both profits and the risks. It is WORTH IT to their way of thinking to have periodic muclear meltdowns as a cost of doing business. Entire areas of the earth will be scorched forever from this peaceful use of atomic energy. People and peoples will be forever scared. The rivers will run with radioactiv­ity and the oceans creatures will bio-accumu­late the nuclear waste. How can you place a price (assign a cost) on this?

    We are just “roadkill” in the energy policy. No wonder the Cheney Energy Policy Meetings notes are kept secret. They know they are killing the environmen­t in our lifetimes to keep the lights on without any long-range cost calculatio­ns about the death of the eco-system­, long-term health consequenc­es and damage to the entire human genome.
    America will have 600 million by century’s end. By relying on nuclear energy, we will have a real nuclear mess here that cannot ever be fixed. The population growth dooms us to our fate. That’s good for the nuclear business and Wall Street apparently­.

    SPOT ON :(


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    • Mack Mack

      I can’t recommend enough Greg Palast’s new book called “Vulture’s Picnic…” There’s a chapter in the book called “Fukushima, Texas” which gives some real insight into the nuclear industry and some on Fukushima. His writing style is very good, too, witty and easy-to-read. For the BP-oil-spill news followers, the book has some insight into that, too.


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    • Whoopie,
      This is so around America also, artificial insemination up 10 fold in 10 years, decline in health and shortened life expectancies, cancers increasing, much of is due to releases of nuclear material on unsuspecting public !
      The severity’s of accidents are now being realized to be under-estimated by them in charge or working together make the nuclear industry appear to be a cheap clean energy source that is being proved day by day to be more harmful then ever know by the masses and with no way to rid ourselves of the dangerous fuels that have been spent and laying around with little or no way to dispose of !


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  • markww markww

    NO MATTER HOW MUCH INFORMATION THERE IS FROM PEOPLE

    The truth needs to be told so the whole would will know about it. TRUTH WINS

    Mark


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  • I would think many got a very bad doss of Pu !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium

    Mixed oxide fuel

    Toxicity

    Isotopes and compounds of plutonium are radioactive and accumulate in bone marrow. Contamination by plutonium oxide has resulted from a number of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents including military nuclear accidents where nuclear weapons have burned.[87] Studies of the effects of these smaller releases, as well as of the widespread radiation poisoning sickness and death following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, have provided considerable information regarding the dangers, symptoms and prognosis of radiation poisoning.[88]

    During the decay of plutonium, three types of radiation are released—alpha, beta, and gamma. Alpha radiation can travel only a short distance and cannot travel through the outer, dead layer of human skin. Beta radiation can penetrate human skin, but cannot go all the way through the body. Gamma radiation can go all the way through the body.[89] Alpha, beta, and gamma radiation are all forms of ionizing radiation. Either acute or longer-term exposure carries a danger of serious health outcomes including radiation sickness,genetic damage, cancer, and death. The danger increases with the amount of exposure.

    Even though alpha radiation cannot penetrate the skin, ingested or inhaled plutonium does irradiate internal organs.[33] The skeleton, where plutonium is absorbed, and the liver, where it collects and becomes concentrated, are at risk.[32] Plutonium is not absorbed into the body efficiently when ingested; only 0.04% of plutonium oxide is absorbed after ingestion.[33] Plutonium absorbed by the body is excreted very slowly, with a biological half-life of 200 years.[90] Plutonium passes only slowly through cell membranes and intestinal boundaries, so absorption by ingestion and incorporation into bone structure proceeds very slowly.[91][92]


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    • Plutonium is more dangerous when inhaled than when ingested. The risk of lung cancer increases once the total radiation dose equivalent of inhaled plutonium exceeds 400 mSv.[93] The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the lifetime cancer risk from inhaling 5,000 plutonium particles, each about 3 microns wide, to be 1% over the background U.S. average.[94] Ingestion or inhalation of large amounts may cause acute radiation poisoning and death; no human is known to have died because of inhaling or ingesting plutonium, and many people have measurable amounts of plutonium in their bodies.[78] The inhalation hazard is about 23,000 times greater than that of weapons-grade uranium, the ingestion hazard about 130,000 times greater. For each milligram in oxide form inhaled by an exposed population, an excess 3 to 12 cancer deaths is expected.[95]

      The “hot particle” theory in which a particle of plutonium dust radiates a localized spot of lung tissue has been tested and found false—such particles are more mobile than originally thought and toxicity is not measurably increased due to particulate form.[91]

      When inhaled plutonium can pass into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, plutonium moves throughout the body and into the bones, liver, or other body organs. Plutonium that reaches body organs generally stays in the body for decades and continues to expose the surrounding tissue to radiation and thus may cause cancer.[96]

      A commonly cited quote by Ralph Nader, states that a pound of plutonium dust spread into the atmosphere would be enough to kill 8 billion people. However, the math shows that one pound of plutonium could kill no more than 2 million people by inhalation. This makes the toxicity of plutonium roughly equivalent with that of nerve gas.[97]

      Several populations of people who have been exposed to plutonium dust (e.g. people living down-wind of Nevada test sites, Hiroshima survivors, nuclear facility workers, and “terminally ill”…


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      • and “terminally ill” patients injected with Pu in 1945–46 to study Pu metabolism) have been carefully followed and analyzed. These studies generally do not show especially high plutonium toxicity or plutonium-induced cancer results.[91] “There were about 25 workers from Los Alamos National Laboratory who inhaled a considerable amount of plutonium dust during the 1940′s; according to the hot-particle theory, each of them has a 99.5% chance of being dead from lung cancer by now, but there has not been a single lung cancer among them.”[97][98]

        Plutonium has a metallic taste.[99]

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium


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        • VanneV anne

          If you look at the footnotes, these studies were done in the 1970′s. There have been newer studies done that showed that there was a significant rise in some kind of cancer. Also there were design flaws in the original study because no records were kept as to just how much plutonium they were exposed to.


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          • VanneV anne

            Here is another report, not the later study which I have cited before, but am looking for now to post again:
            The Lethal Radioactive Core that Killed Two Physicists
            http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/physics/news-demon-sphere


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          • VanneV anne

            Deadly exposure: Plutonium-related cancers plague children of the Manhattan Project
            http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Deadly-exposure


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          • VanneV anne

            Plutonium cancer risk may be higher than thought
            18 July 2004

            “Plutonium may be many times more dangerous than previously thought. The cancer risk from exposure inside the body could be 10 times higher than is allowed for in calculating international safety limits.

            “The danger is highlighted in a report written by radiation experts for the UK government, which has been leaked to New Scientist. The experts are unanimous in saying that low-level radiation emitted by plutonium may cause more damage to human cells than previously believed. Their opinion could provoke a rethink of the guidelines on exposure to radiation.
            “Several tonnes of plutonium have been released into the environment over the last 60 years by nuclear weapons tests and nuclear plants.

            “Concern over the harmfulness of plutonium is growing because of discoveries about the subtle effects of low-level radiation. Researchers in Europe and North America have shown that the descendants of cells that seem to survive radiation unharmed can suffer delayed damage, a phenomenon called “genomic instability” (New Scientist print edition, 20 January 2001).

            “Bystander effect

            “Cells adjacent to those that are irradiated can also sustain damage, known as “the bystander effect”. And an increase was found in the number of mutations in small pieces of DNA called mini-satellites that are passed from one generation to the next. The fear is that these effects could trigger cancers and other ill effects.”
            http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6152-plutonium-cancer-risk-may-be-higher-than-thought.html


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          • VanneV anne

            FACT SHEET: Risk from Plutonium in the Environment at Rocky Flats

            “• More harmful than other forms of radiation: Internal alpha emitters like plutonium are much more harmful per unit dose than penetrating gamma or x-ray radiation. To account for the difference, the International Commission on Radiological Protection refers to the “relative biological effectiveness” (RBE) of alpha emitters. Looking at the potential harm to different organs and for different disease end-points, ICRP concludes that the average RBE for alpha emitters is 20. This means that, on average, internal alpha emitters are 20 times more harmful than penetrating radiation of the same dose. But because 20 is an average, for some body organs and certain cancers as well as for particular individuals the actual RBE can be higher, sometimes much higher. For example, the RBE for bone cancer ranges as high as 320. (On RBE for plutonium, see Helen A. Grogan et al, Assessing Risk of Exposure to Plutonium, Feb. 2000 [Risk Assessment Corporation], pp. 6.27-6.39)….

            “• Potential harm to the human gene pool: A British research team concluded that the RBE for chromosomal damage from plutonium exposure is essentially “infinite,” because the extent of harm to the human gene pool is incalculable (M. A. Khadim et al, Nature, vol. 355, no. 20 [Feb. 1992], pp. 738-740). The resultant “genomic instability” may account for illnesses other than cancer, illnesses so elusive that epidemiology is “powerless” to detect any relationship between their incidence and exposure to radiation (Rob Edwards, New Scientist, vol. 11, Oct. 1997, pp. 37-40).


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            • VanneV anne

              [cont.]
              “• Harm from a single particle: Tom K. Hei and colleagues at Columbia University demonstrated that a single plutonium alpha particle induces mutations in mammal cells. Cells receiving very low doses were more likely to be damaged than destroyed. Replication of these damaged cells constitutes genetic harm, and more such harm per unit dose occurs at very low doses than would occur with higher dose exposures. “These data provide direct evidence that a single alpha particle traversing a nucleus will have a high probability of resulting in a mutation and highlight the need for radiation protection at low doses.” In a follow-up study, they found that “a single alpha particle can induce mutations and chromosome aberrations in [adjacent] cells that received no direct radiation exposure to their DNA” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 94 [Apr. 1997], pp. 3765-3770; and vol. 98 [4 Dec. 2001], pp. 14410-14415)….

              “• Excess cancers among Rocky Flats workers exposed to purportedly safe levels: In 1987 Gregg S. Wilkinson of DOE’s Los Alamos Lab published results of his study showing that some exposed Rocky Flats workers with internal plutonium deposits as low as 5% of DOE’s purportedly safe permissible lifetime body burden developed a variety of cancers in excess of what was normal for workers who had not been exposed (American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 125, no. 2 [1987], pp. 231-250)….”
              http://leroymoore.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/fact-sheet-risk-from-plutonium-in-the-environment-at-rocky-flats/


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        • dharmasyd dharmasyd

          It's okay with me. I'm 79, no living relatives except distant cousins, nothing left to live for except curiosity (about how we might get out of this conundrum) so what the for me. But I do care about ongoing life and generations. And I think that is royalty fouled up at this point. I'm just glad for me that I'm old, and my life is virtually over anyway! I feel sorry for those younger who never got a chance!


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      • sandman

        Just FYI, the refutation of the hot particle inhalation theory in Wikipedia references a discredited senior physicist who not only denies that there is no safe dose of ionizing radiation, but claims that low doses of radiation are good for you (Bernard Cohen, look him up). So, not everything in Wiki is gospel. I’m sure most of it is fairly accurate, though.


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      • Spectrometising

        XDRFox
        I know you are specializing this excercitation only about a single ‘kind’ of hot particle.
        But ‘lest we forget’, here are hot particles that are not as amazingly chemically active as Plutonium like Americium which is not the same in chemical activity. Or Depleted Uranium. These alpha emitters are not as mobile because they are not as chemically active.

        Frankly, quoting science that is 99% funded by the nuke industry is folly.

        Hear ye hear ye, Plutonium is only one ingredient in the multi layered yellow cake.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      I think you are right on this xdrfox.


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  • Japans populations of people who have been exposed to plutonium dust (e.g. people living down-wind )


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    • PattieB PattieB

      YES!… WELL!… that’s a facinating blurb compiled for the sheeple!

      The folks who make this stuff.. and decide on rules for handeling say something a bit different, though:

      http://www.ccnr.org/max_plute_aecb.html


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      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        That's quite accurate (I think), and quite scarey. And, may I comment on the evolution of your avatar…from uniform (business suit)…to sun dress to —what is it–astonaut headgear or self position at the hair salon under a dryer?

        Please don't take offence. I just find the evolution curious and unexplainable. Please correct me and let me know. Thanks.


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    • Spectrometising

      Goodness xdrfox…..Mulder??…hmmmm
      You must have some secret xfile medical reports.
      Please also if you have this info, can you also help to locate the medical information/biography of maybe even *one of the Fukushima 50??
      With or without nosebleeds.


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    • HoTaters

      Just wondering if the article cites “official ICRP approved” study ….

      Kind of wondered about the stats on Plutonium being less lethal than thought ….


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  • PattieB PattieB

    when not hounded by press… anyhow… and no, folks don’t LIVE long enough to die by cancer with plutonium… is why they can say such dreck!


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  • PattieB PattieB

    they just have systemic failures of all different types and DIE!


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  • PattieB PattieB

    it’s the only compound that’s not allowed on trains or planes… and for a very good reason!


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  • PattieB PattieB

    And these figures are what the NTSB is guided by when making rules on transportation of plutonium.

    That’s the facts folks.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    now add the ‘Buckyball issue that allows for real distance transport of such… and the TONS released in Japan… you get the picture?


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  • PattieB PattieB

    What Japan is allowing is classed as “WAR CRIME!”


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  • PattieB PattieB

    AGGREGATION AND TRANSPORT OF FULLERENE NANOPARTICLES

    that work better for you?


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  • PattieB PattieB

    they are common-use called “buckyballs”


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  • PattieB PattieB

    I didn’t coin the stupid term… so sue me! :-P

    lay people don’t gain understanding of either term… and need to look it up, anyhow. Both names get you same search results.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    If you claim such a thing is reason to toss-out what I say… then you best stick to MSM, and go play with the other sheeple.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    It’s the same as claiming that Fukushima has nothing to do with you and your life… as it’s on the other side of the planet.

    Both are sheeple statments.


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  • The immune systems are compromised, subject to many ills that normally the body could overcome !


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    • Spectrometising

      Got it!!…I am off to exhume the compromised immune systems and extrapolate the many ills. I shall return when i am done having another look at the autopsies.
      Call the surgeon general and have him organize a few hearses. Some of them were cremated, so get a few air monitoring stations as well… :-)


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  • PattieB PattieB

    They will find anything besides the true-cause… as it mimics AIDS… but without a biological marker… just a radiological one… so, not one will be a cause-effect related death with fault resting on Tepco, or Gov. policy.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    With plants in “Cold shutdown” is no radiations to harm public.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    Now… step this way to enter the next level of our house of mirrors! Watch that first step! It’s a DOOZIE! ;-P


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  • xdrfox
    February 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm · Reply
    On Radiation Sickness in Japan
    12022012

    From Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog: “The Radiation Mimetic Chemicals and Atomic Radiation”

    What is being reported today among the Fukushima affected civilians is none other than the same metabolic syndrome the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki knew as Bura Bura disease, caused by internalization of radioactive substances. It is a disease of cumulative dose accretion caused by chronic internalization of radioactive flecks. In my opinion.

    There is something occurring in the radiation affected areas of Japan which is very similar to the environment of cities which have been attacked by atomic bombs. It is unlike the experience of Chernobyl in degree. It is the synergy between radiation and chemicals of a particular class. The class of chemicals involved was, at one point in time, called “the radiomimetic chemicals”. The outcome of the synergy is a much greater impact on the health of the afflicted people than would be the case if one or other agent of harm (radioactive material or radiomimetic chemicals) were …

    http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/on-radiation-sickness-in-japan/


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    • Spectrometising

      xdrfox, my total and compete sarcasm/scorn is not really directly at you at all. I am merely expressing the lack/naivete of data, and the frustration of only seeing the tip of a massive iceberg during global warming.. The data you propose is ‘not-good-enough’ until somehow we can start the whole process again.
      A virgin birth if you like.
      Objective and based on unimpeded/unbiased research.
      Not re-inventing the wheel here,
      This wheel was/has not been invented or discovered yet.
      A new frontier//


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      • What-About-The-Kids

        The thyroid cancer "radiation fingerprint" (genetic marker) research findings (reported last May, 2011) done by German scientists who were in fact able to study Chernobyl children thyroid cancer victims and prove the cancer was due to exposure to I-131 from Chernobyl is a highly promising start:

        http://www.research-in-germany.de/69042/2011-05-25-fingerprint-of-radiation-exposure-discovered-in-thyroid-cancer.html

        "This breakthrough is the first time since the reactor accident in 1986 that scientists have been able to discriminate between the cancers caused by the radioactive contamination and those that arise naturally.

        "Prof. Zitzelsberger ascribes the success of this study to the careful collection, documentation and storage of thyroid cancers from the Chernobyl region in the Chernobyl Tissue Bank. He noted that this unique collection of materials made it possible for the team to compare for the first time tumours from children of the same age and regional background. The availability of the genetic marker, according to Prof. Zitzelsberger, will improve both the clinical diagnosis of thyroid cancer and our understanding of how radioactive iodine causes the disease to develop.

        "In future studies funded by EURATOM in the project "EpiRadBio“ the group will extend the study to determine if the genetic fingerprint is able to indicate the level of radiation exposure that is required to cause the cancer."

        @W-A-T-K:

        Chris Busby's Low-Level Radiation Campaign website at one point gave suggestions for the Japanese citizens to track their exposure over time to document it: http://www.llrc.org/

        (P.S. If you've never visited his website, it is packed with tons of excellent info, including a chart he created (scroll way down on the homepage) with EPA data from their website which shows that uranium clearly did make it to the U.S. last March in San Francisco and Seattle, as well as Hawaii, etc…Hmmmm, wonder if was in the form of a Buckyball?)


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  • PattieB PattieB

    The thing is… this is not the same as a bomb blast… a blast gives fallout with remaining post-fission and short-life isotopic quality. Other than the pool of #3 going up in a mostly fizzle-type of criticality blast, we have smoke and steam carried non-expended isotopes. These have long term, long half-life types of fallout. Added to this… is airisolized plutonium!

    It’s Apples / Oranges 2 different things. This is worse by orders of magnitude than if they dropped an actual bomb on it at day 1.


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    • VanneV anne

      The outcome of radiation on a living organism is the same whether a bomb, a cell phone tower, a cell phone, a nuclear power plant. Does it matter if it is bone cancer, or heart disease, or leukemia. Death still results. The more exposure to radiation the faster the death.


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  • Spectrometising

    A good start would be documentation of what happened to the heroes in all this.
    The Fukushima 50.


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  • PattieB PattieB

    Sadly… the Japan Gov types are pushing the thought that these reactors are the same as bomb blast sites. Such sites now have people living there again. It’s just not compareable.


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  • Spectrometising

    xdrfox…mulder if you like…
    You need to get the medical data on those closest to the plant (Fukushima fifty types)
    And work your way out from there.
    If you are astute.
    You will find the data to be missing.


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  • Spectrometising

    OK….
    Here are some clues…
    “Jiji: Japan gov’t picked facilities to treat people with radiation exposure — Fukushima hospitals failed to cope with nuclear victims”
    (They have not even got a central treatment as first response for Nuke victims. This was just announced. A few days ago. :-) )

    Like over ten months later!!

    http://enenews.com/jiji-japan-govt-designated-facilities-treat-people-radiation-exposure-fukushima-hospitals-failed-cope-victims-nuclear-disaster


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  • PattieB PattieB

    In addition to that…? That hospital is only a couple miles from the stupid plant!


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  • PattieB PattieB

    here's that file that explains use of LWR plants to clean PU-239 for re-use. http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/docs/pubs/nea4451-plutonium.pdf

    And here's the listing of PU-239 rods shipment to Tepco with only 30% PU-240 present in the non-MOX type rods. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf39.html


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  • PattieB PattieB

    that use cycle to remove the PU-240's… is the same time-length they been running that reactor between change-outs too. (440 days) Not happy about the long-term transmuted other rods generated #'s. creates 20+ now dirty metal-transmute-radioactive rods. If wasn't any in pool… was some in that core that's outgassing. Np, Am, Cm is the result.


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Help! I've been trapped in an avalanche of unimaginable dimmensions!


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Oh, and I extend my condolences to the man who has lost all his hair (from the chest down) and has endless nosebleeds. Yes, I truly do.


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