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Mayor: “We are definitely suffering from radiation exposure in our bodies” and want health care — Just 2% of Fukushima residents have had radiation testing by gov’t

Published: May 25th, 2012 at 2:46 pm ET
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Subscription Only: Fukushima municipalities forced to go it alone on radiation testing
AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
May 24, 2012

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a shortage of machines to carry out the checks means that thousands of people are still waiting for reassurance.

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Many others have struggled to get tests. The Fukushima prefectural government started WBC checks in June 2011, focusing mainly on evacuees. However, the prefecture had to ask them to travel to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s office in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture and other distant facilities with the appropriate equipment.

In late 2011, it introduced a fleet of vehicle-mounted WBCs that has now increased to six, and by the end of March 2012, a total of 32,000 people, or about 2 percent of the prefecture’s population, had received the prefectural WBC checkups.

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“We, the Namie town government, bought a WBC by ourselves because the central government is late in dealing with this health issue. We are definitely suffering from radiation exposure in our bodies, and we want to implement appropriate health checkups for our residents,” [Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba] said.

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In order to measure radiation levels in human bodies accurately, radiation levels in the surrounding environment should be low, but the radiation level in Nihonmatsu city ranges from 0.1 to 0.5 microsievert per hour.

“That level is not low. But we were unable to secure an appropriate place,” said a Namie town government official.

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Published: May 25th, 2012 at 2:46 pm ET
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9 comments to Mayor: “We are definitely suffering from radiation exposure in our bodies” and want health care — Just 2% of Fukushima residents have had radiation testing by gov’t

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    In order to measure radiation levels in human bodies accurately, radiation levels in the surrounding environment should be low, but the radiation level in Nihonmatsu city ranges from 0.1 to 0.5 microsievert per hour.

    “That level is not low. But we were unable to secure an appropriate place,” said a Namie town government official

    ~That is why the debris has been burned all over the country…as Dr Busby said…

    GENOCIDE IN JAPAN!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzD6euNvC8


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Dr. Blaylock MD – How To Protect Yourself From Nuclear Radiation; via A Green Road Blog
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/nuclear-radiation-dr-blaylock-md-how-to.html


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  • markww markww

    TO MAYOR IN JAPAN I HAVE 4 RADIATION DETECTORS THAT THEY USED IN THE CIVIL DEFENSE. ALL THE UNITS LOOK GOOD BUT THE CAPACITORS NEED TO BE CHANGED OUT ALL UNITS TEST OK BUT AS TO READINGS THESE UNITS NEED WORK.

    THERE IS A BUSINESS IN DALLAS TEXAS THAT WORKS ON THEN BUT I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE REPAIRS.MAYBE IF YOU CALLED THEM FROM JAPAN AND WORKED SOMETHING OUT WITH THE BUSINESS I CAN SHIP THEM FOR REPAIRS OR SEND THEM TO YOU IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT CAN REPAIR CV-700'S AND CV 715'S MARK IN HOUSTON TEXAS


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  • Unconscionable. Rad exposure studies, jet streams and protection protocols
    http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/forum/index.php/board,24.0.html


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  • arclight arclight

    trom the who report on fukushima 2012

    Box 5. Survey of 2 million Fukushima prefecture residents

    "it includes external exposure pathways which in
    these locations are the major contributors to the effective dose, and it excludes the internal exposure
    pathways (inhalation and ingestion) which are less
    relevant in these locations.."

    "…Effective doses and equivalent doses to the thyroid have been estimated for three age
    groups: 1-year-old infants, 10-year-old children, and adults. These age groups were chosen to enable the characterization of the radiological impact on younger and more sensitive populations. The estimated doses are those received by a characteristic person living in the region or location of interest, and are mostly reported as bands of one order of magnitude, providing a level of accuracy commensurate with the preliminary nature of the assessment….

    [and this... arc]

    ….The bands do not indicate the range of doses in the population in the area, which would have required distributions of input data not available to the panel within the time frame of this assessment"

    i couldn't find the paragraph but i remember reading that the doses for the children would not be available for a few weeks and this above paragraph supports that statement to a degree.. anyone remember reading same article?

    they hurried! why??

    the thyroid dose impact in the who report uses algorithmic formula and little on the ground (suspicious?), hands on…


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  • arclight arclight

    "In order to measure radiation levels in human bodies accurately, radiation levels in the surrounding environment should be low, but the radiation level in Nihonmatsu city ranges from 0.1 to 0.5 microsievert per hour.

    “That level is not low. But we were unable to secure an appropriate place,” said a Namie town government official."

    A good hepa filtered building with concrete structure walls should reduce the reading to 0.02 mcSv/h at the very least.. and they can use ionising dust attraction units.. smoke and mirrors!


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  • arclight arclight

    "“Cesium has decreased for most of the people because it has passed out of the body in the form of urine or other substances. As for those whose radiation levels rose, there could be influences from food taken by them.

    It is necessary to continue to have checkups, including tests on food,” said Masaharu Tsubokura, a doctor at Minami-Soma City General Hospital, who was in charge of the WBC checkups for Minami-Soma residents."

    glad to see the kids diet is being highlighted and there contamination is largely reducing.. but the above paragraph highlights the need for a comprehensive budget put in place for INDEPENDENT monitoring.. its not good enough with safecast struggling to chase mobile fallout hot spots, themselves being chased by the iaea to make sure that the overaveraged and non informative monitoring procedures are done with equipment and techniques that miss the worst..

    present monitoring has been corrupted by stagnation and ingrained censorship of all things nuclear..


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