Most Japanese worried about radiation poisoning from nuclear meltdown at Fukushima

Published: June 2nd, 2011 at 1:37 am ET
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Most Japanese Worried About Radiation Poisoning, Poll Shows, Bloomberg, June 1, 2011:

Fifty-nine percent of Japanese adults worry that they or a family member have been contaminated by radiation from a nuclear reactor meltdown triggered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, a survey found. [...]

Published: June 2nd, 2011 at 1:37 am ET
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19 comments to Most Japanese worried about radiation poisoning from nuclear meltdown at Fukushima

    • SteveMT

      “And the other 41% were wrong”…and also brain dead.

      I don’t believe these government numbers. If they are correct, then there is not hope. The results should have been 98% were worried and the other 2% had Alzheimer’s Dementia and could not comprehend the question.


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  • batista

    The battle is lost, the poor and subsidy dependent communities are ready to accept the dangers in the name of subsidies and easy cash flow.


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  • Fallout Man!

    Only 59% worried about contamination? Wow, that’s tragic. They already have a low birth rate, one wonders whether this will be a turning point for Japan. The beginning of the end. Being positive can be good, but believing a nice lie can be fatal. The nuke industry has a lot of nice lies.


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  • After the Chernobyl Report of the health consequences for all life by A. Yablokov et al, the citizens must build a similar heroic committed doctor, citizen effort in tracking professionally the Fukushima radiation to the consequences(preferable that this is done worldwide following the precautionary princip). It is unfortunately possible that close to the Fukushima quake location another great quake may occur between 12 June and 26 August this year(2011) based on past information on such quakes occuring in the same year. The people and the nuke authorities and leaders world over must take precautionary measures as well. See
    http://predictingquakes.blogspot.com/
    These comments are made in good faith to make us all be prepared.


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  • Here in Kansai, from my non-scientific point of view, most people–locals and expats–don’t seem to care about Fukushima and its ionizing radiation. Some of the older folks are in near violent denial about what’s spewing out of the pride of TEPCO and GE. Ask them the question, “Are you worried about Fukushima’s radiation?” and the immediate, loud and forceful response is “No, not at all!”

    Many haven’t even reached the stage of denial because they haven’t really understood that there is a problem somewhere north of Tokyo.

    I’ve been hoping to see huge Japanese anti-nuke demonstrations in the wake of this ongoing catastrophe, but the only sizable protests that I’m aware of have taken place in Germany and Switzerland, two countries that have taken the lead in creating a post-nuclear world. This previous sentence, of course, assumes there will be a world that we can live in, when the Fukushima genie is finally put back in its lamp. Whenever that will be…


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    • Bread+Butter

      Hi,thank you for your message! I’m very interested in Hearing First hand Info from locals. Do you Know if there are japanese anti-nuclear blogs or forums available in English?
      I’d love to get in Touch with them.
      All the Best, take care


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    • fjn

      I do not think this genie is going back into the bottle. They have been roundly criticized by many knowledgeable people from around the world. They should have immediately proceeded to bury the reactors in order to limit the radiation exposure. But they were more worried about their stock prices then humanity. They were trying to save their investment. Now it is too late the core has almost left the buildings. There is no means to moderate it or cool it. If just one of those units starts blowing steam from the ground water it will take the other plants and all the fuel rods with it. This is a slow motion train wreck. While people are standing around telling themselves every thing is just fine three reactors are boring into the ground under their feet.


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  • Gerry Hiles

    I knew, from the start, that this is FAR worse than Chernobyl.

    I do not need to elaborate my reasons for knowing this, because many others have done this.

    I opine that this is an extinction event that (if any) intelligent life-forms on this planet will try to figure out.


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    • sp00k

      http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/fukushima-radiation-soft-kill-operation.html

      “The Population Reduction Agenda



      Why haven’t the Fukushima reactors been buried a half-mile deep in concrete and sand? Perhaps it is because radiation is one of the “elites” favorite methods of depopulation. The globalists favor using depleted uranium weapons on Third World countries they are conquering, sending travelers through airport naked body scanners, and encouraging medical-related radiation exposures that cause cancer. Radiation sickness and deaths occur over time, not immediately. Therefore, these are soft-kill technologies that allow for plausible deniability; most of the victims will not know why or how they develop cancer or other health issues.”

      etc

      ad nauseum

      Umm, dare I say…

      >>> WAKE UP <<<

      or did George Carlin already tell you that?

      ~20 years ago, FFS!

      Check this out:-
      http://preparator.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/japan-tsunami-reactor-gallery/


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      • radegan

        Don’t worry – Japan has fast-tracked two new anti-radiation drugs – amazingly just in time, what prescience, eh?


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        • SteveMT

          Wow! This is very reminiscent of the supposed flu outbreaks in which the vaccine was already pre-prepared and ready to use…for a price…and was later proven to be ineffective as all flu vaccines have proven to be.

          “Problem, Reaction, Solution!” maniac, control freaks are the real problem. I know a great solution!


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  • Gerry Hiles

    “in some maybe future” … as I meant to include.


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  • batista

    I read today on Google news how addicted people in the communities of Towns are to the comforts created by the nuke industry.
    I ‘m also dependent in to a NPP for running my comp…
    But if ther is a plot of the elite to lemiminate redundant populations scaling back energy consumption and shutting down the NPPs would also be an option.


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    • Obviously this is not an option! Because living energy is infinitely superior to NPPs. Enjoyment of living energy is at a power flow of the order of 1000 megawatts per square kilometer, multi input multi output, whereas NPPs do not deliver any energy to society ouside of the nuclear industry. NPPs are an infinite liability compared to life which non-clonally reproduce.
      It is modern civilisation which is the cause of the population explosion. See
      http://indiapopulation.blogspot.com/


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    • sp00k

      @batista

      “I ‘m also dependent in to a NPP for running my comp…”

      Why? A small investment in solar or wind power, depending on your location, would do that & your lights.

      Sheesh!


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  • SteveMT

    Fukushima Prefecture now has a “whole-body counter.” They will start checking internal radiation exposure, but only 10 people per day. Why so few? Does it take about 2 hours per person to obtain the final result?

    Fukushima to check internal radiation exposure
    Thursday, June 02, 2011 16:28 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_27.html


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  • It’s the age old trick of create the crisis, and just happen to be right there with the (seeming) solution. Like good Old Rahm Emmanual said, “Never let a GOOD crisis go to waste” Bet he wishes he could rewind to that day, huh? It will go down in history with, “Read my lips, no new taxes”, and, “It depends what ‘is’ is”!


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