UN official back from Fukushima exposes nuclear cover-up: “Large number of different cancers and other diseases” after Chernobyl are not reported — Tells Japan to pay attention (AUDIO)

Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 8:44 am ET


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Title: UN special rapporteur Anand Grover discusses his trip to Japan
Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Author: Richard Ewart
Date: Dec. 3, 2012

Transcript Excerpts

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health Anand Grover, after 11 days in Japan: Some of the people are of the opinion that the only issue is thyroid cancer amongst children.

There have been a number of reports that show that there are other cancers; they have not actually been linked to the Chernobyl disaster because, as you know, there was a clamp down of information that made it impossible linking them up in the first years after Chernobyl.

But there are a large number of cancer and other diseases.

Moreover, there’s been independent studies that shows there’s no threshold limit for what is known as a dose of ionizing radiation and the link to cancer and other diseases. […]

You have to understand that the majority of the people in the nuclear world, as it were, do have a very narrow position on Chernobyl, so that has actually dominated the discourse.

“I stressed that they should have an open-ended understanding of Chernobyl and not narrow” -Anand Grover

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Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 8:44 am ET


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14 comments to UN official back from Fukushima exposes nuclear cover-up: “Large number of different cancers and other diseases” after Chernobyl are not reported — Tells Japan to pay attention (AUDIO)

  • Mack Mack

    "Although he welcomed ongoing health checks for Fukushima's 2 million people, Mr Grover said they needed to be extended because the impact of the radiation went far beyond Fukushima's borders."

    NOTE: "the radiation went FAR BEYOND Fukushima's borders"


    • Good eye Mack, I caught that too.

      Except, they use past tense. It should be changed to reflect what is really happening: the impact of the radiation extends far beyond Fukushima's borders in terms of ambient radiation and will be further spread through multiple transport vectors – such as rice, tea and other foods, human transport -the soles of shoes, wind (Jet Stream), rain, snow, mist, fog, ocean water and spray, used cars, insects and pollen [fill in others that I haven't thought of].

      Human effects cannot reliably be reported by industry insiders and must be relegated to responsible professionals in the fields of medicine and epidemiology.

      Effects will be multiplied through fish, animal, plant and human biomagnification and biomultiplication. The entire northern hemisphere continues to be affected with transfer to the southern hemisphere proceeding more quickly than originally predicted.

      And so on …

      Is this the same article?


    • aigeezer aigeezer

      The impact, not the radiation itself – whatever that is code for in Mr. Grover's world.

  • dosdos dosdos

    The nuclear industry workers will claim that there is a limit, because that is what the nuclear executives have had drilled into their heads time and time again. If the truth of the matter were known by the ranks and files in the nuclear industry, there would be no ranks and files.

    I have seen firsthand what small amounts of radiation can do to the human body, starting with reproduction at the lowest levels of exposure. As it increases in exposure, other organs become affected, and cancer becomes an ever increasing risk. Most of the nuclear workers are terribly surprised when they become affected, because they have been told constantly that no harm comes at low levels, and they perpetuate the lies to the public until the reality strikes them years later. What I have heard repeatedly is "We didn't know."

    • There's another mantra that tends to get repeated by the commonsensically-challenged too: there's nothing you can do.

      Yes there is.

      Stay out of the rain.

      Leave Japan.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road

    Radioactive Xenon Gas; Dangerous And Lung Cancer Causing Isotope; via A Green Road

  • "…and other diseases."

    Yes, and there are lots of them.
    Some known and OTHERS yet to be discovered or properly linked.

    We have entered the Age of Fallout.
    It's no longer just a game on X-box.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The horrid nuclear reactors must be outlawed. All of them, forever.

    • Yes, dare we repeat – they also double as nuclear weapons factories:

      Obama: Terrorists Doing All They Can to Get Nuclear Materials
      Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-4)

      In any case, if Obama is looking for nuclear terrorists, he need look no further than TEPCO and their ilk.

      If he's looking for those who are covering it up, he need look no further than his own government, specifically the Dept. of Offense [the one that masquerades as The Dept. of Defense], the DOE and their minions (e.g. dear Hillary).

      We can also add in the Canadian Government – the one whose policies are governed largely by the Israeli security establishment and encourages militarism and apartheid. (See Naomi Klein's book: Shock Doctrine, Disaster Capitalism).

      • The 2005 United Nations International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism defines the crime of nuclear terrorism as follows:

        Article 2

        1. Any person commits an offence within the meaning of this Convention if that person unlawfully and intentionally: (a) Possesses radioactive material or makes or possesses a device:

        (i) With the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury; or
        (ii) With the intent to cause substantial damage to property or to the environment;
        (b) Uses in any way radioactive material or a device, or uses or damages a nuclear facility in a manner which releases or risks the release of radioactive material:
        (i) With the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury; or
        (ii) With the intent to cause substantial damage to property or to the environment; or
        (iii) With the intent to compel a natural or legal person, an international organization or a State to do or refrain from doing an act.


        Well, if the glove fits ….

        They're certainly doing it with intent.

  • ftlt

    Mr Glover probably won't be working for the UN much longer.. If he keeps making statements like this..

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Maybe there are a few chinks and holes the armor of the nuclear industry, which is made up of lots of hot air, pro nuclear apologists, and false data created by bogus computer 'models' or 'estimates', not on actual radiation monitor readings.

  • Mack Mack


    The 'Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization' released a new video showing the radiation dispersed from Fukushima


    • Their expert states…

      "…the levels of radioactivity detected were not considered harmful to humans. It's a million times lower than what would be harmful."

      The video was originally uploaded in March of 2012.
      I would call this criminal.

      🙂 Nice graphic though along with a sexy announcer voice.

      Same video, except on youtube.