U.S. Physician: Of course Fukushima contamination will impact our health, “This is random murder” — TV: Scientists say it’s suicidal for gov’t to allow residents to live near radiation hotspots by plant (VIDEO)

Published: November 17th, 2013 at 11:20 pm ET
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RT, Nov. 16, 2013:

Alexey Yaroshevsky, RT: Just 10 km from the [Fukushima] nuclear power station […] the Japanese government [decided] to allow the people to return to their homes. But scientists say that’s suicidal because radiation migrates and because it exists in hotspots scattered all across the area.

Yosuke Yamashiki, Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability: In the hotspots, there is a huge amount of radioactive material is concentrated and stored. It is almost impossible to find out all the hotspots to check them, or remove all the radioactive contaminated material from their houses.

Yaroshevsky: The radiation meter went berserk, even from a considerable distance [away from a disposal area in Fukushima]. Imagine our surprise when we found similar levels in an area which had never been included in the no-go zone. I’ve traveled to the Chernobyl exclusion more than a dozen times and this was probably the scariest episode when we put a radiation meter on the ground on a layer of moss more 800 microroentgens per hour. That is 40 times more than the normal human radiation level. Here 60 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the radiation are certainly less than that. This is close to the average level of the ghost town of Pripyat of the no-go zone. Only one exception, the place where I’m at right , more than 10,000 people are currently leaving.

Watch the broadcast here

Interview with Janette Sherman, M.D., specialist in internal medicine and toxicology, worked at the Atomic Energy Commission and U.S. Navy Radiation Defense Laboratory, Nov. 4, 2013 (at 9:00 in): Of course it’s going to have an impact on our health. It’s not just Alaska, it’s already been detected off the coast of California […] All of this is done without informed consent. And so when you go back to John Gofman, we know that this is random murder, because we don’t know who’s going to be contaminated […] We have the Northern Hemisphere essentially being subjected to a massive experiment.

Full interview available here

Published: November 17th, 2013 at 11:20 pm ET
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35 comments to U.S. Physician: Of course Fukushima contamination will impact our health, “This is random murder” — TV: Scientists say it’s suicidal for gov’t to allow residents to live near radiation hotspots by plant (VIDEO)

  • Mack Mack

    The radio host, Harvey Wasserman, said:

    "All our oceans are going to be too radioactive for even swimming…"

    http://prn.fm/2013/11/green-power-wellness-110413/

    • Mack Mack

      @ 23:50 in

      Joseph Mangano = in the 9 months following Fukushima, an additional 14,000 to 22,000 deaths occurred for all ages. Awaiting final numbers but saw an unusual increase in 2011 after years of decreases. http://prn.fm/?powerpress_pinw=7479-podcast

    • pattersonp

      All the bodies of water in my area are all polluted to the point I cannot swim in them comfortably without e-coli issues any day of the year.

      Water contamination/pollution is nothing new.

      Wasserman is pure sensationalism.

      • Socrates

        Wasserman helped get SONGS shut down. You should thank him. He has been at the anti-nuclear game for thirty years. You have been nuclear for how many? He is a professor.

        You can express opinions without attacking others. It makes you look better to attack the basis of the opinion. Bias may be shown. That's fair game. But the attack on the basis of an opinion makes you look good. You can show lack of qualifications or experience if yours is better – unless you are a lawyer and your expert is better qualified.

        Just sayin' no offense intended. Your ideas may indeed be right but when you personally attack friends of mine it makes me want to defend them. I prefer to talk ideas.

      • flatsville

        Wassermann did more to publicize the the illnesses of those contaminated by TMI than anyone. He went into it a reporter for Rolling Stone and came out the other end an activist based on what he saw and heard.

        He's been in the trenches a long time and became pivotal to the anti-nuke movement.

        At worst he suffers from hyperbole on occasion as do we all.

      • You mean this Wassermann?

        Problems With Nuclear Bombs, Satellites And Weapons In Space; via @AGreenRoad
        http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/nuclear-bombs-satellites-and-weapons-in.html

    • pattersonp

      How does the pool/building hold 91 tonnes of cask?

      I don't understand why they thought it would be a good idea to load that much more weight in??? proves more and more how stupid and silly nuclear fuel generaton/spent fuel storage is.

      a cask that heavy and its only holding 17 assemblies at a time and will take a week to fill up and trasnfer to common fuel pool.

      it seems like they all all the rest of the fuel in one place so it can go wrong all at once. this is madness to load it into ANOTHER Pool located ON GROUND LEVEL!

  • kintaman kintaman

    Exactly right, this is a Russian roulette scenario for everyone. Only those living closer to the affected areas and consuming seafood or food closer to Fukushima Daiichi have many more bullets in their gun.

    WHY, WHY, WHY are those responsible for this crime not yet arrested and sent to work at Fukushima Daiichi for life? They should have ALL their assets stripped from them and given to the victims. This is the only true justice.

  • Jebus Jebus

    US Food and Administration
    Protecting and Promoting <i>Your</i> Health

    Radionuclides

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm2006789.htm

    FDA/ORA CPG 7119.14
    Sec. 560.750 Guidance Levels for Radionuclides in Domestic and Imported Foods (CPG 7119.14)

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm078331.htm

    Supporting Document for Guidance Levels for Radionuclides in Domestic and Imported Foods

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm078341.htm

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    This is just the current nuclear disaster. They've happened before, and will again. Problem is allowing nuclear technology in the first place …allowing it to exist.

    • pattersonp

      No one 'allowed' it to exist. military industrial complex created it in a lab, and that's where it should have stayed.

      no one wants nuclear war except those brainwashed to believe its actually a solution to human-made problems.

      • Jebus Jebus

        MAD

        Mutually Assured Destruction is a Psychopaths answer to Peace on Earth…

        • Socrates

          Russian roulette for all of humanity. Better dead than red. They never figured out how to use nukes on jihadists. They wasted trillions of dollars but gave us the peaceful atom despite what Einstein told 'em. Now we have Fukushima instead of the Cuban missile crisis just to keep us on edge.

          Jebus, what's wrong with them?

  • Jebus Jebus


    Hey, how's that Toxic Pacific Partnership gonna work when there's nothing viable left to trade?

    Does it just mean that were all in this together?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Its all going to be shit and very soon… 🙁 Symptoms of the ongoing radiation contamination disease are now everywhere…RAIDS!

  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima, USA west coast food contamination

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XE7ihIoROU#t=23

  • Socrates

    Arnie Gundersen likes Steven Wing as an epidemiologist because he is more conservative than Joe Mangano. Steven Wing wrote great studies on TMI. But Sherman and Mangano are not afraid to show the correlations – they throw the data up there and if there is a pattern – it is what is.

    Insurance companies use this method in underwriting. For example, unrelated persons living in the same households will experience higher numbers and amounts of claims.

    If you read the Wikipedia article on epidemiology, you will see some of the controversies in epidemiology. One of those is establishing exactly what the dose is, and whether low dose exposurr to radiation is the cause of morbidity and mortality -scientifically the cause. That determination must be made first based on toxicology, according to the conservative view. Another controversy is whether the incidence of signature disease is sufficient rather than mortality.

    Ernest Sternglass pioneered the liberal school of epidemiology. The tooth fairy studies, etc. Thanks to the liberal school, we eliminated above-ground testing.

    • Kassandra

      Well said.

      Other important debates concern internal v external exposure and bio-accumulation in organs.

      In my research I learned that strontium and cesium can bio-accumulate in the brain's calcium ion channels. Strontium is especially likely to be stored in the brain when calcium deficiencies exist.

      This is one way radionuclides destroy cognitive functions.

      The current dose-models grossly under estimate range and severity of effects,

      Night all

      • Socrates

        The nuclear powers ignore internal routes of administration.

        The Northern Hemisphere is a massive experiment.

        The analogy is always to an x-ray, an external source. That is for convenience of industry but ignores that fact that we eat, breathe and drink isotopes – even on the skin.

        it's all bullshit. Flying across the country is not the same as ingesting poisonous isotopes. Continuous low dose exposure from strontium 90 goes into the bone marrow and affects bllod cell production.

        Exposure to an infant or unborn is way worse.

        Cesium goes to muscle or heart tissues, including conduction nodes of the heart.

        I am unaware of brain exposure but that makes perfect sense.

        The evidence is in the Center for Disease control. Unusual increases in certain diseases will manifest. Think smoking tobacco or asbestos. Eventually, the correlations will become more evident. The cover up will be exposed as the evidence mounts.

        Indian Point might be shut down. Oster Creek, Diablo Canyon – the list goes on. It is too expensive to take appropriate precautions. Obama wants more reactors on the Gulf coast.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's HOMICIDAL on the part of the government..to allow the people to move back into the evacuates area.
    It is only suicidal on the part of the people..if they move back knowing the danger.
    What about the one's that believe..the government and TEPCO?…it's murder.

    Mercy on those that go back..because they have no other place to go.

    • allmymarbles

      What everyone seems to forget is that there is no way that Japan can relocate the tens of millions of people currently living in contaminated zones. That is the main reason that they are lying to their people and to the world. There is no way to save these people. Do you know of any country willing to take on some millions of ill Japanese? And no one will even whisper that this is the end of Japan.

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        correct allmymarbles. I'd add that regardless of time-line, as Japan goes (and adjacent countries), so goes the rest of the planet. Now…where's my remote…Doctor Who fiftieth…on tonight…

  • via i know March 31, 2014

    Please comment on this article. So far only nuclear industry reps have commented on it and the other side of the story needs to be told.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/nuclear-607540-diablo-health.html

  • Child Leukemia, Breast, Thyroid Cancer Rates Increase RADICALLY Near Nuclear Power Plants; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/child-leukemia-breast-thyroid-cancer.html