Professor on NHK: Study to help look at what Fukushima’s impact on humans might be 300 years from now (VIDEO)

Published: February 4th, 2012 at 12:55 pm ET


Title: US univ. to monitor wildlife in Fukushima
Source: NHK
Date: Saturday, February 04, 2012 09:35 +0900 (JST)

  • Long-term study on the impact of radiation exposure on wild animals and plants around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
  • From University of South Carolina, led by Professor Timothy Mousseau
  • Will begin the study in Fukushima Prefecture and other areas of Japan in May
  • Team has been studying the impact of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl
  • Its study shows a decrease in the number of birds and insects, as well as abnormalities in animals even in areas with low radiation levels of one to 3 microsieverts per hour
  • Professor Mousseau will visit Fukushima later this month in preparation for the study

Watch the report here

“By looking at these organisms that have much shorter life spans we can actually look at what might happen to human populations 100, 200, 300 years later” -Professor Mousseau

NHK fails to mention the research already conducted by Mousseau in Fukushima that has found:  via The Independent, Feb. 2

Published: February 4th, 2012 at 12:55 pm ET


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22 comments to Professor on NHK: Study to help look at what Fukushima’s impact on humans might be 300 years from now (VIDEO)

  • Al-Chemisto

    “Professor on NHK: Study to help look at what Fukushima’s impact on humans might be 300 years from now”

    Professor Al-Chemisto’s tongue-in-cheek and crying-like-a-baby flippant statement:

    *Oh, you think that humans will be in existence in 300 years?*

  • Sevv Sevv

    300 years is the time after which there should be no more significant amounts of medium-term isotopes (cesium, strontium). Plutonium and uranium will still be there, though they may become chemically inert eventually (through bacteria/other organismes).
    I’m a bit interested in the following questions: How long will a melted core last anyway? As long as there is a reaction in the core it should produce nuclear/hydrogen explosions which would tear the material apart until it is separated and can’t go critical anymore (yeah I’m aware that those 1000 tonnes of fuel will be the end of humankind). Is there an amount of fuel that may produce new isotopes but can’t go boom anymore? Or would possible scenarios be entirely different? Anyone with some insight about this?

  • alexa

    Easy, there will be no impact 300 years from now since there will be no humans then, except maybe a few radioactivity mutants. Any human who survives more than 20 years from now will be extremely lucky.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    SCRUBBING (my) COMMENTS ON BLUE MARBLE? You have got to be kidding me! And yet they left this ARTICLE/ENE there. Go figure.

  • itstomd

    Is it me or does building #3 look like its sinking and collapsing more?

    in addition, it looks to me that #2 and #4 are sinking as well.

    I am going to bet that shortly,the site will be a radioactive soup of all kinds of stuff.

    I have to assume, with such high radation, the “atoms” in the “matter” around the mess are getting destroyed.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Wouldn’t the sinking coriums break the integrity of the foundations?

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      I have also noticed the sinking appearance, so it’s not just you. Plus it makes sense just the weight of the corium and debris could be causing this in addition to earthquakes, weight of water, etc.

  • Try going to a prominent university and googling their nuclear department – it should have an email contact address and send your questions to them. I have done it and it works, though you have to find someone nice who will take some time to write back. At least it will be an authentic answer.

  • or-well

    300-try less, over here:

    I dont know why it’s called Fookoo dreamin,
    but lately I been wakin screamin, seein some
    old Aztec priest with knife obsidian or gold,
    maybe cuz Im gettin cold, at night, and its
    always sunny in the scene, until the bird of
    brilliant plummage starts to screech –
    “TEOTWAKI! Fookoo dying on the beach squawk!”

    I bet someone has named a kitty Fookoo, or a
    guppy or a puppy Nuki, cuz its somethin like
    a fast “slap-rap” ya pay off when yer trapped
    in speech-crime misdemeanor, then yer loose
    an free – anyway, I dont worry or hurry, cuz
    thats how ya walk when yer bones balk, so ya
    go down slow to the empty mall infirmary and
    harmonicate the stumblin TEO-Fookoo blues,
    for the Unemployed and Paintokers, where some
    former Porner has a corner, or there’s out
    behind the bushes in the lot thats not an
    agri-plot yet. Ya figure percents and make
    like bees an get gone, cuz Happytabs dont fix
    STDs, so better save em for tradey in case of
    sick baby. Like they say, theres passions for
    rations round home and its those ya know that burn it slow. Just keep yer lid on so ya
    dont have to learn Campsong –

    free beans and mice an “rehab”, makin a labor
    contribution thats not substitution for a job
    but it keeps the number of unfed dead
    acceptable, and the level of dread in yer head below the threshold where ya need a stick from a Phamafix to keep from screamin.

    Lately I been dreamin when awake, maybe its
    the pain of mistakes we made, but lightin up
    quakeshake dont ease the aches or make the
    dyin any easier to take.

  • arclight arclight

    sounds like a bit of research money is coming his way… if he keeps it shut!! :/

    same as the oceanographic scientists who drafted the begging letter to obama on the 26th jan 2012!!



  • 9 Million Victims From Chernobyl

    Maybe we can draw some conclusions from that disaster?

  • vivvi

    I think a lot lately about what sort of world our grandchildren are inheriting, and what kind of life will they have. This generation should be totally ashamed of itself. In between nuke puke, depraved “entertainment”, monsanto death weeds for food, toxic chemtrails, poisoned fracking water, vaccine genocide and martian death flu made in psycho labs, its hard to imagine that grandchildren will have grandkids of their own. What a completely idiotic species humans are.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    300 years?..this isn’t science fiction…
    This… from a group of people… that don’t have enough forward thinking to keep pipes from freezing…
    What is the effect of this disaster…what are the IMMEDIATE effects…NOW…. 1 year from now…five ..ten …?
    What will Spring bring?….is your hay in your barn radioactive?
    What is the current level of contamination now…air ..water ..soil.?
    300 years from now…? …if humans haven’t destoyed themselves .. they will continue to act like jerks….until they do.
    …history shows… that after centuries.. humans are still morons…

    • Sevv Sevv

      Most intelligent yet dumbest creature on this planet.
      Unfortunately our rationality is still that of an ape (and it will never become better in human time scales). Ironically the so-called “crown of evolution” is probably the only living being that goes extinct because of its own actions.

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        I wouldn’t go so far as to call us ‘intelligent’. We may be clever, but I don’t think we are intelligent. We are killing ourselves and everything else on the fucking planet. This surely means were are far from intelligent.

        • Sevv Sevv

          Well, I thought we were used to not understand words as strict as they’re written down (though usually from the Japanese Government/Tepco) ;).
          We socially/technologically evolved too fast to let our mind keep up with it. In a sense we’re not adapted well enough to a modern world, aren’t we ;)?

        • Bobby1

          A species causing itself to become extinct is too stupid to survive. The cleverness of the species is accompanied by a total lack of wisdom.

  • StillJill StillJill

    It’s like what Heart said the other day, Monkeys are smarter than us BECAUSE they can survive in the wilderness. I say it is BECAUSE they CAN get along, as well as lesser things of course.

    It seems to me the Deadlines will read:

    “Homo Sapiens went extinct BECAUSE they were too stupid to know they were being murdered.”