Radio: Japan Professor moved family out of country after finding radioactivity levels contradicting official claims it was safe — “Gov’t doesn’t want anyone to talk about radiation from Fukushima” (AUDIO)

Published: October 5th, 2013 at 7:02 am ET


Title: Linda Moulton Howe Interview
Source: Art Bell’s Dark Matter
Date: Oct. 3, 2013

At 12:30 in

Linda Moulton Howe, investigative journalist (Recipient of 3 regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and a Station Peabody award): That professor who stays in touch me, he moved his wife and his children from Japan to Australia because he was taking a radiation monitor around his yard and school where his young children played, and he was finding enough above background that was contradicting what the Japanese government was saying was safe X miles away from Fukushima. […]

The professor has said to me, “This is a country in which everything always goes to politeness. No one talks to family about cancer or sickness, and the government does not want anyone to talk about the radiation from Fukushima.” […] Now we’re talking about a contradiction between what is a political policy, and what is the reality of a few people there who are trying to get data to the rest of us on the outside. […]

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Published: October 5th, 2013 at 7:02 am ET


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42 comments to Radio: Japan Professor moved family out of country after finding radioactivity levels contradicting official claims it was safe — “Gov’t doesn’t want anyone to talk about radiation from Fukushima” (AUDIO)

  • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

    It is important to measure activity at ground level. In several cases, I have noticed that the readings might seem acceptable when the meter is held at chest or waist level; but measuring near the ground, you get figures close to, or exceeding, 1 μSv/h. That is clearly contaminated ground. Yet you will see children playing, people walking, in city areas; normal farming out in the country. … How can that not impact the wider population? True, at waist level, it is less conspicuous, you might be holding a phone, whereas people will feel uncomfortable if they see you kneeling down with your Geiger. But I feel it is now not a matter of nice behaviour, but a matter of life and death.

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      chest or waist? the younger the child, the closer to the ground…

      • weeman

        Don't forget about the vertically challenged?
        Japanese sleep on the floor, they should raise the level they sleep, simple but fairly effective to lower exposure level, less is best.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          That might help a bit.. but then (for the farmers in Fukushima)'s off to walk dusty paths to work in fields of soil..breathing deeply in as the work goes on..then back home down the dusty path…n dusty clothing..all contaminated with radiation.
          The same again… the next day and the next.
          Until..they and that which they love..die.

    • bo bo

      Are you in Japan Tepcosievert?

      • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

        Yes. I even went to Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture, last spring, and found the situation as I described above.

        • bo bo

          Thank you for the update. Stay safe. (Were you the one who uploaded the koriyama measurements on YouTube? If so, great work, and many thanks)

          • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

            No, bo, I didn't make any videos but I am glad some people did, because the city of Koriyama is in a dire situation and the world has to be alerted.

        • pure water

          Your observations are valuable and give the idea how radiation deposits in the dust with time. That`s why windy weather sometimes can be as dangerous as rain.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The professor moved and didn't wait for a dose of Christian evangelism?

    ""Japan has a Christian remnant that is less than 1% of the entire population. Because of Buddhism and Shintoism, many do not even understand the concept of the One True God. By and large they aren't what we would call 'anti-Christian.' They just don't understand the faith," Graham, the grandson of famous evangelist Billy Graham, told the Christian Post"
    Oct.4 2013

    Christians understand one true God?.
    Then why don't they understand that people worship one God in different ways?

    What's with the false hope?

    Heretics and charlatans abound..

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      look out heart…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Off topic to this thread. Introducing an off topic subject to detract from the serious topic of nuclear energy and its devastation of the planet looks like the person is more interested in preaching or trolling rather than discussing nuclear energy. Attacking others' beliefs is an attack on those who are trying to shut down all the nuclear power plants on the globe. Those who want to attack should find another website.

      In the off-topic thread, I noticed Heart, that you are on the side of those who want to shut down the government. All those representative of the House who are shutting down the government are also against any regulation of the energy sector and are avidly pro-nuke and avidly pro Yucca Mountain and refuse to accept any safeguards to protect the environment. Also, advocating a third party without specifying a platform isn't an agenda that will shut down all nuclear power plants.

      Hard to see what your priorities are when you mimic trolling behavior and you forget the comment rules of this site.

      Please use the off-topic thread in the future and refrain from attacking the bloggers on this website.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Yes..this will be the last conversation of this type here..
        These conversationas are best to other forums.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Yes..Philosophical ideas..and personal thoughts are best quieter more reflective forums.
          Admit it..Anne..I helped build this place.

    • …speaking from personal perspective my bet is on radioactive nucleides …..

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Hot R – Your opinion is just as valid as anyone elses. All of ours are. And your also entitled to state it here if you wish. All of us can. Anne can just STFU and let people speak their minds.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Quoted from the info. below the submit comment click:

        "Before clicking 'Submit Comment', please make sure it's: 1) On-Topic – This includes off-topic political, religious, or other such comments; 2) Relevant; 3) Not repetitive; 4) Not insulting, rude or hateful – No personal attacks"

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          There is a pertinent religious element to nuclear. It actually comes in many forms. One is that if people in control of funding, political power and behind the scenes business have an evangelical belief, they may think that Jesus will save them at the time of rapture. They may think the second coming of Jesus will decontaminate the earth from radionuclide contamination by his spiritual power.

          This is not far fetched. Congress remains majority Protestant (56%)
          Catholics are second with 533 members
          Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Mormons each make up a greater percentage of the members of Congress than of all U.S. adults. That means that religious ideology is pervasive in the government power structure. The outreach to the public through churches and ministers is absolutely enormous. If these folks are pronukers, there is no chance of fighting this by turning around the minds of their followers

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Protestants are the evangelical sector of Christianity. They have a mansion…C street center…which holds regular meetings with politicians and government heads around the world. Their influence reaches to the pentagon, CIA and supposedly every recent president has secretive meetings at C Street. It would be difficult to overestimate the influence of this group.


            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              its on topic to reiterate that religious ideology has a huge bearing on nuclear. Who thinks that Muslims would readily consider using nuclear warfare because of religious jihad? In fact there is a large danger in religious doctrine because they all ascribe to beliefs outside of the limits of science, and usually contain some idea that adherents will be miraculously saved at the final hour. Such persons would be less likely to to consider the seriousness of global ecological disaster brought by nuclear, because they believe a paradise is waiting for them, either here or another planet (mormon), or some version of heaven.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                This is not the general nuclear thread. Religion is even not allowed on the off topic thread. If you have comments about the professor who is the topic of this thread, then share them. Otherwise, you are alienating and rendering unpalatable this website to people who come for information about Fukushima.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  sorry anne, the religious help or hindrance to ending nuclear will be carried on at the general discussion thread

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            your remarks have nothing to do with the news topic of this thread. Off topic one more time.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Why?..I am I about to be jumped here for having an understanding of other
    Why ..because I believe we all don't live in separate bubbles..the Universe being whole and complete?
    Because I believe in the myriad of all things as the evident wishes of the Creator..(works well in science as well)?
    This myriad providing for all things..all peoples,tongues and tastes.
    Why? Because I believe it is too late for organized religion to be effective..yet caution the against the new global faith..that is going to be TPTB?

    Why?.. because I chose purpose opposed to promised salvation?

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      well, yes. You know how it is…

      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        …but you had a go at the christians, and that can spell trouble around here…

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          YES..but I do try to have a go at all major religions..
          As they fail to bring truth to the people.
          I find it amazing..humbling and frightening..also…OT..LOL.

    • MichaelV MichaelV

      Belief is not reality.

      I get the cxn between the chimpanzee and it's gun.

      Do you think the Earth, and Cosmos, knew we were coming?

      DNA was on planet before humans…
      …who wrote and debugged that script?

      Fukushima spells the end of NPPs

      Forget Using Knowledge Under Spurius Hope In Machina Atomica

  • Religions come and religions go I believe…..well I believe…….
    this thread is here to talk about a smart man who wouldn't listen to his criminal government and bucked the trend to save his children and said Yes! the Emperor wears no clothes. Can we just stay on topic?

    • or-well

      Hmmm. Belief…

      It's esoteric and atmospheric!
      It's radioactive and nuclidic,
      worshipped by Nukists who see themselves Mystics,
      who, when opposed, go into hysterics
      saying "Listen to us! We are the Clerics
      who keep Nuclear Faith and Nuclear Relics
      all perfectly safe, and like all good Zealots
      we have the Truth and we're here to sell it
      as you can't really see, hear, taste or smell it
      so just take our word and convert to Atomics!"

      Well anyway, no, J-Gov doesn't want anyone talking rads unless it's to say "below acceptable levels". No spreading Sad Spirit Rumor!

      Unfortunately, moving simply isn't an option for most.
      What the heck is the topic here? Lies? Coverup?
      The power of ordinary people with geiger counters taking readings and posting results on Youtube? Getting the truth out there?

      Or is it murdering children by coercing their parents into remaining in or returning to the Contaminated Zones?

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    F U K U S H I M A
    O S N S P O O A G
    R I O I U T N C A
    G N W N R I H I
    E G L G I Z I N
    T E O I N
    D U N E
    G S G S

  • We Not They Finally

    Anne, your words make sense. Heart, why hog credit? A LOT of people "built this place" and you're hardly the only one with "heart" or roses," much less "God."

    It just gets exasperating when people do counter-productive things that hurt a whole nation and then act all self-righteous about it. That's sometimes what people react to.

    On the humorous side, me, I can refrain from comments about the ____s who shut down the government just because whatever my husband and I may want to do to John B. is unprintable…..(!)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is what I said..
    "Admit it..Anne..I helped build this place."

    Why are my opinions trolling..when others aren't?

  • ftlt

    Those who were in or had the power to resist the nuclear scourge are the first to flee as usual…

    They will bring their reactionary and privileged ideas here or to other lands

    FUFU is a political question first and foremost…

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    M E L T D O W N . I S . B E Y O N D . R E M E D Y

    There never was a procedure to deal with meltdowns.

    Ignorant, and criminal, is what that is.

  • Sickputer

    The professor moved his family to Australia, but did he stay in Japan?

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Fukushima is is just one more class war…radiating the masses and denying them the truth. Only the people with money have the information. We are all expendable otherwise Nuclear would have been shut down long ago.

    We cannot afford the luxury of fighting among ourselves as long as there are psychopaths who insist nuclear is safe. We are not separate we are all one, and we must unite against the common enemy: Greed/Nukes

    The real issue are being poisoned, and suffering endless wars so the rich become richer.