Report: 75% of Fukushima’s 300,000 children going to schools so contaminated they would be radiation control areas in nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Published: September 20th, 2011 at 5:35 pm ET


Hartmann: A Fukushima survivor reveals all, The Big Picture RT, September 20, 2011:

At 1:30 in

Aileen Mioko SMITH, Green Action in Kyoto, Japan: There are 300,000 children living in Fukushima… About 75% of children are going to schools that are so contaminated that they would be radiation control areas in nuclear power plants, where individuals under 18 not legally allowed. The radiation levels are very high.

h/t Ociffer Dave



Published: September 20th, 2011 at 5:35 pm ET


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44 comments to Report: 75% of Fukushima’s 300,000 children going to schools so contaminated they would be radiation control areas in nuclear plants (VIDEO)

  • Kevin Kevin

    I posted this video last night on ENENEWS new beta post option but it was not posted.

    Its Busby talking about the challenge facing children in the region and what he is trying to do about it. He asks for help. SO I suggest you view video it is found here.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      It only goes to show that a government, any government, no matter how advanced and democratic it may appear to be, is controlled by moneyed interests at the expence of everyone else. How in gods name can they poison their own children. If I lived in Japan and owned a gun…….

      • Clocka

        Actually the only private people who can ‘own’ guns in Japan are members of the yakuza.

        They make sure the establishment is safe and sound and people cannot kill them at will.

        Before WWII Japanese ministers were regularly killed by anarchists, communists and fascists; two Prime Ministers were shot, and during the 1936 right-wing coup attempt several key ministers and one ex-PM were killed in their homes by firebrand fascist soldiers.

        (Believe or not, those who led Japan during WWII actually belonged to the more ‘benign’ faction of the military. The hotheads, which were purged after the 1936 coup attempt, wanted an outright annexation of China and most of Asia just for good measure.)

        So, after the war, Japan set up elaborated systems to prevent a murder of the high and mighty by a mere commoner, and the systems seem to be working very well now.

  • Blown Camaro

    As levels radiation levels rise, the Japanese government simply raises permissable levels. They can do this, BECAUSE THEY WRITE THE RULES. It is so morally wrong what they are doing. It is the ultimate evil and is genocide.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima’s neighbors lobby in U.S. against nuclear energy
    By Paul Courson, CNN
    updated 6:51 PM EST, Tue September 20, 2011

    • Anthony Anthony

      ****”I come from Fukushima,” said Sachiko Sato, a farmer, who traveled with two of her children to Washington. “Radiation affects this absolutely unchanged scenery, but it’s still very much there.”

      Her English wasn’t perfect, but her fears came through clearly at a news conference Tuesday as she suggested that the Japanese government arbitrarily raised contamination standards to limit the payment of relocation money.

      Sato’s farm is in an area that no longer qualifies for assistance under relaxed measurements. She asked rhetorically, “Did they think the ability of people to sustain radiation became better after the accident?”

      Two of her children, both teenagers, told of being frightened that they were exposed to radiation that could cause health problems in years to come.****

  • ocifferdave

    In the video linked above (video on page not working for me, but working at one of the guests points out that on German television they are still covering the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and Australia too, whereas in the USA they are not. We know this, but it is nice to hear it mentioned on the news (RT ftw).

    • Finch Finch

      There is a much broader discussion ongoing in Germay/Austria/Switzerland. I don’t hear very much from GB and France, as they are strong NPP-Players. Czechia wants to install 10 NPP instead , but this is more a extortion to receive enough MONEY from the EU.As you know, Siemens will withdraw from NPP Engineering, they have been allied with AREVA, we cannot even imagine what is going on behind the curtains right now. They all know that the Mark 1 design is faulty, so they will be VERY busy right now. I have several sources of German speaking media links, but I don’t think they are of relevance within an English blog.- or forum?

  • Yesterday,they detected 1.38uSv/h in Tokyo university.

    Also,in Fukushima city,they detected 400,000Bq/kg from the dust in the street ditch.
    It’s 30uSv/h in front of Fukushima station.
    As seeing people live as if nothing is going on,I can’t help calling it madness.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Mohammad II
      You too. Posted same frigging place.
      Hope you guys dont mind. I know you dont.
      You guys are COOLER THAN A DEEP FREEZE!

  • SteveMT

    Genocide is the worst crime against humanity. Why the Japanese government is so hellbent on joining the likes of Chairman Mao and Hitler is difficult to explain. Saving the future of Japan should have been the number one priority six months ago as it should be now, especially with an other big typhoon on the way.
    Logic 101 is lacking.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    “Chris Busby’s new video should be listened to several times. Whole body counting does not measure hot particles. Cesium 137 went into the heart muscle and destroyed the conduction nodes that regulate the heartbeat. Superficia­l measuremen­t does not accurately measure the internal Cesium levels. “We already know what is going to happen…” says Busby (from studying Chernobyl)­. More people have been exposed at Fukushima says Busby.

    We can measure the radionucli­des with simple filters by using “independe­nt” testing by “independe­nt” labs. Then we can remove the children from proven dangerous areas. Busby is measuring the air taken in by filters and has warned the Japanese.

    Busby believes that the Japanese government is trying to “dust up” the South of Japan to remove a “control” group. He recommends stable calcium to block the ingress of these substances­.

    More at HP about what he’s doing to combat this.

  • History Channel – ROCKETDYNE

    Nov 14, 2006
    World’s 1st nuclear meltdown in 1959 in Simi Valley, CA. Story covered by The History Channel.

    • ocifferdave

      I remember that story. It’s a good one.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Wrong! The 1st nuclear meltdown was at Windscale, UK, 10 October 1957. It is on the NW coast of England. It used to produce plutonium for bombs. I have been there many times protesting. They have since renamed it Sellafield and it also used to produce MOX for shipment overseas. They called the accident a “fire,” but witnessses actually saw molten uranium from the reactor ‘pile.’ It was a level 5 supposedly, but all the info on that very widespread contamination has been distorted by the industry, just like always:

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Here’s another list:
      Calendar of Nuclear Accidents

      Under October
      “10-1957: Three tonnes of uranium catch fire at the Windscale reprocessing plant (now Sellafield UK)”

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Under November
        “9-1955: Core meltdown at EBR fast breeder reactor (USA)”

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Under December,
        “12-1952: World’s first major nuclear reactor disaster, Chalk River experimental reactor (Canada)”

        • Arizonan Arizonan

          Anne, your meltdown is first….Chalk River Dec 12, 1952…did it actually melt?

          BTW, Thanks for the sources you provided on the other link, about the vertical shafts. I didn’t mean for you to work so hard…I thought it would just be a link, but thank you.

          • Arizonan Arizonan

            1952 Chalk River First Meltdown
            This one seems to win the prize so far for the earliest meltdown of a reactor core…unless anyone can find an earlier one. Thanks, Anne! Problem then sounds a lot like Fukushima actually, on a smaller scale:
            “Chalk River was also the site of two nuclear accidents in the 1950s. The first incident occurred in 1952, when there was a power surge and partial loss of coolant in the NRX reactor which resulted in significant damage to the core. The control-rods could not be lowered into the core, because of mechanical problems and human errors. Three rods did not reach their destiny, and were taken out again by accident. The fuel-rods were overheated, resulting in a meltdown. The reactor and the reactor-building were seriously damaged by hydrogen-explosions. The seal of the reactor-vessel was blown up four feet. In the cellar of the building some 4.500 tons of radioactive water was found. This water was dumped in ditches around 1600 meters from the border of the Ottawa River. During this accident some 10.000 curie or 370 TBq was released.[3] Future U.S. president Jimmy Carter, then a U.S. Navy officer, was part of the clean up crew.[4][5] Two years later the reactor was in use again.[6]

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            The list of accidents is really horrible. I think it may be longer if you search for military nuclear accidents.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            Then there are the uranium mining accidents….

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Not a meltdown, but…
      CHELYABINSK : The Most Contaminated Spot on the Planet
      “In the late 1940’s, about 80 kilometers north of the city of Chelyabinsk, an atomic weapons complex called “Mayak” was built….
      “The people of the area have suffered no less than three nuclear disasters: For over six years, the Mayak complex systematically dumped radioactive waste into the Techa River, the only source of water for the 24 villages which lined its banks.The four largest of those villages were never evacuated, and only recently have the authorities revealed to the population why they strung barbed wire along the banks of the river some 35 years ago.Russian doctors who study radiation sickness in the area estimate that those living along the Techa River received an average of four times more radiation than the Chernobyl victims.
      “In 1957, the area suffered its next calamity when the cooling system of a radioactive waste containment unit malfunctioned and exploded.The explosion spewed some 20 million curies of radioactivity into the atmosphere.About two million curies spread throughout the region, exposing 270,000 people to as much radiation as the Chernobyl victims….
      “The third disaster came ten years later.The Mayak complex had been using Lake Karachay as a dumping basin for its radioactive waste since 1951.In 1967, a drought reduced the water level of the lake, and gale-force winds spread the radioactive dust throughout twenty-five thousand square kilometers, further…

    Seeing as the IAEA mentioned bomb fallout re the Fukushma Plutonium
    By nuclearhistory
    let’s taker a closer look at that. To quote from the IAEA:

    “March 29, 2011

    Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log
    Updates of 28 March 2011

    Staff Report
    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Update (28 March, 23:00 UTC)

    Japan Confirms Plutonium in Soil Samples at Fukushima Daiichi.

    After taking soil samples at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese authorities today confirmed finding traces of plutonium that most likely resulted from the nuclear accident there. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told the IAEA that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had found concentrations of plutonium in two of five soil samples.

    Traces of plutonium are not uncommon in soil because they were deposited worldwide during the atmospheric nuclear testing era. However, the isotopic composition of the plutonium found at Fukushima Daiichi suggests the material came from the reactor site, according to TEPCO officials. Still, the quantity of plutonium found does not exceed background levels tracked by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology over the past 30 years.”


    Now let’s have a look at what Linus Pauling says about plutonium:

    “Wasserman and…

    • BTW>>>
      Who ever voted to truncate comments is an asshat.

        Re-criticality at Fukushima reactors
        September 21, 2011 by nuclearhistory
        In Progress:

        Part of Shukan Playboy in Japan

        … Indeed, there are some inexplicable numbers reported on the air radiation levels by the government agencies. That is, a big rise in the radiation levels from late July to mid August. Dr. Yoyo Hinuma, who has published papers on the net about the seriousness of the situation since the beginning of the accident in March, explains.


        “I think there was a recriticality in which the melted fuel started a chain reaction again in one of the reactors at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and that the largest amount of radioactive materials since April was released from the plant. It may have happened twice. The first was between July 28 and 31. The second was between August 19 and 21. That the large amount of radioactive materials were released can be clearly seen in the radiation survey data in Tokyo and Yokohama City, where it is suspected that the announced radiation levels are lower than the actual levels. So it’s a scientific fact.”


      • Sickputer

        Yes… It can bite at times.. If your post looks longer than 250 words then before you Submit either copy to memory or put it in ansi Text editor like Notepad for copy and paste use. That’s good advice that I forget on occasion. 😉

  • arclight arclight

    well done rt! hartman and guests ….. a refreshing news article…laced with truth….whatever next?

  • maaa

    I can’t believe the media is that stupid. OBVIOUSLY global warming is happening. Take my country for instance. When I young, the average highest temperatures was around 32-33. But today it has become 33-35. And the surrounding environment looks smoky, most likely from car exhaust or other gas pollutants. Global warming is a fact! Huge chunks of ice melting away in the antarctic is not FAKE!

  • roxy

    Dude! Rainwater was once considered the purest form of water, ought to feel sorry for all those naturalists who have no idea about fukushima and the persistence on rainwater contamination, coming from The clouds above,
    Rain water was the holy cow for many, oh geez I used to love my rain water tank up in the hills! Hoho!
    But hey since, I heard the reading from toadmac I think it was after he tested the rainwater with a Geiger, it’s made me think twice, even in Australia we are no longer safe to be drinking the purest form of water, so heavens above, help us lord almighty!

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    No, this meltdown was first:* November 29, 1955 – Idaho, USA – Partial meltdown * Operator error led to a partial core meltdown in the experimental EBR-I breeder reactor, resulting in temporarily elevated radioactivity levels in the reactor building and necessitating significant repair.[8][9] See:

  • john lh john lh

    Dear all,

    The Chinese MSM report from Tokyo, it said that Japan Gov. will left the ban to enter 20-30KM evacuate zone, the Japanese Minster told press,local governments has rebuild plan to clean those containment area.

    What the hell is happening in Japan…

  • plastic_daruma

    Dutch media are not reporting anything about the Fukusshima desaster. They are just as bought bij the nuclear lobby as their american counterparts. They write about it like its already over and no reports about allowed radiation levels higher than Chernobyl… Its a deep shame…

  • To restrict a segment of the population to such hardship is unthinkable in an evolved culture.