Residents’ urine now radioactive, measuring at least 3 millisieverts in all 15 people tested

Published: June 26th, 2011 at 5:51 pm ET


Residents’ urine now radioactive Fukushima, Kyodo, June 27, 2011:

More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday.

Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has been releasing radioactive material into the environment since the week of March 11 […]

[T]wo rounds of tests on each resident [were conducted] in early and late May, taking urine samples from 15 people between 4 and 77.

Radioactive cesium was found both times in each resident. […]

Published: June 26th, 2011 at 5:51 pm ET


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40 comments to Residents’ urine now radioactive, measuring at least 3 millisieverts in all 15 people tested

  • cossack55

    3msv is certainly enough to piss me off.

    • Also: “The data indicate accumulated external exposure was between 4.9 and 13.5 millisieverts, putting the grand total between 4.9 to 14.2 millisieverts over about two months, they said.”

      So, these reported numbers (which may in truth be much higher, as we all know) are saying that some people have had close to 1/3rd the annual legal dose of radiation for a nuclear plant worker (50 mSv in “non-emergency” times).

      Also, they have had the almost 1/3rd nuclear worker dose in only “about two months” – meaning that they are on track for close to double the international “consensus” maximum for a nuclear planet worker within their first year.

      None of this is even taking into account the exposure from “internal emitters” either, which these people would have plenty of with those levels of external exposure! The internal exposure will inevitably magnify the coming health problems of these people many, many times over, as is what happens with ingested ionising radiation.

      These people need to leave. NOW. Though, the tragedy may well be that it is already much too late.

      • milk and cheese milk and cheese

        If the readings are taken from their urine, it’s from internal emitters, and it is too late for them. Comparing this with the radiation workers’ external doses is inaccurate and insulting. I am sorry for these poor people, but they should have gotten away from there as soon as the accident happened.

        • Rerun of Chernobyl several in series making the synergistic effect exponential of no of chernobyls. So many Phds so many Management degree holders so many richly paid govt servants so many univ professors for what after tHREE mILE iSLAND? make mODERN cIVILISATION change fast you practitioners of such an extinction event played synergistically. Hope people will read on a mass emergency basis and bring nukes to a halt and use the inefficiently used other tyoes of power to cool the monsters and mothball them in sarcopahges fast. In the meanwhile try and close down dams which cater to the needs of inefficiency in the use of the final delivered goods and services…Reforest on a war footing… the work of fifty years could be done in five or less-in this internet age…The poisons lasting 100 million years can be made to last just 300 years? NOW? Answer NOW.With data and examples of proof for independent people to verify NOW.

  • dodge

    No medical background, don’t know how significant these numbers are, but do know that while the test were over 6 weeks ago, these numbers will be higher, probably at least twice as high. So sad to think of these good folks with so few options, hope that there is some good news coming soon for Japan and our worlds environment.

  • Rica E

    It really sucks that there is no recourse or protocols for holding people responsible so those in control over the situation have let it get this far. Even in terrible wars there are international laws at least something to uphold justice!

  • Granny M

    What? Ya gotta send your pee to a nuke waste dump, or keep it ’til TEPCO builds its Pee Decontamination System??

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      The instructions for a ‘clean catch’ have been rendered obsolete.

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      Remember too that sewage treatment plants often dump the sludge into the water…and the sewage is also used for making concrete.

  • Bioacumulation at 3 uSv/hr…

    I wonder what their internal dose rate is…

  • SamsuLevin

    If you live in conterminated areas – if you breath, eat and drink radiated air, food and water – if you get in touch with conterminated soil daily – what they´re going to find in your body?
    …in your blood, in your cells in your pee?
    Did they expected to find healthy structures?
    I really wonder if they think we are as stupid!

  • Lee Binder

    I feel really sorry for the population. I also hope this gaga chick returns with highly radioactive body fluids ….

  • Darth

    Didn’t they just measure the whole body count recently as being 3 millisieverts. Like Wacomagroove notes – it is the internal exposure that will add up because that is an ongoing exposure you cannot get away from. It is an endless airplane flight exposure.

    These people are being barbequed from the inside out.

  • SteveMT

    Urination is the end of the line. If the end of the line is contaminated, then everything before that point, which is indeed everything, is also contaminated.

    Why are these one month old results now being released? What took so long? Why were these people not being tested sooner than May, and what are their readings now? People were tested between the ages of 4 and 77 years old. Could these “testers” have literally “sat” on significant amounts radiation in a 4 year old for one month and done nothing?

    These are questions that deserve answers in a real world, not the reality that we have been currently experiencing. In the name of humanity, where are these people’s souls and hearts?

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    There is nothing anyone can do. Internal radiation is forever. These people are doomed.

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    and ask not for whom the toilet bowls…we will all be exposed to the internal radiation too if we have not already been.

  • shaktasna999

    Wow the denial rate is very high. Simply put if Japanese citizens are having urine troubles now America will probably have them in two months (if they aren’t having them now and just aren’t aware of it.)

    People with small kids, elders, grandkids, or pregnant folk in their families please get a clue. Stop with the pride, misplaced anger, and burying of the heads in sand.

    It’s time to make serious noise with ALL of the governments.

    If Japan can bury this story and let people get ill and die in silence-you can bet America won’t even think twice.

  • fuckyoushima

    what does the first sentence mean?

    concentrations are in becquerels per liter or curies per liter for fluids, perhaps sieverts per hour, but not sieverts!

    so if i took a waterproof geiger counter and submerged it in their urine, it would read 3msv… per hour? no way. calling bullshit.

    either way, if they are pissing satan’s metabolites, they are eating satan’s food.

    japan is a nuclear wasteland.

    as a biomedical engineer and medical doctor, i have to say that tritium is a problem, tritiated water must be converted into hydrogen gas, which is then separated isotopically somehow. not a commercial process. if we get tritium in any meaningful levels here in the states, the defense will have to be an internal one against low energy beta particles. melatonin comes to mind.

    this is out of control.

    (hepa. reverse osmosis. polimaster pm1208/terra mks05)

    • tony wilson

      this is out of control.

      no my friend just a bigger version of 911
      new yorks building 7 controlled demolition.
      this is a script and we are only a couple of scenes in..
      wait for the fun to start.
      this shit was happening 1 day after.

      • fuckyoushima

        powerful video.

        this may be a script, but humans don’t cause the sun to rise, and cant control particles in the air. at some point you just gotta say that the dumb fuck sociopaths in charge fucked up too good for words.

        the bankers are a very shrewd group of history students to be sure.

        but stealing worthless paper and resultant transient control over human labor and resources is no recipe for survival as much as it is for ire.

        evolution (disentropy) is the process of creating order in a progressively disordered universe (entropy).

        activation energies destabilize, but the products in the end are more stable than before.

        we are living through the activation energy, so to become a product before others, is to make it through the reaction.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Who will test us?

    • Jebus Jebus

      You mean our urine, cause I’d like to give someone my urine right now!
      I feel that I’m being tested to my limit already!

  • maaa

    Radioactive iodine was logged as high as 3.2 millisieverts in six people in the first survey, but none was found in the second survey. What about plutonium and the rest?

  • Novamind

    I Wonder what other body fluids would test out to be?

  • SSky

    (Tokyo AP) gimjonghyeon East Correspondent = Japanese government is purchasing seafood from earthquake affected areas and provideding free of charge to developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America .

    Nihongeizai 26 days and, according to the newspaper, the Japanese government recovery and reconstruction of earthquake affected areas to assist the Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds as leverage Iwate Miyagi, Fukushima, Tohoku, etc. (东北) in canned foods, such as mackerel, saury and purchase of aquatic products will offer to developing countries.

    World Food Programme (WFP) commissioned tests on the safety of radioactive materials hwakinhandwi Fukushima (福岛) nuclear accident in Japan since the regulation of food imports and support to developing countries.

    To this end, the Japanese government in the third supplementary budget from 4000 to 5000 million yen (approximately 54 to 67 billion won) decided to include in the budget.

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