Senior Local Official Warns: “It is necessary to provide them with permanent medical treatment” — “Our residents will be plagued by worries about their health” from Fukushima radiation exposure -Kyodo

Published: April 15th, 2012 at 6:57 am ET
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Title: Namie to seek medical fee exemption for all residents | The Japan Times Online
Source: Kyodo
Date: April 15, 2012

The municipal government of Namie, located near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, will request that the government exempt its residents from medical fees, senior officials from the town said Saturday. [...] 

“Our residents will be plagued by worries about their health in the wake of radiation exposure. It is necessary to provide them with permanent medical treatment,” one municipal official warned. [...]

Namie will soon start distributing health handbooks to all of its residents so they can keep meticulous records of the results of health checks, including thyroid exams [...]

The handbooks were apparently modeled on health books distributed to survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. [...]

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Published: April 15th, 2012 at 6:57 am ET
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16 comments to Senior Local Official Warns: “It is necessary to provide them with permanent medical treatment” — “Our residents will be plagued by worries about their health” from Fukushima radiation exposure -Kyodo

  • jec jec

    Let me see..didnt the government/TEPCO say NO danger to health from the radiation? ..NO one should be ill or sick or anything..Slowly and more slowly the actual facts of the situation are becoming clear. Hearts go out to all the many victims, worldwide, who now have to live with the results of TEPCO/Government mistakes. This ALL of us!


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Anyone who understands that this will be shared around the world, will be plagued by worries about their family and their health.


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    We all need to be able to get medical attention, not to just those who can afford it.

    Corporations have a morally responsibility for the public's health, when knowingly they are building such dangerous things.


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    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      Unfortunately these corporations are sociopathic, so they probably consider it a weakness to act out of moral responsibility. Although they're really good at faking it, until something like this happens, and exposes their real nature.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    I think it's time for humanity to put on their big girl underwear and face the facts. Society in general has looked to pills for the remedy to all its ills. Generally, we have appealed to healthcare for a solution to pain, depression, stress, overweight, disfigurement, allergies, and a rainbow of psycho-somatic ailments. The Christian wisdom and belief that held sway in the early part of the last century was that medical interferance with health was less than useless in most all cases. Why does man seek to play the role of God?


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I fear that #4 is TOAST.

    We are all getting too sick, too fast!

    One morning I feel 'we' will wake up to a banner from TEPCO that says, "Sorry we killed you". Because TRULY it will be too late to do anything about it!


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    • hbjon hbjon

      Common law says that the requirement for legal action is to be able to articulate how one was hurt. If the sheeple are kept uninformed and unable to articulate their way out of a wet paper sack, then business will be able to get away with murder. Unfortunately, we are seeing a carefully constructed crime against humanity that is protecting the stock market and corporations. For all I know, everyone here except you SJ and a couple others are shills.


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      • Misitu

        hbjon said on April 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm, " …For all I know, everyone here except you SJ and a couple others are shills."

        - hey what's this all about? bit of a side swipe: who were you hoping to catch?

        There are quite a few contributors who have added a lot of positive insight to the matter under consideration.

        The hallmark of shills is to confuse, to divert, to blanket, in sum, to prevent insight.

        The last sentence spoils your otherwise excellent rant. I really don't understand why it's there.

        Sincerely
        Misitu


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      • hbjon hbjon

        I wish I could scratch that ending part, but I get these thoughts. Sorry to have insulted anyone. Sincerely, Hbjon


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  • StillJill StillJill

    That's nice,….and thank you hbjon for your insight,… impeccable,…I might add! :-)


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