Spike in number of US sailors dying after Fukushima radiation exposure — Now over 400 veterans suffering serious illnesses — Former Japan Prime Minister breaks down crying, “This can’t be ignored any longer… The number of sick people is increasing and their symptoms are worsening” (VIDEOS)

Published: June 8th, 2016 at 7:47 am ET


Kyodo, May 19, 2016: Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has thrown his support behind a group of former U.S. sailors suing the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant… Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Carlsbad, California, with some of the plaintiffs, Koizumi said, “Those who gave their all to assist Japan are now suffering from serious illness… I learned that the number of sick people is still increasing, and their symptoms are worsening,” he told the news conference… According to lawyers for the group, seven of its members have died so far, including some from leukemia [Three deaths had been reported as of last July].

Asahi Shimbun, May 19, 2016: Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi broke down in tears as he made an emotional plea of support for U.S. Navy sailors beset by health problems… More than 400 veterans who were part of a mission called Operation Tomodachi… filed a mass lawsuit in California against [TEPCO]. They are seeking compensation and an explanation for their health problems… Koizumi said: “U.S. military personnel who did their utmost in providing relief are now suffering from serious illnesses. We cannot ignore the situation.” Apparently overcome with emotion, Koizumi started crying… Theodore Holcomb [was] diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He died in 2014 at age 35. The Department of Veterans Affairs later cut off a study into the causal relationship between his exposure to radiation and his illness… Ron Wright, 26, worked on the deck [and] developed a swelling of the testicles and underwent surgery four times… A military doctor told him there was no relationship between his illness and exposure to radiation.

CBS San Diego, May 18, 2016: Sick sailors meet with Japan’s former prime minister… The USS Reagan sailed through a nuclear plume and crews had to spend hours decontaminating the vessel. Sailors now say they are suffering from radiation exposure. “Honestly, I just want to feel better,” said Chad Holt, who served on the USS Ronald Reagan… “A lot of people, they can’t physically see something wrong with you. They think there is nothing wrong with you. That is not the case what we are living with on a daily basis,” said Daniel Hair, who is now retired from the Navy… “I realized this is something that can’t be skipped over, can’t be ignored any longer. The three claims of being safe, cheap and clean were all lies,” [Koizumi] said.

NBC San Diego, May 18, 2016: Many of the sailors say doctors refused to connect their illnesses with the radiation exposure. “You have to experience it,” said William Zeller. “You have to experience the doctor telling you to your face. You have to experience the years of pain when everyone tells you ‘You know you’re fine.’”… “I realize this is not something that can be just skipped over and can’t be ignored any longer,” [Koizumi] said. “Everyone played a role in not shedding more light on this problem…” Koizumi said… The sailors’ attorney said they have won their case against Tokyo Electric Power Company twice, however the company has appealed the judge’s decisions. It is still unclear how exactly the sailors will be compensated…

San Diego Union Tribune, May 17, 2016: Koizumi [said] he believes the service members’ illnesses, reported to include leukemia and tumors, were caused by the 2011 exposure, despite U.S. government findings to the contrary… Koizumi said the Japanese government and [TEPCO] should support the radiation-exposed U.S troops financially and “across the board.”

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Published: June 8th, 2016 at 7:47 am ET


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  • harv33021

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  • TEPCO has been caught in lies. TEPCO has no idea how to manage ongoing, uncontrollable fission underground – NOBODY does. IAEA has given TEPCO pats on the back and attaboy accolades all along when nobody really knew, or knows, what they were doing. People have died due to Fukushima radiation while Abe thumps media into silence about critical events, like ongoing fission events and increased emissions. Spreading lies and radiation that will remain lethal long after humanity has died off or turned into radiation zombies, pale, blind, and stupid.

    Global leadership are corrupt, indecent, and not worthy of their current positions. They and their media liars ought be removed and never allowed to ply their trade again.

    South America ought be the world's "bread basket" as California was once, but, global trade agreements keep them from becoming great.

    Good luck to all. Eat more fermented food and move far from fallout zones.

  • GreenRenew GreenRenew

    Our wonderful government (sarc) cuts off a study investigating the link between radiation and their illnesses. Oh please. Give me a break. . Well, perhaps like the rest of us, they feel no study is needed because the link is not only obvious but is causal. Who in the Gov't is blocking support? Are they getting $$ from the nuclear industry? Sickening.

  • swelling of organs is too causally relatable. swelling to enormous sizes of hands, feet, organs. will dig around for link.

    the end of one documentary comes to mind, a sailor's hands…

  • buckboard buckboard

    Over FIVE years now since this destruction of the Mother Earth. What a shame, whats in the future for our future generations. Politics, that's taken over the news. North Korea, China, Russia, and nothing about Fukushima. The mob has done a great job keeping this under wraps. So now what people. Number four will go down and there is nothing we, ( the world ) will do about it. So, So sad. I have read thousands of comments and posted till FaceBook now will not ever post my posts. LOL, sorry its not funny. To think about what has happened in the last one hundred years and to think what is going to happen in the next one hundred years. So sad.

  • seems like TepCo may be trying a page from the old Exxon/Dow playbook, trying to wait out the liability through interminable litigation…

    rude. Thank you, Mr. Koizumi, sir, for throwing the weight of the respect you command into this matter.

  • Nick

    "Cunningham writes that transcribed conversations obtained through the Freedom of Information Act feature naval officials who acknowledge that even while 100 miles away from Fukushima, the Reagan’s readings “compared to just normal background [are] about 30 times what you would detect just on a normal air sample out to sea.”

    On the nuclear-powered carrier “all of our continuous monitors alarmed at the same level, at this value. And then we took portable air samples on the flight deck and got the same value,” the transcript says.
    Serious fallout was also apparently found on helicopters coming back from relief missions. One unnamed U.S. government expert is quoted in the Japan Focus article as saying:

    At 100 meters away it (the helicopter) was reading 4 sieverts per hour. That is an astronomical number and it told me, what that number means to me, a trained person, is there is no water on the reactor cores and they are just melting down, there is nothing containing the release of radioactivity. It is an unmitigated, unshielded number. (Confidential communication, Sept. 17, 2012)."


    • 4 Sv at 100m distance? holy sh*t.

      • HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? check this out:

        (from Wikipedia: "The Inverse-Square Law"

        "In physics, an inverse-square law is any physical law stating that a specified physical quantity or intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of that physical quantity. The fundamental cause for this can be understood as geometric dilution corresponding to point-source radiation into three-dimensional space (see diagram). Mathematically formulated (excuse the placeholding periods please):


        It can also be mathematically expressed as:
        ……………………………………… Intensity1 distance2^2
        ………………………………………. ––––––––– = –––––––––
        ……………………………………….. Intensity 2 distance1^2

        or as the formulation of a costant quality:

        ………………………… Intensity1 *distance1^2=Intensity2 *distance2^2

        The divergence of a vector field which is the resultant of radial inverse-square law fields with respect to one or more sources is everywhere proportional to the strength of the local sources, and hence zero outside sources. Newton's law of universal gravitation follows an inverse-square law, as do the effects of electric, magnetic, light, sound, and radiation phenomena."

        this means that if it was 4 Sv from 100 m away,


        excuse me, is…

      • According to sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan, they were actually much closer to shore. And, sigh, they had the added threat of radiation in their drinking water which was derived from the ocean – ingestion of rad isotopes is far worse than just being exposed.

    • Jebus Jebus

      High levels of contamination were trapped in the oil coolers of the choppers turbines. Volumes of the intake air goes through them. I remember the articles describing the techs having to change them out. I only wonder what other cumulative crevices inside those turbines read.

      The point is, as I believe code said about point sources earlier, those choppers turbines became a point sources in and of themselves with contamination levels giving readings like that.

      I also wonder if 4 sieverts was max scale and was the reason for the initial redundancy in their surveys of the situation.

  • Nick

    "The fuel in Units 1 through 3 was quickly melting down. The fuel in Unit 4 had been offloaded to the spent fuel pool – which was located above the reactor itself – due to a planned refueling. By March 15 explosions had blown the roofs off and the walls out of all four reactor buildings and radiation was spewing into the air.

    There was no power to circulate water in any of these buildings, so the Japanese had to improvise. They borrowed high powered pumping trucks from the Americans and poured water onto the buildings, let it run through the spent fuel pool and reactors, and out the bottom, where it flowed into the ocean. All the while, however, the Tokyo Electric Power Company and the Japanese government sought to minimize the radiological disaster. TEPCO would declare there was little or no radiation when, in fact, contamination was high and out of control.


  • Nick

    There have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident, but over 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes to ensure this. Government nervousness delays the return of many.
    Official figures show that there have been well over 1000 deaths from maintaining the evacuation, in contrast to little risk from radiation if early return had been allowed."
    (updated 4/16)

  • Nick

    "No one will die from Fukushima radiation, there will be no increased cancer rates, the food supply is not contaminated, the ocean nearby is not contaminated, most of the people can move back into their homes, and most of the other nuclear plants in Japan can start up just fine."


    Forbes is a tool.

  • Nick

    ". Decommissioning is going to require 30 years or more, and the company needs to continue its involvement with the area. Residents have not yet reached the point of understanding and forgiving TEPCO, but the company’s willingness to face the situation squarely and meet the people face to face has gradually been recognized."


    Fukushima is decommissioning itself.

    Fissionaries of the world are all denialists.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Gregory Jaczko, former head of the NRC, is on record stating it will take 200 years or possibly longer, to remediate the FDNPP. That is, he said, if it can ever be cleaned up. He didn't sound too optimistic when he commented on the cleanup efforts.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Quote from the article for which you provided the link, Nick:

      'The two cases share the common point that an entire municipality was forced to evacuate. What’s different, though, is the concern about radiation, about which people have various opinions. It is true, however, that radiation, low-level as it was, did affect the Fukushima area.;

      " … radiation, low-level as it was …."

      Liar, liar, pants on fire!

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog


    I found the comments here to be interesting. This one:

    Chronic Pain Coop • 3 months ago

    Even sailors who joined the 7th Fleet immediately after Operation Tomodachi say they were affected. "I was on board the USS Germantown," said former sailor Thomas McCants, who joined the 7th Fleet as a gunner's mate right after the Japanese mission of mercy.

    But McCants says rather than sending him to a doctor or doing any medical tests, the Navy sent him to a psychologist and then offered an honorable discharge, which he took. "I felt like a total failure," McCants said.

    But McCants' symptoms continued to worsen, and after a civilian doctor took blood tests, he had a diagnosis: chronic myeloid leukemia or CML. McCants says the doctor's first question was if he'd ever been exposed to massive amounts of radiation. His answer? "The only time that I have ever had a chance of being exposed to radiation in my entire life is from Japan."



    • do me a favor (and by extension, many others i am sure), define your acronyms. yes of course they may be researched, but by not doing so you appear to be divisive, dividing the 'in' crowd of those who understand from the rest. in other contexts this is a benign move, even a sign of wit or intelligence, but that is not the case when something so central to what brings us all here is being discussed.

      and it is especially not the case after quoting from a source many here consider to itself be a 'bender' of truth to suit agenda. i think it a safe wager that most enenewsers who do not think of 'hiroshimasyndrome.com' in this light have no familiarity with the site

      of course a majority viewpoint is no proof of correctness. but there is a reason few here would favor information from that site, that makes me wonder why you recommend it:

      most of the readership here at Energy News is anti-nuke.

      just sayin.'

      (or did i miss the sarcasm and make a fool of myself?)


      • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog


        Speaking for myself, I often post pro-nuke sites in an effort to educate concerning sources of misinformation. "Know your enemy."

        Not to butt in where I shouldn't- but I must say I read Nicks posts almost daily and he has a very long record of being anti-nuke. So do his parents.

        The site in question is a great place to source lies as he pointed out.

      • razzz razzz

        I agree with female faust, you should spell out any acronyms. I repeat the basics in my posts, only for new readers that might be reading for the first time. Even SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) seems esoteric to many let alone abbreviated radioactive elements. Since there is no glossary on a sidebar within these pages, people have to go look up what they don't understand. Could be time consuming if everything is written like a tweet.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          I agree with you female faust also. But Nick is ATA, so we give him a free pass. But NEKWTHHTA, so I have requested the same. If one continues SIA well, its irritating at best and FUITC at worst. I think YKWIM….thats you know what I mean

    • nick, as you may see below, i realize my error (& my lack of memory too) and i apologize.

    • never mind memory; continuity. i am really sorry. and i have some acronyms to look up. hope i didn't offend too badly with my ignorance of context.

      • Nick

        "Pas de souci!"

        oops..now you'll have to translate. 🙂

      • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

        Very nice of you! Your accountability is commendable and does not go unnoticed! Like I said recently most here are aware of the world around them- outside of themselves. Thank you for being you and reminding me of my own humanness by giving me a chance to relate to you and your experience! Onwards comrades!

  • Sol Man

    MSM is all on board to report that any symptomatic health condition that likely points to radiation issues is anything but that.

    A dark grey cloud hangs over our future.

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  • Sol Man

    Birth rates will further decrease. Death rates will increase.
    Check various countries. This is happening.


  • Does anyone else here still watch the Fukushima cams?

    The ice wall appears to have failed. Visible atmospheric emissions keep getting worse.

    Conditions look quite bad.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    There is only 1 forward deployed nuclear carrier in the US fleet and its home port is in Tokyo. Can anybody guess which one it is? I guess that they can't have the Reagan contaminating other ports.
    I also heard somewhere that they brought in the USS Reagan close to Fukushima in an emergency attempt to use their nuclear power plants to provide electricity for plant so yeah they got hit hard. Sailors were reporting they were 2 miles away from Fukushima while the navy insist they were a 100 miles away.

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      Sailors claim they were close enough to see the buildings of FDNPP.


      "… The Reagan was dispatched to take part in relief efforts, arriving the next day. Navy officials say the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier stayed at least 100 nautical miles away from the damaged plant, but many sailors have disputed the Navy’s accounting, saying they were so close that they could see the plant.

      The Navy has acknowledged that the Reagan passed through a plume of radiation. Navy images showed sailors with their faces covered, scrubbing the deck of the Reagan with soap and water as a precautionary measure afterward. The Reagan and sailors stayed off the coast of Japan for several weeks to aid their Japanese allies. …"

      • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

        and from the comments:


        Zomglawlz • 3 months ago

        I can tell you that we were much closer than the DoD says we were. I recall standing on he smoke deck and being able to see he land and some structures.

        Everyone admits there was contamination that blew out to sea, as well as contaminated sea water. Well, what do people think we bathed in and used for cooking and drinking?

        Seriously, I wish people would take off the blinders and see what was really going on.

        Do I regret helping the Japanese people? No. But I certainly regret the way our government agencies are denying why so many of us are ill.


        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          The government would rather see their servicemen die rather than admit to the failure and horror of nuclear.

          The presidents and candidates would rather have them die rather than raise their voices and admit the collusion of government and the nuclear industry.

          The media would rather stay quiet and have the Navy Air-force and Army men and women die in pain, or suffer for years without any assistance or acknowledgement.

          The scientists also prefer to turn a blind eye to the 10,000 hiroshima bombs worth of fallout and claim it poses no danger, thus leaving the veterans and servicemen and women without help.

          Likewise the medical professionals prefer to keep silent. Even the public prefer to look away and not talk about it. The public supports psychopathic leaders, cheering them on, waving patriotic flags, rather than getting rid of them. All the while, people and animals die at their feet.

          Thus we see just how awful, corrupted, blinded or psychologically sick the human species is.

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        "Photographic evidence and first-person testimony confirms that on March 12, 2011 the ship was within two miles of Fukushima Dai’ichi as the reactors there began to melt and explode."

  • Nick


    After much debate, it was decided to base the USSRR in Japan. There is a wee bit of radiation still about the ship but, then again, all of Japan for that matter has some residual rads from that fateful day in 2011.


    It really is mind-boggling to realize how nuclear anything gets a"free" pass.

    ""Ronald Reagan's return to sea and operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility truly represents and underscores the commitment of the United States to the peace and stability of this region."


    I'd say it is more like it truly represents and underscores the attempts to deny justice to those who served on board in the aftermath of 3/11/11.

  • Nick

    When we talk about Fukushima, it is important to realize that it was and is a disaster of immense magnitude.


    It is strange to think that the world continues to mine uranium, enrich it, and build bombs and power plants despite horrific reminders that uncontained radioactivity is genomically (sic) lethal.

    But we do.


    • DUDe DUDe

      "..It is strange to think that the world continues to mine uranium, enrich it, and build bombs and power plants despite.."

      Yep , no solution fore the worn out NPP's (NRC brilliant solution is to infinite relicence them) , no solution for the nuclear waste , no solution for what escapes in the environment , no solution for the DNA damage that is to stay over the generations..no solution for the finit state of our already consumed homeplanet..no solution for the forbidden but almighty existence of warprofiteering bankers..thus just from what we already have..the suffering wil continue to increase..

      But despite all that..what does our brightest hopeselling leaders do ? Push for MORE..like we dont get it already that position is nothing but to be a puppet..for said warprofiteering bankers..puppets of warcriminals on a delirious powertrip against all life..NOBODY can own so much welth and power without getting corrupt to the core..but they rule..no they OWN us..our lives..and our deaths..

  • Nick

    " In a worst-case meltdown scenario the puddle of hot fuel could melt through the steel containment vessel and through subsequent barriers meant to contain the nuclear material, exposing massive quantities of radioactivity to the outside world."


    Worst-case meltdown scenario. x3

    (and we don't have a solid handle on what happened at Unit #4)

    That means the worst that could happened cubed.

    The ripple effects will go on for eons.

    Last time I checked, that is a long time.

    Every generation born in Japan will have exponentially amounts of chromosomal damage.

    No raising of "allowable" radiation yearly doses will alter that reality.

  • Nick

    When my second son was born, all seemed well until I noticed he

    "went grey" I rubbed my eyes, and said, "did I just see that?"


    Turns out he had TAPVR (sorry, but I am an acronymaniac) and had to be evacuated to not one, but two hospitals before life giving surgery was performed.

    Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venus Return.

    I have a unique view on animal research, since his doctor developed the blood chilling procedure on baboons.

    Do I raid a lab and trash it, or do I marvel at my son who turned 21?

    I often think his defect was rad related (post Chernobyl and TMI), but I have no way of nailing that possible truth.

    Same with the USSRR sailors.

    Same with otherdownwinders across the globe.

    Even, moi.

    Born with ~45 % of normal hearing.

    Was it the Pacific Ocean tests that spiked the fever in my pregnant mother?

    Or was it Zika?

  • A lie is being perpetrated on the Internet that no fatalities have resulted from the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. Anyone using any semblance of logic will know that this is fantasy! The evidence is overwhelming and clear, that large numbers of people have died, and more will die in the future as a result of this ongoing nuclear catastrophe!

    Please use the reports on this page to counter the lie, and educate people.
    Everyone is welcome to copy and use any of the information on this page.


    • unincredulous unincredulous

      50 people were reported to be near reactor 3 when it blew up.

      Surely there was video that would prove that someone was killed in the explosion. Miracles do happen, but there seems an unwritten rule to deny any and all harm from nuclear tech.

      If you choked on a fuel rod they would drag you off the property and say you did not chew properly

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        New York Times called the Fukushima 50 'They are the faceless 50, the unnamed operators who stayed behind.'

        clever PR news release writers always make up jingles…Fukushima Fifty…Fearless Fifty. They probably went through several versions…the Suicide Squad 70, the 60 Silent Stiffs, the Lost Laborers, the Sacrificial 66 of the Sunset Strip…The Fabulous Fukushima Gang and the one hero who lived to tell about it…until they found the best sounding one.

        How many bodies were bulldozed over, we will never know.

  • Most Americans are not aware of the hell these former marines and sailors from the Ronald Reagan task force have been through since Fukushima. The numbers who have become ill has been continually increasing. Some of their children born after the event have also suffered serious health issues. It should have been front page news at the beginning, but there has been a considerable effort to hide their plight from public view!

  • dunkilo

    I'm a vet with 80% service connected disability rating for 7 years now.I live in Va. and go to the VA hospital for "medical care"Its always crowded and the ER is terrible(I went once).The gov. sends folks to war and into harms way all the time.We are treated like dirt.Most who work there are there for the gravy $,and act like their being put out, act like its so much trouble to do their job.F'em,I have not gone back in 1.5 years.
    Its a terrible shame we are treated like second rate citizens.
    There are a few who do a good job,for that they have my gratitude…
    It seems like it will never change….

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      It is the worst shame for government and employees to treat veterans as worthless discards. A high crime of psychopathy and hypocrisy. It is too bad 99% of the public is fooled into patriotic allegiance to this war machine and the criminals behind it who profit on others suffering.

      Leaders and authorities were always corrupt, it is in the nature of the beast called man. The public supports them, thus they suffer

    • "But Hokuto Hoshi, head of the survey panel and a senior member of the Fukushima Medical Association, debunked the correlation between the disease suffered by the children and radiation exposure"

      The populations to radioactive Iodine of manly types was massive.

      The population near Fukushima was subject to massive amounts of different types of radioactive Iodine isotopes, not just Iodine-131, plus huge amounts of radioactive Cesium which can also cause Thyroid cancer. The reports below clearly reveal just how huge the Iodine fallout was, just after Fukushima.

      26.06.2013 – After two years the April 2011 radioactive Iodine I-131 deposition for part of eastern Japan has been released. The maps show contamination by radioactive iodine in the 400 square kilometer area around Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and are based on the analysis of aerial surveys done by the US Department of Energy on April 2 and 3 in 2011.


      26.06.2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.


      • The populations exposure to radioactive Iodine of manly types, was massive.

      • Reported on the 14th June 2013:

        1.19 million becquerels/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011. Being aware of this high radioactive iodine detection, Fukushima Medical University distributed potassium iodide pills to the doctors and nurses. The report points out that potassium iodine pills were not distributed to local men, women, and children.


        4th March 2016 – Fukushima Thyroid Examination Fact Sheet: March 2016

        On January 22, 2016, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology sent an open letter to the Japanese government [51] expressing their concern about a “12-fold higher risk of developing thyroid cancer among residents of Fukushima” compared to the Japan’s annual incidence, as demonstrated in the study by Tsuda et al. ISEE called for the need to develop scientific studies of health risks from the accident and offered to the government of Japan its expertise as an independent international professional organization of environmental epidemiologists. To date, the Japanese government is yet to acknowledge the ISEE letter [52].


        • The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131, which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years.

          Most people are not aware there are lots of different types of radioactive Iodine fallout isotopes besides I-131, because the main stream media only focuses on I-131. These reports here focused on the huge releases of I-131, 1-134 and I-129, and did not include other radioactive Iodine isotope types that were released from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site, at the time! I would also like to point out that five years on, radioactive Iodine-131 is still being detected in local sewage sludge, which suggests there are still ongoing criticalities happening at the site.

          It would be logical to suggest that locations that had fallout detections of Iodine I-131 from Fukushima, eg. Japan, Southern California (In kelp), San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Europe etc., should include all the versions of radioactive Iodine fallout, to get the true total of radioactive Iodine fallout exposure.

  • Sammy, look at the places used as the "control" for the thyroid study, it is a farce beyond belief.

    They picked 3 cities for this "control group".

    1) Nagasaki: previously bombed by an atomic bomb

    2) Yamanishi: Listed as heavily contaminated by the Japanese government

    3) Aomori: Just north of Fukushima, many articles on severe contamination from Fukushima.


  • Revealing the latest figures on Monday (June 6), the prefecture government said the findings were based on a second survey that began in April 2014. In February, authorities reported that 16 children were found to have thyroid cancer in the same survey.

    Kyodo News reported that most of the children monitored in the first survey conducted after the disaster were thought to be problem free when their thyroid glands were checked.

    The first survey, which ran for three years till March 2014, covered about 300,000 children under the age of 18.

    But Hokuto Hoshi, head of the survey panel and a senior member of the Fukushima Medical Association, debunked the correlation between the disease suffered by the children and radiation exposure, maintaining his earlier stand on the issue.
    – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/another-30-children-confirmed-have-thyroid-cancer-fukushima-survey#sthash.4762Lnla.dpuf

  • razzz razzz

    The Star and Strips site has a search function for old articles. Put in Fukushima and you get a couple hundred hits.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Remember it is not just Japan that is getting hit with thyroid cancer.


  • laconic93 laconic93

    [IB Publisher's note: After contamination in Japan why didn't the USS Reagan steam home in order to aide crew exposed to radiation? Instead they completed their tour schedule and delayed for months any help they might have gotten on shore. On September 7th 2011(from http://damontucker.com/tag/uss-ronald-reagan-cvn-76/) "Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 and Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron 4 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a tiger cruise air show. Tiger cruises allow friends and family of deployed Sailors and Marines to spend time aboard a sea-going vessel to experience the ship's day-to-day operations. Ronald Reagan is returning from a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd)". This means family and friends of crewman were onboard USS Ronald Reagan AFTER contamination in March of 2011. Another report indicated that some family sailed back to home port on the mainland aboard the ship.]


    • Sol Man

      The kids get no love, respect or compassion from the soulless. I remember when this was first reported. It boggles the mind!
      Remember that the sons and daughters also play their sports on toxic fields and then many sit in benzene-contaminated air when their school is close to leaking oil/gas wells. It is outrageous!

      Back to those ships of the 7th Fleet, didn't they then, after their exposure to the radiation, dock and have people going on and off the ships loading and unloading, doing decontamination work, but spreading the r around?

      What a wicked web!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


        Please the children might learn something.


        I wonder how many kids in kindergarden, grade school or high school know how to fill out a tax form.


        Owned livestock need not know the truth.

    • theworldisalie theworldisalie

      You have to be some kind of special demented to do that to children.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Flash Traffic Watson.

    Police are now using scanners to steal your money off pre paid debit cards.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I was just offered a reverse mortgage for only 9% APR!

    Wow! That sounds like a very good deal!

    Is that a good deal?

    Are these people trying to help me?

    Where do I sign? 🙂

  • Radiation Kill Whales by Killing Their Krill, Bees, Mushrooms, Fungus, Flies

    I posted this comment on "The Big Story", lets see if it makes it through moderation.

    Radiation kills Krill, it destroys Chitin, an important biological structure which is present in all the species hardest hit with mass die-offs, or species that feed on Chitin users.

    Scientific Proof is here. Chitin is a magnet, a sponge for radiation.


  • nirakenna

    Recco for all: Radiation Protective Foods (2014 edition) by Sara Shannon.

  • hbjon hbjon

    Understandably, this particular topic produces a lot of frustration and anxiety among all of us, however, it doesn't produce insanity. Insanity is triggered if information was accompanied by pain during a time of unconsciousness. The degree of insanity varying in proportion to the degree or level of pain the suppressor is producing or has produced. An important aspect of the information is being able to accept that the pain happened due to an unintentional accident or event. This takes a lot of charge out of the insanity producing event. I heard reports of botched facelifts where the results were due to an unintentional accident or side-effect. You can imagine if a person were to realize that a surgeon intentionally botched a facelift procedure, that person would be slightly cranky about it. So, the logical and just course of action would be to identify all those that were maimed by the massive criticality and award them a monetary settlement and medal. The End.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    How Did Fukushima Corium Continue To Fission?
    During the Fukushima Disaster, it appears that corium from Units1-3 melted through containment, and went ex-reactor-building into the ground beneath.
    To envision what happened, let's examine a naturally-occurring nuclear reactor near Oklo, Gabon, Africa.

    "The natural nuclear reactor formed when a uranium-rich mineral deposit became inundated with groundwater that acted as a neutron moderator, and a nuclear chain reaction took place."

    This is precisely what has happened at Fukushima. Fukushima was built on a cut made into a cliff face at the Pacific Ocean shore. Underneath the power plant flows an underground river, at a rate of 1,000 tonnes per day. The aquifer extends to a depth of approximately 100'.

    We know that Fukushima corium is fissioning, by the presence of significant quantities of Iodine-131 found in sewage sludge of cities as far away as Tokyo.

    If the fissioning continued to supply heat to the corium, then it is possible that the corium did not exhaust itself, cool down, and stay put, as expected.

    Where did the corium end up?
    Good question.
    How long can the fissioning continue?

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      As the Fukushima Corium melted into the mudrock and sandstone bedrock under the Fukushima coastline, sand in the melting bedrock left a glass lining in the corium lava tubes. Water from the flowing underground river, keeps the corium lava tubes full of water. The top of the corium blob, with moderating water, continues to fission, supplying heat to the corium blob, as it continues to melt through the bedrock.

      How long will the fissioning of the Fukushima Corium continue?
      At Oklo, Gibon, Africa, "The fission reaction cycles continued for hundreds of thousands of years and ended when the ever decreasing fissile materials no longer could sustain a chain reaction."

      The answer at Fukushima is: as long as there is sufficient Uranium-235 in the corium, and enough water in the corium lava tubes, to sustain a chain reaction, the fissioning of the Fukushima Corium will continue.

      When the U-235 is exhausted, the corium will quit moving, solidify, and cool in place.

      If the human race is to continue on Earth, mankind will someday have to locate these water-filled corium lava tubes, and fill them with concrete. Otherwise, the corium may fission for thousands of years, and the Earth may take millions of years of evolution to produce another race of so-called "sentient" beings on Planet Earth.

  • Nick

    "It’s a truism, but that doesn’t make it any less true: Japan is perhaps the world’s most collectivist society. But what happens when that collective trust is so fundamentally breached? Fukushima was not just an epic natural disaster in a nation long conditioned to frequent betrayals by land and sea. It was also a man-made crisis, born of political hubris, corporate dereliction and an instinct to obscure Japan’s ugliest elements that remains unchanged to this day. The Japanese, as a people, may bow before the temple of precision, fetishizing detail and safety. But Fukushima proved that no matter how many cool innovations Japanese companies churn out, a lack of oversight and emergency initiative can be deadly."


    from same:

    "The Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, authorized by Japan’s parliament, was damning in its 2012 report on the nuclear meltdown: “What must be ­admitted—­very ­painfully—is that this was a disaster ‘Made in Japan.’ Its fundamental causes are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to ‘sticking with the program’; our groupism; and our insularity.” The panel, composed of Japanese scientists, doctors and engineers, among others, continued with a candor exceptional for Japan: “The consequences of negligence at Fukushima stand out as catastrophic, but the mind-set that supported it can be…

  • Nick

    "On the outskirts of Iwaki, a grim collection of metal huts is the latest temporary housing offered to 250 Futaba families. Tatsuko Shiga, 77, has pots of flowers in front of her tiny living space. A shelf holds the family altar. But there’s only so much you can do with a prefab shack. Still, Shiga has no wish to return to her farmhouse, one of the few in her community to have escaped the tsunami’s wrath. “That place is finished,” she says. “It’s only fit for ghosts."


    Fit for ghosts.

    Let's start to tell the truth folks.

    Fukushima sucks.

  • Nick

    "“There is a strand of self-absorption and fragility running through this generation; all too ready to cry ‘victim’ at the first hint of a situation they don’t like,” Fox concluded.

    “We need a younger generation that’s prepared to grow a backbone, go out into the world, take risks and make difficult decisions. Otherwise the future doesn’t bode well for any of us.”


    Don't expect the younger generation to grow a backbone, the rads of Fukushima will weaken us all.

    Bet on it.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Agreed! One bet I will not take..

  • Nick

    When iron gets replaced in molecules by plutonium the oxygen carrying capacity of, say hemoglobin, is reduced.

    Less 02 going to the brain, less mitochondrial flux.

    That is not good.

    Yet it will never be recorded in the history books as such.

    Learn life at the atomic realm and expect to become extremely pissed after awareness hits.


    (to you acronym challenged folks 🙂 are so et the middle 2

  • Nick

    Blood begins to clump on the cellular level.

    Strokes happen.

    Red spots grow on feet.

    The mind dims.

    Onward thru the fog.

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