Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

Published: August 10th, 2011 at 1:05 pm ET
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Breaking News: A Tokyo citizen turned out to be internally exposed, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, August 8th, 2011:

A man from Tokyo went to Hokkaido for sightseeing. He had a whole body counter check to see if he’s taken radioactive particles into his body. [...]

Cesium137 ; 868bq
Cesium134 ; 6373bq

The doctor asked him if he went to Fukushima, he replied no. He normally spent days in Tokyo.

Now it’s pretty rational to think most of the other people are equally dosed. [...]

h/t Caveat Emptor, xdrfox

Published: August 10th, 2011 at 1:05 pm ET
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30 comments to Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    He might have been eating some of that fine, safe Fukushima beef and vegetables.


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  • 1984

    order your glow in the dark Radman now to insure delivery by christmas


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  • americancommntr

    So much for Alaskan pollock.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    If that story is true, it’s again a new dimension of shocking news. I’d love to see more background info on that one, though.
    Like a statement of the doctor, or medical information: which exposure leads to those results?
    Is it only me?


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    • petfish

      On the printout i don’t understand the numbers. It looks like the uncertainty is greater than the actual measurement. How can the numbers mean anything?
      somebody? help to understand.


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      • blah

        I do agree ! The numbers need clarification.
        And if we just take the first value, the poor guy seems even more heavily contaminated by Potassium 40 at over 16500Bq :-o


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    I wonder how many others have this radiation in their system?

    We could all be wearing stickers/shirts that say Product of Fukushima.


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi WindSolarPlease, are there any news from Ft. Calhoun / Los Alamos? I remember “they” were waiting for results of river water samples, right? How many stickers can we put on our shirts? :-(


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi BreadAndButter

        I think we could fill a shirt with names of places, probably on both sides. With all the leaks and so on going on.

        Maybe we should lump it all together saying, “Not Radiation Free”

        I hate this, what are they thinking of, power, greed, or wanting to destroy?

        Why have something so dangerous that they can’t control, especially when there are other safer ways to get energy?


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      • Jon_NY Jon_NY

        Hey B&B found this report from Aug 1′st.

        Rio Grande water tested to determine cause of fish kill

        Something killed a lot of fish in the Rio Grande River overnight Sunday and New Mexico Game and Fish officers believe it had to do with heavy rain and forest fires upstream.

        Carp, catfish and white suckers were found dead as doornails in the Rio Grande Monday morning when Mercy Brandenburg and her husband took the dogs for a walk at the river’s edge in Rio Rancho.

        “We started looking in the river and pretty much everywhere you see you can see dead fish lying around. We also walked down the river south and same situation…same scenario…fish everywhere,” Brandenburg explained.

        Game and Fish officials were testing the river water’s acidity along with the oxygen level Monday. The levels were found normal, but officials said they might not have been normal upriver Sunday night.

        A Jemez Mountains stream was seen black as asphalt and loaded with ash from the Las Conchas fire. The stream feeds straight into the Rio Grande.

        Game and Fish officials said there are many more streams in the same condition in the Jemez.

        “A lot of things, whether it be ash or whatever, got washed into the river very quickly and probably in a certain spot…it kind of… it depleted the oxygen so much that the fish couldn’t survive,” said New Mexico Game and Fish official Rick Castel.

        Officials said they see this kind of fish kill pretty frequently, but usually in lakes and not in a flowing river.

        I especially like this quote: “A lot of things, whether it be ash or whatever, got washed into the river…”

        Ash or whatever?


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  • This is the best documentary I have seen so far about the Chernobyl disaster. It’s a MUST SEE for you to understand the events at Fukushima now!!!

    http://radioactivechat.blogspot.com/2011/08/battle-of-chernobyl-best-documentary-of.html


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    • lam335 lam335

      I just watched this, and I agree that this is the best documentary on Chernobyl that I have seen. It’s also quite timely (and disturbing) in certain parallels to today: e.g., the authorities raising the official level of radiation considered “acceptable”; the tendency to delay/downplay, so that surrounding people end up receiving higher exposures than they would have if the authorities had been more honest and competent.

      I particularly found fascinating the discussion in the last twenty minutes re: how Legasov attempted to fully disclose the anticipated health impacts, including 40,000 deaths from cancer, and IAEA members representing the western countries, above all France, refused to accept those estimations and eventually decided that 4000 deaths was a more acceptable number.

      Growing up in the Cold War, I used to have a naive belief that the handling of the disaster was characteristically Soviet, and that such a disaster would have been handled with more transparency in the West. After FUK I now realize that the same pattern of withholding (or delaying) information and downplaying risks (at the cost of citizens health and safety) manifests itself (and will manifest itself) wherever nuclear accidents occur.

      Whatever the differences in circumstances and whatever the cultural differences, the worst of human nature has a way of rearing its head in such situations–though in fairness to the Soviet liquidators and the Japanese workers and retired volunteers (as opposed to the plant managers and government) some truly amazing courage and self-sacrifice also shows itself.


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  • Agapit

    Not exactly on-topic, but this just in:

    Cairo: Two radioactive shipping containers from Japan seized

    http://www.egynews.net/wps/portal/news?params=135601


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  • VanneV anne

    I used Google translate:
    For the third time .. Egypt seized two containers Japanese infected with the deadly radiation

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    Cairo – ASHA

    Revealed the Red Sea Ports Authority, a body for exports and imports of two people set fires an atomic two containers contained within the cargo ships coming from Japan for the third time within 40 days.

    The company announced the management of the environment, DP management, the supervisor of the port of Ain Sokhna raise the maximum degree of readiness inside the port for fear of the spread of atomic radiation because of the long duration of the containers on the quay of the port of Ain Sokhna packed goods.

    An official at the port and the Ministry of Environment and Environment Department of Dubai Ports, which manages the transport of containers within the port area of dirt to prevent the transmission of radiation to the goods and ships, has also decided to Red Sea Ports Authority to review all messages coming from Japan through the two companies, which have carried out the import of radioactive containers.

    The two containers, which the detainees had arrived in 30 days to the port coming from Japan and the equipment inside them, electric and mechanical, and the two companies imported for export and import containers tried out but failed.

    It is noteworthy that the exports and imports during the 40 days set the past 4 containers infected with radiation through the letters coming from Japan, was once again returned to Japan as well as the expense of the companies imported container .**


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  • MyCaL DeaN MyCaLzMuVeeZ@youtube.com

    HeLLo: ENEWS Readers…After Months of Following the Lack of Information,I Have Systematically Located and Put Together a Series of Videos, Concerning ‘FuK_U_SHiMA’ and ‘PORT CALHOUN’ On YouTube…Please Check Out My New Channel and Let Me Know What You Think…Also, Many ThanX to ALL of YOU who Provided the LINKS that made these videos Possible…So Many WonderFul People Here Daily

    _NoW_InDuCiNg_SuBtLe_InTeNt_


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  • Sickputer

    Do not believe 90% of what you read and half of what you see…another from the same author of Fukushima Diary:

    “A JCP member visited Fukushima and heard this story.
    In Fukushima,they close the windows in school even in this heat because of radiation.
    A female student told teacher,”Never mind, Mrs. Please open the windows. We are already sterile anyway.”

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/08/reports-without-strong-back-ground/ (his first paragraph on that page is telling).

    He has another little rumor rumbling about here:

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/08/breaking-news-tsuruga-genpatsu-is-also-in-a-trouble-%ef%bc%9f/

    SP:

    There is no need for disinformation on behalf of the radiation victims… the truth is stranger and more heart-wrenching than contrived fiction. Spurious rumors can inflame the heart like a well-designed socially engineered phishing email to a noviate computer user.

    Speculation is one thing, but contrived propaganda can backfire unless you have the pen and soul of Shakespeare. There was only one bard. (“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”)

    Sorry, I have been out of pocket…personal illness in my immediate family. My wife came down with respiratory distress and nausea during a long trip to an American Radnet-monitored city (one of the chosen ones!) and was hospitalized. I have been on 5 hours of sleep in the past 60 hours. Coincidence? Perhaps, but then I never had a nosebleed in my life before the third week of March, 2011. And I didn’t need a WBC to tell me I was affected by radiation. That’s speculation however…I didn’t have $1,000 to get a WBC and a little brown piece of paper signed by the radiation doc.

    Take care…the fat lady has not yet sung…I think Arnie need a stronger update to his May video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvizdCsDe8

    Brave guy..if he had been talking like this 37 years ago he would have been sleeping with the fishes and Karen Silkwood. Luckily with wider levels of publicity comes some degree of hesitancy to bump off little annoying pesky people who oppose trillion dollar industries.

    He might still watch out for sharp jabs of umbrella tips in crowded sidewalks. Polonium is quite the sophisticated assassin tool nowadays instead of pushing a car off the road. The trillion dollar mad hatters have easy access to all the polonium they desire.


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  • Sickputer

    Domo arigato. I appreciate the good luck wishes. My wife left the hospital this afternoon and my stepson drove his mom to our home for recuperation. She will be off work until Monday.

    The doctor thought for sure her symptoms of fatigue, nausea, and respiratory distress indicated she had a cardiac event, but after an angiogram he said her heart was fine and needed no repair. They inserted the catheter through the wrist using the radial artery instead of the thigh/femoral artery and that newer technique is good as the recuperation is usually much easier on the patient.

    My wife is an RN and worked in a high volume cath lab several years ago so she knew what to expect. Her late mother had a heart transplant and lived 15 years with the heart of a young Korean-American man killed on his motorcyle. At the end the heart was still fine, but the rest of her body was worn out. We always kidded her and told her we would have to beat her heart to death with a stick when she died.

    I replaced our central HEPA filters yesterday. I used gloves and an N95 mask to remove the old filters as they were only two months old, but very dust-packed and gray. I threw them quickly outside in the dumpster.

    It was 107 degrees Fahrenheit (about 42 degrees Celsius) here yesterday and today. Real heat wave! Rain predicted though…and even in a drought people who know about the dangers of hot spots raining down and black rain get a little apprehensive. Yes, we need rain, but at what cost in soil contamination?

    Something to think about also: We can live three weeks without food, or three days without water, but only three minutes without air.

    When our air becomes deadly we have placed our human race on a path to global extinction. Cockroaches will scurry merrily for the next million years, but we can not survive when deadly toxins destroy our DNA.

    All the best,

    SP


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