TV: Gov’t reports large spike in health problems for Fukushima nuclear workers — 400% of levels seen previously — Unhealthy white blood cell counts (VIDEO)

Published: September 21st, 2013 at 3:18 pm ET
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NHK World, Sept. 20, 2013: More Fukushima plant workers show health problems […] The health ministry says the percentage of workers who have health issues in their physical exams has increased at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and nearby locations. The ministry for the first time analyzed the results of physicals reported to a labor standards inspection office which has jurisdiction over 2 nuclear plants in Fukushima. […] 4.21% of the employees in the area, showed unhealthy medical readings, such as higher white blood cell counts. […] it plans to conduct an epidemiological survey to learn more about the impact of the radiation.

NHK, Sept. 20, 2013 (transcript excerpts): […] They’ve seen an increase in health problems […] More than 4% of those workers had health problems such as high white blood cell counts. That’s four times the proportion of workers who had health issues in 2010 […]

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Published: September 21st, 2013 at 3:18 pm ET
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15 comments to TV: Gov’t reports large spike in health problems for Fukushima nuclear workers — 400% of levels seen previously — Unhealthy white blood cell counts (VIDEO)

  • pkjn

    Namie town assembly protests PM Abe's 'under control' comment
    September 21, 2013(Mainichi Japan)
    The town assembly of nuclear disaster-hit Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, passed a protest resolution against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sept. 20 for declaring the situation surrounding the radioactively contaminated water leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant "under control."
    Regarding Abe's claim that "there are no health-related problems until now, nor will there be in the future," the Namie resolution pointed out that there had been 1,459 deaths related to the triple disasters in Fukushima Prefecture thus far.
    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130921p2a00m0na008000c.html

    • mungo mungo

      I have also seen a large spike in deterioration of my health, nice high white blood count, full ct scan tomorrow…my own fault, I don't smile much! can't be anything else, lol!

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        mungo, sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you can get some nice, indoor grown shitake and reishei mushrooms (among others) to help boost your immune system.

  • mairs mairs

    Over two years later the government gets around to analyzing the data from worker physicals for the first time. They are a bunch of criminals.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation wrecks your cells, and you don't know 'til it's too late.

  • Mack Mack

    "1,973 employees who were at the nuclear power plant damaged after a 2011 tsunami are facing a higher risk of thyroid cancer"

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_07_19/Workers-at-Japans-Fukushima-nuclear-plant-see-raised-cancer-risk-1774/

  • Mack Mack

    I stumbled upon this interesting account of a trip to Fukushima by a man named Richard Wilcox, Ph.D.

    http://dprogram.net/2013/07/27/my-trip-to-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-zone-part-one-richard-wilcox-ph-d/

    He saw some Tepco employees and said, "they did not seem friendly and everyone went about their business with a sense of urgency."

    • Mack Mack

      Chemtrails in Japan:

      From the blog I linked:

      "Another troubling sight, chemtrails were scattered throughout the otherwise blue sky. Geoengineering programs are definitely being carried out in Japan where aerosol spraying residuals are witnessed daily."

      ttp://dprogram.net/2013/07/27/my-trip-to-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-zone-part-one-richard-wilcox-ph-d/

  • We Not They Finally

    400% increase means 4% instead of 1%? What an inhumane insult. This job does not even come with health care. They dismiss workers as soon as they report they are ill.

    Where are the records of all the workers they have "used up" at that site? And how many of them got care? And what was actually wrong as opposed to what the records claim?

    Whole parts of the Fukushima site have become UNAPPROACHABLE due to radiation levels, as in, you will die!

    This is from the health ministry? Is there ANY branch of that government that is not totally corrupt? The 4% claim is just infuriating.

  • FXofTruth

    There seems to be much information missing as to what happened to all the workers that were at the plant on 3/11.

    How many workers really did died with the ensuing tsunami and subsequent hydrogen explosions? The plant WAS full of workers when the earthquake hit and the tsunami, so unless they were using robots many would have been killed.

    Then, we have almost three years of countless "subcontractors and nuclear workers" exposed to this deadly radiation….how many have REALLY died? The radiation levels are told to be so severe that "within minutes" you are dead! So, who's lying by either omission or misrepresentation about the REAL stats?

    None of it makes ANY sense. IF people think that they understand and should believe ANY of the "approved" public information they have NO IDEA what has REALLY happened or is REALLY happening because, they are not there on the ground!

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  • W8R W8R

    What do you think they have been incenerating at Fukushima.?
    Some reports estimate 4000 workers have died.
    Cant have 4000 radiated bodys lying about.
    "1% truth 99% lies"
    Yep…
    Wait till the truth comes out.
    The world will be shocked.
    If there is anyone left.
    Seeing as rainwater readings in the US reach .485 msv/hr (recorded by my Dad in Boise Id 2 weeks ago) Id say its already a global problem. I guess they figure if they lie long enough, there will eventually be no one left to call them on it..