TV: “Many young people in Fukushima who are in high school have died suddenly”; Officials “ignore all the problems” — Former Mayor: People are always told “any disease they have is not caused by radiation” (VIDEO)

Published: January 17th, 2014 at 3:31 pm ET


Democracy Now on location in Japan, Jan. 17, 2014:

At 15:15 in

Yukiko Kameya, Fukushima nuclear refugee: There are 59 children with thyroid problems and there are hundreds more on the way […]

Futaba where I lived is not livable, and the government says so. I know we are never going back in my entire life. But for the Fukushima Prefecture, it still not safe. The radiation level’s still very high […]

[Govt officials] ignore all the problems we’re having. There are many young people between 15 and 19 in Fukushima who are in high school who have died suddenly. For example, this morning I saw an online story that a 17-year-old died from Leukemia. In the morning when his mother came to wake him up, he was found dead in bed. Everyone says this was caused by the radiation levels from the nuclear accident. But our government never recognized it — and there are 59 children with thyroid cancer, they’ll never recognize it as being caused by the radiation.

At 39:45 in

Katsutaka Idogawa, Futaba’s mayor during 3/11, the town where part of Fukushima Daiichi is located: Another huge issue is those who are forced to live within the greater Fukushima areas do not have access to full health measurement, health treatment, and the kind of support they need. They’re also told that any diseases or sickness that they have is not caused by radiation.

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Published: January 17th, 2014 at 3:31 pm ET


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232 comments to TV: “Many young people in Fukushima who are in high school have died suddenly”; Officials “ignore all the problems” — Former Mayor: People are always told “any disease they have is not caused by radiation” (VIDEO)


    " Many young people in the San Francisco Bay area high schools have died suddenly"…."Many young children in the Denver area daycare system have died suddenly"….Many babies in the….

    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      But the public won't know until it is painfully obvious and far too late. Public officials (and the NRC) are counting on it never quite reaching that point.

      There have already been several papers in peer-reviewed journals showing increased rates of thyroid problems in children born soon after Fukushima melted down.

      My niece, who was born six months after 3/2011 and has lived on the West Coast her entire life, was diagnosed with Leukemia a couple of weeks ago. The doctors at one of two hospitals on the forefront of treatment here won't say if they've seen an increase and as far as positing a cause will only state that Leukemia "just happens", and "no one is to blame".

      • bo bo

        Reposting what mairs found today
        Mel b (former spice girl)'s daughter rushed to hospital with uncontrollable nosebleed and dizziness- L.A.

      • usagi usagi

        What will they do when it does reach that point? When all the lies won't save them anymore? And more importantly, what will the people do when they finally learn the truth? Will NRC droids and other nuke apologists become lamppost decorations?

        • Q1988 Q1988

          Now they're planning the crime of the century
          Well what will it be?
          Read all about their schemes and adventuring
          It's well worth a fee
          So roll up and see
          And they rape the universe
          How they've gone from bad to worse
          Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory?
          Rip off the masks and let's see.
          But that's not right – oh no, what's the story?
          There's you and there's me
          That can't be right Supertramp – Crime of the Century

        • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

          usagi: they will be sent to FEMA convalescent homes. And you will never see them again.

      • Arizonan Arizonan

        I'm really sorry to hear about your niece. I know the leukemia survival rate is far higher now due to improved medical intervention than it was in previous years. Let's keep her and everyone else suffering in our prayers or send out good energy to them, okay?

      • 4Yahshua

        1~18~5995 (out of 6000) Sabbath in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

        So SAD to read about your niece's cancer! We pray that she survives it. We, too, live on the West Coast in Southern CA about 5 miles from Huntington Beach. Please have your niece start drinking almond milk. It is the closest thing to mother's milk. Almonds contain a natural cyanide that kills cancer cells. Boron rids the body of radiation. Diet can heal cancer. A great healing manual is "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss. It has a special section on cancer. Old editions have case studies on those healed that were given up by their doctors to die. (Reasonable on eBay and Amazon)
        The BIBLE = Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
        Anoint her with oil and pray for her. James 5:14
        Believe NOW and be sealed in the Father and Son (Yahweh and Yahshua). Revelation 14:1 Yahshua the Messiah returns VERY SOON!
        HalleluYah! Transliterated ancient Hebrew: Praise ye Yah!
        May she be healed is our prayer!

        • harengus_acidophilus

          Nice idea …

          "Boron rids the body of radiation."
          Yes, if you kill her with poison, she won't get cancer.


      • name999 name999

        that is sickening. Heartbreaking.

    • Ontological Ontological

      This blizzard of Bucky balls has taken many a precious thing away. I saw the damage done already. They come like a knight in shinning armor to save you from certain destruction of carcinoma. Only to soon die in a toxic hell. There is an old adage, you fight fire with fire. We need to develop ways to stabilize nasty back into nice, ELEments back to elements. Maybe a cold fusion star to irradiate, healing on the Earth and its people.

      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen the roy process for neutralizing nuclear waste "TRANSMUTING"
        from : Dr. Radha Roy, professor emeritus from Arizona State University, has designed nuclear physics research facilities at the University of Brussels, Belgium, and Pennsylvania State University. He has authored more than 60 articles and several books and won a variety of awards. He is internationally known as a nuclear physicist. In 1979, Dr. Roy invented a process for transmuting radioactive nuclear isotopes to harmless, stable isotopes.

        This process is viable for nuclear waste from reactors and low-level radioactive waste products. The process does not require storage of radioactive materials. There is no need for new equipment. All of the equipment and chemical separation processes needed are already well known. Radioactive elements tend to have too many neutrons.

        Dr. Roy's process transmutes these unstable isotopes to stable one by knocking out the extra neutrons. When a neutron is removed, the resulting isotope has a shorter half-life which then decays to a stable form in a reasonable amount of time. The neutrons can be eliminated by bombarding them with photons, produced as x-rays, in a high-powered electron linear accelerator.

      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

        continued from : Before this process, the isotopes must be separated by a known chemical process. These portable units could be built and transported to hazardous transmutation of nuclear waste and radioactive waste.

        The following are examples of how this process can work: cesium 137 with a half-life of 30.17 years can be transformed into cesium 1136 with a half- life of 13 days. Plutonium 239 with a half-life of 24,300 years can be transformed into plutonium 237 with a half-life of 45.6 days. Subsequent radioactive elements produced from the decay of plutonium 237 can be treated same manner as mentioned above. The total cost estimate for the 3-phases is approximately $80 million. Dr. Roy states, "There is no way one can change nuclear structure other than by nuclear reaction. Burial of nuclear waste is not a solution." 18826

        "The Roy Process for Neutralizing (Transmuting) Nuclear Waste", Lee, Lita, Ph.D., Earth Letter, Summer 1993;3(2):1-4. (Address: Dennis Nester, Agent for Dr. Roy, 4510 E. Willow Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85032. (602)494-9361).

        Reprints of this article are available from Mr. Nester/Radha Roy, Ph.D., 1021

        Copyright © 1996. The Light Party.

        • We Not They Finally

          Yeah, we discovered Radha Roy on The Light Party website too. But could not find any record that he had PATENTED anything. So we think maybe the patents were just stolen — don't know that, but that would be par for the course.

          And maybe "someone else" had the "$80 million" to at least do a trial run. But not in the PUBLIC interest, as there seems to be no record of it.

          And there are so many thousands of tons of nuclear waste, with Fukushima now WAY compounding that. It seems like even this might be a "drop in the bucket" enterprise.

          But we were still glad to learn of Dr. Roy's work. We need all the hope we can get.

          • J.

            Valuable — priceless — inventions have been given gratis to the world. The World Wide Web by T. Berners-Lee comes to mind first. I have read of others.

            There would be no financial incentive to bury this work. I think that if it really could be done, it would be done. I think all the data could be put in the public domain to make that possible — if the claims are valid.

        • harengus_acidophilus

          Same old story …

          "Before this process, the isotopes must be
          separated by a known chemical process."
          This contaminates (neutron activation!)
          your reactants and your machinery.
          You will get MORE waste.


          • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

            How does this process help us RIGHT NOW? It seems very flawed as it will destroy any life that goes thru the process…No?

            • harengus_acidophilus

              It doesn't help

              In theory, you can do this BUT for precision reasons,
              you can't treat a single atom with a single neutron.
              Therefore you have a bunch of atoms (a mole of water [~1 tablespoon] are 6,022e23 molecules) and you treat them with a neutron beam, some of the atoms will get more than one neutron. Depending on the element it's possible to alter them not harmless but more harmful.

              But it's a great opportunity to raise funds.


              • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                I can see why the Roy process would be dangerous. I am simply responding to Ontological
                January 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm · Reply
                "This blizzard of Bucky balls has taken many a precious thing away. I saw the damage done already. They come like a knight in shinning armor to save you from certain destruction of carcinoma. Only to soon die in a toxic hell. There is an old adage, you fight fire with fire. We need to develop ways to stabilize nasty back into nice, ELEments back to elements. Maybe a cold fusion star to irradiate, healing on the Earth and its people."

                What is most important here, I think, is hope that there is a way to reduce the harm that radiation has the potential to cause. I believe the concept of neutralization is worthy of investigation and there has already been some investigating done. Does anyone else have any ideas about reducing the effect that radiation is having on people? I have gone so far as conceptualizing buildings designed with vaccuums and radiation filters to suck in fresh air, along with rooms indoor with plants that remediate the radiation into the soil so that I am not breathing it in as much hopefully. I don't know if we are ever going to be able to deal with the waste coming from Fukushima at the source.Areas that are being contaminated by radiation carried in the atmosphere and hydrosphere to different geographic locations MAY be able to mitigate the effects of radiation exposure through methods still being discovered.

                • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                  The biosphere is also carrying radiation, especially through bio-magnification in the food chain.

                • Sam Sam

                  You are spreading perhaps false hope.
                  Sit with what you read and evaluate it.
                  Do you have a plan for getting the
                  West Coast and Southwest some rain?
                  Soil remediation is a great hope but
                  the radiation keeps on coming and
                  coming and depositing on the land.
                  The water we use, the rain that comes
                  down further radiates the land. We don't
                  tolerate well here false prophets. Do
                  you have some land to experiment on?

                  • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                    I really wish there was a means to testing some theories. I suppose I could do some sort of experimenting, although I do not know what you have in mind Sam.
                    I am an amateur scientist hoping to become a professional toxicologist, specializing in soil contamination and groundwater pollution prevention.
                    I don't mean to give anyone false hope if I am, or come off as a "prophet". I would love to research any further information relating to the specific subjects.
                    I am doing my best to be optimistic rather than pessimistic because some theories have yet to be tested or proved false. There is validity in being hopeful for the sake of continuing to research in order to find solutions to problems. Someone has to look into these issues, and we need help from creative minds to find solutions to present problems.
                    It seems like this has been an overlooked area involving radioactive waste collection and disposal. Any input from anyone about this subject is welcomed by me.

                    BTW I don't know how to bring water to california. Could we use Wilhelm Reich's technology to make it rain?
                    A cloudbuster (or cloud buster) is a device designed by Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, which Reich said could produce rain by manipulating what he called "orgone energy" present in the atmosphere.
                    the act of attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation, usually to stave off drought.

      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

        from :

        "Deactivation of Radiation
        New Directions

        The deactivation of radiation is looked at by the majority of scientists as being impossible, so it has been forgotten and sequestered from creative minds. The instilled beliefs do not lay ground work for fertile new frontiers. With new technology expanding each day, a seed is being planted to attempt this formerly impossibly idea. To date, a few, very few, scientist or others are looking. This is what GDR hopes to change, that is why GDR has started. The two basic ways to help solve a long awaited problem are; Research and Helping spread the word with the need to find ways to deactivate harmful radiation. . "

        • harengus_acidophilus

          Sounds like classic nuclear hubris

          "The instilled beliefs do not lay ground work for fertile
          new frontiers. With new technology expanding each day,"

          I see: "Today we don't know, but in the future …"

          Go home, to the kindergarten!


      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

        about "fighting fire with fire", radiation must be "deactivated"/"transmuted"/"neutralized" with radiation in order to stabilize the isotopes is what Dr. Roy is saying

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          PO, Good stuff and I think the Roy Process only works at the source.

          WE are way past the source! Cern is even aware that there is no way of collecting what has already been released into our environment.

          We are in the process of "cooking ourselves" right on Planet Earth! 🙁

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        I wish people would stop using that name "Bucky balls". It is wrong to sully the good name of Bucky Fuller that way. PLEASE STOP IT.

        They are uranium-plutonium nanoclusters. Use the proper term, please.

        • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

          Buckminsterfullerenes is the name I am familiar with 🙂 I learned about them two years ago in an Environmental Studies and Sustainability course. I have been studying Environmental Sustainability since 2009, began taking courses in Fall 2010. In March 2011, I was taking a Physical Geography course, and had the sickeningly morbid pleasure of learning exactly how the radiation was being transported over through the atmosphere due to being aerosolized. I have been waiting in terror to see the mass bio-sphere collapse to happen since then, and I am surprised that it has taken this long. I just recently found that the effects from Chernobyl begin to show up around 2-3 years after the accident. It is about time, I guess.

          • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

            from—Appendix-2–Health-Impacts/ :
            419. Apart from the radiation-associated thyroid cancers among those exposed in childhood, the only group that received doses high enough to possibly incur statistically detectable increased risks is the recovery operation workers. Studies of these populations have the potential to contribute to the scientific knowledge of the late effects of ionizing radiation. Many of these individuals receive annual medical examinations, providing a sound basis for future studies of the cohort. It is, however, notable that no increased risk of leukaemia, an entity known to appear within 2- 3 years after exposure, has been identified more than 10 years after the accident.

            • We Not They Finally

              You have to be kidding. 80% of the kids there CURRENTLY have abnormal health. Go look up the pictures of the deformed children from that area.

              Don't try to sell this here. No one is buying.

              • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                I am not trying to sell anything. I am sharing information relevant to the subject of the comment whether or not it is accurate because I am still learning. To me, this project of fixing the world of the problem of nuclear energy and other toxicity is a research project among peers. If I have inaccurate information then by all means please tell me. Don't accuse me of trying to sell anything unless you have some evidence that I am in fact trying to sell something. I have no agenda other than trying to leave the world in the best possible condition for future generations to exist and hopefully exist peacefully. Nuclear energy should not be used for the sake of future generations in my own opinion. Who cares about electricity to power our cell phone towers and internet? I am willing to live without these "luxuries" for the sake of future generations, are you?

                Of course the "officials" are going to say that there has not been any disease in 10 years related to radiation..of course they are full of it. What else do they ever do other than deny it? I don't believe the officials or authorities, I am just sharing what I know as of right now. I have a niece and a nephew here in central California who haven't shown any signs of radiation-related disease yet, and I am very grateful. They were born after March 2011. They are 2-3 years old now, and I am hoping they do not ever have health problems due to environmental toxicity but I expect that they probably will.


                  it's okay plankton_oxygen. I got what you were 'selling' and didn't interpret it as downplaying the dangers of nuclear power.

                  As you're into studying the natural environment, I had a question that merits analysis. Now, I personally do not have a background in biology, so you'll have to forgive my ignorance of it. As we now know that much of the world (especially the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada) got blasted by aerosolized radioactive elements, how would the resulting contaminants effect the microorganisms that live within soil? This is obviously a weighty question, requiring comparative study and research. My primary concern (suspicion) is that these microorganisms might begin to die off, thereby effecting the decomposition process and subsequent transmutation of nutrients that are utilized by higher-order life forms. I'm concerned that large areas of natural vegetation (trees and such) will eventually be incapable of efficient up-take of nutrients and die-off. Again, I don't have the scientific knowledge to answer if this prospective side-effect of wide-spread rad-contaminants is real or not…

                  • babbo dorian babbo dorian

                    Wow aftershock!…. such a nice way to defeat trolls….
                    I admire your intelligence, … but more…. your comitment for the good fight…
                    Best of lucks,

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      thanks babbo dorian. Seems, some have gotten a bit frayed at the edges, since the 'infamous' socref made his debut. Though I'd caution us all against overreacting, I can understand latest trend towards being suspicious of what's being put-up in these forums. There's definitely one-or-two creepers at work, out here. And they're only too happy to see us go at one another. If they can't present a good enough argument to support their position, they'll fall-back on the tried-and-true strategy of divide-and-conquer. That said, we'll get through all of this, because we are who we are…

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Aftershock, you are very wise! 🙂

                  • name999 name999

                    I see much brown soil and detritus from the trees and landscape
                    in piles on the muddy ground, or still attached to the trees just hanging there dead.

                    It was so breathtakingly beautiful here where I live. Much time on the ocean, the mountains and desserts of the NW. Route 101 from California to Canada…one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Northern California border into Oregon. The great Redwoods with their huge feet, the crashing Pacific Ocean, the beaches crowded with life, shells, starfish, jellyfish, seaweed, large flocks of all kinds of birds, sea lions popping their heads up so shiny! I will never forget the inspired and sacred connection with my environment. 10 to 12 people holding hands to hug one huge tree.
                    The tops of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, the views and the aqua pure mountain waters and air. I could go on and on. I miss this world that I have lived in. Very changed already.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      which is my worry, name999; that we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg with the wholesale destruction of the Pacific; that they'll be a slow but permanent degradation of land-based fauna and creatures. Eventually, they'll come a time when the swaths of dead plant life become contiguous and susceptible to unbroken – raging – firestorms. Forgive me for my nightmare scenario…

                  • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                    As far as I know, the radiation can be remediated back into the soil through plants that replenish the soil with phytoremediation. I know that Hemp/Cannabis, for example, has the capability to restore the soil to a "healthier"(?) state through phytoremediation. I have read that there are also microbes that actually "eat" the radiation, although I haven't looked into it much yet.

                    from :
                    Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Soil

                    "To prevent further spread of these toxins, it was determined that livestock should be allowed to feed only on uncontaminated plants and on plants not tending to accumulate toxic metals within their tissues. Then a soil cleanup method was employed using green plants to remove toxins from the soil. This technique is phytoremediation, a term coined by Dr. Ilya Raskin of Rutgers University's Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, who was a member of the original task force sent by the IAEA to examine food safety at the Chernobyl site. Phytoremediation is a process that takes advantage of the fact that green plants can extract and concentrate certain elements within their ecosystem. For example, some plants can grow in metal-laden soils, extract certain metals through their root systems, and accumulate them in their tissues without being damaged. In this way, pollutants are either removed from the soil and groundwater or rendered harmless.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      brilliant post, plankton_oxygen; puts answer to many issues and questions. I was aware of the existence of polyextremophiles and the process of phytoremediation. And your posted references do a great job of developing these subjects. I really liked your closing contribution; point list, as it were. It's well structured and addresses a range problems that concerned my initial questions.

                      I am genuinely impressed by your ability to see the big picture. In light of Fukushima, I'd advise huddling with others (who are equally interested in such issues), to determine if this subject is being adequately addressed.

                      Thank you much plankton_oxygen! While your professional studies are non-related to nuclear energy, you turned-out to be a valuable asset to this site. It's obvious to me, we're all going to be in need of your insights and knowledge…

                  • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                    "Microbes That Eat Radioactive Material
                    An explanation for laymen
                    by Bruce Beach – Radiological Scientific Officer"


                    "The microbe under discussion exists in nature as a naturally occurring bacterium, often living in cow patties and elephant dung. It was discovered in 1956 by Arthur W. Anderson at Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station in Corvallis, and named Deinococcus radiodurans or D. radiodurans for short, a name which means "strange berry that withstands radiation". Arthur Anderson was trying to develop methods of destroying bacteria with radiation – such as now used in microwaves and the food packaging industry. But, lo and behold, here was a microbe that always survived.

                    It is a very ancient bacterium that has been around for millennia because of its survival capabilities. D. radiodurans has been dubbed a polyextremophile because it can endure many extremes such as cold, vacuum, dormancy, oxidative damage, and other factors, including of course, radioactivity."

                    "The opposite strategy might also be used. That is to say to use plants that have a preference for radioactive minerals and thus draw them out of the soil. A number of such plants are known. Jimson Weed particularly has potential and while its growth is illegal in Canada its seed can still be purchased (I know, I know) from Canada and can be grown in the US."

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                      continued from :

                      "The opposite strategy might also be used. That is to say to use plants that have a preference for radioactive minerals and thus draw them out of the soil. A number of such plants are known. Jimson Weed particularly has potential and while its growth is illegal in Canada its seed can still be purchased (I know, I know) from Canada and can be grown in the US. Other plants with a penchant for radioactive metals have been found around Chernobyl. These "hyperaccumulators" store metals in more harmless complexes in vacuoles – special subcellular compartments. Uranium-absorbing sunflowers are being field-tested at a Department of Energy facility in Ohio. Further research may well find numerous other plants."
                      "The key concept to remember about this process is that the animals, plants or microbes, DO NOT DESTROY the radiation in the process of eating it. They simply concentrate it into a form that may be more easily handled. Using the example of Jimson Weed, which one might use to reduce the contamination in a particular piece of land, one could then gather the weed and bury it elsewhere, where it is not likely to get back into food chain or water table. Burning it would simply put it back into the atmosphere. Alternatively, and probably far better, the material can be composted."

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

             I have done this search and found some more results


                      Microorganisms and Radiation

                      This above link is related to the Fukushima disaster.

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                      AFTERSHOCK, I would not be able to tell you if the decomposition process is going to be harmed from wide-spread radiation exposure or not harmed, depending on the health of the environment in a given local ecosystem. I am thinking the type of affect the radiation can have on the microorganisms in the soil depends on: 1. the local ecosystem and the current health of the microorganisms in the soil prior to being exposed to radiation, 2. the types of plants and microbes in the soil within the local ecosystem that are exposed to radiation and if they have the potential to survive a given amount of radiation over a given period of time, 3. the duration and quantity of radiation exposure in an area with or without an ecosystem that can remediate the radiation, 4. the type of radiation exposure (different types of radiation may possibly differ in how they affects plant and microorganism cells?), 5. Other types of pollution affecting the local ecosystem's ability to properly decompose nutrients to feed the vegetation. 6. The state of the nutrients being decomposed and whether or not they have been mutated. I do not know if a mutated organism would be decomposed the same way as a non-mutated organism. Some of this article suggests that it is possible that the transmuted organisms would not continue to be harmful in the food chain :

                      Again, I may be wrong and may miss some info

                    • zogerke zogerke

                      jimson weed, datura stramonium, is a beautiful flower andis used as an ornamentsl in gardens from coast to coast. ive seen it in san francisco and many of my neighbors grow it in their front lawn and curbside in philadelphia, and it crows wild in corners of lots in nyc. it is illegal in some places due to toxicity. children handling the seeds, which look really cool, and then rubbing their eyes can be temporarily blinded. ingestion by children and and small animals of seeds and flower parts can be fatal. and it can be a hallucinogen. really interesting about this to remediate radiation in soil.

                    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                      On the subject of cleaning up the soil this book came to mind for me , also I am curious and going out on a limb but seeing that there are plants and fungi that accumulate rads more so than others can't this be used to clean up the mess . I am truly aware of the deadening In the soil being a very big problem could this be looked at or is it . Another question is do rads affect the cation exchange , I suppose if we killed the microbes all bets are off .

                      The earth moved :on the remarkable achievements of earthworms by Amy Stewart

                      Sent from my F-iPad

                  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                    Would radiation affect the cation exchange within the soil , alkalinity …acidity plant uptake . Ph

                    • zogerke zogerke

                      and, getting myself back on topic, i don't think this is going to help folk in japan right now, or HS kids…the problem is ongoing and intensifying and no amount of plant and soil remediation will do any good without stopping contamination at source. and stopping it at the source is technologically impossible right now. that is the nightmare.

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

             Japan using water bottles to shield students from radiation
                      I was thinking that maybe plants that can absorb radiation then rendering it less harmful could be grown indoors to reduce radiation levels indoors.

                      This can have everything to do with Japan and High School students, really. What about the same concept, except applied on a smaller scale so the average person can do everything possible to protect themselves from increased damage. I know it may not help that much, but it may reduce the suffering temporarily so that it isn't as bad as it could be. Maybe that is as good as it is ever going to get, so why not at least do something right?

                      My username is plankton_oxygen because I have been afraid that all the plankton in the ocean are being killed, which are the largest oxygen producers in the world. As far as I know, cannabis/hemp has the greatest rate of photosynthesis of plants on land, so maybe growing hemp indoors might not be such a bad idea. What about plankton preservation and farming??!! What if all the plankton die? We are not going to be able to breathe as well! The oxygen will be depleted from the mass die-off of plankton. That is what I am really worried about more than anything. Oxygen depletion makes it so the body can't fight off disease as well. That is why I think all the fish in the ocean are dying. Less plankton, less oxygen, more disease.

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

                      We need a soil expert here @ enenews. I have reached the limit to my knowledge with how soil functions with contamination. It would be a dream come true if there was a way to remediate the source contamination on a massive scale. Too bad it is basically wishful thinking at this point, unless someone wants to fund a large research project to determine what can be done. I am grateful that not all biological organisms on Earth are affected negatively by radiation. Maybe there is still a chance for life on earth. Maybe not life for humans. The great hope is that there will still be able to have life on this planet. Right now it does look like a grim nightmare.

                    • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen


                      "Radioresistance is the property of organisms that are capable of living in environments with very high levels of ionizing radiation.
                      Radioresistance is surprisingly high in many organisms, in contrast to previously held views. For example, the study of environment, animals and plants around the Chernobyl disaster area has revealed an unexpected survival of many species, despite the high radiation levels. A Brazilian study in a hill in the state of Minas Gerais which has high natural radiation levels from uranium deposits, has also shown many radioresistant insects, worms and plants.[1][2] Certain extremophiles, such as the bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans and the tardigrades can withstand acute doses of ionizing radiation on the order of 5,000 Gy.[3][4][5]"


                      "Polyextremophiles are well known for their ability to tolerate both high and low pH levels."

                • harengus_acidophilus

                  Some called it disinformation

                  "I am sharing information relevant to the subject of the comment whether or not it is accurate because I am still learning."

                  Next time, you better do your "beginners disclaimer"
                  on top of your suggestion.


            • Arizonan Arizonan

              This sounds like the WHO report which concluded that "the health prospects in the Chernobyl region look quite bright." In contrast to the voodoo science concluding only a few thyroid cancers resulted, please read Yablokov's fully referenced carefully edited compilation of real science in this area, published by the American Academy of Sciences. The conclusion is that nearly one million people have had negative health impacts from Chernobyl. Read! Keep an open mind, all ye pronukers! It's free:

            • GOM GOM

              plankton. "these populations have the potential to contribute to the scientific knowledge" so what have we really 'accomplished'? ABSOLULELY NOTHING….

        • We Not They Finally

          humpty-dumpty, I would respectfully suggest that you get used to "buckyballs." We could say "uranium-plutonium nanoclusters" but we also need to speak English to laypeople.

        • mairs mairs

          How about geodesic structures?

      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt


        The only way to heal this will be by mans enlightenment, and the knowledge & power that will happen because of it. It involves a transformation from the base-line of fear…to the base-line of love.

    • jonnyboy jonnyboy

      please provide some proof, like an article or something… otherwise you are just spraying fear.

    • rar777fuku

      you have got to be kidding me. you say this without any sort of report or data? BHAHAHA. i mean i am all down for getting rid of nuclear energy, but good god. really?

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      GOM — Either post the links to this "important" information, or do not post the information. We need scientific facts and info, not wild suppositions. If you cannot post links, the info is worse than useless.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    That's good that democracy live is working on it they have a large audience . Amy goodman is a good person and they are not funded by the industry so the reporting is untainted .

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan

    Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. They soon realized radiation readings varied widely, with some areas close to the disaster facing light contamination, depending on wind and geography, while others much further away showed higher readings. Safecast volunteers use Geiger counters and open-source software to measure the radiation, and then post the data online for anyone to access. Broadcasting from Tokyo, we are joined by Pieter Franken, co-founder of Safecast. "The first trip we made into Fukushima, it was an eye-opener. First of all, the radiation levels we encountered were way higher than what we had seen on television," Franken says. "We decided to focus on measuring every single street as our goal in Safecast, so for the last three years we have been doing that, and this month we are passing the 15 millionth location we have measured, and basically every street in Japan has been at least measured once, if not many, many more times."

    This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

    AMY GOODMAN: We’re joined right now by one of the founders of a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in 2011. They soon realized…

  • charlie3

    Thanks, Arnie.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Nuclear nation a must watch documentary , Amy's interview is hard to follow with all the translation goin on , the transcript is easier however but she continues to refer to clips from this doc nuclear nation so in my eyes and ears I would watch the doc then read the transcript . It will save hours of watching . I don't have time right now I have to go into the city to get provisions .

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    JANUARY 16, 2014

    Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

    TOKYO—“I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima. His story, headlined, “The Atomic Plague” appeared in the London Daily Express on Sept. 5, 1945. Burchett violated the U.S. military blockade of Hiroshima, and was the first Western journalist to visit that devastated city. He wrote: “Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.”

    Jump ahead 66 years, to March 11, 2011, and 600 miles north, to Fukushima and the Great East Japan Earthquake, which caused the tsunami. As we now know, the initial onslaught that left 19,000 people dead or missing was just the beginning. What began as a natural disaster quickly cascaded into a man-made one, as system after system failed at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of the six reactors suffered meltdowns, releasing deadly radiation into the atmosphere and the ocean.

    Three years later, Japan is still reeling from the impact of the disaster. More than 340,000 people became nuclear refugees, forced to abandon their homes and their livelihoods. Filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi directed the documentary “Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story.” In it, he follows refugees from the town of Futaba, where the Fukushima Daiichi plant is based, in the first year…

  • bo bo

    Again, when describing why passengers on the titanic died,

    You can say : 'some died from hypothermia, some died from drowning, some died from a sliding deck chair hitting them on the head'

    Or you can say : 'they died because the titanic sunk'

    Both statements are technically correct.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Three years later, Japan is still reeling from the impact of the disaster. More than 340,000 people became nuclear refugees, forced to abandon their homes and their livelihoods. Filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi directed the documentary “Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story.” In it, he follows refugees from the town of Futaba, where the Fukushima Daiichi plant is based, in the first year after the disaster. The government relocated them to an abandoned school near Tokyo, where they live in cramped, shared common areas, many families to a room, and are provided three box lunches per day. I asked Funahashi what prospects these 1,400 people had. “There’s none, pretty much. The only thing the government is saying is that [for] at least six years from the accident, you cannot go back to your own town,” he told me.

    The refugees were given permits to return home to collect personal items, but only for two hours. Like Wilfred Burchett, Funahashi had to violate the government’s ban on travel to a nuclear-devastated area in order to catch the poignant moments of one family’s return on film. He explained how the family gave him one of their four permits to take the trip: “I tried to negotiate with the government, and they didn’t give me any permission to go inside there. And no other independent journalist or documentary filmmakers got permission to go inside. But I got along very well with this family from Futaba,” he explained, and sneaked back on their short trip.


  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    The refugees were given permits to return home to collect personal items, but only for two hours. Like Wilfred Burchett, Funahashi had to violate the government’s ban on travel to a nuclear-devastated area in order to catch the poignant moments of one family’s return on film. He explained how the family gave him one of their four permits to take the trip: “I tried to negotiate with the government, and they didn’t give me any permission to go inside there. And no other independent journalist or documentary filmmakers got permission to go inside. But I got along very well with this family from Futaba,” he explained, and sneaked back on their short trip.

    The government’s refusal to grant Funahashi access is indicative of another significant problem that has emerged since the earthquake: secrecy. Japan’s conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, enacted a controversial state secrecy law early last December. Here in Tokyo, Sophia University Professor Koichi Nakano says of the new law, “Of course, it concerns primarily security issues and anti-terrorist measures. But … it became increasingly clear that the interpretation of what actually constitutes state secret could be very arbitrary and rather freely defined by government leaders. For example, anti-nuclear citizen movements can come under surveillance without their knowledge, and arrests can be made.”

    Since the nuclear disaster, a forceful grassroots movement has grown to permanently decommission all of Japan’s nuclear…

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Prime Minister Abe, leading the most conservative Japanese administration since World War II, wants to restart his country’s nuclear power plants, despite overwhelming public opposition. Public protests outside Abe’s official residence in Tokyo continue.

    “It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation,” Wilfred Burchett wrote, sitting in the rubble of Hiroshima in 1945. The two U.S. atomic-bomb attacks on the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have deeply impacted Japan to this day. Likewise, the triple-edged disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster will last for generations. The dangerous trajectory from nuclear weapons to nuclear power is now being challenged by a popular demand for peace and sustainability. It is a lesson for rest of the world as well.

    Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller.

    • We Not They Finally

      Abe is a war hawk from a notorious war hawk family. (Grandfather a notorious war criminal in WWII.) See Yoichi Shimatsu on him. He apparently still thinks that Japan should have won WW II. And was also apparently responsible for bringing the (then-illegal_ MOX fuel to Japan along with the Cheney cabal.

      Abe came back into power (he was PM before) with only 24.6% of the eligible voting public even going to the polls. But there is no unified or well-funded opposition against him.

      Bad enough having a monster determining Japan's fate internally. But this monster is unleashing it onto us all.

  • Socrates

    The Chernobyl studies.are a good indication of what might happen in Japan and elsewhere.

    It is difficult to determine the cause of the mortality and morbidity because of the spectrum of ill-effects.caused or aggravated by low dose but continuous exposures.

    The toll will mount and the causes will be disputed between Toxicologists and epidemiologists. Plan on Chernobyl Redux times 10.

    Some bad stuff is coming over here. Immunity is damaged. Get real!


    This reaction by Japan to ignore the radiation has anything to do with these health problems/deaths is no different than the United States government. Just look at the reaction of the U.S. government s current handing of the USS Ronald Regan crews exposure.

    Do not expect anything less when we have our own Fukushima with any one (or more) of the 100+ nuclear power plants we have. Anyone with any sense would want them all shutdown!

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      WWJD….Yes, all nuclear facilities and associated activities must cease worldwide and all focus should be on clean-up (whether or not that is possible.)

      • Arizonan Arizonan

        Containment and clean-up should be the main WORLD priorities for Fukushima and every other nuclear site on the planet. As you say, this is needed "whether or not" it is possible.

  • Nick

    Pancreatic cancer.




    Sudden cardiac arrest.

    Prone to injuries.

    Easy bruising.


    Brain tumor.

    Testicular cancer.

    Breast cancer.

    Radiation induced? Nah.


    I give Japan about 2 years. After that, the sorrow will be unbearable. Not sure how much time the rest of us have.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      After watching this video I am greatly saddened for all of humanity held hostage by governments/corporations (which are one in the same.)

    • GOM GOM

      I only know that the whole Pacific will be contaminated in a total of 6 years. We are 3 in…

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        Consider my hypothesis that Pacific 'hot spots' and the fish there are fully contaminated now, and that 3 more years to whole Pacific contamination may distract us from what is perhaps a need for immediate remediation or avoidance.

      • jonnyboy jonnyboy

        how do you know this…… please GOM, you are being reactionary and spreading your fear around…


          technically speaking, jonnyboy, the Pacific is already heavily contaminated from Fukushima's radioactive effluents. The ongoing reports of massive die-offs of Pacific ocean sea life, is evidence that GOM's being extremely conservative in their projections. As we've not witnessed such large fatalities in sea life, before, or registered rad-contamination in areas as far away as Alaska, you'd be safe in concluding we're looking at the demise of the Pacific. Now, I'm not saying we are; but stating that the Pacific ocean is doomed, is far from being reactionary…

        • We Not They Finally

          GOM is being "reactionary"? More like "pro-active"! Even Chris Busby (who is a cautious scientist and needed credible proof) is now saying that the rapid destruction of the Pacific is "truly terrifying."

          It's there for anyone to see. No one is telling you to be afraid — just to LOOK, please.

          • harengus_acidophilus


            "GOM is being "reactionary"?"
            A person, who uses the term "kommie" with
            intention to insult is reactionary.

            Using verbal stences from the cold war era
            is not a sign of an open mind.

            What a pitty …


        • Arizonan Arizonan

          How do we know what, Johnny? Please ask specifically for the information you need. We have lots of scientific references to back things up. Crowd-sourcing rocks. But your question is too vague. What exactly are you referring to?

        • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

          There is fear here in the truth about this train wreck.

          Fear is spread much less when the truth is involved.

          Fear of the unknown is much worse…leading to ALL sorts of speculation…which breads more fear.

          Fear is an interesting thing as it is THE process that we are controlled by.

          • name999 name999

            thank you for stating that so clearly. Fear is an alarm system that we learn from. There is more to fear than fear itself…

    • Gasser Gasser

      @ Nick

      Zager & Evens; In the Year 2525

      Before you read go here first for the gist of it.


      In the year 2011

      Man is still alive

      And woman has survived

      They may find

      In the year 2012

      NRC gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie

      Everything you think, do and say
Is in the eavesdropping they took of you today

      In the year 2013

      You may lose your health, and start saying family good by's
You won't find an uncontaminated thing to chew

      Nobody's gonna look at you

      In the year 2014

      Your arms hangin' limp at your sides

      Your legs got nothin' to do

      Some electric wheelchair's doin' that for you

      In the year 2015

      You won't have a healthy husband, won't have a healthy wife

      You'll see your deformed son, and your daughter too

      From the side of a long glass decontamination tube


      • Gasser Gasser

        In the year 2016

If God's a-coming, it will to radioactive to come here by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say

        "Guess it's time for the judgement day"

        In the year 2017

God is gonna shake His mighty head
He'll say "I'm pissed where man has been"

        Shit! tear this waste down, and start again

        In the year 2018

        I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give

        And he ain't put back nothing

        Now it's been only 7 highly radioactive years

Man has spent Quad trillion'$ and cried a billion tears
For what?, money, he always knew

        Now man's reign is through

        But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight

        So very far away

        He'll pollute it too someday

        In the year 2019

        If man is……s~t~i~l~l a~l~~i~~~v~~~~~

        ~Gasser Classic~

        • bo bo

          Another classic

        • 4Yahshua

          1~18~5995 (out of 6000)
          Sabbath in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

          VVERY CLEVER! We pray that Yahshua the Messiah returns before The Day of Atonement, 2018, the end of the 120th Jubilee year.
          He would do this in order to save the righteous. Ever since 1968 I have been hoping and praying for His return. There will be blood moons beginning this year. My present hope is that he will return on The Day of Atonement, 2015. 2 + 1 + 5 = 8 Eight is the Hebrew number of completeness. There needs to be at least one final year of trouble ( long called "The Day of Jacob's Trouble"!)
          Those saved and sealed in the Father and His Son (Yahweh and Yahshua) survive forever. Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah!

      • name999 name999

        I sang the whole thing;-]]

    • deaddolphins simonhhh

      …..followed by mass evacuation…..2020 Olympics some sort of sadistic twisted political theater…

    • name999 name999

      I'm sure it can get worse, the sorrow. But it is already pretty bad now. Not that I can't function or that it is disabling (at this time), but lots changed already…happening now.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The Nuclear Industry is.. Out of Control! 🙁

  • dka

    Can't they vote for another mayor and another governor?
    Or the even the population is still totally brainwashed to the point they will "elect" the death of their neighbours, ignoring their own is also closer to the end and without any possible help from their subjugated health system?

  • GQR2

    Medical collusion, enables a "soft"despotism. Its not that easy to vote someone out, when they now have laws against journalism, and claim National Security at the drop of a hat. (stinking rotten cap of Fascism) Don't forget Abe's verbal slip up saying he would "lie like the Nazis", Its what he said and he meant it. If he is eating Fuuppity Produce he will be getting sick shortly,way before the Olympics.

    Abe and his cobal have been around a long time, he resigned in 2007 only to be voted back in, imagine how smug he must feel. Well smug or not if he eats the Sushi and the produce, Radiation doesn't discriminate.

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      GQR2: And karma can be a real bitch.

      • myau

        Yes, indeed! Karma will come around,and would be precipitated by one man &one man's(Abe) action alone. I truly believe Casey's prediction that the whole of Japan island will sink, when and how, no one knows. Call it mother nature's ultimate solution for Fuku or divine intervention or whatever you believe in, I only hope the general population of Japan will evacuate to any country willing to accept them, maybe the US, plenty of vacant land here, but they got to do it fast, pronto before it is too late! Karma will be a real "beach",calm and peaceful after the sinking that is! Peace.

  • wa6smn wa6smn

    I have a 62 year old house mate who just got hit with shingles around Dec 20. If you have had chicken pox, the radiation weakened immune system is ripe for a shingles outbreak. He is very miserable.

    • GQR2

      Its horribly painful, and brought on if your immune system is compromised and it can linger for a long long time. Your poor roomie !

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Heart Attack




    Thyroid Cancer

    And many others

  • GQR2

    In Japan many doctors abort on the birth table the defects are so profound, i wonder if this tracking will hinder doctors here from doing what is necessary in some cases. This could/will result in horrors beyond what the public has even been predicatively programed for. Taking care of the Fuku babies is going to be an unbelievable excercise for society. It will not be like any movie or book they ever saw.

  • pkjn

    Mayor of Town That Hosted Fukushima Nuclear Plant Says He Was Told: “No Accident Could Ever Happen”
    JANUARY 17, 2014 Democracy Now!
    There are 59 children with thyroid cancer and there are hundreds more on the way. Fukushima is NOT livable, and Japanese Government says so. The radiation level is still very high.

    Japanese Government ignores all the problems we’re having. There are many young people between 15 and 19 in Fukushima who are in high school who have died suddenly. But Japanese Government NEVER recognized it — Japanese Government will NEVER recognize it as being caused by the radiation.

    Another huge issue is those who are forced to live within Fukushima do NOT have access to full health measurement. They’re also told that any diseases that they have is NOT caused by the radiation. The Fukushima disaster is a disaster on international level — so Japanese Government needs to really recognize this.

  • "dka
    January 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Reply

    Can't they vote for another mayor and another governor?
    Or the even the population is still totally brainwashed to the point they will "elect" the death of their neighbours, ignoring their own is also closer to the end and without any possible help from their subjugated health system?"

    The people of Japan are locked into the same matrix we are, that of lies, human trafficking and death for profit. They are no more or less brainwashed than the population here is. Most people dont even care the nations govt here is privately owned and markets death as a way to a buck. Voting for the lesser of two evils over the last 237 years here sure doesn't grant us a better view of things.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      AlreadyCD….there are many people who see the USA is only another corporation using and abusing humanity.

      • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

        newsblackoutUSA: and many people living in the USA agree with you. So you must be referring to the government industrial complex? But this is what happens when you don't remain vigilant. Evil wins when good people do nothing. Do you know of Miyamoto Musashi?

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          Syke…agreed…this weekend I am out talking with people and handing out flyers. Oh yes…the great Samurai…I believe in self reliance…studied martial arts…ishin ryu…The Book of Five Rings was required reading.

          • No Immediate Danger No Immediate Danger

            newsblackoutUSA: Good for you (and us)!

          • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

            newsblackoutUSA: uechi ryu myself – about 5 years. What struck me about Miyamoto is his practicality. He wasn't your typical samurai. He said, "honor the gods but don't trust them".

        • name999 name999

          Eva Moses Kors…

          "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    No reading necessary. Close the eyes shut the mouth seal the ears. The truths will be revealed. It is time for the universe to speak. Long gone are the days for debate. Make your peace. There are many planes to be traveled….look inside.

  • InJapan

    I live here in Japan…less than 100 miles from this mess and have done so for the past 20 years. I was here during the earthquake and the meltdowns and remained at home monitoring the radiation levels as they began to skyrocket upwards all the while listening to repeated Japanese government officials and collaborators denying that this was so. They are still denying it and the people are happy to believe them.
    I read this website every day and am thankful for it providing information about what is happening here. I can assure you that not much is reported here and for most Japanese people the disaster doesn't exist. They just pretend that nothing is happening and they prefer to remain ignorant. As long as it is happening to someone else they could care less. Sorry, but this is the truth as I experience it everyday working for a large Japanese corporation even though they have children and are living and working a short distance from the contamination zone. Nobody talks about it and nobody cares. When I show them info that contradicts the gov't line they just look at me as if I were a leper or something. I'm rocking the boat and that is frowned on in Japanese society.

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      InJapan: hello. I'm very curious. If you show them videos, for example of japanese themselves displaying anger over what's happened to them, farmers and mayors, they aren't concerned?

      Can you say what city you're in?

    • bo bo

      Welcome, InJapan.
      My sister lived in Chiba until last year, and shocked all around her when she moved to Australia to protect her 4 year old son. When she announced her move, she says some who she didn't expect to 'know', some who on the surface played dumb sheep, came to her later privately and confess 'if I could move, I would do the same as you'

      Our family was torn apart with my parents criticizing my sister for being a 'mean mother for uprooting the family and being irresponsible, selfish'. It causes so much discord I cannot mention or discuss fukushima with them anymore, we just talk about the weather.

      My brother in tokyo is experiencing fatigue and dizzy spells. Although not sure if that is radiation related, he had CFS and had kicked it off pre fuku, but post fuku, symptoms returned. My mother has suffered pneumonia several times and was hospitalized.

      I have friends in japan who laughed when I told them over the phone that my sister had moved to australia because of fukushima, yet also on that same phone call, mention how her child has been having diarrhea and difficulty healing wounds. Later in the year, her father passed away while taking a walk.

      People die, and fall sick, so this is all normal. Maybe not.
      There is no way to tell of these things at the moment.

    • I'm sorry InJapan

      It must be frustrating, especially when one considers the children unnecessarily exposed.

      It is a hard road. I wish you strength.

    • We Not They Finally

      InJapan, thank you for posting and your voice is needed. It is unimagineable that this horrible thing is happening right in Japan and people would still be indifferent. But then again, we don't exactly have an "awake" population in the U.S. either.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Alas, the apathy you are discovering among the people in Japan is also the case for people living in some of the most heavily contaminated sites in the US, like Hanford, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Paducah, Piketon, Portsmouth, Pantex. Humans seem to have an automatic shutdown system when it comes to forces that are overwhelmingly powerful or grief-inducing. People outside the Chernobyl exclusion zone still pick mushrooms and blueberries and blackberries, because that is what they have always done. How do humans adapt to something they can't see, hear, touch or smell (usually)? Typical was the dismissive response of a Yucca Mountain local who said, "Well we ain't glowed yet." The nuclear industry both induces paralysis, ignorance and apathy and depends upon them. Still, I believe in the power of public education. We might as well keep going. We have plenty of time to educate people. The half life of plutonium-239 is 24,000 years. And no, I do not believe we are all going to die either soon or rapidly. We could learn from the experience of other people in radiation contamination zones like Rongelap. We will just keep going downhill, getting sicker and more tired, at earlier ages, just like Madame Curie's fate, writ large across humanity.

      • Socrates

        That comment says it all. Time – released death based on ignorance is a killer. The nuclear grim repeater cometh for sure.

    • name999 name999

      welcome InJapan, looking forward to your reports and posts.

  • InJapan

    Some people are shocked and say that these things are terrible but a few minutes later seem to they have forgotten about it and are laughing it up over some silly ringtone they have downloaded.

    Bread and circuses.

    • Mark Wonclunker

      Thank you for your first-hand information, even though it is truly terrifying.

      There is a Japanese retired couple in my condo. They spend about 30% of the time here and the rest in Japan. Mentioning Fukushima to them is a social disaster.

      • bo bo

        Exactly. How do you discuss it without being 'rude'?

        Even here, I get stared at for being 'rude', for bringing up such a heavy topic on a sunny day. I get stares like 'what the f#$ k is wrong with you !!!??'

        • bo bo

          It usually starts with blinking, then the subtle physical 'pull-away', followed by the 'head-to-toe' glare.

          • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

            bo: I've always wondered about Honne and Tatemae would work in a situation where you have to discuss serious personal subjects. I understand manners of course, don't put your chopsticks in your food straight up, etc. But it's taken to the extreme I think. It could mean peoples lives.

          • Arizonan Arizonan

            Sometimes the eyes glaze over, the feet shift uncomfortably…..

          • name999 name999

            good description…

      • artika rama

        people have to put aside all the tradiation / honour / politenes whatever and start to think about the health of those people ,, specially young people living in a highly contaminated disaster area. Most experts say at least 70 -80 km s from fukushima should be evacuated and still people are sent to live in those areas. This will have consequences . Lot of people will get sick . Its a criminal act .
        Call for japanese people : get out of there if you care about your families / children .

    • GQR2

      Yes InJapan madness on a global scale.

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      I so appreciate you telling your story, InJapan, and you too, Bo. The first hand experience really drives home the stories presented to us here and for me, because we aren't seeing illness numbers here we can link to Fukushima, make it more real.

      If it makes you feel any better about the way people around you can act like there is no emergency, I have read in great depth and expect a global financial crisis. I read ene several times/day and have monitoring groups on my Facebook Feed. I had been sounding the alarm about Fukushima and worries about it.

      For my efforts, I have almost lost my closest friends. Both have taken to implying I'm mentally feeble for believing anything I read on the internet. And that is exactly why I have formulated a nice little sheeple mask out in public. But it is just that, a mask. If I could find a public group to be a part of, I would be there in a NY minute. The reality is, despite all the mythology about personal freedoms in the US, there is unbelievable pressure to conform to groupthink here too, at least in the area I happen to live right now.

      • GOM GOM

        Phil. Yours is the most insightful post I have read in a long time. I don't speak to people anymore. They scare me. Oh, I have tried to bring up this or that. Went over like a lead balloon. So I educate myself and keep up by coming to sites like this or this: The guy who owns this site is a genius when it comes to real world issues. And for comic relief regarding mass stupidity, Mark Dice videos. He recently did one in Cali asking people about high radiation readings in Half Moon Beach [they live there] They actually got pissed off or started laughing! Yeah, I know exactly how you feel.

        • GOM GOM

          Phil: You will have to punch it in or find it. They are screwing with prepper websites and his is a treasure-trove of real info…Recently, you couldn't even find the site. It was gone for days.

      • be strong. please. i will be, too. i have found this community to be very supportive, and not in that fake superficial way that i privately feel is one of the Roots of Evil in this world. I know I will and would do what I could to help, share what I know, who I know, what I have experienced. surely you feel by now you are not alone; though of course it may seem small consolation when compared to flesh-and-blood bullshit, i have found time and again that internet family 'blood' is thickest of all, and hop you are blessed with similar discoveries.

        i am responding to Phil in particular, but you all must know I extend the above to all the enenewsers who are neither bots nor trolls. do not let yourself wonder struggle or suffer alone, without at least seeing if there is help. as an example, my email address is on my website, and I am also on twitter (@femalefaust); i check both at least weekly. write me if you want to, even if a short note. if i cannot handle it do not see it or cannot help, i will tell you, which is not so much rejection (at least the way I see it) as it is having chosen the wrong tool for the job. On the other hand, and more likely in my experience, the quick reaffirmation that WE ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM (or the precipitate) might be what we need.

        • "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." — Ben Franklin. Substitute 'glow' or something more fitting, for accuracy.

          BTW, I make really kick-ass tea, and most f not all who have had my coffee say its the best they have had; am an awesome cook. this is by way of invitation, pending verification that we are who we say we are (don't ask how this is done), that once we speak we still want to meet, that you do not have sociopathic axe-wielding nutjob episodes, and, unless i have cleaned up by then, that you don't mind the clutter…

          i would think i am not alone in making such an offer…..

          (p.s typo in the last — of course i meant "and HOPE you are blessed with similar discoveries." )

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The taught disconnect with our natural world that this current Zeitgeist Matrix has achieved with the world's populations is simply mind blowing~! 🙁

    We add to this radiation contamination problem/mess daily! 🙁

    WE have reached the tipping point and nobody cares….

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      We care, Obewan, and many others across the globe care. Life will not go down without a fight, and it will continue in some small corner of wilderness, on some continent, somewhere, for the foreseeable future. The nuclear boys and their toys are not as powerful as they would like us to believe.

      • GOM GOM

        Arizonan: We are witnessing major life extinction events of all living things on Earth within 30-40 years. Arctic methane release, carbon dioxcide increases/releases, and now massive radiation. The events now unfolding are so monumental and catastrophic that we can now number the days we've left…

  • charlie3

    Or perhaps they are just playing the violin as Rome burns…

  • GQR2

    If people want to live in a dream world there is no way to stop them. They shut down, i have never seen this effect in my decades. A place where people do not want it discussed. The delusion collusion abides no intrusion. So if they think the truth is rude, then i guess, for myself i will only stick with true allies. It does get lonely. out there. And people are rude right back – they don't want to discuss it. Don't want to know. The stupid phones are mesmerizing.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Excellent! This is another term for bat-shit crazy! 🙂

      "The delusion collusion abides no intrusion!"

      • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

        Yes, nice. The "delusion collusion"; foreigners think that our ruling class is like the "borg."

        Foreigners don't "hate us for our freedom"; rather, they think we're pathetic slaves for picking up our own dog's poop in little bags.

        Truth is, they hate us for underpaying their rulers for their resources.

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        'The no intrusion delusion collusion'. It's everywhere I'd like to deliver the FDNPP news.

  • GQR2

    i have gotten the gulp and then the hairy eye ball upon the mention of fukushiva.

    • skizexq skizexq

      kinda like the subject of what happened to building 7?
      yes, rolly poly eyes, usually upward …and a cold air emanating from those who can't handle such paradigm shifting info…like op gladio or so on and so forth.

  • Jebus Jebus

    It seems theres a rush to get there first, with the miracle cure…

    Novartis employees may have violated trial protocol in Japan

    Employees of Novartis Pharma K.K. (NPKK) transferred some data from research centers to a Tokyo hospital when that data should have been sent directly without first passing through Novartis hands, according to a report by Japanese broadcaster NHK that was picked up by the Wall Street Journal.

    "NPKK is currently investigating the allegations," Novartis said in a statement.

    The data was from a not yet fully enrolled 55-patient trial testing the Novartis cancer drug Tasigna, the company said.

    The feeding frenzy, has only just begun…

    • Jebus Jebus

      Only just begun…

      "Novartis Pharma K.K. is aware of the media report regarding a small investigator-initiated clinical study … conducted to assess side effects in patients with chronic myelocytic leukemia," Novartis said in a statement.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Jebus, yes the feeding frenzy has begun and when you get a chance check the history of Novartis,

        I researched these people many years ago…scary stuff!

        • Jebus Jebus

          Yep, They only need one more K…

          • earthsmith earthsmith

            Hello jebus and all , the cancer crack addiction is in full swing. The medical machine loves to play heroes. I forking hate heroes.
            so fake is their ideology.
            So pumped up is their ego.
            Just like the nuclearcrats.
            They have been sleeping together for decades.
            If there were heroes they would be plants,trees,oceans and bees,algae,bacteria and the amazing molecular structures that allow us to exist.
            Yet they never wanted to be, much less ever called, heroes.
            They only wanted to co-exist. The something humans can't figure out.
            We seem to be able to co-exist only in mutual destruction

          • name999 name999

            Jebus, one more K indeed! Predatory blood in the streets investment capitalism.

  • Arizonan Arizonan


  • earthsmith earthsmith

    I can't wait for the first radiation vaccine to be approved.

    • artika rama

      earthsmith I dont think it s possible earthsmith . No vaccines , no medicine , no antidotes nothing 🙁 Wish it was though i would be one of the first people to apply for it >

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        Artika rama…I know just my lame humor. be well

        • artika rama

          earthsmith 🙂 When it comes to radiation nothing surprises me anymore :),, i sometimes meet people who never heard anything about radiation and they just ask for info .
          Lame or not lame , some humor is good 🙂 otherwise we would go crazy right 🙂 . Thanks , you too 🙂

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    All the diseases ' have already been laid upon us . As we know they have just been biding time till the immune systems' start to collapse thanks to the safe lo level rads . I live in W.I. now and can see and feel the effects already. If you have lead a somewhat clean and healthy active live you know when the body is not right. Muscle spasms,weakness, rashes,diarrhea, persistent coughs. My lilac trees have had white spots and film for the past two years, the pines look mangy . There are still birds,chipmumk, and rabbits….though far fewer. Plus Lacrosse W.I. has its own dirty little secret. I think this is why I see high readings in Madison whenever I check.
    I am no fear mongerer .
    I have cleaned many a river and park n the chemical bowels of Queens and Brooklyn.
    The color and stench of the gawanus canal can not be explained

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      We wore full suit and masks. It eventually became a super fund site.
      In the 80s divers could not go in the Hudson or east river w/out full mesh covering there wet suits so the suits would not get cut on all the debris and potentially die from infection!
      Also please understand the supplements you take. They work synergisticly as one can not work w/out the other. You can do just as much harm this way. Though there will ne no clean source for supplements very shortly. Dr. Mercola is a vast wealth of knowledge for this. peace

    • GOM GOM

      earthsmith. I remember the stench, smelled it only once. Worse than Jersey. This area had tanneries, paint factories, chemical plants..nice looking houses. Residents all dead. Isn't this the most polluted body of water in the US? And you cleaned around it? Speechless.

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        GOM. Yes it was devoid of all life. The people and lawyers of the environmental groups that fought the agencies and corporations deserve alot credit for getting it going. I was a doer for the earth which for as long as I can remember is where I always was….hands in the dirt arms and legs around a tree. Last time I revisited the canal was 2005..drastically improved there were even seagulls. There was insane talk of turning old warehouses into loft spaces. I don't know what happened with that. Seemingly eons of cleaning up after others while they laugh can have an exasperating toll on the spirit. I have been renergizing my soul for sometime now but fuku has awoke me from my slumber and along with it Iam reaching madness at a dizzying pace.
        Life will always be worth fighting for. take care.

  • weeman

    You cannot blame all cancer on radiation it is only part of the story.
    3000 mummies from ancient Egypt and south America were examined only five showed signs of cancer, things change during the industrial revolution and cancers has continued to rise since.
    Nice article here,

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      Weeman , absolutely…and now they are saying genetics wich is partly true because we are far enough down the road that the dna mutations are being passed along the family tree. Liability anyone?

      • Mack Mack

        CANCER —>

        >> In 1969, the "legal average dose that peaceful atomic energy programs" were "permitted to deliver to the U.S. Population" was .17 rads.

        At .17 rads, Dr. Gofman estimated there would be 32,000 fatal-cancers-plus-leukemias per year, EVERY year.

        Today the background radiation is .62 rads, which is approx. 3.7 times the .17 rad amount that Dr. Gofman referenced.

        So, multiply 32,000 by 3.7 and you get 118,400 fatal-cancers-plus-leukemias per year, EVERY year.

        It gets worse…

        >> “This dosage, 0.17 rads per year for average exposure, is a "guideline" of allowable dosage set by the Federal Radiation Council, an organization established in 1959 by President Eisenhower. This guideline in no way suggests that everyone should or does receive 0.17 rads per year. Rather, it states that no individual shall receive more than 0.5 rads per year nor shall the average dose exceed 0.17 rads.”

        In the U.S., we are receiving 3.7 TIMES the .17 amount and 12% over the 0.5 amount which the Federal Radiation Council established in 1959.

        It gets worse…

        >> At .17 rads, Dr. Linus Pauling (two-time Nobel prize winner) estimated 96,000 extra fatal-cancer-plus-leukemias per year.

        With today’s background levels of .62 rads, this would equate to an additional fatal-cancers-plus-leukemias per year of 336,000.

        Just from background radiation.

  • Nick

    "I can't deal with Fukushima now, can we talk about something else?"

    Planet earth will be dealing with Fukushima' legacy until our sun becomes a red giant, eons.

    Kinda hard not to deal with eternity.

    Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • And the people keep dying and dying and dying and dying….

    Fukushima Research blog on articles and videos since 3-11-11

    • GOM GOM

      uwantsun. Scrolled down on link to The Battle Of Fukushima. Watched only 10 minutes of it and plan to watch it all [have to go out] AND show it to my teen. Now I see how the water flows through the plant. And as for those brave women? I am planning something big too. This needs to be shouted. I am not going to die like a friggin hermit. Hiding and scared. Dying like a worm in the sun. My horror? That my kids get sick and die, like theirs did. How the hell did we arrive at this place?

    • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

      uwantsun in the first video on that link, I can't believe that after poisoning the world with their nuclear disaster,Japanese officials are going to Hungary to do a sales pitch for their nuclear program. Incredible, it makes me so angry after everything that's happened and ongoing. No country should be building nuclear plants. What madness. I guess the thinking is who cares since we're all screwed and there's not stopping it. Might as well make as much money before we die they figure. I feel like this is a dream, a nightmare. It can't be really happening.

      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

        I think you are right, Sadbuttrue. That is probably exactly what they are thinking. What a horrible attitude and disgraceful behavior being exhibited by these saddening, immoral people. It is worse than a suspense-thriller movie. It is completely mind blowing.

        • Sam Sam

          Been reading your posts. keep researching.
          good information. you might want to put
          in some calls to some soil specialists as
          top notch agricultural colleges. (UC Davis,
          Rutgers etc… one thing leads to another.
          When 3-11 happened I read all I could on
          soil remediation. did think of growing
          sunflowers for remediation but did not do
          due to issues of handling and disposal.
          instead embarked on soil building with
          compost, fine charcoal, potassium and gyspum
          supplementation. your questions about what
          happens to the ecology of soil web due to
          radiation are important.

          • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

            I also had the idea of using Aquaponics systems to remediate radiation from water possibly. Thank you for your comment about soil building. A nutrition instructor tells me there is nothing more important than composting and soil building. I don't care if anyone steals my ideas. Please do steal my ideas and try to help us all.

  • pkjn

    Tokyo Electric lied about danger level at Fukushima- US Marine poisoned by radiation
    16 January, 2014 Voice of Russia

    False hopes based on the fact that Tokyo Electric misrepresented the whole Fukushima disaster saying that United States ship is safe which sadly gives United States ship this false sense of security that United States ship is in a safe operating zone.
    United States ship effectively went through a radioactive plume that was released by Tokyo Electric.

    United States Ship Marines are dealing with diseases such as tumors or testicular cancer or leukemia.
    Radiation affects everybody differently based on their genetic makeup. Some people may never see a symptom; other people may see symptoms sooner. Some people may see symptoms 20 years later, just like in the Chernobyl disaster when folks developed cancer 20 years later.

    • harengus_acidophilus

      Think about it!

      "which sadly gives United States ship this false sense of security that United States ship is in a safe operating zone"

      A military ship with 2 own reactors and lot of professional measurement equipment und well trained service men …

      Do you really think they planned their
      actions by asking a japanese company?

      Is this the way how military works?



    pkjn: not 20 years bioaccumulation will ramp up. Seeing sealife dying en masse. Next up? US. Semper Fi

  • If anyone knows kids from this area, let their parents know that they can take zeolite immediately and get the radiation out of their bodies as fast as they can. It will rid the body of radiation poisoning quickly.

  • isogoodhumans

    Highly radioactive Japanese food exports on your dinner plate?

    Highly likely, and its all legal, thanks to the FDA: