TV: Nuclear workers “stripped naked, soaked in sweat… gasping for air” — “My teeth started breaking off” — “It’s as if they are the living dead” — “Democracy destroyed in areas where nuclear power exists” (VIDEO)

Published: January 20th, 2014 at 9:08 pm ET


Channel 4 (UK) ‘Nuclear Ginza’ Part II, Kenji Higuchi, 1995:

Kenji Higuchi, photographer: I’ll never forget what it was like the heat and the darkness, workers stripped naked soaked in sweat, they stood in an oxygen tent gasping for air. […]

Kunio Murai, nuclear worker: My teeth started breaking off, bit by bit. I don’t have any upper teeth now […] my hair fell out. […]

Higuchi: I have met people who have bled from the gums, ears, nose. Who have been violently sick and suffer from diarrhea immediately after being exposed. They suffer from profound lethargy. The way they explain it, it is as if they are the living dead, only from the outside do they look normal. Damage to the testes and to the eyes is common. Chronic anemia, tumors of the skin,, thyroid, bone, larynx, pharynx and lung. Loss of teeth and hair, low immunity to infection, accelerated aging, depression, anxiety […]

At 4:00 in

Higuchi: The laborers are still in the hands of labor bosses and the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza.

At 6:00 in

Higuchi: So you were against building the power station?

Local: Of course, anyone with a brain would have been.

At 10:30 in

Temple resident: Unfortunately, in Japan, the sad reality is that democracy has been destroyed in the areas where nuclear power exists.

Watch Part II of the broadcast here

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Published: January 20th, 2014 at 9:08 pm ET


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78 comments to TV: Nuclear workers “stripped naked, soaked in sweat… gasping for air” — “My teeth started breaking off” — “It’s as if they are the living dead” — “Democracy destroyed in areas where nuclear power exists” (VIDEO)

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    What is one to say when the Yakuza boss comes to recruit you?

    "No, I will not go." A street thug comes and picks you off. You die.

    "Yes, I'll go." Then you go to work in the nuclear plant, and you die.

    Now we begin continue to see the human side to this story.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      The Yakuza boss would send an underling. But you would get the message, loud and clear. An offer you cannot refuse.

      • HoTaters
        January 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm · Reply

        The Yakuza boss would send an underling. But you would get the message, loud and clear. An offer you cannot refuse.
        The Indians have invited Abe to be the Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2014:
        Nuclear Collusion:

        Read what is in store for the indian nuclear programme during normal operations in view of our high population density by google search at Kudankulam and cancer deaths. Table 1 there shows that for a total nuclear capacity of 33744 MW at Kudankulam,Kaiga,Kovvada, Jaitapur and Ghorakhpur, non performing expenditure is generated to the tune of Rs12 lakh Crores at Rs20350 Cr for the Haryana nuke park. Energy audit shows that society outside the nuclear industry incurs at least 5 times the energy delivered to the society during the entire life time of the plant! See by google search energy audit of the indian nuclear programme. Note that an expenditure equal to that for the nuke park alone is generated for each of the following items: Transmission and Distribution, requisite hydro generating capacity for stability of grid,waste storage and decommissioning and management.
        During normal operations of the nuclear fuel cycle, every year at least 87400 excess cancer deaths are estimated due to these nuclear parks in Table 1. Kejriwal sanctioned Rs 1 Crore compensation to the family of a policeman who died during a raid on a drug mafia recently,…

        • Contd from navilu
          January 21, 2014 at 2:29 am

          During normal operations of the nuclear fuel cycle, every year at least 87400 excess cancer deaths are estimated due to these nuclear parks in Table 1. Kejriwal sanctioned Rs 1 Crore compensation to the family of a policeman who died during a raid on a drug mafia recently, cites newsreports. At this rate reparations for these ensured perfect mass murders EVERY YEAR would be Rs 87400 Cr. 20 year reactor operation reparations would be Rs 1.75 lakh Cr. What a perfect deliberate genocide! It is 37 Bhopal immediate deaths worth @ 2259 persons every year! Hope the Reserve Bank of India takes note of the staggering non performing assets generated and nuke wastes generated and associated omnicide and issues a decree outlawing nukes forthwith.

          • Arizonan Arizonan

            Right on, Navilu! Thankyou for sharing this. Few Americans are aware of the aggressive nuclear-plant-building program India is engaged in, nor of the lengthy and valiant resistance struggle at Koodankulan, nor of the recent protests when India's Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the new plant in Haryana. Mr Abe and his militaristic Yakuza, meanwhile, have been aggressively selling the wonders of Japanese nuclear technology to India, no doubt greasing a few palms along the way. Nuclear technology is not welcome in India or anywhere else, you insane fools! All high courts should demand an immediate ban on this technology based on radiation evidence that has existed since the 1950s. See Alice Stewart.

    • OldFool

      Hair loss, if due to radiation, implies exposure to at least 300 REM. They will also develop cancer most likely. Leukemia could appear within 2 years.

      • harengus_acidophilus

        REM is outdated



        • Angela_R

          harengus – REM is the US measurement for a radiation dose.

          • Southbound Southbound

            Yes, but it's out dated and no one really uses it. Use Sieverts or Greys, at least

            • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

              NY State still does, apparently:

              All of the test data measured and reported to the companies I worked for were expressed in R/min

            • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

              They'll be going to BPM soon I think (Bananas Per Minute).

            • All American nuclear operations and NRC/DoE use Rem, though they'll convert to Sieverts if you like. Easy – 300 Rem is 3 Sieverts. A mere "3" sure sounds a lot less harmful than "300" doesn't it? It's not.

            • clamshellernh clamshellernh

              This is a good place to go to learn for the layman , it has great charts and explanations

              Sent from my F-iPad
              Measuring Ionising Radiation
              Grays and Sieverts
              The human senses cannot detect radiation or discern whether a material is radioactive. However, a variety of instruments can detect and measure radiation reliably and accurately.
              The amount of ionising radiation, or 'dose', received by a person is measured in terms of the energy absorbed in the body tissue, and is expressed in gray. One gray (Gy) is one joule deposited per kilogram of mass.
              Equal exposure to different types of radiation expressed as gray do not however necessarily produce equal biological effects. One gray of alpha radiation, for example, will have a greater effect than one gray of beta radiation. When we talk about radiation effects, we therefore express the radiation as effective dose, in a unit called the sievert (Sv).
              Regardless of the type of radiation, one sievert (Sv) of radiation produces the same biological effect.
              Smaller quantities are expressed in 'millisievert' (one thousandth) or 'microsievert' (one millionth) of a sievert. We will use the most common unit, millisievert (mSv), here.
              What are the health risks from ionising radiation?
              It has been known for many years that large doses of ionising radiation, very much larger than background levels, can cause a measurable increase…

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh


                What are the health risks from ionising radiation?
                It has been known for many years that large doses of ionising radiation, very much larger than background levels, can cause a measurable increase in cancers and leukemias ('cancer of the blood') after some years delay. It must also be assumed, because of experiments on plants and animals, that ionising radiation can also cause genetic mutations that affect future generations, although there has been no evidence of radiation-induced mutation in humans. At very high levels, radiation can cause sickness and death within weeks of exposure – see Table.

                The degree of damage caused by radiation depends on many factors – dose, dose rate, type of radiation, the part of the body exposed, age and health, for example. Embryos including the human fetus are particularly sensitive to radiation damage.
                But what are the chances of developing cancer from low doses of radiation? The prevailing assumption is that any dose of radiation, no matter how small, involves a possibility of risk to human health. However there is no scientific evidence of risk at doses below about 50 millisievert in a short time or about 100 millisievert per year (40 times average annual dose from natural background). At lower doses and dose rates, up to at least 10 millisieverts per year (4 times average background), the evidence suggests that beneficial effects are…

                • clamshellernh clamshellernh


                  Types of Ionising Radiation
                  Here we are concerned mainly with ionising radiation from the atomic nucleus. It occurs in two forms, rays and particles, at the high frequency end of the energy spectrum.
                  Ionising radiation produces electrically-charged particles called ions in the materials it strikes. This process is called ionisation. In the large chemical molecules of which all living things are made, the changes caused may be biologically important.

                  There are several types of ionising radiation:

                  X-rays and gamma rays, like light, represent energy transmitted in a wave without the movement of material, just as heat and light from a fire or the sun travels through space. X-rays and gamma rays are virtually identical except that X-rays are generally produced artificially rather than coming from the atomic nucleus. But unlike light, X-rays and gamma rays have great penetrating power and can pass through the human body. Mass in the form of concrete, lead or water are used to shield us from them.
                  Alpha particles consist of two protons and two neutrons, in the form of atomic nuclei. They thus have a positive electrical charge and are emitted from naturally-occurring heavy elements such as uranium and radium, as well as from some man-made elements. Because of their relatively large size, alpha particles collide readily with matter and lose their energy quickly. They…

          • weegokiburi weegokiburi

            Just to reduce confusion with measures. How about try to put rems then sieverts in brackets after or the other way round if that's what you usually do. It would be really helpful for us non-scientists.
            The confusion between SI units and Imperial units caused a very expensive crash on Mars.

        • OldFool

          harengus_acidophilus, Why don't you just call yourself ACID? It would be a 4 keystroke summary of your personality. Arrogant, Condescending, Irritating and Derogatory. You appear to be a typical snot-nosed academic jerk from Europe or Japan. The only way you can build yourself up is by tearing somebody else down. In 3 years on this website you have never made a single positive contribution that I ever saw. Yes, I was educated Many Decades ago. But REM and milliREM are still used by English speaking technical people for human radiation doses – but conversion is simple. 100 REM = 1 Sievert.

          • Angela_R

            OldFool, yes, 100 rems=1 Sievert, and you are correct, it is an easy conversion. So why lean to the more mathematical problematical form? and they going to up…the limit?
            Let's just bend the brain a bit more!

          • clamshellernh clamshellernh

            Thank you and he has been chasing people on this site harassing them
            Quite a diversion

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    "Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that.

    "No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

    John Donne (1572-1631), Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII: Nunc Lento Sonitu Dicunt, Morieris:

  • jec jec

    Anywhere if people who have worked at the nuclear plants..anywhere are there the health records? No records are as damaging to any company as illness records..Just saying..

    • jec jec

      For example, any employee has health records or should. So for there to be NO records of any health issues..or signed by doctor reports which can be traced back to employee..that is an important trigger to say information is being hidden.

      Of course, it is from all we are hearing from the victims…

  • We Not They Finally

    This program was produced in 1995???

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Yes it was produced a while ago
      Did you watch part two as well
      It's disgraceful in the eyes of other countries japan is looked at in such a good light but the yakusas are a lot worse than what I've seen here

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    This is naked oligarchy. It exists everywhere. That is, when the oligarchs whether they be American or British or French or whatever need something or something done, then they have their task force see to it. Just as always. We should just be glad no one needs us to do something at the present time though that time may come. Naively we might think the NYT would run an article on this and embarrass Japan into doing something more appropriate. But not likely. Japan is an ally and therefore good. Not like Iran which just might want to build a nuclear weapon and create real danger for this world.

    • Capt. Nemo says: We should just be glad no one needs us to do something at the present time though that time may come.


      So what to do, with so many aging nuke plants across the globe?
      idk, but some think it best to at least alert the People. not sure if that gives us a fighting chance against the oligarchs, but it's a start. Please, All. Alert the People

      Simple documents and strategies to share far and wide

      if i didn't know, i would want to know.

      Alert the People.

      With head bowed, thank you to All who do.

      Alert the People.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Records are limited but this link shows a graph comparing regular TEPCO employees exposure as compared to nuclear gypsies exposure. Bearing in mind that the rate of exposure for the nuclear gypsies is likely to be much higher than stated…I think it says it all.
    The graph covers the period 1996-2005

  • Socrates

    Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, yet many more slaves exist in slavery today than at any time is history. That is sheer numbers, not necessarily calculated as a percentage, of the population.

    Globalization has allowed us to remove the plantation to overseas. We buy cheap goods. But we refuse to see the humanitarian crisis caused by the system itself. MLK, Jr. Spoke of the triple evils of war, racism and poverty.

  • Safecast Radiation Readings From Inside Fukushima Daichi Plant Finally Revealed In Dec. 2013 – 192 USv/Hr; via @AGreenRoad

    • name999 name999

      I watched this video a few weeks ago when you first posted it. I think what I find troubling with SafeCast is that they do not understand the inner technology and basically outsourced it. I don't know enough about this, but as I listened to the questions, the scientists asked about more detail with the geiger counter design and response curves, radiation measurement, how to discern the different types of ray, it seemed that the developer did not know much about it and didn't think it was that important.. The developers worked with KYOTO University, which may be a good thing. I know not.

      S.B. says the people SafeCast worked with "knew what they were talking about, could come and tell us what to do."

      SafeCast offers a "total rad count" , "only want data" and finally, no detection of any Fukushima radiation anywhere in the US including, he notes, Hawaii. He claims to fly in airplanes often and compares that to any radiation he might have encountered working in Japan and close in to Fukushima.

      Not sure this technology is trustworty.

      • name999 name999


        • You make valid points. But is it better to quit making these, and shut down their whole operation, or encourage them and they get better in the future?

          If you know more than they do, volunteer and help them make it better, plus develop hand out sheets with the information they need to 'sell' their product.

          The reason that they are not in the US or Hawaii yet, is that volunteers have not signed up.

          No one is getting paid.. This is a volunteer organization. It falls or succeeds based on who gets involved, and who quits.

          • Remember that these are average citizens working on this, not scientists.

            No one can ask them highly technical questions and expect an answer.. They are not trained in nuclear technology, nuclear physics and have never worked in a nuclear reactor..

            This is a weakness but also a strength..

            They also have a citizen radiation monitoring network up and running. These are only as good as the citizens who own one of these detectors, what they do with them, etc..

  • 200 Or More Missing TEPCO Nuclear Plant Workers – Where Did They Disappear To? via @AGreenRoad

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Most people I know (USA) have had teeth problems since March 2011 .. breaking, cracking, etc.

    Not to mention heart attacks and deaths .. I'm keeping a list, it keeps growing.

    • Add nail splitting, hair falling out.. fatigue, brain fog,

      • Mark Wonclunker

        Brain fog is an interesting one. I have had it post 311, but I was diagnosed with a fungus infection. Yet it makes me wonder WHY I got the fungus infection.

        • James Tekton James Tekton

          "I have had it post 311, but I was diagnosed with a fungus infection."

          Hey, Mark.

          It has been repeated and reported here many times.


          But, what?


      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        cant remember when Ive been so forgetful. Add tinnitus. And what about the psychology….a part of me is suspicious I might be a little schizophrenic! Events are eye popping

  • Angela_R

    we've clicked past midnight, however Martin Luther King's words still echo: "he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really co-operating with it!"

    There is another
    "First they came for the Socialist and I did not speak out
    Then they came for the trade Unionists and I not speak out
    Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out
    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me."

    The world yells for something to be done, but what can be done and where are the willing helpers?
    and they continue to build nuclear reactors.

    To all who care for the other,
    Take heart, you have spoken out – HERE
    your body may be weak but your spirit is alive.

    The time to reverse the damage may be

    • Angela_R

      I grew up in Australia, I heard in my childhood the devastation deliberately caused in Japan by the first Atomic Bomb. We were surrounded by Pacific tests, the consequences of the British tests were whispered. You later have children and the anxiety will not let you sleep, man's words offer no comfort. You learn to pray.

      Can you imagine the frustration that Helen Caldicott has felt, as she viewed broken bodies, and then the frustration as she seeks to impart the 'way' of that 'invisible agent of death,' here:

      • jec jec

        Infant deaths in USA four times in the late 1950…which dropped to 2011. Now its increasing again.

      • zogerke zogerke

        Great posts angela

        • Angela_R

          zogerke, my daughter lives in America. Around a month ago, there was an explosion at a nuclear plant approx. one hundred miles from where she lives; it is said there was no radioactivity emitted. This week in another State, where my grand-daughter attends University, there was a further nuclear incident.

          I understand the difficulties in the decommissioning of nuclear plants; I DO NOT UNDERSTAND the commissioning of them, Ever!

          They're going to continue to build them they're to make them better, safer…
          well tell that to the children whose lives have been destroyed. Tell that to the mothers who bore those children,
          to the fathers who despair because they can't lift the load
          Tell that to these workers, stripped and soaked, treated worse than any slave!

    • harengus_acidophilus

      If you cite, you should name the source

      "First they came for the Socialist …"

      He wrote this poem in a german Nazi concentration camp.


      • Angela_R

        Harengus, be careful that in citing such points in the manner you did, you don't divert others so that they fail to see the main message. The quote I gave has been used many times and has taken different forms. It is well known, I have used it a number of times. I daresay that if Fredric Gustav Emil Martin Niemoller was alive today he would forgive my lack of acknowledgement;
        (btw I normally reference the author.)

        Niemoller was a Lutheran pastor who not over talked the talk, he walked the walk.

  • tbg

    I dont know any people with teeth breaage issues but I have seen a large number of people with severe or strange bone breaks here in Seattle. Also I was googling nuclear ginza and found a sad article about the nuclear industry in japan in 1988.

    But the japanese nuclear industry (like many japanese industries) has always been intricately linked to japanese organized crime, the US knew it when we first put reactors in japan. They try to make it sound like its just low-level laborer stuff but its not, like in many japanese companies these arrangements often go all the way to the top. There are books about how the yakuza are engrained in high levels of japanese society, which is why they are the richest cleanest mob in the world, with legal assets of billions. Somehow I doubt the only money they are making here is shaking down day labor slaves.

    • 4Yahshua

      1~21~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

      Within the past year, Anthony Bourdain visited Japan. Much of the program was about Japanese pornography, especially in Tokyo. There was NOT ONE WORD about the radiation tragedy! Unconscionable! He has completely lost any respect that I may have once had for him.

  • Southbound Southbound

    A red sun rises
    Plutonium in the air
    Take a burning breath

  • jec jec

    The above side effects sound like many in the Fukushima area. AND then..did you know the new business the TECPO leukemia increase will provide? Reports are generated showing the business opportunities and the new drugs which can be sold!
    Read this link:
    SO someone has the "financial" numbers of radiation illnesses!!!

    • Angela_R

      jec, I'd like to repeat "SO someone has the "financial" numbers of radiation illnesses!!!"

      and reports have been generated showing the business opportunities and the new drugs which can be sold!

      Well unconscionable conduct does not need laws to bind.

  • Only $5000 to find out….

    "Overview of the CML including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines as well as an overview on the competitive landscape. Detailed information on the key drugs in Japan including product description, safety and efficacy
    profiles as well as a SWOT analysis.

    Sales forecast for the top drugs in Japan from 2012-2022."

    Lots and lots of profit from the 'failures' of the nuclear industry. No wonder the medical industry is married to the nuclear industry.

    • roger0ne2

      If you would like to gain a true understanding of the evolution of Big Money and Cancer, read the 'Secret War on Cancer'
      by Dr Devra Davis.

  • cooterboy

    Someone said a long time ago that the best type of slave to have is he, who thinks he is free.

    When I was ten years old our family would watch the news about the war in Vietnam. In lengthy reports we stared with Charles Kuralt at the heroes of war and the death that they rained down on the enemy and then Post magazine printed the picture of a young naked girl running down a road who was burned all over her body and screaming. I believe that, that picture turned the guts of every person that saw it. Reporting of the war changed and censorship of the news began. Then My Lai happen with Lt. Cally who showed us the true insanity, coverup and hell of war.

    Fukushima is now that war. Unknown men going to war and never to be heard from again, no pictures or writings only censorship. We read of these horrors and now we see a picture of a man and people can grasp onto what they are going through.

    We all understand from afar, what the problem is with Fukushima but we don't know the consequences of its power. Only when we see the impact on the people, who are sent in harms way, does it stir us and anger us. This man is the face of that war.

    We should show pictures of all of these men who are poor and FORCED to work in hell, to all of the worlds leaders. Maybe then and only then, they will tell the world the truth, that there is a war going on and that millions will die in the following years, just like that little girl so long ago.


    • alasanon

      I agree it is powerful and moving to see such images of workers or people who had high exposures. We may not speak their language, but we too have a mouth and teeth. We too are dependent on our mouth, our teeth. That is a real human being, just like us. :'( Bless their hearts. I said a prayer! <3

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    TEETH and RADS

    Fukushima kids’ teeth to be checked for strontium-90
    JAN 19, 2014
    The Fukushima Prefecture Dental Association will spearhead efforts to determine whether children’s teeth contain the radioactive isotope strontium-90 amid worries they were exposed to fallout from the triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in March 2011.

    The research, part of an Environment Ministry project to examine the health impact of the Fukushima disaster, would be the first large-scale examination to be conducted of children’s teeth. Dental associations nationwide, including in Hokkaido and Kyushu, will cooperate with their Fukushima counterpart in the study.

    Similar to calcium, strontium-90 tends to be absorbed by the bones and teeth once it enters the body. It is widely believed to cause bone cancer and leukemia, and cannot be detected by whole body radiation counters.

    Sent from my F-iPad

    • weegokiburi weegokiburi

      Not sure if dental testing kids teeth will give much info at this time.
      It's my understanding that they test deciduous (milk) teeth.
      Milk teeth lost now will have been formed 5-7 years ago.
      Those formed in the past 3years will show an increase but we will have to wait for be to be lost.
      There have been many studies in Europe and the US that show we all have plutonium in our teeth since bomb testing. Studies also show increased rates in kids living within 40miles of nuclear power plants.
      Whatever the results Im not sure we can trust them to tell us

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Wee I want to point out that this study once again shows the complicity of the industry it's older but relevant

      • artika rama

        weegokiburi I dont agree weegokiburi (can i just call you weeg ,, :))
        Keep in mind that there are children and embryo s (pregnant women ) at various developmentl stages all the time . It s not like we have to wait for the kids to be born at a certain time to do the testing .
        besides dental development starts in very early stages . Altoguh decidious teeth may not be visible in the mouth s of children they are formed long before they nreak through . Integration of strontium would take place long before we can SEE te teeth in childrens mouth but while they are still IN THE jaws.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh


    Sent from my F-iPad
    St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey, 1959-1970

    Image from the Rosenthal Collection, Washington University in St. Louis Archives
    The Baby Tooth Survey was initiated in December 1958 as one of the activities of the Greater St. Louis Citizen’s Committee for Nuclear Information (CNI). The Committee was organized in April 1958 by a group of scientists and public-minded citizens who felt that the community should be given accurate information on the known effects of nuclear energy and radiation. Founding members included Mrs. Edna Gellhorn, a tireless and effective worker for civic causes in the city of St. Louis, the state of Missouri, and the nation for sixty years; Barry Commoner, professor of Plant Physiology at Washington University; John M. Fowler, a Washington University physicist; the Reverend Ralph C. Abele, head of the Metropolitan Church Federation; and Alfred S. Schwartz, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine.

    Though many members of the group were vocally against nuclear testing, CNI never took an official position for or against the testing of nuclear weapons. Scientific facts were assembled, studied by the Committee and its Scientific Advisory Group, and then made available to the public through regular bulletins, newsletters, and a speaker’s bureau.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Nuclear gypsies…the way the nuclear industry sacrifices unknowing, desperate people to work in highly radioactive conditions. Only able to work for a few minutes or a few hours, and then discharged because these poor souls have received lifetime dosages, and even more, for low wages, but higher than the general population. Most will suffer premature sickness and death. All are required to sign secrecy agreements knowing they can/will be prosecuted for public disclosure.

    Following is a link/story about St. Lucie Nuclear PP…

    You can find dozens of stories like this all over the US. It's just SOP in this horrendous business of death and destruction.

  • Pete

    I sincerely doubt many japanese laborers dosage data is legit, they are throwaway workers so why would a criminal enterprise be worried about worker safety? Nothing is going to happen to the organization regardless so why care?

    Its not like if the workers go to the hospital with radiation sickness or instant onset leukemia the hospital will tell them that its related to fukushima. Gotta make all the money they can before the worker dies or can no longer work.

    People are only tools for corporate profits.

    • Foggyworld

      Thanks so much Pete. I just spilled an entire diet coke but luck was on my side – or my front – and I soaked everything except my computer. That phrase about "throwaway workers" was something I hadn't heard or read before and don't want to again.

  • name999 name999

    The one percent thing vs. the 99% thing.

  • Radio Radio

    Unless citizens physically require governments and the nuclear industry to actually record these people and their symptoms from radiation poison AS radiation poisoning, they will NEVER be recorded, and therefore not included in pro industry research and data collection that still insists none but a handful have died and less than a few hundred have ever become ill from nuclear radiation during its long history of meltdowns, explosions, leaks, and deliberate exposures. If the denial is done at the outset, in the early development of the events, when political pressure can be brought to bear during the crisis to maintain social stability, political leaders and official industry watchdogs unanimously see such stability as far more desirable, often as necessary, over counting injuries and deaths or making dire projections of future victims. In fact, in the beginning and throughout the unfolding disaster, "experts" will repeatedly warn against public over-reaction. There is a pseudo diagnosis now called radiation phobia. It is considered far more dangerous than the radiation itself. Given this absurdity, one must ask "of what threat do they mean?"

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Japan's caste system remains to this day. Bit like India
    They are called Burakumin which translates as 'Village People'… No connection YMCA…
    They had to live in seperate hamlets as the were doing jobs connected with death and regarded as unclean.
    Another more derogative term is 'eta' which means 'an abundance of defilement'
    Even more derogative is the term 'hinin' which simply means 'non-human'
    They are identifiable by family name and remain an underclass in modern Japan,
    They are often discriminated against
    There are around 2million in Japan today.
    A very sad fact of life in Japan
    Some Japanese choose to simply refer to'those people'. As if just using the word Burakumin will of itself contaminate them