Local Gov’t Official in Fukushima: “One day the world will sue Japan for this” (VIDEO)

Published: August 26th, 2013 at 12:12 am ET
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Title: Concern over Fukushima leaks persists
Source: Al Jazeera
Date: August 25, 2013

Yoshiro Watanabe, Local Fukushima Official: Every day there’s radiation — We can’t see it spreading into the air and into the ocean.

One day the world will sue Japan for this.

Anita McNaught, Reporter: He has records for every household.

He believes the area should not be lived in, that the government is not being serious about the cleanup. [...]

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Published: August 26th, 2013 at 12:12 am ET
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49 comments to Local Gov’t Official in Fukushima: “One day the world will sue Japan for this” (VIDEO)

  • babbo dorian babbo dorian

    All humanity must sue stockholders of GE.
    Same stockolders of monsanto, bank of América, settlements bank, FMI, federal reserve, creators of orange agent, thall still some humans face deformities because of that. ….. Guilties: GE & EEUU.
    They bought Japan politics to deceive japanese people of nuclear "benefits"


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear technology must be outlawed worldwide because all our lungs are in jeopardy. And our kid's lungs, among a whole host of other cancers.


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  • ion jean ion jean

    We can sue the US food corps that don't responsibly test…try to sue a government for toxic personal injury…in a just future this will happen but for now we are still waiting for an answer on why the DHS needs illegal hollow point bullets…might as well spend our hard earned tax dollars setting up a system that works.


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  • saltyfishlvr

    Sigh, there is not enough money in the world to fix this or compensate anyone for the damage it will cause. Nor, will it ever be fixed, so long as money is an issue. When the world should be focusing all its knowledge and resources to stop this…all our governments are thinking about is war :(


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    • Government officials are thinking of nothing but more money for next election… and guess who has all of the money?

      Corps.. now called people.

      Congress quit debating and serving the people long ago.. no one is left inside those hallowed halls anymore.

      Just one or two for the TV cameras is all that is left..

      Combine that with no one reading the ALEC crafted bills put in front of them…

      Recipe for ???

      Any guesses?


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  • DHS is going to get together with the biologists studying diseased seals, and shoot them full of holes.. and then study the holes…

    Reports due to come out in 3059

    preliminary that is.

    If someone does not like it, changes will be made and another version put out.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, always follow the money…


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  • We Not They Finally

    No one can sue for LIFE. No one can sue for life turned into DEATH.

    Is there any international agency or body NOT bought by the international nuclear cabal, the banking cabal or any other cabal? Who steps in to at least LESSEN the horrors swift upon us?

    What seems to be happening instead is planned moves to MAKE THE PUBLIC ACCEPT THE UNACCEPTABLE. First Fox "news" had an appalling program that cancer was "over-diagnosed." Then CBS had an "expert" saying that DNA damage can cause cancer, like it was just another carcinogen and did not even mention radiation.

    Now the Cancer Treatment Centers of America just started a new ad campaign that "GENOMIC testing is the future of cancer treatment." Like how great of them to see the killers coming and act like they are only there to help.

    You know something? We already KNOW that every other person will develop cancer, or 2 out of 3, or whoever is left after other radiation-caused diseases fail to kill them off. We want the public told THE TRUTH. We don't want yet more lies and crap.

    Actually, we want the people who mismanaged this from the start up on a scaffold. There will be plenty of tears — but not for them.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    How do you sue someone who has nothing left to forfeit but their future?
    Wait, that's gone too…


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  • MichaelV MichaelV

    No lawsuits until the evacuation of Tokyo and the magnitude of this folly is clear to the entire world.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I doubt they will ever admit any wrong doing by evacuating Tokyo. Best to leave everyone in harms way and telling your people to smile allot while planting millions of sunflowers!

    This way everyone still gets their checks, where a portion of each check generated, always flows straight up to all our slave masters!


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  • UncleCrusty

    I keep thinking about a novel I read, (and saw) when I was a kid. Loved it. Super. Thought provoking, dark and desperate. I Hate when fiction becomes reality. This ones just a bit slower, thats all.

    "Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a waltzing Matilda…."


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    • or-well

      UncleCrusty said
      I hate when fiction becomes reality.
      Oh my. or-well will probably steal that line.
      It's as good a summation as any for present times.
      IMO, THE dominant genre of expression in the last century was science fiction and all its many sub-genres.
      The 1900's may also be characterised as the Century of Propaganda (fiction).
      So many today lead lives made comfortably liveable by belief in fictions, while a lesser number find themselves in what feels a more tragic world, with fewer illusions, no less astonishing than the most extreme fiction for all its stark, dismaying reality.
      Imagining that the world will one day sue Japan is an expressive sentiment, but not much more than fiction in its applicability.


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  • JPH

    I guess Japan is nuking us as payback for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The problem with that scenario is that they bit themselves in the butt also !


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes these are bites that will soon be meant for everybody and is this what Karma means?


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    • bo bo

      Karma's a **tch…

      I feel bad that ever since I joined enenews all I do is rant and have little information to share. I am an artist and not a scientist, not much to contribute among you knowledgeable enenewsers.

      However I was contemplating this last night, in regards to some posts that every now and then criticize this site for being a bunch of bystanders. Just by being a part of this process of voicing my rants I have become a bit better at voicing my thoughts and opinions in front of friends and neighbors (whereas before I would just stay struck down by their questioning of my sanity)

      Problem with someone like myself is that if I (artist) voice my opinions about this I am surrounded by friends (post doctorate scientists, engineers, psychologist) who come with better 'credentials' and I am the token nut 'artist'

      But being able to opinionate in a group here I have become a bit better lately at standing my ground lately. So thank you for allowing me to rant. Perhaps by me being better at voicing my concern to others in real life it does improve awareness in the world just a tad.

      However I'm pessimistic, it might just be all too late. Another friend shrugged last night, 'don't kill yourself over something that's out of your control ! Why not enjoy life?' Somehow I had a feeling that if he really comprehended the issue he would be justbas mentally paralyzed with despair as I was… but yes, he does have a point. :(


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      • or-well

        bo, thank you for an important post.
        People are everywhere on the spectrum of learning, acting and expressing in response to Fukushima, not just commenters, but the unknown numbers who have come/do come/will come here and never comment.

        We should not underestimate the importance that simply finding a community discussing our concerns has for some that are isolated within their own, uncaring or uninformed social spheres.

        And you are so correct about the utility of practice when expressing. The lies, half-truths, obfuscations, misdirections and all the rest of the rubbish coming from the mouths of pro-nuclearists and their supporters are indeed well-practiced talking-points. There is a steep learning curve ahead of many who wish to joust in that arena and be taken seriously.

        As for being of a less scientific or technical background, I hope you are always aware of the power of all arts to move the hearts and minds of non-"pathic" humans,when they least expect it.


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    • JPH

      You are correct Obewanspeaks, this problem is everyone's "bite" !


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  • bo bo

    Just as mentally paralyzed, I meant. Typo.

    But, it really seems difficult to enjoy life with this knowledge of the entire pacific ocean dying, total anhialation of my home country , reactor 4 tilting.

    It's also difficult to enjoy life knowing that so few seem to comprehend the gravity of the situation, and that you are alone among your friends, and that your friends are most likely talking behind your back.

    I also got this comment just last night: 'do you think it you might be suffering PTSD after the Boston bombings ? They say it triggers paranoia /depression?? '


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  • AntonButler

    This is going to be a good thing,
    and I can see thousands of big law suits coming in,
    then the principle of no cross subsidies will be enforced.
    good news


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  • kintaman kintaman

    It's ok. TEPCO can pay everyone with bows and apologies.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And what good is litigation..going to do?
    Make the news?
    Make it look like something is being done?
    Like Erin Brockovich showing up in Assumption Parish.
    No slam to Erin..but where is she?
    And how is litigation going to help the people?

    Most people assume that legal proceeding take a long time..
    The attention span of humans is not that great..so they seldom stick around for a solve.
    How is taking money from Japan going to help?
    It is evident it is their liability.
    It is evident that they should pay..but what good will it do?

    None..this is not a situation solved by legalities.


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    • bo bo

      Yes heart of rose, I've often wondered that about erin b? Where the hell is she…? It could be a hoax but when I googled her the last thing she was protesting was mold and its hazardous effects on health…


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      • flatsville

        Erin B. team advising/working on nuclear issues. Know this for a fact. They may have a casr and litigants. Time will tell.

        She isn't superwoman and things don't magically get fixed because she or her team show up.

        Law suits take time. Appeals even longer. They are far from pointless as PGE will tell you.


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        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          I didn't mean to imply that litigation was worthless.
          It's the news of litigation…that is the problem.
          News of litigation almost always..( all ears perk for litigation).. soothes the masses and eases up the concern for the actual conditions.

          A little litigation..a couple of blue ribbon committees..an official declaration or two..and it's all good.

          So although litigation is good..the news of it..is a smother type event.


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            PS. Heart would know…yep.


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          • flatsville

            This is what you asked:

            »And what good is litigation..going to do?
            Make the news?
            Make it look like something is being done?
            Like Erin Brockovich showing up in Assumption Parish.
            No slam to Erin..but where is she?
            And how is litigation going to help the people?«

            If you are her litigant and you win, perhaps a great deal.

            She is not responsble for how "the masses" percieve her win or that it leads to some false soothing because they think everything is being handled by her.

            Apparently she can do know right according to some people.

            Fine. Her only duty is to her clients.


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  • dodge

    What is not being said, is that the whole developed world who participated in the coverup and denial of the damage and risk of this event, should have been involved in cooperative efforts to stop the continuing damage, isolate/contain/restrict access to the greatest areas of damage, and work together to test the worlds health supply. Tragically, no one – individual/corporation/government has the resources to pay damages – likely they don't have the resources to fund containment. Little will be done to address the problem until the question changes from what measures can we afford? to the more critical question, what can I attempt that might provide some hope for future generations to survive? People and governments will attempt things they claim to be unable to afford once they recognize it as necessary for survival. Tragically the world is still operating on that nuclear favorite "acceptable risk management". A brave new world this isn't at least not so much, a ship of fools adrift in stormy waters : at least that ship has a captain and top mates… madmen who care for neither virtue, health, or morality.


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  • Lilith

    Japan should be sued, certainly. But money is merely a dead tree with artificial value. We are in the midst of a global holocaust, sadly, which means we are quite frankly at war with the greedmare monsters, with the entire planet at stake. It logically follows that action is indeed necessary, so what power do we have? Seems for starters we can educate like we are, but action must happen too. We can try to support the planet by growing as much of our own food as possible & planting living things everywhere we roam. We can think locally in relation to energy needs by using wind, solar,water as appropriate on our land or small community. We can avoid their products as much as possible & not pay taxes into this evil system. Ultimately we must take right a


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  • Lilith

    action & defend our Mother Earth. Typing from phone, so comment was cut off..


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  • Lilith

    A good purpose through legal action would be to force all corporatists responsible for gross environmental calamity to directly, swiftly, and through their own hard physical labor fix these incidents themselves! Not by hiring ignorant worker bees to die, or worse still ignoring it..


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  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    Hello ENENewsers “One day the world will sue Japan for this”
    I do not believe there will be a "courtroom" in the future for "nuclear lie advocates" and "nuclear appologists" … because the common fate of all humanity will be our total destruction, those individuals considered to be responsible for this ELE catastrophe will not be allowed to die without great suffering … $$POD$$


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  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    Sue? The powers that be know that if the crap really hits the fan because of Fukushima money will have no value.


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  • petfish

    as this continues there will no longer be a japan to sue.

    cannot squeeze blood out of turnip.


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      I agree, and I always wonder why people think a monetary value has any meaning with something like this. Like when you are sick, and dying you are going to go on a trip? The Bucket List movie was just fantasy' really ill people are not feeling well enough to skydive.


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  • Sol Man

    There is not enough money in the world to fix this or pay damages.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Correct! Spread this news far and wide!


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