US Military starts registry for people developing health conditions after being in Japan — Says Tokyo babies had 12 millisievert radiation dose to thyroid in weeks after 3/11 (MAP)

Published: September 6th, 2012 at 10:27 am ET


This amount of thyroid radiation dose for Tokyo babies was once called “impossibly high”. See: [intlink id=”impossibly-high-whos-initial-report-estimated-tokyo-osaka-infants-thyroid-dose-between-10-100-millisieverts-1-full-sievert-namie” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Title: Website reveals Fukushima radiation exposure by location
Source: Stars and Stripes
Date: September 5, 2012

U.S. personnel experienced elevated levels of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, but doses were not high enough to make them sick, according to the Department of Defense.

Radiation dose estimates have been compiled by scientists and doctors building a database — the Operation Tomodachi Registry — which eventually will list 70,000 U.S. servicemembers, civilians and family members on or near the mainland Japan during the 60 days following the massive March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Location-based dose estimates were made available Wednesday at

Subsequent damage to the Fukushima plant caused the release of a radioactive plume that contaminated air and water as far south as Tokyo and prompted evacuation of thousands of concerned military family members to the U.S.


When finished in December, the registry will contain location-based dose estimates for individuals at 13 locations in Japan during the disaster.


Defense Threat Reduction Agency  health physicist Paul Blake said the registry will be useful for people or doctors with questions about how much radiation a person might have received in Japan.

“If people develop health conditions in the future that their providers feel might be related to radiation they can go to the registry,” he said. “If mothers give birth to [sick] children and they are concerned that the radiation levels might have caused it. … If we didn’t have this information available there would be questions in people’s minds.”


Title: Registry to Provide Japan Response Radiation Info
Source: American Forces Press Service
Author: By Jim Garamone
Date: Sept. 5, 2012


The Defense Department has established an Operation Tomodachi registry for the 70,000 U.S. service members, family members, DOD civilians and DOD contractors who were in Japan from March 12 to May 11, 2011, said Dr. Craig Postlewaite, DOD’s director for force readiness and health assurance.

“The concept of a registry evolved very soon after the crisis in Japan,” the doctor said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. “Initially, there was great emphasis placed on environmental monitoring, because we needed to monitor those levels to ensure that people weren’t adversely affected during the crisis.”



1 rem = 10 millisieverts

Published: September 6th, 2012 at 10:27 am ET


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15 comments to US Military starts registry for people developing health conditions after being in Japan — Says Tokyo babies had 12 millisievert radiation dose to thyroid in weeks after 3/11 (MAP)

  • dosdos dosdos

    No one got anything to worry about. No one gets government sponsored compensation or medical care. Case closed.

    Anyone care to guess which standards they were using to make these evaluations?

  • saltyfishlvr

    Same old song and dance…catalog then classify 🙁

  • weeman

    Funny that the US government wants to registrar all personnel that have been exposed in Japan, why did they not registrar personnel when they were exposed during atomic testing or did they and did not release because of compensation and known dangers to radioactive isotopes.

    • norbu norbu

      maybe becuase of mox fuel? they do not want anyone else to evaluate them for fear the public may find out. like i said before they are hiding something "big"

  • More Lies:

    Tokyo babies had 12 millisieverts of exposure but the NRC had models that predicted that California infants would receive 40 millisieverts to the thyroid from radioactive Iodine alone!

    The declassified NRC transcripts of conference calls that occurred on March 16 reveal that the agency had projections of a 40 millisievert dose to the thyroid from radioactive iodine alone for a one-year old child in California:

    "The DITTRA result was four rem [40,000 microsieverts] to the thyroid of a one year-old child based on one year integration of uptake." (US Nuclear Regulatory Agency 2011)

  • I always forget, so I looked it up.

    40,000 microsieverts = 40 millisieverts

    What we get are overt lies and misdirection.
    When, what we needed was evacuation and mitigation.

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    Hey US Military: Do us all a favor, OK? Just register each and every US citizen who was in Japan after 311. Track death dates and cause of death. Give scientists and doctors access to the database. Over the next 30 years, these professions can determine whether or not exposure or radiation is dangerous. Fair enough? And thank you for starting a 311 registry.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Use your own doctors and lawyers. Only trust, who you can trust.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Let's see. US military service (possibly with family), stationed in Japan on 3/11. No evacuation, no response, just extended exposure, with normal drills and operations.

    A year and a half later, admission that exposure took place, and while the numbers are cooked, registration to take place.

    After discharge, according to DHS, military member is now potential terrorist threat.

    Once the rad sickness kicks in, any bets on quality of care from the VA? It now takes years for vets to get paperwork through the VA. If a vet/terrorist threat gets heart disease or cancer, the paperwork wait alone will ensure their death.

    Thank you Commander In Chief Obama.

  • razzz razzz

    These machines have their drawbacks in picking up rays but if you are in one and the red lights start flashing and sirens go off, you can be assured it recorded a problem area(s).

  • jec jec

    Why weren't people given first responders badges/dosimeters at the time? About $20.00 is cheap for an individual. UNLESS a person has a personal dosimeter — there is no truely accurate way to measure the exposure. Some hot spots/places are HIGH and heavily radioactive, some areas are not. Its not a smooth dispersal of radioactive material around Japan. Its been –how long since 3/11? Over a year? Anyone who has been in Japan for the full 18 months of exposure should be using a when they hit 20 mSV, they know to leave. Or stay inside a clean/non-radioactive building(s), eat only tested foods from the east coast USA, and drink bottled water which is tested as non-radioactive. The Fukushima radioactive contamination is continually emitted into air and water and land — its not over.

  • Sickputer

    "The Pentagon said it estimated radiation levels at the 13 sites itself and noted that its measurements generally jibe with more extensive measurements taken by the Japanese government and the World Health Organization."

    SP: If the Pentagon "estimates" jibe with those two hosers then it's a three-ring circus. Get your hot roasted nuclear nuts!

  • Sickputer

    Found a Youtube clip about the DoD registry for military radiation exposure. The DoD spokesperson at about 1:15 into clip says the troops were measured in the time slot between March 12, 2011 to May 11, 2011.

    Quite a small sampling of time considering all the spent fuel fires that occurred months later.

    We understand bioaccumulation and the nucleocrats also understand it. That's why they conceal the dangers of Japan. Some day there will be some very angry service families. Their kids will get just as sick as the Japanese children.