Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

Published: January 17th, 2013 at 5:41 pm ET


Title: Statement von Izumi Yamaguchi zur Fukushima-Diskussion am 18.01.2013 in Düsseldorf-Bilk
Source: grueneddorf
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2013

At :45 in

Izumi Yamaguchi, from Tokyo, Japan: It will be 2 years since the accident of Tepco Fukushima nuclear power plant No. 1 soon.

However, the situation don’t improve at all, rather are going from bad to worse, day by day.

This unprecedented serious circumstance, of course, has been bringing various serious results to Japan.

But most of Japanese people are indifferent to crisis of their lives.

They put themselves under one kind of self anesthesia. As if there were no nuclear power plant accident, no radio activities. […]

Watch the video here

Published: January 17th, 2013 at 5:41 pm ET


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53 comments to Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

  • 'Self Anesthesia'. That's a good way to put it.

    I believe it's a brain protection mechanism. I am sure there's a big medical term for it.

    The smaller term is 'denial'.

    …and it's not just the people of Japan, it's the entire planet.

    • m a x l i

      "Brain protection mechanism" or "denial"…I do that most of the time and cling to the hope, that I am wrong about my assumptions. Otherwise it would finish me off, before the radiation gets to me.

  • Sickputer

    Good video. The world also needs a plant worker to expose the problems. Tepco guards them like the crown jewels, but one day a Japanese Arnie will arise to tell the world that Japan is in dire straits.

    Many people in Japan do not want to believe bad news…but they must or they will surely face a terrible health crisis. The non-believers and their reckless behaviour regarding undetermined food, water, and air from incinerators reminds me of the out of control behavior in some areas of AIDS outbreaks. They may not die as fast as full-blown AIDS patients, but the radiation contamination takes far more victims.

    Tens of millions of Japanese in central Japan are in the early stages of radiation sickness. If the government would admit problems with food and water they could take precautions. But the nucleocrats run on a different moral compass. But I bet they aren't eating Fukushima food or east coast fish. Low income people will be the first ones to die from severe internal radiation.

  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    Remember the TV show "HEE HAW " ? one of the regular tunes went … "Doom despair, excessive misery" , "Deep dark depression is coming over me" , "If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all" , "Doom despair, excessive misery" …sorry but this is all I could come up with right now !

    • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

      My memory failed me … the tune used the word "agony" not "misery" … it was "Hillbilly Comedy" intended to make fun of common tragedies of simple people … My prayers are ongoing and my efforts to create awareness of this horrible situation are without rest … $$POD$$

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown? via A Green Road

    Ex Fukushima Engineer Confesses; No Cold Shutdown, Warned of Tsunami 20 Yrs Ago; via A Green Road

  • dka

    Many Japanese have been taught that they are able to cope with any kind of disaster. So they don't care. Many may die but that's ok, they think that they can cope with this disaster as well as other. Great brain washing BS so that they can be manipulated by authorities.
    It reminds me of the Pre-Columbian civilizations. Authorities had strong power over people who would even be sacrificed. This kind of channels fears and keep cohesion and submission. I will leave this topic to real anthropologists.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, for sure. I wept like a baby as I saw people fleeing the tsunami. I couldn't believe my eyes and knew those people looked death in the eye. I am haunted by the sound of the youtube videos of the event and the wails of the people, makes you feel the most painful human connection.

    In my hopeful heart I want to believe everything is going to be okay and will work out for them and for us, but especially them. Its counter-intuitive I know but the Japanese are up to their eyeballs in bullcrap we can see from across the water.

    I keep thinking who does one feel after escaping an deadly tsunami, lose everything at once for forever, then you hear news of the nuclear disaster on top of everything else; and its multiple reactors. You know in your heart all the rads cant be good for you and everything around. You survived the impossible and probably cant believe you are not going to survive Fuku. So many others died and you are the only one left in your neighborhood. Numb. Completely numb. Shell-shocked but OK which might mean alot to them right now.


    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      @Anthony, Nice post. I agree the people have been traumatized. There world has been turned upside down. They just want it to go back to normal. There must be some equivalent social process that went on around Chernobyl. It is still early on in this nuclear disaster.

      • Anthony Anthony

        enoughalready45 I think you are right about Chernobyl but maybe its my personal terror image of a tsunami which makes me want to underscore that I think the Fukushima people specifically have been really hurt. At least with Chernobyl the Govt eventually-quickly addressed the reality more directly than anything we have witnessed in Japan. I know people say it was all for nothing at Chernobyl in terms of their response effort, but I think they made the right call. After reading your post I thought about how the inevitable collapse and fire of sfp4 will further tax the people there. Its so horribly bad at Daiichi I can only wonder how they can say everything's just fine here!!! They must wake up everyday wondering if today is the day that pool will collapse? You think it would motivate any reasonable person to avoid creating more of these living nightmares while demonstrating a strong commitment to get rid of the rest. Can you even imagine if Japan gets up to lets say, ten Fukushima's across the country? Then what? If they are operating today they should be able to address that question because in reality the scenario is not only possible but highly probable, especially if the pool and common pool combination enters the dialogue.

        Sorry don't mean to get so heavy but it got me thinking about it all again today.

        • Sickputer

          Anthony writes: "At least with Chernobyl the Govt eventually-quickly addressed the reality more directly than anything we have witnessed in Japan"

          SP: Yes, the Soviets threw suicide conscript workers against the nuclear plant in vast human waves to help stop the emissions. But beyond that…nothing. They were just as heartless to evacuees as the Japanese government.

          Good article here I mentioned in the rockfish thread:


          "The average level of contamination on the polluted territories, thirty-seven curies (Ci) per square kilometer, is notated scientifically as 37Ci/km2. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) set the “safe for residency limit” at a maximum of 5Ci/km2. Eighty-eight percent of contaminated Belarus is 111 to 370 times more contaminated than that. Two million people still live on that land."

          "I ponder the impossibility of resettling two million people. I begin to understand what Ivan Kenik, Belarus’s Minister for Extraordinary Situations and Protection of the Population from the Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, was trying to convey. In March 1995 in the magazine Sovetskaya Belorussiya, he warned that the cost of his country’s Chernobyl mitigation would amount to thirty-two times his country’s annual budget through 2015. No one from any government or international organization contested his claim".


            awesome Sickputer. Yes, even the 'progressives' weigh the true costs of this deadly technology against the loss in life and inevitably come to the same conclusion as 'our' masters…

    • A PTSD subcategory.

      'Victimization' symptoms… a distinct subcategory of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

      – Resignation: A state of broken will or despair, often associated with repetitive victimization or PROLONGED exploitation, with markedly DIMINISHED INTEREST IN past or FUTURE.

      – Self-blame: Exaggerated feelings of responsibility for the traumatic event, with GUILT and remorse, despite obvious evidence of innocence.

      – Subjugation: Feeling belittled, dehumanized, lowered in dominance, and POWERLESS as a direct result of the trauma.

      – Morbid hatred: Obsessions of vengeance and preoccupation with hurting or humiliating the perpetrator, with or without outbursts of ANGER or rage.

      Full symptom list here:

      [disclaimer: I am not a medical professional]

      • Anthony Anthony

        Thanks ChasAha that really fleshes it out. I am thinking this must be affecting people, similarly in intensity like one of the radiation dispersion maps. worse in Fukushima proper and lessening as you move from the contamination zone. But I think there has to be some kind of PTSD affect happening for loads of people there. Your post explains to me perhaps why by and large there is not a high participation of Japanese citizens in places like here where we talk about THEIR disaster. Weird or not, I pay attention to things like that in life as I find they tend to be significant to understanding the whole of something. Maybe places like here is too painful for the citizens? Maybe we hurt them with what we say and think?

        • Maggie123

          Anthony and others – "Maybe places like here is too painful for the citizens? Maybe we hurt them with what we say and think?". Possibly, and also possible it's comforting to know 'someone somewhere' is tackling an issue too overwhelming for those directly caught in it. Both may be true along with in-between reactions! Many good thoughts on this from everyone. I do know that there's no way I can adequately imagine how deep the shock to mind, heart, and health the Japanese quake and tsunami must have been – and for the followup to be extreme radioactivity? Beyond comprehension.

          I would only add that I think we need to extend this understanding to many people in many parts of the world including our own nations and the nations we bomb and drone (is drone now a verb?). I also believe the insights are applicable even to individuals within our communities whose situations might not be 'community shared' but who chronically exhibit these distress symptoms.

          IMO even if we were to be successful, it won't be enough to 'clear' our societies, economies and govts of the most blatant corruptions that bring avoidable brutalizing disasters. I so agree with you, Anthony, deeper understanding of a single situation leads to "understanding the whole". One of my 'mantras': "Everything is model for everything else." With luck, humanity will develop the empathy we already carry, and with further luck, will discover wisdom.

      • Maggie123

        Excellent ChasAha – vitally important info, IMO. The list sheds light on "most of Japanese people are indifferent to crisis of their lives. ..They put themselves under one kind of self anesthesia. As if there were no nuclear power plant accident,…"

        List also – more broadly – is exceptionally good guide in understanding individuals and groups who experience chronic exposure to factors that damage ability and confidence for any life activity. (Including transgenerational attitudes rooted in oppression.)

        I've long been aware of the symptoms but haven't come across them in this list before, and didn't know anyone had proposed they be understood as a subcategory of PTSD but it makes sense, (i.e. continuum: subtle to acute). In the 80-90's the symptoms were related to "empowerment" (what helps, what inhibits). I've been talking about 'subtle chronic deep discouragement' for years! I think it's a national, if not global, phenomenon that we need to understand, but won't get into one of my missives on it here. Sure seems to fit Japan.

        An associated symptom I think also helpful when people experience being "squelched" emotionally, and are marginalized from opportunity, is Stockholm Syndrome: The 'captive' may insist the captor (oppressor) is hero, (or variations).

        There are other factors in 'broad culture', incl Mom's stress hormones on fetal devel. All = HUGE theme in societal systems, IMO. Thanks for…

    • see also anne's excellent comment here:

      from : les USA veulent bombarder Fukushima
      [Google translate)
      "We live the consequence of conscious denial syndrome of the nuclear industry. Disasters of this magnitude and consequences so dramatic simply have not been considered because they are neither controllable nor justifiable."

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The fuel assemblies in the rack on the right (in the photo linked below) have a different top than the handle of the typical uranium fuel assemblies seen in adjacent racks. The photo at this link is Unit4 SFP, taken after the calamity.
    PattieB has identified this rack of fuel assemblies as Plutonium Fuel Assemblies, providing proof that TEPCO had been illegally using plutonium fuel, prior to the 311 calamity, in violation of its operating lIcenses. Pattie goes on to report that there is another rack of plutonium fuel assemblies in the cask pool on the opposite side of the reactor from SFP4. It was this rack of Pu fuel that cooked off and burst into flames in the days after 3/11/2011, according to Pattie.
    This gave me the willies when I heard about it here on ENEnews a couple of days ago. Pu fuel is, without doubt, some of the most deadily material known. Just a tiny mote floating by you as you inhale is enough to kill you should it lodge in your lungs. Pattie says that Pu fuel was blown out of SFP3 when it detonated. Our goose may be sooo cooked, if PattieB is right about this.

    Admin., please permit this Off Topic post. IMO, there is nothing else to talk about until the truth of this is either proven or disproven. Can we get some confirmation from Arnie, next week, please? Many thanks! Philip

    • Steve_G Steve_G

      That, if true, is terrible news Philip. This the first I've heard of that. Given that even one particle is capable of inflicting death and disease, I'd think that by combusting as it did, there has been a significant particulate count released into the worldwide atmosphere. That gives a "life extinction event" an entirely more tragic consequence perpetrated by the psychopathic nuclear industry and the equally psychopathic Japanese leadership!

      • PattieB PattieB

        The sad part is… The A man knows. But, understand that he must pick battles he can win. To do what he can? He couldn't speak about anything beyond MOX. As that is all that is OFFICIALY there on the site. He HAS made clear many things that most here don't seem to take notice of, nor the general public. That the rods can not be removed from the water like the vid they did suggests.

        A: They would catch fire in short order.
        B: The guys that handeled them would be dead within 2 days, tops!
        C: There were no actual rods in the pool where they did said extraction.
        D: The rod they showed being removed from the pool? Didn't even resemble the one they showed being examined later.
        E: The one the did examine, was an empty brand-new reactor rod case.
        F: The zircaloy ignites when heated in air, ( Fuel inside is HOT! )and separates the air into oxygen and hydrogen… burning the oxygen such that even water then doesn't put the fire out.
        This is just the tip of the foolish things they have portrayed on the less knowegable!

    • Songie Songie

      Can you tell me if PattieB is in a position to comment on this with some knowledge or expertise? I am on the US West coast and just tuned into ENE news 5 months ago. All of this is a whole lot to grok, and I must say I feel as though I've been going through my own PTSD, resignation & depression. This new information, if true, casts a whole new meaning to the phrase "Seize the day." Thank-you all for your information, insight, and citizen reporting.


        general advisory to you, Songie, and anyone else who reads this: It's important that you not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by what you learn from and through this site. Most of us (myself included) are not fully prepared for these revelations. To maintain any semblance of sanity, you have to incorporate a sense of stoicism into how you process this material. I've seen many people come on this site and eventually melt down; some wrecking home relationships and worse. It's imperative that you gird yourself against what can quickly result in a deeply depressing awareness. Doing otherwise will prevent you from being able to help those of concern. Knowledge can truly be a double-edged sword. If-and-when you find yourself becoming too overwhelmed with this material, take a 'mental health' break. Though I'm out here often, I'm not afraid to admit that I've done so myself. Keeping your mind and spirit resilient is as important as keeping your body healthy. Peace to you and yours…and send kind thoughts to this site administrators. They have to face these nightmares head-on – 24/7/365…

        • Songie Songie

          yes, thank-you aftershock. After been literally glued to this site for 5 months and definitely falling deep into the pit of despair ……I am beginning to come out of it and now feel much like a terminally ill person who comes to accept the fact that he or she is going to die. (Though it is not my own death which haunts me, I've had a good run of it, ….but the little children and the whole of humanity…)

          We do have today and probably tomorrow, but who can see beyond that, with or without a nuke apocalypse? Thanks for the positive words. We must put on a brave face, see to the needs of those around us, and who knows, maybe there will be a miracle….


            glad you get it Songie. If I were to tell you that humanity doesn't end here, you'd like return to what got you here in the first place! We have to face what we've allowed to happen to our world. Doing so will be are only reprieve. We are passing through the fire of our times. Only purity and strength will emerge from the flames…

            • Anthony Anthony

              Agreed. We came from somewhere.

            • Songie Songie

              aftershock, "We are passing through the fire of our times. Only purity and strength will emerge from the flames"

              reminds me of a line from an old christian/gospel song, "no more water but fire next time"



                most, Songie, are only concerned with themselves or their immediate family and friends. Such behavior served well when we were isolated. Much has changed. What's done on the other side of the planet now effects us all. When we've learned to integrate this reality into our individual desires and actions, we'll be ready for that which awaits us…

      • richard richard

        In answer to your question Songie, this is the 'net, take it with a large dose of scepticism. Cross check where ever you have doubts.

        Where you can't find concrete, cross checked evidence, consider information as dogma.

        Personas and avatars can come and go in all shapes and forms. There are a few who have presented their true selves on this site. If not directly, some minor detective work will show the more genuine players.

        best of luck in your searching. Seize the day. Take each moment as if it was your first, and treat every meal like it's your first in a week.

        • Sickputer

          Richard typed these pixels of light: "Personas and avatars can come and go in all shapes and forms…If not directly, some minor detective work will show the more genuine players."

          SP: Truer words were never spoken. For many posters with a nom de plume employment issues precludes them from using their real name. The long reach of the nucleocrats can affect anyone they wish to squash. So perhaps we make them work for their vendetta a bit more. *;-)

          I greatly admire several American founding fathers who used secret identities many years ago to help found the USA:

          "In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.

          SP: We could use some of those intellectuals today.

        • Songie Songie

          thanks, richard…yep, been trying to weed out the hype & sensationalism from the truth……ain't always easy….

          and yes, SP, we definitely could use some of that founding father spirit, courage, & smarts right now….

      • PattieB PattieB

        This is me… I don't hide behind a bogus screen name.

        Make your own evaluation.


          if only I could, PattieB! I love your background knowledge. I'll be submitting your name for lead service technician, when we decide to push-off this rock…

  • Sol Man

    Silence is golden to the people that have assisted in bring this situation to fruition, better than the truth to over 7 billion people.

  • m a x l i

    The missing parts of the statement for easy reading:

    "Guten Tag! Ich heiße Izumi Yamaguchi und komme aus Tokio, Japan. [Hello, my name is Izumi Yamaguchi, and I come from Tokyo, Japan.] I say daringly that I come from the country of fear and despair, because present Japan has been occupied by not only radioactivity, but also ignorance and indifference, vague uneasiness and resignation and silence, distrust and hate. The japanese society finishes going to ruin. It will be 2 years…
    [above enenews text-sample box]
    I would like to report those japanese situations to people living in Germany."

    (His German sounds much clearer than his English, by the way.)

  • m a x l i

    What you can see in the background of the video is the logo of the Green Party in Germany: a sunflower and "BÜNDNIS 90 DIE GRÜNEN".

    In everyday language the party is called DIE GRÜNEN (The Greens). The longer, official name exists due to political correctness. The party is a merger of BÜNDNIS 90 – a political arm of the citizens movement in the East around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall and of the, since a few years longer established, green party DIE GRÜNEN in the West.

    Since Germanys unification, the Greens have usually significantly more voters in the West than in the East. One local government in the West (Baden-Würtemberg, one of 15 "Bundesland") is lead by a green "Ministerpresident". On the federal level, Germany is governed by a coalition that is big-industry friendly and was in past decades nuclear-industry friendly. Today – since Fukushima, the official stance of ALL parties in Germany is anti-nuclear, but behind the curtain a lot of fighting about that is still going on.

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    poor folks

    die sloly

    50-60 months in future we all can se it
    to late to stopp the genozide and the deadly range goes bigger and bigger like a Pest ulcer

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Hot Particles From Japan to Seattle Virtually Undetectable when Inhaled or Swallowed.

    “a hot particle is defined as a particle that contains sufficient activity to deliver at least 1000 rem/yr to the surrounding lung tissue. For isotopes having half-lives greater than one year, this would correspond to particles containing at least 0.07 pCi of alpha activity.” (p.51)
    “we recommend that the MPLPB for members of the public be 0.2 hot particles, and the average lung burden for members of the public be 0.07 hot particles, a factor of 3 less than the maximum.” (p. 45)
    [it is recommended that…] “For accidental releases exposure (10 CFR 100.ll(a) (l)) MPLI’B (2 hours exposure) = 10 hot particles” (p. 52)

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Leaked TEPCO report: 120 billion Becquerels of plutonium, 7.6 trillion Becquerels of neptunium released in first 100 hours — Media concealed risk to public

      Mochizuki says this report was made by Tepco for a press conference on June 6 and the media knew and “kept concealing the risk for 7 months and kept people exposed”.

      Read More: Media knew 1.2×10^12 Bq of plutonium was released to the air in the first 100 hours

      UPDATE: Mochizuki has updated his post. It appears the plutonium figures are now 1.2 trillion Becquerels, 10 times higher than originally reported.

      ~MaidenHeaven~ Knowing how Tepco more than low balls its figure…in this instance it hardly matters, there is more than enough cancer causing radionuclides in just these elements to give us all some for of health issues. And as I understand these elements are some of the most deadly to all life forms.

      Report: 76 trillion becquerels of Plutonium-239 released from Fukushima — 23,000 times higher than previously announced August 29, 2011

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      from the video above..Arnie Gunderson.."What surprised me is that the air filters in Seattle, indicate that the people there were absorbing 5 hot particles every day for the month of April. What does that mean? It means that that hot particle gets absorbed in your lung, or it winds up in your intestines or it winds up in your muscle or it winds up in your bone. It constantly bombards a very narrow piece of tissue. Now we have here a picture of a lung from an ape and there is a hot particle in the lung. And you can see how localized the damage is from that hot particle constantly bombarding the ape's lung. Now a constant irritant like that your body fights, and most of the time your body wins. Sometimes however, those hot particles can cause a cancer and of course, that is a grave concern. Now you can't run a geiger counter over someone's lung on the outside to determine if they have a hot particle. Because those particles, those rays, don't travel outside the body. They do their damage to the local tissue."

      "But we know they are there, because the air filter results indicate that they are."

    • PattieB PattieB

      I hate being pendantic… but let's be clear on the end-results of the releases from fuku. This is by the folks who first made the stuff.

  • PattieB PattieB

    Even in that report… they left out key information.
    They listed no detected amount levels for Urainium!

    If you fission PU-239…? You get Uranium 234 The US milt. flight over the area after the blast found a 1/3 PU 2/3 Uranium mix. But, the Uranium count was 2/3 U-234. That's a difinative case made for it being the PU-239 that caused the criticality.

    • PattieB PattieB

      only 1/3 of the total urainium count was U-238
      238 with 6% eriched 235 is normal reactor rods signature.
      Add up to 6% PU-239 for a mox rod.

      Still… doesn't fit the numbers… does it?

      Add a bunch of PU-Breeder rods?

      1/3 PU-139, 1/3 PU-140, 1/3 PU-141

      That makes the contents of the skys fit!

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Thank you Pattie, that is an important point. As always it is the dribble of info we get, never complete. Just to give the illusion that they are coming clean.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    PhilipUpNorth & Steve_G, I hope someone will direct you here when next they see you. My posts above are in reply to your surprise about Plutonium having been released from Reactor 3. Unfortunately my posts confirm that we have indeed been breathing it in.