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Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from radiation poisoning, officials blame ‘too much seafood’

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Not much information comes out of Japan about Fukushima anymore, and the American MSM seems to have forgotten what watered down reporting they had done earlier. But the human suffering has begun in Japan, and even the Japanese government is trying to pretend it’s not happening.

The curtain is pulled over the total impact of this disaster to protect the nuclear power industry. The government and media blackout has become known as “plume gate” for the radioactive plume that was released from the Fukushima mishap. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035789_Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.html)

The Fukushima reactors were designed by General Electric, and 23 reactors of the USA’s 104 operating reactors are very similar to Fukushima’s. Lately, awareness of nuclear power’s pitfalls is growing and casting a shadow on nuclear power’s illegitimate claim of sustainability and unlimited power.

The suffering has already begun

Thousands of Japanese children from Fukushima and the nearby areas have been diagnosed with cysts and nodules on their thyroid glands. So far, 41.1 percent of 57,000 tested have shown these early warnings of potential thyroid cancer.

Even worse, four out of five Fukushima evacuees have been observed with developing thyroid abnormalities. It’s not just iodide isotopes with their relatively short radioactive half-lives that can penetrate thyroid glands, cesium-37 isotopes with longer half-lives can too. Here’s the shocking truth about radioactive half-life. (http://www.lbl.gov/abc/Basic.html#Half)

However, the official medical line from the head of this research is that maybe they’ve eaten too much seafood or taken too much iodine. It’s also an official decree that the testing be stopped before it begins in other areas of Japan.

Even in Tokyo, doctors are reporting dramatically increased incidents of incurable diarrhea, non-stop nose bleeds, and flu-like symptoms. Some parents are becoming activists in Japan to get at the truth and get their children treated properly. Children are more easily affected by radiation poisoning.

A Japanese pediatrician even put out a YouTube video asking for outside help since the Japanese government is not helping as they should. (http://enenews.com)

Dr. Christopher Busby, visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s School of Biomedical Sciences and Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk put out this video about Fukushima. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvfsBsXNS4)

He’s been attacked. But as a saying goes: “You know you’re getting close to the target when you’re getting flack.” Here’s Busby’s counter attack: http://fukushimaupdate.com

Nuclear power is dangerous no matter how it’s used

Even with flawless operation, the growing problem of where to put power plants’ spent fuel rods, which are actually still very radioactive for centuries, is becoming an issue that’s swept under the rug. Using DU (depleted uranium) for ammunition has been one outlet for nuclear waste.

Depleted uranium is a misleading term. Depleted means it’s not suitable for nuclear reactor use. But it’s still highly radioactive. Uranium metal is extremely hard, and DU is used to on projectiles and bullets in modern warfare because of DU’s ability to penetrate even armor.

When the projectiles hit targets, they explode and a radioactive mist is released into the immediate environment. Even before that, those projectiles tend to ignite and release radioactive materials. These local radioactive mists get into the area’s water and soil and remain for thousands of years.

This has begun in Iraq and elsewhere. These mists can also be carried far away from the immediate areas as radioactive measurements in the UK have demonstrated. In effect, nuclear war has been practiced for decades by the U.S. and its allies by using DU ammunition, which the UN had earlier declared illegal.

A massive underground radioactive waste “tomb” is under construction in Finland. It’s known as Onkalo, and it’s featured in a documentary entitled Into Eternity. Onkalo is only for Finland’s nuclear waste. Sweden and France may follow soon. Will others follow, or is it already too late?

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14 Comments on "Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from radiation poisoning, officials blame ‘too much seafood’"

  1. Kenz300 on Sun, 2nd Dec 2012 10:56 pm 

    Quote — “Thousands of Japanese children from Fukushima and the nearby areas have been diagnosed with cysts and nodules on their thyroid glands. So far, 41.1 percent of 57,000 tested have shown these early warnings of potential thyroid cancer.

    Even worse, four out of five Fukushima evacuees have been observed with developing thyroid abnormalities.”

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    Where is the international news media? Why has Fukishima dropped off the news.
    Seems like news reports are more interested in 30 second sound bites of the day than in depth reporting. THe nuclear industry, the government of Japan and the regulators are doing the world a disservice by not coming clean and allowing independent journalists and scientists to collect data and report their findings.

    We now know the spent fuel rod pools are as dangerous as the reactors and do not have a containment structure. TEPCO is broke and the taxpayers of Japan will be paying for the clean up and environmental damage FOREVER.

    Nuclear energy is too costly and too dangerous. It is time to transition to safe, clean alternative energy sources.
    Wind, solar, wave energy, geothermal and second generation biofuels made from algae,cellulose and waste are the future.

  2. Ken Nohe on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 12:32 am 

    No Japan will not be paying for TEPCO for very long because the country is broke too. It is no obvious yet but it will become so soon enough, when the next major quake strikes.

    Pushing Fukushima under the rug won’t improve the lot of the Japanese nuclear industry either as sooner or later, if the thyroid problem “explodes” it will become impossible to hide in a statistical “sea” of useless data.

    My guess is that for now at least, the Thyroid problem is not yet large scale which is why it is not top of the news. The fate of the nuclear industry in Japan is nevertheless sealed: It’s over! People will not accept new reactors and old ones will not be allowed to restart, That much is clear.

  3. BillT on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 12:53 am 

    GE owns most of the news media in the US. Of course you will not read this in any of their coverage. It would end nuclear in all countries, as it should.

    All you nuke freeks that want more nuke plants should keep a few used reactor rods in your basement. THEN you can see first hand how dangerous it is.

    Who is going to pay to keep all of these thousandfs of tons of radioactive debris contained for the next 1,000 plus years until it is safe to be exposed to? Answer: No one! Governments don’t last that long.

    No, we have sealed our coffins and the nuclear nails are piled, waiting to be driven home.

  4. Hugh Culliton on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 1:21 am 

    I remember back during Chernobyl the news report about how lucky France was because, for some reason the radiation seemed to be going around France. It turns out that that was just BS the French government was feeding to keep the population calm. I would be highly surprised if we don’t see similar cover-ups in the future. Japan is massively screwed. Their agriculture is heavily contaminated, Tokyo is contaminated, and best estimates for cleaning up Fukushima range from 30 to 100+ years. On top of that, their economy is in the toilet, and their old pal China’s caught her second wind. Perhaps Japan is a flash of what the rest of the work’s going to look like as Kunstler’s Long Emergency starts to bite.

  5. James on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 1:47 am 

    Too much seafood my ass. This is just the beginning. Japan isn’t going to be a very viable country economically or health-wise in the very near future.

  6. beamofthewave on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 4:30 am 

    how about the US west coast?

  7. GregT on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 5:03 am 

    Um, the links are from May of 2012 and September of 2011?

  8. BillT on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 9:35 am 

    beamofthewave, you don’t want to know what is coming into the Us from the West. How about canned tuna or canned halibut or canned Alaska salmon? Then there is the stuff carried on the jet stream, a direct flight to the West Coast. Or maybe the government quit publishing radiation levels in the US shortly after the accident because they ran out of money? lol

    The Us is sitting around 403 of these babies 30 plus by GE and old enough to be called ‘middle aged’. If you want to know what GE controls/owns:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_General_Electric

    Remember: “GE brings ‘good’ things to life” and then hits YOU with the bill/disease and covers up their messes with American Idol.

  9. Cloud9 on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 11:53 am 

    Our own East Coast awaits the same fate. The La Palma tsunami hangs over the East Coast like the sword of Damocles.

  10. dissident on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 2:46 pm 

    Get out your Geiger counters or dosimeters and measure the radiation carried from Japan to the US by the winds. Go ahead. But for some reason nobody has done this and posted the numbers since March 2011. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the wind borne radiation afflicting the USA is a hysterical myth.

    It’s really silly for people to throw fits about mythical radiation plumes coming from Japan (the Fukushima *aerosol* releases never made into the upper troposphere to be carried by the jet stream) while totally ignoring the heavy metals including uranium and thorium spewed by coal power plants.

    More people die from coal plant pollution every year than from several Chernobyl and Fukushima incidents. This includes death by cancer of the sort people are worried about being lofted over the Pacific Ocean in some plume nobody bothered to measure.

  11. charlie bucket on Mon, 3rd Dec 2012 7:49 pm 

    Just finished watching “Into Eternity”. Found it on Youtube. It is excellent!

  12. nuke roadie on Tue, 4th Dec 2012 12:19 am 

    This is almost laughable. An anti nuclear diatribe on a site called peak oil. Am I the only one here that sees a conflict of interest ? Can’t you see it ? Peak oil says BEWARE THE RADIATION PLUMES FROM FUKUSHIMA !! You know ,the ones that will be over the USA sooner or later. Or later or eventually. Trust us. They’re coming , maybe. Oh, by the way, with nuclear gone its more profits for oil and gas and coal. Unbelievable how gullible people can be.

  13. Gary Wurtsmith on Tue, 4th Dec 2012 2:05 am 

    No Comment. Just gravely concerned
    Not just radiation… COAL…. It’s killing us

  14. NikDarkwood on Sat, 8th Dec 2012 10:16 pm 

    I’m confused some of the cheapest, under engineered, worn out pieces of nuclear garbage are hit by a huge unexpected natural disaster. With a minor, compared to say coal, effect on the human population and environment and you use this as an arguement AGAINST nuclear being a stopgap energy solution in peak oil? What planet do you all intend living on?

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