In the video above, Mike welcomes Dr. Chris Busby, a scientific consultant to the Low Level Radiation Campaign and director of the independent environmental consultancy Green Audit, to examine the tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear reactor’s persisting radiation threat. The nuclear industry and pro nuclear apologists (most often hired by or receiving pay from the nuclear industry in some form or fashion) keep claiming that low level radiation has no effect on health, whether the radiation is coming from the nuclear disasters such as Fukushima, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, depleted uranium weapons or any of the 400+ nuclear power plants globally that are constantly releasing radiation in the form of radioactive Tritium and other toxic, health damaging substances, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So let us examine this rather preposterous claim, that low dose radiation causes no harm, and that there are ZERO casualties from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The pro nuclear apologists keep comparing eating bananas or flying in an airplane to the human produced radiation contaminants that have never been seen before on Earth, so let’s take a closer look at the hazards of low dose radiation, shall we?
You will no doubt notice that the symptoms of low dose radiation poisoning match what is being reported by people around Fukushima; bleeding noses, hair loss, nausea, flu like symptoms, exhaustion, diarrhea, plus more.
Depleted uranium is being used around the world by the US military and all of the groups that the US sells DU weapons to. This paper, along with others that show the same result, should prove that using DU weapons is the same as using an illegal weapon of mass destruction. This weapon of mass destruction will kill and harm civilians for the next 1 MILLION years. There has never been a worse genocidal weapon in the history of humankind. It is bad enough to kill a million people, but to keep killing them for infinite future generations is another level of genocide that has never been seen before on this planet. Let us look at the proof of the matter, not meaningless platitudes of ‘no harm’ from salesperson types who are bought and sold for mouthpieces of the military industrial complex or the nuclear industry.
Isn’t it curious how nuclear bomb tests, uranium mines, uranium recycling/processing facilities and nuclear reactors are ALL looked at in much the same way as depleted uranium weapons by the pro nuclear apologists? For any and all of the above, the ‘experts’ always repeat the same mantra; that this radioactive plant or product does ‘no harm’, even if it blows up, melts down, catches on fire and/or leaks 1,200 different types of deadly radioactive products, gases and hot particles into the heart of cities such as Tokyo, with over 30 million inhabitants.
The nuclear and military industry keep claiming that no one died as a result of nuclear bomb testing or from the Fukushima disaster. They claim that DU weapons are harmless. They say no one died, despite 2,400 nuclear weapons tested in open air and depleted weapons being used all around the world, inside civilian occupied cities and close to US towns. Does this outrageous claim sound even remotely sane or rational, when the cancer rates have increased from almost zero per million people to 1 in 2 or 3 people getting cancer today? Or does it sound more like some raving lunatic who was set loose from an insane asylum? Either way, whether you agree or disagree, let us look at the proof of the matter, not the meaningless platitudes of ‘no harm’ from salesperson types who are bought and sold for mouthpieces of the nuclear or military industrial complex.
Let’s take a closer look at the Fukushima crisis, where nuclear apologists again claim that no one was killed or harmed due to radiation, despite the fact that at least 3 reactors melted down, and at least 3 spent fuel pools dried out and caught fire MORE THAN ONCE, releasing most if not all of their contents.
On top of that, they cannot tell where the melted corium nuclear fuel is. Many people believe three reactors melted through and that 3 coriums are now underground, in the form of raging, out of control nuclear fires.. In addition to that, highly toxic bucky balls were formed and released, due to sea water being poured on the out of control fires and melted down fuel in several reactors. But the Japanese do not seem interested in finding out if or where this melted fuel went, how much is left ANYWHERE, much less doing anything about it. In the minds of the pro nuclear apologists, Fukushima is in ‘cold shutdown’. It does not matter that radiation levels are RISING by huge orders of magnitude in the groundwater and in the Pacific ocean as of 7/2013. Why would this be happening if everything is ‘normal’ and cold?
Then we have to consider the FACT that the Fukushima multi nuclear reactor facility was using highly volatile MOX fuel, which is 10,000 times more TOXIC, deadly and dangerous than just plain old uranium fuel rods. And then the manager of the facility sprayed sea water on the spent fuel pools, which created ‘hot’ particle bucky balls. Radioactive chlorine, sulfur and other new radioactive compounds have been measured outside of the plant, which has never been seen before this nuclear disaster.
Even a fool with only a 2nd grade education can understand that Fukushima was orders of magnitude worse than Chernobyl, because unit #3 reactor/and or #3 spent fuel pool exploded in a prompt criticality. The deadly dangerous MOX fuel inside unit #3 was scattered for many miles around the plant and into the Pacific ocean via this criticality triggered nuclear explosion. This small fact has been completely covered up, except in the blogging world.
Hydrogen burns cleanly, and creates only water vapor. All of the other explosions were white water vapor ‘smoke’, but this explosion is BLACK and HUGE. Can some nuclear expert explain to a novice who hydrogen burns and explodes with a black smoke, plus going up high into the air? And why are there THREE explosions back to back? But common sense facts do not stop the ‘true believers’ from spouting non-sense. At least they are consistent, despite the cancer rate increasing from just several people per million to 1 in 2 today. Yup, they and the medical folks involved with manufacturing, selling and using radiation plus a toxic soup of 1,000’s of deadly chemicals plus radiation, need more money to ‘study’ this mysterious Big C issue, because they just cannot seem to find any ’cause’. All they know is that the cancers have nothing to do with the massive amounts of radioactive substances pouring out like a toxic Niagra Falls into the upper atmosphere, where it travels around the world.
Certainly the horrendous cancer rate globally has NOTHING to do with the radiation cocktail coming out of Fukushima even today. This radiation cocktails contains over 1,200 deadly ingredients, each of which can kill someone, and all of those same toxic, deadly isotops are still being released, even TODAY… But they still say, nope, NOTHING from these reactors killed or harmed anyone.. let’s get real folks… This is a NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE.
LDP’s Policy Chief Sanae Takaichi Declares “No One Has Died from Fukushima Nuclear Accident, We Have No Choice But To Use Nuclear Plants”
“There are people who committed suicide after the nuclear accident because of radiation contamination ruining their crops and cattle. There are people who died of hunger and thirst inside the 20 kilometer evacuation zone, as officials, being bureaucratic officials, prohibited the family members from entering the zone to rescue their parents, siblings, relatives. (Why these people nonetheless followed the officials’ orders is another issue.) That zone wouldn’t have been set if there had been no nuclear accident. There are people who died on the way to distant shelters, who died at shelters for lack of food and heat” http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2013/06/radioactive-japan-ldps-policy-chief.html
Again, none of these people are shown as being ‘victims’ of the nuclear plant meltdown. They are not counted in ANY nuclear accident death or injury toll, anywhere. Why not? All of these people could have lived normal, productive lives if these nuclear plants had not melted down, if the 2,400 nuclear bombs had not been tested and if the 9 TRILLION Dollars had instead been spent on life affirming things, instead of on life destroying things. Why can TEPCO and these nucleocrats get off scottfree, claiming that NOT ONE PERSON died as a result of their actions and inactions before, during and after this accident? Why is there no criminal investigation after a nuclear accident?
As the Fukushima 9.0 earthquake hit; “workers told how the earthquake ripped through the plant, immediately knocking out the main power. A ghastly boom was heard in the suppression chamber of reactor 4, said Kenji Tada, who was there at the time. Cracks started ripping in the asphalt and the sides of the building. The workers fled before the tsunami arrived and did it’s worst. As the situation deteriorated, the first explosion, at reactor 3 on March 14, happened at the precise moment that six soldiers from the Japanese Central Nuclear Biological Chemical Weapon Defence Unit arrived at the reactor in two vehicles. The six of them are now dead, buried under flying concrete.”
The nuclear industry does not count these worker deaths either, because they died from an EXPLOSION caused by a meltdown of a nuclear plant, not directly and immediately from the radiation that came out WITH the explosion. This is really splitting hairs. Bottom line, the pro nuclear apologists refuse to count ANYONE dying as a result of a nuclear accident, no matter what. How much do you want to bet that these six guys got buried in lead lined coffins, along with the guy who died in the vent stack? Here is just one of these unfortunate victims working at the Fukushima complex… We get a brief glimpse of radiation burns and blisters all over his body, and then he disappears forever. Supposedly, according to TEPCO, he just stepped in some radioactive water and got some of this water on his feet.. But why are there radiation burns all over his body then? The facts just do not add up.
In another article; “a worker at Fukushima Daiichi has died. He is reported to have worked at the plant for a week for one of TEPCO’s first tier subcontractors. The worker began at Fukushima in early August, worked for seven days before becoming extremely ill. He died on August 16th. The worker was 40 years old and was involved in radiation exposure admin and doorway admin. No further details were given about the nature of his work at the plant. The diagnosis of acute leukemia is a PR-speak way of saying radiation poisoning.
Acute leukemia is a direct consequence of radiation exposure and low level radiation contamination. So are all kinds of heart problems, heart attacks and strokes; they are all directly tied to low level radiation contamination. But NONE of the deaths from these and other radiation contamination health issues are being counted as being part of the Fukushima accident. The medical profession is all in with the nuclear industry and the cover up continues on a MASSIVE scale.
Even when the manager of Fukushima died recently after a stroke and then throat cancer, that did not count. He had a brain hemorrhage, and thought he would die within a week, along with the Fukushima 50, right after the Fukushima melt down. Many of those 50 are dead today. They all got exposed to huge doses of radiation, but no one is paying any attention to them, or to the million liquidators that tried to clean up Chernobyl.
According to the pro nuclear industry and medical folks, NONE of these diseases are causing ANY harmful radiation exposure to ANYONE. Nor are any of the millions of deaths around the world, even those involving people living close to nuclear accident sites that are highly contaminated with radiation, are the result of low dose radiation. Basically, no deaths are associated with ANY nuclear accident. Radiation is a pure holy virgin that does not touch or affect anyone, even if it is released during an accident, according to the pro nuclear apologists.
Fukushima workers have been and still are exposed to Cesium. These workers then have negative health effects, including strokes, heart attacks or other problems. Cesium is a known heart seeking and negative health affecting radioactive contaminant, even at low body burden levels of 10-50 Bq/kg, but when the heart attacks and strokes happen, they are NEVER reported as casualties of radiation, even if they are nuclear workers working inside a highly radioactive environment.
Source: TEPCO : Press Release – Date: February 28, 2013
At around 9:20 AM on February 25, at the material storage of cooperative company in Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture, a cooperative company worker who was engaged in the preparation for cover installation on Unit 3 Reactor Building reported being sick. The worker was transported to the medical clinic in J-Village. As cardiopulmonary arrest was confirmed at the clinic, an ambulance was called at 9:35 AM. After cardiac massage was performed, the worker’s pulse was recovered at 9:54 AM. At 10:10 AM, the worker was transported to Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital by ambulance. Later, we received an announcement from the main contractor that he was pronounced dead by a doctor at 11:32 PM on February 27. http://enenews.com/fukushima-daiichi-worker-dies-had-been-preparing-cover-for-unit-no-3
Isn’t it strange how the pro nuclear apologists keep on claiming that no one died due to radiation at the Fukushima plant, but the Fukushima contract workers are dropping like flies trapped indoors, from what anyone with even a shred of common sense can see is radiation damage?
Of course, the medical folks and the companies involved and paid off by the nuclear industry NEVER test anyone for INTERNAL radiation after ANY nuclear accident, and if they do, anything less than 300 Bq/Kg does not count for anything in their book. Of course, these people would more than likely be dead if they got that much radiation. And they do not test ANYONE who died for internal radiation. Russian research shows that 50 Bq/kg causes irreversible heart lesions and death due to strokes and heart attacks. As little as 10 Bq/kg causes major negative health issues, but that does not matter to the nuclear industry; they just ignore this research completely.
So even after 50% or more of children living around Fukushima are found to have cysts and abnormal honeycomb like thyroids, they are not moved or warned. Instead, they are told this is normal and to stay put and keep drinking milk, rice and other contaminated foods grown in this same radiation contaminated area. And when excessive numbers of cancers started appearing less than 2 years after the accident, the medical and nuclear experts declared it could not have come from the radiation. Why not? They say it cannot be radiation, because after Chernobyl, it took more than 4 years for these cancers to appear. Stupid is as stupid does. The radiation combined with MOX (plutonium) fuel products are much more toxic and dangerous around Fukushima, so it makes sense that these children’s cancers are appearing faster, and that they will be MUCH more numerous than those found around Chernobyl decades later.
The people living around the Fukushima plant were never warned or evacuated, even when INTENSE HIGH LEVEL radiation clouds of radioactive gases, uranium, plutonium and more were passing through their towns. The medical profession refused to pass out iodine pills even when these doctors and nuclear experts were asked for them.
The Japanese government even refused to evacuate people until well after they were exposed to high levels of radiation. Finally, when the citizens were told to move, they were moved right into an even more intensely contaminated radiation zone, because apparently, no one knew where the radiation was going. Why not? Because no one was measuring the radiation coming from Fukushima, or where it was going? Why not? Because that might cause a panic..
This seemingly isolated examples are THE NORM. This story is not strange or unusual. This is what happens after EVERY nuclear accident. These nuclear ‘experts’ ALWAYS try to cover up their messes and harm caused by radiation for as long as possible, using a playbook of 30 lies, while claiming no one knows how much radiation came out, meters are defective, not working, went off line, etc, etc. Lots of excuses, lots of justification for no action, no information and passing the buck, while minimizing or denying anything bad is happening. Meanwhile, citizens for many miles around are exposed needlessly to toxic, dangerous radiation contamination. Of course, the families of the nuclear plant workers and executives are all evacuated right away, but no explanations are provided to them, and they are told to tell no one else why they are leaving town.
Isn’t it curious how even when Fukushima nuclear accident evacuees die of heart or other low level radiation induced health consequences such as throat cancer, these cases are also ignored and not counted? The earthquake plus the nuclear accident killed quite a few people at the plant, with at least one worker killed inside a crane apparatus near the venting stacks, plus these six military specialist guys who just arrived when #3 exploded due to a nuclear reactor meltdown.
Again, ANY AND ALL workers who die while they are employed as subcontractors or even as direct employees or supervisors at TEPCO and are killed while trying to clean up radiation or deal with the accident are NEVER counted as being caused by radiation, NEVER. Even when the manager has a radiation caused death from throat cancer, he is not counted either.
Before December of 2012, TEPCO would not admit that ANY workers had been exposed to radiation above 100 millisieverts. However, “TEPCO reported to the World Health Organization in December that (only) 178 workers at the plant were believed to have received radiation doses to their thyroid glands above 100 millisieverts.” Out of the tens of thousands of workers who went through this plant and who all were exposed to ‘hot particles’, gases as well as intense radiation on a daily basis, only 178 had a radiation exposure that equaled 100 chest X rays.
This was so laughably ridiculous, that someone up higher in the food chain told TEPCO that they had to redo this and come up with a ‘better number’. So TEPCO came back and corrected their analysis. Now they report that 2,000 workers may have been exposed to radiation, sufficient to increase their chances of thyroid cancer. Still, they are NOT admitting that a single employee got cancer due to Fukushima, and not a single employee has died due to working there in that intense radiation disaster.
The pro nuclear apologists have this dogmatic need keep up a virgin like appearance. If the nuclear industry cannot be kept pure, holy and virgin like, then it violates a basic and fundament taboo in the industry. THOU SHALT NOT DIE OF RADIATION INDUCED CAUSES.
This is kind of like letting the wild fox into the henhouse by leaving the door open. When chickens and eggs disappear, the fox says; “Nope, not me, I had nothing to do with it”. Never mind the feathers hanging from his quivering lips and the chicken bones his young pups are playing with around the den. Nope, the fox NEVER eats chickens or eggs, NOPE, NEVER. That is taboo. Everyone knows foxes NEVER eat chickens nor fresh chicken eggs, much less some oh so tender young chicks.
Could it be that MILLIONS of people are dying of low level radiation contamination stemming from Fukushima, Chernobyl, TMI accidents and nuclear plants in general? Could it be that there is a MASSIVE global coverup going on?
Scientists that have nothing to do with the nuclear industry have published tons of studies at great personal peril and cost to their professional careers, and concluded that Chernobyl to date has resulted in 1,000,000 deaths, plus untold mental, emotional and physical suffering beyond that for millions more. Of course, all that the pro nuclear apologists can do is to attack the messengers, calling the studies flawed, and labeling all of the scientists and medical professionals involved as quacks, charlatans and frauds.
If Chernobyl resulted in 1 MILLION deaths to date, and if common sense tells us that Fukushima is orders of magnitude worse, how many more deaths will result from Fukushima than from Chernobyl? Chernobyl was done in 10 days. Fukushima is still going today, with no stop at all.
Could it be that the death toll from Fukushima will be more than 10 million people? Could it be even worse than that? The Chernobyl nuclear disaster resulted in approximately 69 million people either dead or contaminated with radiation and potentially suffering from some low dose related health problems.
The answer is that more than likely yes, but you will have to dive into the articles below to understand how and why there will be many more victims from this Fukushima nuclear disaster than from the Chernobyl disaster. Doctors will more than likely be the last to know and understand. They do not get any medical training in low dose radiation contamination. They do not have internal whole body radiation scanners and do not know how to use them even if they did. They do not know how to treat people suffering from low dose radiation contamination.
So how would this issue be recognized? Almost NO ONE is measuring it, almost no one is trained to recognize it and even fewer are trained in how to deal effectively with it.. This is how a coverup happens. As long as no one knows what is going on and getting good information or education, ‘experts’ can keep on claiming that the Earth is flat, and that the sun revolves around the Earth, and everyone buys it, and swallows it whole, without question.