Workers at Fukushima No. 1 nuke plant risk deadly radiation danger


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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has failed to grasp the entire picture of melted fuel possibly accumulating inside the container vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. The radiation levels inside the vessel are extremely high, to the extent a human could be killed in less than a minute, and even a robot designed to conduct a probe inside went down quickly.
  • On the early morning of Dec. 24, 2016, a group of 26 workers assembled at a building housing the No. 2 reactor when it was still dark outside. The workers were from heavy machinery giant IHI Corp. and other companies engaged in disaster recovery work. On top of their protective Tyvek suits, they were wearing special protective ponchos. They also had four-layer gloves on, with plastic tape wrapped around their wrists. The outfit made them sweat though it was the middle of winter.
In order for TEPCO to move ahead with decommissioning work on the No. 1 through No. 3 reactors at the plant, the utility needs to find out how much melted nuclear fuel lies inside the facilities, and where, in the aftermath of the meltdown of 1,496 fuel rods. The 26 workers were tasked with drilling a hole measuring 11.5 centimeters in diameter in the No. 2 reactor’s container vessel to open the way for the probe robot, using a remotely controlled machine.
Ryosuke Ishida, 28, an employee of a related company in Hokkaido, was in charge of removing the machinery that was used in the drilling work. In order to ward off the severely high radiation, he was wearing a lead jacket weighing 10 kilograms on top of his already tightly sealed protective gear. Each worker was allowed only five minutes for their task to keep their radiation exposure doses to no more than 3 millisieverts a day. The dosimeters they were carrying with them were set to beep when the radiation level reached 1.5 to 2 millisieverts, with an additional alarm set to go off when radiation doses hit every one-fifth of those levels.

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Nuke Experts: Fukushima plant must be entombed like Chernobyl — Reactors will remain a threat to world “for the rest of time” — “Humanly impossible” to clean up due to shockingly high radiation levels


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EnviroNews World News, Feb 6, 2017 (emphasis added): The astronomical readings bring major concerns to a cleanup operation already spiraling out of control — flying blindly into territory previously uncharted in the history of nuclear power…. To top it off, 530 sieverts per hour might not be the worst cleanup workers have to worry about. TEPCO also stated that surface-level radiation readings from parts inside the plant’s pressure vessels can reach “several thousand sieverts per hour,” compounding what are already seemingly unsurmountable tasks in the decommissioning process. Esteemed nuclear expert, engineer, and former reactor operator Arnie Gundersen told EnviroNews World News in an email that the position of Fairewinds, his educational non-profit, is that radiation levels are presently way to high to remove the melted fuel, and that the reactors should be entombed, like was done with Chernobyl’s sarcophagus, for at least a century before attempting dismantlement. “[These readings do] make dismantling the facility almost impossible for 100 or more years, as the exposure to workers would be too significant,” Gundersen said.

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Feb 13, 2017: … it will be almost impossible to “decommission” units 1, 2 and 3 as no human could ever be exposed to such extreme radiation; and that this fact means that Fukushima Daichi will remain a diabolical blot upon Japan and the world for the rest of time, sitting as it does on active earthquake zones… Bottom line, these reactors will never be cleaned up nor decommissioned because such a task is humanly impossible…

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7 Times More Leukemia in 2015 than 2014, 80% in Eastern Japan


by dunrenard
https://dunrenard.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/7-times-more-leukemia-in-2015-than-2014-80-in-eastern-japan/

Warning, this is not the result of an official study but the findings of the personal study of Kikko, a blogger who took as a base the number of hospitalized patients. But again we cannot expect the Japanese government to officially advertize it: “The number of patients diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 was about 7 times higher than the previous year.”

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From June 2015
Sharp increase in leukemia patients ~ Number of patients is about 7 times more than last year ~ Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo
According to the statistics of the National Public Medical Association from the hospitals of each prefecture, from April to October 2015, the number of patients diagnosed as “leukemia” was about seven times higher than in 2014.
About 60% or more of patients diagnosed with leukemia are acute leukemia,
Since 1978 when they began taking statistics, such high proportion never occured before.
About 80% of the patients are in the Tohoku and Kanto regions. Fukushima Prefecture is the largest, next, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Tokyo in that order.
Strontium 90 is the most probable cause. It acts inside the body as calcium so that it can be stored in bones and brain. It takes 2-3 years until symptoms develop. People inhaling it or ingesting it in foods such as milk, fish and meat.

Why Is Thyroid Cancer America’s Fastest-Growing Cancer?


by HILLARY EATON  Last Updated: Dec 07, 2016


With more than 14 million people living with cancer in the U.S.today and over 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed yearly, it’s safe to say that you or someone you know has had a brush with cancer. Though cancer death rates have been in steady decline in the U.S., there is one form that is on a startling rise: thyroid cancer….

What Exactly Is Thyroid Cancer?
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front part of the neck, is responsible for producing thyroid hormones from iodine in the blood. These hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means they influence how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles and liver work. So, yeah: They’re kind of important.
According to the American Cancer Association, thyroid cancer occurs when the cells in the thyroid gland begin to grow out of control. When normal thyroid cells grow old or get damaged, they die and new cells take their place.
The National Cancer Institute explains that when this process goes wrong, new cells form when the body does not need them and old or damaged cells do not die as they should. That leads to a buildup of extra cells that form a mass of tissue called a nodule — aka a growth or tumor…

…Why IS Thyroid Cancer on the Rise?

Gary Bloom, executive director of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., tells us: “Medical professionals largely attribute the increase in thyroid cancer diagnoses to better imaging techniques, which has led to the discovery of many more micropapillary thyroid cancers — very small tumors that are usually less than 1 centimeter in size. However, some of the increase seems to have been in larger tumors, which is unrelated to better imaging.”
So is it overdiagnosis rather than an actual epidemic? According to a report published in JAMA, thyroid cancer has long been a common find during autopsies, despite never having caused symptoms during a patient’s life, indicating that nodules are extraordinarily common….
…Overall, there is not enough evidence to definitively explain why thyroid cancer is on the rise in America— whether it is due to overdiagnosis or something else.
Can You Protect Yourself Against Thyroid Cancer?
Bloom says that the best thing to do is avoid radiation at all costs. “It is important to limit exposure to head and neck radiation. For most people, the only exposure to radiation will be dental X-rays.” While this exposure is generally very limited, request a neck shield in addition to the chest shield that is usually provided.
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NOTHING?!?!?!!? About Fukushima????
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Fukushima’s radioactive waste accumulated in Chiba is carried in the reclaimed land of Henoko of Okinawa by a transportation route via Fukuoka.


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Ryouichi Kawaguchi

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Because Secretary of Defense Ash Carter declared that the United States would support the Abe Administration thoroughly, the U. S. Government and Japanese Government should split that fee of compensation for damages fifty-fifty to pay to Okinawa about landfill of the radioactive waste.

I must judge Prime Minister Abe is the evil person who is going to build the reign of terror which is still not different from the Nazis.Oh yes…

President Obama must not mistake to choose the person whom you should believe now.
As substitute land of the Futenma base,Japan and the United States should build the new base in Nozakijima island which is the uninhabited island at the offshore of Hirado city of Nagasaki prefecture rather than reclaiming the foreshore from the sea of Henoko of Okinawa with Fukushima’s radioactive waste.
The Japanese Government should build the long bridge from Hirado-city of Nagasaki prefecture to the Nozakijima Island. There is the dam of abundant water resources in the Nozakijima Island, and many deer propagate.
The fact that Abe Administration use Fukushima’s radioactive waste for reclaiming the foreshore from the sea of Henoko of Okinawa will be criticized from all over the world.
In this situation U. S. soldiers in New base of Henoko are exposed to radiation, too, and U. S. soldiers will die of the cancer like Fukushima citizens.
Prime Minister Abe conflicts with Crimes against humanity.

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