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Researchers link radiation to childhood cancers in Fukushima


Much of what we know about the link between cancer and radioisotopes released during nuclear disasters is from the studies in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster of Chernobyl.

The disaster at Chernobyl released 4 different isotopes including Strontium-90, Plutonium-239, Iodine-131 and Cesium-137. Of these, I-131 is particularly of concern as it accumulates in the body just like non-radioactive Iodine. I-131 can be ingested from the environment as well as through food and can stay in the body for a long time despite its 50% degradation rate of 8 days in the environment.
In this March 15, 2011 file photo, a child is screened for radiation exposure at a testing center in Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, after a nuclear power plant on the coast of the prefecture was damaged by March 11 earthquake. A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government’s position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring. Most of the 370,000 children in Fukushima have been given ultrasound checkups since the March 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Thyroid cancer has been diagnosed in 137 of those children, though more broadly the disease occurs in only about one or two of every million children. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

In this March 15, 2011 file photo, a child is screened for radiation exposure at a testing center in Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, after a nuclear power plant on the coast of the prefecture was damaged by March 11 earthquake. A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government’s position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring. Most of the 370,000 children in Fukushima have been given ultrasound checkups since the March 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Thyroid cancer has been diagnosed in 137 of those children, though more broadly the disease occurs in only about one or two of every million children. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
The National Cancer Institute also found that the likelihood of thyroid cancer increased with each dose of I-131, with the risk doubling with each unit of radiation. In this context, the butterfly shaped organ wrapping around your windpipe, the thyroid can become a deadly cancer. The Fukushima accident, where three of nuclear reactor cores melted due to a failure of the cooling systems caused by a 15m tsunami (Read more on Fukushima disaster and its effect on nature).
The main radionuclide among the volatile fission products in the Fukushima disaster was I-131. Since March 2011, 370,000 children have been given routine ultrasound checkups in the Fukushima prefecture. The screening is a proactive step taken by the government of Japan to ensure the early detection of thyroid cancer among evacuees and vulnerable population.
A recent study led by Toshihide Tsuda based on the data from Fukushima Medical University shows that among those screened, 137 children have been detected positive for Thyroid cancer with an increase of 25 cases from last year. This is a sharp contrast from other regions where the disease occurs in 2 out of every million kids.
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Chris Busby; Fukushima Thyroid Cancer- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Call to Europeans to use the existing regulations to challenge the "Dose" method employed by Nuclear Health Physicists and the ICRP.


Call to Europeans to use the existing regulations to challenge the “Dose” method employed by Nuclear Health Physicists and the ICRP.

There was a Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Nov 3rd. It was held jointly by the Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste and the Swedish National Committee for Radiation Protection Research. 

The issue was the health effects of releases associated with the project to dispose of high level nuclear waste at Forsmark on the Baltic Sea. 

 Dr Busby has put in 2 reports to the Swedish Environmental Council in 2010 and 2012 which drew attention to the massive errors in the current ICRP model upon which the project depends. The requirement is that there are no significant doses to any future resident of the area for 100,000 years. 

Sweden, like all European States is subject to the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards Directive which contains a clause, an amendment by the European Greens in 1996 at the suggestion of Busby, Alice Stewart, Alexy Yablokov and Rosalie Bertell. It states that if “New and important Evidence” emerges that the risk model is wrong, all practices involving radiation exposure in the EU must be Justified all over again. 

Here, Chris Busby attacks the risk model and those who had presented extremely biased science through-out the day of the symposium. He draws attention particularly to the recent publication in the journal Epidemiology which reports 120 thyroid cancers in 380,000 children living near Fukushima. This shows an error in the ICRP model of 2600 times.

Current Rad Counts from around the US. Know Your Count Chart. Reference Chart Only.



ATTENTION | U.S. Radiation This Week No 29 | Oct 31 to Nov 07, 2015 By Bob Nichols
Website: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/11/07/your-radiation-this-week-no-29/
► These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States
►► 100 CPM = EPA ALERT LEVEL
► RADIATION CPM* COMPARISON CITY STATE 
1,601 CPM, 320.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
1,553 CPM, 310.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,412 CPM, 282.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1,363 CPM, 272.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma, Beta.
1,307 CPM, 261.4 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS Gamma, Beta.
1,307 CPM, 261.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Gamma, Beta
1,283 CPM, 256.6 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM LastReading
1,277 CPM, 255.4 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Gamma, Beta.
1,260 CPM, 252 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Gamma, Beta.
1,254 CPM, 250.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma, Beta.
1,210 CPM, 242 Times Normal, Fresno, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. Last Reading
1,205 CPM, 241 Times Normal, Harrisburg, VA. Gamma, Beta.
1,177 CPM, 235.4 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1,168 CPM, 233.6 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1,135 CPM, 227 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Gamma, Beta.
1,111 CPM, 222.2 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Gamma, Beta.
1,095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,086 CPM, 217.2 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Gamma, Beta.
1,082 CPM, 216.4 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma, Beta.
1,058 CPM, 215.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Gamma, Beta.
1,071 CPM, 214.2 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
1,170 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,066 CPM, 213.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Gamma. Beta.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. Gamma, Beta.
1,025 CPM, 205 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Gamma, Beta.
1,020 CPM, 204 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma, Beta.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Gamma, Beta.
1,013 CPM, 202.6 Times Normal, Hartford, CT Gamma, Beta.
1,004 CPM, 200.8 Times Normal, Mason City, IA Gamma, Beta.
330 CPM, 66 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Gamma, Beta.
107 CPM, 21.4 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Gamma, Beta. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week A definitely UN-familiar Leader again in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America this week is Little Rock, Arkansas! Congrats to Little Rock, Arkansas as the most Radioactive City in America for this week.

Thirty-three (33) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another Eleven (9) cities are clustered between 900 and 999 CPM, ready to Break Out at any time. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions. The Rad peak from the Oct 30 – September Rad contagion is not going away. Instead the Rad poison has spread all over the country and settled in for the long haul. The most prevalent isotope, Cesium 137, takes a daunting 600 years to decay to infinitesimal levels. It is not even particularly long-lived radiation. The Cesium will remain, though; we won’t.

Current Rad Counts from around the US. Know Your Count Chart. Reference Chart Only.



ATTENTION | U.S. Radiation This Week No 29 | Oct 31 to Nov 07, 2015 By Bob Nichols
Website: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/11/07/your-radiation-this-week-no-29/
► These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States
►► 100 CPM = EPA ALERT LEVEL
► RADIATION CPM* COMPARISON CITY STATE 
1,601 CPM, 320.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
1,553 CPM, 310.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,412 CPM, 282.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1,363 CPM, 272.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma, Beta.
1,307 CPM, 261.4 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS Gamma, Beta.
1,307 CPM, 261.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Gamma, Beta
1,283 CPM, 256.6 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM LastReading
1,277 CPM, 255.4 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Gamma, Beta.
1,260 CPM, 252 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Gamma, Beta.
1,254 CPM, 250.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma, Beta.
1,210 CPM, 242 Times Normal, Fresno, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. Last Reading
1,205 CPM, 241 Times Normal, Harrisburg, VA. Gamma, Beta.
1,177 CPM, 235.4 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1,168 CPM, 233.6 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1,135 CPM, 227 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Gamma, Beta.
1,111 CPM, 222.2 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Gamma, Beta.
1,095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,086 CPM, 217.2 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Gamma, Beta.
1,082 CPM, 216.4 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma, Beta.
1,058 CPM, 215.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Gamma, Beta.
1,071 CPM, 214.2 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
1,170 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,066 CPM, 213.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Gamma. Beta.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. Gamma, Beta.
1,025 CPM, 205 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Gamma, Beta.
1,020 CPM, 204 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma, Beta.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Gamma, Beta.
1,013 CPM, 202.6 Times Normal, Hartford, CT Gamma, Beta.
1,004 CPM, 200.8 Times Normal, Mason City, IA Gamma, Beta.
330 CPM, 66 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Gamma, Beta.
107 CPM, 21.4 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Gamma, Beta. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week A definitely UN-familiar Leader again in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America this week is Little Rock, Arkansas! Congrats to Little Rock, Arkansas as the most Radioactive City in America for this week.

Thirty-three (33) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another Eleven (9) cities are clustered between 900 and 999 CPM, ready to Break Out at any time. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions. The Rad peak from the Oct 30 – September Rad contagion is not going away. Instead the Rad poison has spread all over the country and settled in for the long haul. The most prevalent isotope, Cesium 137, takes a daunting 600 years to decay to infinitesimal levels. It is not even particularly long-lived radiation. The Cesium will remain, though; we won’t.

Dana Durnford Arrested and Charged with Two Counts of Criminal Harassment. Videos forceably removed from his BeautifulGirl Channel on Fukushima coverage.


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A British Columbia man who posted a video calling for the death of scientists whose research shows the Fukushima nuclear accident is not destroying the Pacific has been charged with two counts of criminal harassment.
Dana Dumford Shortly after being arrested on listed claims of
two counts of two counts of criminal harassment

The charges were laid against Dana Durnford of Powell River shortly after he posted a video on YouTube defending the attack on Jay Cullen, a chemical oceanographer at the University of Victoria, and another researcher.

The Globe and Mail reported on Monday that Dr. Cullen, who co-ordinates a radioactivity monitoring network that includes researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, several Canadian universities and Health Canada, came under attack after reporting Fukushima radiation levels in the Pacific are extremely low.
In a video posted on Wednesday, Mr. Durnford, who was not named in the initial story, questioned the accuracy of that report.
“Now, if Jay Cullen was getting death threats, you know I’d be in jail, most likely, and so would a lot of other people. Yep. And so come get me. I’m right here,” Mr. Durnford said.
In a video posted on Thursday, he said he had just been charged, and that many of his past videos had been taken down.
“You can find my presentations … on YouTube. What is left of them. The night before, I was arrested and the next morning, yesterday morning, I was in court and I was charged with criminal harassment of nuclear industry PR people,” he said. “And one of those was from Woods Hole and the other one was from UVic, British Columbia, Canada.”
Contacted by e-mail, Mr. Durnford declined comment and threatened legal action “if you write anything about me.”
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/charges-laid-against-bc-man-who-called-for-death-of-ex-fukushima-researcher/article27136264/

Those who know of Dana, know he comes with a great deal of passion and his fair share of controversy. This is neither here nor there at the moment, as the real issue is what is at stake for each and every personal journalist who has spent the hard yards and countless hours documenting and reporting this ongoing World crisis.
Over night, tens of videos were either removed or were made to be removed from his fukushima coverage channel.

The fact that he called out pro-nuclear cohort members seems to be the failing in his reporting attempts.

Donation pages and funds have been set up in order to help with the court and representation costs.

It is a reminder of how fine a line we all travel. Be careful folks.

Dana Durnford Arrested and Charged with Two Counts of Criminal Harassment. Videos forceably removed from his BeautifulGirl Channel on Fukushima coverage.


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A British Columbia man who posted a video calling for the death of scientists whose research shows the Fukushima nuclear accident is not destroying the Pacific has been charged with two counts of criminal harassment.
Dana Dumford Shortly after being arrested on listed claims of 
 two counts of two counts of criminal harassment

The charges were laid against Dana Durnford of Powell River shortly after he posted a video on YouTube defending the attack on Jay Cullen, a chemical oceanographer at the University of Victoria, and another researcher.

The Globe and Mail reported on Monday that Dr. Cullen, who co-ordinates a radioactivity monitoring network that includes researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, several Canadian universities and Health Canada, came under attack after reporting Fukushima radiation levels in the Pacific are extremely low.
In a video posted on Wednesday, Mr. Durnford, who was not named in the initial story, questioned the accuracy of that report.
“Now, if Jay Cullen was getting death threats, you know I’d be in jail, most likely, and so would a lot of other people. Yep. And so come get me. I’m right here,” Mr. Durnford said.
In a video posted on Thursday, he said he had just been charged, and that many of his past videos had been taken down.
“You can find my presentations … on YouTube. What is left of them. The night before, I was arrested and the next morning, yesterday morning, I was in court and I was charged with criminal harassment of nuclear industry PR people,” he said. “And one of those was from Woods Hole and the other one was from UVic, British Columbia, Canada.”
Contacted by e-mail, Mr. Durnford declined comment and threatened legal action “if you write anything about me.”
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/charges-laid-against-bc-man-who-called-for-death-of-ex-fukushima-researcher/article27136264/

Those who know of Dana, know he comes with a great deal of passion and his fair share of controversy. This is neither here nor there at the moment, as the real issue is what is at stake for each and every personal journalist who has spent the hard yards and countless hours documenting and reporting this ongoing World crisis.
Over night, tens of videos were either removed or were made to be removed from his fukushima coverage channel.

The fact that he called out pro-nuclear cohort members seems to be the failing in his reporting attempts.

Donation pages and funds have been set up in order to help with the court and representation costs.

It is a reminder of how fine a line we all travel. Be careful folks.

“IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD WHEN YOU CAN WITH IMPUNITY CHARGE $600 TO TEST A BUCKET OF SEA WATER FOR Cs134 MINIMIZE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE RESULTS SLEEP IN A WARM DRY BED AT NIGHT & THEN TURN AROUND & CHARGE A DISABLED MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR WHO HAS RISKED HIS LIFE AGAIN & AGAIN ON THE HIGH SEAS (IN ORDER TO DO THE WORK THAT YOU OUGHT TO HAVE DONE BUT
CHOSE NOT TO DO ) WITH CRIMINAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE OF METAPHORS THAT HE ALLEGEDLY USED WHEN HE WAS BOTH TOTALLY EXASPERATED & PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED!
YOU SEE THIS DISABLED MAN ONCE HE LET IT BE KNOWN THAT HE INTENDED TO DOCUMENT THE ‘PACIFIC GENOCIDE’ ENDURED THREE BRAZEN ATTEMPTS ON HIS LIFE & WAS HARASSED HOUNDED PUBLICLY LIBELED & SLANDERED 24/7 BY THE CONTROLLED OPPOSITION WHO WANTED HIM SILENCED!
AS YOU CAN SEE THE ASSAULT IS ONGOING!