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Fukushima Thyroid Cancers Increase Again

Fukushima Thyroid Cancers Increase Again

Update: The current suspected cases sit at 39, with the previous total being 41. Some suspected cases had been moved to confirmed cases, creating the decrease. The original news source was a bit vague on this.  There is now a total of 50 confirmed thyroid cancer among children in Fukushima prefecture. Another 39 new suspected cases of thyroid cancer were also admitted. Previous testing had found 41 suspected cases and 33 confirmed. The  50 cases are … Read entire article »

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Radiation Level At Koriyama School Same As Near Daiichi

Radiation Level At Koriyama School Same As Near Daiichi

This report today by 47 news shows the decontamination work underway in a school yard of a Koriyama elementary school. The radiation level seen in the photo is about 3 uSv/h. This is the same radiation level a citizen documented in Tomioka recently, we reported on that yesterday. Tomioka is in the evacuation zone and is one of the towns that the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site resides in. Both readings were taken in a similar manner … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Students Left With Few Good Choices

Fukushima Students Left With Few Good Choices

Some students in Fukushima have returned to schools on the edges of the evacuation zone. A school in Tamura reopened even though few families have returned. Students are given an hour bus ride into the area that was formerly part of the evacuation zone to attend school each day. There have been considerable disputes about the reopening of Tamura after it was discovered that the radiation levels were still high and the government had doctored … Read entire article »

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Citizens Step In Where Government Has Failed Fukushima Children

Citizens Step In Where Government Has Failed Fukushima Children

The town of Kawauchi has been trying to encourage residents to return to the town on the edge of the evacuation zone since 2012. Portions of the town remain off limits and part of the evacuation zone. Some of the schools reopened but the high school and many of the other nearby services were located further into the evacuation zone, leaving the town isolated. A few residents have returned, mostly seniors. Families with children have … Read entire article »

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Fukushima; Efforts To Erase Human Rights

Fukushima; Efforts To Erase Human Rights

In June of 2013 UNSCEAR released a report declaring the human health impacts from Fukushima to be almost non-existent. The media dutifully repeated UNSCEAR’s claims without analysis. The UNSCEAR report was riddled with carefully worded phrases to water down or ignore the actual risks to individuals exposed after the disaster. The report also took all of Japan into their estimates even though it is clearly documented that exposures varied considerably even within the Tohoku region. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima’s Health Impacts On Children Grow

Fukushima’s Health Impacts On Children Grow

As the third anniversary of the 3-11 disaster draws near, parents in Japan are still dealing with the impacts from the initial and ongoing exposures to their children. Cesium 137 is still being found in children in Japan as far away as Tokyo. The levels detected are in the same range as many of the levels found in 2012 and 2011. The risk factor exists far beyond the contaminated areas in Fukushima. Children in Iwate, Tokyo … Read entire article »

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75 Suspected Thyroid Cancers In Fukushima Children, Not Normal

75 Suspected Thyroid Cancers In Fukushima Children, Not Normal

The number of children found with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancers continues to grow. The newest numbers out of the Fukushima Health Survey indicate 75 children with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancers. 33 of those are confirmed with 8 new confirmations. Earlier the health survey had insisted these cancers and abnormalities were within normal ranges and were being found due to increased monitoring. This excuse was no longer used in the most recent press statements by … Read entire article »

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Japan’s WHO Radiation Expert Admits Giving Bad Information, “Oops”

Japan’s WHO Radiation Expert Admits Giving Bad Information, “Oops”

Many following the Fukushima disaster are familiar with Dr. Shunichi Yamashita (aka: Dr. 100 mSv). He headed the Fukushima Health Survey for the first years and dispensed advice right after the disaster that has been repeatedly found to be wrong. In the latest problem Asahi Shimbun (translated by Ex-SKF) found that Dr. Yamashita didn’t even understand the basics of the ongoing disaster and did nothing to seek out information so he could give informed opinions about … Read entire article »

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59 Total Thyroid Tumors In Fukushima Children

59 Total Thyroid Tumors In Fukushima Children

New data has been released from the government study of thyroid abnormalities and cancer in Fukushima children. Of those screened 59 have been found to have tumors. 27 of those have had surgery to remove the tumor. One was found to be benign and 26 were classified as papillary cancers. It was not clear what the status of the remaining number of children is at this point. The survey also does not mention the exact … Read entire article »

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Cesium Found In Children’s Urine Shows Ongoing Widespread Problem In Japan

Cesium Found In Children’s Urine Shows Ongoing Widespread Problem In Japan

The acceptable amount of radioactive cesium in human urine is zero. The substances (cesium 134 and 137) does not exist in nature and cause damage to the human body. It was widely reported that a citizen group in the Tokyo region found cesium in children’s urine recently. While this is notable, it isn’t unique. Radioactive cesium has been found in the urine of children across a wide area of northern Japan since 2011. The levels do … Read entire article »

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18 Cancers, 44 Suspected, 58.4% Of Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Abnormality

New data out of the government health survey shows an ever increasing level of thyroid cancers in Fukushima children. Of those screened (more await screening) there are 44 suspected cases of thyroid cancer with 18 confirmed by surgery. 19 had surgery with one being a benign growth, leaving most suspected cases confirmed to be cancers after surgery. The number of children found to have thyroid abnormalities that fell into the higher A2 classification is now at 58.4% of those screened. Translation of the documents can be found at Fukushima Voice http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.com/2013/08/18-thyroid-cancer-cases-confirmed-in.html?spref=tw This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this … Read entire article »

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Documentary About Fukushima Children Wins Film Festival

The film A2 by Ian Thomas Ash won the Nippon Visions Film Festival non animation category. The event took place earlier this month in Frankfurt Germany. The film looks at the problems parents and children in Fukushima have had with health and safety following the nuclear disaster. How the official health survey has in many ways made things worse and left parents with limited places to turn while more and more children show with problems. The film can be viewed here http://www.a2documentary.com/ More on Ian’s work can be found here http://www.documentingian.com/ The film A2 was part of a series of short documentaries on the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the other films can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/user/DocumentingIan?feature=mhum#p/u   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is … Read entire article »

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People Organize Their Own Thyroid Screenings For Fukushima Children

Many do not trust the Fukushima Health Survey for a myriad of reasons too long to get into here, suffice it to say the survey has not had the best interests of the individual at heart. The UN Human Rights Committee was quite critical of the current state of the Health Survey and the pressure it has put on doctors to not see pediatric patients from Fukushima for thyroid issues. Saturday the first set of independent thyroid screenings for children from the Fukushima region took place in Tokyo. A group established by journalist Ryuichi Hirokawa to support the children of Fukushima organized the screenings. The screening included a sonogram, copies of the sonogram for the parents to keep and consultations with doctors. The copy of the sonogram is of critical importance so … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Children 12 Confirmed Thyroid Cancer Cases, 15 More Suspected

3 confirmed thyroid cancers were reported in children in February by the Heath Survey. That number has now climbed to 12 with another 15 suspected thyroid cancers. The Health Survey continues to insist this has nothing to do with these children’s radiation exposure and again claim that cases after Chernobyl didn’t show up for years. We have previously documented where that is not the case after Chernobyl as there was no testing done immediately after to substantiate such a claim that there were no cancers in the first years after that disaster. Read more about thyroid cancer in children and the problems with this issue in Fukushima here. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, … Read entire article »

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More Thyroid Cancers Found In Fukushima Children

3 cancers have now been found in Fukushima children via the health survey. 7 are now suspected to have thyroid cancer. The 3 mentioned had surgery to deal with the cancer. Details were not given on the extent of the surgery or severity of the cancers found. The health survey continues to proclaim these cancers in children are pre-existing issues from before the nuclear disaster. This relies on a flawed concept from Chernobyl. There was about a 4 year gap between exposure and when formal screening of children began after Chernobyl. Some were found at that point to have cancers. The lack of testing for 4 years does not establish a latency period. While there are assumed latency periods with cancer development and long term studies of a bomb victims showed … Read entire article »

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Namie To Conduct Independent Radiation Exposure Exams

Namie town has teamed up with Hirosaki University to do independent examinations for any children from the town who want to have them done. Doubts about the impartiality and practices used by the Fukushima Health Survey has caused many to distrust the project sponsored by the prefecture government.  Hirosaki University had begun an exposure dose reconstruction study back in 2011 but was pressured by the prefecture government to terminate the study. They cited that the study “might fuel concern among residents”. The results of that study showed levels considerably higher than the official government numbers and found certain people had quite high thyroid doses. This new study being done long after the initial exposure will look at changes in the shapes of chromosomes in lymphocytes using blood samples. This article would not be possible without … Read entire article »

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Inaccurate Study Used To Explain High Thyroid Damage Rate In Fukushima

Asahi Shimbun reported on a study used by the Japan Thyroid Association to try to explain the unusually high thyroid nodule rates found in Fukushima children. What was missed by the media report is a very critical factor of this “study”. “They compiled records of 2,753 children, age 15 and under, who underwent ultrasound thyroid gland tests at the hospital between 2003 and August this year.” Before the Fukushima disaster a child would only be sent for an ultrasound scan of their thyroid if thyroid abnormalities or disease were already diagnosed or suspected. This study did not look at a random cohort (group) across the population of children to obtain a true random sampling of children. This study data was a collection of tests done on sick or suspected sick children. This can … Read entire article »

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UN Special Investigator In Japan Releases Initial Statement On Fukushima Human Rights

The  UN special investigator Anand Grover has issued some initial comments on his visit to Japan. The statement is more of a preliminary review of his findings, a full report will be issued at a later date. A draft report has been submitted to the Japanese government but is not currently available on the UN Human Rights Council website. The issues and criticisms mentioned in the statement include these: Local residents were not aware of nuclear disaster management plans. He makes this specific mention “local residents of Futaba city in Fukushima were led to believe by the Safety Agreement signed in 1991 that the TEPCO plant was safe and there would be no occasion for a nuclear accident.” The NRA, Japan’s new nuclear regulatory agency should adopt a policy to disclose any … Read entire article »

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WHO Again Downplays Fukushima Health Risks

The WHO is preparing to release a new report that declares cancer from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will not “significantly” increase. This broad declaration is riddled with omissions and a troubling opinion of what is considered significant. The WHO position paper is based on information they obtained from Fukushima Medical University and RERF. Both are institutions well known for bias and actions intended to downplay the true situation in Fukushima. Dr. Yamashita was installed as a vice president of the medical university soon after the disaster. WHO admits there is a lack of complete and good data so they turn to Chernobyl data and RERF A Bomb data. The A Bomb exposures have been cited as being quite different exposures than those exposed during a nuclear reactor disaster and not an “apples … Read entire article »

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76% Of Children In Nihonmatsu Radiation Monitoring Over 1mSv/year

Some data has been released about the external radiation monitoring program going on in Fukushima. These programs involved issuing glass badges to school children then periodically handing them in for testing. This does not record the children’s internal radiation doses from what they breathe in, eat or drink. Those levels are in addition to what is recorded by the badges. What the new round of testing found is that 76% of school children in Nihonmatsu are above the government goal of 1 mSv/year with just their external radiation exposure. The government goal is based on the ICRP guidelines but many consider the ICRP levels to be too high. Some actually saw their levels go up compared to their 2011 levels. One researcher assumed this is due to children being allowed outside … Read entire article »

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UN To Investigate Japan On Fukushima Human Rights Issues

United Nations Special Rapporteur Anand Grover will visit Japan from  November 15 -26 2012. The UN Human Rights Council is sending Mr. Grover to investigate what has been going on in Japan since the 3-11 disaster. The investigation was quoted as this: “I will examine the interlinks between the right to health of the affected people and the actions taken in emergency response, recovery and mitigation following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accidents,” “I express solidarity with the Japanese people, who faced the unprecedented triple-tragedy of the most powerful earthquake that ever to have hit the country, consequent tsunami and the nuclear accident”  to “contribute to the nation’s collective reflection and post-recovery debate into the lessons learned from the disaster response and challenges ahead of the nation.” “As a neutral party to that healthy debate, I … Read entire article »

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Yamashita Declared Nobody Should Get Iodine After Fukushima Disaster

The well known doctor behind the Fukushima Health Survey already has a long list of admissions and statements that have offended people worldwide. He told people to “smile” to prevent radiation damage and has admitted himself in numerous ways that the entire survey is a sham. This old article from March 22nd 2011 quotes Dr. Yamashita telling the public that the levels leaking out of Fukushima Daiichi were so low that nobody should have needed protective iodine tablets. Today we all know how absolutely untrue this is. He said this: “Information about radiation risks has not been correctly communicated. Under the current levels, administering iodine pills is unnecessary.” The Yomiuri newspaper included this in an article declaring the same view that exposure levels were low and iodine unnecessary. Both Asahi Shimbun and the Wall Street … Read entire article »

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White Paper: Fukushima Health Survey Occupies Medical & Legal Conundrum

The Fukushima Health Survey recently held a public meeting to address parent concerns about the survey. One of the concerns brought up by the parents was how difficult the survey has made it for parents to obtain the thyroid ultrasound photos of their children. Dr. Suzuki who has been running the Health Survey along with Dr. Yamashita said they would consider releasing the ultrasound photos without requiring a formal request from the parents first. There was no guarantee this would be implemented. Dr Suzuki also claimed it is unlikely thyroid cancer rates would rise and that the results found so far where over 43% of children had abnormalities were “ordinary”. Sukuki also claimed epidemiological studies on children in Japan had not been performed before. This is known to not be true. … Read entire article »

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Yamashita Admits Exaggerating Safety Of Being In Fukushima

Dr. Yamashita became world famous after the Fukushima nuclear disaster when he proclaimed 100 mSv to be a safe level of radiation exposure. His even stranger statement that “Radiation doesn’t affect people who are smiling” sparked outrage. This is the man in charge of the Fukushima radiation exposure survey, currently almost the only way residents can obtain data about their exposure or thyroid damage. Now Dr. Yamashita has admitted he exaggerated the safety of the situation in Fukushima. He admitted that ICRP radiation standards were valid, they show a much lower exposure to risk level than Yamashita has been promoting. He admits his statements added to the anxiety and distrust among the public and contributed to the discrimination towards those trying to take proper safety measures for their families. Fukushima Diary … Read entire article »

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Human Radiation Exposure Test Results Compiled

We have compiled a considerable amount of human radiation testing results from Japan. The spreadsheet is an ongoing project to attempt to collect all of the publicly available test results in order to gain a better understanding of how people have been exposed. New data is added as our volunteers find and can transcribe the information. The spreadsheet available here. If you know of publicly available data that has not been included please let us know so we can add it to the spreadsheet. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than … Read entire article »

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Iriomote Radiation Free Summer Camp For Fukushima Children

Today’s article is a guest post by Elicia Mayuri Cousins.  Elicia has spent her summer working with the summer camp in Iriomote (and another one in Chiba) that helps families in Fukushima attend summer camp in areas free of radiation contamination.    “It’s not contaminated!” exclaimed ten-year old Hisano, marveling at a leaf she held up to the sunlight. It was as though she was holding a rare butterfly. We had finally reached Iriomote island of Okinawa, 1330 miles away from Hisano’s home in Koriyama City, Fukushima, where she can hardly play outdoors anymore because of radiation contamination. Around us were 40 others—a mix of mothers and their children— also from the cities of Koriyama, Fukushima and Iwaki, exploring the backyard of the lodge and nearby beach with uncontained excitement. While it may appear that the worst of … Read entire article »

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This is one section of a larger article on the thyroid issues for children in the Tohoku region of Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.   There are a couple of types of testing that can go on related to radiation exposure of the thyroid and later diagnostics looking for thyroid damage. Three efforts could be taken to test children for thyroid related radiation exposure. So far only two of them have, leaving those exposed without a critical test that could have verified with visual results the radiation in their thyroid soon after the disaster. 1. Checking for radiation in the thyroid using a hand held gamma counter. This is an insufficient method of checking for iodine 131 in the thyroid gland. As NIRS Japan and others have mentioned … Read entire article »

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Japan Government Covers Up Children’s Radiation Doses, Again

In a long list of bad actions by the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters, that has been in charge of radiation dose information, yet another cover up has come out. The government announced the levels to be “zero” but the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) says that is not the case. “The government measured the hourly thyroid doses of 1,080 children under 16 years old in Fukushima Prefecture from March 24 to 30 last year, shortly after a disaster began to unfold at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 11. Five months later, the government’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters told the parents of 55 percent of the children that they had zero internal thyroid doses, which included doses below the detection limit of the testing equipment. A team of researchers led by Toshikazu … Read entire article »

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SimplyInfo Releases Japan Travel Guidelines

fukuleaks.org/web has released their Japan Travel Guidelines. The guidelines include information to assist travelers in determining and understanding the potential radiation levels at a location within Japan. It also explains the risk factors for certain populations and some common sense safety steps people can use to lower their risk while in Japan. While many parts of Japan have very low or no additional radiation since the accident, some areas may require some minor cautionary steps for at risk populations. The guidelines also include some tips for safe food consumption. The lack of clear information has given many travelers apprehension. We hope our guidelines will allow people to educate themselves and reduce some of the anxiety about visiting Japan. The guidelines can be found here or under our Nuclear Safety section. http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?page_id=6029 This article would not … Read entire article »

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Don’t Test? No Problem! More Strategic Denial At The Expense Of Fukushima’s Children

This is a pattern we have seen both in and outside of Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis began. If you don’t test for radiation you can pretend no problem exists. Only this time it is over proper additional thyroid screening for exposed children in Fukushima.  Japan’s NSC told the Emergency Response Headquarters, the group managing the health screenings at Fukushima University, to do additional screening on any children found to be near exposure limits. Initial thyroid testing was done with basic equipment. Some children were found to have higher levels. One child had  a .1 microsievert thyroid reading. The NSC expected that child to be additionally screened and instructed the ERS to do so. Instead of following the request of the NSC the emergency headquarters made a series of excuses … Read entire article »

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Politics Prevents Children From Being Screened For Radiation Exposure

Political infighting is causing a shortage of testing equipment in Fukushima. One specific incident is Minamisoma Municipal Hospital. The hospital can screen 110 children per day with the current equipment they have. There is a widespread shortage of whole body counting scanners in the region. Some other cities and private medical facilities have given up and started the search to obtain equipment through other means. The lack of scanners was understandable soon after the disaster. Almost a year later and delays being caused by politics is simply wrong. Currently of the small number of children screened in Minamisoma, 51% have shown with internal cesium contamination.  This is higher than in other areas around the region and there is reason to suspect some children may have been considerably exposed yet have not … Read entire article »

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The Ongoing Impact On People From The Zone And Beyond

Chris Williams reported over the 2012 holidays how life has changed for those still in the Fukushima region. Dosimeters and radiation monitors are constant tools employed by almost everyone. Apartment buildings post daily radiation readings and the local shopping mall now houses a volunteer radiation testing facility complete with a whole body counter to check people’s radiation levels. One constant is the frustration with the government’s arbitrary “safe” radiation levels and a system that has forced many to stay in places they know are dangerous. The government is considering making health care 100% free for children living in Fukushima, only if they continue to stay in Fukushima. This has been highly criticized on various social media sites as being an attempt to pressure people to stay in unsafe areas. 120,000 of those evacuated are … Read entire article »

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More Disaster Changes And New Radiation Studies

The government has announced they will lift the 20km evacuation zone around Fukushima Daiichi next April. Any area with 20 mSv will be considered safe enough for people to return. Areas over 50 mSv will be considered long term no-go zones. The governor of Fukushima also expressed doubts about the national government’s “cold shutdown” claim and urged them to consider the opinions of local residents when establishing the rezoning. Also changing next April will be food standards. “General food” will be lowered to 100 bq/kg, milk and baby foods will be 50 bq/kg and drinking water will be 10 bq/kg. Marumori in Miyagi prefecture will begin their own local radiation screening of anyone under the age of 18. The testing will include thyroid, urine and blood tests. The Ministry of Health is considering … Read entire article »

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Children Are The Future, The Government of Japan Missed The Memo

A relay marathon was planned to take place in Fukushima prefecture yesterday. The area where the race was to take place has radiation levels equal to the mandatory evacuation zone in Chernobyl. Someone went to Fukushima with a radiation detector and camera and took readings. One point of reading is in front of a horse race track. The horse race track is closed down, they didn’t want the horses to be irradiated. But it is ok for teenage girls to run a marathon in the same area. The readings on the race path are higher than they are at J Village. Workers outside at J Village are still required to wear a protective suit and face mask. Young girls running the race wore no protection. Just imaging how much contaminated air … Read entire article »

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Women Protest In Tokyo, Bianca Jagger Urges Japanese Ambassador To Act

Women staged a 3 day sit in in Tokyo calling for the evacuation of all children in areas of high radiation and to shut down all nuclear power plants. Food in Japan is still unreliable and unsafe, children go to school in highly contaminated schools, hot spots are showing up all over Japan. Bianca Jagger’s human rights foundation made a formal plea to the Japanese Ambassador in London to cease the government policies that are continuing to put children at risk. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org … Read entire article »

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Half Of Students In Minami-Soma Found Contaminated With Cesium 137

Half of the students tested showed low levels of cesium 137 contamination. “Radioactive cesium-137 was detected at below 10 becquerels per kilogram of a student’s weight in 199 students. The substance was also found at from 10 to less than 20 becquerels in 65 students; 20 to less than 30 becquerels in three students; and 30 to below 35 becquerels in one student, the hospital said.” It is not known if the students became contaminated through breathing in the fallout or if it was ingested with food. The students will receive ongoing checks that should show how fast and in what amounts the cesium is purged from their bodies. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content … Read entire article »

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Nursery School Children Bused 30km To Play Outside

Young children are being bused 30km so they can play outside where it is safer. The radiation is so high in Koriyama that children have to limit their time outside. There was no explanation why the schools are still allowed to operate in a location with high radiation. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us … Read entire article »

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Children Become Pawns In Fukushima Disaster

Officials in Tochigi Prefecture used school children in a PR stunt to promote local beef. Beef in the region had tested over the limit for cesium and shipments were banned for 3 weeks in August. Local beef was served to school children, the media and local farmers were invited to the event. At the same time beef in the area is being labeled as “below government limit”, this designation does not say if the beef had no cesium detected or if it was just below the 500 bq/kg. In a house budget meeting a representative relayed a story about a mother in Fukushima whose children, and others who refuse to drink milk in school lunches were called to the front of the classroom by their teacher and told they were not … Read entire article »

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Government Document Tells Parents Radiation Exposure Better Than Obesity

This rather strange document was put out by MEXT in July telling parents and schools how some radiation exposure would be better than having kids become obese from lack of exercise. The document also goes on to perpetuate the myth that an area reading 100 mSv is safe. This has probably been the most misunderstood bit of science. Most of the scientific reports state that under 100 mSv it becomes too complicated for researchers to isolate out and prove conclusively that lower levels of radiation directly cause cancer. With other potential causes of cancer it is too hard to pick out what ones are caused by radiation. They did not say under 100 mSv is safe. The document also misses other obvious solutions to the problem of lack of exercise such … Read entire article »

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Increases In Cesium In Urine From Fukushima

Children in the Fukushima region were tested initially in May and more recently in late July. This testing is independent of any government effort and is being conducted by French NPO AGRO. One of the children tested saw an increase rather than a decrease in cesium levels. This child did not evacuate. This raises concerns about the effectiveness of decontamination and other efforts to lower exposure in Fukushima. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you … Read entire article »

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