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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Jasper Mcmillan
10:46 AM on 05/24/2012
None of the six died as a result of radiation exposure???? REALLY??? You'd have to be an idiot to even publish that statement!!
03:15 PM on 05/24/2012
But it's the truth.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
11:51 AM on 05/25/2012
Proof please
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Michael Mann
Nuclear Educator
04:33 PM on 05/27/2012
Fear and innuendo are much better than facts... Do you think the anti-nuclear apologists here care about the truth?
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Silken17
Just a hare in your soup
04:26 PM on 05/24/2012
You are a health physicist? Or maybe a pathologist? Do you have evidence that disputes the report?
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
11:52 AM on 05/25/2012
You are not one. You might claim you are but you can not prove it here. Cut and paste.Thats all you got.
strangiato
Ha Ha...Charade You Are
10:27 AM on 05/24/2012
Just in:

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_bn2#/video/world/2012/05/24/lah-japan-radiation-fears.cnn
strangiato
Ha Ha...Charade You Are
10:19 AM on 05/24/2012
FINALLY!!!

A "major US media outlet" (for what that loaded phrase is now worth) is actually broadcasting evidence of the problems with Fukushima fallout across Japan. CNN just did a segment citing dangerous levels of radiation from new construction projects across the country that have sourced concrete from a quarry that was heavily contaminated by the Fukushima plant. The radioactive material has been found in everything from drainage culverts to apartment complexes - actually prompting the evacuation of a new apartment building. Radiation contaminated tea farms in the south of the country were also mentioned.

WOW! Amerikan corporate media is actually openly discussing radioactive fallout and its implications in Japan! Could this mean that industry has finally realized nuclear fission is a dead end technology? Hope springs eternal but that hope is unfortunately too late for a huge swath of Japan.
strangiato
Ha Ha...Charade You Are
10:50 AM on 05/24/2012
Here's a link to the broadcast:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_bn2#/video/world/2012/05/24/lah-japan-radiation-fears.cnn

It would be nice if AOL/Huffpo and other well known news outlets conducted investigations and published more information as to how Japan is dealing with this very real, ongoing disaster and how it affects life in the country moving forward.
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Silken17
Just a hare in your soup
07:09 PM on 05/24/2012
So what?

Do you have any measurements? Becquerels, Sieverts? We can still detect radioactivity from weapons tests that were performed 50 years ago. Just because something can be detected, it doesn't mean that it is significant.

Measurements matter.
strangiato
Ha Ha...Charade You Are
07:18 PM on 05/24/2012
And just because Silken17 says something in a blog thread doesn't mean it's accurate or significant...
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
12:05 PM on 05/25/2012
Like your brain?
10:19 AM on 05/24/2012
Propaganda
02:21 PM on 05/24/2012
Blatantly. Makes me wonder if there is more of a back story being hidden. F+F
09:41 AM on 05/25/2012
The best propaganda is the truth. The UN is telling the truth.
10:12 AM on 05/24/2012
The UN is the beast of revelations. Do not believe a word they say.
09:37 AM on 05/24/2012
So, what did they die from?
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Joffan
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
03:36 PM on 05/24/2012
Three from the earthquake tsunami I think; one from cardiac arrest, one from a pre-existing cancer and I don't know about the other one. We'll all have to wait for the UNSCEAR report I guess.
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
12:07 PM on 05/25/2012
Are you a doctor? Mean while people are suffering from this event. Please try to help.
09:34 AM on 05/24/2012
Yeah and I bet they were buried in lead lined coffins.I also bet you could read by the light coming off the bodies
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Joffan
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
03:39 PM on 05/24/2012
It's against my principles to take money from the terminally ignorant, or I'd cover your bets.
10:38 AM on 05/25/2012
Thats okay I'll give you a penney for your thoughts and you can keep the change.
09:15 AM on 05/24/2012
Is this publication due to the recent info regarding the possible evacuation of Tokyo due to the melt-down of reactor #4? ...The realization of where are all those people supposed to go?
09:56 AM on 05/24/2012
Far away
02:25 PM on 05/24/2012
And WHO is saying it is all "not so bad".
Somebody fixing to drop a nuke on somebodys bunker where they are "suppose" to be making WMDs?
Or just a runing reactor that makes plutonium?
Or get friendlies prepared if the "bad guys" blow up a few of theirs or ours?
08:26 AM on 05/24/2012
UN=Inept
Jerachrome
Engineers do it with precision
08:24 AM on 05/24/2012
It's good to read that level headedness has prevailed. No doubt, energy know-nothings have tried to exploit these deaths in their rentless campaign against nuclear power. In fact, about 22,000 Japanese died at Fukushima, and they did not die from radiation poisoning. They died from drowning due to the tsunami and from trauma due to the earthquake. That's the tragedy of Fukushima, not a repairable accident at a power plant. Unfortunately, in capitulation to vociferous energy know-nothings, Japan has shut down its remaining nuclear plants, and, as a result, is now facing a recession because it must import oil and gas to fuel coventional power plants. Germany is now facing a recession also as it shuts down its 10 nuclear reactors in capitulation to its energy know-nothings. Italy shut down all of its reactors in 1990, and now it is one of the Eurozone states on the brink of financial collapse. Evidently, the world desperately needs a civilian version of Hyman Rickover, the father of the US nuclear Navy, to defuse public fear of nuclear energy.
strangiato
Ha Ha...Charade You Are
09:17 AM on 05/24/2012
Safety (or lack thereof) and corruption in the nuclear industry in Japan are not the only reasons why Japan has done an about face on nuclear power. Uranium supplies like oil supplies are a finite resource and the glut of uranium on the world market is starting to disappear. In recent years, there has been a lot of "pie in the sky" chatter amongst the nuclear villagers over Thorium pipe dreams. And this is not because molten salt reactors are safer or are even a viable alternative from a technical standpoint in producing electricity. The thousands of nuclear villagers world wide are desperate to maintain their employment and lifestyle - regardless of the cost to health and environment. Hyman Rickover was a putz. If you had a clue as to how the Navy dealt with broken or obsolete nuclear hardware, you wouldn't be mentioning Rickover types as a possible savior. They were and are the problem.
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/8111
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sr25fullauto
Go get your own opinion if u don't like mine!
09:31 AM on 05/24/2012
How about Nikola Tesla? If he would have had the support he needed there would be no need for nuclear energy at all. Of course to the giant corporate power companies his name is equivelant to a curse word. How dare he even hint at FREE ENERGY FOR ALL?
08:21 AM on 05/24/2012
After all the headlines, all the hours of TV coverage, all the shows describing the dangers of atomic energy, we find out there were no deaths from radiation. Wow we were feed a lot of hype. I won’t forget this. I bet someone in the world dies every day just chopping firewood to heat their house.
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
11:59 AM on 05/24/2012
The atomic bombs did not kill those people in WW2.they just did not smile enough.Why the protective suits? Why the 12 mile evac zone?
03:14 PM on 05/24/2012
You may be able to spot a clue here: http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120402p2g00m0bu129000c.html
04:39 PM on 05/24/2012
Why? for safty, no one says it's not dangerous. However it isn't as bad as many want us to believe and when compaired to other forms of energy it looks pretty good. Running these computers , lights etc require energy and it needs to come from some where.
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Odd Man Out
absit iniuria verbis
03:29 PM on 05/24/2012
Take a look at the Bikini Atoll and the health problems experienced by the Marshallese. Castle Bravo Project 4.1's results were eventually published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Japan takes this stuff pretty seriously too, remember they have lived through Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

So when you say "I won't forget this", I hope that you won't forget to weight that one statement about six workers against over 60 years of hard scientific data that doesn't support your conclusion.
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
12:13 PM on 05/25/2012
Thereare films on the Atomic Veterans.It shows the fun effects of radiation.Of course stbrack,silky and atoms would not believe it.Did'nt happen...all lies.
08:18 AM on 05/24/2012
Then what exactly did the six die of? Radiation will not show up for years, that's what happened in Russia - lots of birth defects, etc. Radiation is a sneaky killer. I just do not trust any information from this organization. Control the masses is always in the fore front.
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kasel1
Sarcastic physicist, musician, author
08:43 AM on 05/24/2012
And you know this how?
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
12:01 PM on 05/24/2012
Reading books, trying to keep informed instead of putting My head in the denial of sand.
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Odd Man Out
absit iniuria verbis
03:31 PM on 05/24/2012
How about published studies, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Or for something a little more interesting, here you go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_4.1
10:12 AM on 05/24/2012
Whose information do you trust? Why?
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sr25fullauto
Go get your own opinion if u don't like mine!
08:08 AM on 05/24/2012
The UN said it, of course it is true! What reason would they have to lie to us?
11:28 AM on 05/24/2012
Fossil fuel revenue. However, this would make them say there was radiation danger when there was not. It would not make them lie in the direction you may have been trying to suggest.
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sr25fullauto
Go get your own opinion if u don't like mine!
12:38 PM on 05/24/2012
What direction is that?
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thisNewFoundLand
"Read the books of DT Suzuki." -- Kerouac
07:21 AM on 05/24/2012
...here's an article from Scientific American, written one year after the man-made disaster in Fukushima, that states that stress and heart disease are greater concerns than radiation for potential illnesses. Ease up on the fear-mongering, people.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=japans-post-fukushima-earthquake-health-woes-beyond-radiation
10:13 AM on 05/24/2012
Fear is the political manna of ignorant, conservative populism.
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Thomas Rowe
"What Me worry"?
12:02 PM on 05/24/2012
According to pro death nukers,that mag is propaganda.
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kasel1
Sarcastic physicist, musician, author
05:23 AM on 05/24/2012
So I guess it is true: more people died driving with Ted Kennedy than died of radiation at Fukushima. Moral? Nukes are our friends, politicians are not, especially Democrats.