by Mark Sircus
22 July 2011
If you want the latest nuclear news, Arnie Gundersen is the one to
listen to. He is on a mission of truth and can be depended upon for
valuable and balanced information.
That is not the case with anyone
else I will mention in this post.
Gregory B. Jaczko, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, said in mid July that the catastrophe at Japan’s
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NRC), caused by an
and tsunami last March, appears to have resulted in “no immediate
One wonders when one listens to the
below video of Jaczko
speaking if he knows anything about anything but certainly it’s
clear that he understands nothing about nuclear medicine.
Dr. Jay Lehr, an editor of the Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia, told CNS
News that the most significant impact on human health as a result of
the Fukushima disaster would result from stress, not radiation.
the way some people speak and think about radiation one would wonder
why they even bother to wear protective suits around Fukushima. Might as well set up a resort or detoxification clinic near
Fukushima to handle the stress for the locals since the radiation
really is nothing to worry about!
If you wanted to do that in the Tokyo area it might be safe but as
long as you did not have the clinic on the ground level.
wants to talk about it but the ground seems to have 58 times the
amount of radiation than the air and that does make sense since
radioactive particles do settle to the ground. You would think that
the government would be warning people to take extra precautions
with their footwear by telling them not to bring their shoes into
But that is not happening.
In Philadelphia they have found higher levels of radioactive iodine
in their water systems than anywhere else in the United States and
baby deaths did increase dramatically after the onset of Fukushima.
Worrisome levels of iodine-131 had been
detected long before the
Fukushima disaster in several Philadelphia drinking-water samples
taken as part of an obscure monitoring program run by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
Seems like the medical industry, as I maintain, is competing with
the nuclear power industry to see who can pollute the most number of
people’s bodies by injecting radioactive iodine as a contrast dye
for many medical tests, and also as a treatment for thyroid cancer.
In fact radioactive iodine is called “the magic bullet” for thyroid
cancer treatment even though it’s really a “tragic and very toxic
Nationwide, the number of thyroid cancer cases is rising.
because most are early-stage cancers,
“the tendency is to treat less
with radioactive iodine,” said James. A. Fagin, chief of
endocrinology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, and
president-elect of the American Thyroid Association.
Dr. Fagin is saying that they are treating with less insanity for it
is insane to treat thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine because
radioactive iodine can actually cause thyroid cancer.
everyone else are kidding themselves about iodine.
percent of the public are deficient in this most vital mineral,
putting them at risk. American’s thyroids are sponges - sitting ducks
for radiation contamination from radioactive iodine.
There has been a sharp unexplained rise in iodine-131 levels at
three Tokyo sewage plants. With an eight-day half-life, the
iodine-131 should be long gone by now if you believe what the
government is saying. TEPCO has probably injected many gases in to
the reactors recently that would spread more radiation through a
wider area in Japan. It could also come from infiltration of
rainwater into sewers.
If it is in the waste sludge, it means that
people were exposed to it.
You know it used to be that when someone was in the hospital and got
radioactive treatments of any kind, doctors and nurses had to be
very careful around them and in fact they were treated like lepers.
Because of the dangers to the environment and other people,
patients were kept in the hospital for a specific length of time
they wouldn’t be let them near family or children especially
wastes were handled with special procedures, etc.
Now they let these
patients out quickly and are even thinking about raising the limits
of “safe exposure.”
Doctors, health officials and the federal
government do not want to even consider that the increases in
thyroid cancers are being caused by the doctors themselves who are
injecting radioactive iodine.
The medical media has been quite pathetic through these four months
of live fission from multiple core meltdowns and has not wasted any
opportunity dragging their experts out to center stage telling us
not to worry and that there is no reason to load up on supplements.
Dr. William McBride, professor of radiation oncology at the UCLA
Cancer Center was quoted by
the LA Times telling people not to
bother doing anything to protect themselves.
“There’s no evidence,
he says, that anything at a health food store or grocery store could
really protect you from nuclear fallout. And in some cases, he
warns, the remedies could be more dangerous than the radiation,”
published the Times.
The Christian Science Monitor is full of
good news about Fukushima
“The crippled reactors, three of which went into partial
meltdowns, are stable more than four months after the devastating
earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the north, says the
government and plant operator.
Now the reactors appear to be on
track for a cold shutdown. If the short-term prognosis for Fukushima
has improved, Japan’s leaders have conceded that the cleanup and
decommissioning could take much longer than expected.”
bad is the disaster that the Japanese government is now turning
itself away from nuclear power, or at least that is the prime
minister’s most recent announcement.
Evacuation orders are currently issued when residents are at risk of
receiving radiation of at least 50 millisieverts per hour, but the
government said that arrangement assumed only brief exposure. What
is happening in Japan is constant, chronic exposure that seems
guaranteed to be around for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Chronic and persistent exposures need to be calculated into the far
future meaning people are going to have to be removed from wider and
“The standard does not take into account the effects of
accumulative exposure,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.
“We are discussing what standards to use for accumulative
The disaster is hitting the Japanese where it really hurts by
destroying their crops and fish, and we now have contaminated meat
from cows in the area.
This is only the beginning and we should know
what to expect - governments and
the media will not be honest with the
public - and this is just another in what is destined to be many
We have already had too many catastrophic nuclear accidents and we
are destined to have more, probably many more as earthquakes
continue to push and shove on fault lines. It just turns out that
one of the nuclear industry’s favorite places to build these
nightmarish nuclear plants is on fault lines.
Aren’t we lucky to
have governments that allow them to do that?