Fukushima residents should not panic, says epidemiologist Dr Steve Wing

‘Epidemiologist Dr. Steve Wing, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, discusses the human impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster based on his visit to the area:
This reading here, just to put it in perspective, the guard there if he stood there for a year, right where he is now in this picture, he would exceed the allowable radiation dose for a nuclear workers inside a plant. And this is 40 kilometers away. So we’re talking about a sacrifice zone, and millions of people live in this area.
So the guard — can you see on the ground behind the guard there’s a metal plate? He’s supposed to stand on that metal plate, and that’s his protection. And he’s wearing a surgical mask, and he has a helmet. It made me feel kind of bad, that here is someone that’s working in a radiation exposed job and he’s been issued a surgical mask and a helmet as though he’s supposed to feel protected.’
TAP – He gives a detailed description of what he saw around Fukushima in his April visit, and applies a dose of common sense into all the sensationalising that’s going on.   Temporary workers are not receiving the protection they need.  Fishermen can’t fish any more.  Food growers can’t consume their food.  Many can’t go home to their homes.  People are losing their businesses.  Marriages are breaking down.  For the sake of lowering their radiation level,  peoples’ lives are being decimated.

Cancer will rise by about 50% with those who are exposed to low levels of radiation for more than ten years.   That will apply to millions of people.  That, however, could be a rise from from 2 cancers per thousand people a year, to 3 per thousand.  If it were him and he lived in Fukushima, he wouldn’t give up his land and his home and break up his family’s way of life for the sake of avoiding a chance of cancer going from 2 to 3 per thousand.  Giving up all those things could damage health more than the nuclear contamination.

The real mistake was building the reactors.  He says understand people if they decide not to leave the contaminated areas.  That would be his decision, were it his choice.   It’s the first common sense presentation of the health risks faced by local people I’ve yet heard.  So much for those who say Tokyo will have to cleared.

He also says the plants were meant to be tsunami proof, as well as earthquake proof.  They probably were.  The plants were blown up by a nuclear device in the CCTV system according to Jim Stone’s detailed research.  The idea is to panic the Japanese into making decisions about money, and submitting to the power of the global banking and energy cartel.

See also Fukushima. Whodunnit?

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3 Responses to “Fukushima residents should not panic, says epidemiologist Dr Steve Wing”

  1. Lucas Moore says:

    That would be his decision, were it his choice. He says understand people if they decide not to leave the contaminated areas. So much for those who say Tokyo will have to cleared.

    He also says the plants were meant to be tsunami proof, as well as earthquake proof.

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    Goji Berry Juice

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