Shunichi Yamashita knows a lot of about the health effects of radiation. But he is a pariah in his home country of Japan, because he insists on telling those evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident that the hazards are much less than they suppose. Could he be right? Yamashita was born in Nagasaki in 1952, seven years after the world’s second atomic weapon obliterated much of the city. “My mother was 16 years old when the bomb dropped and she was two miles away,” he told me at his office in the city, where he still lives with his mother, who is now 88. After growing up in the traumatised city, Yamashita dedicated his life to researching the health of survivors of the Nagasaki bomb and other victims of nuclear atrocities and disasters. He has visited Ukraine more than 100 times since the world’s worst nuclear accident there, at Chernobyl in 1986. He believes that, apart from the 28 immediate deaths among firefighters and maybe 50 victims of untreated … [Read more...] about What was the fallout from Fukushima?
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THESE haunting images show the abandoned Japanese city of Fukushima seven years after the nuclear disaster that caused 100,000 people to flee their homes. A massive earthquake that measure 9.01 on the Richter scale hit the city on March 11, 2001 - it was one of the most powerful disasters to have ever hit Japan. The earthquake resulted in a massive tsunami, which caused three nuclear power plants to go into meltdown and shower the city with radiation. Around 100,000 people from the Fukushima area were suddenly evacuated after the disaster - the region has been left in an eerie state of decay ever since. Clearing up the nuclear plant is expected to take a staggering 30-40 years - a huge cost to the Japanese government. Most people in Japan avoid Fukushima due to fears of lingering radiation - they believe to be an invisible killer, as it’s only able to be measured on a geiger counter. The government however is urging residents to return to their homes. These shocking … [Read more...] about Haunting pics show Fukushima’s abandoned streets today, seven years after 100,000 fled for their lives after nuclear disaster
Haunting images show the eerie aftermath of three nuclear meltdowns which forced 100,000 people to flee their homes in panic seven years ago. Fukushima in Japan has been derelict since the 2011 disaster, which saw deadly nuclear material released after active nuclear reactors shut down. Abandoned cars, empty streets and shops which have fallen into disrepair bear testament to the speed at which people fled. Most people never returned and the town has remained a post-apocalyptic wasteland, barely visited by humans for fear of the lingering radiation levels. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused the terror at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, and the world watched on as fears grew of a terrifying nuclear meltdown. Now a British explorer has shown what the scene of the disaster looks like in 2018. Much of the nuclear plant blew up after the enormous tsunami with waves measuring 40.5 metres hit Japan on March 11. London-based entrepreneur James Galbraith, 25, … [Read more...] about Eerie pictures show the desolate buildings of Fukushima seven years on
JAPAN is lying to the world about nuclear-ravaged Fukushima’s recovery while forcing terrified evacuees to return to their radioactive homes, it is claimed. More than seven years after the nuclear catastrophe rocked the world, many of the 154,000 people who fled their homes have not returned and towns remain deserted. Thousands of irradiated wild boars and monkeys roam around while poorly paid and protected decontamination workers scrub homes, schools and shops down ready for people to come home. Chilling footage of taken inside the evacuated areas of Fukushima City and Köryama lay bare the disaster that unfolded after an earthquake, measuring 9.01 on the Moment Magnitude scale, struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. But it was the following 50ft tsunami that damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This led to the evacuation of thousands of people from a 12-mile exclusion zone, with roads guarded by roadblocks and officials in protective gear. Now … [Read more...] about Japan ‘covering up Fukushima nuclear danger-zone radiation levels and blackmailing evacuees to return to radiated areas swarming with radioactive pigs and monkeys
Reuters reports that the particles have been picked up by Vienna-based UN institute the CTBTO (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization), which monitors radiation at 63 stations around the world to see if any illegal nuclear weapons testing is taking place. One of the stations is in Reykjavik.The arrival to Europe of radioactive particles from Fukushima has been predicted by scientists and the amount in question is far below even the strictest limits for human health. Small amounts of radiation have already been measured around the Pacific, including in Russia, Canada and the USA. French radiation authorities this morning released a statement saying they expect radioactive particles to reach France tomorrow. The news is interesting and shows how effective the CTBTO system is, and also how quickly airborne particles can spread globally. The amount of radiation is, on the other hand, not quite so ‘interesting’ — measuring between just one thousandth and one … [Read more...] about Fukushima radiation detected in Iceland