Radioactive Iodine detected in thyroid of 1K children

Discussion in 'General' started by dawnofwar, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. An "info" release, in which Japan released the "details," of a study that indicted 1000 children in the Fukushima prefecture were detected to have Radioactive Iodine in their thyroid, albeit only a "small amount."

    Now personally, I don't believe for one second it was only a small amount. A man from Tokyo who had never been to Fukushima was found to have massive internal exposure and doses of radiation. Now how is it possible that children living in the immediate vicinity of the plant have only a small dose? I would like to believe it, but given Japan's history involving this incident, and from reading the report about the man, I just don't believe it.

    [ame=]Radioactive iodine has been detected in the thyroids of half of 1,000 Fukushima children - YouTube[/ame]

    In this situation and given the countries past history with this incident, I simply do not believe they released the full information. I mean they didn't in the past so why now?
  2. Whilst not necessarilly the most useful of governmental actions, they do cover things up for a reason. The mass hysteria that would break out if people were told the 'truth' (whatever that may be, I'm witholding judgement) would lead to all sorts of ancillary problems that would arise from knowing that a good proportion of the population had been irreversably irratiated...

    Not condoning anything, just trying to understand why they may withold information.
  3. Let the propaganda roll.....

  4. That excuse has been used time and time again, and frankly, it is complete and utter BULLSHIT. The public has a right to know what is going on in their world. They have a right to know the exact information of radiation release, and other events that significantly endanger multiple human lives. It is an old, and tiring excuse.
  5. Population Control...
  6. In Britain, we have, in theory, the Freedom of Information act, as do the US and Japan, according to wiki... That is meant to sort things like this out.

    It isn't bullshit; how is knowing exactly how much radiation one may have ingested from what was an accident. It doesn't turn back the clock or anything, and it all it really does is demonstrate the true human cost for all the electricity we use. Besides, how do you know things of that nature haven't been published? Just because they haven't appeared all over the internet and television news, doesn't mean they aren't available.

    I know what you are saying, and to a certain degree I know it's right; things shouldn't be kept from us. However, I, for one, would prefer to remain in ignorance about certain things. Like those kids in the ' hammer' video. But that is just me, I guess.

  7. B1: While it may not turn back the clock, it would allow us to see what actually happened, down to the nitty gritty details. We wouldn't have a point of view about the incident tainted by water downed reports (Japan has done this numerous times about the Fukushima incident, and they even did it before about the safety level of the plant.) We would see the true cost of our actions, and would then be able to re-evaluate our stance, and look at the future and think of any changes that could be made. Believe me, it hasn't. Japan has lied outright many many times about the true level of danger it, and only came out months later about the reality. And even then I personally think what they said was watered down, given their past history.

    B2: I don't want to live in ignorance about anything. If a meltdown happened, I want the full facts as they really are, etc... By letting the government's continue to give us watered down info, and to continue to let them lie to us is just dumb. It teaches them that they can lie to the people, keep them in the dark. And it teaches us to be ok with that, and to be ok with whats happening in the world. In this particular situation, the damage can't be undone and we will have to deal with some isotopes of the radiation for 30-100 years, others up to 23K years. And personally, I would like to know just how fucked up shit got because of this. I wouldn't want to live my life in the dark about this or any other situation.
  8. There is no such thing as a small dose. Any amount of radiation is dangerous.
  9. We live with radiation daily. It all depends on what is considered an acceptable dose and a non acceptable dose.

    Receiving an x-ray is an acceptable dose.

    Being near a nuclear power plant meltdown is a non acceptable dose.
  10. You ever notice how the news of Japan just completely disappeared suddenly and we never heard anything more? I found that pretty odd.

  11. Funny that you say this.
    While it has completely dissapeared from almost all (well all basically) western media AKA MSSM (Mainstream Shit Media) it is still talked about on Japanese news sources

    NHK WORLD English
  12. That's what I meant, in the West. We made such a big deal about it and then one day it just dropped out of the news after they got done distracting everybody with it lol.

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