Mark Lynas » Why Fukushima death toll projections are based on junk science Mark Lynas » Why Fukushima death toll projections are based on junk science The media is abuzz this morning with the first study attempting to quantify expected cancer deaths which may result from Fukushima. Written by Ten Hoeve and Mark Jacobson from Stanford University, the paper ‘Worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident’ is published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science (free PDF copy). I will say upfront that I think the study is worse than useless. Jacobson (Hoeve is a former PhD student of his) is a long-time anti-nuclear and pro-renewables advocate, and (as I show below) clearly has an agenda to raise further fears about the health impacts of Fukushima and nuclear power in general. However, in this deeply flawed paper he succeeds only in illustrating some of the absurdities in current radiological protection models, and that one thing we know for sure – even if those absurdities are ignored – is that the evacuation killed more people than the accident.
Just 0.8% of children in 2001 Japanese control group had thyroid cysts or nodules — 36% in Fukushima study Just 0.8% of children in 2001 Japanese control group had thyroid cysts or nodules — 36% in Fukushima study Follow-up to: Now 35.8% of Fukushima children have thyroid cysts or nodules -- 13,646 do and 24,468 don't Title: Fukushima Children’s Thyroid Examination: How Shunichi Yamashita would like doctors to deal with the results. Source: Fukushima Voice Date: May 4, 2012 Although Shinichi Suzuki, M.D., insisted that these ultrasound findings are “mostly normal” and commonly found in children, the study co-authored by Shunichi Yamashita, M.D., in 2001 revealed that normal children in Nagasaki had 0% nodules and 0.8% cysts on ultrasound.
Architect of Reactor 3 warns of massive hydrovolcanic explosion Posted by Mochizuki on November 19th, 2011 · 146 Comments Architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, the former president of Saga University had an interview on 11/17/2011. In this interview, he admitted Tepco’s explanation does not make sense, and that the China syndrome is inevitable. He stated that considering 8 months have passed since 311 without any improvement, it is inevitable that melted fuel went out of the container vessel and sank underground, which is called China syndrome. He added, if fuel has reaches a underground water vein, it will cause contamination of underground water, soil contamination and sea contamination. Architect of Reactor 3 warns of massive hydrovolcanic explosion
Dismissed as a “nobody” by Japan’s nuclear industry, seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi spent two decades watching his predictions of disaster come true: First in the 1995 Kobe earthquake and then at Fukushima. He says the government still doesn’t get it. The 67-year-old scientist recalled in an interview how his boss marched him to the Construction Ministry to apologize for writing a 1994 book suggesting Japan’s building codes put its cities at risk. Five months later, thousands were killed when a quake devastated Kobe city. Japan Quake Threat Scientist Was Dismissed Japan Quake Threat Scientist Was Dismissed
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Japan's prime minister at the height of the nuclear crisis has said he feared the country would collapse, and revealed that Tepco had considered abandoning the Fukushima Daiichi power plant after it was hit by the 11 March tsunami. In candid interviews with Japanese newspapers, Naoto Kan, who resigned this month, said that at one point he believed the disaster could become many times worse than Chernobyl. "It was truly a spine-chilling thought," he told the Tokyo Shimbun, adding that he foresaw a situation in which greater Tokyo's 30 million people would have to be evacuated, a move that would "compromise the very existence of the Japanese nation". Fukushima nuclear disaster: PM at the time feared Japan would collapse | World news Fukushima nuclear disaster: PM at the time feared Japan would collapse | World news
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