Radiation from Fukushima did not end with the core meltdown in 2011. Scientists are describing the level of the current spike at the plant as ‘unimaginable.’
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The 100-page legal complaint chronicles their symptoms: an airplane mechanic suffering from unexplained muscle wasting; a woman whose baby was born ill; a sailor told his health problems must be genetic, even though his identical twin is perfectly healthy; and case after case of cancer, internal bleeding, abscesses, thyroid dysfunction and birth defects.
Dr. Shigeru Mita put his money where his mouth is and moved his practice from Tokyo to Western Japan. We all know about the leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, but the physician says the radiation situation in Tokyo is getting worse, not better. That’s because of the urban practice of concentrating solid waste in small areas such as municipal dumps and sewage plants.
In general, the US federal government has been downplaying the effects of the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. State governments are, of course, expected to follow suit. Maybe scientists at the University of Alaska just didn’t get the memo. Or perhaps they are more concerned with revealing the truth.
You may have heard of the recent instance of conjoined gray whale calves washing up dead on the West Coast — the first documented case of its kind, ever. Most of the time we can get to the cause of an event by following the money trail. This time we can arrive at it by following the radiation trail across the Pacific.