Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The ecological disaster that keeps on giving

Fukishima may no longer be on the front pages, but the next "clean" nuclear power advocate will undoubtedly not want you to know this:
When the above four studies are tallied in one table, it becomes obvious that the result of the thyroid examinations of children in the “Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey” is astonishing. This is because one-third of the children had developed “ cysts.” A “cyst” is a fluid-filled sac. Cysts don’t mean there is an immediate chance of developing thyroid cancer. However, it is apparent that something extraordinary is happening inside the thyroid gland, such as inflammation or changes in cellular properties.
And here is the comparison chart that is most shocking:
This study is a few months old, but it is particularly pertinent, because of this:
Japanese voters look likely to hand victory to a party that favours nuclear power in the first election since the March 2011 Fukushima radiation disaster - a result a baffled Greenpeace activist likens to one of the "wonders of the world".
We sure are a "brilliant" species aren't we?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Anonymous said...

Even the Soviets knew to evacuate, espeially the more vulnerable (children); but the Japanese have nowhere to run. And neither Do WE, or the Russians if the Fukushima uranium/plutonium "waste" cooling tanks collapse and melt-out across the northern hemisphere!

pansypoo said...

how we are not already extinct is amazing