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It doesn't seem that any cancer victims have yet been identified. The probabilities are low and are assessed over the whole lifetime of people in the worst affected areas. It won't be possible to identify specific people whose cancer is attributable to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. At best, large scale studies may be able to measure the small increase in ...


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No, it's the wrong Fukushima. The mascot is for Fukushima Industries Corporation, founded by Nobuo Fukushima in Osaka, where it is still headquartered. The name of the company has nothing to do with the prefecture affected by the nuclear accident. Its business is fridges, not nuclear reactors. The mascot does not belong to TEPCO.


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Is his reading accurate? Most likely, yes. There's quite a lot of naturally occurring uranium, thorium and radium in California. As Thunderf00t (Phil Mason) points out in his video, Panic as Fukushima radiation 'found' on Californian beach, magnetic black sand is well known for containing elements like thorium, and you can see the CPM rise when the man ...


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That's easy to counter: the Seattle Times reports nine live orca births just in Puget Sound in 2015. The Times quotes NOAA and the Center for Whale Research as their source. However, Natural News wasn't entirely wrong: the west coast whales didn't have any live births in 2014 or 2013.


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Per World Nuclear Organization, there have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, but over 100,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes to ensure this. It states "There have been no harmful effects from radiation on local people, nor any doses approaching harmful levels. Government nervousness delays ...


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No, this is fraudulent statistics Here is a real life example of Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: they fudged the numbers to make it look bad. The long answer is very long indeed. Here is a blog post on the subject. A complete analysis accompanies that post and can be found here. In summary though: they cherry-picked the numbers, selecting towns and ...


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Firstly, "Counts per minute" is essentially meaningless since every device registers counts differently. As Wikipedia points out; Counts are only manifested in the reading of the measuring instrument, and are not an absolute measure of the strength of the source of radiation. Whilst an instrument can display at a rate of cpm, it does not have to ...


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No, at least according to the information presented in the source they reference, which just doesn't actually attempt to establish any correlation. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151020_34.html Ministry experts determined that he was likely to have contracted leukemia following cleanup work at Fukushima Daiichi. They found he had been exposed ...


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Wolffish normally grow up to around 110 cm and the largest ever recorded wolfish was approximately 150 cm. Mutagenic studies of endpoints including body weight and length of fish suggest that chronic irradiation interacts with other environmental variables to influence the degree of response, although the irradiation itself appears to be a minor contributor. ...


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No, there is no evidence to support the claim that radioactive snow fell on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The photo in question was released by the US Navy with the ID 110323-N-DM338-142 and the following original caption, PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2011) Sailors scrub the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN ...


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It's very hard to say what is the cause of the bunny's situation, however, it's a somewhat common phenomenon, which is caused mainly by mutilation and not genetic defects. An NBC news article from 2011 cites University of Miami biologist Dana Krempels, and rabbit expert on the issue: There are many different reasons a rabbit may be born this way or acquire ...


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The March 17, 2011 article Snow Slows Local Sailors' Efforts in Japan shows the above photo and says: Poor weather conditions hampered San Diego based Sailors’ relief efforts in Japan on Wednesday. The Black Knights Anti-Submarine helicopter squadron, assigned to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan .... “It is one of the first times for many ...


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When one reviews the comments of the Director General report of IAEA in Aug 2015 to the Tsuda et.al's study, there are valid issues noted which will need to be addressed in the future by Tsuda et.al regarding children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdown affected by thyroid cancers at a rate 20 to 50 times when compared to children elsewhere . ...


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Yes, they failed because they were turned off by operators according to the protocols for such situations and couldn't be turned on again due to the unanticipated lack of power. The isolation condenser, which relied on convection and gravity to perform its cooling function, should have helped keep the water level high in unit 1's core through the crisis. ...


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First, the limit for foodstuffs of Cs-134 and Cs-137 is 1,000 Becquerels per kilogram according to the linked page. The student (or the reporter) says that the IEAE limits are "1,450 counts in 10 minutes" (that seems a strange unit to me), which works out at 0.4027777 counts per second, or 0.4 becquerels. Thus, for her to claim that as the limit, she must ...


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I paid close attention to the Fukushima investigation for years. I've lost my sources (I could use some help with that) but I can add some more detail as to exactly where it went wrong. If the lack of refs is a problem, I'll cheerfully delete this answer. Yes, as you say, the earthquake didn't do any critical damage inside the containment area, but the ...


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There is no clear evidence that this is the case. From the report itself: The data presented in this paper, including both exposure levels and CH incidence, should be considered as preliminary. They require confirmation and expansion, including long-term follow-up of infants and other children. Understanding why CH rates have risen in developed nations such ...


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This mascot has absolutely nothing to do with Fukushima the prefecture, the nuclear plant or anything related to the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster. It is purely a mascot for an Osaka-based company created with a name that, when pronounced as intended in Japanese ("Foo Koo Pee"), has no relation to what people think it spells. The company's mistake is ...


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No. Fundamentally they were different types of accidents. The Chornobyl accident was an excursion. Power within the reactor increased, and this increase caused more increase,* in an exponential spiral until the energy was so high that the reactor exploded in a BLEVE. The BLEVE smashed what little containment this type had, directly exposed the reactor ...


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This is an ongoing major class-action case, officially Lindsay Cooper, et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, et al. in the 9th US Federal Circuit. The OP does not reasonably describe the health problems of the sailors in the lawsuit, which are allegedly caused by the radiation. Instead, according to their website: The lawsuit includes claims for ...


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