The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope


Christina Macpherson, 3 April 14, I have not yet read the latest report.  But I have seen many headlines – telling us that there will be  few or no health effects from Fukushima radiation.

Here are a few of the points that I noticed in the news reports.

  • It talks about cancer predictions for the whole of Japan with “ low impact” – rather than focussing on the Fukushima exposed population
  • It finds that there will be no discernable change in cancer rates for the whole of Japan, nor of birth defects.
  • It finds that any effects on terrestrial and marine ecosystems would be “transient”
  • effects on flora and fauna of marine ecosywas limited to the shoreline area adjacent to the power station
  •  the potential for marine effects over the long term was considered insignificant



If you bother to analyse all this –  it really means nothing.  The report admits to a few thyroid cancers amongst children.  But that doesn’t seem to matter!

As to mixing up the exposed population with the whole Japanese population – then the cancer incidence increase would look negligible.  But it mentions “low impact” –  So there IS some impact!

There’s no “discernable ” change –  there could be  a change but they won’t be able to pin[point it, therefore it doesn’t exist?

As no-one really registers birth defects – there is no baseline to compare whether or not birth defects will increase. (also stillbirths, spontaneous abortions – all not measured)

Effects on ecosystems are “transient”.  That’s not what the studies by Dr Timothy Mousseau are finding. but then UNSCEAR hasn’t done any ecological studies, as far as I can find out

Marine effects are limited to the shoreline –  so where did the newly arrived radioactive Cesium in Pacific fish come from? (Radioactive cesium is unknown except from nuclear industry sources – does not exist in nature)


April 3, 2014 - Posted by | Christina's notes


  1. Good post. One of the most absurd generalizations in the report is the ‘average’ dose that was calculated for the entirety of Japan based on source terms that were no doubt from TEPCO or the Japanese government.

    My analysis here

    There were major emissions visible on Thursday. I’ve saved screenshots galore. It was bad.

    Thanks for all your great work here!

    Comment by shatteringthematrix | April 6, 2014 | Reply

    • hey majia! good to hear you are up to mischief still! namaste

      Comment by arclight2011part2 | April 6, 2014 | Reply

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