This is part three of our three part series on the second year of the 3-11 disaster. In part three we look at the humanitarian issues, the environmental damage and how people are adapting since the disaster.
300,000 remain displaced from their homes. Some from the tsunami damage, others from the nuclear disaster. The original estimate for the nuclear related evacuation was 160,000. Some are in apartments, others in tiny temporary housing units.
An unused school in Saitama is still home to a group of senior citizens with nowhere else to go. Those who have taken up residence in the school will never be able to return home. All come from Futaba, very near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Futaba may not be habitable again for a generation at best. (1)(2)(3)
The second year brought the realization to many that they may never be going home. The government began discussing the need for a buffer zone around the plant. Decades of dangerous decontamination work remains ahead and work at the plant could release additional radiation. Those with homes in areas estimated to be off limits for five to ten years they are finding homes are already seriously deteriorated. Many wonder what will be left after years of abandonment. 80% of evacuees say they will never return home in a recent Mainichi Shimbun poll. (4)(5)
The now two years of upheaval and an unknown future takes its toll on families. Many live in split homes where one parent stays behind to deal with commitments and the other leaves with the kids for somewhere safer. The unknowns about food and environmental safety wears on people as it becomes a daily stress. Government assurances have been repeatedly found to be incorrect or dishonestly optimistic. Incidents like radioactive mushrooms being fed to a school of young children and only being found after the food was consumed are repeated around the region just adding to the worry and distrust. All of this has split many families for good, being dubbed “atomic divorce”. (22)(47)
Those impacted by the disaster also face ridicule from some odd places. In the last year news articles, some studies and media accounts, mostly out of the US tried to misrepresent the situation in Fukushima. Many of these tried to paint the evacuation as being not needed or as “panic” by the government. These same efforts go to great lengths to dismiss radiation exposure risks as being non-existent. One even tried to compare radiation exposure in Fukushima to “eating potato chips“. Upon a deeper look the parties delivering these claims frequently have direct financial or professional ties to the nuclear power industry. (7)(8)(9)
To date no one has received a compensation settlement from TEPCO for their losses and it was recently announced that all temporary compensation payments will have to be paid back to TEPCO. The funds had been given to people so they could meet immediate needs such as food, hotel rooms and transportation after being displaced. TEPCO now intends to deduct that out of any final settlements for people losses. (40)(41)
Data retrieved from government radiation monitoring stations showed that levels were rising in the nearby town of Futaba before the first reactor had exploded. Levels of 1590 microsieverts per hour were found in Futaba. Other towns in the area were found to have similar levels.
TEPCO considered the nearby town of Okuma to have been evacuated by that morning. They proceeded to vent the unit 1 reactor to the atmosphere. What was not taken into consideration was that Futaba was still full of people. The hospital was desperately trying to evacuate patients and local residents were stuck in a traffic jam. The director of Futaba hospital posted this photo online citing it as being taken in Futaba one half hour after unit 1 exploded.(43)
In hindsight it was found that even the US military was scrambling to deal with the disaster. What was reported as a voluntary evacuation of anyone who wished to leave the Yokosuka base near Tokyo was found to have been considered mandatory among US officials. Some US military in Japan were not given protective iodine pills until March 22nd after the worst was over. (62)(48)
76% of the children in Nihonmatsu were found to have over the government limit of 1mSv/year in external radiation exposure. This doesn’t include any internal exposure from contamination inhaled or in food. Over half of the people issued glass badges in outer area towns were over the 1 mSv/year exposure maximum goal. The badges were issued to people in Fukushima City 50 miles from the disaster site, Soma City and Minamisoma. The badges record external exposure only. The 1 mSv/year goal includes both internal and external exposure.(45)(44)
Two couples in Fukushima were found with extremely high internal contamination levels on par with what was seen in Belarus after the Chernobyl disaster. Doctors who performed the scans were quick to point out that the four are outliers and that most people do not have such high levels. The two couple had ignored cautions about eating local produce and wild vegetables, both reside outside of the evacuation zone areas. These exposures provide a good contrast to show what would happen if all Fukushima residents had ignored cautionary measures. (45)
Dose reconstructions we calculated on some Minamisoma residents found that early exposures in some teenagers could have been as high as 62,448 bq of combined cesium. This does not include their iodine 131 or other isotope exposures. Ratios of iodine to cesium have been found to be anywhere between 1:1 to 50:1. (46)
Some of the side effects of having life uprooted has been an increase in the child obesity rate. This is largely blamed on children not being allowed outside to play due to the radiation levels and contamination. (6)
The only official government response to the health risks people in Japan now face has been the Fukushima Health Survey. The survey was headed up by WHO member Dr. Yamashita. He became rather infamous for many foot in mouth comments like “100 mSv/year is safe” and that “people should smile to avoid radiation health damage“. He also insisted early in the disaster that protective iodine tablets.were unnecessary because radiation levels were “too low”. (49)
Dr. Yamashita was given a position at Fukushima Medical University, a key regional medical facility and became the president of the Japan Thyroid Assn. The latter issued a letter to all member doctors urging them to not see patients in the region with thyroid complaints that might be related to radiation exposure. This has caused many in the region and elsewhere in Japan to be unable to find a doctor willing to do diagnostic tests or see patients for these medical concerns. An independent study by Hirosaki University to estimate iodine 131 exposure in Fukushima residents was pressured by the prefecture government to terminate their study. (50)
The health survey itself has come under fire for refusing to disclose data or methodology details to the public or researchers. What is known of the methodology has repeatedly been questioned by other experts. Decisions for scanning practices and formulas used to estimate iodine 131 exposures have both been proven to be insufficient or inaccurate by other researchers. The survey also failed to include critical medical aspects normally conducted as part of diagnostic and treatment protocols while positioning itself to be the sole provider of testing and care for radiation induced thyroid damage. (50)(51)(53)
Parents in Fukushima who were able to obtain a second opinions found their children frequently had larger or more thyroid nodules than the Health Survey had found. Ongoing reports from the Health Survey showed increasing percentages of thyroid nodules in children from Fukushima. Officials from the health survey tried to explain it away as being within “normal” percentages. Then they blamed the improved quality of the ultrasound scanners. They later tried to pass off an unpublished “study” by the Japan Thyroid Assn. as proof these high nodule rates were normal. What the study they provided did was to use an imbalanced cohort (study group). They looked at the incidence of nodules in children sent to a specialty diagnostics facility in Tokyo. This group would be made up of children already known or suspected of having thyroid disorders making them inappropriate as a control group. (50)(52)
The Health Survey had raised so much international concern that the UN Human Rights Council started an investigation. The Special Rapporteur issued a preliminary report politely slamming the Health Survey and the Japanese government for human rights violations. The UN report cited the Health Survey’s failures and denial of access to second opinions. They also insisted that better medical care is needed and for a wider population. They went on to point out multiple instances where the Japanese government has been declaring radiation exposure levels to be safe that are far higher than international comparative standards. The UN cited that these standards used in Japan go against the generally accepted medical standards.
Last month the Health Survey announced that three children were diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had already undergone surgery. Seven more are suspected of also having cancer. One case of thyroid cancer had been found during a previous reporting period. The Health Survey still insists these are all random coincidence.(57)
The Health Survey took yet another hit when the Mainichi Shimbun discovered the health survey had been holding secret off the record meetings. When confronted the Health Survey denied there were any minutes of these meetings. Mainichi reporters did a freedom of information request and obtained the minutes, again proving the Health Survey was lying. Yamashita announced recently that he will step down from his position with the Health Survey. The NRA has mentioned recently that they may make an effort to terminate the Fukushima Health Survey. (54)(55)(56)
While there have been many attempts to downplay the health risks by some, many experts continue to dispute this politicized effort. A recent meta-study of low level radiation exposure found that even low levels of radiation exposure can damage health. This included some areas of high natural background radiation, previously thought to not be an issue. (61)
It wasn’t just the Japanese people dealing with the disaster, a study found that dogs abandoned in the evacuation zone suffered PTSD. This can not be written off as “radiophobia” since dogs obviously are not aware of the concept. (63)
The Environmental Impact
Some strange changes to nature have already taken place. Researchers think they are likely due to the radiation levels in the region. Many of these oddities follow similar patterns seen in other contaminated areas around the world. Mutated butterflies were found in Fukushima in 2011. The study found that the second generation females had more mutations, the mutations were worse in those found later in 2011 and those found in higher radiation areas had more mutations. (10)
Mutant stag beetles were found in Ibaraki. The beetle shown to the media had a half male half female split. Many strange mutated insects had been found around Chernobyl and other radiation related disaster sites. (11)(12)
A New Zealand study of muttonbirds that nest there found lower numbers since the disaster. The birds live in the Fukushima region of Japan but migrate to New Zealand to nest. Those that did arrive had signs of challenged health. (13)
University of Tokyo researchers found cesium contaminated plankton 600km offshore of Fukushima. Cesium contaminated tuna were found off US shores. The bluefin tuna species migrates from the area off the Japan coast to the North American west coast. The contamination levels were quite low but showed that damage could be transported in migratory species. Albacore tuna landed off the US coast were also found to have cesium contamination traced to the Fukushima disaster. The levels were very small, below 1 bq/kg but show the spread of contamination around the Pacific.
Fish inside the port at Fukushima Daiichi have been found to have incredibly high levels of contamination. One greenling tested in February 2013 had 75000 bq/kg of cesium. A 38,000 bq/kg fish was also found off the coast of Minamisoma this year. Not all of the seafood tested is highly contaminated. It seems to be the worst in certain species, usually bottom feeder fish. Some seafood like octopus have consistently show low or no contamination. Woods Hole Inst. did extensive survey work off the Japan coast and found the contamination appears to have spread then sunk to lower levels. It is also impacted by currents and eddys creating hot spots in the ocean. The institute also thinks the Fukushima disaster site is still leaking radiation. (14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(20)
Larger species on land have not been immune to contamination. Bears, boar, ducks and pheasants tested in Fukushima were all found to be contaminated. Government health officials also put certain freshwater fish species off the menu due to rising radiation levels in some river fish in the region. It isn’t just wild animals posing a risk, contaminated cattle were found in Miyagi prefecture, an area given the impression it wasn’t contaminated like Fukushima. Cattle sent to Tokyo for processing in October 2012 were at 150 bq/kg, over the government limit. (19)(21)
The environment and foods are also subject to the widespread contamination. Highly contaminated mushrooms have been found over a wide area of Japan’s main island. Mushrooms as high as 3000 bq/kg and as far away as 350km from the disaster site have been found. Wild mushrooms varieties have been banned from the market for most of these areas in in NE Japan. Even farmed mushrooms have been found to have problems outside of Fukushima prefecture. (23)
Food grown in the region has been mixed. Some will show up contaminated in an area while other foods show up with no contamination. A survey of foods in Aizumisato in western Fukushima prefecture found foods like cabbage, apples and tomatoes had no detectable contamination. Crops like soybeans, buckwheat and wild vegetables all showed as being contaminated across the testing samples. Testing done all the way down in Chiba near Tokyo found certain things were contaminated while others were not. Yuzu (a type of citrus), mandarins and kiwi fruit were all found to be contaminated on multiple tests while cabbage and spinach were not. (24)(25)
Contaminated foods have been found even outside Japan. Imports to Hong Kong of oatmeal and tea were found to be contaminated when tested locally. Both were of Japanese origin. US seafood, both Albacore and Halibut were found to be contaminated with low levels of cesium from the Fukushima disaster, proven by the cesium ratios. Even US almonds and prunes were found to have traces of Fukushima contamination in them. (26)
Soil and air contamination continue to be a long term problem in and outside of Fukushima prefecture. Soil in the northern area of Miyagi prefecture was found with 642 bq/kg of contamination. Official radiation monitoring stations showed much lower levels. A local expert pointed out that at least one of the stations in question was installed high atop a building rather than on the ground where it could accurately detect radiation contamination. (27)
Citizen activist groups began looking at the government radiation monitoring stations. Many people had complained that the official readings didn’t match what they were finding in the area and that their readings were always higher than the government monitor. A number of groups including Greenpeace set out to document this. They found stations set atop tall buildings and many stations were placed in areas that had been decontaminated or covered over. This caused the stations to give artificially low readings. The official station readings were also rather deceptive. The actual station reading was put in large print and on interactive maps. Only once someone looked at the station details would they see fine print that showed the “adjusted” reading that compensated for a station being on a building roof. This gave the impression levels were much lower than they actually were. Initially the government denied the problem, later admitting to the discrepancy. (28)
Readings taken for strontium 90 by the environment ministry found that 10 prefectures have Fukushima related contamination with this isotope. Soil contamination around Fukushima prefecture was found to have seeped further down into the soil, below the levels being scraped off for decontamination. The rivers are also seeing increasing levels of contamination with deeper river muds showing in the millions of bq/kg in some places. (29)(31)
These changing radiation patterns follow the known environmental behaviors of contamination where hyper concentrations or hot spots happen. Rivers and water ways accumulate contamination and certain plants contain more of it than others. Radiation readings near the Fukushima disaster site have declined but experts think this is due to the contamination blowing elsewhere. The conditions in Fukushima are at the mercy of mother nature more than anything.(32) (33)
Estimated atmospheric releases, Fukushima compared to TMI and Chernobyl.
The sea releases were estimated initially but there has been no ongoing effort to continue to measure them. Due to the continued high levels of contamination in sea life in the area it is assumed the plant continues to leak in some manner. The sea releases for the first few months of 2011 were estimated by IRSN to be 27,100,000,000,000,000 bq.
These are atmospheric releases only, all in becquerels.
The government still struggles with what to do with all the contaminated land. Decontamination efforts were found to be ineffective in many locations. An investigative report by Asahi Shimbun found that decontamination work was being done sloppily and frequently just transported the contamination to another area or into the nearby rivers. Some companies were found dumping contaminated debris into rivers and ditches. Efforts to find storage sites for the contaminated soil have fallen flat. No town wants to host such a thing. Now the government feels they may need to start completely over with decontamination efforts. In the midst of all this failure the government announced that they will begin burning debris from the nuclear evacuation zone. (37)(38)(39)
On a larger scale the tsunami debris began washing ashore in the US. A giant concrete dock washed up on the US west coast, lots of small debris and a trailer with a Harley Davidson motor cycle. (35)(36)
Hot Spots, Black Stuff and Geiger Wielding Hipsters
26 schools in Koriyama, 60km from the Fukushima plant were found to have radiation hot spots. The levels all above 3.8 microsieverts per hour are higher than one of the evacuation zones at Chernobyl. (30)
The strange mystery “black stuff” began being found around Minamisoma, then in some further away locations. What alerted people was the extremely high radiation. A scientist in Minamisoma began experimenting with it. He found it was para-magnetic and had high alpha radiation compared to the gamma and beta radiation. It seemed to have some natural algae or bacteria properties on later tests but a clear understanding of what it was and how it concentrated to such high levels still remains a bit of a mystery.<64)
A group of hipsters calling themselves the “Gamma Watch Squadron” have been taking radiation readings around Fukushima and posting pictures of their readings on Instagram. (65)
This is a good reminder that the disaster doesn’t just impact older adults with families. Younger adults and children will be left to deal with this mess as they become adults.
Many have found ways to do something to fight back against the chaos. Individuals making an effort to improve what they can gives others hope and makes small improvements in their lives and the lives of others.
Individuals, NGOs and citizens groups have been arranging contamination free summer camps. The camps far away from Tohoku allow kids from Fukushima and their moms a break from worrying about contamination and a chance to play outside. The reaction of the kids to being outside without restriction shows how entwined in daily life radiation has become.
A group of freelance journalists held a symposium to discuss the response to the Fukushima disaster. Freelance journalists have been a rare source of unvarnished information on the disaster while many of the established media outlets had been repeating the now known to be false platitudes of TEPCO and the government. One government minister that attended admitted the government cover up and denial of certain aspects of the disaster at the sumposium. (68)
A group has set up an animal sanctuary in Fukushima to give the abandoned farm animals a safe place to live. Mr. Matsumura continues to feed abandoned pets in Tomoika and cares for a large farm of abandoned cattle. Many other volunteers go in where they can to feed animals left behind when they can’t gain the owners permission to rescue them. One of the hardest working groups doing rescues and feeding pets left in the zone has been the Hoshi family. They worked with people from the area to set up places to safely catch animals and employed everything from night vision goggles to wireless cameras. The challenge for all of the people caring for the animals left in the evacuation zone is that doing so violates government law against entering the evacuation zone. Many groups including the Hoshi’s worked for the first year trying to obtain consent to enter or to work out a deal with the government to no avail. Leo and Hiroshi Hoshi were arrested in the evacuation zone by the Futaba police recently. While it was clear this was done as retaliation, both have been in jail for weeks. The police seized all of their business computers effectively shutting down their family business. They may finally get a hearing on March 11th. (69)(70)(71)
Farmers in Kawauchi Village are building indoor hydroponic farming operations. This will enable them to replace some of their lost farming ability due to the diaster and grow produce isolated from the contaminated environment. One family mushroom farm in Tochigi went to growing their mushrooms on logs harvested in southern Japan to assure their mushrooms would be free from contamination(72)(73)
The city of Namie is considering filing criminal charges against the Fukushima prefecture government for witholding SPEEDI data that could have enabled them to flee the radiation plume. Instead they ended up going directly into it. The families of hospital patients that died during the evacuation are now suing TEPCO for these deaths. US Navy sailors are also suing TEPCO for their exposures. TEPCO had downplayed the level of releases and meltdowns at the plant causing the Navy to not take adequate precautions. While the air levels on the ship were not considerably high, some on ship tasks put people in situations of much higher potential exposure. (67)(74)(58)
Greenpeace has also started a worldwide campaign to hold GE, Hitachi and Toshiba responsible for their part in the Fukushima disaster. These companies profited immensely over the years while their nuclear technology puts many at direct risk as seen in Fukushima. (76)
In June of 2012 Muto Ruiko and 1324 other people filed a criminal complaint against TEPCO and government officials. By August the prosecutors office had announced a formal criminal investigation has begun against TEPCO. (77)(78)
Two years ago none of us had any idea we would be here today, We continue our research work on a daily basis. As the disaster has evolved we put more effort into the technical details of the disaster. Having a body of knowledge from day one of the disaster and a group of researchers who have dedicated their time to this one issue has paid off. We frequently find that we have more knowledge of the deep details than many in the industry or related academic research. This has enabled us to share knowledge and also gain valuable feedback from those working in this field.
The time invested has enabled us to develop systems to archive and manage the volumes of information on the disaster. As we go into year three we will continue to evolve our body of information that is already proving to be a valuable resource to both academic researchers and people wanting to learn about the disaster.
Having a broad and diverse research team has enabled us to tackle not just the technical aspects of the disaster but also some of the health and environmental issues. We looked in depth at many of the reports coming out regarding the health impacts of the disaster and put them against the reality and body of existing medical knowledge. This has been a contentious issue with both the public and academics for obvious reasons. We called out questionable work when we found it. After issuing multiple reports debunking an MIT study on radiation in mice, Peter Melzer was able to have a letter published in the same journal questioning the study. (79)
Last May we were asked to present at the Atomic Age II Symposium in Chicago. It was an honor to have Nancy and Dean attend and share some of our work there. We only wish more of our members around the world could have attended. This year we began publishing white papers and studies of our own on certain aspects of the disaster that can be found on our website. Our work has frequently been cited as supporting evidence and was used in a Sierra Club petition of the NRC (80).
Two years out many have thought there isn’t anything more to discuss or tell about the disaster. We are finding just the opposite, the technical issues are just beginning to be understood. More inspections and better technology gives new hints every week about what happened at Fukushima Daiichi. The human and environmental story isn’t over either. People still fight the battle to regain their former lives. The true environmental impact of the disaster continues to evolve and will for decades.
As part of year three look for our continued research into the technical issues at the plant, more publications, some new projects and information services from us. None of this would be possible without our dedicated team of researchers who graciously volunteer their time to this effort.
1. 300,000 Still In Temporary Housing After 3-11 Disaster January 2, 2013
2.The Forgotten August 18, 2012
3. Futaba May Be Uninhabitable For Over 60 Years In Certain Locations January 8, 2013
4. You Can Go Home Very Soon, Or Maybe Not April 4, 2012
5. 80 percent of evacuees from 3 prefectures won’t return to hometowns: survey
Mainichi Shimbun – March 5, 2013
6. Fukushima Residents Still Dealing With The Disaster Daily December 25, 2012
7. The Reality (Not The “Panic”) Of Fukushima August 23, 2012
8. Flawed MIT Study Used To Dismiss Need For Nuclear Disaster Evacuations May 25th, 2012
9. Fukushima’s Refugees Are Victims Of Irrational Fear, Not Radiation
Forbes – March 10, 2012
10. The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the pale grass blue butterfly
Scientific Reports – August 12, 2012
11. Freaky Mutant Bugs Found December 22, 2012
12. Cornelia Hesse – Honegger – Scientific Illustrator
Work on Chernobyl insects and other sites
13. New Zealand Birds May Be Impacted By Fukushima May 3, 2012
15. Sorry Charlie, There’s Cesium-137 In Your Tuna May 28, 2012
16. TEPCO fish testing Feb 2013
17. High Cesium Contamination In Pacific Fish Off Fukushima August 21, 2012
18. Fish Sampling Shows Widespread Problems From Nuclear Disaster October 26, 2012
19. Radioactive Wildlife Found In Fukushima December 10, 2012
20. WHOI Pacific Contamination Paper, It Is In The Details April 9, 2012
21. Cesium Over Limit In Miyagi Beef October 18, 2012
22. After Fukushima: families on the edge of meltdown
Guardian UK – February 23, 2012
23. Highly Contaminated Mushrooms Found Outside Fukushima November 21st, 2012
24. Contaminated Foods Found In Aizumisato Fukushima December 24, 2012
25.Chiba Food Testing Shows Ongoing Contamination November 30, 2012
26. New Foods In Japan & Abroad Showing Contamination August 7, 2012
27. Contamination Rampant In Miyagi Prefecture July 26, 2012
28. Radiation Monitoring Data In Japan Systematically Faked Downward July 31, 2012
29. Strontium 90 Found In Throughout Japan From Fukushima July 25, 2012
30. Hot Spots In 26 Koriyama Schools, 60 km From Daiichi May 8, 2012
31. Fukushima Soil Contamination Worse Than Previously Thought March 21, 2011
32. Investigations Of Natural Variations Of Cesium 137 Concentrations In Residential Soils – 1994
32. Declining radiation measured near Fukushima plant, some blown elsewhere
Asahi Shimbun – March 2, 2012
33. Radiation Meters Reading Too Low November 9, 2012
35. Tsunami Debris Showing Up On US West Coast, NOAA Tracking What Arrives December 30, 2012
36. Motorcycle From Miyagi Washes Up In Canada April 30, 2012
37. Temporary Fukushima Waste Facilities Get Mixed Support August 20, 2012
38. Corrupt Decontamination Part 2 January 2, 2013
39. Fukushima Evacuation Zone Debris To Be Incinerated Feb 3rd, 2012
40. TEPCO Requiring Evacuees To Pay Back Temporary Compensation February 19, 2012
41. Fukushima Fallout – Greenpeace
42. 76% Of Children In Nihonmatsu Radiation Monitoring Over 1mSv/year November 25, 2012
43. Data Shows Residents Near Daiichi More Exposed Than Previously Thought September 24, 2012
44. Fukushima Human Exposure Badge Data; Glass Half Full? August 29, 2012
45. Fukushima Residents With Exposures As High As Chernobyl Areas August 24, 2012
46. Minamisoma, Dose Reconstruction Exercises August 20, 2012
48. Asahi Shimbun; US Evacuation Of Yokosuka Naval Base Was Not Voluntary January 28, 2012
49. Yamashita Declared Nobody Should Get Iodine After Fukushima Disaster November 9, 2012
50. White Paper: Fukushima Health Survey Occupies Medical & Legal Conundrum November 8, 2012
51. Japan Government Covers Up Children’s Radiation Doses, Again July 12, 2012
52. Inaccurate Study Used To Explain High Thyroid Damage Rate In Fukushima December 19, 2012
53. Public Spin On Fukushima Coming Undone February 14, 2013
54. Mainichi Catches Fukushima Health Survey In A Lie November 15, 2012
55. Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for February 19th to February 21st, 2013
56. Fukushima & World Nuclear News Roundup February 23, 2013
57. More Thyroid Cancers Found In Fukushima Children February 13, 2013
59. UN To Investigate Japan On Fukushima Human Rights Issues November 12, 2012
60. UN Special Investigator In Japan Releases Initial Statement On Fukushima Human Rights November 26, 2012
61. New Peer Reviewed Meta-Study Finds Even Low-Level Radioactivity Is Damaging December 20, 2012
62. U.S. bases in Japan begin distributing potassium iodide pills
Stars and stripes – March 21, 2011
63. New Paper Documents PTSD In Fukushima’s Abandoned Dogs October 11, 2012
64. Black Stuff Mystery Gets Stranger, Is Magnetic, We Look Into What It Is March 24, 2012
65. Geiger Counter Wielding Hipsters May 4, 2012
66. Iriomote Radiation Free Summer Camp For Fukushima Children September 10, 2012
68. Video: Press Symposium Exposes Media & Govt. Denial Of Radiation Exposure February 14, 2013
69. Fukushima Animal Rescue Farm Needs Volunteers April 5, 2012
70. NGO Hoshi Family Animal Welfare
71. Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals
72. Kawauchi Village Farmers Switch To Hydroponic Growing November 1, 2012
73. Fukushima radiation threatens to wreak woodland havoc
74. TEPCO to face lawsuits over hospital evacuation deaths
Asahi Shimbun – February 22, 2012
76. Greenpeace; They profit, you pay.
77. Muto Ruiko and the Movement of Fukushima Residents to Pursue Criminal Charges against Tepco Executives and Government Officials
78. Prosecutors Have Opened a Criminal Investigation of the Fukushima Disaster
79. MIT Mouse Study Debunked In Journal November 13, 2012
80. SimplyInfo Work Used As Evidence In Sierra Club Federal Petition December 22, 2012
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