Tuesday, October 4, 2011

An Unconfirmed Story From Fukushima Diary Illustrates Fukushima Horrors

"My nephew’s urine tested positive for cesium. He lives in Suginami Ward [a suburb on the western side of Tokyo]. He forces back his tears at preschool because [his parents have told him that] he has to stay inside alone while the other kids play outside. 

My sister and brother-in-law have been twice as careful as other people with the food he eats since the accident. Despite taking these precautious, cesium was detected in his urine. 

When my sister and her husband found out the results of his test, they said they would go to Kyushu [in western Japan] to look for a place to live. 

In my nephew’s body, the radionuclides don’t stop emitting radiation. But he is just an innocent child. People would probably rather not know, but we are in an extraordinary situation. 

Apathy is no different to irresponsibility. Let’s do the things that anyone would do, as a reasonable adult, or person."

Majia here: Thyroid irregularities are being found in children from Fukushima, although these cannot be definitively linked to radiation, YET http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111004p2g00m0dm116000c.html

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