Fukushima’s cancer epidemic: the reality revealed

John Ward — The Ecologist Dec 25, 2013

We have seen strong evidence of poor build quality in the original General Electric construction at Fukushima. We have seen example after example of covered up seriousness and urgency by both Tepco the plant owners, and the Tokyo government keen to keep its ownership of the 2020 Olympic Games.

Now evidence is coming through to flatly contradict Establishment reassurances about cancer levels both among Fukushima residents, and on board USS Ronald Reagan – the US aircraft carrier that sailed offshore from Fukushima after the 2011 tsunami to bring aid and relief to a stricken population.

Before we get going, the good news is that California-based lawyer Charles Bonner (see below) has confirmed to me that he is still heavily involved in the case of 70+ US navy personnel currently attempting to get redress for various illnesses that have all the hallmarks of radiation sickness.

I hope to be able to interview him at some stage over the holidays, but in the meantime there have been three major debunking developments in relation to the Establishment’s “explanations” of what the truth is about the USS Reagan’s crew, and the link between rapid cancer development (RCD) and the Fukushima incident.

Debunk 2:“These levels of incidence are what you would expect in a ship’s complement of 5,500.”

Not so…or indeed anywhere near it. I’m indebted to veteran Slogger Tig for pointing out that the lifetime prevalence of testicular cancer in US men is 0.4% … and 5.5 per 100,000 with the median age at 33.

So in each group of 100 navy men you would expect 0.0055 of them to get testicular cancer anyway. Aged 18-25, somewhat less. You’d need a group of 20,000 navy male personnel to even get 1 case of TC via ‘natural’ occurrence.

The USS Ronald Reagan has 5,500 crew, and nowhere near all of them are male. There are in excess of 20 cases of testes cancer thus far … and counting.

Debunk 2: “Why aren’t the Fukushima locals suffering in the same way?”

They are.

The media blackout surrounding the Japanese nuclear power plant is slowly imploding. Fifty-nine young people in Fukushima prefecture have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having thyroid cancer.

Notably, all of newly diagnosed were younger than 18 at the time of the nuclear meltdown in the area in March 2011. They were identified in tests by the prefectural government, which had covered 239,000 people by the end of September.

Toshihide Tsuda, a professor of epidemiology at Okayama University has called upon the government to prepare for a possible increase in cases in the future. Japan’s Asahi Shimbun quoted him as saying:

“The rate at which children in Fukushima prefecture have developed thyroid cancer can be called frequent, because it is several times to several tens of times higher.”

He’s not wrong. Fukushima cancer incidence compared to registration statistics throughout Japan from 1975 to 2008 showed an annual average of five to 11 people in their late teens to early 20s developing cancer for every 1 million people in Japan as a whole.

In Fukushima, there 59 cases out of 238,000 in three years.

Debunk 3: “Cancers don’t develop that quickly after radiation exposure.”

Of all the expert ‘opinions’, the unscientific nature of this one baffles me – but is so symptomatic of contemporary bollocks about ‘settled science’. We have never before seen – not even at Chernobyl – radioactive exposure like this in so many ways at such close quarters.

Says a senior medical San Francisco Slogger source:

“Everything that’s come out of Fukushima and Washington thus far has been bullsh*t. The idea of cancer development rates being an accepted constant like some scientific norm is deliberately misleading … as every single statement from those concerned to cover up this disaster has been.

“This is new territory in that there has been atmospheric exposure, waterborne carriage, and loss of control on a hitherto unexperienced scale. The US government should stop treating its citizens like children, and start giving everyone on the West Coast the real heads-up on the situation.”

Because it’s never happened before doesn’t mean it can’t … as we’re about to find out when globalist neoliberalism finally comes apart.

I’m still waiting for a response from US Navy stats … four days on, they have yet to acknowledge my query … which, in the end, I had to route through another pc. I’ll keep you posted on Charles Bonner’s response: he has asked me to call him back, and I will.

Not a nice way to end the run-up to Christmas, but I think there are several signs – and real hope – that in the very best traditions of the Saviour so many wish to honour tomorrow, the ultimate truth will emerge, and justice will be done.

I do wish you all a great season. Stay tuned.


Background on the case being brought by Charles Bonner on behalf of the USS Ronald Reagan plaintiffs.

Charles Bonner is leading a class action lawsuit against TEPCO, the regulator/owner of the Fukushima nuclear energy plant.

He’s unlikely to lose it, because he represents 75 sailors who came down with a host of medical problems, including cancers and leukemias, all kinds of gynaecological problems, and tumors on the brain.

These service men and women are mainly young people in their early to mid twenties, and no one in their family had ever any of these kinds of illnesses before. Just since Bonner took the case, another 21 sailors have begun to show the same dire symptoms … of radiation sickness.

Their common link? They were all serving on board USS Ronald Reagan during a brief visit to the waters around Fukushima three years ago. As the Ronald Reagan desalinates all its water from the sea for drinking, bathing and other cleaning purposes, all the sailors were multiply exposed to radiation from the Fukushima accident.

Calmed by the bollocks being put out about how “harmless” the radiation leakage was, these 75 service men and women now face death.

I’ve just been to eighteen internet sites. I have verified who Bonner is, checked the case credentials (“Cooper et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. et. al. case number 3:2013cv00773, filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California”) – and confirmed the case’s existence with Bonner’s law firm.

This is not left-of-centre urban myth: this is the best indication so far, in my view, of just how serious the Fukushima disaster is going to be.

But not a single mainstream medium I can find within the US, UK or European mainstream has gone near it.


John Ward blogs at The Slog, where this article was first published. The background material above was posted in an earlier article on The Slog.

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