Inside Report: Fukushima’s Nuclear Evacuation Zone

Fukushima, Japan – The Japanese government issued an evacuation order on March 12 for residents living within the 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Since then, residents have left their homes, and the “no man land” has been out of touch with the rest of the world. A Japanese journalist, Tetsuo Jimbo, ventured through the evacuation zone last Sunday, and filed the following video report.

He says that inside the evacuation zone, homes, buildings, roads and bridges, which were torn down by the tsunami, are left completely untouched, and the herd of cattle and pet dogs, left behind by the owners, wanders around the town while the radiation level remains far beyond legal limits.

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  • Confused

    Uh… Why would they put themselves in that much danger just for some video footage?

  • Confused

    Uh… Why would they put themselves in that much danger just for some video footage?

    • Coxrm

      It’s not that much radiation you wouldn’t want to live there but spending an afternoon would be no different than a few xrays

  • Coxrm

    It’s not that much radiation you wouldn’t want to live there but spending an afternoon would be no different than a few xrays

  • Devinsiegel7

    they haul ass in that little car!

  • Devinsiegel7

    they haul ass in that little car!

  • Dot

    thats complete bollocks..idiot

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    Has anyone noticed that the Fukushima facility has no cooling towers like the ones in the USA? So where do you think they have been getting there coolant from for the past few decades? And where do you think they have been dispersing this substance?
    During the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, a 90% infant mortality spike occurred at McGee Hospital in Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania due to the plume release. There is no known safe dose level of radiation, if you live within 300 miles of a nuclear plant you are exposed to constant bombardment that may cause you harm or exacerbate present medical conditions. The human body is capable of selective uptake when talking of mineral absorption; this means if you can eat organic, non-contaminated fresh fruit and vegetables your body will change out the radioactive minerals for the safer ones. People who live around the Shippingport Nuclear Facility, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania have been told not to eat from their gardens as they are not safe. This valley has the longest exposure to low-level, mid and high levels than any other group of people on the planet. So much corruption surrounds the nuclear fuel cycle, the Vital Statistic Records of our state were altered to cover up the the disease and death caused by the exposure to so called safe levels of radiation. The reason that these electrical generating facilities exist is to make weapons grade plutonium (WMDs), they are part of the military corporate complex, this is how the US military kills it own people. When the NRC and Duquesne Light Co. did the decommissioning of the the naval reactor at Shippingport PA., they turned off the warning system so they could cut the containment open to remove the core for transport. They did this because the mid-level and high-levels of radiation would have set off the alarms. This would mean that the people Beaver Valley took the hit from the core; as well as, those along the train route of the dismantled core. The commercial nuke generators have had thousands of releases just go to your local nuclear depository and read the Gray Books of each reactor and facility, if they haven’t already been redacted. Hopefully, you can find your regional depository. One million new cancers a year from the normal release of radiation from nuke electrical generation. Anybody remember how Curie died?

    It’s been 25 years since Chernobyl fallout contaminated flora and fauna in Europe, but German hunting officials are still dealing with rising numbers of radioactive wild boars. But why?
    This burgeoning boar population munches on radiation-absorbing truffles and mushrooms, and because of an overall increase in wild boars, the number of radioactive boars has gone up as well. The German Atomic Energy Law requires Berlin to reimburse hunters who bag radioactive boars. In 2009, the government paid out approximately €425,000 — or $555,000 — for polluted piggies. According to Der Spiegel, the contaminated boar population has been the most problematic in southern Germany:

    Many of the boar that are killed land on the plates of diners across Germany, but it is forbidden to sell meat containing high levels of radioactive caesium-137 — any animals showing contamination levels higher than 600 becquerel per kilogram must be disposed of. But in some areas of Germany, particularly in the south, wild boar routinely show much higher levels of contamination. According to the Environment Ministry, the average contamination for boar shot in Bayerischer Wald, a forested region on the Bavarian border with the Czech Republic, was 7,000 becquerel per kilogram. Other regions in southern Germany aren’t much better.

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    Has anyone noticed that the Fukushima facility has no cooling towers like the ones in the USA? So where do you think they have been getting there coolant from for the past few decades? And where do you think they have been dispersing this substance?
    During the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, a 90% infant mortality spike occurred at McGee Hospital in Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania due to the plume release. There is no known safe dose level of radiation, if you live within 300 miles of a nuclear plant you are exposed to constant bombardment that may cause you harm or exacerbate present medical conditions. The human body is capable of selective uptake when talking of mineral absorption; this means if you can eat organic, non-contaminated fresh fruit and vegetables your body will change out the radioactive minerals for the safer ones. People who live around the Shippingport Nuclear Facility, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania have been told not to eat from their gardens as they are not safe. This valley has the longest exposure to low-level, mid and high levels than any other group of people on the planet. So much corruption surrounds the nuclear fuel cycle, the Vital Statistic Records of our state were altered to cover up the the disease and death caused by the exposure to so called safe levels of radiation. The reason that these electrical generating facilities exist is to make weapons grade plutonium (WMDs), they are part of the military corporate complex, this is how the US military kills it own people. When the NRC and Duquesne Light Co. did the decommissioning of the the naval reactor at Shippingport PA., they turned off the warning system so they could cut the containment open to remove the core for transport. They did this because the mid-level and high-levels of radiation would have set off the alarms. This would mean that the people Beaver Valley took the hit from the core; as well as, those along the train route of the dismantled core. The commercial nuke generators have had thousands of releases just go to your local nuclear depository and read the Gray Books of each reactor and facility, if they haven’t already been redacted. Hopefully, you can find your regional depository. One million new cancers a year from the normal release of radiation from nuke electrical generation. Anybody remember how Curie died?

    It’s been 25 years since Chernobyl fallout contaminated flora and fauna in Europe, but German hunting officials are still dealing with rising numbers of radioactive wild boars. But why?
    This burgeoning boar population munches on radiation-absorbing truffles and mushrooms, and because of an overall increase in wild boars, the number of radioactive boars has gone up as well. The German Atomic Energy Law requires Berlin to reimburse hunters who bag radioactive boars. In 2009, the government paid out approximately €425,000 — or $555,000 — for polluted piggies. According to Der Spiegel, the contaminated boar population has been the most problematic in southern Germany:

    Many of the boar that are killed land on the plates of diners across Germany, but it is forbidden to sell meat containing high levels of radioactive caesium-137 — any animals showing contamination levels higher than 600 becquerel per kilogram must be disposed of. But in some areas of Germany, particularly in the south, wild boar routinely show much higher levels of contamination. According to the Environment Ministry, the average contamination for boar shot in Bayerischer Wald, a forested region on the Bavarian border with the Czech Republic, was 7,000 becquerel per kilogram. Other regions in southern Germany aren’t much better.

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    Has anyone noticed that the Fukushima facility has no cooling towers like the ones in the USA? So where do you think they have been getting there coolant from for the past few decades? And where do you think they have been dispersing this substance?
    During the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, a 90% infant mortality spike occurred at McGee Hospital in Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania due to the plume release. There is no known safe dose level of radiation, if you live within 300 miles of a nuclear plant you are exposed to constant bombardment that may cause you harm or exacerbate present medical conditions. The human body is capable of selective uptake when talking of mineral absorption; this means if you can eat organic, non-contaminated fresh fruit and vegetables your body will change out the radioactive minerals for the safer ones. People who live around the Shippingport Nuclear Facility, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania have been told not to eat from their gardens as they are not safe. This valley has the longest exposure to low-level, mid and high levels than any other group of people on the planet. So much corruption surrounds the nuclear fuel cycle, the Vital Statistic Records of our state were altered to cover up the the disease and death caused by the exposure to so called safe levels of radiation. The reason that these electrical generating facilities exist is to make weapons grade plutonium (WMDs), they are part of the military corporate complex, this is how the US military kills it own people. When the NRC and Duquesne Light Co. did the decommissioning of the the naval reactor at Shippingport PA., they turned off the warning system so they could cut the containment open to remove the core for transport. They did this because the mid-level and high-levels of radiation would have set off the alarms. This would mean that the people Beaver Valley took the hit from the core; as well as, those along the train route of the dismantled core. The commercial nuke generators have had thousands of releases just go to your local nuclear depository and read the Gray Books of each reactor and facility, if they haven’t already been redacted. Hopefully, you can find your regional depository. One million new cancers a year from the normal release of radiation from nuke electrical generation. Anybody remember how Curie died?

    It’s been 25 years since Chernobyl fallout contaminated flora and fauna in Europe, but German hunting officials are still dealing with rising numbers of radioactive wild boars. But why?
    This burgeoning boar population munches on radiation-absorbing truffles and mushrooms, and because of an overall increase in wild boars, the number of radioactive boars has gone up as well. The German Atomic Energy Law requires Berlin to reimburse hunters who bag radioactive boars. In 2009, the government paid out approximately €425,000 — or $555,000 — for polluted piggies. According to Der Spiegel, the contaminated boar population has been the most problematic in southern Germany:

    Many of the boar that are killed land on the plates of diners across Germany, but it is forbidden to sell meat containing high levels of radioactive caesium-137 — any animals showing contamination levels higher than 600 becquerel per kilogram must be disposed of. But in some areas of Germany, particularly in the south, wild boar routinely show much higher levels of contamination. According to the Environment Ministry, the average contamination for boar shot in Bayerischer Wald, a forested region on the Bavarian border with the Czech Republic, was 7,000 becquerel per kilogram. Other regions in southern Germany aren’t much better.

  • justagirl

    lemon drops anyone? :)~

  • justagirl

    lemon drops anyone? :)~

  • Billker

    That’s correct – see the normal dosage for x-rays on Wikipedia… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seivert
    Chest CT scan: 6–18 mSv – the maximum reading show in the clip is 112 uSV/Hr = 0.112mSV per hr

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    American designed GE Mk5 uranium fed, plutonium producing, non-decommissionable, nuclear reactors for sale. cheap! ‘as is’ sale. no returns, no refunds, cash on the barrel-head!
    Google Tsinghua University, China, pebble bed, gas reactors. for a better product, built in fail-safes, no huge poisonous reactor cores, easy to de-fuel, disarm, decommission, practical to build, Totally communist Chinese technologies, no planned obsolescence built in, no hidden after-purchases required, no disposable parts involved, no factory recalls required, not even magic, proprietary secret bound servicemen needed, completely computer-math designed, no slide-rule 1950’s nonsense in foot, pound, gallon, mystery measures, a working example, up and running today, and cheap to build, cheap to expand.
    Communist China has committed Billions of nondepreciating, unmanipulated, stable, value-backed, Yuan towards the development of a superior Thorium fueled nuclear reactor design, for its daisy-chain of thorium fueled nuclear/electric powered bullet train networks and their nuclear/electric powered infrastructures, from Europe’s eastern borders to China’s seas. (and beyond? hoo-hoo Yankee Doodle! Watch your ass!)
    Unflinching corporatists, capitalists, lie, spread bald-faced propaganda, state the worst of Fuckoshima will be over in months – Horse-Shiite! Truth? Centuries from now, California will measure radioactivity on the Pacific Winds from Fuckoshima, landing on their gardens, their food-crops! Japan can hardly wash all that radioactive material out into the oceans without dire consequence to their very food supplies, so where will enough radio-active material to generate Japanese electricity go? Factoid: It cannot be neutralized! Containment buildings admitted to be leaking, cores admitted to a melt-down of varying degrees, men dieing, trying to cool things down, even Japanese in the streets, against nuclear power now. Do you own a Geiger-counter? who calibrated it? Can they be trusted? (nuclear bull Shiite abounds home-tests possible? How can we tell, if the truth is coming out, or the largest corporate cover-up ever is being perpetrated on Japanese, even all mankind? Do we trust corporatists, or the Corpocracy that governs America now, the one where corporations have been given political sway, to tell the truth? Did the U.S.S.R. reveal their nuclear sins? Hell No!
    Why should America or Japan be any different?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    American designed GE Mk5 uranium fed, plutonium producing, non-decommissionable, nuclear reactors for sale. cheap! ‘as is’ sale. no returns, no refunds, cash on the barrel-head!
    Google Tsinghua University, China, pebble bed, gas reactors. for a better product, built in fail-safes, no huge poisonous reactor cores, easy to de-fuel, disarm, decommission, practical to build, Totally communist Chinese technologies, no planned obsolescence built in, no hidden after-purchases required, no disposable parts involved, no factory recalls required, not even magic, proprietary secret bound servicemen needed, completely computer-math designed, no slide-rule 1950’s nonsense in foot, pound, gallon, mystery measures, a working example, up and running today, and cheap to build, cheap to expand.
    Communist China has committed Billions of nondepreciating, unmanipulated, stable, value-backed, Yuan towards the development of a superior Thorium fueled nuclear reactor design, for its daisy-chain of thorium fueled nuclear/electric powered bullet train networks and their nuclear/electric powered infrastructures, from Europe’s eastern borders to China’s seas. (and beyond? hoo-hoo Yankee Doodle! Watch your ass!)
    Unflinching corporatists, capitalists, lie, spread bald-faced propaganda, state the worst of Fuckoshima will be over in months – Horse-Shiite! Truth? Centuries from now, California will measure radioactivity on the Pacific Winds from Fuckoshima, landing on their gardens, their food-crops! Japan can hardly wash all that radioactive material out into the oceans without dire consequence to their very food supplies, so where will enough radio-active material to generate Japanese electricity go? Factoid: It cannot be neutralized! Containment buildings admitted to be leaking, cores admitted to a melt-down of varying degrees, men dieing, trying to cool things down, even Japanese in the streets, against nuclear power now. Do you own a Geiger-counter? who calibrated it? Can they be trusted? (nuclear bull Shiite abounds home-tests possible? How can we tell, if the truth is coming out, or the largest corporate cover-up ever is being perpetrated on Japanese, even all mankind? Do we trust corporatists, or the Corpocracy that governs America now, the one where corporations have been given political sway, to tell the truth? Did the U.S.S.R. reveal their nuclear sins? Hell No!
    Why should America or Japan be any different?

  • REv Green

    SURELY BUILDING REACTORS WHERE IF THE FAIL , FOR WHATEVER REASON ,AND CLEARLY THEY HAVE HERE, BECOMES AN EXTINCTION EVENT , THEN THAT IS A BIG FUCK UP :)

    The quake was too high the water too high , , well heres an idea think of your WORST case scenario tripple it , cost it and if its too expensive dont fucking build it .

    If Northern Japan becomes a cancer ridden no go zone for 150 years could someone give me an idea of the cost of that both financially and in human terms?

  • REv Green

    SURELY BUILDING REACTORS WHERE IF THE FAIL , FOR WHATEVER REASON ,AND CLEARLY THEY HAVE HERE, BECOMES AN EXTINCTION EVENT , THEN THAT IS A BIG FUCK UP :)

    The quake was too high the water too high , , well heres an idea think of your WORST case scenario tripple it , cost it and if its too expensive dont fucking build it .

    If Northern Japan becomes a cancer ridden no go zone for 150 years could someone give me an idea of the cost of that both financially and in human terms?

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    This link has an excellent chart displaying the levels of radiation we’re exposed to on a regular basis. It seems to contradict the popular reports about Fukushima: http://io9.com/#!5783751/how-much-radiation-do-you-absorb-doing-everyday-task-this-helpful-chart-explains/gallery/1

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    This link has an excellent chart displaying the levels of radiation we’re exposed to on a regular basis. It seems to contradict the popular reports about Fukushima: http://io9.com/#!5783751/how-much-radiation-do-you-absorb-doing-everyday-task-this-helpful-chart-explains/gallery/1

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  • Billker

    That’s correct – see the normal dosage for x-rays on Wikipedia… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seivert
    Chest CT scan: 6–18 mSv – the maximum reading show in the clip is 112 uSV/Hr = 0.112mSV per hr

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