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View Diary: UN Special Rapporteur: Japan Must Do More for the People of Fukushima (57 comments)

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  •  Yep, so if you get thyroid cancer you just have (2+ / 0-)
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    Joieau, mrkvica

    to let it go untreated and die from it (or leave the country for treatment).

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:17:58 PM PST

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    •  One would certainly hope not, (2+ / 0-)
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      Throw The Bums Out, mrkvica

      but that's what the shake-out here looks like, doesn't it?

      The real truth they refuse to acknowledge is that northern Honshu is contaminated enough to justify permanent relocation for all citizens - starting with citizens with small children. Close it off as an international monument to human hubris. But the contaminated area is nearly a third of the entire nation of Japan.

      Much easier - and fully within cultural 'norms' for that particular culture - to simply urge citizens to "smile more" so that radioactive isotopes concentrating in their food, water and bodies will be rendered forever harmless.

      Meanwhile, those with the means to leave have already left. You can't die of thyroid (or any other) cancer if nobody notices, records, or treats you for it. Just normal attrition - cause 'unknown' - amongst the affected population.

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