Super Breaking News: A Fukushima worker died of acute leukemia

8/30/2011,Tepco announced that a Fukushima worker died of acute leukemia.

They say,the worker was from one of the sub-contract companies,male in 40s.

He had not had worked at a nuc plant before Fukushima,he was working at the plant for one week.

He died on 8/16,so probably he started working on 8/8 or 8/9.

The total exposure dose was 0.5 mSv. They checked he did not have internal exposure.

He was working at a back room. His job was to open and close the door for other workers come in and go out from the room.

For the question of an NHK reporter ,”Why did it take a half month to disclose the fact?”

They answered they were arranging for the privacy.

They emphasized that it has nothing to do with his work at the plant.

– Why now ?

The NHK reporter had a point. Why did they take 2 weeks to announce the accident.Their saying “They were taking care of the privacy” does not make any sense.

One day before,8/29,a journalist asked them about a Fukushima worker who had his bone broken.They did not disclose the accident until the journalist questioned. They emphasized it is not connected to his work at the plant. so they have no reason to announce his death.and there was no reason to keep it secret for two weeks.It only makes people even more suspicious for people.

– Beyond the scope of the assumption

Tepco,JP gov and IAEA were trying to make a consensus that this accident was caused by the Tsunami,which was powerful beyond they assumed.
However,it turned out they had already assumed of Tsunami higher than 10m ,3 years ago.
Some of the journalist suspect Tepco tried to use the “acute leukemia” as a spin control.

– Tepco trapped itself

Nuc industry were forcing Fukushima people to accept 20 mSv/y.They say,there is no “scientific” basis to prove you have a cancer under 100 mSv/y.However,the worker is told to have been exposed to “only” 0.5 mSv in total. If that is true,it proves low level of radiation may cause you acute symptoms. If that is not true,they take off the counters at the plants. Actually,former minister of economy Kaieda commented last month.”I was very impressed to see Fukushima workers.They take off the counters when they work.They really dedicate their own lives to settle the whole situation.” Whichever it is,Tepco added another mile stone for their history of deceiving.

– Was it really acute leukemia ?

There is a suspicion if it was really acute leukemia.In their announcement ,Tepco spokesman said,Tepco did not conduct any check directly for the dead man. It’s only the doctor who checked his body. Therefore the only source is the anonymous doctor.

NHK reporter asked Tepco,why don’t you ask the doctor for more details. They answered,because it’s the diagnose of the doctor.
They do not make any sense again.

From the health check history,the dead man was totally fine until he went to Fukushima. He had his blood tested but they detected no problem.Thus it can not be normal leukemia.

He had the symptom in one week and died.This is what the doctor stated.

However,doctors are often hired by Tepco around the nuc plant area.

Environment journalist Higuchi Kenji comments,it’s their custom to take sick workers to the “hired” doctors like in Futaba sogo hospital,and have the doctors diagnose it’s not related to radiation. Sometimes they diagnose it to be food poison and sick worker dies of leukemia.

The dead worker did not even have a second opinion.Tepco is trying to conceal in the name of privacy.

– The true meaning of this accident

A nuc worker died of acute leukemia.However,Tepco denies the connection between the disease and radiation.It predicts that we will not be paid for any compensation for the same logic even if we have leukemia.

Though everyone has already known,Tepco and JP gov will abandon us dying on the street.Nobody will take any responsibility.
Even if you are away from Japan,I recommend you to save yourself.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


August 2011