Original text from "Stop debris in Kitakyûshû! Let's protect our children project"
-From the reports of citizens of Kitakyûshû City and local towns in the neighborhoods - Cases came out until today on June 4, 2012.
1: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
I had strange pain and a sense of discomfort from the backbone to coastal bones which i never experienced for two days after i went to Hiagari (The incineration disposal plant which did the test incineration). It was a special feeling as if the whole backbone was swollen and i had a throbbing sensation. I don't feel it anymore. But while i was traveling (between May 29 and June 3) my 19 years old son caught a cold and he had a temperature of 41℃. It was really tough. My son belongs to a tennis club in a University in the west of the city. He took three days off from the club during the incineration test but from monday May 28, he restarted to practice on the tennis court. He went to see an internal doctor in the neighborhood and he doesn't have fever anymore but he still has throat itches. He's a boy in health and it's the first time he got such a fever since he had mumps when he was in nursery school. I asked him if he has any considerable reasons for it? He thinks he doesn't. It's not the period of the examinations in his University and his schedule of study is really slow so it's not from the stress of his hard study for the academic life.
I don't know if it was caused by the test incineration. My son also vomit and had diarrheal disease. He could hardly use the stairs and he had no physical condition to be able to go to hospital and when he went to see a doctor, he has recovered in some measure. He was told that they didn't know what kind of disease it was.
2: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
I also have been troubled having throat pain, pain on my face and pain in my eyes since i had been to Hiagari. Now i feel better in a way. On May 25, i had pustules on my face and on my stomach and there were red maculars in the white part of the eyes. The red maculars diluted little by little. I have been living in Kitakyûshû City since i was born, i never became ill because of the yellow sand. And more, i've never seen the dark sky which is quite different from the dark sky before it starts to rain. The air is different. I think in normal life, we can't imagine to become sick just because we go outside or we open the window.
3: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
On May 22, i felt a pain in the evening in my right eye as if it was burning, and a red macular appeared just next to the retina. I also had so much pain in my neck, i had the sensation that it got swollen (it was not swollen when i looked it in the mirror) and i never felt this sensation in my whole life (In the morning next day, the macular in my right eye was disappeared). On May 23, i had no pain in my stomach but i got diarrhea when i woke up. I stayed in position for an hour and a half. Passed 10am i was at the city hall. At 1pm i was in the lobby on the first floor with my child (an elementary school student but i asked to leave school early) and we both run a temperature. My child told me that he felt slack and we went home. Near to Sayagatani on Tobata bypass my child started to recovered. My younger sister who lives in Hikojima in Shimonoseki City started to develop a runny nose which was yellow-green and clammy and also with sputum.(On May 27 today it still continues) My sister had blood exams twice, in the beginning of 2012 and in early May and the value of thyroid is at the limit: she's at one step short of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. On May 24, I had diarrhea again (without pain in my stomach). I went to Shinmoji (The incineration disposal plant which did the test incineration). Throat pain and slight fever which started the day before continued. The child was not in bad shape. On May 25, I again had diarrhea (Without pain in my stomach). I didn't go to Shinmoji. I had slight fever and felt heavy all day long.
On May 26, I had diarrhea again (without pain in my stomach). I still had slight fever and felt heavy but i could manage to finish my job. On May 27, I had diarrhea again (without pain in my stomach). I sometimes have slight fever. Today it was my child's athletic festival. There's many adults and children around me who are not feeling well (like nose bleeding). I want to report it to you about it when i'll have time. I started to write down the health card since this year. Today (May 28) I got a phone call from my younger sister who lives in Hikojima in Shimonoseki. Her son (a sixth-grade primary school student) started to develop a runny nose which is yellow-green and clammy and also with sputum. Because of he has asthma, he inhales everyday and it helps to control the cough). Her other son (a third-grade primary school student) has the same symptoms…
4: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
In the informations given i'll release only the cases reported from people who i really trust. A man working at Nishinomachi Kokurakita District, Kitakyûshû, which is inside the same city of Hiagari where the incineration disposal plant is located had nose bleeding on May 24. A classmate of his child also had nose bleeding on the same day. A junior high school girl living in Kokurakita District had abandoned a sport match which was held on May 26 because of nose bleeding during the match.The junior high school is located inside the zone of 6km from the incineration disposal plant. A woman who lives in Kokuraminami District and a woman who lives in Yahatanishi District had spots on their faces all on a sudden on May 23 and 24. It seems that there's so many cases in the vast areas inside the city that cough doesn't stop for a while (for a minute or two minutes) and have a sore throat.Some people say they have regional headaches which look like sick building syndromes. I myself couldn't recover from headache between May 24 to May 27. I also had a strong pain behind my ears.On May 23 i felt a strong pain as if my arm bones were squeaking which i never experienced before just because i got off from my car at Nishiminatomachi, the city with the incineration disposal plant. On May 31, i stayed at Nishiminatomachi for a hour and i had the same pain in my arm bones for at least 7 hours. Since this day, i often suffer from headaches. A person who lives in Kumamoto Prefecture stayed inside Kokurakita District for business between May 21 to May 25. The person got a pimple like inflammation of the mouth. And he didn't recovered yet today (June 4). There's many cases of people who got rough of lips badly and got a pimple on the lips from western to eastern zones of the city. While the incineration, citizen volunteers measured the radiation level in vast areas of the city, In Moji District, Kokurakita Discrict, Ichieda District and often recorded more than 0.20μSV one after another. Around the zones of a few hundred from the incineration disposal plant they recorded momentary value of more than 0.20μSV several times. But we can't say the record of more than 0.20μSV is a significant difference because the value was also recorded before the test incineration. I personally think there weren't remarkable hello sand after May 23, the day father the test incineration had started. But if so many citizens' physical condition (Including mine) had deteriorated because of the yellow sand, there must have been descended in significant amount.
5: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
Inside Yahatanishiku District, three aged persons have died within three days after the test incineration. A person in good physical conditions also got trouble in the eye and went to see an ophthalmologist. A person who lives in Wakamatsu District and works in Tobata District got back problem. And there's also another person who got coxalgia from a sudden. From the documents of atomic bomb victims, the most obvious common symptoms is backache. (http://genjitsu.jp/archives/238). Since May 31 to today, June 3, my parents and children including myself are all coughing. My father says he heard a rumor that whooping cough is going around.It's been for several years i didn't heard the word "whooping cough". I'm worried about my father because he rarely catches a cold. Lately, there is also many people around me who cough strangely. From what i heard from a person i know who works at pediatrics department in the city, many children who got gastroenteritis a week after the test incineration,.
6: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
On May 23, i was in front of the Hiagari incineration disposal plant between 3pm to 5:30 pm. I felt bad at mid-course and i went home. I had a pain in the occipital region as if it was struck with a blunt. The next day the pain continued. It was first time i had this kind of pain. And i'm not a headache sufferer. And i also had a terrible pain in the bottom part of my stomach. My son told me that he had a pain in the same region of the stomach. And more, my eyes became so red that i almost couldn't keep my eyes open.
7: A case reported from a person who lives in the western part of Kitakyûshû City
I also lost my voice since the day i went to the Hiagari incineration disposal plant. I hope i'll be able to talk again normally as before. I cough everyday and i really feel strange about it.
8: A case reported from a person who lives in Fukushima Prefecture
(*She fell ill even before the test incineration because she had visited Kokura everyday). In the night of May 20, i was in Kokura for few hours and i stayed there all day long on May 21. I had swelling at the bothom lids. I realized on May 21 and on May 22 i recovered. From May 21, the dust i had inhaled sticked on my throat and i felt strange and it didn't go away although i have coughed many times (especially the first five days and then i recovered a little but i still feel the sticked dust). I'm not sure about the date but my skin had been irritated and i had head fever which continued for a week. One saturday i felt a heavy oppression all day long and a twinge of pain near to the kidnesy (on both side of the lower back). Today, from time to time i have a sudden fever around the base of the legs and in a small region of the stomach (I feel as if something hot touches there but it's not). Today on June 3, i feel like the skin of my face is irritated and i feel that the inside of my mouth is bloated .
9: A case reported from a person who lives in Fukushima Prefecture
A report from my daughter. She has found an article in the blog of an employee who works at AMU PLAZA at the Kokura Station: "I have been sick since May 23 and i have been taking days off from my work. Inside the same building, there is many people who fell ill somehow".
10: A case reported from a person who lives in Ehime Prefecture
My friend who lives close to the Shinmoji Inceneration Disposal Plant met several people who wore masks and they were saying: "something is strange with my throat. Maybe i caught a cold? I don't feel in a good physical condition". I don't know about technical matters but i have an allergy to pollen in spring, summer and autumn. So i have a trachea which easily gets inflamed. Three years ago i have suffered from an asthma attack for the first time because of fatigue. Since that experience, i have always been wearing a mask. It is true that in the season of yellow sand, i cough and i have slight fever and i feel tired and also blocked nose. Especially last year when the symptoms were really heavy i asked for steroids. But from my experience, i never had cheat pain, severe fever, diarrhea which doesn't stop, bleeding nose which don't stop. I think evacuated people must know about that much better than me. I think the contamination of the land and the air must be depend on the direction of the winds and if it snowed and rained. It did not become equally contaminated everywhere, it was rather a dappled contamination.
The opinions of citizen volunteers after hearing the cases of suspected damages on health caused after test incineration of disaster debris
1: The disaster debris are treated as general waste. In reality it's full of buildings equipments and is like industrial discharge. We find it already wrong to burn it in incineration disposal plants created to burn the general waste coming from families and offices of Kitakyûchû City. How this incineration disposal plants can response to waste containing vast chemical materials and which are often made of wood?
2: Kitakyûshû City says that they can "catch 99.9% of the radioactive substances" with particle-collecting filters of incineration plant but in Shimada City in Shizuoka Prefecture, Oota District in Tokyo Metropolitan and in Fukushima City in Fukushima Prefecture, it is reported that there's a possibility that the radioactive substances passed through the particle-collecting filters.
In Shimada City, a citizen group revealed the possibility of a radiation fallout from 20 to 40% (It was also calculated by several other citizen groups). In February, at the Assembly of Osaka City, they asked the question: "Inside the incineration plant in Oota District in Tokyo, about 36% of presumed radioactive substances is missing (An omission). For the exhaust gas, we can't deny the possibility that 11% of it has been discharged from chimney". Even if the radioactive substances cooled inside the waste incinerators, all cannot solidify again after they once had became gas? And we think this may have caused the result with the suspicion of leak out of radioactive substances in Shizuoka,Tokyo and Fukushima.
The city insists that "it doesn't change the fact that we use particle-collecting filters no matter the form of the incinerators…". But we know the real design from several people in charge of the environmental agency from the interrogating of citizens. A environmental journalist Yasushi Aoki asks a lot of questions in his book about the method of measuring on many datas of the particle-collecting filters, "non detected and safe" issued by Ministry of the Environment.
The main manufacturers of the particle-collecting filters answered to the questions of citizen's research, we have the proof that manufacturers who can assure the efficiency of the filters don't exist. No concerned person can tell that the particle-collecting filters are safe except the Ministry of the Environment. It is also obvious, from the examples of Sakae incineration plant in Yokohama City and Eco Cement Plant in Hinodemachi in Tokyo, that not only radioactive substances but even normal fired dust were not caught by the particle-collecting filters and leaked it into the air.
3: Kitakyûshû City has truly brought only the radiation non detected debris?
Because of the several cases of adults and students having bleeding nose just after the incineration had started, we can suspect the possibility of radioactive substances sticked to the debris and the possibility of the leak out of radioactive substances in the air even if it's small quantity. The possibility of the non examined radioactive substances sticked to the debris has been pointed out. It is also affirmed that inside the debris there is also harmful substances as heavy metals like for example PCB, arsenic and hexavalent chromium which were leaked from business facilities, machinery and tools destroyed by the tsunami. It is also affirmed that those harmful substances have adhered to the sludge which existed at the bottom of the ocean. There's also chemical substances which are dangerous to be up taken even if it's only a micro amount. We think there's the possibility that those dangerous substances leaked out in the air causing the abnormal changes on people's physical conditions.
4: In the document which serves as a useful reference for the presumption of the contamination value of debris in Ishinomaki City, there's the result of a soil investigation held in 37 different places in Miyagi Prefecture from August to December 2011. It has been issued by the radiation defense project. The average value of total cesium about 921Bq/kg, a high contamination.
From this reported document, we'll make extracts of the datas of Ishinomaki City. (Article from the radiation defense project : Kouta Kinoshita's blog on 28 December 2011)
Place and Picking season/Cs134(Bq/kg)/Cs137(Bq/kg)/ Total Cs(Bq/kg)/Conversion(Bq/m²)
Ishinomaki City : End of August In a garden/440/ 560/ 1000/ 65000
Ishinomaki City : End of August In a garden /240/ 310/ 550/ 35750
Ishinomaki City(Cenceral・Upland) in a garden/290/ 390 /680 /44200
From "The report of research service of concentration measurement of disaster debris in January 2012" issued by Miyagi Prefecture, the average value of Cs134 and Cs137 inside the disaster debris in Ishinomaki City are 116Bq/kg. For the combustible material, it is written 101Bq/kg. Of the "woody debris" contamination is less than 100Bq/kg but on the other hand, "thin dust" (less than 5mm) contamination is extremely high and we doubt they can separate the dust from woody debris inside the rubble which Kitakyûshû City accepted. It's impossible to separate them.
What does Kitakyûshû City think about the meaningless of the test incineration even if they brought the non detected radioactive substance debris from Ishinomaki City? How did they picked up only non radioactive debris? Why didn't they adopt the 100 Bq/kg debris close to averaged value? It has no meaning if they don't burn the contaminated debris as a test incineration because from here on they will accept the debris more or less radioactive substances adhered debris. We have to demand to Kitakyûshû City what was their concept for the test incineration. At this stage there's still tens of millions of Bq of radioactive substances released from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Nobody can tell that the radioactive substances will not adhered to debris because a part of radioactive substances keep falling on the debris which are placed in the affected areas. Cesium has molecularly-bonded to the adhered substances.
To decontaminate the debris by washing with water can only reach a limited effect. And the result will be a contamination of water and it's no support for the affected areas. It's more important to protect the safety of water than to wash the debris with water.
And more we have the non solved question of the difference of contamination levels between soil contamination researched by the radiation defense project and the contamination of the disaster debris issued by Miyagi Prefecture.
If the incineration stops after the 580 tons of debris that ahave been incinerated, the abnormal change on citizens' health may stay to a limited extent. But if they continue the incineration disposal, with 40 000 tons per year for several years from now, the discharge of chemical substances and radioactive substances will be continued as well and they will be uptake inside the bodies of citizens and neighborhood residents and we are afraid it will cause heavy damages.
Kitakyûshû City should start the research of health damages on the citizens and neighborhood residents as soon as possible and if there's the cases caused by the incineration, the city has to abandon the accepting of disaster debris and they should also pay compensation to the victims. It is known that the critical damage appears several years to several decades after the internal exposure. And at this moment,what will be the response of Kitakyûshû City government? When the radioactive substance goes inside the body, deposits there and develop the sickness, the doctors of today won't give any response. Essentially it's not something someone can take the responsibly for. Therefore it is necessary to avoid to be exposed to radiation before it happens.
6: The radioactive debris which come from the Nuclear Power Plant site - even when it's low contaminated (radioactive cesium measured less than 100Bq) - they control it strictly inside a metallic drum and even when it is transported, they avoid the radioactive debris to be leaked outside from concrete and soils.
This fact was reported by Asahi Newspaper when they covered Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant. In the report a man in charge from Tepco says: "At Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, there's a rule to strictly control the radioactive debris created in the site, even when it's lower contaminated than 100Bq". We asked a man working for a nuclear related company and we made sure the fact that in every nuclear power plant sites in Japan they have almost the same procedure. But Kitakyûshû City considers the debris under 100Bq is the same thing as general waste and they are planning to burn the radioactive substances inside the urban area although it might be a low level of radiation. But still, every electric companies all over Japan control it strictly because of we can't be sure of the safety even when the radiation level in debris is under 100Bq?
7: At Kitakyûshû City Assembly・Environment and Construction Commission held on June 4, the results of various measuring of test incineration was reported and we came to know that nobody knows about where 40 000Bq of radioactive concentration has gone. About this fact, the side of City said "we want to refrain from taking measures about where the radioactive concentration has gone". The Ministry of Environment and Industry said: "We want to estimate the radioactive cesium which has been discharged in the air by the difference between the radioactive value at the moment of entering the disaster debris into the incinerator and the incinerated ashes, we need to know each radioactive concentrations and the exact quantity of the disposed debris and the time for the incineration. Its quite difficult to know exactly about those informations with normal monitoring to confirm the safety".
Is it a problem that can be over by "refrain from taking measures"? Is it a problem that can be finished by "It's quite difficult to know the informations correctly"? They can't make any comments about it because the radioactive substances were discharged in the air, aren't they? It's just egregiousness.
After the atomic bombing, US took all the documents of the research about the damage on health considering it as a "military secret" and it was forbidden for the Japanese to research, study and publish about the effects of the atomic bomb on natural life forms like the internal exposure became clear by the evidence of Dr. Shuntaro Hida who had been treated Hibakusha in Hiroshima for a long time. It also came out that US claimed all over the world in media that "internal exposure has no effect on human body".
Japanese Government still accomplice the hiding and the lies of USA. In such a condition where the facts have not been broadcasted, we can't expect the government and its administration to protect its own people. Under the protection of worldwide hiding and lies about internal exposure to radiation, the Japanese Government could make such a violent act officially. Most prefectural governments have refused to accept the radioactive debris, they did the right thing and it's a blessed relief. But why some prefectural government, like Kitakyûshû, can't take the right and normal decision? Why don't they try to protect their own citizens?
Reference : Chernobyl Syndrome (Official site and blog from NPO Kakehashi to Chernobyl)
A: Physical symptoms: The internal and external exposure to radiation caused by the discharge of the radioactive substances into the environment: we never can be sure! Various symptoms will appear because of the loss of resistance force. The weak part of individual body and "chronic diseases" will get worse. Blood exams often don't detect any abnormality. Supportive care medicines which are commercially available won't work. We can't find any relative cause between high level of radiation or low level of radiation.
1: Head : Headache, dizziness, half awake feeling, impossibility to gather the thoughts, get high, get depressed, can't be able to calculate, attention-deficit disorder, for the second generation abnormal intellect, emotional breakdown, epilepsy
2: Mucous membrane : Repetition of the inflammations related to eyes, nose, mouth, throat, vocal fold, organa genitalia. For the eyes, the cataract also for children will increase later. Pain in the vocal fold and not able to use the voice. Inflammation of the mouth which occurs often and repeats itself. For nose, nose bleeding happens to adult and children and it's not related to high or low of radiation level. Also abnormal colored runny nose. Bleeding from alveolar ridge. Worsening of the caries.
3: Pulmones : Colored Phlegm which can't stop, dry cough, different from common cold, or repeated cold. Can't be able to recover from a cold and repeated bronchitis, pneumonia and be in and out of the hospital. Asthma. Especially children can easily get the pneumonia.
4: Stomach and intestines : Diarrhea or loose stool continue for a long time. Feeling that the upside of the stomach is closed and unability to eat, anorectic, bout of vomiting, emesis, turn over on fried food, can't eat a lot, pain in the stomach.
5: Feeling of fatigue : Attack of the feeling of fatigue in a sudden, slack feeling, unability to stay stand, For the case of children they are lying around, a fatigue that you never felt : It's quite similar to Atomic Bomb bura bura disease.
6: Loss of hair : Sometimes hair loss happens little by little.
7: Kidney : In the night, people start to feel a strong pain upside the lower back. When we push it it feels better but it happens from time to time. Nephrology, Cystitis. Bedwetting.
8: Ears : Repetition of tympanitis.
9: Skin : Worsening of the symptoms of allergy, peel on hand's skin, difficulty to recover from a wound, herpes, weaker skin.
10: Heart : Children and adults will have pain in the heart. On the electrocardiogram at hospital no abnormality can be detected. Strong pain as if someone walked on the heart. Abnormal blood-pressure will happen to adults and children. Loss of breath. Fall easily. Sudden death for all generations.
11: Arthralgia or pain in the bones, abnormality of bones.
12: Menstrual disorder, abnormal bleeding. Troubles of the female reproductive system. Increase of breast cancers.
13: Abnormal and swelled thyroid.
14: Swelled lymph node, especially on the neck and on the axilla.
15 : Others : Fever, abnormality of the neural response, hormonal abnormality, abnormal internal secretions.
16 : Delivery abnormality, parturition abnormality, reversal of the birth ratio and fatality rates (inside the contaminated zone).
Doctor's remark and the main aspect of public opinion: we are told to solve the problems on our own. Although before the accident the common sense was that even a small quantity of radiation is dangerous, after the radiation had been discharged into the environment and that food, water and air contains the radiation, all in a sudden the opinion of doctors started to focus on metal theories. The radiations harm DNA directly but doctors pass the buck to individual responsibility saying things like "It comes from the anxiety caused by radiation". Or they avoid responsible responses and say "It's not caused by radiation", "We can't find the casual sequences". They don't show the datas of whole body counters and blood exams to the person who was examined and keep it secret. People just become the candidates of the radiation damage on health. As a society, there's yellow and red signals blinking on and off. Nobody is compensated and the research continues. When people ask "Please show me the datas which prove nobody got sick by eating contaminated radioactive food", they show the official datas of IAEA and tell that "in Chernobyl, there's no increase of Cancers neither Leukemia". They only talk about cancers and leukemia. The existence of other symptoms of diseases are all denied. Doctors can't speak freely anymore. They will depend on the foreign doctors, researchers and supports.
Cry out the crisis of energy and promote nuclear power : Declaration of convergence of the accident (For inside and outside Japan)
People can't evacuate although they want to: National policy of the abandonment of people and condemnation to eat radioactive food.
I collected up those informations as The Syndrome of nuclear accident on a broad scale.
Physically, medically, politically, socially, the admitted situation is that there is no solution and that we can't depend on anyone. It is difficult to prove the cause and effect relationship. All those facts happened in Chernobyl.
Please send us your informations about suspected cases of health damages after the incineration tests in Kitakyûshû City and its neighborhood.
"Stop debris in Kitakyûshû! Let's protect our children project"
List of Kitakyûshû City administrative institution contacts :
Division promoting circulating society of environmental agency : TEL (093)582-2187 FAX(093)582-2196
Medical affairs and pharmaceutical generalization section of public health and welfare center of public health and Welfare Bureau : TEL (093)522-8726 FAX(093)522-8774
School welfare section of department of academic affairs at education commission : TEL(093)582-2381 FAX(093)581-5920
Secretary's Office : TEL (093)582-2127
Article by a citizen of Kitakyûshû City (a parent)