Babies Born With Extra Limbs In Area Surrounding Fukushima–Covered Up By Government?
Five Years After The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, A Cluster Of Babies Born With Extra Limbs, Other Severe Side Effects
Alarming News Out Of Fukushima As Severe Birth Defects Skyrocket–Government Silent About Babies With Extra Limbs
It’s only been five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, but that is a lifetime in terms of the genetic damage nuclear radiation can do. For some babies and new parents among the local residents, those lifetimes may be very short, painful and tragic indeed.
People from the area, even outside the 12-mile exclusion zone, are reporting a massive uptick in serious birth defects. A recent broadcast on LaborNet TV featured interviews with people who were evacuated from the affected areas near the shuttered nuclear plant, and they related harrowing stories of babies being born with extra limbs, likely caused by a birth defect called polymelia.
Polymelia is not at all common, and it often strikes children who started as an embryo as conjoined twins. In this scenario, one of the twins degenerates completely except for one or two limbs, with which the surviving sibling is born.
But it is an exceedingly rare condition, and for a cluster of babies to be born with it in one area would be alarming under the best conditions. To have it happen at a much higher rate than normal so near to the site of a nuclear disaster like Fukushima, especially when the exclusion zone is such a tight radius is truly frightening. For comparison, after Chernobyl, the exclusion radius the Soviets and international scientific community settled on was 18 miles, not the paltry 12 miles surrounding Fukushima.
The people who were interviewed also reported an unusual number of stillbirths, as well as pregnancies that were terminated, explained by doctors as “inconvenient pregnancies.” They made it clear that birth defects had been detected in utero, prompting the doctors to recommend termination of the pregnancies.
One woman who was interviewed for the program, Setsuko Kida, said, “My daughter [got] pregnant in the fall of 2013, but she was diagnosed with tethered miscarriage…the womb grew…but her unborn baby didn’t grow at all. So she had the abortion. My daughter called and told her friend about her abortion…She was told that out of four in her friends group, three, including herself, had abortions during early pregnancy. The only one who could give birth was told by her doctor that she was unable to give birth because of the baby’s weak heart.”
While of course this is strictly anecdotal evidence of a serious problem in the area, combined with other facts it begins to paint an alarming picture, one which it seems like many people would prefer remained obscured.
There have only been two known studies made available that looked at the changes in death and disease rates in the region following Fukushima. But tellingly, both of those indicate a marked increase in thyroid cancer and other thyroid problems in children.
One study demonstrated that 127 Fukushima-area children have developed thyroid cancer since the nuclear disaster. The expected number of cases for a population of children of the size that was studied would be between five and ten.
Another study showed a number of ectopic intrathyroidal problems in local children, an extremely rare disorder.
And that’s it. No other studies examining changes in infant death rates, premature births, cancers in children or any other radiation-related disease are available.
It certainly smells like a cover-up by Japanese authorities. And you know what they say, if it walks like a radioactive duck, and it quacks like a radioactive duck…
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Mitsuhei Murata, “The Conscience of Fukushima” is a regular contributor to the Dr. Rima Truth Reports Blog  and participated in our Fukushima Fifth Anniversary Telethon. In this letter to the Japanese Minister of the Economy Murata-san continues to press for honorable retreat from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Recent reports of increased level of birth defects in parts of Japan near the stricken nuclear power plants at Fukushima make Amb. Murata’s plea all the more urgent. Join in his plea here: http://tinyurl.com/fukushimahope.
.April 18, 2016
.Dear [Japanese Economics] Minister Mikio Hayashi,
.Please allow me to send this message by FAX.
.I am former Ambassador to Switzerland. While in office, I asked for staging in Japan a nuclear accident simulation. 14 years ago, I published a book entitled “Nuclear Energy and the Sickness of Japan”, which, for having foreseen the severe accident of Fukushima, has been nominated for the prestigious “Ishibashi Tanzan Prize”.
.I am pleading for the retreat from the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, in order for Japan to concentrate maximum efforts to bring Fukushima under control.
.I am sending you my message sent to Chairman Shunichi Hayashi of the Nuclear Security Authority.
.The actual situation allows us to feel the presence of the will of heaven and earth.
.We have reached the time when the top priority should be given to safeguarding the lives of the populations and to avoiding an irreparable accident to happen.
.I wish to remind that I have repeatedly asked for the closing down of the Rokkasho reprocessing plant that could cause a disaster equivalent to the one emanating from 1000 nuclear reactors in the worst case. It is extremely sinful to allow the presence of such dreadful source of calamity.
.Recently, Mr. Mycle Schneider, famous nuclear expert has published an article “After the Paris-Agreement: Corporate Meltdown in the Nuclear Industry”(Asahi WebRonza). He describes lucidly the possible meltdown of the nuclear industries. The article lets us foresee the beginning of their end.
.On the other hand, Dr. Andreas Nidecker, former Director of the IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear Wars. Laureate of Nobel Peace Prize 1985. 200 thousand
members from 83 countries) has sent the attached letter to Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, proposing the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games until 2024 or 2028.
.The International Community has started taking concrete steps on this matter.
.Japan faces a crisis of its existence.
.Please allow me to ask for your leadership and your contribution.
.With highest regards,
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
 A list of his recent blog contributions is here: http://drrimatruthreports.com/murata-san-update-from-tokyo-honorable-retreat-from-2020-olympics/#links
 See the Telethon YouTube Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa8PDHFQHoS5TenGF9zi1pOL9YFuV6o3G
 See Amb. Murata’s call for Honorable Retreat here: http://drrimatruthreports.com/murata-san-the-conscience-of-fukushima/