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(Huffington Post)   Former chief of Fukushima power plant dead at 58 from cancer that, according to Japanese nuclear officials, is in no way related to radiation exposure   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 32
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2013-07-09 09:42:31 AM
Probably has more to do with the fact that they smoke like Patty and Selma over there.
 
2013-07-09 09:43:00 AM
Right.

And my open intox had nothing to do with alcohol.
 
2013-07-09 09:43:02 AM
That guy was Fuked from the start
 
2013-07-09 09:43:43 AM
Meh. Nuclear energy is still safer, more efficient, more environmentally friendly than mining and burning fossil fuels.
 
2013-07-09 09:45:41 AM
Thank god that only people working around nuclear materials get cancer, otherwise this headline would look really stupid.
 
2013-07-09 09:45:57 AM

bikkurikun: Meh. Nuclear energy is still safer, more efficient, more environmentally friendly than mining and burning fossil fuels.


^I like everything about this^
 
2013-07-09 09:48:58 AM
That's probably right, because most cancers don't go from 0-60 in just two years.
 
2013-07-09 10:00:54 AM
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Go Isotopes!
 
2013-07-09 10:02:50 AM
Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.
 
2013-07-09 10:15:40 AM
This man is dead. Looks to me like beef poisoning.
 
2013-07-09 10:21:14 AM
"cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.

What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.


There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=
 
2013-07-09 11:05:41 AM

thatboyoverthere: Probably has more to do with the fact that they smoke like Patty and Selma over there.


THIS.
 
2013-07-09 11:07:25 AM

Smidge204: "cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.

What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.

There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=


Oh don't forget birth rates in Texas dipping, even though it was within statistical normalcy.
 
2013-07-09 11:09:22 AM
Asian flush syndrome

This syndrome has been associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer in those who drink

Fukushima is getting worse and they don't know why.

Radioactive substances in water at Fukushima nuclear plant increasing

TEPCO spokesman admitted that they have not found the reason why the levels have spiked and as yet have no idea how it will affect the health of the people in and out of the plant, as well as the environmental hazards it brings. He added that the seawater samples taken last Wednesday were the highest reading they've had since they started observing them last June 2011. This is a serious concern for the utility and the area surrounding the plant as TEPCO has been struggling to stop the radioactive elements from contaminating the environment.
 
2013-07-09 11:42:38 AM
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TEPCO spokesman?
 
2013-07-09 11:50:45 AM
Must of been the fish.
 
2013-07-09 11:58:44 AM

thecpt: Smidge204: "cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.

What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.

There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=

Oh don't forget birth rates in Texas dipping, even though it was within statistical normalcy.


Texas == Mexico.  so gay
 
2013-07-09 12:03:31 PM
Radiation may have increased the risk, but from what I saw living there, I'm betting the main risk factors were a combination of smoking and EtOH.  Having an enkai at least once a month on top of regular after-work happy hour sessions catches up to you.
 
2013-07-09 12:03:38 PM

neversubmit: Asian flush syndrome

This syndrome has been associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer in those who drink

Fukushima is getting worse and they don't know why.

Radioactive substances in water at Fukushima nuclear plant increasing

TEPCO spokesman admitted that they have not found the reason why the levels have spiked and as yet have no idea how it will affect the health of the people in and out of the plant, as well as the environmental hazards it brings. He added that the seawater samples taken last Wednesday were the highest reading they've had since they started observing them last June 2011. This is a serious concern for the utility and the area surrounding the plant as TEPCO has been struggling to stop the radioactive elements from contaminating the environment.


Maybe he drank the water.
 
2013-07-09 12:04:15 PM

CreativeFarkHandle: Radiation may have increased the risk, but from what I saw living there, I'm betting the main risk factors were a combination of smoking and EtOH.  Having an enkai at least once a month on top of regular after-work happy hour sessions catches up to you.


but it's not Futuram
i mean Fukushimaa
 
2013-07-09 12:18:44 PM
www.dmfiat.com
 
2013-07-09 01:02:05 PM
Esophogus cancer is pretty much non existant in non smokers.
 
2013-07-09 01:13:11 PM
I'd like to take a moment to thank him and everyone of those guys who risked certain death to save their country and probably a good portion of Asia from an ecological disaster of epic proportions.

/ you may return to the snark
 
2013-07-09 01:16:17 PM

Smidge204: "cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.
 
What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.

There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=


A lot of times esophagus cancer is due to heavy drinking.
 
2013-07-09 02:06:25 PM
He looked fine after the godzilrotomy. What could have gone wrong?
 
2013-07-09 02:24:32 PM
Nasty way to go (Lost a Sister In Law to that).

It sounds like the cancer was there prior to the accident.  Of course, the increased radiation probably helped it along.
 
2013-07-09 02:36:39 PM

Medic Zero: Smidge204: "cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.
 
What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.

There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=

A lot of times esophagus cancer is due to heavy drinking.


s22.postimg.org
 
2013-07-09 02:46:42 PM

Fubini: That's probably right, because most cancers don't go from 0-60 in just two years.


He stepped down in 2011 because of it.  It's just months, not two years.

It's obvious the meltdown didn't cause it because he already had it.  That might have had something to do with his behavior--he knew he didn't have a future anyway so he did what was right regardless of personal consequences.
 
2013-07-09 03:20:44 PM

Another Government Employee: Nasty way to go (Lost a Sister In Law to that).

It sounds like the cancer was there prior to the accident.  Of course, the increased radiation probably helped it along.


I'm not pro-nuke but it the stress of his job might have had more to do with helping it along. Never underestimate the killing power of stress.
 
2013-07-09 03:25:41 PM

Lord Farkwad: Medic Zero: Smidge204: "cancer of the esophagus"

I'm not expert, but if you're going to die of radiation induced cancer it's probably going to be leukemia or skin cancer, not esophagus cancer. I also would expect esophagus cancer to reach "death" level of severity in just three years.
 
What seems more likely is that this guy smoked like a chimney all his life and the throat cancer had been a long time in the making.


Russ1642: Every cancer case in Japan for the next two hundred years is going to be blamed on Fukushima.

There were people trying to blame deaths in the US on Fukushima just a few months after the incident.
=Smidge=

A lot of times esophagus cancer is due to heavy drinking.

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rs671 allele of the ALDH2 gene responsible for the flush reaction is rare among Europeans and Africans, and it is very rare among Mexican-Americans. 30% to 50% of people of Chinese and Japanese ancestry have at least one ALDH2 allele
 
2013-07-09 03:26:14 PM
I think the use of the Hero tag would've been appropriate here.
 
2013-07-09 09:24:27 PM
There hasn't been nearly enough time since the reactor accident for whatever radiation he was exposed to to have caused advanced cancer of the esophagus. That shiat takes years to develop, and more than that to kill you.

Someday people may realize that cancer =/= radiation poisoning, no matter how much the media likes to pretend they are the same thing.
 
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