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I've read many, many news articles reporting the need for voice actors to take time off, or to retire, or that they just plain died. The bulk of these voice actors, who were interviewed, reported poor health as the reason (except for the dead ones. They couldn't be interviewed, 'cause they was dead. A spokesperson, had to tell us, on their behalf, that they died from serious illness). A lot of these actors are young, when they report that they're taking time off, or quitting. Or they died young (30 - 60 years in age).

I've commented on many, many of these news articles. Most of the time, I only wished them well, and for a speedy recovery. But on two occasions, I stated an opinion born from my growing suspicion, that there is a very, very serious health issue affecting the Japanese. I got down voted each time.

So, this time, I decided to start a thread in the forums and post my suspicions here, and let you all have a say in the matter, too.

The point is, I really think, it's related to the radiation leaking from the reactor. IT STILL ISN'T CONTAINED. IT'S STILL LEAKING.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/science/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-cleanup-ice-wall.html?_r=0

In this article, they are saying that radiation exposure is not the only cause of death from such disasters, but out and out stress, caused by such incidents, leads to increased health problems, and death to the affected population.

https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/radiation-from-fukushima-disaster-still-affects-32-million-japanese

The following is the concluding summary of a huge article about the disaster, and the Japanese government's state of denial, and inadequate reporting of the situation. Which is sited, in the previous article, as one of the "stressors" that is causing, not only mistrust of their government, but stress related illnesses in the population.



Here's the link to the complete article.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-human-consequences-of-the-fukushima-dai-ichi-nuclear-power-plant-accidents/5478670

This article lists some of the illnesses that has resulted from massive radiation leaks. It also points at governments around the world trying to play down the disaster.

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-effects-fukushima-disaster/

To add to Japan's population decline problems...

http://www.naturalnews.com/053731_Fukushima_radiation_birth_defects.html

The number of news articles of sick and dying VA's, is quite high. I don't hear that many stories of young American actors dying at such a high rate.

I know I've joked, in the past, about working in the anime industry was dangerous work, but I kind of figured that those in the anime industry were just a thin slice of the entire Japanese population. I'm thinking that the levels of death and illness must be pretty high, all across their population, and not just the voice actors and anison artists.

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I forgot to add this article, where a promoter is trying to drum up business for Fukushima produce and "marine products." He says that rather than stressing the safety of the products, or whether they've been tested for radiation, he will instead focus on the high quality of the products.... It just comes across as head in the sand-ish to me.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/14/national/fan-club-formed-promote-fukushima-produce/#.V9qn59GVuV4
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FUUuUuUuu!......

I'm going there next year, April....
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Lulz Natural News.


It's a possibility that there isn't more radiation leaking out, but there is some subsisting, and with the Government insistence to not abandon too much land seeing how Japan has a limited land problem, I wouldn't be surprised.
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Lulz Natural News.


It's a possibility that there isn't more radiation leaking out, but there is some subsisting, and with the Government insistence to not abandon too much land seeing how Japan has a limited land problem, I wouldn't be surprised.


That first article, I posted is dated from just last month....

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/science/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-cleanup-ice-wall.html?_r=1

It's still leaking, in that ground water is flowing into the reactor buildings, and coming out highly radioactive, and then flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

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I just had a look at the video in the Natual News article. I didn't know that the Japanese government was trying to force its citizens to move back to the radio active contaminated areas! They're talking about moving people back to a town where the government deposited several million bags of radioactive fallout contaminated soil and debris, just outside of town!! They want those people back in their towns in time for the 2020 Olympics....

That's plain cruel! I think the government should actually be thinking of building new settlements outside of the radio active areas. Not even the Communist Soviet Union forced their people to move back to the areas in the contaminated zones around Chernobyl...

In the States (and probably most places around the world), we complain long and loud, when a government agency wants to build a garbage landfill near our towns. Imagine being told by your government to move into an area still contaminated by radiation?
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This is how Godzilla was created.
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Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside
https://www.rt.com/news/338567-fukushima-radioactive-wild-boars/
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Been thinking exactly the same thing with all these reports of VA's taking time off "for health reasons."
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If they just rebuilt their aging nuclear plants and shut down the old, and WAAAY past their planned operational date, plants then this would have never happened. Heck newer generation nuclear plants CANNOT function without water being pumped into them continuously and shut down automatically, via physics, when there is a lack of water.
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Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside
https://www.rt.com/news/338567-fukushima-radioactive-wild-boars/


I was reading some of the comments made at the bottom of the article. Some of them wondered why anyone cared about crops grown in radioactive soil. Others commented that the crops were not in the radioactive contaminated areas. What they didn't know was that the Japanese government is allowing the farmers to grow crops in those areas, and that those crops are sold for human consumption.

It's why we had this article, "promoting" Fukushima crops....

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/14/national/fan-club-formed-promote-fukushima-produce/#.V9zcjNGVuV5

The first commenter, made me laugh out loud, though...



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I can just picture a Giant Radioactive Pig, rising from the ocean with flames from it's snout and lightening from it's eyes while crushing Tokyo beneath it's demonic, cloven feet... Until Godzilla awakens to dispatch the challenger!!!

Or something like that...


An idea for the sequel just came to me.... See the quote above.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/09/15-1/hideaki-anno-talks-about-possibility-of-shin-godzilla-sequel#comments
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This is how Godzilla was created.


give it another 10 or 20 years. He's coming, just gotta grow up first
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That's plain cruel! I think the government should actually be thinking of building new settlements outside of the radio active areas. Not even the Communist Soviet Union forced their people to move back to the areas in the contaminated zones around Chernobyl...

In the States (and probably most places around the world), we complain long and loud, when a government agency wants to build a garbage landfill near our towns. Imagine being told by your government to move into an area still contaminated by radiation?


The Soviets had no shortage of land though, by any margin.
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If they just rebuilt their aging nuclear plants and shut down the old, and WAAAY past their planned operational date, plants then this would have never happened. Heck newer generation nuclear plants CANNOT function without water being pumped into them continuously and shut down automatically, via physics, when there is a lack of water.


While I won't say that age shouldn't be considered a factor since it was old as hell. The plant was poorly designed to begin with. The tsunami could have hit back in the 80's and still had more or less the same result. Though I'm no expert on building nuclear plants so that's just my opinion.
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It wasn't so much 'poorly' designed as a design that we've moved away from for exactly this reason. It was probably a top of the line design when it was built, you know, 40 years ago.
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It wasn't so much 'poorly' designed as a design that we've moved away from for exactly this reason. It was probably a top of the line design when it was built, you know, 40 years ago.


Actually, I remember reading that when it was first designed, it came with a number of recommended features, and recommended changes for certain aspects of the design. Recommendation from U.S. and other governmental nuclear regulatory agencies from around the world.

TEPCO ignored a good number of those recommendations, and built the plant with cost-cutting in mind, and the Japanese government allowed it.

I'm not sure how it works, but the impression I got was that, if you want to build a nuclear power plant, your plans aren't reviewed by only your government's nuclear regulatory agency, but by the regulatory agencies of other governments around the world. All of those agencies put in their two cents.

You can choose to ignore all of the recommendations that come from other regulatory agencies that are not from your government, but that's only if your government's regulatory agency chooses not to make you follow those recommendations.

There were recommendations about building the seawall higher, building the emergency power generator stations well above ground level, building thicker walls for certain structures, etc, etc.

What happened after the recommendations were ignored?

A tsunami came that was taller than the seawall, the emergency power generators, which were built at or below ground level, were flooded. The walls of certain structures cracked..., etc, etc...
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gornotck wrote:

It wasn't so much 'poorly' designed as a design that we've moved away from for exactly this reason. It was probably a top of the line design when it was built, you know, 40 years ago.


Actually, I remember reading that when it was first designed, it came with a number of recommended features, and recommended changes for certain aspects of the design. Recommendation from U.S. and other governmental nuclear regulatory agencies from around the world.

TEPCO ignored a good number of those recommendations, and built the plant with cost-cutting in mind, and the Japanese government allowed it.

I'm not sure how it works, but the impression I got was that, if you want to build a nuclear power plant, your plans aren't reviewed by only your government's nuclear regulatory agency, but by the regulatory agencies of other governments around the world. All of those agencies put in their two cents.

You can choose to ignore all of the recommendations that come from other regulatory agencies that are not from your government, but that's only if your government's regulatory agency chooses not to make you follow those recommendations.

There were recommendations about building the seawall higher, building the emergency power generator stations well above ground level, building thicker walls for certain structures, etc, etc.

What happened after the recommendations were ignored?

A tsunami came that was taller than the seawall, the emergency power generators, which were built at or below ground level, were flooded. The walls of certain structures cracked..., etc, etc...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_Nuclear_Power_Plant It does cover that they did design for situations that were less than what, 40 years after it was built, did occur. The design critique occurred, apparently, in 1990, a film maker claimed that the risks were 'known' from the beginning, and for whatever reason TEPCO didn't seem to do anything.

Continuing to flip through search results, I'm not seeing anyone credible claiming that TEPCO, General Electric, and Boise all ignored recommendations at the time the plant was built between 1967 and 1971, but maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
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