AP reporter after going to Fukushima: ‘There are really people getting sick … the fear keeps building’ – ‘It’s probably the biggest story of my life … with AP for more than 20 years’ – ‘I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real’

AP reporter after going to Fukushima: “There are really people getting sick… the fear keeps building” — “It’s probably the biggest story of my life… with AP for more than 20 years” — “I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real” (AUDIO) (ENENews, June 8, 2014):

KQED, June 7, 2014:

Excerpts from Interview with Yuri Kageyama, AP reporter

    • 3:00 in — People are worried about getting sick, and there are really people getting sick, including thyroid cancer, which is what happened after Chernobyl. But there’s no direct proof that this is from Fukushima, but we may never know because it is very difficult to link individual sicknesses with whatever caused that sickness. So the fear keeps building, the distrust keeps building, and the people are still there living every day with that uncertainty.
    • 5:30 in — I wish there were more interest because the people of Fukushima are extremely worried about being forgotten. It’s probably the biggest story of my life. I’ve been with AP for more than 20 years. And I think it’s up to the reporters to make sure this is important story is not forgotten.
    • 6:00 in — I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real.

  • 6:30 in — I think that maybe I should worry more, because when I did go to this family for a recent a story visiting their home in the no go zone, because they were going I went, my photographer and I also went, to that no go zone and we wore gear just like they did. We just went the same way they did, but I didn’t think of that, I didn’t question that because these are the people I was covering.

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  1. Probably the biggest story of that journalist’s life? Damn right. Yet, the corrupt mainstream media won’t cover it, which explains the lack of interest……don’t mix lack of interest with ignorance. They won’t tell them. Were it not for this site, enenews.com, and a few others, there would be no information in this so-called Information Age.
    It is here in CA. We had 10 pelicans born instead of 10,000. Our salmon is yellow, sardines gone, shrimp disappearing. In the meantime, our bay is filled with big sea creatures, some of which we never knew existed. Some are horrible, big fish with teeth, prehistoric in appearance, coming from the deep to find food and oxygen. Others are dolphins, whales, all kinds of big ocean creatures we never see so close……they are a third of their regular size, sick, and starving.
    It is an obscenity on a scale I cannot describe. Stupid mainstream media says to “enjoy” the show……I cannot believe such diatribe. Enjoy the big creatures and deep water beings as the ocean dies?
    A 50 foot squid showed up, fell into pieces before falling back dead into the ocean. Some of the creatures showing up ought to put Hollywood monster creators to shame.
    There are so many horrible things happening.
    Dead sea creatures beach on our once greatly visited shores. The vulture animals that used to dispose of the dead creatures for us, won’t touch them, they evidently can smell the difference, and won’t eat them. So, they rot on our shores because we have no services in place to remove or bury them. The stench must be unbearable.
    This is indeed the biggest story you will ever cover because it is one that deals with our own extinction. The food chain has been broken, and it cannot be fixed. As a people, we have not dealt with broken food chains, and we don’t know how to fix it.

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