AP: Danica Patrick “worried about the radiation levels in the food and water” during trip to race 93 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

Patrick says concerns about Japan understandable, AP, September 15, 2011:

American driver Danica Patrick doesn’t see why there is a fuss over her expressing concerns [...] about racing at the Twin Ring Motegi, which is 93 miles from the Fukushima-Dai-ichi nuclear plant [...]

She said she was worried about the radiation levels in the food and water and the possibilities of aftershocks. [... She] said Friday that “having concerns about coming here is completely understandable.”

SOURCE: David Shankbone

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47 comments to AP: Danica Patrick “worried about the radiation levels in the food and water” during trip to race 93 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

  • Is she a “EDNOLB” in sheep’s clothing?

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  • Noah

    Danica’s Concerns are justified

    Dr. Busby’s statement that just 10-20 Bq/Kg caesium is enough to cause death by heart arrhythmia in children is astounding.

    Eating one fish (Currently fish from Japan is showing between 20 and 200 bq/kg) is enough to permanently damage the heart of a child.

    “The ‘provisonal’ limit which was brought in after the accident (in the absence of any other) is for 500 bq/kg. So milk, fish, vegetables or meat with more than 500 bq/kg is not allowed on the market.” – Anne Kaneko’s Blog 02 Sep 2011

    The levels of radiation present in Japan’s locally produced food & surrounding waters led to the complete evacuation of Bikini Atoll and to this day is uninhabited.

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    O148 mass infection in Yamanashi, Kanagawa prefectures

    Food service and support services

    Aim Services Co., Ltd.
    http://www.aimservices.co.jp/en/index.html english page
    cafeteria of Aim Services was ordered to suspend business
    the source of infection is under investigation by public health centers

    Fujiyoshida city Yamanashi case

    5 to 7 Sep.,
    about 450 persons ate meals in company cafeteria
    symptoms: diarrhea, stomachache and fever(37.1 to 39.0 degreeC)

    58 employees of Citizen Electronics and 3 cafeteria staffs(55 men/6 women) afflicted with food poisoning
    O148 was detected from 11 persons
    employees: from 19 years old to 57 years old
    cafeteria staffs: from 20s to 40s

    Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. http://ce.citizen.co.jp/e/index.html english page

    Tsuzuki ward, Yokohama city Kanagawa case

    32 employees(31 men/1 woman) of Zuken afflicted with food poisoning
    employees: from 20s to 50s
    symptoms: diarrhea, stomachache and vomiting from 7 to 8 Sep
    O148 was detected from 8 employees

    Zuken Inc. http://www.zuken.com/en english page

    mainichi jp http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/eng…p=JAEN&wb_dis=
    sankei news http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/eng…p=JAEN&wb_dis=
    kanaloco http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/eng…p=JAEN&wb_dis=

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  • mungo mungo

    Fukushima seafood inspection results were published on 14 September, exceeding the interim standard products such as Shiromebaru 6 2200 Becquerel / kg · flounder 1610 Becquerel / kg · Suzuki 670 Bq / kg, exceed 100 becquerels many other things too There.

    以下は厚労省が9月14日に公表した食品中の放射性物質の検査結果について(第190報)の福島県の水産物の緊急時モニタリング結果より引用です。 Described the test results of radioactive substances in food is released to the ministry on September 14 (Part 190) is quoted from the results of monitoring of marine emergencies in Fukushima Prefecture.

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  • Cesium found in industrial waste

    Industrial waste at 6 incineration facilities has been found to contain radioactive cesium at levels that exceed the government-set limit for disposal.
    Following the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the ashes of garbage from private homes were found to contain levels of radioactive cesium, well above the limit of 8,000 becquerels per kilogram. The contaminated garbage was …

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  • midwestern

    Radiation fears, shipment bans, weigh heavily on mushroom pickers, growers:

    The ban on wild mushroom shipments from 43 Fukushima Prefecture municipalities announced on Sept. 15, paired with widespread radiation fears, is discouraging pickers from their usual mushroom-hunting trips into the woods.

    The ban came after wild mushrooms containing cesium beyond the legal limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram were found in the prefecture. Tawny milkcap mushrooms containing cesium over the legal limit, meanwhile, have also been found in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture, endangering mushroom-picking in that region as well.

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  • Women are more easily and more deeply terrified, generating more sheer horror than the male of the species.

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  • girlygrrll

    As a woman of child-bearing age, the last place I would go on earth is near Fukushima…

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  • StillJill

    Men keep their ‘stiff upper lip’, woman give sway to their BRAIN! :-)

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  • NoVictimNoFraudNoCrime

    …doesn’t understand why a fuss is being made over her expressing concerns about racing this weekend near a nuclear reactor…”

    You are not allowed to express concern! Might make people unhappy and therefore subject to the effects of the radiation that’s not there!

    …which is 93 miles from the Fukushima-Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which leaked radiation after being severely damaged…

    Leaked? As if it stopped?

    …”I’m doing the things I normally do here and it seems like everything is fine.”

    …”We’ve all asked those questions but it seems fine.”

    …Honda officials moved the race to Motegi’s road course while assuring IndyCar that travel to Japan was safe.

    Because naturally, everything’s fine! Pure BS Propaganda thanks to the Associated Press.

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  • shaktasna999

    I posted about Danica too. Hi Pallas where ever you are!

    Tacoma the only thing I can say right now is that the food is the least of the worries.

    Start thinking inability to handle the coming weather, chain reactions, and…


    Hi Tacomagroove! I’ll be back on it a little bit to agitate Arianna.

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  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    It’s bad enough, the exhaust poisons they gotta breathe
    as they whip around those left-turns…but to be splashing up
    the puddles into the intakes and lungs, driving aerosolized
    Japanese Plutonium up the noses of those drivers….
    yucky! If you can smell the fumes, you are inhaling them.

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  • Wouldn’t it be great if all the drivers banned together and demanded legitimate testing or refused to race at all? Wish i had time to research …would email every single one of them the news found here. A driver boycott might be the biggest wake-up call for some who know nothing about Fukushima.

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    • Ludwig von Mises

      MotoGP and Formula 1 are also scheduled to race there next month. Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner have stated that they will boycott the event over radiation fears. I still bet they will race, though. There’s too much money involved in the sport, especially MotoGP, which has a huge field of Japanese manufacturers. I would love to hear two high profile public figures like them boycott the event and tell the media why. Autosport.com is criticizing the riders’ views, regurgitating the ‘Everyone gets radiated on planes, hospitals and talking on the cell phone’ BS. Oh, and don’t forget ‘the Japanese need their GP to go ahead to avoid more psychological damage. MotoGP owes it to Japan to race no matter what.’

      F1 is racing at Suzuka, which is much farther away than Motegi and I haven’t heard a peep from any of the drivers yet.

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    • aldo

      Great idea Chemfood. Personal experience tells me that race fans are a pretty diverse group, contrary to stereotype. If the drivers draw the fan’s attention to the facts it could spread pretty quickly. Since TPTB aren’t talking to them it’d be cool if NASCAR did.

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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Good to see another Mises person here.

    Gotta get people up to speed on the funny money scam.

    Before they all succumb to radiation poisoning, that is…

    …fade of demonic laughter in echo chamber….

    Seriously I am a sound money advocate, fan of Mises Institute and G. Edw. Griffin’s book CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND.

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    • Ludwig von Mises

      THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND is a fantastic introduction to sound money. The details of the schemes of TPTB in that book are frightening, and all documented with footnotes. It’s not just speculation. Nuclear power is just one of many unsound practices forced upon us by the bankster cabal that runs the world.

      Highly recommended reading!

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  • It’s a bit of a feel good story ie propaganda. She says “Now that I’m here, I’ve eaten the food, I go out running in the morning so I’m doing the things I normally do here and it seems like everything is fine.” Well since radiation is invisible tasteless and with no smell everything might appear to be fine. If you happen to breath in a plutonium dust particle it won’t affect you now. Just save some money for pain-killers later. Of course why would a race drivers opinion bear any weight in this debate? Another symptom of MSM subterfuge.

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  • Undertow

    Maybe this is part of why she is switching from Indy to NASCAR. No need to leave the USA if you’re racing in the NASCAR series.

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  • dpl dpl

    “worried” doesn’t cover it scared is more like it
    and coming from someone who can be considered fearless the risk from radiation is far greater
    than a fast car. But she is supposed to help convince the other chickens it’s safe to eat, breathe and play in the land of the rising radioactive sun.

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  • alasanon

    Yea!! Danica always struck me as being a very smart racer. She’s gutsy, but also has been pretty much accident-free. Good for her!

    Evacuate the women & children, already!

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  • UnInhabitonium

    My Google earth won’t start,can someone find the track location and then we might be able to overlay or seek counts for the track and see if it would be very smart to take the chance. Some 150 k from Fuki,,,
    I think it would be to close for anything but Imported EVERYTHING logistical, NO EXCEPTIONS!
    From whats being reported so well here, I personally would not consider the points are worth the race, even if she would do well, or win.
    The invisable Tiger is loose, and one pulse from three and it’s good bye Honshu.

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    • voltscommissar

      Hi uninhabitonium ;-)

      the best I can find for the Twin Ring Motegi track is just a fuzzy map in this video clip http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_08.html

      By reference to my trusty Times World Atlas, I can see that Motegi is on the eastern border of Togichi Prefecture 86km southwest of Iwaki. Accordingly, it lies within the pale blue radiation pollution band, which is under 0.5 microSieverts/hr. But as has been mentioned, who wants to be aerosolozing a wet track, or raising dust when you have to breathe in all the resultant fuel fleas? If the organizers think this event is safe, then the media should insist that the track marshall’s car should have its AIR FILTER publicly tested for radiation after following the race vehicles around for ten laps. (but they might cheat and wash the track first!!)

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  • acid Lab acid Lab

    danica patrick has built a multi-million dollar career out of what amounts to pretty marginal talent on the track.

    so how is it that she’s the only person most of us know by name in indy car racing? answer, crass self-promotion… just like she’s doing now.

    does she really think that anyone believes she’s going to be drinking or eating anything local? or that she couldn’t get out of there in 5 seconds if she had to?

    of course not, but pointing out the blatantly obvious sure does get her a lot of pub.

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  • Sickputer

    For a high school dropout Danica Patrick has done quite well and I admire her driving ability as much as her business acumen (her daddy helps a lot).

    But her instincts should be telling her something if this 29-year-old married lady would ever like to have children that aren’t deformed.

    Basically, stay the hell out of Tochiga Prefecture! You are insane to go within 500 miles of Fukushima Daiichi…much less 93 miles.

    The government has lied to the race drivers and owners just as they lie to everyone. The “normal” radiation levels they assure the racers is false. They measure from a pole 75 feet above the ground. Ground readings are dangerous as shown on the official county page:


    Don’t read Japanese?…here’s a translation:

    These numbers can affect human health.


    If anyone knows Danica’s friends an relatives in Scottsdale, Arizona please forward her this posting.

    She would be better to drop out of Indy Racing now and get ready for her new career in Nascar next year without having plutonium festering in her lungs.

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