As of late March 2011, up to 1000 dead bodies near the Fukushima nuclear plant could not be recovered because of the likelihood that handlers would be exposed to high levels of radiation in the bodies. The tsunami was tragic to say the least, and I intend no minimization of the human disaster, but this situation to me is also a reminder of our culpability when it comes to toxins and body burden. Human bodies are toxic because of human actions (industrial manufacturing and processing, including food and energy production). Corpses become toxic sites.