Where to start? Well, Strontium 90 has spiked to 50 million times normal in the past few months at the Port of Fukushima Daiichi. That means it is in the ocean, where it can enter bones and exoskeletons of sea creatures that use calcium. What is the site itself like? How can anyone work there? We’re not told.
We are told, however, that the local water supply is not tested for strontium. Meanwhile, the lies and coverups continue, as several articles below make clear. The United Nations agencies responsible for monitoring health effects, such as WHO and UNSCEAR participate in the lies, lending their prestige and authority to reassure the world public that nuclear energy is safe. Meanwhile, the workers at Fukushima continue to be exploited, and Japan’s government continues to push for restarting other nuclear reactors. There’s even a new law in Japan which protects nuclear vendors from having to make reparations to victims of accidents.
The original explosions are still being studied. The spread of radiation over northern Japan is no longer in doubt. Yet the government is promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as if everything is under control.
How can people outside Japan break through the lies and denial? Read the article summaries below, then sign and spread these two petitions:
Peace, Carol Wolman, MD
TEPCO — Detailed Analysis Results in the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection, Nov. 27, 2014:
- 990,000 Bq/liter (Results published Nov. 27, 2014 — Sample taken Oct. 2, 2014)
- TEPCO ‘s ‘permissible limits ‘ for water discharge of Strontium-90 is 10 Bq/liter
Radiation concerns in Fukushima … There is good reason for mothers to be worried about the local water supply, [Eihito Tsuboi of the nonprofit Fukushima Inochinomizu] said, because it is not screened for such radioactive particles as strontium … Many experts believe there is … cause for worry. A 2013 World Health Organization report predicted there would be an uptick of thyroid cancer, breast cancer and leukemia … Masamichi Nishio, honorary director of the Hokkaido Cancer Center, agreed, saying the government has not sufficiently warned the public … Toshihide Tsuda, a professor of epidemiology at Okayama University, said … he strongly agrees with Nishio. “I find it problematic the Japanese public hasn ‘t been properly informed by the government to this date because (low levels of radioactive particles) can trigger cancer, ” he said.
[P]roven falsifications perpetrated by [TEPCO] have been pointed out … the government kept making reassuring statements … perceived as a form of manipulation, generating a feeling of resentment and bitterness that is still very strong today … Some Japanese will tell you the story of the TEPCO scientist who … went as far as to declare: “Smiling people are not affected by radiation. Only worried people are. That has been proved in animal testing. “ …
British researcher blasts U.N. report on Fukushima cancer risk as unscientific.
A British scientist who studied the health effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster panned a United Nations report that virtually dismissed the possibility of higher cancer rates caused by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis… However, Baverstock, former head of the radiation-protection program at the World Health Organization ‘s Regional Office for Europe, said radiation levels shown in the report were enough to cause a spike in cancer rates…
Excerpts from Op-Ed by Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., Chair of Dept. of Physics at Fordham University, Dec 4, 2014 (emphasis added):
- The fraternity of nuclear scientists” create the impression” that their extremely risky projects have been carefully thought out in every detail and are inspired by the spirit of greatest responsibility. A large section of the scientific community, on the other hand, believes that the predictions [are] about as reliable as tomorrow’s weather forecast [and] argue that by building nuclear power plants in populated areas, the whole world becomes an experimental laboratory with human beings as guinea pigs.
- There is always the possibility of a major disaster. The basic difference between nuclear and other industrial accidents lies in the long-range repercussions” one could forget about the havoc wrought, for example, by the explosion of a gas pipeline or the breaching of a dam” But an accident in a nuclear power plant, such as a reactor getting out of control, is capable of doing more than immediate harm. Examples of the deadly long-term effects of a reactor accident are Chernobyl and Fukushima [which] will linger on for ages to haunt the future generations. Among the survivors there will be many cases of permanent sterility, increase of genetic mutation in our progenies, and a shortened life span as a result of cancer and other radiogenic diseases.
- [It’s] irresponsible and misleading to suppress the consequences of radiation” [A]ttempts are made” to blind the people by equating nuclear accidents with more familiar hazards” an unlimited risk is falsely portrayed as a limited one and glossed over in a manner that is not only unconscionable, but also unpardonable. These deceptions are further camouflaged by the way in which they are presented to the public” the far-reaching consequences of lethal radiation are overly simplified. In the post-Chernobyl and post-Fukushima era, these” do not hold water.
- In the past, wars, plagues, famines and natural disasters were known as the four horsemen of the apocalypse” they were joined by a fifth — industrial catastrophe. After Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear accidents can be added to the list as the sixth horseman of the apocalypse. [Definition: “Signals end of world is near”]
- Critics describe nuclear reactor as one of the most dangerous technological beasts that mankind has devised and nuclear accident as “A Nuclear War without a War.”
- The consequences [of nuclear accidents] can assume dimensions that do not take second place to the consequences of earthquake and pestilence,and in a way actually exceeds them.
The number of workers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on false contracts has increased in the last year, the station operator said, highlighting murky labor conditions at the site despite a pledge to improve the work environment.Ã Ã The survey results released by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) late on Thursday showed that around 30 percent of plant workers polled said that they were paid by a different company from the contractor that normally directs them at the worksite, which is illegal under Japan’s labor laws.
50 non-governmental organizations in Japan released a declaration to protest the”Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage” (CSC) which protects nuclear power technology vendors from responsibility for reparations and does not protect the victims of nuclear power accidents.Declaration : To protest The Japanese Diet’s over-hasty approval of the “Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage” (CSC) , which heavily protects the nuclear power industry and encourages nuclear exports….
- Most probably the Pu and the nonnatural U found in this study were transported … with the plume of the hydrogen explosion in the Unit 3 reactor, which was equipped with a mixed core of uranium fuel, and mixed uranium and plutonium oxides (MOX). Gamma-ray dose rate … began to increase on March 15 … This observation together with the wind direction allow us to assume that the unusual Pu and U were transported with this plume from the FDNPP over 120 km distance on March 15 … Pu and U detected in this study were presumably small particles from the fuel removed by some process and transported over long distance by wind. To our knowledge, this is the first verification using the analytical data of Pu and non-natural U that the fuel materials from the FDNPP were transported in the atmosphere over a distance of 120 km.
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