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Pieces of Fukushima reactor cores still floating around

August 8, 2017

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Pieces of Fukushima reactor cores still floating around, new study reveals — Hot particles with over 1 Quadrillion becquerels per kilogram detected — Radioactive materials contain Uranium, Polonium, Americium (VIDEO)
Posted: 08 Aug 2017 04:23 AM PDT

Press Release: Radioactively-Hot Particles in Japan

August 6, 2017

 
 
Dear Friends,
 
The Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 continue to belittle the aggravating consequenses of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Recent frequent earthquakes in Fukushima and around make us worry about the collapsing of the unit 2 building
that could bring about another uncontrollable disaster.
I am sending you this message transmitting the precious document sent to me by Mr.Arnie Gundersen,Fairwinds
Energy Education.
 
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
 
 
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Sent: Friday, August 04, 2017 9:47 AM
 
Dear President Thomas Bach,
 
Please allow me to transmit this mail from Mr. Arnie Gundersen,
one of most reliable experts on Fukushima.
 
With highest regards,
Misuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
 
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From: Arnie Gundersen
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2017 12:26 AM
Subject: Press Release: Radioactively-Hot Particles in Japan
 

New Study Shows Full Radiation Risks Are Not Recorded 
 
PRESS RELEASE – 7/27/17 

Contact: info@fairewindsenergy.org 

Today, the scientific journal Science of the Total Environment(STOTEN) published a peer-reviewed article entitled: Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment. Co-authored by Dr. Marco Kaltofen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education, the article details the analysis of radioactively hot particles collected in Japan following the Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns.                            

Based on 415 samples of radioactive dust from Japan, the USA, and Canada, the study identified a statistically meaningful number of samples that were considerably more radioactive than current radiation models anticipated. If ingested, these more radioactive particles increase the risk of suffering a future health problem.  

“Measuring radioactive dust exposures can be like sitting by a fireplace,” Dr. Kaltofen said. “Near the fire you get a little warm, but once in a while the fire throws off a spark that can actually burn you.”

The same level of risk exists in Japan. While most people have an average level of risk, a few people get an extra spark from a hot particle.

According to Dr. Kaltofen, “The average radiation exposures we found in Japan matched-up nicely with other researchers.  We weren’t trying to see just somebody’s theoretical average result.  We looked at how people actually encounter radioactive dust in their real lives. Combining microanalytical methods with traditional health physics models,” he added, “we found that some people were breathing or ingesting enough radioactive dust to have a real increase in their risk of suffering a future health problem.  This was especially true of children and younger people, who inhale or ingest proportionately more dust than adults.”

Fairewinds’ book Fukushima Dai-ichi: The Truth and the Way Forward was published in Japan by Shueisha Publishing, just prior to the one-year commemoration of the tsunami and meltdowns. “Our book,” Mr. Gundersen said, “which is a step-by-step factual account of the reactor meltdowns, was a best seller in Japan and enabled us to build amazing relations with people actually living in Japan, who are the source of the samples we analyzed. We measured things like house dusts, air filters, and even car floor mats.  Collecting such accurate data shows the importance of citizen science, crowd sourcing, and the necessity of open, public domain data for accurate scientific analysis.”

Fairewinds Energy Education founder Maggie Gundersen said, “We are very thankful to the scientists and citizen scientists in Japan, who sought our assistance in collecting and analyzing this data. We will continue to support ongoing scientific projects examining how people in Japan and throughout the world experience radioactive dust in their daily lives.”

The complete peer reviewed report and project audio description by Dr. Kaltofen are available here at the Science of the Total Environment website.  

Interactive data and the supporting materials are available here at the Fairewinds Energy Education website.

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Expert: Melted fuel found at Fukushima — Corium up to 6 feet thick below reactor

July 25, 2017

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Expert: Melted fuel found at Fukushima — Corium up to 6 feet thick below reactor — Nuclear waste “piling up at bottom” — Lava-like material has spread all over… “hanging like icicles” — Mystery orange substance seen (VIDEO)
Posted: 24 Jul 2017 12:52 PM PDT

Fukushima and the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 22, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am sending you some reactions to my last message to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.
There is mounting support for retreating from the Tokyo Plympic Games 2020.

”Thank you so much for this article. It describes a crime of horrendous dimension.
Thanks for making it public!”

”Your letter to IOC Prez Bach is very pertinent. Forwarding him the report from Truthout on Mr Gunderson’s
current analysis of the state of Affairs in Japan and the followup of the Fukushima disaster is highly important.
A call to cancel or postpone the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo becomes more urgent and deserves international attention
including perhaps the voice of IPPNW. ”

” It would be marvelous if authorities would admit that the Fukushima Problem is not solved and is a very serious problem!
Moving people back and hosting the Olympics is sheer madness. I would say criminal.”

”Your recent messages are posted here:
http://www.opensourcetruth.com/urgent-messages-from-murata-san/

It is increasingly the morality of the Tokyo Olympic Games that is being questioned.
We are reminded that the strongest power’s biggest enemy is ethics and morals.

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

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Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest and highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

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Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:44 PM

Dear President Thomas Bach,

Please allow me to transmit this extremely alarming mail that may interest you.
It has been sent to me from an American friend.
The widening gap beteen the promoters and the opponents of the of the Tokyo Olympic Games
could not be left unattended.

With highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The commission even has plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have baseball and softball games played …

Message to President Bach, IOC

July 20, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest and highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

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Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:44 PM

Dear President Thomas Bach,

Please allow me to transmit this extremely alarming mail that may interest you.
It has been sent to me from an American friend.
The widening gap beteen the promoters and the opponents of the of the Tokyo Olympic Games
could not be left unattended.

With highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The commission even has plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have baseball and softball games played …

Fury at Fukushima: Over 1 Billion pounds of nuclear waste “will be dumped into sea”

July 17, 2017

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Fury at Fukushima: Over 1 Billion pounds of nuclear waste “will be dumped into sea” — Top Official: “The decision has already been made” — “The solution is to pour the radioactive liquid into the ocean” — Toxic radioactive water to cause devastation
Posted: 16 Jul 2017 03:15 PM PDT

Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

July 17, 2017

Dear Friends,

At the Fukushima Daiichi, the volume of contaminated water amounts to one million tons contained in 1000 tanks. On July13,the new Chairman of TEPCO announced in an interview that the massive radioactive contaminated water containing unremovable tritium would be released into the sea, as recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority. It is well known that tritium is a deadly poison. 2 milligram of it is lethal.

The future of the Pacific Ocean is threatened. The reaction of the international community can easily be foreseen.

Recent publications containing anti-Tokyo Olympic Games assertions are noteworthy. Mr.Takao Saito, renowned journalist, published last month a book entitled “How to educate the people” in which he reviews all the violations of the initial official commitments of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Mr.Makoto Sadaka, famous critic, has recently published an article in which he criticizes Dentsu as playing a central role in suspected corruption cases regarding nuclear reactors and the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Fukushima and the Tokyo Olympic Games are closely related. The former helps to play down the consequences of the latter, preventing Japan from consecrateing maximum efforts to bring Fukushima under control. It is simply scandelous to organize Olympic baseball and football games in Fukushima without reassuring its safety as required by civil society. The IOC is increasingly criticized for this.

The Olympic Games seems to stand at crossroads. Rome, Boston Hamburg and Bulgaria have withdrawn candidature for the 2024Olympic Games. Paris and Los Angeles are retained for 2024 and 2028.In addition to enormous financial burden, immigrants and terrorism remain serious discouraging problems for the two cities.

The large scale cyber attack that took place in Europe on June 27 damaged the automatic radiation surveillance system of Chernobyl nuclear reactors in Ukraine. The world is thus seriously warned against the vulnerability of nuclear reactors.

The world is yet to learn the destructive power of nuclear energy in all directions(states,companies,organizations, individuals).The pitiful downfall of TOSHIBA undeniably symbolizes the beginning of the end of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The mainstream of the world still permits and promotes the existence of more than 440 nuclear reactors, now considered as the most serious threat to security.

This mainstream undeniably needs a change.

It is the law of history.

Mitsuhei Murata

Former Ambassador To Switzerland

July 4, 2017

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Record radiation detected at Fukushima nuclear plant — Multiple locations register highest levels ever measured — “Radioactive materials in groundwater toward the ocean”
Posted: 03 Jul 2017 09:12 AM PDT

Nuclear War Without a War–Fukushima

June 4, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am sending you the article entitled “ Nuclear War Without a War” published in Newsweek ,May 24,2017.
(http://newsweekme.com/nuclear-war-without-war/)

It is extremely alarming as regards Fukushima,stating as follows:
“Fukushima disaster is totally out of control. This is a nuclear war without a war.
Fukushima radiation has contained entire Pacific Ocean,
Radiation detected in Europe and radiation at Fukushima reactors uncontrollable.”

The article refers to the elimination of the production of nuclear material altogether.In this respect,
it is in line with the Symposium “Human rights, future generations and crimes in the nuclear Age”
to be held in Basel next September.I have attached below relevent excerpts.

This article reminds us all the problems and confusions that have dishonorably characterized the
Tokyo OPlympic Games 2020.The editorial of the Asahi News Paper of June 2 criticized the lingering
disorder concerning its preparations and even pointed out the surfacing feeling of repugnance among the
Japanese.

The State of emergency declared around the Fukushima No 1 power plant after the 3/11 accident
has not yet been lifted. A responsible director of the Fukushima Prefecture told me on June 2 that
Fukushima had not yet been declared “under control”, its definition having not yet been agreed upon.

Under such circumstances,it is no wonder that there is increasing support for retreating from the Olympic Games
in favor of consecrating maximum efforts to cope with the aggravating consequences of Fukushima accident.

The Japanese should be informed of the crisis of the Unit 2 that could could trigger off an unimaginable nuclear disaster
if an intensity 7 class earthquake should occur on the site, as warned repeatedly by Mr.Shuzo Takemoto,
Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University.

Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

(Excerpts of the article)

To be sure, when nuclear goes wrong, it really, really goes wrong. There is huge increase in the number of cancer patients along with death rate of cancer patients in the world.
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The Japanese Government teamed up with Toshiba to build robots that could help clean up the highly radioactive site of the Fukushima power plant meltdown. It turned out the robots couldn’t function in such high radiation levels: 600 Sievert per hour, which could kill a human being in about two minutes.
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Nuclear World must be willing to accept far-reaching IAEA surveillance on all their nuclear facilities, including unannounced inspections by IAEA authorities. By imposing similar requirements on all nations, we could eliminate the production of nuclear material altogether. Then, when nuclear weapons are dismantled and the primary nuclear explosive materials are made inaccessible, a nuclear-weapons, nuclear energy and uranium ammunition free world would be within our grasp.

Everyone on Earth has been irradiated by Fukushima — “Shocking new study reveals true extent of global impact”

May 8, 2017

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Everyone on Earth has been irradiated by Fukushima — “Shocking new study reveals true extent of global impact” — “Scientists are only just now confirming far-reaching effects” of nuclear disaster
Posted: 08 May 2017 03:54 AM PDT