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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

Latest Headlines from ENENews

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

Forest fire in Fukushima

May 5, 2017

Dear Friends,

Something is wrong with the media in Japan.The foreign press is natually influenced.
I have received the following from an American friend living in Europe.

“Good gracious,now fires to make a very bad situation worse. Amazing that we have neither read nor heard of same till your e- m.hiding heads in the sand makes little sense let alone face saving!🙉🙊🙈
Our hopes and prayers are with you and yours.”

Today,May 5,I have contacted the responsible officer at the Fukushima Prefecture.
He has confirmed that the fire has not yet been brought under control.
The fire started 6 days ago.
One wonders if maximum efforts are being made.

Mitsuhei Murata

—–Original Message—–

Dear Friends,

One wonders why the ongoing forest fire in Fukushima is not being widely
reported as it should.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/01/sparking-fears-airborne-radiation-wildfire-burns-fukushima-no-go-zone

The level of radiation is reported to have only slightly risen so far(1.2%),
but the preparation for the worse is required.
https://lucian.uchicago.edu/…/fire-near-fukushima-nuclear-site-could-spread-radiation..

Some excerpts of the site are as follows:
“There have already been a number of serious forest fires around Chernobyl
in recent years, spreading radioactivity into wider areas. However, there
have not been adequate studies to monitor exactly where the radiation goes.

“Forest fires are dangerous enough, but radioactive forest fires raise the
stakes for human health and safety because of the added difficulty to
reliably monitor where radioactivity is traveling in the smoke,” said
Gunter.
The Fukushima fire is a reminder that a major nuclear accident is never
really over or confined.
“The long-term implications of on-again-off-again fires in radioactive
forests are stark including re-contamination of so-called “decontaminated”
areas, and re-suspension of radioactive particles thought to be out of the
reach of natural processes,” said Folkers.

“This all points to the impossibility of containing man-made radioactivity
from catastrophes like Chernobyl and Fukushima, once it is released.
Resettlement in such areas would be unstable at best, with the constant
threat of increased exposures and resulting health impacts,” Folkers
concluded.”

Fukushima remains the source of great concern for the world.

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

Peak off Fukushima radiation now moving to West Coast — Levels much higher than predicted

May 4, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Peak of Fukushima radiation now moving to West Coast — Levels much higher than predicted — Huge red blob of nuclear waste near shore — San Francisco area being hit hardest — Concern over Iodine-129 with 15 million year half-life (MAPS)
Posted: 03 May 2017 01:52 PM PDT

Forest fire in Fukushima

May 4, 2017

Dear Friends,

One wonders why the ongoing forest fire in Fukushima is not being widely reported as it should.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/01/sparking-fears-airborne-radiation-wildfire-burns-fukushima-no-go-zone

The level of radiation is reported to have only slightly risen so far(1.2%), but the preparation for the worse is required.
https://lucian.uchicago.edu/…/fire-near-fukushima-nuclear-site-could-spread-radiation..

Some excerpts of the site are as follows:
“There have already been a number of serious forest fires around Chernobyl in recent years, spreading radioactivity into wider areas. However, there have not been adequate studies to monitor exactly where the radiation goes.

“Forest fires are dangerous enough, but radioactive forest fires raise the stakes for human health and safety because of the added difficulty to reliably monitor where radioactivity is traveling in the smoke,” said Gunter.
The Fukushima fire is a reminder that a major nuclear accident is never really over or confined.
“The long-term implications of on-again-off-again fires in radioactive forests are stark including re-contamination of so-called “decontaminated” areas, and re-suspension of radioactive particles thought to be out of the reach of natural processes,” said Folkers.

“This all points to the impossibility of containing man-made radioactivity from catastrophes like Chernobyl and Fukushima, once it is released. Resettlement in such areas would be unstable at best, with the constant threat of increased exposures and resulting health impacts,” Folkers concluded.”

Fukushima remains the source of great concern for the world.

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

Fukushima a “ticking time bomb” — Fires now “raging” near nuclear plant

May 3, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Fukushima a “ticking time bomb” — Fires now “raging” near nuclear plant — Blaze doubles in size; “Smoke rising from wide areas” — Concern over fallout of highly radioactive material; Officials closely watching radiation levels (VIDEO)
Posted: 01 May 2017 11:28 AM PDT

Fires burning near Fukushima plant — Officials ask Japan gov’t to send in troops

May 1, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Fires burning near Fukushima plant — Officials ask Japan gov’t to send in troops to help fight blaze — Strong winds hindering firefighters (VIDEO)

Experts: Japan “wants to just drop tanks” of Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean

April 27, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Experts: Japan “wants to just drop tanks” of Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Americans worried over plumes hitting West Coast — “Reactors are now leaking really high levels of radiation into sea… The world does need to help” — Official says Japan lying about catastrophe (VIDEO)
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 07:19 AM PDT

Fukushima Radiation Alert — Concern ‘nuclear chain reaction’ could occur at plant

April 25, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Mass die-off ongoing along US West Coast — TV: “It’s just not clear why all the marine life is washing up like this… Reports coming in every day” — Experts: ‘Unknown’ organisms eating away brains, hearts… New infection never seen before (VIDEOS)
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 12:28 PM PDT

TV: Fukushima Radiation Alert — Concern ‘nuclear chain reaction’ could occur at plant — Reactors are still melting down and spewing radioactivity — Fuel has burned through containment — Expert: It’s unprecedented… could’ve been 12 Chernobyls (VIDEO)
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 07:34 AM PDT

Nuclear energy and the sickness of Japan

April 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

The financial support of Tepco for the more than 60 thousand voluntary refugees from Fukushima ended last March.
This has given rise to deep sympathy and sharp criticism as to the irresponsible Japanese nuclear policy
from the standpoint of human rights、humanism and ethics.
Conscientious Japanese will not give up requiring the redressing of the situation.

Some comments so far received;

“Dear Mitsuhei,
so much denial – horrendous. Thank you for sharing this article. May responsibility and common sense prevail!”

“As far as nuclear reactors are concerned,the term”accountability” does not exist in Japan.This is due to the lack of three senses,
the sense of responsibility,that of ethics and that of justice,that is to say, the sickness of Japan.

In the internet,the lack of ethics as regards the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 is being revealed at its deep roots.Heaven’s vengeance is slow but sure (Lao Tsu).

The warning that “the fate of the world will be decided by electric countries (sic., companies’?)”is finally bringing about countermeasures;an international move to enact legislation against producing radioactivity and a new move against radioactive pollution in Japan.

It is evident that crisis management is now needed to cope with the eventual retreat from the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, in view of the impact beyond imagination it could cause.

Fukushima could never be hidden or forgotten.
Yesterday, I sent a message to this effect to Chairman Shuichi Tanaka of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.

Mitsuhei Murata
Fomer Ambassador to Switzerland