Thank you all for visiting, reading and sharing the news with me on the Fukushima Appeal Blog. I’ve kept it running since February 2012. Unfortunately, I will need some break now to attend to some of my health issues.
I would like to thank this blog and its supporters for giving me an opportunity to become a part of the slowly awakening global community during this very important time of global change. I had zero knowledge of nuclear before the Fukushima disaster, and was and still am a just normal citizen. It’s been hard to see Japan becoming a criminal, immoral and authoritarian country since the Fukushima Disaster. So it’s been a huge awakening and healing process to have a platform to speak out instead of feeling powerless, angry and sad about it. With the new secret law that is going to be introduced in Japan soon, Japanese people will need more help than at any other time in its history from foreign bloggers, doctors and scientists. Please remember Fukushima. I hope that the more difficulties we may encounter, the stronger and connected we will become to fight against injustice and be able to act from our heart space. (Mia)
日本の皆さん、がんばってください。 再稼動反対、子供を守れ！ １ｍＳｖ／ｙの約束を守れ！
For more Fukushima update go to: www.nuclear-news.net, http://fukushima-diary.com/, https://www.facebook.com/fukushima311watchdog, http://enenews.com/, http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/, http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/ http://ex-skf.blogspot.co.uk/
Petition: Support Mari Takenouchi and Radiation Protection
日 本の皆様へ、個人的な感情面から、竹ノ内真理さんのことを批判したい方は、すでにそうしたのだから、これからは、その時間とエネルギーをエートス批判に向 けるべきではないでしょうか？ そしてボランテイアで、海外に向けて、英語発信する真理さんは、海外の情報源にとって、貴重な存在だと思います。 (Mia)
Urgent Petition: ttp://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ask-japanese-government-promise-for-necessary-aid-for-children-who-are-still-exposed-radiation-more-than-1msv-year-3
“I hope that every child in Japan is given comprehensive thyroid blood testing including at the minimum TSH, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Their thyroid function should be regularly tested on an ongoing basis. “ By Dana Trentini http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thyroid-testing-for-japanese-children.html
*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source) http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thirteenth-prefectural-oversight.html
National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation
*Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs
*Kashiwazaki Nuclear Plant: Fukushima Governor stands in the way to stop restarting! 柏崎原発：再稼動させないよう立ちはだかる新潟県知事泉田氏 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/kashiwazaki-nuclear-plant-fukushima.html
*Statement: Japanese civil society requests that the reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Fukushima be revised 日本の６４の市民団体が福島事故に関しての国連科学の報告内容を改訂するよう要請 www.http://hrn.or.jp/eng/a tivity/area/worldwide/japanese-civil-society-requests-that-the-reports-of-the-united-nations-scientific-committee-on-fukus/
Anand Grover, Esq., UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, criticizes UNSCEAR report on Fukushima -10/24/2013 (1 of 4)国連「健康に対する権利」の特別報告者のアナンド・グローバー氏: 国連科学の報告を批判 Video - http://vimeo.com/78483070 October 24, 2013 (NYC, NY)
*Medical experts criticize UNSCEAR report for playing down consequences of Fukushima nuclear accident ドイツの専門家が国連科学の報告書を、｢福島事故の影響を過小評価している｣と批判! http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/11/05/medical-experts-criticize-unscear-report-for-playing-down-consequences-of-fukushima-nuclear-accident/
*Frightening Report from the UNSCEAR (The United nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation ＵＮSCEAR-国連科学委員会による、恐るべき報告。http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/frightening-report-from-unsear-united.html
*Heavily Criticized Recent WHO Report on Health Risk Assessment from the Fukushima Disaster 厳しく批判された最近の福島事故による健康被害についてのＷＨＯ報告 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/who-report-on-health-risk-assessment.html
*UN Report – Japanese Delegation to The UN Spreads Lies and Deception! 国連報告書２０１３年４月 国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし！ 抗議締め切り5月17日！ http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html
*まとめ：国連報告書２０１３年４月 国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし！ 抗議締め切り5月17日！http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html
*A letter to all young athletes who dream of coming to Tokyo in 2020 東京オリンピックを目指している若い選手の方々へ Some Facts You Should Know About Fukushima 0.086Bq/kg was normal amount of ionizing radiation in fish before the Fukushima accident. Now it is 100Bq/kg 1160times more radioactive. http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/a-letter-to-all-young-athletes-who.html
Fukushima Petitions ☢ Please Sign and Share! Japan needs Worldwide Help NOW! Stop Fukushima Radiation – UN Action Needed
Mobilize the U.N. Security Council to declare Fukushima a global emergency;
*Tokyo radiation is worse than Gomel - Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation in Japan http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tokyo-radiation-is-worse-than-gomel.html
*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes” http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/police-arrest-animal-rescuers-inside.html
Resistance posted by Ian Thomas Ash, a director of Fukushima Documantary Film "A2-B-C"
… As one does not train with weight that is too light,….. And as I write this, I realize something for the first time: the more I embrace the resistance, the more I am becoming it. http://ianthomasash.blogspot.jp/2013/11/resistance.html
*Fukushima Farmers negotiate with Japanese Government/Tepco 福島農家の若者、政府と東電に対して勇気ある発言 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/fukushima-farmers-negotiate-with.html The current government limit is 100Bq/kg... 0.1Bq/kg for cesium in rice before the Fukushima disaster. … We feel guilty about growing it and selling it...
*Atomic bombs survivors received fair compensation, not so in Fukushima!
The Japanese Gov recognizes radiation related illnesses! http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/atomic-bombs-survivors-received-fair.html
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Japanese company will reportedly complete a deal for two planned new reactor site within a few days 26/10/2012
Hitachi has won the race to purchase the UK's Horizon nuclear venture, after fending off competition from Westinghouse Electric, according to reports circulating yesterday........
Saturday, 27 October 2012
2. Professor Michel Fernex: Professor Emeritus, Medical Faculty, University of Basel, will speak about the effects of radiation on children.
3: Mr Toshio YANAGIHARA: lead lawyer representing the Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial for the Right to Education in a Safe Place representing 14 children plaintiffs for a collective evacuation (whole school) from heavily contaminated Koriyama city, Fukushima.
4. Video letters by:*Mr Ken'ichi Ido: lawyer of the Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial…*Two Mothers of children plaintiff:
5. Ms Tsuneko KAKIUCHI: General-Secretary of Japanese Association for the Right to Freedom of Speech (JRFS), NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC, will speak on the freedom of speech and ratification of individuals reporting system in Japan. This is a very rare opportunity for overseas delegates, media, and citizens to hear what has been happening in Fukushima, as the Japanese government, Fukushima prefectural government, Japanese major media, and the nuclear lobby have been trying to send messages "it is safe to keep living in Fukushima", and Fukushima citizens cannot express their concerns about radiation effects on their children. Since the national and local governments do not adopt a collective evacuation, children have been living in heavily contaminated areas, ie. 27μSv/h near a primary school in Date city, 1.3μSv/h in Koriyama city where these child plaintiffs have been living since 3.11, 2011. ----------------------------------------------------------
Please support them by signing this urgent petition: http://fukushima-syomei-e.blogspot.jp/
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Takehito Kudo / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent BRUSSELS--The European Union has decided to substantially ease import restrictions on food products and animal feed from Tokyo and 10 prefectures that were imposed due to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last year, it has been learned. The 27-nation EU on Friday approved a draft revision to the import rules, which the European Commission is expected to finalize at its ministerial meeting by the end of this month and implement from Nov. 1. …… The EU began restricting Japanese food imports in late March last year after the start of the nuclear crisis triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Under the current rules, the EU requires food and animal feed from Tokyo and 11 prefectures--Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi, Yamanashi, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Iwate--to be inspected for radiation prior to being exported to EU countries. An analysis report must also be attached to prove the products' radioactive iodine and cesium levels do not exceed EU standards. .
Do you know that EU’s allowable radiation level in the food is 200 - 600BQ/kg (500BQ/kg in UK) while in Japan it has lowered down to 100BQ/kg from 500BQ/kg in this April except for rice and meat. So we might end up eating more radioactive Japanese food than people in Japan unless we know food we eat come from safer place in Japan.
Reference: Are imported food safe after Chernobyl and Fukushima disaster? http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/are-imported-food-safe-after-chernobyl.html
Japanese government radiation monitoring in areas near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is unreliable, Greenpeace charged on Tuesday, with heavily populated areas exposed to 13 times the legal limit. .……Greenpeace found that in some parks and school facilities in Fukushima city, home to 285,000 people, radiation levels were above three microsieverts per hour. Japan’s recommended radiation limit is 0.23 microsieverts per hour. “We also found that official monitoring posts placed by the government systematically underestimate the radiation levels,” said Rianne Teule, Greenpeace’s radiation expert, adding that some machines are shielded from radiation by surrounding metal and concrete structures. “Official monitoring stations are placed in areas the authorities have decontaminated. However, our monitoring shows that just a few steps away the radiation levels rise significantly,” she said…….“It is especially disturbing to see that there are many hot spots around playground equipment, exposing children who are most vulnerable to radiation risks,” she said.
In tests carried out over four days last week, Greenpeace also found that radiation levels in Iitate village, where the government is hoping to soon return evacuated residents, are still many times over the limit, with decontamination efforts patchy. Greenpeace’s Japan nuclear campaigner Kazue Suzuki said attempts to clean up were “misguided”. “One home or office may be cleaned up, but it is very unlikely that the whole area will be freed of radiation risks within the next few years,” given the mountainous and heavily forested nature of the region, she said. “The government continues to downplay radiation risks and give false hope (of returning home) to victims of this nuclear disaster,” said Suzuki…….
http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/11/monitoring-posts-are-made-by-nuclear-plant-maker/ Monitoring posts in Minamisoma city, Fukushima prefecture are made by Fuji electric, that is a nuclear power plant maker.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
A new World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2012, authored by Mycle Schneider with Antony Froggatt and Julie Hazemann, maps the continuing global decline of nuclear power. The report shows that nuclear's future rests not on new construction, but that "Plant life extension seems the most likely survival strategy of the nuclear industry at this point" - a good reason to continue to block reactor license extensions. The report noted that: "Only seven reactors started up, while 19 were shut down in 2011." By July 2012, "only two were started up, just compensating for two that were shut down so far this year". Other highlights:
China is spending five times more on renewables than nuclear post-Fukushima with no new nuclear construction since 3/11; nine reactors have been listed as "under construction" for more than 20 years; four countries - Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan - will phase out nuclear power and five more to date - Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait and Thailand - have abandoned plans to develop, or re-develop nuclear power; new builds have been canceled in Brazil, France, India and the US; certification of new reactor technologies has been delayed numerous times; in the US, of the 28 license applications received, 16 were subsequently delayed and eight were suspended indefinitely or officially canceled; of the 59 units under construction in the world, at least 18 are experiencing multi-year delays, while the remaining 41 projects were started within the past five years or have not yet reached project start-up dates.