Dear all,

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!

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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://

National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation

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

*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source)
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

*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. 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 - 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!

*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

*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

*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517日!

*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517

*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.

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

*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes”

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.


(Japanese translation)

*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 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!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sorry, sorry, sorry: As the nuclear radiation crisis at Fukushima deepens, at least TEPCO know the script 福島原発:放射能汚染の深刻さが増す度に、ごめんなさいと謝るばかりの東電


Wednesday 21 August 2013 

This latest leak comes after years of farcical mismanagement

It was a stunning contortion of logic, performed with such a straight face that at first I thought Junichi Matsumoto was having me on.
“Yes, taking extra safety measures [at Fukushima] would have been interpreted as TEPCO being worried about a tsunami,” said the senior TEPCO official. “If we had built seawalls in front of the plant…it would’ve made [local residents] worry.”
I had just confronted Matsumoto with the claim that TEPCO had known years before the tsunami of 2011 that huge waves could strike the coast on which its Fukushima nuclear plant sat. Simulations seen by some TEPCO personnel had shown that waves as high as 15.7 metres could be spawned by a powerful offshore earthquake.
The simulations were bang on. On the afternoon of 11 March 2011, that’s exactly what happened – a magnitude-9 tremor sent a 15-metre monster barrelling into the Fukushima nuclear plant, flooding the reactor buildings, knocking out power, and triggering catastrophic meltdowns.
But despite warnings from seismologists and despite the simulations, Japan’s largest nuclear operator had not taken appropriate preventative measures to beef up tsunami defences in front of Fukushima’s six reactors. And here was one of TEPCO’s top brass explaining to me with his poker face that if they’d acted on the warnings it would have spooked the locals living nearby. Using the sort of convoluted wordplay employed by the scheming Sir Humphrey Appleby, Junichi Matsumoto appeared to be conceding that TEPCO had sat on its hands. In other words, the Fukushima nuclear disaster might have been preventable. Perhaps it was a man-made cataclysm, and no act of nature. 
I have learned through my many dealings with TEPCO that this is a company rooted deep in denial. It is a firm that has apparently put public relations before disaster planning. It is a corporation that has seemingly learned little from the world’s worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century. 
Two and a half years on from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima, a depressingly familiar pattern has developed. This is a tale trapped in an endless loop of farce, its plots both improbable and alarming. Here is how it seems to play out.
In the first act we are confronted with outright denial. The Fukushima plant is stable, the reactors are under control. There is no problem. In the second act a problem is exposed in all its radioactive glory – it could be a nuclear water leak, or contaminated groundwater leeching into the Pacific, or a power failure to pools cooling thousands of toxic fuel rods, or mysterious steam oozing from a shattered reactor building (all have happened). In the final act, a line of sober-faced TEPCO officials fills the stage. They choreograph their bows, and the dialogue begins.
“We apologise again for causing anxiety among the public.”
TEPCO General Manager Masayuki Ono has apologised a lot lately. TEPCO’s trust rating among the Japanese public had already dropped through the floor, like the melted fuel in one of its doomed reactors. It wasn’t helped by TEPCO’s repeated denials that radioactive groundwater was seeping into the sea. 
Those denials were eventually challenged by Japan’s atomic watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority. With unprecedented candour, the NRA’s chief, Shunichi Tanaka, told reporters he believed the Fukushima plant had been leaking contaminated water into the Pacific since the start of the crisis in 2011.
Confronted with this stunning slap in the face by the nuclear regulator, TEPCO revealed that it had known that at least 300 tonnes of radioactive groundwater was flowing from the plant into its harbour next door every day.
his toxic soup contained substances that sounded like they were straight out of a Superman comic - tritium, caesium-134, caesium-137, and strontium-90. Strontium has a half-life of about 29 years, and is known as a “bone-seeker” because it replaces calcium in bones, often causing cancer.
The French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety estimates that the Fukushima meltdowns caused the largest single nuclear contamination of the ocean in history. But TEPCO said there was nothing to worry about the contamination was being dispersed through the Pacific. It would have minimal impact. Few in Japan believed the company’s spin.
Taking the public pulse after TEPCO’s latest PR disaster, Japan’s government decided to act. Everyone waited for the big announcement that TEPCO would be sidelined, that the government would send in its own experts, maybe even international teams of nuclear accident specialists. An announcement came – the government would pump more money in to help TEPCO pump more radioactive water out of the ground. The company would remain in charge.
Then this week…Groundhog Day.
“We’d like to apologise for the concern we’ve caused people due to this problem,” said TEPCO’s Masayuki Ono [this week]. The conga line of officials had shuffled back on stage to try to plug the latest crisis at Fukushima – yet another radioactive leak. But this would turn out to be the worst leak since the meltdowns two-and-a-half years ago. One of the giant tanks storing highly contaminated water had sprung a leak. Despite regular inspections, no one had seen the puddles of water shimmering on the ground around the faulty tank. When they finally did notice these pools, someone tested for radiation. The reading shot off the scale – 100 millisieverts an hour.
“One-hundred millisieverts an hour is…a radiation level strong enough to give someone a five-year dose of radiation within one hour,” said Masayuki Ono.
In other words, if you stood half-a-metre away from one of these puddles for one hour you would be exposed to five times the annual allowable dose for an international nuclear worker. If you stood there for 10 hours you’d develop radiation sickness with symptoms such as a drop in white blood cells and nausea.
As Michiaki Furukawa, a nuclear chemist, told Reuters: “This is a huge amount of radiation. The situation is getting worse.”
At the start of this crisis, it was keeping water out of the Fukushima plant that was TEPCO’s major failing. Now, it is keeping water in. What next in this endless loop of  black farce?
Mark Willacy is a double winner of Australia’s highest journalist award – the Walkley - for coverage of the 2003 Iraq war and the Fukushima meltdown. He is the author of Fukushima (Pan Macmillan, 2013) .

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