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://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
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
'Japanese governmenet doesn't give enough money for nuclear cleanup' 日本政府は福島原発収束に向けて、充分なお金を出さない
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14 October 2013
Radiation levels in seawater outside one of the crippled Fukushima reactors has spiked to the highest level in two years. That’s according to TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It said that radiation levels on Wednesday, the day six workers were exposed to highly radioactive water, jumped 13 times the previous day’s reading. A TEPCO spokesman said that the sudden spike in radiation was caused by construction work near the No. 2 building.
This week’s significant spike in radiation levels is seen as the latest setback for TEPCO. It has repeatedly been slammed for its handling of the nuclear disaster after a massive quake and tsunami that hit the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011, triggering three reactor meltdowns.
TEPCO, which is pouring hundreds of tons of water to keep reactors cool, has struggled to contain the build-up of radioactive water at the plant.
In the latest incident, six workers were exposed to radiation after a pipe connected to a contaminated water treatment system was mistakenly detached. As a result, at least 7 tons of contaminated water escaped the system.
Meanwhile, Japanese officials have said that there is no environmental threat to other countries as radiation will be diluted by the sea. Tokyo, despite lingering concerns over the long-term safety situation at Fukushima, was selected last month to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Voice of Russia spoke with Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, on this issue.
Does everyone really understand the real troubles posed by Fukushima disaster? Is there anything else to discover?
This is a problem that doesn’t seem to go away. And there are 3-4 pieces to it. There is buildup of order in thousand tanks, each tank has a thousand cubic meters of water in it and there is a thousand of those tanks, some of which are leaking directly into the ground. That is problem number one. But problem number two is that the building basements are also leaking and the building basements have lots of radiation left over from the meltdown 2 years ago. So, water flowing in from the ground is in contact with the radiation and now all the buildings on the site are highly radioactive as well. So, Tokyo Electric solution is to build a wall of ice all the way around the entire reactor about 2 km long but the problem is they won’t have it done for at least 2 years. So, the problems we are experiencing now are going to get worse over the next 2 years before Tokyo Electric can begin to turn the corner.
Is the wall of ice the best solution in this case or is there something that would work faster and more effectively?
I had proposed an idea 2 years ago that would have been better. I had proposed instead of keeping the water from leaking into the Pacific, the right solution is to keep clean water from leaking into the building. It is like having a bathtub. Tokyo Electric choice is to build the sides of the bathtub higher to keep the water in the bathtub. My solution is to turn the tap off and prevent the water from filling the tub in the first place. I was told 2 years ago that Tokyo Electric couldn’t afford that. But the solution they are proposing is much more costly. That really gets to the root of the problem. Your question is right on the mark. Tokyo Electric is not an engineering front and they have been asked to do engineering when in fact they’ve been an operating company. And on top of that they don’t have enough money, the Japanese government isn’t giving them enough for an adequate cleanup. So, you have an inadequate firm underfunded from the Japanese government and until those 2 problems get solved we will have leaks and building failures in the future.
How much of a risk is this for the rest of the world and why haven’t members of the worldwide community really stepped in to offer help, to offer funding and consulting services to help liquidate the disaster?
The Japanese government hasn’t asked for help and I don’t know whether that pride or fear that they might find out how bad things really are. Just last week Prime Minister Abe asked for help. But I’ve been contacted by three Americans firms who’ve gone over and bagged to give them their technology and they’ve been rebuffed by the Japanese. So, I really don’t believe that the Japanese want to have an adequate solution here because they can’t afford it. And on the environmental effects of the Pacific, we are contaminating the Pacific Ocean. There was some caesium in the ocean from bomb testing, from mainly the US and Russian programs but also others, but Fukushima is putting in 10 times more caesium than there was before the accident happened. And that is going to work its way up to food chain. The organisms on the bottom of the ocean will become contaminated and then those who eat that will be contaminated and ultimately it will show up in the top fish, the salmon and the tuna.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_10_14/Japanese-government-doesnt-give-enough-money-for-cleanup-after-Fukushima-disaster-expert-2649/