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!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Decommissioning Fukushima: how Japan will remove nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor 福島原発の廃炉に向けて: どのようにして、使用済み燃料棒を破壊された圧力容器からとりだすのか?

Experts say no one has ever attempted such a procedure before and that a mistake could be disastrous

Playing 'pick-up-sticks'
Did you ever play pick up sticks?” asked a foreign nuclear expert who has been monitoring Tepco’s efforts to regain control of the plant. “You had 50 sticks, you heaved them into the air and than had to take one off the pile at a time. “If the pile collapsed when you were picking up a stick, you lost,”
7 November, 2013

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is soon to begin the delicate and perilous process of removing 1,534 nuclear fuel rods from a storage pool at the site.

In the coming days it will begin a dry run of the procedure at the No. 4 reactor, which experts have warned carries grave risks. The operator had been scheduled to start the actual removal on Friday, but the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organisation this week insisted that Tokyo Electric Power Co. carry out a test to ensure that every part of its plan goes smoothly, delaying the operation for some two weeks.

The authorities' insistence on additional checks suggests there are serious concerns about the ability of the utility to handle the aftermath of the second-worst nuclear accident in history. Tepco's very public failures in the 32 months since the plant was devastated by the magnitude-9 earthquake and the tsunami that it triggered have shaken confidence in Japan's nuclear industry, both here and around the world.

And despite the fears of nuclear energy experts, the Japanese public, the government and environmental groups, all agree that the highly irradiated spent fuel must be removed from the damaged storage pool as swiftly as possible.
A key concern is that another major earthquake could cause cracks in the pool, which is nearly 100 feet above the ground, allow the cooling water to escape and expose the rods to the air. That would allow the zirconium alloy cladding to ignite and release radioactive material into the air.
Equally, a misjudgment during the operation to lift the rods out of the pool, transfer them individually to a water-filled cask, lower that to the flat-bed of a truck and then transport the rods to a more secure storage site in the grounds of the power station could lead to another massive release of radiation into the atmosphere.
Tepco says it is confident that the 18-month manoeuvre will go off without a hitch, emphasising that removing rods from a spent fuel pool "is a normal operation that has been done at any nuclear power station, even before the great earthquake."
The company admits there are risks, however, and has publicly vowed to do everything possible to ensure security "under safety-first principles".

Tepco has reinforced the pool containing the rods with concrete and steel and says that tests have determined that the building is still sufficiently strong to withstand another earthquake of the same magnitude as the March 2011 tremor.

An external crane to lift the rods out of the pool has been constructed in a way that no extra weight is added to the shell of the No. 4 reactor building, while the entire procedure will be carried out behind a shell to prevent radiation leaking into the surrounding atmosphere.

Despite all the security measures, experts and environmentalists point out that Unit 4 at the plant contains 10 times as much caesium-137 than was at Chernobyl and that nothing remotely similar has ever been attempted before.

"Did you ever play pick up sticks?" asked a foreign nuclear expert who has been monitoring Tepco's efforts to regain control of the plant. "You had 50 sticks, you heaved them into the air and than had to take one off the pile at a time.
"If the pile collapsed when you were picking up a stick, you lost," he said. "There are 1,534 pick-up sticks in a jumble in top of an unsteady reactor 4. What do you think can happen?

"I do not know anyone who is confident that this can be done since it has never been tried."

Even now, it is not clear whether any of the rods, containing transuranic and transplutonic elements, are cracked, he said.

"At the very least, if there was a catastrophic collapse, I assume there will be a major airborne release of radiation," he said. "But on the other hand, you have to do something."
Others have issued even more dire warnings, with Charles Perrow, a professor emeritus at Yale University, warning: "The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas, including Tokyo.

"Because of the radiation at the site, the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years."
Tepco has focused its efforts on Unit 4 at the plant because it was not operational at the time of the disaster and the reactor did not experience a meltdown. Experts say this makes it the easiest of the four reactors to deal with.

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