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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!

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)

(English) https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Office_of_the_Prosecutor_Iwaki_Branch_Fukushima_Japan_Support_Mari_Takenouchi_and_Radiation_Protection/?pv=4

(Japanese) https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Fu_Dao_Xian_Jian_Cha_Ting_Dian_ziyanarisutonoZhu_Ye_Nei_Zhen_Li_Shi_Save_Kids_JapanwoQi_Su_sinaidekudasai/?pv=8

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


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 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

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/24-3

*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517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517http://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

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/STOP_FUKUSHIMA_RADIATION_UN_ACTION_NEEDED/

Mobilize the U.N. Security Council to declare Fukushima a global emergency;
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mobilize-the-un-security

*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

*福島原発で働く皆さんへ、世界からの暖かいメッセージ http://nuclear-news.net/2013/12/01/to-the-fukushima-workers-we-support-you-address-to-j-village-supplied/

(Japanese translation)http://goo.gl/re5822

*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!

広島・長崎の被爆者援護法:追加1ミリ被曝で被曝者認定、福島事故被害者にも認定を、するべき

The Japanese Gov recognizes radiation related illnesses! http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/atomic-bombs-survivors-received-fair.html


Sunday, 17 November 2013

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


(Posted by Mia on 17/11/13)
Niigata Prefecture Governor Hirohiko Izumida said:
I would not accept the restart of Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant unless Tepco gives a full investigation into the cause of the Fukushima disaster, which should be a starting point that whether to restart or not”
They will not be able to Vent radioactive gases without permission of local residents” , this has been written in the application by Tepco. Just knowing this fact, the Nuclear regulatory Authority (NRA) wouldn't be able to make it pass. I would like to make this fact clearly.”

 Mr. Hirohiko Izumida 


Mr. Izumida had a meeting with the TEPCO president Hirose a couple times, the first point was to criticize Tepco's decision to apply for the restarting and the second point was reported as Mr. Izumida approved of applying the safety regulations to the NRA. Since then, it has been reported in Japanese and foreign media that Niigata prefecture governor Izumida gave the green light towards restarting Kashiwazaki Nuclear Power Plant.

Then...
*The Creditor banks are to loan 500 billion yen to TEPCO 住友、三井、瑞穂、三菱銀行は、来年の再稼動を考慮にいれて、5兆円のローンを東電に融資
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s main creditor banks agreed to provide 500 billion yen ($5 billion) in loans after the utility forecast a fiscal 2014 profit based on assumptions it can restart two nuclear reactors. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201311150052
 
Because...
Ever since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, TEPCO has posted huge annual losses for two consecutive fiscal years.
The creditor banks may stop providing loans if the utility reports a loss once again for this fiscal year. TEPCO plans to return to the black in this fiscal year by restarting the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.
According to its rehabilitation plan, TEPCO planned to resume operations at reactors at the plant in phases from April.
Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Kansai Electric Power Co., Shikoku Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. have also submitted applications for restarts for a total of 12 reactors as early as July 8 2014.
Taking into account that the NRA needs about six months to screen an application, TEPCO decided to apply for permission now, after concluding that it will not be able to restart the reactors for several years if it does not submit applications together with the four other utilities. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201307030055
BUT...

Despite there being all sorts of pressures from pro nuclear groups Mr. Izumida stands on his view firmly.. in his interview in Hodo Radio program that he made clear he would not accept for restarting Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant unless Tepco gave a full investigation on the cause of the Fukushima disaster which should be a starting point that whether to restart or not. He commented that he repeatedly saying this point but never being reported in the media. So he appreciated very much to be invited to this program to say it.

(Source) http://kiikochan.blog136.fc2.com/blog-entry-3362.html 報道するラジオ 「原発再稼働をめぐる攻防・泉田裕彦・小出裕章・古賀茂明」25/10/13
Talk on “offense and defense” (or battle) over restarting reactors with Niigata Prefecture Governor Hirohiko Izumida, Prof. Hiroaki Koide at Kyoto Nuclear Laboratory, former METI civil officer. Shigeaki Koga, Master of the ceremony: Ms. Mizuno
http://youtu.be/OUwMpTIIDU0?t=35m49s
(Abstract translation by Mia)
He has been followed by a mysterious black car and he has had his personal life checked by nuclear village to find any of his weakness. Apparently, they couldn't find anything to tarnish his reputation or defeat his views. So, they have been attacking his character instead by saying untrue stories about him such as
he is strange”,
he got angry”,
there must had been various difficulties while he was working for the METI, therefore he left it .....”
Mr. Izumida had requested to have a meeting with Mr. Tanaka, the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, however Mr. Tanaka has been rejecting his offer with the reason that he doesn't normally have private meetings with people from the utility companies that are checked by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency because if he does he would be questioned of his fairness and impartiality. 「審査をされる側の電力会社等々と密室で会うという事は公正中立性を疑われるんでやりません」 This from the same gentleman who said that he would happily have a private meeting with Mr. Hirose, president of Tepco in the near future, which seems contradictory.
水野:泉田知事、規制委員会が原発再稼働、安全審査でOKを出した時にはですね、
地元としてはどうなります? 了承は必要ですが、その時は。
When he was asked what he would do if the Nuclear Regulatory Agency passed the safety regulation, he said “If the NRA passes the safety regulation for the Kashiwazaki Nuclear Plant, it would mean that the NRA is not considering the safety of local citizens. Therefore, their credibility would be very much questioned.
The Vents will not be able to be used without the permission of the local residents” is written on the application by Tepco. With knowing this fact NRS wouldn't be able to make it pass. I would like everybody to know this fact.
(Editor's note: No reactor can be restarted without the permission by the prefecture governor.)
*Niigata governor opposes nuke plant restarts, criticizes TEPCO 3/7/13 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201307030055


*Fukushima: Leaking problems to cover up something unusual at reactor 1 and 3 おしどりマコ氏「汚染水のタンク漏えいは1号機と3号機のがれき撤去を隠すための目くらましだ」と発言

Tepco and the Japanese government announced in 2011 soon after the Fukushima accident that explosions at reactor 13 were a hydrogen explosion, however, this hasn’t proved scientifically yet. It is important to investigate at the scene to find out a cause of explosions before clearing up highly radioactive debris from reactor buildings. But Tepco started to clear up the debris at reactor 1 and 3 building from this summer.
 



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