Posts Tagged ‘fukushima’

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Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid 

“…in reality radiation is still there — and it is killing children. They are dying of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroid complications. Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school, others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities are still hiding the truth from us…”

Former mayor of Futaba describes criminal negligence and the poisoning of the population with radiation in Fukushima prefecture.

More on Cesium contamination

 

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Groups Demand FDA Respond to Petition to Lower Limit of Radioactivity Allowed in Food; Institute More Robust Testing

Beltsville, MD — (SBWIRE) — 04/03/2014 – The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) today responded to statements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency is not advising people “to alter their consumption of specific foods imported from Japan or domestically produced food including seafood…” in the wake of the ongoing radioactive releases at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The National Academy of Sciences has stated that there is no safe dose of radiation, therefore FFAN rejects the current high levels that FDA recommends for food. 

FFAN coalition member groups Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Health and Ecological Options Network filed a legal Citizen Petition with the FDA on March 12, 2013 to lower the amount of radioactive cesium allowed in food. The FDA’s only direct response to FFAN’s Citizen Petition is a letter dated June of 2013 stating they require more time to respond. 

Meanwhile Tokyo Electric and Power Co (TEPCO) has admitted to dumping at minimum 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean daily, adding to the Pacific Ocean burden and that of its fish. Bluefin tunacaught off San Diego in an August 2012 study demonstrated elevated amounts of Cesium 134 and 137, which are considered characteristic isotopic markers for Fukushima radiation. The American Medical Association (AMA) resolution has called on the U.S. government to test all U.S. seafood for radiation due to Fukushima and fully report the results to the public. In addition, scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography have found levels of cesium in seawater off the Vancouver Canada coast that can be attributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The levels are currently low, but the presence of cesium 134 confirms the contamination to be from Fukushima Daiichi. 

“If the FDA wants to claim seafood is safe, then they need to institute a more robust food testing process. Considering the continued dumping of Fukushima radiation into the Pacific, we need to constantly monitor our seafood because the contamination levels we see today could certainly change. This catastrophe and its impact on seafood will not be over for a very long time,” stated Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear. 

Three years after the nuclear disaster began in Japan on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, FDA has not authorized a rational, transparent, and binding limit for radiation in food. Instead, they recommend at minimum 1,200 Becquerels per kilogram of Cesium 134 and 137, the highest allowable levels for radiation in food in the world. The FDA’s limit is 12 times higher than Japan’s meaning that, in addition to seafood, other food and beverages considered far too dangerous for consumption there can be exported to U.S. citizens, including vulnerable children and pregnant women. FFAN’s petition seeks to significantly lower the current allowable levels of radiation in all food, including seafood to 5 Bq/kg, nearly identical to the limits proposed by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in Germany and the EU

“Why does FDA think it is ok to expose kids in the us to 12 times more radioactive poison than children in Japan? Even Japan’s limits are not protective enough. If this is the standard FDA uses to determine what is safe, then our children are in danger,” stated Folkers, adding “Without a responsible contamination limit set, the FDA will doom a certain number of people to unnecessary disease, particularly children who are much more vulnerable to radiation.” 

After the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded in 1986, children in Belarus were found to have heart and hormonal problems with approximately 1% of the current U.S. limit for radioactive Cesium in their bodies. Significant areas in the EU remain off limits to cattle and sheep production 28 years after Chernobyl due to its impact on the environment and food supply. 

“The outsourcing of testing to other countries food programs and a lack of transparency in FDA’s own testing has left consumers flying blind when it comes to making personal decisions about food safety,” says Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org. “The current FDA intervention level for radiation in food is far too high and does not consider all the research on health consequences.”

The AMA joins FFAN in demanding the public’s ‘Right to Know’ regarding radiation levels in food. Both want a national database and transparent seafood testing, and FFAN invites others to join in demanding that FDA reduce the amount of radiation permitted in our food in a transparent and responsible manner.Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN)is a coalition of groups and concerned citizens working for safe food policy in the U.S. 

NEWS FROM FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT AWARENESS NETWORK www.FFAN.us 

CONTACT:Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclearwww.beyondnuclear.org 240-354-4314 

Nancy Foust, research team member of SimplyInfo.org and the Fukushima Project 605-413-4282 www.Simplyinfo.org

 

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Learn about radiation contamination:

The Future Children of Fukushima

 

Earthquake and Tsunami damage-Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan

Japan Times:

Fukushima No. 1 engineer’s warning to Taiwan: Nuclear power unstable

“A Japanese engineer who helped build reactor 4 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said such plants are inherently unstable, urging Taiwan to ditch atomic energy for renewable resources.”

You don’t know how many ignorant imbeciles I come across, who defend the nuke racket with lies they’ve heard and then repeat.  It’s refreshing to see an insider and nuclear expert tell the truth.  Not that the ignorant trolls care about that.

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Solid roundup of current info on the Fukushima catastrophe and cover- up:

Fukushima Meltdowns: A Global Conspiracy of Denial

 

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The yellow dots represent the level that spurred the world’s nuclear states to ban all surface nuclear weapons testing four decades ago. 

 

Fukushima: Wave of Radiation Will Be Ten Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests.

US Government Cover-Up:

The government said it was just doing a routine “background radiation” check, but that it was really measuring the amount of “hot particles” in the Seattle area (starting at 27:00). Hot particles are inhaled and become very dangerous “internal emitters”. The government then covered up the results on the basis of “national security”.

As the Washington Department of Health noted at the time:

A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. [Seattle is in King County.] The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials.

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Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes.

Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and National Nuclear Security Administration sent low-flying helicopters over the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 to test for radiation. But they have not released the results.

 

If anyone still buys the propaganda about radiation, on how “safe” and “low” it is, of no concern to them and their children, they need to read this.

Japan Crisis Begins To Stabilise After Quake Disaster

 

Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue

At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday.

“We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner, who is representing 51 crew members suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Daiichi energy plant.

 

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  • Question: How much radioactive cesium is safe to eat?
  • Answer: Zero.

“On average, fish in the 33,000 tests had 18 becquerels per kilo of radioactive cesium… Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.” -CTV

The Japanese government is now responsible for contaminating a large swath of the north Pacific and the fish that live in that irradiated environment.  This contamination is undeniable and continues daily constituting a crime, a massive crime on a scale seldom seen.  The collusion of other nuclear states in trying to minimize the perception of harm from this contamination makes them partners in the crime.  Fukushima is perhaps the greatest environmental crime ever perpetrated and it continues every day.

Legions of troll shills — and deluded true believers — attempt to type away the real harm spewing into the ocean.  They rely on old and discredited studies to pretend that the cancer and disease risks are negligible (to them), and that we should just accept this poisoning without taking action to oppose them.  This immoral position they hold must be challenged and their junk science called out as a fraud.

The Children of Chernobyl

The Future Children of Fukushima

Cancer Risk Model Undercounts Victims:

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Nuclear industry lies include a one-size fits all concept called “dose” of radioactivity.  This is an apples vs. oranges fallacy.  Being beamed from outside your body vs. ingesting radiation and having it take up residence inside the nuclei of your cells are two completely different situations.  Any honest scientist must accept that.  The nuclear mafia employs very few of those.

Dr. Chris Busby:

Fukushima Fallout Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies

“For what is done by these people is to dismiss any evidence of increased rates of cancer or any other disease by shouting at it: “the doses were too low”. In this way, reality is airbrushed away. What is this quantity “dose”? It is a simple physics-based quantity which represents the absorption of energy from radiation. One Sievert of gamma radiation is one Joule per kilogram of living tissue.

This might work for external radiation. But it doesn’t work for internal exposures to radioactive elements which can produce huge effects on cellular DNA at low average “doses”. It is like comparing warming yourself in front of the fire with eating a hot coal. Or comparing a punch to stabbing. Same dose, same energy. Very different effects…

Our paper reports 44 confirmed thyroid cancer cases in 0-18 year olds in Fukushima prefecture in the last six months (a figure that has since risen to 53). In the hypothyroidism paper we discuss the 44 cases relative to the population and calculate that this represents an 80-fold excess based on national data prior to the Fukushima Iodine releases.

This presents a severe challenge to Dr Wolfgang Weiss of the UN and WHO, who stated last year that no thyroid cancers could result from the Fukushima disaster as the “doses were too low”. How does he explain the 80-fold increase in this normally rare condition?

Or rather, when will he admit that the entire scientific model that underpins his views is fraudulent? And that nuclear radiation is – roughly speaking – 1,000 times more dangerous to human health than he is letting on?”

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I have to say something.

Tepco to start fuel removal from Fukushima reactor 4 pool Monday

“Full-scale removal (from the accident-stricken unit) is a very important process in moving ahead with the plant’s decommissioning,” Tepco spokesman Masayuki Ono told a press conference adding that the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units that were damaged in the 2011 nuclear crisis…

Once the container is filled with 22 fuel assemblies, it will be put on a trailer and taken to another pool in a different building about 100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”

Two and a half years after 4 meltdowns destroyed the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, TEPCO is finally going to try removing fuel rods from the destroyed pool, before they ignite and release more Chernobyl level catastrophes into the environment.

It’s quite beyond me why everyone responsible at TEPCO for this travesty isn’t in prison, or better yet, chained to a workstation in the radioactive plant.

But let’s examine these wondrous revelations from Japan (which should also be held responsible for contaminating our coastline).  What does this tell us?

“the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units

 

It means they have no idea what they are doing in the slightest.  They never prepared for a situation where they would have to simply remove the dangerous fuel and store it elsewhere after a disaster.  TEPCO is manufacturing, dangerously storing, and babysitting the most deadly substances on earth, but they are still muddling through how to actually handle them safely.  This is Strangelove-level absurd.

What else does this article reveal (other than glossing over very real Crimes Against Humanity)?

“100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”

 

A wonderful 100 meter safe buffer, still in a tsunami and earthquake zone with several destroyed hot nuclear reactors that could make further repairs and excavation impossible if conditions worsen.  These are the best and brightest minds Japan has to offer?   Seems this is a TEPCO special, patently criminal in every respect with no accountability for the consequences of their catastrophic decisions – not in the past, nor in the future.

But hey, the nuclear industry is gonna save us!  It’s environmental and green!   Right.  I’m so glad we’re in the Post Truth Age.  Nothing matters anymore, because you can buy your way to a semi-plausible fairy tale out there in the media, and in the minds of the ignorant.

 

Nuclear Experts: Fukushima Unit 4 has shown signs of collapsing — Underneath buildings it’s becoming saturated — “Known fractures in soil” — Large structure already went down at plant after ground was super-saturated and had mudslide in March 2011
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See what radiation does to human beings:

The Future Children of Fukushima

 

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After two and a half years of essentially ongoing Crimes Against Humanity, poisoning the Pacific Ocean and the mainland of Japan, the government may finally get around to taking control of the site.

“The trade minister, who visited the facility late on Monday, blamed the operator’s lax maintenance for the leaks and said he would establish a task force to monitor the clean-up at the crippled plant to avoid further instances of leakages, in a clear indication that the government is taking control of recovery operations at the crippled plant.”

These are the ass clowns who are responsible for ensuring the safety of entire populations?  

These assholes should all be in cells, housed at the plant, rotting away as they shovel radioactive waste until they fucking die.

Japan Government May Use Emergency Reserves For Cleanup, Government Takes Control Of Recovery Operations From Tepco

A corporate state is fascism according to Benito Mussolini.  Can this be argued away as anything else?  I don’t think so.  Fight fascism.  Fight the corporate-state.