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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

Radiation fears slow clean-up in Tohoku

Hosono, who is also responsible for handling the nuclear crisis, agrees the 2.28 million tons of waste in Fukushima will have to be treated on site as radioactive elements have been released into the environment in the prefecture.
When the disaster struck a national outpouring of empathy brought with it offers of help from all over the country.
But these have since dried up and now there are few volunteers for taking waste from Miyagi and Iwate, amid fears it could be contaminated and would be dangerous to burn despite the use of filters in incinerators.
“We want to finish (the clean-up) in three years, but if things continue at the current rate that seems difficult, so we must accelerate,” said Hosono.
“We are taking additional measures, such as constructing temporary incineration sites, but even that will not be enough” without other municipalities playing a part, he said.
Tokyo has already agreed to take some of the debris, “but other localities have not decided anything,” he complained.
The government has sought to reassure opponents with a dedicated website aiming to explain exactly how the waste is dealt with.
It says the incinerators have fine enough filters to prevent radiation being released, and only waste below specific radiation levels will be burned in conventional facilities.
Hosono says ash produced by the incineration is safe.
“The radioactivity measured in the ash is 133 becquerels per kilogram, which is lower than the temporary level set for food, so there is no danger and no need to worry,” he said.


Read full article...
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radiation-fears-slow-tsunami-clean-up?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-01-30_AM

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Number of flu patients surpasses 1.11 million as epidemic spreads

National( 28 )
TOKYO —
The number of influenza patients admitted to medical facilities for treatment in Japan reached 1.11 million in the week leading up to Jan 22, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported on Friday.
The institute says that the increase in the number of infections was due in part to the virus being prevalent among elementary and junior high school students, NHK reported. Reported infections among 5-14-year-olds increased by a factor of 4.3 over the previous week. As a result, the 5-14 age group now consitutes half of the total number of infections, the institute reported....


nothing to do with radiation......

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/number-of-flu-patients-surpasses-1-11-million-as-epidemic-spreads?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-01-28_PM 

Free medical care for Fukushima kids rejected

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Published: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - 12:00 am
The Japanese government has turned down a request by the Fukushima prefectural government to make medical care free for prefectural residents aged 18 and under.
Tatsuo Hirano, state minister for disaster reconstruction and disaster management, met with Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato at the Fukushima prefectural office Saturday to tell him of the government's decision.....

Full report...

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/28/4221971/free-medical-care-for-fukushima.html#storylink=cpy

Mother from Fukushima on current developments.....

Friday, 27 January 2012

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Fukushima Pamphlete translation to stop people evacuating circulated at schools

<Let’s stay cool to think about our reassured, safe, and stable life>

[Children's exposure and Pediatric Society]
1. The dose in thyroid of children living in highly contaminated area in Fukushima has been turned out from the result of the analysis done in the end of March. None of the children were exposed so much that they may have cancer.
2. It’s 1mSv/y in Iwakishi, but it’s 5mSv/y in Fukushimashi and Koriyamashi but the radiation level of Koriyama was not the dangerous level at all. (Note:This sentence does sound strange but it was translated as it is.)
3. The radionuclide attached to the ground (Most of it is cesium) emit beta ray and gamma ray, which is shown as the current radiation level. It is starting to be cleared that the current level of radiation won’t cause cancer.

Full article and translation....

Monday, 23 January 2012

Fukushima may host international conference on nuclear safety: Gemba

January 23, 2012 5:27 am
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Jan. 23 — Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Sunday that the Japanese government may pick Fukushima as the host prefecture for an international conference on nuclear safety to be co-hosted by Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency later this year....

Full article here...

Daftest idea I ever heard.. maybe they want anyone that knows anything to stay away and keep it all "glowing reviews" of the TEPCO handling and their lies.....


Falling radiation permits search for bodies near Fukushima

 ABC Radio report

Updated January 24, 2012 09:27:00
Reporter Mark Willacy reports from Fukushima
Source: AM | Duration: 3min 5sec

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Nuclear critic says Health Canada should have issued warning on radioactive raindrops

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1762654/pg1#29239453

<SNIP>
By Michael Platt,Calgary Sun
First posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 12:00 AM MST

There’s no need to panic — probably.

But not knowing whether to shrug or cower over radioactive iodine falling on Calgary as a result of a meltdown in Japan last year has Canada’s top nuclear critic wondering why.

“There’s no need to be concerned, but what you should be concerned about is why the authorities are so quick to dismiss it,” says Dr. Gordon Edwards.

“Why aren’t they just reporting this stuff and not commenting — they seem to take it upon themselves to deny there’s any danger, even enough to let people know what’s happening.”
<END SNIP>

[link to www.calgarysun.com]

so they knew.... didn't report.... pregnant women should have been told to stay out of the rain....

ok.... so now we're told that rather than panic about the truth... they lied to stop us all from dying from panic???... must have got that theory from TEPCO..... keep smiling canada... it will save you after the fact.... DAMN gobernments....

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Japan to renew nuclear plants by 20 years!!!!!?????

Oh the Humani... INSANITY!!

<snip> Govt to allow 20-yr extension to nuke plants

The Japanese government has said that the lifespan of nuclear power plants can be extended up to 20 years beyond the currently proposed 40-year limit
<end snip>
why????????

[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Preparations going on for reactor endoscopy

VIDEO LINK NHK
Preparations are under way to use an endoscope to examine the inside of a containment vessel of the damaged No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

TEPCO to raise electricity rates for corporate users by 17% from April 1

National
TOKYO —
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Tuesday announced that it will hike electricity bills for corporate users, starting April 1, to cover costs of switching to other forms of power.
TEPCO also said the extra revenue will be needed to compensate those evacuated for radiation risks, as well as the massive costs for shutting down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant....
...Compensation for victims, decontamination expenses and costs for scrapping the plant are likely to balloon to trillions of more yen, and some taxpayer money has already been earmarked for a part of that bill...

Full Article and Comments Here....


Monday, 16 January 2012

building built with radioctive cement has 12 families living in it 1.24 m/serv


<snip>
Gov't to probe radioactive apartment block

National Jan. 17, 2012 - 06:43AM JST ( 24 )
Radiation fears have become part of daily life in Japan AFP
TOKYO —
The government on Monday said it would investigate how an apartment had been built with radioactive concrete in the latest scare from the country’s ongoing nuclear crisis.
Radiation cesium levels of up to 1.24 microsieverts per hour were recorded in the building in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 55 kilometers from the crippled power plant, local authorities said Sunday.
Local media reported that 12 families were living in the block.
<snip>
how many more buildings were built around the same time?
 [link to www.japantoday.com]

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Japanese government is going to build a remote Japanese city in Chennai of India


<This plan was announced without any advance notice, and starting the factories in 2013 is really soon...
...It’s giving some Japanese people the impression that Japanese government is building the ark only for rich people>

[link to fukushima-diary.com]
(translation and full article)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Information control & radionuclide control – Hiroshima vs Fukushima.


<snips> (less than half)
w York Times, Oct 30, 2007, “Why They Call it the Manhattan Project” by William J. Broad.
“In April 1945, General Groves traveled to the newspaper’s offices on West 43rd
Street. He asked that a science writer, William L. Laurence, be allowed to go
on leave to report on a major wartime story involving science.
As early as 1940, before wartime secrecy, Mr. Laurence had reported on
the atomic breakthroughs at Pupin Hall. Now, Dr. Norris said, Mr. Laurence
went to work for the Manhattan Project and became the only reporter to witness
the Trinity test in the New Mexican desert in July 1945, and, shortly thereafter,
the nuclear bombing of Japan.
The atomic age, Mr. Laurence wrote in the first article of a series, began in
the New Mexico desert before dawn in a burst of flame that illuminated “earth
and sky for a brief span that seemed eternal.”
Laurence’s front-page story, U.S. ATOM BOMB SITE BELIES TOKYO TALES: TESTS ON NEW MEXICO RANGE CONFIRM THAT BLAST, AND NOT RADIATION, TOOK TOLL, ran on September 12, 1945, following a three-day delay to clear military censors. “This historic ground in New Mexico, scene of the first atomic explosion on earth and cradle of a new era in civilization, gave the most effective answer today to Japanese propaganda that radiations [sic] were responsible for deaths even after the day of the explosion, Aug. 6, and that persons entering Hiroshima had contracted mysterious maladies due to persistent radioactivity,” the article began.3 Laurence said unapologetically that the Army tour was intended “to give the lie to these claims.”

Laurence then went on to offer his own remarkable editorial on what happened: “The Japanese are still continuing their propaganda aimed at creating the impression that we won the war unfairly, and thus attempting to create sympathy for themselves and milder terms . . . Thus, at the beginning, the Japanese described ‘symptoms’ that did not ring true.”
But Laurence knew better. He had observed the first atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945, and he withheld what he knew about radioactive fallout across the southwestern desert that poisoned local residents and livestock. He kept mum about the spiking Geiger counters all around the test site.

William L. Laurence went on to write a series of ten articles for the Times that served as a glowing tribute to the ingenuity and technical achievements of the nuclear program. Throughout these and other reports, he downplayed and denied the human impact of the bombing. Laurence won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting.
It turns out that William L. Laurence was not only receiving a salary from The New York Times. He was also on the payroll of the War Department


Source: Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 by CommonDreams.org
Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department’s Timesman Won a Pulitzer
by Amy Goodman and David Goodman, [link to www.commondreams.org]

fear that the lingering effects of radiation from the bomb had been underestimated: “I could hardly believe my eyes,” Stone wrote, “when I saw a series of news releases said to be
quoting Oppenheimer, and giving the impression that there is noradioactive hazard. Apparently all things are relative.”[58]
Sources:
57 . Robert S. Stone, M.D., to Lieutenant Colonel H. L. Friedell, U.S. Engineer Corps, Manhattan District, 9 August 1945 (“In reading through the releases . . .”) (ACHRE No. DOE-121494-D-2).
58 . Robert S. Stone, M.D., to Lieutenant Colonel H. L. Friedell, U.S. Engineer Corps, Manhattan District, 9 August 1945 (“As you and many others are aware, a great many of the people . . .”) (ACHRE No. DOE-121494-D-1).
Source Link: [link to www.hss.doe.gov]
Source article title
DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments: Roadmap to the Project
ACHRE Report

At the dawn of the nuclear age, an independent Australian journalist named Wilfred Burchett traveled to Japan to cover the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The only problem was that General Douglas MacArthur had declared southern Japan off-limits, barring the press. Over 200,000 people died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but no Western journalist witnessed the aftermath and told the story.

Burchett sat down on a chunk of rubble with his Baby Hermes typewriter. His dispatch began: “In Hiroshima, thirty days after the first atomic bomb destroyed the city and shook the world, people are still dying, mysteriously and horribly-people who were uninjured in the cataclysm from an unknown something which I can only describe as the atomic plague.”
He continued, tapping out the words that still haunt to this day: “Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller has passed over it and squashed it out of existence. I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world.”

I submit that anyone who has followed the global reporting of the Fukushima disaster taking into account both the often ridiculous Japanese “expert” and government view as well as independent information of a technical nature not presented by mainline mass media outlets, will see direct parallels between the control of information in 1945 and 2011/2012.

Fukushima radiation alarms doctors
Japanese doctors warn of public health problems caused by Fukushima radiation.
Dahr Jamail Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 14:09
“Scientists and doctors are calling for a new national policy in Japan that mandates the testing of food, soil, water, and the air for radioactivity still being emitted from Fukushima’s heavily damaged Daiichi nuclear power plant.
“The situation at the Daiichi Nuclear facility in Fukushima has not yet been fully stabilised, and we can’t yet see an end in sight,” Yanagisawa said. “Because the nuclear material has not yet been encapsulated, radiation continues to stream into the environment.”….”

In the US, physician Janette Sherman MD and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published an essay shedding light on a 35 per cent spike in infant mortality in northwest cities that occurred after the Fukushima meltdown, and may well be the result of fallout from the stricken nuclear plant.

The reality is, from the point of view of the expert on location, “fear that the lingering effects of radiation from the bomb had been underestimated: “I could hardly believe my eyes, when I saw a series of news releases said to be
quoting Oppenheimer, and giving the impression that there is no
radioactive hazard.” Stone, Hiroshima, 1945.
Change the names and dates, and we have the situation in Japan, 2011/2012.
<end snips>

Excellent report that delves into the comparisons between the reporting that is going on about Fukushima (or lack of it) and the bombing of Japan/ Nuclear testing and radioactive contamination of the planet.

The “what we hear”, and “what we don’t hear”, is a widening schism.

The truth is, that we will see ever increasing cancers in both the young and old; sadly, the young first.

Until they encapsulate Fukushima, the radiation continues to spew forth, and contaminate the air that we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.

The “decontamination” myth must be exposed for what it is, and we must be prepared to accept monumental loss of life; for that is what it….

Interestingly, the world press were forbidden to enter the South of Japan in 1945, instead were diverted to the Surrender of the Japanese.. are we seeing the same diversions today about Fukushima?


[Full article]
[link to nuclearhistory.wordpress.com]

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Nuclear decontamination law goes into full force

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A nuclear decontamination law went into full effect Sunday, setting the stage for full-fledged efforts to clean up buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

The central government is responsible for the cleanup efforts in a no-go zone around the crippled plant and other evacuation areas in the seaside prefecture also heavily hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Under the law, which was partially enacted in August, decontamination plans will be formulated by 102 municipalities in eight prefectures where radiation doses are expected to exceed 1 millisievert a year on top of natural background radiation and that from medical treatment.

The cleanup cost in the areas will be shouldered by the central government. The eight prefectures are Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama and Chiba....
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120101p2g00m0dm034000c.html

and last post for the day today... these are the little people we are allowing to die...

AnĂșna in Fukushima, December 2011 from Anuna on Vimeo.

Fukushima allowing dumping of waste into the Pacific off Tokyo!!!!!!

TEPCO Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive Dumping in Tokyo Bay from Fairewinds Energy Education on Vimeo.