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Thursday, September 12, 2019

JAPAN TO DUMP 1 MILLION TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WATER INTO PACIFIC




ABOVE: A DEAD SEA LION ON CALIFORNIA'S COAST SHOWS HIGH RADIATION READINGS.

  Published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies:
"If iodine-131 is taken up by seaweed or plankton, it can be transferred to fish, which are in turn eaten by larger fish, as has been seen in the Irish Sea.

Fish can also take in radionuclides in the water through their gills, and radionuclides can be ingested by mollusks. But Edward Lazo, deputy division head for radiation protection at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, said, “This is not a fully developed science and there are lots of uncertainties.”

Radioactive iodine is taken up by the thyroid in humans and marine mammals — or in the case of fish, thyroid tissue — and is also readily absorbed by seaweed and kelp.

Cesium acts like potassium and is taken up by muscle. Cesium would tend to stay in solution and can eventually end up in marine sediment where, because of its long half life, it will persist for years. Because marine organisms use potassium they can also take up cesium. “Cesium behaves like potassium, so would end up in all marine life,” said Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Maryland.
 “It certainly will have an effect.”


AS THE GUARDIAN, UK, REPORTED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2019:

"The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.

Tepco admitted last year that the water in its tanks still contained contaminants beside tritium [EVEN AFTER THEY "TREATED IT].

“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” the environment minister, Yoshiaki Harada, told a news briefing in Tokyo on September 10, 2019.

One recent study by Hiroshi Miyano, who heads a committee studying the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi at the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, said it could take 17 years to discharge the treated water after it has been diluted to reduce radioactive substances to levels that meet the plant’s safety standards.

Any decision to dispose of the waste water into the sea would anger local fishermen, who have spent the past eight years rebuilding their industry.

Nearby South Korea has also voiced concern over the impact it would have on the reputation of its own seafood.

Last month, Seoul summoned a senior Japanese embassy official to explain how Fukushima Daiichi’s waste water would be dealt with.

The government spent 34.5bn yen (£260m) to build a frozen underground wall to prevent groundwater reaching the three damaged reactor buildings. The wall, however, has succeeded only in reducing the flow of groundwater from about 500 tonnes a day to about 100 tonnes a day.

Japan has come under renewed pressure to address the contaminated water problem before Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics next summer.

Six years ago during the city’s bid for the games, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, assured the international community that the situation was 'under control'."

A LOT OF EXPERTS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM OTHER NATIONS, JAPANESE RESIDENTS AND ACTIVISTS STRONGLY DISAGREE.
The government must commit to the only environmentally acceptable option for managing this water crisis which is long term storage and processing to remove radioactivity, including tritium,” Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany, said in an email.   



As far back as 2014, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) recommended a controlled release of all this water into the ocean as 'the safest course of action', and Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Agency (NRA) has made similar recommendations. 
SAFE?
THE HELL IT IS! 


A 'Tritiated Water Task Force' convened by Japan's Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry (METI) in 2013 (PDF) examined five options in detail, including evaporating it and releasing it into the atmosphere, releasing it into the atmosphere as hydrogen gas, injecting it into deep geologic strata, storing it underground, and diluting it and discharging it into the ocean.
For reasons of cost, available technology, time required, and 'safety', in its final report issued in June, 2016, the task force concluded that ocean discharge was the least objectionable approach.


Japan Times: Fukushima’s tritiated water to be dumped into sea, TEPCO chief saysJuly 14, 2017


BOTTOM LINE...DUMPING IT IS CHEAP AND THE CURRENTS WILL CARRY IT AWAY FROM JAPAN, WHICH THEY HOPE WILL REDUCE THE RADIATION LEVELS BEFORE THE OLYMPICS.
LET THE MARINE LIFE, FISHERMEN, ALL WHO DEPEND ON FOOD FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ALL THE REST OF THE WORLD SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES...SHINZO ABE SAYS THE GAMES MUST BEGIN!

SPEND BILLIONS FOR THE GAMES, BUT NOTHING TO SAVE HUMAN LIVES. 


JAPAN EXPECTS THE WORLD TO ACCEPT THE DISPROVEN MYTH THAT THE OCEAN CAN "CLEAN UP" THEIR MESS BY DISSOLVING ALL THAT DEADLY RADIATION. A FEW OF US KNOW NOW THAT IT HASN'T, THAT IT CAN'T, THAT IT WON'T.

YALE REPORTED: 
Radioactivity in the Ocean: Diluted, But Far from Harmless

"The floating debris will likely be carried by currents off of Japan toward Washington, Oregon and California before turning toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia, circulating in what is known as the North Pacific gyre, said Curt Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades tracking flotsam.

“All this debris will find a way to reach the West coast or stop in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a swirling mass of concentrated marine litter in the Pacific Ocean, said Luca Centurioni, a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego." 

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN...FOR AS LONG AS THEY RELEASE RADIATION INTO THE OCEAN. 
 
ABE DOESN'T DARE DO A RELEASE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE BECAUSE THEN WE KNOW FROM HISTORY THAT HIS RADIATION WILL FALL ON THE EARTH FOR HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF YEARS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
THEN ANYONE WITH A GOOD GEIGER COUNTER COULD SCREAM BLOODY MURDER WHEN THAT RADIATION SET OFF THE ALARMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
AS WE'VE SEEN, NO ONE IS PROPERLY AND HONESTLY MONITORING THE OCEANS.
HE CAN GET BY WITH MURDER BY GOING THAT ROUTE.

JAPAN OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T HAVE THE DESIRE TO PRODUCE SAFE CONTAINMENT VESSELS FOR TOXIC WASTE, DECIDING TO GO THE CHEAPEST ROUTE OF USING CHEAP, SHODDY TANKS INSTEAD.

IT'S AN ISLAND NATION WITHOUT THE LAND MASS TO SAFELY STORE THAT MUCH CONTAMINANT AWAY FROM HUMAN POPULATIONS, SO, SINCE HIS INEPT CREW JUST CAN'T SEEM TO FUNCTION LIKE RUSSIA'S DID TO QUICKLY CONTAIN THIS TOXIC "ACCIDENT", HE'S LOOKING AT 40 TO 100 YEARS OF MAKING ROOM FOR A MILLION TONS OF WASTE WATER EVERY 8 YEARS (AT LEAST) PLUS ALL THE DAILY SOLID WASTE, ALL THE RECONTAMINATED LAND AND EVERYTHING ON IT AFTER EACH RAIN, EACH TYPHOON, EACH EARTHQUAKE, EACH OPEN-AIR FIRE, EACH TIME THE WIND BLOWS THERE.

JAPAN HAS A VERY LIMITED FRESH WATER SUPPLY AND ABE KNOWS THIS ACCIDENT HAS ALREADY FOREVER POLLUTED SOME AQUIFERS AND MANY RIVERS AND STREAMS THERE.
TO INJECT THE TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH WOULD MEAN POLLUTING EVERY AQUIFER IN JAPAN THAT ISN'T ALREADY POLLUTED. 



FROM THE LEADING NEWSPAPER IN JAPAN: 
"Treated water at Fukushima plant far too unsafe to be dumped soon"

"Steps to purify radioactive water buildup at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have come to naught, forcing the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., to go back to the drawing board.

METI has been pushing TEPCO to accelerate the processing of contaminated water to show the world gathering in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics that the situation in Fukushima was under control and the region well on its way to rebuilding." 

[As of June, 2018, they listed 850,000 tons of contaminated nuclear waste water was already in tanks.]



"On Sept. 28, 2018, TEPCO acknowledged that about 80 percent of the water in giant storage tanks on the premises exceeded government standards for radioactive materials even though it had already been processed [to decontaminate it].

Some of the "processed" water showed concentrations of radioactive materials at more than about 20,000 times the standard used to determine if the water is safe enough to [be] discharge[d] into the ocean.

Tests showed that strontium 90 was present in some tanks at levels of about 600,000 becquerels per liter of water, which is about 20,000 times the safety standard.

Strontium 90 has a half-life of about 29 years. It could lead to bone cancer or leukemia after being absorbed in the bones by breathing it, or ingesting it.

Utility officials also pointed to a delay in the replacement of absorbent in the ALPS device used to remove the radioactive substances.

TEPCO...could not rule out the possibility that radioactive materials at levels exceeding safety standards would again be detected even if that step is taken."


AGAIN, AS I'VE SAID MANY TIMES HERE, STRONTIUM, CESIUM, TRITIUM ARE BUT THREE OF THE DOZENS OF RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES KNOWINGLY RELEASED DAILY FROM FUKUSHIMA.             

NASA REPORTED FUKUSHIMA POLONIUM AND RADIOACTIVE IODINE SHOWED UP AT THEIR STENNIS FACILITY IN  MISSISSIPPI IN THE USA.  

From the study,  'Release of plutonium isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident', by Jian ZHENG, Keiko TAGAMI, and Shigeo UCHIDA, 
Research Center for Radiation Protection, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inage, Chiba, Japan: 

"It was found that... the inventories of Pu isotopes in the reactors in the Fukushima DNPP were ca. (about) 3.5 times higher than those in the Chernobyl reactor.
Schwantes, et al, reported an estimation that roughly 2 X 10 to the third power % of the total plutonium inventory from Units 1 and 3 WAS released into the environment, which is two orders of magnitude higher than those of Zheng et al, and Grambow and Poinssot. 

IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR (2019), VOICE OF AMERICA REPORTED

"Fukushima Contaminants Found in Alaska’s Bering Strait"
NOAA scientists found trace amounts of Fukushima-linked radionuclides in muscle tissue of fur seals on Alaska’s St. Paul Island in the southern Bering Sea. There was no testing of the water there. The way the currents work does bring the water up from the south.


IT'S NO WONDER RADIONUCLIDES ARE FOUND SO FAR AWAY...THE CESIUM IS KNOWN TO BE CONTAINED IN GLASS 'MICROPARTICLES', AND THE URANIUM IS ENCASED IN WHAT IS TERMED 'URANIUM BUCKYBALLS', WHICH ARE NOT SOLUBLE IN WATER.

IN A STUDY NOT PUBLISHED WIDELY, BUT PUBLISHED BY CORNELL UNIVERSITY: 

"Caesium fallout in Tokyo on 15th March, 2011 is dominated by highly radioactive, caesium-rich microparticles" 

"In order to understand the chemical properties and environmental impacts of low-solubility Cs-rich microparticles (CsMPs) derived from the FDNPP, the CsMPs collected from Tokyo were investigated at the atomic scale using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and dissolution experiments were performed on the air filters.

Remarkably, CsMPs 0.58-2.0 micrometer in size constituted 80%-89% of the total Cs radioactivity during the initial fallout events on 15th March, 2011. The CsMPs from Tokyo and Fukushima exhibit the same texture at the nanoscale: aggregates of Zn-Fe-oxide nanoparticles embedded in amorphous SiO2 glass.

The Cs is associated with Zn-Fe-oxide nanoparticles or in the form of nanoscale inclusions of intrinsic Cs species,rather than dissolved in the SiO2 matrix.
The Cs concentration in CsMPs from Tokyo (0.55-10.9 wt%) is generally less than that in particles from Fukushima (8.5-12.9 wt%).

The radioactivity per unit mass of CsMPs from Tokyo is still as high as 1E11 Bq/g, which is extremely high for particles originating from nuclear accidents.
Thus, inhalation of the low-solubility CsMPs would result in a high localized energy deposition by beta (0.51-12)*1E-3 Gy/h within the 100-micrometer-thick water layer on the CsMP surface) and may have longer-term effects compared with those predicted for soluble Cs-species."

The paper is now open and free to download.


The discovery of sparingly-soluble Fukushima-derived cesium microparticles, first documented by Adachi et al in 2013, and since then confirmed by many others.


SEE ALSO: "
DNA damage induction during localized chronic exposure to an insoluble radioactive microparticle"; Matsuya et al., 2019


KEPT OUT OF THE HEADLINES:

Fukushima-derived cesium-enriched microparticles (CsMPs), in which the cesium is often bonded within glass-like silicates, have been found all over Japan, even in Tokyo, the main site of those upcoming Olympics.

Uranium buckyballs were found all along America's west coast beginning years ago.   

The Asia-Pacific Journal,Vol.12,Issue 7,No.4,February 17,2014
Extract A:

‘…Throughout this time the reactors continuously plumed out radiation into the environment.When seen through the refracted gaze of the media, it seemed as though the radioactive plumes that escaped the Daiichi plant were severe, but episodic and limited.

In fact, the plumes that made their way into the atmosphere after the venting and hydrogen explosions were peak releases, but they were merely steps above an already elevated level that fluctuated but never stopped.

One way to visualize this is to imagine the plume as a spotlight that swept back and forth, continuously pluming out radioactivity in the direction that light was shone: as the wind shifted the plume would move, but it never stopped.

The plume was unrelenting (and, arguably, still is today in another mode, as contaminated water leaks into the ocean), and as this radioactivity has been released into the environment, it has incrementally distributed collective, cumulative doses whose consequences for public health were terrifying in the early days of the crisis but may well be even worse in the long-term…."

THEN THERE'S ABE'S APPETITE FOR OWNING "THE BOMB".
NBC DID A WEAK ARTICLE ON 'THE BOMB IN JAPAN'S BASEMENT' IN 2011. 

"According to a senior Japanese government official deeply involved in the country’s nuclear energy program, Japan has been able to build nuclear weapons ever since it launched a plutonium breeder reactor and a uranium enrichment plant 30 years ago.

“Japan already has the technical capability, and has had it since the 1980s,” said the official. He said that once Japan had more than five to 10 kilograms of plutonium, the amount needed for a single weapon, it had “already gone over the threshold,” and had a nuclear deterrent. 

Japan now has 9 tons of plutonium stockpiled at several locations in Japan and another 35 tons stored in France and the U.K. The material is enough to create 5,000 nuclear bombs. The country also has 1.2 tons of enriched uranium.

The U.S. wants Japan to return 331 kilos of weapons grade plutonium – enough for between 40 and 50 weapons – that it supplied during the Cold War.

[E]xperts suggest getting from raw plutonium to a nuclear weapon could take as little as six months after the political decision to go forward. A senior U.S. official familiar with Japanese nuclear strategy said the six-month figure for a country with Japan’s advanced nuclear engineering infrastructure was not out of the ballpark, and no expert gave an estimate of more than two years.

In February (2014), the official Chinese news agency Xinhua published a commentary that said if a country "hoards far more nuclear materials than it needs, including a massive amount of weapons grade plutonium, the world has good reason to ask why."
For at least four or five years, said Leonard Spector, deputy director of the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies in Monterey, the Japanese plutonium stockpile has been mentioned as a threat in Chinese defense white papers.

The Abe government has pushed for an aggressive decontamination program, made a grand show of removing topsoil, chopping trees and washing down houses and roads in contaminated areas, though experts say the effort only caused the contamination to move from one place to another, creating massive amounts of radioactive waste and the need for its long-term storage.

NEITHER TEPCO NOR THE ABE REGIME HAVE ANY INTENTION OF PAYING THE ENORMOUS PRICE OF LONG-TERM NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE.
TO SAFELY BURY THE WASTE WOULD COST ABOUT $4 BILLION TO $6 BILLION PER YEAR AND TEPCO HAS ALREADY STATED THAT IT WILL BE AT LEAST FORTY YEARS BEFORE THEY CAN FULLY DECOMMISSION AND COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN AT FUKUSHIMA.
 


According to a declaration filed Dec. 19, 2013, with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by economist Mark Cooper, a senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment of the Vermont Law School, conservative estimates put the additional costs of at-reactor storage and disposal in a permanent repository between $210 billion to $350 billion.


ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, JULY 23, 2018: 
"The half-lives of some of these elements stretch into tens, if not hundreds of thousands of years.

[The U.S.] is spending $6 billion a year trying to deal with the problem, and we’ll continue to spend $4.5 to $5 billion a year without solving the problem.

The projected total cost of clean-up after the Manhattan Project is well over $300 billion.

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over 75 sites in 35 states. In 2016, Stanford scholars discussed why there was no clear way forward for its final disposal. Not much has improved.

The Department of Energy was to take ownership of this fuel on January 1, 1998, but they didn’t because there was no geologic repository.

Now the utilities who have the fuel have to continue to deal with it onsite. They have sued the federal government for its failure to take ownership of the fuel, so now we pay about half-a-billion dollars a year to the utilities for their simply keeping the fuel because there’s no place for it to go.

The projected cost of this penalty, let’s say, is something on the order of many tens of billions of dollars, depending on how long the spent fuel has to remain at the reactor sites.

The cost of doing nothing over time will be equivalent to what we charge the rate payers, $40 billion over time. That doesn’t even include compensation to workers in defense facilities, soldiers exposed during atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons, and so on.
For the spent fuel, the volume — 80,000 metric tons — sounds like a lot, but compared to Gigatonnes of carbon emitted by burning fossil fuels, its volume is not so great. It’s well-contained, but there are some difficulties with how it’s stored. In some cases, the used fuel is kept in pools. Those pools have filled, and they weren’t meant for extended storage. We should be trying to get that fuel into what are called dry casks: obelisks of concrete and metal."             

Forbes, Sep 08, 2017:
In the immediate aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, Japan idled all 54 of its nuclear plants. Now, though, five of them are back.

54 SITES ON THAT SMALL ISLAND NATION PLAGUED BY TYPHOONS, EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, TSUNAMIS, AND HIGH COASTAL WINDS DAILY. 

LOOKING AT JAPAN, WHY WOULD SUCH A SMALL NATION EMPLOY ALMOST AS MANY NUCLEAR REACTORS AS AMERICA IF IT HAD NO SAFE WASTE STORAGE FACILITY?

LOOKING AT JAPAN, IN COMPARISON TO CHERNOBYL, SHINZO ABE HAS NO INTENTION OF LOSING ANY LAND TO A LONG-TERM EXCLUSION ZONE.
HE'D RATHER KEEP COMPENSATING TEPCO IN THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES AND LIES THAN MAKE PAYMENTS TO THOSE DAMAGED MOST BY HIGH LEVELS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE.
HE EVEN ISSUED A BAN ON ANYONE PUBLICLY STATING THAT CANCERS OR DEATHS IN JAPAN ARE CAUSED BY FUKUSHIMA RADIATION.

HE'D RATHER COMPENSATE TEPCO THAN ADMIT TO THE CITIZENS OF PLANET EARTH THAT HE IS KNOWINGLY IRRADIATING THEM EVERY SINGLE DAY.

HE WANTS EVERYTHING DECLARED OVER AND DONE SO HE CAN SCREW-OVER THE WORLD FOR AS LONG AS IT PLEASES HIM TO...ALL WHO ARE IN THE PATH OF THAT DAILY FALLOUT, ALL WHO UNKNOWINGLY DRINK CONTAMINATED WATER OR EAT CONTAMINATED FOODS, ALL WHO COME TO THE ABSOLUTELY CRIMINAL TOKYO OLYMPICS.

WHO ARE HIS CHIEF ACCOMPLICES?
EVERY NUCLEAR "REGULATORY" AGENCY (aka, NUCLEAR REGULATORY ABOMINATION) ON EARTH, THOSE WHO HAVE ALLOWED ALL OF US TO BE RADIATED EVERY DAY SINCE THE FIRST NUCLEAR TESTS.



(Reuters, Dec. 5, 2013) - Storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant like one that spilled almost 80,000 gallons of radioactive water this year were built in part by workers illegally hired in one of the poorest corners of Japan.

An Okinawa crew was recruited by Token Kogyo, an unregistered broker, and passed on to work at the Fukushima plant under the direction of Tec, a larger contractor which reported to construction firm Taisei Corp, records show.
That practice of having workers hired by a broker but managed by another contractor is banned under Japanese law to protect workers from having their wages skimmed and to clarify who is responsible for their safety.

At Fukushima, the workers from Okinawa were told by a Tec supervisor to lie to the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, and say they were employed by Tec.

As an interim measure, Tepco rushed an order for steel tanks that could be put together quickly after being shipped in parts and assembled on site.
These bolted-style storage tanks, each as tall as a 3-story building, were intended to last only until 2016.

In August, one of the tanks was discovered to have leaked about 300 tons of water.

[HOW MANY MORE LEAKERS CAN WE IMAGINE THAT TEPCO NEVER REPORTS?]

Weeks later, radiation at the ground near one of the tanks spiked to a level so high that it would have caused radiation sickness within an hour if a worker had been directly exposed.
That spike, after an apparent leak of radioactive water, occurred in the same area where the Okinawa crew had been working. 

Workers at Fukushima splashed by toxic water | The Japan Times


July, 2013:
"The fluid splashed onto the men when they accidentally removed a pipe connected to the system, officials from Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

The highly toxic water spilled out in the incident, covering the desalination facility’s entire floor, Tepco said.

About 10 tons of water may have leaked, the utility said, noting the pipe in a reading in August contained some 37 million becquerels per liter of radioactive substances that emit beta rays such as strontium-90, against the legal limit of 30 becquerels for strontium-90.

The mishap is the latest in a spate of leaks and problems caused by human error.

Wednesday’s incident will do little to improve the commonly held view that Tepco is making a mess of handling the crisis.

Earlier this week it was revealed a worker had accidentally switched off power to pumps keeping broken reactors at a steady temperature.

Tepco workers have been pouring thousands of tons of water onto the reactors to keep them cool.

The radioactive water is being stored in around 1,000 tanks, which have recently been the source of leaks.

Tepco has so far revealed no clear plan for the water stored on the site, but experts have said that ultimately it will have to be dumped in the Pacific once it has been scoured of the worst of its radioactive load.
But this suggestion faces opposition from fishermen, environmental groups and neighboring countries."

THAT "SCOURING", AS WE SAW ABOVE, LIKE ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT TEPCO/THE ABE REGIME HAS TRIED, FAILED.

THEY FAIL AND THEN THEY LIE ABOUT FAILING UNTIL THEY'RE BUSTED, THEN SHRUG, SAY, "OOPS, SORRY" AND GO RIGHT BACK TO DOING WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING FOR 8 YEARS NOW.

HERE IS A LIST OF MAJOR RADIOACTIVE POISONS IN OUR DAILY RADIOACTIVE "COCKTAIL" FROM JAPAN:

"Pu 239 is an alpha emitter, has a half life of 240,000 years, mimics iron and goes to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. It causes 10 to 1000 times more chromosome damage than the same amount of gamma or beta radiation. It is pyrophoric (combusts upon contact with oxygen) and changes its volume and density with temperature change. Its heat makes it highly toxic when ingested, glows in the dark (Pu 238), and currently fuels the Curiosity rover on Mars.

Caesium 137, a gamma emitter, is the most abundant fission product in nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. Its half-life of 30 yrs, high-energy decay, chemical reactivity and high solubility (Ci), means that Cs 137 will be present for roughly 300 years after Fukushima. It attracts to muscle tissues (prostate/ovary/breast cancer) and causes malignant muscle cancers (rhabdomyosarcomas, heart arrhythmias and cardiac arrests, muscle seizures, loss of consciousness, memory loss).

Strontium (Sr89-90) mimics calcium, goes to the bone and teeth, causes bone cancers and leukemia and is radioactive for 300 years.

Along with the above, there are many other radionuclides in the inventory of nuclear reactors:

Alpha particles – thorium, radium, neptunium, curium 244, americium 241, californium, polonium 210 (transuranic and actinides);

Gamma particles – Cobalt 60, Irridium 92, Barium 137, Iodine 131, Lanthanum 140; Beta – Tritium, Phosphorous, Nickel, Carbon;

Alpha and Beta particles – Strontium 90, Cadmium 113, Europium 155, Krypton 85, Tin 121 (Sn), Samarium 90; noble gases – Xenon and Iodine 131.

As the weight or chemical mass of a radionuclide causes most damage to internal structures, when ingested, heavy alpha particles (PLUTONIUMS ESPECIALLY) are even more destructive than beta and gamma emitters."


BREATHE, EAT, DRINK, GO OUTSIDE AND GET YOUR DAILY FUKUSHIMA RADIATION DOSES, PEOPLE OF EARTH. 

WE ARE VICTIMS OF ABE'S SILENT NUCLEAR WAR. 

AFTER ALMOST 9 YEARS, IT WILL BE 9 YEARS IN MARCH, 2020, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING THAT NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO STOP THIS MADNESS.









//WW

Thursday, September 5, 2019

FINAL WARNING ON THE 5G NETWORK. LEARN OR PERISH.





ABOVE: SATELLITE POSITIONS FOR THE 5G NETWORK...THEY'LL BLANKET THE EARTH.     


20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth. 

The first two 5G test satellites were launched by SpaceX in February of 2018. Hundreds of other satellites are expected to be launched in 2019.

The full set of 20,000 satellites could be put in orbit during the next two years.



To put this into perspective, as of September 2017 there were 1,738 operating satellites into orbit around the Earth. This means the number of satellites will be 11 times greater than the current number.  


PEOPLE NEED TO FOCUS MORE ON THE HAZARDOUS MILLIMETER WAVES BEAMED FROM SATELLITES AND TOWERS.  


Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land.

In local urban communities there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street.

As bad as these small cell towers might seem from the standpoint of constant exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation in close proximity to the source, perhaps an even more alarming prospect will be the beaming of millimeter length microwaves at the earth from thousands of new communication satellites.

The FCC gave approval to SpaceX on March 29, 2018, to launch 4,425 satellites into low orbit around the Earth.

The total number of satellites that is expected to be put into low and high orbit by several companies will be 20,000 satellites. 


5G will use Phased Array Antennas to shoot Beams of Radiation at Cell Phones

These satellites will use the same type of phased array antennas as will be used by the ground-based 5G systems.

This means that they will send tightly focused beams of intense microwave radiation at each specific 5G device that is on the Earth and each device will send a beam of radiation back to the satellite.

"SKYNET" IS HERE., AND WE HAD NO SAY IN IT. 

 
Potential Risks to Human Health from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems: 
Paul Ben-Ishai, PhD


METEOROLOGISTS WARN THIS COULD INTERFERE WITH WEATHER MONITORING AND STORM WARNINGS.   (PDF)
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the National Weather Association (NWA), have previously expressed concern with the proposal for sharing the 1675-1680 MHz band with terrestrial communications because of the likelihood of interference with the reception of weather satellite imagery and relayed environmental data to receive-only antennas that members of America’s weather, water, and climate enterprise use. We are reiterating that concern in this filing.


HAZARDOUS ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN AND DEVELOPING FETUSES.

Briefing by Dr. Martin Pall: “5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field(EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them”


Internationally, municipalities are calling to halt 5G. In Switzerland, the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, and Neuchatel have blocked the deployment until safety is proven. (Read the full list here.)


TOO EASY TO MILITARIZE AS A WEAPON
      
5G Will Use the Same Frequencies as the "Pain-Inflicting Military Weapon", better known as the "Active Denial System" we in the U.S. saw used on the 'Occupy Wall Street'  and Keystone Pipeline protesters.

HUMANS TOO SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEIGHTENED RADIATION UPTAKE AND PAIN   

Research from a team of Israeli physicists has found that there are new problems to consider with exposure to millimeter waves. When the wavelength of the energy approaches the dimensions of our biological structures, i.e. our skin and sweat ducts, previous assumptions about the safety of energy radiation are no longer valid. The research shows that, with millimeter waves, our sweat ducts actually act like little antennas, which means we would absorb more of this energy into our bodies.


Other research has demonstrated that short-term exposure to low-intensity millimeter waves affects human cell membranes and could even result in the proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria.


WE'RE GUINEA PIGS ONCE AGAIN  

The use of sub-terahertz (Millimeter wave) communications technology (cell phones, Wi-Fi, network transmission antennas) could cause humans to feel physical pain via nociceptors, "stated Dr. Yael Stein, MD, who wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about 5G Spectrum Frontiers.

Seeing as there has been virtually no research on long-term exposure to millimeter waves, the large-scale deployment of 5G technology is a massive experiment, and we're the guinea pigs.

There's no opting out of 5G--in fact it will become more ubiquitous than wireless technology is right now. As Verizon boasts on its website, the "Internet of Things" will thrive on 5G technology.

The Internet of Things refers to the expanding number of devices, appliances, utilities, and other technologies that collect, transmit, and share data through the internet. Essentially, many processes that have not previously relied on the internet will start to once 5G roles out: switching lightbulbs on or off with a smartphone app, driverless cars--even "smart cities" that will use wireless networks to collect and analyze data about the environment, traffic, water, transit, lighting, waste management, security, and parking.


Devra Lee Davis, Founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute is very concerned for the children. 
"I love my devices as much as anyone else but I don't want to the health of my grandchildren at risk. I don't want to put them in harm's way.
We now know that the skin, our largest organ does respond to 5g, and in fact our sweat ducts can act as antennas that can receive signals.

5G has not been tested for safety. The fact that it can interact with our sweat ducts may have much more profound meaning for our overall health and well-being.

The idea that we're going to saturate this country with a network that has never been tested is appalling. I am joining with many other scientists from around the world now to express concerns.

We must evaluate these things before we roll out the technology no matter how attractive it is for us to have faster downloads of video games, pornography or virtual reality. The question we have to ask ourselves is it worth endangering the health of our children?"

Dr. Davis' group - Environmental Health Trust - explains:

Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network - branded as 5G - that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things.

Current investigations of wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range confirm that these waves interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands.

Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics, Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths.

Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.

[Dr. Davis notes] "This work shows that the same parts of the human skin that allow us to sweat also respond to 5G radiation much like an antenna that can receive signals. We need the potential adverse health impacts of 5G to be seriously evaluated before we blanket our children, ourselves and the environment with this radiation."

There are now many thousands of peer-reviewed medical and epidemiological studies that show, illustrate or correlate, adverse biological effects with use of mobile phone technology or WIFI.

Using frequencies even higher than 5 GHz (and up to 100 GHz) will compress the timeframe in which cancers and other biological effects show themselves within society.

It is anyone's guess on what might happen in terms of biological safety yet it is clear to see that the pulsed nature of these high frequency, high signal intensity signals do not harbor good news for humanity, particularly in relation to the functioning of our DNA.

Millimeter-wave-emitting devices will saturate our environment, and the fact that we're plunging head-first into deploying this technology without knowing the health consequences is shocking.


Scientists worldwide are calling for a halt to the 5G roll-out.         

The European Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER ) issued a statement identifying 14 emerging issues to bring to the attention of the Commission services including 5G, E-cigarette and chronic diseases, They prioritized 5G impact as “high.”

The SCHEER statement “Potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation“ states, “On the horizon, a new generation of even shorter high frequency 5G wavelengths is being proposed to power the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IoT promises us convenient and easy lifestyles with a massive 5G interconnected telecommunications network. However, the expansion of broadband with shorter wavelength radiofrequency radiation highlights the concern that health and safety issues remain unknown.

Controversy continues with regard to harm from current 2G, 3G and 4G wireless technologies.
5G technologies are far less studied for human or environmental effects” (Russell, 2018).” and concludes, “5G networks will soon be rolled out for mobile phone and smart device users. How exposure to electromagnetic fields could affect humans remains a controversial area, and studies have not yielded clear evidence of the impact on mammals, birds or insects. The lack of clear evidence to inform the development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves open the possibility of unintended biological consequences.”

TOP-NAME SCIENTISTS IN 42 NATIONS CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON 5G.

Scientists from all over the world have issued a 2017 declaration called the 5G Appeal calling for a moratorium on the increase of 5G cell antennas citing human health effects and impacts to wildlife. This follows the EMF Scientists Appeal in 2015 calling for immediate action by the United Nations- now signed by over 240 scientists in 42 nations.

“We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry…RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”

SOME OF THOSE WHO HAVE FAR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS THAN WE 'COMMON CITIZENS' DO ARE ALSO PROTESTING 5G DEPLOYMENT.

TWO VIDEOS FROM TWO U.S. SENATORS OPPOSED TO THE ROLL-OUT WITHOUT FURTHER STUDIES (VIDEOS):


Senator Patrick Colbeck cited health concerns as reason to slow the roll-out of 5G 


U.S. SENATOR BLUMENTHAL RAISED CONCERNS OVER 5G

Other bills seek to gather information about national security threats to 5G. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s authorization bill, S. 1589, and the similar House bill, H.R. 3678, require the director of national intelligence to submit a report to Congress addressing “(1) the threat to United States national security posed by the global and regional adoption of fifth-generation (5G) wireless network technology built by foreign companies; and (2) the effect of possible efforts to mitigate the threat.”


TO BLANKET THE EARTH WITH SATELLITES, TO BEAM RADIATION TO EVERY CELLPHONE ON EARTH, TO INSTALL ANTENNAS EVERY 500 FEET NEAR WHERE OUR CHILDREN LIVE AND PLAY, TO INFLICT UNKNOWN DAMAGE TO HUMAN DNA, TO RISK UPPING THE RISKS OF CANCER IN TH WORLD'S POPULATION, TO NOT UNDERSTAND THE THREAT THAT TERRORISTS CAN USE THIS SYSTEM AGAINST US, TO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENTLY STUDIED HOW EASY IT WOULD BE TO MAKE 5G INTO A WEAPON, TO NOT HAVE STUDIED THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON HUMANS OR DOMESTIC ANIMALS IS ALL AN INSANE LUNGE INTO THE UNKNOWN.

THE POWERS THAT BE WHO ALLOW THIS, WHO ENCOURAGE THIS UNPROVEN TECHNOLOGY'S RELEASE MUST BE COMPLETELY MAD.
OR DO THEY JUST HAVE ULTERIOR MOTIVES?

TO ME, ANYONE WHO WOULD DO THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND POSSIBLY CHARGED WITH INTENT TO COMMIT EITHER A TERRORIST ACT OR A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. 


WHY AREN'T WE ALL SICK OF BEING HUMAN GUINEA PIGS? 









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FURTHER READING:    


--Investigate Europe: 5G The Mass Experiment: A must watch video and investigative report.

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--PERHAPS MOST DAMNING...
Wireless Companies warn investors of risks but neglect to inform consumers and neighbors living near towers.


Crown Castle (a company building small cell infrastructure throughout the USA) has a statement in their 2016 10-K Annual Report that says: “If radio frequency emissions from wireless handsets or equipment on our wireless infrastructure are demonstrated to cause negative health effects, potential future claims could adversely affect our operations, costs or revenues… We currently do not maintain any significant insurance with respect to these matters.”

Read similar warnings from Crown Castle, Verizon and other wireless companies in their Annual Reports.


--
U.S. regulators and the wireless industry are pushing back against a plan under discussion by the Trump administration to build a secure 5G network -- possibly with government control -- amid concerns about China and cybersecurity.

The Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission issued a statement in opposition to any government control, suggesting that the wireless industry is best positioned “to drive innovation and investment.”


--PC Magazine, “The Problem with 5G.” August 22, 2018 


--Computer World: “Why 5G will disappoint everyone” 


--SmartCities Dive: Grassroots coalition asks FCC to slow 5G expansion over health concerns 9/2018


--The West Australian: “Radiofrequency expert warns 5G radiation could be carcinogenic Is 5G technology safe? One of the world’s leading radiofrequency experts isn’t so sure, and warns it could be carcinogenic.”


--NRDC: “5G and the FCC Five Reasons You Should Care”

1. 5G “small” cell antennas are to be placed in neighborhoods everywhere.
.
Street lights 
Trash bins 
Utility poles 
Bus stops 
Sides of buildings 

2. The radiation from small cells is not small.

Wireless antennas emit microwaves — non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation — and essentially function as cell towers. Each installation can have over a thousand antennas that are transmitting simultaneously. Examples of how small cells are not small include:
They increase electromagnetic radiation near homes.
They have refrigerator-sized (and larger) equipment cabinets.
Property values drop after a cell tower is built near homes.
Taller and wider poles are needed for the antennas.
Fixtures weigh hundreds of pounds.

--Read the published research on 5G and health here. 


--Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Order Proposing to Usurp Local Property Rights Sept. 10th, 2018 | United States Conference of Mayors  


--Peleg M, Nativ O, Richter ED. Radio frequency radiation-related cancer: assessing causation in the occupational/military setting. Environmental Research Vol 163, 2018, pp 123–133. 


--Hardell, L. and M. Carlberg. Using the Hill viewpoints from 1965 for evaluating strengths of evidence of the risk for brain tumors associated with use of mobile and cordless phones. Rev Environ Health 28:97-106, 2013. 


--Evaluation of Mobile Phone and Cordless Phone Use and Glioma Risk Using the Bradford Hill Viewpoints from 1965 on Association or Causation. Carlberg M et al. Biomed Res Int. (2017) 


 --EHTs webpage that lists these and more protective ordinances.



 --Fiber optics is the solution and the safe alternative to 5G.

Worldwide, many regions are investing in wired fiber optic connections which are are safer, faster, more reliable, provide greater capacity, and are more cyber-secure. Read “Re-Inventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks,” by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy




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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL; JAPANESE FOOD PRODUCTS STILL RADIOACTIVE


WASHINGTON POST, AUGUST 23, 2019: South Korea said it had summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concerns about the possibility that treated radioactive groundwater stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant might someday be released into the ocean — although Japan says the meeting came at its request. A day later, South Korea’s Olympics delegation raised worries about radiation at an international meeting with Tokyo Games organizers, while on Wednesday, Seoul’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it would double the radiation testing of some Japanese food imports because of contamination fears.

In April, South Korea won the bulk of an appeal at the World Trade Organization supporting its right to ban and test seafood from Japan.





“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” — Jacques Cousteau


“When drinking water, remember its source.” — Chinese proverb



 “Radiation along Fukushima rivers up to 200 times higher than Pacific Ocean seabed.”


“These river samples were taken in areas where the [Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe government is stating it is safe for people to live. But the results show there is no return to normal after this nuclear catastrophe,”said Ai Kashiwagi.  

IN 2011, WE WERE TOLD THAT MOST OF THE FALLOUT FROM THE EXPLOSIONS LANDED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, BUT IN 2016, WE WERE TOLD "MOST FELL ON THE LAND, IN GLASS NANOPARTICLES THAT ARE WATER INSOLUBLE" AND THAT THEY FELL AS FAR AWAY AS TOKYO. 
WHICH IS IT?  
WHERE ELSE DID THEY FALL? 

THE SCIENTISTS CONDUCTING THOSE STUDIES STATED THAT THIS CHANGES HOW WE LOOK AT FALLOUT AND ITS LONG-TERM EFFECT ON HUMANS. 

THERE WAS ALSO A "NEW" THING DISCOVERED FROM THOSE EXPLOSIONS...CALLED "URANIUM BUCKY BALLS", WHICH TRAVEL ON TOP OF THE WATER AND ARE NOT DISSOLVED, BUT ARE BLOWN ONTO LAND BY ONSHORE WINDS. SOME OF THOSE WOUND UP ON AMERICA'S WEST COAST. 

"According to a recent UC Davis study, these uranium-filled nanospheres were created from the millions of tons of fresh and salt water used to try to cool down three molten cores of the stricken reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The tiny and tough buckyballs are shaped like soccer balls.

Water hitting the incredibly hot and radioactive, primarily uranium-oxide fuel turns it into peroxide. In this goo mix, buckyballs are formed, loaded with uranium and able to move quickly through water without disintegrating." 

In April of 2013, the "situation" attracted the attention of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which sent a team of experts to review the decommissioning effort. They warned "Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to clean up the site".
 
NEWS FEW READ, OR NEWS FEW ARE WILLING TO PRINT?

APRIL 27, 2018             

"The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has exceeded that of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.

Total atmospheric releases from Fukushima are estimated to be between 5.6 and 8.1 times that of Chernobyl, according to the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.
Professor Komei Hosokawa, who wrote the report’s Fukushima section, told London’s Channel 4 News then, “Almost every day new things happen, and there is no sign that they will control the situation in the next few months or years.”

Total release of Cesium-137 to the environment from Fukushima: 152 to 164 quadrillion Becquerel.
Total release of Cesium-137 into the environment from Chernobyl: between 70 and 110 quadrillion Bq.

Ocean release of cesium-137 from Fukushima (the worst ever recorded): 121.6 to 131.2 quadrillion Becquerel (16% x 760 to 820 quadrillion Bq).

Atmospheric release of Cesium-137 from Fukushima: 30.4 to 32.8 quadrillion Becquerel (4% x 760 to 820 quadrillion Bq).

CHERNOBYL RELEASED NO RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DIRECTLY INTO ANY SEA.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has estimated that about 900 peta-becquerels (of radiation) have spewed from Fukushima, and the updated 2016 TORCH Report estimates that Chernobyl dispersed 110 peta-becquerels.

Contamination of soil, vegetation and water is so widespread in Japan that evacuating all the at-risk populations could collapse the economy.

The concrete cover that stopped much radiation at Chernobyl was erected in less than two years. The giant new cover at Chernobyl is 350 feet high, and engineers say it should last 100 years — far short of the 250,000-year radiation hazard underneath."

JAPAN STATES IT WILL BE 40 TO 100 YEARS BEFORE DAIICHI CAN BE COMPLETELY CLEANED UP AND DECOMMISSIONED.

THEY CANNOT BUILD A SARCOPHAGUS OVER DAIICHI BECAUSE 
(1)THE CORIUM FROM 3 REACTORS HAS NOT BEEN FOUND AND 
(2)THE PLANT SITS ATOP A MAJOR AQUIFER. 
(3) RUNOFF FROM THE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE PLANT CARRIES RADIOACTIVE  WATER FROM THE PLANT'S BASEMENT INTO THE PACIFIC AFTER EVERY  RAINSTORM.    




BECAUSE JAPAN IS A SMALL NATION AND BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH RADIOACTIVE WASTE, THE GOVERNMENT THERE EXPECTS ALL  AREAS TO SHARE IN THE STORAGE OF NUCLEAR WASTE. 

"In 2015, the Science Council of Japan, a national body that represents scientists and operates independently of the government, released a series of recommendations that called for storing the waste in provisional, above-ground facilities for a half century."

[WON'T THOSE GLOW IN THE DARK?] 

ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS WITH THAT IS, "STORAGE" IS MAINLY CRAMMING WASTE IN PLASTIC BAGS AND PILING THOSE ANYWHERE THERE IS SPACE, EVEN IN SCHOOL YARDS, PUBLIC PARKS AND APARTMENT COMPLEX PARKING LOTS. 

The new government limit for material headed for landfills is 8000 bq/kg, 80 times the pre-Fukushima limit.


CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING REGARDING CHERNOBYL, A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT THAT INVOLVED ONE REACTOR CORE, AND COMPARE THOSE FACTS TO THE JAPANESE TRIPLE-MELTDOWN AT FUKUSHIMA. 

THEN ASK YOURSELF; WOULD YOU REALLY EAT FOOD FROM JAPAN IF YOU KNEW IT CAME FROM JAPAN? 



Chernobyl radiation map: Radiation levels reached as far away as Sweden (683 miles away) and Wales in the UK (1433 miles away).

THE U.K.'S WEATHER SERVICE, THE MET OFFICE, MONITORED THE FALLOUT FROM CHERNOBYL AS IT DISPERSED OVER EUROPE FOR WEEKS, THE PATTERN OF THAT DISPERSAL IN A TIME LAPSE GIF SHOWS THE AMAZING EXTENT OF HIGH-LEVEL CONTAMINATION
 IN ALL DIRECTIONS FROM CHERNOBYL. 
(NOTE: That GIF runs fr a long time, so give it time to run out.)

The World Health Organization says an estimated 7,722 square miles of land in Europe was affected by radiation. 

Clean-up of the Chernobyl exclusion zone is expected to continue until at least 2065, after which time, potentially, the exclusion zone could be 
re-inhabited.  .
Livestock in those areas had to undergo testing before the animals were allowed to be sold for public consumption.

Tests for radiation were carried out for another decade following the accident. 
Some restrictions on Welsh and Cumbrian sheep farms were only finally lifted in 2012.  
This was after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) there was only a “very low risk” still in place and the levels of controls were not “proportionate”.  


"The word that they use officially is 'low risk'. But risk is a very difficult question when you deal with low level radiation. There is great uncertainty, and extrapolation is only possible with time and we will only see in the next generation or generation after that whether there are any significant effects to be demonstrated then." --Professor Glyn O. Phillips, a consultant to the International Atomic Agency for more than 20 years, specializing in the effects of radiation on the human body, an ardent supporter of nuclear energy production, but worried the Chernobyl story may not yet be over in Wales.


YES, WALES, OVER 1400 MILES FROM CHERNOBYL.  

"Within weeks of the fire that started at about 01:30 BST on 26 April, over 30 years ago, hill farmers across north Wales were also dragged into the developing crisis.

Heavy rain in April and May drenched higher ground with alarming quantities of radioactive cesium and iodine.
The authorities reacted by imposing a blanket ban on the sale of ALL farm animals.

At the time, milk was found to have radiation levels of 225 becquerels per liter, 200 times the normal amount."

NO BURNING ALLOWED  
People under the plume of radiation were warned not to burn wood for fuel or burn brush or leaves or weeds there as it would release radiation.

Wildfires near Cherobyl in 2015 and 2018 released large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere yet again and there is fear that more fires will do the same.

An international study in 2014 concluded that the release of Cesium-137 from "hypothetical" wildfires in Chernobyl's forests would be classified as "high" on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES) -- a tool used to communicate the safety significance of nuclear and radiological events to the public.

Other studies have shown that radioactive smoke settling on crops even 150 kilometers from a fire can concentrate radiation in food to the point that it is harmful to eat.    

BUT JAPAN IS OPEN-AIR BURNING RADIOACTIVE WASTE.
THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE 2011.   

"Flammable debris will go to TEPCO’s subsidiary (Tokyo Rinkai Recycle Power) and be burned after November 6, and non-flammable debris will be simply buried in the landfill."

Steven Starr – Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who has advised numerous countries on issues of nuclear non-proliferation – wrote a comment to the post agreeing:

"Burning radioactive debris will only serve to further randomly spread radiation across Japan, as well as the rest of the world. Not only will this lead to more morbidity and mortality within Japan, but it will further complicate epidemiological studies of the Fukushima disaster. Raising “acceptable” levels of radioactive fallout is a false solution to a serious problem. It is possible for the government authorities to do this because radiation is invisible to us, and at lower doses, the consequences of exposure do not manifest themselves for some time . . . thus it is a poison that is easy to hide and ignore. Sadly, the children of Japan will be those most seriously affected by this man-made environmental catastrophe."


IN 2018, CITIZENS THERE FILED SUIT TO STOP OPEN-AIR BURNING.  

Fuji TV news also said that 3,000 complaints had been sent to the Tokyo Metropolitan government, over 90% of them protesting against the debris from disaster-affected areas to be transported, processed, crushed and burned and buried in Tokyo Bay. 

In response to the first citizen demands, Shintaro Ishihara, governor of Tokyo, stated in November 2011: 
“Shut up is all we need to say to these complaints. It is a fate for children to accept radiation contamination.” 

AFTER CHERNOBYL, SOIL CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND ALL OVER THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.   

In March 2005, the Oxford Journals also reported: “The releases of radioactive materials were such that contamination of the ground was found to some extent in every country in the Northern Hemisphere.”

On May 1986, The Associated Press wrote: “An invisible cloud of radioactivity… has worked its way gradually around the world.”

The Duluth Herald also wrote in May 1986, “Airborne radioactivity from the Chernobyl nuclear accident is now so widespread that it is likely to fall to the ground wherever it rains in the United States.”

Overall, the World Nuclear Association estimates at least five per cent of the reactor’s nuclear material leaked into the atmosphere. 

DOES THE ABE GOVERNMENT EXPECT US TO BELIEVE THAT THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER WON'T AFFECT THE PLANET IN THE SAME MANNER SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SAY SO?  

A 30 kilometer (18.6 miles) exclusion zone was set up around Chernobyl which covers 1,000 square miles.and over 300,000 people were evacuated.

THAT EXCLUSION ZONE WILL NOT BE LIFTED UNTIL, AT THE EARLIEST, 2065.

ABE IS LIFTING BANS ON RETURN JUST 7 YEARS AFTER THE TRIPLE-MELTDOWN.   


The EPA recommends that our exposure to background radiation should not exceed 100 millirem a year, which is 1 millisievert, although we ordinarily are exposed to about 300 to 600 millirems in the US from "background radiation".   
(3 TO 6 millisieverts). 

After the Daiichi explosions, Japan upped its "acceptable" radiation level to 20 millisieverts per year, 20 times the "safe level" of other nations.   


30 YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL, THERE IS STILL A BAN ON FORAGING FOOD THERE AND ALL WILD FOOD, PLANTS AND ANIMALS, FROM THE EXCLUSION ZONE ARE PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM MARKETS. 

30 YEARS
LATER AND HUMANS ARE STILL UNABLE TO SAFELY LIVE THERE. 

[USA Today reports there are currently about 180 of what are called 'samosely' - mostly elderly people who either refused to evacuate or sneaked back into their homes after being forced to leave - living in the exclusion zone, though it remains illegal to live there.] 

30 YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL, EVERYTHING THERE IS STILL CONTAMINATED. THE DNA OF BIRDS CAPTURED FROM THE AREA SHOWS SERIOUS DAMAGE. 

30 YEARS LATER AND CHILDREN ARE STILL BORN WITH HORRIFIC DEFORMITIES AND THE CANCER RATE REMAINS HIGH. 

30 YEARS... 
IT'S BEEN 8 YEARS SINCE FUKUSHIMA.    


JAPAN'S GOVERNMENT WANTS THE WORLD TO ACCEPT FOOD EXPORTS FROM THAT SMALL ISLAND NATION, DECLARING IT TO BE FREE OF RADIATION.

WELSH SHEEP WERE NOT CLEARED FOR CONSUMPTION FOR 16 YEARS AFTER THE CHERNOBYL MELTDOWN AND WALES IS OVER 1400 MILES FROM CHERNOBYL. 

DOES JAPAN REALLY WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT ALL WINDS BLOW AWAY FROM JAPAN TOWARD THE SEA AND NOT INLAND... EVER? 

DOES NO WIND BLOW ACROSS DAIICHI ONTO JAPANESE FARMLANDS, NO WINDS  BLOWING THE CONTINUOUS RADIATION STILL BEING EMITTED BY THREE DESTROYED REACTORS;
 -FROM TONS OF CONTAMINATED WATER THEY PUMP INTO THE SEA EACH DAY AND STORE IN SHODDY, LEAKY TANKS;
 -FROM MILLIONS OF FLIMSY PLASTIC BAGS OF CONTAMINATED WASTE AND SOIL PILED ALL OVER JAPAN;
 -FROM OPEN-AIR BURN SITES THAT JAPAN UTILIZES TO GET RID OF DAILY NUCLEAR WASTE USED BY WORKERS:
 -FROM THE SO-CALLED "CLEANUP PROJECT" AT FUKUSHIMA AND SURROUNDING AREAS? 

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DECONTAMINATE FORESTS AND MOUNTAINS, SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS ON THOSE PLACES IN JAPAN?

NO RADIOACTIVE RAIN FALLS ONTO CROPLANDS EVEN FAR FROM FUKUSHIMA?
NO RAIN WATER FINDS IT WAY DEN HILLS AND MOUNTAINS INTO FIELDS ALL OVER JAPAN? 

RAIN DAMNED WELL CONTAMINATED WALES AND SCOTLAND, 1400+ MILES AWAY, FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS!   

DOES SHINZO ABE EXPECT COGNIZANT HUMANS WITH FUNCTIONAL BRAINS TO BELIEVE IT'S SAFE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THOSE HIGHLY CONTAMINATED AREAS, TO LIVE DOWNWIND FROM FUKUSHIMA (WHICH LIES ON THE COAST WITH CONSTANT COASTAL WINDS BLOWING INLAND ALL DAY, EVERY DAY), TO EAT FOOD FROM ANYWHERE IN JAPAN, TO DRINK THE WATER THERE, SAFELY BREATHE THE AIR, AFTER JUST 8 YEARS

FOR JUST ONE RADIONUCLIDE, CESIUM-137, WHATEVER FELL ON JAPANESE SOIL (ANY SOIL) WILL REMAIN THERE FOR 30 TO AS LONG AS 320 YEARS.
"Cesium 137's half-life – the time it takes for half of a given amount of material to decay – is 30 years, but the amount of cesium in soil near Chernobyl isn't decreasing nearly that fast. And scientists don't know why.

Scientists have calculated that what they call cesium's "ecological half-life" – the time for half the cesium to disappear from the local environment – is between 180 and 320 years.

"Normally you'd say that every 30 years, it's half as bad as it was. But it's not," said Tim Jannik, nuclear scientist at Savannah River National Laboratory and a collaborator on the work. "It's going to be longer before they repopulate the area."

[SEE "Long-Term Dynamics of Radionuclides Vertical Migration in Soils of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone" by Yu.A. Ivanov, V.A. Kashparov, S.E. Levchuk, G.T. Jannik, et al.]


From an article by 'ORIGIN", the History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University, April 2016:
Eating at You: Food and Chernobyl          

"The experience, however, in Japan after the 2011 meltdown of three Fukushima reactors hardly inspires confidence.   

The Japanese government and Tepco, the corporation that owns the plant, failed to acknowledge the meltdown and release of radioactive isotopes for two full months after the tsunami. The denials delayed the evacuation of exposed residents.     

State officials only minimally monitored food and soils, so citizens were forced to organize their own dosimetry. Meanwhile, the Japanese government raised the annual radiation dose to 20 millisieverts, several times higher than the International Commission on Radiological Protection recommends.   

Today, solid and liquid waste from the accident is piling up, awaiting a final nuclear storage site. Likewise in limbo, over 100,000 evacuees in temporary quarters are waiting to either return home or receive new ones.
Already, researchers have recorded an alarming spike in thyroid cancer among exposed children. Research on the health of the ecology and marine life near Fukushima has been scarce, and funded by small, private foundations so that scientists today cannot provide basic answers about the accident's harm to either health or the environment."   

CNBC, MARCH 10, 2016: 
"Scientists continue to find found small amounts of radioactive material along the West Coast of North America. And some of them say we should expect to see this in the ocean for decades to come. Elevated levels found off the coast of Japan show that the situation is not yet under control, and that the facility is still leaking radiation."

IT WILL LEAK FAR MORE THAN 'JUST' CESIUM OR TRITIUM UNTIL IT IS CLEANED UP AND DECOMMISSIONED AND ALL HIGH-LEVEL WASTE IS PROPERLY BURIED. 



Nearly 17 Tons of Radioactive Materials Detected in Japanese Food Imports      
 
AUGUST 30, 2019
KBS World Radio News    

"Amid a renewed radiation scare sparked by news Tokyo could be considering dumping radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean, KBS has obtained a list of Japanese food imports from which radioactive materials were detected over the past five years. The list includes household food items like coffee and chocolate.
Choi You Sun reports.       

Report: The office of South Korea's minor opposition Bareunmirae Party Rep. Chang Jung-sook said nearly 17 tons of radioactive materials were detected in more than a dozen processed food categories imported from Japan between 2014 and June of this year.    

Documents from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Thursday showed the 19 food categories include roasted coffee, tea, chocolate, fish jerky, peanuts, and processed fish products.       

There were eleven cases of detection in 2014, six in both 2015 and 2016, four in 2017, six last year and two this year through June.  

KBS has learned popular Japanese chocolate, candy and drip coffee brands were on the list; the drip coffee is currently being sold at Japanese food supply stores in South Korea.     

Some of the products, such as talcum powder used to make chewing gum and bilberry extract in dietary supplements, were found to have been manufactured in the nuclear-hit Fukushima and seven other prefectures subject to Seoul's ban on fish product imports.  

The Seoul city government, meanwhile, plans to inspect 160 items ranging from Japanese fishery products to confection made from Japanese food ingredients over the next month and post the outcome on its official website."   

REPEATED VIOLATIONS, FOR FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT?
THAT'S NO 'ACCIDENT'!    

HAS KOREA BEEN TESTING EVERY YEAR SINCE 2011?         

HOW MANY NATIONS ARE TESTING FOR CESIUM-134, CALLED THE 'FUKUSHIMA MARKER" SINCE, WITH A HALF LIFE OF JUST YEARS, IT CAN ONLY BE FROM FUKUSHIMA?    

SOUTH KOREA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST NATIONS TO EXTEND THE BAN ON JAPANESE FOOD IMPORTS AND STRENGTHENED THAT BAN IN 2013. 

WHILE SOME NATIONS ARE LEERY OF JAPAN'S GUARANTEES THAT NO RADIATION IS IN THEIR EXPORTS, AMERICA'S FDA HAS OBVIOUSLY SKIPPED TESTING. 
OTHER NATIONS MUST CARE WHAT THEIR CITIZENS CONSUME AND, BECAUSE THEY DO TEST JAPANESE IMPORTS, THEY FIND RADIATION.      


ONCE UPON A TIME, MANY NATIONS HAD TIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON JAPANESE IMPORTED FOOD ITEMS.        

IT WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY.   

WHAT CHANGED?
WORLD TRADE LAWS HELPED FORCE CHANGE.       

SHINZO ABE'S INCESSANT WHINING AND DEMANDING THAT THE NATIONS HE'S RADIATING EVERY DAY TREAT HIM FAIRLY HELPED FORCE CHANGE. 

THE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INDUSTRY AND ITS DO-NOTHING REGULATORY COMMISSIONS COUPLED WITH OUR INDUSTRIAL
COMPLEX'S CONTROL OF NEWS MEDIA DID MORE THAN EITHER OF THE ABOVE TO FORCE CHANGE.   

THEIR LIES BACKING UP ABE'S LIES AND TEPCO'S LIES AND AMERICA'S 'BIG NUKE INDUSTRY'S LIES THAT ALL IS WELL CINCHED THE DEAL...NO PUNISHMENT FOR JAPAN'S GOVERNMENT OR TEPCO FOR UNLEASHING HELL ON ALL OF US, NO-SIREE.


IN 2015, CHINA SEIZED BABY FORMULA IMPORTED FROM JAPAN BECAUSE IT WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN KNOWN RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED AREAS OF JAPAN. 
THAT WAS OVER FOUR YEARS AFTER THE REACTOR EXPLOSIONS IN FUKUSHIMA.  

 "[T]his is the second time Japanese infant milk formula has been recognized as dangerous by Chinese authorities. In December 2011, traces of cesium-137 was detected in Japanese baby formula. Shortly after, Tokyo-based Meiji Holding Company announced the recall of 400,000 cans of their baby formula as a precaution but said the levels of cesium detected were well below the government’s allowable limits. At the time, in a dubious statement, Meiji officials said, “Babies could still drink the formula every day without any effect on their health.”         

Contrary to the clearly uninformed Meiji corporate opinion, many doctors and scientists warn that even the slightest internal radioactive contamination can cause cancer. Dr. John Goffman, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Alice Stewart, Dr. Ernest Sternglass, Dr. Jay Gould, Dr. Helen Caldicott, and others, have all promoted the precautionary principle regarding any inhalation or ingestion of radioactive materials. 

Scientific evidence indicates that the exposure to radiation suffered by fetuses, infants and children is far more serious than if the same exposure is suffered by adults.     

Also, the damage done to girls and women by radiation – compared to boys and men – is known to be more severe.       
The World Health Organization’s 2011 assessment of Fukushima notes that when children are exposed to radiation below the age of five, there is a 70 percent higher risk of cancer for girls than there is for boys.         

Feeding radiation-tainted food to the most vulnerable is questionable at best and criminal at worst."          


HOW MANY OF MY AMERICAN READERS SAW THIS IN OUR MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA?         

"According to a report published in the International Journal of Health, large amounts of airborne radioactivity has been spread THROUGHOUT Japan and other nations and there could have been more than 14,000 deaths in the U.S. related to Fukushima.     

The report states that “Some samples of radioactivity in precipitation, air, water, and milk, taken by the U.S. government, showed levels hundreds of times above normal; however, the small number of samples prohibits any credible analysis of temporal trends and spatial comparisons.   

U.S. health officials report weekly deaths by age in 122 cities, about 25 to 35 percent of the national total. Deaths rose 4.46 percent from 2010 to 2011 in the 14 weeks after the arrival of Japanese fallout, compared with a 2.34 percent increase in the prior 14 weeks. 

 The number of infant deaths after Fukushima rose 1.80 percent, compared with a previous 8.37 percent decrease.   

Projecting these figures for the entire United States yields 13,983 total deaths and 822 infant deaths in excess of the expected.”       

THAT REPORT WAS ONCE AVAILABLE ON A WEB PAGE OPERATED BY 'RADIATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH/RADIATION.ORG.         

 IT WAS DELETED AND I HAD TO FIND IT IN INTERNET ARCHIVES.
THAT HAPPENS A LOT WITH DATA AND STATISTICS RELATED TO FUKUSHIMA. THINGS GET ERASED.       

REMEMBER WHEN PEDIATRICIANS ON OUR WEST COAST WERE ADVISING PARENTS OF NEWBORNS TO HAVE THEIR INFANTS SCREENED FOR THYROID CANCER?  TRY TO FIND THAT WARNING ON THE INTERNET TODAY.       

For more than a year, the prefectural government offered free thyroid medical exams to the parents of 360,000 children in Fukushima Prefecture. Of the more than 38,000 children tested through March of 2012, 13,646 were found to have thyroid lumps or cysts by the prefectural medical staff.           

AND THEN THEY STOPPED TESTING, CITING THE STIGMA AND STRESS ON THE CHILDREN AND PARENTS,  THEN WHY DID PARENTS PROTEST THE ABRUPT END TO TESTING?                 

By the end of December, 2013, the consensus of Fukushima 'medical experts' were "agreed that the apparently-elevated child thyroid cancer rate in the prefecture was probably not due to the accident. Generally, they said it was too soon to judge that Fukushima radiation was the culprit."       

THAT WAS AFTER THE ABE REGIME ISSUED THEIR 'GAG ORDER' AND THREATENED JAPANESE JOURNALISTS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL STAFF WITH JAIL TIME IF THEY LINKED DEATHS OR ILLNESSES TO THE NUCLEAR MELTDOWNS. 

"Under the new legislation a ministry may classify information for a five-year term with a possibility of prolongation to up to 30 years. After that a cabinet ruling would be needed for the secret to be treated as such, but there is no limit for how long information may be kept under a lid.

"Basically, this bill raises the possibility that the kind of information about which the public should be informed is kept secret eternally," Tadaaki Muto, a lawyer and member of a task force on the bill at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, told Reuters.

"Under the bill, the administrative branch can set the range of information that is kept secret at its own discretion."


TOO MANY SECRETS! CALL OFF THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES!        

The former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata, recently proposed an eminently reasonable solution. It is time, he says, for Japan to stage an “honorable retreat” from hosting the 2020 Olympics while there is still time to select and prepare an alternative site.

In an article in the September issue of Gekkan Nippon, Murata buttressed his proposal by pointing out another misstatement in Abe’s IOC testimony, namely, “(Fukushima) has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo.”

In response, Murata pointed to a number of incidents showing that Tokyo was affected by Fukushima radioactive fallout, including the discovery on March 23, 2011, that water from the purification plant in the Kanemachi district of Tokyo contained more than 200 becquerels per liter of radioactive iodine, double the recommended limit for young infants stipulated in the Food Sanitation Act. 

Murata is not opposed to the Tokyo Olympic Games per se, but finds them a major distraction to what needs to be done immediately — namely, gathering the best minds and expertise from around the world and, with the full support of the Japanese government, doing everything humanly possible to bring Fukushima No. 1 truly “under control.” This will help to ensure the Pacific Ocean is no longer used as an open sewer for Fukushima-produced radiation, and also address the ongoing pain and distress of the residents of Fukushima Prefecture and beyond.

As Murata noted in the conclusion of his article, “Heaven and Earth will not long countenance immoral conduct.” Recognizing this, Minister Endo, will you join the call for an “honorable retreat”?"

IN JAPAN AND MANY OTHER 'NUCLEAR NATIONS', WE ARE TOLD THAT LOW-DOSE RADIATION IS HARMLESS, POSSIBLY EVEN GOOD FOR US.
THAT'S A DAMNABLE LIE.

EVEN OUR OWN ORIGINAL GANG OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, THE ONES WHO GAVE THE WORLD 'THE BOMB', STATED THAT THERE IS NO LEVEL LOW ENOUGH TO PREVENT HARM FROM RADIATION, THAT ANY RADIATION CAN LEAD TO CANCERS.

According to an article published in the Institute of Science in Society, Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, states that “low dose radiation is all the more dangerous because it does not kill the targeted cell, but allows its influence to spread widely to adjacent cells, thus multiplying the radiation effect (about 100 fold).”

"The bystander effect is largely a low-dose phenomenon, appearing at doses below 10 cGy [10]. Higher doses often do not produce bystander effect possibly because the cells targeted are killed before they can influence non-targeted cells. As with the “war on cancer”, numerous attempts have been made to identify the genes or gene products involved in the bystander effects. And as in cancer, genes up-regulated or down-regulated are secondary to a state of electronic imbalance (see [11] Cancer a Redox Disease, SiS 54) created by the ionizing radiation, which breaks chemical bonds and generate free electrons."


Other studies, including one published in the National Academy of Sciences, shows that even low exposure to radiation can increase the risk of many health problems and there is not a threshold for radiation that can be considered safe or harmless.

Studies show that chronic fatigue syndrome, dizziness, back pain, early aging syndrome, muscle and joint pains, fever, cervical lymph node enlargement and weight loss are some of other symptoms of exposure to low dose radiation.


"The following questions and answers produced by the World Health Organization (WHO)  address some of the international concerns over the safety of food produced in Japan.


What are the potential health effects of consuming contaminated food?

Consuming food contaminated with radioactive material will increase the amount of radioactivity a person is exposed to and could increase the health risks associated with exposure to radiation. The exact effect will depend on which radionuclides have been ingested and the amount. According to data reported so far, radioactive iodine and caesium are the main contaminants, and concentrations in some food samples have been detected at levels above the Japanese regulatory limits.

Radioactive iodine has a half-life of eight days and decays naturally within weeks. If ingested, it can accumulate in the body, particularly the thyroid gland, and increase the risk of thyroid cancer, particularly in children.

In contrast to radioactive iodine, radioactive caesium can linger in the environment for many years and could continue to present a longer term problem for food, and food production, and a threat to human health.

How do food products become radioactive?

Foods can become contaminated with radioactive materials when they are released as the result of a nuclear or radiological emergency. In these circumstances, radioactive material falling from the air or carried in rain water or snow, can deposit on the surface of foods like fruits and vegetables or animal feed. Also, over time, radioactivity can build up within food, as radionuclides are transferred through soil into crops or animals. Radioactivity can also be washed into rivers, lakes and the sea where fish and seafood could take up the radionuclides.

The severity of the risk depends on the radionuclide mix and the level of contaminant released.  

There are internationally agreed Codex Guideline Levels (GLs) for radionuclide levels in internationally traded food following a nuclear or radiological emergency.

GLs for radionuclide levels can be found in the Codex General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed."


THE DAIICHI REACTORS ARE STILL LEAKING LIKE SIEVES, JAPAN IS STILL OPEN-AIR BURNING RADIOACTIVE WASTE, STILL STACKING THOUSANDS OF TONS OF WASTE IN FLIMSY PLASTIC BAGS ALL OVER THE MAIN ISLAND THERE.

 RAINS STILL WASH FRESH CONTAMINATION DOWN FROM MOUNTAINS AND FORESTS THAT CAN NEVER BE 'DECONTAMINATED' ONTO FARMLANDS ACROSS JAPAN, AND THAT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS STILL SITTING RIGHT ATOP A MAJOR AQUIFER THAT FEEDS TOKYO'S WATER SUPPLY.


SOME BURN SITES HAVE EXCEEDED EVEN THE NEW ALLOWABLE LIMITS, WHICH ARE 80 TIMES MORE THAN WHAT IS ALLOWED ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD...80 TIMES! .

The limit of 8000 bq/kg has been surpassed even in facilities processing local garbage in Tokyo, according to the Ministry of the Environment. 80 times the pre-Fukushima limit.

IN 2017, A BEACH 60 MILES AWAY FROM THE DAIICHI REACTORS WAS FOUND TO HAVE MORE RADIOACTIVITY THAN THE HARBOR AT THAT ACCURSED TEPCO INSTALLATION.

"No one expected that the highest levels of cesium in ocean water today would be found not in the harbor of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, but in the groundwater many miles away below the beach sands."


Radioactive contamination of Japanese food 'serious',
SAID THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION JUST A FEW SHORT YEARS AGO.

"Quite clearly it's a serious situation," Peter Cordingley, Manila-based spokesman for WHO's regional office for the Western Pacific, told Reuters in a telephone interview on Monday.

"It's a lot more serious than anybody thought in the early days when we thought that this kind of problem can be limited to 20 to 30 kilometres," he said.

BUT...THEN CAME THE LOOPHOLE ABE WANTED:

"There is no evidence of contaminated food from Fukushima prefecture, where the plant is located, reaching other countries," he said, adding that it was "difficult to know whether the radioactive material found in some food in Japan originated from the stricken Daiichi plant."

THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT PROTESTS ANY STUDY, ANY INSINUATION THAT FOOD FROM JAPAN IS CONTAMINATED, CALLING SUCH REPORTS AND CONCERNS "UNFAIR", HAS PUSHED AND KEEPS PUSHING FOR ALL THE WORLD TO EAT WHATEVER JAPAN WANTS TO SEND OUT, 'PROMISING' ALL FOOD FROM JAPAN IS SAFE...AND IT WORKED.

WHILE RICE FARMERS AND FISHERMEN TEARFULLY FACED DOWN ABE'S REGIME AND SAID PUBLICLY THAT THEY WERE SELLING FOOD THAT THEY THEMSELVES WOULD NOT EAT, THEY WERE SILENCED WITH EVEN MORE FALSE PROMISES, BY A GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED MEDIA GAG ORDER AGAINST SUCH STATEMENTS,  AND MANIPULATION OF FACTS BY JAPANESE OFFICIALS.

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION WAS SPREAD OVER A VERY LARGE AREA, AS WE SAW WHEN, AS REPORTED BY FORBES, WATER AND  MILK FROM COWS ACROSS THE U.S. TESTED POSITIVE FOR FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT, OR WHEN NASA DETECTED ALARMING KNOWN NUCLEOTIDES FROM FUKUSHIMA IN OUR OWN PEARL RIVER AND STENNIS SPACE SITE...INCLUDING THE DEADLY POLONIUM.

"Depositional fluxes and residence time of atmospheric radioiodine (131-I) from the Fukushima accident"

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, W. Yang and L. Guo, NASA Stennis Space Center and Univ. of Southern Mississippi Dept. of Marine Science, 2012"


CONTAMINATED FOOD DOESN'T HAVE TO COME FROM THE TINY AREA THAT THE ABE REGIME LISTS AS 'MILDLY RADIOACTIVE'. 


In July 2011, Tokyo officials discovered cesium-137 at levels 6.4 times the national limit in beef sold to restaurants and stores in at least five prefectures; in April 2011, radioactive iodine-131 was found in breast milk of mothers east of Tokyo; radioactive tea from Japan was seized in France in July 2011 when it was found with twice the permitted amount of cesium – not that even a trace can be called harmless.
The tea had come from Shizuoka Prefecture, 300 miles south of Fukushima.


OUR EPA WAS ONLY TESTING FOR RADIOACTIVE IODINE-131!

"EPA data, 2011, showed that at least three different milk samples -- all from different parts of the U.S. -- tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 at levels that exceed the EPA maximum thresholds for safety, which is currently set at 3.0 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/l).

In Phoenix, Ariz., a milk sample taken on March 28, 2011, tested at 3.2 pCi/l. In Little Rock, Ark., a milk sample taken on March 30, 2011, tested at 8.9 pCi/l, which is almost three times the EPA limit. And in Hilo, Hawaii, a milk sample collected on April 4, 2011, tested at 18 pCi/l, a level six times the EPA maximum safety threshold. The same Hawaii sample also tested at 19 pCi/l for Cesium-137, which has a half life of 30 years, and a shocking 24 pCi/l for Cesium-134, which has a half life of just over two years.

Why is this milk contamination significant?
Milk, of course, typically represents the overall condition of the food chain because cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as food crops and water supplies. In other words, when cows' milk starts testing positive for high levels of radioactive elements, this is indicative of radioactive contamination of the entire food supply.

Again, these figures do not include the other radioactive elements being spread by Fukushima."


EPA also found Fukushima radiation in several American water supplies at that same time.

THEN, EPA SAID THEIR MONITORS WERE DOWN AND WOULDN'T BE REPAIRED DUE TO HIGH COST AND TIGHT BUDGET.         

AND OUR FDA?
WELL, AFTER EPA PASSED THE BUCK TO FDA FOR MONITORING, THE FDA TRIED TO PASS FOOD FISH AND OTHER SEAFOOD MONITORING ON TO NOAA...

EARLY ON...
"In the unlikely scenario that pollutants could affect fish that have traveled to the U.S., FDA will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to test seafood caught in those areas."

AND IN THEIR "March 2014 Update"...AFTER FISH WERE CAUGHT WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF CESIUM-137...  

"To date, FDA has no evidence that radionuclides from the Fukushima incident are present in the U.S. food supply at levels that would pose a public health concern.

[NOTE: THEY ONLY TESTED A LOUSY 1,345 FOOD PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN IN THE YEARS OF 2011 TO 2014! 1,3345 TOTAL!]
Consequently, FDA is NOT advising consumers to alter their consumption of specific foods imported from Japan or domestically produced foods, including seafood.

FDA continues to closely monitor the situation AT AND AROUND the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility...For example, a study published in 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reported finding very low levels of Cesium in Pacific Bluefin tuna caught by recreational fisherman off the coast of California in August 2011. FDA reviewed this study and determined that the levels of cesium were roughly 300 times lower than levels that would prompt FDA to investigate further to determine if there were a health concern.

FDA also closely monitors information and data from a number of foreign governments and international organizations. This includes monitoring;
--the Japanese government’s food sample testing program
--the import sample testing programs of nations geographically close to Japan that import significant amounts of food from Japan.

--Fukushima Dai-ichi incident related activities of international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

FDA continues to pay close attention to the situation AT the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility."


FDA IS TRUSTING JAPAN AND THE IAEA TO 'COME CLEAN'?
SURE, LET THE FOXES GUARD THE HEN HOUSE! 

FDA IS AS NOTORIOUS FOR LYING AS THE ABE GOVERNMENT AND TEPCO!

JUST 2 YEARS AFTER THE INITIAL MELTDOWNS, AFTER ALL, FDA EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF PREFECTURES THAT IT 'MIGHT' HAVE CONCERN FOR FROM 4 TO 14.
(Import Alert 99-33 listed only 4 prefectures)
WONDER WHY?
BECAUSE BY THEN WE KNEW THE RADIATION HAD SPREAD FURTHER THAN JAPAN OR THE EPA OR THE FDA HAD IMAGINED.

WHAT ABOUT ONGOING, UNEXPLAINED SPIKES IN RADIATION?
NO CONCERN AFTER THOSE?
EVERY YEAR WE SEE NEW "ALL-TIME HIGH LEVELS OF RADIATION", ALWAYS HIGHER. ONE CAN DO A WEB SEARCH AND FIND DOZENS MENTIONS OF THESE SPIKES EACH YEAR IN THE MEDIA. HERE ARE A FEW.

2011 
Oct 13, 2011 · Radiation spikes in Tokyo neighborhood, officials say


2013 
Sep 01, 2013 · There's been a sharp spike in radiation levels measured in the pipes and containers holding water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.


2017 
Lethal levels of radiation were detected spiking in one of the reactors in January, 2017.


2018
4th Feb 2018 : Radiation leaks at Fukushima pose a global threat


MARCH 1, 2018     

Fukushima radiation levels 100 times higher than normal                  

REMEMBER THIS?

Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity


AND THIS...

Aide to Japan PM quits over radiation limits

"A top nuclear adviser says government’s radiation limit is too high, and it takes ad-hoc measures to control crisis.

A senior nuclear adviser to Naoto Kan, the Japanese prime minister, has submitted his resignation, alleging the government had ignored his advice on radiation limits and failed to follow the law.

Toshiso Kosako, a Tokyo University professor, who was named last month as an aide to Kan, said the government had only taken ad-hoc measures to contain the crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

In a tearful press conference, he said the government and its commissions had taken “flexible approaches” to existing laws and regulations, and ignored his advice after he was named an adviser on March 16.

“I cannot help but to think (the prime minister’s office and other agencies) are only taking stopgap measures… and delaying the end” of the nuclear crisis, he told reporters."

HE KNEW, AS MANY IN GOVERNMENT THERE KNOW...CONTAMINATION CONTINUES.
FUKUSHIMA IS WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL BUT IT IS BY NO MEANS AT ITS WORST... YET.














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POSTCSRIPT:

I DISCOVERED A 'FORUM' WITH A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON THE PAST AND ONGOING DISASTER AT FUKUSHIMA. I'VE READ THERE AND FOLLOWED LINKS FOR HOURS EACH WEEK. 

HERE'S THE URL. 

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000003/HTML/20160323-6-083464-59.html









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