Friday, February 9, 2018
FUKUSHIMA RADIATION SPIKES AGAIN. IT IS A GLOBAL THREAT AND MUST BE STOPPED.
Record high fatal radiation levels, hole in reactor detected at crippled Fukushima plant
Feb. 2, 2017
I HAVE TRIED FOR DAYS TO POST THIS AND WILL KEEP TRYING UNTIL IT ALL POSTS OR THEY HAUL MY OLD BODY OUT OF THIS CABIN.
I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE HOW IT POSTS WHENEVER IT DOES.
I AM WEARY, IT HAS BEEN A HARD FEW DAYS HERE.
THE 'FORMATTING' AND 'PRESENTATION' BE HANGED, AND TO HELL WITH TYPOS AND ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE TRUTH THAT THIS IS HOW IT IS, NOTHING NEAR FUKUSHIMA IS "BETTER" AND WHAT IS THERE IS SPREADING ALL OVER PLANET EARTH, ENCROACHING UPON US ALL LITTLE-BY-LITTLE.
JUST READ THE WORDS OF THOSE STILL HOPING SOMEONE IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY CAN STOP THIS, CAN RESCUE THEM, THEIR CHILDREN, SAVE THEIR WORLD.
IF THIS IS MY FINAL POST, SO BE IT, BUT REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE AND SPREAD THEIR WORDS AND DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO MAKE IT ALL GO AWAY, TO PRESERVE WHAT CAN BE PRESERVED.
FUKUSHIMA IS REAL, IT'S AN ONGOING DISASTER, THE PEOPLE THERE NEED THE WORLD TO KNOW THE TRUTH SO MAYBE THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO OTHERS.
END THE LUNACY OF NUCLEAR "ENERGY", CITIZENS OF EARTH.
SAVE YOURSELVES, PLEASE.
Radiation leaks at Fukushima pose a global threat
4th Feb 2018
LETHAL levels of radiation have been detected at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, seven years after its destruction by an earthquake and tsunami.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which is responsible for the plant clean-up, made the discovery in a reactor containment vessel last month.
The energy firm found eight sieverts per hour of radiation, and 42 units were also detected outside its foundations.
A sievert is defined by the International Commission on Radiological Protection as the probability of cancer induction and genetic damage from exposure to a dose of radiation.
One sievert is thought to carry a 5.5 per cent chance of eventually developing cancer.
Experts told Japanese state broadcaster NHK World exposure to that volume of radiation for just an hour could kill, and another warned the leaks could lead to a "global" catastrophe if not tackled properly.
It came as Tepco said the problem of contaminated water - pooled around the plant's three reactors - seeping into the ground had caused a major headache in its efforts to decommission the plant.
Tepco has admitted it could be 2020 before the contamination issue is resolved. Only then can it move onto the second stage of removing nuclear debris at the site, including the damaged reactors.
Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit director Richard Black said the high levels of radiation found in and around the reactor last month were "expected" and unlikely to pose a danger.
"Although the radiation levels identified are high, a threat to human health is very unlikely because, apart from workers at the site, no one goes there," he said.
"The high readings from fuel debris would be expected - the higher reading from the foundations, if confirmed, would be more of a concern as the cause is at present unclear. But as officials indicate, it might not be a genuine reading anyway.
"What this does demonstrate is that, seven years after the disaster, cleaning up the Fukushima site remains a massive challenge - and one that we're going to be reading about for decades, never mind years."
But Mycle Schneider, an independent energy consultant and lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, says that Tepco "hasn't a clue what it is doing" in its job to decommission the plant.
He added the contaminated water leaking at the site could end up in the ocean if the ongoing treatment project failed, causing a "global" disaster, he told The Independent.
"Finding high readings in the reactor is normal, it's where the molten fuel is, it would be bizarre if it wasn't," he said.
"I find it symptomatic of the past seven years, in that they don't know what they're doing, Tepco, these energy companies haven't a clue what they're doing, so to me it's been going wrong from the beginning. It's a disaster of unseen proportions."
Mr Schneider said the radiation leaks could have global consequences.
"This is an area of the planet that gets hit by tornadoes and all kinds of heavy weather patterns, which is a problem," he said.
"When you have waste stored above ground in inappropriate ways, it can get washed out and you can get contamination all over the place ... if it contaminates the ocean, there is no local contamination - the ocean is global, so anything that goes into the ocean goes to everyone."
He added: "It needs to be clear that this problem is not gone, this is not just a local problem. It's a very major thing."
The Independent contacted Tepco for comment, but the energy giant had not responded at the time of publication.
Lethal radiation amounts still detected at crippled Fukushima plant 7yrs after disaster
An inspection of the Fukushima nuclear plant has detected extremely high amounts of radiation, says operator TEPCO. Just an hour of exposure would be lethal. A remote-controlled inspection detected 42 Sieverts (Sv) per hour of radiation outside the foundations of the crippled Unit 2 of the plant,
'Global Consequences' of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant
3 days ago - Since the disaster, numerous studies and reports have emerged showing the operator's failures in handling the now-crippled plant.
IT WAS THE SAME LAST YEAR...
Feb 8, 2017 - The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels.
Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable levels'
Fukushima - MSN.com
6 days ago - Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leak seven years after plant meltdown in Japan.
Fushima December 27, 2017
FUKUSHIMA NCLEAR WASTE GROWS BIGGER EVERY DAY.
AND WITH MORE WASTE, THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE RADIATION.
Adopting a return to normal policy, the Japanese government undertook an unprecedented decontamination program for areas of Fukushima contaminated by the triple reactor meltdown in March 2011. Fukushima prefecture is 70 percent mountainous forest which has not and cannot be decontaminated, with decontamination efforts focussed along roads and in towns, farmland and in narrow areas around peoples houses. The result has been that the Japanese authorities have produced a nuclear waste crisis, with over 7 million tons of waste located in 147,000 locations (as of August 2017). The Japanese government is determined to force people back to their homes despite the on-going radiation risks and the vast volumes of nuclear waste.
WE'VE BEEN WARNED BY THOSE WHO ARE THERE SINCE 2011, BUT MANSTREAM MEDIA KEEPS SWEEPING THEIR CONCERNS AND THE HONEST FACTS UNDER THE RUG.
Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of ...
https://www.asia-pacificresearch.com/fukushima...nuclear...nuclear-radiation/56277076 days ago - After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima,
Scandal: Japan Forces Top Official To Retract Prime Minister’s Revelation Fukushima Permanently Uninhabitable
Emergency Special Report: Japan’s Earthquake, Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe
– by Yoichi Shimatsu – 2011-03-13
The tendency to deny systemic errors – "in order to avoid public panic" – is rooted in the determination of an entrenched Japanese bureaucracy to protect itself.
An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the US Follows Arrival of Radioactive Plume from Fukushima, Is there a Correlation?
– by Dr. Joseph J. Mangano, Dr. Janette Sherman – 2011-12-20
Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity
AS ONE PERSON COMMENTED ON THE DIANUKE WEBSITE:
"The conventional medical-dental industries and the nuclear-military industries (=the radiation cartel) have been, for well over half a century , perpetually lying about, and minimizing, the true toxicity of ionizing radiation (e.g resorting to false sneaky comparisons between radiation exposure from sunlight or an airplane flight to a dental or medical x-ray or the exposure to nuclear fallout, etc. to deliberately deceive the unwitting public) to avoid culpability for the huge number of deaths and injuries that they're responsible for (discussed and well referenced in the book "The Mammogram Myth" by Rolf Hefti).
The distortions and disinformation about the alleged safety of (low dose) radiation or the purported lack of much harm to people, whether from medical x-rays or fallout from disaster sites such as Chernobyl or Fukushima, continues to this day. The real danger and damage caused by Chernobyl and Fukushima are much higher than the officialdom wants the public to believe."
HOW MANY WHO ARE RIGHT THERE IN THE CENTER OF THIS HAVE PLEADED WITH US FOR YEARS TO HELP THEM? HOW MANY PARENTS, JAPANESE PHYSICIANS, SCIENTISTS, JOURNALISTS, FARMERS, PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY, AND EVEN EX-PRIME MINISTERS, THREE OF THEM, HAVE TRIED TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE WORLD THAT THIS IS A NIGHTMARE WITH NO ENDING, AN ONGOING NUCLEAR DIASTER THAT WRAPS AROUND THE GLOBE?
BUT ABE, TEPCO, THE NUCLEAR 'ENERGY' GOONS ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE MANAGED TO CONTROL THE PRESS, KEEP THE FACTS FROM BEING KNOWN, CALM THE MASSES, AND THEY CONTINUE TO SELL THE LIE THAT FUKUSHIMA IS FINE.
"COME, WORLD, COME TO THE SHINZO ABE OLYMPICS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EXTINCTION EVENT KNOWN AS FUKUSHIMA'S DAI'ICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. EAT THE TOXIC FOOOD, DRINK THE TOXIC WATER, BREATHE THE TOXIC AIR AND GO HOME AND WAIT FOR YOUR CANCERS TO DEVELOP."
BELOW, HERE, OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING THERE IN JAPAN TODAY TRY AGAIN TO TELL US WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING.
SOME OF THIS IS LENGTHY, SOME IS A BIT TECHNICAL, BUT READ WHAT THEY SAID, PLEASE, IF ONLY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEY TRIED TO WARN US.
Tokyo Not Fit For Human Habitation - YouTube
A MOTHER IN TOKYO PLEADS FOR HELP
Published on Jan 29, 2018
"I am standing here to tell you that the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe is not over. I evacuated to Kansai three years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Where do you think I evacuated from? I evacuated from Tokyo. Do you know that Tokyo has serious radioactive contamination?? Tens of millions of people in East Japan live with radioactive contamination now.
My daughter was 5 years old at the time of the accident She was a cheerful and active girl. But after one year since the accident, her health conditions became bad and she was troubled by strange symptoms.
She told me, "Mommy, I feel so bad, I have no power, My hands hurt, my legs hurt, my body hurts."
In fact, my daughter became so sick that she could not live a normal life at all.
At that time I met a doctor who was working with the issue of radiation exposure in the metropolitan area. He said, if sick children are moved to the west away from contaminated eastern Japan, some of them might recover health.
According to his examinations after the accident, the number of white blood cells of children living in the metropolitan area was decreasing. And he added that neutrophils among white blood cells were particularly badly decreasing. And as we found out later, our two children also had the same condition.
Today, the doctor is saying that for every ten children in Tokyo, nine of them have below standard numbers of neutrophils.
When I consulted the doctor about my daughter, he clearly stated that she was affected by the radiation exposure.
And he gave me advice to move my daughter.
In any case, I tried to move my sick daughter out of Tokyo.
Whenever we stayed in a place where there was no radioactive contamination, she became very well. But when we returned to Tokyo, she became sick again. We did not have the option to stay in Tokyo, we just fled from Tokyo and came here.
Living in East Japan means living with many radioactive materials, and it is not a place where people can live in good health.
So, as evacuees from eastern Japan, we are calling for evacuation to West Japan.
Our existence here is not broadcasted on the radio nor published in newspapers. So, I am telling you about it now.
After the accident, we were told that radiation was not a problem and health damages would not occur. But it was not true.
Many of us have evacuated from East to West due to various health problems. Many people are getting sick today in East Japan. People are dying without noticing that it is due to radiation. Many Japanese can not face this nuclear catastrophe.
Now my daughter is 12 years old. She's healthy and enjoys everyday life. She has good friends and says she wants to continue living here forever.
My daughter wrote this , It says she wants to stay here with her friends forever.
She is very afraid that nuclear power plants now get restarted and may have another accident. If that happens, she will have to move away from here again. If another nuclear accident happens, she knows that she can not live in this country anymore.
And accidents are not the only ones that threaten her. This is a basic issue but after the accident, our government has not confined radioactive materials to one place.
On the contrary, our government has a policy of diluting toxic radioactive waste by mixing it with water, cement or other materials, and making it look harmless.
And the Japanese government now allows incineration of highly contaminated nuclear waste of up to 8000 Bq/kg, 80 times as high as before the Fukushima accident. It's all to reduce the enormous amount of nuclear waste. But as conscientious scientists say, we should never burn radioactive materials. It should never have been allowed.
We don’t seem to be able to stop this crazy, irresponsible way of our government.
I hope that my daughter can live in her beloved country where she was born and raised. Please try to know what is going on in Japan now.
We are telling the world that the nuclear disaster is far from being over."
In addition Dr Shigeru Mita closed his medical practice in Tokyo in 2014 and left the city, declaring it "not fit for human habitation" when he found that all his child patients of 10 years old and under had reduced neutrophils and other illnesses due to "chronic internal exposure to low dose ionising radiation":
A JAPANESE CITIZEN AND SCIENTIST SHOWS US THE TRUTH
January 31, 2018
An appeal from Etsuji Watanabe, member of the Japanese anti-radiation citizen-scientist group ACSIR (Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned about Internal Radiation Exposures)
Yuko Kato: Evacuee from Fukushima, member of the Kansai plaintiff group for compensation against TEPCO and government.
Ruiwen Song: Taiwanese freelance journalist
The Japanese government has created foreign language websites which provide the information about radiology in general and the radiological situation in Fukushima. Journalists around the world, our friends and acquaintances living abroad are continually asking us whether the information that these Japanese central and local government websites present to the international community is correct or not. The following is our answer.
The stories uploaded on these websites give people the impression that worrying about radiation is unnecessary. As for this impression, has Fukushima now really become a safe place to live or visit?
First of all, Japanese anti-nuclear activists and evacuees from contaminated areas in Fukushima and Kanto, have been warning people all over the world NEVER to trust what the Japanese government is saying about both radiology in general and the specific radiological health effects caused by the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster (hereafter Fukushima accident) following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11th, 2011.
Prime-minister Shinzo Abe and the Japanese government as a whole including Fukushima prefectural government have repeatedly declared that "with regard to health-related problems (of the Fukushima accident), I (Abe) will state in the most emphatic and unequivocal terms that there have been no problems until now, nor are there any at present, nor will there be in the future." (Abe’s statement at a news conference). See the Japanese government website below.
This claim is completely fabricated and false. In making these claims, the Japanese government is blatantly ignoring the vast number of studies in radiological sciences and epidemiology that have been accumulating historically. By engaging in this behavior, the Japanese government has been systematically deceiving the public, both nationally and internationally.
Just think of the amount of radioactivity released during the Fukushima accident. As you know, one of the standards used to assess the extent of radioactive releases and longtime human health effects is the levels of cesium 137 (Cs137) released into the environment. Based on the Japanese government data (which is an underestimate), the Fukushima accident released 168 times the Cs137 discharged by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This amount is almost the equivalent to the total atmospheric nuclear explosions conducted by the United States on the Nevada test ground. The Nevada desert is not designated as a residential area, but the Japanese government has recommended evacuated residents return to live in areas with radiation levels of up to 20 mSv/year. By removing economic support for evacuees, the Japanese government has forced many people who had evacuated from these areas to return.
We estimate that in the Fukushima accident approximately 400-600 times the Cs137 were released into the atmosphere by the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. Roughly 20% of the Cs137, or 80-120 Hiroshima-equivalents, were deposited on Japan. Of this, the decontamination efforts have only been able to retrieve five Hiroshima-equivalents. The waste from decontamination efforts is typically stored all over Fukushima mostly in mountainous heaps of large plastic bags. This means that 75-115 Hiroshima-equivalents of Cs137 still remain in Fukushima, surrounding prefectures, and all over Japan.
In addition, the Japanese government is now planning to reuse the retrieved contaminated soil under 8000Bq/kg in public works projects all over Japan. This self-destructive program has now been partially started without any announcements as to where the contaminated soil are and will be reused, under the pretext of "avoiding damage caused by harmful rumors". This project is tantamount to scattering lethal fallout of Cs137 equivalent to about 5 times that of Hiroshima bomb all over Japan. The Japanese government is literally behaving like a nuclear terrorist.
Do you really imagine that Fukushima prefecture and surrounding areas, contaminated as they are to levels similar to the Nevada test site, is really a safe place for people to permanently live, or for foreign tourists to visit and go sightseeing?
Regrettably, we must conclude that it is not, for either residents or tourists the situation in Fukushima is not safe.
These websites also point out that the international annual dose limit for the public is at 1mSv, but this level is easily exceeded by only one CT-scan, insinuating that this 1mSv standard is set too low and thus not a useful indicator.
CT-Scans are often cited as if they had no radiation risks, But this is not true. A recent study clearly shows that every CT-scan (about 4.5mSv irradiation) increases the risk of cancers in children by 24%. See the website below.
In Fukushima the allowable level of radiation per year for residents is now 20mSv. Can you imagine having 4-5 CT-scans every year?
One of the websites states: "In Fukushima, the indoor radiation doses are now so reduced that no radioactive cesium can be found in the air. Therefore, no radioactive particles can invade the human body during breathing." What do you think of this statement?
The Japanese government also ignores the long term peril caused by "hot particles" ――micron-and- nano-sized radioactive particulates――which, if inhaled or absorbed into the human body, may lead to many kinds of cancers and other diseases including cardiac failure. We should consider internal irradiation to the cells near the radiation sources to be 500 times more dangerous than external irradiation because particles inside the body radiates very near or even inside cells, causing intensive damage to DNAs and other cell organs such as mitochondria.
These websites explain that there exists not only artificial but also natural radioactivity, thus people are living in an environment surrounded by radiation all the time in everyday life.
One of the main tactics that the Japanese government often uses to propagate the "safety of low level irradiation" is to compare artificial radioactivity with natural radioactivity. But this logic is a methodological sleight of hand. It is crystal-clear that even exposure to natural radioactivity has its own health risks. Cancers sickened and killed people long before artificial radioactivity was used. For example, Seishu Hanaoka, one of the founders of Japan’s medicine, carried out 152 breast cancer surgeries from 1804 to 1836.
Both kinds of radioactivity have their own health risks. Risks caused by artificial radioactivity should not be compared but be added to the natural radioactivity risks as they both lead to the accumulation of exposure.
For example, potassium 40 (K40) is a typical natural radioactive nuclide. According to the Japanese government, the average internal exposure dose for adults from K40 is about 4,000Bq/year or 0.17mSv/year. See the website below (in Japanese).
The ICRP risk model (2007) allows us to estimate the approximate risk posed by K40. The calculation shows that K40 is responsible for approximately 4,000 cancer cases and 1,000 deaths every year. If the same amount of radiation was added to that of K40 in the human body by artificial sources, the cancers and mortalities would be doubled to 8,000 and 2,000 a year, respectively. Based on the ECRR (2010) model, which criticizes the ICRP risk model as a severe underestimate, these figures should be multiplied by 40, reaching 320,000 and 80,000, respectively.
The extract you cite from the Fukushima government website is completely fake: "In Fukushima, the indoor radiation doses are now so reduced that no radioactive cesium can be found in the air. Therefore, no radioactive particles can invade the human body during respiration". Reports from civic radiation measurement stations refute this claim. For example, dust collecting paper packs of vacuum cleaners used in Iwaki City, Fukushima prefecture, are radiologically measured and 4,800-53,900Bq/kg radioactive cesium was detected in Oct-Dec 2015. See the website below (in Japanese).
One of the websites says that the Fukushima prefecture has conducted whole-body counter screenings of the 170,000 local population so far but cesium was rarely detected." Does this mean that we can safely consume food from Fukushima, and Fukushima residents are no longer being exposed internally to radiation?
This is a typical example of demagogy by the Japanese government: vague expressions lacking specific data, using the words "safe and secure" without clear explanation. In reality, the government has not publicized any data indicating serious irradiation of the population. For example, you mentioned the Fukushima prefectural government website saying that whole-body counter screenings of 170,000 members of the local population have found radioactive Cs only in very few cases. However, the fact that no specific number is given makes the statement suspicious.
These statistics, more than likely, exclude many firefighters or other municipal employees who, at the time of accident, helped local residents evacuate from a lot of contaminated areas surrounding the defunct Fukushima plant. These people were subjected to serious radiation doses.
Civic groups’ efforts for the disclosure of information has recently prompted city officials near the defunct plant to disclose the fact that it conducted whole-body counter check-ups on about 180 firefighters, nurses and municipal employees. According to Koichi Ohyama, a member of the municipal assembly of Minami Soma, the screening conducted in July, 2011, showed almost all of these people tested positive in Cs. The maximum Cs137 dose among the firefighters was as high as 140,000 Bq. This data reveals a part of the reality of irradiation but it is only a tiny part.
The government websites suggest that no health effects from irradiation have been reported in Fukushima. Is this true? Or have any symptoms appeared that indicate an increase in radiation-induced diseases in Fukushima?
One example is the outbreak of child thyroid cancer, but the Japanese government has been denying the relationship with irradiation from radioactive iodine released from the Fukushima disaster.
Japan’s population statistics reflect the health effects from the Fukushima disaster radioactivity. The following data clearly show that diseases increasing in Fukushima are highly likely to have been radiation-induced.
[Question 7] The Fukushima prefecture website says, "After the Fukushima accident, the Japanese government has introduced the provisional standards for radioactive iodine and cesium. The Fukushima prefectural government subsequently strictly regulated distribution and consumption of food with levels of radioactivity exceeding the provisional standards. Now we have had this new much stricter standard. The distribution and consumption of food exceeding this new standard has been continuously regulated; therefore any food on the market is safe to consume." Is it true?
[Answer] As for food contamination, the Japanese government has also tried to cover up the real picture. First, the current government standard for radioactivity in food, 100Bq/kg, is dangerously high for human health, especially for fetuses, infants, children and pregnant women. Even six and a half years after the accident, the Agriculture Ministry of Japan as well as many civic radioactivity measurement stations all over the country have reported many food contamination cases, although the frequency is evidently reduced.
The Japanese government has underestimated the danger presented by internal irradiation. But, we must consider two important factors. (1) The wide range of difference in personal radio-sensitivity. According to Professor Tadashi Hongyo (Osaka University Medical Faculty), the maximum difference is as wide as 100 times in terms of biological half-life of Cs137. (2) Recent studies denying that the so-called biological half-life decrease curve actually exists. According to the new model, daily food contamination can cause concentrations to accumulate as time passes. Even a daily 1Bq internal radiation dose from food cannot be safe for human health (details below).
Our recommendation is to be cautious of food or produce from Fukushima and the surrounding areas, and, even if contamination levels are said to have now generally decreased, to avoid jumping to the conclusion that all the food is fit to eat.
[Question 8] We would like to ask about the situations in prefectures surrounding Fukushima. A television program once reported, "As for the safety of Tochigi and Gunma prefectures, few people are raising concern about health effects of radiation." Is it true that the prefectures somewhat distant from the Fukushima Daiichi plant are now safe with no human risk?
[Answer] Regarding the radioactive contamination in prefectures surrounding Fukushima, you can refer to the following website.
This article examines the contamination in the Tokyo metropolitan area, but conditions are the same or more serious in Tochigi or other prefectures north of Tokyo, nearer to the defunct Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Another example is the statistics of stillbirth and neonatal mortality in Fukushima and the surrounding five prefectures (Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaragi, Miyagi, Iwate) shown below.
Perinatal mortality in not only Fukushima prefecture but also neighboring prefectures rose 15.6% just 10 months after the accidents. This clearly indicates the existence of some kind of human health damage from radiation.
[Question 9] We would like to ask about the decontamination efforts by famers living in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures. Should we think highly of the farmers measuring the amount of radiation deposited on the surface of soil to create radiation maps for farms, or washing the radiation from the surface of every single tree off the radiation with high-pressure washers? The farmers said that while these methods have been shown to be radiologically effective, their produce did not sell well, because consumers are still feeling anxious about health risks. Does the problem of radioactive food contamination in Japan just end up in whether each consumer personally believes it safe or not?
[Answer] We must raise a question that, despite the government’s decontamination efforts, a huge amount of radioactive materials deposited in mountainous areas remain untouched. Now they are re-dispersing and re-depositing over wide areas of Fukushima and surrounding prefectures via winds, cars, trains, river water, pollen, spores, emissions from incinerators, in the form of radioactive dusts and particulates, among many others. For an example, see the following website.
So I regret to say that, although these farmers’ endeavors you mentioned are very precious and respectable, they are not sufficient to completely eliminate the risk of radiation exposure from food. The problem exists objectively in the nuclear materials deposited on and in soil, algae, plants, houses, buildings, forests, animal and human bodies, not subjectively in the consumers’ sentiment or psychology.
[Question 10] Japanese experts have recently pitched a cultivation method that can remove cesium by intensive use of potassium fertilizer. Is this method effective at all? Do you have any doubt about their claims?
[Answer] They seem to be among those experts who have been criticizing the general public’s tendency to demand "zero irradiation risk" as an obstacle to Fukushima reconstruction.
As you know, cesium (Cs) has chemically similar characteristics to potassium (K). So it is true that higher levels of application of potassium fertilizer lowers the plant’s absorption, and therefore concentration, of radioactive Cs, decreasing Cs137/134 concentrations in produce, often to below the government standard of 100Bq/kg. But the following problems remain: (1) This procedure can prevent Cs transfer from the soil to produce only partly, not completely; (2) This process raises the potassium concentration in the produce and therefore heightens the burdens on certain human organs such as kidneys, the heart and the nervous system, causing new health risks; (3) Heightened concentration of potassium also leads to the heightened concentration of radioactive K40, so the reduced risk of radioactive Cs lead to an increased risk of internal irradiation by K40.
[Question 11] Even if cesium concentration was reduced by applying more potassium fertilizer than usual, strontium contamination would remain. In Japanese government’s international press campaign as to the Fukushima accident, almost nothing has been said about strontium. If you have any information on strontium contamination, let us know.
[Answer] We regret that the information about strontium that you are asking for is very limited and searching for it is also a challenge for us. The Japanese government and research institutes under the government have reported very limited data regarding strontium contamination. But it is important that the Japanese government admits the fact of strontium contamination within 80km from the defunct Fukushima plant. See the website below.
The US Department of Energy data on the strontium contamination of soil in Japan and its visualization (in Japanese) can be seen on the websites below.
[Question 12] Some Japanese experts say, "the Japanese government has declared that no health effects from irradiation below 100mSv (or 100mSv/year) have been confirmed." Some farmers have established a private food standard of 20Bq/kg, much lower than the Japanese government standard of 100Bq/kg. Do you think that doses under 100mSv or under 20Bq/kg are safe and secure?
[Answer] As you mentioned, the Japanese government claims that no scientific studies verify that irradiation of 100mSv or less poses a threat to human health, suggesting that irradiation under 100mSv has no risk. This, however, is false. The government is fabricating this information. In fact, very many scientific studies have already confirmed and proven health effects induced by irradiation under 100mSv. For example, see the websites below.
Background Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Childhood Cancer: A Census-Based Nationwide Cohort Study
The Japanese government is using the term "100mSv" in a deliberately ambiguous and confusing manner. The expression 100mSv can have three meanings: (1) a one-time irradiation dose, (2) cumulative irradiation doses, or (3) annual irradiation doses. So 100mSv is not the same as, nor equal to the 100mSv/year that you mentioned in parenthesis. The latter amounts to a 1Sv in cumulative dose over 10 years (which is an up to 10% lethal dose), and 5Sv over 50 years (which is a 50% lethal dose). The present government standard for evacuees to return, 20mSv/year, means that living there for 5 years leads to a cumulative dose of 100mSv, at which the Japanese government admits clear health risks.
Regarding 20Bq/kg as some farmers’ private food standard, it is critical to pay serious attention to the extraction process of Cs from tissues. Japanese-Canadian non-organic biochemist Eiichiro Ochiai points out in his book "Hiroshima to Fukushima, Biohazards of Radiation" (2014) that, based on the Leggett model, the Cs concentration injected in tissues at one time diminishes relatively quickly for about 10 days in most tissues. After that, processes slow down, tending to become steady. He writes: the decrease of the overall Cs level in the body does not follow an exponential decay curve (p.83). This means that consecutive intake of Cs, even in very low levels, results in the accumulation of Cs in the body. (Incidentally, Ochiai’s book can be downloaded for free from the website below.) https://archive.org/details/HiroshimaToFukushima
Regarding the Leggett model, see the website below.
Yuri Bandazhevsky considers over 10Bq/kg of radioactive Cs concentrations in the body to be unsafe because even this low level can possibly cause abnormal electrocardiographic pattern in babies, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, cataracts, and so on.
Therefore, we can conclude unequivocally that neither the irradiation under 100mSv nor the privately set 20Bq/kg food standard are safe and secure."
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I AM HUMBLY GRATEFUL.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1- YOU IN THE E.U., BE VERY AWARE OF THIS, FOR WHEN IT IS ALLOWED, RADIOACTIVE FOODS WILL LIKELY NOT BE LABELED AS COMING FROM THE AFFECTED PROVINCES IN JAPAN.
ONCE RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES ARE INGESTED OR INHALED, THEY WILL AFFECT YOU FOR YEARS AND WILL HARM YOUR DNA.
2- Radioactive leak at Indira Gandhi International Airpor's cargo terminal
A leak of radioactive substance, which had come from Turkey, was detected at the cargo complex of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here .
DID THE MADMAN ERDOGAN TAKE NUKES FROM THE AMERICAN BASE HE HELD HOSTAGE THERE FOR DAYS? IS THAT WHAT WAS IN THIS "CARGO"? IS THAT WHY THE U.S. IS CATERING TO HIS EVERY DEMAND SINCE HE RAIDED OUR AIRBASE THERE?
REMEMBER WHAT WE LEARNED YEARS AGO ABOUT THE U.S. MILITARY HAVING "SUITCASE NUKES". RESEARCH THAT.
3- YOU IN THE U.S., WATCH THIS WEBSITE AND READ YOUR FOOD LABELS.
THE FDA IS COMPLICIT WITH MANY, WHOEVER OFFERS THEM THE MOST $$$ GARNERS THE MOST "FAVORS".
Import Alert 99-33
Published Date: 01/24/2018
Revisions to this Import Alert dated January 23, 2018 is to add Koshiabura under the listing for the NIIGATA PREFECTURE, which was inadvertently omitted from the 11/20/2017 revision.
4- Experts doubt lifting of Japan food ban
Jan 11, 2018 - Many countries and regions, including China, the U.S., South Korea, Singapore and the EU, have curbed imports of food products from areas near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant over fears of potential contamination, although some have recently eased their restrictions.
5- AMERICAN COMPANIES CAN USE FOODS FROM JAPAN AND NOT HAVE TO LABEL IT AS COMING FROM JAPAN. THEY CAN THEN EXPORT THOSE FOOD ITEMS ANYWHERE ON EARTH.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT U.S. FOOD LABELING LAW CAN HARM YOU.
"Under §304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1304), every imported item must be conspicuously and indelibly marked in English to indicate to the "ultimate purchaser" its country of origin." According to the U.S. Customs, generally defined the "ultimate purchaser" is the last U.S. person who will receive the goods in the form in which it was imported.
However, if the goods are destined for a U.S. based processor where they will undergo "substantial transformation", then that processor or manufacturer is considered the ultimate purchaser. The law authorizes exceptions to labeling requirements, such as for articles incapable of being marked or where the cost would be "economically prohibitive."
This does not apply to food 'processed' in the US with ingredients from other countries. Processed food includes milk, juice, dry foods and dietary supplements/vitamins. FDA website states: 1. An imported product, such as shrimp, is peeled, deveined and incorporated into a shrimp dish, such as "shrimp quiche." The product is no longer identifiable as shrimp but as "quiche." The quiche is a product of the US. So labeling it as "product of the USA" would not be a violation of the FFD&C Act. (Whether or not it violates *CBP’s* requirements would need to be asked.) 2. An imported product, such as shrimp, is peeled and deveined. It is labeled as "Imported by" or "Distributed by" a firm in the USA. Such labeling would not violate the FFD&C Act, but it would not meet the *CBP’s* requirement for country of origin labeling. The product would also have to be clearly identified as to country of origin.
In 2009, the Canadian government launched a challenge to mCOOL at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Canadian federal government argued before the WTO that American "country of origin" labelling rules (COOL) actually worked to the detriment of the meat industry on both sides of the border by increasing costs, lowering processing efficiency and otherwise distorting trade across the Canada-U.S. border. Mexico made similar claims.
In 2011, Canada said the WTO ruled in Canada's favor. The US said the panel affirmed the right of the United States to require country of origin labeling for meat products. Canada and Mexico are asking the WTO for another review and permission to impose more than $2 billion a year in retaliatory tariffs, and the governments involved will be notified confidentially of the WTO decision on June 20, which will be made public a month later.[needs update]
In May 2015, the WTO upheld its previous ruling that the U.S. COOL requirements discriminated against Canadian and Mexican livestock. The two countries asked the WTO to authorize US$3 billion in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. imports. In December 2015, the WTO determined the impact of the COOL requirements on the Canadian and Mexican economies at $1.1 billion and authorized Canada and Mexico to impose $781 million and $228 million, respectively, in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. imports.HYPERLINK \l "cite_note-9"
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Live Jet stream wind map of world radiation Fallout USA Healthy
Jan 27, 2018 - "Did you know today is a bad day to be outside did your front page mention the heavy amount of radioactive particles in the air today that came from the death plumes from Fukushima 4 days ago?
It took The soviet union 500,000 workers to decommission Chernobyl.
Chernobyl was much smaller and was only 30 % melted down.
Fukushima has 3 reactors complete meltdowns that ran on mox fuel.. Enriched uranium weapons grade. Doing the math it would take 5 million kamikazes to save the world."
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