THESE ARE THE SOUNDS VISITORS TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES NEAR AND IN FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE COULD HEAR, IF ALLOWED TO, IN 2020.
In Fukushima, contamination is now omnipresent, you cannot see it nor smell it, nor taste it but it is there. And in 2016, an unprecedented public project began..
Japan's contamination is made visible by its 1/1000 second clicking sounds.
You can't see it but you can now visualize the power of those radioactive disintegrations by hearing their sounds, so that the inoffensive looking becquerel per kg numbers of an invisible contamination now take on a new dimension, as the violence of their power is suddenly revealed through their disintegration sounds.
"At least one billion becquerels a day of radiation continue to leak from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant."
A STANDING OVATION FOR 'THE AUSTRALIAN' FOR HAVING THE GUTS TO PRINT A DOCTOR'S WARNING!
WHY THE HELL DON'T ALL NEWS MEDIA DO SO?
IT COULD SAVE LIVES AND THE HEALTH OF MANY YOUNG ATHLETES.
DO YOU KNOW WHICH MAJOR NEWS AGENCIES EVEN MENTIONED THIS WARNING?
AS OF 10:30PM, CDST, ON OCT. 29, 2019, NOT A SINGLE ONE
'ANTINUCLEAR.NET' ALONE REPRINTED THE AUSTRALIAN ARTICLE.
IN A WEB SEARCH USING THE TERM "Fukushima fallout warning for Olympians",
I GOT THIS FROM THE SEARCH ENGINE:
"No news articles found for Fukushima fallout warning for Olympians."
SEARCHING ON THE ENTIRE WEB?
i GOT ONLY THIS:
"Not many results contain Fukushima warning olympians."
Yeah, most were 4 to 6 years old or older, and even when I modified the search to include the Dr,'s name and used 'Olympics', nothing but these two I list here came up.
Shame, damned sorry shame.
Everybody deserves full disclosure on this very real threat, especially, like Ruff says, pregnant women, young children (and I'd add the elderly and anyone with a compromised immune system).
ALL who are considering attending have a RIGHT to know the honest, factual data and make a CHOICE!
I really expected Greenpeace to make a lot more noise on this.
What happened to the ex-Prime Ministers and ambassador who have come out against Abe's lies to the Olympic Committee, to the people of the world?
Former Japan PM Koizumi accuses Abe of lying over Fukushima pledge.
“When [Abe] said the situation was under control, he was lying,” Koizumi told reporters in Tokyo. “It is not under control.”
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said that the nuclear accident is “still going on” today.
“One reactor meltdown could destroy the whole plant and, however unlikely, that is too great a risk.”
He criticized his successor, prime minister Shinzo Abe, for restarting some of the country’s nuclear power stations, all of which were shut down after the crisis, saying that Japan had “not learned the lessons enough.”
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.
As Murata noted in the conclusion of his article, “Heaven and Earth will not long countenance immoral conduct.”
Where are scientists like Michio Kaku, Arnie Gunderson, Tim Mousseau, all who initially and for years told the press the truths about Fukushima?
Where are the Physicians for Social Responsibility like Catherine Thomasson and Alex Rosen when we need their voices again to warn those thinking of being in Japan for the 'games'?
NO, THERE IS ONLY THIS SMALL GLIMMER OF TRUTH OUT THERE IN A SMALL AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER.
The AOC (Australian Olympic Committee) has been urged to inform its athletes and team members about the ongoing health effects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster for those attending the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo ...
Dr.Tilman Ruff, a public health expert who co-founded the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Melbourne, said he had written to the AOC to warn that levels of radioactivity in certain areas could be above the recommended maximum permissible exposure level.
He said the Japanese Olympic Committee planned to host baseball and softball competitions and part of the torch relay in Fukushima City, 50 kilometers away from the ruins of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
In 2011, multiple nuclear meltdowns at the damaged facility caused radioactivity to leak out across Japan and the Pacific.
“The Japanese government is making a concerted effort to present the Fukushima nuclear disaster as over and effectively dealt with in the lead-up to the Olympics. Some of these efforts are misleading and should not be accepted at face value,” Dr Ruff said.
He said thyroid cancers had notably increased among young people in Fukushima, with a total of about 200 cases.
He has made several visits to Fukushima since 2011, the latest in May when he provided radiation health advice to the Fukushima prefectural government.
Dr Ruff said he then wrote to the AOC urging it to “properly inform and safeguard the best interests of the Australian staff and team, and their accompanying families, especially women who may be pregnant and young children”.
He said short-term visits to areas contaminated by radioactive fallout “now involve low to minimal risk”.
“However, if any (AOC) members or athletes plan to be based in Fukushima or neighbouring contaminated prefectures for weeks or months, they should be informed about the health risks of radiation exposure,” Dr Ruff said.
International physician groups have criticised the Japanese government’s decision shortly after the 2011 disaster to increase the maximum permissible radiation dose for Japanese citizens from one (1) to 20 millisieverts.
[Dr. Paul Dorfman of the Energy Institute at University College, London, in 2017, on the Japanese government raising allowable radiation levels to 20 times the acceptable high level in the rest of the world: .
"This is inexplicable, since 20 mSv is the allowable dose for an adult radiation worker," Dorman said. "Given that infants and children are still in their developmental stage, they should not have been subjected to this dose.
"Unfortunately, what this means is that we may be seeing increased ill health in the future. Not simply gross cancers and possibly heart problems, but also things that are difficult to detect through epidemiology, such as immune problems."]
“Eight years later, it has not reversed that decision,” Dr Ruff said.
“No other government in the world has ever accepted such a high level of radiation beyond the immediate emergency phase of a nuclear disaster for its citizens.”
An AOC spokesman said Tokyo 2020 provided regular updates to the IOC regarding the situation. “We have been given assurances that radiation levels in Fukushima City are safe, noting that the IOC Co-ordination Team has made several visits to the region and that ongoing monitoring is conducted independently of the Japanese government,” the spokesman said.
THEY'RE LYING, AOC!
THEY'VE BEEN LYING FOR GOING ON 9 YEARS!
YOU'D BE FOOLISH TO TRUST A GOVERNMENT OR A UTILITY COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN BUSTED AS MANY TIMES AS JAPAN'S CO-CONSPIRATORS HAVE BEEN.
DITTO FOR ANY/ALL "NUCLEAR PROTECTION AGENCIES".
THEY ONLY PROTECT THE BIG BOYS OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.
BACK-TO-BACK TROPICAL STORMS IN JAPAN HAVE WREAKED HAVOC IN THE FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE.
We have no clue to the possible damage done to the failed power plant there.
SINCE NO FOREIGN SCIENTISTS, NUCLEAR EXPERTS OR JOURNALISTS ARE ALLOWED UNACCOMPANIED ACCESS TO THAT DESTROYED PLANT, WE CANNOT POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT THE CURRENT READINGS ON RADIATION ARE.
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY!
WARN THE WORLD ABOUT THE ONGOING LEAKS AND HIGH-LEVEL RADIATION IN AND WITHIN 100 MILES OF FUKUSHIMA, AND EVEN IN TOKYO.
LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE IF THEY STILL WANT TO ATTEND.
LET THEM TAKE GEIGER COUNTERS TO THE GAMES, MEASURE EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE.
GIVE THEM ALL DOSIMETRY BADGES IF IT'S SO SAFE.
SHOW THE WORLD THE READINGS!
Dec. 11, 2016: Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian writer who won a Nobel Prize for her book on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, visited evacuees in Fukushima Prefecture to hear about their experiences. "I try to listen to people no one sees or hears," Alexievich says. "There’s much more power in their emotions than in economic or medical data.... So I think it’s important to remember their lives.
Alexievich was also told the story of a dairy farmer, who committed suicide. A close friend of the farmer took her to the place where he died.
"He left a note saying, ‘I wish there'd been no nuclear power plants here,'" the farmer's friend Kenichi Hasegawa told her.
Alexievich has spent years focusing on the suffering of ordinary people and making their voices heard.
Visiting the 2 disaster-stricken regions has renewed her sense of determination.
"No one completely understands the horror of nuclear power. Literature should communicate it, and so should philosophers. It’s not a job for politicians alone," Alexievich said. "In other words, we need to look at what happened in Chernobyl and Fukushima and put them together, to form new knowledge.... I saw the future, not the past, and we need to work on that future."
Alexievich spent more than 10 years interviewing over 300 people, sometimes on camera. "In the last few days, whenever I lifted my husband’s body, his skin would peel off and stick to my hand," the wife of one firefighter told her.
She then wrote about their deep shock and continual sadness.
It has been 30 years since the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, and 5 years [almost 9 now] since the one in Fukushima. The future depends on never letting the voices of “the ordinary people” go unheard -- that’s the message from Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich.
ANYONE, EVERYONE WHO MAKES A DILIGENT, OPEN-MINDED, FACT-SEEKING SEARCH OF THIS UNENDING NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE CANNOT FAIL TO SEE, AS DID
OPPENHEIMER, GOFF, AND MOST ALL "MANHATTAN PROJECT" SCIENTISTS, THAT NUCLEAR ANYTHING IS A LONG-TERM KILLER. IT'S AN OPENED 'PANDORA'S BOX' THAT WE JUST CAN'T CLOSE.
THEY ALL REGRETTED UNLEASHING THAT MONSTER ONTO HUMANITY.
I REGRET THAT THEY DECIDED TOO LATE THAT IT IS A MONSTER.
IT'S NOT A FAIRY TALE, NOR A 'CONSPIRACY THEORY', IT'S A CONSPIRACY FACT THAT WE WILL ALL BE BOMBARDED BY FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOR HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF YEARS, DEPENDING ON WHICH RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES WE CHOOSE TO MONITOR THAT ARE STILL BEING EMITTED FROM THAT CURSED CRIPPLED NUKE PLANT.
IT'S SIMPLY A FACT OF LIFE FOR ALL OF US.
NO PANIC IS NECESSARY.
THE TRUTH IS WHAT IT IS, IT'S DONE, AND NOW WE SIMPLY SIT BACK AND 'PAY THE PIPER' FOR OUR FAILURE TO STOP IT.
-- TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF RADIATION READINGS AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO REALIZE ABOUT THIS NUCLEAR DISASTER, PLEASE READ
"A FUKUSHIMA AND RADIATION PRIMER. WE LEARN OR WE PERISH"
--POSTSCRIPT, FROM MY BLOG OF JANUARY 3, 2017:
THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO, SOME TRUTH WAS TOLD, BUT MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOWNPLAYED IT, REFUSED TO CARRY IT, OR CALLED IN BIG NUKE'S WELL-PAID 'EXPERTS' TO DISCREDIT IT AND THE WORLD, WANTING TO FEEL SAFE, ACCEPTED THAT ALL WAS WELL AND FORGOT ABOUT FUKUSHIMA.
Key findings from a report, which was released at a press briefing March 9, 2016, include a 10-fold increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer in children.
"As of February 2016, 116 children in [ONLY] Fukushima Prefecture had been diagnosed with aggressive and fast-growing, or already metastasizing, thyroid cancer, against an expected number of 1 to 5 cases per year, the report notes.
An additional 50 children have been diagnosed with suspected thyroid carcinoma.
More than 10,000 (and perhaps as many as 66,000) excess cases of cancer are expected among residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan as a result of radiation exposure from the March 11, 2011, Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, according to a report from Physicians for Social Responsibility and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS REFUSED TO TEST ALL CHILDREN IN JAPAN.
AREN'T THEY 'WORTH' THE COST?
OR WOULD RESULTS BE TOO HORRIFYING AND STRIP JAPAN OF THE OLYMPICS, CREATE OUTRAGE IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY AS THEY FIGURED OUT THAT ABE IS WAGING AN ONGOING, 'STATIONARY NUCLEAR WAR' ON ALL OF US?
FUKUSHIMA IS NOT OVER. IT WILL CONTINUE FOR GENERATIONS.
THE FAILURE OF THE GOVERNMENT IS AN OUTRAGE.
"Unfortunately, the full health impact of Fukushima may never be known, due to Japan's failure to immediately track radiation releases as well as a disturbing lack of testing of the general population for radiation-related diseases and other impacts, such as miscarriages and fetal malformations, leukemia, lymphomas, solid tumors or cardiovascular disease," Dr Thomasson said.
The report also notes that independent research data on the effects of the disaster are needed. Most of the data for the report come from pro-nuclear organizations in Japan. Dr Thomasson noted that the "massive initial radioactive emissions were not recorded at the time of the triple-reactor meltdown, and some radioactive isotopes, including strontium-90, have not been measured at all by the government.
"What is badly needed now is a series of epidemiological studies to investigate the health consequences of the excess radiation exposure, especially diseases that can be detected and treated early," the report concludes.
BUT SHINZO ABE WILL NOT ALLOW THAT!
Briefing speaker Alex Rosen, MD, pediatrician and vice-chair, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (Germany), said, "The important thing about this report is not so much counting cases of cancer or predicting how many cases of cancer there will be but pointing out that there are people in Japan right now whose right to life in a healthy environment is being taken away from them."
Robert Alvarez, senior scholar specializing in nuclear disarmament, environmental, and energy policies, Institute for Policy Studies, and former senior policy advisor, US Department of Energy, said: "Radioactive fallout from the reactors has created de facto 'sacrifice zones' where human habitation will no longer be possible well into the future.
In November 2011, the Japanese Science Ministry reported that long-lived radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles (30,000 sq km) of the land surface of Japan. Some 4500 square miles — an area almost the size of Connecticut — was found to have radiation levels that exceeded Japan's allowable exposure rate of 1 mSV (millisievert) per year. Fourteen of the nation's 54 reactors are permanently shut down, as they are on fault lines, and only four have been restarted."
"It is unfortunate," added Tim Mousseau, PhD, professor of biological sciences, University of South Carolina, "that, in some regards, we have better and more complete data about the impacts of Fukushima radiation on trees, plants, and animals than we do on humans."
"It is such an obvious measure that could be completed in about six months, but the government has done absolutely nothing for three years," said Koichiro Ono, a local kindergarten teacher. "The government is worried that if the results suggest that there is a link, it will ruin its plans to restart nuclear reactors."
[AND HOST THE OLYMPICS!]
"How can anyone talk about life returning to normal in Fukushima until everything has been done to ensure that people have their health?
Politicians keep talking about recovery, but that doesn't mean anything to people living around here."Toshiyuki Kamei whose 12-year-old daughter was found to have nodules on her thyroid.
IF YOU CAN'T STOP THE LEAKS, RAISE THE ALLOWABLE LEVEL OF RADIATION...
The Abe regime's decision to raise allowable radiation exposure standards in Japan to 20 millisieverts of radiation a year, up from the prior level of 2 mSv a year, far surpasses the globally-accepted limit for radiation absorption of 1 mSv a year.
This means that children were and are being exposed to the same levels of radiation that are permitted for adult nuclear power plant workers in Europe.
Some officials even argued that zones where rates were as high as 100 mSv a year should be considered ‘safe’.
New Orleans-based attorney Stuart Smith observed wryly:
“Instead of taking corrective measures to protect its people, Japan has simply increased internationally recognized exposure limits. It seems that the priority – as we’ve seen in so many other industrial disasters in so many other countries – is to protect industry and limit its liability rather than to ensure the long-term health and well being of the masses.”
-- SEE ALSO "TOKYO'S RADIATION OLYMPICS" BY ENVIROREPORTER