Fukushima alert: radiations killing our children, govt hides truth – former mayor

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Students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary School, located about 21 km (13 miles) from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.

 

 

Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.

Asked about government plans to relocate the people of Fatuba to the city of Iwaki, inside the Fukushima prefecture, Idogawa criticized the move as a “violation of human rights.”

Compared with Chernobyl, radiation levels around Fukushima “are four times higher,” he told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, adding that “it’s too early for people to come back to Fukushima prefecture.”

“It is by no means safe, no matter what the government says.”

Idogawa alleges that the government has started programs to return people to their towns despite the danger of radiation.

“Fukushima Prefecture has launched the Come Home campaign. In many cases, evacuees are forced to return. [the former mayor produced a map of Fukushima Prefecture that showed that air contamination decreased a little, but soil contamination remains the same.] » 

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According to Idogawa there are about two million people residing in the prefecture who are reporting“all sorts of medical issues,” but the government insists these conditions are unrelated to the Fukushima accident. Idogawa wants their denial in writing.

“I demanded that the authorities substantiate their claim in writing but they ignored my request.”

Once again, Idogawa alludes to the nuclear tragedy that hit Ukraine on April 26, 1986, pleading that the Japanese people “never forget Chernobyl.” Yet few people seem to be heeding the former government official’s warning.

“They believe what the government says, while in reality radiation is still there. This is killing children. They die of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroiditis… Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school; others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities still hide the truth from us, and I don’t know why. Don’t they have children of their own? It hurts so much to know they can’t protect our children.

“They say Fukushima Prefecture is safe, and that’s why nobody’s working to evacuate children, move them elsewhere. We’re not even allowed to discuss this.”

The former mayor found it ironic that when discussing the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for 2020, Prime Minister Abe frequently mentions the Japanese word, “omotenashi,” which literally means that you should “treat people with an open heart.”

In Idogawa’s opinion, the same treatment does not apply equally to the people most intimately connected with Fukushima: the workers involved in the cleanup operations.

“Their equipment was getting worse; preparation was getting worse. So people had to think about their safety first. That’s why those who understood the real danger of radiation began to quit. Now we have unprofessional people working there.

 

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They don’t really understand what they’re doing. That’s the kind of people who use the wrong pump, who make mistakes like that.

“I’m really ashamed for my country, but I have to speak the truth for the sake of keeping our planet clean in the future.

Idogawa then made some parallels with one of the most tragic events in the history of Japan: the use of atomic bombs on the industrial cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States at the end of World War II.

“The authorities lied to everyone (about the effects of the atomic bombings)…They hid the truth. That’s the situation we are living in. It’s not just Fukushima. Japan has some dark history. This is a sort of a sacrifice to the past.”

When pressed on the details of a United Nations report that says there have been no radiation-related deaths or acute diseases observed among the workers and general public, Idogawa dismisses it as“completely false,” before providing some of his own experiences at the height of the crisis.

“When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from heart attacks, and then there were many people in Fukushima who died suddenly, even among young people. It’s a real shame that the authorities hide the truth from the whole world, from the UN. We need to admit that actually many people are dying. We are not allowed to say that but TEPCO employees also are dying. But they keep mum about it.”

When asked to provide solid figures on the actual number of people who died under such circumstances, Idogawa refrained, saying “it’s not just one or two people. We’re talking about ten to twenty people who died this way.”

Asked about other options that Japan has for providing energy sources to its 126 million people, he responded that despite having many rivers, the government neglects to promote hydro energy.

Why? Because it’s not “profitable for big companies!”

Idogawa goes on to provide a blueprint for fulfilling Japan’s energy needs that sounds surprisingly simple.

“We can provide electricity for a large number of people even with limited investment, without taxes. Just use gravity, and we may have so much energy that there’ll be no need for nuclear plants anymore.”

Premonitions of disaster

Even before the massive failure at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, the day northeastern Japan was hit by an earthquake-triggered tsunami that caused the meltdown of three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors, Idogawa knew the facility was dangerous.

“I asked them about potential accidents at a nuclear power plant, pretending I didn’t know anything about it, and it turned out they were unable to answer many of my questions,” he said. “Frankly, that’s when it first crossed my mind that their management didn’t have a contingency plan. It was then that I realized the facility could be dangerous.”

The former mayor, who happened to be in a nearby town on the day the tsunami struck, recalled driving back to Futaba upon news of the earthquake. Only later did he discover how close he came to losing his life in the approaching tsunami. 
“I managed to get there before the bigger tsunami came. It was only later that I realized that I escaped the water… I got lucky. The tsunami came after I drove off that road and up the mountains.”

 

Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk toward the No. 1 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014.
Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk toward the No. 1 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014.

 

Questions regarding the nuclear power plant dominated his thoughts on the 30-minute drive home. “I just kept thinking, ‘If it’s that strong, what will happen to the power plant? What if the reactor is damaged? What if the water leaks? What will the city do? What am I to do as mayor?’ »

Once in his office, Idogawa looked out the window and was confronted by what he described as “a terrifying sight.” 
“Usually you couldn’t see the sea from there, but that time I could see it just 300-500m away,” he said.

It was at that point that the mayor realized that the nuclear power plant had probably suffered some sort of damage. After spending the night watching news reports on television, the only source of information since even mobile phones were not working, Idogawa announced an emergency evacuation early the next morning. Not all of the residents, however, heard the emergency broadcast.

“Later, I learned that not all Futaba residents heard my announcement. I feel guilty about that…I found out that the Fukushima prefecture hadn’t given me all the information in a timely fashion. And now the government isn’t taking any steps to ensure people’s safety from radiation, and isn’t monitoring the implementation of evacuation procedures.”

Beyond nuclear energy

Katsutaka Idogawa believes a transformation to a cleaner, safer form of energy source for Japan would require a willingness to change the country’s laws.

“There are many laws in Japan, perhaps too many. There are laws about rivers and the ways they’re used. We could change laws regarding agricultural water use and start using rivers to produce electricity. Changing just this law alone will allow us to produce a lot of energy.”

All of this could be accomplished “without contaminating our planet.”

However, such bold proposals do not “appeal to big companies, because you don’t need big investments, you don’t need to build big power plants. It’s not that profitable for investors, for capitalists.”

But for the former mayor of a devastated Japanese town, lost to nuclear radiation, Idogawa senses a sea change forming in public opinion.

The Japanese people are beginning to “realize that we need to avert nuclear disasters, so 60-70 percent of the population is in favor of using natural energy.”

“It took us a long time, but one day we’ll follow the example of Europe, of Germany.”

Sources:Rt

 

 

 

 

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Nuclear Alert: a nuclear reactor on the edge of disaster

La centrale nucléaire en question...vue  de l'espace.
This  is the nuclear reactor  we talking in this article…view from space.

 

North Korea conducts the Yongbyon nuclear reactor , which is in a  » terrible state  » , a situation that may result in a  » catastrophe  » on the Korean peninsula , said a source quoted by Russian news agencies .  » It is clear that work is being carried out there a long time. There are signs that this is going to restart , » said the diplomatic source.  » The reactor , which was built in the 1950s, is in a terrible state , » said this source. Russia has expressed concern about the implications of this potential reboot for the region.  » This could have dire consequences for the Korean peninsula, cause a catastrophe , » said the Russian source .  » We have no evidence that the reactor is restarted  » , however, stressed the Russian source .

A think tank American said Wednesday that North Korea appeared to have restarted a nuclear reactor at the Yongbyon plant , which produces plutonium , which should allow the plan to accelerate its weapons program. A satellite photo taken on August 31 shows steam escaping from a building adjacent to the reactor with a capacity of five megawatts on the Yongbyon nuclear complex , said the US- Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University .
 » Rape of the UN resolutions  »

The photograph shows that North Korea  » seems to have restart the reactor , » the researchers said Nick Hansen and Jeffrey Lewis on the blog of the Institute. The reactor  » is capable of producing 6 kg of plutonium per year that Pyongyang could be used to slowly increase the size of its nuclear arsenal  » , they said. North Korea announced in April the next restart of the nuclear reactor , arrested in 2007 as part of an international agreement supported by the United States . The revelations about the North Korean reactor intervene when the stormy international relations with the North Korean dictatorship experiencing a slight lull after a third nuclear test in February followed by threat of attack in the United States .

 » If it turns out that this information is accurate and that North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor with a capacity of 5 megawatts , it would be a very seriousproblem , » he told the press the American envoy to North Korea , Glyn Davies, after meeting officials of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs . It would be  » a mistake on the part of North Korea , because it clearly violates the resolutions of the Security Council of the United Nations, » he said .  » This contradicts own commitments and promises given by North Korea for years , » noted the American diplomat , adding that the United States followed it  » very closely . »

Fukushima threatens the world

À Fukushima,un niveau record  de radiation a été découvert dans la laine isolante d'un toit.
At Fukushima, a record level of radiation was discovered in the insulation of a roof.

Radiation levels continue to rise in and around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, and critical information that could maddened crowd, do not come out in the media. Environmental agencies in Japan, the European Union and the United States have all raised the acceptable level of radiation, which proves that this disaster in the world is totally « filtered » and a « cover up » is course.

Les radiations s'étendent maintenant à tout le Pacifique.
Radiation is now spread throughout the Pacific.

FUKUSHIMA, July 6, 2013After more than two years, the levels of radioactive cesium found in moss on a roof in the center of Fukushima exceeded 1.7 million becquerels, the highest concentrations detected in one year, according to researchers and.

Ryoji Enomoto, associate professor at the University of Tokyo Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, who led the team, said that levels of radioactive cesium were exceptionally high in the samples.

Afin d'étudier les effets de la fonte des réacteurs nucléaires,on perce afin de recueuillir des échantillons.
To study the effects of melting nuclear reactors, are drilled to take samples.
Voici  des échantillons pris à la base des murs de rétentions.Il y a eu une  forte infiltration  de métal en fusion ,particulièrement  de l'uranium 237 provenant des barres de fusion des réacteurs.Il semble  que le combustible a fondu à plusieurs milliers de dégrés puis a coulé comme  une mer de lave ver les murs...et vers la mer.Tout le sol auour des centrales ,serait à décontaminer.
Here are some samples taken at the base of walls rétentions.Il there was a strong infiltration of molten metal, particularly of uranium 237 from bars melting réacteurs.Il seems that the fuel melted at thousands of degrees and flowed like a sea of ​​lava worm walls and towards the sea
All ground auour central, would be decontaminated.

The city is located more than 50 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crippled.

La zone évacuée est insuffisante:il faudrait 75 kilomètres au moins,alors que seulement  40 kilomètres environ ont été évacués.C'est  environ 25 millions de personnes qu'il faudrait relocaliser.
The evacuation area is insufficient: it would at least 75 km, while only about 40 km were évacués.C is about 25 million people should be relocated.
Une vaste zone a été évacuée,mais elle reste totalement insuffisante.
A large area was evacuated, but it is totally inadequate.

 

« The cleanup encompassing large areas are important, but it is also important to find places where radiation levels are high locally using simplified measurement tools and decontaminate the scene, » said Enomoto. « This will help to reassure people, » he said.

Une nouvelle variété de champignon ...en mutation.
A new variety of mushroom in mutation.

 

Les champignons en mutations dévorent les racines des arbres dans le sol...et ceux-ci s'abatrtent au sol.
Mushrooms, mutations devour the roots of trees in the ground and they fall down to the ground.

 

Enomoto measured radioactivity levels here in this hellish place, June 8 The researchers used a simplified camera to detect gamma radiation.

A non-profit group based in the city confirmed the initial results, their tests have detected 1.78 million becquerels of cesium.

Radiation levels of about 0.5 microsieverts per hour were measured one meter above the foam.

The government of the city of Fukushima plans to decontaminate the building, officials said contacted téléphone.Si we understand, these people are no longer in official statements.

 

Un niveau de radioactivité si élevé que certains poissons  dégagent une lumière dans la nuit.
A radioactivity level so high that some fish emit light at night.

 

TOKYO High levels of cesium detected yet never before come to be découvers in fish off the coast of Fukushima, Japon.Ces rates suggest that radioactive particles from the nuclear disaster in 2011, has accumulated on the bottom and can contaminate marine life for decades, according to a new study. Because cesium tends not to stay very long in the tissues of marine fish ., And because high levels of radiation were detected most frequently on groundfish It is also likely that fish are newly infected by cesium on the seabed, Mr. Buesseler wrote in a scientific paper. As much as four-fifths of radioactive substances released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power are expected to have fallen at sea, either blown or released directly into the ocean water used to cool the reactor site following the accident. The ocean currents were quickly dispersed radioactivity, and readings taken on seawater off the coast of Fukushima had returned to levels close to normal last year. But the fish caught in the area continue to show high readings for radioactive cesium, which is associated with an increased risk of cancer in humans.

 

De nouvelles mutations apparaissent continuellement...et ceci donne naissance à de nouvelles espèces...de la  mauvaise vie!
New mutations occur continuously and this gives rise to new species the bad life!

How it affects us you may be wondering? If you eat fish, you might be affected. We receive a large quantity of our seafood from Japan and we know that there is no level of radiation is safe for humans. Since you can not be 100% safe, the best approach would be to severely limit your intake of fish.

 

Les enfants,les chats et tout ce qui est vivant est menacé par les radiations.
Children, cats and all that is living is threatened by radiation

 

 

From Fukushima … to your plate

Des poissons pris dans l'environnement de Fukushima ,montrent un niveau très élevé de radioactivité.
Fish caught in Fukushima environment, show a very high level of radioactivity.

Contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant likely escapes into the sea, said Wednesday the Japanese nuclear monitoring agency. The plant managers have so far denied this problem, which experts fear long.

The Regulatory Authority strongly suspected nuclear leak and urged the company Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to determine where she could come and limit risks, including the environment and the food chain.

The monitoring agency will convene a committee of experts to look at ways to limit the damage.

TEPCO has again cast doubt on the existence of a leak Wednesday. His spokesman, Noriyuki Imaizumi, defended the company saying that the increased level of cesium in samples collected from wells does not necessarily mean that the contaminated water from the plant flows into the ocean.

The company analyzes and other water suspect that previous increases in the level of cesium have been caused by contaminated dust samples have slipped into the samples.

However, Mr. Imaizumi added that TEPCO is open to preventive measures proposed by the monitoring agency.

The Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima was ravaged in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. She feels for leakage problems of the water used to cool the reactors, slowing decontamination efforts.

Marine biologists have raised the possibility that radioactive water flows continuously into groundwater. Analyzes of fish collected near the plant have demonstrated a high level of radioactivity.

While TEPCO has recorded increases levels of cesium and strontium in the surrounding waters, she says most of the contamination was made at the time of the accident. She claims not to have detected a « significant impact » on the environment.

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, contaminated groundwater are likely to have reached the ocean.