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Helen Caldicott: at this point there is no “best case scenario” for Fukushima…..

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

Author and Pediatrician Helen Caldicott takes time out of her busy schedule to join me to discuss the unfolding events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. Fukushima was devastated by a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011 which led directly to a massive failure causing hydrogen explosions which blew the roof off of at least two of the reactor buildings. Tepco and the Japanese government have understated the radiation dangers and the dire reality of the situation from day one. 

Helen says, at this point there is no “best case scenario” for Fukushima, just worsening degrees of horror because it’s scientifically impossible to clean up what has already occurred. And with thousands of spent fuel rods and thousands more active rods still in the fuel pools of the damaged reactor buildings, the worst case scenario – if another major earthquake hits the area – is an ecological nightmare of biblical proportions for everyone living in the Northern hemisphere.

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http://www.helencaldicott.com/

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“This is the way the world ends. 
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
— TS Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’

 

March 11th 2014: Hundreds of Japanese protest against the lack of prosecution after Fukushima

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Hundreds of people marched Saturday in Tokyo against the decision of the court to drop charges against those responsible for the Fukushima disaster, three years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Officially no deaths have been recorded as a direct result of radioactive emissions from the plant row a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 in the northeast of Japan.

Yet residents of Fukushima committed suicide because of fears of radiation, and others died during evacuations which saw about 160,000 people leave, voluntarily or not, the vast disaster area.

According to official statistics released last week, 1,656 people died in the prefecture of stress or other related diseases nuclear disaster.

The earthquake and tidal wave killed more than 18,000 deaths and the nuclear disaster.

“There have been many victims, but there is no prosecution,” said Ruiko Muto, 61, organizer of the event on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people are still unable to return home and scientists believe that certain areas should be permanently discontinued.

Some 15,000 people whose farms and homes were affected by radiation had launched a lawsuit in 2012 against the Japanese government and the leaders of the Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), operator of the plant.

But in September, the judges decided not to pronounce any charges for negligence, saying that nobody could have predicted an earthquake and a tsunami of such violence and indicating that there was no failure in the response immediately after the disaster .

In addition, some 1,800 people marched Saturday in the port city of Yaizu, about 170 miles southwest of Tokyo, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear test hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll.

The 1954 test was caused radiation to the people of the Marshall Islands and caused the death of a dozen Japanese fishermen who were then near the atoll.

Fukushima out of control 2011-2014

Fukushima out of control 2011-2014

Posted in 2013, 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation. The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami: “This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

Nuclear radiation –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern.

While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes — Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained

Special Report: Help wanted in Fukushima: Low pay, high risks and gangsters

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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http://ca.reuters.com/article/idCABRE99O04320131025?sp=true

By Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito

IWAKI Oct 25 (Reuters) – Tetsuya Hayashi went to Fukushima to take a job at ground zero of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. He lasted less than two weeks.

Hayashi, 41, says he was recruited for a job monitoring the radiation exposure of workers leaving the plant in the summer of 2012. Instead, when he turned up for work, he was handed off through a web of contractors and assigned, to his surprise, to one of Fukushima’s hottest radiation zones.

He was told he would have to wear an oxygen tank and a double-layer protective suit. Even then, his handlers told him, the radiation would be so high it could burn through his annual exposure limit in just under an hour.

“I felt cheated and entrapped,” Hayashi said. “I had not agreed to any of this.”

When Hayashi took his grievances to a firm on the next rung up the ladder of Fukushima contractors, he says he was fired. He filed a complaint but has not received any response from labor regulators for more than a year. All the eight companies involved, including embattled plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, declined to comment or could not be reached for comment on his case.

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Study: Fukushima Radiation Has Already Killed 14,000 Americans

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Fukushima Now Radiating Everyone: ‘Unspeakable’ Reality

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washingtonsblog.com
May 22, 2013
Already 14,000 U.S. Deaths From Fukushima?
International Journal of Health Services alleges that 14,000 people have already died in the United States due to Fukushima.
Specifically, the authors of the study claim:
An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.[The authors] note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks.

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US Babies sick with congenital hypothyroidism from Fukushima radiation (ecochildsplay.com)
Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues ()
Internal radiation emitters – cesium and iodine – far more dangerous than external exposure (nuclear-news.net)
Radiation: A Silent but Deadly Danger (smartsign.com)
Japan may be facing cancer time bomb two years after Fukushima (japandailypress.com)
Almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster (rt.com)
Fukushima 2013: A Continuing Nuclear Disaster of Global Significance| The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: The Radiation Warnings You Won’t Get From The Mainstream Propaganda Machine (tgrule.com)
Tepco Faces Decision to Dump Radioactive Water in Pacific Ocean (bloomberg.com)
Greenpeace slams WHO over Fukushima radiation (euronews.com)
Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant (rt.com)

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