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California town passes Fukushima resolution: “Urgent international rescue” needed at site — “Poses health and safety concerns to America’s West Coast” — “Much greater contamination is likely”

Published: December 7th, 2013 at 1:02 am ET
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Town of Fairfax, California, Nov. 6, 2013: Town Council Agenda [...] Adoption of Resolution 13-57 in support of urgent international rescue of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility

[…] Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors, crippled by the tsunami in Japan in March of 2011, continue to pose a grave risk to people and the environment around the world, including the United States.

[…] much greater contamination is likely, given that the reactor cores are highly unstable and that the structures and storage tanks are deteriorating and that massive amounts of contaminated cooling and groundwater are being released into the Pacific daily [...]

[…] this disaster presents one of the gravest threats and greatest technological challenges facing the international community, and as such demands an international response utilizing the world’s most accomplished experts as well as international funding on a level commensurate with humankind’s most ambitious efforts, in the interest of every nation […]

[…] mishaps at the site are ongoing and pose a growing threat not only to the Japanese, but to all Pacific nations, including the western coast of the United States […]

[…] the situation at Fukushima, Japan is now clearly an international problem and poses health and safety concerns to America’s West Coast;

[…] the Town of Fairfax urges that:

The United Nations General Assembly and Security Council appoint on an emergency basis, within thirty days, an International Independent Commission of Experts (IICE) charged with formulating a plan to reduce, to every extent possible, releases of Fukushima Dai-ichi radiation into the atmosphere and the ocean […]

The Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agricultural Department and the Federal Trade Commission and other responsible agencies begin periodic collection and reporting of radioactivity levels in edible ocean species, plants and products and that the results of such surveys be published on a public website for consumer information and education without delay […]

The foregoing Resolution was duly passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax […]

View the full resolution here

See also: TV: Officials near San Francisco to monitor Fukushima plume, concerns for environment and food supply -- Supervisor: The risks to Californians are concerning -- Commissioner: We can't rely on Japan or Tepco -- Will waves of cesium and strontium pollute coast? (VIDEO)

Published: December 7th, 2013 at 1:02 am ET
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91 comments to California town passes Fukushima resolution: “Urgent international rescue” needed at site — “Poses health and safety concerns to America’s West Coast” — “Much greater contamination is likely”

  • Mack Mack

    The Town of Fairfax is lucky to have a Mayor and Councilmember who are intelligent, informed, and who care.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    tick tock, tick tock…

    It seems that the town council of the town of Fairfax, California, can tell time…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "United Nations General Assembly and Security Council

    Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agricultural Department and the Federal Trade Commission"

    Unfortunately..they are barking up the wrong tree.


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  • rogerthat

    Am i right, this is the first town council to stand up for its citizens? The first sign of government for the people, and it emerges at the local level. Will others follow their lead?


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    • jump-ball jump-ball

      Fairfax deserves applause for taking the first local government stand on Fukushima, but any such request for support from the U.N. is no doubt stillborn, akin to the chicken discussing with the fox what is for dinner.

      Another sign of 'local' government 'for the people' is starting today at the Mt. Vernon VA meeting of 101 volunteers from 30 plus states, led by Indiana senate leader David Long, which group will discuss the rules and procedures for the second method of constitutional amendment, namely by the states, as authorized under Article V of the Constitution.

      I suspect 'local support' for FDNPP containment will come from the state level, through governors, legislatures and volunteers such as convening this morning at the Mt. Vernon meeting, in response to a government whose 3 branches and politicized agencies continue to ignore interests of the citizens, of which the near-3-year failure to address FDNPP contamination of the U.S. may soon reveal astounding consequences.


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  • name999 name999

    It is truly amazing how quickly things can heal…just telling the truth makes a cosmic and spiritual transformation…namaste


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  • Sixela Sixela

    We should reach out to them, and give them info on how to set-up their own monitoring stations. They seem like they would be receptive, and absent international response, they could have a LOT of data to corroborate their concerns!

    Town of Fairfax: 142 Bolinas Rd. | Fairfax, California 94930 | Phone: 415-453-1584 | Fax: 415-453-1618
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.

    Town Manager: gtoy@townoffairfax.org


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  • razzz razzz

    Is the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant invisible? I guess it is a start to recognize Daiichi for what it is, both plant sites sit on earthquake fault lines.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Boils down to the bottom line yet again. They will loose mega food profits due to the fact that bread, milk, cheeses, wine, fruits, nuts etc. of America, mostly comes from California's lovely fertile valleys. When Cesium 137 is 1% in the soil, rice or vegies growing in it retain levels even the new higher radiation limits may not cover. At the 4% they said was due to be in our soils on the west coast based on all of the old emission lies by 2014, the soil here is more than likely already too hot for safe green leaf, vegies, and dairy food production. Between this news and Monsanto's victory over the Glyphosate levels that draw out the vital nutrients of living things, in turn removing most nutritional value from GMO foods; were all in very serious trouble. My wife and I just completed a 64 hour fast, to see how often the human body MUST have food, I would say the findings are we will only eat every 48 hours or so from here on to avoid the risk of too much toxic material ingestion.


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  • name999 name999

    Oh my god, what should we do. I am not kidding…what do we do when these contaminants get in the food supply. As I keep saying, we tried to stop the use of cobalt 60 used to make fruits and vegetables cleansed from bacteria..radioactive protection…free radicals…suspicious from the start… That was 1970's-1980's…


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  • name999 name999

    This is a very important revelation…farmers need support to grow safe food…make this a national issue…


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    • Michele

      name999, I am sincerely sorry for this to be your revelation; but, the fact is our food has not been safe since Fuku's plant started to send its invisible radiation around the globe 1,002 days ago. Our air, water and soil are now deadly, or should I say that we now play Russian roulette with each piece of food and each swallow of liquid not knowing how deadly they are. The Northern Hemisphere and now the Southern Hemisphere are already contaminated. Dairy products were the first concern since cows eat the contaminated grass. Do not expect this to become a "national issue" because it has been know since day 1 by our government that we were being irradiated from Japan; and by the way, our own nuclear power plants. The fact that there is nothing to stop this nightmare is the reason that the US and other informed nations have not become involved. Although, our leaders have made every effort to keep the truth from the people, they have been creative in their secrecy. It fits in well with the need to depopulate the world for the proposed NWO.


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  • lickerface lickerface

    This town's draft seems a little outdated and "influenced" by media. It seems as if the town is setup to receive information from those agencies rather than create new data. I feel this one is an experiment. Otherwise, the draft wouldn't say things like "crippled by the tsunami" and "unstable reactor cores". The "leader" of this town might be the EPA.


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  • Proton

    Very good intentions. ~1000 days too late though. Ugh


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Would the Town of Fairfax care to commission a study of the cash flows: who reaped what benefits from the sale of all this nuclear nonsense such as the flimsy containments, the metallic "fuel", etc. and compare these monies which flowed from public utilities to private manufacturing concerns (GE) to the vast sums now being conjured up from the public for wastewater treatment, evacuations and fuel removal and "storage" and just trying to save the planet for life …

    It will be found that the entire nuclear boondoggle will have cost more money than it ever made for its creators. We would have been better off paying people $20.00 per hour to simply ride upon stationary bicycles to generate electric power than rely on this abhorrent and completely unnecessary technology.

    Thanks be to GE (for this ungodly mess). Brilliant machines (for screwing everything up for sure!)

    What about the public trust?

    peace …


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  • CB CB

    Ok, so is this mailed to someone, or does it sit on a desk? How is this presented and represented to the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council?


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  • These thirteen comments above are an example how to comment on the resolution passed by Fairfax. Practical and worthwhile to follow. Good luck to all. Time is the essence! And what a sensible comment from avatar nedlifromvermont
    December 7, 2013 at 7:00 am


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    28 Signs That The West Coast Is Getting Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima.
    Oct 22 2013

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/28-signs-that-west-coast-is-being.html


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  • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Stax

    until it is recognised that it was the earthquake and not the tsunami they continue the cover up, as far as food is concerned I have two words-codex alimentarius.


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    • @ Stax
      December 7, 2013 at 8:44 am
      Fuku
      Recognised by who? The bodies to whom Fairfax would like to write to are written off by some for their irresponsibility.Thus we should compile a bunch of references for all whom it may concern under the head that the earthquake caused the critical damage and that the tsunami was just flogging a horse gone infinitely wild! Do you have it ready? We may include comments by enennewsers which give the links.


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  • Nausicaa Nausicaa

    I've been lurking here for about a month, horrified. This Fairfax Town resolution was one of the things which compelled me to join in. Another was finding myself crying when I discovered this doll in Toys R Us the other day:

    http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls/Fashion-Dolls-and-Accessories/Bratz-True-Hope-Doll-Yasmin(0100646)?searchPosition=3


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  • IamtheWalrus IamtheWalrus

    I have been silently on this site since the begining. I have watched in horror, shared your outrage, fear, and small triumphs. However this is the second post that moved me to actually post here. I try and spend my energy sending letters to my representatives, and holding local information sharing meetings. Instead of decrying too little too late, commenting on how now Fairfax will loose federal funding, etc we should be applauding this small step. It might not do a single thing other than get them in hot water with the Fed, BUT perhaps, just perhaps it will open more eyes, and start to wake up our sleeping nation. We as people of the world need to be drug out of our collective stupor and move on our governments. ACTION must be taken, and this small step by Fairfax is a step. I hope other cities, communities, states, nations follow suit. I believe a Bastile day is needed, and I hope beyond hope that if it comes, it is not too late.


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    • vicky13 vicky13

      Hi IamtheWalrus,,

      Welcome to the group. Nice to see all the new posters!!


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    • Wyakin Wyakin

      Agreed-while discussions on the genesis of the structural and economic causes that gave/gives rise to such problems as we see in FU, NP generally, and other eco-political systemic ills, are valuable, any future action to address any of these is predicated on awareness by our fellow human beings and a level of social critical mass.

      While there may not be an immediate effect on any the actions of any nations or international bodies, any method to make that awareness spread should be applauded. We may find that Diablo and other plants, including those that share the same design as FU, suddenly become visible to the larger segments of the population.

      While we face a true horrific and intractable problem, I would not underestimate the effect of engaging state/provincial/local governments in spreading awareness and challenging national governments to engage. Peace.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      IamtheWalrus, it is excellent that we have you here! Keep up the great work! Spread the News! :)


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    • flatsville

      IATW,

      I doubt this will get Fairfax in trouble with the Fed. I've seen city councils take stronger positions than this directly in oposition to federal policy and nothing happened to their cities…not even a hiccup in fed grant money.

      Of course many here would have you wondering if every elected and staff member might be taken to a"black site" or "disappeared" or the whole municipality imprisioned in a federal camp for promoting and passing this resolution…or the black suits and helicopters are amassing for an assault just across the Bay.

      All apart of the game here and the rationalization for doing nothing other than pounding a keyboard in the guise of awareness.

      Doing something takes real effort.

      Gee, if every Enenewser work to get a No CWIP Law or Solar Bill or Rights passed in their state rathrr than gawking at the 50 car pile-up in Japan or wrote a check to an enviro group, we might make some headway.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Fairfax needs to be commended for this bold act and this is a start and hopefully all other California towns will do the exact same thing and soon! :)

        All there/our lives and lively hoods are now being threaten by this "Nuclear Technology Nightmare" and that is why all "Nuclear Power Plants Worldwide" must be shut down Immediately.

        This is truly a "Nuclear Radiation Contamination Nightmare" that we have all allowed to be unleashed onto the entire world! :( It is literally destroying the Pacific Ocean and more are scheduled to blow up very soon around the world!

        If we only had more good lawyers and concerned statesmen in our Enenews.com court! :)

        Spread the Enenews!


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Welcome Iamthewalrus!

      Agreed, the more eyes opened the better , so good for Fairfax, at least they have spoken up while the world is silent.

      It is just that I think in the long run California is toast…not easy for me to say since I have lived here my whole life….and unless all nukes are stopped immediately the entire world is toast with plutonium jelly on top.


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  • jec jec

    Someone needs to add the following wording–"actual results"..or 'not modified or edited results" because United States of America's EPA and FDA both create 'socially and politically acceptable" data for the public. You know..to make the data match the political line. Just like Japan….


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    • ftlt

      Ring: While, I agree that 911 was an inside job – I say, the burden of proof is on those obstructionists who say it wasn't…

      Still, the nuclear readings were most likely from a illegally installed nuclear battery there to protect the information stored there…

      Some of the early work on these readings was done by a couple UC Davis post grads… It was quickly scrubbed from the internet and the lads got their wrists slapped hard…

      They didn't need to use nukes on that piece of poopoo WTC structure/s… Know that it was constructed on the cheap and came down that way too..


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  • ftlt

    Fairfax is in general a upper middle class burg in central Marin County… You would not know it driving through it… It looks rather ordinary… But, when you see the price tags on these normal little bungalows.. You will understand the upper middle class tag..

    This is local-ism = grassroots and it is important.. IMO…

    Good job Fairfax..

    OCCUPY!!!! The public interest in this FUFU ??????????? is beginning to boil…

    Once the readings soar… It will hit the streets


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  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    It is really strange that nobody holds the President of the United States accountable. Why approach the United Nations? Why not our silent President who never says a word. Got it! He is going to get back to us and let us know if there is any danger. Congress should confront him now and should have already done so. If they do not, they are complicit.


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    • ftlt

      Obushma is like his predecessors since Reagan.. He is clearly a puppet of some other continuously in power regime that now governs the so called USA…

      Even, Carter – a former President – has gone on record saying, "The USA is no longer a functioning Democracy/Republic"… I happen to believe, this is one of the most salient criticisms ever leveled at this puppet gov't of ours…

      To a Reaganism, "We (the USA) are part of an axis of evil that knows no nor respects the borders of any nation states"..

      Why expect anything out of Obushma as he is no different than those who came before him???


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Complicit is such a great word.. :)


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  • ftlt

    Is it not curious that local gov'ts are taking action themselves… It say more than little about the people's understanding of who runs this country and to what ends…

    FFFF GLOBAL FASCISM


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY . .

    United States developed, implemented, and dispensed nuclear reactors throughout the world.

    And then did nothing to stop their citizens and land from being radiated.


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Big Picture you might find these vids interesting.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
      Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzr1UerluH0
      Sacrificial Lambs on the High Alter of Science
      Australian servicemen and nomadic Aboriginals reveal the devastating effects of atomic weapons testing carried out in Australia by the British during the 1950s. For the first time, members of the Royal Australian Army, Air Force and Navy describe former top secret aspects of those tests.


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    • ftlt

      Big: Not picking on you today…

      Bu, one thing is clear the age of nuclear discovery was well underway before WW2..

      Every major county in the world was working on its discovering a method towards its production and weaponize it

      In a very weird way, we are most likely quite lucky the bomb was built and used in WW2 in a limited way… Giving us a limited idea of the power of the terror it held.. Or we might have toasted ourselves decades ago in a nuclear war..

      Sadly on the so called peaceful side these dangers were ignored as well – giving us the FUFUs of the world..

      The cat was out of the bag..


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  • wtg Fairfax, CA :)

    One step at a time.

    IMO – The resistance to the Nuclear Power Industry will most likely begin at the local level.

    Fallout is sometimes seemingly random.

    When people and localities begin to see on their own Rad Detectors what is happening to their own families and children, then something can get done.

    Obviously, listening to 'higher' authorities who have nothing to gain by telling the truth is a mistake.

    ;) A possible deadly mistake.


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  • snukey

    They need support. Any other gov't officials reading this hopefully can step in to help push this and give it more backing/recognition. More towns in Cali should back this.


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  • @ snukey
    December 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    The people around San Onofre should surely give tips to Fairfax.


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  • StGermain

    It is clear to anyone with a capacity to think that former EPA head Lisa jackson did knowingly and deliberately use a false email name ( Richard Windsor) to communicate the magnitude of the effects of West Coast radiation exposure to unknown participants in the days after the Fukushima aftermath. We also know that many radiation detection monitors were dismantled at the same time, and the FDA raised the acceptable levels of radiation levels in food and drink to a world record.
    The content of the Lisa Jackson emails has yet to be divulged.
    Might the good journalists of ENE be interested in doing a story on this matter?


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  • name999 name999

    …hey Michelle, no, this issue is not new to me and there are so many issues around food contamination from the whole array, pesticides, irradiation, genetic mutations…I have grown up with awareness of these issues. I get impassioned when reading this stuff though, and realizing how very real this all is, perhaps in a new way, an even more stunned way. I am knowing it differently now as before I could find foods that I believed were safe but now it seems there is no way to really do that or think anyone can. Water, air and earth are it. It is all effected and promises to only get worse instead of better.
    The Fairfax document presented here might get more attention to the impact on local businesses and the food producers. That helps to get past some of the denial. If I am in denial knowing what I know, most people are not even close to getting what is happening …it is hard to comprehend…


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