Documentary: Plutonium detected “all around” mountain in town 20 kilometers from Fukushima plant — “Everyone knows that… We use the water that comes from those mountains” (VIDEO)

Published: October 16th, 2013 at 12:57 pm ET


Title: Welcome to Fukushima (2013)
Director: Alain de Halleux
Release Date: 11 March 2013 (Belgium)

At 12:30 in

Minamisoma resident Seiko Kowata, ~20km from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant:

Plutonium has been detected all around the mountain, everyone knows that.

But the ground absorbs the rain and we use the water that comes from those mountains.

So we must have further discussions to find out what the after effects could be.

But even the govern ment has no idea.

Watch Part 1 here

Published: October 16th, 2013 at 12:57 pm ET


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27 comments to Documentary: Plutonium detected “all around” mountain in town 20 kilometers from Fukushima plant — “Everyone knows that… We use the water that comes from those mountains” (VIDEO)

  • Cisco Cisco

    "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"

    According to Japanese minister of propaganda, all this bad stuff about radiation is in your mind.

    Not to worry. Be happy, move along folks, there's nothing here for you to see.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Only takes one speck of plutonium to kill, and it's spread around, thanks to the nuclear industry.

  • weeman

    Be happy and radiation will have no effect, smile and wave?
    As per the minister of propaganda.
    Drink lots of saki and smoke lots of wacky tabacco as it has medicinal properties?

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The Government will probably initiate a "Support By Eating" campaign for agricultural products from the Minamisoma area, in order to lure evacuated farmers back onto the land, and the people back into their villages. As for the thousands of fatal doses of plutonium that each person there will ingest over the course of a year, not to worry. Let tommorrow take care of tomorrow. The people will be delighted to find that they no longer need flashlights when going out at night. πŸ™‚ Their bodies, and the entire countryside, now glow in the dark.

  • Bones Bones

    This gives me hope because of the woman who realized her own ignorance and the excuses she was giving for staying in a contaminated zone. Just the fact she is aware of her own denial, means she will eventually, as people say, "wake up" to reality and gather the strength to fight.

    Wonderful, amazing video.

    Alain Halleux – support his work if you can. Allons-nous le site web de Alain? Pardon my poor French.

    Here are [I believe; I can't read Japanese but I sure can compare symbols. lol] the rest of the videos:


    Until science has caught up with remediation of radioactive isotopes, nothing can be done to save the land. LEAVE so you have the strength to fight. I hope they realize it will get more and more and more contaminated, not less. The plant must be stopped before any remediation can take place, even if the technology to do EITHER doesn't exist. If Japan was smart, they would give free university to students especially the nuclear engineering programs so that new technologies can be created. Their precious economy could be built around remediation and stopping of the plant permanently…if they were smart. (The "leaders" that is.)

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Nuclear can never be safe. Giving subsidies for nuclear technology is denying the physics of the nuclear chain reaction and the biology of radiation toxicity.

      • Bones Bones

        I think you misunderstand what I meant. I mean the economy can thrive on REMOVAL of nuclear fission technologies and it's poisons that they've dumped on all of us. The plants don't just magically disappear so if they were smart build the economy around the ideas of tearing the nuclear fission industry to its knees. They could be a leader instead of dying off. That was what I meant. I live within TMI's "zone" and was inside the womb during it. Trust me, I hate nuclear fission and it's poisoning with radioactive isotopes.

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          @Bones; I have been saying all along ESPECIALLY when I've gotten into heated discussions with pro-nukesters who seem to fear losing their livelihood & deep-pocketed benefactors "if" the world awoke & railed against nuclear crap & demanded that they begin dismantling all NPP's & shifted the focus to remediation of contaminated land & water including massive R&D funding towards finding the secret to "neutralizing" the contaminants they currently have no way to deal with that has already accumulated,is being stored & can/WILL someday be released & added to the crap already present. I'll say it again="Nuke job security will not only be ensured there would actually be a demand for more trained personnel than ever and at least in my eyes-they'd be deserving of admiration & respect for WHAT THEY DO rather than how "smart" they're supposed to be & how much they're paid & could be "HELPING" the public & all earthly life forms rather than "helping to continue poisoning us"…Too bad fame & money seem the sole motivating factors 99% of the "smart guys" involved with nuke crap!-seems to me that deploying dangerous UNTAMED technology without ever being even close to controlling it makes Einstein & his ilk look pretty narrow-minded & dumb!!Far too many "braniacs" in positions of power that have implications for ALL turn out "limited"-IMHO many can't even walk & chew bubble gum,much less "multitasking"needs that the fragile/faulty nuke infrastructure & OUR…

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            cont'd- well-being DEMANDS!!! 😐 Unfortunately time may have run out for that shift to unilaterally SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR before it SHUT DOWN "LIFE" on Earth(?)!! Considering what is very likely to lie ahead of us via the current path TPTB are taking and the public apathy & misplaced trust in corrupt and/or incompetent leadership under corporate control seems IMHO to have written our fate on the wall. At least I got to set out how I feel about it,ESPECIALLY with regard to what I can see happening to my wife & family & friends who died or probably will sooner than they would've had the 311 ELE and the nuclear disasters before & since NOT occurred! If anything I can be proud that I didn't EVER "accept" or 'forgive" those responsible for what they've done to ALL of us and a helluva lot more less-harmful & invasive than humans species that are suffering,extinct or soon will be!! πŸ™ What a disgusting & warped world we're forced to live & die in at the behest of a worthless few……

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        New nuclear technologies can not ever be safe. There is no remediation of radioactive decay. Pretense that these technologies might some day exist is based on a lack of understanding of radioactive decay and laws of physics.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          "There is no remediation of radioactive decay"

          Someone had better tell all the doctors making a killing while treating and sitting in all those fancy hospitals being built all over the world for the ongoing Nuclear cancer/disease remediation efforts and practice processes! πŸ™

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The TEPCO strategy is (apparently) to let nature take its course.

    Suggestion: Resume building the Impermeable Wall underground, entirely around Reactors1-4. Use two shifts, working at both ends of the rectangle, and go 24/7 on an emergency basis. Pound the interlocking sheet steel pilings into the less permeable rock that is the lower limit of the aquifer, about 100' deep in the ground. This will divert groundwater around Reactors1-4, and into the ocean. This will also stop groundwater from becoming heavily contaminated on its way to the ocean.

    BTW, drain that leaky tank farm into double-bottomed tankers. Build a port in a remote part of Japan, and build filtration plants to decontaminate this radioactive water. While you are at it, enclose the FDNPP Harbor, and build another outer enclosed harbor to begin to contain the radioactive runoff from the Fukushima Ruins. (Century21, we miss your good ideas here. We were listening.) πŸ™‚

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      @PUN;As always YOU have set out a lot of good ideas and I both appreciate & hope the clueless wonders TEPCO hires to advise them have been listening and use the better ideas provided to them FREE of charge to good effect! It seems that a Corps of ENE "volunteers" who are obviously more worried about the impact of 311 on Mother Earth & the life she contains than how much it costs to implement feasible options such as yours & the many other ENEWSER's who forward great ideas would have a much better chance at succeeding or at least buying more time to find an answer or witness a miracle @ Fukushima?!! What TEPCO/JapanGOV & the international nukester are/have done to date falls FAR short of ANYTHING worth commendations!! THANKS!! πŸ˜‰ (no thanks due TPTB though! πŸ™‚ )

      • Arnie said, "I really don’t believe that the Japanese want to have an adequate solution here because they can’t afford it".
        Read more:

        Lots of things that could be done to remediate Fukushima but Japan USA govs and all the shadowy businessmen/fraudsters/criminals they represent do not want their economy destabilized by the trillions most likely needed to fix it right. They would prefer to start up tepcos remaining nukes to pay off the bank loans, increase stock values and the like. Metropolitan Tokyo itself should have been evacuated but they would much prefer that Tokyo's trillion dollar economy remain intact at the expense of perhaps a 20 or more percent increase in cancer deaths over the coming years.
        This must be understood rather then thinking Japan and Tepco are inept. Not inept. Do you honestly believe Obamma has no clue what is happening in Japan and that this debt crisis tied to healthcare side show we are being fed is actually a real issue? That it would be good for the American people for them to invade yet another mid east country? Look behind the wizards curtain and smell the stench of corporate greed. They are making choices that suit themselves, not you and I. Once you understand that truth then you can think about possible solutions.

        • We Not They Finally

          To Mark: The debt crisis was NOT "tied to health care" except by the designs of people who went into government for the specific plan of dismantling it! Or who don't want people to have health care at all! We get into trouble when we legitimize propaganda.

          The debt crisis was artificially designed to force MINORITY rule onto America by holding hostage the economy of the entire world!! Or to overturn laws already passed by taking all of America plus the whole world's economy hostage. Personal opinion: Despicable people doing despicable things. What an embarrassment to be in public office and act like that.

          It would just be helpful to keep separate issues separate. I know that we are all bombarded. True. But helpful to keep things separate.

    • We Not They Finally

      PhilipUpNorth, is that the "impermeable wall" that has already FAILED? Not to be "hysterical" or anything; but I do believe that I read that it failed. The ice wall idea seems dubious too. But if you think that this is wrong, go at it!

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Where does Coke Japan get their water from?

    Here's an interesting 'Coke' tour through Fukushima:

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The will need to rename it "Glowing Coke" soon..

  • or-well

    I hope everyone watches all 5 parts.
    "Can you give us back our landscape?"

    • bo bo

      Or-well, somebody posted this on enenews (now I can't remember – thank you, whoever it was). It is a ten min documentary, all actual footage from a surfer who happened to be videotaping a day at the beach on 3/11 in minami-soma city, right outside daiichi.

      The ending is heartbreaking.

      • or-well

        bo, that's a very appropriate video to accompany the one by Alain de Halleux.
        So many lives changed so quickly…
        I think it's important to see these films of ordinary folks in ordinary towns doing ordinary things for people outside Japan to see themselves in the same situations, as it could happen to so many of us, in so many places.
        It's not just a problem "over there".

  • Plutonium is an Alpha emmitter requiring specialized equipment to detect. Plutonium was a component of #3 reactor MOX fuel assemblies but is also what uranium turns into as the original purpose of nuclear reactors was to produce plutonium for bomb production during WW2 in America. Plutonium is extremely toxic in small amounts. Alpha radiation is far more dangerous internally in much smaller amounts then the cesium commonly reported in fish and water. Plutonium readily bonds to molecules of oxygen and hydrogen thus can be incorporated into the air and water we need. They are lying to us by reporting so many bequorels of cesium in water or fish when actually there are a plethora of isotopes in addition to strontium and cesium. No doubt there is an abundance of plutonium surrounding Fukushima and smaller amounts floating around the planet from fukushima and bomb testing. Check wikipedia, google etc to find links to my info and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. The plutonium aspect is another issue seldom reported.

    • The subject of plutonium is DENIED at every turn, avoided whenever possible and completely downplayed if brought up.

      It is the Achilles heel of the nuclear industry, because it kills so many, with so little and for so long.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It's the Pu and U that's going to get us. Enough has been released and dispersed worldwide to bring an end to every living thing.

        It's nothing more than a timeline now.

      • We Not They Finally

        That's very true about plutonium and your agreenroad blog has a great article on that. Also, what people don't know about plutonium is that yes, it's an alpha emitter, and when it is INGESTED through a hot particle, it can lodge in the lungs and keep emitting through a small concentrated area until it forms a cancer. And that gestation period can be LONG, many years. We WILL have an epidemic of lung cancer. Doesn't matter that it may not be tomorrow. It will be terrible.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    A few days after the beginning of this, SF Bay area ABC channel 7 played a video of a young Japanese student at UCB whose home was Minamisomo. They had video of the girl's family; they lived up on a hill and so avoided the problems from the tsunami. They were all so happy that they had survived and were all okay. I have thought of her many times since then as we repeatedly got information about the nuclear problems at Minamisomo. It is all so tragic, so very sad. As we heard the reports from the elected officials and others reporting the discovery of "black goo(!)" there, I contacted Ch. 7 to ask that they interview her again. To my knowledge, they didn't. I never got a reply from them. No surprise there.