Fukushima Farmer: Nuclear is the most terrible thing, people don’t realize how horrible and scary it is — Sending this to future generations is unbelievable — “I don’t want to be their guinea pig” — Mayor evacuated his own kids while trying to get families to stay, this is a significant crime (AUDIO)

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NHK, Mar. 3, 2014 (emphasis added): Japan’s education ministry has revised its instructional booklets on radiation […] The new booklets include maps […] They also explain the impact of harmful rumors about the disaster on the farming and tourism industries […] Education ministry officials say they hope the materials will provide accurate facts about Fukushima to help school children make the right decisions.

Interview with Kenichi Hasegawa, farmer from Iitate village, Fukushima Prefecture, Greenpeace Canada, Mar. 3, 2014 (at 4:15 in):

  • They gathered residents in […] a very highly radioactive place. After these ‘radiation safe’ lectures, the mayor of Iitate Village came and directly thanked the lecturers in front of the village people. This kind of thing repeated again and again. […] the mayor himself evacuated his own children to other areas. I think this is a significant crime. […] children can’t run away by themselves. And these lecturers reassured the parents to stay here, and so the children stayed too. So I think what the mayor did is a crime. […] Mr. Yamashita he was really terrible, because he said what the government is saying is right, you have to believe them because you are the people — you are the nation. And also he said, “I’m a doctor and I’m a scientist and I have data backing me up. That’s why you need to believe […] The radiation, it likes negative people.”
  • “I don’t want to be their guinea pig,” that’s what I wrote and sent to [Yamashita]. What’s incredible to me, what’s making me very angry — according to some news article in Asahi recently — those people are now saying that iodine pills should have been taken at that time […] which is unforgivable.
  • Nuclear is the most terrible thing. People just don’t realize it ,and now people are convinced — or the government is trying to convince people that cheap electricity means nuclear power generated electricity — but in reality from my point of view people need to understand how horrible it is, how scary it is and to send such a horrible and scary thing to the next generation, just for cheap electricity, that’s unbelievable, that shouldn’t happen. [Note: If actual costs (spent fuel storage/disposal, reactor decommissioning, accident risk, employee and community health effects, etc.) are included “nuclear energy is the most expensive form of power generation” says former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.]

Full interview with Hasegawa here

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138 comments to Fukushima Farmer: Nuclear is the most terrible thing, people don’t realize how horrible and scary it is — Sending this to future generations is unbelievable — “I don’t want to be their guinea pig” — Mayor evacuated his own kids while trying to get families to stay, this is a significant crime (AUDIO)

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Never a truer statement " Nuclear is the most terrible thing. People just don’t realize it ,and now people are convinced — or the government is trying to convince people that cheap electricity means nuclear power generated electricity — but in reality from my point of view people need to understand how horrible it is, how scary it is and to send such a horrible and scary thing to the next generation, just for cheap electricity, that’s unbelievable, that shouldn’t happen."

    People need to realize Nuclear Reactors and the subsequent by-products are killing every life form on the planet. All nuclear activity must cease and all focus go towards clean-up ASAP.

    • Sharpie

      The genetic damage aspect of nuclear is what so few people refuse to acknowledge. Radioisotopes with half-lives of 2-20k+/y half lives that damage DNA. Flaws which are passed down.

      That's the real turd in the punch bowl. Ruining lives in every future generation.

    • Yulek

      Nuclear in itself is just a discovery, what is terrible, is our lack of control over psychopaths. No normal human being would allow to build such reactors (or so many weapons). The more I find out about their operation, risks, etc the more insane it looks.

    • I agree with you. Nuclear was a mistake. We need to go in another direction. Renewable energy.

  • or-well

    "to help school children make the right decisions"
    School children are not making any decisions that matter.
    It is to "help" the children believe what the State wants them to believe.
    Everywhere, they lie to your face and fear no consequence.

    • We Not They Finally

      I know this is just a Freudian slip, but I read the above post and the first thing in my head was "to help the children believe what SANTA wants them to believe," instead of "the State."

      Well, you know, "the other Santa." The one with horns on his head, a tail and hooves.

  • jec jec

    YES!! "If costs such as spent fuel storage/disposal, reactor decommissioning, accident risk, employee and community health effects, etc. are taken into account, nuclear is actually the most expensive form of energy"

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      jec, sometimes, out of nowhere the forty+ years of spent fuel pool sitting on cooling pools everywhere in the world ready to burn up if cooling ever stops pops into my mind. It is a chilling thought to consider the consequences.

      The level of deviousness the Nuclear industry has used to cover the true cost of this failed technology is mind boggling.

      • The Japanese government just cancelled and threw out of court a lawsuit attempt by 15,000 people. The govt said it will not prosecute ANYONE around Fukushima, period, final decision.

  • jec jec

    "to help school children make the right decisions"?? Like eating radioactive school lunches? Just make anyone who provides food at school that is contaminated..eat 15X as much as the childs portion..each child that eats…

    Oh..and pay for any radiation disease and damage..which is darn near every disease in Japan..flu type illnesses, thyroid disease, stroke/heart attack, cancers, leukemia,diabetes..let these 'adults' cover costs out of their own pockets.

    • We Not They Finally

      That country is already "gone" medically. You'd hope that at some point at least people will be given the dignity of being told WHY. The reasons are all crap, of course. But this kind of ongoing mindless criminal propaganda campaign does not even qualify as "human." Don't know WHAT some of these people have become. It's like George Orwell on steroids.

  • Socrates

    If you go to Las Vegas and gamble, then you must pay when you lose.

    Tepco gambled and lost. Yet Tepco wants to build reactors on the Gulf of Mexico. Shouldn't pay their gambling debts first before they double down.

    • Even if sporadously a reactor does not end up in a disaster but in an "ordered" shutdown and end-of-operation, the operator just claps his hands and says "very well… thank you for everything, I'll move on to the next plant. I cannot express how glad I am that the government has taken over responsibility for all the costs of decomissioning including decontamination and waste management."
      Because governments worldwide have enacted laws which govern exactly that. No reliabilities, no costs, no risk for the corporations. It's all up to the taxpayer. And – I'm sorry to say – that ominous "taxpayer" is not some generous old multi-billionaire helping out; it's you, me, everyone without a super-rich club membership.

  • Dick Shenary

    No way nuclear energy provides cheap electricity. This is the most expensive electricity ever made. Governments must subsidize plant build-outs. When you consider the costs of keeping the wastes out of the environment for a million years, the costs of this nuclear electricity is astronomical. There is no bargain to be found here. What fools we have been to engage in this uncontrollable technology!

    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

      Commercial nuclear power generation has always been smoke and mirrors to make weapons grade plutonium.

      • tbg

        Exactly, and still is. Back in the dawn of nuclear power in the 40's or maybe it was 50's but they made nuclear fuel rods that were encased in virtually indestructible titanium or magnesium rod (at least compared to current fuel rods). But then they wouldnt be able to separate the weapons grade Pu out like they can from a clay pellet.

        That also why they keep trying to come up with places like WIPP to "store" nuclear waste with the goal of recovering it. They dont really want to get rid of it, it may be a resource in the future (assuming humanity lasts of course) and in places like the WIPP waste can be easily recovered.

        • We Not They Finally

          Yeah, looks like they can maybe even recover it right from the AIR by now [sarc]

      • TruthSeeker TruthSeeker

        Exactly AI, Do you suspect some hanky panky was going on, in that regard, at the now ruined Fukushima nuke plants?

        • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

          TruthSeeker, yes I suspect they were making plutonium for weapons, particularly at #4.

          • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

            But that's really just a hunch based on reports of all the extra fuel they had on hand at #4 and my assessment of Japan's long range plans to become a regional superpower as US presence recedes, as well as their caginess over and above the meltdowns.

            • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

              The fact is that any nation building one of these types of nuclear power plants, optimized for plutonium production ahead of safety, is only doing so because they have their eye on harvesting plutonium for weapons, now or sometime in the future when the world changes. . .

  • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

    The solution to all the future nuclear accidents is to make them clean up this one properly today.

    If Tepco, Japan, and the "international community" could be convinced to spend the trillion dollars, to build the machines, to clean up the mess, then that would be the end of all future commercial nuclear power. No one would want to risk the expense of a repeat catastrophe.

    • I totally agree.
      Yet, if you follow that thought in the opposite direction, it leads you to a disappointing finding: as long as there is a leaking plant like Fukushima anywhere in the world, all the other nuclear pigs worldwide will pollute the environment even more shamelessly than they did before. Because whenever elevated radiation levels are found, they will point at Japan and say "It was Fukushima, not me".
      In that sense, for the nuclear industry Fukushima is a gift, and they have no intentions to get it fixed because it is infinitely more useful to them in the current state.
      I know these are horrific thoughts, but believe me: this is how it works :-(.

    • Socrates

      The idea is to build more nuke plants abroad, and to restart to Japanese reactors to service bank loans.

      As I understand it, the operator has no liability in Japan. The government is liable for not properly regulating the operator. Liable for what? Probably very little.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        The people (all citizens) will take these events and all costs associated with them.. in the shorts! 🙁

      • We Not They Finally

        That's part of why it was a magnet for sociopaths from the start — all profit, no liability. Same now with fracking. No regulations, all the breaks, wreck whatever community you like, right down to the water tables — sociopaths welcome!

      • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

        Socrates, I think I understand the liability issues of the operator in Japan. But why can't a displaced fukushima landowner file a design defect suit against GE in the USA, in Connecticut or NY? Those scram rods just didn't work; "that speaks for itself"!

        (avoids the "political question" ruling that will keep the sailors' case tied up in appeals for years, and doesn't have the same problems of proof as a putative west coast cancer case)

        • We Not They Finally

          Technically, Japan should be swarming with lawyers by now. Don't know why the Japanese legal system seems to be so silent. If they are. Would we be told?

          • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

            But why aren't Japanese plaintiffs swarming into Connecticut and New York federal court to file design-defect suits against GE?

            Is there a treaty or something that bars it? Is it cultural? Or, do they just not know it might be possible?

          • Lilly Lilly

            Hello, been reading everyone's posts, and I agree with all you guys. Just come across this from an American living out in Japan.Guess maybe this answers your question WNTF…All legal action seems to have been dropped against TEPCO

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Y1k9CiddY&list=UUayPTi6JJr7v9AIQAQGu3zw&feature=c4-overview

            • Lilly Lilly

              In addition, here's the article about it to back my last post up. Seems we are all SOL. Gotta protect the people of POWER.. Pun intended 😛

              http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/02/national/hundreds-rally-in-tokyo-against-dropped-fukushima-crisis-charges/#.UxaDLp-PLug

              • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                Lilly, I understand how Tepco is getting off the hook under Japanese law.

                But, I don't see how GE is getting off the hook under U.S. "design-defect" law, or why displaced Japanese aren't trying to get U.S. lawyers and sue GE where it's headquartered in CT and NY for the faulty design?

                • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                  I've raised this possibility several times on other enenews threads (although I haven't recently gone back to check them all because this website makes it a pain to locate old comments), but to my knowledge no one has ever addressed my coment:

                  Isn't GE liable, in its US state of incorporation or headquarters, under US law, to the residents of fukushima for the faulty "scram" rod design of the Mark I reactor?

                  Am I missing something?

                  • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                    Even if GE is considered a "licensee" under Price Anderson, 42 USC 2210, it seems like all that might accomplish is removing the lawsuit to the District of Columbia, and capping damages at 500 million unless the President and Congress allow for more. . .

                    500 million wouldn't make Fukushima whole, but it would be a start.

                    "(2) With respect to any public liability action arising out of or resulting from a nuclear incident, the United States district court in the district where the nuclear incident takes place, or in the case of a nuclear incident taking place outside the United States, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, shall have original jurisdiction without regard to the citizenship of any party or the amount in controversy. . . "

                    "(4) With respect to any nuclear incident occurring outside of the United States to which an agreement of indemnification entered into under the provisions of subsection (d) of this section is applicable, such aggregate public liability shall not exceed the amount of $500,000,000, together with the amount of financial protection required of the. . "

                    What am I missing? Why aren't U.S. lawyers signing up displaced Japanese residents to sue GE over ruined homes caused its design?

                    • atomicistheword

                      Surely the Price Anderson indemnity act would only cover events in USA. So that fund cannot be used.

                      GEH USA is a separate entity to GEH Canada. Canada has similar indemnity legislation.

                      From what I gather GEH Canada specialises in reactor maintenance.

                      A complex structure would exacerbate litigation. Who did what, did where?

                      What contract did TEPCO sign with GE(H)?

                      What contract did GE(H) Canada sign with TEPCO?

                      What contract was made between the survivors and TEPCO and Japanese government to be housed and automatically compensated under Japanese law?

                      Litigation could end up taking as long as the breakdown of atomic radiation.

                      This could well end up being a natural justice case. You must never, ever assume nature is your slave. They have forgotten that we need nature to survive, but nature does not need us.

                      Then again pissed off dying underlings with guns can get very moody.

                      I simply present the facts, a warner. as we all are here.

                    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                      atomic: "Surely the Price Anderson indemnity act would only cover events in USA. So that fund cannot be used."

                      Although it might not make much sense, Price Anderson does appear to cover some events outside the USA for licensees that are otherwise covered. . .

                      Take a look at 42 USC 2210

                      ". . . OR IN THE CASE OF A NUCLEAR INCIDENT TAKING PLACE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, shall have original jurisdiction without regard to the citizenship of any party or the amount in controversy. . . . . . With respect to ANY NUCLEAR INCIDENT OCCURRING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES to which an agreement of indemnification entered into under the provisions of subsection (d) of this section is applicable, such aggregate public liability shall not exceed the amount of $500,000,000, together with the amount of financial protection required of the. .

                      http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/2210

                  • flatsville

                    Alaskan Ice, I voiced the same approach. It is worth a shot. This is uncharted territory.

                    Few firms are really "intrepid."

                    • US citizens were negative affected too.

                      Infant mortality Up To 40% Higher Than National Rate Around Brown's Ferry Nuclear Plant, 48% Higher After Fukushima In Philadelphia; via @AGreenRoad
                      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/infant-mortality-up-to-40-higher-than.html

                    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                      @agreenroad,

                      Agreed but USA plaintiffs have proof problems as far as causation goes. Japanese plaintiffs can say that they're land is unusable, and that's not really disputable.

                      flatsville,

                      as far as charted territory goes, weren't there some central asians killed by poison gas in central asia that ended up suing the western parent company successfully in the west.

                      I guess the biggest hurdle I see (barring some treaty I don't know about) is whether "design defect" product liability theories of privity can be applied to the design of power plants. Seems like they should be. . .

                      If a restauranteur buys a bottle of wine from a winery but waives his ability to sue the bottle making for faulty designs, and then that bottle explodes on his customers, the bottling making company shouldn't be able to avoid liability to the injured customers.

                    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                      So here, just because Tepco might have waived its ability to sue GE over the design, that shouldn't prevent injured Japanese landowners from suing GE over the design.

                      It seems that under US law they could sue GE at its headquarters or state of incorporation, and then GE could remove the case to DC under Price Anderson, if it applied.

                      But that would leave a design defect lawsuit, under US law, in federal court in DC, with some undeniably damaged Japanese landowners and an undeniably bad scram rod design from GE. . .

                      Am I missing something?

  • chevvvy chev

    "“I don’t want to be their guinea pig,”

    me neither, so what are we going to do about it?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Bobby is not going over there until they are shut down! 🙁

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Nuclear Power = Stupid Power! 🙁

    Shut them all down… Now! 🙂

  • We Not They Finally

    I SO feel for that farmer. And it takes guts these days, even for Japanese to speak out to foreigners (like Canada Greenpeace here.)

    And it's not even as he says, "for cheap electricity." It has to be the most expensive way to light up a light bulb that there is.

    The criminality of what even local officials there do to people.

    I guess also (just because it's Japan), that people never LEARN anything? They went through Hiroshima and they didn't LEARN anything? But would it have been different in other countries? We don't know.

    • or-well

      Take the Japan bashing elsewhere WNTF. I for one am sick of it.
      The whole world saw what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What exactly has USA learned from TMI, Chernobyl, Fukushima, and all the other nuke reactor accidents and radiological dump disasters that occurred in the USA?
      So, yes, we DO know.

      • We Not They Finally

        or-well, I'm NOT Japan-bashing at all. I said I did NOT know that it would be different elsewhere, just that yeah, it does look shocking given their national history! I'm not judging another culture. Personally, I think that the American learning curve has been TERRIBLE.

        TMI was awful — I was in NY at the time, next door to Pennsylvania and there was HUGE media coverage. But thereafter it got ignored –well except, I'm sure for the downwinders who had to bear the brunt of ongoing illness!

        Here we have issues of REGIONAL divisions (like I live in a different part of the country, so why should I care?) In Japan there is (apparently) a tradition of blind obedience to authority.

        What I meant to emphasize was that Hiroshima, especially, became part of global history forever, partly because it was a bomb that was dropped on a huge population center, not the delayed effects from NPP accidents. So I literally do NOT understand how people who went through that went on to embrace NPP's.

        It's not Japan-bashing. I'm just looking for some explanation.

        Peace. Please. Everyone's on the same side here.

        • or-well

          WNTF, the reason I responded is because it's not the first time that I, a native-born English language speaker, even after splitting semantic hairs, have detected anti-Japanese slurs in your posts.
          Perhaps, out of simple respect for their suffering, or, if you prefer, in the interests of clarity, you might want to consider your words before hitting "Submit".
          As to your question, they accepted NPPs for essentially the same reasons US citizens did. Now tell me, why was that?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      "The criminality of what even local officials there do to people."

      They do, have done the exact same thing here, key word is officials.. 🙁

  • slayer454 slayer454

    I just went fishing in the Pacific Ocean today. I didn't see any glowing fish. The Governments must be telling the truth….Nothing to see here, let's move on.

    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

      Slayer454,

      Problem is it's invisible, possibly staying concentrated in surface currents, and takes years to cause cancer. . .

      Look, even if what you say is true (and truly I hope it is) it's still worth a little rabble rousing because there are about 450 other nuclear power plants ready to go pop, one every few years or so at the current rate, until one day the world really is a shit hole with no fishing. Worth a shot to fix it now. . .

    • or-well

      slayer454, watch someone die of cancer. They don't glow. Nothing to see here, lets move on?

      • slayer454 slayer454

        or-well, "Nothing to see here, lets move on?"… Just play along, I'm throwing NSA off my trail.

        • or-well

          gotcha. TY.

          • atomicistheword

            I think this is Slayers conundrum?

            You cannot run from the great umpa-lumpa machine in Ohio, all traffic is filtered analysed, assessed, catalogued.

            If only the American government was so inclined to check the radiation monitoring of the nation this site might be redundant.

            Here is a message oh great umpa-lumpa machine…. If there is no one left to filter, including your masters, what is the point of filtering? If it has AI this question will send it into a cpu spaz. Well it did on star trek! 😀

        • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

          It's the so-called "elites" that fear the NSA; that's why their Media is brushing back the NSA. . .

          For too long corrupt wealthy have gotten away with the lions share by pitting cops against the corrupt poor, trying to steal the crumbs. Corrupt elites are most secure when the cops and the poor are at odds with each other. On the other hand, their wealth is not secure if the the cops or the poor dislike them more than each other. . . Makes this whole NSA vs. media mogul quarrel so interesting. . .

    • Jebus Jebus

      Beings that we have already digressed to the NSA, what do you say we start charging .gov for the data they slurp?

      It looks like it's fairly lucrative…

      US gov claims it spent TOO MUCH on wiretaps – and blames SPRINT
      Wireless carrier overbilled for snoop gear, lawsuit alleges

      Between January 1, 2007 and July 31, 2010, Sprint submitted invoices worth a total of $37.7m, divided between the FBI; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the US Marshals Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Immigrations and Customs Enforcement; and the Secret Service.

      But according to the government's complaint, Sprint included in its calculations such items as the interest paid on loans it took out to buy surveillance-related equipment, costs related to stock offerings to fund the purchase of equipment, and associated taxes – all of which were prohibited under FCC rules.

      As a result, the lawsuit says, law enforcement agencies were overcharged to the tune of $21m.

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/04/sprint_surveillance_overbilling_suit/

      I'm going over to ebay with my data.

      Hey NSA, your welcome to click on "Buy Now"…

  • dosdos dosdos

    It is so much easier and cheaper in the short run to deny dangers than to face them.

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    "…or the government is trying to convince people that cheap electricity means nuclear power generated electricity — … just for cheap electricity, that’s unbelievable, that shouldn’t happen. [Note; (yaddie-ya-ya) "nuclear energy is the most expensive form of power generation"

    And herein lies the crux of the entire matrix malfunction. It has finally been proven that money is far more important, than life itself.

    Where the heck did mankind take a turnoff at?

    This specie will never see the light of real freedom until this paradigm changes. Money is NOT god!

    In this time, the time of right NOW, it does not appear that the matrix is going to make the turn of the century changes toward this lighted freedom from the tyranny, and terror of ignorance. Sadly, and what most people need to come to grips with is, it is all going to have to come tumbling down into the dust of history before it will ever change. Why save a world of people that will not save themselves? They all prefer to stress about money, and all it's octupussial entrapment’s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWH5TlbloU

    Maybe in a few million light years from now this planet will be fertile enough to be inhabited again by a specie charged with the simple stewardship of keeping it clean. This of course all begins with the premise that we are all One Spirit. All One in the Heart. Why would you hurt another, or anything else if it was yourself you were doing it to?

    .

    • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

      I enjoyed your word "octupussial"; for example, the WH atmosphere was quite octupussial today. Or John Kerry has a rather octupussial manner. We might try squidish now and then as well. Congress has once again passed a really squidish bill. Both words seem to magnify the word serpentine or snaky.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Catastrophes are the way of the world. Consider the super-volcanoes, impacts of asteroids and comets, ice ages, earthquakes, plagues and famines . . . great solar flares . . . and now humans have added some of their own like total war, nuclear power, chemicals like Roundup, GMO's . . .
    So, we will survive this latest catastrophe. Is that good news? But after the fall we may take several thousand years to fully recover–and the recovery may include a jaundiced view of technology and science.
    For more immediate relief I recommend ancient myths and tales that were designed to help people live through catastrophes. Modern science is itself a myth that future generations will chuckle over.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    If the world were real then we would be in a terrible fix. But it is increasingly clear that Maya is a proper characterization. I for one would suggest blanketing the effected area of Japan with psychedelics. They are virtually non toxic and open one up to the facts in a way that the world tends always to conceal them-which is why they have to be illegal. The whole point of psychiatric medication is to keep people down in the lower states of mind where they are easy to control. Nothing like the fear of death to keep people in a herdable state of mind.

    "My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you (not only see Me but also) enter into the mysteries of My being." –Bhagavad Gita

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Capt. Nemo wrote…"Nothing like the fear of death to keep people in a herdable state of mind. "

      The 9th century Buddhist master Lin Chi said, “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”

      • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

        Invite him for some Pacific salmon! And give him a home near Fukushima Daiichi. I wonder what the Sanskrit words for dilute and low level are? You know sometimes the expression is the message has been diluted. Also diplomats sometimes carry on low level talks. The Plutonium message is un-dilutable!!! And talks neither high nor low have any effect on that sturdy fellow.

    • wildandfree wildandfree

      "The radiation, it likes negative people" it is obvious, we are bringing this into our own world which is why so many remain on the "Nuke Band Wagon" singing their happy tunes. (sarc). With our hyper-fluoride treatments and reditecticning rational thought through the goings on in Hollywood and our iPods with thousands of songs, who has time to consider the consequences of today's actions against 50 or 100 years from now. The future is only imagination and the past for some is as close as after dinner TV. The majority of our planet is inhabited by slaves who only imagine the perception of freedom leaving critical action to a time when the impact of the situation is at their door. The current situation hides its impact under an invisible cloak, thus permitting a bypass to our imaginary world of tomorrow. A fundamental shift into critical thinking and rational thought is required to transform this problem into actionable and deliberate solutions. ENENewsers should be in the hundreds of thousands now at this 3 year anniversary. The fact that our community remains so small is a testamate of the success that "The radiation, it likes negative people" and similar propaganda has on the global populous. They win but the awake people remaining vigilant to a common cause will eventually find a tipping point. I just hope it is soon. Take great care!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    PULLING THE PLUG ON NUCLEAR . . .

    Countries phasing out nuclear (list is growing)

    Austria
    Belgium
    Germany
    Italy
    Japan (some putting up a fight, but will fail)
    Philippines
    Sweden
    Switzerland

  • atomicistheword

    They have purchased sin removal in a world of crime and vice, not only can they extinct your civilisation with MAN INVENTED AND MADE atomic radiation, your food providers have bought sin removal in America the same way. Trans-human radiation and trans-human generically modified food. Wake up, for the time is at hand. That junction in the Hopi prophecy is now. Humanity is on the wrong path. Are you a 5th world rainbow child, or a 4th world devil?

  • Kill nuke.

    I am become death, the destroyer of nuke

    Become one with the statement.

  • Cisco Cisco

    "The Giant Lie about Fukushima", March 3, 2014 by Karl Grossman, journalist, activist, author and publisher of enformable.com

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/03/the-giant-lie-about-fukushima/

    • zogerke zogerke

      posted the same thing, didn't see you had.

      • flatsville

        I hoped there are more editorial overviews of the Nuke Power Industry in the next few days. The WIPP incident should create a sense of uregecy. I believe the conspiracy of silence is stronger.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Even if you don't have the book, or don't read it, this is required reading to be informed, if you havn't read it already…

    No Immediate Danger, Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth, by Dr Rosalie Bertell – January 1, 1985

    The Book Publishing Company — Summertown, Tennessee 38483
    ISBN 0-913990-25-2, pages 15-63.

    PART ONE
    The Problem: Nuclear Radiation and its Biological Effects

    http://iicph.org/no_immediate_danger_15_63

    These excerpts can be found in many places on the net…

    • Jebus Jebus

      If you read this article, you will see where our part time "no immediate harm" "expert" socref/jacklab got the dropzilla fly reference…

      • zogerke zogerke

        though even there, they call it the right name, Drosophila. i laughed when that entity gave himself away, again and again……

        dropzilla dropzilla….

        • humptydumpty humptydumpty

          Dropzilla is the monster in the upcoming Japanese sci-fi horror film which spreads invisible poison all over causing disease and death. People are told by their government not to worry and their best defense is to smile.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    🙂 This has been known for some time, I guess no one can read. 🙁

  • Jebus Jebus

    More history lessons. I was searching for an answer to the question posted about what are the historical backround CPM's. Although the answer is location dependant, here is something I found, and more.

    We Almost Lost Shasta Watershed

    Rancho Seco Near-Disaster Covered Up by Utility

    On December 26th, 1985 at 4:17 A.M., the Rancho Seco reactor located southeast of Sacramento came extremely close to a meltdown. The reactor with a hundred accidents under its belt (twice the average for reactors its age) and three of the most serious cooldowns in the industry has created a political and economic crisis for the Sacramento Municipal Utility Commission (SMUD) that may lead to the permanent shutdown of the reactor or even bankruptcy of the utility. It has been shutdown since the accident, and only has a 40% chance of coming back on line by June 1987. The accident did not come to the public's attention until after the Chernobyl disaster. What's most chilling however, is the fact that the public never learned just how serious the accident was.

    http://www.energy-net.org/01NUKE/RSECO85.HTM

    cont…

    • Jebus Jebus

      Although the article topic is in and of itself a disturbing read, it contains a tidbit on the backround CPM's at the time.

      "The stack radiation monitors at the complex that were set at 60,000 counts per minute (CPM) were tripped at 5:05 AM, setting off state emergency alarms in Sacramento (the 60,000 CPM level is 7,500 times higher than normal background radiation). The monitor levels were supposed to be set at 20,000 CPM rather than at 60,000 CPM. Another of the monitors had run out of ink, making it impossible to get accurate release readings. The true level of offsite radiation releases is clearly in question."

      If you take 60,000 CPM and divide by 7,500 this gives you a backround CPM of 8 at that location at that time.
      I wonder what it is now…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    The ones who profit either from money or power, will get out of arms way. They have places to go, do we?

    If spitting on the sidewalk or jay walking is a crime, shouldn't it be a crime when they knowingly hurt/kill people or wreck the environment. I think so, citizen arrest.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Many people in Fukushima know the issues very well. They've had to learn.
    Posted link to interesting survey of opinion in Fukushima conducted 1&2 March by Asahi Shimbun.
    Report is in English. Phew!
    Posted on off topic thread before.
    Hope this doesn't count as repetition.
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201403040053

  • Ontological Ontological

    I spent much of my youth growing food from gardens, and family roots were farmers on both sides. Sad these FUKU farmers have to watch as a bunch of monster corporate know it all mobstas waltz in and trash the region with a triple melt down, and see how what they did destroys their beloved gardens, and animals, only to then be one of those who suffers due there money grubbing lack of caring.
    Farmers know the future depends on safe proper food production no matter how large or small their farm is. I guess they don't teach these facts in Ivy League institutions, must be it prevents total planetary domination by Monsanto, GE and the rest of the 400 or so complete idiots that think they own the entire world. Pitch forks sharpened and torches lit, it's time.

    • weegokiburi weegokiburi

      My wife's family are (were?) organic farmers in western Fukushima.
      Best asparagus I ever tasted.
      They have two families from the evac zone living with them.
      Areas north in Iwate and Miagi plus south in Chiba got more than they did.
      But the name is enough.
      Painful doesn't get near.

  • Jebus Jebus

    "Pitch forks sharpened and torches lit, it's time."

    I agree but, that's no match for "lock and load".

    How bout we just put away our wallets?

    That is the ultimate capitalist weapon of mass contraction.

    Essentials only, will inflict massive pain on the one percent.

    The only casualties will be the jumpers…

    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

      Jebus,

      Respectfully disagree with your assessment about wallets. Two things are happening now more than before:

      (1) World production is going down after peak oil.

      (2) Pricing is being controlled.

      Here's the catch: One must limit demand to match falling supplies. Then, one can dictate prices without fear of shortages or unrest. And, anyone who can dictate price can stay rich.

      In a very real sense, the one percent and the western financialization centers need individuals (like "preppers" or "off the grid" organic farms), or nations (imploded by bankers like greece or sacked in wars), to thereby reduce consumption, lowering global demand. That balances falling production and keeps the price controls from causing shortages. No jumpers.

      Not a bad gig, but it's not sustainable, and they're driving us off several cliffs at once, financial, resource depletion, carrying capacity, environmental, etc.

      I don't think there's a pain free solution, but the critical vulnerability of the current system is price controls. I'd suggest the opaque and clubby Platts Window, the ZIRP system that carries all losses at near 0% federal funds rate, the quadrillion dollar derivatives market interventions into the COMEX and the InterContinental Exchange, whether the tail is wagging the dog such as if manipulators are deliberately delivering into low bids pushing inventories up at Cushing, Oklahoma, etc.

      You might then see some jumpers, but you'd also see…

      • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

        . . . hyperinflation.

        • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

          Basically, they want you to reduce your "carbon footprint" to zero because of their "global warming carbon derivatives" dis-incentives. They want you to live like a dirt-farmer, so they can balance falling supply with demand, keep pricing in check, so they can sell you a blu-ray player for $50, while they burn fuel with their private jets and yachts.

        • Jebus Jebus

          Well, anarchy destroys everything, but boycotting new cars, new trucks, new washing machines, new ect… destroys the 1%.
          Sure many will be out of work and a bit hungry, and fed by the feds, but the capitalist warpigs will suffer the most.

          One is darkness and mayhem, the other is essential political dissent.

          Neither is a good choice…

          It's just hyperbole on my part, good luck putting away the credit cards. So much shiney and new, so little time.
          Hey! This is broken!

          So, here's your pitchfork, your torch, and your sign…

          • Jebus Jebus

            Watch out for the jumpers…

          • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

            Jebus,

            Your strategy would have had better effects on the front side of the Hubert Curve; now it plays into the hands of reducing demand to meet falling supply.

            Granted, there is weirdness in the price controls on oil, commodities, and FX. For example, how is it that I can buy a blu-ray player made and shipped from China for less than a tank of gas? Remember what the old beta-max players used to cost, and then put that into 2014 dollars? How is it that gas is still less than $5.00 a gallon? Etc.

            It's possible that boycotting the right products might shake things up.

            It's also possible that mass-buying of certain products might shake things up even more.

            That type of "short squeeze" takes money, however.

            • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

              In the meantime, I suppose one could at least boycott products that have been affected by Fukushima. That might create a wedge between the corporate interests if it were a significant source of business loss.

              Problem is those corporate interests understand their power flows from cooperation, so they'd just hold hands and jointly force their corrupt politicians to pay the difference out of taxpayer coffers.

              Subsidies, bail-outs, direct-government-purchases, etc.

    • Jebus Jebus

      I guess any way you apply it, we are all,

      the result of the motion of a circular inclined plane…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    And there will many thousands of jumpers no doubt…

  • Atavist

    I've been reading enenews for some time now-thanx everyone for all the info and great links. Here's a link to an international study on nuclear workers involving nearly 500,000 people in some 15 countries.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1s3aK4ttvA

    The worship of Mammon, the god of money, greed , and avarice has certainly come out in the open lately as the basis of society, hasn't it?

  • Livingonearth

    " NO DANDGER , DO NOT EVACUATE "
    said Mayor of Fukushima

    And sent his children away.

    Is it true that Mr. President Barack Obama said mid march 2011 just when the radioactive Fukushima plume was on it's way to Wets Coast of NORTH America :

    "NO DANGER , DO NOT EVACUATE" ?

    And took with him wife and children on a sudden and inexpected trip to SOUTH America ?

    Peace … but keep mindful

  • The heck with what the "Mayor" says, watch what he does! It's like when you eat organic food only but say GMO is safe for all of your countrymen? If someone is a hypocrite then obviously you should probably believe the opposite of what they say, and take steps to keep your own family safe, the same way these people are doing. Chernobyl is not a safe place, neither is Fukushima. Read up and protect yourself and family, and get out of that area if you can. I doubt they can clean it up fast enough for you to be truly safe. http://scienceray.com/biology/human-biology/nuclear-radiation-survival-guide/

  • jec jec

    Missing fuel cells a TEPCO website error –first it was 374
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=12455
    Then just checking…it showed 308
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/removal4u/index-e.html

    now its 418 on this site:http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html

    Hey, TEPCO, website is kind of important..so now 418 fuel cells moved? or 308 or 374..or a duplicate website location. You can NOT make this stuff up!!

    • or-well

      There's an
      "as of + Date" down and to the right. 418 as of March 3. So they say. Will they lay off website updaters as a cost-saving measure? Will weekly, then monthly reports become the norm? Sat tuned…

      • or-well

        More small print – "Completion status of transfer will be updated every Monday."
        Unless it's a holiday, of course.

    • No body is counting anyways…

      The IAEA and NRC are happy if a couple of people at Fuku walk about with bananas, duct tape, baling wire and traffic cones..

      Pretend to do something…

      Pretend it is all ok

      move on, nothing to see here folks..

      Those dead and dying kids, parents, teens, elders, aunts and uncles around you have NOTHING to do with low dose radiation…

  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    this is a 50 minute video about F-uku that was posted herewith at Enenews. There are some compelling elements and, sadly, disheartening. Particularly how the J-gov and TC (one in the same, actually) revised the acceptable minimums on rad contamination (food, water, etc.) to mind blowing levels. Its worth the look and listen.

    http://cinemaforumfukushima.org/2014/02/26/follow-up-on-fukushima-crisis-post-3-11-issues/

  • Nick

    Japan developed it's nuclear infrastructure with direct supervision from the USA. The mega plant at Fukushima was a classic example of human hubris.

    Japan has been contaminated by the rays of decaying atoms for decades.

    • I suspect it is more appropriate to say "The US forced Japan to buy and install their nuclear technology". I find it hard to believe to Japanese would have any interest in *any* nuclear technology after what was done to them in WW II.
      Alas, once you lose a war, the victorious guys usually got you by the balls big time, and can enforce you to do almost anything. And that is what they usually do, to be honest. This of course is not a 20th century invention, but rather a principle that has been applied for thousands of years…

    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      Nik, you wrote: "…classic example of human hubris." is there any other kind?

      The Greeks, after all, did get it just right, and we contemporaries in time have yet to improve upon fully comprehending it in even the slightest way.

      This Nuke/waste mess (since ultimately it's ALL waste) is hubris run amok and conjoined badly with the 'myth' of Pandora, her creation and her seductive "gifts" to human kind.

      What have we done? What: ?

  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    from Wikipedia, Hesiod's refrain/:

    Only Hope was left within her unbreakable house,
    she remained under the lip of the jar, and did not
    fly away. Before [she could], Pandora replaced the
    lid of the jar. This was the will of aegis-bearing
    Zeus the Cloud gatherer.

    Like all Greek writings…ambivalence on the prospect of Hope's prospects!

  • andagi andagi

    Thank you Admin and 'Newsers'
    Aloha.