Fukushima Journalist at UC Berkeley: Gov’t complained when school tried to remove radioactive material — “Why you did that? You don’t need to” — But mothers are standing up (VIDEO)

Published: November 24th, 2012 at 11:47 pm ET
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Title: Reporter From Fukushima Prefecture Speaks at UC Berkeley About Cleaning Up Contaminated Schools
Source: EnviroNews
Date: November 20, 2012

Hiroko Aihara, Journalist: Koriyama City, last year two months after, they decided to clean up the school ground.

The city did that.

But after that, national government said to mayor ‘Why you did that? You don’t need to remove soil from the school grounds.’

But mothers are standing up.

Watch the video here

Published: November 24th, 2012 at 11:47 pm ET
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6 comments to Fukushima Journalist at UC Berkeley: Gov’t complained when school tried to remove radioactive material — “Why you did that? You don’t need to” — But mothers are standing up (VIDEO)

  • razzz razzz

    They might as well take the topsoil off and bury it elsewhere maybe in lined pit whether it leaks later into groundwater is no different than leaving topsoil undisturbed now. It is not like they can stop forests from leeching fallout into the ground.

    I think it was the EPA or IAEA that recommends tilling contaminated soil with special equipment to turn the topsoil 3' under before trying to grow anything.


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  • Sol Man

    This behavior illustrates well the problem with the corporate/government close relationship, where the drive to always higher bottom line drives policy-making. It continues until the sacred agreement between god and all human beings that decide to bring children into the world is demanded to be ignored. That agreement says that the parents are to love their children, feed, clothe, keep warm, safe, teach rules and wisdom, etc until they are grown and out of the family home, now free to start their own.
    The fascists demand that the children go to school in a radioactive zone, or in a cloud of frack gas vapors, exposed always. What happened to the sacred covenant between god and the parents? It was suspended by corporatists/politicians in the quest for corporate fiat profits. The children and the future is at risk when people put pursuit of corporate profit as their god!


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Anything that threatens to expose the lie that the government is perpetrating is to be slapped down.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    "But after that, national government said to mayor ‘Why you did that? You don’t need to remove soil from the school grounds.’"

    The Japanese are insane.


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  • When I used to metal detect, they always recommended re-visiting sites & fields, as the top couple of feet is in constant motion, and completely turns over in a year, from worms & beetles. Not sure if that is happening in NE Honshu still – Plutonium & Uranium traces alone are so toxic they would kill all life, irrespective of radiation.


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