Fukushima plant hanging by its fingernails, about to fall off — Disaster is “warning to all of civilization” — “Gov’t & Tepco announce dates for completion, but no one really believes them… this is new territory” (VIDEO)

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Mainichi Weekly, Mar. 7, 2014: Severn Cullis‐Suzuki [is] a fourth‐generation Japanese‐Canadian [...] In 1992, at age 12, she delivered a legendary speech at the Earth Summit [...] “If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!” Her impassioned speech was delivered on behalf of the world’s children, and it clearly struck a chord in the hearts of global leaders. [...] March 11 will mark three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and Severn pointed out that the Fukushima nuclear disaster was a warning to all of civilization. “In bringing my children, my most precious, precious beings, here (to Japan after the nuclear disaster), I have considered deeply the price and the risk for our children, for our energy paradigm,” Severn commented. We must transform this energy paradigm, she added.

Interview with Michio Kaku on KQED, Ph.D. in nuclear physics from UC Berkeley and protégé of ‘father of the H-bomb’ Edward Teller, Mar. 3, 2014 (at 2:00 in): Well, think of someone hanging at the edge of a building about to fall off, but hanging on by its fingernails — that’s the Fukushima disaster right now. You realize that we have 3 melted cores, we don’t know what they look like [...] We have 100s of tons of radioactive water. The utility is now admitted that much of that is washing into the ocean, getting into the food chain. We’re talking about cesium-137 with a half-life of 30 years, meaning that is radioactive, for perhaps 300 years — getting into the food chain slowly. People in Tokyo sometimes had to go with a Geiger counter when they go vegetable shopping. It’s this horrendous situation that’s going to cost billions of dollars and about 40 years to decommission these reactors.

Euronews, March 7, 2014: The evacuated areas around the Fukushima nuclear plant remain frozen in time. It is like an end of the world movie set, but this is no work of fiction. [...] To see examples of everyday normality set in such unusual circumstances is spooky and disturbing. Walking around a ghost town supermarket, untouched for years, is something I will never forget. Rats are now in charge. [...] The clean up continues; the Japanese government and Tepco announce dates for the completion, but no one really believes them…… this is new territory.

Footage from the evacuation zone here

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121 comments to Fukushima plant hanging by its fingernails, about to fall off — Disaster is “warning to all of civilization” — “Gov’t & Tepco announce dates for completion, but no one really believes them… this is new territory” (VIDEO)

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    I still remember seeing reactor 3 blow up. I would have never believed that three years later the situation would be worse instead of better. The way things have gone it appears that no one in the world knows what to do about this situation, and I believe the Fukushima uncontrollable melt down is a valid reason to shut down all nuclear reactors forever. Even if that means less power. It is time for the world to recognize that nuclear energy creates a by-product that is unhealthy and/or deadly to every living thing.


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    • VanneV VanneV

      It's going to keep getting worse for the next 250,000 years. That's the nature of nuclear accidents and nuclear radiation.

      I was invited a few days ago to participate in a study about heart health. I don't believe that is what the study is about. I think they are doing testing to see how much radiation contamination is discernible in the subjects.

      I told them they could keep track of how long I stay alive, and I will tell them my diet. But there is no way I will agree to any of the tests.

      Anyone who agrees to a radiation scan, IMO, is flirting with disaster.

      They already have done studies in the past. They don't need to do more studies. They already know which cultures live the longest and their eating habits.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      newsblackoutUSA, watching Reactor #3 blow up was the most grim sight I've ever witnessed, in my entire life. A newscaster I listen to had already said what the implications of Reactor #3 melting down or blowing up might be. My family knew there was MOX in there, so we knew it was deathly serious, as soon as the explosions/detonation occurred.


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      • atomicistheword

        CTBTO monitoring system…..

        THEY ALL KNEW …. WE DIDN'T, WE NEVER KNEW!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3RppTTLZDI

        Video description….

        "If anyone had any doubts the world governments did not know of
        the Fukushima meltdowns or amounts of airborne radioactive hot
        particles we would all receive, this video proves they knew exactly
        how much and when, yet our government told us "Everything will be
        fine, None will reach the U.S. or West Coast" And they are still lying
        to us all!""


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Hi Atomic, we never knew what was monitored & found. But it isn't hard to imagine this is an horrific scenario playing out. I give it another two (2) years and massss of illnesses caused by the explosion/detonation of Reactor #3 will become apparent. Am expecting lots of lung cancers. I'm pretty sure I know exactly where a hot particle is lodged in my right lung.


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    • James Tekton James Tekton

      When watching the number three blow, it inspired the thinking and research around the jet stream carrying the nasty, the waves of it, and the speed that it travelled. We knew we had about six days to take cover and duck. After that, it would be at least two weeks sheltering in place. We warned everyone here to do the same. It was maddening to get in as much as possible to make the shut-in safe and comfortable on time.

      There are greater minds and greater methods to track the poisonous radiation that is bombarding every breathing being on the planet. One thing is for sure, we saw the after effects of that deadly cloud that April spring in the mutated sunflower pictures posted here. Sure glad we ducked.

      All we've seen and will continue to see is the hidden agendas and well covered up meltdowns of the three, and maybe even more reactors that have been spewing the horrible evil killing radiation all over the world for just about three years now totally unabated. Could be longer.

      No one or nothing on this date in time seems to want to stop it. Slow radiation poisoning is happening, the war drums are beating, incoming from the universe could happen, and the most pressing issue on the front burner is the well planned crash of the dollar economy.

      What we see now are the pins being set up for unimaginable calamities and chaos to unfold. Let us all pray for peace, resolution, and sanity to find the healings we all, and what our world needs now.

      .


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    • muffin

      Agreed, but it's too little too late! In the face of this calamity, the world should be putting minds and money together to contain the beast; instead we threaten to annihilate each other daily!
      Pretty sad though, when this is actually the GOOD NEWS REPORT! Because when reactor 4 spent fuel pool collapses, that will be a whole new game. A good name for the new game might be: "You can't bet your life anymore"; or something along that line!
      Respectfully.


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    • mesa777

      The first time I saw the explosion I knew that this situation would not end well! I just wish that our government would at least tell the population the truth in regards to the scope of the meltdowns. I guess when your time is up its up so there is not much you can do anyways except to move to the southern hemisphere I guess….


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    • Just to let those of you in Japan know
      that Dr Helen Caldicott is currently on a lecture tour there…
      …here's her agenda…

      http://www.angelfire.com/pq2/cde3/hc.html


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  • weeman

    If only our leaders were 12 years old.
    What happens when puberty kicks in do we loose our marbles.


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      At that age initiation should happen but does not, that its why the marbles are lost…


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      • earthsmith

        after 3-11 I am still trying to collect my marbles. But now with WIPP I think I will trade them in for dice. I mean that's how this industry rolls right ? Whoops a daisy snake eyes. Those slithering slimy chumps. Apparently little do they know they are also a carbon based life form… ahhhh roll the dice the check is in the bank(FED) , just ask the taxpayers.


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  • chevvvy chev

    We Ain't Got Time to Bleed: "You control our world. You’ve poisoned the air we breathe, contaminated the water we drink, and copyrighted the food we eat. We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you. You’ve liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed. We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants to your decadence. You’ve stolen our elections, assassinated our leaders, and abolished our basic rights as human beings. You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions. You’ve profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living. You’ve monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education, and have almost extinguished our flame. We are hit… we are bleeding… but we ain’t got time to bleed. We will bring the giants to their knees and you will witness our revolution!" ~ Jesse Ventura


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Important genetic material in animal and plant life (foodstuffs) is now patented. That is much more serious than writing about it, producing artwork, etc., then copyrighting that artwork or writing.

      Patent infringement carries far more serious potential consequences than copyright infringement.

      Patenting genetic material is claiming to own certain types of life itself. Which is, IMO, insanity. Many native peoples have found foreigners have come to their countries, stolen plants, etc., then patented the genetic material. Which is much like saying sovereign peoples have no rights to the natural resources within their own countries, territories, areas over which they are sovereign.

      Yes, chev, you understand what all of this means. You are correct.


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      • VanneV VanneV

        The US Supreme Court ruled that genetic information can't be patented.


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          • We Not They Finally

            Thanks for sharing that info. But no one (even large corps) may have the NEED to patent human genomes if GMO foods become our only choice. Like Monsanto holds the patents for aluminum-resistant seeds and chemtrails (which rains down aluminum) wipes out organic farming! Scenarios like that. Or the non-labeling of GMO's. And who knows what get snuck into the GMO foods that AFFECTS human genomes.

            One sci-fi plot (done once on Stargate-SG1) was mixing sterilizing agents into so-called beneficial vaccines. We don't know that anything like that has been or could be done. But we also really don't have any protection. We say it's just a sci-fi plot, and maybe it is, but we also see that bad things have ALREADY happened to the human genome.

            The Supremes don't want to seem to be in favor of clones, no. I'm just not sure that they would be quick to protect us against a whole host of other genetically-damaging things.


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            • wxman2001

              both GM soy and corn have been shown to cause infertility in lab animals.
              http://www.naturalnews.com/036710_GMO_animal_experiments_infertility.html

              (NaturalNews) A study presented at the Days of Defense Against Environmental Hazards in Russia has unveiled once again the implicit dangers associated with the consumption of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). According to Voice of Russia, scientists from the National Association for Gene Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional Problems discovered that animals fed GMOs as part of their normal diet eventually develop the inability to reproduce.

              A shocking revelation; the study is one of several that has identified a link between GMO consumption and infertility in recent years. And because it was conducted independently of the biotechnology industry, it came to far different conclusions than have most of the studies offered up for mainstream consumption in defense of GMOs.

              Using hamsters as the test subjects, scientists observed that consumption of GM soybeans, which have never been a part of these creatures' normal diets, tended to slow sexual maturity and gradually eliminate the ability to reproduce. After several generations, hamsters consuming the "Frankensoy" eventually lost their innate ability to reproduce.

              The WHO in 1985 documented that one of its' primary goals for the use of a sterility vaccine disguised as a smallpox vaccine was to "eliminate 150 million excess Sub Saharan…


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          • PurpleRain PurpleRain

            What about the non-human life forms or dna-type material. Are they allowed to copywrite or patient that?


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Yay! Great news. A breath of sanity for a change. Thanks V-Anne-V, I wasn't aware of that. Does this apply to multinational corporations as well?


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    • Sol Man

      Some people put the mandates of corporations above the basic needs of their own children, or, even, above their own needs, and that is an ever expanded bottom line. WE MUST HAVE EVERMORE PROFITS!
      That line on the balance sheet where the symbols indicate a greater amount than previously, no matter the needs pointing to greater morality or otherwise creative fulfillment of time with the expenditure of one's own energy directed by their own thought processes.

      So as long as numbers indicating increases there are the mandate humans, and their vastly compromised ecosystem, will get the short side of the deal.

      Now we are at a point where the increased radiation load will eventually bring the world and all of life to a tipping point where it will no longer be able to continue. And, that is all.

      More radiation by the moment means less life.


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      • Socrates

        Corporate DNA is a mandate to make a quarterly profit. A corporation is an incorporated psychopathic robot. It has no soul. Profits are placed over safety unless there is civil liability and criminal liability (no deferred judgments) and campaign contributions are outlawed as bribes.

        Nothing could be clearer than than the example of nuclear and Wall Street meltdowns. Follow the money….

        The Anthropocene will be the last era. The humans were too stupid to regulate corporate conduct. The species that survived the ice ages was, in the final analysis, its own worst enemy.

        My son realized the other day that Coca-cola was bad for you. Rots your teeth and gives you diabetes, Type II. Corporate America pushes this on kids and then switches them to Bud. Smoke Marlboros and you will be a man unless it is Virginia Slims, then you can be a liberated woman.

        Radiation isn't harmful is another corporate message. And so it goes…


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      • orsobubu orsobubu

        Sol Man, it's all correct, but think at this for a moment: this necessity of ever more profit is not capitalists' fault, it is a materialistic necessity, in other words this is the way the system works, no ever growing profits = disastrous capitalistic crisis. They cannot solve the nuclear question, in the same way they couldn't avoid countless wars in the past. If me and you were capitalists, we would do exactly the same things of theirs. It's not a matter of good or bad, but it is a class struggle: the task of the ruling class is to increase the capital without end, the task of the subaltern working class is to seize the power and put an end to wage work, exploitation, money, capital, market, so put an end to a system aiming only to production for capital reproduction instead of production for goods consumption.


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        • Sol Man

          Orso, we all have different takes on analyzing the dilemma, but, for me, endless profit is not key. I wish to know that my children will be able to raise their children and so so in a viable world to continued life; as in able to grow good crops and get clean water.

          The question of energy production…if we would have an Apollo Program with the target being alternative methods of production, without the need, necessarily, of an electrical grid over all, then I think that we would be well on our way to sustainability without the ptb's (banker) mandated wars for our children to fight.

          When is it time for peace?


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          • Runningonlove Runningonlove

            Sol Man, peace will come when greed and fear are gone.
            Over 100 years ago, Nicola Tesla was working on wireless, unlimited electric power. Unfortunately short-sightedness and lust for money by J.P.Morgan and his Wall Street friends abolished a clean energy future, and assured the oil-war drenched, radioactive future we inhabit now.
            It may not be too late to try Tesla's way yet, but the road seems to be getting pretty dark.


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            • unincredulous unincredulous

              I have learned that wireless radiation can be damaging too. And how would electrifying the earth affect the animals? I know it would be bad for the fat wallets, and I used to be all for it. When Tesla tested his device, sparks jumped out of fireplugs. If you had a copper pipe in your hand, would you feel safe carrying it? I am not arguing against it, but like nuclear, it may not be a wise choice. Wind or solar or geothermal or tidal motion seems best.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      So you do not like this slavery thing.. do you? :)


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    • muffin

      HEAR HEAR! That's the best grim outlook I've ever heard!


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    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      wow! I have never read any better quotation than that anywhere and I never would have guessed it was Jessie Ventura who said it. (Thanks for sharing that). He's not someone I normally listen to, but maybe I should.


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Chev thank you for sharing ..it's a keeper


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

    So what happens when the fingernails fall off, or the grip is lost?


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      after the fingernails fall off, of course you hang on by your teeth until they fall out. But the salient point for me is that great speech from Seven Suzuki was made 22 years ago, and the one from our foremost physicist Michio Kaku has been made many times…yet the world leaders do nothing about Fukushima and more nuclear power plants are in the works around the world. This is proof that the worlds most powerful men have either no morals and/or no intelligence. Since the most powerful military forces are at their command, there seems little hope of ridding the world of these world destroyers. At least, we know that "guilting" them into ethical behavior was not effective…and we have been waiting on the international courts


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      • VanneV VanneV

        More proof that radiation dumbs down the intelligence and even general common sense. Nuclear power is for those trying to prove that they still have some strength left, but strength for these people is just a masquerade.


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    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      The the movie "On The Beach" is realized to be prophecy instead of sci-fi.
      Not that the latter hasn't already happened.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      You hang by your hangnails.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    A surprisingly similar speech was heard from the more powerful world leaders…

    "In bringing my plutonium, my most precious, precious nuclear, here (to Japan after the nuclear disaster), I have considered deeply the price and the risk for our children, for our energy paradigm," We must continue this nuclear energy paradigm"


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  • VanneV VanneV

    ?The plant hanging by its fingernails? That's too kind of a metaphor. The plant fell off in March, 2011.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    The worst already happened. Time unfolding will unveil these truths.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NOTHING WILL GET BETTER . . .

    Until nuclear is banned worldwide.

    Until then, accidents and leaking will continue.

    The world now knows, man cannot control nuclear.


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  • Sol Man

    Now the whole world is a glovebox/chemical reaction chamber.


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  • NoFixedID

    Michio Kaku should know better than to parrot the lie that the Fukushima disaster will be cleaned up in 40 years. There is no basis for this claim, as no one has the slightest idea how a cleanup can be achieved. Tepco has admitted that at least three of the spent fuel pools cannot be unloaded using existing technology. What chance of developing the necessary technology before the next major earthquake hits? Zero. What chance of retrieving the molten reactors cores? No hope in sight. As for ‘billions of dollars’, that would not even cover the costs of dealing with the contaminated water. Three years ago Dr Kaku was describing Fukushima as a ticking time bomb; now he says it is hanging on by its fingernails. No Dr Kaku, the bomb has exploded and the nails have long broken. Fukushima is an unfolding cataclysm that will afflict humanity, and the planet, for millennia to come.


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    • flatsville

      I wonder what took Kaku so long to say what he did.

      Will he be on CBS Morning on this week soft selling how bad the disaster at Fukushima is on the anniversary?

      Kaku needs to reach down, grab his pair and tell the truth.


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    • Take what this guy says times 10 or even times 100 and you might get close to some realistic time estimates.

      Things like:

      "…radioactive, for perhaps 300 years — getting into the food chain slowly."

      "…to cost billions of dollars and about 40 years to decommission."
      – Kaku

      Ecosystems and life have been affected in less than 3 years, I would not call that getting into the food chain 'slowly'.

      _____________________________________

      If you don't want to go down in history known as Dr. Kakupoopoo, then quit spouting disinformation that's chock full of caca.


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    • Jebus

      Nuclear Power Is a Faustian Bargain

      by Michio Kaku
      April 6, 2011, 12:00 AM

      The U.S. hasn't commissioned a new nuclear plant since before the Three Mile Island meltdown in 1979, and will soon have to decommission all its aging reactors. What, if anything, will replace these nuclear plants?

      http://bigthink.com/videos/nuclear-power-is-a-faustian-bargain


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  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    Protests mark Japan earthquake anniversary

    Memorials held in Fukushima Prefecture, where communities are still dealing with damage caused by 2011 disaster.

    Koriyama, Japan – Marches have taken place in Japan to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing and devastated local infrastructure.

    Although the anniversary of the event falls on Tuesday, several events and protests were planned in the region on Saturday, when more people could attend them.

    In snowy Koriyama, a committee of anti-nuclear groups – mostly unions – coordinated the "No Nuclear Fukushima Citizen’s Rally" to commemorate the disaster and to warn the community of what they said were the dangers of nuclear energy.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/protests-mark-japan-earthquake-anniversary-20143844421310501.html


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  • FXofTruth

    Dear Chev,

    You have pick the perfect statement told by a man that has more character, more respect, and more passion for being an American than ANY of those sell-outs in Washington who, have done all they can to support the degradation and continuing collapse of our American Society.

    With their silence; disregard for the rule of law; support of costly foreign wars; turning blatant bribery into legal "lobbying"; allowing the "to-big-to-fails" to "grow-bigger-to-screw"; and finally to not honor the Constitution they took oaths to defend Americans of threats from external enemies AND WITHIN our borders…the American People will at some point in time become angry enough to react in ways as our history shows, far in excess of what any organized enemy can withstand. Time will tell when the breaking point has been reached because, the names and faces of the enemy are well known by all who have been victims of their dastardly deeds. As Gerald Celente said, "When people have nothing to lose, they lose it."

    Great words…from a good man….


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  • rogerthat

    From The Yomiuri Shimbun, March 9, 2014:
    In Fukushima Prefecture, the road to the fishing industry’s recovery is particularly precarious, mainly because of harmful rumors stemming from the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Fishermen in the prefecture’s coastal area have had to impose their own constraints on operations except for a few species of fish.

    About 40 countries and territories, including China and South Korea, still restrict the import of farm and fisheries products from Japan.

    While continuing to make efforts to gain understanding at home and abroad that products are shipped after their safety has been verified, the central and local governments and the private sector should further endeavor to promote the export of the nation’s farm and fisheries commodities.


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    • GQR2

      Its not negative rumors that are hurting the fishing industry its the fact that a 3 core melt down has destroyed the Pacific, killed the food chain and left them with highly contaminated deadly fish.

      To sell this to people is worthy of a blue ribbon in the practice of evil. Step up Clinton,you can be first.

      They know what they are doing and saying. And that goes for any spokes people in this country too.
      Its like the thought police. Now now..don't say a bad thing that's rumors about the produce and the fish from Fukushhh!

      Denying the damage of Fukushima is a violent assault on the world.

      Anyone still eating fish is asking for it, not in the years to come a long way down the road..no within a couple of yrs or sooner.
      Its radiation and is completely and utterly deadly. This is beyond heartbreaking. Its now a question of survival. Those responsible are not measuring nor informing the public. They are encouraging people to eat poisoned food. Denying its poison. If you're not horrified you're not paying attention.


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  • rogerthat

    Robert Bruce Hayes, Las Cruces Sun-news:

    ''Fear has historically been one of the greatest dangers when it comes to any upset condition at a nuclear facility. The only deaths recorded from the very large radioactivity release from Fukushima were due to unnecessary evacuations resulting in deaths from clinical issues like accidents and hospital patients not receiving proper care during the move.''
    – Robert B. Hayes is a certified health physicist, a licensed NM professional engineer in nuclear engineering with a masters degree in physics and a PhD in nuclear engineering. A resident of Hobbs, he is a research affiliate with the MIT Physics Department Laboratory for Nuclear Science.


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  • GQR2

    Robert Hayes ought to be ashamed of himself.
    These health physicists are just PR men. They have no concern for the health of people and carbon life forms. They have concern for their pay checks. MIT?! really what a moron or a criminal. or both!
    No universities get my respect anymore. a sign of social collapse.

    The health physicists are the enemy talking such garbage. All these fools care about "an upset condition" at their deadly jalopy plants. Fear he ought to be afraid of a boot to his as*
    Lying Liars in white coats. grrr.
    They are a disgrace to anything good and true.
    Here is evil! See it!

    lies lies. In these nuclear fools minds, the only threat to health is if the trains stop running.
    Nuclear has always been deadly,maiming forever. It kills. slowly or fast and forever exponentially.
    They think because it's invisible and cause and effect is left to the lying bastard experts, they can get away with it. Their statistics are lies. Do not trust these people.
    Not for much longer. Its 3 yrs. The disease clusters are already here. Fukushima is forever. We are way past the tipping point. And the train engineers are clueless.


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  • Sickputer

    I like Kaku but sometimes he goes off with puzzling remarks like this one:

    "We have 100s of tons of radioactive water…"

    SP: Water flows nonstop over radioactive splatter in the wrecked Units 1-3 and then more tons of water passes over corium masses ex-vessel (and probably ex-building).

    Estimates of water flowing from the mountain underground river in the mudstone fissures and mingling with tidal flow in those same fissures is enormous. Estimating how many tons/gallons of water leaches radioactive particles is difficult. Yet I suspect the number is far greater than 100s of tons…millions more likely.

    Count radioactive airborne fallout across the Northern hemisphere and it's much greater. The nuclear iodine was tremendous in the first two months alone and while some isotopes do decay rapidly, people who drank or were exposed to rainwater got a hot dose:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/07/11/radiated-rain/

    Excerpt: "The Drinking Water Standard is just 3 pCi/L (picoCuries per Liter, which is a very small measurement). Thus, people drinking undiluted rainwater n Portland would have consumed and been exposed to Iodine 131 at levels nearly 30 times the DWS, and 41 times the standard in Olympia"

    SP: Strong condemnation of EPA and their Radnet monitoring network in that July 2011 article. The EPA was undoubtedly ordered to keep dangerous readings out of the mainstream media.

    Fortunately we had Al Gore's invention to see through BB's miasma. :-)


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  • #1 on my Youtube Radiation Realities Playlist.

    Over 27,000,000 views.
    (IMO – It needs to be over a billion.)

    The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&list=PL69D1BB4DB0D8F834

    Her words are TRUE and they were said with PASSION, but they fell onto deaf ears of those who could have made a difference at the time. I hope there is still time.

    >>>
    "I used to go fishing…"

    "If you don't know how to fix it, then please STOP breaking it!"

    "We are all in this together…"

    "In my anger I am not blind, and in my fear I am NOT AFRAID of telling the world how I feel."

    - Severn – at a United Nation meeting 1992
    She's smarter than Nuclear Experts and speaks more clearly than our President, and that's at age 12. :)
    >>>

    Keep speaking up Severn, maybe someday they'll listen.
    Never give up!

    Severn Cullis‐Suzuki = hero


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  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    It's unfixable. Im getting the feeling everyone here gets that. It's going to come down to a new reality.


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    • GQR2

      Hiya Weegokiburi, i agree with your statement about a new reality,a new "normal" because Fukushima changes everything. everything. The way i measure things,events,personal decisions,political view points,friends and neighbors,everything. For me its a question of awareness about Fukushima. To me there is nothing more prescient. people these days either have it, or are seeking it or they live the lie within that matrix. Fukushima for me has a clarifying effect.


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  • jec jec

    RATS are the owners/managers of Fukushima Nuclear Plant.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Kaku..says..

    "Modern science can already erase and implant memories in rats, and in the future such techniques might be used on humans as well."

    "We’re talking about basically an injury to the brain, in the form of a memory that’s so traumatic it paralyzes you,” says Michio Kaku in Episode 104 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “And I think this whole philosophy that we should be natural, that we should live with disease or live with traumatic memories, is taking things too far.”

    Nicely packaged ..to supposedly benefit…those with PTSD.
    Kaku evidently ..thinks it's a brain injury.

    So why remember..let the researchers/government for you.

    How far does this go..
    Till one can no longer remember one's name …likes dislikes?
    Name of family members?
    How to wipe one's own behind?

    Memory .. erase and ..replant.
    Replant the face of one's mother?
    The taste of a sweetheart's kiss?

    Why live with pain and trauma..when other are wating to play with your mind?
    Here's my advice.

    Kaku.. you be the first human subject..
    Let them swipe your mind and replace it.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Link:

    Futurist Says We’ll Use Lasers to Beam Our Minds Into Space Someday Soon
    3/1/2014

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/03/geeks-guide-michio-kaku/

    WHAT BRAINS?


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    • wildandfree wildandfree

      Laser beams are interpreted as a transmission with a particular goal in mind. Beaming at a particular point in space means that by the time some receptor captures the transmission our planet will be dead and gone. In fact with our TV and radio transmissions we are already transmitting our minds, broadcasting much hate and discontent to our neighbors in the universe in every direction. any visitors to our solar system already know of our insanity. because they, whomever or whatever, if ever, receives our shows they (loosely used here) will not be able to separate fiction from non-fiction, they will assume that Fuku was part of our own planned destruction. Yesterday we had a wonderful time with our horses, leaving them munching quietly on radiated hay, only to go to the local pizza place to be bombarded with the large TV's broadcasting a continuous fights and arguments. Fiction of course, but how our broadcast depiction of our society is interpreted by different cultures is not considered; even when our future generation here on earth are now our receptors. The rule of law (and a good one) in the Iroquois Nation is that we as a people must consider the impact of our action on the next 7 generations. Hell, with NPP and its waste, we haven't thought far enough ahead to even our children and grandchildren. What have we as a species become?


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        wildandfree, it is a very tragic tale of what we as a species have become.. :(


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        • wildandfree wildandfree

          OBE – how appropriate for you to be the one to respond. I wrote a book not long ago I titled "Understanding Yoda" mostly for my children and grand children as I thought that they were missing something broad and fluid. My friend a philosopher thought it was great and was going to finish a co-venture for publication but died way too soon of cancer, so it sits. With the way of the world, such teachings fall now upon deaf ears and closed minds, too bad. Thanks for all your in sites, been reading same for many, many months. Take great care ENEr's!


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      The first test failed. The switch was in the wrong position. It beamed space into our minds.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Typo..
    "So why remember? ..let the researchers/government do it for you.

    Kaku..is currently on the 'Indie Best Seller' list..non-fiction (if you can believe that).

    Fukushima..is just a talking point..

    Lorrie Moore, Mickio Kaku, $ Jon J Muth Debut On the Indie Best Seller List.
    March 5 2014

    http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/lorrie-moore-michio-kaku-jon-j-muth-debut-on-the-indie-bestseller-list_b83328


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  • Gelt

    Get it over with. Just say/admit what it is. It is this planet's current Extinction Level Event, or acronymically, ELE.

    And there's really NOTHING anyone can do to stop it from happening at this point.

    Anyone who thinks they'll be doing just fine in their "super bunker" will be in for a very rude shock at some point, as time and events continue.


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  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    I am not sure why people can still imagine at this late date that either governments or corporations operate with real intelligence! I think to use an older expression that we tend to conflate exalted intellect or genius with ordinary intellect which is right or wrong opinion. Formerly the word genius did not refer to an individual person. But to a higher source.

    In any case given the mess the intellect has made of the human world and also nature, great caution ought to be exercised when speaking of man and his capacities. Pride goeth before a fall. And it looks like lots of falling lies ahead.

    All we can expect from gov and corp is death and destruction until or unless they are brought under firm control by really intelligent people. In the meantime take cover!!


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  • Nick

    Ionizing radiation alters brain waves.

    Humans have been flooding the biosphere with artificial rays for decades, Fukushima has just accelerated the dose levels beyond the ability of the spinmeisters to keep things secret.

    Now that the genie is out of the bottle, expect a vast number of humans on 3/11/14 to utter the words oh shit.

    Nobody will be saying oops.

    Or sorry.


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  • Occupant Occupant

    Use of nuclear material should of been banned until they came up with a method to consume 100.0% of all of the material mass and radioactivity during fission.

    Now mankind is forever burdened with catastrophe and storage dilemma.

    Unsafe and temporary storage is dirt cheap, as much as a few billion human lives. Safe storage of the material will cost more than the total value of all the assets on the planet.

    Shut all the plants down and spend a few trillion launching all the nuclear material into the Sun before it is too late.


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  • Socrates

    GE = ELE

    "All options are on the table!"

    "Fear is worse than radiation…."

    Bumper sticker slogans will not solve the problems of humanity. Take the money out of politics and things might change. Until then, we are screwed.

    So long as you reinforce bad behavior, it continues.


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    • GQR2

      sure enough,its a question of surviving them. Personally i don't think they will be stopped. They do however need push back. They need correction. The waste already has us way over the tipping point. People without proper "fear" are like deers in their headlights waiting to be run over. At least the deer can flip em the bird.
      Its the attempted "gas-lighting" on such a grand scale,that truly pisses me off.
      Do be afraid of it …why its good for you. ( in what fables of doom have we heard that before?)


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      • Socrates

        People want electricity more than protection against cancer and preservation of the genome. I talk to people all the time to survey their attitudes, values and beliefs. Half still believe that our planet is 6,000 years old. 65% believe that the devil could pop up anytime.

        These people are prepared to accept propositions on the basis of belief, which is acceptance without evidence. The herd is no match for those physicists who can dazzle them with math.

        Galileo tried to say that Jupiter had moons… the priests said that something was wrong with his telescope because the scriptures said otherwise. Now the nuclear priests say that radiation cannot harm you. Their "science" is as flawed as was the Pope's…. actually, the Vatican had the most advanced observatory in the world and knew Galileo was right but needed their hold on the masses.

        Chris Busby tells of Bertoldt Brecht's play about this Galileo and scientists' ethical and moral responsibility.

        Socrates drank the hemlock but the pro-nukes drink the Koolaid.


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  • sworldpeas sworldpeas

    UUUGH!!!

    Slip slip slip slipping
    Pass the point of no return
    dam I broke a nail


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, Sucking down the koolaid by the gallon.. :(


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  • Sol Man

    Rads spread over all
    bankers and royals would not stall
    the changes we face.


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    • sworldpeas sworldpeas

      +1
      It's an ELE in Haiku…

      A nuclear world
      You can eat plutonium
      I'll have the tuna


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      • zogerke zogerke

        haikus
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        Poison of your choice?
        lots more fun than dying of
        life-sapping Fuku
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

        Bloggers on this site/
        share humor with their truthsource/
        small comfort endures

        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

        Double core roses/
        Mutate in yellow spiral/
        still lovely in form

        ++++++++++++++++++++++

        Encephalitis/
        parents' sad nightmare future/
        still the baby cries

        +++++++++++++++++++++++

        Seven fingered hand/
        Thumbs from thumbs sprout awkwardly/
        New human normal


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  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    Socrates:

    "Socrates drank the hemlock but the pro-nukes drink the Koolaid." I will have to let that settle in to the profound implications of your insight, expressed, eloquently.

    Thank you.


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  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    Socrates,

    you wrote: "…The Anthropocene will be the last era." Who, or whom, will observe….

    "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."

    Abraham Lincoln, of course.

    The whole of the speech comes home at this time.


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  • waiono

    from fukushima diary

    Tepco sprinkles over 50 m3 of contaminated water in Fukushima plant area everyday / Tepco “It’s not discharge”
    Posted by Mochizuki on March 9th, 2014 · No Comments
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    Tepco sprinkles contaminated water in the plant area on a daily basis. NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) pointed this out on the working group meeting of 3/5/2014.

    According to Tepco and NRA, the sprinkled water is the groundwater that flowed into the basement of reactor5 and 6. These two reactors are shut down but the groundwater pumping up system is still malfunctioning. Groundwater therefore automatically flows into the buildings.

    Based on Tepco’s analysis, it contains 3,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium. For example, the sprinkled water volume on 2/25/2014 was 72m3. They also sprinkled 76m3 on 2/26/2014.

    The sprinkled water is assumed to flow into the groundwater stream, and go to the sea in the end. However because it is not through the drains, Tepco states it’s not considered to be “discharge”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oruMn2E-5fE


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      I suppose, waiono, that when you are a criminal enterprise in the first place, that stopping the contamination of the Pacific Ocean is the least of your considerations. I believe that I now understand TEPCO and the nuclear industry much better, as the criminal destroyer of Planet Earth that they are. When you are "sprinkling" about 75 M^3 of highly contaminated water per day, from Reactors5&6, then the 100 tonnes of cooling water that leak out of Reactors1-3 doesn't matter nearly so much. I suppose that if you continue to refuse to extend the underground impermeable wall around Reactors1-4, then the 1000 tonnes of water that flows under FDNPP every day, taking with it the contamination from three missing cores, is not the big deal we believe it to be. The GE Mark 1 reactor design was known by all parties to be dangerously missdesigned in the 1960's, but was put up everywhere by the nuclear industey criminal enterprise, simply because the faulty design had passed the NRC approval process, and could be built everywhere without delay. Three years now, TEPCO has shown itself to be the criminal enterprise that it is. I, for one, am no longer surprised by the depths of their cynicism.

      BTW, where did those 3 missing cores get to, eh, TEPCO? ;)


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  • Nick

    We are at the third orbit around our star since 3/11/11.

    Note quake in California.

    The earth is a dynamic place.

    Too bad TEPCO and GE and the rest of the villains made it a DIEnamic place.


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  • Sol Man

    Small things bring big change
    who knew what we should not do?
    follow the money.


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