Fukushima Student: “It seems like we are about to get killed” — “Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children… Gov’t abandoned us… Japan is clearly going insane… Nothing has gotten better” (VIDEO)

Published: November 13th, 2014 at 8:36 pm ET
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IMDb – Kakusei: The Fukushima End (2014), Blondion Productions: Today the Japanese government assures its people of Fukushima’s safety and urges residents to move back. However, citizens are not convinced… Through the experiences of five individuals, this documentary reflects upon how culture has influenced the choices citizens make everyday, and how those have changed. 

Closing scene from ‘Kakusei’:

  • Hikaru Abe, student in Soma, Fukushima (40 km north of Fukushima Daiichi) who stayed behind after his mother and younger brother evacuated: “Nothing has gotten better… The government was incapable to deal with issues, covered up information we needed and even put pressure on us. While many human errors were seen, people in Fukushima worked hard to move on with the support from all over the country. Fukushima is in the process of recovery. Our government abandoned us. Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children. Japan is clearly going insane. It seems like we are about to get killed. Please lend your strength to Fukushima.”

The documentary is extremely well produced. Its thoughtful subject matter, eye-catching cinematography and excellent sound design will hopefully soon be seen by millions. According to the film’s official trailer posted last year, “We are currently in need of funding to complete and distribute the film. Please lend your support and donate: http://www.blondion.com/support.”

This letter by Tomoko Hatsuzawa, a mother in Fukushima City, expresses sentiments similar to those shared by Hikaru. Hatsuzawa gave the letter to Hiroko Tabuchi of The New York Times, who also translates: “To people in the United States and around the world, I am so sorry for the uranium and plutonium that Japan has released into the environment. The fallout from Fukushima has already circled the world many times, reaching Hawaii, Alaska, and even New York. We live 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the plant and our homes have been contaminated beyond levels seen at Chernobyl… But the government will not help us. They tell us to stay put… I was eight years old when the Fukushima Daiichi plant opened. If I had understood what they were building, I would have fought against it. I didn’t realize that it contained dangers that would threaten my children, my children’s children and their children. I am grateful for all the aid all the world has sent us. Now, what we ask is for you to speak out against the Japanese government. Pressure them into taking action. Tell them to make protecting children their top priority. Thank you so much.”

Watch the Kakusei pre-screener here

Published: November 13th, 2014 at 8:36 pm ET
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146 comments to Fukushima Student: “It seems like we are about to get killed” — “Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children… Gov’t abandoned us… Japan is clearly going insane… Nothing has gotten better” (VIDEO)

  • The insanity continues to get worse and affect more and more people globally.

    Top Secret Nuclear Powered Bomb Powered Rocket Projects; Operation Plumbbob, Operation Orion, Project Nerva, Only Takes 1,000 Nuclear Bombs To Reach Orbit
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-secret-nuclear-powered-bomb-powered.html

  • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

    Nuclear is crime against Life in all its forms.

    Abolish Nuclear.

    Boycott them and all their affiliates.

  • Lacsap Lacsap

    62% of citizens in 24 countries across the world oppose the use of nuclear energy. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/jun/23/nuclearpower-nuclear-waste (a lot who are for don't understand much about nuclear power/risk)

    Nuclear power plants provided 12.3 percent of the world's electricity production in 2012 http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/World-Statistics With solar, wind, water etc green energy, can easily replace the 12.3% and even expand it if necessary. The power from nuclear is minute not to mention the power is needed from mining to running NPP's.

    NPP's produce 20.000kg Pu 239 every year (commercial reactors calculated only).. The Pu239 is apparently burned but the rods can easily be removed premature to get fresh weapon grade Pu. Even from spent fuel they can extract the Pu 239 with chemicals. The NPP's are cold war machines they turn to Pu 239 weapon grade machines in a sec. US and their friends from EUrope and Japan have the most NPP's this is to overpower Russia and China (and make good money). DU (depleted Uranium) is transformed to bullets and shielding for war use (68% denser then lead), the queen of England does big business in DU.

    So NPP's are just war machines..

    • We Not They Finally

      Correct. So much for "Atoms for Peace." The hugest lie always.

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      Such a tragedy. Horrific.

      We could conserve enough energy, by capturing more of the wasted or rather rejected energy, to rid ourselves of nuclear power and it's disgusting impact. Nuclear only contributes 8.27% to our total needs, however, check the graph, and you will see it sure seems like 100% of the energy generated this way (and a couple of others) is rejected. See our governments own data by following the link (might want save these too as ya never know when things just disappear)

      https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/

      We just don't need it. Nuclear power plants only boil water, to turn a turbine, and to do so they create enormous amounts of waste, danger and cancer (among many other diseases) We need to be smart, and say no!

      Do not be fooled by the mingling of nuclear hazards with solutions to become "carbon free" it is a lie!

      Be wary of all international "deals" to work on global warming. Remember, not only is is deadly dangerous mutating etc.. it generates enormous amounts of heat! Especially when coriums burrow into the earth!

      These monsters also contaminate our precious limited supply of fresh water at an enormous rate. It isn't just the ridiculous amount of tax dollars wasted, but the cost to our collective resources, as organisms, is entirely too great.

  • or-well

    45 min Documentary.
    http://youtu.be/AQydg6d05kU

    Director's Message:
    To You,

    Thank you for viewing this documentary. I'm sincerely touched by all the notes I've received, especially those living in Japan. It was beyond my expectation that the message of this film would reach so many people. I sincerely thank you.

    As most of you might have noticed, this film is currently unlisted on Youtube. This is currently a work-in-progress and I plan to expand the film further. In addition, there are some errors I would like to correct and perfect it. It was initially a thesis project for my Master's program in New York University. But after traveling alone to Japan to embark on this project, I plan to spread the message of protecting the lives of Fukushima children via screenings around the world. With your support, I believe this is possible.

    Let us work together and spread the message. Please show this film to everyone around you and I would love to hear your comments.

    I would like to quote Miss Tomomi Abe, who inspired my courage to make this film,
    "We won't give up.
    We will never give up.
    We'll never give up on the lives of Fukushima children."

    Sincerely,
    Dion

    We are currently in need of funding to complete and distribute the film. Please lend your support and donate by clicking on the "Support Project Kakusei" heart:
    http://www.blondion.com/support

    • ENENews

      Not sure how it took me over a year to find out about this film (even though it's unlisted)
      I've shown it to several friends and they seem to be more interested in Fukushima related issues, almost like 'Oh so THIS is what you've been working on for 3 1/2 years'
      Look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts about it after they get a chance to watch

    • Great one Orwell, I put on nukepro site

    • A quote from the documentary, "If I don't stand up now, I will regret it all my life."

      This applies to many things. Cancer changes you, makes you different and like in a pen O hens you get picked apart because you are different. Radiation is the same, you have something no one wishes around them so YOU are unwelcome. That kind of rejection HURTS! Trust me I know, not that anyone cares to hear a whine assed little skull cancer victim say how it SUCKS to be kicked around. So I have since 311 known personally the HELL these folks are going through. The rejection, the discrimination the disrespect one gets when one is different form the comfortable norm they have expected due to media subliminal seduction.

      So I have a stand, STOP the hate! Do NOT isolate!

      http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/photo/2011-03/14/c_13777725_2.htm

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I wish I had a magic wand to save everyone near and far. I would have used it long ago.

    All I can say is, End Nuclear Power Now!!!!

  • The only way to save us all is to boycott Babelcorp and refuse to buy her goods. What Babelcorp fears most is an active aware civilization, knowing the criminal mindset of the rat finks that pull the strings.

    Moscow smells of sulphur as her rubber duckies sail for nought to a conference of betrayers of humankind.

    Meanwhile as America freezes and Moscow stinks of fire and brimstone. The devil of California groans with age churning out promise of joy for all. Some people never listen!

    • 2014 – Japanese Government Moving People Into Areas with Up To 10 Times Maximum Nuclear Workers Annual Radiation Exposure Limit; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/2014-japanese-government-moving-people.html

      • J.

        Within your exceptionally informative link is a tremendous documentary by an Australian Tv channel. It has lots about Safecast. When Safecast started, their funding made me a bit concerned that it would turn into a 'controlled opposition' outfit, toeing the nuclear cartel's line, but fortunately Safecast goes from strength to strength. I hope they will get eventually sell their geiger counter as a finished product rather than a kit; I think they could raise funds that way. At $450 for a do-it-yourself kit, it's a bit off-putting for some folks I think.

        Anyway, thanks for your hard work and another great posting.

  • Were all expected to be perfect. Radiation dementia? We can nit pick each other's fur over pure position of point for decades and nothing gets done about the issues, were not eating all the lil fur bugs like a smart group of sapient apes would. This time we do not have that luxury. Flinging the bugs away will only breed more to nit pick over. And repeat.

    Get off the bullshit grinder, come down from the crows nest and come to terms gunners, good manners do not apply when the ship just went down. One captain alone cannot save all the passengers or the crew. Were all on this fool's paradise together. If we do not come to terms with the space the solar system is in, the unusual quiet solar activity shrinking the atmosphere, the incredibly stupid act of throwing even more Barium etc. in the air at this crucial time is almost equal to building cheap PU producing reactors INSIDE the atmosphere.

    The transuranic, radio toxin hell complete with nuclear decay chain goodies like Cs chloride, and far worse corrosives will soon mimic Venus atmosphere here on Earth in a short geologically aligned time frame.

    This situation we are in is comparable to an expectation of everyone being polite & friendly to each other; trapped in a collapsed coal mine with nothing but methane left to breath.

    http://funkyscience.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/B%C3%A9zard-et-al.-1993.pdf

  • 😐

    Measures the black substance at 25:50 in.
    "KAKUSEI: The Fukushima End " Pre-Screener

    Note: 40 km = 24 miles.

    …The MULTIPLE MELTDOWNS and ongoing FALLOUT continues into the atmosphere and sea.
    😥

  • The term is democide, death by government. Feast up Abe, enjoy the delights of Brisbane. You are naked before your people. The devils might destroy your body, but they will NEVER destroy your soul.

    Save one save the world, destroy and be judged. Nature so loved by the Japanese shall fight for your souls. No hidden in secret plotting are hidden from universal energy.

    Energy cannot be destroyed, it simply changes form.

  • or-well

    Fukushima The World Left Behind
    photos from Nov 2013
    Futaba, Namie, Okuma, Tomioka, Minamisoma.
    Click "Slideshow". It's about 5 minutes or less.

    http://freezethelight.a.la9.jp/fukushima/fukushima-eng.html

    • We Not They Finally

      Totally true. We have a friend who wound up with two separate unrelated cancers just because she was unlucky enough to live in Pittsburgh, which was (unbeknownst at the time) one of the U.S. cities hardest hit by the initial plume just because of how the wind currents were going. They diverted to operate on cancer no. 2 first, because cancer no. 1 (the thyroid cancer) was "contained to a single lymph node." By the time they got to the thyroid cancer just weeks later, it was stage four. It had progressed with horrifying rapidity. Both cancers showed up just 2-1/2 years in, which was horrifyingly rapid as is. Supposedly thyroid cancer takes 4-5 years to develop. Not so with this kind of a blast.

  • Good Plutonium

    Hopefully more Japanese will die. Too many of them already on the planet.

    Radiation is good for you.

  • Good Plutonium

    Hate crime…LOL

    Nagasaki and Hiroshima were a wonderful start. Our agenda continues.

    Radiation is good for you.

    You do realize that by making threats on this website, you are making the owner of said site legally responsible for anything that occurs related to threats of violence.

    Radiation is good for you.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Nothing has gotten better”

    Nor is it going to get any better..
    The people deserve mercy.

    Can we start sometime?
    Perhaps ..by at least acknowledging their plight.. WHICH IS OUR OWN.

  • Good Plutonium

    Time for a new name. I only have 17 registered so far.

    One of my accounts is a very well trusted "person" on here. You would be floored if I revealed that identity. You never really know who you are talking to do you?

    Radiation is good for you.

    Good Plutonium out.

    • bo bo

      Bahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
      Is GP hinting that he's stock?
      Thanks for the good laugh

      Good night everyone – minus troll.

      • Good Plutonium

        I am not Stock. I have way more class than that.

        Good Plutonium is gone forever. Bye Bye!!

        • Good Plutonium

          I am Stocks gay lover.

          Where is that cute little bottom boy stocky poo?

          I love it when he gets on his hands and knees and tells me to insert my fuel rod into his reactor.

          Its so cute the way he licks his own shite off my c.ock after a good reactor pounding.

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            You're a sick,twisted little hides behind computer in mommy's basement in shit-stained underwear "classy" brand of nuke-puke huh? Too bad you don't put down the mouse & your straw and come say that shit to someone's face?I wish you'd show up here & start talking that shit to me in person,you wouldn't make it through the 1st sentence if you know how to put one together. Enough people know enough about you to know you're a piece of shit,"who" you are means jackshit as long as we know "what" you are coward. If you did wind up being someone who hung around "posing" as one of the Group and later discovered to be a psychotic piece of pro-nuke shit,what will it have proven? That your only answer to nuclear nightmares is to hide,lie,deceive & then make perverted comments to those who loathe you the most? lol,yeah okay, I guess dem nuke-pukes really brought out the "big guns" to deal with that bothersome powerhouse ENEnews website?? lmao! You are in a "class" of your own & a "legend in your own mind"! What a pussy! You talk about your dick in your sick comments but you shouldn't because if you have one you'd better spit it out cuz it ain't yours! Smell ya later when yer legs are straighter coward! 🙂 ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

          • amberlight amberlight

            This was the content of my most recent complaint to the moderator:

            Dear Moderator,
            Why do you allow offensive obscenities such as this to remain online? I wonder how many people are never going to return to this site after being subjected to this verbal porn. You owe it to all your readers as well as contributors to remove this filth immediately.
            Sign me: Angry Grandmother

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            Disgusting, sexual harrassment.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            MBPiggy = Goed Plutonium. MBPiggy, only a completely crazy person can't stay from pornography.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              My computer went crazy when I clicked on the reply button to Good Plutonium's porn post. Is he now using these terrible comments of his to infect someone's computer?

              • All is forgiven GP but that server in Israel might be a bit pissed off with you. Never mess with a Jewish server especially one close to the government.

                ♥♥♥

                • We Not They Finally

                  You're an anti-semite and no one is amused. You can take "Jewish this" and "Jewish that" and shove it. It's like me saying that every American is responsible for the Iraq War. Go wash your mouth out with soap.

                  • I cannot see a comment made supporting VanneV from a server "IN" Isreal could offend our brothers. If the comment offends thee, then cut off thy right hand.

                    It is not my job to take your sins away. Read the context of your statement.

                    This message from a server in Malaysia, got any problems with our Muslim brothers?

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Perhaps infinity is MBPiggy once more . MBPiggy is the arch flamer. When he gets tired of flaming on the Middle East it will be flaming on the topic of Hitler.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                My views are personal and not connected to any government and I speak only as an individual.

                The pro-Nukers are desperate flamers continually off-topic.

                I oppose nuclear energy no matter what country that nuclear technology resides in. I oppose all weapons of destruction including uranium, depleted or otherwise. I also oppose land mines and cluster bombs.

                I believe that all land should be preserved for all life that is sacred.

                Radiation causes damage to everyone regardless of race, gender, or creed. Although women are supposedly harmed more than men by radiation, nevertheless, the cancer rate in the US is greater for men.

                Nuclear technology is a weapon of mass infanticide and mass genocide. I oppose this in every circumstance.

        • Gabe Gabe

          The world knows that trolls are PSYCHOPATHS!
          You are an @$$wipe psychopath.
          You have no soul.
          Hell would not accept the likes of you.
          To call you vile, despicable, evil would be a compliment.

          May your death be filled with the agony you wish upon the Japanese.
          You will die alone, in agony, filled with fear, knowing the evil in you makes you un redeemable.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      by their psychotic behavior you shall know them. Hopefully you will find the joys of a sane life doing worthwhile things someday

    • Sickputer

      So Enenews attracts the Seventeen Flaming Samurai. 🙂

      Like a moth to a flame. The truth burns oh so brightly here that a flamer (or even many scores of flamers ) are just pissing against the fiery wind of justice.

      Hear that noise? It's the quiet sound of countless thousands of Enenews crusaders blowing the nucleoape lies apart one at a time. Yes, the nucleoapes may think they rule the roost, but their influence on earth is fading quickly. Great empires have risen and fallen thousands of times. There will be more meltdowns and governments will collapse.

      The Chernobyl effect, the Fukushima effect, perhaps one in the future close to major cities across the globe. To contain the nuclear genie requires perfection in engineering and luck with Mother Nature. Neither factors have yet to achieve millennial success or even one century of success. But the poisons…now those last far beyond the age span of the solar system. Nucleoapes played god and they did indeed become a destroyer of worlds.

      As a fun Enenewser used to say…Party like it's 1969… And listen to Country Joe and the Fish…

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=kDXIB6lrB30

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      kHe is just casting aspersions against every poster on enenews.com. GP is a weapon of mass destruction who considers nuclear technology is personal arsenal of toys.

      My computer is now acting extremely strange showing my computer is being routed through many, many servers according to the hand bottom of the screen.

  • dosdos dosdos

    The uranium miners/stock holders are going crazy because Sendai got approved. They have been acting like their entire industry has been saved by a single perfecture decision. They have been suffering for three and a half years, and they are grabbing at straws so badly, trying to fool the rest of the investors to sink their money in uranium as well.

    There has been that "good times right around the corner" for three and a half years, and the market still hasn't rebounded to profitable margins. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…. Pathetic.

    Just remember, public opinion won't kill nuclear. Politics won't kill nuclear. Only money will kill nuclear, and they know it, they fear it, because money is killing it. It's obvious by the pathetic way they grasp at straws. The only question is will it kill it soon enough?

    If you want to fight nuclear, make it more expensive to run. Help make sure that expensive safeguards are required. It won't take much, as the profit margins are currently very slim.

    • We Not They Finally

      Except that shy of politics and public apathy, that industry is guaranteed billions on a regular basis. It's public treasury funded, no risk.

      We just think that we live in a world of dollars. We live in a world of banks and treasuries. It's the power imbalances that are doing us in at every turn. IMHO.

    • Sickputer

      Paraphrased: Bankers whisper into leader's ears: "We can't financially survive a Fukushima disaster."

      dosdos is very astute. +311 🙂

      • In the Muslim faith the whisperer is know as Shaytan. (Devil)

        Sura 114, People (Al-Naas)

        [114:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

        [114:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.

        [114:2] "The King of the people.

        [114:3] "The god of the people.

        [114:4] "From the evils of sneaky whisperers.

        [114:5] "Who whisper into the chests of the people.

        [114:6] "Be they of the jinns, or the people."

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          And???
          Here to argue for the existence of Satan?

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Or perhaps ..we should ..that I might get a chance to rebuke against more aged and seeming detrimental superstitions.

            Human have refused to take responsibility for their own actions …blaming outside entities.
            This could only be born by the poor cognitive and somewhat deviant mind of they themselves.
            Weak of spirit ..they sit around the glowing (corium) campfire ..spouting words…of the past.

          • We Not They Finally

            He's an idiot. First he demeans all Jews, then he demeans all Muslims. I guess he defames everyone but himself and we don't even know who he is. Not worth feeding the fire.

            • I don't design or manufacture atomic power plants, nor do I protect those that do. TEPCO are an energy retailer; going after them you win nothing.

              Wisdom or the rantings of an idiot?

              Save one save the world.

          • @Heartless of the rose

            No, here to stop the evil of Atomic radiation power production before a great and damaging solar event occurs. One would think that you would support me, but it seems that you only want to murder by word or deed.

    • @dosdos

      It is important to fight things like exelon in illinois trying to get paid more than other electric providers "because of the superior electrical delivery"

      And important to fight all PUC and other laws that penalize owners of solar.

      Solar feeds the grid when the grids needs it most. Solar owner buy electricity at night when the grid is most likely loaded and needs the load the most

      Then solar is villanized. Nuke realizes that solar is a huge nail in its coffin, actually a 410 Stainless high grab drywall type screw in it's coffin.

    • There are many things killing nuclear.

      Every person helps.

      Never give up.

  • weeman

    I would not move back to the fukushima prefect, even if you made it a tax free zone?
    You can't have three nuclear reactors blow their tops and have no consequences, it's contaminated and unsafe.

    • Tax free zone = Corporation/Religion; same thing. Record CONtracts, TV indoctrination, guilt trip for the bribe to teach, one day a week. The life of Reiley.

      Do you find it insulting when you make a donation to a charity in good faith, then they bombard you with letters praying on you good will, asking for credit card ongoing payments? It's like here's a kick in the nuts, give us more to skim off and we'll harrass you for evermore. I only give monies to those directly in need or can prove where and how much actually gets there.

  • ISPC

    Yes. Of course my heart goes out to the people of Japan. I feel so sorry for them all. That being said, when I read the headlines, particularly:

    “Nothing has gotten better… The government was incapable to deal with issues, covered up information we needed and even put pressure on us.", and, "Our government abandoned us. Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children. Japan is clearly going insane. It seems like we are about to get killed. Please lend your strength to Fukushima.”

    My mind went to thinking of Carlsbad,NM, and the people there. It is exactly the same. One could simply substitute "Carlsbad NM" for "Fukushima", and "America" for "Japan", and these sentiments would apply.

    Then again we could substitute "America" for "Fukushima", and "Americans are" for "Japan is", and again these sentiments would apply. I am here referring to telling someone of the dangers they face from Nuclear, and the reply I hear most often is, "If you can't do anything about it, why worry." Who said we can't do anything about it? Not me, in fact if they would listen, I would tell them, but they won't.

    The Nuclear Industry is destroying the lives of everyone around the World. That industry must be stopped, and made to clean up the mess they have made at their own expense.

    We must redouble our efforts to get the Rad word out. I say we should take up a collection to donate toward this documenatary, to get it completed, and…

    • We Not They Finally

      That's true. Yet someone on this site (I think it was pinkclouds) took a geiger counter to Carlsbad (said he wouldn't return because too radioactively hot) and talked with the people there. He said that half of them never even heard of WIPP and the others did not know that anything went wrong.

      I have no faith that the U.S. govt will protect anyone here. But for now, the key marker seems to be that massive health problems have already shown up in Japan — not so much here. Yet.

      • Yes, plutonium is very damaging and those containers under WIPP are degenerating rapidly. People in that region should consider moving urgently.

        Fact or fiction, time is not on their side.

        Try telling them, helping them, it seems they are possessed with evil, materialism and psychotic hatred. Thank goodness on this site we don't participate in such activity.

      • ISPC

        Yes. We Not They Finally. I am I See Pink Clouds. I did go there. I spent a month in the area taking radiologic surveys. I was looking for hot spots. I found them. I found areas with over 100 cpm in Eunice, at the North Gate of WIPP, and in Downtown Carlsbad. I do not like to talk or think about it, but I know I was exposed to high levels of Plutonium and Americium. Today I think my fate has been sealed, so I have decided I will go back to Carlsbad to help those people as much as I can. Maybe I will build inexpensive Geiger Counters and give them away. It is clear that the DOE has decided the fate of the residents in Carlsbad, as evidenced by the "Fan Test" the week of the 20th last month. That fan was fed by a half of a mile of contaminated air shaft, plus the air behind it was pulled from the contaminated storage area. The contamination was detected hundreds of miles away during that week, and background levels remain high. The low level wind direction on the 20th was directly toward Carlsbad from the WIPP. WIPP must be shut down, or more of this behavior will be seen from the DOE. It is muderous behavior; plain and simple. Peace

  • ISPC

    Yes. I missed this earlier. It appears as if we can contribute here. Peace http://blondion.com/support#

  • rogerthat

    November 14, 2014 at 5:18 am · Reply
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    Nuclear evacuees seek rise in TEPCO compensation
    Nov. 14

    More than 2,800 evacuees from a village near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are seeking state arbitration for a rise in compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Company, the plant's operator.

    Iitate Village is still an evacuation zone three years and eight months after the nuclear accident at the power plant. But decontamination work is proceeding across the village, which is located about 40 kilometers from the plant.

    About half the village's population, or 2,837 evacuees, filed for arbitration with the Center for Settlement of Fukushima Nuclear Damage Claims on Friday.

    They say their prolonged evacuation is splitting local communities and families and threatening generations of the village's history.

    The evacuees are seeking increased compensation and an apology from TEPCO. They want the current monthly evacuation compensation per capita more than tripled to 350,000 yen, or roughly 3,000 dollars per month. They also call for around 172,000 dollars per evacuee in compensation for ruining their village lives.

    The representative of the evacuees, Kenichi Hasegawa, explained why they filed for the class-action arbitration. He said the evacuees decided they must express their anger as their lives have not improved since the nuclear accident. He added that the evacuees want their…

  • rogerthat

    … i see pluto is still going woof woof lol

  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    NHK World

    Nov. 14

    Japan's Environment Ministry said on Friday that it won't be able to complete its inspections of 3 candidate sites for a radioactive waste disposal facility in November due to the opposition of local residents.

    The ministry plans to conduct field surveys at the 3 state-owned sites in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to find a place for a permanent storage facility for contaminated waste stemming from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

    Ministry officials wanted to complete the surveys by the end of November before snow piles up on the ground. But they could not start the inspections due to opposition of local residents. Snow has also started to fall in the prefecture.

    The officials now hope the surveys taking about one month will end in May or later after snow melts.

    The officials said they are sorry for the delay. But they added they will explain the surveys in detail to gain local understanding.

  • Bill Duff

    PM Shinzo Abe visits greater destruction upon Japan than PM Tojo Hideki.

    Perhaps the February 26 Incident 二・二六事件 (Niniroku Jiken), AKA the 2-26 Incident, should be reviewed for insight. I can spell Tōjō Hideki and Shinzō Abe, but the comment line cannot.

  • rogerthat

    – first the snow, then the snow job. tough winter.

  • Jebus Jebus

    There is no return on investment with a failed technology…

    It May Be Too Late for Japan’s PM to Fix the World’s Third Largest Economy

    Tokyo is abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to dissolve the Diet, as the country’s legislature is known, and call a snap election.

    The problem is that it could already be too late. Abenomics is a failure, and Abe isn’t likely to fix it, no matter how many seats his party holds in parliament.

    http://time.com/3584926/japan-economy-abenomics-shinzo-abe-liberal-democratic-party-ldp/

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Japan is toast and the U.S. and all the countries downwind/current will not be far behind.. 🙁

    It's only a matter of time..tick, tock, tick, tock, tic ti t..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Spooky “radiation fog” turns Saitama cityscape into Silent Hill overnight
    11/14/2014

    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/14/spooky-radiation-fog-turns-saitama-cityscape-into-silent-hill-overnight/

    “Fog in Saitama. I hear it’s called radiation fog.”

    Japanese netizens really had only one thing to say though:

    “RADIATION FOG?? Even Saitama isn’t safe!”

    “It’s radioactive!? No more nukes! No more nukes!”

    "Oh, and one more thing:

    “It’s not Saitama, it’s Shizuoka!” [the kanji for Shizuoka (静岡) means ‘silent hill‘…geddit?]"

    • bo bo

      I read last night that this fog left behind yellow pollen like dust & people were complaining it caused itchy scratchy eyes and throat, comparing it to the yellow dust that fell after 3/11.

      It's just some hypochondriacs tweeting tho. ( sarc)

      • bo bo

        Looked like this :
        http://t.co/9llvwdu5EO

        Correction, the rain a few days ago brought the yellow dust.
        Then came the fog yesterday.

        The thick fog happened in Tokyo in beginning of month too.

        • bo bo

          Better pic, from Setagaya ward, Tokyo

          http://t.co/7OR0ueUbEi

          Comment: 'all the cars around mine had this yellow dust'

            • danger kitty danger kitty

              Heart, bo, I looked at those pics of yellow dust. If this was springtime I would think it was pollen from pines. But its not spring.
              Don't volcano eruptions like the one recently produce fine particulates that can hang in the atmosphere? Could that precipitate out with moisture? Is that normal after eruptions?
              Don't even want to think about the yellow color; I'll just ask: Has anybody geigered that yellow stuff.

              • bo bo

                DK, Rose – the tweets on 'yellow dust' from a few days ago is being put on hold for now – reason is, compared to the overwhelming pics flooding Twitter last time there was yellow rain, this time, there are only a handful of tweets – 'not enough, to conclude it really happened. In fact, it could be a trap set up to discredit anti nuclear activists.'

                Rose' matomenaver link is very good – some one looked at the yellow rain that fell after 3/11, and saw it glowed under microscope & took pic of that, and there's a pic of the tip of a DU warhead ( see the yellow ? )

  • http://sco.lt/5C4BVZ

    Really cool anti nuke website that is getting me a lot of hits at Nukepro

  • psst, hey TEPCO, you remember this winter thing that is coming?

    Do you remember to insulate and heat your pipes or they will freeze and break.

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    Great film, thanks for posting it.
    Blondion can't accept paypal.

    That poor family. What fighters they are.

  • ARchived here!

    Kakusei: The Fukushima End
    This is a Japanese Film about the Fukushima Disaster and it's real immediate impact on families

    Watch it and Drop a Comment

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/11/kakusei-fukushima-end.html

  • I made this chart. Several other blogs have copied it nearly verbatim, and I am happy that others want to spread actionable information to protect people (would have been nice to get a proper credit though). I had the chart translated to Japanese as I was sending a Geiger to Japan to help families address their real risk. See bottom for the Japanese version.

    This is a super condensed table on how to interpret Geiger Readings. Use it to supplement your own research and getting a "block of knowledge".

    If you take this radiation stuff at all seriously, then get a Geiger. All the rest is guesswork.

    Radiation Alert Inspector, $530 to $600 Amazon

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/04/geiger-counter-interpretation.html

  • or-well

    Nailing nukes' coffin lid shut –
    The Economic Failure of Nuclear Power
    and
    Why Small Modular Reactors Are Part of The Problem

    https://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/newreactors/cooper-smrsaretheproblemnotthesolution.pdf

  • Risky

    Quote from the documentary "KAKUSEI: The Fukushima End" ===>

    “Most radiation measurements are the same as areas in Chernobyl where humans can no longer live in.

    The exclusion zone measures 1480 kilo becquerel per meter squared.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQydg6d05kU

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ambassador Kennedy welcomes MLB All-Stars to Japan
    11/14/2014

    http://news.yahoo.com/ambassador-kennedy-welcomes-mlb-stars-japan-072826714.html

    Treachery..

  • Shaker1

    What is truly disturbing to me is the perception that I get (and I hope that I'm wrong in that perception) that many in Japan feel that these people particularly and directly affected by the event are simply victims of circumstance, when in reality they are victims of public policy which carries societal shame. They ceased to be victims of circumstance a few short hours after the quake and tsunami. Meanwhile, the government, proud caretaker of public policy and implementation of such is preparing for elections with timing seemed to be geared for the chance of bad weather and low voter turnout as in the last election that placed Abe as head of that implementation.

    Did those who clamored for approval of the restart of Sendai give thought to the responsibility they have assumed with their desire for restart? Are they going to apologize and assume responsibilty for contamination and suffering that will surely spread outside the borders of their prefecture(s) in the event of natural circumstance that damages that site? Aren't they taking the chance of becoming allies of obviously (and in some respects, approved and expected) sociopathic entities that haven't the ability to feel shame? Did they even consider what might be direct relatives or their progeny that would be impacted in such an event, no less those with whom they have no emotional ties but are members of society as a whole, the creatures of nature, or anyone outside of their little world? It's a complete…

  • Shaker1

    disconnect from the reality of the situation. The evacuation scheme is a joke, as is the expectation of those running the plants that there could possibly be competent reaction for population protection. Fukushima should prove to them that it is impossible. Shame on them for their lack the reasoning that is apparent to a child.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679442/mapping-what-would-happen-if-a-fukushima-like-disaster-hit-your-local-nuclear-reactor

    … One of the most controversial sites is the Indian Point nuclear plant—a plant that would force the evacuation of New York City in the event of a major disaster. Within a 10-mile evacuation zone (the smaller circle), Indian Point would force out 317,000 people. In a 50-mile evacuation zone (the larger circle), a staggering 17,639,000 people would have to disperse. That’s virtually impossible on short—or even long—notice.

    The red zone indicates the threshold for radiation sickness, dark orange is the maximum recommended radiation dose for first responders, light orange is where evacuation is recommended, and yellow is where sheltering is recommended….

    What if a disaster happened on the other side of the country? The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located near Los Angeles, has 126,000 people in its 10-mile evacuation zone and 8,841,000 people in the 50-mile zone…

    • rogerthat

      … Nuclear plants can be affected by plenty of disasters other than tsunamis and earthquakes. In 2011, five nuclear power plants had emergency shutdowns—one because of an earthquake, one from flooding, two from tornados, and one from a hurricane. It’s not a stretch to imagine that shutdowns will increase as climate change increases the number of extreme weather disasters in the future.

      There are other risk factors as well: 71 reactors in the U.S. are approved to run for 60 years (they have a 40-year designed lifespan), and 90% of plants in the U.S. have had their operating power increased beyond their original design…

      ARIEL SCHWARTZ
      Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more. For story ideas: ariel[at]fastcompany.com Continued

    • Great reporting rogerthat, I thank you for your activism.

    • Bill Duff

      Not to worry, BHO will say – No Immediate Danger 2D Public.

    • Bill Duff

      Not 2 worry, BHO will deny need 4 Antiradiation medication

    • Bill Duff

      Not 2 Worry, BHO will prevent evacuation

  • rogerthat

    the family of this man is suing tepco for a quarter of a million dollars:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376816/Japan-nuclear-crisis-102-year-old-man-Fukushima-fall-zone-kills-himself.html

    102-year-old man in Japan's nuclear fall-out zone kills himself rather than leave home
    By RICHARD SHEARS FOR MAILONLINE
    14 April 2011

    – i can't find the report, but an interview with a family member is in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh35HabSXaY&feature=youtube_gdata&fb_ref=Default&fb_source=message

    Nuclear Watch: New Fukushima Governor Inspects Plant + Sues Tepco+ Update 11/14/2014

    – he was the oldest man in the village of Namie, which was evacuated a month after the meltdowns. He had lived there for 100 years.

  • rogerthat

    http://oakridgetoday.com/2014/11/13/four-workers-treated-released-electrical-fire-toxco/

    … Marty Griffith, Oak Ridge Fire Department battalion chief… said Toxco workers had tried to put out the fire with extinguishers, and those taken to the hospital for evaluation could have been affected by a combination of smoke and powder from the extinguishers.

    As far as he could tell, no radioactive waste was involved in the fire, Griffith said. The four workers taken to the hospital were scanned to make sure there was no spread of contamination, and the firefighters involved in putting out the blaze were also scanned and checked for radiation.

    Oak Ridge firefighters, who cleared the scene at about 12:40 p.m., had to leave some equipment at Toxco because it was contaminated…

    • jec jec

      So..no 'spread' of contamination..which means radiation was involved. And the equipment used to fight the fires..had to be left due to 'contaminiation.' If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck..bet its a duck! If 'no' RADIOACTIVE waste was involved..how did items get 'contaminated?' and WHAT were they contaminated with…??? Silly me to ask silly questions…
      As bad as the Honeywell accident in Illinois which just now after weeks..they said they released URANIUM into the atmosphere..should have been an ALERT-bet OBAMA said not to make anyone upset..because of the upcoming election. Bet requests FOIA for government intervention emails guidence from the White House would be eye opening…GEEZ the Pres is hanging on to Nuclear as if he OWNS STOCK..and bet he does.

  • rogerthat

    https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/11/14/2014-26913/subcommittee-for-dose-reconstruction-reviews-sdrr-advisory-board-on-radiation-and-worker-health

    The Daily Journal of the United States Government
    Notice
    Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    A Notice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 11/14/2014

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (92), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee:
    Time and Date: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, December 8, 2014.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing.

    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting.

    The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA toll-free, dial-in number 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701.

    Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement …

    • rogerthat

      … and effectively manage the new compensation program.

      Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines that have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule; advice on methods of dose reconstruction, which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule; advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program; and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort…

      Purpose: The Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS, advise the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class.

      The Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction…

      • rogerthat

        Cast Stone Formulation for Nuclear Waste Immobilization at …
        onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12348/pdfJohn Wiley & Sons

        23 hours ago – Low activity radioactive waste at U.S. Department of Energy sites can be immobilized for permanent … cake in the Hanford waste storage tanks.5 The waste will.

  • rogerthat

    http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/

    Pentagon Studies Reveal Major Nuclear Problems via The New York Times
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will have to spend billions of dollars over the next five years to make emergency fixes to its nuclear weapons infrastructure, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce on Friday, after two separate Pentagon studies concluded that there are “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” according to senior defense officials.

    The reports are a searing indictment of how the Air Force’s and Navy’s aging nuclear weapons facilities, silos and submarine fleet have been allowed to decay since the end of the Cold War. A broad review was begun after academic cheating scandals and the dismissal of top officers for misbehavior, but it uncovered far more serious problems.

    For example, while inspectors obsessed over whether every checklist and review of individual medical records was completed, they ignored huge problems, including aging blast doors over 60-year-old silos that would not seal shut and, in one case, the discovery that the crews that maintain the nation’s 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles had only a single wrench that could attach the nuclear warheads.

    “They started FedExing the one tool” to three bases spread across the country, one official familiar with the contents of the reports said Thursday…

  • rogerthat

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/14/3259237_battelle-to-pay-200000-due-to.html?sp=/99/900/&rh=1

    Battelle to pay $200,000 due to PNNL beryllium issues
    BY ANNETTE CARY
    Tri-City Herald November 14,

    … Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, failed to conduct routine sampling for beryllium for several years, according to a consent order released Thursday by the Department of Energy Office of Enforcement.

    Beryllium was used at PNNL, and more extensively at Hanford, until the mid-’80s and is still present in some older facilities. Workers with a genetic sensitivity to the metal can develop a chronic and incurable lung disease if they breathe in fine particles.

    The issue came to light after three milling machines contaminated with beryllium were removed as excess equipment from the machine shop at PNNL’s Radiochemical Process Laboratory, one of the buildings PNNL continues to use in the Hanford 300 Area just north of Richland…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    THEY PUSHED AND SHOVED THE STUDENTS AT KYOTO UNIVERSITY ..
    DOESN'T ANYONE CARE?

    Young people ..someone's child ..being shoved around.

    It always comes down to this.
    Parents..(mostly women) pleading ..for the safety/lives of their children ..while the march of so-called civilization ..goes on.

    Grasping their children from the trample..
    Huddling in a hut on the hillside.
    Huddling in a hut in the jungle.
    Huddling unprotected on the beach.

    The band plays and the armies march out.
    So great the March!
    Are we there yet???

  • Marsh

    LIVE NOW!

    Fukushima Solutions World Conference
    http://www.fukushimasolutions.com/

    John B. Wells is speaking right now (3:15pm Eastern time) LIVE:
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/liveonlocationtv

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