Japan Nuclear Expert: “I’m totally fed up” — Fukushima fisherman: “Radioactive water is getting more and more serious”

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET
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Title: Abe’s allegation about radioactive water stuns even Japan
Source: Dong-a Ilbo (Leading Korean Newspaper)
Date: Sept. 10, 2013

Abe’s allegation about radioactive water stuns even Japan

[...] Hisashi Yoshida, a fisherman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, said in his interview with the Tokyo Daily on Monday, “Radioactive water is getting more and more serious. I can’t agree with Prime Minister Abe’s claim that it’s safe because the country is taking care of the matter.” Hiroaki Koide, a teaching assistant at the reactor laboratory of Kyoto University, said, “I can’t understand on which basis (the prime minister) said contaminated water is under controlled. I’m totally fed up (with the government’s handling of the matter).”

The Japanese government made an official announcement on August 7 that, out of 1000 tons of underground water, 300 tons of radioactive water leaks into an intake of seawater daily. It is also suspected that part of the 300-ton radioactive water leaks from a reservoir of contaminated water also flows into the sea directly. Against this backdrop, many people criticize Prime Minister Abe for insisting that radioactive water is being completely blocked.

See also: Japan Nuclear Expert: I was "flabbergasted" by Olympic speech -- Fukushima reactors are actually destroyed and constantly leaking in ocean -- Contamination dumping into sea -- PM: "It's contained in 0.3 km² area of harbor"

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET
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31 comments to Japan Nuclear Expert: “I’m totally fed up” — Fukushima fisherman: “Radioactive water is getting more and more serious”

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Just another nuclear puppet….dancing on his masters strings.

    Anything this man says is not to be considered sane.


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    In the job of Prime Minister less than a year, and Abe is already managing to 'flush' his political future down the toilet.

    It's coming to something when you can make speeches that are so divorced from reality that your own people are actually dumbfounded.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Man that poor guy…he must/gots to be embarrassed!

    That was some serious solid straight line written by handlers… Nuclear Bullshitus!


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  • mairs mairs

    Abe sounds just as divorced from reality as the Internet Nuclear Defense Team, coming to a forum near you.


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  • corium pudding corium pudding

    Japanese society is an orderly one, and the natural urge is to respect authority. This cultural trait will be their undoing. Government officials want an orderly society and are willing to lie to get it. Japanese citizens want to respect authority even if that means ignoring reality to do so.

    I see no solution for Japan given those circumstances. If the Japanese citizens cannot bust out of their Matrix, it's game over for Japan and the Northern Hemisphere of the planet.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Would love to comment but can't…


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  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    Don't worry. The engineers at TEPCO will save the day.

    <a href="http://tinyurl.com/pqbtag3">Picture of TEPCO engineers at Fukushima Daichi Plant</a>

    http://tinyurl.com/pqbtag3


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  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢

    http://tinyurl.com/FixFuku

    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢


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    • Who gets the money? GE? Hitachi? TEPCO? IAEA?

      No vote on money till we see who the 'experts' are.

      No need to feed the vultures MORE money than they already have, if all we are doing is adding more vultures to the party of doom.

      Who will these international 'helpers' be?

      That is the important question…


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Meltdowns happen. And Nuclear power plants on rivers and oceans have no fix. Can't be fixed by anyone, or any country. No solution. The only mistake was allowing nuclear in the first place.

    This is the hard cold facts, and nothing else.


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  • If they want real help, then they might have to deal with stuff like this…

    Fukushima Secret Nuclear Weapons Research- Plutonium Weapons Research – Breeder Reactor? via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/fukushima-secret-nuclear-weapons.html

    MD Gives Quack Science Speeches – Claims Smiling Is Protection From Radiation; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/md-gives-quack-science-speeches-claims.html


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  • rockyourworld

    japan needs a coup. rise up japanese peoples!


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Humanity consists of two categories of people; scumbags and their lackeys. Lackeys dont tell scumbags what to do, their job is to serve. Scumbags seldomly have to tell their lackeys what to do, they just willingly do it.

    Scumbags are not emotionally moved by petitions from their lackeys. On the rare occasion a scumbag reads a petition, he will invariably do the opposite to show the lackey who is boss.

    Its widely known you cant "guilt trip" a scumbag into voluntarily giving up their money making schemes, or to suddenly become ethical. There is no difference in "guilt leverage" between one or 100,000 signatures. Sending petitions to lackeys from lackeys is also futile unless its to raise money for the church or neighborhood crime watch.

    You can call nearly all ethnic group leaders scumbags, but not jews because they will smear your name in Hollywood whilst suing you if you do. Russian KGB may have you gunned down, the U.S. is safe because there is no platform permitted to call the leaders scumbags.

    OK, so now you know how humanity works…sorry we had to be tough and spell it out for you. Oh, just so nobody is confused, scumbags rule the world along with the nuclear industry; lackeys are everybody else. So the next time youre "totally fed up" with the government/corporate leadership, first establish if you are a scumbag in power or a lowly lackey before considering that petition.


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I'm sorry your world view only includes two categories of people. That is the problem of prejudice (i.e., lack of knowledge): labels. Individual humanity allows us to accept people as people and doesn't allow us to treat people as objects. There are as many categories as the number of people on earth, now over 7 billion.


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        anne, I agree with you totally. My poor post was an attempt at semi humor in response to all these petitions going around. it didnt work, and wasnt funny


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        • flatsville

          You're a really funny guy/gal. Categorizing those of us who fight this on a day in day out basis as scumbags or lackeys.

          So, which one are you?

          Why don't you code shut down your keyboard and go back to being a scumbag or a lackey?

          It will make it so much easier for those who come here for news and info. They won't have to wade through your junk posts.


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            I apologize. Youre right, its a junk post. For the record, the point was supposed to be that there is an illusion of control, and getting immersed in it is not necessarily the path to liberation from these horrific perpetrations of death dealt by big companies/ officials.

            Personality types? 16 from Jung/ Meyers Briggs, 9 from enneagram, many triads (actually somewhat useful), astrological descriptions…the haves and have nots. Sure, there is a place for signatures, but the will of the public (lackeys, or noble masses if you like) seems historically to be under the will of the kings, elites, fascists etc. Havent you heard their mantra? Money Talks. I did activism and it didnt do any good, but maybe your signature will turn it around brother


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        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          Code Shut Down, I placed one of those petitions to email CNN about their intention of showing Pandora's Promise a pro nuclear movie. If you just want to sit here and bi*ch everyone out for trying to make a difference, then good for you. Maybe the problem is too many people sit in these forums and gripe about issues instead of getting out in the world and doing something about it, and spreading the truth about Nuclear power/death. TV stations understand profits, profits come from commercials, commercials come from sponsors, sponsors are sensitive to people not liking what they sponsor, hence the email "I will complain to your sponsor" may have some effect.

          I don't know everything, but I am not a lackey or scumbag. Interesting that you would choose to pick on the people that want to help, and take action. Sitting around complaining and theorizing ad nauseum is getting old.

          Why aren't we organizing something? Or is this place just the nuclear social hour where everyone expounds the new headline to then lament about the impending doom?


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Kez, newsblackout, flatsville, I agree, lets organize, do something. What though? The wealthy, the corporations, the governments seem to have control. But you can see with your own eyes what has happened. Is it really the case they just need to be told to do the right thing? Thats your stance?

            I wrote to Avaaz a long time ago about Fukushima but got no reply. I wondered, is Avaaz for real? Start researching activist groups and it becomes quite disappointing. Since we signed petitions against nuclear and all manner of ecological ransacking 40 years ago, 60 million have died and oil spills continue. Its just very disappointing.

            One thing I think we can agree on; its very hard to "guilt trip" power people into bending to your will, relinquishing theirs. SO the pertinent question is what is the effective path to changing powerful global forces, because I am pretty confident that signing petitions isnt it.

            I applaud you all for being activists, its my personality type too. Sorry again for all the junk posts, Im leaving the forum


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      This discussion, IMHO, belongs in the off-topic forum.


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