Day 419 And the child abuse continues

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors. We borrow it from our Children.”

 Ancient Native American Indian Proverb

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I’ve posted this before. Worth watching again. Why is this allowed to continue to happen?

Evacuate Fukushima 福島の子供を守れ Part 07 – DAYS OF INFAMY

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And it IS continuing:

Bring the Swift Family Home Fund

Organizer : Carol Swift

This Fundraiser ends on : 8/31/2012

Beneficiary : Carol Swift

We hope to raise $25,000 to bring them home to safety. While they will be living with Carol while Josh searches for a job, they will need ongoing medical attention, and they will be starting from scratch as they build a new life. For additional information about life in Japan today, please follow our link to a youTube video Josh suggested.

The Josh Swift family has been gravely impacted by the Japanese tsunami and the 2000+ earthquakes that followed since March 11, 2011. The children are sick from radiation poisoning and the food source has been compromised. They must move to the USA now! Currently, at the Swift home in Chiba, their Geiger counter registers radiation levels 70 times higher than normal. Radiation levels remain high at the children’s school as well, so they receive constant doses of radiation from the air, food and drink, which has sickened all three children. Kokomi, their ten month old daughter, has been hospitalized and diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the heart and capillaries She will need ongoing treatment in America. Her older brother and sister also have autoimmune diseases, and Josh was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma on the bottom of his foot in June 2008. He has received treatment and is currently cancer-free, but he commutes 4 hours a day to work and back. Dealing with the rugged conditions in Japan, as well as worrying about the safety of his family is taking a serious toil on his health. THE DECLINING HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN LEAVES THE SWIFT FAMILY NO ALTERNATIVE. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THEY COME TO KANSAS TO SAVE ALL THEIR LIVES, BUT THEY ARE VERY HARD-PRESSED TO DO SO WITHOUT OUR HELP. Please kindly click on the update tab for further updates. Donations may be made using paypal or alternatively by check. If using a check, please send it in care of Carol Swift @11400 w. 115th st., Overland Park, KS 66210. Please include “Bring the Swift Family Home” in the memo section.

(h/t EX-SKF)

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From ENENEWS at:

Nuclear Expert: Everybody is now paying attention to Unit 4 because we have four years to go before fuel removed — If water lost, a beacon of radiation will bathe site in ‘sky shine’ from gamma rays (AUDIO)

Arnie Gundersen Interview

KGO Radio’s Pat Thurston
April 15, 2012

Gundersen: Why everybody is paying all this attention to Unit 4 is that we have four years to go. That pool has to be cooled and if there’s a seismic event that either stops the cooling, or cracks the pool, or knocks the building over […]

[…] let’s assume that it didn’t fall, but went dry a hundred feet in the air, it would be a beacon, but instead of a beacon of light, it would be a beacon of radiation, and bathe the site in high levels of radiation. That’s not something that you want because it would make work on other units darn near impossible.

Host: And if people breathed in the whatever would have been created by the smoke from the fire would that be potentially deadly to them?

Gundersen: Yes. You look at the people on the site now they’re all wearing pretty good respirators. But even that wouldn’t be good enough because of something called ‘sky shine’. The gamma rays, forget the particles that get caught in your lungs, but the gamma rays would go up and bounce off air molecules and come down as a shine of radiation over the site, and it would go right through those suits and the guys would be exposed from the ‘sky shine’ so that’s the other…

Host: Holy mackerel, I’ve never heard of anything like that. I mean this is really scary.

Listen to the full interview here

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Just a reminder:

There are 1,535 fuel rods in the spent fuel pool in Reactor #4.

There is a common spent fuel of 6, 375 fuel rods 50 meters from Reactor #4.


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No Nuke Reactor Operating in Japan on May 6, First in 42 Years

 Reactor 3 at Tomari Nuclear Power Plant in Hokkaido will be shut down for the scheduled maintenance around midnight on May 5.

Tomari’s Reactor 3 is a Pressurized Water Reactor that started operation in 2009. Tomari Nuclear Power Plant is one of the newer nuclear power plants in Japan; the first reactor started operation in 1989. Reactor 3 plans to start using MOX fuel, but a third-party investigation revealed that the plant operator Hokkaido Electric (HEPCO) had used “shills” in one of the “town hall meetings” for the local residents in July last year to speak favorably of and promote the use of MOX fuel (according to the company announcement in October last year).

Hokkaido’s governor Harumi Takahashi is a former career bureaucrat in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and she wants to restart the nuclear plant as soon as possible.

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To government and TEPCO:
Solar energy…
1) creates jobs
2) has NO emissions
3) has no carcinogens
4) does not harm fish (or the food chain)

As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise

In this Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo, solar panels cover the 11-hectare compound of the Ukishima Solar Power Station in Kawasaki near Tokyo. The new plant, jointly run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and Kawasaki City, generates enough electricity to fulfill the consumption of 2,100 households. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
In this Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo, solar panels cover the 11-hectare compound of the Ukishima Solar Power Station in Kawasaki near Tokyo. The new plant, jointly run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and Kawasaki City, generates enough electricity to fulfill the consumption of 2,100 households. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

TOKYO (AP) — The Fukushima crisis is eroding years of Japanese efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, as power plants running on oil and natural gas fill the electricity gap left by now-shuttered nuclear reactors.

Before last year’s devastating tsunami triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, Japan had planned to meet its carbon emissions reduction targets on the assumption that it would rely on nuclear power, long considered a steady, low-emissions source of energy.

But now it’s unclear to what extent nuclear energy will even be part of the electricity mix.

Japan will be free of atomic power for the first time since 1966 on Saturday, when the last of its 50 usable reactors is switched off for regular inspections. The central government would like to restart them at some point, but it is running into strong opposition from local citizens and governments.


If Japan can put its collective mind to expand renewable energy, it too can achieve similar levels as Germany, said Sei Kato, deputy director at Environment Ministry’s Low Carbon Society Promotion Office.

“We have the technological know-how. Japan can do anything Germany can,” Kato said.

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Govt. to study power saving targets for the summer

   The Japanese government will begin drawing up an estimate next week of how much electricity companies and households should be asked to save this summer to avert a power shortage.
The government predicts that power supplies will fall short of peak demand by about 15 percent in parts of western Japan that are serviced by Kansai Electric Power Company.
Supply shortages of about three percent are also foreseen in Hokkaido, in the north, and Kyushu, in the southwest. Government officials plan to consider non-binding power-saving targets for these three regions.
In western Japan, the government’s plan to let Kansai Electric restart two idled reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast is facing strong local opposition.
The government says if the reactors remain halted, voluntary power-saving may not be enough in preventing a massive electricity shortage.
Assuming the scenario, officials plan to consider whether large-lot power consumption should be limited by law, or if planning is necessary for rolling blackouts. The measure would mean halting electricity supplies for limited hours, district-by-district.

Friday, May 04, 2012 14:28 +0900 (JST)

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Radioactive Holidays in Japan: Volunteers Clean Out Sludge in the Side Drain in Former “No-Entry Zone” in Minami Soma, Fukushima

Deja vu. Groundhog Day. As if nothing nuclear happened last year. What am I doing here, writing a blog about the nuclear accident and radiation contamination? What accident? What contamination?

NHK reports many volunteers gathered in Minami Soma City’s Odaka District for the Golden Week holidays for the cleanup work after the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami. Wearing flimsy masks and regular clothes, the volunteers removed debris from inside the house and scooped out the sludge from the side drain.

Odaka District is within 15 kilometer from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and until April 16, 2012 it was inside the “no-entry zone”.

And now? NHK and the volunteers interviewed don’t even mention “radiation” or “nuclear accident”. All is well in Minami Soma. Stop worrying about these people. They say the cumulative annual radiation exposure (external) in most of Odaka District will be less than 20 millisieverts, and therefore not a problem.

Article continues with NHK article translation at:

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News updates from Fukushima Diary (click on links to read entire post which include charts):

1270 Bq/Kg measured from lawn in Japan sea side

Posted by Mochizuki on May 3rd, 2012

540 ~ 1,270 Bq/kg of cesium was measured from lawn in Tarugahashi park located in Tainai city Niigata.

Niigata prefecture is facing Japan sea.

This park was made this February, but they purchased the lawn from Ibaraki in July and November of 2011.

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124.8μSv/h in Iidatemura after decontaminationμsvh-in-iidatemura-after-decontamination/

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Iodine 131 measured in Kawasaki, Yokohama, Chiba and Gunma

From March to April, Iodine 131 was measured from dried sewage sludge in Gunma and Chiba.

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Iodine 131 measured in Yamanashi

Iodine 131 has been measured in multiple water purification plants in Yamanashi as well. The sample is dried sewage sludge.

The latest measurement date is 4/17/2012. On 2/14/2012, they measured 1510 Bq/Kg at one of the water purification plants.

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Iodine 131 measured in Tokyo

Tokyo Bureau of sewerage announced they measured 46 Bq/Kg of Iodine 131 from the incineration ash of their swage sludge.

The water purification plant is in Hachioji.

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Graffiti on the City Hall Bldg in Akita Prefecture: “I Will Kill Myself If You Accept Radioactive Debris”

Spray-painted in red on the wall of the City Hall building in Odate City in Akita Prefecture. The city is considering accepting the disaster debris from Iwate and Miyagi.

Ironically, the city had been accepting the incinerator ashes from Nagareyama City in Chiba, until the ashes were found with 28,100 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium in July last year.

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