Day 644 Please sign petition to help Fukushima’s children

Don’t abandon Fukushima’s children

Increasingly anxious about the impacts of radiation on their children, Fukushima’s mothers are facing a new setback that could kill their hopes forever — the imminent withdrawal of vital evacuation assistance. But if we all stand with the brave mothers now, we can help restore their hopes for a safe future.

Despite the billions of Yen allocated for Fukushima reconstruction, Governor Sato’s plan to end relocation assistance is placing thousands of families between a rock and a hard place, either they hurriedly leave their homes, ruining their children’s school year or lose the assistance they desperately need to save their families.

Sign the petition at:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/fukushima_new_year_a/?fgUjtbb&pv=281

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Fukushima operator Tepco admits culpability

Japanese nuclear plant accepts lack of safety culture and bad habits contributed to world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/14/fukushima-operator-tepco-culpability

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Fukushima Disaster: Costs and Consequences

http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/articles/fukushima-disaster-costs-and-consequences.html

Steven Starr l NuclearDarkness.org l 8 December, 2012

…Meanwhile, the destroyed Fukushima reactors and spent fuel ponds, which hold huge quantities of radioactive waste, are far from being stabilized.  Reactors #1, #2 and #3 every day discharge radioactive gases that emit a billion becquerels of radiation.  The uranium cores of reactors 1, 2 and 3, which completely melted down and then melted through the bottom of the steel reactor vessel,[viii] will continue to produce enormous amounts of radiation and heat for many years.  Every day, ten tons of seawater is poured upon each of the melted cores; the water becomes intensely radioactive and then rapidly leaks out of the containment4 into the adjacent turbine building.  It is then pumped through an expensive cooling system that traps the radioactivity in filters the size of small cars, which become highly radioactive and are being placed in a nearby field.  Fifty million gallons of intensely radioactive water have already been collected and stored on site.[ix]  Thousands of additional radioactive gallons continue to accumulate daily, and the jury-rigged pipe system connecting the storage tanks remains at risk, should another large quake strike the area….

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From http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org

Concentration of 3H in plants around Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station

H3 is tritium. These are the findings of a study on the release of tritum conducted around Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Reactor site after the accident.

Nature.com l 10 December 2012Hideki Kakiuchi,  Naofumi Akata,  Hidenao HasegawaShinji Ueda,  Shinji TokonamiMasatoshi YamadaMasahiro Hosoda,  Atsuyuki Sorimachi,  Hirofumi TazoeKaori Noda &Shun’ichi Hisamatsu

Scientific Reports 2, Article number: 947  doi:10.1038/srep00947
Received 14 September 2012 
Accepted 26 November 2012 
Published 10 December 2012

A large amount of radionuclides was released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) following the damage caused by the tsunami due to the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011. Although many radionuclides in various environmental samples around the FDNPS have been measured, 3H in the terrestrial environment has not yet been reported. We present here the first survey results of 3H concentrations in plant samples collected around the FDNPS in 2011 from shortly after the accident. The free-water3H concentrations in herbaceous plant shoots and evergreen tree leaves were considerably higher than the previous background concentration, and diminished with distance from the FDNPS. Although reconstruction of atmospheric 3H concentrations after the accident is difficult, a rough estimate of the radiation dose due to 3H inhalation about 20 km from the FDNPS is on the order of a few microsieverts (μSv).

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Tepco: Bent rod found in spent fuel pool — Nuclear fuel rods touching — “Serious fuel failure accident” risked at Japan plant

http://enenews.com/tepco-bent-rod-found-in-spent-fuel-pool-nuclear-fuel-rods-were-touching-serious-fuel-failure-accident-risked

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Regulatory body finds radiation spread projection full of errors

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/12/199125.html

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Mistakes found in all radiation projections

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121214a1.html

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Jiji: Cover-up of true radiation levels Fukushima residents were exposed to? WHO accused of underestimating disaster’s impact on human health

http://enenews.com/jiji-cover-up-of-true-radiation-levels-fukushima-residents-were-exposed-to-who-accused-of-underestimating-disasters-impact-on-human-health-iaea-colluding-with-japans-nuclear-power-industry

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Tokyo rally seeks to keep alive quest to end nuclear power

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121216a2.html

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Japan, Belarus conclude pact to gather data on effects of low-dose radiation exposure on human health

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121216a6.html

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IAEA, Fukushima agree to cooperate on decontamination, waste control

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121216p2a00m0na006000c.html

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Fukushima conference calls for nuclear safety

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20121216_01.html

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Experts fear more nuke reactors may be sited over active faults

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201212110062

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http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/tepco-admits-to-shady-hiring-practices-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant

 

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Radiation level spiked in western Japan, “0.14μSv/h in Ehime”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/12/radiation-level-spiked-in-western-japan-0-14μsvh-in-ehime/

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New Study: “Depopulation with Rapid Aging” after Fukushima Daiichi disaster

http://enenews.com/new-study-depopulation-with-rapid-aging-after-fukushima-daiichi-disaster

 

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Kyodo: M10 quake possible, says study — An hour of shaking — Tsunami lasting for several days

http://enenews.com/kyodo-m10-quake-possible-says-study-an-hour-of-shaking-tsunami-lasting-for-several-days

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