Day 660 Best Wishes for the New Year

Dear friends and family around the world and the folks who happen upon this site,

Here’s wishing you all a healthy and happy 2013.

My wishes for the new year?

May there be progress in permanently shutting down the nuclear power plants here in Japan and around the world.

May the children in areas with high levels of radioactivity in Tokyo and northeastern regions of Japan be evacuated.

Although nothing can be done for wild creatures of the air, land, and sea in Fukushima Prefecture, may the remaining domestic animals in evacuated areas be found, fed, and adopted/cared for by new families.

May the contaminated debris not be scattered all over the country but be dealt with in the areas where it was contaminated — enclosed as radioactive waste and safeguarded in clearly-marked no-entry zones.

May FD1 be safely dismantled.

And, god help us, may all this work be carried out before another 3.11 occurs.

Based on the first news item today, it doesn’t look like a very hopeful situation.

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Important article in the Japan TImes today:

Japan Times: Prime Minister’s position on nuclear power “extremely regrettable” — “Deplorable” decision to continue fuel cycle project

http://enenews.com/japan-times-prime-ministers-position-nuclear-power-extremely-regrettable-deplorable-decision-continue-fuel-cycle-project

The Abe administration’s position on nuclear power generation is extremely regrettable considering the fact that the catastrophe at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which contaminated vast areas with radioactive substances and forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate — including some 160,000 local residents who still cannot return home — made it clear that operating nuclear power plants in this earthquake-prone country is inherently dangerous.

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Abe: New N-plants to be built

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121231002855.htm

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The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 53, No. 2, December 31, 2012.

Getting to Zero: Doing the Nuclear Math about Japan’s Ageing Reactors

Martin J. Frid

http://japanfocus.org/-Martin_J_-Frid/3878

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In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement against Nuclear Power

by Heidi Hutner – YES! Magazine

The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.

On the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese women in New York City gathered for a rally they called Pregnant With Fear of Radiation. Protestors wore fake pregnant bellies, or carried posters with images of pregnant women wearing face masks.

Well aware that fetuseschildren under five, and women are at the greatest risk from radiation exposure, mothers have emerged as a powerful voice in Japan’s growing anti-nuclear movement.

To call attention to their message, the mothers have organized marches, petitioned government officials, fasted, and held months-long sit-ins in public locations. They regularly wear symbols of maternity and motherhood in deliberately confrontational ways.

The mothers call for action on multiple fronts. Most immediately, they demand the evacuation of all the families of Fukushima, where radiation emissions continue. They ask for tougher safety standards for food and drink in Japan, and an end to the practice of spreading and burning radioactive rubble from the contaminated zone throughout the country’s various prefectures. And, to prevent future disasters, they call for the permanent closure of all nuclear power plants in Japan and throughout the world.

“I couldn’t wait anymore for someone else to take action.”

 Read the entire article at:

http://www.transcend.org/tms/2012/12/in-japan-a-mothers-movement-against-nuclear-power/

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Top Conservative Website: If lawsuit proves true and Tepco lied about radiation to get Americans in there, this is despicable

http://enenews.com/top-conservative-website-lawsuit-proves-true-tepco-lied-about-radiation-americans-despicable

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Gundersen: Integrity of concrete at Fukushima plant studied — Salt water making it easier for fuel pools to crack? (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/gundersen-concern-about-integrity-of-concrete-in-fukushima-fuel-pools-salt-water-making-it-easier-to-crack-audio

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Almost entire ground-level of Northern Hemisphere covered in radioactive fission product after 3/11 (GRAPHIC) — Study: “The impact of Fukushima radioxenon releases on the worldwide Xe-133 background must be investigated”

http://enenews.com/almost-entire-ground-level-northern-hemisphere-covered-radioactive-fission-product-after-311-study-impact-fukushima-radioxenon-releases-worldwide-xe-133-background-be-investigated-graphic

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(Now They Tell Us) US Nuclear Terrorism Specialists Were Sent to Japan Right After the Start of Fukushima Nuclear Accident to Measure Radiation

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/12/now-they-tell-us-us-nuclear-terrorism.html

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U.S. nuke crisis team’s Fukushima findings wasted

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130101a3.html

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Japan’s New Leader Endorses Nuclear Plants

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/world/asia/japans-new-prime-minister-backs-more-nuclear-plants.html?_r=2&

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Researchers still split over fault assessment at Oi nuclear plant

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121230p2g00m0dm058000c.html

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Reed-adorned ‘kadomatsu’ decorations prepared for New Year in tsunami-hit city

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121230p2a00m0na005000c.html

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FOX News: “A Fukushima Fightback” — US Navy sailors say there was a conspiracy to withhold truth about radiation releases (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/fox-news-a-fukushima-fightback-us-navy-sailors-sue-tepco-for-lying-about-radiation-risk-audio

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Fukushima Volunteer: “Their hair started falling out, they were almost bald, they told me they were wearing wigs” — More women at doctors’ offices missing hair

http://enenews.com/fukushima-volunteer-residents-report-strange-symptoms-hair-started-falling-almost-bald-told-wearing-wigs-women-doctors-offices-missing-hair

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Sickening…

Bloomberg News

Nuclear Stock Rally in Japan Ignores Public Opposition

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-16/tepco-leads-power-utilities-rally-as-abe-seen-restarting-nuclear#p1

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And all the while….

Over 10 nuclear plants in Japan have flawed fire-prevention equipment: sources

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130101p2a00m0na004000c.html

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Fukushima Daiichi compensation costs and clean-up efforts will easily exceed $60 billion

http://enformable.com/2012/12/fukushima-daiichi-compensation-costs-and-clean-up-efforts-will-easily-exceed-60-billion/

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TEPCO communications were severed after evacuating critical workers from plant

http://enformable.com/2012/12/tepco-communications-were-severed-after-evacuating-critical-workers-from-plant/

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