Day 674 Petition for Professor Shimoji

Petition

Unjust Arrest of a Professor Opposing Debris Incineration in Osaka

This is a letter from Masaki Shimoji, a university associate professor who has been unfairly detained since his sudden arrest on December 9, 2012. The arrest occurred because he walked through the Japan Railways Osaka station on October 17, 2012.

Please sign this petition to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Associate Professor Masaki Shimoji.


Statement from Dr. Helen Caldicott in support of Professor Shimoji


Professor Shimoji is a brave and moral man who is worried about his students and future generations. It is imperative that he be supported in his quest to halt incineration of radioactive waste in Osaka and elsewhere in Japan as this will add to the misery, sickness and deaths that will be the Fukushima legacy.

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1,868 Great East Japan Earthquake aftershocks shook Japan in 2012

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130109p2a00m0na008000c.html

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Tainted water allowed to run off

Fukushima cleanup crews cut corners

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130109a1.html

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Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

http://enenews.com/new-311-fukushima-footage-longer-force-employees-continue-received-high-doses-radiation-plant-chief

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Mainichi: Fukushima workers stood above highly radioactive rubble — “I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital”

http://enenews.com/mainichi-fukushima-workers-stood-above-highly-radioactive-rubble-numbness-toes-several-months-hospital

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Attorney: U.S. Marine may join Fukushima lawsuit — Navy clients have bladder problems not normally seen in younger people

http://enenews.com/attorney-u-s-marine-may-join-fukushima-lawsuit-navy-clients-have-bladder-problems-not-normally-seen-in-younger-people

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Navy sailor says clumps of hair fell out after Fukushima plume exposure — “A lot of us knew people were getting sick… bad headaches, some threw up a bit”

http://enenews.com/navy-sailor-lost-clumps-hair-after-fukushima-plume-exposure-lot-knew-people-getting-sick-bad-headaches-threw-bit

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Japanese Attorney: Information is being concealed — “5 people died of acute leukemia last year” in Sōma, 45km north of Fukushima Daiichi

http://enenews.com/japanese-attorney-information-being-concealed-5-people-died-acute-leukemia-last-year-sma-45km-north-fukushima-daiichi

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Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Dispersion Simulation, 22 Months After #Fukushima Nuclear Accident

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/01/radioactive-iodine-i-131-dispersion.html

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 4.06.39 PM

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Installment of cover for fuel removal begins at Fukushima plant reactor

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5,000 Bq/kg from the soil beside the river in Edogawa ward in Tokyo

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/01/5000-bqkg-from-the-soil-beside-the-river-in-edogawa-ward-in-tokyo/

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Japan, IAEA confirm readiness to boost cooperation on nuclear safety

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/01/203263.html

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208 Bq/Kg from rice produced even in Miyagi

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/01/208-bqkg-from-rice-produced-even-in-miyagi/

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Abe vows to speed Tohoku recovery work

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130113a1.html

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Defense counsel of Fukushima group evacuation lawsuit, “3 police officers died of acute leukemia in 40~50km area”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/01/defense-counsel-of-fukushima-group-evacuation-lawsuit-3-police-officers-died-of-acute-leukemia-in-4050km-area/

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NHK Special in Japanese

空白の初期被ばく ~消えたヨウ素131を追う~ (1)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwpjzj_yyyyyyyy-yyyyyy131yyy-1_news#.UPOwz6VrhzV

空白の初期被ばく ~消えたヨウ素131を追う~(2)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwpf6k_yyyyyyyy-yyyyyy131yyy-2_news#.UPOw06VrhzV

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NHK Fukushima Special: “We may not have much time left until the next catastrophe occurs” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/nhk-fukushima-special-we-may-not-have-much-time-left-until-the-next-catastrophe-occurs-video

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Tokyo studies installing emergency power supplies in parks and cemeteries

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130114p2a00m0na003000c.html

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And here in Tokai….

Cracks found in spent fuel rods at Hamaoka nuclear power plant

http://enformable.com/2013/01/cracks-found-in-spent-fuel-rods-at-hamaoka-nuclear-power-plant/

An investigation by Chubu into the status of spent fuel stored in the spent fuel pool from the Unit 1 reactor of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant found cracks and other deformations among the fuel rods.  The Unit 1 reactor is currently undergoing decommissioning work and the spent fuel was transferred to the Unit 5 spent fuel pool, and some of the damage is thought to have occurred during the transfer from one spent fuel pool to another.

Prior to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Hamaoka nuclear power plant was considered by many experts to be the most dangerous nuclear power plant in Japan.  Both Hamaoka Unit 1 and Unit 2 are BWR Mark 1 reactors, and were permanently shut-down in January of 2009 due primarily to seismic concerns.  An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or higher is estimated 87% likely to hit the area within the next 30 years.

In 1994, workers detected radioactive materials in the Unit 1 spent fuel pool, and discovered a damaged fuel assembly was the source of the leak.  In April 1995, workers attempted to further inspect the spent fuel assembly and discovered that cracks had formed in the circumferential direction on one of the fuel rods in the damaged fuel assembly.   Each fuel assembly holds 60 fuel rods.

Chubu determined that water had infiltrated the interior of the fuel rods through the holes, which made the entire strength of the fuel rods weaker, leading to the cracks that appeared in the spent fuel rods.  The utility assumed that the tensile load endured by the fuel rods when the fuel was moved for inspection may have contributed to the cracking damage.  In 2005, workers at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant found the spent fuel pool had foreign matter in it.

Source: AT-S

Source: Chubu Electric

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