Day 730 Insanity?

The day after tomorrow marks the second-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It is ongoing and nowhere near under control. With high radiation levels around the plant, work goes very slowly and workers are “used up” (reach their legal limit for exposure) at a rapid rate.

So many problems to overcome.

And yet the government wants to restart the other nuclear power plants around the country. Atop and amidst active earthquake faults. 

Friends and family abroad have forgotten about 3.11. They never ask about the recovery. They never ask how the children in Fukushima are. They never, ever ask about radiation, the food, the water, why I’ve practically given up sushi.

Out of (media) sight, out of mind.

They cannot understand why the first thing many people in Japan do when they wake up in the morning is to check their smartphone for news about quakes during the night. Has one hit Fukushima? Is the #4 spent fuel pool still intact?

Which is insanity, I wonder:

1) choosing to live in a country (on a planet since we cannot escape an ocean with radiation) teetering on the precipice of nuclear extinction, or 

2) being in charge of a country/company that actively promotes the restart of nuclear power in Japan.

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

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Fukushima Workers: Plant ‘set to collapse’ from another quake or tsunami — “Critically vulnerable… completely fragile”

http://enenews.com/fukushima-workers-plant-set-to-collapse-from-another-quake-critically-vulnerable-completely-fragile

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Japan Rethinks Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan: Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant

 
(h/t ENENEWS)
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Fukushima deletes radiation data needed for exposure assessment

FUKUSHIMA — The prefectural government deleted radiation data that it gathered at an evacuation shelter near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant shortly after the disaster broke out, it has been learned.

The Fukushima Prefectural Government explained that it wrote over the data without saving it. It failed to report the case to the national government.

The move has made it impossible for the prefectural government to assess how much radiation residents near the nuclear power station were exposed to shortly after the accident — although such assessment is required under national government guidelines.

Article continues at:

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130309p2a00m0na008000c.html

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From Facebook DiaNuke.org

Tomorrow, Saturday in San Francisco, there will be a panel speaking on the third anniversary of Fukushima. There will be an on-line stream, so catch it if you can from 10am to 2pm Pacific Time.

Clicking on this link will show the link to the feed.

<http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/02/11/18731789.php>

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Editorial: Gov’t needs to do more in managing Fukushima residents’ health

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20130308p2a00m0na004000c.html

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“3.11.: Surviving Japan” Movie by Christopher Noland in Select Cities in the US from March 11, 2013

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/311-surviving-japan-movie-by.html 

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NRA not budging on judgment Tsuruga plant sits above active fault

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130309p2g00m0dm015000c.html

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