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#1 Zharkov

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

The answer is yes, the US is in danger of radiation poisoning and our government is not sounding the alarm because the public would demand an end to the nuclear industry, and nuclear reactors power our nuclear defenses.   Stopping nuclear power generation would end the supply of depleted Uranium for the military-industrial complex, end Plutonium supplies, and end the world's fear of an American first strike in the next nuclear war.

Fukushima radiation has already lowered testosterone levels across the USA, as evidenced by the massive television advertising campaign for testosterone suppliments for men with "low T" that the pharmaceutical industry is now pushing.    When "low T" is reported in lab tests, the first question asked by a physician is "have you been exposed to radiation?", because the biggest cause of "low T" is nuclear radiation exposure.  

 

The explosion of multiple nuclear reactors on 3/11 fits in perfectly with a population reduction program.

Low level radiation is a proven long term danger, but Fukushima fallout particles are micron and sub-micron in size but extremely hot in terms of radiation level.    The radiation level in the ocean would be many thousands of times stronger than the air fallout.   The health risks are not probable, they are absolutely certain...and they are not limited to the US and Japan alone.   The entire Northern Hemisphere is now contaminated.    A geiger counter check of air filters in any nation North of the Equator produces elevated radiation levels in every nation.

This situation is unacceptable.   
Fukushima must be isolated, leakage stopped, and buried in a mountain of dirt forever.
Japan's government must prohibit open air burning of radioactive crops and materials.
The U.N. must begin monitoring progress at Fukushima before the Pacific Ocean is dead.   And the public must be told of the risks, dangers, and what is being done to reduce radiation emissions from Japan.    If the world's governments can't do the right things to protect their citizens from radiation poisoning, then get rid of all nuclear reactors.   Nuclear power can never be made safe.    Fukushima is proof.
 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

shit so it is worse than I thought even. Hi Zharkov

This is an issue worth monitoring


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Mandrake's dosimeter would never detect the tiny radioactive particles in the air, so it is worthless for radiation monitoring of particles which would pass right through a MERV 8 air filter.   The particles need to be collected and concentrated on an air filter capable of capturing nano-sized particles.

We use a pancake geiger counter and a MERV 13 air filter with a negative ion generator in the pre-filter air stream, to capture all the particles inside a room during a 4 hour or 8 hour period.    

Radiation levels using this method in California have been as high as 2,000 counts per minute (CPM) inside a building during the entire first two years of Fukushima fallout, but have since dropped to 500 CPM and due to winter wind conditions, now 160 CPM to 250 CPM daily.   The most disturbing thing was the small Plutonium peak recorded by X-Ray Spectrometer measurement on some air filter material.  It was definitely there.

Radiation injury can be overcome after the radiation has stopped because our bodies DNA can repair itself over time, but Fukushima is projected to continue to emit fallout for the next 40 years assuming Japan develops a method to stop it, and forever if they do not.

Casual conversational surveys indicate many people are ill in the U.S.    The common complaint is that they "just don't feel good", or are "really tired" but life goes on anyway.   Typical symptoms are tiredness, low energy level, sores not healing as fast, spontaneous, unexplained nose bleeds, occurring in people who work outdoors most of the day or spend time outside in sports, etc.

It's not something people run to see doctors about and there is little one can do except take Iodine to protect the Thyroid gland and use air purification wherever possible, but it is obvious that there have been consequences from Fukushima that are not reported and not measured, and the real crime is that our Environmental Protection Agency has remained as silent and duplicitous as Japan's TEPCO concerning radiation hazards.    Our bureaucracy has been purchased by the nuclear power industry and they are now getting their money's worth.

 

Radiation levels in Europe generally should remain much lower than in the U.S. for the next decade or so, depending on how the reactor work progresses, but in the worst case of another explosion, there would be only small pockets of radiation-free zones in Europe, all depending on where the Jet Stream winds meander across the globe.

 

But you are absolutely right, Zhurnalist - European nations, including Russia, should be carefully monitoring their air filters for radiation increases, because nobody else is telling us the truth.   The fact that no adults are immediately dropping dead from radiation burns seems to be all that our government is concerned about, but Fukushima is more like a slow-kill weapon.    This genocide will take years to complete.
 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks brother


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:44 PM

what genocide?

 

Was Chernobyl greater?

 

As far as isolating the release of the heavy water; it can be done.  Screen the water released, like filtering, with em fields (em rake) for the isotopes and irradiated mass.  It is like electrolyzing and gathering on a medium.  

 

Old science does not observe the wavelengths of the isotopes, anion and the ability to use em fields to directly isolate every variation depending on them very wavelengths.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:24 AM

what genocide?

 

Former Prime Ministers team up to win Tokyo election and end nuclear power — It’s endangering the existence of Japan… “Our nation’s survival is at stake”
http://enenews.com/g...tional-politics

US Navy sailors... “pretty well toast” after weeks on Pacific… significant cancers, incessant bleeding from anus or vagina, blindness
http://enenews.com/r...-off-uss-reagan

Former Official in Fukushima: “This is a disaster of all humanity… the entire world” — “It’s on an international level, huge consequences” — “Now bigger than anything we can cope with.
http://enenews.com/f...e-can-cope-with

 

Leading ‘pro-nuclear’ scientist admits our nuclear plants are “dangerous” and “error-prone”
http://enenews.com/f...ts-impact-video


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:33 PM

Fukushima continues to poison the Ocean and Northern Hemisphere years later.   It's not as if the nuclear industry is ignorant of the effects of radiation.   They know.   But they still continue to operate dangerous reactors that threaten life in every nation.  

 


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Is the US in danger?   The official government response tells us the answer:  Yes!

 

Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water ‘Dramatically’

A Japanese government official has reported, “I was overwhelmed by the amount of contaminated water coming from the reactors, we must dump it in the ocean.”

This isn’t such great news for the US since President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently gave their approval for “dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs.”

The Nuclear Industry calls this their “new normal,” according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

The EPA has issued radiation guides called Protective Action Guides or PAGs which allows more radiation than any American has ever been exposed to. Within the guides, are instructions for evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, food restrictions and other actions following a wide range of “radiological emergencies.”

Wouldn’t the massive break down of reactor number one at Fukushima be considered a ‘radiological emergency?”

Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, made the comment Dec. 12 about dumping radioactive waste into the ocean.

The US governments PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems. This would, in effect, increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period. Many experts are expecting elevated cancer rates due to these “allowable” levels of radiation exposure.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 04:45 PM



Experts: Pacific food web crashing — “What’s going on? Where are the fish? Where did they go?” — “To be honest, it’s insane” — “You could equate it to a war zone” — “Food shortage all up & down West Coast” — Fishermen believe pollution harming food chain, doubt NOAA’s ‘warm water’ theory (VIDEOS)

 

KSBW, Mar 30, 2015 (emphasis added): Volunteers who track the animals now say they think the colony of harbor seals is being affected by this year’s food shortage in the Monterey Bay, and that affect is significantThe food shortage is happening up and down the West Coast… it isn’t just affecting sea lions, it is also affecting harbor seals. Monitors say the pupping season got off to an early and difficult start this year, with more seal pups being abandoned the normal… They attribute the problems to a food shortage in the Pacific… it is happening all up and down the coast.

 

New York Times, Mar 16, 2015:  Keith Matassa, Pacific Marine Mammal Center: “You could equate it to a war zone… hundreds of rescue calls a day”… Michele Hunter, PMMC: “To be honest, it’s insane. We’ve never had to deal with [something like this]“… Scientists are puzzled by whats happening. Matassa: “That’s what we’re trying to figure out is why? What’s going on? Where are the fish? Where did they go? Was there a little mini El Nino? Did something happen with the currents that the fish decided to go deeper or further out? They’re not closing the book on any theory.”

 

 

NBC San Francisco, Mar 17, 2015: [S]cientists are taking a closer look at rapidly declining oxygen levels in oceans… In California, this has meant a huge free-fall in populations of important bottom feeder fish… Francisco Chavez [with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute said,] “I think there are a slew of surprises ahead.”

 

East Bay Express, Mar 18, 2015: In 2013, the sardine biomass was estimated to be about 725,000 tons… In 2014 [it was] down to 406,000 tons… there is no doubt that the population is severely depressed… sardines have declined to their lowest level in six decades… it’s unclear whether fishing is a significant cause for the collapse…

 

Tillamook Herald, Mar 13, 2015: Dr. George Hemingway, retired Oceanographer, Marine Educator, and chair of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will present a lecture entitled Warming and the 2014 Anchovy Bloom… Dr. Hemingway will go on to discuss subsequent developments in the Pacific, including the current crash in the food web, which has led to significant mortality of birds, sea lions and other marine life.

 

KEYT, Mar 18, 2015: NOAA points to water temperature as an answer for underweight sea lions, but fisherman aren’t so sure – Fisherman tell News Channel 3 that past El Nino years have been warmer… They believe the sea lion food chain may be affected by pollution as well… “Their habitat is being messed with“… “I just think they have  behavioral changes that have been affecting them much more than it has in the past.”

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

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Just Bury The Reactors

 

(NaturalNews) A major bombshell has dropped concerning the failed cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The shuttered plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has apparently been hiding for an entire year the fact that radioactive waste has been quietly pouring into the ocean from an onsite drainage ditch.

Sputnik News reports that TEPCO, which is also managing remediation efforts at the site (with guidance from the Japanese government), concealed from the public the fact that highly contaminated radioactive water has been flowing from the drainage ditch directly into the ocean. Local fishermen and others have since expressed outrage over the news.

"I don't understand why you (TEPCO) kept silent about the leakage even though you knew about it," stated Masakazu Yabuki, chief of the Iwaki fisheries cooperative, according to Sputnik. "Fishery operators are absolutely shocked."

The news comes as TEPCO continues to sustain criticism over the way it's handled cleanup efforts since the 2011 tsunami and earthquake took their toll. In recent months, TEPCO has been exposed for attempting to cover up the fact that U.S. Navy sailors were exposed to harmful radiation, as well as concealing true levels of radioactive waste releases into the Pacific Ocean.

And this latest revelation only reiterates TEPCO's tarnished legacy, proving that the company can't be trusted with adequately addressing the looming problems that are still present at Fukushima more than four years since the disaster occurred.

 

Meanwhile, a major investigation is currently underway to assess how Fukushima radiation, as it continues to make it's way into soil, water and eventually into food, is affecting the safety of what people are eating both in Japan and abroad.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:27 AM

FUKUSHIMA FOOD REBRANDED TO FOOL THE PUBLIC

 

Food produced around the Fukushima nuclear disaster site could be making its way on to British shelves because of loopholes in safety rules, The Independent can reveal.

 

Products contaminated by radiation, including tea, noodles and chocolate bars, have already been exported from Japan under the cover of false labelling by fraudsters.

 

Experts warned that Britain’s food regulations were not strong enough to prevent these kinds of contaminated products – which are fraudulently marked as coming from radiation-free regions of Japan – from entering the UK. This raises the prospect of mildly (?) carcinogenic ingredients entering the food system.

 

The alarm is being sounded after Taiwanese investigators uncovered more than 100 radioactive food products which had been produced in Fukushima but falsely packaged to give their origin as Tokyo.

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The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 released radiation to the atmosphere – even outside the food-production exclusion zone (EPA)

There is no firm evidence that any radioactive food has entered the UK, but experts say there is a risk, and products could already have arrived.

 

“I suspect what has happened in Taiwan might well have already happened in the UK. Intermediary supply chain middlemen can buy food in bulk and package and label as they like – before shipping them to the UK,” said Alastair Marke, a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and principal adviser in London to Shantalla, a food safety consultancy.

 

“Although we have adopted one of the world’s most comprehensive and stringent traceability laws, the UK has virtually no control over how foods are processed, manufactured and packaged in Japan.”

 

Any food produced for export in the “danger zone” around Fukushima, in northern Japan, must be declared as such so that it can be tested for radiation before leaving the country and again when it reaches the UK border.

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Nearly 300 products, including tea, noodles and chocolate bars were found recently and recalled from Taiwanese shops after it emerged they were produced near Fukushima (AFP/Getty)

 

But the system is predicated on honest certification and evidence has emerged that fraudsters are abusing the situation by passing Fukushima foods off as coming from elsewhere in the country.

 

The reactor meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 sent substantial amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Some of this has landed on the surface of foods such as fruits, vegetables and animal feed, while radioactivity can build up within produce over time as “radionuclides” are transferred through soil into crops or animals.

 

Nearly 300 products, including tea, noodles and chocolate bars were found recently and recalled from Taiwanese shops after it emerged they were produced near Fukushima, not near Tokyo as the packaging claimed.

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Experts say there is little to stop similar products being shipped to the UK. “There is a risk that radioactive food is getting on to the UK market,” said Eoghan Daly, of the Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection. The potential health impact of consuming contaminated food is relatively low but not entirely negligible, he added.

 

According to the World Health Organisation, the biggest danger comes from the radioactive isotope caesium, which can linger in the system for decades and increases the risk of cancer – although experts say that the level of caesium in radioactive foods from the Fukushima region are typically very low.

 

Meanwhile, radioactive iodine increases the risk of thyroid cancer, particularly in children, but quickly decays, meaning that the majority of the radiation has gone within a fortnight.

Read more: Would you eat Fukushima soup?
Radioactive elements from Fukushima 'detected off US coast'

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:38 AM

My advice:   Buy yourselves a geiger counter, the large pancake tube type for maximum sensitivity, and check everything you eat, including crock pots you cook in.    Some crock pots have radioactive ceramic inserts that register over 60 to 100 counts per minute, a bit too high for my taste but maybe ok for using to heat food in another package that doesn't leak.  

 

Some things already found radioactive besides crock pots:   Windshield glass on a Japanese car, camera lens from aircraft camera, city drinking water in California, Texas,  air filters (California, Oregon). 


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

And they said nuclear radiation levels were safe...

 

Japanese population falls to 15-year low

The total has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older

Japan’s population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, the government said. More than one in four people are now 65 or older.

The population dropped by 0.17%, or 215,000 people, to 127,083,000 as of 1 October last year, according to the data released on Friday.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

Any government official who approves the construction of a new nuclear reactor should be sent to Fukushima to help remove the melted core material with his bare hands.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

Air borne radiation fallout from Fukushima's nuclear reactor explosion is contaminating lakes and ground water supplies in America, so rather than warn the public to filter their water better, Obama increased the expected "collateral damage" fatality rate.   How considerate of him to "thin out" the population rather than attempt to protect the citizens.  

 

Obama should receive the Pol Pot Award For Excellence In Mass Extermination.

 

Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water ‘Dramatically’

A Japanese government official has reported, “I was overwhelmed by the amount of contaminated water coming from the reactors, we must dump it in the ocean.” This isn’t such great news for the US since President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently gave their approval for “dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs.”

The Nuclear Industry calls this their “new normal,” according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

The EPA has issued radiation guides called Protective Action Guides or PAGs which allows more radiation than any American has ever been exposed to. Within the guides, are instructions for evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, food restrictions and other actions following a wide range of “radiological emergencies.”

Wouldn’t the massive break down of reactor number one at Fukushima be considered a ‘radiological emergency?”

Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, made the comment Dec. 12 about dumping radioactive waste into the ocean.

The US governments PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems. This would, in effect, increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period. Many experts are expecting elevated cancer rates due to these “allowable” levels of radiation exposure.

http://www.thecommon...r-dramatically/


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:47 AM

I do not understand why do some of you think that ONLY Pacific Rim is affected by horrific increase in radiation levels. All oceans flow into each other and eventually what we will see is dead oceans everywhere. Personally I no longer eat any fish,scallops, or anything coming from the ocean, it is all contaminated to certain levels, which most certainly are not beneficial to humans.

 

Another thing that comes to mind is nuclear genocide against Marshall Islanders, majority of whom are dying from radiation poisoning from the Nuclear Bomb testing on their islands and subsequent experimentation they were subjected to by US.


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:27 PM

If radiation would stop being dumped into the ocean, natural processes would eventually bury the radiation deep into ocean sediment, but with the radiation ongoing for decades, perhaps forever, the oceans will eventually be mostly dead.   There may be a few pockets in remote places where fish can survive, but the remainder of ocean life is doomed.   

 

Our food chain is dying and so are we.   Experts are saying that they have nothing to offer to recover the core melts from the soil, so that the water runoff will continue to be contaminated indefinitely.  

 

Humanity is unprepared for nuclear meltdowns - inadequate technology, lack of planning, poor reactor designs that make core melt recovery almost impossible.   Nuclear power reactors are a problem with no solution.    They should never have been built.


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Fukushima leak 'could cause hydrogen explosion' at nuclear plant Warnings of risk of hydrogen explosion due to build up of gases in containers leaking radioactive water at Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant
 
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By Danielle Demetriou, Tokyo

8:19AM BST 25 May 2015

 

Leaking containers at Japan’s embattled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of possible hydrogen explosions, experts have claimed.

 

Almost 10 per cent of recently inspected containers holding contaminated water at the nuclear plant in northeast Japan were found to be leaking radioactive water.

 

The leakages, discovered during inspections by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operators of the plant, were thought to be caused by a build-up of hydrogen and other gases due to radiation contamination.

 

The discovery was reported to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which raised concerns surrounding the potential hazards of accumulated hydrogen building up in the containers.

 

“If the concentration level is high, a spark caused by static electricity could cause a container to explore,” one NRA official told the Asahi Shimbun.

 

Tepco officials made the discovery while inspecting 278 of the plant’s 1,307 containers and found that 26 – close to ten per cent - had a leakage or overspill from their lids.

 

It is believed that gases had accumulated in the sediment at the base of the containers, prompting the volume of the liquid to expand and resulting in the overflow.

 

However, officials at Tepco stated that the risk of an explosion was believed to be minimal, with a series of measures being undertaken as a matter of urgency to resolve the faulty storage containers.

 

The operators also emphasised that there was no sign of radioactive water escaping beyond the confines of the concrete structures that encase the leaking containers.

 

“We think the possibility of an occurrence of hydrogen explosion from these storage facilities is extremely low, since there is no fire origin, or anything that generates static electricity nearby,” Mayumi Yoshida, a spokeswoman for Tepco, told the Telegraph.

Outlining measures to fix the problem, she added: “For temporary measures, we have been removing the leaked water, installing absorption materials, monitoring by patrol, keeping water level inside those facilities lower than set and keeping equipment which may generate fire away.

 

“In the long term, we’re going to lower the water level of current facilities so as to prevent further leakages.”

The plant, currently embroiled in a complex decades-long process of decommissioning, has been plagued by problems since it was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami four years ago.

 

Among its biggest challenges relate to the disposal of the constant stream of water flushed over reactors to keep them cool enough to prevent further radioactive releases.

 

Leakages, technical glitches and storage space problems have tainted the plant’s on-going efforts to deal with the vast quantities of contaminated water created daily as a result.

 

http://www.telegraph...lear-plant.html

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Fukushima is the poster child for being unprepared.    Nothing went according to plan.   And none of that has changed.

 

No new nuclear reactors should be ever be considered.   Non-polluting hydroelectric power, solar power, wind power, ocean power, even geothermal energy should be fully developed, and all nuclear reactors should be decommissioned and removed.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 03:35 PM

Fukushima Produce Is Making Its Way Into International Stores
 

Nuclear disaster continues with lack of mainstream coverage
 

It is being reported that tainted food from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gumma, and Chiba is making its way into local supermarkets in Taiwan due to the irresponsibility of mislabeling. What’s more, these food products were banned in Taiwan since March of 2011.

 

The first question is: Why are food products from the concerned Japanese prefectures surrounding Fukushima mislabelled?

 

The second question is: Why is Japan attempting to foist its unsafe and inferior radioactive foods on Taiwan?

Instead of humbly acquiescing to Taiwan’s wishes, Japan takes an aggressive approach even threatening WTO arbitration.

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration said the latest enforcement was in line with radiation safety management practices that other countries have put in place on Japanese food imports following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

It said it “is necessary to protect the safety of food consumption” for Taiwanese.

But Japan is protesting the move, with the government warning that it may escalate the matter to the World Trade Organization, potentially deepening the conflict between Taipei and Tokyo. [1]

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Japan Created Their Predicament by Building All of Their Nuclear Reactors on Their Island Coastlines

Rather than own the problem which successive Japanese governments are fully responsible for, they appear to be taking advantage of their neighbors. No one ever forced Japan to locate their entire nuclear power generation industry on the shoreline.

Even after 4 plus years beyond the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan has still failed to satisfactorily address the fallout from the meltdown(s) that occurred after the March 11, 2011 earthquake-generated tsunami.

Even more inexplicably, the Japanese government has voted to continue the operation of their nuclear power plants in spite of their vulnerability to both frequent earthquakes and potential tsunamis. Being located in one of the most seismically active earthquake zones in the Ring of Fire, such an ill-advised decision can only set up another nuclear catastrophe. Which begs the question:

“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? [2]

The obvious answer is as follows:

“Japan should never have sited 55 nuclear reactors (plus 12 others) on its coastlines.”

Therefore, why are countries like Taiwan paying a serious price for Japan’s extraordinarily bad judgment and serious mistakes? They have known for centuries that they reside on one of the most earthquake-prone pieces of real estate in the entire world. To continue with the same nuclear energy model despite the obvious lessons of Fukushima seems to defy common sense.

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Conclusion

Japan made some extremely fateful decisions post World War II concerning the ways it would satisfy the nation’s energy needs. In light of their direct experience with atomic energy during WWII, it would seem that they would have opted for non-nuclear energy alternatives. Instead, they went full bore constructing nuclear power plants as quickly as they could convince the prefectures with the targeted coastlines.

Here they are now still dealing with the Fukushima meltdown(s) — a set of intractable nuclear challenges which may have no practical solutions. That means that those prefectures surrounding Fukushima may always have an environment suffering from a proliferation of radionuclides. What exactly are radionuclides?

A radionuclide or radioactive nuclide is a nuclide that is radioactive. Also referred to as a radioisotope or radioactive isotope, it is an isotope with an unstable nucleus, characterized by excess energy available to be imparted either to a newly created radiation particle within the nucleus or via internal conversion. During this process, the radionuclide is said to undergo radioactive decay, resulting in the emission of gamma ray(s) and/or subatomic particles such as alpha or beta particles.[1] These emissions constitute ionizing radiation. (Source: Wikipedia — Radionuclide)

Radionuclides, and especially the ionizing radiation which they emit, are certainly not something that anyone would want in their back yard, much less in their food. Nevertheless, Japan feels it can maintain the same policies that got them into this calamitous predicament. Hopefully, Taiwan will not relent to demands so unreasonable they strain credulity. After all, Japan needs to learn some critical lessons for their own benefit as well as for their trading partners.

This article originally appeared at Natural Society.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:35 AM

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF LONG TERM NUCLEAR RADIATION?
 
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