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Nuclear Plant sits ON TOP OF ACTIVE FAULT LINE: Tsurugu in Japan


Published on 6 Jun 2013…

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reported another leak of radioactive water, this time from a steel storage tank above ground.

Tokyo Electric Power Company officials say a worker found the leak shortly after noon on Wednesday.

The tank is one of those built at the plant since May to store contaminated water transferred from storage pools underground.

The utility built the tanks after finding a series of leaks in April in the underground pools.

TEPCO officials say the contaminated water was seeping from a joint in the tank, at a rate of one drop every 3 to 4 seconds.

They report that bolts at the joint were tightened. They stopped water transfer and are investigating the cause.

The officials say no changes were detected in radioactivity levels at monitoring points near the plant.

The tank is about 400 meters from the sea. TEPCO officials say there is no risk of contaminated water reaching the sea.
Jun. 5, 2013 – Updated 07:36 UTC


Japan’s nuclear regulator has decided further details of its guidelines for local residents in case of a nuclear plant accident.

In February the Nuclear Regulation Authority decided on a revised version of the guidelines. The review came after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in March, 2011.

The new guidelines expanded the necessary evacuation area, or the area where residents must stay indoors, to a 30-kilometer radius around a nuclear plant.

It also says iodine tablets should be distributed to households within 5 kilometers of a plant in advance of a possible accident.

Iodine helps prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive substances.
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June 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A health survey in Fukushima covered up by the Japanese Media?

Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children?

(This video as well as others have been continually taken down on request of persons unknown.. you have to wonder why?) [Arclight2011]


By tokyobrowntabby
This video is from a webcast program called “ContAct,”
webcasted on July 14, 2011 by OurPlanet-TV
( ) an independent net-based media.

Translation by EX-SKF( http// ) & tokyobrowntabby and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.

June 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fighting a dragon I cannot see – Insight into Japan – Akio Matsumura

Akio Matsumura - New York, NY

….Akio Matsumura is a renowned diplomat who has dedicated his life to building bridges between government, business, and spiritual leaders in the cause of world peace. He is the founder and Secretary General of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival with conferences held in Oxford, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Kyoto, and Konya….

Published on 5 Jun 2013

On today’s podcast, host Nathaniel White-Joyal and Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen talk with renowned diplomat Akio Matsumura and Fairewinds board member Chiho Kaneko about nuclear power and the effects of the Fukushima disaster on the Japanese people today.

June 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Radiation Exposure from Eating Pacific Bluefin Tuna Affected by Fukushima Nuke Accident Miniscule, US Researchers Say

Monday, June 3, 2013

The comments on the EXSKF link are interesting..[Arclight2011]
32 microsieverts per year or 0.032 millisievert per year, for the Japanese people in Japan, 0.9 microsievert per year or 0.0009 millisievert per year for people in the US.

Exposure from radioactive polonium in fish is much greater than radioactive cesium of Fukushima origin, says Professor Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York. (See Table 1 at the bottom of the post.)

He also says the the amount of radioactive cesium in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego in 2012 dropped in half, compared to the bluefin tuna caught in 2011.

Unlike most of the Japanese media these days, the US media, including CNN below, still talks about radiation in terms of dental X-ray or transcontinental flight. Just give us the number, please.

From CNN (6/3/2013):

Fukushima tuna study finds miniscule health risks

Go ahead, order the sushi.

Levels of radioactivity found in Pacific bluefin tuna that spawned off Japan around the time of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident are far below anything that would pose a health risk and have dropped in fish caught the following year, U.S. researchers reported Monday.

The latest findings follow up on a 2012 study that found radioactive cesium, a nuclear reactor byproduct, in tuna caught off California in the months after the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi. The attention that study received led scientists to take another look at the data, said Nicholas Fisher, a marine science professor at New York’s Stony Brook University.

“People did not know how to translate that into a dose, or into what risk do I have from eating that tuna,” Fisher said. “The paper that’s coming out today addresses that.”

They found that anyone who eats the bluefin — highly prized for sushi and sashimi — would get about 5% of the radiation they’d get from eating one typical banana, a fruit high in naturally radioactive potassium. The results were released Monday by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Even subsistence fishermen, who eat far more fish than the typical American, would receive a dose of radiation from the cesium isotopes released in the meltdown equivalent to a single dental X-ray, Fisher and his colleagues reported. That translates to a “worst-case scenario” of two additional cancer deaths for every 10 million people in that category, he said.

The doses were calculated from fish caught off San Diego in August 2011. A follow-up study with fish caught in 2012 found the amount of cesium-134 and -137 dropped by about half in those tuna, Fisher said.

(Full article at the link)

Japan’s Kyodo News says exposure from radioactive polonium in fish is much greater than radioactive cesium of Fukushima origin.

It also says the radiation exposure would be 0.032 millisievert in one year.

The paper abstract:

Pacific bluefin tuna transport Fukushima-derived radionuclides from Japan to California

Daniel J. Madigan, Zofia Baumann, and Nicholas S. Fisher


The Fukushima Dai-ichi release of radionuclides into ocean waters caused significant local and global concern regarding the spread of radioactive material. We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean. We measured γ-emitting radionuclides in California-caught tunas and found 134Cs (4.0 ± 1.4 Bq kg−1) and elevated 137Cs (6.3 ± 1.5 Bq kg−1) in 15 Pacific bluefin tuna sampled in August 2011. We found no 134Cs and background concentrations (∼1 Bq kg−1) of 137Cs in pre-Fukushima bluefin and post-Fukushima yellowfin tunas, ruling out elevated radiocesium uptake before 2011 or in California waters post-Fukushima. These findings indicate that Pacific bluefin tuna can rapidly transport radionuclides from a point source in Japan to distant ecoregions and demonstrate the importance of migratory animals as transport vectors of radionuclides. Other large, highly migratory marine animals make extensive use of waters around Japan, and these animals may also be transport vectors of Fukushima-derived radionuclides to distant regions of the North and South Pacific Oceans. These results reveal tools to trace migration origin (using the presence of 134Cs) and potentially migration timing (using 134Cs:137Cs ratios) in highly migratory marine species in the Pacific Ocean.

Full paper PDF:

Part about radiation exposure for Japan and for the US:

Table 1 showing the radiation dose:

Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science?

Published on Apr 19, 2013

“Cycle of bias” described at 10 minutes suppressed by sponsor and issues on manipulation of the Peer review process as in the above “report” and check out the comment at 1hr 04 mins [Arclight2011]

June 4, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chernobyl fallout in the Baltic Sea sediments investigated


Marine Pollution Bulletin

Volume 70, Issues 1–2, 15 May 2013, Pages 210–218

…..These results are an important amendment to the radioactivity baseline of the Baltic Sea…..

Artificial radionuclides 90Sr and 241Am in the sediments of the Baltic Sea: Total and spatial inventories and some temporal trends

  • a Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, P.O. Box 14, FIN-00881 Helsinki, Finland
  • b Water Protection Association of The River Kokemäenjoki, P.O. Box 265, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

Kaisa-Leena Hutri, Jukka Mattila, Tarja Tuulikki Ikäheimonen, Vesa-Pekka Vartti. Artificial radionuclides 90Sr and 241Am in the sediments of the Baltic Sea: Total and spatial inventories and some temporal trends. Marine Pollution Bulletin 70 (2013) 210-218. DOI:


The Baltic Sea was contaminated by radioactivity following global nuclear fallout and later by the Chernobyl accident. Despite the decrease of radioactivity caused by radioactive decay, radionuclides have a prolonged residence time in the water of the Baltic Sea due to slow water exchange and relatively rapid sedimentation. Very little is known about the amounts or spatial differences of 90Sr and 241Am in the Baltic Sea sediments.

In this study, 20 sediment cores taken around the Baltic Sea were investigated to estimate inventories of these radionuclides.

The rough results show that the Chernobyl fallout added the amount of 90Sr in the same areas where the increase of 137Cs can be detected, whereas this is not the case for 241Am which is more evenly distributed in the sea bottom. In addition, local differences occur in the concentrations. These results are an important amendment to the radioactivity baseline of the Baltic Sea…. subscription only

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June 4, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tepco Detects Radioactive Cesium In Groundwater and other contamination issues in Japan



Published on Jun 3, 2013

TEPCO detects radioactive cesium in groundwater
TEPCO officials have detected radioactive cesium in groundwater at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they said levels were much lower than legal limits.

Monju’s data transmitting system fails
A technical glitch prevented data from the Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor in Fukui, central Japan, from being sent to the government’s monitoring system for more than 4 hours on Monday.

Rallies held to oppose restart of nuclear plants
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Tokyo to oppose moves to bring the country’s nuclear power stations back online.

Residents win radiation uncertainty compensation
A group of nuclear accident evacuees in Fukushima has won a compensation settlement decision from a state-backed legal arbitration body for radiation exposure and future health uncertainties.

Tohoku summer festivals opens in Fukushima City
Thousands of people are in Fukushima City in northeastern Japan for a 2-day event combining 6 local summer festivals.
The event was first held 2 years ago to promote tourism in areas hard hit by the March 2011 disaster.

Cancer rates spiking in North America, after the Fukushima disaster
Kevin Blanch 6/3/13…………

2013.4.6 Namie street dust 86.09μSv/h at 1cm above ground
Published on Jun 2, 2013 by birdhairjp…

[Spare contaminated water] 20,000m3 of highly contaminated water still retained in seawater trenches,”4.2 tera Bq/m3″…

[Express] “Highschool students picnic in 0.93 μSv/h in Kohriyama city”
Posted by Mochizuki on May 31st, 2013 ·…

[Express] “150 bags of decontamination waste in my garden of Da-te city”
Posted by Mochizuki on May 31st, 2013…

The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 11, Issue 22, No. 1, June 2, 2013.
Life and Death Choices: Radiation, children, and Japan’s future

Two years after the start of Japan’s nuclear disaster, parents fear for their children’s future.…

published Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
TVA eyes building 2 smaller reactors on the Clinch River in Oak Ridge
The next new nuclear reactor for TVA may be built in a factory and shipped to the Tennessee Valley in a truck or railcar.…

Nuclear site scrap metal could be headed to recyclers
June 2, 2013 12:16 am
By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A U.S. Department of Energy proposal to recycle scrap metal from its nuclear facilities has set off the radiation detectors of environmental groups, some in the metals industry and one member of Congress.…

New Mexico plant may lack space for remote-handled Hanford waste
A national repository may run out of space for the hottest radioactive waste it was designed to store if changes are not made, according to an audit by the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.…

Skullduggery alleged over mayors’ ‘secret’ nuclear-waste storage meetings
By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press June 2, 2013
TORONTO – Municipal leaders in the Ontario region that is home to one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants are facing allegations they discussed proposed storage facilities for radioactive waste in secret because they feared damaging their electoral fortunes.…

June 4, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DEPLETED URANIUM – The invisible genocide



Published on Feb 2, 2013

German documentary film produced by Mr. Frieder Wagner. The film is about war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, particularly in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo and Iraq. The use of depleted uranium is made genocide of those countries that is not remembered in the history of mankind, even the Nazi crimes remained low compared to the genocide, which is still ongoing and will last almost forever, unfortunately. In contaminated areas people are still at risk of a lot of people do not know and this is the worst because it is invisible genocide.



June 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion – Social Media breaks the illusion!


Published on Jun 3, 2013

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion is the first exhibition to explore international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries. From the eye-opening to the mind-boggling, from the beautiful to the surprising, posters, films, cartoons, sounds and texts reveal the myriad ways that states try to influence and persuade their citizens.


June 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation in Japan


Published on Jun 3, 2013

Ms. Noro has been organising a hosting program of Chernobyl children in her native Hokkaido. The NPO “Kakehashi (bridge) to Chernobyl” has hosted hundreds children from Chernobyl and they are currently organising recuperation program for Fukushima children. Since 3.11 she has lectured all around Japan for the public, especially for the mothers who concern about the health effect of radiation.
May 18, 2013

Collective Evacuation Trial Team

World Network for Saving Children from Radiation…


June 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

URGENT PETITION: For Protecting Human Right of Fukushima Disaster Victims

Friday, 31 May 2013

Published by Mia

 拡散希望: 福島事故被災者の「健康に生きる権利」を、守るための緊



賛同・署名】 国連「健康に生きる権利」特別報告者の勧告を支持します


Anand Grover

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The NGO Friends of the Earth ( FoE) Japan, held an emergency meeting on 29th of May, 2013 and adopted a declaration to welcome Mr. Anand Grover ‘s recommendation and to call the Japanese government to support his advice. 
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昨年11月に来日し、福島原発事故後の人権状況を調査した国連「健康に対する権利」の特別報告者のアナンド・グローバー氏が、527日(現地時 間)から開催される国連人権理事会(ジュネーブ)で調査内容を報告し、日本政府に対する勧告を発表しました。

Mr. Anand Grover who had visited Japan last November and investigated how human rights had been addressed in Japan after the Fukushima disaster. reported his survey at the UN Human Right committee in Geneva and presented his recommendation to the Japanese Government on the 27th of May, 2013. 


The content of his report is truly valuable, pointing out precisely the way to protect human rights and for nuclear victims to be able to lead a healthy life. His report included a request to the Japanese Government to implement a health survey for people living in the areas effected with more than a dose of ionizing radiation of 1mSv/y.  Mr. Anand Grover also requested to not make evacuees return to their hometown until the level of ionizing radiation was reduced below 1mSv/y. 


We would like to show to the public in Japan and the world that many people supports Mr. Ananda Grover’s recommendations and want Japanese government to take heed of his advice.  Therefore we wish to encourage you support in this matter. This petition can be signed by individuals or groups/organizations.

外務省、関係各省(復興庁、原子力災害対策本部、環境省、厚労省など)および国連特別報告者アナンド・グローバー氏にお送りしたいと思います。 ぜひ加わってください!


We would like to send the petition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Relevant Ministries (The Reconstruction Agency, The Nuclear Disaster Headquarters, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Health & Welfare) and a copy to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Japan, Mr. Anand Grover.  Please sign the petition to support Fukushima disaster victims.
国際環境NGO FoE Japan
Name of organizations that are appealing on behalf of this petition;
FoE Japan, Human Right Now, Peace Boat, Earth Child News, Fukurou No Kai, Fukushima Children Lawyers’ Network (SAFLAN), Citizen Conference to Promote Our Act, National Network of Parents to Project children from Radiation, Peace and Environmental Advocacy for children (PEACH), Network for Nuclear Workers
問い合わせ先 For Contact:


*Urgent petition: First deadline on 3/6, second deadline on 19/6 and third deadline is on 24/6
Online Petition site: for individual
How to fill the form if you live outside Japan:
1.     Your full name
2.     Your full name
3.     Scroll and click on the last one 「その他」
4.     Country
5.     Your email address
6.     Your email address (for confirming)
7.     Comment
Scroll down and click on the last box [確認画面], if you miss filling, they will show relevant boxes in red letters.  Fill them in and click the last box [確認画面] again.
Online Petitions for groups:
How to fill the form if you live outside Japan:
1 Name of group
2. Name of group
3. Sur name and First name of representative
4. Email address
5. Email address (for confirmation)
6. Telephone No.
7. Comment
Scroll down and click on the last box [確認画面], if you miss filling,it will show relevant boxes in red letters.  Fill them in and click the last box [確認画面] again.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health,
Anand Grover
the counter argument by Japanese Delegation
(Official documentation)


*.UN: Post-Fukushima collective thyroid dose about 3.3% the dose from Chernobyl


 *CRP, WHO and UNSCEAR and their effect on the Fukushima children
*Japanese rebuff Human rights council with lies!! – 24 May 2013

June 2, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

K-pop star Psychological operations in Japan – performs “Fukushima Style” for TEPCO.




Published on Jun 1, 2013

In the wake of the ongoing and unprecedented radiation release from Fukushima, the company responsible, TEPCO, commissioned Ebisu Studios to make a Psy-style music video to enhance its much-tarnished image. This is the result…


June 1, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New! Noam Chomsky interview: the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – June 1 2013


Published on Jun 1, 2013


Campaign for Evacuation of the Children from the Highly Contaminated Areas
Can you Help us Send Messages to the Court from All Over the World?

Please leave your comments to the Japanese court to save the children…

World Network for Saving Children from Radiation…

June 1, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Noam Chomsky on a matter of urgency for the children of Fukushima and Miyagi


Published on May 31, 2013

Campaign for Evacuation of the Children from the Highly Contaminated Areas
Can you Help us Send Messages to the Court from All Over the World?


60Bq/Kg of Cesium NOW ON SALE.Contamination Level of UMEBOSHI.

MIRMC Report 25

The under 1 Bequerel Campaign for school children


May 31, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ICRP, WHO and UNSCEAR and their effect on the Fukushima children

“….the Ordinance on Prevention of Ionizing Radiation Hazards in Japan,
which requires that areas where radiation dose shall not exceed 50mSv/year and 100mSv/5years ….”

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By Arclight2011

28 May 2013

Image source ; fukushima-appeal-70-years-high-conference-in-chicago-with-summary

Below are some extracts from the recent report responding to the report that Anand grover compiled in November 2012.  The extracts describe The Japanese Governments responses and requests for amendments. As i read through the document and especially the section at the end of the document, highlighting all the changes that were requested and acted on, it became apparent that the ICRP, WHO and UNSCEAR were quoted.

Doses were not including internal doses of released radionuclide’s. The Japanese Government also noted that they had no interest in specific isotopes such s Strontium 90 .

The normal background level in Japan is said to be 2.1 mSv/y and the USA and Europe are quoted  as being nearly as bad at approx 3 mSv/y, making an extra 1 mSv/y from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan seem normal.

Oddly enough, as i sit here typing i am getting a steady 0.11 mcSv/hr after rain in London (one of the worst polluted cities in Europe because of nuclear MOX processing and waste – NO2 and associated radon Daughters), that gives me a normal background of just under 1 mSv/y. So how do the Japanese (supported by the ICRP and UNSCEAR) work the annual doses out to 3 mSv/y?

Also, according to Safecast citizen radiation monitoring, the levels are more in line with my London reading in many parts of Japan presently. The Japanese officials would have us believe a 3 mSv/y is only 1mSv/y more than background??

So, the citizens of Fukushima and Myagi have three times normal (not including hot spots – A term banned on the Japanese critique) than measured in the “real world” and added to that locals are also more likely to accumulate isotopes through their environment (food, air and water).

It is likely that these areas have statistically higher than the nationally estimated 50 percent of contaminated food (the reason for the lower allowable levels of Cesium in Japan at 100 bq/kg as opposed to the standard 1000 bq/kg elsewhere)

The blood tests that were mentioned may have included the recent chromosome based blood test for damage from ionising radiation that the Japanese government has recently rejected for the People of Fukushima on ethical grounds (It might find illegitimate children) . In this reports response the Japanese representatives do not want any blood tests at all it would seem.

I hope this helps to stimulate some discussion. The children of Fukushima need us to discuss this health issue as the nuclear lobby is having a lot of meetings and not telling anyone. They are changing the rules to suit the nuclear industry and mitigate any future legal claims made against them. No media are challenging this or even reporting it.

The rest of the report s here..

Mission to Japan:
comments by the State on the report of the Special Rapporteur
24  May 2013
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May 31, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Japanese Governments pro nuclear agenda explained!

“…for the transport of plutonium which the United States requires of Japan..”


Published on May 30, 2013

The real reason is about attempting to expand Japanese Capital market while denying many material conditions surrounding Japan`s nuclear technology.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle}

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Australia-Euratom Nuclear Safeguards: Plutonium Retransfers

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by Arclight2011

31 May 2013

The Agreement stipulates that retransfers of Australian  obligated plutonium can only take place if it is transported with plutonium which is subject to the United States-Japan Agreement on nuclear cooperation


bringing into force an Agreement under which Australia will – subject to certain conditions – broaden its consent for the return from the European Union to Japan of Australian   following the reprocessing of Japanese spent fuel in Europe. The European Union is an important provider of nuclear fuel cycle services for countries purchasing Australian uranium and Japan is a major market for Australian uranium exports.


In September 1993, Australia gave Euratom its consent for the retransfer from the European Union to Japan of plutonium bearing both Australian and United States safeguards     ; the latter obligation acquired as a result of Australian nuclear material undergoing processing at some stage of the fuel cycle in the United States Under the new treaty-level Agreement Australia will give consent for the retransfer from the European Union to Japan of the small proportion of Australian obligated plutonium


The refinement of prior consent rights under the Australia-Euratom Agreement is seen as desirable by both Euratom and Japan, and is consistent with the practice of their other major uranium suppliers; Canada and the United States.

for the transport of plutonium which the United States requires of Japan. The Agreement also provides for direct assurances from Euratom to Australia concerning the security arrangements being applied to transfers involving Australian obligated plutonium

H/t Jan Caron for these links

May 31, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment


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