12 /26 2013

Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl: radiation affects fish, World Ocean, West Coast - experts
フクシマの影響 米国にまで チェルノブイリより酷い福島

Boris Pavlischev
ボリス パヴリシェフ

25 December 2013, 14:40

*緑部分はBlue Dolphineの私訳です。

Three years on, the general public is still nervous about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster of March 2011. Heavy rain has caused more contaminated water leaks over the protection dike recently. The Japanese are increasingly distrustful of atomic scientists' claims that the contaminated water has failed to make it to the ocean. Meanwhile, The Cape Cod Times US newspapers reports that the Fukushima toxic waste is reaching the US West Coast, while 70 crewmembers of the US Ronald Reagan aircraft-carrier, involved in the relief operation in the wake of the disaster, are filing a lawsuit against the TEPCO Fukushima operator company, claiming the Japanese company had failed to warn them of all the risks that they were running during the operation.
福島第一原子力発電所は事故から3年近く経った今でも社会を騒がせ続けている。最近、強い雨の影響により再び汚染水が漏れ出す事件が発生した。専門家らは海にはもれていないとしているが、それを信じる人はますます少なくなっている。米紙「The Cape Cod Times」は、福島原発から放出された有害物質が米国西海岸に近づいていると報じている。また事故後の救助作業に参加した米海軍空母「ドナルド・レーガン」の乗組員70名は、東京電力が十分なリスク説明を行っていなかったとして訴訟を起こしている。

USS Ronald Reagan was riding athwart in the radioactive discharge plume 10 miles away from the crippled Fukushima plant. The crew desalinated seawater to use it in cooking, with some crew members developing cancerous diseases and/or becoming blind as a result.

The contamination of the ocean within the 10-mile zone of the nuclear power plant is due to the fact that some of the reactor nuclear decay products made it to the ocean, rather than to the air, as was the case in Chernobyl in 1986. Currents take harmful agents to great distances, so the seafood and fish that are caught in the contaminated currents even in other parts of the world may still prove a health hazard, says the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Maxim Shingarkin.

"Because of the World Ocean currents, the seafood that's caught off the US Pacific coast is more likely to contain radionuclides than the seafood in the Sea of Okhotsk, which is by far closer to Japan. It is these marine products that may find their way to the tables of different countries' residents that pose the gravest danger," he said.

Contaminated fish may have been caught and delivered anywhere. From now on one should bear in mind that it's impossible to check the entire fish catch for radiation. This is what the co-chairman of the Eco-Protection international environmental group, Vladimir Slivyak, says about the situation in a comment.

"Russia has been considering setting limits on catching marine products and fish in the Far East. But no restrictions have officially been imposed thus far, to the best of my knowledge. But some moves may eventually be made," he said.

As regards atmospheric contamination, the crippled Fukushima plant radionuclides are known to have reached California and Mexico eight days after the disaster. Russia was unaffected by the propagation of radiation, says Maxim Shingarkin.

"The radioactive discharges to the atmosphere had failed to focus on either the Sea of Okhotsk, or Sakhalin Island, or the Far East, or the Kuril Islands. Besides, radiation transfer through the air has so far posed little or no danger. But let's wait and see, for not all fuel has been removed from the damaged nuclear reactors yet. We can therefore expect atmospheric radiation releases as a result of the heating up of reactors," he said.

It took years in the wake of the Chernobyl accident to draw more accurate conclusions about the scale of radioactive contamination. The situation around Fukushima seems to be pretty much the same, says Vladimir Slivyak, and elaborates.


"We are likely to learn about the detailed consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in a matter of 10 to 15 years. It is clear that a great deal of fisheries, water grass areas and actually anything in the ocean has been contaminated. Fukushima radiation is understandably spreading across the world. It is obvious that large areas have been contaminated in Japan. But it will take years of research to get a more detailed picture of the Fukushima disaster consequences," he said.

Meanwhile, tests in California found that the blue-fin tuna caught in coastal waters were contaminated, according to the globalresearchreport.com portal. The contaminated water has most likely reached the area, since radioactive iodine levels have grown more than 200 times. The level of caesium-137 has also grown along the entire length of the US West Coast, the radioactive caesium was found in local berries and mushrooms. Meanwhile, local residents have reported more frequent bird deaths recently. Radionuclides have made it even to the Alaskan coast, causing a decline in the sockeye populations there. Some experts claim we are yet to see more consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
いまでもカリフォルニア沿岸で獲れるマグロはすべて放射線が含まれている、という結果がglobalresearchreport.com で示されている。褐藻類に含まれる放射性ヨードが200倍以上に増えているため、おそらく汚染水が達したものと見られている。米国西海岸でのイチゴおよびキノコにおけるセシウム137も上昇している。すでに鳥が死亡しているとの報告も地元住民から上がっている。放射性物質はアラスカ海岸へも到達し、ベニザケの数が減少することとなった。専門家の中には、2011年の福島原発事故による結果を更に見ることになるだろうと主張している。(ただ、このような資料はいまだに事故による影響の全貌ではない。)








12 /25 2013


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12 /18 2013
Feeding Hungry Spirits in Vancouver
空腹を癒そうスピリット in バンクーバー

Marisa Babic / Surrey Now
December 13, 2011


Lisa Gregory was packing her son Vinny's lunch into his backpack when a sharp tang crinkled her nose.

Gregory stuck her hand deep into the backpack and quickly discovered the source of the foul odor - four squashed brown paper bags with half eaten, rotting sandwiches.

"I don't like sandwiches," Vinny shrugged in his defense.

Gregory, who struggled with life-threatening anorexia in her teens - she was a skeletal 53 pounds at her lowest ebb - was bothered by her son's waste and "disrespect" for food.

She says something about the situation "clicked" and she decided to teach her son a lesson.

A few days before Christmas, they went to the bank where Gregory made Vinny withdraw $50 from his savings account, a significant amount of cash for a nine-year-old boy.

They spent the money on sandwich supplies.

Gregory, a Surrey resident who owns an event planning business, then put together a team of volunteers who later made piles of sandwiches. After tucking them into lunch bags, festively decorated by Vinny's classmates at Ecole des Voyageurs in Langley, they delivered them to the homeless men and women on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Gregory said the brown-bag lunches were received with gratitude by those down on their on luck.

She believes the experience also enriched her son's life.

"When it comes to this lunch bag program, it was instilling in him the spirit of Christmas - the real spirit of Christmas," she said.

Vinny admits he was nervous about being in such a rough area of town.

"It was scary," he said.

"He hung onto his dad's hand for dear life as they walked down the alley," Gregory added.

Despite his trepidation, it appears that Vinny absorbed the extent of despair and desperation of some people's lives.

"This one guy asked my dad, 'Do you have any dry socks?'"

In that first year, Gregory's Feeding Hungry Spirits campaign distributed 100 bag lunches.

The following year, volunteers added socks and gloves and basic toiletries to the bags.

Now in its third year, Gregory and her team, which has grown to 150 volunteers, expect to distribute about 800 gift bags.

Gregory, of Italian heritage, noted that Christmas for her was always more about family gatherings and good food and drink rather than piles of presents. In fact, gift giving was a modest affair - one gift for each child, with a spending limit on it.

Vinny says spending some time on the mean streets of Vancouver with those who have so little in life makes him appreciate his blessings all the more, especially at Christmastime.

"It's a time to be with your family and appreciate the things you have like a warm home, food and family."



「Some people were so greedy..」






何も変わらない景色 vs 避難しなければならない現実

12 /17 2013
"To my beloved city Tokyo: Thank you and Good-bye"

byby tokyo

To the People of the World:

My name is Shou Kamihara. I'm a ghost writer in Japan. Or should I say, I used to be one. Like the kind Ewan McGregor portrayed in the 2010 movie "Ghost Writer." Essentially I write books for academics, famous authors, actors and actresses and so on, all the while hiding in the shadows as a "ghost." But ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, I felt I couldn't be just a ghost anymore. That's because when I tried to put the events of 3.11 into a book, especially the accident that occurred at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, I couldn't get anyone to give me their cooperation.

For a long time - 30 or 40 years - the electric companies have given out large donations and provided sponsorships. This has created an environment in which academics, authors, and entertainers who received money or want to receive money can't say anything against those companies.

Still, I felt there was a need to write about what happened in Japan, at Fukushima, and the panic that gripped Tokyo. If nobody else is going to write about it, it's up to me. I can't be a ghost. I decided to show myself and publish this book.

I began writing this book in September of the same year as the nuclear accident, 2011, and finally put my pen down in March 2012. Then I immediately put it out for publication at my own expense. I was getting pretty far along in talks with some major domestic publishers. The editing departments supported my efforts and seemed willing to publish. But the people in sales were the exact opposite.

"We can't publish a book like you wrote, about someone who fled Tokyo because they were afraid of the radiation. If we put a book like that out, it would anger our sponsors, and we might lose our income from them. The risk for loss from our sponsors leaving is greater than the possible profits we could make off of the book. We can't publish a book about this sort of thing."

The sponsors they mentioned were mainly those places like real estate agencies, travel agencies, hotels, rail companies, and Disneyland, which have their main bases of operation in the Tokyo area. Of course, all of these companies are in business with their chips on Tokyo, so naturally they'd want to avoid writing a book about Tokyo's nuclear contamination.

I was turned down in the same way by a number of different publishing companies. I was on friendly terms with all of these places, having done business with all of them for more than 10 years. Their decisions caused me to become depressed. But I truly felt that a book needed to be published about the disaster on 3.11 and the Fukushima accident, a book that told the truth without twisting anything. The Japanese mass media - television as well as newspapers - hadn't told the people anything.

"There is no need for immediate evacuation." "There is no immediate threat to human health." "There is no risk to one's health from eating vegetables or meat contaminated by radiation." "We need to send the contaminated rubble from the disaster site to (garbage) incinerators all over the country to be burned. This is the kizuna, the bond, of the Japanese people."

This response of defending the electric companies and dismissing the issue of their responsibility, underestimating the health risks of nuclear radiation, and not caring about whether the citizenry is exposed to radiation or not - in other words, doing nothing to protect the people - has continued in Japan to this day a year and a half later. The elderly, infants, pregnant women and so on are being thrown under the bus so that the electric companies can survive and the politicians can gather votes. As proof that this is the prevailing attitude, despite the fact that in these 18 months four or five workers cleaning up the Fukushima plant have suddenly died, they insist that there is no connection to radiation and there hasn't even been a police investigation.

Precisely because Japan is in this state, I couldn't afford to give up on publishing this book.

Therefore, this book was published at my own expense, meaning I covered all the charges and fees associated with getting it out. This way no one would be able to complain about anything. But the financial burden was considerable, and I can't afford to hold promotions to sell this book to the world like that which a typical author or publisher would. So I advertised over Twitter and spread news about it through word of mouth.

So somehow I finally got this book published, but there are still those in Japanese society who brand those worried about radiation contamination as "abnormal" or "crazy." Aside from those people who use the Internet to get their information from specialists overseas or inspect data from the Chernobyl disaster, most people have no source of information apart from Japanese TV and newspapers. Affected by the psychological drive to rely on "safe, secure" information more than a desire for the truth, they are unable to make the right decisions for their lives and their health. This is remarkable for Tokyo, the central hub of Japan's economy. Contamination there is severe - soil contamination has been measured at between 10,000 and 100,000 becquerels - and contamination is routinely detected in school yards and in front of homes and train stations.

I want to ask the people all around the world who read this book to raise your voices to Japan. Please tell Japan that you want them to protect the elderly, children, and pregnant mothers. As long as there no movement from outside Japan, Japanese people will almost certainly continue to pretend they don't notice the radiation and go on with their lives. Please tell the people of Japan that you wish they'd move west of Tokyo, or even overseas if possible.

I'm thinking that I'd like to make the first part of this book (the prologue) open to the public for free. It's perfectly fine if you'd like to post the entire chapter on your blog, or use quotes to introduce the book over the Internet. Anyway, I'd like for what's happening in Japan, in Tokyo, to be as widely known as possible. I would be happy to see the newspapers, the TV and radio stations, and the publishing companies of the world take notice of this book, and I hope this information spreads all over the globe. Maybe that will lead to a change of heart in the Japanese administration, and they'll begin to place priority on protecting the lives and health of the citizenry. I would be overjoyed if all those people without power or voice who are worried about radiation exposure could move to a place where they don't have to worry anymore.

I don't speak anything but Japanese, so I had this book translated by Mr. White, who was introduced to me by a mutual friend. Though we didn't know anything about each other, he was able to sympathize with the contents of the book and the work moved along smoothly. I'm very thankful for that.

September 13, 2012
On the veranda of our new home in Kure, Hiroshima

Shou Kamihara

I have a cowardly disposition. But, at this time, I thought it was ok to be a coward. I didn’t even mind being called weird. I didn’t care if I was ridiculed for throwing off my social obligations and thinking only of what I could personally gain or lose. I wanted to make moving my family far away from the radiation my first priority. At that time, that was enough. Later on, when my daughters are able to understand the terror of radiation, of what happened on 3/11, it’s enough if they understand that me and my wife thought of their future first and left Tokyo behind. No matter what happens over the coming years, at the least, I want to let my daughters know that we thought of them and did everything we could for their sakes.

"Things you told me" Voice of the migrants















12 /15 2013

Japan’s New ‘Fukushima Fascism’

Harvey Wasserman | December 11, 2013 7:57 am |

Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts.

The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the U.S.

But within Japan, a new State Secrets Act makes such talk punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Taro Yamamoto, a Japanese legislator, says the law “represents a coup d’etat” leading to “the recreation of a fascist state.” The powerful Asahi Shimbun newspaper compares it to “conspiracy” laws passed by totalitarian Japan in the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, and warns it could end independent reporting on Fukushima.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been leading Japan in an increasingly militaristic direction. Tensions have increased with China. Massive demonstrations have been renounced with talk of “treason.”

tokyo shinbun
A dignitary Hitler's right arm testified at the court after the war,
"People do not want war. But it is a leader who makes decision, and it is easy to drag tem in. Just tell them we are going to be attacked from other countries. If they are still against it, just flame them as being unpatriotic.”
Don't be deceived. ~東京新聞 Tokyo Shinbun Newspaper~

But it’s Fukushima that hangs most heavily over the nation and the world.


Tokyo Electric Power has begun the bring-down of hot fuel rods suspended high in the air over the heavily damaged Unit Four. The first assemblies it removed may have contained unused rods. The second may have been extremely radioactive.

But Tepco has clamped down on media coverage and complains about news helicopters filming the fuel rod removal.

Under the new State Secrets Act, the government could ban—and arrest—all independent media under any conditions at Fukushima, throwing a shroud of darkness over a disaster that threatens us all.

By all accounts, whatever clean-up is possible will span decades. The town of Fairfax, CA, has now called for a global takeover at Fukushima. More than 150,000 signees have asked the UN for such intervention.


As a private corporation, Tepco is geared to cut corners, slash wages and turn the clean-up into a private profit center.

It will have ample opportunity. The fuel pool at Unit Four poses huge dangers that could take years to sort out. But so do the ones at Units One, Two and Three. The site overall is littered with thousands of intensely radioactive rods and other materials whose potential fallout is thousands of times greater than what hit Hiroshima in 1945.

Soon after the accident, Tepco slashed the Fukushima workforce. It has since restored some of it, but has cut wages. Shady contractors shuttle in hundreds of untrained laborers to work in horrific conditions. Reuters says the site is heaving infiltrated by organized crime, raising the specter of stolen radioactive materials for dirty bombs and more.

Thousands of tons of radioactive water now sit in leaky tanks built by temporary workers who warn of their shoddy construction. They are sure to collapse with a strong earthquake.


Tepco says it may just dump the excess water into the Pacific anyway. Nuclear expert Arjun Makhijani has advocated the water be stored in supertankers until it can be treated, but the suggestion has been ignored.

Hundreds of tons of water also flow daily from the mountains through the contaminated site and into the Pacific. Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen long ago asked Tepco to dig a trench filled with absorbents to divert that flow. But he was told that would cost too much money.

Now Tepco wants to install a wall of ice. But that can’t be built for at least two years. It’s unclear where the energy to keep the wall frozen will come from, or if it would work at all.

Meanwhile, radiation is now reaching record levels in both the air and water.

The fallout has been already been detected off the coast of Alaska. It will cycle down along the west coast of Canada and the U.S. to northern Mexico by the end of 2014. Massive disappearances of sea lion pups, sardines, salmon, killer whales and other marine life are being reported, along with a terrifying mass disintegration of star fish. One sailor has documented a massive “dead zone” out 2,000 miles from Fukushima. Impacts on humans have already been documented in California and elsewhere.

Without global intervention, long-lived isotopes from Fukushima will continue to pour into the biosphere for decades to come.

The only power now being produced at Fukushima comes from a massive new windmill just recently installed offshore.


Amidst a disaster it can’t handle, the Japanese government is still pushing to re-open the 50 reactors forced shut since the melt-downs. It wants to avoid public fallout amidst a terrified population, and on the 2020 Olympics, scheduled for a Tokyo region now laced with radioactive hot spots. At least one on-site camera has stopped functioning. The government has also apparently stopped helicopter-based radiation monitoring.

A year ago a Japanese professor was detained 20 days without trial for speaking out against the open-air incineration of radioactive waste.

Now Prime Minister Abe can do far worse. The Times of India reports that the State Secrets Act is unpopular, and that Abe’s approval ratings have dropped with its passage.

But the new law may make Japan’s democracy a relic of its pre-Fukushima past.

It’s the cancerous mark of a nuclear regime bound to control all knowledge of a lethal global catastrophe now ceaselessly escalating.






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