Press Release: The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster




The Shiba Park is crowded. Many of the 4,500 participants are protesting for the first time.Easter Sunday in Shiba Park, Tokyo (24/04/2011):
"Never again a nuclear-earthquake!""Stop now, the nuclear power": 4500 participants in this protest demonstrated before the Ministry of Economy and Tepco headquarters



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Here is a press release I found which includes contact numbers for Seiichi Nakate, the gentleman who  stood up so bravely in an effort to get an official clarification of the radiation dose limits set for Fukushima citizens.  It seems these health limits are different for them than for people living elsewhere in Japan. (See that video here). He is also the loving father appealing to the world for help (video here); and he organized the citizens group to put pressure on the government to have a certain corrupt "smile and radiation will not hurt you' man removed from his job as 'radiation health risk advisor' (video here, update here).

I just recently realized he is a common denominator to all these videos, and, curious, set to searching.  More as I find it, including contact information, &c.



Frieden und Sicherheit

The Fukushima Conference 
for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster
2011/04/02

---Press_Release
---Measurement of Radiation at Elementary Schools (Report)
---Radiation Monitoring Results (Table)
---Letter to the governor of Fukushima


Atomkraft - nein, danke

---Press_Release
---Measurement of Radiation at Elementary Schools (Report)
---Radiation Monitoring Results (Table)
---Letter to the governor of Fukushima

"Given that there is little time until school entrance ceremonies, investigations must be started most urgently in order to secure the safety and peace of mind of the children."

Issued by:
The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster
37-1 Watari-aza-Shichishanomiya, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture,
Japan

Representative: Seiichi Nakate, Mobile phone: 080-1678-5562 (Japanese Only)
(For inquiries in English, contact Kazumasa Aoki: 090-7245-7761)



The spokesman from Fukushima: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Economy and Tepco are all in Tokyo. Tokyo has now become a problem (?). Only together can we help children in Fukushima.


March 31, 2011      Press Release
Issued by:
The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster
37-1 Watari-aza-Shichishanomiya, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Representative: Seiichi Nakate, Mobile phone: 080-1678-5562 (Japanese Only)
(For inquiries in English, contact Kazumasa Aoki: 090-7245-7761

Measurement of radiation level in Fukushima

Please check the link for the results of the study.
http://fukurou.txt-nifty.com/fukurou/2011/03/post-8785.html

We are a group of citizens engaged in activities toward recovery from the earthquake and toward minimizing any further damage as soon as possible from this current disaster brought about by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and the subsequent Tokyo Electric Nuclear Power Plant accidents. These we have designated as a nuclear-earthquake disaster.
We have conducted an urgent, simplified study, “Fukushima Prefecture Elementary Schoolyard Ground-Level Radiation Sampling Study” and today provided the report to the Fukushima Prefecture Governor and the Board of Education.
The results of the study indicate that a radiation-contaminated danger zone is developing in the children’s environment much faster than we anticipated. We express our view that in order to secure the safety and peace of mind of the children, it is necessary to urgently investigate the degree of radioactive contamination of schools, particularly of schoolyards, as well as of movement of radiation within the communities and districts, and to take immediate countermeasures.
We have also requested that the prefectural government direct the municipalities to not rush into conducting school entrance ceremonies without being able to consider the impact of this contamination.
Further, in order to make the results of this study widely known among the citizens of the prefecture, we have held a press conference with the hope of enlisting the assistance of the media. I ask for your cooperation in this matter.
It is unlikely that development of danger zones will be limited to the locations investigated in this study.
As we are a small citizen’s group, we lack manpower and are asking for volunteers to assist.
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This document was composed based on material from the Fukushima Conference for Recovery from
the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster.
Kazumasa Aoki (Fukuro-no-Kai / Radiation Measurement Project)


The Citizens Against Fukushima Aging Nuclear Power Plants (Fukuro-no-kai) of the Fukushima Ministry of Culture protesting against the limits set for children. 

March 31, 2011 To: Governor of Fukushima Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture Board of Education

From: The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster
37-1 Watari-aza-Shichishanomiya, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Representative: Seiichi Nakate, Mobile phone: 080-1678-5562 (Japanese Only)
Report on the radiation “Ground Level Sampling Study” in Fukushima Prefecture elementary school yards
You have been working night and day to address the disaster following the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake as well as the nuclear-earthquake disaster accompanying the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accidents. We citizens of the prefecture would also like to work with the prefecture with the belief in our ability to recover and with hope in our hearts as we encourage each other in our communities and workplaces.

For the benefit of the children, who are the future of Fukushima, we have urgently conducted the referenced study.

The conclusion is that we now know that, in order to secure the safety and peace of mind of the children, investigation is urgently needed on the degree of radioactive contamination of schools -- particularly of schoolyards -- as well as of movement of radiation within the communities and districts.

Immediate measures must also be taken.
It is believed that a radiation-contaminated danger zone is developing in the children’s environment much faster than we are anticipating. For the municipalities to rush into conducting their school entrance ceremonies without being able to consider the impact of this contamination could lead to a regrettable error. We ask you to take immediate note of the report and direct the municipalities accordingly.

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This document has been composed based on material from the Fukushima Conference for Recovery
from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster.
Kazumasa Aoki (Fukuro-no-Kai / Radiation Measurement Project)



The Fukuro-no-kai of Fukushima thanked all who support them.


31 March 2011
Report by:
Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster Measurement of Radiation at Elementary Schools
Objective of the Study

We are a group of citizens engaged in activities toward recovery from the earthquake and toward minimizing any further damage as soon as possible from this current disaster brought about by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and the subsequent Tokyo Electric Nuclear Power Plant accidents, which we have designated as a nuclear-earthquake disaster.

“Disaster prevention” must be implemented with the “worst-case scenario” in mind. The failure do so is a major cause of this current nuclear-earthquake disaster. Now is the time that we must urgently move with determination and take new measures and make preparations based on a worst-case situation. “Recovery,” meanwhile, must be made with the belief in the “best-case scenario.” Without that it will not be possible for the citizens of the prefecture to recover without losing hope.

For both of those, deepening understanding of the facts is essential for this nuclearearthquake disaster. We believe what is needed is proactive and fruitful action that is free of the past custom of qualitative debate about “safety” and “crisis.”

It is well known that the younger the age of the person, the more easily radiation can adversely impact their health. For this reason we felt the most urgent matter was to understand the condition of radioactive contamination in schools that are preparing for school entrance ceremonies, particularly of school yards where children play and do sports. A ground level radiation dose sampling study was conducted.

Study methodology
Study date: March 29 ~ 30, 2011
Study sites: Elementary schoolyards in Fukushima city and Kawamata-machi
Measurement method: a portable radiation reader (Geiger Counter) was place at 10 ~ 20 cm above ground.
Radiation dose in elementary schoolyards within Fukushima city
Results of ground-level sampling study:
http://fukurou.txt-nifty.com/fukurou/
Views of the Fukushima Conference 
for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster

The study results were obtained by use of basic/rudimentary sampling methods and the analysis period was short, therefore insufficient to reach a definitive conclusion. Based on the results which indicate a particular trend, however, and information from other material, we express the following views:

1. From information made public by Fukushima Prefecture, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Cabinet Office, the Japan Meteorological Agency, and Tokyo Electric Power, the radiation dose measured in this study is radiation that escaped into the atmosphere in the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident and has fallen to the ground mainly through rain and snow, etc.

2. The difference in measurements between schools is thought to derive from possibly significant differences in the amount of radioactive substances that had fallen due to impact of topology, altitude, or weather; due to the subsequent movement of the radioactive matter; or both.

3. From the significant difference in measurements between the detection points, it is speculated that the radioactive matter that had fallen to the surface may be pooling. It is possible that the radioactive substances moving along the ground surface are creating areas of particularly high radiation dose – a so called “radiation pool (a small hotspot).” 

4. When taking into consideration the tendency of younger people to be more susceptible to damage to their health from radiation, the significant individual differences in behavior patterns at schools, and the impact of internal exposure, further careful investigation is needed on the current state of contamination as well as the state of radiation movement. Depending on the results, cleaning and removal and other local decontamination should be expected.

5. Given that there is little time until school entrance ceremonies, investigations must be started most urgently in order to secure the safety and peace of mind of the children. Continued investigations should be expected depending on the future state of the accidents and movement of the radioactive material.
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The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster 
37-1 Watari-aza-Shichishanomiya, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 
(Representative: Seiichi Nakate)



Loud protest outside the headquarters of Tepco.


31 March 2011
Report by:
Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster Measurement of Radiation at Elementary Schools
Objective of the Study

We are a group of citizens engaged in activities toward recovery from the earthquake and toward minimizing any further damage as soon as possible from this current disaster brought about by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and the subsequent Tokyo Electric Nuclear Power Plant accidents, which we have designated as a nuclear-earthquake disaster.

“Disaster prevention” must be implemented with the “worst-case scenario” in mind. The failure do so is a major cause of this current nuclear-earthquake disaster. Now is the time that we must urgently move with determination and take new measures and make preparations based on a worst-case situation. “Recovery,” meanwhile, must be made with the belief in the “best-case scenario.” Without that it will not be possible for the citizens of the prefecture to recover without losing hope.

For both of those, deepening understanding of the facts is essential for this nuclearearthquake disaster. We believe what is needed is proactive and fruitful action that is free of the past custom of qualitative debate about “safety” and “crisis.”

It is well known that the younger the age of the person, the more easily radiation can adversely impact their health. For this reason we felt the most urgent matter was to understand the condition of radioactive contamination in schools that are preparing for school entrance ceremonies, particularly of school yards where children play and do sports. A ground level radiation dose sampling study was conducted.

Study methodology
Study date: March 29 ~ 30, 2011
Study sites: Elementary schoolyards in Fukushima city and Kawamata-machi
Measurement method: a portable radiation reader (Geiger Counter) was place at 10 ~ 20 cm above ground.
Radiation dose in elementary schoolyards within Fukushima city
Results of ground-level sampling study:
http://fukurou.txt-nifty.com/fukurou/
Views of the Fukushima Conference 
for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster

The study results were obtained by use of basic/rudimentary sampling methods and the analysis period was short, therefore insufficient to reach a definitive conclusion. Based on the results which indicate a particular trend, however, and information from other material, we express the following views:

1. From information made public by Fukushima Prefecture, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Cabinet Office, the Japan Meteorological Agency, and Tokyo Electric Power, the radiation dose measured in this study is radiation that escaped into the atmosphere in the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident and has fallen to the ground mainly through rain and snow, etc.

2. The difference in measurements between schools is thought to derive from possibly significant differences in the amount of radioactive substances that had fallen due to impact of topology, altitude, or weather; due to the subsequent movement of the radioactive matter; or both.

3. From the significant difference in measurements between the detection points, it is speculated that the radioactive matter that had fallen to the surface may be pooling. It is possible that the radioactive substances moving along the ground surface are creating areas of particularly high radiation dose – a so called “radiation pool (a small hotspot).” 

4. When taking into consideration the tendency of younger people to be more susceptible to damage to their health from radiation, the significant individual differences in behavior patterns at schools, and the impact of internal exposure, further careful investigation is needed on the current state of contamination as well as the state of radiation movement. Depending on the results, cleaning and removal and other local decontamination should be expected.

5. Given that there is little time until school entrance ceremonies, investigations must be started most urgently in order to secure the safety and peace of mind of the children. Continued investigations should be expected depending on the future state of the accidents and movement of the radioactive material.
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The Fukushima Conference for Recovery from the Nuclear-Earthquake Disaster 
37-1 Watari-aza-Shichishanomiya, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 
(Representative: Seiichi Nakate)


Source: www.doam.org  
Translated with some help from google translate.





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What would you think of a makeover? 


Something like this

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Best Explanation of Why The Banks Are Getting Away With It





Michael Rivero, webmaster of What Really Happened, did write the "best explanation I have seen on why the Banks are getting away with fraud":


What happened is simple. Congress members were invested in the Wall Street Firms behind the Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud; the biggest financial swindle since the Great South Seas Bubble of 1721. Congress passed an $8000 first-time home-buyer credit to lure more suckers into the scam, to front load the fraud with fresh mortgages of questionable worth, and raked in huge profits from the "tulip mania" sales of the MBS. 

Then the scam fell apart. Foreign banks and investment companies (and indeed entire nations) were brought to the edge of ruin by the fraud and demanded that Wall Street refund their money. Wall Street does not like to surrender profits, even ill-gotten ones, and neither does the Congress. So Congress voted for the "bailouts", which are actually buy-backs, to use public money (and more funds borrowed from the Federal Reserve) to purchase back the bad paper and cover the credit swaps, dropping the costs of the scam onto the American people. This was done despite 90% of the American people opposing the use of tax money to save the bankers form their own reckless behaviors. (Can you say "Taxation without representation?") 

At the same time, in 2008, the White House set a policy that nobody on Wall Street was going to be investigated or charged for this fraud, because inevitably the scandal would envelope all the members of the Congress who had their personal fortunes tied up in the swindle. Obama had Tim Geithner go up to New York to intercede with NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to make certain no Wall Street CEOs were investigated in connection with the mortgage-backed Securities scam. (That is obstruction of justice). 

During the Bush administration, and accelerating under Obama, tax incentives were created for corporations that encouraged the offshoring of high-paying jobs to other countries. Americans, stripped of their ability to pay their mortgages, became easy prey for banks, who needed the entire value of the foreclosed homes on their balance sheets to stay solvent as the cash flowed out the door to buy back all the fraudulent investment bundles. 

In other words, the government took your jobs so the banks could take your homes to save themselves from going to prison for the crimes that made themselves and Congress incredibly rich. 

Any questions?


h/t to Sherriequestioningall because I missed it the first time.



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Fukushima:
Citizen Uncovers
Secret, Unjust
Gov't Double Standard?



Must-see. Nakate is a brave and determined man and a loving Parent.  He has been fighting for the health and just treatment of himself,  his family, and the other Citizens of Fukushima Prefecture seemingly willfully neglected since the nuclear crisis began on 3/11.


This video documents what he uncovered, with a simple question, about the official policy toward evacuees.  


Must see.  Please repost, retweet, relink, &c.



hat tip to mirrorthis2010 of wat.tv.

please see also 


and 
a corrupt health official the Citizen Group organized against and what happened to him.

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Is Fukushima An America Syndrome?

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Still image from a May 22 drone flyover




by Johanna Faust

dedicated to Corporanon
and the abolishment of Corporate Personhood Worldwide


In the following excerpt, the emphasis is my own -- bold for the relevant passages, and red for the statements that indicate a questionable rhetorical stance, one which I will subsequently attempt to unpack.


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Just a look at the bit quoted by Google shows that something has gone horribly wrong.


In fact, a look at the first hundred hits -- well, as far as I know, since you may have a different first hundred hits, I took the liberty of another screenshot, to your right.   I won't mess with this one;  Click to view -- click again to enlarge.  Or just Let Me Google That For You.

Looks like a China Syndrome to me.

But not to Time. What evidence it does present is by no means presented as conclusive: Time, as main stream a media as there is, considers -- and thus, by the subliminal logic of propaganda, the informed individual -- you -- should consider its title question one that remains decidedly open.  

There is, in reality, a wealth of indication that a melt-through has occured.  A wealth.

There is, for instance, that article in the Guardian -- 

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Or why not lets go ask Tokyo Electric?


Press Release (May 15,2011)
The Reactor Core Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1


...As a result, we estimate that "regarding the Unit 1, nuclear fuel pellets
have melted, falling to the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel at a
relatively early stage after the tsunami reached the station."

Read more



Time almost immediately calls the evidence into question, an underhanded move, since with very modest effort a case could have, should have, would easily have been made.  Much is omitted:


Was Fukushima a China Syndrome?

by EBEN HARRELL 
Monday, May 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

... a molten nuclear reactor core could could fission its way through its containment vessel, melt through the basement ...down into the earth ...enter the soil and water table and cause huge contamination in the crops and drinking water.... And [this] might just have happened at Fukushima.

Last week... Tepco... made an alarming discovery: virtually all the fuel in the core had melted down.... [and was] either at the bottom of the pressure vessel, or in the basement below or possibly even outside the containment building. Engineers don't know for sure.... 

[snip]

Many experts say a full-blown China syndrome is unlikely... 

[snip]

But assuming a worst case scenario hasn't occurred... 


And what is not omitted, is glossed over.  All is in doubt.  Nothing is sure.  Sanity returned only with the comments.  The first of them, (either it was the very first comment, or perhaps it was the most popular), put it best: 

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The China Syndrome, a term for the worst of all possible nuclear scenarios.  Perhaps, (to paraphrase both David Lochbaum, and my dear friend Corporanon, two engineers who arrived at this quip independently of one another) it ought to be renamed the America syndrome.  This has a certain aptness to it, as it would seem America has exported its corporate opportunism and greed most efficiently.  Or did we inherit it?

I used to not believe in hell, when I was younger. Before I studied this world.  Before I started following the news.

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Certainly with respect to nuclear power the ancestral lines owe much to American, uh, ingenuity: An obscene lack of regard for life, for honor, for the future, has become the standard against which the operating procedures of the Nuclear Industry are measured the world over.  It would be a mistake, however, to assume this would not have come about no matter the society initially its harbinger, and in any case it would be irrelevant.

Also irrelevant is the answer to the tempting question of whether corporate cruelty and indifference is truly opportunistic.  Despite the fact that the answer is clearly 'no.'  Despite the fact that all the profits ever earned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, ALL OF THEM AND MORE, will not equal the liability incurred by the 3/11/11 'accident' at their Fukushima-Daiichi facility.  When all the costs are included and totaled for the entire length of time that they will be incurred -- all of them -- it appears, at least to me, obvious that nuclear power is not a business in which one 'breaks even.'  I could not comprehend how it could ever have been thought profitable. And yet the 'bottom line' of corporate profit is understood to be the driving force.  

On this consideration alone, the account does not balance -- worse, arrears mean pestilence, famine, death, for many many more people than received benefit of the power generated.  For much, much longer. 

Who would willingly trade their livelihood,  abandon their house forever but plan to be gone only a few days, poison their food, their air, their water, themselves and their children for many generations  -- for twelve thousand dollars?  That is how much TepCo is paying evacuees.  Twelve thousand dollars.

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Nuclear fuel generates power for about six years.  

It must be paid attention to, and remains deadly in minute quantities, to all life, for thousands of years thereafter.

Spent nuclear fuel will require human attention constantly for longer than recorded human history.  Without this attention, deadly accidents are thoroughly and entirely predictable. Without this attention, they are to be EXPECTED.  Without a constant, skilled, and careful attention, accidents that poison the environment, that cannot be meaningfully addressed, remediated, or perhaps even permanently contained,  are GUARANTEED.  

We know this, and yet one hears corporate executives whining like irresponsible children, that no one could have predicted, that no one could have expected, that there was no way they could have known.  
One could prove otherwise.  One could prove their logic flawed.  One could prove their profits already spent, their bankruptcy assured, with the money infinitesimally insufficient to even begin to 'pay' their debt  --

One would be wasting one's effort.

I used to not believe in hell, when I was younger.  Such sins as these become mighty convincing.  And they are not, strictly speaking, arguments at all.

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Related:

Ask anyone who thinks it didn't get out to see for themselves: 
View drone flyby here.  View slowed down details here.
Both are part of an earlier post:
About That Slag Melting Through The Rubble At Fukushima
Download  video featuring molten fuel.  
Download zipped file of stills here.

Read more of the Time Article.











A China Syndrome by another name
would spread as far, would melt as deep
would sicken, poison, kill the same
despite the rules you'd have it keep.

別の名前で中国症候群
限り風の中で 広がる として
限り 溶かすのとして地球
をもたらすだろう、毒と死のちょうど同じ食べ物
ルールやロジック男を記憶に注意を払うしないだろう

(original verse with apologies for the translation in ignorance)










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