Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout… A Mother’s Response


Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

A CALL TO ACTION: Facts are facts. There have been at least three major nuclear power disasters to date:  Three Mile Island in 1979, Chernobyl in 1986, and Fukushima Daiichi in 2011. Radioactive fallout has extremely long term consequences. There are also many smaller nuclear accidents and near misses every year.  Do we wait for another major nuclear catastrophe, or do we act now?

The world changed dramatically on March 11, 2011.  Fukushima Daiichi’s unprecedented THREE nuclear meltdowns and continuing deadly radioactive fallout signaled that Japan and the world would be forever changed.  Previously I had learned much about radioactive waste issues while working for Greenpeace in the US.  I also studied holistic nutrition and worked in the nutrition field before becoming a mother.  I used to think it was a bit of an unusual resume leap, going from radioactive waste to then nutrition and motherhood, but on March 11, 2011 those worlds collided and bonded together. What my experiences brought to the table was startling clear: radioactive fallout from nuclear power and food do not mix, and innocent children are especially at risk.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP:These days the publishing world shifts responsibility primarily to the new author for not only creating the book but for distribution as well. I’m appealing to the good people here on Indiegogo to help raise $9,000 for this campaign. As a contributor, you will a) help to create a national advertising campaign and materials to provide a platform for myself and others to speak out on this urgent issue; b) a print edition for bookstores around the US in conjunction with the PR campaign and c) seed money to research the companion book to “Silence Deafening..” on mindful health in a Fukushima world.

Here is what one notable expert had to say about my book: "Platitudes about ‘permissible doses’ cannot take away parental responsibility and non-monitoring of fallout by the government does not make the problem go away! Thank God for mothers like Kimberly!" ~ Rosalie Bertell, PhD, GNSH founder of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health (IICPH), former consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and HealthCanada (More endorsements at www.silencedeafening.com)

We ALL have the power to do something. I turned to the Internet in April of 2011 and created a petition calling for food monitoring of radioactive fallout from Fukushima that has continued to generate thousands of signatures and which led to the formation of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network. http://www.change.org/petitions/urgent-fukushima-radioactive-fallout-food-safety-petition People have often asked, “Why don’t we see this on the news?” That’s a very good question! One of the few reporters who have faithfully followed the story recently asked the same question. He thinks that the issue intimidates most reporters, but with so much at risk we can’t allow this to continue http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2012/05/29/should-we-hide-low-dose-radiation-exposures-from-the-public/

"Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout…A Mother’s Response", shares key information that will help inform readers who may not realize the considerable dangers and consequences of a nuclear power society, while at the same time providing powerful tools for transitioning to a safer world. It explains in lay terms how we got here, and why and how we so urgently need to get out. "Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout…A Mother’s Response" is now available for download on Amazon for Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, Sony, Kobo, apps, and more. A print version is available here https://www.createspace.com/3892548   and on Amazon.com

Here are some links for further reading. You’ll find more by clicking the “gallery” tab.http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/UCBAirSampling/MilkSampling ,http://www.naturalnews.com/036022_Fukushima_radiation_food_supply.htmlhttp://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Japan-s-radiation-found-in-California-bluefin-tuna-3591176.php

Thank you for being a part of this important campaign. The very act of reading this message and sharing it with others (share the widget link below the pitch video)  enables awareness to grow exponentially.  Thank you for helping to break the silence.   

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