Published on Sep 28, 2012 by 

Source video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiRj7yo5w2E

Ace Hoffman:
Dear Sleepy Public,

We tried to warn you. We really did! We tried soooo hard to warn you about something like Fukushima Daiichi! But you didn’t listen.

Well — unless you live in Northern Japan — YOU get a second chance! Please listen this time!

In this video, a couple of Southern California activists discuss San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and Ace Hoffman displays some of his nuke-related internet animations, which prove that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe was predicted and expected, and that similar accidents at other nuclear power plants are inevitable unless we shut the power plants down for good.

Nuclear power is a failed “experiment” which has cost too many lives and caused too much harm. The nuclear industry has had too many failures, too many times. They have not kept their promises. They have obfuscated the facts.

The National Academy of Sciences published a book about Chernobyl last year (2010) indicating nearly a million deaths from that accident. Fukushima will probably exceed that. (Yesterday, March 29th, 2011, it was reported that one reactor core at Fukushima has melted through its pressure vessel. This is an ongoing tragedy at this time (and will be for the rest of eternity).)

Another Fukushima/Chernobyl can happen in an instant at ANY nuclear power plant anywhere in the world. And as for the new “safer” designs for reactors? Forget them too!

Ace Hoffman is also the author of The Code Killers, a free download:
http://www.acehoffman.org

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Some of the images in this video were supplied by Marsha Joyner. Activists shown speaking are Jerry Collamer and Gary Headrick, San Clemente Green. Our thanks to everyone who has helped with this video and the software products demonstrated, including Beyond Nuclear, NIRS/WISE and many other organizations. We support them but cannot possibly list them all here!

Please tell your friends to watch this video!

Please tell your friends to tell their friends to watch this video!

Together we can end this nightmare before it gets any worse.

Who really needs any uranium or carbon based energy?

Prof Mitsuhei Murata: A Plea for a Total Ban on the Use of Nuclear Energy “Ignoring the conditions of the Fukushima nuclear reactors continue to be promoted at home and abroad. Fukushima must not be forgotten. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are no less dreadful than atomic bombs. Nuclear reactors are potential “super bombs.” NO SINGLE WEAPON can compete with the potential damage that can be caused by Fukushima unit 4.”

This is a 60 minute film that may save your life. If you, like me, live on the West Coast of the USA, it’s probably too late, and you may as well just go on in your ignorance. Then again, if you care about your self or others you love, you may want to spend one hour of your life to grasp the full scope of our common situation. 

Nobel: I’m very concerned, as many scientist are, because elevated levels of radioactive contamination has been detected throughout Japan — and which is almost even worse, is that also in Hawaii and in the Western United States, particularly in the water and milk sources. […]

[…] a co-founder and former Chairman of the Nobel Charitable Trust, and most commonly known for his part in developing the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). […] Dr. Nobel is a consultant on energy issues and gives regular keynote lectures on the subject. He serves as a guest professor at the Solutions Science Research Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Japan, one of the world’s foremost institutions in its field. […]

Ralph Nader on fighting the complete corporate takeover of the U.S. Congress and White House + Dr. Caldicott’s speech  

Fukushima plant “to keep contaminating the Pacific Ocean for the rest of time” if fuel can’t be removed — No good solution, must constantly pump out water from under buildings 

Arnold Gundersen with another update on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima disaster

Arnie Gundersen

Gundersen

This week, Dr. Caldicott brings on nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen to update readers on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima meltdowns and what is happening with nuclear power in other parts of the world. Longer show description to follow. As background, listen to earlier conversations with Gundersen (starting with April 1, 2011), which can be found on the Archives page.

Read the August 2012 news articles Study: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Caused Mutant Butterflies and Grassroots Power Pushing Japan Towards Nuclear-Free Future . And visit Fairewinds.org, the website of Gundersen’s organization, for more information.

 

The Conventions do not matter in 2012. The Republican Convention is over, and soon the Democratic Convention will be over as well. They do not matter. What matters?

What matters is that Cesium 134 from Fukushima has entered the food chain in California, the food basket of America.  

For the first time in the history of the world, gamma radiation has been unleashed into the environment of our planet, from the fission out side any containment, and this is on going at Fukushima. Soon no human will be able to approach the mess, to do anything to stop what is already unleashed. The genie is out of the bottle.

There is a plutonium plum on the way to North America.

This is the only thing that matters.

This is beyond the scope of national security. This has now entered the realm of the survival of humanity.

"WOW SHE made it so nice" - Kevin Blanch

The USA murdered the atomic veterans…. 

ATOMIC VETERANS,

ATOMIC VETERANS,

ATOMIC VETERANS….

Drafted, kids, American Kids, drafted, set up, murdered…..

40,000 killed by the atomic tests, as human guinea pigs… 

Fed LSD to try to kill their memories of the blasts…

blasts (plural)

Died of leukemia… all 40,000 died of leukemia.

Leukemia….

Just like all that were and are being exposed at Fukushima….

Genocide of American Citizens!

Genocide of the Japanese People…. 

G E N O C I D E ! ! ! 

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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The Fukushima nuclear disaster released massive amounts of radioactive materials which were transported across the island-nation and around the world.  More than 15 months after the onset of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, radioactive materials are continuing to pile up in Japan with nowhere to go and no end in sight.

Far from a stable situation, a closer look at the continuing track record shows erratic knee-jerk decision making, callous and out of touch leadership, and many haphazard assumptions which have had significant impact upon the already affected evacuees and stressed out and tiring municipal officials.  Decontamination efforts around the nation are constantly undergoing drastic changes, and details change every time the government experts release instructions on decontamination.

Some parts of the response are so “fluid” they could also be interpreted as “polar”, like the recent work by TEPCO workers and government officials to speed up the removal of spent fuel from Reactor 4 after assuring its absolute safety in inspection after inspection, and multiple operations to shore up the decrepit structure.

All parties in the debate are defending their own enormous stakes in the outcome, and the Japanese government and nuclear industry are working to provide a unified message of safety and control.  This is having a tremendous impact not only on the affected regions, but the neighboring areas as well.

The communication and ties between local and national government agencies are breaking down under the strain, and the distance between the citizens and its leaders seems now farther apart than it has in decades.  Protest rallies across the nation and most notably in Tokyo, have rapidly grown in size despite the unbearably hot summer and police barricades.

Japanese government’s annual economic report, which was released this week shows that roughly 40,000 more people left the three worst-hit prefectures than moved there during the last year.  The government report sounds the alarm and stresses that the future rebuilding efforts need to be stepped up, warning that a plummeting population could undermine the foundations of the region’s economy.

The report says significantly fewer student-age residents want to stay in the affected areas.  Many of them are leaving to seek new jobs and new lives in neighboring prefectures.  It seems that Prime Minister Noda’s vow to “lead the decontamination efforts” has proven to be another fickle attempt to distract citizens from his more pressing efforts of tax reform and restarting nuclear power plants.

The solution is not as easy as it may sound as the Japanese government is under critical pressure to make decontamination efforts more effective and more efficient.  The Environment Ministry had been previously working to have many areas to be fully cleaned by March 2014, but that target date now seemingly impossible to achieve as the agency has not even developed decontamination plans for six of the eleven municipalities located in a no-entry zone.

Decontamination vs. Recontamination

Many areas which were decontaminated last fall have been found to have returned to the same levels of radiation only a few short months later and prevent inhabitation.  There are still no dates for when many of the residents can return home to areas in the northeastern prefecture of Japan.

This week the government has started the first decontamination projects in one of the former no-entry zones around Tamura City.  The lack of response has meant local residents are required to volunteer to aid in the decontamination efforts, and even forced the government to hire private contractors to perform decontamination work, which increases the risk to both the workers and the communities themselves.

A more startling fact may be that the Ministry has not been able to acquire enough space for temporary storage of contaminated soil and other waste.  The government had planned to build temporary storage sites around the Fukushima Daiichi site to store the waste until its final disposal, but is facing fierce opposition from the locals in response to the central governments vaguely defined and evasive efforts.

Evasive you say?  The central government has not requested or required any reports on the status of acquiring adequate storage space, and what progress has been made, effectively demonstrating their willingness to abandon such details to the locals to sort out.

This is no assertion.  It is an admitted fact when central government officials have forced to weigh in.  “With the exception of regions under the state’s direct jurisdiction, we’ve been asking municipalities to conduct (decontamination) independently,” a ministry official in charge reported to the Japan Times.

In fact, the Ministry has declined multiple requests from local officials to send experts and representatives to public meetings with residents, to help and explain the need and work to obtain approval for storage sites, saying they were too busy.

Another example of these controversial decisions which has generated contention came about after being unable to secure storage locations, which forced central government officials to come up with a new plan, which was ultimately called “upside-down” storage, merely turning the soil and pushing the topsoil further down.

This however, has been harshly criticized and respondents often perceive it as an ineffective and altogether inadequate response, and feel that the central government is trying to distance itself from many of the responsibilities and involvement in the massive decontamination effort.

“We have asked the Environment Ministry why the policy has been changed, but all we got was a vague response,” an official at the Kashiwa Municipal Government in Chiba said.

“This is simply a measure to reduce (radiation),” an official in the deserted Fukushima village of Katsurao angrily said. “It’s nothing more than an attempt to conceal radioactive substances.”

Large amounts of radiation are still being released every hour from the crippled reactors and contamination is spreading over the land, but the cumulative effect is showing now like molasses slowly moving across a flat surface.

Over 125 miles away from Fukushima Daiichi, bags of contaminated soil are piled in garbage dumps, a sign of the last ditch attempts to deal with a situation spiraling out of control.  Local municipal officials said they consulted with the Environment Ministry but received no concrete instructions on how to deal with the situation.

Some areas, like Minamisoma, a city in Fukushima Prefecture are now re-examining their decontamination commitments, as they are unable to continue progress towards the goal while creating mountains of radioactive waste which must be monitored, tested, and hopefully moved away from populated areas.

Many urban areas in Chiba Prefecture have resorted to burying contaminated soil after being unable to find storage areas, but local officials are possibly more concerned about the collection and disposal of contaminated mud from roadside ditches thought to be far more radioactive than what has been collected to this point.