Fukushima Radiation News – December 1st, 2013

December 1st, 2013

(WhatIsRadiation) – A Radiation Protection Checklist

Measures you can take to protect yourself and your family. Starting immediately, anyone can start a basic radio-protective program at minimal cost, as follows. Due to bio-concentration, eating lower on the food chain is recommended. Read More Here

(Youtube) – Video: First lot of spent fuel removed from reactor4 pool on 11/26/2013 – Video Link Here

(JapanTimes) – Skepticism engulfs secrecy bill

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government rammed the controversial state secrecy bill through the Lower House last week, what seemed to become evident is that even his Cabinet ministers lack a coherent understanding of the content, breeding even more skepticism among the public. Read More Here

(DailyBeast) – Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers

An ominous new bill in Japan, on its way to becoming law, would give the government expanded powers to classify nearly anything as a secret and intimidate the press into silence.

The best way to deal with foul smelling things is to put a lid over them (臭いものに蓋をする)–Japanese proverb Read More Here

(FaireWinds) – Video: Giving Thanks – Arnie Gunderson

Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen talks to us about those who fought the nuclear fires during the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, and how thankful we should be for their personal sacrifice.

Giving Thanks from Fairewinds Energy Education on Vimeo.

(NuclearNews) – Fukushima – Children should not play here for more than one hour because of radiation

The fallout from the accident are called ” radiation environment” as if they were natural .

There are differences between the official level of radiation in the air after decontamination and levels detected by personal dosimeter Read More Here

(NTD.TV) – Street Artist Makes a Sticky Issue out of Japan Radiation

This man’s stickers are one of the few visual signs of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Known only as “281 Anti-nuke”, he has covered Tokyo streets in stencils depicting prime ministers as vampires and children shielding from radioactive rain. View More Here

(WSJ) – Fukushima Watch: Some Power Companies in Black without Nuclear Restarts

The latest earnings show that many of Japan’s major utilities generated a profit in the first half of this fiscal year, even without the help of their nuclear power plants. Read More Here

(Kyodo) – Newspapers across Japan blast state secrecy bill in editorials

Newspapers across Japan took aim at the government’s secrecy bill after its passage through the lower house Tuesday, with most saying parliamentary debate was insufficient and slamming the legislation for restricting the right to know and other areas they see as problematic.

“We must say it was a high-handed act by sheer force of numbers,” Read More Here

(PovertyCure) – Video: Women of Fukushima

Synopsis for Women of Fukushima:

Over a year since three reactors went into meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a broad, disparate anti-nuclear movement is growing in Japan. Nowhere is that more apparent, perhaps, than in Fukushima prefecture, where a group of local women boldly protest the deafening silence of the Japanese government over the worst nuclear accident of this century. Largely ignored by their own media, these brave women brush aside their cultural shyness and share their brutally honest views on the state of the cleanup, the cover-ups, the untruths and the stagnant political climate in today’s Japan. Supported with rare footage from inside the exclusion zone, as well as from abandoned neighboring towns, the Women of Fukushima (“Fukushima no Onnatachi”) offers startlingly candid insights, in the women’s own voices, about what has become of their lives, homes, and families in the aftermath of 3/11.

Trailer:

Film:

Statement from director Paul Johannessen

The full ramifications of the aftermath of the disaster that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011 will take decades to unfold. Having shifted from the initial visceral drama to a more long-term, almost invisible threat, there is a real risk that the situations faced by residents of Fukushima Prefecture will simply vanish from the radar screens of the world’s media (or, in the case of Japanese media, remain non-existent). To this day, as a result of the meltdowns, children can’t play outside, families are breaking up, and women are even having abortions for fear of genetic damage to their unborn children. Hope is hard to come by in Fukushima.

However, after meeting a group of outspoken local women, we were compelled to capture their spirit and stories. These Japanese women, traditionally shy and quiet, have taken their anger, anxiety, frustration and loss of hope, and turned it into a rallying call to move forward to change Japan and the world into a safer place for our children. Their resilience and honesty in the face of the Japanese government’s lies and complacency compelled us to provide a platform for them to speak their minds. The results surprise, shock and inspire.

Our motivation for making this film was to ensure that an international audience could witness the honesty and courage of these women, who have dared to speak up where others have remained silent.

Source: Poverty Cure

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