Creating Waves of Awareness
Actual News Reel Interspersed with Tongue-In-Cheek Movie Clips
to Highlight The Degree Of Danger
On March 11, 2011, reactors 1, 2, and 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility completely melted just hours after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit. It feels like the damage to the environment will last many centuries
From day one, I've been saying to 'get out of town!" Move all people away from this area. Initially, the first day of nuclear meltdown, we now know core meltdown and radiation leaks, meant all living organisms within a great radius would be effected with radiation sickness, and possibly cancer and death.
I have written about the now declared "Dead Zone" but I do not think the officials go far enough or delineate the true extent of the radiation's reach and disaster.
When the people continue to purchase and eat any food or drinks from within this area, they will be contaminated.
In an interview conducted prior to the release of the new report, Ichiro Ozawa told the WSJ that areas around Fukushima were already becoming completely "uninhabitable." He also suggested that as it currently stands, much of the rest of the country, including Tokyo, could suffer the same fate if nothing is done to properly and effectively contain the situation.
ITALY TAKES PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Linda Gunter in Beyond Nuclear in Italian with subtitles
Tim Flanagin is an expert in Geiger Counters, he discusses a nationwide network he has organised and also brings to light some domestic forms of radiation.
Watch This Excellent Video and Take Notes
RADIATION LEAKS WILL LAST A YEAR OR MORE
Tokyo (CNN) -- A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers of finding cesium contaminated meat and farm feed-hay from Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets. Officials assuaged the population that the amount of radiation would not be harmful.
The radiation discovered and measured was definitely above acceptable limits.
The feed hay radiation levels detected at up to 57 times higher than the ceiling set by the Japanese government. Can we be content with farmers self checking their farm animals and food stuffs? The Fukushima Prefectural government plans to inspect 2,800 by the end of the month. Although no immediate health reaction has been reported, we shall only know the truth over time. I have provided below information about Chernobyl fallout effects upon birds as a comparison of potential ecosystem damage from on-going leaks.
Dr. Dave DeSante is the founder of the Institute for Bird Population in Point Reyes, California. After the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl passed over the U.S. West Coast in the spring of 1986 his research uncovered a severe die-off of young birds. Later, researchers Gould and Goldman duplicated his results with human mortality data from both the U..S. and Germany.
The young, the old, and those with weak immune systems were the main casualties - an estimated over forty-thousand in all. In mid-March of 2011, as the nuclear disaster in Japan deepens by the day, scientific predictions of fallout again crossing the Pacific are being made. In this in depth interview EON producers Mary Beth Brangan and Jim Heddle ask Dr. DeSante to explain his findings and their implications for today.
The Condor, published by the Cooper Ornithological Society, is one of the two most prestigious peer-reviewed ornithological journals published in North America, the other being The Auk, published by the American Ornithologists' Union. DeSante & Geupel (1987) was the runner-up to the 1991 H. R. Painton Award for the best paper appearing in The Condor in the previous four years. DeSante and Geupel (1987) showed that the number of young birds produced in 1986 at the Palomarin Field Station near Bolinas, CA, was 62.3% below the previous ten-year mean and fell well outside the relationship between annual rainfall and productivity established during the previous ten years. The timing of the reproductive failure, its geographical extent in California, and the landbird species most affected are all consistent with the following hypothesis: that the greatly elevated levels of radioactive iodine from the massive April 26, 1986, Chernbyl nuclear plant accident that fell-out over portions of northern California coincident with rainfall on May 6, 1986, were responsible for the landbird reproductive failure by adversely affecting the thyroids and, thus, the development of the young birds during their first nine-twelve days after hatching while they were being fed by their parents in their nests.
Deadly Deceit: Low-level Radiation, High-level Cover-up
The major findings presented by Gould & Goldman in Deadly Deceit revolve around statistical estimates of excess deaths following Chernobyl and other releases of radiation, and indicate that low-level radiation from fallout from nuclear testing and from nuclear reactors may have done far more damage to humans and other living things than previously thought. In particular, they show that the arrival of radiation in the U.S. in early May, 1986, from the Chernobyl disaster "was followed almost immediately by an extraordinary force of mortality, amounting to perhaps 40,000 excess deaths in the summer months, especially in the month of May." Also, please note that Chapter 3 of Deadly Deceit, titled "Silent Summer" and authored by Kate Millpointer, is a lay person's account of the story behind DeSante & Geupel (1987).
NYT | July 18, 2011 Radiation Tainted Beef Continues
CNN | Officials Continue to Downplay The Serious Effects of Radiation in Meat
A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers Tuesday after cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested.
Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge of consumer affairs and food-safety, said he hoped to head off any overreactions.
"If we were to eat the meat everyday, then it would probably be dangerous," Hosono said at a news conference Tuesday. "But if it is consumed only in small portions, I don't think it would have any long-lasting effects on the human body."