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It’s been 4 years, and clean-up of the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues with the long term damage still unclear.
The Abe government and the power utilities monopoly want to restart the nuclear reactors. This is despite broad public opposition in Japan. Greenpeace along with local groups have been successful in keeping Japan’s nuclear reactors offline for the last 18 months.
With your help, we can keep it that way.
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Fukushima – who wants the contaminated soil and debris, etc?
“massive amounts of radioactively contaminated water continue to flow into the Pacific Ocean and no solution exists for safely containing the ongoing accumulation of radioactive debris contaminating the prefecture… Attempts to clean up the once fertile farmland surrounding the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site are seen along road after road in huge trash bag bundles stacked like fortresses. These bundles contain the radioactive top layer of soil, branches, bushes, and other land debris slowly being cleared in a futile effort to decontaminate the soil and possibly make the prefecture habitable again. More than 70,000 of these debris-laden sites are spread throughout the Fukushima Prefecture with no permanent method for disposal of this waste that is temporarily stuffed into deteriorating trash bags littering the once fertile and pristine countryside.” – See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/fukushima-meltdown-4-years-later/
Tsunami debris followed the ocean currents. The tritium still being dumped into the Pacific quickly follows the same currents, as tritiated water, and almost certainly other radionuclides do, as well.
Most of the world has less protective standards than Japan for radiation in food. Hence, Japan can export the food which is deemed too radioactive to other countries. Additionally, they are largely on the honor system. Japan allows about 100 Becquerels – radioactive emissions per second – in each kilogram of its food. Europe does not officially allow food from Japan to be greater than 100 Becquerels per kg (2.2 pounds), although food from within Europe may be more contaminated. However, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the UN international “standard”, allow about 10 times this amount. The US allows about 12 to 15 times more radiation in food than Japan.
“Japan court battles could delay nuclear restarts further
Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500
* Activist lawyers to contest every unit that passes safety checks” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/mPsPFkv7Duo/japan-nuclear-idUSL1N0VR09720150304
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Web site in Japanese and English. 2015 info on the right. http://www.cnic.jp/english/