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MOVEON PETITION: The World Community Must Take Charge at Fukushima

Petition by Harvey Wasserman

 To be delivered to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations and Barack Obama, President, United States of America

At Fukushima Unit 4, the impending removal of hugely radioactive spent fuel rods from a pool 100 feet in the air presents unparalleled scientific and engineering challenges. With the potential for 15,000 times more fallout than was released at Hiroshima, we ask the world community, through the United Nations, to take control of this uniquely perilous task.

Sign the petition  HERE 

Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts.

The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the U.S.

But within Japan, a new State Secrets Act makes such talk punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Taro Yamamoto, a Japanese legislator, says the law “represents a coup d’etat” leading to “the recreation of a fascist state.” The powerful Asahi Shimbun newspaper compares it to “conspiracy” laws passed by totalitarian Japan in the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, and warns it could end independent reporting on Fukushima.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been leading Japan in an increasingly militaristic direction. Tensions have increased with China. Massive demonstrations have been renounced with talk of “treason.” 

But it’s Fukushima that hangs most heavily over the nation and the world.

Tokyo Electric Power has begun the bring-down of hot fuel rods suspended high in the air over the heavily damaged Unit Four. The first assemblies it removed may have contained unused rods. The second may have been extremely radioactive.

But TEPCO has clamped down on media coverage and complains about news helicopters filming the fuel rod removal.

Under the new State Secrets Act, the government could ban—and arrest—all independent media under any conditions at Fukushima, throwing a shroud of darkness over a disaster that threatens us all.

By all accounts, whatever clean-up is possible will span decades. The town of Fairfax, CA, has now called for a global takeover at Fukushima. More than 150,000 signees have asked the UN for such intervention.

As a private corporation, TEPCO is geared to cut corners, slash wages and turn the clean-up into a private profit center.

It will have ample opportunity. The fuel pool at Unit Four poses huge dangers that could take years to sort out. But so do the ones at Units One, Two and Three. The site overall is littered with thousands of intensely radioactive rods and other materials whose potential fallout is thousands of times greater than what hit Hiroshima in 1945.

Soon after the accident, TEPCO slashed the Fukushima workforce. It has since restored some of it, but has cut wages. Shady contractors shuttle in hundreds of untrained laborers to work in horrific conditions. Reuters says the site is heaving infiltrated by organized crime, raising the specter of stolen radioactive materials for dirty bombs and more.

Thousands of tons of radioactive water now sit in leaky tanks built by temporary workers who warn of their shoddy construction. They are sure to collapse with a strong earthquake.

TEPCO says it may just dump the excess water into the Pacific anyway. Nuclear expert Arjun Makhijani has advocated the water be stored in supertankers until it can be treated, but the suggestion has been ignored.

Hundreds of tons of water also flow daily from the mountains through the contaminated site and into the Pacific. Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen long ago asked TEPCO to dig a trench filled with absorbents to divert that flow. But he was told that would cost too much money.

Now TEPCO wants to install a wall of ice. But that can’t be built for at least two years. It’s unclear where the energy to keep the wall frozen will come from, or if it would work at all.

Meanwhile, radiation is now reaching record levels in both the air and water.

The fallout has been already been detected off the coast of Alaska. It will cycle down along the west coast of Canada and the U.S. to northern Mexico by the end of 2014. Massive disappearances of sea lion pups, sardines, salmon, killer whales and other marine life are being reported, along with a terrifying mass disintegration of star fish. One sailor has documented a massive “dead zone” out 2,000 miles from Fukushima. Impacts on humans have already been documented in California and elsewhere.

Without global intervention, long-lived isotopes from Fukushima will continue to pour into the biosphere for decades to come.

The only power now being produced at Fukushima comes from a massive new windmill just recently installed offshore. 

Amidst a disaster it can’t handle, the Japanese government is still pushing to re-open the 50 reactors forced shut since the melt-downs. It wants to avoid public fallout amidst a terrified population, and on the 2020 Olympics, scheduled for a Tokyo region now laced with radioactive hot spots. At least one on-site camera has stopped functioning. The government has also apparently stopped helicopter-based radiation monitoring.

A year ago a Japanese professor was detained 20 days without trial for speaking out against the open-air incineration of radioactive waste.

Now Prime Minister Abe can do far worse. The Times of India reports that the State Secrets Act is unpopular, and that Abe’s approval ratings have dropped with its passage.

But the new law may make Japan’s democracy a relic of its pre-Fukushima past.

It’s the cancerous mark of a nuclear regime bound to control all knowledge of a lethal global catastrophe now ceaselessly escalating.

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RADIOACTIVE WORLD ~ Please Sign Petition For Help To Stop It.




Click HERE to Sign Petition.

This is an extraordinary request from an ordinary citizen or rather a group of concerned citizens being sent to Malcolm Crick Secretary of UNSCEAR, Barack Obama President of the United States, John Kerry Secretary of State.

Please intervene in the nuclear crisis in Japan. I do not want to lose my home. The highly probable threat looms that I could have to evacuate my home in California in the next 3 years and there’s hardly any news about it. What worries me more? The fact that there has been 300 metric tons of radiation contaminated water seeping into my ocean, the Pacific Ocean, every day for almost 3 years now or the fact that I’m only reading about this now!? What worries me more? The fact that 1,500 spent fuel rods sit 30 meters above the ground in a leaking cooling pool in a severely earthquake damaged building or the fact that the best idea to handle this situation is to pump contaminated water into leaky tanks with a despondent skeleton crew and then hope to remove said (“hopefully not damaged”) fuel cells (that have to be constantly contained in water) with a crane, not assisted by computers like usual!? Or how about the fact that we don’t even know what’s going on with buildings 1, 2 and 3 where actual meltdowns occurred?! WAKE UP PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT OKAY!

This is a nuclear crisis that not only affects the whole country of Japan but also the islands of Hawaii and the entire west coast of North America – and the entire NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – therefore the whole world. This is not a mess that TEPCO should be solely responsible for cleaning up. This is not a mess that Japan should solely be responsible for cleaning up. We are all connected. Something like this goes wrong and we will all feel it. We have been waiting almost 3 years for this crisis to be handled and it has not been. Concerned citizens will not sit idly by as the homes we love so much continue to be so direly threatened.

WE HAVE ONLY DAYS BEFORE THEY START THE DEADLY OPERATION OF REMOVING THE FUEL CELLS. ACT NOW to get a United Nations agency in there to assess the operation and come up with a plan that should be followed no matter what, no strings attached. This is a global problem that needs a global solution. We are here with you FUKUSHIMA!

Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean


This video discusses the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown disaster.  As a result of this disaster, our oceans are dying!

Lots of information about the effects of different kinds of radiation on all living things – plants, animals and people! Maps of radiation fallout, water currents and types of radiation coming from Fukushima.

The description below comes from the description of the video on youtube.

Full interview *Status of Fukushima & the Pacific Ocean (enhanced edited version)

Leuren Moret & Christina Consolo aka RadChick
Hosted by James Fetzer of “The Real Deal” and Veteran’s Today
Program air date Oct 24, 2013

(Note: RadChick’s channel now has copyright issues, so she can no longer upload videos longer than 15 minutes, nor can she offer creative commons remix button). RadChick ReMastered the interview upload, added more information, and asked me to re-upload the interview in entirety. Please feel free to remix this video on your channel. And as a side note: I wanted to thank everyone who has joined in and mirroring these videos. I like the dialog everyone is having and I like everyone taking the initiative. Thank you.

***Oh, and PS: this was taped Before the last big earthquake hit off of Fukushima October 25, 2013!*** We have no credible information on the damage to the reactor buildings spent fuel pools, or holding tanks since the most recent Big Earthquake Oct. 25, 1013.

Items discussed:

Article 28 signs:

Epidemic of seal deaths: 45%

Epidemic of abandoned seal pups this summer:

Unexpected increase in infant mortality US (pdf):

Enenews reports NOAA says seals contain radiation/misreported by AP:

Manhattan Project:

Sockeye salmon historic lows China, Russia, Canada:

Alexandria Morton reports on pink salmon turning yellow:

Pacific herring bleeding since 2011, Canadian government ignores:

NOAA tracks tsunami debris:

West Coast Beaches are Toast (video by RadChick Dec2011):

Tsunami debris vs 911 debris (video by RadChick June 2013):





bonus links here:

Agenda 21

PHOTOS: Sea star began “ripping itself into pieces” — Like a horror movie — AP: Deaths from Alaska to S. California — Biologist: Related to an environmental change? “An early warning that we aren’t picking up on?” — Professor: “None of us had ever seen anything like this before”

Daily updates on Nuclear News (click on headline to read full article)

Article “The ocean is broken” from the Newcastle Herald:

Sardine population plummets along U.S. West Coast — AP: Collapse of species feared — “Canadian Pacific fishermen catch no sardines in 2013″

Professor: There are fuel rods probably ‘fused’ in Fukushima Unit 4; Pool on bent legs, and lateral supports were not put in when first built — AP: International concern about “catastrophic open-air meltdown” (AUDIO)

Fukushima Facts

Original series here:

Part 1: Intro and Embryonic effects of nuclear fallout: 9:19

Part 2: Mutations & evidence of Fallout  9:36

Part 3: Warning signs in species 11:43

Part 4: What does the Government know? Bomb testing, cow mutilation, and Political Ponerology 12:36

Part 5: “28 Signs the West Coast is being fried with Fukushima Radiation” discussed line-by-line 14:37

Part 6: 28 signs continued – and another FIRST for Fukushima: Cesium spheres 14:50

Part 7: 28 signs continues…”THEY ARE KILLING THE OCEANS” 12:45

*Status of Fukushima & the Pacific Ocean”

Leuren Moret & Christina Consolo aka RadChick
on “The Real Deal” hosted by James Fetzer

Air date October 24, 2013

Items discussed:

Damage from radiation at embryonic stage of development

Thyroid affects endocrine system

Dr Levan’s hallmark study

Aid For the People of Pungesti, Romania ~ Victims of Chevron Greed and Deception




CITIZENS OF THE WORLD:  It is NOW time to come together as ONE FAMILY to stand with our brothers and sisters in a small village in Romania – Pungesti, UNITED AS ONE FAMILY to defeat Chevron in their Greed and Deception.  Chevron and the United Nations Nuclear Experts threw a big party for the villagers trying to deceive them into thinking that fracking would be something wonderful.  However, due to some of the villagers who have internet access, standing up in the Town Hall Meeting and telling the Officials that they know the truth about FRACKING, the entire village knew they did not want their homes and lands destroyed by earthquakes and poisoned water caused by fracking.  They refused the “offer” ~ However, the government of Romania, in a back-room deal, told Chevron to COME ON DOWN. If you do not read Romanian, PLEASE look at all the pictures and videos below- because one picture is worth a 1000 words. SEE how these brave people defied the Special Forces Police sent by the government to force fracking on them.

This is an appeal for donations, in any amount of $$ you would like to send to fortify the people of Pungesti, standing on the front lines against the Giant Machines of Chevron, with medicines and food. Although these people are in a remote village, they have the Courage of the Ancients to stand up against the GIANT CHEVRON.

If you would like to send a donation through PayPal, send it to the following PayPal address:

(Be Sure to put the UNDERSCORE between the two orions)

CHEVRON has left ~ but they SHALL RETURN with their huge machines to destroy the Village and the Land as soon as they think the people have chilled out.  We want Our People to be well fortified with food and cold medicines to help them stand on the front lines to fight this Evil Corporate Giant of the New World Order.  Please donate whatever you are able.

Ieri s-a decis in Anonymous World Legion Council sa cumparam hrana si medicamente pentru satenii din Pungesti , pentru a putea rezista pe baricade ! Anonymous din intreaga lume vom asigura astfel satenii romani ca NU SUNT SINGURI si II APARAM !

Yesterday, it was decided in Anonymous World Legion Council to buy food and medicines for the villagers of Pungesti, in order to be able to stand on the barricades! Anonymous worldwide we ensure the Romans as villagers are NOT ALONE and STAND UP!


PE AICI NU SE FOREAZÃ Cu toate manevrele de intimidare exercitate prin aducerea în zonã de forte importante de jandarmi, locuitorii din Pungesti au reusit sã blocheze, pentru încã o zi, intentia Chevron de a începe explorarea gazelor de sist la Silistea. În ajutorul pungestenilor au sãrit si vecinii din comunele Gârceni sau Ivãnesti, dar si protestatari sau activisti din Bârlad, Suletea sau Iasi. Încercarea jandarmilor de a dispersa multimea pentru a permite utilajelor sã pãtrundã pe perimetru s-a soldat cu victime, nu mai putin de cinci persoane fiind transportate la Spitalul Judetean de Urgentã. Cel mai important, însã, e faptul cã protestatarii din Pungesti nu sunt singuri. Asearã, peste 1000 de oameni din Bucuresti, Cluj Napoca, TârguMures, etc au iesit în stradã arãtându-si solidaritatea fatã de vasluieni!


Încã de la primele ore ale diminetii, era clar cã la Silistea, acolo unde sute de locuitori protestau de douã zile împotriva intentiei Chevron de a începe explorarea gazelor de sist, se va întâmpla ceva. Au apãrut efective importante de jandarmi, urmate, la scurt timp, de utilajele firmei muresene Mif SA, care ar fi trebuit sã amenajeze drumul de acces în perimetru. Pânã la prânz, a fost liniste, fãcându-si aparitia din ce în ce mai multe trupe de jandarmi, de la Vaslui si Bacãu, care, în primã fazã, s-au pozitionat pe axul drumului judetean, chipurile pentru a nu fi blocat drumul. La ora 13.30, a fost dat semnalul interventiei în fortã, efectivele fiind dublate, jandarmii împingându-i pe protestatari în câmp, pentru a permite accesul trailerelor, care au descãrcat utilajele, un buldozer si un buldoexcavator, angajatii Mif pregãtindu-se sã se apuce de treabã. A fost efectuatã si o manevrã de învãluire, tocmai în încercarea de a crea culoar de trecere utilajelor, în special pentru amplasarea tuburilor de beton pentru realizarea unui pod peste ravena de la marginea perimetrului vizat de beton. În timpul busculadei, mai multor persoane în vârstã li s-a fãcut rãu, având nevoie de îngrijiri medicale. Cel mai grav afectati de interventia jandarmilor au fost Gheorghe Munteanu, de 81 ani, care a fost cãlcat în picioare de jandarmi, si Costicã Spiridon, sufletul protestului, care a fost lovit si împins de un jandarm în ravena de la marginea drumului. Plin de apã si noroi, rãmas fãrã cunostintã, fostul primar al comunei a stat minute în sir aruncat în iarbã, pe câmp, pânã s-a permis accesul medicilor de pe ambulanta situatã la doar câtiva metri. Transportat la ambulantã, a fost resuscitat de medici si transportat de urgentã la Spitalul Judetean de Urgentã Vaslui, starea sa fiind gravã, cu atât mai mult cu cât acesta mai suferise, anterior, un infarct.


În genunchi în fata jandarmillor si utilajelor


Tactica protestatarilor a fost de a se opune fãrã violentã, de cele mai multe ori asezându-se pur si simplu pe jos, pentru a nu permite accesul utilajelor. Imediat, zona a fost izolatã, un filtru de politie situat la Moara Sima, la intrarea în comuna Pungesti dinspre DN Vaslui Bacãu, si cordonul de jandarmi din dreptul perimetrului interzicând accesul vehiculelor în zonã, încercând astfel cã opreascã pe alti protestatari sã se alãture revoltei. Tot atunci, dat fiind “succesul” obtinut de fortele de ordine, prin descãrcarea utilajelor de pe trailere, în zonã si-au fãcut aparitia alte douã tiruri, unul cu tuburile necesare realizãrii podului peste ravenã, altul cu pietris. Mai mult decât atât, muncitorii Mif SA erau gata sã se apuce de treabã, dacã protestatarii nu ar fi rezistat presiunii jandarmilor. În tot acest timp, subprefectul Andrei Puicã era prezent, dar fãrã sã-si facã aparitia în apropierea protestatarilor. În total, peste 250 de jandarmi au încercat sã intimideze manifestantii, la acel moment chiar mai putini decât jandarmii. Odatã cu aflarea vestii cã Spiridon a fost bruscat de jandarmi, fiind aproape de moarte, zeci de alti locuitori din zonã au început sã se alãture manifestantilor, inclusiv un grup de activisti anti-Chevron în frunte cu pãrintele protopop Vasile Lãiu. Câteva ore protestatarii anti-Chevron s-au masat pe sosea, pentru a interzice accesul celorlalte tiruri cu materiale. La ora 17, o formatie de circa 50 de jandarmi, nou veniti la Pungesti, au încercat sã-i îndepãrteze pe protestatari, în acest sens seful brigãzii mobile Bacãu parlamentând cu oamenii masati pe sosea, printre care se aflau si multi copii. Vãzând cã manifestantii nu cedeazã, jandarmii au încercat o stratagemã, trimitând la înaintare o ambulantã, care chipurile, trebuia sã preia un copil bolnav de la Gârceni. Vãzând cã jandarmii s-au masat imediat în spatele ambulantei, manifestantii nu i-au permis accesul, ajungându-se la o nouã altercatie cu cei 50 de jandarmi, care însã nu au reusit sã strãpungã barajul uman. Motivul interventiei jandarmilor a fost faptul cã manifestantii blocheazã drumul judetean, asta desi, de ore bune traficul era blocat chiar de fortele de ordine. În tot acest timp, numãrul protestatarilor crestea, în sprijinul lor venind tot mai multi locuitori în special din Ivãnesti, Pungesti sau Gârceni, la ora 17.30 fãcându-si aparitia un grup de circa 20 de persoane venite tocmai de la Suletea, în frunte cu primarul comunei, Ciprian Robert Tamas, la alte câteva minute, un grup masiv de bârlãdeni sosind si ei la Silistea, aducând mâncare, ceai cald si sucuri pentru manifestanti. Toti acestia au trebuit sã strãbatã mai multi km pe jos, dat fiind interzicerea, de cãtre fortele de ordine, a oricãrui vehicul în zonã. Mai multi preoti, peste 15, în special din zona Bârlad si Puiesti, si-au fãcut aparitia la Silistea, alãturându-se revoltei, prezenta acestora aducând un plus de sperantã acestei manifestãri spontane. În sfârsit, abia la orele 18 si-a fãcut aparitia si prefectul Radu Renga, însotit, se pare, de seful jandarmeriei române, dr. col. Mircea Olaru, si care, imediat dupã sosire, i-au bãgat în sedintã pe comandantii jandarmilor, col. Paul Smântânã, comandantul IJJ Vaslui, si seful brigãzii mobile Bacãu. Singura declaratie fãcutã presei de cãtre prefectul Renga a fost una lapidarã: “Important este ca nimeni sã nu pãteascã nimic, iar legile tãrii sã fie respectate”. Nimeni nu a dorit sã explice de ce jandarmii protejeazã interesele unei firme private, Chevron, câtã vreme protestul a fost pasnic, neînregistrându-se nici un fel de violentã pânã la interventia fortelor de ordine. Dupã venirea prefectului, si în conditiile în care crestea numãrul demonstrantilor, au fost retrasi cei 50 de jandarmi care încercaserã sã spargã barajul uman în cursul dupã-amiezei, apoi au plecat pompierii prezenti încã de dimineatã la fata locului, si ambulantele, ca, imediat dupã aceea, cele douã tiruri cu materiale care asteptau sã fie descãrcate au fãcut cale întoarsã, fiind garate în curtea primãriei din Ivãnesti, acolo unde se pare cã a fost stabilit cartierul general al fortelor de ordine pe timpul noptii. La vederea plecãrii tirurilor, multimea a izbucnit în urale, considerând acest lucru ca o mare victorie a zilei de ieri. Toti cei prezenti si-au declarat intentia de a rãmâne în continuare, non stop, indiferent de vreme, pe pozitii, la Silistea, pentru a nu permite începerea lucrãrilor de explorare a gazelor de sist. Pentru sâmbãtã, 19 octombrie, la Pungesti este anuntat un mare miting, la care si-au anuntat participarea mii de persoane, inclusiv din tarã, din Bucuresti sau Timisoara.



Rugãciuni împotriva violentei jandarmilor

În nenumãrate rânduri, manifestantii au fãcut apel la ratiune, dar si la întelegerea jandarmilor: “Sunteti vasluieni si oameni ca si noi, de ce nu ne sunteti alãturi?!?”, ori “Astãzi, cautã gaze la Pungesti, mâine poate cautã la voi acasã!”. Un grup de copii, în frunte cu un cadru didactic, învãtãtoare la scoala din Gârceni, au fãcut, la un moment dat, lant viu în fata masinilor Chevron, scandând “Si noi vrem sã trãim”, si “Nu vrem sã murim”. Preotii care s-au alãturat manifestantilor, în frunte cu protopopul Vasile Lãiu, au rostit, în mai multe rânduri, rugãciuni, toti oamenii punându-se în genunchi în acele momente. De altfel, pãrintele Lãiu, unul dintre cei mai consecventi protestatari anti-Chevron a explicat, atât multimii, cât si jandarmilor, riscurile fractionãrii hidraulice. Ca si zilele trecute, nimeni din conducerea primãriei nu si-a fãcut aparitia, primarul Mircia Vlasã fiind în continuare “în concediu” si, deloc surprinzãtor, nimeni din conducerea CJ Vaslui nu a venit în zonã, pentru a lua contact cu realitatea de la Pungesti, cu oameni care se opun explorãrii gazelor de sist. De altfel, chiar dacã au fost prezenti la Silistea, nici prefectul Renga, si nici subprefectul Andrei Puicã nu au dorit sã dialogheze cu oamenii, rezervându-se la a observa situatia si a da ordine fortelor de interventie.


Jandarmii în slujba Chevron!

Personajele negative ale zilei de ieri, au fost, alãturi de politicieni, jandarmii. Acesti au avut câteva interventii în care au arãtat cã nu le pasã de cetãtenii români, ci de interesele firmei Chevron. Evident, nu vorbim de lucrãtorii de pe teren, ci de sefii acestora care au dat ordinele. Aceiasi sefi au negat cu înversunare cã jandarmii au folosit forta pentru a-i intimida pe protestatri. Ieri timp de cinci ore, au existat mai multe declaratii si comunicate oficiale în care s-a spus cã nu au existat violente. Asearã, însã, am obtinut mai multe filmãri în care se vede clar cu jandarmii îi agreseazã pe protestatari. De asemenea, foarte multi martori oculari au povestit cum Costicã Spiridon a fost lovit si împins de un jandarm într-o baltã si târât de acolo ca un sac de cartofi. Ulterior acesta a ajuns la spital în stare gravã. Este doar una din scenele în care jandarmii au folosit violenta. Scandalos este faptul cã nu s-au bãtut cu ultrasi sau “golani” din stadioane, ci cu bãtrâni, femei si copii!

Apelul scriitorului Orlando Balas, prof. la Universitatea Oradea:

“Frati jandarmi, politisti si militari!

CLICK HERE to read more.



Anti-fracking protesters from all over Romania have been galvanized US energy giant Chevron’s plan to start drilling outside the village of Pungetsi. While the energy firm has Bucharest’s blessing, people have come together to take a stand against the potential health and environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing in the region.







CLICK HERE to read how the people of Pungesti were Victimized




Sarah from Romania:


Vremea Noua:




Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment is Upon Us.

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment is Upon Us.




We are within weeks of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment and it is coming just as the greatest credit bubble in history is about to pop. The most dangerous situation humanity has ever faced is upon us and no one is watching.

Only a few have reported on what is about to happen starting in November. The operation, to remove 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel beneath the plant’s damaged Reactor No. 4, could set off a catastrophe greater than any we have ever seen, independent experts warn. An operation of this scale, says plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, has never been attempted before, and is wrought with danger.

The Japan Times writes, “In November, Tepco plans to  begin the delicate operation of removing spent fuel from Reactor No. 4 [with]  radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released by the Hiroshima  atomic bomb. Removing its spent fuel, which contains deadly plutonium, is an urgent task. The  consequences could be far more severe than any nuclear accident the world has  ever seen. If a fuel rod is dropped, breaks or becomes entangled while being  removed, possible worst-case scenarios include a big explosion, a meltdown in  the pool, or a large nuclear fire. Any of these situations could  lead to massive releases of deadly radionuclides into the atmosphere, putting  much of Japan — including Tokyo and Yokohama — and even neighboring countries  at serious risk.”

The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors. Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.

Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education, who used to build fuel assemblies, has a lot to say about what we all have to live through during the next year. “They are going to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods. There is a risk of an inadvertent criticality if the bundles are distorted and get too close to each other … If you think of a nuclear fuel rack as a pack of cigarettes, if you pull a cigarette straight up it will come out — but these racks have been distorted. Now when they go to pull the cigarette straight out, it’s going to likely break and release radioactive cesium and other gases, xenon and krypton, into the air.

I suspect come November, December, January we’re going to hear that the building’s been evacuated, they’ve broke a fuel rod, the fuel rod is off-gassing.”


via Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment is Upon Us..

Fukushima is Here Now ~ This Will Kill You.




Cancer cluster in Ulster. They suggest the Leukemias are caused by former apple orchards that existed in the area long ago, but they weren’t reporting illness until 2012. UK gets a lot of fallout from Fukushima due to high precipitation.

You think that won’t kill you? That will KILL you! The children are dying and they are trying to blame farmers who aren’t even there anymore. We have to break through the wall of silence in science and the media.


HIGHLAND — County and state health officials are investigating whether a potential “cancer cluster” exists in the Town of Lloyd after at least four children have been diagnosed with childhood leukemia within the past 20 months.

Lloyd Supervisor Paul Hansut referred the cases to the county Health Department two months ago. According to county sources, Ulster County Health Commissioner Carol Smith reviewed the request and found it credible enough to forward to the state Health Department.

Smith was not immediately available for comment Thursday. No comment was available from the state Health Department.  The next steps and the time frame are undetermined.

There’s been a long-standing fear in towns like Lloyd, where apple growing has been a primary industry, that soil and water may be contaminated by decades of reliance on toxic weed and pest control chemicals.

Hansut said earlier this week that he became concerned after attending a benefit for one of the children and learning of other cases. While he said he didn’t believe all the affected homes were built on former orchards, at least three of the homes drew their water from wells.

fukushima10Stacey Malheiro’s 8-year-old daughter Alexandra was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL, the most common type of childhood cancer, in July of 2012. Following exhaustive and exhausting steroid and chemotherapy, Alexandra’s disease is now in remission, her mother said.

“She’s a trouper,” she said, a description that’s been used by everyone who’s come to know Alexandra.

Three boys ranging in age from 3 to 4 have also been diagnosed with cancer, two with ALL and one with stage four neuroblastoma, according to Malheiro, who stays in touch with the affected families.

Hansut said that since he’s posted information on Facebook he’s received at least fifty inquiries from residents worried about the possibility of cancer clusters in connection with other types of cancer.

Stacey Malheiro, her husband, Joe, and two sons moved to Highland seven years ago from Brooklyn.

“We’re very proud people,” Stacey Malheiro said Thursday. “We’re taught ‘You do it yourself; don’t ask for help.’ But people have come forward, they’ve been great, and all we can do is pay it forward, which is what I hope this does for other families, helps them in some way.”






Government must take over Fukushima nuclear cleanup

Government must take over Fukushima nuclear cleanup



Recent weeks have seen increasingly concerned calls, from within and without Japan, for the Japanese government to take a direct role in managing the multifaceted crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The most recent opinion poll shows 91 percent of the Japanese public wants the government to intervene.

The Economist calls Fukushima a “nightmare,” and the editors of Bloomberg deem it “ground zero” for the Abe government. Tepco’s handling of the stricken plant continues to be a litany of negligence and error, raising grave doubts over whether the company is up to the incredibly difficult and important task of decommissioning the plant. While it may be politically inconvenient for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to accept, it is time to intervene and take over the plant before it is too late.

Understandably, most commentary on the Fukushima plant focuses on the multiple leaks of water laced with high- and low-level radiation. An estimated 300 tons of highly toxic water, including Strontium-90, has leaked from a hastily constructed tank. This became a level-3 crisis on Aug. 21, “serious” on the United Nation’s 7-point International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, and represents the most urgent reported problem at the plant since the initial meltdowns.

The leaks closely follow Tepco’s admission that contaminated water has been flowing into the ocean since the accident took place in on March 11, 2011. Crises have been arising with such frequency that NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka has described the plant as being like a “haunted house” in which “mishaps keep happening one after the other.”

Yet Japan has been very lucky that nothing worse has occurred at the plant. But luck eventually runs out. The longer Tepco stays in charge of the decommissioning process, the worse the odds become. Without downplaying the seriousness of leaks and the other setbacks at the plant, it is important to recognize that things could very quickly get much worse.

In November, Tepco plans to begin the delicate operation of removing spent fuel from Reactor No. 4. There are 1,300 used fuel rod assemblies in a pool above the reactor. They weigh a total of 400 tons, and contain radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The spent-fuel pool, standing 18 meters above ground, was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami and is in a deteriorating condition. It remains vulnerable to any further shocks, and is also at risk from ground liquefaction. Removing its spent fuel, which contains deadly plutonium, is an urgent task.

Even under ordinary circumstances spent-fuel removal is a difficult task, normally requiring the aid of computers. But due to the damage, removal of spent fuel from Reactor No. 4 and the five other reactors will have to be done manually. This work will be undertaken in arduous conditions, increasing the risk of yet another mishap.

And if something does go wrong, the consequences could be far more severe than any nuclear accident the world has ever seen. If a fuel rod is dropped, breaks or becomes entangled while being removed, possible worst case scenarios include a big explosion, a meltdown in the pool, or a large fire. Any of these situations could lead to massive releases of deadly radionuclides into the atmosphere, putting much of Japan — including Tokyo and Yokohama — and even neighboring countries at serious risk.

When the stakes are this high, who do you want to bet on? Tepco’s abysmal track record is characterized by repeated blunders. Even now there are few signs that Tepco fully understands the magnitude of the situation they — and we — collectively face. It is therefore vital, literally a matter of national security, that Fukushima No. 1′s decommissioning be taken over by the government with the assistance of an international task force of experts.

Regarding the contaminated water problem, industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi announced on Monday that, “from now on, the government will move to the forefront.” This is a start, but not enough. Tepco must be relieved of control of the whole decommissioning process.

One of the key findings of the independent commissions that studied the accident at Fukushima No. 1 was that it was a “manmade disaster” because the risks and warning signs were repeatedly down-played or ignored. These kinds of warnings have been streaming from the plant since the crisis began. How many more alarm bells does Abe need before he recognizes the gravity of the problem and intervenes?

It is understandable why Abe and his backers do not want to directly take on this toxic job. They risk being tarred with responsibility for further mishaps. But this crisis is too big for Tepco, and the public wants decisive intervention. So the buck stops at the prime minister’s desk.

Moreover, many of Abe’s key aims as leader — including restoring Japan’s economy and national pride — are dependent on successfully managing the precarious situation at Fukushima No. 1. Even his pro-nuclear agenda is reliant upon what happens there: With each new problem or revelation, public skepticism towards nuclear power deepens. Ultimately this is what Abe’s prime ministership will be judged on, whether he likes it or not. Now is the time for action, before it is too late.

Andrew DeWit is a professor in the School of Policy Studies, Rikkyo University. Dr. Christopher Hobson is a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Tokyo.


14,000 Hiroshima Bombs PLUS Weapons Grade Plutonium Coming to City Near You.




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On your nightly news, you hear little about the Japanese ongoing catastrophe at Fukushima. A triple nuclear meltdown with fully molten cores in reactors 1 through 3, a core explosion in reactor 4 that blew the massive core all over Fukushima Prefecture and out into the Pacific ocean. Multiple hydrogen explosions were barely reported and after two and a half years, most people believe the reactor is “stable”. The phrase “clean up” is used to describe the frantic efforts of Tepco to keep water pouring into the cracked basements where the lost cores were last thought to be and to keep boron water in cracked fuel pools where a massive number of damaged fuel rods threaten to start a nuclear chain reaction above ground with more nuclear material than 14,000 Hiroshima bombs plus weapons grade Plutonium. The Hiroshima bomb did not release Plutonium.
Reassurances from nuclear industry PR men labelled “experts” have lulled the public into a false sense of security. People do not ask, “What is the real deal? Should we be worried? After all, Japan is very far away.”
Here are the facts. Japan would have to be on the moon for the poison spewing from Fukushima to be safe. There is no safe level of internal radiation and that’s what we’re talking about. The toxic substances from Fukushima are already in our air and food. If the contamination is not contained very soon, the poison will also accumulate in our groundwater. Fukushima has been releasing radinuclides into air and sea since the meltdowns began and cannot be stopped until the cores are captured and contained. Each core weighs roughly 150 tons. Temperatures of the cores are estimated to be higher than 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The density of the materials in the fuel rods and the ability of those fuel rods to undergo fission means that microparticulate poisons are continually pouring out, the metals behaving as gasses, rising into the atmosphere, traveling around the world, raining out on the planet from the geographic North Pole to Antarctica.
The poison has no smell, it is invisible to the naked eye and can’t be detected in food by taste. It can only be identified by testing which the US government has refused to do. Why? The reasons are simple and chilling. The government can not offer safe substitutes for food, water, and air. If people were fully aware of the problem, they would likely choose to pull investment money out of Uranium mining and other stocks that pertain to nuclear power and weapons. Washington insiders refer to that scenario as a “panic.” The collapse of the Uranium mining and nuclear industry would severely impact some of the largest fortunes in the world, including Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Government, and other sovereign wealth funds. It would be very expensive to stop the Fukushima meltdowns and require tremendous construction, innovative technology, and developing new methods for core capture and decontamination. Politicians are being reassured by industry hacks who have science  credentials but no experience. These men have pushed nuclear for so long in complete denial of the dangers, they sound obsessed and have begun to believe their own hype.
The people of Earth have been left openly vulnerable to the global contamination while at the same time being deliberately misled. Politicians, reporters, doctors, those professionals the people look to for informed awareness have also been mislead and worse, they have been pressured to deny the dangers. They have complied, expecting the nuclear industry to get a handle on the disaster. They were buying time, hoping to announce that the industry had responsibly stopped the meltdowns and contained the radiation. Unfortunately, Tepco and the Japanese government has not used the time they were granted to aggressively attack the problem. Instead, they have cut costs by performing visible tasks like scrubbing walls and moving tsunami debris around with bulldozers. The wall they built offshore to prevent contamination from escaping into the sea has caused an underground river beneath the reactors to rise, contaminating the groundwater that now flows freely over the wall and has turned the plant into a radioactive swamp where men and machines cannot be effective. To sum it up, the problems have worsened at Fukushima to the point that all people everywhere should begin preparing emotionally for the worst. If contamination continues to flow out of Fukushima at it’s current rate, the phytoplankton that produce the oxygen we breathe will be exterminated. The Earth will lose it’s atmosphere, but not before everything living on land or in the sea has experienced the genetic and metabolic damage ingestion and inhalation of radiation causes.
People MUST contact their elected representatives in Washington and demand action. The Japanese and the wider nuclear network cannot be allowed to destroy the living world through ignorance and complaisance. Daily phone calls and emails to Congress may make a difference. Our politicians must be eductated. They are vulnerable to Fukushima radiation just like everyone else, but they don’t know that. Nuclear hacks are in their ear everyday claiming the problem is minor.
Please stand up. Call, write, educate yourself and others. There may still be time to make a difference, but everyday the time gets shorter, more poison is released, larger problems develop, and more people die. The nuclear industry has only ever made messes, they have never been required to clean anything up. People must demand action now.


Greetings Citizens of the World ~ Stand With The People of Turkey to Save The Trees.





Greetings citizens of the world.

We are Anonymous.

We are appalled by the events taking place in Turkey today, as Prime Minister Erdogan declared that his patience had worn thin and sent hundreds of riot police to indiscriminately destroy the protest encampments in Gezi Park and Taksim Square.


Gezi Park Protest



Memories of a Public Square

In order to make sense of the protests in Taksim Square, in Istanbul, this week, and to understand those brave people who are out on the street, fighting against the police and choking on tear gas, I’d like to share a personal story. In my memoir, “Istanbul,” I wrote about how my whole family used to live in the flats that made up the Pamuk apartment block, in Nişantaşı. In front of this building stood a fifty-year-old chestnut tree, which is thankfully still there. In 1957, the municipality decided to cut the tree down in order to widen the street. The presumptuous bureaucrats and authoritarian governors ignored the neighborhood’s opposition. When the time came for the tree to be cut down, our family spent the whole day and night out on the street, taking turns guarding it. In this way, we not only protected our tree but also created a shared memory, which the whole family still looks back on with pleasure, and which binds us all together.

Today, Taksim Square is Istanbul’s chestnut tree. I’ve been living in Istanbul for sixty years, and I cannot imagine that there is a single inhabitant of this city who does not have at least one memory connected to Taksim Square. In the nineteen-thirties, the old artillery barracks, which the government now wants to convert into a shopping mall, contained a small football stadium that hosted official matches. The famous club Taksim Gazino, which was the center of Istanbul night life in the nineteen-forties and fifties, stood on a corner of Gezi Park. Later, buildings were demolished, trees were cut down, new trees were planted, and a row of shops and Istanbul’s most famous art gallery were set up along one side of the park. In the nineteen-sixties, I used to dream of becoming a painter and displaying my work at this gallery. In the seventies, the square was home to enthusiastic celebrations of Labor Day, led by leftist trade unions and N.G.O.s; for a time, I took part in these gatherings. (In 1977, forty-two people were killed in an outburst of provoked violence and the chaos that followed.) In my youth, I watched with curiosity and pleasure as all manner of political parties—right wing and left wing, nationalists, conservatives, socialists, and social democrats—held rallies in Taksim.

This year, the government banned Labor Day celebrations in the square. As for the barracks, everyone in Istanbul knew that they were going to end up as a shopping mall in the only green space left in the city center. Making such significant changes to a square and a park that cradle the memories of millions without consulting the people of Istanbul first was a grave mistake by the Erdoğan Administration. This insensitive attitude clearly reflects the government’s drift toward authoritarianism. (Turkey’s human-rights record is now worse than it has been in a decade.) But it fills me with hope and confidence to see that the people of Istanbul will not relinquish their right to hold political demonstrations in Taksim Square—or relinquish their memories—without a fight.

Orhan Pamuk is the author of eight novels, the memoir “Istanbul,” and three works of nonfiction, and is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. He opened the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul last year, and published an accompanying catalogue, “The Innocence of Objects.”

Translated by Ekin Oklap.

Photograph by Holly Pickett/Redux.


Anonymous on behalf of the people of Turkey and all people worldwide who stand in solidarity with the Turkish Revolution currently taking place in many cities, ask that you contact your local Turkish embassy, ask them to stop the attacks on the demonstrators.

Organize and hold demonstrations in the center of your city, or in front of your local Turkish Embassy.

Call your news-media and make sure that they cover the uprising and violence being waged against the people of Turkey.

Call the United Nations, your state, local, and federal elected representatives and ask them to join in the voices of protest against the gassing and violence currently being brought down on the people in Turkey

Turkish Embassy in DC Address: 2525 Massachusetts Ave West Washington DC 20008 Ambassador Namık Tan Phone: (202)612-6700 & (202)612-6701 Fax: (202)612-6744 Working Hours Monday – Friday (09:00-18:00) Eastern

Mission of Turkey to the United Nations Tel: (212) 949-0150 821 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Additional consulates’ info here:

Consulate in Atlanta Address: Chairperson, The American Turkish Friendship Council 1266 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW Suite 257 Atlanta, GA 30327 Phone: (404) 848-9600 Fax: (404) 848-9600 Email:

Consulate in Boston Address: 31 Saint James Av Ste 840 Boston, MA 02116 Phone: (617) 451-1329

Consulate in Chicago Address: 360 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405 Chicago IL 60601 Phone: (312) 263.0644

more consulates’ info here:

We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Prime Minister Erdogan, you are a despot A petty little dictator who will fal.l You had better expect that.




Earth ~ Our Home




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Our home must be protected from its destroyers; the destroyers are humans. We pillage the earth for its resources and rarely give back. The mechanized culture has taken over most of the planet. We think only of ourselves and not our wonderful and beautiful home – The Earth.

As a result the earth is facing climate change. As Allen Savory has said in his TED Talk (filmed in February 2013), it’s not only the abusive and overuse of fossil fuels for energy purposes but also from the lack of understanding about how to manage our lands.

Not only is the land damaged but biodiversity has declined as a result.  Our waters are becoming polluted and ocean life has declined dramatically as a result of human impact. The air that we breathe contains pollutants from extensive use of fossil fuel and off gasses from the animals that are grown for the meat pipeline.

We should consider that life is an equation of balance – what we take, we must give back.  Most humans are not as smart as they think they are; we have learned to take but do not give back; we look but do not see; we hear but do not listen; we think but do not understand. Only the dwindling populations of the world, known as native peoples who live close the land, give back, see, listen and understand this —  they take only what they need and not more! Right now the native peoples are leading the fight to stop this. We must step up and support them AND change our greedy ways.

It’s time for the rest of the world to understand what will happen to our home, Earth, if we continue living our lives as lemmings. If we continue listening t0 the greedy people who are not trying to protect our home, Earth, as we know it, will crumble.

Bob Marley and Peter Tosh wrote in their song, Get Up, Stand Up:

“Get up, stand up: Stand up for your rights! Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!”

Speak up for the earth NOW, before it crumbles!

My blog will be sharing more ways to help us help change the world’s destiny. In addition to sharing vegan recipes, I will also be writing on the environment and ways to get involved to stop Monsanto from killing us, the oil companies projects to pollute the earth, land and water (ocean) management issues, biodiversity as well as  sharing tools and ideas to help create awareness.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up – Live Santa Barbara 1979



Lyrics by Songwriters: MARLEY, BOB / TOSH, PETER

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!

Preacher man, don’t tell me,  Heaven is under the earth.  I know you don’t know  What life is really worth.  It’s not all that glitters is gold;  ‘Alf the story has never been told:  So now you see the light, eh!  Stand up for your rights. come on!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!  Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!

Most people think,  Great god will come from the skies,  Take away everything  And make everybody feel high.  But if you know what life is worth,  You will look for yours on earth:  And now you see the light,  You stand up for your rights. jah!

Get up, stand up! (jah, jah! )  Stand up for your rights! (oh-hoo! )  Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up! )  Don’t give up the fight! (life is your right! )  Get up, stand up! (so we can’t give up the fight! )  Stand up for your rights! (lord, lord! )  Get up, stand up! (keep on struggling on! )  Don’t give up the fight! (yeah! )

We sick an’ tired of-a your ism-skism game –  Dyin’ ‘n’ goin’ to heaven in-a Jesus’ name, lord.  We know when we understand:  Almighty god is a living man.  You can fool some people sometimes,  But you can’t fool all the people all the time.  So now we see the light (what you gonna do?),  We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah! )

So you better:  Get up, stand up! (in the morning! git it up! )  Stand up for your rights! (stand up for our rights! )  Get up, stand up!  Don’t give up the fight! (don’t give it up, don’t give it up! )  Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up! )  Stand up for your rights! (get up, stand up! )  Get up, stand up! (… )  Don’t give up the fight! (get up, stand up! )  Get up, stand up! (… )  Stand up for your rights!  Get up, stand up!  Don’t give up the fight!

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