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Keigo Sakamoto, 58, holds Atom, one of 21 dogs and over 500 animals he keeps at his home in the exclusion zone near Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Keigo Sakamoto, a farmer and former caregiver for the mentally disabled, is considered a lunatic by some and a hero by others, Sagolj says. Sakamoto refused to evacuate, stayed inside the zone and made animals his mission. He ventured into empty towns and villages and collected a veritable Noah’s Ark of animals — dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, even marmots — abandoned by former owners when they left.

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Sakamoto walks between the cages where he keeps some of the animals.

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As he visited the area around Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant last month, photographer Damir Sagolj saw towns and villages that had been abandoned and met people whose lives had been irrevocably changed by the disaster of March 11, 2011.

Inside the exclusion zone around the plant, Sagolj found a scene he likened to “a silent horror movie.” But amidst the carnage and the deserted houses he found one man who had defied the order to leave.

Sakamoto lives with more than 500 animals in his mountain ranch near Naraha, in a scene Sagolj says is more reminiscent of experimental theater than modern Japan. It’s a very noisy theater too, because many of the dogs have gone wild from the time they spent alone before Sakamoto rescued them. As if to confirm this observation, one dog bit Sagolj hard as he passed.

“There are no neighbors,” says Sakamoto. “I’m the only one here but I’m here to stay.” Of his 21 dogs, only two are friendly to man. One is called Atom, a super-cute white mutt, named because it was born just before the nuclear disaster struck.

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Keigo Sakamoto, 58, feeds his animals.

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ECOLOGICAL DISASTER: FUKUSHIMA

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.

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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!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asia/japan-fukushima-visit-hancocks/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24846819

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24843657

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/04/david-suzuki-fukushima-warning_n_4213061.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2013/11/this-11-minute-video-shows-us.html

http://www.tokyotimes.com/2013/engineers-prepare-to-remove-radioactive-fuel-rods-at-fukushima/

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/fukushima-plant-readies/877878.html

Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

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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: http://tinyurl.com/l5lv65b

Epidemic of seal deaths: 45% http://tinyurl.com/ly5p8yb

Epidemic of abandoned seal pups this summer: http://tinyurl.com/cr3wgbz

Unexpected increase in infant mortality US (pdf): http://tinyurl.com/7ucjm7n

Enenews reports NOAA says seals contain radiation/misreported by AP: http://tinyurl.com/7k9wayd

Manhattan Project: http://tinyurl.com/4m4sjj

Sockeye salmon historic lows China, Russia, Canada: http://tinyurl.com/l43nwun

Alexandria Morton reports on pink salmon turning yellow: http://tinyurl.com/km66zaz

Pacific herring bleeding since 2011, Canadian government ignores: http://tinyurl.com/m8yd44k

NOAA tracks tsunami debris: http://tinyurl.com/cld3e6p

West Coast Beaches are Toast (video by RadChick Dec2011): http://youtu.be/Qu08O4t8mTQ

Tsunami debris vs 911 debris (video by RadChick June 2013): http://youtu.be/CdFrbL6GABg

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Agenda 21 http://tinyurl.com/yz76b9o

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” http://tinyurl.com/knufoso

Daily updates on Nuclear News (click on headline to read full article) http://enenews.com/

Article “The ocean is broken” from the Newcastle Herald: http://tinyurl.com/q34kgq5

Sardine population plummets along U.S. West Coast — AP: Collapse of species feared — “Canadian Pacific fishermen catch no sardines in 2013″ http://tinyurl.com/q2jtyg7

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) http://tinyurl.com/ma69jcm

Fukushima Facts http://fukushimafacts.com/

Original series here:

Part 1: Intro and Embryonic effects of nuclear fallout: 9:19  http://youtu.be/1pvSsTtTCNA

Part 2: Mutations & evidence of Fallout  9:36  http://youtu.be/vDprySNFa6w

Part 3: Warning signs in species 11:43  http://youtu.be/1wzY8CH0_-Y

Part 4: What does the Government know? Bomb testing, cow mutilation, and Political Ponerology 12:36  http://youtu.be/czVSZ7e3pYA

Part 5: “28 Signs the West Coast is being fried with Fukushima Radiation” discussed line-by-line 14:37  http://youtu.be/q7Wcg6eo1fc

Part 6: 28 signs continued – and another FIRST for Fukushima: Cesium spheres 14:50  http://youtu.be/YDZMhywXwHY

Part 7: 28 signs continues…”THEY ARE KILLING THE OCEANS” 12:45  http://youtu.be/S9dA0N7Dlx0

*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

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment is Upon Us.

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment is Upon Us.

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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.”

http://drsircus.com/world-news/no-one-is-watching

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Fukushima is Here Now ~ This Will Kill You.

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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.

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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.”

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Government must take over Fukushima nuclear cleanup

Government must take over Fukushima nuclear cleanup

BY ANDREW DEWIT AND CHRISOPHER HOBSON

SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES

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.

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Human Rights Violations at Fukushima ~ Urgent Alert, Contact U.N. Now Please

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ACTIVISTS ~ IMMEDIATE ACTION # 1

  • We are going to send Urgent FAXes to Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. 
  • Click HERE to send 5 FREE FAXES per day from your computer.  You do not need a credit card.  You do not need a fax machine.
  • On the left side of the form, enter your name and email address.
  • For faxes going to Ambassador Samantha Power, on the right side of the form, enter Ambassador Samantha Power in the first section, U.S. Permanent Representative to U.N. in the second section, and  212-415-4053 in the third section where it asks for Fax #.
  • Please Copy the SAMPLE MESSAGE below, and Paste it into the Comments Section of the Fax Form.
  • After you type in the Confirmation Code – Click on “Send Free Fax Now” on the lower left side of the Fax Form.
  • Be SURE to go to your Email Account to CONFIRM so that your Free Urgent Fax will be sent immediately.  You will receive a confirmation when the Fax is Delivered.
  • PLEASE send your allotted 5 Free Faxes Per Day.

ACTIVISTS ~ IMMEDIATE ACTION # 2

  • We are going to send Urgent Emails to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon
  • The Salutation of the Message MUST be:  To the Attention of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, or the Email will Not Be Delivered.
  • All Emails to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon must be directed to The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Martin Nesirky.
  • The Email Address is:    nesirky@un.org
  • Please send the SAMPLE MESSAGE in the Email.
  • For the Subject of the Email please use Human Rights Violations at Fukushima.

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The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) during their 60th session, submitted a report on expected human  health effects of the Fukashima Daiichi nuclear meltdowns. The report, produced by only 80 people called “scientists”, predicted no deaths or negative health impacts attributable to radiation releases in Japan among workers or the general public. In retrospect, it is obvious that the report was innacurate and deliberately misleading.

. The Fukushima Daiichi plant manager who stayed through the night, trying to prevent the meltdowns, is dead. His cancer was of rapid onset and progression. The publicity surrounding his death made it impossible to conceal the hazards Tepco workers face on a daily basis at Fukushima Daiichi.

. The published reports of several dozen children in Fukushima Prefecture diagnosed with thyroid abnormalities and three with thyroid cancer, a rare disease in children, also confirms the serious public health hazard associated with releases of ionizing radiation from Fukushima.

. The UNSCEAR report constitutes a deliberate attempt to conceal the potential detrimental effects of the release of ionizing radiation on all complex life forms exposed to it. The Tepco emergency workers at Fukushima face the greatest hazard and are silenced by their employer. Workers have not been provided the necessary equipment to accurately determine their exposure. Medical examination of workers appears to be inadequate and yet reports have leaked publicly of 400% increase of elevated white blood cell counts among workers, indicative of Leukemia.

. While working under the most hazardous possible conditions, the Fukushima emergency workers have been prevented from speaking freely to news reporters or on the internet. This is unacceptable. As more accurate measurements of radioactive contamination released by the nuclear meltdowns has become available to the wider scientific community and the public, it has become impossible for UNSCEAR to conceal the seriousness of the disaster, the grave threat to the entire planet, and the immediate peril Fukushima emergency workers face in the performance of their duties.

. The Fukushima emergency workers are risking their lives at Fukushima Daiichi for every person on Earth. It is now perfectly clear that those men are fighting a force that may threaten civilization and even life as we know it on the entire globe. The workers must be fully informed of the hazards they face. Their partucipation must be voluntary and they must have freedom of speech.

. The UN’s failure to develop an international task force to stop the Fukushima meltdowns, recapture the lost cores, and make safe the spent fuel rods in fragile reactor buildings, has caused the public to doubt the wisdom and competency of world leaders around the globe. The failure to protect the health and human rights of Fukushima emergency workers cannot continue.

. The UN must immediately act to secure the rights of Fukushima emergency workers to be fully informed of the risks they face, the right to speak freely and publicly about Operations at the Fukushima Daiuchi nuclear power station, and the best possible equipment and health care must be provided for their safety. No matter who you are or where you live on planet Earth, the Fukushima emergency workers are fighting for your life.

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I DEMAND that the U.N. conduct Inspections of Working Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant.

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Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon: Email- nesirky@un.org

Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative: Fax 212-415-4053

ACTION ALERT: STOP FUKUSHIMA RADIATION – U.N. ACTION NEEDED NOW

This is global problem and there should be global involvement! Next time I hear that a problem is being taken care of, I will not listen unless there is total transparency. Really disappointed that the Japanese Government is more concerned about how they are perceived. Guess what Japan?- you have no credibility anymore. It’s time for the UNITED NATIONS to take over managing this problem. The USA is at great risk as are all the other island nations in the Pacific right now. How long will it be, before all the oceans are polluted with radiation all because of Japan’s ego?

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All nuclear energy plants should be de-activated immediately!

“Since the earthquake/tsunami of March 2011, the wrecked reactors at Fukushima-Dai-ichi have been pouring 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean daily. It’s getting worse. The buildings are unstable and the spent fuel pools could drain and start an unquenchable nuclear fire, leading to explosions that would threaten all life. We urge the United Nations General Assembly to Issue a Declaration that Fukushima constitutes a global emergency, and to appoint an international group of independent experts to assess, plan, gather resources, and implement remedies, working with Japan.” via Avaaz petition.
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14,000 Hiroshima Bombs PLUS Weapons Grade Plutonium Coming to City Near You.

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For More Information, Contact | Valerie Price.

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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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