Tuesday May 21, 2013
Japan is Venting Radiation High Into AtmosphereJack Nounan for Salem-News.com
There are reports that teachers are forcing school children to eat food that their parents told them not to eat.
(HUMBOLDT, Calif.) - Radioactive cesium exceeding 8,000 becquerels/kg has been detected in the ashes from burning the regular household garbage in Kanto and Tohoku regions. The Ministry of the Environment has decided to apply the same rule as the disaster debris and allow the ashes to be buried. The municipalities will be able to bury the ashes that they have stored temporarily, but it may be difficult to obtain consent from the residents living near the disposal facilities.
"Burning that waste and with radioactive, rain will come down again upon their own people, as well as Canada and the U.S. They're refusing to see the seriousness of this disaster and it's making it worse.", says nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen.
In other areas it has reached as high as "100,000 becquerels/kg", in Fukushima, ashes, after burning household garbage . . . 95,300 becquerels/kg. This new policy is to be applied to ashes from disaster debris and regular garbage that are radioactive. It's not mentioned in the article but the ashes and slag from the radioactive sewage sludge will likely be disposed under the same policy - i.e. burn and bury.
Some garbage incinerators and sludge incinerators at waste processing plants and sewage treatment plants in cities in Kanto have become so radioactive that they have to be shut down.
The entire country is potentially a nuclear waste disposal site, because of this one disaster.
Those following all this know Fukushima City should have been evacuated right from the beginning. - Fukushima Cesium-137 Leaks 'Equal 168 Hiroshimas'
With regard to Fukushima, Kobe University Radiation Expert Prof. Tomoya Yamauchi, said of this city of 290,000 People: "Evacuation Must Be Conducted As Soon As Possible".
Prof. Chris Busby says Fukushima is like the TITANIC - suggesting that the Japanese government is completely out of order and if it continuous its course of action then it is a criminal organization - "I Am Too Frightened To Go Closer To Meltdowns Than 100 Km' Because Of High Levels Of Radiation".
In relation to the evacuation of Fukushima, Japanese Journalist Takashi Hirose said: "It's like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen". There are reports that teachers are forcing school children to eat food that their parents told them not to eat.
Prof. Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University said Japan's government needs a wakeup call, adding that many are 'Shaking With Anger'. His quote: "What Are You Doing?"
A recent alert indicated that Greenpeace Radiation Measurements in Fukushima City hot spots is showing at 500-700 Times Normal!
Again, over 290,000 people are In Danger.
Human Errors With Devastating Consequences
Japan's system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment this whole nuclear crisis began, march 11, . (but not used by humans who evidently did not look at reports) As officials first planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume emerging from the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. But no one acted upon this.
The school, just over six miles from the plant, was not immediately cleared out. Quite the opposite. It was turned into a temporary evacuation center. Human errors compounding human losses
Reports from the forecast system were sent to Japan's nuclear safety agency, but the flow of data stopped there. Prime Minister Naoto Kan and others involved in declaring evacuation areas never saw the reports, and neither did local authorities. So thousands of people stayed for days in areas that the system had identified as high-risk, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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