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「原発が緊急停止=外部電源途絶―米イリノイ州」 by limitlesslife

「原発が緊急停止=外部電源途絶―米イリノイ州」
[2012(H24)年01月31日(火)PM14:25送信]
《パレスチナに平和を京都の会》
“Peace for Palestine” in Kyoto Movement(PPKM)
諸留(モロトメ)能興(ヨシオキ)です

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原発が緊急停止=外部電源途絶―米イリノイ州と報道されました。
例によって、NRC(アメリカ原子力規制委員会)と電力会社は、「通常の運転でもトリチウムは蒸気などで定期的に放出されており、安全性に問題はなく、健康に影響はない」と事故の軽微なことを強調しています。
「環境中への放射能の放出には安全値など、もともと存在しない」という
基本的大原則を無視した「報道管制」が
アメリカでも堂々とまかり通っています。

以下NHKニュースURL より
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20120131/t10015656851000.html

 アメリカ中西部・イリノイ州の原子力発電所で、30日、運転中の原発の外部電源が失われ、原発が緊急停止するトラブルが起きました。原発からは、原子炉の圧力を下げるために微量の放射性物質を含む蒸気が放出されているということですが、アメリカ政府や電力会社では、健康への影響はないとしています。

 緊急停止したのは、アメリカ中西部・イリノイ州にあるバイロン原子力発電所の2号機です。NRC=アメリカ原子力規制委員会や電力会社によりますと、現地時間30日午前10時すぎ、バイロン原発の2号機で外部電源が突然失われ、原発が緊急停止したということです。電力会社で調べたところ、施設内の変電所で異常が見つかったということで、2号機は現在、非常用のディーゼル発電機により冷却機能は維持されているということです。また、原子炉の圧力を下げるために、2次系の冷却水を使った装置から、蒸気の放出も行われており、蒸気の中には放射性物質のトリチウムがごくわずかに含まれているということですが、NRCと電力会社は、「通常の運転でもトリチウムは蒸気などで定期的に放出されており、安全性に問題はなく、健康に影響はない」としています。

 NRCによりますと、今回の緊急停止は、原発で起きるトラブルの深刻度を測る4段階の指標の中で最も低いもので、電力会社では、トラブルの原因を調べるとともに、外部電源の復旧を急いでいます。

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真の文明は
山を荒らさず
海を荒らさず
村を荒らさず
人を殺さざるべし (田中正造)

社会が激動している今この時
歴史に残る最大の悲劇は
「悪しき人々」の過激な言葉や暴力ではなく
「善良な人々」の沈黙と無関心である
我々の世代が後世に恥ずべきは
「暗闇の子」の言動ではなく
「光の子」が抱く恐怖と無関心である (M.L.キング牧師)
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《パレスチナに平和を京都の会》
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Nuclear Reactor Near Rockford Loses Power, Vents Steam

The steam contains low levels of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen

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Nuclear Reactor Near Rockford Loses Power, Vents Steam

The Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Ogle County, Illinois.

A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down Monday after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators.

Unit 2 at Byron Generating Station, about 95 miles northwest of Chicago, shut down at 10:18 a.m., after losing power, Exelon officials said. Diesel generators began supplying power to the plant, and operators began releasing steam to cool the reactor from the part of the plant where turbines are producing electricity, not from within the nuclear reactor itself, officials said.

The steam contains low levels of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, but federal and plant officials insisted the levels were safe for workers and the public.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared the incident an “unusual event,” the lowest of four levels of emergency. Commission officials also said the release of tritium was expected.

Exelon Nuclear officials believe a failed piece of equipment at a switchyard caused the shutdown but were still investigating an exact cause. The switchyard is similar to a large substation that delivers power to the plant from the electrical grid and from the plant to the electrical grid. Smoke was seen from an onsite station transformer, Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng said, but no evidence of a fire was found when the plant’s fire brigade responded.

Mitlyng said officials can’t yet calculate how much tritium is being released. They know the amounts are small because monitors around the plant aren’t showing increased levels of radiation, she said.

Tritium molecules are so microscopic that small amounts are able to pass from radioactive steam that originates in the reactor through tubing and into the water used to cool turbines and other equipment outside the reactor, Mitlyng said. The steam that was being released was coming from the turbine side.

Tritium is relatively short-lived and penetrates the body weakly through the air compared to other radioactive contaminants.

Releasing steam helps “take away some of that energy still being produced by nuclear reaction but that doesn’t have anywhere to go now.” Even though the turbine is not turning to produce electricity, she said, “you still need to cool the equipment.”

Candace Humphrey, Ogle County’s emergency management coordinator, said county officials were notified of the incident as soon as it happened and that public safety was never in danger.

“It was standard procedure that they would notify county officials,” she said. “There is always concern. But, it never crossed my mind that there was any danger to the people of Ogle County.”

Unit 1 was operating normally while engineers investigate why Unit 2 lost power, which comes into the plant from the outside power grid, Mitlyng said. She said Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors were in the control room at Byron and in constant contact with the agency’s incident response center in Lisle, Ill.

In March 2008, federal officials said they were investigating a problem with electrical transformers at the plant after outside power to a unit was interrupted.

In an unrelated issue last April, the commission said it was conducting special inspections of backup water pumps at the Byron and Braidwood generating stations after the agency’s inspectors raised concerns about whether the pumps would be able to cool the reactors if the normal system wasn’t working. The plants’ operator, Exelon Corp., initially said the pumps would work but later concluded they wouldn’t.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/byron-nuclear-plant–138343789.html#ixzz1l0vXLzte



真の解決は核廃絶(核汚染、核の冬、地震、事故、テロ、・・・) by limitlesslife

File photo: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (photo: Channel 4/UK)
File photo: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (photo: Channel 4/UK)

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Stopping Iran Without a War

By Leslie H. Gelb, The Daily Beast

30 January 12

 

The robust sanctions against Iran won’t work by themselves. Looking at Iranians from their perspective helps explain why. By Leslie H. Gelb.

he United States, Israel, and Europe are inching closer to war with Iran because of what they’re doing and what they’re not doing. What they are doing is squeezing Iran with unprecedented economic sanctions (which is good); but Western leaders know full well the penalties won’t cause Tehran to abandon its nuclear program. What the West is doing is drawing “red lines” that are backing its leaders into untenable and dangerous corners, as well as cornering Iran. What they are not doing is leveraging these economic and military pressures with a negotiating proposal that can curtail Iran’s nuclear-bomb-making capabilities without war.

As Western leaders back Iran into a corner and as they are locking themselves into a war policy they haven’t seriously contemplated and don’t really want, now is the time to offer a deal. The peace package is simple: Iran keeps its uranium facilities but with capabilities to enrich reduced to levels fit only for civilian use. Tehran also agrees to the tightest international verification procedures. The West lifts sanctions gradually as Iran complies with both reconfiguring its nuclear plants and accepts the necessary verification. For sure, President Obama has tried similar proposals before. This time, however, Iran may find that the biting economic pressures make the deal more palatable. For sure, neither I nor anyone else knows whether Iran will accept this time. But I do know this: if we don’t at least try the negotiating track, a war of untold uncertainties and dangers can come upon us.

To see why economic sanctions alone won’t lead to Tehran’s capitulation, try to look at the situation through Iranian eyes. Here’s what they see: Pakistan, a country that has already given away nuclear secrets to terrorist and renegade states and which itself could be heading toward a Muslim extremist takeover, got the bomb. We did nothing about it. North Korea, one of the nuttiest states around, which has also given nuclear knowledge to Syria and Pakistan (among others), also acquired nukes. We did nothing about that either. Washington accepted India’s nukes and even made special verification arrangements with New Delhi that expressly contradicted the Non-Proliferation Treaty. And of course, Israel has long had a substantial nuclear strike capability, and Washington secretly applauds that, as do I, openly.

Washington and Israel say Iran is a special case. One reason is that Tehran is supposedly more likely to use its nukes. But why? North Korea and Pakistan are even less predictable than Iran. Another reason is that Iran’s nukes will cause its neighbors, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to go nuclear. But just as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have restrained themselves regarding North Korea, so too can Iran’s Arab neighbors. What should calm the waters in the Mideast, as in Asia, is confidence in the U.S. deterrent power. If Pyongyang so much as twitched a nuclear finger, its existence would be a thing of the past. Iran would face the same fate.

As Iranians see it, the real reason they are made the only exception to America’s no-nukes wall is this: Israel. The Netanyahu regime is convinced that Iran actually will go to nuclear war against the Jewish state, no matter Tehran’s certainty that it will be utterly destroyed in return. Tel Aviv thinks the mullahs are Hitlers bent on the destruction of Jews, no matter the cost to themselves. Besides, they reckon that Israel’s options to use force against its neighbors will be dangerously limited if Tehran possessed nukes and made nuclear threats.

These Israeli judgments have to be taken seriously. At the same time, it needs be said that many if not most Israeli intelligence officers and key senior military officers have taken nearly the opposite point of view. Of course, they worry about such an Iranian threat. But they believe that Israel’s powerful nuclear deterrent will work, that the Iranian leaders are not crazy Hitlers. And they further argue that war would solve nothing and could have grave consequences. Nothing would be solved, they say, because Iran’s nuclear march would be set back only by a year or two, then go further underground and be even harder to destroy. And they contend that the adverse reaction to an Israeli attack around the world would be devastating politically, to say nothing of the prospect of a wave of anti-Israeli terrorism.

Faced with these circumstances and prospects, Washington has decided to toughen its stance rhetorically. The good old formulation that “all options are on the table” is no longer sufficient. Now, with full White House support, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has gone much further in reducing ambiguity about what the U.S. would do if Iran proceeded with its nuclear development. He didn’t define that “red line,” but the inevitable neoconservatives are doing it for him and for President Obama. They’re maintaining that almost any further moves by Tehran along the nuclear path should trigger U.S. strikes against all possible nuclear targets. Some U.S. military leaders seem to think red lines make sense; most military leaders decidedly do not.

I’d like to see President Obama show the courage of offering a solid peace proposal instead of just drawing chest-thumping red lines.

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors arrived in Iran on Sunday for a three-day inspection tour. Most recently, that agency, charged with checking what’s going on within suspect nations, issued a report saying it could not attest that Iran’s program was peaceful, and that it could be headed toward nuclear weapons. The agency didn’t say so in its report at that time, but most analysts now predict that Iran could have usable nukes within one to two years. Such precision belies their intelligence capabilities as well as America’s. But there we are.

And here we Americans are in a presidential election year. At these times, the straps of restraint on tough talk and tough action are almost always loosened. That’s especially true when Democrats hold the White House – Democrats who are quadrennially scared stupid by the prospect of Republicans accusing them of being lily-livered liberals and selling out the nation’s security. I’d like to see President Obama show the courage of offering a solid peace proposal instead of just drawing chest-thumping red lines. Meantime, he doesn’t have to withdraw any sanctions or any “red lines.” Just cut the usual diplomatic and political baloney, and try. With so much pressure now being applied on Iran, it might work. In the midst of a barrage of economic and military pressures, it is not a sign of weakness or lack of resolve to offer peace. It is classic negotiating from strength.



有漏善(我利)か無漏善(全利)か by limitlesslife
January 31, 2012, 4:08 am
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Chris Hedges’ Columns

Corporations Have No Use for Borders

Truthdig, Posted on Jan 30, 2012
AP / Carolyn Kaster
A police officer holds a tear gas launcher at the ready during a standoff with protesters at the G-20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010.

By Chris Hedges

What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment.

But that was the old Canada. I was in Montreal on Friday and Saturday and saw the familiar and disturbing tentacles of the security and surveillance state. Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Accords so it can dig up the Alberta tar sands in an orgy of environmental degradation. It carried out the largest mass arrests of demonstrators in Canadian history at 2010’s G-8 and G-20 meetings, rounding up more than 1,000 people. It sends undercover police into indigenous communities and activist groups and is handing out stiff prison terms to dissenters. And Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a diminished version of George W. Bush. He champions the rabid right wing in Israel, bows to the whims of global financiers and is a Christian fundamentalist.

The voices of dissent sound like our own. And the forms of persecution are familiar. This is not an accident. We are fighting the same corporate leviathan.

“I want to tell you that I was arrested because I am seen as a threat,” Canadian activistLeah Henderson wrote to fellow dissidents before being sent to Vanier prison in Milton, Ontario, to serve a 10-month sentence. “I want to tell you that you might be too. I want to tell you that this is something we need to prepare for. I want to tell you that the risk of incarceration alone should not determine our organizing.”

“My skills and experience—as a facilitator, as a trainer, as a legal professional and as someone linking different communities and movements—were all targeted in this case, with the state trying to depict me as a ‘brainwasher’ and as a mastermind of mayhem, violence and destruction,” she went on. “During the week of the G8 & G20 summits, the police targeted legal observers, street medics and independent media. It is clear that the skills that make us strong, the alternatives that reduce our reliance on their systems and prefigure a new world, are the very things that they are most afraid of.”

The decay of Canada illustrates two things. Corporate power is global, and resistance to it cannot be restricted by national boundaries. Corporations have no regard for nation-states. They assert their power to exploit the land and the people everywhere. They play worker off of worker and nation off of nation. They control the political elites in Ottawa as they do in London, Paris and Washington. This, I suspect, is why the tactics to crush the Occupy movement around the globe have an eerie similarity—infiltrations, surveillance, the denial of public assembly, physical attempts to eradicate encampments, the use of propaganda and the press to demonize the movement, new draconian laws stripping citizens of basic rights, and increasingly harsh terms of incarceration.

Our solidarity should be with activists who march on Tahrir Square in Cairo or set upencampamentos in Madrid. These are our true compatriots. The more we shed ourselves of national identity in this fight, the more we grasp that our true allies may not speak our language or embrace our religious and cultural traditions, the more powerful we will become.

Those who seek to discredit this movement employ the language of nationalism and attempt to make us fearful of the other. Wave the flag. Sing the national anthem. Swell with national hubris. Be vigilant of the hidden terrorist. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, responding to the growing opposition to the Keystone XL and the Northern Gateway pipelines, wrote in an open letter that “environmental and other radical groups” were trying to “hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda.” He accused pipeline opponents of receiving funding from foreign special interest groups and said that “if all other avenues have failed, they will take a quintessential American approach: sue everyone and anyone to delay the project even further.”

No matter that in both Canada and the United States suing the government to seek redress is the right of every citizen. No matter that the opposition to the Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines has its roots in Canada. No matter that the effort by citizens in the U.S. and in Canada to fight climate change is about self-preservation. The minister, in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry like the energy czars in most of the other industrialized nations, seeks to pit “loyal” Canadians against “disloyal” Canadians. Those with whom we will build this movement of resistance will not in some cases be our own. They may speak Arabic, pray five times a day toward Mecca and be holding off the police thugs in the center of Cairo. Or they may be generously pierced and tattooed and speak Danish or they may be Mandarin-speaking workers battling China’s totalitarian capitalism. These are differences that make no difference.

“My country right or wrong,” G.K. Chesterton once wrote, is on the same level as “My mother, drunk or sober.”

Our most dangerous opponents, in fact, look and speak like us. They hijack familiar and comforting iconography and slogans to paint themselves as true patriots. They claim to love Jesus. But they cynically serve the function a native bureaucracy serves for any foreign colonizer. The British and the French, and earlier the Romans, were masters of this game. They recruited local quislings to carry out policies and repression that were determined in London or Paris or Rome. Popular anger was vented against these personages, and native group vied with native group in battles for scraps of influence. And when one native ruler was overthrown or, more rarely, voted out of power, these imperial machines recruited a new face. The actual centers of power did not change. The pillage continued. Global financiers are the new colonizers. They make the rules. They pull the strings. They offer the illusion of choice in our carnivals of political theater. But corporate power remains constant and unimpeded. Barack Obama serves the same role Herod did in imperial Rome.

This is why the Occupy Wall Street movement is important. It targets the center of power—global financial institutions. It deflects attention from the empty posturing in the legislative and executive offices in Washington or London or Paris. The Occupy movement reminds us that until the corporate superstructure is dismantled it does not matter which member of the native elite is elected or anointed to rule. The Canadian prime minister is as much a servant of corporate power as the American president. And replacing either will not alter corporate domination. As the corporate mechanisms of control become apparent to wider segments of the population, discontent will grow further. So will the force employed by our corporate overlords. It will be a long road for us. But we are not alone. There are struggles and brush fires everywhere. Leah Henderson is not only right. She is my compatriot.



1ミリシーベルトになるには何百年かかる: 集落ごと避難、議事録は録音があるから作れ! by limitlesslife

[uniting-peace][19104] 小出先生 たね蒔きジャーナル2012/1/30のお話(1ミリシーベルトになるには何百年かかる、集落ごと避難しないといけない、議事録は録音があるから今からでも作れ!)

 永岡です、毎日放送のたね蒔きジャーナル、今日も水野晶子さんの司会、毎日新聞ほっと兵庫編集長の平野幸夫さんの案内で放送されました。

原発のニュース、福島で水漏れ、東電によると、6時20分に配管つなぎ目で30リットル水漏れで、水には放射能があり、冷え込みで凍結、水漏れが相次いでいるのです。

福島から転出した数は転入を3万人以上上回る転出超過で、43年ぶり、岩手、宮城も足すと4万人以上転出、西日本への転出で、関西では転入超過なのです。東京圏は転入超過なものの、一昨年より減っています。

そして、小出先生のお話、除染の指針があり、50ミリシーベルト/年以下を20ミリ以下にすると言うのですが、可能かについて、「可能である」、今の汚染はセシウムで、外部ではセシウム134が7割、半減期が2年で、6割くらいには物理的には減り、除染で半分にすることはできる。しかし、年間20ミリは特殊な放射線業務従事者の数値で、そこまで下げても住んで、子供たちを住まわせてはいけないのです。本来は1ミリ/年であり、「実現させてもダメなのに、どうして国が駄目と言わないのか」なのです。それに見合った工程表になっており、人が暮らしてOKではないのです。1ミリに減らすのは到底できない(何百年かかる)のです。

平野さん、国は戻すのではなく、別のところで住んでもらうべきと言い、小出先生も平野さんの言う通りと言い、「地域は家族」、集落であり、家族単位ではなく、集落単位で移住させないといけないのです。そうしても大変だが、なのです。

20ミリ以下なら住めると役所が言い、細野氏、原発担当で環境担当と矛盾しているのです。内閣参与の小佐古氏、被曝は怖くないと喧嘩してきたのに、年間20ミリのところに人を住まわせると国が言って参与を辞任し、20ミリシーベルトを子供に許す政治家がいるなら、その人がそこに住むべきなのです。

工程表が出来たらそれで終わり、しかし、飯館村は信用できないと独自の除染をしており、科学的には飯館村の方が正しいが、飯館村が1ミリ/年以下にはならないのです。

多くの人の人生が変わるのです。

政府の会議、議事録がなく、原子力災害関係、5月に議事録がないのが分かり、枝野氏、全面公開と言っていたのに作っていなかった、小出先生失笑され、録音をしていないわけはない、議事録は作ろうと思えばできるのに、議事録を作りたくない思惑がある。去年10月、小出先生は原子力学会の会長に呼ばれて、原因究明のために小出先生のお話を聞きたいと言うことで、チャタムハウスルール(証言する個人の名前を伏せて、不利益にならないようにすること)で聞きたいと言ったので、それだからダメ、個人が自分の責任をかけて発言しないとダメなのだと言い、誰も責任を取らない原子力、それが一切の根源であり、録音はあり、今からでも議事録は作るべきなのです。

今日も、小出先生のお話をお伝えいたしました



フクシマ:戦争無しの核戦争 by limitlesslife
January 30, 2012, 2:29 pm
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Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
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Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War

The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

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INTRODUCTION

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

“This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

Nuclear radiation –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.

While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden  The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)

 Moreover, while all eyes were riveted on the Fukushima Daiichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co  Inc) Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant.

The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.

The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.  

An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government’s information regarding the nuclear crisis. (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011)

The Impacts in Japan

The Japanese government has been obliged to acknowledge that “the severity rating of its nuclear crisis … matches that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster”. In a bitter irony, however, this tacit admission by the Japanese authorities has proven to been part of  the cover-up of a significantly larger catastrophe, resulting in a process of global nuclear radiation and contamination:

“While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers. There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” ( Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data, Global Research, April 11, 2011)

Fukushima in the wake of the Tsunami, March 2011

Worldwide Contamination

The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain in Japan, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California:

“Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott,Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age,  April 26, 2011)

While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press reports (AP and Reuters) “quoting diplomatic sources” stated that only “tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health.”

“According to the news agencies, the unnamed sources have access to data from a network of measuring stations run by the United Nations’ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. …

… Greg Jaczko, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told White House reporters on Thursday (March 17) that his experts “don’t see any concern from radiation levels that could be harmful here in the United States or any of the U.S. territories”.

 

The spread of radiation. March 2011

Public Health Disaster. Economic Impacts

What prevails is a well organized camouflage. The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been fully acknowledged nor addressed in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion by the Japanese authorities.

 Japan as a nation state has been destroyed. Its landmass and territorial waters are contaminated. Part of the country is uninhabitable. High levels of radiation have been recorded in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which has a population of  39 million (2010) (more than the population of Canada, circa 34 million (2010)) There are indications that the food chain is contaminated throughout Japan:

Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in tea made in a factory in Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous tea producing areas in Japan.

A tea distributor in Tokyo reported to the prefecture that it detected high levels of radioactivity in the tea shipped from the city. The prefecture ordered the factory to refrain from shipping out the product. After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima, June 15, 2011)

Japan’s industrial and manufacturing base is prostrate. Japan is no longer a leading industrial power. The country’s exports have plummeted. The Tokyo government has announced its first trade deficit since 1980.

While the business media has narrowly centered on the impacts of power outages and energy shortages on the pace of productive activity, the broader issue pertaining to the outright radioactive contamination of the country’s infrastructure and industrial base is a “scientific taboo” (i.e the radiation of industrial plants, machinery and equipment, buildings, roads, etc). A report released in January 2012 points to the nuclear contamination of building materials used in the construction industry, in cluding roads and residential buildings throughout Japan.(See  FUKUSHIMA: Radioactive Houses and Roads in Japan. Radioactive Building Materials Sold to over 200 Construction Companies, January 2012)

A “coverup report” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (May 2011), entitled Economic Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery  presents “Economic Recovery” as a fait accompli. It also brushes aside the issue of radiation. The impacts of nuclear radiation on the work force and the country’s industrial base are not mentioned. The report states that the distance between Tokyo -Fukushima Dai-ichi  is of the order of 230 km (about 144 miles) and that the levels of radiation in Tokyo are lower than in Hong Kong and New York City.(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery, p.15). This statement is made without corroborating evidence and in overt contradiction with independent radiation readings in Tokyo (se map below). In recent developments, Sohgo Security Services Co. is launching a lucrative “radiation measurement service targeting households in Tokyo and four surrounding prefectures”.


A map of citizens’ measured radiation levels shows radioactivity is distributed in a complex pattern reflecting the mountainous terrain and the shifting winds across a broad area of Japan north of Tokyo which is in the center of the of bottom of the map.”

“Radiation limits begin to be exceeded at just above 0.1 microsieverts/ hour blue. Red is about fifty times the civilian radiation limit at 5.0 microsieverts/hour. Because children are much more sensitive than adults, these results are a great concern for parents of young children in potentially affected areas.

SOURCEScience Magazine


The fundamental question is whether the vast array of industrial goods and components “Made in Japan” — including hi tech components, machinery, electronics, motor vehicles, etc — and exported Worldwide are contaminated? Were this to be the case, the entire East and Southeast Asian industrial base –which depends heavily on Japanese components and industrial technology– would be affected. The potential impacts on international trade would be farreaching. In this regard, in January, Russian officials confiscated irradiated Japanese automobiles and autoparts in the port of Vladivostok for sale in the Russian Federation. Needless to say, incidents of this nature in a global competitive environment, could lead to the demise of the Japanese automobile industry which is already in crisis.

While most of the automotive industry is in central Japan, Nissan’s engine factory in Iwaki city is 42 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Is the Nissan work force affected? Is the engine plant contaminated? The plant is within about 10 to 20 km of the government’s “evacuation zone” from which some 200,000 people were evacuated (see map below).


Nuclear Energy and Nuclear War

The crisis in Japan has also brought into the open the unspoken relationship between nuclear energy and nuclear war.

Nuclear energy is not a civilian economic activity. It is an appendage of the nuclear weapons industry which is controlled by the so-called defense contractors. The powerful corporate interests behind nuclear energy and nuclear weapons overlap.

In Japan at the height of the disaster, “the nuclear industry and government agencies [were] scrambling to prevent the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japan’s civilian nuclear power plants”.1  (See Yoichi Shimatsu,Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant? Global Research,  April 12, 2011)

It should be noted that the complacency of both the media and the governments to the hazards of nuclear radiation pertains to the nuclear energy industry as well as to to use of nuclear weapons. In both cases, the devastating health impacts of nuclear radiation are casually denied. Tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb are labelled by the Pentagon as “safe for the surrounding civilian population”.

No concern has been expressed at the political level as to the likely consequences of a US-NATO-Israel attack on Iran, using “safe for civilians” tactical nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear state.

Such an action would result in “the unthinkable”: a nuclear holocaust over a large part of the Middle East and Central Asia. A nuclear nightmare, however, would occur even if nuclear weapons were not used. The bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities using conventional weapons would contribute to unleashing another Fukushima type disaster with extensive radioactive fallout. (For further details See Michel Chossudovsky, Towards a World War III Scenario, The Dangers of Nuclear War, Global Research, Montreal, 2011)

The Online Interactive I-Book Reader on Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War

In view of the official cover-up and media disinformation campaign, the contents of the articles and video reports in this Online Interactive Reader have not trickled down to to the broader public. (See Table of contents below)

This Online Interactive Reader on Fukushima contains a combination of analytical and scientific articles, video reports as well as shorter news reports and corroborating data.

Part I focusses on The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: How it Happened? Part II  pertains to The Devastating Health and Social Impacts in Japan. Part III  centers on the “Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe”, namely the cover-up by the Japanese government and the corporate media. Part IV focusses on the issue of  Worlwide Nuclear Radiation and Part V reviews the Implications of the Fukushima disaster for the Global Nuclear Energy Industry.

In the face of ceaseless media disinformation, this Global Research Online I-Book on the dangers of global nuclear radiation is intended to break the media vacuum and raise public awareness, while also pointing to the complicity of  the governments, the media and the nuclear industry.

We call upon our readers to spread the word.

We invite university, college and high school teachers to make this Interactive Reader on Fukushima available to their students.

Michel Chossudovsky, January 25, 2012


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: How it Happened

– by Yoichi Shimatsu – 2011-04-16
Fukushima is the greatest nuclear and environmental disaster in human history

– by Steven C. Jones – 2011-06-20
Nuclear Apocalypse in Japan

Lifting the Veil of Nuclear Catastrophe and cover-up
– by Keith Harmon Snow – 2011-03-18
Humanity now faces a deadly serious challenge coming out of Japan — the epicenter of radiation.
VIDEO: Full Meltdown? Japan Maximum Nuclear Alert

 Watch now on GRTV
-by Christopher Busby- 2011-03-30
Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster

– by Sherwood Ross – 2011-11-10
Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant?

U.S.-Japan security treaty fatally delayed nuclear workers’ fight against meltdown
– by Yoichi Shimatsu – 2011-04-12
The specter of self-destruction can be ended only with the abrogation of the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the root cause of the secrecy that fatally delayed the nuclear workers’ fight against meltdown.
Fukushima: “China Syndrome Is Inevitable” … “Huge Steam Explosions”

“Massive Hydrovolcanic Explosion” or a “Nuclear Bomb-Type Explosion” May Occur
– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-11-22
Accident at Second Japanese Nuclear Complex: The Nuclear Accident You Never Heard About

– by Washington’s Blog – 2012-01-12
VIDEO: New TEPCO Photographs Substantiate Significant Damage to Fukushima Unit 3

Latest report now on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-10-20

PART II

The Devastating Health and Social Impacts in Japan

VIDEO: Surviving Japan: A Critical Look at the Nuclear Crisis
Learn more about this important new documentary on GRTV
– by Chris Noland – 2012-01-23
Fukushima and the Battle for Truth

Large sectors of the Japanese population are accumulating significant levels of internal contamination
– by Paul Zimmerman – 2011-09-27
FUKUSHIMA: Public health Fallout from Japanese Quake

“Culture of cover-up” and inadequate cleanup. Japanese people exposed to “unconscionable” health risks
– by Canadian Medical Association Journal – 2011-12-30
FUKUSHIMA: Radioactive Houses and Roads in Japan. Radioactive Building Materials Sold to over 200 Construction Companies

– 2012-01-16
VIDEO: Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated

Watch this important new report on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2012-01-19
VIDEO: The Results Are In: Japan Received Enormous Exposures of Radiation from Fukushima

Important new video now on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen, Marco Kaltofen – 2011-11-07
The Tears of Sanriku (三陸の涙). The Death Toll for the Great East Japan Earthquake Nuclear Disaster

– by Jim Bartel – 2011-10-31
The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima– by Prof. Matthew Penney, Prof. Mark Selden – 2011-05-24
Uncertainty about the long-term health effects of radiation

Radioactivity in Food: “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” – by Physicians For Social Responsibility – 2011-03-23

71,000 people in the city next to the Fukushima nuclear plant “We’ve Been Left to Die” – 2011-03-19

 Tokyo Water Unsafe For Babies, Food Bans Imposed – by Karyn Poupee – 2011-03-23

 


PART III

Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe: Cover-up by the Japanese Government and the Corporate Media

VIDEO: Japanese Government Insiders Reveal Fukushima Secrets

GRTV Behind the Headlines now online
– by James Corbett – 2011-10-06
Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown

The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press
– by Keith Harmon Snow – 2011-06-20
Scandal: Japan Forces Top Official To Retract Prime Minister’s Revelation Fukushima Permanently Uninhabitable

– by Alexander Higgins – 2011-04-18
Emergency Special Report: Japan’s Earthquake, Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe

– by Yoichi Shimatsu – 2011-03-13
The tendency to deny systemic errors – “in order to avoid public panic” – is rooted in the determination of an entrenched Japanese bureaucracy to protect itself…
VIDEO: Fukushima: TEPCO Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive Dumping in Tokyo Bay

Learn more on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2012-01-11
The Dangers of Radiation: Deconstructing Nuclear Experts

– by Chris Busby – 2011-03-31
“The nuclear industry is waging a war against humanity.” This war has now entered an endgame which will decide the survival of the human race.
Engineers Knew Fukushima Might Be Unsafe, But Covered It Up …

And Now the Extreme Vulnerabilty of NEW U.S. Plants Is Being Covered Up
– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-11-12
COVERUP: Are Fukushima Reactors 5 and 6 In Trouble Also?

– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-11-14
Fukushima’s Owner Adds Insult to Injury – Claims Radioactive Fallout Isn’t Theirs

– by John LaForge – 2012-01-17

PART IV

The Process of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

VIDEO: Japan’s Nuclear Crisis: The Dangers of Worldwide Radiation
– by Dr. Helen Caldicott – 2012-01-25
An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the US Follows Arrival of Radioactive Plume from Fukushima, Is there a Correlation?

– by Dr. Joseph J. Mangano, Dr. Janette Sherman – 2011-12-20
In the US, Following the Fukushima fallout, samples of radioactivity in precipitation, air, water, and milk, taken by the U.S. government, showed levels hundreds of times above normal…
Radioactive Dust From Japan Hit North America 3 Days After Meltdown

But Governments “Lied” About Meltdowns and Radiation
– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-06-24
VIDEO: Fukushima Will Be Radiating Everyone for Centuries

New report now on GRTV
– by Michio Kaku, Liz Hayes – 2011-08-23
Fukushima: Diseased Seals in Alaska tested for Radiation

– 2011-12-29
Radiation Spreads to France

– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-11-15

Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity

PART V

Implications for the Global Nuclear Energy Industry

 

Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima

– by Gayle Greene – 2012-01-26
After Fukushima: Enough Is Enough

– by Helen Caldicott – 2011-12-05
VIDEO: Radiation Coverups Confirmed: Los Alamos, Fort Calhoun, Fukushima, TSA

New Sunday Report now on GRTV
– by James Corbett – 2011-07-04
VIDEO: Why Fukushima Can Happen Here: What the NRC and Nuclear Industry Don’t Want You to Know

Watch now on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen, David Lochbaum – 2011-07-12
VIDEO: Safety Problems in all Reactors Designed Like Fukushima

Learn more on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-09-26
VIDEO: Proper Regulation of Nuclear Power has been Coopted Worldwide

Explore the issues on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-10-05
VIDEO: New Nuclear Reactors Do Not Consider Fukushima Design Flaws

Find out more on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-11-24
Nuclear Energy: Profit Driven Industry

“Nuclear Can Be Safe Or It Can Be Cheap … But It Can’t Be Both”
– by Washington’s Blog – 2011-12-23
VIDEO: Fukushima and the Fall of the Nuclear Priesthood

Watch the new GRTV Feature Interview
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-10-22
Why is there a Media Blackout on Nuclear Incident at Fort Calhoun in Nebraska?

– by Patrick Henningsen – 2011-06-23
Startling Revelations about Three Mile Island Disaster Raise Doubts Over Nuke Safety

– by Sue Sturgis – 2011-07-24
Radioactive Leak at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station

– by Rady Ananda – 2011-07-01
VIDEO: US vs Japan: The Threat of Radiation Speculation

Dangerous double standards examined on GRTV
– by Arnie Gundersen – 2011-06-25

Additional articles and videos on Fukushima and Nuclear Radiation are available at Global Research’s Dossier on The Environment


TEXT BOX

 Nuclear Radiation: Categorization

At Fukushima, reports confirm that alpha, beta, gamma particles and neutrons have been released:

“While non-ionizing radiation and x-rays are a result of electron transitions in atoms or molecules, there are three forms of ionizing radiation that are a result of activity within the nucleus of an atom.  These forms of nuclear radiation are alpha particles (α-particles), beta particles (β-particles) and gamma rays (γ-rays).

Alpha particles are heavy positively charged particles made up of two protons and two neutrons.  They are essentially a helium nucleus and are thus represented in a nuclear equation by either α or n1.  See the Alpha Decay page for more information on alpha particles.

Beta particles come in two forms: n2 and n3n3 particles are just electrons that have been ejected from the nucleus.  This is a result of sub-nuclear reactions that result in a neutron decaying to a proton.  The electron is needed to conserve charge and comes from the nucleus.  It is not an orbital electron.  n2particles are positrons ejected from the nucleus when a proton decays to a neutron.  A positron is an anti-particle that is similar in nearly all respects to an electron, but has a positive charge.  See the Beta Decay page for more information on beta particles.

Gamma rays are photons of high energy electromagnetic radiation (light).  Gamma rays generally have the highest frequency and shortest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum.  There is some overlap in the frequencies of gamma rays and x-rays; however, x-rays are formed from electron transitions while gamma rays are formed from nuclear transitions. See the Gamma Rays  for more” (SOURCE: Canadian Nuclear Association)

A neutron is a particle that is found in the nucleus, or center, of atoms. It has a mass very close to protons, which also reside in the nucleus of atoms. Together, they make up almost all of the mass of individual atoms. Each has a mass of about 1 amu, which is roughly 1.6×10-27kg. Protons have a positive charge and neutrons have no charge, which is why they were more difficult to discover.” (SOURCE:Neutron Radiation)


“Many different radioactive isotopes are used in or are produced by nuclear reactors. The most important of these are described below:

1. Uranium 235 (U-235) is the active component of most nuclear reactor fuel.

2. Plutonium (Pu-239) is a key nuclear material used in modern nuclear weapons and is also present as a by-product in certain reprocessed fuels used in some nuclear reactors. Pu-239 is also produced in uranium reactors as a byproduct of fission of U-235.

3. Cesium (Cs-137 ) is a fission product of U-235. It emits beta and gamma radiation and can cause radiation sickness and death if exposures are high enough. …

4. Iodine 131 (I-131), also a fission product of U-235, emits beta and gamma radiation. After inhalation or ingestion, it is absorbed by and concentrated in the thyroid gland, where its beta radiation damages nearby thyroid tissue  (SOURCE: Amesh A. Adalja, MD, Eric S. Toner, MD, Anita Cicero, JD, Joseph Fitzgerald, MS, MPH, and Thomas V. Inglesby MD, Radiation at Fukushima: Basic Issues and Concepts, March 31, 2011)


Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at the University of Ottawa. He is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca website. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism”(2005). His most recent book is entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). He has taught as Visiting Professor at universities in Western Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and The Pacific, acted as adviser to governments of developing countries and as a consultant to several international organizations. Prof. Chossudovsky is a signatory of the Kuala Lumpur declaration to criminalize war and recipient of the Human Rights Prize of the Society for the Protection of Civil Rights and Human Dignity (GBM), Berlin, Germany. He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.



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「日本政府への提言」:市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会  by limitlesslife
みなさまへ    (BCCにて)松元

1月27日、自由報道協会および日本記者クラブにおいて「市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会」が設立の記者会見を行いました。ここで発表された「日本政府への提言」がホームページに公開されましたので、記者会見のリンク先とあわせてお知らせいたします。

肥田舜太郎、大石又七、矢ヶ崎克馬、松井英介、沢田昭二、高橋博子、岩田渉の諸氏(順不同)。

■内部被曝研のホームページ
http://www.acsir.org/
■自由報道協会記者会見
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/20030116
■肥田舜太郎医師の会見(自由報道協会記者会見より)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3hbk39TjHM&feature=player_embedded#t=11s
■日本記者クラブ記者会見(重要な見解が整理されて述べられています。)
http://www.jnpc.or.jp/activities/news/report/2012/01/r00023779/

■記者会見で使用した資料:
◆松井英介氏
http://www.jnpc.or.jp/files/2012/01/9171730f8056aab9a5562dfd9aa6abd9.pdf
◆沢田昭二氏
http://www.jnpc.or.jp/files/2012/01/1cdb72375b37cd1e83fbb44a0fd2d363.pdf
◆内部被曝研の提言書
http://www.jnpc.or.jp/files/2012/01/afe7f753fcfb6240a2d0e4f98a4dcf63.pdf

=====以下、「日本政府への提言」転載=====

■内部被曝の拡大と健康被害を防ぐ為に政府がとるべき安全対策(提言)

市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会
2012年1月27日

東日本大震災にさいして起こった東京電力福島第一原子力発電所の事故(東電事故)は深刻な被害をもたらしています。広範な地域が汚染され、多くの人々が被曝して、いのちと暮らしを脅かされています。これに対して私たち「市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会」は、日本政府に対して、「人間は核=原子力とともに生きていける」との考えを根本的に改め、汚染地域には住み得ず、農林水産業はできない、との前提で、国家100年の計を策定することを求め、緊急にいくつかの提言を行いたいと思います。

原発事故による放射線被曝の主要なものは、呼吸や飲食を通しての内部被曝です。政府や政府に助言する専門家は、被曝影響の評価を主として測定しやすいガンマ線に頼っています。しかし、内部被曝では、ベータ線やアルファ線がガンマ線よりもはるかに大きな影響を与えます。政府と東電は、ベータ線を放出するストロンチウム90や、アルファ線を放出するプルトニウム239などの測定をほとんど行っていません。内部被曝の特性とその健康影響を意図的に無視し続けているのです。

その背景には、アメリカの核戦略や原発推進政策があります。これらの政策の影響下で組織された国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)、国際原子力機関(IAEA)、国連科学委員会(UNSCEAR)などの機関は、広島・長崎原爆の放射性降下物による被曝影響を無視した放射線影響研究所の研究に依存しています。日本政府は福島原発事故の被曝に関しても、「100mSv以下では病気を引き起こす有意な証拠はない」とするなど、事実を覆い隠し、被曝限度に高い線量値を設定して、市民のいのちを守ろうとはしていません。また、世界保健機構(WHO)はIAEAと放射線被曝問題を除外する協定を結んでいます。

東電事故以来、政府はICRPの勧告を受けて、被曝限度値を通常の年間1mSvのところを突如20mSvにつり上げました。事故があったからといって、人間の放射線に対する抵抗力が20倍になるというようなことは金輪際ありません。本来は事故を引き起こした東電と原発推進を図ってきた政府の責任で、住民の被曝回避にあたらねばならなりません。逆に、この措置は住民の保護を放棄し、住民を長期にわたり被曝させるにまかせて、事故を起こした者の責任と負担を軽くするためのものです。住民のいのちを犠牲にする棄民政策です。日本国憲法第二十五条には、主権者として保障されるべき権利として、「すべて国民は、健康で文化的な最低限度の生活を営む権利を有する」と明記され、「国は、すべての生活部面について、社会福祉、社会保障及び公衆衛生の向上及び増進に努めなければならない。」と記述されているのです。

事故後10ヶ月を経過し、事故の被害は全住民に広がろうとし、今なお拡大の一途をたどっています。放射能汚染は福島に留まらず、日本全域に広がっています。陸だけでなく海の放射能汚染も深刻です。放射能汚染は、長期間続き、被曝の被害はますます深刻になることが予測されます。中でも深刻なのは、放射性物質を含んだ食物が、全国に流通していることです。原則的な考え方、根本的な方法で、食物をとおしての被曝回避を図らねば、全住民が深刻な被曝を受け続けることとなります。子どもの「安全な環境で成長し教育を受ける権利」は侵され続けます。

野田佳彦首相は「原子炉が冷温停止状態に達し発電所の事故そのものは収束に至ったと判断」し、「事故収束に向けた道筋のステップ2が完了した」と宣言しました(2011・12・16)。しかし、圧力容器の下部にはメルトスルーで生じた穴が空いており、核燃料の状態も把握されていません。四号機の倒壊も懸念されています。汚染水を垂れ流しながら「安定冷却できている」とするにはあまりにも不安定な状態です。いつまた核分裂などの暴走が起こるかわかりません。今、幕引きができるような状態では全く無いのです。

私たちは次のような提言を行い、政府が速やかに実施することを求めます。

1、住民の安全を保障できる体制確立
原発を安全神話で進めてきた「原子力村」による委員組織ではなく、公正な立場から客観的に判断できる委員会を構成し、原子炉の破壊状況と原因を究明するとともに、住民の安全を最優先する立場から情報の迅速な全面公開を行うことを求める。

2、子どもと被曝弱者を守る
少なくとも、法定の年間1mSv以上の、放射能汚染が高い地域に在住する子どもを、即刻集団疎開させる。乳幼児、妊産婦、病人等の被曝弱者を即刻安全地域に移すこと。全ての保育園、幼稚園、学校の給食食材の安全を確保するために、産地を選び、きめ細かく精度の高い放射能測定を行う。

3、安全な食品確保と汚染の無い食糧大増産
住民に放射能汚染の無い食糧を提供すること。「健康を維持できる限度値」(現在の限度値の100分の1程度)を設定して限度値以上の汚染食品は市場に出さない。東電、政府の責任で生産者にも消費者にも生活保障と健康保障を行う。これからずっと続く食糧汚染を避けるために、休耕地を利用するなどして、非汚染地域で食糧大増産を行う。高汚染地の生産者には移住して生産の担い手になる権利を保障する。水産物の汚染も非常に危険な状態に入っている。全ての漁港・市場に放射線計測器を設置し、汚染されたものが流通しない体制をつくる。漁業者には補償を行う。

4、除染、がれきなどの汚染物処理
ずさんな除染は非常に危険であり、効果も期待できない。一般住民に、除染作業による被曝をさせてはならない。放射能拡散を防ぐため、汚染がれきなどは、放射性物質を放出した東電の責任において収集し、原発敷地内に戻す。

5、精度の高い検診・医療体制の確立
内部被曝を軽視するICRP等により、現状の医学・医療現場は放射線の影響を過少評価している。からだのあらゆる部位にあらゆる疾病の出現が懸念される。これらを丁寧に治療できる医療体制を即刻実現する。保障対象の疾病を制限することなしに、放射能被害者の無料の検診・医療制度を確立する。

(以上、転載終わり)転送転載歓迎

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〒004-0841  札幌市清田区清田1-3-3-19
TEL/FAX : 011-882-0705
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【要請を!】NHKへ原子力ムラからバッシング by limitlesslife

[uniting-peace][19093] 【要請を!】NHKへ原子力ムラからバッシング

みなさまへ   (BCCにて)松元

産業界からNHKへの「抗議と要望」というかたちでICRP批判へのバッシングが強まっています。1割に満たない「学者」も名を連ねていますが、大部分が原子力産業界のメンバーです。

彼らは長年、低線量被曝をいかに無視してきたかについてはほっかむりをしておいて、ICRPの「国際的権威」を護ること、「一兆円安心プロジェクト」ともいえる「除染事業」を守ること、そして「通常運転中の原発も危険」という考えが広まらないことをもっとも警戒しているようです。

「安全神話」の根幹ともいえる「低線量では影響ない」という神話を崩されることをもっとも恐れているのですから、いよいよ争点が明瞭になってきたといえます。

三日前には、わが国にも「市民と科学者の内部被曝問題研究会」が設立されましたし、すでにECRRが膨大な証拠と緻密な科学的批判によってICRPがいかに「低線量内部被曝」を無視してきたかが公表されています。「低線量の内部被曝は危険」というのが、今日では国際常識です。

いずれ日本の専門家からも今回の原子力産業界の「抗議」への反論がなされると思いますが、杉原さん満田さんがいうように市民の声が重要だと思います。

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東京の杉原浩司(福島原発事故緊急会議/みどりの未来)です。

FoE Japanの満田夏花さんのメールを転送します。「原子力ムラ」の露骨
な巻き返しです。NHKの番組が大きな意義を持っていることを実証する
ものでもあります。犯罪を正当化する人々からの圧力に抗するために、ぜ
ひ電話とメールで働きかけをお願いします。[転送・転載歓迎/重複失礼]

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みなさま

FoE Japanの満田です。
トンデル博士も登場し、ICRPの低線量被ばく国際基準にメスを入れた、
下記の番組のディレクターに対して、原子力ムラからはげしいバッシング
が生じているそうです。

番組名:12月28日(水)午後10時55分~11時25分にNHK総合TV
『追跡!真相ファイル』で「低線量被ばく 揺らぐ国際基準」

番組は下記でまだ見ることができます。私も見ましたが、低線量被ばくの
過小評価に警鐘をならす力のこもった力作だと思い、このような報道の意
義は高いと思いました。
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnb9h8
バッシングの内容は下記です。そうそうたるメンツです。
http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/aesj/snw/media_open/document/nhk_kougi120112.pdf

このままでは、心あるディレクターがつぶされてしまうでしょう。ぜひ、
みなさん、「このような番組は意義がある!」「低線量被ばくの過小評価
にメスをいれた続編を!」「ディレクターがんばれ」というような前向き
な評価のコメントをNHKに届けてください。視聴者の声うけつけの電話
番号は下記です。
0570-066-066

NHKの「みなさまの声にお応えします」のページは下記です。ここから
意見を送ることもできます。
http://www.nhk.or.jp/css/index.html

どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
満田

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パレスチナ連帯・札幌 代表 松元保昭
〒004-0841  札幌市清田区清田1-3-3-19
TEL/FAX : 011-882-0705
E-Mail : y_matsu29@ybb.ne.jp
振込み口座:郵便振替 02700-8-75538
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