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Heartbreaking Fukushima Daiichi Legacy: Radiation Continues to Bleed into the Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:02
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The Progressive and Devastating Impact on Real People

By Arnie Gundersen // Fairewinds Energy Education

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During last winter (2016), I spent most of February and early March in Japan working with and speaking to citizens, refugees, community leaders, elected officials, engineers, doctors, and scientists.  At their request, I taught scientists and citizen scientists how to collect accurate radiation data, and also spoke to many groups of Japanese eager to learn about the scientific and engineering hazards of operating 50 nuclear plants in the most seismically active country in the world.  

The scientific impact of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi is an ongoing disaster that was never envisioned by the engineers who created and designed these atomic reactors and countries who built them. Even after Three Mile island (March 26, 1979) and Chernobyl (April 26, 1986) no country in the world with nuclear power reactors was prepared for the explosive radioactive contamination of Fukushima Daiichi.

Bags of Radioactive Debris Being Stacked

Bags of Radioactive Debris Being Stacked

Over and over, people ask me about what happened inside the plants and what is still happening inside with robots fried by radiation, corium that can’t be found, and massive amounts of radioactivity migrating to sensitive estuaries, aquifers, contaminating all the ground water, and polluting the Pacific Ocean.

For me the most distressing observation now is not what happened six years ago on March 11, 2011 – during and immediately following the meltdowns, but the progressive and devastating impact on real people.  While I was in Japan and Maggie was in Vermont, we had a series of phone calls that Maggie taped and the Fairewinds crew turned into podcasts. I urge you to listen these short podcasts in which I share stories about the victims and refugees I met and spoke with. These are real people who have lost their families, communities, health, and homes. Listen to their stories in these podcasts listed here.

Now, another year has passed.  Radiation continues to bleed into the Pacific Ocean.  No one has discovered where the nuclear cores have disappeared to.  The $400,000,000 “ice wall” continues to leak.  Radiation invades almost everything in Fukushima Prefecture as well as communities in other prefectures that are considered ‘clean’, and residents are rightfully afraid to return home.  Moreover, the cover-up continues, with the health effects from radiation being camouflaged as stress related illnesses thereby masking important scientific information.  Nuclear corporations in Japan, in collusion with the Japanese government and banks, are still trying to recover their financial assets by attempting to restart old atomic power plants, even though a majority of Japanese want those nukes to stay closed.

To see slide show, click here.

Nothing is changing near Fukushima Daiichi on this sixth anniversary.  I decided to share the photographs I took last year in Japan for the commemoration of the sixth year. These photos are not the cherry blossoms and once beautiful farmland of the heavily agricultural Fukushima Prefecture. In fact these photos cannot adequately convey the scientific and human impact of the worst industrial cataclysm in the history of the world.  Everyone knows when the Great Tokohu Earthquake struck and the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns began. And, because some of the radiation will remain for 300 years and other radioactive isotopes will be extreme hazards for 250,000 years, of course no one knows when it will end.

PS – Special thanks to all the people who crowd-sourced my trip to Japan and made the trip possible. Thanks to the individuals and groups in Japan who hosted me, sponsored talks and meetings and shared their lives and plight with me.  Thanks also for the personal donations to Fairewinds Energy Education to cover my flight to Japan and the teaching equipment I used while I was there.

More news and data will be released in 2017 as the scientific analysis is confirmed by other experts.

The original source of this article is Fairewinds Energy Education
Copyright © Arnie GundersenFairewinds Energy Education, 2017
 

Articles by: Arnie Gundersen
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  • Daystar

    Perhaps this is important work for Arnie? BUt for the rest of us his statements regarding the spent fuel pools ontop reactor building 3 are hopeless.There are no pools you see..they blew up and out. But his lot pretend there is work to be done over the nest 40 years trying to recover them. This alone makes him a twat and a disingenuous liar in the extreme.He built such things in the past as a job..so there are no excuses for his pretending. Arnie points to the completely destroyed unit 3 and sees fuel pools on the top….take a hike bud! Over a cliff even…lol

  • Equalizer

    Once your Food Supply has been destroyed by satanic/pedophile global cabal interests there are 3 to 7 days between you being a human and you being a savage murdering vigilante to feed yourself and your family. Monsanto is satanic death.

  • tatsmaki

    Biggest in human history crimes by US imperialism:
    Outbreak of radiation disasters in Japan, the Far East countries, USA and Canada
    T. Tatsmaki (Japan)
    According to a notice from the Creators:
    Alliance of Israel & USA caused nuclear explosion of 3rd and 4th nuclear reactors of Fukushima-1 nuke plant by mini nuke bombs set beforehand by Israely Magna BSP Coop. (in charge of nuke security) in cospiracy with GE Coop., US (designer of nuke) on March 14, 2011 after the massive earthquake in the Eastern-North Japan caused by the US Admin of B. Obama, as well as the massive earthquake in Kobe and island Awaji by Bill Clinton’s Admin in Jan. 17, 1995. Because successive USA Admins from Bill Clinton’s times have regarded Japan as the largest economic rival and threat of the US.
    All these crimes have occurred because of evil, stupid and corrupt money making mind- controlled by Illuminati, i.e. shapeshifters of reptilian humanoids of the Lizard!
    Thus, scattering of radioactive matters is continuing now too. Accumulation of low dose radiation internal exposure exceeds the critical point, hundreds thou. people die every month, totally tens of millions people die in Japan, in the Far East countries tens of millions people die too. To USA and Canada also these so-called lethal ashes come flying across the Pacific Ocean with westerlies and tens of mill. people die.
    These disasters happen from the 2nd half of Dec., 2016. The Creators pointed out the outbreak of these disasters.
    Moreover, the 5 times larger planet Nibiru is rapidly approaching to Earth now. Thus, the Pole shift of Earth occurs in Dec., 2016. Thereby, the US East inc. NYC, Washington DC, etc. and CA State sink into the sea, as well as Biritish islands, Japanese islands, the East and the South of China, Russian Moscow and Petersburg, others.
    At the almost same time with this, according to a notice from the Creators, the General cleaning of our cosmos is staged by the Creators. This causes diasppearance of Earth, its invaders-rulers from ancient times: the Lizard planet of reptilian humanoids and their boss, the Draco planet of draconian lizards (the official emblem of GB capital London) together with about 20,000 planets of evil and corrupt civilization.
    http://etatsmakijpn.over-blog.com/2016/09/large-nuclear-explosion-occurs-in-nyc-on-sept-26-28-2016.html#ob
    CIA and JCIA organized and tried to dispatch 4 peoples’assassination teams to this writer who wrote critical articles against US imperialism in American blogs, but they were swept away by the Creators. Such events occurred 9 times until now.

    • DK

      Its March 2017, the only pole shift in 2016 was due to a bear scratching its back whilst it floated on the ice(http://piperbasenji.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/north-pole.html) The Earth ‘is’ off its normal axis with a large wobble but it is entirely different from continents suddenly shifting positions and falling into the sea. The Earth has had this anomaly since before 2000 and it can only be considered one because astronomers subscribed to a perfect describable universe rather than one where our stability was merely a temporary average.

      • No time

        The human herd needs to be culled, we can only hope that radiation will play a big role.

        • An0nym0us

          The problem is that it will kill the plants and animals too, leaving the Earth a barren wasteland.

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