News Flash 31.3.11 – Japan action plan
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What can be done and should be done now is best illustrated with an example set by Germany: http://odlinfo.bfs.de/
There are 1888 stations measuring radioactivity live, every 6 hours you get raw, uncensored data. Mouse over any of the dots and you see the name of the town, click on it and the top graphic shows the raw data taken every two hours in MicroSievert, the bottom graphic shows the 2-hour average over the past 3 months.
Yoshimitsu Iwata will create such a system based on volunteers equipped with geiger counters. Yoshimitsu owns a small company near Osaka with some twenty employees and is our distributor for Donna Glove in Japan.
Paolo Ottier, the manufacturer of Donna Glove in Rome, Italy, will donate 10% of revenue from Donna Glove sales via infoholix.net. We need to buy geiger counters and ship them to Yoshimitsu – these are in very short supply there at the moment.
Get your own Donna Glove for 40.00 Euros shipped to any destination worldwide or start retailing Donna Glove, or make a donation via paypal to email@example.com.
Why interfere from the outside?
Can´t people in Japan initiate such an action plan themselves?
The Japanese government controls the media through media-clubs.
Ministries have their own and journalists need to be invited members to have a job in mainstream media.
The ministry of industry and commerce regulates the atomic industry and promotes it at the same time. They talk about nuclear weapons as “kaku heki” and nuclear energy as “genshi ryoku” and create the impression that the two are not related. Hence 80% to 90% of the population objects to nuclear weapons and the same amount is pro nuclear energy.
Nuclear accidents just do not get reported, and when they can no longer be covered up the media will emphasize that “genshi ryoku” can never be a threat to human health and only “kaku heki” is dangerous.
The Mihama accident in August 2004 killed 5 people, radiation leaks were not published.
The JCO accident at Tokai in 1999, Hamaoka (earthquake 2009), Shika 1+2, and not even the shut down of the world´s largest nuclear power station, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, caused the public any concern. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa was struck by the Chuetsu-oki earthquake in 2007 and only restarted last year.
These are just a few of a long list. The media and politicians have public opinion under control. There are no “anti-nuclear energy” movements or politicial parties. There is no “infrastructure” that can initiate or execute a “Japan action plan”. Greenpeace has 4000 members, compared to more than half a million in some European countries. They have one team with geiger counters that found high amounts of radiation in a village 40 kilometers from Fukushima. They publish this internationally, but get ignored by Japanese media.
The public waits for the “green light” given by the government, then they can all go home and all will be fine, that´s the state of mind most people are in.
It is beyond comprehension of most that a new situation has been created that will last for years, decades and affects future generations.
After Chernobyl I moved from Germany to Mid-Wales, thinking …….
Then I learned that the sheep in Dolgellau were contaminated and could not be brought to market. Pastures were contaminated and sheep could not graze for years. And Mid-Wales is thousands of kilometers from Chernobyl. This puts my claim for a 800 kilometer exclusion zone in perspective.
The whole of Japan needs a dense network of permanent checks. We don´t know how much radioactivity was released already and how much will be released in future. Farmers need to know if their fields are safe and people need to know what they are eating and what they are exposed to. Such a network can be created by individuals only that have no political interests – and these need all the support they can get, and this support is easier found on the outside than within.
In Mid-Wales I met Phil Jenkins, the “bee man”, advisor to bee keepers. Phil told me that the bees “went mad” long before there was any news of Chernobyl outfall and while the UK government claimed “no significant” radiation. So watch your bees.