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‘Fukushima’

Looking Inside Fukushima Prefecture

Because of Japan’s unconscionable open-ended new secrecy law, it is very likely journalism in the nation has turned tail, scared of its own shadow. Nevertheless, glimmers of what has happened, of what is happening, do surface when brave people come forward. On May 22nd 2015 Hiromichi Ugaya, a photojournalist who is well-informed, insightful, and engaging, was interviewed about what he witnessed in the aftermath of one of the world’s most horrendous disasters. Hiromichi Ugaya was born in Kyoto City, Japan in 1963. He is an accomplished photojournalist with experience in both Japan and the United States, receiving his bachelor’s degree at Kyoto National University and his master’s degree at Columbia University. Naïveté of Public Hiromichi first visited Fukushima within two weeks of the disaster, and he has returned nearly 50 times to… Read More

2014: How Badly Is Fukushima Radiation Damaging the Pacific Ocean?

Richard Wilcox, PhD  2014 Activist Post Although its heart is rich in pearls and ores  The Sea complains upon a thousand shores – Alexander Smith (1) I watched some wonderful movies over the summer with “ocean” themes and one was with Robert Redford called All is Lost. The entertainment value was good but it also made a statement about Man’s interference with Nature and how nature can strike back. I love films like All is Lost, Master and Commander, in which the imperial navy visits the Galapagos Islands and “Kon Tiki,” a story about a 4,000 mile trek across the ocean, because they show the unspeakable beauty and power of the world’s great oceans. Can humans actually destroy them? Over the past year we’ve read many news stories about mass die-offs of… Read More

Japan Prepares To Release Thousands Of Tons Of Fukushima Groundwater Into The Pacific

A few days ago, with over a three year delay, Japan finally admitted what was clear to most from day one: the consequences of the Fukushima disaster have been far, far worse than officials had reported, and not only is the containment effort out of control, but that more nuclear fuel had melted at the Fukushima nuclear reactor than previously reported, suggesting that neither TEPCO nor the government have had any success in mitigating what is now the worst – and ongoing – nuclear disaster in history. So now, perhaps to celebrate its truth-telling ways, TEPCO has announced that it is planning to release thousands of tons of radioactive groundwater from the Fukushima disaster site into the ocean. Actually scratch that: officially the water dumped into the Pacific will be “decontaminated“, because… Read More

High Radiation Levels Found In North American Seafood: Fukushima

Bronwyn  Delacruz , a high school student from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada discovered that a variety of seafood, particularly seaweeds, are littered with high levels of radiation.(1)(7)After she became concerned with how little food inspection actually takes place with our food, and discovering that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012, she decided to carry out her own tests. She used a Geiger counter (which others have done and have also found high levels of radiation) as part of a science project which will be displayed at the Canadian National Fair next month. Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period. Some of my samples… Read More

2014: New Movement Begins: Open Source Food, Nutrition & Supplement Industries

The next wave of the food, supplement and nutrition market is upon us with little fanfare. Perhaps because the age of information we are in has once again caught the public and market by surprise with its rapid pace. The idea of health supplements is nothing new, however the market has become lazy. Consumers settled for the status quo and companies were happy to take a back seat to meet that demand. However, all are in for a rude awakening. Garden of life and Subway just received their warning shot, and in doing so a revolution was quietly started. No longer will the informed public trust hype, social media marketing pushes, celebrity endorsement, or promises of meaningless words like ‘natural’. What is needed are truer, more honest products that place integrity and… Read More

Top Scientist: Another Fukushima Quake Would Mean US Evacuation, ‘Bye Bye Japan’

By Anthony Gucciardi Storyleak Award winning scientist David Suzuki has gone on record in a public talk posted online just days ago in saying that in the event of another seven or above earthquake, which he says has about a 95% chance of occurring over the next three years, it would mean a complete evacuation of North America and ‘bye bye Japan’. “I have seen a paper which says that if in fact the fourth plant goes under in an earthquake and those rods are exposed, it’s bye bye Japan and everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate,” he said. As a recipient of 16 significant academic awards and a host of the popular CBC Television program entitled ‘The Nature of Things’, Suzuki was a headline speaker at the ”Letting in… Read More