(NaturalNews) In order to appease the fears of the public and maintain order, leaders of government institutions often restrict valuable and alarming information from broadcast or publication. This censorship keeps the masses unaware but cooperative, as the truth is picked through and decimated. Such leaders are often timid and tend to uphold the status quo. They will typically refrain from riling people up so as not to disturb the powers of special interest that could shutter their career and livelihood.
While vital information is picked apart and wrought with censorship, people may suffer from the consequences of not knowing and not being able to take action.
Scientist finds alarming initial Fukushima cesium-137 measurements but is censored
When the Fukushima nuclear crisis began in March 2011, much censorship was placed on scientists and researchers who set out to measure the radioactive fallout that was silently affecting the public.
One scientist, Michio Aoyama, recorded initial findings that were too startling for the Japanese government. As a senior scientist working within the Japanese government’s Meteorological Research Institute, Aoyama reported dangerous levels of radioactive cesium-137 in the surface water of the Pacific Ocean. His reports estimated that levels of cesium-137 could be 10,000 times higher than nuclear contamination measurements from Chernobyl, the world’s worst nuclear accident.
When Aoyama reported these alarming radiation levels in an article for a publication called Nature, he was met with criticism and publication restrictions. The director general of the institute called Aoyama and asked him to remove his name from the paper. Apparently, he did not want to startle the public with Aoyama’s findings. When Aoyma asked to have his name removed, the article was suddenly halted from publication.
Aoyama is not the only one placed under this kind of pressure and censorship. Various university researchers in Japan report that their respective universities will not give them funds or support for the work they conduct involving the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Professors report off the record in many cases that they are either obstructed or told to steer clear of data that might cause public “concern.”
The result so far has been three years of downplaying the Fuskushima disaster, leaving people unaware of the dangers of high levels of radiation that adversely affect their health.
Politically dangerous research
Joji Otaki, a biologist from Japan’s Ryukyu University, has written several papers on how Fukushima radiation triggers inherited deformities in butterflies, but said, “Getting involved in this sort of researchis dangerous politically.” Otaki, says the public supports his work through crowdfunding donations.
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Scientists are to check whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan have been exposed to radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
In a new pilot study, University of Auckland scientists will investigate whether radioactive cesium has entered the New Zealand ecosystem or food chain via the birds.
The wrecked plant and its trapped contents have loomed over Japan since floodwaters from the March 2011 tsunami knocked out the plant’s back-up generators that were supposed to keep cooling its nuclear fuel.
The over-heating sparked meltdowns in three reactors and forced 150,000 to flee, and tens of thousands have been unable to return home to areas contaminated by radiation.
In the study, researchers will test the birds’ feathers for gamma rays that indicate the presence of the radioactive isotope cesium-134.
Feathers will be collected from prime muttonbird sites in the South Island, particularly Stewart Island.
New Zealand sooty shearwaters or titi migrate annually, spending the summer mating and raising their chicks in New Zealand before over-wintering off the coast of Japan.
Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere 😦
here’s the kicker….
“disclaimer in article”… “we found no cesium being passed from parent to chicks”… so yup… welcome to the Southern Hemisphere….
Zero air pollution?… *sigh.. ask the children of fukushima why they can’t play outside… there are now 3 year olds that have never been outside for more than 15-20 minutes per day… tell this shit to them……
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The Japanese government has postponed releasing the results of its latest measurement of radiation in three municipalities of the Fukushima region. The reason is the results are higher than expected, an unnamed source said in an interview with the Mainichi newspaper.
The matter is that the three municipalities in question currently have an active evacuation order, which might be lifted soon, and the government supports the lifting. That is why the Cabinet Office team decided to withhold the data as it might discourage residents from going back.
The recent measurements were significantly higher than expected: the levels were at 2.6 to 6.6 millisieverts a day, while expectations were at 1 to 2 millisieverts. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and National Institute of Radiological Science decided to recalculate the results basing on an assumption that people would spend shorter periods outdoors than it is usually assumed in these cases (six hours instead of eight). The new results were submitted to the Cabinet Office team, and they plan to announce them later this month.
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Tokyo Electric Power Company has halted its system for decontaminating radioactive water at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
TEPCO says it is testing operation of the ALPS water treatment system at the plant. The system is a key part of decontamination measures and is said to be capable of removing almost all radioactive substances from wastewater.
But TEPCO officials say they found performance had sharply deteriorated in one of 3 lines in the ALPS system when operation was halted to clean filters.
An analysis on Monday of water after treatment showed amounts of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances were reduced to only about one-tenth the amount in the water before the treatment. The system normally reduces radioactive contaminants to about one-millionth the prior level.
TEPCO halted all 3 lines in the treatment system early on Tuesday afternoon to determine the cause of the deterioration.
It plans to resume full operation of the system after April.
The ALPS system has had a series of problems, raising questions about its stability.
And from the photo analysis of Ray Masalas