New post on nuclear-news
New post on nuclear-news
Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan’s northeastern Pacific coast, forests that cover 70 percent of the Fukushima Prefecture have been found to contain high concentrations of radioactive cesium.
With traces revealed not only in the fallen leaves and soil, but in the trees themselves, the findings suggest that radiation has permanently found its way into the ecosystem.
The government has been already spending billions of dollars in decontaminating various towns in Fukushima, but the forests continue to emit radioactivity, putting the residents at risk. Scientists suggest cutting down the trees as soon as possible because the cesium will gradually be transferred to the earth itself.
Decontamination is a fallacy, as real decontamination is fully impossible. A Japan’s Government false promise made just to appease all the people living on those contaminated lands, to keep them hoping and not leaving. Those lies are quite criminal actually because it means publicly denying that a sanitary time-bomb exists from which many will slowly become hurt.
That decontamination comedyplay is huge money wasted in vain whereas such money could be put to more vital use, such as informing the citizens properly of the existing dangers, teaching them the needed safety measures, and implementing the necessary evacuations and resettlements.
And it is aggravating also the dangers of contamination, by piling up anywhere waste and by moving those unwanted waste here and there and everywhere and thus scattering the radiation wider and deeper with consequently added risks to the population.
Many residents are now suing TEPCO, the nuclear plant’s operator, for the impact the disaster has had on surrounding communities. It is estimated the power company will pay some about $400bn in cleanup costs and compensation. Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Fukushima.
Japanese Govt, today finally realizing the quagmire they are in, are now backtracking, but at the same unwilling to admit their own past lies and falses promises to the affected endangered population.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Tuesday announced that it will hike electricity bills for corporate users, starting April 1, to cover costs of switching to other forms of power.
TEPCO also said the extra revenue will be needed to compensate those evacuated for radiation risks, as well as the massive costs for shutting down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant….
…Compensation for victims, decontamination expenses and costs for scrapping the plant are likely to balloon to trillions of more yen, and some taxpayer money has already been earmarked for a part of that bill…
Gov’t to probe radioactive apartment block
National Jan. 17, 2012 – 06:43AM JST ( 24 )
Radiation fears have become part of daily life in Japan AFP
The government on Monday said it would investigate how an apartment had been built with radioactive concrete in the latest scare from the country’s ongoing nuclear crisis.
Radiation cesium levels of up to 1.24 microsieverts per hour were recorded in the building in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 55 kilometers from the crippled power plant, local authorities said Sunday.
Local media reported that 12 families were living in the block.
how many more buildings were built around the same time?
[link to www.japantoday.com]