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Video: Creating A Contamination Map In Japan

The excellent NHK documentary follows a radiation scientist as he tracks the fallout around Japan from Fukushima Daiichi.  Kimora worked for METI and was told to refrain from any research unless they gave him permission. Kimora quit METI and is independently researching the radiation fallout with the help of other scientists.  This important video shows the very real danger and the struggle of scientists to properly document what is going on. The shocking radiation levels found in this video flies in the face of the official record by government agencies. Collaborating to create a radioactive fallout contamination map This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective … Read entire article »

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Help this go viral. Japanese town hall meeting gone bad

On the 19th of July 2011, people in Fukushima finally got a meeting with government officals from Tokyo.  Aside from a chance to ask the life-or-death questions burning in their minds, it was a chance to demand that the government evacuate people promptly in Fukushima and provide financial and logistical support for them. They were met with a callous and transparent kiss-off, before the officials walked out on them en masse.  Here’s a video compiled from several others, which are linked under the video on the YouTube page. Fukushima Citizens Snubbed by Japanese Government Officials from Tokyo This is so in-your-face that it paints a terrible (and hence accurate) picture of the GoJ’s seeming apathy toward the plight of ordinary people, read: citizens, voters, parents worried about their children etc.  It is a damning video on a very … Read entire article »

Filed under: Japan Exposure, News & Info., On the Ground

Building A Citizen Testing System In Japan

What is currently happening in Japan may sound familiar to many in Germany. After Chernobyl exploded, governments were intent on downplaying the situation. One German politician even erroneously suggested boiling milk would remove radioactive contamination. Obviously that is not true but illustrates the same kind of disconnect that is frustrating consumers in Japan today.   Comprehensive food testing in Germany was not coming together so the citizens took it upon themselves to do so without government help. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be … Read entire article »

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