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New Zealand Birds May Be Impacted By Fukushima

Muttonbirds in New Zealand have been showing up in fewer numbers and in poor condition. The birds nest in New Zealand after leaving Japan including areas near the plant. Only two thirds the normal numbers showed up this year. Those that did had old feathers and other signs of not thriving. Researchers said it may take another season to get a better understanding of the potential impact on bird numbers and to rule out other causes. 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 … Read entire article »

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$13,000 To Wash Your Roof, Decontamination Scams Abound In Fukushima

Anyone with a power washer and a lack of morals seems to be setting up shop around Fukushima prefecture to decontaminate homes. The logic of what has become the standard home decontamination process has been questioned by many as being ineffective. The process generally involves power washing the roof and possibly removing any contaminated soil from the property. Most of these decontamination processes if they remove any cesium etc from the roof simply relocate it to the yard, road or other area in the community. One professor questioned the ability to dislodge cesium from a roof after 7 months. Companies have been popping up around the region offering to decontaminate homes then giving the home owner a bill as high as $13,000. The regional government has received many complaints from residents. … Read entire article »

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Nursery School Children Bused 30km To Play Outside

Young children are being bused 30km so they can play outside where it is safer. The radiation is so high in Koriyama that children have to limit their time outside. There was no explanation why the schools are still allowed to operate in a location with high radiation. 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 plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Residents Still Have To Pay Mortgages And Property Taxes

A little talked about issue that is truly compounding the problems of those in Fukushima, their debts are not going away in any manner, even if they can’t go home. Mortgages and property taxes are still expected to be paid. Even if they have had to evacuate and possibly lost their job due to the disasters. No effort has been made to give temporary suspension or forgiveness as people try to determine their long range plans. 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 … Read entire article »

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People Leaving Fukushima As Government Fails To Be Upfront About Contamination

For months the government has downplayed the disaster in Fukushima telling evacuated residents they could “go home very soon” and other platitudes causing people to hold out hope of going home. People put their lives on hold as the government slowly went from a stance of very temporary evacuation to a plan of decontaminating everything to one where admissions are finally coming that some may not be able to go home for decades, possibly generations. As local governments and individuals scramble to decontaminate there is no clear policy for the process and no one is talking about the potential for re-contamination. The voluntary evacuation zones have caused even more stress and confusion as voluntary evacuations receive no government help and hot spot evacuations leave neighbors living next to empty homes they … Read entire article »

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No Quick Way To Decontaminate

A news report today mentions new concerns about the decontamination effort. Some of the tactics have caused radiation to concentrate in other areas. Washing off radiation just moves it somewhere else, usually into the water ways. What else is not being addressed is the premature nature of some of the decontamination. The reactors are still releasing significant amounts of radiation into the air. The lack of a larger evacuation zone has made decontamination urgent so people could lower their exposures. 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 … Read entire article »

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Gov’t may expand scope of evacuation order in Fukushima

Gov’t may expand scope of evacuation order in Fukushima   Full article: Tuesday 07th June, 06:22 AM JST 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 plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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Plutonium Found in Soil at Okuma

From a The Japan Times report: “Plutonium that is believed to have come from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant has been detected in the town of Okuma about 1.7 km away from the plant’s front gate… By analyzing the ratio of three types of isotopes in the plutonium, Yamamoto was able to determine that it was emitted by Fukushima No. 1 and not past bomb tests.” 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 plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to … Read entire article »

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An Appeal for Fukushima’s Children

As a response to the ‘letter from a Fukushima mother‘ from May 25,  and on behalf of the school children who are the future of Fukushima, we are thinking of sending the letter around with an accompanying statement of support.  The text here will be edited to reflect the current version as it gels.  If you have ideas for this, or for places we should send a copy or just want to add your voice, put it in the comments.  You’ll need an email address to comment, but it’s just so we can minimize comment spam.  We’ll work out a petition-style approach for the future. 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 … Read entire article »

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Greenpeace Radiation Testing Results

Spreadsheets and pdf documents below courtesy of Greenpeace. Find the original Greenpeace information on their website along with maps. 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 plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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