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Women Protest In Tokyo, Bianca Jagger Urges Japanese Ambassador To Act

Women staged a 3 day sit in in Tokyo calling for the evacuation of all children in areas of high radiation and to shut down all nuclear power plants. Food in Japan is still unreliable and unsafe, children go to school in highly contaminated schools, hot spots are showing up all over Japan. Bianca Jagger’s human rights foundation made a formal plea to the Japanese Ambassador in London to cease the government policies that are continuing to put children at risk. 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 … Read entire article »

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Fukushima, Some Give In, Others Fight Back

You don’t always see such a contrast in the same week. Fukushima City convinced 110 volunteers to help the decontaminate areas of the city. These volunteers were not trained people with some sort of knowledge of decontamination or handling nuclear waste. They were average people including women of child bearing age. The Yomiuri Shimbun article says the people were given gloves, masks and a survey meter. What they are clearly doing is handling nuclear waste in their street clothes with paper masks that they would then get into their cars to go home wearing and into their home to launder.  This is work that should be handled by trained workers. If there is a shortage of workers they could train and hire some of the 70% unemployed now living in … Read entire article »

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Niigata Prefecture Took Lead To Help During The Disaster

While the central government was flailing during the first days of the disaster, Niigata prefecture jumped to action. A 10km long traffic jam had clogged the main road west out of Fukushima towards Niigata as residents fled the nuclear disaster. The prefecture government had become aware of the mass exodus the previous afternoon. Their 14 member team began setting up locations where evacuees could rest, consult with officials and be tested for radiation. Within 1 day 10 municipalities and the prefectural government were ready to accept 3000 evacuees. On March 18th 64 evacuation centers were open and accepted 10,574 evacuees. Niigata has had their own disaster experience after dealing with two major quakes. Every municipality can open an evacuation center in two hours. The mayor of Minami-Soma criticized the central government. … Read entire article »

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Health Ministry To Give Fukushima Workers Free Annual Cancer Screening For Life

The Health Ministry in Japan has decided any worker exposed to over 100 mSv will get free yearly cancer screenings for life. To date 99 workers have hit that level of exposure. Those who were exposed to 50 mSv or higher will qualify for annual cataract screenings. The ministry is attempting to create a database of all workers along with their contact information in order to track their ongoing health. There was no word how any of this would relate to potential occupational compensation for their potential health problems. 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 … Read entire article »

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Massive Anti-Nuclear Protest In Tokyo

60,000 protesters took to the streets of Tokyo Monday. People in costume, carrying signs and chants of “Sayonara nuclear power” filled the streets. Some brought their children, expressing concerns about food contamination and safety for their families. Mari Joh traveled from Hitachi City to join the protests and collect signatures to shut down Tokai Dai-ni nuclear plant. Before the march protesters gathered in Meiji Park to hear speakers. Evacuees told their story, how they left everything and may never be able to return home. Nobel prize winning author  Kenzaburo Oe and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto also spoke at the event. Current polls show 55% want to reduce nuclear power in Japan. Protesters said Japan needs to end nuclear power or it  “would transform the country into a nuclear waste dump.” People on twitter encouraged others to show up to Monday’s … Read entire article »

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Nuke York, New York Exhibit Looks At The Fear Of Atomic Attack On NYC

The exhibit Nuke York, New York explores the historical and contemporary material around the idea and fear of a nuclear attack on NYC. Since Hiroshima the specter of a nuclear bomb going off in NYC has worried officials and wormed its way into popular culture. The exhibit site explains it: “Since the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, images of a nuclear attack on New York City have become ubiquitous. Nuke York, New York assembles a sample of historical and contemporary printed matter, radio and television programs, movies, computer games, blogs, and internet sites that depict the detonation of nuclear weapons in New York City, from 1945 to the present day. Expressing existential despair, patriotic fervor, technological fetishism, defrayed guilt, or apocalyptic voyeurism, depictions of a nuclear attack on New York … Read entire article »

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Sham Symposium In Fukushima Focuses On Forced Public Compliance

A symposium is going on today and tomorrow in Fukushima, sponsored by the Nippon Foundation, the IAEA, ICRP and featuring Dr. “100mSv”  Yamashita as one of the main speakers. The Nippon Foundation has been criticized as being right wing group with “nationalist” motives. The Foundation has the Japanese government oversee and coordinate the foundations grants even though there is no official tie to the foundation. One media outlet characterized the foundation as this. “the foundation’s philanthropic work constitutes an important part of the official Japanese lobbying effort to foster and maintain a favorable image of Japan – known by the euphemism “improving mutual understanding.”” The Nippon Foundation was also involved in a forced sterilization program in Peru. The fact that they are featuring Dr. Yamashita after he made a mockery of disaster victims and caused … Read entire article »

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The Mystery Of The Pointing Man At Fukushima Daiichi Solved

Who is this guy? What is he doing? This was the big question when the video feed of the TEPCO cam at Fukushima Daiichi came out. He has made himself known along with his reasons for the odd spectacle. He says he is pointing his finger at TEPCO and the Japanese Government for their inaction on a list of worker rights issues at the plant. These concerns are not unique, other workers have come out online and to the media saying many of the same things. He did express over and over that his employer did not know about his act and should not be punished. He no longer works at the plant. His concerns that he says need to be addressed are: TEPCO’s lack of knowledge of each workers employment situation. The … Read entire article »

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Enson Inoue Interview And Visit To Fukushima Daiichi

Enson Inoue has been traveling to the exclusion zone to feed the abandoned pets and to bring aid to evacuees in temporary housing. His even more notable trip was the one he took inside Fukushima Daiichi. Inoue suited up with some contractors and easily entered the plant complex. He took two dosimeters with him, one outside his Tyvek suit, another inside. “Well those suits aren’t working. They do nothing. If the meter on the outside of my suit was reading 19 micro seiverts or whatever, the one on the inside was reading around 17. The suits don’t do jack s***. They aren’t protecting those workers. I don’t understand how those people are allowed to go in. They have a false sense of security.” He had prepared for his trip into the plant and … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Disaster Calls Attention To Exploited Day Workers

The disaster at Fukushima has managed to expose the working conditions for day workers in the nuclear industry. It was the first time most of the public had heard of these contract laborers or the dangerous conditions they work under. Now there is hope that something may change and day workers could be given more of the rights the rest of the labor force enjoys. Read more here. 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 … Read entire article »

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Haunting Short Film Takes On Radiation Exposure

View the short film on YouTube or in large full screen at blind-film.net 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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Photos Compare Fukushima And Chernobyl Evacuation Zones

A new photo essay shows the eerie similarities between the evacuation zones around Fukushima and Chernobyl. The entire series can be found here. 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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The Puzzling Hot Spot Evacuations In Date And Minamisoma

The Wall Street Journal explores the strange situation of evacuation by hot spot going on in areas outside the 20km exclusion zone. Government officials use a set of two tests in the yard and front door, purposely ignoring areas where radiation concentrates to declare who evacuates. This approach has caused one neighbor to be allowed to evacuate while others left to deal with the situation with no help. Many times the difference in readings are very small leading to more anxiety and confusion. Those told to stay are told to limit their time outdoors, don’t go to parks or the forest. This odd lottery of who gets help and who doesn’t has caused anxiety and strained relations between neighbors. In one bizarre situation, two homes on a family plot that … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Leaders And Residents Protest In Tokyo

A contingent of Fukushima local government officials, business leaders and residents staged a protest in Tokyo to demand full compensation. The group went to government offices and met with TEPCO to lodge their demands including full compensation for those who voluntarily evacuated. Fukushima Vice Gov. Yusaku Matsumoto made this statement to the media. “We want them to restore Fukushima Prefecture to its original state.” 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 … Read entire article »

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Ministry of Health Releases Earthquake Update In English

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has issued a long document outlining various support activities for the people impacted by the March disasters. Included in this is details about relief compensation and condolence money to bury dead family members. The translation states that these funds are actually loans, giving the assumption that victims will be required to pay them back. 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 … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Outlines Compensation Package Details

TEPCO has released details of how it plans to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster. Individuals forced to evacuate will have to provide documents such as tax returns and will be paid based on a number of expenses and activities. Businesses will be able to collect for a set of circumstances including shipping bans, or “rumor” damage. No word how TEPCO will determine if a business will be covered. This plan does not appear to include those who voluntarily evacuated. 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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Worker Sprayed With Radioactive Water, 100000 cpm at Fukushima

TEPCO mentioned in a press conference that a worker was sprayed with highly radioactive water while moving a hose. The readings at that time were 100,000 cpm. No further details were provided by TEPCO at the conference. 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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Greenpeace Urges Delay In School Starts In Fukushima

記事の末尾に日本語訳。 Greenpeace is urging officials to delay school or take other action due to high levels still being found in schools far from the evacuation zone. After decontamination schools are still posting radiation readings well above the international standard. Authorities raised the maximum radiation level Friday in an attempt to approve schools that were still too contaminated. One school had a reading 70% higher than the international limit. “”No parent should have to choose between radiation exposure and education for their child,” said Kazue Suzuki, Greenpeace Japan’s anti-nuclear project head.” Japanese translation provided by Ob_Li 環境保護団体グリーンピースは、避難区域以外の地域からも高レベルの放射能汚染が見つかった事に際し、新学期の開始を遅らせる様に、関係者へ要請しました。除染作業が完了した学校でも、国際基準を遥かに上回る放射線が検出されております。当局は、最大放射線量の引き上げを金曜日に行い、汚染レベルの高い学校の新学期開始を承認する予定でした。ある学校では、国際基準より70%高い放射性物質が検出されております。 「親が学校教育か被曝か、と選択する必要はない」と環境保護団体グリーンピースの、反核プロジェクトチーフを務めるすずきかずえさんは語りました。     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 … Read entire article »

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People In Disaster Area Caught In Political Dysfunction

““I didn’t do anything wrong, but I lost everything,” said Ikuhashi, who was made unemployed after the disaster and has since separated from his wife after the post-disaster stress took its toll on their marriage.” As half a year since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster nears, people’s patience is running out. 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 … Read entire article »

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Yamashita No Longer In Charge Of Radiation Protection Program in Fukushima

Dr. Yamashita has been causing all sorts of confusion, anger and distrust since he was appointed to run the Radiation Protection program in Fukushima prefecture. The doctor made a number of disastrous public statements including his claim that 100 mSv was safe. Yamashita later reversed on this opinion. Yamashita is a research scientist who has studied the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Chernobyl, but he has no public health experience and is not a medical doctor. Dr. Yamashita has been removed as the person in charge and reassigned to being a research advisor to the new 5 member panel appointed to run the program.  No details were given about how this new panel will be appointed or by whom. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the … Read entire article »

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School Children Stories of Surviving The Tsunami

Sankai/MSN tells the stories of school children fighting for their lives when the Tsunami hit. One student explains how he unburied other students by digging with his broken hand. Another used the air trapped in a helmet to breathe under the water and then rode a floating refrigerator until they were rescued. The rough translation to English is below. The original in Japanese can be found here: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/news/110824/dst11082406590001-n1.htm 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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Hanford to Fukushima: Part 4

This is part 4 of a 4 part series about the Hanford nuclear site in Washington State.  We hope the series will help those in Japan achieve a better understanding of nuclear releases and be able to benefit from the experiences of the victims of Hanford as they deal with their own current circumstances related to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Part 4: Hanford Downwiders and exposure People were exposed to radiation a variety of ways around Hanford. During WWII soldiers slept in tents a few miles from the plutonium plants. Beyond the well known air and water exposures, vegetation in the region was contaminated. Fruits and vegetables were contaminated, cows grazing converted the contamination into their milk. Sheep and cows absorbed certain radioactive isotopes into their meat and bones.  This article would not be possible … Read entire article »

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Hanford to Fukushima: Part 3

This is part 3 of a 4 part series about the Hanford nuclear site in Washington State.  We hope the series will help those in Japan achieve a better understanding of nuclear releases and be able to benefit from the experiences of the victims of Hanford as they deal with their own current circumstances related to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Part 3: Hanford cover ups and secrecy At the start of Hanford it was part of the top secret WWII Manhattan Project. The military at Hanford adopted a security system known as compartmentalization. Workers were told only what they needed to know to do their job and purposely did not know anything about other parts of the plant or the work going on. When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima workers … Read entire article »

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Hanford to Fukushima: Part 2

This is part 2 of a 4 part series about the Hanford nuclear site in Washington State.  We hope the series will help those in Japan achieve a better understanding of nuclear releases and be able to benefit from the experiences of the victims of Hanford as they deal with their own current circumstances related to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Part 2: Hanford exposures People in the area including many of the workers at Hanford were never informed of the releases. They were not informed of the potential risks to their health by living in the region.  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 … Read entire article »

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Hanford To Fukushima: Part 1

This is part 1 of a 4 part series about the Hanford nuclear site in Washington State.  We hope the series will help those in Japan achieve a better understanding of nuclear releases and be able to benefit from the experiences of the victims of Hanford as they deal with their own current circumstances related to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Part 1: Hanford’s History The Hanford nuclear site was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project tasked with quickly creating a viable nuclear bomb during WWII. Hanford is located in south central Washington state in the Pacific Northwest. The site was selected for the unique terrain and sparse population that suited it for the top secret project.  This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo … Read entire article »

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First Person Accounts of the Atomic Bombings

“No More Hiroshima Nagasaki” has been released in both Japanese and English. The compiled stories of those that survived the atomic bombings. The survivors tell their experiences of the bombings and their fear of diseases related to their radiation exposure. The book is also available as a Kindle e-book. Greg Mitchell writes about the 5 original photos taken after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The photographer, having lost his darkroom processed the film at night in kitchen pans using the radioactive water in a creek to rinse the negatives. US officials attempted to confiscate the photos, only asking for the prints. Yoshito Matsushige, still had the negatives. Those 5 photos eventually made it to Life magazine in the US and were the first images of the bombings the public had seen.   This article … Read entire article »

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How TEPCO Really Treats Their Victims

TEPCO has been making announcements to the media claiming they are going to begin making compensation payments and how they will do so in a supposedly honest and fair manner. TEPCO does not have a shining reputation in in how they deal with the public, or anyone they see as bothersome. Sadly that includes the victims of their rampant negligence and disregard for safety. 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 … Read entire article »

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International Petition To Evacuate Children From Fukushima

The Moms & Children Rescue Fukushima group has started a petition urging the Prime Minister of Japan to evacuate all children and pregnant women from further than the current 30km zone and also from hot spot areas.  The petition is open to all, not just those currently living in Japan. This is an opportunity for all of us in the international community to lend our voices. Please share, tweet and link the petition and urge others to sign. Moms & Children Petition 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 … Read entire article »

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Committee Of Seven For World Peace Releases An Appeal On Nuclear Power

The Committee of Seven For World Peace has issued a detailed appeal to Japan and the world to address the risks involved with nuclear power. The group cites the Preamble of the Japanese constitution, that all peoples of the world have the right to live in peace, free from fear and wants. Based on this they outline in detail how the use of nuclear power goes against this mandate in many ways and urge a sane objective review of the situation in Japan. A video and also a print copy of the appeal is available in multiple languages at the Committee of Seven website. 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 … Read entire article »

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4 Months Later Many Unable To Put Lost Family To Rest

Due to both the tsunami damage and the radiation evacuation zones many who lost family members in the disaster have been unable to bury loved ones in family graves. 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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Fukushima, Four Months Later

Four months ago on March 11, 2011 life changed forever for many in Japan. It has brought a new level of concern worldwide for the environment and the safety of nuclear power. People still live in shelters, most still live a life on hold in some way. The power plant still frustrates as workers attempt to bring some sort of control over the situation. The social fallout will remain for those that survived. Please take a moment to read this excellent article by Dr. Robert Jacobs about the human toll in all of this. Dr. Jacobs has been an irreplaceable resource for all of us at fukuleaks.org/web in understanding the social, economic and personal toll nuclear disaster brings. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation … Read entire article »

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Workers At Fukushima Daiichi Being Forced To Pay To Eat

We have multiple confirmations that both TEPCO workers and contractors working at the Fukushima Daiichi disaster are now being made to pay for their food.  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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Maternal Activism – the new norm in Japan

Mothers, and fathers, in Japan have been forced into a new role – activist.   It is easy to understand why. Children and babies are especially susceptible to radiation because of their rapid cell division during physical growth. There are websites, Facebook pages and daily new stories about efforts to protect the children of Japan.   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 … Read entire article »

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Cheers For Good Work; life at J Village Fukushima

These images, taken by a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site. These images all seem to be of “J Village” the facility near Fukushima Daini. J Village houses worker dormitories, health services and the various support services needed to keep the work at Daiichi moving ahead. 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 … Read entire article »

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Quake tweets make their way into memorial books

When the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck on March 11 and knocked out telephone lines across Tohoku, Twitter was flooded with messages as users tried to contact people in the disaster zone with words of both concern and encouragement. Those words are now making their way into books as memorials to the nation’s biggest postwar catastrophe. 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 … Read entire article »

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Some Japanese children to ware radiation detectors

The news that the city of Fukushima, Japan, plans to give badge-like dosimeters to 34,000 children in September — to gauge how much radiation they’re exposed to from the nearby nuclear power plant that was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami — isn’t sitting well with some parents.    NPR 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, … Read entire article »

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Nuclear Protests in Japan Mark Three Months of Disaster

It has now been three months since the Great Eastern Japan Quake and tsunami brought the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to its knees. How should we grade the response? In Japan, the occasion was marked by protests, suddenly less rare among the Japanese people. Russia Today is one of the few news outlets in the world that never dropped this story. They’ve been talking to Dr. Robert Jacobs, Professor of nuclear history at Hiroshima Peace Institute, and return to him here for another update. 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 … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Adds Safe Areas For Workers To Cool Down

TEPCO has made progress on safe areas for workers to rest and cool down. These areas are spaced around the plant. PDF from TEPCO of the rest areas. 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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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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Radiation’s Unknowns Weigh on Japan

“As officials in Japan agonize over what constitutes a safe radiation dose for people who live near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, the state of the science has been a daunting problem.” Read full article:  New York Times reports on June 6, 2011 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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