PASSING IT ON NOW THAT I HAVE LOCATED THE MOST RECENT LISTS.
THERE ARE NOW 14 PROVINCES/PREFECTURES NAMED IN THE BAN, UP FROM 8.
MUSHROOMS, RICE, FISH, FRUITS VEGETABLES, SHELLFISH, TEAS (INCLUDING BOTANICAL TEAS) COFFEE, ALL MEAT PRODUCTS INCLUDING POULTRY, MILK PRODUCTS (INCLUDING BABY FORMULAS) AND "IMITATION MILK PRODUCTS TOP THE BANNED LIST.
IF YOU PURCHASED ANY PRODUCT FROM ANY OF THESE PROVINCES/PREFECTURES WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS I WOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER TOSSING THEM OR CONTACTING THE FDA FOR DIRECTION ON HOW TO DISPOSE OF THEM.
WE ALL KNOW NOW HOW HORRIBLY NEGLIGENT THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN TOWARD ITS OWN CITIZENS AND HOW MANY IMPORTANT FACTS THEY HAVE WITHHELD FROM PUBLIC AWARENESS UNTIL THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
PEOPLE WITHIN THOSE PREFECTURES ARE BEGGING FOR INTERNATIONAL HELP, FOR SOMEONE TO STEP IN AND DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO STOP THE MASSIVE CONTAMINATION OF ALL THEIR FOODS, WATER AND AIR.
ONE OF THE MOST HEART-WRENCHING WEBSITES I HAVE FOUND IS THIS ONE...
IT GRIEVES ME TO READ HOW MUCH THE CHILDREN THERE ARE SUFFERING.
I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO SEE MY OWN GRANDCHILDREN SUFFER ANY OF THESE THINGS BUT OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS NOT BEING HONEST WITH US, EITHER!
IT'S UP TO US TO HELP EACH OTHER.
WE CAN PASS ON KNOWLEDGE, IF NOTHING ELSE.
PLEASE, EXAMINE ANY PRODUCTS THAT EVEN MAY HAVE COME FROM JAPAN AND REMEMBER YOUR PETS AS THIS UNFOLDS.
A LOT OF U.S. PET FOOD COMES FROM ASIA...ESPECIALLY CHINA AND JAPAN.
CHINA IS RENOWN FOR PUTTING MELAMINE IN PET FOODS!
THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT RECALLS FOR JUST THAT, AND NOW WE MUST ADD THE DANGERS OF RADIATION CONTAMINATION.
YOU CAN VISIT THE FDA's WEBSITE ABOUT THIS HERE...
BUT DO KEEP IN MIND THAT, AS HAS BEEN PROVEN NUMEROUS TIMES,THE FDA IS NOT 100% FORTHCOMING ABOUT MANY THINGS.
IN THIS PARTICULAR 'ALERT', FOR EXAMPLE , THE FDA WARNS ABOUT ONLY RADIOACTIVE IODINE 131 ASSURING US OF ITS HALF-LIFE OF "ONLY" 8 DAYS.
<<Though radioactive iodine has a short half-life of about 8 days and decays naturally within a matter of weeks, there is a risk to human health if radioactive iodine in food is absorbed into the human body. If ingested, it can accumulate in and cause damage to the thyroid. Children and young people are particularly at risk of thyroid damage due to the ingestion of radioactive iodine. >>
THE INTENTIONAL(???) ERROR OF THIS IS THAT THE FDA AND THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT NEGLECT TO MENTION RADIOACTIVE IODINE 129 A MUCH DEADLIER FORM OF CONTAMINANT BECAUSE THE HALF-LIFE OF IODINE I-129 IS 15.7 MILLION YEARS.
"The amount of long-lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the EARLY stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short-lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then."
WE WERE TOLD OF THE DANGERS OF THIS AND GIVEN PROOF I-129 WAS RELEASED IN THE INITIAL CONTAMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN 2012, BUT NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO WARN THE PEOPLE OF OUR PLANET.
"The surface deposition amount of I-129 was between 15.6 and 6.06×103mBq/m squared, MEASURED UP TO 59.0 KM DISTANCE FROM DAIICHI NUCLEAR PLANT."
"0.10 Bg/kg is said to be the top "safe limit" for I-129."
GOVERNMENTS AND OUR OWN FDA TEND TO OVER-PROTECT THE ECONOMY/BIG BUSINESS AT THE EXPENSE OF CONSUMER HEALTH....OUR HEALTH, OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH! BE VERY AWARE OF THIS!
(See my blogs http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2013/04/our-food-is-killing-uspart-4-of-4.html AND http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2013/09/radioactive-iodine-accumulating-in-food.html for the latest reports on the contamination of our foods water, air.) Import Alert Name:
"Detention Without Physical Examination of Products from Japan Due to<<Districts may detain, without physical examination, the specified products from firms in the ***Fukushima, Aomori, Chiba, Gumna, Ibaraki, Iwate, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama Shizuoka, Tochigig, Yamagata and Yamanashi prefectures.***
This means no such products may lawfully be placed in the domestic or export markets.
FDA and the Japanese government will continue to collaborate to ensure products from the affected prefectures do not pose a health risk to U.S. consumers. FDA will continue monitoring the public health risks due to radionuclide contamination, and when appropriate will remove the Import Alert and resume routine coverage of entries.
Questions or issues involving import operations should be addressed to the Division of Import Operations & Policy at 301-796-0356.>>
ALSO LISTED AS BANNED FOR IMPORT TO THE USA: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND CHECK ALL LABELS!
Sliver Crucian Carp; Wild Aralia Sprout;
Non-head type leafy vegetables (i.e. turnip), flower head brassicas (i.e. broccoli and cauliflower);
Head type leafy vegetables (i.e. Spinach, Lettuce, Celery, Cress, Endive, Escarole, Chard, and Collards);
Wild Japanese Butterbur Scrape;
Japanese Royal Fern;
Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Soybean;
Log-grown Shitake mushrooms;
Log-grown Pholiota Nameko (outdoor cultivation)
Ayu (excluding farm raised);
Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised);
Common Carp (excluding farm raised);
Crucian Carp (excluding farm raised);
Sandlance (excluding juvenile);
Northern Sea Urchin;
Ocellate Spot Skate;
Red Tongue Sole;
Rockfish (Sebastes cheni);
Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised);
Wild Japanese parsley;
Buckwheat; Wild Japanese Peppers; (31 - - - --) Coffee/Tea
(40 C - - 01) Milk Base Formula Product (Baby)
Desc:Milk based formula
(40 C - - 99) Formula Products (Baby)
Desc:Formula Products (Milk) Baby
(54 E - - --) Herbal and Botanical TeaTHE ABOVE ARE BY NO MEANS THE COMPLETE LIST OF PRODUCTS FROM FUKUSHIMA, AOMORI, CHIBA, GUMNA, IBARAKI, IWATE, MIYAGE, NAGANO, NIIGATA, SAITAMA, SHIZUOKA, TOCHIGIG, YAMAGATA AND YAMANASHI PREFECTURES WHICH ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE IMPORTED TO THE U.S. AS OF SEPT. 9, 2013.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: SAITAMA CITY IS CONSIDERED A SUBURB OF TOKYO, LYING JUST TO THE NORTH OF THE HUGE CITY.
ALSO NOTE, TOKYO IS ABSOLUTELY SURROUNDED BY PREFECTURES NAMED IN THE BAN!
HOW DID THE TOKYO PREFECTURE GET LEFT OUT OF THIS LIST?
HER CITIZENS SHOULD ASK PRIME MINISTER ABE, WHO SAYS THERE IS NO RADIATION ANGER IN TOKYO...AND YET ADMITS HIGH RADIATION IN ALL PREFECTURES SURROUNDING TOKYO!TOKYO IS ONLY ABOUT 150 MILES FROM FUKUSHIMA.
TOKYO WAS JUST AWARDED SITE OF THE 2020 OLYMPICS.<<Tokyo has been described as one of the three "command centres" for the world economy, along with New York City and London.>>
NOW WE CAN SEE THAT, PERHAPS, THE REASON THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT IS LAX IN RELEASING VALID DATA ON THE EXTENT OF THE RADIATION CONTAMINATION ACROSS THEIR COUNTRY IS THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO DISRUPT THE ECONOMY AND WANTED TO NAIL DOWN THIS OLYMPICS BID???
HOW GENOCIDAL WOULD IT BE FOR ANY GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW THEIR OWN CITIZENS TO LIVE IN HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE-CONTAMINATED AREAS KNOWN TO INCREASE CANCERS AND DISRUPT HUMAN DNA, TO SHORTEN LIFE EXPECTANCY AND INCREASE INFANT MORTALITY AND BIRTH DEFECTS JUST FOR ECONOMIC REASONS?
HERE IS RECENT DATA FROM TOKYO, REAL DATA, MEASURED, PROVEN, AND TERRIFYING.
THIS WAS WRITTEN BY ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR TAKASHI HIROSE, SEPT. 26,2013 ,
"TO ALL YOUNG ATHLETES WHO DREAM OF COMING TO TOKYO IN 2020".
<<In a residential area park in Tokyo, 230 km from Fukushima, the soil was found to have a radiation level of 92,335 Becquerels per square meter. This is a dangerous level, comparable to what is found around Chernobyl (the site of a nuclear catastrophe in 1986). One reason this level of pollution is found in the capital is that between Tokyo and Fukushima there are no mountains high enough to block radioactive clouds. In the capital people who understand the danger absolutely avoid eating food produced in eastern Japan.>>
<<For the sake of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an important fact has been left out from reports that go abroad. Only the fact that irradiated water is leaking onto the surface of the ground around the reactor is reported. But deep under the surface the ground water is also being irradiated, and the ground water flows out to sea and mixes with the seawater through sea-bottom springs. It is too late to do anything about this.>>
<<Vegetables and fish from around the Tokyo area, even if they are irradiated, are not thrown away. This is because the level established by the Japanese Government for permissible radiation in food – which if exceeded the food must not be sold – is the same as the permissible level of radiation in low-level radioactive wastes.
Which is to say, in Japan today, as the entire country has been contaminated, we have no choice but to put irradiated garbage on the dinner table.
The distribution of irradiated food is also a problem. Food from near Fukushima will be sent to another prefecture, and then sent on, relabeled as produced in the second prefecture. In particular, food distributed by the major food companies, and food served in expensive restaurants, is almost never tested for radiation.>> <<On 21 September, 2013, the newspaper Tokyo Shimbun reported that Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose said at a press conference that what Abe expressed to the IOC was his intention to get the situation under control. “It is not,” Inose said, “under control now.”>>
WHAT HIROSE REPORTS IS CRIMINAL ON THE PART OF JAPANESE OFFICIALS!!!
AN ENTIRE NATION IS BEING LIED TO AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS DOING NOTHING TO HELP STOP THIS NIGHTMARE AND GET PEOPLE TO SAFETY!
WE CANNOT, MUST NOT ALLOW THIS TO GO ON AND ON AND ON!!!
“[W]hen I was in Tokyo, I took some samples,” nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education testified before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March, 2012. “Now, I did not look for the highest radiation spot. I just went around with five plastic bags and when I found an area, I just scooped up some dirt and put it in a bag. One of those samples was from a crack in the sidewalk. Another one of those samples was from a children’s playground that had been previously decontaminated. Another sample had come from some moss on the side of the road. Another sample came from the roof of an office building that I was at. And the last sample was right across the street from the main judicial center in downtown Tokyo. I brought those samples back, declared them through Customs, and sent them to the lab. And the lab determined that ALL of them would be qualified as radioactive waste here in the United States and would have to be shipped to Texas to be disposed of.”
DAYS AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, BACK IN 2011,
<<Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara has appealed to Tokyo's 13-million residents to remain calm after elevated levels of radioactive iodine were detected Wednesday in the city's water supply.>>
DARE WE EVEN CONSIDER THAT LEVEL HAS DECREASED AS CONTAMINATION HAS INCREASED DAILY? <<Radioactive dust reported in Tokyo after recent fog — Over 4,000 Bq/kg of cesium — “Contamination never disappear, be careful”
About the fog the other day, we managed to analyze the dust left on the street of Soka city 2,976 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 and 1,386 of Cs-134.
Journalist finds Tokyo indoor dust contaminated with cesium at 1,730 Bq/kg — Scientist: Dust with Fukushima fallout is the source of human radiation exposure.>>
<<Tokyo Bay cesium even higher than levels reported off Fukushima — Nearly entire sea floor contaminated by 2014 >>
<<TOKYO — A radiation hotspot has been detected in Tokyo, reports said Thursday as researchers carry out stringent tests to map how far contamination has spread from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Japanese media said researchers found radiation levels of 3.35 microsieverts per hour along a street in the west of the capital -- 220 kilometres (136 miles from Fukushima -- much higher than previously reported levels.>>
<<Title: Tokyo Bay Contamination More Serious than Fukushima
Date Aired: Jan 15, 2012>>
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/tokyo-almost-as-irradiated-as-fukushima.htmlSource: ERF2012 (Cinema Forum Fukushima)
Date: Nov 25, 2012
<<TOKYO — Japanese media said researchers found radiation levels of 3.35 microsieverts per hour along a street in the west of [Tokyo] — 220 kilometres (136 miles) from Fukushima — much higher than previously reported levels.>>
<<Radiation levels in the area have not fallen since [Setagaya] ward’s efforts to decontaminate it on October 6, and authorities are instructing children to avoid the walkway as they go to school.>>
<<Setagaya Mayor Nobuto Hosaka told TBS: “I thought the reading must be a mistake when I first heard” >>
<<Japan Scientists: Radiation dose has been “significantly increased” around Tokyo metropolitan area after Fukushima.>>
APPEAL FROM A FUKUSHIMA MOTHER:
<<My child began to complain pain in his foot bones and I heard many people including children and adults have the same symptoms.
I myself had bone pains all over my arms and legs after I worked in high-dose areas. The pain was so fierce and I could not open and close a door even. It was like Itai-Itai (Ouch-Ouch) disease. I became scared and stopped walking in high-dose area, then the pain stopped after a week. However, on my arms and legs, painful and itchy sensation as if being touched by needles continued for a while. After that, my son and I had continued nausea and headaches. My son had lowered blood pressure and bloody urine, too. My family moved out of Fukushima in July. One month afterwards, we all became better. However in Fukushima, there is a sharp increase of people who show the same symptoms. There is a much increase of children who has prolonged nose bleeding. The number of people who died of acute myocardial infarction is increasing. Everybody is saying that the government is trying to make up a story where nothing had happened to people's health by just saying, "Radiation did not affect health." Instead of listening to such government, please do listen to each citizen's voice. Both children and adults have been suffering tremendously. Please do conduct a real health survey. This is my earnest hope.>>
"There are people who committed suicide after the nuclear accident because of radiation contamination ruining their crops and cattle. There are people who died of hunger and thirst inside the 20 kilometer evacuation zone, as officials, being bureaucratic officials, prohibited the family members from entering the zone to rescue their parents, siblings, relatives. (Why these people nonetheless followed the officials' orders is another issue.) That zone wouldn't have been set if there had been no nuclear accident. There are people who died on the way to distant shelters, who died at shelters for lack of food and heat"
IF JAPAN WILL NOT HELP ITS OWN PEOPLE WHO CAN THEY TURN TO???
SEE THE MAP BELOW TO SEE THAT TOKYO LIES BETWEEN ALL PREFECTURES NAMED IN THE FDA IMPORT ALERT/BAN.
CLICK FOR A LARGER IMAGE OR USE THE LINK BENEATH THE MAP TO GO TO AN EVEN LARGER IMAGE.
OTHER SOURCES/FURTHER READING: http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/
FALLOUT LEVELS IN TOKYO HIGHEST EVER IN AUGUST, 2013
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People from Tokyo area report thyroid cysts and nodules — Japanese doctors laughing at patients
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- CNN notes that experts call Japan cleanup effort meaningless … an endless task that’s simply spreading around radiation
- Tepco has taken extraordinary steps to hide radiation by blocking radiation monitors with thick metal and other foreign objects. And see this
- Officials have made use of contaminated Fukushima rice in school lunches mandatory. Without members of public present, the assembly decided to use Fukushima rice in mandatory school lunches from next month.