ABOVE: ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL RIVERS IN JAPAN NOW HEAVILY POLLUTED BY RADIATION
“These river samples were taken in areas where the Abe government is stating it is safe for people to live.
But the results show there is no return to normal after this nuclear catastrophe,” said Ai Kashiwagi, Thursday, July 21st.
AFTER THIS AND OTHER REPORTS, IF ABE CONTINUES SENDING HIS PEOPLE BACK INTO THOSE AREAS, HE SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND PERHAPS EVEN HOMICIDE, IN THE OPINION OF THE TEA ROOM.
THIS WAS REPORTED AS FAR BACK AS 2011!FOUR YEARS AGO THEY KNEW!
AND FOUR YEARS AGO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IGNORED IT, JUST AS THEY ARE TODAY!
"A joint study by Kyoto University and the University ofTsukuba, among other entities, estimated that water at the mouth of the Abukumagawa river running through the prefecture was contaminated with cesium levels over 50 billion becquerels a day.
The findings showed that the Abukumagawa river is releasing up to 52.4 billion becquerels of cesium per day into the sea, the report said.
The study indicates that over a period of two days the amount of cesium being discharged by the river would exceed the total amount released by Tokyo Electric Power Company, operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in an operation to drain contaminated water in April.(2011)
The estimated levels near Date, a city situated at the middle reaches of the river, were 92.5 billion becquerels a day for cesium-137 and 83.8 billion becquerels a day for cesium-134.
The researchers said cesium is continuing to contaminate the river water after it fell to the the ground in the watershed area and was carried into the river by rainfall.
More cesium could contaminate the river during decontamination operations and tilling of rice paddies in preparation for transplanting young rice plants, they added."
[FOR THE ABOVE:
Source: AJW Asahi
Source: Miyagi Prefecture
Source: Morning Star News ]
“The extremely high levels of radioactivity we found along the river systems highlights the enormity and longevity of both the environmental contamination and the public health risks resulting from the Fukushima disaster,” saidKashiwagi, Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Japan.
Riverbank sediment samples taken along the Niida River in Minami Soma, measured as high as 29,800 Bq/kg for radiocaesium (Cs-134 and 137). The Niida samples were taken where there are no restrictions on people living, as were other river samples.
At the estuary of the Abukuma River in Miyagi prefecture, which lies more than 90km north of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, levels measured in sediment samples were as high as 6,500 Bq/kg.
The lifting of evacuation orders in March 2017 for areas that remain highly contaminated is a looming human rights crisis and cannot be permitted to stand.
The vast expanses of contaminated forests and freshwater systems will remain a perennial source of radioactivity for the foreseeable future, as these ecosystems cannot simply be decontaminated.
JUST AS IT WAS AT CHERNOBYL, BUT CHERNOBYL WAS CONTAINED AND JAPAN HAS SAID IT MAY BE 40 TO 100 YEARS BEFORE THEY CAN CONTAIN FUKUSHIMA'S LEAKS.
Caesium-137 has a half life of 30 years, and will continue to pose a risks to the the environment and human health for hundreds of years.
Cs-137 contamination in seabed samples near the Fukushima plant was measured at up to 120 Bq/kg – compared to levels pre-2011 of 0.26 Bq/kg.
Further, the levels of contamination found 60km south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were comparable with those found within 4km of the plant.
Numerous marine science investigations, have concluded that these higher levels are one explanation for some marine species still showing higher cesium levels than the background levels in seawater.
“In addition to the ongoing contamination from forests and rivers, the vast amount of radioactivity onsite at the destroyed nuclear plant remains one of the greatest nuclear threats to Fukushima coastal communities and the Pacific Ocean.
The hundreds of thousands of tonnes of highly contaminated water, the apparent failure of the ice wall to reduce groundwater contamination, and the unprecedented challenge of three molten reactor cores all add up to a nuclear crisis that is far from over,” said Ulrich.
MANY HAVE SAID THE SAME THING FOR OVER FIVE YEARS NOW!
IT WAS REPORTED IN MARCH AND IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, BUT NOT IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
THE TEA ROOM REPORTED ON THIS IN APRIL AS WELL AND WE HAD ACCESS TO MAPS OF THIS BACK THEN.
ADD THE CONTINUED BURNING ALL OVER JAPAN OF RADIOACTIVE-CONTAMINATED WASTE MATERIALS, THE HUGE BUT GROWING PILES OF FLIMSY PLASTIC BAGS STUFFED WITH RADIOACTIVE WASTE MATERIALS FROM ABE'S SO-CALLED "CLEAN-UP FOR THE OLYMPICS",THE INCESSANT LEAK INTO THE ATMOSPHERE ABOVE THAT PLANT, ABOVE ALL THOSE INCINERATORS, AND ANYONE CAN SEE THAT ABE AND OTHERS RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE BROUGHT BEFORE SOME INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL AND FORCED TO ALLOW SOME OTHER ENTITY OUTSIDE JAPAN TO INTERVENE.
THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A "SILENT NUCLEAR WAR" AGAINST THE REST OF US AND WE MUST SEE AN END TO IT!
A radiation survey team onboard the research vessel Asakaze, supported by the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, conducted underwater survey work along the Fukushima coastline from 21 February to 11 March this year, as well collecting samples in river systems.
The samples were measured at an independent laboratory in Tokyo.
I MUST WONDER WHAT OUR OWN WOODS HOLE AND KEN BUESSELER WHO HAVE MORE OR LESS DENIED THE POSSIBILITY SUCH CONTAMINATION, MAKES OF THIS STUDY.
HOW WILL "BIG NUKE" AND OUR OWN GOVERNMENT SPIN THIS?
WHY CAN'T WE HERE IN AMERICA GET SOME INDEPENDENT LAB STUDIES OF OUR OWN PACIFIC COAST AND OUR OWN RIVERS?
WHAT ABOUT RUSSIA, CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, THE PHILIPPINES, ALL NATIONS SO CLOSE TO THAT ABOMINATION?
WHAT ABOUT TOKYO?
WILL SOMEONE NOW, FINALLY, CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT, HONEST ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTAMINATION IN TOKYO?
WILL NO ONE DEMAND THE 2020 OLYMPICS BE MOVED AFTER THIS?
OR WILL THE WORLD STILL WISH TO FLOCK TO JAPAN?
WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE, SENT BACK TO SUCH RADIOACTIVE AREAS?
SURELY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAS EQUIPMENT THAT HAS SHOWN THEM THESE LEVELS, THESE HIGH NUMBER BEFORE THIS LONG-OVERDUE TRUTH WAS TOLD?
HOW DARE THEY PRETEND THEY DIDN'T KNOW?
THIS IS A MORAL OUTRAGE!
IT IS HEART-RENDING TO IMAGINE HOW MANY HAVE LIVED WITH THIS WHO WERE NEVER WARNED, NEVER EVEN CAUTIONED.
ANY OF THE RIVERS SO CONTAMINATED THAT FLOW INTO THE PACIFIC ARE ALSO CONTRIBUTING TO CONTAMINATING THE MARINE CREATURES, THE FISH, EVERYTHING ANYONE WHO FISHES OR CONSUMES FOOD FROM THOSE WATERS, WHO USED THEIR WATER FOR CROP IRRIGATION, PERHAPS.
IT IS A HORRIFIC THOUGHT THAT SUCH WAS ALLOWED INTENTIONALLY AND IT MUST BE INVESTIGATED!
THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN MUST BE INFORMED DESPITE THE EFFORT SO FAR OF TEPCO AND THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION TO COVER UP THE FACTS, TO CONTINUALLY BE CAUGHT HIDING DATA, TO SILENCE ALL WHO HAVE TRIED FOR YEARS TO GAIN THE ATTENTION OF WORLD-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS AND NEWS MEDIA TO HELP THE PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN, THE UNBORN SOON TO BE BORN INTO THIS ENVIRONMENT.
IT MUST END!
~High cesium levels detected over 250 km from Fukushima Daiichi – Up to 600,000 Bq per square meter or higher in 60 Km radius
~Cesium detected in air until August at 100 km from Fukushima plant – Iodine detected 100 km from plant
~Japan gov’t finds 165 locations over wide area with cesium-137 exceeding Chernobyl evacuation levels – Data shows radiation could be “spreading to other areas”
~High dosage of cesium found in soil up to 307,000 bq outside Fukushima no-go zone