Emotional interview with Navy sailor suffering after Fukushima exposure: Others with same symptoms “told to be quiet… nobody’s heard from them” — Health is worsening, worried I’m going to die — Can’t really use legs or arms, hands ‘barely functional’ — Rashes all over body, spasms, shaking — Doctors tell us “it’s all psychological” (AUDIO) http://enenews.com/emotional-interview-navy-sailor-suffering-serious-illness-after-fukushima-exposure-others-same-symptoms-told-be-quiet-nobodys-heard-worry-about-dying-health-keeps-worsening-really-legs-arms-h?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29
Interview with Navy Lt. Steve Simmons who served on the USS Ronald Reagan for 3/11 relief mission, Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy, July 8, 2014 (emphasis added):
- 21:30 in — November 2011 I noticed something was wrong… The black-out was the first thing… I started dealing with gastrointestinal issues, at first I thought I was coming down with a stomach bug… Fevers as high as 102.9°F… January 2012 was the first time I was hospitalized… [They] sent me home with a sinus infection. Three days later I was readmitted to…
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In honor of the continuing victims of the Japanese national tragedy in Fukushima (3/11/11), and on the occasion of National Poetry Month, here is a moving and sobering poem about those whose lives continue to erode daily from the effects of radioactive pollution.
Videos from Gogyoshi Art Project: My Hometown Fukushima
Read more about the Gogyoshi, a poetic form invented by Taro Aizu.
We eat our bagel and cream cheese
We eat our bagel and cream cheese, thinking mildly…
From above, it looks like a Godzilla movie–the tidal wave filmed in miniature, the
…about carbs and fat intake…
cars being swept along under overpasses,
…and sip our freshly brewed coffee…
boats crashing into city bridges,
…wondering what we’ll write about today…
cars parked in lots swept along, buoyant like mini marshmallows in hot chocolate or like drowning ants
….or whom we can network with…
huge mases of splintered buildings, cars, people;
… What time is our interview?…
a burning oil refinery.
… What picture should we post on LinkedIn?…
It isn’t until the next day
… Should we look business-like or should we be casual?…
that the close-ups on You Tube are available
“What time should we work out today?…
and we see the huge buildings and cargo ships floating down the street
… Oh my God!…
and coming to rest with the cars and uprooted houses in heaps against the few structures that have stood their ground.
That night, we watch the nuclear plants begin to break down and release their poison into the air, land, and sea. The videos on Yahoo show clip after clip of people walking, dazed, past a car on top of a house, a huge ship standing up on land, nose poised over the water. Street after street of soggy rubble, not a house standing. Hiroshima and Nagasaki come to mind. The devastation is similar, especially on a human level.
On day 3, we see stacks of photos online: the land is reduced to a splintered wasteland. Brothers and sisters, lost, bereft, sift through mud to find a connection to a life so newly and brutally ripped from them. A grandmother finds a pillow, a mother finds a photograph, a boy finds a soiled school award. A grandfather wanders the wet ruins of his ancestral neighborhood. A father weeps, the reality of the catastrophe dawning on him. How many of his relatives were among the 10,000-plus who perished? Will he ever have dinner with his family again?
A hand pokes out of the rubble, motionlessly grasping for something that is gone.
Nobody in Hollywood or Toho wrote this script.
How can we ever know what it feels like?
Published on 28 Feb 2014
The site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan remains a post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned towns, frozen in time. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien got a rare tour inside the plant, where three nuclear reactors melted down after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, to learn more about the long-term solutions for stemming the radioactive contamination.
PBS special on Fukushima starts tonight with rare look inside plant — Correspondent loses arm after filming in Japan — “Amputated after an apparently minor injury”
Published: February 28th, 2014 at 11:31 am ET
PBS NewsHour, Feb. 27, 2014: Three years after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, PBS NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien returned to Japan for an update on clean-up efforts and the continuing impact of the radioactive spill. Friday, February 28:…
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There has been little to no coverage in local mainstream media about the radioactive plume from the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, that has now reached the California coastline. While some posts on popular Internet sites have dealt with this extremely important worldwide environmental crisis, they are generally very dismissive of the hazards we face (characteristically pointing to dilution of radioactive effluents, and claiming that the levels “pose no risk”, without delivering any hard facts about concentrations.) We remain blissfully unaware of any of the crucial data. How is radiation measured? What are the units? What effect does exposure to radioactive isotopes have on various body tissues? More importantly, what can we do to protect ourselves from exposure, which accumulates in our bodies over time, and which leads to cancers and other long-term disorders? Read this paper, released 3 years after the the Daiichi Power Plant in Fukushima failed. It is a tragic comedy of errors, lack of communication, and misinformation. How long will it be before we are awakened to the truth about what is already happening on our shores?
I finally found this video. It shows a man with an Inspector Geiger Counter (average cpm about 30) walking on the beach. He demonstrates how the counts are highest near to the water, with counts up to 150 cpm. I have discussed this in a previous blog, and this is the evidence. Experts have predicted that a plume is coming, and this is what it would look like using a Geiger Counter. I will look for future reports, and keep you posted.
Click here to read about the latest in the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima.
The tank, one of hundreds at the site that are used to store water contaminated during the process of cooling broken reactors, sits about 700 metres from the shore. A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power says the toxic water is no longer escaping from a storage tank and is likely contained, but the news is a further blow to the company’s already-battered reputation for safety…….
The tank holds water…
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