Fukushima Update: 11/30/13

Fukushima is HereSince I last wrote this update, TEPCO has begun removing fuel rods from the storage pond of the Unit 4 reactor building. Harvey Wasserman's group delivered petitions to the U.N. requesting a larger world response to this world-wide crisis, but so far, I am unaware of any U.N. response to these petitions. Here is a video, a student recently sent to me. Listen to Helen Caldicott, a medical doctor who has spent her whole life, warning that radioactivity is the more serious health risk we face on our planet. Here is the video:

On November 25 a hearing was held where Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba spoke about the upcoming state secrets protection bill, saying "I am afraid no clear bounds were established about what should be designated a state secret." All seven speakers at the hearing criticized the bill because they said it would keep citizens in the dark about what is happening at Fukushima which is a matter that vitally concerns all of them.

Residents of Fukushima are upset about the possible secrets bill because of the numerous leaks of radioactivity that have already occurred at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and the upcoming operation to remove the fuel rods from Unit 4, which Tepco says could take as long as a decade.

I will continue to post any new information as I am able to receive it. It is still my belief that this is a very serious global crisis that needs to be addressed by the global community. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be likely to happen any time in the near future.

Robert Althouse