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Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations

A group of over 10 mothers who set up a citizen-led laboratory to monitor radiation levels in Fukushima following the massive earthquake and tsunami which caused meltdowns at the nuclear power plant in the northeastern prefecture 9 years ago, continue to record and disclose radiation data on foodstuffs and soil collected or brought in by people from different parts of the prefecture, as well as seawater off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Learning from the Fukushima experience, Safecast launches a COVID-19 global map

Learning from the Fukushima experience, Safecast launches a COVID-19 global map

Fukushima, Maps March 28, 2020 at 4:44 am 0 comments

Reliable information, and more importantly, being in the control of information, is key to large scale crises. Safecast, an initiative that earned respect from experts and common people across the world for putting citizens in charge of their situation by measuring radiation in their surroundings, has stepped in to help us make sense of the COVID19 pandemic.

Workers at a school ground in Namie Town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. In March 2017 the Japanese government opened this area of Namie for people to return. Greenpeace radiation surveys in October 2018, showed high levels of contamination in the forests surrounding this school. Over 70,000 workers have been employed in recent years in Fuksuhima. United Nations Special Rapporteurs on human rights warned in 2018 of the urgent situation for workers, including homeless, who were reportedly being exploited by hundreds of sub contractors. This area of Iitate was opened by the government in March 2017, but still radiation levels remain high in areas of Iitate and above government decontamination targets.

Japan fails Fukushima victims: TEPCO executives found not guilty

Fukushima, Nuclear Accidents September 20, 2019 at 6:08 am 0 comments

The legal system of Japan has once again failed to stand up for the rights of tens of thousands of citizens impacted by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Greenpeace said today. The Tokyo District Court prosecutors, in the only criminal case brought by thousands of Fukushima and other Japanese citizens,(1) ruled that former CEO Tsunehisa Katsumata, and two former Executive Vice Presidents, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, were not guilty in failing to take action that could have prevented the nuclear accident.

How Fukushima Nukes Kill Our Climate, Our Planet, Ourselves

How Fukushima Nukes Kill Our Climate, Our Planet, Ourselves

Anthropocene, Fukushima March 16, 2019 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Eight years ago this week apocalyptic radiation clouds began pouring out of Fukushima. They haven’t stopped. Nor have the huckster holocaust deniers peddling still more of these monsters of mass destruction. Some even deny the health impacts from Fukushima fallout that’s already more than 100 times greaterthan Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s.