Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rah Rah Land Called Fukushima: "Let's All Feel Safe and Secure in Fukushima" Forums Being Held

All-out PR campaign by the national government and the Fukushima prefectural government for the people in Fukushima who remain is on.

As part of the campaign, the Fukushima prefectural government is holding "forums" for the residents in locations inside Fukushima so that the residents can feel safe and secure, without worry, living in radioactive Fukushima.

From the prefectural government's announcement on 1/18/2012 on the "Let's feel safe and secure forums in promotion of decontamination efforts":


In order to proceed with decontamination, it is imperative to alleviate the fear of radiation among the residents of Fukushima Prefecture and to promote understanding toward carrying out decontamination. In order to answer the residents' fear and questions regarding the effect of radiation and decontamination, the forums will be held on the following schedule...

Brainwashing, anyone? Much like the safety campaign featuring Dr. Shunichi "I tricked you" Yamashita in late March, as the heavy radioactive fallout from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was descending on Fukushima.

Here's the pamphlet of the "Safe and Secure Forum (安全・安心フォーラム)" to be held in Koriyama City, located in the high-radiation middle third of Fukushima Prefecture, on January 29, 2012. The event is hosted by the Fukushima prefectural government, Koriyama City, and the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. It is free, anyone can come:

Radiation experts will be there to answer all the questions, and a familiar (I'm guessing) voice on Fukushima Radio will serve as a moderator. Silhouettes of families with small children, and a family dog, and the obligatory "Ganbaro Fukushima" (Fight Fukushima) logo in the upper right-hand corner.

Go ahead and fight. Bamboo spears against B29 high-altitude bombers, but it will sure make you feel like you're doing something. A classic case of "escalation of commitment".

Through countless subsidies to Fukushima Prefecture from the national government after the March 11 nuclear accident, the taxpayers of Japan are also party to this lunacy.

The pamphlet says "We will answer your questions". But on the backside of the pamphlet there are examples of questions the residents are supposed to ask in the Q&A session, with the ready answers:

Q: Will decontamination really lower the radiation levels of the living space?

A: If it is effectively done, yes. It is important to survey the levels of contamination first and come up with the efficient decontamination methods.

Q: If the contaminated soil after decontamination is buried, is there a danger of it contaminating the groundwater and soil around it?

A: It is generally known [and accepted] that once cesium is attached to the soil, it will remain attached to the soil surface and won't dissolve easily. Therefore, it is not very likely that the contaminated soil will contaminate the groundwater or the soil surrounding it.

Q: Are there health risks from radiation exposure other than cancer?

A: Health risks such as heart attacks and cataracts have been discussed at the ICRP. However, such health risks only appear in the case of high radiation exposure exceeding 500 millisieverts. We believe there is no need to consider them in the low-level radiation exposure.

Oh really. No cancer, no heart attack, no cataract that the residents in Fukushima may suffer in the future is radiation-related, and that's the declaration here.


Anonymous said...

What a load of shit. If it was so simple, Chernobyl wouldn't still be screwed.

Anonymous said...

It's either one of two things:either cesium can be removed and soil decontaminated - or it sticks to soil in which case decontamination is the myth we know it is. They can't choose to their convenience depending on the question.

Anonymous said...

They said so.
It's on the pamphlet.

Chibaguy said...

This is crap and I am going to try and go. Let's see how fast I can get kicked out. The phaohlet says anyone can go and it is free. However, you have to apply to go so I do not think they will accept people from other prefectures. There is a way around that though.

Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

governments are so F*****UP!

Greyhawk said...

All of the happy talk in the world will not stabilize the unstable, radioactive atoms in Fukushima. Only the passage of time will do that, a lot of time. Just how stupid do the governments of the world think we are?

Steveo said...

Nuke has let us down time and time again.

Check out these high quality pictures of Fukushima. There is no reactor 3 at building three. It blew up and disintegrated in a way that the nuke industry promised could never happen. It was all about losing power. Nuke plant melt down (and then sometimes blow up) if their umbilical cord is taken away. Tell me about 4 or 8 hours of battery backup.

This dangerous technology is a sham, and and authority having jurisdiction should be allowed prevent plant license renewal and approval of new plants.


Scott said...

Not sure if you covered this yet:


"Title: TEPCO Notes Rise in Radioactive Leaks from Damaged Reactors
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan 23, 2012

[Tepco] on Monday reported an increase in radioactive materials leaking from damaged nuclear reactors [...]

The total amount of radioactive cesium that leaked from the containment vessels of the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors reached 70 million becquerels per hour, up 12 million becquerels from the December level [...]

It seems that radioactive dusts were stirred up because plant workers went inside reactor buildings and removed rubble [...]

Last month, the leaked amount was put at 10 million becquerels each for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors and 40 million becquerels for the No. 3 reactor."

Uncovering the highly radioactive chunks strewn about perhaps?

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Nazi Germany?

Dr. Bob said...

The poster for the "Safety and Security Forum" has the hallmarks of bureaucratic group think. 除染の推進に向けて。That's a classic waffle. It's never too early to take a wait and see attitude in Japan, or to prepare to promote something that has not really been developed yet. As earlier commentators here note, decontamination is a lie. The purpose of these promotions is to simultaneously pursue two goals: 1) limit the eventual amount of compensation; and 2) justify spending billions steam cleaning and scraping the landscape and buildings. But you can't sell that plan in a free market for ideas, so you hold these meetings to gain the "understanding" of the public. The lapdog press will dutifully report your talking points. I hope others like Chibaguy will make their voices heard at the meeting.

Anonymous said...

here's the vid


frome AGreenRoad on enenews

rather the illustrative

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