Sunday, March 27, 2011

Japan is melting into the sea.

This information, that Fukushima is 10 million times more radiated, is now being disavowed by Japan.  I will keep writing this: I think we are being lied to!  On the 26th, the fist signs of radioactive traces were found in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Thursday, China's nuclear authorities said on Saturday.An infinitesimal amount of radioactive iodine-131 was detected in the atmosphere in northeast Heilongjiang Province. After conducting tests, China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee (CNNECC) confirmed on Saturday that the radioactive material was from the Fukushima plant.  
In an extraordinarily similar or even corporate SOP fashion, just as after the first two weeks of the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill began to degrade in the national conscious, so too, Fukushima and Japan fades into a backdrop of war, politics and the urgency of money over the urgency of care for the Japanese people and Earth Mother.  Shame. Shame. Shame.  Japan is melting out of our consciousness and into the sea; quite literally.   

On March 19, CNN reported that spinach and milk (for babies) 65 miles away from the melting reactors were found to be contaminated.  On March 21, the Japanese plant caught fire and workers had to be evacuated since the grayish smoke is full of plutonium, which they now admit using in their reactors. And “one particle of airborne plutonium can cause cancer.”  March 24, The tap water of Tokeo, population 12.9 million, is now unsafe for pregnant women, babies and children.  March 25, According to an international scientific group monitoring radiation around the world, the Fukushima reactors are emitting nuclear toxins at levels approaching those seen in the “aftermath” of Chernobyl. Chernobyl had 180 tonnes of nuclear fuel on site. Fukushima has 1700 tonnes of nuclear fuel on site.  The Chernobyl reactor spewed out at least eight tons of radioactive poison, about 200 times more radioactivity than was released at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By some estimates, its fallout surpassed the total released by all nuclear weapons tests up until April 19966. .  (At this rate, war mongers peopling our governments could point to nuclear holocaust as more humane, the every fucking carrion profiteering bastards!)

Representing in Des Moines this weekend, a line up of hate, fear, war mongery crouched in "national economic remedies / policies" and consumptive stupidity brayed forth in Tea Baggery and Rethugery.  The real problems of world gone mad and the fate of the national community / common citizen was ignored in rehtoric and vitriol among some scrappy promises to make your take home pay larger through the destruction of Unions and to rid you of the immigrants that mean to ruin the "American way".  Xenophobia is the hook with those who are called in this direction ... don't cha think?   Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour delivered an all-out focus on economic policy and a point-by-point attack on the policies of the Obama administration.  In his southern drawl, he lashed at the Democratic administration for growing government at the expense of the private sector.  * Funny, it looks like Obama has been doing very very well by corporate America! *  U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota issued a populist call for conservatives to rise up in 2012 and reverse Obama’s economic and social policies.  “Don’t look to Steve King,” Bachmann said, referring to the Iowa congressman and House ally who hosted the daylong forum. “The preservation of our liberty is far too precious to entrust to any mere politician.”   The forum was held by Rep. Steve King, the would be McCarthy of the new age.   And what of the Obama policies for energy resources?  "Clean" coal mining (after some of the worst coal mining disasters in a century taking place in this administration), oil drilling (with the BP fiasco still smoldering over 36 permits were issued in the last month to begin drilling anew in our dying Gulf of Mexico; the first was issued to BP!  This would be the audacity of being a corporate hack, for the President.), natural gas mining ala fracking... the very dangerous and polluting process preferred by corporate mining companies now and (as Obama's heavy contributors would have it) nuclear power reactors!  It's not cleaner... it's
fucking insanity~!

Chernobyl Survivor Natalia Manzurova, a nuclear plant engineer, one of the few survivors of the 800,000 involved in the cleanup of the 1988 Chernobyl catastrophe. She said, “The first symptom of radiation poisoning is feeling like I had the flu, then high temperatures and shivering. After suffering from a thyroid removal, sky high blood pressure, and epileptic like fits, the doctors called me crazy and wanted to put me in a psychiatric ward, but finally admitted it was from radiation.”
“It’s Nuclear Slavery.”
That is why she advised the Japanese to “Run away as quickly as possible. Don’t wait. Save yourself and don’t rely on government lies. They don’t want you to know the truth and are so powerful that executives aren’t accountable to the cleanup crews, finding ways to strip us all of benefits. It’s nuclear slavery. Because radiation stays in animals’ fur and can’t be cleaned, the 100,000 evacuees cried as they were forced to abandon their pets that all turned into dried-out mummies.”
What are you thinking about?  Permaculture?  Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies.  Sustainability?  Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come (sometimes taught as ELF-Environment, Local people, Future). The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." 
Japan is melting into the sea. 


Todd W. Byars said...

When you get off the Mass Media and their scare tactics and do some real research you will find that Nuclear Energy is still one of the safest of all types of power generation.

Japan had the 4th largest earthquake in history and then got hit by a tsunami.

The reason the plants FAILED is not because of the earthquake or the tsunami - it was because they lost power to their control rooms.

Without control they could not operate any of the pumping and monitoring equipment.

I for one still support Nuclear Energy. That said I will also add that I HOPE every Power Plant on the planet get a review and to test their backup generators. (Backup Generators Failed at this site too)

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

I'm sorry to differ Mr. Byars... I think that's insanity. There is nothing clean about NUCLEAR anything. I think the facts back me on that. The waste that kills, the invisible death spreading now into the Japanese sea... I respect you have your opinion. Thank you for commenting. :-)