futababy Victoria Craw & Nick Whigham / news.com.au / October 21, 2014

ONCE pristine rice paddies overgrown into forests. Wild animals roaming the streets of eerie towns with an uncertain future.

That’s the scene described by Australian teacher Jessica Hellamy who recently had the chance to see inside the 20km exclusion zone created after the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai’ichi powerplant in 2011.

“Time had stopped. In the main part of the town the buildings are still collapsed from the earthquake. It’s kind of nuts. It was weird, like a time warp, everything is all overgrown,” she said.


Fukushima Update’s editor James Corbett, who lives 600 kilometres from the plant and started his website in an attempt to provide information on the disaster, said the situation is still a “huge problem” with no resolution in sight.

“The cores are still there and highly radioactive. The technology to approach the cores does not exist yet,” he told news.com.au.


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  1. Mrs. Junko Honda migrated from her native Kagamiishi, Fukushima prefecture, to Sapporo, Hokkaido, after 3.11. Although she was a successful beauty salon owner who ran two salons in Kagamiishi, she closed down the businesses in 2012 and moved to Sapporo with her husband and two children. Honda took a number of unusual health problems that had happened to her family members, including her teenage daughter, as a serious warning sign for radiation effect on health, and decided to leave everything behind to protect herself and her family. Everything literally means all she had: her successful business, her community ties, circles of relatives and friends. After struggling with emotional and economical difficulties, Mrs. Honda opened a new beauty salon in Sapporo in 2013. She has also been advocating for rights of disaster evacuees and immigrants in her new community.

    She recently shared a note on Facebook, in which she had collected unusual symptoms that she had heard about, over the past three years. The nature of her profession as a hairdresser, who deals with many customers and has talks with them, sometimes leads up to issues on health and well-being. Thus she has had opportunities to hear personal stories that otherwise are rarely heard.

    … to continue reading, click on the link … http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2014/10/15/there-is-so-much-sickness-and-death-that-it-cannot-be-considered-simply-as-caused-by-stress-an-emigrant-from-kagamiishi-fukushima-takes-notes-about-heal/

  2. Japanese journalists did what Tajima calls “announcement journalism” in reporting on the crisis. He says they were reporting the press releases of big companies and the people in power. And he’s not the only one who thinks so.

    “I am a newscaster, but I couldn’t tell the true story on my news program,” says Jun Hori, a former anchor for NHK, the Japanese state broadcaster.

    Hori says the network restricted what he and other journalists could say about Fukushima and moved more slowly than foreign media to report on the disaster and how far radiation was spreading. The attitude in the newsroom was not to question official information.

    click on the link to continue reading … http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-10-16/frustrated-japans-coverage-fukushima-crisis-japanese-news-anchor-started

  3. At the WAVE Conference – Arnie Gunderson’s presentation.

    Is nuclear power a sustainable or safe solution to ongoing energy demands around the world? Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen was invited to speak in August at the WAVE conference sponsored by Life Chiropractic College West. More than 1600 chiropractors attended the conference near San Francisco, California to hear speakers like Arnie Gundersen and Erin Brockovich talk about speaking truth to power. Leading chiropractic educators were also joined by mind-body experts including Larry Dossey, MD, a leading proponent of the power of intention to heal; epigenetics pioneer Bruce Lipton, PhD; and Lynne McTaggart, author of The Field; as well as ADHD Nation author Alan Schwarz.

    Arnie spoke about the four problems that will be created worldwide by building more nuclear plants. As you will see in the video, Arnie is using the iPad app Keynote for his TED-like presentation.

    Video Link – http://vimeo.com/109378796

  4. This is the kind of bogus journalism most of the democratic nations around the world have devolved to. It is nothing less than a system to control the populations for the benefit of corporations. Not only does it limit the people of the world from the news that matters most in their lives, it is a vehicle for propaganda and thought control. The media has been allowed to become concentrated into fewer hands despite longstanding laws to prohibit such conglomeration. Worldwide networks should be seized and broken up, as well as the large corporations in western nations. They must be seized, broken up, and parceled to local interests who can demonstrate a loyalty to local public interests and populations. Any further actions of regulatory bodies that trump public interests for corporate profit must be dealt with in terms of crimes against the public interest.

  5. James Corbett, that pro-nuke piece of PR garbage?

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