Lessons From Fukushima Powerpoint Presentation on Media Censorship and Crisis Communication. Background I was driven to create this presentation by the scale of the Fukushima disaster, and the invisibilityof an adequate response.
I drew upon my expertise as a scholar of communication to study government and mediareports of the disaster since it began in March of 2011 I study biopolitics, the study of the intersections across (1) economic models; (2) health; (3) anddominant frameworks for interpreting and mitigating disease. In my research I’ve studied autism, as interpreted across scientific paradigms- including biological psychiatry and genetics I’ve also studied how economic models shape attitudes toward the health of the population, in relation to the workplace , childrearing, and environmental risks. To understand the significance of government and media accounts I’ve researched radiation dispersion, radiation fallout and disease, and laboratory research on radiation, cell biology, andDNA. Tepco took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima.
Japanese gov't conceals high radiation data in Fukushima region from public. The matter is that the three municipalities in question currently have an active evacuation order, which might be lifted soon, and the government supports the lifting.
That is why the Cabinet Office team decided to withhold the data as it might discourage residents from going back. The recent measurements were significantly higher than expected: the levels were at 2.6 to 6.6 millisieverts a day, while expectations were at 1 to 2 millisieverts. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and National Institute of Radiological Science decided to recalculate the results basing on an assumption that people would spend shorter periods outdoors than it is usually assumed in these cases (six hours instead of eight). The new results were submitted to the Cabinet Office team, and they plan to announce them later this month.
Fukushima radiation data is wildly wrong, management apologizes. Fukushima plant area had collapse and subsidence due to the last Typhoon / No press release. Related to this article..
All β density of groundwater jumped up by 6557 times after the Typhoon / 400,000,000 Bq/m3 highest ever [URL] Two Fukushima workers commented on Twitter that the previous Typhoon “WIPHA” caused a slope in Fukushima plant area to collapse. The slope faces the main street, and the earth and sand blockaded the street. Also, there was a part to have had a subsidence. How an oceanographer sprung the Nuclear Industry Lie. From late 2011 Japanese and World nuclear authorities claimed that the emissions from the wrecked gaggle of reactors at Fukushima Diiachi no longer emitted radio chemical pollutants into the biosphere.
People who observed or thought otherwise were called every name under the sun by the deceitful nuclear liars. In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 30, No. 3, August 5, 2013.
In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power 東電の暗闇 原子力発電と福島の遺産 Japanese translation available Andrew DeWit Send to Kindle The sad saga of Fukushima, with its recurrent revelations of incompetence and obfuscation, carries on. Among the latest, as related in detail in this July 31 Reuters article, are radioactive releases into the sea, unexplained ventings of steam, and the lack of a credible plan to deal with a daily 400-tonne influx of groundwater. Tepco is desperate to survive. But true to form, Tepco appears to have held back official release of this information pending the outcome of the July 21 Upper House elections. 'Computer Error' Blamed for Mass Radiation Exposure in Fukushima.
The Japanese government says 16 thousand people living near the stricken nuclear plant in Fukushima were exposed to more radiation than previously thought.
As Japanese broadcaster NHK reports, the scientists are blaming a computer error. Reporter: Scientists have made a mistake in calculating the radiation exposure for thousands of people following the Fukushima accident. Government officials say more than 16,000 residents received incorrect estimates. The officials have been carrying out an ongoing survey among Fukushima Prefecture's two million residents. Fukushima isn’t Chernobyl? By SARAH D.
PHILLIPS The March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami caused the deaths of approximately 16,000 persons, left more than 6,000 injured and 2,713 missing, destroyed or partially damaged nearly one million buildings, and produced at least $14.5 billion in damages. The earthquake also caused a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan’s eastern coast. Michel Fernex : « À Fukushima, les leçons de Tchernobyl sont ignorées » Rapport officiel de la Commission d’enquête indépendante sur l’accident nucléaire de Fukushima : traduction française en ligne. Rapport-NAIIC-V3. Les problèmes organisationnels dans la prévention de la catastrophe de Fukushima. « Il y a eu beaucoup d’occasions pour la NISA, la NSC et TEPCO de prendre des mesures qui auraient empêché l'accident, mais ils ne les ont pas prises ».
Dr Hida and the Exclusion of Japanese victims of Fallout. The long road to full and open disclosure post Fukushima – Japanese people do it on their own. Despite the billions taxpayers have paid world nuclear industry since 1939, telling the whole truth and nothinhg but the truth remains alien to it.
For that very openness is forbidden to it under the law of various lands, and the prototype is the current US Atomic Energy Act, as amended, from 1954. So, the people in Japan quickly realised that they would have to do it for themselves. And they are. From the moment mothers had to plead in vain for health officials to test their children’s urine in March 2011, with the officials high tailing it down an elevator, no doubt in a hurry to move their own kids to cleaner air, the official grip on secret data stolen from the victims of the disaster was on a very short leash. So things are happening. Nuclear safety boss questioned over Fukushima disaster. Updated Mon 4 Feb 2013, 9:26am AEDT Japanese police have questioned the former head of the country's peak nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima meltdowns.
Haruki Madarame was the head of Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission at the time of the Fukushima meltdowns in 2011. Fukushima residents have filed a criminal complaint against Mr Madarame and 40 others, accusing them of professional negligence. They claim Mr Madarame was responsible for delaying the release of data predicting the spread of radiation. Catastrophe de Fukushima : l'industrie nucléaire et les autorités mises en cause. Suite au dramatique accident nucléaire de Fukushima, le 11 mars 2011, la Diète nationale japonaise (l’équivalent de l’assemblée nationale et du sénat) a mis en place une commission denquête indépendante sur cette catastrophe en fin 2011. Contre toute attente, cette très officielle commission s’est livrée à une véritable enquête d’investigation, usant de la puissance parlementaire pour découvrir et révéler les pratiques et petits arrangements d’un secteur nucléaire surpuissant et, jusqu’alors, quasiment intouchable.
Novembre 2012 : Fukushima, un désastre d’origine humaine. Thyroid. “Astonishing”: Thyroid abnormalities found in Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by gov’t — Officials ordered doctors to stop examining patients. Title: White Paper: Fukushima Health Survey Occupies Medical & Legal Conundrum Source: SimplyInfo Date: November 8th, 2012 [...] Dr. Suzuki who has been running the Health Survey along with Dr. Yamashita [...] claimed it is unlikely thyroid cancer rates would rise and that the results found so far where over 43% of children had abnormalities were “ordinary”. [...]
Physician: International medical community must immediately assist Japanese — Radioactive elements re-concentrate in various bodily organs. White Paper: Fukushima Health Survey Occupies Medical & Legal Conundrum. The Fukushima Health Survey recently held a public meeting to address parent concerns about the survey. One of the concerns brought up by the parents was how difficult the survey has made it for parents to obtain the thyroid ultrasound photos of their children.
Dr. Fukushima : des ouvriers contraints de mentir sur la radioactivité. Firm told workers at Fukushima plant to lie about radiation dose. Blaming Fear in order to Use the Law to Suppress Information People Need to Know. This is my opinion. I may be right, I may be wrong.Unclassified Controlled Information NRC Atomic Energy Act This regulation stats in part: “Information is designated UCNI only when it is determined that its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to have a significant adverse effect on the health and safety of the public…..”Unauthorized dissemination subject to civil and criminal sanctions under section 148 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2168)” ….Violation of Section 148 of the Atomic Energy Act carries a civil fine not to exceed $110,000.
In addition, the individual may be subject to a criminal penalty under Section 223 of the Act….” La presse japonaise se convertit à l'antinucléaire. L'accident nucléaire de Fukushima survenu l'année dernière a révélé une certaine censure pesant sur la presse japonaise, dénoncée à plusieurs reprises par Reporters sans frontières. Fukushima : le rapport qui change tout. « Le tremblement de terre et le tsunami du 11 mars 2011 ont été des désastres naturels d’une ampleur qui a choqué le monde entier.
Final report criticises weak Fukushima response. It is the fourth and final report into the Fukushima meltdowns, which last year sent clouds of radiation over a wide area and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. The report found plant operator TEPCO mishandled its response to the crisis and says its disaster measures were full of holes. It also found TEPCO was ill-prepared to deal with a nuclear accident and its employees were not trained to think flexibly. "Preparedness for a large-scale complex disaster was insufficient; and they were unprepared for the release of a large amount of radioactive materials into the environment caused by a containment failure," the 450-page report said.
Nuclear regulators were found to be complacent and obsessed with what the report called the groundless safety myth of nuclear power. Then-prime minister Naoto Kan was also slated, with the report saying his response caused confusion and did more harm than good. Gov't kept Fukushima crisis worst-case scenario under wraps for months. Fukushima : « On s'est laissé acheter par Tepco », raconte un maire. Janick Magne, candidate Europe Ecologie - Les Verts aux législatives 2012 pour les Français d’ex-URSS, d’Asie et d’Océanie, est allée à la rencontre des réfugiés de Fukushima. Katsutaka Idogawa ne décolère pas. Le maire de la petite ville de Futaba, commune de la zone interdite qui se trouve tout près de la centrale nucléaire accidentée, reçoit les visiteurs dans sa mairie provisoire.
Il est installé dans une salle au rez-de-chaussée d’un lycée désaffecté, à Kazo, dans le banlieue nord de Tokyo, à 200 kilomètres de Fukushima. C’est là qu’il s’est réfugié il y a près d’un an déjà avec 1 300 de ses administrés, soit 20% des habitants de sa commune. Aujourd’hui, les deux tiers d’entre eux ont quitté le refuge, notamment ceux qui avaient des enfants. Ceux qui en avaient l’énergie et la possibilité ont cherché travail et logement ailleurs. Mais le maire assure qu’il garde le contact avec tous les évacués, où qu’ils soient. Tepco a changé le paysage et les mentalités. Fukushima : « On a fait semblant de découvrir les dangers nucléaires » Anger in Japan Over Withheld Radiation Forecasts.
Ko Sasaki for The New York Times Contaminated soil at a school in Koriyama, Japan. Given no guidance from Tokyo, town officials led the residents north, believing that winter winds would be blowing south and carrying away any radioactive emissions. For three nights, while hydrogen explosions at four of the reactors spewed radiation into the air, they stayed in a district called Tsushima where the children played outside and some parents used water from a mountain stream to prepare rice. The winds, in fact, had been blowing directly toward Tsushima — and town officials would learn two months later that a government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases had been showing just that. Fukushima, une population sacrifiée. Accident nucléaire à Fukushima : un « désastre créé par l'homme », selon un rapport. Japanese Commission Calls Fukushima Nuclear Crisis a ‘Man-Made’ Disaster.
The Elephant in the Room that’s as big as a Whale: Normalising Radiological Pollution. Lying and hiding the facts ensure that people distrust Nuclear industry and Nuclear “authorities” quite Profoundly. Fukushima: Naoto Kan, l'ancien Premier ministre, reconna t la responsabilit de l'Etat. TEPCO must be proactive in nuke crisis compensation negotiations.
Fukushima : Le mur du silence se rompt... cela commence à coûter très cher ... Au Japon, la réouverture contestée des écoles irradiées de Fukushima. 10 Elementary Schools in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Are Sending Kids to "Winter School" to Ski in Fukushima Prefecture. Eric Besson en visite à Fukushima. 30 ans d'accidents et de mensonges à la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima. Japon: après Fukushima, le gouvernement a craint la fin de Tokyo.