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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:39 AM
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Radiation Reporting - Blind, Idiotic and Corrupt

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/26/radiation-report... /


The ongoing radiation catastrophe stemming from three out-of-control nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan has taken a back seat to far graver news events of late: Michael Jacksons doctor, fund-raising by presidential hopefuls, the World Series, and Netflix stock.

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The nuclear crisis caused the worst radiation leak since Chernobyl, the AP said Oct. 7, as if the accident were over. The same news agency said Sept. 22 that radiation leaks continue.

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In spite of evidence of far flung and ominous levels of contamination, the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, had the nerve to tell Japan to be less conservative in its cleanup program planning. The removal of layers of topsoil is being considered by the government, but an IAEA team this month said that would be impractical. About 29 million cubic meters of surface soil, an area the size of Luxemburg, may need to be removed but, We want the Japanese government to avoid becoming too conservative in its cleanup plans, IAEA inspectors said. The IAEA is chartered to work worldwide to promote nuclear technologies, while finding a disposal location for its mountains of radioactive waste Japans problem. The government recently approved temporary storage of millions of tons of contaminated soil and rice straw in state-owned forests.

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Japans health minister declared Sept. 20 that the beef supply was safe and claimed that the government had improved its testing of food for radioactive contamination. In August the minister, Yoko Komiyama, lifted a ban on shipments of beef contaminated with radioactive cesium.

The government was saying everything sold in the market was safe before the beef incident, then it turned out to be untrue, Mariko Sano, secretary of the Tokyo-based consumer group Shufuren told the Wall St. Journal. Its hard to believe that now.
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as much as its a stab in their hearts, they need to move away from the forever radiation
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:43 AM
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1. It is a very very sad disaster for Japan A beautiful wonderful
people so sad
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:47 AM
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2. You could have left the first word out of the title..
And it would still be just as true..
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:56 AM
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3. I have given up reporting on Japan...
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 AM by AsahinaKimi
It would be buried anyway. Same goes with the photo thing. Gomen Nasai..but there isn't enough interest. Besides, now I am doing Japanese Folk Tales in the Religious section. There does seem to be interest there, hopefully.
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