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Forum Post: F-ing FUKUSHIMA ~ Petition ~ Media Black Out

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 25, 2013, 7:24 a.m. EST by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR
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Worldwide Demand for UN Takeover at Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman |October 3, 2013 11:28 am | EcoWatch

More than 48,000 global citizens have now signed a petition at NukeFree.org asking the United Nations and the world community to take charge of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Another 35,000 have signed at RootsAction. An independent advisory group of scientists and engineers is also in formation.

The signatures are pouring in from all over the world. By November, they will be delivered to the United Nations.

The corporate media has blacked out meaningful coverage of the most critical threat to global health and safety in decades.

[Unfortunately, triggering a West Coast panic to escape radiation, that may or may not be dangerous, would cause much more potential harm from a chaotic evacuation in property damage, accidents, crime and massive casualties.]

http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/03/demand-un-takeover-at-fukushima/

Take Charge at Fukushima

By Harvey Wasserman (Contact)

To be delivered to: Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations and Barack Obama, President, United States of America

Petition Statement

At Fukushima Unit 4, the impending removal of hugely radioactive spent fuel rods from a pool 100 feet in the air presents unparalleled scientific and engineering challenges. With the potential for 15,000 times more fallout than was released at Hiroshima, we ask the world community, through the United Nations, to take control of this uniquely perilous task. Petition Background

The danger of huge radiation releases from Fukushima 4 has taken on a new dimension; the world community must step in!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-world-community-must

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[-] 0 points by Shule (1696) 9 months ago

Part of the problem is the 1% nuke-nuts are still promoting and building more nuclear plants. TVA is building two totally new plants in Tennessee!

[-] 0 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

And Georgia!

Raise hell, IT WORKS!!!

[-] -1 points by oktoberchill (-3) 9 months ago

Of course they are. It's a part of Obama's green agenda.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 9 months ago

You must mean Obama's "glow" agenda.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13204) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

I'm not convinced public pressure is appropriate in this instance. That should not be interpreted to indicate support for or confidence in TEPCO. In fact, I am confident that company officials should be sidelined in shame.

That aside, it seems to me that common sense dictates that everyone breathe gently while this process is underway, that we not disturb a single photon contained within the magnetic field in such a way as to upset the apple cart . . .

[-] 0 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

TEPCO, at first in denial mode, then cover-up mode, is now deep in over-their-head mode.

Starting with papering LA telephone poles and bus benches in the 70's (between offshore oil spills), I thought we staked nukes in the heart in the 80's. "Nuclear Power Renaissance!!!" Now my sushi could glow in the dark! WTF!

The apple cart is rubble, here we go again!

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13204) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago
[-] 0 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Funny, nuke cleanup, it's what I call the project I'm currently working on.

Fuk and all nukes are serious problems we should not be vulnerable to. Fuk is raging out of control! And could cause serious harm to other countries and the Pacific Ocean. The international community needs to intervene!

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13204) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

I agree that this is a problem with potentially immediate global implications, and I think it is clear from the track record that TEPCO isn't up to this job. At the same time the Japanese people are at the epicenter, most immediately impacted, and there is the question of Japanese sovereignty - all of which are issues that merit consideration.

I don't think it is appropriate for the international community to demand control over resolution, and I will bet the international community has no real interest in making such demands. Practically speaking, I'm not even sure the expertise exists. The closest relevant experience might well be space exploration - and that only goes so far as the environmental conditions themselves, and not the individual tasks involved in decontamination of this magnitude.

If the Japanese government can be persuaded to invite an international team of experts to provide what ever expertise might be available, then I think that would be fantastic. Its not that I see this as a strictly Japanese problem, as I said, it has the capacity, and some might argue, already does, impact us all. But they are the people with the most at stake. The survival of their nation itself hangs in the balance, any attempt to impose an international solution could easily be mistaken as a hostile act.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

the world can't wait

[-] 1 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Unlike you authoritarian cultists, free-thinking Liberals can go wherever progressive reasoning takes them. Nukes are mostly unacceptable sources of energy. And the Fukushima Nuke is an out of control disaster, which Japan does not seem to be capable of handling. The International Community owes it to Japan and themselves to step in.

[-] -2 points by autumnnites (-2) 9 months ago

With all the coal plants he is closing, guess it nuclear or fracking. At least Oblamer knows how to pronounce nuclear LOL

[-] 0 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

The massive external costs of fossil fuels have made them too unaffordable to continue playing a major energy role. Renewables need to replace the dirty, costly and obsolete fossils ASAF-ingP!!

Your ridiculous accusations and lame namecalling just reveal that tired & ugly GOP nature ~ equally dirty, costly and obsolete, racism.

We're moving on without you.

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