Please sign and pass along. Pregnant woman and children are most at risk from radiation exposure. This crisis is far from over. Speak out now!
As Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Japanese Government release new information, many experts in the United States and around the globe are concerned about the potential of increased radiation exposure in American air, food, and water.
In April 2011, radioactive isotopes were found in the breast milk of mothers in Tokyo, over 250 km away from the nuclear power plants at Fukushima Daiichi.
Many new reports also show increased levels of Cesium, Plutonium, and other fission products in the soil, food, and drinking water in Japan, as far as 400 km from their point of origin.
This data verifies the risk of bioaccumulation of radioactive isotopes -- not only in the air, but also in the food chain; not only to those in Japan, but in the United States and other countries in the northern hemisphere.
As of May 22nd, 2011, the Japanese Government and TEPCO, have confirmed the full meltdown in Reactor 1, Reactor 2, and Reactor 3. Reports now show that much of the damage in Reactor 1, leading up to its hydrogen explosion and melting of the fuel rods, was caused by the initial earthquake -- and not the resulting tsunami which devastated the island nation 30 minutes to an hour after the earthquake. The ongoing fission process is continually releasing radiation in the form of steam and vapors into the environment.
Those at greatest risk from increased levels of background radiation are young children and the elderly. Citizens of France, China, India, and other countries have been notified that radiation from Fukushima is accumulating and are advised to carefully handle or avoid certain foods.
According to their website, the EPAs specific focus is to protect human health and the environment. On May 3rd, 2011 the EPA publicly announced on its website that it would return to quarterly monitoring and testing for air particulates, precipitation, drinking water, and milk.
As a concerned citizen, I am requesting that the EPA return to a status of ongoing weekly monitoring and testing of precipitation, fixed and mobile air filters, milk, drinking water, and agricultural testing based on the following criteria:
Radiation levels in some coastal areas of Japan and in seawater off the Japanese coast are measured to be thousands of times above normal levels.
Only with accurate and up-to-date data can the leaders of the United States make informed decisions in the public interest.
The containment of radiation from Fukushima has been uncontrolled for over 60 days, and it is unknown how long it will take to regain control.
Radioactive isotopes have been identified in milk in Japan and Hilo, Hawaii.
There is no safe or non-harmful level of radiation for human consumption.
Radioactive Iodine levels have been found in precipitation, exceeding the EPA%u2019s own Maximum Containment Level for drinking water.
The EPA has the primary responsibility for setting and enforcing national standards.
Talia Rose--I am going to "bump" your thread ahead of mine because you have a lot of good information here, and well summarized. Looks like we had the same idea back on the 23rd! I see your comments on Dr. Caldicott's FB page, which I visit often. I hope we can all have an impact on the EPA's current stance!
Thanks for your post TaliaRose.
Also, people may want to consider writing letters to their local politicians asking to have nuke reactors decomissioned. It's really only a matter of time before another disaster happens. We obviously don't have the knowhow to deal with accidents on this kind of scale. We shouldn't be playing with fires that we can't put out.
A good article on this topic. We must understand that since the media is owned by the same people who own nuclear companies, and for that matter so is our president and congress, the information is not out there in the mainstream. People do not understand the severity of what has happened. It is up to those of us who do understand to tell them. It is the only way we can stop nuclear - because accidents like this will happen again and again - even the head of the UN has warned more nuclear accidents are inevitable with the natural disasters building from climate change....
Here is a good article on detoxing
For the best up to date info on what is currently going on in the TRIPLE MELTDOWN (now called a "melt through, as the melted cores have breached their containments) Arnie Gunderson has worked in the nuclear industry for 30 years and gives very understandable and honest reports
I am glad to see this thread. I've signed petitions and am following the following detox for my family: http://doctorapsley.com/RadiationTherapy.aspx there is a lot of good information on the Petkau effect of accumulation over time. I am a bit shocked by the negative response I had gotten here on MDC regarding earlier posts I have made on diet change and what not like I'm crazy for no longer eating spinach and leutice. I am sure everyone all ready knows about it but UC Berkeley has been doing some testing of their own even after the EPA stopped.
be good family...
Thank you so much for posting the link to this petition. For even more information about the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan this is an excellent but very sobering blog.
Another eye opening blog by a British woman living in Koriyama, Fukushima
I hope some change comes about from all of this. Germany will phase out its nuclear power plants. We need to do the same.