ONLINE PETITION TO STOP BURNING OF RADIOACTIVE DISASTER DEBRIS IN KITAKYUSHU

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TO STOP BURNING OF RADIOACTIVE DISASTER DEBRIS IN KITAKYUSHU

Greetings,

I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Mayor of Kitakyushu City, Kenji KITAHASHI, the City of Kitakyushu.

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TO STOP BURNING OF RADIOACTIVE DISASTER DEBRIS

ACT NOW TO PROTECT the safe and clean air, water and soil of the, Japanese city of Kitakyushu and the island of Kyushu from further radioactive contamination.
SIGN BELOW TO STOP BURNING OF RADIOACTIVE DISASTER DEBRIS. Tell Kitakyushu Mayor Kenji Kitahashi to stop spreading radioactive particles into the Kitakyushu and Kyushu air, land and water.

HERE IS THE STORY:
Radioactive debris from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 are being transported to the relatively clean island of Kyushu. Even though citizens protested, on May 22, 2012, Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture started incinerating tsunami disaster-related debris from Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures to test the “safety” of the incineration in the city’s two incinerator plants.

We call for stopping further acceptance and incineration of more debris because neither the transport of such radioactive materials nor the burning of it is safe or sound public policy. Spreading radioactivity to “clean” areas is dangerous.
If such debris is incinerated, health threatening dangerous radioactive particles will be emitted into the atmosphere and around the world. Other radioactive particles will be in the incinerator ash. Even if the incinerator ash is only used for landfill, the radioactive cesium in the soil will eventually move to the ocean because it is soluble in water. Unless a plant or animal instead carries it into the wind and into someone’s lungs, or into food and into someone’s mouth.

After the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster, Japanese government standards were changed to allow people to be exposed to much more radioactivity than was considered “safe” before the disaster. Before, industrial waste with radioactive cesium concentration of 100 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) and higher had to be carefully handled and stored as “radioactive waste” only at designated facilities. Now, if radioactive cesium concentration in it is lower than or equal to 8,000 Bq/kg that debris can be used for landfill as regular waste. There is no scientific health data to justify this 80 times increase in allowable radiation.

An October 2011 IAEA report about findings on radioactive waste states: “Large volumes of contaminated material will be generated from massive clean-up activities in urban, agriculture, forest and aquatic areas that are affected mostly by radioactive cesium releases. The material would include soil, organic material, vehicles, buildings, road material, aqueous liquids, trees and stumps contaminated with Cs-134 and Cs-137. The radioactivity content of the contaminated material ranges from a few to several tens of thousands of Bq/kg.” It is hardly possible to measure accurate radioactive cesium concentration in debris to be transported to other parts of Japan, including Kitakyushu.

We should never leave a such a dangerous and long-lasting legacy to our offspring. We should stop spreading radioactive contamination and preserve the land, air, and water of Kyushu. We can help people who more directly suffered from the terrible disaster to recuperate in the “clean” environment of Kyushu.

Accordingly, we call for Kitakyushu Mayor Kenji KITAHASHI to :
1. Please stop accepting and incinerating the disaster-related debris immediately since its safety cannot be ensured.
2. Please support and reinforce measures to help the people of Tohoku (areas near Fukushima Dai-ichi with high radioactive contamination), such as continued admission of evacuees for respite and recuperation.

9 responses

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  3. Salute to all those brave enough to sign this petition and have spoken out instead of remaining silent while we are being Nuked…!

    Attention: All Japanese People, almost all your Leaders are in Nuclear Denial* and unless they keep your reactors shut down you may have ONE OR MORE Trillion Dollar Eco-DisasterFukushima’s because Fukushima proved that Nature can destroy any land based nuclear reactor, any place anytime 24/7/365!

    A year and a half exactly after Fukushima’s Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster Japan is the now the poster “boy” for a Country that is controlled by the Nuclear Industry and their Utility Gangs:

    The Nuclear Mafia Derails Democracy In Japan
    http://www.japansubculture.com/the-nuclear-mafia-derails-democracy-in-japan/#comment-7846

    This is one of the most well written articles on this Nuclear Debacle…
    BTW It contains a great number of links to back up all points…

  4. Why can’t the UN get involved in radioactive issues,
    Here is the answer: READ Nuclear Controversies
    http://is.gd/9wfPeU

    snip

    In 1995, the Director General of WHO Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, tried to inform on Chernobyl by organizing in Geneva an international conference with 700 experts and physicians. This tentative was blocked. The International Agency for Atomic Energy blocked the proceedings, which were never published. The truth on the consequences of Chernobyl would have been a disaster for the promotion of the atomic industry.
    This film shows the discussions at the following WHO- congress in Kiev in 2001, that lead to the fatal disregarding of internal radiation consequences throughout the nuclear world.
    The full transcript can be found here:
    vivretchernobyl.blogspot.com/2008/06/w-tchertkof-nuclear-controversies.html

  5. Where will this radioactive pollution go when it is burned?
    Everywhere…

    Japan/Korea Sea contaminated as much as Tokyo bay
    http://fukushima-diary.com/?p=13902

    Some readers may not remember that the Japanese are also dumping the radioactive sludge left over from burning their radioactive debris, into Tokyo Bay so that when it later migrates out into the Pacific Ocean they cannot be “blamed” for dumping radioactive pollution (directly) into the Ocean, which is illegal…

  6. The bottom line is that the Japanese Gov’t. will do anything to PUSH nuclear upon its people and that includes exposing its citizens to radiation that is now far ABOVE what was once thought of as “Safe” levels! They are now; seeking to raise the background radiation or what they are calling the NEW “natural” levels by burning radioactive tainted debris and or spreading the Fukushima radiation around their Country…

    Say N☢ to nuclear pollution before it is too late for you and your family!

    What are your Leaders doing to Japan’s future?

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