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Petition Drive to Help Fukushima Residents forced by Japan to Enter Nuclear Contamination AreaTim King Salem-News.com
Following the recent SOS from Fukushima families...
(FUKUSHIMA / SALEM) - (This is a great article for background Researcher calls Fukushima Radioactive Steam - 'Nuclear Hell on Earth' - Special to Salem-News.com) There now is a petition in Japan to evacuate the people from Fukushima Prefecture. We reported over the weekend the tragic plight of residents being turned out of shelters and instructed to return to their homes in the affected area.
The petition can be found here: http://311fukushima.net/?page_id=93. And by the way, I have been staying true to these stories about petition drives and signing them before publishing, to ensure the integrity of the process. The form is written partly in English and partly in Japanese, but easy to follow.
When you are done filling out the partially Japanese script, hit the 'right' button in Japanese font for 'submit'.
In response to the article, John Bernhart wrote to explain that he is a father living in Japan who made the decision to evacuate his family without any assistance.
"Now I have no job and we are living in my savings. I do not expect ever to get any compensation from Tepco or the government. In fact, Tepco wants me to pay my last electricity bill".
Mr. Bernhart set me straight in regard to what I wrote about the tsunami in effect, causing the nuclear disaster.
"I have two comments about the article. First, it is NOT true that the current nuclear disaster was caused by a natural disaster. It was caused by the cost-cutting of Tepco and the criminal negligence of government regulators in the pocket of the nuclear industry. Second, while many in Japan pretend not to have been affected. It is not true that all have not been effected. All of us have".
He says the true story is that the government and businesses are doing nothing to restrict radiation pollution. His words automatically set off an alarm.
"Radioactive waste and rice hay and food are being shipped all over Japan contaminating the entire country to protect business profits. The Japanese government as well as the UN are covering up the real dangers to limit financial liability and to protect the nuclear industry".
What this dad tells us, we have heard from different writers in different ways, on several occasions. It is painful to consider, but the greed of business does indeed seem to be putting all of Japan at risk, yet it does not begin or end there.
Bernhart concluded his thoughts by writing, "The people of the world must condemn the UN, condemn the WHO, condemn the IAEA, and condemn all businesses and governments covering up the truth of Fukushima. This is a message from a very worried father in Japan".
While residents like John and many others continue to communicate to our newsroom the challenges they face, researcher Karin Rougeau has been plying the Internet and other sources seeking the newest and latest information. Surely as western people do, people on the island of Japan live with the belief that our governments care about our personal welfare, and at the working levels, that is particularly true. But at the higher levels, the picture grows very dark.
In the first story I posed the question, What would compel Japanese authorities to subject its populace to a situation with so many dangerous factors..?
A comment from a Salem-News.com visitor using the name Bruce, offers a scenario that perhaps explains why Japan would abandon these people.
"You perhaps do not understand Japanese culture - refer the Brides of Hiroshima. The people of Fukushima are viewed as a diseased limb to be removed from the tree. It is not just the government, the entire Japanese populace are complicit in this action. The problem is this time the disease is going to be wide spread and a large part of the tree will have to be sacrificed".
Kennat Nyhus has been compiling links which are listed below, adding that it is a fact the people of Fukishima are in an SOS situation. "You must abandon your homes and the land there to survive without affect, you can protect yourselves and your children from the Radiation somewhat. You should follow the links below should you choose to stay":
Same from the rest of us, and here is the link to the first story where the video is posted:
Jul-16-2011: S.O.S. From Fukushima: Silence is Deadly in Japan Tim King Salem-News.com
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