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Been a long time since I’ve updated this blog… been busy with way too many things.  Anyway, this is the latest info on bioremediation with sunflowers out of Fukushima.  From the ex-skf blog:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012

91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima

So the sunflowers DID concentrate radioactive cesium in soil. It was not where the Japanese government wanted you to find.

According to one Iitate-mura villager, Mr. Itoh, who had his sunflowers tested, the radioactive cesium was IN THE ROOTS. He suspects that the government knew, and cherry-picked the data that seemingly supported the foregone conclusion that sunflowers do not work in decontaminating the soil.

Why? Because the government wants and needs to distribute big money to big businesses that closely work with the government in the “decontamination” bubble that they’ve created.

From his tweets on February 7, 2012:

ヒマワリの根 セシウム134 39,500bq/kg セシウム137  52,100bq/kg セシウム計  91,600bq/kg。ヒマワリの根の灰については、焼却温度が低く、体積が1/4程度にしか減らなかった、2,200gの根を燃やし460gの灰が出た。

Sunflower roots: Cesium-134, 39,500 Bq/kg; cesium-137, 52,100 Bq/kg; total 91,600 Bq/kg. Since the roots were burned at low a temperature, the roots were reduced to only one-quarter in mass. 2,200 grams of the roots were burned, resulting in 460 grams of ashes.

焼却温度が高ければ1/100、とすると200万bq?。農水省は税金を投入し大臣自ら植えたヒマワリの実験畑の除染効果は無いと断言したが、ある思いを持っての実験、効果なしの結論を前提にしたものだったから。農水省の放射性廃棄物の検査は何故か“根”を外しているから。

More at the link:

91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima | EX-SKF.

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Excerpt from a guest post over at ex-skf, one of my favorite sources for the latest on the Japanese situation:

 

I live in Osaka and sourcing clean food for our toddler son has become the biggest concern of ours, after monitoring the fallout plumes and contamination in our vicinity (which thankfully, seems to be quite limited compared to California, my home state). We have always been interested in buying healthy food and have belonged to COOP for many years.

…..

Basically, the story is this: the further north and east you go, the less likely the COOPs are to disclose testing results as this might well embarrass their long-standing farming/food sources, while to the south and west, this is less likely to happen as their food sources are generally less suspect.

Often, when I read your blog, which I admire and recommend widely, the reports of contaminated food are then commented on by the readers as proof that sourcing food is dangerous and tricky, when actually, if one knows the resources, it is not the case. COOP generally charges 10-20% more than your typical retail supermarkets, but the more radical of the COOPs (like Shizenha) go further by indicating exactly who is tested and what is found. If those who are really concerned about finding safe food for their families are aware of this, they can also benefit from membership to the more transparent COOPs (others probably do exist which I’m not aware of). As of this week, Shizenha will allow shipping to the northern parts of Japan (for a bigger, refundable membership deposit of 20,000 yen vs. the regular 10,000), in an effort to obviously shame the other COOPs who are more hesitant to state reality as it really is, into being more forthcoming with the testing results.

via (Guest Post) How to Source Radioactive Material-Free Food in Japan: Food Co-Op | EX-SKF.

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東海第2原発を廃炉に! 署名スタートしました (ネット・実筆記)

【署名スタートしました】署名TVサイトへリンクします

【署名スタートしました】 携帯の方はこちらへ 署名TVサイトへリンクします

東海第2原発を廃炉に!ネット署名、および通常実筆記署名とも7月10日にスタートします。

どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

【署名呼び掛け文】

今回の福島第一原発の大惨事は地震による「原発の安全神話」の崩壊でした。

東海第2原発も冷却機能の一部が破綻し、あわや福島第一原発と同じ運命をたどる一歩手前の状況でした。

原発は一たび事故が発生すると制御できないものである事が明確になりました。

安全に絶対はありません。

福島第一原発の事故は収束の見通しも立たず、事故の解析も出来ていません。また地震・津波に対する原発への根本的な安全対策も立てられておりません。過酷事故に対する国、電力会社の対策はこの地震国の日本にあっては無策と言わざるをえません。この状況での東海第2原発の再稼働は絶対に認められません。

使用済核燃料の処理方法も未解決のままで、次の世代に処理できぬ放射性物質を残したままでは無責任ではないでしょうか。

私たちは、地方を不幸にしてまでの経済発展は理性的にコントロールしなければならないと思います。これ以上、原発事故により放射性物質に汚染された大地を増やすわけにはいきません。

大事故が起これば茨城県だけにとどまらず、広く関東にも甚大な被害をもたらす東海第2原発の廃炉を求めます。

■主催:東海第2原発の再稼働中止と廃炉を求める署名実行委員会

■呼びかけ団体:脱原発とうかい塾・反原子力茨城共同行動・茨城平和擁護県民会議

■賛同団体・個人:I(アイ)女性会議・茨城/生存のための科学・茨城/たんぽぽ会/東海村釣り研究会/憲法を生かす会・茨城/原子力行政を問い直す宗教者の会

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署名はネット署名と、記入式署名を並行して募集します。

どちらも、7月10日にスタートしています。

ネット署名はこちらへ ↓

So far, this is the most comprehensive resource I have found on natural approaches to radionuclide detoxification.  It covers acute radiation sickness as well as lower-level exposure and contamination and a wide range of treatments.  This ebook is just loaded with information.  Still reading it myself.  So far the only thing I don’t agree with is the clorox bath – go with the epsom salt or baking soda versions instead.

http://meditationexpert.com/RadiationDetoxDraft.pdf

 

 

 

Eat Me – EnviroReporter.com

This blog from Santa Monica, CA, covers radiation monitoring in the US, and how to find radiation-free food at the supermarket:

Eat Me – EnviroReporter.com.

Even though Denise Anne and I have radically adapted our diet to the new realities of radiation contamination, searching out pre-March 11 produced items, finding food grown south of the Equator, growing our own and knowing which foods currently on the grocery shelves were made with last summer’s harvest, most corn being an important example.

We still consume items that aren’t guaranteed to be fallout free. These items have to be tested.

Lucky for us we have an Inspector nuclear radiation monitor which I have used for nearly a dozen years in my role as an environmental investigative reporter. While it may not catch everything due to limitations beyond my control, it sure does catch a lot.

When we go shopping, we first aim to shop rad-smart and then test the items upon returning home. Sometimes, however, I will test items in stores to save me the problem of buying something I know could be impacted by Fukushima. Other times, I’ll test the groceries out in the car before driving off.

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