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The Olympics to cost 18 Billion will showcase robots, new technologies, and a meteor shower.
Tokyo is spending at least $20 billion to organize the Olympics. Scientists are finding the venues highly radioactive.  See some of their readings.  Read the comments, someone still thinks nuclear is a good idea, I beg to differ.  

Latest study shows an increase in levels of Fukushima-related contamination in Alaskan waters as Tokyo reassures the world all is well with 2020 Olympics

Quote:To determine whether or not Olympic athletes might be affected by fallout emanating from the disaster site, Dr Marco Kaltofen and Arnie Gundersen were sponsored by Fairewinds Energy Education to look at Olympic venues during the fall of 2017.

We took simple dirt and dust samples along the Olympic torch route as well as inside Fukushima's Olympic stadium and as far away as Tokyo. reduce cleanup costs while spending enormous funds on the Olympics, the government of Japan treats its 160,000 Fukushima evacuees as if they were radiation Guinea Pigs, forcing them to return to recontaminated areas to try and convince the world everything is ok, meanwhile making it difficult for serious scientists to accurately assess the effects of radiation on these evacuees.

The billions of dollars being spent on the Olympics would be much better used to help those displaced by the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Hi Horse - here's some information I gathered regarding the 2020 Olympics and the "New Fukushima Moving Towards 2020." - Fukushima 311 Watchdogs - Good read on several articles on the history of J-Village.
"FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) — A soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that was used as an operational base for dealing with the 2011 nuclear crisis will fully reopen on April 20 with new natural turf pitches. The J-Village, Japan’s first national soccer training center, located some 20 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, served until November 2016 as a base for crisis response, accommodating thousands of workers engaged in disaster cleanup efforts. The facility, seen as the symbol of reconstruction of the disaster-affected area, partially resumed operations in July 2018, with the opening of its main stadium, restaurants, a hotel and a conference center." - April 20, 2019 J-Village, is fully restored govt video with exciting music.
Fukushima Revitalization Station - Fukushima Prefectural Govt Japan website in English. (Bookmark)

A New Fukushima moving towards 2020 - pdf - pdf Steps for Revitalization in Fukushima. Page 15 - billions budget - Could be the drones you're seeing over Fuku with exciting music. - Looks like all the webcams along route 6 disappeared. 
Hi Caliifnative, it seems like such a mockery of the Olympics to use them to cover up the Fuku disaster. Risking peoples lives making them move back into contaminated zones to make everything look normal. Putting the atheletes and spectators at long term risk of health problems for a short term propaganda gain is just callous. RougeRR mentioned the Futaba cam went out last month. Thanks for the links, the exciting music just doesn't work for me when I know about all the hot particles hiding in the dust and blowing in the wind.
Horse - I agree and was being sarcastic with my exciting music comment. They are putting billions into this cover-up and internet censoring in general has increased across the board in the last two months.

Fukushima evacuees forced back into unacceptably high radiation zones — Beyond Nuclear International
Bruno Chareyron, the director of the CRIIRAD lab (Commission de Recherche et d’Information Indépendentes sur la RADioactivité), noted in an August 17, 2018 Truthout article that:

“It is important to understand that the Fukushima disaster is actually an ongoing disaster. The radioactive particles deposited on the ground in March 2011 are still there, and in Japan, millions of people are living on territories that received significant contamination.”

Of the cleanup process, Chareyron told Truthout: “The ground and most contaminated tree leaves are removed only in the immediate vicinity of the houses, but a comprehensive decontamination is impossible.” He said in the article that the powerful gamma rays emitted by Cesium 137 could travel dozens of meters in the air. Therefore, the contaminated soil and trees located around the houses, which have not been removed, are still irradiating the inhabitants.

While the UN delegate from Japan claimed that no one was being forced to return and the decision rested with the evacuees alone, Tuncak expressed concern about coercion. “The gradual lifting of evacuation orders has created enormous strains on people whose lives have already been affected by the worst nuclear disaster of this century. Many feel they are being forced to return to areas that are unsafe, including those with radiation levels above what the Government previously considered safe.”
Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe NOT Over Tokyo Contaminated Not Fit 4 Habitation 1-28-19 OrganicSlant
Those were great graphics in Organic Slant's video.  TepGlow.  Tragicomedy, isn't it?  Posting that video here.

Fukushima Japan nuclear fallout: Okuma residents encouraged home - April 14, 2019

April 10, 2019
Eight years after a triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, part of nearby Okuma has been declared safe for residents to return. But there has been no rush to go home as radiation levels remain high. The evacuation order for parts of Okuma was lifted by the Japanese government on Wednesday. But just 367 of the town’s pre-2011 population of 10,341 have registered to go home, according to local media reports in Japan.

Okuma sits alongside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and 40% of the town has been declared safe for a permanent return. But a survey last year found only 12.5% of former residents wanted to do so. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to attend a ceremony in Okuma on Sunday to mark the occasion. But the government has been accused of promoting the return of residents to showcase safety ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Repost -
Fukushima to sue non-rent-paying evacuees from nuclear disaster
October 4, 2019
Fukushima Prefecture will take legal action to evict five households living in public housing in Tokyo who voluntarily evacuated from the prefecture following the 2011 nuclear accident.
September 10, 2019
Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co. will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment minister said on Tuesday.
Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuke water concerns
September 4, 2019
Japan tried to reassure foreign diplomats Wednesday about safety at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks.

6 days prior to the announcement ^. Who would have guessed? Ah well, tidying up for the Olympics... Can't have all that dangerous water floating around town... and those evacuees better git on home now, too... Now, about those reactors and fuel...
The olympics will be held on grounds contaminated with radioactive hot particles.   As much as 300 hot particles in a gram of soil.  The hot particles contain bits of nuclear fuel.  The danger per radioactive dose is a source of great scientific controversy.  Studies of fallout from Chernobyl show that nuclear fallout is 500 times more radiotoxic per dose than assumed by the mainstream dose model. The particles are very small, easily carried by the wind and can lodge deep in the lung.

"the number and radioactivity fraction of Cesium Rich Microparticles, CsMPs in four surface soils collected from the vicinity of the FDNPP were determined to be 48−318 particles per gram and 8.53−31.8%, respectively."

the microparticles had a radiation density of 13000 bq/gr

"the contribution of CsMPs to the migration
of radioactive Cs in the environment after the nuclear disaster
has largely been overlooked as are their potential role in human
metabolism. Although it is difficult to directly link the RF value
and the number of CsMPs with the health impacts, those data
are essential for the subsequent calculation of the radiation
exposure. The number of the CsMPs is a measure of potential
resuspension to air. Some fraction of the resuspended CsMPs
can potentially be deposited deep in the respiratory system."

Dr Utsunomiya continued "In certain areas, these glassy particles are highly concentrated, so they are a major concern. We have found up to 318 of these particles in just 1 gram of soil, near the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Most of these particles are still in the ambient environments, indicating the high stability."

" Our estimate is that around 78% of radioactive cesium was released as glassy particles. "

commenting on the work, Dr Ken Buesseler (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) said:

"The idea of microparticles has not been 'missed' in the assessment of total cesium levels in soil after Fukushima; it has been included, although this work highlights the fraction found in cesium microparticles. So we shouldn't think that there is additional radiation to worry about, but nevertheless in this highly concentrated form it may have different health impacts."
Invisible Olympian

Oh it's just glassy
Oh you say I'm not classy
F-you I'm nasty
Tearing up DNA
I love getting smashy
Better start eating some f-ing clay
Or just stay the f away
But hey the dollars say it's ok
You thought you could pass me?
F-you jerk, you better just cask me
Jesus, Muhammed, Haile Selassie
You want to get sassy?
I'll leave you looking ghastly
I'm the new Daddy, time to get crafty
I'm snazzy, jazzy and flashy
You, lastly will end up ashy
There will always be, "contaminated with fukushima fallout"

Seoul-Tokyo feud deepens over radioactive water

Quote:One of proposed plans by the Japanese government, releasing the contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean is angering South Korea. The South Korean government, which has yet to officially lift an import ban on fishery and agricultural products from Fukushima and nearby areas introduced in 2013, has recently claimed that discharging the water will pose a "grave threat" to the marine environment. But Japan has rejected this charge.

South Korea is stepping up surveys of ships originating from areas near Fukushima, Japan.

Quote:According to Kim on Wednesday, ships originating from areas near Fukushima, including Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures discharged about 128 million tons of ballast water from September 2017 to July of this year. The water was discharged at South Korean ports, Kim said.
Number two, to have the Olympics in Fukushima just defies imagination. And uh, some of the areas where the athletes are going to be running, the dust and dirt there has been measured, and it’s highly radioactive. So, this is Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, who set this up to – as a sort of way to obscure what Fukushima really means. And those young athletes, you know, who are – and young people are much more sensitive to radiation, developing cancers later than older people – it’s just a catastrophe waiting to happen.

GR: Dr. Caldicott…

HC:They’re calling it the radioactive Olympics!
Nuclear Hotseat podcast by Libbe HaLevy

Dr. Alex Rosen gives us a view of the planned international pushback against the Olympics and the reasons why this action is so necessary.  

Starting at 16:19

Make people aware that Fukushima Prefecture is a disaster area and not normal for the people being forced to return and live in contaminated areas.  Visitors won't have as long an exposure.  Japan relies on air measurements. Don't fall for the propaganda that everything is safe.  Food safety is a concern.  Radioactive particles - Fuku fallout in dust, pollen, and soil.  High measurements where the torch relay starts.  Phase out of nuclear.
And the winner is..
They started unprecedented fuel removal from the "damaged reactor 3" fuel pool last April? The first attempt in the 8 years since the meltdowns. They said then, it would take several years. With all of the delays and mistakes, how safe is that, to be doing it during the Olympics? Or ever, for that matter...
Japan Begins Removing Fuel at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
By VOA News
April 15, 2019
The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant began removing fuel rods Monday from one of three reactors that melted down in 2011.
The operation was was more than four years behind schedule, and had a short further delay Monday afternoon, after a problem with the equipment, but resumed after the mishap was addressed.

TEPCO has estimated that it will take up to two years to remove 566 of nuclear fuel rods from that reactor.

The work is being managed remotely from a control room about 500 meters away, because of high radiation level still present inside the building of Unit 3.

After the cleaning operation at Unit 3, TEPCO expects to continue with the removal of 1000 nuclear fuel rods from the storage pools of reactors one and two.
Fukushima Unit 3 Spent Fuel Damage Identified
December 16, 2019 Editor 1 Comment 2019, damage, decommissioning, Fukushima Daiichi, removal, spent fuel, unit 3

TEPCO has identified twelve fuel assemblies with damaged lifting handles. Further damage can not be identified at this point as the assemblies are still in the fuel racks in the spent fuel pool. The location of the newer 6 damaged assemblies are from the location where the fuel handling crane and a concrete hatch fell into the pool.

More, including pictures.

Phenomenal Fukushima coverage. There are dozens of current stories on both sites that are need-to-know.
Please, feel free to highlight your favorites here!
The main thing,  IMHO,  is that if people rely on radiation measurements, they will be deceived.  If we trust the geiger counters, well then everyone might as well go enjoy the olympics!   The levels are 'low'.    '

What the geiger counter does not show is the correct toxicity,  based on findings from Chernobyl.  The geiger does not show hot particles, unless special techniques are used.  The ECRR has determined that this artificial radiation, the fission products and nuclear fuel, is 300 to 1000 times more toxic than the meters show.  (internal dose).  That is the deal breaker.  Its the big story nobody talks about.   One bee sting wont kill you (barring allergic reaction), but a bee sting 1000 times more toxic will kill you.  

What is a zombie?

"On 18 May 2011, the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a graphic novel Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse providing tips to survive a zombie invasion as a "fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness".[115] The CDC goes on to summarize cultural references to a zombie apocalypse. It uses these to underscore the value of laying in water, food, medical supplies, and other necessities in preparation for any and all potential disasters, be they hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or hordes of zombies"

2011 was the year that four nuclear reactors blew up in Fukushima, causing one of the worst man made disasters in history.  When you see zombies, they are always walking forward, mindlessly.  The walking dead....they lack the common reasoning power of live humans.

Photos of people taking geiger counter readings in Fukushima are interesting.  They believe, absolutely, in the geiger counter, which most often says "safe", even though underfoot there are deformed bugs and plants.  Often times they are smiling,  they walk forward, staring at their meters, with an unconserned, sort of hypnotic look on their faces.   They remind me of zombies,  so I call them Geiger Zombies of the Lost World.   

Armed with scientific instruments, this young man is CERTAIN of the risk.  He may be wrong up to a factor of 1000.  

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These students track radiation from Fukushima.  They are smiling.  

Outside,  they will walk forward unconcerned about the danger.  They will go to the olympics.  Both pro and anti nukers usually believe in their geiger counters!   But outside there are mutant bugs.  The monkeys suffer microcephaly and reduced intelligence.  Deformities go unseen as the most afflicted perish.  Articles are written saying wildlife THRIVES in the sacrifice zones, the forbidden zones of Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Dont trust those smiling 'experts' with their reassuring Sievert measurements.   They are Geiger Zombies of the Lost World.   

Nuclear accidents make mutant bugs and birds

"Our studies provide new fundamental insights about consequences of chronic, multigenerational exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation. Most importantly, we have found that individual organisms are injured by radiation in a variety of ways. The cumulative effects of these injuries result in lower population sizes and reduced biodiversity in high-radiation areas."

"nearly all documented consequences of radiation in Chernobyl and Fukushima have found that individual organisms exposed to radiation suffer serious harm."

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