I am sending you the latest message from Mr. Akio Matsumura that refers to an article “California’s Wildfires and Nuclear Radiation,” written by Mr.Gregg Lien, an environmental and land use attorney.
The article convinces us that the radiation from Fukushima is surprisingly and dangerously far-reaching.
Here is the relevent excerpt.
“Has the vast
bulk of the 40 million population of California just been unknowingly
exposed to high concentrations of radioactive particles? What are the
constituents of these particles? How hazardous are they? It was
recently widely reported that radiation from Fukushima, in the form of
Cesium-137, was detected in small quantities in California wines. There
can be little doubt that Cesium-137 from Fukushima has also been
absorbed by all the vegetation here, and when burned, is re-released.”
From the new
view point of " the public transcending the nation”, namely, to
safeguard the global environment and to secure the well-being of
humanity, the Japanese are required to call for the retreat from the
Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 in order to consecrate maximum efforts to
bring Fukushima under control as soon as possible.
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
(Message from Mr. Akio Matsumura)
Dear IAC of NEAA friends
I hope this email finds you in good health and spirit.
government of Japan announced last year that it would take at least
forty years to remove the irradiated cores from three crippled nuclear
reactors at Fukushima, I shifted my focus to the dangers to marine life
and the potential risk to people in North America resulting from the
forty-year flow of radioactive wind and contaminated water from
If you ask
Japanese volcanic scientists and seismologists about the possibility of
the eruption of Mt Fuji and the strong earthquake in Tokyo in forty
years, they will say it is almost sure to happen. So, even though major
damage to human life, the environment, and the economy is likely to
occur, people ignore it because they cannot think that far ahead.
That’s just forty years. Meanwhile, radiation remains dangerous for
thousands of years. How do we learn to connect these long time frames
to our human lifetime?
I am pleased to
introduce “California’s Wildfires and Nuclear Radiation,” written by
Gregg Lien, an environmental and land use attorney practicing in Lake
Tahoe, California. Going forward, I plan to introduce the opinions from
observers and experts from many fields about the forty-year
accumulation of radiation from Fukushima. I look forward to hearing
what their suggestions for what actions we can take now to reduce the
burden on future generations.