I am sending you an alarming information about the radioactive contamination of the Pacific Ocean.
Here is an excerpt.
“In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In
response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from
a mysterious “unknown” source and was nothing to worry about.
However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast
of North America. Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is
already radioactive and is currently at least 5-10 times more
radioactive than when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs
in the Pacific during and after World War II. If we don’t start talking
about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant
This information convinces us once again that the most urgent task for
Japan is to consecrate maximum efforts to bring Fukushima under
control.Fukushima cannot be brought under control by Japan alone.I
continue to send messages to some world top leaders with a view to
convincing them that Fukushima is a global environment issue.
The construction of a sarcophagus is urgently needed. An underground
wall to stop the flow of undergroud water should be built as soon as
possible at the site to prevent contaminated water from reaching the
sea.The enormous spending of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
should be diverted to these crucial undertakings.
The advice of Fomer Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to abandon theToyosu
fish market and decide on the honorable retreat from the Tokyo Plympic
2020 is proving wise and realistic. Its supporters are definitely
increasing.It gives top priority to life,and not to economy.
Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.
With warmest regards,
Former Ambassador to Switzerland