Paris 6th Anniversary of Fukushima

I am away from home, staying in Paris as of now to participate to the various events organized for the Fukushima 6th Anniversary. I also have a computer problem, my computer is kaput.

So I am unable for the time being to post the news updates on the blogs and on FB. Sorry.

I will share with you a news articles list, for you to use to read what has been published in the last 3 days.

Some articles’ links from 10th, 11th & 12th March.2017 :

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Fukushima disaster evacuees told to return to abandoned homes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/10/japan-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-evacuees-forced-return-home-radiation

The Semi-Secret Plan To Tunnel Under Fukushima Daiichi

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=16176

Japanese school children who survived Fukushima meltdown are being subjected to ‘nuclear bullying’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-fukushima-meltdown-school-children-nuclear-bullying-second-world-war-hiroshima-nagasaki-a7622646.html

Nuclear energy industry lacks new talent as Fukushima fallout turns off graduates

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/10/national/nuclear-energy-industry-lacks-new-talent-fukushima-fallout-turns-off-graduates/#.WMOit6KmnIV

Frozen Clocks and Radiation Mark Fukushima’s Abandoned Towns

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-exclusion-zone-anniversary/

Le retour contraint et forcé des réfugiés de Fukushima

https://reporterre.net/Le-retour-contraint-et-force-des-refugies-de-Fukushima

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Manifestation antinucléaire de soutien au peuple japonais #stand4fukushima #paris

https://www.facebook.com/cyrille.cormier.923/videos/1876965169255203/

Six ans après la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima, le suivi sanitaire interpelle les spécialistes

http://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/japon/fukushima/six-ans-apres-la-catastrophe-nucleaire-de-fukushima-le-suivi-sanitaire-interpelle-les-specialistes_2088883.html

Akira Mizubayashi : «Le pouvoir veut que nous vivions l’après-Fukushima dans le déni»

http://www.liberation.fr/debats/2017/03/10/akira-mizubayashi-le-pouvoir-veut-que-nous-vivions-l-apres-fukushima-dans-le-deni_1554809

SIX YEARS AFTER: 34,000 people in Tohoku region still in makeshift housing units

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703110042.html

Kenta Sato Breakwater factory, Iitate

http://aperturecomms.com.au/case-study-kenta-sato/

Des évacués de Fukushima victimes de harcèlement

http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2017/03/11/des-evacues-de-fukushima-victimes-de-harcelement_5093015_3244.html

Fukushima : où l’on tente encore de nous faire croire que le nucléaire pourrait être moteur de la redynamisation rurale – Une catastrophe sans fin, par Cécile Asanuma-Brice *

http://www.pauljorion.com/blog/2017/03/11/fukushima-ou-lon-tente-encore-de-nous-faire-croire-que-le-nucleaire-pourrait-etre-moteur-de-la-redynamisation-rurale-une-catastrophe-sans-fin-par-cecile-asanuma-brice/#more-93552

EDITORIAL: Divisions still haunt residents of Fukushima on 6th anniversary

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703110056.html

Decontamination work in Fukushima Pref. far from finished business

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170311/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Six years after outbreak of crisis, Fukushima nuclear workers continue to face slander, discrimination: survey

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/11/national/science-health/six-years-outbreak-crisis-fukushima-nuclear-workers-continue-face-slander-discrimination-survey/#.WMWPVKKmnIU

Singapore keeping in place Fukushima food import curbs, six years after disaster

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/singapore-keeping-in-place-fukushima-food-import-curbs-six-years-after-disaster

The illusion of normality at Fukushima

http://www.dw.com/en/the-illusion-of-normality-at-fukushima/a-37885120

Only 6% of Fukushima nuclear disaster compensation paid by TEPCO

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2017/03/463020.html

Struggling With Japan’s Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/world/asia/struggling-with-japans-nuclear-waste-six-years-after-disaster.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

Six Years Of Fukushima: Six Lessons

http://www.dianuke.org/six-years-fukushima-six-lessons/

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24,000 evacuees not counted by Fukushima govt.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170312_13/

Fukushima Radiation, What Prospects for Humanity

http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-radiation-what-prospects-for-humanity/5578929

A Fukushima Survivor’s Story – Setsuko Kida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5gn9ojAMo&feature=youtu.be

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Kyoko Kugawa-Albu, of Asuka Association with Herve Courtois (D’un Renard)

(https://www.facebook.com/asuka.asso)

State Repression Against Greenpeace Antinuclear French Activist Yannick Rousselet

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Ouch … the incredible Yannick Rousselet, the campaigner at Greenpeace against Nukes, Yannick Rousselet, whose ideas and actions of genius are no longer counted, is now a government target.

As everywhere, the state/establishment when under pressure resorts to authoritarianism and force. In France, Greenpeace anti-nuclear activist,Yannick Rousselet, has had his house raided in the early hours of the morning…with the police pulling up outside in their black vans and taking photos (including family photos), computers, USBs, files etc. on the basis that Yannick has been threatening state defence secrets.

It’s what happens when your campaigns are successful enough to threaten the state

By Yannick Rousselet:

A few days ago, I informed you that I had been the victim of an act of “malevolence”. In fact, it was practiced by a state service, DGSI (Directorate General of Internal Security, the former DST).

Indeed, last Tuesday morning, these “good people” parked their black sedans in front of my home, donned their “police” armbands and came to search my family home.

They took all our digital media: phones, computers, internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards. In this seizure, files related to our militant activities, but also all our photos and videos of families.

This is an investigation for “compromise of defense secrecy”, the initiative of which would come from the HFDS (Senior Defense and Security Official) and General Riac (National Nuclear Security Officer).

It is the Paris public prosecutor who is in charge of this investigation. They told me that I would be summoned for a police custody soon.”

Five French nuclear reactors with Japan-made parts ordered to undergo safety tests ahead of schedule

Some Japanese reactors also used steel from JCFC, according to statements from the companies:

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France’s Nuclear Safety Authority has ordered the country’s EDF utility to conduct checkups at five nuclear reactors ahead of their scheduled maintenance tests, citing potential weakness in critical parts manufactured by a Japanese company, French media reported Tuesday.

All five nuclear reactors are using parts made by Kitakyushu-based Japan Casting & Forging Corp. (JCFC), which is now under scrutiny by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority.

The NRA discussed the matter at its regular meeting on Wednesday as it has also found the company manufactured reactor pressure vessels in 13 Japanese nuclear reactors including the Sendai Nos. 1 and 2 reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The Sendai No. 1 reactor is undergoing a regular checkup while the No. 2 reactor is in operation.

In addition, the NRA said JCFC had been manufacturing important components at the No. 2 unit at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Mihama plant in Fukui Prefecture and No. 1 unit at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture, which have already been decommissioned.

The French nuclear watchdog ASN said earlier in June that parts manufactured by JCFC using a method called “forging,” in which metals are hammered and extended, contained a high carbon concentration that could lead to lower-than-expected mechanical strength.

In the documents submitted to the NRA meeting, JCFC admitted there is a possibility that the parts used in nuclear power plants in France contain carbon higher than the regulated limits, but parts used in Japan are manufactured after removing high-carbon concentration from steel.

According to the media reports, safety tests have already been carried out at seven of a total of 12 reactors in France that used parts manufactured by JCFC. Parts at four of the seven reactors are believed to contain a higher carbon concentration than permitted by standards.

Following these findings, ASN told EDF to test the remaining five reactors within three months.

France has 58 commercial nuclear reactors. At the No. 3 reactor at Flamanville nuclear plant, which is under construction, parts made in 2014 by Creusot Forge, a subsidiary of France’s Areva SA, were found to be lacking in strength. ASN later discovered that the parts manufactured by JCFC also had problems.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/19/national/five-french-nuclear-reactors-japan-made-parts-ordered-undergo-safety-tests/#.WAendSTKO-d

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/10/439407.html

Read also the related articles from September 3 & 5, 2016 :

https://dunrenard.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/steel-in-troubled-french-nuclear-reactor-used-in-13-japanese-reactors/

https://dunrenard.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/jcfc-steel-in-troubled-french-reactor-also-used-in-13-japanese-nuclear-power-plants/

 



 

Glory to Areva, benefactor of humanity!

Areva, you’d better venerate it or it’ll retaliate. When it comes to evoke the French nuclear corporation, you’d better choose your vocabulary in the praise glossary, if you do not want to be dragged into court.

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Areva has filed a libel suit against Jean-Jacques Mu, a former blogger on Club Mediapart, just for having relayed a critical article from the Anti-Nuclear Southeast Coordination.

Already in 1974, the anti-nuclear environmentalist newspaper La Gueule Ouverte, which did not mince words, warned its readers: “Corporations, fascism without borders. “

Heil Areva! Today’s freedom of reporting on the nuclear machinations and horrors is exerted only at the risk of citizens who believed to be in democracy.

 And since we need to know that no one is too small enough to dare challenge Areva, Areva is taking out a sledgehammer to crush a gadfly: Jean-Jacques Mu, retired, blogger, not belonging to any group or any party. Jean-Jacques Mu is now dragged into court by Areva for defamation. His offense ? To have relayed an article of CAN-84 (Anti-Nuclear Southeast Coordination) on his blog hosted by Mediapart.

On 27 July 2014, Areva spotted the article relayed by Jean-Jacques Mu on Mediapart. Areva’s lawyers found some terms that could be taken for libel into court: they contacted Mediapart which immediately removed the offending article. The matter could have stopped there. But a few days later (July 31, 2014) Areva finds that Jean-Jacques Mu released a new blog post, which though having removed the offending words, gave the link to the same article of the CAN-84 (Anti-Nuclear Southeast Coordination).

In August 2014 (the traditional summer month holiday in France), the lawyers of the Areva Corporation were not idle: they hired a bailiff who traced the IP code of the administrator of the CAN-84 (Anti-Nuclear Southeast Coordination) website as well as the one of the blogger Jean-jacques Mu.

CAN is a collective, there is no single author of the article: who cares, Areva filed a complaint against X and … against Jean-Jacques Mu, based on the Law on the Freedom of the Press of 29 July 1881, which states that if one can not condemn the author of the allegedly defamatory words, then the editor of the words, its media, its distributors, its peddlers, and therefore in the twenty-first century the bloggers-relayers will be the ones to be condemned.

Jean-Jacques Mu faces a condemnation for having posted on his blog an article from the Anti-Nuclear Southeast Coordination, which he considered important to inform the public of.

What was it about? It was about the municipal council of Avignon and the signing of a contract between the city and the Areva Foundation. Like all the corporations, benefactors of humanity, Areva has a foundation that funds, among other things some educational projects.

Better to stuff early into the heads of the “children of a parent–teacher association” the propaganda conditioning them to worship profit ogres who will exploit them their whole lives while destroying the planet: It is cheap and pays off. And as the Ministry of Education’s pockets are increasingly empty, money even radioactive has no odor.

The article of CAN84 roundly blamed some EELV elected officials (Green Ecology Party) to have not voted against the signing of this contract with the Areva Foundation: they did not vote at all, they just got out of the room at the appropriate time.

Areva was only a secondary point of the article relayed by Jean-Jacques MU, which was aiming at the municipal council of Avignon. Yet Areva attacks the CAN84 and the blogger Jean-Jacques Mu, for a handful of forms as it considers defamatory because they are critical.

To be mentioned as the “giant of nuclear death” is bad for the image of Areva, and never mind if from its dirty uranium mines to its power plants operations its nuclear is nothing clean nor favorable to the bright future that its advertisements are promising us.

Good people, never mention “the Areva crimes” nor the permanent ongoing risks that this flagship of French industry poses to entire populations. Forget Chernobyl, forget Fukushima, forget the thyroid cancers that strike massively contaminated populations of children during the nuclear disasters that destroyed their cities, do not use the words “contaminate and kill children”, they could be badly perceived by susceptible Areva which will not hesitate to stick you with a court case.

It is obvious that the relay, in extenso for only 24 hours of a CAN84 article on the blog of Jean-Jacques Mu, has not infringed the notoriously booming business of the nuclear corporation. Areva, which manages to get in economic jeopardy while stirring billions, is very intolerant of criticisms from ordinary citizens and shows a much greater exigency for words in an article relayed by a blog that for the safety of workers in its uranium mines in Niger.

Since it is the freedom of information and expression that Areva is threatening through this libel case to be held in a Paris court on August 30, 2016, it is our responsibility to support Jean-Jacques MU, by raising awareness about this case, by being present in court on the day of the trial, by participating in the kitty that will give him the means that he does not have to prepare his defense.

At a time when corporations want whistleblowers to be condemned and track down the ordinary people who dare to criticize them, we answer: no, we will not be silenced!

https://blogs.mediapart.fr/juliette-keating/blog/300616/gloire-areva-bienfaitrice-de-lhumanite