21st January 2016
Happy New Year! No, I'm not talking about 2016, I'm talking about Year 5. Fukushima, Year 5. It's almost 5 years since the initial meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor, and although the disaster continues today it is not being treated by authorities with the kind of decisive urgency such an ecology-threatening situation demands.
It's time for a change of course...
There are some events in history that change the timeline forever, marking the rest of the story for thousands of years. These events supersede all others before, and after, for some time. The Fukushima Daiichi experiment is spewing radioactive waste with a million-year ecological effect into the Pacific Ocean, nuclear disaster fractures the present and causes dire effects for the future -- as far as humanity is concerned, forever. Fukushima is ground zero and time zero.
What we know about that day is horrific enough. What we know about the toxic materials leaking every day into the Pacific is enough to demand worldwide action. Every day, more information is revealed about what happened and continues to happen, with the atmospheric and water-borne release of plutonium fuel in reactors and spent-fuel pools. Despite a media and political blackout on the topic, we are learning how much worse the situation is becoming. And yet, our political leaders have made no genuine progress in containing the disaster and have no intention of changing course.
We have to stop nuclear experimentation or it will stop us. The genetic damage caused by exposure to radioactive particulate is irreversible, and the nuclear industry has proven itself unable to contain the uncontainable fire of nuclear experimentation. Because of the threat posed to world peace, our biological stability and the very ecosystem of Earth, it is of paramount importance we to come together for a global protest against nuclear experimentation.
If nuclear energy has taught us one thing, it is that a single spark can start a fire that has generational effects. It's time we light a new fire, and create the kind of future we'd be proud for our grandchildren to inherit. So let's gather in numbers and show them we're serious.
Protests are done to inform people and instigate change, and must have a clear, single issue of importance. Hence,
"We demand that nuclear government and corporations of the world take legitimate and urgent action to end the ongoing disaster at Fukushima."
Arguably the Fukushima event is the biggest environmental disaster (and subsequent cover-up) in human history, by nuclear institutions with a record of lies and official cover-ups unlike any other. Little genuine effort has been made to contain the disaster, radiation-monitoring mechanisms were disabled by authorities following the initial meltdown, laws were implemented to quell reporting of the disaster, and government-prescribed "safe" radiation limits were lifted, apparently to accommodate the new "normal" radiation levels. Meanwhile, oceanic and atmospheric radiation-pollution levels are still rising -- with untold environmental effects -- and are currently expected to continue increasing at least until 2018.
So, wherever you are, wherever you may be, let's all come together to protest and raise awareness of Fukushima, and the environmental and political damage this failed nuclear experiment (and the nuclear complex at large) has caused. Let's come together and pause in peaceful protest, with a clear statement and a clear intent: to start a dynamic shift that empowers the people to take control of this mismanaged catastrophe.
Since the Fukushima disaster began, I've learned that people typically want to do something positive and put an end to nuclear experimentation -- once they truly understand it. So information is key. Regardless of what nuclear advocates may say, there are many undeniable facts of nuclear radiation:
Nuclear experimentation is biologically incompatible with life on Earth, starting uncontainable fires that burn for a million years.
The nuclear industry has no viable means of managing its waste, other than to bury it underground in facilities predicted to hold radioactive waste material for around 10,000 years, handing this million-year problem on to future generations to deal with.
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