If you haven’t been keeping up with developments in Japan, you should know that efforts to contain the effects of damage to the Fukushima nuclear facility have been slow and inadequate. Conditions are worsening at Fukushima, and the Japanese government and Tepco are exerting more effort to manage public opinion than to alleviate the problems.
This is already an international issue, with increased amounts of radioactivity detected on America’s west coast, and an increase in thryroid cancers. Continued spillage of radioactive water into the ocean as well as continued worldwide circulation of radioactive particles in air currents, will have long-term consequences that we can’t even measure at this time.Many scientists have stated that it is likely to be more serious than the Chernobyl disaster.
This is an international issue that should be overseen by the United Nations. Please sign the petition to bring this to the UN.
For a quick rundown on what is happening at Fukushima: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/01/demand-for-global-takeover-at-fukushima/
“As former Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata has put it: full-scale releases from Fukushima ‘would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.’ ”