by Christina MacPherson
Title: Takashi HIROSE
Source: Yonaoshi 3.11
Date: Mar. 8, 2013
0:00 People were under shock after the accident,
0:05 then gradually, everyone began to be scared.
0:11 But in the end it was a good thing, a valuable scare.
0:17 They understood it was no longer possible to have trust.
0:22 Unfortunately, man is every day surrounded by thousands of pieces of information.
0:29 And that makes him forget even the most terrible events.
0:35 This is the situation we are facing today.
0:41 As we speak, radioactive material is seeping through Fukushima's ground.
0:49 It makes its way underground, reach the ocean, to finally end up in the sky.
0:55 This kind of fact does not make the news.
0:59 So everyone forgets about it.
1:01 If that was talked about every day in the news,
1:03 the Japanese population couldn't ignore it.
1:07 Instead, all sorts of other things are being shown.
1:12 In my opinion mass media bear most of the responsibility for it.
1:15 They created this situation.
1:20 Nothing has changed since the incident.
1:24 Incidents happen because mass media never take the problem seriously.
1:28 Even though there were a few reports right after the incident,
1:33 they now mention it sparingly.
1:38 The problem with contamination is that we can only measure it,
1:49 within items surrounding us, in the soil, the ground.
1:52 A lot of people today own a Geiger counter,
1:58 But it can only report airborne particles,
2:03 it only measures Gamma rays.
2:07 In fact, when researching the radioactive content out from the reactors,
2:13 and its dispersion, we do not find everything.
2:19 It was about 5000 degrees celsius inside the reactors.
2:25 This was a temperature of colossal magnitude.
2:30 The uranium and plutonium took on a gas form to escape.
2:35 I can find all that based on my calculations but none of this can be detected using a Geiger counter,
2:43 and the same goes for alpha and beta rays.
2:46 No one even measures the strontium level.
2:50 The strontium is the scariest of all.
2:53 It penetrates and stays resident in bones, causing leukemia.
2:59 This is particularly dangerous for the growth phase of children exposed today.
3:07 For children living near contaminated areas like Fukushima,
3:13 We have to immediately set up a plan for their evacuation.
3:20 But when one does not have money, one cannot escape.
3:24 Even if the Fukushima population wanted to leave,
3:29 They could not afford it.
3:34 Now we must act to demand that TEPCO, the company that caused this accident,
3:43 be required to give compensation money,
3:48 so those who want to leave can do it.
4:01 The country must first organize the evacuation of children from Fukushima in groups.
4:11 Instead of leaving them alone to decide where to go.
4:14 Children demand to remain close to their schoolmates.
4:20 We must do this in groups.
4:26 This is achievable.
4:31 Before Japan lost the war, we organized group evacuations
4:36 We managed the escape of children from dangerous areas, by bringing them in the mountains.
4:44 This is something that must be done now.
4:47 But the country does not do anything about it.
4:50 For that I am calling this country a criminal nation.
4:55 If we do not act, terrible things are looming for those children.
4:59 I am worried.