Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer, illness from contaminated food — ‘Low-level’ radiation being reported in fish — “We cannot sit by and watch and wait” — National gov’t appears to not be taking it seriously

Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer, illness from contaminated food — ‘Low-level’ radiation being reported in fish — “We cannot sit by and watch and wait” — National gov’t appears to not be taking it seriously (ENENews, Jan 20, 2014):

The Haida Nation’s 2013 House of Assembly, Dec. 2013: With ongoing and increased concerns about the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, and considering our reliance on seafood here on Haida Gwaii, the Council of the Haida Nation will look at ways to work with the provincial and federal governments to request that the Japanese government provide open and honest updates on the nuclear waste leaching into the Pacific Ocean.

Tahltan Central Council, Jan. 14, 2014: Because of growing concerns throughout the Tahltan Nation regarding negative impacts the Fukushima nuclear disaster has on our fisheries (specifically salmon), TCC President Annita McPhee emails National Chief Atleo seeking action to ensure that the full measure of potential impacts is being systematically and properly studied, and everything is done within the power of our Nations, as well as Canada, to ensure that our salmon are saved.

Message to National Chief Atleo from Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee: I am writing to inform you of growing concerns the Tahltan Nation has regarding potential impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on our fisheries and salmon in particular. We are concerned about consuming fish that may have been impacted by radiation and getting cancer or other illnesses as a result. […] The Fukushima disaster is unlike others that humanity has experienced before. […] We do know, however, that low-level radiation has been reported in fishery stocks. As well, sockeye salmon stocks had a devastating year. We cannot sit by and watch and wait to see what the full impacts of the Fukushima disaster will be on our salmon and our way of life. Co-ordinated action needs to be taken to ensure that the full measure of potential impacts is being systematically and properly studied, and everything is done within the power of our Nations, as well as Canada, to ensure that our salmon are saved. To date, we have not seen or heard of Canada taking this issue seriously and working in a real way to address it. We would ask that you, in your capacity as National Chief, raise this critical issue at the highest levels of the Federal Government, and demand action. […]

Read the message in full here

2 thoughts on “Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer, illness from contaminated food — ‘Low-level’ radiation being reported in fish — “We cannot sit by and watch and wait” — National gov’t appears to not be taking it seriously

  1. One can monitor, count, measure……..the problem remains. There is no technology in existence that will neutralize or stop the trillions of liters of radioactive water and gasses escaping from Fukushima every hour.

    How is measuring taking charge? At this point, people are beginning to realize how desperate the situation is……not just for the rotten Japanese corporation, TEPCO, but for all who live in Hawaii, the west coast of North America, and eventually the entire world.
    One woman scientist moved her family to Australia from Boston to get out of the radiation path…..it won’t work, radioactive particles are all over the earth, and it is getting hotter and worse all the time.
    Here in CA, we have had no rain in over a year. It is year three of a growing, horrible drought. It is also year three of the Fukushima fallout. I am no scientist, but I am convinced there is a connection. The longer the fallout continues, the hotter it gets…..a half life of thousands of years. This planet will soon be unlivable.
    The greedy guts who are out buying up real estate and treasures from the bankrupt citizens and cities all over the US are not going to have much time to enjoy them.
    I have said this before: As a historian, I have often wondered what happened to great civilizations that seemingly vanished overnight. I never dreamed we would be another one to share the same fate………
    It is a good thing we cannot see the future. If we could, we would go mad.

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