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Occupy Ukiah TV - Episode 25
Jeremy Rifkin, Dr. Helen Caldicott

The Truth about Fukushima:
Engineer Yastel Yamada's Presentation at a recent Occupy Ukiah Event:

Mr. Yastel Yamada, a retired engineer and founder of the Fukushima Skilled Veterans Corps, spoke in Ukiah on July 30, 2012 about attempts to repair damaged systems at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The event was at the Ukiah Unified Methodist Church social hall and a question period and workshops followed the presentations.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. In addition to the uranium fuel rods that were in use at the time of the disaster, the plant also stores hundreds of used fuel rods in water-filled cooling chambers that are beginning to fail. Mr. Yamada, 72, is eager for the chance to help.

After seeing hundreds of younger men on television struggle to control the damage at the Daiichi plant, Mr. Yamada struck on an idea: Recruit other older engineers and other specialists to help tame the rogue reactors. Not only do they have the skills needed, but because of their advanced age, they are at less risk of getting cancer and other diseases that develop slowly as a result of exposure to high levels of radiation. Their volunteering would spare younger Japanese from dangers that could leave them childless, or worse. "We have to contain this accident, and for that, someone should do the work," said Mr. Yamada, a retired plant engineer who had worked for Sumitomo Metal Industries. "It would benefit society if the older generation took the job because we will get less damage from working there."

The Japanese government has so far refused the offer of help from the Skilled Veterans Corps. Mr. Yamada's United States tour was sponsored by Fukushima Response, a group of concerned individuals working together to demand an international response to the dangers currently posed by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His appearance in Ukiah was co-sponsored by the Methodist Church, the Mendocino Environmental Center, and Occupy Ukiah. The event will be broadcast live on KMEC radio, 105.1 FM. It was videotaped and shown locally on Mendocino Access cable television.

Additional information is available at: http://fukushimaresponse.com

The Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima: http://svcf.jp/english

Recent photos of Unit 4:

Dr. Wolman's article ""Nuclear Terror and Psychic Numbing": http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/12/08/nuclear-terror-and-psychic-numbing

Media Contact for U.S. tour:
Gabriella Randazzo - 707-888-0923


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Occupy Ukiah's Mendocino County Herbicide Use Public Forum - complete event - March 10, 2013 - 2:10:14 play time

Panelists, L to R: Public Advocate Peter Good, Mendocino County Ag Agent Chuck Morse, Organic Farmer Derek Dahlen, Mendocino Organics' founder Adam Gaska, and Sarah Billig and John Manly representing Mendocino Redwood Company, the largest user of herbicides in Mendocino County.

Occupy Ukiah TV - 01-16-13
Episode 24
co-hosted with Jamie Connerton of
Mendocino County Veterans for Peace
discussing the disastrous health effects of
using depleted Uranium weapons

Fukushima Update - Radioactive
Waste stored in the schoolyard...
in plastic bags

More Truth about Walmart - taxpayer subsidies for world's biggest, most profitable
privately held corporation?!?

Whuzzup with THAT!?


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