TV: Fukushima “is the most important issue going on in the world, everyone should stop what they’re doing and work together” — Newspaper Editor: Gov’t afraid to look into Fukushima as it could lead to destruction of fishing industry on West Coast (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
By Paul Martin
January 13th, 2014

Daily Nexus (UC Santa Barbara), Opinion Editor Emile Nelson, Jan. 9, 2014: Start Thinking Fukushima […] it is impossible to avoid seeing and feeling the effects of this tragedy, even here in sunny Santa Barbara. […] Recently, there has been a great deal of concern surrounding the potential consequences of this kind of radiation: Is our seafood still safe to eat? Is the Pacific Ocean still swimmable? How far could the radiation reach if it is actually a part of the Pacific’s ecosystem? […] Fearing that exploring these questions further could lead to the destruction of the fishing industry of the Pacific Ocean, it is a difficult topic for any official government agency to address and, thus, the uncertainty remains. […] Santa Barbara needs to start paying attention to how the aftermath of the crisis at Fukushima is being handled because it will absolutely affect our future, one way or another. If we want to keep our community safe from the effects of this tragedy, we need to remind the world that we are watching and paying attention and that we will not simply stand by as our world deteriorates. Think something, write something, say something or do something, just don’t ignore the fact that one day, safely surfing or even walking the beach at UCSB may be nothing but a bittersweet memory.

Breaking the Set, RT, Jan. 9, 2014 (at 24:00 in):

Abby Martin, host: This is the most important issue going on in the world. Everyone should stop what they’re doing and work together. What can the average person do? Because I’m feeling really helpless […] I’m from California, my family’s there — what can we do to combat this, any advice?

Mimi German, I think that we have to look at mitigation. We can’t get rid of the fallout, we can’t get rid of what’s happening at Fukushima. No one can, that’s the problem with Fukushima. It’s going to be a perpetual disaster to us everywehere on the planet for thousands of years to come. What we can do is if we got monitors for instance, we can do our own testing in our own area.

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