GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

August 24, 2013

Letter: Addressing a global radiation crisis


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — To the editor:

The following is a letter/email I have sent to President Obama, John Kerry, Assistant Secretary Jones of Environmental Affairs, and to our state lawmakers.

For some reason, even as Japan throws up their hands saying that after “saving face” for two years trying to contain Fukushima Daiichi, there is still no action taken to stop the radiation being poured at alarming rates into our oceans — no talk about it.

We, in Gloucester, are directly affected by this. Oceans move, and our Atlantic Ocean will soon suffer. I implore you to do the research and come to your own conclusions and hope that we can come to some unified effort to get this under control before it is too late.

Dear President Obama,

I am writing to you to ask that you help the Japanese government find a solution to stop the radiation pouring into the ocean at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

It has been over two years and the ramifications of the contamination are global. I ask that you consider a multinational effort to come to a solution as this will affect many generations in every part of the planet. Americans are being directly affected and so the United States must step in.

The time for blame is over. This is a global crisis and Japan cannot handle the situation.

I do not want to hear about scientific “studies” that trivialize the magnitude of this disaster. All it takes is common sense to know that the amount of radiation pouring into the ocean per day is not sustainable for life on this planet for very long if this continues.

I live in Gloucester, Mass., and treasure the ocean. It breaks my heart to think that, if this continues we will not be able to swim in the ocean, or be able to eat seafood, that the condensation and rainfall will sicken the entire planet. Human beings will get sick. There will be nowhere to go.

There is absolutely nothing more important than stopping the flow of radiation. There is nothing more pressing than this if we are to save the wild life, food supply, ocean and health of every human being on the planet. It really is that big.

Please consider action in stopping the flow of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi as soon as possible.

ELIZABETH CORNARO

Hartz Street, Gloucester