Showing posts with label Kyoto Hemp Forum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kyoto Hemp Forum. Show all posts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Healthy Environments Require Citizen Scientists

The recent email from the is a perfect example of how everybody can and is making a difference in creating a healthy environment by actively partaking in Citizen Science activities.

Citizen Science Protects the Environment and is Encouraged

A couple of interesting points were made and really jumped out and encouraged me to share this message to everyone who is being negatively affected by the environmental warnings that happen in Nature.  

Simple fact: if it negatively affects the natural environment- it also negatively affects you and your health.
- "Organizations rely on so-called best available science for management decisions....the best Scientific Information does not necessarily come from peer-reviewed scientific publications"

The full article that appeared in the 

Citizen Science is Sound Science Provided by You

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Using Trees to Clean Up Pollution Cristina Negri

Eye Opening Discussion on Phytoremediation- the stuff that was most appealing to me started at 31:00 and talks about phytoremediation of Heavy Metals and Nuclides: like the ones that are causing the cancer, respiratory issues, extra rare forms of cancer, lymphoma, etc for the Residents of St Louis Region.

  1. Presenter Instructs for Safety Keep It Out of the Food Chain [which is exactly the opposite that was done when Republic Services grew Soybeans on the landfill a few years ago and then took the soybeans to the local grain elevator]
  2. At 31:00 part of discussion about Phytoremediation and Radionuclides.
    1. 31:10 Radionuclides Stay where they are at, they don't degrade, you have to move them from one place to another.
    2. 31:30 yes it will get into the food chain, uses Chernobyl for an example.
    3. [talking about phytotechnologies and cleanup] She says: can’t get enough of it in one area to justify the expense. Bioaccumulation. Granted this is an older video from 2012 and many cleanup scenarios hopefully have changed and have acknowledged a few ways that Scientist have discovered to get the toxic radiation to bioaccumulate such as #Electrokinetics as used in the ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Environmental Startup
    4. She talks about Grass will phytoremediate the radionuclides because it was in the Milk from the grass the cows ate [Chernobyl] [Many plant species have the ability to phytoremediate the heavy metals and toxins- Industrial Hemp is a favorite and mentioned frequently at the Hemp Environmental Forum as well as the Kyoto Hemp Forum].
  3. 36:36 Q: What was working at Chernobyl? Listen to what she says about the people and the desperation “ No hope- because they were not in control of their lives” “Unsettling feeling”.
  4. 38:33 Q: Future of phytoremediation.
  5. 39:00 "Invest money" "Keep Working" "No Recovery Is Made Without Funding"
  6. 39:36 Ground Source Pollution removal works for plants
  7. 39:54 Q: is it too much for large scale Fukushima radiation poisoning?
  8. 40:12 A: All Depends...may well be the only choice for certain areas- phytoremediation once again solution for widespread with the [eco] system, you can't be digging everything up...
  9. 40:54 Audience Questions start
  10. 41:36 Wolves, Birds supposedly healthy? 1, 2, 3: I have read counter to that. The healthy animals that are seen in the Inclusion Zone are new animals that migrated in. Existing Animals have genetic defects per videos I've seen that didn't come from government sources, like the one with the Moose's neck growing out sideways of its body as well as the mutilated birds. [Radiation causes mutations and alters genes in plants and animals]
  11. 42:39 Q: what to do with trees once they are cut down after phytoremediation? "Hyperaccumulation of toxins in the plants varies by the growing season. They don't expect the radiation to be in the tree and will mulch it onsite. With Heavy Metals contamination has to be measured before figuring out what to do with it. KEY: when utilizing plants there is less volume at the end. vs scoop, haul, and store. Its preferred that if storage is needed the smaller the mess the better.
  12. 44:10 Q: Rapid Reuse of Sites with Heavy Metal Contamination- some sites cleaned up by various techniques: water, vapor...get the easy stuff. A: Metals tuff issue they need a solution for metals ...discussion just to leave them alone but need to measure the risk: leave alone or remove...discussion then goes on and states minimization of the toxins (depending on end use of land). With lead keep it away from kids... double stated Heavy Metals are very hard to remove... [ the guy who questioned her said someone then built a children's playground next to the site. Isn't that the airport site in #StLouis... the lady just shrugs? image map]
  13. 45:59 Presentation Leader adds stuff on the first question: What are end goals in re to Mountain. Q: Primary objective- clean land, Secondary objective- beautification or Reuse. A: Eventual Reuse of land, with main objective to reduce Health Hazard to the people who might be exposed nearby- is the number 1 issue- Mentions: numerous studies to determine what is acceptable dose.
  14. Phytoremediation for Fracking- been studied and discussed
  15. Goes on to discuss removing coal ash by phytoremediation, hydrocarbons definately, problem with ash is the ph combinations that might not be compatible with plants.
  16. In re to chicago river phytoremediation: how to use the specific plants in combination and how to design the system- have to get others involved...Wastewater Treatment uses a natural process using microbes.
  17. 49:24 Q: Who are the teams/groups of people working on land remediation at Chernobyl. A: She then goes on to mention the needed team members for a multidisciplinary group: Agronomist, Environmentalist, Hydrogeologist- all work together to determine where to plant the trees. Risk Assessment Personal (Safety for personal), Air Modelers to determine what goes into the air and if it is an issue, and Money Managers.
  18. 52:17 Mentions work done by a Naval person who developed plants that act as a canary in the coal mine. These plants turn white when exposed to nasty compound (type unknown). When planted around a site they would potentially warn everyone that the toxins are present.
  19. 53:03 Q: where to get educated. Google Phytoremediation and go to EPA "Citizen's Guide to Phytoremediation" EPA is a strong proponent of this technique
  20. 54:48 Q: Contaminants when translocated into the plant what happens? A: Some gets released, some is broken down in the plant-degraded, some, when transpired, is killed by UV light. Q2: Are some contaminants released into the atmosphere and we do not want that? A: majority of chemicals that make it to the air get broken down by sunlight...when it is exposed to air is very minute concentrations in parts per billion if not parts per trillion range- very very tiny amounts that will get destroyed, they don't accumulate up,
  21. 56:24 Q1: Of the phytoremediation techniques that work has there be done a survey where it can be used at? A1: look at EPA gis data on brownfields, tools like decision trees will help figure out what is the best remedy for the land, Q2: Roundup because it kills weeds...A2: using roundup for no till farming has drawbacks and advantages

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal turns toxins inert

ElectroHemp Phytoremediation Greenhouse Provides Year Round Phytoremediation

Update Sep 2, 2017 

Is this what happened to all the Milk they didn't use at Chernobyl? 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DualPost: Nuclear Cleanup Taxes-Lisa Gibbs on EPA

Lisa Gibbs give telling arguments on how big business experiments on the Public when the Government Agencies such as the EPA turn a blind eye.

The video where she talks about the St Louis Westlake Landfill and the health and safety concerns of the local residents. starts around 13.10 and goes on to talk about thinking out of the box by the Westlake Landfill Group who asked for the United Nations assistance in suing the EPA.

FYI the Manhattan Project nuclear waste was created for the Atomic Nuclear Bomb in St Louis during the Manhattan Project and dropped on Japan long ago, which President Obama just brought to the forefront of the news media on his last visit to Japan.

Spice Solar shares this tidbit of info:

New nuclear technology and safety procedures will hopefully prevent another disaster (although that’s what we thought after TMI). But what happens at a plant that isn’t crippled by a disaster? Surprisingly, even cleaning up existing nuclear plants is outrageously expensive. Ever wonder why every electric bill has a line item called “Nuclear Decommissioning?” It costs about $750 million to shut down existing plants in a process that can take 20 years or more. Around the world, nuclear plant operators have budgeted over $1 trillion dollars to clean up existing nuclear reactors (think about how many solar panels and batteries we can buy for $1 trillion dollars).

Once they are up and running, the economics of a nuclear plant are pretty good. But they are expensive to build, expensive to decommission, and outrageously expensive to clean up after a disaster. Compare that to a “solar spill” – which is basically a very sunny day. For these economic reasons, from a utility’s perspective the pendulum has swung completely way from nuclear power towards solar. Please join me on this week’s Energy Show as we delve into the long term costs of nuclear energy.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

#KyotoHempForum #LifelineToTheFuture

#KyotoHempForum: #LifelineToTheFuture is a virtual forum taking place concurrent to the Kyoto Hemp Forum in Japan on July 2, 2016, in order for people to participate live from around the globe.
Kyto Hemp Forum Image Lifeline to the Future
Keynote speeches and panel discussions will be livestreamed, with questions and solutions shared via social media integrated into the forum dialogue. Keynote topics include: Sustainability, Climate Emergencies, and the Advocacy required to lift the International Ban on Growing Industrial Hemp.

 For media inquiries, to present a white paper,or for customized sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail
Now, we can officially announce that she, Ms. Abe, the First Lady in Japan has confirmed to participate on stage as well as Kyoto city Mayor, Mr. Kadokawa @ ‪#‎KyotoHempForum‬ on 2nd July, 2016 @ International Kyoto Conference Center

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On July 2nd, the Kyoto Hemp Forum will be held in Kyoto, Japan. I am excited to be participating. The most notable speaker is the First Lady of Japan, Akie Abe, wife of Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. First Lady Abe has been a public advocate for the restoration of hemp in Japan for its environmental benefits. Hemp has always been an integral part of Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and part of the event will take place at a Shinto shrine in Kyoto. Other featured speakers include Anndrea Hermann, Paul Benhaim, Takashi Okanuma, the mayor of Kyoto and Shinto kannushi, who are responsible for the maintenance of a Shinto shrine (jinja) as well as for leading worship of a given kami. Organized by the Japan Hemp Association.
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Friday, March 25, 2016

BioRad Hazardous Waste Cleanup UPdate x2

ElectroHemp is proud to announce: The Teams BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP process and system has been referred up the chain to a new contact with the MO DNR!

I am silently wondering if this new contact will acknowledge that off-site nuclear radiation contamination has occurred in the past and continues to do so?

I posted previously: 3 out of 5 State and Federal Employee emails I receive: did "NOT" acknowledge off site radiation was happening or happenedin re to Westlake Landfill or Coldwater Creek.

Hopefully this is a step in the right direction with the Missouri Government.

The team has also been asked to participate in the #KyotoHempForum, learn more about their upcoming event at
It looks like the Team will have a busy spring, summer, and fall!  We are also looking forward to participating in the Farm Aid show in Chicago this fall!

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP addresses Off-Site Nuclear Waste Contamination
ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP addresses Off-Site Nuclear Waste

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram-Nuclear Waste Inert while Generating Electricity
ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram-Nuclear Waste Inert while Generating Electricity

Recap of the ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram:

  1. Plants are Grown in Greenhouse or Hoophouse for year round Phytoremediation.  
  2. Electric-horticulture directs the nuclear radiation to the greenhouse which speeds up the removal of the soil toxins.
  3. Plants are disposed of in-situ with the BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal system that turns the Toxic Nuclear Waste inert and Generates Electricity.