Friday, September 30, 2011

Reducing Radiation With Effective Microorganisms®

In the years since 1982, when EM Technology® was introduced to the world, a few occasions have come that lend to unusual applications of this technology.  These include the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia, the earthquake in Kobe, Hurricane Katrina, and the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in 1986.  The last one may raise some questions as to how or what a microbial product could do.  However, those of you who have been following EM Technology® for a long time and have read Dr. Higa's books know that EM Technology® has been used in nuclear accidents in the past.

We received lots of emails and phone calls about what can be done and how to do something, most were concerned patrons wondering if people in Japan were OK and wanting to know how EM Technology was being used over there.  We are starting to get some information now, most of it coming through people on Facebook as some of us have family over there.  Here is the latest information we have.

Earlier this year (2011), a large earthquake hit Northern Japan. The earthquake caused a tsunami as well as a nuclear power plant to melt down in the prefacture of Fukushima. The cesium from the reactor spread out on about a 100 mile radius, with toxic levels within a closer range (maybe 20 miles). Cesium showed up in many farm products including fruits and vegetables and milk, causing the government to ban the distribution of these items. A group studying organic farms produced this video:

Japan is the home of Effective Microorganisms®.  EM•1® was studied after the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident of 1986 by Institute of Radiobiology of National Academic Sciences of Belarus. EM•1® Microbial Inoculant was used in phytoremediation projects and demonstrated an increase of radioactive absorption in plants grown in treated areas. However, the EM•1® demonstrated an increase in chlorophyll, proteins and enzymes that protected the plant from the radioactive substances and thus kept these substances from injuring the plants.  The suggested conclusion was that the microbes were able to accelerate the half-life of the radioactive substances in the area.

We all are anxious to see the land recovered and keep watch as more and more videos cover the various projects over there.  In our country we can help protect ourselves by applying lots of EM•1® and EM® Bokashi on all of our yards and farms.  We will keep you posted as we learn more.

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