EM Events on Ocean Day9 Jun 2013
Last time I discussed the significance of events in which EM Mudballs and Activated EM-1 would be thrown into bodies of water to commemorate Ocean Day on July 15th. There are more and more cases of EM not only cleaning the seas and restoring the ecosystem, but increasing bio-diversity and creating a more abundant ocean.
It is a well-known fact that after a tsunami the oceans become cleaner and more abundant, but after the March 11, 2011 tsunami this effect was dramatically raised in areas where large quantities of EM were used. The revival of the ocean around Kesennuma and Shichigahama, towns greatly damaged by the tsunami, has been remarkable.
In order for the ocean to be clean and abundant, the most vital prerequisite is an efficient functioning of the base of the food chain for organisms. The accepted water quality purification technology up till now has been a system whereby all organic material is removed from the polluted water, the water is then disinfected, and discharged.
As a result, the water is clean but the number of living organisms in it is markedly reduced, and complaints come that people can no longer catch fish or shellfish. This is often the case not only in urban areas along the Setouchi Sea, but also in districts where there are advanced sewage treatment facilities. Areas that have been using EM to clean up the ocean from around 1998 have seen the nearby ocean become much cleaner and abundant. The Mikawa Bay area (in Aichi Prefecture) is an excellent example of this, as the nearby ocean has become much cleaner, with a teeming array of sea life.
Starting in 2000-2001 large amounts of EM have been used in the Ariake Sea to deal with the fading coloration of seaweed, with great success. Since then the amount of marine products has never gone down, setting new records each year. The sea has evolved into a cleaner, more abundant body of water.
The Horikawa River in Nagoya, which I discussed in the last issue, has become dramatically cleaner in three years time with the use of EM, and an abundant ecosystem has been restored. The perfect example is found below, a description of the success achieved in introducing EM into the water in the Nihonbashi River.
The above were my general comments on the 2012 research report Assessment of the Nihonbashi River Environment, released this January, on the improvement in water quality in the Nihonbashi River.
In this connection, below is a list of the amount of Activated EM-1 and numbers of EM Mudballs used in the Nihonbashi River, Kanda River, and Outer Moat (Sotobori) during the period December, 2006-December, 2012.
|Number of Mudballs thrown in by the Meikyo Preservation Society||103,500|
|Number of Mudballs thrown in by the Meikyo Preservation Society clean water in he Nihonbashi River and Kanda River||257,890|
|Total number of donated EM Mudballs||361,390|
|Nihonbashi River (from July, 2205)||155,500|
|Kanda River (from April, 2008)||50,890|
|Sotobori (Outer Moat; from July, 2007)||155,000|
|Total number of EM Mudballs thrown in||361,390|
|Meikyo Preservation Society and the volunteer group recovering clean water in he Nihonbashi River and Kanda River (made in the Horidomebashi plant)||3,060 t|
|Osaka Fisheries Coop (brought to Nihonbashi)||10 t|
|NPO Midori no Kai (NPO Green Group in Toride City, Ibaragi) brought to Outer Moat||26 t|
|Total amount of donated Activated EM-1||3,096 t|
|Nihonbashi River (from November, 2006)||2,564 t|
|Sotobori (Outer Moat) (from July, 2007)||532 t|
|Total amount||3,096 t|
The following memo is by Mr. Yutaka Hoshino, head of the investigative research team at the NPO U-Net (United Networks for Earth Environment).
Regarding this startling transformation in Tokyo Bay, newspapers and citizens groups concerned with cleaning the water not only in Tokyo but elsewhere proudly claimed, baselessly, that it was their efforts that had cleaned up the water, a greatly mistaken notion.
The reason why is, as I have already stated, that water purification technology up till now may clean the water, but it is structurally defective because it produces a poor environment in which living creatures cannot multiple. It is also necessary to understand that this sort of technology cannot fundamentally deal with heavy metals and chemical substances.
I have explained in many venues why use of EM will make the seas clean and abundant, but here let me review.
1. EM breaks up dioxin and all sorts of chemical substances and heavy metals and detoxifies them. It has already been ascertained as a fact that EM also eliminates radioactive cesium and strontium.
2. EM changes methane, hydrogen sulfide, and other harmful reduced substances to food, creating amino acids and sugars, food for zooplankton and phytoplankton.
3. EM ferments and breaks down all organic matter, makes amino acids and sugars, makes trace elements soluble, providing all kinds of food for zooplankton and phytoplankton, which constitute the base of the food chain. Because of this, it will dramatically clean up rivers and seas with much sludge and organic matter, allowing great number of fish and shellfish to flourish. We must all remember the basic fact that without abundant quantities of food it is impossible for sea life to greatly multiply.
Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that this welcome transformation that has occurred in Tokyo Harbor and Tokyo Bay is the result of the use of EM. This is quite apparent if you compare the situation ten years ago, before EM was first used, and the transformation that had taken place since.
Finally, EM is the most widely used microbial material in the fishing industry throughout the world, and I would add that in China over 1,000 academic papers have been published on the application of EM in marine products. These can be found online, and I encourage readers to look for them.