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Helen Caldicott: at this point there is no “best case scenario” for Fukushima…..

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

Author and Pediatrician Helen Caldicott takes time out of her busy schedule to join me to discuss the unfolding events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. Fukushima was devastated by a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011 which led directly to a massive failure causing hydrogen explosions which blew the roof off of at least two of the reactor buildings. Tepco and the Japanese government have understated the radiation dangers and the dire reality of the situation from day one. 

Helen says, at this point there is no “best case scenario” for Fukushima, just worsening degrees of horror because it’s scientifically impossible to clean up what has already occurred. And with thousands of spent fuel rods and thousands more active rods still in the fuel pools of the damaged reactor buildings, the worst case scenario – if another major earthquake hits the area – is an ecological nightmare of biblical proportions for everyone living in the Northern hemisphere.

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http://www.helencaldicott.com/

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“This is the way the world ends. 
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
— TS Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’

 

March 11th 2014: Hundreds of Japanese protest against the lack of prosecution after Fukushima

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Hundreds of people marched Saturday in Tokyo against the decision of the court to drop charges against those responsible for the Fukushima disaster, three years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Officially no deaths have been recorded as a direct result of radioactive emissions from the plant row a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 in the northeast of Japan.

Yet residents of Fukushima committed suicide because of fears of radiation, and others died during evacuations which saw about 160,000 people leave, voluntarily or not, the vast disaster area.

According to official statistics released last week, 1,656 people died in the prefecture of stress or other related diseases nuclear disaster.

The earthquake and tidal wave killed more than 18,000 deaths and the nuclear disaster.

“There have been many victims, but there is no prosecution,” said Ruiko Muto, 61, organizer of the event on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people are still unable to return home and scientists believe that certain areas should be permanently discontinued.

Some 15,000 people whose farms and homes were affected by radiation had launched a lawsuit in 2012 against the Japanese government and the leaders of the Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), operator of the plant.

But in September, the judges decided not to pronounce any charges for negligence, saying that nobody could have predicted an earthquake and a tsunami of such violence and indicating that there was no failure in the response immediately after the disaster .

In addition, some 1,800 people marched Saturday in the port city of Yaizu, about 170 miles southwest of Tokyo, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear test hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll.

The 1954 test was caused radiation to the people of the Marshall Islands and caused the death of a dozen Japanese fishermen who were then near the atoll.

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Never before seen levels of radiation reported near Pacific

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Operator of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 13, that the latest samples of water tested inside the complex contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility.

TEPCO, while admitting there may be a new leak at the site of a well located just 50 meters from the adjacent Pacific Ocean, confirmed that the levels of cesium found in its groundwater samples were as high as 54,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 137 and 22,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 134.

The levels of cesium are 600 times higher than the government regulation for contaminated wastewater allowed to be released into the ocean, with the samples testing 30 000 times higher for cesium 137, compared to samples taken just a week earlier. (Xinhua) A spokesperson for TEPCO said that radioactive water is probably leaking from underground trenches that link the stricken reactor buildings to the sea.

Although TEPCO received a fresh injection of capital from the Japanese government (4 trillion yen / 38.3 billion U.S. dollars) they are still considering dumping toxic water into the Pacific Ocean as it fails to contain it in makeshift storage tanks.

According to AFP, the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, urged Japan to consider “controlled discharges” into the sea of contaminated water used to cool the crippled reactors at Fukushima.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/02/14/never-before-seen-levels-of-radiation-reported-near-pacific/

Retired Military Scientist Exposes Fukushima Cover-Up, Authorities continue to downplay threat

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Eventually Fukushima will become a planetary problem, not just a Pacific problem …

Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Dangerous Nuclear Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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“Are you hungry? ” Recruiters ask homeless lying in the corridors of Japanese stations. Their purpose? Raise an army of “liquidators” Cheap and not fussy, ready to go clear of radioactive waste in the contaminated area of ​​Fukushima.

According to a review study published by the Reuters news agency, the workforce where mentally handicapped are sometimes working for $ 6 an hour (€ 4.40), a rate slightly below the legal minimum Japan. This money, the homeless do not see color: their pay is largely punctured at source by the employer to cover the cost of food and accommodation in dilapidated dormitories. According to testimonies collected by Reuters, these workers have no device to measure their exposure to radiation. A human being with no protection is said to die in 20 minutes, that’s how bad the situation is!

“We are sure that these people are under-protected and under-informed about the dangers they face, when they have health problems in a few years it will be very difficult to establish responsibilities, “reacts Jacky Bonnemains, spokesman for the environmental group Robin roofs and connoisseur of the Japanese system.

“The country has a tradition of using a mobile workforce for everything related to the periphery of the nuclear industry, he adds. But this is the first time we hear about such a drift. One has the impression of a overwhelmed state.

Not only are they are exposed to contamination and irridiation but they do it for peanuts and are poor people with no means to defend themselves. Shame on Tepco and on the Japanese government for using homeless for their dirty business.

Fukushima! US Gov’t Orders 14 Million Doses Of Potassium Iodide to be Delivered by End of January

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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On December 6th the US Department of Health and Human Services put a solicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website for 14 million 65 mg doses of Potassium Iodide, the standard treatment protocol for someone exposed to high levels of radiation. As a stipulation of this solicitation, which gets bid on by registered contractors, the HHS requires the 14 million doses to be delivered by the end of January. In other words, the HHS needs enough doses of Potassium Iodide to treat 14 million Americans by the end of January!

The primary use for Potassium Iodide is used for treating, as well as minimizing damaging effects from, radiation poisoning. The area of the human body that are most-sensitive to radiation exposure are the thyroid gland. It absorbs the radiation like a wet sponge.

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Solicitation Number: 14-284-SOL-0015A

Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis:
Added: Dec 06, 2013 3:35 pm (i)

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information in this notice.

This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

(ii) The solicitation number is 14-284-SOL-0015A. This solicitation is issued as an Request for Quote (RFQ).

(iii) The corresponding NAICS code is 325412 and the small business standard size is 750 employees.

(iv) The contract line item number, item, quantity and unit of measure is:

Line No. 001; potassium iodide tablet, 65mg, unit dose package of 20s; 700,000 packages (of 20s)

(v) Delivery is required on or before February 1, 2014.
Delivery will be made to:
DHHS, SSC
Bldg #5 Receiving Dock
Perry Point,MD 21902

Nuclear Engineer: Japan’s PM “Lying to the Japanese People” About Safety of Fukushima

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Arnie Gundersen: Japan’s PM claims Fukushima is safe but the nuclear disaster is underfunded and lacks transparency, causing the public to remain in the dark

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe claims Fukushima is “safe” but he is lying. Japanese scientists with studies on mutated animals and medical doctors treating cancer patients (especially thyroid cancers) are being gagged and forced to lie to their patients and to toe the government’s line.

TEPCO’s and the Japanese government’s liability, were they to admit to the truth – and the amount of affected industries, within the many countries all around the Pacific Basin that could instantly collapse, with the revelation of the truth – not to mention, the entire industry of nuclear power – is totally unfathomable.

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