BBC Wrong on Fukushima, Again


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Published in: on May 13, 2016 at 19:29  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima PM Naoto Kan: ‘if you love your country, let nuclear go!’

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Nuclear power is a uniquely hazardous technology that can destroy entire nations, Japan’s prime minister at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has warned British MPs. The lessons of from such catastrophes must be heeded in other countries that believe that nuclear fission can be harnessed safely, writes Linda Pentz Gunter – or they, and the world, will reap the whirlwind.

In the normal scheme of things, leaders of nations don’t set out to deliberately wreck their countries, although arguably some have made political choices that have done precisely that.

It’s therefore no coincidence that the leaders at the time of the two countries that have experienced the world’s most catastrophic nuclear disasters, are fervent campaigners against any further use of nuclear energy.

Former Soviet Premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the then USSR during the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in Ukraine; and Naoto Kan who was prime minister of Japan when the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster began, both now travel the speakers’ circuit extolling the need to abolish nuclear power.

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All bluefin tuna caught off West Coast are radioactive

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Studies suggest that all bluefin tuna caught off the U.S. West Coast are likely carrying radioactive isotopes from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

That’s just one more reason to avoid eating Pacific bluefin tuna, which are considered critically endangered. Over-fishing has reduced their population to only 3.6 percent of its historic levels. It is unknown what further effects radiation poisoning might have on this threatened fish.

In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Explosions launched enormous amounts of radioactive material into the air, most of which settled into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, radioactive material has continued to leak into the ocean from the plant.

Much of the radioactive material released is still circulating in the form of radioactive cesium. Cesium-134 has a half-life of two years, and essentially all of it in the Pacific Ocean comes from the Fukushima disaster. Cesium-137 has a half-life of 30 years. Much of the Cesium-137 in the Pacific dates to nuclear tests as far back as the 1950s.
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Published in: on January 1, 2016 at 08:05  Leave a Comment  
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Massive Fukushima radiation cover-up as government-funded scientists now claim radiation won’t hurt you

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The alarming findings that levels of Fukushima radiation off the North American coast are higher now than they have ever been, is being spun by the press as an issue of no concern.

In March 2011, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami. The exploding reactors sprayed massive amounts of radioactive material into the air, most of which settled into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, more radioactive material has continued to pour from the coastal plant into the ocean.

In a study presented at the conference of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Dec. 14, researchers found that radiation levels from Alaska to California have increased since samples were last taken. The highest levels yet of radiation from the disaster were found in a sample taken 2,500 kilometers (approx. 1,550 miles) west of San Francisco.

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Published in: on December 22, 2015 at 19:32  Leave a Comment  
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World Trade Organization to force Taiwanese citizens to eat radioactive food from Fukushima

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Japan could turn to the globalist World Trade Organization to force Taiwan to import seafood and other products that might be tainted with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.

In recent days, the government of Taiwan began imposing stricter rules on inspecting food products imported from Japan that might have originated from areas exposed to radioactive fallout from the crippled plant. That prompted the Japanese government to warn that it could call on the WTO for a trade ruling unless Taiwan eases up on its restrictions.

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Absolutely unbelievable this is the sort of thing we can expect from the TTIP and TPP trade deals that are currently underway. We need to oppose at every chance we get.

Published in: on May 27, 2015 at 17:55  Leave a Comment  
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US West Coast sardine crash: down 91%

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Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week.

On Wednesday federal regulators announced the early closure of sardine fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington. According to the most recent data, the sardine populations has been wiped out with populations seeing a decline of 91% in just the last eight years.

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This is almost certainly the worst disaster to the human race. If the Pacific Ocean is dying, which many reports are confirming then our future looks very bleak. The world ocean currents will eventually take the radiation to other oceans. The Fukushima meltdowns are continuing to pump out lethal radiation for many years to come and now TEPCO admit they have no idea what to do about it. The Japanese nuclear power plants are still all shut down and this needs to continue. The whole world’s nuclear power plants need to shut; the risks have always been far too great. So why do governments think it is ok to use nuclear. Fukushima will not be the last accident waiting to happen.

 

Arnie Gundersen Is nuclear power sustainable or safe

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Published in: on October 28, 2014 at 20:08  Leave a Comment  

Helen Caldicott Crisis without end

In tonight’s “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom talks with Anti-Nuclear Advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott, author of the new book “Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.”

Published in: on October 28, 2014 at 19:45  Leave a Comment  

Bringing The Focus Back On Life

The single biggest mistake humans have made is nuclear power and weapons. If anything is going to bring about the end of humanity it is nuclear power. Even if we all stopped using this very destructive force now we would have to spend the rest of time cleaning up the mess. Absolute stupidity

Published in: on April 20, 2014 at 20:08  Leave a Comment  
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Japanese physicians link spike in cancer to Fukushima radiation

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Cancer rates in many areas of Japan are on the rise following the global catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in March 2011. And some Japanese doctors now caring for all those radiation refugees who were shipped out from areas surrounding the nuclear plant after it exploded say fallout from the disaster is likely to blame for this massive uptick in disease.

The German media group Deutsche Welle (DW) reports that many radiation refugees are having to watch as their family members and pets suffer gruesome fates at the hands of what appears to be radiation poisoning. One elderly woman told reporters that her dog lost all the hair around his neck, his skin turned black, and he eventually died, all signs that suggest a link to radiation.

Many people are also suffering, as evidenced by tests revealing an increase in thyroid damage among folks who lived in close proximity to the plant. One local doctor from Namie, a town located about 5.6 miles (9 km) from the Fukushima plant, has been examining patients ever since the disaster and is convinced that Fukushima radiation is causing a major public health crisis.

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Published in: on April 9, 2014 at 20:01  Comments (1)  
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Japan Must Act Now To Seal Fukushima Reactors, Before It’s Too Late

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There is a high probability that, if a quake of magnitude 7.9 or above, or some other serious event, strikes Fukushima, a “criticality” will occur. The least dangerous would be the local release of strontium-90, caesium 134/137, or nano-plutonium. Far more dangerous would be an explosion, or a series of explosions – a chain reaction, engulfing reactors one to four – that would spew this contamination over much broader areas of helpless populations. Three previous explosions have released radioactive material over Fukushima and Tokyo.

The next criticality may be far more serious. If you look at a three-dimensional topographical map, you will see that greater Tokyo virtually touches Fukushima. But no one is immune. The jet stream will transport airborne contamination to the United States and other parts of the world. In 2005, the US National Academy of Sciences reported that there were no safe dosages of strontium-90, caesium 134/137, nano-plutonium or other long-lived radioactive isotopes, and the risks to human health increase cumulatively with continuing exposure.

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Published in: on April 6, 2014 at 19:49  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima nuclear disaster still remains unresolved – former Japanese PM

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Over three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing tsunami triggered multiple reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power facility, former Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, claims that the Fukushima nuclear disaster still remains unresolved. Moreover, Kan criticizes the current Japanese government for restarting the idea of nuke energy

“It remains a fact that the accident is going on,” said Kan, who was prime minister when disaster struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant three years ago. “Despite that, the Liberal Democratic Party is trying to reboot many nuclear power plants.”

Speaking in front of an audience that included German lawmakers in Berlin, Kan said that currently, the plant is still plagued with contaminated water problems and nearly 140,000 evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture remain unable to go back to their homes.

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Published in: on March 23, 2014 at 18:46  Leave a Comment  
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If Successful, Fukushima Class Actions Could Wipe Out General Electric

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General Electric faces two multibillion-dollar class actions from people hurt by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its aftermath, who say GE and GE-Hitachi failed to properly design and maintain the power plant.
One 2-page summons and notice in New York County Supreme Court demands compensatory damages of at least $3 million per plaintiff, but does not estimate the size of the class.
No one died in the radiation leak set off by a tsunami, but more than 100,000 people were evacuated.
At $3 million apiece, damages would come to $300 billion.
If granted, such an award could wipe out General Electric, which Forbes calls the second-largest company in the world.
GE has 10 billion shares outstanding, and is trading at about $26, giving it a market capitalization of about $260 billion.

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Published in: on March 14, 2014 at 19:05  Leave a Comment  
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Troubled waters: Nuclear radiation found in B.C. may pose health concerns

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A radioactive metal from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan has been discovered in the Fraser Valley, causing researchers to raise the alarm about the long-term impact of radiation on B.C.’s west coast.

Examination of a soil sample from Kilby Provincial Park, near Agassiz, has for the first time in this province found Cesium 134, further evidence of Fukushima radioactivity being transported to Canada by air and water.

“That was a surprise,” said Juan Jose Alava, an adjunct professor in the school of resource and environmental management at Simon Fraser University, in an interview on Tuesday. “It means there are still emissions … and trans-Pacific air pollution. It’s a concern to us. This is an international issue.”

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Published in: on March 12, 2014 at 21:13  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima – Over 800 Tons of Radioactive Material Pouring into Pacific Ocean

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There is growing evidence coming from numerous reports aired on social networks and the so-called social media, among which is the article “Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean” which claimed that every day and for 750 days (now over 800) tonnes of toxic materials have been pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

The toxic substances were identified as Tritium, Cesium and Strontium, being carried far and wide by winds, rain and ocean currents, entering the food chain through seaweed and seafood, building up high levels of toxicity in the fish – and humans – at the top end of the consumption chain.

Fresh research provides a chilling reminder that this situation is serious, will not go away, is getting worse and cannot be swept under the carpet. This research points to “massive numbers” of sea creatures dying across the Pacific, and that high levels of Cesium-137 are present in “a very high percentage of fish” caught in this ocean “and sold in North America”.

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Fukushima disaster: Plan to send residents home three years after nuclear accident labelled ‘irresponsible’

A nuclear industry insider has told the ABC that the situation at the stricken Fukushima reactor is still not under control, three years after the disaster there.

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced he wants 30,000 residents to return to their homes and the reactors to be switched back on within two years.

But a Fukushima insider and two former prime ministers have told the ABC’s 7.30 that such a move would be irresponsible.

At the risk of losing his job if his identity is revealed, a senior TEPCO staffer, who has worked at the Fukushima plant for more than 20 years, says the situation at the reactor is not under control and no-one knows how to fix the problem.

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Thousands stage anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo

Thousands have rallied in Japan’s capital Tokyo to demand an end to nuclear power, ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

The protesters banged on drums and waved anti-nuclear flags as they marched towards the parliament.

“Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants. If we continue this zero nuclear status and if we make efforts to promote renewable energy and invest in energy saving technology, I think it’s possible to live without nuclear,” Yasuro Kawai, a 66-year-old businessman and activist from Chiba prefecture quoted as saying.

The protest is one of the several rallies planned across Japan ahead of the March 11 anniversary of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Published in: on March 10, 2014 at 20:40  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima Three Years On

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The third anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown will occur on March 11th. The news is that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and major Japanese corporations want to re-open the 50 other nuclear power plants that closed when Fukushima blew up, calling them a friendly economic source of cheap power.

Will this end up with business as usual? We were recently asked if we thought that Fukushima could ever be cleaned up. We have to say “no,” based upon what we know of the biology, chemistry and physics of nuclear power and isotopes and the history of nuclear development. Chernobyl melted down in 1986 and is still releasing radioisotopes.

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Hundreds rally in Tokyo against dropped Fukushima crisis charges

Hundreds rallied Saturday in Tokyo to protest a decision by prosecutors to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, meaning no one has been indicted, let alone punished, nearly three years after a calamity ruled “man-made.”

Official records do not list anyone as having died as a direct result of radioactive fallout after the tsunami unleashed by the 9.0-magnitude quake of March 11, 2011, crashed into the Fukushima No. 1 plant, swamping cooling systems and causing three reactor meltdowns.

Radiation does not always kill until years later

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More than 100 Navy members struggle for justice as radiation slowly kills them

As part of the effort to control damage and lend assistance, President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. Navy to respond to what would become the worst nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union in the mid-1980s.

Now, nearly three years later, some 100 sailors believe they are paying the price for their assistance in the form of debilitating and deteriorating health issues.

One of them, a Navy lieutenant from Maryland who can no longer walk, wants someone to take some responsibility for what has happened to him.

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Published in: on March 6, 2014 at 18:52  Leave a Comment  
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The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis “Most Significant Public Health Crisis in Modern World History”

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As the crisis unfolded and efforts to bring the reactors under control were initially proving ineffective, concerns increased that radiation dispersion was unmitigated, and with radiation monitoring by the U.S. military indicating levels significantly beyond TEPCO’s conservative assessments, the United States broke with Japan, recommending an 80km exclusionary zone, and initiating military assisted departures for embassy staff and Department of Defense dependents from Japan.

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Published in: on February 19, 2014 at 18:55  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima Cancer Rates Spike Despite Nuclear Industry Denial

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There’s been a spike of thyroid cancer cases in the Fukushima, like there was in Chernobyl after its nuclear disaster. And like Chernobyl, the nuclear industry is trying to deny the events are related.

On 11 March 2011, the world witnessed another Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster, this time involving the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. An earthquake, followed by a tsunami, created the worst nuclear disaster on Earth.

The mainstream media has been relatively quiescent about the continuing Fukushima disaster. This is about to change.

Massive amounts of toxic radionuclides and water continue leaking from the reactors and the Spent Fuel Storage Pools (SFSP) into the Pacific Ocean. Scientific studies prove that radiation-induced insect mutations, high radiation levels in fish and alarmingly, rates of human cancers are increasing.

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Published in: on February 18, 2014 at 19:41  Leave a Comment  
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The Horrible Truth About Fukushima — Helen Caldicott, MD


Author and Pediatrician Helen Caldicott takes time out of her busy schedule to discuss the unfolding events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.

Published in: on February 17, 2014 at 17:25  Leave a Comment  
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Fukushima radiation levels underestimated by five times – TEPCO

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TEPCO has revised the readings on the radioactivity levels at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant well to 5 million Becquerel’s of strontium per litre – both a record, and nearly five times higher than the original reading of 900,000 Becquerel’s per litre.

Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope of strontium produced by nuclear fission with a half-life of 28.8 years. The legal standard for strontium emissions is 30 Becquerel’s per litre. Exposure to strontium-90 can cause bone cancer, cancer of nearby tissues, and leukaemia.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. originally said that the said 900,000 Becquerel’s of beta-ray sources per litre, including strontium – were measured in the water sampled on July 5 last year.

However, the company noted on Friday that the previous radioactivity levels had been wrong, meaning that it was also likely reading taken from the other wells at the disaster-struck plant prior to September were also likely to have been inaccurate, the Asahi Shimbum newspaper reported.

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Published in: on February 12, 2014 at 17:39  Leave a Comment  
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