200,000,000,000,000 becquerels/kg in fuel rod materials found near Tokyo… “the material spread globally” — Composed “major part” of worst Fukushima plume — Persists for long time in living organisms — Must reconsider disaster’s health effects (PHOTOS)

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Presentation by Yasuhito Igarashi of Japan’s Meteorological Research Institute at IAEA’s expert meeting (pdf), Characteristics of Spherical Cs-Bearing Particles Collected during the Early Stage of FDNPP Accident, February 2014: […] We have found spherical Cs-bearing particles (Cs-ball) from HV filter samples collected during Mar. 14-15, 2011, when the first radioactive plume arrived from the FDNPP accident at the MRI [Meteorological Research Institute] as well as Univ. Tsukuba, Japan. […] experiments showed that the Cs-ball occupied major part in the Mar. 14-15 Fukushima plume. They would persist for a long time in the environment as well as in living organisms. […] the investigation on radioactive aerosol during the second plume arrival gave no such Cs-ball. […] The finding should be a key to understand the processes of the FDNPP accident, to accurately evaluate the health and environmental impacts and to improve efficiency of the decontamination of the polluted area. […] Further studies are recommended for the present Cs-ball in more detail!

Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) — Emission of spherical cesium-bearing particles from an early stage of the Fukushima nuclear accident, Aug. 30, 2013: The Fukushima nuclear accident released radioactive materials into the environment over the entire Northern Hemisphere […] Although the accident has global impacts, we still do not know exactly what happened in the reactors […] The chemical and physical properties of the radioactive materials released into the environment are not well known. Such knowledge is necessary to improve the numerical models to estimate the geographical distributions and evaluate the human exposures [...] released radioactive material [...] was spread globally [...] We collected aerosol samples [...] at the Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, which is located 170 km southwest of FNPP [...] The spherical Cs-bearing particles likely have longer retention times on the land surface than those of the water-soluble Cs particles. The retention time of the particles in the soil or other environments needs to be reconsidered. The health effects of the particles should be evaluated [...]

See also: See also: Gundersen: This video “confirms our worst fears” — Scientist: Reactor core materials found almost 500 km from Fukushima plant — 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg — Can travel very, very significant distances

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  • nedlifromvermont

    No word so far from the manufacturer of these massive factories of poisons: General Electric Company …. nothing …. nada …

    … Guess all is well at GE?

    Thanks for the radioisotopes, GE … and for killing our oceans, too (sarc)

    Thanks be to GE.


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  • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

    Looks like if you've been following the party line…

    now would be a good time to revise your emergency plans. In this case, that means every step of your daily lives…because there is a brand-new weapon that has been unleased upon the world, and this one is a realy doozy.

    Apologies for the spelling of that word, but I've never actually seen it written before…just figures it would be me, writing it in an anti-nuke sentence…

    CCCC

    This piece they found is screaming hot, as the industry would call it…but not quite as hot as the one that Arnie Gundersen and Marco Kaltofen found (look up either of them on youtube and you'll find it).

    Their piece was over 300km away from the plant and registered in Quadrillions of bq/kg, I believe…

    But it doesn't matter. There shouldn't be a single bq/kg of a manmade radioisotope in anything…let alone baby food.

    CCCC

    Remember, though the nuclear industry is the most disgusting of the environmental criminals…everyone is guilty of environmental detriment through direct or indirect actions that can EASILY be remedied.

    We must be as vigilant with ourselves, as we would be with the nuclear industry.

    Abolish Nuclear.
    Ban Fission.
    Steward.


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    • "We must be as vigilant with ourselves, as we would be with the nuclear industry.

      Abolish Nuclear.
      Ban Fission.
      Steward."

      Copy that


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    • mairs mairs

      One interesting point that Marco Kaltofen made in the video is that pollution concentrates inside the home. The nuclear fuel particle was found in the contents of a vacuum cleaner bag. I've heard people here talk about not going outside and staying inside where one would be less likely to encounter radioactive particles. So according to him inside the home is not safer than being outside.


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      • Carpets, pets, sofas, etc… all have charges on them that attract dust, which is potentially radioactive. Shoes, hair and clothing carry in dirt and dust into the house, etc.

        Homes are many times more toxic than most places outdoors due to the chemicals inside the average home.. formaldehyde, etc..

        Now add a vacuum that is not HEPA, which picks up dust and throws it around the home, several times a week, maybe even daily…

        Now add dirty filters that are not changed often enough, and duct work in the same condition.

        Which is safer? Inside or outside?


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        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Can running an ionizer help in the lint and dust factor ..even a dehumidifier may change the aire ..or a humidifier making it land ..any thoughts


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          • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

            clam,

            I made sure when updating aircon to buy Panasonic made outside of Japan neg-ion generator units and am thinking of a ducted vacuum cleaner system where the unit is outside of the house. The units from USA can store lint etc for up to a year before cleaning.

            Here a ducted vacuum system costs about two thousand bux. Well spent if you ask me.

            Sorry Dr G, carry on….


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      • Securitize

        …but only after you contaminate it. Breezes through an open window, not removing shoes, boxes, bags, food, pets, etc all bring it indoors little by little. It comes in but doesn't leave very quickly.

        About Marco's sample being tested, I have to think the Japanese research team tested more samples and likely found a more active sample than Marco did. They simply swept it under the rug would be my guess. Can't be real. Never read about it in a textbook.


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        • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

          When it comes to nuclear fuel fragments…if there's one, there's a billion…

          Contamination needs to be examined on a case-by-case basis, but yes, the interiors of homes and buildings can be horribly dangerous due to their combined radiological, toxic, pathogenic, and other values. Any home that has been built with "central air" has been mis-designed to efficiently and appropriately allow airflow through all of it's spaces. Just like when water slows down it drops what it's carrying, so does air/wind. There are many places in the home where air currents are obstructed, thus creating a lot of "fallout" inside the home.

          Electric-powered vacuum cleaners should shouldn't be allowed in homes. They utilize damagingly-produced electricity to stir up everything in the house.

          The solutions are many, and always simple, though outside conventional thinking…

          Never buy carpets again. They lock up and concentrate toxins and rad materials and necessitate the use of electricity only to create a more-toxic environment in the home. No carpets, no vacuums.

          This goes for rugs and everything else in your houses…but remember that if they are made of synthetic materials, they have caused environmental damage, and continue to off-gas their own toxic brew into your home's air while concentrating the rad-toxic goo from all of your neighbors in the fibers…

          We're looking at a complete re-vamp of the very foundation of everything we think we know…if we are to face…


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          • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

            We're looking at a complete re-vamp of the very foundation of everything we think we know…if we are to face reality.

            CCCC

            I believe the particles being mentioned in the article are referred to as "fuel-fleas", though they can be any size from sub-micron to freakin' chunks to whole assemblies.

            If you ingest one of these…pieces of dust…it will f you up, regardless if it kills you quickly, slowly, or if you get hit by a bus…it will mess you up. I will most certainly cause chronic pain and probably get acute pretty soon.

            To anyone just showing up…you can't see these particles! They can be smaller than the naked eye can see, but they can pack a knockout punch hard enough to extinguish your DNA from the mega-tude of the universe forever! This is not something to be taken lightly, gee-willickers-no.

            What does anyone care about? What does anyone give a shiz about at all? What's actually worth doing?

            I'd say that anything that's worth doing, is worth doing for free.

            CCCC

            Word to the wise, the effluents of Nuclear Power Plants range all the way down to sizes that can pass through even the most "sophisticated" of filtering devices.

            The wealthy–mostly–will spend fortunes on filtering devices of all kinds as a means of protecting themselves and/or their families from the very pollutions that they and their families continue to create–every day–by the various actions of their lives that include/necessitate environmental damages.


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            • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

              Some great advice, my friend, We are currently renovating with tiles, but we do live in a subtropical environment.

              That comment about the size of particles needs to be repeated often for newbies to this great tribulation, caused and confirmed by the Japanese government as by man. An admission of negligence.

              It seems rather than confronting their crime (manufacturers) they go off profiteering while democide rules over Japan. I feel sorry for Christ TEPCO having to take the manufacturer's sin away.


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      • VanneV VanneV

        It is safer indoors when it is raining or snowing.


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  • This dust in the air uncontained near lightning in storms perhaps is still fission reacting during neutron pulses from lightning discharge. The Barium is already too bad in the air. We have Chernobyl yet to hatch TONS of Barium137 micro needles in the air in 2016, and next is FUKU Cs137 starting becoming Barium in 2041. This material is cancerous, can knit HUGE hail together in monster super cell formations, and will become the worst plague ever to smite the Earth. The webcams "see" this disturbance in our QED already. Our eyes can see it now if your minds and eyes are open even WITHOUT a camera!

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky


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    • I just watched the movie Secret Life of Walter Mitty. OMG, the sky in one of the scenes shot in Greenland…it was so weirdly vivid, my 17 yr old grand daughter noticed it as *not normal*. she's seen the pics I take. I told her many 1000's of e-newsers and behind the scenes folks we don't ever know about are trying really hard to get the word out…get the damned NPPs stopped and build no more.


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Big Picture: Japan is toast.

    Sorry, Japan.
    I love you, Japan, for your culture, and for your respect for one another, and for your respect for nature.

    Japan, with its earthquakes and volcanos, should have sensed the greater risk of nuclear energy.

    Japan (as the only nation subject to the war crime of nuclear bombardment) should have been the LAST nation on earth to allow nuckear power.

    Nuclear power has brought much shame on your leaders, who took the bribes.
    And much shame on the Japanese people, who allowed nuclear power to go forward.

    But, in the end, none of this matters.
    For your leaders did embrace nuclear power.

    And now, your people will pay the ultimate price.

    Hot particles are on the land, in the air, falling in the rain, raised by every step, in every breath you take, in your tea, your suchi, in your rice, and in your fruit.

    You Japanese are truly dead people walking.

    Your children are far less robust than you are.
    And will suffer even before their parents do.
    Self evacuate for their sakes.

    Even "safely" far away in the US Midwest, my Geiger counter indicates the passing of a hot particle, likely from Fukushima, several times an hour, as a sudden series of beeps, falling off rapidly as soon as the nuclear dust moat passes.
    I can tell that a hot particle is inside my living room, even though the opening of a tube is less than 1/2" in diameter.
    One hot particle, in a lung, or in a stomach or intestine, is enough to kill an…


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    One hot particle, in a lung, in a stomach, or in an intestine, will kill any animal in due time.
    It was wonderful, Japan, to have shared this small planet with you for a short time.
    Since your time is short, goodbye, and I wish you well.


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  • Southbound Southbound

    I have a PRM9000 Geiger counter in my 2nd floor apartment. I just picked it up for the first time in 23 days. The average CPM was 32 CPM, but the scary part was the max reading was 90 CPM averaged over a one minute period. I wonder what that little anomaly was. A solar flare? A teeny radioactive dust particle floating through my apartment? Did I happen to inhale it while sleeping?

    I may never know…


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    • "I may never know…" – Southbound

      Many innocent living creatures and unborn babies around the globe will never know either. :cry:

      Yet another good reason to ABOLISH Nuclear Power and ABOLISH the nuclear lies…!


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    • Them there nuclear dust bunnies be on the prowl. They attach to yer nose and make ya howl. One got me, and now I am afoul. I miss my Fibula, but without it, I am still an alive old Owl.

      One thing I cannot afford as a luxury in life anymore. To lie down and sleep in comfort. Never take ANYTHING for granted…Enter the Sandman…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384


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      • GleanerJoe

        Some particles got me, too, Ontological. In was in Seattle when the radiation first blew in. Caught in rain. Spontaneous nosebleeds not long afterwards. Two years later (May, 2013) I was in surgery for removal of a skull tumor. Good news from the neurosurgeon, they got it all out, implanted a titanium mesh plate over the hole in my skull. Later, however, the cause of the tumor was discovered by the oncologist, and I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. I sympathize with you.


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        • I am sending a prayer full of powerful energy. I believe that in some cases you can yourself "go inside" with your own mind and wipe out that shite. Not a sure thing, and not all the time though.


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          • HoTaters

            Was dying of multiple infections with a very suppressed immune system early in 2010. Received a lot of prayer from others. Also did a lot of visualization of my immune system rallying and attacking the invaders with beams of white light. Spent a lot of time visualizing the things that weren't supposed to be there being burned up by white light energy from my immune system.

            Don't know if this can help you, but prayer is powerful, and so is visualization. I'll keep you and Onto in my prayers, GleanerJoe.

            Have had my share of health issues too since 3/11. Thank you all, newsers, for your powerful thoughts and sending healing energy to those who need it.


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        • Thanks for speaking out Joe! I warned the team @ UCLA head and neck cancer in Feb of 2013 when they released me from recovery, they were in for it big time. I also informed an oncologist who had returned to S NV from AK, that his Alaska clinic would be full to the rafters, he was amazed that I knew, and had said something to him. As he watched his numbers climb, and they were screaming for help, and promptly moved back to AK a few months later. The weird thing is, without this same doctor expressing urgency for me to go to UCLA immediately, I would have died. Glad he came to NV for a while.

          So awakened here we are in a worldwide forum sharing what most can expect soon. Stay on board, maybe you will find a good nook helping keep others informed about the risks.

          I remain busy despite great pain keeping my sky damage information site updated. I was cleared of all cancer, caused from micro invasive highly aggressive particulates, with oral, jaw, nasal bone reconstruction from Fibula materials as treatment, with Human immune system immunofluorescence.


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Southbound, it was probably a "hot particle".

      Google "hot particle", or add the name "Arnie Gundersen" for his complete explanation, which you can trust, since he knows whereof he speaks.

      Next, while you are inside, all shut in, run your PRM 9000, on an end table close at hand.
      Listen for several hours straight.
      If a time comes when the Geiger Counter runs many clicks in a row, well above the background, for about a minute straight, listen very carefully.
      When the count subsides to background, look at the "Current Count".
      If this count is near 90 cpm, you have found your problem.
      It is a hot particle, a mote of atomic fuel, a "fuel flea", sure as shootin'. ;)

      Now, go out to the store, and get one or two hepa filter air cleaners.
      Run this near the spots where you spend most of your time.
      Near the bed, and near the couch.
      Get more for children's bedrooms.

      Good luck to us all.
      This Fukushima shit is everywhere! ;)


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    • mairs mairs

      I have the same model, and approximately the same average. Mine is in my bathroom. I picked it up the other day and the max happened one night early in the morning and it was 142 cpm.


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  • Where do you call home, Southbound? I'm located on the east coast of Florida in a downstairs apartment. I need to get a Geiger Counter also, but I have not been able to afford one yet. I keep my place buttoned up with windows and front door SHUT 99% of the time. My patio sliding doors are also covered on the inside with PEVA with "green" shower curtains that don't off-gas.

    I also have a clean-room grade air purifier turned on 8 or 10 hours a day. I have started taking my shoes off outside and placing them in a Jumbo Hefty ziploc bag before coming in. Once inside, I wipe the floor near the front door with a wet mop. I also steam clean my vinyl/Linoleum floors with a steam mop at least once a week. I have no carpet in my house; I took the last bit of old carpet out of the house about a week ago. I also keep N/P-95 and P-100 disposable masks in the house for possible future emergencies.

    I know it is not perfect, but it's all I can think of so far to keep the inside air more pure. Please share what you do in your apartment as I am still learning, SB.


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    • alasanon

      I do similar things, although I feel really well and think I may loosen up the protocol when I'm really busy and running around…
      I noticed more in the air back during that Spring of 2011..and when there's been major precipitation with the Jet Stream overhead!..

      Rest assured that you're in a more advantageous setting than most people in the nation! East coast of Florida is definitely safer than most places, IMHO.

      Hats off to anyone making an effort, instead of merely cursing the Darkness!!~


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      • alasanon,

        I am fortunate to be retired which means I have the luxury of free time and not having to get out in the elements as much to earn a living. I occasionally speak with people (even my own close friends and siblings) about the rad hazards nationwide, but most don't take my warnings or advice very seriously.

        The closest CPM readings to me are Cape Canaveral and Orlando, the Cape being the closest to me. The Cape usually shows a reading between 18 and 30 CPM. Orlando is higher for some reason. The two highest Florida readings are in Tallahassee and Miami as shown below from netc a few minutes ago. The rest of the state has low readings pretty much.

        346 CPM
        NETC.COM © 2014
        Station ID 5:447 Tallahassee, FL, US
        Click here for data charts
        CPM: current 346 Low 270 High 479
        Average 326, Deviation 32.7
        (CPM of Gamma in energy range 600-800keV)
        Last updated: 2014-08-11 17:30:00 GMT-0400

        397 CPM
        NETC.COM © 2014
        Station ID 5:406 Miami, FL, US
        Click here for data charts
        CPM: current 397 Low 389 High 478
        Average 408, Deviation 7.9
        (CPM of Gamma in energy range 600-800keV)

        Last updated: 2014-08-11 17:33:00 GMT-0400

        Thanks for the above input.


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      • Florida was hit hard by Fukey fallout.

        Melbourne, Florida had highest iodine-131 reading of any CTBTO monitoring station in the world from March 22-23 (CHART)
        http://enenews.com/florida-highest-iodine-131-reading-ctbto-monitoring-station-world-march-22-23-charts


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        • We Not They Finally

          That and Pittsburgh for some reason. Leuren Moret said it was because how the AIR CURRENTS were flowing at that time. We have a friend in Pittsburgh who had two separate cancers (one of them thyroid) diagnosed at once 2-1/2 years later — huge shock. We suspected kit was radiation, but then we found it on a Moret interview.

          Very dangerous. Wonder if the illness stats for either Melbourne or Pittsburgh will ever come to light.


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          • Melbourne, Florida is alive and well. I know this to be true because I live in Palm Bay, the harbor town next to it. I drive by/through Melbourne everyday. Happy, healthy people live here; not two-headed, humanoid mutants living on garbage in a radioactive wasteland. Trust me on this one. I have seen it with my own eyes.

            I am fortunate to say also that I missed the high-dosage event that took place in this area during March 2011. I did not move here until February 2012.


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    • Get the geiger, you will never regret buying a quality tool, no matter what sacrifice it could take.


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  • Shaker1

    Zn is zinc, not zirconium (Zr). I don't doubt that this stuff is dangerous, or that it's from Fukushima, I do doubt, though, that one who has done the chemical analysis, had others involved directly or just sharing for criticism in this would make a mistake over and over. I would think that it is, after all, zinc. Seems zinc's parent nuclides (although there was likely some zinc present in galvanizing, etc) are copper and gallium.

    http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/

    Rb (rubidium) has strontium and krypton as parent nuclides.

    Iron and molybdenum is in even common steels, but it used in the higher-strength varieties of steel and stainless. (Off the top of my head, T316 stainless is a nickel, chrome, moly alloy.) Na and Cl are rather obvious, and then we have the wonderfully ubiquitous cesium (CS).


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  • dosdos dosdos

    "Although the accident has global impacts, we still do not know exactly what happened in the reactors"

    There was a uranium/plutonium criticality that resulted in a detonation that scattered molten and aerosolized fuel and byproducts all over Tokyo. What else do you need to know?


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    • Exactly, Dosdos. Forget all the grammatical terms but they talk of the accident having global impacts then say they don't know what happened to the reactor. Two different subjects I think. We know what happened to the reactor. It was built on a fault line and tsunami zone. The builders and government screwed up majorly and three reactors melted out and spent fuel poos dried up and to use the local vernacular, a shitload of radioactive isotopes of all flavors escaped into the environment.
      Now this global impacts thing. They should expand on that.
      Yeah yeah. I know. There is no brilliance available so all they can do is baffle us with Bullshit.


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      • Yep – 10-4 that.

        "We know what happened to the reactor. It was built on a fault line and tsunami zone. The builders and government screwed up majorly and three reactors melted out and spent fuel poos dried up and to use the local vernacular, a shitload of radioactive isotopes of all flavors escaped into the environment."

        And, it was such a non-event the WHO, IAEA, TEPCO, NRC, the US and Canadian governments and their joyful genocidal minions had to lie about it – for three years now – in the face of now-overwhelmingly definitive proof to the contrary.


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    • Shite all over the Pacific and US west coast the worst, but all over. EPA data proves it.

      Probably around 100 tons, that is 2,000,000 pounds detected in the air.


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  • They knew this on day one. I.E. on 311. When I saw the mushroom cloud over a melted out nuclear plant I knew it was a bad thing. Don't need to be an expert. Of course the first thing Tepco did was lawyer up. And pay off a bunch of career experts
    to lie for them. For the purposes of minimizing liability and to secure more bank loans. Please note the bankers get paid before the displaced victims. Nuclear energy is tied to the billion dollar defense industry. Thousands of American troops stationed there. Wait till the next accident happens, probably in USA.
    The playbook will be similar to Fukushima.
    Everyone has some responsibility. Even this Canadian who hasn't voiced his displeasure in his countries uranium production. However at least I live in BC where you can't mine it. Peace


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    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      The next one did happen in the USA, WIPP. And there are others that are ongoing…but yes, the next accident leading to a meltdown…the US, maybe France…it doesn't matter what country has a Fukushima-level event, because the whole world is forever impacted by it.

      CCCC

      And yes, someone above mentioned that they knew from day one. Yes, this article shows that samples collected on march 14 and 15 of 2011 showed without any doubt that nuclear fuel was, not only outside containment, but hundreds of miles away. It even provided detailed information as to the temperatures the material had been heated to and the specific conditions necessary for its creation. This is a very detailed fingerprint to a very offensive crime against all of life on planet Earth.

      This, an the fact that the political leaders of the world all fell in line with each other in the cover-up of the obvious truth. Everyone has been covering it up. All of them knew from day one. The heads of governments everywhere have known this and many more bits of pertinent information from the start, and have still kept things perfectly silent ever since. Amazing, really…

      CCCC

      Just remember! Every move the leaders of nations make is done so with REAL Fukushima information taken into account! They do things and schedule events and eat certain foods and source items and all that based on the best information they can obtain about radiological materials. They F'ing HAVE to.

      Don't do their Wars.


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    • jimbob jimbob

      Hi Mark,

      There is Uranium in BC although low grade and expensive to extract there were a couple of mining companies interested in mining it in BC.

      The government however has a moratorium on uranium mining and paid Boss Power over 30 million bucks not to mine the Blizzard deposit south of Kelowna. What a sweet deal, hell I'd take a mere million bucks not to mine anything they didn't want me to here in Brentwood Bay.


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Lexus Motor Company of America

    Please be advised that I have recently purchased a 2014 Audi Q5, we had considered purchasing a Lexus product, but our final decision came down to the parent companies country of origin handling of the Nuclear Energy Issue. Germany has committed to ceasing ALL nuclear energy. Japan is trying to restart ALL of its nuclear reactors. Further, the amount of assets being used in Fukushima for cleanup and the state secrecy act implemented following the multiple nuclear meltdowns (China Syndromes) leads me to stop buying ALL Japanese products. Until Japan takes control of the situation from TEPCO, which means nationalizing the mitigation and rapidly addressing the nuclear disaster, my purchasing selections will continue. No assets should be left off the table. I believe $1,000,000,000 a day is being spent on Fukushima mitigation, add 3 zeros and rapidly start dry casking spent fuel and my support of the Japanese Economy will return. FYI I presently own a 2010 Lexus RX, 2010 Honda Oddyssey and now the Audi Diesel mentioned above.
    Sincerely
    xxxx xxxxxxxx
    I am a small business owner of a company of 7 full time individuals.

    Use this template and make changes to your own vehicle ownership. Also, send to Nissan, Acura, Cadillac, Ford etc.

    Any suggestions as to how to improve letter is welcome, republish.


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    • Also TEST anything metal or food based from Japan for radiation.

      Protect your family and workers, as well as community, because NO ONE ELSE WILL.


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    • Right on Haida Gwaii. I'm calling it Economic Voting.
      I go one step further and I would buy used. The economy works best for the richest 1 per cent. I drive a used 2002 Honda. The less of your money/time invested in the economy the better as my research leads me to believe. And even though my car is Japanese, it's already built so my money went into a fellow citizens pocket, not back to Japan. Cuba is running a lot of 1950's autos. Good for the local economy as locals are employed fixing cars. Is a green thing that they don't want people to do. They like the throwaway economy keeping people busy and their false economy growing. Cuba proves even the poorly built cars of the fifties have a sixty or more year lifespan.
      But boycotting poor policy is brilliant. Something we all should do.


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      • 53rockwell 53rockwell

        The Chevys in the 50s were tanks,and easy to repair. I cant even get my hand in some spots on a Honda.and I have bought them exclusively since 1990.They are a nightmare to work on. Give me an old Ford,or Chevy. Losts of room. No electronics.


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    • And I would add economic voting probably counts more then traditional voting. As I believe we all Canadian, American and others are living in a plutocracy.

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy


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    • Sickputer

      HG typed these pixels of light: " I believe $1,000,000,000 [1 Billion dollars] a day is being spent on Fukushima mitigation.."

      SP: Tepco reports spending about one million each day at the out of control Fukushima Daiichi NPP. That's far less than half a billion dollars per year.

      In evacuee payments Tecpco is bleeding money substantially…possibly $50 to $75 million US dollars a day on all the assorted decontamination and refugee costs.

      That's why they are trying to get people off the evacuee dole and send them packing back to their radioactive hot homes (most don't want to go).

      They certainly don't want another group of a million people (6 times the refugees they have now) become evacuees, and they shudder in horror at the thought of 37 million relocations from Tokyo metroplex.

      You can figure that math quickly…national bankruptcy.

      They are in a Catch-22 in Japan…and it's amazing they have not turned back on the 50 nuclear reactors idled. That just shows how even while bleeding red ink by the barrel, they are very afraid of having a second accident site. But it doesn't matter. Financially they will eventually fall victim to the money drain Fukushima Daiichi alone.


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      • +1

        "…and it's amazing they have not turned back on the 50 nuclear reactors idled."
        - SP

        VERY amazing! Very smart… so far.

        Now, if we could just 'turn off' the 100 or so DNA Death Machine Rattletrap Nuclear Plants here in the USA we might be ahead of the game. Like Germany. :)

        Instead…

        "February 9, 2012 – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves plans to build two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, Georgia. It is the first approval of new reactors since 1978."

        U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
        By CNN Library
        updated 12:37 PM EDT, Wed August 6, 2014
        (Note: Facts… according to CNN)
        http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/us/u-s-nuclear-power-plants/

        I'm guessing there is a lot of political corruption in Georgia. Nobody in their right mind would ever consider building another one of these long term loser attempts to boil water would they? Yet, they have. :cry:


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    • Very good Haida. The more we choose with our consumerism on all fronts, the more we can affect the next quarterly reports of the the *too big to fails*. It's the only way to bust a bad system without physical risk.

      Dead martyrs on the front lines is not what I see taking them down. Make their factories lose money instead. :)


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Wonderful work, Haida Gwaii!

      Boycott all things Japanese until real mitigation is initiated, and until nuclear power is repudiated!

      Stay away from Pacific Ocean seafood as well, but for health reasons.

      No use eating cesium and plutonium we can avoid.

      I am looking at buying a new Ford, perhaps as early as this fall.

      No Toyota for me.

      Assembly in Indiana from Japanese parts just doesn't do it for me.

      Where is the damn corium, eh, TEPCO?


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  • athome athome

    Something goes wrong with EDF is shutting down for inspection 2 NPP
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28738074
    It may be something in the air!


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  • moatib

    Not sure if I understand correctly, but one microparticle in the sample, paricle 5 in your example, contains: C, O, Na, Cl, Fe, Zn, Rb, Sn, Cs emitting 1.0±0.1 Bq or 0.2 TBq/g if there was a gram of microparticles or 200 trillion Bq/kg if there was a kilogram of microparticles?

    In the circumstances of this unprecedented disaster, this is somewhat a "positive" news that they have only found a few micropparticles in all their filters, isn't it?


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    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      The sample being described is just solid, material evidence of one type of micro-particle that was/is/can be created and emitted in a meltdown scenario.

      This tells us further that there are logically billions of other-such-particles moving around this planet via all possibly physical transport vectors. And further, that there is a high likelyhood of even smaller particles in similar quantities.

      Elements have definate, known, scientific properties. The elements that are created and released in nuclear power plant meltdowns have properties that are known to be extremely dangerous. Current safety standards and models do not adequately address the reality that certain materials that can only be created within a man-made device can become "lost" or "loose" in the environment, and thus a high-grade hazard to ANY living thing.

      This is a simple understanding to make, and it shows the inherent consequences of man-made fission reactions…not to mention the obvious solutions, simplest of which is to Abolish Nuclear and Ban Fission.


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    • The way I look at one of these sample *finds* is that they are one small sample from one very small measurement area during a very small increment of time.

      In other words, say you have huge fields of haystacks on your farm. Say a helicopter (a naughty bad defective helicopter) drops a couple tons of toxic needles over your haystacks. A few end up in one haystack….a whole bunch end up in others…whatever.

      You happen to find one needle in one haystack and want to calculate how many needles might be in all your haystacks. (And your neighbor's fields too, for that matter.)

      I think I would realize that's pretty much impossible to calculate an exact representation and move on to trying to get the effing helicopters to STOP dropping ANY effing toxic needles over any fields because even ONE is too many. Damned haystacks are ruined.
      :)


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  • rogerthat

    The retention time of the particles in the soil or other environments needs to be reconsidered. The health effects of the particles should be evaluated [...]

    ''other environments'' like the lungs, perhaps. how do you ''improve efficiency of the decontamination of the polluted area'' if it's in your lungs? do you cough just a little bit harder?

    ''the health effects of the particles should be evaluated''. yes, what are the health effects of an indestructible microscopic particle lodged in the lungs and containing C, O, Na, Cl, Fe, Zn, Rb, Sn, Cs?
    And did these little Cesium balls contain anything else?


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    • rogerthat

      Dosdos: ''There was a uranium/plutonium criticality that resulted in a detonation that scattered molten and aerosolized fuel and byproducts all over Tokyo.''

      - Spot on. The clowns in charge tell us it was a hydrogen explosion, and that the entire nuclear core melted down into the basement, but all you have to do is watch the video of the destruction of unit 3 to know the awful truth.


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      • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

        Modified fuel can do all sorts of strange things, it can go up and can go down. Melting it's way to destiny. Up, down, round about. Oh well General Electric Hitachi, the knowers of all atomics could tell you this. For some reason their mute, as are those that protect them accusing Christ TEPCO for their sins.

        Christ TEPCO are an electricity reseller not a designer/manufacturer of murder machines. Don't think your getting out of the blame either Toshiba Westinghouse, confederates of Pluto.

        You shall know the truth & the truth shall set you free.


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  • scottydog

    The unclear cat is out of the bag, fuck all we can do about it now and the authorities are well aware of this.
    It's not just the cores that are going to meltdown


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    ONE HOT PARTICLE IS ONE TOO MANY . . .

    Tokyo is mentioned more and more these days, regarding radiation.


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    The only thing we truly control is our right to purchase. Use it wisely. Sadly, our votes at this point have very little effect.

    Thanks Dr G for posting.

    We all need to perform an anti nuclear action each day.

    Lexus Motor Company of America

    Please be advised that I have recently purchased a 2014 Audi Q5, we had considered purchasing a Lexus product, but our final decision came down to the parent companies country of origin handling of the Nuclear Energy Issue. Germany has committed to ceasing ALL nuclear energy. Japan is trying to restart ALL of its nuclear reactors. Further, the amount of assets being used in Fukushima for cleanup and the state secrecy act implemented following the multiple nuclear meltdowns (China Syndromes) leads me to stop buying ALL Japanese products. Until Japan takes control of the situation from TEPCO, which means nationalizing the mitigation and rapidly addressing the nuclear disaster, my purchasing selections will continue. No assets should be left off the table. I believe $1,000,000,000 a day is being spent on Fukushima mitigation, add 3 zeros and rapidly start dry casking spent fuel and my support of the Japanese Economy will return. FYI I presently own a 2010 Lexus RX, 2010 Honda Oddyssey and now the Audi Diesel mentioned above.
    Sincerely
    xxxx xxxxxxxx
    Use this template and make changes to your own vehicle ownership. Also, send to Nissan, Acura, Cadillac, Ford etc.


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Well happy motoring to you. This is no game. You think Japan needs American purchasing power? Pftt. Who do you think built China into an economic jugernaut? You avoid buying radioactive steel for your own benefit and that of your family. Read more listen to other people in the KNOW, it just irks me when somebody tries to grandstand with no foundation to their statements. Others here may find your letter relevent but I don't. Nothing personal, it just is not going to help. The clock is ticking toward extinction and you are talking about cars and wise purchases? I am sorry I just don't get it.


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      • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

        Hey Bungahalo Phil,

        Simple concept. Do something. Don't just type and gripe.

        RE auto purchases. You could extend that to other purchases. Think travel. Why don't YOU PHIL, draw up a letter along the same lines as my letter to auto manufacturers. Make yourself productive. If you don't understand this concept. Go watch the Kardashians.

        RE Japan financing China. Please read a little more. Japan has been printing money for the last 20+ years. The only place they could give the money too was China. A lot of China's economy is an empty economy. Built on large public projects. Same goes for Japan.

        I don't want anti nukers to fight each other. We all need to focus on results and avoid unproductive bantor. Focus Focus Focus.


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      • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

        Hey phil,

        You'll be happy to know. I have also, informed my local vintner that I will only be purchasing wines from New Zealand and Australia. It has limited my wine choices. The wine shop asked why? I told them about FUKUSHIMA and HANFORD presently poisoning the northern hemisphere. OUR PURCHASES ARE THE ONLY THING WE CONTROL. Guess what. The wine shop thinks I'm a nut job. Guess what. Once they open their eyes, the only crazy people are those with their eyes closed.


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    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Haida
      Tank you for the letter can you put that out in a better format for those of us that are working on the ground and send any links associated with it ..Ty


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  • jec jec

    Drip drip of information from Japan. First fuel rods/cells found near a river..Iwaki..then bucky balls found near Toyko..now IN Tokyo and beyond as a plume of death particles. Wonder when the 'next' shoe drops? This is a typical media management crowd control tactic. And remember Japan already has a 'epidemic' shelter in place rule for 'flu'. It is going to get worse. The next shoe is admitting the N. Pacific is toast and the Pacific has been sterilized in the Northern Hemisphere. Or will the next news release be admitting N. America, mainly the West Coast is in the same condition of Tokyo? Or admitting many thousands and thousands of Japan's citizens are dying of radiation caused disease currently..and asking for help (MONEY)?
    Note I am thinking TEPCO does not ask for help for the reactors contamination the earth…yet. Got to get the money first, right Mr. TEPCOman?


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    • jec jec

      Wait wait..Me Me..waving hand in class..I know the answer! TEPCO will admit the OTHER(S) nuclear plant, Diiani, also blew up and did the same as Diiachi. OH..OH OH…and Diiachi Reactors 5 and 6..were or are in active meltdown….Guess that could be the worse case scenario…..
      How those "Japan" Cities going, Mr. TEPCOman..got everyone important enuf to save already in them? While this might be sarcastic comments..sadly.they might be right on target.


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  • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

    Democide, democide, democide, democide. I guess their is a nation that would murder it's own citizens for a dollar bill.

    TEPCO on a cross won't save the real murderers. How the wheel of destiny turns to thee Atlantia!!!

    Time to break my fast and feed me little birdies outside. It's not their fault!!!!

    ttfn


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  • Looks like economy over people. Use your economic vote every day. Peace


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  • Socrates

    I Googled: "Has there been an increase in the incidence of lung cancer?"

    If the hot particles from Fukushima are going to be a major health problem in the United States, I would have expected a slight increase in the incidence of lung cancer in the past year or two. I did not find this to be true. Maybe in another few years there will be an increase.

    Radon, asbestos, arsenic, tobacco, uranium are all causes of lung cancer.

    Clearly, papillary thyroid cases in Fukushima are way up in children. Japan is getting some heavy doses. But we seem to be relatively safe in the United States. I would like to see the data for Japan about all types of cancer.

    I encourage each of the enenews.com readers to read about the studies about lung cancer published this month. In a few years, the increase in lung cancer from Fukushima, if any occurs, will become evident. Until then, avoid smoking, radon-proof your home, and avoid inhaling uranium from mining and battlefields, etc. Do not expose yourself to asbestos or arsenic.

    I would not go around with a HEPA filter on your head. Use filtration when driving an automobile. Leave shoes outside. Stay out of the rain. Filter drinking water with reverse-osmosis and two-stage filter system. Do not eat fish from Fukushima.

    Be careful where your food is coming from. Other than that, there isn't much you can do. Keep Potassium iodide on hand.

    No use to panic. Not smoking is most important.


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    • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

      With respect (which is worth at least $40., in house joke) any data relating to adverse
      findings from these institutions cannot be assured.

      Justice has duct tape round it's eyes and the scales are fixed.

      Mother earth shall judge in its place!


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      • The Great Tribulation EKO K£AP$€

        ps. Reverse osmosis does not filter out radiation, it does remove fluoride but is inefficient as the ratio of about 3 loss to 1 is wasteful. Better using a demineraliser with a stainless steel cooling coil. Still doesn't filter out radiation. The loss is negligent and wait till you see the scummy crap that was in your water. All those new world order chemical submissive agents removed.


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      • Socrates

        Epidemiologists use California Cancer Registry, Center for Disease Control data, and County Public Health data.

        The above sources are used by Joseph Mangano at the Public Health and Radiation Project.

        Reverse osmosis with two additional special filters does filter out everything except tritium, at least according to the manufacturer. But, unfortunately, the water ends up being not alkaline enough. It is wasteful,too. Alone, reverse osmosis does not protect very much against radiation.

        The CDC, county health departments, and the California Cancer Registry do not cover up diagnoses of lung cancer.


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        • Can you xplain why no new cancer data since 2011 from the likes of CDC?

          Or if you can find some, please offer the links…

          The only link offered recently promised new data, but then delivered only 'extrapolated' statistics based on data before 2011.

          They also changed the 'rules' of what cancer was.

          Expect to see a huge downturn in all new cancers, because of this new 'fiddling' and jiggering of statistics.


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          • Exactly, the data stopped 2011

            disgusting, no longer amused


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            • Socrates

              As per Joseph Mangano, the reporting process to the CDC from the states takes about three years. The latency between inhalation of hot particles is about five years. He expects data on US lung cancer related to Fukushima 3-11 to be available by 2019. There is other reporting that is through another source, but there is a time lag.

              Mangano uses data from target radiation-related illnesses in children because that manifests immediately in low birth weigh, miscarriages, thyroid-related abnormalities, etc.

              He has published 32 radiation-related epidemiological articles. He published a Diablo Canyon paper in March 2014. I present his work to city councils to get resolutions to test for radiation.

              The waiting is the hardest part. We took on asbestos and tobacco. That took sixty-five years. Scientists are for sale in court.


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          • Socrates

            Good points, Dr. Goodheart. All cancers have gone up. We have to see about lung cancer. I will ask Joseph Mangano about this myself. The CDC takes some time to gather the data. Are you aware of an increase in lung cancer following 3-11? Small cell adenocarcinomas are still defined as cancers, or have those definitions changed?

            For safety, wash vegetables thoroughly.

            I am using Puro-flow, Inc. Reverse osmosis removes some radionuclides but activated charcoal might help with 131I, a gas. Ion exchange helps with 137Cs. Check EPA, Radionuclides in Water.

            I lived through above-ground testing because I was in northern Nevada. The levels of 131I were thousands of times above "normal" in several states following 3-11. I just do not see evidence yet of increased lung cancer. If I do, I will be the first to say so. The government will cover up almost anything.I would watch for NORM – discharge from oil.drilling and fracking that ends up in water.


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          • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

            Hey Dr G,

            I just purchased a radex 1503, I own a couple of funeral homes and plan to start testing human ashes for radiation. Any suggestions?


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    • hbjon hbjon

      I heard smiling is important too, but confidentially, I think it's BS. Your thoughts on smiling Socrates as a stress reliever?


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      • Socrates

        I am not an expert on the updating of CDC data. There are other registries one can look at, and, of course pathology reports amd findings on autopsies.

        If the data for the study stops in 2011, is that proof that everyone is dying of lung cancer? Maybe the conspiracy involves all the physicians and pathologists?

        So far, I am still alive. Remember the beagles that got big doses of Pu? They started dying of at about 4 years. We got much smaller doses over here. 90% of cancer of the lung cases are from smoking. Have you considered that? When we see the biopsies, you will see scaring around the lesion where the hot particle is. So far, I am not hearing about such findings. Maybe you are catastrophising at bit too much.

        I reserve judgment until I see path reports and data. Bloggers do not have to prove causation in court. I trust what Joseph Mangano tells me. Absence of proof is not proof. I remain skeptical at this point. Ever see the apes' lung lesions? Don't jump to conclusions without evidence.


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        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Socrates it seems that most of the studies stop short of fuku , I'm not sure if they have ever been timely but there seems to be nothing of cancer studies ect being released I have looked and looked ..these are gov site I'm talking about ..we do have studies from fuku but they seem to be marred by criticism that we here are aware of why …they have done a great job of locking up studies too ..maybe Aaron shwartz sp..knew what they were planning as his death was after fuku too ..smart kid and a nice kid too , and that's why they killed him ..if we could get someone in the universities that can get into the computers to get this for era search they are doing I know DOD is MIT ..


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          • Socrates

            Clamsbell,

            See comment above. You will see cancer studies from Fukushima trickling in. By 2019, the lung cancer statistics will come out.


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            • clamshellernh clamshellernh

              Thanks Socrates ..I'll do that . When you speak to mangano please let's us know ..I have the site that's set up in ny I'll ask there if someone can answer those questions , who knows it might be there already ..I'll get back here later with site unless you have it off hand ..
              We have so many here that can did for research , I would love to see a study group set up , I could also set a blog up for this and have people from here help brainstorm our purpose .
              Wordpress maybe ..any suggestions ..we do need dedicated folk that do more than just move info around ..people don't get your nickers in a knot ..just want to move on .


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  • c1assified

    Can you spell BS, because that is what you are spreading. also you seem to be blaming someone for this when there is no one to blame.
    so quit lying to every one and go over there and clean some of that shit up…

    TODAY


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  • Bowtieman Bowtieman

    Hahahaaaaa… Wish there was someone to complain to…. Never hurts to talk out different ideas….


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Fukushima Much Worst Than A Nuclear War – YouTube
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TA1Y1Cu2PdI
    Dana has a new video tonite in 30 min please pass around ..he's on a roll ..


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    JUST IN REACTOR Four has fallen ..tell me this is not true ..it was reported on another site a few minutes ago by someone watching the cams ..but no one is here watching them now ..someone please tell me what's going on ..seen it on Dana's new show tonite comments ..hate to be an alarmist ..but we should get on this


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  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    Chernobyl was a brand new reactor. It was running for a very short time. ~2.5 months. In nuke sport tell it was a 'clean' core. The big one in Japan is the core of a Forty plus year old plant running on MOX or not showing a serious rad load throughout their cores, Not to forget that the entire fuel load to dirty up that reactor complex is still on the site.
    Reactor #3 is in my environment because i can see it manifest ALL around me in the real natural world NOT because i have a inspector SE or visit a site. Mother Nature is not a foe to offend as will be seen.
    Move the rad inventory of this most nasty predicament to safer locales OR look like the killing force you are TEPCO. Every moment you fail to ACT and secure the entire accessible bit of rad inventory at Fukushima to a place of secure storage and cooling far enough from the four real big oops Ya already have is a moment of making genocide a reality. Fifty Six plants compass this island. How long do you think before it has another event? Will Japan become the worlds Nuclear toilet to flush away all those cores to infinity?


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Hey Bungholo phil,

    What exactly are you doing productively? Challenge yourself! Do something. Don't just type and gripe! FYI our purchases can make a difference. Again Phil, What have you done today?


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Contents
      1 Particle in vacuum
      1.1 Total radiated power
      1.2 Angular distribution
      2 Thermal bremsstrahlung
      2.1 Relativistic corrections
      2.2 Bremsstrahlung cooling
      3 Polarizational bremsstrahlung
      4 Sources of bremsstrahlung
      4.1 X-ray tube
      4.2 Beta decay
      4.2.1 Inner and outer bremsstrahlung
      4.2.2 Radiation safety
      4.3 In astrophysics
      5 Quantum mechanical description
      6 Electron-electron Bremsstrahlung
      7 See also
      8 References
      9 Further reading
      10 External links


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Hey Bungahalo Phil,

    Simple concept. Do something. Don't just type and gripe.

    RE auto purchases. You could extend that to other purchases. Think travel. Why don't YOU PHIL, draw up a letter along the same lines as my letter to auto manufacturers. Make yourself productive.

    RE Japan financing China. Please read a little more. Japan has been printing money for the last 20+ years. The only place they could give the money too was China. A lot of China's economy is an empty economy. Built on large public projects. Same goes for Japan.

    I don't want anti nukers to fight each other. We all need to focus on results and avoid unproductive bantor. Focus Focus Focus.


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      It's Bungalow, you know the Beatles, White album? You can read apparently, but do you listen? As for your education the word "challenge" is a neocon mantra. Cognitive dissonance I believe. You are still a part of the machine so don't come here with your designed intentions of fitting yourself in this forum with crap about letters and Focus, Focus, like we are in an AA MEETING. Get the hell out with that. I have never seen a post by you ever so what do you know. We study and learn here and disseminate not for ourselves but for all those who read our posts. Get with the program or step out.


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Here's a question. Does cremating human remains concentrate the radiation in cremated human remains?


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    • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

      cremation does release radionuclide s back to the atmosphere… the main issue is that everything man does to clean up get rid etc etc just adds more elements into the soup; Gwaii it isn't going away and concentration? your worried about that? its all TATAL Toxicity meaning Toxic at the Atomic Level and most of this shit is (fission ing) constant even when it looks super cold… fission means half atoms of stuff so you have mothers make daughters make sons etc.
      All dangerous only way to get rid of it is bore hold it to magma cambers and hope the high pressure and iron takes care of the issue with vitrification oh wait they wont do vitrification because why?


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      • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

        No it releases it to the atmosphere so concentration is leaving system because the equation is allowing that mass to separate their bonds by exothermic reactions and we know how radiation loves running around in exothermic buckyballs Now maybe people starting to understand how dangerous this is after a few math lessons I see they are starting to use .2 TBq seems they didn't want o scare people still…. and remember that from micro particles. If you lose tons of this stuff who knows what transmutations


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Don't forget the actinides. Chemically created into a matrix of oxygen molecules that are insoluble in many instances in the environment. Think yellow cake. So phosphates, fluorides, oxalates, iodates and carbonates. We are dealing with that revalation at this moment.


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Potassium is a common element in the human body. Approxmately .012 percent is Potassium 40 which is a radioactive element. So yes it does release into the environment when a person is cremated. Concentrated, no. The bones may contain small amount but since 40P decays to 40 Ca by and large that which has not decayed will leave with the gases and disperse. You can't destroy radioative elements at that temperature.


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    • Of course it can.

      Radioactive CORPSE Vapors Possibly Contaminated McDonald's Food Distribution Hub

      Published on Oct 1, 2012
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7M62SL5kaY

      I did come across a couple of potrblog 'debunk' websites. They didn't do a very good job. ;)


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    Transmutation may be either natural or artificial.

    Natural, or spontaneous, transmutation occurs in unstable, radioactive elements, which decay into a series of other elements until a stable element is formed. Thus, uranium 238 spontaneously transmutes, through a series of steps, into lead 206, which is stable. For information on the types of spontaneous transmutation,

    Artificial, or induced, transmutation occurs when atoms of one element are bombarded with particles in a nuclear reactor or a particle accelerator and are altered. All of the transuranium elements (elements with atomic numbers greater than 92, such as plutonium and americium) are man-made through induced transmutation. Most nuclear reactions involve artificially transmuting elements, although such reactions are usually referred to by terms denoting the specific nature of the process (fission, fusion, irradiation) or the desired end-product (radioisotope production) rather than by the blanket term transmutation.


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    • VanneV VanneV

      So far that can't handle this technology successfully at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington.


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      • VanneV VanneV

        Bechtel Incompetent To Complete Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup: DOE Memo
        “More than 10 years into the job, Bechtel National Inc. has been described as incompetent to complete the $12.2 billion nuclear waste treatment plant at Hanford, Wa., the nation’s largest radioactive waste site, according to an internal Department of Energy memo.
        “In the Aug. 23 memo, the DOE official responsible for supervising engineering at the facility, Gary Brunson, calls for Bechtel to be immediately removed as the design agent for the novel Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), which was supposed to begin operation last year.
        “Brunson lists 34 “brief examples” of issues in which Bechtel’s design advice was factually incorrect, technically flawed, unsafe, or more costly than alternatives.
        “’The number and significance of these issues indicate that Bechtel National Inc. is not competent to complete their role as the Design Authority for the WTP, and it is questionable that BNI can provide a contract-compliant design as Design Agent,’ Brunson writes in the memo.
        “The memo was acquired by the watchdog group Hanford Challenge and released to the media yesterday.
        “’The leaked memo puts the Waste Treatment Plant’s woes into sharp relief,’ said Tom Carpenter, the executive director of Hanford Challenge. ‘This memo details exhaustive and disturbing evidence of why Bechtel should be terminated from this project and subject to an independent investigation.’
        Bechtel officials argued that the Department of…


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      • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

        Yes they sure have failed at hanford


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Yes, but that is a longggg time. And I think it is 82. What we are talking her is neutron bombarment, slow little F'ers. Yes or no? Thermal types not high energy or why would we need moderators. Unless of course you wish to breed.


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    Vitrification turns waste into glass that appears hard, shiny, and rock like. The glass traps radioactive and hazardous waste and keeps them from escaping into the environment.
    DOE has chosen vitrification to stabilize and contain spilled and leaking radioactive and hazardous chemical waste.
    DOE has chosen vitrification to stabilize and contain spilled and leaking radioactive and hazardous chemical waste. Vitrification uses electric power to melt soil and rock; the mass cools into glasslike blocks that will hold materials safely.

    Why has it not bee done? Money. They would rather all the billions of humans and life and plants to bio vitrification it all for them for simply free.


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    • VanneV VanneV

      TRANSMUTATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES IS "NUCLEAR ALCHEMY GAMBLE"
      Hugely Expensive Technology Would Increase Environmental, Health, Safety
      And Nuclear Proliferation Risks, New Report Says
      "’Asking the public for huge sums of money for new reactor research and development under the guise of radioactive waste management appears to be largely a scheme to perpetrate the nuclear power industry using public opposition to waste repositories as an excuse,’ said Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of IEER. ‘Our research shows that the road will not only be costly and dangerous, but that it will also be a dead end. There is no magic bullet for solving the problem of long-lived nuclear waste.’
      “According to The Nuclear Alchemy Gamble, even transmutation proponents agree that many long-lived components of radioactive waste, such as cesium-135 and carbon-14, cannot be transformed into less dangerous forms because of fundamental limitations that cannot be overcome by technology development. Uranium, which makes up 94% of the mass of the spent fuel, cannot be transmuted because it would result in the production of even more plutonium. In some cases, the report notes, transmutation would create new and even more toxic transuranic radioactive materials, making the residual wastes far more dangerous per pound….”
      http://www.ieer.org/reports/transm/pressrel.html


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Just a question. cremation reduces 200 lbs of human flesh into 6 to 9 lbs of cremated remains. Being that calcium is a majority of what remains. Would cremation concentrate the strontium? Crematorium cremate at around 1850 degrees farenheit. What about the balance of radioisotopes?


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    • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

      any radionuclide under those temperatures are going to at least go critical enough to suspend into the air or mechanize into water vapor and rise with it… cremation… how about I not try to explain this and just give you a link

      http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/xstd_files/Radiation/Information%20sheet/info_cremation.pdf

      They say yes the bones will be radioactive; though releases of radiation is known to happen every time anything is cremated that is of life.


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      • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

        The model in Eq. ~1! predicts low concentration C at both small and large distances, with a
        maximum C at an intermediate distance x. For the above parameters, we find the maximum
        concentration of I-125 to be at a distance of about 130 m from the stack, with C
        54.531023 mCi/m3. Note that the I-125 concentration at the stack is about 6 mCi/m3, hence
        there is a dilution of more than 1000 times. Since the volume of air breathed by the ‘‘Reference
        Man’’ doing ‘‘light work’’ is 23104 ml/min or 0.02m3/min,6 at a concentration of C
        54.531023 mCi/m3, in 3 hours the ‘‘Reference Man’’ could inhale 0.03 mCi of I-125. According
        to Table 1 of Ref. 6, an annual intake of 200 mCi of I-125 through inhalation would translate to a
        committed effective dose equivalent of 50 mSv. This means that a person inhaling 0.03 mCi of
        I-125 would receive an effective dose equivalent of 0.0075 mSv, which is more than two orders of
        magnitude less than 1 mSv, the annual radiation dose limit for the public.


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    According to the Cremation Association of North America ~CANA!,3 cremation generally takes
    2–3 hours in a sealed cremation chamber, during which time the temperature ranges between
    1400– 2100 °F (760– 1149 °C), and the airflow rate is 2000–2500 cfm ~cubic feet per minute!. It
    is followed by a cooling period of 1 hour, during which the airflow rate is 500–1000 cfm. The
    product of this process is three to nine pounds of cremated remains or bone fragments. Some
    crematoria process cremated remains to reduce the space required for them, while other crematoria
    do not alter the condition of cremated remains. Cremated remains are placed in an urn and are
    either stored or buried, but some families may choose to scatter the cremated remains. Using
    midrange values, we find that the air volume released during the 2.5 hours of cremation is
    3.43105 cf or 9585m3, and the air volume released during the cooling period of 1 hour is
    4.53104 cf or 1274m3, making the total air volume released per body to be 11 000m3.
    From the case report of July 2000, mentioned earlier, one can infer that most of the I-125 was
    released with the air, through the stack, due to the seeds rupturing during cremation. According to
    the exposure rate published in Table 1 of Ref. 4, the exposure rate of an unshielded point source
    of 10 mCi should be about 200 mR/h at a distance of 8 cm, or about 100 times the value
    mentioned in the case report.


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    • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

      Hey Your facts are garbage. NO CREMATORIUM RUNS AT 1400 degrees farenheit. You seem like a bot. I request a human response. Also, your cremation time is off. Modern crematorias take 1.5 to 2 hours depending on weight.


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      • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

        Further, ashes almost never weigh 3 lbs unless it is a child or a dog!


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        • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

          you better stop talking shit and read the article dumbass


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          • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

            jacmp.org/index.php/jacmp/article/download/2611/1079

            search for that PDF they are not my facts what I hate is when I try to help someone and they are as ignorant as the rest of the world. You know nothing about cremation hence your asking questions. This is another reason why people like you cause friction and the Cartel wins; because at the end of the day you fighting those mining information not those burning the trash buddy!


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      • Angela_R

        What happens during the cremation process?

        "The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber, where the temperature is raised to approximately 1400 degrees to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours, all organic matter is consumed by heat or evaporation. The remaining bone fragments are known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the cremation chamber. Any metal is removed with a magnet and later disposed of in an approved manner. The cremated remains are then processed into fine particles and are placed in a temporary container provided by the crematory or placed in an urn purchased by the family. The entire process takes approximately three hours. Throughout the cremation process, a carefully controlled labeling system ensures correct identification."
        http://nfda.org/planning-a-funeral/cremation/160.html


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      • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

        if your so smart why can you not read? Before sticking your large foot in your mouth?

        http://www.irpa.net/irpa10/cdrom/00833.pdf

        onitoring of several cremations in Western Australia of corpses with estimated strontium-89 activities
        ranging from 20 to 90 MBq and analysis of the radioactive content of the “ashes” (which are in fact finely
        pulverised bone) has established that most, if not all, of the strontium-89 remains in the bone fragments after
        cremation. This gives rise to contaminated bone dust during the processing of the cremated remains and to
        contamination of furnace, tools and working area.


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      • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

        three to nine pounds

        1400– 2100 °F (760– 1149 °C

        and yes animals are cremated too…. ugh I think your just picking on nothing because you can not read that I stated a range by copying a researcher…. don't blame me blame yourself first then go yell at the guy who wrote the paper.. oh wait he did put your 1850F in there and explained why you have more mass than others. (matters on what you cremate) why can no one think about relativity and how relations change because of environment and situations. I am done Pissed off and annoyed at least VanneV always speaks the truth and never flares people unless they need a good whipping. I will apologize though you did give me an unease amount of annoyance I will not lie.


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    Likely, only a few percent of the radioactive material was left in the
    cremated remains.
    In order to estimate the dose to the public due to the release of I-125 through the stack, some
    assumptions have to be made and a model for calculation needs to be used. We use the Gaussian
    plume model, adopted in NCRP123,5 to calculate the I-125 concentration C at a horizontal distance
    x ~in m! from the stack. In this model,
    C5fQ exp@20.5~H/sz!2#/~pusysz!, ~1!
    where f is the fraction of time the wind blows toward a receptor, Q is the effluent release rate at
    the stack, H is the stack height from ground level, u is the mean wind speed, sz50.06x/(1
    10.0015x)1/2, and sy50.08x/(110.0001x)1/2. In our calculation, we use f51, while for u, we
    use the recommended value5 of 2 m/s. We also assume that: ~a! the body to be cremated contains
    60 mCi of I-125, representing the scenario that the patient died right after the implant; ~b! all of
    the amount of I-125 is released through the stack at a steady rate in 3 hours, resulting in an effluent
    release rate of Q55.6mCi/s; ~c! the stack height of the crematorium is 10 m above ground level.
    The 10 m stack height corresponds to the value used by the U.S. Environmental Protection
    Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics in modeling effects of pollution. Higher stacks
    will result in less


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    THE CREMATION PROCESS AND LIKELY DOSE TO THE PUBLIC

    jacmp.org/index.php/jacmp/article/download/2611/1079

    hope that has settled some minds and maybe many of you can use this information to combat them burning all waste.

    http://enenews.com/medical-expert-hundreds-ill-after-fukushima-nuclear-plant-rubble-burned-major-japanese-city-suffering-nosebleeds-problems-eyes-throats-skin-govt-radiation-levels-low-enough-be-safe

    Truly in some deep trouble humanity is :(


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  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    Dermatologist remove extra cells from radiation wounds all day; (they like to tell us VERY hard zit or extra cell) though why do they take it to scintillators to burn it up; because were all their bio vitrification plants and ya gotta love that Federal Research Grant Money…. The evil people do when they think because they were told as doctors to not breath a word of what they are doing since they are studying humans now in a highly radioactive environment on a large diversified scale; (NASA loves mars and space research when its not done on their astronauts….)

    http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622%2808%2981501-0/abstract
    http://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016%2899%2900116-9/abstract
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2230.2001.00919.x/abstract
    http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/01485019308987741

    http://keck.usc.edu/chernobyl
    http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull383/38305892930.pdf
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360301699001169
    http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=547763

    Remember Chernobyl was nothing in comparison they even used other reactors to sell power till 2000. There were important meetings understanding that we could not be dealing with millions of deaths long-term but because the environment is getting worst and more concentrated everywhere then the effects would be in billions.
    Chernobyl 1 million sorta contained
    Fukushima 1-4 billion nothing contained


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    Haida Gwaii

    Hey Your facts are garbage. NO CREMATORIUM RUNS AT 1400 degrees farenheit. You seem like a bot. I request a human response. Also, your cremation time is off. Modern crematorias take 1.5 to 2 hours depending on weight.

    I am not a robot and unlike you I don't request people to respond to me ever or ever act like I know something more than someone else because what you just did is make yourself a fool infront of everyone! for what? be cause i dont want to fucking type about this stupid fucking shit anymore? because no one really is doing anything about or even gives a fuck? Maybe you should see that this website is to keep pressure on the problem no your pride!

    Humans critic everything and thats why you got a bunch of retarded PHDs and MDs saying fukushima was a headache for daichi only. UGH people like you make me want to puke since your not here to help your as bad as that moe guy or MFX maybe you should be more like the others and add information so that the admins can decide if the information has revelations that can put legal critical action on those committing these crimes. Though if your here to attack anyone I do not understand or see your rational or moral reasoning to do so. There enough shrills and bullshit that everyone sick of reading this shit anyways. I see like 12 people from the start back in 2011 and they are all good spirited and never seem to attack anyone for copy pasting information since I dont want to fucking type like a human to…


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    Dear MBHP,

    I think I know a little bit more than you when it comes to cremation. Listen and learn. I own a couple of FUNERAL HOMES. Our facilities perform 700 cremations a YEAR. RE cremation temperature, NO CREMATORY starts a cremation at 1400 degrees farenheit. I know why. You DON'T. Starting a cremation at that temperature will cause an excess of carbon and will break EPA regulations. God bless you ignorant Bot. 3 lbs ashes is a dog or child!!! FYI Cana Cremation Association Of North America is run by a librarian. http://www.cremationassociation.org/staff/details.asp?id=15877


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  • Haidagwaii Haida Gwaii

    HEY MBHP,

    What have you done today? Responding to my email is not productive. Provide us some insight into how you are helping us win the battle vs nuclear power.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.countercurrents.org/avery110814.htm
    11 August
    … A girl from Rongelap describes the situation in the following words: “I cannot have children. I have had miscarriages on seven occasions… Our culture and religion teach us that reproductive abnormalities are a sign that women have been unfaithful. For this reason, many of my friends keep quiet about the strange births that they have had. In privacy they give birth, not to children as we like to think of them, but to things we could only describe as 'octopuses', 'apples', 'turtles' and other things in our experience. We do not have Marshallese words for these kinds of babies, because they were never born before the radiation came.”
    The Republic of the Marshall Islands is suing the nine countries with nuclear weapons at the International Court of Justice at The Hague … The Guardian reports that “In the unprecedented legal action, comprising nine separate cases brought before the ICJ on Thursday, the Republic of the Marshall Islands accuses the nuclear weapons states of a `flagrant denial of human justice'. It argues it is justified in taking the action because of the harm it suffered as a result of the nuclear arms race.”
    “The Pacific chain of islands, including Bikini Atoll and Enewetak, was the site of 67 nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958, including the 'Bravo shot', a 15-megaton device equivalent to a thousand Hiroshima blasts, detonated in 1954. The Marshallese islanders say they have been…


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  • razzz razzz

    Preparing samples for radiation testing, you burn it up to remove all the shielding, mainly water. Then test it on reactive plates and/or use extremely sensitive equipment to detect the PU and U and daughter products like strontium. Then there is the filters from the stove or oven used to test for radioactive residue. Known victims to radiation poisoning get lead lined coffins and are not cremated. Even fine filter on the stacks won't catch all the Pu as it goes into the environment to re-bioaccumalate. Every human carries a tiny load of plutonium, it's unavoidable from nuke bomb testing and nuke accidents. For all intent and purposes, it never goes away.

    Can't look for cancers until decades later because Pu and U decay so slowly unless you are in the middle of fresh fallout like the USS Reagan flotilla. Exceptions being random exposure to hot particles anywhere on earth. More likely to have fetus damage from Pu acting on DNA in sperm or eggs or interference of cell growth in the womb before a body has cancers show up.

    Pu and U is bad enough but it is radioiodine then radiocesium then radiostrontium that sucks unless you are at ground zero then noble gasses and neutrons kill you off in short order.

    Water from steam distillation is as pure as you can get. Will separate tritium when water turns to gas (steam) but might recombine in condensation while cooling but you can't win them all unless you send the steam thru collections plates.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html
    The operator of the Shika nuclear power plant in central Japan has applied for a government safety screening as a step toward restarting its No.2 reactor. …
    Experts are still debating the possibility of faults running through the plant's compound moving in the future, including one directly beneath the No.1 reactor. …

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2014081100763
    TEPCO to Scrap Areva Decontamination Device at Fukushima N-Plant

    Today's funny: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140811205512AAvPv07
    Q: Does cesium and plutonium from fukushima radiation eventually have no effect or is this stuff permanent?
    A: No radioisotope is permanent; they all decay after an amount of time that is peculiar to the isotope.

    Wikipedia: Twenty radioactive isotopes of plutonium have been characterized. The longest-lived are plutonium-244, with a half-life of 80.8 million years, plutonium-242, with a half-life of 373,300 years, and plutonium-239, with a half-life of 24,110 years. All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are less than 7,000 years.

    - so it depends on your view of what constitutes permanent. and one lives in hope for an answer to the first part of the question.


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  • jec jec

    Slowly the real truth comes out..anyone know what THIS means?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xeul52131v9qoj1/japan08102014%200348%20blue%20webs%20tbs%204.JPG?dl=0

    Are we going to get MORE 'news' from TEPCO soon? Or our governments?


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    • Sparky Sparky

      Hi Stock, Ah, we missed you Stock! Yes, I attended last night's WIPP mtg. and it was pretty poor in terms of real/new information, as well as the quality of the broadcast (much worse than usual).

      There was an over-abundance of congratulatory back-patting and name-dropping for much of the mtg. Key msg. from DOE, [paraphrased], "We're with you, good people of Carlsbad!" I think Moniz even went so far as to say, "You stick with us, we'll stick with you." Certificate of appreciation was presented to Monize by Carlsbad rep. No questions allowed from on-line participants. Little time for questions from the audience. Yep, they'll get them money (vague at best about how much, when) to re-open, re-open, re-open….[mantra] with lip-service to safety.

      My comments reflected some of my frustration, and I apparently annoyed a certain Steve Z. poster [too bad!]. Compared to other WIPP town hall mtgs., there were relatively few posts that were not about the poor streaming broadcast. I stood up to applause a woman in the audience when she began her comment with, "WIPP is a complete failure…." Good reality check.

      Note that 'Newser Obvious caught a slip in one panelist's response in which he apparently referenced mixed-level rad waste stored at WIPP–a big no-no. Good catch. I can't recall the details, but Obvious captured the verbage somewhere on these threads today.

      [Obvious, I hope you're not Steve Z...! ;-) ]


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    • Sparky Sparky

      Short of a massive explosion or fire, it seems that DoE, WIPP & Co. officials have every intention of reopening WIPP–"safely" of course–even though they have no idea as to what exactly is going on down there, let alone how to mitigate it. IMO, this will not end well.


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      • Hi Sparky

        There was a massive emission event earlier today at Daiichi.

        Jec thinks there may be tidal influences, which makes sense.

        Its a miracle the buildings are still standing.

        The TEPCO works have bought us time, but how much?

        The official response is to deny that a problem even exists: at Fukushima, WIPP, Hanford, etc. When Fukushima units start collapsing denial will be impossible.


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        • Sparky Sparky

          Hi Majia, Yes, I was catching snippets of the conversation and visuals (yours included) in between a busy workday today. That’s very bad news about today's emission event. We're all getting it, some more or less, earlier and/or later.

          I check briefly but often to see if Fuku is still standing, and I’m always amazed and relieved that is—for now. How long can we expect this to hold? No one can know, of course, but not for long, I think. For me personally, I'm working according to a three-year time horizon, but I think that Fuku NPP, or WIPP (or Hanford, etc.) will blow before then.

          In my gut I feel that the world as we know it will be dramatically different in three years or less. I think there will pockets of "normalcy". We will cling to rituals, habits, stuff and relationships that help preserve our sense of order, self, family and community–not necessarily a bad thing unless it perpetuates our self-destructive tendencies.

          Trying to prepare for this changed, dangerous world is next to impossible, but I feel we have to try. I worry about what it will mean for my young adult children, and all the children now and generations to come. More than anything, I feel that time is running out.

          The WIPP town hall circus event last evening seemed so surreal and bizarre given what is really happening–literally, just below the surface. I bet Moniz and his buddies couldn’t get out of Carlsbad fast enough.


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  • micky thered micky thered

    how can we wake the masses? I am taking sticking plasters/band-aids and colouring them yellow and black, add the nuclear symbol and the words" Warning – hot radioactive particle. DO NOT REMOVE. call the authorities". put these in all public and commercial spaces at eye-line, just be subtle, it will piss a lot of people off. if just 1% of the people who've "liked" this site do it, that's potentially 200 towns or cities.
    take care all, I for one am glad you're still here and vocal.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Unit 1 Reactor Building Cover to Be Dismantled for Spent Fuel Remova:

    Coating of Seabed Soil Starts at Fukushima Daiichi NPS

    http://docs.noodls.com/viewDoc.asp?filename=119505/EXT/426C250E33AC4D6F71DD0DA4449CB86EFE264427_90F5A93CC98BA98D91334056ABB6D4070CC1BFBC.PDF


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  • retali8 retali8

    MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    we love your comments

    often you are too smart and mistaken for a bot,

    nevermind, keep going,,

    get the truth and scientific evidence out there

    cheerio,


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  • m a x l i

    We?

    One voice – one vote.


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  • m a x l i

    That was a reply to retali8.


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  • retali8 retali8

    I love a mfx/moefoe hater. .
    His early posts were good
    We need some truth from within the industry
    He obviously wants them to go down and doesn't agree with what there doing through lies and deception to one and all.


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  • m a x l i

    "I love a mfx/moefoe hater."

    This is the dumbed-down version of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." – which was already dumb enough in this known form – namely: "Who pretends to be the enemy of my enemy is my friend."

    "We need some truth from within the industry"

    Good luck waiting for the coming of some useful or helpful truth coming from that source! You need to be very patient.


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