Attorney for US Navy Sailors: Third death from exposure to Fukushima fallout — Baby with brain cancer has died — Reporters afraid to publish stories related to case — Professor: USS Reagan sailors were first people to be hit by plume outside of plant (VIDEOS)

Published: July 26th, 2015 at 11:18 pm ET


Attorney Charles Bonner, representing US service members exposed to Fukushima fallout, Jul 21, 2015 (at 10:45 in): We now have a 250+ young sailors with all kinds of illnesses, we’ve had three die. We had one of the sailors who came home and impregnated his wife. They gave birth to a little baby born with brain cancer and cancer down the spine, lived for two years, and just died in March of this year.

Q&A with Charles Bonner, Jul 21, 2015 (at 4:45 in): I was just interviewed by some reporter about this case, he said, “Now, I want to interview you about this case and the current status of your lawsuit — but, you all have won, so do I have anything to worry about? Do I have to look over my shoulder if I do this story, if I publish this story?” I said, “Yeah you do.” Because trillions of dollars do not go away easily. It’s amazing that people are afraid to even do a story on this because they’re afraid of these corporations.

Kyle Cleveland, sociologist at Temple University’s Japan Campus, published Apr 29, 2015 (at 2:00 in): Like everyone else we were seeing what was on the media. The media was very alarmist, and I think ironically, some of what were taken as an overreaction or a panic in the first couple of weeks of the crisis subsequently have been vindicated to be in some ways quite reasonable claims and worries as more information have been revealed, as gov’t reports have been written… Those reports have demonstrated that the situation was really quite more serious at the time than certainly what the government was saying, and certainly what TEPCO was saying at the time. My starting point for my research was looking into the government’s FOIA documents. I was very surprised to see that there is a big difference within the United States government as they were trying to determine just how bad this was. And what I realized in those documents is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission… was recommending a 50-mile (80 km)exclusionary zone. This was an stark contrast to the Japanese government’s recommendation of 30 km. And also I was very interested to see that the the US Navy Pacific Command and particularly naval reactors, was recommending a 200-mile exclusionary zone. So that’s a rather profound gap between 30 kilometers on the one hand with the Japanese government 80 km from the NRC [and] something like over 300 km for the US Navy… But ironically aside from the staff at the Daiichi plant maybe some at the very first people who were hit by the radioactive plume were sailors who run the United States Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group… They detected the plume at about 132 miles distance from the Daiichi plant. The FOIA  documents… demonstrate that these government officials… were very concerned about the levels that they were reading. They were indicating that they were about 30 times above background levels, and that they would exceed a ‘protective action guideline’ criteria within about a 10 hour period… The reason the US Navy had recommended a 200-mile exclusionary zone was that the Yokosuka naval base is about a 163 miles from the Daiichi plant… at the same time that the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was detecting the nuclear plume, the George Washington aircraft carrier which was ported down near Yokosuka was also detecting a plume and the result that they were getting were really quite alarming to them.

Watch: Bonner’s presentation |Cleveland’s presentation

Published: July 26th, 2015 at 11:18 pm ET


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159 comments to Attorney for US Navy Sailors: Third death from exposure to Fukushima fallout — Baby with brain cancer has died — Reporters afraid to publish stories related to case — Professor: USS Reagan sailors were first people to be hit by plume outside of plant (VIDEOS)

    • zpiggin9

      Is this a 'religious' comment? You be the judge: Sri Auribindo @1930 – 'When darkness deepens, strangling the earth's breast and Man's corporeal mind is the only lamp, As a thief in the night shall be the covert tread of one who steps into his house unseen. An ill-heard Voice shall speak, the soul obey, A charm and sweetness open life's closed doors and Beauty conquer the resisting world. The Truth Light capture Nature by surprise a stealth of God compel the heart to bliss and Earth grow unexpectedly Divine. In Matter shall be lit the Spirit's glow, in body and body kindled the sacred birth, night shall awaken to the anthem of the stars, the days a happy pilgrim's become, Our will a force of the Eternals' desire and thought the rays of a spiritual sun. A few shall see what none yet understands, God shall grow up WHILE the wise men talk and sleep, for Man shall not know the coming until its' moment and belief shall be not until the work is done. 'The English of Savitri' is a nice translation, by Shradavhan. Its always 'impossible' and yet it always happens. 'The Mother' by Satprem (3 volumes) kinda spells out the last 50 years; "I see great cities being built." And that ain't Shanghai.

    • hbjon hbjon

      Someone must've known that the invisible enemy was attacking our sailors, but did they warn them. Is that not a crime? Does anyone possess the courage to rescue their own neighbors from a burning building? Does anyone have the courage to do what is right? Ahhh never mind, go back to sleep you fucking idiots. (please excuse the language, tho it be appropriate)

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Fukushima covered on Coast to Coast right now! 🙂

        • too bad they use adobe flash…

        • hbjon hbjon

          It was a rescue mission, and the formal announcement informed the Japanese Government and citizens that American aid would be there at dawn, visible to all who looked out to sea as the morning sun arose.
          But that was not in the direct path of the plume as the wind was blowing strong from the south. A fusion reaction will produce a flash of gamma that can penetrate a foot of lead and most definitely trigger an emergency response in other reactor systems nearby. The safety system will disable the reactor and emergency power is keyed in.
          My guess is that there were no problems in recalibrating the safety system to allow high background and reactors to operate. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.


          I'm glad to see Coast 2 Coast is trying to stay ahead of MSM on the Fuku
          disaster. It's their RUSH to stay ahead of the news that put them out front.
          Yet after over 4 years, and thanks to George Knapp, NOT George Noori,
          only a snippet of news comes out. Top of the hour, bottom of the hour…
          Oops sorry Arnie Gunderson we have to go to a commercial break again.
          How about the truth… The Whole Truth… And nothing BUT the truth!

      • tarpus

        …yes the brass got the potassium iodide, the sailors got metal mouth.

      • Sheesh, its a nuke powered ship, of course they knew in detail, including isotopes with gamma scintillator. Good ones are only $10,000

    • Gen. Buck Turgidson

      Join the Navy, see the world.
      And sometimes die an ignored, painful death.

  • “Do I have to look over my shoulder if I do this story, if I publish this story?” I said, “Yeah you do.” Because trillions of dollars do not go away easily. It’s amazing that people are afraid to even do a story on this because they’re afraid these corporations.”

    Be afraid, be very afraid…

    Snappy salute to the brave personnel that served on the irradiated USS RR! Win this battle over nuclear evil!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It's a very powerful cabal and it now has a stranglehold on the entire world! 🙁

    Nuclear will kill this entire's only a matter of time now.

  • Their tactic as always is to delay, minimize and cover up, until everyone involved is dead. Voila; no more problem.

    The lie continues…

    No one died from nuclear power.

  • They did not care about veterans then, and they don't care about veterans now.

  • US Military Suicide Rate Continues to Rise at Alarming Rate, More Veterans Dying From Suicide Than From Battle

    • lukeskywalker lukeskywalker

      That's because killing people screws you up.
      There should be a rule, any government official that wants to
      start a war should be put on the front lines.

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        Yes, put the officials on the front line if they want war…

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          On the ground and on the front line and with all their family members too.

          • PlowboyGrownUp

            Yea, and both sides facing each other, with the financial perpetrators in the middle. How long would the war last?

            • We Not They Finally

              "the financial perpetrators" is true. Richard D. Wolff on his July 2015 monthly update on youtube, gives an expose on how governments get their citizens to go to war. They create "the enemy," but fighting wars is expensive, so they would have to levy TAXES, which would make the war unpopular. So instead, they go to the BANKS and the spiraling cycle of debt goes on. With Bush/Cheney, of course, they just kept the war off the books, with Cheney muttering in the background, "Deficits don't matter." No. They just don't matter for YOU, you creepy billionaires who will only PROFIT from the massive public debt.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Here take this money or die! War over! 🙂

      • GOM GOM

        I am noticing avatars on this site [including mine] are switching to animals. Are we subconsciously protecting them? Feeling guilty?
        Anyway, it's a good thing.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        They give the soldiers so many vaccines and performance enhancing drugs in candy and force them in depleted uranium tanks and armored vehicles and use depleted uranium weapons and ammunition. No one can survive all that. The even sadder thing is that their children also are born with effects of the depleted uranium.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          The shooter who lost his mind and shot up the Aurora theater worked on performance enhancing candy for DARPA.

          “…Holmes also worked as a research assistant intern at the Salk Institute at the University of California at San Diego in La Jolla. The Salk Institute teamed up with DARPA, Columbia University, University of California at San Francisco, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wake Forest University, and the candy bar company Mars “to prevent fatigue in combat troops through the enhanced use of epicatechina, a blood flow-increasing and blood vessel-dilating anti-oxidant flavanol found in cocoa and, particularly, in dark chocolate,” according to Madsen’s research.
          “The DARPA program was part of the military’s “Peak Soldier Performance Program,” which involved engineering brain-machine interfaces for battlefield use and other bionic projects. …”

          • GOM GOM

            I see that Mars is family owned. Worth billions. On the Forbes List..

            And then I see a word, Symbioscience. One of the company's businesses. Not much said other than the whole 'make the world better' mantra. Then I pick up on other words like global leadership, advanced technologies..

            And on WIKI, Mars services are : Animal. (?)
            Click on animal: Animal Medicine. (?)

            Just when I think things can't get any more weird..
            I would bet if dug more deeply, there is pure evil genius involved.

  • DeadAhead

    M6.9 – 76km ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska

  • razzz razzz

    'U.S. Third Fleet Get First Woman Commander'

    "Vice Adm. Nora Tyson today became the first female commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, succeeding Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd at a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan…"

    Elsewhere, in the current post it mentions the USS Washington which was in port for maintenance and upgrades, it put to sea with a skeleton crew in a couple of days to get it clear of Daiichi's fallout.

    What was expected with 3 meltdowns in progress? They knew it was a worst lived nightmare going on but appearances were more important than safety, that is, the nuke power industry's condition is more important than any one human condition, even with the US Navy not sueable for outright damages, the Navy still partakes in a coverup. Bunch of cowards for not admitting to the facts of nuclear fallout and taking the entire fleet away from there. The USS Washington was to have very little of it.

  • Sickputer

    The Reagan ship might have "detected" the radioactive plume 132 miles away, but they certainly got much closer. Within visual view. Facebook photos don't lie from their official page. They might as well be considered the American Liquidators. Most of them will not live past 60. The US government certainly does not want to track their health history. But others can do so and post it in their own FB page. I predict reparations down the line from somebody…probably the fat cat bribed elected scum bags who got rich from special interest peddling.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A world without wars.
    Why is that so hard to imagine?
    Diplomacy and fair play ..beyond, out of reach for Humanity now.
    Another situation of 'No Return'?
    Why did Humanity make this choice?

    I'm hoping for a world, without superstition.
    Making entities like the Pope and images of supposed evil obsolete.

  • nirakenna

    We have known for decades that nuclear kills. My uncle was in navy and exposed to fallout from bomb testing in S. Pacific after WW2. He died from a rare form of Leukemia at 39. His daughter also died of cancer. Nuclear kills and mutates. The Georgia Guidestones – 10 commandments for the New World Order – states that we must bring population down to under 500 million which means nuclear power is one of the convenient ways to bring down population. Book suggestion : radiation Protective Foods by S. Shannon (2014 edition) as this demonic radiotioactive pollution from Fukushima creeps across our planet, causing random murders.

  • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

    the australian soldiers were sacrificed for the queen with open air tests in australia too. there are probably soldiers all over the world who have stories like this. thanks war pigs and nucleoapes

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    There is a REASON why the US Military sent the USS Reagan that close.

    The reason must be…that they have very little information on the effects of burning fuel pools nasty radiation and wanted to get data on how those evil vile things effected humans.

    They did plenty of testing on the bomb effects…but none, to my knowledge, on the more dangerous spent fuel fires.

    This is their "new" danger.

    One they never DARED speak of before.

  • We Not They Finally

    "…and the result that they were getting were really quite alarming to them."

    Yet they were STILL having the sailors outdoors cleaning the decks. And now no one can sue the US. Navy. Isn't it bad enough that they propagandize young people that they are "fighting for freedom" — then their own very lives mean NOTHING?

  • Why We Should NEVER Trust the Nuclear Industry!
    Well there are literally hundreds of reasons not to trust the nuclear industry. But I jotted out a few of the most egrarious real life examples of the last few years.

    "The Hill" an unabashed mouthpiece for the Nuclear Cartel posted an article on 'Energy and the Environment':

    I had this to say, please also drop some comments at their Kumbaya

    Obama gets on TV and assures the public that no harmful radiation would come to USA, that all we had to do was "keep watching", then he gets on a previously unscheduled plane to go to South America with his family and chosen few.

    Reactor 3 blows sky high, OBVIOUSLY a Prompt Critical as later verified by EPA test data showing massive amounts of isotopes in the air. Then, "they" decide to censor any more video out of Fukushima, as Reactor 4 sustains damage almost as bad as 3.

    "Speedi" plume modelling shows obvious hot zones and Japan Government directs "evacuees" to and through the hottest zones, worse even than if they had stayed put. they do not release ANY Speedi results to Japanese local officials, people, or the US Military.

    In America, all they had to do to reduce the absorbed dose by 50% was to say "stay out of the rain" for a month or two. They failed even this most basic precaution.

    In Hawaii, all the flies disappear just like TMI, and the sky is angry,…

    • when Hawaii normally gets one or two lightning rounds per year. Strontium is detected in cow milk and becomes big news, then not another peep out of the Department of Health.

      Now the nukists say "trust us" this next type of reactor will be safe and clean, which has never has a proven working model, as they coerce and lobby legislators to force people to pay more for nuclear energy than for solar.

      Even Einstein know it was a disgrace to hand this power over the atoms to greedy humans. And Oppenheimer went on video saying "we all felt like we have destroyed the Earth"

      And the nukists ponder why we fear their dangerous cartel?

      • We Not They Finally

        UNBELIEVABLY, humans can possibly even top themselves in the greedy/evil department. In the past year or two (and maybe they've already done it, for all we know,) "top scientists" have agreed that the Van Allen radiation belts circling the Earth should be destroyed by microwaves. Because they were "getting in the way" of astronaut travel and satellite transmissions! Part of the natural radio-magnetic protection of Earth, but for them, it's just a nuisance and "in the way," so the belts should be destroyed. Not even assessing the entire cosmic environment or caring what the belts are there to DO. Or how irreversible such a crazy act would be.

        All I could think on reading this is that it would be GREAT if the astronauts never made it out into space. Space should be protected from Earthlings! I'm rooting for them and their Dr. Strangelove handlers to be grounded!

    • or-well

      @stock – the word is egregious. No such word as egrarious.
      Just sayin' – for when it matters.
      Word nazi out.

    • Livingonearth

      Stock :

      " Mr. OBAMA gets on TV and assures the public that no harmful radiation would come to USA, that all we had to do was "keep watching", then he gets on a previously unscheduled plane to go to South America with his family and chosen few. "

      Very strong affirmation.
      If true it is awful selfishness and deep despise for every citizen in the USA and worlwide.

      Link welcomed

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Trusting Nuke Pukes is like trusting the heroin pusher down the street, as he bands your arm and holds the syringe and injects your arm.

        Oh don't worry because you will enjoy this ride and nothing to worry me one time will not hurt you. Wink! Wink! 🙁

        Simi~TMI~Chernobyl~ Fukushima! How many more shots in the arm can the world take?

        Not many more and when another happens.. all will be lost! 🙁


    • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

      Be careful using the argument "then [Obama] gets on a previously unscheduled plane to go to South America with his family and chosen few". People will wonder how the Prez of the USA and his entourage can go anywhere unscheduled (because I'm sure it was a state visit scheduled well in advance), then they'll ask you "Did he come back? Did he leave the wife and kids and chosen few down there? That b@sturd! Oh, wait, I saw him on TV last week pardoning a turkey or something."

      Note that I voted for Jill Stein and before her Nader, and will never vote for HClinton or any repub. I just want to make sure that arguments make sense. A sweeping statement that is wrong, even if it is a small part of a larger argument, can sink the whole argument.

      • bo bo

        Yes thanks Debby you helped debunk the Obama south America myth
        I still remember it
        It actually WAS a scheduled trip

        • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

          Obama has made *unannounced* trips to war zones a few times. He has made trips to foreign countries where his itinerary was well publicized and made the Secret Service nervous (rightly so). Those are different kinds of trips and presidents and other leaders of countries do make such trips.

          So I think the Trip to Brazil argument should perhaps be noted as "ironic" or "lucky", but arguers should go on to say he returned, so either he believed his advisors who were telling him all was fine, or if they were worried, he ignored them and he's crazy and taking his family down with him 🙁 Poor first daughters!

          And my tiny (2 inches plus beak) hummingbird avatar is not afraid of your cat avatar… though fast cats can indeed catch the unwary hummingbird! Bo would probably be gentle though 🙂

  • Ginna busted on 4 violations, but NRC says we won't "cite" 3 of them because Ginna put them on a corrective action plan. On the fourth violation that were caught with a civil response plan that completely ignored how to evacuate/warn those on the great lake that the plant sits on. This was severe, but after consultation with the NRC Director they decided "exercise discretion" and not impose any fine.
    stock "sheeshing" here, I guess that means fishermans's lives don't matter. How did a violation like this go on for 40 years?! Or if lake coverage was in a prior plan, how could it have been dropped? It just goes to show how poorly they think about what to do in an emergency. Its criminal really.

    scroll to bottom for this story


    @ Stock
    Simply, sociopaths can reek havoc on families. Often, manipulation is not seen until, if lucky, you wake up to realize that these people have changed you..for the worst. It is with this realization that one can start over by removing said psycho and getting yourself back to a normal functioning level.
    You see where I am going. I do apologize.

    • Well timed, I just sat down at computer to deal with some emails for a sociopath that has caused a lot of stress, and even financial loss. Not family, but someone who I thought was a friend.

      Nail 85% of all other "sociopath signals", someone here suggested reading "The Sociopath Next Door" which I bought and read on airplane going to Hawaii to clean up some business. Amazingly part of that business was dealing with this sociopath, who at the time, I didn't know what a sociopath really was or that he was a sociopath.

      A massive moment of realization on that plane gave me exactly what I needed to properly deal with the situation, without much emotion and to make sure I was protected. I find it hard to feel any pity for a sociopath, even though the fault is not theirs as it is just the way they are.

      But that said I also discovered another sociopath in my life, who when I mentioned sociopath and my other deal, he immediately and deeply knew what I was speaking of, and quippped back with some very insightful comments. This guy was not a holy roller, but had become deeply religious of the Christian perusasion, he used to be a heavy drinker and womanizer and worse. He admits all that. He gives 10% of a $1M income to the church each year.

      Now I understand—he is a sociopath who realized that his sociopathy was going to get himself killed. And he found God, and by the constant reminders of how to act, and a real belief, that he has…

      • ….replaced his lack of what Freud would call a superego (quite similar to conscience) with a religious belief system that well enough takes the place of the superego, at least so he can live a non predatory life and not die young.

        With that discovery, that a sociopath can lead a "normal life" I have zero respect and zero pity for sociopaths who take the easier road and manipulate and perform predatory functions. Eff them. Give them no quarter, do not let them steal your energy or your money.

        • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

          Hi Stock – it may have been me that suggested books on psychopathy.. There are a lot of psychopaths out there as you have discovered! Understanding this problem gives us additional tools to get through life without being clobbered by it. Glad you learned enough from "the Sociopath Next Door" to aid in your 'battle'. But here is another book that goes deeper, Political Ponerology.
          The book describes this condition and the problem that this condition is the only mental disorder that actually can be spread. The process of ponerization is the draining of the normal conscience using coercion, bribe, physical threat or financial promise (think Wall St). This describes what happens to entire populations under psychopathic rule – pathocracy – which is what we've got. Like what happened throughout Germany in the 1930's. Nothing I have studied sufficiently explained how this could have happened. But the ponerization process sure does. Essential psychopaths are born with the condition – they comprise about 6% of a population. But they are able to turn/convince a lot of people to follow their methods of 'winning'! Those ponerized people are able to wake up and reject the conditioning, if they are lucky. This may account for your friend who 'woke up'. It can be done.
          I highly recommend Political Ponerology and also the definitive study – The Mask of Sanity – which can be found online for free. This knowledge is the mental weapon that we all need.

  • The US Navy reported that radiation levels were thirty times (normal) (above) background levels. What I want to know is this: Who decided what was considered, "background levels", and when was it decided? Was this prior to or after the tsunami, or after or before the quake, or after or before the explosion(s)? If the latter; after or before which explosions?

    Nuke-speak is treble-yakk. Makes no sense, at all, and it is because it's not supposed to make sense to anyone but nukers. Nuke-speak does not require the ability to reason. I am sure of this (in fact, reasoning is prohibited.)

  • stephen p coyle

    Nuclear power plants are the most dangerous expensive means of producing electricity. It is a helleva way to boil water to power a steam turbine that turns an electricity generator. Just finding some place to SAFELY store the radioactive waste for thousands of years will be the massive problem for generations of human beings. If the cost of safely disposing of the nuclear waste were taken into account the idiocy of nuclear power/energy is very evident. But then using the waste to make profit by making war and using depleted uranium, bombs, rockets and bullets is really bright.

  • stephen p coyle

    Depleted uranium causes all kinds of medical problems not the least of which is cancers and birth defects. When service men who have handled and/or used it go home children born afterwards have a very high possibility of birth defects and cancers along with brain abnormalities with learning disorders if they get by the cancer and major noticeable birth defects. Maybe the high rate of suicides of active duty military and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is connected to this.

    • We Not They Finally

      Obviously so. They NEVER should have been permitted internationally, but the prohibition was only a certain amount of radiation per weapon — then obviously, there were thousands of them! They apparently leave breathable radioactive dust in their wake. Women in both Fallujah and Basra, Iraq, have been advised to bear no more children because the rate of deformities is so high (according to Helen Caldicott.) So much for "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

      • Yes, the women and men over in Iraq are now 'free' of having to bear children. Effectively, they will die out.

        The genocidal exporting of this kind of 'freedom' and democracy continues as the US keeps on selling tons of DU to anyone wanting to buy some..

  • Why We Should NEVER Trust the Nuclear Industry!

    At the bottom, drop a comment please.

    Well there are literally hundreds of reasons not to trust the nuclear industry. But I jotted out a few of the most egrarious real life examples of the last few years.

    "The Hill" an unabashed mouthpiece for the Nuclear Cartel posted an article on 'Energy and the Environment':

  • antipodes

    Unincredulous: That is so right, it's easy to ignite paper with sunlight and a properly focused magnifying glass so it's at least 451 degrees F. Water boils at 220 F. Things we all learned as children. Simplistic! Obviously Powers That Be don't want simple answers. To bad for our world.

  • from a distance from a distance

    If you have time and the desire to learn, these 3 items are a wealth of info:

    (1) "Nuclear Controversies"? 

    (2)"Radioactive Cesium and the Heart: Pathophysiological Aspects"
    by Professor Yuri I. Bandazhevsky, M.D.

    (3) "The Implications of The Massive Contamination of Japan With Radioactive Cesium" by Steven Starr

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    I do not believe the command of the Ronald Reagan knew how serious the situation was when his emergency "relief" orders came through, but high command CERTAINLY KNEW ( they have white paper research going back to the seventies on the what's and how's of nuke fuel aerosolization from airburst to melt-through down to terrorist detonation of "spent" fuel in transit TESTING ( not theoretical modeling; actual data)).

    A military doctor related to the issue pointed us to a specific photo taken in the days right after the destruction when the "official" data was obviously at extreme odds with the the observable data and independent researchers were trying to determine how to figure radiation counts from gamma strikes in ccd photos ( the ones at Tepco servers have been sanitized but I, and a number of others have a complete set of the originals as they appeared back in 2011) . ( Intersting fact: the Tepco photo has been sanitized of , almost, all dots but the embedded site zoom shot remains of the original showing tons of dots )

    The estimates made from the data show a factor of a least ten, meaning that the R.R. probably actually saw 300 times background when boots hit the ground…

    • Silverlok Silverlok

      ..Also , besides all the airborne sensors, drone info, satellite, flir and radio data ( point a radio telescope at a melt mass of corium in water and hear it sing ),

      U.S naval ships use a different type of reactor ( the RR is a nuker ) than standard commercial BWR's .

      IN short they are "hot" reactors, that take lots of upkeep require more frequent fuel rod renewal , and are very , very sensitive to environmental inputs…especially the ones for cooling.

      If cooling water ( the ocean) contains even moderate over background radiation counts.

      Which is why the RR changed it's mission plan and got the hell out of dodge and then did this :

      So they were used exactly along the philosophy Kissenger described.

      Oh , and currenlt the world supply chain for nuclear fuel is in upheaval due to the unhidable mess at fuku …it's why IRAN is suddenly a welcome nuclear player…someon has to make the fuel to keep the enrichment of uranium cheap enough to be able to afford bombs and hot nukers for warcraft …and what better place than out of almost every prying eye than IraN?

  • DeadAhead

    Does anyone know if the fuel is still in reactor after several websites didn't get the answer or just another ticking time bomb

    • or-well

      Camp Century
      47,000 gal liquid nuke waste dumped into icecap.

      Ice movement doomed the camp. Sort of like WIPP, only much faster.
      Abandoned for good in '66, now destroyed.

      After installation and startup in late '60, they discovered the nuke reactor needed more shielding. Oops. Fly in lead bricks. Reactor was removed in '64. Nobody wanted it,so it went for destructive testing.

  • rogerthatμsvh-still-detected-in-fukushima-city/

    [Video] 20 μSv/h still detected in Fukushima city

    by Mochizuki July 26, 2015

    On 4/23/2015, a citizen’s group detected 20.1 μSv/h in Fukushima city. It was in the river area of Abukuma-gawa river, where is open for everyone as a park.

    It was over scale of the dosimeter tested by Ministry of the Environment so the radiation level was confirmed by scintillation survey meter TCS-172B.

    From their record, the radiation level was over 0.5 μSv/h in many places of the area but it even spikes up at hotspots.

    It is not prohibited to enter this area. Students and mothers with children play and jog in this park.

    ↓ A mother playing with her child in the same area as where the citizen’s group detected over 20 μSv/h.

    ↓ Junior high school students jog where 0.9 μSv/h is measured.

    ↓ It went over scale of the ordinary dosimeter tested by Ministry of the Environment.

    Iori Mochizuki

  • rogerthat

    Tue Jul 28, 2015
    Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 billion

    Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, will receive 950 billion yen more in public funds on top of the 6.125 trillion agreed earlier, the utility and the government said.

    The increase, agreed after a request by Tepco, adds to the bill for taxpayers for the disaster in March 2011, when three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, destroying businesses and livelihoods.

    Tepco has face a stream of legal cases seeking compensation over the disaster. …

  • rogerthat


    Foreign travel advice
    Current travel advice
    Still current at: 28 July 2015
    Updated: 27 July 2015

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the exclusion zones around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility identified by the Japanese authorities. See Fukushima …

  • rogerthat

    July 28, 2015 (Tue.)
    Fukushima fisheries co-ops approve TEPCO's contaminated water 'subdrain plan'

    FUKUSHIMA — Local fisheries cooperatives have approved of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s "subdrain plan" at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant whereby radioactively contaminated groundwater goes through a purification unit and is released to the sea as they have no better options to speed up the recovery of the local fishing industry.

    "We are compelled to agree (with TEPCO's plan) for the recovery of the fishing business in Fukushima Prefecture," Hiroyuki Sato, 59, head of Soma-Futaba fisheries cooperative association told reporters after a board meeting on July 27 in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture.

    He looked relieved to have achieved consensus among association board members to approve the subdrain plan.

    Sato, along with the cooperative's other senior officials, have grown distrustful of TEPCO and the government after a series of incidents of contaminated water leaking into the sea. However, they judged that delaying making a decision on the matter would not provide them with another option.

    TEPCO and the government have explained the subdrain system …

    • rogerthat

      to Fukushima fisheries cooperatives as one of the best solutions for controlling the contaminated water leak.

      There are three fisheries cooperative associations in Fukushima Prefecture — Soma-Futaba and Iwaki that mainly operate coastal fishing and Onahama trawl fishery engaged in distant ocean fishing. Senior officials from TEPCO and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have been visiting these cooperatives since this past spring to apologize for a series of contaminated water mishaps.

      If the subdrain system is utilized, it will not only reduce the amount of groundwater flowing into nuclear reactor buildings, but is also expected to stop contaminated water leaking into the harbor with seaside barriers surrounding No. 1 to No. 4 reactor buildings. TEPCO asked for understanding of the subdrain system from the cooperatives, explaining that unless the seaside barriers are closed at an early stage, over 300 metric tons of contaminated water will flow into the sea every day.

      A sense of crisis among the fisheries cooperatives has driven them to approve the subdrain plan. The number of Soma-Futaba and Iwaki cooperative members fell after the March 2011 disaster. Soma-Futaba cooperative saw its membership drop from 1,119 to 947 and Iwaki from 433 to 362 in four years.

      Furthermore, the fish haul from test fishing carried out about twice a week off the coast outside the 20-kilometer no-go zone around the nuclear plant totals less than 10 percent …

      • rogerthat

        of the pre-disaster level for both cooperatives. Soma-Futaba head Sato began telling people close to him around May this year that he couldn't face his son who had succeeded his fishing business after the disaster.

        The Iwaki fisheries cooperative, which announced approval of the subdrain plan earlier than Soma-Futaba, shares a sense of crisis for the Fukushima fishing industry. Cooperative chief Masakazu Yabuki, 79, says the early start of full operations is crucial to keep Iwaki's fishing industry alive. He added that the decision to accept the subdrain plan shows how desperate local fishermen are, saying, "We just have to trust the government and TEPCO."
        Those belonging to the Ukedo and Tomikuma branches of the Soma-Futaba cooperative resisted the TEPCO plan until the very end. These fishermen worked in coastal areas such as Namie, Futaba and Tomioka, located within the 20-kilometer zone, but they scattered to remote locations after the disaster. Test fishing operations are not being carried out in these areas, and local fishermen have no prospects of restarting their businesses.

        Soma-Futaba's Sato announced on July 27 that he began negotiating with Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations Chairman Tetsu Nozaki to expand the areas where test fishing can be operated. Sato said he persuaded the two branches by telling them that the seaside barriers need to be shut as early as possible for the expansion of test fishing. …

        • rogerthat

          Meanwhile, some fishermen are concerned about opposite effects of TEPCO's subdrain plan regarding damage by harmful rumors. Takehiko Niizuma, a 54-year-old trawler fisherman and a member of the Iwaki fisheries cooperative, remained suspicious, saying, "The plan could give the government and TEPCO excuses that even highly contaminated water (stored in tanks) can be released into the sea if it's processed or treated through the subdrain system."

          Click here for Japanese article
          July 28, 2015 (Mainichi Japan)

  • rogerthat

    July 28, 2015 (Tue.)
    Over 3,000 Fukushima residents seek compensation for mental distress from nuclear disaster

    FUKUSHIMA — More than 3,000 residents here have filed for compensation for mental distress over radiation emanating from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster through an out-of-court settlement system, it has been learned.

    The claim was filed with the government-backed Nuclear Damage Claim Dispute Resolution Center by 3,107 residents in 1,107 households in the Watari district of the city of Fukushima on July 21. They comprise about 20 percent of Watari residents.

    Through an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure, these residents are demanding plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) pay 100,000 yen per person per month and 200,000 yen per person for the first six months after the meltdown when radiation levels were higher.

    The residents claim that they harbor health concerns over radiation exposure and suffer from other forms of mental distress from the nuclear disaster. Watari is located about 60 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 plant and is known for relatively higher radiation levels compared to other districts in the city of Fukushima. According to the Fukushima Municipal Government, …

    • rogerthat

      the radiation doses in Watari topped 2 microsieverts per hour over a six-month period since the onset of the nuclear crisis.

      According to Watari residents, there are still a large number of spots in Watari whose radiation levels are over twice the national government's criteria for decontamination work, which is 0.23 microsieverts per hour.
      Under the national government guidelines, residents in government-ordered evacuation zones and "specific spots recommended for evacuation," where radiation dosage is regionally high, are entitled to 100,000 yen each a month under TEPCO's compensation for mental distress. However, residents in the city of Fukushima have been paid only 120,000 yen per adult thus far as the city falls under a voluntary evacuation zone.

      "The Watari district was not designated as a specific evacuation recommendation spot because the national and prefectural governments wanted to avoid a situation where residents in the center of the city evacuate. We should be entitled to compensation on par with that for residents in specific evacuation recommendation spots," one of the residents said at a news conference on July 21.

      In November last year, about 1,000 residents in the city of Fukushima's Onami district — about 90 percent of the district's population — filed for compensation from TEPCO via the ADR center as the area has been plagued by relatively higher radiation doses.

      July 21, 2015 (Mainichi Japan)

  • Cisco Cisco

    Capitalism 2.0…Privatize the profits, socialize the losses. US taxpayers will be on the hook for these poor sailors, too.

    "Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 billion"

    "Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

    The increase, agreed after a request by Tepco, adds to the bill for taxpayers for the disaster in March 2011, when three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, destroying businesses and livelihoods."

  • rogerthat

    Nuclear expert tasked with leading Fukushima decommissioning — The Japan Times
    JULY 27, 2015 BY MELANIE

    ” Toru Ogawa, a 64-year-old nuclear research expert, has been entrusted with probably the most challenging task facing Japan — leading the decommissioning process at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

    This April, Ogawa, a professor at Nagaoka University of Technology in Niigata Prefecture, was installed as the first chief in the Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science, a government-funded research center supporting the decommissioning. …

  • rogerthat

    July 27, 2015.
    The Lawsuits against Nuclear Power Plants in South Korea

    South Korea: After a medical checkup, Hwang, 67, a resident of Gyeongju, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had to have immediate surgery to remove the tumor. Several other people from her village, which is the closest human settlement to the Wolseong nuclear power plant, were also diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

    Hwang is among an increasing number of South Koreans who live near the country's four nuclear power plants and are joining civil suits against the operator of the plants, demanding compensation for cancer and other adverse health effects.

    The citizen’s legal actions were prompted by a landmark ruling by the Busan [where the Kori Nuclear Plant is located] district court October 2014, which ordered Korea Electric Power Corp., the government-owned operator of the nuclear plants, to pay 15 million won (1.68 million yen, or $13,500) in damages to a thyroid cancer patient.

    The number of plaintiffs seeking compensation from KEPCO for health damages incurred by radioactive emissions from the plants has now swelled to more than 2,500.

    In demanding compensation from KEPCO, she argues that radioactive emissions from the Wolseong nuclear power plant in Gyeongju, with its five reactors, have caused her thyroid cancer.

    Lawyer Kim Yeong-hui, who has encouraged residents living near nuclear plants …

    • rogerthat

      to join the litigation, said that epidemiological surveys in South Korea have shown that residents living 5 to 30 km from nuclear power plants have 1.8 times a higher incidence of thyroid cancer than people from other areas.

      Excerpt from AKIRA NAKANO, More residents joining lawsuits seeking damages from South Korean nuclear plants, Asahi Shimbum, July 15, 2015

  • rogerthat

    … The ONR said: “Overall, the information received so far does not provide ONR with confidence that Hitachi-GE, without further work and changes, will be able to deliver a PSA (safety analysis) for the ABWR, which is suitable and sufficient for ONR to carry out a meaningful assessment within the project timescales.

    “This is considered a serious regulatory shortfall which ONR are now escalating to a regulatory Issue.” …

  • rogerthat

    Korean victims of nuke bombing neglected by Japan
    JULY 27, 2015

  • rogerthat

    Late Night Live

    Radioactive graveyard in the Pacific
    Tuesday 28 July 2015

  • dunkilo

    Fantasy Island "The plume,the plume"(sarc)Nuke's fantasy is that its SAFE!!One of the biggest lies I ever heard.
    The earth is plumed 24/7

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    OT. ..but not really

    Clowns consulting clowns..

    Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

    Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate ‘Daily Show’ comic

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Has Jon Stewart said anything about Japan's nuclear meltdowns or nuclear anything? Maybe Obama was seeking a humorous way to tell everyone he was wrong about the Fukushima and it's lack of harm to the US.

      "A priest, a rabbi, and a nuclear engineer walk into a bar…"

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is the depth of propaganda in the US.
    It's all just a wee bit of a chuckle…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Jon Stewart ..the prez tapped your arse ..all personal like ..huh?
    Causing me to giggle…
    Thanks ..punk.

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