CBS: Whistleblower says “the books are being cooked” — “You can see a Fukushima happening here in the U.S.” — “They wired my car for firebombing” (VIDEO)

Published: July 19th, 2011 at 2:29 pm ET


Fukushima-type disaster inevitable in U.S.?, CBS News, July 19, 2011:

Watts Bar, in Spring City, Tenn., is the last nuclear plant to be licensed in the U.S., and a textbook study of the pros and cons of nuclear power. It provides electricity to some 9 million people in seven states, yet is dogged with a long history of safety issues and whistle-blower lawsuits — including six by a 71-year-old great-grandmother named Ann Harris. […]

What was the turning point in her work? “Basically,” she replied, “the books are being cooked. People are saying things, they swear under oath it’s been done, and it hadn’t been done.”

When Harris refused to sign a multimillion-dollar construction contract riddled with errors, she said, Tennessee Valley Authority executives told her that her career was over. Instead, it sparked a 28-year crusade devoted to preventing a nuclear accident.

Harris said, “You can see a Fukushima happening here in the U.S.” So it’s not a matter of ‘if,’ it’s a matter of – “When,” […]

There have certainly been attempts at intimidation, recrimination and really, threats on your life?

Harris responded, “Yes. They ran me off the road. They wired my car for firebombing. They dropped the universal joint out of my car.”

Harris left the TVA in 1997 […]

Published: July 19th, 2011 at 2:29 pm ET


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20 comments to CBS: Whistleblower says “the books are being cooked” — “You can see a Fukushima happening here in the U.S.” — “They wired my car for firebombing” (VIDEO)

  • like who can’t figure that out. ๐Ÿ™

  • cossack55

    It seems the technical proficency of the nuke slugs follows them into the booby-trap industry. I guess they are just better at killing people slowly.

  • alasanon

    Good for her and the federal courts that ruled in her favor to uphold the law & protect the community (and world)!! There still is a little justice out there, after all!

    Good for CBS for covering some relevant REAL NEWS, for a change… almost shocking because it seems so…sane!!

  • PaleHorse

    Never think that they will not send in the assassins to snuff you out.

    I just not saw Shepard Smith on Fox News state that radiation levels at Fukushima are declining and that it is looking safer for those living in the north-east portion of Japan. He offered next to nothing to support his statement. Maybe he knows that those assassins are watching Fox News.


  • alasanon

    Gutsy grannies saving the USA from domestic meltdowns everyday–yea!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Can I eat the fish?

    Uploaded by odzadze123 on Jul 13, 2011
    Buy your Canned Tuna, Now?

    Long term radiation effects, in Tuna?
    With many of the long term effects from the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster still ahead of us, a serious consideration should be made regarding the food chain and the possible radioactive contamination thereof. In this example, let’s look at Tuna fish. Is it safer to buy canned tuna now, before possible contamination into its food chain?
    They spawn in the Western Pacific between Okinawa and the Philippines and the Sea of Japan and they migrate over 6,000 nautical miles to the Eastern Pacific, eventually returning back to their birth waters to spawn again.
    What do Tuna eat?
    Tuna mostly eat small fish ranging from 1.5 inches up to 6 inches. Tuna will also eat squid, and very occasionally will consume crustaceans.
    The small fish that tuna will eat include skipjack herring, flying fish, lancetfish, puffer fish, triggerfish and rabbitfish.

    60% fish
    20% squid
    15% crustaceans
    If tuna eat smaller fish like Herring, then what do the Herring eat?
    Herring (a.k.a. trash fish) eat mostly plankton, as well as algae and some kelp.

    If tuna eat squid, then what do squid eat?
    Squids are carnivorous. The smaller species of squid mostly eat shrimp, and other small fish.
    How could radiation enter the fish food-chain?
    So now that we have an idea of what type of tuna is caught off Japan, and what it is that the tuna eat, lets hypothesize how radioactive particles could be ingested into this food chain.

    We know that they have been dumping tremendous amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean. This is the water that they have been spraying onto the reactors, fuel rods, and fuel pools while trying to keep them from entirely melting down. The problem is, there has been partial meltdown and the radiation is traveling with the water runoff, which is currently being dumped into the ocean (some water is being diverted into storage tanks).
    Of much higher concern is Cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years (considered gone after 300 years). Of even higher concern is Plutonium-239 which has an unimaginable half-life of 24,000 years (considered gone after 240,000 years).
    The radiation in the seawater is surely getting diluted, however fish are swimming in the water, and the diluted particles of Cesium and Plutonium will remain somewhere in the oceans for 300 to 240,000 years. Do you know how fish stay alive? They constantly are passing water through their mouths into their gills — never ending.
    Not only do little fish stay alive this way, but also big fish. So, not only will big fish get their own radiation through water injection through their gills, etc… but the big fish also eat the small fish. Effectively then, they are getting More radiation.
    The big fish are then caught for processing, distribution and consumption by humans.
    Where does the ‘canned’ tuna come from?
    About 68 percent are caught from the Pacific Ocean, 22 percent from the Indian Ocean, and the remaining 10 percent from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

    When you open a can of tuna, you don’t know where the actual tuna was caught.

    Odds are of course, that the tuna in that particular can may not have been caught off the shore of Japan — it could have been caught in any other number of places in the Pacific. Lots of these tuna migrate their way to the west coast U.S., but it takes awhile — years in some cases.
    No doubt the food supply chain will be examined further as time goes on, particularly if the situation continues to worsen at the Fukushima nuclear plant (It’s already a level-7, the highest on the nuke disaster scale). True results may not be measured for many years to come while looking back at cancer rates.

    No amount of radiation ingestion is ‘OK’ though. A single Cesium-137 particle stuck in your body could start the chain reaction that leads to cancer.

  • theypoisonus

    She is an old fighter. They Will have to kill her to shut her up!

    Good for her !

    and shame on the TVA and NRC.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    It reminds me of the disturbing story I heard this morning, the first named journalist involved in the Murdoch case was found dead.

  • jtb

    This whistleblower scenario sounds like the Karen Silkwood story- they made her life hell when she tried to stand up against the insanity.
    And THIS is the reason I just laugh at the “Faux Capitalism” link in the search results when you google for enenews- the link that begins “Who is behind enenews???”.
    yeah… I can’t imagine why the admin here would want to retain his or her privacy, with spooks out there trying to KILL people that see nuclear power for what it is…

  • Clocka

    I think she got some expensive disease and wants to die quickly.

  • Nuclear genocide of babies & children in Japan, U.S., Canada grows

    Leuren Moret also released her court statement as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought to force government officials to evacuate more than 350,000 children from the Fukushima area where they are being forcibly exposed by the government to lethal doses of radiation. Ms. Moretโ€™s court statement is reprinted below in this article as a public service….


    Leuren Moret Court statement in Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

    In her court statement as part of a lawsuit in Japan to force the evacuation of more than 350,000 children from lethal levels of radiation in the Fukushima area, Leuren Moret states,


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  • jwfuki

    Short quiz:

    The love of money is the root of all ____?