CIA Agent: Gov’t covering up effects of radiation; I hope public becomes more aware of threat to their health — Study: Actual radiation risks are “orders of magnitude greater” than official estimates; “Completely changes the picture… a serious public health hazard” (VIDEO)

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The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (pdf), Direct Estimates of Low-Level Radiation Risks of Lung Cancer at Two NRC-Compliant Nuclear Installations: Why Are the New Risk Estimates 20 to 200 Times the Old Official Estimates?, Dr. Irwin Bross, Director of Biostatistics at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, 1981 (emphasis added):

  • Nuclear submarine workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), who were exposed to low-level ionizing radiation [face] serious hazards.
  • The new risk estimates have been found to be much higher than the official estimates.
  • CDC/NIOSH refused to retract or correct the conclusion [that] “we found no positive dosage response relationships between ionizing radiation dose and mortality for any cause reported.” [They used] an incompetent way to examine this data.
  • [Our analysis] gives 189 lung cancer deaths per year per million persons per rem. This is over 100 times the official estimates and completely changes the picture.
  • PNS workers received much less than the 5 rem per year currently permitted… about 0.5 rem per year. Yet this was enough to greatly increase their risk of lung cancer.
  • Why does… data for the [Hanford] workers… show no lung cancer relationship? [When experts] analyzed the Hanford data they did find excess lung cancer and a doubling dose… similar to the corresponding estimate for the shipyard workers.
  • Estimates of risk to nuclear workers are two logarithmic orders of magnitude greater than the official risks. When the actual risks are 100 times greater, the cost-benefit calculations or permissible levels or environmental impact statements based on the official estimates cannot protect the health and safety of workers or the public.
  • Indeed, there are now more than 30 studies where the data show positive relationships in human populations exposed to low-level ionizing radiation.
  • Scientific evaluation of radiation risks [should] replace the obsolete older estimates by the newer ones. That this did not happen in the latest BEIR report suggests that official estimates are no longer a scientific product but rather a political one.
  • Radiation [studies] become bogged down in real or manufactured “controversies”… There is now much more than a prima facie case that NRC permits doses of radiation that are dangerous – a dose that doubles the risk of a fatal disease is a serious public health hazard.

Jay Mullen, former CIA agent and professor at Southern Oregon Univ., Oct 2013 (15:30 in):

  • When I was 19 years old, I was… a University athlete. I woke up one night and couldn’t move, it paralyzed me… it just baffled doctors… the Univ. of California Medical Center… determined it was the thyroid disorder that was paralyzing me… I had a thyroidectomy and as a consequence I wear what we call the Hanford necklace.
  • There’s a good reason if you are an investor in the nuclear community to cover up the pernicious effects of radiation, because there’s profits in nuclear operations… There are strong ‘balance sheet’ reasons to continue the nuclear community, and therefore there’s a reason to discount the possible adverse effects of radiation.
  • I was in the government, but I was in the government clandestinely. I was an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency in Africa in the 1970s… I understand very well that the government covers up things that might in fact be embarrassing to the government. What could be more embarrassing to the government than the fact that they hazarded their own people by their operations in the atomic community?
  • I would hope the American public becomes more aware of the effects that radiation can have on the public’s health.
  • The thing I find most distressing is the dissembling and… the contempt that the government and its contractors have had for the people who they’ve in fact affected.

Watch the interview here

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  • jackassrig

    Albert Nock said that bureaucracies are created to solve a problem. After a while the bureaucracy creates more problems so new bureaucracies are born. So it goes until the whole sorry mess implodes.

    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah, and sometimes they are just born bad from the get-go. Note that the English translation of KGB is "Department of Homeland Security."

  • Radicaldata Radicaldata

    Hello all beautiful people here,

    There has been questions such as, "how WE let this all happen",…"how WE didn't know this was going to happen",…We are not to blame…WE are to blame etc,etc.

    There is one thing that has always confounded me regards the POWER of suggestion….."How can a country go to war with it self ?"
    HOW can people of the southern part of one country or the people of a northern part of that same country be SO CONVINCED to go across a border to kill people they don't know and also kill their own families living there…..?

    What POWER of words can convince people to do that ?????

    Those same WORD MASTERS are dumbing the masses STILL!
    These same WORD MASTERS are convincing populations there is no such problem as Fukushima radiation.

    I just can't believe how people are so STUPID SHEEPLE….Really I can't.

    Stay Cool 🙂

    • West Aussie West Aussie

      Hi back to you, Radicaldata, and to all the other enenews readers. My apologies for being out of touch for some time. I have had to attend to things that have rendered me unable to comment due to lack of time.
      Radical, you talk of the 'word masters' who have managed to stupefy the human race.
      This guy can tell you how stupid we have been made.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSrgf8bERAo
      So far he has managed to blow me away.
      Go check out the occult Amerikan flag on display during the supposed 'surrender' of the Japanese on the Missouri.
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Admiral_Sir_Bruce_Fraser_signs_the_Japanese_surrender_document_for_Great_Britain_on_board_USS_MISSOURI_in_Tokyo_Bay,_2_September_1945._A30425.jpg
      Thirty one stars?!? Flag backwards?!? Douglas Dietrich has an interesting slant to give.
      For those who may have been hankering for a bit of Uncle-Daddy…
      Well hanker no longer. https://horserotovator.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/its-a-one-horserotovator-town/
      See you.

      • Jebus Jebus

        Interesting, California was the 31st state added in 1850.

        That flag flew for seven years.

        It's a pre civil war flag and it's not being flown in that pic.

        It's on display and it's canton is correct if you are running into battle, to the right of some poor soul, carrying the colors, at that time in history. The canton is always next to the pole the flag flies from. Facing left or right…

        The most curious thing about it though, is that the stars on it, are laid out in the wrong formation…

        http://www.usflag.org/history/the31starflag.html

        • Jebus Jebus

          Ah!, there is always a reason…

          Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used. The principal acts affecting the flag of the United States are the following:

          http://www.usflag.org/history/flagevolution.html

          • West Aussie West Aussie

            I don't think Dietrich is denying that the providence of the flag could be from an earlier incarnation of the USA but why use it in a ceremony of such great and momentous moment in the history of the present USA?
            Especially since it was flown across the globe by the Americans for the ceremony (according to Dietrich. I haven't gotten round to verifying it yet but I have looked up some of his other claims and they seem to check out with independent sources). Doesn't make sense to me but then again the Americans have not been making much sense for a while now.
            Nor Australians
            Nor British, European, Middle Eastern. I think you get the picture I seeing.
            It's making my eyes smart. (What a strange double meaning)

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        What an expose in that youtube vid. Had no idea of most of it.

        • PlowboyGrownUp

          I already knew one part, that the govt is composed of psychopaths.

          • West Aussie West Aussie

            Oh so true, PlowboyGrownUp. They want war to cover their up the gaping cracks in their fiat money system. In fact they have had war since forever. We just didn't realize it was the very underpinning of our European enterprise to 'civilize' the world by committing genocide.
            Very hard to take it all in sometimes.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              So, so true.. "Very hard to take it all in sometimes."

              • West Aussie West Aussie

                Hi Obewanspeaks, Dietrich's comments about Fukushima come at about 1hr:27min mark and deals with it by comparing the situation with a lot of other situations where nuclear reactors have been allowed to accumulate and deteriorate.
                I would tend to take issue with him on this because we are dealing with hot fission products from triple melts, not just the carcases of reactors. Trouble is with that criticism is that we have no idea of what the Soviets, or the Americans, or British, or Israeli's, did with their nuke-puke.
                What we do know of now makes me shudder. What we probably don't know makes me feel worse!

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The big problem here, the greatest obstacle against socital change, is the economy.
    The economy requires ever greater sales, with increasing waste.
    And with ever increasing population.
    We have now reached the point of dimishing returns, which everyone is feeling so acutely.
    The economy cannot operate in a world where it is international policy to depopulate the Earth.
    If the goal is to reduce the population of Earth to equal the carrying capacity, the economy will be permanently depressed.
    Look at the struggles in Japan, which has a declining population.
    Nevertheless, this is a project that must be undertaken, if the human race is to survive here on Earth.
    What we fail to do through vision and determination, will be done for us by dimished resources, famine, war, and disease.
    Farmers have learned that when they plant a monoculture (like corn), something will figure out a way to eat it.
    Same with the human population.
    Some bug will figure out a way to eat US, and will bring the human population down, without any action by us.

    Nuclear power plants were designed to run inside reactors with at least 2 levels of containment.
    We now have on Earth 3 out of control rogue nuclear reactors, fissioning away underground with no containment at all.
    Apparently, these 3 reactors contain many fatal doses for each human being on the planet.
    We will see within a generation or two how badly Earth has been poisoned.
    Peace, all. 🙂

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    oops..The "radioactive" superbugs are already here and sadly many more are being mutated/created as we all type! 🙁

  • GOM GOM

    ☆phil☆
    "The economy cannot operate in a world where it is international policy to depopulate the Earth".

    But first, there must be one agenda, and that would be at the education level. One cannot do anything without dumbed down masses. We have arrived.

    There are very few people I share pertinent serious information with. But I feel you are someone who should know the name Charlotte Iserbyt. She was an upper government echelon [head of DOE] turned whistleblower. Her book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" is free [pdf] online. All that is required is advanced high level reading and comprehension, you will have no problem. Also, check out her vids and other writings. Did you know that teachers are forced into silence and trained to to teach idiocy? Or that the 'system' is based on Pavlov's dog training methods? How about bringing commies here to set it up?

    This woman saved me. In all ways a person can be saved. I almost had a breakdown when I read what had been purposely done to me throughout my 'school' years. I cried for 3 days, and then came the anger..and then a resolve to re-educate myself, starting with US history..an ATROCITY to the world.
    And this brings us full circle to your statement above, doesn't it..?

    Charlotte Iserbyt, I salute you.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Many thanks, GOM. Will add "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" to my reading list.

      • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

        I haven't read her GOM but my own family and friends I grew up with (who are teachers or have children or both) have filled me in starting decades ago the dumbing down in schools. The media and government I figured out on my own as a child. I refused to watch the boob tube from 14 years on..other than Saturday night live in the 70's! I guess I was also lucky to have been expected to think for myself in school, a science teacher made that click, but even english class we had to read and understand The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and Animal Farm by George Orwell. Now they don't even teach cursive writing! Get them all to depend on that device in their hand, then shut it down! I explained this to a 20 something and asked him what he would do without his "smarfone". The look of astonishment was priceless!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    .. 😉 Only way they could have gotten away with it all.

    • GOM GOM

      What I know for sure:

      The Royal Family runs the world.
      The Queen owns the largest oil companies worldwide.
      The United States still pays taxes to England.
      The United States was never "free" of England.
      The Federal Reserve is owned by English Rothschild Bank.
      The Reserve Banks of several major nations are English Rothschild owned.
      The Jewish/English George Soros has bankrupted Englands' banking system.
      The English George Soros met Barack Obama in England.
      The Barack Obama attended an elite English Economic University.
      The Barack Obama "family" is imaginary. For entertainment purposes only.

      The threat to America is real. She is being dismantled. We, as a nation, have been led down a path of deceitful lies and propaganda leading us to bankruptçy. The English Lords have our blood, sweat and tears.
      Our farewell present? The ultimate false flag: Fukushima.

      The United States is technically a corporation.

      • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

        Hi GOM,let's not forget that the 'Rothschild' real monicker is Bauer.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        So which of these universities is an English Economic University?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        What makes you think the US pays taxes to England?

        • mairs mairs

          Just another crackpot with a new forum to play on.

          • GOM GOM

            Resorting to name calling? For shame. How on [Earth, well, whats left of it], do you expect to be taken seriously as a poster when you resort to name calling? That post was out of boredom to see the response. [Its all fact]

            And since I resign myself and accept the fact that some rogue particle is hunting in my system for a place to reside and fester, I bid you.. Adou.

            take care, Mairs

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        The US is not technically a corporation.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        George Soros is Hungarian and American, not English.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        Nuclear energy and weapons is bankrupting England and the US.

        • GOM GOM

          PT
          I am sorry you appear ill-informed.

          Simply, all of us have different 'likes', topics of interests..ect. I have always been fascinated with the dark dealings of politicos and their associates. It takes years and much back-breaking time-consuming research to find dirt on someone trying to hide it. Sometimes just a 'speck' or sliver of something slips through..just enough to make you curious. And bingo! There IT is. The connection. The dirt. Whatever.

          I have something for you, right now. If you dare, look up Subud. The Cult of Subud. Look at the founder and then tell me that isnt OBAMAS REAL FATHER. His 'Mother' belonged to this cult, PT.

          THEN, WE CAN TALK, DEAL?

          • We Not They Finally

            GOM, that's getting unduly antagonistic. It's your OPINION. It's just your OPINION. More than (maybe WAY more than) half the people out there think that your "I know this for sure" about Obama personally, is crap. Us, we don't even like Obama, but this gets crappy. It's just someone's OPINION. Leave it.

          • We Not They Finally

            GOM, you are so over the line bullying people with this, you actually need to retract. Obama's "real father" was Indonesian (with straight hair, and likely short stature, as is the genetics there) and his mother white, yet he is a tall black man with frizzy hair? The people pushing this even did obviously deliberate photo-shopping.

            You've been a good poster and I used to think that you were of sound judgment. I'd like to think that again, but WTF???? Please. Return to sanity. No one cares what you think, but it's embarrassing if you are self-righteous about it.

            • GOM GOM

              The only people here who appear to be 'bullied' or who ignorantly respond as to one 'being bullied' are a few ranting women. But that is expected. Carry on..

              • We Not They Finally

                Relieved to hear that you only have it in for half of the human race (women.) And that is YOUR picture? You're a woman? No, no, DON'T clarify. Let's just drop it.

      • We Not They Finally

        GOM, it's unclear that you know all this "for sure." (And no, OF COURSE George Soros is not British!) But what is your POINT? A lot of libertarians have been (if surprisingly) better than so-called progressives on Fukushima. But it all get mixed in with some litany that people say they know "for sure," when really, they just believe what's on someone's website….

        (Even though much of this is OT in the first place.)

      • nedlifromvermont

        @GOM … very interesting … indeed …

        peace …

        global musical chairs …

        and the walls come tumbling down …

  • Nick

    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon's top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a force to fight climate change."

    http://news.yahoo.com/dozens-u-companies-bet-nuclear-power-revolution-report-144649947–sector.html

    Sound the trumpets!!! Nuclear Energy to the rescue in the battle against Climate Change.

    Why do I not get up and dance at this reality?

    Because my body aches from decades of ionizing radiation and the knowledge that more of the same awaits me for the rest of my life.

    Hail to nuclear, a well positioned industry ready to FEED off of the Climate Change hysteria.

    • We Not They Finally

      "The Pentagon's top arms provider." That sounds like an unbiased source to be pushing nuclear, yes? [sarc] And Bill Gates (whatever his greedy-grab business acumen) is pretty much brain dead. Half his brain does not even work. But what people oftentimes miss, is the connections between the telecom industry and the military these days. (Hint: Up there in the sky.) And between the two of them, they gobble up fantastically greater amounts of wrongly-used energy than you and I with our poor pathetic automobiles EVER could. While they are busy CAUSING climate change.

      Orwell used to be just an idea. Now it seems to be the rule.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Let's see if the Vatican ..falls in behind this..

      • GOM GOM

        We
        Actually if memory serves, Bill Gates IQ is about 150. He also is the richest man in the US for 15-20 years. He is also a Eugentics advocate which makes him very appealing.

        Aren't you off topic? A tad hippocritical?

        • We Not They Finally

          IQ is a limited spectrum of brain function. David Keith probably has a high IQ too, but he's been dubbed "Dr Strangelove." The original Dr. Strangelove, Edward Teller, had a high IQ and was a menace to mankind.

          The rest you can defend on your own. The rope is that-a-way. Take all you want.

        • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

          I have to drop a comment here. Any links and information provided here are appreciated. We know the media and government fear mongering not just here in the U.S. but in the U.S.S.R. during "the cold war" is what drove the acceptance of nuclear weapons. The nuclear power presented as "safe". We know this was all a big lie and the guys making the decisions then are mostly gone. Who really knows who is behind the U.S. government policies? They are bought and paid for before chosen to campaign. Bill Gates, well he makes the software these people at the top need to control, he knows he would be dead if he didn't fall in line. I recall him coming across as a bit of a hippie peace loving type. Sure he must have some influence but you can bet the meanest and least caring people are pulling the strings. Who they really are doesn't matter someone just as bad will take their place when they die. We (the masses) will likely never know tho whole truth.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A fairly good article..
    I wouldn't have ended it .. with a statement suggesting a person ask Godzilla..

    What’s Really Going on at Fukushima?
    June 15 2015

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/15/whats-really-going-on-at-fukushima/

  • humptydumpty humptydumpty

    Purple slugs washing up onto Bay Area beaches — could these be genetically mutated organisms?

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_28302236/invasion-blob-giant-purple-sea-slugs-slime-east

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Scale of Fukushima clean-up problems revealed as decommissioning 'road map' is revised

    Revision of the "road map" to decommission nuclear power plant destroyed by tsunami exposes the severity of challenges faced
    June 15 2015

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1822629/fukushima-decommissioning-plan-suffers-another-setback

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Speed no longer top priority at nuclear plant
    June 15 2015

    http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/speed-no-longer-top-priority-nuclear-plant

    No hurry?
    Hard to work up against ..on-going?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Shut all this Nuclear crap down now! Your link! 🙁

    "The biggest hazard at the plant remains the high amounts of radiation within reactor buildings. Levels are too high for a human to survive more than two minutes, while attempts to use robots to survey the damage have foundered because they can't negotiate the debris."

  • demise demise

    Nuclear has been a supposed god-send since the 50's. Now that they have been exposed as extremely hazardous (to produce and store waste) and accidents like Fukushima are unrepairable, it is really the devil incarnate.

    I am not sure what is worse nuclear contamination of the entire environment or food laced with chemicals and GMO's. Technology is now the enemy now that greed has overcome everything else. Just look at the other big brother tech that are deadly, fast food(obesity), cell phone(human cell breakdown/cancer), oil(carcinogenic), artificial sweeteners(cancer/organ malfunction), pharmaceuticals(many side effects including death), ect…

    • nedlifromvermont

      nuclear (unnecessary uranium fission power on the commercial grids worldwide) is the stupidest and biggest problem we face … also the easiest target and the most dangerous, long-term/planet-wide, so we start with this idiotic bogeyman … then on to unnecessary fossil fuel use; unnecessary pesticides/chemicals etc. and don't forget fracking (which is helping kill Big Nuke now, but is also using radioactive isotopes to scope drilling prospects … so linked thereby to the nuclear bugaboo)

      We will fight while we have life;

      We will storm the bridge (figuratively) of our sinking Titanic Earth …

      We welcome any who want to share in our work!!!

      Go Enenews and the 'newser team!!

      Joust ON!! You all rock!! Nedli out …

      • Yes Nedli we shall joust until the jousting is done!

      • Silverlok Silverlok

        Tactically speaking, if you do not want to hold a region, popping it's reactors is easy , cost effective and morally and strategically, detrimental to the local populous.
        SO 400 'soft' targets world wide, 80+ of them over 25 years old and no plan or map for any of the 400 as to where to store the waste other than on site above the reactors in pools , outside of containment, accumulating at a rate of several hundreds of tons every five or six years( rate at which reactor need re-fuel)

        • GOM GOM

          Silver
          I hadn't thought of it. But to what end? What I mean is why? This does smell of a setup. Or, is the lack of security, planning for mega-mounds of radioactive waste/sludge…just blind oversight? Greed makes people mindless and foolish with little thought to outcome.

          I have noticed a pattern evolving regarding all these so-called 'accidents' in the US. Trains, oil/chemical spills, inflatable dam being hacked up (fresh water loss was tragic) Talk about "detrimental to the local populous"..This sure looks planned to me.

          We are always spoonfed crap about "cells" that are waiting for "the right moment to attack". It would be wise to assume the "attack" would be silent, aimed at crucial targets or anything to cause disruption or poison water..ect.

          Your post was thought provoking as well as scary. We are wide open Silver.

          Thanks and good-night.

  • mairs mairs

    From Pope Francis' leaked Encyclical draft:

    “We have grown up thinking that we were her (the earth's) owners and dominators, authorized to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      "…’The attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions.’,,,
      “The draft is not a detailed scientific analysis of the global warming crisis. Instead, it is the pope's reflection of humanity's God-given responsibility as custodians of the Earth.
      “At the start of the draft essay, the pope wrote, the Earth ‘is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorized to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.’…
      “According to the leaked document, the pope will praise the global ecological movement, which has ‘already traveled a long, rich road and has given rise to numerous groups of ordinary people that have inspired reflection.’…"
      http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/06/pope-francis-climate-change-encyclical

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Now were talking! 🙂 About time!

  • Jebus Jebus

    "CIA Agent: Gov’t covering up effects of radiation; I hope public becomes more aware of threat to their health — Study: Actual radiation risks are “orders of magnitude greater” than official estimates; “Completely changes the picture… a serious public health hazard” (VIDEO)"

    Fukushima 24 hr Live Stream Breakdown June 16th 2015

    12 noon Pacific Canada time we kick off a 24 hour live stream right here to raise awareness to the Fukushima Expedition For Life Research and raise funds to continue on . We show the survey of British Columbia Canada Tidal Pools and show the results . We break down the melt downs of japans nuclear power plant reactors and we cover as many aspects of radiation and Fukushima as humanely possible in a 24 hour live stream.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB-eH2OMLuY&feature=youtu.be

  • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

    Thank you Jebus. I sent the bookmark to myself as a reminder… 12 hours 44 minutes from now…
    Will watch and donate. And try to stay strong and not cry…

  • rogerthat

    http://rt.com/news/267268-residents-demand-compensation-fukushima/

    7,000 Japanese claim $297mn in Fukushima nuclear disaster damages

    June 15, 2015
    Reuters / Shizuo Kambayashi

    Some 7,000 people in Japan's Tochigi prefecture have sought $297 million in compensation over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They are also demanding a decontamination fund, health checks, and an apology from the plant's operator.

    The residents' lead lawyer, Koji Otani, said it is “irrational” for his clients to be treated differently than Fukushima residents, as the same amount of radiation was detected in Tochigi, Kyodo News reported.

    Read more
    ​New drone to autonomously inspect crippled Fukushima reactors

    The move by residents of Tochigi prefecture –some 100 kilometers from the site of the nuclear disaster – demands the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), act on their requests.

    “We want TEPCO to take seriously the fact that over 7,000 people raised their voices,” Otani told a news conference at the Tochigi Prefectural Government office.

    They are demanding sums ranging from 120,000 yen (US$971) to 720,000 yen ($5,800) per person, which is equivalent to the amount awarded to voluntary evacuees in Fukushima. The compensation is for mental suffering and extra living expenses caused by the disaster, according to lawyers. …

    • rogerthat

      In addition to financial compensation, the residents are also demanding a fund for decontamination, health checks, and an official apology from TEPCO.

      The residents filed the appeal with the Nuclear Compensation Dispute Resolution Center on Monday. They were living in Otawara, Nasushiobara, and Nasu at the time of the nuclear meltdown.

      “I let my [elementary school] child play in the garden without knowing radiation levels immediately after the accident,” said Mako Tezuka, 45, one of the residents who filed the appeal.

      Read more
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      “Four years later, I still haven’t received any explanation or apology from TEPCO, and I’m only left with worries about the future and health of my child,” she said.

      Over 30 percent of those seeking compensation were under 18 at the time of the disaster, or were born after it happened, attorneys said.

      The appeal comes more than four years after a massive earthquake and tsunami led to the March 2011 meltdown of three nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, leading to the contamination of surrounding areas.

  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    Screening sought for another Hamaoka reactor
    Jun. 16, 2015

    … Local municipalities oppose restarting the plant.

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/

    House panel calls out nuclear officials over repeated failures via The Albuquerque Journal

    Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation’s nuclear complex.

    The lawmakers, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., pushed top officials with the U.S. Energy Department and the National Nuclear Safety Administration for details on how the agencies plan to revamp oversight of the contractors that run the facilities.

    The hearing focused on oversight failures that contributed to a 2014 radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that forced the indefinite closure of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository, near Carlsbad in southern New Mexico. Investigators determined that a container of waste improperly packed at Los Alamos National Laboratory ruptured, allowing radiation to escape.

    […]
    Officials reiterated their commitment to making improvements, but lawmakers said they had little confidence because lessons had yet to be learned from past problems. Some described the agencies’ records as alarming.

    As for WIPP, an Energy Department official acknowledged during the hearing that it could take several years before full operations resume and that the final price tag is unknown. …

    • rogerthat

      Preliminary estimates have pegged the cost of resuming some operations at more than $500 million. …

      • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

        Great posts as always rogerthat! I am hoping that nuclear plants are taken from the system of "contractor bidding" mainly because the biggest incentive is to get the job done as cheaply as possible. This "cheapness" has become crystal clear to me after gaining knowledge of how these rattle traps were built. The skimping has been done since day one and continues. All need to be shut down and taken control of by responsible groups, funded by all of us on this planet for the rest of time.

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Nuclear for profit is probably the most stupid human endeavor of all time and our longest lasting legacy. Sucks for mankind. And everything else that once populated our poor planet.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Someone prosecute those public-fleecing, child-killing, psychopathic, vulture capitalist, genome detroying, planet raping, bomb-dropping, slave-making, peeping-tom, genocidal maniacs! This is ridiculous. Is there no justice left on this planet. Or is it for sale to the highest bidder as well. FTS!

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