Japan Scientist: “I’ve never seen this before” — White lungs found in dolphins that died during mass stranding near Fukushima — Interruption of blood supply leading to death of tissue — Disease has been linked to radiation exposure

Published: April 15th, 2015 at 10:08 am ET
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Asahi Shimbun, Apr 11, 2015 (emphasis added):

  • Google Translate: Ibaraki Prefecture… for a large amount of dolphin which was launched on the shore… the National Science Museum… investigated… researchers rushed from national museums and university laboratory, about 30 people were the anatomy of the 17 animals in the field. [According to Yuko Tajima] who led the investigation… “the lungs of most of the 17… was pure white ischemic state, visceral signs of overall clean and disease and infections were observed”… Lungs white state, that has never seen before.
  • Systran: The National Science Museum… investigated circumstance and cause etc concerning the mass dolphin which is launched to the seashore of Ibaraki prefecture… the researchers ran from the museum and the university laboratory… approximately 30 people dissected 17… [Yuko Tajima] of the National Science Museum which directed investigation research worker [said] “the most lung 17 was state with true white, but as for the internal organs being clean”… The lung true white as for state, says… have not seen.

Fukushima Diary, Apr 12, 2015: According to National Science Museum, most of the inspected 17 dolphins had their lungs in ischaemia state… The chief of the researching team stated “Most of the lungs looked entirely white”… internal organs were generally clean without any symptoms of disease or infection, but most of the lungs were in ischaemia state. She said “I have never seen such a state”.

Wikipedia: Ischemia is a vascular disease involving an interruption in the arterial blood supply to a tissue, organ, or extremity that, if untreated, can lead to tissue death.

Many reports have been published on the links between ischemia and radiation exposure:

  • “It has been shown that the ionizing radiation in small doses under certain conditions can be considered as one of starting mechanisms of… IHD [ischemic heart disease].” -Source
  • “Radiation risks on non-cancer effects has been revealed in the [Chernobyl] liquidators… Recently, the statistically significant dose risk of ischemic heart disease… was published.” -Source
  • “Incidence of and mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) have been studied in a cohort of 12210 workers [at] Mayak nuclear facility… there was statistically significant increasing trend in IHD incidence with total external gamma dose.” -Source
  • “Numerous studies have been published concerning non cancer diseases in liquidators… Risk of ischemic heart disease… seems increased.” -Source
  • “In 1990 the International Chernobyl Project has been carried out under the aegis of the IAEA… It is known that the international experts who had taken part in the International Chernobyl Project were aware of the report by the Minster of the Ministry of Health Care of Belarus delivered at an informal meeting arranged by the IAEA… The Belorussian Minister reported about… the worsening of the general health state of the affected population… “Among adults in 1988 there was a two- to fourfold increase, in comparison with preceding years, in the number of persons suffering from… ischemic heart diseases” -Source
  • “In a study on a Russian cohort of 61,000 Chernobyl emergency workers… a statistically significant risk of ischemic heart disease was observed.” -Source

See also: Japan Times: Over 150 dolphins wash ashore at multiple locations -- 50 miles from Fukushima border -- Could be largest mass stranding ever reported in nation's history -- Govt' Expert: "The dolphins may have had psychological problems... We don't see any immediate signs of cancer" (VIDEO)

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263 comments to Japan Scientist: “I’ve never seen this before” — White lungs found in dolphins that died during mass stranding near Fukushima — Interruption of blood supply leading to death of tissue — Disease has been linked to radiation exposure

  • Sam Sam

    Read a story other day of how people are so
    so dependent on their electronic internet connected
    devices as if they are now an extension of our brains
    and CNS. This need to have power on all the time
    is killing us. Boiling water with nuclear energy to
    create steam to turn turbines is bat shit crazy.
    Our addiction to electricity is killing us.
    At least with Stone Age living it was clean , brutal
    and not earth destroying. Nothing we can do about
    the forcers of Nature. We are all transient on this
    Earth.


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  • irhologram

    http://io9.com/5900099/why-are-thousands-of-dolphins-dying-off-the-coast-of-peru
    All of the 20 or so animals Yaipén has examined showed middle-ear hemorrhage and fracture of the ear's periotic bone, lung lesions and bubbles in the blood. To him, that suggests that a major acoustic impact caused injury, but not immediate death. Most of the dolphins apparently were alive when they beached, or had died very recently. "The animal would become disoriented, would have intense pain, and would have to make a great effort to breathe," he said of the injuries.
    FYI. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood–air_barrier
    The blood–air barrier (alveolar–capillary barrier or membrane) exists in the gas exchanging region of the lungs. It exists to prevent air bubbles from forming in the blood, and from blood entering the alveoli.


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  • KenV

    The medical literature has shown years ago that low dosage x-rays cause heart disease, so these findings in dolphins aren't unexpected. But medical "experts" (and pawns and member of the nuclear radiation business) have long claimed that low doses of ionizing radiation is "acceptable" without ever showing scientifically that it is safe. On the contrary, robust evidence showed decades ago that the lowest possible dose causes cancer, particularly breast cancer ( described in Rolf Hefti's 'The Mammogram Myth' – see http://www.supplements-and-health.com/mammograms.html ).

    The amount of truth suppression and systematic propaganda by the medical and radiation industries about the real dangers of ionizing radiation is mindblowing . It has been going on for decades, and it continues today. The lack of continuous and in-depth media coverage of the ongoing serious disaster at Fukushima is indicative of the huge racket.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And here is Human response.

    Posing children with sea lions, harassing them for selfies: A Huntington Beach group tries to keep the humans at bay
    April 24 2015

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/sea-658058-beach-lions.html


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    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      "..And, like the sea lions, the volunteers sometimes run into humans behaving badly.

      In fact, the conflicts between people who want to get a photo or a reaction out of the beached animals and a group armed with caution tape is taking place almost daily.

      “I’ve seen people throw rocks at the sea lions, throw soda on them, poke them with their surfboards,” said Wendy Hawkins, 43, of Huntington Beach, the founder of a blue-shirted group calling itself the Marine Mammal Safety Team. “We’re just trying to keep the mammals safe until the rescuers get there.

      “Sometimes, people have no compassion.”
      —-

      Consumer's of everything including other's entity's misery.., they are truly disgusting..
      good thing it trigger's also other human's to behave the opposite..


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      ha! there you go. Nuke plants poison things and cause leukemia in children. The pro nuclear mantra; "sure, we release a little poison, but it doesnt poison anything, you fool"


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    • rogerthat

      and this is from december:

      http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/12/116_170151.html

      In a small town near the Gori Nuclear Plant in Busan, 15 of 711 residents have thyroid cancer. In some families, there are more than two people suffering from it.

      All the villages near the country's four nuclear power plants show that there are much higher numbers of people with thyroid cancer than the national average, and this, environmental groups claim, is not a coincidence.

      According to the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement, the percentage of thyroid cancer patients was 0.42 percent in Korea as of 2011, but the rate for villages near the plants was 1.61 percent. …


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  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    I wish there was some way to wake people up…or force them to listen and not turn away or hide away or keep being in denial. Collectively, we can't fix this until/or unless more people wake up to the truth!


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  • rogerthat

    this is a thorough piece:

    http://japanfocus.org/events/view/251

    Testy Team Abe Pressures Media in Japan
    Apr. 16, 2015

    Jeff Kingston

    In an April 2, 2015 essay in the Number One Shimbun published by the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan, veteran German journalist Carsten Germis shares his experiences of being harassed by the Japanese government basically for doing his job.

    In his view, the Abe government is overly sensitive to criticism and responds aggressively in trying to suppress such views. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.beyondnuclear.org/radioactive-waste-whatsnew/2015/4/15/declarations-of-resistance-to-radioactive-waste-risks.html

    From the Mojave desert of the American Southwest, to the shoreline of the Great Lakes in Canada, resistance to risky radioactive waste burial schemes is intensifying in the U.S. Congress. …


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      This land is your land, this land is my land
      From the California to the Staten New York Island,
      From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters,
      radiation fell down on you and me.

      As I went walking that ribbon of highway
      And saw above me that endless skyway,
      And saw below me the golden valley, I said:
      This land is poisoned for you and me

      I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
      To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
      And all around me, a voice was sounding:
      radioisotopes are raining on you and me

      Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
      A sign was painted said: Private Property,
      But on the back side it was skull and bones
      This land is trashed for you and me

      When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
      In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling;
      The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting:
      the nuclear cabal ruined earth for everyone


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    rogerthat, always love your Brain Candy! :)


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/

    SimplyInfo.org; WIPP REPORT April 2015
    April 16th, 2015 | Add a Comment

    1. Radiation survey of the underground No complete radiation survey of the underground areas has been released to date. These have been asked for multiple times by various parties. Both the contractor and DOE have refused to make them public. This data is key towards both public accountability and for fully understanding the disaster.

    2.WIPP vent system
    The HEPA filters were originally scheduled to be changed out. A new set of HEPA filters needed to be ordered as … Read entire article »


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=74c_1429204791

    Japan: Drone captures TONNES of nuclear waste being stored at Fukushima
    image: http://edge.liveleak.com/80281E/u/u/ll2/hd_video_icon.jpg

    Millions of tonnes of radioactive soil and debris, filmed by drone footage, can be seen packed in black bags in a temporary storage site at Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Thursday.

    Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=74c_1429204791#QZAkAmLk01pYOGWd.99


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      What is the current warehouse price to store all that for a few hundred years? A few thousand years?

      Man, that nuclear power plant business model has way too much overhead for me. What say we just subsidize homeless drunks and drug addicts. Just hook a generator to exercise bikes, and let em go at it.

      Well, they wouln't be carbon free, but neither is nuclear. No one believes nuclear power bagged all that waste, and the cranes, and the big truck rigs…or built warehouses!


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/nuclear-658213-edison-waste.html

    Watchdog: Is San Onofre's nuclear waste plan a 'bomb in your backyard'?
    April 15, 2015 Updated April 16, 2015


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150417000122&cid=1105

    Independent body overseeing nuclear waste disposal to be set up in Taiwan
    CNA 2015-04-17

    … Deputy economics minister Cho Shih-chao said that the arrangement is in line with international trends, with 24 of the 32 nations utilizing nuclear power initiating plans to establish similar institutions to oversee the disposal of nuclear waste.

    Cho said that the measure will improve upon the current situation in which nuclear waste disposal is handled entirely by its creator, the state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

    The establishment of a separate institution will help in avoiding potential conflicts of interest, while conforming to international conventions, Cho said.

    To ensure the integrity and impartiality of the institution, Cho emphasized that no less than one third of its board of directors will be drawn from respected public figures from all walks of society and civic organizations.

    By having a boardroom full of individuals from diverse backgrounds, the institution will bring a number of passionate activists into the fold, who can work together on confronting Taiwan's nuclear waste disposal issues, Cho said.

    He added that the institution's plans and budget must be submitted to the economics ministry, and be approved by the legislature to ensure impartiality and transparency.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/04/16/los-alamos-radiation-release-could-have-been-prevented

    Investigators: Radiation release at nuclear waste dump could have been prevented

    Associated Press April 16, 2015 | 8:42 p.m. EDT + More

    By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday.

    A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board. Officials reviewed the findings Thursday night during a community meeting in Carlsbad. …


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    • rogerthat

      … Investigators found a failure by managers to resolve employee concerns that could have pointed out problems before the waste was shipped from Los Alamos to the repository.

      Accident Investigation Board Chair Ted Wyka said during the town hall that some workers reported seeing foaming and yellowish smoke while repackaging waste. After short discussions with their supervisors, they went back to work on the assembly line. …

      - interesting stuff. has anyone seen this before?


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        "[...] After short discussions with their supervisors [...]"

        Manager said to shut up and get back to work most likely.

        Worker probably said that he is never given a chance to speak and left pissed off.

        At least that's the way it goes.

        Management these days is often so proud that workers are under the boot. Life is very comfortable looking down from the advantaged position of the head (up the ass)

        Hey, supervisors! Treat us better! Hey, management! Demand better from your "superiors."

        This shit is so messed up

        Scene from the movie, "Snowpiercer." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_47ph6EvQPU


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.wawa-news.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22371:letter-no-nuclear-waste-in-white-river-protest-&catid=68:announcements&Itemid=102

    Letter – NO NUCLEAR WASTE IN WHITE RIVER Protest
    Written by Desirée Duplessis, On behalf of Concerned Citizens of White River, ON
    Thursday, 16 April 2015
    Dear Brenda:

    My name is Desirée Duplessis. I am a representative of the concerned citizens of White River, ON who have been learning about the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Deep Geological Repository (DGR) Site Selection Process.

    We have come to learn that we would not like to see nuclear waste come to the White River area. We have generated a local petition starting in February 2015 and have acquired 230 signatures to date and growing.

    We believe that storage of nuclear waste in the area does not fit with the values of people in White River; we are a community that lives here because of the abundance of wild country foods and natural recreational values.

    As we understand it, our community is in the “Learn More” process with the NWMO and many of community members are unsure about what to do to oppose the process.

    They are being told that they may get a vote at a certain step in the process but the NWMO process isn’t clear about what the definition of “compelling demonstration” is. How do we know for sure if we get a vote when the NWMO cannot define what that is? …


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    • rogerthat

      To show our mayor, council and community liaison committee that there are people in the community and surrounding area that do not want to be a part of the NWMO site selection process any longer, we are coming together in unity to raise awareness that we do NOT want to be a host community to all of Canada's high level nuclear waste.

      We value our community's natural beauty and we feel that it would be too great of a risk to have nuclear waste in our beautiful forests.

      We invite you a Nuclear Waste Demonstration Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at 10:45 a.m. We will be walking along Highway 17 West, starting from the SPG owned vacant lot (the old Beaver Tourist Centre, home of 10,000 gifts) walking down to the Catz Restaurant parking lot to rally until 3:00 p.m.

      If attending, we ask you to wear yellow and bring your signs in support, NO NUCLEAR WASTE IN WHITE RIVER.

      We hope to see a lot of support from local and surrounding groups and we thank you in advance for yours. Please see attached a poster advertising the anti-nuclear waste rally to use at your leisure. Any attention that can be brought to this cause is welcome. Thank you very much for you time.

      Sincerely,
      Desirée Duplessis
      On behalf of Concerned Citizens of White River, ON


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626590/EnergySolutions-shouldnt-store-uranium-before-review-Herbert-says.html?pg=all

    EnergySolutions shouldn't store uranium before review, Herbert says

    By Jasen Lee, Deseret News

    Thursday, April 16 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY — A recent decision by the state's environmental monitoring agency is drawing sharp criticism.

    This week, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality announced that it would delay formal public comment and allow waste management firm EnergySolutions additional time to address important components not addressed or resolved in its draft Safety Evaluation Report to store low-level radioactive waste at its Clive facility in Tooele County.

    That pronouncement prompted fierce disapproval from environmental activists as well as Utah’s top political figure.

    Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he worries the depleted uranium might be more radioactive than the law allows and shouldn't be stored in the state.

    Depleted uranium is classified as class A low-level waste by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. However, the department noted that depleted uranium is a product of the uranium enrichment process that is initially less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium, but “becomes significantly more radioactive over time, posing challenges for safe and effective long-term disposal.”

    Herbert said those concerns warrant the utmost consideration in making a final judgment. …


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    • rogerthat

      "It's not a matter of, 'Can we do it?' The questions is, 'Should we do it and is it permitted under the law,'" the governor said during his monthly KUED news conference.

      He noted that a review by the regulatory commission to determine the radioactive potency of the proposed waste should happen before storage should be allowed in the state.

      "Frankly, if it's hotter than class A waste, we don't want to have it.

      ''If it's class A waste that fits under the parameters of the NRC, then that's something else,” Herbert said. “(EnergySolutions) may have the right to permit it. But I want that reviewed because I have a hunch that it's hotter than class A waste."

      Until the review is completed, Herbert said he is "not comfortable having depleted uranium stored out at Clive."

      Currently, the company's license allows for the storage of large quantities of depleted uranium. But critics argue that storing such sizeable amounts of radioactive waste could pose a serious environmental hazard for centuries.

      Environmental advocacy group HEAL Utah expressed frustration Thursday that EnergySolutions had been granted yet more time to make their case that dangerous depleted uranium can be safely stored in the west desert.

      “The company had ample opportunity since early in 2014 to respond to inquiries from Utah officials — but chose not to — and many of the important issues surrounding the Herbert administration's huge decision on depleted uranium (are) simply…


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      • rogerthat

        unresolveable,” said HEAL Utah Executive Director Matt Pacenza. "Giving EnergySolutions more time won't offer Utahns any more solace that nuclear waste that presents a potent threat for millions of years can be stored safely in a mound in the desert."

        He said that regardless of how many more months the company takes to make its case, there is no way it will ever be able to show that it is safe to store nuclear waste that increases in hazard for 2 million years just below ground.

        "They can take all the time they want to put lipstick on this particular radioactive pig," said Pacenza. "But Utahns aren't dumb. We know depleted uranium doesn't belong here."

        He said whether it is this summer or fall or next year, his organization is confident Herbert and state policymakers will ultimately make the right decision and protect Utahns “for untold generations to come."

        The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said in a prepared statement that it is imperative that the formal administrative public comment process be as meaningful as possible. The period will be re-opened when the information necessary to fully analyze potential environmental and health impacts has been submitted by EnergySolutions.

        “DEQ encourages the public to become informed about the issue and participate in the informal information process as well as the administrative comment period,” the statement added.

        Contributing: Lisa Riley Roche

        Email: jlee@deseretnews.com

        Twitter:…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/5559616-editorial-radioactive-waste-red-flag/

    Apr 16, 2015
    EDITORIAL: Radioactive waste red flag

    … Way back in 2013, this newspaper reported on plans to truck liquid, highly-enriched radioactive waste from the Chalk River nuclear reactor to a processing plant in South Carolina, meaning the trucks could well be cutting through Niagara on their way to the Peace Bridge.

    They could be doing so without emergency officials here even being aware of it. …

    The liquid radioactive waste, a byproduct of medical isotopes produced at Chalk River, would supposedly be shipped in specially designed containers that meet international safety requirements. There have been reports that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which may have held up shipments over concerns over those casks, have now given their blessing.

    Pelham’s Mary Potter, president of the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario, told Premier Kathleen Wynne in a letter last year that shipments could be made weekly over a period of two to four years.

    Susan Pruyn, president of the St. Catharines and District Council of Women, warned the Region’s public works committee last week that liquid uranium has never been transported this way, meaning Niagarans would be “guinea pigs.”

    The Sierra Club of Canada said 23,000 litres of the liquid waste could be trucked, and said the waste contains highly radioactive fission products such as cesium-137, iodine-129 and…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_27931161/scientists-find-radioactive-aircraft-carrier-off-san-francisco

    Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast
    By Aaron Kinneyakinney@bayareanewsgroup.com

    04/16/2015 55 COMMENTS
    HALF MOON BAY — In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay.

    The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sunk the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands.

    The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military history and raises old questions about the safety of the Farallon Islands Radioactive Waste Dump — a vast region overlapping what is now a marine sanctuary where the federal government dumped nearly 48,000 barrels of low-level radioactive waste between 1946 and 1970. …

    … word of the Independence survey stirred up lingering concerns about the nuclear waste near the Farallon Islands, an area teeming with wildlife.

    Retired judge and state legislator Quentin Kopp, who many years ago demanded research into the Navy's disposal of radioactive material …


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    • rogerthat

      off Northern California before 1970, said Thursday that the question of whether the waste posed a risk to humans and wildlife was never resolved.

      "If I were an elected legislator, state or federal, I would be pounding the table," Kopp said. …

      The Gulf of the Farallones sanctuary is a haven for wildlife, from white sharks to elephant seals and whales, despite its history as a dumping ground.

      Richard Charter, a senior fellow at the Ocean Foundation, was involved in the creation of the sanctuary back in 1981. He said the radioactive waste is a relic of a dark age before the enviornmental movement took hold.

      "It's just one of those things that humans rather stupidly did in the past that we can't retroactively fix," he said.

      Contact Aaron Kinney at 650-348-4357. Follow him at Twitter.com/kinneytimes.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2405783-155/letter-avoid-n-waste-to-keep-utah

    APR 17, 2015

    Letter: Avoid N-waste to keep Utah pretty and great

    Thanks to Mark Walker of EnergySolutions for suggesting Utahns consider the science of radioactive waste in deciding if it should be allowed to be shipped and stored in Utah ("Will Utah welcome legacy of radioactive waste?" April 12).

    The scientific reviews I have read point to the eternal toxicity of nuclear waste. There are no permanent, safe methods for storing it. The impact of this waste on human health is extremely well-documented, ranging from kidney and lung failure to a plethora of cancers to miscarriage and birth defects.

    Frequent monitoring of storage sites for depleted uranium showed that, in some instances, the levels of contamination in food and groundwater could actually rise over time, even when the storage sites were considered a "safe" distance from the water sources.

    If there were safe methods to store nuclear waste, the states and countries that produce it would use those methods. Instead, EnergySolutions offers up the state of Utah, and our legislators let them do it.

    The science says we citizens should say a big "no" to importing nuclear waste. Otherwise, our Pretty Great State could become an ugly wasteland.

    Candace Jacobson

    Provo.


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    • :|

      Radioactive Contaminated 'long term, costly, DNA destroying, death' also known as 'RADIOACTIVE WASTE' has no viable solution.

      Nobody wants this nightmare in their backyard.

      Unfortunately, it will, sooner or later, go/move/spread somewhere. (Currently, it's probably stored above ground somewhere near you.) The end result that something somewhere will become contaminated is inevitable and can only be passed off to those yet unborn.

      The NUCLEAR INDUSTRY"S insidious FOOTPRINT will be stomping on future generations of every living thing on this planet for a very long long time.

      :| #mitigation #meltdown #fukushima #radiation #DNA


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  • rogerthat

    https://www.lagunabeachindy.com/guest-column-27/

    … If Edison has its way, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) site will become a nuclear waste dump. We must not let this happen! …


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    That would be bad..very bad! :(


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-national/latest-national-news/60475-senators-markey-boxer-and-sanders-call-for-increased-safety-at-nuclear-plants.html

    Senators Markey, Boxer and Sanders Call for Increased Safety at Nuclear Plants
    16 Apr 2015 Press Release

    Trio of bills address safety of spent fuel storage and decommissioning plans

    Washington–(ENEWSPF)–April 16, 2015 – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reintroduced three bills yesterday aimed at improving the safety and security of decommissioning reactors and the storage of spent nuclear fuel at nuclear plants across the nation. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/article/20150416/NEWS/150419767

    Concerned Citizens of Allegany County celebrating Earth Day, Bump the Dump anniversary

    By Kathryn Ross
    Daily Reporter

    Apr. 16, 2015

    Wellsville, N.Y.
    CANEADEA — Under the direction of former county Legislator Fred Sinclair, the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County are hosting a celebration of Earth Day and the 25-year anniversary of the end of the Bump the Dump protest from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Genesee River Wilds, Inc. River Access Park south of Caneadea. …

    At the time of the protest, Sinclair was director of the Soil and Water Conservation District in Allegany County, which gathered information, scientifically showing that the county was not a suitable location for a low-level nuclear waste dump.

    The conclusion was based on the county’s and the sited area's proximity to aquifers, the climate and the Clarendon-Linden fault line, “which, according to the siting commission’s research, miraculously ended at the county line,” Sinclair recalled.

    Sinclair said members of the B.A.N.D.I.T.S. (Bands Against Nuclear Dumps In This State) will be showing up at the event to reminisce and sing songs written during the protest.

    “It is not going to be tight and rigid. It will be more flexible and give people a chance to talk about the history of the protest and to reminisce about the events,” Sinclair said. …


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    • rogerthat

      There were four major actions for which protestors were arrested and charged:
      • Belmont on May 31, 1989 — 46 arrested
      • Caneadea on Jan. 16, 1990 — 16 arrested
      • West Almond on Jan. 18, 1990 — 29 arrested
      • Caneadea on May 5, 1990 — 37 arrested

      There were also several memorable actions:
      • Jan. 26, 1989 – 5,000 people gather in Belfast to hear the proposal, at which time Tom Peterson, author of the book “Linked Arms,” told the commission — ”We will fight this decision every step of the way. We will fight you in the halls of science. We will fight you in the law courts. We will fight you in the legislature. And if necessary we will fight you in the streets.”
      • Spring 1989 — March on Albany protestors carry caskets for each sited county.
      • March 10, 1990 — Protestors force Commission RV from Almond by putting a dead skunk in the ventilator system.

      Sinclair said artist/sculptor Glenn Zweygardt of Alfred and a member of the Allegany County Non-violent Action Group (ACNAG) and CCAC will unveil his conceptual drawing of a monument to be placed at the Caneadea site.

      They will also reveal plans for a linear park to be made out of the historic Caneadea Bridge. He also said CCAC will take the opportunity, “to let people know what we are all about now.” People are invited to bring their friends, family and memorabilia to Saturday’s event. An alternate (inclement weather) location will be the Caneadea Town Hall.


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    http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Nuclear-reactor-ship-begins-journey-to-Galveston-6205216.php

    Nuclear reactor ship begins journey to Galveston
    By Harvey Rice | April 16, 2015

    GALVESTON – The nuclear reactor ship Sturgis on Thursday began its 1,750-mile trip from Virginia to Galveston, where its radioactive parts will be removed for shipment to hazardous waste sites, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. …

    The Sturgis is the only floating nuclear power plant ever built in the United States.

    The nuclear fuel was removed in 1977, and the Corps of Engineers since has been waiting for the radioactivity of its contaminated parts to decrease to an acceptable level for removal.

    The engines were removed from the 441-foot former World War II Liberty Ship to make way for a reactor in 1963, essentially transforming it into a barge. The Sturgis is expected to arrive in Galveston the week of May 11 … despite fierce opposition from some in the community worried about an accident that would spread radiation or lead and asbestos that will be removed. …

    The handling of the project has drawn the ire of Galveston officials. Council members were furious that the only notification they received was an email that most of them never saw. Council members in October grilled a Corps representative, who gave a rambling explanation that failed to satisfy the council.

    The council initially threatened a lawsuit, but in January it grudgingly approved a…


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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rf-hemphill/6-facts-about-the-impending-renewable-energy-revolution_b_7081722.html

    R.F. Hemphill
    6 Facts About the Impending Renewable Energy Revolution
    04/16/2015

    There is good news about renewable energy, and it matters to all electricity consumers — which means all of us.

    So why am I qualified to share these facts with you?

    In addition to being a former senior policy official at the Department of Energy and Deputy Manager of Power at the Tennessee Valley Authority, I spent the better part of three decades flying 4 million miles on United as I developed a startup global electric power and distribution company into a company with $18 billion a year in annual revenue and power plants now in 21 countries.

    So here are six FACTS about the impending renewable energy revolution: …


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    http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2833188/investors_pile_in_as_renewables_rise_to_record_level.html

    Investors pile in as renewables rise to record level
    Tim Radford & Oliver Tickell

    16th April 2015

    The world's smart money is piling into renewable energy, solar power in particular, write Tim Radford & Oliver Tickell, as renewables pull away from fossil fuels in terms of both investment and new generation capacity added each year.

    Despite the change in oil and gas prices there is going to be a substantial buildout of renewable energy that is likely to be an order of magnitude larger than the buildout of coal and gas. …


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    elegant:

    http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/solar-power-will-keep-the-lights-on-in-future-1.1826520

    Solar power will keep the lights on in future

    Geoff Olson / Vancouver Courier
    April 16, 2015

    There are two primary formulas connected with the name of Albert Einstein. The first equation ruled the latter half of the 20th century. The second will rule the latter half of the 21st century.

    E=mc2 describes the equivalence of mass and energy. It allowed physicists to break open the atomic nucleus like a tiny Pandora’s Box, and enabled military commanders to paint people’s shadows on the streets of Hiroshima.

    The lesser known equation, E=hf, was formulated by physicist Max Planck in 1900. Einstein interpreted the emission of electrons from metals struck by radiation — the photoelectric effect — as evidence that light is composed of discrete packets with the energy hf.

    It was his insight into Planck’s formula that won the frizzy-haired brainiac the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, and led to the science behind photovoltaic panels.

    The Burning Answer: A User’s Guide to the Solar Revolution, makes the case for E=hf over E=mc2. Author Keith Barnham points out the irony that several of the defeated nations of the Second World War, including Germany and Italy, were prohibited from developing nuclear weapons and are now among the world’s leaders in solar technology. …


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      The victors in the Second World War — the U.K., U.S. and Canada — are laggards in this technical revolution.

      That revolution is not far off in the future. It’s happening right now, with solar research and development benchmarks falling like dominoes.

      The price of solar cells has plunged to .80 a watt from $4 a watt in 2008, and last September the International Energy Agency released a report predicting that solar power will displace fossil fuels and become the world’s primary source of electricity by 2050.

      The planet is currently awash in cheap carbon-based fuels, which is undermining the petrostates of Russia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. But what happens when enough nations loosen their dependency on a substance behind most of the world’s currency markets and resource wars? That’s when all bets are off, geopolitically.

      Even Arab nations have seen the writing on the wall. “The Saudis are themselves betting on solar, investing more than $100bn in 41 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, enough to cover 30 percent of their power needs by 2030 rather than burning fossil fuel needed for exports,” observes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in The Telegraph.

      Resistance to abundant alternative energy, including geothermal and secondary solar technologies like wind power, is mostly from lobbyists and political proxies of King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nuclear, Gas). Yet when money talks, older technologies and their supply chains walk, even if it takes a few decades for these…


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    http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1519297/the-cree-nation-keeps-uranium-in-the-spotlight

    April 16, 2015

    The Cree Nation keeps Uranium in the spotlight

    QUEBEC CITY, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ – The Cree Nation has kept uranium in the spotlight this week, hosting the International Uranium Film Festival and participating in the World Uranium Symposium in Quebec City.

    The Cree Nation's position against uranium development in Eeyou Istchee, its territory in Northern Quebec, has garnered support not only from the people of Quebec, but also from the national and international experts and celebrities gathered this week for both events.

    "We have always maintained that once Quebecers learned what the Cree Nation has come to know about uranium mining and radioactive waste, they would stand with us. This past year has proved this to be true," said Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come.

    "We have proudly partnered with the International Uranium Film Festival to show Quebecers that the world stands with us as well. We have been very pleased by the turnout and interest this event has generated both in Quebec and around the world."

    The Cree Nation's stand against uranium development began in 2008 when junior mining company Strateco Resources applied to the Quebec Government to pursue the Matoush advanced uranium exploration project. Located on the family hunting grounds of the Cree Nation of Mistissini, at the crest of two major watersheds …


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      that bring water throughout Eeyou Istchee, the Matoush project was the most advanced uranium project to date in Quebec. The Government of Quebec has since denied the required permit for the Matoush project, due largely to its lack of social acceptability amongst the Cree Nation.

      In 2013, the Government of Quebec imposed a moratorium on uranium mining that remains in force, and mandated the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) to undertake a review of the uranium industry in Quebec.

      Throughout the BAPE's public hearings, Quebecers joined with the Cree Nation to call on the Government to maintain the ban on uranium development. The BAPE is scheduled to deliver its report in May 2015.

      "The Cree Nation has been devoted to this cause for many years now. We have fought tirelessly, and have been vocal in our opposition to uranium development on our territory," said Chief Richard Shecapio of the Cree Nation of Mistissini.

      "Events like the International Uranium Film Festival and the World Uranium Symposium serve to tell the stories of other people – both aboriginal and non-aboriginal – who have been affected by all phases of the nuclear cycle.
      ''It has never been more clear that the legacy of uranium development is unacceptable, and we must all do our part to put an end to it."

      SOURCE The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

      For further information: Matthew Coon Come, Grand Chief, GCC, Telephone: (613) 761-1655; Bill Namagoose,…


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      • We have some hard working folks over in our corner too. :) The Colvilles and other tribal folks are the ones who pushed so hard to get a group of old uranium mines NE of Spokane super funded years ago. Seven mines if I remember right, there are thermal images of them online somewhere. (I don't have a link…saw the aerial photos when I first moved here.)

        When I was looking for raw land to buy, a couple local forest management agencies would print me out maps for whatever sections I needed with all the survey info and names of claims and boundary lines. The mountains are riddled with open sores of mineral tailings that include uranium, lead, copper, silver and even arsenic leftover where gold was extracted. It's an eyeopener to hike and climb around rusty barb wire, looking for section markers embedded in old tree bark. And wasn't easy when exploring land that was for sale, to find any 20 acre pieces that might have safe water sources.

        These shills that blow off our concerns regarding the extreme dangers nuclear industries have wrought, really anger people once they realize the enormity. From start to finish, we suffer their greed and refusal to acknowledge the amount of life their filthy obsessions destroy. The reality forced upon people alive now and for millions of generations to come is why we fight them.

        Shillface are you reading this? I'll pass along any "self styled rebuttal" you have to the young people I know.


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    http://www.statehousereport.com/2015/04/17/my-turn-continued-nuclear-waste-storage-not-in-s-c-s-interest/

    Commentary, My Turn
    MY TURN: Continued nuclear waste storage not in S.C.’s interest

    Special to Statehouse Report· 04/17/2015

    By Suzanne Rhodes

    Nuclear wastes at Savannah River Site (SRS) have been leaking for decades. The League of Women Voters of South Carolina has been observing the slow progress of managing the legacy weapons wastes for over 30 years.

    It now appears likely that not only wastes from SRS, but also international wastes, will stay at the Aiken County site for the foreseeable future. …


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    http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6645/nuclear_waste_as_a_transnational_problem.html

    Nuclear Waste as a Transnational Problem: Ethics and Governance

    May 7, 2015

    Speaker: Behnam Taebi, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

    Description:
    While there is international consensus that the country producing the nuclear waste is responsible for its disposal, policymakers are increasingly turning to the possibility of multinational repositories. Multinational repositories and other arrangements to jointly store or dispose of nuclear waste have evident safety, security, and non-proliferation benefits, but they also bring a number of ethical concerns.

    By expounding on the latter concerns, the speaker will argue that good governance of multinational repositories would require policynakers to include the emerging ethical issues in decision-making. This brings a number of daunting challenges that will be discussed in the presentation.

    - ha ha ha, ''multinational repositories'' where???


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      http://bipartisanpolicy.org/press-release/bpcs-nuclear-waste-initiative-to-host-regional-event-in-washington-state/

      BPC’s Nuclear Waste Initiative to Host Regional Event in Washington State
      Thursday, April 16, 2015

      Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s project, “America’s Nuclear Future: Taking Action to Address Nuclear Waste,” was designed to reinvigorate and expand the discussion on nuclear waste, identify barriers prohibiting progress on storage and disposal of the waste, and explore options to create a viable national strategy for its long-term and safe disposition.

      Join us at a regional event on April 27 in Richland, WA for a discussion on local and national perspectives on the disposal of defense waste and the impacts of the lack of action on Native American tribes.

      The event is open to the public and press.

      Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive


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    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/467/750/366/say-no-to-nuclear-waste-disposal-plan/

    Say No To Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan
    author: Lee Middleton
    target: Mayor Jim Ginn and Council, Municipality of Central Huron

    we've got 65 signatures, help us get to 1,000
    To prevent 4 million bundles of radioactive toxic waste from being buried in Southwestern, Ontario.

    http://www.clintonnewsrecord.com/2015/04/15/central-huron-at-third-step-in-the-process-to-become-a-nuclear-waste-site


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