Evacuee from Outside Fukushima: “There’s a black dust absolutely everywhere” that’s highly radioactive — Gov’t would not evacuate children because they’d have to certify it was safe to return, and they could not — “It’s an ongoing crisis” (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Evacuee Gavin Allwright, Public Meeting at the UK’s House of Commons, Mar. 10, 2014 (at 6:15 in):

Gavin Allwright, resident of Miyagi Prefecture: There is a black dust that is absolutely everywhere in Miyagi [prefecture north of Fukushima]. It wasn’t even analyzed for quite a long time. It has now been analyzed to be very highly radioactive. Those tiny, tiny particles — these paper masks don’t stop them. The kids put their fingers in their mouths. One of those particles is enough to cause irreparable damage. I’ve certainly had a very large dose of radioactivity because I was active in the clear up.

The bodies that had been picked up that died in the tsunami, they weren’t even allowed to bury them properly or cremate them properly because they were toxic waste. People were pulling down their garden walls or throwing things away, being arrested for moving toxic waste out of the area. However we were being told it was safe. […]

The children weren’t evacuated, and I did actually challenge some of the local officials about this and they said, “We can’t evacuate the children, because if we do as a government, we have to certify it’s safe for them to come back and we can’t, so we won’t move them.” I don’t even need to comment on that. It’s an ongoing crisis.

Watch the meeting at the UK’s House of Commons here

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113 comments to Evacuee from Outside Fukushima: “There’s a black dust absolutely everywhere” that’s highly radioactive — Gov’t would not evacuate children because they’d have to certify it was safe to return, and they could not — “It’s an ongoing crisis” (VIDEO)

  • Daisy207

    Those were the fuel particles that were heavy enough to fall – reactor 3 explosion was nuclear – forget a hydrogen explosion. The smaller particles ejected into the atmosphere, crossed the ocean and rained out on the west coast and across the country for people to breath. They fell into the agricultural fields and can be absorbed into vegetables, grapes, wheat, corn and anything else that is grown and shipped across the US. Forget what is coming this way via the ocean. I wonder what they are going to say when people swim in the ocean and develop rashes a few days later? Then there is the tritium in the rain water entering the water supply. We have only just begun.


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    • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

      In that House of Commons video listen at 12:35, Gavin stated that in court Tepco lawyers took the position that once the particles left the reactor, transfer of ownership of the particles occurred. So they were no longer responsible once the particles left the reactor? Ludicrous!! And even more insane, is that the judge ruled in favour of Tepco. They don't give a shit about who or how many die or are affected by this nuclear disaster. And the government who controls the courts are in on it. The people there need to revolt, they're being killed off, no compensation, no help and if you dare speak of it, they'll throw your ass in jail. Time for the Japanese to gather and get real angry.


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      • many moons

        It's not insane, it's money….why do we let them get away with it….boycott, protest, vote the 3 weapons we have against their unbridled greed.


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        • We Not They Finally

          Who ever said that money could not make people act inhumane to the point of insanity?


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        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          Bingo, many moons. It's all about money.

          "We can’t evacuate the children, because if we do as a government"…then government has to pay for the evacuation.

          So, the government concluded that the reactor3 explosion WAS the worst case scenerio, which called for the evacuation of Central Japan, but that the evacuation of Tokyo would disrupt the economy, and would be ruinously expensive. And so a timely evacuation order was NOT given. And today Japan is toast. Done. Finished. Zombie Japan. So sad about the chikdren. So sad for Japan.

          My guess is that he black dust is soot from burning underground nuclear fuel, as oppossed to raw nuclear fuel from the Reactor3 explosion. But they will figure out the source of the black substance soon. Those three rogue nuclear reactors don't vent up the tall stacks anymore. They vent all over the countryside and all over the ocean at night. There are no control rods, there is no containment, and there is no mitigation.

          Because, well, neither TEPCO nor Japan has the money or the will to step up to the challenge of Fukushima. And so, Japan suffers on, awash in hot black soot. A time of mass death is almost upon us.

          Even here in the US, from cesium and other fallout goodies shipped from the lettuce and strawberry fields of California. California wine after 2010.

          Hummm, hummm, good! ;)


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      • …"Transfer of Ownership"…fasinating methods…

        As time goes by and more data emerges the Yoichi Shimatsu Interview of Aug26'13 seems to ring more and more true…
        Yoichi's speculations correlate with Japan's insisting that they will restart their Plutonium Refinement Reactor Oct'14…
        Japan is in the Plutonium business…

        Here's the transcript…still worth the read if you don't have this info….

        http://wyynd.tripod.com/ys1.txt

        Yoichi is an International World Renowned Journalist who stands by his work heroically…


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        • HoTaters

          Crapola, the idea of all those secret enrichment labs is really worrisome. And the head of the IAEA is Japanese, eh? Then it all makes perfect sense if Yoichi's report is true.

          It has taken me a long time to come around to believing some of these claims. If what was said in the article you linked to, Wynd, is true, it makes all Tepco's secrecy make PERFECT SENSE.

          We all keep wondering why they're acting so irrational. If it's because they're hiding something, it makes absolute perfect sense.


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      • muffin

        That's like not being responsible after the bullet leaves the barrel of a gun!


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      • HoTaters

        Yes, sadbuttrue, and Tepco was refusing to take responsibility for cleanup. Tepco stated the owners of property were responsible for whatever landed on their real estate, alleging the fallout became part of their real property.


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      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        I remembered that court finding that TEPCO no longer owned the black,funky shitium once it left their belly-up reactor facility and it made me sick then just as it does now! But then maybe the same argument could be used if a nuke-puke happened to catch a bullet in the forehead following an "accidental" discharge of a firearm??!! After all,once the projectile left the muzzle of the weapon it would no longer be the property of the owner of the firearm and therefor NOBODY would be responsible for the event except for the "new owner" of the bullet lodged in their forehead??!! Maybe this "bought & paid for" ruling will set the precedent for just this sort of scenario & defense for ANYONE charged with crimes or negligence that results in injury and/or death(s) in addition to the corporate special interest groups who install crooked judges & public officials to support their agendas that happens to include the death & suffering of innocents which in the case(s) of TEPCO & the nuke-puke cartel includes victims across the entire planet??!! :( I guess I have a solid defense should I ever lose my size 13 boot up the ass of an "elite" since once it leaves my foot it becomes THEIR property & problem!! ;) I need some nose plugs asap!-the stench of the NWO NewWorldOdor is overwhelming & getting worse every day!! Gotta run now but I WILL be back*TakeCAreALL*……


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    • HoTaters

      Let's not forget that on March 15, 2011, the winds shifted toward the southwest, and deposited some of the Reactor 3 fallout over Tokyo and areas lying southwest of the plant.

      Here's a link to an article which appeared here:

      http://enenews.com/wind-blowing-from-fukushima-to-tokyo-when-reactor-no-3-exploded-on-march-14-radiation-cloud-reached-south-of-shizuoka-map

      Here's one link, there are many others documenting this fact:

      http://mynewshub.my/2011/03/15/winds-over-stricken-nuke-plant-blowing-towards-tokyo/#.Uy5ZfIW5Fk8

      Many people posted information re: this fact here.


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    • Mack Mack

      EVERYONE – this Fukushima conference is going on RIGHT NOW. Please tune in.


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      • Mack Mack

        Thank you jcfougere for the link.


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        • jcfougere jcfougere

          Extremely good talks so far, I hope we get this in writing.

          Truth talking.


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          • I agree.

            A+ Excellent!

            Hope transcript follows soon.


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            • jcfougere jcfougere

              Current speaker..David Yurth I think?

              He's missing the point…we don't need nuclear, we don't need thorium reactors….


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              • yeah, but 300 years of handling the waste is SO much better than 24,000 years. <sarc>

                Agreed thorium is ALSO a joke. It is also totally freaking insane, but just a bit less totally freaking insane.

                Does anyone think that without a massive tipping point, there there is even a 1% chance of survival of the human species for 300 more years?


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                • jcfougere jcfougere

                  He's still pimping "safe" nuclear.

                  For all the truth he's telling, and factual data, he's still convinced there can be safe nuclear.

                  What does that say about his credibility??


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                  • many believe in "engineering" anything is possible. But he also has knowledge that humans are effed up and lie to protect their own special interests.

                    I don't get it. But he can still be making good and useful statements, so i wouldn't discount everything he says just because of his thorium unicorn dreams.


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                • nedlifromvermont

                  @stock: remember, brother, this is about the biosphere, all living things are in this together;

                  I just started reading Graeub's "Petkau Effect" … with introduction by Ernest Sternglass;

                  peace to you and I will "tip it" good!!!


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              • J.

                This broadcast is absolutely crucial. I hope it will be widely seen. The David Yurth lecture totally changed my understanding of the issue. This man claims that there are MANY, PROVEN techniques to render radioactive nuclear fuel absolutely harmless. Yurth is first-rate, brilliant and articulate, and has painful personal experience of DOE suppression of effective technologies. Yurth recommends a book by someone named Gary Vesperman, who describes the technologies. Bottom line: Yurth claims that regulatory capturer is preventing the use of technologies that can totally render radioactive waste inert.

                I think Yurths lecture, which I just happened to catch live, is perhaps the most important information I've gotten in several years of monitoring enenews. Priceless, and sobering. Please pass it on, and thanks for posting it here.

                BTW, Yurth claims that the NPPs China is building massively now are thorium reactors. This is far better than if they were uranium reactors. I was very glad to hear that, and Americans should be too, because the Chinese reactors will be on the east coast, and the winds would carry radioactive particles to the USA, as Fukushima does now.

                Again, thanks.


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                • I hope people somewhere are somehow recording this.

                  "I think Yurths lecture, …is perhaps the most important information I've gotten in several years… Priceless, and sobering." – J.

                  However, I disagree with his local thorium concepts.

                  Rule 1 should be. Don't build anything that has issues which you 'hope' can be solved by technology at some future date, because that day may never come.
                  (Maybe that logic is too simple for some?)

                  …and here we are. ;)


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                  • J.

                    Regarding Yurth on thorium: I don't have the knowledge to evaluate his opinion, but based on his lecture content, demeanor, and his many details, I will keep an open mind and try to learn more. It's interesting that Yurth things the USA is 50 years behind competitors elsewhere.


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                    • We have MUCH better options than thorium, which will be expensive, still dangerous, and still have a long term waste problem.

                      Solar is less than 10 cents per kWH

                      Running an old clunker nuclear plant goes bankrupt at 14 cents per kWH


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                    • We Not They Finally

                      J. not a scientist here, but I understand that thorium itself is INERT. HOWEVER… they bombard it with URANIUM to get a NUCLEAR reaction. So it's still an NPP, just by a different process.

                      Also, it's apparently the electronics industries that are quick to push thorium reactors. Reason being that thorium in the ground is commonly found in conjunction with rare earth minerals, which are coveted in the manufacture of electronics components.

                      I also noted that he mentioned thorium in connection with SODIUM reactors. The plant that blew up in 1969 at the Santa Susana Labs NW of L.A. (a WAY worse accident than even TMI) was a SODIUM reactor. Maybe someone can research the science and if any connection to thorium.

                      Self-interest and science oftentimes makes for a suspicious mix, obviously.


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Here is a failed thorium nuclear reactor:

                      MSR Thorium Reactor Fort St. Vrain Power Station Experiment Failed

                      http://enenews.com/forum-topic-discussion-thread-nuclear-issues-jan-5-2013-present/comment-page-99#comment-493365


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Here's another proposed thorium nightmare:

                      THORIUM BLENDED AND REGULAR MOX BURN-UP STUDIES FOR FAST REACTOR FUEL CYCLE SAFEGUARDS
                      http://nsspi.tamu.edu/media/46412/p15_pub2.pdf


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Colorado is never going to get rid of the nuclear waste of it's failed thorium reactor:

                      “…Colorado’s only foray into nuclear power ended in 1989 when the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Generating Station near Platteville, between Longmont and Greeley, was permanently shut down. Now, about a quarter of a mile from Xcel Energy’s gas-fired power plant there, more than 14 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel sits inside of 1,464 graphite blocks within what’s known as an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).
                      “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s license to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue storing the spent fuel in Colorado expires in November. The DOE has requested a 20-year extension.
                      “The best place is where it is right now, which is in our place,” said ISFSI facility manager Ted Borst when asked if Fort St. Vrain’s spent fuel needs to be moved. “And in my mind what I hope we’ll end up doing with all the fuel is recycling and reusing it, because you only use about 10 percent of the energy when you put it through the reactor, so there’s a lot of energy there that’s still renewable if you just want to reuse it, recycle it.”
                      http://www.coloradoindependent.com/81013/colorados-nuclear-power-ambitions-hinge-on-waste-storage-lack-of-water


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Thorium
                      “Exposure to an aerosol of thorium can lead to increased risk of cancers of the lung, pancreas, and blood, as lungs and other internal organs can be penetrated by alpha radiation. Exposure to thorium internally leads to increased risk of liver diseases….”
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      The True Cost of the Atomic Myth: “Uranium Dollars” and the Economics of Nuclear Power
                      “…As we know today, the old nuclear nations which first developed atomic energy from the 1950s and 1960s have rapidly ageing and unsure reactor fleets. By the 2020-2030 period dozens of these reactors will have to be taken out of service. And then what ? Industry terminology for this includes the keywords Safestore, dismantling, entombment and sarcophagus – all of which translate to extreme high costs both in the short-term and on a recurring basis. This also assumes there will be linked and secure long-term high level radioactive waste ultimate repositories, such as the constantly abandoned US Yucca Mountain project, abandoned mainly because of its extreme high cost….”
                      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-true-cost-of-the-atomic-myth-uranium-dollars-and-the-economics-of-nuclear-power/24457


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      TEN MYTHS ABOUT THORIUM AS A NUCLEAR ENERGY SOLUTION
                      “Thorium may be abundant and possess certain technical advantages, but it does not mean
                      that it is economical. Compared to uranium, thorium fuel cycle is likely to be even more costly. In a once‐through mode, it will need both uranium enrichment (or plutonium separation) and thorium target rod production. In a breeder configuration, it will need reprocessing, which is
                      costly. In addition, inhalation of thorium‐232 produces a higher dose than the same amount of uranium‐238 (either by radioactivity or by weight). Reprocessed thorium creates even more risks due to the highly radioactive U‐232 created in the reactor. This makes worker protection more difficult and expensive for a given level of annual dose. Finally, the use of thorium also creates waste at the front end of the fuel cycle. The radioactivity associated with these is expected to be considerably less than that associated with a comparable amount of uranium milling. However, mine wastes will pose long‐term hazards, as in the case of uranium mining. There are also often hazardous non‐radioactive metals in both thorium and uranium mill tailings….

                      “8. Attempts to develop “thorium reactors” have failed for decades. No commercial thorium reactor exists anywhere in the world. India has been attempting, without success, to develop a thorium breeder fuel cycle for decades. Other countries including the US and Russia have researched the development of thorium…


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Other countries including the US and Russia have researched the development of thorium fuel for more than half a century without overcoming technical complications.
                      “9. Fabricating ‘thorium fuel’ is dangerous to health. The process involves the production of U-232 which is extremely radioactive and very dangerous in small quantities. The inhalation of a
                      unit of radioactivity of thorium-232 or thorium-228 produces a far higher dose than the inhalation of uranium containing the same amount of radioactivity. A single particle in the lung would exceed legal radiation standards for the general public.
                      “10. Fabricating “thorium fuel” is expensive. The thorium fuel cycle would be more expensive than the uranium fuel cycle. Using a traditional light-water (once-through) reactor, thorium fuel
                      would need both uranium enrichment (or plutonium separation) and thorium target rod production. Using a breeder reactor makes costly reprocessing necessary….”

                      http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/documents/THE%20MYTHS%20ABOUT%20THORIUM%20AS%20A%20NUCLEAR%20ENERGY%20SOLUTION.pdf


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      VicFromOregon
                      October 8, 2012 at 6:32 am
                      There is also the issue of changing out the fuel during the reaction, which is a bit dicey.
                      http://enenews.com/watch-govt-main-reason-crisis-fukushima-unit-4-toned-down-video/comment-page-1#comment-293878


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Thorium, Not The Nuclear Savior Claimed
                      September 14th, 2011
                      http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=3101


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Decades to solve problems of Thorium nuclear reactors
                      “…One of the technical difficulties is that the molten salt produces highly corrosive chemicals such as fluoride that could damage the reactor.
                      “’The power plant would also have to operate at extremely high temperatures, raising concerns about safety. In addition, researchers have limited knowledge of how to use thorium.
                      “’We are still in the dark about the physical and chemical nature of thorium in many ways,’ said Li. ‘There are so many problems to deal with but so little time.’
                      “Western countries such as the United States have experimented with thorium reactors but gave up on the technology because of the engineering difficulties……The thorium reactors would need years, if not decades, to overcome the corrosion issue and the stability of accelerator-driven plants was also in doubt, he said….”
                      http://nuclear-news.net/2014/03/19/decades-to-solve-problems-of-thorium-nuclear-reactors/


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Thorium Nuclear Fuel
                      “Since the early 1990s Russia has had a program to develop a thorium-uranium fuel, which more recently has moved to have a particular emphasis on utilisation of weapons-grade plutonium in a thorium-plutonium fuel.
                      The program is based at Moscow's Kurchatov Institute and involves the US company Thorium Power and US government funding to design fuel for Russian VVER-1000 reactors. Whereas normal fuel uses enriched uranium oxide, the new design has a demountable centre portion and blanket arrangement, with the plutonium in the centre and the thorium (with uranium) around it (More precisely: A normal VVER-1000 fuel assembly has 331 rods each 9 mm diameter forming a hexagonal assembly 235 mm wide. Here, the centre portion of each assembly is 155 mm across and holds the seed material consisting of metallic Pu-Zr alloy (Pu is about 10% of alloy, and isotopically over 90% Pu-239) as 108 twisted tricorn-section rods 12.75 mm across with Zr-1%Nb cladding. The sub-critical blanket consists of U-Th oxide fuel pellets (1:9 U:Th, the U enriched up to almost 20%) in 228 Zr-1%Nb cladding tubes 8.4 mm diameter – four layers around the centre portion. The blanket material achieves 100 GWd/t burn-up. Together as one fuel assembly the seed and blanket have the same geometry as a normal VVER-100 fuel assembly). The Th-232 becomes U-233, which is fissile – as is the core Pu-239. Blanket material remains in the reactor for 9 years but the centre portion is burned for only…


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                    • VanneV VanneV

                      Blanket material remains in the reactor for 9 years but the centre portion is burned for only three years (as in a normal VVER). Design of the seed fuel rods in the centre portion draws on extensive experience of Russian navy reactors….”
                      http://www.thorium.tv/en/thorium_fuel/thorium_fuel.php


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              • m a x l i

                Exactly. We don't need it. And there is more: Even when it WOULD work, as he sees it – a thorium reactor in every village on the globe, clean, cheap energy in abundance… The end-result would be a shifting climate – global warming. The extra energy coming from thorium, used big style, would do the same energy-wise like hanging a second sun into the sky.


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                • Mack Mack

                  Some points from John Apsley's presentation (from my understanding):

                  * In 1950, the U.S. was healthiest in the world. As soon as above ground nuclear testing happened health decline began. Then when nuclear power plants started in 1970's, more health declines.

                  * In 1900, life expectancy for dying from natural causes was 80 years old, without cancer or health problems.

                  Now, from ages 45 to 76, we have health problems and have to take meds and suffer until we die.

                  * Infant death rate is rising in the U.S. again.

                  * There is no safe level of radioactive anything

                  * WorldHealthOrg said Chernobyl released 50 pounds of Cesium. Fukushima likely released 100 times that amount.

                  * 75% of U.S. nuclear plants continue to release Tritium and it combines into everything in the lifeycle; plants, worms, birds on up…and it helps to MUTATE GERMS.

                  * Can expect for there to be a complete failure at a nuke plant every 25 years.

                  * Study done on 400 npplants around the world (Koerblein) —> children 5 or under who live within 5 miles of npps’s, their risk of leukemia jumped 220%

                  * Chernobyl caused 1 million deaths; 8 million disabilities


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                • jcfougere jcfougere

                  Would be great if someone with real knowledge would throw those facts in his face Anne…

                  Throw those fucking Nuclear Engineer diplomas in the garbage and start over, stop trying to save your idiotic profession.


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              • We Not They Finally

                jcfougere, I'm totally on your side about NOT pushing thorium reactors. But David Yurth (the guy pushing it) — his scientific knowledge seemed to be VERY sound regarding why Carlsbad likely CANNOT be "remediated" — why the radiation is so fantastically high now in that facility, that neither humans nor equipment can get in. And no one else is even stepping forward to explain how and why that works, or WHY the current methods of storage are so failing — how atomic particles break down over time and the like.

                In defense of the organizers of the conference, it is probably very difficult to do in this climate. Like Mike Adams we found to be excellent. But then they had a Japanese-American scientist teaching in the U.S. who had denial caked in layers all over him — but maybe they had trouble lining up Japanese-American academics.

                Or last year in New York, Ken Buesseler talked at Helen Caldicott's symposium, so it was a "half-way" talk at best, but at least some valuable info came through. And she herself was fabulous.

                It's just WAY better that these conference are held than not. And we were genuinely sorry that we missed out on Steve Simmons from the USS Ronald Reagan (he was the opening speaker — we didn't know in time), but we hope it will be put up on youtube.


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    • magikald

      This is an extremely informative conference. Please tune in if you can – I hope this is getting recorded to distribute!


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    • kintaman kintaman

      Thank you for that. I was encouraged to see that another person who evacuated Japan with his family attended and asked a question. A shame he did not focus his question very much and instead talked about "flyjin" too much.


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      • earthsmith

        Thankyou and Yes that was worth getting nothing done. Yurth is an interesting cat for sure. Though I did not agree with everything, the three of them definitely get the power structure that is set up to continue these failures for the sake of profit and continued secrecy of known lies. Encouraging.


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        • J.

          Yes, this is correct. Yurth is absolutely clear on this: the current system is totally broken. There is no way to work within the system. He and his colleagues will not try again, he says. If his information is correct and complete, it means that the DOE has knowingly, repeatedly, failed to develop technology that can totally eliminate radioactive waste. Presumably that would apply to the thorium reactors as well, but like many here, I would prefer a wind/solar/tidal trio, with maybe geothermal joining in. That said, I think heavy industry claims a need for steadier power sources, and if there have to be compromises, at least we would be better off without NPPs that, as I've written before are equal to MWDs that assure MAD. Yurth's lecture confirms it.


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          • J.

            Replying to myself here: what I mean is that potentially there are forms of nuclear energy that are not as deadly as the current generation, particularly the Mart IV reactor by GE. I don't think NPPs can be made entirely safe, but any NPP that cannot melt down and blow up as happened in Fukushima would be a vast improvement. Perhaps we could — literally — live with that compromise as Yurth suggests. As for the current generation of NPPs and the system promoting them, he's absolutely right: there is no hope.


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    • HoTaters

      jcfougere, thank you. Will try to make time to watch on Sunday.


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  • lostworld lostworld

    Nuke Proponents = Soulless husks.


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  • Socrates

    It's an ongoing crisis amplified, magnified and drawn out forever. Whosoever is foolish to boil water with fission will ultimately share the fate of the children of Fukushima. It is just a matter of when not if. There are so many possible failure modes to follow a natural disaster. Also. It also seems like a soft underbelly for an type of attack as in a soft target that would amplify not only natural disasters but intention attacks. Incoming missiles travel at 10,000 miles per hour. The warhead would be the nuclear power plant itself. That attack could come from a submarine or outer space.

    Time to eliminate the curse of humanity before it eliminates us.

    Even as a child, I saw the insanity of nuclear. A cartoon in the New Yorker in the 50s showed a beatnik with a ban-the-bomb sign. That was supposed to be funny. Well, the joke's on us. The peaceful atom means more proliferation, more danger, more cancer… Easy to see how it all ends.


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    • Sol Man

      No children, and then adults along with every other living thing dying, too. All brought about by some of the most evil species


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    • J.

      Martin Sheen has made a movie focusing on all the ways NPPs can fail. I haven't seen it yet. From what I've read, he includes the points you make. Apropos Japan, the sad reality is that nuclear weapons development is likely a major motivation for sustaining NPPs. The paradox is that the NPPs are an existential threat to Japan. I think this has become clear now. .


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  • Dick Shenary

    It is time for action. Spread the word. People will not want to hear or discuss this issue because they think that there is nothing that they can do. Not true! They must begin to learn about diet and radiation protection. They should know at what radiation level indicates that it is time for relocation. By the way, does anyone have an opinion as to what this level is in CPM for young children? Please don't say zero as this level is no longer possible.


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  • m a x l i

    Maybe not on topic, maybe on topic – depending on how you look at it:
    Black dust as fashion statement at Fashion week in Tokyo and Seoul:

    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/mode-fashion-week-in-seoul-und-mercedes-benz-fashion-week-in-tokio-fotostrecke-112548-5.html

    If you go back and forth for more pictures, there are zombies, respiration masks, nazi/military style, someone shot in the head, lots of blood, fallout-protecting headwear, soulless robocops, black plastic bags (like those piling up in some places after "decontamination" work), black rising smoke…


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    • Ontological Ontological

      These careless monsters will profit to the bitter end without guilt apparently.


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    • HoTaters

      Maxli, was this the theme song music that went with the fashion show?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXD6Gtinvbc


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      • HoTaters

        "Sellafield 2 will produce 7.5 tons of Plutonium per year."

        Per Kraftwerk, from "Radioactivity"


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        • m a x l i

          From what I understand, Sellafield does not "produce" the tons of plutonium – our many "atoms for peace" nuclear power plants around the world do produce it. Sellafield's contribution is merely to extract the plutonium from the mix of fission products and remaining uranium in the waste of those plants.

          Fitting music for the show, by the way! I brought that fashion thing up here, because I was wondering if that was an example of creatively circumventing censorship in Japan. It could, of course, be only my perception and interpretation – biased by my heightened interest in certain developments. On the other hand, after growing up in a country where the thought police is permanently breathing down your neck and watching your every move, ready to interfere by means of reprisal and intimidation, I know exactly how it looks like when people have to find creative, indirect ways to express and communicate their thoughts and opinions.


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          • Angela_R

            maxli "from what I understand, Sellafield does not 'produce' the tons of plutonium."
            Personally I thought Sellafield was being decommissioned.

            However, the following are extracts from an article written on 24 February, 2013:
            "Amid tight security at the Sellafield Nuclear plant in Cumbria, is a store holding most of Britain's stockpile of plutonium.
            The UK is currently home to 112 tonnes of what is the most toxic substance ever created."
            "Each year it produces between four and six tons of plutonium, all of it adding to the stockpile."
            http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-21505271

            Britain has for some years been taking in nuclear waste from other countries and reprocessing it to make plutonium.
            As noted above, the article was written in February 2013, the situation regarding the 'production' may have altered in the meantime. Previously, they had been converting to MOX Fuel but I understand that that ceased after the shutdown of the Japanese nuclear reactors in 2011.


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          • HoTaters

            Hi Maxli, my spouse's thought re: the fashion show was the same as yours.

            Circumvent the inability to speak the truth. Images speak volumes.

            Had just quoted what Kraftwerk said in the opening part of their video, "Radioactivity," but wasn't sure about the data. Thanks for the correction, though, much appreciated.


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    • Sol Man

      Maxli- Thanks for putting those pictures up from Spiegel. I think that their comment at photo 13 is right on. "How stylish the apocalypse can be." Now there is the thinking!

      But we never had to be here thinking or speaking of this. The apocalypse represents the greatest chance for a future with the absence of you, me and all every other living entity. It must be a transmuted, read "defective", gene or something in our code.
      We fail to embrace life and all of its myriad possibilities with this failed technology.

      Noting that Fukushima, WIPP, Hanford can go off at any particular moment in time gives me little faith in the humans and the future.

      The behavior is beyond logic, love and self-respect.


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    • bo bo

      Thanks maxli – very interesting
      I doubt any of these designers have real grasp of what is going on, just working from intuition – but I once used to think even if they have a shallow grasp of the world, designers have good 6th senses, intuition, to read ahead of the times – so they had some purpose. No longer. They're sensing this…. NOW ? Y a w n.

      This is further confirmation I'm in the right place getting inspiration here, from a collection of one of the best creative and innovative thinkers.


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  • Mack Mack

    LIVE NOW!!! "Fukushima Solutions Conference" Tune in here: http://www.liveonlocation.tv/


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  • Ontological Ontological

    "Black shit, black shit, black shit! It's EVERYWHERE! Where does this stuff come from?!" My wife. She knows it is a Bucky ball blizzard. Everyone has painted their homes here, were next. The black shit is drifting up here on the leeward side of the trees, houses, rocks etc. at 4 thousand feet. You can clearly see it re trashing the beautiful mountains they stopped burning diesel fuel to clean up last decade. WTF happened in 10 years to go from pollution action to nuclear dis-action?? Were being railroaded folks big time. These 400 odd rich ELitE snob bastards HAVE to GO!


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  • This comment was left on Nukepro blog, please visit and link some refutations to this inane reliance on media parroting gov BS.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-nuclear-disaster-in-2014-in-new.html

    Randy Bock has left a new comment on your post "WIPP A Nuclear Disaster In 2014 In New Mexico and …":

    I hate to rain on your parade, but as a Carlsbad, NM, resident for 61 years and a former member of the media, I feel I have to interject some small amount of truth into your otherwise old lady hysteria. I will quote an article from the Carlsbad Current Argus of 3/20/2014, "On average, American receive a dose of 620 millirem per year, or roughly 1.7 per day, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission…" Another quote from later in the article: "The radiation levels detected on March 4 are estimated to be equivalent to 0.5 millirem as reported by the DOE, up from an equivalent of 0.1 millirem on Feb. 18."

    WIPP has enjoyed a flawless safety record since waste first began


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RADIATION TODAY . . .

    Still leaking .. nonstop, 24/7.

    No end in sight.


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  • Nick

    The Japanese people today woke up to the fact that nuclear reactor cores and spent fuel pools can be discharged into the biosphere.

    They marvel at the radioactivity in even the teeniest tiny bits of Fukushima's Experiment.

    Um. Not sure what to type.

    Guess my fears of an ELE are real.


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  • Nick

    It's simple physics.

    Wayward atoms bearing extra energy, damage molecules.

    Molecular disruptions are NOT OKAY.


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  • Not a BIT of what we burn be it coal, gas, nuclear is needed.. not even solar…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3LRmSovEX8

    GRAVITY WORKS FINE !


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  • jec jec

    Fudging the radiation dosimeters at Fukushima Diiachi Plant! Again. Hey Mr. TEPCOman, if you want realism in your imaginary data, don't do 'improved' radiation(lower) levels in a few 1000 nSv/h drops. Just to make charts showing improvement of the radiation!! Instead of perfectly round numbers in steps such as 142,000 dropping to 141,000 down to 140,000 for example, couldn't you just TRY to make the numbers look realistic? https://www.netc.com/map5.php


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  • We Not They Finally

    This is an AMAZING youtube that everyone should listen to. This is an intelligent, aware, outraged Englishman who had married a Japanese wife and settled in Japan. They got themselves and their children out of Japan in a few months, but his stories are direct, powerful, and from on site. This is an authentic voice — well worth the listen!


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  • Sol Man

    Instead of being "the most stable geological formation for the disposal of these materials that have ever been discovered."
    Quote by Randy Bock on Nukeprofessionalblogspot 3/22/14 this formation has performed like a highly unstable giant compactor, when we consider the roof-fall and the possibility at any time in the future for more. The instability is not an opinion. It is fact.
    There is no sense for any kind of feel-good about this event.

    We're gonna need a new earth.


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  • Nick

    Yeah, like the salt was gonna keep things away for another 250 million years?

    The frackers who are fracking around also are fracking things up.

    What the frack was that?

    Hey Joe, we hit a void.

    Whoop Whooop Whoooop. Run!


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  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    We are not evacuating because it's too dangerous not too.

    Hahahahaha
    Government logic


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