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“Truly Frightening”: Doctors being threatened for linking illnesses to Fukushima — Strange tumors, kids dying, pets dying — Much higher incidences of whole range of health problems reported — Experts: 1,000,000 cancers, plus many other ailments possible (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Published: October 28th, 2014 at 12:43 pm ET
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Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education on Radio Ecoshock, released Oct 29, 2014:

  • Alex Smith, host of RadioEcoshock (at 10:30 in): We’ve heard almost nothing about the impacts [of the Fukushima catastrophe] on people in that region. There are accounts coming out of there of strange tumors, kids dying, pets dying — what have you heard? Can we ever expect an honest accounting from Japanese authorities?
  • Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer (emphasis added): That’s a pretty good summary, frankly. We continue to get information from people who live there about cancer rates — and illnesses in general, not just cancer. We think of radiation as a cancer causing thing, but it also causes many other ailments. Much higher incidences of a whole range of illnesses than they had in 2010, the year before the accident… We’re also working with doctors in Japan, and some brave doctors are saying that they’ve been threatened — that their hospital rights have been threatened — if you tell your patient this illness is radiation related you’ll lose your right to practice and things like that. So there’s enormous pressure on the medical community to tell the patients that what they’re experiencing is not at all related to radiation. The key is statistics, and the question is when will the statistics be released for mortality, morbidity, and general illnesses… We’re not seeing the data. The medical community now has to file every report that it writes with the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, before it’s issued. So if you’re a hospital, and you’ve got mortality data, you’re not allowed to issue that to the public until those reports have been cleared by the IAEA. Well, Article II of the IAEA charter is to promote nuclear power. So even if the hospital was conscientious — there’s a lot of political pressure not to be — but even if it was conscientious, there’s another step in the process, and they’ve got to clear an IAEA hurdle before those numbers are released. It’s truly frightening, the pressure the medical community is undergoing in Japan. Very few of them are willing to tell the truth.

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer, Oct. 20, 2014 (at 15:00 in): There’s experts out there like me – independent experts – who are saying that as many as a million cancers may result.

Sneak peek of Oct. 29 broadcast here | Watch Oct. 20 presentation here

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  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/29/national/radioactive-soil-stored-fukushima-schools-covered-recent-disposal-law-nowhere-go/#.VFCG9kLLjao

    Radioactive soil stored at Fukushima schools not covered by recent disposal law, has nowhere to go

    … This is because decontamination at schools was carried out before a special law on radioactive contamination took effect in January 2012 and thus the Environment Ministry deems tainted soil collected during the work not covered by the law. The central government undertakes or funds decontamination work.

    The Fukushima Prefectural Government is arguing that such discrimination is pointless ..

    “We want the state government to prepare an environment where children can study safely,” a senior Fukushima municipal official said…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.huntingtonnews.net/99490

    Conspiracy Alleged in Energy Worker Exposure at Hanford, Portsmouth

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 02:34 Updated 2 hours ago
    BY TONY E. RUTHERFORD, NEWS EDITOR

    A draft report concerning safety violations at the Hanford nuclear site in southeastern Washington has implications for workers at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, according to former PGDP employee and whistleblower, Jeff Walburn.

    The Hanford draft expert investigation spurred by KING-TV following 60 worker complaints of illness "condemns" chemical vapor releases from underground tanks. KING reported, "he problems revealed include not protecting workers with appropriate safety gear, ignoring expert advice gathered over decades on how to make the worksite safer, and deceiving employees on the severity of the chemical exposures."

    The allegations include "flawed science to measure worker exposure." Some of the testing procedures for exposure took place 45 to 120 minutes after incidents when chemicals had already dissipated. The Hanford report stated too that inhalation measurements were not in real time "short bursts." Instead, exposure was spread out over hours.

    Walburn has made similar allegations and provided documented evidence that the same broken worker and leaking measurement protocols apply to PGDP, too…


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  • rogerthat

    … He stated that "garbage in, garbage out" scientific toxicology determinations place in doubt compensation and disability determinations of all Energy Worker Occupational Compensation (EEOICPA) decisions, which rely on a sophisticated formula for re-creating and estimating worker dosimeter exposures where no records of radioactive testing exist.

    The decommissioning of the Ohio plant has been filled with safety lapse incidents, too. Missing uranium went into the environment through "outgassing" that spread beyond the plant fences. The effect on workers and residents breathing and ingesting these chemicals have been ignored in both Hanford and Portsmouth.

    Hanford came under suspicion after the firing of nuclear safety manager Donna Busche who raised safety concerns about designs for the Waste Treatment Plant there. An inspection by the inspector general was dropped after the contractor refused to provide the contents of 4,500 documents …

    I


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  • rogerthat

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

    New safety breaches at prototype Monju reactor
    Oct. 29
    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority says the operator of the prototype fast breeder reactor Monju violated safety regulations by failing to repair dozens of surveillance cameras.

    The facility in Tsuruga, central Japan, has been idle since a sodium leak accident in 1995. Liquid sodium was used to cool the experimental reactor.

    In May last year, the NRA ordered the operator, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, to halt preparations for resuming a test run after about 14,000 pieces of equipment were found to have gone uninspected.

    Then last month, 54 of the plant's 180 surveillance cameras set up after the accident were found to have gone unfixed for up to 18 months.

    On Wednesday, the regulator criticized the operator for lacking willingness to reform itself…


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  • rogerthat

    today's weird little poem:

    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/jpnese-car-brand-factory-far-far-fukushima-ar-4861248.html

    Johnny5
    High Supremacy Member

    Join Date: Sep 2002
    Posts: 30,191
    Which Jpnese car brand factory is far far from Fukushima ar?
    Moi not a fan of sitting in permanently radioactive car
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  • rogerthat

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201410290042

    Mayor says Sendai plant able to withstand any disaster, despite misgivings
    October 29

    THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
    SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture–Mayor Hideo Iwakiri asserted that the Sendai nuclear power plant can withstand any disaster, a position that is at odds with the nuclear watchdog's contention that 100-percent safety can never be guaranteed…

    In releasing a draft review paper for the Sendai plant in July, Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the NRA, declined to state that the plant is absolutely safe….

    Koichi Miyamoto, mayor of Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, located within a mandatory evacuation zone since the Fukushima nuclear accident, empathized with Satsuma-Sendai’s decision, saying that keeping the nuclear plant idle had a direct impact on local employment and budgetary requirements of host municipalities.

    However, he said all municipalities within a 30-kilometer radius of a nuclear plant should be allowed to have a say in whether or not to resume operations as their cooperation is essential in evacuating residents in a case of accident.

    "It remains unclear what routes evacuees should take in a case of accident. The central government has not fulfilled its responsibility if it leaves everything up to local municipalities in drawing up evacuation plans," Miyamoto said.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/16774/rsc-lecture-can-advanced-materials-cleanup-radioactive-contamination-released-from-the-fukushima-daiichii-power-plant

    RSC Lecture: Can advanced materials cleanup radioactive contamination released from the Fukushima Daiichii Power Plant
    3 December 2014, Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Speaker information
    Dr Stephanie Handley-Sidhu
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Committee
    Dr Hywel Evans
    WRAD, United Kingdom
    Event contact information
    Dr Hywel Evans
    Plymouth University
    01752 584573
    hevans@plymouth.ac.uk


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  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141029_32.html

    Nuclear scrapping experts see Fukushima plant
    Oct. 29
    Four nuclear experts from abroad have inspected decommissioning efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    They are Mike Weightman — a former chief of Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation — and other specialists on scrapping efforts and treating water contaminated with radioactive substances.

    They visited the stricken plant on Wednesday as special committee members of the government-backed Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation…


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  • maybesomeday

    "A civil court in Busan (Korea) has ruled that a nuclear power plant operator should be held accountable for a nearby resident contracting thyroid cancer. On Friday, the Eastern Busan District Court ordered Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the state-run operator of reactors, to pay 15 million won in compensation to a female resident…who lived near the Gori nuclear power plant for nearly 20 years and eventually contracted cancer. The ruling carries great significance, given the fact the court admitted to the dangers of radioactivity for the first time that is not caused by a large accident at a nuclear plant. The ruling, the first of its kind in Korea and rare by international standards also, is expected to trigger an avalanche of similar lawsuits." http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/search1/2603000000.html?cid=AEN20141021000700315


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  • We Not They Finally

    Apparently there is no logic on the part of those who think we have too many people on the planet..I say that because within a very short time there maybe no life left on this dying planet. Yes we out of greed and the urge to coverup the radioactive nightmare we all face.

    Again as the precious planckton die we will lose 70% of the worlds oxygen..The food chain will soon be gone.As the oxygen dissapears methane will become our new atmosphere leading to massive explosions throughout the planetTHe worlds population will totally collapse in very short time.A nightmare awaits those of us who would rather dream.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Whatever happened to mans humanity to man???Jung said it all when he wrote about man creates his own evil.Now the very wealthy celebrate their power with their ignorance cruelty and barbarism..Our time on this planet is vanishing quickly.The gates of hell will soon open…


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