Gov’t Officials: Fukushima should be declared uninhabitable — “Conditions are getting worse, we have to move people away… we can’t wait” — “Someone has to do something” — “Just like evacuation of children in WWII” — Newspaper: “Fukushima youths ready to desert irradiated hometowns” (VIDEO)

Published: June 5th, 2015 at 1:28 pm ET


Jiji Press, Jun 5, 2015 (emphasis added): Fukushima youths ready to desert irradiated hometowns, survey finds… a majority of the young people living in 12 radiation-contaminated municipalities in Fukushima do not plan to be living in the same place… The survey, conducted in February and March, covered members of some 13,000 households randomly selected from the 77,600 still remaining in the 12 municipalities… “The results are very shocking,” said Satoshi Endo, mayor of the town of Hirono… Fukushima Prefectural Government will present a clear vision so young people can have hope about their hometowns, a senior official said..

The Asia-Pacific Journal, May 25, 2015:

  • Murakami Tatsuya, former mayor of Tōkaimura (“Birthplace of nuclear power in Japan”): There are 14 reactors on [Japan’s Pacific coast] and I wouldn’t have been surprised if all these reactors had ended up failing in some way or another… It tells you how catastrophic it could be for a country like Japan to house nuclear power plants… It is crazy. Right now about 130,000 people in Fukushima have been evacuated from the exclusion areas, although it would be 80,000 or 90,000 people if we do not count voluntary evacuees… Speaking from the examples of Chernobyl, Fukushima should have been declared uninhabitable, especially to raise children.
  • Prof. Katsuya Hirano, UCLA: I agree… families with small children should have been given new land somewhere safe to start their lives again. The government should have provided them with a new village and community to live…
  • Murakami: I thought about the possibility of relocating the entire Tōkaimura myself. The news about the Fukushima crisis chilled me to the bone. As I mentioned, we were so close to having a similar situation, so I started thinking about relocating the entire village and in fact found a place in Hokkaido… and have them start dairy farming and cultivating new land in Hokkaido… I even visited the area. If it doesn’t work, I thought, other alternatives would be Australia or our sister state, Idaho.

Press Conference for Dr. Akira Sugenoya, Mayor of Matsumoto, Japan (AP: Sugenoya is a surgeon and thyroid specialist who left a prestigious Japanese hospital to perform lifesaving cancer surgeries in Chernobyl for several years): “It is clear that a significant amount of radioactive iodine was released from Fukushima Daiichi. It was a huge mistake not to take any measures immediately… There are children in Fukushima diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and the number of cases is increasing… I have said “children and pregnant women will suffer negative health effects in the future, as a result of external — and especially internal — exposure… In order to protect their lives, the government must, as a matter of national policy, move the children out of contaminated regions… The people are being exposed to radiation on a daily basis. Someone has to do something… A good part of Japan has been contaminated with nuclear fallout. This is just like the evacuation of children that took place en masse during the World War II.”

Taro Yamamoto, member of Japan’s Upper House of Parliament: “We have to grasp the real situation of which our children are in… we cannot wait around, because the conditions are getting worse. We have to move people away from the affected areas.”

Dr. Sugenoya’s press conference here | Interview with Yamamoto here

Published: June 5th, 2015 at 1:28 pm ET


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  5. UK newspaper reports on Fukushima children with abnormal thyroid growths July 19, 2012

426 comments to Gov’t Officials: Fukushima should be declared uninhabitable — “Conditions are getting worse, we have to move people away… we can’t wait” — “Someone has to do something” — “Just like evacuation of children in WWII” — Newspaper: “Fukushima youths ready to desert irradiated hometowns” (VIDEO)

  • rogerthat

    Are hazardous landfills in our county’s future?
    June 07, 2015

    I was unable to attend the Board of Commissioners meeting on May 19, but have since watched the video recording on the commission’s website. Chairman Buzz Ahrens read Section 8.10 of the county’s recently signed 30-year lease-purchase contract with Cowart Mulch Products LLC.

    In no way does Section 8.10 prevent a hazardous or radioactive waste landfill at the county’s property near Ball Ground, as Chairman Ahrens seemed to imply.

    In fact, the contract clearly states that hazardous materials will be handled in compliance with requirements of “all applicable Environmental Laws,” a phrase stated four times in Section 8.10. However, those same environmental laws and the accompanying rules and regulations actually allow regulatory agencies to issue environmental permits for hazardous waste landfills and other waste operations.

    I recently spoke to Jeff Cown, the chief of EPD’s land protection branch. He said a permit has never been issued in Georgia for a hazardous waste landfill or a hazardous waste incinerator. When I asked if EPD would process, consider, applications for such permits he said, “Yes,” indicating appropriate rules and laws are in place for permitting such facilities. …

    • rogerthat

      On last May 12, Greg Suber, chief of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Low Level Waste Branch in Rockville, Md., told me: “The Southeast Compact is active.” The Compact’s official title is the Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact. The Compact is composed of six states, including Georgia, and each state is empowered to issue a landfill license for disposal of low-level radioactive wastes, according Linda Walters, Special Projects Coordinator of the Southeast Compact Director’s Office in Cary, N.C.

      She said that no such landfill exists in the Southeast Compact, and that low level wastes, like contaminated protective clothing generated at nuclear facilities, are being shipped to Texas or Utah for treatment or disposal. Perhaps Compact waste generators would be willing to somewhat higher costs to landfill wastes in Georgia, while saving the huge cost of trucking wastes out west.

      Chairman Ahrens failed to mention Section 12.21, which is titled “Cooperation in Obtaining Permits.” It states that the Resource Recovery Development Authority and the county agree to cooperate in good faith with Cowart Products for its “application for any necessary permits” for Cowart Product’s business.

      In other words, if it makes business sense for Cowart Products to apply for and obtain one or more environmental permits, county officials — including board members of the Commission and RRDA — are obligated to help obtain the permits. …

      • rogerthat

        And the contract does not provide the county with veto power to block permits, even for activities citizens may not want at the county’s Ball Ground property, such as for the construction and operation of the two kinds of landfills that typically charge very high disposal fees: hazardous waste landfills and low level radioactive waste landfills. Not to mention the potential for incineration of hazardous wastes.

        Time will tell which and what kind of wastes and processes will make business sense to the new facility operator, and how many permits or licenses are obtained with the county’s help. In fact, 30 contract-years of time will tell.

        B. Roger Carter


  • The nuclear waste problem is insoluble because of the violent often catastrophic interactions of the various parts of modern civilization on one another. As of today, surface storages of wastes of a 1000 MW nuclear reactor plant require for their maintenance for 100 million years,the energy of 100000 MW energy capacity! The wastes as we found out from the WIPP and other catastrophes like Sellafield and Kyshtym are being hit by the surges of force and water moment applied by the world's dams. Not only wastes but the reactors themselves to result in extinction events like Fukushima. With the advent of dams, it is routine for epicenters to be lifted hundreds of kilometers up during the wet season of a hydrological year and violently dropped by more than this lift in the dry season. See the example of Fukushima at
    The Fukushima triple melt was caused by the dams of the world:
    So modern civilization(mc) is destroying itself. In such a situation we should,yes, come together to change over to a normal way where on a war footing we stop mc and thus nukes,excess cars,etc., and make rivers run free by ecological reforestion by recognising the superiority of trees to dams by relevant knowledge and creation, so value is realised. Trees in the predam era caused only 1% of the quakes of the dam era.

  • rogerthat

    Green Deal: Energy efficiency programme may be axed amid austerity drive

    OLIVER WRIGHT, TOM BAWDEN Saturday 06 June 2015

    Spending on energy efficiency and the clean-up of Britain’s old nuclear reactors is set be significantly reduced as part of the Government’s austerity drive.

    In order to save money it is being proposed that the controversial Green Deal home improvement plan should be mothballed while some spending on nuclear decommissioning would be delayed.

    Amber Rudd, the Climate Change Secretary, told The Independent on Sunday that all Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) spending on energy efficiency was being looked at: “We’re reviewing that whole area.”

    Overall, DECC’s £3.3bn annual budget is expected to be one of the biggest casualties in percentage terms of George Osborne’s latest austerity drive. …

  • @ navilu
    June 7, 2015 at 8:22 am
    "epicenters to be lifted hundreds of kilometers"
    "epicenters to be lifted hundreds of meters"
    Sorry for the slip fault!

  • rogerthat

    Less-stringent plan for San Onofre's nuclear waste approved
    June 5, 2015

    A year ago, San Onofre’s operators argued that with the nuclear power plant shut down, and with nuclear fuel no longer in the reactors, its emergency plan should be less stringent.

    On Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued exemptions for the plant’s emergency plan, approving the less-stringent strategy.

    Spent nuclear fuel remains on-site at San Onofre – 2,668 assemblies in spent-fuel pools and 1,200 in dry storage, according to Southern California Edison, the plant’s majority owner. Edison plans to bury the fuel in underground concrete until the federal government figures out what to do with it. …

    But the plant will no longer maintain off-site radiological emergency plans, and there will be no 10-mile emergency planning zone, covering sheltering and evacuation to shield against radioactive exposure. …

    Activists criticized the less-stringent plan Thursday.

    “Edison and the NRC would like the public to believe that since the reactors have been shut down, everything is much safer,” said Rita Conn, chairwoman for the group Let Laguna Vote. “But the truth is as long as there are 1,632 tons of high-level, extremely radioactive spent fuel in the middle of more than 10 million people, danger exists.”

  • rogerthat

    Nuclear Horror Still Haunts Trinity, New Mexico, 70 Years On

    By Finian Cunningham

    America’s New Mexico state saw the birth of nuclear weapons 70 years ago at the Trinity test site, where the world’s first ever atomic explosion occurred. That was on July 16, 1945. Less than one month later, the bomb was dropped on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki wiping out some 200,000 lives in an instant.

    Now the American state is grappling with the sinister problem of trying to bury seven decades of nuclear waste from America’s military-industrial complex. In many ways, the horror of nuclear weaponry still haunts the very place where it was first unleashed.

    US federal and state politicians are planning to make New Mexico the permanent burial site for highly radioactive waste materials that up to now have been kept in temporary storage at other locations across the country, such as at Hanford in northwest Washington state where the nation’s main facility for producing plutonium and uranium for nuclear weapons is located.

    There is, to be sure, strong opposition among various community groups and activists, who deplore the plans to scale up New Mexico’s nuclear-waste dumping. They point to an already heavy burden of environmental and public health toxicity in NM that includes not only fallout from the original Trinity test site, but also from …

    • rogerthat

      Los Alamos Laboratories where the atomic bomb was conceived under the Manhattan Project during the 1940s, as well as from scores of uranium-ore mines, and an existing low-level nuclear waste site.

      But the anti-dumping campaigners are up against the formidable US military-industrial complex and what they call a «genocidal ideology» in the east coast Washington political establishment. If plans go ahead, as seems likely, New Mexico will become the sole depository for the most dangerous of all radioactive waste in the US.

      Randy Martin is one of the community campaigners trying to prevent the scaling up of nuclear-waste dumping in NM. He has been an activist on the issue for over 30 years. Some of his family relatives who had farms near the Gnome site – another disastrous nuclear-explosion test area hatched on the backs of natives and locals – succumbed to cancers and other diseases, which he believes were caused by the subsequent radioactive fallout. He reckons that thousands of people in New Mexico have been affected by inter-generational nuclear contamination.

      «The trouble is that New Mexico has been enslaved to the military-industrial complex», says Martin. «Our relationship to the industry is from the cradle to the grave. This is where nuclear weapons technology was created and tested, and now we are being left with the task of burying its toxic waste».

      One of the biggest advocates for the expanded waste facility in New Mexico is Republican state governor …

      • rogerthat

        Susana Martinez. Martinez is touted to have ambitions of becoming a future vice-president in the White House. The plan is to take in high-level spent radioactive materials from all over the country, including fuel rods and bomb cores, in an expansion of an already existing low-level waste site located at Carlsbad – about 200 km from the Trinity site.

        Advocates for the expansion of nuclear-waste dumping in New Mexico appear to have a strong suite of arguments in their favour. The state is one of the poorest in the whole of the US; therefore the development beckons jobs and a boost to local government coffers. There is also a onerous psychological pressure on communities to be «patriotic» in helping to serve the nation’s military. Moreover, since the Second World War, New Mexico has become so entwined with the US military that it seems extremely difficult to live without it.

        The state hosts the biggest weapons testing and training sites in the whole country at the White Sands Missile Range covering 8,300 sq. km of desert at the foot of the San Andreas Mountains. The vast area encompasses the Trinity test site. There are also numerous other military bases dotted all over the state. Consequently, much of the civilian sector, even if it is not formally connected to the military, has a preponderant economic dependence on it. The argument that whatever is good for the military is good for New Mexico is a hard one to rebut. …

        • rogerthat

          That makes it difficult for communities to oppose the plan to accept military nuclear waste even if there is an apprehension about contamination risk. Many livelihoods are at stake by not accommodating the Pentagon.

          Indeed campaigners say there is a sinister, but subtle, social atmosphere that pervades the state, whereby open criticism of the environmental and public health impacts from the Pentagon’s activities is frowned upon. That creates a climate of conformity and self-censorship. Jobs and contracts can be lost on a sly say-so.

          Furthermore, there is a dearth of official data on the fallout from nuclear activity in New Mexico. Incredible as it might seem, it was only last year that the federal government finally launched a comprehensive epidemiological study into the possible health impact of the Trinity atomic test – some 70 years after it took place. So up to now, no-one was too sure how deleterious that explosion was to local populations, although there is ample anecdotal evidence of high rates of cancer and other environmental impacts.

          That lack of impact-data makes it difficult to mount an effective campaign against the latest plans to scale up nuclear dumping.

          However, there are warning signs. Last year, there was a serious radioactive leak at the existing waste site at Carlsbad, which resulted in contamination of some dozen workers at the plant. Yet the same facility is now being lined up to take in much greater quantities …

          • rogerthat

            of higher-level spent radioactive material. The new waste is to be stored in vast underground caverns mined from the salt-rock terrain.

            Advocates for the site claim that the geology provides a safe natural deposit. But given that the waste material represents a toxic lifespan of thousands of years it is a worrying assumption that leaks will not occur from future geological events. The New Mexico waste site lies perilously above the Delaware Basin that serves as the only fresh-water source for communities in the region and is a tributary to the Rio Grande River, which outflows to the Gulf of Mexico, potentially affecting millions of lives all along the US-Mexican border.

            Campaigners against nuclear-waste dumping point out that the Soviet authorities acted with much greater alacrity to the fallout of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster compared with their American counterparts over New Mexico’s decades-old concerns. Following Chernobyl, medical surveys were carried out to assess human health impacts, and the then Soviet government enacted compensation payments to victims and families.

            In contrast, the US federal government has tended to suppress investigations into the legacy of nuclear activity in New Mexico, and has been reluctant to provide financial compensation for those allegedly affected by it. The pervasive dominant role of the US military in the state tends to further suppress any public criticism and calls for accountability. …

            • rogerthat

              The historical background of colonial conquest is another telling factor. New Mexico was long considered by the Washington establishment as backward «Indian territories». The modern state of New Mexico was only formed in 1912. Prior to that it was known simply as «The Territories» – a vast borderless hinterland populated by native American tribes.

              The Apache Wars were being waged by the newly formed United States up to the late 1800s – only 70 years before the Trinity test explosion occurred in 1945. During those wars, the Apache tribes were among the last native Americans to be conquered in brutal campaigns of extermination.

              It is no coincidence then that the «worthless deserts and conquered people» of New Mexico would be later selected by the Washington establishment as the test site for the first atomic weapon.

              It must be recalled that even the scientists of the Manhattan Project were not sure whether the nuclear explosion would result in a catastrophic atmospheric reaction within New Mexico and surrounding US states.

              Randy Martin, the campaigner, says that horrific atomic experiment at the Trinity site in 1945 was born out of the «genocidal mentality» that the Washington government retained from the earlier conquest of native American tribes.

              «That genocidal mentality persists to this day», says Martin. «The United States government and its military-industrial complex unleashed the horror of nuclear weapons in this part of the country …

              • rogerthat

                because they saw it as a conquered territory containing conquered people. Today, the Washington establishment and its ilk still view New Mexico as a place where they think nuclear problems can be buried and forgotten».

                Under the Obama administration, the Pentagon has received a budget of over $350 billion to upgrade the US arsenal of nuclear weapons over the next decade. Some observers have discerned that this nuclear resurgence under Obama is emblematic of a new Cold War with Russia and other perceived global rivals. Notwithstanding the facts that Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 in part supposedly for nuclear disarmament, and that the US is obligated to totally disarm under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that was signed 40 years ago.

                Under Washington’s renewed nuclear arms quest, Los Alamos Laboratories in New Mexico has been assigned to replace plutonium cores in nuclear weapons with new fission devices. That inevitably means much greater volumes of nuclear waste will be dumped in the deserts of New Mexico.

                Seventy years after Trinity, New Mexico is still being used in a pernicious nuclear experiment by the Pentagon. The toxic waste might be buried underground, but the horror lives on.

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            "it was only last year that the federal government finally launched a comprehensive epidemiological study into the possible health impact of the Trinity atomic test – some 70 years after it took place."

            I'm sure they will:

            1) Establish "natural background levels" from current existing conditions.
            2)A few rounds of golf daily
            3) Conclude it's all safe.

            Why don't they get me to do the study? I could
            1) pay off my student loans
            2) skip the greens fees and get a hooker
            3) Buy a new house and car
            4) Come up with the same results
            5) Shhh! Make a nice contribution to Enenews.

  • rogerthat

    The death of the nuclear industry – theme for June 2015

    The world is waking up to the unaffordable costs of the nuclear fuel chain. …

  • rogerthat

    A French Farce indeed – South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission in Paris – talking to AREVA

    Northern Territory Mines Departments Credibility and ERA’s Contaminants both down the Creek

    Australia is obligated to take back Lucas Heights nuclear waste from France

    Let’s hope that South Australia’s Royal Commission is using the Nuclear Fuel Chain Cost Calculator

  • jec jec

    Latest post on you Lori) is explaining the clouds of radiation we see on the webcam views daily..the PLUMES. Lori writes," Tepco states noble gas passes by as radioactive cloud to cause only external exposure so the exposure dose caused by the discharged noble gas should be significantly small." They dont mention the high levels of CESIUM being emitted.
    So now the radioactive cloud dose should be small because its 'external?' What does that say to the INTERNAL doses everyone is getting from this poison. This is a farce for TEPCO to continue to misrepresent the radiation of the world.

    By the way, its likely those noble gases (fancy way to say radioactive air) and cesium relesases are the cause of the pixels flashes and the clouds we see increasingly over the four reactors. TEPCO does not have to say Reactor 3 is a problem child..we can see it. What is scary to mention of Reactor 1/2 where we see rising emissions…and temperatures.

  • rogerthat

    Compensation to Fukushima businesses hurt by nuke accident to end in fiscal 2016
    June 07, 2015

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Will government subsidy to nuclear plants should be ending in 2016 as well?

      Oh business will be fine by 2016?

      What about the fishery business that Tepco concealed info from and lied to? I know I won't be eating ocean fish THE REST OF MY LIFE.

      P.S. dirty rotten scoundrels!

    • That may explain why there are no businesses protesting against nuclear.. getting bribed to stay quiet.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Only one comment on this PRAVDA article.

    Doing a search on the website for "Fukushima" shows there has been no new articles since 2014. I think there was one, but it's missing.

    Probably removed to the "Free Speech Zone"

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Cute article,

    Anchorage Alaska news searched "Fukushima" Appears there is only one newer article (June 2014)

    Looks like there is at least a brownout of Fukushima news in Anchorage until 2015 when a blackout prevails.

    Earthquakes and volcanoes and leaks, leaks, leaks, leaks,oh my!
    No interest at all? Those Alaskans are sure tough. Poke one with a stick, see if it moves!

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I would have to sign in to read this article from Kodiak, Alaska's "Daily Mirror"

    Fukushima radiation far from harmful in Kodiak, but higher than Chernobyl
    by James Brooks /

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Searching the "Alaskan Native News" for "Fukushima" shows more solid reporting on the Nuclear fiasco in Japan, BUT NOTHING NEWER THAN MARCH 17 2014


    Must sell fish, must maintain the image of clean Alaskan water and fresh, healthy fish or Alaska will have hard times! It's cold up there!

  • rogerthat

    Hollywood and the downwinders still grapple with nuclear fallout

    The US turned swathes of desert radioactive during the cold war and denied it, bequeathing a medical mystery that still haunts Hollywood and rural Mormon communities and raises the question: how much do you trust the government?

    Rory Carroll in St George, Utah
    Saturday 6 June 2015

    The photograph shows John Wayne with his two sons during a break in filming on the set of The Conqueror, a big budget blockbuster about Genghis Khan shot in the Utah desert in 1954. It was one of Hollywood’s most famous mis-castings. The duke could do many things but playing a 13th century Mongol warlord was not one of them. Film geeks consider it one of the great turkeys of Hollywood’s golden age.

    There is another, darker reason it endures in film lore. The photograph hints at it. Wayne clutches a black metal box while another man appears to adjust the controls. Wayne’s two teenage sons, Patrick and Michael, gaze at it, clearly intrigued, perhaps a bit anxious. The actor himself appears relaxed, leaning on Patrick, his hat at a jaunty angle. The box, which rests on a patch of scrub, looks unremarkable. It is in fact a Geiger counter.

    It is said to have crackled so loudly Wayne thought it was broken. Moving it to different clumps of rock and sand produced the same result. The star, by all accounts, shrugged…

    • rogerthat

      it off. The government had detonated atomic bombs at a test site in Nevada but that was more than a hundred miles away. Officials said the canyons and dunes around St George, a remote, dusty town where the film was shooting, was completely safe.

      Last week, half a century later, Rebecca Barlow, a nurse practitioner at the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP), which operates from the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St George, now a prosperous little city with an airport, leafed through her patient records.

      “More than 60% of this year’s patients are new,” she said. “Mostly breast and thyroid, also some leukaemia, colon, lung.”

      This is a story about cancer. About how the United States turned swathes of the desert radioactive during the cold war and denied it, bequeathing a medical mystery which to this day haunts Hollywood and rural Mormon communities and raises a thorny question: how much should you trust the government?

      “It’s gone into our DNA,” said Michelle Thomas, 63, an outspoken advocate for the so-called downwinders, the name given to the tens of thousands exposed to fallout. “I’ve lost count of the friends I’ve buried. I’m not patriotic. My government lied to me.”

      Hollywood is set to remember its own cameo in the story with next year’s 50th anniversary of the release of The Conqueror, the film which allegedly killed Wayne plus leading lady Susan Hayward, director Dick Powell and dozens of other cast and crew members. …

      • rogerthat

        In the meantime there will be another anniversary: this summer it will be 70 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

        The Manhattan Project scientists conducted the first atomic tests in great secrecy in 1945 in New Mexico. After the second world war, testing shifted to the southern Pacific Ocean on the grounds of public safety. But the war in Korea and escalating rivalry with the Soviet Union prompted a shift back to the US mainland for greater security.

        The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), an agency with near Olympian powers which ran the nuclear programme, selected a government-owned bombing and gunnery range in Nevada partly because winds would blow “radiological hazards” away from Las Vegas and Los Angeles towards “virtually uninhabitable” land downwind to the west, home to ranches and Mormon communities.

        From 1951 to 1962 the AEC detonated more than 100 bombs, sending huge pinkish plumes of radioactive dust across the stony valleys and canyons of southern Utah and northern Arizona. It gave each “shot” names like Annie, Eddie, Humboldt and Badger.

        The official advice: enjoy the show. “Your best action is not to be worried about fallout,” said an AEC booklet. Families and lovers would drive to vantage points for the spectacle, then drive home as ash wafted down on their communities. It was a cheap date.

        At first the local press cheered the chance to beat …

        • rogerthat

          the Russians and be part of history. “Spectacular Atomic Explosions Mean Progress in Defense, No Cause For Panic,” said an editorial in The Deseret News. Clint Mosher, a columnist, said he never saw a prettier sight. “It was like a letter from home or the firm handshake of someone you admire and trust.’’

          Seated in her home in St George last week, Claudia Peterson, 60, another downwinder advocate, gave a wry smile at the memory. “We were Mormons and very patriotic. Perfect guinea pigs. We weren’t going to question anything. It was impossible to believe our government would consider us expendable.” Peterson has lost a father, sister, daughter and nephew to diseases she attributes at least in part to radiation.

          Eleven bombs were detonated in 1953, including several between March and June that coated St George and other towns in grey dust. The most notorious were a 51-kiloton shot called Simon and a 32-kiloton shot called Harry (later dubbed Dirty Harry). Thousands of sheep died. An AEC press release blamed “unprecedented cold weather”.

          A year later St George’s 4,800 residents found themselves hosting an exotic invasion of actors, producers, technicians and stuntmen. Howard Hughes, the eccentric head of RKO Pictures, lavished money on what he envisaged as a stirring tale of romance and epic battles on Asia’s steppes. The cast …

          • rogerthat

            and crew filled the motels and enlisted locals as labourers and extras. About 300 Shivwit Indians played Mongol villagers.

            Dick Powell, the actor-turned-director, took the gig for the pay check, said his son Norman, himself a director, speaking from his home near Hollywood. “He told me of these meetings in the middle of the night with Hughes and how weird it was.”

            Norman, who accompanied his father and worked as a labourer and an extra, recalled hot, dusty weeks filming battle scenes in Snow Canyon, a wind-trap. Nobody worried about radiation. “There was no concern. None.”

            It was an arduous shoot but left happy memories. “This is the way we like to think of America – people cheerfully helping people because that’s simply a good way to live,” Wayne recalled. The locals collected autographs and made good money. Everyone seemed to do well except the Shivwit, according to Rob Williams, a California writer who researched the film for a novel he is writing. “They were paid $2 or $3 a day and left to sit in the sun while the stars were in air-conditioned trailers.”

            The film fared reasonably well at the box office, earning nearly $12m. But risible dialogue (“I feel this Tartar woman is for me, and my blood says, ‘take her’”) and the duke’s efforts to pass as Asian with a Fu Manchu moustache and furry cap convinced no one, least of all Wayne, who was quoted saying the moral was “not to make an ass of yourself trying to play parts you’re not suited for”. …

            • rogerthat

              The film became a laughing stock.

              And then, as years passed and cast and crew fell sick, it acquired a darker reputation. Powell got lymph cancer and died in 1963. “It got him pretty quickly,” said Norman. The same year Pedro Armendáriz, a Mexican actor who played Khan’s right-hand man, Jamuga, shot himself after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hayward, who played a Tartar princess, died of brain cancer in 1975.

              By the time Wayne succumbed to stomach cancer in 1979, The Conqueror had been dubbed an RKO Radioactive Picture. His sons Patrick and Michael battled – and survived – their own cancer scares. Whether out of guilt or some other reason, Hughes bought up all the copies of The Conqueror and reputedly watched it every night in his final, reclusive years.

              A People magazine article in 1980 reported that of 220 cast and crew, 91 had contracted cancer, with 46 of them dying.

              No bombs were tested during the filming, but the article quoted Robert Pendleton, director of radiological health at the University of Utah, saying radioactivity from previous blasts probably lodged in Snow Canyon. It also attributed an immortal quote to a scientist from the Pentagon’s defense nuclear agency: “Please, God, don’t let us have killed John Wayne”.

              Did the US kill its own embodiment of grit and patriotism? The answer is: probably not. His chain-smoking of up to four packs of cigarettes …

              • rogerthat

                a day was a likelier cause of death, according to his widow, Pilar. Many of the rest of The Conqueror’s cast and crew were also heavy smokers. Norman quit in his 20s and is today a vigorous 80-year-old who hikes and pumps iron. He thinks radiation was, at most, a contributory factor to his father’s death.

                Wherever it comes from, cancer haunts him. “My father, mother, youngest daughter and five of my closest friends died of cancer. I hate that fucking disease.”

                The approximately 100,000 people who lived in the three-state fallout zone north and east of the testing site are more likely to have been affected than the Hollywood visitors.

                For years they inhaled contaminated dust and ingested contaminated food and milk.

                In the early 1960s, multiple cases of childhood leukaemia and adult cancers began to appear, a shocking novelty because Mormons, who shun alcohol and tobacco, typically have low cancer rates.

                A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1984 compared those in the fallout area with other Mormons and found leukaemia levels five times higher.

                Thomas was in her mother’s womb in 1951 when testing started. As a child she would duck under her desk during nuclear drills only to be sent out to play, she said, in a school yard coated with ash.

                Her mother, Irma, waged a lonely campaign warning of the dangers. “She wrote letters and made a chart with rows of square boxes representing homes in our neighbourhood. …

                • rogerthat

                  ''Whenever someone got a disease she put a cross in the box.” As a cheerleader with beauty pageant ambitions, Thomas was embarrassed by this kooky-seeming activism – until she was stricken with polymyositis, a debilitating loss of muscle mass. Later, she got breast cancer. She survived, but her mother succumbed to cancer.

                  Speaking last week from a wheelchair in the yard of her St George home, Thomas was an acerbic, outspoken advocate for downwinders. “You have to forgive me if I don’t give a shit about John Wayne. They rewrote my DNA. They rewrote my life.”

                  Government scientists, drawing on data from Nagasaki and Hiroshima, used to visit schools to check thyroids and radioactivity levels, recalled Peterson, another advocate.

                  “They wore black suits like the Blues Brothers. They knew what was happening.”

                  Above-ground testing paused in 1959 and briefly resumed in 1962, after which it went underground, where hundreds more bombs were detonated (including some on behalf of Britain’s nuclear programme) until a moratorium in 1992.

                  Government denials about any cancer-causing fallout unravelled in the 1980s, when lawsuits uncovered internal AEC reports showing scientists and bureaucrats downplayed and distorted evidence. Congress passed the Radiation Exposure …

                  • rogerthat

                    Compensation Act in 1990, establishing a fund for downwinders with cancer and serious illnesses apparently linked to above-ground nuclear weapons testing. Compensation is capped at $50,000 per person.

                    The fund has disbursed about $2bn and is set to continue until first-generation downwinders have died out.

                    Their children and grandchildren, regardless of any health problems, are excluded. The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) has eight clinics in the region. They diagnose and advise about treatment, which is free if you qualify.

                    The clinic in St George, a bright, modern facility, has received an average of 140 new patients every year for the past five years.

                    Barlow, the nurse practitioner, and Carolyn Rasmussen, a counsellor and case manager, hear recollections of watching sunburst explosions, sweeping ash from porches and watching relatives die.

                    “Listening is part of the job,” said Rasmussen. “Some people are grateful we’re here, others are just angry and resentful about what happened,” Barlow said, nodding.

                    “Some won’t take the money because they think it’s blood money. We tell them the government that created this programme is different from the government that did the testing.”

                    Multiple factors cause cancer and we will never know if radiation contributed to John Wayne’s death. But there is no doubt the atmospheric nuclear testing programme wrought a terrible toll on many families. Peterson, …

                    • rogerthat

                      the activist who has lost multiple relatives, had an epiphany when she visited bereaved families in Kazakhstan, where the Soviet Union did its own testing.

                      “I was afraid of these people my whole childhood and then discovered they weren’t monsters. It was our own governments that were killing us.”

                    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                      "It was our own governments that were killing us".

                      Yes, yes they are.

                      And we are only 4 years in. Give it a few more years and see what happens.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        These Nuke Pukes did a great deal more death than just killing John Wayne and we lost 587,000 directly to cancer just last year and the numbers will certainly climb. They destroyed the whole country and we are all dead men walking now.. 🙁 Look at these Nuclear Testing fallout maps! Holy shit! Pure Evil! 2 billion on Planet Earth projected to die directly from cancers in the next 80 years! Puke!

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Now look at this list and pick any city between 500K and 700K population and Bam! That is the number of people lost/killed with millions more sick with the diseases they caused just last year. Sick! We are killing our own..shut them all down now! 🙂

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            When buying flowers for cancer patients, be careful. Nature has been using the Fibonacci sequence in flower design, but now, because of man-made radiation, has started using the fubaracci formula.


          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            OBE, That sucks. 🙁
            Nashville Tennessee 644,014
            Baltimore Maryland 622,793
            Oklahoma City Oklahoma 620,602
            Portland Oregon 619,360
            Las Vegas Nevada 613,599
            Louisville Kentucky 612,780
            Milwaukee Wisconsin 599,642
            Albuquerque New Mexico 557,169
            Tucson Arizona 527,972
            Fresno California 515,986
            Sacramento 485,199

            Next 10 years we can say goodbye to the population numbers of these cities via cancer. Up tick it for Fukushima.

            Will more die from Fukushima related non cancer consequence?
            Heart Disease
            Immune Problems

            All the other toxins?

            Can we kill enough off to save the gene pool? 🙁 What?

            Soon to come, genetic screening for viable reproduction, connected to our ' heathcare'.
            'Sorry Mr/Ms Smith, you are not a viable parent, lets proceed with sterilization. You know that's coming.

            What are we doing?

            The Blue Planet, soon to be the Quiet Planet.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    And the News from the capitol city, Juneau, only handful of search results, the latest mention of Fukushima is March, 2014

    "Fukushima brown bag lunch talk, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Pioneers Home Chapel. Sitka Sound Science Center fellow Lee Cooper will discuss the Japanese disaster and its likely impact on Southeast Alaska. "

    Would you like your news in a brown paper bag?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Sir? I asked if you would like a brown bag for that Fukushima news?

      For God's sake man, there are women and children outside!

      Not to mention the police might pick you up!

      Have a good day and remember, "The fish are clear of radiation — well almost."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Still 960,000Bq Cs-134/137 and 2,336,000,000Bq noble gas discharged from reactors to the air every single hour
    June 6 2015

    "Especially in Reactor 3, the discharged volume increased 78 times much as May. 2014. Also, 95,000 Bq / hour of Cs-134/137 is discharged from Reactor 4 building though it does not contain nuclear fuel."

    TEPCO says its' a noble gas's only external ..ONLY external exposure.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Only external to the daichi plant. Not to people — people can breath in gases. I wish I could literally wrap the word "external" around TEPCO's collective necks and shove the words "no risk to the public health" up their asses.

      I would use the most painful fonts, too. No Helvetica for them! Maybe a good western font with a name like "rawhide"

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    " Also, 95,000 Bq / hour of Cs-134/137 is discharged from Reactor 4 building though it does not contain nuclear fuel."

    I wonder why.

    PS. No, I don't.

    • razzz razzz

      Probably for the same reason that the shared vent stack is highly irradiated, Unit 3 blew part of its load through shared ducting with Unit 4. Besides the underground tunnels connecting the two units allows Unit 3 to partially vent its melt offgassing over to Unit 4.

      Since current status is vague or nonexistent, the results of plugging some underground connecting tunnels with concrete slurry have not been reported. Did leaks stop or get rerouted to other pathways?

      After exploding, Unit 3 has always been free to vent and leak to the environment (no containment). Work has to be done by remote control there since the radiation levels are so high. That is not going to change anytime soon. In fact, it will get worse as time wears on.

      A real dilemma for nuke cleanup engineers. If you can get a (any type of) wall around (3) blown reactors, do you pump the inside dry or do you flood it? If you pump it dry, how do you handle the offgassing? If you flood it, how do you handle the irradiated water?

      The tent on Unit 1 may have contained some radiation but at the same time irradiated the inside, now making spent fuel removal almost impossible.

      So far some captured irradiated water is only stored in tanks to be dumped later into the Pacific Ocean. The rest still seeps into the Pacific.

      It is asinine to move people back into the area with no containment. There again, Chernobyl Unit 3 continued operating until December, 2000.

      • Razzz and the tower with a 10Sv source at elevated height….that was the neutron blast from the criticality at 3….most went straight up and I guess just "activated the air or water vapor"

        But the tower is now radioactive steel

        And the 5 people that died that day when unit 3 went critical.

    • Cooter

      Got a good hint from Hatrick Penry and Plume Gate.

      …it does not contain nuclear fuel."
      I believe that the Unit 4 SFP rod assemblies went dry, fissioned, burned through the SFP containment and dropped to concrete floor below and continued into the earth.

      If you haven't read Hatrick Penery's work please, just glance at it. His expose' is backed up with Gov. FIOA documents that show what really happened, in e-mails by the NRC, IAEA, TEPCO and other government criminals.

      I remember reading, that when the accident happened there was a document burning party at Fukushima headquarters by GE contractors?

      Gone missing.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I love seafood.

    Wow. Yummy. But I won't eat it.

    The sellers probably would not tell us if radioactive elements in were not safe to eat. It's called survival.

    Marketing skews reality. Check it out:

    At Fukushima, we really did not have THREE FULL MELTDOWNS and DANGEROUS radiation leaks for four years, no. Not really. Depends. Sort of. Don't be so verbally radical! What REALLY happened was just a little case of "over heating"

  • Jebus Jebus

    South Korea agrees to WTO consultations on Fukushima-based import restrictions

    The South Korean government has said the ban is necessary to ensure the safety of its people.

    Among other Japanese trading partners, Taiwan imposed tougher rules on Japanese food imports in May, requiring certificates of origin for all products

  • Dick Shenary has received high praise for going where other media will not go and deservedly so as no other media will cover Fukushima in detail. I personally recommend to people who are not faint hearted. I also understand that needs to make money to cover expenses. The newest money making technique is to highlight certain words in a post and then link them to ads. This deceptive trick fools people into thinking that additional information may be contained within the post. What they get is some stupid ad and then they stop clicking on highlighted words. What this site needs is a well to do patron who can support this site out of pocket change. Where is George Soros or similar rich person when we really need them? Every person on earth has a stake in what is happening at Fukushima whether they know it or not. It is high time to rouse sleeping financial giants to the only cause that matters. By all means write to your rich Congress person who will be told by staff to at first try to placate you followed by silence. When you realize this is pointless, contact the richest people you know and let them know there is currently a giant opportunity to serve mankind. I personally am getting very tired of all the BS that is going on.

    • Thats a great idea, wish i knew some rich people who weren't deeply entrenched in the system.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Been on this planet a very, very, long time and never received one thing for free..ever!

      Deep pockets…that's a good one..they are just digging them much deeper these days. 🙂

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "When you realize this is pointless, contact the richest people you know and let them know there is currently a giant opportunity to serve mankind"

      I did a while back. He couldn't be bothered with negative thoughts. Too busy trying to spread Earl Nightingale philosophy and the twelve steps, even though I am not an alcoholic

      Basically, NO was his answer. No interest in Fukushima. I must be crazy — I took that as a negative thought. The positive attitude might work for making money.

    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Yeah, but…and it is a big BUT. They start to politicize the content. Na, no way. Wind up like the Colbert Report or some shit. Look at Zero Hedge. Just reformat the site. Put up with the barrage of ads loading. It is the way things are done if you want a sliver of truth to shine thru without pandering to a psychopathic philanthropist.

      • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

        Reply to Dick Shenary post above.

        Dick Shenary
        June 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm · Reply has received high praise for going where other media will not go and deservedly so as no other media will cover Fukushima in detail. I personally recommend to people who are not faint hearted…

        Then my response…

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    If I recall higher burnup increases temperatures. And it is more difficult to balance the power in the core. These rods are like duds in a finely tuned power matrix. AAhh, trying to accelerate the decay with no obvious enhancement to the overall output.

    • razzz razzz

      A longer amount of time fuel rods are left inside reactors to fission is called 'high burn up'. Instead of a year before refueling a reactor, fuel is left in or rearranged for up to 3 years.

      Uranium fuel rods will 'poison' themselves with daughter and transuranic products, as the fuel rods become less and less efficient at creating heat the longer they are left in a reactor core. The new (manmade) radioactive elements being created while uranium fuel fissions, interferes with fission either by absorbing neutrons or not being fissionable themselves. This results in less heat being created due to lack of fission.

      The end result is spent fuel that can't 'burn' has hot as needed (inefficient) and is dirty (poisoned) and either has to be stored or reprocessed (usable fissile materials extracted) at great danger and/or expense. Reprocessing creates both chemical and radioactive wastes (think Hanford) in need of disposal. 'High burn up' fuel is not cost effective to reprocess, to dirty.

      Breeder reactors, you use much purer uranium (higher percentages of) in rods and fission the rods for a short period of time ex. 3 months, then remove the rods for reprocessing at that point since fewer 'poisons' have had a chance to build up or collect in the rods where uranium fission has been producing fissile plutonium. Militaries want the plutonium. Wastes products from fission and reprocessing the breeder rods are left for future generations to deal with.

      • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

        Didn't I say that? I think so. In the three lines of type.

        • razzz razzz

          People like you are dangerous. More decay products means less fission hence less heat production. The longer fuel rods are left in a reactor core, the more decay products produced and the dirty the spent fuel when removed.

          If that is what you thought you said in 3 sentences, it read as the exact opposite of what you meant. Learn how to explain yourself to others.

  • Microsoft is rolling out a new "privacy policy".

    Name and contact data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.

    Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.

    Demographic data. We collect data about you such as your age, gender, country and preferred language.

    Interests and favorites. We collect data about your interests and favorites, such as the teams you follow in a sports app, the stocks you track in a finance app, or the favorite cities you add to a weather app. In addition to those you explicitly provide, your interests and favorites may also be inferred or derived from other data we collect.

    Payment data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument.

    Usage data. We collect data about how you interact with our services. This includes data, such as the features you use, the items you purchase, the web pages you visit, and the search terms you enter. This also includes data about your device, including IP address, device identifiers, regional and language settings, and data about the network, operating system, browser or other software you use to connect to the services. And it also includes data about the performance of the services and any…

    • you experience with them.

      Contacts and relationships. We collect data about your contacts and relationships if you use a Microsoft service to manage contacts, or to communicate or interact with other people or organizations.

      Location data. We collect data about your location, which can be either precise or imprecise. Precise location data can be Global Position System (GPS) data, as well as data identifying nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots, we collect when you enable location-based services or features. Imprecise location data includes, for example, a location derived from your IP address or data that indicates where you are located with less precision, such as at a city or postal code level.

      Content. We collect content of your files and communications when necessary to provide you with the services you use. This includes: the content of your documents, photos, music or video you upload to a Microsoft service such as OneDrive. It also includes the content of your communications sent or received using Microsoft services, such as the:

      subject line and body of an email,
      text or other content of an instant message,
      audio and video recording of a video message, and
      audio recording and transcript of a voice message you receive or a text message you dictate.

      Additionally, when you contact us, such as for customer support, phone conversations or chat sessions with our representatives may be monitored and recorded. If you enter our retail…

      • may be captured by our security cameras.

        You have choices about the data we collect. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide data that is necessary to provide a service, you may not be able to use some features or services.

        Service-specific sections below describe additional data collection practices applicable to use of those services.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Drones anyone? Anyone?

          • As long as the drone has a microsoft OS or App on it, then all your Video doth belong to us!

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              I understand eBay and PayPal are the same, or worse. I know PayPal is worse.

              • We have all been 'chipped' with a number… in cellphones, online, etc…

                And when solar flare or magnetic field reverses, everyone's number will come up 666.. error code.

                  • Page 2 of about 508,000 results

                    That is a LOT of 666 errors and it has not even happened yet…

                    Just wait until EMP pulse hits or magnetic field reverses..

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Covering 666 on Coast to Coast now..

                    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

                      Colorado is the worst place to live. It is downwind from all the nuclear testing. Especially St. George. I have a sister there. Her husband moved them there from a good solid town with no history of fallout. I await the news.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      Every place on earth has become the worst place to live. There is nuclear waste every place. Boulder, Colo is a hot spot of nuclear fallout from Fukushima. Colorado is downwind from Rocky Flats and over 2,000 uranium mines. It has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis which is caused by radiation contamination. Colorado got additional plutonium from WIPP. Colorado is also downwind from Hanford also. Some isolated places might have an additional 10 or 20 years before all life is dead.

                      Where will the next nuclear accident occur? Will we even hear about it? Is Fort Calhoun still operating? How soon will ocean rise wipe out more nuclear power plants? How soon will dams break and wipe out more NPPs? How soon will nuclear waste wipe out all the rivers and lakes? Use is depleted uranium IS nuclear warfare. Exotic weapons created by CERN also IS nuclear warfare.

                      I don't know any safe places on the earth or safe food or safe water or land that is still inhabitable. At high altitude people have thinner blood and stronger lungs which seem to be a help.

                      Pesticides everywhere are endocrine disrupters, cross the blood brain barrier. GMOs are killers at every location are have become ubiquitous. Dioxins and PCBs and Bisphenol-A are also killers, etc., etc. Dams, ionospheric heaters, particle accelerators will cause the earthquakes that will take out NPPs.

                      Weather wars are already happening every day between all the many countries which are exercising this…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      technology. EMP bombs, nuclesr and non-nuclear, can also take out NPPs as can huge solar flares.

                      Where is the wisdom that will close down all nuclear technology?

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      Head Researcher: Boulder, Colorado a “hot spot” for Fukushima fallout — None of their other US or Canadian samples came close to Boulder’s contamination, except Portland which was even higher
                      Published: April 6th, 2012

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      Proximity to the Irish Sea and Leukemia Incidence in Children
                      at ages 0-4 in Wales from 1974-1989

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      At least Coloradans are smart enough to not have any nuclear power plants.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      And they did get Rocky Flats closed down and have successfully lobied against uranium mines and uranium mills.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      TYPO: lobbied

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      Colorado – Energy tax credit, solar rebates and incentives
                      Colorado Renewable Energy and Solar Incentives
                      “Use and Sales Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment (Residential/Commercial)
                      • Colorado grants complete exemption of all renewable energy products from use and sales tax.
                      • The following renewable energy equipments are eligible for exemption: PV, wind systems, solar thermal process heat, solar water heat, solar space heat, solar thermal electric, biomass and geothermal electric.
                      “Solar Use and Sales Tax Rebate – Boulder (Residential/Commercial)
                      • This refund is offered to solar system purchasers and taken from tax revenue that accrues from solar energy sales.
                      • System purchasers will receive a refund of 35% of unrestricted tax revenues.
                      • Only unrestricted revenues will be refunded.
                      • A refund of 15% of the installation cost for solar systems will be issued.
                      “Solar Power Pioneer Loan Program – Aspen (Residential/Commercial)
                      • This program grants a financing option of 0% on loans for PV and solar thermal systems.
                      • Loans generally are set for a payback period of up to 5 years.
                      • The size of the loan is dependent upon the system size.
                      • To qualify for this program, applicants must be year-round residents of Roaring Fork Valley.
                      “Solar Pioneer Rebate Program (Residential)
                      • Homeowners residing in Roaring Fork Valley who install PV or solar thermal systems are offered this rebate.
                      • Authorized installers are required to complete a rebate…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                      application following installation. They must also be certified under COSEIA standards.
                      • Awards are allotted as follows…”

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Obama said we have no right or expectation of privacy. Thank Obummer.

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        If the planet was not strapped without consent like a suicidebomber with NPP's , i would not mind the sun giving us some cleansing..a litle reset..

        • Sheesh, DID that is some dark humour too, but I understand perfectly

          • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            Sorry stock , i did not ment it humourous , i mean is running away with us..we lost off button..delirious psycho junkies are benefitting faster and faster exponentially..coorporation's becoming the new dominant life-tissue..and human individuality forcefully dissolved..

            A trow back to the 18 century with all we learned now , would be a blessing for the planet..rebuilding and shooting straight for renewables..decentralised grid..limit's on individual power and monopoly's etc.. learn to mimic nature with fotosynthese..

      • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

        Because we are one. One people…fighting for what is right. Ain't no color in this fight against terrorism. Nobody should fear the government. The people that work for the government. We all in this together, can I get an Amen?

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Maybe a breeder pile within a conventional once thru pressure-type reactor.

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Posts gone awry!

  • My interpretation of the new Microsoft "Privacy" policy.

    It is actually pretty horrible, a tipping point the wrong way

  • Hey, can't believe I never had the smiling Doc Yamashita archived on my site. Here it is to make it always easy to find.

  • What day was ENENEWS first post, I thought I remembered posting here during the 2010 BP oil crisis.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      There used to be section about the Bayou Corne Sinkhole. No more.

      Long time ago. The sinkhole was about 2 acres then.

      It's WAY BIGGER NOW! There was a giant salt dome nearby filled with liquid propane that could explode if the sinkhole got much bigger.


  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    'Explosion heard at Japan nuclear plant — “High possibility of meltdown” for reactor No. 1: Government'

    Published: March 12th, 2011 at 3:03 am ET

    That's as far back as I can find.

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Ha, my old house is a hazardous waste depository. Lead 210 and polonium 210 coat the walls. It can't be sold without disclosure. Suck on that banker fucks.

  • demise demise

    I just read that Japan is spending a lot of money to prepare for the 2020 games in Tokyo. It won't happen! Many people are already getting sick and migrations out of the city will probably begin next year. No athletes will come to a poisoned city. They need pristine conditions to show a lifetime of training. It will be a disaster for Japan and the Olympic committee.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Japan should have been evacuated when FDNPP went out of control on 3/11.
    What will actually happen in Japan is that government subsidies to evacuees will soon cease.

    "This cut off times with the government plan to reopen large sections of the evacuation zone even though radiation levels remain unsafe. This appears to be part of the government plan to force people to return to the evacuation zone. At the same time they announced the payment cut off they stressed that they would be putting money into “revitalization” efforts in the evacuated areas."

    Self-evacuation will become the order of the day in Japan.
    The kids already know they don't want to live there as adults.

  • nirakenna

    In the wake of Fukushima, and the potential ongoing and future “mishaps” and disasters from all nuke plants, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your family. Radiation Protective Foods: How To Shield Yourself From Low-Level Radiation by Sara Shannon is the only book I have found on this topic with definitive information on foods and supplements. I found a link on or you can google it, but make sure to get the 2014 edition.

  • Well, it is far past time for someone to stand-up and say something honest about Fukushima being inhabited, at all. Why would the government of Japan think this is not a permanent exclusion zone? Why would they send people BACK in there? Why allow those who want to go home to go into what should be permanently sealed-off from all humans? Is it because they see the writing on the wall? Is it because Japan's going to go down, anyway? I am flabbergasted, like is, "science", but for the opposite reason. Nobody should ever be anywhere near Fukushima Prefecture, yet, they are.

    So it is about time the grown-ups said something. But, it is also about time that a good portion of Japan is evacuated, forever. Or, I guess they'll all go down with the toxic ship. Sad situation there, and everywhere, of course..

    ~as I listen the constant tick-tick-tickity-ticking of the geiger counter playing in the background. Am rechecking the soil in my potted plants, about as far away from Japan as one can be, on this earth.
    Thanks for getting real, guys.

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