Leaked emails show British gov’t worked with nuke companies on PR campaign to downplay Fukushima — Degree of collusion “truly shocking”

Published: June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm ET


Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima, Guardian, June 30, 2011:

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accident just two days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and before the extent of the radiation leak was known.

Internal emails seen by the Guardian show how the business and energy departments worked closely behind the scenes with the multinational companies EDF Energy, Areva and Westinghouse […]

Officials stressed the importance of preventing the incident from undermining public support for nuclear power.

Here are a few revelations from the internal emails obtained by the Guardian:

  • A British official suggested that if companies sent in comments, they could be incorporated into government statements: “We need to all be working from the same material to get the message through to the media and the public.” Westinghouse said reported remarks by the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, were “unhelpful and a little premature”.
  • A British official told Areva: “We need to quash any stories trying to compare this to Chernobyl.”
  • A British official wrote: “We need to ensure the anti-nuclear chaps and chapesses do not gain ground on this. We need to occupy the territory and hold it. We really need to show the safety of nuclear.”
  • There was a meeting where the aim was “to discuss a joint communications and engagement strategy aimed at ensuring we maintain confidence among the British public on the safety of nuclear power stations and nuclear new-build policy in light of recent events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant”.

The Reaction:

  • Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith: “The government has no business doing PR for the industry and it would be appalling if its departments have played down the impact of Fukushima.”
  • According to one former regulator, who preferred not to be named, the degree of collusion was “truly shocking”.

Read the article here.

Published: June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm ET


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129 comments to Leaked emails show British gov’t worked with nuke companies on PR campaign to downplay Fukushima — Degree of collusion “truly shocking”

  • TraderGreg

    Somehow, I am not surprised.

    • arclight arclight

      its hard to be surprised…but i think i mentionrd some weeks ago that the uk censorship might ease up a bit when the funding for the 8 nuclear power stations got the go ahead in june.. (didnt want joe public stopping it now did we??) well they have there funding through…retirement plan for the ministers who aided this deception is assurred!! vive la francais?!?! err anglais?!?!

      • arclight arclight

        During Electricity privitisation the Nuclear Stations were pulled out from that exercise and placed in state companies Scottish nuclear and nuclear Electric. Sometime later the government succeeded in privatising them by effectively removing from the stations the somewhat expensive porblem of what to do with the waste produced. Even so this privatised company went bust and had to be taken back over by the state. Finally the French appeared and got the lot for a song.

        The point is no one knows how much electiricity costs produced by a Nuclear Station as there have been loads of things done to hide the truth that it is the most expensive electricity in the world. Now I will agree that producing electricity by fossil fuels is not sustainable but I would like to see any financial proof that Nuclear is cheaper than renewables backed up by a massive expansion of pumped storage in this country.

        • arclight arclight

          sorry these two above are qoutes from the articles comments section. oh and one more
          •”This has the potential to set the nuclear industry back globally,” wrote one official at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), whose name has been redacted. “We need to ensure the anti-nuclear chaps and chapesses do not gain ground on this. We need to occupy the territory and hold it. We really need to show the safety of nuclear.”
          chaps and chapesses!!! – what century does this person live in?”

          • arclight arclight

            i could not resist adding this qoute from my comments on the discussion page on censorship (approx comment 130).. it might be worth bearing in mind that there are casualties like australian cannonball and alex as well as many frightened others..we know how they work this manipulation of the people and if we learn not to fear it and to fight it instead, i believe good people in influential places may be able to exact meaningful and effective change throughout our societies..i believe all people ultimately hold the same basic values…so what are THEY doing??
            qoute from comment….
            that is unless you know the gameplan!! so, i liked the article most for this bit
            “Psychological warfare, when it is directed against an enemy population, is merely a label for nonviolent activities aimed at destroying the enemy’s will to continue the fight. It is an aspect of war that attacks the enemy psychologically rather than physically.”

      • arclight arclight

        and last bit on this thread
        Heres an interesting qoute from an article? Are resources available for censorship? 2 million lines read through by one department, in one country? Ok I think it might be possible!! So why don’t they just close everything down then?? Not because of the huge outcry that would happen I suppose.. looks like the corporations got to play to within some rules…interesting!!
        Spanish police this week arrested three suspected members of the Anonymous hacker group. Authorities revealed that they had trawled through more than 2,000,000 lines of chat logs and web pages leading up to the arrests.
        With the International Monetary Fund, Sony, Google, Lockheed Martin, RSA Security and Citibank just some of the diverse and high profile victims of security breaches in the last month, scrutiny of these electronic hangouts will only increase.
        Of the link
        oh and no mention of the guardian article that I could find on the bbc…

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      I am Shocked. Shocked.

  • patb2009

    What’s worse is no doubt the brits were queud up on American intelligence showing the scale of radiation losses.

    It’s been a international conspiracy to downplay this and
    swarm any opponents.

    Which is silly because you can’t hide a hippo with a hanky

  • sssilviaaa sssilviaaa

    What the hell is falling from sky in tbs webcam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIa6yble2gk&feature=player_embedded

    Any ideas. By the way, compared to Tepco webcam it shows something completely different.

  • pg

    If people learn to hate nuclear (as they should) they will look at other forms of energy. What will they find? Solar and wind and THAT is something BP cannot let happen now can they.

    Shut down all the reactors while there is time, take over BP for the damages int he gulf, arrest everyone involved in that illegal drilling operation. That sounds like the proper public response to me.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Was gone a few hours…you wouldn’t believe all the tweets about this too! Yikes! Criminals!

  • AkDave AkDave

    Yup with folks like this in office it’s time to clean house. They don’t understand we can take the truth we want to know whats going on in and around the world.. People first money last. sad it’s always the other way round $$$$$$$$$. Dang!

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I totally agree! This is such a BIG REVELATION. Guardian and Wikileaks are “friends”. Wonder if A BIGGER BOMBSHELL is about to break: USA guilty too. Might happen…

      • SteveMT

        Ya think that we could also be involved?
        I guess the question is: Why wouldn’t we be?

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          I have a feeling. THINK: WIKILEAKS. Where did this come from? I mean I know the Guardian reported it but where’d THEY FIND IT?
          Cryptome? Wiki?

  • SteveMT

    Talk about collusion of the highest order, this is it.
    This is nothing less than an international consortium of liars and murderers.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      It’s OUTRAGEOUS! I’m steaming and waiting for the other shoe to drop. USA

      • SteveMT

        This disclosure makes me physical ill, as if I had radiation poisoning. At this point, I guess I already could be starting.

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          I hear ya. I feel all sick inside, that a gov would do this to it’s OWN PEOPLE!! Well hell, US is guilty too, of raising the levels of radiation, downplayin­g Fukusall since the start. This is absolutely criminal!

          • NoVictimNoFraudNoCrime

            Whoopie, I’ve been lurking here for weeks, greatly appreciating your and others’ insights, links and comments. This has been a font of truth and information in a desert of corporate spin and government lies.
            Your post above has finally prompted me to register and reply.
            Your statement: I feel all sick inside, that a gov would do this to it’s OWN PEOPLE!!
            reminded me of the first time I realized that WTC Building 7 was not brought down by a simple diesel fire and the Twin Towers could not have been brought down by a simple fuel fire. And the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City could not have been destroyed to that extent by a Ammonium-Nitrate-Fuel-Oil bomb, (testified to by a U.S. Army Ordinance general)…
            Whoopie, welcome to the other side. I have friends who see and understand the truth but refuse to accept it because they are afraid of what the acknowledgement of the truth will do to their minds. I don’t blame them. My paradigm of political and social reality was totally rocked years ago. Now I am functional but will never be the same.
            What’s happening in Fuku and what happened on 9/11 and everything else falls into place once your paradigm has been re-adjusted. If you can use some support while yours is being readjusted, just let me know.
            Regards and welcome.

      • pg

        USA will be fine, the corrupt British elite want the land. They still think the Americans got so great because of the ‘conentient’. pfft. Its all they care about. Plus there are bunkers in Colorado loaded with food and I am sure,.. gold that they really dont want to let that go.

        What has me scared is that everything they try they screw up. Bunch of millionaire maniacs running amok not sure what plan to not execute next.

  • tomb1

    seems that all the conspiracy theories seem true.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Incredibly, Gov’s make us that way, don’t they? They can’t be trusted at all. This whole story is gonna go VIRAL…and make even more wake up to the collusion of Nuclear and Governments…probably everywhere. Steaming mad here.

  • markww markww

    HELL has allot of room for the liars and thieves in today’s society

  • tony wilson

    downing street has this thing called cobra,mainly for so called terrorist stuff but i bet they helped support the cover up.
    they get all the editors over scare them a bit,they really are a bunch spineless bastards others fall into line very easy
    you have seen the press conference uk or usa.barry o or david cameron.
    ok question from peter from paul from mary.
    you ask the wrong question you don’t get back in.
    something sick going on in england

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      You might be right about Cobra. Have you read the book Wikileaks? wow what a story BUT it was the Guardian who helped Julian get his/Manning’s leaks out. Think this might be the case with THIS???

  • irradiated californian

    how will their government downplay THIS? i mean…since they love downplaying and covering things up…i think this pile might be too big to cover.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Yeah…this is WAY TOO BIG. The UK will be up in arms over this I imagine. Watch for PROTESTS tomorrow…maybe today.

    • tony wilson

      with the uk you do not have to downplay you just ignore.
      the brits are basically easy to manipulate and are very selfish and greedy.
      i have just figured out why the english are so weak today.
      it is not flouride in the water because we don’t do it much,chemtrails not as the usa.
      it has to be something in the sliced white bread : ) or radio waves.
      the police have transmission TETRA system it keeps the folks nice and tired and confused.
      now why would a police force use a microwave technology spun out of the cia?
      they are connected to normal telephone masts.
      sounds wacky but it is a covert military tool.
      the prime minister can do whatever he wants the sheep will just complain at home and quickly forget.

      • fuckyoushima

        like the absence of magnesium?

        J Hazard Mater. 2011 Feb 28;186(2-3):1942-6. Epub 2010 Dec 25.
        The relationships between low levels of urine fluoride on children’s intelligence, dental fluorosis in endemic fluorosis areas in Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, China.
        Ding Y, YanhuiGao, Sun H, Han H, Wang W, Ji X, Liu X, Sun D.

        Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150081, Heilongjiang, China.

        There has been public concern about children’s intellectual performance at high levels of fluoride exposure, but few studies provide data directly to the question of whether low fluoride exposure levels less than 3.0 mg/L in drinking water adversely associated with children’s intelligence. In this survey, we investigated the effects of low fluoride exposure on children’s intelligence and dental fluorosis. 331 children aged from 7 to 14 were randomly recruited from four sites in Hulunbuir City, China. Intelligence was assessed using Combined Raven Test-The Rural in China while dental fluorosis was diagnosed with Dean’s index. Mean value of fluoride in drinking water was 1.31±1.05 mg/L (range 0.24-2.84). Urine fluoride was inversely associated with IQ in the multiple linear regression model when children’s age as a covariate variable was taken into account (P<0.0001). Each increase in 1 mg/L of urine fluoride associated with 0.59-point decrease in IQ (P=0.0226). Meanwhile, there was a dose-response relationship between urine fluoride and dental fluorosis (P<0.0001). In conclusion, our study suggested that low levels of fluoride exposure in drinking water had negative effects on children's intelligence and dental health and confirmed the dose-response relationships between urine fluoride and IQ scores as well as dental fluorosis.

        • fuckyoushima

          this paper changed my view of the world.

          we put mental retardants in the drinking water.

          this is a fact.

          • Indeed. Fluoride dumbs people down and makes them more controllable:

            => “The Fluoride Conspiracy”


            “Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century.”
            – Robert Carlton, Ph.D, former EPA scientist, 1992


            At the end of World War II, the US government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany. The German chemists told Perkins of a scheme which they had devised during the war and had been adapted by the German General Staff. The German chemists explained of their attempt to control the population in any given area through the mass medication of drinking water with sodium fluoride, a tactic used in German and Russian prisoner of war camps to make the prisoners “stupid and docile”

      • mungo mungo

        dont tar all british with the same brush, the people are not the govt, and the government doesnt speak for us, it is like saying all americans are like obama, and i know they are not

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          You’re absolutely right.

        • tony wilson

          spineless,controlled serfs who think they actually matter.
          who think they are still mighty.
          not the moronic dumbed down controlled sheep which is what they are.
          no wonder have you seen the reporting on wars from the bbc.
          a fake free media shaping the sick agendas of the few.
          a holographic fake system of benign democracy around a core that is faecal and rotten.
          now power yes some exists but it is in a little place called the city of london.
          a place where gangsters make land,gold, oil and money grab policies for the world.
          a place that controls sound wave weather machines in
          Gakona, Alaska,Ramfjord norway as a tool for economic blackmail.
          the city of london purveyors of worlwide protection rackets and ponzi schemes for the world.
          and ask the sheeple,they will say we are the best country in the world.
          if only those foreign people good taste are democ rott see

    • arclight arclight

      x factor the movie…and for gods sake dont mention radioactive tea to the english or youll lose the pension vote..

  • tony wilson

    i put this up the other day on huffington.

    you think the japanese and americans cover up nuclear problems.
    the british have dumped more cesium in the sea in the last 30 years than any other country in the world,up until a couple of months ago.
    japan is now the biggest exporter of radiation.
    in the uk sellafield plutonium mox site has a unique ability to dump and get away with it.
    these british plants now owned by the french will be run into the ground they will squeeze every penny of profit from them.
    the tragic situation is this.
    sellafield is still cleaning up and decontamin­ating reactor parts from 1950 and 1960s magnox nuclear power stations.
    those items will need storage for at least another 100 years plus.
    is the storage cost in the financial calculatio­n for reactor builds no.
    solar is to expensive so is wind the nuke guys say.
    well japan are going to have to factor 500 billion dollars of tax money to resolve fukymediac­overuppy.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Interesting and informative. I didn’t know all that. ty

      • fuckyoushima

        tony is legit.

        to see the human farm is to leave it.

      • I have run across that info before – the U.K. being the worst nuclear dump-in-sea culprit.

        • arclight arclight

          the norwegians are really not happy with sellafield… the silt from sellafield is spreading slowly around the top of scotland and is helping to contaminate norwegian waters…luckily for the brit guv norway has loads of thorium( and rare earth mineralsas mapped out by usgs!), and is developing a thorium reactor in a joint partnership with sweden (just inside the swedish boarder so norway can claim a nuclear free status to its people even though it is the only place on earth, i think, that has supplies of heavy water…). obviously thorium will be the plan b for the nuclear industry, and most people may fall for it…not us and not the readers of this blog and others!! and when the norwegians start getting the bigger picture any british nuclear power plants beware..the norwegians have the money and expertise to crush any operator of these plants that are poisoning thier seas…cant wait!!! so the norwegians will be sueing the french who are guarenteed by the british tax payer…never mind the endless inter country delays and costs in the legal aspects of all this… and when the americans begin mountain top removal in telemark norway the downstream pollution should take out most of northern europe…my heads about to explode!!!time for bed…

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      Sellafield has made the coast of Ireland glow. This is not hyperbole.

  • nuclearpowerisdeath

    British Empire still rules today

    USA was never free, or if it was, only for brief shining moments. All former British colonies remain under their control using FREEMASONS, BANKING, PUPPET POLITICIANS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY LYING MASS MEDIA


  • Hot Tuna Hot Tuna

    Saudi Arabia says “we cannot live in a situation where Iran has nuclear weapons and we don’t” http://gsn.nti.org/gsn/nw_20110630_2307.php

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Boy oh boy, if this isn’t all over the Nightly News tonight…then we’ll KNOW somethings up. This is big news. All over Twitter now.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      RT @JeremyLeggett UK government plan to play down Fukushima from Day Two unveiled. http://bit.ly/mqLOC9 Now this IS a scandal.
      8 minutes ago

      See that last line? YES THIS IS A SCANDAL!

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      Not one word on NBC. Not on the summary of the PBS Newshour. Nada. Nor will there be. All conspire to sacrifice us on the altar of nuclear power.

      Today I had the pleasure of returning a solicitation for a contribution to the campaign of B.O. :>) I said no. Nor would I vote for him. Reason: Silence regarding radiation in US from Fukushima. I returned it in their postage paid envelope. Probably the only satisfaction I will ever get (and likely, nobody will read it).

  • nuclearpowerisdeath

    Here’s some pics of Obama’s freemason ring and handshake, these people are in almost every town in USA and LIE LIE LIE and they intend to make SLAVES of the world (4th Reich)


    • These days, he has a wedding ring on his left hand, and no ring at all on his right hand.

      Does this lack of a masonic ring have any significance as well?

  • odiez1 odiez1

    Stop paying taxes, stop paying bills, and cash your paychecks. See how they react to that.

    • radegan

      If you really want to protest nuclear power and don’t want to march on Washington and get your head bashed in by the psycho security forces – then stay home and cut your power. Hit them in the pocket book. Strike them in the pocketbook – let’s all turn off the power for a day.

  • Granny M

    Now it really scares me that Ft. Calhoun and the evacuation zone has been scrubbed from MSM, that RadiationNetwork is down, especially since it was showing regular spikes of above background radiation for the FT. Calhoun area yesterday.

  • nuclearpowerisdeath

    The article some years ago about George H W Bush being admitted into the highest order of the secret royal socieities of England, the Order of the Garter, ADMITTED that the Crown of England is the HEAD of international freemasonry. Millions upon millions of conspirators with power and utter secrecy and LIES for public consumption.




  • I posted some article here a few days ago where the Tokoyo power did the same thing during the other accident !

  • nuclearpowerisdeath

    I have sent the story to Rense, RMN, Infowars, RedIceCreations, WRH, Henry Makow, Information Clearinghouse, Cutting Edge and TruNews. I suggest you people do the same to every news source and email newslatter you can find. THIS IS RELEVANT TO WHY THEY ARE COVERING UP THE OTHER MAJOR INCIDENTS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.







      Repost this under all your articles…
      Everyone post it on youtube, make youtube videos, post it on social networks… ECT>



  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I’m taking an ….”I told you so” on this one.
    The City of London….the true government of England… curs…..

  • sssilviaaa sssilviaaa

    W T F TBS webcam appears to be full of… flies? Those are not birds for sure. But flies? Sure something is rotten.

  • mikael

    This is some of the spookyest speech I have heard for years, and its a member of The House of Lords talking, and listen cearfully.
    They are the ruler of finnance, and then you rule the world. Its easy on the topp, you dont have to fight for anything, they finnance all the wars and holds hugh corps, and thats because they got the Cash.
    Look whos founding all the wars, its infact easy, just follow the money, all the way up to the topp. Where the real political and finnace powers are.


    and how they work:
    The Inside Jobb trailer.

    We are defacto looking at a real conspiracy(hehe, ups or was it the other way around) and they will get away with it. In the end they can blame the Nucklear comp. for everything, wile right now they just wait until the storm is gone, and silence is restored.
    I live in Scandinavia and its Nothing about fallout at all.
    This is not resticted to the fallout sones, its global in its scope.
    And all the latest disclosures just reviles again, that we cant trust them(TEPCO and our goverments) at all.
    The treason by the MSM mst also be highlighted, its the ultimate treason.

    That leaves us with the numbers that are close to rubbish and at best almoust wourthless.
    The are lying all the time and about everything, and its continuing.
    This is truly a chrime against humanity.

    • tony wilson

      yes lord james..
      what is typical is he was made out to be a loony..
      he is anything but he is a fixer..
      he is a financial wiz as he said he was invoved with saddam husseins big gun made by gerald bull who was killed by mossad.
      lord james is not mi6 but he has been working at a very high level..all top secret.all before he was made a lord.
      it is much easier to say the guy is bonkers.

      my guess is he was referring to libyan wealth funds.
      he has lots of dealing with that country.
      jp morgan and goldman sachs have stolen billions from the libyan sovereign funds.
      the americans have made out it was the terrorists own money but that was lies so they could keep it.
      this was the countries money that was stolen.russia today report.

      after the nightmare i think gadaffi was looking to put his money in the land of the german bitch queen and her nazi husband prince phillip.

  • Godzilla

    SOSDD. How many Brits (or anyone else) know about Sellafield, the world’s first commercial nuclear power plant in the UK? According to WIKI:

    ……….Between 1950 and 2000 there have been 21 serious incidents or accidents involving some off-site radiological releases that merited a rating on the International Nuclear Event Scale, one at level 5, five at level 4 and fifteen at level 3. Additionally during the 1950s and 1960s there were protracted periods of known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates.[41] These frequent incidents, together with the large 2005 Thorp plant leak which was not detected for nine months, have led some to doubt the effectiveness of the managerial processes and safety culture on the site over the years.

    In the hasty effort to build an independent British nuclear weapon in the 1940s and 1950s, radioactive waste was diluted and discharged by pipeline into the Irish Sea. Some claim that the Irish Sea remains one of the most heavily contaminated seas in the world because of these discharges…………….. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield#Radiological_releases

  • Jebus Jebus

    As I said before, IT was and IS about FUKUSHIMA.

    All of this from the incident, the news blackout, plants here in US threatened, all of this is about Fukushima and the Nuclear Indistry owning us…

    I posted these comments last night:

    All of us here at EneNews must put our voices together and become one voice that is heard all around this tiny, fragile planet we call Mother Earth.

    If we, this generation, at this moment in time, fail in stopping this monster to humanity, then our children and all life that comes after us will suffer the worst possible fate.
    We will be accessories to the murder of all life on earth.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      You direct me and I will follow. What should we do, seriously? I’m willing to do whatever it takes.

      • Jebus Jebus

        Yell it as loud as you can.
        Keep telling it till anyone listens.
        We must organize into an unstoppable force.
        The only way it will stop, is if the masses make it stop.
        There are almost SEVEN billion people on this planet. If we can wake up even a few hundred million.
        We must, it has been left to us.
        We must organize into a force that will be listened to.
        We are a diverse group from all over this planet.
        That already gives us power to organize im many locations.
        We need a place, a format, a website, a name, a slogan, an advertizing blitz.
        We need to pool resources, talent, ideas, energy, support, financing, goals…
        We need to do it the way they have done it.
        We need to beat them at their own game. We need to find a way to overwhelm them with OUR power.
        We have it, it is inside all of us.
        If we do not pick up this ball, that has been laid at our feet, then they will win and we will die as losers.
        I don’t know about you, but I believe in myself, my children, this planet and all the life that resides here.
        Most of all I believe that there is a reason that we are here. I don’t know what that is, but there is a reason that Man is on this earth and I think that reason is for good not evil.
        We are the only critter, out of trillions, on this planet that have the ability to think about tomorrow. That is what makes us unique. That is what seperates us from all other creatures.
        You have seen what today is.
        What do you want tomorrow to be?

    • tony wilson

      face it the japs are not the heroic greeks.
      you see the greeks understand that they are fucked but do not want to go without a fight.
      the japanese are zombies in denial.
      today like yesterday,tommorow tepco will burn hide and dump stuff in the sea.
      a photographer i know based in tokyo got upest with me because i did not want a lens from him.
      he called me a paranoid idiot.
      the tipping point has passed it will only be shifted by mass death or more big bangs.
      control is absolute we are a psychotic zeolite clay fringe.
      20 odd japanese i have met in london in 3 months not 1 with a belly full of anger.
      don’t worry are government will sort it out with robots.
      we just have to be allowed to sell are goods without all of this propaganda.

  • Any legal hounds here?

    Criminal prosecutions?

  • theypoisonus

    The Thom Hartman Program on RT.

    Seems Japan has another nuclear plant that has been in trouble just ‘up the road a piece”


    About 300 miles southwest of Fukushima sits the Monju nuclear reactor – a prototype fast-breeder reactor filled to the brim with plutonium – the deadliest element on the face of the planet. And last year – a 3 ton device of some sort fell into the Monju reactor blocking access to the nuclear fuel rods in the reactor core – and despite several attempts – has yet to be recovered. Another attempt will be made next week to clear the 3 ton object from the reactor – but critics caution that the procedure is extremely dangerous and could trigger an explosion in the nuclear fuel rods.

    How do you drop a 3 ton ANYTHING into a reactor?

    I remember Thom Hartman from years ago. He wouldn’t play ball(like censorship, etc.) like the big boys wanted him to do. He preferred being a true , free journalist. His show for RT is The Big Picture.

  • DrNature

    Mitch Daniels, Pro-Nuclear: Indiana Governor and potential presidential candidate is Pro-Nuclear even after Fukushima event:


    This guy has been a lousy governor and will make an even worse president. Those of us who live here can’t wait to get rid of him. He’s been selling our roads to other countries!!


    Very cozy with Carlyle Group

  • Nevadan

    The webcam is easily identifiable as a big lie right now. I watched the clouds for awhile and no movement. There is a small blackish cloud above reactor 3 that isn’t moving, and there is a chemtrail that just sits there. What a farce.


  • Fukushima: built on an earthquake faultline (a massive one)

    Ft Calhoun: built on a flood plain

    Thom Hartman finds this to be “inexplicable”.

    So do I.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    “We need to occupy the territory and hold it. We really need to show the safety of nuclear.”

    That idea turned to shit within about two hours of the earth quake……

  • Kitsune

    This is my first post to enenews.com.

    What follows is an email letter I sent to the editor of World Nuclear News who was complicit in this collusion in the U.K. In the early days of Fukushima I accused him directly of being an industry shill. I followed this event from the beginning and posted extensively on Reddit.com username: muirnoire about the severity of the event. I predicted every outcome eventually revealed as fact by the Japanese government and Tepco. The only thing that really hasn’t been revealed fully so far is that the spent fuel pools at #3 were either entirely or partially vaporized in the explosion there Monday March 14th @ 11:15am local Japan time. This is arguably the most serious aspect of the accident at Fukushima and it was pretty much off-limits — the issue skirted around — even the periphery sources dared not address the horror of that MOX fuel pool being vaporized. That was the focus of my campaign on Reddit.com. You can delve into my citation heavy history under username muirnoire on reddit.com if interested. It was obvious that pro-nuclear operatives were on Reddit and actively downplaying and countermandering this event on social networking sites. Have no doubt.

    You can make a difference. Write somebody. Do your part so your childrens’ children can live in a safer world.

    My email to Jeremy Gordon – Editor WNN:

    “Apparently my rather brusque statement to you in a previous email has proven to be a statement of fact. Your industry is at its apex — it will now begin a decline over the next one hundred years into insignificance — a complete — a complete decommissioning lays in the nuclear industries future. Mark my words. The Industrial Revolution, The Technological Revolution and now The Green Revolution. You’ve bet on the wrong horse. Repent. Join us.”

    Glad your here enenews.com. You’re misleadingly sensationalist at times but a good consolidator and aggregator of info difficult to find elsewhere. Where there is smoke there is fire and you attempt to get beneath the smokescreen. Good job.

    • I think “misleadingly sensationalist” might be a bit much.

      We’re not the National Enquirer here.

      The difficulty of getting the correct dates for articles (given the web) and the extra work required by admin to check if the article is indeed new is behind most of it, I think.

      Also, some articles do indeed contain new info, but also contain old info, which upsets some.

      Otherwise, we are indeed trying to engender an appropriate sense of “crisis”, but I disagree that it is being done dishonestly.

      If there is sensationalism, I say “Let it go”, because sensationalism is precisely what we need during this ongoing global disaster.

      It’s an information war, and war is dirty.

    • Forget to mention:

      Good post, and a big welcome to enenews.


    • Kitsune
      Thank you for your post,
      Many of us here at enews and FOSL Post enews were very aware of the gravity and the lies being told often months before they would admit to.
      We all hope you will join us here often and become a part of our group, you are not alone in knowing truths and that can be difficult at times !

  • Kitsune

    edit spelling: you’re^.

  • Fall out man!

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released more than 80 emails sent in the weeks after Fukushima in response to requests under freedom of information legislation. They also show:

    • Westinghouse said reported remarks on the cost of new nuclear power stations by the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, were “unhelpful and a little premature”.

    Notice that the Department of Energy and Climate Change are one department. Nuclear power and the global warming fraud (now renamed “climate change”) are inextricably linked. It was the nuke industry that first pushed that lie.

    Tragically, as long as people can be fooled into thinking that the world is magically being heated up by their breathing, they will beg for nuclear power to be used to “save them” from the bogey man of alleged man made global warming.

    Anyone who swallows the lie of global warming is already beaten. The Nuke industry might as well own them.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      The existance and devastating effects of climate change and global warming have been widely proven and explained by scientists worldwide. There are still the idiots who claim “well, there has been lots of snow in the last 3 winters, there can’t be no global warming”.

    • One of the scientists on the IPCC lives near me (Andrew Weaver).

      He has no connections to the nuke industry and is widely regarded.

      His summary: the planet is heating up; it is caused by humans (anthropogenic).

  • americancommntr

    Whoever owns the nuclear industry, also owns the governments of the US, UK, and at least Japan, as well as 98.5& of the news media.

    • arclight arclight

      i think you could also add the norwegian, swedish, french, canadian…well the list goes on a bit…governments too!!

  • Wrath of Rads

    It’s hands down, no questions about it – the nuke industry vs. humanity. They have hijacked a good portion of gov and media to get away with as much as they have thus far.

    The pentagon still claims that depleted uranium has no affect.

    The nuke industry only gets away with their crimes against humanity because of the time lag between dose and effects.

    Stand up! Unite! Lets shut the MOFOs down left right and center. Let’s show the Japanese how to bring an industry down onto its knees (since the japanese can’t even muster up over 10 000 people for a protest – even after clearly getting it right up the $@% by TEPCO).

    This is an easy one for people to stand up and unite against… take down the nuke industry once and for all!

  • AustralianCannonball

    I was pondering this whole Fukushima issue and decided to resume videos. At a slower pace but I’m going to stay the distance:


    • alexa

      AustralianCannonball, At least you know now that those intimidating you likely are the Queen, UK secret service working for the Nuclear ind.

    • arclight arclight

      wellcome back bro….keep up the good work…peace

  • radegan

    “All right, which one of you Whitehall Chaps has the most theatrical experience? Shakespeare at Cambridge, that sort of thing? Several of you? Good. Very well then, please rehearse this line until we call for you:

    ‘I’m shocked, shocked to find out that rogue government ministers engaged in this.’