“Most catastrophic fisheries collapse in history” expected along West Coast — Official: “This is a nightmare, I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad” — Threat of “coast-wide fishing failure” (VIDEO)

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Yurok Tribe Press Release, Mar 24, 2017 (emphasis added): The Yurok Tribe is bracing for the far-reaching economic, cultural, and social challenges created by what is expected to be the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return… is the lowest on record… This unprecedented fisheries crash will have real consequences for the Yurok people… “This is a nightmare. I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe… The bleak 2017 forecast is linked to a three-punch combination, comprised of two straight years of extremely elevated juvenile fish disease levels, diminished river conditions and poor ocean health… “We are in crisis mode… [this is] the most terrible fisheries disaster in the Tribe’s history,” said Chairman O’Rourke.

KRCR News, Mar 24, 2017: The Yurok Tribe announced Friday that they are preparing for what they are calling, “The most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history.“ Yurok officials said that the amount Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river in 2017 is… the lowest number on record.

KRCR News transcript excerpt, Mar 24, 2017: “The Yurok Tribe is announcing a major disaster. They’ve been bracing for what they are expecting to be one of the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the history of the Klamath River. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river this year is the lowest on record, that’s according to the tribe.”

Anderson Valley Advertiser, Mar 22, 2017: Salmon Runs Crash… With record low runs forecasted, the commercial and recreational ocean Chinook salmon fishing seasons in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Southern Oregon to north of Shelter Cove will be closed this season… Ocean salmon abundance is expected to be so low this year that the Pacific Fishery Management Council… is considering a statewide closure of the commercial Chinook salmon season… A PFMC press release… stated that “drought, disease, poor ocean conditions and other issues” are expected to reduce Klamath River Chinook salmon returns to a record low level… [Mike Burner, the PFMC’s deputy director said] “we are in unprecedented territory.”

The Record, Mar 21, 2017: Scientists believe the numbers of adult chinook salmon in the ocean this year are so low that recreational and commercial fishing seasons up and down the California coast will be drastically reduced…

Oregon Public Broadcasting, Mar 13, 2017: The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season… [Butch Smith, who chairs an advisory panel that helps the Pacific Fishery Management Council set salmon seasons] this year may end up being considered a coast-wide fishing failure.

Watch KRCR’s broadcast here

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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Despite academia's forced silence on the collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, articles are circulating in the alt-right internet that include discussion of Fukushima Radiation as the cause. (The MSM, unfortunately, only covers the runup to the coming war with North Korea.)

    "Each day more signs are emerging that our ocean and world is slowly dying. We’re living in perilous, unstable times that may affect every living thing on our planet. Nonetheless, media and governments don’t see any harm in remain surprisingly silent."

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/massive-government-coverup-near-total-collapse-of-ocean-food-chains-mass-death-to-humans-will-follow-b_04042017


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/04/national/politics-diplomacy/fukushima-disaster-reconstruction-minister-apologizes-outburst-journalist/#.WOTeiSN95aU

    Fukushima disaster reconstruction minister apologizes over outburst at journalist
    BY REIJI YOSHIDA
    STAFF WRITER
    APR 4, 2017

    Masahiro Imamura, minister in charge of reconstructing the disaster-hit Tohoku region, apologized Tuesday for raising his voice to a freelance journalist at a news conference over demanding questions on the government’s support for Fukushima evacuees.

    Imamura was repeatedly asked how the central government planned to help those who voluntarily evacuated from areas near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant even though their towns and places of residence had not been designated by the state as mandatory evacuation zones.

    On March 31, the Fukushima Prefectural Government terminated its financial assistance for housing for about 26,000 such “voluntary evacuees.”

    Many of those evacuees, however, have no intention to or are unable to return to their hometowns in the prefecture because of concerns over radiation, financial difficulties or other reasons.

    Imamura maintained that it is the Fukushima Prefectural Government, not the central government, that should extend direct assistance to those evacuees and that Tokyo is ready to support the prefectural government.

    The journalist, whose name is not known, continued to call on Imamura to give “a responsible …


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    • rogerthat

      answer.” Imamura eventually demanded he leave the news conference at the Reconstruction Agency in Tokyo.

      “I’m doing my job in a responsible manner. How rude you are!” Imamura shot back.

      “You should retract what you’ve just said. Get out!” the minister shouted.

      “Never come here again!” he also said. The minister ended the news conference by leaving the room.

      Later that day, Imamura faced reporters and apologized for his “emotional” outburst at the journalist over his questions and said he will not repeat the behavior.

      But he didn’t apologize for his explanation of the central government’s policy on volunteer evacuees. During the news conference, Imamura argued “voluntary evacuees” should bear “self-responsibility for their own decisions” on whether they will return to their hometowns nor not.

      “You should file a lawsuit (against the state) or do whatever you like,” Imamura also said during the news conference.


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      • rogerthat

        The Kyodo version:

        https://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/minister-yells-at-press-after-he-criticizes-remaining-fukushima-evacuees

        Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees
        APR. 05, 2017
        Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees

        TOKYO —
        Japan’s disaster reconstruction minister said Tuesday displaced people yet to return to areas of Fukushima Prefecture deemed safe to live in are “responsible for themselves,” before snapping at the reporter whose question prompted the remark.

        Masahiro Imamura made the comment at a press conference explaining the government’s efforts for the reconstruction of areas hit by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

        Housing subsidies ran out last month for those who had left areas other than government-designated zones around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

        Citing a court decision last month that the central government and the plant’s operator were liable in the nuclear disaster in the first ruling of its kind since the crisis, a reporter asked what the state is doing to help the “voluntary evacuees.”

        Imamura responded that the central government has delegated such matters to prefectural authorities, which are more knowledgeable about local conditions.

        “It’s their own responsibility, their own choice,” he said when pressed further, pointing out that …


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          other evacuees have managed to go back to the areas.

          The reporter said some of those still displaced have found themselves unable to return, and asked whether the state should take more responsibility for looking after those people.

          “We are taking responsibility. Why are you saying something so rude?” Imamura shouted, slamming his podium.

          Pointing a finger at the reporter, he then yelled, “Take that back! Get out of here!”

          “You’re the one who’s causing problems for the evacuees,” someone called out as Imamura walked away from the podium, to which the minister responded “Shut up!” before leaving the room.

          “The minister has informed me that he became emotional and was unable to remain calm for part of today’s press conference,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said during a subsequent press conference.

          Suga, the government’s top spokesman, said the matter is one for Imamura himself to “handle appropriately.”

          The disaster reconstruction minister apologized later Tuesday, telling reporters he had “become emotional.”

          Imamura, 70, was installed in his post in a Cabinet reshuffle in August last year.

          © KYODO


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  • rogerthat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkeHOuedeKM

    Radiation Timelapse – April 4, 2017 – Fukushima Watch
    Abby Normal

    Published on Apr 4, 2017
    Radiation Timelapse – April 4, 2017 – Fukushima Watch

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com …"The numbers represent radiation Counts per Minute, abbreviated CPM, and under normal conditions, quantify the level of background radiation, i.e. environmental radiation from outer space as well as from the earth's crust and air. Depending on your location, your elevation or altitude, and your model of Geiger counter, this background radiation level might average anywhere from 5 to 60 CPM, and while background radiation levels are random, it would be unusual for those levels to exceed 100 CPM, or 2.5 times a Station's baseline readings.

    Thus, the "Alert Level" for the National Radiation Map is the lesser of 100 CPM or 2.5 times normal, so if you see any Monitoring Stations with CPM value above 100, and/or further indicated by an Alert symbol over those stations, it probably means that some radioactive source above and beyond background radiation is responsible."…
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  • rogerthat

    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com.au/

    TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

    Fukushima Daiichi Looks Very Funky Today

    Over the last few days the plant has started looking very "steamy" and today there is some sort of light, perhaps on a crane, that seems to be sticking out of unit 1. I've never seen it before:


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  • rogerthat

    a reminder:
    http://imgur.com/gallery/08hgZDK

    Flower exposed to radiation from Fukushima nuclear facility, Japan
    by seemab257Sep 14


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm not going to wade in here to far because,I haven't spent a whole lot of time contemplating Dana's or Dutch's opinion.
    But I will add this..
    Firstly, this thing about the Fukushima druthers having a conspiracy motive.
    It's like this..I get in the car, I ride around the lake, I ask myself, I get the kids I ask them why would I.. persist in a news area that may present a very serious situation in our biosphere.. and ithe news and growing evidence continues to lead towards the hypothesis,what am I conspiring?
    WHAT AM I CONSPIRING?

    PS. Many people hear have been supportive of Dutch, his reputation as a conspiracy monger long held.
    One wonders why .. he would accuse others of such..
    More attention?…
    Is he a 'disruptive agent' after all?

    PS. They both talk a lot.. and then they have to defend it all..then we are caught up in technical semantics, etch.
    Which has it's place… in light of the greater FUBAR.
    Dutch has never acknowledged the original variables, there is nothing to debate.
    Some are masking the hurt of betrayal..
    He isn't on the Richter Scale here.

    Stand aside, Dutch.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Nuclear Hotseat email:

    • “Activist Alex Cohen on non-violent civil disobedience actions at the West Lake Landfill and elsewhere in St. Louis intended to push awareness of the illegally buried World War II nuclear weapons waste and the underground, unstoppable fire barreling towards it from the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill.
    • “Will 2020 Tokyo Olympics food for athletes and fans contain radiation? A focus on Bequerel Awareness Day (Bqs are a measurement of radiation in food) and the impact on Japan’s food supply. Featured:
    o Kimberly Roberson, founder of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network, and the brains behind Bequerel Awareness Day.
    o Cindy Folkers, the Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclear
    o Nancy Foust, Communications manager & research team member at Simply Info…"
    http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/04/05/west-lake-nuke-waste-protests-erupt-radiation-in-2020-olympics-food-nuclear-hotseat-302/


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      "…Scheffers is the lead author of a landmark Science study from last year that found that current warming (just one degree Celisus) has already left a discernible mark on 77 of 94 different ecological processes, including species’ genetics, seasonal responses, overall distribution, and even morphology – i.e. physical traits including body size and shape….

      “There has been a massive under-reporting of these impacts,” co-author James Watson with the University of Queensland said in a press release, pointing out that the IUCN Red List only considers seven percent of mammals and four percent of birds as threatened by climate change and severe weather. The IUCN often drags behind the latest science – many species wait decades for an update while most species on Earth have never been evaluated. …

      “'I was not surprised,' Scheffers said of his research. 'But I was alarmed. The extent of impacts is vast and has impacted every ecosystem on the Earth.'

      "Is all this alarmist? Sure. But it’s high time we set off the alarms – they should have started ringing in the 1980s and been deafening by the early 1990s.

      "Does all this imply nothing can be done? Of course not.

      “’Governments and large organisation can invest and commit to reducing carbon emissions and protecting natural ecosystems that increase resilience to climate change not only for nature but for people as well,’ Scheffers said.


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  • Ann Coulter, Forbes, Conca, Corbett Report, Dutchsinse All Agree; More Heavy Metal Radioactive Poison Is Good For You, Mass Media And Pro Nuclear Industry Hormesis Theory Promoting Propaganda All Agree
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2014/08/ann-coulter-says-more-radiation-is-good.html


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      So supposedly radiation is helpful in low doses ..but at some it becomes dangerous?
      Because of the wide range of response there is no clear point to discern this.
      So it's like Russian Roulette ..when is the dose too high and how would a person know, particularly, when the involved governments keep raising the allowable limits?

      The emphasis is always about the Human response..
      What about the other forms of life?
      What is their supposed safe limit?


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      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        I guess the point is.. we are not in a lab.
        We are not privy to whether we are being exposed to low, medium or high dose.
        We have no idea how long these exposures will continue at the rate they are?

        But we can be certain the exposure rate will increase if Humans insist in using the 'bomb'.

        There is something wrong in this picture.


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          The picture has been the wrong picture for a very, very, long time.. 2000 years is a very long time to stare at the same stupid picture.


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Morning, Obe..
            Yes, a very long time.


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              • DUDe DUDe

                Dark Money Billionaires Push for Pro-Nuclear Radiation Climate Denier for White House Science Post

                RACHEL MADDOW: You have advocated that radioactive waste should be dissolved in water and, quote, "widely dispersed in the oceans." Quote, "All we need to do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean—or even over America after hormesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases." Now, hormesis is your belief that low-level radiation is good for us to a certain extent? Is that right?

                ARTHUR ROBINSON: The statements that you have just made are untrue.

                RACHEL MADDOW: Wait. That was a—I was quoting you.

                ARTHUR ROBINSON: What you have done is take tiny excerpts from a vast amount of writing I’ve done on this scientific subject. I have not advocated any of this. As a scientist, I’ve written—

                RACHEL MADDOW: I—"All we need to"—did you not say this?

                ARTHUR ROBINSON: —about these and many other possibilities.

                RACHEL MADDOW: Wait, wait. Are you saying that I—

                ARTHUR ROBINSON: You are—

                RACHEL MADDOW: Are you saying that your own news—

                ARTHUR ROBINSON: You are not telling the truth.

                https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/23/dark_money_billionaires_push_for_pro


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

        Radiation
        “’There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of (ionizing) radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero’–Dr. Karl Morgan, the father of Health Physics

        “Radiation is energy that travels in waves. It includes visible light, ultraviolet light, radio waves and other forms, including particles. Each type of radiation has different properties. Non-ionizing radiation can shake or move molecules. Ionizing radiation can actually break molecular bonds, causing unpredictable chemical reactions. Our Radiation Basics () fact sheet walks the layperson through what radiation is, where it comes from, types of radiation, half-lives and how it can affect humans….”
        https://www.nirs.org/radiation/

        Dr. John Gofman agrees, Dr. Rosalie Bertells agrees, Dr. Helen Caldicott agrees, Harvard Medical School agrees, Dr. Ernst Sterglass agrees, and all reputable scientists agree: There is no safe dose. It can all cause cancer and genetic diseases and other diseases. It is not good for you, period.

        Background radiation before mining began was barely tolerable in most places but not all places and by most but not all humans. There has always been solid cancers and leukemia in humans througout the history of the earth.


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        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

          TYPO: Rrosalie Bertell


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        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

          “…Chapters 6 through 16 considered the interaction of high-energy radiation with chemical entities, atoms, molecules, and compounds, particularly those found in biological entities, atoms, molecules, and compounds particularly those found in biological systems, and the resulting health effects and available defense and data accumulated so far seem to indicate the basic tenet that ‘High-Energy Radiation is Incompatible with Life’.

          “However, organisms have lived over the last four billion years on this planet, where a background level of radiation has persisted. That means that organisms have survived despite the background radiation, and it was because they have developed a few mechanisms that could make them somewhat tolerant to the damaging effects of radiation. How effective the repair mechanisms are in combating the radiation effects has not yet been delineated, but the organisms seem to be capable of just barely coping. It has been demonstrated in this treatment (Sect 12.5) that it is, indeed, the case, so a sudden rise in the radiation due to human activities seems to have caused widespread adverse health effects. If the coping mechanisms was relatively sturdy and may tolerate several times the original background level of radiation, the tragedy, i.e., the adverse effects of radiation, of Chernobyl and others would not have happened. A recent study has, indeed, demonstrated that about 15% of leukemia among children in the UK, in recent decades is due to the…


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Bertell, Goffman, Sternglass, Caldicott…none of them know what the future scientists will know about biology and radiation. They all struggle to reconcile the fact that man made fallout is small compared to background. Yet they try to get the message out; low level radiation is dangerous. But they only have some clues why, they dont have the full story. SO invoking their names in an attempt to 'prove' a limited scope theory that ignores scientific study does not have as much power as uncovering the truth of the matter which is more inclusive of causes and effects. Some people try the same tactic by invoking the weight of 97% of scientists on global warming. Yet 97% of scientists also think the level of radiation from fallout in the ocean is inconsequential. Thus this strategy does not work for me, or I assume other thinking, open minded people.

          Nevertheless, the message is good; low level radiation can be far more harmful than commonly assumed. Roughly 300 to 1000 times more by the studies from the ECRR. That is a lot! It doesnt apply to background radiation…how could it?


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            man is not master of nature and biology. At one time we had a sense of the mystery of the living world. Now we have reduced it to dead chemical reactions…in our minds, our subconscious. And we think we know all about it now.

            But man cant make one sesame seed, not one fly or even worm or amoeba. Our chemistry is a non living chemistry. For such a species who is cock-sure of itself, yet doesnt have the knowledge to make a clod of dirt teaming with life, we shouldnt be too congratulatory, ought not put too much stock in its cock-sure schemes and dictums.

            If a group of men is so inept they cant build a house, how can they know if the wind will blow it down?

            This is the state of things; Some researchers found that man made nuclear fallout is much worse than expected…not 300% worse, nor 3000%, but 30,000% or more. They dont know why exactly and struggle to understand it. Meanwhile, 97% or more of the worlds scientists dont believe it. The public of course doesnt understand either but normally goes with the 97%. The findings cant apply to background radiation or everything would have died out millions of years ago…in fact life would never have gotten a foothold. Both pro and anti nukers are cock-sure they know, but neither does. They know some things and have a grasp of double strand breaks and so on but cant explain this disparity between background and man made fallout.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      too bad about James Corbett.
      Opinion changes with intelligence. The dim ones believe strongly one way or the other without digging into it. The smarter ones read up and maybe are a little more open minded. They see the science and believe it. Corbett, Goddard, in fact 97% of scientists are like this. They believe what is taught. You can see this type of person in this video, the speaker and also the audience;
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvWw4SzRCCM
      I call this average ape-man stupidity. We THINK we are smart and educated.

      Now going up to a higher level, you have people that are very open minded and flexible. They have the ability to pull together information from a wide base and pose creative hypothesis. Einstein had the ability to imagine that light speed was a constant and time and geometry variable!

      Once you know that background radiation is a large, in most cases the largest source of radiation exposure, you have to be willing to posit that the highly educated ape-men got it wrong and hold a narrow view. It makes perfect sense to them that an alpha is an alpha, a gamma a gamma and radiation dose is radiation dose.

      Scientists hold strongly to this view and dismiss those who question it with some disdain. But the evolution of their own knowledge SHOULD give them a clue that all is NOT KNOWN. There is a meta-study that shows the exact frequency and harmonics are a major influence. The sound of a clarinet or fingernails on chalkboard


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      casting aspersions on hormesis is not open minded. It is letting emotion dictate ones truth.

      The key is finding out the truth behind the studies. Ive said it before; its just possible that the non linear dose response is the keystone to proving the harm of man made fallout and the difference from natural sources of radiation.

      What if background radiation was natural to biology and unnatural radiation was unnatural? Such a realization would turn radiation science upside down.

      But how could it be? Frequency specific effects, sub harmonics, heterodyning, specific activity, atomic bonds, bond angle alterations in aqueous solutions, ion gradient disruption, chemical toxicities of heavy elements, including the Busby photon antenna variable of the fourth power of the atomic number, which is the 'weaponization' of background radiation…the information field, related to the frequency effect, and radiation particle size and geometry and complex or compound are some of the ideas that the 97% are NOT CONSIDERING.

      Such a study is ESSENTIAL to overturning the scientific and legal status quo. When or if science understands the many deeper levels of biology and radiation, the semi intelligent would change their minds too..the Goddards and Corbetts and Buesselers. Until then we will have the hormesis love/hate debate which misses the mark on both sides. Some even put carbon dioxide in the same category as fallout, blaming hormesis for the acceptance of pollution.


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      • curly

        Uranium miners get ill and are compensated (sometimes) because of the toxic effects of exposure to natural radiation.

        http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/uranium_mine_and_mill_workers_are_dying/
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_mining_and_the_Navajo_people

        etc.

        If unrefined uranium is poisonous, refined uranium would logically be poisonous. Proving that man made radiation is poisonous even though it is dwarfed by back round radiation seems unnecessary when we know that uranium in it's natural state is poison.

        I'm not a scientist and only have a high school education but I wouldn't buy a house next to a npp, promote the use of atomic bombs, or work to help clean up fuku even if I can't prove that the the effects of low level radiation is non-linear.

        Maybe some day someone will prove it but we probably won't know about for decades after the fact.


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          curly, actually the entire battle to end nuclear, to stamp out using 'hormesis' as an excuse to pollute, and the battle to have the USS Reagan sailors cared for and the Fukushima displaced cared for…..it all rests on proving that nuclear fallout is different, and far more toxic than assumed. Far more toxic than background radiation.

          Conversely, the only reason the nuclear cartel can exist legally is that the science says cesium 137 and potassium 40 are about the same in terms of radiation and chemical toxicity.

          The industry, scientists and government people dont care if you, the public is afraid of it or not. They follow the standard science.


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          • DUDe DUDe

            "..The industry, scientists and government people dont care if you, the public is afraid of it or not. They follow the standard science."

            Never trust your life or that of your planet on a species that believes in infinite economic growth and infinite destruction , infinite pollution and conveniently because it cant stop "hormesis" in a finite space..like a junk cowarding to kick clean fantasizing crack is vitamins..


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          • Code, i was amazed to find out that the entire radiation industry is based upon the horrific lie that a human being can be modeled as simply a bag of water of which some energy is deposited via radiation.

            Tell a huge lie and keep repeating it.


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  • laconic93 laconic93

    Colorectal Cancer Rises in the US, now it Rises in New Zealand
    But don't worry, it's defiantly not an environmental issue.

    Been reports that a lot of the one percent have been buying up bug out properties in New Zealand. Looks like they won't last long either.

    https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/w-nzc040417.php

    PUBLIC RELEASE: 5-APR-2017
    New Zealand's colorectal cancer rates are on the rise in young adults

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/03/20/millennials-colorectal-cancer-colon-rectal/99168558/


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  • Sol Man

    PUN: The quote you put up notes of signs point to the world and oceans are slowly dying. But, the process we are seeing is anything but slow!


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    email from Beyond Nuclear:

    "Action alert from Rio Tazewell, Government by the People Campaign Manager, People for the American Way*:
    (1.) #StopGorsuch Event at U.S. Senate, Thursday, April 6, Capitol Hill, Washingtion, D.C.

    "We're now entering the final showdown for the Supreme Court in the next couple days, and there is one last event that we're working to build a crowd for… which will coincide with the vote, filibuster and potential nuclear optioning of Judge Gorsuch on Thursday.

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    "A list of senators who will be speaking will be available soon.

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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      . Beyond Nuclear has also joined with Public Citizen, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, and others, in the Resist Trump Network. This #StopGorsuch event is but the latest in an ongoing series of protests, marches, rallies, etc. — please alert folks you know in the D.C. area about tomorrow's event! Beyond Nuclear is regularly engaged in lawsuits against the nuclear establishment in government and industry, any one of which could land at the Supreme Court in the future!]…"


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    UK's Moorside nuclear project in turmoil as Toshiba's French partner backs out

    Troubled tech giant forced to take sole ownership of NuGen after Engie sells stake, adding to uncertainty over plan for three reactors
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/04/toshiba-moorside-nuclear-nugen-engie-reactor


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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-05/first-border-wall-bids-emerge-include-everything-tourist-attractions-nuclear-waste-s

    … Clayton Industries Inc. of Pittsburgh proposes storing nuclear waste along the wall in trenches that are at least 100 feet (30 meters) deep.

    Money already collected by the U.S. Department of Energy from people who benefit from nuclear power would help pay for the wall.

    The bid includes an option for hardware to convert the nuclear waste to energy. …


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    I notice that the clowns and cretins who follow the great god hormesis are still with us …


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    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170406/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

    Fukushima schools reopen for 1st time in 6 years after nuclear evacuation order lifted

    April 6, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)


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    http://www.asia-pacificresearch.com/reconstruction-disaster-the-human-implications-of-japans-forced-return-policy-in-fukushima/5440879

    Reconstruction Disaster: The Human Implications of Japan’s Forced Return Policy in Fukushima

    Suzuki Yūichi interviewed and with an introduction by Katsuya Hirano with Yoshihiro Amaya and Yoh Kawano; Transcription and translation by Akiko Anson

    By Katsuya Hirano and Suzuki Yūichi
    Asia-Pacific Research, April 04, 2017
    The Asia-Pacific Journal 1 April 2017

    Suzuki Yūichi (56) was born to a farming family in Namie, Fukushima in 1960. Namie was one of the areas most devastated by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, as well as the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Besides 565 deaths from the earthquake/tsunami, because the town was located within the 20 kilometer exclusion zone around the damaged nuclear power plant, the entire town was evacuated on March 12.

    The government of Namie continued to operate in Nihonmatsu-city 39 kilometers from Namie. At the time of the nuclear accident, Mr. Suzuki was working in the Citizens’ Affairs Division of Namie and was immediately assigned to the Disaster Management Division established to assist citizens in finding missing family members, locating temporary housing, and evacuating families.

    Suzuki was subsequently responsible for decontamination efforts, return policies, and establishing clinics for propesctive returnees. …


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      In the summer and the winter of 2016, I visited Namie with my colleagues Professor Yoshihiro Amaya of Niigata University and Yoh Kawano, a PhD candidate at UCLA, to interview Mr. Suzuki.

      Mr. Suzuki contends that the majority of former residents of Namie are unlikely to return to the town even after the Japanese government lifts the restriction on residency in certain areas on March 31, 2017. Many families have already settled in new villages, towns and cities in and outside Fukushima and continue to fear internal radioactive exposure and other dangers associated with decommissioning the damaged reactors.

      As a city official who led decontamination efforts and return policy, Suzuki remains skeptical of Japanese government programs for “reconstruction” or “revival” of the affected areas.

      He anticipates that the area will become a “no man’s land” after the elderly returnees pass away.

      Namie’s population was 21,400 at the time of the nuclear accident. He estimates that 10 percent or less will return.

      The interview is an important testament to the ongoing rift and dissonance between Tokyo and Fukushima over the policies and slogans of “reconstruction” and “return”. K.H. …


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    Hirano: Mr. Suzuki, thank you for agreeing to do this interview. You have been promoting decontamination work as a town official until recently since the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    It is said that even after decontamination is completed, the radiation level will rise again. Do you think that “residents’ return (kikan, 帰還)” and “reconstruction (fukkō, 復興)” are possible under such conditions? For example, through experimental planting of rice and vegetables, the possibility of reviving agriculture has been explored in Namie. How many people do you think plan to return here to resume agriculture?

    Suzuki: I used to work in the decontamination control division, and as far as I know from what I learned there, once decontamination work is completed, radiation levels should not return to the high levels prior to decontamination effort. However, I have heard various doctors voicing concerns about whether the dose rates, even after decontamination, have actually dropped to safe levels, so I personally feel uncertain about this although I am not a specialist in the field.1

    I believe, however, that as long as radiation levels stay below 0.2 – 0.3 microsieverts per hour in Namie, there may not be much difference between the evacuation areas and Namie. In fact, in Nihonmatsu, where my family and I are now living, the radiation level is 0.2 or 0.1 and many people are living there. …


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      Hirano: Some people claim that decontamination is not very effective.

      Some evacuees from Namie currently living in my hometown in Ibaraki prefecture made a one-day trip to Namie last October, and were joined by a group of professors from Ibaraki University, who have been collecting and monitoring data on radiation doses in that area. They sampled soil in the area around one of the evacuees’ houses, which had been declared decontaminated. In some areas the level had dropped to the national and international standard (1 millisieverts per year or 0.23 microsieverts per hour), but in the backyard and in a forest area just behind the house, the radiation level was actually extremely high.2

      The Japanese government has announced that it is lifting evacuation orders in the green and
      orange zones on March 31, 2017. This image is taken from the website of Fukushima Prefecture.

      Suzuki: It seems that it has not yet been completely decontaminated . Well, I have to say, we can’t decontaminate forest areas. That would require cutting down all the trees and then scraping up all the topsoil. Otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see any effect. But as far as areas around houses are concerned, all the soil has been stripped away, so the radiation level has dropped significantly. For example, my parents’ house is in a so-called “zone in preparation for lifting the evacuation order.” At first the radiation level was 3.0 microsieverts per hour, but after decontamination, …


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        it has dropped to less than 0.5.

        Hirano: I see. But the entire contaminated region in Fukushima is richly forested– it’s all surrounded by forest, not just Namie. If it is impossible to decontaminate forest areas, it means that radioactive material could easily blow in from the forest, causing radiation levels to increase in decontaminated areas. Some residents say that the radiation level has in fact risen since the decontamination. So does it mean that decontamination is effective only in urban areas where there are few forests? In other words, there is a gap between places where decontamination has been working well and places where it has not.

        Suzuki: It is okay in areas where the soil has been properly stripped away, but nobody has done anything in mountain areas behind homes(urayama, 裏山). We town officials have been asking the Ministry of the Environment to decontaminate such areas properly as well, since they are not just nameless wooded hills. Rather, they are Satoyama (里山), wooded areas surrounding people’s homes that are a part of their everyday lives. We’ve said that if we don’t decontaminate those areas we wouldn’t be able to bring people back home.

        However, if we cut all of the trees down in order to decontaminate, we will lose water retention capacity, which could result in a natural disaster. So that’s another reason we can’t we can’t clean up mountains and forests. …


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          We have considered just asking people to stay away from forest areas. If you take a radiation dosimeter and find 0.2 in your garden and then that same dosimeter indicates 1.0 in another place higher up, you will have to acknowledge that you have a hotspot and stay away from it. People will have to make those judgments as they go about their lives.

          Hirano: It sounds psychologically stressful, doesn’t it? We have to live our lives constantly telling ourselves it is okay here, but not there.

          Suzuki: I know what you mean, but that is all we can do to deal with the Satoyama areas. And then there are rivers. Before the nuclear accident, we used to go to a river to pick up pebbles or take our kids there to play in the water, but the Ministry of the Environment doesn’t deal with rivers so they decided not to decontaminate rivers. They have not done anything to remove radiation from them. I’m talking rivers that have a levee on either side. Their reasoning probably is that once a river is flooded, it will be contaminated again. That is my guess. But rivers are also a part of everyday life, so we have been asking that they be properly decontaminated as well, but…

          Hirano: Do they have a plan in place?

          Suzuki: Probably not. I don’t think so.

          Hirano: Well, so is your town planning to prepare for residents who return, such as setting up public signs for high radiation areas to warn people not to come close to those areas? Or is it something like ‘let’s leave it up to…


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            people’s “common sense” once they return home’?

            Suzuki: I think it will likely be left up to their common sense. That’s why I believe it is necessary that schools give children radiation awareness training, so that they can learn how to avoid internal radiation exposure by measuring doses of what they eat, or they can learn to stay away from dangerous places where they live. Now, this is not limited to only Fukushima, but should apply to people throughout Japan.

            Hirano: In other words, from now on this kind of so-called self-responsibility will become an essential part of life in Fukushima, won’t it? Later I would like to return to this topic and ask about education on the risks of nuclear power plants, and external and internal radiation exposure.

            But I would like to ask you a little more about the “return policy”. When I interviewed you last summer, you mentioned that under the return policy probably less than 10% of residents would come back. Has your estimate changed?

            Suzuki: No. It is about the same. Regarding the estimate, we briefly had a program called “special case overnight stay” (tokurei shukuhaku, 特例宿泊) to allow former residents to stay in Namie during the month of September for 26 days. The only participants after all were elderly couples and some single guys, who really wished to return. That was about it. …


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    We have set up a temporary emergency clinic, but only the elderly couples, who participated in both programs, the special case overnight stay and the preparatory overnight stay, visit the clinic when they’re feeling sick.

    We are building a medical facility now that will be opened once the evacuation order is lifted in Namie, but it will provide nothing beyond primary and secondary medical care, so we won’t have an actual inpatient facility. It means that anyone who needs to be admitted to a hospital, will have to go to a neighboring town, but these hospitals are already struggling with a shortage of doctors and nurses, so I am doubtful that they will be able to accept outside patients any time soon.

    In my opinion, if you remain wherever you’ve evacuated to, you can always be admitted to a hospital and receive necessary medical care. I always tell people to think about these things before they decide to return home. The clinic doctor also explains this to his patients, but elderly couples really want to come back to Namie. The doctor believes they should individually decide. I ask them, “so after you return to Namie, what are you going to do if you feel sick and need to be hospitalized? You won’t have a place to go.” They say, ”I will go to a hospital in so-and-so town.” Then I ask, “what if they can’t admit you there? Even after you are discharged from a hospital, where are you going?” “I am going to a nursing home.”

    But in reality, even the nursing homes …


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      are understaffed and unable to accept new patients. There are facilities, but there isn’t enough staff to run a facility and give adequate care.

      When I ask what they are going to do, they have no concrete answers. They just have a vague idea about going there and maybe being admitted to a hospital. They just want to come back home. That is their strongest feeling. It seems that they just don’t want to stay where they have been since evacuation. That was the case of an elderly couple I dealt with recently.

      Hirano: Had they been living in temporary housing for quite a while then?3

      Suzuki: Yes. Also lack of employment opportunities for a generation of breadwinners is another reason why I think that less than 10% of evacuees will come back. In addition, many have children attending school in the places they evacuated to, so it is not possible to think about returning.

      I had my children with me when the evacuation order came, and I ended up sending them to school in the town where we settled. As you know, I did it not because they wanted to change schools but because they had to. It is possible for my children to graduate from the schools they are currently attending. No matter how much you say that it’s safe, that it’s okay to go back, parents need to think about the considerable burden placed on children by switching schools, as this poses another risk to children.

      Also it’s been almost six years since we were forced to leave our town. The reality is that…


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        - there is a lot more of this and it should be required reading for all who wish to get some idea of the enormity of the problem.

        When the nincompoop minister says that the evacuees are on their own, this is the fate and the world to which they are being abandoned by the government of japan, by the people they elected to look out for them and do right by them, and by the company which brought them all this misery.

        People may think that japan is far away and it's their problem but it's everybody's problem. There are 450 nuclear power stations across the world and vast accumulations of ''spent'' fuel. Sooner or later this man-made radiation will all end up in the global environment. It may take a long time or, if there are wars and depressions, it may happen quickly. But it will happen. So people should pay attention and think about what can be done to prevent this unhappy fate for mankind.

        In my humble opinion, ha ha.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Texas, New Mexico Seek Licenses To Store Spent Nuclear Fuel
    April 6, 2017
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/04/06/texas-new-mexico-seek-licenses-to-store-spent-nuclear-fuel/


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    The United States’ nuclear-power slump
    April 5

    “Article after article has demonstrated how renewable energy, combined with energy efficiency, especially in buildings, can more than make up for the 19.5 percent of U.S. electricity generation currently provided by the dwindling nuclear-power sector.

    “Climate change will not wait. Slow, cumbersome nuclear energy, even if its many problems vanish tomorrow, simply cannot be delivered in enough speed and volume to rescue us from global warming.

    “The renewable-energy and energy-efficiency industries provide thousands of long-term, well-paying jobs while making a positive impact on climate change and our environment. The solar industry is closing in on 400,000 jobs in the United States, more than natural gas. Wind power employs slightly more than 100,000 and is growing rapidly. Nuclear energy offers just over 76,000 jobs.

    “Toshiba’s Westinghouse is going under because the companies gambled on an outdated, expensive industry in decline while turning a blind eye to the obvious opportunities in green energy and efficiency, sectors that might have saved Westinghouse while boosting the U.S. economy.

    “Linda Pentz Gunter, Takoma Park
    The writer is an international specialist
    for Beyond Nuclear.”


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    Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste

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    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has requested additional information from Ontario Power Generation following its technical review of the Response to the request by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The technical review included a comment period to receive the views of the public, Indigenous groups, and expert federal departments and ran from January 18 to March 6, 2017.

    The request is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry Internet Site (Registry) at the following location: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=118537

    For information on the DGR project, please visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (the Registry) website at canada.ca/ceaa, reference number 17520. Interested Parties are encouraged to check the Registry regularly to view documents related to the additional information. All records produced, collected or submitted in respect of the environmental assessment will be considered public and posted on the registry unless they are excluded for reason of privacy, confidentiality or security.

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    World Nuclear Emergency Day 2,218

    North Simcoe, Ontario CANADA- Surge In Heart Problems Puzzling, Till You Learn Fukushima's Cesium 137 Is "Not Slow-acting."

    This morning we heard on our local CBC Radio 1 program that for some 'unknown reason" North Simcoe and Muskoka have the highest rate of heart attacks and heart problems in the entire province of Ontario. I sit right smack in the middle of this hot spot here in the Bigwoods! Its actually double the rate of any other area in the province. And our medical community says its puzzled and doesn't know why? They must of missed our ongoing memos…

    Sometimes you search high and low for a cause that just jumps off the page like this one does. Sometimes the cause is actually standing right in front of you as we will attempt to show you now. This anomaly of heart problems for this particular region might be just another bread trail that leads us to the truth of just where the Fukushima nuclear fallout left its biggest imprint since 2011. We know from research that the hottest place on earth right now is in Florida, U.S.A. This is because of all of the fresh water creeks, streams and rivers combined with endless swamp lands and everglades the very wetlands where rain water/freshwater pools. The rain water bearing unknown amounts of radio active isotopes from Japan's triple nuclear melt out falls to earth from the troposphere which brought it and turns all of the water table hot and so places with a lot of fresh…


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    suddenly become hot spots. All these land depressed areas where water can collect and pool become a hot spots for radio active necleides to bio-accumulate. And those levels grow yearly unless re-mediated some how.

    THE SIGNATURE THAT TELLS US THE TRUTH – that nobody can hide – is Cesium 137, which enters our bodies and heads straight for our muscles. And that happens quite quickly! The muscle cesium 137 likes the most is of course, the heart muscle. We then know one of the tell tale signatures of radioactive poisoning in any population to be an increase in heart ailments. That is going on right now in North Simcoe, Ontario and if we check over in Florida we will likely find the same ongoing health patterns a parallel of a growing epidemic of heart problems.

    Simply put, if we look at Florida's topography and compare it to North Simcoe, Ontario's topography we all of a sudden notice that they are very similar in their possession of all what draws tourists. Beautiful open green spaces enriched with endless bodies of of the fresh water creeks, streams, lakes, ponds and rivers combined with endless wetlands – swamp lands where precipitation is able to pool.

    You know that North Simcoe and Florida's problem of having double the heart rate problems of all of most other areas will continue to grow worse as our free press and systems of governance set up as checks and balances to properly protect us from just this kind of situation – will fail us entirely once again.
    ctd..


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      23 skidoo That is exactly right, the radio Isotopes come down in the rain and accumulate in pools of water, I found high readings on the sides of roads where water runs off pavement and finds low spots to accumulate. Also if you want to prove the existence of the dangerous Isotopes, then take your ashes from your wood burner after burning through the winter and you will see that you have a sample of radioactive ash that can be sent to a lab with a spectrometer to identify the Isotopes. Then make sure you don't put any of that ash on food your going to grow and eat, tell your friends. Now we have the responsibility of disposing radioactive waste that can't be disposed of.


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    Ctd. ( trbl posting this? last part)

    Those whom we've put in charge of the checks and balances TO WATCH THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY still don't understand the seriousness of what they are hiding from us and the rest of the world and maybe that's why our lazy doctors and lawyers have yet to connect the dots to this ongoing invisible threat from what is a triple nuclear melt out at Fukushima. This is exactly what most of us anti-nuclear activists from the 70's and 80's most feared. A China Syndrome – of which we now have three!

    Right now we all likely know at least one person in our community who has some kind of heart ailment which has the Fukushima finger print all over it. Good luck though, trying to get anyone to listen to the truth as we have been quite nicely enveloped in this 'post truth era.'
    Thank you for paying attention and please try and stay safe.
    Steven Kaasgaard
    WildGreens-CANADA
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  • We can do more than just "sustain" our world, we can improve it.

    Don't give up folks, this is an awesome time to be alive and tipp it for the good. Your shot at greatness has been handed to you on a silver platter.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Weird sterile neutrinos may not exist, suggest new data from nuclear reactors
    3 hours ago

    “For decades, physicists have known that particles called neutrinos, which have almost no mass and barely interact with other matter, come in three types—electron, muon, and tau. And for just as long, some theorists have argued that there could exist a fourth, sterile neutrino that would be even weirder and more inert than its familiar cousins. But the case for the sterile neutrino just took a hit, as physicists working on an experiment in China report data that undermine one of three key pieces of data for its existence.

    “The different types of neutrinos are born of different particle decays and interactions. For example, an electron neutrino—more precisely, an electron antineutrino—emerges when an atomic nucleus such as tritium undergoes a type of radioactive decay called “β decay” and turns into a slightly less massive helium-3 nucleus while spitting out an electron and an antineutrino. Similarly, a muon neutrino can emerge from the decay of a particle called a muon, which is commonly found in cosmic rays. And a tau neutrino emerges in the decay of a massive particle called a tau that can be produced with an atom smasher.

    “Since 1998, physicists have also known that neutrinos can change type as they zing along at near light-speed, so that a muon neutrino can become an electron neutrino, and so on. [cont.]


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      [cont.] A sterile neutrino would be a fourth type that couldn’t be born in the decay of any known particle or even interact with ordinary particles. Instead, it could only arise if one of the known neutrinos morphed into it.

      “For 20 years, various experiments have hinted at sterile neutrinos with a mass of about 1 electron volt, about 10 to 100 times as massive as the other neutrinos are thought to be. For example, from 1993 to 1998 physicists with the Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico studied a beam of muon neutrinos and found tantalizing clues that they might be morphing into sterile neutrinos. Another indication comes from a pair of experiments started in the 1990s in Russia and Germany that was designed to sense electron neutrinos from the sun. Both experiments used detectors made of gallium, and when researchers calibrated them with radioactive sources, they counted too few electron neutrinos, suggesting they were quickly morphing into sterile ones.

      “The latest evidence for sterile neutrinos emerged in 2011, when a team of theorists argued that various experiments that detect electron antineutrinos from nearby nuclear reactors saw fewer antineutrinos than they should. Dubbed the reactor antineutrino anomaly, that deficit bolstered the case for a sterile neutrino, as it suggested that the antineutrinos were morphing into the undetectable sterile form. [cont.]


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        [cont.] In fact, the reactor antineutrino anomaly rekindled interest in the idea of sterile neutrinos, says Patrick Huber, a theorist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg and a collaborator on the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment near Shenzhen, China.

        “Now, however, physicists with Daya Bay report data that support a much simpler explanation: Scientists are merely overestimating the number of neutrinos born from the various radioactive nuclei produced in the fission of one component of standard nuclear fuel.

        “The Daya Bay experiment comprises six detectors in three clusters, all within 1.9 kilometers of six working nuclear reactors. Physicists study antineutrinos from the reactor cores, and in 2012 they reported the measurement of a key parameter in the morphing of neutrinos.

        “A nuclear reactor derives power from the fission of four different atomic nuclei: uranium-235, uranium-238, plutonium-239, and plutonium-241. These nuclei split randomly to make myriad lighter nuclei. So, for example, uranium-235 can split to make krypton-89. Neutron-rich krypton-89 will then β decay repeatedly to form rubidium-89, strontium-89, and yttrium-89, spitting out an antineutrino at each step. So each type of fissionable nucleus gives rise to myriad other nuclei that spit out antineutrinos. And physicists have measured the total spectrum of antineutrinos originating with each of the four key isotopes.


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        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

          [cont.] “Crucially, the relative amounts of the four fissionable isotopes change as a reactor consumes its fuel. The fuel starts out as a mixture of uranium isotopes, and the plutonium isotopes are 'bred' in place. So over the life of the fuel—about 18 months—the amount of uranium-235 decreases. By measuring the spectrum of the antineutrinos and knowing the fractions of uranium-235 in the cores, Daya Bay physicists were able to show that the supposed deficit in the number of antineutrinos goes up and down with the amount of uranium-235, they report in a preprint posted to the arXiv server.

          “That makes sense if physicists are underestimating the number of antineutrinos from uranium-235 decays, Huber says. But it wouldn’t make sense if the effect were being caused by electron antineutrinos morphing into sterile ones, in which case the deficit should be constant over time, he explains. ‘The Daya Bay result is clearly not favoring the interpretation of a sterile neutrino.’

          “The new results do leave physicists with a mystery, however: Why are their estimates for the antineutrinos coming from uranium-235 so bad?…”
          http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/weird-sterile-neutrinos-may-not-exist-suggest-new-data-nuclear-reactors


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  • Breaking united states sends 50+/- tomahawk missiles to syrian airforce targets-


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  • Militarian report.
    Sounds like the base near me is doing full shelling drills.

    I know ntc is operational in california as well. Not good signs of relieving the escalation of war in syria.

    Looks like trumps getting his ducks in order-


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  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Btw, anyone know anything about South African and Israeli involvement in clandestine nuclear weapons production?


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    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      Something from a random .pdf by a Mr Mark Fitzgerald 'Understanding Clandestine Nuclear Procurement Networks', so it has no credibility, of course.

      "At least a dozen countries have sought clandestine procurement of nuclear technology. In addition to Pakistan, our report summarizes some of the black market procurement attempts by Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Israel, India, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, and Syria (although in Syria’s case we do not claim that it was pursuing a weapons program).

      In fact, every country that has developed nuclear weapons has done so with a key assist from technology obtained elsewhere."

      Of course it doesn't list some others and I mean, American, Russian, etc nukes are "legit", so, no problem, right?

      Oh, how strange that the claim SPECIFICALLY mentions Syria as NOT pursuing a nuclear weapons program.


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

        Libya relinquishes nuclear material to US and Russia:

        “…January 27, 2004: U.S. officials airlift about 55,000 pounds of documents and components from Libya’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs to the United States. The nuclear-related material includes uranium hexafluoride (the feedstock for centrifuges), two complete second-generation centrifuges from Pakistan, and additional centrifuge parts, equipment, and documentation.

        “On March 15, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham calls the airlift 'only the tip of the iceberg,' representing just 5 percent of the total amount of material the United States will eventually recover from Libya.

        “February 4, 2004: Khan reveals that, for two decades, he secretly provided North Korea, Libya, and Iran with technical and material assistance for making nuclear weapons.
        “February 20, 2004: The IAEA releases a report detailing Libya’s noncompliance with its safeguards agreement and outlining Tripoli’s nascent nuclear program. Specifically, the report describes Libya’s gas centrifuge-based uranium-enrichment program, imports of nuclear material, and designs of facilities for uranium conversion. Libya’s IAEA safeguards agreement required Tripoli to report some of these activities, but the government failed to do so….
        “March 8, 2004: The United States, with assistance from British and IAEA officials, arranges for 13 kilograms of highly enriched uranium, a fissile material, to be airlifted from Libya to Russia for disposal.
        ……


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      “The Vela Incident, also known as the South Atlantic Flash, was an unidentified ‘double flash’ of light detected by an American Vela Hotel satellite on 22 September 1979, near the Prince Edward Islands off Antarctica, which many believe was of nuclear origin. The most widespread theory among those who believe the flash was of nuclear origin is that it resulted from a joint South African-Israeli nuclear test.[1][2][3][4] The topic has been highly disputed. In 2016 researchers from George Washington University's National Security Archive noted that the debate over the South Atlantic flash has shifted over the last few years to the side of a man-made weapon test.[5][6][7]…”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vela_Incident


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Perhaps if Enenews had a ticker of some sort of even the admitted, let alone, the actual amount of contaminated water flowing into the ocean EVERYDAY 24/7…

    Perhaps if Human's were truly sentient.. and could feel their connectedness to that which they call dominion.


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  • This article found in a Publication called "Science"

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/fukushima-residents-exposed-far-less-radiation-thought
    —————————————
    my comment–was also emailed to the author
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    The "calculation" completely ignores the point on whether the exposure is internal or external. If internal, it is 20 to 100 times worse than just an external exposure.

    Also, the elephant in the room is strontium, which causes leukemia among other things, and this is a beta emitter, so it won't even be detected by the cheap gamma only dosimeters. Shameful this article is presented in a publication called "Science".

    Strontium is usually ignored for 2 reasons:
    1) It is present in the same amounts as cesium, but it doesn't get released in the standard nuclear accident.
    2) it is so horrible that pro-nukers just want to ignore it, hide it

    But the reality is that when corium burns on concrete, the release of strontium is 100 times higher than your standard meltdown. 3 cores burned on concrete at Fukushima. Got it now?


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      re the 'Science' article. Reading the comments illustrates the futility of argument. Rod Adams and his ilk will maintain their position even if all their family died of cancer. 97% of scientists take the same position. Logic and detail apparently have no effect. The way to win is to repeat the same simple, emotionally charged, hopefully rhyming rhetoric.

      "shame on nuclear shills, Nuclear fallout kills"

      "with all your nuclear skills, your poison still explodes and kills"

      "One ten billionths of a gram of plutonium is lethal inhaled; the fool regrets with the last breath exhaled"

      repeat, repeat, repeat,
      repeat, repeat, repeat,
      repeat, repeat, repeat,
      repeat, repeat, repeat…..


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  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    We are seemingly, unfortunately, the inheritors of a dying world. And to be frank, I want no part of it or propagating the abuse. I don't trust scientists, institutions, people in general, it's really simple. People are born into systems of control (eg schooling, prestige from being an "intellectual", or financially successful, etc) but that is all bullshit, imo.

    Even if you are lucky enough to "own" some land, who gave you a "right" to that? Because I mean…hypocrites.


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  • So I no longer have an option to log into my blog….

    Probably shouldn't have taken that pot shot at Kenny Boy yesterday, lol


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  • Does anyone have a good summary site, not too radical, that exposes the smoking gun quotes showing how the NWO is very much a real thing?

    Good old friend in Hawaii, completely shut me down on Global Warming and NWO. he was actually pissed, just stated "there is no New World Order that is just a conspiracy theory" and then ended the conversation on the phone, basically hung up on me.

    I sent him the real temp data I collected in 2014 before they seriously jiggered with it. No response.

    sheesh, "their plan" to seriously divide people is working like a charm.


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        • DUDe DUDe

          Too summarize..There are more people that truly deserve to be executed in American politics , especially zionist mercenary's , then there are in American prisons..and in extension , around the globe.. oops sry stock.. :)


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          • control of even the narrative "anti-semitic"
            Soros and gang would look so great hanging from a steel structure. (I am not on enough "lists")


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              No one ever seems to mention the "Jesuit conspiracy."

              So many-ism's, so little time to explore them all.

              What is truth?

              "Who is John Galt?" (Tongue in cheek)


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              • Because then they would be known as anti-Semitic which no one understands the meaning….just that it is deplorable. Even note, spell check give it a capital S.

                For any innocent bystanders out there….95% of the Globalist/NWO asshats that are destroying society in order to have a more powerful hand over the wreckage…..95% are Jewish.

                Not an indictment of all Jewish people, but a very important fact.


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            • DUDe DUDe

              "..control of even the narrative "anti-semitic"
              Soros and gang would look so great hanging from a steel structure.."

              Many honest jews are against the zionist agenda and the illegal settlements..i wish no ill upon good people with a conscience that can see tru the BS propanda/brainwashing and criminal manipulations of their government/culture or other puppetmasters..and try not to be enablers as far as possible..no matter the race or country..

              Yeah..Soros and gang..a very big gang..big enough to be divided..but the biggest fish of the gang exposed so far remains the rotchild dynasty..

              Btw , i readed the other day somewhere that investigations revealed or at least suggested that Soros actively had money flowing towards the boats to send the refugee's to Europe..


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Thank you, good one, Obewan.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      If there is no New World Order, why do all these presidents and politicians talk about it?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2c9PMV3ZJg

      The angry reaction of our friends and associates is telling; They are angry for a reason; they cant stand an upset in their world vision. The more the comfort zone of their world or religious ideology is upset, the angrier they get. Was the demolition of the world trade center an inside job? The ramifications are too much for them.

      Emotion rules peoples reality, not facts and logic. There are always enough facts to argue endlessly. emotion decides the belief. Those people have not been divided from us by subversive organizations, they were ALREADY that way. They were snitches in Nazi Germany, they were angry and turned on their neighbor during the inquisition. Our friends are few indeed and the others we will never convince.


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      • Hawaii has 112,000 people in government housing (I don't include the military in those numbers), and the most staunchly Democratic state in the union.

        Indeed, the atmosphere was much more aggressive, upset. People got their undies all bunched up with the Hillary loss/Trump victory.

        I have even gone on fake facebook to some liberal sites and tried to "fit in" and try to understand what makes them tick. I will let you know how that turns out…..lol, kind of entertaining.


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          liberals vs conservatives. When my mom was growing up in the 1930s, liberal had this connotation; equal rights for women and minorities, helping out the disadvantaged, a tempered view, more liberal, toward people not like you, which could include sexual and religious ideas, open to broadening ones perspective. Conservative seemed to apply to the McCarthy types, the Chenney, Rush Limbaugh folks.

          I hear this; "those conservatives ruined the country" and "those damn liberals ruined the country"

          THrow out the categories! Throw out the us vs them teams. If being open minded, flexible and forbearing means liberal, then be liberal. If putting the freedom and independence of the individual first, reducing government to its supportive role and keeping an eye on the constitutional rights means being conservative, then be conservative. Be BOTH and more


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Going back to the early 1980's at least. There was open discussion of the New World Order and "New World Economic Order" at least as far back as that.

        Mention was made of it, liberally, I might add, in publications such as the Economist, going back to the time prior to the founding of the E.U. The E.U. is a creation of the NWO. Putting everyone and everything into large regional trading blocs was, and is, part of the NWO plan.

        It's just undeniable. But perhaps TPTB are relying on our short little spans of attention?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRPfyH72Eeo


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          "The Boy In The Bubble"

          "It was a slow day
          And the sun was beating
          On the soldiers by the side of the road
          There was a bright light
          A shattering of shop windows
          The bomb in the baby carriage
          Was wired to the radio

          These are the days of miracle and wonder
          This is the long distance call
          The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
          The way we look to us all
          The way we look to a distant constellation
          That's dying in a corner of the sky
          These are the days of miracle and wonder
          And don't cry baby, don't cry
          Don't cry

          It was a dry wind
          And it swept across the desert
          And it curled into the circle of birth
          And the dead sand
          Falling on the children
          The mothers and the fathers
          And the automatic earth
          These are the days of miracle and wonder
          This is the long distance call
          The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
          The way we look to us all
          The way we look to a distant constellation
          That's dying in a corner of the sky
          These are the days of miracle and wonder
          And don't cry baby, don't cry
          Don't cry"


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        • Yep….took me until last year to figure out that whole plot.

          Kind of shocked at my own ignorance and inability to think. Started stretching and meditating

          Meditating is a habit that lets you get a handle on all your other habits. Learned a lot this year, amazing what I didn't know up to the age of 53…


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        "Our friends are few indeed and the others we will never convince."

        So true.


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        • And many friends that meet every definition of being a friend, still cannot be "brought around" no matter what we do, or try, or show or say. In fact, the good Samaritan bringing valuable knowledge will instead be despised, eliminated.

          A friend —- helps you move
          A real friend —- helps you move a body

          sick, but funny methinks. How many friends do you have that would help you move a body?


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      • DUDe DUDe

        The rebel good people rendered powerless against the zionist controlled duopoly hoped they elected..what the whole world hoped he would turn out to be..but that hope started evaporating as soon as he started filling hes cabinet..thats all history now..again..

        Trump's Speech to the New World Order!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYozWHBIf8g


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    • This site has a list of NWO quotes.

      http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/quotes/index.htm

      This is JFK's speech in which he talks about Secret Societies.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdMbmdFOvTs

      This site has the transcript of Kennedy's speech.

      “I think that his [Obama’s] task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period, when really a New World Order can be created.”
      —Henry Kissinger, CNBC 2008

      “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
      —Strobe Talbot, Deputy Secretary of State, TIME, July l992

      “One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.”
      –K.M. Heaton, National Educator


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    • well, US colonialists knew Europe was in the throes of a secret society cabal -
      (original source)
      https://voat.co/v/illuminatihitlist/1772622


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  • Did anyone else note that the Syria strike was on the same day that Bannon was removed….maybe the Donald got sick of his "conspiracy theories"


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Middle east is a mess..a simmering religious brainwashed cess pool.

      Will not ever end..bat~shit crazy.. guarantees it.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        It seems virtually EVERYONE is brainwashed about the entire situation there.

        Western governments (yeah, hammerin' on this again) are complicit in the problems there, having carved up the territory after WWI, installing governments, kingdoms, regimes, etc.

        Assad is a creature of Western governments. So is the House of Saud. Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, all owe their existence (more or less) to the machinations of Western governments, the UN, and so on.

        We have really mucked it up over there. But we need those countries because we have an oil-based worldwide economy.

        Whatta messa.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          "Virtually everyone" not including most of the people here. 'A far more enlightened group than is the norm.


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          • HoTaters….BTW I picked up my seed taters 2 days ago, and onion sets, and some more Jersey Giant cause you can never have too much asparagus

            What would you estimate the enlightened percentage is? One's that both take the time to see through the BS, and also have the intellectual ability to absorb information and fairly think about it even when it doesn't mesh with their world view.

            2%?
            5%?
            even 10%!?


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  • Breaking: terror attack sweden.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C80RT69XsAEQFSt.jpg

    Terrorist captured. 5 dead.
    Truck driven into crowd. Rumors of intemtional fire, or potential for bomb on truck. Suspect was apparently armed.

    Likely a retaliation for syria.


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  • Breaking:The U.S. DOD has released flight path data showing tracking of #Assad regime aircraft that conducted the CW attack in #KhanSheikhoun:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Charles_Lister/status/850179985017110528


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  • Also fox news reports russian ships closing in on american ships near syria-


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  • Russian MoD Drone footage and response to latest syrian escalation:
    https://youtu.be/2xYM-yC0dtA

    Russians stating only 23 of 59 missiles struck the base. No damages to runways
    Or general aircraft on base.

    Re ports now 2 missing 4 killed 6 injured.

    Likely just a warning and strike on the weapons cache?

    Russia now cutting the crisis escalation line used by embassys to avoid crossfire-


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  • California is bankrupt, yet it thinks it can save the world. What kind of fucked up deluded shit is that?

    California doubles down on stupid – Court upholds cap and trade program, new fuel tax coming

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/07/california-doubles-down-on-stupid-court-upholds-cap-and-trade-program-new-fuel-tax-coming/


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