Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima is “worst industrial cataclysm in history of world… As close to hell as I can imagine” — Melted fuel ‘disappeared’ — Contamination will go on for hundreds of thousands of years… “No one knows when it’ll end” — Gov’t perpetrating ongoing cover-up (VIDEO)

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Arnie Gundersen, former nuclear engineer, Mar 11, 2017 (emphasis added): The scientific impact of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi is an ongoing disaster that was never envisioned by the engineers who created and designed these atomic reactors and countries who built them… no country in the world with nuclear power reactors was prepared for the explosive radioactive contamination of Fukushima Daiichi. Over and over, people ask me about what happened inside the plants and what is still happening inside with robots fried by radiation, corium that can’t be found, and massive amounts of radioactivity migrating to sensitive estuaries, aquifers, contaminating all the ground water, and polluting the Pacific Ocean… No one has discovered where the nuclear cores have disappeared to.  The $400,000,000 “ice wall” continues to leak… Moreover, the cover-up continues, with the health effects from radiation being camouflaged as stress related illnesses… I decided to share the photographs I took last year in Japan… these photos cannot adequately convey the scientific and human impact of the worst industrial cataclysm in the history of the world[R]adioactive isotopes will be extreme hazards for 250,000 years, of course no one knows when it will end.

BBC Newsday interview with nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen, Feb 28, 2017: “As they get in [the containment vessel at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2], they’re finding that combination of hot steam — these are not just radioactive chemicals, but it’s a toxic mix of chemicals that are going to react with the steel. So there’s rust and hunks of nuclear fuel lying around, and steam, and it’s raining all the time because of the condensation. I think it’s about as close to hell as I could imagine.”

Arjun Makhijani, nuclear engineer, Feb 17, 2017: Yes, so the bottom of the reactor under the reactor there is a grating and then under the grating there’s the concrete floor, and what this robot discovered… the grating was deformed and broken. So, now it appears that some of the molten fuel may have gone through the grating… [H]igh radiation turns into heat, so the whole environment around the molten fuel is thermally very hot, and so whether it is going through the concrete, whether it is under the concrete, I don’t know that we have a good grip on that issue… Fukushima is possibly the longest running, continuous industrial disaster in history. It has not stopped because the risks are still there.

Interview with Gundersen here | Interview with Makhijani here

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  • Mack Mack

    And yet as bad as Fukushima has shown nuclear power to be:

    "Kentucky's Republican governor says he will not veto a bill that would lift the state's decades-old ban on nuclear power"

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kentucky/articles/2017-03-14/the-latest-kentucky-governor-would-not-veto-nuclear-bill


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://apjjf.org/2014/12/19/Takahashi-Tetsuya/4114/article.html

    "…He also added that in Japan, people see nuclear power plant sites and urban centers that consume the electricity they generate, but forget about the sacrifice, such as that endured by uranium mining communities, which go beyond national borders.

    Thus, Takahashi’s claim that nuclear power entails a “sacrificial system” has implications far beyond Japan.9 For example, on the issue of nuclear waste, both Japan and the US have been considering Mongolia, though it is most likely that domestic rural regions will end up providing repository sites in the case of Japan.10 Moreover, Civil Nuclear Pacts with Turkey and the UAE passed in April 2014, with the LDP, Komeito and the DPJ members voting in favor. The bill allows Japan to export its nuclear technology to Turkey and UAE, facilitating further building of nuclear power plants in these countries. 11
    The Sacrificial System
    Takahashi’s interest in the notion of sacrifice (gisei) was precipitated by his examination of the Yasukuni Shrine, which, since the nineteenth century, has honored the souls of those construed as having died on behalf of the nation.12 …"


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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      …Since the accused were absent from the Tribunal, the lawyer acting as amicus curiae (someone not party to the proceedings who offers information and opinions to assist the court) offered an opening statement purporting to represent all the defendants: “1) Radioactive materials exist in the natural world. Even if the damages described in the indictment had occurred, it would be impossible to trace their cause to the specific radioactive materials released following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant; 2) radioactive materials emitted into the air constitute ‘res nullius’ (property belonging to no one), meaning that those persons claiming to be victims acquired such material of their own volition; 3) accordingly, even if the damages described in the indictment were incurred, they are unrelated to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res_nullius


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      • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

        That is the most retarded reasoning I've ever seen.Predicated bullshit logic that to try and absolve.

        If you place a bomb with a timer on it, or I dunno, get harmful substances from someone else, the consequences do seemingly have causative factors. Especially when those "courts" and "corporations" set up convoluted laws and regulations and people are lied to about those substances/supposed utilities and dangers/damage.

        By that same sort of logic, we can absolve drug dealers and users on the street, right? They're only smoking crack.

        Yes, I understand they would claim "but drug use is illegal". Though I'm pretty sure even drug use, on a personal level isn't as malevolent.

        No, if you ask those people if they wanted those nuclear power plants of their own "volition", most of them would say ABSOLUTELY not.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        " radioactive materials emitted into the air constitute ‘res nullius’ (property belonging to no one), meaning that those persons claiming to be victims acquired such material of their own volition"

        In contrast, Monsanto claims that if its' gmo pollen winds up blowing onto a farmer's crop, then the farmer stole it.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Um, do we really need more Middle Eastern countries getting on-board the nuclear train? Don't think that's a good strategic idea.

      But the nuclear prostitutes will peddle their wares wherever they can.

      In terms of exportation of arms and technology, there haven't been healthy limits on that, IMO.

      The U.S. State Dept. and Dept. of Commerce used to be a lot more proactive in regulating the export of sensitive technologies.

      Is it now another case of the proverbial fox guarding the hen-house?


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  • Sol Man

    Melted fuel disappeared…no, it is just microscopic, but everywhere.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima Sixth Year Commemoration on Sojourner Truth Radio – March 14, 2017

    Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen joined Sojourner Truth Radio's host Margaret Prescod on March 14th to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Joining Arnie on the show, is Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, a radioactive waste watchdog. Kevin discusses the impact Fukushima has had on the United States and the Pacific Ocean. Arnie shares insight from his recent trip to Japan about the conditions, government cover ups, and ongoing radioactivity.

    http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-energy-education//fukushima-sixth-year-commemoration-on-sojourner-truth-radio


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  • Gasser Gasser

    In the year 2017
    If fish are still alive
    If the Oceans can survive

    They may find

    In the year 2018
    Media never told the truth, they all lied
    Everything you think and say
    Is brain soaked into you today

    In the year 2019
    We are losing our health and care
    Many are chemo bald from lost hair
    Global mass insanity almost there

    In the year 2020
    All Oceans creatures have almost died
    Dead birds and animals on roads side
    Can't remove them, to radioactive for you

    In the year 2021
    Yer gonna need a Geiger counter for life
    They'll embed a Dosemeter chip into you too
    Before you melt into a fishy puss goo

    In the year 2022
    If a Radioactive neutralizer is invented by then
    Maybe we can say we save the World again
    Guess it's time for the judgment day

    In the year 2023
    The words organic are no long spoken
    All soils have been actinide soakin'
    To Radioactive hot to start over again…woah, woah

    In the year 2024
    I'm wondering what's the Worlds population score
    Who's going to control the Reactors anymore
    We are in deep shit…woah, woah!

    In the year 2525
    If Man is still alive
    If Woman's Genome can survive
    It maybe a World we'll never know

    In the year 2026
    16 Fukushima years has passed
    Mans biggest battle is lost real fast
    There's nothing more we can do
    The Radioactive Godzilla sez fuck you.

    In the Bill000.000.000's of years now gone by
    Entropy has manifested vermin that crawl and fly
    The Planets population starts all…


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  • johnnyo

    …..
    cataclysmic yo
    tipping point was thusly
    exceeded, all dance


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  • johnnyo

    dammit
    2nd line should read:

    tipping point was well thusly

    if u cant stay true to simple guides …


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  • earthsmith earthsmith

    3+1

    Wait what where how
    Computers calculations containment hesitations
    This that theoretical hat
    Seen saw sucker hall
    Quips quiet qualified hybrid
    Make move mushy hooves
    Build bust boom hush
    Grout grates grind hate
    Vessel vox void hotbox
    Fuku feces fallout hormesis


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    • rogerthat

      it's a devastating expose. at random:

      …Finally, when all else fails, you call in those "special favors" in Washington D.C. that you've paid handsomely for over the years.

      And that's where Jess Rowland, the EPA's Deputy Division Director for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and chair of the Agency's Cancer Assessment Review Committee, comes in to assure you that he's fully exploiting his role as the "chair of the CARC" to kill any potentially damaging research…"if I can kill this I should get a medal." …


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    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      I'll say it again, my sister is a geneticist, funded by B&M gates foundation (I've checked their tax returns btw), she uses chemotherapy drugs to DISABLE the immune systems of rodents. Shr's mostly involved with TB & AIDS "cures". Of course, her work was disappeaered a few times.

      Occasionally, I inform her about some shit, which surprises her, but I've recognized by now…

      Now, I'm just an amateur programmer/geometer/physicist/lunatic, but some things are pretty obvious to me. People are surprisingly terrible at understanding compound and derivative effects, exponentials or worse, like they can only barely just understand linear additive effects.

      Obviously it doesn't work like that, for instance, glyphosate by itself is incredibly carcinogenic, but then, you have to consider the other crap.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Milli Vanilli style lip synching of Monsanto's ghost writers…? what passes for science these days


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      (Paraphrased from your link, rogerthat, "You may recall that's how we handled Williams, Kroes & Munro, 2000."

      Just let outside entities perform studies of the contested issues, have in-house (read industry) experts write the rest. Have "experts" just basically sign off on it (rubber stamp the industry science).

      Isn't this "junk science?" Monsteranto, Monsatan, industry at its finest.

      http://www.oalib.com/references/14112528

      G. M. Williams, R. Kroes, and I. C. Munro, “Safety evaluation and risk assessment of the herbicide Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, for humans,” Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 117–165, 2000.

      Genotoxicity Studies Performed in the Ecuadorian Population


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        1. Introduction Genotoxicity is a collective term that refers to any process that affects the structural integrity of DNA [1]. This multidisciplinary field of research aims to detect compounds capable of causing DNA damage in hopes of understanding the biological consequences of genotoxic agents and their involvement in the alteration of the molecular mechanisms of the genetic material [2]. These consequences can eventually lead to carcinogenic processes


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

    Tribunal awards damages for SONGS generators
    14 March 2017

    An international arbitration panel has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to pay the owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant $125 million for defective steam generators supplied to the plant in 2009 and 2010. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) capped the award at the liability limit contained in the contract to supply the components.
    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Tribunal-awards-damages-for-SONGS-steam-generators-1403177.html


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

    People are Freaking Out Over this Google Earth Imagery of a Nuclear Plant
    March 14th 2017

    “Residents of San Diego County near San Onofre State Beach have been long aware of the location of the closed San Onofre Power Plant — but a Google Earth image of the plant is raising wider concern….

    “The images reveal a view of the plant that shows where the nuclear waste will be stored, and it's ‘about 100 feet from the shoreline’ in the small square-like structures, according to the Union-Tribune:…”
    http://www.attn.com/stories/15638/google-earth-imagery-nuclear-plant


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    What's in your basement?

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2017/1389552_10469.html

    Fukushima Daiichi NPS Prompt Report (Mar 09,2017)
    TEPCO SENDING HITACHI ROBOT INTO UNIT 1 AT FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI TO EXPLORE PCV BASEMENT AREA
    After robot explores PCV basement, retained water will be extracted and examined to determine nature of floating deposits observed during previous investigation

    TOKYO, March 9?TEPCO Holdings is about to insert a Hitachi-developed robot, "PMORPH," into reactor Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to explore the basement area around the pedestal as part of the preparatory work for eventual removal of the fuel debris.

    Insertion of the "PMORPH" robot into Unit 1 follows the acquisition of digital images, radiation dose data, and other information in April 2015. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2015/images/handouts_150430_04-e.pdf. Now, armed with that information, the robot will carry a dosimeter and waterproof camera to measure the distribution of radiation rates in the water that has been retained inside the reactor, specifically around the pedestal opening of the basement area of the Primary Containment Vessel (PCV) to estimate the location and spreading of fuel debris.

    Relatively high levels of radiation more than several hundreds of Sievert per hour may be measured during the investigation due to the proximity to fuel debris expected to exist at the bottom of PCV….


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Navilu, have really wondered what you think about the Oroville Dam situation in California.

      Would you please post at the OT, Non-Nuclear Forum area on this?

      Or write to me off-list? HoTaters@hush.com

      Really value your opinion on this. A lot of us downstream from the Dam are sweating bullets hoping we make it through the rainy season, runoff (snow melt) period.

      And it may realistically take YEARS before it's fixed. It quite frankly doesn't look "fix-able" to me.

      IMO they should build the other dam nearby as was originally planned (same watershed, north of the existing project). Then drain Oroville and let it go bye-bye.

      But I doubt they'll do that, it's much too elegant a solution.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Problem is, it doesn't look like there is anywhere to build a new spillway at the Oroville Dam complex.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        And they're not going to spend enough $$ to backfill a giant canyon with shotcrete and rebar. It just doesn't look like it can be repaired. Maybe the emergency spillway can be salvaged, but the main spillway appears to be toast.


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          oroville dam…if they are smart, they will realize that a spillway doesnt have to be a straight chute. The new, made by nature spillway looks better to me, and nearly workable as is. Just needs enough anti erosion stabilization fills. I dont see it compromising the dam structure at this point. The aux overflow is not pretty but can 'easily' be fixed


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Code, I agree the natural path is likely best. But what's going to prevent erosion? They are typically lined structures. The chute has a lot of fractured rock. There is a horizontal crack which runs along a wide area, looking downward to the left side of the spillway. It's a very significant fracture, and I'd expect a lot of rock to slough off along that fracture, if a large volume of water were to go down that chute.

            In principal I agree, but engineers don't work to design structures such as you describe. So it's not likely it will happen.

            There is a lake finger which protrudes out to the left side of the dam (looking downward). Not sure if it's suitable for another spillway to be built below it. I'm guessing the channel is too narrow. And it's not clear whether or not the right elevations (lake bottom in the area) exist to make building a spillway there feasible. Am guessing the water would travel too fast, with too much force, at high volume through that area. Then again, there wouldn't be as much back pressure from the dam in that area.

            It can be seen in an aerial view of the reservoir, somewhat close up.

            But I'm no dam(n) expert.


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Engineers are very linear thinkers. And that is literally true in many cases.


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            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              HoTaters, the force of the water is determined only by the depth of the outlet from the top water level. The spillway is huge, no doubt about it. But they COULD engineer the existing passage into a workable spillway, if they were of a mind to do so. Much engineering study has gone into erosion control methods. Niagara falls is an interesting example (not saying its geologically relevant). American falls is 10,000 cubic feet per second erodes the face 4 inches per year but the falling water is not enough to significantly erode the rocks it falls on.

              If I understand Navilu, all dams destroy the natural ecosystem and as such cant be remedied except by dismantling them.

              I was just reading that the Sahara desert was covered in grass and trees during early Egyptian times. Man is like the proverbial Midas


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Was thinking this video shows some small bays and inlets where amother spillway might be constructed. Don't know how engineers site spillways. It's normally done somewhere along the slope where the dam face lies. Not inlets or bays. But it doesn't look like they can do enough filling in the chute or canyon to reconstruct a workable spillway at the original site.

            Here's a flyover which shows some of the bays and inlets.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E3gtNUljcN0

            My personal opinion is they have one heck of a mess on their hands up there.


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            • AirSepTech AirSepTech

              I agree it is a mess now, they need to get past June or so, everything is 'risky' til then.

              I would not worry much on the fix, they will drill/blast that mess into a workable fix. They may even leave the 'split' halfway down, but I am not a damn hydro engineer.
              They will need to rethink 'how it all works' IMO, the original spec was a max flow of 300,000cf/sec.
              100k did it in, lower flows caused problems as well. I really can't imagine 300k down that thing as built.

              Hopefully the runoff will be low/slow, it has had well over 200k cf/sec. in the past, they really should have built the sister dam. :(


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      • Thanks Ho Taters. I will do so asap. Regards.


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  • GOM GOM

    The earthquake vibrations caused the automatic shutdown of 11 power plants around the country, including three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. About 50 minutes later an unprecedented chain of events at this particular power became flooded and stopped cooling, three of the plants’ reactor cores started melting, and radioactive material was released by hydrogen-air explosions and by intentional venting in an attempt to let steam out to release pressure on the reactors..The rest is history.

    The European Community has required each member state to perform an evaluation (a so-called “stress test”) of each nuclear power plant to search for safety vulnerabilities related to the issues emerging from the Fukushima accident.

    During this period, there were 18 reactors in Japan that were between 21 and 30 years old. The mean age of the 40 reactors in the country at this time was 26 years.

    Sept 2016
    Five and a half years after Fukushima, 3 of Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors are operating.

    https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=27912


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  • nirakenna

    All should get book now before all sold out. Radiation Protective Foods by Sara Shannon


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  • Sol Man

    It is not just the Pacific Ocean as the 1,946 radionuclides 9meltout products)and their thousands of daughters, as fallout, go to all of the oceans, earth, us.

    Dad, what's a clusterfuck?


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

    Please comment:

    New regs for Wednesday: Prepaid cards, nuclear, water
    03/14/17

    “Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for prepaid cards and nuclear power plants.

    “Here’s what is happening:

    “Prepaid: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to delay new rules for prepaid cards.

    “The prepaid card regulations issued last fall are scheduled to go into effect in October 2017, but the CFPB proposed Tuesday to delay the effective date until April 2018.

    “The public has 21 days to comment on the potential delay.

    “Water: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is moving forward with new ground water guidelines at nuclear power plants.

    “The NRC issued Tuesday new guidelines for measuring “abnormal discharges of radionuclides in ground water from the subsurface to the unrestricted area at commercial nuclear power plant sites.”

    “The guidelines go into effect immediately.

    “Nuclear: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is drafting new rules for nuclear power reactors that are being decommissioned.

    “The rules will “provide for an efficient decommissioning process” and

    “reduce the need for exemptions from existing regulations.”

    “The public has 90 days to comment.”
    http://thehill.com/regulation/323851-new-regs-for-wednesday-prepaid-cards-nuclear-water


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  • 23skidoo 23skidoo

    Alternative media is quickly replacing the regular stream of FAKE News which has conspired to hide this GIGANTIC ONGOING WORLD NUCLEAR EMERGENCY.
    People everywhere are slowly finding these 'commons' where critical thinking and the exchange of ideas advances uncensored. Enenews has become one of these 'commons' for such an exchange. We find these 'commons' very necessary as they usually provide the general public with truthful and helpful information or more to the point- purposeful acts of kindness.Here is another place in case you missed it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-fbpPkyyiY

    Caravan to Midnight Episode 703 – Steven Kaasgaard
    Thursday March 9th 2017
    In this edition we speak with, Steven Kaasgaard. Kaasgaard, once labeled as a professional protester because of his direct action to close down toxic landfills in the 1980’s, has since shifted his focus to the Fukushima disaster which occurred on March 11, 2011. He tells about major losses of Sturgeon fish, the return of “whooping cough” , a 66% increase in dementia in Canada and more.


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  • 23skidoo 23skidoo

    https://caravantomidnight.com/episode-703-steven-kaasgaard-ali-siadatan/

    https://caravantomidnight.com/steven-kaasgaard/

    Steven Kaasgaard

    I have been sending out a WORLD NUCLEAR EMERGENCY ALERT ABOUT THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER since March 11, 2011. This disaster triggered my long held concerns about nuclear technology and its detrimental impact upon life around the globe. The reaction that it takes to make nuclear happen, splitting the atom in order to boil water – is a silly human trick that happens nowhere else in the universe except here. And now we know why … A dirty source of energy such as coal creates pollution, it is harmful, but nuclear can be the end game for the concept of man surviving on his own in nature, without the aid of technology to make the world hospitable enough for life to go on. The Fukushima disaster has put the concept of man in nature at risk. You can build the best bunker in the universe, but if you can’t grow anything because all of the micro-organisms in the soil are dead, then you are essentially dead.

    I have worked on environmental issues in Ontario, Canada since 1979. In 1983, I worked with friends and relatives to bring people together to form what we believe became the Green Party of Canada. I believe I am the ‘officially unrecognized’ founder of this political party, but have long since parted ways with the party itself. However, I have lived by and remained committed to the founding principles of the Green Party platform,…


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  • 23skidoo 23skidoo

    ctd…
    However, I have lived by and remained committed to the founding principles of the Green Party platform, which included no compromise on nuclear.

    “We don’t inherit the earth from our parents we borrow it from our children.” And “Think globally act locally” sayings that the inspired much of the original Green Party platform.

    In the 1980s I was labelled as a professional protester, because I used direct action to close down a toxic land fill site. These actions had a detrimental effect on my career aspirations. I stood for a worthy cause in order to protect ‘the freshest water in the world’, and made people aware of what was underway.

    In 2006, while trying to stop the advance of urban sprawl I presented a plate with a brick on it along with a knife and a fork to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), which makes all of the significant decisions about development in this province. I was warning them that you can’t eat bricks, and that is all that would be left to eat if they didn’t stop the onward surge of housing developments.

    Southern Ontario is under intense development, and beneath row after endless row of cookie cutter housing developments, sits a large percentage of Canada’s best class 1, 2 and 3 farmlands. I have been fighting the battle against the endless growth agenda since 1979, and it has only become more intense as the decades pass. The town I was born in , but no longer live in, Brampton, Ontario is a perfect example of how destructive the growth…


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  • 23skidoo 23skidoo

    ctd…
    The town I was born in , but no longer live in, Brampton, Ontario is a perfect example of how destructive the growth agenda is, and how this agenda has not only wiped out precious farm land, but changed the cultural and social fabric of the nation forever.

    In 2005, I attended Canada’s Federal Labor Standards Review, as a member of the Collective of the Canadian Working Poor, and spoke about the critical importance of focusing on job creation for all Canadians and not just niche groups of people. More than 11 years later, massive joblessness amongst the Canadian working class is coming to fruition.

    We don’t have a Donald Trump type of politician promising to bring back good jobs to Canada’s working class, and from my perspective the working class is demoralized and increasingly mired in massive mortgages and debt.


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    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      "We don’t have a Donald Trump type of politician promising to bring back good jobs to Canada’s working class, and from my perspective the working class is demoralized and increasingly mired in massive mortgages and debt."

      That says a lot about what's wrong with society, what's a "good" job? Maybe your politicians, that is Fidel Castro's bastard son is better than Trump in the sense that he doesn't promise that sort of bullshit.

      Of course the working class is demoralized, it's been emoralizing (to say the least) institutions.


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      • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

        *Of course the working class is demoralized, it's been supporting demoralizing (to say the least) institutions.

        As usual, excuse my typing mistakes if you would.


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        • Here in eastern Canada no one seems to know about the problem of Fukushima and when the subject is adressed there is a cognitive dissonance taking place to divert the attention on counter information that seem to contredict the assertion of radio active danger. No one seems to change their diet the price tag is what makes them decide to buy a product or not.


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          • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

            It's basically the same here in South Africa.

            Contrary to some belief, industrialization and society has ALSO killed an awful lot of the nature here. I currently live in the most uranium contaminated city in the world.


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          • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

            Btw, did you know that psychological suggestion, like for instance, just a suggestion based on monetary value most significantly influenced a rating or evaluation of a given work.

            In this case, I will cite a study using a painting.

            Basically, an "expert" would tell people how much something is worth, before their evaluation of that painting. People of course, voted it higher based relative to monetary price.

            Basically, there is a lot of value to be found in cheap shit. For instance, oft-demonized plants, herbs, spices etc. vs some of "their" crap.


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        The banana plantation owner took pity on the impoverished natives. 'I vow to create jobs' he promised them. The plan was implemented; by imposing an 'investment surcharge' on the workers income from existing banana harvest, he cleared half the island of native coconut palms, bora and ackee fruit, enabling the cultivation of 4000 more acres of bananas, thus creating more worker positions. There was even enough jobs for imported African laborers.

        The plan was so successful, 75 percent of the Earth’s plant genetic resources are now extinct.


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        • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

          Something about energy harvesting.

          http://www.ivu.org/history/native_americans.html

          33 years I ate meat, basically dropped it overnight, while becoming an alcoholic and eating less in general, supposedly I should've been dead by now.


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        • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

          Btw, you know autochthons are back to (re-)inherit what was stolen from them?


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            yes, the overpopulating natives will reclaim a poisoned earth devoid….as of this moment, over half its life, 75% of its edible genetic diversity, the rest in a downward spiral. They will chant 'we are power, we are spirit'


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            • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

              "…overpopulating natives will reclaim a poisoned earth devoid…"

              Nah, those aren't autochthons. Those'd be invaders. As always, the earth will be fine, as long as there is sun. But perhaps you have a point there, perhaps the sun is to quit.


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            • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

              Anyway, I'm tired now, I'm not gonna bother replying here anymore, it's pointless, polarizing, politicized garbage.

              Maybe one day, some day, someone will figure it out, just take hierarchy, with the 3 defining attributes being control, will and power. Then, turn it upside down. Take care, good luck, blah blah blah.


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                see you soon!

                'the earth will be fine' is a relative assessment. The universe doesnt 'care' if the earth becomes like venus or mars. So, yes, it will be fine. In the meantime, the little bugs will have a royal feast on the carrion. But first, there is still some more stuff, animals and people to be exploited! Good times just ahead!


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              • earthsmith earthsmith

                "The white man, through his insensitivity to the way of Nature, has desecrated the face of Mother Earth. The white man's advanced technological capacity has occurred as a result of his lack of regard for the spiritual path and for the way of all living things. The white man's desire for material possessions and power has blinded him to the pain he has caused Mother Earth by his quest for what he calls natural resources. And the path of the Great Spirit has become difficult to see by almost all men(people). The Great Spirit said not to take from the Earth – not to destroy living things.
                It is said by the Great Spirit that if a gourd of ash is dropped upon the Earth, that many men will die and that the end of his way of life is near at hand. We interpret this as the dropping of atomic bombs….We do not want to see this happen to any place or nation again." from a group of Hopi in a letter to President Nixon
                Nuclear power stations are bombs.


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      • Isthmus

        Mac I got news for you, as soon as the Us recovers from this communist sickness that the Clintons and Obama's brought to us, there will be good jobs again with a new generation that cares more about the future than past generations, your comment clearly was meant to be degrading to this United States, I've had enough of your bar room dribble, you have poisened the air here, and we don"t care much for your pollution, the problem with drinking is that you just don"t grow up .


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Isthmus, ENEnews seems to be a political free for all. Myself, I think mankind should work to get rid of as many jobs as possible. Pooling resources is the way to achieve big projects, but that should be done without imposing usury. Thus many call that communism instead of capitalism. The economic principle of 'profit as much as possible within the Darwinist competition of the marketplace' is arguably what lead to the disuniting of ape-man and mother earth, thus a hope of a new generation that cares more about the future, yet still based in outmoded ideology is improbable.

          How many different ideas are there of a 'correct' world? As many as there are people on earth. All wrong


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          • Isthmus

            Code True, without usury, no more slave masters as they go to their operas and listen to classical music to find relief from what they've done to others. It's what we have done for others including all life forms is what we can take with us, when that day arrives. Too much third world for me to not believe in jobs, just responsibly as in remembering if millions cross our border, each one is going to want car or truck, that is not what sustainable is .


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            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Isthmus, its SO important for the public to understand the rhetoric of jobs creation. Are people afraid there isnt enough work, or that they wont have enough to survive and thrive? At one time the two ideas, work and profit, might have been equatable, but those times are long gone with the industrial revolution. Did you hear about the farmer who only fed his sons if they worked around the farm? Right,…he automated everything and his sons starved to death. Contrary to common thought that either we should not automate or that the sons should get other work, the story illustrates the fallacy of jobs creation.

              Baboons spend four hours a day providing for their needs. Similarly for Lions. Other animals spend long hours foraging, but do they feel it is "work"? Is not ape-man proud of his engineering and intelligence? Is it a physical impossibility to achieve sustenance and joy working only as much…or less than a baboon?

              Jobs creation is rhetoric pure and simple. The farmer who automated should have simply fed his sons if they didnt have work. Their interests and industry would have contributed to the farm, …if not in beautiful architecture, gardens or better automation, then in music…or just enjoying surfing and being vibrant additions to the clan. If the third world, or any world people are 'out of work', its simply because some guy or system has deprived them of the natural ability to thrive on a planet billowing with abundance.


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Trump aftershocks: Debt falls $68 billion since inauguration – WND.com
          http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/trump-aftershocks-economy-rocks/


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

          “…Unemployment Rates Under President Bush (43)
          “The economic instability after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks helped fuel a rise in the unemployment rate. It declined in June 2003 through the summer and fall of 2007 before rising sharply in 2008, peaking at 7.8 percent at the time Bush left office.

          “Unemployment Rates Under President Obama
          “When Obama assumed office, the unemployment rate was still rising sharply. It topped out at 10 percent in October 2009, hovering just below that level for the next year, before beginning a steady decline at the end of 2010 that has persisted into early-2016 and breaking through the 5 percent mark at the beginning of 2016.
          http://historyinpieces.com/research/us-unemployment-rates-president


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

            “…Unemployment Rates Under President Bush (41)
            The first 18 months of Bush’s presidency saw unemployment steady at just over 5 percent. But in July 1990 they began a climb that peaked at 7.8 percent in June 1992.

            "Unemployment Rates Under President Clinton

            “Like Johnson, Clinton was in office during a period when the unemployment rate declined steadily for the duration of his presidency, reflecting a strong economy. It started around 7 percent and ended around 4 percent….”
            http://historyinpieces.com/research/us-unemployment-rates-president


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  • Here in eastern Canada no one seems to know about the problem of Fukushima and when the subject is adressed there is a cognitive dissonance taking place to divert the attention on counter information that seem to contredict the assertion of radio active danger.

    No one seems to change their diet the price tag is what makes them decide to buy a product or not.


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    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      Yeah, kinda like trying to tell people "those "smartphones", you know, they probably mean you're an idiot".

      Some part of that equation has to be the smart part right? And if it's the smartphone, guess what you are?


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  • Chronic1 Chronic1

    Just measured beta and gamma with my Radex on my truck air filter, Im in Denver. I couldn't get a reading above 25 microseiverts per hour. The filter has been in a year. The same with my home air filter. I'm very well versed in aloha vs beta vs internal exposure. Just sharing info, which is hard to come by.


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  • Chronic1 Chronic1

    Lol spell check not aloha. Ha !


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  • Sol Man

    A reminder that anyone can get rad tests done for free on any filter sent in. First you must contact these people to get a verification/order number, then just send your filter in just as they describe.

    Contact: Radtest4U.com

    I am waiting for the results of a room air filter sent in 4 days ago. It may be in my inbox. Will post.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      just be aware that when interpreting the danger, you are likely to underestimate it by 30,000% to 100,000%, as shown by Chernobyl epidemiology. In the case of some hot particles, and depending on the amount of non radioactive dust it is contained in, the error could be 10x the above or more


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  • Jebus Jebus

    This, is the sum of the parts.

    Climate change is making us sick, top U.S. doctors say

    From increases in deadly diseases to choking air pollution and onslaughts of violent weather, man-made climate change is making Americans sicker, according to a report released Wednesday by 11 of the nation's top medical societies.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2017/03/15/climate-change-making-us-sick-top-us-doctors-say/99218946/

    The report.

    https://medsocietiesforclimatehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/medical_alert.pdf

    Some parts are missing…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Former Japanese PM to give talk about Fukushima disaster

    Naoto Kan, former prime minister of Japan, will deliver a public lecture, “The Truth About the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and the Future of Renewable Energy,” Tuesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. in Statler Auditorium.

    When Kan took office in June 2010, he supported the use of nuclear power. His position underwent a radical change, however, after a March 2011 earthquake off Japan’s coast triggered a devastating tsunami.

    http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/03/former-japanese-pm-give-talk-about-fukushima-disaster


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  • Jebus Jebus

    China consumer rights show exposes cracks in Fukushima food ban

    Online stores, importers caught selling products restricted after nuclear disaster

    BEIJING — A state-owned television broadcaster here revealed Wednesday that products are being sold in China against local restrictions on food imports from Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Consumers/China-consumer-rights-show-exposes-cracks-in-Fukushima-food-ban


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  • Didn't Mr. Kan order that salt water not be used as emergency cooling but the actual operator(cant remember his name he died of cancer that mainstream media reported not radiation related don't know how they can figure that out)ignored order and sent salt water to reactors possibly stopping a worst disaster? In that scenario who's in charge?

    Regarding food any tv dinner that says made in usa only means final product prepared in usa and the rice meat whatever could be sourced from anywhere including Japan.

    The banks run the show the politicians collect bribes and threats the mainstream media does what its told and us you and me wait to see if we will get cancer and the 85 richest people in the world have more wealth then the 3.5 billion poorest https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/01/23/the-85-richest-people-in-the-world-have-as-much-wealth-as-the-3-5-billion-poorest/#41fe4cd71753

    Now that's obscene.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Google is actively helping to cover Fukushima in Google Earth Pro…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BvI2Xor6qA


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

    Russia's violation of a nuclear treaty is a direct threat to Europe's security

    Russia has been systematically undermining the security arrangements that peacefully ended the Cold War. This puts Europe in danger
    “The cruise missile system Russia has deployed is particularly dangerous and destabilizing”
    15 March 2017
    “Russia is once again placing Europe in the shadow of a potential nuclear conflict. Last week in testimony before Congress, US military officials confirmed that Russia has taken another step in shredding Europe’s security defenses by covertly deploying a land-based cruise missile capable of targeting the continent with nuclear weapons. Russia’s deployment of this system is in direct violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty – and endangers America’s closest allies….”
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/15/russias-violation-of-a-nuclear-treaty-is-a-direct-threat-to-europes-security


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  • razzz razzz

    Don't remember if someone else posted this link or not but I was glad to read that pathologists do exist to assess fish health and I suppose wildlife in general. Though, fish and wildlife radiation poisoning investigations must be a low priority.

    'American River Nimbus Hatchery Releases 420,000 Steelhead'

    "…Fish health assessments by CDFW [The California Department of Fish and Wildlife] pathologists found the steelhead to be in satisfactory condition and near the average weight for fish their age prior to release. It remains to be seen how the stressors of living in turbid water and enduring some periods of high nitrogen levels will affect the fish.."
    http://calsportsmanmag.com/american-river-nimbus-hatchery-releases-420000-steelhead/


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  • SadieDog

    "Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
    With several cameras to capture each detonation, the tests yielded roughly 10,000 recordings which have since been left to be slowly decay in high-security vaults.
    Now, researchers are working to scan the decomposing films so the footage can be reanalysed and declassified before it’s too late."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4318170/Rare-restored-footage-reveals-nuclear-blasts.html


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

    Janet Yellen Just Put the Fed on a Collision Course with Donald Trump
    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/janet-yellen-just-put-the-fed-on-a-collision-course-with-donald-trump

    The Chair of the Federal Reserve Just Fact-Shamed Donald Trump
    Janet Yellen reveals the president has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to Dodd-Frank.
    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/janet-yellen-just-fact-shamed-donald-trump


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    • DUDe

      The Federal Reserve is also Rotschild..maybe they can annihilate eachother and then the duopoly can be dismissed as a foreign sicko nation strangle tool and new elections can be hold with all party's given same opportunities etc..:)


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  • razzz razzz

    They think there are about 10,000 films of nuke test bomb blasts. They found 6,500 and scanned (preserved) 4,200 films so far.

    'Weapon physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWpqGKUG5yY

    'Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory'
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvGO_dWo8VfcmG166wKRy5z-GlJ_OQND5


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  • razzz razzz

    Seems insane but I guess they have no choice to use the damage spillway. I think the results are going to be the same or worse.

    'Spillway Reopens | Aerial View | Lake Oroville Dam Updates 3-17-17'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA-O485hpgU


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  • razzz razzz

    'North Korea sees a surge in deformed babies and radiation deaths as Kim Jong-un's nuclear bomb tests claim their first lives – his own people
    Published: 07:39 EDT, 3 October 2016'

    "…The defector told the Daily Star: 'Mantapsan mountain is becoming a radioactively contaminated site due to the government's nuclear craze.

    'The people who drink the water are suffering various incurable diseases, foetal deformities and an unusually high death rate.'

    Kathryn Higley, head of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University, said it was 'definitely a possibility' the North's underground tests had irradiated the groundwater…"
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3819547/North-Korea-sees-surge-deformed-babies-radiation-deaths-Kim-Jong-s-nuclear-bomb-tests-claim-lives-people.html


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    • DUDe

      Uninhabitableness of the land is spreading as the cancer it gives and is created by..
      Humans discovered they where alive..became selfaware..and turned in to a planet-cancer , turn all that still lives (survived the millenia physical assault) in to dying of cancer , all livegiving/supporting building blocks of this living (dying of cancer) planet in to cancerous poisson..

      Cancer ! Cancer ! Cancer !


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The Daily Mail parrots the western overlords; "how dangerous our crazy enemies nuclear fallout!" And then the next day "how safe our nuclear fallout!"


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  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Hey guys, let's remind people. Just after the fukushima isaster (end march/early april 2011), this happened. Still trying to sell that shit (I read a new article about that from a month or two ago). They (peer) actually had to get a court order to get the information out. Sorry if I can't link to that currently.

    https://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2013/04/08/white-house-approves-radical-radiation-cleanup-rollback/


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