Nuclear workers dosed with Plutonium during mishap

Published: October 6th, 2011 at 6:41 am ET
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SOURCE: Nuclear inspectors exposed to radiation, Nature.com, October 05, 2011

Today, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that one of its nuclear inspectors had been exposed to radiation during a 4 October inspection of the Belgoprocess nuclear waste facility in Dessel, Belgium.

The inspector, along with an inspector from EURATOM and a Belgoprocess employee, apparently received a dose of radiation after a vial or flask of plutonium accidentally fell on the floor, according to releases from the company and the Belgian Federal Nuclear Control Agency (AFCN). [...]

Published: October 6th, 2011 at 6:41 am ET
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91 comments to Nuclear workers dosed with Plutonium during mishap

  • matina matina

    pass me the milk please…oh s*@t u just knocked down the plutonium vial…..didn’t i tell you to keep the bench tidy?


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  • matina matina

    oh yeah break time…… pass me please the coffee flask…..that tastes funny……Ben you i*%t thats the plutomium flask


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  • Ken31ONCA

    Yeah I heard one of the people who was contaminated worked for UN… That’s too bad maybe he will change his stance on nuclear power but I doubt it, probably had immediate access to iodine pills. Should happen to more pro nuclear corrupt idiots who probably live nowhere near any nuclear power plants and probably receive pay offs for votes for pro nuclear power, look at obama wanting to shut down coal but he loves nuclear power, I think he has some sort of false flag aggenda. Best of luck to us all


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  • matina matina

    I wonder how close this place is to the European Parliament and how accidental it was and how “no” radiation escaped in to the environment…..i have a funny feeling that since Fuku very strange nuke events have been playing out with impossible scenarios…….it’s like a pattern is starting to emerge of: I attack your capital indirectly (Tokyo) then oh, we attack your capital indirectly (Washington) then we attack your capital indirectly (Belgium, EU Parliament)….what do you think?
    P.S. (8 months ago i would think the above statement is whacky)


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @matina

      I have an uneasy feeling about that too.


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        I never woulda thought that either BEFORE or even right after 3/11. NOW I don’t think it’s wacky at all. Our Governments, all over the world, make “conspiracy theorists” out of us. By keeping SILENT, we go down the Rabbit Hole and begin looking for Connections…WE’RE CONNECTING IT TOO.


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        • Whoopie Whoopie

          Edit: By Gov’s keeping silent, NOT US.


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          • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

            Matina! Welcome to the Conspiracy weirdo world!
            Yes! It is Scary to pursue the Evil Truth!
            Dangerous! All the talk about HAARP, underground
            military bases, weather-modification and control
            using Chem-Trails to provide electronic matter for
            manipulation by the Prince of the Powers of the Air,
            another name for the Devil, and it is Who these
            people really work for, whether they Know it or Not.
            If you go to Rense.com right now, their main
            featured graphic near the top of the page is a shot
            of the airline pilots assn. holding individual photos
            of different, obvious CHEMTRAILS…the pilots see them
            and fly through them everyday, so
            from here on out, anybody nay-saying is either
            1. Basically uninformed–we were, or are, all here.
            2. Joe Science Ego Status Quo–Pays the Bills.
            3. Outright Truth Deny-er.
            Bless you Matina!
            Jesus is Lord


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            I put “conspiracy theories” in Google and you wouldn’t believe all the links that came up C.T. PROVED true. We WILL be proved right about this. YESTERDAY’S LINK/CONNECTION to Big Pharma proves what’s happening here.
            http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/news/intrnational/2011/10/04/961.html
            D.C. and Pharma are connected at the HIP.


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        • Anthony Anthony

          How Fukushima Impacted
          The Massive Arctic Ozone Loss
          By Yoiichi Shimatsu
          A Rense Exclusive
          10-3-11

          Here, based simplified, are the chemical reactions in the atmosphere, which explain how the Fukushima disaster impacted the Arctic ozone hole.

          http://rense.com/general94/howfu.htm

          Thanks Elenin.


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    • Rosie

      I am very happy that Tacomagroove has started this new site. I hated it whenever Enenews went down as didn’t know where to turn. It’s surely always good to have an alternative and it’s great that someone cares enough to start a new site. It seems we need all the help we can get. I’m also very interested in Tacomagroove’s opinions as most of them (if not all) turn out to be pretty accurate.


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  • matina matina

    Emmy, why are you redirecting traffic from ENENEWS to your website? Why comment there and not here?
    ENENEWS has been there for us since March, bringing as news in a timely fashion and accommodating everyone’s need! Why abandon ship now? And anyway why are you advertising here on ene don’t you think that it’s more than rude? Admin is more than kind.


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      thought so, too.


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      • Ken31ONCA

        We r in a world that the government gives vaccines that kill to kids, they ship drugs into their own country, and sell guns to others, they don’t have to explain any of it to anyone… Getting a few new people to check out her site isn’t that terrible. The cops in NY are dressing like civilans and beating up protesters, guiding them onto a bridge and then arresting them. I’d be happy to check out both site, there are about 6 I check everyday now and the more sites and info for everyone the better. I try to inform ppl in my hometown about the radioactive particles in the rain and the air, nobody wants to hear about it, so I’m glad for the good sites that there are people with the same opinions for the most part.


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      • Its only a social network. Made specifically for enenews users.

        it is not a news site.

        Main differences.

        Here I have to continuously hop articles to keep up with conversations.

        Had I not logged on again today, I would have missed your comments.

        However there you have IM, Email and hotlinks to all related threads, and sites on fukushima (Including to this site)…

        So its more of a social network and bulletin board “strictly for the enenews community”.

        I am in no way am providing news. ( However I inserted the forum tool for the networks use)… (so you can upload your own articles, questions and insights without detracting from the topics posted here).

        I hope that this community will utilize the site, to keep it up to date. “On their own”…

        It is a free tool that I am offering anyone that chooses to have such a privilege.

        I make neither profit, nor gain by setting it up its free, its there, If you find it useful or even want to admin it. I am ok with that…

        It will either be helpful to this community or of no use at all.
        As I am in no way trying to out-do enenews.

        I simply find it difficult to converse here, without there being any direct communication tool. So I felt I would create that tool. And offer it to the users on this site.

        That way if you want to speak in private, or email a user here, it is only a click away, and you dont have any requirement to post any personal information or clog your inboxes with spam…

        I am not interested in harming this community. I simply felt the tool would be useful in communications between the users here.

        Take it or leave it. :)
        Its there.


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        • Whoopie Whoopie

          GREAT RESPONSE
          GREAT TOOL
          TY TG. :)


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            You know…what you did is exactly what CaptD wants to do to connect HP users. (anti-Nuks) He’s off for 3 weeks but I can’t wait to show him what you did. He might take your idea and connect us Huffers. I truly am no good at doing something like that. but I bet he could do it. Or at least, get ideas off of it and MAKE ONE. Thanks for that explanation TG. Think others will get it? I understood when you put it up it was for ENENEWS USERS.


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            NOW…let’s get back to WORK NEWSERS!
            We’re wasting precious time on this dribble.
            :) :) :) :) :) :)


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        • Ken31ONCA

          I signed up I think its a great idea and service, sometimes it is very hard keeping up with conversations and maybe enenews will make some positive changes to make some of the conversations easier to follow. I will continue to use both site, u also have some great links, prison planet has some great articles backed up by doccuments, most of the stories mainstream media won’t touch. Best of luck with it!


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            One thing about HERE I never know where I should bla, bla, bla. Should it be the CURRENT THREAD, do we take our conversations to the forum or what? I tend to get long winded.


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        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          Hola Taco,
          thanks for making it clearer to me what your site is about… Now that I know, I’ll be happy to join in when ENE is down.

          *peace


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Ouch! That smarts. I don’t mind TG posting it and I’m sure she WONT DO IT FOREVER. She posts a real SHORT LINK (comment) to it. Takes up LITTLE SPACE. Settle down folks. :)


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Like Fukushima Dairy posted yesterday – WE MUST CONNECT, we must RATCHET UP THE PRESSURE. We must join together GET LOUDER and PUSH IT TO THE METAL. All contributions are welcome, all Truthtellers need to CONNECT. ect. Thank you TG. Imo you take nothing from Enenews. In fact, you ADD to it.


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        • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

          Hey Y’all…matina, B&B,…how much success would
          you say you have had in getting folks to read stuff
          on their own? To come here and get info?
          Just so you know, or are now finding out,
          The weirdoes of us are the actual best informed.
          Sorry for all the PC bull which has clouded people’s
          minds and their perceptions.
          You will get a post quietly removed here,at enenews,
          I found out. As said before, granted it
          was Not Pertinent to the Crisis, as some would say,
          those hungry for more TeraBecquerels and Isotopes…
          The Social Realities are thrust upon us, as our
          expected comforts dry up and disappear.
          Let’s support Tacomagroove.
          Not taking anything at all away from enenews.
          I have to admit I’m too poor to patronize anybody’s
          advertisers! I hate being a Looky-Loo, so I don’t go
          wander around in stores, when I’m not buying.
          The Social reality is that only a handful of folks are
          participating here, and, maybe, before they pull
          the Big False-Blame Attack they’ve been planning,
          more readers will swell the Fuku Panic, demanding
          answers, free food, good water, diapers, milk (!!),
          and soothing American Pablum to lull them back
          to sleep. but they are going to get the results of
          the “Political Correctness” which has been allowed
          to Fester and mildew. The Results are growing
          all around us, around You, every reader.
          Who are You going to offer Help in this new crisis?
          Who are you going to Seek Help From?
          What is the Nature of the “Help” You both Have, and NEED?
          Do you think your Clever band of Politically Correct
          “friends” are ready to jump up and offer you
          assistance?…OK, based upon WHAT Social Contract?
          You think I, as a Good-Hearted White Man, who has
          helped people Move their household many times,
          who has made an effort toward social equality,
          Do YOU THINK Your Lesbian-Socialist Man-Haters
          are going to get ANYTHING which you have always
          taken-for-granted from a Fat, Decadent Society?
          This is what we FACE, y’all.
          It’s Get REAL, or Get out of MY CHOW LINE!
          Any who think this is a joke, or an exaggeration,
          has very little life experience beyond Spoiled Rotten.
          I got a bunch of Step-and-Half-Sisters…
          and lived with older cousins in school days…
          You can’t inform me at all about Female Behavior.
          They will Push a convenient Falsehood as long as
          it is convenient, and they can Get Away with It.
          Feminist Movement was Created by CIA
          Look it Up!
          Hard-faced Half-Jewish Gloria Steinem, CIA agent.
          They broke up your families and mine.
          They handed over your Property to divorce lawyers.
          They know how to emotionally manipulate you.
          Now it is REAL TOUGH TIMES.
          Why, I say WHY should I share ANYTHING with you,
          idiot contentious woman?…Go STARVE if you want
          to play your stuoid flucking Witchcraft, exactly what it is.
          NOW…
          When you see a shining star woman, a REAL Leader,
          she needs a MAN, a HUSBAND to actually-verb-
          to “Husband” Her….as in provide support, nurturing,
          protection, sometimes a…


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            Thanks for that Eliene. WE NEED ALL ON BOARD, all spreading the word. TG has provided us a great place to CONNECT. For that, I thank you Tacoma. I’m not going to discuss this anymore. IT’S DISTRACTING and sure makes me wonder if that isn’t the goal. Not MY goal. That is not why I am here.
            OFF TO TWEET NEW NEWS.
            POST NEW NEWS
            And get into a fight with Atoms :) Wanna join me…I’ll be here and HERE
            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/japan-earthquake-2011-gov_n_989682.html


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            @Tacoma…here I am!….small politically correct wave…
            http://boingboing.net/2011/10/04/portrait-of-a-blogger-in-the-1920s.html
            ……and a cyber cup of coffee..Cheers


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            @ Heart. Wow! What a find! Incredible how much they surmised (wrong word?) the FUTURE.


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            This is what I look like ..Whoopie..I’m telling you! lol
            I sketch..so i like the concept of the pencil and paper.


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          • Steven Steven

            @ EV

            Un-bloody-believable.

            You said:

            “You can’t inform me at all about Female Behavior. They will Push a convenient Falsehood as long as it is convenient, and they can Get Away with It.”

            And several female posters (presumably, from their names) replied positively. I have only one question… what sorcery did you employ which allowed you to get away with such a chauvinistic statement? I get burned at the stake for serving my country while you push out garbage like this and they lap it up.

            Something’s definitely not right here, lately.


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          • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

            Truth is Truth, Steven.
            If you and I were there, SARGE,
            I’d be that guy you send into the Machine gun.
            Get it over with.
            Confuse their Ambush with an Instant CHARGE!
            Truth is Truth, and Real Women KNOW what is UP!
            Ok Sarge?
            This here Specialist will tear off his brass,
            and fuckin’ face down in the piss-mud,
            before we Charge….You with your .45 drawn,
            ready to enforce Infantry Discipline.

            Kipling:
            –…and just before ‘e died,
            I ‘ope you liked your Drink,
            says Gunga Din!…


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          • Steven Steven

            LOL EV you sure make a lot of assumptions. Must be very reassuring to know what other people are thinking all the time.

            Anyway, congratulations. The very people here who pride themselves on having seen one reality maybe just got lucky and generally see what they want to see like nearly everyone else? That must be how you get away with stuff like the above, unless they simply don’t read your rambling posts – now there’s an emasculating thought eh?

            Generally I’m very tolerant of other’s views, religious beliefs, politics etc etc. It takes all sorts and life would surely lack colour and vigour without our differences. So I take exception to your posts mainly on the basis of the tone, which I find arrogant and abusive. I don’t see anything in my Bible recommending that approach for dealing with our fellow man, perhaps you have a different version. And then again maybe it’s one of those cultural issues – USA/Australia? We generally don’t go around insulting each other here, more of a ‘hail fellow well met’ sort of place. Is it normal to slag off at people you don’t know over there? If so then no harm done, and blow it out your – ahhh, no I don’t think I can do it. It’s just not in my nature :)


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    • Rosie

      Sorry – posted in wrong place earlier.

      I am very happy that Tacomagroove has started this new site. I hated it whenever Enenews went down as didn’t know where to turn. It’s surely always good to have an alternative and it’s great that someone cares enough to start a new site. It seems we need all the help we can get. I’m also very interested in Tacomagroove’s opinions as most of them (if not all) turn out to be pretty accurate.


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    FUKUSHIMA DAIRY
    What should we do?

    Step One: Build an anti-nuc news network. This should be a blog network to feed news to variety of SNS. I think we better not have our own website to feed news because it will be the target of internet attack.

    Step Two: Connect protests and demonstrations internationally, and provide legal protection for people arrested by “authority”.

    Step Three: Catch the pro nuc monsters and throw them to the people.


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  • matina matina

    WHOOPIE No, I don’t think so. First of all she is “advertising” her business (she is selling stuff over there after all unlike ENE who never took advantage of us) on another persons web site who has kindly supported her. To me its like: I offer you food when you hungry and then you steel from me to open a shop. It is highly ANETHICAL. I thought we are all ethical people here?!!! Is this not what we are doing, critisizing anethical business? AND WHOOPIE, your comment reminds me of someone who sais I only stole a little bit, so it wont matter !
    Well it matters a lot. And lastly, TACOMA IS DOING GREAT HARM BY BREAKING UP THIS COMMUNITY. ONLY UNITED WE CAN FIGHT, WELL SHE IS BREAKING US UP, I WONDER WHY AND WHAT HER TRUE MOTIVES ARE!!!


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Your wrong. Totally imo. Good grief she just OPENED IT A FEW DAYS AGO! You guys are acting strange to me. LETS TAKE A VOTE:
      WHO BELIEVES TG IS OUT TO DISRUPT THIS PLACE?
      I vote NO.
      WHO THINKS OTHERS ARE TRYING TO DISRUPT THIS PLACE?
      I vote “I do”
      Damn…I was even thinking about opening a Blog. Would I post it here for AWHILE? Hell yes I would. Would I get attacked too? Geezus.


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    • no motive.

      I will remove the webstores aswell.
      (which were never even linked).

      Originally I wanted to provide helpful tools to japanese citizens for radiation safety, (geigers, gloves, ect). However, I dont want to frequently update the information as I have no idea how to get the site out to those that need it most in the first place.

      Thats the best part about the forum. to keep updating it to make it a useful tool (for this community).

      That is helpful. Not hindering in my opinion.

      Web store will be offline in 5 min btw.


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    • Rosie

      How ridiculous. It’ll take a lot more than Tacomagroove opening up a new website to destroy the Enenews community.


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  • matina matina

    @Taco “So its more of a social network and bulletin board “strictly for the enenews community”.”

    so, what is ENENEWS then?


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  • a news site. with a comment section.

    It offers no email client. Which is how I typically carry a conversation.

    Here it is often impossible to find out who is requesting your opinions.
    p.s. webstores off line.


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  • tomb1

    Funny thing is that we would have never been told anything of this accident if there hadn’t been an inspector involded.


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  • matina.

    This is only a tool. Many times enenews is doing maintenance. and offline. Users have no social network. If the site went down permanently, I would like another site with outlets to get ahold of other users, which are not directed towards my social bubble (personal pages).

    SO I made a site we can meet on (which is mutual ground).

    I simply felt it was a useful tool for all of us. In respects to networking between users…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I’m glad Tacoma is expanding…perhaps she will reach more people….
    ..and it may prove to provide a place for conversation with her friends.
    Tacoma has given her best here and does not deserve to be rebuked.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Hear Hear HEART!!


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      • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

        Yes…Matina! Hey! You have just opened up new
        knowledge, and it is stressful…
        I hope you can think of Strategy and Tactics, in how folks
        proceed. We have “Petition” people…
        We have monster Heath/Healing posters like anne.
        I hope you can appreciate the idea that Websites
        are being attacked, taken down, and thought-control
        is the norm of our society now.
        We need a site, like Tacoma has built,
        to get HITS on “FUKUSHIMA”….isn’t that right, matina?
        how many folks will know to go to enenews?
        I’ve told people repeated times, people with nuclear
        career experience, who will not go look at anything.
        Some of us have the blessing of being both
        Science and Spiritual. Some of us KNOW things.
        Thanks for seeing the point, we might get shut down here,
        she might get shut-down. The Blue Meanies are
        pushing their mind-control, police-state powers.
        Call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and
        Be Saved! Amen!


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        • Whoopie Whoopie

          Yeah…as we go along here, more and more WILL GET ATTACKED. Our numbers are growing by leaps and bounds and the NRC knows it. Sites will go down, voices stopped. I know it’s coming.
          THE NRC ARE IN PANIC MODE.


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  • Tacoma’s web site is a great backup site after TPTB put ENENEWS into Blackout or Out of Commission

    http://fukushimadaily.webs.com/

    red red wine


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  • dirtybonus meevolmuinotulp

    As you notice, mr inspector, the site looks impecable..
    What’s this (shakes empty bottle)
    Oh probably the cleaner forgot to remo… glinggg!!!

    alpha detected, repeat alpha radiation dectected

    thank you Euratom and Belgoprocess for the free genui pigs to prove that Plutonium IS really harmless.

    No one died on the spot, right?


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  • pure water

    Every step to gain even a small zone on the web, is OK.Though, it seems that we are just a small minority circling between several information palaces, the problem deserves more attention. May be it is the right place and time to give the address of the Italian site on this topic. Their recent information – the incident in France with 500 times more released radiation, than officially said.
    http://forum.crisis.blogosfere.it/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1529&start=350
    This information is at the bottom of the page with a link to the whole article.


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  • Ken31ONCA

    Lots of opinions here today, was just wondering all your opinions on steve jobs death, does anyone else think he was a skumbag slave driver, globalist who was pro killing babies with vaccines, and supported all of this evil stuff for a while. Was also wondering why tepco doesn’t count the workers killed in the explosion as workers dying? They were people too, they died cause these plants aren’t as safe as they say. Anyone else think that’s wrong?


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  • StillJill StillJill

    EXACTLY what I was thinking TC,…wasn’t it 148, or 168? These are men, humans,…MIA. Do you think they are,..A) Enjoying new identities with alias’s, living on the French Riviera? Or,…B) Wearing cement shoes, laying down with the spent fuel rods off the ocean’s ledge? Hummm,…..?????


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Come on TEPCO,….this is a little more than,..”Humm, Think I lost my pencil”.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Or,….perhaps the 148 men are what they are incinerating late at night,….along with the nuclear waste. Think I’m crazy? Well, that aside??? Think I’m suffering from an overactive imagination?


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  • Ken31ONCA

    Well its definately wrong for them to give out new phones to dumbasses and they loose the phone so they track it with gsp dress like cops and search the guys house, who do they think they are now FBI? But sorry to get off topic, its refreshing to hear other opinions on topics nobody else will talk about, I haven’t thought anyone here is crazy in the almost 6 months I’ve been coming on here apart from one or 2 pro nuclear knuckleheads I had a disagreement with.


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  • pure water

    I just hope, they went away – for their own sake. If they refuse to work in this conditions, knowing what is going on, TEPCO can not force them, but will try to prevent them revealing the truth. And this is the optimistic version…


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  • Ken31ONCA

    I’ve been in the situation of working in dangerous jobs and its not good 95 percent of the ppl will take the chance and do it, money makes the world go around appearantly. And the 5 percent usually end up fired or sent down the road. Its a shame a lot of these workers were promised a certain amount of money and a lot of them aren’t even getting half of what they were promised and then they dictate to them they can’t film or talk to media… Its B.S. They should doccument it for everyone to see cause everyone is effected in one way or another. BTW if anyone wants to share twitter names mine is kencampbell66 I don’t use facebook anymore cause they are in bed with the fed.


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    DUH! Nobody told us to put the PU in non-breakable flasks! Geez! Who knew? Or could have guessed?
    I got my advanced degree from NumbSkull U.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    **He also said the danger posed by crippled reactors at Fukushima was “quite moderate”, citing expert studies to determine whether Britons should be evacuated.
    The experts set the worst possible scenario of having all radioactive material at Fukushima released into the air and winds blowing towards the greater Tokyo area, Beddington said.
    “The answer came out… there was absolutely no need (to evacuate nationals),” he said.**

    http://news.yahoo.com/nuclear-power-essential-cut-emissions-uk-expert-193250195.html


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  • hanaloa hanaloa

    Wow, like Steven said, “Un-bloody-believable”…I am also surprised at the lack of response to this offensive rant…Iʻm not sure what to think of the silence, but I can definitely say that this rant is nothing more than hate-speech, not to be confused with free speech!


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