Prison sentences for exposing people to radiation — Many deaths, serious health problems — Prosecutor: They desired to hide the truth from victims and to disguise their mistakes

Published: January 30th, 2013 at 6:09 pm ET
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Title: French doctors and radiologist jailed for radiation overdoses
Source: Telegraph
Date:  30 Jan 2013

Two doctors and a radiologist have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for their role in radiation overdoses that killed at least 12 people in France and left dozens seriously ill.

Overdoses were given to nearly 450 cancer patients at the Jean Monnet hospital in Epinal in northeastern France between 2001 and 2006. It is the most serious incident of its kind France has known.

As a result of the errors, many of the affected patients suffered sexual dysfunction as well as serious digestive and urinary problems. [...]

At least 24 people treated between May 2004 and August 2005 received 20 per cent more radiation than recommended due to a calibration error [...]

Human error also led to 424 other prostate cancer patients being administered with overdoses of between eight and 10 per cent [...]

In his closing remarks, the chief prosecutor delivered a damning indictment of the doctors’ “desire to hide the truth from the victims and their attempts to play down, even disguise their mistakes”. [...]

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Published: January 30th, 2013 at 6:09 pm ET
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23 comments to Prison sentences for exposing people to radiation — Many deaths, serious health problems — Prosecutor: They desired to hide the truth from victims and to disguise their mistakes

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    ok, if it's good for the doctors (goose) isn't it good enough for the ganders (business leaders / politicians)?

    I have been considering how to start a movement to hold those in the know and involved in disinformation accountable criminally for their crimes against humanity. Is anyone aware of an existing movement to expose and prosecute the people responsible?


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      If you're thinking of this for busting politicians, government officials or crony contractors related in any way to the U.S., you may want to reconsider, 16Penny.

      Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the U.S., is the only one allowed to decide what laws need to be obeyed and which crimes require punishment as it pertains to the federal family. He will never yield that authority to any other sovereign nation or to any International Criminal Court. He has already decided that no U.S. government official will ever be prosecuted for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity here. They're legal – or at least not a crime – by anyone in government here. No constitutions or ICC have any bearing here.

      If you try to defy Holder, he'll probably have you killed or imprisoned. If you offer concrete proof that some politician did commit crimes against humanity (the ICC definition) or supported terrorism, Holder will not prosecute them. He will never permit extradition of any Washington insider to the Hauge. Laws are for little people.

      Heaven forbid you pick a target in the Obama Administration. They are seriously paranoid and will destroy anybody that dares blow the whistle on anyone in their camp. They are twice as vindictive as Bush was, if that's even possible.

      Do you have anything against an al Queda politician? They might back you on that.


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      • 16Penny 16Penny

        So true, Guess I should go out camping for a while after that comment. Lay out under the stars and count how many drones go by.

        Been nice knowing all of you.

        Gulp :)


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        • PavewayIII PavewayIII

          You're suggesting a particular course of action that will fail. It will fail because the system your talking about (either the U.S. or the ICC) has already been rigged by people more powerful than you. They rigged it to make you or anyone else that tries to use the system against *them* will fail.

          I don't want you to fail. I don't want you to be a martyr. It would be immoral and the very definition of evil for me to encourage you to chose a path so obviously rigged for failure. Yes, even at the expense of hurting your feelings. Sorry.

          Using their system to prosecute them is one very specific course of action. Don't try THAT is not the same as don't try at all. Stop whining and think of something else that will actually work. I can't think of anything better, maybe you can.


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        • PavewayIII PavewayIII

          The 'whining' remark was uncalled for. I apologize, 16Penny.

          I'll offer something positive here: PattyB (and others here in the past) linked to the Fukushima fallout study from the USGS National Deposition Research Program

          http://bqs.usgs.gov/acidrain/

          This was a short-term study done for a few weeks after Meltdown Monday. This is from their FAQ:

          Why is the USGS measuring this?
          The USGS is the lead federal agency for the monitoring of wet atmospheric deposition (chemical constituents deposited from the atmosphere via rain, sleet, and snow) in the United States. The USGS provides: 1) leadership and participation in the NADP and 2) research and assessment to evaluate the effects of atmospheric deposition on ecosystems. USGS has analytical capability to measure gamma-emitting radioisotopes. The USGS, (as well as many other NADP participating agencies) have conducted numerous other special studies utilizing NADP samples as needs and opportunities have arisen over the past three decades. This latest study is an example of the added-value capabilities that can be derived from long-term, national scale environmental monitoring networks.
          [...]

          It was a demonstration study. They don't have the budget or people to do this long-term, but they should. They already have the sampling network and labs in Colorado. If you have a spare $50 Mil handy, lobby the appropriate dons in the federal family.


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        • PurpleRain PurpleRain

          If you ever do get an answer Penny do let us know what we can do to help, ok.


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  • jec jec

    A friend of my just died from skin cancer caused by the RADIATION treatment. Good news, she survived breast cancer for 5 yrs..was considered cured. Bad NEWS she had a different cancer, very agressive, no one has good survival rates..she make a record of 5 months. Her death was caused by the over radiation on one 25 cent piece of her skin. Criminal..and the people should get more than 18 months..how about two years for each patient they over radiated? And of course PAY all financial needs for those patients, and more.


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    • VanneV anne

      jec, I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been crying for two days straight over my loss. I don't know how I'll every get over it.


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      I'm so sorry for your losses jec & anne…I know exactly what everyone involved has/is going through and I just wanted you to know that I share the pain and deep sense of loss you both feel along with the foreboding sense that our loved ones may be among the first of the list of names of wonderful people whose mere presence made the world a better place before their physical suffering and early departures that hold a very strong chance of being radiation-related from one source or another-probably ALL of them combined with Fukushima and "other" carcinogens on top of that!(?) I'm just numbed by your post jec and had already been scared about the 39 radiation treatments following a "road map" drawn with indelible ink for the radiotherapy machine to follow guided by a CD put in it's computer-drive…what if the same happened to her?!! Plus the regularly scheduled full-body CTscans,MRI's x-ray's,ultrasounds,ECHO/cardiac test,etc.??!! This thread hit me like another bullet,this one through my heart!-I've not gotten used to the Cancer Care Center experiences I've sat next to my wife to support her with and I can't even bring myself to talk about what I saw and heard in the children's hospital…For a long time I hold it in when I have to be strong to talk my wife "off the ledge"~but this thread,my wife's battle & the images of the pediatric oncology wing have hit me in the chest like a sledgehammer while my eyes won't stop tearing & my Thoughts & Prayers go out…


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        • VanneV anne

          TY, Johnny, for your thoughts and prayers, and for expressing your thoughts and feelings. It is so hard to watch the innocent suffer, especially when you know that somehow that suffering could have been avoided in a world where there is no radiation or other toxins. I'm sorry for all the pain you and your wife are going through. AT least you are doing everything you can. I regret all that I might have done in the past and now will never be able to get it right.


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      I am so sorry Jec, anne and Johnny Blade, it is heartbreaking.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    my sympathies to both of you, jec and Anne, for your losses …

    it seems these will pile up going forward …

    nobody really believes in radiation induced sudden death syndrome, except the faithful enenewsers …

    or radiation induced psychosis … which may help to explain Adam Lanza or the Vermont fellow who stabbed the White Mountain School board member to death …

    we don't need proof of these maladies to know we need to outlaw nuclear power soon as possible …

    we might derive strength to fight the nuclearists from these tragedies …

    but more likely the burn-out factor will set in, and good people will retire from the lengthy struggle …

    we must keep our lives full of whatever joy we can, while we fight this unending struggle …

    the meanness of some of the recent posts on other threads should be cautionary … those who don't shill here are on the same Team Anti-nuke …

    it really would be too exhausting for me to fight the fight on other sites where blinded-by-the-money nuclearists start out "anyone else upset that people are using Fukushima to trash nuclear power …" and such shite

    as I said in one of my first posts on this site over a year ago, those of us who spend time here are truly holding the heart space of the planet … for everyone.

    nuclear power is like the original sin … we must struggle to lift the veil of moneyed sycophancy that has made this unholy "industry" possible;

    if we do so, we will have tried;

    peace


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    No one wants nuclear in their backyard because it is so well known that radiation causes sudden death, slow death and every speed of death in between, it is not true that "nobody really believes in radiation induced sudden death syndrome."

    The link between radiation and heart attacks, leukemias, as well as other causes of sudden death has been scientifically proven and well established for decades. The National Academy of Sciences concluded that there is no safe level of radiation.


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  • pure water

    Such "doctors" burned the intestines of my best friend, "curing" her.She died when the reactors in Fukushima went wild. Jec, Johny and Anne, and many other people here, you know what is to suffer for someone…I read your posts and my heart hurts.I am not even able to say I am so sorry. Friends, please think how to make this crazy world habitable after us. Jail for some of the criminals is not the answer. Radiation in today`s volumes is just not bearable. What is the way out of this nightmare? I`ve met a young mother with 2 small children, with a wig and no eyebrows and I am not able to forget her face for months. Before I dig my grave, I`ll dig the way out of this! No nukes, and no poisons!


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  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    My heart hurts for all of you too and …. just wishing that we could make some progress in all of this but fearing the tipping point. Getting angry that the media is no longer the great Fourth Estate that our beginning country counted on as being the fourth leg of the stool or the watchdog that it was supposed to be. I found out recently that a long-ago boyfriend (from when I was just 19 years old) has now undergone his 10th or 11th triple-vein-type blockage surgery… another dear friend is beginning Chemo…and another person just lost their daughter who was unable to eat and being tube-fed. (She was younger then me). …. If it's not radiation now all it seems to be is GMOs.


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  • We Not They Finally

    9/11 and the patriot act and the coverups and the bank crisis dont dare compare the Obama administration to that of Cheney Bush…..


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  • skizexq skizexq

    GOOD GOD, stop Rockefeller's ALLOPATHY!


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Could it be possible that there are simple, cheap or free solutions for serious health problems, having nothing to do with the high profit, high cost medical monopoly?

    Could it be possible that the whole medical industry is hiding that radiation and chemo actually does more harm than good?


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