Foreign reporters find radiation levels over 100 times legal limit off Fukushima — Captain: Radioactive releases “may last until end of the Earth” — “Deep sense of dread set in… Stop, don’t go any closer!” — “World deserves honest assessment of the disaster” — “A worst-case scenario come to life” (VIDEO)

Published: April 2nd, 2014 at 2:10 pm ET
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Arirang News, Mar. 7, 2014 (at 2:00 in): […] exclusive coverage by the Joongang Ilbo on Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The headline reads, “Where Abe Said Contaminated Water Was Contained, Radiation Detector Goes Off “Beep, Beep, Beep.” […] the radiation detector showed a reading that was 110 times higher than the normal rate. Surprising,.. given that this area is within the zone that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had claimed was SAFE from the effects of radiation. Three years since the nuclear disaster,.. and still periodic reports of contaminated water leakage. It’s about time the Japanese government and the rest of world deserve an honest assessment of the disaster.

Korea JoongAng Daily, Mar. 17, 2014: The accident was a worst-case scenario come to life, one that stunned the international community and shed light on the vulnerabilities of the nuclear industry. […] When a team of JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC reporters visited the Fukushima site last month to witness for themselves the state of the plant 36 months later, their boat came just within 100 meters (328 feet) of its port before a deep sense of dread set in. The reporters believed they would be safer from radiation exposure in the open sea […] It is estimated that hundreds of tons of contaminated groundwater spill into the ocean each day. […] The tension was palpable, and the group members immediately put on their anti-radiation suits and masks. […] The upper part of the outer wall that covers the [No. 3] reactor was crumbling […] the team finally worked up enough courage to come closer to the port […] The interval of the beeps rapidly increased when the boat passed alongside one of the levees, signaling danger. “Stop, don’t go any closer!” one of those on board shouted. The detector sounded relentlessly, indicating a radiation level of 21 microsieverts, about 110 times the permissible level of exposure. […] as the team moved another 200 meters east, they could see that the port was not fully closed off, and a 50-meter-wide opening let water freely escape. […] “The ocean in front of the Daiichi power plant was once one of the richest fisheries in Fukushima Prefecture,” [Yoshio Yoshida, the boat’s 61-year-old captain] added, “but we can’t do anything about it because the spillover of groundwater [mixed with the contaminated water] isn’t going to end in a year or two – it may last until the end of the Earth.”

Other recent reports state radiation levels at the plant boundaries are 8 times the limit.

RT News, Mar. 28, 2014: In mid-January, TEPCO warned that nuclear radiation at the boundaries of the damaged power plant had jumped to eight times the government safety guideline.

Watch the Arirang broadcast here (at 2:00 in)

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134 comments to Foreign reporters find radiation levels over 100 times legal limit off Fukushima — Captain: Radioactive releases “may last until end of the Earth” — “Deep sense of dread set in… Stop, don’t go any closer!” — “World deserves honest assessment of the disaster” — “A worst-case scenario come to life” (VIDEO)

  • WesternKyMan

    There is only 2 types of news that come out of Fukushima.

    Bad news and worse news.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      They built a bad news fence, but it is ineffective.

    • Fukushima – 200 MILLION Gallons Of Highly Radioactive Water Are Pouring Into Pacific Per Day, Or More; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/fukushima-200-million-gallons-of-highly.html

    • toughshit

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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        get your language under control, toughshit, or risk being banned. And yes, you've been reported to the site administrators…

        • toughshit

          Sorry you're right. I've just had enough of all of it really. I don't even care anymore.

          • toughshit

            and we do probably all deserve it, don't we?

            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              not for nothing, toughshit, but your actions – out here – are representative of this community. Equally important, this site and its participants are destined to become an important reference for those to come. We're not just 'talking' to one another, but to the future survivors of this nightmare. I'd want them to think we were more than merely self-interested commentators; that we were concerned with their future and not just our own. That said, welcome to the front line, brother…

            • SadieDog

              TS, I loooove profanity, however I do not talk here the way I do in private. That said, if it's used properly, and in context, then say what you feel. 😉

              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                actually, SadieDog, a quick review of posting guidelines (see below) will reveal that the site's administration requires that we remain civil in our presentation. And while I'm not opposed to the use of strong language as means of emphasis, such expletives should be reasonably limited.

                4) Not insulting, rude or hateful

                Always keep in mind, this site's not only referenced by beer-swilling pot-heads who are looking to entertain their buds, but also individuals, who range from being academics to heads of households. None should assume that their personal standards in etiquette are applicable to all…

              • toughshit

                Thank you Sadie 🙂

                • SadieDog

                     “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”
                   Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

                   

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    key words being, SadieDog, "Under certain circumstances,…".

                    • SadieDog

                      The earth is fucking poisoned for 10,000,000 years, radioactive waste is leaking and spreading all over the fucking planet with absolutley NO solution. When exactly is the right circumstance to let it fly? Lighten the fuck up.

                    • SadieDog

                      Yes I realize the irony of my last two sentences. 😉

                • bo bo

                  Hi toughshit
                  Aftershock sounds like this at home
                  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1462555993974959&id=100006617160530&_rdr

                  But he's trying
                  So we should try to be careful too. 🙂

                  enenews has enough problems with evil forces trying to slander us, so we should be very careful and be respectful of what admin has given us and what others have built here.

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    as usual, bo gets it…

                    • bo bo

                      Hehe Aftershock…
                      I spent the past week fuming over some of the negative PR campaign against enenews, as well
                      as worrying about enenews Admin's well being and safety…
                      And shocked at the preposterous level of comment censorship at other sites, especially in Japan..

                      We have to protect these threads.
                      We are extremely fortunate there is minimal censorship here – so we should use it wisely and with gratitude.

                      Welcome, TS
                      If you feel a rant coming on, there is always the Off Topic Forum. We all have our moments.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      with you all the way, bo. Especially your kind thoughts to admin's well being…

                  • toughshit

                    Thanks Bo and Sadie, and aftershock ..I'm well warned and it's well noted, cheers 🙂

                  • SadieDog

                    I disagree. If a person abuses the privilege of being profane… Fine. But I still ask, what reaction to this situation should someone have that is relatively new to some of this information. Everyone should be using more profanity. Who says what words can be spoken dammit!?" Rage! Rage against the dying of the light!"

                    • SadieDog

                      Dylan Thomas-
                      Do not go gentle into that good night,
                      Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
                      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

                      Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
                      Because their words had forked no lightning they
                      Do not go gentle into that good night.

                      Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
                      Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
                      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

                      Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
                      And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
                      Do not go gentle into that good night.

                      Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
                      Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
                      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

                      And you, my father, there on the sad height,
                      Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
                      Do not go gentle into that good night.
                      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

                    • SadieDog

                      Rodney Dangerfield quoting Dylan Thomas…
                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      you're apparently confused, SadieDog. As a member of this site, such privilege is contingent with a good-faith effort to comply with the site's administrative rules. I don't make the rules. However, it is the obligation of each member that we 'politely' instruct others to their existence. So when you inquire to "Who says what words can be spoken…?!", ENENEWS administration does!

                      You can take it as power-tripping, when attention is called to perceived abuses. In reality, it is the obligation of every member of this site that we – all – ensure that ENENEWS remains credible to its visitors. The eventual alternative to blatant abuses is moderation; something that no genuine truther wants…

                    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                      I have nmiits, nuclear military industry induced Tourettes syndrome, the mi is silent, obviously. Do I need a doctor's note? Cause sometimes I just can't help myself. But I've been trying to be good.

            • We Not They Finally

              ts, so easy! Just change your code name for a start. Good God!

                • We Not They Finally

                  Good God — a good proportion of the world is already frightened children without enough to eat. And you're busy slinging around your macho ego? Who needs it?! Does it make you feel like a bigger guy? And then after a while, you have no kindness to offer anyone else because you're the big guy flinging around "S" and "F"?

                  Please think this one through.

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    again, WNTF, thanks for keep'n it real…

                    • We Not They Finally

                      Believe me, I sometimes feel like screaming too. But then I try to remember that it's not just that there is not enough screaming through this disaster — there is also not enough love.

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      hear ya, WNTF. It's like we're bobbing-about in a life boat, attempting to get the attention of distant ships. Once in a while, a passenger gets out of hand, which threatens the stability of our craft. Not that we don't understand, but we can't let the one jeopardize the safety of the others…

                    • bo bo

                      I don't mean this in a snarky way… but I'm often just amazed at the optimism of people who believe they can afford to be negative.

                    • HoTaters HoTaters

                      To WNTF, yes, you're right and thanks for reminding us all. There needs to be more love.

                  • SadieDog

                    There was a time when saying "good god" would get you stoned…Give me a break!

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              No, we don't deserve it.

  • jec jec

    And will anyone take notice..we do..but some government? If I was Korea or China..I would be getting very very worried..and STEP IN.

    • Ontological Ontological

      That would be an open admission something happened.

      • toughshit

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        • toughshit

          Oh and I mean all of us there. Not any particular nation. We're all equally stupid and hopeless.

        • name999 name999

          toughshit, I love your name! I want to open a restaurant called The Good Shit Restaurant.
          But I don't know if shit in the name would put people off. It is so fucking bad what is happening
          that it is good you have your spirituality. But here you will find some like minded people and
          that helps very much. Welcome toughshit.

          • We Not They Finally

            Me, I DON'T love this guy's name and that's not prudery. This is someone who reeks bitterness with who know what else in his life. I feel dumped on. And I'm not hardly some younger person less tarnished by life.

            This planet has become a sad place. But doesn't mean that we have to be continually bathe our own minds and hearts in "s" and "f."

            Take it somewhere. To the toilet maybe.

            • We Not They Finally

              Just imagine some little kid with leukemia in front of you and all you can do is to spew "S" and "F." And you're not even the one who's sick (well, not yet anyway.) And the little kid is probably scared enough. But all you can do is to spew "S" and "F"?

        • Ontological Ontological

          Thanks ADMIN you rule!

  • Ontological Ontological

    "It costs too much." Man am I SICK of that BULLSHIT! After 3 years we still sit on our hands and fill the public full of pure garbage. And for 3 years they have handed more propaganda crap our way. We just sit here like deer in a headlight watching the destruction now right at hand pass by like it is Pooh's lil black rain cloud! Tut Tut looks like a rainout! Now were gonna WIPP it and WIPP it good.

    • toughshit

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    • name999 name999

      the propaganda and falsified journalism does destroy democracy. That is why the media
      used to be regulated, to protect the rights of freedom of speech, pursuit of happiness, justice,
      honesty and community spirit.

      I love that people honor that dream here on Enenews, even if it begins in a desolate mood.

    • We Not They Finally

      We're here in New Mexico and believe me, no one is "WIPPING it good." We were in the relatively tiny anti-WIPP meeting last week which did not even include one young person. And when I said why aren't there a hundred thousand people in the streets protesting to shut WIPP down, they….. listened politely.

      And to call my internal reaction to that "frustrating" barely even begins to describe it. So we could scream and curse and lay our bodies out on the ground and throw a tantrum. But how does that help to enlighten and educate others?

      It's already "the wild west" out there in all kinds of DESTRUCTIVE ways. People need to get a little more creative, and also keep compassion to the fore.

      I don't have the answers. I can just recognize "not that" a mile off.

  • Nick

    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-IAEA-praises-Fukushima-decommissioning-approach-0512134.html

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25211967

    "“Regarding the growing amounts of contaminated water at the site, (Tepco) should […] examine all options for its further management, including the possibility of resuming controlled discharges [into the sea] in compliance with authorized limits,” [emphasis mine].

    In other words, it’s absolutely fine for Tepco – an organization the Japanese government and the country’s new Nuclear Regulatory Authority have been seeking to replace as the overseer of the Fukushima decommissioning process – to dump more radioactive water into the ocean. The IAEA said so. It must be safe.
    "
    http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/accidents-and-incidents/2013-12-shouldnt-care-iaea-praises-fukushima-decommissioning-efforts

    • vital1 vital1

      "to dump more radioactive water into the ocean."

      They have been playing down the effects of Tritium releases into the Pacific Ocean. This old video sheds new light on how hazardous Tritium is to biological systems.

      Extract:

      Dr. Gofman:

      “Many people thinking about Tritium say ‘oh we don’t have to worry about
      tritium; the energy of the radiation is so low that we don’t even need to think about it.’ But that is a cardinal error! It is true that the energy of each beta particle emitted by tritium is very low, BUT there’s another problem. When you have a very low energy beta particle interact with biological tissue to produce the damage to genes, the damage to chromosomes, and the risk of future cancers, the lower the energy of the radiation, the WORSE it is in terms of biological hazards.

      Tritium is FIVE TIMES as hazardous as bomb radiation for the same total amount of energy delivered. And that’s a general law, a rule of physics. I don’t think any person who is reasonable at all can doubt that I have demonstrated THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE because I have shown with a multitude of studies that we get cancers down at the lowest doses. Now that’s been resisted… but the United Nations scientific community in 1993 has come out and joined me in exactly the same kind of analysis. Their conclusion: THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE.”

      Thanks to Mark of Enenews for this transcription.

      Radioactive Berkeley: No Safe Dose

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf4G0NRBfqY

  • Nick

    Then there is the UN
    http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/2013/13-85418_Report_2013_Annex_A.pdf

    Just wear pink and go shopping!

    All is well in Tokyo and the 2020 Olympic efforts go forth!

  • jec jec

    How will the harbor do with a tsunami of 3.3 feet tomorrow? If low tide..fine..if not..thats not just one wave. Is TEPCO ready for this kind of event (sarcasm)?

  • Sol Man

    No telling how much radioactivity was picked up by the Kuroshio Current to the North Pacific and points beyond.
    http://www.seos-project.eu/modules/oceancurrents/images/global_currents.png

    • We Not They Finally

      UNBELIEVABLE link! The people subjected to these tests should vomit, but then no one could analyze their vomit without being poisoned themselves.

      So they run these tests deliberately administering pollutants, then watch their test subjects for diseases unto death itself? Then they say that o.k., maybe the consent forms were "inconsistent"?? But that at least the test subjects were told that the risk of outright death was just slight?

      Yes, completely malevolently insane.

    • name999 name999

      stock, "no one has died from these tests"…insane cycle is right. Wow.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      not really, stock. It's just that many are now waking to the truth, that the bad guys won…

    • zogerke zogerke

      good lordie. i work with graduate students who help me on my projects, from a local engineering school. They research &present on my project, I get admin help and assistance. It is all- what i do- about teaching about OSHA and safety. To work with the graduate students I need to take 6 to 12 hours of on line course work with 12 exams. 0n what you may ask? HUMAN SUBJECT TESTING AND HOW NOT TO DO IT! How not to hurt test subjects. How to disclose all harm. How to communicate. Then it all needs IRB approval too. I cannot even work with a grad student without vowing to NEVER do what the EPA just did. We study the Tuskegee syphilis experiments and much more-we take exams ensuring we will never do anything like that/ I always thought it was really overkill- but I WAS DEAD WRONG. What little smidgeon of integrity i assumed anything had is going out with the radioactive runnoff….JFC.

      • name999 name999

        zogerke, Yes, ethics are central and have been under attack for many years. Yet the practice of human and also animal experimentation is a big corporate money maker. Huge import and murder of
        monkeys…as one example.

      • We Not They Finally

        zogerke, thanks for your good work. Wondering what CAN be done. My own spirit sunk several notches just seeing Gina McCarthy appointed to head the EPA — she got there out of being the queen of radiation monitoring — meaning turning radiation monitors OFF. And then raising so-called "safe" levels of radioactivity to mega-lethal.

        Let's just not let the falling apart of public and scientific ethics change US. Keep on doing what you are doing.

        WHATEVER happens, it is still better to never be complicit and never be complacent.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Good for you, zogerke. Glad someone with high personal ethical standards is teaching grad students out there.

        • zogerke zogerke

          thanks Name, HT, WNTF.

          My reach is small small small. Small grant, small organization. Only a few masters students helping me each year- from three diff places, undergrad and grad….and i teach a tiny bit in a local HS too, lots of local places. Teach folks how to stay safe while using street smarts to safeguard thr jobs…..how to CHOOSE to SEE HAZARDS to SELF PROTECT. Eventually all curricula will be on line/ open to use under creative commons license….I write a HUGE amount of curricula in a low literacy format. At a point in my career where I want to DOWNLOAD for the net generation. Don't get paid alot AND love my work and that is OK for now. I will have to take my IRB recertification again next year in order to work with grad students, and will approach the training with really different perspective based on this EPA nonsense….

  • We Are All Nuclear Industry Radiation Exposure Test Subjects And Downwinders; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html

    • SadieDog

      … workers removed tons of surface soil, grasses, and plants that had been contaminated with airborne radioactivity released by the nuclear plant during the partial meltdowns and explosions. That material was packed in plastic sacks and sent to storage facilities for containment while its radioactivity decays. Additionally, the crews hosed down the exteriors of buildings and other areas where people might have contact with such contamination. Typically, such operations could reduce radiation exposure levels by 10 to 100 times…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Quote:
    Captain: Radioactive releases “may last until end of the Earth”

    It's more like >> Constant Radioactive Releases can put an End to People and Everything on the Earth.

    • Sol Man

      Sadly, the operative word that your used there, "can," must be changed to "will."

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi Sol Man

      You are so right if this keeps going as it is, and it probably will. I know the odds are against us.
      Unless if there is another type of disaster that happens first, which easily could happen.

      Even though I know there is no fix, there is a part of me that hopes that some genius will fix this. I still want my glass somewhat, a tad full.

      Yes I am still hopeful in a world that has been and continue to be radiated. I know we cannot coexist or fight radiation.

      At this rate, how long will it take before we are down to the count from this. Maybe we'll have 3..5..25..100 years, or more, I don't know, it's not my call.

      As long as I am here, I'm not going to worry. I will fight to keep some hope in whatever happens. These Evil machines have taken away too much already, it's not going to take that away also.

      So, try to smile a little at me when I don't use words like "will", as it's just my tad of hope working in this mess.

      Thank You

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSlZwcBK96Q
    The Old Man in the Cave twilight zone.
    must watch a few times to catch the obvious overtones of the difference between clean food and death.
    called the local dairy today, nothing to report, excuses and promises.
    there will be a time soon where eating a non waste specimen will mean as much as drawing a non nuclear breath.

    the tritium ,,ahh the tritium, where art thou not?
    this sucks.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    WHAT NUCLEAR DOES . . .

    Trashing planet earth, everyday, non-stop, 24/7.

  • McJillin McJillin

    Hi ENE news reporters, and thanks for keeping me sane. I saw that episode of Twilight Zone last season, Already Considered. Those old shows were top notch. They were deep and had a message. Just got a cast off my right hand, so am now again able to type, but have been reading and trying to keep informed. My boyfriend and I went to the 3 year anniversary demonstration at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco. Only about 50 people there, but did have police escort, which surprised me. In comparison there were about 500 people at the 10-19-13 Fukushima is Here, on the beach rally. My boyfriend is working at a local College radio station and is able to play some Japanese music and make some announcements, too. He has played the song by the "Frying Dutchman" and described what the song was about, as it's in Japanese. It is a heartbreaking video to watch. I don't have the link right now, but it's very good, if you happen to find it.

  • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

    Poisonous radiation levels in supermarket sushi seaweed and kelp needs to be brought to the attention of the officials and their superiors who stopped testing in 2012, particularly if and when such tests are credible and repeatable.

    Most of these "scientists" and "officials" not doing their testing jobs while on the government dole weren't just stopped from testing, they enthusiastically consented with not testing because they were sold on the false idea that the public might overreact to even slight increases in radiation levels. That's the false propaganda meme that needs to be refuted with evidence of appropriate, civil public action responding to irrefutable evidence of unsafe levels of radiation in foods these people are paid to protect.

    Barring that, even the most Machiavellian civil servant might break ranks if his or her future TSP/pension bailout depended on it.

  • rogerthat

    … not to mention the water supply. the rivers, the dams, the catchment areas. that's what happens when it rains, the radiation falls out of the sky. keep an umbrella handy.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Japan really does need to close off that harbor. Locks are a minimum. Also, build a second harbor outside the first one, as some ENEnewsers urge.

    Mostly, what is needed is an effective underground impermeable wall to divert groundwater around the site before it is contaminated by the 3 missing cores in the ground.

    Where is the damn corium, eh, TEPCO? 😉

    Japan must resolve the contaminated water issue. And by "resolve", I do NOT mean by dumping the water into the ocean.

    Welcome to ENEnews toughshit. Hope you get over your rough start. (So much time was wasted in this thread by this clearly Off Topic discussion that I quit reading it.) Play nicely together, boys and girls. No need to throw profanity around. Also, please stay on topic. 😉

  • Nick

    By now, it is clear that we have a fiasco on our hands.

    The moment #1 and #3 blew up, it was game over. No clever breakwater, ice wall, filtration system, zeolite regimen, potassium iodide pill, surgery, bio-remediation of soils and forests and waters, etc., can erase or ease the radioactive burden on our biosphere.

    The extent of the global nuclear cabal's attempts at obfuscating the truth in their attempts to placate the masses is enough information for us all to realize how DIRE the situation is.

    What is unfathomable is the idea that HIDING the truth is more important than TELLING the truth, that the worldwide construction of new nuclear facilities MUST go on as planned.

    I blame a small part of this horror on the folks who focused on CARBON as being the enemy, completely ignoring the contributions to ecosystematic decline that all things nuclear hath wrought.

    These reporters may suffer radiation's ugly side in time, but their attempts to open other's eyes is heroic.

  • ftlt

    Which legal limit – the old one or new one or the one on the way?

  • McJillin McJillin

    Oh Thank you for the well wishes, bo, and to HoTaters, mungo, and Obewan for your replies, too. Yes, the song by Frying Dutchman is "Human Error." Thanks, too, for the link to that other video by Ranking Taxi & Dub Ainu Band. That would be great viewing for all small children. It would keep their attention and, at the same time, teach them. I grew up during the 60's with the "duck and cover" routine during elementary school, so was always frightened of nuclear. We were taught that it would most likely kill us. Grant you, "they" were referring to the bomb, but to me this is, basically, the same deal. Yea, I expected hundreds of people to be at the Japanese Consulate on the three year anniversary of Fuku, since there was a good turn out at the "Fukushima is Here" gathering. Here we are on the West Coast of California, too. It's really surprising to me. That's why I come here to ENE news. By the way, hope the Admin. is doing better, too. You are all Heros in my Book.

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