TV: “Astronomical amounts of radiation” found in downtown Tokyo… Directly outside gov’t building — ‘Horrific’ readings where kids playing in Fukushima, ‘extreme’ levels found where food is grown for elementary school lunches — Nuclear expert shocked, upset by discovery (VIDEO)

Published: August 22nd, 2016 at 12:10 pm ET


CCTV (Channel 17 in Burlington, Vermont), published Jun 20, 2016 (emphasis added):

  • Margaret Harrington, host: I know you mentioned Arnie Gundersen, the chief engineer at Fairewinds, and he said that he measured the radiation there, too. Could you talk about that a little bit?
  • Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education founder and CEO: He’s working with some other scientists who are studying — both Japanese scientists, the samples that they took, and the US scientists who are evaluating the samples — and they’re finding astronomical amounts of radiation, even in downtown Tokyo outside of METI’s door. METI is the regulatory agency over nuclear power… When he and others were downtown in Tokyo, they took samples right there in a garden right outside the door and on the front doormat, and these are really, really high samples. Frightening, because people walking in Tokyo will then be inhaling that dust. What was the film we saw from Japan that had the mothers who were in an area where kids play and run from middle school?
  • Caroline Phillips, Fairewinds Energy Education: It’s a fantastic video… it’s a mothers organization, they live in the Fukushima Prefecture and they’re actually using Geiger counters that have been issued by the government. They’re walking along the river [in Fukushima City.]
  • Maggie Gundersen: What’s so tragic about it – kids are running along dirt paths doing gym class and track and things like that and the mothers are right down in areas that are not posted and the kids can go after school and play, and people do nature hikes and stuff. And the radiation readings are horrific.

Gendai Business Online (article in Japanese here), Jun 14, 2016: [J]ust before the 5th anniversary of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, a group of young girls in the city of Minami-Soma rode their bikes to school past a shocked and saddened pedestrian. That upset observer was Arnie Gundersen, nuclear reactor expert… “What surprised me at this visit to Japan… is that the decontaminated area is contaminated again,” Mr. Gundersen said while explaining why it was such as sad shock to witness the girls on their bicycles. “This was not what I had expected. I had thought that we would not find such high doses of radiation in the decontaminated area. But, sadly, our results prove otherwise.”… Gundersen collected samples of dust [though] the official data cannot be released before the publication of formal scientific papers, it is evident that high doses of radiation, usually found in nuclear waste, was detected from these samples. “This means that highly radioactive dust is flying around the city. In other words, the decontaminated land is contaminated again. Little girls are affected by the radiation 20 times as much as adult men. The Japanese government’s standard of 20 mSv is based on exposure assessments for adult men. The girls on their bicycles are actually being affected by a radiation dose equivalent to as much as 400 mSv.” Mr. Gundersen also pointed out that human lungs are heavily affected by internal exposures to radiation. “At this visit, I wore a radiation proof mask that can filter out 99.98% of radiation for six hours. I sent my filter to the lab, and they found a high dose of Cesium. But, unfortunately, the Japanese government only cares about the number on a Geiger counter and does not consider the internal exposure. This has resulted in a hazardous downplay of this kind of data and human lungs are affected by the serious internal exposure.”… [T]he radiation from the mountains are coming back to the city by way of wind and rain. Mr. Gundersen noted the extreme radioactive contamination of the mountains… vegetables grown in that area exceed the government’s standard by 1500 Bq. These vegetables were sold at the MichinoEki in Tochigi prefecture, and the bamboo shoot grown in this contaminated region was used for elementary school lunches in Utsunomiya. These school lunches contained more than twice as much radiation as the government’s standard… However, the government continues to push for the end of people’s relocation and force the return to recontaminated areas… Mr. Gundersen also found that Tokyo remains contaminated. He measured dust… and found a high dose of radiation. That dust is in the air that will be inhaled by the visitors and athletes of the 2020 Olympic Games. Needless to say, the current residents are inhaling it every day…

Watch the CCTV Channel 17 interview here

Published: August 22nd, 2016 at 12:10 pm ET


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    • GOM GOM

      Excellent. I have been recently studying the Geological considerrations of the Sendai quake 78'. The NPP came 18 months after. Too tired to post it yesterday.

      Briefly, what I found was quite extensive damage not only 'topside', but the stratification underneath. Sendai lost power capability. Indefinitely. Hence the move to nuclear..

      Restart of Sendai 1 Aug, 11, 2015

      Remember the recent post concerning major flooding there. They have built a wall..

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Lionrock, which has taken a boomerang-like route away from Japan and back again, has weakened somewhat to a "strong" typhoon, but is expected to maintain much of its current intensity when it makes landfall late Tuesday. The storm prompted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cut short a trip to Kenya, where he had been leading a conference on African development, Kyodo News said. Abe is set to return to Tokyo’s Haneda airport shortly before midnight Monday."

    Just what was he doing in Africa? Selling nuclear reactors, buying yellowcake… I don't know. Selling Fukushima flounder and eel, maybe. Magic radiation fence exports.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I dont know who is from Hawaii, but from that wind map above, two of them swirly's are headed your way…

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    This will be a great opportunity for a "ditch" to have high levels of radiation pour out into the ocean and it can be considered an "event" as if it is much worse than the actual continuous gushing of tons and tons of highly radioactive water hasn't been happening and isn't noteworthy! It seems when things like this happen big releases happen and downwind someone is going to get dosed heavy or the rain will be really hot for a week or a month, whatever! I want the satellite images of the radiation present in the air(and ground) as observed from space in real time right now! Please???

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    This link is a good way to visualize heat rising off of the wreck when its cranking out the heat (or maybe just when weather patterns are favorable to show it) you can look at upper layers and see clearly the air is rising in that spot or drifting away in the direction of the wind. This may be a good early warning when a lot of heat is being produced the particles are belching into the air.

  • Dogs can never be sarcastic, I kind of knew that, but can make that statement tonight. Just saying.

    But the 3 pound insane hairless monkey brain….hmmm huma

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    65 knots sustained 74 mph

    95 knot gusts 109 mph

    Not really so bad. Wade Allison puts out more destructive wind

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Looks like Fuku only hit 50 mph and landfall will be north a few miles. It's good. We got lucky

    A good wake up call for the bean counters

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Had the typhoon been stronger, and nuclear plants in Northern Japan been operating, it could be worse.

    Rokkasho Kakunenryō Saishori Shisetsu nuclear reprocessing?


    Higashidōri Nuclear Power Plant



  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Typhoon Lionrock just disappeared off the face of the planet. I guess the mountains finished it off.


    Melted Earth

    Dosimeter beeps measuring the level of radiation, started coming faster. We followed his orders not to breathe through our mouths without face masks or pick up any of the obsidian-looking rocks. "Melted earth," he said.

    The Polygon..would become the world's largest nuclear testing grounds.



    Degelen Mountain – Hot as Hell

    Why were head honchos from Los Alamos in a mountain, in Kazakhstan? Why digging, tunneling, testing & storing, of course. This can't be the only mountain.


    Great photos. Note the tiny door.

    • GOM GOM

      Code made a comment, and calculation, regarding nuke waste in Kazakhstan stating x amount of Pyramid size waste in question. This was said about an author's article. Posts are above.

      I got to thinking, what if mega amounts of nuke crap is being hidden in mountains? How about the US?

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        at $4000. per gram there was nearly 800 million dollars worth of plutonium bundled away in that mountain. Its no wonder they got a contract of 150 million to retrieve it before the mafia put it on the black market. But that hypothetical scenario aside, the article was a pretty amazing job or reporting. How could they even get all that top secret info?


    Seriously, WTF is THIS?

    Some 200,000 villagers essentially became human guinea pigs, as scientists explored the potential and dangers of nuclear weapons.

    *Residents were reportedly ordered to step outside their homes during test blasts so that they could later be examined as part of studies on the effects of radiation.

    Soil, water, and air remain highly irradiated in the fallout area.

    One in every 20 children in the area is born with serious deformities.

    Slow Death In Kazakhstan's Land Of Nuclear Tests

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      all nuke scientists are cloned from Mengele, Im sure of it

    • Marcie

      This is so sick. These "scientists" are monsters, murderers actually. If they want to know the effects of radiation, they should volunteer to be the lab rats. Nobody would miss them.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I am proud that I am poor and don't fit in with "the right people" quite often.

      Just fight with boredom and jealousy of their toys.

    • HoTaters HoTaters


      Life in the Kazakhstan Polygon testing area.

      Heartbreaking human rights violations

      More on the Polygon

      "They would wait until the winds were blowing toward these villages … then drop the bombs."


      And for what? For this? Imagine the Russian people under the same circumstances.

      How heartbreaking. Such a waste. Will it come to this?

      We've really been dumbed down since 1983, haven't we?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        One can skip the first 20 minutes or so. It doesn't get going (3rd link down, above), until after minute 20, 25, or so.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          We are Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Polygon experiment, the Japanese fishermen in the Marshall Islands, the Marshall Islanders. The Native Americans.

          Naked, wretched, blind, and burned.

          Today civilians in many "modern" countries with the so-called "nuclear deterrent" don't even have access to civil defense shelters.

          Worse than Mengele. It's despicably insane.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            We are the nuclear accident waiting to happen.

            I'm so ashamed, I just don't have the words.

            How could things have come to such a pass?

          • GOM GOM


            "Naked, wretched, blind, and burned"..

            We, as a whole, are worth nothing..

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Yes, once the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were dropped, the value of human life, life on earth, was devalued. Now we are just called, "collateral damage."

              That actually occurred at the inception of the Manhattan Project, and whatever insane nuclear plans were hatched in the 1930's and/or 1940's. Utterly insano-braino stuff. Insane on steroids.

              Just wanted to make the point what harms one person, is so utterly immoral, harms us all. This could happen to ALL of us. And we're perilously close to having it happen. Have been for many decades.

              Now it seems most of us are just "comfortably numb."

              Would you please contact me off-list? Would like to discuss your research.


              Sometimes takes me awhile to get back to people from there. But I'll be looking for an e-mail from you. Hope we can chat ….

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                I would add that no person or other animal is free even now of the effects of nuclear fallout. Science now recognizes that even low amounts of fallout poison causes 'systemic morbidity'. For years they thought it was just a roll of the dice if you got cancer, the 'stochastic' model. Some fools still believe that. The earth has become a global sick zone punctuated by exclusion zones and yet the people are blind to this reality, even as their loved ones die of cancer and heart disease, caused to one degree or the other, by fallout

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          John Lithgow starring in the 1983 movie, "Third Cinder from the Sun."

          Sorry, dark humor.


    Code-named the 57 Project. "Area 31"

    Explosive. Thank-you Annie Jacobsen, investigative journalist, & kudos on your book. You are hereby inducted into the ENE News Hall of Fame. Well, we don't have one..but still.

    The Pentagon wanted to make less severe by testing the nightmare scenario first. To do this in a controlled environment, away from the urban masses, in total secrecy.

    As far as specifics were concerned, there was an apocalyptic prerequisite the likes of which no government had ever dealt with before. Weapons testers needed “a site that could be relinquished for 20,000 years.

    . At the time, scientists had no idea what accidental plutonium dispersal in open air would do to beings and things in the element’s path.

    I feel sick..literally. See you guys later.

  • demise demise

    I wonder how bad does it have to get to relocate the 2020 Olympics away from a poisoned Tokyo? People dropping dead in the streets? Everything is currently stonewalled 'legally'. A deeply corrupted Japanese and US government will do everything they can to keep the damage hidden and the drones will continue to pay taxes to the crooks, uninterrupted. Follow the money to the global corporations and Wall Street fat cat players who make the big money with these events.

  • Sick of the trolls? Joust with me at this pro nuke article

    —————————-You did not read my comment, or you refuse to address the issue of cost.

    They shut down Kewaunee selling at 14 cents. Nuclear gets around 5 cents per kWH subsidies.

    Solar on PV farms has contracts to supply at 4 cents and less now.

    Danger is NOT to the workers, it is to the public and the environment. All plants leak, they submit an annual report on how much. Then the occasional sacrifice zone created by accidents, which by the way, are always covered up until they have to fess up.

    Bomb radiation presents mostly a one time attack, in which much of the fission fraction is very short lived I-131, half life of 8 days. Incidentally, the Japanese got off "easy" because the I-131 goes to the thyroid like a magnet and does it most harm there, however since the Japanese eat lots of kelp and are therefore fully loaded in iodine, they didn't absorb much of the radioactive stuff.

    Chernobyl is not thriving. There is wildlife because there are few people, Cesium in the environment has remarkably not gone down even though half life says it should. Insects and Fungi and decomposition of stuff is just not present, not working the way they should. Wolves are much smaller than their healthy…

  • FXofTruth

    The clock is ticking down….

  • loveall

    Great post Stock! I joust pronuke trolls a lot. On different venues, at a more local level. I appreciate your work.


    Mushroom Clouds in Mississippi: the Little-Known History of Nuclear Testing in the American South

    An area five miles downwind and two miles upwind from the test site was evacuated. Inconvenienced residents were paid $10 per adult and $5 per child for their trouble, and many came back to find collapsed shelves in their kitchens, cracks in their ceilings, and wells that had gone dry. People a few miles from the site who weren't evacuated said that they felt three separate shocks, during which the soil rose and fell like ocean waves.

    In Hattiesburg, thirty miles away, tall buildings swayed for several minutes, and people noticed rivers and streams running black from churned-up silt.

    Three months later, the air in the hole it made was still four hundred degrees.

    Article. Video narration: William Shatner


    19,000 in the shadow of the mushroom cloud, how that radiation might have seeped into the rainwater, the soil, the vegetation, the blood, the bone.

    No one thought fresh milk might be poison.

    “People down here started to get sick, started to die at alarming rates"

    Trinity: The Tularosa Basin

    Story & update


    The Great Hiroshima Cover-up: How the US hid shocking footage for decades.

    For decades afterward, the United States engaged in the airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. This included vivid color footage shot by U.S. military crews and black-and-white Japanese newsreel film.

    The color US military footage would remain hidden until the early 1980s, and has never been fully aired.

    Our nuclear entrapment continues to this day—you might call it “From Hiroshima to Fukushima.”

    *Color video. Graphic content.

  • Jebus Jebus

    "From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan's Atomic Tragedies." By Amy Goodman – August 10, 2011

    Now 82, Sumiteru Taniguchi is director of the Nagasaki Council of A-Bomb Sufferers. Mitchell found recent comments from Taniguchi in a Japanese newspaper linking the atomic bombing to the Fukushima disaster:

    “Nuclear power and mankind cannot coexist. We survivors of the atomic bomb have said this all along. And yet, the use of nuclear power was camouflaged as ‘peaceful’ and continued to progress. You never know when there’s going to be a natural disaster. You can never say that there will never be a nuclear accident.”

    In a poignant fusion of the old and new disasters, we should listen to the surviving victims of both.

  • Dazy Dazy

    So what do we do now? We are all contaminated. The island of Japan, can it be contained? If it can't then screw it, we just live life to the fullest, but…if it can?

    If it can then we accept the Japanese public where are able; across the world. We are able, we absolutely are able. The United States has plenty of buildings available …. if only the religious will let go hold of property and do what their precepts demand: to take care of other people.

    Bury the fuku, if it's possible. Save the planet. Save the humans. Save the animals. Save the neutrons. Save the world.

    • Jebus Jebus

      Many toxic rivers flow to the sea.

      One that needs urget attention is Fukushima.

      What about the other toxic rivers.

      And the 400+ point sources of risk accepted.

      To become toxic rivers more, maybe, maybe not.

      Save WHO? The neutrons?

      • Dazy Dazy

        I am the below that reflects above. I personally do not desire to be contaminated. Save me.

        • Jebus Jebus

          Sadly, I believe many will be phrasing that, no mattter which doctor…

          The epic human fail is sobering… 😐

          At what point does the natural system fail?

          • Dazy Dazy

            But what do we do? There cannot be no hope. Covered gardening, solar efforts, all the things that Jacque Fresco saw in us and what we can accomplish together…

            We have to pull together. Speak with our dollars, it's the only voice we have.

            Save the whales, save the dolphins, save the humans. We can do this if only…if only…

            Who among us hasn't had the experience of looking behind us when we stand up and everyone else takes a cowards step backwards?…it's discouraging, do it anyways, step forwards.

  • Dazy Dazy

    Someone suggested that we should consider the sick from Japan and their radiation contamination in our neighborhoods and "NIMBY" but I say in response: do we consider all the poor souls that have been radioactively contaminated via cancer "treatment" to be pariahs in our neighborhood? Those sickened by radiation contamination and then relocated should be treated with the same compassion by the public as cancer radiation victims. How are they different?

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Letter was delivered with a map instead of an address×686.jpg

    I should smear some fecal matter on an envelope and se if it get to TEPCO. Oh, I guess that would bee illegal. mad world

  • Keyhole Keyhole

    Government targets lifting Fukushima no-go zone evacuation order by end of fiscal 2021

    How is the story above possible? Does anyone remember the quote below?

    "The entirety of Fukushima prefecture has been contaminated to where all of it must be declared a radioactivity management area."

    If that's already the case, and things are getting worse everyday, how can the no-go zone evacuation order ever be lifted? Shouldn't the no-go zone just get bigger, not smaller?

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      corrupt, ignorant, heartless leaders are the rule, not the exception. The public is to blame for enabling them

      • GOM GOM

        Egypt says secret nuclear test by Israel & US caused 2004 quake/tsunami in Indonesia

        The Egyptian weekly magazine Al-Osboa claimed the earthquake that triggered the tsunami “was possibly” caused by an Indian nuclear experiment in which “Israeli and American nuclear experts participated”.

        An Australian researcher, Joe Vialls, in his article “Did New York Orchestrate The Asian Tsunami?” analyses how easy it would be to deliver “a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon to the bottom of the Sumatran Trench, and then detonate it with awesome effect.”

        Joe Vialls died July 17, 2005, Perth, Australia. His last article was on mind control.


      • I wouldn't say they enable them, the public is wasting their time studying a football game and how far the QB threw for the day. Or how to put a hat on your cat and other pathetic crap that has little to do with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

        Next time you see people talking about a football game that produces nothing but talk and lots of money for the participants, think about how we got into the nuclear business in the first place. We're big, we're bad, we are NOT paying attention to real things when we focus on studying fairy tale BS.

        A QB's arm does nothing for the real world, sports does nothing to produce clean food or stop the complete destruction of our environment, it's just a distraction. These distractions keep people from studying and knowing about the REAL LOSING GAMES going on every day that make some sociopath rich and kill our children and grandparents in mass!!!!

        Study the truth, the truth will set us truly free.

    • GOM GOM


      We grew up, at least I did, scared to death of being nuked by our 'mortal enemy' Russia. Better get under the desk..
      All the while the good old fcking USA was nuking everything and everybody. Then came the term China Syndrome. We were terrified of a nuclear accident that would 'melt to China'. This one 'melt' was deemed an Earth ending event.

      Now, with the actual scenario taking place, the 'terror' has been replaced with:

      ..avoid, be oblivious to, blink, brush off, bury one's head in sand, cold-shoulder, discount, disdain, evade, fail, forget, let it go, look the other way, neglect, omit, overlook, overpass, pass over, pay no attention to, pay no mind, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, shut eyes to, slight, take no notice, tune out, turn back on, turn blind eye, turn deaf ear, wink

      • Ain't it so GOM!!! Maybe if we can "kick up enough stink" we can we can stop corporations from charging $600 for a 10 dollar lifesaving item?

        I'd like to think it's working, but has not fully worked yet.

      • theworldisalie theworldisalie

        Exactly… I try to break down fuku for my fellow youngins to understand. I tell them that the accident was one of only horror movies before, now reality. They still don't get it.

      • Keyhole Keyhole


        You just described how the world is controlled with propaganda. But, it's propaganda disguised as education. Getting under the desk? It's fascinating if you look at from the angle that what that was about was mind control, not anything educational (in the true sense of the word).

        "All the while the good old fcking USA was nuking everything and everybody."

        The truth can't be told or the whole house of cards would come down. In the same vein, I wonder what's really happening at Fukushima Daiichi. I've read speculation that it's already abandoned. Considering the extent and nature of TEPCO's lying, anything could be going on. In their typical style, they'll wait until after the 2020 Olympics to tell everyone that the site's been abandoned for years.

        The state of apathy that's being pushed on the world is incredible. It's exactly as you described it. Ignore things and they'll go away. It's like children who think you can't see them if they can't see you. Cover your eyes, and everything goes away.

        The world isn't just going crazy, it's becoming infantile.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I sense political gain ..maybe not.

    Former senator pledges to support vets in Fukushima lawsuit
    Aug 31 2016


    Review the Dalton minimum, along with the "year without a summer" and then review the timing of desperate times for the owners of Georgetown University.

    Now review the timing of politically correct atonement, as the Obamas (poor things) wake up in a house built by slaves everyday.


    How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test

    Super cool 4 minute video.

    *why would this vid have over a million views? hmm…

  • Earth just had a 'close shave' with a 180ft asteroid – and no one saw it coming
    Just a quick post, I will update later after I get my day going. Keep in mind, this happened last
    weekend, and we are hearing about it on Thursday.

    Those $cientists must be embarrassed and were trying to cover up, but an insider was going to blow the whistle, so they released the information.



    Once you closely examine the statistics of the Bali bomb blast, you realize…a nuclear warhead


    *Several journalist's accounts..Graphic text.


    Micro Nuclear Bombs

    The following high-speed videos shows the detonation of a slight variation of ration and isotopes of uranium and plutonium. This mixture is a newly invented hyper-critical fission material, allowing the detonation of only minuscule amounts of material in the range of micro- and nanograms. Therefore, these small amounts of material can be detonated in an ordinary laboratory environment without the fear of harmful amounts of radiation, heat or light being produced.

    [ 2 minutes ]

    • Calling this BS

      Maybe it was magnesium… or thermite

      NOT nuclear

    • I agree with Dr. G on this one. That ain't nuclear…

      Made too many cool mag or acetylene booms back in the day cutting steel and playin around with these things I guess!

      Just don't think so…

      • GOM GOM


        Time passed and by the late fifties these fission weapons were being “micronized”. It was not long before the scientists realized that in creating the tiny “core weapon” for the hydrogen bomb, they had also created a relatively lightweight micro nuclear weapon that could be carried by a single soldier for various uses.

        As you will read later in this report, no ordinary Geiger counter from any nation could detect radiation from the weapon.

        Why dozens of full-size human victims had vanished completely without trace. Only a critical nuclear weapon has the heat needed for instant cremation, combined with the incredibly fast shock wave needed to completely remove the resulting cremated particles from the local area.

        If this doesn't change your mind, nothing will.


          Still calling the micro nuke stuff fake.

          No radiation.

          No pictures or videos of mushroom cloud

          Of all the common nuclear fuels, Pu-239 has the smallest critical mass. A spherical untamped critical mass is about 11 kg (24.2 lbs),[2] 10.2 cm (4") in diameter. Using appropriate triggers, neutron reflectors, implosion geometry and tampers, this critical mass can be reduced by more than twofold. This optimization usually requires a large nuclear development organization supported by a sovereign nation.

          The lightest nuclear warhead ever acknowledged to have been manufactured by the U.S. is the W54, which was used in both the Davy Crockett 120 mm recoilless rifle-launched warhead and the backpack-carried version called the Mk-54 SADM (Special Atomic Demolition Munition). The bare warhead package was an 11 in by 16 in (28 cm by 41 cm) cylinder that weighed 51 lbs (23 kg). It was, however, small enough to fit in a footlocker-sized container.

        • A footlocker size is about as small as a micro nuke gets, and that will not fit into a 4 inch sewer pipe.

          Also, if somehow, a person could fit a nuke into a sewer pipe, it would completely block it, and cause a backup..

          How would the nuke go around bends and corners.

          The whole thing is just a little too far out there.

          Now the nuclear device explosion in Yemen; that one is REAL, due to EVIDENCE AND DATA, which cannot be explained away.

          There is a certain critical mass that you just cannot get below, in order to get an atomic explosion. And to light plutonium off, you need a neutron reflector and/or a 'gun' and that all adds weight, etc.

          Spontaneous combustion maybe, but not explosion.

        • Plutonium – Several Compounds Of This Toxic, Radioactive Heavy Metal Are Pyrophoric And Burn When Exposed To Air; via @AGreenRoad

          • GOM GOM

            We are all entitled to our opinions. I can only hope you realize how advanced the US is in weaponry & desttructive forces, space research, IT, ect. I know nothing about their advancement & secrets, which I estimate to be 50-60 years ahead of what we are allowed to know.

            The 'key' to the Bali incident? Vaporization. Cremation of victims. Only nuclear can do this.

            Detection of micro-nuke evidence would take an advanced Muller Tube, the kind used for reactors,..the kind that can detect a single particle.

            Complicit governments have a vested interest in keeping the public ignorant. Open your eyes.

        • You know it GOM,

          Back when this insanity was in full swing they put nuke technology on everything but roller skates.

          And it wouldn't surprise me if they did that too.

          However as we talked about earlier, a particle is a particle is a particle is a particle, so without any particle evidence, it's simply not a fission weapon.

          There are many current weapons that can create that kind of blast.

          Especially if the target is a munitions dump or rocket fuel facility.

          I just don't think you can say this is a nuclear bomb incident of any size. The evidence (or any real purpose to it) is just not there…

          Here is a short film on "bunker buster" and other low yield nukes.

          So they did develop them but the particle evidence was always there to prove it was nuclear.

          And here's one on the Ukrainian blast several years ago that was also speculated to be a nuke but was not. The large explosion really came from a building that was filled with explosives and chemicals.

          Not saying 100 percent that the nuke theory is wrong, just saying there is no evidence and would serve no political or resourceful purpose.


    Only 122 million $$ lost

    How many wind plants or solar systems was that?

  • It’s really nice to know that you’re taking marijuana in a very positive manner.

  • Solar And Wind Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal Costs/Usage; Solar And Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Nuclear Energy, World Can Be Nuclear And Carbon Free By 2050

  • Here's a good estimate…

    According to wikipedia: The levelized cost is that value for which an equal-valued fixed revenue delivered over the life of the asset's generating profile would cause the project to break even.

    But simply put it means that if it takes more energy to produce and take care of it that it makes, it's NOT a energy source. Now that is a easy thing to understand!!!

    So if we have to dig under mountains, bury he waste in million dollar casks and cool it for over 5 years after it stops producing a single unit of energy before we can even move it, is nuclear a real power source?

    The answer is NO!!!

    That's a "nobrainer"…

  • rogerthat

    Okuma town to offer all municipal land for interim nuke waste storage site
    27 August 2016

    The Okuma town office is poised to offer all municipally owned land plots in a planned interim nuclear waste storage area to the Environment Ministry for the project in a bid to help promote recovery from the 2011 nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi plant. The plots total about 95 hectares, or some 10% of the Okuma portion of the storage area. The site straddles the towns of Okuma and Futaba, both hosting the crippled plant.

    Negotiations between the ministry and local residents possessing land in the site area face tough going. Okuma town hopes to ensure an environment permitting polluted soil and other waste from cleanup work to be carried into the site as much as possible before residents begin to return home permanently. The town expects to show the land offer plan to the municipal assembly as soon as September and then explain it to townspeople now evacuated elsewhere.

    Among the land plots to be offered to the ministry are schoolyards, including a 1-hectare tract inside “Fureai Park Okuma” sport facility, as well as community halls and municipal housing, all scattered in the town. Each plot is a sizable area likely to be considered by the ministry as a possible tract for sorting out polluted waste and building facilities associated with R&D on decontamination.

    The ministry plans …

    • rogerthat

      to purchase the municipal land to be offered, but the town has yet to decide what to do with the property as there is another option – leasing it to the ministry and then reusing it after the interim storage project is finished.

      The planned land offer is to be proposed at a meeting of all assembly members after a regular assembly session in September is closed. The town will seek residents’ understanding of the plan at meetings on municipal affairs scheduled for this fall and on other occasions.

      (Translated by Kyodo News)

  • rogerthat

    Couple built home on top of radioactive soil due to inaccurate city sketch

    August 29, 2016 (Mainichi Japan)

    FUKUSHIMA — A couple unknowingly built a new home in Fukushima on top of bags containing radioactive soil because they received an inaccurate waste storage sketch created by the Fukushima Municipal Government, it has been learned.

    The couple has been unable to remove four flexible container bags of radioactive soil found buried under their home, as doing so could leave their house leaning. They say the city has not apologized.

    "Far from admitting responsibility and apologizing, they haven't even tried to examine the site. They have also been reluctant to release information, and have acted extremely insincerely," a statement from the pair said.

    The couple initially received a Fukushima Municipal Government sketch showing buried waste on a plot of land they purchased, but it contained no dimensions. About 66,000 similar sketches without dimensions have already been distributed, and it is possible that similar incidents could occur in the future as the storage of waste collected in the wake of the meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant becomes prolonged.

    In five Fukushima prefectural municipalities, including the city of Fukushima, contaminated soil collected during decontamination work has mostly been stored onsite, …

    • rogerthat

      while other local bodies have stored it at interim storage facilities. The city of Fukushima is the only one of the five municipalities to have handed landowners waste storage sketches without any dimensions. Those provided by the other four municipalities show dimensions. When land changes hands, the diagrams are normally handed from the previous landowner to the new one.

      In November 2013, a man in Fukushima bought a 300-square-meter plot of decontaminated land, and received a "monitoring chart" from the previous landowner with a diagram showing where radioactive soil was buried, along with radiation measurements taken before and after the decontamination. Based on the diagram, the man built a new home, avoiding the northeast of the plot of land where the waste was shown to be buried.

      However, when the city came to dig up the buried waste in October 2015, it was found that six flexible container bags with a total capacity of six cubic meters lay under the northeast part of the new home. Four of them could not be removed due to fears of the home being left leaning.

      When the man made an official information request for documents on decontamination in May this year, he was given a diagram containing dimensions. This showed that the waste was buried several dozen centimeters closer to the southwest, nearer the center of the plot of land. The man says the actual burial spot was even further toward the center.

      A Fukushima Municipal Government official said …

      • rogerthat

        the purpose of the diagram without dimensions was to display the amount of radiation, and that the burial spot it showed was only a rough indication. The municipal government said the basis of the diagram with dimensions, on the other hand, was different, being used to record the burial spot of waste under the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Radioactive Pollution.

        A city official commented that the decontaminated soil was supposed to be removed quickly and the officials had not expected it to be there until the time a land transaction was made and a home built. The city is considering replacing about 26,000 diagrams that are due to be distributed with ones that show dimensions. It is also considering publicly informing people that the diagrams that have been issued without dimensions are not accurate indications of where waste is buried.

  • rogerthat

    9th Circ. Told To Send Sailors' $1B Fukushima Suit To Japan
    By Daniel Siegal

    Law360, Los Angeles (September 1, 2016 — Tokyo Electric Power Co. urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to dismiss a $1 billion putative class action on behalf of 70,000 U.S. sailors allegedly exposed to radiation while responding to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, arguing the claims belong in Japan.

    During oral arguments in Pasadena, California, Daniel Collins of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, representing Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, urged a three-judge panel to reverse U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino’s refusal to dismiss the suit….

    To view the full article, register now. …

  • rogerthat


    California's Future Sacrificed to Frackers

    California is considering allowing oil and gas companies to inject more waste into the state's aquifers! Its really hard to understand this decision:
    Abrahm Lustgarten Aug. 30, 2016. California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves. ProPublica,

    A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows.

    As the western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry…. Yet California’s natural resources agency, with the oversight and consent of the federal government, also runs a shadow program that allows many of its aquifers to be pumped full of toxic waste.

    Now the state — which relied on aquifers for at least 60 percent of its total water supply over the past three years — is taking steps to expand that program, possibly sacrificing portions of dozens more groundwater reserves. In some cases, regulators …

    • rogerthat

      are considering whether to legalize pollution already taking place at a number of sites, based on arguments that the water that will be lost was too dirty to drink or too difficult to access at an affordable price. Officials also may allow the borders of some pollution areas to be extended, jeopardizing new, previously unspoiled parts of the state’s water supply.
      I strongly recommend reading the entire article.

      The so-called "justice system" has played a role in encouraging this misuse of resources. Amy Harder of The Wall Street Journal reported October 1, 2015 (p. A4 ):
      "A federal judge in Wyoming on Wednesday blocked Interior Department rules setting stricter standards for hydraulic fracturing on public lands…"
      The judge said the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management lacked the authority to issue the new standards. The article noted that another federal judge blocked a new rule that would have protected more bodies of water and wetlands.

      Background on the Rise of Fracking (from my book on Crisis Communication – Ask your local library to order it here)

      Hyraulic fracturing, or fracking, was exempted from the US Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974 by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in an exemption that has come to be known as the Halliburton loophole, although …

  • rogerthat

    The National Nuclear Security Administration on Wednesday rescinded a $5 billion, 10-year contract it awarded last week to a Lockheed Martin subsidiary to manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site because the company did not tell the agency it had sold the unit. …

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech


      The Clinton Clownshow sold out the uranium to Russia.

      Maybe we can get Iran & North Korea to manage the nuclear stockpile

      And the test site.

      Maybe they would do it for free! 😉

      Thanks rt for your unwavering dumpster diving. 🙂

  • rogerthat

    Half a dozen seismic faults along the Nevada-California border — including two within 60 miles of Reno and one about 100 miles from Las Vegas — appear primed to unleash a moderate to major earthquake, according to a new study.

    A pair of scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, examined the behavior of a system of active faults east of the Sierra Nevada range in California over more than 1,400 years.

    They found that six of those faults, from California’s Death Valley National Park in the south to Nevada’s Pyramid Lake in the north, now carry an estimated stress load high enough to trigger an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 or greater.

    The study by Alessandro Verdecchia and Sara Carena appears in the July edition of “Tectonics,” a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

    The researchers do not believe an earthquake is imminent, and their study does not predict when one might occur. …

  • rogerthat

    State: Dismiss LANL cleanup lawsuit
    By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer
    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Nuclear Watch New Mexico that seeks invalidation of a new agreement between the state and federal governments over cleanup of radioactive and hazardous waste from nuclear weapons work at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Nuke Watch maintains that a June “consent order” agreement between the Environment Department and DOE was executed without a formal public hearing, as required by terms of an original 2005 cleanup deal between the state and the federal government.

    In its motion filed Wednesday, the Environment Department says the June consent order is not a modification of the 2005 document and instead completely supersedes it. So anything required by the 2005 order “is void and no longer in effect,” the filing says.

    The department also says provisions of the Hazardous Waste Act requiring a public hearing for an environmental permit modification also don’t apply, because the agreement with DOE is not a “permit” as defined by law.

    The new consent order does away with specific deadlines for cleanup at Los Alamos. Instead, it calls for a series of “campaigns” to achieve specific goals, such as remediating a chromium plume in the Los Alamos aquifer. The agreement says it establishes …

    • rogerthat

      it establishes “an effective structure for accomplishing work on a priority basis through cleanup campaigns with achievable milestones and targets.”

      The Nuke Watch litigation also alleges DOE and the private contractor that runs the laboratory owe hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for missing cleanup deadlines set in 2005. The Environment Department’s filing Tuesday says those claims are now moot, since the new consent order signed in June settled all outstanding violations. The department wasn’t named as a defendant in the Nuke Watch suit but intervened in the case.

      Nuke Watch director Jay Coghlan said via email Wednesday there’s “great irony in that NMED intervenes against us, raising the question whose side is it on, the environment or the polluter (in this case a $2.3 billion/year nuclear weapons facility).” Coghlan also noted state government’s budget woes, which include a $600 million deficit. “Yet by our tally NMED forgave more than $300 million in potential fines for missed milestones in the 2005 Consent Order,” he wrote.

      The 2005 agreement, which ended a court fight between New Mexico and DOE, was supposed to have required cleanup of the lab’s entire 40-square-mile site by last year. The work didn’t come close to completion as the lab failed to receive sufficient federal appropriations.

  • razzz razzz

    'Tritium production'

    "…The Nuclear Regulatory Commission operating license for Watts Bar was modified in September 2002 to allow TVA to irradiate tritium-producing burnable absorber rods at Watts Bar to produce tritium for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Nuclear Security Administration. The Watts Bar license amendment currently permits TVA to install up to 240 tritium-producing rods in Watts Bar Unit 1. Planned future license amendments would allow TVA to irradiate up to approximately 2,000 tritium-producing rods in the Watts Bar reactor.

    TVA began irradiating tritium-producing rods at Watts Bar Unit 1 in the fall of 2003. TVA removed these rods from the reactor in the spring of 2005. DOE successfully shipped them to its tritium-extraction facility at Savannah River Site in South Carolina. DOE reimburses TVA for the cost of providing the irradiation services, and also pays TVA a fee for each tritium-producing rod that is irradiated…"

  • 1st September 2016 – Dept. of Energy secretly funding front group to sabotage its own Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup


    “Giving the CAG money is an obvious betrayal of the majority of the Valley residents. At the CAG meetings the few members left do a lot of laughing about the cancer issues and here I am a cancer survivor and I help all the workers file their cancer claims. It is a useless and ineffective group.”

    The revelation that the CAG is on DOE’s teat secretly siphoning federal funds to subvert a cleanup that effects millions of people, including those in the dozens of cities along the Los Angeles River which drains most of DOE’s lab, has outraged the SSFL community. Even without the media onslaught of proven allegations of polluter and regulator collusion at the site, the effort to finance a phony citizens group advocating little remediation has not fooled the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition (RCC).

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