TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: April 18th, 2016 at 8:14 am ET


LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

  • Satomi Horikiri, Host (8:30 in): Have you heard of any health hazards in Fukushima?
  • Hisae Unuma, evacuee Futabamachi: I know many saying they have cancers, even in Saitama Prefecture
  • Setsuko Kida, evacuee from Tomiokamachi: My daughter [got] pregnant in the fall of 2013, but she was diagnosed with tethered miscarriage… the womb grew… but her unborn baby didn’t grow at all. She… got a second opinion from another clinic in Mito, only to get the same result. When the Mito doctor asked her why she came for the second opinion, she told she couldn’t trust the doctor in Fukushima… Many with a birth defect were born after Hiroshima/Nagasaki A-bomb, but the number dropped in one or two years. I only knew the reason in 2013; many women had to have an abortion, so that inconvenient babies wouldn’t be born… One month later, I was happy to know my daughter got pregnant. But in only 3 months my daughter told me the bad news and my mind got flooded with that story of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. That’s where I started to doubt. Although I asked the doctor to wait and see since my daughter could give birth if she tried, but the doctor said that the unborn child inside her was not alive anymore… So she had the abortion. My daughter called and told her friend about her abortion… She was told that out of 4 in her friends group, 3, including herself, had abortion during early pregnancy. The only one who could give birth was told by her doctor that she was unable to give birth because of the baby’s weak heart sound. So my daughter began to doubt her doctor, thinking her unborn baby could have made it. I became doubtful as well. A nurse I knew told me that many get abortions in Fukushima. My daughter and friends are just a few of those.
  • Host: That is a painful story.
  • Kida: A year later I got to hear first hand cases of babies with a structural birth defect or polymelia [“Birth defect… in which the affected individual has more than the usual number of limbs” –Source] twice as many. I feel our gov’t or the medical university knows the cause is the radiation… My daughter remembers the words by her doctor… “We’ll send this cell to Fukushima Medical”… Why do they have to send a cell of aborted fetus? Is that what they had been doing? For what?
  • Host: So many doubtful things going on…
  • Kida (23:15 in): I just shared the story about my daughter’s abortion and high number of stillbirths. Whenever I deliver such a message I’m told to shut up. People say it’s a delicate issue, bad influence on Fukushima reconstruction or no data to back up. But more than 10 girls had similar experience as my daughter’s. Actually one woman was recommended to get an abortion at 6 months pregnancy last summer, and her unborn baby lacking one arm, one leg, with only 3 fingers on its foot… The nuclear reactors exploded, melted through… contaminated water keeps flowing into the Pacific Ocean. That’s the reason they asked not to restart nuclear plants. But isn’t the real reason the health hazard caused by radiation coming out? Health hazards are actually caused, and we have to send out such messages. But if we denied health problems… that would be the same as what Tepco or the gov’t is doing.

Watch the broadcast here

Published: April 18th, 2016 at 8:14 am ET


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439 comments to TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • rogerthat

    Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology

    Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology

    by Mochizuki April 12, 2016

    MOE (Ministry of the Environment) estimated 90% of contaminated soil can be reused in Fukushima prefecture by 3/30/2016.

    Currently interim storage facility stocks 22,000,000 m3 of radioactive contaminated soil. MOE announced they plan to reduce the radiation level lower than 8,000 Bq/Kg and recycle it for public works. They state they can separate the radioactive substance by heat etc..

    On the other hand, MOE quietly started the technology public offering to reduce and recycle the contaminated soil from 4/1/2016.

    MOE estimates they can reuse 90% of the contaminated soil but they haven’t discovered the technology yet.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    Apr 18, 2016

  • rogerthat

    333 of 522 children diagnosed worse than A2 in Kashiwa city Chiba

    by Mochizuki April 11, 2016

    Following up this article.. 112 of 173 children diagnosed with thyroid abnormality in Kashiwa city Chiba [URL]

    On 3/23/2016, Kashiwa city government of Chiba announced 333 of 522 children were diagnosed as A2 ~ C in their thyroid test.

    This is the test result from 7/1/2015 to 2/29/2016.

    306 children were categorized as A2 (cyst (smaller than 5.1 mm) or nodule (smaller than 20.1 mm) was found), 11 were categorized as B (cyst (larger than 5.1 mm) or nodule (larger than 20.1 mm) was found), and 16 were categorized as C (Follow-up test is required).

    The local government states and testees are required to admit the test is not to evaluate the radiation effect on health after 311. Also, children who already have medical care for their thyroid problem were eliminated.

    333 of 522 children diagnosed worse than A2 in Kashiwa city Chiba

    Iori Mochizuki

  • rogerthat

    Fukushima report shows nuclear power can never be safe and cheap Damian C
    April 18, 2016 taobao-australia

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as "catastrophic." "

  • rogerthat

    Despite assurances, quakes prompt calls to switch off Japan’s nuclear reactors via The Japan Times

    OSAKA – Despite official assurances of no abnormalities at nuclear power plants in Kyushu and nearby areas after a series of earthquakes rocked the region, calls in and outside of Japan are growing to shut down the nation’s only two operating reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

    Since Thursday, the Meteorological Agency has recorded nearly 530 quakes at level 1 or above on the Japanese intensity scale in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures. This includes more than 80 registering a 4 or higher on the scale. The agency has warned that seismic activity in the region may continue over the next week, possibly prompting more deadly landslides.

    But despite the frequency of the quakes, the Sendai plant, just over the border from Kumamoto in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, has continued to generate electricity since the initial magnitude-6.5 quake rocked Kumamoto on Thursday, followed by a magnitude-7.3 temblor early Saturday.

    The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Monday morning it had confirmed there were no abnormalities at the Sendai plant or at the nation’s other nuclear facilities.

    It said the seismic intensity measured by the earthquakes was well below the level at which reactors should be switched off.


    But with continued quakes and aftershocks, fears are growing …

    • rogerthat

      about what the constant shaking could mean in terms of cumulative damage that could result in a nuclear crisis.

      An online Japanese- and English-language petition by a former Kumamoto resident to shut down the Sendai plant had drawn over 42,000 signatures worldwide as of Monday morning, while anti-nuclear activists in Fukui Prefecture have also criticized Kyushu Electric Power Co. and the NRA for continuing to operate the plant.

      In Saga Prefecture on Sunday, about 100 mayors and town heads belonging to the Mayors for a Nuclear Power Free Japan added their voices, calling for the central government and the NRA to re-evaluate the way earthquake safety standards for nuclear power plants are calculated.

      They also want the government to grant localities within 30 km of a nuclear power plant the legal authority to approve or reject reactor restarts.

      The decision to keep the Sendai reactors running is also drawing criticism overseas.

      Read more at Despite assurances, quakes prompt calls to switch off Japan’s nuclear reactors

  • rogerthat

    Workers study cause of fluctuations in nuclear waste tank via The Washington Post
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Fluctuations inside a huge tank of radioactive waste raised concerns on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state over the weekend, and workers prepared Monday to pump out the area of the leak.

    A federal contractor said the amount of nuclear waste that has been leaking between the two walls of the underground tank for several years grew dramatically this weekend.

    None of the waste appears to have escaped from Tank AY 102 into the environment, the contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, said.

    But workers were trying Monday to determine why the waste that leaked between the tank walls rose by about 8 inches on Sunday and then dropped by half an inch. …

  • rogerthat

    Concert of Traditional Kazakh Songs Honours 25th Anniversary of Closure Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site via The Astana Times

    ASTANA – A concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site was held April 14 in the capital at the National University of Arts. The concert featured Kazakh traditional tunes played on musical instruments from the Western world, composed by a British composer Nicholas Singer. Among the guests of honour were distinguished Kazakh nuclear disarmament activists.

    President and founder of the Nevada-Semipalatinsk movement and Kazakhstan’s famous poet Olzhas Suleimenov gave opening remarks. The massive popular movement, initially protesting against Soviet nuclear weapons testing in Kazakhstan, was the cornerstone of the nascent nation’s nuclear disarmament efforts in the 1980s and 1990s and an important step the country took at a crucial time in its history.

    On Aug. 29, 1991, four months prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree to shut down the ill-fated and infamous Semipalatinsk nuclear test site that saw some 456 nuclear explosions.


    As part of Nazarbayev’s global efforts, the antinuclear weapons initiative and an online petition The ATOM Project has amassed over 250,000 signatures and is growing. Its Honorary Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov, a painter born without arms, was also present …

    • rogerthat

      at the concert and addressed the audience.

      The National University of Arts and a London-based company Spring Films were the initiators and organisers of the event. Spring Films is filming a documentary Sow the Wind in Kazakhstan, starring Kuyukov, about the lives of the people who are fighting for a nuclear-weapons-free world through their paintings, music and arts.

      Read more at Concert of Traditional Kazakh Songs Honours 25th Anniversary of Closure Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

  • rogerthat

    Flying nuclear material from Scotland to US ‘an option’ via BBC News

    … A spokeswoman for the NDA said: “The protection of the public and personnel is of paramount importance at all times. For those reason we are unable to disclose information about the transport arrangement that’s could jeopardise the security of this material.

    “It has been proposed that a quantity of HEU may be exchanged with the US in return for material to be used in the production of medical isotopes for Europe.

    “The upgrades to the airport in Wick will be done to ensure that this is one possible option to allow the transport to take place.”

  • Jebus Jebus

    As the established system thrashes about wildly in it's death throws, in it's last chance for survival, cornered, it rips and tears pieces of itself from its body, and tosses them out to the threating masses, somebody looked up and said, WTF!

    Over Three Million New Yorkers Can't Vote

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    Reporter’s Notebook: The Stunning Destruction in Japan After 2 Quakes
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  • ISeePinkClouds


    Teflon Toxin Contamination Has Spread Throughout the World
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  • rogerthat

    Apr 19, 10:27 AM EDT


    MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) — Japan's southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock Tuesday and searchers found a woman's body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to 45.

    More than 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping in their cars and others in gymnasiums or community centers, were bracing for another chilly night. Many people are afraid to stay in their homes as aftershocks continued to shake the area on the southern island of Kyushu, including a 5.5-magnitude temblor Tuesday afternoon. …

    The area around Kumamoto was hit by two quakes just 28 hours apart late Thursday and early Saturday, triggering landslides that have blocked roads. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said nearly 1,200 houses had been destroyed.

    Nine people died in the first, magnitude 6.4 earthquake, and at least 36 died in the second one, which registered 7.3. About 1,100 have been injured.

    The hardest-hit towns were Mashiki, where 20 residents died, and Minamiaso, a remote mountain area where 11 died and the death toll was creeping higher as soldiers and emergency workers use backhoes and shovels to search for missing people. …

  • rogerthat

    Disposal period and cost first nuclear power plant tritium first estimated Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, such as ocean release

    For radioactive tritium that remains after purification treatment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the first time to estimate the time and cost by five types of disposal methods, shown by the experts meeting of the 19 days.

    Stratum injection, sea discharge, water vapor emission, hydrogen release, out of the underground, sea discharge was the most short period of time at a low cost. Five kinds of estimates of disposal method is found in the future, become a reference for government decision.

    METI geological injection to dispose of (1) underground 2,500 m (2) ocean release (3) released into the atmosphere of water vapor, including tritium (water vapor release) (4) tritium is changed to hydrogen and air emission (hydrogen release) (5) underground mix the solidified material – consider the disposal methods of.

    It issued a calculation results of 55 ways while changing the conditions such as the dilution. The total amount of tritiated water was 80 million tons and disposal volume of 400 tons per day, the concentration of dilution was assumed to 60,000 becquerels per liter in accordance with the national standards. …

    • rogerthat

      As main results [Table].

      Although difficult simple comparison there is technically unknown element, with the highest estimate was the case the tritium concentration, ocean release became the 7. Shortest low-cost 3.4 billion yen in three years (88 months).

      Underground buried 8.2533 billion in one year (98 months), hydrogen release is 8.1 billion yen in four years (101 months), water vapor release is 9.5 years (115 months) at 34.9 billion yen, diluted strata injection after was about 400 billion yen in 13 years (156 months).

      If you want to stratum injection or underground without dilution it is necessary to manage the longest 76 years (912 months) is.

      Tritium is almost the same as the water and nature, it can not be removed with a multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS). Also occur in the normal operation of the nuclear power plant, has ocean release is recognized worldwide if falls below the concentration criteria by, for example, dilute.

      Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Shunichi Tanaka chairman (born in Fukushima City) is water containing tritium shows the idea that we should ocean release. The government and TEPCO is not to clarify the correspondence.

      ( 2016/04/20 08:07 Category: Major )

      • rogerthat

        this google translation of a minpo story is well worth reading, imho. for example:

        ''… ocean release is recognized worldwide if falls below the concentration criteria by, for example, dilute. …''

        – So just add water, and you can solve all problems.

        Install pumps, suck up seawater and blend in as much as you like as the tritium – and the never-mentioned other 1900 radionuclides that haven't been filtered out by the ALPS system – flow merrily into the pacific ocean.

        It's all well inside safe limits. Wonderful. They may as well solve the spent fuel rod conundrum by doing the same thing – just dump them all in the ocean and watch the magic of dilution unfold. Sick.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Earthquakes disable devices to check volcanic activity on Mount Aso: "Efforts to monitor a spike in Mount Aso's ‪#‎volcanic‬ activity are in disarray after the recent earthquakes and aftershocks in Kumamoto Prefecture.

    Power outages caused by the seismic jolts that began April 14 mean that monitoring devices on the mountain are unable to transmit data, leaving experts with few means to gather information on a possible impending volcanic eruption."

  • ISeePinkClouds


    US ‘plays with fire’ dragging feet in reducing nuclear arsenals –

    Ex-IAEA head to RT
    Published time: 19 Apr, 2016

    Twenty years after the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was adopted by the UN in 1996, which urges all countries to abandon nuclear detonations for both military and civilian purposes, “the atmosphere in the world became chilly,” Blix said, warning that major powers have once again entered a phase of pumping large sums of money into rearmament.

    Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), agreed with Blix, saying “the horizon is not that bright, North Korea is still testing [alleged nuclear weapons], the CTBT is not in force or yet to enter into force while there is no strong leadership to bring the parties together and discuss [arms control-related] issue.”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently accused the US of destroying the plutonium in a manner that allows it to be recycled for military use.

    Blix pointed out that “this work is secret after all, they don’t tell where they are going. [I know] not more than what is published, I’m not sitting in the government, nor am I in the CIA. But I can say they should have a common interest in stopping it, because it’s playing with fire.”


    • Angela_R

      "Twenty years after the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was adopted by the UN in 1996, which urges all countries to abandon nuclear detonations for both military and civilian purposes, “the atmosphere in the world became chilly,” Blix said, warning that major powers have once again entered a phase of pumping large sums of money into rearmament."

      Perhaps the rumours are correct and they are deliberately attempting to bring on 'their' Armagedon.

      • ISeePinkClouds

        Yes. Angela R. Ty. Always a skeptic,and pessimist,I am. Granted.

        Hans Blix,and Lassina Zerbo are not Anti-Nuclear. Clearly,they would be,are,spokesmen for Nuclear; now with tell tale hearts. They see that Nuclear is now out of control.

        They are saying,"Nuclear War Mongers are in power,and out of control,running headlong toward a world-wide Nuclear Conflagration/ELE,and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. Don't blame us."

        Depressing,but that is the message I took away. Their comments made me worry that maybe the time for talking,and negotiations,has past. I don't don't think that time ever passes,but generally,the sooner the better.

        There is great peril all around in this world gone mad.

        A Cherokee once said to me,"Watch carefully how you go."

        I would tell world leaders, "Watch carefully how you go."


        • Angela_R

          "They are saying,"Nuclear War Mongers are in power, and out of control, running headlong toward a world-wide Nuclear Conflagration/ELE, and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. Don't blame us."

          The runaway train..
          wrote a poem about that around five years ago, it had already left the last station..

          "Depressing, but that is the message I took away. Their comments made me worry that maybe the time for talking, and negotiations, has past. I don't think that time ever passes, but generally, the sooner the better.

          There is great peril all around in this world gone mad."


          I followed your story Pink Clouds, a very good example of grit and survival, but most of all, you have exhibited – Hope.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    There's those trumpets again…


    Boiling River Near Yellowstone National Park Heats Worries

    ..recent other activity has released enough hydrogen sulfide into the river that there’s a 1.5 mile sulfur-smelling dead zone that is completely void of fish. Burkhardt calls it a “chemical barrier” blocking live fish from entering. That can’t be a good sign.

    Stunning photos & article

  • ISeePinkClouds


    Giant Beings Seen Rapidly Climbing Mexican Volcano
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    Paul Seaburn

    The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has long been a hotbed for UFO sightings, even though it is highly active. Now a mountain rescue team claims it has witnessed giant creatures climbing up the slopes of the mountain faster than humanly possible.

    Popocatepetl is located in the states of Mexico, Puebla and Morelos in Central Mexico. At 5,426 meters (17,802 feet), it is the second highest peak in Mexico. UFOs have been reported frequently in the area, with some witnesses seeing them entering or leaving the mouth of the volcano.

    Once, we saw one of these individuals climb up the glacier in 10 minutes, a stretch that we linger about 3-4 hours to go. They have an amazing agility.

    His footprints are very large, the part corresponding to heel leaves a hole, something that resembles a claw which apparently serves them – like a propulsive support – in these dislocations impressive through the snow and ice.



  • rogerthat

    Impacts of Oak Ridge’s radioiodine accident in 1954

    By DRay Smith/Historically Speaking

    Apr. 18, 2016

    … Bill Yee, a retired chemical engineer who started his career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1952, recalls seeing from Building 4500 that part of the lab’s Main Street was roped off. Men wielding brooms were scrubbing the part of the street that was covered with Tide detergent suds. It was a Monday in May, and the area being scrubbed was the direct route to the cafeteria for employees in Building 4500.

    Yee learned that, four days earlier, on Thursday, April 29, 1954, at 5 p.m., radioactive iodine-131 had explosively escaped the 3036-D building, where barium-140 was being extracted from spent uranium fuel slugs from the Graphite Reactor and a reactor at Hanford, Wash. Hearing air monitor alarms, the building staff donned their gas masks and evacuated 3036-D.

    Members of ORNL’s Chemical Technology Division were in charge of the barium-140 separation program. CTD’s director was Floyd Culler (later deputy director of ORNL and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute in California). He called a meeting in the 4500 auditorium and told staff that this problem must be immediately corrected and that his job could be on the line if such a serious accident happens again.

    ORNL health physicists had the urine of the potentially exposed workers checked. The health physicists …

    • rogerthat

      were also concerned that the radioiodine might have gone beyond the ORNL boundary and contaminated pasture grass and corn, as well as foods produced on farms, such as cow’s and goat milk, cottage cheese, eggs and leafy vegetables. Tainted foods eaten by children could cause thyroid cancer in their adult years. …

      – Dearie me, radioactive iodine causes thyroid cancer? Not proven, according to Tepco and the renowned Fukushima Medical University. Maybe they didn't get the memo. After all, this was a mere 70 years ago.

      • rogerthat

        Further down, in the same article, this snippet:

        … According to Elaine Bunick, endocrinologist in Oak Ridge who treats thyroid disorders, thyroid cancers caused by exposure to radioactive iodine do not show up in people for 20 to 40 years. She came to Oak Ridge in 1978 but did not see any increase in thyroid cancers among her Oak Ridge patients between the late 1970s and the 1990s.

        She noted that in the 30-year period following the Chernobyl reactor accident in 1986 in the Ukraine, a large spike in thyroid cancers has been observed.

        “We expect a similar jump in the number of thyroid cancers in Japan some 20 to 40 years after the Fukushima reactor accident in 2011. Fortunately, thyroid cancers caught early can be cured.” …

  • rogerthat

    … So far, the material is contained in the space between the walls, the state Department of Ecology reported.

    “There is no indication of waste leaking into the environment or risk to the public at this time,” department officials said in a news release.

    But workers were trying Monday to determine why the waste that leaked between the tank walls rose by about 8 inches Sunday and then dropped by half an inch. …

  • rogerthat

    NextEra Utility Says Rain Helped Ease Nuclear Plant Pollution
    Jim Polson
    April 19, 2016

    NextEra Energy Inc.’s flagship utility Florida Power & Light said it has reduced water pollution blamed on its Turkey Point nuclear power plant south of Miami, helped by recent rain.

    Salinity in the plant’s 168-mile (270-kilometer) network of cooling canals has stabilized after being diluted with fresh water, the unit of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra said Monday in a statement.

    NextEra issued the statement after two environmental groups gave notice in March that they intend to sue the utility for violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act as soon as next month.

    The plant threatens the water supply for Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys by discharging excessively salty water contaminated with tritium, a radioactive isotope, according to a statement from one of the groups, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. …

  • rogerthat

    Apr 20, 2016 8:51am EDT

    Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan: USGS

    An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. …

    Wednesday's quake was centered 104 km (about 60 miles) east southeast of Sendai, Honshu, near where a devastating quake and tsunami struck in March 2011. It was 51 km (30 miles) deep.

  • rogerthat

    Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:52am EDT

    New quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast


    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Ecuador's coast early on Wednesday, terrifying locals and impeding rescuers after a bigger weekend quake battered the same area and killed nearly 500 people.

    The latest earthquake hit 25 km (15 miles) off Muisne on the northwest Pacific coast at a depth of 15 km, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    That was near the epicenter of Saturday's 7.8 quake, which devastated a long swath of the coast and dealt a major blow to the oil-producing nation's already fragile economy.

    Witnesses said two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each woke people up and sent them running into the street. …

  • rogerthat

    off topic:

    Yemen’s guerrilla war tests military ambitions of big-spending Saudis

    By Angus McDowall, Phil Stewart and David Rohde

    April 19, 2016

    … Saudi Arabia has the third-largest defence budget in the world behind the United States and China …

    Some of the largest beneficiaries of the alliance have been U.S. defence contractors. Vinnell Arabia, now a Northrop Grumman subsidiary, has received multimillion-dollar contracts to train Saudi Arabia’s National Guard since 1975, for instance, including a five-year contract worth up to $550 million in 2010.

    In an effort to counter Iran, U.S. arms sales grew under President George W. Bush and even more under the Obama White House. …

    … between 2009 and 2015, IHS Jane’s estimates that General Dynamics delivered $5 billion worth of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, Boeing $2.9 billion and Raytheon $2.5 billion. …

    “We sold them that stuff,” said one U.S. official, “because that’s what creates jobs in America.” …

    … last month, two American-made laser-guided bombs struck a market and killed at least 97 civilians, 25 of them children, along with 10 Houthi fighters, according to Human Rights Watch investigators who reached the site of the bombing. U.N. investigators who reached the site reported 96 civilian dead, including 24 children. …

    • rogerthat

      … a U.N. Security Council panel of experts found that the Saudi-led coalition had carried out attacks that appeared to violate international humanitarian law 152 times, including 41 strikes on residential neighbourhoods, 22 on medical facilities and 10 on marketplaces. …

      The Saudis “are dropping bombs with a large payload on a house in the middle of a residential neighbourhood,” said Belkis Wille, Human Rights Watch’s Yemen researcher, who just spent three weeks in the country investigating civilian deaths. “If you do that, you are bound to cause collateral damage. Using these kinds of bombs in this context is indiscriminate.” …

      -this is a good piece, covers a lot of ground, worth reading imho

  • laconic93 laconic93

    250,000 people ordered to evacuate in Japan.
    News reports of people dying from economy class syndrome.
    Which they claim is caused by being immobile for long periods of time.
    300,000 people were evacuated during Fukushima.
    Watson we have a problem.

  • Nick

    "Despite the scientific and anecdotal evidence, the Japanese authorities are obviously attempting to coverup the extent of the effects of Fukushima radiation on the populace."

    Hide the truth and continue to use nuclear power. Egits.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    5.8 earthquake near Fukushima:

    M 5.8 – 62km NE of Namie, Japan

    2016-04-20 12:19:44 UTC
    37.820°N 141.571°E
    38.8 km

  • Glancing blow from an m6.7 coronal mass ejection in route within the next 60 hours.
    about 4 hours ago a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred, with a 38 km depth in Namie prefecture, Fukushima, Japan.
    Meanwhile, Mt. Asos last seismic session kicked it's monitoring database offline.

    Like living in poverty, you never know how long ya got. Hopefully today is better, starting out earlier.
    No luck at all, really need a hand:(

    Angela, was this good? Have you seen it

    • Angela_R

      No, Tacoma, I have not seen it, however my generation was well instructed in nuclear horrors, we were to be the last left – 'On the Beach'.. However, we were also blindfolded, by secrecy.

      I hope the following in some way helps to explain:

      What is it like to die? Well, my heart stopped twice around the year 2000. Not for long. I felt the spirit leave the body, saw the 'light', felt an amazing peace. But suddenly I thought, ‘what about the mess I am leaving? Can't leave that for my family.’
      So I came back, yes it was a choice.

      For some months now, I have been unable to eat solid food. Many gathered together during our Christmas festive season and food was a central focus. I declined a number of invites. Sometimes the why? was muted, but the underlying query was evident. I started to explain. My friends were horrified. "You can't go on like that!" Pressure rose to get 'something done'. But I was pureeing everything and liquefied, it reached my stomach. I didn't lose weight and recent blood tests show that I am getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals.

      The invites continued. "I'll join you for coffee," I exclaimed. "No, we'll make it soup for you." So my friend’s diet was being determined by my condition.

      • Angela_R


        Yes, I went ahead, four endoscopies, three dilations and a number of other procedures and I am slowly eating a little solid food. I am told that I can look forward to continuing dilations every three months.

        I have no fear of 'death', though do not seek it. Yet I think there are many here on Enenews, (maybe all) that will not see the ‘grave’.

        Again, am reminded – “unless those days are cut short, no flesh will be saved”. But who would want to, rebuild, realign and suffer through that horror. The promise did not include living on a devastated earth.

        The ‘Hand’ of God has the ability and most definitely the Energy, to right all wrongs.

  • Nick

    Lest you blame everything on Fukushima…don't forget to be a TATAL teller!

    The other day I ate an omelette from a local greasy spoon.

    I swear it was the Round-up residues that f'd up my bowels for days.

    Ever eat a bag of potato chips and wonder?

    Egits love profits.

    Gut bacteria don't.

  • Nick

    All of us need to seek out wild


    Mankind and womanKind have had a say, but it is in wilderness

    that is the preservation of the world.

    We have to not use vast areas of the planet.

    But I never would have thought we would do it to ourselves…..

    ….This planet is all we have.

    Forget star travel, look around you.

    What have you done to help us all go forward?

    I ask my self that question every day.

    Tomorrow, I harvest greens and herbs for a second grade, they are my future, they are our future.

    Going forward means doing it.

  • Nick

    We all have to go beyond petty human crap ( I won't spell out details) and realize where we are in the Cosmos.

    Realizing that is the goal, post, score, etc.

    So peer up from your screen and scream.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast – the third major earthquake within a week.

    The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai.

    To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster – which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Time and money… Nevermind our planet. Complete, utter losers.

    The industry ministry concluded that releasing diluted radioactive tritium into the sea is the most feasible option in dealing with contaminated water accumulating at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    The ministry’s working group said at a meeting on April 19 that separating tritium from the contaminated water is proving extremely difficult, and that four other options studied about disposal were either too time-consuming or expensive.

    Releasing the water into the sea would cost 3.4 billion yen ($31 million) and take seven years and four months to complete, according to the group.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the embattled nuclear plant, will decide on a disposal method based on the group’s findings. The utility has said it will not release treated water that still contains radioactive substances into the sea without gaining the understanding of local fishermen.

    • Sickputer

      Re: "Releasing the [tritium] water into the sea would cost 3.4 billion yen ($31 million) and take seven years and four months to complete, according to the group."

      SP: So they pumped all the radioactive cooling water (the little they actually salvaged and "filtered" from their 24 hour a day cooling of Units 1-3) into large tower tanks in 5 years and now they say it will take 7 years to pump that toxic waste into the sea? Sounds about right for their efficiency levels.

      They might as well just cask all the spent fuel rods, haul them away about 15 miles and then dynamite the whole island and blow up all the tanks and the reactor buildings and just let it all wash down into the harbor!

      Their efforts have been worthless so far and the radiation is going to the ocean anyway. They have killed the ocean already so they might as well finish their dirty job. Dump it all into the ocean and then fill the island debris with boron about 100 feet high. I am sure there is enough boron in Boron, California to do the job. I guess they can get President Clinton in 2017 to send them a few thousand shiploads. She seems real accommodating to the Japanese.

    • They are 'gaining' the 'understanding' of fishermen.

      Notice that they do not care about opposition, nor do they want agreement.

      Arrogance, hubris, sociopaths.

      Sociopaths; all they care about is agreement and understanding.


  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    How Japan came to rank worse than Tanzania on press freedom

    …Abe’s Liberal Democratic party also recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow the government to curtail speech that “harms the public interest and public order.”

    In June 2015, members of the party urged the government to punish media outlets critical of the government and pressure companies not to advertise with them.

    This year, Abe’s Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi threatened to shut down news broadcasters over “politically biased reports” — something TV and radio laws in Japan empower her to do.

    A week later, three television presenters who had been critical of the Abe administration were all removed from their positions.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    The Nuclear Waste Management Organization – made up of the Canadian nuclear industry giants OPG, Hydro Quebec and Energie New Brunswick Power – has been searching for a "willing host" for a deep geological repository for high level nuclear waste. According to McKenna, the search includes "three potential host communities that fall within the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation."

    "Environment Minister McKenna and Prime Minister Trudeau must reject these Great Lakes shore and basin radioactive waste dumps once and for all," said Kamps. "What has already been revealed about the risks requires that these insane schemes be rejected. We also call on Michigan's state and federal elected officials to redouble their efforts to protect the drinking water supply for 40 million people in two countries, against these radioactive risks."

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    …we are open to looking at cleaner coal technologies so that we don’t do what the West has done to the environment over the last 150 years.”

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    What's this?: " a specialised geopolymer technique for encapsulating various radioactive waste streams"

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Unprecedented: Germany asks Belgium to turn off 2 nuclear reactors over safety concerns

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    …Kuyukov was born without arms as a result of his parents’ exposure to Soviet nuclear weapons testing near the village of Egindybulak in Karaganda Oblast, Central-Eastern Kazakhstan. He has overcome that challenge to become a renowned artist who paints with his teeth and feet and a globally recognised non-proliferation activist. He is also the Hon. Ambassador of The ATOM Project, an international initiative that has gathered to date more than 250,000 signatures to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force and to eliminate nuclear arsenals. …

    • ISeePinkClouds


      Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov:

      “I am very honoured that my painting was chosen by the President to be presented to Barack Obama. I think it is an honour not only for me. Each of us, Kazakhstan’s citizens, thinks about the nuclear test ban. The (Kazakh) President’s decree on closing down the Semipalatinsk test site 25 years ago is our common victory, our merit. We are an example for many countries,” said Kuyukov.

      “I am very hopeful that this painting will find its worthy place in the White House collection. I hope it will serve as a powerful reminder to the current and future U.S. Presidents of the United States’ great responsibility to lead the way in ensuring the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Given the events in North Korea and the growing threat of nuclear terrorism, we have no time to lose.”

      Check it.


      • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

        Big powers ‘play with fire’ dragging feet in reducing nuclear arsenals – Ex-IAEA head to RT

        Published time: 19 Apr, 2016

        "… Hans Blix, a renowned Swedish diplomat who led the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency for more than 16 years,…

        …“Since then we’ve had hopes that countries would go on, with President Obama [pushing for] the nuclear-free world. But since 2010, when an agreement was reached between Russia and the United States about the START treaty [reducing number of warheads and weapons carriers], things have gone badly.”

        Twenty years after the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was adopted by the UN in 1996, which urges all countries to abandon nuclear detonations for both military and civilian purposes, “the atmosphere in the world became chilly,” Blix said, warning that major powers have once again entered a phase of pumping large sums of money into rearmament.

        Despite Washington’s countless promises to ratify the CTBT, last year Moscow accused the US of taking “no practical steps” in that direction, consequently preventing the important agreement from entering into force.

        While both countries have nuclear arsenals sufficient for mutually assured destruction, only Russia has either signed or ratified the treaty. …"

        more… 🙁

  • Sol Man

    Babies aren't good for filtering out all of the radiation.
    Guess nobody told them.
    We have a world of Despair.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "No. 1 Risk To Earth" is the second video on the home page of today.
    Skip the daily update, but please watch the Risk To Earth video.
    I still have chills.

    Seems as if "all this" is leading somewhere.
    Human power grids seem to get the shit knocked out of them every time the sun burps out a little CME.
    Earth has less and less protection.
    You can see our electromagnetic protection wane over the years on a graph in this video.
    It don't look good, folks.
    Good luck, everyone.
    No fear. Be safe.

    • It's even worse that what Ben is stating. We have been warned through time and space for centuries of these times. Civilizations sending warnings in scriptures, pictographs, prophecies etc…. Nothing new, it's happened before, with civilizations equally as advanced if not more than ours.

      The rotation of the earth is slowing rapidly due to human altering environment parameters. Make of this as you wish.

      Now what would happen if an X25 solar flare directly facing earth were to release? How would it react with fuel rods, generators, and so called controlled reactions?

    • PUN, the real issue that emerges from a further study of the risks due to a CME or EMP — the real issue is the clear portrayal of the human species and our existing governmental and academics institutions complete disfunction, even hell bent sociopathic destruction.

      Here is why

      What we face from a CME or EMP is nothing less than destruction of countries, billions of deaths

      dozens or hundreds of nuclear plants melting down, blowing up.

      But this risk can be greatly mitigated, in the USA by spending around $2B the risk of widespread damage could be cut by 90%.

      yes the wallstreet criminals get annual bonuses of around $150B.

      Need I say more? Research it. We are so effen stupid, we are an embarrassment to smart mammals.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Let me guess…not good! 🙁

    Boom! Bam! Boom! Screams! Panic! Crying! Boom! Bam!

    Run like hell!

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Where are those 3 missing cores?

    New estimates put the total radiation of the 1496 fuel assemblies in the reactor cores of Units 1-3 at

    2453.44 PBq.

    Those cores are almost certainly no longer within reactor or containment vessels.
    If the cores were still "contained", we would have pictures of the corium from Tepco, along with assurances that there is nothing to worry about.
    Instead, Tepco wants to focus public attention on water leaks, spent fuel extraction, and other matters.
    Silence from Tepco on the missing cores.
    No public demands to find the missing cores.
    Fukushima steams away, day and night, total releases rising higher and higher.
    With no progress, only delays, in locating those peskey missing nuclear cores.

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. Popocatepetl. Peace

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