TV: North America will not be safe from Fukushima radiation if plant keeps leaking — Animals “suddenly died” on west coast right after 2011 disaster… Whole world noticed this strange phenomenon — “Fatally high” levels of radioactive material has entered ocean… serious pollution is ongoing (VIDEO)

Published: April 28th, 2016 at 11:45 am ET


Arirang (Government-funded Korean TV network), ‘Fukushima and Its Aftermath’, Mar 16, 2016:

28:00 in — Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada. Right after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011, seals suddenly died on the shores of Vancouver, and Cesium levels five times the usual amount were detected in the seaweed and fish. The whole world took notice of the strange phenomena that occurred on the shores of Vancouver, thousands of kilometers away from Japan. One Canadian research center has been analyzing marine plants on the Vancouver shores since 2012 to identify the cause. The result of their tests showed that iodine and cesium were detected in much of their marine plants

31:20 in — Not many people directly feel the dangers of radiation yet, but if the Fukushima radiation contamination continues, not even Canada will be safe. The Japanese government is still dumping contaminated water into the sea.

31:35 in — Hisako Sakiyama, former head researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Science: “There is a lot of strontium as well as tritium in the contaminated water. There will be serious problem if those matters reach outside… Buts since the Fukushima accident, the contaminated water has been flowing underground… It is flowing into the sea from somewhere. So the sea is also becoming contaminated.”

32:20 in — Tepco has been insisting that no radioactive materials have been detected in the sea. However it’s been confirmed through press reports that fatally high concentrations of radioactive material has been leaked to the sea. [Graphic: “The problem of radioactive materials from Fukushima leaking into the sea still serious… it has been revealed that ‘serious ocean pollution has been going on.'”]

42:15 inThe Fukushima accident was catastrophic not just to Japan but to humanity as a whole. There have been considerable damages until now, but no one knows how far the damages will be in the future. The Fukushima accident is not a thing of the past but something that is ongoing even now and the future that we will face.

Watch the broadcast here

Published: April 28th, 2016 at 11:45 am ET


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457 comments to TV: North America will not be safe from Fukushima radiation if plant keeps leaking — Animals “suddenly died” on west coast right after 2011 disaster… Whole world noticed this strange phenomenon — “Fatally high” levels of radioactive material has entered ocean… serious pollution is ongoing (VIDEO)

  • rogerthat

    Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river via AP

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime’s exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

    Some 50 kilometers (30 miles) upstream from Dambaev’s crumbling village lies Mayak, a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is imported annually from neighboring nations.

    The results can be felt in every aching household along the Techa, where doctors record rates of chromosomal abnormalities, birth defects and cancers vastly higher than the Russian average — and citizens such as Dambaev are left to rue the government’s failure over four decades to admit the danger.


    Thousands already have been resettled by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp. to new homes two kilometers (a mile) inland from the river, leaving Dambaev’s village of Muslyumovo …

    • rogerthat

      in a state of steady decay as shops close and abandoned homes are bulldozed. The evacuations began in 2008, two decades after Russia started to admit disasters past and present stretching from Mayak’s earliest days in the late 1940s as the maker of plutonium for the first Soviet atomic bombs.

      The question, 30 years after the former Soviet Union’s greatest nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, is whether Mayak is truly cleaning up its act or remains primed to inflict more invisible damage on Russians. Nuclear regulators say waste no longer reaches the river following the last confirmed dumping scandal in 2004, but anti-nuclear activists say it’s impossible to tell given the level of state secrecy.

      Vladimir Slivyak, an activist for the Russian environmentalist group EcoDefense, has visited villages downstream from Mayak many times to help document the poor health of locals in the area, 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) east of Moscow near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan.


      But when the AP took a Geiger counter to the riverbank outside Dambaev’s home, the meter reading surged at the water line and the machine began beeping loudly and continuously. Measurements ranged from 8.5 to 9.8 microsieverts — 80 to 100 times the level of naturally occurring background radiation. A typical chest X-ray involves a burst of about 100 microsieverts.

      Nuclear Safety Institute member Leonid Bolshov bills these levels as safe, saying: “The level of pollution in the water today …

      • rogerthat

        is incomparably less to what it used to be.”

        What it used to be is pretty bad. Environmentalists estimate that Mayak tossed 76 million cubic meters (2.68 billion cubic feet) of untreated waste — enough to fill more than 30,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools — into the river from 1948 to the mid-1950s as nuclear scientists scrambled to catch up to the U.S. nuclear program.


        A study by Greenpeace in 2007, citing hospital records and door-to-door surveys of Muslyumovo residents, reported cancer rates 3.6 times higher than the Russian national average. Russian scientists have reported residents suffer 25 times more genetic defects than the general population.

        A decades-long Radiation Research Society study of people living near the Techa River conducted jointly by Russian and American scientists has linked radiation particularly to higher rates of cancer of the uterus and esophagus. In their latest 2015 report, the scientists analyzed 17,435 residents born before 1956, among them 1,933 with cancer. They found that the vast majority of residents had accumulated heightened deposits of strontium-90 in their bones and such “radiation exposure has increased the risks for most solid cancers.”

        Such figures come as no surprise to one of Muslyumovo’s longest-serving doctors, Gulfarida Galimova, a gynecologist and family general practitioner who started work in the village’s hospital in 1981. Galimova says she was immediately struck …

        • rogerthat

          by the exceptional volume of pediatric emergencies involving miscarriages, early and still births, and newborns with malformed limbs and other defects.

          Read more at Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

          • Mack Mack

            This took a lot of time and research so I hope it doesn't get lost:

            >> Here is the KEY to stopping Japan releasing radioactively-contaminated-water into the sea →

            (1) First, here's a Quote from the video that Enenews admin linked to:

            “When you look at the London Agreement, and the London Convention of 2003, Japan, Korea and the U.S. are all members. Basically, we're not allowed to dump wastes into the sea. Not only radioactive wastes, but also other wastes. However, in this case, no one in the international community is criticizing Japan…Japan is violating an international agreement. At the least, in regards to radioactive materials.”

            Quote of SEO Gyun-ryeol @32:39

            —-> This link explains the “London Agreement"

            (2) Second, for 40 years it is the IAEA that has provided guidance on dumping at sea.

            Does that inspire confidence in you that the pro-nuclear IAEA is providing guidance on radioactive dumping at sea?

            —> Here is the IAEA's 100-page updated manual (January 2015) on guidelines for dumping at sea


            • Mack Mack

              (3) The manual contains quotes like this –>

              “…an ‘optimum solution’ would be that determining what level of radiological protection makes exposures and the probability and magnitude of potential exposures “as low as reasonably achievable, economic and social factors being taken into account” (ALARA), as recommended by the ICRP [12] and adopted in IAEA safety standards [9].”

              So they are relying on recommendations by ICRP which is funded by “DONATIONS” from Nuclear Industry groups such as the IAEA, the U.S. NRC, DOE, etc.

              Their recommendations consider “economic” factors so most likely money will be the major factor in 'protections' versus true human-health protection.

              (4) Here are the radiation doses they recommend:

              = Crew/public, individual dose 10 µSv in a year

              = Crew/public, collective dose 1 man Sv in a year

              = Marine fish, dose rate 40–400 µGy/h

              = Marine crustacean, dose rate 400–4000 µGy/h

              = Seaweed, dose rate 40–400 µGy/h

              How kind of them to recommend that YOU be exposed to MORE radiation.

              (5) An ambitious eco-attorney or a water-protection-organization need to sue Japan, etc.

              (6) I hope CodeShutdown or Dana will read the above manual and do an analysis of it.

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                thanks Mack. Maybe there is no international outcry, no enforcement of the ocean dumping agreements, because all the governments are corrupted and doing business with the criminals/corporations. Imagine if there was a rogue company who was a threat to big nuke business. Imagine if they dumped some toxin in the ocean…or lets make it more interesting, say CO2…no lets take it all the way to rainwater…lets say you collect rainwater from your roof in Colorado. Indeed, the biggest criminals are above the law. You can kill the Pacific but woe to you who collect rainwater.

            • Tough getting the ones who manage agreements to police themselves. London agreement and other international laws regarding dumping waste into bodies of water don't mean a thing when the management has created the cesspool themselves (IAEA allows Japan to dump). There are no responsible guardians. TEPCO and JGov and US nuclear corps and agencies all ought have been dragged into international courts already.

  • rogerthat

    Kyushu Electric assures public that nuclear plant is safe via The Asahi Shimbun
    Kyushu Electric Power Co. brushed aside safety concerns expressed in thousands of phone calls and e-mails, saying its Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture faces no danger from the quakes rattling the southern main island.

    The Nuclear Regulation Authority also supports the utility’s stance that there is no need to shut down the nuclear plant, even as a safety precaution during the seismic activity.

    “Nuclear power is energy defined as necessary in the nation’s basic energy plan,” Kyushu Electric President Michiaki Uryu said at a news conference in Fukuoka on April 28. “We are operating (the Sendai plant) after confirming its safety and concluding that there is no problem with continuing to operate it.” …

    Even if the Sendai plant loses its ability to cool the reactors after powerful earthquakes, the operator is believed to be prepared to prevent a severe accident involving the release of radioactive substances by cooling the reactors using fire engines, power supply vehicles and other sources under the new regulations.

    But those erring on the side of caution note that the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, spawned a tsunami that Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, was clearly unprepared for.

    And two earthquakes 28 hours apart in the recent series of temblors …

  • m a x l i

    Help! I wanted to read something Sickputer recommended 2…3 days ago. It was something about an Conca article + comments. Now I can't find Sickputer's comment between all the wallpaper. If someone is able to help, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    • or-well

      m a x l i
      I think it was this Forbes article.

      I don't know where Sickputer's comment is here but the comments under the article have that distinctive name I recall Sickputer mentioning.

      • or-well

        Oh – and m a x l i, I think someone may have a number of yodel diplomas ( no name mentioned ).

        • m a x l i

          Smiling. I'm amazed what precious stuff you dig out. The name of some Dödel should be left out, because we want to keep our comments short in order to not blow up and stretch the comment section too much.

          I already had a look at that Forbes article, but was unsure if this was what Sickputer mentioned. The comments I glanced over were a bit dry-philosophical, difficult to read and understand for me. Maybe I expected something more juicy, something for the average reader.

          By the way: There's not enough love between people:

          • m a x l i

            I forgot to say the chronological Comment Archive is extremely impractical to use if you try to find something you have seen only one or two days ago (let alone weeks or month). Those with no name and with many names are doing their job very well.

          • Sickputer

            Original posts in Dead Animals Litter California beaches thread subgroup 2 on April 27:

            April 27, 2016 at 12:07 am · Reply
            Can't believe how bad Jimmy Conknuts just got his bell rung about 15 times in the Comments section at Conknuts' latest nucleoape trash novella at Forbes!

            Wow! Agnotologist! Huzzah! Huzzah! I have seen the biggest ass whipping in literary nucleoape history!

            Read and enjoy! Don't even read the Conknuts typical nucleoape shit…blow on down to the good stuff in Comments! He got his ass handed to him in a Strontium-90 clam sandwich!


            April 27, 2016 at 12:10 am · Reply
            I am archive saving the Forbes article and Commrnts section for posterity! I feel they may purge the comments doon because Conca took such an assbeating.

            Purge away Forbes radsheet! Your unmasking is on the Net now forever.

            SP: Update for Maxli:

            Agnotologist really tore Conca to pieces. So much so they had to ban Agnotologist after the 4th group of posts. Then Hot Rod Adams had to show up and massage Concas wounded ego.
            It was juicy as far as I view it. Conca was verbally beaten! Good job Agnotologist! Come see Enenews anytime.

            • Sickputer

              BTW Maxli… Google is a great friend for finding Enenews specific posts. Normally within two days the Google spiderbots have everything archived. It may not take you directly to the specific post, but gets you to the thread and then you can find it. I found it quickly entering this into Google search: Sickputer enenews Conknuts


              • Sickputer

                I will also say I am pretty sure who Agnotologist is, but in the spirit similar to what I have been shown on Enenews myself (since I am not exactly hard to unmask but Enenewsers have covered for me for over 5 years) i do not care to unmask the Lone Ranger who gave us all such a victory on Forbes…bit I will reveal a little background on the word meaning of our honorary jousting knight's pseudonym:

                That word stands for Lone Rangers who draw attention to people and organisations who deliberately promote ignorance for their own ends. Kinda like the people who unmasked the 75 years of lies by the tobacco industry.

                The bigger the lie and the bigger the financial stakes, so too the more money the miscreant proponents spend to perpetuate the lie. Classic Big Brother tactics. We do indeed live in an Orwellian world. Fight it too hard and you may get a rat mask on your face. I prefer to gnaw on the lies myself. I have already died briefly once from Fukushima radiation-induced illness. Death, where is thy sting! (Not here)

                • danger kitty danger kitty

                  Hi Sickputer, I'd love to read Agnotologist's comment on Conknuts, but I can't pull it up. Think it's a bandwidth prob in my rural area- takes 3-5 minutes to load a text webpage- IF it loads. Would it be possible for you to post Agnotologist's comment?
                  I don't post often, for the reason stated, but I lurk everyday; you all are my constant companions in spirit- my neck of the woods is filled with the clueless.
                  Glad you're still with us; every day us newsers stay alive is a revolutionary act.

                  • Sickputer

                    dk typed these pixels of light:

                    "Hi Sickputer, I'd love to read Agnotologist's comment on Conknuts"

                    SP: Here is a Fair Use repost of the neat Comments to the 23-paragraph Chernobyl smooze trip JC lays on the sleeping sheep:

                    "More DeNiAl propaganda. You quote people like the WHO or IAEA to support your claims, yet they used the theory of LNT to derive their estimates. We will never observe the 4,000 deaths because cancer is cancer. We can’t see what caused the mutations of a particular cancer. MUDslinging (Manufacture of Uncertainty and Doubt), by a non-expert [JC]."

"Science isn’t done by credentialism, it is done by scientific consensus. The consensus is LNT, just like the consensus supports evolution or anthropogenic global warming. Conca’s credentials gets him a Forbes blog to MUDsling."

                    Post 1 of several

                    • Sickputer

                      "You obviously don’t understand science. If someone has scientific credentials then they should appreciate the scientific method, which is documenting evidence. publishing it for peer review, and forming scientific consensus conclusions. The scientific consensus is LNT. Do you need evidence of that? See publications by WHO, IAEA, ICRP, NCRP, UNSCEAR, etc. So why is someone with credentials circumventing science? Because he has a pro-nuclear industry agenda. His credentials are now worthless."

                      JC: "You’re confusing an hypothesis with established science. You also haven’t followed the evolution of thought on LNT by these organizations. In 2014, the U.N. finally stated it is incorrect to use LNT to estimate cancers in large populations over long time periods. I know these publications very well, being in this field. The history of LNT is one of those subjects easily misunderstood."

                      Post 2 of several

                    • Sickputer

"No, I understand science and the history of the theory of LNT. If it were a hypothesis you could test it. Go ahead. But you can’t because it is an explanation (theory) based on many tested hypotheses. Creationists refer to evolution as a hypothesis too, so you’re in “good” company."

                      "Hypothesis and Theory have specific definitions. Hypothesis is not rigorously tested but has a reasonable hypothetical basis. Theory is rigorously tested but still requires complete scientific consensus. Evolution was a theory, is now fact. Creationism never was even an hypothesis since there is no theoretical basis for it. Plate Tectonics was a theory, but now is fact. LNT is still an hypothesis, not a theory."

                      Post 3 of several

                    • Sickputer

                      "You need to take a remedial philosophy of science course. A hypothesis is not rigorously tested when first conceived, but it MUST be testable to be a scientific hypothesis. It has to be tested to be found either true or not. A theory is an explanation constructed of multiple tested hypotheses. A theory can NOT be proven true, it can only be falsifiable and must be capable of being falsifiable. Creationism is a hypothesis that can not be tested, so it isn’t science.

                      Plate tectonics is a theory based on many tested hypotheses. Like any theory it may be falsifiable in the future. LNT is a theory, like evolution, plate tectonics and global warming. They all share the same facet that they are all subject to attack by those who don’t like the conclusions of the theories."

                      "No, a theory is unlikely to be falsified in the future because it has been tested so much. But evolution and plate tectonics are no longer theories because of the preponderance of evidence at all scales. Most evidence of LNT shows it to be incorrect, there is no evidence in support of it, even at the cellular level, even at the theoretical level. You really haven’t read Mueller’s work, have you? There were no low-level results, they were all well above 20 rem, most above 50 rem, and at huge dose rates. Even the beagle studies concur, as do all the nuclear worker studies. LNT falls apart at doses below 10 rem. Since that’s the background levels, that’s fine.

                      Post 4 of several

                    • Sickputer

                      Part 4 continued:

                      JC: shouldn’t worry about moving to Colorado or the Causasus Mts. It’s not that effects don’t exist at all at low doses, it’s just that those effects at doses less than 10 rem are so small they are overwhelmed by all other factors – they disappear in the noise. LNT demands that they are not. If living in a region at twice background dose of another shows no increased radiation-induced cancer deaths then LNT is wrong as it does not allow for mitigating circumstances."

                    • Sickputer

                      "There are scientific consensus publications which you can read. I’ve mentioned some above"

                      "No, a conservative regulatory policy accepted as a worst case is not scientific consensus. You’re not citing radiobiologists health physicists. In all the radiochemistry and nuclear labs I worked in, we followed ALARA and LNT because it was policy, not science."


                      "The reason it was policy was because it was in accords with legally authorized scientific consensus body conclusions. You are very unethical."

                      "No, you need to stop confusing political, administrative or regulatory consensus with scientific consensus."

                      Post 5 of 6

                    • Sickputer

"You wrote “Scientists outside the field disagree…”. You are not a molecular biologists [biologist], an epidemiologist, a health physicist, etc. So why are you misleading people?"

"I am a geochemist and biochemist who has worked in this field for many years, including conducting experiments on the biological effects of low-level radiation, primarily with bacteria."

                      "YOU don’t matter. Science is about what the scientific consensus concludes. You should know that. The legally authorized scientific consensus bodies have concluded that LNT best describes low dose radiation effects. Just like other scientific consensus bodies have concluded CO2 is warming the planet. If you have the evidence to overturn the scientific consensus, do what honest, objective scientists do and publish it in the peer reviewed literature and see if others agree. You don’t have any such evidence. You do have a Forbes blog, though"

                      SP: that was the last post by Agnotologist

                      Post 6 of 6

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Thank you SP.

                      This individual is the American Dr. Yamishita…

                      The lies and distortions of James Conca and his Science Media Centre advisors concerning the health of the children of Fukushima


                    • GOM GOM

                      For you..[&ty]

                      James Conca..note: UFA Ventures, Inc…research & INVESTING

                      Prior to re-joining UFA Ventures, Conca was Director of the Center for Laboratory Sciences for RJLee Group. Before that, Conca was Director of the NMSU Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, the independent monitoring facility for the DOE WIPP nuclear repository. He came to NMSU from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was Project Leader for Radionuclide Geochemistry. Before that, Conca was on the faculty at Washington State University Tri-Cities, and President of UFA Ventures, Inc. Conca obtained a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1985, as well as a Masters in Planetary Science in 1981, and a BS in Geology and Biochemistry from Brown University in 1979.


                      California Institute of Technology
                      PhD, Geochemistry
                      1979 – 1985

                      Brown University
                      BS, Geology/Biology
                      1975 – 1979


                      From bio page..LinkedIn:
                      WENDY KOCH

                      Consultant at WORLD BANK GROUP
                      Washington D.C. Metro Area Writing and Editing

                      "I'm an innovative storyteller and communications strategist with robust experience in radio, print, and digital media.."


                    • GOM GOM

                      JAMES CONCA

                      Dr. James Conca is Senior Scientist for UFA Ventures, Inc., a Trustee.., Bechtel Nevada (Nevada Test Site), and the Department of Defense.

                      ANY FCKING QUESTIONS??

                      Recipient of the Department of Geology Research Award … testing laboratory, UFA Ventures, Inc., having unique capabilities including – … Clients included the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental.

                      …federal government's nuclear defense research and production activities.


                    • Sickputer

                      Google Judith Wright fish bones

                      The better half to Jimmy. Smart people and very educated. But we don't agree on nuclear history…past, present, or future.

                      I know he has to feel good the 311 incident did not happen on his watch. But the lax safety standards were the rule, not the exception.

                      Big brawny guys with gloves and cowboy boots, previously nary a rea radiation mask one. Wrangling 500,000 barrels of waste into crumbling salt chambers. Fixing the "kitty litter" excuse won't change the endemic problems of putting million year waste into leaky salt deposits close to thousands of injection well activity and southwest river channels.

                      The ship has sailed for those barrels…too dangerous to pull them out, yet too dangerous for future generations. We didn't learn a frigging thing from the German salt mines.

                      I guess they figure the tombs will last as long as the human race which is probably not going to be measured in dinosaur time cycles.

                    • danger kitty danger kitty

                      Thank you so much Sickputer, for posting Agnotologist's Comments on the Conk. 'Twas a thing of Beauty, indeed. My favorite line : "…cancer is cancer ". Simple enough for my three-pounder to understand & remember. And wield !
                      No wonder the Rod injected hisself into the situation for backup. Course, with friends like that…. they're one stooge short of a great comedy team. Who could be the third?…I know !… Wade Allison. Hear he's got a new book out, rads fur lifers or sumpin. He gives his book great reviews !

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. I am still thinking about PhilipUpNorth's discussion about isolating radiation at Fukushima, at Fukushima. It seems reasonable to me, and I am sure I am not the first to consider this, but Japan could purchase as many Supertankers, as is needed, to pump the contaminated water, now in storage tanks, into the Supertankers. Then the Supertankers could be moored until a system could be found to remove the radioactive contaminates from the water.

    Already enough radioactive contamination has been released from Fukushima, to kill the Pacific Ocean. If this contamination of the Pacific Ocean by the Government of Japan ,and the acquiescence by all other Governments in the world to help Japan, in time, all the Oceans of the Earth will be contaminated. I think when people finally understand that Fukushima is will kill everything in all the Oceans, it will be far too late to save most this planet.

    Here is my point: Japan is broke. The BanK of Japan has been printing money to proffer Abenomics, but Abenonics isn't working.
    It looks to me as if Japan's economy is going to fail. How can Japan de-commission Fukushima if it has no money? We can see now that Japan has money, for the time being, to spend on de-commissioning Fukushima, even though TEPCO is foolishly wasting that money on failed projects.

    What will happen to our children's children if we do nothing?


    • ISeePinkClouds


      Interview with Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator & engineer, Apr 23, 2015, starting at 15:15 in (emphasis added):

      Question: “Do you agree that this is, essentially — if it runs the next 20 years without anything happening — basically an extinction event for a good part of the human race and higher life forms?”
      Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator & engineer: “I just jotted down some thoughts really quickly, these are myths of Fukushima: Containment – there isn’t any, even though today they started off probably another failed attempt at the ice walls; Cold shutdown is a myth at Fukushima — they declared it, but there is no cold shut down there; Cooling is a myth there, because you can’t tell that there is actual cooling going to where ever the fuel is; Waste processing… mountains of plastic bags, a mountain of them — that’s waste processing?; Decommissioning is a myth; Cleanup is a myth, it’s a waste generation facility; … There is no containment; Emergency planning there is also a myth, as we have seen because of the faulty electrical systems and everything else from the makeshift system they do have running. So, I am in agreement with your statement.“



    The National Resources Defense Council estimated the total yield of all nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1980 at 510 megatons (Mt). Atmospheric tests alone accounted for 428 mt, equivalent to over 29,000 Hiroshima size bombs.

    The first nuclear test was carried out by the United States in July 1945, followed by the Soviet Union in 1949, the United Kingdom in 1952, France in 1960, and China in 1964. The National Resources Defense Council estimated the total yield of all nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1980 at 510 megatons (Mt). Atmospheric tests alone accounted for 428 mt, equivalent to over 29,000 Hiroshima size bombs.

    So, where is all that deadly energy? Everywhere..

    >Global Energy Transfer, Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation

    The forms of energy that are most important in geologic processes are:

    Kinetic Energy (meteorite impact, movement of wind and water, ocean currents)
    Gravitational Potential Energy (falling rain gains kinetic energy from its gravitational potential, water flowing down from mountains)
    Thermal Energy (input from the sun, radioactive decay, molten rocks). Transmitted by conduction, convection, radiation
    Chemical Energy (holds together atoms in molecules, the energy of the chemical bond)
    Nuclear Energy (released during radioactive decay)

    Brillant Site..dont miss it

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. GOM. Ty. Geology 105. Cools. I needed a refresher. I liked this at the end. It made me ponder, and chuckle.

      From: A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

      Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.

      The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.

      On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops.

      Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

      "I am haunted by waters."



    Mayor of Kyushu town welcomes nuclear waste disposal site talks
    Japan, April 27, Kyodo

    The mayor of the town of Genkai in southwestern Japan welcomed Wednesday the possibility of negotiating with the Japanese government to host a final disposal site for highly radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants.

    The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes are a series of … It was the first earthquake to occur on the island of Kyushu to register as a 7 on the Japan Meteorological Agency's (JMA) seismic …

    1,000 quakes recorded in two Kyushu prefectures in two weeks since initial jolt..

    APRIL 28, 2016

    the place is a friggin war zone..


    Japan studying disposal of highly radioactive waste under seabed …
    The Japan Times › 2016/01/26

    The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has started work on identifying the technical challenges of constructing a disposal facility under the seabed for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel.

    A study group set up by the ministry is to finish the work by around summer.

    Such a facility would have to be connected to an onshore facility through a tunnel so as not to violate an international law that restricts dumping nuclear waste at sea.

  • ISeePinkClouds


    Nuclear power plant stays online in Japan despite 1,000 quakes, public concern
    Published time: 29 Apr, 2016 18:30

    Despite thousands of seismic jolts occurring after a major earthquake recently rocked southern Japan and caused widespread public concern over safety in the region, authorities say there is no need to shut down the local nuclear plant.

    As many as 1,006 aftershocks with a magnitude of one and above on the Japanese seven-point seismic scale occurred in the central regions of Kyushu island, Japan Meteorological Agency reported on Thursday, urging local residents to remain vigilant.

    Meanwhile Kyushu Electric Power Co. announced that the Sendai nuclear plant located in Kagoshima prefecture won’t stop operating for a period of intensified seismic activity, neglecting nearly 5,000 phone calls and emails from concerned community members, Asahi Shimbun newspaper said.

    Nothing happened in Kyushu.

    Nothing happened in Fukushima, either.

    Can't wait for the Olympics.


  • rogerthat

    By Hiroyuki Hamada

    Have you seen images from Japan showing mountains of black bags filled with radioactive soil? You probably wondered what they are going to do with them, right? The bags only last for a few years, and in fact, I’ve seen pictures of bags already broken with weeds sticking out from them.

    Well, the mystery is solved. The government changed the law in secret meetings so that the radioactive waste is no longer radioactive. They raised the safety level from 100 becquerel per kg to 8000 becquerel per kg.

    According to the secret meetings, the formerly radioactive material will be now safely used as construction material across the nation.

    Now I wonder what they will do with the radio active water stored in already leaking giant tanks around the nuclear plants. They are right by the Pacific Ocean.

    By the way, for those who can not grasp what all this oddity means, the simple way to understand is that instead of coming up with safe ways to take care of dangerous radioactive materials, the Japanese government decided to work with media and industry to make money off of people’s health. It is more profitable to spread radiation across Japan than taking care of people’s lives. And that way, those who take care of people’s health can make money too. …

  • rogerthat

    … Environmental and consumer interests watched with skepticism as the committee hurried to produce legislation altering the largely de-regulated energy market after Dominion Resources raised questions in March about the economic viability of its two-reactor Millstone plant in Waterford.

    The measure passed Friday never was subjected to public hearing, nor was it available for review until shortly before debate. Instead, the Energy and Technology Committee held an informational hearing about the financial pressures on the nuclear industry a month ago. …

    • rogerthat

      … The nuclear industry hired Evan Bayh, a former U.S. senator and governor from Indiana, as co-chair of Nuclear Matters, to raise the alarm about nuclear plants that have closed prematurely for economic reasons …

  • rogerthat

    i like this:


    APR. 29, 2016

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Schuyler Gould, who is a member of Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance and a board member of New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution. He is a retired building contractor living in Barre.

    • rogerthat

      … and this gem among the comments:

      … Does the writer of this failed commentary ever consider the messes made by industrial wind/solar? Does it dawn on the nukaphobes that most of this wind/solar junk causes severe pollution in its manufacture, transport, installation and maintenance, can’t be recycled and does permanent damage to the land? …

  • rogerthat

    … Forty-eight micrograms per litre were found in one sample. The Saskatchewan guideline allows for 20 micrograms per litre. …

  • rogerthat

    APRIL 29, 2016 8:00 PM
    Customers to foot $50 million bill for FPL cooling canal clean-up

    Utility defends handling of Turkey Point canals at rare senate field hearing

    … The hearing also illustrated FPL’s considerable political influence in Tallahassee. Two of the senators on the panel, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, and Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, both have worked as lobbyists for FPL. In addition, Flores's PAC has received $5,900 in contributions from FPL.

    Read more here:

  • rogerthat

    'It was always worth the fight': community ecstatic to be off nuclear waste dump list

    April 30, 2016

    … Yesterday Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg confirmed the government’s intention to acquire 100 hectares of Barndioota station, 130 kilometres north-east of Port Augusta, for the storage of low-level and intermediate radioactive waste. …

  • rogerthat

    California’s State Senate approved a resolution Thursday to urge the federal government to pass a bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct temporary interim storage of spent nuclear fuel at facilities away from San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a few miles south of San Clemente. The resolution was authored by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel.

    “It’s way past time for the federal government to move the nuclear waste stored at San Onofre to a location away from densely populated and environmentally sensitive areas,” Bates stated …

    Language in the bill deems the areas that would take the nuclear waste must have consent from the facility accepting it as well as the neighboring communities. Areas in Texas and New Mexico have been mentioned as possible storage sites.

    The press release from Bates stated the nuclear waste stored at the current facility is on or near earthquake faults. …

  • rogerthat

    About a mile from homes in Missouri’s St. Louis County lies a radioactive hot spot with contamination levels hundreds of times above federal safety guidelines. But there are no plans to clean it up.

    That is because the location, tainted with waste from atomic- …

  • rogerthat

    Indigenous owners outraged at site earmarked for Australia’s first nuclear waste dump

    Traditional owners describe backing for facility on South Australian cattle station beside Indigenous cultural site as ‘cultural genocide’

    Calla Wahlquist
    Friday 29 April 2016

    A South Australian cattle station that is part-owned by the state’s Liberal party director and next to an Indigenous Protected Area has been provisionally selected as the site of Australia’s first nuclear waste dump, outraging traditional owners.

    Wallerberdina Station near Barndioota, just under 500km north of Adelaide in the Flinders Rangers, was one of six sites nominated for the proposed dump last year. It is now the only site under consideration.

    The resources minister, Josh Frydenberg, said on Friday that the site had been “shortlisted” following a four-month consultation process and that the final decision would be made within 12 months.

    “While encouraging levels of support were identified across a number of these sites, Barndioota displayed a broad level of community support for moving to the project’s next phase,” he said.

    But the local Indigenous community do not support the proposal. Adnyamathanha traditional owners asked the federal government to reject the …

    • rogerthat

      nomination of the site in November, saying that the proposed dump site was near significant cultural sites, including Hookina Creek, which is a women’s place that is also a registered heritage site.

      Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) chief executive Vince Coulthard said he was “totally disgusted” by the announcement.

      “This is our land, we have been here forever and we will always be here and we are totally opposed to this dump,” he said.

      Coulthard said there had been minimal consultation with traditional owners and described the decision as “cultural genocide”.

      “ATLA is disgusted that the only contact they have had is a short meet and greet-type session at the last AGM,” he said. “We believed they were going to meet with the board in an official capacity, prior to any announcement happening. But this certainly didn’t happen.”

      Adnyamathanha woman Regina McKenzie said that hearing the site had been earmarked felt like hearing news of a death.

      “It was shock and then a lot of emotion, myself and my sister said it’s like getting news of a death, that’s the kind of emotion we felt,” McKenzie told ABC news on Friday.

      “Our culture in that area is being ignored, it’s not good for our area, I don’t think, it’s something we will fight against, we don’t want a waste dump in our area whatsoever.”

      She told Guardian Australia last month that proposing to build the site was an attack on the Indigenous belief system.

      Nearby Yappala station …

      • rogerthat

        was declared an Indigenous Protected Area in 2014.

        Frydenberg said an independent Indigenous heritage assessment, conducted in consultation with traditional owners, would be undertaken as part of the next phase of the project, and that the government would talk to Indigenous stakeholders “to explore local ecotourism opportunities.”

        He said the resources department would set up a local office to conduct the detailed design, safety, environmental and technical assessment, and to conduct further community consultation.

        The community will also get $2m for local projects. If it is confirmed as the final site, it will get $10m.

        Kokatha-Mula elder Sue Coleman-Haseldine, co-chair of the Australia Nuclear Free Alliance, said the decision was devastating.

        “We’ve already been poisoned through the Maralinga bomb tests,” Coleman-Haseldine said on Friday, referring to the British nuclear tests in the Woomera Prohibited Area, 675km west of Barndioota, in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

        “Do we really need any more nuclear, whether it’s low level or not? There’s always the chance of accidents.

        “I feel really sorry for the [Aboriginal] people who have to go through this and the other people who have to live under a nuclear cloud.”

        The site would store low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste, such as material left over from medical procedures. That waste is currently stored …

        • rogerthat

          at 100 small facilities around the country and federal governments have been trying, unsuccessfully, to find a site for a central storage facility since the 1990s.

          Former South Australian senator and current state Liberal party director, Greg Chapman, who part-owns the Wallerberdina Station, told ABC radio in Adelaide that he was surprised the federal government had narrowed its options down to one site.

          While in parliament, Chapman chaired the select committee that recommended the country’s low-level nuclear waste be stored in a single facility.

          “So it’s taken some 20 years to get to this stage and they’re still considering a decision,” he said.

          The preliminary findings of the South Australian royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle found that nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities could provide a substantial economic benefit to the state, but recommended against the state having its own nuclear power plants.

  • rogerthat

    note that this story is published by the Japan Times:

    Owner of burning, reeking Missouri landfill nearing Cold War nuclear waste agrees to new EPA steps
    APR 29, 2016

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.

    While stressing there’s no evidence the nagging fire has greatly spread, regional EPA chief Mark Hague told reporters on a conference call that Republic Services will install temperature monitors, as well as cooling loops or heat extractors designed to help control the fire’s temperature.

    The company also will broaden a plastic cover over the landfill, partly to suppress odors and to block out oxygen that could feed the blaze, Hague said.

    As part of the agreement, the EPA said, Republic must submit plans for the cooling system within 30 days and finish the work four months after construction begins.

    The smoldering Bridgeton Landfill west of St. Louis is adjacent to the West Lake Landfill, where Cold War-era nuclear waste was buried four decades ago. Hague said the moves made public Thursday were precautionary. …


    British Nuclear Tests…Christmas Island.

    Who does this without conscience?

    ..The bomb fell for nearly a minute before the time fuse launched the ignition process and, 8,000ft above the sea, at 10.38am local time, it exploded.
    What followed was both majestic and horrific..

    In the 1950s, Britain was desperate to have its own nukes, and undertook a number of atomic tests in a picturesque corner of the Pacific known as Christmas Island. Dubbed Operation Grapple, they detonated a series of atmospheric nuclear devices, without bothering to evacuate either their personnel, or the inhabitants of the island. Some reports say that instead of protective gear, the servicemen were just told to turn their backs from the explosion, and cover their faces with their hands. The men reported a flash so bright they could see their bones through their hands, and so strong that it knocked many over. And afterwards, they all ate fish from ocean, swam in the lagoon, and drank the local water.

    The American Government continued to perform tests in the area for years. Both sides deny any long term ill effects to the servicemen or local population.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu – the fifth 7.0+ magnitude quake this year
    Posted on April 29, 2016



    A continuing threat to all humanity

    Today many thousands of nuclear weapons remain in the world – more than two decades since the end of the Cold War. Even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons, they are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. The detonation of just one nuclear bomb over a large city could kill more than a million people. The use of tens or hundreds could disrupt the global climate, causing widespread agricultural collapse and famine.

    No matter the scale of the attack, an adequate humanitarian response would not be possible. Given the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons, banning and eradicating them is the only responsible course of action.

    A global ban on nuclear weapons is long overdue and can be achieved in the near future with enough public pressure and political leadership. A ban would not only make it illegal for nations to
    use or possess nuclear weapons; it would also help pave the way to their complete elimination. Nations committed to reaching the goal of abolition should begin negotiating a ban now. Pacific island nations, whose people have experienced first-hand the devastating impact of nuclear weapons, should be at the forefront of such an effort.

    Report has color maps, graphs, personal stories, ocean damage…one of the best I have seen.


  • rogerthat

    Shut Dimona nuclear reactor, urges founding scientist via The Times of Israel

    Aging facility ‘may be world’s oldest reactor,’ says Uzi Even, after 1,537 defects found at aluminum core; says Israel couldn’t build new one without international help

    A scientist who was among the founders of the Dimona nuclear reactor on Tuesday said the 53-year-old facility should be shuttered for safety reasons, after a report detailed over 1,500 problems with the aging plant.

    Dr. Uzi Even, a former Meretz party member, was responding to a report that said breakthrough ultrasound testing has revealed 1,537 defects and flaws at the aluminum core in Israel’s nuclear facility situated near the southern city. …

    • Sol Man

      Gerry Thomas has thoroughly discredited herself as a professional and a human being. It matters not that she may have made an error, she is a professional and is supposed to double-check her work.

      Thanks for your diligence.

  • rogerthat

    Australia: ethics and the nuclear industry – theme for April 2016
    There is nothing ethical about the nuclear industry. It was begun in a 1940s scheme to kill millions of people – first with a plan to do this by radiation, then changed to do it by explosive annihilation of cities.

    Sadly, some nuclear physicists thought they could turn all this to good – with producing electricity “too cheap to meter”. Many accidents, many cancers and birth defects later, the nuclear industry has proved just as toxic as it was in the 1940s.

    Now Australia is faced with a new phase in the immorality of this toxic industry. The plan to import nuclear wastes is part of a global scheme to renew the failing nuclear industry – to build more reactors and produce more wastes.

    As shown in the nuclear industry’s advertising film “Pandora’s Promise” this new “renaissance” of nuclear power is built on the idea of consuming ever more material products and electricity.

    The sales pitch that “new nukes” will “eat nuclear wastes” is a lie, that would saddle our grandchildren, great-grand-children and beyond with a poisonous radioactive legacy. …

  • rogerthat

    Drigg Lock the Gate on Nuclear Wastes
    Marianne B

    Apr 30, 2016

    The quaint village of Drigg hosts the UKs 'Low Level Waste Repository', (Nuclear Dump). This dump is strategically located near the Sellafield nuclear site on the shifting sands of the Cumbrian coast.

    Up to the 1980s radioactive wastes including plutonium wastes were tumble tipped into trenches. Now the site has gone technical and compacts radioactive waste (including plutonium) into rusting shipping containers.

    The site is above the West Cumbrian Aquifer from which many people get their drinking water. The plan is to keep on dumping the high end of "low level" radioactive waste at Drigg despite the threat of inundation not just from the Irish Sea but also from the rivers and becks running through and alongside the site. Many more Driggs and radioactive landfills will be needed if new nuclear build goes ahead.

    Write to the Development Control and Regulation Committee of Cumbria County Council and ask them to refuse permission for the continued use of Drigg as a nuclear waste dump.

    Ask them to lobby government to hold a moratorium on "decommissioning" and dumping (breaking up and 'disposing' of old nuclear plants) which we now know means dispersal of radioactive wastes to the environment.

    more info here:

  • rogerthat

    … One of the reasons French ship builder Direction des Constructions ­Navales Ser­vices, also known as DCNS, won the $50 billion contract was its ability to switch easily to a nuclear version of the submarines being designed for the Royal Australian Navy….

  • rogerthat

    1 MAY 2016
    This Day (Lagos)
    Nigeria: Say No to Nuclear Energy in Nigeria

    … Nigeria's history of disaster management or maintenance culture in the past and the present has much to be desired of, so how can it want to project into a future of nuclear energy with all the attendant risk.

    It does not take an expert in Nuclear energy to be able to state basic obvious facts that are glaring. Any major mishap involving radiation leaks from nuclear energy can lead to a disaster of catastrophic proportion that could lead to thousands of death, long term health problems, spikes in cancer incidents and birth defects.

    The devastation of a nuclear disaster in a highly populated country like Nigeria would send shock waves around the world. A breach in the nuclear containers of a nuclear reactor or a nuclear meltdown would release nuclear materials into the atmosphere and ground and could literally obliterate parts of the country and turn them into waste lands and "ghost lands".

    No matter how prepared even the extremely prepared and efficient countries are, in a case of a nuclear disaster they can only try to mitigate the damage, so what chance would Nigeria have if a nuclear melt down were to occur in the country.

    Even if the argument is that the likelihood of a nuclear disaster is minuscule, should Nigeria of today, the way it is, subject its people to that risk? The risk out weighs the benefit. …

    • rogerthat

      Thirty years on the Chernobyl disaster is still vivid in our minds and the impacts of the damaging effects are still being felt.

      Was it not in Koko, Delta State, that someone shipped in containers of nuclear waste?

      Countries try to get rid of their radio-active waste, yet a Nigerian shipped it into his country and dumped it amongst his people.

      The community, struggling under their daily routine for survival did not sense the eminent danger and instead opened up the containers, used them to collect water and for other domestic use.

      By the time the government brought it to public knowledge, the people in the affected area of Koko had been exposed to radiation.

      When scientist came with Geiger counters to measure the amount of radiation in the area and also on the people, a lot of them did not understand what was going on and had little understanding of the dangers of nuclear radiation.

      Have the people of Koko been followed? Have longitudinal studies been done on their health status? Were children born in that area since the episode monitored?

      Is the soil in that area still being tested regularly or have the people of Koko been forgotten? These are but a few of the questions.

      The people deserve constant electricity power but do not deserve to die for it.

      Which state and whose "backyard" are the nuclear power plants going to be built in? The people need to understand the imminent danger of a nuclear power plant being built in their "backyard"…

      • rogerthat

        The people need to understand the imminent danger of a nuclear power plant being built in their "backyard". Constant electricity supply is important for economic development. The 2billion naira that has been allocated for nuclear plants in the 2016 budget should be used for safer methods of electricity generation.

        Nigeria is blessed with sunshine; it can invest in solar energy. It has vast areas of empty flat land so it can invest in wind energy by using turbines.

        It has valleys and lakes thus it can invest in hydro electric power by building dams. Kainji dam is one of the longest dams in the world. Was the dam ever maintained? Are all the hydro electric turbines working? Even if the dam is drying up, additional new hydroelectric dams can be built.

        Hydro-electric power stations if properly maintained can be a relative inexpensive source of power supply. There are a lot of hydro electric power stations around the world today. Sun, wind and water, these are all safer renewable sources of energy. Nuclear power is not child's play and even the developed and prepared countries have seen that. …

        – Dr Carrington, an International Public Health Consultant, is wife of former US envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Walter Carrington.

        • rogerthat

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    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. rogerthat. Ty. You are appreciated. Peace

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Thank you for all you contribute, rogerthat. I read every one of your posts. Sometimes they anger me, sometimes they are sad…oftentimes they leave me speechless and dazed by their insanity… and occasionally, they bring hope…but somehow…they give me strength to continue the battle against nuclear in the injustices and triumphs they posses. Thank you.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes, thank you, rogerthat.
    You bring in solid work every day.

  • rogerthat

    wow, thank you both for your kind comments, and may i return the compliment with interest.

  • rogerthat–Borehole-Burial-Nuclear-Waste

    April 30, 2016 – 4:20 pm EDT

    REDFIELD, South Dakota — Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored deep underground have met opposition in Spink County from residents who are concerned about the potential drilling project.

    The Aberdeen American News ( reports that organizers attempted to assure residents at recent meetings in Redfield and Tulare that there would be no plan to store nuclear waste in the county.

    Battelle, the nonprofit managing the project, has said that it is looking at sites in Spink County. The U.S. Energy Department project is meant to help determine whether deep rock is suitable for nuclear waste disposal, but would not involve any actual waste.

    Kristie Binger owns and farms land near Tulare. She cited concerns about what would happen if testing finds the county is suitable as a disposal site.

  • rogerthat

    i hope not, lol:


    STORAGE AND DISPOSAL PDF – Are you searching for Nuclear Waste: Foreign Countries’
    Approaches To High-Level Waste Storage And Disposal Books? …

  • rogerthat

    West Texas Site Applies for Nuke Waste License
    April 30, 2016

    By Marisa Endicott, Medill News Service
    The Texas Tribune

    WASHINGTON — A West Texas toxic waste storage facility is seeking a license to accept and store spent nuclear reactor fuel, much of it highly radioactive.

    Waste Control Specialists, which operates a low-level nuclear waste dump in Andrews County, announced Thursday that it has applied for the license to build and maintain a temporary storage site for the spent fuel.

    “We think we’ve got a great site, we’ve got consent with the local community, we think the license application is really good,” said Rod Baltzer, the company’s president and CEO in an interview after the announcement at the National Press Club. …

    The application seeks a 40-year license to take in up to 40,000 metric tons of higher level waste in eight phases, with the possibility for 20-year renewals …

    “We are prepared for – I’ll call it – the long haul,” Baltzer said. “We’ve told our community this could be 60 to 100 years.”

    That raises a red flag for opponents like Diane D’Arrigo, a project director at the non-profit Nuclear Information and Resource Service. “It will give the illusion of a solution,” she said. …

    • rogerthat

      … “If they approve this site, we will have literally thousands, tens of thousands of shipments over the next few decades on our roads and rails.”

      Another challenge for the Texas waste facility will be navigating legal and Congressional hurdles. For the project to go forward, the Department of Energy would have to assume the title to – and liability for – the spent nuclear fuel stored at the site, but it is unclear whether the DOE can take such action on its own or needs Congressional approval. …

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        "The biggest x-factor for us is the contractual matters, and can and when DOE would take title to it and what that process looks like,”
        Of course it's always about who gets the biggest slice of pie
        Even though this planet is the only pie in the sky we know
        The corporate human…they have done their bidding and the rest is null and void

  • rogerthat

    Public Health Implications Of Radioactive Waste Releases
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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Nuclear: Like there's no tomorrow…


    Any specific information leading to the indentification of the source of these 3 events, all this year, would be greatly appreciated. The 3 events I refer to (ALL of which where not documented, nor even mentioned anywhere outside my blog, until I brought it up):

    Ruthenium-103, mid-January 2016, Southern Norway
    Cesium-137, early/mid-March 2016, Far-Northern Finland
    Tellurium-103, late APril 2016, Northen Germnay

    Documentation, respectively:

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    !-> @

    !-> @

    (I suspect Fukushima, but the implications are so dire that this situation demands ongoing investigation)

    – MVB

    • Mack Mack

      MVB, can't remember if I've ever thanked you for your sterling research, but you deserve thanks so thank you.

    • rogerthat

      the gaps in the data are the stuff of nightmares

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Are those detected isotopes similar to one of these bombs, which dates are way earlier?

    • GOM GOM

      I found this, which speaks volumes. The report is actually a very detailed paragraph on hypothetical release in a severe accident. Sellafield or Russia would be a concern for Norway, right? Both have recent issues. I dont have the expertise, but am concerned.

      Severe Accident Research
      ..A particular concern in the event of a hypothetical severe accident is the potential release of highly radiotoxic fission product (FP) isotopes of ruthenium. The highest risk for a large quantity of these isotopes to reach the containment arises from air ingress following vessel melt-through.

      ..first insights of thermal-hydraulic conditions that the fuel may experience after lower head vessel failure.
      Progress on ruthenium release and transport under air ingress conditions

      • MVB MVB

        @ GOM (Re. Progress on ruthenium release and transport under air ingress conditions) – tx, interesting doc, might take me more time to understand it better.

        But in regards to the Ru-103 detection in Norway, which seems so weirdly isolated, it could make sense (for an "air ingress" scenario described) that only Ru-103 and Cs-137 are detected at a greater distance, due to Ru-103 being volatized far more than usual. Air ingress, I interpret as "breached containment, oxygen/air at normal pressure can get in", like we have/had at Fukushima. If Fukushima hasn't stopped fissioning yet, maybe this is part of why Ru-103 was detected rather than, for instance, I-131 and Cs-134. (The Ru-103 detection in Norway coincides with major upticks in Finland for Cs-137, second half of January 2016, viewable via EURDEP Advanced map settings)

    • GOM GOM

      This is highly suspect. Norway was NOT informed.

      Nov 2015
      Russia’s mini nuclear reactors plan causes concern
      Norway’s radiation watchdog says the risk of accidents and releases of radioactive substances will increase in the Arctic.

      A military plan building up to 30 small transportable nuclear reactors for the Arctic was announced earlier this week. The reactors will provide electricity to remote bases currently under development as part of Russia’s Arctic militarization.

      “If these plans are given a go-ahead in the future, it will lead to an increased risk of accidents and releases of radioactive substances,” says Ingar Amundsen, Head of Section for international nuclear safety with the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authorities (NRPA).

    • Sol Man

      MVB, If this thing has been functioning as a breeder reactor now for some time, I assume that it means that nothing can be done to change the situation. and that it will pump out the Bq's forever. Is this correct? Please share your insight into this.

      I appreciate your sterling work!

      • MVB MVB

        Right. The ONLY times Tellurium-132 was detected (certainly in such a significant concentration) was 1) after the Chernobyl accident, 2) right after the Fukushima accident began, and now3) end of April 2016. I'm not making a big deal out of this for no reason. It's unbelievable this hasn't even reached one news outlet.

        Request for Investigative Assistance! WANTED: Verification of MAJOR Nuclear Accident(s) in 2016: WHEN, WHERE, HOW BAD, and WHO is covering it up?


        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes. MVB. Ty. I tracked the Typhoons across the Pacific that occurred over Japan at the time of the Earthquakes in Kyushu, around the 15th. I watched the satellite images when the two formed into one Typhoon in the North Pacific. It's outer bands hit North America, in the Norhwest, and radiation was detected by monitoring stations.

          Later a southerly band of the Typhoon met with a wind current blowing inland across Baja. That current reached SW Texas in three days time. Overall, it took 11 days to get from Fuku to Tx. It normally takes about 9 days.

          I had been reading 20.1 counts, with little variation daily. Then, over three days time the count went to 21.8. I was watching for it, so it didn't take a large increase for me to note the arrival. It seems it amounted to about a 5% increase in counts. That's significant. It was down to 21.6 yesterday.

          So, I think you are correct in considering that Fukushima could be releasing more radiation than we have suspected; recently. We know earthquakes and typhoons have released and transported radiation from Fuku. in the past. I am convinced that EQs near Fuku are not reported.

          Also, I think that the fact that those were Breeder Reactors indicates the possibility of many new isotopes, and rnuclides, releasing energy. It is a nightmare to think about.


  • rogerthat


    April 30, 2016 GLORIA TATUM 10 comments

    ATLANTA — Environmental advocates in Georgia expressed their outrage to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) over the course of two days on April 18 and 19, 2016, in opposition to Georgia Power’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan.

    The Plan remains slow on renewable energy like solar and wind, and, shockingly, lays the procedural groundwork for yet another new nuclear reactor in Georgia. …

    Observing the meeting was much like falling down a rabbit hole, where down is up, and up is down, and the Red Queen is insane.

    The most disturbing news in this “Wonderland” was Georgia Power’s consideration of new nuclear plants along the Chattahoochee River in Stewart County, Georgia. …

    Stewart is another impoverished rural community, with a majority Black population, much like Burke County, which lies in the shadow of Plant Vogtle 1, 2, with planned Units 3 & 4 under construction.

    The Shell Bluff residents downwind and downstream from Vogtle, have experienced an increase in cancer rates. …

    – there's lots more, with cross-references

  • dunkilo

    Who said "Washington DC,12 sq. miles surrounded by reality"

  • rogerthat

    Kitsap Anti-Nuclear Protestors Make Unlikely Ally In Former Naval Officer

    … Ground Zero, a group of non-violent protestors, emerged in opposition to the base the late 1970s. The group has attracted many anti-nuclear protestors over the years. However, they found an ally in one especially unique peace protestor: former Navy officer, Tom Rogers. Sound Effect host Gabriel Spitzer talks with Rogers about his 32 years in the Navy and what changed his mind about nuclear weapons. …

    (he was a submarine captain). 9min 40sec radio interview

  • rogerthat

    Koreans asked to bail out struggling nuclear plants

    John Collingridge 1 May 2016

    (subscription required to make sense of this)

  • rogerthat


    Drama depicting a nuclear attack on Sheffield in 1984.


    • GOM GOM

      I'm 40 min in..they are securing fire trucks to safety. Just wanted to say thanks. My recent "slacking off " stops now. Thanks again for the much needed kick-in-the-arse.

      • rogerthat

        hi, i have just finished watching Threads. when the fire trucks head for the hills, you know that ''duck and cover'' isn't going to cut it..

        so what's the game plan? spend $1 trillion to grow the nuclear arsenal, now there's a good idea ha ha.

  • rogerthat

    off topic. i missed this:

    … "Israel will not relinquish the Golan Heights," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in mid-April in a rare cabinet meeting held in the controversial heights, saying they will remain under Israeli sovereignty "forever." …

  • rogerthat

    APRIL 30, 2016

    FLINT, Mich. — Health care workers are scrambling to help the people here cope with what many fear will be chronic consequences of the city’s water contamination crisis: profound stress, worry, depression and guilt.

    Uncertainty about their own health and the health of their children, the open-ended nature of the crisis, and raw anger over government’s role in both causing the lead contamination and trying to remedy it, are all taking their toll on Flint’s residents. …

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