US Official: There were orders to not get within 230 miles of Fukushima Daiichi — Potassium iodide given to all defense personnel and families within 200 miles of plant — Over 1,100 kinds of radioactive material detected

Published: August 24th, 2014 at 5:12 pm ET


Assistant Secretary of Defense Jonathan Woodson, June 19, 2014: Between March 16 and 19, 2011, ships supporting OT [Operation Tomodachi] were directed to remain at least 100 nm [nautical miles] from Fukushima Daiichi and greater than 150 nm from Fukushima Daiichi along a 90 degree arc, or wedge, centered on the direction of wind from Fukushima Daiichi. The standoff distance from Fukushima Daiichi was temporarily increased to 200 nm [230 miles] on March 16, 2011, as a precaution following detection of abnormally high radiation levels above the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 containment building by the Japanese military. On March 19, 2011, the wedge was reduced to 125 nm…

Joint Effects Coordination Board/Joint Requirement Review Board Review:

  • Mar. 17, 2011 — Personnel entering within the 100 nm radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, KI [potassium iodide] should be administered.
  • Mar. 21, 2011 — Mission: Distribute KI to all DOD personnel and families within 200 miles from the Fukushima power plant.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (pdf), Sept. 2013: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) model was used to generate the radiation exposure rates and air activity concentrations for at-sea crew. Inputs to the HPAC model included data on the isotopes inside [Fukushima Daiichi’s] reactors that had the potential for release to the environment… Although HPAC’s output included over 1,100 isotopes, it was determined that the major contributors to inhalation doses were the following 10 isotopes: I-131, I-132, I-133, Cs-134, Cs-136, Cs-137, Te-129, Te-129m, Te-131m and Te-132.

Asahi Shimbun: about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials [are in the] water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said.

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Published: August 24th, 2014 at 5:12 pm ET


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207 comments to US Official: There were orders to not get within 230 miles of Fukushima Daiichi — Potassium iodide given to all defense personnel and families within 200 miles of plant — Over 1,100 kinds of radioactive material detected

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    "…Potassium iodide given to all defense personnel and families within 200 miles of plant…"

    I bet the Potassium Iodide wasn't offered to any of the Japanese population though, after all why inoculate those that would soon become human lab-rats in the Nuke-cartels Big Bad Experiment.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Dose Charts comparing Fuku and Chernobyl

      • This is not a "good chart" it is a pimp job minimization tool

        It shows literally that eating a banana is more dangerous than living next to a nuke plant.

        Bananas will not increase your dose at all. The old banana lie.

    • 53rockwell 53rockwell

      The Us Military takes care of or own first,then we help others. Its the old oxygen mask drop on the airplane scenario. If you choose to put the masks on your kids first you may pass out, and you all may die. Its easy to be critical ,isnt it?You dont like the military do ya?

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        They're not my favourite members of the species… But It's the Nuke Nutters that I really despise.

        I don't object to the service personnel and their families being given Potassium Iodide. It's the Japanese people being offered up as sacrificial lambs without even being given a chance to object that really pisses me off Rocky.

        And before you ask, yes I've served in the Military… The British Army.

        • Bones Bones

          The Japanese, the American service members, and all the people of the world are sacrificial lambs. KI just protects the thyroid from uptaking radioactive iodine by saturating the gland. As it was said in the articles, there are over a thousand different isotopes that were and continue to be released into the food chain, ecosystem, everything. Soldiers are expendable and I don't get where they take care of their own. How many men were exposed to nuclear bomb "tests." [Each test was to study new bomb design and the medical problems from the fallout.] I bought my own KI because the government will never keep you safe. It's up to us to stay safe and keep our families safe. I got a Soeks for warning, a Nuke BOB [Sealed food, water, money, etc.], "borrowed" two tyvek suits, and bought the KI. I live by TMI though and it's a well known disaster waiting to happen.

        • 53rockwell 53rockwell

          Well my apologies. I am just a little sensitive to those that hate the military. My bad. And no they are not my favorite members of the species either , but, They are necessary at this point in time,and for the forseable future..God bless em.

        • name999 name999

          david, well said.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Yes the Japanese did have PI pills but they debated on whether to take them or not and by the time the medical community did their research the benefit of taking them was mute. I remember reading this a few years ago and I'm sure the info is still out there if you Goggle. I'll see if I can find it.

    • Kashiko Kashiko

      No they weren't. At the time I was teaching doctors at a hospital in the city I was living in and I was shown a letter from the government to the hospital forbidding the doctors to give out the iodine tablets without express permission from them.

      • zogerke zogerke

        thank you for sharing that kashiko. too bad a copy of that letter could not end up mysteriously on line somewhere…..

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      The sailors on board the USS Reagan have already said only officers got iodine – no enlisted distribution.

      This story of iodine distribution is only a story. Until we get confirmation from the tens of thousands of military personnel and their families in Japan that they received iodine, it's all one big fat lie.

      I know someone there that didn't get iodine. US Marine. Young, fit, with his whole life ahead of him. Not now.

      More US military personnel – and families – left to rot and die in a nuclear Hell.

      “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
      ― Henry Kissinger

      "As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal (sic) Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here."

      "Mr. Jones is basically telling us the National Security Council is run by Henry Kissinger. The NSC is the principal forum used by Obama for considering national security and foreign policy matters."

    • Govt. Had 1 Million Potassium Iodide – KI Pills Available, But Refused To Hand Them Out After 3/11 Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster; via @AGreenRoad

  • Cooter

    1 nautical mile = 1.15078 miles

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    @ ADMIN think you for bringing this to us in a timely fashion

    Serendipity… as I was writing this admin was sending this so I am moving it over to here

    @ Socrates and news

    Monday ther will be hearings in San Diago regarding the USS/reagon TEPCO at the federal courthouse

    TEPCO has filed to dismiss or change the venue to japan

    There are 7 full time attys vs . 2 pro bonos representing the 111 living and the 1 deceased sailor on behalf of ALL the sailors who got hit with the Fukushima plume

    I have a few questions to toss out

    What do we know about the pro bono attys ? What are their backgrounds in radiation exposure ect ?

    What do you feel on this being moved to japan ?

    Are there international laws in place to protect this company ?

    Somewhere in the memory is after the Bhopal tragedy I remember hearing that some laws were passed ?? To protect industry from international law suits .

    I do not understand if this would or would not be moved to a higher court if moved ??
    (Wordy lol)

    I would really appreciate some thoughts in regards to this subject

    And is there anyone here following this

    I know that libbe HaLevy is covering this for the next nuclear hot seat pod cast as well as kevin blanch both of them are going

    As said this is the David and Goliath fight
    But remember that David won !

    Our prayer go out to those on this ship

    We must stand with them through out this

    Report comment

    • 53rockwell 53rockwell

      Support the Men that were on that ship in our name.

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        Rockwell- Agreed- my dad was in the Navy. The men and women serving on the USS Ronald Reagan gave aid to the Japanese people in a great time of need, and we should support them.

      • We Not They Finally

        You see, 53Rockwell? You support the military, but you are also ON THE RIGHT SIDE. Go educate your compadres!

    • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

      clamshell, the part of the case i found so disturbing was the wording that "tepco, designers of the reactors"… well EVERYBODY KNOWS that the Mark 1 is GE's bastard sun, er son… i just don't want anything to become some precedent to view tepco, rather than ge as the true designers. seems to me that ge is just squirming their slimy swarmy selves out of any responsibility. yes, tepco is partly responsible, but General Electric KNEW good and well those reactors were flawed from the get go. i will be attending as well tomorrow. can't wait.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        @sayonara kitty

        Please come back and let us know all about it please ..pretty please ??
        Unless you have a site you will be reporting from .
        Can you answer any of the questions I had ?

        Who are these pro bono lawyers ?
        The whys and why nots of this case being held in USA or japan .?
        Could this be a stepping stone to go after the nuclear industry itself ?
        I am in complete agreement with you about placing the ultimate blame on the makers of these .

        They are all in collusion as far as I see it ..

        Please check out the 4 part piece that this guy Rodger Witherspoon put together .. I'm pulling it up now down below's in PDF form

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh


          Roger Witherspoon
          March 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm · Reply
          The stories of the four Navy personnel profiled in this series, and others I spoke with were remarkably consistent. A nuclear powered ship, designed to wage nuclear warfare, was totally unprepared to detect radiation in the air and water around it.
          Since there is no internet on the ship, the crew was totally ignorant of what was going on at Fukushima. None of the people interviewed had received a full medical evaluation either in the immediate aftermath of Tomodachi, or prior to their leaving the Navy. There were no internal tests, including X-rays or pulmonary exams. Hence the inadequacy of the medical registry.

          The VA has a 2 – 5 year backlog on new claims. So it will be years before these sailors cases are evaluated and there is no way to keep the registry up to date.

          This was placed in the watches stopped peice that enenews did

          He is the one who did the 4 part peice on this , you have to go to his blog into the energy category to pull it up

          I posted part one down below

          • clamshellernh clamshellernh

            @ ho taters can you help me in putting out this in a readable way for others ?? I can't cut and post from more than one place at a time or I loose all my data . And I am making a mess as it seems here trying to accomplish the task .
            Thanks too much

            In the event I am bumped

            This would be the link to the watches again then you have to find Rodger (easy as there's less than twenty postsb)!click on Rodger wither spoons post aviator to be redirected to his page

            From his page go to the energy section
            Then all 4 pieces are separate from each other

            I'll owe you one

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Good morning clamhellernh, I'm not sure what you're asking me for.

              If you can post a link to the info. you'd like copied & pasted I can do it.

              Let me see if I can find it. I'm not quite sure as to what you are referring ….

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Admin has asked us to keep copied text down to four (4) paragraphs for longer articles. I posted the link to Witherspoon's article somewhere here, along with a bunch of stories related to the USS Ronald Reagan.

                Was there something else you needed? Would you like me to send you a document?

                Just concerned about honoring copyright.


                Send me some more info., please, and I'll see if I can help you out.

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                Ho in regard to needein your help
                I as having trouble posting with my inability of sending out one link at a time..I ended up doing that .

                I should have let you know

        • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

          clamshell, when i left today there was no decision, and frankly i had a sick feeling in my stomach from it all. i am worried. no local news coverage, and we know how evil the nuke cartel can be. i don't want to project anything negative. i am just going to hope there is some humanity in that courtroom.

      • bo bo

        And did you know this S K –
        the site at Fukushima was chosen in spite of tsunami prone area because of its relative height safety from sea level ( 35m ) but the locals were given a surprise when the GE Mark 1s were brought in – since the mass produced and prefabricated models only came with pump that could pump up 10 m, so they sliced 25m off the land to meet the pump at 10m ?

        The tsunami that hit fukushima was 13 m, btw.

        ( although – I don't mean to add on to the 'myth' that the tsunami brought down Daiichi )

        • bo bo

          Oh – sorry please take quotes off the word myth – I don't know why I put quotes on it

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          The truth hurts: Blaming GE for TEPCO failures is lying, propaganda since the Japanese have been part of GE-Hitachi for a very long time. And the original reactor supplier for the MOX unit #3 was Toshiba, not GE, the architecture was Toshiba, the Construction was Kajima. And for the MOX unit #4 it was Hitachi, Hitachi, Kajima.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            Official Coverup Obscures The Collapse Of Reactor 4
            See The Video Of What Is Being Demolished At Fuksuhima Daiichi Here
            By Yoichi Shimatsu


            • bo bo

              VanneV is confusing 'design' & 'construction' here – this is from her own wiki link above:

              'The reactors for Units 1, 2, and 6 were supplied by General Electric, those for Units 3 and 5 by Toshiba, and Unit 4 by Hitachi. ALL SIX REACTORS WRE DESIGNED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC. Architectural design for General Electric's units was done by Ebasco. All construction was done by Kajima.'

              And reposting this link here so this is consolidated –

              F**K YEAH let's sue TEPCO!!! Hitachi !! Toshiba !!! All of them!!! But why all the hand holding and being a protective mom for GE? Isn't it true they don't even pay taxes sometimes ( correct me if I'm wrong, this is off the top of my head ) ? And out of all these above evil corporations, which one has board members who attend Bildeberg, or are members of CFR?

              There is NO need to offer them any help to let them off the hook.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                Who built the design and operated the design and put MOX fuel in the design? Who didn't decommission these plants when they knew the design was flawed.

                Let TEPCO sue GE. But then they won't because GE is now Hitachi-GE and Toshiba owns 85% of Westinghouse.

                So let TEPCO sue GE. I'm all for TEPCO suing GE.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  Please, TEPCO sue Hitachi-GE and Westinghouse (Toshiba). I am very much against all nuclear energy and I hope they shut down all the nuclear industry totally.

                • bo bo

                  We are not talking about Westinghouse here. We are talking about Mark 1 design and GE's culpability. Let the people sue GE.
                  If it is Hitachi-GE now, then, fine, let the PEOPLE sue Hitachi-GE.
                  Especially if you already know that TEPCO isn't going to sue GE.

                  Don't treat GE with kid gloves. Please.

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    sue GE? Mitsubishi merged with Hitachi. It was Mitsubishi that bought Rockefeller center and major U.S. real estate. Major stakeholders are several large banks, JP Morgan, insurance companies. GE is hugely invested in the prison-industrial complex, many of the nations television studios and entertainment sources, and of course military industry. Sue them, and a restructuring/bailout (public funds) would keep the cabal humming along as if nothing happened. Anyway, it would never happen because at that level of global dominance, you are above the law. The monster is a hydra…it is the new world order

                    • bo bo

                      That – I could not agree more with you on, code. I'm just making these points because I have always been puzzled by VanneV consistent pattern of swooping in to deflect GE from culpability whenever the flawed Mark1 design is discussed.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      the evil monster is a hydra. It reaches into everything…military, nuclear, insurance, banking, real estate, solar, agriculture, drugs, politics, law. Sue it, sue it good,… or, collect signatures. (sarc)

                      GE – Hitachi

                      Toshiba – Hitachi – Sony

                      GE – Toshiba

                    • Angela_R

                      Code, Bo and others following this exchange: here is a link that I provided with a comment @ 11.05am, in which I raised again the question of US Plutonium being sent to Japan,
                      This report is 13 pages long and if you have time see if you can fathom who is expected to carry the liability.
                      Yet in the US there appears to be companies that are formed with,imo, somewhat dubious limited liability.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Im guessing VanneV maintains some patriotism, as would be normal for a good christian citizen of her generation. Of course, I couldnt speak for her, its a guess, but it could be pivotal for the attacks on her perceived bias.

                      Personally, I dont see anne as a shill or as having a hidden agenda. The religious/country bias is normal. Of course this will spill into the mid-east opinions. Attacks of hidden agenda seem hardly called for. I know someone who grew up in the middle east and they confirmed that music and art are officially banned and people are still stoned to death. So, I think Muslim is the most backward of the Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Muslim and Judaism. Does that opinion make a shill?

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      liability? You rob Peter to pay Paul. Where does the money come from, but the labors of common man and resources raped from the land? …if you trace it

                      The only PARTIAL restitution would be for the uber rich to give back their assets, quit the military/industrial/drug/agriculture/political/oil cabals.

                      Its an insult to visit a lawyer on the 25th floor sitting behind his rosewood desk. Suing is part of the sickness, in my opinion. Would you sue a cancer, growing in your lungs? Would you sue a plague of rats?

                      First sue the lawyers at the Hague for not providing international justice. Sue the public for letting criminals control the world affairs, sue the men for being sexist, warrior egocentrics, sue the women for liking the men and raising them.

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Code nice! 🙂

                • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

                  VanneV who supplied MOX Fuel?


                  Why MOX fuel?

                  "MOX fuel was first used in a thermal reactor in 1963, but it did not come into commercial use until the 1980s. One reason proponents of MOX reactor fuel support its use is because, once the fuel is burned in a reactor, it is so hot that terrorists would not be able to steal a fuel assembly."

                  MOX in the USA? Why yes, thank you for asking…
                  "The National Nuclear Security Administration, an autonomous agency inside the Department of Energy, is 85 percent of the DOE budget. It has partnered with an American firm, Shaw, and AREVA in France to build a MOX plant at the Savannah River Site to process weapons grade plutonium into MOX fuel. This $5 billion plant, still under construction, has been plagued with problems. A commercial partners, Duke Power, dropped out of the project after a test of a fuel array made by AREVA from weapons grade plutonian was stopped in the middle of a fuel cycle at a Duke Power reactor at Catawba, North Carolina.."

                  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

                    Since the USA was going to start manufacturing MOX fuel at the Savannah plant, what better thing that to create a consumer of their product in Japan.

                    • Angela_R

                      The Problems Facing Nuclear Power in Japan
                      Emphasising Law and Regulations
                      by Yoshio Baba
                      Extract from the Article cited above
                      "In fact, most plutonium to be recovered in the United Kingdom and France is of US origin. Under the
                      Japan-US Nuclear Agreement, however, Programmatic Approval will be given if recovered plutonium
                      is transported in accordance with the Guidelines set forth in Annex 5 of the Implementing Agreement"

                      Why was the US having recovered plutonium shipped to Japan?


                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                    France supplied the MOX fuel.

                    Japan's plans were to supply their own MOX fuel, hence the reprocessing facilities at Tokai and Rokkasho. Japan planned themselves to use up all the pluonium stores they had and were producing in 54 of their commercial reactors and all their other experimental reactors.

                    Japan was experimenting with MOX fuel because they are the biggest exporters of new reactor sales around the world and they were advertising their own expertise.

                    And when you blame the US, the Japanese own the nuclear industry in the US. They were promoting themselves with the use of MOX fuel.

                    Savannah River was been abandonedand never produced any MOX fuel at all. I'm against MOX fuel. It destroyed the reactors at San Onofre. I'm against Russians experimenting with MOX fuel in US reactors as they did at San Onofre. I'm against Russians mining uranium in Wyoming.

                    I against any kind of nuclear fuel in any reactor worldwide, but expecially against MOX fuel. There is still MOX fuel being used in US reactors. A certain calamity.

                    I'm especially against fast breeder reactors, another certain calamity.

                    No more nuclear energy or weapons. No more nuclear waste.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant?
            By Yoichi Shimatsu
            Global Research, April 12, 2011
            Fourth Media (China) 11 April 2011

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            Shimatsu – Proof Of Fukushima Weapons Program
            By Yoichi Shimatsu
            Former Editor of The Japan Times Weekly
            Studied At UC Berkeley Graduate School Of Journalism

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            Fukushima Secret Nuclear Weapons Research- Plutonium Weapons Research – Breeder Reactor?


            “Could unit #3 have been a plutonium breeder reactor, operating in secret, as the above video and investigative reporter points out and details? Could #4 have been a breeder reactor? Could that be why #4 spent fuel pool dried out and caught fire so fast, due to the 'hotness' of the fuel? …

            “According to NoNukes;

            “Shimatsu says that the villagers have told him that secret nuclear weapons labs are spread all over, in the mountains, etc…..

            “Uranium and plutonium are higher *outside* the site… radiation is coming from some other source, outside of Fukushima I….very highly enriched plutonium and uranium…

            “War grade material…pouring out…ultimate danger…
            “Where are these weapons labs? How much weapons grades material is in there? Unless the whole FUBAR is disclosed and they become much more honest and transparent, there is no solution to this mega disaster. Where is that 60 TONS of plutonium being stored? Could it be in the basements of Fukushima, or in secret facilities around it?



            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              “According to a radio interview; rense Shimatsu 08-26-13
              “There are thousands of workers are working in secret ways, digging out something underground, and trucks as well as trains are leaving Fukushima with this material.

              “There is another source of high level radiation that is pouring out from underneath the Fukushima site, such as from possible super secret military labs or research facilities working on high level enriched plutonium and nuclear weapons. These guys are not working on the clean up of the reactor buildings. Thousands of guys are working on something else. There are only a few guys wandering around doing basically nothing above ground….”


              • Angela_R

                and not part of this VanneV?

                "On April 18, 2007, Japan and the United States signed the United States-Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan, aimed at putting in place a framework for the joint research and development of nuclear energy technology."

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  So you are blaming Hitachi-GE for Units #3 and #4 which were constructed not by GE or Westinghouse, but Hitachi and Toshiba alone back in the 1960s?

                • Angela_R

                  VanneV , where in my post did I mention Hitachi-GE? As my post said, it is a Government agreement.

                  "The United States-Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan is a bilateral agreement aimed at putting in place a framework for the joint research and development of nuclear energy technology. The agreement was signed on April 18, 2007
                  "Under the plan, the United States and Japan will each conduct research into fast reactor technology, fuel cycle technology, advanced computer simulation and modeling, small and medium reactors, safeguards and physical protection; and nuclear waste management. The work is to be coordinated by a joint steering committee.[3]"

                  • Angela_R

                    "The Bush administration is preparing a plan to expand civilian nuclear energy at home and abroad while taking spent fuel from foreign countries and reprocessing it, in a break with decades of U.S. policy, according to U.S. and foreign officials briefed on the initiative.

                    The United States has adamantly opposed reprocessing spent fuel from civilian reactors since the 1970s because it would produce material that could be used in nuclear weapons. But the Bush program, envisioned as a multi-decade effort dubbed the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, would invest research money to develop technologies intended to avoid any such risk, the officials said."

                    I gather it was not done on US soil, however, was Japan induced to reprocess some of the spent fuel?

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      The Bush administration hasn't existed since 2008. But this link says that it would be the US taking in the spent fuel from other countries. We have taken spent fuel from Canada to store in Colorado. We have taken nuclear waste from Germany to incinerate on the East coast of the US. And the Savannah River project on the East coast to reprocess spent fuel is now discontinued.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Japan agrees to return some plutonium
                      March 11, 2014

                      The reprocessing facilities in Tokai and Rokkasho are big failures.

                      With over 50 reactors plus all the experimental reactors in Japan, Japan was hoping to reprocess their own nuclear waste which has no storage other than at its nuclear reactor sites, and at their two reprocessing facilities.

                    • Angela_R

                      I am not aware that Agreements between countries cease with change of government. Why did Japan have plutonium that belonged to America? Were they reprocessing for the US?

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Actually France reprocessed the plutonium for Japan:

                      The first shipment of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel from Europe to Japan since the Fukushima accident in 2011 was completed today.
                      27 June 2013
                      “Two ships – the Pacific Heron and the Pacific Egret – arrived at Kansai Electric Power Company's (Kepco's) Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. Their cargo – 20 MOX fuel assemblies produced by Areva at its Melox plant – was then unloaded marking the completion of the fifth such MOX shipment to Japan.
                      “The vessels, owned by Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL) – a subsidiary of International Nuclear Services (INS) – left the French port of Cherbourg on 17 April and travelled to Japan via the Cape of Good Hope and the south-western Pacific Ocean….”
                      See also:

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      And the UK used to reprocess the fuel for Japan:

                      Sellafield returns nuclear waste to Japan
                      20 January 2010
                      “…Only two countries, the UK and France, have been engaged in the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from power stations….”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Japan plans to return, at the request of Washington, plutonium provided by the United States for research purposes during the Cold War, government sources said Tuesday.
                      Feb 26, 2014


                      Washington has been pressing Tokyo to return over 300 kg of mostly weapons-grade plutonium given to Japan for research purposes during the Cold War era, Japanese and U.S. government sources said Sunday.
                      Jan 27, 2014

                    • Angela_R

                      Actually VanneV, I am familiar with Sellafield's supply of MOX fuel to some nuclear plants in Japan up until the earthquake. I was gently querying, via the 'spent' reference, whether the plutonium was being used in a Fast Neutron Reactor

                      The following link outlined that it was being examined whether that process could be an answer to some 'types' of nuclear waste, referred to as plutonium waste:

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Japan transfers weapons grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium to US
                      25 March 2014
                      As the Nuclear Security Summit meets in The Hague this week, Japanese Prime Minister Abe and US President Obama have jointly announced that Japan will transfer all plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan's Fast Critical Assembly (FCA) at Tokai to the US for disposal. This material includes 331kg of weapons grade plutonium and 200kg of weapons grade HEU.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Reactor-Grade and
                      Weapons-Grade Plutonium
                      in Nuclear Explosives
                      “Virtually any combination of plutonium isotopes — the different forms of an element having different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei — can be used to make a nuclear weapon. Not all combinations, however, are equally convenient or efficient….
                      “Such brief irradiation is quite inefficient for power production, so in power reactors the fuel is left in the reactor much longer, resulting in a mix that includes more of the higher isotopes of plutonium. In the United States, plutonium containing between 80 and 93 percent plutonium-239 is referred to as "fuel-grade" plutonium, while plutonium with less than 80 percent plutonium-239 — typical of plutonium in the spent fuel of light-water and CANDU reactors at normal irradiation — is referred to as ‘reactor-grade’ plutonium.
                      “All of these grades of plutonium can be used to make nuclear weapons. The only isotopic mix of plutonium which cannot realistically be used for nuclear weapons is nearly pure plutonium-238, which generates so much heat that the weapon would not be stable. …”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      “…In fact, reactor-grade plutonium is even more desirable than weapon-grade in crude bomb designs that might be used by terrorists because reactor-grade makes initiation of the nuclear chain reaction easier.…”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Japan to drop troubled fast breeder reactor from energy plan
                      February 7, 2014
                      “TOKYO — Japan will scrap its grand nuclear energy plans centering on the accident-prone Monju fast breeder reactor, a decision that will likely force a reassessment of a fuel cycle program that was supposed to provide an infinite source of energy.
                      “Monju, once touted as a "dream reactor" that generates more fuel than it consumes via nuclear chain reaction, has remained shut down due to a series of troubles. Its enormous upkeep costs, reaching 50 million yen ($490,000) a day, have led to criticism of wasting taxpayer money….”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Fukushima Daiichi Intended To Increase MOX Use In Unit 3
                      September 6th, 2011

                    • Angela_R

                      Vanne, it was announced in Sept. 2010, not 2011, that TEPCO were preparing to restart No. 3 reactor. It had been closed down between June and September 2010.

                      "So far one shipment of separated reactor-grade plutonium recovered from used fuel reprocessing has been returned to Japan, in 1993. This was reactor-grade material, with about 30% Pu-240 in it and therefore useable only as a reactor fuel. It is not suitable for nuclear weapons.

                      Further plutonium is being returned as mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, in which the plutonium is mixed with depleted uranium and fabricated into fresh fuel elements ready for use in a power station reactor (see information page on Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel). Shipments of MOX fuel assemblies were sent in mid-1999, early 2001, early 2009, mid-2010 and April 2013."

                      As the above link shows, TEPCO took back some reactor grade plutonium in 1993. Why did America give Japan plutonium? As the link also shows they were receiving MOX fuel right up until 2010. What I was musing over was whether America supplied TEPCO with further reactor grade plutonium and was some of that being used in reactor No. 3…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      In September 2010, the first MOX fuel was used in Unit #3. What the following article states is that there were many fuel assemblies of MOX fuel in the spent fuel pool at the time of the meltdown because the plan was to INCREASE to 1/3 MOX in unit #3.

                      Fukushima Daiichi Intended To Increase MOX Use In Unit 3
                      September 6th, 2011
                      “If it was indeed Tepco’s intention to rapidly move Reactor-3 to a 1/3 MOX in 3 operating cycles, then we have to assume that this would have to be accomplished prior to the 1st Fuel Assemblies losing their efficiency. Therefore, I would like to put forth the supposition that Tepco was planning to load the 2nd 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies within a time frame of less than 6 months after the 1st 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies were loaded in the reactor core. Extrapolating, this leaves the conclusion that March 2011 would have initiated the 26th operating cycle and therefore an additional 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies would have on site at Fukushima I – 3….”

            • 4Yahshua

              8~26~5995(out of 6000)in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"! Nuclear Winter NOT Summer!
              Last Evil Days of "Manmean"!
              Yes! Yahshua the Messiah returns VERY SOON! HalleluYah!

              Vanne, it might interest you to know that in my studied opinion, we have a 33 year Bush Senior New World Order under the Vatican's Christian CROSS, Revelation 13:18.
              It seems that every president since Bush Sr. has been a puppet of it now including B.O. Hubby heard reports that Jeb Bush is now a front runner. Knowing this might help to make MORE sense out of Fukushima, 9/11, H.A.A.R.P., and the very sad state of this once free America. By the way, Bush,several years back, purchased a "zillion acres of land" in Paraguay. For more info you might Web search "Bush Nazi Family Connections".

    • zogerke zogerke

      clamshell- re laws and bhopal: also love canal and many other spills- it helped trigger releases of these laws: osha 29 cfr 1910.1200- the hazard communication standard (revised 2012 to include GHS gobally harmonized system of classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals.)

      and other regs from EPA/ DEP etc, like NESHAPS (national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants…)

    • Socrates

      I have associates with the best track record in radiation litigation. A billion-dollar plus verdict. Most of the attorneys have engineering degrees. We all help each other in these difficult cases. There are environmental and civil rights dimensions to Fukushima disasters. Many pro bono lawyers have contributed their time and effort on these issues. War crimes are being asserted and alleged by international experts. This disaster will never go away. It is our environment. They ruined the Pacific Ocean. You break it, you bought it. They ruined the Gulf of Mexico. The energy they bring us is st the cost of all present and future generations. Any lawyer who does not donate his time to this battle is probably trying to make money from their side or too busy with or too uninvolved with the future of the planet.

      I hope that all lawyers that are not on the payroll of the big corporations will contribute time and money to bring down the purveyors of death on this planet. Never stand alone! I heard that BP is now refusing to pay. The real revolution involves holding corporations liable. The best check on lower is the jury system because no regulator can do it. Jury awards are complimentary to the criminal law and regulation. Regulators do not provide compensation and neither do prosecutors. They all serve a different purpose.

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Socrates, I'm not a lawyer or an engineer, but if you start a class action suit against the npps I will go door to door for you around all the npps here and I'm sure all you have to do is say the word and hundreds of enenewsers would do the same. Let's take the filthy, lying, theiving criminals to the Supreme Court if we have to, I'll work for free. As I am sure many people who are absolutely sick and tired of the corruption and the lies and the lack of concern for the public and our future will. Tip it, you have an army and the truth and unless they admit there's a problem nothing will be done and we will all die…I don't want to put any pressure on you or anything.

        • We Not They Finally

          I WISH that the U.S. Supreme Court were a feasible arbiter. But it's totally corrupt, A; and B, they would never agree to review it. Won't happen. We might do better with large public education spectacles that attract publicity.

        • Socrates

          Thanks. We are going to file another class action for Navy dependents in Japan at the time for medical monitoring. If people sicken, they can opt out into a multi-plaintiff action.

          Thank you for your support! We await Judge Sammartino's ruling as to the first-responders aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. She cannot over-ride the Navy's decision to approach the Fukushima Daiichi reactors if that would infringe on the military's prerogatives. If it did, that would violate the Feres v. United States Doctrine, a case decided back in 1951 when barracks burned injuring servicemen.

          These issues should be decided at the level of Summary Judgment after discovery – depositions, etc.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          MM..yes you do! 🙂 Some one has to…

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        What is going to be the effect when DNA evidence is established as a DIRECT cause of cancer and death due to a mega nuclear disaster such as Fukushima? Here is the landmark scientific study that provides a mechanism for any lawyer or legal lawsuit against the nuclear industry.

        Hess, J. et al Gain of chromosome band 7q11 in papillary thyroid carcinomas of young patients is associated with exposure to low-dose irradiation. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS); Link to publication

        "Scientists have been able to discriminate between the cancers caused by the radioactive contamination and those that arise naturally. Prof. Zitzelsberger ascribes the success of this study to the careful collection, documentation and storage of thyroid cancers from the Chernobyl region in the Chernobyl Tissue Bank.

        He noted that this unique collection of materials made it possible for the team to compare for the first time tumours from children of the same age and regional background.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          This DNA marker is quite possibly the nuclear industry's worst nightmare. Any medical professional or lawyer team around the world can now order a DNA test and have the cancer tissue analyzed to see if it was caused by Fukushima or Chernobyl, or Santa Susana, or Three Mile Island radioactive elements, each of which have a unique 'signature', just like people have fingerprints.

          Obviously, the scientific study above was focused around Chernobyl and thyroid cancers, but the concept is applicable to any nuclear accident, including Fukushima Quite possibly, the same process could be applied to any tissue sample, from any cancer in any area of the body. This is definitely on the cutting edge and any lawyer plus DNA expert making a case this way, will create history.

          If the courts and justices are even handed and really in pursuit of justice, rather than allying themselves with the nuclear industry while dismissing most cases brought by nuclear fallout victims, as has been the case so far, this could spell the end of the nuclear age. Imagine the effect of bringing in 'fingerprint evidence' that documents deaths caused DIRECTLY by nuclear accidents….

          The crimes of genocide have been committed. Chernobyl has directly caused over 1 million deaths already. Thousands of victims have already been claimed due to Fukushima radiation.

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            But at least now there is a chance that justice can be sought and found, if not by the victims, then by the relatives and family of the deceased. All that is needed is a tissue bank, as was established after Chernobyl.

            Lacking a tissue bank, DNA will last practically forever, if you dry the tissue or freeze it. Document the chain of custody from the person who took the sample to the testing person who brings the DNA evidence from the tissue into court.

            Quite possibly, a family of a cancer victim can sue for damages many years in the future, if they keep tissue samples of the cancer cells from a family victim. After all, there is no time limit for justice on murder, correct?

            Another method that can possibly be used to go after nuclear companies is to ID the chemical signature of the nuclear fuel that they leak, spill or allow to melt down. This would be much the same method that the Coast Guard uses when they go to court to prove that a specific ship spilled oil in a specific spot, despite lack of any witnesses or admission by the ship owners or captain.

            The Coast Guard gathers a sample of the ship's oil, and then matches it chemically to the oil spilled. This is much the same process used in DNA matching of a murderer's DNA found at a crime scene. In court, this chemical 'fingerprint' is admissible as evidence.

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              Why couldn't this be done with radioactive elements too, as they are also chemicals, just in the metals category?


              For those who want to do something now, it is always possible to sue in small claims court. A large number of people can gather together and sue a nuclear company together in one case. No lawyers or special experts are involved, so the only cost is the filing of the small claims court fee. This technique has been used by neighborhoods to go after slum landlords who refuse to kick out drug dealers for example.

              A whole community could sue a nuclear utility for whatever harm they are causing (or have caused). The case can be over and done with fairly quickly. Just one local judge is involved, and he lives in the community. So if the people suing present a good case, it should be an open and shut case.


              • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                Anything useful there, Socrates?

                How about doing lung tissue tests for exposure to radiation? You'd have a 100% hit rate at this point. Analyze the source of the radiation – the military does this all the time with nuclear weapons tests – and sue them. Take a group of kids with cancer and tumors, and show a jury their lungs are all full of radiation from Fukushima. You'll get your verdict, and it will be splashed all over the world's news.

                And if you find some cancer kids with a lung tissue signature from Savannah River, or WIPP, or Hanford, or Sellafield, sue them, too.

                The science is all there, it's just a matter of putting all the facts together. It isn't rocket science anymore.

                • Socrates

                  Yes, this information is helpful. Dr. Goodheart posted about this a few months ago.

                  Unfortunately, people will get sick and die from this catastrophe. I hope that American companies can pay some of their share of the damages.

                  Dow Chemical paid for Agent Orange sprayed by the military. Dependents were not aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. How about people on the West Coast? Are we chopped liver? We need medical monitoring. It goes on and on.

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Correct! TIS! 🙂

              • Angela_R

                A lot depends on the Company structure, jec unearthed this and it was posted on Off Topic, however, I am transfering it here as an example of complications with effecting liability:

                August 23, 2014 at 9:48 am · Reply

                WIPP contractor FOREIGN limited liability company. Anyone know what that means? From the lawsuit:
                Defendant Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (hereinafter “NWP”) is a Delaware limited liability company authorized to conduct business in New Mexico as a foreign limited liability company who is Plaintiff William Utter’s employer. NWP can be served with service of process by serving its designated agent, CT Corporation System, 123 E. Marcy, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Upon information and belief, the members of NWP are Defendant URS Energy and Construction, Inc. and non-party, Babcock and Wilcox Company."

                • Angela_R

                  and again this from jec,

                  "Defendant URS Energy and Construction, Inc. (hereinafter “URS”) is a foreign corporation organized under the laws of the State of Ohio. URS is authorized to conduct business in New Mexico as a foreign for-profit corporation.

                  URS who also runs HANFORD and a lot more nuclear dump site a FOREIGN for-profit? Like not an USA company."

                  both posts pertain to WIPP, however they may show wriggle room in establishing liability.

                  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                    Whether or not they are a 'foreign' corp, they can still be sued. All companies carry liability insurance – or are supposed to. The LLC only prevents any personal financial liability by the owners, unless it can be proven that they committed illegal activities. That is called suing through the corporate shell. True for any corporation.

                    Now, if I owned a company in North Dakota, making batteries, and I was dumping the toxic battery waste in Canada, anyone in Canada could sue me or my corp. for damages, because that is where the damage took place. Same with Fukushima, their radiation is coming to North America, the signatures of that radiation can be detected, and lawsuits filed in Federal Court. Nothing new there.

                    The sailors on board the USS Reagan are a unique case, and it's going to be a long slog. There is no question about who is responsible for what, it's just a matter of concentrating on those that are sueable, considering the US military's right of immunity.

                    But start testing kids – or anyone else – in the US with cancer and heart disease for Fukushima radiation lung exposure, and you're off to the races.

                    The kids simply provide better publicity and greater worldwide news coverage. And as we all know, it's going to be the kids that get the worst of the cancers sooner.

                    Attorneys could also exhume the bodies of children and adults that have died with cancer, after 3/11. Radiation in the lungs will still be there.

                    The possibilities are endless.

                    • Angela_R

                      Time is Short
                      Sorry, this i had been put this in Off Topic
                      it refers to limited liability companies in the US.

                      "Under Advantages
                      Limited liability, meaning that the owners of the LLC, called "members", are protected from some or all liability for acts and debts of the LLC depending on state shield laws.
                      Much less administrative paperwork and record keeping than a corporation"
                      "The management structure of an LLC may be unfamiliar to many. Unlike corporations, they are not required to have a board of directors or officers. (This could also be seen as an advantage to some.)"

                      Further on one reads:
                      "Although there is no statutory requirement for an operating agreement in most jurisdictions, members of a multiple member LLC who operate without one may run into problems. Unlike state laws regarding stock corporations, which are very well developed and provide for a variety of governance and protective provisions for the corporation and its shareholders, most states do not dictate detailed governance and protective provisions for the members of a limited liability company. Thus, in the absence of such statutory provisions, the members of an LLC must establish governance and protective provisions pursuant to an operating agreement or similar governing document"
                      you may find more specific details here:

                      An experienced company lawyer would, imo, fairly quickly be able to explain.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Good Luck with this one.. 🙁
            "If the courts and justices are even handed and really in pursuit of justice"

            The judicial systems are in place for a protect those that have. 🙁

        • tinfoiled tinfoiled

          I remember as a kid being told in school "the Queen is just a figurehead, she has no power." LIES!
          The royal family are the main cog in the evil machine of the pedophillic, power obsessed, war-mongering Elite. The Queen's husband even stated he'd like to come back in the next life as a virus to solve overpopulation. Nice people…NOT!

          Johnny Lydon(Rotten) knew…

          God save the queen
          The fascist regime
          They made you a moron
          Potential H-bomb

          God save the queen
          She ain't no human being
          There is no future
          In England's dreaming

          Don't be told what you want
          Don't be told what you need
          There's no future, no future,
          No future for you

          God save the queen
          We mean it man
          We love our queen
          God saves

          God save the queen
          'Cause tourists are money
          And our figurehead
          Is not what she seems

          Oh God save history
          God save your mad parade
          Oh Lord God have mercy
          All crimes are paid

          When there's no future
          How can there be sin
          We're the flowers in the dustbin
          We're the poison in your human machine
          We're the future, your future

          God save the queen
          We mean it man
          We love our queen
          God saves

          God save the queen
          We mean it man
          And there is no future
          In England's dreaming

          No future, no future,
          No future for you
          No future, no future,
          No future for me

          No future, no future,
          No future for you
          No future, no future
          For you

          • Angela_R

            Queen Elisabeth 11 is 88 years old and the misinformation that is broadcast is from very ill-informed sources and is quite erroneous, for instance
            "Although nominally belonging to the monarch and inherent with the accession of the throne, the Crown Estate, like the Crown Jewels, is not the private property of the reigning monarch and cannot be sold by him or her, nor do any revenues, or debts, from the estate accrue to the monarch, as they no longer govern in person. That role has been replaced by the de facto authority of Parliament."

            Also check out the following as I think you will find that it shows that all the revenue from the Estate goes to the UK Treasury
            Also :
            "Today, in countries where the British monarchy is the head of state, the term is used to refer to public land.

            In Britain, the hereditary revenues of Crown lands provided income for the monarch until the start of the reign of George III when the Crown Estate was surrendered to the Parliament of Great Britain in return for a fixed civil list payment – the monarch retains the income from the Duchy of Lancaster."

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              Queen Elizabeth Worth $33 Trillion

              “Queen Elizabeth II the largest landowner on Earth.”
              “Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface.
              “She is the only person on earth who owns whole countries, and who owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. This land ownership is separate from her role as head of state and is different from other monarchies where no such claim is made – Norway, Belgium, Denmark etc.
              “The value of her land holding. £17,600,000,000,000 (approx)….”

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                All sounds like a legal word craft scam to me.. 🙁

              • Angela_R

                Vanne, I posted three links in my 12.29pm, which yet again you have not read. You are citing heresay. Read the wikipedia article on the Crown Estate.

                In my comment I provided the actual link to the Crown Estate dealing with some of the myths.

                I also supplied a link that explained the meaning of Crown land in Commonwealth countries.

                Now, should you wish to argue further, please contact the UK Treasury to enquire whether they have in fact received the entire revenue surplus. From that money they then allocate money to the Queen to pay her staff and expenses.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              Queen gets raise, income to hit $60M
              Monarch receives 15 per cent of Crown Estate profits
              The Associated Press Posted: Jun 27, 2013

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              “…The Crown Estate belongs to the reigning king or queen but its properties cannot be sold by the monarch. King George III ceded its profits to the government in 1760.”

              • Angela_R

                “…The Crown Estate belongs to the reigning king or queen.."

                correction VanneV:
                The Crown Estate NOMINALLY belongs to the reigning king or queen.."

            • tinfoiled tinfoiled

              "Queen Elisabeth 11 is 88 years old and the misinformation that is broadcast is from very ill-informed sources and is quite erroneous, for instance…"

              So she's 88? Age is irrelevant, especially for a royal. Her mother was over a 100 years old when she died.

              If you are saying wikipedia can be "ill-informed" and "quite erroneous", I would tend to agree with you there.

              • Angela_R

                Actually tinfoiled, my family sold land for a park to the CROWN. I am aware of what went on the Contract, I was one of the sellers.

                • tinfoiled tinfoiled

                  You sold some land to the Crown and based on that, I'm supposed to believe the queen is just a figurehead without any power? It proves she has no dealings in Uranium?
                  If she has no power, why hasn't parliament done away with the institution of Royalty? She gets an awful lot of respect for someone who doesn't have a real job, yet lives in luxury.
                  She has honored pedophiles with knighthoods and OBE's, what type of person would do that?

                  I believe there's more behind the 'Queen is a powerless' ruse than any of us know. But, that's just my opinion. You are, of course, entitled to yours.

                  • Angela_R

                    Tinfoiled, put it this way. Land that I held a partial interest in, the kind of that people continually imply belongs to the Crown, a standard in fee simple title, not a leasehold title, was sold by my family to the Government for a park. For that purchase the Government paid money to my family.

                    It is not the Queen who decides who is knighted; her advisers do.

                    Unfortunately, with the dismantling of the Privy Council, the Cabinet of the elected Government have became her advisers; and now, IMO, the separation of powers have been voided.

                    The people of England had held the right to petition the Monarchy, who together with the Privy Council, could have curbed the excesses of their OWN elected. That was where the strength lay in a Constitutional monarchy. But who controlled the educators of the people? Why it was the people's elected! and it was they who failed to inform the people of their rights.

                    The USA, attempted to replicate in a similar form of government, via substituting a president, in place of a monarchy.

                    However, no rights in the US were reserved on title to the Crown/Government on behalf of the people. Over time, the US has seen the severing of surface rights from minerals rights etc. This was done by private individuals and no power existed in the US Government to prevent it. Thus in the united States, action against damage to the 'surface rights' from mining, is a private matter, between the individual parties.

              • SOUL VOICE

                Stealing a holy stone from the temple of Solomon and sticking it under her thrown wont save her. 3X the curse they invoke.


  • Bay Area Guy 2

    How far away was the USS Ronald Reagan? I thought I read here that sailors on the Reagan that have since gotten ill didn't receive any iodine. Is my memory failing (again)?

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Pictures of radiated decks being scrubbed by navy personnel on USS RR

    USS Ronald Reagan did search and rescues
    The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is off the coast of Japan conducting search and rescue operations and resupply missions throughout northern Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord, U.S. Navy. (Released)

  • Nick

    KI pills are not magical. They are served up as basically placebos (since humanoids believe they offer protection from the invisible rays zapping their innards from decaying atoms). Even IF the thyroid is some how spared from taking up radioactive iodine, KI pills do absolutely zip for the 1,000s of other decaying atoms in an nuclear emergency.

    I think tin-foil hats would have been just as effective had they been issued.

    Throughout this disaster, we have been led to believe that the radioactive elements are singular rather than plural. Totally misleading and downright devious if I do say so myself.

    I suggest a T-shirt with unit #3 going kaboom and a logo… Fukushima is Forever.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      🙂 Nick see things clearly…there is no escape!

    • We Not They Finally

      That's very true. On the other hand, because of wind currents, Pittsburgh was hit VERY hard compared to other American cities with the initial plume, and a good friend was diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer just 2-1/2 years later. KI pills were the very LEAST they could so.

      Also, since the USS Reagan sailors were obviously poisoned and dying, WHERE ARE THE STATS for the Japanese in that area? They are somehow in better shape? That cannot be possible.

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    USS Ronald Reagan was One Mile from Fukushima
    U.S. Rear Admiral Robert Girrier (left) briefs on relief efforts to U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos (second from right) and Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa (third from right) on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Monday. /AP-Newsis

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Thanks newsblackout, pls. see my comments above in response to clamshellernh's comment above. Posted some links re: trying to establish the RR's actual distance from the plant at the time the crew was exposed to radiation.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    For files official report from the office of secretary of defense for health affairs in regard to radiation exposure and sailors in lawsuit

    This cost us 98.000 dollars

    This report was made in April of 2014

    Radiation Exposure.pdf

    Sent from my F-iPad

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      US Navy Knew that “Major Radiation Hits” from Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan
      By Harvey Wasserman
      Global Research, February 26, 2014
      Url of this article:
      A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.
      If true, the revelations cast new light on the $1 billion lawsuit filed by the sailors against Tokyo Electric Power. Many of the sailors are already suffering devastating health impacts, but are being stonewalled by Tepco and the Navy.The Reagan had joined several other U.S. ships in Operation Tomodachi (“Friendship”) to aid victims of the March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami. Photographic evidence and first-person testimony confirms that on March 12, 2011 the ship was within two miles of Fukushima Dai’ichi as the reactors there began to melt and explode.
      In the midst of a snow storm, deck hands were enveloped in a warm cloud that came with a metallic taste. Sailors testify that the Reagan’s 5,500-member crew was told over the ship’s intercom to avoid drinking or bathing in desalinized water drawn from a…

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        clamshellernh, sorry, I didn't realize you had posted the info. above re: the RR's proximity to the plant.

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Ho,I'm having a time of it my spell check needs an exorcism concern is the new guy I may have given bad info to .

      • We Not They Finally

        clam, very good reason to question WHY the U.S. Navy should be automatically immune to prosecution, whatever protocol has been to date.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    This is the news press info from three days ago

    Still looking for answers about the lawyers and what it means to have this case moved to japan or dismissed .

    US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation | Environment | The Guardian

  • kintaman kintaman

    Young impressionable kids (glassy eyed fans of Japan) going to Fukushima to teach English. Oh my:

  • The Asia-Pacific Journal has done some of the best reporting on this…

    Fukushima Rescue Mission Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Nearly 70,000 Americans – Part 1

    Fukushima Rescue Mission Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Nearly 70,000 Americans – Part 2

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      RobG- these links are very informative…a really good overall view of what happened.

      And this one (linked through part two) is a great reminder of how far the deadly nuclear poisons spread atmospherically.

      • Angela_R

        NBO, I don't whether you read the comment in the link from Nuda Waya. Tepco, s/he said, leases from GE, also a statement about where the plutonium came from. However, this information may not be correct.

    • ISeePinkClouds

      @RobG Thank you for sharing these links/article. It certainly helped me to get more perspective on the meltdowns, the subsequent radioactive releases, the lies that Tepco has told all along, and the damage that has already occurred as a result of those lies; in this case to military personnel and their families. It is so clear that the increasing and continual lying by TEPCO, and by the U.S. and Japanese Government Officials involved, as well as their Experts, has and will continue to result directly in sickness and death from radiation exposer to those depending on them for the truth. It is not just the lying that is so evil here, but also the deliberate withholding of the facts. The Air Force pilots flying over the above ground test sites during the Sixties would collect contamination on their planes, which were washed, and the water was analyzed to determine the extent of radiation at various altitudes, were never told, and did not know, that they were ever in danger. The instance of a rare form of Leukemia, now known to be related to radiation exposer, was high among that group of pilots, and their health was greatly affected, and led inevitably to premature death. It seems that the official loophole of "plausible deniability" has been getting the powers that be off the hook for a very long time now. They must be held to account now. peace

  • Oom Werner P. Oom Werner P.

    and that is how they cleaned it

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Yes oom I even heard they were using diapers to absorb it . I just am having such a hard time getting over the disregard for life can't get my head around it

      • Oom Werner P. Oom Werner P.

        The particles 'fused' to the metal, almost like nano technology.
        The ship is having readings to this day. A sacrifice gone horribly wrong.

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Oom I heard the other navy ships that were involved were sunk because they could not be saved , maybe the sinking if the reagon is too big of news ?

          I'm sure though they that could come up with something to tell us that we the dumbed down masses would buy .

        • Neutron radiation coming from Fuku changed the metal itself into something radioactive.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Oom why I mention diapers is because they were so ill prepared for such ..

  • dosdos dosdos

    Just a clarification, there are over a thousand radioactive compounds, not elements/isotopes.

    And they left out xenon again as among the top inhalation doses.

    • Oom Werner P. Oom Werner P.

      Zenon is supposed to be lighter than air but you probably refer to the compounds such as xenon hexafluoroplatinate. Other elements such as flerovium has displayed noble-gas behavior. More dangerous is ununoctium.

  • dunkilo

    I read the US Navy is going into Fuku to "prevent a meltdown"
    Drones and boots on the ground….here we go again !

  • Nick

    Remember the USS-RR sailors noticing that their watches had all stopped?

    The snow ball fights on deck?

    Then there was a helicopter mechanic who detected the Geiger readings going wild along the. Underside of a returning hello that had been "plumed."

    For me, these early accounts indicated some very serious rad doses.

    I hope our country can come clean and give the afflicted the best possible care, the time of obfuscation and lack of veracity has got to pass.

    I also recall and initial 50 mile radius from US interests, no way was I privy to the 230mile order.

    Thanks nuclear, thanks for the future we once all had.

  • Sickputer

    Thanks for all the great links like this:

    SP: How about that picture of Juan Olguin using the firehose to wash off radiation? See any protective mask?

    The ship USS Ronald Reagan had to be close to launch and recover the support helicopters. We read many reports on the extremely high contamination levels detected on the helicopters and flight crews.

    Many American troops and family members were exposed to life-threatening radiation levels in 2011. Thousands more have been contaminated in the years since. The American government will not relocate troops and families in harms way because of the economic and military impact of evacuations from Japan.

    Very hard to prove invisible poisons are affecting humans in Japan.

    Big Brother turns a blind eye to the danger.

    • 53rockwell 53rockwell

      Its sad , and a gross negligence of duty, but sad to say, it has happened before.

      • 53rockwell 53rockwell

        And then they deny it so they dont have 100% VA benies to pay. Assholes. That end is letting us down,bad.

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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      SP- The lucky ones were given latex gloves (the type used for cleaning) for protection. Others cleaned with paper towels and Windex.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    This is one of kevin blanches videos
    It's very good and informative
    It's from august 20 of this year

    Fukushima breaking news; U.S.S. Reagan Hearing, SAN DIEGO, kevin D. blanch – YouTube

  • Nick

    I know our government will obfuscate this tragedy. They already have.

    Meanwhile, the decaying atoms pin-ball their way throughout the biosphere, basically forever.

    Nuclear anything has been deemed our savior. Thou shalt not speak poorly of it nor those who are blessed with the gift to spilt the atom.

  • Nigwil

    I see they are going to abandon the ice wall – its just not working.

    Next idea please. Oh that's right. They just dump the radioactive water directly into the Pacific. Sorted. And the Pacific is killed.

  • johnnyo

    From the DoD's letter to the Senators (above)…

    "The adjusted incidence rate of malignant neoplasms (which can be
    radiogenic) in the RONALD REAGAN population was nearly 50 percent lower than the adjusted incidence rate of malignant neoplasms found in the control population" Sooo…it was good for them getting all dosed up. Horrific hormesis.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    The order to remain 200 miles away was given AFTER Reactor 3 exploded.

    Too late for the USS Ronald Reagan.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      No you have to read roger Witherspoon work ,
      I posted it further down

      What he has reported is they stayed within 2 miles of the coast for 80 days …!!!

      I cannot say enough that we must read his 4 part piece on operation TOMADACHI

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    There's no safety with nuclear. No warnings. The so-called officials don't even know which way the wind blows, and people drive into radiation.

    Never gets better, each meltdown is worse.

    Nuclear must be outlawed, worldwide.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Ho taters what a gift with going into the way back machine .look what we have here!

    .please read this mans 4 part piece on the subject matter at hand (operation TOMADACHI)

    I urge you all to read his work

    • Cisco Cisco

      Read it all clamshellernh…thank you for posting. Sickening! SSDD

      Don't forget those repugnants; they support the troops.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        I read it all
        I made a mess out of the board though I got so worked up finding it that that I liken my self to a little puppy ..eeesh late nights on the web . There must be an app for that LOL

        80 days out there
        Denial of health coverage
        Piss poor way the paperwork trail was done Hmm nefarious
        Evacuation of land based sailors families miles away
        It's criminal and I would be moved to sue
        Let's see what happens today in the federal courtroom

        Prepare for public outrage

  • Socrates

    Good morning everyone!

    I read through this thread this morning. There are many issues in the lawsuit before Judge Sammartino to be decided today. I will be there at the hearing with several lawyers. I heard last night that plaintiffs filed a petition Friday to add GE as a defendant. The case may be dismissed with leave to amend. In federal court, there is no demurrer for failure to state a cause of action; only the Motion to Dismiss.

    Depending on what happens at the hearing, we may be investigating bring cases for dependents of Navy personnel.

    Federal jurisdiction is very tricky in multi-state mass tort cases. Rather than commenting on this pending litigation, I would rather extend my assurances to those who were exposed, and I believe we all very to some degree, that efforts are being made to seek compensation for everyone effected by this tragedy. I have been through litigation over, tobacco, asbestos, fiberglass, hip replacements, defective steel tools, airbags, gas tanks, etc. The defendants make noise for decades until one day, the entire defense collapses, and the truth emerges. At that time, the defendants are willing to provide compensation. Usually, juries award large verdicts, sometimes with punitive damage awards. This finally sends a message to the boardrooms. CEOs come and go. Even the mighty fall before the conscience of the community – the jury. This process regulates like no other because it hurts them in the pocketbook. Plus, it compensates the…

    • GQR2

      Good Morning Soc, Wishing you, the team and plaintiffs the very best outcome today!!

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Thank you Socrates
      I had no idea how close you are to the case
      With that said I'll leave it alone and wish you luck at the hearing
      I will watch for further posts

      Thank you

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Putting this out for inquiry
        So the plaintiffs have included GE
        Is that also to make case will stay in the USA?
        Can someone explain the price Anderson act ?
        Does that act protect the nuclear cabal from litigation ?

        This is to the board not ones involved with case

        Will the judge decide on a dismissal today
        Who is this judge ?
        Is it prudent to be discussing this here ?

  • Socrates

    cont. victims.

    There are various treaties and "conferences" that regulate international tort liability for nuclear exposures.

    I would revamp the liability scheme to make it easier to collect compensation from the operators and designers of nuke plants. That would force the world onto solar, wind, geothermal, and other energy immediately because no insurance company would underwrite such large consequence events as Fukushima. Why promote and subsidize this dangerous form of energy any longer?

    If these cases go forward, the discovery of documents and the testimony of experts will pop their bubbles of denial. Financial biases will be exposed. Truth will emerge. Nuclear energy is the tobacco or asbestos of today – sustained by industry misrepresentations and political connections. It is connected to the defense industry, too, or it never would have come into existence.

    Look at Taiwan, for example. How would people evacuate? It makes no sense. It never did. It is about profits rather than safety. These facts will emergem

  • curly

    I guess I'm just a little screwed up but I find it hard to believe that anyone could be proud to serve as henchman or pawn in any organization that has carried out the atrocities against humanity that the US military and all the other militaries throughout history must be held responsible. It seems I am just a naïve idiot but I never found the exception— except in times of war or to protect the status quo attached to the commandment—THOU SHOULD NOT KILL (and I am not a Christian). I remember John Lennon saying, "War is over, if you want it." How much suffering and tyranny could have been avoided if no one would do the work of the psychopaths that are in control of the military. Sorry to go off topic.

  • Nick


    …this is why Fukushima has to be about more than the effects of the decaying atomic energies. Humans are at a cross-roads, we can continue to ignore the toxic legacy of the nuclear era or we can wage peace.

    Last time I checked, waging peace was the hardest lesson humans never learned.

    Look at global annual expenditures on warfare. Are we any safer? Have we protected our genome for future generations? Nope.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    S.Korea's nuclear operator halts reactor due to heavy rain | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters
    SEOUL Aug 25 (Reuters) – South Korea's nuclear power plant operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd, has halted operation of a 650-MW nuclear reactor because of heavy rainfall in the area, a company spokesman said on Monday.

    Asia's fourth-largest economy, South Korea has 23 nuclear reactors supplying about a third of its power. The nuclear power plant operator is fully owned by state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO).

    The spokesman said the suspension was made to ensure the safety of the Kori No.2 reactor in the city of Busan, more than 300 km (190 miles) southeast of Seoul, the capital.

    "Rain overflowed to a building designed to collect seawater and cool steam from a turbine," he added. "This suspension is to ensure safety, although the building is not a core part of the nuclear power plant." (Reporting by Meeyoung Cho; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

  • Cisco Cisco

    More propaganda. May a fuel flea find your nose and the rest of your sad excuses for human beings…Malcolm Grimston!

    "What was deadly at Fukushima?"…World Nuclear News – August 26, 2014

    "What turned Fukushima from a medium-ranking industrial accident, of the kind the happens perhaps eight or ten times a year, into a disaster, with a reported death toll among the evacuees of over 1000? It wasn't the radiation, writes Malcolm Grimston.

    In common with Three Mile Island, Fukushima doesn't seem to have caused any deaths from radiation; even at Chernobyl the demonstrable death toll from radiation exposure was small compared to events like Bhopal or Banqiao".

    Read more, it is sickening >>>>

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    This is telling:

    (From Admin's comments, links to related articles)
    See also: Inside Sources: Fukushima crisis “actually far worse than anyone acknowledged… information withheld to prevent panic” – Professor: “Level of radiation was far worse than Navy officers anticipated” – US gov't shredded documents for 4 days while drawing up plans to evacuate Japan — "Somebody was obviously very worried"

    From the article:

    "Unidentified US Nuclear Expert: “Without a qualitatively different regulatory system, and in light of how Japan/Tepco responded to this crisis, Japan has not earned the right to have nuclear energy. No critically minded and informed person can evaluate this disaster and look at how Japan has responded in the aftermath and have any confidence that Japan will use nuclear energy safely. In the most seismically active country […] even if Japan had a robust regulatory structure and thoroughly integrated crisis protocols, nature conspires against the best-laid-plans of human institutions. And what Japan has is certainly not the best plan by any measure.”

    "See also: Anonymous U.S. Gov’t Nuclear Expert: Fukushima radiation levels were 'astronomical… nothing containing release of radioactivity, it’s an unmitigated, unshielded number' "

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Nuclear Hotseat #166: EXCLUSIVE – USS Reagan Sailors v. TEPCO – The San Diego Hearing | Nuclear Hotseat

    Libbe reporting on federal court case
    I'm hoping admin picks this up for us ( fingers crossed )

    If anyone is looking to give funds for this effort this is one of the places to do so
    Enenews too .

    I love her podcasts they are not boring and are done as good if not better than any media outlets that bring us the truth .

    From what I understand is when more and more folks tune in ban with charges go up so please consider sending a few dollars .

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    August 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm · Reply
    Nuclear Hotseat #166: EXCLUSIVE – USS Reagan Sailors v. TEPCO – The San Diego Hearing | Nuclear Hotseat

    Nuclear Hotseat’s exclusive coverage of this week’s hearing in Federal Court in the $1 billion lawsuit on behalf of sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan against Tokyo Electric Power Company(TEPCO). The sailors got hit with lethal levels of radiation while on an humanitarian aid mission to provide post-earthquake/tsunami aid to Japanese victims… and never were warned of the danger they were sailing into by Fukushima-Daiichi plant operator TEPCO. Interviews with attorneys Charles Bonner(also heard in Nuclear Hotseat #129 & 138) and Paul Garner;USS Reagan veteran Steve Simmons (also heard in Nuclear Hotseat #159 & 161) and his wife Summer Simmons.

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