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
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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.

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"

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.


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  • Cooter

    1 nautical mile = 1.15078 miles


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  • 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

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    • 53rockwell 53rockwell

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


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    • 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.


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      • 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 ..it's in PDF form


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        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          HEY YOU GUYS OVER HERE!

          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


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          • 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


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            • 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 ….


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              • 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.

                HoTaters@hush.com

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


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              • 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


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        • 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.


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      • 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 )


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    • 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…)


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    • 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.


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      • 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.


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        • 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.


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        • 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.


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          MM..yes you do! :) Some one has to…


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      • 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.

        http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/Feeds/2011/05/sections-international-news-fingerprint-of-radiation-exposure-discovered-in-th/


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        • 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.


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          • 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.


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            • 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?

              http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/msl/oil.asp

              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.

              http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/dna-evidence-can-now-prove-link-between.html


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              • 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.


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                • 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.


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              • 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:

                "jec
                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."


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                • 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 messes..is a FOREIGN for-profit? Like not an USA company."

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


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                  • 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.


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                    • 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_liability_company#United_States

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


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          • 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 reason..to protect those that have. :(


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        • 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


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          • 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."
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Estate

            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
            http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/news-and-media/myth-busting/
            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."
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_land


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            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              Queen Elizabeth Worth $33 Trillion
              http://www.rense.com/general88/dnts.htm

              “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)….”
              http://www.whoownstheworld.com/about-the-book/largest-landowner


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              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                All sounds like a legal word craft scam to me.. :(


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              • 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.


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            • 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
              http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/queen-gets-raise-income-to-hit-60m-1.1348444


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            • 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.”
              http://www.cnbc.com/id/100847453


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            • 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.


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              • 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.


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                • 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.


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                  • 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.


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              • 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.

                Repent.


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  • 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)?


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Pictures of radiated decks being scrubbed by navy personnel on USS RR
    http://nypost.com/2013/12/22/70-navy-sailors-left-sickened-by-radiation-after-japan-rescue/

    USS Ronald Reagan did search and rescues
    http://i.imgur.com/dadRaOJ.jpg
    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)
    http://www.defense.gov/Photos/NewsPhoto.aspx?NewsPhotoID=13957


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  • 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.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      :) Nick see things clearly…there is no escape!


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    • 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.


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    USS Ronald Reagan was One Mile from Fukushima
    http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/12/uss-ronald-reagan-fukushima.html

    http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/lcc19/Pages/NavyUnitsPreparetoSupportTsunami-DamagedAreas.aspx#.U_pmybE5uZF

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/05/2011040500500.html
    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


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    • 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.


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  • 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
    http://www.tricare.mil/tma/congressionalinformation/downloads/Radiation%20Exposure.pdf

    Sent from my F-iPad


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  • 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
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/20/us-navy-sailors-legal-challenge-fukushima-radiation-tepco


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  • kintaman kintaman

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmn3wVEKPOA&list=UUVL8aB3-w9X2wM9Ckuq73nw


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  • 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
    http://japanfocus.org/-Roger-Witherspoon/3918

    Fukushima Rescue Mission Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Nearly 70,000 Americans – Part 2
    http://japanfocus.org/-Roger-Witherspoon/3919


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    • 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.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCzuPm4T4qo


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    • 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


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  • 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.


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  • dunkilo

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


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  • 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.


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  • Sickputer

    Thanks for all the great links like this:

    http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/12/uss-ronald-reagan-fukushima.html?m=1

    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.


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  • 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
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPALGWh7EY


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  • 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.


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  • Nigwil

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

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/08/jp-gov-decide-abort-preceding-frozen-water-wall-project-8192014/

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


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  • 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.


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

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

    Too late for the USS Ronald Reagan.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    BLAMING OFFICIALS FOR NOT WARNING AND GIVING OUT PILLS? . LOL

    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.


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  • 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)

    http://www.rogerwitherspoon.com/pdfs/energy/fukishima-prt1.pdf.

    I urge you all to read his work


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    • Cisco Cisco

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

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


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      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Cisco
        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


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  • 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…


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  • 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


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  • 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.


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  • Nick

    Curly…

    …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.


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    S.Korea's nuclear operator halts reactor due to heavy rain | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters
    http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL3N0QV2HJ20140825
    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)


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  • 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 >>>> http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/E-What-was-deadly-at-Fukushima-2608141.html


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  • 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' "


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    Nuclear Hotseat #166: EXCLUSIVE – USS Reagan Sailors v. TEPCO – The San Diego Hearing | Nuclear Hotseat
    http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/2098/

    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 .


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  • 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
    http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/2098/
    EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL REPORT: The USS Reagan v. TEPCO Hearing

    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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  • Fukushima Unit3 was a Super Critical Pu239 Plasma Nuclear Event.

    All NPP's are subject to this potential future scenario.
    The concealed truth now uncovered.

    Arto Lauri has broken the code of lies and presented in the smallest detail how the events at U1 and U3 proceeded.
    This is a story that could be told of every past nuclear event
    in the world and a story that will be told of any future nuclear
    events…at NPP's.

    Arto Lauri 68.FISSIO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2E8OG5EbO8

    Don't miss this info.
    It is absolutely the definitive work on this subject.
    I take notes and start and stop every frame.
    Especially the first 20min. And by all means,
    don't miss the ending…where the secret is revealed.

    All that stands between the living and the dead is a zirconium
    cladding that is thinner than an egg shell!
    They are KILLERS!
    They build these things to kill, and demanding that any reactor
    operate at over capacity of any level fulfills their dreams of
    devastation and death.
    The psycopaths secret is revealed.
    This is war.
    This is a gun in our face.
    We can't just take the bullet!

    THis is IT!

    [please make copies of this video to protect the truth hidden within and to protect arto who is subject to surveillance and attacks from the nuclear war lords]

    this is saraWynd at http://wyynd.tripod.com


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