Op Ed by Arclight2011
26 November 2013
Owing to the loss of the Fukushima Appeal Blog because Mia has some health difficulties to attend to, I would like to thank Mia on behalf of Christina and myself and I presume the readers of this site for her dedication to translating Japanese blogs and articles so that we in the west and Japan could appreciate her Japanese perspective .
In fact I would like to thank many of the bloggers (English speaking and other) that have strived to get the facts from a country that is slowly slipping into a police state, where freedom of speech is now illegal.
The Big Energy oil and nuclear corporations in Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, France and the UK (largely supported but the media) who have lied and prevaricated all the way through this ongoing disaster and it has been the alternative news groups and individuals that have shone a light onto the seedy side of this buisness.
We have seen the rejection of solar, wind and thermal by Japan as shown in the recent oil report I posted yesterday, the denial of health effects with the support of the Science Media centre in the UK, that is directed by the Department for the environment and Climate Change (The UK government), that use industry supported Proffessors that will only admit to the psychological impacts of the disaster on the seriously affected populations of Fukushima and Myagi Prefectures.
So, thank you Mia for all your hard works over the last two years!
I will list but a few of her posts and encourage you all to research her blog as it is an excellent insight to one bloggers perception of this “hidden” disaster from a Japanese perspective.
Mia has also translated English to Japanese so her countrymen could share these articles that would otherwise not be seen by the Japanese speakers.
Good luck with the future Mia
And a word from Christina (The owner of this blog) about our fellow blogger and contributer, Mia;
“A temporary farewell to a brilliant blogger
The website http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/ Fukushima Appeal 福島アピール has been running for nearly 2 years now. It is a unique and brilliant site, giving news and insights on the situation at Fukushima.. Now the author is unwell, and needing time off. But we look forward to recovered health and the resumption of posts before too long.
Not only are these posts completely on the ball, well written and timely, but also,with posts in both English and Japanese, readers are given a special view, not provided by any other website.”
TEPCO -Workers deaths are not reported 報道されない原発作業員の死亡について
…“She said that there have been so many workers dead without being reported. Some died during the 2 days break, some didn’t turn up the next morning and were found dead…. Those who died haven’t been measured for how much exposure they got. Tepco doesn’t count and report the dead unless they die during their work hours.” …
Posted by Mia
Fukushima: 100 babies with polydactyly are on the waiting list for operation 福島在住の夫婦、震災以降「多指症」の赤ちゃん誕生。受診すると「多指症の子の手術がいっぱいで100人待」
UNSCEARが被曝による健康被害はなかったという報告を出そうとしている！ UNSCEAR is going to publish a report that says there is no health hazards after the Fukushima disaster!
French System For Cleaning Fukushima Water Blamed For Leukemia, Polluted Beaches In Europe フランスによる福島原発汚染水の浄化システムは、ヨーロッパでは（多数の）白血病を生じさせ、浜辺も汚染してしまっている。
Rapid increase in thyroid cancer in Fukushima kids – cover-up of causes 福島の子供たちに甲状腺がんが急増―その原因を隠蔽
Mushrooms and Lake fish contaminated in Chubu area (West of Kanto area) 長野県のきのこ類、群馬県のわかさぎが、放射能汚染されている
The Japanese Government announced in Fukushima “No More Repeating of Decontamination”, “Giving up reducing to 0.23uSv/” 自己管理を提案 福島で政府説明会 再除染応ぜず
Even Belgian delegates got mad at Upcoming UNSCEAR Report ベルギー代表団でさえ怒った9月に出るUNSCEAR国連科学委員会報告書
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13 October 2013
This weeks calamities for this blogger included, all dongle data Sims were blocked for half a day, I was unable to get into WordPress to post for whilst I availed my self of the free wireless network at my local library, During another session at the library my wireless became defunct.
Not a boring week by any means..
I thought I would get some thoughts down as the Internet seems to dislike me for some reason..
I uncovered a document where the UK Government body called DECC (Department foe Energy and Climate Change) instructed the UK Science media Centre to “manage” the news on Geo-Engineering, This got me thinking as you might well imagine.
The Science Media Centre (SMC) received a £300,000 boost to their income in the charity fiscal year of 2011. As I have previously mentioned that this “charity” sent a mental health professional to deal with the disaster at Daichi, as far as I could work out the psychologist was paid by a secondary aim of the “charity” that deals in mental health issues.
Considering the recent hurried push to sign nuclear contracts in the UK and get control of the epidemiological research, it makes sense that the SMC was advised by the UK government to shut the bad news down concerning Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, The Home office even sent diplomats to play cricket in Fukushima prefecture the day before the Japanese won the Olympic 2020 bid.
So, we have DECC instructing the SMC to manage the Geo engineering news and it is obvious that the SMC UK was behind the coverup of Fukushima with Ogilvey and Maher from the WPP group (Tony Blair works for WPP for a large retainer).
I have been made aware that the government is possibly undermining representations being made by NGO`s and civil pressure groups and have been helping find the data on this and that is likely why I had was targetted for disruption this week,
I am still awaiting an official statement on behalf of the NGO`s etc and will post the statement when it arrives on my email.
The recent showing of Pandora’s box and many “nuclear is the only solution to climate change” articles and videos are designed to show how pro nuclear the UK is and how ready for nuclear investment the UK is. Offers from China (The BBC does their children’s programming), Japan (Japan is ensnared into the nuclear fuel cycle and decommissioning strategies) and from a broke EDF (currently trying to pollute the whole of the English channel, north sea and just about anywhere they can get away with it) are flowing into the UK as quickly as the dissolution process for the nuclear fuel rods that pollutes our air space and waterways flows outwards. And the UK government wants lots of little La Hagues and Sellafields poisoning the waterways for multiple generations to come and MOX run reactors that give a guaranteed BIG BANG if there are any serious cooling lose incidents (ref; Daichi 3 nuclear reactor).
DECC has reported that the private companies will not share the technical data nor even the names of persons involved with the data. There is also some idea that there are no independent epidemiologists who will be accepted by the private corporations, so therefore they support Richard Wakefords (Ex BNFL) posit of “no effect from nuclear accidents worth talking about”.
I am not going to bash the BBC at this point as they tie in to every aspect of this marketing of nuclear materials and cash because it would make the article to long.. But you can imagine…
In short, DECC appears to be going all out for the large and very expensive nuclear projects that will not reap any rewards for a number of years and likely push Fracking as the interim solution. Meanwhile BP, the Anglo American corporation, is still drilling for the oil like there will be no tomorrow.
EDF charge about £65.00 per mega watt in France whilst in the UK the spot price, on offer, seems to be settling around £100.00? EDF are pretty broke and still have to find a cheap solution to the nuclear waste problem for their existing nuclear sites.
I will be reporting more on the processes that are being used and the new ideas that they are thinking of to cut costs at a later date.
In the recent government report it shows that they value cost cutting as a priority issue and following up that with secrecy concerning epidemiological research. And they didnt seem to interested in any other science from Yablakovs New York Academy of Science presented book that is now in its second edition with the needed corrections. Nor do they take into account the voices of dissent in the nuclear industry in Belgium, USA, Japan, Belarus and UK. Instead they close ranks and hide everything and everyone who might be responsible for a future UK nuclear health tragedy (though radiation has already reached Norway and Ireland (AM241 found near Dublin Bay recently in growing amounts).
That all I have to report for now, UKColumn is doing an in depth investigation on the BBC next week, I will post a viideo up. They have connected the BBC to WPP and they are generally not happy with our great British broadcaster, that appears to be now an arm of the global advertising and media corporations.
Fukushima cover up special – Science Media Centre UK DOES the BBC, in fact, DOES the whole country!!
( Means FACE for non english speaking non cockney rhyming slang types)
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26 September 2013
The title says it all
But heres some of my research into these blighters .. its cluttered and unsorted but it will give you an idea of just how big a con this organisation is.. A registered charity working for the corporate PR machine.. Stunning! more to come in the next few days..
i have put a few things in the comments section of this article as well… there is a big problem with ME groups who resent what the SMC has done to their cause as well.. you can google that stuff or wait for me to get to that section of SMC science suppression campaign..
Science media: Centre of attention USA
Fiona Fox and her Science Media Centre are determined to improve Britain’s press. Now the model is spreading around the world.
10 July 2013
“..Regardless, the SMC model is now spreading around the world, with the latest franchise slated to open in the United States around 2016. The centres are all run independently, but they abide by a unified charter crafted by Fox.
This means that Fox is about to take her message to a much wider audience. “I think there are problems with her reach,” says Connie St Louis, director of the science-journalism course at City University London and one of Fox’s loudest critics. “She’s becoming one of the most powerful people in science.”…”
“…That is a message that Fox has honed well since establishing the SMC in London in 2002. The centre’s aim is to get scientific voices into media coverage and policy debates …”
“… “Our philosophy is we’ll get the media to DO science better when scientists DO the media better,” says Fox. …”
Nature also funded the SMC UK :0
At the dawn of the 21st century in a little room in the UK an idea was hatched to provide media with scientists.. this 2 woman enterprise was to be funded by Monsanto and 80 odd other organisations.. The founder and director of this service was the brainchild of Fiona Fox.
guess which is Fionna?
This is the bbc`s Rebecca Morelle who knows one of the above or maybe both?
Does this guy have the hots for Fionna or Rebecca?
The connections to the BBC and other outlets in the UK gives the UK Science media an unparalleled power to manipulate the scientific argument.
Journalism would usually be looking from the outside of the science community as a check balance to fraud, incompetence or just plain mistakes.. A trained science journalist would assimilate the technical data and make a report based on unbiased oversight (depending on which newspapers they come from ).
Fionna Fox and the UK SMC decided that this oversight was getting in the way of her preferred scientists and has had many campaigns to sideline any other independent scientists or researchers.
Not content with fully corrupting UK science discussion especially on the BBC (who she has deep connections with ), as well as other main stream outlets. Fionna decided to open another in Australia.. Killing off some good critical thinking journalists and news outlets with the help of the likes Ashursts legal corporation (A UK headquartered corporation, currently trying to silence an Australian blogger – Christina Macpherson from http://www.nuclear-news.net ), therby, silencing the last of the independent voice in Australia (nearly)
Then came the Fukushima tragedy.. Fionna Fox then came swinging into action with her nuclear contacts to counter the truth of the situation in japan along side the likes of PR corporations like WPP (PR conglomerate and think tank and employer of Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson ). She opened the pre crime division of the SMC Japan to counter “illegal rumour”, though this branch of her SMC empire was to fail only a year later as some truth escaped her “science blockade” .
As most people are aware by now that there are some serious deceptions going on concerning the Japanese nuclear disaster and Fionna has been quoted as supporting the nuclear Science Media Centre lobby who says “no health implications as the dose was to low”. this SMC in Japan was supported by the Australian SMC and was further enhanced by the UK SMC “experts.. The problem occurred as the news of the thyroid cancers in Fukushima began their steady upward rise.. The Japan SMC was abandoned and now lies idle as far as its public presence is concerned. However Geraldine Thomas (imperial College Uni. and Chernobyl Tissue bank)was recently quoted once again saying ther is no health effects and that the sudden rash of thyroids cancers are not proved to be from radiation. And this is good balanced science? So, maybe Fionna still has a contract in Japan or the Empire of SMC has left licking its wounds in this case. Proving the adage that ” THE TRUTH CAN HURT”
Still supporting the Japanese in an open way is good old BBC favourite, Geraldine Thomas and the small cohort of UK nuclear advisors giving an outdated and simplistic approach to explaining nuclear events such as Fukushima.
The SMC`s and the chosen ones of the science community will not allow other points of view concerning the dose arguments that are raging across the planet. They also spread rumours to usurp any faults in their corporate backed view of radiation risk assessments. A good example of this is attacks on the likes of independent researcher and scientist Prof. Chris Busby, or even attacking a huge research paper such as the New York Academy of Science (NYAS) released “http://www.globalresearch.ca/chernobyl-consequences-of-the-catastrophe-for-people-and-the-environment/17571“
The NYAS book review was taken up by the BBC and their SMC friends and a rumour was spread that the book (a research of Chernobyl of staggering importance to the dose argument) was flawed and not reliable. This was an outright lie perpetrated by science “experts” from the BBC then onto the rest of the media. Dr Yablakovs book will NOT be seen in any of the 3 UNSCEAR meetings set for October 2013. No balanced research allowed there.
Below are some links and quotes. There is also some critiques of the SMC and Fionna Fox. Also, there is links to the impact of SMC`s on science journalism (and its not a good effect)
More on the BBC as i connect the dots. I will be posting more on the above issues in detail in the near future.
Here are some of my preliminary findings on the dodgy global Science Media Centres/Centers
Fukushima – Science Media Centres and their part in corrupting truth. 福島－科学Ｍｅｄｉａセンターとその腐敗してしまった真実について
I dont know why i would want to connect Ashursts with Imperial college University.. hmmm??? watch for the rabbit hole here http://nuclear-news.net/?s=imperial+college+university
And heres the connection
Ashurst advises Imperial College London of Science, Technology and Medicine on £140 million rights issue and placing of warrants
Ashurst is advising Imperial College London of Science, Technology and Medicine as a major shareholder of Imperial Innovations Group on a £140 million rights issue and issue of warrants by Imperial Innovations Group. Imperial College London of Science, Technology and Medicine was issued with warrants to subscribe for new convertible shares in consideration of the undertaking not to take up rights under the rights issue.
J.P. Morgan Cazenove placed the whole of the warrants allocated to the College with Invesco, another major shareholder of Imperial Innovations Group plc.
Mayer Brown International LLP advised Imperial Innovations Group plc and Macfarlanes LLP advised J.P. Morgan Cazenove.
Hey!! Christina, I think Ashurst are being paid by someone to nobble your blog!!
And this from a survivor from the Australian Thought Crime Purge, a dedicated independent science journalist cutie called Christina MacPherson makes some relevant points.
And finally some of the links and articles that inspired me to put together this article.. sorry about the clutter but i am too busy to tweak.. please feel free to change, reblog or disseminate in any way.. i am a great believer in free crowd sourced news, so feel free to improve, correct or copy… The public is being fooled by the science and its up to us bloggers to unfool the public.. imo.. Arclight2011
September 17th, 2013
The Mail, Telegraph and Financial Times were the only papers to publish the story in their print editions. According to our source, who wished to remain anonymous, the BBC had two programmes lined up to cover the study on the day it went public but mysteriously pulled the broadcasts.
Fiona Fox, chief executive of the pro-GM Science Media Centre (SMC), which receives funding from biotech companies including Monsanto, publicly claimed credit for killing media coverage of Séralini’s work in the UK.1 The SMC enjoys an exceptionally cosy relationship with the broadcaster: it has pocketed cash from BBC Worldwide and BBC staff are on both its advisory board and board of trustees. Fox has her own BBC blog.
17 June 2013
By Sandy Starr
Appeared in BioNews 709
The director of the Science Media Centre (SMC), a charity that seeks to improve public trust in science, has been awarded an OBE. Fiona Fox, who has been given the award for services to science, founded the SMC in 2002 following a House of Lords report that called for better communication between scientists and the media.
and another version of the OBE story
Genocide-denying director of the SMC awarded an OBE
More rabbit hole past this point…… you have been warned…
nice catch patrick.. in the uk the insurance underweiting corporations work hand in hand with the mi5 and mi6.. look at the directors and “paid advisors” a anice little pension scheme.. imo i looked and got me arse kicked by them.. aviva increased my insurance on motorbike by 300 percent for no reason losing me my job!! argh!!
death to rip off nuclear insurance imo
This message was blocked by you tube.. on the comments to this video .. so i posted my comment here instead..
Published on 9 Sep 2013
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The story of Plume-Gate, the world’s largest, provable cover-up: http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3683
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The above ideo highlights recent radiological releases in France…
then the article.. [arclght2011]]
London (Platts)–28Aug2013/833 am EDT/1233 GMT
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The dangers presented by fires at French nuclear power stations must be “taken very seriously” after a report showed there were around 100 fire incidents at nuclear sites in 2011, Jean-Christophe Niel, managing director of national nuclear safety regulator ASN, said in an interview published Wednesday.
Earlier this month, ASN published a report which said that around 40% of the 100 fire incidents reported in 2011 at French nuclear sites — which includes power plants as well as fuel reprocessing and research sites — were caused by electrical faults.
“Out of the hundred fire incidents in 2011, around 10 were considered significant in terms of nuclear safety,” Jean-Christophe Niel told Le Parisien newspaper in an interview.
State-controlled power firm EDF operates all 58 of France’s nuclear power reactors, which typically provide around three-quarters of the nation’s power.
EDF estimates that some Eur55 billion ($73.5 billion) of investment is required to extend the lifespans of its entire fleet for a further 10 years, including around Eur10 billion to cover further safety demands from the ASN following the Fukushima disaster in 2011.
Fires are a particular concern for nuclear power plants as they can can damage generators used for shutdown procedures as well as lead to emissions of radioactive substances, Niel told Le Parisien.
“We are putting pressure on operators to improve fire safety. EDF has made progress, particularly in the design of buildings and the isolation of different parts within a site… Further efforts must be made concerning the management of flammable materials at the sites to avoid further spreading. EDF must increase fire safety exercises,” Niel said.
In its report, ASN said that fire safety could be “broadly improved” in areas such as the protocol for handling materials flammable under extreme heat as well as the containment of fires and the procedure for dealing with them.
Around 80% of the fire incidents reported in 2011 were resolved by fire extinctions or “simple maneuvers,” the watchdog said.
ASN wants to further strengthen safety guidelines through distribution of “fire permits” for areas of nuclear sites in which flammable material or components are used.
The lessons from the Fukushima disaster in 2011 continue to impact the French nuclear sector, which remains dominated by state controlled firms such as EDF and Areva, the nuclear plant and fuel supplier.
As well as commitments made by EDF to improve the safety of its plants, the French government pledged in May to invest Eur50 million in research projects focusing on the impacts of power plant accidents.
The government wants to improve the “management of such accidents [as Fukushima] by operators and public authorities, better understand the consequences of these accidents regarding the release of radioactive materials, and quantify their impact on safety and the environment,” it said.
The safety projects are to include studies on the impact of extreme weather conditions including heatwaves, droughts and tidal surges, government documents showed.
The government is also planning to tighten security against terrorist threats at nuclear installations including fuel sites, and is to propose new laws in the autumn which will hike the financial liability of nuclear power operator EDF in the case of accident from Eur92 billion to Eur700 billion.
These laws are to include new areas of liability for the operator, including non-material damages from accidents, costs from unusable natural resources, as well as emergency procedure costs.
Looming over the nuclear sector is the prospect of downsizing the power plant fleet, as President Francois Hollande has pledged to reduce the share of nuclear power from 75% of generation to 50% by 2025.
However, legislation which puts into practice the multi-year legal process for shutting nuclear power plants is yet to be presented to parliament, and the only closure announced by the government is the shutdown at the end of 2016 of the two oldest operational reactors at the Fessenheim site.
The government is expected to announce this autumn initial proposals for its long-term energy policy, which should include further details on its plan to gradually shut down nuclear plants.
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Date 5 August 2013
“…Specifically, the Director General of Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Sunday Thomas, stated that the representatives of NIA have met with the NAEC on the establishment of an insurance framework for the compensation for nuclear energy damage…
On Nuclear-news.net we have covered many stories concerning Africa and the Nuclear aspirations of this dark continent. I say dark because at night it is the only continent not lit up by street lighting and advertisements.
From the corporations point of view this is a new continent to develop using western choices of energy that that includes nuclear power options.
The IAEA is even going to approve a nuclear reactor in Ghana, that is one of the few earthquake zones in NW Africa (information on link)
And here is an example of how the Nuclear/mining industries have contaminated large areas of Africa and in these articles ;
But nuclear materials are already proliferate over Africa in the form of food irradiation processes, medical and industrial uses to name but a few. And many wonder of the security implications of this.
Of course the nuclear industry is bigger than just the technology.
There are Insurance, financial services, military and security corporations connected to having nuclear power and a lot of money can be made by these organisations.
The IAEA has been helping to develop nuclear technology in Africa and sets the ground for these corporations to step in. The IAEA works with the big nuclear powers in a bid to solve the waste crisis with the MOX fuel system.
Selling hundreds of reactors to light up the African night, running off the waste products of the domestic, medical and military uses of nuclear materials from the west. Even as western energy companies such as EDF are being forced to invest in wind and solar energy due to financial and environmental concerns;
The Insurance companies do well on these deals as there is a cap on the amount that needs to be paid out to victims of the nuclear fuel cycle. To give an example of this payment system at work, the British Nuclear Test Veterans got around £6,000-$12,000 per head for their radiation induced damages (including genetic damage to future off spring) Link to the BNTV report to be found here ;
The affected Japanese from Fukushima expect to receive under £3000 or-$6000 per head in a country that is more expensive to live in than th UK and has higher cost implications for future health problems.
However the children and pregnant women will get under £5000 or $10,000 as they are likely to develop thyroid problems including cancer and have miscarriages etc.
It is interesting to note the similarity in the payments to those victims affected in the UK and Japan. I have seen no quotes for Miyagi prefecture so far though;
In fact, the Insurance liability caps system are not welcome everywhere and it is a point of contention that the insurance companies want to limit the costs to them, so that the nuclear financial and insurance “gravy train” is not interrupted.
Here is an example of dissension against the western corporate nuclear insurance/finance industry;
I will be unable to post regularly while i adapt to my new living conditions
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UK Atomic Test Veterans Appeals Betrayal Update from Chris Busby
This is an update to the progress of the Pensions Appeals Tribunals hearing in London in January/ February 2013. Dr Busby predicted in an earlier presentation from Riga that since his expert evidence had been excluded at the last minute by the Lawyers who were representing the veteran appellants, the cases would be lost……….
Published on 26 Jun 2013
i am having a problem posting video links, [arclight2011part2]
The video speaks for itself!
I have some arrangements to do over the next week but will be documenting my moves and decisions as i go along.. but will have little access for uploads.. so please be patient..
many thanks for all your supportive comments and personal messages..
I will try to post still on http://www.nuclear-news.net as i go along (with pics) for quicker updates
I am gutted having to give all my stuff away and move from the UK but i have struggled over the past 6 months to counter the moves against me and have now run out of chess board.. but i will return to the UK… somehow!
What the summit did not address in any detail was the likelier and more easily achievable possibility that a terrorist organisation might obtain highly radioactive material and attach it to a conventional, crudely made dirty bomb that could still spread lethal material over a wide area.
World takes aim at nukes , THE AUSTRALIAN, Brad Norington, April 16, 2010 Obama’s plan, endorsed at the summit by all attending countries including Australia, is to conduct an enormous accounting exercise with the objective of securing all nuclear materials across the world during the next four years.A 12-point communique not only affirmed the responsibility of countries to maintain security of nuclear materials under their control. It also agreed to the goal of stopping “non-state actors” from obtaining the information or technology required to use nuclear materials for malicious purposes……
A further nuclear security summit has been scheduled for Seoul in 2012 to check progress.
If Obama succeeds in prompting a large-scale lockdown of nuclear materials, this week’s summit could turn out to be significant moment in redefining the global order and combating the scourge of terrorism in the modern age……
There are weaknesses, however, in the commitments given by nations this week.
Chief among them, apart from the ambitious four-year timeframe, is the lack of anything legally binding or a regime of enforcement.
Obama acknowledged at a media conference at the summit’s end that the agreement was voluntary and its success would depend on goodwill…..
As evidence of likely success, he singled out Ukraine, Chile and Mexico for their willingness to give up their entire stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, and Canada for giving up a significant portion.
Other nations, such as Pakistan and Argentina, agreed to measures to prevent nuclear smuggling and strengthen port security.
Russia used the occasion to announce it would close its last weapons-grade plutonium production reactor.
The US and Russia signed an agreement for each to eliminate about 70 tonnes of plutonium or enough for 17,000 nuclear weapons…..
Obama focused the attention of countries on securing materials that could be used by al-Qa’ida to construct a nuclear weapon.
What the summit did not address in any detail was the likelier and more easily achievable possibility that a terrorist organisation might obtain highly radioactive material and attach it to a conventional, crudely made dirty bomb that could still spread lethal material over a wide area.
In hindsight, events manipulated by the Obama White House in the lead-up to the summit look very much timed to encourage other nations to think seriously about their contributions to making the world a safer place. That was as far as it went. World takes aim at nukes | The Australian
by Christina Macpherson, 12 April 2010, Wonder what AREVA, BHP Billiton, Cameco, Paladin, Allinace Resources, Mega Uranium etc will think about this? The idea of nuclear power expanding – but not needing uranium mining any more!
Barack Obama’s Nuclear summit plan – to re-start the program to use decommissioned nuclear weapons fuel in commercial nuclear plants - could mean the end of the uranium industry?
Greenpeace 8 April 2010 Romania has currently one nuclear power plant with two functional reactors in Cernavoda (South-East of Romania). Cernavoda is situated in an area with high earthquake risk. The Romanian Government plans to build two more nuclear reactors (Cernavoda 3 and 4). These reactors are of an outdated Canadian design, the CANDU 6.
The Romanian government proposes yet another nuclear power plant in the North of the country, in Transilvania. It announced that it chose three sites on the Somes River, but keeps the information secret because of fear for protests.
Please sign the petition here:
Faced with the reality that nuclear power plants are closing down faster than they are being built the nuclear lobby has come up with some desperate slogans aimed at resuscitating the industry. First they’ll “solve” energy shortage, then “solve” Climate Change. And now – they’ll solve nuclear non proliferation !
The irony is that the nuclear industry’s best hope is in its original aim – to produce nuclear weapons. While the USA and Russia piously claim that they’ reduce their total of 49, 000 nuclear bombs to a mere 30,000, and France, UK, China, India, Israel also hang on to their nukes, other countries (and Al Qaeda) aim to get nuclear weapons too.
Nevertheless, the worldwide nuclear lobby has the gall to claim that the spread of “civil” nuclear power will limit the risks of nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons spread – Nuclear Power and Peace – our theme for April 2010
Harmonious relationships between people and nations cannot survive in a nuclear power society, with its atmosphere of secrecy, surveillance , suspicion, fear, and ever-present real danger. Nuclear Power and Peace – our theme for April 2010
Anti-uranium doctors renew threat to resign, March 22, 2010 CBC News Nearly two-dozen doctors in Sept-Îles, Que., are renewing their threats to resign and leave the province after the government rejected calls for a moratorium on uranium mining and exploration in the region. Read more »
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