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Gundersen: Rapid insect mutations seen after Fukushima are frightening (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/gundersen-rapid-insect-mutations-after-fukushima-frightening-video

 

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 12:10 am ET 
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” Gundersen: There’s some good science out about rapid mutations in insects.

Insects are relatively radiation resistant compared to human beings.

So, yeah, it is frightening.

And of course, if it’s in the human gene poll, it will be 2 or 3 generations before it completely manifests itself.

The butterflies already have a couple generations and already it’s starting to manifest itself.

So we won’t see the results on the human gene pool for 30, 60, or 90 years…

In fact it’s a very real, terrible consequence.”

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mystery yellow substance on rooftop near Tokyo has cesium at 177,000 Bq/kg (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/mystery-yellow-substance-on-rooftop-near-tokyo-has-cesium-at-177000-bqkg-video/comment-page-1#comment-281157

 

Source: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/55244556/SPViewer/spviewer.html
From Fukushima Diary: “180,000 Bq/Kg from the yellow substance in Kashiwa Chiba”
Date Measured: August 18, 2012

 

      Total Cs: 176,939.8±390.3

 

      Cs-137: 107,627.2±264.1

 

      Cs-134: 69,312.6±287.4

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IAEA sees significant nuclear safety progress since Fukushima

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/iaea-sees-significant-nuclear-safety-progress-since-fukushima-disaster?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-08-20_AM

NATIONAL AUG. 20, 2012

“….Since the adoption of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, significant progress has been made in several key areas,” the Vienna-based agency said….”

The Nun Who Broke Into the Nuclear Sanctum

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/science/behind-nuclear-breach-a-nuns-bold-fervor.html?pagewanted=all

“…The IAEA report on the plan’s implementation so far – which will be presented to the Sept 17-21 General Conference of the agency’s more than 150 member states – said there had been progress in assessing “safety vulnerabilities” of atomic plants….”

Greenpeace ‘bombs’ French nuclear reactor in mock terror attack (but could activists do the same in the US?)

“…However Steve Kerekes, spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, dismissed the possibility as ‘completely speculative’, and points to a 2002 study which found that U.S. nuclear containment structures can withstand even a crash from a commercial airliner.

He told MSNBC: ‘Our facilities are extremely well-defended. Let’s leave it at that.’…” (see above 🙂 )

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138850/Greenpeace-paraglider-bombs-French-nuclear-reactor-mock-terror-attack.html#ixzz242n6GfZT

“…This and other measures had contributed to “the enhancement of the global nuclear safety framework,” it said, without giving details about the situation in individual countries….”

Was there a bombing at this Iranian nuclear site? New satellite images show big changes at underground facility
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
UPDATED: 20:29, 10 December 2011

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072564/Was-bombing-Iranian-nuclear-site-New-satellite-images-big-changes-underground-facility.html#ixzz242nnhsQi

“…There is “increased attention and focus on vitally important areas such as accident prevention,” it added….”

Serious long lasting contamination found in hungary!

“…Iodine 125 with a half life of 60 days found in grass clippings near the institute of
Hungarian production of radioisotopes.

CRIIRAD warned in its letter of 15 November 2011 on the need
quickly determine the source of contamination “because people close to the
source could have been and still be exposed to large doses…” “

“……A release of radioactive iodine 300 + 324 GBq or 624 GBq as that reported by Izotop

Intézet for 2011 is indeed 28 300 times higher than the release of radioactive iodine
made in 2009 by the nuclear power plant Tricastin (France) and 130 times
those made by the reprocessing plant at La Hague …”

http://balisescriirad.free.fr/pdf/Notes%20I131%20Europe/Note_12-01_Resultats_CRIIRAD_Iode%20131_Europe%20Centrale.pdf

“…The IAEA was criticized for its initial handling of the Fukushima disaster, with media and Vienna-based diplomats saying it was slow to give information in the early days of the crisis…”

IAEA sees significant nuclear growth despite Fukushima

Reuters | Mar 16, 2012 1

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/03/16/iaea-sees-significant-nuclear-growth-despite-fukushima/

“…But preparatory work last year on the IAEA plan exposed differences between states seeking more international commitments and others wanting safety to remain an issue strictly for national authorities…”

“…Although Israelhas produced enough plutonium for 100-200 warheads, the  …Despite two North Korean nuclear tests, there is no publicly available evidence that North ….”

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/nukes/nuclearweapons/nukestatus.html

“…One group of nations – including Germany and France – voiced disappointment about the final version of the IAEA’s safety action plan for not including stricter measures.

The United States, India and China were among countries stressing the responsibility of national authorities….”

Pakistan

Isreal

North Korea

Japan (maybe?)

NOT Iran

Etc…..

link to the IAEA report nearly.. got this?

To view the Annual Report and other reports online please visit the IAEA

from this

http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2012/ar2011.html

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Social media a factor, as Japan’s anti nuclear protests influence government Submitted by Contributors on August 19, 2012

“…Many of the protesters are disgusted and disillusioned with the mainstream Japanese media coverage of the nuclear problem. They credit the success of their movement to social media, word of mouth, and the Internet. And it is true that the mainstream Japanese media, which was the recipient of TEPCO’s annual $400 million worth of advertising, has been very reluctant to even report on the existence of the protesters until recently…”

  

“..Hattori insists that his movement is not useless: “The fact that so
many people gather together for the same cause is a very rare thing.
The only demonstrations well known in Japan were those organized in
the 60s, and they were organized by labor unions and the participants
were workers. Here and now, it’s different. You can see families,
children, old people—in other words, very ordinary people from all
social classes…”

“…Hattori says, “The reason we are being taken seriously is not just
because of Twitter or social media anymore. It is thanks to the people
who made the difference by communicating face to face with their
colleagues at work, with the primary-school teachers where they take
their kids to school, with their old high school friends. The people
who passed the information on about our movement by word of mouth made
a big difference.”…”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/19/nuclear-power-protests-find-wide-support-in-japan.html

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Increasing citizen distrust of Japan’s corrupt “nuclear village”

“The government is appointing experts from the so-called nuclear-power village to a new nuclear-power regulation committee. They are corrupt,”

Citizens’ groups propel rising wave of antinuclear activism Japan Times, 19 Aug By ERIKO ARITA  “……Mirei Akagi, a 33-year-old mother of two from Saitama Prefecture, was at the Yoyogi Park protest. She said she had participated in several protests and that each time she had learned about them via the social-networking website Facebook….. Continue reading

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Japan, media | Leave a comment

UK’s dangerous plan to make its piles of nuclear waste a commercial asset

Britain’s previous attempts to convert plutonium into Mox fuel which could then be burned in conventional reactors have proved disastrous, culminating in the premature closure last year of the £1.34bn Sellafield Mox Plant, which was a commercial and technical failure.

‘Untested’ nuclear reactors may be used to burn up plutonium waste Feasibility study looks at building revolutionary new facility at Sellafield to dispose of stockpile  The Independent, STEVE CONNOR     20 AUGUST 2012 An ambitious plan to rid Britain of its civil plutonium stockpile – the biggest in the world – has come a step closer with the submission of a feasibility study for building revolutionary nuclear reactors to “burn” the waste at Sellafield in Cumbria.

The plan envisages the construction of twin nuclear “fast reactors” at Sellafield that can dispose of the plutonium directly as fuel to generate electricity while ridding the country of a nuclear-waste headache that has dogged governments for half a century. Continue reading

August 20, 2012 Posted by | reprocessing, UK | Leave a comment

British government’s PR for the nuclear industry – playing down Fukushima risk

 The Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, who sits on the Commons environmental audit committee, condemned the extent of co-ordination between the government and nuclear companies that the emails appear to reveal.

“The government has no business doing PR for the industry and it would be appalling if its departments have played down the impact of Fukushima,” he said.

Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima Internal emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign was launched to protect UK nuclear plans after tsunami in Japan • Read the emails here  Guardian UK, 19 Aug 12, 

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushimanuclear accident just two days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japanand before the extent of the radiation leak was known. Continue reading

August 20, 2012 Posted by | politics, Reference, secrets,lies and civil liberties, UK | 2 Comments

Can we trust Nuclear Regulatory Commission to study radiation risks?

Nuclear Regulatory Commission may study power plant health risks Agency considers conducting a large-scale epidemiological study of whether living near a nuclear power plant, such as San Onofre,  raises health risks. Doing so would pose major challenges.By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times August 18, 2012,  
The last time federal officials assessed cancer rates in the communities surrounding nuclear power plants, they concluded that radiation releases were insignificant and health risks, if any, were too small to measure.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionhas been relying on the results of that 1990 National Cancer Institute study ever since to inform the public about cancer risks posed by the 104 licensed reactors it governs nationwide.

Now, in response to growing concerns that using uranium in the production of electrical energy may be dangerous even without accidents, the NRC is trying to decide if it should launch one of the largest epidemiological studies ever conducted to determine if it is a
health risk to live near a nuclear facility — such as the San Onofre plant in north San Diego County….. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0818-sanonofre-cancer-20120819,0,3382517.story

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Canada, health | Leave a comment

Julian Assange’s mother gets Nazi taunt on Australian radio

Assange’s mother subjected to Nazi taunts The Age August 19, 2012 – Julian Assange’s mother has hung up the phone on a Melbourne radio host after he taunted her with a Nazi slogan when she backed out of an interview.

Christine Assange was due to speak to 3AW’s Sunday morning show about her son, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, and his successful appeal for asylum in Ecuador.

But she changed her mind after hearing how co-host John-Michael Howson had treated a previous guest.

“I won’t be doing an interview with you because you’re acting like a pig,” Ms Assange said. Howson responded by screaming on air: “Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!”

Ms Assange then hung up the phone…… http://www.theage.com.au/national/assanges-mother-subjected-to-nazi-taunts-20120819-24g2f.html

August 20, 2012 Posted by | AUSTRALIA, civil liberties | Leave a comment

Fukushima radiation effects – grassroots reports

Fukushima Radioactive Contamination Symptoms Research By  /    http://nowarnow.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/fukushima-radioactive-contamination-symptoms-research/19 August, 2012 /   Mirror of Newsletter at  http://frcsrnewsletter.blogspot.com/

In the last ten days, there were multiple reports of changes in white blood cell counts.  In Fukushima-city, 60 kilometers from ground zero, a five-year-old child is already hospitalized with leukemia.  At a Tokyo private medical clinic 250 kilometers from ground zero, it is reported that 700 children have had leukopenia since last April.  This constitutes 80% of children who were seen at this clinic.  There is no end to occurrences of infectious diseases, especially rubella, and reported cases are triple what was reported last year and previous years, according to a summary by Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Reports from members of the general public Continue reading

August 20, 2012 Posted by | health, Japan | Leave a comment

Julian Assange urges US to end Wikileaks ‘witch-hunt’

“..Barrister and former government lawyer, Carl Gardner, said Mr Assange’s options were now severely limited.

“There’s no legal action he can take now. All he can do is make these public calls for people to do things he would like them to do and play a waiting game with the British authorities.

“The British government is likely to think that time is on their side. It’s Julian Assange who is stuck in this embassy…..”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19310335

yes trapped in a room with a…….. high speed broadband connection! hmmm?

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Urgent appeal to stop misuse of the medical based “radiation dose model” after nuclear accidents.

Urgent 31st August 2012 deadline for this petition!

the  ICNJ  (International Commission on Nuclear Justice) has been appealing to the european population to sign up to a petition to challenge the ICRP dose model on permitted doses of radiation to the public.

This campaign was contrived and developed during the convention in Berlin 2011 and The “Alternate World Heath Organisation” Geneva 2012

For the independence of W.H.O.

«The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»

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http://independentwho.org/en/

and a short video of all the main players here..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDclUdedZcs

out of those meetings of minds was born this organisation

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The International Committée on Nuclear Justice was formed on the 7th of December 2011 by the attendees of the international conference of environmental NGOs and scientists in Vilnius, holding three day seminars in the houses of Lithuanian Parliament and Vilnius Municipality. The original 24 committee members were doubled after the Independent WHO Conference in Geneve 12-13th of May 2012, now collecting a full scope of globaly acknowledged scientists fr Japan, UK, Switzerland, Russia, Belarus, Ukrain, Sweden, USA etc and environmental NGO leaders from France, Germany, Sweden, Finland…

Chairman, ICNJ:                        Pr Georgij Lepin, Belarus

Vice Chairman, ICNJ:               Nikolai Ulasevich, Belarus

The current steering committee of the ICNJ is:

Chair:  Georgy Lepin, Belarus

Vice Chair: Nikolai Ulasevich, Belarus

Scientific Secretary: Christopher Busby, UK

General Secretary: Ditta Rietuma, Sweden

Committee Member: Roland von Malmborg, Sweden

Committee Member: Richard Bramhall, UK

Pr A.Yablokov

Talks here about the realities of measuring nuclear contaminated lands against the “dose model” used by the IAEA and ICRP supported Chernobyl Forum group..

Early in the video Prof Yablokov states that he uses real data against mathematically derived data and that is how he can get a real estimate of damage done to the point where the data has stopped 2006 (approx)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYgBgkZCobQ

first three minutes approx

Alexey Yablokov press conference 25.03.2011 in US – watch on C-Span

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Chernob

 Co-author of “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”

(http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf )

published by New York Academy of Sciences

A personal plea here from Prof. Chris Busby for europeans to sign the petition before the end of August 2012 to get the case moving.. he gives a clear explanation of the procedure

Published on Aug 6, 2012 by  (12 minutes long)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTUDkYp1okc

A quick breakdown here

http://www.nuclearjustice.org is the site dedicated to a new project to force the governments of the world to realise that the radiation risk model of the International Commission on Radiological Protection is unsafe. This will stop further nuclear contamination of the environment and show the military use of Uranium to be illegal. The first part of this is to use existing legislation in Europe, the terms of the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards Directive. What we want you to do is to download the Petition asking for re-Justification from the website, sign it and post it to:

European Parliament
The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament
Rue Wiertz
B-1047 BRUSSELS
Belgium

EDITORS NOTE: Please note that little marketting is possible with this campaign as the IP`s seem to have some way of blocking links etc to this campaign pages so please pass around far and wide .. if we get this done in Europe it will be possible to get it done in Fukushima too! the children of Fukushima and chernobyl are relying on us Europeans to do the right thing.. I sincerely hope we do..

thank you for your attentions!

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Radio: Nuclear test site in danger of collapsing — Could create 15 meter tsunami — 193 explosions conducted in little area (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/abc-australia-nuclear-test-site-in-danger-of-collapsing-could-create-15-meter-tsunami-in-pacific-193-explosions-in-little-area-audio

Published: August 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm ET
By 

“Just in that little area there is over maybe twelve underground tests in that area and we have to remember that France have done altogether 193 nuclear test explosions in Murorua,” he said.

“In the soil of Muroroa, if something happens there is about 150 holes containing very dangerous radioactivity.”

The association says if the atoll were to collapse it could also trigger a 15 metre tsunami.

And how many bombs were set of all together?

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY

“..Uploaded by  on Oct 24, 2010

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea‘s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming…”

http://www.ctbto.org/specials/1945-1998-by-isao-hashimoto/

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mainichi Interview: “The reactors still continue to release radioactive materials” — “The gov’t needs to recognize the gravity of this situation”

http://enenews.com/mainichi-interview-the-reactors-still-continue-to-release-radioactive-materials-the-govt-needs-to-recognize-the-gravity-of-this-situation

Published: August 19th, 2012 at 5:27 pm ET
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Title: Do not underestimate the severity of the Fukushima nuclear crisis: interview
Source: Mainichi
Date: Aug 9, 2012

“..Before her retirement in 2000 from the University of Bremen in Germany, Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake had been an experimental physicist who some 30 years ago had analyzed data on nuclear bomb survivors

[…]

Mainichi: How would you evaluate the way the Japanese government has handled the crisis?

Schmitz-Feuerhake: I praise the government for designating the area within a 20-kilometer radius from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as a no-entry zone. That it set annual radiation levels of 20 millisieverts as a standard for evacuation is understandable for a government that was unprepared for a large-scale nuclear disaster. But it’s being grossly irresponsible by reactivating nuclear reactors and trying to shift the public’s attention towards “recovery.”….”

“..

Using the average incidence and death rate from cancer and other illnesses among all Japanese, I went to figure out the relative risks of those who entered the cities after the bombings and those who experienced the bomb at least 2.5 kilometers away from the hypocenter. What I found was that the death rate from leukemia and respiratory and gastrointestinal cancers was above the national average, and that the incidence of thyroid cancer, leukemia, and breast cancer among women were 1.5 times to 4.1 times higher.

These results showed that internal exposure to radiation from radioactive fallout (including “black rain” and “ashes of death”) had a great impact on health. But because my findings went against common academic knowledge at the time, my paper was initially rejected when I submitted it for publication in an international medical journal. On the suggestion of the journal, I subsequently had it published in the journal in the form of a “letter to the editor” instead of a scientific paper….”

“….

Mainichi: What do you think of the claim made after the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear crisis by Japanese politicians and some experts that “radiation exposure of 100 millisieverts or less has little effect on health?”

Schmitz-Feuerhake: It’s a statement that completely ignores the medical knowledge that we have accumulated thus far. Cancer among people who have been exposed to less than 100 millisieverts of radiation has been reported in medical journals and elsewhere. Radiation promotes cell mutation, and no amount of exposure is safe. It’s necessary to take precautions and institute measures to reduce radiation exposure……”

August 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

USA lucky it was a nun, not a terrorist, breaking into nuke site

“We were lucky in that regard that it was the nun and her cohorts, rather than a serious terrorist outfit,”

Intrusion embarrasses ‘Fort Knox of uranium’, Google News, By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press – 19 Aug   OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials like to refer to the Y-12 National Security Complex as the Fort Knox for highly enriched uranium, which is why an unprecedented incursion by an 82-year-old nun and two fellow protesters has critics mocking the notion that the weapons plant is secure…..

Y-12 makes uranium parts for every warhead in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, dismantles old weapons and is the nation’s primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium…. Continue reading

August 20, 2012 Posted by | incidents, USA | Leave a comment