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Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive fallout than Fukushima (chart)

Published: October 3rd, 2012 at 11:54 pm ET 
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h/t Fukushima Diary

 

August 2012 Fallout Date by Prefecture:

  • Shinjuku, Tokyo: 10.5 MBq/km2 total cesium-134 and -137
  • Saitama, Saitama: 2.27 MBq/km2 total cesium-134 and -137 (20 km N of Tokyo)
  • Maebashi, Gunma: 1.8 MBq/km2 total cesium-134 and -137 (100 km NW of Tokyo)

http://enenews.com/tokyo-getting-5-times-more-fukushima-fallout-than-prefectures-closer-to-daiichi

 

spectrometer analysis evidence here…

Prof. Chris Busby analysed dust from an apartment in Tokyo recently from an air conditioning filter.

100,000`s of bequerels per kilogram!
mechanics and air conditioning engineers would need to be nuclear licensed in the UK to work with these filters!

High Cesium and Pb210 and Po210.. still awaiting results for full spectroscopy

Duration 9.31 min

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October 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Russia could resume subcritical nuclear bomb tests in Arctic

“The tests can be done in a laboratory. There are no environmental hazards in and of themselves, but [the tests] suggest Russia is preparing for something larger, and that may go in the direction of performing an ordinary atomic bomb test,” said Kudrik.

 

Russia last carried out a series of subcritical tests beginning in 1998, but the tests ceased in 2000.  These tests took place during the same time frame that the United States was ramping up subcritical tests of its own, said a recent report from the Montreal-based Centre for Research on Globalization.

 

Russia’s unofficial floating of its plans for subcritical tests in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, speculated the Barents Observer news portal in Kirkenes, Norway, could be a response to US announcements that the US Department of Energy last month conducted underground subcritical testing of its own, according to the Canadian think-tank.

The Centre for Research on Globalization said in its report, published on September 30 that, “Since 2010, the US has ‘shot’ off three subcritical tests and has plans in late 2012 for ‘Pollux,’ a ‘first-of-a-kind demonstration’ combining a ‘scaled subcritical experiment’ with plutonium-239.”

Charles Digges, 03/10-2012

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Vattenfall: new Swedish nuclear plant ‘years away’

Published: 4 Oct 12

The claims from Vattenfall comes two days after environmental advocacy group Greenpeace issued a report arguing that safety at Sweden’s nuclear power plants is so bad that all the facilities should be taken offline, citing a number of safety incidents in recent years.

 

Power group Vattenfall believes it will take several years before a decision can be made to build another Swedish nuclear reactor, the head of its nuclear operations told a newspaper on Thursday.

 

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However, a decision on the matter could take up to ten years, he added.

Building a reactor would cost around 60 billion kronor ($9 billion). 

“It’s a huge project where the economic and political circumstances both have to be right,” he said.

[…]

The Swedish parliament voted in June 2010 to authorize the replacement of thecountry’s nuclear reactors.

Two years later, Vattenfall asked the Swedish regulator to evaluate the conditions for replacing the group’s seven reactors, which will begin to shutter in the second half of the 2020s.

Vattenfall operates two out of three nuclear power plants in Sweden, where atomic power accounts for 35 percent of all electricity production.

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http://www.thelocal.se/43614/20121004/

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Exclusive: Workers at San Onofre Nuclear Plant Report Culture of Fear, Deep Mistrust

Oct 4, 2012
Karlene Roberts, an expert in workplace culture within high-risk industries and a professor at University of California Berkeley’s Haas business school, said this about those survey results: “Those numbers are bad … that company’s in trouble.”

The internal documents—one report, one companywide survey and a series of management e-mails—reveal that in the last few months, electric utilitySouthern California Edison has quietly begun a restructuring that has thus far included the ouster or retirement of several top executives, the consolidation of ethics investigations within SCE’s corporate parent and the reorganization of several departments.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

In addition to the unpublicized shakeup, the company recently announced it would reorganize management at its idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and cut more than 700 jobs, or about a third of the plant’spayroll. And last week, Edison told employees it would also trim 20 percent of the managers in the utility’s Information Technology group.

The big changes at Edison, which operates SONGS and is its majority owner, come at a critical juncture in an ongoing debate about the safety, cost and necessity of restarting the nuclear plant’s two reactors. SONGS has been shut down since February because of fears that excessive wear inside its steam generators could trigger a radioactive leak.

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Senate panel findings: A Paranoid Dept of Homeland Security and useless information

Senate panel findings: A Paranoid Dept of Homeland Security and useless information

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A newly released report from the Senate’s bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations reveals that the claims of Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the behemoth Department of Homeland Security (DHS), surrounding the United States’ so-called fusion centers are nothing short of outright lies.

This is far from surprising to me since in September of last year a report from the Homeland Security Policy Institute revealed the fact that information received from fusion centers “often lacks value.”

Fusion centers are also involved in rolling out nationwide biometrics systems as well as centralized biometrics databases coordinated by the federal government.

In the past, Napolitano has claimed that fusion centers are “one of the centerpieces of our counterterrorism strategy,” while reality paints a completely different picture.

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YouTube Removes Undercover Video – GMO Misinformation – Whole foods brand (video) USA

Must watch!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Youtube has pulled an undercover ‘Organic Spies’ video questioning Whole Foods employees as to whether or not any of the products within Whole Foods contained GMO ingredients. Created to show how even the employees themselves are misinformed (or even dishonest) about the very real presence of Monsanto’s GMOs in a store like Whole Foods that is supposed to promote health and wellness, the Organic Spies video received over 100,000 views in a few short days.

The video has since been removed due to apparently ‘violating the Terms of Service’, according to the genetic Youtube message that appears in place of the original video. As Infowars.com’s Aaron Dykes explains, this could be due to a third party complaint (such as Whole Foods demanding it be taken down), but it is not known as YouTube no longer tells the user of the third party identity. In other words, videos like these can be taken down without a trace of who is responsible.

You can see a re-upload of the video here

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/10/youtube-removes-undercover-video.html#more

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India: opponents of nuclear power treated as ‘pathological’

The way the Indian government has dealt with the opponents of the Koodankulam nuclear reactors being built in Tamil Nadu violates all three red lines.

The Department of Atomic Energy and its subsidiary Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. see the opposition as a pathology to be cured by psychiatrists from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.

Don’t impose K’kulam reactorshttp://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=252289, 3 Oct 12, Praful Bidwai Even zealous supporters of nuclear power should logically concede three things to their opponents. First, after Fukushima, it’s natural for people everywhere to be deeply sceptical of the claimed safety of nuclear power, and for governments to phase out atomic programmes, as is happening in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and now Japan.

Second, nuclear power, like all projects, should only be promoted with the consent of local people, and with scrupulous regard for civil liberties. And third, safety must be paramount in reactor construction and operation, with strict compliance with rules laid down by an
independent safety authority. Continue reading

October 4, 2012 Posted by | civil liberties, India | Leave a comment

Youtube: the Fukushima story- interviews and background

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU-Z4VLDGxU “Fukushima, Never Again” tells the story of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns in north east Japan in March of 2011 and exposes the cover-up by Tepco and the Japanese government.

This is the first film that interviews the Mothers Of Fukushima, nuclear power experts and trade unionists who are fighting for justice and the protection of the children and the people of Japan and the world. The residents and citizens were forced to buy their own geiger counters and radiation dosimeters in order to test their communities to find out if they were in danger.
The government said contaminated soil in children’s school grounds was safe and then
when the people found out it was contaminated and removed the top soil, the government and TEPCO refused to remove it from the school grounds.
It also relays how the nuclear energy program for “peaceful atoms” was brought to Japan under the auspices of the US military occupation and also the criminal cover-up of the safety dangers of the plant by TEPCO and GE management which built the plant in Fukushima. It also interviews Kei Sugaoka, the GE nulcear plant inspector from the bay area who exposed cover-ups in the safety at the Fukushima plant and was retaliated against by GE. This documentary allows the voices of the people and workers to speak out about the reality of the disaster and what this means not only for the people of Japan but the people of the world as the US government and nuclear industry continue to push for more new plants and government subsidies. This film breaks
the information blockade story line of the corporate media in Japan, the US and around the world that Fukushima is over.
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October 4, 2012 Posted by | Resources -audiovicual | 1 Comment

Hillary Clinton pressured Japan leaders to keep nuclear power

Nikkei: Sec. Clinton personally pressured Japan leader to keep nuclear power as “President Obama wishes it” http://enenews.com/nikkei-clinton-personally-pressured-japan-leader-to-keep-nuclear-power-as-president-obama-wishes-it
October 2nd, 2012 
 September 25, 2012 Nikkei report translated by EXSKF:
It has been revealed that the United States government was strongly urging [the Japanese government] to reconsider its policy of “zero nukes in 2030s” which was part of the energy and environmental strategy of the Noda administration, as “President Obama wishes it”.

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According to the multiple government sources, as the Noda administration was moving in August toward explicitly putting down “zero nuke” in the official document, the US strongly requested that Japan reconsider the “zero nuke” policy, saying the request was “the result of discussion at the highest level of the government”, indicating it was the Obama administration’s consensus, from the president on down.

On September 8, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met with the US Secretary of State Clinton during the APEC meeting in Vladivostok in Russia. Here again, representing the US president, Secretary Clinton expressed concern. While avoiding the overt criticism of the Noda administration’s policy, she further pressured Japan by stressing that it was President Obama and the US Congress who were concerned.

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(According to Former Deputy Energy Secretary Martin,) the US government thinks that “The US energy strategy would be more likely to suffer a direct damage” because of the Japan’s policy change toward zero nuclear energy.

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See also: US Nuclear Expert: I’ve been told by people in the State Dept. that U.S. gov’t said to downplay health effects of radiation after Fukushima — I think we’ve really gone out of our way not to measure (AUDIO)

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Areva and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group pull out of UK’s nuclear power project

British nuclear plans suffer blow as Chinese investors pull out Two new nuclear projects in the UK suffer as firms in running to buy a stake pull out Terry Macalister and Adam Vaughan The Guardian,  3 October 2012 The government’s nuclear energy plans were in trouble on Wednesday with Chinese investors withdrawing interest in two projects and local councils postponing a decision on hosting atomic waste storage.

Areva, the French nuclear engineering group, confirmed that it had pulled out of the running to buy a stake in Horizon Nuclear Power, the enterprise planning to construct new reactors at Wylfa in Wales and Oldbury in Gloucestershire. Areva said its partner, the state-owned China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC), had also shelved its
bid….

This is a blow for the government because Areva is the most advanced with getting regulatory approval for the design of its European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) while the Chinese are considered to have the deepest pockets. Continue reading

October 4, 2012 Posted by | business and costs, UK | Leave a comment

Questions on USA’s rising levels of ionising radiation

Radiation Levels Rising In The USA http://whtc.com/blogs/post/rkingman/2012/oct/03/radiation-levels-rising-usa/ by Red KingmanSo why are radiation levels on the rise here inthe United States?  Why have governments all around the world RAISED the “safe levels” for radiation exposure?  What happened on September 17th?  Why did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sign an agreement with Japan to continue pruchasing their seafood even though it is NOT being tested for radiation following the explosion and resulting release of radiation into the ocean?  Why aren’t environmentalists up in arms over THIS, rather than trying to close all of the coal plants?

Does anyone have the answers to these questions?

sources:

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/28-1

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/01/tepco-admits-that-radiation-levels-from-fukushima-are-rising.html

http://digitaljournal.com/article/326186

FORBES lists four sites where you can monitor radiation levels:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/03/28/three-sites-where-you-can-monitor-u-s-radiation-levels/

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Leaked report on Europe’s troubled nuclear power plants

‘Hundreds of problems’ at EU nuclear plants, BBC News 3 Oct 12 The draft report found specific failings in all 58 of France’s nuclear reactors
Hundreds of problems have been found at European nuclear plants that would cost 25bn euros (£20bn) to fix, says a leaked draft report. Continue reading

October 4, 2012 Posted by | EUROPE, safety | Leave a comment

Indian government’s nuclear attack on democracy

Nuking democracy at Kudankulam Financial Chronicle, By Praful Bidwai    Oct 03 2012 Is nuclear power going to be promoted in India only at gunpoint, and in brazen violation not just of people’s fundamental rights, but also of the norms and rules to be set by an independent safety regulator?
Go­ing by what the government, department of atomic energy, Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL), and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) are doing at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, the answer is an emphatic yes.
To start with, the AERB is not an independent agency. As shown by the Comptroller and Auditor-General’s recent report, it’s slavishly subservient to the government and DAE-NPCIL. Nor has it evolved transparent safety norms. Its integrity is in grave doubt. It does not disclose information that’s vitally important to public safety. Critical documents on safety codes/ ­guidelines have disappeared from
its website, for example,…

… the state and central police have unleashed repression against Kudankulam’s grassroots protesters. Although there hasn’t been a single violent incident, the police have lodged first information reports against several thousand people, charging many with sedition and waging war against the State, on this scale, probably for the first time since independence. On September 10, they attacked pe­aceful unobtrusive protesters with batons and
tear-gas. They literally drove many agitators into the sea, molested women, looted ho­mes and killed a fisherman.

A fact-finding team led by Justice BG Kolse-Patil describes this as a “reign of terror”, with
“totally unjustified” physical abuse, vindictive detention of 56 people including juveniles, and sexual harassment. Such police behaviour “has no place in a country that calls itself democratic”.
This comes on top of systematic demonisation of the protesters as “foreign-inspired”, repeated harassment of their sympathisers, and deportation of three Japanese activists, who wanted to express solidarity with them. Such repression is becoming routine in India and undermining democracy. Th­at’s the additional price nuclear po­wer will extract from us.
http://wrd.mydigitalfc.com/op-ed/nuking-democracy-kudankulam-443

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Japan could become world’s renewable energy hub

Japan stokes renewable energy plan PILITA CLARK – ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT Financial Times, Oct. 03 2012,First it was Europe and then it wasChina, but as the world absorbs the impact of Tokyo’s decision tophase out nuclear power over the next three decades, some are starting to ask whether the next big centre of renewable energy growth will be Japan.

“It is absolutely possible,” says Jim Long of Greentech Capital Advisors, a global adviser on renewable energy, headquartered in New York.“This could provide a significant stimulus for the development of a major renewable energy market in Japan, and underpin the global
ambitions of a number of large Japanese industrial companies in the clean energy sector.” Continue reading

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Youtube: 75% of Fukushima contaminated with high levels of radioactivity

http://enenews.com/75-land-fukushima-contaminated-high-levels-radioactivityation-be-declared-be-radiation-control-area  Mother/Farmer: We found 75% of Fukushima contaminated with high levels of radioactivity — This should be declared a ‘radiation control area’ (VIDEO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU-Z4VLDGxU&feature=player_detailpage#t=620s
 October 2nd, 2012
By ENENews 
“Fukushima, Never Again”
Production Of Labor Video Project
Published on Oct 2, 2012
Sachiko Sato, Mother/Farmer from Fukushima: Over 75% of Fukushima has radiation over 0.6 microsieverts per hour. This should be declared to be a radiation control area. We found this out by checking the schools where our children go. The result was so high. […] 75% of the land was contaminated with high levels of radiation. We immediately requested the local and Prefectural board of education to evacuate children.

VIDEO  Fukushima Never Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU-

 

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