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Nuclear Lead poisoning cover-up UK, serious wildlife contamination found!

In a recent wildlife report it was shown that birds tested in the period winter 2010 to winter 2011 were found that elevated levels of lead (i.e. >20.0 μg/dL) were found in the blood of 34 % (n = 285) of waterbirds tested at four sites in Britain during the 2010/2011 winter this happening during some of the largest radioactive releases from nuclear power plants and medical reactors.

In this study, we examined data on current and historical trends in lead poisoning in British waterbirds and related these to the introduction of legislation restricting the use of lead. Our results indicate that lead poisoning has continued to affect a wide range of British waterbirds long after legal restrictions were introduced.

Of course, it could be argued that existing lead weights might be the cause of this anomaly but the main effected bird species prone to lead weight poisoning was the swans.

significant change in lead-related mortality in mute swans found during the same time period, 25 % (n = 12) between 1971 and 1987, 4.6 % (n = 65) between 1988 and 1999 and 2 % (n = 100) between 2000 and 2010

The annual breakdown of radioactive materials in the UK Water Standards report due 2012 for the period 2011 to 2012 (May) to date has not been published. But I was able to snag a Google cached copy of the USA military base UK Annual water report for that period. It clearly shows the lead pollution getting to, or above the safety levels for humans. Depending on the varying safety level. The US military had to go back the following month (October 2011) and redo the test for it to pass. Here is some evidence of that and also, where the contamination was likely from. the Budapest Medical Isotopes Institute in Hungary.

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Getting to “Yes” at International Conference on Nuclear Waste -Canada

but the tough questions during Tuesday’s sessions about transparency in some of the siting process and the independence of the nuclear regulators came from outside Canada, or not at all. 

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“You don’t want a “yes” crowd because a “yes” crowd incites a “no” crowd and the “no” crowd always has a lot of energy”, explained Saida Laarouchi Engstrom, from the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company.

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Asked to comment on what constitutes community support, Kramer replied that “Fifty (percent) plus one is not enough” and suggested that the ballot box was a way to measure support. Kramer said that those who support the nuclear waste burial project were elected, and those did not support it lost in the municipal elections.

 

Friday, October 05, 2012   by: BayToday.ca Staff

Story Brennain Lloyd/Special to BayToday.ca.

A parade of country representatives took to the stage Tuesday in downtown Toronto at an international conference on nuclear waste burial, outlining programs and plans for what the nuclear industry calls “geological repositories”. The two-day international conference was the most recent in a series of gatherings convened every four years.

In an opening panel of “implementers” from Sweden, Finland, Japan, the U.K. and Switzerland, presenters flashed image after image of tunnels, shafts and caverns carved out of rock, all generated as part of national planning processes which would ultimately result in country stockpiles of high level nuclear fuel waste being placed deep below the surface, as a “final solution” to the to-date intractable problem of how to contain the radioactive wastes that are generated by nuclear power plants and will remain hazardous – and harmful – for hundreds of thousands of years.

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Thirty Five Minutes To Meltdown -EU nuclear stress tests update

“In the end, there always  remains a degree of risk 
that you can reduce through retrofitting and investments. 
But you can never  completely eliminate it.”

Günther Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy

in interview with Der Spiegel, April 2011

 

BY ADONAI

 OCTOBER 6, 2012

POSTED IN: EDITORS’ PICKSENERGY

European activists are joining their voices and worries after European Commision released this week their “stress tests” report of nuclear power plants (NPP) in Europe. By the report there are currently 145 nuclear reactors in 15 European states, EC states that safety record is such that although incidents have occurred andcontinue to occur, no major accidents have ever taken place. Activists said the report dodges the real issues.

The results don’t say that any nuclear reactor in Europe is too unsafe to operate. But they identify concerns across Europe, including a lack of seismic measuring instruments, insufficient safety and rescue equipment, and inadequate emergency plans. The largest number of concerns was found in France, the leader in number of nuclear reactors in EU.

Anti-nuclear campaigners criticised the report, which they said glosses over more serious concerns. “The final report of the EU nuclear stress tests charade looks set to dodge all the tough questions, as expected,” said German Green MEP Rebecca Harms (europeanvoice.com).

In introduction to released “stress tests” EC states that the challenges which nuclear safety and its governance face were highlighted in the accident at the Fukushima reactors in Japan following the earthquake and the tsunami in March 2011. This event demonstrated that nuclear reactors must be protected even against accidents which have been assessed as highly improbable.  Events at Fukushima revealed well-known and recurring issues: faulty design, insufficient backup systems, human error, inadequate contingency plans, and poor communications. The EU must learn the lessons of Fukushima to further reduce the  risk of nuclear incidents in Europe. 

The Fukushima accident resulted in unprecedented efforts to review the safety of nuclear installations in Europe and worldwide. Initiatives were taken at national, regional and international level. In the EU, the European Council, in March 2011 concluded that “the safety of all EU nuclear plants should be reviewed, on the basis of a comprehensive and transparent risk and safety assessment (“stress tests”).

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Definition of a “terrorist” -USA (Audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp8SeGGnUfE&feature=player_embedded

Published on Sep 28, 2012 by 

Duration 2.00 hrs

Tonight on End the Lie Radio, Madison Ruppert and guest Brandon Turbeville of Activist Post discuss the definition of a “terrorist” and how almost everyone in America today could absurdly be considered suspicious per the DHS’s ever-expanding definition, as well as who are the local Councils of Governments (COGs) and how are they supporting the Agenda 21 initiative across small-town America in this information-packed, educational episode. End the Lie Radio is live from 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST/7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST every Monday evening at http://EndtheLie.com/Radio.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions. Turbeville has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties.

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Review -Peace activists close nuclear facility, cause historic security breach -Ploughshares USA

by  | August 3, 2012
 
 

The Transform Now Three with their signs, via http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com.

In the early morning on Saturday, July 28, three gray-haired trespassers made their way into a nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. They were armed with human blood, hammers, candles, flowers, crime-scene tape and a Bible. In the process of their break-in and after, they managed to close down operations at the facility for days on end and raise searching questions about how secure — and how justified — the United States’ vast nuclear stockpiles really are.

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Bahrain Shiite activist Rajab on hunger strike

“According to Amnesty International, since the protests first began in February 2011, at least 60 people have been killed.”

06 OCTOBER 2012

AFP – Bahraini Shiite rights activist Nabeel Rajab has gone on hunger strike, a local rights group said Saturday, just two days after he was briefly released from jail to attend his mother’s funeral.

Rajab, 48, who is serving a three-year sentence for participating in illegal demonstrations, was allowed out of jail for one day to bury his mother.

After the funeral, Rajab was taken back into custody and barred from attending the three-day condolence gathering where friends and relatives pay their respects.

“In protest against this unjustified punishment, (Rajab) started a full hunger strike (on Friday),” said the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR).

In a comment posted on Twitter, Bahraini rights lawyerMohammed al-Jishi said “Rajab’s hunger strike is an expected reaction since he’s being denied his lawful and humane right to attend his mum’s funeral.”

Bahrain authorities say Rajab was barred from attending the condolence gathering because he “committed violations” at the funeral.

“Rajab was released briefly to attend his mother’s funeral on humanitarian grounds,” the authorities said in a statement, but he “violated the terms of his release and delivered a speech inciting mourners to stage illegal protests”.

“Because of his actions, Rajab has had the privilege to attend further mourning gatherings revoked,” the authorities said.

 

The BCHR said that Rajab called on mourners to “continue their struggle for rights and democracy,” and argued his speech was a “peaceful expression of opinion.”

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India: ‘Nuclear energy is not a national issue – it is a global issue’ — anti-nuclear movement gains momentum

“The people protesting in Koodankulam are not only fighting for their health and livelihoods; they are not only fighting for the peoples’ of India; they are fighting for the right to life of the peoples’ of the entire world, and for the healthy lives of our unborn generations. It is the duty of all conscious human beings, wherever they are, to join the struggle against nuclear energy.”

 

Neeraj Jain interviewed by B. Skanthakumar

October 5, 2012 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — The anti-nuclear peoples’ movement in India has been gathering momentum in recent years. The courageous struggle of women, men and children of Idinthakarai village in South India, who are resisting the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, and are under siege by state security forces – with more than 56,000 of whom have been falsely charged, including 6000 for the offence of “sedition”, and 53 imprisoned – has highlighted the people’s movement against nuclear energy.

Neeraj Jain is the convenor of Lokayat, a social activist group in Pune, Maharashtra, that is part of the all-India National Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements (NAAM). Jain, who trained in electrical engineering, is the author of Nuclear Energy: Technology from Hell (Aakar Books, Delhi 2012). He was interviewed by B. Skanthakumar in Bangkok on September 5, 2012, before the confrontation a few days later during fuel-loading of the Koodankulam nuclear reactor, in which one fisher was shot dead and dozens were injured, sparking strikes and agitations across Tamil Nadu, including in Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode and Thootukudi.

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What is the background to the upsurge of peoples’ movements against nuclear energy in India today?

The Indian National Congress-led government is going for nuclear energy in a big way, claiming that it is cheap, clean and safe, and the solution to the country’s energy needs.

This expansion of nuclear energy is a follow-up to the Indo-US nuclear deal [in 2008]. The Indian government agreed to buy US$150 billion worth of nuclear reactors, equipment and other materials from the United States of America in return for the US inking the agreement. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoy, Shyam Saran, also promised that US companies would benefit for decades from Indian orders for military equipment. The quid pro quowas for the US to modify its laws and allow India to engage in nuclear commerce, from which it had been blocked after its nuclear tests in 1974.

The US also lobbied with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – which is an association of 45 countries that export uranium and nuclear technology – to grant India the waiver to engage in civilian nuclear trade, despite not having signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In return, the Indian government promised the NSG countries that their companies would receive lucrative contracts in India. This was candidly admitted in an article in a leading newspaper of Maharashtra by the former chief of India’s Department of Atomic Energy, Anil Kakodkar.

This is the real reason behind the Indian government opening its doors to Western nuclear energy companies. After putting the country on sale, it is now strutting about claiming that it has become a “nuclear superpower”, in addition to its claim to having become an “economic superpower”.

The government of India is setting up two kinds of nuclear plants.

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Breaking! China in secret talks on UK nuclear plant stake -UK ignores other options

Coalition backs investment as fears grow of power cuts, with the Chinese considering a 20 per cent share in the venture

China in secret multi-billion pound talks on UK nuclear plant stake

By TOM MCGHIE

PUBLISHED: 00:35, 7 October 2012

China is poised to take a multi-billion pound stake in the building of a nuclear power plant in Somerset with French energy giant EDF.

Secret talks are understood to have been taking place for weeks between the two, with the Chinese considering a 20 per cent share in the venture.

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SPECIAL REPORT / Mistrust puts pharmaceutical industry in the spotlight -Europe

Published 05 October 2012

“North Korea would be proud of you!” said workshop moderator John Bowis, a former MEP and president of stakeholder group Health First Europe, after conducting the straw poll in a session addressing transparency between the public, health professionals and industry in the Austrian resort.

 

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The European healthcare system is struggling to cope with low levels of transparency and trust in the pharmaceutical sector, according to 97% of doctors, industry professionals and policymakers attending a workshop at the Gastein Health Forum yesterday (4 October).

“North Korea would be proud of you!” said workshop moderator John Bowis, a former MEP and president of stakeholder group Health First Europe, after conducting the straw poll in a session addressing transparency between the public, health professionals and industry in the Austrian resort.

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