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US Atomic Tests in the Marshall Islands: connection to Japan and USA -Videos

For a better quality informative video please see the second video link at he bottom of the page. Holly Barker explains the connection between the Marshall Islands, Japan, USA and the Nuclear club. detailing Human Rights abuses. dated March 2012

US Atomic Tests in the Marshall Islands: UN Geneva

 

Published on Jan 2, 2013

The US carried out their main Atmospheric Megaton Hydrogen (thermonuclear) Bomb Tests in the Pacific Test grounds centred on the Marshall Islands between 1950 and 1958 after the discovery that their atomic tests in the Nevada desert and in New Mexico were causing fallout contamination as far away as New York.

The Hydrogen Bombs were tested in the Marshall Islands and the largest one, a 15Mt bomb destroyed Bikini atoll. Fallout in the Marshall Islands resulted in serious health effects which were systematically either ignored or covered up.

The question of the magnitude of these effects has come to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and a Special Rapporteur was charged with investigating the issue and producing a report for the September meeting of the UNHRC in Geneva.

The US Health Physics Society had previously produced a biased and dishonest report arguing that fallout was too low and doses too low to have caused any effects. This video is of the first half of the UNHRC meeting in Geneva on September 13th 2012 organised by the American Association of Anthropologists.

The meeting Chair is Prof Barbara Rose Johnston and presentations were made by Prof Holly Barker and Prof Chris Busby. Delegates from the Marshall Islands also attended and made contributions. Dr Busby’s presentation is uploaded in a separate video and his report to the UNHRC is at http://www.nuclearjustice.org and his paper on the effects is at http://www.greenaudit.org/?page_id=104

The main recommendations of Dr Busby’s reports were adopted by the UN Special Rapporteur in his report to the General Assembly, most important being that a proper independent (of the US and the Health Physics Society) investigation of the contamination and the ill health are carried out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMhI2-dZ3Jo

TalkingStickTV – Holly Barker – U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshall Islands

Published on Mar 4, 2012

Talk by Holly Barker co-author of “The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report” on “From Nuclear Weapons to Nuclear Energy: The U.S., The Marshall Islands, and Japan” given February 24, 2012 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41NiVagLc4

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Columbia nuclear fuel worker exposed to uranium

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2 Jan 2012

 

By SAMMY FRETWELL

Emergency medical crews whisked a Columbia nuclear fuel plant employee to the hospital this week after the worker was exposed to a uranium-containing acid, according to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The Westinghouse Electric Co. employee, whose name was not available, was treated for pain and released from the hospital. The incident has prompted an investigation by the company.

The exposure is unusual, say company officials and veteran nuclear industry watchers. Anti-nuclear activist Tom Clements said the incident warrants further review by the NRC, the chief oversight agency for the nuclear industry.

“I have not seen an exposure like this and I check these (NRC reports) every day,” he said. “It’s all the more reason to investigate more closely.”

NRC spokesman Roger Hannah said his agency would await the results of the Westinghouse investigation before deciding if further action is necessary. Company officials said they already have taken steps to avoid similar incidents even as their in-house investigation continues. The employee is fine and returned to work soon after Monday night’s incident, plant manager Dave Precht said.

“The trip to the hospital was precautionary,” Precht said Wednesday. “Instead of taking any risk, we just took him to make sure.”

Westinghouse, a division of Japan’s Norio Sasaki, uses uranium to make fuel for nuclear plants across the country at its facility in lower Richland County. The Bluff Road plant is a 550,000-square-foot facility built in 1969. The company is one of the Columbia area’s largest employers with about 1,200 workers.

Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive material that is mined and processed for use in the nuclear power industry.

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Fukushima: NHK Documentary; Downwind From Disaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJlmkM-ebXM

Published on Jan 1, 2013

Duration -42 mins

MissingSky101

Minamisoma,

Fukushima Prefecture

This is a record of people in that one town caught up in the triple disaster.
Threatened by the unseen forces of radiation, what did the residents do? What was their state of mind?
“Why should we evacuate, why do we have to flee?”

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New -Chris Busby at the UN: Marshall Islands US Atomic Tests -October 2012

“The Royal Society in London was brought into cover up the effects in Iraq”

http://youtu.be/WRGwyIpLyP4

Edited and updated video link with re-edited video 3 Jan 2012

Published on Jan 1, 2013

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Dueation – 27 mins

This is Dr Busby’s contribution to a meeting organised by the American Association of Anthropologists at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12th September 2012. The Chair was Prof Barbara Rose Johnston. The earlier part of the meeting will also be uploaded to youtube. The US nuclear tests created enormous contamination and serious health problems in the Marshall Islands but these have been systematically covered up.

Most recently the US Health Physics Society published a dishonest series of reports maintaining that there were no serious health effects due to the radioactive fallout. Dr Busby’s paper on the issue “The health effects of exposures to radioactivity from the us pacific nuclear tests in the Marshall is. Criticisms of the analysis of Simon et al 2010: Radiation doses and cancer risks in the Marshall islands associated with exposure to radioactive fallout from Bikini and Enewetak nuclear weapons tests and supporting documentation. Occasional paper 2012/6″ is at the Green Audit website:

http://www.greenaudit.org/?page_id=104
and at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/111935078/22

His representation to the UNHCR on behalf of the AAA is at:

http://nuclearjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/UAJWritten-statements-Bu…

Dr Busby’s main recommendations were adopted by the Special Rapporteur to the UNHCR in his report to the General Assembly. These were that there should be a fully independent study both of the remaining fallout in the Marshall Islands and also an independent Epidemiological study of the health of the inhabitants.

 

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North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. – Concern over nuclear Spent Fuel Pools

“..North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group.

North Korea’s nuclear tests have been dismissed as failures by some analysts because of their low explosive yield. But Dr. Pry believes they bore the “signature” of the Russian-designed “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting more gamma radiation than a 25-megaton nuclear weapon…”  Source: Newsmax

 

Earlier this year a citizen petitioned the NRC to revisit the issue of grid disruption, this time focusing on the spent fuel pools at U.S. nuclear power plants. The petition calls for a new rule that would require nuclear power plant spent fuel pools to have emergency systems capable of functioning for two years in the absence of an operating electric grid. The NRC is currently analyzing dozens of public comments on the petition, and the agency expects to issue a decision on the petition in the middle of next year.

http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/2011/10/31/keeping-u-s-reactors-safe-from-power-pulses/

 

North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S.

http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/super-emp-capable-of-disabling-power-grid-across-lower-48-states_06202011

1 January 2013

North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12, the Washington Times reports.

In fact, the Times report says, “North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States – right now.”

It’s not just the threat of conventional nuclear attack that has experts worried. Nor is the North Korea invasion scenario in the new remake of “Red Dawn” a realistic risk.

The real concern is that North Korea now has miniaturized nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery and armed missiles with nuclear warheads that could destroy the U.S. in a single blow with an EMP attack that would send the U.S. back to 19th century technology a la the NBC TV show “Revolution.”

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South Carolina nuclear-waste cleanup plant delayed, overbudget with video

The most dangerous waste sits in 47 aging tanks that are prone to leaks. SRS slowly is cleaning out and neutralizing the material in the tanks to reduce its environmental and health threat. The work, however, can’t be finished until the salt-waste processing plant is operating.

SRS managers say the salt-waste plant likely won’t open until at least 2018 — nine years after its initial target date for completion — although that date is tentative and could be pushed back. The completion date depends on more money from the U.S. Department of Energy.

“We now have to address the cost increase, as well as the schedule delays, and get a viable baseline together for what it is going to take to complete this facility,” said Zack Smith, the Energy Department’s deputy manager at the Savannah River Site.

Video link Courtesy of  redbuttonstudio

Published on Jan 1, 2013

Originally published on Dec 31, 2012

South Carolina nuclear-waste cleanup plant delayed, overbudget

By SAMMY FRETWELL
The (Columbia) State

Published Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Nearly four years after its expected completion date, a processing plant that is vital to cleaning up deadly nuclear waste near Aiken is only 65 percent finished and hundreds of millions of dollars in the red. 

The Savannah River Site’s salt-waste processing plant originally was scheduled for completion in 2009, but problems with its design and the types of materials needed in the facility have delayed work and sent costs skyrocketing.

Early U.S. Department of Energy estimates placed the project’s cost at $440 million. The cost later was revised to $900 million, agency records show. Today, it has risen to $1.3 billion, according to a November status report by the Energy Department.

That’s an important pocketbook issue for taxpayers.

But delays in the project also are a concern to the public for environmental and safety reasons. Without the salt-waste processing facility, efforts to clean up some of the word’s most dangerous atomic waste could be delayed.

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Happy new year everyone!- Brandenburgische Konzert No.3, G-Dur, Allegro, Johann Sebastian Bach.

courtesy of

http://ex-skf.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/happy-new-year-2013.html?showComment=1357088389533#c7664156385337616846

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC – slightly unofficial website… Kulluk and that sinking feeling..

This issue transcends all geographical (and constituency) boundaries.

In September 2011, The Independent published an article under the headline: “Oil exploration under Arctic ice could cause ‘uncontrollable’ natural disaster.  One of the world’s leading polar scientists has warned: “If there is serious oil spill under ice in the Arctic it will be very hard, if not impossible to stop it becoming an environmental catastrophe…”

What should be given the greatest weight in deciding if Shell can be trusted to drill in the Arctic Ocean – Shell’s promises about being able to react quickly and effectively to any incident/disaster arising from its pioneer Arctic drilling commencing in July, or its horrendous track record ofenvironmental pollution on an epic scale and deceiving host governments?

Shell won the rights to drilling rights in the USA after spending millions of dollars lobbying the Federal government.

Failures that led to the Kulluk’s demise

Jan 1st, 2013 

by John Donovan
As Coast Guard responders were scrambling to the scene on New Year’s Eve, officials told reporters an investigation will be launched into the failures that led to the Kulluk’s demise. Seas are expected to be up to 33 feet by Tuesday, with the potential for 40-foot waves as a large storm system delivers moisture from as far south as California. Satellite imagery shows the bulk of the storm headed right for Kodiak.

Tony Hopfinger, Suzanna Caldwell | Jan 01, 2013

drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell that had been adrift off and on in rough seas since Thursday ran aground near Kodiak Island in Alaska on Monday night, raising concerns about a possible fuel spill.

The Kulluk — a $290 million offshore oil rig operated as part of Shell’s Arctic drilling efforts in summer — washed up shortly before 9 p.m. at Ocean Bay on Sitkalidak Island, located close to Kodiak Island’s southeast shores.

The trouble started late Monday afternoon when a Shell tugboat — one of two vessels pulling the Kulluk — lost a line to the drilling rig. The second tug, the Alert, struggled to continue towing the Kulluk due to “severe engine problems.” The Alert’s crew was ordered to separate from the rig at 8:10 p.m. “to maintain the safety of the nine crewmembers aboard the vessel,” according to state environmental regulators and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The concern now is for the condition of the Kulluk, which is carrying an estimated 150,000 gallons of diesel and 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid, Coast Guard officials told reporters Monday night at a news conference in Anchorage.

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