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Was the BBC’s reporting of the science of World Trade Centre 7 accurate? – Truthloader

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Published on Feb 26, 2013

Tony Rooke is an activist who refused to pay his TV License on the grounds that he believes the BBC have actively covered up information regarding the attacks of September 11th.

On 25th of February 2013 Tony was at Horsham court to make his case to the Judge. We met with him and ex-Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Niels Harrit, and former intelligence analyst for South Yorkshire Police, Tony Farrell to hear their reasons for supporting Tony Rooke in this case. Stay tuned because tomorrow we’ll be putting up a longer film.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Nuclear Industry Is DEAD Despite Any “Nuclear Candy”

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Published on Feb 25, 2013
Uploaded on Jun 10, 2011

DemocracyNow.org – Talks to
Robert Alvarez, former senior policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Energy

Originally published on Feb 25, 2013 by onthewaytoextinction (length 11min 48sec)
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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Obama Foolish About Nuclear Power Safety in America

Published on Feb 25, 2013

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Obama said that everything is okay; but that has not been not proven to be true.

Original Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfrKZd…

Fukushima Plume
http://america20xy.com/blog6/?p=37913

Radiation Leak in America
http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/02/…

Some figures for milk contamination found on this blog – [Arclight2001]

http://mylogicoftruth.wordpress.com/tag/cesium-137/

“….CRIIRAD says its information note is not limited to the situation in France and is applicable to other European countries, as the level of air contamination is currently the same in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, for instance.

Data for the west coast of the United States, which received the Fukushima radioactive fallout 6-10 days before France, reveals that levels of radioactive iodine-131 concentration are 8-10 times higher there, the institute says….”

Radiation risks from Fukushima ‘no longer negligible’

Published 11 April 2011, updated 12 April 2011

The risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer “negligible,” according to CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity. The NGO is advising pregnant women and infants against “risky behaviour,” such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves.

In response to thousands of inquiries from citizens concerned about fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Europe, CRIIRAD has compiled an information package on the risks of radioactive iodine-131 contamination in Europe.

The document, published on 7 April, advises against consuming rainwater and says vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid consuming vegetables with large leaves, fresh milk and creamy cheese.

The risks related to prolonged contamination among vulnerable groups of the population can no longer be considered “negligible” and it is now necessary to avoid “risky behaviour,” CRIIRAD claimed.

However, the institute underlines that there is absolutely no need to lock oneself indoors or take iodine tablets.

CRIIRAD says its information note is not limited to the situation in France and is applicable to other European countries, as the level of air contamination is currently the same in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, for instance.

Data for the west coast of the United States, which received the Fukushima radioactive fallout 6-10 days before France, reveals that levels of radioactive iodine-131 concentration are 8-10 times higher there, the institute says.

Rain water and tap water

According to CRIIRAD, a huge proportion of the inquiries it has received concern the risks associated with rainwater and drinking tap water.

The institute stresses that there is no risk whatsoever, even for children, of standing in the rain without protection. But consumption of rainwater as a primary source of drinking water should be avoided, particularly among children, it said.

As for tap water, underground catchments or large rivers should not present any problem. But the institute suggests that the situation of water from reservoirs that collect rainwater from one or more watersheds, such as hillside lakes, should be examined more closely.

As for watering one’s garden with collected rainwater, CRIIRAD advises watering only the earth and not the leaves of vegetables, as absorption is faster and more significant on leaf surfaces than through roots.

Food chain

Spinach, salads, cabbage and other vegetables with large surface areas are among those food products that are particularly sensitive to iodine-131 contamination, if they are cultivated outside and exposed to rainwater. Washing vegetables does not help, as iodine-131 is quickly metabolised by the plants, CRIIRAD notes.

Fresh milk and creamy cheeses, as well as meat from cattle that have been outside eating grass, are categorised as foods that may have been indirectly contaminated and must also be monitored. Contamination of milk and cheese from goats and sheep may be of a greater magnitude than that of produce from cows.

Level of a risky dose

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Radioactive horse meat: Dark dealings of Europe’s cruellest trade

“….Soil in central Poland was contaminated by a wide spectrum of radionuclides (Table 8;12). In the north eastern part of the country Cs137 and Cs134 gound deposition levels, were up to 30 Bq/m2 and Iodone 131 and Iodine 132 depodition levels were up to 1 MBq/m2…”  (Energy 2008) Source : Page 231  http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=g34tNlYOB3AC&pg=PA231&lpg=PA231&dq=polish+chernobyl++cesium+137&source=bl&ots=O1bUjV02h6&sig=IjEt4qPXZ1gJVwurcU0eTS-dmp8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=z58sUbHnL6mJ0AXfy4GYDg&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=polish%20chernobyl%20%20cesium%20137&f=false

Faster track for country-of-origin labelling on meat  (ie wheres the radioactive meat come from? [Arclight2011] )

26 February, 2013
By Line Elise Svanevik, Carina Perkins

The European Commission has agreed to speed up the publication of its paper on options for country-of-origin labelling of processed meat products in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

Speaking after a meeting with EU commissioner for health and consumer policy Tonio Borg yesterday, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said the Commission had responded to his call on country-of-origin labelling.

He said the publication of the paper would “help all member states form their own position on what any regulations would look like”.

Paterson met with Borg ahead of yesterday’s EU Agriculture Council meeting in Brussels, where ministers from all 27 Member States discussed the horsemeat scandal.

“The Agriculture Council meeting was the first time that all European ministers have been able to gather round the table to discuss this cross-border criminal problem,” said Paterson. “We need coordinated action by every member state across Europe to rebuild consumer confidence in the products provided by food businesses, and to ensure perpetrators are prosecuted.”

Country-of-origin labelling was one of the items under discussion at the meeting. “Several delegations called for a labelling of the origin of meat entering in the composition of processed meat products,” said a statement from the Council.

“In addition, several member states pointed out that the report on the impact assessment of labelling the origin of meat in processed food, the publication of which was scheduled for December this year, should be published before or after summer.”

EU testing of meat products was also under discussion, with ministers discussing the option of extending the testing programme for a further two months beyond March. However, no final decision was taken at the meeting.

http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/15290/Faster_track_for_country-of-origin_labelling_on_meat.html

Horsemeat scandal ‘primarily a labelling issue’, says EFRA (But not for radiation? [Arclight2011] )

14 February, 2013
By Nicholas Robinson

A report on the contamination of beef products compiled by the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has concluded that the incident was “primarily a food labelling issue”.

However, it also said that any suggestions of fraud on a “massive scale” suggested that measures needed to be put in place “now” to stop something like this happening again.

Image source : Pictures: Animals Inherit Mixed Legacy at Chernobyl http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2011/04/pictures/110426-chernobyl-25th-anniversary-wildlife/

The report added: “The strong indications that people have intentionally substituted horsemeat for beef leads us to conclude that British consumers have been cynically and systematically duped in pursuit of profit by elements within the food industry.”

Responsibility

The report said that since the introduction of the European Single Market in 1993, the UK has had no import controls on food from other countries in the EU. However, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath said it was the responsibility of the exporting country to ensure the correct checks and tests had been carried out on meat products due to be exported.

Meanwhile, Defra said checks could be carried out at the border “if there are grounds to suspect the consignment does not comply with EU conditions”.

Defra added: “Food imported into the UK must satisfy regulations under the Food Safety Act 1990, including regulations that aim to ensure that food has the satisfied and relevant hygiene requirements at all stages of production.”

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) placed responsibility for product safety and authenticity with all parts of the food supply chain. It said: “Food manufacturers have extensive and well-established procedures to document their sources of raw material, the food manufacturing process and the compositional content of the food they produce. They have internal quality control procedures – for example, traceability documentation, raw material intake procedures, microbiological testing, testing of fat levels, temperature controls, control of foreign bodies, and cleaning down of machinery and equipment.”

The supply chain

Additionally, it has been the main priority of the government to determine the point at which the contamination entered the supply chain. And ABP Foods, which owns Silvercrest – the processor that supplied horse and pork contaminated beef burgers to Tesco – stated it had “never knowingly bought, handled or supplied equine meat products”.

Supermarkets also stated they had procedures in place to ensure the quality of the products they sold. In a statement to the Committee, Tesco said: “Once a supplier has been approved to supply us, we have an ongoing programme of site visits, audits and product surveillance to ensure our standards are being maintained. These processes are in addition to those carried out by the relevant food authority, and the suppliers themselves.”

Testing

Additional to the procedures already in place, Tesco group technical director Tim Smith said Tesco had decided to “make a significant investment, at our cost, in DNA sampling of those meats and meat products where this is a potential risk to consumers”.

Smith added that it would cost Tesco between £1m and £2m a year to DNA-test samples from every site that produces for it and the costs would come from his technical function, which is independent within Tesco. He said Tesco would “make a significant investment, at our cost, in DNA sampling of those meats and meat products where this is a potential risk to consumers”.

However, the Committee report highlighted the fact that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) did not carry out food tests, which are done by local authorities and trading standards officers. The FSA told the Committee: “The Agency provides funding to these authorities to undertake testing for specific ingredients or items it has identified on its risk register.”

http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/15223/Horsemeat_scandal__91primarily_a_labelling_issue_92,_says_EFRA.html

Horse meat: Dark dealings of Europe’s cruellest trade

By , in Skaryszew

7:30AM GMT 24 Feb 2013

The Telegraph

It is minus 6C and the tea is laced with vodka. Handfuls of notes are being carefully counted and Piotr is leaving with 7,000 zloty – about £1,400 – for his old mare.

He is not alone. Everywhere on the frozen, snow-covered field, groups of men are looking at horses and haggling over their price.

Welcome to Skaryszew: the place where horses arrive from Polish farms and leave in lorries for fattening and slaughter.

Men have been selling horses here on the first Monday of Lent since 1432.

But now those horses could even end up in the British food chain, because Skaryszew, 75 miles from Warsaw, is the start of a long, and sometimes obscure chain that has been blamed for horse meat being found masquerading as beef in British shops and wholesalers.

(David Rose for the Telegraph)

From Skaryszew, the horses will travel as far afield as Italy to be slaughtered. Who profits from the trade, and what checks to ensure the horses are safe to eat are, at best, questionable.

For Piotr, however, it has been a good trip. The farmer has travelled two hours from his village, Cisów, to sell his mare, expecting to get 5,000 zloty for the animal – a large amount in a country where the average agricultural worker’s annual wage is just under £1,200 a year.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blogpost by Rianne Teule – February 19, 2013 at 12:10

Greenpeace

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering.

But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home the flaws of the nuclear system.

Nearly two years after the disaster, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Japan are still being disrupted. When the disaster hit, their lives were turned upside down. They were forced from their homes, they lost their jobs, families were split up and communities were abandoned due to the radioactive fallout.

People are not able to get fair compensation. Many are still unable to return home or rebuild their lives elsewhere. Imagine living in limbo like that, stuck between past and future.

How can this be happening?

Blame the unfair system that protects the nuclear industry from paying for its failures. This system is called nuclear liability. It is a joke.

Engineer Mitsuhiko Tanaka discusses the cover up of production flaws in the vessel
for Reactor 4 at Fukushima. While the flaws and cover up didn’t cause the explosion
at Reactor 4, they are examples of why the nuclear industry can’t be trusted.

Make the industry pay

A risky industry like the nuclear industry should have to pay for its damages, just the way big oil companies have to pay for spills. But the nuclear industry is protected. Governments did that to help the nuclear industry get started decades ago. They have never fixed the problems this protection created.

Greenpeace examines the flaws of the unfair system in a new report, Fukushima Fallout: Nuclear business makes people pay and suffer.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corporate Blowback – Corporations attacking citizens with legal force!



Corporate Blowback

February 25, 2013

Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression.

http://www.monbiot.com/2013/02/25/corporate-blowback/

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th February 2013

Without public protest, democracy is dead. Every successful challenge to excessive power begins outside the political chamber. When protest stops, politics sclerotises: it becomes a conversation between different factions of the elite.

But protest is of no democratic value unless it is effective. It must disturb and challenge those at whom it is aimed. It must arouse and motivate those who watch. The climate change campaigners trying to prevent a new dash for gas wrote to their MPs, emailed the power companies, marched and lobbied. They were ignored. So last year 17 of them climbed the chimney of the West Burton power station and occupied it for a week(1). Theirs was a demonstration in two senses of the word: they presented an issue to the public which should be at the front of our minds. Prompted to act by altruism and empathy, one day they will be remembered as we remember suffragettes and anti-slavery campaigners.

Last week the operator of the power station – EDF, which is largely owned by the French government – announced that it is suing these people, and four others, for £5m(2). It must know that, if it wins, they have no hope of paying. It must know that they would lose everything they own, now and for the rest of their lives. For these and other reasons, EDF’s action looks to me like a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation: a SLAPP around the ear of democracy.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

George Monbiot admits nuclear defeat?

Out of Steam

February 4, 2013

Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now?

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 5th February 2013

Is this the end? According to the Green MP Caroline Lucas, new nuclear power in this country has been “completely derailed”(1). She may not be wrong.

She was talking about the decision by Cumbria county council to reject the nuclear waste dump the government had planned(2). But she could just as well have been responding to the new report by a parliamentary committee, or to the declaration of surrender by Centrica: the last British company with a stake in the technology here. Put the three of them together and they add weight to the claims of those who maintain that atomic energy is finished in the UK. As I’ve spent much of the past two years defending it(3), this is a hard admission to make.

I don’t blame the people of Cumbria for rejecting the dump: the plan was an expensive, erudite and technically advanced dog’s breakfast. The location the government had chosen had only one virtue: availability. Or so it thought. The nuclear-friendly county turned out to be no more enthused about mopping up the industry’s excretions than the rest of Britain. No dump in Cumbria means no dump anywhere.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells

“…It is also suggested that people exposed to ionizing radiation as nuclear industry workers, subjects near nuclear test blasts, survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan, airline pilots and cabin attendants, recipients of medical radiation, and radiological technicians may be at increased risk of developing melanoma ….” Qoute from…

Associations between environmental factors and incidence of – NILU

ftp://ftp.nilu.no/pub/…/Article10_Volkovova_Melanoma_v1.pdf

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by K Volkovova
Melanoma causes a considerable public health burden because of its dramatic rise …. The radiation excites DNA molecules in skin cells, causing …. It is also suggested that people exposed to ionizing radiation as nuclear industry workers,

And these articles are interesting given Prof Chris Busbies claims on ionising radiation causing some of the skin melanomas. He states that humans have evolved to largely deal with ionising radiation from the Sun and that man made ionising radiation has been instrumental in increasing the skin melanoma incidence since 1955, the beginning of nuclear overground testing A brief video on that here.

and a video showing the amount of testing that has occurred to give some perspective

Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas

http://www.healthonnet.org/News/HSN/666464.html

SUNDAY, July 8 2012 (HealthDay News) — In examining exactly what happens when skin gets sunburned, researchers studying human skin cells and mice found that sunburn is the result of RNA damage.

The red and painful burn is an immune response triggered by this altered genetic material to remove sun-damaged cells, according to the study published in the July 8 online edition of Nature Medicine.

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February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nuclear Waste storage issues in Japan, new H.O.N. radiation filtering system under development and more!

“..An explanation of the Japanese nuclear waste storage plans. After 11 years, there is NO agreement in any local prefecture.. Only Finland and Sweden have some sort of concrete plan..” Yoichiro Osaki  Via NHK

Some description of a new material called “H.O.N.” that is used to filter Cesium radioactive particles from water. Developed from an arsenic extraction system from Africa. other solutions by this team also looked at removal of radio iodines and Strontiums. Sherif El-Safty has committed himself to finding solutions to the contamination issues surrounding Fukushima Daichi.

The second half of the video covers various nuclear issues and the description and source links can be found on the “more” description option on the You Tube site.

MsMilkytheclown1

Published on Feb 25, 2013

I haven’t felt like uploading these updates for a while, although I’ve been recording them. Thanks to those of you kind enough to encourage me to keep at this for as long as I have. Anyway, here are the articles and videos I’ve compiled for the last week.

Japan wants to ship all the radioactive waste and ash (from burning radioactive debris) to EVERY PREFECTURE IN JAPAN. For those of you who have followed this nightmare, remember Chris Busby’s explanation about trucking radioactive debris across the whole of Japan to eliminate the “control group” when people start getting cancer and other illnesses – wanting to sue the Japanese government and Tepco.

Extremely Radioactive Snow in Fukushima!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LBrWZ…

February 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment