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Tokyo – Protest occupiers face being evicted by the Japanese Government

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Published on 20 Mar 2013

Ryan interviews one of the occupiers in Tokyo to get some details for us!

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Fukushima after 2 years / hundreds of thousands of people still live in heavily contaminated territory

….These initiatives will lead to the creation of CRMS. These technical means and the procedures receive the financial support of the Region Rhône-Alpes….

What is CRIIRAD ? What are the objectives of this video series?

O2 Fukushima prefecture / OGUNI area of Date city / June 2012

Published on 5 Dec 2012

This film shows gamma radiation measurements performed by a scientist from CRIIRAD laboratory (B. Chareyron), during a mission to Oguni area of Date City in June 2012, more than one year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Oguni area (see point O on the map) is located about 10 km east of the city of Fukushima and 55 km north-west away from the damaged nuclear reactors.

This mission has been performed with a team from CRMS (M. Wataru Iwata and M. Kanno). The device is a gamma radiation scintillometer whose results are given in counts per second (c/s). A gamma radiation rate of 3 000 c/s monitored 1 meter above ground is equivalent to 1.48 µSv/h (microSievert per hour). Due to high gamma radiation rates all over the area, including inside houses (0.3 to 0.7 µSv/h inside this particular house) most of the people living there are exposed to annual doses above 1 milliSievert. According to ICRP risk coefficients, a dose of 1 milliSievert corresponds to 17 cancers for each 100 000 exposed persons. For additional information look at http://www.criirad.org and http://www.crms-jpn.com

CRIIRAD

http://www.criirad.org/

2 years after Fukushima: Public Meeting Friday, March 8 at the show Primrose (Chassieu – 69) followed by a press conference

05/03/2013:

CRIIRAD Commission of Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity

With the participation of Mr. Wataru Iwata Director of CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measurement Station), Mr Alain Chabrolle, Vice President for Health and the Environment in the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, Mr. Roland Desbordes and Bruno Chareyron, respectively president of the CRIIRAD and laboratory manager CRIIRAD.

Access to reliable and independent radioactivity testing is essential, especially after a nuclear disaster. In March 2011, CRIIRAD has increased controls to assess the impact of Fukushima fallout in France, through a network of independent monitoring supported by the Rhône-Alpes Region.

This financial support allowed CRIIRAD to carry out several missions to Japan and strengthen local citizen initiatives. It has contributed to the birth of Japan CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measurement Station).

One of our priorities of the association is to defend the right to resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens still living in heavily contaminated territories and whose total decontamination is impossible.

Note: Wataru Iwata, Director of CRMS and Bruno Chareyron, laboratory manager CRIIRAD also intervene in Paris for a press conference Tuesday, March 12 from 11am to 13H for mayor of the 2nd district. Contact reporter msb.jne @ free.fr

What is CRMS?

CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measurement Station) is a Japanese, non-profit, created in 2011 whose objective is to improve the protection of citizens against ionizing radiation.

It is an independent organization whose mission is to provide citizens with the tools to acquire knowledge on radiation protection, to learn how to measure radioactivity and thereby improve their protection independently. The CRMS radioactivity measurements made ​​at the request of citizens and publishes the results on its website or in other media to share the data with the largest number. They are made ​​by citizens in 9 laboratories CRMS located on the territory of the prefecture of Fukushima and 10th located in Tokyo in late 2012.

For more information: http://fr.crms-jpn.com/

What is CRIIRAD?

CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity) is a non-profit organization created in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Indeed, at that time, the French authorities have lied about the intensity of the radioactive fallout. In order to make independent measurements, CRIIRAD created his own laboratory.

Following the Fukushima disaster (March 2011), CRIIRAD conducted an impact assessment on the French territory through a combination of technical means to measure radioactivity in the air (network of beacons) and impact benefits (monitoring of the food chain) and its support for Japanese citizens in their efforts to create independent monitoring methods. These initiatives will lead to the creation of CRMS. These technical means and the procedures receive the financial support of the Region Rhône-Alpes.

For more information on the actions taken in 2011 and 2012 by CRIIRAD alongside CRMS, see:

http://www.criirad.org/actualites/dossier2011/japon_bis/crms/extrait_Japon.pdf

http://www.criirad.org/actualites/dossier2012/fukushima/5dec2012.html

Upcoming Events in Fukushima after 2 years

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chris Busby: Nuclear Test Veterans betrayal by UK MOD and justice system!

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Published on 19 Mar 2013

U235 dirty bomb used as first UK nuclear test?

Prof Busby talks about the Test veterans radiation Pensions Appeals Tribunals cases.

He explains how the veterans have been betrayed by their solicitors through a complex series of changes in the nature of the hearings and the sudden withdrawal of one solicitor firm Rosenblatts and its curious replacement by another, Hogan Lovells, culminating in the removal of all the critical evidence from the cases and the exclusion of Busby’s evidence collected over three years, without the knowledge of the individual litigants.

Prof Busby explains how secret documents, released under Freedom of Information requests and Directions by the Judge, Hugh Stubbs, point to Uranium, the main component of the bombs, as the major cause of the health effects in the veterans and their children and grandchildren. He has decided to put all the information from his many reports, including information obtained from redacted secret sources, on the internet.

This information was excluded by the new solicitors to the case, (Hogan Lovells International),which was held in February 2013. Reports will be placed on the internet on the sites: http://www.llrc.org and http://www.greenaudit.org

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Videos now officially released for the Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident – 11 March 2013 – New York

see-this.wayVideos now officially released with good quality and quick links with supporting Power point presentations..

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1
March 11, 2013
A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident.A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation, the symposium is being co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 2
March 12, 2013

http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf#

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Resources -audiovicual | 1 Comment

IAEA nuclear propaganda spouted by mainstream media

The IAEA was created by the UN Security Council, and its five permanent nuclear powers, to “”[assist] its Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity””  In other words, the purpose of the IAEA is to promote the nuclear power industry on behalf of the most powerful nuclear states on the planet.

 radiation-warningThe Truth About Radiation Joe Giambrone OpEdNews  3/20/2013  I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news, and I’m going to have to point out some widespread — let’s say — untruths going around concerning the health impacts of radiation poisoning from the Fukushima meltdowns.  Yes, that’s “meltdowns,” plural.  It’s actually quite a bit more catastrophic than your mainstream media will tell you, and your government officials, of course, have only ever had one message on the subject: “It’s reaaaaaaally not so bad, so don’t you worry your pretty little head about it.‘  They were saying this on day one, before they knew how bad it was. They were saying it ever since, even as the numbers skyrocketed up into uncharted territory.  How can they get away with blatantly lying to the public, you might ask?  That is a complex question, and requires a complex answer.

Ask yourself this, next time you come upon a “don’t worry be happy” take on a nuclear meltdown in the media:  are any doctors, the people directly treating the children who live in the radioactive contamination zones, ever included in their reporting?

Short answer is no.  They are not.  Are these doctors far too busy and/or isolated to be interviewed?  Is that the reason for their absence across the mainstream news-tainment complex?

A typical radiation news report includes an IAEA spokesman, a government official, and a factoid from the latest study that has come out, all of which bolsters the idea that nuclear meltdowns aren’t so bad.  One might assume that the IAEA, or International Atomic Energy Agency, is some kind of skeptical party, a watchdog perhaps.  This is false.  Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Over North Korea, USA practises nuclear strikes

Strategic U.S. bombers fly practice nuclear strikes in Korea http://www.prisonplanet.com/strategic-u-s-bombers-fly-practice-nuclear-strikes-in-korea.html Washington Free Beacon  March 18, 2013

United States B-52 bombers carried out simulated nuclear bombing raids on North Korea as part of ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises, Pentagon officials said on Monday.

Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters that B-52 bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a training mission over South Korea March 8 during war games known as Exercise Foal Eagle.

“It’s not any secret that we are in the midst of sending a very strong signal that we have a firm commitment to the alliance with our South Korean allies,” Little said.

Deputy defense secretary Ashton Carter said during a visit to South Korea on Monday that the bomber flights are part of the U.S. “extended deterrence”—the use of U.S. nuclear forces to deter North Korea, which conducted its third underground nuclear test Feb. 12.

Full story here.

March 21, 2013 Posted by | USA, weapons and war | Leave a comment

USA Navy Men – legal action grows, over Fukushima radiation exposure

text ionisingThe plaintiffs say they are suffering a range of disorders related to radiation exposure, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to rectal bleeding, thyroid problems, cancer and gynecological bleeding.

 ”At all times relevant herein, the Japanese government kept representing that there was no danger of radiation contamination to the USS Reagan (CVN-76) and/or its crew, that ‘everything is under control,’ ‘all is OK, you can trust us,’ and there is ‘no immediate danger’ or threat to human life, all the while lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdowns at FNPP,” lawyers stated in the complaint.

justiceMore U.S. military join lawsuit over Fukushima exposure By Peter Shadbolt, CNN March 19, 2013  – Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) faces mounting damages from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster as more U.S. servicemembers joined a lawsuit accusing the Japanese national utility of lying about the risks involved in an aid effort to the stricken area in 2011.

Attorneys said the number of plaintiffs had grown to 26 from an initial eight, who filed their original lawsuit in December, and that 100 more were ready to join the lawsuit which is now seeking more than $2 billion, the Stars and Stripes newspaper reported late last week.

READ: TEPCO accused of lying over Fukushima

TEPCO confirmed that more plaintiffs had been added to the court petition filed with the U.S. District Court in California in December but did not give details…..

The amended lawsuit increases the amount of damages lawyers are seeking for crew aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and other service vessels in the area who say they are suffering continuing health problems from the rescue effort that followed the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck eastern Japan on March 11, 2011, crippling reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Legal, USA | Leave a comment

The stagnant state of nuclear disarmament

Atomic-Bomb-SmNuclear weapons: The State of Play http://news.anu.edu.au/2013/03/21/nuclear-weapons-the-state-of-play/The Crawford School of Public Policy’s Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) this week launched in Geneva a major book-length report authoritatively documenting the unhappily diminishing global enthusiasm for nuclear disarmament, and the growing risks of nuclear proliferation. Co-edited by Centre Director Ramesh Thakur and ANU Chancellor and former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, the report is expected to be an important advocacy tool for governments and civil society organisations worldwide.

By the end of 2009 hopes were higher than for many years that the world was at last seriously headed towards nuclear disarmament.  President Obama had promised “to put an end to Cold War thinking” by reducing the role of nuclear weapons in US national security strategy, Russia and the United States had renewed nuclear arms reduction negotiations, and the approaching Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference seemed likely to advance both the disarmament and non-proliferation agendas.

By the end of 2012, however, much of this sense of optimism had evaporated.  Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, weapons and war | 1 Comment

Canada’s tax-payers up for increased costs for nuclear wastes

flag-canadaNuclear waste cleanup liability cost up by $2.4B, Ottawa told Andy Johnson,   CTV News, , Mar. 20, 2013  The cost of cleaning up Canada’s nuclear program has risen dramatically in recent years and Ottawa is being warned another $2.4 billion is needed, bring the total to $6 billion.

nuke-reactor-deadAtomic Energy of Canada Limited posted a statement Tuesday saying liability costs will go up by $2.4 billion from $3.6 billion in March of last year.

The estimate represents the cost associated with “decommissioning, managing and disposing of its radioactive waste in a manner that will ensure long-term health, safety, security and environmental responsibility.” “The main reason for the liability adjustment is an increase in the indirect costs attributed to the decommissioning and waste management over the period of up to 70 years of the program,” said a statement posted on the AECL website. Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Canada, decommission reactor | 1 Comment

31 USA nuclear power plants must upgrade ventilation systems

safety-symbol-SmNuclear Regulatory Commission Orders Power Plant Vent Upgrades, But Falls Short Of Requiring Filters HUFFINGTON POST, By MATTHEW DALY 03/19/13 WASHINGTON U.S. nuclear power plants Flag-USAmust upgrade ventilation systems at 31 reactors with designs similar to those that melted down two years ago in Japan, under a Nuclear Regulatory Commission order that stops short of requiring filtered vents, as some safety advocates and NRC’s staff had urged.

The filters are required in Japan and much of Europe, but U.S. utilities say they are unnecessary and expensive. Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | safety, USA | Leave a comment

Serious doubts about safety of India’s nuclear industry

safety-symbol-SmAust could fuel India ‘nuclear accident’ THE AUSTRALIAN AAP  March 20, 2013  ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners have raised concerns Australian uranium could fuel a nuclear accident in India similar to the Fukushima and Chernobyl disasters.

flag-indiaNegotiations are under way in New Delhi to establish nuclear safeguards before Australia begins selling uranium to India. Last year India’s auditor-general warned that lax safety standards could lead to a nuclear disaster. It is a concern backed up by the Indian-based Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP).

“A major catastrophic accident like Fukushima could happen in any of our 20 reactors,” CNDP spokesman Praful Bidwai told ABC television. Workers in the reactors said they could not be relied upon to raise the alarm on an impending disaster because they were not kept informed by management.

“We can be out there all day in the reactor and we wouldn’t know if we’ve been exposed to danger or not,” said Gulab Singh who works in a Rajasthan reactor.

Anti-nuclear activist Imran Khan said workers were bullied into working in the dangerous conditions.

“They know that if they don’t do the job they won’t have work, so they accept all levels of radiation and keep on working,” he said……..http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/aust-could-fuel-india-nuclear-accident/story-fn3dxiwe-1226602027160

March 21, 2013 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

Corporate power exerted in the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The TPP will give big business additional leverage through regulatory ceilings and dispute resolution tribunals.

The chilling effect on regulation is greater in poorer countries that can be cowed by the panels…..

On the chilling effect on regulation, Wallach said there is “no limit to the amount of money tribunals can order governments to pay corporations.” ….

The majority of those in power are under overwhelming pressure from moneyed interests to pass the deal …

there is substantial evidence – not least, the enthusiasm among corporate lobbyists, their intense lobbying efforts…..to suggest that the TPP is going to contain deregulatory initiatives and measures that usher in the privatization of publicly owned enterprises and the fencing off of the creative commons. 

Corporate-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Shrouded in Secrecy19 March 2013   By Sam KnightTruthout | News Analysis The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multilateral trade deal currently being hammered out by the United States and ten other countries, could end up affecting every human being and dollar of wealth on the planet. The extent to which it will is clear to no one, apart from negotiators.

But the deal, in its current form, has been in the works since 2010, involves Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam, and is open to all 21 countries in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region.  Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, secrets,lies and civil liberties | Leave a comment

Legal win for the Grand Canyon against uranium minng

grand-canyonJudge Upholds Uranium Mining Ban on 1 Million Acres Near Grand Canyon http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2013/uranium-mining-03-20-2013.html GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK— U.S. District Judge David Campbell today denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack “valid existing rights” to mine.

“It’s a great day for the Grand Canyon, and for rivers, wildlife, and communities across the West,” said Ted Zukoski of Earthjustice, one the attorneys representing conservation groups and the Havasupai tribe in the case. “The uranium industry was hoping to cripple the Interior Department’s ability to temporarily protect lands from destructive mining. Today’s opinion upholds the Interior Department’s authority to take such protective measures.” Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Legal, Uranium, USA | 1 Comment

Media falsehoods about “background” and “low dose” radiation

The Truth About Radiation Joe Giambrone OpEdNews  3/20/2013  ”…….What you will be told by your televised talking heads is that there is such a thing as “background radiation” and that any and all radiation problems you may encounter are of no more concern to you than eating a banana or flying in a plane at high altitude.  Are you really going to fall for that one?

They type this stuff with a straight face. The US Academy of Sciences studied the effects of low-level ionizing radiation in a massive report called BEIR-VII: Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation (2006).  Well, the very first paragraph tells us, “A comprehensive review of available biological and biophysical data supports a “linear-no-threshold” (LNT) risk model–that the risk of cancer proceeds in a linear fashion at lower doses without a threshold and that the smallest dose has the potential to cause a small increase in risk to humans.”

So think about that.  How then can the news media and government officials proclaim that doses are so small that they are “safe” and of no concern?  Their own best available scientific data tells us that there is no “safe” dose at all, and that all radiation is bad and to be avoided. Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

A reminder that Computerised Tomography still has its place in medecine

Immediate health risks outweigh long-term radiation concerns for testicular cancer http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/immediate-health-risks-outweigh-long-term-radiation-concerns-for-testicular-cancer/article/284572/#  20 March 13 Primary Health Risks Outweigh Long-Term Radiation Concerns (HealthDay News) — Immediate health risks supersede lifetime radiation-induced cancer risk in patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) surveillance for testicular cancer, according to a study published in the March issue of Radiology. Continue reading

March 21, 2013 Posted by | health, radiation | Leave a comment