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Fukushima thyroid testing – medical litigation misdiagnosed every time – 1billion Yen insurance at risk! Part 2

Saturday, 27 July 2013

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(Translation by Mia)
In Nihonmatsu-city in Fukushima prefecture the Fukushima Health Survey Team has been carrying out the thyroid examinations for children since last fall. But many parents in Nihonmatsu-city had been feeling doubtful about the accuracy of the thyroid examinations.
Recently Mrs. Rui Sasaki who runs “Doho nursery school with her husband in Nihonmatsu-city organized the independent temporary clinic for thyroid examinations in her nursery school in response to the concerns of many parents.
Two of her children were also examined. One of her sons, Jushin got a different result-there as some abnormality was funod in his thyroid. Although, according to the Fukushima Health Survey, the result was A1. Not only her son, there are many other children that got different results from the Fukushima Health Survey.
(1m10s) Mrs. Sasaki said,
“I didn’t trust the Fukushima Survey examination from the beginning because it only took 10 seconds to examine the thyroid, therefore they won’t find anything wrong in the thyroid”.
(Editor’s comment)
A1 – there is no abnormality.
A2 – there is some cysts in the thyroid.
B1 – they are going to develop thyroid cancer or they already got thyroid cancer.
4m20s- 福島医大の理事長室で、話し合われたこと。
What was discussed in the Director’s office in the Fukushima Medical University.
Mr. Abe: 甲状腺検査については今後、必ず誤診が出ると考えている。 その際の賠償問題が生じる。 現状では個人の損害賠償保険しかない状態であるが、本来は医大が、責任を持つべき問題だと、思う。個人が訴えられないように対応を、お願いしたい。
I’ve been thinking that there would be misleading diagnosis in the thyroid echo examination in the future for sure, by which compensation issue would arise. The current compensation policy covers only the individual. I think all doctors who examine the thyroid should be really covered under the Fukushima Medical University so that they wouldn’t get sued by their patients. I would like to ask you to do something about that.
Mr. Fujishima:甲状腺検査の賠償責任保険は、個人で加入されているのとは、別に入っていただくことにしたい。
I would suggest that all doctors who give diagnoses for the thyroid examination to join a separate insurance to cover the cost for misleading diagnoses.
Mr. Abe:組織として加入する保険料については、負担するのか?
Do doctors need to pay for that?
Mr. Fujishima:県民健康管理センターの予算で、支払うことになると、思われる。また、県民健康管理センターには、リーガル部門が必要であるので、たいせいつくりを、検討している。
I suppose the cost for them to join the separate insurance would be covered by the budget from the Fukushima Health Management Center. I also think that legal department need to be set up within the Fukushima Health Management Center, so I’m working on that, too.
Later Mr. Fujishima’s suggestion was agreed with the Fukushima prefecture officials and decided to pay by the tax payer’s money.

6m30s- 誤診が発生した場合。 支払い限度額は10億円と設定されていた。

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Canadians among those aiming at big uranium projects in Australia

… uranium equities on average are 60% lower than what they were in March 2011…

The reports lists the world’s leading uranium operations with 2012 production totals:

1. McArthur River (Cameco/Areva) 19.4 million lbs
2. Olympic Dam (BHP Billiton) 8.9m lbs
3. Ranger (Rio Tinto) 8.2m lbs
4. Katco (Areva/KazAtomProm) 8.1m lbs
5. Somair (Areva/Somair) 6.8m lbs
6. Priargunsky (ARMZ) 5.7m lbs
7. Langer Heinrich (Paladin Energy) 5.1m lbs
8. Inkai (Cameco/KazAtomProm) 4.4m lbs


Posted on July 23, 2013

by Robin Bromby

Uranium’s spot price fell again this week to just $37.85/lb. But positive news keep coming. The Australian state of Queensland has just formalised the removal of the ban on uranium mining in the state imposed by its predecessor. No one expects any sudden spurt of activity given present prices but there are some projects (see below) that, with an improved price, could be brought into operation relatively quickly given some have established resources and advanced exploration.

And the majority of the most likely projects are held by Canadian-listed companies (again, see below for details).

Interestingly the federal government is making some positive noises about the uranium industry generally. The Australian Labor Party has a long history of being anti-uranium; after all, the mining bans were imposed in various states by Labor governments. So it was significant that federal Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray not only attended this year’s big uranium conference in Perth but sounded some very positive notes about the industry.

Pointing out that Australia has a third of the world’s known uranium resources and supplies about 22% of China‘s needs, Gray essentially backed nuclear power — even though his own government has turned its back on that so far as Australia is concerned. He told the conference that “two important drivers of nuclear power remain unchanged – the rising energy demand from growing populations and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Australia is in a strong position to maximise these opportunities.”

In another encouraging sign, London-based brokers RFC Ambrian say there is light at the end of the tunnel. “The uranium sector should be set for happier times and improved pricing in the short to mid-term”. They cite the familiar reasons, including the growing likelihood of Japanese reactors starting up again and the end to the “megatons to megawatts” program.

Still, there’s a long way to claw back: uranium equities on average are 60% lower than what they were in March 2011.

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Breaking – Sellafield failed by private firms: Expensive mistakes mean UK government get involved

Published On: Sat, Jul 27th, 2013

The Government is expected to take back control of the clean-up of nuclear waste at Cumbria’s Sellafield, following a string of failures by a private sector consortium of US, French and British engineers. Alarmed by spiralling budgets – £70bn and counting – and a series of delays to crucial projects, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has quietly drafted in a team of consultants from the accountants KPMG to review how Sellafield is run, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

It is running through three options to sort out a situation in which 12 of 14 major projects were behind schedule last year, as well as last month’s £700,000 fine for sending bags filled with radioactive waste to a landfill site in Cumbria rather than a specialist facility.

The most eye-catching – and believed to be favoured – choice, involves stripping the contract from Nuclear Management Partners, a consortium made up of URS from California, France’s Areva and Amec, one of Britain’s biggest listed companies.

A subsidiary of the NDA would be set up to oversee what is said to be the hardest nuclear site to decontaminate in either Western Europe or the United States. “Nuclear Management Partners have lost the confidence of the workforce and the local community, and there is a very firm view that [taking the work in-house] is the only real option,” said a source close to the discussions.

The two other choices are to renew the consortium’s contract or run a competition to find another private sector grouping to clean up the nuclear site. It is one of Britain’s oldest, having first been used in 1947 to produce plutonium for Britain’s nuclear weapons programme.

Handing the consortium another lucrative deal – the team earned £54m in performance-related fees in 2012 despite missing so many deadlines – would be a “scandal”, according to an industry source.

Rerunning the process to find a private sector partner is too costly and time consuming to be considered a viable alternative. A formal decision is expected to be announced in the autumn.

URS, Areva and Amec won the right to run Sellafield in late 2008, in a contract that was initially for five years, but could have been extended up to 2026 and was potentially worth £22bn.

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Media Disinformation: The Role of Powerful Political Lobbies and Moneyed Interests in America

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Report: Irans Rohani halted secret nuclear program in 2003

July 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani personally stopped the development of a clandestine nuclear weapon in 2003, a former French ambassador to the country said Saturday.


Writing in the International Herald Tribune newspaper, Francois Nicoullaud, France’s ambassador to Iran from 2001 to 2005, said he believed Rohani was the “main actor” in persuading Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to halt the secret program.


Since his victory in the June election, Western diplomats who previously worked with Rohani have expressed optimism as to his ability to make Khameni show more flexibility in talks with the West.


On Thursday, the New York Times quoted Western officials as saying that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told the Obama administration this month that Iran was interested in direct talks with the United States on Iran’s nuclear program, and said that Iraq was prepared to facilitate the negotiations.


Rohani and Ahmadinejad (Photo: AFP)


According to the New York Times, US State Department officials declined to comment on Maliki’s move or what steps the US might have taken in response. American officials have said since the beginning of the Obama administration that they would be open to direct talks with Iran.


“Rohani showed that he is a central player in Iran’s political establishment,” said Stanislas de Laboulaye, a retired director general of the French Foreign Ministry, who was a member of the European delegation during the talks between 2003 and 2005. “He was the only one able to sell something deeply unpopular to the other leaders.”


European diplomats talking to the NYT estimated that Rohani was willing to enter into serious negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program and that he’s determined to improve relations with the West.


They praised him for his diplomatic skills and flexibility. “He is perfectly placed in Iran’s system of power,” said Paul von Maltzahn, a former German ambassador to Iran who met Rohani several times. “He is not easily manipulated and assertive.”


Rohani was one of three Iranian officials to meet with the former national security adviser Robert McFarlane when he secretly visited Tehran in 1986 to arrange the arms-for-hostages deal that would later erupt into the Iran-contra scandal.


But despite growing optimism, Western diplomats warned that Rohani is still a Shiite cleric who has dedicated his life to the Islamic revolution and will never betray it.



“Our opponents are wrong to expect compromises from Rohani; the sanctions and other pressures will not make us change our stances,” said one of his former closest associates during an interview in Tehran.


And so, despite and maybe because of past experience, the West is none the wiser about what to expect from Rohani. Scheduled to be sworn in on August 3, the president-elect will likely change Iran’s rhetoric but it’s unclear whether he is willing and able to affect real change in Tehran’s nuclear program.



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UK George Osborne on EDF nuclear charm offensive

27 July 2013

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The Chancellor George Osborne has personally written to the board of French energy giant EDF (Paris:) to express his commitment to the UK’s nuclear programme.

The letter was in part intended to further negotiations with EDF over the proposed £14bn nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that the purpose of the letter was to tell the company, led by chairman Henri Proglio, that the proposed Hinkley Point C reactor would be eligible for £10bn of financing guarantees.

The Chancellor’s intervention is said to have been well received by EDF, which had previously been frustrated by what it felt was an unreasonably tough negotiating stance adopted by the Treasury.

The guarantees scheme is key to the future of the project, and will see the Government act as guarantor if EDF were unable to repay its loans, thereby helping reduce risk for creditors, making them more willing to lend money to the project.

EDF remains locked in talks about the so-called “strike price” for electricity that the plant will generate, which will be guaranteed for more than 30 years.

Whitehall is thought to be awaiting the next move from EDF. Both sides have described talks as “positive” but an agreement is understood to still be several weeks away. However confirmation of the strike price will not be enough to complete the deal. EDF will also need to attract partners to take up to a 49pc stake in the project.

Energy minister Michael Fallon held talks last month with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, which has long been seen as a likely partner for EDF.

Ministers hope that China Guangdong will not only come in as a minority partner for the project but may also in future lead the construction of further UK reactors itself.

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