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WikiLeaks LIVE – Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks

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Streamed live on 22 Aug 2013

WikiLeaks spokesperson, Kristinn Hrafnsson, joined us live to discuss WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, David Miranda, The Guardian and much more. We’re live every Thursday either one-on-one or a larger debate but we’re open to your suggestions so please do leave a comment below and let us know who you’d like to see on Truthloader and what you’d like us to discuss.

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A comparison of Hanford and Fukishima Daichi nuclear issues

program:

Between Us

program date:

Thu, 08/22/2013

Tom Carpenter is the Executive Director of Hanford Challenge, a non profit dedicated to the clean up of the Hanford Nuclear site in Washington state. Paul Gunter is an International Specialist at Beyond Nuclear, an organization that is working to eliminate nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Don Merrill talked with both of these men about similarities between the problems a Japan’s ill-fated Fukishima Daichi nuclear plant and the aging Hanford facility.

Radioactive Leaks in Japan Prompt Call for Overseas Help

….The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said they are prepared to help….

The crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima is losing its two-year battle to contain radioactive water leaks and its owner emphasized for the first time it needs overseas expertise to help contain the disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) is grappling with the worst spill of contaminated water since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. The call for help from Zengo Aizawa, a vice president at the utility, follows a leak of 300 metric tons of irradiated water. Japan’s nuclear regulator labeled the incident “serious” and questioned Tepco’s ability to deal with the crisis. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made similar comments earlier this month.

“We will revamp contaminated-water management to tackle the issue at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant and seek expertise from within and outside of the country,” Aizawa said at a press conference last night in Tokyo. “There is much experience in decommissioning reactors outside of Japan. We need that knowledge and support.”

The International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said they are prepared to help.

Toxic Sludge

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August 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Patrick Henningsen reports on the Syrian “Sarin” attack and other UK Alternative media news

Streamed live on 22 Aug 2013

UK Column

http://www.ukcolumn.org/

Subject: Patrick Henningsen and Brian Gerrish with a news update.

Patrick Brian and the team break down the Syrian crisis, highlighting the manipulation of the coverage of the so called recent Sarin attack. They point out that the UN inspection team were on the ground and local to the explosion.

They track the political organisations behind the news

Includes an RT report with Patrick Henningsen

And more..

Some great insights and investigative reporting from the UK Column team here.

And the UK alternative news scene will be covering more news and alternative music and art on The Peoples voice..

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August 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Fukushima “Serious” Leak(s) in Tank(s) of Highly Radioactive Water; Doomsday Clock

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Published on 21 Aug 2013

Published by MsMilkytheclown1 on Aug 21, 2013
source video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwVcRB…
Thank you so much for the excellent report MsM 🙂

Note from MsMilky;
Lots of info here today. I’m kind of tired so I’m just going to copy paste ENEnews headlines and you can watch the video to find out more. Cloud Seeding to make rain while they are unable to check for leaks in the tanks that hold radioactive waste water while it’s raining… pushing Japanese Food as “safe”, Allison Macfarlane moves the doomsday clock to 5 minutes before midnight… she’s the chairman of the NRC, how appropriate… mind boggling stuff…and a host of other topics. “enjoy”…

Latest Headlines: http://enenews.com/

New York Times: “Potential for huge spill” of highly radioactive liquid from many Fukushima tanks at same time, says nuclear design expert — Top Officials: Leaks from more tanks are “the biggest concern… We are extremely concerned”

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August 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Biological Consequences of Chernobyl & Fukushima by Dr. T. Mousseau

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Published on 21 Aug 2013

my 2nd time uploading this. The first one is still stuck in “processing”
originally uploaded by kna60 on YouTube. They translated text to French. http://youtu.be/pDu2-x8HGtg
Using google translator, the description box reads:
Timothy Mousseau holds including a Masters in zoology and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences obtained in 1988, after which he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in population biology. Since 1991, he is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Author of numerous scientific publications and two books, since 1999 he has worked with his colleagues on the biological and evolutionary consequences of radioactive contamination in Chernobyl regions in Ukraine and now Fukushima in Japan.

In this video of his speech at the Symposium in New York in March 2013, he shared with us the results of his research, fruits 1600 detailed field inventories at Chernobyl and Fukushima, on plants, insects, birds and mammals – Significant increase in genetic damage, birth defects and developmental abnormalities . – Fertility, life size and small populations. – Biodiversity in decline, local extinction of some species. – Transmission of mutations over generations, with the phenomenon of accumulation and migration of populations . unexposed Through this work remarkable and courageous pioneers, Dr. Mousseau and his colleagues show us that on the ground, it is far from the legend of the forbidden zone of Chernobyl has become a thriving Eden for wildlife, spread by the Chernobyl Forum, instances pro-nuclear sources and some unscrupulous.

And as we remember Dr. Helen Caldicott, it takes a few years for humans shows the same genetic alterations and abnormalities of development, already clearly visible in some cases in Russia Sweden …

For children in Fukushima Prefecture, the following figures have just been published by the authorities, 2 1/2 years after the disaster: – 18 cases of thyroid cancer found after surgery – 25 cases of tumors suspected malignant, awaiting response – more than 58% of children surveyed have nodules . thyroid to 5mm to 20mm or cysts Video made ​​at the symposium “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident “(medical & environmental consequences of the nuclear accident at Fukushima) organized by the Helen Caldicott Foundation on 11 & 12 March 2013 in New York. http://nuclearfreeplanet.org/symposiu … Article, transcription, translations and docs annexes: http://kna-blog.blogspot.fr original Video and original PDF: ? http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/

Video better quality Cinema Forum Fukushima: http:/ / cinemaforumfukushima.org / http://youtu.be/-rAJnIxQgxU Transcript in English by Afaz.at ( http://afaz.at/index_symp.html ) According to the French translation of R & F Gillard, editing & proofreading subtitles by me.
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August 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Normally rare in children, thyroid cancer in 18 Fukushima children

thyroid-cancer-papillaryflag-japanThyroid cancer found in 18 Fukushima children  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130821_06.html 20 Aug 13, Medical examinations in Fukushima Prefecture following the nuclear crisis of 2011 have detected 18 children with thyroid cancer.

The finding was reported on Tuesday by a prefectural panel examining the impact of radiation on the health of local residents.
The prefecture is giving medical checkups to all 360,000 children aged 18 or younger at the time of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011.

That’s because radioactive substances released in the accident can accumulate in children’s thyroid glands, possibly increasing their risk of developing cancer. Some 210,000 children had been tested by the end of July.
Besides the 18 minors diagnosed with cancer, 25 others are suspected to have the illness.

The incidence rate of thyroid cancer in children is said to be one in hundreds of thousands. In Japan, 46 people under 20 were diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006.The panel says it cannot determine if the accident has affected the incidence of cancer among children in Fukushima. But it has decided to set up an expert team to look into the situation.

Panel chief Hokuto Hoshi says they will carefully examine the accumulated data and individual cases so they can give explanations to residents in a responsible manner.

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, health, Japan | 2 Comments

Dangers in removing Fukushima’s spent nuclear fuel rods

spent-fuel-rodsJapanese gamble Armageddon in Last Ditch Fukushima Effort, Whiteout Press, August 20, 2013. Fukushima, Japan Japan gambles the world “……….For the past two years, there have been varying and sporadic reports, some official and some unofficial, describing how the Fukushima nuclear meltdown is anything but under control. In fact, millions of gallons of radioactive wastewater continue to spill out into the Pacific to this day. And while the reactors and their safety mechanisms continue to break down, the world comes closer and closer to global Armageddon.

To stop the complete and total meltdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors, authorities have proposed a dangerous plan. The biggest problem is Fukushima’s Reactor Number 4. The reactor’s cooling pool for spent nuclear rods is located on the top floor of the TEPCO building. And that building was heavily damaged by the 2011 quake. Due to its instability, authorities say they must move the 400 tons of spent fuel rods right away.

Spent fuel rod transfers occur on a fairly regular basis, but always under the most secure and controlled setting due to the potential nuclear catastrophe that would happen if just one spent rod is mishandled. In the case of Fukushima’s Reactor 4, officials will attempt to remove 1,300 spent fuel rods from a structurally unsafe building in a highly contaminated environment.

The problems and dangers

One nuclear fallout expert, Christina Consolo, spoke to RT News to answer the outlet’s questions regarding the situation in Fukushima. She detailed a list of potential problems authorities might encounter when they attempt to move the spent rods. Those potentially catastrophic hurdles include (from RT News):

  • The racks inside the pool that contain this fuel were damaged by the explosion in the early days of the accident.
  • Zirconium cladding which encased the rods burned when water levels dropped, but to what extent the rods have been damaged is not known, and probably won’t be until removal is attempted.
  • Saltwater cooling has caused corrosion of the pool walls, and probably the fuel rods and racks.
  • The building is sinking.
  • The cranes that normally lift the fuel were destroyed.
  • Computer-guided removal will not be possible; everything will have to be done manually.
  • TEPCO cannot attempt this process without humans, which will manage this enormous task while being bombarded with radiation during the extraction and casking.
  • The process of removing each rod will have to be repeated over 1,300 times without incident.
  • Moving damaged nuclear fuel under such complex conditions could result in a criticality if the rods come into close proximity to one another, which would then set off a chain reaction that cannot be stopped.

What is most likely to go wrong?

When asked what the biggest potential dangers are in removing the damaged spent fuel rods, Christina Consolo replied, “The most serious complication would be anything that leads to a nuclear chain reaction. And as outlined above, there are many different ways this could occur. In a fuel pool containing damaged rods and racks, it could potentially start up on its own at anytime. TEPCO has been incredibly lucky that this hasn’t happened so far.”

She also expressed concern for the human workers that will have to submerse themselves into a highly radioactive environment and then perform extremely precise movements. Not only might their senses and thinking be affected, but their protective gear will make the entire operation somewhat clumsy.

“My second biggest concern would be the physical and mental fitness of the workers that will be in such close proximity to exposed fuel during this extraction process,” Consolo told RT News, “They will be the ones guiding this operation and will need to be in the highest state of alertness to have any chance at all of executing this plan manually and successfully. Many of their senses, most importantly eyesight, will be hindered by the apparatus that will need to be worn during their exposure to prevent immediate death from lifting compromised fuel rods out of the pool.” http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/japanese-gamble-armageddon-in-last-ditch-fukushima-effort/

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, Reference, technology, wastes | 6 Comments

The most absurd of Japan’s pro nuclear ppropaganda

Watch the Japanese propaganda video that promises radiation won’t harm you if you just “laugh”  http://www.naturalnews.com/041720_Fukushima_radiation_Japanese_government_propaganda_brainwashing.html#ixzz2cjArWiTe  It is a video of Dr. Shunichi Yamashita — now known as “Dr. Brainwasher” — giving a propaganda lecture on March 21, 2011 in Fukushima City.

Watch Dr. Brainwasher utter some of these outrageous lies in the following video:

Unbelievable Comment by Mr. Yamashita

This blogspot website has located and translated several key brainwashing phrases uttered by Dr. Yamashita as part of the Japanese government’s propaganda campaign. The following statements span several online videos featuring “Dr. Brainwasher.” Each of these statements is a total propaganda fabrication. The comments in ALL CAPS are my own: Continue reading

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Japan, spinbuster | 1 Comment

Mark Willacy, in Tokyo, on the farce that is TEPCO’s Fukushima script

Willacy,-MarkI have learned through my many dealings with TEPCO that this is a company rooted deep in denial. It is a firm that has apparently put public relations before disaster planning.

In the first act we are confronted with outright denial. The Fukushima plant is stable, the reactors are under control. There is no problem. In the second act a problem is exposed in all its radioactive glory – it could be a nuclear water leak, or contaminated groundwater leeching into the Pacific, or a power failure to pools cooling thousands of toxic fuel rods, or mysterious steam oozing from a shattered reactor building (all have happened). In the final act, a line of sober-faced TEPCO officials fills the stage. They choreograph their bows, and the dialogue begins.

“We apologise again for causing anxiety among the public.”

At the start of this crisis, it was keeping water out of the Fukushima plant that was TEPCO’s major failing. Now, it is keeping water in. What next in this endless loop of  black farce?

Sorry, sorry, sorry: As the nuclear radiation crisis at Fukushima deepens, at least TEPCO know the script  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/sorry-sorry-sorry-as-the-nuclear-radiation-crisis-at-fukushima-deepens-at-least-tepco-know-the-script-8778017.html   MARK WILLACY Wednesday 21 August 2013

This latest leak comes after years of farcical mismanagement  It was a stunning contortion of logic, performed with such a straight face that at first I thought Junichi Matsumoto was having me on.

“Yes, taking extra safety measures [at Fukushima] would have been interpreted as TEPCO being worried about a tsunami,” said the senior TEPCO official. “If we had built seawalls in front of the plant…it would’ve made [local residents] worry.” Continue reading

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Japan, spinbuster | 1 Comment

First hand witness tells of government brainwashing on Fukushima radiation

those big US corporations actually asked for their people who were within 80 km (even 100 km) to evacuate. The Fukushima government had possession of the forecast chart of radiation levels in the air, but they didn’t publish them. On the contrary, they held a speaking tour to advocate that there was no need to worry about radiation.

text-nuclear-uranium-liesflag-japanNatural News exclusive: Fukushima victim exposes Japanese government’s attempted bizarre brainwashing of radiation victims    http://www.naturalnews.com/041720_Fukushima_radiation_Japanese_government_propaganda_brainwashing.html#ixzz2cjAxwtYH  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com  

 The following is a first-person account of the attempt by the Japanese government to brainwash victims of Fukushima radiation poisoning into believing radiation would not harm them if they simply “smile.” Natural News is the first U.S. news source to publish this account in English. The name of the original author is Uwamae Masako, who now lives in Taiwan after escaping Fukushima and leaving behind many friends and family members.

As you’ll see below, the Japanese government’s Fukushima Radiation Health Risk Advisor uses a hypnotic, droning speech pattern to try to convince his audience of absolutely bizarre quack science beliefs like “people who drink aren’t affected by radiation” or that “laughter will remove your radiation phobia.”

What follows is a true, firsthand account.
I’m a mother who has two kids. I lived in Koriyama, Fukushima. When the earthquake happened, I heard from the radio that the nuclear plant exploded. “We can’t go back to Koriyama anymore,” was the first thought came to my mind. Sendai, where my husband worked, was not a safe place, either. Although the distance between the nuclear plant and Sendai is about 120 km, the wind direction made it not safe there. Continue reading

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Japan, Reference, secrets,lies and civil liberties | Leave a comment

Bradley Manning: 35 years’ gaol for revealing atrocities

Bradley Manning Uncovered U.S. Torture, Abuse, Soldiers Laughing As They Killed Innocent Civilians Huffington Post : 08/21/2013  . — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst convicted of making public thousands of secret documents, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison. But the files Manning sent to the website WikiLeaks remain on the Internet for anyone to read, and their impact on the world may be debated for as long as he remains in prison.

“Manning was under the impression that his leaked information was going to really change how the world views the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and future wars actually,” Navy Capt. David Moulton, a forensic psychiatrist testifying in Manning’s defense, told the military court on July 14.

“It was his opinion that if through crowd sourcing that enough analysis was done on these documents, which he felt to be very important, that it would lead to greater good, that society as a whole would come to the conclusion that the wars weren’t worth it, that really no wars are worth it.”

Here are some of the documents and revelations Manning leaked to the world from the small, sensitive, compartmented information facility in Iraq where he worked as an intelligence analyst from 2009 to 2010…… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/bradley-manning-leaks_n_3788126.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

August 22, 2013 Posted by | civil liberties, Legal, USA | Leave a comment

“Pockets” of radioactive seawater will impact USA’s West Coast

West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation (Excellent maps and animation) http://www.globalresearch.ca/west-coast-of-north-america-to-be-hit-hard-by-fukushima-radiation/5346470 By Washington’s Blog Global Research, August 21, 2013

Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets In Baja California and Other West Coast Locations

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An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America: While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation. Continue reading

August 22, 2013 Posted by | oceans, Reference, USA | Leave a comment

Fukushima’s truth – too dire to be told?

text-Fukushima-2013-1Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years  Toronto Sun, , AUGUST 21, 2013 03 TOKYO    Comment They’re not even scratching the surface. Radioactive water has been leaking at the rate of 300 tonnes per day for two years now.

There are still more than 1,300 spent fuel rods on site, that have to be submerged in water in order to stay cool. They are still pumping millions of gallons of seawater onto these rods to keep them from going into meltdown. The more water they pump, the more radioactive water needs to be stored on site, and can (and does as we see now) end up leaking back into the ocean.

Some estimates (by nuclear professionals) claim it will take over 40 years to decommission these reactors, and even after that the site will still be uninhabitable.

The Nuclear ratings agencies aren’t telling us the truth because if we knew how dire it really was heads would roll.  http://www.torontosun.com/2013/08/21/japan-to-issue-gravest-fukushima-nuclear-warning-in-two-years

August 22, 2013 Posted by | general | 1 Comment

Grave new warning about Fukushima’s radioactive water leaks

Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years  Toronto Sun, KENTARO HAMADA AND JAMES TOPHAM, REUTERS, AUGUST 21, 2013 03 TOKYO – Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded from a level 1 “anomaly” to a level three “serious incident” on an international scale for radiological releases, a spokesman for Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said.

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That will mark the first time Japan has issued a warning on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) since three reactor meltdowns after the massive quake in March 2011.

Water still leaking from the plant is so contaminated that a person standing close to it for an hour would receive five times the annual recommended limit for nuclear workers in a year…… The leak, which has not been plugged, is so contaminated that a person standing 50 cm (1.6 feet) away would, within an hour, receive a radiation dose five times the average annual global limit for nuclear workers.

After 10 hours, a worker in that proximity to the leak would develop radiation sickness with symptoms including nausea and a drop in white blood cells.

Each one-step INES increase represents a tenfold increase in severity, according to a factsheet on the website of the International Atomic Energy Agency. http://www.torontosun.com/2013/08/21/japan-to-issue-gravest-fukushima-nuclear-warning-in-two-years

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013 | Leave a comment

Contrary to mainstream media propaganda, renewable energy is growing fast

News-Limited1national media sentiment towards the renewable energy industry is overwhelmingly negative and neglects the voice of the industry.  I should imagine similar findings are likely in Australia. 

Fundamentally, a green future is inevitable and the next industrial revolution will be low carbon. Why? Because clean technology is fast becoming recognised as lower cost financially, socially and environmentally than carbon dense alternatives.  The sooner it’s recognised as the low cost political road too the better. 

Has Europe pulled the plug on renewables?  http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/8/21/renewable-energy/has-europe-pulled-plug-renewables#ixzz2cjFBwgch

21 Aug, On 10th August The Australian published an article from Benny Peiser of The Global Warming Policy Foundation entitled ‘Europe pulls the plug on its Green Future’. Peiser argued that Europe is turning its back on clean technology and renewable energy. He also used research by my firm CCgroup , ‘How the media treats renewables’,  to validate his argument.

First, Peiser is incorrect to say that green growth is dwindling. In fact, quite the opposite is true.  Continue reading

August 22, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, media, renewable | Leave a comment