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The Age of Fission with Lonnie Clark, guest Hervé Courtois 2-16-2017

Lonnie Clark interview with guest Hervé Courtois

Herve discusses how Japanese scientists are manipulated to not report on radiation problems in Japan. Herve also mentions the connection between the civil nuclear and military programs. Lonnie mentions how the new USA administration is lining up with Japan for nuclear and military business.

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Posted to nuclear-news.net

16 February 2017

Transcribed by Shaun McGee

Our very own contributor to Nuclear-news.net Herve Courtois makes a rare interview with Lonnie Clark. He is our Fukushima correspondent who has family in Fukushima.

He is based in France. Known as a balanced news source for Fukushima information he created Fukushima 311 Watchdogs and Rainbow Warriors on Facebook. He has a WordPress blog called Fukushima 311 Watchdogs, and is one of the 3 co-editors on Nuclear News.

Herve talks about the need for caution on reporting on Fukushima and nuclear stories that might damage a bloggers credibility in the long run. He explains this by mentioning how the main stream corrupts news and how some of the new media creates fake activists and destroys activists groups networks.

Also, Fukushima victims have been unduly stressed by sensationalist and incorrect information including Herves family and Friends in Japan. Herve explains how he contacted local activists to confirm no radiation spikes after a hoax thereby reassuring people in Japan and worldwide. The Main stream media then used the hoax against the credibility of the  wider anti  nuclear community.

He discusses his Return from Japan and Philippines to France, his circumstances and his life in Fukushima. His blogging as a way of repaying his good fortune in life style over the years.

Herve then goes on to talk about how the International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear lobby tries to soften the image of contaminated food consumption after accidents. He then mentions that the Japanese are going to lower the testing on radiation testing on food.Moving on to France he said the French government denied contamination from Chernobyl reaching France, unlike the German Government. France got a higher rate of Thyroid cancer because of that.

Herve goes onto discusses CRIIRAD and ACRO independent radiation monitoring that was set up because of the failures of the French Government and nuclear lobby to advise French citizens. He then discusses other issues about French and UK nuclear pollution releases and sea food contamination resulting because of it.

Herve then points out that the majority of the public are unaware of the contamination issues but that bloggers are trying to get the information out there against the massive PR campaigns by the nuclear lobby. Herve mentions that Greenpeace could have done more in Japan to set up labs to measure radiation. In fact ACRO were the ones that did set up the radiation labs. hey discuss how Greenpeace claimed some of the claim but it was actually ACRO who helped some equipmentsto the Mothers’ Radiation lab in Iwaki City and the CRIIRAD to the CRMS in Fukushima city.

Lonnie and Herve discuss how many people have been shocked by the manipulation of the science and facts concerning the radiation pollution. They mention George Monbiot and how he does good information but has a huge bias against adding the nuclear cover up that weakens his Climate change and energy articles. Herve then goes onto discuss Independent  scientists like Chris Busby, Tim Mousseau Arnie Gundersen etc. Lonnie mentions how money is used to coerce environmental groups in the USA.

Herve discusses how Japanese scientists are manipulated to not report on radiation problems in Japan. Herve also mentions the connection between the civil nuclear and military programs. Lonnie mentions how the new USA administration is lining up with Japan for nuclear and military business.

Herve says that a citizen network needs to measure contamination to combat the pro corporate lobbies. This is the way that the public can be made aware and to grow the movements. Herve says that in France French wine could be a way to make people aware. So, if wine could be proved to be contaminated that this sort of project could be heighten peoples awareness and increase funding to such movements.

The full interview can be heard here;

 

 

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February 16, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Reblogged this on Fukushima 311 Watchdogs.

    Comment by dunrenard | February 17, 2017 | Reply


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