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To 27 August – the week in nuclear and climate news

The thing about climate change is –  it’s all happening faster than we expected!  Only a few days ago, MEDIA MATTERS was highlighting the way that mainstream media was practically ignoring the Amazon forest fires. That is changing. World leaders are now alert to this international tragedy.The Amazon fires bring to the fore the awful dilemma facing climate scientists in telling the public the truth about the world’s climate crisis.

The recent Russian nuclear accident cast a bit of gloom over Russia’s launching of its floating nuclear reactor for the Arctic region. Questions are still flying around about the radioactive illnesses and deaths involved in that accident. Also – a general recognition of the Russian government’s record of secrecy about nuclear accidents.

I suspect that the USA and UK nuclear industries are getting pretty desperate about their commercial future, and the necessity to export new nuclear technology.   There’s a hasty push going on in Australia to buy Small Modular Nuclear Reactors. In a rater undignified rush, there are no less than 4 separate Parliamentary Nuclear Inquiries going on, with abnormally short times permitted for Submissions.

Distinguished scientist Martin Rees – world must fight climate change, don’t waste tax-payers’ money on space travel.

Massive wildfires are burning across the world- July was hottest month ever.  New fires – hundreds – in Amazon rainforests. Life on Earth threatened by climate change – loss of Amazon Forests.

Sea level rise only half the story – climate change is altering ocean waves.

Chinese Academy of Sciences warns on the safety hazards of new nuclear .

JAPAN. Hiroshima Round Table’s urgent appeal to save nuclear agreements.  International concern growing over Fukushima’s radioactive contamination of surface-level soil. Warning on radiation risks at some parts of Fukushima, for Olympic Games 2020. Controversy over radiation and heat surrounding Tokyo Olympics.  The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Its Tragic Aftermath.

GREENLAND. Who will clean up America’s nuclear wastes in Greenland?

ICELAND. Funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change.

USA.

EUROPE. 18 nuclear power plants in the EU are operating without a valid licenseWind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs. Renewables – onshore wind from Europe– enough to power the world.

IRAN. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif visits G-7 Summit. Iran working productively with France, to save nuclear deal,

RUSSIA.

UK. Brexit proving a problem for the nuclear industry – shortage of welders for Hinkley Point C project.  Cumbria councillors worried at “regulated asset base” plan for residents to pay in advance for new nuclear build. Dismay at safety risks of restarting Hunterston Nuclear Reactor 4.  UK Office of Nuclear Regulation seems to have increased the number of cracks permitted in Hunterston nuclear reactor. Rolls-Royce in talks to sell French nuclear business to Framatome.

SOUTH KOREA. South Korea to increase radiation testing of Japanese food.  South Korea might make own food arrangements for Fukushima Olympic events.  South Korea demands answers over Fukushima radioactive water eventual sea dumping.

NORTH KOREA.  Kim Jong-un oversaw test of ‘super large multiple rocket launcher.    Toxic leak from North Korea’s nuclear programme.

UKRAINE. Bitcoin Hackers Charged As Nuclear Power Plant Security Compromised.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa scraps Russian nuclear plant plans.

CHINA. China dominates worldwide solar and wind energy generation.

August 26, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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  1. they are so evil

    it has been known for at least fifteen years that high bone density profoundly increases the risk of breast cancer — and particularly malignant breast cancer — the issue has been given little to no attention, likely because it contradicts the propaganda expounded by mainstream woman’s health advocacy organizations.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1173359/

    “The study, led by Dr Jane Cauley of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed the health history of 8905 women who were 65 years or older and without breast cancer.

    After six years it found that the women who scored highest on three types of bone mineral density tests (performed on the bones of the wrist, arm, and heel) were also more likely to develop breast cancer (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2001;93:930-936).

    During the six year period a total of 315 women (3.5%) developed breast cancer.

    After adjusting for other risk factors that contribute to breast cancer, such as age and obesity, the investigators found that the risk for women with the highest bone density for all three skeletal sites was 2.7 times greater than that for women with the lowest measurement of bone density for all three sites.”

    “The results suggest that bone mineral density is one of the most powerful predictors of breast cancer, especially advanced breast cancer, among elderly women,” Dr Cauley said.

    There is a direct mechanism of action of increased bone density and an increas of serum levels of radionuclides bioccumulated in bone matrix being released in a steady-stae into the blood and plasma.
    The link of high bone density and breast cancer is truly related to Radionuclide pharmacokinetics and depositions.
    Everyone in the world has some stroontium 90 and uranium substrates in their bones now. People in the developed nuclear counntries, have the highest concentrations in their bodies.
    Bone matrix is  a primary storing site for the certain radionuclides in the body.
    Bioccumulated radionuclides mimic calcium and phosphorus .
    Much of the Stontium 90, radium, and uranium biocumulate in the human body ends up in bone matrix.

    Americium, polonium, thorium and some plutonium ends up there as well.. When the density of the bone matrix is changed from increased bone density, there is an increase in the steady level of radionuclides into blood and plasma, resulting in dramatic increases of exposure of the radionuclides to soft tissue, like Breast tissues.

    There are few studies on this like most other studies related to radionuclide toxicology and pharmacokinetics of bioccumulation. The mechanism of bone density increases and increases of more bioccumulated radionuclides released into the plasma is well known and experimentally veirfied.

    Comment by kr | August 27, 2019 | Reply


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