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Insidious censorship of scientists studying nuclear radiation to Japan

Another example of ☢ scientists being told to “SHUT UP” by Gov’t.

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Scientists studying radiation in Japan are subject to ‘insidious censorship’

http://www.censorshipnaturalnews.com/044414_insidious_censorship_radiation_Japan.html


Sunday, March 23, 2014 by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer n order to appease the fears of the public and maintain order, leaders of government institutions often restrict valuable and alarming information from broadcast or publication. This censorship keeps the masses unaware but cooperative, as the truth is picked through and decimated. Such leaders are often timid and tend to uphold the status quo. They will typically refrain from riling people up so as not to disturb the powers of special interest that could shutter their career and livelihood.
While vital information is picked apart and wrought with censorship, people may suffer from the consequences of not knowing and not being able to take action.

Scientist finds alarming initial Fukushima cesium-137 measurements but is censored

When the Fukushima nuclear crisis began in March 2011, much censorship was placed on…

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March 29, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tepco fucks up radiation monitoring readings of workers

The Japanese will blame “records” instead of radiation for all health problems…

Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog

SNAFU.Must have employed Barry Brooks, Pam Sykes and Andrew Bolt as dosimeter calibrators.

Probably true of the rest of the population.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201403260046

Asahi Shimbun, 26 March 2014

y TOMOHIRO YAMAMOTO/ Staff Writer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated internal radiation doses of 142 individuals who worked at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant immediately after the triple meltdown three years ago, according to the health ministry.

Also on March 25, the ministry said it instructed TEPCO to strictly monitor the health of workers according to established procedure.

The ministry said it revised the workers’ radiation exposure records upward by an average of 5.86 millisieverts.

In one exceptional case, the radiation dose was amended by an additional 89.83 millisieverts, from 90.27 millisieverts to 180.10 millisieverts, exceeding the government-set limit of 100 millisieverts over five years.

The TEPCO employee continued to work at nuclear facilities because the utility believed the person’s radiation…

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March 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thyroid Survey Results, Fukushima Health Management Survey

March 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thyroid Cancer, Whole of Japan, 1975 – 2008; FUKUSHIMA 2011 – EARLY 2014

Japanese children are at risk and the Government chooses to protect its Nuclear Utility Gangs! :-0

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Source:

Matsuda A, Matsuda T, Shibata A, Katanoda K, Sobue T, Nishimoto H and The Japan Cancer Surveillance Research Group. Cancer Incidence and Incidence Rates in Japan in 2007: A Study of 21 Population-based Cancer Registries for the Monitoring of Cancer Incidence in Japan (MCIJ) Project. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 43: 328-336, 2013 Download Source Data as Excel spreadsheets at http://ganjoho.jp/pro/statistics

Dataset: “Incidence (National estimates), cancer_incidence(1975-2008)E.xls” Link: http://ganjoho.jp/pro/statistics/en/cancer_incidence(1975-2008)E.xls

A. THYROID CANCER INCIDENCE EACH YEAR, 0 – 19 YEARS OLD, WHOLE OF JAPAN, 1975-2008

1. BOTH GENDERS

2. FEMALE

3. MALE
B. THYROID CANCER NUMBER OF NEW CASES EACH YEAR 0 -19 YEARS OLD, WHOLE OF JAPAN

1. BOTH GENDERS

2. FEMALE

3. MALE

FUKUSHIMA – see previous post (FMU official thyroid survey findings. Press reports :
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/542493/20140310/fukushimBy Esther Tanquintic-Misa | March 10, 2014 3:12 PM EST a-thyroid-cancer-children-trust-disaster-chernobyl.htm
International Business Times

Fukushima 3 Years After: Thyroid Cancer Cases…

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March 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Minimum Latent Period of Thyroid Cancer

“Why aren’t journalists asking the right questions?”

Could it be Nuclear Payback* ?

* http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+payback

Those that support nuclear power because nuclear power somehow supports them; no matter what the health implications or other “costs” are for others.

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http://www.rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/NSRG/reports/kr79/kr79pdf/Malko2.pdf

Chernobyl Radiation-induced Thyroid Cancers in Belarus
Mikhail V. MALKO
Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Krasin Str. 99, Minsk, Sosny, 220109, Republic
of Belarus: mvmalko@malkom.belpak.minsk.by QUOTE: ” absence of marked latency period is another feature of radiation-induced thyroid cancers caused in Belarus as a result of this accident. “

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1356259/

Journal List
Ann Surg
v.239(4); Apr 2004
PMC1356259

Latency Period of Thyroid Neoplasia After Radiation Exposure
Shoichi Kikuchi, MD, PhD, Nancy D. Perrier, MD, Philip Ituarte, PhD, MPH, Allan E. Siperstein, MD, Quan-Yang Duh, MD, and Orlo H. Clark, MD

From the From Department of Surgery, UCSF Affiliated Hospitals, San Francisco, California.

“Latency Period of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Tumors

Although some sporadic tumors unrelated to radiation may be included among our patients, the shortest latency period for both benign and malignant tumors was 1 year as occurred in 3 patients, whereas…

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March 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The JGov Dept of Truth strikes again….

More ☢ Funny Business (Sic) from the Japanese Gov’t.

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http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_26/Japanese-govt-conceals-high-radiation-data-in-Fukushima-region-from-public-4812/

Voice of Russia 26 March 2014


Japanese gov’t conceals high radiation data in Fukushima region from public


The Japanese government has postponed releasing the results of its latest measurement of radiation in three municipalities of the Fukushima region. The reason is the results are higher than expected, an unnamed source said in an interview with the Mainichi newspaper.

The matter is that the three municipalities in question currently have an active evacuation order, which might be lifted soon, and the government supports the lifting. That is why the Cabinet Office team decided to withhold the data as it might discourage residents from going back.

The recent measurements were significantly higher than expected: the levels were at 2.6 to 6.6 millisieverts a day, while expectations were at 1 to 2 millisieverts. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and National Institute of Radiological Science decided to recalculate the results basing on an…

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March 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Florida’s sorry story of ratepayers stung by upfront nuclear construction costs

http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2014/03/12/open-letter-fpl/

Reply to Amy Baird posted here: http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2014/03/12/open-letter-fpl/

Yes, who would ever guess that any BIG Utility/Corp. like FP&L who I’m sure pledges using many fancy words, that it puts the health, safety and well being of all their ratepayers FIRST, would even consider making any changes that are not in their ratepayers best interests?

I’m specifically speaking about any changes specifically designed to increase their own profitability, which would violate the sacred trust that exists between themselves and the ratepayers they serve.

FP&L’s Top Management would never allow this to happen because if it did, it would mean that FP&L is in reality, putting their shareholders welfare far ahead of their ratepayers, and we all know they would never want to be caught doing that…

RIGHT?

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text-my-money-2Nuclear power project financing option sticks ratepayers with tab, Indy Star  By John Russell, john.russell@indystar.com February 1, 2014   “……..the Florida legislature passed a CWIP bill, allowing utilities to charge ratepayers up front for construction costs of nuclear power plants. Supporters said it was a way to get nuclear plants built faster and cheaper. Opponents called the bill “crony capitalism,” saying it would shift the risk of start-up costs onto ratepayers in the form of higher utility bills, while utility investors would reap the profits.

Two years later, the new Florida law got a taker. Progress Energy filed an application to build a nuclear plant in central Florida, estimating it would cost $5 billion. But over the next few years, the price tag climbed to more than $20 billion, due to delays and larger-than-expected costs.Then things got complicated. In 2010, Florida utility regulators rejected Progress’s request for $368 million in…

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March 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two great charts about Nuclear ☢ that everyone should share!

Two great charts about Nuclear ☢ that everyone should study!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DoEMx-2GXzc/UoF2CfVXqfI/AAAAAAAAHeo/y71numWymTo/s1600/nuclear+power’s+carbon+footprint.jpg …
and
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JqrhjgHn48A/UoF2HYSntRI/AAAAAAAAHew/7yjr7E4F-Ic/s1600/nuclear+power’s+other+footprint.jpg …

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WIPP Leak: Upcoming Public Meetings in Albuquerque and Santa Fe—March 18 (ABQ), March 27 (ABQ), March 31 (SFE)

My comment is in moderation:

All meetings about radioactive leaks and/or radioactive releases, should be video taped and/or webcast, then placed on the Web, since they are important to everyone in the USA.

This is not just a “local” problem and it is not correct for the US Government to treat this as such.

It is important that a complete investigation done by a Expert Group that include independent Experts find out exactly what happened (what leaked, what ☢ concentrations were detected, Etc.), be completed before any additional decisions are made about this WIPP facility, especially since there is already talk about expanding its “Mission”.

La Jicarita

Editor’s Note: This announcement was taken from a press release issued by Nuclear Watch New Mexico, one of the sponsors of the WIPP public meetings.

Three public information meetings will be held in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe about the recent fire and plutonium release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Public input into the decision-making processes is essential now. Updated information about the serious accidents as well as proposals to expand WIPP’s mission will be presented.

Sponsors:
Southwest Research and Information Center
Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Nuclear Watch New Mexico

The first public information meeting will take place in Albuquerque on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) office, located at 10th and Gold, Southwest.

The second meeting in Albuquerque will take place on Thursday, March 27th from 6 to 8 pm at the Albuquerque…

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Commentary on the Radiation Leak at WIPP

☢ Leaks at WIPP…

GOT NEWS?

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By KAY MATTHEWS

@2014 by John Trever, Albuquerque Journal. Used by permission. @2014 by John Trever, Albuquerque Journal. Used by permission.

The New Mexico congressional delegation issued a press release yesterday about the radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP). Here’s a quote from the release: “The lawmakers together reiterated the message that it is critical for the DOE to be as open and responsive to the Carlsbad community, where residents understandably are concerned about health and safety in the wake of the accident. Additionally, they pressed [Energy Secretary] Moniz for details about DOE’s plan to re-enter the facility and for assurances that workers, their families and the community will not be disrupted while the facility is closed.” 

Then they each made a brief statement. This is what Tom Udall had to say: “I also underscored the urgency with which we must have a plan to store waste from Los Alamos before the beginning of the…

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with WIPP

Forget the Anti-Coal dialogue, that is just side stepping the FACT that dealing with Nuclear Waste is the 800 pound gorilla that nobody, especially the nuclear Industry wants to discuss, because it makes using Nuclear far too costly!

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By DON HANCOCK, Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC)

The world’s first geologic repository for military nuclear waste is making international news because of the radiation leak that was detected late at night on Valentine’s Day. An unknown amount of radioactive and toxic chemical waste was released to the environment from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). On February 26, the 13 workers at the site when the leak was detected were notified that they tested positive for internal radiation contamination.

Since the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the operating contractor, have repeatedly stated that WIPP would “start clean, stay clean” and not release any radioactivity for at least 10,000 years, the leak was never supposed to happen. The health danger that persists for thousands of generations is the reason to put the wastes underground so they are not released to the environment. Thus, an obvious…

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thorium Nuclear Information Resources

Factual info about the myth of Thorium being useful!

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UPDATE (2012/05/02): Added IEER’s Some Characteristics of Uranium and Thorium
UPDATE (2012/04/29): Added the UK NNL report! Thanks DARyan!

There is a rash of misinformation on the net about the supposed merits of the ‘new’ nuclear energy source on the block, thorium. I am sure that in a perfect world where nobody lies, thorium would be the perfect answer to the world’s energy needs as is claimed. This is unfortunately not the case.

Apparently, every time there is a new nuclear catastrophe, the thorium ‘miracle’ is promoted again as the ‘savior’ for the world. The Fukushima nuclear radiation catastrophe was not unique and the thorium misinformation artists have come out in droves. It’s the nuclear industry’s defense mechanism – create a new ‘safety myth’ that regular people can latch onto.

In reality, the thorium nuclear fuel cycle has been under development since the very early days of the nuclear industry…

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March 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments

NRC Defines Risk Terms in a New Glossary

My new comments have been added, enjoy!

U.S. NRC Blog

John Nakoski
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
Division of Risk Analysis
 

As with many subjects, when you’re talking about Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) terms, it can get confusing when the same terms mean different things. To reduce this confusion, the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research decided to produce a glossary of risk-related terms.

glossaryIn November 2013, we published NUREG-2122, “Glossary of Risk-Related Terms in Support of Risk-Informed Decisionmaking.” This glossary provides a single source for definitions of terms used in risk-informed activities. This document clarifies the terms and provides the proper context for using them. For example, the glossary defines the word “assumption” as “a decision or judgment that is made in the development of a model or analysis.” It then describes how “assumption” is used within the context of a PRA.

We developed the list of terms by first reviewing documents used to support risk-informed activities…

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March 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marking Three Years of Post-Fukushima Progress

Many good comments here worth reading if you are interested in reactor “safety”.

U.S. NRC Blog

Allison M. Macfarlane
Chairman
 

The approach to the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor complex winds through empty villages where weeds grow in silent communities, storefronts are shattered and advertising signs entice a population that may be years in returning.

A year ago I visited the site of the devastating March 11, 2011, accident triggered by a massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent 46-foot tsunami.

Chairman Allison Macfarlane and other NRC officials stand in the darkened interior of Reactor 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex northeast of Tokyo Dec. 13, 2012. Photo courtesy of TEPCO Chairman Allison Macfarlane and other NRC officials stand in the darkened interior of Reactor 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex northeast of Tokyo Dec. 13, 2012. Photo courtesy of TEPCO

The site where four of six reactors were inundated bears testament not only to the power of the natural forces but also to the huge hydrogen explosions that rocked three of the reactors. Rusting trucks lay about the property. And thousands of workers in protective gear and full-face respirators scramble over the shattered industrial complex.

It is…

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March 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Proposal by a reader regarding Openness of Information in the NRC.

I just noticed this Reblog button and thought I’s try it out!
You might be interested in this:

Sure there will be always be Experts that disagree with everything that other Experts on the opposite side of any debate say!

I also agree that the global nuclear industry has the money it needs to fund all the peer reviewed studies it wants, that end up saying whatever they want them to, or they simply will not publish them…

We also know that exactly three years ago today, all the Japanese nuclear Experts (along with many other nuclear Experts across the World) that said that “modern” nuclear power plants were safe and had so many safety features that they would not meltdown because they were so well designed, were proven terribly wrong by Fukushima’s triple meltdowns and that it will take decades if not about 100 years to deal with its on-going pollution of the Pacific Ocean, that is, if nothing BIG goes BAD before then.

Also in all fairness, mankind will have to employ NEW types of equipment that have never ever been built, in order to deal with the new problems Fukushima has created. Also, until fully decommissioned, the Japanese will continue to contaminate massive amounts of sea water with radioactivity daily, that will all end up in the Pacific Ocean unless the UN sanctions the Japanese with penalties which should be used to finance Solar (of all flavors) R&D and it’s installation in developing Countries, if they will agree to not use nuclear. This will enable mankind to begin the transition to Solar while at the same time reduce the need for our Earth’s limited resources.

Yes I also agree that the Coal Industry has many health problems associated with it, which the Nuclear industry is all too eager to point out; but the SAME THING COULD BE SAID ABOUT THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; since it also mines radioactive Uranium ore which is then processed into highly radioactive fuel rods of several different types. Once this radioactive fuel is used in a reactor, it then produces huge amounts of additional radioactive waste that will have as yet unknown effects on mankind over the enormous timespan that it will take to render all of it harmless! Because this radioactive timespan dwarfs anything currently affecting mankind, it is completely unscientific to say today, what the harmful effect of our using nuclear power plants in the twentieth and twenty-first century will be generations from now!

For example, should highly radioactive “dirty” material from Fukushima be used in a terrorist weapon at some point in the future, its affect on man must be placed directly upon the nuclear industry that created it, because without building the nuclear power plants it would have never existed to cause harm to man’s health. This is yet another potential “future” health problem that cannot be discounted since there is so much radioactive waste material unaccounted for at Fukushima and many other locations globally!

It is no longer fair for the nuclear industries spokespersons, the IAEA and/or regulators like the NRC to try to limit Energy discussions to only the positive points that favor using nuclear while at the same time shrugging off all other negative points as not being relevant!

Also posted : http://thebulletin.org/needed-ability-manage-nuclear-power

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Reader known as Captain D writes:

“I propose that the Chairman of the NRC would be well advised to fund an independently done History: After 3/11 and then once it is completed, use it to examine exactly what responses by the NRC were later found incorrect, in order to determine how they occurred, since it is obvious that the NRC chain of command failed in its duty to keep the public informed with factual up to date information. This effort would be similar to an NRC AIT review and would result in the NRC being far better prepared if/when the next nuclear incident/accident occurs so that it can fulfill its mandate by responding far more Professionally.

This History is very important because if/when the next “Fukushima” occurs, the NRC needs to respond in a more Professional manner that relies upon best practices, instead of just nuclear industry protectionism. Since the…

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March 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments