Chernobyl radiation still causing Thyroid cancers 30 years later

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The authors conclude that it is likely that radiation exposure from Chernobyl has affected residents of countries much further afield than Belarus and Ukraine including Belgium, potentially increasing the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as children over the last 30 years.

thyroid-cancer-papillaryChernobyl radiation could be linked to rising number of thyroid cancers in Belgian children https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160607080653.htm  Source:Taylor & Francis

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Exposure to radioactive fallout from the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Belgium may have increased the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as children.
Exposure to radioactive fallout from the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Belgium may have increased the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as children, according to new research published in the journal Acta Chirurgica Belgica.

Thyroid cancer is usually rare among children, with less than one new case per million diagnosed each year. However, after the Chernobyl accident…

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Radiation levels at Bikini Atoll have not dropped. as was expected

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Bikini-Atoll-bombBikini Atoll radiation levels remain alarmingly high https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bikini-atoll-radiation-levels-remain-alarmingly-high
New measurements made decades after Pacific island used to test nuclear bombs 
BY THOMAS SUMNER  JUNE 6, 2016

Radiation from the 23 nuclear tests conducted near Bikini Atoll in the 1940s and ’50s has lingered far longer than previously predicted.

Radioactive material such as cesium-137 currently produces, on average, 184 miLLIREMS OF RADIATION PER YEAR ON BIKINI ATOLL. AND SOME PARTS OF THE ISLAND HIT 639 MILLIREMS PER YEAR, RESEARCHERS REPORT ONLINE THE WEEK OF JUNE 6 IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. THOSE MEASUREMENTS, MADE LAST YEAR, SURPASS THE 100 MILLIREMS PER YEAR SAFETY STANDARD SET BY THE UNITED STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, WHICH CONTROLS THE ISLAND.

Scientists had predicted that, by now, radiation levels would have dropped to 16 to 24 millirems per year. But those estimates came from extrapolating from…

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Over 400 American sailors made ill by Fukushima radiation

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Radiation-Warning1Flag-USASpike in number of US sailors dying after Fukushima radiation exposure — Now over 400 veterans suffering serious illnesses — Former Japan Prime Minister breaks down crying, “This can’t be ignored any longer… The number of sick people is increasing and their symptoms are worsening” (VIDEOS) http://enenews.com/spike-number-sailors-dying-after-fukushima-radiation-exposure-400-veterans-suffering-serious-illnesses-former-japan-prime-minister-breaks-down-crying-be-ignored-longer-number-sick-people-increas?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

Kyodo, May 19, 2016: Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has thrown his support behind a group of former U.S. sailors suing the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant… Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Carlsbad, California, with some of the plaintiffs, Koizumi said, “Those who gave their all to assist Japan are now suffering from serious illness… I learned that the number of sick people is still increasing, and their symptoms are worsening,” he told the news conference… According to lawyers for the group, seven of its members have died so far, including some from leukemia [Three…

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Australia’s environment must remain an issue for NATIONAL, not just STATEs’ oversight

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This week the Greens announced an ambitious policy for new national environment laws and an independent body to oversee and enforce them. The Greens’ policy on environmental democracy and its commitment to resource Environmental Defenders Officers would enable communities to hold government decision makers to account based on the merits of their decisions.

The truth is Australia’s nature protection laws are not adequately protecting our air, water, wildlife and places we love. The laws that protect nature are the foundations of a thriving Australia, but it’s clear they are not strong enough to keep the places we love safe and healthy.

The environment is not merely a matter for state governments  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/06/08/comment-environment-not-merely-matter-state-governments Why is the federal government so keen to give up national oversight of the environment, asks James TreziseIn regional Australia, coal mining and coal seam gas have altered landscapes forever, polluted water supplies and divided communities.

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Record wind energy output last month kept electricity prices down

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wind-nuclear-Wind energy’s biggest month, and how it keeps prices down REneweconomy,  EBy Giles Parkinson on 8 June 2016 Wind energy in Australia has enjoyed its biggest every month in May, producing nearly a quarter more electricity than its previous record month, and overtaking hydro to provide 8.5 per cent of electricity demand in the country’s main grid.

The record output came, coincidentally, in the same month that the last coal fired power station in South Australia was closed (May 9). And a new analysis from energy consultants Pitt & Sherry points to how wind generation is keeping a lid on wholesale electricity prices.

The Pitt & Sherry analysis notes that four states recorded record monthly totals in May – South Australia (where wind met 49 per cent of demand), Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. (There is only one very small wind farm in Queensland and Western Australia operates on a…

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Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds | Science | The Guardian

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GR:  Air pollution harms all species of plants and animals.  Fortunately, the most toxic concentrations are in human cities and homes where animal numbers are lower.

Ian Sample Science editor.–Scientists say finding is alarming, and shows that harm caused by air pollution to the lungs, heart and brain has been underestimated

Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide.

In an unprecedented survey of global risk factors for stroke, air pollution in the form of fine particulate matter ranked seventh in terms of its impact on healthy lifespan, while household air pollution from burning solid fuels ranked eighth.

Source: Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds | Science | The Guardian

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5.2M Quake East of L.A. – Aftershocks Still Going + Other Quakes

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Southern California rocked by 5.2 earthquake

USGS Report – has map     Very Shallow – less than a mile deep.
Zoomable map

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Magnitude 1-2s still going off by the minute …..

NEW!!! 3.5M quake – Los Angeles area near the others

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Plus multiple M6s in Nicaragua

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Three 5+M quakes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge(near each other) ….

Where the Bode Verde and Ascension Fracture Zones clash – shown on this map.

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The Indonesia area is going off as per usual too.

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Wm. Rivers Pitt | Tuesday Night Massacre: The Looming Trump v. Clinton Debacle

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It is madness, but it is madness by design. The Republican Party and its media allies have spent several decades fomenting a sense of terror within their voting ranks … The Democrats, for their part, have been in full moral retreat over those same decades ...

By William Rivers Pitt  Truthout | Op-Ed  April 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks to reporters outside Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School, where she casted her ballot, in Chappaqua, N.Y., April 19, 2016. Clinton and Donald Trump are heavily favored to win Tuesday’s primaries in New York. (Eric Thayer / The New York Times)Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters outside Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School, where she cast her ballot, in Chappaqua, New York, April 19, 2016.
(Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times)

The surrealist painting that is this election season came into grim focus last night as the two big-money front-runners blew the doors off their respective rivals and came many steps closer to giving the “news” media the general election race they’ve been craving. Donald Trump won everything by margins so wide you could sail an aircraft carrier through…

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Sharon Kyle | How Corporate Media Misleads Voters

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Regardless of what happens in the weeks to come, the people are demanding real change. There is a movement underway in this country that will not be quieted until the people get what they need and deserve—which is a country that lives up to its core democratic ideals. The Bernie Sanders campaign is not about Bernie Sanders — this is a grassroots movement.

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Corporate Media Misleads Voters

This couldn’t have been timed better. Hours ago, NPR reported that President Obama is prepared to endorse Hillary Clinton. The reporters emphasized the words “prepared to endorse,” adding that the President wouldn’t actually endorse her until “after” the primaries are over. Damage done. Mission accomplished.

Then, moments later, the Associated Press blasted online that “Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination.” The New York Times did it too. Their declarations aren’t technically true but that…

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McCain Wants Another $17 billion more for war?

$17 billion more for war.

That’s what’s at stake in a Senate vote this week. Sen. John McCain (AZ) is planning to amend the annual military policy bill to give the Pentagon even more money above the nearly $600 billion already under consideration.

Worse, our lobbyists have heard that a back-room deal is in the works to keep the vote for $18 billion dollars off the record.This major funding decision could come up for a voice vote — making it impossible to hold senators accountable for their position.

The vote could happen as soon as Thursday. Please call the Capitol Switchboard now and ask to be connected to your senators’ offices.

Here are some talking points to help you make your call:

  • Hi, my name is _______, and I’m a constituent from __________.
  • Please oppose any increases to Pentagon spending in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Sen. McCain’s $17 billion spending increase is too important for a voice vote. Please call for a recorded vote so we know where the senator stands.
  • Thank you.

The Pentagon’s already-bloated budget shouldn’t get another $18 billion through a back-room deal. I hope you’ll call your senators today.

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/issues/

Sincerely,

Jim Cason
Legislative Director
Foreign Policy

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