Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous

CAMERON, Ariz. — “In the summer of 2010, a Navajo cattle rancher named Larry Gordy stumbled upon an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of his grazing land and figured he had better call in the feds. Engineers from the Environmental Protection Agency arrived a few months later, Geiger counters in hand, and found radioactivity levels that buried the needles on their equipment.” Read more at;http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/uranium-mines-dot-navajo-land-neglected-and-still-perilous.html

Bottom line, native peoples all over the world continue to be exposed to high levels of toxic radiation such as radon, uranium and radium both by inhaling the radioactive dust and by direct exposure to exterior radiation from the exposed ore that is blowing around with the wind. 
Radon and radium as well as uranium are known to cause bone, liver, breast and lung cancer.

It has been proven that these radioactive elements cause harm as well as deaths, because Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which was enacted to pay for the health consequences and deaths caused by uranium mining. So far, the program has granted “$1.5 billion for 23,408 approved claims since it was enacted in 1990.”

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Uranium Mining; Broken Promises, Broken Rainbow

On December 1974 Congress passed Public Law 93-531 “The Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act”. It authorized the partitioning of the Joint Use Area (JUA) and established the Navajo-Hopi 

Indian Relocation Commission (NHIRC) which moved Navajo people from the reservation lands. Countless of the most traditionally and culturally intact Dineh (Navajo) people were forced to re-locate to cities like Shiprock and Tuba City.


This 1985 documentary traces the history of both tribes and the events that led to this devastating land grab by Peabody Coal and Bechtel Corporations, assisted by our own government(major players included Barry Goldwater, Morris Udall, John McCain, and President Ford). The goal: access, oil, gas, coal and uranium ore. 

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War is a Racket

Note; there is some adult language in the videos below. 

“War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. 

Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree.”


Wars have to started on lies. What kind of lies? Until the Civil War, there were no medals. A medal that rewards people for killing other people is part of the propoganda of war. 

War propoganda also consists of war being sold by God’s representatives, in church and political houses of worship. Those who sell war worship in the temple where many false idols of money, power and influence are the subject of adoration and honor. 

The only people who vote on whether to go to war are the few, the 1% representatives. These reps are most often NOT part of the war, have never served in war trenches, and have never been exposed to the horrors of war. 

These 1% representatives do not lead the soldiers into battle. They only visit ‘front lines’ when the shooting stops and when they are sure there is no risk of being shot at. 

These 1% representatives of the military industrial complex are safely tucked into their beds at night, while spending taxpayer money on underground shelters, where they can hide if things do not go as well as they planned for. 

The huge no bid profits contained in war and the fight against ‘terrorism’, almost ensures that war will continue forever, unless people rise up and stop the military industrial complex. Even President Eisenhower in his Farewell address warned against the military industrial complex. 


The military industrial complex has only GROWN in both power, influence and total wealth since he warned us against this tide of war propoganda. 
The host of Survivor tells it like it is in his YouTube Video;
The 1% loves to divide and conquer. They use propoganda on the mass media that they own, and convince people that they need to fight each other. Meanwhile, they are laughing behind the scenes, taking all of the money, and slurping up taxpayer money via corporate welfare. 
Most of these large military industrial related corporations not only do not pay ANY taxes, they also are making record profits in this awful economic time, AND they collect corporate welfare, all at the same time. For them, this is win win win. For all of us, it is lose, lose, lose.  When asked to stop collecting this ‘socialist’ entitlement money, they say that would be ‘raising taxes’ on them. 
The war budget is increasing in this awful economic time, while everyone else is being cut to the bone. Where is the money going? To the 1%, who are making record profits, paying no taxes, and hoodwinking everyone with their lies, propoganda and mass media mind ‘programming’. 

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UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent Damage To Environment

LONDON (AlertNet) – “Current environmental measures do not go far enough to protect the planet, argues Polly Higgins, an international environmental lawyer and the author of “Eradicating Ecocide”, a book about criminalising the destruction of ecosystems.” http://youtu.be/0gHnBbEOjVc

“Voted by the Ecologist as one of the “Worlds Top 10 Visionary Thinkers” for her earlier work advancing the Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights.

In April 2010 Polly submitted a legal proposal to the United Nations to create a 5th Crime Against Peace – that crime is the crime of Ecocide.

Polly has submitted a second proposal to the United Nations: the Crime of Ecocide. Ecocide is a 5th Crime Against Peace, yet to be recognized alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression.”


For more information about book and about this concept, go to; http://thelazyenvironmentalist.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post.html
If humanity does not value human life, the Earth or each other enough to protect these, then destruction of all of these is the only outcome. We are traveling down this road to destruction of all life on the planet. We are committing genocide of not only humans, but animals, insects, plants, trees and all life on the planet. How? 

We are using DU weapons globally, with devastating results. Read; Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 

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We are not respecting Earth and the miracle of life on the planet. Here is just one way that this is happening; 12 reasons why all nuclearpower plants must be shut down http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Large corporations lie systematically, while taking over all democratic institutions. To see how it works in just one monopolistic industry, read about the; 30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; 

There may still be time to turn things around with a Green Revolution, by passing laws against ecocide, and prosecuting those who violate this law. But even more important is the need for each individual to take actions in their own life, to make a positive difference.

Switch utility company energy providers so that you use only Zero Carbon renewable energy, such as wind, water, solar. Many states allow you to switch, with just a phone call. 

Use more fair trade, local, and green products and service providers, such as driving all electric cars, hydrogen fuel cells, etc.  Support the solutions, rather than the problems. Stop using things like styrofoam plates, plastic bags and nuclear power related products.

Eat organic foods, and buy only natural products not made from oil products. Avoid plastics whenever possible. Do not buy hardwood products from the Amazon rain forest. 

Make your home more energy efficient. Start small and keep adding things, like CFL or even better; LED lights. Switch to more energy efficient appliances, and read labels when shopping for energy use on items such as TV, etc. 

Reduce your carbon footprint and live more in harmony with Earth and her natural processes, rather than in ways that destroy her and all human life.

Go inside and explore who you are. Explore the concept of consciousness. What is this, and how does it work? Where can consciousness be found, and how can it be accessed? Hint… start meditating and getting together with others who meditate. The reason to do this, is because we must open up to our dark side, the unconscious side that controls what we do and how we do it. 

Work on finding the root causes for addictions; such as shopping, gambling, drinking, drugs, etc. Everyone is addicted, it is only a choice of what we are addicted to. There are many 12 step groups to attend and work the steps with a sponsor. Even if you do not have a problem, attend an Al Anon group and explore the effects on you of those around you that are addicted.


There is a positive energy revolution happening, and you can be part of that revolution. To find out more, read the following article; Sustainable Energy [R]evolution | Greenpeace International


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What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life

By Dr. Mercola
Dr. Andrew Saul has over 35 years of experience in natural health education, and holds a number of certificates for teaching clinical nutrition.

He’s a recipient of the Citizens for Health Outstanding Health Freedom Activist Award, and was named as one of the seven natural health pioneers byPsychology Today.

Dr. Saul is currently editor-in-chief of TheOrthomolecular Medicine News Service, and has authored over 100 publications and seven books, including Hospitals and Health: Your Orthomolecular Guide to a Shorter Hospital Stayi, which is the topic of this interview.

He is perhaps most prominently known for his appearance in the film Food Matters.


Dr. Saul’s Book Interview; Hospitals and Health

Dr. Saul co-authored Hospitals and Health with Dr. Steve Hickey, and Dr. Abram Hoffer, the famous Canadian psychiatrist who, in 1953, demonstrated that high doses of niacin could cure schizophrenia and other similar mental disorders.

“Dr. Hoffer, in his study of biochemistry… noted that over the years there had been attempts to treat psychiatric illnesses by communities that didn’t have hospitals. One was the Quaker community. And the Quakers, Dr. Hoffer said, found that if they took the mentally ill; put them in a nice house, gave them good food, and gave them compassionate care, they had a 50 percent cure rate,” Dr. Saul says.

“Dr. Hoffer commented that drugs have about 10 percent cure rate. He was thinking that drugs might actually be going in the wrong direction, and hospitals give a lot of drugs… When people go into the hospital, they’re going to have problems… Statistically, there are so many errors in hospitals that the average works out to one error per patient per day at the minimum. If you’re in a hospital for four days, you can expect four medical errors in that time.”

According to the 2011 Health Grades Hospital Quality in America noticed doctors or hospitalStudyii, the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the United States is estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors each and EVERY day.

Hospitals have become particularly notorious for spreading lethal infections. In the United States, more than 2 million people are affected by hospital-acquired infections each year, and a whopping 100,000 people die as a result. According to the Health Grades report, analysis of approximately 40 million Medicare patients’ records from 2007 through 2009 showed that 1 in 9 patients developed such hospital-acquired infections! The saddest part is, most of these cases could likely have been easily prevented with better infection control in hospitals—simple things such as doctors and nurses washing their hands between each patient, for example.

Hospitals, home and nursing home care account for over one-third of the $2.6 trillion the United States spends for health care.iii This is TRIPLE what we surrender to drug companies. It wouldn’t be so bad if we actually received major benefits for this investment, but, as Dr. Saul’s book reveals, this oftentimes is not the case…
Hospital Nutrition and Supplements

However, there are solutions; it is possible to make hospitals better, and the book addresses this in depth. Nutrition is a key element. As Dr. Saul points out, hospital food is almost universally associated with bad food. Most of it is highly processed, but you can sometimes get better fare simply by asking for a vegetarian meal. He also explains why it can be helpful to get a simple note from your primary care physician if you take vitamins and want to continue taking them while in the hospital. And, your rights, should the staff insist you can’t take them while staying there.

“If you want to take vitamins in the hospital, go ahead and do it,” Dr. Saul says. “On the other hand, if the hospital, your physician, or surgeon, can explain to you why, for a particular procedure or a particular medication, you cannot take the vitamin, then you can accommodate that request if they are highly specific. Usually what happens is they’ll say,

“You can’t take any vitamins.” But that’s just not true. Everyone should take vitamin C before they go to the hospital. They should take vitamin C before they go to the dentist for less infection, less pain, quicker healing time, and less bleeding. The same is true with surgery. People who take high doses of vitamin C are much less likely to have blood clotting in healing, inflammation, and other complications that, unfortunately, are fairly familiar among surgical staff.

If someone says, “You can’t take vitamin E because we’re going to give you Warfarin (Coumadin),” that’s a reasonable point. But then… there is evidence that if you take the vitamin E, you don’t need Warfarin.

I had a client once who had this exact dilemma. He had thrombophlebitis, and he was on Warfarin. He wanted to take vitamin E instead… He said, “Well, what should I do?” I said, “The best thing to do is to gradually decrease the drug with your doctor’s cooperation while increasing the vitamin – again, with your doctor’s cooperation. Talk to your doctor. The doctor that put you on the drugs should be the one that you’ll talk to about the drugs.”… He said, “I don’t want to talk to the doctor about this.” He actually was afraid to talk to his doctor. He did not want the confrontation. What he did instead was he just started taking the vitamin E. Eventually, his clotting time was extended to the point where the doctor said,

“What’s going on?”

… Too much Warfarin causes extended bleeding. Too much vitamin E can also cause slightly extended bleeding, but not out of the normal range. I said to him… “You got to talk to your doctor. If your doctor’s asking what’s going on, [then] tell him. He’ll take you off the Coumadin.” The fellow talked to the doctor, and the doctor took him off the vitamin E…”

Unfortunately, that’s a typical example of “standard care.” Dr. Saul, on the other hand, believes one of the first things doctors need to do is to make sure each patient has a multivitamin with each meal. The same goes for inmates in prisons, and senior citizens in nursing homes.

“Diets in institutions are terrible,” Dr. Saul says. “We can change that right away. People have to refuse the crap that they put on the plate and demand fresh, whole, unprocessed food. If enough people do that, the hospitals will do it. This is something that we can do. Vitamins, multivitamin supplements we can do…

The next thing that you can do is demand to be addressed by your title. Do not let them call you by your first name. You are a Mr., Ms., Mrs., or a Dr. This is a small point seemingly, but it can actually change your care.

Another thing that people need to do when they go into the hospital, and I got this from a nurse herself, she said, “Bring a guard.

I would never let a family member go into the hospital alone. Make absolutely sure that a friend or family member is with them 24 hours a day.” What does this do? It makes sure that mistakes aren’t made, or if mistakes are made, you’ve got a witness. At the very least, the person is going to have some company. That’s something we can do. Not everybody has an advocate. Not everybody has family members available, but this is still a doable situation. What else can we do about hospitals? We can avoid them…”

Knowing How to Play “the Hospital Game” Can Help Keep You Alive

One of the reasons I am so passionate about sharing the information on this site about healthy eating, exercise, and stress management with you is because it can help keep you OUT of the hospital. But if you do have to go there, you need to know how to play the game.

“Dr. Steve Hickey is an authority on game theory, cybernetics, and all kinds of mathematical stuff…” Dr. Saul says. “Dr. Hickey wrote a chapter in Hospitals and Health specifically on the “hospital game” and how to play it. He… demonstrates that the outcome depends on you… If you just go in… [they] take you to bed and you keep quiet, you’re what Dr. Hoffer calls a “pious patient.”

Pious patients tend to get killed.

… The lowest estimate makes hospitals one of the top 10 causes of deaths in the United States… The highest estimate makes hospital and drugs the number one cause of death in the United States…

We can fix this problem. We can make a change. But the only way it’s going to happen is if you know how to play the game. That’s why Hospitals and Health – I think – will really come in handy. Abraham Hoffer practiced for 55 years. He ran hospitals. He had so much experience, and what does it still boil down to? Common sense – good food, good care, as few drugs as possible, and taking charge of your own health.”
Why Avoiding Elective Procedures During July May Be a Lifesaving Choice

What’s my personal recommendation when it comes to hospital stays? Naturally, my number one suggestion is to avoid hospitals unless it’s an absolute emergency and you need life-saving medical attention. In such cases, it’s worth taking Dr. Saul’s recommendation to bring a personal advocate; a relative or friend who can speak up for you and ensure you’re given proper care if you can’t do so yourself.

If you’re having an elective medical procedure done, remember that this gives you greater leeway and personal choice—use it!

Many believe training hospitals will provide them with the latest and greatest care, but they can actually be more dangerous. As a general rule, avoid elective surgeries and procedures during the month of July because this is when brand new residents begin their training. 


According to a 2010 report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, lethal medication errors consistently spike by about 10 percent each July, particularly in teaching hospitals, due to the inexperience of new residents.iv Also be cautious of weekends.

“Sometimes, your best bet for a hospital is a relatively small local one,” Dr. Saul advises.
Who has the MOST Power During Your Hospital Stay?

“The most important thing to remember is this: the hospital power structure,” Dr. Saul says. “No matter what hospital you go in… Maybe you’ve got to be in a teaching hospital. Maybe you don’t have a lot of choices. Maybe you are there because of financial issues. Maybe it’s because of geographical issues. Maybe it’s because it was an emergency, and you woke up in the hospital. Maybe you have to be there on a weekend…

The question is, “Are you going to walk out the front door, or be wheeled out the back?”

Now, here’s what people need to do. They need to understand that when they are faced with hospitalization, the most powerful person in the most entire hospital system is the patient.

The system works on the assumption that the patient will not claim that power… You might have set that up with a document. If you have a power of attorney, a living will, or other types of paperwork or someone is responsible, then we know who’s responsible. But let’s say that it’s just an ordinary situation—the patient has the most power.

A patient can say, “No. Do not touch me.” And they can’t. If they do, it’s assault, and you can call the police. Now, they might say, “Well, on your way in, you signed this form.”

You can unsign it. You can revoke your permission. Just because somebody has permission to do one thing, it doesn’t mean that they have the permission to do everything. There’s no such thing as a situation that you cannot reverse. If you can make amendments to the U.S. Constitution, you can change your mind about your own personal healthcare. It concerns your very life. You don’t want to cry wolf for no reason, but the patient has the potential to put a stop to anything; absolutely anything.

If the patient doesn’t know that, if they’re not conscious, or if they just don’t have the moxie to do it, the next most powerful person is the spouse. The spouse has enormous influence and can do almost as much as the patient. If the patient is incapacitated, the spouse can probably do much more than the patient.

If there is no spouse present, the next most powerful people in the system are the children of the patient… You’ll notice that I haven’t mentioned doctors or hospital administrators once. That’s because they don’t have the power. They really don’t. They just want you to think that you do. It is an illusion that they run the place. The answer is – you do. They’re offering you products and services, and they’re trying to get you to accept them without question.

… [W]hen you go to the hospital, bring along a black Sharpie pen, and cross out anything that you don’t like in the contract. Put big giant X’s through entire clauses and pages, and do not sign it. And when they say, “We’re not going to admit you,” you say, “Please put it in writing that you refuse to admit me.” What do you think your lawyers are going to do with that? They have to [admit you]. They absolutely have to…

It’s a game, and you can win it. But you can’t win it if you don’t know the rules. And basically, they don’t tell you the rules. In Hospitals and Health, we do.”

The book, Hospitals and Health is available through any online bookseller, including Amazon, or you can order an autographed copy at www.DoctorYourself.com


Knowing how to prevent disease so you can avoid hospitals in the first place is clearly your best bet. But knowing what to do to make your hospital stay as safe and healing as possible is equally important. For the inside scoop, I highly recommend reading the book.

References:
i Hospitals and Health: Your Orthomolecular Guide to a Shorter, Safer Hospital Stay
ii HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America Report
iii US Health care costs, KaiserEdu.org
iv “A July Effect in Fatal Medication Errors: A Possible Effect of New Medical Residents,” Journal of General Internal Medicine, August 2010: 25(8); 774-779

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Sustainable Energy [R]evolution | Greenpeace International


The Sustainable Energy [R]evolution is the practical solution to our energy needs. It offers a sustainable path to quit dirty, dangerous fuels by transitioning to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Coal, Oil, and Nuclear energy monopolies get 12 times more subsidies than solar and renewable energy companies. A majority of the pollution and carbon emissions are coming from these industries, which cause diseases, deaths, and global warming. 


The UN calls climate change caused by global warming the greatest threat to humanity existing today. 


The largest and most destructive practices on Earth are getting the most ‘free’ money from taxpayers, while the most sustainable, green, clean and safe energy sources are getting the LEAST money from taxpayers, via subsidies. What is wrong with this picture? 


Renewable energy sources are dropping, while the ‘dirty’ fuels are increasing in price. Would it not make more sense to go with clean fuels that are also decentralized and safer, much more resistant to terrorist attacks? 


New investment in solar, wind and renewables is now exceeding nuclear, coal and oil. China is investing huge amounts of money in renewables. Every two hours, China is putting up a huge wind turbine. 


Renewable energy sources can be installed in small villages that are not connected to the grid. 


In Europe in 2009, over 50% of all new energy sources consisted of renewable energy sources. This trend is accelerating. Europe has committed to stopping all nuclear power plants in a few years. 


In one lifetime, HUGE changes can and will happen. Change is the only constant. We have to make change happen. We have to demand that government serve US, not just huge corporations that represent the 1% who care only about profits. It will require that we learn about efficiency, and saving energy via simple easy to use methods. 


We have to fight dirty energy and support CLEAN energy, with new laws like Europe has. Denmark has a large renewable source. Their government made this choice because the CITIZENS demanded it, and the government had no choice but to give it to them. 


We are living at the tipping point. Every person is important. Every person makes a difference. We are each responsible for our actions, our decisions. We can try to move in the right direction, if not for ourselves, then for seven future generations of our children. 


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Trayvon Martin; Brutal Murder, or Justified Defense of Life?

17 year old Trayvon was wearing a hoodie, carrying some candy, had a soda and was talking on a cellphone with his sister. Somehow, Trayvon used these dangerous ‘weapons’ to viciously attack a MUCH larger, heavily armed, muscular Neighborhood Watch guy, who had just called in to police to report that he was following a ‘suspicious’ character. They told him to stop following this guy. He persisted and confronted Trayvon. 





Witnesses reported hearing calls for help and then shots fired. Trayvons body was found by police. There was no blood, bruising or other damage on the much larger ‘victim’ of a cruel and vicious life threatening ‘attack’ with candy, soda and a cellphone.


This heavily armed Trayvon was supposedly beating this Neighborhood Watch guys head on the concrete sidewalk and bashing in his nose, while talking on his cellphone, drinking soda and eating candy. WOW..

For more details on what happened, the issues involved and actual voice recordings, click on this link.     http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/what-happened-trayvon-martin-explained

It seems the The Florida law that allowed this to happen was created by ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Have you heard of ALEC yet?      
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Last Friday, President Obama reminded the country how personal Trayvon Martin’s death feels to any parent of a Black child. He said, “You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”[1]

There is no doubt that Trayvon — a 17-year-old boy armed only with Skittles and iced tea — was considered “suspicious” and subsequently killed because of the color of his skin. 


But many on the right — including presidential candidates Rick Santorum[2] and Newt Gingrich[3] — want to avoid acknowledging the clear role that race and stereotypes played in this case. Instead, they’re attacking the President for telling the truth, and they’re trying to push race out of the picture.

We have reached a critical moment. Americans of all walks of life are talking openly and honestly about racial profiling, targeting and the dehumanization of Black boys and men. We can’t stand by while politicians who claim to want to lead all Americans play dumb and deny the racial realities surrounding Trayvon’s death.

Please join me in calling on the Republican National Committee — which leads the party and coordinates the GOP’s election strategy — to withhold its support from any candidate who uses Trayvon Martin’s killing to divide Americans and distort honest conversations about race for political gain. If the RNC refuses, it will send a clear message about the GOP’s willingness to lead on the most critical issues facing all Americans. Click here to take action, and please ask your friends and family to do the same:
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Trayvon’s death had everything to do with what he looked like. But some conservatives are determined to deny the reality of racial prejudice in America and the mortal threat it poses.

It’s no great surprise that right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to President Obama’s comments last week by saying, “It is the least important thing, what the kid looks like.”[4] But Americans have reason to expect better from the GOP’s presidential candidates, men who claim to be able to represent all of us.

Rick Santorum accused the President of trying to “drive a wedge in America.”[5] Newt Gingrich lashed out with: “What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like.”[6]

The Republican National Committee, chaired by Reince Priebus, has the power to rein in cynical, dishonest comments like these. The RNC develops and promotes the Republican political platform and coordinates its fundraising and election strategy.

Please join me in calling on the RNC to withhold its support from any GOP candidate who responds to Trayvon Martin’s killing by sweeping its race-related realities under the rug. If the RNC refuses, it will send a clear message about the party’s willingness to lead on the most critical issues facing Americans. And when you sign, please ask your friends and family to do the same.
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References

1. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/obama-makes-first-comments-on-trayvon-martin-shooting/

2. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/25/plouffe-calls-out-gop-candidates-over-obama-reaction/

3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/newt-gingrich-trayvon-martin-barack-obama_n_1376659.html

4. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74479.html

5. See reference 2

6. See reference 3




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50 – 1.62 Megawatt Wind Turbines Acquired By MidAmerican Renewables

DES MOINES, Iowa, Mar 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, MidAmerican Renewables, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, announced it has completed the acquisition of the 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project (“Bishop Hill II”) from Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”). This project, which currently is in construction in Henry County, Ill., will feature 50 General Electric 1.62-megawatt wind turbines.


Bishop Hill II is located near the town of Galva, approximately 40 miles northwest of Peoria, Ill. Construction began in fourth quarter 2011, and Bishop Hill II is expected to be in commercial operation in fourth quarter 2012. Ameren Illinois will purchase the electricity from the project pursuant to the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Bishop Hill II is the second phase of Invenergy’s Bishop Hill Wind Energy Center. The first phase, Bishop Hill I, which includes 133 General Electric wind turbines, will remain an Invenergy-owned and operated project. Bishop Hill I also is under construction in Henry County, with commercial operations due to commence in mid-2012.

“We’re pleased to have completed this transaction with MidAmerican Renewables,” said Jim Murphy, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Chicago-based Invenergy. “We believe MidAmerican Renewables will be an ideal neighbor for Invenergy and the local community hosting the Bishop Hill Wind Energy Center.”

“The Bishop Hill II wind project demonstrates MidAmerican Renewables’ commitment to environmental respect and renewable energy,” said Bill Fehrman, president of MidAmerican Renewables. “The closing of the Bishop Hill II acquisition adds to our growing portfolio of renewable energy assets. We continue to focus on growing our portfolio of renewable energy projects and look forward to evaluating and acquiring wind projects similar to this.”

MidAmerican Renewables, LLC

MidAmerican Renewables, LLC oversees wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects in the unregulated renewables market. MidAmerican Renewables is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has offices in Phoenix, Ariz., and Calipatria, Calif. Information about MidAmerican Renewables is available at http://www.midamericanrenewablesllc.com .

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a global provider of energy services. Through its energy-related businesses, MidAmerican provides electric and natural gas service to more than 6.9 million customers worldwide. These businesses are Pacific Power, Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp Energy, comprising PacifiCorp; MidAmerican Energy Company; Northern Powergrid Holdings Company; Northern Natural Gas Company; Kern River Gas Transmission Company; MidAmerican Renewables, LLC; and CalEnergy Philippines. Information about MidAmerican is available at http://www.midamerican.com .

Invenergy

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to clean power alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation. North America’s largest independent wind power generation company, Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago, and it has regional development offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies currently have more than 6,600 megawatts of wind, solar and thermal projects under contract, in construction, or in operation. For more information, visit http://www.invenergyllc.com .

SOURCE: MidAmerican Renewables, LLC


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The Battle Of Chernobyl Movie

“THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL dramatically chronicles the series of harrowing efforts to stop the nuclear chain reaction and prevent a second explosion, to “liquidate” the radioactivity, and to seal off the ruined reactor under a mammoth “sarcophagus.” 

These nerve-racking events are recounted through newly available films, videos and photos taken in and around the plant, computer animation, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses, many of whom were exposed to radiation, including government and military leaders, scientists, workers, journalists, doctors, and Pripyat refugees.


The consequences of this catastrophe continue today, with thousands of disabled survivors suffering from the “Chernobyl syndrome” of radiation-related illnesses, and the urgent need to replace the hastily-constructed and now crumbling sarcophagus over the still-contaminated reactor. As this remarkable film makes clear, THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL is far from over.”

8 hours after the accident, Gorbachev knew only that there was an accident and fire. No word of an explosion. (This seems to happen at every accident.) The residents surrounding the plant were also not told. The public was told everything was ‘safe’. (This also seems to happen after every accident)


Firefighters tried to put the fire out. Within a day, a few people with Geiger counters measured 7 Reontgens per hour in a nearby town. Receiving 400 would be considered lethal, which would happen within 4 days. 

A patrol was sent near the Chernobyl plant to measure radiation. They found 250 Roengtens, and in 15 minutes, a lethal dose would be received at that level. 

One day after the accident, still no information was  released to either the government, foreign governments or civilians, (according to Gorbachev).  

After 30 hours, buses arrive to evacuate 43,000 residents of a nearby town. Authorities did not tell the town’s residents why they were being forced to leave their homes, leaving behind EVERYTHING. These were the first radiation refugees. 


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Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million Casualties

Via DemocracyNow.org – “As Japan continues to deal with its nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power facility, memorials are being held in the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia today to mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl. On April 26, 1986, an explosion at the power plant sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and a over a large portion of Europe. 

Soviet officials attempted to cover up the accident. Eventually 50,000 people living in Chernobyl’s immediate surroundings were evacuated (but only after they were exposed to high radiation levels for several days. Many hundreds of thousands, if not millions still live in radioactive contaminated zones

A vast rural region around the plant remains uninhabitable. Until the crisis in Japan, Chernobyl was the world’s only Level 7 “major accident” nuclear disaster, the most severe designation issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency. (Actually, there were several more, but they were covered up so well, no one even heard about them.)


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Democracy Now! interviews Dr. Jeff Patterson, (video above) the immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Dr. Janette Sherman, a specialist in internal medicine and toxicology and editor of the book, “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature.”


Close to 1 million Soviets were ordered to clean up the mess. They did this with no monitoring badges, no radiation meters and received no medical monitoring or care. They all received high doses of radiation, but ended up with no proof of anything. The Russian government will only pay them ‘benefits’ if they can prove they worked there for more than 4 years, which very few of them did, so even their own country has abandoned them. Even those who are getting benefits are being cut, due to financial problems. 

The book mentioned in the video above talks about 1 million victims from Chernobyl, while the apologists for the nuclear industry claim that almost no one died or got sick. 

Seeing as how 1 million liquidators were sent into clean up the mess, with no monitors, masks or other protective gear, wouldn’t you agree that they are all victims? 


Now add the 1 million or more around the Chernobyl plant that live in radiation contaminated areas, or more… This 1 million victims figure is very low, if one adds the liquidators to the future generations beyond those alive at the time of the accident. It has been calculated, that 20000 to 45000 babies died in the US as a result of this accident.  

The industry and medical professionals spent a great deal of time and energy making sure that nothing was documented as far as external and internal radiation exposure, both for the 1 million liquidators and for the general population. 

The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html 


With Hiroshima, we are seeing new cases of cancer from that ONE TIME short exposure to radiation. Now we are facing a far worse scenario with Chernobyl and Fukushima.  The Hiroshima radiation data collection effort  has cost Billions of Dollars. Now we have continuous exposure that goes on and on forever with Chernobyl and now Fukushima as well.  

Russia and US are both committed to creating more dependence on new nuclear power, according to both political leaders. Both of these political leaders are still spouting the myth; ‘green’, clean, cheap and safe. 

Political leaders in fact know NOTHING about nuclear power, and rely on ‘experts’ in the industry to tell them how ‘safe’ it is. Well, the nuclear industry handbook training manual lists 30 ways to deceive the public and politicians….

TheArt of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and FraudulentScience, via A Green Road Blog
The three P.P.P’s are the curse of nuclear power. 

Pollution is the first P. 

Mining creates massive uranium dust pollution and uses massive quantities of fossil fuel. The dust is radioactive and the waste piles are too, but they are often used in building materials, making the buildings dangerous to be in. 

UraniumMining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/uranium-mining-legacy-toxic-waste-for.html 

Creating nuclear fuel from the ore also creates massive pollution and uses massive amounts of fossil fuel, while releasing massive quantities of global warming gases from the refrigerant used during this phase. 

Transporting the nuclear fuel is also creating pollution and costs even more in terms of fossil fuel use, because all of the ships, trains, trucks and more all need to be constructed using fossil fuels as well. 

The disposal of the waste creates more pollution problems, and the waste lasts for billions of years. 


Who is going to pay for this?

Price is a second P factor that is not really calculated properly. The Ukraine spends 5-7 percent of their total budget on the messes created by Chernobyl and this is accident is now generations behind us. 

The problems caused by the radiation pollution are getting WORSE, not better. They cannot even afford the sarcophogus, which has to be replaced every 100 or so years, at a cost of 1.2 Billion for the present one. The nuclear industry certainly is NOT paying their fair share for any of the consequences of this accident, nor any other nuclear accident. They take the profits, but ‘give’ the risk and the waste products to the public, which means you and I. 

The Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns may very well cause the bankruptcy of Japan. The cost of cleanup, medical costs and loss of land, housing, manufacturing, infrastructure and more will all be a burden on the Japanese people, not the utility company that is concerned only with profits. 

The third P is the problem with proliferation. Nuclear weapons come from nuclear power plants. The problems created include hydrogen bombs, depleted uranium weapons, shells and bombs, as well as potential dirty bombs that are very easy to make.
Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html  

12 reasons why all nuclear power plants must be shut down http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Part II
Imagine what happens if a nuclear plant melts down near YOU… What are the evacuation plans for your city? What is the plan for distributing iodine tablets in case of an accident? Most plants have no plan for iodine distribution, and the inadequate evacuation plans only go out a few miles, instead of the 50 to 100 miles that are needed. 

Fukushima, TMI and Chernobyl are only a few of the covered up accidents that have happened. 

TotalFukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks via AGreen Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html
AgingReactors, Lies, Deceptions, Profits And Earthquakes http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/aging-reactors-lies-deceptions-profits.html 
TheArt of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and FraudulentScience, via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 
More Nuclear Plant Accidents Covered Up
Los AngelesNuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Whatreally happened at Fukushima?
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown?
Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup?
On 3/11; 14 NuclearReactors In JapanWere Affected; Coverup?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
Windscale:Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Ozyorsk- Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via AGreen Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
La Hague; France‘sNuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 

The general population needs to rise up and demand an end to nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and all of the associated industries, such as the making of DU weapons and munitions, from nuclear waste material.


The cesium radiation levels around Chernobyl are NOT going down as predicted. The unknowns are much greater than the knowns. This is an experiment with huge populations of people. 


Governments all around the world are arbitrarily raising radiation levels to amounts that are formerly only for nuclear workers exposed to high radiation levels. This is a cruel experiment that will affect many future generations.


So what have we learned from Chernobyl, and also Fukushima?

Lowdose radiation dangers, lessons from Chernobyl
Radiationdangers in food and water
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Prison Mistakes, Prison Reform

High profile mistakes are going on in Texas and other state prisons; from a man in a wheel chair escaping to a man making death threats from a cell phone on death row. 


Did you ever wonder how prisoners got drugs and cellphones in prison? Wonder no more, this report tells you very clearly how it works. You will be shocked…


Channel 11 news reporter Shern-Min Chow spoke with a man who spent years as a Warden. That former warden is now lobbying for prison reform. You may be surprised to hear what he has to say.

The questions we may want to ask ourselves are; 

What are we accomplishing by locking up drug dealers, who then get drugs delivered to jail by their guards? 

What happens to criminals inside jail? Do they get ‘better’ somehow, or are we getting worse trained criminals after they get released? 

What is justice? Who is profiting from the current set up of some drugs being illegal? Big Pharma, perhaps?

Why are 80% of the people in jail in the USA there due to anti drug laws, or related offenses? 

Why are we locking up and executing more people per capita than any other country in the civilized world? 

What are we getting with all of this focus on violence and endless wars?

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US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia

“The United States was the only Western Democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as an increasing number of U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International announced Monday.”

About the only nations still performing executions are the USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and North Korea… Does that put us in good company, or what? No other Western civilized democracy is still executing people. 


The USA is the ONLY country among the G8, to still be executing people. 





This illustrates how violent and behind the times the United States is. We used to be a leader in freedom and democracy. Now we seem to be ending up as a an example of the worst of the worst, and how NOT to do things. Most of the economy of the United States is based on violence in one way or the other.  

Read more about this at: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2110239,00.html#ixzz1qLgMZI5lU

Watch this short 2 minute video about the global trend regarding death penalties and executions. It may surprise you how the USA fits into this….

A longer 25 minute video is available below, for those who want to see and experience what it is like for juveniles in Texas on death row.. Two 17 year old juveniles on Death Row are interviewed.  Texas is executing a person like this about once a week. 



January 2005
In the last five years, more juvenile offenders were killed in Texas than in the rest of the world combined. America continues to defend its right to execute children.

“They think we’re beasts. And we deserve nothing else other than our execution,” despairs Oswaldo.


He’s been on death row since he was 17, after accidentally killing a man during an armed robbery. “In 12 years, I haven’t had a hug or a kiss.” 

In Louisiana, Lawrence Jacob Jr is also fighting for his life. Like Oswaldo, he was only 17 when he was sentenced to death. “I’m not asking you to release me. I’m only asking you for the chance to rehabilitate,” he reasons. 

Cerebral research proves that the brains of 17 year olds have not developed as much as adults. “Youths at that age are much too impulsive and don’t have the control,” explains one expert. But in America, that’s no bar to their execution.


There is another way that the death penalty does not work. There are many innocent people who are being executed. Here is the report from one of those who was lucky enough to be cleared, before he was executed. 



“A Valley man who helped get the death penalty banned in Illinois is trying to do the same in Indiana.

Randy Steidl was locked up on death row for murders he didn’t commit.

He spoke Wednesday at Indiana State University about how easily his wrongful conviction happened.

“Ever been accused of something you didn’t do, that maybe your brother or sister did, and mom and dad blamed you for it?”

Randy Steidl told ISU criminology students how he was wrongly convicted of the 1986 murders of Dyke & Karen Rhoads in Paris, Illinois.

“Remember that pain and hurt that you felt when you were pleading your case and nobody would listen?”

No one listened to Steidl either until a judge freed him after 17 years in prison.

“There’s over 4,000 people on America’s death rows. How many of them are actually innocent and sitting there without a voice?”

The Coles County resident now travels the country speaking out against the death penalty.

“I feel like God spared me for a reason and that was to speak for these people that are actually innocent and expose the system for what it is,” says Steidl who helped get Illinois to ban the death penalty last month.

“I played a small role along with other great people of taking it away from them. It’s like they had a privilege that they abused,” says Steidl, “You can’t play God with people’s lives because there’s a lot of times that prosecutors aren’t that interested in justice, it’s about winning.”

Now that Illinois has banned capital punishment, Steidl is trying to also abolish it in the remaining 34 states, including Indiana.

“I hope Indiana lawmakers realize that this is a fallible system because fallible people implementing it. It’s the human factor,” Steidl says.

He’s also trying to convince future law enforcement and lawyers to oppose the death penalty.

“I’ve had several after five minutes of speaking with them that have changed their minds on capital punishment. They realized this is an irreversible punishment,” Steidl says, “Not just in what happens in Illinois but other states like Indiana, because we basically have the same system and it’s an irreparable system. 


It’s developed and it’s implemented by human beings. Human beings make mistakes and it’s the human factor that ended up putting 138 innocent men and women on death row in this country.”

As we reported in March, Steidl is still wrongly convicted of those unsolved 1986 murders. Find out why the government never cleared his record by watching our investigation.”END

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Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II

The Fukushima Lie; A Documentary by Johannes Hano, camera Heiko Käberich, Toby Marshall

“ZDFzoom asks how it could come to this catastrophe, and how the Japanese nuclear bosses and government dealt with the crisis. Our research shows even before the catastrophe a network of energy criminals existed who kept serious mistakes and flaws secret to save costs. For decades many Japanese workers and top government officials are forced into silence for bringing up safety concerns. Insiders such as Kei Sugaoka, former safety engineer, speaks about the criminal practices of the company TEPCO.”

http://zoom.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/9/0,1872,8235273_idDispatch:11369630,00.html

Subtitles by Jerry Sa, translation by Steven Muschalik

Part I
Part II

What is a Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor’s Message for the Japanese people after Fukushima? “Run Away as Quickly as Possible” http://aol.it/H6wOAK 


Why is she saying this? It is based on her many years of experience, and KNOWING that the government and utility, as well as regulators all lie and coverup what happens after an accident. Want proof? How deep are you willing to look into the horrors that are happening all around the world to untold numbers of people?

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Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In?

In the following video, nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson recently took several samples from random locations in Tokyo, (2012) and sent them to a lab in the USA. The results showed that EVERY SINGLE SOIL SAMPLE, was full of radioactivity to the point where it would be considered toxic nuclear waste, to be disposed of ONLY in a special hazardous waste dump. And that is exactly where the lab sent these samples. 



In the following video, the reporter found serious under reporting of radiation levels far away from Fukushima. Dr. Chris Busby found radioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in places like Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weapons testing fallout.. 


This is serious nuclear radiation contamination, but is being ignored by Japanese authorities, who are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else. There is a very serious radioactive contamination in Tokyo. 


There was a place in Tokyo that had higher levels of radiation than in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, according to Chris Busby, who was interviewed on RT.

 


Nesterenko was a Chernobyl liquidator, nuclear physicist and co author of Chernobyl; Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. This book can be found at; http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf

In this book, he explains how there have been over 1 million casualties due to the after effects of Chernobyl, and documents it with many scientific studies. The book also includes information about how to do ground radiation measurements. 


The EU Times exposed the story of how the Japanese government approached the Chinese and told them they had to evacuate 40 million people, including Tokyo. This still might happen, but it shows how desperate the situation in Tokyo and the rest of Japan actually is. 
http://www.eutimes.net/2012/04/russia-stunned-after-japanese-plan-to-evacuate-40-million-revealed/


The reality versus the appearance of the situation is very different. In the mass media news reports there are NO problems, and everyone is safe. So let us get into the reality of how things around radiation are covered up and spun by nuclear apologists in industry, government as well as regulatory agencies.


It is easy to measure radiation at 1 meter to 20 meters above the ground which reduces the radiation actually found on the ground by a factor of 10 or much more than that. The nuclear apologists say only a few people died and only a few people got sick from radiation. The blog post; ‘Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators’ has more information about what happened to these million brave souls.

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html 

Official measurements by authorities seem to be chronically too low compared to actual measurements taken by neutral third party testers, often by a factor of ten. This happens in any country, including Russia, the US, Japan and other countries. So how does this minimizing of radiation readings happen? It happens in many ways, as it turns out.

Governments and nuclear ‘experts’ often do an ‘air reading’ instead of placing a Geiger Counter on the ground and measuring it with ground contact, in order to minimize radiation readings. This ‘technique’ may make a dangerously radioactive location or city look ‘safe’.

The problem with this technique is that children and pregnant women do not live in the air. Children play in the dirt. They get dirt and radiation on their shoes and track it back into the house. They drop their toys in the dirt.

Children eat dirt either accidentally or on purpose. Children get sand in their eyes and noses and ears. Children jump in mud puddles and roll in the grass. In order to protect children, it is required to do actual ground radiation readings by holding the Geiger Counter to the ground with actual contact. Air measurements do not protect children, or anyone else for that matter.

Next, if a tester digs in the ground, it is also possible get much higher radiation readings than just laying a Geiger Counter on the surface of the soil. Again, kids dig in the dirt, they play in sandboxes and stir up soil by playing rough sports or building forts and things. Rain carries radiation down into the soil, and does not leave radioactive dust just laying on the surface.

To get a true ground measurement of radiation, a Geiger Counter reading should not only include a ground surface contact reading, but also a reading from soil after the tester digs down 10 – 30 cm. Geiger counters only measure certain radioactive substances, but not all.  A safe reading from a Geiger counter does not mean an area is ‘safe’, as it may contain radiation that cannot be detected with a Geiger counter, such as plutonium for example. Here is a blog post about the dangers of plutonium; 


HowDangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html


However, if BOTH of the above things are done, then we are more being real and scientific, instead of trying to hide radiation, minimize radiation and cover up everything. The definition of fake science is trying to come up with a predetermined answer and hide reality, in order to protect people or a whole industry from legal and financial repercussions. 


 Real science does measurements and accepts whatever it finds, and then deals with it realistically, in the best way possible. Yes, there may be financial and legal repercussions, but that is how the ‘free market’ is supposed to work, wouldn’t you agree?

INTERNAL RADIATION 


Finally, what are the levels of radioactive iodine, plutonium, uranium, cesium and strontium in the soil or on plants? These are highly toxic elements that have their own toxic heavy metal effect when inhaled, ingested or brought in via food or water. These elements are different from cosmic rays that one gets when flying that pass through the body and are not absorbed or retained. These radioactive elements are also different from the ‘normal’ background radiation that we are all exposed to on a daily basis.

Radioactive Plutonium, uranium, iodine, cesium and strontium are NOT normal background radiation. These radioactive elements are seen by the body as normal nutrients. The body tries to use them as it would any minerals and incorporates them into glands, organs, bones and muscles. This is not what happens with normal background radiation, or with medical X-rays, for example. So comparing nuclear accident radiation exposure to bananas, normal background radiation and X rays is also part of Faux Science. These things cannot be compared as being alike at all.

Low levels of radioactive elements do not mean ‘safe’ levels. One has to add not only exterior radiation doses, but also interior radiation ingested with food, and coming in with dust, dirt, drinks, water, air, etc. 


Interior radiation is much more harmful at much lower levels than exterior radiation is. Remember that each particle of radiation can affect any cell around itself, over and over again, as long as it is in the body. If a particle of radioactive strontium is ingested, it migrates to the bone, where bone cancer or leukemia can be initiated by it. 

If a radioactive particle of iodine is ingested, it is absorbed by the thyroid gland of a growing child and may initiate thyroid cancer. If a particle of radioactive cesium is absorbed, it goes to the muscles, including the heart muscle, and at high enough doses (around 50 Bq/Kg) lesions form in organs and glands of the body (according to Chernobyl scientific and medical researchers) and the heart may actually stop functioning or be affected in a negative way. Here is a link to more information;


Hot Particles

In the following video, CNN News interviews Arnie Gunderson, where he discusses ‘hot particles’ or fuel fleas and the revolving door in the nuclear industry. He explains that the radiation that comes out of a reactor first is detectable with Geiger Counters, but what comes out later is harder to measure and does not show up on Geiger Counters. 


These hard or impossible to detect hot particles are made up of very tiny particles of plutonium, uranium or other toxic radioactive elements, which do not show up on radiation detectors. The average person breathes in about 10 cubic meters, and on an average day, a person in the US breathes in about 5-10 of these hot particles in the air, per day. In Japan, that number goes up to 50-100 hot particles per day.

He also talks about how these multiple melted down Fukushima plants are ‘cranking out steam and radioactive liquid”, plus these hot particles, in a never ending amount. TEPCO says it may take 50 to 100 years to clean up this mess and thereby stop these radioactive plumes of hot particles. 



In this video, Arnie Gunderson discusses hot particles in more detail and provides a picture of one, plus how it affects the lung tissue around it.

MEDICAL EXPERTS BLAME VICTIMS

Another problem is that the nuclear industry seems to have coopted much or most of the medical industry, which also sees no problem with radiation exposure, whether external or internal. In the following article, a radiation specialist medical doctor claims that a woman suffering from what very likely could be radiation exposure symptoms is suffering from nothing more than ‘stress’. http://enenews.com/japan-radiation-professor-women-control-leads-teeth-nails-hair-falling

“It’s also a female characteristic that, because of that sensitivity, they cannot control themselves. Taking that also into consideration, I think it is appropriate to identify stress as the cause [of her problems].”

Would it surprise anyone that this same technique and justification for all diseases and cancers is found in Russia around Chernobyl exclusion zones as well? The same thing happened at TMI as well.  For more on the art of deception that the nuclear industry uses, go to;


TheArt of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and FraudulentScience, via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 

Women, children and other adults there were and still are also blamed for ‘infections’, excess ‘stress’ and mental problems, as the cause of all health problems, even if they are clearly related to our caused by radiation exposure.

Medical ‘experts’ seem to have no problem blaming ‘weak’ women for the appalling 80% rate of all babies born with birth defects, health issues or cancers around Chernobyl. Only 20% of babies born are healthy in one specific area explored that is more or less the equivalent of Fukushima Province, only 30-40 years later. 


Watch some of the documentary movies about Chernobyl and you will understand what I am talking about here. Now the same things seem to be happening around Fukushima in Japan, as well as any other nuclear accident radiation release site globally. 

30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; 


UNDER REPORTING OF FUKUSHIMA RADIATION
 

The Japanese authorities and experts are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else They are comparing it to background radiation, but that is not a good way to do it. The radiation releases from the plant are ongoing and are NOT being measured, much less reported on.

The Japanese government has only evacuated people out to 30km. The US has advised people to evacuate out to 50km. The problem is that Japan is a tiny nation, and cannot afford to move that many people, close that many factories and lose that much revenue. The utility would also be legally liable to all of those residents and companies for losses, and that was also not financially feasible. 

It was estimated that areas within 250 kilometers from the plant, including Tokyo and Yokohama would have to be evacuated if spent fuel pool #4 fell over and fuel rods were exposed to open air. “In an interview with the Mainichi in September, Kan said, “All residents would have to be evacuated in areas 100, 200 or even 300 kilometers from the plant if the leak of radioactive substances can’t be stopped.” This is still a possibility, as spent fuel pool #4 is in a very fragile state and could still collapse.

http://aristoman.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/aec-chairman-warned-people-within-170-km-of-fukushima-plant-might-need-to-relocate/

In another article, “We may be too late to evacuate”, the author goes into exposure levels that the government says are ‘safe’, but when investigated and compared to Chernobyl, these so called ‘safe’ levels are actually causing numerous genetic and health problems in areas around Chernobyl, and they did not have to deal with plutonium contamination.
http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/10/news-we-may-be-too-late-to-evacuate/

For more information on plutonium and uranium contamination, read…

HowDangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html


Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 


AUTHORITIES USE CONFUSING NUMBERS AND MISLEADING STATISTICS

Another thing that governments and nuclear experts seem to do quite regularly and seemingly on purpose, is to use confusing numbers. In some cases, their use of statistics that sound low. A low number of any kind seems to downplay the danger.

Water containing radiation is measuring in cc’s instead of liters, in order to greatly lower the amount of radiation in the water, at least at first glance. Who is actually going to go to the work of translating the cc’s into liters anyway? How would one do this? The average person would not know how, much less go to the trouble of actually doing it. The authorities count on this. When combined with assurances of ‘everything is safe’, most of the population goes along with these platitudes, and stops asking questions.

The authorities do the same thing with ground and air measurements as far as minimizing anything that is found. Instead of measuring and informing local populations (including inside cities and towns) of hot spots on the ground with very high levels of radiation, the authorities ‘average’ the TOTAL radiation readings over a square kilometer. This makes the ‘hot spot’ disappear into a larger area that may have close to normal background radiation levels. No one is warned of extremely high radiation readings within this area. The authorities might report that a ‘low’ reading of only 15 Curie per km² was found. This sounds safe, right? 


The only problem is that this translates into a very dangerously high radiation level of 555,000 Becquerel of radiation per square meter.

Another way that the authorities make things look a lot better than they are is to take the radiation readings up high in the air, instead of touching the ground when taking radiation readings. A radiation reading in the air at 1 meter height might only be 10 bq per sq. meter, and a radiation reading taken from a helicopter at 20 meters in the air may only show .07 bq per square meter, while a direct ground to meter reading might show a reading of 500,000 bq per square meter, which is a very dangerous radiation reading. 


These readings are all measuring the same square meter of ground. If an authority only discovers .07 bq of radiation per square meter (from 20 meters up in the air) and then reports this area as safe, again, most people will stop asking questions. Meanwhile, the whole town is being exposed to dangerous radiation levels.

The authorities often or usually combine these two ‘techniques’, in order to artificially lower the radiation readings by many orders of magnitude. However, it does NOT reduce the dangers and exposure levels to the average person living there who is exposed to the very real dangers of 555,000 Becquerel per sq meter.

Just to give one example, at Chernobyl, 15 Curie per km² is equal to (555,000 Becquerel per sq m) (15 Curie per sq km also equals 555 KB per m² according to Lazyuk at: http://www.life-upgrade.com/DATA/Lazyuk-ChernobylBelarus.pdf .

This exposure was found to be harmful to health, according to scientific study of areas with people living in this kind of radiation level. Read the report for yourself at the link above.

In Japan, the ‘safe’ levels of radiation were also ‘raised’ by the authorities overnight to make almost all food and water safe, so that nothing would have to change, as far as government or nuclear agency oversight. Never mind that ‘safe’ levels of radiation were increased by orders of magnitude, with no explanation or scientific or medical debate.


“In this video I explain the unit called a “becquerel” which is used to measuring radioactive contamination in water, food, and other things. I also discuss the Japanese government’s “safety” limits. Having lived in Japan for several years and speaking to non-native English speakers so much, I really noticed in this video how slowly I’ve come to speak. I apologize and will try to return to “native” speed for future videos.

Japanese Science Ministry (MEXT) radioactive contamination in tap water information: (English) http://www.mext.go.jp/english/incident/1304083.htm

I have not had time to thoroughly investigate it, so I didn’t report on it, however, going through the .pdf archives of radioactive iodine and cesium in tapster I was unable to find any reference of 210 becquerels/liter which was a high that the Tokyo tapster hit as reported by many local and foreign news sources when it happened. Here is one of many mainstream western media references to it; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42225380/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/radiation-fears-spread-tokyo-drinking-water/

Japanese Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry March 17, 2011 document detailing new safety limits of radioactive contamination in food and water:
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r9852000001558e-img/2r9852000001559v.pdf

WHO, Germany, and U.S. radioactive iodine and cesium permitted levels information source: http://simplyinfo.org/group/?p=1897

It’s difficult to find references to the pre 3/17 safety limits. Here is a document from March, 2002 from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare web site. It is a testing manual and not a publication about limits, but page 10 number 4 shows the limits of 20 bq/kg (water, milk) and 50 bq/kg solid foods:” http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r9852000001558e-img/2r98520000015cfn.pdf

I would venture to guesstimate that we are going to see an exact repeat of Chernoby in Japan.. Doctors blaming women’s stress and worry for all radiation caused problems, nuclear experts saying there is no harm with radiation, especially INTERNAL radiation. Meanwhile, everyone will be avoiding bananas, because we all know they are FULL of radiation. This would be funny if it were not so tragic. Gratefully, not all medical doctors are suffering from what I would term Foolish Elitist Misogeny or FEM.

Government Meters Not Reading Radiation Correctly?

The following is a story about how 10 government officials went to a quarry and measured radiation there. They found 4 microsieverts per hour radiation, in Namie town, town located in Futaba District, Fukushima, Japan. A reporter was also there, at the same time, in the same place. His meter read above 20 microsieverts, which was the maximum his meter could detect, in the same place, measuring the same rocks. http://enenews.com/kyodo-reporter-measures-radiation-5-times-higher-than-govt-officials-same-time-same-location-device-maxed-out-at-20-microsvh

It is easy to falsify a radiation meter and make it read low, because all meters used by government and the nuclear industry have ‘calibration’ screws on them. According to one former nuclear worker, this technique of artificially making a radiation meter read low or safe is often used. 


This insider reports that; “Ah, yes. The old “calibration” loophole. Ran into that at TMI2, when the TLD readers – NRC had one, Met-Ed had the other – engaged in “calibration wars” day to day to cover up the most amount of exposure. Used to randomly load them, some from each stack in each machine so I could get an average read from the difference between them, then add the difference since yesterday’s calibration. They were hiding 10 mr a day for awhile, then it went to 20, then 30, then 50. Before you knew it nobody got any radiation exposure at all from being on-site at TMI. I kept my own dosage, hubby’s and our friends’ on a separate calc sheet, since what got entered into the recordkeeping ‘system’ was severely depleted, and anything under 10 mr per day didn’t get recorded at all. Not surprisingly, none of us got any radiation at all according to Met-Ed. According to my cheat-sheet, we each got over 100 mr (and one over 250). Nifty how that works, isn’t it? Makes me wonder how much dose Japan’s meters are calibrated to ignore. It’s not hard to do, just turn a screw…” http://enenews.com/reports-tokyo-vice-governor-suggests-fukushima-draft-we-all-japanese-must-face-it-sale-of-foreign-geiger-counters-banned

In an village near the Fukushima plant, a farmer chose to one of only a few people out of the original 5,000 who stayed after the meltdown. “Ito says the soil has been removed near the town hall’s monitoring post, used for official figures on radiation levels in the town. Before it was removed, the monitor showed levels that were a third or half of what Ito was measuring. Now they are more than 10 times lower.” Does this plus other stories like it indicate a systemic coverup by authorities and utility company, of much high radiation exposure? http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201203240003

In another direction, who is monitoring the INTERNAL radiation exposure of people in Tokyo, much less residents of other areas where the radiation is even higher? In the case where someone tested positive for over 7,000 Bq of radioactive cesium and they never went to Fukushima, how did that happen? How many other people may also have this type of internal body level of radiation? Unless there is massive testing of the population, no one will ever know. Regular Geiger Counters are not effective for internal radiation.  http://enenews.com/tokyo-man-tests-positive-for-over-7000-becquerels-of-radioactive-cesium-during-whole-body-counter-check-never-went-to-fukushima

The province of Chiba has been surveyed for radiation and has been found to have levels of radiation that exceed those around Chernobyl contamination zones. “The two prefectures, neighboring the municipal areas of Tokyo, are located about 200 kilometers from the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The measurements for Chiba and Saitama prefectures were taken from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12 using helicopters.” Portions of Chiba are considered to be a suburb of Tokyo’s metropolitan area and includes Tokyo Disneyland. We had an unconfirmed report of high radiation readings on outdoor seating at Tokyo Disneyland in July. See the map of high radiation levels in the vicinity of Tokyo at this website; http://houseoffoust.com/group/?p=3419

There are many parallels between Chernobyl and Fukushima. This documentary explores and explains quite a few of them. It is well worth watching.
http://radioactivechat.blogspot.com/2011/08/battle-of-chernobyl-best-documentary-of.html

Coverup In Progress? 


Some people believe a huge coverup may be happening in plain sight, around the Fukushima disaster. Of course, this coverup is systemic and chronic. Every nuclear accident has a dynamic that follows the same line of delay, minimization, confusion and denial. 

For those who want to find out more, here are a few links that go into more detail. 


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For those who are interested, here are some links to more specific information and stories about radiation and Tokyo from April 2011, to present day, arranged by date, starting in April 2011;

Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactive iodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles from Fukushima April 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/almost-half-of-japanese-women-tested-had-radioactive-iodine-131-in-breast-milk-highest-contamination-was-found-150-miles-from-fukushima

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo — Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg http://enenews.com/radioactive-iodine-found-in-breast-milk-near-tokyo-mother-of-8-month-old-has-980-pcikg

Highly radioactive substances detected in Tokyo — Higher than what was found near Fukushima plant May 15, 2011 http://enenews.com/highly-radioactive-substances-detected-in-tokyo-higher-than-what-was-found-near-fukushima-plant

Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyo than announced by government May 20, 2011  http://enenews.com/experts-detect-5-times-more-radiation-levels-in-tokyo-than-announced-by-government

Japan bans radioactive green tea from area 40 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 2, 2011 http://enenews.com/japan-bans-radioactive-green-tea-from-area-40-miles-southwest-of-tokyo

Radioactive tea above legal limit found 100 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 9, 2011 http://enenews.com/radioactive-tea-above-legal-limit-found-100-miles-southwest-tokyo

Tokyo: 230,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium on athletic field in Koto — 6 times as high as limit set for radiation control zones June 9, 2011 http://enenews.com/tokyo-230000-becquerels-square-meter-cesium-athletic-field-koto-6-times-high-limit-set-radiation-control-zones

“Experts don’t know” how radioactive cesium from Fukushima ended up so far southwest of Tokyo, says radiation monitoring specialist June 14, 2011 http://enenews.com/experts-dont-radioactive-cesium-fukushima-ended-southwest-tokyo-radiation-monitoring-specialist

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period August 19, 2011 http://enenews.com/govt-south-tokyo-12400-becquerelskg-radioactive-cesium-found-next-childrens-swimming-pool-radiation-levels-doubled-recent-5-day-period

Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children July 1, 2011 http://enenews.com/tokyo-tea-2700-becquerelskg-radioactive-cesium-leaves-picked-elementary-school-children

Report: 50,000+ Bq/kg of radioactive cesium found in soil near Tokyo — “Terrifying” that sample was from side of street where children walk everyday July 13, 2011 http://enenews.com/report-50000-bqkg-radioactive-cesium-found-soil-tokyo-terrifying-sample-side-street-children-walk-everyday

Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef July 22, 2011 http://enenews.com/eating-2-pounds-radioactive-beef-equal-radiation-dose-around-80-microsieverts

Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns October 1, 2011 http://enenews.com/radiation-10-times-higher-japan-govt-claims-sept-30-kyoto-500-km-meltdowns

Tokyo gov’t finds at least 5 times higher cesium levels than Japan gov’t — Over 50,000 Bq/m² near city center (PHOTOS) October 8, 2011 http://enenews.com/tokyo-govt-finds-5-times-higher-cesium-levels-japan-govt-50000-bqm-city-center-photos

Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings a new batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER after decontamination October 11, 2011 http://enenews.com/mainichi-worries-are-growing-every-rainfall-brings-a-new-batch-of-radioactive-substances-radiation-levels-higher-after-decontamination

WSJ: Tokyo-area officials say park has radiation levels 5 times higher than previously detected in city October 14, 2011 http://enenews.com/wsj-tokyo-area-officials-say-park-has-radiation-levels-5-times-higher-than-had-been-previously-detected-in-city

Neutron ray measured in Tokyo — Uranium-235 found in Chiba — Can’t be detected by most geiger counters (PHOTO & VIDEO) October 19, 2011 http://enenews.com/breaking-neutron-ray-measured-in-tokyo-uranium-235-found-in-chiba-cant-be-detected-by-most-geiger-counters-photo-video

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/group-finds-7-microsieverts-per-hour-just-outside-tokyo-in-matsudo

Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium from soil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22, 2011 http://enenews.com/local-govt-276000-bqkg-in-soil-sample-near-tokyo-in-kashiwa-almost-18-million-bqm%C2%B2

Gov’t confirms 57.7 microsievert/hr near Tokyo is linked to Fukushima meltdowns — “Highly likely” it came from rain tainted with radioactive fallout October 23, 2011 http://enenews.com/breaking-govt-confirms-57-7-microsieverthr-near-tokyo-is-linked-to-fukushima-meltdowns-highly-likely-it-came-from-rain-tainted-with-radioactive-fallout

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/group-finds-7-microsieverts-per-hour-just-outside-tokyo-in-matsudo

Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium from soil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22, 2011 http://enenews.com/local-govt-276000-bqkg-in-soil-sample-near-tokyo-in-kashiwa-almost-18-million-bqm%C2%B2

‘Daiichi’ Elementary: 4 million Bq/m² of cesium in soil sample from school in Chiba, 20 km from Tokyo — 10.1 µSv/hr at another elementary school nearby October 26th, 2011 http://enenews.com/daiichi-elementary-4-million-bqm%C2%B2-of-cesium-in-soil-sample-from-school-in-chiba-10-1-%C2%B5svhr-at-another-elementary-school-nearby

Local TV: 120 microsieverts per hour at major Japanese train station — “The color of the trees were changed” (VIDEO) October 27, 2011 http://enenews.com/local-tv-120-microsiverts-per-hour-at-major-japanese-train-station-the-color-of-the-trees-were-changed-video

Radiation from gamma rays alone at almost 4 µSv/h in front of elementary school in Kashiwa, near Tokyo (VIDEOS) October 30, 2011 http://enenews.com/gamma-rays-alone-almost-4-usvh-front-elementary-school-kashiwa-tokyo-videos

Radiation of 2.2 uSv/hr detected by school in Katsushika, Tokyo (VIDEO) November 3, 2011 http://enenews.com/radiation-of-2-27-usvhr-detected-by-school-in-katsushika-tokyo-video

21.4 µSv/h measured at Koriyama school as students walk by — 60 km from meltdowns (VIDEO) November 5, 2011 http://enenews.com/please-share-save-children-21-44-%C2%B5svh-measured-at-koriyama-school-as-students-walk-by-60-km-from-meltdowns-video

33.53 microsieverts/hr in Koriyama city (VIDEO) November 19, 2011 http://enenews.com/33-53-microsievertshr-in-koriyama-city-video

Strontium detected at several locations in Central Tokyo — Highest radiation of survey found outside Gov’t building November 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/strontium-found-at-several-locations-in-central-tokyo-highest-radiation-of-survey-found-outside-govt-building 


Gov’t Survey: Shinjuku, Tokyo has third highest cesium levels of all testing locations throughout Japan — “Large amounts of radioactive dust fell in Tokyo” November 27, 2011 http://enenews.com/govt-survey-shinjuku-tokyo-has-third-highest-cesium-levels-of-all-testing-locations-throughout-japan-large-amounts-of-radioactive-dust-fell-in-tokyo

Jiji: High radiation levels near Tokyo linked to Fukushima — Rain caused 29,250,000 Bq/m² in soil says gov’t — Almost DOUBLE last gov’t test November 28, 2011 http://enenews.com/jiji-high-radiation-levels-tokyo-linked-fukushima-rain-caused-29250000-bqm-soil-govt-almost-double-last-govt-test 

NRC on Fukushima: Fuel rods violently consumed by self-sustaining reaction — Molten core then “on the move” — Radiological impact is huge (VIDEO) December 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/nrc-on-fukushima-fuel-rods-violently-consumed-by-self-sustaining-reaction-molten-core-on-the-move-radiological-impact-is-huge-video 


Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011 seabed soil near the river mouth of the Yamato 
http://enenews.com/report-high-levels-of-cesium-detected-in-osaka-bay-soil-600-km-from-meltdowns  

Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years


Uranium mining can be seen as digging up Pandora’s Box and then opening it permanently, so that the horrors inside can affect anyone who is nearby with all kinds of suffering.  

Only 1% of the uranium ore consists of uranium, which means the dug up rocks must be crushed into a fine powder to get at this minute amount of uranium bound up safely in the rocks, deep underground. (All Indian cultures have traditions and beliefs that say these ‘evil’ rock formations should not be touched, handled or mined.)

Once the uranium is dug up and taken out of the ore, the toxic leftovers are piled up in huge piles or left in huge open pit mines, which contain many other radioactive elements, all of which are harmful to humans. 
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The tailing piles are actually MORE radioactive than the uranium that is taken out of the rocks. The uranium that is refined using large amounts of electricity and polluting chemicals is then used for nuclear power or to make nuclear bombs. 

 
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The leftovers are made into depleted uranium munitions, bombs and shells, which pollute the planet for 10 BILLION years… For more information on this toxic garbage that is leftover from this supposedly ‘clean and green’ industry, click on the following link.

Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 

The uranium mining tailing piles contain Polonium, which is about 2 billion times more toxic than cyanide. But the toxic and/or cancer causing effects of low dose radiation take years (10-20) to show up. Short term studies offered up by the industry show ‘no harm’, much like studies of cigarette smoking show no effect short term. But these cancers show up in long term studies. 

“Radioactive substances released into the air from the mining of uranium will include: U-238, Th-232 & Rn-222. 


The Radioactive substances released into the air from the grinding and milling of Uranium includes: U-234, U-235, U-238, Ra-226, Th-230, Th-234, Pb-210, Po-210, Bi-210 & Rn-222.” http://www.countercurrents.org/hamer160511.htm


Many times, uranium mines were opened in American Indian tribal areas where dangers were not known, safety measures were not taken, and unemployment was very high (50%). 

The combination of these factors allowed private companies to come in and make huge profits, while paying only low wages with no benefits to Indian miners. Indians were left with the negative health effects and abandoned mines as well as toxic, radioactive tailing piles, plus numerous spills and accidents.

The US government established a compensation act in 1990 to award uranium miners $100,000 each, because the evidence proved that they were harmed, from just low level radiation exposure of uranium ore. 

The same relationship is true of low dose exposure to uranium, plutonium and radon, or cesium from nuclear power plants. It seems somewhat idiotic for nuclear apologists to keep claiming that low level radiation does no harm, when the EPA has tightly regulated radon emissions in homes, and the US government has a uranium miner compensation fund. 

Cigarettes contain small amounts of radioactive Polonium, which is about 2 billion times more toxic than cyanide; so is it any wonder that tobacco caused lung cancer rates are so high? 

The tobacco industry also tried to deny all harm caused by tobacco. Do you remember all of the top tobacco company executives testifying before Congress under oath? They all swore on the Bible that tobacco did NOT and could not cause cancer, ever. 

Bottom line, we keep getting the same old story, but in a different industry. For more information about low dose radiation studies and effects, click on the following links;

Lowdose radiation dangers, lessons from Chernobyl
Radiationdangers in food and water


The dust from these uranium tailing piles also contains uranium and other toxic, radioactive substances, such as radium and radon gas, (both are known cancer causing agents) which for human purposes, lasts forever. 


The radiation amount and toxicity from these substances actually increases over time, as the breakdown and decay products are generated from the original materials.

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The toxic and radioactive rubble and dust/gravel piles are often used in building materials, such as cement, bricks, etc. This makes the buildings radioactive and toxic to live in, if for no other reason than from the radon gas releases. This toxic exposure and spreading of radioactive substances from uranium mining tailing piles is happening all around the world. 

Watch the video below for more details on this subject….


The health effects of uranium mining causes illnesses in the workers that are impossible to manage or control. Lung cancer is common, as are other types of cancers. 

In the video below, Dr. Helen Caldicott MD explains how cancer develops from a low level exposure to radioactive substances, such as living near nuclear power plants, uranium mining, uranium tailing piles, depleted uranium weapons lefover dust, radon gas, etc.

The nuclear industry says it is entirely clean and green, which is completely false and bogus information, according to medical experts such as Dr. Caldicott. 

In the following short video, Dr. Caldicott also talks about the HUGE amounts of global warming fossil fuel used during uranium mining, uranium enrichment, power plants and waste disposal. 

The heat and radioactive substances released from nuclear power plants once they are operating also causes global warming, because huge amounts of water are heated up to keep the plant cool, but all of this is covered up and hidden by the apologists hired by the nuclear industry, as well as the regulators and governments who are lobbied by this monopoly. 

Watch this video for more details;

Then we can briefly talk about the accidents that these nuclear plants have.. In short, just about every accident is covered up, denied, spun, or minimized by the industry and utility involved. To find out more about this aspect of the uranium industry, click on the following links;

Los AngelesNuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Whatreally happened at Fukushima?
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown?
Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup?


The following 3 short videos illustrates how there is a battle between a local community that typically does NOT want uranium mining to happen anywhere around it, and the national government which approves projects no matter what the local community wants. Typically, these state or national ‘approval’ bodies are corrupted and taken over by huge corporations globally. 

These state or national agencies/regulatory bodies then force local communities into things that they do not want, such as uranium mines, nuclear waste material storage or recycling facilities, nuclear plants, etc. 

In a few cases, the local community wins this battle, but more often than not, the community loses, because it does not have the numbers, influence, money or political power to keep huge corporations and all of their money plus the influence it brings in out.

The money that these huge corporations have is often used as a wedge. The corporations use money given as ‘perks’ or grants to those in the community who are in favor of it, while denying or fighting those who are opposed to it. For example, the Diablo Canyon Project got the National Sierra Club to approve/promote the building of their nuclear power plant in California, through financial and other ‘perks’ specific to key individuals or organizations.

This same type of dynamic or local bottoms up community values versus top down for profit battle plays out in other ways in local communities, such as Walmart coming in and putting many small business owners out of business, (while promising jobs). 

Here is a short 3 part series showing how a large corporation runs roughshod over a small town in Europe, where uranium was discovered close by. 
Part I
Part II
Part III
Related Links

TheArt of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and FraudulentScience, via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 

93Long life Radiation Contaminants 
30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; 


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The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators

Watch the YouTube Movie, ‘The Sacrifice’ — by Emanuela Andreoli and Wladimir Tchertkoff. It was made in Switzerland, 2003, and is 26 minutes long. 


This documentary was awarded by the Île-de-France council as being the Best Scientific And Environment Documentary in November 2004. It also was called the best Documentary at Festival of Scientific Movies of Oullins, in France.


This movie is made by and for the liquidators that worked on cleaning up and covering the Chernobyl Reactor after it exploded and burned. 


1 MILLION people were pressed into service to clean up the mess. Then these liquidators were largely forgotten and ignored. Radiation exposures were either not taken, minimized or lost. The whole mess was called ‘Top Secret’ so that everything involved could be covered up, denied or minimized. 


This is the same pattern that seems to emerge after 2,400 nuclear bomb tests, as well as all other nuclear accidents whether civilian or military. Fukushima is no exception to this rule.  

The Sacrifice (Chernobyl liquidators made, 1986 and thereafter)–
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Part 2/2


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Los AngelesNuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up; Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Whatreally happened at Fukushima?Via A Green Road Blog 
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown?Via A Green Road Blog 

HowDangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html


93Long life Radiation Contaminants; via A Green Road Blog 
30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; via A Green Road Blog 

12 reasons why all nuclearpower plants must be shut down; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Super Solar StormTo Hit Earth In 2013 ‘Carrington Effect’; Year Long Power Outage? via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html


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Ride Space Shuttle Booster Rocket

What would it be like to ride a booster rocket on a Space Shuttle launch? Well, this video is about as close as you can get without actually climbing up there and doing it. 


This video is set to music. Take a ride up (and back down) on one of the booster rockets on the now cancelled Space Shuttle. 

Did you know that this program was cancelled by President Bush, but that the cancellation of the whole program did not take effect until President Obama was in office? 

Now all of those jobs consisting of supplying the Space Station have been outsourced to Russia; approximately 5,000 high paying professional jobs. I wonder what the pay is in Russia? 

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Air Traffic Above Europe, USA and Globe To Music

This is one day of air traffic via a sattelite view from space, with some interesting music to go along with it. 

The question is; what effect does all of this air traffic and ground traffic have on the Earth? This is the first time in history that this much carbon fuel burning has happened at high altitudes. Is anyone studying this? 

A day of all air traffic in the air, over the entire world

A day of air traffic in the air, over the entire USA
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Radioactive Bananas? Peeling The Mystery

A banana has around 14 bequerels per banana, based on Chiquita information, of how much potassium is in a banana. The counts per minute equivalent would be 840. Radioactive Potassium (K40) does emit gamma radiation. This video goes into radiation emitted by a banana, or anything else with that much potassium inside of it. 

Should we be worried about this very small amount of radiation inside a banana? Not really.. because this is background radiation that we are all exposed to. There is no way to avoid it. This radiation is present in all potassium in the soil, naturally. We can call it ‘background radiation’. 


However.. There is a HUGE difference between the potassium in a banana, and the radioactive cesium, iodine or other man made radioactive contamination in food after a nuclear accident. 


First and foremost, potassium is potassium. RADIOACTIVE CESIUM is MAN MADE. Potassium and K40 is a natural mineral in many foods. CESIUM IS NOT A NATURAL MINERAL.


Cesium is a POISON. When it is detected in foods, it acts like a heavy metal in the body. The radiation from the cesium is dangerous to health. This has been extensively studied. 


The nuclear apologists who try to confuse people by saying low level radiation is not dangerous are trying to tell you that potassium is the same as radioactive cesium, radioactive strontium, radioactive uranium, radioactive plutonium, radioactive iodine, etc.. These are all POISONS, compared to potassium in a banana. 


This is why all governments around the world regulate the amount of these radioactive substances that can be legally measured in a food item. If your food, milk or water tests above a certain limit, then you as a farmer or food retailer have to dump the food or let it rot in the fields, because it cannot be sold for human consumption. 

So let’s go see who this works in actual real life. Let us check out food safety in Japan, and get some random radiation sampling results with a trip to the supermarket.

The Japanese government is testing food randomly and posting the results here. http://atmc.jp

The following picture shows a random page taken from this government sampling. All colored lines are showing cesium and/or iodine contamination. The line in red shows a food sample over the government safety limit. He shows mushrooms as measuring over 1,000 Bequerels per kilogram. 
You can check your food in Japan yourself at the websites below..

Radioactive cesium is like potassium, and the body uses it like cesium. Iodine in food is absorbed by the thyroid. Radioactive strontium acts like calcium, and it goes to the bones, where it causes leukemia and bone cancer. 


Radioactive strontium, uranium and plutonium is NOT being tested for, despite the fact that they can be found in soil, food, air and water. 


Farmers are not willing to give up. Farmers in contaminated areas are still growing food, testing it and then shipping it out to other areas of Japan. Is it being shipped out of the country? Who knows?


Radiation contaminated food is being shipped outside of contaminated areas, because Japan believes that their food is superior to any other countries food. 


Links to related articles: 

Radiation dangers in food and water
Fukushima Residents Report Various Radiation Caused Illnesses.. via AGreen Road Blog

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La Hague; France’s Nuclear Waste Nightmare

La Hague is a nuclear waste ‘recycling’ facility located in France. It claims to be clean and green, but what is the reality of the situation? Watch the video to find out.. This is a German film, with English subtitles. (Note: Click on the CC button at the lower right to see the English subtitles, while watching the video.)
At 47 minutes into the video; below is a picture of the outflow pipe from La Hague, taken from the video above. This pipe goes out into the ocean, where the plant pours out highly radioactive waste 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The equivalent is like dumping 33 million 200 litre barrels of waste. Just the toxic radioactive waste going into the ocean is like a nuclear accident, only it never stops. 
At 49 minutes into the video, this organization then went up and measured what was coming out of the vent stacks that go high up in the air above the La Hague plant. What they found was shocking. They found tens of thousands of Bequerels of radiation per litre of air coming out of the vents at the time they measured. What if this was a low reading, measured in between high releases? 

“Krypton-85 85Kr is a beta emitter with 687keV maximum energy and 10.7 year half-life. It’s produced by uranium fission with 0.27% yield (137Cs and 90Sr: 6%). Here is a report, a bit old and in French, but figures read the same in English anyway:http://www.irsn.fr/EN/Research/publi…ts/Kr85SAN.pdf

“When reprocessing used nuclear fuel rods at La Hague, solid fission products like 137Cs and 90Sr are separated for storage, but 85Kr is just diluted and emitted in the atmosphere. For instance in 1999, La Hague emitted 2.9*1017 Bq of 85Kr, more than the radioactivity of 137Cs and 90Sr released by the Chernobyl disaster.

“Iodine, caesium, strontium radioisotopes fall on the soil more quickly and locally if emitted, and accumulate in the food chain. Krypton, as a noble gas, dilutes in the whole northern hemisphere’s atmosphere, where in 2001 it added 1.2 Bq/m3, with 3/4 of it coming from La Hague – it must be worse by now.”


At 51 minutes in, this is a lab technician talking about the radioactive Krypton and Xenon that is being released into the air from this plant, making the air very radioactive. These radioactive gases decay into highly toxic, solid, radioactive elements wherever they land. All by itself, the amount of radiation released into the air, is like a ongoing nuclear accident, only it happens 24 hours a day. 

At 48 minutes in, this is what the toxic, radioactive stuff looks like that comes out of the pipe that is out in the ocean. All by itself, the amount of radiation released here is like a ongoing nuclear accident, only it happens 24 hours a day. 

At 50 minutes into the video, this is a map of the toxic, radioactive gases released from this plant. The map shows where these radioactive, cancer causing substances end up going. All of Europe is affected, but eventually, this gas spreads out and affects the whole world. 

The reprocessing plant only actually ‘recycles’ about 10% of the total it receives. The rest is all nuclear waste material, which is stored out in the open, above ground in Russia.

This is an aerial view of the Tomsk facility, where the containers of radioactive wastes (uranium hexaflouride) are stored in the open air, above ground.

Links to related articles:

Windscale:Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Ozyorsk- Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via AGreen Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
La Hague; France‘sNuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 
Lowdose radiation dangers, lessons from Chernobyl
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Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup

Mayak; nuclear waste ‘reprocessing’ center


“In 1991, U.S. experts measured a dose rate of 300 to 600 millirems per hour near the shores of the lake, which is three to six times maximum U.S. safety levels. It was estimated that just one minute standing on its shore without full protection would mean certain death. No place in Russia symbolizes the country’s inability to manage the reprocessing of its spent nuclear fuel better than Chelyabinsk region in the Urals with its fields, rivers, and lakes contaminated with deadly radio nuclides. And as Russia speeds toward accepting spent nuclear fuel and waste from abroad for reprocessing and long-term storage in exchange for billions of dollars, environmentalists warn that this lucrative plan will turn Russia into the world’s nuclear dump.

According to a recent report compiled by Russian and Norwegian scientists, the quantity of radioactive materials the Mayak plant has released since it first opened in 1948 is five times greater than every other major accident or nuclear test on earth since then: the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986, the 1957 leak at the British Sellafield nuclear plant, and all the nuclear tests ever conducted.

The current dose of radiation absorbed by Muslyumovo residents is 10 times higher than internationally acceptable levels, according to a study put out by Kostina’s department. Only 18 percent of the village children aged 6 to 14 can be called healthy, while the rest of the children suffer from acute memory loss, attention deficit disorders, and exhaustion.” http://www.wentz.net/radiate/lake/index.htm

Kyshtym disaster

The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination incident that occurred on 29 September 1957 at Mayak, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Russia (then a part of the Soviet Union). It measured as a Level 6 disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale, making it the third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded (after the Chernobyl disaster, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, both Level 7 on the INES scale). The event occurred in the town of Ozyorsk, a closed city built around the Mayak plant. Since Ozyorsk/Mayak (also known as Chelyabinsk-40 and Chelyabinsk-65) was not marked on maps, the disaster was named after Kyshtym, the nearest known town.

A storage facility for liquid nuclear waste was added around 1953. It consisted of steel tanks mounted in a concrete base, 8.2 meters underground. Because of the high level of radioactivity, the waste was heating itself through decay heat (though a chain reaction was not possible). For that reason, a cooler was built around each bank containing 20 tanks. Facilities for monitoring operation of the coolers and the content of the tanks were not adequate.[3]

Ozyorsk today.After World War II, the Soviet Union lagged behind the United States in development of nuclear weapons, so it started a rapid research and development program to produce a sufficient amount of weapons-grade uraniumand plutonium. The Mayak plant was built in a great hurry between 1945 and 1948. Gaps in Soviet physicists’ knowledge about nuclear physics at the time made it difficult to judge the safety of many decisions. Also, environmental concerns were not taken seriously during the early development stage. All six reactors were onLake Kyzyltash and used an open cycle cooling system, discharging irradiated water directly back into the lake.[1] Initially Mayak was dumping high-level radioactive waste into a nearby river, which was taking waste to the river Ob, flowing further down to the Arctic Ocean. Later on, Lake Karachay was used for open-air storage of high level radioactive wastes. It is the largest and most contaminated open air exposed radiation dump on the planet at present.[2]
Explosion

In September 1957, the cooling system in one of the tanks containing about 70–80 tons of liquid radioactive waste failed and was not repaired. The temperature in it started to rise, resulting in evaporation and a chemical explosion of the dried waste, consisting mainly of ammonium nitrate and acetates(see ammonium nitrate bomb). The explosion, estimated to have a force of about 70–100 tons of TNT threw the concrete lid, weighing 160 tons, into the air.[3] There were no immediate casualties as a result of the explosion, which released an estimated 2 to 50 MCi (74 to 1850 PBq) of radioactivity.[2][4][5]

In the next 10 to 11 hours, the radioactive cloud moved towards the northeast, reaching 300–350 kilometers from the accident. The fallout of the cloud resulted in a long-term contamination of an area of more than 800 square kilometers, primarily with caesium-137 and strontium-90.[2] This area is usually referred to as the East-Ural Radioactive Trace (EURT).[6]
[edit]Evacuations

At least 22 villages where exposed to radiation from the disaster with a total population of around 10,000 were evacuated. Some were evacuated after a week but it took almost 2 years for evacuations to occur at other sites.[7]

Village Population Evacuation Time (days) Mean Effective Dose Equivalent (mSv)
Berdyanish 421 7-14 520
Satlykovo 219 7-14 520
Galikayevo 329 7-14 520
Rus. Karabolka 458 250 440
Alabuga 486 250 120
Yugo-Konevo 2045 250 120
Gorny 472 250 120
Igish 223 250 120
Troshkovo 81 250 120
Boyovka 573 330 40
Melnikovo 183 330 40
Fadino 266 330 40
Gusevo 321 330 40
Mal. Shaburovo 75 330 40
Skorinovo 170 330 40
Bryukhanovo 89 330 40
Krivosheino 372 670 40
Kozhakul 631 670 40
Tygish 441 670 40
Chetyrkino 278 670 40
Klyukino 346 670 40
Kirpichiki 160 7-14 5

[edit]Aftermath

Because of the secrecy surrounding Mayak, the populations of affected areas were not initially informed of the accident. A week later (on 6 October) an operation for evacuating 10,000 people from the affected area started, still without giving an explanation of the reasons for evacuation. People “grew hysterical with fear with the incidence of unknown ‘mysterious’ diseases breaking out. Victims were seen with skin ‘sloughing off’ their faces, hands and other exposed parts of their bodies.”[8]

Although vague reports of a “catastrophic accident” causing “radioactive fallout over the Soviet and many neighboring states” began appearing in the western press between April 13 and April 14, 1958, it was only in 1976 that Zhores Medvedev made the nature and extent of the disaster known to the world.[9][10]

Even though the Soviet government suppressed information about the figures, it is estimated that the direct exposure to radiation caused at least 200 cases of death from cancer.[11] “In 1992, a study conducted by the Institute of Biophysics at the former Soviet Health Ministry in Chelyabinsk found that 8,015 people had died within the preceding 32 years as a result of the accident.”[1]

To reduce the spread of radioactive contamination after the accident, contaminated soil was excavated and stockpiled in fenced enclosures that were called “graveyards of the earth”.[12]

The Soviet government in 1968 disguised the EURT area by creating the East-Ural Nature Reserve, which prohibited any unauthorised access to the affected area.

Rumours of a nuclear mishap somewhere in the vicinity of Chelyabinsk had long been circulating in the West. That there had been a serious nuclear accident east of the Urals was eventually demonstrated by Zhores Medvedev, who, after his reference to the disaster in a western publication was derided by western nuclear industry sources, showed that numerous Soviet scientific publications on the effects of radiation on plant life, supposedly derived from laboratory experiments, were in fact thinly disguised descriptions of the area contaminated by the disaster.[13]

According to Gyorgy,[14] who invoked the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to the relevant Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files, the CIA knew of the 1957 Mayak accident all along, but kept it secret to prevent adverse consequences for the fledgling American nuclear industry. In 1990 the Soviet government declassified documents pertaining to the disaster.[15][16
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References

  1. a b Schlager, Neil (1994). When Technology Fails. Detroit: Gale Research.ISBN 0-8103-8908-8.
  2. a b c “Chelyabinsk-65”.
  3. a b “Conclusions of government commission” (in Russian).
  4. ^ Kabakchi, S. A.; A. V. Putilov (1 1995). “Data Analysis and Physicochemical Modeling of the Radiation Accident in the Southern Urals in 1957”Moscow ATOMNAYA ENERGIYA (1): 46–50.
  5. ^ See also List of military nuclear accidents
  6. ^ Dicus, Greta Joy (January 16, 1997). “Joint American-Russian Radiation Health Effects Research”. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  7. ^ Kostyuchenko, V.A.; Krestinina, L.Yu. (1994). “Long-term irradiation effects in the population evacuated from the East-Urals radioactive trace area”.Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) 142 (1–2): 119–125.doi:10.1016/0048-9697(94)90080-9PMID 8178130. Retrieved 5/01/2012.
  8. ^ Pollock, Richard (1978). “Soviets Experience Nuclear Accident”. Critical Mass Journal.
  9. ^ Medvedev, Zhores A. Nuclear disaster in the Urals translated by George Saunders. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1980, c1979, ISBN 0394744454.
  10. ^ Diane M. Soran; Danny B. Stillman (1982). An Analysis of the Alleged Kyshtym DisasterLos Alamos National Laboratory.
  11. a b “The Southern Urals radiation studies: A reappraisal of the current status”Journal of Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 41. 2002.
  12. ^ John R. Trabalka (1979), “Russian Experience” pp. 3–8 in Environmental Decontamination: Proceedings of the Workshop, December 4–5, 1979, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CONF-791234
  13. ^ The Nuclear Disaster They Didn’t Want To Tell You About/Andrew Cockburn/ Esquire Magazine/ April 26 1978
  14. ^ Gyorgy, A. (1979). No Nukes: Everyone’s Guide to Nuclear Power.ISBN 0919618952.
  15. ^ “The decision of Nikipelov Commission” (in Russian).
  16. ^ R. Jeffrey Smith (Jul 10, 1989). “Soviets Tell About Nuclear Plant Disaster; 1957 Reactor Mishap May Be Worst Ever”The Washington Post: A1.

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Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup?

The following video is about the time during the tsunami while it is hitting Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. It seems to show what appears to be a massive explosion at or near the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant, plus a massive white plume in the background, in the area around Sendai. 

What were these things? What happened here? It is amazing that it took almost a year for this to come to light. 

Is this Fukushima Daichi reactor #1 blowing up? The brown colored cloud  explosion goes up higher than the vent stacks, which are approximately 700 feet tall. 

Feel free to leave a comment. What do you think it is?


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Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?

CBS 60 Minutes features two videos that you can watch below, about the Handford toxic Superfund site, together with all of the trials and tributions going on around it. 

The worst leaking nuclear waste problem in the world (Hanford) is hopefully going to be ‘processed’ by a new nuclear waste processing facility.  This facility is being built to take leaking nuclear waste tank products from the Hanford facility. But there are problems with the construction, as it does not meet earthquake standards, and quality control is suffering, with inspectors finding defective welds on tanks, etc. 

The bigger problem is that groundwater contamination has happened at Hanford. 16 HUGE tanks at this site are leaking EXTREMELY radioactive and toxic liquids. Many more tanks are in danger of leaking, as they are 60 years old, and not designed for permanent storage.  

The radioactive plume of this highly toxic, highly radioactive liquid is migrating towards the Columbia River. If this leaking underground miasma gets to the Columbia River, it will mean devastating consequences for everyone downstream, not to mention the whole ocean. It could make the whole Columbia River a toxic Superfund Site. It could mean the Columbia River will be undrinkable by anyone downstream, with however many cities depend on it for drinking water. It could also endanger all fish in the river, including millions of salmon coming to spawn. It could mean the end of all fishing on the Columbia River as well. 

In the meantime, the plan is to pump all of this toxic liquid mess out of the leaking tanks at Hanford into this new facility that will process it into glass logs, which can more easily be monitored and are less likely to leak hazardous things into groundwater, air, etc. Presently, there is NO plan to try and clean up the underground plume of radioactive liquid, and it is moving towards the river.

So now the race is on. Will this waste processing plant be finished in time? Will the toxic waste reach the river and pollute all drinking water for cities downstream? No one knows the answer yet. 

But one thing we know for sure. If we had not played with this anti-life toy, it would not be endangering millions of people for potentially BILLIONS of years to come. Now that we have opened this Pandora’s Box, we have to deal with the horrors that we have unleashed.
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Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret

Congress is talking about a new (Classified) Bill of Rights, right after some kind of attack by (classified), all authorized by this (classified) law, giving (classified) unlimited powers and (Classified) amounts of money from (classified) in case of (classified) attack or incidence of (classified).

I think I am going to trade mark the word (classified) and (top secret), as I think income from this will greatly increase in the near future. My logic for thinking this is (classified).


I heard that our Reps rarely or never read the bills that they vote for, but this is beyond the pale. 

Representatives are being asked to vote on laws that they do not even get to see, because they are (classified). This sure makes me feel warm and fuzzy, how about you? 
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Depleted Uranium (DU) Dangers And Effects On The Human Body

Epidemiologist Dr. Rosalie Bertell PhD explains what depleted uranium (DU)  is. She talks about the effects of the weaponized DU on the people of Iraq and the planet. Depleted uranium (DU) has a 4.5 billion year half life, so it continues to persist in the environment, contaminating people and the environment for at least 40 billion years before becoming something else. 
Over 400 TONS of DU dust was spread all over the Gulf, and many of the US soldiers and airmen were exposed to this poison.
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Depleted Uranium Part I 
You cannot see it, smell it, or taste DU, compared to just normal dust floating in the air. 
When DU shells hit a target, they burn and release uranium dust and uranium gas nano particles. The uranium gas nano particles travel long distances. The DU dust is thrown out of the explosion, and spreads out from there to large distances. The DUE dust can be stirred up and blown around by wind, once it settles back down to the ground. 
In this video they talk about heavy metal poisoning, plus radiation poisoning that soldiers and civilians get from DU. The military says today that DU dust is safe and needs no special handling. They say it can safely be eaten. But the studies done by neutral third party scientists, doctors and other researchers universally seem to point in the opposite direction and find that DU is highly radioactive, dangerous to health as well as to the environment. 
The director of the DU Cleanup project led a team into Iraq to clean up a few of the DU contaminated sites. His whole team is now either very sick or dead. Even the project manager tests high for DU contamination.  They get no help, no compensation, and all appeals for compensation (such as for Agent Orange vets) were denied, according to the director himself. He says that the military covers up and denies the danger of DU to the troops themselves, including his team. 
Depleted Uranium Part II 
A medical doctor talks about the pressure he got from the military to STOP his research on DU effects on soldiers. He said his career and his physical well being was threatened by the military. He explains that there are sixteen isotopes of uranium, and that any of them can create negative changes in DNA, tissues, organs and the entire animal. This doctor pursued his research anyway, despite the threats and intimidation.
As part of his research, he has found U -236 (DU) in high amounts in soldiers. He found evidence that all four uranium isotopes are present in body fluids and organs among those soldiers that are in his program. He is curious how the military will come up with more lies around this, to try and explain all of this away. 
This video section also talks about how DU breathed in or eaten is deposited in kidneys, liver, testicles and other parts of the body, resulting in higher rates of cancer and genetic mutation. 
It is common for civilians and soldiers who are exposed to DU, to be diagnosed with thyroid problems, muscle problems, kidney problems, neurological problems and cancer. This complex of a whole variety of symptoms is commonly called Gulf War Syndrome. 
We went back to tanks that were left out in the desert from many years ago in the first Gulf war. We took a Geiger Counter and measured high levels of radiation; alpha, gamma radiation from depleted uranium, all around the tanks that were destroyed with DU shells.
The earth, air and water have also all been contaminated by DU. Over one million civilians have died due to the Gulf War. The cancer rates are ten times higher than before the war. Many children are born with deformities. The military says this is all ‘normal’.  

Depleted Uranium Part III 
Medical researchers found that depleted uranium DU is responsible for these high rates of deformities and cancers. Bone cancers, brain tumors, birth defects and more are all common. There is no help from the military. There is no medical care for these victims from DU weapons, even in the United States. In the US, we have developed and use a sophisticated weapons system, but we have no interest or the means to take care of the health problems that will continue for BILLIONS OF YEARS. 
The military says that all of these health problems and deformities among babies are ‘normal’. Even US military soldiers’ children have these same problems, but again the military said there are just ‘normal’ health issues among soldiers. It is common for babies of DU exposed soldiers to be born with no arms, no legs, with hands sticking straight out of the shoulders, as well as having other problems.
Soldiers cannot sue the government or the military for harm caused from DU or for anything else for that matter, (otherwise they would quickly go out of business).  It is very expensive to treat and care for children that are deformed.


They ONLY way that these soldiers can get help for these children is to stay in the military. They also cannot complain or make noise about this situation, or their benefits are cut off. No one will insure a child with a ‘pre-existing’ condition. 
In the second Gulf War, they took a fragment of a bomb in downtown Baghdad, and it was found to be radioactive after it was tested in Germany. This proves that DU weapons were used in downtown civilian areas. 
The global military industrial complex wants to profit from selling more DU weapons systems and ammunition. DU weapons are now a staple in the arms business around the world, and their use is spreading, which means the whole world is being contaminated for BILLIONS of years. (Each war will add to the contaminated zones and add more children that will be born with problems, plus add to the number of civilians and soldiers exposed to this deadly poison, that lasts forever.)
Depleted Uranium Part IV
Since the Gulf War, DU weapons have been used in Bosnia and Kosovo, as well as Yugoslavia. No one knows what is radioactive, or what was used to destroy armored vehicles or buildings. Neither NATO nor the US Defense Dept. will reveal where DU weapons have been used, or how much was used. They all say this is ‘classified’ information. 
They also claim that RAND did a study that found DU weapons were ‘safe’. To do this ‘study’ RAND searched and found a few studies that had more or less positive outcomes in the uranium mining industry (which has nothing to do with DU made from nuclear waste products). 


They ignored a HUGE pile of studies that found uranium has negative effects on human health, from all around the world. This ‘positive’ conclusion is now the ‘official’ result of ALL of the science globally, according to the military industrial complex, which largely owns Congress and the Senate, as well as the White House. 
In the video, one researcher found unusual bullets and shells on the battle field, and became suspicious. He saw children playing with what turned out to be DU bullets. These children later died of leukemia. Before they died, they got ulcers that were not painful. These DU bullets were measured and put out 11 mSieverts per hour. Conventional DU bullets cannot be this radioactive, according to the military. But the radiation detector does not lie. This may be what millions of children are playing with all around the world, where DU dust is present. I wonder why the cancer rates are skyrocketing worldwide for children? Why are there now whole hospitals set up just to treat children with cancer worldwide? This used to be unknown, or VERY rare.. Now it seems like an every day occurence. 
Two companies were paid to clean up a small amount of DU contamination Kuwait. It took three years to clean up 24 DU contaminated vehicles that were sitting out in the desert. They had to use special toxic waste clothing, special preparations and used high level toxic waste disposal methods. It took three years and cost millions of dollars to dispose of these few vehicles safely, without putting more people into harm’s way. 
Thousands of contaminated DU dust filled tanks and DU shells, bullets and bomb fragments are still sitting everywhere, in many countries, including where children play. Who is going to pay to clean up this mess that will last for 40 BILLION years, if no one cleans it up?


Poison DUst: Depleted Uranium Kills


Dr. Michio Kaku goes into details around DU dangers. He explains it very well. 

“US soldiers are returning from Iraq to die of “mysterious” ailments – and the depleted uranium (DU) poisoning scandal just won’t go away, despite efforts to cover it up. Protesters in New Haven spoke out against the U.S. military’s use of DU, its effects on US troops, and cutbacks in veterans’ medical benefits. 


The DU test costs $1,000, so the U.S. government won’t test for DU poisoning. “More than 240,000 Gulf War veterans are on permanent medical disability and more than 11,000 are dead. They have been denied testing, medical care, and compensation for depleted uranium exposure and related illnesses since 1991,” say reports. 


A U.S. government study found that 67% of post-Gulf War babies have serious birth defects or serious illnesses. In Italy, eight soldiers home from Iraq died of cancer, probably caused by DU exposure. Today, Italy proposed new legislation to censor media covering the military. The new law would bar any reporting on the health effects of depleted uranium. Anyone who breaks the law could face up to 20 years in a military prison, including civilians. You thought they came home safely from the war.”
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In my view, manmade uranium fuel generated dust and gas is dangerous to human health, no matter where it comes from. Whether the source of uranium nano dust is from a nuclear meltdown and/or explosion, such as Fukushima, or DU dust from depleted uranium weapons, it kills.. 


Nuclear weapons, including DU shells, bombs and weapons need to be abolished, along with the nuclear power plants that are nothing more than an excuse to make more DU weapons. 

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Aging Reactors, Lies, Deceptions, Profits And Earthquakes

“The US has more than 100 reactors similar to Japan’s destroyed Fukushima plant. Some located in earthquake zones or close to major cities are now reaching the end of their working lives. People And Power sent Joe Rubin and Serene Fang to investigate.”

Aging and worn out nuclear power plants are at the end of their original design basis. Nuclear power plants are designed to operate for 30 years and then shut down and decommission. 


However, due to the profit motive, the nuclear industry is now coming up schemes that will make renewing their licensing much easier and more profitable than closing these plants down. 

Companies are doing cost benefits analysis on the parts within these plants. Should they wait until a part completely fails before replacing it, or replace it before that point? The profit motive conspires to doing nothing. The cost of short term seeking of profit may endanger nearby cities and millions of people as old, worn out plants start leaking, breaking down and literally falling apart, as the video below shows.

Short term profit motives move the whole industry in the direction of not doing preventative maintenance or replacement. Does this work for you and your family? 


You can TAKE ACTION to make a difference with this issue, and here is how. 


One Year after Fukushima—Help Raise Awareness of Nuclear Power Safety Issues

March 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The accident has had profound and long-lasting public health, environmental, quality-of-life, and economic consequences for tens of thousands of Japanese citizens. What happened at Fukushima can happen in the United States.

You can ensure your decision makers make smart choices based on facts, and help raise awareness about this critical issue and demand faster action to ensure safer, more secure, and better regulated nuclear power in the United States by writing a letter to the editor today.

Writing a letter to the editor (LTE) is an effective and easy way to reach a large audience with your message. LTEs are printed on the editorial page, which is one of the most read pages in the paper. Decision makers keep a close eye on media coverage, including LTEs, in their local papers so they can keep a ‘pulse’ on issues of importance to their constituents. Having a strong letter published helps you reach both a wide public audience and your elected officials with the same effort!

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Urge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Improve Nuclear Plant Safety

For years to come, the Japanese people will suffer grave human, environmental, and economic costs as a result of the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. And the truth is, it could happen in the United States as well.

The Japanese nuclear crisis has exposed some of the risks and vulnerabilities of nuclear power and the importance of making sure our nation’s 104 nuclear power reactors are safer than they are today.

Please tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it must make every effort to prevent such a disaster in the United States and take steps to make nuclear power in this country safer.

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!

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Join the online National Nuclear Power Safety Briefing—March 19,

More than 115 million Americans live within 50 miles of an aging nuclear power reactor—and that means that we all have a direct stake in improving the safety and security of these power plants. For that to happen, more people need to get informed and hold accountable those responsible for our health and safety.

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Dave Lochbaum, director of the UCS Nuclear Safety Project, and Ellen Vancko, manager of the UCS Nuclear Energy & Climate Change Project, will discuss our work on both nuclear power safety and economics, respectively. I will provide an update on our nuclear power safety campaign and what we hope to accomplish—with your help—in the coming months and years.

You may also request a Nuclear Power Citizen Advocacy Tool Kit that includes some of our most recent analysis and issue fact sheets, as well as a number of other “how-to” resources such as tips on how to contact policy makers and submit letters to your local newspaper.

We look forward to your participation in next Monday’s briefing.

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Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster?

The Windscale nuclear disaster was a military engineered cover since even before construction began.  Electricity production was a convenient cover for producing nuclear bomb grade plutonium. When Windscale caught on fire and spewed radioactive substances all over the surrounding countryside, it was kept completely secret. Even nuclear research scientists were not told about it.

 

This video talks about making bigger nuclear bombs, which required huge amounts of Tritium. Windscale was ordered to make 500% more Tritium in order to make bigger bombs. They did this by increasing the heat in the reactor and taking off shielding from the core material. Scientists warned of impending disaster, but the politicians and military ignored them.

Details how fire broke out in reactor core, and how the secret was kept. Uranium was burning inside the reactor, stimulated by the air fans used to normally cool the reactor. Uranium dust was coming out of the vent stack, but no one was warned. A rumor spread around town that the plant was on fire, but on official announcement was made. Half the village left town. There was no emergency plan to deal with the fire.

They tried pouring water on the nuclear fire, but that did not put the fire out, until they turned the air off. The fire went out quickly with a combination of water and no air moving through the reactor. It took about 24 hours for the official announcement to come out that a small fire had broken out, but that all radiation had blown out to sea, when actually it was blowing over the nearby town. The government ordered all milk from 250 square miles to be thrown out. A top secret inquiry found out that the military production of tritium and plutonium caused the fire. McMillan ordered that the whole inquiry and report about it be kept secret. Safety issues were ignored completely.

The coverup was complete. The plant operators were blamed for the fire, instead of the military pushing for more tritium and plutonium production from the plant. An official summary white paper was produced later, saying it was a minor accident, leaving out most of the details, and blaming it all on “operator error”. Shortly after that, a hydrogen bomb was exploded, with a one Megaton rating, which the politicians and military were very proud of.

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12 Reasons Why ALL Nuclear Power Plants Must Be Shut Down

Have you everwondered what is happening with all of the used up nuclear fuel these days,since there is no permanent storage solution? Well, here are the unbelievable details. It will make your head spin.

 

Nuclear plants aretheoretically designed with multiple back up systems, which are designed tocounter all ‘normal’ risks that the plant may encounter during it’s lifetime.

 

However,  this theory of safety is NOT turning intoreality for many reasons. Here are the many reasons why nuclear plants need tobe shut down. Be sure and read the very last reason at the very end, if you only read only one.

 

Reason #1

 

No permanent storageis available for highly dangerous, radioactive spent fuel. Uranium mining is dirty, dangerous and radioactive. The radioactive waste tailing pilings from mining uranium generates dirty, radioactive dust and heavy metal poisoning in kids. Both the radioactive and dangerous spent fuel ispiling up at reactors around the world and these toxic uranium tailing piles are also increasing in number. Depleted uranium, which is the ‘garbage’ left over from nuclear power plants, is used worldwide in shells, bullets and bombs, polluting the planet for 40 BILLION years. http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 


Recycling facilities reprocess only3 percent of nuclear fuel coming out of nuclear reactors as opposed to the 97 percent claim that the industry makes. ‘Recycling’ creates HUGE amounts of radioactive waste, which is legally dumped into the sea and into the air. Whole areas of the ocean bottom are becoming nuclear toxic waste zones. To see this happening, watch this short clip. http://youtu.be/7UsX22QtaRc


Radioactive gases Krypton and Xenon are pumped out into the air constantly at these recycling facilities.  In one year they pump out more radioactive gases than all of the radioactive gases released by over 500 atomic bomb tests. Depleted uranium hexaflouride is stored outside with no protection in toxic waste drums after ‘recycling’. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.  http://youtu.be/KUJoiUWHVtU

 

Theamount of spent fuel at just one spent fuel pool is enough to contaminate andmake a 15,000 square mile area permanently uninhabitable, besides killingpotentially millions of people. If spent fuel pool #4 falls over at Fukishima Daichi, Japan can kiss itself goodbye.


But Fukushima Daichi is not an isolated, solitary danger.  Mostnuclear power plants and their associated spent fuel pools are located close to major cities,such as Chicago, New York, San Diego, etc. This is not a risk that we as a human family can live with. 


Fukushima should be teaching us this very important lesson about playing with anti-life forces, but the media is not talking about this or other dangers that nuclear plants present to humanity at all. Why not? 


Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the mass media is owned by GE (which makes nuclear reactors and nuclear medical devices) and a few other large corporations involved in profiting from things like nuclear energy. They also profit from advertising how ‘clean’ and ‘safe’ nuclear energy, carbon fuel and coal is, These are the most polluting  anti-life fuels and energy sources on Earth.  

 

Reason #2

 

As we can see, spentfuel rods are very dangerous and should be isolated from everything andeveryone, in case something bad happens. However, in all nuclear power plants,these spent fuel pools are right next to or on top of the nuclear reactors. 


This meansthat if a spent fuel pool melts down or explodes, odds are that this explosionwill also destroy or cause a further explosion in the reactor right next to it,or the other way around, as happened at Fukushima Reactor #3. 



Spent fuel poolsshould definitely be located FAR away from all population centers anddefinitely NOT close to reactors, but in fact, that is where they all are. Thisis pure insanity. All spent fuel should be separated from other rods, so thatthey cannot react together and cause radiation release via just a passivecooling method, but the opposite is happening. This is pure insanity.

 

 

Reason #3

 

At Fukushima Daichi,all reactors and spent fuel pools are connected with pipes that supply water toboth the reactors and spent fuel pools. 


These pipes can also transfer things likeexplosive charges, which is what happened at Fukushima complex. At Fukushima, all reactors andspent fuel pools are connected together, and all spent fuel pools are connectedtogether to these reactors, with common cooling water and other piping systems. 

 

Operators atFukushima Daichi blamed explosions and/or melt downs at one reactor or spentfuel pool for causing the explosion and/or melt down in other reactors andspent fuel pools for this very reason. Anything bad affecting one reactor orspent fuel pool can and does affect all of the rest.

 

This money savingstrategy of connecting all of these reactors and spent fuel pools together with piping and central control rooms that operate multiple reactors at the same time, greatly increases risk,rather than reducing it. 


Reactors and spent fuel pools should NEVER beconnected together in any way, and each should have it’s own independentcooling and control systems, PERIOD. We do not have to be scientists to understand thisbasic and fundamental risk management strategy. Fukushima should be teaching us this lesson and many others. According to Arnie Gunderson, we are not learning ANY lesson, YET. 

 

The opposite is beingdone at nuclear power plant complexes globally. They are being connected togetherwith common piping and control rooms.  Again, this is very unsafe, and we could callit pure insanity, because the consequences of this can wipe out all ofhumanity. Combine this with other things being done to reduce safety andincrease risk, and we end up with a global life extinction disaster in themaking.

 

Reason #4

 

All nuclear plantsstore all of their spent nuclear fuel onsite. These onsite spent fuel pools weredesigned to safely hold only a couple of years of nuclear fuel waste products,before being shipped off to a permanent storage place. Since the industry neversolved this problem, all nuclear waste products are stored right next to or ontop of each reactor, making any disaster MUCH worse, if and when it happens, suchas Fukushima for example, where multiple reactors and spent fuel poolspartially or completely melted down.

 

What makes thissituation MUCH worse, is that each plant is cramming more and more fuel rodsinto the spent fuel pools, when they are not designed for this. The spentnuclear fuel that comes out of reactors is not cold and inert, but very hot andhighly radioactive. Without active cooling 24 hours a day, these spent fuelrods can melt down and/or blow up in spent fuel pools.

 

If the cooling pumpsfail, or not enough water covers the spent fuel rods, or if the water boils offdue to loss of power, a catastrophic melt down or nuclear explosion can happen.This  has happened at Fukushima spent fuel pool #3.

 

Each plant isincreasing the storage capacity at each spent fuel pool by packing all rods intighter together. While this may seem cost effective,  logical and easy, it is actually VERYDANGEROUS and increases RISK EXPONENTIALLY. Why?

 

When spent fuel rodsare stacked in a spent fuel pool, they normally do not need any specialcooling, because the water covering them is enough to transfer residual heataway until many years later when they can be transferred out of the spent fuelpool, to a safer and much more secure dry cask storage method. (Many nuclearplants never transfer spent fuel rods into dry cask storage, because it costsmore money.)

 

However, when fuelrods are crammed closer and closer together, the residual heat generated by allof these rods packed close together must be removed mechanically with a hugeheat exchanger and massive cooling pumps, rather than passively removing heatwithout any power required. This cramming technique also requires addingneutron moderating chemicals to the water to keep the fuel from overheating,even with the water cooling pumps and heat exchanger operating 24 hours aday. 

 

When spent fuel rodsare packed in tightly together, the neutrons from one rod ‘excite’ the neutronsin another rod, which causes a fission process to start happening. Fission iswhat happens in a nuclear bomb. So to keep spent fuel rods from fissioning andcreating a meltdown or explosion, they require 24 hour a day cooling ANDchemicals added to the water 24 hours  aday.

 

If either or both ofthese things stop for any reason, the spent fuel pool will melt down and/or beat a much higher risk of blowing up in a nuclear explosion. This can and doeshappen fairly rapidly. This is what happened at the Fukushima Daichi Complex,but it has effectively been covered up. 

 

What happened at Fukushima can happen anywhereelse in the world, and it will happen again, because of the same defects indesign and risk management. At Fukushima, the electricitywas out for eight hours and the reactors melted down in that time. The spentfuel pools boiled off their water and also melted down either partially orcompletely not long after that. Then these reactors and spent fuel pools wentinto uncontrolled fission reactions, spewing out deadly radiation that wentaround the world.

 

The whole industry hasbecome corrupt, dishonest and incompetent, endangering not only localcommunities and large cities, but also humanity and all life on the planet.

 

Reason #5

 

Basic design flawsat all nuclear power plants are built in and cannot easily be ‘fixed’. For example,Arnie Gunderson has stated that the Mark I reactor design is flawed anddangerous and should NEVER have been approved. There are 21 Mark I reactorsoperating in the US today and many moreoperating around the world. 


Listen to Arnie discuss the dangers of nuclear power plants and the NRC not learning any lessons from nuclear disasters such as Fukushima. 



 

Basic designs ofnuclear plants minimize the size of earthquakes and tsunamis that they aredesigned for. They may be built to resist a Level 5 earthquake, but not a Level9, which is what hit the Fukushima plant. There are even stories coming out of design engineers being forced to sign fraudulent statements that certify nuclear reactors for earthquakes, when they are actually nowhere close to being ready for an earthquake.  Large earthquakes are less common than smaller ones, but they DO happen.  Click on link to find out more about the potential fraud around earthquakes and nuclear plants. http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2012/03/12/the-fukushima-story-you-didn-t-hear-on-c


Reactors built on the ocean mayhave walls designed to counter a 5 foot Tsunami wave, but the regularoccurrence of 10-40 feet tsunamis in many areas is going to overwhelm thesewalls, just like they did at Fukushima Daichi.


As Arnie Gunderson explains,nuclear plants should be designed for a one in 2,000 year event such asearthquake or tsunami, but they are NOT. They are designed for a 20 year or 30year event. This is a basic risk that every nuclear plant has build into it,which CANNOT BE FIXED.

 

Reason #6

 

Now that nuclearplants have reached the end of their effectively and safety designed lifetimes,the NRC is approving them to run another 20 years or longer, with no changes ormodifications. In one case, A worker at one of these plants scraped some rustfrom a huge cooling pipe and the pipe sprung a huge leak, because the rust wasthe only thing keeping the pipe together.

 

The NRC is not eveninspecting them before approval. The only one they inspected as part of thisnew relicensing program was shut down. They stopped inspecting after that.  This is pure insanity. Why?

 

Licensing old wornout plants to keep going is like taking a car with 250,000 miles that has beenabused and misused, and then saying it is ok to do that (with your kids in it)for another 250,000 miles, running at 120 miles per hour. Would you trustsomeone who did not inspect, replace or repair anything in that car with your familyin it? 


According to Arnie Gunderson, these plants should never have been approved in the first place, much less be approved to run another 30 years. Then we also have the issue coming up of a state, counties and cities NOT wanting nuclear plants, but the federal government coming in and FORCING nuclear plants on these localities, despite their strenuous objections. http://fairewinds.com/content/arnie-and-maggie-talk-vermont-yankee-fukushima-and-nuclear-industry

 

Reason #7

 

Allnuclear plants release all kinds of radioactive elements just during normaloperation. ‘Recycling’ spent fuel plants like La Hague in France and Hanford in the US release massive quantities of radiation into the air and water.


CBS 60 Minutes explores the Hanford Toxic Waste Site
 http://youtu.be/aETpg6TmswQ


Studies have shown that children leaving near normally operating nuclear plants havehigher rates of cancer and other diseases. Groundwater contamination withradioactive Tritium is commonplace around nuclear power plants or research facilities. Tritium is also released into the coolingwater and air on a regular basis, as are other hazardous invisible radioactiveelements. 


Did You Know That 75% Of US Nuclear Plants Are Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply? Paul Gunter at Beyond Nuclear provides more details at; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo1Kqez3fUU  



Are Your State’s Nuclear Power Plants Leaking Radiation? Some Say It’s A Problem. 

“A typical reactor is only allowed to release about a thirtieth of a teaspoon of tritium in a whole year! A bad year is maybe a whole teaspoon of tritium. That’s how deadly this stuff is! And if that teaspoon of tritium evaporates, do you think it gets measured accurately, and properly reported? 


What it does get is a special dispensation from the NRC to release the extra tritium that year. If they leak tritium, which is almost always bound up as HTO, chances are pretty good it will evaporate, and never make it into the ground. We will breath it as water vapor. It will be in doses too low to measure accurately, thanks to all the tritium everyone is already dumping into our environment. (There is very little ‘natural’ tritium on earth at any one time.)” http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/07/13/san-onofre/ “The Perils of Tritium”


Low dose radiation released from nuclear plants is hazardous, despiteclaims to the contrary. When we could be using renewable fuels that have nosuch hazard, the choice is clear and obvious.

Theindustry has some deceptive ‘spin’ that they use to try and say all of this issafe, but Nuclear Crimes has a simple explanation that counters most of thisspin at; http://www.nuclearcrimes.org

 

Reason #8

Afteran accident happens and radiation is released, the first thing that commonlyhappens is that the public is NOT  notified of radiation release for days, weeks or even months.  The coverup of radioactive releases has consistently happened at TMI, Chernobyl and Fukushima, just to name a few.  
Whatreally happened at Fukushima?
The examples above, plus more examples such as Mayak in Russia are just the tip of the iceberg, and many more around the globe, proves that there are plenty more nuclear disasters where these came from.. 


Asa result of these nuclear accident cover-ups plus over 2,000 nuclear bomb tests, plus present day DU weapons use and tests, billions of people around the world were and still are being exposed to dangerous low level radiationwithout warning, treatment after exposure and without any advance warning notice. 





With immediate warning after a nuclear accident at a nuclear power plant, at least some people could get out of the downwind radiation being released. Even after everyone knew and wasnotified of unplanned radiation being released, no specific radiation readingsare ever released from downwind radiation monitors. The authorities may say allreleases are within ‘safety limits’. Well, let us explore what they mean whenthey utter this Bu(##(##t.

Atthe very least, not notifying people of radiation releases that may kill,sicken or harm people in a community is like performing a medical experimentwithout consent or permission on all of those people. At worst, this is a crimethat should be prosecuted. 


For more information about cover-ups at Fukushima, click on links below;
Longlife radiation contaminants 
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown?
Reason #9
Whatdoes the industry mean when they say that no one will die from a radiationrelease from a reactor meltdown, explosion or other accident? The authoritiesoften use phrases like ‘within safety limits’ or something similar. There is actually a manual that the industry uses, detailing over 30 methods to deceive the public… To find out more about the 30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone, click on;

The‘experts’ who calculate how many people will die in a nuclear plant explosionor meltdown have a specific formula that they follow every time, and it couldbe termed faux science. Here is the way they pull the wool over everyone’seyes.
Firstthe ‘experts’ come up with a ‘risk factor’ number. This number is calculated byaveraging everyone around the plant within many miles in all directions, andaveraging the ‘estimated’ and very low amount of radiation released among everyone equally. By combining all ofthese, the number is deceptively lowered to a low, low, low risk factor.
Thenext step is to get the radiation reading. This is also an average takenusually from upwind or off to one side of the reactor or the other, (if they use actual readings at all) but NEVERfrom downwind radiation meter readings. They also commonly throw out any highradiation monitor readings as being ‘false’ or ‘broken’ or ‘out of order’. Thisartificially lowers the amount of radiation to a much lower total, and alsolowers the total amount of radiation released by orders of magnitude. An estimate is all that people get. No actual  internal exposure is ever measured by independent monitors who do not have an axe to grind or profits to protect. Doctors are not trained in this and hospitals do not test for radiation, so that takes care of that subject. 
Thenthe next step is to average a ‘low’ total radiation ‘guessestimate’ among everyone around manymiles in all directions of the plant equally, instead of mainly downwind, wheremost of the radiation normall goes. This also GREATLY reduces the amount of radiation that isthen plugged into the computer that calculates risk and exposure.
Nowthe risk factor number is combined with the average radiation exposure, (bothlowered through the methods above). The time of the accident is also minimized greatly, often ignoring times of greatest radiation release, or ignoring certain events completely. 


This estimating, guessing, averaging, and downgrading everything downwards is all plugged into software in acomputer. The computer spits out the official radiation exposure that everyone wasexposed to. To no one’s surprise, what the computer comes up with is that the radiation released is most often within ‘safety limits’. The officials can now safely pronounce that no one will die or get ill from radiation, because the amounts calculated by all of this ‘massaging’ of numbers and risk are way too low. 
By ‘massaging’ and manipulating the numbers across all of theabove methods as well as some others, such as counting only exposure to one ortwo short lived radioactive elements, instead of the 1,000 elements released,and making sure that those counted are only short lived isotopes instead of ones that are around for 2 BILLION years, everything dangerous to health can be kept out of the equation. This means that liability can be avoided and no lawsuits will be successful. 


There are many opportunities for ‘massaging’ radiation numbers until they come out to say that no one died, no one was harmed and thatnuclear power is safe. To find out more about the 30 ways that the nuclearindustry uses ‘experts’ to deceive you and I, read the following;  
30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; 

 

Reason #10
The nuclear industry and regulators completelyignore and dispute that internal radiation can cause any harm. This is anotherpart of the risk model that they use, which shows that no one is harmed bynuclear plants, nuclear bombs, or by DU weapons, because internal radiation has no effect. At the same time, external exposure is manipulated until it can be shown to cause ‘no immediate harm’.  


Of course, this is mostly bogus faux science, which relies on making up stuff and ignoring all kinds ofstudies, evidence and medical research, as well as animal studies. Read thefollowing blogs for more information about this. 
Lowdose radiation dangers, lessons from Chernobyl
Fukushima Residents ReportVarious Radiation Caused Illnesses
Radiationdangers in food and water
Reason #11
It is well known thatgovernment agencies are corrupt, and the nuclear regulatory bodies are nodifferent. If this is the first time you have heard of this concept, watch thefollowing YouTube video that explains it very well.
“I AmFishead” Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths?


of this Now that we have explained how large corporations, suchas nuclear utilities often operate, let us explore the world of nuclearregulators with Dr. Chris Busby in his video;

It is a fact that most large corporations systems have elementsof sociopathy and psychopathy within their structure and operations. Is thisthe kind of structure that we want to be in charge of something that can killall of humanity when something goes wrong? (The industry admits that aboutevery 20 years, something major will go wrong).  I highly doubt most people would agree toallow these huge monopolistic corporations to control their future, if theyknew this basic fact. Many of these corporations act in a selfish way, toprotect their own interest, and enrich those at the top executive level, at theexpense of communities, states and countries.
They are actually predators in search of prey that will notfight back when ‘bled’ for profit or exploited in other ways. For humans,predatory behavior is aberrant and psychopathic and it should not be in controlof nuclear power, or nuclear bombs for that matter.
For more information see this article;
Reason #12
Einstein supposedly said that nuclear power would be the deathof humankind if we did not stop using it voluntarily.


What happens if weexperience another Level 9 earthquake in another part of the world? Whathappens if we have another Level 9 earthquake right in Fukushima? Humanity is notready for mega disasters like this. The Fukushima disaster may verywell spell the end of Japan, due to many factors,one of which is the exodus of citizens due to low dose radiation.
March 22, 2012 Next MEGAQUAKE &Axis Shift?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/march-22-2012-next-megaquake-axis-shift.html

AIf Fukushima is hit by another Level 9 earthquake, it willmore than likely collapse spent fuel pool #4, which will cause all of Japan tobecome a toxic waste zone, much more so than it is now. That is the projected consequence that the japanese government hid from the public and did not announce, which would happen if just ONE spentfuel pool out of the many at the Fukushima Daichi complex collapsed and spread all of its contents all over the ground. What happens if 2-3 or even  5 of them melt down, collapse, or explode?This could mean the end of humanity. 


People have no idea who dangerous hundreds of tons of nuclear spent fuel is, particularly the MOX fuel, which contains high amounts of plutonium in it. For more information about the dangers of MOX fuel, and the dangers of plutonium, click on this link;

Another prediction has been made in a different direction. NASAis predicting that a Super Solar Storm will potentially be generated by the sunin 2013, and it could hit Earth. What does this mean for us? This kind of SuperSolar Storm has happened before, and it hit  Earth in 1897. Read and findout what happened back then, and what might happen when it occurs again..

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html 
Bottom line; if and when this Super Solar Storm hits, all 400 nuclear plants  will more than likely melt down due to loss of power for extended periods of time. 


Wehad better get ready.. Japan was not ready forwhat hit them, and it was predicted by multiple historians, archeologists, environmentalists, ecologists, and nuclear engineers. So far, the lessons of TMI, Chernobyl, and Fukushima have NOT been learned. 


The Super Solar Storm that is coming soon is also being predicted by many scientists, ecologists, researchers and historians. The effect is has on nuclear power plants is up tous. If we get ready BEFORE it hits, we can get through it.
Ifwe do not prepare, and it hits, I fear that humanity will become extinct, dueto power loss to 400 nuclear power plants, 400 spent fuel pools and thesubsequent meltdown and/or explosion of all of these.. Not a pretty picture… 

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The Power Of Intent

“Intent is a seed in consciousness, or spirit. If you pay attention to it, it has within it the means for its own fulfillment. Intention’s infinite organizing power orchestrates countless details simultaneously.

Intent creates coincidence; it is the reason why, when you’re thinking of something, it happens. Intent is the reason why some people have a spontaneous remission or heal themselves. Intent orchestrates all the creativity in the universe.”
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FRYING DUTCHMAN humanERROR Musical Performance

One way artists and musicians are speaking out about Fukushima is to use music as a protest tool. This is one example of many. This musical performance is WELL WORTH LISTENING TO. He sings from the heart. If you are not crying by the end of this, well… watch and see what happens… 


According to the Atlantic; “Frying Dutchman, a Kyoto-based band virtually unknown a year ago, is behind what has perhaps become the anthem of the post-Fukushima youth movement. The song “humanERROR,” a poetic rant which, if nothing else, clearly articulates the narrative embraced by many Japanese, has become an internet sensation over the past three months. Organizers, concerned that people might not know how to articulate their protest on the one year anniversary of 3.11, began a campaign to get 100,000 people to play “humanERROR” on sound systems across Japan — the louder and more public the better, they explained. Sixty-seven thousand registered.”


Japanese lyrics http://fryingdutchman.jp/lyric.php#fragment-1


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Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children Now?

Title Of Video: Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children Now? (July 14, 2011)


What Are The Most Common Health Complaints After 3/11 In Fukushima Province And Japan?
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_O2j_f43P4
Interview of Mrs. Noro, on Our Planet – TV.


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An email campaign was launched by OurPlanet TV. The question was asked on the air…. What are the most common health problems experienced by people after the Fukushima nuclear disaster? Here is the breakdown of the 500 responses received from all over Japan.


Irritation in the throat
Nosebleeds, all ages, all sexes
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Pale face, dark circles under eyes
Eye swelling
Bruises
Rashes
Moles
Allergies getting worse
Diseases coming back again, after they went away
Injuries healing slowly or getting sore again, after they have healed


Mrs. Noro reports that: “The above are all body signs that are common among people who have been exposed to low dose radiation around Chernobyl, according to activist who got children out of these areas to reduce their body burdens of radiation. To go more in depth information around low dose radiation, click this link; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/low-dose-chernobyl-and-fukushima.html


Doctors in Japan have little or no training or experience in low dose radiation, (internal or external) symptoms, treatment or prevention. (Medical schools do not teach this subject in any country, including the USA.)


Commonly what happens to people if they go to the hospital with these problems is that they get diagnosed with cold or flu. They may even get a test for a bacteria or virus, but often none is found, despite diarrhea, nosebleed, or throat problem. They may go home without a diagnosis, or even with a diagnosis of a mental/stress issue. A blood test will reveal nothing unusual. If you get medicine for your diarrhea, the medicine will not help. Doctors often do not know what to do, other than to give stronger medicines and more of them.


Medical tests do not reveal the sources of these problems, and many people go home undiagnosed. If the problem is radiation, it is very common for medical tests to reveal nothing, and medicines to do almost nothing either.


This is why people go to our website and try to get more information. The Bura Bura Disease or Chernobyl Disease is common among those who have been exposed to low dose radiation. (These terms refer to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is caused by low level radiation)


However, it is important to go to a doctor and let them do what they can. Even if the diagnosis is wrong, it is important to do this, so that you have a record. (Get a copy of the records of whatever tests you got and the diagnosis received, in case they get lost). It is common for mothers to be told that it is just allergies, or that they are too nervous, or it is all stress related and such. All of these same things happened after Chernobyl with doctors in Russia and Belarus contaminated areas. 


Doctors without any training or experience in this area tend to think that radiation can ONLY result in leukemia or cancer, but nothing else, because that is the extent of their training. (They also get pressure from the industry to come up with this result)  The Japanese medical doctors who went to Chernobyl to investigate did not look at low dose internal radiation symptoms, or the bouquet of symptoms presented by low dose radiation in children. How would they be able to find these symptoms if they never look for them anywhere? If they believe that low dose internal radiation damage cannot happen, because that is what the nuclear industry believes and teaches, how can they diagnose it? 


These Japanese doctors visiting Chernobyl ONLY treated a much smaller number of children with more severe radiation symptoms and health problems, like cancer. But the problem with this approach is that the number of children with cancer is only the tip of the iceberg.


Underneath the few children that have cancer, there is a HUGE number of children who suffer and complain of fatigue for example, which is often a sign of serious thyroid diseases and problems, as well as a compromised immune system. 


Eye swelling is another common problem among children who are exposed to low dose radiation. This is most common in children who have fallen and gotten radiation exposure to their eyes, by perhaps getting sand or dust in their eyes in contaminated areas. The eyes can swell and even turn purple within a day of exposure, after they have played in a low dose radiation contaminated sandbox, or a dusty field, or a dirt playground. 


Another problem is that many people are eating radiation contaminated food, because the government ‘raised’ the ‘safe’ level of radiation in food, overnight. (There was no debate, notice or reason given for this) To read more about this issue, go to; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-contamination-standards-for.html


As this invisible and undetectable radiation contaminated food is eaten, it weakens the immune system of the body. This is why health problems get worse, more infections happen, and why allergies also get worse. Radiation acts just like a free radical, or an allergic substance that the body is then reacting against. When the body has to fight the effects of low dose radiation, it takes away energy needed for other things, like growth, immune system, healing, etc. A weakened immune system tends to cause fatigue, all by itself. (A Geiger Counter will not detect radiation contaminated food.)


Most of the emails about new and strange health problems came from Tohoku and Kanto regions, which are also the most contaminated areas. The government of Japan should be and could be doing health surveys like this, but so far, they are not. (But these low dose radiation symptoms and problems can happen anywhere, including the USA, particularly among the most vulnerable, like fetus, babies and children, or the elderly. The death rate of babies went up in the USA after Fukushima and Chernobyl, for example.) To find out more about this, go to; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html


A story being heard about children in Fukushima Province is that it is common for children to get a cold, which then rapidly progresses into pneumonia or something else so that they are constantly in and out of hospitals, where ordinarily this does not happen. But because the immune systems of children are weakened by low dose radiation contamination, this is the new normal. (Sudden deaths of infants and children for no reason is more common as well.) This is also what happened around Chernobyl. It is shocking to hear this is now happening around Fukushima, (and in places like Tokyo… see link for more information; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-from-fukushima-httpwww.html


For three years, nothing was done for the children around Chernobyl, so the Cancer rates were very high as a result of that. It would help if the government of Japan would do something much more quickly than what happened around Chernobyl in Russia, or TMI in the USA. To find out more about this, see link;  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-mile-island-coverups-exposed.html


Basically, I went to Belarus seven years ago. What I discovered there is that there were NO healthy children there. In a school with 100 children, 97-98 had health issues. The authorities said that the children only got ill due to a weakened immune system, when they got even a little stressed or if there was some mildly shocking event. These children were in a ‘grey zone’ between health and illness. Most of these children were like ticking time bombs that could go off anytime. What these children are exposed to will not go away in a few years, and the problems are getting worse, not better.  To find out more about long life radiation contaminants, see http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/93-long-lived-nuclear-elements.html


Classes were shortened to 25 minutes instead of 45 minutes, because the kids could not handle the longer classes. They got too exhausted. The result of all of these problems is that it caused many people to leave the area. Those who were most educated left first. The ones that eventually were left were the poor farmers, disabled, and poor families with many children. The ones that were left were those without means to move or make a living in another area.


Comparing Fukushima to Chernobyl is easy. Hot spots in Kanto are exactly like those in Belarus. The radiation in Fukushima is way too high, it is crazy high. Around Chernobyl, people are NOT allowed to live in areas with more than 1 mS per hour dose of radiation.


For example, a no entry zone around Chernobyl, established in 1994, and extending 30 km from the plant, would have a radiation of .232 mS per hour. =


Yet, around Fukushima, people are allowed to live and work and children play in areas with 1.3 mS per hour, which is MANY TIMES HIGHER than this exclusion/no entry zone around Chernobyl. I cannot believe that people are treated in such an inhumane way in this country of Japan.  (Authorities say Fukushima is in ‘cold shutdown’, but is it really?) See link for more information; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/fukushima-is-it-really-in-cold-shutdown.html


The safety limit of 20 milliSieverts per year for school children has not been changed since the government announced it. The typical and normal maximum is 1 milliSievert per year for citizens in other countries. The government has said it will do what it can to reduce this, but so far, nothing has changed. (This pattern of the nuclear industry and government doing nothing is the rule after every nuclear accident, and there is actually a manual with 30 ways to deceive people and/or lie to them about a nuclear accident and/or low dose radiation. For more information see; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html


Bottom line, the solution is to evacuate the children AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, not to leave them there, to suffer and get all kinds of diseases and illnesses. The adults might not be able to leave due to financial reasons, but the children should be saved at all costs. 


At an absolute minimum, children should leave for at least a month and go to a much safer area. This is also done around Belarus. Evacuations can happen on a class basis, taking a whole class of children out of the area, and leaving for an extended period of time. If they do not do this, they will face really serious consequences. 


In Belarus, the government eventually got serious and responded by establishing programs to separate children from radiation. They established ‘radiation vacation’ programs for children with the heaviest contamination, so they could lower those loads in clean areas. Or they sent them to Sanitoriums; with health programs that helped children reduce their radiation loads.


But the problem with the areas around Fukushima is so bad, that I am afraid that even these measures will not be enough. The whole area around Fukushima is like a forbidden forest, as they term it in Belarus. In Belarus, entire forests are forbidden to enter by people, because they are so radioactive. In Japan many people are living in areas where it is too dangerously radioactive for people to go in Russia. To find out more about the dangers of radioactive substances read; http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html


This problem is not confined to Fukushima Province. There are many areas with this issue. The children should be evacuated. In areas around Chernobyl, where the radiation exceeds .1 MICROSIEVERTS, children get ill. (To find out what really may have happened at Fukushima, and how this may actually be a disaster with global consequences, read http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html


Dr. Hida, MD is a medical doctor in Japan who is an expert in internal radiation exposure. He has explained that if you see BOTH nosebleeds and diarrhea, that is a CLEAR sign of internal radiation exposure. This of course means that the child in question should be getting help of some kind, and not be left in that situation. We should be overly nervous and afraid. The most important thing we can do now is to protect the children.


It is better to over react now and protect children, than do nothing and be blamed or feel guilty later for not doing anything. (SAVE THE CHILDREN.)


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Listen In; Interview With Arun Gandhi; Thursday, March 22, 2012

Listen In To Gandhi’s Total Nonviolence Message… Gandhi Will Be Speaking on Ethicsand the New Millennium
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Raw US Milk Farmer Tortured?

Are you ready to see “shocking photos of California’s 65-year-old “milk man” who was tortured in the LA County jail and barely survived 10 days in the jail system? 


These photos are completely un-altered. One was taken at a CVS pharmacy for a state ID, and the other one (on the right) was taken with an iPhone on the day of his release from jail. See the brutality of the Los Angeles “justice system” and how it aged this man 20 years in just 10 days:
http://www.naturalnews.com/035216_raw_milk_photos_prison_food.html

Oh, but here’s the best part: While California throws raw milk farmers in prison and tortures them as if they were violent criminals, France has unveiled a raw milk vending machine that dispenses raw milk directly to customers. Gosh! All this without the need for armed Sheriff’s Deputies acting out their badass power-tripping goon fantasies? Gee, what will France think of next? I mean, how can there be raw milk without government men with guns being present?”
http://www.naturalnews.com/035215_raw_milk_vending_machines_France.html

I lived for years in Germany, and we had nothing but raw milk and yogurt and cheeese, with no problems. France is apparently still living like that to this day. 


To be clear, I am not an advocate for raw milk on a factory farm basis. The problems that arise with raw milk is not from small 1-2 cow organic small ranch farmers, (like the farmer above) because they take care of their cows better than the average person takes care of their pet in most cases.  They do not allow their cows to get sick or have infections and then still milk them and sell that milk. 


Huge factory milk farms on the other hand, care more about profits than anything else. They may sell milk from sick cows, because they may count on pasteurization to ‘clean’ or sterilize the milk for them. The milk may contain pus from infections. 


Huge factory milk farms keep the cows penned up, feed them strange stuff that cows normally do not eat and free range grass is something that these cows never see. 


The difference in the quality of the milk is something that deserves debate. People who have been raised on the farm know what I am talking about, but city people, who have never lived on a farm, have no clue about the difference, and could probably care less. 


There should be a way to allow raw milk to be sold LEGALLY, for those who want to make this kind of milk and earn a living doing it, and for those who want to drink this kind of milk. Making raw milk farmers into criminals does not solve any problems, but creates many more. 


Right now, we have something that could be called a corporate dictatorship. All profits go to huge corporations, while the little guys like the one in the story above, are punished for ????what exactly? 


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Next MEGAQUAKE & Axis Shift March 22, 2012

I do not post predictions very often, but this one deserves some attention. What do you think? 

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Another prediction has been made in a different direction. NASA is predicting that a Super Solar Storm will potentially be generated by the sun in 2013, and it could hit Earth. What does this mean for us? This kind of Super Solar Storm has happened before, and it hit  Earth in 1897. Read and find out what happened back then, and what might happen when it occurs again..


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John Stossel’s Illegal Everything; What Is Left That Is Legal?

How many rules and laws do we need to protect everyone? Do we need the government to force everyone to drink ONLY pasteurized milk, ONLY eat seafood imported in forty pound boxes, (but not in plastic bags), ONLY meat from factory farms (not coops or individuals), ONLY seeds from Monsanto, (not heirloom organic seeds), ONLY drugs from Big Pharma, (but not vitamins or herbs), ONLY lemonade from grocery stores, (but not lemonade stands), just to name the tip of the iceberg. 

If you want to try and video tape anything, such as people doing things to enforce these types of laws, you are very likely to get arrested and charged with all kinds of things. If you do nothing more than protest with a sign,  you are likely to face the threat of arrest, even if you are legally doing it in a public place.
John Stossel visits Portugal where ALL DRUGS are legal. He shows that they have no problems, and much less crime and people in jail, than here in the USA. 

Nevada has legalized prostitution. There is no problem with it. Denmark has legalized prostitution and also has very liberal drug laws. There is no problem caused by getting rid of these ‘moral’ laws. 

Prohibition actually caused more problems than it solved. Prohibition against things that people are going to do as consenting ADULTS, does not work. When people try to create laws agains these things, all that happens is freedom and rights are lost, and police/churches/politicians use them to gain power and personal advantages, such as re-election, more donations, etc. 

Maybe it is time to look at freedom and democracy again. What is the meaning of freedom and democracy, if we pass more and more laws AGAINST freedom and democracy in our personal lives.

 What do we gain if we all end up unhappy, unfree and undemocratic, because we now live in a FORCED, highly moralized church based society, where everyone is forced to live a certain way, that only a small minority of people believe in? 

If laws based on morals and not harming people are what we should strive for, then we should abolish and ban alcohol, all patent drugs from doctors and pharmacies (they kill 250,000 people a year) all tobacco products (leading cause of death) and driving (also high cause of death). Are you happy yet? Maybe we should pass a law FORCING people to smile all the time, or throw them in jail if they stop smiling. That is moral, right? People SHOULD smile more. 

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How To Create And Post To A Blog From Your Cell Phone

This short YouTube Video explains how to post a blog from your cellphone, even if you do not have a blog yet. 

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Medical Fraud; How Big Is It?

“A recent episode of 60 Minutes revealed how Dr. Anil Potti, a cancer researcher at Duke University, was found to have manipulated research data to support his hypothesis, which led to over 100 terminally ill cancer patients participating in a fraudulent cancer trial. 


The real fraud, however, is revealed in Duke University’s statement that none of the trial participants were harmed—even though they died—because all of them still received “the standard of care” in chemotherapy.


The cancer paradigm is based on an archaic cut, poison, and burn approach. This is a cash cow for the drug companies, and they are working hard to protect this paradigm at all cost—even when it means sacrificing millions of lives to prevent non-patentable or otherwise inexpensive treatments from reaching the market. 

In the last few years, we’ve seen several cases of shocking medical science fraud.”

Read more and watch CBS 60 Minutes video at Dr. Mercola’s website…http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/10/chemotheraphy-is-medical-fraud.aspx?e_cid=20120310_DNL_art_1




According to  Deadly Medicine, published in Vanity Fair at;
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/01/deadly-medicine-201101
“Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas—on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese—in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn’t reach, and “mistakes” can end up in pauper’s graves? The authors investigate the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, and the U.S. Government’s failure to rein in a lethal profit machine.”

In another article, WHY DO PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS INJURE AND KILL?, at http://www.medicinekillsmillions.com/articles/pharmaceutical_drug_damage.html
“A 1994 a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that modern medicine causes 180,000 deaths each year in the USA. (1) Most of these are caused by prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. For example, a 1998 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that in 1994 in the USA, “2,216,000 hospitalized patients had serious Adverse Drug Reactions and 106,000 had fatal Adverse Drug Reactions, making these reactions between the fourth and sixth leading cause of death.” (2) In other words, modern medicine is officially considered to be a leading cause of death.

These astronomical figures, printed in a conservative medical journal, are in spite of the fact that a large number of pharmaceutical drug damages are never reported or registered.”


Now we know the problem. What is the answer? Shift the paradigm to cover herbs, vitamins, lifestyle modification and alternative medicine practicioners. The risks are much less and the results are much more permanent. We have to get away from the quick fix mentality. Taking a pill is not the answer. 

How long would the airline industry stay in business if a jumbo jet crashed EVERY DAY, KILLING EVERYONE ABOARD? Not long.. So why is the Big Pharma industry protected much more than the Mafia is from the consequences of harm caused by their products? 

In a free market, this racket would have been stopped or sued out of existence LONG AGO. It is only because this whole industry is a monopoly and hard or impossible to sue, that they continue on, while a jumbo jet a day crashes and kills everyone on board. 


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International Uranium Film Festival June 28 to July 14, In Rio

From June 28th until July 14th 2012, the second International Uranium Film Festival will take place in the famous Museum of Modern Art Cinema of Rio de Janeiro. 


The Uranium Film Festival (in Portuguese Urânio em Movi[e]mento) is dedicated to independent documentaries and movies about the whole nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, nuclear waste, atomic bombs and depleted uranium weapons.

By February 2012, the Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro has received more than 70 film entries from all over the world. The festival team and international jury are now selecting about 40 documentaries and movies for that event.

Last year “Into Eternity” by Director Michael Madsen from Denmark won the feature award of the 1st Uranium Film Festival. An impressive film, which deals with the philosophical questions of the issues concerning the permanent storage of high-level nuclear waste. The best short film was a Costa Rican production of director Pablo Ortega of the University of Costa Rica: Uranio 238: La Bomba Sucia del Pentágono, Uranium 238: The Pentagon’s Dirty Pool. 


The short film shows the horrible effects and consequences of depleted uranium ammunition used in the Balkans and in the Golf Wars. The audience award for the best short film were given to: “Césio 137. O brilho da morte”, directed by Luiz Eduardo Jorge of Brazil. 

His documentary shows the events that transpired in a real live tragedy about the release of Caesium-137 into a populated area 1987 in the city of Goiânia, Brazil. This was the worst radioactive accident in Latin America, which cost the lives of many people and the health of hundreds or possibly thousands of survivors.

Last year the “Yellow Oscar” was an aquarelle made by the Artist Rubens Maia of Santa Teresa. This year the “Yellow Oscar” will be a model of the Bonde made from recycled and re-used materials by artist Getúlio Damado from Santa Teresa. It is a homage to the last tram of Brazil that was put out of service last year because of an accident based on the lack of maintenance. 


The local population of Santa Teresa hopes to get the Bonde back as soon as possible. Nevertheless the Yellow Oscar is a bit different from the real tram, which was powered lastly with nuclear energy. The model of Artist Getúlio is powered by solar energy, which could or should be the future.

Contact:

Marcia Gomes de Oliveira

Executive Director

International Uranium Film Festival

Urânio em Movi(e)mento

www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

info@uraniumfilmfestival.org

Telefone: 21 2507 6704

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Uranium Film Festival

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SAVE THE CHILDREN Kony 2012; A Campaign And Movie;


57 MILLION people have watched this movie as of 3/8/2012.. Have you? 


“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

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Who are you to end a war? Who are you to NOT to?


It is time to stop this war… Now is the time. Let’s set a goal of seeing Kony arrested in 2012. Visualize and/or pray; see him being arrested and in jail, before the International Criminal Court. 


Due to intense public pressure, President Obama committed a small number of troops in Oct. 2011, to assist regional troops to capture and arrest Kony. It is the first time in history that this was done not for self defense, or for oil, but because it was the right thing to do. 


So far, Kony is still out there. 


How about creating a reward fund, to be paid to anyone who successfully arrests him and brings him to the ICC for justice. I think $1 million would do it, QUICKLY.

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Fukushima Residents Report Various Radiation? Caused Illnesses

Al Jazeera put out this video about Fukushima residents. They are reporting various ‘new’ illnesses, such as nausea, bleeding noses, teeth falling out, rashes, hair falling out, fatigue, and other illnesses, which may be caused by low dose internal radiation exposure. These started happening right after Fukushima melted down and exploded.


The Japanese government and nuclear ‘authorities’ say that low dose radiation exposure is ‘safe’ and will not harm anyone, although they have reduced the amount of radiation allowed in food by up to twenty times from the ‘old’ emergency ‘safe’ amount allowed. 

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The Invisible Car Of The Future; PLUS 0 Carbon Emissions


This is a really neat advertisement for a couple of reasons. First, it shows off a car of the future, with 0 emissions. It is a hydrogen fuel cell powered car, and that means it emits 0 carbon. 

But the thing that makes this video potentially viral, is that the engineers made this car ‘invisible’, using a combination of camera and LED lights. Is this the future of invisibility technology? Watch and find out… 

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck

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3/9/2012 — 7.1 magnitude earthquake in South Pacific — Vanuatu


There is more and more evidence of a solar storm/earthquake link. This large earthquake comes right on the heels of a solar storm hitting Earth. Dutch predicts that there is a high probability of another major earthquake, possibly more.

Have your emergency kit ready.. or maybe now is a good time to prepare one. After any major disaster, it takes at least a week for emergency responders to arrive with any substantial aid such as food, water, etc. Sometimes it takes up to two weeks. 

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Messages to Fukushima From People All Around The World

“An international Greenpeace alpine team delivers messages of support and hope for the victims of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi to the summit of Mt Fuji. 


Collected from thousands of people in Japan and all over the world, Greenpeace hopes that these messages will help unite the people of Japan in opposition to nuclear power, and encourage the Japanese authorities to listen to them. At the same time, another group of Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner at Lake Kawaguchiko, in the shadow of Mt Fuji.

Climbing team is comprised of eleven alpinists from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.”

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The Archbishop of Dublin Challenges Catholic Church Around Sexual Abuse Of Children

What could be worse than an adult sexually abusing children? What is worse is a priest sexually abusing children in church. What is even worse than that is covering up and hiding the sexual abuse of children (while protecting the priests involved) for many years, even after the police start investigating it and ask for evidence. Here is latest via 60 Minutes about this subject in Ireland.. 


“(CBS News) An Irishman named Diarmuid Martin says the Catholic Church in Ireland has reached a breaking point, a crisis that he says results from the sexual abuse of children by priests and the cover-up by the Church. Martin has provided tens of thousands of pages of evidence against specific priests, and his words and actions carry extraordinary weight. That’s because Diarmuid Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Bob Simon reports.”….

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57390125/the-archbishop-of-dublin-challenges-the-church/?tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

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TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous

The TSA Nude Body Scanners are worthless, useless and dangerous. Here are the reasons why. 

Violates Constitutional Rights


When the TSA Forces A 95-Year-Old Cancer Patient to Remove Adult Diaper, you know we have a problem. Whatever happened with our Constitutional Right to privacy and liberty? How did we get this far away from our Bill of Rights And Constitution? Are people really willing to give up ALL rights and all FREEDOM, just for a little false sense of security? 

Sadly, in recent polls, a majority of people ARE willing to give up all rights and freedoms in exchange for going after a few ‘terrorists’ that could easily be handled with police and law enforcement we already have in place.  Guess who is winning the war on terror? The terrorists are winning, because their goal is to get us to give up our freedoms, democracy and rights. They never even have to fire a shot or go to war. We are willingly handing them the victory.  


Dangerous to Health 


The TSA keeps assuring everyone that these scanners are ‘safe’ and harmless to health. Well, read the following articles and then decide if you agree. 

Europe has banned X Ray body scanners used at US airports. Body scanners have been controversial in the US since they were installed. But even medical specialists disagree about how dangerous they are. 
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Are full body scans safe? These machines emit a larger dose 

of radiation than the authorities are telling people about. 


Corrupts Our System Of Democracy

How did these TSA scanners come into being in the first place? Who pushed them? Who got a large amount of money to make it all happen? The answer may surprise you

The Bizarre Tale of Graft and Sleazy Political Opportunism That Brought Us the ‘Porno Scanners’ | .. http://bit.ly/zjPtSk

Useless To Prevent REAL Terrorists

Finally, we find out that TSA scanners are actually WORSE than the old style metal detectors. Watch this video and you will be amazed at what you find out. So why are we all subjected to radiation and giving up our liberty? Remind me again? Cause I just do not get it… 


Two Sets Of Rules; One For Them, Another For Us


There are more and more exceptions to the law requiring everyone to go through the scanners or get a good groping, especially around the groin area. Our politicians and airline pilots no longer have to go through either line. Both of these groups initially had to go this process, just like everyone else. Some of them even got on the ‘terrorists watch list’. 


What is stopping terrorists from pretending to be a pilot or putting on some good wig and use fake politician ID, just to get past the screening? The following story is about House Speaker Boehner, and how he bypasses the screening entirely. I am assuming that includes all of his staff and entourage as well? Anyway, this all amounts to one set of rules for one ‘special’ class of people, and another completely different set of rules for everyone else. 


Incoming Speaker Boehner Avoids Airport Pad-Down By THE ASSOCIATED PRESShttp://www.usenetmessages.com/view.php?c=society&g=4799&id=511400&p=0

The Answer? 

 


“Israel’s national airline hasn’t had a terror incident for decades – it’s considered one of the safest worldwide. That’s because Israel employs unconventional methods that include profiling. When the U.S. TSA began implementing body scans and searches, a call for Israeli tactics to be implemented arose.”
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Solar Industry Jobs Grew 6.8% in 2011, Estimate 24% In 2012

The National Solar Jobs Consensus of 2011, showed that in the past year alone, solar jobs have been growing at a rate of 6.8%.  They forecast that in 2012, solar jobs will increase by 24% 


Meanwhile, the carbon fuel industry job market is shrinking by 2% in 2011. The moral of the story is, if you are looking for a job, get trained for renewable energy jobs. 


Don’t try to hang on to a career that is on the downslide. 


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Los Angeles Nuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up

Did you know that the Los Angeles-area had a nuclear plant meltdown not too long ago? It was 300 times worse than Three Mile Island, but the whole thing was covered up. 

Even today, Cesium-137 is still being found up to 1,000 times higher than standard. Plutonium is also being detected. 

This nuclear plant was located between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. For more information and documentary videos, go to; 

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47 US Nuclear Reactors Don’t Meet Fire Regulations

According to the Union Of Concerned Scientists, 47 US nuclear reactors — nearly half of the 104 nuclear plants operating in the United States today — still do not comply with fire regulations established by the NRC in 1980 and amended in 2004. Link



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On 3/11; 14 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Affected; Coverup?

“According to Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), the (3/11) earthquake and subsequent tsunami affected fourteen nuclear reactors at four sites along the eastern coast – the Fukushima Daiichi site (six reactors), Fukushima Daini site (four reactors), the Ongawa [sic] site (three reactors) and the Tokai site (one reactor).”


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What does this tell us about the safety of the nuclear industry? What does this tell us about the truthfulness and honesty of the mass media? 


What is REALLY going on over in Japan at all of these nuclear power plants? 


Why does there seem to be a complete suppression of all news coverage about this?


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X Class Solar Flare To Hit Earth; Communication Disruption, Power Failures Possible

“This makes TWO large X-class solar flares in the past 2 1/2 days — both earth directed… Solar flares of this size can cause communication disruption, power grid failures, and aurora borealis in places further south than normal. You can see the flare on the SDO site:” To watch video;

The Today Show talked about this solar flare a few minutes ago, They said this solar flare was big enough to knock out all radio communications globally, if we took a direct hit. However, this one will probably only be a glancing blow. In the grand scheme of things, this is only a smallish solar flare. The sun actually generates much bigger ones on a regular basis. 


To find out more about how a Super Solar Storm can ruin our day, and how we are NOT ready for that yet, read the following blog post….


Super Solar Storm Predicted To Hit 2013; Carrington Effect, Year Long Power Blackouts; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html

Also, see this prediction for March 22nd, 2012…. Super Earthquake prediction…
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/march-22-2012-next-megaquake-axis-shift.html

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