There is no solution for nuclear disasters. And there are plenty of nuclear disasters to go around. If you doubt this, see the related articles section below. Most, if not all of them have been covered up, denied or spun by the nuclear industry to the point where most people think there are NO disasters, and nobody has suffered or died from them.
Whether a person believes the nuclear industry spin, the bottom line of nuclear disasters is that there is NO SOLUTION for them.
Once the 1,000 plus radioactive substances leave the building, there is NO SOLUTION. The industry is having about one nuclear accident every year. A major nuclear accident happens about every 20 years, making large areas that were inhabited by humans (and sometimes still are) permanently contaminated with radioactive and toxic substances.
The whole industry leaves behind toxic nuclear waste from beginning of the process to the end.
Mining uranium? Toxic waste is left over. Lots of carbon fuels which cause climate change are used to access and process ore.
Refining urarium ore? Massive amounts of global warming gases are leaked into atmosphere; pollution, and massive amounts of climate changing electricity is the result.
Nuclear power plants? They leak all kinds of radioactive substances from beginning to end of their lifespan, and release massive amounts of heated water, which contributes to global warming.
Nuclear waste? No answer exists, and the danger posed by it, can mean the extinction of all life on Earth, if any accident happens around spent fuel pools.
Rachel Maddow reports on this basic, fundamental FACT, that no solution exists for nuclear power toxic waste leftovers….
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“Red Gate Woods is a forest preserve within the Palos Division of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County,Illinois. Located within the preserve is the original site of Argonne National Laboratory and the Site A/Plot M Disposal Site, which contains the buried remains of Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first nuclear reactor.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Gate_Woods
“The Chicago Pile I reactor was a pile of uranium and graphite blocks, assembled under the supervision of the renowned physicist Enrico Fermi, in collaboration withLeó Szilárd, discoverer of the chain reaction.
It contained a critical mass of fissile material, together with control rods, and was built as a part of the Manhattan Project by the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.
The shape of the pile was intended to be roughly spherical, but as work proceeded Fermi calculated that critical mass could be achieved without finishing the entire pile as planned.
A labor strike prevented construction of the pile at the Argonne National Laboratory, so Fermi and his associates Martin Whittaker and Walter Zinn set about building the pile (the term “nuclear reactor” was not used until 1952) in a rackets court under the abandoned west stands of the university’s Stagg Field (in the middle of a city).
The pile consisted of uranium pellets as a neutron-producing “core”, separated from one another by graphite blocks to slow the neutrons. Fermi himself described the apparatus as “a crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers.”
The controls consisted of cadmium-coated rods that absorbed neutrons. Withdrawing the rods would increase neutron activity in the pile, leading to a self-sustaining chain reaction. Re-inserting the rods would dampen the reaction.
On December 2, 1942, CP-1 was ready for a demonstration. Before a group of dignitaries, a young scientist named George Weil worked the final control rod while Fermi carefully monitored the neutron activity. The pile reached “criticality” or a self-sustaining reaction at 15:25. Fermi shut it down 28 minutes later.
After the first self-sustained nuclear chain reaction was achieved, a coded phone call was made by one of the physicists, Arthur Compton, to James Conant, chairman of the National Defense Research Committee. The conversation was in impromptu code:
“ Compton: The Italian navigator has landed in the New World.Conant: How were the natives?Compton: Very friendly. ”
Unlike most reactors that have been built since, this first one had no radiation shielding and no cooling system of any kind. Fermi had convinced Arthur Compton that his calculations were reliable enough to rule out a runaway chain reaction or an explosion.
The official historians of the Atomic Energy Commission later noted, the “gamble” remained in conducting “a possibly catastrophic experiment in one of the most densely populated areas of the nation!”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1
Operation of CP-1 was terminated in February 1943. The reactor was then dismantled and moved to Red Gate Woods, the future site of Argonne National Laboratory, where it was reconstructed using the original materials, plus an enlarged radiation shield, and renamed Chicago Pile-2 (CP-2). CP-2 began operation in March 1943 and was later buried at the same site, now known as the Site A/Plot M Disposal Site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1
Who cares if the drinking water is polluted for a large city for the next BILLION years with long lived radiation contaminants?
What matters is technology and winning against that evil dreaded Communist boogeyman.
Now fast forward to today. Why are Communist China and Communist Vietnam our most favored trading nations today? Why did President Bush visit these two nations and set up that most favored trading nation status? Why did we export all of our highest paying jobs to them, if it is all about winning against them head to head? Does that not seem like we are letting THEM win?
Hmmmmmmm… think about it….. If an answer is not clear yet, please read the corporation articles below in the related links section.
The movie Radium City explores the coverup and negative health effects of radium resulting from radium businesses that were present in Ottowa, Illinois as well as other locations for many years.
People back then (and even today) were taught to not talk about their problems or about things that were bothering them. People and children were taught to never complain. People were taught to respect their bosses, and not talk back or argue with them, even if they disagreed with them.
Everyone kept quiet and did not talk about what they knew, even if what they knew meant lives could be saved. This air of secrecy kept the problems associated with radium facilities in the dark and out of sight, despite the fact that many people in town, starting with radium workers, were getting sick and dying.
None of these workers were advised to wear gloves or to use any type of protective equipment. None of them were told about the dangers of radiation. Many of them died or had severe health problems as a result of working in these plants.
Wikipedia also goes into the precautions one should take around Radium. It says that; “Radium is highly radioactive and its decay product, radon gas, is also radioactive. Since radium is chemically similar to calcium, it has the potential to cause great harm by replacing calcium in bones. Exposure to radium can cause cancer and other disorders, because radium and its decay product radon emit alpha particles upon their decay, which kill and mutate cells. The dangers of radium were apparent from the start. The first case of so-called “radium-dermatitis” was reported in 1900, only 2 years after the element’s discovery. The French physicist Antoine Becquerel carried a small ampoule of radium around in his waistcoat pocket for 6 hours and reported that his skin became ulcerated. Marie Curie also had a similar incident in which she experimented with a tiny sample that she kept in contact with her skin for 10 hours and noted how an ulcer appeared, although not for several days. Handling of radium has also been blamed for Madam Curie’s death due to aplastic anemia. Stored radium should be ventilated to prevent accumulation of radon. Emitted energy from the decay of radium also ionizes gases, affects photographic plates, and produces many other detrimental effects – to the extent that at the time of the Manhattan Project in 1944, the “tolerance dose” for workers was set at 0.1 microgram of ingested radium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium
|Historic name||Symbol, present name|
|Radium emanation||222Rn, radon-222|
|Radium A||218Po, polonium-218|
|Radium C||214Bi, bismuth-214|
|Radium C1||214Po, polonium-214|
|Radium C2||210Tl, thallium-210|
|Radium D||210Pb, lead-210|
|Radium E||210Bi, bismuth-210|
|Radium F||210Po, polonium-210|
“Eric Koepf has designed a reactor that combines zinc oxide powder, solar rays and water to derive hydrogen as a storable energy source. Most intriguing, it’s thought that the zinc oxide byproduct from the reaction will be reusable — a potential gateway to sustainable energy. Koepf will spend the next six weeks in Zurich at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where his reactor prototype will be put through its paces to determine its efficiency and effectiveness. If successful, his advisors envision that one day, we may see giant versions of Koepf’s reactors producing hydrogen on an industrial scale. We certainly won’t fault them for dreaming big.”
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Student designs hydrogen reactor, fueled by sun and water; via A Green Road Blog
This lady sounds like she is attending nuclear school, where she is being ‘trained’ in the safety of all things nuclear. She says she is a ‘student’, so I am making some assumptions here.
In the eyes of all colleges where they teach ‘experts’ who will join the nuclear industry, they tell their students over and over that; radiation causes no harm, and the more of it you get, the better your health will be, as Ann Coulter does here, by saying that radiation has beneficial effects. They call it Hormesis. People pay good money to be exposed to high doses of radiation on beaches, in caves, and I am assuming at places like Chernobyl, Fukushima, and nuclear bomb test sites.
Never mind that Madam Curie died of radiation poisoning. “Eve Curie, in her biography of her mother, described an “odd joy” her parents exhibited when they discovered that radium would, belatedly, burn “gaping holes” in their flesh and cause a painful inflammation in their fingers.
Pierre Curie presented a paper in 1901 to the Academie Francaise. The following is a short excerpt from within its pages. …After exposure to the rays (of radium) the skin became red …; it looked like a burn, but was scarcely painful. After several days the red area without enlarging grew redder; on the twentieth day scabs formed and when they fell away the let a deep wound …; healing of the epidermis first began on the forty-second day ….
… Mme. Curie carried a few centigrams of the very active substance in a sealed tube and received similar burns…. One exposure of less than half an hour … resulted in a red spot for fifteen days later, that took fifteen more days to heal.
… we have suffered from various changes in our hands during researches…. The skin of the hands scales; the tips of the fingers come into contact with tubes or capsules that contain very active preparations become hard and sometimes extremely painful; one o us had inflamed fingertips for a fortnight, which subsided with scaling, but at the end of two months were still painful.”
Never mind, that glowing radium licking watch dial makers and radium ‘health’ drinking individuals came down with excess rates of cancers and health problems of all kinds.
These excess rates of cancers, other diseases and deaths caused these ‘natural’ substances to be BANNED from public use. The complete movie Radium City is available here;
A few brave people fighting the corporations and nuclear industry exposed the dangers of exposure to ‘natural’ radioactive substances such as radium, just like lead, mercury and other toxic, dangerous substances have been exposed and are now considered to be ‘not healthy’.
But some people still claim even today, that you should drink this radioactive stuff, eat more of it, and bathe in it to improve your health. Go figure.
In addition to working with highly toxic bare, exposed lead bricks, this same lady is collecting highly radioactive rocks that glow in the dark, and cause readings of 800 millisieverts on her radiation detector when it is held close to it.
How is this any different from uranium miners who are exposed to radiation from uranium ore mining?
Congress has established a special fund to pay all of the US uranium miners involved who apply, because it was found that they got cancers at a very high rate. Now they are being compensated for all of their suffering. If you want to know more about the sad story of all the uranium miners, see related articles below.
If you are going to be a Juror soon or will be one eventually, know what POWER you hold and Your RIGHTS. Do not let the JUDGE take this or DISREGARD the JURY’S POWER.
IT’S YOUR DUTY AND YOUR OBLIGATION TO KNOW AND EXCERCISE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
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Secret Jury Rights And Ignored Constitutional Duty
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Walmart hasn’t rejected Monsanto’s GE sweet corn
April 3, 2012
Walmart is a corporate giant that cares more about its profits than listening to its customers. Food and Water Watch and our allies have delivered Walmart nearly half a million petitions, 8,500 calls, andour supporters held events at more than 150 Walmart stores all over the country and posted thousands of comments on Walmart’s Facebook page. Still, Walmart has refused to reject Monsanto’s sweet corn.
In response to consumer concerns, Walmart is hiding behind a misleading statement that they don’t “specifically source” genetically engineered foods. No one had said that Walmart is going to specifically order Monsanto’s GE sweet corn, but unless Walmart takes affirmative steps to prevent it from coming into its stores, it is likely to be sold intermixed with regular corn, unlabeled and leaving consumers in the dark. It’s time we tell Walmart that we won’t buy their lies and we won’t buy their sweet corn.
I received this letter from Walmart last week saying that they do not “specifically source” genetically engineered foods, but let’s be honest, that means absolutely nothing, and it’s not good enough:
Monsanto’s new genetically engineered sweet corn could be planted this spring, which means that it could be in stores this summer. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and General Mills have all made the commitment not to sell Monsanto’s sweet corn, but it looks like since Walmart will not reject this corn by specifically saying they will not purchase it, the corn could be on their shelves this summer.
We’ll be delivering these emails directly to Walmart to let them know about all the potential customers they’re losing.
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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts has reported the first large study which confirms what has been said from day one, on 3/11/2011, that Fukushima could be a major long term life extinction event, rather than how it is portrayed now; as a minor 10% of Chernobyl type of accident.
According to the study, there are major genetic changes happening in ocean life forms 600 miles out from Fukushima. This was discovered through the many buoys put out by Woods Hole. They found due high radiation levels in ocean water far away from Fukushima, which in turn caused massive genetic changes in ocean creatures.
(Warning; the following videos contain adult language.)
A Fukushima Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Has Been Confirmed 4/4/12 kevin d. blanch:
http://youtu.be/84pszFh7n9U via @youtube
In the next video below, Kevin reports that radioactive contaminated fish are being exported to other countries from Japan, without radiation testing on either end (and that eating these fish causes harm.)
Kevin is reporting that these fish test 37 times HIGHER than the emergency safety limits allowed for people in Japan, the few times that they were tested.
The Japanese are desperate for money… where will they get it? They are in deeper debt than the Greeks, who are toasted and roasted financially speaking. Now Fukushima is putting a financial nail in their coffin.
No wonder the government is telling everyone it is safe to move back to Fushima. Could they be telling anyone anything to get the least bit of money short term, and avoid legal costs and damages long term? Time will tell.
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Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
|Medical insanity: Babies now being treated with dangerous diabetes drugs before they’re even born
(NaturalNews) In Britain, drug companies are now pushing for children to be dosed with potentially dangerous diabetes drugs before they’re even born! It’s just the latest example of medical insanity in a world experiencing a runaway diabetes…
|FDA says fresh milk is dangerous, but chemical BPA is perfectly safe!
(NaturalNews) The FDA, the organization that conspired with California bureaucrats to attack raw milk distribution centers over the past two years, has just announced it will not ban BPA. The FDA says there isn’t enough evidence of BPA being harmful…
|78 percent increase in childhood autism rates over past decade coincides with sharp uptick in vaccination schedules
(NaturalNews) The rate of autism among American children has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), jumping from about one in 150 children back in 2000…
|BASF gives up on pushing GMOs in Europe, moves operations to US where ‘Frankenfoods’ are not labeled
(NaturalNews) The latest health freedom victory in Europe means more toxic “Frankenfoods,” aka genetically-modified (GM) crops, for the United States. EurActiv.com reports that Germany-based biotechnology giant BASF is officially calling it quits…
|The moral collapse of Western Medicine
(NaturalNews) How in the world did the U.S. change from having the best scientists in the world who were discovering vitamins, minerals, vaccines and cures for disease, to modern times, where the only medicine available is toxic with horrific side…
|Oregano is a healing herb and natural anti-biotic
(NaturalNews) Oregano is a wonderful, aromatic herb that is native to the Mediterranean. It is thought to have originated in the mountainous regions of Greece, Turkey and Italy. It was named by the Ancient Greeks “Mountain Joy.” Oregano is one of the…
|Baby receives cocktail of seven vaccines, loses ability to speak, recovers with homeopathic shock remedies
(NaturalNews) Baby Irene’s dad agreed with his homeopathic physician, Hannah Eagle, about the dangers of vaccines. He certainly did not plan on vaccinating his 4-month old daughter. On December 4, 2011, however, under a tremendous amount of pressure from…
|Dirty kids are healthy kids – the Hygiene Hypothesis
(NaturalNews) Here’s a concept that most parents will find a little hard to believe: new research shows that it’s possible kids can be too clean. You read that right. That’s because all of the soap dispensers, hand sanitizers and alcohol…
|Reverse cataracts naturally to avoid surgery
(NaturalNews) Cataracts are common occurrences among aging humans and often their pets. They can occur among younger humans also. The symptoms are cloudy vision, extreme glare sensitivity, with a sense of trying to see in heavy fog under certain lighting…
|Still looking for a cure to allergies? Ayurveda offers an alternative solution
(NaturalNews) Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, has some great advice for seasonal allergy sufferers who would like to eliminate the root cause of symptoms. The solution lies in the connection between the gut and the immune system. When digestive…
|Antidepressant drug sales plummet as patents expire and patients flee to safer alternatives
(NaturalNews) The market for antidepressant drugs is quickly drying up as patents on long-time blockbusters like Lexapro, owned by Forest Laboratories, and Seroquel, owned by AstraZeneca, continue to expire. And because they are unable to develop new…
The current sarcophogus is shown above, along with a short video of what the workers have to put up with just to keep it from collapsing in on itself. Ukraine is spending a huge percentage of its total yearly budget on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident. Because this leaking steel shield is at the end of its life, it needs a new ‘lid’ put over it.
“The ruined nuclear reactor at Chernobyl is to be sealed within a 20,000-tonne steel shield designed to prevent any further radiation from escaping for 100 years. It would be large enough to enclose St Paul’s Cathedral in London, or the Statue of Liberty. “
The total costs to build and move this arch over the grave of a Chernobyl reactor are estimated to be 1.8 BILLION Dollars. My bet is that this will double or more before they are done.
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
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.”
Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous
Broken Rainbow – Part 1 of 7
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US ranks 5th inExecutions; With Iraq, China, Russia
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.”
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
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.
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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What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life; via A Green Road Blog
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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?
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.”
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.
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:
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.” 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.” 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.”
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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Trayvon Martin; Brutal Murder, or Justified Defense of Life?
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 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.”
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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)
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.”
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.
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…
“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.
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.
“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.
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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Finally, there is a financial reason to cut death penalties, especially in a time of financial crisis.. Here is the financial reason why death penalties should be abolished;
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US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia; via A Green Road Blog
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.”
Subtitles by Jerry Sa, translation by Steven Muschalik
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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Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
For more information on plutonium and uranium contamination, read…
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?
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.
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:
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 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.
Coverup In Progress?
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
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
“Radioactive substances released into the air from the mining of uranium will include: U-238, Th-232 & Rn-222.
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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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.
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.
A day of all air traffic in the air, over the entire world
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.
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.
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Radioactive Bananas? Peeling The Mystery
“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.
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La Hague; France’s Nuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html
“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
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. This area is usually referred to as the East-Ural Radioactive Trace (EURT).
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.
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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.”
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.
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. “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.”
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”.
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.
According to Gyorgy, 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.[16
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Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
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Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup?
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Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?
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).
“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.”
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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Depleted Uranium (DU) Dangers And Effects On The Human Body, via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html
“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.
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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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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.
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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.
Please join us for a special, one-hour discussion examining the key issues surrounding nuclear power in the United States and policy recommendations for making nuclear power safer, more secure, and better regulated.
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Aging Reactors, Lies, Deceptions, Profits And Earthquakes
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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