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How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima?


In this article and video, we will explore how dangerous plutonium is for you and your family. We will also explore what happened at Fukushima, in relation to plutonium nano particle releases. This vital information is NOT being covered in the mass media anywhere in the world. The nuclear industry and pro nuclear apologists definitely do not want you to know about it, so if you are ready, let’s learn all about plutonium health hazards. 

LINK TV, Oct. 21 — Dr. Helen Caldicott appeared on the LINK TV program Earth Focus to discuss the Fukushima crisis and other nuclear issues. Her expertise is listed below. http://www.linktv.org/video/6986/dr-helen-caldicott-on-fukushima-and-the-perils-of-nuclear-power
Dr. Helen Caldicott MD received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978. She worked to establish the group International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
[Rough Transcript of Video Above By Dr. Caldicott]
The problem with (govt/military) plutonium studies is that they did not seem to focus on ANY children. According to Dr Caldicott, children are 20 times (to 2,000 times for eggs/sperm) more sensitive to radiation than adults. This makes all of the studies on adults worthless, because none of the adult studies can be applied to children or babies, much less a fetus or an egg/sperm.
According to Dr. Caldicott, in a normal fetus a tiny particle of plutonium can lodge in the brain while it is developing. In a fetus, plutonium can and WILL destroy the genetic material that will develop into the right brain for example.

Plutonium has extreme teratogenasis properties, meaning it has severe and negative effects on eggs, sperm and developing fetuses.
For this reason, pro nuclear industry apologists will NEVER show or do studies around how plutonium affects a human fetus, babies or children, because it would be deadly for their positive public relations PR, pro nuclear campaign. They KNOW what results they would get if they somehow could get permission to let infants or babies inhale plutonium dust or somehow get permission from someone to inject plutonium into the sperm sack or ovaries. 

We doubt very much that such a scientific study could even be carried out, because the results with animals indicate 100% mortality. An experiment likes this would be unethical and will more than likely never be performed.
According to Dr Caldicott MD, plutonium has an affinity for the testicles in men, and lodges next to the sperm production area of the male reproductive system, destroying or damaging the genetic structure of the sperm, which then produces defective human babies. Plutonium is mutagenetic.
She reports it can take up to twenty generations for recessive genetic tendencies to express themselves, so the danger of plutonium is not just focused on this present generation which is exposed to this deadly substance.
We also have to ask at what dose will plutonium breathed in or lodged into a place where it is either next to or inside of a human egg or sperm, where it can and will cause the genetic damage of a sperm or egg. One .5 microgram amount of plutonium is small enough to fit inside of a cell, or in between cells, where it can cause lifelong suffering or death of a fetus, baby or later on in life from some genetic disease (pick one of 2,600). This serves as a quick view into the nano world of plutonium, so now let’s dive in deeper and explore this subject in some detail.
HOW DANGEROUS ARE NANO SIZED ‘HOT” PARTICLES OF PLUTONIUM?
So how much plutonium does it take to cause a cancer? 

“In 1944, J. Robert Oppenheimer concluded: Interpretation of Dr. Hamilton’s data on rats in terms of humans indicates that 50-100 micrograms of plutonium [3.3-6.6 uCi Pu-239] in the skeletal system is the lethal dose. Calculations of the dangerous dose of plutonium in lung tissue leads to answers between 0.5-5.0 micrograms [.033-.33 uCi of Pu-239] depending on the assumptions which have been made. [Oppenheimer to Hempelman, August 16, 1944http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/radiation/dir/mstreet/commeet/meet7/brief7/tab_g/br7g

However, Robley Evans had concluded by 1944 that data extrapolated from rats to humans was unreliable because rats could tolerate higher rates of radium than humans. (R. Evans, Amer J Roentgen and Rad Ther LII, October 1944) Evans subsequently focused on retrospective studies of radium dial painters.”

So if the fatal doses for humans from plutonium are lower than what has been discussed between researchers above, how much lower are they than .5 micrograms, as a FATAL DOSE?
Let us start with .5 MICROGRAMS dose and explore that a bit. How can we visualize .5 of a Microgram, which is MUCH smaller than a MILLIGRAM, and MUCH, MUCH smaller than a Gram? Let’s start down the scale of measurements to get some idea of how small a Microgram is.
1 teaspoon is 5 grams and it is also 500 milligrams 
500mg equals .10 of a teaspoon
500 Micrograms = .5 milligram
100 micrograms = 0.1 milligrams
.5 micrograms = 0.0005 milligrams
1 microgram is = to 0.000000035 ounce, and that also equals I MICRON

1 mi·cro·gram
 = a unit of mass or weight equal to one millionth of a gram. This measurement unit is used chiefly in microchemistry. The Symbol: ?g stands for 1 microgram, or 1 micron .(This term is often used in nanotechnology, in air pollution laws/rules, as well as in research about radioactive dusts and gases released from nuclear accidents. )
So now that we know that this size of nano particle is very small, let’s find out just how dangerous nano particles are, without plutonium being involved in this at all.

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many health professionals, and, of course, the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services are all very concerned about particulate pollution. In fact, the concern about particulates is related to their very small size.

Since the late 1970’s, we only monitored particulate matter pollution that was 10 microns in diameter or less, called PM 10. A micron (or 1 micrometer) is a millionth of a meter. To give you an idea of how small PM 10 is, the dot above the letter “i” in a typical newspaper measures about 400 microns! 

PM 10 particles are small enough to be inhaled and accumulate in the respiratory system. In the last decade, health studies indicated that particles even smaller than PM 10 can cause even more health problems than larger particles that are actually visible! 

Now, in addition to monitoring PM 10, scientists and technicians monitor fine particles called PM 2.5, these particles measure 2.5 microns in diameter or smaller, or about 1/10,000 of an inch. These tiny particles are about 30 times smaller than the width of a hair on your head! These tiny particles are small enough to get inhaled past our defensive nose hairs and into our lungs. 

But it doesn’t stop there! A PM 2.5 nano particle can pass from our lungs into our blood supply and be carried throughout our bodies.” http://www.hcdoes.org/airquality/monitoring/pm.htm

This is an important point… A .5 micron size dust particle is also equal to a .5 micrometer dust particle of plutonium. The EPA said that this size of particle is dangerous, because it is small enough to get into the lungs, and then go directly into the bloodstream from there, bypassing the filters in the nose and sinuses and avoiding the mucus that normally protects us from larger dust particles.

“As you have just found out in the section above, some tiny pieces of particulate matter, PM 2.5, are small enough to pass from our lungs to our bloodstream”, such as the .5 micron size particle of plutonium. http://www.hcdoes.org/airquality/monitoring/pm.htm

A small particle (we are not even talking about plutonium or other radioactive substance) inhaled into the lungs with normal breathing either inside or outside the house,  “can alter the body’s defense systems against foreign materials, damage lung tissues, aggravate existing respiratory and cardiovascular disease, and can lead to cancer. 

In some cases, PM exposure can even lead to premature death. Adverse health effects have been associated with exposures to PM over both short periods (such as a day) and longer periods (a year or more). The people who are most at risk are people with asthma, influenza, lung, heart, or cardiovascular disease, the elderly, and children.”http://www.hcdoes.org/airquality/monitoring/pm.htm

WHY ARE NANO PARTICLES SO DANGEROUS?

“The human immune system developed in a time and environment where dust was made of large particles. Humans have developed a means of protecting themselves against these large particles. Particles larger than 10 microns generally get caught in the nose and throat, never making it as far as the lungs. Unfortunately, more recent human activity has created many particles that are much smaller, which can make it past our natural defenses, and can enter our systems. Normal particles produced by Nature are larger than 10 microns, and the human lungs in the body are built with defensive mechanisms to filter out these larger particles.

This is why particles smaller than 10 microns are often called “inhaleable particulates” and are regulated by the USEPA. Particles that are smaller than 5 microns can get into the bronchial tubes and the top of the lungs. Particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter can get into the deepest portion of the lungs where the gas exchange occurs between the air and blood stream. These are the dangerous particles because the body has no efficient mechanisms for removing them. (You can also imagine what happens if even .5 of one micron sized nano particle of toxic and radioactive plutonium gets down into this region, can’t you?)

New studies have shown that there is an 18% increase in deaths from heart disease among people with long term exposure to particulate matter. “It’s very different from what we thought previously,” said professor and epidemiologist Arden Pope of Brigham Young University, who led the study. While exposure clearly impacts the lungs, “long-term, chronic exposure to air pollution seems to manifest more in cardiovascular disease than it does in respiratory disease.”

This study shows the biological mechanism by which long-term exposure to tiny-particle pollution can actually lead to ischemic heart disease, which causes heart attacks, as well as irregular heart rhythms, heart failure and cardiac arrest. The key is inflammation, Pope said. While strong bouts of pollution can make breathing hard and increase respiratory problems, they also provoke low-grade pulmonary inflammation, accelerating the development of atherosclerosis – a leading cause of heart disease – and altering heart function.”http://www.hcdoes.org/airquality/monitoring/pm.htm

So what have we learned so far? We have learned that small nano sized particles of human made pollution are hazardous to health, and can cause serious illnesses and death without even talking about radiation or heavy metal toxins such as plutonium or uranium for example. 
So let us explore, again without even getting into radioactive substances released from reactor accidents, what effect small nano particles have when they are concentrated in one place…

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for particulate matter provides information on the health effects of different levels of particulate in the air.

Air Quality Index (AQI): Particulate Matter (PM)

This is what you will see on the nightly news.. the reporter will talk about these numbers and tell you to stay inside or that it is OK to come outside and work/play. 

101 – 150
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should limit prolonged exertion.
People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit outdoor exertion.

151 – 200
Unhealthy
People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should avoid prolonged exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged exertion.
People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially the elderly and children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

201 – 300
Very Unhealthy
People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should avoid any outdoor activity; everyone else should avoid prolonged exertion.
People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid any outdoor activity; everyone else, especially the elderly and children, should limit outdoor exertion.

301 – 500
Hazardous
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.

Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should remain indoors.

* PM has two sets of cautionary statements, which correspond to the two sizes of PM that are measured:

• Particles up to 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) 
• Particles up to 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10)
**
• An AQI of 100 for PM2.5 corresponds to a PM2.5 level of 40 micrograms per cubic meter (averaged over 24 hours). 
• An AQI of 100 for PM10 corresponds to a PM10 level of 150 micrograms per cubic meter (averaged over 24 hours).  

According to yahoo answers; “Total Inhalable Dust: This is the fraction of airborne particles which enters the nose and mouth during normal breathing. It is made up of particles of 100 microns diameter and less. This dust fraction is required to be measured in many European jurisdictions.

Thoracic Dust: This is the fraction approximately 10 microns diameter and less. This is also referred to as the PM10 in the USA. This fraction will pass through the nose and throat, and reach into the lungs.

Respirable Dust: This fraction is the particles approximately 5 microns and less. It certainly penetrates into the gas exchange region of the lungs, and is therefore the most hazardous particulate size. This fraction is required to be measured in many European jurisdictions.

DUST IN THE WORKPLACE: For many nuisance type dusts the occupational limits are around 10mg/m3 for total dusts and 5 mg/m3 for respirable or PM10 dusts. These are normally measured with small air sampling pumps running for a number of hours, or a quick measure of relative dust levels can be obtained by using a light scattering dust meter.”

So what have we learned from this section? We have learned that scientists have found a DIRECT link between more diseases and higher death rates when the particulate levels go up. These researchers have come up with a graph that illustrates this relationship. Again we are talking about just ordinary particulates, not radioactive and toxic heavy metal particulates and gases.

But now we can also start to see how and why the scientific evidence for the harm caused by nano radioactive particles such as cesium iodine, plutonium and uranium, plus 900 other ones, all released after a nuclear accident, in a massive INSIVIBLE cloud of particulates, may apply and be real, rather than imagined, as the pro nuclear apologists claim. 

EXTREME DANGERS OF SPECIFIC NANO PARTICLES

In a typical puff of a cigarette in the UK, it contains about “1.5 Micrograms of nitrogen monoxide”. The nitrogen monoxide cannot be seen, tasted, smelled or felt.  This nitrogen dioxide amount inhaled with EVERY BREATH of a cigarette is three times more than the amount we are talking about which is fatal if inhaled in a human lung when it comes to a plutonium nano particle, coming from a reactor fire or melt down/ melt through. http://books.google.com/books?id=LFBHAX6yzMoC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=.5+micrograms+equals+how+many+microns&source=bl&ots=zVlAkVc7kI&sig=GzAHEaxDopmnMAwXo73czWRvik0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WhlIT_ThIY2NigK4lIHbDQ&ved=0CG0Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=.5%20micrograms%20equals%20how%20many%20microns&f=false

MERCURY/THIMERISOL

According to the EPA, 200 micrograms of mercury would fit on the head of the sharp end of a pin. Now that is pretty small in terms of space. But examples exist of how a substance can be dangerous in very small amounts, and here is one example: “Two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study, which showed that three-month-old babies exposed to just 63 micrograms of mercury — less than half of the aforementioned pin top — were two-and-a-half times more likely to develop autism.  The study is stamped “Confidential” and “Do Not Copy or Release”.  Siegel says it was never made public because it was just a draft.”  http://www.halexandria.org/dward052.htm

Another way of looking at this sharp end of a pin is to use an electron microscope, which can look at the atomic structure of a substance. An electron microscope is used for nanotechnology, such as in the following example where Tom Newman took “the information on the page of a book and put it on an area 1/25,000 smaller in linear scale in such a manner that it can be read by an electron microscope,” (roughly the scale at which the entire Encyclopedia Britannica could squeeze onto the sharp end of a pin).http://www.halexandria.org/dward052.htm

So if it only takes 65 micrograms of thimerisol to cause autism, and it only takes some invisibly small nano particles of man made dust to cause heart disease, heart attacks, and all kinds of other diseases including cancer, according to the research above. It now becomes much easier to see how something that may be much more toxic to human life could do the same thing in a dose that is approximately 100 times smaller than this… at .5 of a microgram  of plutonium, and possibly even less.
If it is possible to see that three times as much amount of nitrogen monoxide (1.5 Micrograms) is inhaled in the form of particles in a typical cigarette inhale, it is easier to understand how a .5 Micograms of a floating nano particle sized dust mote of plutonium can also be inhaled easily. 


After all, we cannot see plutonium nano particles. We cannot hear them, smell them, taste them or even see them. There is no warning that the body gives us, if we are about to inhale a nano particle of radioactive plutonium, coming all the way from Fukushima, or any other nuclear accident for that matter. No Geiger Counter will even detect it. 


Anytime a nuclear reactor has an accident, plutonium as well as hundreds of other radioactive nano particles are released in massive rivers of invisible radioactive gases and dust. So now let’s explore how that works and interview an expert on this subject, shall we?

HOT PLUTONIUM NANO PARTICLES

Arnie Gunderson  is a nuclear expert that we will be ‘interviewing’ in this material via a CNN video. He will be talking about plutonium and other nano particles. Here is a small introduction about him.

Arnie Gunderson MS
Expertise; Bachelors and Masters Degree In Nuclear Engineering
Senior VP in nuclear industry
Has license to operate a nuclear plant
Holds a nuclear patent
First reactor he worked on was a Mark I reactor, later worked on Mark II and Mark III reactors.
Has had 300 people under him and has been in about 70 nuclear power plants in his career.

Gunderson talks about ‘hot’ particles in this video, where he explains the concept of nano particles further. In a CNN interview, Arnie talks about how dangerous ‘hot’ nano particles are that come out of nuclear reactor meltdowns.

Have you ever wondered why those workers and visitors at the plant are wearing full facemasks with very special, very fine air filters?  These air filter masks are not just ordinary painting type filters. These filters are special air filtration systems designed to filter out these very small nano particles. They fit very tightly on the face, so as not to allow ANY air leaks, as the air around a leaking reactor complex like Fukushima is highly radioactive and full of floating nano particles, or radioactive ‘fuel fleas’.

Gunderson, in his CNN interview, says that the radiation after a nuclear accident initially comes out as a big cloud of (Noble) gases and radiation. But then what comes out of the reactor after that is something he calls radioactive ‘fuel fleas’. The term ‘fuel flea’ is the same thing as a a NANO PARTICLE of plutonium, cesium, iodine, or one of hundreds of other radioactive particles. They are too small to be picked up on a Geiger Counter, but they are there.

As long as these reactors are not covered in concrete and sealed from the air and as long as the spent fuel pools are open to the air at Fukushima, these toxic, radioactive nano particles of plutonium, uranium, cesium and other isotopes will be released into the global river of air. Since the Japanese do not seem to be concerned about covering these reactors and sealing them off, this river of radioactive ‘fuel fleas’ will continue to be pumped out potentially for hundreds of years.

Once they leak out of the broken reactors and spent fuel pools, these radioactive and toxic heavy metal particles ride the jet stream. They can then settle back down all around the globe, where we breathe them in. 

Gunderson says that the average person breathes about 10 cubic meters of air in a day. These nano particles or fuel fleas are in the air, all around the globe. In the US, Gunderson reports that the average person breaths in about 5-10 of these nano radioactive particles per day, and in Japan ,they breathe in about 100 or more of these nano particles a day. Watch him talk about this specifically in his CNN interview here.. 

Some people will argue that nano particles of plutonium will not hurt anyone, period…But what we have already learned is that small nano sized particles are classified by the EPA as hazardous to health, even WITHOUT radiation. So this argument makes the person who claims this look ignorant, foolish and illiterate.

So now lets add the fact that plutonium is a heavy metal, which is a poison all by itself, like mercury, only WORSE. Now we also have to add the radiation to it. If a plutonium nano particle gets into your bloodstream, or bone marrow, or liver, or testicles, or breast, it kills or damages the genes in the cells next to it, unlike mercury, which is just plain toxic and poisonous. This damage is what starts the cancer process in whatever part of the body it is in. If someone argues against this method of cancer initiation, send them to a cancer doctor, who will teach them all about the wide variety of methods of cancer promotion and initiation, including radioactive substances.

How can we logically think that this is NOT even more dangerous to health than just the average danger of small  dust motes of lead, which are extremely hazardous in even very small quantities. …

According to the EPA; “Human exposure to lead occurs through a combination of inhalation and oral exposure, with inhalation generally contributing a greater proportion of the dose for occupationally exposed groups…. The NAAQS safety/action level for lead in the air is 0.15 µg/m3.” In other words, there cannot be more than one .15 micron sized nano particle per cubic meter of air, or it is considered a toxic place that needs to be cleaned up because it is hazardous to health.  

Remember that 1 micron is one-millionth of a meter, which also equals 1 micrometer, and we are talking about how .5 of one micron particle is enough to be fatal to a human being.. So what size are the particles coming out of a radioactive accident or nuclear bomb blast?  According to the Engineering Toolbox;

NANO PARTICLE – Size –  Microns/Micrometers/uM 
                                     (all are the same or equivalent)
Radioactive Fallout                             0.1 – 10
Atmospheric Dust                              0.001 – 40
Lead Dust                                          2
Anthrax                                              1 – 5

For more examples, go to;

In this section, we have learned that Nano particles are dangerous, and the EPA as well as local county health authorities and air pollution boards have specific rules and warnings for particles in the air, separate from nuclear power accidents, which release large quantities of these radioactive nano particles.

According to experts like Gunderson, these radioactive nano particles go around the world, and everyone breathes them in. Remember that the fatal dose of plutonium can be .5 microns/micrometer/uM , and that amount is so small, it cannot be seen.

Further, we all breathe many particles in like this every day from Fukushima, some people more than others, depending on where the wind blows and how fine your air filter is, in your house or vehicle.

HOW FAR CAN THESE NANO PARTICLES TRAVEL?

To repeat; Gunderson says that the average person breathes about 10 cubic meters of air in a day. These nano particles or fuel fleas are in the air, all around the globe. In the US, Gunderson reports that the average person breathes in about 5-10 ‘hot’ radioactive particles per day.  Remember, that these radioactive particles cannot be measured with a Geiger Counter, but that does not mean that they are harmless or safe.

In Japan, Gunderson reports that citizens there breathe in about 100 or more of these ‘hot’ radioactive nano particles a day. Watch his interview here if you have not already watched it… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G23Ik5Xf1bk

All sizes of particles and smoke as well as debris is thrown up into the air after a nuclear ‘accident’. At Fukushima, many explosions and fires happened, with lots of radioactive smoke, particle release and radioactive emissions. 

LARGE PARTICLES
100 Microns/Micrometers/uM 

Larger particles are things like radioactive fallout, soot, sand, sea spray, hail and snow. They are larger than 100 Microns/Micrometers/uM in diameter. They fall out of the air quickly and in nuclear accidents, these larger radioactive particles of cesium, iodine, strontium, uranium, and plutonium are what contaminate large areas with high levels of radioactivity, as these large particles fall out close to the source. This size of particle is largely what Geiger Counters pick up on. 

HAZARDOUS MEDIUM SIZED NANO PARTICLES 
2-100 Microns/Micrometers/uM 

Medium particles are hazardous, because they bypass the normal filtering mechanism of the body. These Nano particles settle out more slowly, due to their smaller size and lighter weight. They include such things as radioactive nano particles, pollen, larger bacteria, dust, fly ash, coal dust, silt, pollen, and fine ice crystals during very cold weather. They tend to settle out of the air at about .2 meters per second or more. These particles are thrown into the stratosphere during a nuclear explosion, and then one has to calculate jet stream velocity, versus settling velocity, and these particles can still travel great distances, given turbulence, jet streams and high altitude ejection from a nuclear explosion, or even a nuclear accident explosion, such as the one at Fukushima #3.

Particles under 10 Micron/Micrometer/uM   have a special hazard classification and are called PM10 because they further down into the lungs than particles larger than 100 Micron/Micrometer/uM .

Particles under 5 Micron/Micrometer/uMs are have an even higher hazard classification because they go deeper into the lungs, and enter into the gas exchange area of the lungs.

SUPER HAZARDOUS SMALL NANO PARTICLES
1 Micron/Micrometer/uM

Small nano particles are made up of nano sized radioactive particles, viruses, small bacteria, fumes, radioactive and other gases, smoke, clay, and more.

Small nano particles are so small and lightweight, that they can take anywhere from forever, to days or years to settle out of the atmosphere. If the air is turbulent, they may never come down. If the air is quiet, they settle slowly out of the atmosphere, towards the ground. 

If thrown up into the stratosphere by nuclear explosions, such as during the atomic bomb tests, or after an accident such as Fukushima or Chernobyl, these small radioactive nano particles may float in the air for MANY years before coming down inside of rain or snow, which may form around these small particles. Since these particles stay up in the upper atmosphere for many generations, anyone who flies in an airplane is flying through these clouds of radioactive nano particles.

The rain and/or snow may concentrate these radioactive particles, resulting in high radiation readings ONLY for rain or snow, on the other side of the planet, far away from the original release of radiation.. An example of this is a radiation reading take in February 2012, near the US East Coast.  

Another example; 

HOT NANO PARTICLES AND BABIES, INFANTS, FETUSES

The dose of radioactive particles that will kill an adult male in the prime of life is different from what will cause disabling genetic damage in an egg, sperm, fetus or baby. A child is much more sensitive to the same dose of radiation than an adult male for example. Even a female is more sensitive than a male of the same age, given the same exposure to a radioactive substance.

To have a full discussion about the dangers of nano particle sized plutonium floating around in the air globally, being breathed in by all ages, sexes and health conditions,  we need to look at all of these areas, not just the effect of plutonium on healthy, adult, older males, who are much less affected, both by radiation and by toxins such as plutonium. Ignoring everyone except for adult male nuclear workers when it comes to plutonium is definitely NOT scientific.

Even the MOST conservative researchers who downplay the danger and avoid calculating risk for babies, fetuses, children and dangers posed by constant low level exposure as well as the multiple cancer causing routes (other than lung cancer) admit that “the 2 million fatalities per pound inhaled leaves plutonium dust far from “the most toxic substance known to man.”

Biological agents, like botulism toxin or anthrax spores are many hundreds or thousands of times more toxic. Plutonium toxicity is similar to that of nerve gas, but given the choice of being in a room with equal quantities of plutonium dust and nerve gas, the latter would be infinitely more dangerous.” Chapter 13 Plutonium and Bombs 

To contrast this rather conservative radiation expert, the official and very scientifically valid CERRIE Majority Report says that radiation dose is meaningless, and this applies to both cesium and plutonium.  According to the report: “there are important concerns with respect to the heterogeneity of dose delivery within tissues and cells from short-range charged particle emissions, the extent to which current models adequately represent such interactions with biological targets, and the specification of target cells at risk. Indeed, the actual concepts of absorbed dose become questionable, and sometimes meaningless, when considering interactions at the cellular and molecular levels.” (CERRIE Majority Report Chapter 2.1 paragraph 11).

Again, we have scientists who have looked at all radioactive substances, including those that emit alpha, beta and gamma radiation, and they are telling us via this report that ALL of these radioactive substances have a negative effect on our health, via the internal exposure mechanism.

Internal radiation when it is lodged in the lungs or absorbed into the blood, plasma, bones, muscles, organs or glands is MUCH different than ANY exposure to external radiation. Internal radiation from something radioactive lodged inside the body is also different from swallowing something radioactive which then passes through the gut and is then expelled in most cases.

To see how nano sized Hot Particles of Radioactive fallout travels around the world, watch the following video; 

To summarize; we have learned how dangerous nano sized particles are. We have also learned how extra layers of danger are added on by radiation inside the body, compared to outside radiation exposure.

PLUTONIUM IS DANGEROUS FOR 800 MILLION YEARS

There are over 20 radioactive isotopes of Plutonium. The half life of radioactive Plutonium 244 is 80.0 million years, (meaning it will last over 800 million years before it decays into something else). The other radioactive plutoniums have half lives of 373,000 years, for a total of 3.7 Million years, and plutonium 239, with a half life of 24,110 years, for a total of 240,000 years.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium

TYPES OF RADIATION COMING OUT OF PLUTONIUM

Depending on the type of radioactive plutonium, it either emits Alpha radiation (Plutonium 244), while decaying into Uranium. Plutonium 241 emits Beta radiation or electrons as it decays into radioactive Americium.

Can a Geiger Counter detect Plutonium? 

 “Plutonium-239, the isotope found in the spent MOX fuel, is much more radioactive than the depleted Uranium-238 in the spent fuel coming out of nuclear reactors.


Since some forms of plutonium emit alpha radiation, a highly ionizing form of radiation, it makes plutonium much more dangerous than other radioactive isotopes that emit beta or gamma radiation.  Alpha radiation exposure is not so dangerous because this type of radiation can be stopped by skin. Thus most pro nuclear apologists ignore alpha emitting isotopes when calculating health risks and death risks.

The danger from isotopes such as plutonium, is that when alpha-emitters get inside cells, as they do, then the Alpha rays cause 10-10,000 times more damage to surrounding chromosomes than a beta or gamma radiation emitting particle. We all know that chromosome damage is what starts the cancer growing process. This is part of the many deceptions that the nuclear industry pawns off on those who are not aware of how radiation works and what the REAL dangers are. 

PLUTONIUM ACTS LIKE IRON IN THE HUMAN BODY

According to Dr. Helen Caldicott MD, radioactive plutonium does not just get out into the environment after an ‘accidental’ release. Plutonium is absorbed after any nuclear accident by the human body or bypasses the protective mechanisms in the lungs and nose as tiny nano particles that go straight into the bloodstream.

Once in the environment, it then it acts like iron for human bodies, which the body then absorbs and tries to use.  Radioactive plutonium that the body thinks is iron is stored in the liver. Radioactive plutonium also goes to bone marrow, where iron normally goes to help form bone marrow. 

Once stored plutonium is stored in these places, Dr. Caldicott MD says that the radioactive plutonium causes bone cancer, leukemia, cancers and other genetic diseases.  Radioactive plutonium also crosses the plancenta barrier, thus affecting eggs, fetuses and babies in a variety of negative ways. 

Bottom line; according to Dr. Caldicott, plutonium is a REALLY dangerous radioactive isotope. Dr. Helen Caldicott appeared on the LINK TV program Earth Focus to discuss theFukushima crisis and other nuclear issues. 

“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, plutonium enters the bloodstream via the lungs, then moves throughout the body and into the bones, liver, and other organs. It generally stays in those places for decades, subjecting surrounding organs and tissues to a continual bombardment of alpha radiation and greatly increasing the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer, liver cancer and bone sarcoma.”

NHK: Internal radiation exposure damages DNA — Plutonium hot particle seen in cell — Avoid touching the “death ash” (VIDEO) http://enenews.com/nhk-internal-radiation-exposure-damages-dna-plutonium-hot-particle-seen-in-cell-avoid-touching-the-death-ash-video-wsubtitles

THE DANGERS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Humanity has only been around for 100,000 years total. The Bible is only 2,000 years old. The pyramids are 5,000 years old. We do not have any good records of how or why the pyramids were built. What if they were designed and built to house some deadly diseases? What chance do we have 5,000 years later, to know that reason and avoid those pyramids? Can you imagine guarding something and passing this knowledge on about how dangerous something is for 800 MILLION YEARS? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_humanity

What is the logic of heating water with plutonium heating water and creating steam for 30 years? After that, humans have to guard this dangerous, toxic and highly radioactive waste for 800 million years. We mortal and mistake prone humans who create FUBARS and wars by the ton, have to keep highly radioactive and toxic plutonium safe from terrorists who might make a weapon that will kill millions or billions of people for 800 MILLION years. What chance is there that NOTHING will go wrong with this radioactive waste for 800 million years, and that everything will go perfectly right for that whole time?

HOW WE ALL GET EXPOSED TO PLUTONIUM AND OTHER RADIATION

Since  clear point made by the film is that while only two bombs were dropped onJapan, many hundreds were exploded in the United States.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Circle_(film)

The film was approved for PBS national broadcast in 1985, but that decision was rejected a year later. Independent producers alleged censorship.[2]B.J.Bullert commented that the PBS/KQED decision “robbed a national public television audience” .[3][4] He extrapolates this critical remark to the media across the board and its failure to focus public attention on the putative biological hazard of nuclear power.[5]

Regardless, the film is available today via PBS’ POV (“Documentaries with a point of view”), which summarizes the film’s thesis as “The Bomb is killing ordinary Americans, even in the absence of a nuclear war.”[6]
See movie online via streaming video


Mycle Schneider Mycle Schneider (pronounce Michael, /?ma?k?l/) (born 1959 in Cologne)[1] is a nuclear energy consultant based in Paris, and lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. In 1997 he received the Right Livelihood Award. For more details around his biography, see;  

Mycle Schneider  reports that “Plutonium separation also means the largest radioactive emissions in the overall nuclear fuel chain and has significant contribution to the collective global dose (of radiation),” Schneider said.

In fact, reprocessing plants in France and the U.K. have been disposing of radioactive emissions into the ocean. One of the radioactive materials, Iodine 129, has been found on the northern Norwegian coast and the Baltic Sea, according to Riso National Laboratory inDenmark.

Some 4 tons of Iodine 129 had been discharged by the reprocessing plants by 2004 and the concentration of Iodine 129 in the Baltic Sea in 2000 was 1,000 times higher than before nuclear energy existed. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20081127f1.html

RADIOACTIVE PLUTONIUM HURTS NUCLEAR WORKERS

New York Times : US Govt Concedes Plutonium Workers Suffered Illness, Death


“10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO) August 18, 2011? So what is it? 76,000,000,000,000 (76 trillion)so far, or, 240,000,000,000,000 (10 triliion per hour) every day? 

NUMBER OF DEATHS PREDICTED FROM PLUTONIUM RELEASED AT FUKUSHIMA

We know for a fact that tens of tons of uranium was launched and aerosolized, mostly from the Fukushima Reactor # 3 explosion. And we know that reactor 3 used MOX fuel which is uranium mixed with plutonium. So at least some of the fuel being used at Fukushima contained plutonium as soon as it was put into the reactors. It is a basic fact that all used up uranium fuel ALSO contains plutonium. How does this happen? 

Fresh rods full of enriched uranium are put into a nuclear reactor. While these rods heat up and produce steam, they also produce plutonium, as a ‘by product’. This is why any country owning a nuclear reactor also owns a nuclear bomb making factory. 


Plutonium is not something found naturally anywhere. Just by operating normally, the average nuclear reactor anywhere in the world produces around 250 pounds of plutonium PER YEAR. How many nuclear bombs can that make? 

If a nuclear core explodes with a fresh load of uranium fuel, that is bad, but not as bad as a nuclear core with an ‘old’ used up fuel core, containing LOTS of plutonium. On the other hand, Fukushima Reactor #3 was loaded with MOX fuel, which contains a high concentration of plutonium, so the explosion at #3 released a LOT of plutonium, even if the nuclear fuel had just been put into the reactor. 

At the average reactor, spent fuel is moved over to an adjacent Spent Fuel Pool (SFP). So now the spent fuel containing plutonium is right next to reactors. This means the average SFP contains upwards of 30-40 years of spent fuel, with all of it containing some plutonium. Unless the spent fuel rods are reprocessed, the plutonium stays there. 

Now let’s put all of this information we have been putting together into a picture that makes it clear what has happened at Fukushima, in terms of plutonium releases. 

Since the average reactor produces 250 pounds of plutonium a year  , we can calculate that 

250 lbs X 40 yrs =10,000 lbs of plutonium for just ONE REACTOR

There are six reactors and seven spent fuel pools at Fukushima. Without taking into account MOX fuel, we can easily calculate that 

10,000 pounds X 6 reactors = 60,0000 pounds of plutonium exist

TEPCO has not released any numbers about what percentage of the reactor fuel or spent fuel pools has been released, for obvious reasons. But let us assume that three reactors melted through, and three spent fuel pools burned, releasing 50% of the total amount of fuel inside of the reactors, and 50% of the spent fuel in the SFP’s. 

If this assumption is true, based on common sense, over 30,000 pounds of plutonium was volatized or aerosolized and put up into the air, which then traveled around the world. 

According to the studies presented above, all it takes (theoretically) is less than 10 lbs of plutonium spread out equally all over the globe in order to  cause a fatal disease or cancer in each and every human being.

We know that at the very LEAST, that hundreds of pounds of plutonium were launched and aerosolized from Fukushima.

COMPARING CHERNOBYL TO FUKUSHIMA; PLUTONIUM RELEASED

Only Chernobyl reactor #4 exploded and burned in the Soviet Union. There were no spent fuel pools or other reactors involved.  Over one million people have died since then. 

Chernobyl had a brand new, 3 months old reactor at the time of the accident. No plutonium of any consequence was released. No plutonium containing spent fuel was there to burn or melt down. 


The Chernobyl reactor was quickly covered and entombed within ten days from start to finish. Over 1 million people worked on saving the whole world from an even worse catastrophe, which would consist of the melted underground out of control radioactive fire (corium) sinking down and hitting groundwater, and then exploding. Predictions were made that if this happened, the whole continent of Europe would be uninhabitable.   


By comparison, Fukushima had THREE reactors melt down, and none of them were new. Each one of these reactors had tons of ‘old’ fuel, full of plutonium. 


Reactor #3 or spent fuel pool #3 exploded, and it was full of MOX fuel, which is full of plutonium. It was also possibly a breeder reactor, with much more plutonium in it. 


Multiple spent fuel pools full of plutonium containing fuel burned, melted down and/or exploded. Other than emergency cooling with ocean water, no attempts were made to prevent the coriums from exiting the reactors and going down into the ground, thus ensuring that they will eventually hit groundwater, and possibly cause a huge explosion, much worse than Chernobyl would have ever been. 


It is quite possible and very likely that at least 3 coriums are burrowing their way underground, in a China Syndrome fashion, below Fukushima. No effort has been made to determine is this is the case or not, even though it is quite easy to determine, using neutron detector equipment that is quite easy to set up and use. 


Currently, Fukushima is wide open, leaking radiation into the environment 24 hours per day. No attempts have been made to control the multiple out of control nuclear fires going down into the ground. These coriums, their radiation releases, and the releases from multiple spent fuel pools continue on and on, both into the air, into groundwater, and into the ocean to the present day. TEPCO has admitted to dumping highly radioactive water into the ocean on numerous occassions, via the FOIA, although in public it admits to nothing. 

Compared to Chernobyl, there is 150 times more nuclear fuel, infinitely more plutonium and a much bigger catastrophe happening globally, just looking at the plutonium released portion of the Fukushima disaster.


It is possible that up to 6,000 pounds of plutonium were ‘liberated’ via the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  


Plutonium nano particles inhaled and then circulating through the body do not kill right away… they takes years to exact their negative health effects, according to Dr. Caldicott MD. She says cancer from nuclear fallout has a germination phase, just like some diseases take a lot of time to show up after they have ‘seeded’.   


The following link shows how a recently updated official report says that 76 TRILLION Bq of plutonium 239 was released from Fukushima. Almost none was released from Chernobyl. TEPCO denied that any plutonium was released initially, blaming all plutonium measurements on nuclear bomb testing. 

How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via @AGreenRoad

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Fukushima Decommissioning Working Conditions Deteriorating

In the video above, NHK reports how worker pay at Fukushima is reducing. TEPCO used to pay for the hotel and living costs, but no longer does that. 

There are 28 firms that subcontract for decommissioning work. The amount of work is declining. The competitive bidding is being used to reduce prices overall. This makes it harder to attract and keep workers. Pay has declined about 30% since the beginning of this year. It is becoming harder and harder to attract workers who are willing to face high radiation, poor working conditions and poor pay. 

One firm that subcontracts for Fukushima has not been able to find a single worker since the accident, and they handle instrumentation for nuclear power plants. 

More than 20,000 workers have spent time at Fukushima up to November 2012. It takes about 3 months to reach the safety limit for radiation, which means the worker has to leave. So every 3 months, 100% of all workers should be turning over, if they follow safety protocols. 

TEPCO said that it has enough workers, but NHK found out that the opposite was actually true. The number of registered workers required is 11,000 per year to decommission the plant complex. 

The amount of work to be done at the plant is increasing, not decreasing. Up to today, a total of 900 large steel water tanks have been set up on the grounds of the plant to store highly radioactive concentrated water. 

Workers must build, fill and maintain these tanks in a leak free condition. Multiply 900 tanks times 20, and the total required over 40 years will be 18,000. Experts say it may take 100 years to handle this crisis. Multiply 18,000 tanks x 3 and one would need 58,000 tanks on site, a sheer impossibility. They are already running out of room to put ‘temporary’ metal storage tanks. 

Are these temporary metal above ground water tanks earthquake proof, terrorist resistant and how long will they last? What is the LONG TERM plan to handle all of this radiation being stored temporarily? What happens when these metal tanks start leaking due to rust, even if there is no earthquake for 40 years?

Filtering equipment must be set up and operated. Miles of temporary pipes, pumps, insulation and fittings must be installed and maintained or fixed when they leak. Last winter, this Rube Golberg system of plastic pipes sprung up to 60 leaks at a time.  No one knows how much of this highly radioactive water ‘leaked’ into the ocean. 

Basement water containing highly radioactive water must be pumped out on a constant basis, as more underground water leaks into the basements constantly through cracks and fissures. 

The strategy at Fukushima seems to be to do as little as possible,  with as few workers as possible, while covering up the real problems, and not asking for any help. By comparison, when  just 1 reactor at Chernobyl melted down, over 1 million workers were employed to try and handle that crisis and prevent 1 corium from hitting groundwater. 

In Japan, despite Fukushima being 10 times worse and having 3 nuclear reactors melt down and through, (with 3 ACTIVE coriums now going down into the ground) only 6,000 people are employed to try and ‘handle’ this, by minimizing what is going on. This disaster is still ongoing, despite claims by TEPCO that Fukushima is in ‘cold shutdown’. 

Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown? via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/fukushima-is-it-really-in-cold-shutdown.html

Ex Fukushima Engineer Confesses; No Cold Shutdown, Warned of Tsunami 20 Yrs Ago; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/ex-fukushima-engineer-confesses-no-cold.html

Is this the way to handle toxic waste and nuclear disaster that can STILL destroy all life on the planet if it goes out of control? Many experts have said that if the spent fuel pool at reactor building number 4 falls over due to an earthquake, it could create a global life extinguishing event. 

Fukushima Reactor 4; Global Life Extinction Event If It Collapses; viaA Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-reactor-4-life-extinction.html


TEPCO says that it needs 3,000 workers per day to do everything that needs to be done to ‘decommission’ the plant. It has also reported that it needed 18,000 workers per year total. TEPCO claims that it has secured 24,000 workers, making it seem like it has a waiting list of people WANTING to work at Fukushima, but they cannot work at this paradise, because they have plenty of people already. They seem to possibly be putting out the PR that they are turning workers away, and that this is a very desirable place to work.

However, when one looks deeper into this number, TEPCO is using the total number of workers who have been at the plant since the human caused disaster happened, not the number of people wanting to work there TODAY. Just about like everything else this company reports, the opposite of what they report is actually the reality. 

Over 16,000 of those that TEPCO claimed as active workers have quit and taken their names off of the ‘official’ worker registry list. These 16,000 workers are no longer available to work at the plant. 

Taking 24,000 and subtracting 16,000, one ends up with only 6,000 workers total available. This 6,000 worker supply number is only a two month labor supply, if they truly do rotate workers in a safe manner. Why are they having such a hard time recruiting workers?  Credible reports say that they have not recruited a single worker lately. 

If TEPCO is not aware of how many workers they actually have, what are the odds that they will continue to have enough workers for the next 40 – 100 years, which they admit is how long it will take (at a minimum) to ‘decommission’ the toxic waste dump that is now the Fukushima complex of buildings, spent fuel pools and reactors. Some experts say it will take at least 100 years or longer, assuming everything goes right, but that is still not dealing with the melted coriums, which went underground. 

No one is talking about this subject, because multiple melted out coriums are too terrible to even consider the implications and consequences of. Here is a little dive into this side of things, for those interested…

TEPCO Controls Mass Media, But Loses ALL Nuclear Plant Insurance Coverage; Via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html

On 3/11; 15-24 Nuclear Reactors/SFP’s In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html

Considering that Japan has sixty nuclear power plants, all of which have to be decommissioned, where is all of the labor required to do this going to come from, if each one of them takes 40 years to decommission? 

Finally, where is the money going to come from? Who is going to check workers health after they leave the plant due to maximum radiation doses received? Who is going to pay for the health costs for workers who get sick or die of radiation caused diseases or cancers later on? So far, these questions have not been answered. 

Fukushima Crisis Total Cost $1-$10 TRILLION Dollars; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/fukushima-crisis-total-cost-up-to-10.html

The two possible ways to raise money is to raise the cost of electric power supplied to consumers, and prevent them from switching to cheaper renewable sources of energy, through a monopoly control that most nuclear powered utilities have in place these days. 

The utilities have already raised the price of electricity in Japan to cover some of the costs of this disaster. But this radical increase in electricity cost is still NOT enough to pay for the cleanup and ‘decommissioning’. Eventually, the taxpayers will have to pony up  more and more and pay for everything, as they do for every nuclear disaster. 

These monopolies consistently seem to push their risk and costs of disasters that they cause off onto taxpayers, but they manage to keep all of the profits and bonuses, plus golden parachutes. Somehow, the 1% that keep pushing these disasters in the making on the 99% almost never seem to be brought to justice for anything they do wrong either. 

How Corporations Control Governments, Media, Politicians; Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man; via A Green Roadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-corporations-control-governments.html

A Primer In The Art Of Deception; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html

Bill Moyers; How To Buy Your Own Election And Politicians With Dark Money; via A Green Road
http://billmoyers.com/2012/06/15/dark-money-in-state-and-local-elections/

Catherine Austin Fitts On A Tapeworm Economy, How The 1% Strangle USA; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/catherine-austin-fitts-on-tapeworm.html


NHK looked at the overall view from above and projected out long term. But let’s look at what is actually happening inside the plant, contrary to what the company and government say…


This mother in the video above is saying that a worker is at the plant, working there despite passing ‘bloody urine’. She is claiming that many other workers are in a similar situation and poor health condition. To get to this point of passing bloody urine, a worker would have to continue working PAST the point of radiation safety, established by the company and government. So how would this happen? 

The following video may explain how this happens and why it much more common that people believe…


Workers are interviewed in the video above and say that the working conditions are depressing. Workers are sworn to secrecy, and must sign statements that they will NEVER speak to media. 

There are HUGE cracks in the ground all over the plant, which workers can fall into and die. (NHK does not mention the three coriums that are underground, spewing radioactive steam and smoke out of a few of these huge cracks in the ground). 

Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground At Fukushima2.28.2012; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/tokyo-alert-severe-radioactive-smoke.html
Workers like the one above say it is impossible to maintain safety standards. Workers say they got 30 minutes of safety instruction, before going to work. No one knows anything about radiation. Masks are taken off to smoke, and to talk with each other. This means that radioactive particles are inhaled. Only one  inhaled particle of plutonium can cause lung or other cancer. 


Many workers ditch their personal radiation monitors, because they are so desperate for money, that they want to work as long as possible, even if it means death in five years from cancer. Many of the workers are this desperate, because there is no other work around this area, due to the mass exodus of jobs from this area, due to the Fukushima disaster.  Most families, jobs and farms are gone, thus there is no work and no economic activity, all due to the nuclear accident. 

Because they are so desperate for work, when workers go into dangerous areas, they leave their radiation monitors behind, so that they can work longer than they normally would be allowed to. The company and subcontractor both turn a blind eye, because they face problems getting workers to even come out to the most dangerous place to work IN THE WORLD. 

Other stories have come out about how dosimeters are covered with lead shields, or put in places where the dosage measured will be less. 

There are radioactive water leaks all over the plant. Radioactive water leaks happen from pipes, fittings, etc. Leaks are often understated or ignored. When leaks happen, they are cleaned up by workers, who are exposed to high radiation in the process.
http://enenews.com/japan-times-more-leaks-found-at-fukushima-water-spews-from-16-points-amount-leaking-at-some-facilities-not-revealed

One worker said that the most everyone working at Fukushima is committing suicide. These workers are trying to keep their total dose under a certain dose, but there is almost no protection against radiation with the equipment that they are given. 



Workers interviewed by a German journalist in the video below told about how radioactive hot spots exist all over the plant site that cause the dosimeters to read ERROR, which means that they stop working becuase the radiation is too high to measure. The radiation has to be higher than 10 Sieverts to make the dosimeter cause an ERROR reading like this. An expert in the video reports that 7-8 Sieverts is an absolutely FATAL dose. 

No one tells the workers where these hot radiation spot areas are, and none of these areas are taped off or signs put up to warn workers where they are. 


To get a ‘danger bonus’ pay award that slight increases their pay, workers all sign a secrecy agreement, promising to never talk about the work they do, to ANYONE. Why is this necessary, if there is nothing to hide and nothing bad happening there? 

In the following article, it explains that the World Health Organization (WHO) found that close to 200 Fukushima workers had high radiation doses in their thyroids, with two workers testing over 10 Sieverts of radiation INTERNALLY.  A 10 Sievert dose of radiation is FATAL. Did they test any other workers? How did they test for this radiation? Did they test ONLY the thyroids, or did they test the whole body burden of radiation contamination? It does not make sense that only the thyroids get high or fatal doses of radiation, but nothing else in the body was touched or affected negatively. That is not how radiation works. 

http://enenews.com/who-fukushima-workers-had-radiation-dose-over-10-sieverts-in-their-thyroids

What is the reason for this extreme secrecy, where workers cannot even show their faces or be interviewed legally at all? This level of secrecy is normally only for top secret military installations or a CIA kind of operations, where people are being assassinated or governments are being overthrown. 

How and why does the nuclear industry deceive workers, governments, and the public? Here are the 30 ways that the ‘official’ training manual provides to PR workers; how to lie, deny, minimize and deceive. But all of this is nothing new. It is purely a repeat of what happened in other nuclear accidents all around the world. Let’s take a look at just ONE of these other accidents where the same thing happened to workers. Over 1 million workers were sacrificed after the Chernobyl accident. The following links go into depth about this ONE accident, and what happened to the workers. 

Free Ebook; Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/free-ebook-chernobyl-consequences-of.html

Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-coverup-and-denial-of-1.html

The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Roadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html

The Battle Of Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/battle-of-chernobyl-movie.html

Bottom line, for Chernobyl the IAEA (which is nothing more than a glorified marketing arm of the nuclear industry) said that 350,000 workers got an ‘average’ of 100 millisieverts of radiation total. This is a wonderful way to hide the truth.  Where are the dosimeters that they used to measure this dosage? What kind of dosimeters were used?  Did they measure INTERNAL radiation and total body burden or just dosimeter readings, which do not include internal radiation coming in with food, air and water. 


This ‘average’ radiation figure included EVERYONE involved in the cleanup. If you count enough (off site) workers, you can cut radiation dosages by 50% easily. Shield dosimeters behind sheets of lead, and you can cut dosages by 90% or more. (Most cleanup workers at Chernobyl did this.) Use computer models that ‘simulate’ dosages instead of using actual real life Geiger Counters, and you can cut that total dosage by another 90% through fancy algorithms and minimized radiation data, which is consistently the way that the nuclear industry plays this game. 

The pro nuclear apologists who always minimize and deny radiation damages almost always use ‘computer models’, rather than actual radiation meter readings, or internal radiation measurements. 

Dead workers a problem? Just transport them away from the accident and get a nuclear industry friendly doc to sign a death certificate that claims it had nothing to do with radiation. Presto; there was no death from radiation contamination, despite the fact that the worker was buried in a lead lined casket. Thus the industry can proudly proclaim to all the world, “SEE – no deaths due to radiation!” All workers on site died from ‘pre-existing conditions’, even if they had no health condition going into this or that accident. 

Workers getting cancer and/or dying from multiple causes? Get them off site, fire them, or lay them off.. Now they are not recorded as casualties, and deserve no compensation either. No follow up health studies, no follow up health support, subject closed. No one was harmed. Presto, the nuclear industry washed it’s hands of all harm, without lifting a finger. 

Almost all low level high radiation exposed workers are employed by subcontractors where longer term health record keeping is commonly shoddy, incomplete, or non existent. 

No one cares if a few thousand homeless or poor people get cancer later and die. Almost no one tracks the health of radiation cleanup workers once they leave the ‘hot’ cleanup site, for ANY reason. 

Fox News did a report recently where they found that Japan is failing to do health checks on workers, and especially on ex-workers. If no health records are kept, it is impossible to prove harm due to radiation damage, of course. 


The Yakuzi (Japanese Mafia) typically hire the homeless and the desperate off the street, because they have no means to complain later or to raise a fuss because they have ZERO connections to the world. A former TEPCO executive has reported that the company has always known that they were working with the mafia when it supplied workers to them.  http://enenews.com/former-tepco-executives-say-company-has-always-known-they-were-working-with-yakuza

According to a recent TEPCO survey, 50% of Fukushima workers may be illegally contracted; “according to the survey, 47.9 pct of such workers said that the companies directing them on-site at Fukushima Daiichi were different from those that paid their wages. These findings may be indications that subcontracting companies may be disguising subcontracts in violation of the employment security law….36% of such workers had not been given written or verbal explanations about their employment terms although the labor standard law requires employers to issue documents setting out employment terms…”


But the deceptions do not end at the workers cleaning up at Fukushima, Chernobyl or other nuclear disaster sites. The whole industry is built on lies, deceptions and fraud. They even have a playbook that they use to train their PR people. They train them in 30 ways to lie to the public and mass media, in addition to schools, colleges and politicians, in order to get their money and keep their power. 


30 Ways The Nuclear Industry Deceives Everyone; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html

One of the most dangerous lies of all is that radiation is not dangerous. For example, the chief medical doctor for all hospitals and medical centers and who is in charge of radiation reporting and health measurement for the nuclear industry in Japan, reports that people can safely be exposed in towns around the ruined plant to 100 micro Sieverts per HOUR, as long as they keep smiling and do not worry. If they keep smiling, the radiation will not hurt them.

Fukushima prefecture health adviser (Shunichi Yamashita, MD, PhD. Dean. Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences): Those who smile will have no radiation damage, only those who make constant worry. Less than 100 MICROsieverts per HOUR is no danger to health, or 876 millisievert per year is OK. — over double Germany’s 400 millisievert LIFETIME exposure limit for nuclear industry workers.

http://enenews.com/worried-well-no-health-danger-from-876-millisieverts-a-year-its-the-duty-of-scientific-community-to-reduce-fear-anxiety-video

The medical industry and medical professionals globally seem to be intent on selling the whole world on the safety of nuclear power. Medical experts in Japan are telling parents that close to 1,000 millisieverts PER YEAR of radiation is ‘safe’, and that kids can play in these highly radioactive contaminated areas, without any risk or harm. http://enenews.com/lecturer-tokyo-radiation-not-so-serious-let-kids-play-outside-just-gargle-wash-hands-etc


The only problem with this pro nuclear apologist claim is that in a ‘normal’ situation such as here in the USA, nuclear power plant workers are allowed a MUCH HIGHER DOSE of radiation compared to civilians. Nuclear industry workers are only allowed a maximum dose of 400 millisieverts for a WHOLE LIFETIME. 

What the chief medical doctor in Japan is suggesting, is that civilians are safe if they get this 400 millisieverts radiation dose every six months, and over 800 millisieverts EACH YEAR. This makes absolutely no sense, but in the world of the pro nuclear apologists, where all doses of radiation is safe and good for you, as long as you keep smiling, it makes total sense.   

Isn’t what the medical profession seems to be doing is to cover up the dangers of radiation in the same way as medical experiments being done on people without permission? 

In the case of Fukushima, where the government and nuclear industry are saying everything is now back to ‘normal’ and all is ‘safe’, they are experimenting on millions of people, and all of the workers who come to Fukushima to labor in the most dangerous, most toxic, most radiation contaminated place on the planet.  And this is not the first time radiation experiments have been done on people without their permission…. This is just the TIP of a very huge iceberg. 

Human Radiation Experiments Performed Without Consent Or Knowledge; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/human-radiation-experiments-performed.html

Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Roadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html

Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/atomic-bomb-testing-veterans.html

Fukushima Nano Bucky Balls Weaponized With Uranium, Plutonium, And Cesium; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/bucky-balls-and-fukushima-what-is-danger.html

Bottom line, the whole Fukushima crisis is not at an end. It is only beginning, and is in some ways getting worse. Most of the worst parts of this accident have been covered up. Workers at Fukushima may very well be viewed as sacrificial lambs  worshipping at the alter of nuclear power, to be sacrificed in much the same way as people had their hearts cut out on ancient temple grounds, in order to appease the Gods. 

Fukushima 5 Minute Summary Of Events 2011 to 2012; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/fukushima-5-minute-summary-of-events.html

Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html

Comparing Contaminated Zones Around Chernobyl And FukushimaOcean Radiation Released; via A Green Roadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/comparing-contaminated-zones-around.html

What really happened at Fukushima? via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html

Because the Fukushima disaster is so MUCH WORSE than Chernobyl, the nuclear industry HAD to cover it up, and deny it was even happening. Now they claim it is in cold shutdown, when actually, the opposite is the truth of what is going on. The disaster continues… 

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

Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html

Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Roadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-pacific-ocean-catastrophe.html

Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-leaking-radioactive-water.html

Radioactive Waste Dumping In Oceans via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/radioactive-waste-dumping-in-oceans.html

To claim that Fukushima is in ‘cold shutdown’ is criminal. To say that they are ‘decommissioning’ it is fraudulent, because there are active coriums still burning out of control underground. To get workers in there that are desperate and starving, willing to commit suicide, and then swear them to secrecy, is shocking. 

But then again, what would you expect from this monopoly that will do just about anything to maintain their hold on taxpayer money and power? 

Fukushima Decommissioning Working Conditions Deteriorating; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/11/fukushima-decommissioning-working.html

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Dr. Paolo Scampa Reports That Fukushima Released 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation

http://cinemaforumfukushima.org/2012/05/06/archive-footage-of-the-nyc-press-conference-may-4th-2012/

“Dr Paolo Scampa, a widely know EU Physicist, single handedly popularized the easily understood Lethal Doses concept. “Lethal Doses”; what does it mean?

Dr. Paolo has estimated that Fukushima in total has released radiation that equals approximately “three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) lethal doses of radiation. This is up from about 70 Billion = 70,000,000,000 Billion Lethal Doses” released as of March 23, 2011. Fukushima continues to leak invisible, deadly, cancer and genetic disease causing radiation.

Fukushima is getting worse because it continues to leak radiation 24 hours a day. Huge one wall metal radiation waste storage tanks are being built on site that house screaming hot nuclear liquid waste, but NONE of these hundreds or thousands of metal tanks is earthquake proof, much less freeze proof. 


Hanford in the USA built huge liquid radiation tanks also, and they are now leaking into the groundwater and the Columbia River. This radiation is added to the radiation coming from old abandoned uranium mines.

Spokane And Columbia Rivers Contaminated From Old Abandoned Uranium Mines; via A Green Road

This disaster is not over. The mass media mostly pays no attention to Fukushima, or if it does, it minimizes and spins the disaster into something that sounds minor and completely done with. The government is now asking residents to move back in. It is bringing in children to play in the highly radioactive zone and promoting the province as a ‘tourist’ destination for exchange students. 


Meanwhile, the mass media TV ‘programming’ focuses on dancing stars, trials of murderers, divorces and traffic accidents, as well as other minutia, instead of on issues such as nuclear power, which can easily cause a life extinction event. 

Most people seem to accept the ‘programming’, and cannot believe that anything else is possible, even when confronted with facts and proof.http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/28/fukushima-how-many-chernobyls-is-it/

Messages to Fukushima From People All Around The World

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


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

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

video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGUqFRFE4Xw

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

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


http://enenews.com/us-commission-14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-sites-in-eastern-japan-were-affected-on-311-according-to-nisa-fukushima-daiichi-had-the-most-serious-damage-daini-onagawa-and-tokai-were-others

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


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


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


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