Jul 23

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Official: ‘Death ashes’ obviously dispersed everywhere after recent Fukushima releases… Hot particles attached to clothes; Media brainwashing public — Nuclear Engineer: Huge spray of radioactive material from plant contained Plutonium (VIDEO) (ENENews, July  21, 2014):

Koichi Oyama, Minamisoma City Council, July 14, 2014 — Translated by Dissensus Japan, July 20, 2014: I had to question the wording of this NHK report, [claiming] contamination of rice planted in 2013 is obviously not of the accident in 2011. Moreover, it concluded definitively that it was radiation spewing from Unit 3 during demolition work […] The NHK report didn’t give either details on the detected radioactive materials or microgram. Neither did it mention the ‘black thingy‘, which turned out to be bioaccumulation, or radioactive bird droppings. […] Radioactivity has been dispersed not only over the monitored rice paddy 23km away from the accident site but everywhere. Death ashes obviously fell across the cities and roads, which keep being disturbed by the traffic. Mass media brainwashing. […] NHK ducked the issue by asserting that ‘one of the causes’ is the demolition operation. […] NHK just made the whole story that the detected contamination was due to the demolition work and avoided the pollution dispersion issue. We call it information manipulation.

More from Oyama’s July 14 report: “Death ashes are even attaching to the clothes.” Continue reading »

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Apr 22

Paper: WIPP workers “not permitted to speak” — “Their jobs won’t ever be the same… will face new paradigm” — Concerns plutonium contaminated surrounding salt — Preparing for radiation levels so high, only robots can be used (VIDEO) (ENENews, April 22, 2014):

Albuquerque Journal News, Apr. 22, 2014: WIPP workers face big changes, Their jobs won’t ever be the same — Now that contamination has been discovered underground – although the extent is still unknown – the contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant says workers will face a new paradigm when they return to the site: more formality, tougher rules and more protective gear. […] those working underground will likely be doing their jobs in a more hazardous environment – or one where the risks have been made more evident – with new rules of engagement to protect them from exposure to radiation. […] plutonium and americium may have contaminated rock salt walls, mixed into dust on the floor, and clung to machinery and other equipment underground. If stirred or scuffed up, the radiation can become airborne and inhaled. […] NWP workers are not permitted to speak to the press, according to a spokesman. Continue reading »

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Apr 18

Mistake at Congressional Hearing? Senator: “Radioactive releases from WIPP have been at levels that are a public health danger” — EPA: “This is a big deal” (VIDEO) (ENENews, April 17, 2014):

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, published Apr. 9, 2014 (at 3:00 in):

  • Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico: I appreciate that many in your agency have made it clear that the radioactive releases from WIPP have been at levels that are a public health danger and I’m hopeful that you’re monitoring and verification will continue to support their unfortunately the facts are the two accidents have happened to WIPP that we’re not supposed to happen — a fire in a mine and a radiological release. DOE oversight has already been found to be lacking and that’s why it’s important to the community that an independent public health agency like EPA be on the ground overseeing the recovery phase to ensure public health is protected. […]
  • Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator: EPA’s main job in this is to ensure that we’re looking at any level that could have been exceeded in terms of protectiveness to the outside, so that the surrounding communities are aware of any concerns […] So far, it looks like any release has been far below any levels that are necessary for protection […] We know people have concerns, this is a big deal. Continue reading »

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Mar 21

WIPP officials admit new release of Plutonium and Americium — More expected in future — Nearly double levels seen after February leak — 61 DPM on March 11 vs. 36 DPM in February (ENENews, March 19, 2014):

AP, Mar. 19, 2014: New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico’s troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release. […] they believe the contamination is from previous deposits on the inner surface of exhaust ductwork. […] Officials say occasional low-level releases are anticipated, but they should be well within safe limits.

Las Cruces Sun, Mar. 18, 2014 (emphasis added): DOE: Another radiation release reported at WIPP […] Samples collected from the ventilation exhaust recorded 61 disintegrations per minute of americium. DPM measures the amount of radioactive contamination from alpha and beta rays in an area. […] The DOE believes the most recent contamination was residual radioactive particles that were trapped in the ventilation system from the initial radiation leak. […] The DOE said it anticipates additional low-level releases on occasion, but officials expect radiation in the environment will remain at safe levels. New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn said the state was briefed of the news Tuesday morning and thinks there is nothing to worry about at this time. “The level they detected is low and we don’t believe there was any risk to public health or the environment but we need to investigate more,” he said. […] Department of Energy officials were not available for comment. Continue reading »

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Mar 11

And the most deadlieast substance on the planet (plutonium) poses no threat to health ???, …

“… would result in no health potential to a child, or a fetus,…”

… when…

New York Times: Plutonium and americium […] lodged in the body bombards internal organs with subatomic particles for the rest of the person’s lifetime.

Sounds perfectly safe, doesn’t it? (More info on the dangers of internal emitters down below.)


TV: Officials now confirm Plutonium and/or Americium reached Carlsbad, New Mexico’s 10th most populated city — Container of radioactive waste may have “blew up” (VIDEO) (ENENews, March 10. 2014):

Carlsbad Current-Argus, Mar. 10, 2014: Four more employees at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant have tested positive for elevated levels of radiation over the weekend. The Department of Energy announced that fecal samples taken from employees at the nuclear waste facility found 17 workers tested positive for low levels of radiation. After initial testing more than a week ago, the DOE reported 13 workers tested positive for trace amounts americium and plutonium. […]

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Mar 07

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Located near Carlsbad, New Mexico this Department of Energy (DOE) experimental nuclear waste dump is attempting to store leftover radioactive plutonium and americium from the US weapons program. On February 14, 2014 there was a nuclear safety failure at the site and the Department of Energy is not being honest about it. In this film Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen pieces together what happened and points out Fairewinds’ major concerns about the facility, the accident and the lack of transparency at the DOE.

Related info:

‘WIPP Release Story Doesn’t Add Up … Accident Is Unbelievable’ – New Tests Show ‘High Level’ Release Underground – ‘Contains Things Far More Radioactive Than High Level Waste’

WIPP Nuke Accident: Every Single Worker Contaminated With Plutonium & Americium

South Central US Poisoned With Plutonium By New Mexico Nuke Garbage Dump (Veterans Today)

Prepare To Evacuate! USAF Base Orders 1,200 Radiation Suits In New Mexico – Plutonium Cloud Was 330 MILLION Becquerels

’4.4 MILLION Disintegrations Of Alpha Radiation’ Incl. Plutonium Detected At Leaking U.S. Nuclear Site; ‘Highest Recorded Level’

Airborne Plutonium Detected Outside Troubled U.S. Nuclear Facility – ‘Levels Are Highest Ever Detected’ Around Site

Radiation Alarm At New Mexico Nuclear Disposal Plant – No One Able To Enter Facility Due To ‘High Radiation’ Levels

‘Unusually High’ Radiation Levels At U.S. Nuclear Site — Gov’t: ‘We’ve Never Seen A Level Like We Are Seeing … I Can’t Tell You The Amount’

‘Imminent Situation’ At U.S. Nuclear Site – Emergency Operations Center Evacuated Due To Fire Deep Underground – ‘One Of Most Serious Incidents’ On Record – Anonymous Footage Of Thick Black Smoke Coming From Ground

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Mar 06

WIPP Expert: Nuclear waste is getting out above ground — Plutonium / Americium found in “every single worker” on site when leak began — New Mexico officials ‘totally unsatisfied’ with lack of info from Feds — “We don’t know how far away it’s gone” — Continuing threat for long time to come (AUDIO) (ENENews, March 5, 2014):

Interview with WIPP expert Don Hancock of Southwest Research and Information Center, Nuclear Hotseat with Libbe HaLevy, Feb. 25, 2014 (at 22:30 in):

  • Don Hancock, Southwest Research and Information Center: We don’t know how far away [contamination has] gone. That’s one of the questions that needs to be figured out.
  • Libbe HaLevy, host: What, if any, signs are there that the leak is ongoing?
  • Hancock: They still have amounts of radiation that they’re reading in the underground at WIPP. The DoE is saying that the filter system is 99.97% effective. We don’t know that that’s true because we don’t have laboratory results back, how much radioactivity those filters are actually catching. We are a long way from having all the sampling we need in the above ground to know how much is out. We can presume that minute amounts can still be coming out through the filter system even if the filter system is working perfectly. The filter system doesn’t work 100% perfect — 99.97%, if it is working that well is good, but that means there’s 0.03% that is getting out. So it will be a continuing problem until all of the contamination, both underground and above ground is cleaned up. […] It’s a continuing potential threat to people for a long time to come.

Interview with WIPP expert Don Hancock of Southwest Research and Information Center, Nuclear Hotseat with Libbe HaLevy, Mar. 4, 2014:

  • Hancock (at 3:00 in): Apparently every single worker on the site when the alarm was triggered late night on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 received internal dose […] at least 13 [have] confirmed internal radiation. So that bodes the possibility of some serious health consequences. Continue reading »

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Feb 15

Flashback:

Scientists Detect Plutonium From Fukushima In Lithuania


Officials: ‘Hot’ materials with 7 billion Bq/kg of cesium found 15 km from Fukushima plant — “Most likely” came from Unit 3 — Over 7,500 Bq/kg of Plutonium and Americium (PHOTOS) (ENENews, Feb 14, 2014):

Follow-up to: Asahi: Highly radioactive ‘mystery objects’ found — Rumored to be pieces of Fukushima reactor buildings — 15 kilometers from nuclear plant (PHOTOS)

EXSKF, Feb. 13, 2014: […] four small pieces of debris found at the river mouth in Naraha-machi 15 kilometers from the plant may have come from Reactor 3. […] TEPCO disclosed the result of the analysis of the debris done by Japan Atomic Energy Agency […] TEPCO and JAEA’s conclusion [is that] small pieces of debris came from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, most likely from the Reactor 3 building […] There will be no further analysis whether there is any contribution from MOX fuel […]

Selected radionuclides detected in Sample 3:

  • Plutonium-238, 239, 240 + Am-241 = 7,675 Bq/kg
  • Cesium-134, 137 = 7.3 billion Bq/kg
  • Cobalt-60 = 1,225,000 Bq/kg

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May 25

Plutonium – the deadliest substance on the planet – has been injected into dogs and no dose was low enough to not give those dogs cancer, according to Dr. Helen Caldicott.


‘Amazing’: Plutonium leak at U.S. nuclear site hidden from public — Official: “A very deliberate cover up… I will use the word that we were lied to” (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 22, 2013)

 

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Aug 29


Rendering of Hanford’s Double-Shell Tanks (DOE image)

What’s Inside The Suspect Nuclear Waste Tank At Hanford? (Forbes, Aug 27, 2012):

When news broke last week that radioactive material had been found outside of the inner containment wall of a double-hulled tank at the nuclear waste cleanup site in Hanford, Wa, most reports characterized the contents of the tank as “radioactive waste.”But that’s more a category than a description.

The Energy Department has been eager to find out exactly what’s in the tank, which received wastes from leaky single-walled tanks and from more than a half dozen facilities at the Hanford site, including nuclear reactors, plutonium processing plants, a PUREX plant, and laboratories.

DOE funded many studies to analyze the chemical compounds in the tank, determine whether they could corrode the stainless-steel walls, and to anticipate the effects of a spill. Here’s some of what those studies found: Continue reading »

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Jul 17

MUST-SEE!!!



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Talk by Dr. Doug Rokke, former head of the Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project speaking about depleted uranium November 16, 2002 at University Baptist Church in Seattle.

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Mar 12

Overcoming ‘Fukushima syndrome’ (Voice Of Russia, Mar 11, 2012):

On Sunday, Japan observed a moment of silence to mark the exact time a devastating earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit the country’s northeastern areas one year ago, killing 16,000 people and leaving another 3,000 missing.

About 330,000 houses were destroyed in the magnitude-9.0 quake which set off the 10-meter-high tsunami on March 11, 2011. Prefectures of Ivate, Miyagi and Fukushima were hardest hit by the quake-tsunami disaster which took place at 2:26 p.m. local time. Coastal areas are yet to be cleared of the debris, officials said.

The quake triggered a serious accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which prompted the evacuation of about 160,000 people. Radiation leaked from the plant after a series of fires and explosions damaged the facility’s reactors. In an interview with the Voice of Russia aired on Sunday, Moscow-based expert Igor Ostretsov said that the Fukushima plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), should have shown initiative in tackling the breakdown. TEPCO’s initial reaction to the accident really raises eyebrows, he added.

“They had at least 24 hours to restore everything, Ostretsov says, expressing surprise about TEPCO’s initially playing down the accident. The moment was missed, and the situation seriously deteriorated, he adds, referring to the Fukushima NPP reactor’s meltdown and a subsequent leak of radioactive water into the ocean.”

As a result, radioactive cesium was then found in the water, soil and food in Japan. Earlier in the week, medics said that plutonium-241 was detected in the 30-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima NPP. Plutonium-241 has a half-life of 14 years, and it then decays into highly toxic americium-241 which is easily absorbed by bean plants, including soya which is widely used by the Japanese. Medics also said that more than 60 people from areas adjacent to the Fukushima NPP sustained thyroid radiation exposure that was caused by radioactive iodine, emitted by the crippled Fukushima plant.

Moscow-based environmentalist Alexei Yablokov likened the Fukushima disaster to an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 – something that he said had global repercussions at the time.

As far as the Fukushima breakdown is concerned, the bulk of radionuclides went into the ocean which will be fraught with serious consequences, Yablokov says, referring to fish that is contaminated with Fukushima radionuclides and is on sale in eastern Japan. Plutonium emissions from the Fukushima NPP affected America and Europe, the expert says, mentioning Lithuania, the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Chukotka Region.

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Dec 11

At 12:30 into the video.


New Video of Scientist Kaltofen Presenting to American Public Health Association (Fairewinds Associates, Dec. 8, 2011):

New Video of Scientist Kaltofen Presenting to American Public Health Association from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

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A professional video of Marco Kaltofen’s presentation to the American Public Health Association was recently made available to Fairewinds. Kaltofen states that hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan. He also states that auto air filters from Fukushima, that he tested in his Massachusetts laboratory, are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a buried radioactive waste disposal site in the US. Additionally, he expresses concerns for the mechanics who work on cars in Fukushima Prefecture. Continue reading »

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Jul 20

Flashback!

Here is another important flashback (inspired by a reader):

Dr. Helen Caldicott On The Japan Nuclear Disaster – The Truth MSM Won’t Tell You! (Video)



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Jul 18

To see the actual results visit the link.

New Las Conchas Fire Air Sample Monitoring Information (New Mexico Environment Department (Radiation Control Bureau), July 11, 2011):

The air sample monitoring units were set in various locations and managed by the DOE Radiological Assistance Program as requested by the New Mexico Environment Department. The air sample monitoring and locations were validated for accuracy by the New Mexico Environment Department, Radiation Control Bureau.

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Jun 30

And the EPA has turned off radiation monitoring!

And I do not wonder why!

Must-listen!


Arnold Gundersen with the latest on the Fukushima meltdowns; a clip of Dr. Caldicott’s speech at the Berlin Chernobyl conference (Dr Helen Caldicott, June 17th, 2011):

Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.

This week, Dr. Caldicott has an in-depth conversation with Arnold Gundersen, energy advisor with Fairewinds Associates Inc. and a former nuclear engineer. They discuss the present situation in Fukushima, where three nuclear power plants have melted down, and the continuing effects of the disaster on Japan and the rest of the world. For background, read the June 16 article, Fukushima: It’s Much Worse Than You Think: Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public, in which Gundersen states that “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind.” Also check out The Big Fukushima Lie Flies High, Is a Rise in Infant Deaths in the Pacific Northwest Due to Fukushima? and Are We on the Brink of Burying Nuke Power Forever? Listen to an earlier If You Love This Planet interview with Gundersen here. The last 20 minutes of the show feature part of Dr. Caldicott’s April 9 speech at a recent Chernobyl conference sponsored by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in Berlin. She covers the implications of the unprecedented Fukushima accident and the wide-ranging and long-lasting health effects of nuclear radiation. Her remarks are presented to an audience which included many physicians and scientists. As background for this lecture excerpt, read Dr. Caldicott’s April 30 opinion piece in The New York Times, Unsafe at Any Dose. And read her book, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer.

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Jun 02

#Radiation in Japan: 2 Drugs to Help Expel Plutonium from Body to Be Approved in July:

It seems like an oblique way for the Japanese government to admit plutonium (and other transuranium elements such as americium and curium) has been released from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant and dispersed in wide enough areas to warrant a very quick approval of drugs that expel them from the body.

Transuranium elements are the chemical elements with atomic numbers greater than 92, the atomic number of uranium. They are all highly radioactive.

From Asahi Shinbun (12:09AM JST 6/2/2011):

体に入った放射性物質を排出させる薬剤2品が、7月にも医薬品として承認される見通しになった。1日開かれた厚生労働省の薬事・食品衛生審議会の部会で、意見がまとまった。

Two drugs that expel radioactive materials from the body are set to be approved in July, as the experts agreed at a meeting on June 1 of the Committee on Medicine and Food Safety of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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Apr 28

Americium-241 has a half life of 432.7 years.

And TEPCO really needs to work on its press releases.


Press Release (Apr 27,2011)
Detection of radioactive materials in the soil in
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (5th release)
As part of monitoring activity of the surrounding environment, we
conducted an analysis of plutonium contained in the soil collected on
March 21st and 22nd at the 5 spots in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Station. As a result, plutonium 238, 239 and 240 were detected. 
                                                    (previously announced)

As the result of the plutonium analysis in the soil from the sample from
the 3 periodic sampling spots on April 14th, plutonium 238, 239 and 240
were detected as shown in Attachment 1. In addition, as the result of
gamma ray nuclide analysis from the same sample, radioactive materials
were detected as shown in Attachment 2.

Besides, as the result of the americium and curium analysis in the soil
from 2 samples among the 3 periodic sampling spots in which plutonium was
detected on March 28th amerium 241 (?), curium 242, 243, and 244 were detected.

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Apr 28

Plutonium has been found in the US:

Dr. Chris Busby: Fukushima (MOX) Reactor No. 3 Blast Was A Nuclear Explosion – Can’t Seal A Fissioning Reactor – Crisis Will Not Be Over Within 9 Months – Uranium And Plutonium Detected In Hawaii

Fukushima: High Resolution Photos Prove (MOX) Reactor No. 3 Core And Spent Fuel Pool Exploded!!!

Radioactive Plutonium And Strontium From Fukushima Bombarding US West Coast Since March 18th (EPA RADnet Reports)

Americium is even more heavy than uranium!



Added: 27.04.2011

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