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FUKUSHIMA & OTHER NUKE DISASTERS

May 19 08:56

FDA just approved Latest Highly Effective Drug to get rid of Migraines.

FDA just approved the first drug to prevent migraines. About 1 in 5 girls and one in 16 men get migraines, in step with the yank sick headache Foundation.
"It may not get rid of all of them, but it really dramatically improves following things...

May 09 09:59

Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks

A reactor at EDF Energy’s (EDF.PA) Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.

Ageing reactors generate just over 20 percent of Britain’s power but almost half of this capacity, including Hunterston, is due to go offline by 2025, prompting the government to plan new plants.

May 08 09:16

Will Serbia Hold NATO Responsible For Criminal Use Of Depleted Uranium?

The Republic of Serbia appears to be making moves that would ultimately open the door to holding NATO responsible for the significant spike in cancer illnesses and deaths which followed NATO’s bombing of Serbia with depleted uranium shells.

President of the Serbian Parliament Maja Gojkovic drafted a resolution in parliament that would establish a commission charged with investigating the impact of the NATO bombing in 1999 on the health of citizens and the environment, with particular emphasis on the effects caused by the use of depleted uranium shells.

Previously, the Italian parliament, recognized that NATO’s use of these nuclear waste tainted weapons were the primary cause of illness and death for Italian NATO soldiers in the occupied southern Serbian region of Kosovo. Serbian officials are in an active conversation with the Italians, whose findings may better inform any Serbian investigation.

May 07 11:04

Weapons grade plutonium goes missing from US university

A small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium has gone missing from a university in Idaho.

Idaho State University was using the radioactive chemical element, which was about the size of a 10p piece, for research.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the university could not account for about a 30th of an ounce (one gram) of the material, which is used in nuclear reactors and to make nuclear bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even one gram can be deadly if whoever walked off with it is exposed long enough!

May 07 09:58

“FAR ALAMO”. Short Film.

Need a laugh this morning. John Wayne and The Magnificent Seven with Clint Eastwood save Planet Earth!

’The Alamo » is attacked by BUGS!
When John Wayne meets Paul Verhoeven…

May 03 15:16

INSIDE the heart of Fukushima's deadly reactor: New footage shows melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

These stark images showing the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone reveal the devastation inside its destroyed reactor.

The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant, on the country's north east coast.

Footage shows melted nuclear fuel attached to the pillars, walls and ceiling, as well as puddles of coolant, and debris piled up 16 to 27ins thick on the ground.

Analysis of the images by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning said the spread of debris was suggestive of several holes in the reactor floor.

May 03 08:54

New, expanding cracks in nuclear reactor core delay restart of Scotland's oldest plant

One of the nuclear reactors at the Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland could remain offline until the end of the year, after fresh cracks expanding at a higher rate were discovered in the graphite blocks forming its core.

Reactor 3 at the aging Hunterston B nuclear power station on the West coast of Scotland was initially taken offline on March 9 for a routine inspection, during which the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) found new “keyway root cracks” in the reactor core. On Wednesday, operator EDF Energy announced that the reactor could remain offline for months until the problem is fixed.

“The inspections confirmed the expected presence of new keyway root cracks in the reactor core and also identified these happening at a slightly higher rate than modeled,” EDF Energy said. “While Hunterston B Reactor 3 could return to operation from the current outage, it will remain offline” until the company addresses safety concerns.

Apr 30 12:53

Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is Now Officially the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History

The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has exceeded that of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe, so we may stop calling it the “second worst” nuclear power disaster in history. Total atmospheric releases from Fukushima are estimated to be between 5.6 and 8.1 times that of Chernobyl, according to the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report. Professor Komei Hosokawa, who wrote the report’s Fukushima section, told London’s Channel 4 News then, “Almost every day new things happen, and there is no sign that they will control the situation in the next few months or years.”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has estimated that about 900 peta-becquerels have spewed from Fukushima, and the updated 2016 TORCH Report estimates that Chernobyl dispersed 110 peta-becquerels. [1] (A Becquerel is one atomic disintegration per second. The “peta-becquerel” is a quadrillion, or a thousand trillion Becquerels.)

Apr 30 11:50

Poisoning fears as Japan plans to use RADIOACTIVE Fukushima soil to build roads

The country’s Environment Ministry wants to use the radiation-tainted material to rebuild a number of roads in the region that was devastated by a tsunami in 2011.

But the proposal has sparked fury among residents over fears they could be poisoned by the soil.

A briefing about the plans on Thursday saw angry scenes erupt, with locals in the city of Nihonmatsu yelling about how the roads will be “contaminated”.

Authorities have been desperately trying to convince people that it will be safe, saying the soil will be buried under clean earth that will “block” any harmful radiation.

Apr 29 08:58

Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Suffers Water Leak in Reactor

Due to an increased level of radiation in the given block, maintenance works in the reactor have been most recently handicapped, but the maintenance company says there is no need to worry.

The reactor cooling system at the Doel nuclear power station has suffered a leak, although no danger is posed to the personnel or to the environment, the operating company Engie-Electrabel reported Saturday.

"A minor water efflux has been spotted in a reserve pipe line of the cooling system. The efflux is rather small, we are still well below the mark which would cause an automatic switch-off of the reactor. It does not affect security," the company’s representative noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really. There is nothing to worry about. Honest!"

Apr 26 11:17

China at Risk of Radioactive Exposure from North Korean Test Site - Report

Two groups of Chinese researchers have reportedly confirmed a risk from radioactive exposure to their countrymen after a North Korean nuclear test site appeared to have partially collapsed.

North Korea's Mount Mantap has contained every known nuclear test in the country: the Punggye-ri nuclear test site sits under it in a network of tunnels. After a thermonuclear device was tested in early September 2017, seismic activity at the mountain was recorded in the form of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey's findings, while the China Earthquake Networks Center detected a 3.4 magnitude follow-up quake.

Almost immediately, it was reported that the mountain had experienced a tunnel collapse, although with some uncertainty. Now, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reports that Chinese researchers have confirmed that the mountain collapsed on itself.

Apr 25 08:52

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Has Contaminated ENTIRE Pacific Ocean

Apr 25 08:46

Fukushima is collapsing

Apr 24 10:17

US STRUGGLING TO HANDLE EXCESS PLUTONIUM

The United States is struggling to handle the excessive amounts of plutonium generated at the cores of its many retired nuclear reactors, according to a new report, raising fears that it might end up in the wrong hands.

Today, there are some 54 metric tons of surplus plutonium stored in nuclear facilities the US Department of Energy operates around the country, according to Reuters.

In Pantex, a plant located near Amarillo, Texas, the surplus plutonium has long exceeded the 20,000 cores, also known as “pits,” that regulations allow such facilities to store in their temporary storage facility.

That means a mishap in the process, which is mostly done manually by contract workers, can trigger massive nuclear explosions.

While in the past the US simply used the leftover plutonium to produce more nuclear munitions, it is now obliged under a 2010 treaty with Russia to keep its arsenal under 1,550 warheads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem of what to do with nuclear waste is one requiring the highest level of attention by a Federal government which constantly exhibits all the classic symptoms of ADHD.

Unfortunately, it will probably take it a catastrophe of horrific proportions, before this issue is intelligently addressed, and dealt with.

Apr 24 07:58

Fukushima Cover-Up: “Keep cancers a secret” say doctors — “We’re getting leukemia and cataracts and we die suddenly” — “Students having sudden heart attacks” — Officials “actively ignoring” reports of illness and death

Faced with the post-3.11 reality of government (and corporate) policy that protects economic and security interests over public health and well-being, the majority of the 2 million inhabitants of Fukushima Prefecture are either unconscious of or have been encouraged to accept living with radioactive contamination…

Apr 20 09:29

Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

Trump’s bid to increase U.S. arms sales, by using the Syria strikes as a PR blitz to show the effectiveness of U.S.-made weapons, is just the latest action taken by the president to cement his role as America’s top arms dealer

WASHINGTON – The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, launched unilateral strikes against the Syrian government, the Trump administration is rolling out a “Buy American” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today, will speed up the approval of arms deals to U.S. allies and will call for members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, as well as the president himself, to act as “closers” in major arms deals and salesmen for U.S. weapons companies at international air shows and weapons showcases.

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Apr 18 08:36

Leaked report raised fears of radioactive tsunami if Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia collapses

A leaked report has raised new fears that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing. The French government, since 2010, has kept secret that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing, according to Mururoa e Tatou (MET), the Nuclear Association in French Polynesia.

The Nuclear Association’s president, Roland Oldham, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat program that radioactive material could be released into the Pacific Ocean if the atoll were to collapse. (Listen to the report here.) French nuclear safety official, Marcel Jurien de la Graviere, suggested that people on nearby Tureia Atoll could be exposed to radiation 300 times the level in France. If the atoll collapses there could be international ramifications.

Apr 14 17:23

World War III, Syria, Palestine, Trump, Treason & What We Must Do

New Video Commentary - World War III, Syria, Palestine, Trump, Treason & What We Must Do. My Press TV interview was interfered with to the degree that a 30 minute slot became less then 5 minutes. Normally I would not mind this but as we sit on the verge of nuclear annihilation I feel compelled to say more, so I made this video from Ireland on the spot. Please share. TJP

Apr 11 10:54

Radiation is found 10 miles away from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as demolition work is halted after contamination of workers

Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s have inhaled or ingested radioactive particles in the past year, and even carried some of that radiation into their vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The incidents have prompted the federal government, along with state regulators, to halt the demolition of the sprawling Plutonium Finishing Plant until a safety plan can be developed.

The contamination has also shaken confidence in a massive cleanup of Hanford, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

Apr 02 09:07

At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean all along. and it’s NOT over….

Mar 30 09:49

Military poisoned by Fukushima radiation

Mar 17 10:15

Big firms push to overturn uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

The US mining industry has asked the supreme court to overturn an Obama-era rule prohibiting the mining of uranium on public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon.

The National Mining Association (NMA) and the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) filed petitions on Friday asking the court to reverse the 2012 ban on new uranium mining claims on more than 1 million acres of public land surrounding Grand Canyon national park.

In December, the ninth circuit court of appeals upheld the ban after a legal challenge by the industry, to the relief of environmental groups and Native American tribes in northern Arizona.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is important to note that the ban on uranium mining occurred at about the same time as the Uranium One deal, forcing the US to buy uranium back from the Russians (and other countries).

Mar 17 10:13

Uranium Mining Poisons Native Americans

Nuclear power is often billed as clean base-load electrical energy. However, few if any nuclear power proponents mention the unintended consequences or the externalized costs associated with this technology to support the unsustainable U.S. lifestyle. A crucial part of this story is told by Native Americans.

I have included three shocking, detailed articles outlining these unintended consequences impacting the Native Americans in South Dakota and neighboring states -- in particular the Cheyenne River radiation poisoning from nearby uranium mining impacting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some years back there was a movie called "Thunderheart" starring Val Kilmer. It takes place on a native American reservation and is loosely based on the events at Pine Ridge which led to the imprisonment of Leonard Peltier. But the back story of the film is the poisoning of the reservation by uranium mining.

Mar 14 08:32

Yoichi Shimatsu - Tracking Fukushima's Nuclear Weapons Sites

This remarkable video shows Yoichi on a bicycle sneaking into the Fukushima radiation danger zone, risking his life to investigate the hidden nuclear weapons plant in the destroyed Fukushima NPP. He produced this video as solid proof that there was MUCH more underway at Fukushima than just generating electricity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not convinced, but decided to put this up anyway.

Mar 11 10:14

Warhead Lab Leaks Killed Thousands In The Fukushima Disaster

As we learned early on, much of the nuclear releases from Fukushima was being transported eastward by the North Pacific current and the northern jetstream, much of that abetted by years of official tolerance of unchecked venting and wastewater releases. The groundwater outflows were and still are being enabled by the media myth of an “ice wall”, an expensive boondoggle that provided cover for the release of reactor coolant from the Fukushima storage tank farm. The so-called isotope-filtration equipment from AREVA and Kurion of Hanford were ineffective. For all the numbers games played by the “experts”, tossing out round-ball estimates, there’s been no containment of nuclear contamination in Japan, which soon proved itself again to be an eager exporter, this time of radioactive steel, used cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

Mar 09 08:17

Injustice At Sea: the Irradiated Sailors of the USS Reagan

American sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan were exposed to radiation from Fukushima. Many are sick. Some have died. Why can’t they get justice?

Mar 07 08:57

Belgium Starts Giving Out Free Iodine Pills in Case of Nuclear Disaster

Free distribution of iodine tablets has started in Belgium as a precautionary measure in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Starting from Tuesday, every Belgian citizen can come to a pharmacy and get free iodine pills, the association said. This move is part of the government's nuclear safety policy.

Before March 6, only those living within 20 kilometers (12 miles) from nuclear sites were entitled to receive the medication free of charge, while now the area of distribution has been increased to 100 kilometers (62 miles).

Mar 07 08:12

Fukushima village radiation still above gov't target after cleanup

Radiation levels at houses and nearby areas in a Fukushima village remain around three times higher than the target set by the government despite cleanup work following the 2011 nuclear crisis, an environmental group said Thursday.

In some areas among tens of thousands points where Greenpeace Japan conducted surveys in the village of Iitate and town of Namie last September and October, the levels of radioactivity were higher than the previous survey in 2016, the group said.

Mar 06 08:50

Fukushima Has Already Killed Tens Of 1,000s Of Infants & Moms Across US - Fukushima C-137 Common In UrineTests & Soil Samples Across US - Hugely Important Report

WHERE IS THE RADIOACTIVE CESIUM COMING FROM THAT IS BEING FOUND IN US PATIENTS?

Nuclear Expert: Largest amount of Fukushima radiation fell on US West Coast and Pacific — “Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”
http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-largest-amount-fukushima-radiation-f...

Where is the radioactive cesium contamination coming from that is being found in US patients? Here is a clue!

Feb 26 10:07

Atomic Homefront

In 1942, the U.S. government chose downtown St. Louis as a processing center of uranium for the first atomic bombs. Over the next 25 years, the radioactive waste from this processing center was moved to sites throughout the city’s northern and western suburbs and eventually dumped into the West Lake Landfill in North St. Louis County. But until recently, many residents living near the landfill were unaware the waste had become a ticking time bomb.

Directed by Rebecca Cammisa (the Oscar-nominated HBO documentaries God Is the Bigger Elvis and Which Way Home), the documentary Atomic Homefront exposes the lasting toxic effects nuclear waste can have on communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This documentary is currently showing on HBO and HBO On Demand. We have reported on the encroaching fire before, but this film really gets into how this radioactive waste left over from building atomic bombs has destroyed the lives of people in Bridgeton and along Coldwater Creek.

Feb 08 09:35

Seven Years Later Fukushima Radiation Levels Spiking to Lethal Levels

Waking Times

The latest news from Japan further chips away at the possibility of a favorable outcome.

Feb 06 12:42

Fukushima Daiichi has apparently been abandoned!

I don't think it has been abandoned, but would you spend your leisure time exercising near the place with your tracking sports bracelet?

Feb 04 08:01

‘Global Consequences’ of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant

Lethal levels of radiation have been observed inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. And they are arguably way higher than you suspect.

Feb 04 07:43

Lethal radiation amounts still detected at crippled Fukushima plant 7yrs after disaster

An inspection of the Fukushima nuclear plant has detected extremely high amounts of radiation, says operator TEPCO. Just an hour of exposure would be lethal.

A remote-controlled inspection detected 42 Sieverts (Sv) per hour of radiation outside the foundations of the crippled Unit 2 of the plant, according to a newly-released report. And that’s a lot, as just one Sv is enough to cause acute radiation syndrome.

Sieverts are used to measure radiation in terms of its potential harm and the cancer risk begins already at the doses of radiation as low as in between 50-100 mSv, the World Health Organization says.

Feb 02 09:26

HIGH RADIATION STILL DETECTED AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT 7 YEARS AFTER DISASTER

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has released the results of its latest probe of the site.

A remote-controlled inspection of the Unit 2 reactor containment vessel last month detected a maximum of 8 sieverts per hour of radiation.

Experts say exposure to such radiation for about an hour would be fatal.

Officials from Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, released the results on Thursday.

They said the radiation reading was taken near what appeared to be fuel debris, the term used to describe a mixture of molten fuel and broken interior parts.

The finding shows that nearly 7 years after the meltdowns, radiation levels remain so high that they present a major challenge to decommissioning work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the Japanese people didn't run TEPCO out of town on a rail, and completely replace their legislature, when they knew the truth of what had happened here, is a complete, total mystery to me.

Jan 29 07:53

San Francisco wants to build 12,000 new homes on a former nuclear test site — but the project is in turmoil after the Navy found evidence of a botched cleanup

A sprawling middle-class neighborhood is rising on the site of a former nuclear testing facility in San Francisco. But its future is uncertain amid new allegations of a botched cleanup.

The US Navy has learned that Tetra Tech, a government contractor tasked with the cleanup of radioactive contamination at the retired San Francisco Naval Shipyard, faked more soil tests than previously thought, in order to expedite the city's largest redevelopment project. Workers swapped samples from areas known to be highly contaminated with dirt from clean areas.

According to investigations by Curbed SF and NBC Bay Area, almost half of the toxic waste-site cleanup was "suspect" or has "evidence of potential data manipulation or falsification."

These findings could cause the project to be delayed many years. The Navy is expected to release the results of its investigation into Tetra Tech in a public meeting on January 31.

Jan 14 10:21

Nuclear War Survival Skills Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition Cresson H. Kearny

An all-out nuclear war between Russia and the United States would be the worst catastrophe in history, a tragedy so huge it is difficult to comprehend. Even so, it would be far from the end of human life on earth. The dangers from nuclear weapons have been distorted and exaggerated, for varied reasons. These exaggerations have become demoralizing myths, believed by millions of Americans.

° Myth: Fallout radiation from a nuclear war would poison the air and all parts of the environment. It would kill everyone. (This is the demoralizing message of On the Beach and many similar pseudoscientific books and articles.)

Jan 12 12:08

Fukushima Darkness: Radiation of Triple Meltdowns Felt Worldwide

It’s been six years since the triple 100% nuke meltdowns occurred at Fukushima Daiichi d/d March 11th, 2011, nowadays referred to as “311”. Over time, it’s easy for the world at large to lose track of the serious implications of the world’s largest-ever industrial disaster; out of sight out of mind works that way.

According to Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) estimates, decommissioning is a decade-by-decade work-in-progress, most likely four decades at a cost of up to ¥21 trillion ($189B). However, that’s the simple part to understanding the Fukushima nuclear disaster story. The difficult painful part is largely hidden from pubic view via a highly restrictive harsh national secrecy law (Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets, Act No. 108/2013), political pressure galore, and fear of exposing the truth about the inherent dangers of nuclear reactor meltdowns. Powerful vested interests want it concealed.

Jan 10 14:23

Judge: Sailors’ Fukushima Radiation Case Doesn’t Belong in US

A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to radiation in the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear disaster, finding a San Diego courtroom isn’t the right place for the case.

U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino issued a 15-page order dismissing the class action against Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TepCo) and General Electric, finding the service members who were stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego have failed to establish how the Japanese utility’s acts were directed at California.

Dec 20 08:46

Australia still ‘TOTALLY radioactive’ following British nuclear tests in 1950s

During the 1950s and 60s, the British carried out testing of 12 nuclear bombs which were comparable to the one dropped on Hiroshima at Maralinga and Emu Field in South Australia, and Monte Bello in Western Australia.

Some Australians say that there are still high levels of radiation around the area which are having an effect on locals.

Sue Coleman-Haseldine claims that in the area where she grew up in Kokatha, radiation poisoning is still giving people cancer and leading to serious birth defects.

Dec 09 09:10

Russia ready to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to take defective fuel from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), said Rosatom department’s director Andrei Ivanov on Friday.

Nov 26 17:46

Fukushima 'ice wall' linchpin not living up to high hopes

Although 34.5 billion yen ($309 million) in taxpayer money has funded an "ice wall" to keep out groundwater from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant site, the frozen barrier may not be meeting hopes and expectations.

Webmaster addition: I hate to say I told you so, but ... no, actually I rather enjoy it! :)

Nov 26 08:42

Radiation cloud mystery as fallout 1,000 times worse than normal drifts over Europe

Scientists are trying to work out what caused the spike in radiation engulfing northern parts of the continent.

Russia's state-run nuclear company Rosatom has denied being responsible for any accidents or incidents that may have caused the radiation spike.

Moscow yesterday acknowledged the cloud for the first time after they were accused of being responsible for a radioactive leak.

Data from Russia’s weather service Roshydromet confirmed “extremely high pollution” recorded in late September and early October.

Nuclear companies in neighbouring Kazakhstan also denied being responsible for the radiation.

Nov 21 15:19

Russia Confirms Presence Of Mysterious Cloud Of Extremely High Radiation

A Russian region is literally experiencing radiation nearly 1,000x the norm – but from where? What about the cloud over Europe in October? About a month ago, a “mysterious...

Nov 20 09:18

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

The size of a shoe box, the Manbo used tiny propellers to hover and glide through water in a manner similar to an aerial drone.

After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.

Nov 20 08:55

Fukushima: Scientists Confirm Reactor Radiation Reached 'Unimaginable' Levels

Scientists on the ground at the clean-up operation for the Fukushima nuclear reactor have warned that the radiation levels from the Daiichi power plant have now reached "unimaginable levels" despite the threat being downplayed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinz? Abe.Tokyo Electric

Power Company (TEPCO) has revealed that the radioactivity level is now 100 times greater than what would be normally considered a deadly emergency threat, according to Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Nov 15 08:50

Fukushima Cover-Up: “Keep cancers a secret” say doctors — “We’re getting leukemia and cataracts and we die suddenly” — “Students having sudden heart attacks” — Officials “actively ignoring” reports of illness and death

Faced with the post-3.11 reality of government (and corporate) policy that protects economic and security interests over public health and well-being, the majority of the 2 million inhabitants of Fukushima Prefecture are either unconscious of or have been encouraged to accept living with radioactive contamination…

As Fukushima city resident Shiina Chieko observed, the majority of people seem to have adopted denial as a way to excise the present danger from their consciousness. Her sister-in-law, for example, ignored her son’s ‘continuous nosebleeds’, while her mother had decided that the community must endure by pretending that things were no different from pre-3.11 conditions. [Source: Shiina Chieko, interview with the author]…

Nov 15 04:36

US NEGLECTS THE SAFETY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN EUROPE

Unfortunately, today information campaigns conducted by individual countries against the use of nuclear power plants often appear and are clearly aimed not at strengthening security measures in the nuclear energy sector, but at narrowly self-serving politicized goals. A striking example of this, in particular, is the campaign launched by Lithuania against the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus. The main reason for the campaign is the desire of the Lithuanian conservatives to please Washington by using anti-Russian sentiments to reduce the influence of Russia and its closest ally, Belarus, in the European energy market. It’s no secret that Lithuania itself wanted to build its own nuclear power plant in Visaginas with the help of Japanese and American corporations. For a long time, Lithuania expected that the project would include its neighbors – Latvia, Estonia and Poland, but the funds for the implementation of this project were lacking.

Nov 13 07:18

New Study: US state hit with up to 200 times more Fukushima fallout than expected — Over a Trillion becquerels of nuclear waste fell on Hawaii — Scientists: “Plume may have taken an alternative path… Greater than anticipated”

Fukushima-derived radiocesium fallout in Hawaiian soils… This study estimated the magnitude of cesium deposition in soil, collected in 2015-2016, resulting from atmospheric fallout… Detectable, Fukushima-derived 134Cs inventories ranged from 30 to 630 Bq m-2 and 137Cs inventories ranged from 20 to 2200 Bq m-2… This research confirmed and quantified the presence of Fukushima-derived fallout in the state of Hawai’i in amounts higher than predicted by models and observed in the United States mainland…
The Hawaiian Islands were expected to get minimal, below 10 Bq m-2 or lower, of Fukushima-derived fallout…
Fukushima-derived soil radiocesium concentrations, were greater than anticipated based on model-predicted Pacific atmospheric dispersion rates…

Nov 11 08:33

Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

Based on the detection from monitoring stations and meteorological data, the mysterious cloud — which has since dissipated — has been traced to somewhere along the Russia-Kazakhstan border, according to Jean-Christophe Gariel, director for health at the IRSN.

"It's somewhere in South Russia," he says, likely between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.

Nov 10 12:16

Veterans Day in the USofA

Here's an honest disclosure: I grew up with command-rank Naval officers, and a Semper Fi uncle. Duty, Honor, Country.

That said, many false flags later, the Forever-War enriches Mil-Indus greedsters and politicos at the lobbyist trough.

Our military grunts pay the ultimate price, of death, dismemberment, PTSD, divorce, and suicide...

Unreported, and oceanically difficult to hide:

The Fukushima cover-up has been a stupefying outrage, as Public Health violation and nuttin-to-see-here planetcide.

Nov 10 10:54

Former US Senator: All these Navy sailors have died after Fukushima radiation exposure — TV program reveals many are now dead — Veterans break down in tears… suffering cancers, paralysis, amputations, bleeding from anus, severe pain

Representing cancer-ridden Navy service members who say they were exposed to radiation on a humanitarian mission in Fukushima, former Sen. John Edwards urged a federal judge Thursday to set a date for trial. Over a decade after serving as John Kerry’s running mate in the 2004 presidential election, Edwards now represents hundreds of Navy sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan… “We have all these sailors whose case is now five years old, who have died or are in the process of dying right now,” said Edwards… Edwards noted that some of his other clients have seen their children born with birth defects… He said they want to make sure “the truth comes out” and that the “word gets out about the dangers and risks that exist not just in Japan, but in other parts of the world.”

Nov 08 11:18

Fukushima radiation found in Hawaii fish — Almost half contain fallout from Japan nuclear disaster

Thirteen commonly consumed types of fish caught in the North Pacific and locally available in Hawaii were analyzed using gamma spectroscopy to measure Fukushima-derived and historic 134 Cs and 137 Cs isotopes. All fish samples had detectable 137 Cs above 95% Confidence Intervals. Three out of the thirteen samples had 134 Cs, an isotope indicative of Fukushima releases, detected above 95% Confidence Intervals. The highest 134 Cs and 137 Cs concentration in the examined species was in ahi tuna carrying 0.10±0.04 Bq/kg and 0.62±0.05 Bq/kg, respectively. Other samples with 134 Cs activities found above their 2-sigma uncertainty were albacore tuna and swordfish…

[W]hile the plume has not necessarily reached the Hawaiian Islands, it did travel within established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands…

Nov 08 10:26

France backtracks on promise to cut nuclear power reliance

The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists.

Oct 30 15:59

Video Shows Radioactive Waste Being Dumped Along The Banks Of The Columbia River In Washington State

Oct 20 09:44

31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination

Thirty-one Hanford nuclear reservation workers inhaled very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8.

An alarm sounded that morning at the Plutonium Finishing Plant when airborne radioactive contamination was detected as open-air demolition using heavy equipment was being done. Work was underway at the most contaminated part of the plant.

Initially, workers were not believed to be at risk because no contamination was found on the skin or protective clothing of workers, but employees were offered testing for internal contamination as a precaution.

But concerns increased when some of the initial tests showed contamination. Then Washington Department of Health air sampling results came back in August showing radioactive plutonium and americium particles in very low levels at the Rattlesnake security barricade three miles from the plant.

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It appears to me that Washngton's nuclear industry is not at all taking care of the people who work for it, or have been doing it in a very haphazard, cavalier kind of way, pushing back on costs by not giving them the basic protection to prevent exposure, plus protection for the people who live around the areas where such plants exist.

Cancers and other diseases this exposure may generate later in life for these people indicates that they have a very solid class action lawsuit against the State for allowing this exposure in the first place.

Oct 11 09:46

Greenpeace Warns French Nuclear Waste Pools Vulnerable to Terror Threat

The citizens of France and neighboring European nations will suffer major damage should terrorists attack French nuclear facilities, Greenpeace warns in a report released Tuesday.

Oct 06 12:23

M6.0 earthquake hits off Japan parallel to the Fukushima prefecture

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center currently says there are no tsunami advisories or watches in place.

Oct 05 05:37

Fukushima operator can restart nuclear reactors at world's biggest plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.

Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved an application from Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa – the world’s biggest nuclear power plant – even as the utility struggles to decommission Fukushima Daiichi.

The process will involve reviews and consultations with the public, and the restart is also expected to encounter strong opposition from people living near the plant on the Japan Sea coast of Niigata prefecture.

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ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

One has to wonder what TEPCO paid to get this "unanimous consent" from the commissioners.

How can those people, who brought Japan and Fukisihima to the horrible nuclear poisoning they did, ever be trusted to function ethically again?!?

In a just world, the senior management of TEPCO should be in a cold, hard jail cell for the rest of their lives, for horrific laxity in safety regs at Fukishima, along with the city and government officials who just signed off on sloppy care for the spent fuel rods .

This planet, unfortunately, consistently demonstrates the polar opposite of a just world.

Oct 03 17:40

Researchers find ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste leaking into the ocean 60 MILES from the site of the Fukushima disaster

It’s been six years since a massive earthquake, followed by a 50-foot tsunami, slammed into Japan's northeast coast, resulting in one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.

But scientists have now discovered a ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste left behind by the Fukushima disaster.

New research has pinpointed radioactive material from the power plant in sands and brackish water as far as 60 miles away, and found it’s slowly being released back into the ocean.

Sep 29 22:05

Radioactive water may have been leaking from damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors since APRIL after a gauge-setting blunder

Contaminated water might have leaked from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors after erroneous settings on water gauges lowered groundwater levels nearby, according to the plant operator.

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the settings on six of the dozens of wells around the reactors were 70 centimetres (three feet) below the requirement.

Groundwater at one well briefly sank below the contaminated water inside in May, possibly causing radioactive water to leak into the soil.

Sep 27 04:53

Trump: Catalan Secession ‘Foolish,’

Despite long-standing assurances from the State Department that the US would take no stance on the upcoming Catalonia referendum, President Trump couldn’t help himself while hosting Spain’s Prime Minister, loudly endorsing Spanish unity.

Trump attacked the referendum effort in Catalonia as “foolish,” saying the people of Catalonia should accept a united Spain. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy insisted the vote wouldn’t count anyhow.

Catalonia’s referendum on independence is scheduled for Sunday

Sep 24 08:40

Alert: Nuclear Power Plant in Puerto Rico Hit by Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s power grid was already in bad shape even before the 2017 hurricane season. PREPA’s power plants are 44 years old on average, reports Reuters — in contrast with the industry-wide average of 18 years. The nuclear site is over 53 year old.

The company, which filed for bankruptcy in July, called its own system “degraded and unsafe,” saying in a fiscal plan released this April that “years of under-investment have led to severe degradation of infrastructure,” according to Reuters.

This site is over 53 years old. Rusting, and falling apart before the hurricane even hit.

Sep 18 08:47

More radioactive material to be released into the Pacific Ocean from the failed Fukushima power plant

Now, the Telegraph is reporting that the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which operates the nuclear plant and has been responsible for cleaning up the mess, has announced the release of radioactive tritium straight into the Pacific Ocean. The announcement has been met with outrage by environmental groups and locals alike.

Among those most affected by the disaster were the fishermen of Fukushima. Even two years into the cleanup operations, The Guardian reported that over 300 tons of radioactive groundwater was still seeping into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis, not only killing marine life, but obliterating the local fishing industry. After all, nobody wants to risk eating radioactive fish. [Related: London grocery stores have been selling Fukushima rice, despite fears of radioactive contamination.]

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Sep 08 10:25

TWO FLORIDA NUCLEAR PLANTS ARE IN IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH — AND ONE IS ALREADY LEAKING

Perhaps more concerning is that the Turkey Point plant’s old cooling canal system has been leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay. The New York Times noted last year that a study found “elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium, a radioactive isotope that is found in nature but also frequently associated with nuclear power plants.”

Though the levels of tritium were reportedly too low to harm people, they were enough for scientists to determine that the plant was the source. Environmentalists worried about marine life and the plant’s owners’ slow reaction to remedy the leak. It’s unclear how a hurricane might affect the already leaking facility.

Regardless, Robbins says Florida Light & Power is prepared to shut down the sites if it looks like Irma will hit them. “If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either factory we’ll shut down the units,” he told the Miami Herald, noting doing so is a gradual process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very concerning, and I don't know precisely how reassured I am with the understanding that both plants will be shut down in anticipation of the landfall of Irma.

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