Nuclear Radiation Category
(AFP) – May 4, 2011
GENEVA — The World Health Organisation said Wednesday that independent research on the health impact of radiation must be pursued without being influenced by the nuclear industry.
The WHO’s remarks came after a first meeting between the UN health agency’s chief, Margaret Chan, and Chernobyl protestors who have claimed the dangers of nuclear radiation were played down because of an allegedly dominant role played by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Chan also pledged that the WHO would look into why the proceedings of a… Continue reading
POSTED BY: Bill Sweet / Fri, April 29, 2011
What a difference six months make. Last fall, at a smart grid technical meeting organized by IEEE’s Communications Society, a Japanese speaker said that his country had no particular interest in making its electric power system more reliable, as it already was very close to 100 percent reliable.
Now we are hearing that because of the Fukushima catastrophe and the temporary shut-down of other nuclear power plants, there are almost sure to be summer shortages that will require the government to impose electricity rationing.… Continue reading
By Barbara Richards, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Kevin Kamps, a specialist for an advocacy group that opposes nuclear energy, discussed the harmful effects of nuclear disasters at a panel on Tuesday.
Maggie Rowland / The Dartmouth Staff
The nuclear reactor tragedies at Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, as well as the unfolding disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, demonstrate that the number of nuclear reactors and reliance on nuclear energy in the United States needs to be scaled back, Kevin Kamps,… Continue reading
April 26, 2011 By Tom Burnett (posted by permission)
Greece, Ireland and Portugal are going to default on their national debts. Most other EU nations are bailing out of private bonds in those countries and converting their equity to national debt.
China is bailing out of private US debt and converting it to treasury paper. At some point, and I think we reached it in 2009, China own more of the US than the US does. The other major lender to the US is Japan… Continue reading
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 8:16am EDT
The Perry Nuclear Power Plant, owned by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) of Akron, is northeast of Cleveland. The commission said workers evacuated the plant last week when radiation levels rose amid a refueling shutdown, the news service reported.
Officials said the plant is safe and it’s unlikely workers were exposed to any radiation levels that… Continue reading
This petition is from concerned Japanese citizens, who would appreciate an international show of support.
Radiological Impact of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
On March 11th, Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunamis. A nuclear disaster followed.
Please support this petition by Japanese citizens. It was submitted to the Japanese… Continue reading
Massive cargo plane transports $2m remote-controlled concrete pump to stricken Japanese nuclear plant
By Wil Longbottom
DailyMail Last updated at 4:12 PM on 9th April 2011
- 95-ton pump could also bury damaged reactors in concrete
- Two of vast concrete pumps being flown to Fukushima plant to avert nuclear disaster
- Japanese government bans growing of rice in vicinity of crippled plant
- Soil containing high levels of radioactive cesium found in two locations
A massive Russian cargo plane has been used to pick one of the world’s largest concrete pumps to pour water on the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan.
The… Continue reading
Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
• Unusual Reading At Chatanooga Nuclear Plant
• Milk Contamination At EPA Maximum
• Highest Levels Yet In Boise Rainwater
Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released… Continue reading
IAEA Japan Nuclear Radiation Fallout Plume Simulation & Wind Forecast Map
IAEA detailed simulations for the propagation of radiation fallout in Japan and with meteorological expertise
Spread of the Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Cloud
Global Spread of the permanent (global) Fukushima Nuclear Cloud of /Caesium-137
Japan and TEPCO covered up radiation levels 7.5 million times above legal limits in the seawater.
Sadly these these were levels measured in the seawater before they dumped 3 million gallons of radioactive water into the ocean.
As I previously reported TEPCO was given approval by Japanese authorities to dump 11,500 tons of radioactive seawater into… Continue reading
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
On March 28, 2011, I wrote an article entitled EPA to Help Mainstream Media Obscure The Truth About Radiation Exposure to Americans, in which I discussed the changes to the PAGs (Protective Action Guides) being proposed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) that would raise the acceptable levels of radiation allowed in the environment, food, and even the general public themselves in the event of a nuclear emergency.
VIENNA (Kyodo) The crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant ranks between the accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, a senior U.N. official said Wednesday.
|Step by step: Workers restore power lines in tsunami-wrecked Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday. KYODO PHOTO|
Wolfgang Weiss, chairman of the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, said the situation that resulted in Fukushima from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami isn’t as big in scale as the 1986 Chernobyl incident in… Continue reading
The use of nitrogen followed the successful plugging by Tokyo Electric of the leak from the pit in reactor 2, which was believed to be the source of high radiation levels in seawater.
The build-up of highly explosive hydrogen… Continue reading
More Hi-res photos here
Exclusive: new photos of Fukushima reactors
Noting that the press has largely turned its resources off of the Fukushima complex, and needing up-to-date information on the status of the damage control efforts there, we secured the most up-to-date satellite photo from DigitalGlobe (dated March 31st), which we analyze below. This is the first photo of the damaged reactor site at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility made available to the public in over a week. That means you, our… Continue reading
To the view the map that runs loops through the days go to WeatherOnline
US deaths linked to Chernobyl
Dr. Dave DeSante is the founder of the Institute for Bird Population in Point Reyes, California.
After the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl passed over the U.S. West Coast in the spring of 1986 his research uncovered a severe die-off of young birds.
Later, researchers Gould and Goldman duplicated his results with human mortality data from both the U..S. and Germany.
The young, the old, and those with weak immune systems were the main casualties – an estimated over forty thousand in all.
This shocking video shows all nuclear detonations from 1945-1998.
TOKYO, Japan, April 5, 2011 (ENS) – Workers at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are being exposed to levels of radiation so high that monitoring devices are useless, a worker measuring radiation at the plant told NHK television today.
No one can enter the Unit 1, 2, and 3 reactor buildings at the power plant because radiation levels are so high, he said, adding that pools and streams of water contaminated by high-level radiation are being found throughout the plant, crippled by a killer earthquake and tsunami… Continue reading
Evidence of disease and birth defects in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986
100 studies summarised
At the International Workshop of CERRIE which took place over three days in July 2003 in Oxford, Professors Yablokov and Burlakova said that there were many thousands of… Continue reading
We research the health effects of ionising radiation
We demand a re-evaluation of the risks of radioactive pollution
Friday 1st April
417,000 cancers forecast for Fukushima 200 km contamination zone by 2061
Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR), Professor Chris Busby, has released calculations of the cancer incidence to be expected in fallout areas of Japan. Using data from the International Atomic Energy Agency and official Japanese web sites he has used two methods to estimate the numbers of cancer cases. He compares these results with estimates derived from… Continue reading
The Effectiveness of Whole Earthen Resources and the Dangers of Iodine Therapy
by Michael King
Clay of all kinds in the bath, on the body and taken internally is recognized (albeit quietly) as being the fastest and most effective way to remove all forms of radiation from the body.
Sacred Clay (pyrophyllite), due to its exceptionally small particle size and high electrolyte content outperforms your standard bentonites, zeolites, illites and montmorillonites – although each of these clays are able to produce significant benefits in the area of radiation detoxification, and continue to be highly recommended… Continue reading
The book, “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,” was compiled by authors Alexey Yablokov of the Center for Russian Environmental Policy in Moscow, and Vassily Nesterenko … Continue reading
Continued from previous post, I had issues finding a local source of organic miso containing no MSG or other questionable ingredients.
I am happy to report that Eden Farms is a company in the US http://www.edenfoods.com/recipes/search.php?keywords=107840&action=search and they are an excellent source of organic fresh miso. Their site also contains recipes and information.
Miso or seaweed can be used to season/flavor soups, beans, sauces, vegetables specifically but are also great with meats.
“Official” word on miso, seaweed and potassium iodide http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=28873
Certified Organic Dulse Seaweed from Main Coast Sea Vegetables: http://www.seaveg.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=20
Radiation poisoning happens when our thyroid gland absorbs the airborne radioactive iodine. That’s why the Japanese government has issued iodine pills for their nearby communities. You want to take a healthy source of iodine before exposure to flood the thyroid so it will not absorb the radioactive variety. http://www.livescience.com/13203-japan-nuclear-meltdown-iodide-pills-work.html
Potassium Iodine is the ingestible supplement. I feel, a better way to approach it is Miso soup and seaweed. Check out just one of the many articles I found about radiation/miso/seaweed http://therawdiet.blogspot.com/2006/01/miso-and-radiation.html
Here’s a link to the Jetstream image http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250
Please tell everyone to drink at least… Continue reading