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UN health agency upholds research on nuclear radiation

(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

Fukushima’s Collateral Effects

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

Panel explores nuclear energy risks

 

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.

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

Debt, Radiation and Earthquakes: It is Getting Worse and Everyone Knows It

 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

Columbus Morning Call

 

 

High radiation found at Ohio nuclear plant

Business First

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 8:16am EDT

 

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inspecting a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio that recently has turned up high levels of radiation, the Associated Press reports.

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

Tracking Japan’s nuclear crisis

 
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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

TOKYO — Japan will pump radioactive water into the sea from a crippled nuclear plant until Sunday, a day later than previously planned, its nuclear safety agency said.

 

 

The announcement came a day after China expressed concern at the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant smashed by last month’s earthquake, reflecting growing international unease over the month-long nuclear crisis.”We are working on releasing water … we are likely to finish this tomorrow,” Hidehiko Nishiyama, a deputy director- general at Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial… Continue reading

Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk

Apr. 9 2011 – 8:15 am |By JEFF MCMAHON Forbes Blog
Image of a dairy cow out standing in its field. Radiation has reached the EPA’s maximum contaminant level in some milk samples (Royalty-free image collection via flickr)

• 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

Local Japan Radiation Plume Simulation and Wind Forecast

Global Japan Radiation Plume Simulation and Wind Forecast for Caesium-137
Global Spread of the permanent (global) Fukushima Nuclear Cloud of /Caesium-137

Alexander Higgins Blog

Japan Dumps 3 MILLION Gallons Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean After Covering Up Water Radiation Levels 7.5 Millions Times Legal Limit

  Posted by Alexander Higgins – April 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm – Permalink - Source via Alexander Higgins Blog Japan Covered Radiation Levels 7.5 Million Times Limit BEFORE Dumping 3 Million Gallons Of Radioactive Water In Ocean

 

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

 

America and EU Agree: Raise Radiation Levels for Food

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

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.

Interestingly enough, an article was published on April 3, 2011, by… Continue reading

In the Media
Apr 5, 2011 by  Lynn Herrmann
 
Note from Blog editor: Isn’t this convenient. They won’t have to lie to us as much – they can simply increase “safe levels” whenever they need.
 
article imageBy Lynn Herrmann.
Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a plan designed to dramatically increase permissible radiation contamination levels in food, water and soil after radiation events, including spills and dirty bomb attacks.
The Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), the radiation extension of… Continue reading
Friday, April 8, 2011 from Japan Times Online

 

Only Chernobyl tops Fukushima, U.N. says

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.

 

News photo
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

 

Tokyo Electric injects Fukushima nuclear reactor with nitrogen

 
Source:  (AHN)     Reporter: Vittorio Hernandez
Location: Fukushima, Japan   Published: April 6, 2011 11:22 pm EDT
 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.
 Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency technicians started Thursday to inject nitrogen into reactor 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant to prevent more hydrogen blasts.

The build-up of highly explosive hydrogen… Continue reading

Analysis Of New Photos Of Fukushima Reactors

 

 More Hi-res photos here

Submitted by Chris Martenson
Zero Hedge
April 2, 2011

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

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.

Radiation From Japan’s Damaged Nuclear Plant Off the Charts

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
 

 

Since this page was posted (2004) the European Committee on Radiation Risk has published a very important book on the effects of Chernobyl. See this link and it’s republished (2009)
 

 

 

New finding (Nov. 2004)
See also this summary

Introduction

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

THE LOW LEVEL RADIATION CAMPAIGN

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
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

Chernobyl Radiation Killed Nearly One Million People: New Book

NEW YORK, New York, April 26, 2010 (ENS) – Nearly one million people around the world died from exposure to radiation released by the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl reactor, finds a new book from the New York Academy of Sciences published today on the 24th anniversary of the meltdown at the Soviet facility.

 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
 

 Their seasonings page: http://www.seaveg.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18&zenid=ba3eb569eb58c8a39e91d43028a500f5… Continue reading

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