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Fukushima: Continuing Global Catastrophe and Coverup 3

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Planetary Genocide: Fukushima One Year Later  - by Dr Ilya Sandra Perlingieri

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29658

"As we approach the tragic one year anniversary of Fukushima's multiple nuclear reactors' accident on March 11, that initially affected the entire Japanese population, we now know that this nightmare has engulfed all of us. This is the massive global poisoning of our only home - Mother Earth."


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Nuclear Cover-Up More Extensive As First Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster Arrives
Karl Grossman, March 5, 2012

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As the first anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster arrives, the cover-up involving nuclear power is more extensive than ever....

In recent weeks, for example, there’s been the move to negate what has been the U.S. government’s benchmark analysis on the impacts of nuclear plant accidents. “Calculation Reactor Accident Consequences 2” (CRAC-2) was done for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories in 1982. It catalogues the impacts from a meltdown with a breach of containment at every nuclear plant in the U.S....

But in January, the NRC put out a report that it intends to replace CRAC-2 with that it titles the “State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequences Analyses” or SOARCA. SOARCA flatly dismisses the high casualty and damage figures of CRAC-2 (and the WASH-740 update before it). Using as models the Surry nuclear station in Virginia and the Peach Bottom facility in Pennsylvania, each with two nuclear plants, the NRC declared that the “risks of public health consequences from severe accidents” at a nuclear plant “are very small.”

The “long-term risk” of a person dying from cancer from a nuclear plant accident is less than one-in-a billion, says SOARCA. This is because “successful implementation of existing mitigation measures can prevent reactor core damage or delay or reduce offsite releases of radioactive material.”

Tell that to the people impacted by Chernobyl and Fukushima....

Then there’s the attempt to cover up Fukushima impacts.

“Health impacts from the radioactive materials released in the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns will probably be too small to be easily measured,” began a New York Times piece by Matthew Wald last week. That was based on a Health Physics Society program at the National Press Club.

But the Health Physics Society is a booster of nuclear technology. It wasn’t supposed to be that. The health physics profession was founded in 1943 by Karl Z. Morgan, a physicist with an interest in the health effects of radioactivity.... He was the first president of the Health Physics Society. And he saw and protested the profession selling out.

“It is with much reluctance and regret that I now must recognize that the U.S. profession of health physics has become essentially a labor union for the nuclear industry — not a profession of scientists dedicated to protect the worker and members of the public from radiation injury,” Dr. Morgan wrote in 1992....

[Epidemiologist Dr. Joseph] Mangano says that “the absurd belief that no one will be harmed by Fukushima is perhaps the strongest evidence of the pattern of deception and denial by nuclear officials in industry and government.”


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Fukushima one year later: http://www.pgs.ca


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@ autoworker re above: looks like an interesting Sunday in Vancouver, some great folks presenting too.

The Dangerous Myths of Fukushima

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/09/the-dangerous-myths-of-fukushima/

"The myth that Fukushima radiation levels were too low to harm humans persists, a year after the meltdown. In their haste to choke off all consideration of harm from Fukushima radiation, nuclear plant owners and their willing dupes in the scientific community built a castle against invaders..

The pro-nuclear chants of 'no harm' and 'no studies needed' are intended to be permanent, as part of damage control created by a dangerous technology that has produced yet another catastrophe. But just one year after Fukushima, the 'no harm' mantra is now being crowded out by evidence - evidence to the contrary.."

Dr Christopher Busby Talks on Scientific Dishonesty and the Nukes-Are-Safe Scam (vid)

http://youtu.be/dOI-wpMlq28


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Radiation, Coverups and the Legacy of Fukushima  - James Corbett with Dr Helen Caldicott (and vid)

http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2012/03/radiation-coverups-and-legacy-fukushima

"One year on from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan's northeast, details continue to emerge about how the crisis was much worse than the government and TEPCO originally let on. Joining us to discuss the legacy of Fukushima is Helen Caldicott, a phyician, author and radio host who has spoken out for decades about the deadly effects of nuclear radiation."


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..txs for the caldicott link. a stark reality that capitalism = insanity.


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Scientific American has an interesting article (with pictures) about current efforts to entomb the Chernobyl reactor. One can assume that similar methods will be required at Fukushima — similarly costing billions of dollars, emitting megatonnes of CO2 in its construction, and requiring replacement in another 100 years:

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Imagine a metal arch taller than the Statue of Liberty. Now picture it sliding a distance of roughly three football fields, making it the largest movable structure ever. Under this steel rainbow engineers are planning to entomb the site of the worst nuclear accident in history, the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl power plant, using robotic cranes to dismantle the ruins and keep its deadly remains from poisoning the rest of the planet.


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William Pesek: A Year Later, It's Whitewash for Japan Nuclear Disaster

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/11/4326311/a-year-later-its-whitewash-for....

"...Radiation is still venting into the air around Fukushima. Makeshift equipment, some held in place by tape, is keepting vital reactor systems operating. Is Japan's 3/11 history? Not unless we change the definition. Yet 12 months on, the Fukushima whitewash is in high gear.."

Fukushima Roulette - by John LaForge

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/14/fukushima-roulette/

"...Recalculated estimates of massive radiation releases are repeatedly doubled, tripled or quadrupled. The National Science Foundation has said, 'The release of radioactivity from Fukushima - both as atmospheric fallout and direct discharges to the ocean - represents the largest accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history..."


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Fukushima: Dial M For Mass Murder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9xmIXeBrNQ


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TEPCO: Less Than 2 Feet of Water Left in Fukushima Reactor

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/03/tepco-less-than-2-feet-of-water-l...

"NHK reports today that only 60 centimeters - or 23.62 inches of water still cover the number 2 reactor. There are other troubling data coming from Unit 4. For example, hydrogen levels with the reactor have increased 500% in the last two weeks. Temperatures have also fluctuated fairly dramatically within reactor 2 in recent weeks..."

Tokyo Soil - Blanketed With Fukushima Radiation - Would Be Considered 'Radioactive Waste' In the United States..

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/03/tokyo-soil-hit-with-fukushima-rad...

"We noted in August that some parts of Tokyo have more radiation than existed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zones. There are indications that radiation levels are increasing in Tokyo. Nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson took 5 random soil samples in Tokyo recently, and found that all 5 were so radioactive that they would be considered radioactive waste in the United States.."


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Radiation Blowback: 10 Times Lethal Level Registered at Fukushima

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-high-radiation-levels-676/

"A recent examination at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed radiation leaks up to ten times the fatal dose. The news alarmed thousands of people who have been living in constant fear of radiation exposure for over a year. A recent study by psychiatrists at Fukushima Medical University found that almost a quarter of Fukushima's residents hospitalized after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami were diagnosed with a 'psychiatric disorder' because of their fears over radiation.

TEPCO officials and Japanese authorities have been repeatedly caught lying about the real situation at Fukushima. Hence many locals live in constant stress over the possibility of radiation poisoning.."


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Japan in Uproar Over Censorship of Emperor's Anti-Nuclear Speech

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The 78-year-old Emperor Akihito had insisted on attending the [March 11 tsunami/earthquake] memorial service, though he had been released from the hospital for heart bypass surgery less than a week earlier. While the emperor is technically just a figurehead, he is still deeply revered here. Many Japanese see him a source of guidance in times of political difficulty, which have been many in the last 20 years. His speech was highly anticipated. Unlike Prime Minister Noda, who never mentioned the nuclear crisis in his speech on the anniversary, the Emperor addressed it directly.

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As this earthquake and tsunami caused the nuclear power plant accident, those living in areas designated as the danger zone lost their homes and livelihoods and had to leave the places they used to live. In order for them to live there again safely, we have to overcome the problem of radioactive contamination, which is a formidable task.


While this statement may seem more obvious than radical to outsiders, underneath the Imperial-grade Japanese understatement were two ideas that have become quietly explosive. First, he seemed to suggest that the nuclear crisis is not over, a "formidable task" yet to be overcome. This noticeably contradicts the government's official stance that Fukushima has achieved a cold shutdown and, for all practical purposes, the crisis is over.  Second, it implies that it is not yet safe for people to return to areas stricken with high levels of radiation, at least not before the "formidable task" is "overcome." This, again, contradicts the government's position that it is now safe for people to return to almost all areas and that neither Tokyo Electric Power Company nor the national government are obliged to assist in long term evacuations.

It's impossible to say for sure whether the emperor intended to weigh in on two of the country's most sensitive policy debates. Either way, his words have struck Japan's national conversation with a weight that could only be delivered by the emperor himself.

"The emperor's words were like a knife to my heart." tweeted @shun1sta, in a string of comments typical of the public reaction. "He seemed in such pain as well... I can only imagine the determination he felt to say what he did." "It seems to me that the Emperor was doing the most he could do, despite the constraints of his position, to communicate his opinion on the nuclear matter." "Surely the government asked him not to mention the nuclear crisis. He must have fought hard to tell the truth."

It is rare for Emperor Akihito, an accomplished biologist and the world's leading authority on certain species of Gobi Fish, to publicly take sides on any subject other than biology. It is said that his love for the sciences is partly due to the ease in which his colleagues can disagree with him. The reverence he commands in other spheres is so strong that, when it comes to politics, his opinion is considered a constitutionally guarded state secret. His normal silence only adds to the weight of his rare public statements on such matters.

So many Japanese were shocked when TV media began cutting out the emperor's dramatic statement. Live daytime broadcasts of the event contained the whole speech and newspapers printed it in its entirety. But, by that evening, all of the major news programs aired edited versions of the speech without his nuclear comments, which also went unmentioned and undiscussed on the heavily watches news shows. The vast majority of Japanese, who don't watch TV news during the day, missed the comments entirely.


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Fukushima: Radiation So High - Even Robots Not Safe (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LwO3MDfUeRo

Fukushima Day 389 - April Fool's Day (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT8YsLKjHp0&feature=share

Radiation facts with Dr Helen Caldicott: demo at the EPA


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TEPCP Reports Another Radioactive Water Leak at Fukushima Plant

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-04-05/tepco-reports-another-radioa...

"Tokyo Electric Power Co. said as much as 12 tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipe at its crippled Fukushima nuclear station, the second such incident in 11 days at the same pipeline, raising further doubts about the stability of the plant. TEPCO has about 100,000 tons of highly radioactive water accumulated in basements at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station nearly 13 months after the March 11 quake and tsunami caused  a meltdown and the worst radiation leaks since Chernobyl.."


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The Top Short-Term Threat to Humanity: The Fuel Pools of Fukushima

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/04/the-largest-short-term-threat-to-...

"The greatest single threat to humanity: fuel pool number 4.."


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Socialist Action wrote:

To ensure that Japan can function at a “full-scale” economy, Secretary of State Clinton promised the prime minister that the U.S. would continue to support its enterprises and not reject contaminated products. Both Canada and the U.S. are accepting Japanese imports, and our governments conveniently halted all radiation monitoring last spring to keep the lines of commerce running smoothly as well as to maintain public ignorance of how much radioactivity is in the environment. There is also the concern for North American consumers of the radiation levels in our migratory fish, such as salmon and tuna.

The tsunami generated 25 million tons of debris, a good portion of which (a quarter to a third) was sucked out to sea at least 24 hours before the radiation releases from the nuclear power plant. The stuff has begun arriving on the Pacific Northwest Coast, cluttering beaches, creating navigation problems, and spreading plastics and other toxins an entire year ahead of the predictions. It is expected that some of it will join the Northern Pacific garbage gyre, where it will pollute the marine habitat for years.

The horrors of the Japanese nuclear disaster are due to decades of perpetuating the cruel myth of the “absolute safety” of nuclear power. The propaganda from both industry and one subservient government after the other was cranked out to get the Japanese people to accept the “peaceful use of the atom” after experiencing the devastation of the murderous atomic bomb blasts over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Consequently, just as with Big Oil and Big Pharma in the U.S., the nuclear industry has been allowed to write its own rules. In Japan, TEPCO executives, with a wink and a nod from corrupt agencies, chose to ignore 2000 years of earthquake evidence in the region, and then claimed that the magnitude 9.0 tremor and tsunami were “unanticipated” events. Both industry and government are guilty of collusion, lying to the public, incompetence, and criminal negligence.

The capitalist media and pro-nuke academics have chimed in, repeating ad nauseum that the radiation to which millions are exposed is no cause for alarm—when, in fact, there are no safe levels. All radiation is mutagenic and carcinogenic, and we are all exposed to background and medical radiation as well as that from the nuclear fuel cycle and weapons production. They have habitually lied about the dangers of atomic bomb fallout and the routine emissions of radioactive gases and tritiated water from the daily operation of nuclear reactors.


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I still marvel at how closely most people cleave to the agenda of the mainstream media. If it ain't running on page one, it's as if it doesn't exist. Fukushima is a good example of this. There is no public monitoring or cautionary instructions. And Ontario is still 'Big Nuke' as if this never happened. This catastrophe just gets worse as the attention paid gets less. A hard (and radioactive) rain is going to fall on us all for this dangerous indifference..Indeed it already has.


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How Dangerous Is The Radioactive Wave Headed Toward the US [and Canada]? (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJISxqqE-oA&feature=player_embedded#1

Thom Hartmann discusses Fukushima with expert Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear


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"This thread is for posting a discussion of radiation monitoring, jet streams, weather and maps, data and links"

http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/forum/index.php/topic,67.0.html


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The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster if Far from Over - by Robert Alvarez

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-alvarez/the-fukushima-nuclear-dis_b...

"More than a year after the Fukushima nuclear power disaster began, the news media is just beginning to grasp that the dangers to Japan and the rest of the world are far from over. After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a US senator, its's sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins pose far greater dangers than the molten cores. This is why..."


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Fukushima on Steroids

http://blog.imva.info/world-affairs/fukushima-steroids

"I wish everything I am reporting on were not true, or at least were less true than it appears. It does seem that Japan is in the process of contaminating the entire Pacific Ocean via continued, uncontrolled releases of radioactivity at Fukushima..."

Fukushima: A Nuclear War Without a War - by Dr Michel Chossudovsky

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28870

"The unspoken crisis of worldwide nuclear radiation.."

one day we are going to be very sorry we didn't pay more attention...


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Media Deep Sixing Fukushima

http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/11713-media-deep-sixing-fukushima...

"It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor. It is the most important story nobody's talking about.."

Fukushima Diary - Self Hypnosis Model

http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/05/self-hypnosis-model

 

If You Love This Planet: Helen Caldicott (and podcast)

http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/?p=6059

"Arnold Gunderson with a new report on the Fukushima meltdown and their worldwide implications..."

 

 


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Cesium-137 Contamination: Fukushima Amounts to Four Chernobyls

http://www.rt.com/news/fukushima-chernobyl-cesium-137-contamination-145/

"TEPCO's new estimates suggest that its FUKUSHIMA reactor has released more than quadruple the amount of radioactive cesium-137 leaked during the Chernobyl disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co's revised report suggests that in total around 760,000 terabecquerels (TBQ) were discharged into the atmosphere..."

 

Fukushima in the USA - San Onofre (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUt_l1EuCvo

Thom Hartmann interviews nuclear expert on The Big Picture (RT)

 

Fukushima Threatens the Continuation of Life as We Know It (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItPra2Y0M7Q&feature=related

"Mike Adams presents a Fukushima mega-meltdown special on the Friday, May 11 edition of the show. Adams talks with Arnie Gunderson, chief engineer of energy consultants Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive. Mr Gunderson continues to warn about the cataclysmic potential of the damaged nuclear plant.."


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Hold That 'Hot' Fukushima Sushi!

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/08/hold-that-hot-fukushima-sushi/

"We all knew it was coming. Radioactive tuna has been caught off the coast of California. The fingerprint of cesium 137 is unmistakeably from the exploded reactors at Fukushima. But as the really bad news from Fukushima continues to escalate, we must begin to adjust to far worse than giving up raw fish. Massive quantities of Japanese trash have begun to wash up on the West Coast of North America, from Alaska to California and beyond. Much of it is radioactive.."


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Kill One Kill Twelve Kill Millions Kill Billions - by Bob Nichols

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/06/09/kill-one-kill-twelve-kill-millio...

"...There are more radioactive particles in the air, up to 5,000 meters or 16,404 ft. high, than all of us on Earth, total - about 7.3 Billion. Months ago, a trusted calculation showed 429 radioactive Fukushima particles for every person on earth. In an Extinction Level Event the number of normal births go down and number of deaths go up; That is just how it works. Pretty messy with lots of pus and blood; but, the calculations are simple, elegant and straight forward.

That's genocidal death in all its bitter simplicity. That is all it really takes and you will see we (all humans) are on the wrong end of the atomic gun barrel. Admittedly, extinction is a hard concept to wrap your head around. The thing is, it is a done deal. Our 'bargaining time' is over..."


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ATOMKRAFT? NEiN DANKE!


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Dr. Michio Kaku : Fukushima : From Fashpoint 05-09-12 : Reactor 4 Discussion in 'Paracast TV'

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How close are we to an incredible environmental disaster that will dwarf anything that has come before it?

"They are hanging by their fingernails."
"Ten times the radioactive material at Chernobyl."
"It would equal 50% of all nuclear tests every conducted."
Dr. Michio Kaku

Wikipedia on Godzilla(franchise) wrote:
Godzilla was originally an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb, and the consequences that such weapons might have on earth. The radioactive contamination of the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryū Maru through the United States' Castle Bravo thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954 led to much press coverage in Japan preceding the release of the first movie in 1954. The Heisei and Millennium series have largely continued this concept. Some have pointed out the parallels, conscious or unconscious, between Godzilla's relationship to Japan and that of the United States; first a terrible enemy who causes enormous destruction to the cities of Japan such as Tokyo (Godzilla, The Return of Godzilla), Osaka (Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus), and Yokohama (Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack) in different films, but then becoming a good friend and defender in times of peril.
 

musical group Blue Oyster Cult wrote:
Oh, no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla


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Life Under the Radioactive Cloud  - by Linda Pentz Gunther

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/14/life-under-the-radioactive-cloud

"It's a great agony to live in a contaminated area. I lost hope to live. But to tell everyone about this agony, now I'm trying to live for that purpose. I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through.."


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