Nuclear industry lies include a one-size fits all concept called “dose” of radioactivity. This is an apples vs. oranges fallacy. Being beamed from outside your body vs. ingesting radiation and having it take up residence inside the nuclei of your cells are two completely different situations. Any honest scientist must accept that. The nuclear mafia employs very few of those.
Dr. Chris Busby:
“For what is done by these people is to dismiss any evidence of increased rates of cancer or any other disease by shouting at it: “the doses were too low”. In this way, reality is airbrushed away. What is this quantity “dose”? It is a simple physics-based quantity which represents the absorption of energy from radiation. One Sievert of gamma radiation is one Joule per kilogram of living tissue.
This might work for external radiation. But it doesn’t work for internal exposures to radioactive elements which can produce huge effects on cellular DNA at low average “doses”. It is like comparing warming yourself in front of the fire with eating a hot coal. Or comparing a punch to stabbing. Same dose, same energy. Very different effects…
Our paper reports 44 confirmed thyroid cancer cases in 0-18 year olds in Fukushima prefecture in the last six months (a figure that has since risen to 53). In the hypothyroidism paper we discuss the 44 cases relative to the population and calculate that this represents an 80-fold excess based on national data prior to the Fukushima Iodine releases.
This presents a severe challenge to Dr Wolfgang Weiss of the UN and WHO, who stated last year that no thyroid cancers could result from the Fukushima disaster as the “doses were too low”. How does he explain the 80-fold increase in this normally rare condition?
Or rather, when will he admit that the entire scientific model that underpins his views is fraudulent? And that nuclear radiation is – roughly speaking – 1,000 times more dangerous to human health than he is letting on?”
I have to say something.
“Full-scale removal (from the accident-stricken unit) is a very important process in moving ahead with the plant’s decommissioning,” Tepco spokesman Masayuki Ono told a press conference adding that the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units that were damaged in the 2011 nuclear crisis…
Once the container is filled with 22 fuel assemblies, it will be put on a trailer and taken to another pool in a different building about 100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”
Two and a half years after 4 meltdowns destroyed the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, TEPCO is finally going to try removing fuel rods from the destroyed pool, before they ignite and release more Chernobyl level catastrophes into the environment.
It’s quite beyond me why everyone responsible at TEPCO for this travesty isn’t in prison, or better yet, chained to a workstation in the radioactive plant.
But let’s examine these wondrous revelations from Japan (which should also be held responsible for contaminating our coastline). What does this tell us?
“the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units
It means they have no idea what they are doing in the slightest. They never prepared for a situation where they would have to simply remove the dangerous fuel and store it elsewhere after a disaster. TEPCO is manufacturing, dangerously storing, and babysitting the most deadly substances on earth, but they are still muddling through how to actually handle them safely. This is Strangelove-level absurd.
What else does this article reveal (other than glossing over very real Crimes Against Humanity)?
“100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”
A wonderful 100 meter safe buffer, still in a tsunami and earthquake zone with several destroyed hot nuclear reactors that could make further repairs and excavation impossible if conditions worsen. These are the best and brightest minds Japan has to offer? Seems this is a TEPCO special, patently criminal in every respect with no accountability for the consequences of their catastrophic decisions – not in the past, nor in the future.
But hey, the nuclear industry is gonna save us! It’s environmental and green! Right. I’m so glad we’re in the Post Truth Age. Nothing matters anymore, because you can buy your way to a semi-plausible fairy tale out there in the media, and in the minds of the ignorant.
“Pandora’s False Promises
Pandora’s Promise, is a new pro-nuclear propaganda documentary released theatrically in the US in July 2013. It is funded in part by individuals with a vested interest in seeing the development of new reactors and is seemingly a vehicle by which to raise the profile of the anti-environmental Oakland think tank, The Breakthrough Institute, whose personnel feature prominently in the film. Despite the film’s premise and early claim that it features “a growing number of leading former anti-nuclear activists” who now support nuclear energy, no one in the film ever led the anti-nuclear movement. Nor was any credible, independent scientific or medical professional with expertise in the areas covered in the film consulted or featured. Beyond Nuclear has bird-dogged the film from the beginning, and has produced numerous critiques. We have also published a definitive report – Pandora’s False Promises: Busting the pro-nuclear propaganda – and a two-page synopsis. These documents address virtually all of the myths, lies and omissions typically found in pro-nuclear rhetoric and are intended to address these long after Pandora’s Promise fades into deserved oblivion.”
The mass killing of Americans, and sanctioned by the federal government…
More than 6,000 visitors have seen the “Chernobyl Horrors” page, at the top of this blog.
It was with a heavy heart that I created that page in the first place, in the wake of Fukushima, meant as a warning to the people of Japan. I cried the first time saw the little girl whose brain is in a sack outside of her skull. And the little boy who was so contorted as to cause pain in those watching. Neither is probably still alive today.
The Chernobyl page is overwhelmingly the most visited page on this site, with a bunch of people showing up here daily. I would implore people to click on the links there and learn more about radiation, and about the cover-up that manipulates the public on this issue. Cover-up is real, it’s business as usual, it’s entrenched. That’s the way the world works.
They do not want you to know. You are not their source of revenue. You can only hinder their bottom lines.
As I said, more than 6k people have seen what radiation does to children, here. But it’s next to nothing. It’s an insignificant number. It’s meaningless on the world stage. It’s a world of billions.
Educate yourself. Spread the truth. If not you, then who?
See what radiation does to human beings:
After only 2 1/2 years of lies and cover-up by TEPCO and the Japanese government itself, we finally may have some serious response to the most catastrophic nuclear meltdown in world history.
As 300 tons of radioactive water leak out per day, and TEPCO has only recently acknowledged that radiation may be leaking at all, the government of Japan finally felt like such incredibly stupid douche bags that something had to be done.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Highly radioactive water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up.
The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has yet to come to grips with the scale of the catastrophe, 2 1/2 years after the plant was hit by a huge earthquake and tsunami. Tepco only recently admitted water had leaked at all.
…”Rather than relying on Tokyo Electric, the government will take measures,” he said after instructing METI Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to ensure Tepco takes appropriate action.
But with our own government and media telling the population that radiation isn’t a problem and there is never anything to worry about, there’s nothing to see here right? After all, nuclear plant meltdowns are just like eating a banana or flying in a jet plane.
Really? How astute. This move seems to be the only way to gently nudge the crime syndicate TEPCO into acting to stop the flow of radiation into the Pacific.
“Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co are only a temporary solution, he said.
“Tepco’s “sense of crisis is weak,” Kinjo said. “This is why you can’t just leave it up to Tepco alone” to grapple with the ongoing disaster.
“Right now, we have an emergency,” he said.
Tepco has been widely castigated for its failure to prepare for the massive 2011 tsunami and earthquake that devastated its Fukushima plant and lambasted for its inept response to the reactor meltdowns. It has also been accused of covering up shortcomings.
It was not immediately clear how much of a threat the contaminated groundwater could pose. In the early weeks of the disaster, the Japanese government allowed Tepco to dump tens of thousands of metric tons of contaminated water into the Pacific in an emergency move.
The toxic water release was however heavily criticized by neighboring countries as well as local fishermen and the utility has since promised it would not dump irradiated water without the consent of local townships.”
Some common sense observations:
1. Tepco’s management should be in prison.
2. All impacted NATIONS (including ours) should have converged on the site en masse to do everything possible to contain the damage.
3. Evacuations should have gotten people out of the contaminated zones instead of criminally leaving them to ingest more radiation year after year.
4. The atomic energy industry should be killed, shut down, mothballed and all those millions of tons of radioactive waste dealt with so that it cannot harm more people.
There is plenty of energy out there that doesn’t involve fucking up people and the environment. These clean, renewable technologies have not been met with giant government infusions of cash and favorable incentives, only the appearance of such. The token gestures made are a fraction of what is needed and are designed to mask that the big, centralized highly dangerous technologies (fossil fuels and nuclear) are the ones favored by corrupt lawmakers. Thus fracking becomes the next big gold rush in America and elsewhere, despite fucking up water supplies, the aquifers we need to survive. Such criminal malfeasance dooms humanity to more downward spiral and the environment to eventual destruction.
They are also attempting to restart the nuclear power industry here, with $36 Billion offered by Obama’s regime to guarantee new construction. These assholes do not care, and if they can convince enough gullible, ignorant people that nuclear meltdowns are perfectly okay and nothing to worry about, they will get away with it. Therefore, we get cover ups and happy spin whenever the issue is raised, and the bullshit American corporate media plays along.