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Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press by Keith Harmon Snow

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Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown

The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press

by Keith Harmon Snow

Global Research, June 20, 2011
ConsciousBeingAlliance.com – 2011-06-19

A sociological and technological discussion — in the wake of the out-of-control nuclear apocalypse in Japan — addressing the compromise of public health and security created by the failure of the western corporate mass media to equitably report on, mildly investigate, or even moderately challenge, the nuclear power industry.

Author’s note, 19 June 2011:

The following report was written after learning about the pro-nuclear and corporate bias of the Society of Environmental Journalists. It was originally published by VOICE NEWS, Winstead CT, in 2001 and was originally titled “The Potential Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Press.”  I have made a few minor changes, added hyperlinks,  and inserted a few comments in [brackets].

The report was originally sent to Noel Grove, then an SEJ official and an editor in some capacity for the National Geographic, who I was communicating with at the time (and hoping to land a story assignment from). After perusing my article to some (unknown) extent, Mr. Grove — who was somewhat hysterical about it– criticized this  writing as hysterical, and the thesis as impossible, and the writer as lacking all credibility.

However, the prophetic warnings advanced in this writing have now come true, although the nuclear “accident” did not occur on North American soil, but in Fukushima Japan — a surrogate client state of the United States and its national security apparatus and weapons complex — and a corporate ally in nuclear proliferation and global radioactive destruction.

It is now confirmed that there are three reactors at the Fukushima complex that melted THROUGH their outer containment vessels, through ALL the layers of so-called “defense-in-depth” and are continuing to spew lethal nuclear poisons and further contaminate the land we live on, the air we breathem, and the water that sustains all life on earth. We were always warned, and very worried, about reactor melt-DOWN, this being the absolute worst-case scenario and something that the nuclear industry and their purchsased government agencies assured us “could never happen” — always agreeing that these meltdowns would be “catastrophic” if it did.

Reactor melt-THROUGHs are much more serious than reactor melt-downs. At Fukushima, there is the equivalent of some twenty (20) reactor cores exposed and radiating lethal nuclear poisons. The corporate mass media system continues to downplay, distort, dismiss or deflect attention from the nuclear crises in Japan.

At Fukushima, and all over Japan — and with deadly nuclear poisons spreading all over the world — it’s much worse than you think.

The people of the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world need to take action to stop the ongoing nuclear contamination and possible nuclear catastrophes at operating reactors all over the world. Here’s why.

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There is overwhelming evidence that a nuclear power catastrophe in the United States is highly probable. It matters little if you are “pro-” or “anti-” nuclear, as such constructs of your socialization are irrelevant to current nuclear realities. It is a tribute to our nuclear engineers that a worst-case accident has to date been avoided. The threat is real — it has always been real — but it has been dismissed.

Given the hostile economic climate of electric power deregulation [1999-2001], I submit that a major and potentially unprecedented nuclear disaster is a near certain event. This writing aims to address media neglect in probing the nuclear industry and regulatory agency assurances, standards, activities, safeguards, denials, etc. How should journalists respond? There are a few important questions from which one can formulate an answer.

How close am I to the nearest reactor? What level of emergency preparedness and evaluation procedures is currently practiced there? Such questions prompt concern. The repercussions of an “event” are dependent on the form and magnitude of the “event,” on the human capacity to contain it, and on simple factors like weather. Evacuation plans constitute formal, institutionalized admissions that the threats are very real and demand attention.

What are the origins of my perceptions and beliefs about nuclear power? Origins are rooted in sociological and psychological factors pertinent to an individual’s education, experience and identity. A related question is: How do “market forces” manifest themselves in the media’s coverage of nuclear power? Insight is gained by recalling that from 1991 to 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.) prepared and arranged 104 press conferences, prepared and distributed 950 press releases; arranged 1,650 press interviews for D.O.E. officials; and prepared and disseminated at least 307 editorials or letters to the editor [in mainstream U.S. media].

Question: Is there precedence for institutionalized deception? Answer: What is the nature of deception exercised by the tobacco industry? Are such deceptions inherent to tobacco interests alone? Such questions are valid and important. However, this writing predominantly addresses the question: How can I — and how should I — evaluate and verify the integrity (safety) or compromise (threat) inherent in nuclear power operations?

This brief writing introduces a few underlying impediments to nuclear safety. Isolated analyses of these impediments might suggest isolated integrity. However, the historical technological realities magnified over 20 plus years — coupled with industry and regulatory carelessness and arrogance, and the economic pressures of deregulation — virtually assure disaster.

BRUTE-FORCE ENGINEERING

As early as 1955, the nuclear industry was persistently seeing major, catastrophic technical failures. While noting the great urgency to “capitalize on any technological lead the U.S. may have,” Rear Admiral H.G. Rickover in 1957 testified to the dearth of knowledge, “Despite every design and operation precaution taken by us,” he said, “we have experienced leaks in some of our steam generators… we had to spend considerable time and money on a brute-force approach, because there was no hope of obtaining an understanding of the fundamentals involved in a reasonable length of time.”

A 1957 Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) study, WASH-740, created by the Brookhaven National Laboratory [now a toxic and irradiated SUPERFUND site], and titled Theoretical Possibilities and Consequences of Major Accidents in Large Nuclear Power Plants estimated “the consequences of a very large reactor accident at a hypothetically small nuclear plant near a large city” at 43,000 injuries, 3,400 deaths and seven billion dollars in 1957 losses. And, because of this, the U.S. Congress passed the Price-Anderson Act indemnifying the industry from economic liability.[The Price-Anderson Act was originally known as the ‘Gore Bill’, becuase it was introduced by Senator Albert Gore Sr., and this, indeed, is an inconvenient truth.] The McKinney Commission (1957) argues against “the rush to construct nuclear power plants just for us to look at, brag about and subsidize.”

By 1963 there were three nuclear submarines in the water, with 22 more under construction.  By 1967, Congress authorized 107 nuclear subs and eight nuclear surface ships, and 74 of these — including 41 Polaris nuclear missile launchers – were in operation. By 1972 there were 118 subs on order, with 95 subs and four ships in the water.Yankee Atomic Energy Corporation (YAEC) pioneered the nuclear power field with its Rowe (MA) reactor by 1960.By 1963, four larger nuclear plants were ordered, and in 1965 seven; in 1967, 20; in 1968, 14.  When plants ordered in 1963 came on line in 1969, there were 91 plants on order; and by 1972, there were 162. All of the 107 nuclear plants in operation in the U.S. today deploy technology of this era. [There are 103 reactors operating in the U.S. at present.]

Former M.I.T. nuclear physicist and long-time industry consultant K. Uno Ingard attributes the problems with nuclear power to its ‘economy-of-scale’: “Engineers involved in designing these plants [got] their experience mainly from marine [steam] power plants where everything was relatively small,” he confirmed [in a personal interview]. “In essence, they merely scaled plants up from what they knew before.”

Problems identified by Admiral Rickover remain unsolved or ignored. One of these is steam-generator tube (SGT) cracking, an issue critical to safe reactor operation. [SGT cracking is one of the major issues that plague Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) designs.] Reports on SGT pipe cracking appeared as early as 1960. A 1979 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) document details problems with failing SGTs that plagued at least 33 U.S. reactors. At least thirteen utilities sued Westinghouse and Combustion Engineering, alleging SGT fraud. Suits are settled out-of-court, with documents sealed against public scrutiny.

In 1995, over 500 cracked SGTs were discovered at Maine Yankee [Nuclear Power Complex], prompting the NRC to issue a mild request that reactors suffering SGT failures be inspected at the next refueling outage. Most utilities balked, explaining away the problem to complacent regulators. Plants using the potentially flawed SGTs were asked by the NRC “to tell us why they believe their plants are safe to operate.” Both 1996 and 1997 saw the release of major NRC reports on steam generator tube failures.

Technological innovation is not achieved by “brute-force” or “make it work” engineering, but all evidence reveals that the pace of nuclear development exceeded the human capacity for innovation. Modeled after the reactors of Rickover’s nuclear navy, driven by the race to beat the Russians, to meet boom-or-bust sales worldwide, by economic optimism but unverified science, and forced to compete with an entrenched fossil fuel economy, nuclear power technology was virtually stillborn.

Yankee Atomic also pioneered a hasty and irresponsible reactor “decommissioning” at the Rowe reactor. In 1995, in Citizen’s Awareness Network vs. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Yankee Atomic violated NRC regulations and Federal Statutes.

[See also: keith harmon snow, “Nuclear Poisons: They continue to accumulate: Too much, too fast, too hot to handle, insidious and deadly, lasting forever,” Valley Advocate, July 1995.]

Photo credits: keith harmon snow

CHAOS IN THE MAKING

Pervasive and systemic aging degradation — like metal fatigue, structural embrittlement, corrosive water chemistry, and neutron bombardment — has been institutionalized by NRC and industry complacency and arrogance. Aging mechanisms like cracked SGTs degrade performance and compromise safety in unknown and unpredictable ways.Decades-old problems defined as “generic safety issues” (applicable to similar types or classes of reactors) were officially designated unworthy of immediate action. Many “generic” issues have never been resolved.

Compounding the original problems encountered — the incorrect and incomplete or forgotten assumptions, the inevitable instabilities and failures, the aging components and crumbling materials — have been the uncountable modifications, repairs and part substitutions which have caused significant and unpredictable deviations from the operational parameters of the original design.

Parameters have been altered, designs modified, upgrades creatively and casually implemented. Multiple modifications have spawned multiple blueprints — often outdated, poorly modified, and unavailable in an emergency (e.g. Three Mile Island). There have been countless license modifications with their many justifications, but only mock attention to detail and procedure. “Every modification due to some problem,” says Paul Gunter of the Nuclear Information Resource Services, “constitutes an erosion in the design margins of safety.”

In 1990, the U.S. GAO reported that “utilities operating at least 72 of the 113 domestic nuclear power plants have installed or are suspected of having received nonconforming products.” Computer software has proved inadequate, hardware has failed.  And too, there are the thousands of valves, plugs, pumps, motors, relays, switches, gauges, air ejectors, ducts, conduits, valve seals, grommets, electrical cables, switchboards, alarms, diesel generators, electrical buses, penetrations, inverters, resistors, turbines, condensers, transformers, nozzles, fuses, nuts, bolts and welds which have failed — fallen out, corroded, short-circuited, melted, disintegrated, fractured or stuck — under various circumstances.

Modern chaos theory says that Safety Analysis Reports (SARs) — submitted by industry and approved by the NRC — do not anticipate the consequences of all the severe reactor incident possibilities. [Fukushima’s earthquake.Tsunami one-two punch makes that clear.] Such predictions are beyond the realm of human knowledge and human capacity and human imagination. Initial conditions, specifications and assumptions chosen or argued to insure safe operation no longer apply. Engineers and scientists, for the most part, operate in their own little areas of specialization. Says James Gleick, author of Chaos: Making a New Science, they are “biased by the customs of their disciplines or by the accidental paths of their own educations.”

Human factors engineering introduces significant unpredictable risk. By virtue of the hundreds of plant employees and shift changes — with their unique personal concerns; their limitations of knowledge, comprehension, memory and judgment; their emotional and psychological realities; their disillusions, resentments, animosities and distractions — the man-machine interface is a fallible link in an already compromised chain.

VIRTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION

Reactor operations are being “streamlined” at the expense of safety. Reactors are run longer and harder, with fewer inspections, at higher output power capacities. Given the greater propensity for failures to occur on start-up and shut-down phases of operation — where transients, power surges and instabilities proliferate — testing and safety analyses performed during refueling outages may prove meaningless after the subsequent start-up.

Utilities are minimizing reactor outages and maximizing operations at the expense of safety.  Reliability and quality assurance testing of back-up safety systems have been relaxed, postponed or eliminated completely. Optimizing economic factors, Houston Light & Power (TX) recently broke industry records for a refueling outage. The intensity of irradiation prohibits or restricts access and in-service testing of systems and components. The concomitant shift to on-line maintenance means that so-called “redundant” safety systems — ever touted as the backbone of “defense-in-depth” — are disabled during full-power reactor operations. Economic imperatives are dictating patchwork repairs in lieu of expensive parts replacements.

[See: keith harmon snow, “Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station: A Second Lease on Half-Life?” Montague Reporter, December 2003.]

Corporate “downsizing” has displaced talented and qualified employees. Others are suffocated by budget and schedule constraints, driven by corporate imperatives divorced from the dynamic realities of daily operations. The  profit principle translates directly to control room operators increasingly inclined to risk reactor deviation or operational uncertainty. Operators — too nervous in an emergency to exercise a “controlled breach” of reactor containment — may in the uncertainty of the moment allow the system to exceed the thresholds of control. [This is exactly what happened at Fukushima: reactor operators and the TEPCO management delayed triage actions out of the fear of economic losses; once they did react — dumping saltwater on the molten reactor cores — it was too little, too much uncertainty, too late]

Employees legitimately concerned about safety, improper procedures or the cutting of nuclear corners, are not free to speak without fear of retaliation:  The NRC has persistently betrayed “whistleblower” security — and punished nuclear whistleblowers.

NATURE CANNOT BE FOOLED

Deregulation — coupled with the historical compromises of this technology – is be the coup de gras for nuclear power as manifested in the U.S. today. Utilities long shielded from normal “market forces” by monumental public subsidies are now exposed to hostile competition.  While some utilities may appear to cling in desperation to our entrenched but obsolete and unprofitable nuclear economy, evidence also suggests that executives shielded by the Price-Anderson Act consider themselves impervious to the consequences of reactor failure.

It should also be acknowledged that radioactive remediation has become a billion dollar industry unto itself.

Journalists [and the corporate propaganda system that pays them] predominantly ignore such nuclear conundrums as safety, unprofitability, waste accumulation, unlawful decommissioning, routine radioactive releases, or the epidemics of disease clustered around nuclear sites. Those who are intimidated into ignorance and self-censorship merely by the science of it all have left themselves irresponsibly unprepared in proportion to the threat. Prudence would seem to dictate that the SEJ sponsor a conference, to debate — at the very least — the ideas of nuclear experts that have been synopsized herein. Nor is this so narrow an issue as it seems: The potential for domestic instability due to nuclear emergency has substantial foreign policy implications. [Not to mention the economic and political ramifications leading us to complete societal breakdown.]

Journalists would do well to revisit a portentous analysis offered by Nobel physicist Richard Feynman. “It appears that there are enormous differences of opinion as to the probability of failure with a loss” of equipment or human life, he wrote. “Estimates range from roughly one in 100 to one in 100,000. The higher figures come from working engineers and the very low figures from management. What are the causes and consequences of this lack of agreement? What is the cause of management’s fantastic faith in machinery?”

Commenting on technical problems ignored or tolerated, Feynman emphasized that “acceptance and success cannot be taken as evidence of safety. Failures are not what the design expected. They are warnings that something is wrong. The equipment is not operating as expected, and therefore there is a danger that it can operate with even wider deviations in this unexpected and not thoroughly understood way. The fact that this danger did not lead to a catastrophe before is no guarantee that it will not the next time.”

R.P. Reynman was not speaking about nuclear power, though he might have been. “The O-rings of the Solid Rocket Boosters were not designed to erode,” wrote Feynman, in “Personal Observations on Reliability of the Shuttle,” a brief but profound statement buried in Appendix F of Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. “Erosion was a clue that something was wrong,” Feynman concluded, not something from which safety can be inferred … For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” Disregarding structural constraints and systemic defects, GE has pushed output power levels to five percent above the maximum specification ratings of the original design.

As this previous writing is republished, the situation in Japan is unprecedented, unappreciated, unmanageable and it remains out-of-control: it is the worst industrial accident that humanity has ever faced. For the Fukushima nuclear apocalypse and the people of Japan — and with lethal nuclear poisons spreading all over the earth — the end is nowhere in sight.
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Keith Harmon Snow is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Keith Harmon Snow


Fukushima: How Many Chernobyls Is It?

 

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/28/fukushima-how-many-chernobyls-is-it/

Fukushima: How Many Chernobyls Is It?

Dr Scampa’s Lethal Doses Count Increases Dramatically

by Bob Nichols

(San Francisco) – The world’s second big nuclear disaster occurred at Chernobyl Reactor No. 4 in the Ukraine on Apr 26, 1986. Simply tagged as “Chernobyl,” it is what the next big and well known nuke disaster, after the American Three Mile Island, on March 28, 1979 came to be called. “Chernobyl” ejected 30% of one 192 ton, three month old reactor core. That’s 57.6 radioactive tons thrown into the air by fire and explosions.

 

 

 

 

 

Startling NHK Image of Japanese Television

The tiny radioactive and burning smoke particles traveled around the world many times since 1979, killing an estimated one million people to date from radiation caused illnesses and cancers. This is according to Editor Dr Janette Sherman’s exhaustive and widely acclaimed book on 5,000 Chernobyl scientific papers recently published by the New York Academy of Sciences [1].

Fukushima Daiichi Equals 50 Plus Chernobyls

As Dr. Michio Kaku, a world renowned CUNY theoretical physicist pointed out on CNN March 18, 2011, Chernobyl involved one reactor and only 57.6 Tons of the reactor core went into the atmosphere. In dramatic contrast, the Fukushima Daiichi disaster immediately involved six reactors and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency, a UN Agency) documented 2,800 Tons of highly radioactive old reactor cores.

 

 

 

 

Dr Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist FavStocks

Simple division tells us there are at least 48.6 Chernobyls in the burning old reactor cores pumping fiery isotopes into the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no stretch to say Fukushima Daiichi’s six reactors and the dry holding pools for old reactor cores are equal to more than 50 Chernobyl disasters.

Further clarification is needed, of course, and it is being worked out now by independent physicists. Note that the lethality of radioactive reactor cores goes up the first 250,000 years they are out of the reactor – not down.

Looking at the current Japanese meltdown as more than 50 Chernobyls is just the start. In addition, the fate of the four nearby reactors at Fukushima Daini is as yet unknown by the outside world. Working at the nearby reactors, only 10 km (6 miles away) is a quick, painful death sentence. They are inside the mandatory evacuation zone.

This much is known. All radioactive exposures are cumulative for each human, animal and plant. What’s more, mutated genetic codes are passed on to offspring forever. This means all Japanese and all Northern Hemisphere inhabitants suffer internal radioactive contamination from Fukushima Daiichi reactors already.

Fukushima Equals 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses

Dr Paolo Scampa, a widely know EU Physicist, single handedly popularized the easily understood Lethal Doses concept. “Lethal Doses” is a world wide, well understood idea that strips Physics bare and offers a brilliant, understandable explanation for all the physics gobbledygook Intelligence agencies and their respective governments use to disguise the brutal truths of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster.

Three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) Lethal Doses of Radiation means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell. This is up from about 70 Billion Lethal Doses March 23, 2011. It is getting worse everyday without any intervention by the US and the other nuclear powers.

VeteransToday calls on the world’s nuclear powers to intervene sooner rather than later. It is up to the world’s only remaining Super Power, the United States, to get the Japan Reactor Disaster Intervention meeting officially underway.

The Fukushima Kill

The Fukushima Kill, already underway world wide, will certainly dwarf that of Chernobyl. All US Super Power President Obama’s delay and waiting does is increase the  numbers of The Kill. That is a clear Choice. We call on President Obama to re-visit that Choice.

Further, the Genetic and DNA changing aspects of the radioactivity now in the air, spreading worldwide within a year, will spawn a grotesque new assortment of radiation-degraded mutants; both human and of other life forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Nautilus in 1955 surfacing www nautilus571 Website US Navy

Many of these creatures in the animal world will not survive long outside the womb, if carried to term.  What’s more, future Human Genetic Mutants of ever-lower intelligence and greater, more grotesque physical deformities are the genetic legacy of Humanity forevermore. That is the new starting point for any rational and reality-based national or foreign policy.

What We Know Now about Fukushima

Here is what is known more than 75 days after six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor Plant started a disastrous and lethal nuclear meltdown on March 11, 2011.

– March 11, 14:46, a One Million Kiloton Earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter Scale hammered Japan off-shore near the six Japanese reactors. The reactors attempted to shut down automatically when electronic sensors detected the earthquake. The huge earthquake dropped the reactors three feet, moved Japan 8 inches to the West and altered the tilt of the Axis of planet Earth.

– March 11, about 15:30, the giant Earthquake caused a tsunami up to 30 meters (98.4 Ft) high washed away all the fuel tanks for the reactors Emergency Generators and all the reactors’ outside electrical feeds. This was the Death Blow to the reactors.

The six Fukushima Daiichi reactors were dead in the water and their fate sealed. Without an external source of electricity for the water pumps and hot reactors, they are just so much radioactive scrap iron – good for nothing. The internal temperature of the reactors started climbing immediately.

– March 11, about 18:00, only two and a half hours later, multiple reactor cores started melting down as the reactors internal temperatures skyrocketed to the melting point of uranium and beyond – a measured 1,718 Deg C (3,124.4 Deg F) past the melting point.

Uranium melts at 1,132.2 Deg C (2,069.9 Deg F.) The internal reactor temperatures reached at least 2,850 Deg C, (5,162 Deg F.) The millions of 1 mm Uranium fuel pellets in the reactors and in the core pools had no defense at all without the powerful water pumps and billions of gallons of cooling water against those temperatures.

The Uranium pellets simply melted forming a white hot lava-like radioactive uranium isotope blob that was and probably still is super heated by the power of the uranium atom itself. The highly radioactive blob then burned through the graphite seals of the General Electric Mark 1 Reactor Control Rods at the bottom of the American submarine based reactor design of US Navy Admiral Hyman Rickover, now deceased.

General Electric copied the US Government financed Navy nuclear reactor design for many commercial nuclear reactors. The Radioactive Blobs trickled out of hundreds of control rod holes instead of melting together to form a single giant,  highly radioactive, burning lava blob like that of Chernobyl.

The Solution, Then and Now, has Changed

World famous theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku caught the world’s attention on a March 18, 2011 CNN broadcast when he suggested the Prime Minister of Japan immediately choose the “Chernobyl Option” for the Fukushima Daiichi General Electric reactors.

Kaku said the Japanese PM should order the Japanese Air Self Defense Force to bomb the reactors into submission with boron, sand, water and concrete like the Red Army did to kill the out-of-control Chernobyl reactor on orders of USSR President Gorbachev. Boron absorbs neutrons, the radioactive heart of the reactors.

The time for Dr. Kaku’s “Chernobyl Option” has passed. Multiple explosions destroyed the reactors and the swimming pools holding old reactor cores weeks ago. Hundreds to thousands of tons of burning highly radioactive reactor cores are scattered all over the Fukushima Daiichi site. The reactors are releasing as much as a Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company) measured 10 Quintillion (10,000 Trillion Bq) radioactive counts per second of deadly radioactive smoke particles into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The invisible, killing Radioactive Smoke is already all over the Northern Hemisphere and everyone in it – each and every one – is radiologically contaminated. The scope of Dr. Kaku’s once brilliant former solution is unfortunately, now too small and ineffective.

Generally speaking, most Radiation cannot escape into the atmosphere if it is covered by water. Honshu, Japan is an island and the Pacific Ocean is conveniently located nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US President Barack Obama, Official Portrait US Gov

Subsidence charges from multiple nuclear weapons buried by drilling rigs 500 ft (152.4 meters) below and inland of the string of six reactors must be engineered to slide the reactors into the sea. This method works best if there is igneous or volcanic rock behind the subsidence charges, to “bounce” the blast and pressure wave from and “push” the trashed reactors area of the beachfront into the sea.

Specially equipped submarines can then pick up the pieces of reactor cores from under water. The surface of the ocean blocks the escape of radiation. The submarines must work fast to limit killing more of the Earth’s Oceans.

Veterans Today calls on President Obama to authorize the disposal of the six reactors at sea and the collection of the deadly radioactive metals with submarines. We conclude there are no other options left.

The “Do Nothing Option”

The “Do Nothing Option” allows the deaths and maiming of many millions of people to rapidly proceed. Doing nothing, by default, allows the Fukushima Kill to ruthlessly continue unabated. Doing nothing is also not acceptable from a practical standpoint; because, Japan does not own the nuclear weapons to use themselves.

Nuke the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi right into the sea, Mr. President.

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Beyond That Door


Beyond That Door

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/door

Beyond that door is death. It’s death’s door and it has brought us a new hell on earth. What’s behind this door and several others like it is so hot, in terms of death, that its effects can be seen 10,000 miles away. Though thanks to the media we almost forgot about this and other similar doors and the nuclear meltdowns that are occurring right here right now on planet earth.

Today you have to be a hound dog to sniff up any credible news about what is actually going on at that destroyed nuclear plant. It’s very scary how the media has clamped down on most of the news so it seems like multiple nuclear meltdowns are not a big deal.

On April 21 radiation levels stood at up to 110 microsieverts per hour in the air in the town of Okuma in Tokyo, some 3 kilometers southwest of that door you see above.

If a person is exposed to this quantity of radiation for about nine hours, the cumulative dose is estimated to reach one millisieverts, the annual safety limit set by the government. Do the math. In just 30 days a person living there would have a lethal dose!

On Sunday, April 24, 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) disclosed a map of radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Radiation levels around the No. 3 reactor building, which was damaged by a powerful hydrogen explosion, are higher than in other locations, and 300 millisieverts per hour of radiation was detected in debris on a nearby mountainside. Stand near that and 30 hours later kiss life goodbye.

Work started on April 6th to remove contaminated rubble that had been obstructing the restoration process. TEPCO says much of the debris around the former office building has been removed, and it has started clearing the rubble around the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors. Enough debris has been removed to fill 50 containers, and it is being kept in a field on the mountainside.

The radiation levels one meter away are 1 to 2 millisieverts per hour. Gee that would be a walk in the park meaning we could hang around endlessly until 20 days go by and then we too are radioactive toast.

Okay so let’s translate that into a bit of practical reality for people 10,000 miles away on the east coast of the United States. We’re getting pretty far away from that damn door and yet its nuclear wretchedness is reaching around the world just like Chernobyl did.

Radiation a Personal Account

I am a retired biologist who used to work in radiation biology. Just wanted to share with you what we’ve been doing lately. We live in the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. We have a Geiger counter and have been testing daily for radiation (am and pm) since the Fukushima incident. Since March 11, our numbers normally are 25-30 cpm inside and 31-35 cpm outside (Geiger counter sits at an open window). This is within background radiation numbers. When it rains, the numbers rise to about 35 cpm for inside and 40 cpm for outside. Our grass reads around 50 cpm. I noticed today after I did some weeding (sunny day) and washing my hands that they read around 50 cpm. I had to wash them 3-4 times before the reading went down.

Also noticed a couple of dandelions looking abnormal (their stems were twice as thick as others and heads were joined). Never saw that before.

We had ordered kelp granules from the company Maine Coast three weeks ago. We typically use kelp in our foods, and this was a bigger order than usual because of the nuclear incident. Just got the shipment today! We tested the bags of kelp for radiation and they tested 182 cpm! We called the company but they had their answering machine on, stating that they won’t be open until April 25th because they’re doing inventory. We plan to return the kelp! Noticed the expiration date is April 16, 2013, which makes us wonder if they filled the order after the Fukushima incident (maybe April 16, 2011?).

Patty

Life with Geiger counters will become much more common in our futures as well as nuclear weather reports. They might as well have ripped a hole into another universe with so much hell to be released each month for as long as we can see into the future. Best-case scenario at this point would be several years of relentless radiation buildup around the world but most particularly in the northern hemisphere where it will be increasingly difficult to get uncontaminated food. Let’s not even think of worst-case scenarios for not many of us will be around for long if such were to occur.

Authorities will keep everything under their hat for as long as humanly possible to avoid panic and migrations. With financial collapse on the horizon, private citizens will not be able to afford any movement anyway and will have to dig in and weather the radiation. With the help of the media, the entire populations of the north are caught like deer in the headlights and are totally unaware of and unprepared for this increasing nuclear radiation. In case no one has informed you, radioactivity makes it harder for our bodies to live.

Today’s Nuclear News

The Number 4 spent fuel pool stores 1,535 fuel rods, the most at the nuclear complex. TEPCO says it will inject 210 tons of water into the pool on Monday, after finding on Sunday evening that the temperature in the pool had risen to 81 degrees Celsius. The utility firm had earlier limited the amount of water being injected into the pool to 70 tons a day, saying the weight of the water could weaken the reactor building, which was already damaged in last month’s hydrogen explosion.

On Friday, TEPCO found that the pool’s temperature had reached 91 degrees, so it began injecting 2 to 3 times the amount of water. TEPCO says the pool’s water temperature dropped to 66 degrees on Saturday after water was injected, but started to rise again, to 81 degrees. The operator says the water level in the pool was 2.5 meters lower than normal after 165 tons of water was injected on Sunday.

Conclusion

But there is absolutely nothing to worry about! Doctors are not worried that iodine deficiency will make you much more vulnerable to death rays in the form of radioactive iodine, which your thyroid will mop up like a sponge. But what do doctors or our friendly governments care?

I have been trying to get a prescription for iodine from a medical doctor, but I can’t find one that will do it. They tell me BS like you don’t need it; it’s dangerous to take supplemental iodine without a battery of thyroid tests, and a bunch of other BS ad nauseum. I used to be able to get it over the counter at a drugstore, but no longer. I need to find an MD with common sense that will actually help me.

David Ostrander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YJaaVAQ5lE&feature=player_embedded

This is a gift from Brazil of a music that was first presented live in 1974. Brazil has sung out against atomic energy and thus we have only one reactor in this huge country. I have translated the lyrics below. I hope people can appreciate with their hearts this musical message.

The Rose of Hiroshima
(Vinícius de Moraes / Gerson Conrad) Think of the children

Mute, telepathic
Think of the girls
Blind, inaccurate
Think of the women
Routes changed
Think of the wounds
As warm roses
But oh, do not forget
of the rose, the rose
The rose of Hiroshima
The hereditary rose
The radioactive rose
Stupid and invalid
The rose with cirrhosis
The atomic anti-rose
with no color no parfum,
No rose, no anything.

Photograph: Robert Brook/Alamy/Alamy

Radiation Hell at the disused plutonium reactors at Sellafield, England are a “slow motion Chernobyl” according to
Greenpeace campaigners against nuclear energy.

The BBC says, “There are about 440 operational reactors in 32 countries, generating 16 percent of the world’s electricity. Only 27 new reactors are under construction, mainly in Eastern Europe and Asia. Not one of the remaining 22 countries with nuclear power is currently building any new reactors, including the USA, Canada and all of Western Europe. The western world has put its nuclear power program on hold. This is arguably due at least in part to the Chernobyl accident and the ensuing perception that no matter how small the risk, it is just not worth it.”

Dr. Mark Allan Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
http://publications.imva.info
http://blog.imva.info

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Uncensored/Independent Science on Fukushima Radiation… Another Perspective submitted by Alex Hunter


Uncensored/Independent Science on Fukushima Radiation… Another Perspective

submitted by Alex Hunter

1) Dangers of Nuclear War. Press conference by Helen Caldicott in Montreal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMmaduq-5bw

2) Dr Rosalie Bertell; The New World Order Weaponizing of Space
Pt. 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo6GttEf-ks
Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcawtDdDKwc&feature=related
Pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjKoaujnGP4&feature=related

3) Dr Rosalie Bertell; New World Order and the Chemtrails Connection

http://www.youtube.com/user/Planetgonenuts#p/a/u/0/j8NmzfjIkI0

4) Japan Tsunami Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 1/2 – Leuren Moret:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOYhZlEf5gI

Here are their bios as it would take too long to introduce these fine, brave and dedicated women:

Dr Helen Caldicott, http://www.helencaldicott.com/about/

Dr Rosalie Bertell, Ph. D, http://www.rosaliebertell.net/bio_rosalie_bertell.htm

Leuren Moret, http://exopolitics.blogs.com/peaceinspace/2010/03/leuren-moret-biography-independent-scientist-expert-witness-at-the-tokyo-international-tribunal-for-war-crimes-in-afghanist.html

As one world government has not yet been completely established, these experts don’t go through Ottawa, Washington, England, Rome, Israel or Germany before they make statements.

In comparison to the lies fed us by the completely controlled media theirs is a much more informed, accurate and realistic perspective on the Fukushima radiation and the threat posed by various nuclear reactors and corporate – military – industrial malfeasants.

The completely controlled media is not a safe source of news. Like our own governments, it is an arm of the globalists’ government and as was intended, it has become what society uses to do their thinking. Subsequently, a desperately misled public (most individuals) gauge their own sanity by their ability to regurgitate the lies fed to them via the media muppets.

If you received this email from me it is because I think you are smart enough to recognise the difference.

What you chose to do about it is of course completely up to you.

TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TREASONOUS GLOBALIST MILITARY IS RELENTLESSLY SPRAYING IN OUR SKIES LOOK UP/CATCH UP ON HAARP WEAPONRY, HOW CHEMTRAILS PROVIDE THE AEROSOLISED TOXIC/CARCINOGENIC METALS USED TO “MIRROR” IT’S ENERGY AROUND THE IONOSPHERE/THE EARTH, HOW IT IS USED TO TRANSMIT BRAIN DAMAGING PSYCHOTRONIC FREQUENCIES AND ITS APPLICATION IN EXOTIC WARFARE AS DEFINED IN, BUT IN NO WAY LIMITED TO BILL HR 2977, INTRODUCED INTO THE 107th UNITED STATES CONGRESS OCT 2nd, 2001 BY REP DENNIS KUCINICH.

THAT THEY ARE SPRAYING CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL AND GENETIC WEAPONRY ON US AT THE SAME TIME IS NOTHING NEW. THE MILITARY HAS DONE THIS SINCE THEY HAD THE TECHNOLOGY/ABILITY TO DO SO (DO ANOTHER IN DEPTH SEARCH ON ‘EXPERIMENTAL’ CIVILIAN CHEMICAL & BIO WEAOPONS PROGRAMS, AGENTS ORANGE, PURPLE, WHITE, CRYPTOCOCCUS GATTI, ETC.).

DOWNLOAD YOUR INFO AS YOU GO, FOR THEY ARE PREPARING TO SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET (AS PROPOSED BY ROTHSCHILD FLUNKY SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER).

Holes In Heaven: H.A.A.R.P. and Advances in Telsa Technology Narrated by Martin Sheen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-VMfzO94M0

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Contact Alex Hunter at: ahunter100@shaw.ca


The Real Radiation Threat to the US and YOU By Toni Reita ND

http://www.natural-health-home-remedies.com/radiation.html

The Real Radiation Threat To The US And YOU

By Toni Reita ND

This article by Toni Reita I found to be very comprehensive and informative and written in a sensible, down-to-earth fashion.

It includes information on most of the issues now being discussed as a result of the recent nuke disaster including many steps one can take to offset the demonic results of this zio-induced catastrophe.


The Real Radiation Threat To The US And YOU

By Toni Reita ND
4-18-11

Radiation Sickness

This page is dedicated to the nameless Fukushima Fifty who knowingly risked radiation sickness and death, with the hopes of preventing an even greater radioactive global disaster.  It is thought that there were about 200 courageous individuals working in 15 minute shifts at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, fully aware of their continual radiation bombardment.  Five have already died and apparently 15 others are seriously ill.

No matter the end result, can we salute their courage and honor their valor?  Their sacrifice deserves to be embedded in our memories that they may never be forgotten.  The courage and fortitude of the Japanese people, who handled their heart breaking tragedy with dignity and grace, will help them with the battles to come.

Also not to be forgotten is that Governments subsidize the Nuclear Industry with our money and that Tokyo electric is sacrificing their workers to protect their financial investment.  The growing DEAD ZONE around Fukushima will continue and expand.

A continual crisis becomes normal.  Isn’t that what has happened at Fukushima?  The world wondered how long profits would be put above all else?

The soil around Fukushima is poisoned, the ground water is poisoned, the land is radioactive sludge, the salt water used to cool the reactors is poisoned, contaminating the earth on it’s route to contaminate the sea.  The foul radiation fills the air, joins the trade winds and the jet stream and carries contamination, poison and sickness to many parts of the world.

Yet, we are told that radiation exposure is limited to Fukushima.  We are assured that radiation levels in US are normal.  Nothing is mentioned about long term environmental impact or radiation side effects.  They sing us the same song, no need for any alarm, concern or preparation.

“Never believe anything until it’s been officialy denied”  ~ Francis Claud Cockburn

Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott called Fukushima “an unprecedented absolute disaster, multiples worse than Chernobyl.  The situation is very grim and not just for the Japanese people.

Only one Chernobyl reactor blew, and it was only three months old with relatively little radiation.    It burned out of control for only 10 days.

Fukushima’s have been operating for 40 years, and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl.

Chernobyl killed nearly one million people and counting, according to the New York Academy of Sciences.  Many deaths will never be included in the official count, because their cancers won’t be connected to Chernobyl.  The long term impact of a compromised immune system and the subsequent health challenges will never be officially traced to Chernobyl.

What Is Radiation?

Radiation is energy that travels in waves and can’t be seen, tasted, smelled, heard or felt.  Some familiar sources of radiation exposure are microwaves, wireless devices  (use microwave signals),  cell phones,  radiation therapy, radio waves, visible light, electric blankets, X-Rays, TV, solar flares, ultraviolet light, industrial pollution, living near electrical transformers or near a nuclear plant.

Microwave ovens were banned in the Soviet Union in 1976 because of their known health dangers.  Microwave Radiation changes the molecular structure of food, rendering it harmful and completely void of nutritional value.  Yet most North Americans use Microwave ovens daily.

Exposure to Uranium, Radium and thorium, which occur naturally, are normally isolated geologically from the environment under shale and quartz.  Man is responsible for disturbing them, digging them up and contaminating the environment.  These naturally occurring elements are responsible for cellular mutations and cancers.

Any exposure above natural  (non ionizing) background radiation causes diseases which would have been preventable.

There is a difference between external and internal radiation.  Internal radiation absorbed by inhalation or ingestion becomes embedded in your cells, tissues and organs releasing destructive energy for the lifetime of the person, plant or animal.

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RADIOACTIVE TRASH: Plutonium is forever. Notes from the NO NUKES concert, September 1979

RADIOACTIVE TRASH: Plutonium is forever

Notes from the NO NUKES concert, September 1979

Compiled with commentary

by Arthur Topham

March 19, 2011

“I see a bad moon arising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see bad times today.”
~ John Fogerty,
Credence Clearwater Revival

“My frustration with the mindless assurance which automatically follows every nuclear accident or radiation spill, namely, that there is ‘no immediate danger’, can be quickly grasped.”
~ Dr. Rosalie Bertell

Now that the unthinkable approaches the very real in terms of the absolute madness of nuclear power and the world, again, stares in horror, disbelief and fear as the Fukushima, Japan meltdown manifests before its eyes, the prescient words of wisdom, common sense and forewarning spoken by Dr. Rosalie Bertell a quarter century ago suddenly take on a new and added dimension for millions of people facing imminent uncertainty and a future that bodes to make Charles Dicken’s Bleak House look like a Sunday picnic by comparison.

With the ominous possibility of even greater and grimmer scenarios occurring at any given moment as the globe begins to experience increasing magnitudes of earth shifting, it is hoped that finally the terrifying truth will dawn upon humanity that they have been duped for the last sixty-six years by a troupe of psychopathic maniacs into believing that nuclear power was a safe form of energy.

Strange karma indeed that the ill-fated nation of Japan, having already born the brunt of two needless atomic blasts, should once again be subjected to an event of nightmarish proportions while the rest of the planet cringes at the very thought of it occurring within their own immediate domains.

As a species it begs the question as to whether or not we are truly self-conscious beings or merely mind-controlled minions of some extremely dark and sinister evil force whose hideous agenda is only now beginning to be realized en masse.

To have, for the most part, unquestioningly accepted as reasonable, logical and sane, the fabulous, psychotic, delusional proposition that it was actually feasible to safeguard nuclear waste for hundreds of thousands of years is likely the most blatant and poignant illustration of just how unintelligent, brainwashed and dumbed down humanity actually is.

Many of the younger generations of activists and thinkers will not recall the famous “No NUKES” concert that took place at Madison Square Gardens September 19-23, 1979. Organized by a team of conscientious activist musicians and artists working under the label of “The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future”, promoters Ron Delsener and Tom Campbell and Tim Sexton, along with musicians Jackson Browne, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash, John Hall and Bonnie Raitt put on an amazing three day show featuring such artists as: The Doobie Brothers, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Carly Simon, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Raydio Nicolette Larson, Poco, Chaka Khan, Jessie Colin Young, Ry Cooder, John Hall, Gil Scott-Heron & Sweet Honey in the Rock.

If ever we needed a reunion and a resurgence of such energies again it’s today!

What follows in this post and others planned, will be articles, information and graphics contained in an information booklet enclosed in the original album.

P.S. A big thanks to R. Cobb for his bitter-sweet graphic including that fine 3-eyed, 3-legged guard! 🙂

RADIOACTIVE TRASH:

Every year, each 1000-megawatt atomic reactor produces 9000 gallons of high-level liquid wastes, plus tons of solid radioactive residues. By the year 2000, the U.S. will be stuck with a billion cubic feet of this lethal stuff, enough to build a four-lane, foot-thick highway from New York to California.

Some of the stuff is “low-level” – contaminated tools, machinery, filters, air masks, clothing, etc., which even after brief exposure to radiation become too “hot” to use again, and must be buried.

Even more dangerous are “high level” wastes, spent nuclear fuel and materials heavily exposed to the fission process. Often in liquid form, these wastes have to be stored in tanks that have a horrendous track record for leaks and accidents. The heat, radioactivity and corrosive properties of the liquids quickly destroy most materials. Tanks that have been in use for just twenty years have already begun to disintegrate.

The biggest chunk of atomic reactor wastes are the spent fuel assemblies – huge, heavy, highly radioactive racks of special metals and atomic by-products. The industry once claimed that the fuel in these assemblies could be chemically “reprocessed” and then reused in reactors. The industry promised that as much as a third of the uranium rods could be reclaimed and that plutonium there could be used to feed breeder reactors, which would in turn create more plutonium.

But the industry’s promises have turned into disaster. The only commercial fast breeder built in the U.S. – Fermi I, near Detroit – almost blew up in 1966, and has been permanently shut. the experimental Clinch River Breeder Reactor in Tennessee has become the subject of fierce congressional debate, and has been labeled a “technological turkey” by its critics, whose ranks include the Carter Administration.

Three major industrial attempts at reprocessing have failed miserably, costing hundreds of millions of dollars and doing enormous environmental damage at sites in West Valley, New York; Morris, Illinois and Barnwell, South Carolina. Reprocessing has also been widely opposed because it makes accessible the element plutonium, a small quantity of which was used to make the bomb that destroyed Nagasaki.

Plutonium eats through just about anything, and a tiny grain is capable of inflicting a fatal case of lung cancer. According to the NRC, more than 7000 pounds of bomb-grade plutonium is missing from U.S. nuclear facilities. [Possible that might help to explain where Israel acquired the plutonium to built its large arsenal of nuclear weapons. A.T.]

Meanwhile, the technology for converting wastes into bombs has become widely known. The continued production of bomb-grade wastes virtually guarantees the spread of nuclear weapons through the world – and not necessarily just to governments.

As of now, the atomic trash is piling up at nuclear sites and no one knows what to do with it. “Swimming pools” used to store spent fuel are being stacked up with two or three times as much material as they were designed to hold, making them as dangerous as the reactors themselves. “Last resort” schemes for getting rid of the stuff range from shooting it into the sun to floating it onto the polar ice cap to injecting it into the ocean floor.

The most serious attempts have aimed at burying the wastes deep in the earth. But plans to use a federally approved salt mine near Lyons, Kansas had to be abandoned when the Kansas geological survey found the site was far wetter than previously believed. Another deep site is being developed near Carlsbad, New Mexico, but experts warn that it, too, will fail.

A special presidential task force on the waste problem has conceded that even a test project won’t be working until the late 1980’s.

Plutonium has a radioactive half-life of 24,400 years, meaning it will be dangerous to life – and must be stored with total precision – for at least 240,000 years.

Small wonder nobody wants the stuff in their back yard.

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