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Dec 09 09:10

Russia ready to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to take defective fuel from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), said Rosatom department’s director Andrei Ivanov on Friday.

Nov 26 17:46

Fukushima 'ice wall' linchpin not living up to high hopes

Although 34.5 billion yen ($309 million) in taxpayer money has funded an "ice wall" to keep out groundwater from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant site, the frozen barrier may not be meeting hopes and expectations.

Webmaster addition: I hate to say I told you so, but ... no, actually I rather enjoy it! :)

Nov 26 08:42

Radiation cloud mystery as fallout 1,000 times worse than normal drifts over Europe

Scientists are trying to work out what caused the spike in radiation engulfing northern parts of the continent.

Russia's state-run nuclear company Rosatom has denied being responsible for any accidents or incidents that may have caused the radiation spike.

Moscow yesterday acknowledged the cloud for the first time after they were accused of being responsible for a radioactive leak.

Data from Russia’s weather service Roshydromet confirmed “extremely high pollution” recorded in late September and early October.

Nuclear companies in neighbouring Kazakhstan also denied being responsible for the radiation.

Nov 21 15:19

Russia Confirms Presence Of Mysterious Cloud Of Extremely High Radiation

A Russian region is literally experiencing radiation nearly 1,000x the norm – but from where? What about the cloud over Europe in October? About a month ago, a “mysterious...

Nov 20 09:18

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

The size of a shoe box, the Manbo used tiny propellers to hover and glide through water in a manner similar to an aerial drone.

After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.

Nov 20 08:55

Fukushima: Scientists Confirm Reactor Radiation Reached 'Unimaginable' Levels

Scientists on the ground at the clean-up operation for the Fukushima nuclear reactor have warned that the radiation levels from the Daiichi power plant have now reached "unimaginable levels" despite the threat being downplayed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinz? Abe.Tokyo Electric

Power Company (TEPCO) has revealed that the radioactivity level is now 100 times greater than what would be normally considered a deadly emergency threat, according to Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Nov 15 08:50

Fukushima Cover-Up: “Keep cancers a secret” say doctors — “We’re getting leukemia and cataracts and we die suddenly” — “Students having sudden heart attacks” — Officials “actively ignoring” reports of illness and death

Faced with the post-3.11 reality of government (and corporate) policy that protects economic and security interests over public health and well-being, the majority of the 2 million inhabitants of Fukushima Prefecture are either unconscious of or have been encouraged to accept living with radioactive contamination…

As Fukushima city resident Shiina Chieko observed, the majority of people seem to have adopted denial as a way to excise the present danger from their consciousness. Her sister-in-law, for example, ignored her son’s ‘continuous nosebleeds’, while her mother had decided that the community must endure by pretending that things were no different from pre-3.11 conditions. [Source: Shiina Chieko, interview with the author]…

Nov 15 04:36

US NEGLECTS THE SAFETY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN EUROPE

Unfortunately, today information campaigns conducted by individual countries against the use of nuclear power plants often appear and are clearly aimed not at strengthening security measures in the nuclear energy sector, but at narrowly self-serving politicized goals. A striking example of this, in particular, is the campaign launched by Lithuania against the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus. The main reason for the campaign is the desire of the Lithuanian conservatives to please Washington by using anti-Russian sentiments to reduce the influence of Russia and its closest ally, Belarus, in the European energy market. It’s no secret that Lithuania itself wanted to build its own nuclear power plant in Visaginas with the help of Japanese and American corporations. For a long time, Lithuania expected that the project would include its neighbors – Latvia, Estonia and Poland, but the funds for the implementation of this project were lacking.

Nov 13 07:18

New Study: US state hit with up to 200 times more Fukushima fallout than expected — Over a Trillion becquerels of nuclear waste fell on Hawaii — Scientists: “Plume may have taken an alternative path… Greater than anticipated”

Fukushima-derived radiocesium fallout in Hawaiian soils… This study estimated the magnitude of cesium deposition in soil, collected in 2015-2016, resulting from atmospheric fallout… Detectable, Fukushima-derived 134Cs inventories ranged from 30 to 630 Bq m-2 and 137Cs inventories ranged from 20 to 2200 Bq m-2… This research confirmed and quantified the presence of Fukushima-derived fallout in the state of Hawai’i in amounts higher than predicted by models and observed in the United States mainland…
The Hawaiian Islands were expected to get minimal, below 10 Bq m-2 or lower, of Fukushima-derived fallout…
Fukushima-derived soil radiocesium concentrations, were greater than anticipated based on model-predicted Pacific atmospheric dispersion rates…

Nov 11 08:33

Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

Based on the detection from monitoring stations and meteorological data, the mysterious cloud — which has since dissipated — has been traced to somewhere along the Russia-Kazakhstan border, according to Jean-Christophe Gariel, director for health at the IRSN.

"It's somewhere in South Russia," he says, likely between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.

Nov 10 12:16

Veterans Day in the USofA

Here's an honest disclosure: I grew up with command-rank Naval officers, and a Semper Fi uncle. Duty, Honor, Country.

That said, many false flags later, the Forever-War enriches Mil-Indus greedsters and politicos at the lobbyist trough.

Our military grunts pay the ultimate price, of death, dismemberment, PTSD, divorce, and suicide...

Unreported, and oceanically difficult to hide:

The Fukushima cover-up has been a stupefying outrage, as Public Health violation and nuttin-to-see-here planetcide.

Nov 10 10:54

Former US Senator: All these Navy sailors have died after Fukushima radiation exposure — TV program reveals many are now dead — Veterans break down in tears… suffering cancers, paralysis, amputations, bleeding from anus, severe pain

Representing cancer-ridden Navy service members who say they were exposed to radiation on a humanitarian mission in Fukushima, former Sen. John Edwards urged a federal judge Thursday to set a date for trial. Over a decade after serving as John Kerry’s running mate in the 2004 presidential election, Edwards now represents hundreds of Navy sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan… “We have all these sailors whose case is now five years old, who have died or are in the process of dying right now,” said Edwards… Edwards noted that some of his other clients have seen their children born with birth defects… He said they want to make sure “the truth comes out” and that the “word gets out about the dangers and risks that exist not just in Japan, but in other parts of the world.”

Nov 08 11:18

Fukushima radiation found in Hawaii fish — Almost half contain fallout from Japan nuclear disaster

Thirteen commonly consumed types of fish caught in the North Pacific and locally available in Hawaii were analyzed using gamma spectroscopy to measure Fukushima-derived and historic 134 Cs and 137 Cs isotopes. All fish samples had detectable 137 Cs above 95% Confidence Intervals. Three out of the thirteen samples had 134 Cs, an isotope indicative of Fukushima releases, detected above 95% Confidence Intervals. The highest 134 Cs and 137 Cs concentration in the examined species was in ahi tuna carrying 0.10±0.04 Bq/kg and 0.62±0.05 Bq/kg, respectively. Other samples with 134 Cs activities found above their 2-sigma uncertainty were albacore tuna and swordfish…

[W]hile the plume has not necessarily reached the Hawaiian Islands, it did travel within established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands…

Nov 08 10:26

France backtracks on promise to cut nuclear power reliance

The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists.

Oct 30 15:59

Video Shows Radioactive Waste Being Dumped Along The Banks Of The Columbia River In Washington State

Oct 20 09:44

31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination

Thirty-one Hanford nuclear reservation workers inhaled very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8.

An alarm sounded that morning at the Plutonium Finishing Plant when airborne radioactive contamination was detected as open-air demolition using heavy equipment was being done. Work was underway at the most contaminated part of the plant.

Initially, workers were not believed to be at risk because no contamination was found on the skin or protective clothing of workers, but employees were offered testing for internal contamination as a precaution.

But concerns increased when some of the initial tests showed contamination. Then Washington Department of Health air sampling results came back in August showing radioactive plutonium and americium particles in very low levels at the Rattlesnake security barricade three miles from the plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me that Washngton's nuclear industry is not at all taking care of the people who work for it, or have been doing it in a very haphazard, cavalier kind of way, pushing back on costs by not giving them the basic protection to prevent exposure, plus protection for the people who live around the areas where such plants exist.

Cancers and other diseases this exposure may generate later in life for these people indicates that they have a very solid class action lawsuit against the State for allowing this exposure in the first place.

Oct 11 09:46

Greenpeace Warns French Nuclear Waste Pools Vulnerable to Terror Threat

The citizens of France and neighboring European nations will suffer major damage should terrorists attack French nuclear facilities, Greenpeace warns in a report released Tuesday.

Oct 06 12:23

M6.0 earthquake hits off Japan parallel to the Fukushima prefecture

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center currently says there are no tsunami advisories or watches in place.

Oct 05 05:37

Fukushima operator can restart nuclear reactors at world's biggest plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.

Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved an application from Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa – the world’s biggest nuclear power plant – even as the utility struggles to decommission Fukushima Daiichi.

The process will involve reviews and consultations with the public, and the restart is also expected to encounter strong opposition from people living near the plant on the Japan Sea coast of Niigata prefecture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

One has to wonder what TEPCO paid to get this "unanimous consent" from the commissioners.

How can those people, who brought Japan and Fukisihima to the horrible nuclear poisoning they did, ever be trusted to function ethically again?!?

In a just world, the senior management of TEPCO should be in a cold, hard jail cell for the rest of their lives, for horrific laxity in safety regs at Fukishima, along with the city and government officials who just signed off on sloppy care for the spent fuel rods .

This planet, unfortunately, consistently demonstrates the polar opposite of a just world.

Oct 03 17:40

Researchers find ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste leaking into the ocean 60 MILES from the site of the Fukushima disaster

It’s been six years since a massive earthquake, followed by a 50-foot tsunami, slammed into Japan's northeast coast, resulting in one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.

But scientists have now discovered a ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste left behind by the Fukushima disaster.

New research has pinpointed radioactive material from the power plant in sands and brackish water as far as 60 miles away, and found it’s slowly being released back into the ocean.

Sep 29 22:05

Radioactive water may have been leaking from damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors since APRIL after a gauge-setting blunder

Contaminated water might have leaked from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors after erroneous settings on water gauges lowered groundwater levels nearby, according to the plant operator.

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the settings on six of the dozens of wells around the reactors were 70 centimetres (three feet) below the requirement.

Groundwater at one well briefly sank below the contaminated water inside in May, possibly causing radioactive water to leak into the soil.

Sep 27 04:53

Trump: Catalan Secession ‘Foolish,’

Despite long-standing assurances from the State Department that the US would take no stance on the upcoming Catalonia referendum, President Trump couldn’t help himself while hosting Spain’s Prime Minister, loudly endorsing Spanish unity.

Trump attacked the referendum effort in Catalonia as “foolish,” saying the people of Catalonia should accept a united Spain. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy insisted the vote wouldn’t count anyhow.

Catalonia’s referendum on independence is scheduled for Sunday

Sep 24 08:40

Alert: Nuclear Power Plant in Puerto Rico Hit by Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s power grid was already in bad shape even before the 2017 hurricane season. PREPA’s power plants are 44 years old on average, reports Reuters — in contrast with the industry-wide average of 18 years. The nuclear site is over 53 year old.

The company, which filed for bankruptcy in July, called its own system “degraded and unsafe,” saying in a fiscal plan released this April that “years of under-investment have led to severe degradation of infrastructure,” according to Reuters.

This site is over 53 years old. Rusting, and falling apart before the hurricane even hit.

Sep 18 08:47

More radioactive material to be released into the Pacific Ocean from the failed Fukushima power plant

Now, the Telegraph is reporting that the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which operates the nuclear plant and has been responsible for cleaning up the mess, has announced the release of radioactive tritium straight into the Pacific Ocean. The announcement has been met with outrage by environmental groups and locals alike.

Among those most affected by the disaster were the fishermen of Fukushima. Even two years into the cleanup operations, The Guardian reported that over 300 tons of radioactive groundwater was still seeping into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis, not only killing marine life, but obliterating the local fishing industry. After all, nobody wants to risk eating radioactive fish. [Related: London grocery stores have been selling Fukushima rice, despite fears of radioactive contamination.]

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Sep 08 10:25

TWO FLORIDA NUCLEAR PLANTS ARE IN IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH — AND ONE IS ALREADY LEAKING

Perhaps more concerning is that the Turkey Point plant’s old cooling canal system has been leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay. The New York Times noted last year that a study found “elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium, a radioactive isotope that is found in nature but also frequently associated with nuclear power plants.”

Though the levels of tritium were reportedly too low to harm people, they were enough for scientists to determine that the plant was the source. Environmentalists worried about marine life and the plant’s owners’ slow reaction to remedy the leak. It’s unclear how a hurricane might affect the already leaking facility.

Regardless, Robbins says Florida Light & Power is prepared to shut down the sites if it looks like Irma will hit them. “If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either factory we’ll shut down the units,” he told the Miami Herald, noting doing so is a gradual process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very concerning, and I don't know precisely how reassured I am with the understanding that both plants will be shut down in anticipation of the landfall of Irma.

Sep 08 08:35

2 Florida nuclear plants likely to shut down if Irma continues path

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida, where two nuclear plants seemed to be in the deadly storm’s direct path, electric company officials continued to plan for the worst while remaining unsure whether to shut down the Turkey Point and St. Lucie facilities.

Peter Robbins, spokesman for Florida Power and Light, said shutting down a reactor is a gradual process, and the decision will be made “well in advance” of the Category 5 storm making landfall.

“If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either facility, we’ll shut down the units,” Robbins told the Miami Herald.

Sep 07 10:19

Two South Florida nuclear power plants lie in Irma’s path. Are they ready?

The last time a major hurricane hit the Turkey Point nuclear power plant, it caused $90 million in damage but left the nuclear reactors along southern Biscayne Bay unscathed.

In anticipation of powerful Hurricane Irma, which projections on Wednesday showed headed straight for South Florida, Florida Power & Light’s two nuclear plants were finalizing staffing plans and cleaning up the grounds. But neither Turkey Point nor the St. Lucie plant farther up the coast had made the call yet to shutting down the plants.

Peter Robbins, spokesman for FPL, said shutting down a reactor is a gradual process, and the decision will be made “well in advance” of the storm making landfall.

Sep 06 09:27

Dying Navy Sailors Push for Trial on Fukushima Meltdown

Representing cancer-ridden Navy service members who say they were exposed to radiation on a humanitarian mission in Fukushima, former Sen. John Edwards urged a federal judge Thursday to set a date for trial.

Over a decade after serving as John Kerry’s running mate in the 2004 presidential election, Edwards now represents hundreds of Navy sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan as part of a humanitarian mission trip to Fukushima, Japan — bringing food and supplies to the city in March 2011 after it was devastated by an earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

“We have all these sailors whose case is now five years old, who have died or are in the process of dying right now,” said Edwards, whose firm Edwards Kirby is based in North Carolina.

Sep 03 08:48

Germans in Aachen get free iodine amid Belgium nuclear fears

The western German city of Aachen has started issuing free iodine tablets to some 500,000 residents and people living nearby because an ageing Belgian nuclear plant is seen as a risk.

Aug 25 09:42

“Biblical” hurricane expected to hit US nuclear plant

Hurricane Harvey is setting its sights on the area around Corpus Christi… Located not far from where Harvey is expected to make landfall is the South Texas Nuclear Project nuclear power plant. Spokesman Buddy Eiler says the facility was ‘designed to sustain a storm,’ and there are plans in place to shut down operations if necessary…

STP Nuclear Operating Co., Aug 24, 2017: A Hurricane Warning has been declared for several counties in Southeast Texas, including Matagorda County. Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday, possibly as a category 3… At STP, we are tracking this storm closely and are making on-site preparations…

Aug 10 12:51

On this day: The Chazma Bay nuclear submarine accident

On Aug. 10, 1985 one year before the Chernobyl disaster, a reactor exploded at the Chazhma Bay submarine shipyard in Russia’s Far East. The reactor of the K-431 Echo-II submarine was hit by a strong wave created by a nearby torpedo boat that caused all the fuel rods to expel. Both this and human error lead to a chain reaction. An explosion caused a massive release of radioactivity in Chazma Bay. More than 290 people were exposed and the accident was kept secret for many years. The area was eventually used by the Soviet Navy as a nuclear waste dump.

Aug 09 11:56

Radioactive Plutonium Detected In Air Near Hanford Nuclear Facility

Just ten days after the emergency at Washington's Hanford nuclear facility in early May, when a tunnel collapse prompted concerns about radioactive waste fallout as we described then in "'Serious Situation' After Tunnel Collapse At WA Nuclear Facility; Evacuation Ordered, No-Fly Zone In Place", we reported that the U.S. Department of Energy was scrambling to deal with a second emergency, when signs emerged that a massive underground double shell nuclear waste holding tank may also be leaking. As reported then, the tank in question - AZ 101 - was put into service in 1976, with a life expectancy of 20 years. Through 2017, it has been holding hot, boiling radioactive and chemically contaminated waste for 41 years.

Aug 09 08:32

RADIOACTIVE PLUTONIUM DETECTED IN AIR NEAR HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY

Just ten days after the emergency at Washington's Hanford nuclear facility in early May, when a tunnel collapse prompted concerns about radioactive waste fallout as we described then in "'Serious Situation' After Tunnel Collapse At WA Nuclear Facility; Evacuation Ordered, No-Fly Zone In Place", we reported that the U.S. Department of Energy was scrambling to deal with a second emergency, when signs emerged that a massive underground double shell nuclear waste holding tank may also be leaking. As reported then, the tank in question - AZ 101 - was put into service in 1976, with a life expectancy of 20 years. Through 2017, it has been holding hot, boiling radioactive and chemically contaminated waste for 41 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Federal government's attitude, with issues like this, is if something cannot, or will not, be fixed, no matter how many people it harms, just ignore it!!

Aug 08 08:05

Nagasaki: The Worst War Crime Ever

Japan was finished, and was all ready to sue for peace; the only condition it made was that the position of the Emperor should be protected. The Japanese government under Kantaro Suzuki that took office in April 1945 did so with the one single objective of ending the war. All this was known to the Western Allies, since the Japanese codes had long since been broken.

By May 1945, the Japanese were suing for peace through Switzerland and Moscow – peace on any terms, just so long as the position of the Emperor was protected.

These are the terms the Japanese offered as early as 20 January 1945, and repeated through the USSR in July[1,3]:

* Complete surrender of all Japanese forces and arms, at home, on island possessions, and in occupied countries.
* Occupation of Japan and its possessions by Allied troops under American direction.
* Japanese relinquishment of all territory seized during the war, as well as Manchuria, Korea and Taiwan.

Aug 06 08:13

Book Review: David J. Dionisi, Atomic Bomb Secrets

In 1952, Major George Racey Jordan, a Lend-Lease expediter during the war, revealed that the Roosevelt-Truman administration had shipped the Soviet Union both the blueprints and materials for making the atomic bomb. This high-level treason, done on express orders from Harry Hopkins (White House front man for Zionist bankster Bernard Baruch), was detailed in Jordan’s book From Major Jordan’s Diaries.

Jul 31 09:52

MSM Blames Russia for Nuclear Power Plant Hack: You Won't Believe Their 'Proof'

Two major US news organizations citing anonymous officials have reported that Russian hackers have broken into the computer networks of over a dozen US power facilities, including nuclear plants. Political observer Ilya Kharlamov says the timing of the suspected hack attack could not have been more convenient for Washington's anti-Russia hawks.

Jul 28 07:57

Radioactive materials spreading from St. Louis landfill – report

The area was declared an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site in 1990, but the federal government is still deciding how to clean up the waste.

Jul 24 09:08

Fukushima's "Swimming Robot" Captures First Images Of 'Massive Deposits' Of Melted Nuclear Fuel

The “Little Sunfish,” the swimming robot that TEPCO is using to capture images of the containment vessel in the Unit 3 reactor of the ruined Fukushima power plant, has brought back the goods.

A trove of new images captured in the past few days show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel from inside the reactor, what Bloomberg describes as a “potential milestone” in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And it only took 6 years to get these images!

Jul 21 17:44

Fukushima breakthrough as robot spots melted fuel 'lava rocks' inside damaged reactor for first time

Cameras mounted on the robot showed extensive damage caused by the core meltdown, with fuel debris mixed with broken reactor parts, suggesting the difficult challenges ahead in the decades-long decommissioning of the destroyed plant.

Experts have said the fuel melted and much of it fell to the chamber's bottom and is now covered by radioactive water as deep as 6 meters (20 feet).

The fuel, during meltdown, also likely melted its casing and other metal structures inside the reactor, forming rocks as it cooled.

Jul 15 14:32

Japan About To Drop Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater In Pacific Ocean

We live in a post-Fukushima world and it’s about to get worse…

...Tepco’s recent decision to release radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, according to its owners who had been delaying a decision about the wastewater for quite some time.

The plan is to dump the radioactive...

Jul 15 06:49

LOCALS FURIOUS AT PLAN TO DUMP RADIOACTIVE WATER FROM FUKUSHIMA INTO PACIFIC OCEAN

In the latest sign that the area surrounding the destroyed Fukushima power plant is far from ready for the return of human inhabitants, locals and fishing groups are criticizing a plan to release water containing radioactive tritium from the ruined Fukushima power plant into the ocean, according to the Telegraph. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. But for some, the plan undoubtedly dredges up uncomfortable memories from 2013, when it was revealed that 300 tonnes of radioactive material had been leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the devastated plant every day. It was also revealed that TEPCO had known about the leaks, but had tried to cover them up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people running TEPCO at the time of this disaster should be tried by a jury of their peers, and wind up doing hard time in jail, plus provide massive compensation to the people who have become ill from exposure this radiation.

But this dumping of radioactive tritium water may well cause an ELE (an extinction level event), which may poison fishing shoals around the world forever.

Jul 14 08:40

Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material

Stream sediments in Pennsylvania downstream from two fracking wastewater treatment facilities were found to contain radioactive material and carcinogens, according to study scientists from Penn State, Colorado State and Dartmouth universities.

The study’s findings, published Thursday, came after Penn State’s Bill Burgos and his fellow scientists sought to discover what had been the effect of the strategy of treating and releasing fracking wastewater, according to the Independent.

They sampled sediments and groundwater from the Conemaugh River water, downstream from two facilities that were created to make the water used in the fracking process fit for release into the environment.

Jul 12 09:54

Abandoned by US Government, Irradiated Servicemembers Turn to Japan for Help

Operation Tomadachi

The United States quickly dispatched an entire aircraft carrier group, centered on the USS Ronald Reagan, some 25 ships, for what came to be known as Operation Tomadachi (Friend). The U.S. provided search and rescue, and medical aid. Thousands of American military personnel assisted Japanese people in desperate need.

But it did not take long before the problems started.

The Aftermath

Military personnel soon began showing signs of radiation poisoning, including symptoms rare in young men and women: rectal bleeding, thyroid problems, tumors, and gynecological bleeding. Within three years of the disaster, young sailors began coming down with leukemia, and testicular and brain cancers. Hundreds of US military personnel who responded to Fukushima reported health problems related to radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the DOD and VA did to these military personnel was reprehensible in the extreme; I have a very hard time believing that they didn't know, or, understanding the financial liability this would cost the DOD and VA, just didn't want to know, and denied the real dangers over financial claims.

The DOD and VA both have a moral, medical, and financial responsibility to take care of those Vets who have been hurt in this way, period, end of discussion!!

Jul 12 08:56

Record radiation detected at Fukushima nuclear plant — Multiple locations register highest levels ever measured — “Radioactive materials in groundwater toward the ocean”

Tokyo Electric Power Company, Results of Radioactive Analysis around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station:

Results of radioactive nuclide analysis for groundwater at the east side of Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings and seawater at the port in order to monitor the source, the extent, and the effect of the radioactive materials in the groundwater toward the ocean.

Jul 12 07:34

Fukushima Leak Biggest Threat to Humanity and Earth…Fukushima Rain Water is the Cause of Over 1-Million Deaths in USA, Canada, and UK +Videos

“Far worse than economic and social problems, the major threats to the survival of the human species are the threat of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe”.

Let’s take as first example the nuclear disaster in the reactor of Chernobyl in Ukraine 30 years ago. So far the worst accident in a nuclear power plant, but by no means the only one.

Since the accident, only 50 % of the nuclide Cesium 137 has disintegrated.

We have therefore to live many more years with this poison.

Jul 06 13:42

Did John Wayne die of cancer caused by a radioactive movie set?

I'm horrified to have to report this, John, but your girlfriend's claim is only slightly exaggerated. Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada. The whole ghastly story is told in The Hollywood Hall of Shame by Harry and Michael Medved. But let's start at the beginning.

Jul 04 11:01

1,800 tons of radioactive wastehas an ocean viewand nowhere to go

The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. The mile-long cooling pipes that extend into the Pacific will likely become undersea relics. High voltage that once energized the homes of more than a million Californians is down to zero.

But the San Onofre nuclear power plant will loom for a long time as a landmark, its 1,800 tons of lethal radioactive waste stored on the edge of the Pacific and within sight of the busy 5 Freeway.

Across the site, deep pools of water and massive concrete casks confine high-power gamma radiation and other forms of radioactivity emitted by 890,000 spent fuel rods that nobody wants there.

And like the other 79,000 tons of spent fuel spread across the nation, San Onofre’s nuclear waste has nowhere to go.

The nation’s inability to find a permanent home for the dangerous byproduct of its 50-year-adventure in nuclear energy represents one of the biggest and longest running policy failures in federal government history.

Jul 01 09:23

High risk of another nuclear waste tunnel collapse in Washington – govt

The US Department of Energy says there is a high risk that a tunnel filled with radioactive waste might collapse at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington. This after another tunnel partially caved in at the same facility last month.

The agency says it has until August 1 to develop plans to prevent the collapse of yet another tunnel at Hanford.

The facility was built in the 1950s and for decades produced plutonium for the US nuclear weapons arsenal. In 1988, production stopped and the site became a burying ground for radioactive waste.

The tunnels were used to get rid of nuclear material and equipment, such as rail cars that transported the fuel rods from nuclear reactors to the processing facility.

Jun 30 06:11

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Tepco executives on trial

Three former power company executives have gone on trial in Japan on charges linked to the Fukushima disaster.

It is the first criminal trial over the 2011 meltdown at the nuclear plant.

Jun 28 16:26

“…The Biggest Nuclear Blunder Of All Time!”

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

“This is the biggest nuclear blunder of all time!” – Ray Lutz, Founder/Citizens’ Oversight.

A corruption of human conscience has permitted 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste to be put in thin-walled steel drums and buried forever – out of sight – in faulty concrete … one hundred feet away and inches above the high tide line of … the Pacific Ocean.

After Fukushima?! ...

Jun 28 09:17

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday.

Jun 27 07:44

50,000 protesters form 90km human chain to demand closure of aging Belgian nuclear reactors

“The first demand is actually to stop Tihange 2, because there are many, many fissures in that power plant and it's not secure,” Rodrique Dumas, protester and Huy city council member for the Green Party, told RT’s Ruptly video agency.

Jun 23 09:31

USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster – court

A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the US Navy can now, in a US court, pursue their lawsuit which alleges that they were exposed to radiation while providing aid after the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.

On Thursday, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of the sailors who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while providing humanitarian aid after an earthquake destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

The ruling allows sailors, who were aboard the ship at the time, to pursue their lawsuit against the state-owned Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for misrepresented radiation levels in the surrounding air and water.

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