Dr. Helen Caldiott and Nuclear Hotseat's Libbe HaLevy at the end of a very fine Symposium

Nuclear Hotseat #193: SPECIAL – Caldicott Symposium on Possible Nuclear Extinction

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 Guess where I was…! (said the future Nuclear Pundit of The Daily Show)!

Guess where I was...!

SPECIAL REPORT: 

Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host Libbe HaLevy traveled to New York to cover the February 28/March 1 symposium put together by Dr. Helen Caldicott.  Video archive of the complete two-day event is available HERE

This Nuclear Hotseat Special Report includes interviews, excerpts from presentations, “nuclear humor” and two news scoops with:

  • Dr. Helen Caldicott
  • Theodore Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and National Security Policy, MIT
  • Steven Starr, Associate of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Former Board Member and Senior Scientist for Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power In Space
  • Bob Alvarez, Institute of Policy Studies
  • Robert Parry, Investigative Journalist
  • Susi Snyder, PAX, The Netherlands -Don’tBankOnTheBomb.com
  • Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
  • Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear
  • Diane Turco, Cape Cod Downwinders, on latest developments at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
  • Rachel Clark, Freelance interpreter, on Fukushima waste incineration – blockbuster revelation!

LINKS:

  • Do-it-yourself map to see what a bomb going off in your neighborhood will look like.  (Mega)Tons of fun for kids, parents and nuclear psychopaths!  Nukemap and Nukemap3D

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Britain’s Prince William may be a dim bulb, but after Japan’s PM Abe got him to eat Fukushima food, he may be glowing in the dark!

DAILY SHOW SHOUT-OUT:

Hey Jon!  Guess where I was… (said the future Nuclear Pundit of The Daily Show)!This is where I was...!

Nuclear Hotseat #192: Zombie Mines, Uranium Dangers at Grand Canyon w/Sierra Club’s Alicyn Gitlin

Fukushima Fourth Anniversary - 3/11/15

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Alicyn Gitlin, who coordinates the Campaign to Restore and Protect the Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion for the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, on uranium mining and “zombie mines” at the world’s greatest hole in the ground.

Grand Canyon uranium mining

 

  • Representative Ann Kirkpatrick’s office is accepting public comment on the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument through March 6 at the email molly.brown@mail.house.gov.

 

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

All Nipon Airways (ANA) combines Fukushima and the locavore movement and comes up with yet another reason to hate airline food…

PLUS:

  • Diablo Canyon court case charging NRC and PG&E collusion over earthquake risks allowed to go ahead by US Court of Appeals;
  • Pressure building on California Public Utilities Commission damned by collusion with Southern California Edison over San Onofre settlement;
  • Fukushima radiation suspected of link to Alaska infant death spike by Radiation and Public Health Project’s Mangano, Sherman;
  • Fukushima shows record spikes of radiation from tritium, strontium 90;
  • Submerged Soviet nuke waste a ticking time bomb as containers decay and corporations want to mine the seas;
  • UK nukes vulnerable to drone attacks.

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    • Eon3 video: Protesting Peevey (California Public Utilities Commission former President):


 

 

Nuclear Hotseat #191: NIRS’ Mary Olson on “Atomic Eggs,” Increased Female Vulnerability to Radiation

Eggs (not atomic, but broken)
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Mary Olson, Director of the Southeast Office for Nuclear Information and Resource Service, or NIRS, on the greater danger faced by women and girls to exposure to nuclear radiation, including trans-generational DNA damage and a phenomenon she labels “Atomic Eggs.

http://www.nirs.org/radiation/radhealth/radhealthhome.htm

NIRSMary Olson speaks on impact of radiation on girls and women at International Nuclear Weapons Conference in Vienna.

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

When is a flawed nuclear evacuation plan not a flawed nuclear evacuation plan?  When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives it a “White Finding,” basically saying this snafu has only a “low to moderate safety significance.”  Try telling that to the 46,000 people who live there and who’ll have to get outta Dodge on a four lane road!  Can the NRC spell “homicidal gridlock?”

PLUS:

  • NE Japan experiences 6.9 quake, one meter high tsunami.
  • TEPCO water woes at Fukushima Daiichi so bad, even the nuclear-promoting International Atomic Energy Agency admits, “The situation remains very complex.”

TEPCO Out Of Control

  • Chernobyl re-releases 0.5 PETABequerels of radiation from smoke released during forest fires.  That’s half of a million-billion Bequerels.  Do the math.
  • Nuks not all they’re cracked up to be:  Belgian nukes show 13,047 cracks in Doel 3 and 3,149 cracks in Tihange 2.  Feel safer now?

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Nuclear Hotseat #190: WIPP Radiation Accident Anniversary Update w/Don Hancock

WIPP safe_image

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WIPP - The nuclear waste drum from Los Alamos that popped its lid

 

The 55 gallon drum of plutonium-contaminated nuclear weapons waste from Los Alamos National Lab that “popped its lid” and released Plutonium and Americium into the environment on Valentine’s Day, 2014.

 

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Sure, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the U.S. without nuclear would be “unthinkable” — but think about your state’s Boone Dam, with its leaks, seepage and sinkholes, upstream of SEVEN NUCLEAR REACTORS!  You want to talk “unthinkable?”  I’ll SHOW you “unthinkable!”

PLUS:

  • Gundersen: Can we finally stop saying Fukushima is “the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl” — because it’s worse than Chernobyl.
  • Internal radiation readings from Fukushima pigs.
  • Concern that wildfires in Ukraine could re-release Chernobyl radiation into atmosphere, Eastern Europe, the world.
  • US nukes snowed under by blizzards.
  • Internationally speaking, United States wears a “black hat” for its stance on EU increasing nuclear safety, which it opposes.
  • …and much, much more!

LINKS:

Nuclear Hotseat #189:
 Dr. Helen Caldicott,
 Symposium Update,
 “On the Beach”

Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott

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INTERVIEW: 

Dr. Helen Caldicott shares compelling reasons why she decided to produce her upcoming Symposium on the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, and gives us a glimpse as to the importance in her life of the film, “On the Beach.”

 

Dr. Helen Caldicott's most influential film; to be screened at Symposium on the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction
Dr. Helen Caldicott’s most influential film; to be screened at Symposium on the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

British Commonwealth ambassadors chow down on Fukushima food and saki to support produce exports.  Can an epidemiological study of these men be far behind…?

...it's their job...
Mmm mmm good!  Eating Fukushima food?  It’s their job.  Now, just shut your eyes and think of England…

PLUS:

    • TEPCO‘s Fukushima water woes;
    • 50% of children tested in Ibaraki Prefecture showing A2 or B thyroid nodules and cysts;
    • Former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey‘s home raided in investigation by state’s Attorney General on his dealings in the $3.3 Billion San Onofre bailout of Southern California Edison;
    • Pilgrim NPP shut down by blizzard;
    • Fiji nuclear victims of British bomb tests 1956-58 finally given an insulting pittance as “compensation” for the illnesses they suffered as a result;
    • Oishinbo manga artist Tetsu Kariya draws new comic about nosebleeds in Fukushima, urges residents to “have the courage to flee.”

Oishinbo Manga - Fukushima Nosebleed Oishinbo Manga showing Fukushima nosebleed

LINKS:

Dan Rudka
Dan Rudka

How Karen Kramer met Dr. Helen Caldicott: A Short Film by Myla Reson

Nuclear Hotseat #188: DIABLO CANYON SHUTDOWN SPECIAL! Gundersen! Wasserman! Moglen! More!

Activists in San Luis Obispo   Banner concept and photo by Myla Reson, banner executed by Laura Lynch
Activists in San Luis Obispo for the Jan. 24-25 Strategy Conference to Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  Banner concept and photo by Myla Reson, banner executed by Laura Lynch.  Can you spot Nuclear Hotseat’s Libbe HaLevy?

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THIS WEEK: 

Full show dedicated to the January 24-25 Diablo Canyon Shutdown Strategy Conference, which took place in San Luis Obispo, California, 12 miles from the nuclear reactors.

Event speakers heard in this episode:

  • Jane Swanson and Linda Seeley from San Luis Obispo Mother’s for Peace, which hosted the event and has been fighting Diablo Canyon for more than 40 years (www.MothersForPeace.org);
  • Testimony by Daniel Hirsch, University of California, Santa Cruz lecturer on nuclear policy, before Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Committee on Environment and Public Works;
  • Jerry Brown of World Business Academy on the Joseph Mangano/Radiation and Public Health Project‘s epidemiological study on cancer rates in San Luis Obispo County (www.Radiation.org);
  • Damon Moglen of Friends of the Earth on shutdown strategies and talking points (www.FOE.org);
  • Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety on the false safety promises of dry cask storage (www.SanOnofreSafety.org);
  • Attorney Mike Aguirre on the need to find and protect whistleblowers;
  • Veteran activist Harvey Wasserman on transitioning to solar (www.Solartopia.org);
  • Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education on focusing our shutdown strategies (www.Fairewinds.org);
  • Chumash elder Fred Collins and Japanese Buddhist monk Sawada-Shonin blessing our efforts

Thanks to Mary Beth Brangan, Jim Heddle and Ecological Options Network (EON3) for audio of Dan Hirsch from the Barbara Boxer Senate hearings.  EON3 has over 600 videos on nuclear and other environmental issues available on YouTube.

NOTE:  Many speakers from the conference not heard in this program will be featured on future episodes of Nuclear Hotseat. 

Nuclear Hotseat #187: Rocky Flats and Atomic Worker Compensation – Kristen Iversen, Terrie Barrie

84-year-old nun - Nuclear Terrorist?  NOT!


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SISTER MEAGAN RICE’S MAILING ADDRESS:

Megan Rice 88101-020
MDC Brooklyn
Metropolitan Detention Center
P.O. Box 329002
Brooklyn, NY 11232

TWEET THE POPE:

@Pontifex – Free Sister Megan Rice, 84-year-old who protested nuclear weapons, in jail for 32 months.

INTERVIEWS:

  • Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, on the dangers and deadly legacy of that atomic weapons manufacturing site near Denver, CO.
  • Terrie Barrie is Rocky Flats Special Exposure Cohort co-petitioner.  She has been working to help exposed workers from that nuclear site get compensation from the US government under a little-known government program that admits that exposure to radiation is implicated in at least 22 named cancers!
    To learn more about this  program: Alliance of Nuclear Worker Advocacy Groups –  http://eecap.org/ANWAG_News.htm.

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

If  someone chooses to purchase and eat rice from Fukushima, methinketh they are the Numnutz of the Week!

PLUS:

  • Two worker deaths in a single day at Fukushima Daiichi;
  • Sea animals dying in Tokyo, Hawaii and Pacific west coast;
  • Lots more that I had no time to read on the show!

Nuclear Hotseat #186: Kimberly Roberson on Radiation Awareness and Protection

"What could have been done without nuclear?"  "Live"
“What could have been done without nuclear?” “Live”

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Kimberly Roberson and Nuclear Hotseat producer/host Libbe HaLevy discuss their new audio program, RAPT, which stands for Radiation Awareness Protection Talk.  It’s intended to introduce those who don’t know about radiation’s negative impact on health to the problem and some actions they can take to best protect their health.  To learn more about the RAPT program and to access the free Special Report, “7 Misconceptions About Radiation and Immune System Risks – and the #1 Way to Help Protect the Health of You and Your Loved Ones,” CLICK HERE.

To learn about the Purified Liquid Zeolite product NCD2, CLICK HERE

NCD2 is also available in Japan.  LINK COMING. 

PROJECT CENSORED INTERVIEW

Libbe HaLevy and Kimberly Roberson provide an update on Fukushima, media suppression of critical nuclear information, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) accident in Carlsbad, and first notice of RAPT (Radiation Awareness Protection Talk):

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NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Lettuce” now consider the lunacy of Panasonic for wanting to grow anti-kidney-disease lettuce in Fukushima, where exposure to radiation could give you… kidney cancer.

IcebergLettuce__93583This is not a medicine!

PLUS:

  • Beta radiation (cesium 134/137) spikes 57 times higher than four days earlier at Fukushima; TEPCO clueless (what else is new?).
  • Record level of “flesh-eating bacteria” cases in Japan coincides with Fukushima;
  • 5 Japanese nukes heading for decommissioning scrap heap (YAY!);
  • Cataclysmic bird die-off litters West Coast US beaches;
  • Thyroid cancer rates in US increasing;
  • Savannah River Site operators divert $3/4-million to develop mini-reactors;
  • Exelon‘s longed-for nuke bail-out from Illinois taxpayers ain’t about to happen when agencies report, “We’ll do fine without you!

Nuclear Hotseat #185: ACTIVIST SPECIAL! VT Yankee Shutdown Celebration, Lawrence Livermore Vigil, Tweet the Pope!

Jon Stewart hasn't said this on-air yet... but maybe he will in 2015!

Jon Stewart hasn’t said this on-air yet… but maybe he will in 2015!

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VERMONT YANKEE ORAL HISTORY MONTAGE

Join activists from throughout New England as they celebrate the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Hear from Leslie Sullivan Sachs, Paul Gunter and Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, plus locals who’ve been in the battle for more than 40 years – this is what a victory for our side sounds like!

SUCCESSFUL LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB VIGIL

We learn about an action that took place just this morning (January 6, 2015) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories near San Francisco from Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley Cares, who organized the action.  Contains one of the biggest laughs I’ve had at the expense of nuclear numnutz in a long time!

TWEET THE POPE! 

Boston’s Dr. Sheila Parks explains why and how you need to Tweet the Pope regarding his upcoming encyclical on climate change.  His Twitter handle is:  @pontifex

SAMPLE TWEETS:

@pontifex Nuclear power is not clean, green or sustainable. Don’t support nuke energy in your encyclical! #nonukespope #nuclearhotseat

@pontifex every nuclear reactor produces weapons grade plutonium. Don’t support nuke energy in your encyclical! #nonukespope #nuclearhotseat

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK

Oh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, do you really think that cancer is a matter of “bad luck,” of “losing the lottery?”  No no no no nooooooooooooo!  (And Joseph Mangano of Radiation and Public Health Project backs me up on that!)

PLUS:

  • Four more Fukushima children suspected of having thyroid cancer
  • Ukraine’s Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in second emergency shutdown in a month; it’s either no big deal or potentially another Chernobyl, depending upon the source you choose.  To be continued…
  • 301 South Korean villagers with thyroid cancer who live near the Gori reactors in Busan file class action suit against Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp.
  • Japanese government declares small radiation hot spots in Fukushima “safe” – LOL!
  • Japanese government declares all rice grown in Fukushima pass radiation “safety” checks – 100 Bq/k – LOL!

Nuclear Hotseat #184: Fukushima Radiation Lies Exposed w/IPPNW’s Dr. Alex Rosen, RPHP’s Joseph Mangano

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INTERVIEWS:

  • Dr. Alex Rosen of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, who takes on and eviscerates the United Nations’ UNSCEAR report that criminally underplays the radiation dangers from Fukushima; International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; www.ippnw.org
  • Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, executive director of Radiation and Public Health Project, who explains why TEPCO’s interpretation of radiation data is intentionally wrong as the company tries to undermine legitimate claims of damages to the health of the USS Ronald Reagan sailors, who were hit with catastrophic radiation while on an humanitarian aid mission in the immediate aftermath of Fukushima.  www.Radiation.org.

LINKS TO IPPNW’S CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF UNSCEAR REPORT:

IPPNW – English:  Link to downloadable PDF: http://www.fukushima-disaster.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/english/Akzente_Unscear2014.pdf

IPPNW – Germany: www.ippnw.de
IPPNW Germany’s Fukushima Website
w/link to downloadable PDF: www.fukushima-disaster.de

Japanese version of Critical Analysis of UNSCEAR report – WHO (世界保健機関)の「2011年東日本大地震津波後の原発事故がもたらす被曝線量の仮算定」フクシマ大災害リポート:アレックスローゼン博士による分析の 日本語版はこちらをクリックして下さい。: http://fukushimavoice2.blogspot.com/2014/06/psrippnw-unscear.html

TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEW W/DR. ALEX ROSEN

English version – Interview Transcript:  Dr. Alex Rosen – Interview Transcript – English

German version: IPPNW report on UNSCEAR/Fukushima – German 

 

Nuclear Hotseat #183: The Truth about Chernobyl: World Health Organization Coverup w/Alison Katz

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FULL-LENGTH INTERVIEW: 

Alison Katz is a sociologist and psychologist who worked inside the World Health Organization (WHO) for 18 years.  Now a leader within Independent WHO, an organization dedicated to revealing the lies and coverups perpetrated by WHO, Alison dissects the history, politics and manipulations of the United Nations agency we’re supposed to be able to trust to safeguard the world’s health – especially in nuclear matters.  Special focus on Chernobyl and how the WHO worked to diminish our awareness of this nuclear disaster’s true impact on the world’s health.  This is a Nuclear Hotseat exclusive and an Encore Presentation.  (Originally broadcast on September 17, 2013.)

Independent WHO vigil in front of World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland - 10 hours a day, 5 days a week for 8 years.
Independent WHO vigil in front of World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland – 10 hours a day, 5 days a week for 8 years.

 

Nuclear Hotseat #182: Prof. Haider on Russian Nukes in Bangladesh + Dr. Caldicott’s Symposium

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INTERVIEWS:

Prof. Quamrul Haider of Fordham University, a nuclear physicist, authored the op-ed explaining nuclear reactor dangers and calling nukes “The Sixth Horseman of the Apocalypse.”  He blasts nuclear reactors built by Russia as unsafe, reveals why Bangladesh has ordered a technology it doesn’t need, and  explains why he left behind his (non-classified) work at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Laboratories to move to academia.

Then Dr. Helen Caldicott talks about her upcoming Symposium on The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, taking place February 28 and March 1 in New York City.  An encore presentation excerpted from Nuclear Hotseat #172.  For more on the Symposium and to register, click here.

Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott

 

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Hey, you got a better way to nuke invasive weeds on the plutonium-laced site of a former nuclear weapons manufacturing site than nuking ‘em out with a prescribed burn?   (Guess they haven’t heard about goats!)

PLUS:

  • Japan plans release of radioactive water held at Fukushima into the Pacific ocean.
  • Fukushima wants to host 2020 Olympic events <!>.
  • Britain’s nukes reporting average 20 shutdowns per year.
  • Radioactive beagles at University of California, Davis.
Radioactively tortured beagles at UC Davis (not these two)
Radioactively tortured beagles at UC Davis (not these two)

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Nuclear Hotseat #181: Entergy Loses Power! Kamps on Palisades Intervenors, Sachs on Vt Yankee Closure

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INTERVIEWS:

Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Watchdog for Beyond Nuclear, goes into the longstanding issues against Palisades Nuclear Generating Station, a “lemon” of a nuke reactor on the shores of Lake Michigan only 70 miles from Chicago.  Highlighted is a coalition of environmental groups that has intervened against Palisades’ operator Entergy Nuclear’s attempt to get the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to roll back safety requirements.  At stake – the safety of the drinking water of 40-million people.

Leslie Sullivan Sachs of Vermont’s Safe and Green Campaign fills us in on the history and dangers of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant — the exact same GE Mark I reactor design as the destroyed nukes of Fukushima Daiichi.  We also get to share the excitement the long-desired and recently announced shutdown of Vermont Yankee by the end of 2014!  22 days and counting! Yes!!!

Leslie Sullivan Sachs
Leslie Sullivan Sachs – two years premature, but a great visioning that is about to come true!

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan allowed WHAT senile representative of the British Raj to lecture them on how radiation is good for you?!?!?

JON STEWART SHOUT-OUT:

Samantha Bee did a GREAT job on the nuke/frack connection only ONE DAY after it was highlighted on last week’s Nuclear Hotseat.  This marks  the most nuclear information to make it on The Daily Show yet!

Samantha Bee nukes it outta the park on The Daily Show!
Samantha Bee nukes it outta the park on The Daily Show!

PLUS:

  • New Mexico fines the Environmental Protection Agency $54 million over WIPP accidents.
  • Six workers at Wyoming uranium mine receive internal radionuclide contamination dose while cleaning up accident spill… in November, 2013.
  • Feds say cleaning up Hanford site will cost too much – and besides, it will “cast into doubt other nuclear projects” they fund.
  • Strontium 90 spike at Fukushima up to 990,000 Bq/liter99,000 times higher than “permissable limits.”
  • German broadcaster SWR finds plutonium-laced nuke waste pumped into the ocean through miles of underwater pipes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMoaK_2DlLQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=1497

LINK:

  • 50 non-governmental organizations in Japan released a declaration to protest the “Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage,” which protects the nuclear power industry and technology while ignoring the lessons of the ongoing Fukushima accident:  www.foejapan.org/en/energy/doc/141206.html

 

Nuclear Hotseat #180: Dr. Chris Busby on Internal/External Radiation Doses, USS Reagan, Activist Strategies

 

Jon hasn't said it yet... but he might!  (Thanks to Rainbow Warriors for their help in visualizing.)
Jon hasn’t said it yet… but he might! (Thanks to Rainbow Warriors for their help in visualizing.)

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Dr. Chris Busby has been a brilliant, reliable resource on nuclear radiation dangers since long before Fukushima began. He’s a scientist, activist and has a long history of going up against the nuclear goliaths and daviding them down to size.  Dr. Busby is the scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk and for a long time was the spokesman on science and technology for the Green Party of England and Wales.

Dr. Chris Busby, chained to the fence of the he organised a direct action against Trawsfynydd nuclear power station in England (1992).
Dr. Chris Busby, chained to the fence of the Trawsfynydd nuclear power station in England (1992) in a direct action he helped to organize for the Green Party.


NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Nukes and Fracking are proving to be Tweedledum and Tweedledumber as they dance the Fuel Cycle Tango!

NEWS:

  • Vermont Yankee shutting down by end of 2014!
Two veterans of Shut It Down at the end of a demo that ultimately helped speed the reactor's shutdown by the end of 2014.
Two veterans of Shut It Down at the end of a demo that ultimately helped speed the reactor’s shutdown by the end of 2014.
  • Exelon considers closing three nuke facilities in Illinois.
  • Citizen monitoring group at Oyster Creek in New Jersey uncovers two major radiation spikes; Nuclear Regulatory Commission unmoved to action.
  • Anencephaly (fatal neural tube birth defect) rates hit 2,860% of US national rate in Washington state  counties that contain and are adjacent to the Hanford site; health “experts” claim they don’t know what’s causing it.  Duh!
  • In Tokyo, British researcher Keith Baverstock blasts United Nation’s Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report that pooh-poohs Fukushima radiation as having any potential impact on Japanese cancer rates… which no one will ever know with any certainty because radiation is not allowed to be discussed in any doctor’s office in Japan!

PLUS:

San Onofre Safety’s Donna Gilmore’s presentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the impact of high burn-up fuel on long term dry cask storage:

 

 

Nuclear Hotseat #179: BREAKING: 2nd USS Reagan Death + US Nuke Accident Updates – WIPP, Metropolis

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BREAKING:

Second death in the USS Reagan/Operation Tomadachi case.  Exclusive interview w/Charles Bonner, attorney for the sailors in the $1 Billion lawsuit against TEPCO, General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi.

INTERVIEWS:

  • Don Hancock, Executive Director of Southwest Research and Information Center, again updates us on the most recent radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP site, in Carlsbad, NM.

    Not certain if this is sardonic or ironic.  Maybe both?
    Not certain if this is sardonic or ironic. Maybe both?
    • Gail Snyder, Board President of Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, provides the most recent information and analysis of the uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell’s Metropolis, IL facility. (See video below.)

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

US House of Representatives by voice vote led by Georgia’s Rep. Paul Broun passes bill to authorize Dept. of Energy (DOE) to do research on “WHETHER” low-dose ionizing radiation poses a risk.  How is this even a question?!?!?  Even worse, it appears to be a set-up to gut BEIR VII (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation), the proof of the risk, as creating an “unnecessary economic burdens” that are “detrimental to the health of Americans.”  Through the looking glass, Alice!

 

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