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FUKUSHIMA & OTHER NUKE DISASTERS

May 04 09:57

“Caldrons of hell” created at Fukushima, says energy company official

“Caldrons of hell” created at Fukushima, says energy company official; Disaster is recurring each day at plant — Japan Nuclear Expert: We have a crisis “of a severity that can’t be imagined anywhere else”; People have been abandoned and “thrown away”

May 04 07:13

TEPCO Admits Fukushima Is Leaking Again - Over 600x 'Safe' Radiation Levels

Having killed a robot by underestimating the level of radiation present in the Fukushima power plant, and after delaying its previous admission of a leak, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has quickly admitted that the nuclear plant has sprung another leak. As EFE reports, a small quantity of radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank with 70 microsieverts per hour of beta-ray-emitting radioactivity detected on the surface where the water had leaked, far exceeding the recommended maximum exposure of 0.11 microsieverts per hour.

May 02 07:50

Chernobyl fire: Kiev claims no radiation threat, experts ring alarm bells

But not everyone’s doubts have been dispelled. Greenpeace and a host of experts in the field are ringing alarm bells: “The amount of radioactivity potentially released from wildfires could be the equivalent of a major nuclear accident,” it told Govorit Moskva radio shortly after the situation became started. The potential danger in this fire comes from the radioactive contaminants the burning plants have absorbed, ecologist Christopher Busby told RT.

“Some of the materials that were contaminating that area would have been incorporated into the woods. In other words, they land on the ground in 1986 and they get absorbed into the trees and all the biosphere. And when it burns, they just become re-suspended. It's like Chernobyl all over again." Busby is the scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks.

May 01 08:38

Firefighters battle forest blaze in radioactive Chernobyl zone

Ukrainian firefighters reportedly managed to contain a massive forest fire close to the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Wednesday. Massive fires engulfed the woods around the facility on Tuesday. The zone is heavily contaminated by radiation after the world’s worst man-made nuclear disaster in 1986.

May 01 07:12

Chernobyl’s Radioactive Forest Fire. [April 29, 2015] – Location on map, Wind & Radiation Monitoring links

RT: How dangerous is the situation in your opinion? Do you agree with ecologists who say the smoke will spread the radiation John Large: […] It is not the reactor, it is not the location of the reactor that is the problem – it is the dispersal plumes from the original accident – that is the problem. If there are radioactive materials on the ground now and then it’s engulfed by forest fire maybe 40-50 km away from the reactor. But that deposited radioactivity is re-suspended into gas, blown high into the atmosphere by the heat of the flames, and then of course it settles somewhere else.

May 01 07:10

HAZMAT in Ukraine on Thursday, 30 April, 2015 at 08:36 (08:36 AM) UTC.

Radioactive ashes and dust caused by the forest fire in exclusion zone of Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to fall today in Kiev - during the previous days of the fire the radioactive precipitation fell in Belarus. Today, the wind will change and precipitation will fall on Kiev, whose residents will feel cinder of the fire already by dinner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, contrary to Kiev's announcement yesterday, the forest fire did trigger a release of radiation from the Chernobyl area.

Apr 30 10:36

Chernobyl wildfire nearly extinguished: Ukraine

Firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Ukraine's Chernobyl plant, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986 and hope to put it out fully within two days, the emergency services said on Thursday.

Apr 29 15:16

Physicists say Chernobyl wildfire causes no radiation hazard, environmentalists disagree

Russian experts have disagreed about the possible radiation hazard for the residents of areas close to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exclusion zone as a result of wildfires there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is if the storage for spent fuel rods catches fire.

Apr 29 10:49

St. Louis burning: America’s atomic legacy haunts city

Lupus causes a patient’s immune system to turn on its own body, attacking healthy joint and organ tissues. It is most common in middle-aged women such as Nickel, but has recently been linked to exposure to uranium.

That’s what Nickel thinks caused her lupus. She’s since found out that at least three other people from her childhood neighborhood also have the disease. They all grew up in a neighborhood bordered by a suburban St. Louis creek that was contaminated with nuclear weapons waste for decades before any cleanup operations started.

There may still be radioactive waste in the creek, which regularly floods parks, businesses, and neighborhoods — most of which have never been tested for radioactivity and remain open to the public with no notification of the potential risks.

Apr 29 08:38

Worst fire since 1992 getting close to Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine

According to him, about 400 hectares of forest are engulfed in flames. "At 18.30 the situation with forest fires around Chernobyl has deteriorated. The flame is again engulfing the forest at the approaches to Chernobyl NPP. Upper level fire and sharp gusts of wind created a serious threat of fire spreading 20 km away from the Chernobyl NPP", - reported Avakov.

Because of the fire in Chernobyl the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk immediately arrived at the area and convened the Commission on Emergency Situations. The national guard and Interior Ministry units have been called up.

"Yatsenyuk and officers of the Emergency Situations Service are working on site, in the vicinity of the line of fire," - writes the Minister of the Interior.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem are those plutonium burial pits. where Chernobyl disposed of the spent reactor fuel rods. They are highly radioactive and highly flammable. If they catch fire, the resulting spread of radiation will dwarf the original Chernobyl disaster!

Apr 29 08:36

This will make the world sorry it put a CIA death squad in charge of chernobyl

The fire encompasses the plutonium burial areas. According to State Emergency Service (GSChS) the fire blazes already near the village. It is 13 km from the station. People are close to panic. The Deputy Director on scientific work of the Museum of Chernobyl, Anna Royal, said:

The fire had already moved in close to Chernobyl, the radioactive waste burial site. There is one of the most polluted places. Nearby the burial of radioactive waste. Plutonium is one of the most dangerous elements that infects the haematopoietic system of a person. As long as nobody touches it, this element is not dangerous. But if in the street the wind and the fire, plutonium particles can rise a meter and be transported over long distances.

Meanwhile, as reported by the interior Minister Arsen Avakov, to extinguish the fire involved the national guard. In Kiev, there are rumors that some deputies of the Verkhovna Rada and members of the government have taken out of town for their families.

Apr 29 00:19

Ukraine: Massive Forest Fire Threatens Abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

Emergency crews in Ukraine are trying to stop a massive forest fire from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatesenyuk has flown over the area in the north of the country.

There was a warning that high winds were blowing the flames towards Chernobyl where, 29 years ago this week, a reactor fire led to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

A 30 kilometre exclusion zone remains in place around the plant, which is still contaminated by radioactive particles.

Apr 28 09:51

Forest fires heading for Chernobyl nuclear plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

The Ukrainian National Guard has been put on high alert due to worsening forest fires around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Earlier the country's emergency ministry said there was no danger posed to the sealed-off power plant from the three forest fire flashpoints in the region.

Apr 28 07:22

Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands.

The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military history and raises old questions about the safety of the Farallon Islands Radioactive Waste Dump -- a vast region overlapping what is now a marine sanctuary where the federal government dumped nearly 48,000 barrels of low-level radioactive waste between 1946 and 1970.

Apr 24 11:04

Collapses The Scene Of A School In Indiana And Several Injured

Sixteen harmed in stage breakdown at Westfield High School hall

Almost the greater part of the 16 understudies harmed in a stage breakdown Thursday night at Westfield High Schoolare back home recovering.

http://whatisusa.info/collapses-the-scene-of-a-school-in-indiana-and-s...

Apr 23 20:58

A US Citizen And An Italian Were Killed In A US Drone Strike

The White House says that two prisoners, an American and an Italian, passed on in Pakistan recently as the aftereffect of a United States-dispatched automaton strike that additionally executed two US subjects included with Al-Qaeda.

"It is with huge distress that we as of late inferred that a US government counterterrorism operation in January killed two pure prisoners held by Al-Qaeda since 2011," peruses an announcement discharged by the White House press office on Thursday morning.

http://whatisusa.info/a-us-citizen-and-an-italian-were-killed-in-a-us-...

Apr 23 10:14

Volcano Erupts Again In Chile, The Red Danger Level Is Saved

Southern Chile’s Calbuco spring of gushing lava suddenly emitted without precedent for over 40 years on April 22, and after that blew again right off the bat April 23. Powers emptied occupants in a 20 km (12 mile) sweep, as a rising crest of slag undermined to wreak a way of pulverization through close-by homes and backwoods.

http://whatisusa.info/volcano-erupts-again-in-chile-the-red-danger-lev...

Apr 23 09:40

Pacific Ocean life devastated by Fukushima radiation: Fisheries populations have crashed 91 percent

With environmentalists and activists still reeling and trying to remedy the chemical annihilation of pollinator populations, they now have a new crisis to manage and investigate to prevent another important ecosystem from crashing -- the West Coast fisheries.

Apr 23 08:23

Drone likely landed on prime minister’s office this week; cesium may be from Fukushima No. 1

A drone carrying a small amount of radioactive cesium that was found on the roof of the prime minister’s office may have landed there in the last few days, investigative sources said Thursday, as authorities moved to beef up security and weighed regulating drone flights.

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the helipad on the roof on March 22 to fly to Kanagawa Prefecture for a graduation ceremony at the National Defense Academy, the four-propeller drone was not there and no staff members had visited the roof since then, the sources said.

Apr 22 11:11

Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries: “Populations Have Crashed 91 Percent”

Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

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Apr 22 10:37

More Illegally Dumped Radioactive Waste Found on Somalia’s Coast

Yesterday the BBC reported that radiation levels at the crippled Fukushima reactor site are ten million times normal levels. As the oceans near the damaged nuclear plant are becoming contaminated with increasing amounts of nuclear radiation, concerns are growing about how much radioactive poison the planet’s seas can withstand.

However, although it is not receiving anywhere near as much attention as the unfolding disaster in Japan, the massive amounts of illegally dumped radioactive nuclear waste that are still being thrown into Somalia’s oceans potentially could prove to be an even more deadly catastrophe.

Apr 21 10:59

Australia Silently Stopped Testing of Food Imports

Australia has ceased all testing of food imports from Japan, other Asian countries food also contaminated, ongoing leakages from Fukushima nuclear plant

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"You don't want to see those numbers. Really. We've seen them. And we don't want to see them any more. So, be happy and eat hearty! Buy more. Spend."

Apr 21 10:51

Tepco to abandon the second robot in Reactor 1 again / Camera went out of order due to high level of radiation

On 4/20/2015, Tepco announced they are going to leave the second robot in Reactor 1 as well.

From 4/18 to 4/19/2015, the second robot investigated the first robot that stopped moving inside PCV (Primary Containment Vessel), and they concluded it had one of the wheels stuck between the gratings though they did not release sufficient visual reports.

They need to transform the second robot to let it out of PCV, but one of the cameras was found out of order to control the transformation.

The cause is assumed to be the excessive level of radiation.

As a result, Tepco has decided to abandon the second robot and two of the robots did not bring more than the data they were supposed to send from PCV.

Apr 21 10:04

Pumps at Fukushima plant halted, toxic water leaking into ocean - TEPCO

All the eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power station have been shut down due to a power outage, leading to a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported a power outage on Tuesday, according to Kyodo news agency. It follows the line of the toxic leaks that were reported in February, when at one point around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one the plant’s tanks.

Apr 21 08:09

Worst may not be over from Fukushima — “Effects of radiation have become much more severe”

Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima… as several recent papers from University of South Carolina biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show, the avian situation there is just getting worse…

Apr 20 12:06

Media: Fees From The Marathon In Boston Will Be A Third More Than Before The Attack

Despite occurred two years ago, a tragedy on the track and the tightening of conditions for participation, number of people wishing to enter the distance and a growing audience. Estimated mass media, athletes and spectators will bring to the local budget to 182 million dollars.

http://whatisusa.info/media-fees-from-the-marathon-in-boston-will-be-a...

Apr 18 07:36

Dead Dolphins In Fukushima Stranding Found With White Radiated Lungs

Their lungs were white, which, according to scientists is an indication of loss of blood flow to the organs which is an indication of radiation poisoning. - See more at: http://yournewswire.com/dead-dolphins-in-fukushima-stranding-found-wit...

Apr 17 12:40

Fukushima Fallout? Emergency Closure of Fishery Along Entire West Coast: Alarming Die-Offs, Mass Reproductive Failures, Strange Diseases

[Regulators] approved an emergency closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California… Earlier this week, the council shut down the next sardine season… [R]evised estimates of sardine populations… found the fish were declining in numbers faster than earlier believed… [Stocks are] much lower than estimated last year… The reasons are not well-understood.

Apr 16 12:50

Japan: Drone captures TONNES of nuclear waste being stored at Fukushima

Millions of tonnes of radioactive soil and debris, filmed by drone footage, can be seen packed in black bags in a temporary storage site at Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Thursday.

Apr 10 10:39

Lightning Punch A Hole In The Plane Flying In The US

In the plane of the Icelandic airline Icelandair, travelling on a flight from Reykjavik-Denver (Colorado, United States) is struck by lightning. According to the Denver Post, as a result, the nose of the Boeing-757 “was formed hole.

http://whatisusa.info/lightning-punch-a-hole-in-the-plane-flying-in-th...

Apr 10 08:08

Media Pushing the Idea That Fukushima Radiation Is Just Fine So Go Swim in It for Six Hours a Day

The mainstream media and their experts are finally openly admitting that radiation from the crippled nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the initial meltdown of which was equivalent to 168 of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima during World War II, has reached North American shoes, but don't worry...

Apr 09 15:12

Mystery 'Blob' Discovered by UW Scientists

SEATTLE — Ever since tropical fish started appearing in waters near Seattle, and emaciated seals began washing up on California beaches, the word “odd” has being thrown around the halls of the University of Washington-based Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean with increasing regularity.

Now, scientists suspect a large, warm mass of water in the Pacific Ocean called the “warm blob” is to blame.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: The only way a warm blob would hold together is if it the plume from an undersea volcano. But you will get the blame for it anyway.

Apr 08 08:52

Japan considers evaporation, storage of tritium-laced Fukushima water

Nice. Removes the evaporation part of the evaporation/condensation process spreading Fukushima radiation around the world.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Tritium is a highly profitable commercial product, used in watch dials, emergency lights, gunsights, and so forth. Tritium sells for about $12,000 a gram! Japan ought to commercialize their considerable holdings by setting up a refining process, and use the revenue from the sale of Tritium to finance further cleanup!

Apr 07 11:30

Thorium Remix - Is Thorium a Safe and Extraordinarily Alternative to Traditional Nuclear Power?

Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium’s capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today’s energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists.

Apr 07 09:38

Fukushima radiation has reached North American shores

Seaborne radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached North America.

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution detected small amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 in a sample of seawater taken in February from a dock on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 07 07:34

Fukushima disaster caused at least 1,232 fatalities last year

According to the most recent report, deaths in Japan attributable to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have continued to increase. Last year, the number of deaths increased by 18 percent over the year before.

Apr 06 10:50

Due To Storms And Floods In Kentucky Killed 2 Women

Two residents of Kentucky were the victims of floods and torrential rains and thunderstorms that swept in the county Bluegrass. About 160 people were evacuated from the disaster zone in Louisville.

http://whatisusa.info/due-to-storms-and-floods-in-kentucky-killed-2-wo...

Apr 06 08:36

TEPCO - No Technology Exists To Stop Fukushima Death

Anyone with a brain could have told you back in 2011 at the time of the Fukushima nuclear triple melt down that Tokyo Electric (Tepco) was lying about the true condition of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 (“Dai-ichi”). Four years later, Tepco officials have finally admitted that it may not be technologically possible to decommission the plant.

Apr 06 07:15

Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities

Nuclear waste dumps can be imposed on local communities without their support under a new law rushed through in the final hours of parliament.

Under the latest rules, the long search for a place to store Britain’s stockpile of 50 years’ worth of the most radioactive waste from power stations, weapons and medical use can be ended by bypassing local planning.

Apr 04 17:17

Tepco: Technology To Decommission Fukushima Needs To Be Invented

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

Anyone with a brain could have told you back in 2011 at the time of the Fukushima nuclear triple meltdown that Tokyo Electric (Tepco) was lying about the true condition of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 (“Dai-ichi”). Four years later, Tepco officials have finally admitted that it may not be technologically possible to decommission the plant.

In the case of Tepco (Tipkill), the facts are overwhelming that not only was Fukushima an “accident waiting to happen” but rather “a foregone conclusion.” The location of the plant on soft fill soil at a low altitude near the ocean in a tsunami zone was the first big mistake of the planners, who must have graduated from the Homer Simpson school of donutology. Cost-cutting, corruption and incompetence is part of the well-documented history, which ultimately led to the triple meltdowns...

Apr 03 09:51

TEPCO under fire after hiding massive radioactive waste leak at Fukushima for a full year

A major bombshell has dropped concerning the failed cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan

Apr 03 08:08

Fire at General Electric plant in Louisville

Fire at General Electric plant in Kentucky.

At least one of the buildings of the complex of General Electric in the industrial park Appliance in Louisville, Kentucky, was completely destroyed by a registered fire this Friday morning.

http://whatisusa.info/fire-at-general-electric-plant-in-louisville/

Apr 03 07:06

TEPCO under fire after hiding massive radioactive waste leak at Fukushima for a full year

A major bombshell has dropped concerning the failed cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The shuttered plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has apparently been hiding for an entire year the fact that radioactive waste has been quietly pouring into the ocean from an onsite drainage ditch.

Sputnik News reports that TEPCO, which is also managing remediation efforts at the site (with guidance from the Japanese government), concealed from the public the fact that highly contaminated radioactive water has been flowing from the drainage ditch directly into the ocean. Local fishermen and others have since expressed outrage over the news.

Apr 02 08:34

Governor Brown Ordered Mandatory Restrictions On Water Consumption In California

Jerry Brown, Governor of California.

“It’s a different world! We have to act differently,” said Jerry Brown, Governor of California, to announce the first of water mandatory restrictions for the State, in the middle of a harsh drought on Wednesday.

http://whatisusa.info/governor-brown-ordered-mandatory-restrictions-on...

Mar 31 06:12

Lavrov: Chances to reach Iran nuclear deal ‘pretty good’

The chances of a breakthrough in the talks are high, but success is not guaranteed

Mar 30 10:06

FUKUSHIMA NEW DATA/CANNOT BE STOPPED!

200-year wait faced at Fukushima — Plant Chief: “No idea” how to
decommission reactors… “the technology does not exist”; “No viable
method” to deal with melted fuel; “So many uncertainties… we don’t have
accurate information” — Engineers declared problems ‘insurmountable’

Mar 30 09:19

Plane Crashes In Pennsylvania, Two Deaths

A small plane smashed close to an airplane terminal in southeastern Pennsylvania, killing the two team members of airplane, authorities said.

http://whatisusa.info/plane-crashes-in-pennsylvania-two-deaths/

Mar 29 09:28

Baldwin Beach Maui Littered with Mysterious Debris

Baldwin Beach goers found an unhappy surprise this morning, Thursday, March 26.

“Our usually pristine shoreline was littered with what looked like Japanese tsunami garbage,” said Lauren Hogan, Realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Realty, after her early morning walk.

Among the debris was a Japanese market shopping basket, a plastic car bumper, many bits and pieces of colored plastic, and piles of knotted and twisted colored rope.

“Good Samaritans cleaned the beach for hours before I got there,” Hogan said. “They put the garbage into plastic bags and hauled larger items away in an effort to make their beach clean once again. Much thanks to all of them!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope they had a radiation meter with them!

Mar 28 07:37

Cunningham US Actions In Yemen: The Policy Lead By The Laws Of The Jungle

The United States supports the international coalition, which includes Sudan, the US State Department announced the state – sponsor of terrorism, indicating that the duality of Washington’s policy, says the American journalist Finnian Cunningham.

http://whatisusa.info/cunningham-us-actions-in-yemen-the-policy-lead-b...

Mar 28 04:28

Cunningham US Actions In Yemen: The Policy Lead By The Laws Of The Jungle

The United States supports the international coalition, which includes Sudan, the US State Department announced the state – sponsor of terrorism, indicating that the duality of Washington’s policy, says the American journalist Finnian Cunningham.

http://whatisusa.info/cunningham-us-actions-in-yemen-the-policy-lead-b...

Mar 27 09:22

American Journalist: The CIA Is Afraid To Reveal New Details About The Crash MH17

According to the famous American journalist Robert Parry, central military command has information about the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysian in the Donets Basin, but is not going to disclose, as they contradict the official version of the US that the airliner was shot down by the militias.

http://whatisusa.info/american-journalist-the-cia-is-afraid-to-reveal-...

Mar 27 08:25

American Journalist: The CIA Is Afraid To Reveal New Details About The Crash MH17

According to the famous American journalist Robert Parry, central military command has information about the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysian in the Donets Basin, but is not going to disclose, as they contradict the official version of the US that the airliner was shot down by the militias.

http://whatisusa.info/american-journalist-the-cia-is-afraid-to-reveal-...

Mar 27 07:43

Expert: Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70,000 times more than atomic bomb fallout in Japan

Plutonium isotopes 239Pu, 240Pu and 242Pu are anthropogenic radionuclides emitted into the environment by nuclear activities. Pu is accumulated in the human body and hence, poses a considerable hazard to human health. Due to the long half-lives, these isotopes are present in the biosphere on large time scales and a build-up can be expected.

Mar 26 08:44

American Experts Believe That The US Is Losing The Information War

US is losing the information war Russia and radical Islamists. These findings are contained in a report on the activities of the Board of Governors on broadcasting in charge of such media as “Radio Liberty” and “Voice of America”. Members of the Board rejects accusations of poor management and assure that the problem of a lack of funding, which is more than ten times lower than the funds allocated to the promotion of Moscow.

http://whatisusa.info/american-experts-believe-that-the-us-is-losing-t...

Mar 25 07:18

Taiwan Seizes Japanese Food From Radiation Affected Areas

Japanese food from areas contaminated by radiation near the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was found in Taiwan and ordered taken off the shelves.

Mar 24 07:14

The $6.8 Billion Great Wall Of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes On Epic Proportion

To reduce the 300 tons of newly created radioactive water each day, TEPCO must cut off the flow of groundwater into the nuclear complex. To do that, it plans on building an ice wall that will surround the four reactors. TEPCO plans on building an intricate array of coolant pipes underneath the reactors, freezing the soil into a hardened ice wall that will block the flow of water. The ice wall will stretch one and a half kilometers around the reactors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought the ice wall idea had been abandoned as unworkable, since there is no way to guarantee a solid impermeable barrier will form deep underground.

Mar 23 09:35

An Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Occurred In The North Of Chile

Tremors were recorded in 01.51 local time on 33 km south-east of Putre. The earthquake lies at a depth of 128.1 kilometers. An earthquake measuring 6.1 occurred in the north of Chile, said on Monday the US Geological Survey.

http://whatisusa.info/an-earthquake-measuring-6-1-occurred-in-the-nort...

Mar 20 08:23

Nearly all fuel in Fukushima reactor has melted, says TEPCO

New tests show almost all of the fuel inside one of the Fukushima plant's reactors has melted, its operator said Thursday, the latest step in the clean up after Japan's worst ever nuclear crisis.

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Correction: The WORLD'S worst ever nuclear crisis!

Mar 19 00:48

Two Latin American Among Victims Of Deadly Attack Tunisia

The terrorist massacre in a museum in Tunisia left 21 dead and dozens injured tourists.

On Wednesday, the capital of Tunisia was the scene of a deadly terrorist attack that killed 21 people. Among the victims are two Colombians. Eight Mexicans and four Argentines, who were also present at the time of the shooting, managed to escape unharmed.

http://whatisusa.info/two-latin-american-among-victims-of-deadly-attac...

Mar 15 08:31

Accident Leaves At Least 49 Dead In Brazil

The vehicle fell into a cliff with a height of 400 meters in a wooded area in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

At least 49 people died in a bus accident that plunged down a ravine while taking a sharp curve on Saturday on a highway in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the south of the country, local media reported.

http://whatisusa.info/accident-leaves-at-least-49-dead-in-brazil/

Mar 10 17:51

A clean energy future is possible: A message for the 4th anniversary of Fukushima

'The Fukushima disaster shows us exactly why we cannot and should not try to rely on nuclear energy to solve the climate crisis.'

Mar 10 14:34

Deaths tied to Fukushima nuclear disaster up 18%

A fresh report in Japan shows the number of deaths by radiation from the country’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011 increased by 18 percent last year.

Mar 10 06:25

US Navy sailors disappear as government, doctors bury truth about Fukushima radiation

U.S. Navy sailors exposed to radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been falling ill, even as the Defense Department insists that they were not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Many of the sailors have now joined in a class action lawsuit against Fukushima operators and builders Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), Toshiba, Hitachi, Ebasco and General Electric.

Even if they wanted to -- which many do not -- the sailors would be unable to sue the Navy. According to a Supreme Court ruling from the 1950s known as the Feres Doctrine, soldiers cannot sue the government for injuries resulting directly from their military service

Mar 09 11:46

Radioactive Iodine from Fukushima Found in California Kelp

Kelp off Southern California was contaminated with short-lived radioisotopes a month after Japan’s Fukushima accident, a sign that the spilled radiation reached the state’s urban coastline, according to a new scientific study.

Scientists from California State University, Long Beach tested giant kelp collected in the ocean off Orange County and other locations after the March, 2011 accident, and detected radioactive iodine, which was released from the damaged nuclear reactor.

The largest concentration was about 250-fold higher than levels found in kelp before the accident.

Mar 06 07:34

Plane Confuses NY Laguardia Airport Amid A Storm

The incident occurred around 11 am and according to authorities appears to be seriously injured.

A Delta Airlines plane overshot the runway on Thursday at LaGuardia Airport in New York, presumably because of a snowstorm that affects much of the northeastern United States.

“Alarm, LaGuardia Airport, clueless aircraft fuel leak,” said Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on his Twitter account without elaborating.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/plane-confuses-ny-laguardia-airport-amid-a-storm/

Mar 06 06:38

Winter Storm Warning Remains At 94 Million People In Much Of The US

A gang of snow remover trucks cleaned road in the northeastern United States.

The winter storm hits from northern Texas to southern New England on alert to more than 94 million people, leaving a trail of snow and cold while proceeding towards the northeast.

The National Weather Service reported heavy snow, ice and cold arctic in several areas. The bad weather front brought Thursday closing schools and canceling at least 4000 flights.

This Friday, the NWS forecast low temperatures will reach the southern state of Florida.

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Feb 25 09:41

Fisheries ‘shocked’ at silence over water leak at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture slammed Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Wednesday after it emerged that water containing cesium and other radioactive isotopes has been draining into the Pacific near the Fukushima No. 1 plant and that Tepco did nothing to prevent it despite learning of the leak last May.

“I don’t understand why (Tepco) kept silent even though they knew about it. Fishery operators are absolutely shocked,” Masakazu Yabuki, chief of the Iwaki fisheries cooperative, said at a meeting with Tepco officials.

Feb 24 08:35

Fresh leak at Fukushima nuclear plant sees 70-fold radiation spike

Another radioactive water leak in the sea has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70 times over regular readings.

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In another story further down, it is reported that remote cameras are showing still-molten corium (the fused remains of the reactor core) flowing out of the ruined reactor into the ground. If a sufficient mass collects together in one spot, spontaneous fission is possible. Worse, when the corium hits the ground water, radioactive geysers will result, blasting radioactivity into the atmosphere.

I still would like to know if STUXNET was in those Siemens controllers on the safety systems that failed to operate correctly during the disaster.

Feb 22 08:40

Fukushima radioactive contamination sets off alarm

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has detected high levels of radioactive substances in a drainage channel on the plant's premises on Sunday. The Tokyo Electric Power Company is investigating the cause.

TEPCO says the plant's alarm system went off around 10 AM. It showed a rise in radioactivity in the channel that leads to a nearby port.

Feb 22 08:32

Researchers: Radioactive materials detected off California, levels spike to 400% normal

Crew then discovers ‘island’ of tsunami debris — Never seen so much garbage in ocean before — TV: “Disturbing new images from Pacific… looks like islands of plastic” 1,000 miles from coast — 7 tons and 80 ft. long, can walk on it as if land

Feb 17 14:17

Ohio’s Crumbling Hunk of Radioactive Junk

As the world’s nuke reactors begin to crumble and fall, the danger of a major disaster is escalating at the decrepit Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio.

Now the plant’s owners are asking the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to force the public to pay billions of dollars over the next 15 years to subsidize reactor operations.

But Davis-Besse’s astonishing history of near-miss disasters defies belief. Its shoddy construction, continual operator error and relentless owner incompetence would not be believed as fiction, let alone as the stark realities of a large commercial reactor operating in a heavily populated area.

Feb 16 07:21

Japan orders Fukushima waste to be released into ocean after worker falls into tank of radioactive water and dies

With nowhere else to put it and workers constantly being exposed to it, radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan has been ordered to be dumped into the ocean by Japanese regulators, according to new reports. This was just two days after a plant employee accidentally fell into one of the onsite storage tanks filled with radioactive water, resulting in his death.

According to the Star Tribune, the 55-year-old man died of multiple injuries after falling through an opening at the top of the 10-meter (33-foot) high tank. He was one of three men who was inspecting the tank at the time of the fall.

Feb 15 08:25

Doctor “removed 6 thyroids in recent months” from USS Reagan crew exposed to Fukushima fallout

“There are individuals out there who are in very similar situations to myself… progressive muscle weakness that starts in their legs and starts to ascend. There are individuals out there who have developed different forms of cancer, leukemia, children of service members born with birth defects because of their service over there… A lot of these other individuals who are suffering [didn't] get a medical retirement… All too often, we’ve — each and every one of us — have run into doctors at some point who try to play it off that there’s nothing physically wrong us, and it’s all psychological.

Feb 13 09:33

Uranium ship likely coming to Vancouver for spill cleanup

A ship whose cargo of uranium concentrate spilled during bad weather at sea last month will likely be moved to the Port of Vancouver for cleanup, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says.

They said the spilled uranium concentrate, also known as yellowcake, poses no risk to the ship's crew, the public or the environment.

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Before radiation was understood, uranium oxide was used as a yellow pigment for paint and glazing. You can still wander around antique stores and get radiation readings off of old yellow glass objects like vases and marbles.

Feb 07 10:01

VIDEO: Cancer epidemic underway in Fukushima — Rates up 6,000% says head of cancer research center — “This is definitely a holocaust… everything’s being swept under the rug” — “Very, very frightening… my family members are brainwashed”

Fukushima resident Chieko Shiina, supporter of the Fukushima Collaborative Clinic (translated by Carole Hisasue), Jan 24, 2015 (emphasis added):

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At some point, the Japanese people will be overwhelmed with total anger and hostility against the government of Japan, and TEPCO, for all the terrible conditions which existed at the reactor before it came down, which could have been remedied, but were not by a hubristic and lackadaisical management.

They are also going to be furious at the lies and coverups when both those in management and the government knew what the logical health conclusions would be for the people in Fukushima and the people of Japan in general.

I don't know what form that anger is going to take, but I can guarantee you: it won't be pretty.

Feb 06 07:52

Japan Nuclear Safety: 4000 Falsified Safety Checks & Alarm Ignored For 1 Year

JAEA ignored an alarm on a radioactive liquid waste tank for a year, allowing the waste to leak. The incident happened at the materials testing reactor in Ibaraki. NRA called the JAEA dysfunctional.

NRA also found that the Onagawa nuclear plant had over 4000 improper entries into inspection records at their #2 reactor. These included incorrect equipment information and even entries for equipment that didn’t exist. The company has not begun similar reviews for the other two reactors at the plant so there could be more of these kinds of failures.

Jan 29 08:56

Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Jan 05 09:43

Fukushima rice tests ‘radiation free’ first time since disaster

Virtually all of the rice harvested in Fukushima in 2014 – or some 360,000 tonnes – has been checked for radiation and met the national standards of less than 100 Becquerel’s per kilogram, Reuters reports.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure...

Jan 05 06:47

Radioactive goods seized at Beirut port, airport: minister

Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Monday said dangerous radioactive components found in industrial and kitchen items recently seized at the Beirut port and airport threaten the lives of Lebanese.

“Customs officers at the Beirut port and the Beirut airport have confiscated industrial and kitchen goods that contain dangerous radioactive material [that threaten] public health,” Khalil revealed at a news conference.

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There has been a problem lately with manufactured home products being made with radioactive waste materials. Obviously these products would trigger a wave of cancer among the people of Lebanon had they not been detected. I wonder who would think this was a good idea!

Jan 04 11:03

Accident at largest nuclear power plant in Europe revealed by Ukraine PM

Ukraine's energy minister, Vladimir Demchyshyn, said that the accident posed no risk.

"There is no threat ... there are no problems with the reactors," Demchyshyn said at briefing, adding the accident affected the power output system and "in no way" was linked to power production itself.

Demchyshyn said that the reactor would be restarted December 5.

Jan 03 11:11

Catastrophe at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant?

The first thing most people don’t realize is that geiger counters are location sensitive. They are calibrated against the background radiation for a specific location. This means that if you take a geiger counter and move just a mile away, the background radiation itself could be different and the measurement inaccurate. Known background radiation is the Zero point on a calibrated geiger counter.

Second and as important is that all sensitive measurement tools need to be calibrated and certified to be useful. Sensitive tools go out of calibration by themselves over time. After Fukushima, a new normal needs to be considered.

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Poroshenko's government needs to come as clean as humanly possible about the facts on the ground here; lives are at stake, not only those of Ukrainians, but also those of Europeans.

Expert help needs to be asked for, and granted, in dealing with the realities here, to make sure that this is not a huge catastrophe in the making.

Dec 31 11:37

Use of US nuclear fuel at Czech Republic’s Temelin NPP causes problems — experts

Attempts to use nuclear fuel from the US manufacturer Westinghouse inside reactors of the Czech Republic’s Soviet-designed Temelin nuclear power plant in the past repeatedly caused many unexpected situations and problems, the provider of Russian fuel assemblies for Czech NPPs, ALTA, told TASS.

“In particular, such incidents occurred at Hungary’s Paks NPP and the Czech Republic’s Temelin,” the company said. “Europe still remembers that and advises its counterparts in other countries not to repeat their mistakes by replacing the nuclear fuel specifically designed for this type of reactors with unauthorized substitutes.”

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The issue is important because Ukraine has just contracted with Westinghouse to provide fuel rods for their Russian-built reactors.

Dec 29 12:14

Activists Permanently Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant Today

Citizen activists have made it happen. The number of licensed U.S. commercial reactors is now under 100 where once it was to be 1,000.

Decades of hard grassroots campaigning by dedicated, non-violent nuclear opponents, working for a Solartopian green-powered economy, forced this reactor’s corporate owner to bring it down.

Vermont Yankee is the fifth American reactor forced shut in the last two years.

Dec 28 16:36

Emergency shutdown at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant

One of the reactors at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant has automatically shut down after a glitch. This is the second halt in operations in recent weeks at the plant in Ukraine’s southeast, which covers at least one fifth of the country’s power needs.

“Unit 6 at Zaporizhzhya NPP was disconnected from the network by the automatic system that prevents damage to the generator. The reactor is running at 40 percent of nominal power,” the plant’s official website says stressing that radiation at the facility is equal to the natural background, which is 8-12 microroentgen/hour.

This accident took place on Sunday morning at 05:59 am local time (03:59 GMT). Causes are still being investigated, while the Energy Ministry hopes to restart the unit in the coming days. The remaining five reactors continue to generate an estimated 4,530 MW.

Dec 26 08:34

Fukushima Children Thyroid Cancer Rate Continues To Rise

Fukushima prefecture has been conducting regular checkups of over 360,000 people who were in Fukushima in March 2011 and were age 18 or under when the nuclear crisis struck. As WSJ reported in August, a study by researchers in Fukushima prefecture found 57 minors in the prefecture have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer so far and another 46 are showing symptoms that suggest they may also have the disease. Today, as The Japan Times reports, four more children are suspected of suffering from thyroid cancer in the latest survey bringing the total to 107 out of 385,000 now surveyed. This is dramatically higher than the normal "between 5 to 11 cases per million people," that Okayama University professor Toshihide Tsuda cites for national statistics between 1975 and 2008.

As The Japan Times reports,

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Why the TEPCO leadership and former governmental leadership have not been sued out of existence for this very preventable catastrophe, absolutely eludes me.

Apparently, Japan's future generations are expendable to the Japanese government. And that is going to have profound consequences for this country.

Dec 22 07:41

All spent fuel removed from reactor 4 pool at Fukushima No. 1, Tepco says

Tepco said Saturday it has finished removing all fuel rods from the spent-fuel pool in the shattered reactor 4 building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in a rare piece of positive news from the decommissioning process.

Dec 22 07:23

Mysterious drone over restarted Belgium nuclear plant prompts investigation

An unidentified drone has been spotted hovering over a Belgian Nuclear power plant, prompting an investigation. The Doel nuclear plant has just been repaired and reopened after an incident considered to be sabotage caused millions in damages.

"We can confirm that the East Flanders prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into a drone flight over the Doel nuclear plant," a spokesman for the investigation told Belga news agency.

The plant's operator, GDF-Suez unit Electrabel disclosed the incident on Saturday. "We will not provide further information for the time being," the spokesman added.

Dec 10 11:05

Feds say cleaning up most contaminated nuclear weapons site in US is too costly

The United States government recently argued in court filings that the state of Washington’s request of $18 billion over 14 years to address the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site should be rejected based on expense.

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You people living downwind will just have to accept your cancers and leukemia as the price of FREEDOM!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 09 08:47

Michael Rivero - December 8, 2014 - Radioactive Fish Off West Coast

Dec 09 08:04

‘Worst Case Scenario’ has happened at US nuclear site — Robert Redford film predicted 2014 WIPP disaster: Plutonium release due to chemical reaction in burst nuclear drum is ultimate catastrophe…

[D]ocuments obtained by The New Mexican… raise questions about the stability of dozens of other nuclear waste drums that were in the same chamber as the drum that ruptured [after a] chemical reaction… Radiation leaked into the air, and temperatures in the underground chamber peaked at nearly 1,600 degrees… One internal lab report described the [contents] as similar to plastic explosives… Investigators believe the organic material may be one reason temperatures in the chamber rose so high… Internal emails… detail concerns about the stability of drums… exposed to the extreme temperatures… June 17 draft of a LANL report… suggested the high temperatures may have made other nuclear waste drums in the chamber more unstable than ever…

Dec 04 07:46

FLASHBACK - Safety concerns over Ukraine’s switch to US nuclear fuel played down — official

Mikhail Gashev, the first deputy chairman of the Ukrainian State Inspection of Nuclear Regulations, said last week that he signed three fundamental documents regarding supplies of upgraded nuclear fuel TBC-WR from US company Westinghouse.

According to Gashev “the fuel will be delivered to the South-Ukrainian NPP in December and uploaded into the third power unit of the plant in late December or early January.”

Sergei Kondratyev, a senior expert with the Russian Institute for Energy and Finance, voiced concern last week over the sharp switch from Russian-to US-produced nuclear fuel as it could pose a threat to the safety of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which were built in the Soviet Union era.

In an interview with ITAR-TASS Kondratyev said that Ukraine’s decision to switch to the US-produced upgraded nuclear fuel did not take into account technical characteristics and peculiarities of the Soviet-built NPPs.

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This might explain why the recent accident to Ukraine's nuclear power station has not received much attention in the US corporate media.

Dec 02 08:19

Emails raise questions about risks to WIPP workers sent underground

Officials with the Energy Department and Nuclear Waste Partnership, the private consortium that operates the repository, say they are taking abundant precautions to ensure their workers and the public are safe.

But emails and documents obtained by The New Mexican describing safety assessments in May, June and July raise questions about the stability of dozens of other nuclear waste drums that were in the same chamber as the drum that ruptured. More recent WIPP safety assessments have not been released, even to the union representing more than 300 WIPP workers.

Nov 07 07:02

Nuclear power in Japan set to restart with green light for Sendai plant

Regional authorities in Japan have approved the restart of the idle nuclear power plant at Sendai, paving the way for a revival of the nuclear industry three years after it was shut down in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

The southern Kagoshima prefecture has voted to back a move by a local township to restart the two-reactor Sendai plant.

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