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Report on the Incredulous Nuclear Neglect of our Safety and Health

Knowing the History of nuclear users  and governments refusal
       to report truthful nuclear data has inspired citizens to take things
                 into their own hands in widespread radiation monitoring.
Report on incredulous nuclear neglect of our safety and health- Part 2 of 2
  Fukushima – Chernobyl – Three Mile Island 
    All share similar catastrophes of human errors. . .  warning systems and ignored evacuation plans, failing to organize medical help as well as collect scientific data, denying or ‘un-reported vital informations,  distorted evidences to avoid bad press, while regulators promise and promote new ‘cleaner’ energy in  ‘fast forwarding’ their nuclear agenda!

    In their support, Obama offers his new budget promises of $36 billion Nuke Billions for building reactors,  plus $97 million for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)  untested and unproven, re: public health  vulnerability.

Atomic expert Dr. Busby addressing the Japanese this week spoke strongly of ridding ourselves of  Tokyo Electric Power Company, General Electric officials and policy makers!

    What we must know of national/International  nuclear regulators:
1) The  NRC  – Our own U.S. gov. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
defined by their webpage
   “Protecting  People and the Environment.” 
 Translated means: 
$Dollar value ratio of projected cancer deaths to fix problem!

2)  The  IAEA- International Atomic Energy Agency
 (defined: from there own website!
   “Atoms for Peace” . The IAEA,  world’s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
   In 1991 the IAEA reported that no health problems of those sick after   Chernobyl could be linked to radiation! They maintained  there were only 31 worker deaths, although there were 6.7 million people exposed to the nuclear fallout.  IAEA maintained thyroid cancers could have been avoided had potassium iodide tablets been available.  They continued to encourage building of more reactors, for people to return to contaminated lands and gov. to provide subsidies for  farmers to plant in those areas.

     It’s imperative we know that of 1974, US. nuclear power was a failed technology, with new requests for nuclear power plants almost halted ,even before Three Mile Island. But the IAEA. was promoting and helping to build nuclear power plants in Asia and So. America.  Between 1986 and 1996,  dozens of economically developing countries received money, technical aid, services, experts, equipment and training courses such as  Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Pakistan, Mexico and Romania.

   Always secretive. with their movements little known,  the mandate being “If  divulging information may constitute `a violation of the confidence of any of its (IAEA’s) Members or anyone from whom it shall have received such information,’ then such information can be safeguarded as confidential.”
     UNSCEAR (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) working with IAEA said that, apart from increased thyroid cancers, “there is no evidence of a major public health impact attributable to radiation exposure 20 years after the Chernobyl accident.”

     The Chernobyl experience, is a totally tragic happening, but a  goldmine for world science,. says Dr. Rosalie Bertell, expert on nuclear industry doings.
 
      Public Health and safety have never been nuclear’s priority, but rather a bothersome and ignored liability, treated as collateral damage!

     “ICRP), the International Commission on Radiological Protection (for setting standards (by which to judge cancer victims of nuclear users) should not be allowed to blind us to its inability to address the full spectrum of worker and public health problems caused by the routine and/or accidental exposures to ionizing radiation in every  operation of the nuclear fuel cycle, its narrow administrative decisions  to only radiation induced fatal cancers and serious genetic diseases in live born offspring.”

books.google.com/books?id=aAoAAAAAMBAJ…Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Vol. 34, No. 7 – Magazine
   
     The IAEA Report of 2005 and UNSCEAR 2000 analysis ignored updated findings. Plus Inadequate record-keeping in this high-technology age is seen as an attempt to cover-up the true effects of the Chernobyl disaster. Clearly, the true damage to health attributable to Chernobyl  has been hidden from the general public through poor and incomplete scientific investigation, obfuscation and poor recording of data and outright lying.
    We’re told in a history of Chernobyl howthis disaster was a unique event   . . and the only accident in the history of commercial nuclear power where radiation-related fatalities occurred.” Later it also states;The accident caused the largest uncontrolled radioactive release into the environment ever recorded for any civilian operation.”   Is this because we’re not expected to have gotten beyond  official unreported or outright lies about Three Mile Island, Santa Susana  in So. Calif. or other reactor accidents that were never reported? Or is this about  military nuclear reactors at Hanover or in Russia, possibly like  the  U.S. Navies McMurdo station in the Antarctic or other unknown sites?

    All such disasters caused cancers deaths and left  long trails of the sordid cover-ups and corruption by plant officials and governments refusals to  cooperate . The Santa Susana disaster was not really exposed for 20 years, while great  efforts of determined people to have such truth of their government crimes known, were carried on, themselves government employees at the plant and victims of cancer,  now facing their  bosses denials, their lies and destroyed files, finally joined by  nearby neighbors and those down-winders in working to make it more public. . .  and with enough evidence to warrant court victories and cash settlements.   

  The same scenarios were covered with numbers of such operations, as in Downey and  Livermore California, nuclear laboratories with frequency of invasive cancers among employees.

 According to Dr. Helen Caldicott,
The World Health Organization  (WHO)’s domination by the nuclear industry has been widely known since May 28, 1959
We have no nuclear  watchdogs, but through our own best  efforts!




Reported in June 
    A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown
Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US. . .  a result of Fukushima Fallout?
    Janette D. Sherman, M. D. is the author of Life’s Delicate Balance;
    Joseph Mangano is an epidemiologist, and Executive Director of the        
            Radiation and Public Health Project research group.

Sat Aug 13, NY Times
     New Claim of Cancer cure, ( boon for nuclear energy? ) Assassin cells take on cancer cells. (so consistent with this countries military methods.) Only tried on three people who went through huge flu like sickness, then recovered after cells battled. but it only effects one of some 80 cancers listed.





* * * Citizen Groups  Tracking Down Japan’s Radiation
      DOHA, Aug 11  (IPS)  – The aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has been marked by an outcry in Japan over radiation leaks, contaminated food and a government unable to put the public’s fears to rest.
  Dahr Jamail* – IPS/Al-Jazeera
  Review: Tepco, the corporate owner took more than two months to confirm the meltdowns and admitted lying about the levels of destruction and subsequent contamination,with mixed  or unreported evidences since.

Most Important Update:  Aug. 5′ 11′
    Experts warn of off-scale levels of radiation, which are at their highest levels since the disaster began almost 5 months ago and infer that hundreds of millions are (in the process of dying) from  nuclear fallout.
    Deborah Dupre, Human Rights Examiner
    Fukushima nuclear power plant radiation recordings so high they went off scale; famous physicist, Dr. Chris Busby tells the Japanese people this week that radioactive air contamination there is now 300 times that of Chernobyl…
 Thirty-nine year nuclear industry veteran Arnie Gunderson of Fairwinds stated Tuesday,”There will continue to be enormous spikes
for at least ten years.”


Origins of ever greater  casualties   
   We must demand full disclosure of all nuclear waste sites and ongoing dumping practices both on land and at sea.  There has been almost altogether  unaccountable generations of  radioactive waste accumulations and dumping with no sense of safety to human or environmental health concerns.
   
   Ocean dumping was authorized by the former U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for Atomics International at the end of 1955. Previously it disposed of waste from experiments at its plant in Downey, where the firm operated California’s first nuclear power reactor.

    As part of Rockwell, Santa Susana Field Laboratory and Canoga Park plants  dumped radioactive waste in 6,000 feet of water south of Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, the Navy already using this site for its military waste, saying nothing about radioactive waste. The Farallons and three other known Atlantic coast sites far exceeded the volume at all other sites combined we’re told, while there has been ongoing dumping at sea by the Navy  in many undisclosed areas.
 
   Only battles brought by citizen groups in Kettleman, Ca.  and other local communities staved off nuclear dumps in their backyards. It can be presumed there are many subcontracting nuclear facilities across the U.S. Where have they been dumping their waste?  

It has never been about. . . 
 Regulatory Commissions, protecting people and the environment. 


    There you have it, our greatest threats to life on earth, with our safety
 & health supposedly  protected under expanding nuclear powers
 ongoing disasters / promises of greater cancer tolls until death do us part.

 Strength of coalition is essential now
with it’s more persuasive and formidable solidarity. 

Demanding an end to nuclear power 
 is a question of political will.
Are we going to rid ourselves of nuclear power and its weapons?

 

 Reported on by…
Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co. Ca.
Sending  out  reports  and research studies, exposing media bias,
holding government  accountable.
707-616-2212


References:

http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/experts-fukushima-o ff-scale-lethal-radiation-level-100s-millions-deaths#ixzz1Uem3Crqi

Radiation Bulletin <radbull.energy-net.org>
How the first 24 hours shaped Fukushima nuclear crisis
<http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110707f1.html>

kaiserpapers.info/downey/blog/?p=220



Fire in the Rain: The Democratic Consequences of Chernobyl by Peter Gould (1990)


Why Fukushima can happen here:


Handbook for Estimating the Health Effects from exposure to Ionizing Radiation, compiled by Rosalie Bertell, IICPH Toronto, Canada; MCPH Buffalo, USA; and IRRTI, Birmingham UK. 2nd Edition 1986.


R. Bertell, “Chernobyl: April 1991”, Environmental Health Review, Vol. 14, Fall 1991.


R. Bertell, “Chernobyl”, in Environmental Awareness, Vol. 16 (2) pp 49-55, 1993, The International Society of Naturalists (INSONA), India.


R. Bertell, “Internal bone seeking radionuclides and monocyte counts”, International Perspectives in Public Health, Vol. 9, 1993.


P. Webster, “Lessons from Chernobyl”, New York Times, 8 June 2003, Note: this article was in the 23 April 2003 issue of The Nation, posted to the web on 8 April 2008.

A. Yaroshinskaya, Chernobyl 20 Years Later. The Crime without Punishment. Publishing house is “Vremya” (The Time), Moscow, 2006.

 

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