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Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:28:41 am »
Radionuclides, despite what the authorities claim as an "unexplained epidemic",  are starting to poison the Pacific Ocean sea life food chain. God Help Us. :'(


Starfish Along West Coast Are Dying, ‘Star Wasting Disease’

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“Every population has sick animals,” Gaydos said. “Are we just seeing sick animals because we’re looking for it, or is it an early sign of a large epidemic that may come through and wipe out a lot of animals?”

Surly, Thank you for this article. This is FAR more serious than meets the eye.

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WHAT EATS A STARFISH?

What Eats A Starfish? What eats starfish?

What do starfish eat?


To us humans, starfish look like they’d be a bit too hard and crunchy to make a good meal. But starfish do have a few predators, or natural enemies.

Manta rays, some sharks and other large, bony fishes like to pick starfish off the bottom of the ocean, crunch them up and eat them.

In addition, small starfish need to be on the lookout for larger starfish, which will sometimes attack, kill and eat them.

What do starfish eat? Most species eat mussels and other mollusks, or shellfish.
http://www.whateats.com/what-eats-a-starfish


The reason this is so serious is because the mollusks that starfish eat are mainly FILTER FEEDERS. Why is this important (as in OH ****! :P)? Because filter feeders are THE life form that concentrates radioactive cesium (taking it up into their muscle tissue). I'll bet you dollars to donuts this is a sign of the Fukushima radioisotopes concentrating in mussels starting to move up the chain of sea life that eats them.



It has begun. The BULLSHIT the nuke pukes were always putting out that the "solution to pollution is dilution" DOES NOT WORK with living sea life that sucks in the radioisotopes and concentrates them because, in nature, the non radioactive elements and the elements these God Damned radioisotopes mimic ARE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS! Radioinuclides are the ULTIMATE poison pill disguised as an attractive natural important nutrient. Another "minor detail" the IDIOTS that back nuclear power never have gotten through their greedy skulls. 



http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23399560/website-map-tracks-path-of-ocean-pollution-fukushima-radiation-plume

"Since caesium does not volatilise from water, transport of caesium from water to the atmosphere is not considered likely,except by windblown sea sprays. Most of the caesium released to water will adsorb to suspended solids in the water column and ultimately be deposited in the sediment core. Caesium can also bioconcentrate and has been shown to bioaccumulate in both terrestrial and aquatic food chains. Mean bioconcentration factors (BCF) for 137Cs of 146, 124, and 63 were reported for fish, brown macroalgae, and molluscs, respectively." :P

http://datasheets.scbt.com/sc-203876.pdf

And radioactive cesium is just ONE of the 57 or so radioinuclides STILL getting pumped into the Pacific ocean. UGH! :'(



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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 06:47:39 pm »
FUKUSHIMA “BREAKING”…..75 US NAVY SAILORS HAVE CANCER AFTER BRIEF VISIT TO LEAKAGE SITE
By John Ward December 18, 2013 Fukushima disaster

Fukushima is not another needless panic Murder by Cover-up Not a conspiracy myth: a fact USS Ronald Reagan   >:(


MURDER BY COVER-UP




Veteran human rights lawyer Charles Bonner (left) has practiced law for 27 years, so by now he’s pretty good at it. Mr Bonner has been the lead attorney in over sixty-five jury trials involving civil rights cases, police misconduct, child protection and a myriad other attempts to protect the vulnerable poor from the mendacious rich. Now he is leading a class action lawsuit against TEPCO, the regulator/owner of the Fukushima nuclear energy plant.

He’s unlikely to lose it, because he represents 75 sailors who came down with a host of medical problems, including cancers and leukemias, all kinds of gynaecological problems, and tumors on the brain. These service men and women are mainly young people in their early to mid twenties, and no one in their family had ever any of these kinds of illnesses before. Just since Bonner took the case, another 21 sailors have begun to show the same dire symptoms….of radiation sickness.


Their common link? They were all serving on board USS Ronald Reagan during a brief visit to the waters around Fukushima three years ago. As the Ronald Reagan desalinates all its water from the sea for drinking, bathing and other cleaning purposes, all the sailors were multiply exposed to radiation from the Fukushima accident. Calmed by the bollocks being put out about how “harmless” the radiation leakage was, these 75 service men and women now face death.

I’ve just been to eighteen internet sites. I have verified who Bonner is, checked the case credentials (“Cooper et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. et. al. case number 3:2013cv00773, filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California”) – and confirmed the case’s existence with Bonner’s law firm. This is not left-of-centre urban myth: this is the best indication so far, in my view, of just how serious the Fukushima disaster is going to be.

But not a single mainstream medium I can find within the US, UK or European mainstream has gone near it.

Al Jazzeera, Russia Today, and every eco-site you can find is crawling with the story. At first – obviously – that made me suspicious. I am always wary of any site with an agenda.

But this is not anti-Americanism gone mad. This is the Establishment in the dock, not the rogue sites.

The story is just beginning to leak into the more “respectable” questioning sites like silver doctors, which concluded yesterday:

‘Three days ago, The News Doctors published a story that drew some skepticism within social media.  Unfortunately, the story is not an internet conspiracy theory. 51 US sailors are reportedly suffering from Fukushima-radiation related medial issues, and have filed suit in US District Court against TEPCO.
 Upon further investigation, this is NOT a conspiracy, and appears to be the sort of story that needs to go through multiple rounds of “distribution”  before the mainstream media is forced to cover the story.’

Yet the plaintiffs being represented by Charles Bonner filed their case last April.

We should not be under any illusions: had this case come to light in China or Russia, the western media would be giving us daily 24/7 coverage and analysis of such serious, mass evidence of radioactive danger to human life.

The MSM loves to ridicule the blogosphere as consisting entirely of naive dupes and madcap amateurs. Well, I’d rather be an amateur investigator than a professional ****.

CP Snow said facts are sacred. They’re also inconvenient. I prefer George Orwell’s definition of being a good reporter:

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 10:03:42 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded
For want of 12 Volt batteries, some valves were not opened and one of the reactors went into meltdown. So much for "NUCLEAR POWER". It's unreliable, dangerous and fragile as well as being incredibly poisonous. We need to get rid of these monsters. or they will be the end of us.  >:(
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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 09:44:17 pm »
I looked around and this story, or portions of it, has been kicking around for a while. THIS site:
ENE News has kept tabs on it all along. That would be my first choice for the latest because they gave ALL the truth on Fukushima from DAY ONE.

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12:33 PM EST on December 22nd, 2013 | 21 comments
Navy Rescuer: Japan refused to let us in during 3/11 operation, said ship too radioactive; We were literally chased by a death sentence, radiation was everywhere — Gundersen: “Like a horror movie where beast never gets killed… Worst yet to come for Pacific” (VIDEO)


05:10 PM EST on December 21st, 2013 | 137 comments
Prime Minister’s Wife: “Fukushima calamity beyond people’s assumptions… So much hidden… I hope they will make everything public” — Inside Source: They’re now trying to get people 55 & older to work on Fukushima reactors


01:16 AM EST on December 21st, 2013 | 188 comments
TV: Worries at Fukushima as radioactive materials found 80+ feet below Unit 4 — Record high contamination in groundwater near Unit 2 (VIDEO)

08:05 PM EST on December 20th, 2013 | 63 comments
Fox Host: I wasn’t aware sickness among Navy sailors was so widespread after Fukushima; Experts say dangerous radioactive releases to air and ocean — Tepco didn’t give U.S. radiation data for 3 to 4 days (VIDEOS)

05:25 PM EST on December 20th, 2013 | 69 comments
Fox News: “So many US sailors coming forward” with symptoms after mission near Fukushima; “Strange lumps all over… he’d been poisoned with radiation”; Hemorrhaging, cancers, leukemia, tumors — Another 50 service members may join lawsuit

08:57 AM EST on December 20th, 2013 | 95 comments
Investigation Chairman: “One Fukushima may destroy the whole country” — “Collapse of a whole country possible”



Note: ENENEWS was talking about Ronal Reagan contamination issues as far back as July. You can find it in their archives. I got a hit on it in Google search yesterday so our BOYZ in the media have been STUDIOUSLY burying this bag of radioactive WORMS!

http://enenews.com/category/japan

Brother and Sister wordsmiths of the internet: Please DO NOT FORGET, when you pass this story on, the LESSONS FROM LUNTZ PROPAGANDA TOOLS! Yes, they used it to lie and fool us. But WE can use it to destroy them with TRUTH! ALWAYS include the name RONALD REAGAN with that sailor cancer story. You are doing a service to the planet by demonizing ANYTHING associated with Ronald Reagan, the Predatory Capitalism he championed and Nuclear Power. What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander! Go for it! 



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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 09:45:47 pm »
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Gov’t scientists concerned Atlantic Ocean to be contaminated by Fukushima plume now in Pacific — Currents would carry it to U.S. East Coast (PHOTOS) (6,240)

http://enenews.com/scientists-concerned-atlantic-ocean-be-contaminated-fukushima-plume-pacific-northeast-coast-potentially-impacted-photos

“Unprecedented activity” near Canada’s West Coast: Whales in record numbers, displaying highly unusual behavior — Expert: Problems in Pacific could be bringing sea life to area; “Something’s amiss out there” (5,260)

http://enenews.com/unprecedented-activity-off-canadas-west-coast-whales-in-record-numbers-displaying-highly-unusual-behaviors-expert-problems-in-ocean-to-blame-somethings-amiss-out-there

Navy Rescuer: Japan refused to let us in during 3/11 operation, said ship (RONALD REAGAN) too radioactive; We were literally chased by a death sentence, radiation was everywhere — Gundersen: “Like a horror movie where beast never gets killed… Worst yet to come for Pacific” (VIDEO) (2,534)

http://enenews.com/navy-sailor-japan-refused-ship-radioactive-literally-being-chased-death-sentence-radiation-everywhere-gundersen-like-horror-movie-beast-never-killed-worst-pacific-video


 

 

 


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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 09:47:42 pm »
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At 9:40 in

Lindsay Cooper, USS Ronald Reagan crew member during 3/11 rescue operations in Japan: You could tell the entire command was concerned because they were trying to do everything possible that they could to take care of us. We couldn’t get any assistance from ships because ships weren’t allowed to come in the area that weren’t already exposed to radiation. No ports would let us in. Japan wouldn’t let us in because we had too much radiation. Guam wouldn’t let us in, Korea [too].

At 13:30 in

Cooper: It got to the point where the water’s contaminated, we’re going to have a lock down, we’re going to go on the opposite side of Japan and try and get away over there. As soon as we got there, our water was still contaminated. So it was just where ever we went, it was an ongoing issue with radiation. We were being chased, literally, by a death sentence.

http://enenews.com/navy-sailor-japan-refused-ship-radioactive-literally-being-chased-death-sentence-radiation-everywhere-gundersen-like-horror-movie-beast-never-killed-worst-pacific-video

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SOMEBODY out there in the INTERNETS is blocking this site calling it a KNOWN PORNO site. NO WAY Cindy Sheehan Does Porno. She has an interview ion the Ronal Reagan Radioctive mess on there I cannot get to. See if YOU can!

This is the message I get:
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Warning! Accessing this Web site is NOT allowed.

You attempted to access: cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com

This is a known "Pornography" web site which is blocked as specified by your web content filtering policy.

I shut off ALL my web content filtering (zero security! Norton with big red x!) and I STILL got the same message!

That link isn't a fake. It comes from HERE:
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Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gnndersen of Fairewinds Energy Education, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, Sept. 1, 2013 (at 41:40 in): “We’re used to solutions that can be solved in a TV episode. Unfortunately, this is more like a horror movie, where the beast never gets killed. The worst is yet to come for the Pacific […] it’s likely to grow because this plant is still leaking.”  >>> Full broadcast available here

http://enenews.com/navy-sailor-japan-refused-ship-radioactive-literally-being-chased-death-sentence-radiation-everywhere-gundersen-like-horror-movie-beast-never-killed-worst-pacific-video
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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 09:49:08 pm »

Fukushima giant erector set to pull the fuel rods out of the pool in danger of collapsing




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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 09:52:30 pm »
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue TEPCO over Cluster-Fukushima Snafu

by William Boardman / December 22nd, 2013



Why has this not made national headlines??? The Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan is nuclear powered. Radiation detection equipment did not pick up on this?? Why have these sailors and marines medical records been removed from permanent tracking. Criminal implications galore. This should be all over mainstream media. Someone please forward all these ene reports to the media…. Tepco is the lowest of snakes. Hari Kari for the lot of em!!

– comment on enenews, August 15, 2013, by “timemachine2020”

Fukushima lawsuit of 2012 comes as news to too much of the public

The story referred to in the enenews.com comment above has had some coverage by Energy News, Tuner Radio Network, Stars and Stripes, and a few others, but coverage, if any, by mainstream media is scant to none. All the same, it’s a real story, with real villains (TEPCO, Japanese government, U.S. Navy for starters), and real victims (a growing number of American service personnel put in harm’s way and abandoned by their government when things got tough).

The core of this story is the lawsuit filed December 21, 2012, by attorney Paul C, Garner of Brooks & Associates of Encinatas, California, on behalf of nine plaintiffs (including a one-year-old), all of whom “were among the members of the U.S. Navy crew and attached to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), whose home port was San Diego, California, when they were exposed to radiation off the coast at Fukushima prefecture, Japan, whereat the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is located, on and after March 11, 2011, during the mission known as ‘Operation Tomodachi.’” The plaintiffs are seeking $40 million each in damages as well as a fund of more than a billion dollars to be used for their future medical expenses, and requested a jury trial. On November 26, federal judge Janis Sammartino dismissed the complaint on narrow jurisdictional grounds and plaintiffs plan to re-file in January within the judge’s stated parameters.

The U.S.S. Reagan is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a crew of about 5,000 that arrived off the coast of Fukushima the day after the tsunami with other ships as part of Operation Tomodachi, or “friend” in Japanese.

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake near Fukushima caused a tsunami that killed an estimated 19,000 people and swamped the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In the aftermath of the tsunami, three of the six reactors at Fukushima melted down, releasing radiation into the air, ground, and water. The precise sequence of events remains unclear, but the Japanese government and TEPCO (the Tokyo Electric Power Company, a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of Japan) were not being fully forthcoming about the danger as the disaster developed.

Japanese officials apparently lied to everyone about the damage

Although the potential seriousness of the Fukushima accident was widely apparent, Japanese officials publicly and privately minimized the danger for as long as they could, lying to their own people and rescue personnel from other countries alike. At the time, the first meltdown was thought to have happened on March 12. But on December 12, 2013, Naoto Kan, the former prime minister who was in office at the time, told a meeting of the Japan Press Club that his government had known that “the first meltdown occurred five hours after the earthquake” which hit at 14:46 on March 11.

The U.S.S. Reagan and accompanying ships were coming into an environment where radiation levels in the air and water were far higher than the Navy was being told officially. That lying is at the heart of the lawsuit against TEPCO, which was exposing its own workers to even greater risks than U.S. Sailors. The lawsuit argues that TEPCO’s lies led the U.S. Navy to sail unknowingly into intensely and dangerously radioactive waters.

True as that may be, it fails to explain why the Navy would be so trusting and negligent in the first place. The Reagan is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Its officers and crew are or should be more sensitive than most to radioactive risk under all conditions, but especially when approaching a damaged nuclear power plant, and operating downwind of Fukushima.

For days (it’s not clear how many), U.S. sailors were going into the radioactive ocean to save people swept out to sea by the tsunami. Sailors were drinking and bathing in desalinated ocean water until someone figured out it was radioactive. Sailors washed planes and surfaces of the ship that were radioactive. How do the people in charge of the Reagan not know they’re in a radioactive environment without being negligent?

U.S. Seventh Fleet Public Affairs issues incredible press release


On March 14, 2011, without explaining what woke them up to the danger, which they minimized anyway, Navy officials issued a press release that began:


The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant after detecting low level contamination in the air and on its aircraft operating in the area. The source of this airborne radioactivity is a radioactive plume released from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant.

For perspective, the maximum potential radiation dose received by any ship’s force personnel aboard the ship when it passed through the area was less than the radiation exposure received from about one month of exposure to natural background radiation from sources such as rocks, soil, and the sun.


Why would anyone believe that, having failed to detect (they say) the radioactive plume, the Navy has any credible way of knowing what exposure any sailor may have received? The Navy also claimed the Reagan was 100 miles away from Fukushima “at the time,” not specified. The Navy further claimed that only 17 crew members in three helicopter crews were exposed, that the “low level radioactivity was easily removed… by washing with soap and water,” and “no further contamination was detected.” 


This impossible-to-believe narrative was then effectively contradicted by the next paragraph of the press release:o


As a precautionary measure, USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. 7th Fleet ships conducting disaster response operations in the area have moved out of the downwind direction from the site to assess the situation and determine what appropriate mitigating actions are necessary.    

If no further contamination was detected, then it should be relatively easy to determine what appropriate mitigation actions were necessary.

Navy “supports the troops,” at least until they really need it

According to individual reports, the Navy passed out iodine pills to officers and pilots, but not to most of the crew. The Navy also required crew members, before they could go on shore leave later in Thailand, to sign papers stating that they were healthy and couldn’t sue the Navy. Clearly that would be mitigating for the Navy, even if it meant abandoning people whose potential radiation injuries wouldn’t be showing up for months or years.

That’s exactly what happened to Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Hair, as reported in Stars and Stripes in July 2013. Hair is part of the lawsuit against TEPCO and, like the other plaintiffs, has classic symptoms of low level radiation poisoning. The article also minimizes the possible exposure on the Reagan, quoting a Navy spokesman who uses the exact same language as the 2011 press release to minimize Fukushima radiation levels.

According to Stars and Stripes, Hair was told that the Reagan was just 5-10 miles off the coast of Fukushima. The paper also reported that:


Sailors were drinking desalinated seawater and bathing in it until the ship’s leadership came over the public address system and told them to stop because it was contaminated, Hair said. They were told the ventilation system was contaminated, and he claims he was pressured into signing a form that said he had been given an iodine pill even though none had been provided. As a low-ranking sailor, he believed he had no choice.

The Navy has acknowledged that the Reagan passed through a plume of radiation but declined to comment on the details in Hair’s story.

Most of the sick sailors are in their early twenties

There’s no apparent reason to doubt that there are sick sailors, not all of them part of the lawsuit, but all of them with a common source of exposure from Fukushima. Two other plaintiffs, Maurice Enis and his girlfriend, Jaime Plym, held a press conference on March 11, 2013, that was part of a symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine dealing with the medical and ecological consequences of Fukushima. Enis and Plym both served on the Reagan, as the Huffington Post reported:


The couple had been looking forward to leaving the military and starting a family. Now, Enis said, they don’t know if children will be an option due to health problems they’ve both developed since signing away government liability. They’ve both been honorably discharged from the military and don’t know how they will pay for medical treatment.  Plym has a new diagnosis of asthma and her menstrual cycle is severely out of whack. Enis has lumps on his jaw, between his eyes and on his thigh. He’s also developed stomach ulcers and lung problems, and is losing weight and hair. 


In all, the Pentagon sent some 70,000 American military personnel to serve in or near Japan in response to Fukushima during the period from March 12 to May 11, 2011. And in 2011, the Dept. of Defense set out to do the right thing for these men and women who may have been exposed to harmful levels of radiation. The Defense Dept. announced plans to establish the Operation Tomodachi Registry to help these people track their health histories, an initiative pushed by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. According to the Pentagon:


“The DOD may establish an environmental health surveillance registry when:

1) occupational and environmental health exposures could cause illness, or

2) when the exposure is not expected to cause illness, but individuals need access to exposure data.

In either case, these registries will contain the names of all the individuals who were known or believed to have been exposed along with estimates of their exposure.”



No radiation level is “safe,” and internal radiation is less safe


Since the Pentagon admitted it was unprepared to deal with radiation risk when the Fukushima crisis began, the creation of a registry was something of an after-the-fact means of making up for that initial unpreparedness. By the end of July 2011, the Pentagon reported that it had “already done ‘internal monitoring’ of radiation levels inside the bodies of 7,700 personnel who worked in parts of the disaster zone closest to the damaged power plant, including those who flew over the disaster zone….” 


But the same report went on to minimize the impact without addressing the timeframe in which the radiation was received: “The scans revealed that 98 percent of those personnel did not have elevated radiation inside their bodies…. among the 2 percent of service members (about 154 individuals) with elevated internal radiation levels the highest readings were about 25 millirems, equivalent to the dose that they would receive from 2 1/2 chest X-rays.”  ::)  :P   


The lawsuit against TEPCO has 50-75 plaintiffs, as new people continue to join. If the 2 per cent with elevated exposure levels found by the Pentagon is relevant, then there would be something like 1,400 potential plaintiffs among the 70,000 service members who were part of Operation Tomodachi. The lawsuit was filed in December 2012, before the radiation exposure registry was completed. In September 2012, the Pentagon put out another press release touting the usefulness of the registry even though it asserted that “no Defense Department personnel or their families were exposed to radiation causing adverse health conditions following the nuclear accident in Japan last year.”

The Defense Dept. promised the registry would be finished in 2012. The suffering veterans filed their lawsuit December 21. Within a month, the Pentagon decided to drop the whole registry thing after an almost two-year effort, saying that it had decided that there was no serious contamination in the first place. 


This decision means, as Roger Witherspoon wrote on his blog at the time, “there will be no way to determine if patterns of health problems emerge among the members of the Marines, Army, Air Force, Corps of Engineers, and Navy stationed at 63 installations in Japan with their families. In addition, it leaves thousands of sailors and Marines in the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group 7 on their own when it comes to determining if any of them are developing problems caused by radiation exposure.”



So as far as the government  is concerned, officially, it doesn’t matter if Operation Tomodachi becomes, for some who served, a mission kamikaze.

 
William M. Boardman has over 40 years experience in theatre, radio, TV, print journalism, and non-fiction, including 20 years in the Vermont judiciary. He has received honors from Writers Guild of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Vermont Life magazine, and an Emmy Award nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This article was first published in Reader Supported News. Read other articles by William.

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Joseph Mangano MPH MBA is a health researcher, and Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP).

The group is the only one in the U.S. with a specific mission of producing research on health hazards of nuclear reactors and weapons.

Among Mangano's accomplishments are 32 medical journal articles, 53 newspaper editorials, 3 books, 27 press conferences on research findings, and testimony to 19 government agencies.
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Radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima disaster reaches Canada, say scientists

Researchers say that minuscule traces of radioactive cesium originating from Japan's ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been found in Vancouver.

By Sudeshna Chowdhury, Staff writer / February 25, 2014

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Stunning New Report on USS Reagan Radiation
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 02:07:18 pm »
Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM PST.

Stunning New Report on USS Reagan Radiation



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Harvey Wasserman, Common Dreams . . .


A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.  Many of the sailors are already suffering devastating health impacts, but are being stonewalled by Tepco and the Navy.

The $4.3 billion carrier is now docked in San Diego. Critics question whether it belongs there at all. Attempts to decontaminate U.S. ships irradiated during the Pacific nuclear bombs tests from 1946-1963 proved fruitless.




Stars and Stripes  . . .



When the March 11, 2011 disaster struck, the Reagan was on its way to Korea, according to Reagan sailors who participated in Operation Tomodachi. They turned around and immediately made their way for the Japanese mainland, passing through a sea of debris.
Sailors told Stars and Stripes that they believe they were as close as five miles off the coast of the stricken plant that spewed radiation into the air and sea.

Sailors who were onboard the Reagan have claimed that they were drinking contaminated desalinated seawater and bathing in it until the ship’s leadership came over the public address system and told them to stop because it was contaminated. They claim the ventilation system was also contaminated. Furthermore, some claim they were pressured into signing forms confirming they had been given iodine pills when none had been provided.

The ship's ventilation system might have been contaminated?  What other systems might have been contaminated?

The US Navy's "investigation" of the turret explosion on the USS Iowa doesn't give me much confidence that we'll be told the truth about conditions aboard the USS Reagan during its exposure to Fukushima radiation, or about what action has been taken to decontaminate the $4.3 billion dollar carrier. 

Wasserman . . .


In the midst of a snow storm, deck hands were enveloped in a warm cloud that came with a metallic taste. Sailors testify that the Reagan’s 5,500-member crew was told over the ship’s intercom to avoid drinking or bathing in desalinized water drawn from a radioactive sea. The huge carrier quickly ceased its humanitarian efforts and sailed 100 miles out to sea, where newly published internal Navy communications confirm it was still taking serious doses of radioactive fallout.
Still taking serious doses of radioactive fallout.
For how long?

Wasserman . . .


Tepco and the Navy contend the Reagan did not receive a high enough dose to warrant serious concern. But Japan, South Korea and Guam deemed the carrier too radioactive to enter their ports.
Tepco and the Navy are insisting that all is well.
Yeah.  Thanks for looking into this, keep up the good work!
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Originally posted to JusticeSeeker68 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM PST.

Also republished by Nuclear Free DK and Japan Nuclear Incident Liveblogs.


http://www.dailykos.com/s...t-on-USS-Reagan-Radiation
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On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands filed lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations for failure to negotiate nuclear disarmament. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has stood by the side of the Marshall Islands and played an important role as their consultant in the "Nuclear Zero Lawsuits." This issue of The Sunflower is intended to give readers more in-depth information about the lawsuits and is dedicated to the courageous leaders of the Marshall Islands who filed these lawsuits.

To learn more about the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, click here:  http://www.nuclearzero.org/

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Re: Nuclear Poisoning of the Pacific
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2014, 11:00:17 pm »
Fukushima’s Children are Dying

Harvey Wasserman | June 14, 2014 10:11 am

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.

More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.

More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.

The nuclear industry and its apologists continue to deny this public health tragedy. Some have actually asserted that “not one person” has been affected by Fukushima’s massive radiation releases, which for some isotopes exceed Hiroshima by a factor of nearly 30.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/...fukushima-children-dying/

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