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Apr 30 07:19

Chemical vapors sicken 20 nuclear facility workers, cause evacuation, work stoppage

Twenty workers at the The Hanford Site nuclear facility in Washington state were sent for medical evaluations after inhaling chemical vapors in the vicinity of a leaking nuclear waste tank which was being transferred, according to US Energy Department officials.

Hanford tank workers were performing routine tasks at the vast nuclear waste site when they all started complaining of headaches on Thursday before being sent for medical evaluations, according to local news station KING.

Apr 30 05:30

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Fear over safety of reactors across the border in Belgium prompts government to order 15m pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the body

The Dutch government has ordered 15m iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border in Belgium.

The iodine pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid, would be given first to children under 18 and pregnant women living within a 100-kilometre (62-mile) radius of a plant, health ministry spokeswoman Edith Schippers said.

Until now, the tablets have been available within 20km of a plant, to everyone aged 40 and under.

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Apr 29 09:37

Hanford, Not Fukushima, is the Big Radiological Threat to the West Coast

There is a dangerous radiological threat to the West Coast of the United States that puts the health of millions of Americans at risk. It includes dangers to public health, dangers to the food supply, and dangers to future generations from long-lived radionuclides, including some of the most toxic material in the world. It is not Fukushima, it is Hanford. While radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns is reaching the West Coast, carried across the ocean from Japan, the radiation from Hanford is already there, has been there for 70 years, and is in serious risk of catastrophe that could dwarf the effects of Fukushima even on Japan.

Apr 28 14:50

Chernobyl & Fukushima: Remembering The Only 2 Highest-Level Nuclear Incidents

Remembering the only two highest-level radioactive incidents in human history.

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Apr 27 13:45

OFFICIALS FOR HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION TRYING TO DETERMINE IF SECOND GIANT TANK CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE WASTE IS LEAKING

Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the U.S. Department of Energy revealed on Tuesday. Air monitors attached to an aging tank known as AY-101 recently found radiation at higher than normal background levels, the agency said. A video inspection of the underground tank found no evidence that radioactive waste had leaked from the primary tank into the space between the two walls, Hanford officials said. A Hanford watchdog group on Tuesday contended the higher radiation found by the air monitors was evidence of a leak in a second tank.

Apr 27 10:14

A Possible Nuclear Waste Leak Triggers Alarm

You need to know this: We have shattered another climate record. Just like the month before it, last month was the hottest March on record, and that’s not good news for our species. According to a recent warning from the Japan Meteorological Agency, last month’s record temperatures should be “a reminder of how perilously close we now are to permanently crossing into dangerous territory.”

Apr 27 09:29

Computer Virus Discovered In German Nuclear Power Plant

Remember when "someone" used the Stuxnet virus, or rather worm, in an Iranian nuclear plant several years ago to freeze Iranian nuclear production, leading to a major diplomatic scandal involving the spy agencies of both the US and Israel, as the world learned that in the present day industrial sabotage only needed a flash drive and a computer virus to render even the most sophisticated piece of industrial machinery obsolete? Well, moments ago, Bloomberg reported that a computer virus was discovered in a German nuclear power plant.

Apr 27 09:19

ANNIVERSARY TOONS ~~ CHERNOBYL DISASTER 30 YEARS ON

Apr 26 19:35

On the 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl, Here’s What We Are Still Not Being Told

By Claire Bernish

On the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe yet, a new report shows radioactive contamination from the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl in Ukraine still lingers in startlingly large amounts across the border in neighboring Belarus.

In an exclusive report by the Associated Press, fresh milk from a Belarusian dairy farm contained a radioactive isotope, traceable to the Chernobyl disaster, at “levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits” — thirty years after the accident occurred.

Though the AP turned to a laboratory to test the milk, dairy farmer Nikolai Chubenok called the results “impossible.”...

Apr 26 15:49

Living In The Shadow Of Chernobyl: Kids & Adults Still Dwelling In Contaminated Areas

Near Chernobyl, the contaminated zone stretches far beyond the no-go area, but even that hasn’t stopped people from living there.

Apr 26 07:47

Living in the shadow of Chernobyl: Kids & adults still dwelling in contaminated areas

Near Chernobyl, the contaminated zone stretches far beyond the no-go area, but even that hasn't stopped people from living there.

Apr 26 06:34

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Remembered 30 Years Later

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near the border between Ukraine and Belarus, residents and scientists remain concerned about the possible genetic effects of the fallout.

Apr 25 07:03

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Families Say Children Are Getting Sick

It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.

Apr 25 07:00

Release Of Tritium From Fukushima Planned

Tritium is a mildly radioactive isotope of hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, but...

Apr 23 08:48

On the Brink of Disaster: Why Ukraine Is Preparing a Second Chernobyl

Of course, the question of choosing a supplier for power plants, even nuclear, can be attributed to normal commercial relations and competition between companies. However, not everything is so unambiguous. Experts immediately warned that the fuel produced at Westinghouse is not suitable for the reactors in Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which were designed with a focus on the use of rods produced in Russia.

Apr 22 13:18

Water and Power: China Eyes Offshore Expansion Via Floating Nuclear Plant

China is pushing ahead with its construction of a first-ever floating nuclear power platform, which is expected to add to Beijing's ever-increasing clout in the South China Sea, according to the Chinese newspaper Global Times.

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And what could POSSIBLY go wrong with that (especially when the torpedoes start dashing hither and yon)?

Apr 22 06:43

Washington State Nuke Plant Leaks Thousands Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste

Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic."

Apr 21 11:22

Chernobyl On The Hudson Causing a Massive Spike in Thyroid Cancer

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For years, the public has been told that nuclear power is a safe and clean alternative to other fuels, but the people of Indian Point and surrounding areas know those claims are untrue, and it appears they are now paying the price of all the failed promises of nuclear energy.

Apr 21 10:20

Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast - the third major earthquake within a week.

The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai.

To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.

Apr 21 10:03

Tens Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactivity Leaked Into Columbia River

Apr 21 09:56

Devastating Radioactive Leak In Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Facility Sparks Outrage

By Brianna Blaschke

A nuclear leak in Washington has allowed for 3,500 gallons of radioactive waste to be released – and the federal government is trying to claim no harm will come.

A massive radioactive leak was discovered this past Sunday at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. Officials have stated that the original container holding the radioactive material has slowly been trickling out roughly 70 gallons since 2011, though they have not determined what accelerated the problem. They are set to begin pumping an estimated 3,000-3,500 gallons of waste back into storage containers...

Apr 20 12:59

Chernobyl On The Hudson Causing a Massive Spike in Thyroid Cancer

Buchanan, New York is a town in the United States where tens of thousands of people have been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, and it sits just 35 miles from New York City. Also nearby is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, which is situated on the Hudson River and serves the electricity needs of approximately 2 million people, with two working reactors which have operated since the mid 1970s.

For years, the public has been told that nuclear power is a safe and clean alternative to other fuels, but the people of Indian Point and surrounding areas know those claims are untrue, and it appears they are now paying the price of all the failed promises of nuclear energy.

Thyroid Cancer rates, in and around this area, have seen a huge spike in the last 15 years. Some say as many as 20,000 thyroid cancer cases.

Apr 20 10:14

Unprecedented: Germany asks Belgium to turn off 2 nuclear reactors over safety concerns

Germany has asked Belgium to take two of its nuclear reactors offline, citing safety concerns. The environment minister said doing so would show that Brussels “takes the concerns of its German neighbors seriously.”

Barbara Hendricks urged Belgium on Wednesday to take its Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactors offline “until open safety questions are cleared up.” German officials have expressed concerns over the safety of the reactor pressure vessels.

Apr 20 09:49

"This Is Catastrophic" - Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactive Waste Leak At Nuclear Site

The ongoing radioactive leak problems at the Hanford Site, a nuclear storage tank in Washington State, are nothing new.

We first wrote about the ongoing radioative leakage at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, created as part of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb, in 2013.

Apr 20 07:43

Georgia busts 6 for illegally selling uranium-238

Georgia has arrested six people on charges of trying to sell $200 million worth of radioactive substance uranium-238, the country’s security service says.

“Officers of Georgia's State Security Service detained three citizens of Armenia and three citizens of Georgia… for planning to sell the nuclear material,” said security service investigator Savle Motiashvili in a news briefing on Monday.

The prefabricated transportation containers full of uranium were found in one of the detainee's apartment, he further said without disclosing the precise amount of the radioactive material.

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Uranium 238 is the most common isotope of uranium, and not fissile, i.e. it is not the uranium used to make nuclear weapons. It can be used to make reactor fuel rods. Current spot price is $20 per pound, so they would need 10 million pounds of it to reach a value of $200 million ... which makes the entire story suspect.

Apr 20 07:03

Parent's worst nightmare: Wave of babies born in Japan with extra arms and legs due to Fukushima radiation... Stillbirth numbers on the rise

Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, local residents are reporting a marked increase in serious birth defects, but due to an ongoing coverup by Japanese authorities, and a severe lack of scientific studies being performed, very little information on the subject is reaching the public.

A February, 2016 broadcast on LaborNet TV featured interviews with evacuees from the affected areas near the Daiichi nuclear plant, who provided firsthand accounts of babies being born with extra limbs caused by a structural birth defect called polymelia.

Apr 19 08:56

Leak worsens in massive Hanford tank holding nuclear waste

A leak in a massive nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Site has expanded significantly, KING 5 learned this weekend.

After leak detector alarms sounded early Sunday morning, crews at Hanford lowered a camera into the two-foot-wide space between the tank's inner and outer walls. They discovered 8.4 inches of radioactive and chemically toxic waste has seeped into the annulus.

The U.S. Department of Energy released a statement Monday calling the leak an "anticipated" outcome of an ongoing effort to empty the tank in question. The Washington state Department of Ecology said, "There is no indication of waste leaking into the environment or risk to the public at this time."

But one former tank farm worker said the leak should be considered a major problem.

Apr 17 08:56

Disasters waiting to happen: 8 most dangerous nuclear plants near earthquake fault lines

The Japanese government says there won’t be any catastrophic damage, this time, at its nuclear facilities following Thursday night’s devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

Nine people are confirmed dead and more than 1,000 others injured after a 6.5-magnitude quake hit east of the city of Kumamoto.

The disaster revived terrifying memories of the Fukushima disaster, when a 15-meter post-quake tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown that polluted a sizeable portion of the country for decades.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed that there were no abnormalities at any nuclear facilities in the area, the Japan Times reported.

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Of course, the Japanese government wasn't exactly forthcoming with the true scale of the damage at Fukushima at the time it happened!

Apr 14 13:51

The Pentagon’s Counter-Zombie Martial Law Plan: ‘Concentrate Firepower to the Head’

And whether it seems like a joke or not, the Pentagon has a document preparing its forces for the remote possibility – or perhaps imminent cult film future pre-programmed through the media – of an all-out Zombie apocalypse.

“Given the likelihood of an all out threat to ‘human survival’, it is likely that this plan will be executed with a declaration of martial law with CONUS and U.S. territories.

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“The only assumed way to effectively cause casualties to the zombie ranks by tactical force is the concentration of all firepower to the head, specifically the brain.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 14 07:54

Over 60 million Japanese irradiated by Fukushima

Apr 14 07:50

Fessenheim nuclear accident played down by authorities

An incident at the Fessenheim nuclear facility in France in 2014 was more serious than previously known. German media reports claim the authorities withheld information detailing the gravity of the situation.

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Don't they always?

Apr 13 09:39

Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant

To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium.

The radioactive material is nearly impossible to remove from the huge quantities of water used to cool melted-down reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, which was wrecked by the massive tsunami in northeastern Japan in March 2011.

The water is still accumulating since 300 tons are needed every day to keep the reactors chilled. Some is leaking into the ocean.

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Build a giant electrolysis plant. Tritium in its gaseous state is one of the most valuable materials in the world, used in gunsights, watch dials, emergency lights, etc. Yes, it is radioactive, but a beta emitter. It's a lot safer strapped to your wrist than in the water and food you ingest!

Apr 12 08:48

Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant Experiences Release of Radioactivity

A radioactive release and emergency shutdown of unit 6 occurred at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. Management of the State Emergency Service requested people not to panic, but to calmly take preventive measures:

"For preventive measures State Emergency Service experts recommend to refrain from a prolonged stay in an open area within three days, to use a medical mask, use a weak solution of iodine in cold water and red wine".

Apr 10 09:51

“EMERGENCY DECLARED” at US nuclear plant — Newspaper: “High radiation triggers alert” — Officials: “Counties surrounding plant alerted of this event” — Gov’t: Unusual Event due to “HIGH HIGH” radiation condition

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Apr 8, 2016: BROWNS FERRY [Alabama]… Event Date: 04/06/2016… Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT… EMERGENCY DECLARED… OFFSITE NOTIFICATION… UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO MAIN STEAMLINE HIGH HIGH RADIATION CONDITION…

Apr 10 08:23

FLASHBACK - 51 Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan Suffering Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia, Brain Tumors After Participating in Fukushima Nuclear Rescue Efforts Video Reports

Crew members in their mid-20?s from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan are coming down with all sorts of radiation-related illnesses after being deployed less than 3 years ago to assist with earthquake rescue operations off the coast of Japan in 2011. It looks as though the onboard desalinization systems that take salt out of seawater to make it drinkable, were taking-in radioactive water from the ocean for the crew to drink, cook with and bath-in, before anyone realized there was a massive radiation spill into the ocean.

Apr 08 15:01

America decided to fool Russia on plutonium: Washington caught cheating

What in reality happens around the agreement on the destruction of weapons-grade plutonium, Russian President Putin explains in detail: "In the early 2000s, we agreed with the Americans about the destruction of weapons-grade plutonium. It was about excess weapon plutonium. This is the highly enriched fissile material, which is used to prepare nuclear weapons, 34 tons from both sides. We signed an agreement and have agreed that this material will be disposed of in a certain way, namely industrial, people had to build special factories. We complied with its obligations, we have built the factories. Our US partners — have not. Moreover, recently they announced that they intended to destroy accumulated highly enriched nuclear fuel the other way, than we with them have agreed, by signing the relevant agreement, and the other way - diluting and disposing of plutonium somewhere in certain containers at a depth of 500 meters.

Apr 07 08:47

Anyone Who Can Afford To, Is Leaving Tokyo And Japan Due To Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster Radiation Contamination, Increasing Numbers Of Japanese Leaving Country

The above video talks about the first two weeks after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. It discusses and provides examples about how many of the rich upper class left Tokyo, and most if not all of the ambassadors from foreign nations moved out, right after the Fukushima meltdown.

Fukushima And Tokyo Residents Report Various Radiation Caused Illnesses, Japanese Government Covering Up Health Data, Doctors Forced Out Of Business If They Mention Radiation

It also quotes a nuclear expert saying that she would advise people to not only leave Tokyo, but to leave Japan entirely if they had the financial means to do so. She said that she would leave, if she could afford to do so.

Apr 06 18:13

Not Even Police Weren’t Told About This “Active Shooter” Drill…

So secret that it’s for your safety… unannounced terror drill freaks out police.

Bystanders didn’t take long to call police last month when they spotted a couple of suspicious men skulking around a New Jersey train station taking photos of security cameras. Port Authority cops turned on lights and sirens and rushed to the scene in hour traffic.

But when they got there, the officers were shocked to find that the emergency they had rushed to was only a test. The suspicious men? Port Authority’s own security analysts.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 06 08:49

Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

Northern Japan is raising an alarm, as the area surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone has been overwhelmed by radioactive wild boars, whose population has increased dramatically over the past 4 years, as they breed freely in the exclusion zone.

With the number of animals steadily growing, the boar population has been devastating the crops of farms in the area. Since the nuclear disaster of 2011, damage to agriculture caused by boars in the Fukushima prefecture has doubled, amounting to some $15 million, according to a report from The Times. Boars also pose a threat to public safety, as reports of rampaging wild beast injuring local residents while roaming the streets have become more frequent over the past few years.

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We have wild boar here in Hawaii, brought here by the Polynesians as food animals, and their population is kept under control by hunting (bow and arrow only) as a food source. But this is not an option when the boars are contaminated.

Apr 05 12:55

No nuclear security ‘so long as nuclear weapons exist,’ say activists

Anti-nuclear organization stages rally outside of security summit to call on world leaders to eliminate all weapons

Apr 05 11:15

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth: A Nuclear Armageddon In The Making In South Asia

Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might — given the known military doctrines of the two nuclear-armed neighbors — lead inexorably to an all-out nuclear conflagration. In that case the result would be catastrophic. Besides causing the deaths of millions of Indians and Pakistanis, such a war might bring on “nuclear winter” on a planetary scale, leading to levels of suffering and death that would be beyond our comprehension.

Apr 03 13:04

A Fukushima On The Hudson? The Growing Dangers Of Indian Point

It was a beautiful spring day and, in the control room of the nuclear reactor, the workers decided to deactivate the security system for a systems test. As they started to do so, however, the floor of the reactor began to tremble. Suddenly, its 1,200-ton cover blasted flames into the air.

Apr 02 07:25

10 Devastating Radiation Accidents They Never Tell You About

Humanity has been experimenting with nuclear power for decades, so it’s no surprise that a few accidents have occurred along the way. Actually, there’ve been more than a few. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima are hardly the only times that people, power plants, or neighborhoods have been irradiated.

Apr 01 15:20

A Fukushima On The Hudson? The Growing Dangers Of Indian Point

It was a beautiful spring day and, in the control room of the nuclear reactor, the workers decided to deactivate the security system for a systems test. As they started to do so, however, the floor of the reactor began to tremble. Suddenly, its 1,200-ton cover blasted flames into the air. Tons of radioactive radium and graphite shot 1,000 meters into the sky and began drifting to the ground for miles around the nuclear plant. The first firemen to the rescue brought tons of water that would prove useless when it came to dousing the fires. The workers wore no protective clothing and eight of them would die that night — dozens more in the months to follow.

Apr 01 09:17

A Fukushima on the Hudson?

As the Fukushima tragedy struck, President Obama assured Americans that U.S. nuclear plants were closely monitored and built to withstand earthquakes. That statement covered one of the oldest plants in the country, the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) in Westchester, New York, first opened in 1962. One of 61 commercial nuclear plants in the country, it has two reactors that generate electricity for homes across New York City and Westchester County. It is located in the sixth most densely populated urban area in the world, the New York metropolitan region, just 30 miles north of Manhattan Island and the planet’s most economically powerful city.

Apr 01 08:59

5 years after Fukushima meltdowns, wild game animals still show cesium contamination

Concentrations of radioactive cesium from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in wild game animals in nine eastern Japanese prefectures have been dropping, but remain higher than the government-mandated limit for shipment to market in many areas

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Mar 31 15:22

From Fukushima To Brussels, Nuclear Energy Isn’t Worth The Risks

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Bombings at the city’s airport and a subway station blew up the notion that measures taken after the Paris siege were keeping Europe safe.

Mar 31 06:21

Nuclear Plant Near Richland Shuts Down After Cooling Problem Discovered

Mar 30 06:52

Chernobyl: Huge sliding arch to block radiation is nearing completion 30 years after nuclear disaster

Nearly 30 years after the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in its history, a huge structure designed to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the site is nearing completion. The 30,000 tonne 'New Safe Confinement' arch – the world's largest land-based moving structure – will be pulled over the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant to contain radiation from the damaged reactor for the next 100 years.

Mar 28 08:46

Five Years After Fukushima, 16 U.S. Cleanup Ships Are Still Contaminated With Radiation

The Fukushima disaster was over five years ago, and may have been largely forgotten by the general public and the media (perhaps because the Japanese olympics are just four years from now), but its effects still linger. Perhaps nowhere more so than for those who took pare in the Fukushima clean up effort: as Starts and Stripes reports, sixteen U.S. ships that participated in relief efforts after Japan’s nuclear disaster five years ago remain contaminated with low levels of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Mar 26 19:27

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste

By Matt Agorist

The fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster was on Friday, March 11. Since that fateful day in 2011, the Japanese government and the United States have continued to deny the lingering effects of this catastrophic event.

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive.

However, it has now emerged that at least five of these robots have been lost to the dangers that lurk in Fukushima Daiichi’s severely damaged nuclear reactors and waste treatment buildings...

Mar 26 12:11

A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. BREAK THE SILENCE

The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories. Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion.

Where are those who will shatter the silence? Or do we wait until the first nuclear missile is fired?

Mar 26 09:21

MAJOR RADIATION LEAK/SOUTH FLORIDA/216 Times Higher than Normal

Mar 23 15:29

Florida’s Turkey Point nuke pollutes Biscayne Aquifer, Biscayne National Park

Contaminated water originating from the cooling canal system at Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point facility is reaching Biscayne Bay, threatening South Florida’s drinking water supply and Biscayne National Park. The findings and analysis by the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) were released by Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office late yesterday in an official memo to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. At an 8 March Board meeting, another recent report ordered by the Commission and prepared by the University of Miami (UM) regarding these discharges was discussed as an official agenda topic. Discussion of enforcement options occurred, including possible issuance of a Notice of Violation (NOV) to FPL.

Mar 22 14:33

Fukushima Radiation: A Killer

The cocksure pro-nuclear crowd has trumpeted Fukushima as an example of Mother Nature taking lives because of an earthquake and tsunami; whereas, the power plant accident proves nuclear power can withstand the worst without unnecessary death and illness. All of the deaths (16,000) were the fault of Mother Nature, not radiation.

Mar 21 13:54

The Truth About Fukushima

Britain’s state-owned network BBC has a track record of downplaying the risks of fallout from nuclear disasters. So the 5th anniversary of Fukushima provided the BBC with another opportunity to persuade us that if our communities should one day become contaminated with fallout from a major nuclear disaster, even at levels currently requiring evacuation, we should have no concern whatsoever.

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Mar 20 07:53

Radiation in ocean off Fukushima at highest levels in years

Radiation in the Pacific Ocean near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is at levels as high, or higher, than has been measured in the past three years, as the crippled plant continues to bleed contamination into the sea, new results from a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research cruise show. “We think it’s related to the ongoing leaks,” said Ken Buesseler, a Woods Hole chemical oceanographer… “It’s a little surprising and contrary to claims they’ve stopped all flow. So we’re not out of the woods yet.”… Unlike Chernobyl, however, this crisis played out slowly, and continues today, on both sides of the Pacific… In October 2015, Buesseler’s team took new samples from as close as a half-mile away from the nuclear power plant. Levels there remain elevated, he said, confirming continued releases from the plant… “The fact that it’s still leaking is always of concern.”

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Mar 20 07:52

16 US Ships That Aided Japan Still Contaminated With Radiation

Sixteen U.S. ships that participated in relief efforts after Japan's nuclear disaster five years ago remain contaminated with low levels of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, top Navy officials told Stars and Stripes.

In all, 25 ships took part in Operation Tomadachi, the name given for the U.S. humanitarian aid operations after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011. The tsunami, whose waves reached runup heights of 130 feet, crippled the Fukushima plant, causing a nuclear meltdown.

In the years since the crisis, the ships have undergone cleanup efforts, the Navy said, and 13 Navy and three Military Sealift Command vessels still have some signs of contamination, mostly to ventilation systems, main engines and generators.

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Mar 20 07:48

Ukrainian Nuclear Engineers Protest the Criminal Order of the Ministry of Energy

It's time to admit that Ukraine is a failed state. None of the functions of the state described in any textbook is working, monopoly on violence is lost, the economy continues to disintegrate. Instead of properly operating state institutions – cargo-cult, imitation, formal picture of activity without essential content.

Two years after the "Euro-coup" the population of Ukraine has decreased from 45 million to around 32-33 million. Two million "sailed away" together with Crimea, and about six million with Donbass, and a few million simply fled to other countries. As a result the post-Maidan Ukraine beat the world records for depopulation.

Mar 20 06:55

Radioactive tritium found present at over 200 times normal levels in Florida Bay

The water quality throughout the United States leaves much to be desired; it's in such horrible shape that just about everywhere you turn, it's ruining people's health. This isn't about an occasional situation either, but rather several ongoing problems that seem to have no end in sight.

The latest water issue to rear its ugly head comes from Florida's Biscayne Bay. Water sampling of its waters revealed hundreds of times more than the normal amount of tritium, a radioactive isotope that's produced by nearby nuclear reactors. These are used to track water that's been leaking from nearby cooling canals. Specifically, it's the Cooling Canal System (CCS) that serves the Florida Power & Light (FPL) Turkey Point facility that was studied.

Mar 16 15:13

‘Thunderstorm Spiral': Pentagon Trains for Underground War/Disaster In Densely-Populated MegaCities

Increasingly, the Pentagon is looking at the likelihood – perhaps the inevitability – of war/conflict inside of a destabilized or decimated megacity urban center like New York – and even underground.

In the program titled ‘Thunderstorm Spiral,’ the US government solicits demonstrations to tackle the challenges of megacities and underground environments, which will become increasingly prevalent as populations continue to grow.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 15 08:23

Nuclear Expert: Fukushima “like the worst nightmare becoming reality” — Released as much as 1,000 atomic bombs worth of radioactive material — “Everyone on earth has been exposed… an increase in cancer will be the result”

As for the scale of the [Fukushima] accident… we simply don’t know… all the measuring equipment was destroyed at the time of the accident…

The Japanese government has reported estimates [of] 1.5×10^16 Becquerels of Cs-137, which would make it a release of 168 times more radioactive material than the Hiroshima bombing. And this is only material released into the atmosphere…

But I myself think the government’s numbers are an underestimate. Various experts and institutes from around the world have offered several of their own estimates… some two or three times higher than the government’s numbers. According to these other estimates I think that the release of Cs-137 into the atmosphere could be around 500 times the Hiroshima bombing.

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"But more cancer is GOOD for the economy! People will have to PAY for cancer treatments. And those medical institutions will them pay higher TAXES to the GOVERNMENT!" How is this all not a wonderful thing?!? Let's blow up a reactor here in the US, like Indian Point, blame it on the Arabs, and things will be great!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 14 12:38

16 US ships used in Fukushima relief still contaminated with radiation - Navy

Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy ships that assisted in the relief efforts that followed the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan are still contaminated with low-level radiation, according to a new report.

Mar 14 09:15

The Plutonium Files: MIT scientists fed radioactive oatmeal to schoolboys to see what would happen

Between 1946 and 1953, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted a horrifying experiment in which schoolboys were fed radioactive oatmeal, simply to support marketing claims made by the Quaker Oats company!

The study was performed on more than 100 boys, many of whom were wards of the state and had been falsely declared "mentally retarded," according to The New York Times. The boys were recruited to join the "Fernald Science Club." They – and their parents, for boys who had parental guardians – were told that they were taking part in a study "in connection with the [MIT] nutrition department" aimed at "helping to improve the nutrition of our children."

Mar 14 08:57

Fukushima Five Years On: Not A Comedy Of Errors, A Calamity Of Terrors

Since it began March 11, 2011, thousands of freelancers have reported on the Fukushima-Daiichi triple reactor meltdowns and radiation gusher, the deluge of accidents, leaks, faulty cleanup efforts, the widespread contamination of workers, citizens, soil, food and water, and the long series of cancer studies, lawsuits, and ever-changing clean-up and decommissioning plans. As Japan Times reports last October, “Extremely high radiation levels and the inability to grasp the details about melted nuclear fuel make it impossible for [Tokyo Electric Power Co.] to chart the course of its planned decommissioning of the reactors.”

Mar 12 11:58

Fukushima Coverup – Radiation Still Ruining Japanese Lives

Waking Times

Fukushima was – and still is – far worse than Chernobyl. Tokyo farmland has been tested numerous times, and shown to have high levels of radiation, even though Tokyo is hundreds of kilometers away from Fukushima. Countless people have lost their houses, land, livelihood and lives while the Government continues its denial. It’s a shocking lesson about the dangers of nuclear power, and the insanity of those who would pursue profit and power over people, no matter what the cost.

Mar 12 06:17

Fukushima five years later: “The fuel rods melted through containment and nobody knows where they are now”

Today, Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic and catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, killing 20,000 people. Another 160,000 then fled the radiation in Fukushima.

Mar 11 18:14

Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

By Claire Bernish

March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima...

Mar 11 08:15

Leaking Beachfront Nuclear Reactor Near Miami Threatening Florida Everglades

By Claire Bernish

According to a study released by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday, the waters of Biscayne Bay measured 215 times the level of radioactive tritium as is found in normal ocean water...

Mar 11 07:39

Fukushima: They Knew

Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earthquake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could "completely and utterly fail" during an earthquake.

"Utterly fail during an earthquake." And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure.

The warning was in what the investigations team called The Notebook, which I'm not supposed to have. Good thing I've kept a copy anyway, because the file cabinets went down with my office building ....

Mar 11 07:15

'Shocking how many people died in Fukushima' – documentary director to RT

“The government prints the number of people who died as a result of the 2011 disaster in the newspapers every day. [In some other prefectures], the [death toll] amounts to 300-400 people in each prefecture, but in Fukushima it is over 8,000 people,” Jousan, a US director and producer who has been living and working in Japan since 1990, said.

“It is very telling about the situation in Fukushima. It is hard for everyone who is affected by the tsunami, who lost their homes and lost their families. But [in Fukushima], people are not able to go back home, they are unable to work because people won’t buy food from Fukushima, farmers cannot farm anymore. It is affecting people, and more people are dying because of that.

Mar 10 16:39

In ‘Landmark Victory,’ Japanese Court Orders Nuke Plant Shutdown

In a historic ruling described as a “wake-up call” for both the nuclear industry and the Japanese government, a district court on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of Takahaka Nuclear Plant in western Japan—a decision that was welcomed by residents and local officials who said the plant posed health and safety risks.

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Mar 10 11:33

Fla. Nuke Plant Leaking Radioactive Contamination Into Biscayne Bay

Radioactive contamination linked to the Miami-area Turkey Point nuclear power plant is entering Biscayne Bay, a new study (pdf) shows.

The findings of the University of Miami study were released this week by Miami-Dade County, and showed increased salinity as well as “tritium levels up to 215 times higher than normal in ocean water,” the Miami Herald reports.

Mar 09 16:38

Fukushima’s Mini-Me

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant New York continually leaks radioactivity into the Hudson River. This has been going on for years. Seriously!

Mar 09 16:16

Cali Shuts Down Commercial Crab Season “Indefinitely” Cites “Naturally-occurring Toxin,” but Real Culprit Is Radiation

They're trying to blame this on global warming, BUT...

Workers in the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed to SuperStation95 that the real reason for cancelling this $60 million per year commercial seafood season is: Radiation contamination of seafood from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

According to these workers, who requested anonymity because they fear losing their jobs, radiation levels in local crab, especially Rock crab, were so high that officials feared anyone who consumed the crabs would suffer immediate sickness traceable directly back to the seafood. "If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would utterly destroy California's seafood industry in days" they said.

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Mar 09 14:14

Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”

Who can you trust, turn to or rely upon during a collapse?

... if a reward or a position of power is offered, this person is far-too-willing to turn you in and turn you over...

... it's pretty obvious what THIS person wants, but it may still suprise you how far they are willing to go to get it...

... just because THIS individual has a badge doesn't mean they won't steal your stuff or take your life...

READ MORE ABOUT THE MOST DANGEROUS PERSONALITIES IN A COLLAPSE

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 09 07:03

JAPANESE PEOPLE SHUN FUKUSHIMA SURVIVORS WHILE DOCTORS REFUSE THEM CARE

In retrospect, societal norms throughout history have sometimes become fatally irresponsible. When it comes to popular movements and health trends, humanity has had its share of shameful events stamped forever into the history books. While working in Vienna General Hospital’s first obstetrical clinic, where doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards, Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis proposed the novel idea of hand washing in 1847. Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality from 35% to below 1%, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected. After his discovery, Semmelweis was committed to an insane asylum and promptly beaten to death by guards. As horrific as these visions and events can sometimes be, they continue to be played out in today’s society partially due to public ignorance, corruption, conflicts of interest and imbedded norms.

Mar 08 12:20

FPL nuclear plant canals leaking into Biscayne Bay, study confirms

A radioactive isotope linked to water from power plant cooling canals has been found in high levels in Biscayne Bay, confirming suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park.

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Mar 04 11:58

Bird poop blamed for Indian Point nuclear reactor shutdown

Bird feces piling up on power lines is the most likely reason behind the latest shutdown of the Indian Point reactor in New York, a state-commissioned probe into the incident at the aging nuclear power plant has revealed after months of investigation.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuure.

Mar 02 17:15

America's Little Fukushima: Nuclear Plant Leaking 'Uncontrollable' Amounts of Radioactive Waste Into Drinking Water of 23 Million New Yorkers

An investigation recently called upon by New York governor Andrew Cuomo after the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant reported nuclear material leaking into the areas groundwater reveals a staggering 80% increase in contamination over previous samples. Reported as a "disaster waiting to happen" experts suggest the immediate deactivation of the facility located just 25 miles north of New York City to halt the further contamination of 23 million people's drinking water.

Mar 02 07:13

‘Uncontrollable radioactive flow’ from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

No matter where you live, “uncontrollable radioactive flow” is not a phrase that you want to hear in relation to your local water source. Unfortunately for some towns located on the Hudson River, the Huffington Post reports that radioactive elements from the Indian Point nuclear power plant are most likely seeping right into the waterway and potentially contaminating the drinking water systems of several towns located along the river route.

Mar 01 13:59

Criminal Charges Against TEPCO Executives A Step Forward For Fukushima Victims

The decision to indict executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) today for their failure to take protective measures preventing the meltdown of the three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi is a major step forward for the people of Japan and a warning that Japan should phase out nuclear entirely.

Feb 29 08:20

Three executives of Fukushima power plant face jail after nuclear disaster that forced up to 100,000 to be evacuated

Three Japanese executives have been charged with negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster and will no face criminal charges.

A group of court-appointed lawyers today indicted Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co at the time of the crisis, along with two other TEPCO executives.

The three men, charged with professional negligence, were not arrested, but could now face jail if convicted for their conduct in the 2011 disaster that displaced tens of thousands of people.

Feb 27 10:02

65,000% Spike in Radiation Outside New York Nuclear Plant is Likely Worse than Fukushima

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Buchanan, NY — An uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City...

Feb 27 09:22

3 ex-TEPCO execs to be indicted Mon. over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday. The three, who will face charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury, are Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, chairman of TEPCO at the time, and two former vice presidents -- Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69.

Feb 24 20:57

The Dangers of The Phosphate Mining Industry & Fluoride

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes to the broadcast former phosphate mining supervisor Gary O. Pittman to discuss the dangers of fluoride, and the phosphate mining industry. Gary worked for Occidental Chemical Corporation for 21 years working his way up to the position of Mining Supervisor. He was injured due to his continued exposures day after day to chemicals and toxic vapors. Using his expertise and years of experience Gary gives the listener a detailed yet easy to understand lesson in the phosphate mining industry, as well as the dangers / health effects of fluoride exposure. He also covers in detail the ongoing damage to Florida’s waterways and ecosystem from the phosphate mining industry. Make sure to tune in to this very educational broadcast.

Feb 24 17:29

How This Man Converted “Underground Shelter Using a 20 Ft. Shipping Container”

In a SHTF event, underground is exactly where many people plan to go to ride out the storm of whatever has descended upon society.

Final attempt to record building of an underground shelter using a 20 ft. shipping container. For those wondering why I didn’t simply pile dirt over it without pouring a concrete cap first….. These containers are mostly sheet metal. Heavy duty as it is, the roof and sides will push inwards from the weight. Eventually the metal will rust through and you’ll be buried alive. My way will insure it is still there a few hundred years from now. Problem is, you’d better keep an eye on your sump pump. If it goes bad or loses power, you’ll go in one day and find it the whole thing flooded. A surface alarm letting you know the water level is above where it should be isn’t a bad idea. Putting the sump pump on a UPS is also a good thing.

Feb 24 11:50

Hanford contamination spread across public highway

The Environmental Protection Agency has called the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford “alarming” after a Nov. 17 windstorm.

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The good news; your tires melt the snow all by themselves now! :)

Feb 24 10:20

LANDFILL FIRE CREEPS TOWARD BURIED TONS OF ATOMIC WASTE

Dawn Chapman doesn’t barbeque much anymore. The mother of three is concerned about the rising levels of cancer in Bridgeton, Missouri, and the surrounding suburbs nestled together just north of St. Louis. But the source of the cancer, she says, isn’t in the meat. It’s in the air.

Bridgeton’s West Lake landfill sits atop 40,000 tons of radioactive waste, illegally dumped there nearly five decades ago. Much of the buried material was left over from experiments conducted as part of the Manhattan Project, the top secret crash project during World War II to build an atomic bomb. Now, an underground fire in a connected landfill could spread to the buried cache, which could send radioactive waste into the local air and water supply.

Feb 24 10:19

Tepco admits it should have declared meltdowns at Fukushima plant much earlier

Nearly five years after the nation’s worst nuclear accident, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has admitted that its staff failed to follow damage assessment guidelines, according to which they should have reported the meltdowns almost immediately.

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Instead, they got Ann Coulter to go on TV and tell you a little radiation is actually good for you!

Feb 22 12:16

Fukushima – Deep Trouble

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, fill the boxes with radioactive waste. Forthwith, that’s the amount of radioactive waste stored unsheltered in one-tonne black bags throughout Fukushima Prefecture, amounting to 9,000,000 cubic metres

But wait, there’s more to come, another 13,000,000 cubic metres of radioactive soil is yet to be collected.

Feb 20 10:38

Israeli / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)

They have already tested their bomb in Yemen! So far it hasn't been much help!

Webmaster addition: It is a huge explosion, but I am not convinced it is nuclear without radiation readings. It could be a bunker buster that hit an underground munitions storage depot.

Feb 18 08:02

Official Report: West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine

West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine-129 in rain after Fukushima — 15 Million year half-life — Detected in aquifer that supplies drinking water to large number of people — “Transported rapidly” to Canada and US — Elevated levels continued for many months

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Feb 18 08:00

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amouont of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.

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Feb 17 16:08

‘Chernobyl on Hudson River’: Governor calls for NY nuclear plant closure over radioactive leak

The Governor of New York wants the state's Indian Point, nuclear power plant shut down, after a leak of the radioactive isotope, trit-ium, contaminated ground water. Though the plant operator says the Isotope didn't move off the site, local residents are deeply concerned by the threat following a string of malfunctions.

Feb 17 14:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

Feb 16 18:15

Stopped!! Methane Blow-Out. Radioactive Fall-out. And … The Predictable Result.

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

This past Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 brought a welcome breath of fresh air to more than 4400 displaced Porter Ranch, CA residents. It was their first in more than four months. A mile or so due north and a thousand feet farther up the foothills of the Santa Susana mountains in Aliso Canyon, the nation’s worst environmental and health disaster since BP, has stopped. Natural gas well, SS-25 is dead.

Feb 11 10:59

Indian Point tritium leak 80% worse than originally reported

New measurements at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York show levels of radioactive tritium 80 percent higher than reported last week. Plant operator insists the spill is not dangerous, as state officials call for a safety probe.

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