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April 21, 2014 - 'Witness Accounts of Human Guinea Pig Trials in the Atomic 1950s,' - New information provided in an interview with an American journalist, echoing a similar disclosure in 2001 made by an Australian academic, lends support to claims made by military personnel in recent decades that secret medical experiments were carried out on prisoners or persons with disabilities at nuclear test sites over a half-century ago. The new information concerns two former air force servicemen who said they were involved separately in transporting caged humans from Panama and persons with severe mental or physical disabilities from U.K. institutions by plane to two test sites, the Nevada Test Site and Maralinga (in Australia), respectively, in the 1950s. The human subjects allegedly were put in bunkers or cages in close proximity to the ground zero of an atomic bomb open-air detonation. Some witnesses have expressed the belief that the medical experiments were ultimately fatal for the unwilling participants.

'Witness Accounts of Human Guinea Pig Trials in the Atomic 1950s' provides summaries or full testimonies of the witness accounts and examines the purpose, historical context and implications of the alleged experiments. The article also puts forward a new theory speculating on the secret collaboration between two nations in the conduct of these secret medical trials. Finally, the author puts out a call for any other witnesses of these alleged experiments to come forward and share what they know.

The article, by Andrew Kishner, is published as a chapter in this website's ebook, titled 'Deception, Cover-up and Murder in the Nuclear Age,' and has been updated from a previous version; revision date: 4/20/2014.

April 19, 2014 - '2013 Tank Leak Release Recalculated: 3 Times More Sr90,' article at To Fukushima (private blog)

April 10, 2014 - Fukushima reactors were still reactors up to 7 months after meltdowns - sufficient uranium density allowed (unregulated and open-air ~@$#!) fissioning, which means a new source term of fission products must be calculated, including revising the estimated radionuclide inventory release to the ocean via groundwater contamination; also iodine-131 gas detected across globe through end of 2011 could have been Fukushima related - more

April 5, 2014 - Trinity downwinders protest - RIP, Fred Tyler - Also, I revised the Downwinder and Phosphogypsum (radioactive drywall) pages, check them out. My book about downwinders is slowly getting there; read more about it at the downwinder link above.

March 23, 2014 - It looks like China has its own (non-radioactive) Fukushima and although the toxic pollution isn't radioactive (or mostly un-radioactive), the major trading partner to the U.S. might one day have to sacrifice because of industry pollution and pesticide overuse as much as 60 of the country's 300 million acres of agricultural land, roughly two times the total farming acreage in the State of Iowa. Like Japan, China is employing state secret laws to hide crucial environmental data related to the contamination crisis. The U.S. would never do that. {sarcasm}

March 20, 2014 - A mysterious large cloud was instantly generated on a clear evening on March 17 over the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), a long-time Army testing ground in New Mexico, that traveled to Texas and Oklahoma (where it finally dissipated). Since 'experts are unsure of what made up the plume' (source) and military sources said there wasn't a bomb test or explosion, and no eyewitnesses have yet come forward (or exist), we are left to wonder. So, what happened? - FOUR POSSIBILITIES: It was Divine Strake, which was supposedly scrapped in 2007. Two, it was the unexpected detonation of an unexploded ordnance (UXO) at WSMR or something from 1944 or 1945, when conventional explosive devices were sometimes left to rot underground - while endangering, over the span of many decades, the lives of tourists - around the 'Manhattan District,' like 'Sleeping Beauty.' Three, it was an unannounced DoD multiple live bomb drop of the MOB (Mother of all bombs) on a dusty target. Four, it was metallic particulates related to jet chaffing...or it was just a freak evening dust storm. It was actually THE week for dust storms in the American West. I refer to the cover of the book 'The American West at Risk,' which deals with land abuse in the West and its consequences; re: the book's cover, it's 5,000 feet in height. The core issue is that a secret low-level nuclear test would NOT be one of the theories being considered in events like this (a manmade mysterious cloud generated over the Trinity Site) had the U.S. closed ALL of her former and still-open NUCLEAR TEST SITES. It would help build trust with our global neighbors if we close down the NNSS AND WSMR.

March 20, 2014 - Short happy time for Fukushima children (2012 video)

March 19, 2014 - PLUTONIUM, WILL YOU FOREVER BE MY VALENTINE?: DOE - WIPP keeps releasing radiation (DOE: 'Single air sample from the ventilation exhaust recorded 61 disintegrations per minute of americium...[on] March 11')...

In fact...Nuclear Watch NM says: 'There was a larger event, before the filters, that occurred 03/13/2014 08:30 AM (368 dpm) that has not been mentioned. All this shows that the underground could still be brewing radiological activity. Perhaps this will be explained better tonight at the Town hall.'

NEW INFO: Plutonium escaped on Valentine's Day night through other ducts, unfiltered: '...there was some radioactivity coming out beyond what might have passed through the filters themselves. DOE now says that those have been sealed off, and so the ventilation and air all has to go through the filters.' - ENEnews -

Also, some interesting new details are emerging - the peak release occurring during the daytime hours on February 15th. DOE: '...the first 2 time intervals [2/14-15, 11pm-8:35am; 2/15, 8:35am-14:45pm] ...[were] the dominant release components of the event.'{February 14th, contamination release consequence assessment, Rev. 1 DOE}

What the DOE is not saying is that PLUTONIUM is ACCUMULATING in the bodies of area (Carlsbad) residents bit by bit with each passing day that WIPP keeps leaking. Plutonium lodges in the brain, lungs, testicles and other organs where it remains for decades. Even if the plutonium is removed by the body or chelation, this radiation exposure is cumulative. The body never forgets. Each exposure increases a person's cancer and genetic damage risk. WIPP area residents are now part of a group of millions of Americans across certain areas of the West who are getting irradiated over time at unsafe levels from cumulative exposures to atmospheric plutonium because of leaky (plutonium-unremediated) DOE facilities and sites. The entire plutonium-dusted area at and around WIPP is never going to be fully decontaminated; the dust will always be a threat.

March 13, 2014 - list of known North American food items tested by labs for radioactivity in 2013 on Facebook

March 13, 2014 - Las Vegas newspaper (Review Journal) is told next U.S. subcritical test to happen in several months: 'In a few months scientists expect to conduct the nation's 28th subcritical experiment in 17 years.' (Subcritical news)

March 12, 2014 - WIPP update - DOE data on WIPP stack emissions points to scientific errors & wrongdoing - I originally was led to believe that Station B filters were kept in place for four days. Now it has been revealed that the Carlsbad independent monitoring group (CEMRC) actually failed (by choice or by coercion) to reveal as information that a total of TEN 'Station B' filters were collected during the first four whole days of the accident by the D.O.E. (and examined by a DOE lab)... and not tested by the CEMRC lab! See Station B data. Why weren't these queued for testing immediately by CEMRC? Are they going to be tested ever? Also, from the DOE data, the gross alpha and beta readings of Station B filters collected on 2/15 are increasing throughout the day and a clue to this riddle's answer lies in a DOE timestamping error, which indicates that counting of the Station B filter removed at 14:45 on 2/15 was done three hours BEFORE it was removed (or at 11:34)! Also, some Station B filters had higher alpha counts when reanalyzed up to 13 days later! (This is why gross count reporting can be problematic.) Also, the HEPA filters are still not filtering the continuing WIPP alpha radiation emissions at their promised 99.97% efficiency. It's nothing close to that!- Station A data. 2014 WIPP ACCIDENT ANALYSIS

March 10, 2014 - TEPCO is spraying liquid (tritium) radioactive waste over Fukushima site ...like watering the garden... as a backdoor route to Pacific dumping that isn't counted as sea 'discharge'

March 5, 2014 - 2014 WIPP ACCIDENT ANALYSIS

March 2, 2014 - EXPERT: WITHOUT DAM BREACH, PARTS OF COLUMBIA RIVER COULD BECOME UNINHABITABLE* - WITH DAM BREACH, ARE WE DOOMED?

Feb 28, 2014 - West Coast Soft Evacuation Advisory

Feb 20, 2014 - Strontium-90 in Latest Fukushima Tank Leak = 600 Million Lethal Doses - New post at invite only-blog 'To Fukushima'

Feb 19, 2014 - Read this quote by Busby. THIS IS WHY WE ARE LOSING AND WILL LOSE THE FUKUSHIMA TRUTH BATTLE. We lost the nuclear test fallout battle. We lost the Hanford and Rocky Flats and TMI downwinder battles. We lost the DU battle. We lost the low level radiation debate! These battles are now ancient history. And WHY did we lose? BECAUSE we have not been lending support, with the deep dedication and sacrifice that's required, to the good people, the researchers and scientists who need our help to fight the mammoth nuclear establishment and their coopted-corrupted partisan lying scientists (like a certain scientist from Woods Hole). The experts on our side face enormous strain, and risks and liabilities. When these costs begin to mount and hugely outweigh the benefits (the small mentions in the alt-news or MSM news, the token gestures given by sympathizers and supporters), our team's best players inexorably get burnt out. They step back from their involvement. I'm no scientist, but I am a professional researcher and tried to lend my expertise to this field of activism. (You might have seen my post about the costs and liabilities related to my Fukushima activism.) My experience hasn't been so much different from Busby, although I'm a nobody compared to him. That why I find solace in his words.

Feb 6, 2014 - Record-high strontium-90 in past Fukushima plant groundwater sample - Kyodo News

For more extensive analysis, visit Nuclear News & Fukushima Updates.

Feb 2, 2014 - 50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima - Harvey Wasserman

Jan 27, 2014 - Today is Downwinder Day, a day to honor the memory of the official and unofficial victims, including Americans and all other global citizens, who were harmed by the fallout of mid-20th century nuclear testing. They unwillingly gave their lives to poisons that their government told them were safe. Many fought for decades for compensation and justice, which was superficially granted to a smattering of them because it was determined by leaders of nuclear-armed republics that a precedent for compensating victims of low-level overexposures would be harmful for nuclearism, for all nuclear activities. Because little was achieved in the downwinder struggle, the same lies told decades ago by 'nuclearists' are being told today, and the same obstacles to justice and compensation are being erected today, and the same unnecessary and preventable disease and pain continues with nuclear testing downwinders and victims of Fukushima and other nuclear poisonous events and places. The downwinder struggle is a global struggle between the power of the people and the power of the aligned organized states and corporations. The aligned powers use nuclear as its sword - the engine and shield for imperialism - and the people naively enjoy the fruits of economic conquest yet they are slowly dying, unknowingly, from it, from the nuclear 'sword.' We have a chance to change this in our thoughts and actions. He who lives by the nuclear weapon shall die by the nuclear weapon.

Jan 16, 2014 - STRONTIUM DATA DUMP FROM TEPCO - Fukushima's seaport ocean water levels of strontium-90 jumped up 100 to 600x at start of late summer 2012

Jan 15, 2014 - Western Civilization - Lights On But No One Home - After scores of generations of bright scholars, including Einstein and Newton, our best experts and trusted leaders nowadays regularly compare cesium-137 exposure to eating bananas and taking airplane flights. A bunch of imposters have been running the brains of our civilization. The knowledgeable people, the experts, are gone. Some unknown and very unqualified strangers are navigating and driving all of us somewhere. I don't know about you, but if I discovered this was happening, I'd say 'Holy shit' to myself and yell 'Stop the bus, I'm getting off.'



Dec 31, 2013 - TEPCO'S FUKUSHIMA CLEANUP MANAGEMENT IS TAKING A WEEK OFF FOR NEW YEARS - link

Dec 21, 2013 - Hospital 'Kidnaps' Girl With Rare Condition. Dad: 'I truly believe she is being used as a guinea pig for medical experiments.' article. The girl from West Hartford, Conn., age 15, has a condition called 'Mitochondrial Disease,' which atrophies the muscles. The 'disease' is hereditary (her sister also has it) and is a spectrum disorder (it's more common than cancer but rarely diagnosed). Studying healthy patients -perhaps using people instead of animals for unethical preclinical research testing - with Mitochondrial Disease appears to hold the clue to treating various illnesses now believed to have mitochondrial damage in common: 'A cure for mitochondrial disease could impact cures for Autism, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Muscular Dystrophy.' - Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine.

IMO - The cause of autism (scroll down page here for passage about autism) and the rest: genetic damage caused by 'global fallout' and persisting radioactive food fed into our bodies.

Dec 21, 2013 - Radioactive ocean plumes are soon hitting North America - This three decades-long increase - the greatest increase in modern history - (which has just started in some places) in background radiation in the coastal waters of the U.S. and Canada is totally being ignored by government and science alike, or more aptly likened to an asteroid that won't come within 10,000,000 miles of Earth, but is 'interesting' to scientists.

Dec 11, 2013 - Following Where the Nuclear Carrot Goes

Dec 9, 2013 - Strontium-90 values in groundwater at Fukushima 6 times higher than record high, most recent sample

Dec 4, 2013 - CHINA'S NUCLEAR ENTRY INTO SPACE - China launched its first nuclear powered spacecraft (NPS) earlier this month. It could have, in the event of a semi-probable accident, spread plutonium-238 on Earth, exposing billions of us. It's happened before on Earth. This risky action by China was not seen as a credible threat to humanity by basically anyone. China's Atomic Powered Moon-Trip and the Militarization of Space (Facebook post) - Know your nuclear satellite history hear of Cosmos 954? Or fallout from space? NASA being bad

'Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.' - Norman Cousins

Dec 2, 2013 - Mangano-Sherman-Busby Study Might Indicate a Fukushima Effect on California Newborns, But Raises Questions - A study should compare changes in nature to a control or baseline in order to demonstrate a 'before and after' effect. In this case, that should be the background level of infant congenital hypothyroidism in the past. Yet the study authors realized they could only compare to a future time-period. Why? Because '...the state of California changed its assay method used to determine TSH scores on January 1, 2011, resulting in higher scores for many newborns in 2011, [so] no meaningful comparison with prior years is possible.' It is far more convincing when studies compare to a baseline year in the past since anomalous increases are easily demonstrated this way. This is the problem with comparing to future baselines, and also a main problem with the study: we have no idea if the CH rate in 2011 in California is the same, higher or lower than pre-2011 CH average rates! True, 2012 levels dropped, along with beta levels, but how do we know if Fukushima elevated the CH rates? Before 2011, CH rates could have been at 2011 levels for years and years and years. Access study here

Dec 2, 2013 - Fukushima research is back (well, some of it) - Some of the content that I removed this past summer is now back online; announcement about book is forthcoming

Nov. 10, 2013 - I've created a new page showcasing an excerpt from my e-book 'My Fukushima Story' - Check it out!


Sept. 19, 2013 - A HYDROSPHERIC RADIATION STORM IS COMING TO THE WEST COAST SOON - In the 1960s, the AEC (the precedessor to the US D.O.E.) lied to us when insisting on a 15 year half-life 'residence time' of H-bomb fallout radiation in the stratosphere (in the skies above us); yet radiation began heavily pouring down on us within months of each bomb test at levels far above anything Fukushima has done to us. Now U.S. and Japanese authorities are lying to everyone, insisting on the opposite - and, again, fully wrong - phenomenon: that there's a small residence time for surface water radiation in the Pacific Ocean (above the thermocline) that will allow for quick (volumetric) dilution. Learn how to access new content about this here.

'When it comes to the truth about radiation and health effects, there are no experts who are honest - not in government, not in science, not anywhere. Yet, people would rather listen to liars than challenge their assumptions about the sources of the so-called truth and identify the purveyors of actual truth on this topic, the non-credentialed self-taught.' - Andrew Kishner, May 18, 2013


Work to become a better person, even a better activist, but also plan for the rare possibility that the only person who will ever appreciate your accomplishments is yourself.

Sept. 16, 2013 - 'Free' is not Freedom - Why I removed my Fukushima content from the website

Sept. 10, 2013 - Today is the 44th anniversary of Project Rulison

Sept. 5, 2013 - 'My Fukushima Story' is the title of a short essay I wrote in 2011 that I shared publicly for a brief time earlier this year. I've recently published it and you can read the description I wrote for it and buy a copy - for reading on any device - at this link: 'My Fukushima Story'.

Sept. 2, 2013 - Physicist Warns NOT To Eat Seafood With Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radiation - Urges Testing in Alaska - Letter from Daniel N. Russell, physicist

Sept. 1, 2013 - Nuclearcrimes.org's Andrew (and Karin) recorded a frank discussion about Fukushima and the seafood issue, Andrew's recent experiences with plagiarism, and how he got involved in antinuclear activism. See the Youtube video we made.

August 31, 2013 - My revised and upated response to an interview ocean scientist Ken Buesseler did with a surfing publication about Fukushima, here.

August 20, 2013 - U.S. Conducted a Plutonium Z-Machine Shot at New Mexico Government Nuclear Lab Between April 1 and June 30 This Year - Chart released by the NNSA

August 9, 2013 - Understanding Why Busby Downplays Fukushima Risks to Americans - In a nutshell, 1960s fallout was far, far worse, quantatively speaking, in the U.S.A. than what has been seen with Fukushima's impacts so far. However, with Fukushima, wild caught seafood consumption in the U.S. might be the game changer.

July 18, 2013 - Q&A forum for nuclear emergencies - To be activated during large accident-related radiation releases, Nuclearcrimes.org has developed an interactive Q&A, or question and answer, module with 'community' features. UPDATE: will be ACTIVATED again when the plumes hit the West Coast in 2014

July 3, 2013 - France makes huge disclosure about radioactive contamination resulting from its South Pacific nuke testing - plutonium dumped repeatedly on Tahiti, 1250 km away - Article

June 30, 2013 - REVISED! A New Ointment to Treat Activist Burnout by Andrew Kishner

June 12, 2013 - Exelon cancels power uprate plans for LaSalle and other nuke plants, for now - hurrah Article - More on LaSalle

June 3, 2013 - Nuclear fallout from 1950s Nevada tests possibly linked to lymphoma cluster in New York State - 'Stolen Lives,' a new book by Bill Heller (who previously wrote in his book 'A Good Day Has No Rain' about a 'rainout' that heavily irradiated upper New York State with A-bomb fallout), was released in late April to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the atomic test "Simon." Heller documents a cluster of Hodgkin's lymphoma cases in area residents linked to the 1953 fallout event. More at Heller's website

May 16, 2013 - You Googled 'What!?' - Why you have to work harder when searching for nuclear truths

May 11, 2013 - Strontium-90 levels detected in Japanese food fed to children - Test results presented in a recent report (withheld for 11 months) may have been for foods really NOT from Fukushima - laboratory techniques are questionable: a lower 'MDC' would yield more positive detects of sr-90. Japan still thinks levels of the worst internal emitters (sr-90, pu-239) are too low to warrant food testing for them.

May 1, 2013 - Gail Snyder and Andrew Kishner discuss LaSalle on 'Nuclear Hotseat' - More news about LaSalle nuclear plant

April 24, 2013 - Baby-Boomer Downwinder Cancer Occurrences Gives New Urgency for Amending Radiation Compensation Legislation

April 19, 2013 - Analysis of safety issues and incident on April 17th at LaSalle by Potrblog.com - link to video

April 17, 2013 - LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station VENTS RADIATION - LIKE TMI, NO MONITORING, NO HONESTY - Nuclear plant vented unfiltered radiation with no monitoring and no one knows what(or if it) happened - LaSalle 2-BWR facility was hit by lightning, reactors scrammed, emergency cooling was failing, pressure built in containment, gases vented unfiltered from containment - monitoring failed - leaks and other problems not reported until days later - media blackout on venting - NRC doesn't care - our initial report and our analysis of the types of radioactive gases released in unfiltered vent - THIS 'LASALLE TECHNIQUE' WILL BE USED AGAIN! - Learning. LaSalle.

April 10, 2013 - Nuclear disasters will be less cleaned up and incur 400 times more radiation-linked cancers thanks to EPA's new guidelines

March 21, 2013 - Linking fetal deaths with nuclear disasters - Dr. Koerblein finds that the drop in live births in Japan nine months after 3/11 was not a chance event - the best explanation is spontaneous abortions (e.g., miscarriages)

March 21, 2013 - NO ESCAPE FROM CAPE DURING NUKE DISASTER In case of a meltdown at the Pilgrim reactor in Eastern Massachusetts, state officials will actually close bridges to PREVENT Cape Cod residents from escaping. more

March 11, 2013 - U.S. conducted two unannounced Z-machine tests on plutonium in late 2012- Learn about Sandia's Z-Machine tests

March 3, 2013 - XENON-133 GAS PICKED UP FROM NORTH KOREA N-TEST

March 1, 2013 - Hanford: Where DOE Lies Run Deep and Nuclear Waste Runs Deeper - U.S. DOE Determined to N-O-T Know Extent of Leaking Waste Problem

February 14, 2013 - FINAL EIS FOR THE NEVADA TEST SITE issued here. D.O.E. is going to soon announce the beginning of DEPLETED URANIUM testing in southern Nevada..

February 2013 - North Korea conducts its third nuclear test

Proliferation aspect: IPPNW issues statement on DPRK nuclear test. Read about the prospect of a radioactive leak from the 'nuke-tunnel' in North Korea on our Facebook page, and learn about what's involved in third-party confirmation of an underground nuclear test

February 11, 2013 - EVERY 100-1,000 HYDRAULIC FRACKING INJECTIONS DUMP ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF IODINE-131 INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AS THE 1979 THREE MILE ISLAND ACCIDENT

February 1, 2013 - Findings from Dr. Alfred Koerblein's paper 'Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima': a statistically significant 3-fold rise in infant mortality in Fukushima Pref. in the second month after the meltdowns; similar 'pronounced peaks' across the Japanese population in that month (May) and in December of 2011; 'parallel mortality peaks' when compared to Chernobyl data; and nine months after the meltdowns there was an expected number of live births in Japan in the low 90,000s, however the actual number was about 5,000 (births) below that prediction.

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'Atomic Wounds' (highly recommended documentary film to watch)


'Atomic Wounds' - documentary film (2006) - Summary: 'At 89, Doctor Hida, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima, continues to care for some of the other quarter of a million survivors. Atomic Wounds retraces his dedicated journey and highlights how the terrible danger of radiation was concealed by successive American administrations in the 50's - 70's so that nuclear power could be freely developed, with no concern for public health.' Visit English language film website / Transcript

For recommended reading after seeing this documentary, you are encouraged to read Chapter 1, titled 'Trinity in New Mexico to Atomic Attack in Japan,' from my free e-book (discussion of Japan begins at bottom of page 2) - page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4

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3 radiation monitors down for 3 days in the pool to accept fuel assemblies from reactor4 SFP
Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

3 radiation monitors were down for 3 days in common usage pool. This pool is to stock the fuel assemblies removed from reactor4 spent fuel pool.   The monitors are to measure the atmospheric dose one a day. They didn’t measure from 4/19 to 4/21. Tepco didn’t notice it until 13:45 of 4/22/2014.   They [...]

Tepco considers to track workers by location information in Fukushima plant having series of suspicious “accidents”
Posted on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Following up this article.. Someone turned on 4 irrelevant pumps / 203t of 37,000,000,000 Bq/m3 contaminated water transferred to wrong place [URL]   Tepco considers to track all the Fukushima workers by location information, they stated in the meeting of NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) on 4/18/2014.   Tepco cannot deny the possibility that someone entered [...]

Continuous troubles in ALPS / A filtration part is imported from France
Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Related to this article.. 4,200,000,000Bq of β and 10,000,000 Bq of γ nuclides leaked from ALPS again / New technology never get into operation [URL]   A part in the filtration of multiple nuclide removing system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) is imported from France.   Tepco stated in the meeting of NRA (Nuclear Regulation [...]

“Mitsubishi Heavy Industries trying to quit being in cooperate with Areva”, a Fukushima worker
Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Following up this article.. 3 vice presidents of Tepco’s new Fukushima company are from nuclear makers / Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Hitachi GE [URL]   The government of Japan and Tepco are sticking to the policy “All Japan” to eliminate foreign capital on decommissioning Fukushima plant. However, the 3 vice presidents of Tepco’s new inner company include [...]

Huge tanks shipped to Fukushima plant / One gets full within less than 2 days
Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

    Following up this article.. Tepco to carry new contaminated water tanks directly from the factory by transport ships [URL]   Tepco started carrying 6 contaminated water tanks from the factory in Mitsubishi heavy industries in Hyogo to Fukushima plant. The contaminated water is increasing faster than Tepco builds the new tanks in the [...]

4,200,000,000Bq of β and 10,000,000 Bq of γ nuclides leaked from ALPS again / New technology never get into operation
Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Extremely high level of radiation leaked from multiple nuclide removing system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System). This system has been continuously in the serious trouble since they started the hot test last Spring. However, Tepco doesn’t change their plan to try to purify 1,960 m3 / day of contaminated water from this Summer. ALPS is [...]

[Assumption overturned] Bypass water already exceeded the safety limit / Tepco “won’t stop pumping up”
Posted on Thursday April 17, 2014

Following up this article.. Tepco started pumping up the bypass water to discharge / Tritium density jumped up to 87% of desired safety level [URL]   The tritium density already exceeded their desired safety limit before even starting to discharge.   It was one of the 12 bypass wells. From the sample of 4/15/2014, Tepco [...]

10 μSv/h from a container to ship to Taiwan / Honmoku pier in Yokohama
Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

4.5 ~ 10 μSv/h was measured from a container on 4/13/2014. It was to be shipped from Honmoku pier to Taiwan, but it is not announced what is specifically in the container.   The employee of Japan Post Holdings detected the radiation level over 5 μSv/h before loading, which is higher than the safety limit [...]

Someone turned on 4 irrelevant pumps / 203t of 37,000,000,000 Bq/m3 contaminated water transferred to wrong place
Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

203 m3 of highly contaminated water was transferred to the wrong plant buildings. Cs-134/137 density was 37,000,000,000 Bq/m3 in the wrongly transferred water.   The basement floors of reactor1~4 retain the coolant water and groundwater that increase by 400 m3 per day. Both of them are highly contaminated. Tepco pumps it up and reuse it [...]

1 m3 of contaminated water leaked again / “Did someone make a hole on the tank for malicious purpose again ?”
Posted on Sunday April 13, 2014

1m3 of contaminated water leaked from another contaminated water tank. Tepco announced the leakage has already been stopped because all the water has gone out.   It was a 1m3 plastic tank beside 1,000m3 class of tanks. It is not explained why the tank was left there. A sub-contract worker found the tank was empty [...]


Public documents of interest we uploaded online onto two Scribd.com accounts: 1. Documents 2. Documents



Post Cold-War Rehab

A culture that hides its abuses is like a drug addict. While it is easy to conceive how an individual's exploitation of a drug substance can lead to destructive behavior that he/she 'wills' into oblivion - the addict develops a 'blind spot' to his/her abuse to self and other - it remains difficult for most people to imagine that the nurturing role of modern day culture to the individual can allow the same addictive and destructive tendencies. Many of our nation-cultures have committed or tolerated horrific humans rights abuses during the Cold War. These abuses were driven by the uncontrollable desire of several nation-states to exploit the magic power of nuclear fission energy. These nations' societies, the cultures themselves, developed and assimilated into the fabric of culture a 'blind spot' to the abuses related to this exploitation. As a consequence of this, grave human rights crimes have remained ignored, unaddressed and suppressed across our connected cultures and post-Cold War 'nuclear crimes' are being freshly committed.

We are all complicit in the present-day abuses. And while most of us did not play a role (or perhaps weren't alive) during the worst nuclear abuses of the Cold War, we are complicit in these past abuses because of our failure to use our abilities of influence (through our rights and liberties) to right the wrongs in the present. Because of these failures, we are personally responsible for our indirect role in the abuse(s) and we must own up to this. 'Rehab' means facing the reality of our addiction and the abuse we have dealt to others and ourselves. Rehab also entails striving to understand and address the underlying reasons for our failures as both citizens and individuals.

This website was my 'coping' strategy during my 'Post Cold War Rehab' and in it I have analyzed episodes of the nuclear age during which the U.S. and her allies committed 'nuclear crimes' and suppressed them with the consent of culture. My hope is that we - the collective of our cultures - rehabilitate from the Cold War and its continuing abuses because our failure to do so will further endanger the health and survival of the collective. Should we fail to face the totatily of our nuclear demons, we face the same fate as the unhealed addict. We risk the widening of our 'blind spot' and an uncontrolled 'speeding up' towards even greater abuse and catastrophe.


How does the story end?

First, they created nuclear weapons. And these scared many, many people. So they created a nuclear energy industry and said 'Look here. Don't fear. This atom business is clean and safe. We can be trusted with it.'
The people believed them.
Then the cancers from all the fallout began showing up. So they said, 'People, people! It's not our blame. It's your lifestyle. But don't fear. We're working on the cure.'
And the people believed them.
Then fear began knocking on their door as they realized they couldn't manage hiding so many of their lies. So they said that the leaks of state secrets are among the biggest threats to the security of our republics and that any freedoms that enable the leakage of these secrets must be taken away for our own good.
And the people agreed with them.
Then...

March 21, 2014 - Beyond Nuclear's Paul Gunter Tells Tom Hartmann on RT.com that USS Ronald Reagan Was Trying To Hook Up Carrier's Reactor To a Sea Cable to Restore Electrical Power At Daiichi When The Ship, The Ship's Drinking Water and Its Crew Became Heavily Irradiated - Gunter (March 9, 2014): 'It's been our concern that they were there to lay a power line from the ship's nuclear reactor to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, which were in station blackout and they were trying to re-power up the cooling systems. So they had to get this aircraft carrier in really close. And, as a result,... [radioactive ocean plumes contaminated the ship's desalinized] drinking water...and [by airborne plumes, too] a lot of crew members got exposed.' (RT story title 'NAVY Knew USS Reagan Was Contaminated')

WAIT! If this true, then the U.S. government surely should be backing a nuclear reactor phaseout globally. Maybe the U.S. government was diehard pro-nuclear and in denial before Fukushima, but what Uncle Sam felt it had to do during the March 2011 crisis, which was to make an immense SACRIFICE of the health of young sailors and also incredibly pricy military property to stop Fukushima's reactors 1-3 from melting down, must now be considered. The U.S. has sacrificed a $4.5 billion warship and the health of hundreds of sailors to stop a nuclear power disaster and therefore we must weigh this extreme cost, along with all the other ones, against the benefits of nuclear power.


U.S. FDA ADMITTED HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE IMPORTED FOOD AFTER CHERNOBYL WITHOUT TELLING AMERICANS

The U.S. FDA allowed very contaminated foods - which would be considered unfit for consumption by Japan's standards - to enter the U.S. marketplace in 1986-1988 and never told anyone.

In the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl accident (and Mighty Oak coverup), the FDA's food sampling and testing program found that imported foods from countries affected by the Soviet nuclear disaster, including Greece, Italy, and Turkey (among other nations), contained radioactive cesium at over three times the legal limit now used in Japan in the Fukushima aftermath. This Chernobyl tainted food, which the FDA let Americans eat without any notification or alert, was hundreds of times more radioactive than normal and included food items containing as much as 370 becquerels per kilogram of cesium-134 and cesium-137. Japan applies a legal limit of 100 becquerels per kilogram for radioactive cesium content in food.

A set of photocopies of the FDA radiation tabulations were made public upon a 2008 FOIA request by a Maine citizen. The findings were mentioned in the 2011 book 'Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,' by Alexey Yablokov, Vassily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko. See the FDA declassified data, 'FDA Radionuclides in Foods Program - Imported Foods Findings - May 1986 Through December 1988'.


LEARNING TO HATE THE BOMB: WHO IS A VICTIM OF THE ATOMIC BOMB?

Is an atomic bomb victim one who was in a city attacked by an atom bomb? Or is it one whose city was attacked with fallout?

Could it be both?

Sankichi Toge was a survivor of Hiroshima.  His poems 'August 6th' and 'At the First-Aid Station,' excerpted below, help us imagine the horror of the world unleashed on August 6th, 1945: 

'How could I ever forget that flash of light!'   

'Buildings split, bridges collapsed'

'The fire-flood shifted on.' 

'murky, quivering flames' 

'burning, festering Hiroshima' 

'skin dangling like rags'

'Limbs twitching, oozing blood and foul secretions' 

'Eyes all puffed-up slits of white' 

'spilt brains' 

'Pot-bellied, one-eyed with half their skin peeled off, bald' 

'Heaps, God knew who they were....'

Several years ago a group called Mohave Downwinders solicited letters from members of a rural Arizona county as part of an attempt to expand a federal program to compensate radiation victims.  The locals wrote about the radiation injuries they suffered or witnessed in their families that they believed were linked to low and medium level fallout from Nevada nuclear bomb tests.  Here are some excerpts:

'They opened him up, and the sewed him back up and sent him home. They said their was nothing that they could do. So we watched our father shrink up to nothing'

'At the time my sister was ill, several other young people were diagnosed with the same type of acute leukemia. All died within several weeks of each other.'

'up until the time he was about three, he had to have shots of whole blood about every three weeks... The doctor said it was a form of childhood anemia/leukemia.'

'Many times he begged his daughter to "go in the bedroom and get my gun" to take away the his pain and devastating humiliation of his now wasted and nonfunctioning body.'

'She could not eat, or have a desire to eat. The cancer starved her to death.'

'Out of the last four pregnancies, I am the only one to live....Baby #2: Miscarried -... This baby was missing a foot.'

'Our only daughter was born with birth defects ...and died a few days after she was born'

'I also had two sisters that died of brain tumors'


Learn more about downwinders


Anti-nuclear activists sent to prison for protesting U.S. government's continued work on modernizing nuclear weapons at Y-12

February 18, 2014

Lawyers allege work at Y-12 violates the letter, intent or spirit in part or whole of the U.N. Charter, The Nuremberg Principles and Non Proliferation Treaty

SENTENCING: Nun Gets 35 Months, The Other 2 Belonging to the 'Oak Ridge 3' Get 5+ Years WHEREAS Armed Hijackers Who Threatened to Crash Plane into Oak Ridge Reactor Barely Served 8 Years in PRISON

What is the nuclear weapons complex?

Review of what transpired legally: On July 28, 2012, three protesters broke into the grounds of a nuclear weapons complex facility called the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility. (read more below about their action) They were arrested and a trial was originally set for February 26, 2013, but the date was pushed back to May 7, 2013. A pretrial hearing was held in February 2013. They were found guilty on all counts in May by the jury, and the judge felt the nature of their 'crimes' required incarceration pending sentencing; so they were denied release. They awaited sentencing in the Irwin County Detention Facility in Ocilla, Georgia, through (the sentencing hearing) 2/18/2014, when they were told they must serve the following terms in prison; Megan Rice: 35 MONTHS; Michael R. Walli: 62 MONTHS (5 YRS, 2 MONTHS); and Greg Boertje-Obed: 62 MONTHS (5 YRS, 2 MONTHS)

62 Months Sounds A Bit Excessive? Like The Punishment Doesn't Fit the Action? - If you're unsure if a 5+ year prison sentence for a peaceful protest seems excessive, here's some food for thought: A federal grand jury in 1972 rendered a guilty verdict on three Americans who hijacked a plane that year and threatened to crash it into a nuclear research reactor at Oak Ridge; they also shot and injured the pilot. Their triple-count federal indictments carried a maximum of two life sentences plus 20 years in prison yet the sentence handed to them by a federal judge in 1981 was 20 years and ultimately they served about eight years each. (Learn more by searching 'Southern Airways Flight 49.' Interesting to note, one of the hijackers, Louis Moore, told the Associated Press in 2011 that 'he orchestrated the hijacking to vent his rage and draw attention to a situation in Detroit where he and other blacks were being "terrorized" by police.' {'1972 hijacker doesn't regret incident,' AP, 9.19.2011}. Thirty years earlier, in 1981, Moore told the AP that he and another accomplice in the 1972 hijacking had 'been asked in 1971 to testify against a group of Detroit policemen on brutality charges. Shortly after they agreed, he said, he began receiving threatening calls. Then he was arrested on a rape charge, which he contended was intended to get him not to testify. Moore said police later approached him with pictures of his family, threatening their well-being if he testified. He said the hijacking was an attempt to get attention and to get protection for their families.' {'Guilty Pleas Entered By Three In Plane Hijacking,' AP, 2.3.1981}

The 'Oak Ridge 3' group was at first indicted on three counts, including trespassing. In December 2012, the trespassing charge was replaced with a sabotage charge. Here's how the group responded to this change in the indictment: 'The Government threatened to charge us with the more serious crime of sabotage if we did not plead guilty. We chose to exercise our constitutional right to a jury trial and refused to bow down to their threats. So the government has added serious new charges which expose us to an additional twenty years in prison for our peacemaking actions.'

On April 25, 2013, the second of the three counts was dropped: this was described as 'Count II - Damage to a structure within Y-12, carrying up to 5 or 10 years in prison.' Here's the breakdown of the two counts, of which all three protestors were found guilty:

Count I - Damage to national security defense materials, with a fine and or imprisonment up to 20 years under 18 USC 2155. The prosecution has also added 18 USC 2152 which is harm to, among other things, torpedoes from submarines. That claim carries an additional imprisonment of up to 5 years. According to the TNPlowshares blogpost of December 5th, 2012: 'The protestors face a 20-year maximum charge for damage to national security defense materials under the sabotage act...'

Count II - Damage in excess of $1000 - up to 10 years in prison.
(source).

Extracts from Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss (pdf)

ACTIONS OF SR. RICE, MR. WALLI AND MR. BOERTJE-OBED

On July 28, 2012, Sr. Megan Rice, 82, Michael R. Walli, 63, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, passed through four fences in a two hour walk at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility. The three peacemakers called themselves the Transform Now Plowshares after the quote in Isaiah 2:4: "They shall hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."

They took this action as people of faith in order to transform illegal weapons of mass destruction into real, life-giving alternatives to build true peace.

The three reached the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Nuclear Facility. They splashed human blood on the building. They hammered on the wall. They stretched crime scene tape across the area. They spray painted words on the walls. Work for Peace not War; The fruit of justice is peace; Woe to the empire of blood; and Plowshares please Isaiah. They hung two banners which said Transform Now Plowshares and Swords Into Plowshares Spears Into Pruning Hooks - Isaiah."{sic} They carried a bible, candles, and white roses.

They carried white roses in remembrance of the White Rose non-violent resistance group that challenged Hitler in Nazi Germany in 1942 and 1943. Members of the White Rose were arrested, convicted and executed for their opposition to the crimes of the government of Adolph Hitler.

...When a guard arrived, they read aloud their statement and offered the guard bread and started singing peaceful songs.

Their statement read:

Today, through our nonviolent action, we, Transform Now Plowshares, indict the U.S. government nuclear modernization program, including the new Uranium Processing Facility planned at Oak Ridge and the dedication of billions of public dollars to the continuation of the Y-12 facility.

WHEREAS, This program is an ongoing criminal endeavor in violation of international treaty law binding on the United States under the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article VI: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

WHEREAS, The United States is bound by the United Nation's Charter, ratified and signed in 1945. Its preamble affirms that its purpose is to "save future generations from the scourge of war". It directs that "all nations shall refrain from the use of force against another nation". Article II regards the threat to use nuclear weapons as ongoing international criminal activity.

WHEREAS, The Nuremberg Principles also promulgated in 1945, primarily by the U.S., prohibit crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. They render nuclear weapons systems prohibited, illegal, and criminal under all circumstances and for any reason.

WHEREAS, The U.S. government is obligated as well by the Non Proliferation Treaty, in force since 1970 that requires the signers to pursue negotiations in good faith and to eliminate nuclear weapons at an early date. The U.S. government is also obligated by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which prohibits full-scale nuclear explosions.

THEREFORE, the work planned at Oak Ridge violates all these agreements and is thus criminal.

Oak Ridge Y-12 is slated to receive more than $6.5 billion in federal funding over the next decade for continuing nuclear weapons production. The new Uranium Processing Facility is expected to sustain a nuclear arsenal of 3000-3500 weapons beyond the middle of the century. Additional production facilities are sought as well. Instead of eliminating nuclear weaponry, Oak Ridge Y-12 perpetuates it through the nuclear modernization program.

Against these continuing violations of treaty law, we assert our human right to civil resistance. Furthermore we affirm as crucial the human right to be free from these crimes. The Nuremberg Principles not only prohibit such crimes but oblige those of us aware of the crime to act against it. "Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity...is a crime under International Law".

The ongoing building and maintenance of Oak Ridge Y-12 constitute war crimes that can and should be investigated and prosecuted by judicial authorities at all levels. We are required by International Law to denounce and resist known crimes.

For the sake of the whole human family threatened by nuclear weapons, and for the sake of our Planet Earth, which is abused and violated, we indict the Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapon facility and all government officials, agencies, and contractors as responsible for perpetuating these war crimes.

They were ultimately arrested and face this criminal prosecution.

... ARGUMENT THREE: THE PROPERTY DAMAGED IN THIS CASE WAS PROTECTING ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES THUS NONVIOLENTLY DISARMING THESE WEAPONS AND THE FENCES THAT SURROUND THEM IS REASONABLE AND JUSTIFIED

Justice and history will not accept that nonviolent protest and symbolic disarmament of weapons of mass destruction should be punished with prison terms in order to protect hundreds of metric tons of enriched uranium which are solely designed to destroy people and property on an unimaginable scale. It would challenge both law and justice to suggest that US law protects fences around illegal weapons which are calculated to kill tens of thousands and maim many more.

The damaged property at issue concealed and protected the production, processing and storage of materials and components of nuclear weapons, illegal weapons of mass destruction. So the actions taken by defendants to nonviolently expose and symbolically disarm weapons of mass destruction were legal, reasonable and justified.27 The elements of the crime of criminal damage to property cannot be met where the property at issue can only be used in connection with a war crime.

As Professor Boyle points out: "All charges must be dismissed because the court may not apply the protection of property statutes in a way that ignores or abrogates the fundamental laws of war. In these circumstances, where the alleged "property" is part of ongoing planning, preparation for illegal and criminal threat of or use of the most grotesque weapons of mass destruction these defendants acted lawfully and reasonably to prevent egregious and fundamentally prohibited of all crimes, war crimes."28

Anabel Dwyer notes "These defendants issued a "wake-up call" by pointing out and exposing the Y-12 National Security Complex personnel's active plans, preparations, participation and conspiracy in continuing threat or commission of nuclear holocaust and environmental devastation. This is surely a grievance if not the grievance that warrants such a considered act in this democracy."29

Dwyer concluded: "...the opinion the International Court of Justice made it eminently clear that nuclear weapons and the rule of law cannot coexist...These fundamental rules and principles of humanitarian law or the specific rules of law which limit the use of force are binding U.S. law and peremptory. No US trespass or protection of property statute can be interpreted to abrogate these laws of war or authorize their infraction."30

...GLOBAL PRECEDENT

In Ireland, five peace activists, calling themselves the "Pitstop Ploughshares" were arrested in 2003 for breaking into an airport hangar and using hammers to cause millions of dollars of damage to a US Navy C48 supply plane which was en route to the war in Iraq. After arguing that they were trying to prevent war crimes, they were unanimously acquitted by a jury on July 25, 2006 after a trial which put the war in Iraq before the jury members.32

Groups of peace activists in the UK who were charged with criminal damage to property for smashing vehicles used to load bombs and others found with tools and paint to be used against US Air Force planes were tried but not able to be found guilty because their juries hung.33

In January 2009, nine people were arrested in Belfast for chaining themselves to the door of Raytheon protesting the supply of military computers to Israeli Defense Forces. In their defense, they argued that Raytheon was aiding and abetting war crimes in Gaza and their actions were intended to prevent these war crimes. They were acquitted by their jury in June 2010.34 In March 2010, four Australian peace activists, calling themselves the 'Bonhoeffer 4' (after the German anti-Nazi theologian) trespassed onto an air base and shut it down for a day. At their trial in June 2010 the magistrate found them not guilty.35


Nuremberg principles: (excerpt)

(c) Crimes against humanity:

Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.

Principle VII. Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.



Einstein as Prophet

Albert Einstein once said that 'the unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.' What did he mean by this? He meant that with atomic fission we must stop thinking in terms of ...

WARS -

'Do we think that because nuclear warheads haven't been used in conflict since 1945, they won't ever again be used? Is this logical thinking? Do we really think cooler minds will always prevail, on both sides, during even the worst imaginable armed conflict? At some point our enemies (or ourselves) will resort to throwing even the kitchen sink during their battles.' (source).

Helen Caldicott noted in a 1986 speech:

'[humankind/'man'] still thinks he can fight, thus we drift towards unparallel [sic] catastrophe, in other words nuclear winter and the end of life on earth... the next step is and [sic] the most significant step in 3 million years of human evolution is that war is obsolete. And if we can overcome that, we'll grow up emotionally, and we will propagate the human race further. If we don't, we'll know in our lifetime that we failed, you and I.' (source).

Have we fully adapted our thinking to living under the constant threat of nuclear war? Not really. We really don't think about instant annihilation.

'AT ANY MOMENT, a lone nuclear warhead launched from a missile silo at any place on Earth could begin an irreversible and sudden global catastrophe. In the very near future, just seconds away from now, many of us could unexpectedly be incinerated just like the victims of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. More likely, if you're not located in the explosive zone of an international nuclear weapons target, you'll know it's happening: you'll lose electricity or see a flash light up the sky or your windows around you will begin crashing as a shock-wave stampedes through your surroundings.'(source).
We aren't saying 'Farewell' to our families each morning that we leave to work or school...with the real, though slight, expectation that we'll never see them again...because a nuclear war will happen sometime between breakfast and dinner.

Also, we haven't adapted to the reality of manmade radioactive pollution that has been created with atomic fission...this strange, new type of pollution has repeatedly made contact with and has permeated all living things on the globe.

'That radioactive elements created by us are found in nature is an astounding event in the history of the earth and of the human race. To fail to consider its importance and its consequences would be a folly for which humanity would have to pay a terrible price.' - Albert Schweitzer
Radioactive pollution is more toxic than poisons like DDT or mercury BUT at even smaller concentrations. Manmade radiopoisons are also more toxic than virtually all forms of naturally occurring radiation because manmade radiation types have stronger outputs of ionizing energies and also have tendencies to pool in organs owing to their being 'mineral analogs' (they are mistaken for essential minerals in our bodies and pool in vital organs). We don't think that barely detectable levels of these radiopoisons - ingested or inhaled at any moment, at any meal, with any breath - could be potently strong enough alone to lead to cancer, leukemia, genetic damage, etc...
'You can eat all the greens or take cream color-coated pills of antiwhatnots and exercise all you want and you'll probably have the same chance of getting cancer as the 3-pack-a-day alcoholic next door.' source
Healthy living is an obsolete notion. Same as war. Same as a day that we can be sure that the lifenet on Earth will not face its mortal blow. All of this...because of our failure to adapt to the atom...

"We live in a time that a science fiction book would refer to as 'that time when everything had already changed, only people were too scared, too ignorant or too arrogant to understand and they pretended and acted as if everything was still normal and it wasn't.'" - Libbe HaLevy, Three Mile Island survivor

It all started in 1945. With Hiroshima and Nagasaki, like the A-bomb itself, humanity leapt from a plane yet never cared to fold the parachute in the correct way. So we drift, or fall rather, straight down towards a concrete parking lot and we are turning a blind eye to this fate. And how did this happen? Because we just couldn't handle the 'imminent death' threat thing from nuclear war, so we just stopped thinking about it! And when the first signs of mass radiological poisoning started showing up in the wake of peak global nuclear bomb testing fallout in the mid-1960s, we stopped looking into it. And when it became apparent that military conflicts could really spiral out of control and precipitate a nuclear exchange...this thought too was put aside.

Our 'modes of thinking' upon splitting the atom is already doing this...bringing us to unprecedented disaster. We must think outside of the box that's nicely wrapped with the pretty tag 'atomic energy and weapons - safe and nice' and place a global ban on atomic energy release before it puts us in a box of our own.


A conversation about LIFE

Person A: Why don't many people come to my church?

Person B: Maybe it's because most people are not interested in religious issues.

Person A: But why not? These issues affect their health and their children, their future..

Person B: Sure. And denial isn't just a river in Egypt.

Person A: But if it's good for them and they're in denial, should we not try to compel them to wake up and...

Person B: If they aren't interested, they aren't interested. Just because people know - or should know - what's good for them doesn't mean people actually do these things. Most people do what they want, even when they know it's not good for them in the short and long term... As for compelling them, what's the point? If people are not interested in your religion - or it could be art, theory, invention, style, look, science, or whatever - why would you want them poking around your vestibule - or look at your manifesto, studio, gallery, invention space, or papers - if they aren't interested? Even if you have uncovered something new that could better ther lives, yet they don't want to hear it, then they don't want to hear it. Period. Using the horse and water metaphor, if you force a horse to drink, the beast would probably spit out the water and the whole thing would be a waste of time in the end. The question at hand here is why would you want people who are not interested in any of these things, including your gospel, visiting your church in the first place?

Person A: You mean even if their spirituality, even their health, depended on it...You're saying I should be happier without them showing up than showing up unwillingly?

Person B: Right. People, that is human beings, are as mighty, determined and stubborn as any horse. You can lead the horse to the water, but if the horse wants to die of thirst, then that's what it's interested in. That's what you have to make peace with - the horse's intent. Not yours or the cause you champion.

Person A: I never thought of it that way.

Person B: I think of it this way, a sort of silver lining. The revolutions in the 18th century that birthed many of the present-day democracies grew out of a commonly-held belief that people should be able to choose their paths and that government should be there to secure this liberty for her citizens - to guarantee self-determination. So, if people want to choose to actually do nothing with their freedoms and let things around them rot, including themselves, then that's their choice. If you look inside, you'll see that this is what we do when we have newly found freedom, whether it is freedom from poverty, from loneliness, from disease...we enjoy a period of apparent hedonism bordering on self-destruction. We revel in the freedom to the point of suffocation. Maybe in our civilization's collective mind we are healing from centuries and centuries of repression that forms part of our shared cultural memory and presently we are enjoying this freedom even if we are being careless. The freedom to deterioriate. I warrant it's preferred to be this way rather than people under tyranny who are miserable and wanting to rot and die, right? Let a free man die if he wishes. Just like the horse. You can't know why people or a horse would want to not drink water when thirsty. You can't know when, if ever, it will regain thirst. It has the freedom to want to die, or to flirt with death and then pull itself back to life. Why does this happen? Because the universe is full of mystery. Sometimes unexpected and irrational things are good. Sometimes unexpected, irrational things are heart-breaking. But don't let it upset you. If we only experience the expected, rational thing, no one would fall in love, no butterfly would ever grace you with its surprising sight and no sunset would ever be more striking than any other.

Person A: And, sorry to sound dramatic, but what if their choice to use freedom for death, as you imply, means death for all, including me. And you.

Person B: You weren't brought into the world by yourself. Others helped you into being. You aren't fabricated of anything not found in the soil outside your domicile. You can't make your life into exactly what you wish, and live as long as you wish, and ward off disaster when you wish. You are connected to all things and that means when one person or a billion of them allow things to rot, you have no choice. Thank the universe that things were okay enough that you were brought into existence, and in health and in a family and in a community. That is the miracle. Chaos is ordinary.


Energy Ranges for EPA RADNET 'Gamma Charts'
Energy Range Number&nsbp; Gamma Energies (keV)
1 Reserved by software for instrument stabilization
2 100-200
3 200-400
4 400-600
5 600-800
6 800-1000
7 1000-1400
8 1400-1800
9 1800-2200
10 2200-2800

Common Manmade and Natural Radioisotopes, their energy levels and ranges

Intro

The nine gamma energy ranges cited in the nearby box are expressed as units of electron-volts, which actually are used to define all energies on the electromagnetic spectrum, including audible sound (i.e., music, voices), radio waves (i.e., TV and radio antenna signals), microwaves (i.e., wifi, cell phones, microwave ovens, radar), infrared radiation (i.e., hamburger and fries heating lamps), visible light (stuff you see with your eyes) and ultraviolet light (think tanning salon).&nsbp;&nsbp;

Electromagnetic energies corresponding to gamma and X-rays are called 'ionizing radiation.'&nsbp; Energies of this sort are in the thousands or millions of electron-volts or keV or MeV (k=1000) (M=mega) (eV =electronvolt).

Common manmade ones

Cobalt-60 (Co-60) .. 1173 & 1332 keV

Tellurium-129 (Te-129)...&nsbp; ? keV&nsbp;

Tellurium-129m (Te-129m)...&nsbp; 697 keV - Range 5

Iodine-129 (I-129)...&nsbp; 40 keV - NA

Iodine-131 (I-131)...&nsbp; 284, 364.5 & 631 keV - Ranges 3 and 5

Iodine-132 (I-132) .. 667.7 & 773 keV - Range 5

Tellurium-132 (Te-132) .. 53 & 228.2 keV - NA & Range 3

Xenon-131m (Xe-131m) .. 164 keV - Range 2

Xenon-133 (Xe-133) .. 81 keV - NA

Cesium-134 (Cs-134) ...604.7 & 796 keV - Range 5

Cesium-137 (Cs-137; gamma is via daughter Ba-137m) ...661.7 keV - Range 5

Lanthanum-140 (La-140)&nsbp; .. 487 & 1,596 Kev&nsbp; - Ranges 4 & 8&nsbp;&nsbp;

(Ba-140 is 30, 160 & 537 keV)

Naturally occurring&nsbp;ones

Beryllium-7 (Be-7) .. 477 keV

Potassium-40 (K-40)... 1460 keV - Range 8

Lead-212 (Pb-212) .. 238.6 keV - Range 3

Bismuth-214 (Bi-214) .. 609.3, 1,120 & 1,764 keV - Range 5, 7 & 8&nsbp;

Lead-214 (Pb-214) .. 295 & 352 keV - Range 3

Tl-208 .. 583, 2614 keV - Ranges 4 & 10

Radium-226 (Ra-226) .. 186 keV

Note: the gamma energies of Cs-134 and Bi-214 (in the 600 keV range) are less than 5 units apart.&nsbp; Te-132 and Pb-212 are 10 units apart.&nsbp;

Note: Any gamma 'spectral analysis' of an environmental sample will demonstrate - in data and chart - that there are more disintegrations (or counts) per second from the lower end of the 'ionizing energies' (<500keV) than the higher values (>500keV). This may have to do with the greater abundance of lower energetic radioisotopes in our environment than higher ones.

Radioxenon data compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory&nsbp;(PNNL) reveals that xenon-131m gas started arriving in Washington State on March 16th yet peak concentrations of that gaseous radioisotope weren't reached until March 20th. The 'fission yield' of xe-131m gas is about 0.05% compared to 6.75% for xe-133 gas in reactors; that is a difference of 135, meaning whatever we see in quantities of xenon-131m gas, we expect 135 times that amount of xenon-133 gas.



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