Tag Archives: Chernobyl

The World Hate Organisation

Many people perceive the United Nations to be some kind of noble and august organisation. The reality is somewhat different. In fact, the UN is more like a talking shop for a bunch of spivs and gangsters (aka our glorious … Continue reading

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Corium and Corruption

The continuing horror story that is Fukushima continues to be largely ignored by the mainstream media. After all, three reactor cores in complete meltdown, spewing radiation into the environment 24/7, is not much of a story, is it. A large … Continue reading

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Fukushima and Fascism

There’s something going on in Japan, because earlier in the week the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that 300 tonnes of highly radioactive water had leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (here). This … Continue reading

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The WHO, Japan and alpha emitters

Last Wednesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report that said post-Fukushima radiation levels in Japan were low (see here). I’m not going to argue about the figures in this WHO report, or the fact that WHO uses data … Continue reading

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This is really, really not like Chernobyl

No it’s not. It’s far worse. If it wasn’t so tragic it would be laughable. As well as a cover-up there’s also a matter of pride here; ie, that western technology is far superior to the old Soviet technology. At … Continue reading

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The Russians and Fukushima

For obvious reasons the Russians are fascinated with what’s going on at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The big difference between Chernobyl and Fukushima is that Fukushima has thousands of tons of nuclear waste stored on site. Thus, in the … Continue reading

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Fukushima: the possibility of a massive explosion

Last Thursday, TEPCO mistakenly reported that radiation levels found in a puddle of water (that two plant workers had stepped in) were ten million times normal. They later corrected this and said the levels were ten thousand times normal. The … Continue reading

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The world concentrates on other news as Japan begins to glow in the dark

I wish I had some good news to report about the nuclear crisis in Japan; but alas: the last two weeks have been a slowly unfolding nightmare. Every day it’s got a little bit worse, and information from the Japanese … Continue reading

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Libya and Japan: good news and bad news

UN Security Council Resolution No.1973, passed on Thursday evening, is another landmark in contemporary history. Neither of the usual suspects (Russia and China) vetoed it, and instead abstained from voting; which was nice of them. Russia and China would never … Continue reading

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Japan: where the wind blows and spent fuel

If I hear another ‘expert’ on the tv news channels say that Fukushima is not as bad as Chernobyl I shall scream. For godsake there’s been multiple explosions, hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the vicinity of … Continue reading

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The Japanese earthquake and memories of Chernobyl

The disaster caused by the earthquake today off the coast of north east Japan is quite breathtaking. To give some idea of the scale of things, news agencies are now saying that two trains have been ‘reported missing’. That’s two … Continue reading

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