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USS Reagan update and an interview with a dying sailor

Earlier this year the Asia-Pacific Journal published a detailed report called Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty, which amongst other things shows clear evidence, from the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission, that the USS Ronald … Continue reading

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Nuclear Vermin

If you want an idea of just how demented some members of the human race are you only have to look at all things nuclear. Last week the five senior members of the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on … Continue reading

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Reagan gets Irradiated

The lawsuit filed by sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its support ships has been covered by some mainstream media, albeit on the inside pages (even Fox News). I would venture that, despite the almost total media … Continue reading

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Radioactive bananas

This month, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have started removing fuel rods from Fukushima reactor No.4 fuel pool. I’m not going to go into this too much, but I’ll just say that the No.4 fuel pool contains about 1500 … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about plutonium

The nightmare at Fukushima just keeps getting worse and worse. There are two reasons behind this failure to contain the disaster: firstly, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who run the plant, are a management company, not an engineering company; … 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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Fukushima – on a wing and a prayer

Two weeks ago there was a power failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (here). The spent fuel pools of reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4 lost their cooling systems for more than 24 hours (apparently a radioactive rat … Continue reading

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Fukushima spent fuel pool No.4

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that occured off the coast of Japan last Friday was widely reported. What wasn’t reported at all was the effect that this earthquake might have had on the already badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. I’m … Continue reading

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Fukushima – sorry about the doom and gloom, but…

It’s a sad fact that most of the mainstream media continue to ignore the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan. For instance, last August, fish that were caught 20 kilometres north of the Fukushima plant were found to have cesium levels … 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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