URANIUM NUCLEAR REACTORS NEED TO BE BANNED GLOBALLY!!!
THORIUM REACTORS MUST BE USED INSTEAD!!!
My heartfelt sympathies go to the Japanese people and thier suffering right now.
BUT there are some unwholesome realities that must be looked at.How did we end up in this situation , what in reallity is the situation and what are its future effects?
Well the earthquake and tsunami where natural disasters and Japan has felt the effects of them many times before, its so common thier buildings are designed with this in mind.
Without the Uranium Nuclear reactor Japan would be recovering much faster with a lot less lives lost. The simple fact is you cannot ask rescue workers to give up thier lives by walking into a radioactive death zone!!! So the nuclear reactor will claim a lot of lives this way, people left to die of radiation poisoning , probably slowly and painfully.
Obviously the clearup effeorts are concentrating on stopping the Uranium Nuclear Reactor going into meltdown and destroying a large part of Japan! This will draw a massive amount of recovery workers away from the tsunami victims .BUT already in reallity a large part of Japan is UNINHABITABLE for 100,000s of years , due to radioactivity just like Chernobyl
The future for the Japanese ,and to a lesser extent the rest of the world , will be cancerous and full of deformities!! But at least you will have cheap clean and green nuclear energy!!!
Well , actually NO YOU WON’T!! Uranium reactors are just for producing raw materials for WMDs!
URANIUM NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE NOT CHEAP CLEAN OR GREEN.THIS IS A LIE SINCE THE 1950S AND “ATOMS FOR PEACE”
And having been responsible for it for many, many years, I learned from experience, it wasn’t cheap, with the cost of storage of nuclear waste and the research; it isn’t safe, because Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and Windscale and so on; and it wasn’t peaceful. But all the time it was motivated by the desire to build nuclear weapons.
“Nor are Britain’s civil nuclear power stations peaceful as for many years, and still possibly today, the plutonium they produce was sent to fuel the American nuclear weapons programme, making them into – what were in effect – bomb factories.
Tony Benn ex-UK Technology Minister
That is why British Nuclear Fuels went BUST after the Cold War ended and at NO TIME did we have really cheap electric bills!!
If you wanted cheap clean and green nuclear power you would of built a THORIUM NUCLEAR REACTOR!!
Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium
If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years.
There is no certain bet in nuclear physics but work by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) on the use of thorium as a cheap, clean and safe alternative to uranium in reactors may be the magic bullet we have all been hoping for.
Dr Rubbia says a tonne of the silvery metal produces as much energy as 200 tonnes of uranium, or 3,500,000 tonnes of coal. A mere fistful would light London for a week.
Thorium eats its own hazardous waste. It can even scavenge the plutonium left by uranium reactors, acting as an eco-cleaner. “It’s the Big One,” said Kirk Sorensen, a former NASA rocket engineer and now chief nuclear technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering.
“Once you start looking more closely, it blows your mind away. You can run civilisation on thorium for hundreds of thousands of years, and it’s essentially free. You don’t have to deal with uranium cartels,” he said.
Thorium is so common that miners treat it as a nuisance
After the Manhattan Project, US physicists in the late 1940s were tempted by thorium for use in civil reactors. It has a higher neutron yield per neutron absorbed. It does not require isotope separation, a big cost saving. But by then America needed the plutonium residue from uranium to build bombs.
“They were really going after the weapons,” said Professor Egil Lillestol, a world authority on the thorium fuel-cycle at CERN. “It is almost impossible make nuclear weapons out of thorium because it is too difficult to handle. It wouldn’t be worth trying.”
A URANIUM NUCLEAR REACTOR JUST PRODUCES WMDS , NOT CHEAP CLEAN OR GREEN ELECTRICITY!!
IF YOU ACCEPT HAVING A WMDS PRODUCTION FACTORY IN YOUR BACKGARDEN THESE THINGS WILL HAPPEN.AND,ACCORDING TO KARMA, IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU RATHER THAN SOMEONE ELSE
‘Water used to cool Fukushima flowing back to sea – effects hard to predict’
I predict that I will never eat Japanese Sushi again!! I predict that this cannot be good for the fishing industry or the environment or public health!!
Major Nuclear Accidents Around the World
THESE ARE JUST THE ONES WE KNOW ABOUT!! SO PROBABLY JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
The Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in northeast Japan started to leak radioactive material after a hydrogen explosion, which was caused by a devastating earthquake and ensuring tsunamis, occurred Saturday afternoon.
Canada, Dec 1952, operator error, Chalk River, they had a partial meltdown and later buried it and were back up and running two years later. The following are major nuclear accidents around the world since the former Soviet Union set up the world’s first nuclear power plant in 1954:
On Oct. 10, 1957, a fire broke out at the Windscale nuclear reactor (later renamed Sellafield) in northwest England, destroying the core and releasing a cloud of radioactive material. The sale of milk and other produces from nearby farms were banned for a month. Scores of people later developed cancer and died because of exposure to radiation.
On March 28, 1979, a partial core meltdown occurred at Three Mile Island in the United States due to its cooling system failure, in the most severe nuclear leak accident in the country which forced the evacuation of at least 150,000 local residents.
On April 26, 1986, the No.4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union exploded, causing the worst nuclear disaster in history. The explosion killed 30 people on the spot, released more than eight tons of highly radioactive material, contaminated 60,000 square km of land, and caused more than 3.2 million people to be affected by radiation.
On April 6, 1993, a tank containing radioactive liquid exploded at the Tomsk-7 Reprocessing Complex in the Siberian region of Russia. A total of 10 square km of land was contaminated by radioactive material and a number of nearby villages were evacuated.
On Sept. 30, 1999, a nuclear accident occurred at a nuclear fuel plant at Tokai village, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, killing two workers, exposing dozens of people to radiation and forcing the evacuation of local residents.
On Aug. 9, 2004, four workers were killed and seven others injured by a steam leak at the No.3 reactor at Kansai Electric’s Mihama power plant, 350 km west of Tokyo, Japan.
on March 15,2011,Canada regulator reports water leak at nuclear plant they released radioactive material from a leak in the system into Lake Ontario.73,000L of demineralized water leaked at nuclear plant after a pump seal failed. http://english.cri.cn/6966/2011/03/16/2743s626672.htm
URANIUM NUCLEAR REACTORS NEED TO BE SHUTDOWN TODAY!!
INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT AS TO WHY THEY WHERE OPENNED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!
DO NOT TRUST OR LISTEN TO THE GOVERNMENT .IT WILL JUST PROTECT ITSELF!!
Emergency Special Report: Japan’s Earthquake, Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe
by Yoichi Shimatsu
The recurrent tendency to deny systemic errors – “in order to avoid public panic” – is rooted in the determination of an entrenched bureaucracy to protect itself rather than in any stated purpose of serving the nation or its people. That’s the unspoken rule of thumb in most governments, and the point is that Japan is no shining exception.
People are the best defense
A people-based communications network such as the citizen’s band radio that enabled Northern Californians to self-organize despite power blackouts. That point directly led to the fast licensing of new mobile phone towers equipped with back-up batteries. Second was independent power generation inside all major factories so that these large facilities could recharge batteries, provide lighting and pump water for their neighborhoods and, if necessary, offer shelter, sanitation and medical care. These systems must be routinely used at least on weekends so that the equipment is regularly checked and the staff stay familiar with their operation.
Most important, is the ability of individuals to rally as a self-sustaining community. In Kobe, society collapsed under a sense of personal defeat. In San Francisco, by contrast, neighbors reached out as friends and opened their doors, food stocks and hearts to victims and their kin. Without compassion, each of us is very much alone indeed.
As participants in communities, who can suddenly find themselves naked before unthinkable hazards, we must act to defuse the deadly “bomb” that provides us lighting, energy for appliances and air-con. Prevention of the next Chernobyl or Three Mile Island begins when we stop naively believing in the cost efficiency of uranium.
EVIDENCE OF JAPANESE GOVERNMENT COVER-UPS ARE BEGINNING TO BE SEEN
Tokyo Passengers Trigger U.S. Airport Detectors, N.Y. Post Says
By Alan Purkiss – Mar 17, 2011 7:08 AM GMT+0100
Radiation detectors at Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare airports were triggered when passengers from flights that started in Tokyo passed through customs, the New York Post reported.
Japanese Passengers Set Off Radiation Meters At Chicago and Dallas Airports
There is no reason to panic about it. It was not radiation coming in from the jet stream or wind currents. Passengers flying for Tokyo and other cities in Japan have set off radiation meters at the airports. It come to say the Japanese government is not telling the truth about the severity of how bad the radioactive fallout is on the island. It has been reported the radiation detectors were set off at Chicago O’hare and Dallas Ft Worth airports found on the clothes of the passengers and in their luggage when the people passed through customs.
‘We have been betrayed’: Mayor of town near stricken Japanese nuclear plant claims his people have been ‘abandoned’
Hours after the tsunami struck, [Mayor]Katsunobu Sakurai told me, he had sought advice from the government on whether to evacuate the 71,000 people in his city, which is just 12 miles downwind of the Fukushima nuclear plant
‘Of course I am angry,’ he told me through an interpreter yesterday. ‘I was ignored and then badly misled, and as a result the people were abandoned here to die.
‘But I was the one who told them it was safe to stay, and now I have decided that I must be the last person to leave this city. I have been in my office since last Friday, and I won’t go until the last person has left safely.’
BUT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE EFFECTS.RADIOACTIVE HALF-LIVES(the time it takes to become half as radioactive) ARE MEASURED IN 100,000S OF YEARS.
AND WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION?
WELL HERE IS THE EFFECTS OF “DEPLETED URANIUM” ON THE POPULATION OF FALLUJA AFTER THE AMERICAN LED ATTACK
Deformed babies in Fallujah Iraq
Deformed babies in Fallujah Iraq
Young women in Fallujah in Iraq are terrified of having children because of the increasing number of babies born grotesquely deformed, with no heads, two heads, a single eye in their foreheads, scaly bodies or missing limbs. In addition, young children in Fallujah are now experiencing hideous cancers and leukaemias. These deformities are now well documented, for example in television documentaries on SKY UK on September 1 2009, and on SKY UK June 2008. Our direct contact with doctors in Fallujah report that:
In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.
This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.
Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but premature births have also considerably increased after 2003. But what is more alarming is that doctors in Fallujah have said, “a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage”.
As one of a number of doctors, scientists and those with deep concern for Iraq, Dr Chris Burns-Cox, a British hospital physician, wrote a letter to the Rt. Hon. Clare Short, M.P. asking about this situation. She wrote a letter to the Rt. Hon.Douglas Alexander, M.P. the Secretary of State of the Department for International Development (a post she had held before she resigned on a matter of principle in May 2003 ) asking for clarification of the position of deformed children in Fallujah.
WE CAN ASSUME THESE EFFECTS WILL BECOME MORE COMMON IN JAPAN AND POSSIBLY THE WEST COAST OF AMERICA!
The curse of Fallujah: Women warned not to have babies because of rise in birth defects since U.S. assault
By Mail Foreign Service
A high number of children are being born with birth defects in an Iraqi city where U.S. forces may have used chemical weapons during a fierce battle in 2004.
Children in Fallujah are being born with limb, head, heart and nervous system defects. There is even a claim that a baby was born with three heads.
The number of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than the rate in Europe
The city, 40 miles west of Baghdad, was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the Iraq war in late 2004. U.S. Marines led Operation Phantom Fury to recapture it from insurgents.
British troops were involved in manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the city as the Americans went in. The U.S. has admitted that it used white phosphorus in the attack, but only as an illumination device.
Under international law it is illegal if used as an offensive weapon. America has never given a clear response to claims it also used depleted uranium weapons against the insurgents, such as ‘bunkerbuster’ bombs. Both types of weapons can contaminate crops and water supplies.
The BBC’s John Simpson reported on Thursday from Fallujah that, while there had been no authoritative medical investigation, there was growing evidence of an alarming incidence of birth defects
‘We went to a clinic for the disabled, and were given details of dozens upon dozens of cases of children with serious birth defects,’ he said. ‘One photograph I saw showed a newborn baby with three heads.’
He said that while he was at a U.S.-funded hospital in the city, a stream of parents arrived with children who had limb defects, spinal conditions and other problems
A British-based Iraq researcher, Malik Hamdan, told the BBC that Fallujah doctors were swamped by a ‘massive, unprecedented’ number of heart defects and other problems.
Figures from a city doctor from 2003, before the war, showed she was dealing with one birth defect every two months at that time, but was now seeing at least one case a day.
Miss Hamdan said data from this January showed the rate of heart defects among newborns was 95 per 1,000 births – 13 times that of Europe
Simpson said that the worst problems appeared to be in a part of the city which was at the heart of the resistance to the Allies.
The Americans said they took public health concerns ‘very seriously’.
A U.S. military spokesman added: ‘No studies to date have indicated environmental issues resulting in specific health issues.’
Fallujah became infamous after the burned corpses of four U.S. contractors were dragged through the streets in March 2004. Rebel leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had gathered up to 5,000 rebels there.
It was encircled by U.S. forces, along with the Black Watch Regiment, to ensure no rebels escaped. However, civilians were encouraged to leave and up to 90 per cent of the 300,000 population did so.
The attack began late on November 7 and by November 16, U.S. officials announced that Fallujah had been cleared. The battle cost America 51 dead
BUT OUR BIG GOVERNMENT POLITIONS AND THIER BIG BUSINESS FINACIAL BACKERS WILL LIE AND DEFEND URANIUM REACTORS(but you can be sure they will not live near one!!) AT NO TIME WILL ANY POLITION OR BIG BUSINESS NUCLEAR OR ARMS MERCHANT MENTION THORIUM REACTORS!!!……..THERE IS NO MONEY IN IT FOR THEM!!!
IN FACT THEY ARE IN THEMIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW SELLING THESE DEPLETED URANIUM WEAPONS AND OTHER WMDS TO TINPOT DICTATORS RIGHT NOW !! CRUSHING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY WHERE EVER IT APPEARS!!!
Questions over PM’s arms sale tour
The SNP has questioned the Prime Minister’s judgement in embarking on a tour of the gulf states promoting arms sales in the wake of violence and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and amid questions over whether the UK has sold the weapons and riot control equipment being used against protesters by various regimes.
David Cameron hits out at critics of Britain’s arms trade
In a staunch defence of Britain’s arms exports, as he tours the region with a group of senior defence manufacturers, Cameron said it was wrong to leave small Gulf countries to fend for themselves.
The prime minister indicated irritation with his critics when was asked during a press conference with his Kuwaiti counterpart how he could promote democracy and reform in the Middle East while travelling with businessmen selling arms to the region.
BAE succeeded in getting a Serious Fraud Office investigation into its Saudi activities stopped. The SFO was thus prevented from getting key bank records from Switzerland that could have led to a bribery prosecution.
Using a sheaf of previously secret documents, the court is now hearing how BAE obtained the help of powerful friends to stop the fraud investigators. They included the then prime minister, Tony Blair, and one of Saudi Arabia’s most influential princes, Bandar bin Sultan.
THE SAUDIS ARE THEN SENT IN TO BAHRAIN TO CRUSH THE DEMONSTRATORS
Saudi troops sent into Bahrain
Reports say military force deployed to Gulf neighbour to help protect government facilities after weeks of unrest.
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2011 16:04 GMT
Hundreds of Saudi troops have entered Bahrain to help protect government facilities there, according to witnesses.
IMHO THE HEADS OF NUCLEAR FUEL INDUSRTIES AND THE ARMS MERCHANTS THAT TRADE IN DEPLETED URANIUM AND OTHER WMDS SHOULD BE STRUNG UP AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN BLOOD ,DEATH , SUFFERING , AND CANCEROUS DEFORMITIES.
MAYBE WE CAN MAKE THEM CLEAN UP THIS MESS BY FORCE FEEDING THEM THE TOXIC WASTE!!!
LET US NOT FORGET THE REAL HEROES. THE 50 PLANT WORKERS STILL AT THIER POSTS.THEY KNOW THEY WILL DIE PAINFULLY!
IMHO THEY SHOULD BE JOINED BY THE NUCLEAR PLANTS OWNERS AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE FINACIALLY PROFITED WHILE LYING TO THE PUBLIC!!
Courage of the Fukushima fifty: This is suicide, admit workers trying to avert a catastrophe
Nuclear workers accept their fate ‘like a death sentence’
Fears for their health as one expert says it is ‘perhaps a suicide mission’
Radiation levels rise in Japan as crisis continues
Power will be connected to knocked-out coolant pumping system ‘within hours’
Radioactive steam still billows from reactors and fuel storage pools after helicopter missions
Police water cannons move in to spray overheating fuel rods
Radioactive plume to hit U.S. west coast tomorrow
17,000 British nationals could be evacuated as last-ditch efforts are made to stop nuclear catastrophe
Foreign Office provides free-of-charge rescue flights from Tokyo
FO’s new ‘worst case scenario’ says radiation in capital could harm humans
WE HAVE TO STOP LISTENING TO THIS MURDEROUS MUPPET SHOW!!!