Life after Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters with Prof. T. Mousseau

Comparing Fukushima and Chernobyl concerning radionuclide distribution and Isotopic variations on Land and effects on the environment. New studies by Timothy Mousseu and his team.Tim-and-tit-red-forest-IMG_6074s

Tim was interviewed and he gave us an overall look at the situation and compares the 2 nuclear disasters for us. Link to Timothy Mousseau cricket.biol.sc.edu/Mousseau/Mousseau.html

Link to podcast here;

 

Strontium and Plutonium isotopes

“Most of the those other isotopes in are very small quantities relative to the cesium that were released – that were very different to the Chernobyl situation where huge quantities of Strontium, about equal Cesium and Strontium were released along with several isotopes of of Plutonium, The Plutonium is in the process of decaying into Americium and (that) is more radioactive than Plutonium apparent”

Strontium in Fukushima Prefecture
In Japan the the Strontium were not volatilized as did Cesium and Iodine and it did not travel far (on Land) but large quantities of Strontium are still being released by the ground water at the plant and and from the cooling water leaking into the ocean.

Contamination of the Nursery areas in the deep ocean and off the coast of Japan?
On the 4th February 2016 a Press conference was held in the Foreign Correspondents Club in Japan calling for more research funding to be done concerning the Human health effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and we find a similar problem faced by epidemiologists and researchers to the lack of interest and therefore funding in this area. During the interview with Timothy we touched on research funding issues in a variety of areas relevant to the nuclear disaster including the aquatic environment. (Some other issues to do with marine contamination here http://www.opednews.com/articles/Off-shore-nuclear-waste-du-by-Shaun-McGee-Earthquake_Earthquake-Faults_Iaea_Information-140712-441.html )
Timothy responded to a question put to him saying that only some studies have been done (to his knowledge) on the bottom feeding fish and that these fish had been found to contain high contamination but that very few other studies have been done. He went on to say;
“surveillance work to determine whether fish can be consumed rather than the biological impacts (and) ecological impacts of the fish themselves, this is one of the important questions and that is one of the interests we have as a group.”
He went on to say that the issues for the authorities are that;

“Whether or not —“  The fish are below regulatory limits for export, that is the main – you know- economic driver of interest but the biological drive is almost nil as far as I can tell”

Terrestrial (land) contamination issues on wildlife, plant and micro–organisms

chernobyl-bird
Of the limited research happening in this area, Tim and his team are at the forefront in developing novel and creative ways to ascertain the effects from the nuclear disaster. Using their experience gleaned from the radiological affected areas of Chernobyl (with the help of Anders Pape Møller, CNRS, University of Paris-Sud) and applying this invaluable experience on the highly affected areas on the mountain sides and hills surrounding the Fukushima city to the coastal areas including Namie and IItate areas of Fukushima and some less contaminated areas for comparison studies.
These studies have resulted in some 8 to 9 primary papers on birds and Insects. Also, new research on Rodents is about to be released and cameras have been set up in various locations studying large mammals such as pigs and monkeys.

Oze National Park in southern Fukushima Prefecture and Northern Chiba Prefecture (north of Tokyo)
On the search for clean areas for comparison studies, Tim said that he was disappointed. He looked at the huge and remote Oze national Park as a possible location (largely situated in the Chiba Prefecture but his radiation readings were more than 10 times normal at 0.5 mcSv/h (compared to the contaminated research area with 30 – 40 and 50 mcSv/h in the hills surrounding Fukushima City.
We talked about the effects of sediment transfer from the mountains down through the lakes and forests of Oze Park. Tim then mentioned a Typhoon he witnessed that stripped large areas of soil into the rivers and was concerned of the effects in the extensive lake system in Oze Park and the result of contamination making its way to the river outflows on the coast and effects on the fisheries. Asked as to whether any studies were being done he said that in the last year (some 5 years after the nuclear accident) many geologists from around the world were vying for funding to commence studies in “the next year or two” studying such issues but presently;

“I don`t know of any studies being done” he said

The issue of funding was mentioned here and that the Japanese government seemed only interested in funding studies for issues around food and health issues – link to issues around health studies being grossly limited here
Continue reading Life after Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters with Prof. T. Mousseau

Advertisements

The case of the radioactive hammer with Fr. Martin Newell

In this show we discuss the varoius activist activities of Fr Martin Newell (co-founder of the London Chapter of the Catholic Workers Movement ). We talk about the refugee situation in Europe, Peace issues including Sister Megan Rice of Ploughshares and climate issues and the Pope. Interview date – 01-02-2016

2720911332_53da5ab5c0
Link to podcast

https://soundcloud.com/sean-arclight/the-case-of-the-radioactive-hammer-with-fr-martin-newell

Introduction

The Catholic Workers Movement (CWM) was started in New York city in 1933 by Dorothy Day, who was a communist anarchist who had become a Catholic but still wanted to put into practice her Socialist and Political beliefs so she got in contact with a French peasant Peter Maurin. He advised her to start a newspaper to highlight the catholic worker teaching and to start houses of hospitality to feed the hungry and house the poor and clothe the naked and also to set up communal farms to provide work. After they set up the houses of hospitality, others also started houses of hospitality autonomously around the United States in the 1930’s.
They were also pacifists, so the CWM became a pacifist movement. It also became a lay movement and were recognized as such by the Catholic Church.

 
At the moment there are currently about 200 CWM houses and communities in the US and 15 other countries including 4 in the UK. The London Chapter started in 2000 and had their first House of Hospitality for destitute asylum seekers that began 10 years ago. In the 1960’s the American Secret Service had branded the CWM as the second most subversive group after the Communist Party.
The Ploughshares movement came out of the CWM with people like the Bergen movement who were well known as coming from an Irish background and were part of the first Ploughshares action which involved entering a Nuclear factory and hammering on a nuclear missile nose cone.
Continue reading The case of the radioactive hammer with Fr. Martin Newell

Fukushima iodine 131 risk hidden from us! Same as Flint Michigan

Article posted by Shaun McGee

Given the fact that Racheal Maddow who in a recent report mentioned that the Authorities in Flint Michigan, who let people know that the drinking water  of the city was full of chemicals and Lead Pb  in October 2015 (because of local activism and pressure), had actually warned the government staff in Flint of this and even delivered clean water sources to the offices a whole year before the public statement. (recent levels peaked at 4000 parts per million and the actionable limit is 15 parts per million)

 “does not meet treatment requirements” for state employees to drink, even as the Snyder administration was assuring Flint residents about the integrity of their water.

fukushima

MOX fueled reactor 3 Explosion sends Iodine 131 to USA and Europe

I want to draw attention to a similar situation in the USA after the Fukushima nuclear disaster when high levels of Iodine 131 and other radionuclides were wafting their way to Europe. In Europe CRIIRAD had issued a warning on possible health effects in France and advised that children and Pregnant women should refrain from drinking milk and eating leafy vegetables. CRIIRAD also stated that the USA had ten times the level of radiation than France. The European Media did not run with the story nor did the US media, thus putting young children and Pregnant women at risk of increaing the amounts of iodine 131 they might have ingested or inhaled.

There are similar issues with the BP Gulf Oil disaster also covered by Charles Williams Digges, Maureen Dauphinee, Scott Porter and Trisha Springstead

DID YOUR CHILD DRINK MILK IN 2011??

Continue reading Fukushima iodine 131 risk hidden from us! Same as Flint Michigan

Fracking opponent detained under the Terrorism Act

SNIP The Prevent strategy is now a statutory duty for most public authorities. It uses a multi-channel programme called Channel, which, it says, helps to prevent individuals being drawn into radicalisation. Information is said to be shared between different agencies to tailor the most appropriate support.

Netpol said it had been contacted by anti-fracking activists from north west England who had been angered when they were unexpectedly referred to Channel because of their political opposition to onshore oil and gas extraction. In most cases, Netpol said, referrals appeared to have been made by universities and further education collections and all related to adults.

All five police forces in the north-west refused Netpol’s request to confirm the number of Channel referrals in 2015 made specifically for individuals said to be at risk of being drawn into extremism through involvement in anti-fracking campaigns. END SHIP

DRILL OR DROP?

A prominent anti-fracking campaigner has revealed that he was detained under the Terrorism Act at Exeter Airport just before Christmas.

View original post 1,294 more words

Trisha Springstead on the continuing health effects of the BP Gulf oil disaster

“6 died and more are dying in just the communty of Bayou Labatre” Trisha told us.

943373_10200224384674274_1527561041_nIn this fourth part of our Gulf disaster expose we talk to Trisha Springstead, who is a health professional who has been gathering health data concerning the BP Gulf Oil disaster in 2010. She has been interviewed by Charles Wlliam Digges when he was investigating the health and environmental problems that were being reported.

In the early days of the disaster Trisha was shocked because of reports she was recieving from communities around the coast. The Charles Wlliam Digges article then caused peoples interest to come to Trisha with their stories and Trisha was able to get data that could be used for future reference (her FB community has some 27,000 people including victims). Her main concern was for the victims though and she holds talks to make people aware of toxicity poisoning and its symtoms so local communities can be enabled in dealing with this problem. As well as giving free legal and health advice.

Dahr Jamail also helped cover the environmental problems connected to the disaster for a while.

11036946_855293904517166_1542437760067554013_n

Trisha is involved in a new Documentary on the after effects of the BP Gulf oil disaster that is underway  but is seeking crowd sourced funding, to finish it. The Creator of this documentry is Mark Manning who also did the “Road to Fallujah”

 

The evidence that was ignored

Firstly, we should see what evidence has been brought forward to prove that there was a problem with toxicity within these communities. We should mention a report on Chemical Sensitivity that is peer reviewed that was sent to Washington DC to prove a range of symptoms caused by the disaster.

The peer reviewed report was developed by information from activists and Trisha helped with data from her findings. Trisha mentions in the interview that the final report submitted by Jena Soloman did not give the full picture of harm but did concede that harm existed. The link to the report is here;

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=186531

Symptom variety found in the Gulf region

Secondly, we should look at some of the symptoms found by Trisha and her colleagues.

Flesh eating Bacteria, Sore throat, low stamina, visual problems (eyes fogging over), neurological problems such as twitching and drooping of the mouth, Memory issues (brain fog), skin rashes, hair loss, thyroid problems, blood born cancers, Kidney and liver failure, soft tissue cancers, respiratory disorders, Hodkins Lymphoma () and mental health disorders (PTSD etc). Trisha also said that;

“Brown drainage coming out of the ears”

In fact Trisha herself got ill getting sand samples from contaminated beeches and working in contaminated areas. She was followed by the police on one occasion, until she drove passed the state line. We discussed some of this harrasment with Charles Williams Digges and Maureen Duphinee in previous podcasts. Concerning Trishas illness, she said that one symptom, her skin rashes were awful;

 

“it itched so bad, you wanted to take the skin off”

She said.

Continue reading Trisha Springstead on the continuing health effects of the BP Gulf oil disaster

Scott Porter – The BP oil disaster – Current studies and observations of the animal and coral species in the Gulf

“…Its now turned into the dustbowl of the 1930`s …. Its literaly dead .. contaminated by marine snow…”

Scott said when referring to what he was seeing while diving in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years.

“..about 80 – 90% of the corals I would normally have harvested were gone and dead due to contaminated marine snow….”

scott_porter

In light of the recent finds by Samantha Joye (U of Georgia, Athens), we wanted to establish that the corexit did NOT break up the oil but only sunk it and killed the microbial community that would normally clean the oil from the water.

So, we introduce Scott Porter who was told to dive by the NOAA (2 weeks past a notice sent by the EPA telling NOAA to keep its divers out of the water) to dive in contaminated water. There is good evidence that scott was badly advised (Following FOI requests etc). He did his graduate work in marine biology in California and then moved to Louisiana to do aquaculture work.

Scott now runs Ecorigs, his organization is unique in that it dives off abandoned platforms to harvest coral. Scott’s other work includes finding out if there are high levels of crude and corexit still in the waters?

 

Download/Listen to the interview.

Published on the 21 of November 2015

Published to European News Weekly

Published by J Hagan, S Mc Gee and with help from C Digges

The case of the melting diving suits

Scott believes the damage was caused by solvents in the water which would have that effect on rubber and plastic..Scotts diving in the contaminated water over preceding years caused;

JF me in shk suit pic 4b

“two of my vulcanized rubber diving suits to melt”

Scott also mentions the issue of constant leaks from orphaned and abandoned wells in the Gulf. He goes onto mention about information about another well that has been constantly leaking and the response by the oil company which was to ignore the leak.

Problems with the clean up.

In the early days companies used to dig a pit and put the effluents into the pit and when levies collapsed on the pits the pollutants got dispersed everywhere in the waters. When the disaster happened the pollution response unit has no idea how to cope with it. They had no boats on the ready or no plan so they then decided to dump corexit on top of it. Dispersant are only to be used when skimming wasn’t possible but that rule was not observed in this case.

Testing Procedures.

Continue reading Scott Porter – The BP oil disaster – Current studies and observations of the animal and coral species in the Gulf

Maureen Dauphinee testimonial, concerning the BP Gulf Oil disaster effects on community and the environment.

12079520_953281428051746_3947107152516491418_n

With some 27,00 subscribers to her blog she has been a comforting platform for many victims of the disaster.

With us today is Maureen Dauphinee from the Real Coastal Warriors activist group working to uncover the truth of the damage caused by the Gulf Oil BP Spill of 2010.

Link to podcast (right click and “save as” ) ;

http://www.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/8/9/12897302/maureen-dauphinee_15-11-2015.mp3

During this converstaion we discussed a variety of topics to do with how activists and professionals have been uncovering the truth. We discuss some of the main players who have dedicated their professional careers to collect data (ie Trisha Springstead and Scott Porter ).

BP is not competent to be an oil company” she said

Some shocking facts are in this interview. Severe negligence by BP and their representatives to cover up the issue of toxicity for workers and locals due to the spill and clean up.

bleeding while urinating!” is a qoute from one of her testimonial posts.

She describes the attempts to get honest research out to the media and scientists that are not subject to the restrictions that comes with corporate sponsored research from the likes of BP. The US CDC health department did not do their jobs to uncover toxicity damage to humans.

Vibrio the flesh eating virus is appearing and this has been connected to the tar balls.”

Maureen gives us a quick breakdown of some of the strategy that the governments and corporations employed to quell dissent from the local communities effected. We draw some parallels with the Shell Oil controversy in Mayo Ireland and the TEPCO nuclear accident at Fukushima Daichi in Japan. We discuss how BP hired Ogilvey and Maher “managed” the media and PR services as well as the security and surveillance of the victims of the oil spill.

Spraying over peoples homes”

Dolphins were aborted and the took them away from public site. The bodies are still not being worked on and the government put a gag order on research. Then BP bought the research on the Spill effects.Compensation “was pennies on the dollar” only 20 percent of dolphins in the gulf are giving birth.

BP was controlling the whole situation”

Maureen also tells us of the battle with the social media companies trolls who tried their best to disrupt NGO`s progress. Maureen traced Wikipaedia entries to BP connected IP address`s

11403496_905986612781228_2990005460826128482_n

We discuss DNA damage to the wildlife and studies pointing to this problem.

Mareen explains how she enables people to fight back through information sharing. She explains the accomplishments that the Gulf activists have made.

Link to FB page https://www.facebook.com/RealCoastalWarriors/?fref=ts