PREFACE NOTE: Following are several articles on the radiation
crisis which is being virtually blacked out of mainstream news.
By orders of magnitude, the multiple meltdowns at Fukushima are
now far worse than Chernobyl, and on-going. Based on the
million+ deaths from Chernobyl fallout, we will likely see
millions die from this radiation in America over decades. ~CR
"This is one of the most monstrous cover-up in the history of
the greatest public health hazard the public has ever
Recent press conference by Dr. Helen Caldicott, March 18, 2011,
[MUST SEE: YouTube video of Dr. Caldicott's exposure of the
Five Articles Follow:
The first million is the hardest...
April 26th, 2011
Today is the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl. Today, a quarter
century ago, the ruthless murder of a million people began. And
How quickly we forget! How destined we are to repeat!
Today's commemorations around the world might have gone
practically unnoticed by the mainstream media, save perhaps for
a 60-second spot about a decaying sarcophagus, were it not for
Today we honor and remember the already-dead from Chernobyl:
1) The "liquidators" who helped clean it up (about 800,000 young
men) who now die like flies of cancer, leukemia, and a thousand
other stranger ailments.
2) The local citizens who were not told for a week or more that
anything was wrong, even while the rest of the world knew
because a nuclear reactor power company in Sweden had alerted
the "free" public (that is, the Western media) several days
after Chernobyl exploded, after the ill winds tripped their own
3) The people around the world who also MUST have died, in
addition to the million who lived nearer the plant or were among
4) The descendents, for at least seven generations, of all these
people -- that's how far the DNA is likely to show damage,
perhaps even further down the line.
"The million" are only the ones that were reasonably easy to
count. I use the term "easy" very relatively: WHO wouldn't count
them -- for five years they didn't even start to take a
half-hearted look. IAEA wouldn't count them (and probably
prevented WHO from doing so). It would be bad for the promotion
of nuclear power, their mandate and perceived mission. The
nuclear industry didn't want them counted. The nuke-loving
cash-strapped secretive militaristic Russian government
certainly didn't want them counted. Nobody wanted them counted.
So they weren't counted. Not easily, unless the term is
relative. People halfway around the world, not under Soviet
censorship, propaganda, or oppression, were NEVER counted by
anyone. Billions of Curies, tens of thousands of terabecquerels...
didn't just disappear. Many of them were breathed in by someone.
They killed people all over the world, and still do. So will
Cover-ups and lies hide the million-dead from the ongoing
Chernobyl horror. Some say it's only tens of thousands, some say
"merely" thousands, and some -- the nuclear industry in America,
for instance-- just three or four dozen.
Nobody says, "nobody died at Chernobyl" like they (lie) and say
about Three Mile Island.
Until last month Chernobyl was the worst industrial accident in
human history -- unless you believe the lies.
New pictures have reportedly been released of Fukushima Daiichi
Unit 3 -- the MOX reactor -- indicating the reactor pressure
vessel itself had exploded last month (see Jeff's article,
The nuclear industry represents a small fraction of 1% of the
human work force, even in America or France. These people could
all be building wind turbines, except for those people who will
have to guard the waste -- a cost society must incur
forevermore, and which keeps getting more and more costly, and
will continue to do so, at least until we stop making more waste
It's time to stop the assault on human and other life. It's time
to turn off the nukes.
Forced down our throats, and paid well to work there, society
gave it a try.
is difficult to get a man to understand something when
his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
Nuclear power has failed miserably. It's not
enough to prevent new reactors, or even to prevent relicensing
-- one unit at Fukushima had just been relicensed for another
ten years just weeks before the catastrophe began. It's not
enough to wait months and months for the "lessons learned" from
Fukushima. It's not enough to be promised improvements, changes,
more and better backup systems. All those are nice. But we need
to close the reactors down forever.
The author. 54. has, like you, seen far too many nuclear
disasters (one is too many). Visit his web site:
www.acehoffman.org to read his book online or as a free
download: "The Code Killers", about the many ways the nuclear
industry destroys humanity.
Nuclear Power Can Never Be Made Safe
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
With the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant
catastrophe having arrived, and with the disaster at the
Fukushima nuclear complex still unfolding and radioactivity
continuing to spew from those plants some people are asking: can
nuclear power be made safe?
The answer is no. Nuclear power can never be made safe.
This was clearly explained by Admiral Hyman Rickover, the
"father" of the U.S. nuclear navy and in charge of construction
of the first nuclear power plant in the nation, Shippingport in
Pennsylvania. Before a committee of Congress, as he retired from
the navy in 1982, Rickover warned of the inherent lethality of
nuclear power and urged that "we outlaw nuclear reactors."
The basic problem: radioactivity.
"I'll be philosophical," testified Rickover. "Until about two
billion years ago, it was impossible to have any life on Earth;
that is, there was so much radiation on earth you couldn't have
any life fish or anything." This was from naturally-occurring
cosmic radiation when the Earth was in the process of formation.
"Gradually," said Rickover, "about two billion years ago, the
amount of radiation on this planetreduced and made it possible
for some form of life to begin."
"Now, when we go back to using nuclear power, we are creating
something which nature tried to destroy to make life possible,"
he said. "Every time you produce radiation" a "horrible force"
is unleashed. By splitting the atom, people are recreating the
poisons that precluded life from existing. "And I think there
the human race is going to wreck itself," Rickover stated.
This was Rickover, a key figure in nuclear power history, not
The problem is radioactivity unleashed when the atom is split.
And it doesn't matter whether it's a General Electric boiling
water reactor such as those that have erupted at Fukushima, or
the Westinghouse pressurized water design, or Russian-designed
plants like Chernobyl, or the "new, improved" nuclear plants
being touted by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a nuclear
scientist and zealous promoter of nuclear technology. All
nuclear power plants produce radiation as well as radioactive
poisons like the Cesium-137, Iodine-131 and Strontium-90 that
have been and continue to be--spewed from the Fukushima plants.
Upon contact with life, these toxins destroy life. So from the
time they're produced in a nuclear plant to when they're taken
out as hotly radioactive "nuclear waste," they must be isolated
from life for thousands for some millions of years.
In the nuclear process, mildly radioactive uranium is taken from
the ground and bombarded by neutrons and that part of the
uranium which can split, is "fissile," Uranium-235, is
transformed into radioactive twins of safe and stable elements
in nature: There are hundreds of these "fission products." The
human body doesn't know the difference between these lethal
twins and safe and stable elements. Also produced are alpha and
beta particles and gamma rays, all radioactive.
In addition, much of the larger part of uranium, Uranium-238,
which cannot split, grabs on to neutrons and turns into
Plutonium-239, the most radioactive substance known.
In this atom-splitting, too, heat is produced which is used to
boil water. Nuclear power plants are simply the most dangerous
way to boil water ever conceived.
Why use this toxic process to boil water and generate
electricity? It has far less to do with science than with
politics and economics from the aftermath of the Manhattan
Project to today During the World War II Manhattan Project,
scientists working at laboratories secretly set up across the
U.S. built atomic weapons. By 1945, it employed 600,000 people
and billions of dollars were spent. Two bombs were dropped on
Japan. And, with the war's end, the Manhattan Project became the
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and more nuclear weapons were
built. But what else could be done with nuclear technology to
perpetuate the nuclear undertaking?
Many of the scientists and government officials didn't want to
see their jobs end; corporations which were Manhattan Project
contractors, notably General Electric and Westinghouse, didn't
want to see their contracts ended. As James Kunetka writes in
his book City of Fire about Los Alamos National Laboratory, with
the war over there were problems of "job placement, work
continuitymore free time than workhardly enough to keep everyone
Nuclear weapons don't lend themselves to commercial spinoff.
What else could be done with atomic technology to keep the
nuclear establishment going? Schemes advanced included using
nuclear devices as substitutes for dynamite to blast huge holes
in the ground including stringing 125 atomic devices across the
isthmus of Panama and setting them off to create the "Panatomic
Canal," utilizing radioactivity to zap food so it could
seemingly be stored for years; building nuclear-powered
airplanes (this didn't go far because of the weight of the lead
shielding needed to protect the pilots) and using the heat built
up by the nuclear reaction to boil water to produce electricity.
All along, the nuclear scientists such as Chu now attempted to
minimize, indeed deny, the lethal danger of radioactivity and,
like Nuclear Pinocchios, they pushed their technology.
Nuclear power plants all 443 on the earth today should be closed
and no new ones built. As Rickover declared, nuclear reactors
must be outlawed.
During the Bill Clinton campaign years ago, the slogan was,
"It's the economy, stupid." With nuclear power plants, "It's the
radioactivity" inherent in the process and deadly.
Instead we must fully implement the use of safe, clean,
renewable energy technologies like solar, wind (now the fastest
growing energy source and cheaper than nuclear) and geothermal
and all the rest which, major studies have concluded, can
provide all the energy the world needs energy without lethal
radioactivity, energy we can live with.
Karl Grossman, professor of journalism at the State University
of New York/College at Old Westbury, has long specialized in
doing investigative reporting on nuclear technology. He is the
author of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About
Nuclear Power. He is the host of the nationally aired TV
program, Enviro Close-Up (envirovideo.com).
What is Bioaccumulation?
Simply Stated -
All living organisms are connected to each other through a food
chain. It takes more organisms in the beginning of a food chain
to support a smaller number of organisms at the end of the
chain. Where bioaccumulation refers to how pollutants enter a
food chain; biomagnification refers to the tendency of
pollutants to concentrate as they move from one trophic level to
the next, up the "food chain."
Bioaccumulation refers to how pollutants enter a food chain.
Biomagnification refers to the tendency of pollutants to
Biomagnification is illustrated by a study of DDT which showed
that where soil levels were 10 parts per million (ppm), DDT
reached a concentration of 141 ppm in earthworms and 444 ppm in
robins. DDT which has a half-life of 15 years, Strontium 90
which has been shown in EPA testing results in the United States
has a half-life of 28.9 years, Cesium 137 has also been found
which has a half life of 30 years. Through biomagnification, the
concentration of a chemical in the animal at the top of the food
chain may be high enough to cause death or adverse effects on
behavior, reproduction, or disease resistance and thus endanger
that species, even when levels in the water, air, or soil are
We must be concerned about these phenomena because together they
mean that even small concentrations of toxic substances in the
environment can find their way into organisms in high enough
dosages to cause problems. If a chemical is short-lived, it
generally will be broken down before it can become dangerous.
However, even if short-lived chemicals are exposed to the
environment for long periods of time in heavy doses, they too
can become dangerous. Bioaccumulation is affected by the length
of time between uptake and elimination of chemicals. If the
environmental concentration of the chemical increases, the
amount inside the organism will increase until it reaches a new
equilibrium. Exposure to large amounts of a chemical for a long
period of time, however, may overwhelm the equilibrium (ie,
overflowing a bathtub) potentially causing harmful effects.
The easiest way to prevent biomagnification is to lower/remove
the pollutants from the environment, or remove those effected
from the polluted area.
How do you prevent Biomagnification if you cannot control the
length of exposure, or the amount of radiation introduced into
Investigator: Fukushima Blast Was Nuclear Explosion
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
British scientist Christopher Busby, a researcher on the
negative health effects of ionizing radiation, told Russia Today
that one of the explosions at the crippled Fukushima nuclear
plant in Japan was a nuclear explosion, not a hydrogen explosion
as widely reported in the media.
Busby said the explosion at Chernobyl in 1986 was also a nuclear
explosion. The Chernobyl nuclear accident dispersed large
quantities of radioactive fuel and core materials into the
atmosphere. Busby told RT the crisis at Fukushima is far worse
He said the explosion did not originate in the reactor core, but
the tanks where spent plutonium MOX fuel rods are stored. MOX
fuel contains plutonium blended with natural uranium,
reprocessed uranium, or depleted uranium. The explosion
vaporized the plutonium rods and ejected a large amount of
radiation into the atmosphere.
Takeshi Tokuda, a member of the Lower House of the Japanese
Diet, also believes the first explosion at Fukushima was
nuclear. Tokuda talked with a doctor Oikawa of the Minami Soma
City General Hospital. Oikawa told the government representative
that materials ejected from the plant after the explosion
registered high radiation levels.
"When the hospital checked the radiation level on the people who
escaped from around the nuke plant after the explosion, there
were more than 10 people whose radiation level exceeded 100,000
cpm [counts per minute], beyond what could be measured by the
geiger counter the hospital had," Tokuda wrote. "100,000 cpm is
the new level that the Japanese government set that requires
decontamination. Before the Fukushima accident, the level was
The EPA has attempted to downplay the fact that plutonium is now
bombarding the United States and much of the Northern
Hemisphere. According to Lucas Hixton Whitefield, an EPA RADNet
report shows increased levels of plutonium in the atmosphere.
Whitefield found information on the plutonium in a RADnet
Greg Palast's investigative report on BBC Television
As radiation wafts across the Pacific from Japan, it is clear
that threats to health and safety do not respect national
borders. What happens in Fukushima affects lives and property in
"Regulation" has become a dirty word in US politics.
Corporations have convinced the public to fear little
bureaucrats with thick rulebooks. But let us remember why
government began to regulate these creatures. As Andrew Jackson
said, "Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls
Kicking and damning have no effect, but rules do. And
after all, when international regulation protects profits, as in
the case of patents and copyrights, corporate America is all for
International corporations should be required to disclose events
that threaten people and the environment, not just the price of
Our regulators of resource industries must impose an affirmative
requirement to tell all, especially when people, not just song
lyrics or stock offerings, are in mortal danger.
Greg Palast directed the fraud investigation of BP and Exxon
in the grounding of the Exxon Valdez for the Chugach Natives of
Alaska. Palast's investigative reports can be seen on BBC
Television Newsnight. See them at