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Friday, February 9, 2018

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION SPIKES AGAIN. IT IS A GLOBAL THREAT AND MUST BE STOPPED.







Record high fatal radiation levels, hole in reactor detected at crippled Fukushima plant   
Feb. 2, 2017

I HAVE TRIED FOR DAYS TO POST THIS AND WILL KEEP TRYING UNTIL IT ALL POSTS OR THEY HAUL MY OLD BODY OUT OF THIS CABIN.
I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE HOW IT POSTS WHENEVER IT DOES.
I AM WEARY, IT HAS BEEN A HARD FEW DAYS HERE.
THE 'FORMATTING' AND 'PRESENTATION' BE HANGED, AND TO HELL WITH TYPOS AND ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE TRUTH THAT THIS IS HOW IT IS, NOTHING NEAR FUKUSHIMA  IS "BETTER" AND WHAT IS THERE IS SPREADING ALL OVER PLANET EARTH, ENCROACHING UPON US ALL LITTLE-BY-LITTLE.

JUST READ THE WORDS OF THOSE STILL HOPING SOMEONE IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY CAN STOP THIS, CAN RESCUE THEM, THEIR CHILDREN, SAVE THEIR WORLD.

IF THIS IS MY FINAL POST, SO BE IT, BUT REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE AND SPREAD THEIR WORDS AND DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO MAKE IT ALL GO AWAY, TO PRESERVE WHAT CAN BE PRESERVED.

FUKUSHIMA IS REAL, IT'S AN ONGOING DISASTER, THE PEOPLE THERE NEED THE WORLD TO KNOW THE TRUTH SO MAYBE THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO OTHERS.

END THE LUNACY OF NUCLEAR "ENERGY", CITIZENS OF EARTH.
SAVE YOURSELVES, PLEASE.

//WW




Radiation leaks at Fukushima pose a global threat

4th Feb 2018


https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/radiation-leaks-at-fukushima-pose-a-global-threat/3326417/


LETHAL levels of radiation have been detected at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, seven years after its destruction by an earthquake and tsunami.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which is responsible for the plant clean-up, made the discovery in a reactor containment vessel last month.

The energy firm found eight sieverts per hour of radiation, and 42 units were also detected outside its foundations.

A sievert is defined by the International Commission on Radiological Protection as the probability of cancer induction and genetic damage from exposure to a dose of radiation.

One sievert is thought to carry a 5.5 per cent chance of eventually developing cancer.

Experts told Japanese state broadcaster NHK World exposure to that volume of radiation for just an hour could kill, and another warned the leaks could lead to a "global" catastrophe if not tackled properly.

It came as Tepco said the problem of contaminated water - pooled around the plant's three reactors - seeping into the ground had caused a major headache in its efforts to decommission the plant.

Tepco has admitted it could be 2020 before the contamination issue is resolved. Only then can it move onto the second stage of removing nuclear debris at the site, including the damaged reactors.

Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit director Richard Black said the high levels of radiation found in and around the reactor last month were "expected" and unlikely to pose a danger.   

"Although the radiation levels identified are high, a threat to human health is very unlikely because, apart from workers at the site, no one goes there," he said.

"The high readings from fuel debris would be expected - the higher reading from the foundations, if confirmed, would be more of a concern as the cause is at present unclear. But as officials indicate, it might not be a genuine reading anyway.

"What this does demonstrate is that, seven years after the disaster, cleaning up the Fukushima site remains a massive challenge - and one that we're going to be reading about for decades, never mind years."

But Mycle Schneider, an independent energy consultant and lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, says that Tepco "hasn't a clue what it is doing" in its job to decommission the plant.

He added the contaminated water leaking at the site could end up in the ocean if the ongoing treatment project failed, causing a "global" disaster, he told The Independent.

"Finding high readings in the reactor is normal, it's where the molten fuel is, it would be bizarre if it wasn't," he said.

"I find it symptomatic of the past seven years, in that they don't know what they're doing, Tepco, these energy companies haven't a clue what they're doing, so to me it's been going wrong from the beginning. It's a disaster of unseen proportions."

Mr Schneider said the radiation leaks could have global consequences.

"This is an area of the planet that gets hit by tornadoes and all kinds of heavy weather patterns, which is a problem," he said.

"When you have waste stored above ground in inappropriate ways, it can get washed out and you can get contamination all over the place ... if it contaminates the ocean, there is no local contamination - the ocean is global, so anything that goes into the ocean goes to everyone."

He added: "It needs to be clear that this problem is not gone, this is not just a local problem. It's a very major thing."

The Independent contacted Tepco for comment, but the energy giant had not responded at the time of publication.         
Lethal radiation amounts still detected at crippled Fukushima plant 7yrs after disaster

Mirage News

An inspection of the Fukushima nuclear plant has detected extremely high amounts of radiation, says operator TEPCO. Just an hour of exposure would be lethal. A remote-controlled inspection detected 42 Sieverts (Sv) per hour of radiation outside the foundations of the crippled Unit 2 of the plant,

'Global Consequences' of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant

3 days ago -
Since the disaster, numerous studies and reports have emerged showing the operator's failures in handling the now-crippled plant.


IT WAS THE SAME LAST YEAR...
Feb 8, 2017
- The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels.   
Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable levels'   


Fukushima - MSN.com


https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/topicpage?q=FUKUSHIMA     

6 days ago - Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leak seven years after plant meltdown in Japan.


Fushima December 27, 2017
FUKUSHIMA NCLEAR WASTE GROWS BIGGER EVERY DAY.
AND WITH MORE WASTE, THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE RADIATION.  

http://www.dianuke.org/video-fukushima-nuclear-waste-crisis-getting-bigger-every-passing-day/

Adopting a return to normal policy, the Japanese government undertook an unprecedented decontamination program for areas of Fukushima contaminated by the triple reactor meltdown in March 2011. Fukushima prefecture is 70 percent mountainous forest which has not and cannot be decontaminated, with decontamination efforts focussed along roads and in towns, farmland and in narrow areas around peoples houses. The result has been that the Japanese authorities have produced a nuclear waste crisis, with over 7 million tons of waste located in 147,000 locations (as of August 2017). The Japanese government is determined to force people back to their homes despite the on-going radiation risks and the vast volumes of nuclear waste.  


WE'VE BEEN WARNED BY THOSE WHO ARE THERE SINCE 2011, BUT MANSTREAM MEDIA KEEPS SWEEPING THEIR CONCERNS AND THE HONEST FACTS UNDER THE RUG.
Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of ...
         https://www.asia-pacificresearch.com/fukushima...nuclear...nuclear-radiation/56277076 days ago - After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima,

Scandal: Japan Forces Top Official To Retract Prime Minister’s Revelation Fukushima Permanently Uninhabitable


Emergency Special Report: Japan’s Earthquake, Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe
– by Yoichi Shimatsu – 2011-03-13

The tendency to deny systemic errors – "in order to avoid public panic" – is rooted in the determination of an entrenched Japanese bureaucracy to protect itself.

An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the US Follows Arrival of Radioactive Plume from Fukushima, Is there a Correlation?
– by Dr. Joseph J. Mangano, Dr. Janette Sherman – 2011-12-20

Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity


AS ONE PERSON COMMENTED ON THE DIANUKE WEBSITE:
"The conventional medical-dental industries and the nuclear-military industries (=the radiation cartel) have been, for well over half a century , perpetually lying about, and minimizing, the true toxicity of ionizing radiation (e.g resorting to false sneaky comparisons between radiation exposure from sunlight or an airplane flight to a dental or medical x-ray or the exposure to nuclear fallout, etc. to deliberately deceive the unwitting public) to avoid culpability for the huge number of deaths and injuries that they're responsible for (discussed and well referenced in the book "The Mammogram Myth" by Rolf Hefti).
The distortions and disinformation about the alleged safety of (low dose) radiation or the purported lack of much harm to people, whether from medical x-rays or fallout from disaster sites such as Chernobyl or Fukushima, continues to this day. The real danger and damage caused by Chernobyl and Fukushima are much higher than the officialdom wants the public to believe."


HOW MANY WHO ARE RIGHT THERE IN THE CENTER OF THIS HAVE PLEADED WITH US FOR YEARS TO HELP THEM? HOW MANY PARENTS, JAPANESE PHYSICIANS, SCIENTISTS, JOURNALISTS, FARMERS, PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY, AND EVEN EX-PRIME MINISTERS, THREE OF THEM, HAVE TRIED TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE WORLD THAT THIS IS A NIGHTMARE WITH NO ENDING, AN ONGOING NUCLEAR DIASTER THAT WRAPS AROUND THE GLOBE?

BUT ABE, TEPCO, THE NUCLEAR 'ENERGY' GOONS ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE MANAGED TO CONTROL THE PRESS, KEEP THE FACTS FROM BEING KNOWN, CALM THE MASSES, AND THEY CONTINUE TO SELL THE LIE THAT FUKUSHIMA IS FINE.

"COME, WORLD, COME TO THE SHINZO ABE OLYMPICS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EXTINCTION EVENT KNOWN AS FUKUSHIMA'S DAI'ICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. EAT THE TOXIC FOOOD, DRINK THE TOXIC WATER, BREATHE THE TOXIC AIR AND GO HOME AND WAIT FOR YOUR CANCERS TO DEVELOP."

BELOW, HERE, OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING THERE IN JAPAN TODAY TRY AGAIN TO TELL US WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING.
SOME OF THIS IS LENGTHY, SOME IS A BIT TECHNICAL, BUT READ WHAT THEY SAID, PLEASE, IF ONLY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEY TRIED TO WARN US.


Tokyo Not Fit For Human Habitation - YouTube

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb94rEERjpM


A MOTHER IN TOKYO PLEADS FOR HELP
Published on Jan 29, 2018


"I am standing here to tell you that the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe is not over. I evacuated to Kansai three years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Where do you think I evacuated from? I evacuated from Tokyo. Do you know that Tokyo has serious radioactive contamination?? Tens of millions of people in East Japan live with radioactive contamination now.
My daughter was 5 years old at the time of the accident She was a cheerful and active girl. But after one year since the accident, her health conditions became bad and she was troubled by strange symptoms.
She told me, "Mommy, I feel so bad, I have no power, My hands hurt, my legs hurt, my body hurts."

In fact, my daughter became so sick that she could not live a normal life at all.
At that time I met a doctor who was working with the issue of radiation exposure in the metropolitan area. He said, if sick children are moved to the west away from contaminated eastern Japan, some of them might recover health.
According to his examinations after the accident, the number of white blood cells of children living in the metropolitan area was decreasing. And he added that neutrophils among white blood cells were particularly badly decreasing. And as we found out later, our two children also had the same condition.
Today, the doctor is saying that for every ten children in Tokyo, nine of them have below standard numbers of neutrophils.
When I consulted the doctor about my daughter, he clearly stated that she was affected by the radiation exposure.
And he gave me advice to move my daughter.

In any case, I tried to move my sick daughter out of Tokyo.
Whenever we stayed in a place where there was no radioactive contamination, she became very well. But when we returned to Tokyo, she became sick again. We did not have the option to stay in Tokyo, we just fled from Tokyo and came here.

Living in East Japan means living with many radioactive materials, and it is not a place where people can live in good health.
So, as evacuees from eastern Japan, we are calling for evacuation to West Japan.

Our existence here is not broadcasted on the radio nor published in newspapers. So, I am telling you about it now.
After the accident, we were told that radiation was not a problem and health damages would not occur. But it was not true.
Many of us have evacuated from East to West due to various health problems. Many people are getting sick today in East Japan. People are dying without noticing that it is due to radiation. Many Japanese can not face this nuclear catastrophe.

Now my daughter is 12 years old. She's healthy and enjoys everyday life. She has good friends and says she wants to continue living here forever.
My daughter wrote this , It says she wants to stay here with her friends forever.

She is very afraid that nuclear power plants now get restarted and may have another accident. If that happens, she will have to move away from here again. If another nuclear accident happens, she knows that she can not live in this country anymore.

And accidents are not the only ones that threaten her. This is a basic issue but after the accident, our government has not confined radioactive materials to one place.
On the contrary, our government has a policy of diluting toxic radioactive waste by mixing it with water, cement or other materials, and making it look harmless.

And the Japanese government now allows incineration of highly contaminated nuclear waste of up to 8000 Bq/kg, 80 times as high as before the Fukushima accident. It's all to reduce the enormous amount of nuclear waste. But as conscientious scientists say, we should never burn radioactive materials. It should never have been allowed.

We don’t seem to be able to stop this crazy, irresponsible way of our government.
I hope that my daughter can live in her beloved country where she was born and raised. Please try to know what is going on in Japan now.
We are telling the world that the nuclear disaster is far from being over."
https://www.facebook.com/100011331077...

In addition Dr Shigeru Mita closed his medical practice in Tokyo in 2014 and left the city, declaring it "not fit for human habitation" when he found that all his child patients of 10 years old and under had reduced neutrophils and other illnesses due to "chronic internal exposure to low dose ionising radiation":
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Tokyo_contami...


A JAPANESE CITIZEN AND SCIENTIST SHOWS US THE TRUTH
January 31, 2018

An appeal from Etsuji Watanabe, member of the Japanese anti-radiation citizen-scientist group ACSIR (Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned about Internal Radiation Exposures)

Yuko Kato: Evacuee from Fukushima, member of the Kansai plaintiff group for compensation against TEPCO and government.

Ruiwen Song: Taiwanese freelance journalist

The Japanese government has created foreign language websites which provide the information about radiology in general and the radiological situation in Fukushima. Journalists around the world, our friends and acquaintances living abroad are continually asking us whether the information that these Japanese central and local government websites present to the international community is correct or not. The following is our answer.

[Question 1]
The stories uploaded on these websites give people the impression that worrying about radiation is unnecessary. As for this impression, has Fukushima now really become a safe place to live or visit?  

[Answer]
First of all, Japanese anti-nuclear activists and evacuees from contaminated areas in Fukushima and Kanto, have been warning people all over the world NEVER to trust what the Japanese government is saying about both radiology in general and the specific radiological health effects caused by the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster (hereafter Fukushima accident) following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11th, 2011.

Prime-minister Shinzo Abe and the Japanese government as a whole including Fukushima prefectural government have repeatedly declared that "with regard to health-related problems (of the Fukushima accident), I (Abe) will state in the most emphatic and unequivocal terms that there have been no problems until now, nor are there any at present, nor will there be in the future." (Abe’s statement at a news conference). See the Japanese government website below.
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/96_abe/statement/201309/07argentine_naigai_e.html

 This claim is completely fabricated and false. In making these claims, the Japanese government is blatantly ignoring the vast number of studies in radiological sciences and epidemiology that have been accumulating historically. By engaging in this behavior, the Japanese government has been systematically deceiving the public, both nationally and internationally.

Just think of the amount of radioactivity released during the Fukushima accident. As you know, one of the standards used to assess the extent of radioactive releases and longtime human health effects is the levels of cesium 137 (Cs137) released into the environment. Based on the Japanese government data (which is an underestimate), the Fukushima accident released 168 times the Cs137 discharged by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This amount is almost the equivalent to the total atmospheric nuclear explosions conducted by the United States on the Nevada test ground. The Nevada desert is not designated as a residential area, but the Japanese government has recommended evacuated residents return to live in areas with radiation levels of up to 20 mSv/year. By removing economic support for evacuees, the Japanese government has forced many people who had evacuated from these areas to return.

We estimate that in the Fukushima accident approximately 400-600 times the Cs137 were released into the atmosphere by the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. Roughly 20% of the Cs137, or 80-120 Hiroshima-equivalents, were deposited on Japan. Of this, the decontamination efforts have only been able to retrieve five Hiroshima-equivalents. The waste from decontamination efforts is typically stored all over Fukushima mostly in mountainous heaps of large plastic bags. This means that 75-115 Hiroshima-equivalents of Cs137 still remain in Fukushima, surrounding prefectures, and all over Japan.

In addition, the Japanese government is now planning to reuse the retrieved contaminated soil under 8000Bq/kg in public works projects all over Japan. This self-destructive program has now been partially started without any announcements as to where the contaminated soil are and will be reused, under the pretext of "avoiding damage caused by harmful rumors". This project is tantamount to scattering lethal fallout of Cs137 equivalent to about 5 times that of Hiroshima bomb all over Japan. The Japanese government is literally behaving like a nuclear terrorist.

Do you really imagine that Fukushima prefecture and surrounding areas, contaminated as they are to levels similar to the Nevada test site, is really a safe place for people to permanently live, or for foreign tourists to visit and go sightseeing?

Regrettably, we must conclude that it is not, for either residents or tourists the situation in Fukushima is not safe.


[Question 2]
These websites also point out that the international annual dose limit for the public is at 1mSv, but this level is easily exceeded by only one CT-scan, insinuating that this 1mSv standard is set too low and thus not a useful indicator.
 
[Answer]
CT-Scans are often cited as if they had no radiation risks, But this is not true. A recent study clearly shows that every CT-scan (about 4.5mSv irradiation) increases the risk of cancers in children by 24%. See the website below.
http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2360
In Fukushima the allowable level of radiation per year for residents is now 20mSv. Can you imagine having 4-5 CT-scans every year?
  
[Question 3]
One of the websites states: "In Fukushima, the indoor radiation doses are now so reduced that no radioactive cesium can be found in the air. Therefore, no radioactive particles can invade the human body during breathing." What do you think of this statement?

[Answer]
The Japanese government also ignores the long term peril caused by "hot particles" ――micron-and- nano-sized radioactive particulates――which, if inhaled or absorbed into the human body, may lead to many kinds of cancers and other diseases including cardiac failure. We should consider internal irradiation to the cells near the radiation sources to be 500 times more dangerous than external irradiation because particles inside the body radiates very near or even inside cells, causing intensive damage to DNAs and other cell organs such as mitochondria.

[Question 4]
These websites explain that there exists not only artificial but also natural radioactivity, thus people are living in an environment surrounded by radiation all the time in everyday life.

[Answer]
One of the main tactics that the Japanese government often uses to propagate the "safety of low level irradiation" is to compare artificial radioactivity with natural radioactivity. But this logic is a methodological sleight of hand. It is crystal-clear that even exposure to natural radioactivity has its own health risks. Cancers sickened and killed people long before artificial radioactivity was used. For example, Seishu Hanaoka, one of the founders of Japan’s medicine, carried out 152 breast cancer surgeries from 1804 to 1836.  

Both kinds of radioactivity have their own health risks. Risks caused by artificial radioactivity should not be compared but be added to the natural radioactivity risks as they both lead to the accumulation of exposure.
  
For example, potassium 40 (K40) is a typical natural radioactive nuclide. According to the Japanese government, the average internal exposure dose for adults from K40 is about 4,000Bq/year or 0.17mSv/year. See the website below (in Japanese).
http://www.kantei.go.jp/saigai/pdf/g31_siryou5.pdf
    
The ICRP risk model (2007) allows us to estimate the approximate risk posed by K40. The calculation shows that K40 is responsible for approximately 4,000 cancer cases and 1,000 deaths every year. If the same amount of radiation was added to that of K40 in the human body by artificial sources, the cancers and mortalities would be doubled to 8,000 and 2,000 a year, respectively. Based on the ECRR (2010) model, which criticizes the ICRP risk model as a severe underestimate, these figures should be multiplied by 40, reaching 320,000 and 80,000, respectively.
  
The extract you cite from the Fukushima government website is completely fake: "In Fukushima, the indoor radiation doses are now so reduced that no radioactive cesium can be found in the air. Therefore, no radioactive particles can invade the human body during respiration". Reports from civic radiation measurement stations refute this claim. For example, dust collecting paper packs of vacuum cleaners used in Iwaki City, Fukushima prefecture, are radiologically measured and 4,800-53,900Bq/kg radioactive cesium was detected in Oct-Dec 2015. See the website below (in Japanese).
http://www.iwakisokuteishitu.com/pdf/tsushin011.pdf
    
[Question 5]
One of the websites says that the Fukushima prefecture has conducted whole-body counter screenings of the 170,000 local population so far but cesium was rarely detected." Does this mean that we can safely consume food from Fukushima, and Fukushima residents are no longer being exposed internally to radiation?
    
[Answer]
This is a typical example of demagogy by the Japanese government: vague expressions lacking specific data, using the words "safe and secure" without clear explanation. In reality, the government has not publicized any data indicating serious irradiation of the population. For example, you mentioned the Fukushima prefectural government website saying that whole-body counter screenings of 170,000 members of the local population have found radioactive Cs only in very few cases. However, the fact that no specific number is given makes the statement suspicious.
  
These statistics, more than likely, exclude many firefighters or other municipal employees who, at the time of accident, helped local residents evacuate from a lot of contaminated areas surrounding the defunct Fukushima plant. These people were subjected to serious radiation doses.
    
Civic groups’ efforts for the disclosure of information has recently prompted city officials near the defunct plant to disclose the fact that it conducted whole-body counter check-ups on about 180 firefighters, nurses and municipal employees. According to Koichi Ohyama, a member of the municipal assembly of Minami Soma, the screening conducted in July, 2011, showed almost all of these people tested positive in Cs. The maximum Cs137 dose among the firefighters was as high as 140,000 Bq. This data reveals a part of the reality of irradiation but it is only a tiny part.
    
[Question 6]
The government websites suggest that no health effects from irradiation have been reported in Fukushima. Is this true? Or have any symptoms appeared that indicate an increase in radiation-induced diseases in Fukushima?
    
[Answer]
One example is the outbreak of child thyroid cancer, but the Japanese government has been denying the relationship with irradiation from radioactive iodine released from the Fukushima disaster.
    
Japan’s population statistics reflect the health effects from the Fukushima disaster radioactivity. The following data clearly show that diseases increasing in Fukushima are highly likely to have been radiation-induced.
    
[Question 7] The Fukushima prefecture website says, "After the Fukushima accident, the Japanese government has introduced the provisional standards for radioactive iodine and cesium. The Fukushima prefectural government subsequently strictly regulated distribution and consumption of food with levels of radioactivity exceeding the provisional standards. Now we have had this new much stricter standard. The distribution and consumption of food exceeding this new standard has been continuously regulated; therefore any food on the market is safe to consume." Is it true?
    
[Answer] As for food contamination, the Japanese government has also tried to cover up the real picture. First, the current government standard for radioactivity in food, 100Bq/kg, is dangerously high for human health, especially for fetuses, infants, children and pregnant women. Even six and a half years after the accident, the Agriculture Ministry of Japan as well as many civic radioactivity measurement stations all over the country have reported many food contamination cases, although the frequency is evidently reduced.
     
The Japanese government has underestimated the danger presented by internal irradiation. But, we must consider two important factors. (1) The wide range of difference in personal radio-sensitivity. According to Professor Tadashi Hongyo (Osaka University Medical Faculty), the maximum difference is as wide as 100 times in terms of biological half-life of Cs137. (2) Recent studies denying that the so-called biological half-life decrease curve actually exists. According to the new model, daily food contamination can cause concentrations to accumulate as time passes. Even a daily 1Bq internal radiation dose from food cannot be safe for human health (details below).
    
Our recommendation is to be cautious of food or produce from Fukushima and the surrounding areas, and, even if contamination levels are said to have now generally decreased, to avoid jumping to the conclusion that all the food is fit to eat.
   
[Question 8] We would like to ask about the situations in prefectures surrounding Fukushima. A television program once reported, "As for the safety of Tochigi and Gunma prefectures, few people are raising concern about health effects of radiation." Is it true that the prefectures somewhat distant from the Fukushima Daiichi plant are now safe with no human risk?
    
[Answer] Regarding the radioactive contamination in prefectures surrounding Fukushima, you can refer to the following website.
http://www.gowest-comewest.net/statement/20170825english.html
This article examines the contamination in the Tokyo metropolitan area, but conditions are the same or more serious in Tochigi or other prefectures north of Tokyo, nearer to the defunct Fukushima Daiichi plant.
     
Another example is the statistics of stillbirth and neonatal mortality in Fukushima and the surrounding five prefectures (Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaragi, Miyagi, Iwate) shown below.
      
Perinatal mortality in not only Fukushima prefecture but also neighboring prefectures rose 15.6% just 10 months after the accidents. This clearly indicates the existence of some kind of human health damage from radiation.
     
[Question 9] We would like to ask about the decontamination efforts by famers living in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures. Should we think highly of the farmers measuring the amount of radiation deposited on the surface of soil to create radiation maps for farms, or washing the radiation from the surface of every single tree off the radiation with high-pressure washers? The farmers said that while these methods have been shown to be radiologically effective, their produce did not sell well, because consumers are still feeling anxious about health risks. Does the problem of radioactive food contamination in Japan just end up in whether each consumer personally believes it safe or not?
      
[Answer] We must raise a question that, despite the government’s decontamination efforts, a huge amount of radioactive materials deposited in mountainous areas remain untouched. Now they are re-dispersing and re-depositing over wide areas of Fukushima and surrounding prefectures via winds, cars, trains, river water, pollen, spores, emissions from incinerators, in the form of radioactive dusts and particulates, among many others. For an example, see the following website.
http://www2.jpgu.org/meeting/2015/PDF2015/M-AG38_all_e.pdf


So I regret to say that, although these farmers’ endeavors you mentioned are very precious and respectable, they are not sufficient to completely eliminate the risk of radiation exposure from food. The problem exists objectively in the nuclear materials deposited on and in soil, algae, plants, houses, buildings, forests, animal and human bodies, not subjectively in the consumers’ sentiment or psychology.
    
[Question 10] Japanese experts have recently pitched a cultivation method that can remove cesium by intensive use of potassium fertilizer. Is this method effective at all? Do you have any doubt about their claims?
     
[Answer] They seem to be among those experts who have been criticizing the general public’s tendency to demand "zero irradiation risk" as an obstacle to Fukushima reconstruction.
     
As you know, cesium (Cs) has chemically similar characteristics to potassium (K). So it is true that higher levels of application of potassium fertilizer lowers the plant’s absorption, and therefore concentration, of radioactive Cs, decreasing Cs137/134 concentrations in produce, often to below the government standard of 100Bq/kg. But the following problems remain: (1) This procedure can prevent Cs transfer from the soil to produce only partly, not completely; (2) This process raises the potassium concentration in the produce and therefore heightens the burdens on certain human organs such as kidneys, the heart and the nervous system, causing new health risks; (3) Heightened concentration of potassium also leads to the heightened concentration of radioactive K40, so the reduced risk of radioactive Cs lead to an increased risk of internal irradiation by K40.
    
[Question 11] Even if cesium concentration was reduced by applying more potassium fertilizer than usual, strontium contamination would remain. In Japanese government’s international press campaign as to the Fukushima accident, almost nothing has been said about strontium. If you have any information on strontium contamination, let us know.
     
[Answer] We regret that the information about strontium that you are asking for is very limited and searching for it is also a challenge for us. The Japanese government and research institutes under the government have reported very limited data regarding strontium contamination. But it is important that the Japanese government admits the fact of strontium contamination within 80km from the defunct Fukushima plant. See the website below.
http://radioactivity.nsr.go.jp/ja/contents/6000/5048/24/5600_110930_rev130701.pdf

   
The US Department of Energy data on the strontium contamination of soil in Japan and its visualization (in Japanese) can be seen on the websites below.
https://energy.gov/downloads/us-doennsa-response-2011-fukushima-incident-data-and-documentation
       
[Question 12] Some Japanese experts say, "the Japanese government has declared that no health effects from irradiation below 100mSv (or 100mSv/year) have been confirmed." Some farmers have established a private food standard of 20Bq/kg, much lower than the Japanese government standard of 100Bq/kg. Do you think that doses under 100mSv or under 20Bq/kg are safe and secure?
      
[Answer] As you mentioned, the Japanese government claims that no scientific studies verify that irradiation of 100mSv or less poses a threat to human health, suggesting that irradiation under 100mSv has no risk. This, however, is false. The government is fabricating this information. In fact, very many scientific studies have already confirmed and proven health effects induced by irradiation under 100mSv. For example, see the websites below.
            
Background Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Childhood Cancer: A Census-Based Nationwide Cohort Study

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408548/
   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24198200
   
http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2360
   
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22766784
   
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3050947/
   
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696975/
    

 The Japanese government is using the term "100mSv" in a deliberately ambiguous and confusing manner. The expression 100mSv can have three meanings: (1) a one-time irradiation dose, (2) cumulative irradiation doses, or (3) annual irradiation doses. So 100mSv is not the same as, nor equal to the 100mSv/year that you mentioned in parenthesis. The latter amounts to a 1Sv in cumulative dose over 10 years (which is an up to 10% lethal dose), and 5Sv over 50 years (which is a 50% lethal dose). The present government standard for evacuees to return, 20mSv/year, means that living there for 5 years leads to a cumulative dose of 100mSv, at which the Japanese government admits clear health risks.
      
Regarding 20Bq/kg as some farmers’ private food standard, it is critical to pay serious attention to the extraction process of Cs from tissues. Japanese-Canadian non-organic biochemist Eiichiro Ochiai points out in his book "Hiroshima to Fukushima, Biohazards of Radiation" (2014) that, based on the Leggett model, the Cs concentration injected in tissues at one time diminishes relatively quickly for about 10 days in most tissues. After that, processes slow down, tending to become steady. He writes: the decrease of the overall Cs level in the body does not follow an exponential decay curve (p.83). This means that consecutive intake of Cs, even in very low levels, results in the accumulation of Cs in the body. (Incidentally, Ochiai’s book can be downloaded for free from the website below.)
https://archive.org/details/HiroshimaToFukushima
     
Regarding the Leggett model, see the website below.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14630424


Yuri Bandazhevsky considers over 10Bq/kg of radioactive Cs concentrations in the body to be unsafe because even this low level can possibly cause abnormal electrocardiographic pattern in babies, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, cataracts, and so on.
    
Therefore, we can conclude unequivocally that neither the irradiation under 100mSv nor the privately set 20Bq/kg food standard are safe and secure."


LISTEN TO THOSE WHO ARE THERE.
READ EVERYTHING YOU CAN FIND ABOUT THIS. 

WE LEARN OR WE PERISH.


ALL THE BEST AND THANK YOU ALL FOR READING HERE OVER THE YEARS.
I AM HUMBLY GRATEFUL. 
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ADDENDUM:

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:


1- YOU IN THE E.U., BE VERY AWARE OF THIS, FOR WHEN IT IS ALLOWED, RADIOACTIVE FOODS WILL LIKELY NOT BE LABELED AS COMING FROM THE AFFECTED PROVINCES IN JAPAN.
ONCE RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES ARE INGESTED OR INHALED, THEY WILL AFFECT YOU FOR YEARS AND WILL HARM YOUR DNA.


2-
Radioactive leak at Indira Gandhi International Airpor's cargo terminal 

A leak of radioactive substance, which had come from Turkey, was detected at the cargo complex of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here .

DID THE MADMAN ERDOGAN TAKE NUKES FROM THE AMERICAN BASE HE HELD HOSTAGE THERE FOR DAYS? IS THAT WHAT WAS IN THIS "CARGO"? IS THAT WHY THE U.S. IS CATERING TO HIS EVERY DEMAND SINCE HE RAIDED OUR AIRBASE THERE?
REMEMBER WHAT WE LEARNED YEARS AGO ABOUT THE U.S. MILITARY HAVING "SUITCASE NUKES". RESEARCH THAT.
QUESTION EVERYTHING! 


3- YOU IN THE U.S., WATCH THIS WEBSITE AND READ YOUR FOOD LABELS.
THE FDA IS COMPLICIT WITH MANY, WHOEVER OFFERS THEM THE MOST $$$ GARNERS THE MOST "FAVORS".
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_621.html
Import Alert 99-33
Published Date: 01/24/2018    
Revisions to this Import Alert dated January 23, 2018 is to add Koshiabura under the listing for the NIIGATA PREFECTURE, which was inadvertently omitted from the 11/20/2017 revision.
     
4-
Experts doubt lifting of Japan food ban 
    
Jan 11, 2018 - Many countries and regions, including China, the U.S., South Korea, Singapore and the EU, have curbed imports of food products from areas near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant over fears of potential contamination, although some have recently eased their restrictions.

5- AMERICAN COMPANIES CAN USE FOODS FROM JAPAN AND NOT HAVE TO LABEL IT AS COMING FROM JAPAN. THEY CAN THEN EXPORT THOSE FOOD ITEMS ANYWHERE ON EARTH.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT U.S. FOOD LABELING LAW CAN HARM YOU.


"Under §304 of the
Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1304), every imported item must be conspicuously and indelibly marked in English to indicate to the "ultimate purchaser" its country of origin." According to the U.S. Customs, generally defined the "ultimate purchaser" is the last U.S. person who will receive the goods in the form in which it was imported.  

However, if the goods are destined for a U.S. based processor where they will undergo "substantial transformation", then that processor or manufacturer is considered the ultimate purchaser. The law authorizes exceptions to labeling requirements, such as for articles incapable of being marked or where the cost would be "economically prohibitive." 

 This does not apply to food 'processed' in the US with ingredients from other countries. Processed food includes milk, juice, dry foods and dietary supplements/vitamins. FDA website states: 1. An imported product, such as shrimp, is peeled, deveined and incorporated into a shrimp dish, such as "shrimp quiche." The product is no longer identifiable as shrimp but as "quiche." The quiche is a product of the US. So labeling it as "product of the USA" would not be a violation of the FFD&C Act. (Whether or not it violates *CBP’s* requirements would need to be asked.) 2. An imported product, such as shrimp, is peeled and deveined. It is labeled as "Imported by" or "Distributed by" a firm in the USA. Such labeling would not violate the FFD&C Act, but it would not meet the *CBP’s* requirement for country of origin labeling. The product would also have to be clearly identified as to country of origin. 

In 2009, the Canadian government launched a challenge to mCOOL at the
World Trade Organization (WTO).[4] The Canadian federal government argued before the WTO that American "country of origin" labelling rules (COOL) actually worked to the detriment of the meat industry on both sides of the border by increasing costs, lowering processing efficiency and otherwise distorting trade across the Canada-U.S. border. Mexico made similar claims.
  
In 2011, Canada said the WTO ruled in Canada's favor.
[5] The US said the panel affirmed the right of the United States to require country of origin labeling for meat products.[6] Canada and Mexico are asking the WTO for another review and permission to impose more than $2 billion a year in retaliatory tariffs, and the governments involved will be notified confidentially of the WTO decision on June 20, which will be made public a month later.[7][needs update]

  
In May 2015, the WTO upheld its previous ruling that the U.S. COOL requirements discriminated against Canadian and Mexican livestock.
[8] The two countries asked the WTO to authorize US$3 billion in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. imports.[8] In December 2015, the WTO determined the impact of the COOL requirements on the Canadian and Mexican economies at $1.1 billion and authorized Canada and Mexico to impose $781 million and $228 million, respectively, in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. imports.[8]HYPERLINK \l "cite_note-9"[9]
    

OTHER THINGS I FOUND WHILE RESEARCHING FOR THIS ARTICLE THAT ARE ALSO IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON:
Live Jet stream wind map of world radiation Fallout USA Healthy


 Jan 27, 2018 - "Did you know today is a bad day to be outside did your front page mention the heavy amount of radioactive particles in the air today that came from the death plumes from Fukushima 4 days ago?
It took The soviet union 500,000 workers to decommission Chernobyl.
Chernobyl was much smaller and was only 30 % melted down.
Fukushima has 3 reactors complete meltdowns that ran on mox fuel.. Enriched uranium weapons grade. Doing the math it would take 5 million kamikazes to save the world."


Russian navy detected 2 nuclear explosions underneath Fukushima Diaechi Japan nuclear reactors. The first blast was over a size 5, the second detonation was around a 3.8. Moscow has classified "Fukushima" as a top priority.


URANIUM 'BUCKY BALLS' ARE STILL CROSSING THE PACIFIC FROM JAPAN.
http://miami-water.com/blog/3379/scientists-baffled-in-breaking-the-bucky-ball-radioactive-encased-carbon-particles/


Concrete Nuclear Dome Is LEAKING RADIOACTIVE Waste Into The ...

3 days ago - The nuclear waste dome on Runit Island northeast of Australia is leaking. The site is pouring nuclear radioactive waste from 43 tests directly into the ocean 



A new branch of chemistry must emerge to understand this composite carbon encased particle and its properties and behavior. It will take decades for bio science to begin to comprehend the cellular effects of the FBB.
Japan’s population declines by record 244,000 in 2013

"America's Chernobyl": The Hanford Site, a Beautiful Disaster - Seven ...   

Jan 7, 2018 - It was late 1942, and the future officer in charge of the Hanford nuclear site on Washington's Columbia River, Colonel Franklin T. Matthias, was high above ... project, and the very real possibility of contaminating nearby Knoxville with radioactive material, that the project should be moved further west to a more remote area.]]]

"One Typhoon Away From Full Breach" - US Nuke-Test Dome Leaking






 








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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE LEAKING HIGH RADIATION LEVELS AGAIN




NOTHING CONTAINING THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF NUCLEAR WASTE AT HANFORD CAN LAST UNTIL THE ESTIMATED DATES FOR THE SITE TO BE CLEANED UP. STORAGE TANKS, CONCRETE, EVERYTHING IS CRUMBLING FROM THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORED IN THEM.

AND NOW, YET ANOTHER LEAK OF PLUTONIUM AND AMERICIUM.
 

ABOVE: THIS IS HOW THEY STORE RADIOACTICVE WATER AT HANFORD, IN DUMPSTERS WITH TARP COVERINGS, AND DUMP THEM THEY HAVE...ILLEGALLY.

THE WORLD CAN LOOK AT AMERICA'S FAILURE, THE HANFORD NUCLEAR 'SUPER SITE" IN WASHINGTON STATE, AND SEE WHAT WE FACE WITH FUKUSHIMA'S DISASTER.

DECADES OF INTENTIONAL DEADLY RELEASES OF RADIATION IN 'TESTS' AND "VENTINGS", CARELESS HANDLING OF NUCLEAR WASTE, FOLLOWED BY MORE DECADES OF EVER-GROWING LEAKS, WHILE WORKERS AND RESIDENTS DOWNWIND AND DOWNSTREAM DIE, YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR.

LAST MONTH, AND CONTINUING INTO THIS MONTH, NEW HIGH LEVELS OF ALPHA RADIATION FROM PLUTONIUM AND AMERICIUM HAVE BEEN DETECTED WITHIN A 10-MILE RADIUS OF HANFORD, LEVELS EXCEEDING WHAT THE FEDS ALLOW BY FROM 5 TO 10 TIMES.

WHAT IS NEVER ADDRESSED BY PROPONENTS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY IS THAT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS DOESN'T ADDRESS BIOACCUMULATION.
IT ONLY ADDRESSES WHAT'S ALLOWED FOR A YEAR FROM MEASURABLE ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION.

RADIATION SETTLES INTO SOIL, FALLS IN RAIN, GETS INTO WATER SUPPLIES, CAN BE MEASURED IN CROPS, IN MILK FROM BOTH ANIMALS AND HUMANS, ON SURFACES, IN ROADSIDE DITCHES, IN PUDDLES.
WHEN HUMANS ARE EXPOSED LIKE THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR, WHAT'S ALLOWED IS EXCEEDED MANY TIMES OVER.

HANFORD'S DARK HISTORY...

For 40 years plutonium buttons for nuclear warheads were manufactured inside the PFP.

Hanford is not a nuclear power plant.
It is a 586 square mile federally owned, decommissioned nuclear weapons facility near Richland, Washington, a town built for Hanford scientists and workers.

From 1943 to 1988 workers produced plutonium for the secret Manhattan Project and later to bolster the country’s nuclear stockpile throughout the Cold War.

During that period, the project expanded to include nine nuclear reactors and five large plutonium processing complexes, which produced plutonium for most of the more than 60,000 weapons built for America's. nuclear arsenal.

Since 1988, Hanford has been a nuclear clean up site only, HOWEVER, besides the cleanup project, Hanford also hosts a commercial nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station, and various centers for scientific research and development, such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the LIGO Hanford Observatory. 

Since 2003, radioactive materials are known to be leaking from Hanford into the environment.

Hanford is considered the most contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere.

Decades of manufacturing left behind (AT THAT TIME) 53 million U.S. gallons (200,000 m3) of high-level radioactive waste stored within 177 storage tanks, an additional 25 million cubic feet (710,000 m3) of solid radioactive waste, and 200 square miles (520 km2) of contaminated groundwater beneath the site.

An enormous volume of water from the Columbia River was required to dissipate the heat produced by Hanford's nuclear reactors. From 1944 to 1971, pump systems drew cooling water from the river and, after 'treating' this water, returned it to the river.

Before its release into the river, the used water was held in large tanks known as retention basins for up to six hours.

Long-lived isotopes are not affected by this retention, and several terabecquerels entered the river every day.
The federal government kept knowledge about these radioactive releases secret.

Radiation was later measured 200 miles (320 km) downstream as far west as the Washington and Oregon coasts, which means the Pacific Ocean was also contaminated by Hanford.   

Were coastal residents warned?
NO.  
NOR WERE PEOPLE DOWNWIND OR DOWNSTREAM... FOR DECADES.
 

The plutonium separation process resulted in the release of radioactive isotopes into the air, which were carried by the wind throughout southeastern Washington and into parts of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Downwinders were exposed to radionuclides, particularly iodine-131, with the heaviest releases during the period from 1945 to 1951.

These radionuclides entered the food chain; hazardous fallout was ingested by communities who consumed radioactive food and milk unaware of the danger.

In 2007, the Hanford site represented 60% of high-level radioactive waste by volume managed by the U.S. Department of Energy.

THIS ONE SITE COSTS TAXPAYERS OVER A BILLION DOLLARS TO 'MAINTAIN' EVERY YEAR.
AND THEN THERE'S WHAT WE'RE PAYING PRIVATE CONTRACTORS FOR CLEANUP BUT WHO HAVEN'T MANAGED TO CLEAN UP ANYTHING IN ALL THESE YEARS. 

AS TIME REPORTED IN 2015:
"Corporate contractors hired to clean up Hanford have made hundreds of millions of dollars in fees and surcharges, and, since little has been accomplished, the tab promises to mount for decades. Since 1991, the US Department of Energy has missed every target for remediation of Hanford’s deadly nuclear waste. Highly radioactive fluids are seeping toward the Columbia River watershed, while in the past two years 54 clean-up workers have fallen ill from mysterious toxic vapors.

THE D.O.E. DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HUMAN WELFARE, JUST NUKES.
Last fall, seeking to finally get some action, Washington State sued the DOE to speed up the timeline and make the project safer—but, on Dec. 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice rejected the request. The express schedule was too expensive, they said, despite the fact that the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration is planning to spend a trillion dollars in 30 years to create a new generation of more accurate, deadly weapons. In fact, the DOE spends more money now in real dollars on nuclear weapons than it did at the height of the Cold War.

(DO READ ALL OF TIME'S ARTICLE IF YOU GET A CHANCE.
SEE HOWTHE BOMB TOOK PRECEDENCE OVER OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.)

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT WAS SIMPLY BURIED IN HOLES AND TRENCHES AT HANFORD BEFORE THE BIG NUKE BOYS DECIDED TO ADMIT HOW DEADLY THEIR WASTE AND THEIR 'PRODUCT' IS, AND HOW VERY, VERY LONG IT WILL POLLUTE EVERYTHING NEAR IT.

WHERE DID TIME, EROSION, CARELESSNESS TAKE ALL THAT HASTILY BURIED WASTE FROM THAT ERA?
NO ONE KNOWS.

ANY RECORDS OF WHAT WENT INTO THAT GROUND OR INTO THE COLUMBIA RIVER FROM HANFORD'S EARLY DAYS HAS EITHER BEEN "LOST" OR NEVER EXISTED.

IN AUGUST, 2017 ....
An Investigation is taking place at the Hanford nuclear facility in Washington state, after contractors were caught on film dumping thousands of gallons of radioactive liquid and attempting to bury the evidence at the site.

The dumping by WRPS workers happened in August and violated several state and federal laws.

Videos obtained by Seattle’s KING-TV investigators show workers at the Hanford facility’s Plutonium Finishing Plant dumping liquids from large metal containers with labels reading: “Caution: radioactive materials.”

The workers are employed by Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), the organization responsible for cleaning approximately 53 million gallons of high-level radioactive and chemical waste stored in the containers at Hanford. 

A contract shows the company would earn $58,333 for each hose that was removed, for a total of more than $1 million dollars, if they finished the project by September 30.
WRPS dumped the toxic liquid in order to meet their deadline, said Tom Carpenter, executive director at Hanford Challenge, a watchdog organization working to keep contractors working at the facility accountable.
“They are here for the money and that’s it,” Carpenter told KING. “This fee structure ignores human nature, which is to take shortcuts to get the money without any accountability unless they get caught.”

After seeing the recent footage of workers dumping the toxic waste at the site, state Representative Gerry Pollet  said, “It’s a crime. I’m convinced by looking at this that you’re witnessing a criminal violation of several statues, not just one.” 

In August, the company tested more than 300 workers, and found 20 percent tested positive for radiation contamination. 


WHICH BRINGS US TO LAST MONTH...From Seattle Times, 5 days ago.                
A state official, citing elevated readings of radiation across the Hanford site, sends a letter of concern to the federal Energy Department.


IT'S REAL. ANOTHER 'NEW' LEAK.

From U.S. NEWS and WORLD REPORT
Jan. 25, 2018

New Tests Show Hanford Workers Exposed to Radiation 

Hanford Nuclear Reservation - Special coverage at The Spokesman ... 

Jan 25, 2018
- More radioactive contamination triggers management change at Hanford. Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:12 a.m.. The Department of Energy is replacing the managers of a critical radioactive clean-up project after the continued spread of contamination on the Hanford site.
HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEWEST LEAKS:

February 4, 2018


The Washington State Department of Health has sent a
strongly worded letter of concern to the U.S. Energy Department about elevated readings of radioactive contamination that state monitoring has found across the Hanford Site.  

The highest measurements were in November and December, according to the letter sent Tuesday by Clark Halvorson, assistant secretary of the state Department of Health. Air samples, in some locations, had concentrations of americium and plutonium at five to 10 times federal emission standards for a yearlong exposure.  

The particles are assumed to be from a demolition project at a plutonium finishing plant, where work has been
suspended since December due to the spread of contamination.

 Since then, more than 270 workers concerned about their health have requested bioassays to test for radioactive exposure. Results released so far have covered 109 workers and found that two tested positive for having inhaled or ingested radioactive particles.

Halvorson’s five-page letter to the Energy Department said there is no indication of a health threat off the site, but "if work resumes without better controls a risk to the public may develop."


I'VE ASKED THIS BEFORE, BUT WHY DO THESE "OFFICIALS" PRETEND THAT RADIATION LEAKS JUST HOVER OVER THE NUKE SITES AND DON'T DRIFT DOWNWIND OR DOWNSTREAM, DON'T GET INTO OUR ATMOSPHERE AND RAIN DOWN ON SOME CITY FAR AWAY, DON'T ENTER WATER SOURCES, SOIL AND THEN ENTER OUR BODIES, OR THAT FALLOUT FROM ALLOWED DAILY "VENTINGS" DOESN'T AFFECT CROPS, ANIMALS, HUMANS THAT IT EVENTUALLY TOUCHES?

WHY LIE?
WHY PRETEND?

THE COMPLICITY BETWEEN THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US AND THOSE WHO DON'T GIVE A DAMN IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IS CRIMINAL.
The letter reflects the more hands-on approach the state health department is taking amid concern over the federal response. Test results indicate the contamination spread over months of cleanup work at the
plutonium finishing plant.

 MONTHS!
THEY KNEW ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS, SO WHY DID THEY CONTINUE TO ALLOW IT FOR MONTHS?


BECAUSE THAT CRUMBLING CESSPOOL HAS BEEN LEAKING DEADLY PLUTONIUM AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS FOR OVER 60 YEARS NOW.
THE DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE AND CAN'T BE UNDONE.

THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF ENFORCING ONE DAMNED THING.
FINES WILL BE PAID, MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE WILL DIE, THE AREA AROUND HANFORD WILL BE TOXIC FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR AND FUND NUCLEAR "ENERGY". 

Americium and plutonium give off hard-to-detect alpha radiation.     
It was found up to 10 miles away from the demolition site, a spread Halvorson described as "troubling because of its greater potential for damage … in biological tissue and the potential for LIFELONG internal contamination.

His letter to Doug Shoop, manager of the Energy Department’s Richland Operations Office, requests that federal officials provide a lot of additional information, including worker bioassay results, to the state by March 9.


THE LETTER REMINDS SHOOP THAT CARS LEFT HANFORD IN DECEMEBER OF 2017 CARRYING ALPHA RADIATION THAT CONTAMINATED UNTOLD AREAS AROUND HANFORD.

IT STATES THAT ALPHA PARTICLES ARE HARD TO DETECT AND REMINDS SHOOP THAT...
"From a dosimetry perspective, spread of alpha contamination is troubling because of its GREATER potential for damage (per unit of energy deposited) in biological tissue and the potential for LIFELONG INTERNAL CONTAMINATION.
Allowing alpha contamination off-site is a serious and uncommon issue that we believe should be preventable through best management practices." (EMPHASIS/ALL CAPS, MINE.)

RADON GAS, SAME SITE, DIFFERENT GROUP OF WORKERS AFFECTED IN EARLY JANUARY.


Radon Gas Forces More Than 100 Hanford Workers To Move | KUOW ...

Jan 19, 2018 -
The discovery of an "overwhelming presence" of radon gas has forced more than 100 workers at the Hanford Site to move their offices Thursday. This follows a series of radioactive contamination issues at that same demolition project on the southeast Washington nuclear site.

IN MAY OF LAST YEAR, ANOTHER FAILURE AT HANFORD.

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington state ...  
May 9, 2017 - Hundreds of workers at the Department of Energy's Hanford nuclear site in Washington state had to “take cover” Tuesday morning after the collapse of 20-foot-long portion of a tunnel ... Many contaminated pieces of equipment, including the rail cars, have simply been left in the tunnels, he said.

JUST SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CONTAMINATED CARS LEAVING THE SITE, ON JUNE 8, 2017, ANOTHER MAJOR LEAK, ANOTHER FAILURE, ANOTHER 'MISTAKE' BY THE CLOWNS PAID TO CLEAN UP THIS NUCLEAR GARBAGE PILE.

K
ing5.com | Tests show Hanford workers inhaled radioactive plutonium
Aug 3, 2017 - On June 8, approximately 350 Hanford workers were ordered to “take cover” after alarms designed to detect elevated levels of airborne radioactive contamination went off. It was quickly determined that radioactive particles had been swept out of a containment zone at the plutonium finishing plant (PFP)

At the time Hanford officials...[and] officials from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, which owns Hanford, and the contractor in charge of the demolition,
CH2M Hill, downplayed the seriousness of the event with statements including, it appeared “workers were not at risk”, “(the alarm went off) in an area where contamination is expected” and there was “no evidence radioactive particles had been inhaled” by anyone.

The KING 5 Investigators have discovered those statements are incorrect.
An internal CH2M Hill email sent to their employees on July 21 was obtained by KING. It states that 301 (test kits) have been issued to employees and of the first 65 workers tested, a “small number of employees” showed positive results for “internal exposures” (by radioactive plutonium).

Sources tell KING the “small number of employees” is twelve. Twelve people out of 65 is 20 percent. Still outstanding are 236 tests.

A communication specialist with CH2M Hill
sent a statement that more positive results are expected. “We expect additional positive results because analytical tests like a bioassay can detect radiological contamination at levels far lower than what field monitoring can detect,” said Destry Henderson of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company.

Several veteran Hanford workers were surprised by the number of people with internal contamination from a single event.

“I’ve worked there for 27 years and I’ve never seen this many people contaminated internally,” said one employee with radiation expertise who did not want to be identified.

“When I first heard the number I couldn’t believe it... So, when I heard that many, that’s just amazing,” said Mike Geffre who retired from Hanford after working at the site for 26 years.

“In 36 years I’ve not seen this many people with internal exposure,” said another Hanford worker who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a monstrous deal. And the workers know it, but they don’t want to say anything. They’re afraid.”

EXACTLY.  
THEY'RE AFRAID.   
FEW HAVE EVER BLOWN THE WHISTLE AT HANFORD AND THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE CONSEQUENCES.
   
In August 2014, OSHA ordered the facility to rehire a contractor and pay $220,000 in back wages for firing them for whistleblowing on safety concerns at the site. 

Several Hanford workers and four radiation experts consulted by KING 5 said the messaging from the contractor and the DOE is “misleading” and doesn’t explain the actual danger to employees.

A 2014 report by the DOE Savannah River National Laboratory initiated by 'Washington River Protection Solutions' found that DOE's methods to study vapor releases were inadequate, particularly, that they did not account for short but intense vapor releases.


NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE AMOUNT OF RADIATION AND ALPHA RADIATIONCANNOT BE COMPARED TO AIRPLANE FLIGHTS, BANANAS OR MEDICAL PROCEDURES!

“There’s no safe amount of plutonium you can inhale or ingest,” said
Dr. Marco Kaltofen of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program, Dept. of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
“If you fly from Seattle to DC, you’re in the air for 6 hours and you’re done. With plutonium, the exposure is IN YOUR BODY for days, months or even years. A millionth of a gram of plutonium has a measurable risk of causing a lethal lung cancer. Alpha particles damage or destroy DNA and can cause cancer,” said Kaltofen.

PHSICIANS NOT ON FEDERAL PAYROLL EXPLAIN THE FALLACY OF THE "NO WORSE THAN A CHEST X-RAY OR CT SCAN", THE BS THAT WE'RE TOLD EVERY TIME THERE'S A LEAK AT A NUKE PLANT.

“If I get a chest x-ray or CT scan, that’s a different type of radiation,” said Dr. Erica Liebelt, Medical and Executive Director of the
Washington Poison Center. “(But) you have concerns about (alpha) radiation disrupting the cells and causing genetic disruption in the cells and cellular damage. And that’s what causes the increased risk for cancers in three organs: lungs, liver, and bone,” said Liebelt, who is also a board certified toxicologist.

This is not the first breach of containment of radioactive contaminates from the PFP demolition project. In January work was halted after a spread of radioactive contamination was discovered outside the plant.
After that event, CH2M Hill reported that nasal smears taken from workers immediately following the incident found no evidence of inhaled contamination.

Medical experts said nasal smears are one of the best diagnostic procedures to check for contamination.
In the June 8 incident, the contractor did not administer those tests.
When KING 5 asked CH2M Hill why they skipped that step, the spokesperson did not answer the question.

TELLING IT LIKE IT IS...
Site workers who spoke with KING are worried that appropriate controls are not in place to keep them safe.

“They should never have this many people exposed, and what happens the next time around?” said a veteran worker, who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation. “A lot of people are concerned that they will have another contamination spread and it may cause damage to the environment and to people.” 

It is not clear why many of the workers near the demolition project on June 8 were NOT wearing full respiratory protection. Some long-time workers said utilizing the gear is expensive, slows down the work and could jeopardize CH2M Hill finishing the demolition on time.
The contractor is
under pressure to finish by Sept. 30 as per a legally binding agreement
with the state of Washington. 

“It’s money in their pockets and a feather in their cap to get (the job) done. So, they’ll get [it] done, but at what expense?” said one experienced Hanford worker who did not want to be identified.
[Copyright 2017 KING]


BACK TO THE WASHINGTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO ALERT RESIDENTS AND OFFER TESTING TO THOSE NEAR THE FACILITY.

The department also said it has taken steps to stabilize the contaminates [sic] and also announced a change of leadership with the private contractor performing the work.

In a note to Hanford employees, Shoop downplayed safety concerns. He wrote that even if a worker stayed "around the clock" at a site with the highest reading, his or her radiation exposure would still be under an annual control limit.

Tom Carpenter, executive director of watchdog group Hanford Challenge, says the demolition project is responsible for one of the most serious spreads of radioactive material in the decades of cleanup work at Hanford.

"I have never seen the state Department of Health takes this tone, and request this kind of information. I think it’s totally appropriate," Carpenter said. "This is a big deal."

 The 586-square-mile Hanford site has been the focal point of a decades-long cleanup in the aftermath of plutonium production for nuclear weapons that began at the end of World War II and continued through the Cold War era.

The finishing plant encompassed more than 60 buildings and produced hockey-puck-sized pieces of plutonium that were shipped to weapons-production complexes elsewhere in the United States. The demolition work that is now suspended has focused on a facility that reclaimed plutonium.

Halvorson’s letter said the state warned federal officials back in June of air- monitoring results at a Hanford public access point that found americium 241 concentrations at levels more than triple federal standards for a yearlong exposure. A round of worker bioassay tests conducted in the summer found contamination in 31 people. 

State officials expected that things would improve in late 2017 — but they didn’t, as the boundary maps for the radiation contamination spread "drastically" from the original commitments made in the demolition plans. 

Halvorson, in his letter, notes that the monitoring shows the frequency of air samples showing elevated radioactivity "has trended upward."

A potential radioactive leak was reported in 2013; the clean up for that one leak was estimated to have cost $40 billion with $115 billion more required.

Removal of the leaking storage tanks was slated for 2018 but was extended in 2008 to 2040...while they sit there and leak. 

The state threatened to sue in 2008, so the Bush (Jr) administration cut the budget on the cleanup.

Take that, Washington state.
Just sit there and glow in the dark, eat your radiation-poisoned food and shut up.


THE WATCHDOG GROUP, COLUMBIA RIVERKEEPERS, IS TRYING AGAIN TO FORCE THE FEDS TO MAKE THINGS SAFER.

I WISH THEM WELL, BUT DOUBT THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMENT WILL EVER PUT HUMAN LIVES OVER 'BIG NUKE'. THE NUCLEAR ENERGY BOYS SIMPLY DONATE TOO MUCH $$$ TO CAMPAIGN CHESTS.  

Take Action: Comment on Radioactive Capsules at Hanford ...

Jan 26, 2018 - With one click, you can weigh-in on an important cleanup decision that decides the fate of 1,936 highly radioactive capsules at Hanford.

The Waste Encapsulation Storage Facility (WESF) houses capsules of cesium and strontium in aging concrete pools.

The Oregon Department of Energy and others have warned that high radiation levels may undermine the integrity of the concrete at WESF. According to the Oregon Department of Energy’s comments on WESF, removal of capsules to dry storage should be “a top Hanford priority.” The agency has warned that loss of cooling water at WESF could result in a major radioactive release into the environment, endangering workers, the environment, and future generations.



HANFORD IS AN ONGOING NIGHTMARE, BUT A FEW DAYS AGO, FUKUSHIMA REMINDED US THAT IT'S STILL KING WHEN IT COMES TO THE HIGHEST RADIATION READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. 

SEE MY NEXT BLOG LATER TODAY FOR THAT STORY.
 


Fukushima - MSN.com      


7 days ago - Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leak seven years after plant meltdown in Japan.


LETHAL DOESN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE IT.









//WW




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BLOOD FOR OIL AND OPIUM. AFGHANISTAN: THE UNWINNABLE WAR

HOW IT WAS ALL SET UP, FROM THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION THROUGH BUSH JUNIOR. THE PROMISE OF UNIMAGINABLE RICHES FROM AFGHANISTAN AND THE PROFITS OF AN UNWINNABLE "WAR".
THIS WAS PRE-9/11.
THIS WAS BEFORE BUSH JUNIOR CLAIMED 'WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION'.
IT BEGAN WHILE U.S. OIL COMPANIES NEGOTIATED WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN FOR USE OF HIS COMPANY'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO HELP LAY AN AFGHAN OIL PIPELINE FROM THE OIL-RICH CASPIAN SEA AREA, THWARTING RUSSIA'S PLAN FOR A MONOPOLY ON THE RICHEST SOURCE OF OIL ON EARTH.

ONE SMALL EXAMPLE:

The Washington Post reports, “The United States has quietly begun to align itself with those in the Russian government calling for military action against Afghanistan and has toyed with the idea of a new raid to wipe out Osama bin Laden. Until it backed off under local pressure, it went so far as to explore whether a Central Asian country would permit the use of its territory for such a purpose.” Russia and the US are discussing “what kind of government should replace the Taliban. Thus, while claiming to oppose a military solution to the Afghan problem, the United States is now talking about the overthrow of a regime that controls nearly the entire country, in the hope it can be replaced with a hypothetical government that does not exist even on paper.” [Washington Post, 12/19/2000, "Afghanistan Land Mine"]

It appears that all pre-9/11 plans to invade Afghanistan involved
attacking from the north WITH Russia. 



ABOVE: THE LITTLE-TALKED-ABOUT AFGHAN PIPELINE, FOR WHICH THOUSANDS HAVE DIED.  EXPECTED TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN 2019, HALIBURTON, CHENEY'S OLD COMPANY, WAS INVOLVED WITH LAYING THE PIPELINE IN TURKMENISTAN AND WANTED THE CONTRACT FOR AFGHANISTAN. THIS ALL BEGAN IN THE 1990s.  

1991-1997: U.S. oil companies commit to $35 billion in future direct investments in Kazakhstan. It is believed at the time that these oil fields will have an estimated $6 trillion potential value. US companies own approximately 75 percent of the rights. These companies, however, face the problem of having to pay exorbitant prices to Russia for use of the Russian pipelines to get the oil out. [New Yorker, 7/9/2001; Asia Times, 1/26/2002]

SOLUTION? BUMP OFF RUSSIA.
November 1993: Enron Power Plant Creates Demand for an Afghanistan Pipeline

Oil company Unocal signs an $8 billion deal with Turkmenistan to construct two pipelines (one for oil, one for gas), as part of a larger plan for two pipelines intended to transport oil and gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and into Pakistan. Before proceeding further, however, Unocal needs to execute agreements with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Unocal will later open an office in Kabul, weeks after the Taliban capture of the capital in late 1996 and will interact with the Taliban, seeking support for its pipeline until at least December 1997. [Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, 2004, pp. 301-13, 329, 338, 364-66]

‘Kazakhstan alone may have more oil than Saudi Arabia. Turkmenistan is already known to have the fifth largest gas reserves in the world.’” [
Daily Telegraph, 10/11/1996]

Dec. 1995: The American Petroleum Institute asserts that the states bordering the Caspian Sea, north of Afghanistan, contain two-thirds of the world’s known reserves, or 659 billion barrels. Such numbers spur demand for an Afghan pipeline. [
Middle East Journal, 9/22/2000]

THE ONLY WAY TO GET THAT OIL OUT WAS THROUGH AFGHANISTAN.
June 23, 1998: Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney Discusses Importance of Oil Reserves in Caspian Basin

BUT THEN THERE WAS THE "CASH CROP" OF AFGHAN POPPIES..
WHOEVER CONTROLLED AFGHANISTAN WOULD GET A DOUBLE PRIZE...OIL AND OPIUM.


ABOVE: U.S. TROOPS GUARDING POPPY FIELDS IN AFGHANISTAN.
MORE THAN 90% OF ALL HEROIN PRODUCED COMES FROM AFGHAN POPPIES.
[ (6 July 2016).
Afghan Governor Wants Government To Control Poppy Crop (Radio broadcast). NPR. Quote occurs at 0:10.]

AFGHANISTAN TODAY, UNDER AMERICAN 'INTERVENTION', GROWS MORE POPPIES THAN EVER BEFORE.

In 2002, the country had about 74,000 hectares in poppy cultivation. In 2016, the number was over 200,000.

The
International Monetary Fund reported that in 2004, opium exports were equal to half of the country’s non-opium GDP.
This amounts to an export value of about $4 billion PER YEAR, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords, and drug traffickers.

"Opium Amounts to Half of Afghanistan's GDP in 2007, Reports UNODC" (Press release). UNODC. November 16, 2007.

WHILE THE TALIBAN CLAIMED TO WANT TO DESTROY THE POPPY FIELDS, WE NOW SEE THE TALIBAN CONTROLLING OPIUM PRODUCTION... WITH CONSIDERABLE HELP FROM THE U.S.            
Afghan Taliban Awash in Heroin Cash, a Troubling Turn for War
(A New York Times article.)



PERCENT OF AFGHANISTAN WITH HEAVY TALIBAN PRESENCE.

AMERICA AND THE TALIBAN, A 30-YEAR-OLD LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP.

Between 1995 and 1997, US support for the TALIBAN was even more driven because of its backing for the Unocal [pipeline] project.” He notes that many US diplomats “saw them as messianic do-gooders—like born-again Christians from the American Bible Belt.” [
Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 326] Selig Harrison, a long-time regional expert with extensive CIA ties, will later say that he complained at the time about how Pakistani ISI support of the Taliban was backed by the CIA. “I warned them that we were creating a monster.” [Times of India, 3/7/2001]

IN DECEMBER OF 1997, A DELEGATION OF TALIBAN LEADERS WAS INVITED TO TEXAS BY UNOCAL.
GEORGE W. BUSH WAS THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS AT THAT TIME.


The Taliban also visit Thomas Gouttierre, an academic at the University of Nebraska, who is a consultant for Unocal and also has been paid by the CIA for his work in Afghanistan.

A BBC regional correspondent says that “the proposal to build a pipeline across Afghanistan is part of an international scramble to profit from developing the rich energy resources of the Caspian Sea.” [
BBC, 12/4/1997

Unocal Vice President John J. Maresca—later to become a Special Ambassador to Afghanistan—testifies before the House of Representatives that until a single, unified, friendly government is in place in Afghanistan, the trans-Afghan pipeline will not be built. He suggests that with a pipeline through Afghanistan, the Caspian basin could produce 20 percent of all the non-OPEC oil in the world by 2010. [US Congress, 2/12/1998]

October, 1998: Julie Sirrs, a military analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), makes a second trip to Afghanistan.
Traveling undercover, she meets with Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud.
She claims, “Massoud told me he had proof that Unocal had provided money that helped the Taliban take Kabul.”
She also states, “The State Department didn’t want to have anything to do with Afghan resistance, or even, politically, to reveal that there was any viable option to the Taliban.” After two weeks, Sirrs returns with a treasure trove of maps, photographs, and interviews. [
ABC News, 2/18/2002; ABC News, 2/18/2002; New York Observer, 3/11/2004]

By interviewing captured al-Qaeda operatives, she learns that the official Afghanistan airline, Ariana Airlines, is being used to ferry weapons and drugs, and learns that bin Laden goes hunting with “rich Saudis and top Taliban officials”
[
Los Angeles Times, 11/18/2001]

When Sirrs returns from Afghanistan, her material is confiscated and she is accused of being a spy. Says one senior colleague, “She had gotten the proper clearances to go, and she came back with valuable information,” but high level officials “were so intent on getting rid of her, the last thing they wanted to pay attention to was any information she had.” Sirrs is cleared of wrongdoing, but her security clearance is pulled. She eventually quits the DIA in frustration in 1999. [
ABC News, 2/18/2002; New York Observer, 3/11/2004]

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) will claim that the main DIA official behind the punishment of Sirrs is Lieutenant General Patrick Hughes, who later becomes “one of the top officials running the Department of Homeland Security.” [
Dana Rohrabacher, 6/21/2004]

1999: US Ready to Fight For Oil, Especially in Persian Gulf and Caspian Regions

A top level US policy document explicitly confirms the US military’s readiness to fight a war for oil. The report, Strategic Assessment 1999, prepared for the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretary of defense, states, “energy and resource issues will continue to shape international security,” and if an oil “problem” arises, “US forces might be used to ensure adequate supplies.” Oil conflicts over production facilities and transport routes, particularly in the Persian Gulf and Caspian regions, are specifically envisaged.
[
Sydney Morning Herald, 5/20/2003]  

May 2001: US Army Sees ‘Military Implications’ for Caspian Sea Oil Pipelines
  
An article published in Military Review, which bills itself as “the professional journal for the US Army,” states, “the Caspian Sea appears to be sitting on yet another sea—a sea of hydrocarbons.… The presence of these oil reserves and the possibility of their export raises new strategic concerns for the United States and other Western industrial powers. As oil companies build oil pipelines from the Caucasus and Central Asia to supply Japan and the West, these strategic concerns gain military implications.”
[Peter Dale
Scott, "The Road to 9/11", 2007, pp. 20, 281]  

Dick Cheney and other Task Force officials meet with executives from Enron and other energy companies, including one meeting a month and a half before Enron declares bankruptcy in December 2001.

Two separate lawsuits are later filed to reveal details of how the government’s energy policy was formed and whether Enron or other players may have influenced it, but the courts will eventually allow the Bush administration to keep the documents secret.
[
Associated Press, 12/9/2002]

MAY 23, 2001: Zalmay Khalilzad is appointed Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Gulf, Southwest Asia and Other Regional Issues on the National Security Council. Khalilzad was an official in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. During the Clinton years, he worked for Unocal. [US Department of State, 2001]
He previously worked under Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and helped him write a controversial 1992 plan for US world domination. [
New York Times, 3/23/2003]
He was a member of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century.
After 9/11, he will be appointed as special envoy to Afghanistan (see
January 1, 2002) and then US ambassador to Afghanistan.

AUG. 2, 2001: ALMOST TO 9/11:
Christina Rocca, Director of Asian Affairs at the State Department, secretly meets the Taliban ambassador in Islamabad, apparently in a last ditch attempt to secure a pipeline deal. Rocca was previously in charge of contacts with Islamic guerrilla groups at the CIA, and oversaw the delivery of Stinger missiles to Afghan mujaheddin in the 1980s.
[Irish Times, 11/19/2001; Brisard and Dasquie, 'The Forbidden Truth, 2002, pp. 45;
Salon, 2/8/2002]

THE PREDICTED ATTACK ON 9/11
August 2-3, 2001: Taliban Official Predicts US Will Invade Afghanistan by Mid-October, Possibly in Response to Major Attack Inside US

AND THAT IS HOW AFGHANISTAN BECAME A TARGET OF THE U.S. MILITARY...

IT WAS NEVER ABOUT A WINNABLE WAR.
IT WAS ABOUT PROFITS.
WE STILL HOPE TO PROFIT.
WE HAVE TO STAY UNTIL THE PIPELINE IS OPEN, THEN WE HAVE TO STAY TO GUARD THE PIPELINE, AND THEN THERE'S THOSE POPPIES....



DATA THE PENTAGON WANTED TO KEEP PRIVATE... THE TALIBAN RULES AFGHANISTAN.

THE LATEST STATS ARE [SORT OF] OUT...AMERICA WILL NEVER WIN A 'WAR' IN AFGHANISTAN.

AFTER A GAG ORDER WAS PLACED ON THE FACTS BEING MADE PUBLIC, THE PENTAGON HAD TO BACKTRACK AND THEN ALLOW "SOME" OF THE HARD-TO-COME-BY FACTS TO BE MADE PUBLIC.
ALMOST 50% OF AFGHANISTAN IS STILL NOT IN 'GOVERNMENT CONTROL'.
NOR WILL IT EVER BE.

THE 'GENERAL CONSENSUS' IS THAT WE (AMERICA) SHOULD PULL OUR TROOPS AND STOP THE MADNESS.

AMERICA, GO HOME
.

THE STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY  IS "THE BIG STORY" AND THE RAW DATA CONFIRM WHAT MANY HAVE SAID FOR YEARS: 

Pentagon restricts release of Afghanistan war data - KCRG.com

Pentagon restricts release of Afghanistan war data | The Seattle Times

Pentagon: Gag Order on Afghan Data Was a Mistake

IT'S AN UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST A PEOPLE WHO DID US NO HARM, WHO DON'T WANT OR NEED OUR INTERFERENCE, AND IT'S BEEN CALLED FOR YEARS A WAR WE CANNOT WIN.

America's former envoy to Afghanistan: the war can't be won

We Can't Win in Afghanistan Because We Don't Know Why We're There: NY Times

Why America Can't Win the War in Afghanistan | The National Interest

Why we aren't 'winning' in Afghanistan - The Washington Post

The war America can't win: how the Taliban are regaining control : The Guardian, UK ...


AFGHANISTAN HAS LONG BEEN CALLED "THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES"... UNCONQUERABLE.

A BRIEF HISTORY:

THE PERSIANS GAVE UP ON CONQUERING AFGHANISTAN AFTER FOUR YEARS OF WAR (1709-1713), AND WERE DEFEATED AGAIN IN 1837.
BRITAIN GAVE UP TRYING TO TAKE AND HOLD AFGHANISTAN AFTER 3 WARS THAT LASTED FROM 1839 UNTIL 1919.
THE RUSSIANS GAVE UP ON 'CONQUERING' AFGHANISTAN AFTER 10 YEARS (1979-1989).

FEW REALIZE THAT THE USA ATTACKED AFGHANISTAN LONG BEFORE 9/11.
WHILE REAGAN BEGAN HEAVILY ARMING THE 'TALIBAN' IN THE 1980s, AMERICA DIDN'T SHOW UP PERSONALLY (AT LEAST NOT IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA ACCOUNTS) UNTIL 1998.

Operation Infinite Reach: AUGIUST, 1998: Cruise missiles were fired by the United States Navy into four militant training camps in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

HAD AFGHANISTAN FIRED MISSILES INTO AMERICA, WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AMERICA'S RESPONSE?

WHY RUSSIA GOT INVOLVED  
From 1933 to 1973 Afghanistan witnessed a lengthy period of peace and relative stability. It was ruled as a monarchy by King Zahir Shah, last Afghan king, who belonged to the Afghan Musahiban Barakzai dynasty. In the 1960s, Afghanistan held limited parliamentary elections. Zahir Shah was overthrown 'peacefully' by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan in 1973.

Khan transformed the monarchy into a republic with him becoming the first President of Afghanistan. He was supported by a faction of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA), Afghanistan's communist party, which had been founded in 1965 and enjoyed strong relations with the Soviet Union.

By 1976, alarmed by the growing power of the PDPA and the party's strong affiliation with the Soviet Union, Daoud Khan tried to scale back the PDPA's influence. He dismissed PDPA members from their government posts, appointed conservative elements instead and finally announced the dissolution of the PDPA arresting senior party members.

LET THE ASSASSINATIONS AND COUPS BEGIN!

On April 27, 1978, the PDPA and military loyal to the PDPA, killed Daoud Khan, his immediate family and their bodyguards in a violent coup and seized control of the capital, Kabul.

The first communist leader in Afghanistan, Nur Muhammad Taraki, was assassinated by his fellow communist Hafizullah Amin. Amin was known for his independent, nationalist inclinations, and was seen by many as a ruthless leader. He has been accused of killing tens of thousands of Afghan civilians at Pul-e-Charkhi and other national prisons. 27,000 politically motivated executions reportedly took place at Pul-e-Charkhi prison alone

REAGAN'S "AFGHAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS" ARE CREATED: THE TALIBAN

The Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan on December 24, 1979.
Amin was deposed almost immediately and he and 200 of his guards were killed on December 27 by Soviet Army Spetsnaz.
He was replaced by Babrak Karmal.
After deployment into Afghanistan, Soviet forces along with government forces would begin to engage in a protracted counter-insurgency war with mujahideen fighters.
Some of those Islamic 'freedom fighters' would later transform into the Taliban according to Professor Carole Hillenbrand who stated: "The West helped the Taliban fight the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan".

REAGAN BROUGHT SOME OF THOSE OLD MUJAHIDEEN TO WASHINGTON, MADE A FEW VIDEOS OF AND WITH THEM, HELD AN INITIAL PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THEM IN A ROOM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, PRAISED THEM TO THE HEAVENS AND EVEN DEDICATED A NASA SHUTTLE LAUNCH TO THEM...AND ARMED THEM TO THE TEETH.

"These gentlemen [Taliban] are the moral equivalents of America's Founding Fathers"
~President Ronald Reagan.
Mar 11, 1982
Reported in the New York Times, Videos on many news sites at the time. Find it on YouTube.

THE CIA DUBBED THE FUNDING OF THOSE AFGHAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS AS "OPERATION CYCLONE", AT LEAST FROM 1979 TO 1989.

Operation Cyclone was one of the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations ever undertaken; funding began with $20–$30 million per year in 1980 and rose to $630 million per year by 1987.
Funding continued after 1989.

[SEE PETER BERGEN'S "HOLY WAR, INC", 2001 AND STEELE AND BARTLET'S
"THE OILY AMERICANS", 2008. ALSO SEE REIDEL'S "WHAT WE WON: AMERICA'S SECRET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN" PUBLISHED BY THE BROOKING'S INSTITUTION PRESS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT]

Ron Paul Had Accurate Conspiracy Theory: CIA Was Tied To Drug Traffickers...
Huff Post

"In 1988, while running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket, he highlighted yet another conspiracy theory, and this one doesn’t collapse under investigation: The CIA, Paul told a gathering of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, was involved in trafficking drugs as part of the Iran-Contra debacle.

Drug trafficking is “a gold mine for people who want to raise money in the underground government in order to finance projects that they can’t get legitimately. It is very clear that the CIA has been very much involved with drug dealings,” Paul said. “The CIA was very much involved in the Iran-Contra scandals. I’m not making up the stories; we saw it on television. They were hauling down weapons and drugs back. And the CIA and government officials were closing their eyes, fighting a war that was technically illegal.”

PAUL WAS PROVEN TO BE 100% CORRECT...IRAN/CONTRA AFFAIR. ARMS FOR DRUGS. 
REAGAN CLAIMED HE DIDN'T KNOW.
HE ALSO CLAIMED HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT CIA PILOTS AND AIRCRAFT WERE BRINGING COLUMBIAN DRUGS UP INTO THE UNITED STATES.
THEY WERE, AND A COULE OF CRASHED CIA PLANES LED THE PRESS TO THAT CONCLUSION.
STILL, REAGAN SAID...HE DIDN'T KNOW...

YES, 'THE WEST' HELPED CREATE THE TALIBAN AND FROM THE TALIBAN, WE GOT "AL QAEDA", AND FROM AL QAEDA WE GOT ISIS.

AFTER THE REAGAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE TALIBAN, WHAT HAPPENED?
THE TALIBAN THREATENED TO BURN THOSE POPPY FIELDS, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED, AND WANTED AMERICA OUT AFTER THE LAST RUSSIAN TROOPS LEFT IN 1989.
NO OIL, NO OPIUM FOR THE U.S., SO, WE LOOKED FOR WAYS TO BOMB THEM, FOUND BIN LADEN, AND THEN CREATED THOSE PATHS.
[See The Taliban's Opium War | The New Yorker]

WHEN AMERICA NEEDS A REASON TO INVADE ANOTHER NATION, BECOME ENGAGED IN CIVIL CONFLICT ANYWHERE ON EARTH, IT CAN SIMPLY CREATE AN "ENEMY", WHETHER IN REALITY OR JUST "ON PAPER".

ANOTHER THING FEW AMERICANS REALIZE OR READILY ADMIT IS HOW FAR BACK WE HAVE DONE SIMILAR THINGS...

"Since at least the 1940s, the American government has organized and supported insurgent armies for the purpose of overthrowing some presumably hostile foreign regime. In Italy, the United States helped pit the Corsican and Sicilian mobs against the Fascists and then the Communists. In China, it aided Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang in its struggle against Mao Zedong’s communist forces. In Afghanistan, it once backed the mujahedeen in their fight against the Soviet Union and today backs warlords in opposition to the mujahedeen.

All of these and other U.S.-supported groups profited, or still profit, heavily from the drug trade.

One of the principal arguments made by the Drug Enforcement Administration in support of the global drug war is that the illegal drug trade funds violent, stateless organizations. The DEA refers specifically to al Qaeda and the Taliban, but the same method of fundraising has long been used by other violent, stateless actors whom the United States befriended.

Douglas Farah was in El Salvador when the San Jose Mercury News broke a major story in the summer of 1996: The Nicaraguan Contras, a confederation of paramilitary rebels sponsored by the CIA, had been funding some of their operations by exporting cocaine to the United States." 
[EXCERPTED FROM THE BOOK "“This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.”]

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AFRAID THAT AMERICANS WOULD REMEMBER REAGAN'S PRAISE OF THE NOBLE MUJAHIDEEN, THE CIA CREATED "AL QAEDA", THEN "ISIS", AND IN SYRIA, AT LEAST, THE USA ARMED THEM BOTH TO OUST ASSAD.

FROM THE L.A. TIMES, MARCH, 2016:In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

AUG. 2017, NEWSWEEK:U.S. Military Battles Syrian Rebels Once Supported by CIA


CONTROL OF THE "TWO Os", OIL AND OPIUM, WAS, AND STILL IS, AT STAKE.
THE PROFITS ARE JUST TOO ENORMOUS FOR US TO BACK OUT.


IN THAT "WAR ON DRUGS", AMERICA IS BLOODY WELL GOING TO TAKE ALL THE POPPY FIELDS 'PRISONER' THAT WE CAN MANAGE TO SCORE. THOSE OPIUM POPPIES MUST BE UNDER U.S. CONTROL, AS WELL AS ALL THE OIL WE CAN GATHER IN THAT SMALL AREA OF THE WORLD.

[Main sources for the above history: (1) Neamatollah Nojumi's The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region; (2) Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Robert D. Kaplan ; (3) a PDF document "Genocide and the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan"; (4) "The September 11 Sourcebooks Volume VII: The Taliban File". George Washington University. 2003; (5) "Afghanistan". Political Chronology of Central, South and East Asia. 2003]

U.S. SPREADS OUT INTO SYRIA...
Operation Timber Sycamore was a classified weapons supply and training program run by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and supported by various Arab intelligence services, most notably that of Saudi Arabia.

Launched in 2012 or 2013, it supplied money, weaponry and training to rebel forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian Civil War. According to U.S. officials, the program has trained thousands of rebels.
President Barack Obama secretly authorized the CIA to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013.

AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS WHAT GOT OUR AMBASSADOR KILLED IN BENGHAZI!
However, the CIA had been facilitating the flow of arms from Libya to Syria "for more than a year" beforehand in collaboration with "the UK (United Kingdom), Saudi Arabia and Qatar."

"FLOW OF ARMS FROM LIBYA TO SYRIA..."
WE GATHERED THOSE ARMS THAT WE'D GIVEN TO LIBYAN 'REBELS' TO KILL GADDAFI AND WE SHIPPED THEM THROUGH BENGHAZI TO SYRIA.

BUT JORDAN WAS ALSO INVOLVED.


According to American and Jordanian officials, weapons shipped into Jordan by the CIA and Saudi Arabia were routinely stolen by Jordanian intelligence officials in the General Intelligence Directorate (Jordan) and sold on the black market.
The magnitude of the theft amounted to millions of dollars, and FBI officials state that some of the stolen weapons were later used to kill two American contractors, two Jordanians and one South African at a police training station in Jordan.
[Arms received via Timber Sycamore have flooded Middle Eastern black markets with heavy weaponry.

Jordanian officials state that Jordanian intelligence officers who stole the program's weapons used the profits to purchase luxury items, with knowledge of superior officers. The thefts were halted after months of complaints by the American and Saudi governments.

A 2017 study by Conflict Armament Research found that external support for anti-Assad Syrian rebels "significantly augmented the quantity and quality of weapons available to [ISIL] forces," including "anti-tank weapons purchased by the United States that ended up in possession of the Islamic State within two months of leaving the factory." However, the study found no instance in which U.S. arms supplied to the Kurdish– and Arab–led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to fight ISIL ended up in ISIL's arsenal.

[SEE (2017-12-14).
"The U.S. bought weapons for Syrian rebels — and some wound up in the hands of ISIS terrorists". USA Today.]

AND YET WE TURN ON THE KURDS EVERY CHANCE WE GET?

THE U.S. HAS OPENLY BUDGETED AND SPENT OVER $120 BILLION ON JUST THE "RECONSTRUCTION" OF AFGHANISTAN SINCE WE BEGAN BOMBING THE HELL OUT OF IT IN 2002.
HOW MUCH MORE HAS BEEN SPENT THERE UNDER THE PENTAGON'S "SLUSH FUND" MAY NEVER BE KNOWN.

IF YOU READ HERE MUCH, YOU MAY RECALL MY WRITING ABOUTT RUMSFELD'S 'SLIP OF THE TONGUE' WHEN HE MENTIONED OVER $2 TRILLION MISSING FROM PENTAGON ACCOUNTS JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE THE ACCOUNTING SECTION OF THE PENTAGON WAS DESTROYED IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS.
NICE COINCIDENCE, YES?

RON PAUL AND ALAN GRAYSON, FROM THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS, GRILLED THE FED OVER THE ENORMOUS 'MISSING' AMOUNT OF $9 TO $10 TRILLION IN 'ANONYMOUS' FOREIGN "LOANS", GOT NO ANSWERS.
NOBODY KNOWS WHERE AMERICAN MONEY GOES, NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL.

HOW MUCH WOULD OUR CURRENT FEDERAL DEBT BE IF WE HAD THOSE $11-12 TRILLION DOLLARS BACK?

WAR IS NOT ONLY HELL, IT IS VERY COSTLY, IN BOTH ARMS AND LIVES LOST.

War has directly resulted in the deaths of 149,000 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2001 and 2014, according to estimates in a report released by Costs of War project at Brown University's Watson Institute.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT WORD "DIRECTLY". 
WHAT ABOUT "INDIRECTLY"? 
IS ANYONE COUNTING THOSE WHO "INDIRECTLY" DIED FROM MIDDLE EAST WARS WE WERE INVOLVED IN?


As of June 29, 2016, ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO, according to the U.S. Department of Defense casualty website, there were 4,424 total deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,952 wounded in action (WIA) as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SOME OF THOSE WOUNDED LATER DIED.
SOME WHO LIVED TO COME HOME FROM THAT SANDLOT HAVE SINCE COMMITTED SUICIDE OR DIED OF ILLNESSES CONTRACTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
THESE ARE NOT COUNTED AS WAR DEAD.
THEY SHOULD BE.


THE OPIUM POPPY FIELDS STILL FLOURISH, U.S. MILITARY GUARD THE FIELDS AND THE HARVEST OF THE OPIUM.

U.S. Marines protect Afghan's poppy fields

"The Marines of Bravo's Company 1st Platoon sleep beside groves of poppies.
Troops of the 2nd Platoon walk through the fields on strict orders not to swat the
heavy pods ...
But the Obama Administration remains intent upon protecting the poppies so that
the Afghan farmers and local drug lords can reap the benefits."

 IT IS SAID THAT THE CIA IS INVOLVED IN FLYING THAT OPIUM OUT OF AFGHANISTAN VIA SEVERAL ROUTES, SUCH AS THROUGH PAKISTAN, EUROPE, NORTH AFRICA.       

Heroin Dealer in Chief. Afghanistan, Source of 90% of The World's Heroin...

Aug 22, 2017 - US military and CIA-chartered airplanes fly from US-occupied Afghanistan to US every week. People getting on military and CIA planes aren't searched. People getting off military and CIA planes aren't searched.
   
Nov 20, 2017 - The US invaded Afghanistan largely to restore the heroin industry and it is now making about $1.5 trillion every year from this business.

THAT PRESS TV BIT IS A REAL STRETCH, BUT EVEN MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS ASKED IF  THE "WAR ON DRUGS" JUST MAY BE THE USA FIGHTING THE TALIBAN FOR CONTROL OF THE 'CASH CROP' AND FOR A ROUTE FOR THE PIPELINES OF BOTH OIL AND OPIUM.

WHAT DIDN'T THE PENTAGON WANT THE PUBLIC TO REALIZE?
WHY THE GAG ORDER ON DATA?

The auditing agency, established by Congress and known as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, revealed the new gag order in a three-month assessment of conditions in Afghanistan released overnight.

The restrictions seemed to contradict previous Pentagon assertions that it was striving to be more transparent about the U.S. war campaigns across Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. 

FACT: ALMOST HALF OF AFGHANISTAN IS CONTROLLED BY THE TALIBAN OR "OTHER FORCES". AND THE AFGHAN PEOPLE APPARENTLY WANT IT THAT WAY.

AP
National Security

January 30, 2018

"The auditing agency, established by Congress and known as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, revealed the new gag order in a three-month assessment of conditions in Afghanistan released overnight.

The restrictions seemed to contradict previous Pentagon assertions that it was striving to be more transparent about the U.S. war campaigns across Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. 

Over the years, the SIGAR auditing effort has revealed many dubious practices by the U.S., including instances of contractor fraud. Since January 2016 it had published data on the number of governing districts controlled by Kabul, the number controlled by the Taliban, and the number that are contested.

John F. Sopko, head of the auditing organization, expressed disappointment that the Pentagon initially had forbidden release of the data on relative control of the governing districts.

Sopko wrote that historically, the number of districts controlled or influenced by the government has been falling since his office began reporting on it, while the number controlled or influenced by the insurgents has been rising — “a fact that should cause even more concern about its disappearance from public disclosure and discussion.”

“The number of districts controlled or influenced by the Afghan government had been one of the last remaining publicly available indicators for members of Congress — many of whose staff do not have access to the classified annexes to SIGAR reports_and for the American public of how the 16-year-long U.S. effort to secure Afghanistan is faring,” he added.

Sopko said in his report that the Pentagon also classified or otherwise restricted information that his organization had previously reported publicly, including such “fundamental metrics” of the Afghan military and police performance [such] as Afghan casualty figures and most measurements of the battlefield capabilities of the Afghans military.

In response to the release of the report, Navy Capt. Tom Gresback, coalition spokesman, said Tuesday that about 56 percent of the country’s 407 districts are under Afghan government control, 30 percent are contested and 14 percent are under insurgent control.

“It was NOT the intent of Resolute Support to withhold or classify information which was available in prior reports,” Gresback said in an email. “A human error in labeling occurred.”

Late last year, a Pentagon report said the Afghan government has control or influence over 60 percent of the population, while insurgents had control or influence over approximately 10 percent of the population, with the remainder contested."

"FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD...."
THERE'S "GOLD" TO BE HAD ALL ALONG THAT YELLOW PATH: OPIUM AND OIL.


ANYONE READING THIS CAN FIND THE FACTS, CAN SEARCH, RESEARCH AND DISCOVER THE TRUTH...IF TRUTH IS WHAT YOU SEEK AT ANY AND ALL COST.

THREE FAIR READS....BUT THERE ARE VOLUMES OUT THERE:


(2003).
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History.

Steve Coll, "Anatomy of a Victory: CIA's Covert Afghan War" Washington Post, July 19, 1992


Steve Coll, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden

WE CAN CONTINUE TO PRETEND WE NEED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND OVER 100 OTHER PLACES IN MILITARY FORCE AROUND THE WORLD, OR WE CAN STOP ALLOWING CONGRESS TO FUND THE PENTAGON'S AND WALL STREET'S MILITARY/INDUSTRIAL WAR MACHINE FOR THE PROFITS OF THE ELITE WHO HAVE ALWAYS MADE MONEY ON WAR, ON ECONOMIC DEPRESSIONS, ON 'CRASHES' OF OUR ECONOMY.

CONGRESS DOESN'T RULE AMERICA, NOR DOES ANY PRESIDENT.
WE DO...WE, THE PEOPLE.

IF WE FAIL TO DEMAND OUR SOVEREIGN RIGHT TO THAT CONTROL, WE HAVE ONLY OURSELVES TO BLAME.




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