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08-01-2012, 07:55 PM #1,036
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(08-01-2012, 05:24 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I'm told my doctor retired three years ago. rofl.gif


Oh yeah, your sister's doctor told her...ah ha...chuckle.gif I wonder what your retired doctor would think of that? wtf2.gif
08-01-2012, 08:35 PM #1,037
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"These geneticists have observed the opposite of an adaptation to radioactivity: an increase in genomic instability in all populations studied, from 30 to 300 kilometres away from the stricken reactor (Chernobyl). In the least contaminated zones, near Minsk, the genomic instability is slow, but it will persist and worsen up to 22 generations later.

The genetic effects observed in both humans and rodents has led Professor Hillis, at the University of Texas, to conclude in his editorial in the review Nature, 25th April 1996: « We know today that the mutagenic effect of a nuclear accident can be far more serious than we ever suspected, and the eucaryotic genome can present levels of mutation that, up to now, would not have been considered possible. "

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It was almost incomprehensible that at Fukushima there was no distribution of stable iodine to the population that would soon be under threat. Such a preventive measure would have been welcomed, as Keith Baverstock showed in Poland after Chernobyl.

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http://enenews.com/genetic-mutations-fro...consultant

08-02-2012, 05:10 PM #1,038
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Here we go again. gaah.gif New candidate to head Japan's nuclear regulatory body.

"Some lawmakers and activists have said Tanaka's past affiliation puts him too close to the industry. They also have criticized the nomination process as murky.

Tanaka, 67, is a native of Fukushima. He has helped efforts to decontaminate radiation which leaked from the Fukushima plant. But he is unpopular among some local residents who say he has downplayed the potential risk of low-dose radiation exposure."



http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/busines...89526.html
08-05-2012, 03:39 PM #1,039
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Public hearings in Japan going on in many cities...although their gov't has not explained how it will incorporate the results ...

"The majority wished to speak in support of scrapping all atomic energy generation, while 11 percent wanted to talk about the 15 percent option and 16 percent of them about the 20 to 25 percent option, the agency said. Five percent wanted to challenge all three options."

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120805a6.html
08-05-2012, 03:47 PM #1,040
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I think everyone with an ounce of common sense would like to see nuclear power scrapped. sad2.gif
08-05-2012, 03:51 PM #1,041
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hi Octo. I agree with you, especially those countries sitting on fault lines and in sights of violent storms.
08-05-2012, 03:54 PM #1,042
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I mean, really. They have re-activated two plants that can only withstand earthquakes up to 7.0, I believe, when the earthquakes they are experiencing are now reaching almost 9.0. wtf2.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ear...s_in_Japan
08-07-2012, 12:14 PM #1,043
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08-11-2012, 05:56 PM #1,044
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I found this site, which looks to be a good source for truthful updates.

http://fukushima-diary.com/category/dnews/

Just reading the chat responses: Quoting 'Grace': People are still in denial. That time is about to end.
08-11-2012, 06:01 PM #1,045
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08-14-2012, 11:23 AM #1,046
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'Severe abnormalities' found in Fukushima butterflies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19245818

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08-21-2012, 05:57 PM #1,047
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Quote:

Earlier this month Caldicott was interviewed by David Bernstein of Consortium News. Read these excerpts from that interview. But, fair warning, they may cause you to lose some sleep.

“The situation in Fukushima is dire. They are now looking at children under the age of 18 in the Fukushima prefecture, and they've examined 38,000 so far. And 36 percent of them, over one-third, have thyroid nodules, cysts and nodules, almost certainly related to their exposure to both external radiation, gamma radiation, but also to inhaling and ingesting in their food, radioactive iodine.

“You would expect solid tumors not to occur, for another, hmmm, 10 to 15 years---and this data is coming within the first year after the accident. So it clearly indicates these children got a whopping dose of radioactive Iodine-131.

“The theta pollen in Fukushima was so full of cesium it was almost unbelievable. And that was blown all over the place. Someone tested some dust in a tenth floor apartment in Tokyo recently and there was a lot of cesium 137, 134 in it, uranium 238, 235, and the like, from the Fukushima accident, tenth floor of a Tokyo apartment.

“And the food is radioactive, much of it. The rice, much of the rice grown in Japan is grown in the Fukushima prefectures. It's being harvested with cesium in it so they're mixing it with non-radioactive rice. Doesn't matter, you know, it reconcentrates back in the body.

“Sixty-three percent of the fish caught 100 kilometers from Fukushima have cesium in them. Tuna being caught off the coast of California is carrying cesium from Fukushima. Spinach, the mushrooms are full of cesium and other isotopes, but they're only just measuring cesium.

...so much more...

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/column/110...ry-stories
08-21-2012, 09:17 PM #1,048
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08-31-2012, 04:28 PM #1,049
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From article:

The team was cautiously positive towards agriculture, saying "for the next cropping season there is room for reducing some of the conservatism." One factor here could be that ploughing at some farms has already moved the contaminated upper part of the topsoil to levels not reached by crop roots. Agriculture is another area that IAEA stands ready to support Japan in considering a new strategy, based on results from experimental areas.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS_IAE...11111.html


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09-06-2012, 04:53 PM #1,050
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