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WIPP Particulate (Plutonium and others) release map 72 Hours


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More airborne radiation confirmed near New Mexico nuclear site


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AFP Photo/Johannes Eisele
AFP Photo/Johannes Eisele

 About one week after a leak resulted in record levels of radiation near the United States’ first nuclear waste depository, more airborne radiation has been detected, according to the Associated Press.

The latest readings were confirmed on Monday by the US Department of Energy, which stated that multiple air tracking stations around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, are monitoring the situation.

Earlier this month, a sharp rise in radiation levels forced WIPP managers to suspend operations at the plant. As RT noted previously, the WIPP is one of three deep nuclear repositories in the world, storing leftover radioactive material 600 meters underground. The cause of the initial spike was linked to a leak inside one of the underground salt tunnels that holds nuclear waste.

Despite the leak, officials said that no employees were underground when the alarm sounded, and no one’s health had been harmed. They added that radiation levels were still significantly below those outlined by Environmental Protection Agency’s safety standards. Even with the new radiation readings, officials said there was no threat to the public.
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Remember That Nuclear Dump Site That ‘Was Never Supposed to Leak’?

Nation’s only underground nuclear waste storage site, located in New Mexico, believed to be leaking radiation into air

– Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant pictured December 2004 (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons)A leak at the only underground nuclear waste dump in the United States is now believed to be releasing radiation into the air, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday, sparking alarm among residents near the southeastern New Mexico site.
“There’s been radioactivity from nuclear waste released on the surface into the environment,” said Don Hancock, Director of the Nuclear Waste Program at the Southwest Research and Information Center, in an interview with Common Dreams. “This was never supposed to happen. That’s a very serious thing. We don’t know yet what caused this release, or how much has been released.”
Samples taken near the federally-run Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), 25 miles east of the town of Carlsbad, showed “slightly elevated levels of airborne radioactive concentrations, which are consistent with the waste disposed,” according to the DOE.
“There is an awful lot more that should be known before we can assess the risk. The DOE has a long history of playing keep-away with the facts and promoting nuclear power.”
—Arnie Gundersen, nuclear expert
WIPP holds plutonium-contaminated military waste, generated by nuclear weapons production across the United States, including Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico. The waste is stored deep beneath the earth’s surface in salt formations.
New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynnstated last week, “Events like this simply should never occur. From the state’s perspective, one event is far too many.”
Residents have long complained that WIPP, as well as nuclear waste transport across the state, put local communities at risk, including the Native American reservations, school districts, and highways the waste passes through en route to the repository. Tewa Women United, an indigenous organization based in northern New Mexico, slams the “negative impacts that pollution and nuclear contamination have on our bodies, minds, spirits, lands, air and water” in a statement on their website.
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The WHO’s Secrecy Pact about Fukushima Radiation Fallout!


Published on Nov 19, 2013
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Published on Mar 11, 2013

Thank you Jrae50021 http://www.youtube.com/user/jrae50021 for this upload from Dr. Helen Caldicott’s Foundation Fukushima Symposium.
WHO’s on first, IAEA’s on second, US Government’s on third and We are all at HOME waiting for ANSWERS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCIto-…

Nuclear Controversies & the WHO Cover-Up (the movie the guy was talking about is http://enenews.com/watch-live-stream-…

HELEN CALDICOTT FOUNDATION FUKUSHIMA SYMPOSIUM: 3-11-13
http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?…
The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident.

LIVE STREAM HERE: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?

Introductions
Moderator: Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey

[COMPLETED] Session One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT
Former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan (videotape)
Opening Address

Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control.

Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates
What Did They Know and When Did They Know it?

David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists
Another Unsurprising Surprise

[Starts at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPZA2O… ET] Session One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT continued
Hisako Sakiyama, Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
Risk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan: What Became Clear in the Diet Fukushima Investigation Committee

Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders
What Did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?

Session Two: THE MEDICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES
Steven Starr, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of Missouri
The Implications of Massive Radiation Contamination of Japan with Radioactive Cesium

Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina
Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications

Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,
Fukushima Ocean Impacts

Session Two: THE MEDICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES continued
Marek Niedziela, Department of Pediatrics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland (videotape)
Thyroid Pathology in Children with Particular Reference to Chernobyl and Fukushima

David Brenner, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia University,
Living with Uncertainty About Low Dose Radiation Risks

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Fukushima News 2/24/14:Tokyo Press: "Deliberate Cover-Up" of Fuku Fallout; Japan’s Never-Never Land


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Published on Feb 24, 2014
Tokyo Press Conference: “Deliberate cover-up” of public’s exposure to Fukushima radiation and the health problems they are suffering from… This is now Japan’s biggest problem — “Continual, purposeful concealment of facts” — “Media will not properly report” what’s going on (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/tokyo-press-confer…

Govt. to ensure TEPCO reviews steps against leaks
The Japanese government says the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant needs to review its measures to prevent radioactive water leaks.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday after it was revealed that about 100 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from a tank near the No. 4 reactor building last week.

Water leak may be due to workers’ mistake
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the latest spill of radioactive water from a mountainside tank may have been caused by worker error.

LA Times: Top NRC official in Japan compared Fukushima to ‘never-never land’ — At same time, US warned France about publishing ‘extremely high’ radiation doses for infants in Tokyo
http://enenews.com/la-times-top-nrc-o…

Nuclear Professor: Fish on West Coast found with Fukushima radioactive material — We’re testing fish that are sold at markets to U.S. consumers (AUDIO)
http://enenews.com/nuclear-professor-…

Experts: Areas along West Coast “may be… affected in a significant way” by Fukushima plume in coming months — Impact cannot be accurately predicted, currents to produce complex results — Radioactive materials can be ‘fairly concentrated’ even after crossing Pacific
http://enenews.com/experts-areas-alon…

Official: “4,400,000 disintegrations of alpha radiation” including Plutonium detected at leaking U.S. nuclear site; “Highest recorded level” — Santa Fe Briefing: “Serious incident involving radiation at the WIPP site” — Gov’t “reaching out to employees who are worried” about exposure
http://enenews.com/official-4400000-d…

MAP: Fukushima radioactive plume over 3,000 miles wide by May 2013 — Only includes most contaminated area in Pacific with cesium more than 7 Bq/m³
http://enenews.com/contaminated-part-…

US Gov’t: Scientists investigating if Fukushima radiation contributed to unusual deaths and sickness in marine mammals — Similar illness seen in Japan and other countries on Pacific — Expect ‘hairless seals’ this spring
http://enenews.com/us-govt-scientists…

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis: “Most Significant Public Health Crisis In Modern World History”
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/…

‘The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome’
http://www.truthdig.com/eartothegroun…

California Ocean Nuclear Waste, Drought, Causing Panic in Split State Bid
http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/califor…

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Radiation contaminated more than 20,000 square miles and 43 million people in Japan: EU report


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

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(NaturalNews) In the three months following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred back in March 2011, a land area larger than 20,000 square miles (mi2) became contaminated with high levels of radionuclides of both cesium and iodine, says a new European Commission report. Using the most realistic estimates in a mathematical model, scientists determined that as many as 43 million Japanese people, and perhaps even more, were exposed during that time to high levels of the two contaminants, which are still being spewed from the shuttered plant to this very day.

As explained in a Science for Environment Policy News Alert, the study calculated the atmospheric deposition of the two radionuclides using a widely respected circulation model and focused specifically on emissions in gaseous form. The study also took into account factors that might affect radionuclide concentrations upon dispersion, including precipitation, wind patterns, particle sedimentation and radioactive decay.

After crunching the numbers using relatively conservative estimates, the research team postulated that a land area measuring 34,000 square kilometers (km2), or about 13,000 mi2, was effectively contaminated with more than 40 kilobecquerels per square meter of the two radioactive substances. This level is considered by the International Atomic Energy Agency to be the threshold for what is considered to be “contamination.”

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