Category: Human Experimentation


Japan Allows Residents To Return To Fukushima Disaster ‘Hot Zone’


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A child is tested for radiation exposure.

 

For the first time since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km (12 miles) from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home. 

The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a northeastern city inland from the Fukushima nuclear station, has been off-limits for most residents since March 2011, when the government ordered evacuations after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the power plant.

Tuesday’s reopening of Miyakoji will mark a tiny step for Japan as it seeks to recover from the Fukushima disaster and a major milestone for the 357 registered residents of the district – most of whom the city hopes will go back.

But homesick evacuees have mixed feelings about returning to Miyakoji, set amid rolling hills and rice paddies, a sign of how difficult the path back to normality will be for those forced from their homes by the accident.

Many families with young children are torn over what to do, one city official acknowledged.

“Young people won’t return,” said Kitaro Saito, a man in his early 60s, who opposed lifting the ban and had no intention of going home yet.

“Relatives are arguing over what to do” and friends disagree, he said, warming his hands outside his temporary home among rows of other one-room trailers in a Tamura parking lot. “The town will be broken up.”

Saito said he wanted to go back to his large hillside house in Miyakoji, but thinks the government is using residents as “guinea pigs” to test whether larger returns are possible.

 

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ZeroHedge

Japan Gives Residents All Clear To Return To Fukushima Disaster “Hot Zone”



As we reported last night, Japan’s economy may once again be relapsing into a slowing phase, perversely well in advance of the dreaded sales-tax hike which many expect will catalyze Japan’s collapse into another recession as happened the last time Japan had a tax hike, but that doesn’t mean its population should be prevented from enjoying the heavily energized local atmosphere buzzing with the hope and promise of imminent paper-based “wealth effects” for those long the daily penNikkeistock rollercoaster…. and just as buzzing with copious gamma rays of course. Which is why for the first time in over three years, since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents of a small district 20 km from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home. Because if the honest Japanese government says it is safe, then so it must be.

But how is this possible?

Just recall, as we reported in December citing SCMP, that the incidence of Thyroid cancers had surged among Fukushima youths. It took the government a few days of contemplation before spinning this deplorable revelation as one which blamed not the coverup surrounding the Fukushima fallout, but – get this – the fact that children were getting sick because they were not going out enough!

Mindboggling as it may be, this is precisely the kind of ridiculous propaganda one would expect from a flailing authoritarian regime, with a crashing economy, and a demographic collapse with no credible options left except to goose the manipulated market higher… The kind of propaganda that is now being used to give the “all clear” to move back to Fukushima!

From Reuters:

The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a northeastern city inland from the Fukushima nuclear station, has been off-limits for most residents since March 2011, when the government ordered evacuations after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the power plant. Tuesday’s reopening of Miyakoji will mark a tiny step for Japan as it seeks to recover from the Fukushima disaster and a major milestone for the 357 registered residents of the district – most of whom the city hopes will go back.

Because children need to be outdoors, mingling with the high energy radiation, to avoid the dreaded consequences of being locked indoors of course. Still, not everyone is a complete idiot:

 

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30 January 2014 11:30 PM

Oil and gas fracking is big business in America, with more than two million hydraulically fractured wells across the country producing 43 and 67 per cent of our national oil and gas outputs, respectively. These wells also nearly played a secondary role as nuclear waste storage sites, had the Atomic Energy Commission had its way with Project Plowshare.

Hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) is the process of pumping water deep into the Earth, specifically into underground oil and gas reserves, at tremendous pressures in order to break apart the surrounding rock and free the energy product, which can then be pumped out and used.

However in the mid 1950s, scientists from the Atomic Energy Commission and officials from the US Bureau of Mines began experimenting with an alternative method of fracking, one that employed nuclear bombs more powerful than anything we dropped on the Japanese.

Dubbed Project Plowshare, this insane undertaking explored two industrialized — or “peaceful” — applications for nuclear explosives:

Conceptually, industrial applications resulting from the use of nuclear explosives could be divided into two broad categories: 1) large-scale excavation and quarrying, where the energy from the explosion was used to break up and/or move rock; and 2) underground engineering, where the energy released from deeply buried nuclear explosives increased the permeability and porosity of the rock by massive breaking and fracturing.

In 1967, the AEC teamed up with the US Bureau of Mines and El Paso Natural Gas Company for what would be the first of a series of underground experiments. In a remote gas well outside of Farmington, New Mexico, researchers lowered the 29-kiloton “Gasbuggy” nuclear device 1200 metres into the Earth and set it off. The results were spectacular.

“The 4042-foot-deep detonation created a molten glass-lined cavern about 160 feet in diameter and 333 feet tall,” according to the American Oil and Gas Historical Society. “It collapsed within seconds. Subsequent measurements indicated fractures extended more than 200 feet in all directions — and significantly increased natural gas production.”

The U.S. Government Once Fracked Oil Wells Using Nuclear Bombs

This initial success led to numerous additional tests in the following years — 27 experiments and 35 nuclear explosions in total. While most of the experiments were small, above-ground explosions were detonated in Nevada with the goal of forming craters and canals. Indeed, two additional underground tests in ’69 and ’73 proved even more massive than Gasbuggy.

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Forbes

U.S. Experimented With Nuclear Fracking

Jeff McMahon, Contributor

1/29/2014 @ 12:13PM

A few weeks ago, a reader wrote to me asking how we can be sure the government isn’t slyly getting rid of nuclear waste by injecting it into shale rock that’s been fracked for oil or gas. Jon Abel’s questions will seem far-fetched to some of you, worrisome to others, depending on how much you trust government and the energy industry:

I wanted to mention something that might be getting missed with the whole radioactivity issue surrounding fracking waste water,” my reader wrote. “Has anyone tested for other radioactive metals – such as cesium or plutonium (not just NORM elements)? And, has anyone tested the frack water for radioactivity BEFORE it goes down the frack production wells? Is it possible that the government is getting rid of nuclear waste in this manner?”

Far-fetched or not, no sooner had Jon posed the question than someone proposed it.

At the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Leonid Germanovich of the Georgia Institute of Technology suggested that nuclear wastes deposited in shale rock would never return to the surface.

“It’s basic physics here — if it’s heavier than rock, the fracture will propagate down,” said the physicist and civil and environmental engineer.

Jens Birkholzer, head of the Nuclear Energy and Waste Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, told Livescience the idea is impractical, largely for safety reasons, but in fact, the government has already disposed of nuclear wastes this way, as you’ll read below.

Jon Abel’s questions had me wondering whether these two explosive forms of energy extraction had ever been combined.

And indeed they have.

In December, 1967, scientists from the Atomic Energy Commission and officials from the U.S. Bureau of Mines and El Paso Natural Gas Company gathered at a gas well in northern New Mexico, near Farmington. They lowered a 29-kiloton nuclear device more than 4,000 feet down the shaft and set it off.

It worked.

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Jeff McMahon, Contributor

Gina McCarthy, US President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) oversaw the revision of the Protective Action Guide Manual (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife)

The acting EPA director on Friday signed a revised version of the EPA’s Protective Action Guide for radiological incidents, which critics say radically relaxes the safety guidelines agencies follow in the wake of a nuclear-reactor meltdown, dirty-bomb attack, or other unexpected release of radiation.

Although the document is a draft published for public comment, it takes effect as an “interim use” guideline. And according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), that means agencies responding to radiation emergencies may permit many more civilian fatalities.

“In soil, the PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems,” PEER advocacy director Kirsten Stade said in a press release. “This would, in effect, increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period.”

The non-binding document does not relax EPA’s standards, the agency has said in response to the criticism. But it directs agencies responding to radiation releases to standards at other agencies that are less stringent than EPA. Douglas Guarino has the scoop at NextGov, a publication that follows technology and government:

The new version of the guide released Friday does not include such dramatically relaxed guidelines in its text, but directs the reader to similar recommendations made by other federal agencies and international organizations in various documents. It suggests that they might be worth considering in circumstances where complying with [EPA's] own enforceable drinking water regulations is deemed impractical….

For example, the new EPA guide refers to International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines that suggest intervention is not necessary until drinking water is contaminated with radioactive iodine 131 at a concentration of 81,000 picocuries per liter. This is 27,000 times less stringent than the EPA rule of 3 picocuries per liter.

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Nextgov

EPA Relaxes Public Health Guidelines For Radiological Attacks, Accidents

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After years of internal deliberation and controversy, the Obama administration has issued a document suggesting that when dealing with the aftermath of an accident or attack involving radioactive materials, public health guidelines can be made thousands of times less stringent than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would normally allow.

The EPA document, called a protective action guide for radiological incidents, was quietly posted on a page on the agency’s website Friday evening. The low-profile release followed an uproar of concern from watchdog groups in recent weeks over news that the White House had privately agreed to back relaxed radiological cleanup standards in certain circumstances and had cleared the path for the new EPA guide.

Agency officials had tried to issue the protective action guide during the final days of the Bush administration in January 2009, but the incoming Obama camp ultimately blocked its publication in part due to concerns that it included guidelines suggesting people could drink water contaminated at levels thousands of times above what the agency would typically permit.

The new version of the guide released Friday does not include such dramatically relaxed guidelines its text, but directs the reader to similar recommendations made by other federal agencies and international organizations in various documents. It suggests that they might be worth considering in circumstances where complying with its own enforceable drinking water regulations is deemed impractical.

Such circumstances could include the months – and possibly years – following a “dirty bomb” attack, a nuclear weapons explosion or an accident at a nuclear power plant, according to the guide, a nonbinding document intended to prepare federal, state and local officials for responding to such events.

For example, the new EPA guide refers to International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines that suggest intervention is not necessary until drinking water is contaminated with radioactive iodine 131 at a concentration of 81,000 picocuries per liter. This is 27,000 times less stringent than the EPA rule of 3 picocuries per liter.

“This is public health policy only Dr. Strangelove could embrace,” Jeff Ruch, executive director for the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said in a statement Monday, referring to Peter Sellers’ character in the Stanley Kubrick film of the same name.

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Fukushima News 10/24/13: Tepco Abuses Employees; Running Out Of Storage Space; Tepco Struggles

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Published on Oct 24, 2013

Fukushima plant struggles with typhoon threat
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is racing to secure storage space for tainted rainwater as another powerful typhoon approaches.
Tokyo Electric Power Company has begun moving the rainwater into underground pools once deemed too leaky. The water is the result of typhoons and downpours that have filled barriers around radioactive waste water tanks.
TEPCO has been storing the most contaminated rainwater in tanks and in the basement of a turbine building. But with Typhoon Francisco set to hit Japan’s mainland over the weekend, the tanks are full.
Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved moving the tainted water to 3 underground pools. The pools have a total capacity of about 9,000 tons.
TEPCO stopped using the pools after similar models leaked in April. The utility now says it has no other option but to use them.
The utility also says it found 140,000 becquerels per liter of Beta-ray emitting radioactivity in an onsite ditch on Wednesday. The radioactivity has doubled since the previous day. TEPCO says it is transferring the contaminated water to a tank.

NRA allows simplified release of barrier water
Japan’s nuclear regulator has allowed the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to simplify its procedure to release water from barriers around tanks holding water contaminated by radioactivity.
A Nuclear Regulation Authority, or NRA, taskforce made the decision on Thursday.
It had previously only permitted the Tokyo Electric Power Company to discharge rainwater from the barriers after it moved the water temporarily into other tanks and confirmed the contamination levels were below the NRA-set standard.
However, since last month, TEPCO has not been able to keep pace with the increase in rainwater volume inside the barriers due to recent downpours.
This has caused water above the permitted contamination level to overflow the barriers.
The situation has prompted the NRA to approve TEPCO’s proposal to drop the procedure of temporarily transferring the rainwater in the barriers to other tanks.

A-bomb survivors abroad win medical fees in trial
A court has ordered the Osaka prefectural government to pay the medical fees of 3 atomic bomb survivors who received treatment in South Korea.
Japan’s law for relief of atomic bomb survivors covers all the medical fees of survivors, who are known as hibakusha. But coverage is limited to survivors living in Japan.
The court’s decision on Thursday is said to be the first time refusal to pay medical bills for overseas hibakusha has been ruled illegal.
The Osaka District Court awarded a total of about 13,350 dollars to a 67-year-old South Korean man and to the families of 2 other deceased hibakusha.

Atomic commission advised to quit policy making
A government panel says the Japan Atomic Energy Commission should no longer set the country’s nuclear policy.
Panel members on Thursday discussed a proposal for ending the policy-making role of the commission.
They gave their general approval to the proposal. Panel members said the commission’s work is limited to the field of nuclear energy, while the industry ministry drafts the country’s overall energy policy.
But some panel members question the ministry’s neutrality, since it promotes nuclear energy.

Fukushima World: The Death of Us
http://dirtytrainers.org/fukushima-wo…

TEPCO prepares for critical removal of spent fuel from Fukushima reactor
http://japandailypress.com/tepco-prep…

Fukushima Accident Updates
http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fuku…

Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario
In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/…

Japan’s Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup
TEPCO woes continue amid human error, plummeting morale and worker exodus
- See more at: http://japanfocus.org/-Justin-McCurry…
http://japanfocus.org/-Justin-McCurry…

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry
http://nuclear-news.net/

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New Minnesota State Law Bans Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde in Children’s Products, Stays in Vaccines

Sep 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Jeffry John Aufderheide, Top Stories

Formaldehyde is banned in children's products while loophole is created for vaccines.

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Formaldehyde is banned in children’s products while a loophole is created for vaccines.

Lawmakers in the state of Minnesota have decided formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent, is too dangerous for children’s products. According to section 325F.175 of HF458, products containing formaldehyde are banned from being sold starting August 1st, 2014, for manufacturers and August 1st, 2015, for retailers. [1]

Finally, an answer to one of the many toxic ingredients being injected into your child?

Not so fast.

At first blush, it appears Minnesota is addressing at least one of the many toxic chemicals found in vaccines. However, a carefully crafted paragraph creates a loophole for excluding vaccines from this ban.

The Pharmaceutical Loophole

So, how is formaldehyde banned in toys and clothes but permitted to still be in vaccines? The new Minnesota state law exempts vaccines through this passage in a section entitled “[325F.174] DEFINITIONS.”

It reads:

“(c) “Children’s product” means a product primarily designed or intended by a manufacturer to be physically applied to or introduced into a child’s body, including any article used as a component of such a product and excluding a food, beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical product or biologic, children’s toys that are covered by the ASTM International F963 standard for Toy Safety, or a medical device as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States Code, title 21, section 321(h), as amended through February 15, 2013.” [1] (emphasis mine)

Frankly, I’m puzzled. Lawmakers don’t want your child to play with or put into their mouth products containing formaldehyde, but if your doctor injects it into your baby, it is perfectly fine?

Let’s Look at Which Vaccines Contain Formaldehyde

You may be asking, “Why is there formaldehyde in vaccines?”

The very short answer is this chemical has been used for over half a century in the vaccine manufacturing process. It was originally used as an attempt to inactivate the poliovirus in the first vaccines produced by Jonas Salk in the late 1940s and early 1950s. [2]

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Formaldehyde did not inactivate all viruses in the vaccine. Do more research on the polio vaccine contamination with the cancer causing monkey virus, SV40.

 

After the polio vaccine, formaldehyde was heavily used in manufacturing pediatric vaccines.

To see how many vaccines contain this cancer-causing chemical today, let’s take a look at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website. The formaldehyde content of vaccines licensed for use in the United States (quantity per dose converted from mg to mcg): [3]

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Japan Should Step Out Of The Race For The Olympics: Radioactive Tokyo

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Published on Sep 4, 2013

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Arnie Gundersen/Fairewinds Energy Education:
http://www.fairewinds.com/
http://fairewinds.org/
http://www.youtube.com/user/fairewind…
in Japanese: http://www.fairewinds.com/ja
Maggie Gundersen http://tinyurl.com/ms8ufgp

TOKYO OLYMPIC BID FACES FUKUSHIMA CONCERN

Members of Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee have been questioned by journalists about contaminated water leaking from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The host city for the 2020 games will be chosen on Saturday in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

The Japanese committee members held a news conference in the city on Wednesday that was attended by about 100 journalists from more than 20 media outlets.

Bid committee president Tsunekazu Takeda said at the beginning that he hopes to spread the value of sports among young people by hosting an Olympics in Asia, home to more than 1 billion people.

4 out of the 6 questions asked were about the safety of Tokyo, in light of the radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant.

Takeda responded saying Tokyo is safe in terms of radiation levels.

A British journalist said Tokyo officials only emphasize the city’s safety but had still not answered the question. The reporter called it a grave problem that should be taken more seriously.

An American journalist expressed dissatisfaction with the answer and said the question will be asked repeatedly.

A reporter from an Argentine TV station said the Tokyo officials had answered the question sufficiently by saying the city is safe.

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Shocking Tokyo Japan Radiation Test by Dr. Chris Busby (Fukushima Fallout)
http://youtu.be/p9pk42kdL4k
Published on Jul 25, 2012
Dr Chris Busby: radioactivity in apartment in central Tokyo Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YMa3
In this and Part 2
http://youtu.be/oeS5dRkyBi0
Dr Busby describes measurements made on an air conditing unit filter from inside an apartment in central Tokyo. This was sent by a lady in Tokyo who wanted to know if it was safe to live there. The filter only collected air from inside the apartment. It shows the presence of 130000Bq/kg radio Caesium in the dust plus enriched Uranium and for the first time Lead-210/Polonium-210. The apartment was evacuated from the Tuesday after the catastrophe and the machine switched off; and the family returned 5 months later. This and much other information about the health effects and cover ups, including leaked data are to be found in Dr Busby’s new book in Japanese: the Horror of Fukushima, published on 25th July by Kodansha in Tokyo
http://youtu.be/AOobTcwzElw

URGENT info Japan Fukushima Radiation & What is being done.
http://youtu.be/_fiWE9_SvT8

Fukushima Solves Overpopulation Problem for NWO 9/15/11
http://youtu.be/eo9z9kyxYOA

Fukushima a Warning to the World
http://youtu.be/gyx8uaQG6Xg

Fukushima JP update 1/22/12 (MORE☢ Fail, if you can believe THAT!)
http://youtu.be/CNWD6zZt_7M

Life is too expensive to save in Japan by Arnie Gundersen 9/20/11
http://youtu.be/fzt3jQUYTCo

Fukushima to Evaporate RADIOACTIVE Water! 8/8/11
http://youtu.be/iu9jXfy0Cb4

Fukushima Update for today 9/30/11
http://youtu.be/aNumFDIQCAM

Fukushima Auschwitz update for today 9/16/11
http://youtu.be/bhn0E3Cescc

☢ Low-Dose Radiation ☢ DOE Study
http://youtu.be/oe2fMMaVE7Q

Fukushima Japan TOTALLY OUT of CONTROL!!!
http://youtu.be/sET4fqowKIg

Fukushima solves radioactive beef problem by BURNING it 7/21/11
http://youtu.be/LXE4BJ3StEw

Fukushima Tepco Hires New President (note his history) Update 5/8/12
http://youtu.be/H4hSx9P42V0

Tepco: Nationalized & Compensation & ReStart Nuke Plant AND Raise Rates Fukushima update 5/9/12
http://youtu.be/zg7EcQOJB8s

Fukushima Nuclear disaster report update for 11/15/11
http://youtu.be/rHe0DSrgy3c

Fukushima Trouble: Japan Hosts “Nuclear Safety” Meeting update 11/24/12
http://youtu.be/ejFMI4P2xRg

Fukushima Nuclear Fallout with Arnie Gundersen & Marko Kaltofen (WTF)?
http://youtu.be/vCOScslesz0

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Wall Street Journal

Tokyo Chosen to Host 2020 Summer Olympics

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People celebrate after hearing that Tokyo had been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games during a public viewing event in Tokyo on Saturday.

BUENOS AIRES — Choosing safety and security in a time of uncertainty, the International Olympic Committee voted to bring the 2020 Summer Games to Tokyo.

Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics

AP

While traffic hurries along a wide road underneath, a new freeway is shown against a background of modern buildings in Tokyo, February 26, 1964. Japan is building fast; climbing industrially; living better than ever before and enjoying more leisure. But while the ruling class drives for more markets and money, ordinary Japanese talk of the need for disarmament and peace. (AP Photo)

The Finalist Cities

The International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. Madrid and Istanbul were the two other final contenders.

The International Olympic Committee announces who will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Watch the announcement and reactions from Tokyo.

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Tokyo carried the day over rivals Istanbul and Madrid by persuading the committee it could best guarantee a successful Olympics. The vote will bring the Olympics back to Tokyo for the first time since 1964, when the Games helped Japan reintroduce itself to the world less than two decades after the end of World War II.

The decision means that the Far East will become the center of the Olympic movement toward the end of this decade. The 2018 Winter Games are scheduled for Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“In these uncertain times, we must make this a Games that can be delivered,” said a triumphant Masato Mizuno, chief executive of the Tokyo2020 bid.

Tokyo nearly won on the first ballot, garnering 42 of 94 votes, falling just six short of the majority needed for victory. In that ballot, Madrid and Istanbul tied at 26 votes, with Istanbul prevailing in a runoff, 49-45. On the second ballot, Tokyo thumped Istanbul 60-36.

After the vote, IOC members filed out of the hall at the Hilton Hotel complex to explain that the committee had made a smart and safe choice rather than taking a risk.

“The certainty was the critical factor,” said Craig Reddie, chairman of the IOC’s evaluation commission, who credited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with addressing directly in his presentation continuing problems at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, more than two years after a tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns there. “The prime minister dealt with the one big issue.” Mr. Reddie added that concerns over the Spanish economy hurt Madrid’s bid. “I suspect the economy was a big factor.”

As he walked out of the hall, Mr. Abe said, “I am very happy to share all of these emotions with the Japanese people.”

Members said the final vote came down to a choice between a largely secure region and one of the safest big cities in the world and the capital of a country that shares a border with Syria and was simply too close to the turmoil in the Middle East.

“There were conversations about it,” said James Tomkins, an IOC member from Australia and a former Olympic rower.

Hasan Arat, chairman of Istanbul’s bid, compared the outcome to sport. “This is competition, and you have to respect the results.” He declined to speculate on whether political turmoil in his region had harmed the bid.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to the Turkish press accompanying him in Buenos Aires, said his country respected the decision of the committee. “My only regret is that the Games were given to a country which has already organized the Olympic Games. Istanbul would have been a different kind of a city, a city which brings together many cultures and civilizations and connects Asia with Europe.” Mr. Erdogan said Turkey may apply again in the future.

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South Korea bans fish imports from Japan’s Fukushima region

Seoul blames ‘scientifically unacceptable’ information from Tepco over radiation levels in waters around nuclear plant

A fish market in Seoul

A fish market in Seoul: South Korea has banned imports from Japan’s north-east coast amid fears over radioactive water levels. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

South Korea has banned all fish imports from a large area of Japan in response to growing concern over the possible environmental impact of recent leaks of highly toxic water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In Japan, the row over the plant operator’s handling of the leaks deepened on Friday when the head of the country’s nuclear watchdog issued a stern rebuke to Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) for causing unnecessary alarm overseas by releasing “scientifically unacceptable” information about radiation levels.

Seoul’s decision came as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, prepared to make a final pitch for Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo is the bookmakers’ favourite but international concern over contamination at Fukushima Daiichi is fuelling speculation that the Japanese capital could lose out to Madrid or Istanbul. The International Olympic Committee will name the host city at a meeting in Buenos Aires on Saturday evening.

South Korea said it had imposed a total ban on fish from Fukushima and seven other prefectures in response to growing public fears over the safety of produce from the region. The fisheries vice-minister, Son Jae-hak, told reporters that the ban would stay in place indefinitely, adding that Japanese authorities had failed to provide timely and detailed information about the water leaks.

South Korea imported 5,000 tonnes of fish from the affected region last year, including stocks from Aomori in the far north, to Chiba, located east of Tokyo.

Despite assurances by Japan that it rigorously tests food for radiation, China has also maintained a ban on dairy, vegetable and seafood imports from several prefectures, including Fukushima, since March 2011.

“We have provided the South Korean government with relevant information since the contaminated water leaks,” the chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said . “We will continue to ask South Korea to take measures based on scientific facts.”

In a statement carried by the Yonhap news agency, South Korea’s fisheries ministry said the ban had been necessary “as the government concluded that it is unclear how the incident in Japan will progress in the future and that the information the Japanese government has provided so far is not enough to predict future developments”.

The impact from the recent water leaks was being felt as far away as Buenos Aires, where Japanese officials were besieged by questions about Fukushima ahead of the IOC’s decisive vote.

Hiroshi Hase, an MP and former Olympic wrestler, told reporters in the Argentinian capital that contamination from Fukushima was “not even an issue” for the health of people in Tokyo, located 150 miles south of Fukushima Daiichi.

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The Telegraph

British diplomats shrug off nuclear fears with Fukushima cricket match

For most cricketers, a green pitch might conjure worries of a sticky wicket. But for one British Embassy team, the phrase may have taken on a different meaning as they played a match near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

Fukushima cricket match

The two teams, plus the ambassador and the mayor, before the match Photo: JULIAN RYALL

Shrugging off recent reports of soaring radiation levels at the earthquake-hit plant, a team from the British Embassy in Tokyo played a cricket match on Saturday on the edge of the exclusion zone.

British Ambassador Tim Hitchens gives some tips to Katsunobu Sakurai, the mayor of Minamisoma

The British Ambassador gives some tips to the mayor of Minamisoma

The match was played on a baseball pitch on the town of Minamisoma, part of which falls within the 17-mile no-go zone around the crippled plant, against an international team drawn from players across the Tohoku region.

“The reason we wanted to come is because the people in places like this are being forgotten,” said Tim Hitchens, the British ambassador. “Obviously there is a question of safety, but the British government has from the start been led by the science in its response to the situation at Fukushima.

“The place where we have played today is perfectly safe,” he added. “I come from Devon and there is a lot of granite that has greater background radiation levels then there are here.”

Tests carried out on the grass pitch before the game showed that the radiation level was 0.6 microsieverts per hour, similar to naturally occurring radiation in places such as Aberdeen and Cornwall.

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Published on Jul 2, 2013

http://truthstreammedia.com/?p=3667
(Truthstream Media.com) During a discussion panel in Arizona State University’s Biotech department that took place on February 2, 2012, the inventor of genetically engineered edible vaccines joked about wiping out 25% of the population with a genetically engineered virus.

Dr. Charles Arntzen, head of The Biodesign Institute for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, responded to a question pertaining to whether feeding the 8 billion people of the world was worth it, or whether population reduction should be pursued.

The scientist quipped: “Has anybody seen ‘Contagion’? That’s the answer! Go out and use genetic engineering to create a better virus… 25 percent of the population is supposed to go in Contagion.”

Arntzen was the first to pursue an edible vaccine for use in the developing world while at the Boyce Thompson Institute in 1996 under funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. His signature delivery vehicle is the banana. He noted the possibilities for its use in both poor countries as well as the wealthier Western world: “Children of developing countries may not be the only beneficiaries of this new technology. Says Arntzen: ‘American kids will also probably prefer being vaccinated by an edible vaccine rather than by a needle.’”

Perhaps even more startling is the fact that Dr. Arntzen — and perhaps some of his colleagues in the room — developed the first effective, stable and storable synthetic Ebola vaccine capable of being stockpiled under grants from the Department of Defense and Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. According to a news report from Arizona State University: “If early efforts bear fruit, an Ebola vaccine could be stockpiled for use in the United States, should the country fall victim to a natural outbreak or a bioterrorism event in which a weaponized strain of the virus were unleashed on soldiers or the public.”

If not downright creepy and nihilistic, it is surely poor bedside manner to joke about depopulating the masses of the planet via an engineered virus when he and his department are actively involved in tinkering with such stuff.

The Ebola vaccine, while overtly for defensive measures, is the natural research companion to weaponized Ebola viruses that have been refined over the years by military researchers, including those in the United States, and classified as a Class A bioweapon.

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The US government is bankrolling the engineering of humans

The US government bankrolls the engineering of humans

by Jon Rappoport

August 22, 2013

www.nomorefakenews.com

If you still remember a piece of paper called the US Constitution, you might wonder under what section of that document the government is permitted to alter the human species.

A current Pentagon plan to create a biological platform inside the human body, using it to deliver new genetic information, and thus changing what the human body is and does…well, that is about as outrageous as you can get, when it comes to the violation of permitted federal powers.

Yet, the White House doesn’t care, nor does Congress, nor does the Supreme Court, nor does any federal agency or oversight department. It’s all right. It’s not a problem. It’s a “medical” program, you see. And therefore it will help people, and the government’s job is to help people.

This is the new version of the Constitution: “the government is here to help you, and anything it does in that regard is legal.” Sign up now. Get on the list. Help overrides anything written into the Constitution.

If the government wants to help me, it’s fine. That’s what government is for. It’s like a parent. If the daddy is injecting me with genetic material to make me better, I love it.”

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is preparing to launch these genetic experiments. DARPA is organized under the Pentagon, which is organized under the Dept, of Defense, which is an agency of the executive branch, which means the White House, which refers to the President, where the buck stops. So that’s the chain of command. The violation of the Constitution goes all the way to the top.

Here is a key quote from the DARPA proposal: “…the successful development of technologies for rapid introduction of large DNA vectors into human cell lines will enable the ability to engineer much more complex functionalities into human cell lines than are currently possible.”

DARPA plans to insert a 47th chromosome into human cell lines. That chromosome will serve as a kind of platform that will make subsequent delivery of new genetic information much easier.

New genetic information means alterations in the body, at the level of DNA.

Engineering humans.

(For a pdf copy of the DARPA solicitation in question — which is entitled “Advanced Tools for Mammalian Genome Engineering“, click here.)


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DARPA will justify these experiments on the basis of improving soldiers’ performance on the battlefield, their general health, their capacity to recover from illness, injury, exhaustion. They can justify it any way they want to, but it adds up to the same thing.

“We will change you. We will make you better. And, ahem, uh, easier to control.”

But this isn’t a debate about how a human could be made better or what “better” should mean or who should decide. It’s an argument that the whole program is a violation of the Constitution—because if we don’t stand on that, we don’t stand on anything.

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“Nuclear Guinea Pigs”: Deadly Experiments and Contaminated Reality

Global Research, August 11, 2013
Half a century ago, on the spurious grounds that extreme sacrifices were required in the battle to prevent a communist takeover of the world, the US government decided to use the citizens of Nevada as nuclear guinea pigs.
Although atomic testing was pursued there for several years in the 1950s, notification would have alarmed area residents. As a result, they weren’t even advised to go indoors. Yet, according to declassified documents, some scientists studying the genetic effects of radiation at the time were already concerned about the health risks of fallout.For most of those committed to the US nuclear program, the need to keep this type of research secret was a no-brainer. After all, if the public realized that the technology used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki had led to experiments at home, early nuclear research – not to mention weapons deployment – might have met stronger opposition. The government badly wanted its nukes, and the scientists yearned to unlock the secrets of human mutation. Thus, an unholy alliance was struck.

US citizens, and the thousands of soldiers who took dangerous doses of radiation as part of other studies, haven’t been the only victims of science run amuck. Between 1964 and 1968, for example, at least a dozen covert tests of nerve and chemical agents were carried out on servicemen in the Pacific Ocean, then concealed and denied for more than 20 years. Crews were used to gauge how quickly various poisons could be detected, how rapidly they would disperse, and the effectiveness of protective gear and decontamination procedures.

Three tests used sarin, a deadly nerve gas subsequently employed by a cult to kill a dozen people in a Tokyo subway in 1995, or VX, the nerve gas that the US later accused Iraq of developing. One test used staphylococcal enterotoxin B, known as SEB, a crippling germ toxin; another used a “simulant” believed to be harmless but subsequently found to be dangerous. “We do not see things like informed consent or individual protection,” noted Michael Kilpatrick, a Defense Department medical official. “We don’t have the records for what, if any, protection was given to people.”

In a test called Fearless Johnny, carried out southwest of Honolulu during 1965, a Navy cargo ship was sprayed with VX nerve agent to “evaluate the magnitude of exterior and interior contamination levels” under various conditions of readiness, as well as study “the shipboard wash-down system,” according to documents declassified in 2002. Like all nerve agents, VX gas penetrates the skin or lungs to disrupt the body’s nervous system and stop breathing. Exposure can kill.

Another test, known as Flower Drum, involved spraying sarin gas into the ventilation system of a ship. The crew wore various levels of protective gear. A third experiment, Deseret Test Center Test 68-50, was conducted in 1968 to determine the casualty levels from an F-4 Phantom jet spraying SEB. A jet dropped the deadly mist over part of Eniwetok Atoll and five Army tugboats in the Marshall Islands. Public exposure of the secret tests and identification of those affected did not begin until 2000, and only under pressure from Mike Thompson, a California congressman who responded to veterans suffering health damage.

During the same period, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) spent millions on an even more heinous project: comparing atomic bomb survivors with an “uncontaminated” control group in South America, the Yanomami, who live in the remote Amazon regions of Brazil and Venezuela. Without informed consent or any government’s approval, thousands of blood samples were taken from the Indians, and extensive studies were conducted to provide crucial genealogical information on each tribe member. That the AEC research did nothing to help the Yanomami was bad enough. That it led directly to much needless suffering is a prime example of cultural imperialism at its worst.

As Patrick Tierney explained in Darkness in El Dorado, his harrowing account of scientific and journalistic exploitation, the AEC study was but one step in a decades-long process that brought illness, death, and degradation to the Amazon. To study iodine metabolism, ambitious researchers administered radioactive iodine to Yanomami tribes for 10 years. To prove questionable theories about aggression, anthropologists invaded countless communities, neglecting the sick and malnourished, while imposing their own agendas and setting inter-tribal conflicts into motion. Film crews and journalists joined in, bribing tribes to stage fights and feasts for the cameras. The Yanomami became the most famous “primitive” people in the world. But with that attention came modern weapons and imported disease.

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Documentary sheds light on Emmett ‘Downwinders’

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by Bonnie Shelton

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 4:35 PM

 

EMMETT — A new documentary outlining the effects of nuclear testing in Nevada in the 1950s and 1960s will premier in Emmett on Saturday.

The movie is called “A Downwinder’s Story” and details the effects of nuclear radiation on places downwind of the United States’ former testing site in Nevada.

A life-long Emmett resident, Tona Henderson, tells us she’s seen the effects of the nuclear fallout firsthand.

“I have 30 people in my family that have had cancer,” said Henderson.

She says that cancer is caused by nuclear fallout brought to Emmett by the wind after the nuclear bomb testing decades ago.

“It just rained here…it was just like detonating a bomb here,” she said.

Some victims in counties close to the test site have received government compensation for the harm the testing caused, but not Emmett.

The issue is the subject of the new documentary made by Jay and John Wayne Films. The documentary also features Enterprise, Utah. Victims there have received federal money after getting sick.

 

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Veterans Kept as Guinea Pigs to Get Some Relief

OAKLAND (CN) – The government must come clean about the hazards of drug experiments to which it subjected Vietnam veterans, a federal judg e ruled.

Vietnam Veterans of America filed a class action suit against the Army and CIA in 2009, claiming that at least 7,800 soldiers had been used as guinea pigs in Project Paperclip.

The soldiers say they were administered at least 250, and perhaps as many as 400, types of drugs, including Sarin, one of the most deadly drugs known, as well as amphetamines, barbiturates, mustard gas, phosgene gas and LSD.

Using tactics it often attributed to the Soviet enemy, the U.S. government sought drugs that could control human behavior, cause confusion, promote weakness or temporary loss of hearing and vision, induce hypnosis and enhance a person’s ability to withstand torture, according to the complaint.

The veterans claimed that some soldiers died, and others suffered seizures and paranoia.

They said the CIA knew it had to conceal the tests from “enemy forces” and the “American public in general” because revealing it “would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles and would be detrimental to the accomplishment of its mission.”

After two failed attempts to dismiss the action, the defendants succeeded last year in getting claims against Attorney General Eric Holder and the CIA dismissed.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken granted the plaintiffs class action status last September, which could make thousands of veterans eligible for relief.

The crux of the veterans’ argument has been that Administrative Procedure Act obligates the defendants to provide notice to test subjects and to provide them with medical care.

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National Geographic : CIA Secret Experiments . . : : Documentary : : . .

Eric Duguay

Published on Jul 6, 2012

It’s the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research? Join us as National Geographic presents: CIA Secret Experiments.

 

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