Nuclear Hotseat #198: Dr. Ian Fairlie, Childhood Leukemia Near Nuclear Reactors

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Dr. Ian Fairlie, author of a 2014 study that correlated more than 60 studies about health risks to small children living within 5 kilometers – 3 miles – of nuclear reactors. Important information that needs to be deployed in any battle against nuclear reactors.  An encore presentation from Nuclear Hotseat #162.

Dr. Ian Fairlie

Dr. Ian Fairlie

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Japan keeps trying to convince the world that Fukushima food is really safe to eat (even as Taiwan finds  food imports from Japan mislabeled to hide the Fukushima sourcing!).  Now, they’ve announced plans to keep the con going at Milan Expo 2015, where they’ll hold Japan Day to continue promoting Fukushima food as mmm mmm good!  All part of the ongoing, planned propaganda campaign so that by 2020,  Tokyo Olympics tourists will have no qualms about chowing down and exposing themselves to internal radiation. Mmm mmm bad!  Epidemiological study of Radioactive Olympics survivors to follow…?

PLUS:

  • More TEPCO admissions that they haven’t a clue about how to clean up the hot mess at Fukushima
  • But that doesn’t stop Prime Minister Abe-baby’s Labor Democratic Party from pushing to restart Japan’s 43 remaining nuclear reactors;
  • Evacuees now allowed to stay overnight in Naraha Town in Fukushima Prefecture despite high radiation levels, but former residents of Minami-Soma are suing the government for lifting evacuation advisories in their town, citing high radiation levels;
  • Woods Hole announces Fukushima radiation in ocean off British Columbia, but seems to forget there’s been radiation and hot particles in North America since eight days after Fukushima began (see: Fairewinds Energy Education video on hot particles);
  • NRC calls Alert (second of four levels of warning) at Limerick Nuclear Generating Station near Philadelphia after fire impacts emergency cooling system;
  • UK changes law so nuke waste sites can be forced on local communities;
  • “Anomalies” leading to “lower than expected mechanical toughness values” — meaning flaws in the fricking nuclear reactor vessel head — found in French reactor in Flamanville, 231 miles from Paris and across the English Channel from Weymouth.

LINK:

  • Three years ago, Fairewinds was one of the first organizations to talk about “hot particles” that are scattered all over Japan and North America’s west coast.  In this video, Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen introduces Marco Kaltofen, who discusses the hottest hot particle he has ever found — more than 300 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi site. Arnie Gundersen provides a brief introduction and summary to the video.
Fairewinds Energy Education's Arnie Gunderson w/Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host, Libbe HaLevy

Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gunderson w/Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host, Libbe HaLevy

 

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