Above: Radioactive 2020 Olympics – an alternative logo, more to the point.
This Week’s Featured Interview:
- The Tokyo Radioactive 2020 Olympics Dr. Alex Rosen is a German pediatrician who serves as the Chair, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany. He and the organization are deeply involved in the international awareness campaign explaining to the public what the Tokyo Radioactive 2020 Olympics are really all about. Dr. Rosen was last heard on Nuclear Hotseat #287 from December 20, 2016, where he presented a Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR report on Fukushima’s radioactivity, decoding the UN agency’s methodology and, in effect, demolishing its credibility. Here, he gives us a view of the planned international pushback against the Olympics and the reasons why this action is so necessary. We spoke on Friday, November 29, 2019.
- To purchase a copy of the English language Citizens Radiation Data Map of Japan, click on this link: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVIST ACTION LINKS:
Here is the letter on the Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant demolition dangers and the actions requested by Vina Colley of the Portsmouth/Piketon Residents for Environmental Safety and National Nuclear Workers for Justice.
TO SIGN ONTO THIS LETTER, SEND YOUR NAME AND/OR THE NAME OF YOUR GROUP TO:
VINA COLLEY – email@example.com
To: Ohio Representatives/Senators/Governor
Subject: Please tell the Department of Energy that radioactive bulldozing must stop!
There is a dangerous situation in Ohio that you need to know and do something about.
In Piketon, Ohio, “dusty bulldozing and open air demolition operations are now under way” at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site, “to deconstruct the complex, decontaminate the grounds, and build a radioactive waste abandonment facility. NBC News reported May 15, 2019, that although ‘the contamination came from [the Portsmouth]plant the Department of Energy has repeatedly refused to cease operations there.'”
“In mid-May 2019, the US Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledged that in 2017 it found trace amounts of highly radioactive neptunium-237 in air monitors on the school grounds, the Ironton Tribune reported. The DOE also admitted that it found similarly toxic americium there in 2018. The Dayton Daily News reported that neptunium is a carcinogen linked to bone cancers. Why the discovery of radioactive chemicals was not made public at the time and the school closed then has not been explained by the DOE.
“A more recent and independent study, conducted by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, found enriched uranium actually inside the middle school itself, and it found ‘plutonium, uranium, and neptunium in water and dust samples from other parts of the community’, the Associated Press reported.” http://nukewatchinfo.org/contaminated-middle-school-indefinitely-closed-in-ohio/
Bulldozing needs to be stopped immediately, it is exposing people to deadly radioactivity. Testing is needed to determine where the radioactive contaminants have settled. Medical evaluation is needed about how much harm has been done to the people already. Residents need to be moved away, and the contaminated area should be declared off limits to everyone, as was done at Chernobyl.
Radioactive substances require absolute containment. There is no safe level of radiation. Radioactivity cannot be seen, it has no odor, and it makes no sound.
Rather than keeping radioactive materials securely contained, the Department of Energy has permitted the use of bulldozers and other equipment which contaminate the community’s schools, houses, and water systems. The Department of Energy made a criminal mistake in not caring about the dangers of radioactivity.
We want all actions to stop onsite until the people who live in the community are properly protected.
We want a public meeting.