Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Cover-up of Fukushima facts, radiation, and secret nuclear reprocessing

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has yet to disclose the truth behind his more disturbing decisions: first, the absence of stenographers and voice recordings at his emergency Cabinet meetings;

The high-level cover-up and lab analysis of cesium-isotope ratios indicate the Japanese nuclear establishment was illegally involved in the reprocessing of weapons-grade uranium at Fukushima No. 1 and probably two other civilian nuclear plants in northern Japan.

The collaboration between Washington and Tokyo in a covert nuclear-weapons program was a violation of international law

The World is Powerless Against Fukushima Fallout, Hyphen Submitted by New America Media, March 8, 2012 by Yoichi Shimatsu ”……..Public at Risk From Official Silence At the molecular level inside a biological cell, gamma-ray bombardment rewrites the genetic code contained in the chromosomes, scrambling the elegant poetry of life into gibberish.

Since leukemia, cancers and birth defects can be falsely attributed to other disorders, the governments of North America, Europe and Asia along with international agencies can be counted on to remain silent or mount campaigns of misdiagnosis to protect their nuclear power and weapons programs, along with their food and travel industries. Bureaucrats, at heart and out of self-interest, are cowards.

While the World Health Organization imposed a strict travel ban on Hong Kong during the much less risky SARS outbreak of 1992, the WHO and governments accept those devious ads from the Japanese travel bureau luring tourists with the false claim that the country and its
food are safe. With rising numbers of naive tourists returning with serious health problems, residents and travel agents in Singapore and Hong Kong have finally become wary of sending anyone to Japan. Business as usual is death abnormal.

Warhead Recycling Worsened the Crisis

Whatever his timid admissions about the official cover-up so far,
former Prime Minister Naoto Kan has yet to disclose the truth behind
his more disturbing decisions: first, the absence of stenographers and
voice recordings at his emergency Cabinet meetings; and why the
government had to order the Tokyo Electric Power Company not to
abandon Fukushima No.1 plant after the March 15 mini-nuclear
explosions.

The high-level cover-up and lab analysis of cesium-isotope ratios
indicate the Japanese nuclear establishment was illegally involved in
the reprocessing of weapons-grade uranium at Fukushima No. 1 and
probably two other civilian nuclear plants in northern Japan. The US
Department of Energy dares not address Tokyo’s violation of the
Non-Proliferation Treaty because much of the enriched nuclear material
at Fukushima was covertly supplied from the American military arsenal
under a suspected 2006 secret accord between the Bush and Abe
administrations.

According to whistleblowers in the US non-proliferation agency, highly
reactive uranium from dismantled US warheads stored in the Fukushima
spent-fuel pools readily ignited after the quake knocked out the water
pumps. A transport casket of elongated shape resembling a missile was
sky-hooked out of a pool by helicopter soon after the tsunami, but the
remainder of the weapons-grade stock was too heavy to remove. The
series of detonations prevented repair crews from accessing controls
of the reactor cores, which eventually melted through the containment
chambers and into the subsurface soil.

When the quake and tsunami hit on March 11, only three reactors out of
a total six at Fukushima were scheduled to produce electricity yet in
actuality five were operational. Since then plant workers disclosed
that the supposedly empty Reactor 4 had been refitted with a new steel
shroud in secret by GE and that it was fully loaded with new fuel
rods. The two extra reactors were running clandestine operations, the
likeliest purpose being the enrichment of uranium prior to extraction.
By no coincidence, Hitachi Electric and Honeywell are partners in
developing a laser-plasma system to extract highly pure plutonium and
uranium

The collaboration between Washington and Tokyo in a covert
nuclear-weapons program was a violation of international law that in
its hypocrisy and duplicity towers above Iran’s suspected program or
North Korea’s puny attempts at bomb-making. Weapons production at
Fukushima also violates the foundations of the US-Japan Security
treaty, which stipulates that Japan provide military bases in exchange
for protection under the American nuclear umbrella. The International
Atomic Energy Agency’s selective enforcement of the
counter-proliferation treaty only spurs smaller nations to invest in
nuclear deterrence against the real possibility of a covert build-up
by Japan, Israel, India and other US allies.
Now, to make an optimistic prediction: Considering the 33-year
half-life of cesium, far more people worldwide can be expected to die
horribly due to the fallout of Fukushima rather than in any nuclear
war with Iran or North Korea. Proliferation begins at home; not only
inside faulty nuclear plants but whenever we switch on a television
set or open the refrigerator door. Our consumerist demand for
convenience leads to docile acceptance of mass suicide. Laziness –
both physical and mental — is thus the greatest of the seven deadly
sins of this nuclear era.

Earthquakes and volcano eruptions are becoming more frequent in Japan
as well as the entire Ring of Fire. Nearly every nuclear plant in the
Pacific region has reached the limit of its spent fuel rod capacity,
meaning these time bombs are fully loaded and ready to blow. Even when
the cesium and strontium threats diminish, the possibility of mass
extinction will remain for as long as humankind can muddle along. The
chunks of uranium blasted into seawater around Fukushima have a
half-life of 700,000 years. Many more quakes, tsunamis and lava
eruptions are coming — Fukushima was only the first such crisis and
it’s still not over.

Yoichi Shimatsu, former associate editor with Pacific News Service and
general editor at the Japan Times Weekly, has reported from Fukushima
and served as an environmental consultant on countering radiation
effects. http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/03/world-powerless-against-fukushima-fallout

March 10, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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