Chernobyl Squared – Nukushima Update 4-13-11

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Denial and Deception from the Nuclear Establishment
“Chernobyl was one reactor releasing radioactive materials for two weeks in a relatively rural setting with low population. Fukushima is at least four reactors, plus their spent fuel pools, venting radionuclides for four weeks in a populated area. Fukushima is not just ‘as bad as’ Chernobyl. Its eight times worse already, with no end in sight.” That’s the professional assessment of engineer, sociologist. former elected official and world renowned anti-nuclear organizer Dr. Natalia Miranova (left) speaking in San Francisco on a tour of the U.S. organized by the Center for Safe Energy and Beyond Nuclear..

We’ll be bringing you presentations and interviews with Dr. Miranova and her colleagues, Natasha Manzurova, a surviving Chernobyl ‘liquidator,’ and psychologist and translator Tatiana Mukhamedyarova in upcoming posts. Meanwhile, as ‘what-us-worry?’ Japanese and international officials continue to claim that radioactive vegies and seafood are good for you, here is an update of what’s really going on.

Mary Beth Brangan, Rachel Johnson and Helen Kozoriz contributed to this post, which is edited by me, James Heddle.

Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan “Not Equal to Chernobyl, But Way Worse”

“Like hanging by your fingernails and the nails are cracking.” – Michio Kaku

Why Antinuclear Belongs in All of Our Movements
by Betsy Hartmann
…So the question becomes: How do we build an antinuclear politics in the absence of a full-fledged antinuclear movement?
The answer lies in finding points of convergence. After all, nuclear power, waste and weaponry threaten us all, as well as generations to come.

Animated Dispersion Map from Metro France

Radiation risks from Fukushima ‘no longer negligible’
…In response to thousands of inquiries from citizens concerned about fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Europe, CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity, has compiled an information package on the risks of radioactive iodine-131 contamination in Europe.

The document, published on 7 April, advises against consuming rainwater and says vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid consuming vegetables with large leaves, fresh milk and creamy cheese.

The risks related to prolonged contamination among vulnerable groups of the population can no longer be considered “negligible” and it is now necessary to avoid “risky behaviour,” CRIIRAD claimed. Read more

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor’s Message for Japan: ‘Run Away as Quickly as Possible’

Natalia Manzurova (left) in 1988 in the “dead zone” of the Pripyat, is one of the relatively few survivors among those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl.

What message do you have for Japan?

Run away as quickly as possible. Don’t wait. Save yourself and don’t rely on the government because the government lies. They don’t want you to know the truth because the nuclear industry is so powerful.

Natalia Manzurova (right) in 2011 at a program at San Francisco State Univeristy – ‘From Chernobyl to Fukushima – Lessons to be Learned.’ (Watch this space for our video of that program coming soon.)

Low Level Radiation Campaign Advice for the People of Japan

Inside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone

Health risks of the releases of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors: Are they a concern for residents of the United States? PDF

How nuclear apologists mislead the world over radiation
Helen Caldicott
George Monbiot and others at best misinform and at worst distort evidence of the dangers of atomic energy

FROM SQUARE ONE / How bad is the Fukushima fallout?

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Potential April 6th Fukushima Fallout Forecast Shows U.S. West Coast Under Threat

Fukushima radiation taints US milk supplies at levels 300% higher than EPA maximums

Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain

Myco-remediation of the Japanese Landscape After Radioactive Fallout
by Paul Stamets

ABC World News with Dianne Sawyer: Radioactive Water in Japan Threatens U.S. Tuna

April 6 Fukushima forecast shows Northwest US under threat (CLOSEUP)

4/9/2011 — URGENT — ELEVATED (full mid-range) RADIATION — soon to arrive on west coast USA

The UN Cover Up of Ionizing Radiation Health FX

San Francisco Rainwater: Radiation 181 Times Above US Drinking Water Standard

Radioactivity in Sea up 7.5 Million Times
Marine life contamination well beyond Japan feared

Made in China: Our Toxic, Imported Air Pollution

Radiation Levels Up to 1,000 Times Higher than Current “Safety Levels”
by Washington’s Blog

Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare

Radiation in food a “lot more serious” than first thought: WHO

New Scientist – Fukushima radioactive fallout nears Chernobyl levels

Fukushima Reactors Catastrophe: Radiation Exposure, Lies and Cover-up
by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster at One Month: The Explosion of Nukespeak
by Karl Grossman

Fukushima 2.0
Marvin Resnikoff

Japanese nuclear crisis could go on for months, officials warn

TEPCO Knew Radiation In Seawater Is 7.5 Million Above Normal Before It Started Dumping Radioactivity In Sea On Monday

70 percent of fuel rods in reactor core at Fukushima nuke plant damaged

Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen demonstrates How Fukushima’s Fuel Rods Melted and Shattered

Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen demonstrates how Fukushima’s fuel rods melted and shattered from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

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