In 1997, Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson, two respected mainstream journalists, peered into an abyss. They found a story about fluorides that was so chilling it had to be told.
The Christian Science Monitor, who had assigned the story, never published it.
Their ensuing article, “Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” has been posted on websites, sometimes with distortions, deletions, or additions. . . .
.... Griffiths also told me that researchers who study the effects of fluorides by homing in on communities with fluoridated drinking water, versus communities with unfluoridated water, miss a major point: fluorides are everywhere—they are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of drugs, and also in many other industries (e.g., aluminum, pesticide)—because fluorine is very active and binds with all sorts of other substances. Therefore, there is extremely wide public exposure to fluorides....
On brain function [ RE: how it could get impacted by radiation is our thought ]
NY Times Why Teenagers Act Crazy By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN
Different regions and circuits of the brain mature at very different rates. It turns out that the brain circuit for processing fear — the amygdala — is precocious and develops way ahead of the prefrontal cortex, the seat of reasoning and executive control. This means that adolescents have a brain that is wired with an enhanced capacity for fear and anxiety, but is relatively underdeveloped when it comes to calm reasoning.
My mind is open, I rarely judge, I'm approachable, I am compassionate, I sometimes get shit wrong, I think I'm funny & tell bad jokes, I'm a good person with a big heart, I'm witty & smart & at times I am sweet & at times Im wanker that's because I'm from Down Under, its a place called Melbourne, in bloody fkn Australia!!!
yes, Pasha, verrry interesting. I am going to do a post about that on FC blog soon. I used G00gle Earth to look at that west Australia weapons site and guess what? All blurry. Even the air strip. But when you zoom over to Sydney you can see every little car and cigatte butt on the sidewalk!
Examples abound. When valves leaked, more leakage was allowed — up to 20 times the original limit. When rampant cracking caused radioactive leaks from steam generator tubing, an easier test of the tubes was devised, so plants could meet standards.
Failed cables. Busted seals. Broken nozzles, clogged screens, cracked concrete, dented containers, corroded metals and rusty underground pipes — all of these and thousands of other problems linked to aging were uncovered in the AP's yearlong investigation. And all of them could escalate dangers in the event of an accident.
Yet despite the many problems linked to aging, not a single official body in government or industry has studied the overall frequency and potential impact on safety of such breakdowns in recent years, even as the NRC has extended the licenses of dozens of
Industry and government officials defend their actions, and insist that no chances are being taken. But the AP investigation found that with billions of dollars and 19 percent of America's electricity supply at stake, a cozy relationship prevails between the industry and its regulator, the NRC.
Scientists working with different molecular structures of Boron have discovered a configuration that resembles the Buckminsterfullerene, often referred to as the Buckyball, a structure that has become extremely important in the development of nanotechnology. The new material is just as hollow as the Buckball and could also have important implications in the development of nanotech.
On the topic of the water filter system breakdown and subtopic of filters - I read this item from June 21, 2014 -
Tokyo Electric Power : TEPCO resumes operation of water treatment system at Fukushima plant
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Sunday resumed operation of the complex's radioactive water treatment system that has been plagued by a string of problems. But the multinuclide removal facility, called the advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, is still at the test stage as its three treatment lines have been suspended intermittently due to filter gasket corrosion caused by radiation and other problems. It is unclear when the test run will end so that full-fledged operation can begin, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. . . (more)The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Sunday resumed operation of the complex's radioactive water treatment system that has been plagued by a string of problems.
But the multinuclide removal facility, called the advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, is still at the test stage as its three treatment lines have been suspended intermittently due to filter gasket corrosion caused by radiation and other problems.
It is unclear when the test run will end so that full-fledged operation can begin, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said... (more)
So I did a search on "ALPS filter gasket corrosion Fukushima".
You can read a lot between the lies: Problems still plague ALPS decontamination system at Fukushima plant
To achieve that goal, the utility plans to double ALPS’ current processing capacity of up to 750 tons per day by this fall. The government is also expected to provide funding to introduce a similar system with the capacity of up to 500 tons per day in the near future.
Oddly, this press release appears June 9 - BEFORE the breakdown admitted to by TEPCO - Tepco Hires U.S. Company to Filter Water Stored at Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) will deploy a second system to strip a dangerous isotope from water stored at its wrecked Fukushima nuclear facility, as it struggles to overcome problems with its existing water processor.
The utility known as Tepco has signed a contract with Kurion Inc. to remove strontium from about 400,000 metric tons of radioactive water stored at Fukushima using truck-mounted filters, the Irvine, California-based company said in a statement today.
Kurion’s equipment will be used alongside the site’s ALPS processors, which have been prone to stoppages. The Toshiba Corp. system is designed to remove strontium, linked to bone cancer, and 61 other isotopes from water contaminated by contact with highly radioactive reactor fuel.
Irvine, CA ... would that be anywhere near UC?? Homebase of crazed American nuke freaks? and ....
Two of ALPS’s three units, each capable of processing 250 tons of water per day, were taken offline last month (!!!) after high levels of calcium were found in the water leaving the system. One resumed today, while a third came back online on May 23, two months after filters and gaskets deteriorated due to radiation exposure.
ALPS doesn’t filter tritium, another radioactive element. Kurion plans to demonstrate its tritium-removal techniques to Japan’s trade ministry...
At the end of the article there are precious comments! Reposted here in case they get removed-
badforu • a month ago
Filtering this water, what a joke. And do what with it? The problem with this is that they are just now trying to do stuff in this avenue of waste managment. If they would of been doing this from the begining, they would know what is possible. Trittium as of now isnt NOT removable. That this company plans to show a technique to remove Trittium shows the infancy this spectrum of the nuclear industry. I view Trittium as a bad element to release because of the ease it bonds with water, and it is totally possible that it can be drawn into the natural process of rain, and rain radioactive material around.
But forget about the water, whats it matter now. Theres 150 tons of core material missing they think, the estimates of how much was dusted over japan and the oceans is debatable. Not finding the cores is bad. Cant contain what you cant find. Why cant they find it, cause its way to hot there. Not even machines can deal with it. Thats enough core material to destory the earth thats missing, at least change it in a bad way if it dosnt out right kill everything. Things live around chernobly, who knows, maybe radioactive elements are like vitimans and give you super human powers. Certainly cant do what the doctors say radio active contamination will do to you even on a small scale, they classed it as No Threshold.
Barry • 2 months ago
Any attempts to filter the radiated water will fail just like everything else they do! Also that ice wall is going to meltdown just like TEPCO's nuclear reactors did because of their Gross negligence of not protecting the reactor pool generators. TEPCO should be passing out the DETOX mineral called Zeolite in order to safely remove radiation from the bodies of those need to remove the radiation. For more information on this detox do a search for the key word Zeolite.
lokay5 Barry • a month ago
Yes, for more information on his scam, do a search for Zeolite. Yes! ZEOLITE ! ! ! ZEOLITE -- The magic material that will remove those pesky alpha emitters lodged on your lungs ! ! ! BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK ! ! ! GET SOME TODAY ! ! ! IT'S CHOCK FULL ! ! ! YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID ! !
lokay5 • 2 months ago
Japan should be spread with butter. It's toast.
bernard townsend • 2 months ago
As the ground continues to subside, the whole situation with Fukushima is just going to get more complicated as time goes on.
CoyoteMan50 • 2 months ago
We can filter the manure but not the very dangerous water so look for the PR offensive to start immediately
Aug. 28 - 2nd ALPS Decontamination System Installed At Fukushima Daiichi
A second ALPS decontamination system is being installed at Fukushima Daiichi and will begin test operations in early September. NRA announced the new system yesterday. The first ALPS system, designed by Toshiba has been plagued with problems that required around a year of testing operations to make it work properly.
Sept. 4 - They think they may have a solution in 2016 (!) Contract to filter radioactive materials at Fukushima
RosRAO, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear giant Rosatom has won a contract to filter radioactive tritium out of the contaminated water collected at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
US firm Kurion Inc, and GE Hitachi Canada, a joint project between the Japanese and US corporations, also won tenders for the job. Each of the three contractors will be given 1 billion yen (US$9.5 million) to present a working filter prototype by March 2016.
TEPCO Failing to Filter Radioactive Isotopes From Fukushima Waters in Time
MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) - Tokyo Electric Power Company, also known as TEPCO, may miss an important deadline binding it to clean radioactive water stored inside the Fukushima nuclear plant, Bloomberg reported Monday.
TEPCO's attempt at removing toxic cancer-causing substances from the reactor's waters may exceed the stated deadline. Earlier, TEPCO's president pledged to terminate the filtering process by the end of March 2015.
The country’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed the deadline to journalists. The official, though, did not clarify the penalties TEPCO face if it failed to meet the target date. . . (more)
GOOD NEWS!! UC Says No Radioactive Danger in Pacific Waters!
Phys.org (aka lies.org) No Fukushima radiation found in coastal areas
"The levels we saw were detectable, but low and not a health hazard to anyone," Norman says. With findings in hand, he informed the local media that there was nothing to worry about, he says, and did his best to stress the lack of dangerous radioactivity in the rainwater.
For a decade, the mining billionaires have scooped up almost all the benefits of an unprecedented mining boom. Profits soared while the proportion of these the mining companies paid in tax and royalties plummeted. But when the former PM Kevin Rudd government tried to impose a 40% tax on their super-profits, the miners hit back with a multimillion-dollar campaign that cost Rudd his position as prime minister and resulted in an even weaker mining tax negotiated with the biggest mining companies.
This weakened mining tax raised just $200 million in its first year and a miserable $170 million in its second. At the same time, the mining companies enjoyed an estimated $4.5 billion a year in federal government subsidies.
But the mining billionaires do not want to pay an extra cent and with the help of the Coalition government, they are having their way.
Even before the clinking of champagne glasses at the big end of town had died down, Abbott was off to India to sign a deal to sell uranium to the nuclear-armed state, which is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It is also a country where people are already dying and being deformed as a result of a poorly regulated nuclear power industry.
If — or when — India has its Fukushima, Australian uranium exporters could be directly culpable.
Just before the mining tax was repealed, the go-ahead was given for a huge new coal mining development in Queensland that will wreck the world heritage Great Barrier Reef marine park as well as worsen the climate change crisis.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) – the corporate lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the disintegrating atomic power industry – doesn’t have to worry about repercussions from the negative impacts of nuclear power. For nuclear power is a government/taxpayer-guaranteed boondoggle whose staggering costs, incurred and deferred, are absorbed by American taxpayers via a supine government regulatory and subsidy apparatus.
They oppose this: "The final rule, which was published Aug. 15 and took effect Aug. 29, applies to 544 power plants and 521 factories that withdraw at least 2 million gallons of cooling water per day and use 25 percent of that for cooling purposes. It seeks to limit harm to fish and other aquatic life (79 Fed. Reg. 48,300)."
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