Recapping Jay Cullen’s Nuke Industry Ties

11 11 2015

From Mining Awareness blog posts (a mash-up) –

Jay Cullen, has received $630,000 from MEOPAR to monitor the Pacific for Fukushima radiation from 2014 to 2017. MEOPAR stands for Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).http://communications.uvic.ca/releases/release.php?display=release&id=1427

Dr. Robert Walker, Chairman of the Board of MEOPAR, has been deeply involved in the nuclear industry. He was simultaneously President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, until almost the exact day that Dr. Richard Wilcox called foul about the ties between Dr. Walker and the Fukushima radiation testing. You can see in the internet archive, Wayback Machine, that Walker was still listed as both MEOPAR Board Chair AND President & CEO Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on Sept. 21, 2015https://web.archive.org/web/20150921042733/http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/board-of-directors/ According to Walker’s Linkedin page, he became CEO of Canadian Nuclear Labs starting in November of 2014. However, before that he was President and CEO of the AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Energy_of_Canada_Limited from Oct. of 2011 to March of 2015. Before that he was Sr. VP, Nuclear Labs, AECL (11-2010 to 09-2011) and before that he was CEO of Defence Research and Development Canada (from 2005 to 2010) and was also Assistant Deputy Minister, Dept. of National Defence, in the same period. He started with Defence Research and Development Canada in 1994.

WHO FUNDS MEOPAR?

MEOPAR is funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of pinoccio Centres of Excellence Program and was established in 2012. “Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada”, “An initiative of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC”. http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/index_eng.asp

whiteRADblackRED NSERC partners with the nuclear industry ….

These are some partnerships-chairs involving NSERC and the nuclear industry – NSERC, Candu owners, AREVA, Cameco:
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
McMaster University
Chair Title
NSERC/Candu Owners Group/AREVA Resources Canada, Cameco Corp. Industrial Research Chair in Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Non-Human Biota
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Chairholders-TitulairesDeChaire/Chairholder-Titulaire_eng.asp?pid=617

M. James Hendry
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Partners
Cameco Corporation
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Chairholders-TitulairesDeChaire/Chairholder-Titulaire_eng.asp?pid=284

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
Alphabetical Search by Partner Name
Cameco Corp.
Cameco Corporation
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Chairholders-TitulairesDeChaire/AlphaSearch-RechercheAlpha_eng.asp?p=1&src=C

SAS partners: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/NSERC-CRSNG/FactSheets/SK_Factsheet_EN.pdf

Soo Hyun Byun
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
McMaster University
An Industrial Research Chair in effects of ionizing radiation on non-human biota has been established by NSERC, CANDU Owners Group, AREVA Resources Canada and Cameco to support the research programs in radiation biology and radiation physics at McMaster.
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Chairholders-TitulairesDeChaire/Chairholder-Titulaire_eng.asp?pid=880

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/NewsRelease-CommuniqueDePresse_eng.asp?ID=372


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11 11 2015
A Green Road Project

Reblogged this on A Green Road Project.

11 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

GREAT! Spread it far and wide! Hats off to great research by Mining Awareness blog too!

11 11 2015
miningawareness

Thanks. You saw Jay Cullen tweeted your post!

11 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

no! I was off line!

11 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-dangerous-is-400-6000-pounds-of.html

11 11 2015
miningawareness

Buesseler et. al. aren’t even doing science here anyway. I wonder if they even took methods in grad school. You can’t even start talking about statistics until you have at least 50 samples and in this case I think 1,000 to 2,000 samples. Also, probably would need to have various depths. That’s apart from whether they should even be testing seawater or if they are testing it correctly. Clearly they must additionally check sediment and plankton. I suspect they should be doing 50 plus per location. It’s an upside down world where Cullen and Buesseler get Ph.D.s. I’m glad your posts and nuke pro are highly visible on this. Mine are less visible than on most topics – not at all visible. On most topics I was on p. 11, 3 years ago, and on the first several pages more recently.

11 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

FYI – A Green Road Blog reposted this and they too have big traffic.
This is a smoking gun.

Yes, on stats. My dad was a research scientist in horticulture and he never asked “citizen scientists” to run around and do his work for him!

Every-time he gives that spiel he sounds more and more m like a carnival barker. And he wants samples of seawater with no algae or seaweed in it when that is what would accumulate the most toxins! That’s why contaminated people take pills with algae in them so they can get something inside that will absorb the radioactive contamination.

The whole effort seems like a P.R. stunt than science.

11 11 2015
miningawareness

Yes, they are tops! For the longest I couldn’t get on them or even Dana’s site without crashing but now I can some. I found research on algae and seaweed from 1956. US research. He got 630,000$ and the machine cost $75,000. Even if there is a difference in US and CA $ I think there’s a lot of money missing!

11 11 2015
miningawareness

Wonder if Cullen read this? Maybe he can learn who really needs science ed that he is carping on? Maybe if he followed methods people would have trusted him!

11 11 2015
miningawareness

Jay Cullen indirectly pointed us to this:
She is from Alberta, where oil is so important.
Chancellor of Dalhousie: “Since 2011, Ms. McLellan has served as chair of the Dalhousie Advisory Council, an advisory group of notable leaders and alumni from across North America and beyond who offer their advice and perspective to the university. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Agrium (a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services), Cameco (one of the world’s largest uranium producers) and the Edmonton Regional Airport Authority (a financially independent, non-share corporation charged with managing the regions three airports). Among her many community commitments she serves on the boards of the Institute for Research for Public Policy, Fulbright Canada, TELUS Edmonton Community Board and Edmonton Community Foundation Board. She is a member of the advisory board of the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University and is also a member of the Responsible Canadian Energy Advisory Group of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).”
“Ms McLellan also served as Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians during her time in office.” http://www.dal. ca/dept/senior-administration/chancellor.html

Dr. Doug Wallace
(Chair) Scientific Director MEOPAR
Dalhousie University
http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/research-management-committee

12 11 2015
miningawareness

Here is more detail, but we still end up in the same place (Board of Directors). And, of course we do as Canada is so resource dependent (including uranium and fisheries), and the same appears true of their universities.. “Applications are reviewed by the MEOPAR Research Management Committee (RMC),” […] “The RMC provides their list of successful proposals, with recommended funding amounts, to the MEOPAR Board of Directors”. http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/research-management-committee

Research Management Committee has 3 from Dalhousie, one from Centres of Excellence, one from Clearwater Seafoods, one from MEOPAR, one from shipbuilding co. There are a total of around 20. No time to research them. Canada is one big mining town anyway, though you can live there without knowing it, just like you can study in a University Dept. without knowing its dependence on mining if you don’t accidentally step on the wrong toes by doing the wrong research.

Too bad that no one will do real research so that we could have real facts. Dana’s the only one who has tried to do anything statistically significant, to my knowledge. He’s done the qualitative research and the quantitative. But, it would be nice if some of these government entities and universities rolling in the money would use it for testing a wide variety of things in statistically significant numbers, and modeling the future impacts of the ongoing TEPCO leaks. Better – let the governments return everyone’s tax monies so they could afford independent testing.

12 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

I think Woods Hole / Navy Intel uses “research” as a stall to not do anything to stop water pollution.

11 11 2015
Keith

Playing the man not the ball. I guess if you don’t have the science to back you up then where do you go?

11 11 2015
miningawareness

This is useful and well-done on the front-end. It talks about the importance of uranium to Canada. Didn’t get to the end as it’s long. http://willowsweb.blogspot.com/2015/11/canadas-vested-interest-in-protection.html Not sure if “Keith” is referring to Cullen not having science? If Cullen-Buessler would have bothered to test more than a handful of water samples (or anything else) then people might be less skeptical. Their most criminal action is still frightening people away from potassium rich foods, like bananas, without which you drop dead. And, which help to protect against cesium. One of the most irksome things about Cullen is his arrogance thinking that he needs to give people science education, when he needs some. He needs some education in methods and stats. And, in nutrition.

12 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

He sees himself as an explainer to the great unwashed ….
asshat!

12 11 2015
miningawareness

I find this whole thing fishier and fishier. Cullen’s an expert on plankton. Did anyone see any research done by him on radionuclides in plankton? Is he too blinkered to realize that many radionuclides are metals – probably most. And, that heavy metal poisoning is an issue too. Or is he playing dumb? Wasn’t his diss on Cadmium, another heavy metal? Is the $630,000 minus $75,000 for his Areva machine to check Cs being used to test plankton? But, it’s not being admitted too? He was born in Peterborough home to GE-Hitachi Candu fuel plant. Does he have friends or relatives working there? . Also a tritium sign facility was there, I think. Not too far from Cameco’s Port Hope site. Maybe he should just stop complaining about our research because every rock turned over shows uranium mining and nuclear ties. Maybe spurious because it IS resource dependent Canada, but maybe not. Who pays calls the shots, generally. Where is serious water testing?Half a dozen samples given on his blog are NOT statistically significant.
“Marine Chemistry
20 December 2015, Vol.177:124–133
Biogeochemistry of trace elements and their isotopes
Decoupling of zinc and silicic acid in the subarctic northeast Pacific interior
David J. JanssenJay T. Cullen”

Is Jay Cullen as smart as Dana gives him credit for? Or, is he a typical blinkered academic – narrow minded like a mule with blinders. Maybe a bit of both? Regardless, he’s a symptom of a deeper disease, like a carbuncle, and not worth everyone’s time. Really! But, everyone loves a good mystery and this is it.

12 11 2015
Turd Ferguson

So what if he has industry ties. Airline pilots are pro air travel, another risk-informed technology and are highly trained to operate flawed machines that crash and kill people. You dont bat an eye over that. Only about 40 people have known to have died from nuclear related efforts. You people hate nuclear technology and the millions of people directly or indirectly involved. Its bigger than you know. Frankly you people make me sick.

12 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

a telling post.
One beef is he denies he has nuclear industry ties when it is pointed out … so an admission is progress.
OK to disagree and post here.
Yup, hate nukes.
You don’t make me sick but radiation does. Enjoy your salmon though … you can have mine!

24 02 2016
Anonymous

“Only about 40 people have known to have died from nuclear related efforts.”
Seek help.

24 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

millions have died from sky rocketing cancer rated, immune disorders from damaged DNA, birth defects from same and secret toxic releases and mismanaged dumps.
St. Louis alone has a huge epidemic of fatal cancers just from the Manattan Project dump sites.
The lid has blown off the nuke industry’s stranglehold on media and medical industries.

5 05 2017
stock

Turd, because when they are covering not just a hazard to the Pacific Ocean and everyone who depends on it, but coverup the inept action or lack thereof, they are creating risks to millions, even hundreds of millions of people. And these are not people who are choosing their fate under a known risk, they /we are all guinea pigs.

Those who choose to fly, choose to fly, and the risk factors are pretty well known and in the open. You either crashed and died or you didn’t. Unlike radiation, in which I am still wondering….how much of that strontium I absorbed as a baby in 1963 has or will have a terrible effect on me.

Shame on the nukist, shame shame

5 05 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I think ‘they’ know the exact harm they did just in atomic age infant mortality deaths…which they work very hard to hide.
Now (in the USA) it is common for babies to be born with cancer.
When, in all history, did that ever happen?
Not to mention huge increase worldwide of co-joined twins – formerly very rare… due to DNA damage worsening with each generation after rad exposure.
Now, back to Hollywood news, today Kim Kardashian….

5 05 2017
stock

Exactly, distract with some fake talentless “celebrities”, and then pretend there are other habitable planets we can go to, basically to prevent despair and revolution. I know what snake pliska would do, me too.

5 05 2017
flyingcuttlefish

First ones to the new planet would be the ones who wrecked THIS planet!
Put Challenger “O” rings on their escape craft …. when they try and make their getaway!

5 05 2017
22 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Reblogged this on flying cuttlefish picayune and commented:

Some blog posts about bad-actor betrayers-of-public-trust and nuke poison advocates need an encore!

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