TEPCO’s contaminated water

8 04 2013


TEPCO admits contaminated water leaking from multiple temporary storage pits at Fukushima Daiichi

Last week, TEPCO announced that radioactive water was leaking from temporary underground storage pits, and was likely to continue until the water could be transferred.  The first reported leak occurred in a tank located some 800 meters from the Pacific Ocean which contained processed water which had been used to cool down the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex. . . 

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“Sunday, TEPCO admitted that a second temporary underground storage pit was leaking as well.  The second leaking pit contains 10,000 tons of contaminated water.


The Watchers –  Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

UK Royal Society: Next Century Miserable Unless We Cut It Out

26 04 2012

World needs to stabilise population and cut consumption, says Royal Society

Economic and environmental catastrophes unavoidable unless rich countries cut consumption and global population stabilises

Big report:

“The number of people living on the planet has never been higher, their levels of consumption are unprecedented and vast changes are taking place in the environment. We can choose to rebalance the use of resources to a more egalitarian pattern of consumption … or we can choose to do nothing and to drift into a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills leading to a more unequal and inhospitable future”



Japan Gov’t. Fobs Radioactive Food Off on Public

22 04 2012

From Fukushima Diary

MAFF prohibits private sector from applying strict safety limits

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan requested food makers and supermarket to stop their unique radiation measurement for food.

Japanese government applied new safety limit from April, which is 100Bq/Kg for ordinary food, but supermarket chain Aeon applies their original limit, which is 50Bq/kg.

MAFF states, excessive [!!!] safety limit damages producers.


Sounds like the UK when they tried to send their mad cow poisoned beef over to the US after Katrina.

AND … Japan wants to send a lot of their contaminated tsunami debris to the Northern Marianas’ islands – telling officials it’s non-toxic.

Iran War Watch: They Want to Dump USD

1 03 2012
Iran Ready to Be Paid in Gold, National Currencies for Oil

Tehran announced Tuesday that it is ready to receive payment for oil supplies in gold as well as the national currencies of importer countries. That’s according to Mahmoud Bahmani, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran.

When Iraq went off the USD they were invaded.

When Libya went off the UDS they were invaded.

Note to world: whoever invades Iran will not be able to hide the naked greed behind the act.

Secret US Bank Bailout Price – Over $7.7 TRILLION

10 12 2011

Bloomberg News did an exposè –

. . .  the Fed had committed US $7.77 trillion in below-market loans and guarantees to rescuing the financial system; and that these nearly interest-free loans came without strings attached.

The Fed insisted that the loans were repaid and there have been no losses, but the Bloomberg report said the banks reaped a $13 billion windfall in profits; and “details suggest taxpayers paid a price beyond dollars as the secret funding helped preserve a broken status quo and enabled the biggest banks to grow even bigger.” . . .  (more)


and we like this part of the article:

To fix the system, the profits need to be returned to the 99%. How that could be done was suggested by radio host and political commentator Thom Hartmann in a recent editorial:

Have the central bank owned by the US government and run by the Treasury Department, so all the profits … go directly into the Treasury and you and I pay less in taxes…

For a model on the local level, he pointed to the Bank of North Dakota:
The good people of North Dakota … established something very much like this – the Bank of North Dakota – and it’s kept the state in the black, and kept its farmers, manufacturers and students protected from the predations of New York banksters for nearly a century. It’s time for every state to charter their own state bank, just like North Dakota did, and for the Treasury Department to either buy the Fed from the for-profit banks that own it, or simply nationalize it.

End the Fed, end the problem – F.C.

Obama’s Brain Transplant Donor: Dick Cheney

5 12 2011

We have been wondering what happened to Barak Obama’s brain. About 5 minutes after he was elected someone spirited him away and transplanted Dick Cheney’s brain into his head. He has done the bidding of neo-cons we threw out of office ever since.

Finally we have an answer.Cheney's brain in a jar

Trowbridge H. Ford relates in Part 10 of his fascinating seriesGlimpses of America’s Man-Made Disasters“:

While the leading members of Obama’s oil administration, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are well known, its lesser possible figures – Admiral Dennis Blair, Charles Freeman, Leon Panetta, Greg Craig, General Bruce Carlson, General Jim Jones, Peter Lavoy, Christopher Kojm, John Brennan, etc., and, most important, continuing Pentagon chief Robert Gates – are known far too little, especially what their new mission is. They are to keep the American public on board while it achieves what was sidetracked by the cockup over the 9/11 bombings – the pacification of Afghanistan so that a pipeline can be constructed through it, connecting Caspian oil on its eastern shores to Pakistan’s Indian Ocean coast – what requires the defeat of its Taliban. If achieved, it would be a great blow to China’s search for oil self-sufficiency, threatening even the loss of its oil-rich Xinjiang province, and making Iran’s oil holdings much less important in global affairs.

In confirming the role of Big Oil, to use Antonia Juhasz’s terminology in The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful IndustryAnd What We Must Do To Stop It, the Obama administration has been largely bought by the industry despite its contentions to the contrary, particulary when one adds in what it has contributed to President Clinton, especially in the construction of his library. While Senator McCain received by far the biggest contributions from the oil industry since 1990, the total for the team of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Biden is comparable, a bit over $1,000,000 dollars. Obama also fudged his acceptance of money by renouncing money from oil industry Political Action Committees (PACs) while accepting it from oil company executives, and he has only been on the national political scene recently.

However, in considering what elected officials can do when it comes to energy policy – like not closing the “Enron Loophole” which the Commodity Futures Modernization Act permitted spreading to energy traders working for oil companies – researchers should not overlook what control of government institutions, particularly the Pentagon and the CIA, can mean in this regard. They can lay out an estimate of future world developments, where the expected problems are, how to deal with them, and why. The personnel responsible for making such estimates, plans, capabilities and outcomes are the most important officials in govenment in today’s world, and their nomination and selection should be the top priority of any democratic system to make sure that the nation’s power is really exercised by those who appear to be in control.

The whole corruption of the process started when the transition team announced on December 18th the appointment of Admiral Dennis Blair, Senator Obama’s military adviser, to be Admiral Mike McConnell’s replacement as National Intelligence Director who then joined other hawks on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Blair, while he had been Commander of the Pacific Fleet during the last days of the Clinton administration, had been so aggressive in dealing with Chinese counterparts that he should never have been even seriously considered for the position. During a 1999 meeting at Hawaii, Blair told a Chinese admiral two things when they were discussing the Taiwan situation: “First. I own the water out there. Second, I own the sky over the water out there. Now, don’t you think we should talk about  something constructive?” (Quoted from “Meet new DNI boss Dennis Blair,” Tribune/Opinion, February 22, 2009.)



Here is another telling fact from Ene-News:

2008: Obama chief political strategist David Axelrod worked for Exelon, largest nuclear plant owner in US — NEI chairman is Obama donor

” . . . Since 2003, executives and employees of Exelon, which is based in Illinois, have contributed at least $227,000 to Mr. Obama’s campaigns for the United States Senate and for president. Two top Exelon officials, Frank M. Clark, executive vice president, and John W. Rogers Jr., a director, are among his largest fund-raisers. . .

 Another Obama donor, John W. Rowe, chairman of Exelon, is also chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the nuclear power industry’s lobbying group, based in Washington. . .

In addition, Mr. Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, has worked as a consultant to Exelon. A spokeswoman for Exelon said Mr. Axelrod’s company had helped an Exelon subsidiary, Commonwealth Edison, with communications strategy periodically since 2002 . . .  [La Dee Dah!]

Exelon and Illinois state officials waited for four years until 2006 before disclosing that Exelon’s Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear plant 60 miles southeast of Chicago, had spilled millions of gallons of water containing tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, multiple times over a decade. Exelon officials eventually apologized and said the risks from the leak were “minimal”, with tritium levels in surrounding wells all found to be below regulatory limits.” [limits set by John W. Rowe!]



Greg Palast – Vulture’s Picnic (on BP Oil Spill Cover-Up)

3 12 2011

Link – http://youtu.be/cCAlF-PQ-Fk