Arnie Gundersen: Health Effects From Fukushima Are Being Hidden – Japan Not Publishing Data On Stillbirths, Spontaneous Abortions, Cancers, And More Since 3/11

Gundersen: Health effects from Fukushima are being hidden — Japan not publishing data on stillbirths, spontaneous abortions, cancers, and more since 3/11 — Indicates they’re afraid to release it (VIDEO) (ENENews, Nov 15, 2013):

Fairewinds Podcast, Nov. 14, 2013 (at 15:45 in): If we leave it to the nuclear priesthood, they’ll circle the wagons and not tell us everything that’s going on there. I’m particularly concerned about he dose people in Fukushima prefecture are receiving and the health effects that are being presently hidden. […] Citizen oversight is the key […] The nuclear priesthood does not want information released. And I know that you appreciate this because you’re watching these videos. You can help us to continue to be that beacon in the fog in 2014. A donor stepped forward and has offered us $2 for every $1 that other people give us. That means that you’re $1 donation makes $3 when it’s matched by this donor. It’s an incredible opportunity.

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Arnie Gundersen: Fuel Already ‘Very Close To Going Critical’ At Fukushima Reactor No. 4 SFP – Must Be Extraordinarily Careful About Starting Chain Reaction

Gundersen: Fuel already “very close to going critical” at Unit 4 — Must be extraordinarily careful about starting chain reaction (VIDEO) (ENENews, Nov 15, 2013):

Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen, Coast to Coast AM with John B. Wells, Nov. 9, 2013 (at 31:30 in):

Sources have told me — within Tokyo Electric — that they have no confidence that there’s any boron left between these fuel bundles. And they need boron to prevent the nuclear fuel from becoming a self-sustaining chain reaction, a criticality. So without boron in the plates — there are plates between these fuel bundles — but they got extraordinarily hot from not being cooled off the better part of a couple weeks, and they also were exposed to salt water. So that combination likely stripped out the boron. So the only thing Tokyo Electric can do is throw all sorts of boron into the water. Then pull the fuel. […]

Read moreArnie Gundersen: Fuel Already ‘Very Close To Going Critical’ At Fukushima Reactor No. 4 SFP – Must Be Extraordinarily Careful About Starting Chain Reaction

Total Insanity: Japan Doctors Help Perpetuate Fukushima Cover-Up – Patients Not Told Illnesses Are From Exposure To Radiation

“It’s Madness”: Doctors in Japan helping perpetuate Fukushima cover-up — Patients not being told their illnesses are from exposure to radioactive contamination — Scientific reports showing radiation health damage to humans are forbidden to be published (AUDIO) (ENENews, Oct 14, 2013):

Title: Arnie Gundersen Interview
Source: WBKM
Date: Oct. 2013

At 3:30 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer: We’re seeing scientist after scientist here at Fairewinds writing to us saying that they’ve got good science and they’re being ostracized in Japan and being forbidden for publishing scientific reports that show radiation health damage to Japanese people. So basically the government is sitting on the scientific community and preventing goods science from being done. Same as the doctors, the doctors have contacted us as well. They say they’ve been told not to tell their patients that their illness is radiation induced. So these guys have an oath as a doctor to be honest with their patients, and yet they’re basically ignoring their own oath and helping perpetuate a cover-up in the Japanese government. […]

Host: From where I sit, what you just described is madness essentially.

Gundersen: From where I sit it’s madness too. That’s the problem in Japan right now, is that nobody is willing to admit that the path they have chosen to take for the last two and a half years is crazy.

Full broadcast here

Arnie Gundersen: Deformities, Stillbirths Not Being Reported After Fukushima – Officials Withholding Truth About Health Effects – Gov’t Suppressing Studies On Deformed Animals

Gundersen: Deformities, stillbirths not being reported after Fukushima — Officials withholding truth about health effects — Gov’t suppressing studies on deformed animals (AUDIO) (ENENews, Oct 3, 2013):

Title: Arnie Gundersen discusses Fukushima Daiichi
Source: WBAI’s ‘Morning with Michael’
Date: October 2, 2013

At 8:45 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer: We’re constantly frustrated — We have scientists contacting us, doctors contacting us, telling us that their patients are suffering from radiation induced injuries, or they’re noticing deformities in animals and plants, but yet the Japanese government is trying to put the heat on them to prevent those studies from moving forward.

At 10:15 in

Morning with Michael, Host: E[NE]News, the website, they talk about 100 babies with polydactyl situation — they have 6 fingers — this kind of exotic, strange, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ kind of thing’s happening here. There’s an x-ray picture on their website of a hand with 6 digits. Have you heard about that?

Read moreArnie Gundersen: Deformities, Stillbirths Not Being Reported After Fukushima – Officials Withholding Truth About Health Effects – Gov’t Suppressing Studies On Deformed Animals

Arnie Gundersen: Fukushima reactor buildings essentially now sitting in mud — Soil could ‘disappear’ during quake and bring structures down with it; That can result from what Tepco’s doing to groundwater (AUDIO)

Gundersen: Fukushima reactor buildings essentially now sitting in mud — Soil could ‘disappear’ during quake and bring structures down with it; That can result from what Tepco’s doing to groundwater (AUDIO) (ENENews, Sep 17, 2013):

Dr. Helen Caldicott For RT: Endless Fukushima Catastrophe: Many Generations’ Health At Stake

Endless Fukushima catastrophe: Many generations’ health at stake (RT, Sep 13, 2013):

Bio-accumulation of radioactive elements around Fukushima will devastate many future Japanese generations, while the Pacific Ocean is also being contaminated by leaking radioactive water. Yet there is still no good solution from the Japanese government.

As I watched the tsunami power into the reactor complex at Fukushima on March 11, 2011, I realized the world would never be the same again. No nuclear reactor can withstand being drowned in a massive wave of water without catastrophic consequences.

There were three nuclear reactors undergoing fission at the time while one, unit four, had just been emptied of its radioactive core, which was now situated in an unprotected cooling pool on the roof of the building, 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground. As the power supply to the reactors was disrupted during the earthquake, and the auxiliary diesel generators in the basements of the reactors failed because they were flooded, the pumps which supplied up to 1 million gallons of cooling water to each reactor failed.

Within hours the intensely hot radioactive cores in units one, two and three started to melt. As they melted, the zirconium metal cladding on the uranium fuel rods reacted with water to produce hydrogen which exploded with overwhelming intensity in the buildings of units one, two, three and four releasing huge amounts of radioactive elements into the air.

On March 15 alone, it is estimated that 100 quadrillion Becquerels of cesium, 400 quadrillion of iodine plus 400 quadrillion of inert noble gases (xenon, krypton and argon) escaped. Over a period of time two-and-a-half to three times more noble gases were released into the air than at Chernobyl.

Read moreDr. Helen Caldicott For RT: Endless Fukushima Catastrophe: Many Generations’ Health At Stake

In The History Of Science We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This – Why Is Japan Allowed To Get Away With Contaminating The Entire Pacific Ocean?

Radio: In the history of science we’ve never seen anything like this Fukushima plume heading across Pacific to U.S. and Canada — Why is Japan allowed to get away with contaminating ocean? (AUDIO) (ENENews, Sep 8, 2013):

CBC Radio’s ‘As It happens’, September 2, 2013 – Carol Off, Host at 6:15 in: Why is Japan allowed to get away with this? Why are there not other efforts from other countries involved here?

Full broadcast here

Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen, Radio Ecoshock at 18:15 in: We’ve got this wedge of [radioactive] water heading across the Pacific, and really in the history of science we’ve never seen anything like this. What I’ve been asking people on the West Coast to do is to contact their elected state representatives, or province representative, and get them to sample fish.

Full interview with Gundersen here

Related info:

Simulation By German Marine Research Institute: ENTIRE Pacific Waters To Be Radioactive In Just 6 Years

And why is nothing done about Fukushima reactor No. 4 SFP by the international community????

‘The Greatest Threat Humanity Has Ever Faced’: Fukushima Reactor No. 4 SFP ‘An Immediate Problem’ – Building Is Sinking, Over 30 Inches In Places

Fallout Researcher: Fukushima Worst Case Scenario Could Result In BILLIONS Of DEATHS

Arnie Gundersen: Halfway Across The Pacific Scientists Now Measure Cesium Levels That Are 10 Times Higher Than Normal

Fish has been totally contaminated with mercury etc. even before Fukushima.

I recommend (for 16 years now) to eat NO fish from the oceans.


Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant leaks: What you need to know (CTV News, Aug 23, 2013):

According to Gundersen, who says this is the last year he’s eating west coast fish, the deluge of toxic water into the Pacific has already contaminated the ocean.

He says that halfway across the Pacific, scientists are measuring cesium levels that are 10 times higher than normal.

Gundersen said naturally occurring cesium levels are approximately 1 becquerel per cubic metre. He said the current levels are 10 becquerels per cubic metre.

“Of course, scientists will say that is still a low level but it’s such a big ocean and there are so many organisms that rely on it… so it’s a concern and it’s a concern that’s getting worse because the plant continues to leak.”


Japan’s Deadly Radioactive Black Dust – Fairewinds Interview With Scientist Marco Kaltofen (Video & Transcript)

Japan’s Black Dust, with Marco Kaltofen (Fairewinds, July 10, 2013):

About This Podcast

This week Fairewinds Energy Education interviewed Marco Kaltofen, a leading scientist who studies radiation as well as specific radioactive isotopes. Marco and Arnie discuss a recent sample that contained highly concentrated radioactive material from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. As the sound quality of this recording varies, we have transcribed the podcast so you can read along.

Read Marco’s Report: Radiological Analysis of Namie Street Dust

Podcast Transcript

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NWJ:   Welcome to Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast for Wednesday, June 26th. Joining me today is Marco Kaltofen, the President of Boston Chemical Data Corp and doctoral student researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer for Fairewinds.

MK:    Thanks for having me.

Read moreJapan’s Deadly Radioactive Black Dust – Fairewinds Interview With Scientist Marco Kaltofen (Video & Transcript)

Arnie Gundersen: Breaking News … Officials Say U.S. Nuclear Plant Operator ‘Was Going To Do An EXPERIMENT ON THE PEOPLE Of Southern California’ – ‘That’s Their Words’ (AUDIO)

Gundersen: Breaking news… Officials say U.S. nuclear plant operator “was going to do an experiment on the people of Southern California” — “That’s their words; they said it was an experiment” (AUDIO) (ENENews, May 16, 2013)

NRC Admits: Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Normal Shutdown Cooling And Spent Fuel Pool Cooling Were Both Lost

Gundersen: Nuclear fuel pool started to heat up at New Jersey plant due to Sandy — They were bringing in fire pumps because of all the problems (AUDIO) (ENENews, Nov 5, 2012):

Fairewinds Podcast, Nov. 4, 2012:

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: The NRC is not really telling too, too much […]

There’s something called a PNO out, a preliminary notice of occurrence, and the NRC has said that the normal shutdown cooling and the fuel pool cooling were both lost at Oyster Creek and also that there was a loss of offsite power.

So what that means is the nuclear fuel pool started to heat up and Oyster Creek started to bring in some diesel fire pumps, apparently they got the situation rectified before turning the pumps. They were in a position where they were bringing in diesel fire pumps in order to keep the nuclear fuel pool cool because of all the problems they were having as a result of Sandy.

Full Program Here

Fairewinds: How Citizen Scientists Can Sample Radiation (Video)

How Citizen Scientists can Sample Radiation (Fairewinds, Oct 18, 2012):

How Citizen Scientists can Sample Radiation from Fairewinds Energy Education on Vimeo.

About this video

Marco Kaltofen, PE explains how citizens scientists can properly, collect, document, package and ship radiation samples. In this video, he also demonstrates how he analyzes radioactive samples in his lab.

Global Help Urged To Avert Fukushima Reactor No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool Fire (Japan Times)

Global help urged to avert reactor 4 pool fire (Japan Times, Sep 7, 2012):

U.S. expert appalled by Tepco’s attitude over ‘sleeping dragon’ risk

KYOTO — The risk of a fire starting in reactor 4’s spent-fuel pool at the Fukushima No. 1 plant continues to alarm scientists and government officials around the world, prompting a leading U.S. nuclear expert to urge Japan to tap global expertise to avert a catastrophe.

Read moreGlobal Help Urged To Avert Fukushima Reactor No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool Fire (Japan Times)

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Contaminate ‘The Pacific Ocean For The Rest Of Time’ … If Fuel Can’t Be Removed

Fukushima plant “to keep contaminating the Pacific Ocean for the rest of time” if fuel can’t be removed — No good solution, must constantly pump out water from under buildings (VIDEO) (ENENews, Sep 3, 2012):

Title: Arnold Gundersen with another update on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima disaster
Source: KPFT Houston, If You Love This Planet Radio
Date: Aug 31, 2012
Description: This week, Dr. Caldicott brings on nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen  […]

At 19:00 in

Caldicott: If you put concrete on it, you know it’s going to keep going down into the water table.

Gundersen: Right.

Caldicott: And you know it’s going to keep contaminating the Pacific Ocean for the rest of time.

Gundersen: Right. So the solution — there is no good solution — but the solution would be to bore holes underneath and constantly pull water out from under the buildings.

[…]

At 23:00 in

Caldicott: You are sacrificing the Pacific by leaving this stuff there for the rest of time, which will leak and drain consistently into the Pacific.

Gundersen: You’re right. It needs to be constantly pumped out

[…]


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Arnie Gundersen: Reported Plutonium Around Fukushima Is Raw, Un-Oxidized Pieces Of Fuel Rods From Reactor No. 3 SFP

See also:

Plutonium-238 Detected At 10 Locations In Fukushima (Jiji Press, Aug 21, 2012)


Gundersen: I think plutonium being reported around Fukushima is raw, unoxidized pieces of nuclear rods that were blown out from Unit 3′s spent fuel pool (ENENews, Aug 22, 2012):

Regarding the recent test results that detected plutonium at 10 locations in Fukushima, Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen writes to ENENews:

Pu came from the damaged fuel rods, obviously. The question is whether it was the damaged rods inside U1/2/3 reactors or whether it was the U3 spent fuel pool. Given U1/2/3 had a containment around the cores (even if damaged), this data leads me to continue to believe that the U3 SFP detonation is the most likely location for the release.

When asked if the plutonium could have been transported by smoke from the burning fuel rods inside the reactors, Gundersen replies:

Burning is oxidation, so U or Pu combines with oxygen to create U oxide… just like Carbon combines with oxygen to make CO2…. small micron size particles….. I think the Pu at Fuku is raw, unoxidized, blown out, not burned

Leaked Email: Nuclear Operator Warns Employees Not To Leak Documents To Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen


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Fairewinds Associates was sent a leaked Southern California Edison email informing San Onofre employees it is against company policy to leak documents to Fairewinds.

Leaked Email: Nuclear operator warns against leaking documents, specifically mentions Fairewinds Associates (ENENews, Aug 3, 2012):

Title: Shhh… don’t tell!
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Author: Patrick’s Blog

Fairewinds Associates was sent a leaked Southern California Edison email informing San Onofre employees it is against company policy to leak documents to Fairewinds.

Subject: Fw: CLARIFICATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS COVERAGE OF OUR PLANT STATUSSubject: CLARIFICATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS COVERAGE OF OUR PLANT STATUS

To: All SONGS Employees and Contractors

Read moreLeaked Email: Nuclear Operator Warns Employees Not To Leak Documents To Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen

Arnie Gundersen And Helen Caldicott: A Ton Plutonium Was In Each Fukushima Reactor – The Global Risks Posed By Reactor No. 4 SFP (VIDEO)

Gundersen: A ton of plutonium was in each Fukushima reactor — Host shocked (VIDEO) (ENENews, July 30, 2012)

Title: Arnold Gundersen with the latest on Fukushima: its effects on Japan, and the global risks posed by the No. 4 reactor
Source: If You Love This Planet Radio
Author: Dr. Helen Caldicott
Date: July 27, 2012

This week, Dr. Caldicott has a new conversation with nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen about the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant and its effects on Japan and the rest of the world. […]

At ~15:00 in

Arnold Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer: Unit 3 had 30 bundles of MOX fuel… All the reactors have plutonium in them… Uranium-238 becomes plutonium-239 when it absorbs a neutron… There was close to a ton of plutonium in each of the reactors… scattered throughout the fuel… A ton of plutonium in each reactor… you and I know how dangerous plutonium can be… makes the cleanup that much more difficult.

See also: Physician: “A millionth of a gram of plutonium, or less, can induce cancer, or will induce cancer”


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Hot Particles And Measurement Of Radioactivity (Fairewinds Video)

Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Boston Chemical Data Corporation’s Founder Marco Kaltofen have an in-depth conversation regarding the challenges of measuring radiation exposures to people around the globe. Kaltofen explains the scientific methodology involved in accurately analyzing and measuring radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi, including the impact of hot particles on human physiology.


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May 8, 2012

Laboratory Test Results: Tokyo Soil Samples

Arnie Gundersen: Hi, I am Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds.  This is the first video on the new Fairewinds site.  We worked really hard to make it user friendly and searchable and we hope you like it.  If you have any questions, please send us a comment.

You recall Marco Kaltofen.  He presented at the American Public Health Association a couple of months ago and we heard his presentation.  Today, I had a longer conversation with Mr. Kaltofen.  Mr. Kaltofen runs the Boston Chemical Data Corporation and he is a professional engineer.  He talks about radiation in the environment and especially radiation from the Fukushima accident.  I hope you enjoy the conversation between Mr. Kaltofen and me.

Read moreHot Particles And Measurement Of Radioactivity (Fairewinds Video)

Experts Warn Of Possible Catastrophe At Japan Reactor (The Hindu)

Experts warn of possible catastrophe at Japan reactor (The Hindu, June 13, 2012):

Some nuclear experts are warning that spent fuel rods at a damaged plant in Japan could trigger a major catastrophe despite the government’s declaration in December that the emergency phase of the nation’s worst nuclear disaster was over.

Fifteen months after a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi plant and led to meltdowns, fears about reactor 4 have grown as its building holds a storage pool filled with 1,535 nuclear fuel rod assemblies.

Read moreExperts Warn Of Possible Catastrophe At Japan Reactor (The Hindu)

‘We are living through the worst public health scandal in history – 60 million developed cancer from nuclear weapons tests (VIDEO)

“We are living through the worst public health scandal in history” — 60 million developed cancer from nuclear weapons tests (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 14, 2012)

Tokyo Soil So Contaminated With Radiation It Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The U.S. – If Reactor 4 Fuel Explodes, The World Is Done For

Tokyo soil so contaminated with radiation it would be considered nuclear waste in US (Natural News, May 24, 2012):

Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster continues to show up at dangerously high levels in the city of Tokyo, which is located roughly 200 miles from the actual disaster site. According to an analysis of five random soil samples recently taken by nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen, the soil around Tokyo is so contaminated with Fukushima radiation that it would be considered nuclear waste here in the U.S.

During a recent trip to Tokyo, Gundersen collected soil samples from a sidewalk, a children’s playground, a rooftop, a patch of moss by the side of a road, and the lawn of a judicial building. After sending those samples in for testing, it was revealed that each one had high levels of radioactive cesium-134 (CS134) and cesium-137 (CS137), while three of the samples contained high levels of cobalt-60 (CO60). One of the samples also tested positive for uranium-235 (U235).

“[W]hen I was in Tokyo, I took some samples […] and sent them to the lab,” said Gundersen in a recent video report. “And the lab determined that all of them would be qualified as radioactive waste here in the United States and would have to be shipped to Texas to be disposed of.”

Read moreTokyo Soil So Contaminated With Radiation It Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The U.S. – If Reactor 4 Fuel Explodes, The World Is Done For

The Sleeper: Unit 3 Building ‘Fatally Flawed’

– ‘The Sleeper’: Unit 3 building ‘fatally flawed’ (ENENews, May 21, 2012):

Arnold Gundersen with a new report on the Fukushima meltdowns and their worldwide implications
IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET, A Weekly Radio Program with Dr. Helen Caldicott
May 18, 2012

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Nuclear Engineer: This is the sleeper as far as I’m concerned.

Unit 3 has about half the nuclear fuel in its pool than Unit 4 does.

Some of it is still quite hot.

It had been removed about 6 months before the meltdowns.

So it has a hot enough quarter of a core that it could burn in air.

And of course the Unit 3 building is fatally flawed.

Read moreThe Sleeper: Unit 3 Building ‘Fatally Flawed’

Trillions Of Becquerels Per Day Still Being Emitted From Fukushima Daiichi (VIDEO)

- Trillions of becquerels per day still being emitted from Fukushima Daiichi — Radioactive steam continues (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 20, 2012):

Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Arnold Gundersen
If You Love This Planet Radio
May 8, 2012

I would say there are billions, actually trillions, of becquerels per day being released airborne, mainly from Units 2 and 3.

Actually on cold nights you can still the steam coming off those reactors, its not just steam its radioactive steam.

Something on the order of trillions of becquerels per day… trillions of disintegrations per second per day are being released even now.

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