Monday, April 25, 2011

Dr. Helen Caldicott - Japan Can Dwarf Chernobyl Disaster

'One millionth of a gram of plutonium ingested causes cancer.' Fukushima 3 is leaking plutonium

By Jan Lundberg
Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock has just produced a definitive interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, the world's foremost anti-nuclear activist and authority. Listen to it now at Here are some notes I took from the broadcast:
· Smoke has been reported rising from the Fukushima unit number 3. If it's from fuel-cooling pools that contain plutonium, that's a major (to put it mildly) disaster.
· one millionth of a gram of plutonium ingested causes cancer.
· Geiger counter radiation levels have been reassuring for the West Coast of North America. But the real question for public health is "internal emitters" (e.g. Strontium attached to bone) -- that cause cancer and gene mutations -- versus external radiation measurements that cannot discern isotopes.
· Long lived isotopes versus quickly degrading ones: the big question for our gene pool.
· Fuel-cooling pools pose a far worse threat than reactors. In the U.S. the fuel pools are not backed up with cooling systems!
· A large part of Japan is damaged permanently.
· Random genetic engineering is being done for the rest of humanity's future.
· A peaceful Egypt-kind of revolution is needed against the nuclear psychosis. Radio Interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Dr. Helen Caldicott: How Nuclear Apologists Mislead The World Over Radiation Soon after the Fukushima accident last month, I stated publicly that a nuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problem of very large dimensions. Events have proven this observation to be true despite the nuclear industry’s campaign about the “minimal” health effects of so-called low-level radiation. That billions of its dollars are at stake if the Fukushima event causes the “nuclear renaissance” to slow down appears to be evident from the industry’s attacks on its critics, even in the face of an unresolved and escalating disaster at the reactor complex at Fukushima...

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