Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bloomberg Reports TEPCO Misleads Public, WHO Director Admits All Levels of Ionizing Radiation Unsafe

Hat tip Radiation Safety Philippines for the Bloomberg story

Tepco Misleading Public Over Nuclear Crisis
By Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuji Okada - May 17, 2011 10:41 PM MT

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has made misleading statements about when it will stabilize its nuclear reactors crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, said Tetsuo Ito, head of the Atomic Energy Research Institute at Kinki University in western Japan.

The company, known as Tepco, yesterday reiterated the schedule on its so-called road map announced a month ago to achieve cold shutdown of the three radiation-leaking reactors as early as October. Setting a timetable without knowing the condition of the reactor cores doesn’t make sense, Ito said in a phone interview from Osaka.

“Only after understanding what’s going on inside the buildings and reactors, will it be clear what parts of the timetable are achievable,” Ito said. “Devising a road map without that will give the public a false sense of security.” ...

World Heath Organization Direct Admists Radiation is Dangerous ALWAYS and States Her Disagreement with the WHO's death toll from Chernobyl

As Reported by Nuclear News (linked above)

"W.H.O. Secretary General “Margaret Chan” admits for the first time: RADIATION IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS, Jan Hemmer Blog, May 12, 2011 by Mikkai “…..There is no safe low level of radiation, ” said WHO Director General Margaret Chan on Wednesday during a short meeting scheduled with members of the critical “initiative for an independent WHO “. By the former Ukrainian, Russian and Western European doctors and radiation biologists, and WHO staff based initiative has been demonstrating daily about four years before the WHO Office for cancellation of the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)…….

"Chan distanced herself from Chernobyl sayings of the WHO

"Chan distanced herself from the recent statements made by the WHO on the consequences of Chernobyl. “I personally do not believe that the nuclear attack in Chernobyl has claimed only 50 lives,” WHO Director-General said, according to transcripts of the interview with the critic initiative……


Blogger EX-SKF reporting on a story about arsenic being released from another nuclear power plant in Japan

Arsenic-76 Radioisotope from #Hamaoka Nuke Plant Reactor 5 Exhaust Duct

"Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, where the sea water got mixed up in the Reactor 5's RPV (reactor pressure vessel) as the reactor was being shut down, had radioactive arsenic (As-76) released from the exhaust duct of the Reactor 5 ancillary building..."

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