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— Massive California fire started at radioactive Santa Susana Field Laboratory site, Physicians for Social Responsibility warns of radioactive releases

From Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles
November 12, 2018

See website for more photos

Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown

Electric Substation at SSFL Tripped 2 Minutes Before Fire Reported

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2018
Contact:  Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.orgMelissa Bumstead818-298-3192 or melissabumstead@sbcglobal.netDan Hirsch831-336-8003 or dhirsch1@cruzio.com


The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.  Cal Fire identifies the fire location as E Street and Alfa Road, a location that is in fact on SSFL. It was recently reported that the “Chatsworth electric substation” experienced a disturbance 2 minutes before the fire was reported, but that substation is in fact on SSFL, near that location.  A photograph posted on Twitter from KCAL9’s Stu Mundel shows the fire starting Thursday afternoon near the same location, which is only about 1,000 yards away from the site of the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown of the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) reactor.

A report filed with the California Public Utilities Commission by Southern California. Edison states that the “Chatsworth substation” suffered an outage at 2:22 pm Thursday, two minutes before the Woolsey fire is reported to have begun.  The Chatsworth substation is located “within the larger Boeing Rocketdyne Santa Susana complex,” according to a CPUC document (see bottom of page C-15 or page 17 of the pdf.)  The electrical substation (marked with a pin in the photo above and a circle in the photos below, and enlarged in the last photo) is a few hundred yards to the west of where the fire is shown in the Thursday aerial photo as starting, and a few hundred yards to the east of the SRE complex, where the reactor suffered its accident. The substation had been built in part to provide electricity from the reactor, which was the first reactor to produce commercial electricity for the commercial grid, before it became the first such commercial reactor to suffer a partial meltdown.

“Though we must wait for fire authorities to conclude their investigation, it is ironic that an electrical substation built for a reactor that melted down six decades ago now may now be associated with a catastrophic fire that began on the SSFL site that is still badly contaminated from that accident and numerous other spills and releases,” said Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA.)

Cal Fire maps indicate that much of SSFL is within the fire boundaries.

Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout SSFL’s 2,850 acre facility. Federally-funded studies indicate higher cancer incidents associated with proximity to the site. The California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which has regulatory oversight over the parties responsible for cleaning up the contamination – the Dept. of Energy, NASA, and the Boeing Company – signed legally binding agreements to fully cleanup the contamination by 2017. However, the cleanup has not even begun and DTSC is considering vastly weaker cleanup plans.

“If DTSC and those responsible for polluting SSFL had not broken their cleanup commitments, we wouldn’t be facing the prospect of contamination now being driven off site by the fire,” said Duffield..

“The Woolsey Fire likely released and spread radiological and chemical contamination that was in SSFL’s soil and vegetation via smoke and ash,” said Dr. Bob Dodge, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles. “All wildfire smoke can be hazardous to health, but if SSFL had been cleaned up long ago as DTSC promised, we’d at least not have to worry about exposure to dangerous radionuclides and chemicals as well.”

A statement released by DTSC approximately 10 hours after the fire began said the agency doesn’t believe the fire caused the release of hazardous substances.  Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Director for DTSC’s Brownfields & Environmental Restoration Program, participated in a community meeting Sunday night in Woodland Hills, repeating the same unfounded denials and leaving without taking questions.

“We’ve learned not to trust anything DTSC says, so we’re demanding independent testing and air monitoring for radiation and chemicals from SSFL,” said Melissa Bumstead, a West HIlls resident whose daughter has twice survived leukemia that she believes was caused by SSFL. Bumstead’s Change.org petition urging that SSFL cleanup commitments be upheld has been signed by over 430,000 people.

“DTSC has made one broken promise after another, and it wasn’t truthful about SSFL’s contamination long before the fire started.” said Bumstead. “Why would we believe DTSC’s statement that the fire caused no additional risk, when they know they’re the ones responsible for SSFL still being contaminated in the first place?”

Marie Mason, Simi Valley resident and co-founder of the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition, agrees. “We’re outraged that after all these years, decades of foot-dragging by DTSC, an agency that is captured by polluters, may have resulted in even more toxic exposures. We’ve always worried about a fire at SSFL, and now a massive wildfire has started on site itself. SSFL could have and should have been cleaned up a long time ago.”

PSR-LA’s Duffield said, “While we must await the final investigation of the cause of the fire, the presently available evidence indicates it appears to have begun on the Santa Susana Field Lab, and the failure to clean it up has significantly increased risks to the public nearby.” 

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Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) is the largest chapter of the national organization Physicians for Social Responsibility and has worked for the full cleanup of SSFL for over 30 years.. PSR-LA advocates for policies and practices that protect public health from nuclear and environmental threats and eliminate health disparities.

Parents vs. SSFL is a grassroots group of concerned parents and residents who demand compliance with cleanup agreements signed in 2010 that require a full cleanup of all radioactive and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

The Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition, or RCC, is a community-based alliance dedicated to the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), commonly known as Rocketdyne.


NOTE: We are demanding independent post-fire testing and air monitoring for radiation and chemicals from SSFL. Given the extent of SSFL’s contamination, precautions recommended by fire authorities, such as limiting outdoor activities and using N95 face masks in smokey areas, are especially important.

https://www.psr-la.org/massive-woolsey-fire-began-on-contaminated-santa-susana-field-laboratory-close-to-site-of-partial-meltdown/

— California Woolsey fire burns nuclear meltdown site SSFL; Physicians for Social Responsibility responds to LA Magazine misinformation

From Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles

November 9, 2018

THE SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY (ROCKETDYNE) BURNED IN THE WOOLSEY FIRE, THREATENING TOXIC EXPOSURES FROM CONTAMINATED DUST, SMOKE, ASH AND SOIL. THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL DENIES RISK THAT IT CREATED BY DELAYING THE LONG PROMISED CLEANUP.

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018

Contact: Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.org, Melissa Bumstead 818-298-3192* or melissabumstead@sbcglobal.net,


Last night, the Woolsey fire burned the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. Footage from local television showed flames surrounding rocket test stands, and the fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned.

statement released by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) said that its staff, “do not believe the fire has caused any releases of hazardous materials that would pose a risk to people exposed to the smoke.” The statement failed to assuage community concerns given DTSC’s longtime pattern of misinformation about SSFL’s contamination and its repeated broken promises to clean it up.

“We can’t trust anything that DTSC says,” said West Hills resident Melissa Bumstead, whose young daughter has twice survived leukemia that she blames on SSFL and who has mapped 50 other cases of rare pediatric cancers near the site. Bumstead organized a group called “Parents vs. SSFL” and launched a Change.org petition demanding full cleanup of SSFL that has been signed by over 410,000 people. “DTSC repeatedly minimizes risk from SSFL and has broken every promise it ever made about the SSFL cleanup. Communities throughout the state have also been failed by DTSC. The public has no confidence in this troubled agency,” said Bumstead.

Nuclear reactor accidents, including a famous partial meltdown, tens of thousands of rocket engine tests, and sloppy environmental practices have left SSFL polluted with widespread radioactive and chemical contamination. Government-funded studies indicate increased cancers for offsite populations associated with proximity to the site, and that contamination migrates offsite over EPA levels of concern. In 2010, DTSC signed agreements with the Department of Energy and NASA that committed them to clean up all detectable contamination in their operational areas by 2017. DTSC also in 2010 committed to require Boeing, which owns most of the site, to cleanup to comparable standards. But the cleanup has not yet begun, and DTSC is currently considering proposals that will leave much, if not all, of SSFL’s contamination on site permanently.

Dr. Robert Dodge, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, shares the community’s concerns. “We know what substances are on the site and how hazardous they are. We’re talking about incredibly dangerous radionuclides and toxic chemicals such a trichloroethylene, perchlorate, dioxins and heavy metals. These toxic materials are in SSFL’s soil and vegetation, and when it burns and becomes airborne in smoke and ash, there is real possibility of heightened exposure for area residents.”

Dodge said protective measures recommended during any fire, such as staying indoors and wearing protective face masks, are even more important given the risks associated with SSFL’s contamination. Community members are organizing a campaign on social media to demand that DTSC release a public statement revealing the potential risks of exposure to SSFL contamination related to the fire.

But for residents such as Bumstead, worries will remain until SSFL is fully cleaned up. “When I look at that fire, all I see is other parents’ future heartache,” said Bumstead, “And what I feel is anger that if the DTSC had kept its word, we wouldn’t have these concerns, because the site would be cleaned up by now.”

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Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) is the largest chapter of the national organization Physicians for Social Responsibility and has worked for the full cleanup of SSFL for over 30 years.. PSR-LA advocates for policies and practices that protect public health from nuclear and environmental threats and eliminate health disparities.

Parents vs. SSFL is a grassroots group of concerned parents and residents who demand compliance with cleanup agreements signed in 2010 that require a full cleanup of all radioactive and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

*The phone number for Melissa Bumstead has been corrected, an earlier version of this press release had an incorrect number.

RESPONSE TO LA MAGAZINE ARTICLE:

On November 10, Los Angeles Magazine ran an article claiming there was no risk related to SSFL contamination from the Woolsey fire that we now know actually began on the SSFL property itself. Below is our response.

Los Angeles Magazine must print a correction – this article is filled with errors and misinformation:

  1. There is no need to put quotes around “significantly contaminated” – SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown.
  2. The claim in the first hours of the fire by DTSC, an agency that has no public confidence to the point that the state legislature commissioned an Independent Review Panel to investigate its failings (which include the Exide fiasco in Vernon,) that it didn’t “believe” there was a risk is cover for its failure to live up to its cleanup commitments (it had promised the site would be cleaned up by 2017 and the cleanup hasn’t even begun). It is pure conjecture. DTSC does not have have any scientific data to back up the claim. It based the spurious assertion on its claim that the fire in its first hours was not in areas where contamination could be released, but the state fire department now shows almost all of the contaminated site as within the fire boundary.
  3. DTSC did not release it’s statement in response to the Forbes article, it released it the night before, when virtually nothing was known about the extent of the fire at SSFL
  4. SSFL is NEVER referred to as Area IV – that is simply one area in the site, the area where most of the nuclear activity occurred
  5. Given the extent of contamination in the site’s soil and vegetation, it is indeed possible and likely that contamination from the site was spread further from the fire in smoke, dust, and ash.

The bottom line is it irresponsible to claim that SSFL contamination was not spread further by the fire. Los Angeles Magazine may wish to read its own cover story from 1998: HOT ZONE – Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory was on the front lines of the Cold War. Now some who lived near “The Hill” say they share two distinctions: chronic illness and the unswerving belief that the lab caused it.

https://www.psr-la.org/woolsey-fire-burns-nuclear-meltdown-site-that-state-toxics-agency-failed-to-clean-up/

See also

https://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/02/11/dodge-hirsch-santa-susana-field-lab-broken-promises/97766134/

— Stop 5G: Sign emergency appeal to the world’s governments from scientists, doctors, environmental organizations, and individuals

5G is 5th generation microwave radiation technology.
For information:
http://www.whatis5g.info
https://mdsafetech.org/problems/5g/
http://www.iemfa.org/wp-content/pdf/2017-09-13-Scientist-Appeal-5G-Moratorium.pdf

Sign appeal here —  https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL
Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

To the UN, WHO, EU, Council of Europe
and governments of all nations

We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

Executive summary

Telecommunications companies worldwide, with the support of governments, are poised within the next two years to roll out the fifth-generation wireless network (5G). This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale. We will have “smart” homes, “smart” businesses, “smart” highways, “smart” cities and self-driving cars. Virtually everything we own and buy, from refrigerators and washing machines to milk cartons, hairbrushes and infants’ diapers, will contain antennas and microchips and will be connected wirelessly to the Internet. Every person on Earth will have instant access to super-high-speed, low- latency wireless communications from any point on the planet, even in rainforests, mid-ocean and the Antarctic.

What is not widely acknowledged is that this will also result in unprecedented environmental change on a global scale. The planned density of radio frequency transmitters is impossible to envisage. In addition to millions of new 5G base stations on Earth and 20,000 new satellites in space, 200 billion transmitting objects, according to estimates, will be part of the Internet of Things by 2020, and one trillion objects a few years later. Commercial 5G at lower frequencies and slower speeds was deployed in Qatar, Finland and Estonia in mid-2018. The rollout of 5G at extremely high (millimetre wave) frequencies is planned to begin at the end of 2018.

Despite widespread denial, the evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming. The accumulated clinical evidence of sick and injured human beings, experimental evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in a wide variety of plants and animals, and epidemiological evidence that the major diseases of modern civilization—cancer, heart disease and diabetes—are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution, forms a literature base of well over 10,000 peer-reviewed studies.

If the telecommunications industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are tens to hundreds of times greater than what exists today, without any possibility of escape anywhere on the planet. These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems.

Immediate measures must be taken to protect humanity and the environment, in accordance with ethical imperatives and international agreements.

Full appeal:  https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal

Please sign here:  https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/

広島原爆投下の日/関東からの避難者のメッセージ

From Fukushima 311 Voices
August 8, 2018

8月6日、原爆投下73周年を迎えた広島から。東電福島第一原発事故後、東京から神戸へ避難した下澤陽子さんの渾身のスピーチです。英語スピーチと全文テキストの後に日本語スピーチの動画と全文テキストがあります。ぜひご覧ください。

私たちの住む日本は唯一の、被爆国です。
でも、私たちは知っているでしょうか。
この核の爆弾の、もう一つの姿のこと、を。
それは、目に見えない、音のしない、とても、静かな爆弾です。
それは、ないことにするのはとても簡単です。

原爆が落ちた後の9月、米軍の偉い人が東京で声明を出しました。
「広島、長崎で死ぬべきものは皆死んだ。現在、放射能のために苦しんでいるものは皆無だ」
そして、それが米国の公式見解となっていきました。

放射能、この静かな爆弾の犠牲者は存在しないことになっています。

7年前、福島第一原発という核の発電所が、事故を起こしました。
核の大惨事、です。それは今も進行中です。
今、私達日本人は、この見えない静かな爆弾と共に日々を暮らしています。
それは、内部被曝という爆弾です。

人の体を侵していく目に見えない暴力です。
「じわりじわりと生命が蝕まれて、いつかぞろぞろと殺される」
被爆者を見てきたお医者さん肥田舜太郎先生は、そう話します、放射能は目に見えない暴力なんだと。
73年前、被爆国となった日本、に住む人たちは、今度は今、進行中の原発事故によって、内部被曝という爆弾を受け続けています。

でも今私たちはこのこと、この内部被曝という爆弾について、ほぼ何も知らされないし、知りません。

なぜなんでしょう?

それは、被害者の被害について、被曝について話をするのは、それはいつも加害者の側、この爆弾を作った人や、協力する側、落とした側、だからです

私達は、唯一の被爆国と言われる日本に住みながら、そして福島第一原発の進行中の事故ともにありながら、放射線や放射能が、人間にどんな影響及ぼすのか、実は知らされることもなければ理解もしていないのです。

だから私たちは知ることができません。
自分の体が痛むのが、愛する人たちが苦しみ倒れるのが、それが放射能の影響だなんて、想像することができません。
でも今、事故から7年して、何が起きているのでしょうか。特に原発の放射能の汚染が行った東日本で、何が起きているのでしょうか。

それらは、隠しておきたい側が狙う通りに、全く報道されることがなく、放射能と言う言葉そのものがタブーとなっている社会が出来上がっていきました。
内部被ばくとは、ゆっくりと落ちる爆弾です。
閃光により一瞬で焼き殺されるわけでは無いのです。

爆弾がゆっくりと落とされていく、私たちはこんなことが進んでいくことを、許したくなくてここに立っています。

私たちGowestは、
Go West, Come West!!! 逃げよう、と。西日本への避難を呼びかけています。
3.11東北・関東 放射能汚からの避難者と仲間たち、といいます。

私はそのなかの、ひとりの避難者です。

私は関西、神戸へ、福島原発事故の 3年後に 家族で避難移住してきました。
私はどこから避難してきたと思いますか?
私が避難してきたところは東京です
オリンピックが開かれようとしているところです。
皆さん東京には深刻な放射能汚染があるということをご存知ですか?

私の娘は事故が起きた時5歳でした 元気一杯の健康な子どもでした。
でも事故から1年が過ぎた頃娘の体調は おかしく だっていき、わけのわからない症状で悩まされるようになりました
「お母さん気持ちが悪い」 まずこれなんです。
一体何千何万回聞いたことでしょうか 。そして、「力がでない、体がフラフラする、足が痛い、手が痛い、体中が痛い」
最後には 普通の生活が全く送れないくらいにまでひどくなってしまいました 。

そして そんな時に私はひとりのお医者さんに出会いました。 首都圏で 放射能の問題に 取り組んでいるお医者さんでした 。
先生は 汚染のある 東日本から 西へ行ったりすると 具合の悪い子が 子供に よってはメキメキと元気になることがあると話されていました 。私はピンときました。
この先生の 検査によると 首都圏の 子供達の白血球の数、特にその中の好中球の数が ひどく 下がってきているということでした 。
そしてこれは後でわかったのですがうちの二人の子供達にも同じ傾向が見られていました。

私はとにかく娘を東京 から離しました 。富山、沖縄、神戸、 放射能汚染のない土地に行くと娘は嘘のようにメキメキと元気になりました。 でも東京に戻るとまた駄目になってしまう。 私たちには 東京に止まるという選択肢はありませんでした。 ただただ東京から逃げてきました。

今福島事故後の健康影響は ないということになっています。
事故のあと、いつのまにか、放射能は安全だという話になっていきました。
放射能の問題は 存在 しないことになっています。 でもそれは真実ではありません。
例えば福島の 東方の場所は チェルノブイリの後であれば 今も人は住んでいません そして東京の 汚染の 一部の場所は 避難の権利が存在する場所です。

私は、避難した人や、今、そこに住んでる人から、友人、親戚の体調不良、数多い病気、様々な難病、多くのガン、進行の異様に速いガン、同じ場所で続く突然死、若い人の突然死、ありふれた感染症などが急激に悪化しての突然死、私は聞き続けています。

そして首都圏の人たちを中心に、能力減退症と呼ばれる原爆ぶらぶら病のような症状が、広がっているそうです。
それは、脳やホルモンというところへの影響です。
私は、自分の娘がまさにこの影響受けたことを、この1年半の間に検査などを通して知るようになりました。

見えない、静かな、大惨事が、進行中です。

それは、当たり前にあった健康な毎日を失うこと、 病気になっていくこと、命をも失っていくということ。そんな大惨事です。
そして、日本人は今、この大惨事をみることができません。
だって放射能は問題なく、安全、ということになったから。被害のなどあるはずがないからです。
これらの人の病気や死が、放射能と結び付けられて話されたり、報道されることは、決してありません。

私の娘は、今、12歳になりました。
娘は、元気で、まいにちを楽しんでいます。
友達が大好きで、ここに、ずっといたい、と言います。

事故が起きたら、また、ここを動かなければならない、もう日本には住めなくなる、と、娘は知っています。

そして、娘を脅かすのは、事故だけではないです。
今日本では 放射性物質は閉じ込める、 汚染は 閉じ込める、という基本的なことをしようとしていません。それどころかあえて拡散をしています 。
だって事故の後から放射能は 危険とは言われなく なったんですから!
これくらいなら大丈夫、安全として 薄めて 全国に 散りばめられて行っています 。それは食べて応援 として食べ物の中に。 建築資材 肥料飼料 として流通しているもののなかに。汚染が紛れているのです。
基準は 80倍 に緩められて、 放射性廃棄物は全国で公共資材として再利用される計画が進んでいます。そして次々に 焼却されようとしています。
燃やすことは 放射性物質が高度に濃縮された 灰となり、または放射性微粒子として私たちの空気を汚染します。

日本は今原子力緊急事態宣言がずっと発令中の国です。 それはこの7年間。
そして全く収束などしていない福島第一原発の 地獄の釜からは 毎日大量の放射性物質が空気中にも放出されていてそれはこの広島にも 来ています 。

いま、私たちは これらのことから 一切守られることがありません。きちんとした報道がされないので このことを知る人も少ないはずです 。

これら全ては、なぜなら、放射能は安全ということに なったから。

なぜそうなったのか、て、それは原発を再稼働して、それを拠り所とする経済を回していくためです。

同じなんです。
原爆が落とされて1ヵ月も経っていない9月に、現在、放射能により苦しんでいるものは皆無だ、と断言されたことと。
ずっとずっと、今に至るまで、放射能の内部被曝による被害が、被爆者の間にその存在が認められていない、ということ。

それはなぜなのか?
ひとえにそれは、これからも核兵器を開発していくため、です。

核による放射能の問題はどこでも同じようなことがされています。

原爆の投下の後は初期放射線による外部被曝、のみが話され、死の灰などによる内部被ばくは、その存在を無視されて切り捨てられて行きました。

原発事故の後は、「空間線量は下り、安全です、避難の必要はありません」と繰り返されます。
空間線量は外部被曝を測るものさしです。
内部被曝を見るのなら、絶対的に土壌の汚染と言うものをしっかり測らなければ、みなければならないのに、それは今、完全に無視をされています。

そしてその土壌汚染を見れば、東日本は広く深刻な汚染があり、多くの放射線管理区域を超える場所に、妊婦さんも子供も住んでいます。
でも、そこは絶対に見ないし話されません。

みなさん、核兵器を開発し手に入れようとしている人たち、そして原子力を推進しようとしている人たち、つまりは核に携わる人にとって、「放射能による内部被曝」と言うものは、急所。急所だからこそ絶対に隠さないなければならず、隠されてきたものです。
私たちは内部被曝という核の暴力を、見ないように、見えないようにされています。
だから原発事故が起きて、何を奪われ失っているのか、そのことに気づくことさえできないのです。
もし、本当に核の廃絶を願うなら、私たちはこの内部被曝、の問題に、力を合わせて、精一杯向き合っていかなければならない、共有して行かなきゃならないと思うのです。

私は原発避難者のひとりとして
原発事故によるヒバクシャの1人として
そして、健康被害に苦しんだ、苦しんでいるひとりの子供の親として
核により苦しめられたひとり、として、
心からそれを祈り願います。

今原発事故の日本で起きていることは、核戦争の1つの形です。
今私たちの頭上にゆっくりと落ちている見えない静かな核爆弾から、みなさんどうか、人間の命と未来を守っていきましょう。

– Mother forced to flee Tokyo to save daughter from Fukushima fallout, speaks about radioactive contamination of eastern Japan –“the violence called internal radiation exposure”

According to [a doctor’s] examinations after the accident, the number of white blood cells of children living in the [Tokyo] metropolitan area was decreasing. And he added that neutrophils among white blood cells were particularly badly decreasing…Today, the doctor is saying that for every ten children in Tokyo, nine of them have below the standard number of neutrophils.

From Fukushima 311 Voices
August 10, 2018

Reprinted with permission

Comment from Beyond Nuclear International:
On March 11, 2018, we 
profiled a courageous young mother — Yoko Shimosawa — as she stood on a street and spoke with passion, in English and Japanese, about the threats posed by nuclear power. Shimosawa had evacuated from Tokyo to Kansai with her two children, once her daughter became sick. 

Now a relentless campaigner to bring truth to light, she told her full story during a visit to Hiroshima on August 6, marking the 73rd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on that city. Below, in powerful and moving testimony, she recounts the persistent health threats and risks to populations still living in the region and draws a parallel between the “invisible and quiet nuclear bombing” of the Fukushima and Hiroshima populations across the decades.

73 years ago today, many precious lives were instantly destroyed by the terrible blast and the heat from the atomic bomb. Did you know, however, that the atomic bomb has had another, lasting effects? It’s an invisible, quiet and lasting effects from the nuclear bombing, called “internal radiation exposure.”

7 years ago, Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant had an accident and the nuclear accident developed into a nuclear disaster. Today, we Japanese have to live with this invisible and quiet nuclear bombing.
It’s a kind of invisible violence that quietly invades human bodies.

I would like to talk about the violence called “the internal radiation exposure” as an evacuee from the terrible nuclear disaster.

I evacuated to Kansai three years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Where do you think I evacuated from? I evacuated from Tokyo. Do you know that Tokyo has serious radioactive contamination? Tens of millions of people in East Japan live with radioactive contamination now.

My daughter was 5 years old at the time of the accident. She was a cheerful and active girl. But after one year since the accident, her health conditions became bad and she was troubled by strange symptoms.
She told me, “Mommy, I feel so bad, I have no power, My hands hurt, my legs hurt, my body hurts!”
In fact, my daughter became so sick that she could not live a normal life at all.

At that time, I met a doctor who was working with the issue of radiation exposure in the metropolitan area. He said, if sick children are moved to the west away from contaminated eastern Japan, some of them might recover health.

According to his examinations after the accident, the number of white blood cells of children living in the metropolitan area was decreasing. And he added that neutrophils among white blood cells were particularly badly decreasing. And as we found out later, our two children also had the same condition. Today, the doctor is saying that for every ten children in Tokyo, nine of them have below the standard number of neutrophils.

When I consulted the doctor about my daughter, he clearly stated that she was affected by the radiation exposure.
And he gave me advice to move my daughter to the western part of Japan.

In any case, I tried to move my sick daughter out of Tokyo. Whenever we stayed in a place where there was no radioactive contamination, she became very well. But when we returned to Tokyo, she became sick again. We did not have the option to stay in Tokyo any longer. We just fled from Tokyo and moved to Kansai.

Living in East Japan means living with many radioactive materials, and it is not a place where people can live in good health. So, as evacuees from eastern Japan, we are calling for evacuation to West Japan. Our existence here is not broadcasted on the radio nor published in newspapers. So, I am telling you about it here and now.

After the accident, we were told that radiation was not a problem and health damages would not occur. But it was not true. Many of us have evacuated from East to West due to various health problems. Many people are getting sick today in East Japan. People are dying without noticing that it is due to radiation. Many Japanese can not face this nuclear catastrophe.

Now my daughter is 12 years old. She’s healthy and enjoys everyday life. She has good friends and says she wants to continue living here forever.

She is very afraid that more and more nuclear power plants now will get restarted and there may be another accident. If that happens, she will have to move away from here again. If another nuclear accident happens, she knows that she can not live in this country anymore.

And accidents are not the only ones that threaten her. It is a basic issue that after the accident, our government has not confined radioactive materials to one place.
On the contrary, our government has a policy of diluting toxic radioactive waste by mixing it with water, cement or other materials, and making it look harmless.

And the Japanese government now allows incineration of highly contaminated nuclear waste of up to 8000 Bq/kg, 80 times as high as before the Fukushima accident. It’s all to reduce the enormous amount of nuclear waste. But as conscientious scientists say, we should never burn radioactive materials. It should never have been allowed.

We don’t seem to be able to stop this crazy, irresponsible way of our government.

I hope that my daughter can live in her beloved country where she was born and raised.

What the Japanese government is doing can be called a nuclear assault. This political nuclear bomb is being dropped over us slowly and penetrating into our daily lives.

We can protect precious LIFE of not only humans but also the LIFE of all living creatures from internal radiation exposure. How? By containing radioactive waste in the locations where they were made and by keeping the waste under strict control. We humans can also evacuate from contaminated areas and relocate.

But people can’t move out of the contaminated areas because central and local governments conceal the facts of contamination and victimization, killing many people just like powerful bombs do. That’s a kind of national war waged against its own people.

We deeply deplore such war situation and want to stop it. That’s why I am here speaking to you.

Let us work together so we can recover our country and our earth in which our children can grow up in good health.

From Hiroshima: a powerful testimony of an evacuee of the Fukushima accident

— Did we almost lose Southern California in August? Investigation of San Onofre

From Ecological Options Network/No Nukes California
October 8, 2018

Nuclear-Waste-Dump by-the-Sea

The controversial loading of high-level nuclear waste in thin-walled steel canisters into concrete silos just yards from the beach at Southern California Edison’s shutdown San Onofre nuclear plant has been temporarily halted by potentially game-changing events that happened early in August.  Some experts say the near accident could have been as serious as Chernobyl and Fukushima all rolled into one.

Here are background video reports and commentary from systems analyst Donna Gilmore.

Holtec Nuclear Safety Problems Says Whistleblower

Whistleblower David Fritch reveals Holtec engineering and safety problems at San Onofre nuclear waste facility on Camp Pendleton near a San Diego County public beach close to San Clemente. Southern California Edison response by Tom Palmisano. Camp Pendleton spokesman comments. Tom Palmisano claims that Edison is in compliance with its NRC license. Donna Gilmore, SanOnofreSafety.org,, challenges his claim by citing the NRC license. She states that Edison has no way to unload damaged canisters as required by its NRC licnese.

2nd video:
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/San-Onofre-Near-Miss-Nuclear-Accident-Raises-Concerns_San-Diego-494197231.html

Expert warns of the potential for a catastrophic event after San Onofre workers nearly dropped a canister of nuclear waste last month.

Donna Gilmore, founder of SanOnofreSafety.org, comments:

Thanks to Tom English for speaking out! Great job, Tom. (see video above)

We need more experts speaking out.

We need our state and federal government to deny Edison and Holtec the ability to operate anything nuclear in California and the United States.

Twice Holtec almost dropped a 49 ton thin-wall canister filled with fragile and hot high burnup nuclear fuel rods almost 18 feet.

Holtec ignored employee warnings that working blind with only 1/2″ clearance between the steel canister and steel MPC Guide ring was not safe. Employee requests for a camera and a redesigned guide ring were ignored by Holtec. The all important deadline from Edison for a January 2019 completion date was the priority.

Edison was complicit and hid the information about the two drops from the public and the NRC.

Edison knew Holtec loaded over half the canisters at Diablo Canyon incorrectly, but hired Holtec anyway to install the Holtec  unproven UMAX dry storage system at the beach.

Does Holtec have to drop a canister and destroy Southern California before our state and federal elected officials and regulators will realize these companies should lose all the licenses and permits they have for anything to do with nuclear?

Will the Navy cancel Edison’s lease before they destroy Camp Pendleton? This is a national security issue that should supersede any authority the NRC has to stop the Navy.

The NRC’s history is to rubberstamp everything with a slap on the hand, so we cannot count on them to do their job.

The NRC is knowingly allowing Edison and other facilities to store these highly radioactive thin-wall nuclear waste canisters without a backup plan if something goes wrong. If they or Edison or Holtec say otherwise, they are not telling the truth. I have proof.

In addition, San Onofre has higher than normal radiation readings from the inlet air vents where the up to 15 year old San Onofre Areva NUHOMS thin-wall canisters are stored by the beach. The NRC refuses to tell us why, or whether some of the canisters are already leaking from through-wall cracks. 

They refuse to tell us the radiation levels from the outlet air vents where radiation levels will be highest from through-wall cracks.

Instead, they plan to allow Edison to stop measuring and reporting outlet air vent radiation levels to the NRC. The NRC already approved this for Calvert Cliffs. Calvert Cliffs has 25 year-old canisters. No one knows if those are leaking.

The “good” news is the oldest Areva canisters use stainless steel fuel rods instead of zirconium. And fuel is not high burnup, which damages the fuel and fuel rods. (Zirconium powder is used to make fireworks explode.)

If the oldest canisters had Zirconium fuel rods, especially with high burnup fuel, they would explode once rods are exposed to air from through wall cracks in the canisters. High burnup fuel causes zirconium hydrides that when combined with air create hydrogen gas. Zirconium hydride ignites at 270 degrees C.

Thanks to David Fritch for alerting the public to the near catastrophe. Without him, no one would know.  He was brave enough to speak up. Now we need our state and federal elected officials and regulators to step up before it is too late. If they won’t, then lets bring in the Marines.

Here are comments I recently submitted to the NRC that address many of these explosive issues.

NRC NUREG-2224 High Burnup Storage and Transport Comments by Donna Gilmore, September 24, 2018
https://sanonofresafety.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/nureg-2224donnagilmorecomments2018-09-24.pdf

Please share this information. 

Donna Gilmore
SanOnofreSafety.org
949-204-7794
donnagilmore@gmail.com

To view the article and 2 videos
https://nonukesca.net/we-almost-lost-socal/



— Nuclear scientist Dr. Chris Busby, critic of Skripal poisoning story, arrested by UK police

From Global Research

Freedom of Expression in the UK: Prominent British Scientist and Critic of the Skripal Poisoning Story Arrested

Global Research, September 15, 2018

The UK government is now targeting critics of the fake chemical attack in Salisbury it has attributed to the Russians with zero evidence.

Most recent example, Dr. Chris Busby, a British retired nuclear scientist. His home in Bideford, Devon was raided after cops responding to a domestic argument reported feeling sick after visiting the residence.

Later, it was reported, these supposedly stricken officers felt fine.

Busby was arrested and detained under the explosives act.

I believe the “concern for a woman’s safety” and the reportedly sickened cops are phony as the Skripal poisoning itself. Dr. Busby was targeted for his criticism of the government response to the Skripal affair. He has also criticized the United States for using depleted uranium.

Busby was raided, arrested, and his home sealed off not because he posed a threat to a woman—or because the authorities claim there is a dangerous lab in the home—but because he has appeared on RT and elsewhere expressing a belief the Skripal affair is a false flag.

From The Sun:

Dr Busby is used as an “expert” by the Kremlin-backed RT channel – formerly Russia Today – which today broadcast a staggering interview with suspected Salisbury hitmen Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

The website headline reads: “COP POISON PROBE Police taken ill with ‘chemical poisoning’ after raid on home of British nuclear expert who appears on Russia Today.” The Independent ran a similar headline.

Obviously, this raid was planned well beforehand, and the alleged argument was nothing more than an excuse to get inside the home and frame Busby—not for posing a risk to the public, or building explosives, but because he criticized the government, not on Facebook or his own website, but on RT, which is licensed by the Russian government and is falsely and absurdly accused of working with Vladimir Putin to flip an election in the United States.

The raid and arrest send a strong message: criticism of the state, especially in regard to the Skripals, will not be tolerated.