Plutonium playgrounds

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or-well 
June 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

Plutonium Playgrounds

No, not those of nuke researchers
nor the atom bomb-making Berserkers
and I don’t mean places like Rocky Flats,
Alamogordo or Hanford’s big vats:
I mean places of outdoor play for kids
made deadly by what the insane Nukists did.
We’ve seen bags of hot rad-dirt on the side,
the shielded monitors, installed too high,
we know “decon” dumping is done “on the sly”
and we know the damn Nukists constantly lie,
denying where there’s nukes, more nuclides fly
into the air to be spread worldwide.
There’s the playgrounds in Fukushima deserted,
in all the places they evacuated,
there’s the playgrounds that sit, mostly quiet,
as the children can’t spend much time outside,
there’s the playgrounds being recontaminated
and playgrounds the safety of which is questioned
by the geiger readings of private citizens.
There’s so many places the kids should not be,
but they are, and worse;
some time, by official decree,
they’ll be sent home to hot playgrounds as Returnees.
And they want to restart their Npps.
I’m sorry if I’m making you bored.
Don’t read my next post, as I’ve said it before.

or-well
June 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Skipping Game

“The rain! The rain!
Run Children! Run!
Come inside quick!
There’s plutonium!”

……………….

“Onesies, Twosies, Threesies – Stop!
Kids gotta go in
when the sky’s hot!”

“Foursies, Fivesies, Sixies – Jump!
Feel ’round yer neck
in case there’s a lump!”

“Sevensies, Eightsies, Ninesies – Fall!
Out comes yer hair
so the Doctor ya call!”

“Tensies, Elevensis, Twelvesies – a dozen!
Yer Sister got Cancer,
and so did our Cousin!”

……………………

“Oh, they’ll adapt.
Kids are resilient.”

So say our Leaders,
with reasoning reptilian,
uncaring that, by their acts,
they are, in fact, killing them.

or-well, 21 january, 2012

 

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Two petitions: appoint new NRC commissioners and stop the Great Lakes nuclear dump

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Urge President Obama to support his NRC chair and appoint strong nuclear safety advocates to NRC.

 

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World Peace & Prayer Days, June 19-22, New York

June 19, 20, 21, 22 2014 – World Peace & Prayer Days will take place in The Hudson Valley, New York.

World Peace and Prayer DayAll nations around the world honor sacred sites as places holding unique geographical, spiritual, historical and often mythological significance. These places of worship—intended to unite people in peace, can all too easily become a source of power struggle, greed and environmental abuse. It is by no coincidence that places where the Earth vibrates with magnified energy, also commonly align with rich pockets of Earth’s greatest natural resources. Therefore, the importance of protecting sacred sites and educating people about the value of restoring them to balance, reaches beyond the realm of spiritual ideals and directly into the impact their restoration has, on the health of the environment. Chief Looking Horse will be visiting some of the sacred sites of the area on Sunday the 23rd, performing ceremony to cleanse the lands.

The Sacred Fire is the heart of World Peace and Prayer Day. It will be lit on June 19th, upon the arrival of the Sage Boy riders and their horses, the Buddhist walkers and the Peace Pole carried from the World Peace Prayer Society in Wassaic, NY to be placed in the park by Chief Arvol Looking Horse. The Unify Network is also hosting another globally synchronized meditation so that you can participate wherever you are. Click here to participate with Unify Network.

The celebrations will continue with Earth and animal awareness activities, talking circles, storytelling, and shared feasts. All activities and events are offered at no cost to all. Please bring food to cook and share!

The Sacred Fire is honored over four days, with a special ceremonial emphasis – following traditional Lakota Sioux ways, on Summer Solstice, Saturday June 21. As the sacred fire burns there will be a time when everyone is invited to offer tobacco and prayers to the fire. This prayerful Summer Solstice Day will be followed by the sharing of wisdom keepers and speakers, joining us from far and wide. The notable list of speakers includes, Tom Goldtooth, Betsy Stang, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Rebecca Tobias, Shri Natha Devi Premananda, Polly Higgins, Faith Spotted Eagle, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and many others. Please visit World Peace and Prayer Day  online to learn more! http://worldpeaceandprayerday.com/

 

– See more at: http://www.culturecollective.org/world-peace-prayer-day-lakota-star-lore/#sthash.HZmh1Q9B.dpuf

Solstice actions

Posted under the tab “What we can do; Working with Water” is a suggestion from Tom Kenyon for creating healing water for oneself.

Let’s take this idea and expand it much, much further.

Allow some time before the exact moment of Solstice.

Create a sacred space for this. Be aware of yourself, your breathing, your body, and where you are. Spend some time being thankful for yourself.

Hold Japan and its surrounding seas in your hands. Bring your love and healing from every part of your being, to your heart and then down to your hands, to Japan — to all the people, all the living beings, all the waters there, the sky, the land, and the surrounding ocean.

Hold the Pacific Ocean, from shore to shore, between your hands. Bring down the wisdom and beauty and love from the highest part of yourself to the deep goodness of your heart. Then let that flow down to your hands and to the ocean. Spend time doing this.

Then, hold the Earth in the same way. Send that healing and love from all of you, coming to your heart, then flowing down your arms to your hands to the Earth.

As the Solstice takes place, join in your imagination with all of us as we focus our love and gratitude and healing power on our beautiful Earth.

The solstice time is 10:51 UTC on June 21.

12:51 AM HAST Honolulu, Hawaii

2:51 AM Anchorage, Alaska

3:51 AM PDT North America, (West Coast); British Columbia

5:51 AM CDT Mexico City, Mexico

6:51 AM EDT North America (East Coast); Montreal, Quebec; Santiago, Chile

7:51 AM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10:51 AM UTC

11:51 AM London, England

12:51 PM Paris, France; Johannesburg, South Africa

1:51 PM Cairo, Egypt; Bagdad, Iraq

2:51 PM MSK Moscow, Russia

3:21 PM Tehran, Iran (UTC + 4 ½ hours)

3:51 PM Lahore, Pakistan

4:21 PM New Delhi, India (UTC + 5 ½ hours)

6:51 PM Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong; Beijing, China

7:51 PM Tokyo, Japan

8:51 PM AEST, Sydney, Australia; Guam

10:51 PM Marshall Islands

Other local times can be found here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Imagine what many of us together, all over the world, can create with our love, thankfulness, and healing energy at that time.

I am sending this with love and gratitude to you who care.

Solstice — June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21, is the Solstice — Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is a very powerful day in the year for healing energy and intentions, prayers, and actions to stop this crisis.

Solstice will  occur at:

12:51 AM HAST Honolulu, Hawaii

2:51 AM Anchorage, Alaska

3:51 AM PDT North America (West Coast); British Columbia

5:51 AM CDT Mexico City, Mexico

6:51 AM EDT North America (East Coast); Montreal, Quebec; Santiago, Chile

7:51 AM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10:51 AM UTC

11:51 AM London, England

12:51 PM Paris, France; Johannesburg, South Africa

1:51 PM Cairo, Egypt; Bagdad, Iraq

2:51 PM MSK Moscow, Russia

3:21 PM Tehran, Iran (UTC + 4 ½ hours)

3:51 PM Lahore, Pakistan

4:21 PM New Delhi, India (UTC + 5 ½ hours)

6:51 PM Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong; Beijing, China

7:51 PM Tokyo, Japan

8:51 PM AEST, Sydney, Australia; Guam

10:51 PM Marshall Islands

For other times: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Nuclear amnesia — U.S. Senate testimony by Daniel Hirsch

Testimony of Daniel Hirsch,
President of Committee to Bridge the Gap
18 September 2008

Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Full testimony:
http://www.committeetobridgethegap.org/pdf/Hirsch%20EPW%20Testimony.pdf

Excerpts:

SSFL [Santa Susanna Field Laboratory] is a good case study of problems at federal nuclear facilities throughout the country. The AEC/DOE [Atomic Energy Commission/Department of Energy] for decades operated these extraordinarily dangerous enterprises with little consideration for environmental regulation or protection of the public.They felt they were above the law, and the affected people nearby simply did not matter.

Corners were cut, rules bent, safety restrictions ignored. When accidents resulted, they were covered up.

Leaking high level waste tanks at Hanford, contamination from reactor accidents and improper waste disposal at INEEL, reprocessing failures at Savannah River, releases from Paducah and Oak Ridge and so many other nuclear sites—the story is always the same. Sloppy practices, inadequate attention to safety, lack of concern about the neighboring public, failure to be candid about problems—the result has been contamination that is amongst the biggest environmental insults this country has ever faced…

There are some who now argue for a revival of all things nuclear. They want scores more reactors. They want irradiated nuclear fuel to be reprocessed. They want breeder reactors to make even more plutonium.

But to do that, they need the country to experience a kind of nuclear amnesia.

They need us to forget the meltdown of the SRE [Sodium Reactor Experiment’, the explosion of the SL-1 [Idaho], the near-disaster of the N reactor [Hanford]. They need us to forget the immense contamination from the last time we tried reprocessing, the tens of billions of dollars it is costing to try to redress the damage from reprocessing at Hanford, Savannah River, and West Valley. They need us to forget the meltdown of the EBR-1 breeder in Idaho and Fermi I breeder, when we almost lost Detroit.

For those in the impacted communities from the last nuclear era, it all seems like nuclear déjà vu again. We hear echoes of all the old discredited claims again: that nuclear will be “too cheap to meter,” even as the industry asks for a hundred billion dollars in taxpayer subsidies and guarantees; that we will somehow find a solution to the radioactive waste problem, even though sixty-six years after the first reactor wastes were created no solution is in sight; that the risk of accident is non-existent, even as industry asks for immunity from liability from such accidents; that proliferation and terrorism risks can be ignored, even as we face a world in which countries are getting nuclear weapons from civil nuclear technology.

We hear the same old claims that nuclear is safe and clean;

yet our communities are still trying to get the government to clean up the radioactive contamination from all the past nuclear accidents, spills, and other releases from the last time we tried this.

It is said that those who forget the lessons of the past are condemned to repeat them, and repeat them, and repeat them. A sensible energy policy cannot depend upon collective amnesia. The last time we went down this road, it resulted in an unmitigated disaster for which we are still paying, in billions and billions of dollars of cleanup expenses, but more importantly, in poisoned land and water, and cancers in brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, cousins and nephews.

Let us learn from our mistakes rather than going blindly into repeating them. Otherwise, this deeply troubled nuclear past will indeed be prologue.

Radiation sickness at Hanford Reservation; DOE denies everything

The story below is happening in Washington State. Please send this story on.

There are also birth defects in this area of Washington  — babies born missing parts of their brains.http://enenews.com/new-data-shows-puzzling-rare-birth-defects-still-spiking-in-area-surrounding-u-s-nuclear-site-official-were-really-concerned-it-remains-so-high-we-were-sort-of-hoping-it-would-go-away-n

There is also radioactive leakage into the Columbia River.

This is a toxic industry, and needs to be shut down now.

http://enenews.com/nbc-stations-reveal-nuclear-workers-suffering-severe-brain-damage-dementia-toxic-waste-raining-down-from-sky-wore-baseball-caps-for-protection-brains-being-eaten-away-workers-raising-safety

NBC stations reveal nuclear workers suffering severe brain damage, dementia — Toxic waste raining down from sky, wore baseball caps for protection — Brains being eaten away, teeth falling out — Workers raising safety issues framed using false evidence, fired — Gov’t not allowed in to investigate (VIDEO)

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NBC Right Now, Apr. 30, 2014: Former Hanford Worker Sick from Nuclear Waste

  • Jane Sander, reporter: A nuclear waste spill happened hours before at the tank farm.
  • Lonnie Poteet, Hanford worker: I was already burning from my glove line to my t-shirt line and… starting to lose a little bit of vision in my right eye… Why didn’t they say something?
  • Sander: Poteet describes living his life now as recluse… sharp pains in his head, they cause him to often twitch. He says medication prevents him from collapsing in pain due to severe nerve damage in his brain.
  • Poteet: [More Hanford workers] are going to be exposed to the same situation… Nobody is going to do anything to stop it… As long as there’s profit… and they get their bonuses on a decent time, that’s all they care about… Most of the workers onsite right now are running scared. They will not bring up any safety concerns because as soon as you do, you’re going to be labeled and thrown off the site, just as fast as they can go. They’ll either create stuff that never happened, or they’ll find ways to get you.
  • Watch the broadcast here

NBC Right Now, June 5, 2014: Sick Former Hanford Worker Speaks Out

  • Jane Sander, reporter: He sadly lives his life with a deadly disease…
  • Lawrence Rouse, Hanford worker:  I have toxic encephalopathy… it eats your brain away.
  • Sander: Near the end of his almost 20 years at Hanford… he began to develop severe symptoms. Stuttering, memory loss, losing teeth…emotionally unstable…violent outbursts.
  • Rouse: [My son] wrote this letter, this little poem, and said that his dad is gone… It would rain the chemicals on you from the stack. That’s why we wore the baseball caps.
  • Sander: The Washington Dept. of Labor and DOE denied [compensation]… Since the [EEOICPA] program began in 2001, they’ve paid more than $1 billion in compensation and medical bills to [6,936 Hanford] workers…
  • Rouse: DOE has always denied everything. And that’s not going to change.
  • Sander: More Hanford workers continue to file claims for their illnesses.
  • Watch the broadcast here

KING 5 Seattle (NBC),
June 4, 2014: It’s an unprecedented series of workplace accidents in the state. Since mid-March the number Hanford workers seeking medical help after breathing in chemical vapors has risen to 34.

  • Susannah Frame, reporter: Vapors causing serious illnesses at Hanford is not new… at the most contaminated workplace in the nation, OSHA can’t get past the gates to investigate.
  • Diana Gegg, Hanford worker: It’s turned my life upside down.
  • Frame: Brain damage, sudden tremors, vision loss, dementia – Illnesses the gov’t admits were caused by exposure… she can’t go out without a wheelchair, cook, or drive.

Watch the broadcast here

Links for broadcasts:

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/25708081/sick-former-hanford-worker-speaks-out-about-his-deadly-disease-federal-compensation-for-sick-workers

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/25385515/former-hanford-worker-sick-from-nuclear-waste-spill-speaks-out

http://www.king5.com/news/investigators/Hanford-workers-left-without-honest-broker-on-safety-261773531.html