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Former Leader of Japan: Fukushima disaster is “most severe accident in the history of mankind” —...
Former Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan, Oct. 28, 2013:
Comments:   Very close vote to lift the ban but the govt change to "GOP" bunch which says Greenland needs the monies and jobs but look at the following comments:  " UK-based London Mining said it could extract 15 million tons from the open-pit mine, which it plans to staff with 3,000 Chinese workers."   Virginia, great reason to keep the uranium ban besides it will ruin our water! 

Greenland lifts ‘zero tolerance’ uranium mining ban

Published time: October 25, 2013 11:21

 London Calling London Mining PLC said on Thursday it has been awarded an exclusive 30-year iron ore extraction contract in Greenland. The statement said it would pay royalties on sales and taxes to Greenland.
The project, called ‘Isua’ is estimated to cost $2.3 billion, more than the island-nation’s $2 billion GDP.
UK-based London Mining said it could extract 15 million tons from the open-pit mine, which it plans to staff with 3,000 Chinese workers.
Greenland passed a law in December allowing companies to pay foreign workers a lower wages, which could undermine the local Greenlander workforce, which is largely unskilled.

Fukushima: Why There Is No “Safe” Level Of Radiation… [Updated]

In Around the web on October 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

From Green Med Info
“There is no safe dose of radiation” ~ Prof. Edward P. Radford, Physician and Epidemiologist
While a highly coordinated effort is underway by the nuclear industry, mainstream media, medical establishment and world governments to define, justify and reinforce a “safe level of radioactivity” pertaining to the air, the water, the food, and our bodies, the unspoken truth contained within the precautionary principle that there is no safe dose of radiation, nor a safe level of exposure to the 200+ radioisotopes released by the Fukushima reactor complex meltdown, is but an inaudible whisper in the cacophony of a world dominated by universal deception.
north pacific jet stream
Regardless of whether we chose to pay attention or not, over the past month a massive number of radiotoxic and genotoxic particles have been released into the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere, and due to the continuous westerly circular flow of the Jet stream no one in the Northern latitudes will be spared some degree of exposure as time proceeds.
The question of exposure should not be “if” but “when,” and “how” we deal with it once it happens. Cesium-137 for instance, has a half-life of 30 years (90 years later 12.5% of its radioactivity remains), and due to its similarity to potassium will make its way up the food chain bioaccumulating and distributing broadly in the tissues of both plants and animals as it goes. Eventually all such radioisotopes must meet mankind who is perched precariously on top of an unsustainable, highly toxic food pyramid of his own making, and from which he has an exceedingly difficult time escaping and/or detoxifying.
Sufficient evidence exists that certain populations in the United States are already being exposed in their water and food, and until the Fukushima reactor complex stops emptying radioactive material directly into the environment, things are only going to get worse. (Examples: “Radioiodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Fran. 18,100% above federal drinking water standards.” “Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk“).

Fukushima Radiation Traced in Pacific Seafood

Buesseler said a bigger concern is the accumulation of isotopes in marine life. Earlier this year, cesium isotopes from Fukushima were found in tuna caught off California.

“The tuna that were caught off San Diego with the Fukushima cesium isotopes, they were 10 to 20 times lower than they had been off Japan. Now the new releases, the leak from the tanks - they’re changing in character. Strontium 90 has become of more concern because it’s a bone-seeking isotope. That will stay in fish much longer,” he said.

Rianne Teule, nuclear expert at the environmental organization Greenpeace, says it is not clear whether those technologies will work.

“They already spent a lot of money trying to implement them. What Greenpeace wants is that the government really gets in international advice, gets as much support as possible to try to find the right solution for this problem.”

The livelihoods of the fishermen of Fukushima depend on finding that solution.

Korean government considers nuclear reduction

International Digital Editor
The South Korean government has published a study aimed at discovering its society’s attitude to nuclear power and is, as a result, considering reducing nuclear’s proportion of the country’s power generation.

The news comes in the wake of the decision by the South Korean Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) to shut another nuclear power reactor to facilitate welding quality checks related to the safety of a steam generator.

Pilgrim No. 1 in U.S. for shutdowns




Underground Coal Mine

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
February 12, 2013

Loveridge #22
Consolidation Coal Company
I.D. No. 46-01433
Extension of Comment Period on
MSHA’s RFI on Refuge Alternatives
for Underground Coal Mines
On September 23, 2013, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the Agency’s Request for Information (RFI) on Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines (RIN 1219-AB79). Responses to the RFI will assist MSHA in determining if changes to existing practices and regulations would improve the overall strategy for survivability, escape, and training to protect miners in an emergency.

The RFI was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2013, with a 60­day comment period closing on October 7, 2013. In response to requests, MSHA is extending the comment period an additional 60 days to December 6, 2013, to allow interested parties additional time to review recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health information
MSHA News Release: [09/18/2013]
Contact: Jesse Lawder
Release Number 13-1859-NAT
MSHA, engineering firm reach settlement in deadly 2007 Utah mine collapseAgapito Associates Inc. agrees to pay $100,000 penalty
ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that it submitted a settlement between MSHA and Agapito Associates Inc. in the August 2007 Crandall Canyon Mine disaster to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Under the settlement agreement, the mining engineering consulting firm accepted responsibility and agreed to pay $100,000 for a high negligence violation for its role in the mine collapse that killed six miners and three rescue workers at Genwal Resources Inc.’s underground coal mine in Emery County, Utah.