ずくなしの冷や水

2017年09月29日

北朝鮮が太平洋上で水爆実験したなら

※  桑ちゃん‏ @namiekuwabara 氏の2017/9/25のツイート
トランプ氏、北朝鮮が太平洋上で水爆実験したなら「癌など増えて甚大な被害」と言っているのに、日本の報道は「癌急増」には触れない。福島原発で広島の何百倍だから驚きもしないか!核実験最盛期の約10,000倍降下物、大したことな太平洋の水爆実験。

・・・引用終わり・・・

北朝鮮が強力な電磁パルス(EMP)を攻撃手段として利用する高高度核爆発(High Altitude Nuclear Explosion, HANE)に言及したのに続いて、太平洋上での核実験に言及しています。

太平洋では、何度も核実験が行われていますが、ほとんどが中部太平洋か南太平洋で北部北太平洋では行われていません。

高空の気流は高度により流れる方向が異なりますが、緯度が高いところでは、おおむね東に流れています。

高度おおむね3,000m


高度おおむね17,000〜18,000m


高度おおむね30,000m


気流の流れを読み間違えなければ、死の灰の多くが狙ったところに落ちるようにすることは可能です。もちろん地球の大気全体が汚染され、地球の裏側にも死の灰は落ちます。

先進国といわれる核を利用している国は、すでに放射性物質による汚染が発生しており、国民は被曝の蓄積がありますから、吸気被曝、飲食料を通じた被曝で激しい被曝症状が出る人も多いでしょう。

原発推進派が前提としているような日本人は被曝に強いなどということはありません。米国人も同じです。

・・・・・

既にシミュレーションが出ています。
2017/9/15 00:00 スタート
2017/9/17 21:00 北米大陸に一部到達
2017/9/21 12:00 北米大陸に流れ込む
2017/9/25 06:00 北極を回ってきたプルームが日本に到達
2017/9/29 21:00 日本がプルームに覆われる


なかなか、狙い通りですが、このシミュレーションについてはラフすぎるとか、大気中の拡散と場所ごとのフォールアウトは異なるなどの意見が出ています。

RT2017/9/29
Alarming graphic predicts radioactive aftermath of N. Korean nuclear launch
In “response to inquiries,” a graphic has been posted online showing the expected range of a radioactive cloud resulting from a North Korea-launched nuclear bomb over the Pacific Ocean. While quite alarming, it was found too rough by some users.

The simulation was posted on Twitter by Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, which is tasked with monitoring weapons tests.

Zerbo called it a “rough simulation” of a “radio-isotope cloud” from a “hypothetical atmospheric burst” over the Pacific.

The graphic did not provide supporting data, nor the threat that such a cloud could pose to human health. Zerbo later clarified that it was “simply a rough simulation” that he posted in response to inquiries.

Some people weren't happy with the post, with one person calling it “misleading” and saying that “folks will interpret [it] as cataclysmic.”

A Harvard PhD professor said that people “will confuse it with the kinds of fallout clouds they are used to reading about, the ‘take shelter for 2 weeks’ kind.”

It comes as Washington and Pyongyang continue their war of words, with President Donald Trump vowing“devastation” for North Korea on Tuesday, should the US decide to pursue a military option to deal with the crisis.

His warning came after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that Trump's insults against leader Kim Jong-un make “our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable.”

According to Ri, the “most powerful detonation of an H-bomb” would be one possible “highest-level” action against the US.

“It could be the most powerful detonation of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific,” Ri told Yonhap while in New York. “We have no idea about what actions could be taken, as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un.”

H-bombs, or hydrogen bombs, are thermonuclear weapons which are more powerful than fission-based atomic bombs. You can read about them in more detail here.

Responding to Ri's comments at the UNGA, Trump posted on Twitter that the North Korean leadership “won't be around much longer,” while calling Kim “Little Rocket Man.”

North Korea is believed to have conducted six nuclear tests, with the latest viewed as the most powerful. Monitoring groups estimate the September 3 test was 16 times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

The United Nations has implemented sanctions against Pyongyang in response to the tests. The sanctions include capping crude oil supplies to North Korea at present levels and reductions in other commodities. They also include banning textile imports.

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced additional sanctions against eight North Korean banks and 26 individuals who the US says act as the banks' representatives in various countries.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged all parties to stick to a diplomatic approach to the crisis last week, saying “we have to calm down the hotheads and understand that we need pauses, we need contacts.”

Russia and China have both called on all sides to avoid escalation of the crisis, and have devised a double freeze plan which would see North Korea suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korea military exercises. That plan, however, was promptly rejected by Washington.

次の図は、いかなる場合を想定して作られたものかわかりません。最長2週間シェルターに滞在などもあります。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:53| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

Fukushima potentially leaking radioactive water for 5 months, owners admit

RT2017/9/29
The Fukushima nuclear power plant may have been leaking radioactive water since April, its owner has admitted.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said on Thursday that a problem with monitoring equipment means it can’t be sure if radiation-contaminated water leaked from the reactor buildings damaged in the 2011 nuclear disaster which was sparked by an earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Times reports.

The company said there were errors on the settings of six indicators monitoring groundwater levels of wells around reactor buildings 1-4 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power station.

The indicators weren’t showing accurate water levels, and the actual levels were about 70 centimeters lower than that which the equipment showed.

In May, groundwater at one of the wells sank below the contaminated water inside, NHK reports, which possibly caused the radioactive water to leak into the soil.

The company said it is investigating, and that no abnormal increase of radioactivity has shown up in samples.

The problem with the six wells in question was discovered this week when the company was preparing another well nearby.

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred when three of the plant’s reactors experienced fuel meltdowns and three units were damaged by hydrogen explosions as a result of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

TEPCO has kept groundwater levels in wells higher than the contaminated water levels inside the plant, usually a meter higher. It also installed water-level indicators, which have now been revealed to be inaccurate.

Last week, the company was ordered to pay damages of 376 million yen ($3.36 million) to 42 plaintiffs for the nuclear disaster in the second case a court has which has seen rulings against the company.

The suit, one of about 30 class actions brought against the plant, was brought by residents forced to flee their homes when three reactor cores melted, knocking off the cooling systems and sending radioactive material into the air.

The case examined whether the government and TEPCO could have foreseen the tsunami. A government earthquake assessment made public in 2002 predicted a 20 percent chance of a magnitude 8 earthquake affecting the area within 30 years. The 2011 quake was a magnitude 9.

The case argued that the disaster was preventable as emergency generators could have been placed at a location higher than the plant, which stands 10 meters above sea level.

The court found the state wasn’t liable, but another case in March found both TEPCO and the government liable.

In July, people reacted with anger to news that TEPCO planned to release radioactive material tritium, used to cool reactors, from the plant into the Pacific Ocean.

The Japanese government revised its plan to decommission the plant last week, delaying the 30-40 year projection by an additional three years.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:50| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

イランがバンクラディシュにロヒンギャ支援物資を届ける

イランがミャンマーのロヒンギャ迫害を厳しく非難するとともにロヒンギャ人道支援に動いています。
イランは、イラク、シリア支援でここ1年ほどの間に存在感を急速に強めており、イスラエル、米国、サウジが警戒感をあらわにしています。ムスリム諸国の中で経済力・技術力は突出。トルコも人道支援を表明しましたが、その後の具体的な動きは伝えられていません。
カタールがサウジなどによる断交・封鎖戦術でイランに世話になりましたし、イエメンも支援を受けているとされています。他のムスリム諸国からはますます頼りになる存在と映っているでしょう。

やせ細った子供の背中が見えます。


青年が疲労で倒れています。足を怪我しているようです。


援助物資の配布場所でしょうか。


FARSNEWS2017/9/17
Iran's 1st Humanitarian Aid Shipment Distributed Among Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar







アルジャジーラ2017/9/14
UN urges Myanmar to end Rohingya violence
UN chief and Security Council call on authorities to halt military action against Muslim-minority in Rakhine state.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council called on Myanmar's government to end its military campaign against the Rohingya.

The 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, at the request of Sweden and Britain, to discuss the crisis for the second time since it began and agreed to publicly condemn the situation.

Speaking before the meeting, Antonio Guterres called the situation for the Rohingya refugees "catastrophic" and "completely unacceptable", acknowledging that the minority group was being ethnically cleansed in the Buddhist-majority nation.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:12| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

中東の実像 4 カナート、地下水路 ユーフラテス川

イラクのユーフラテス川の河口部に広がる湿地帯がユネスコの世界遺産に登録されました。国連環境計画のサイトから。


イランでは、カナート、地下水路が世界遺産に登録です。




この時期イラク、シリアでは乾期です。砂ホコリが舞い、中東の人の着る薄手の裾の長い衣服の意味が分かります。アフガニスタン、パキスタンから東が雨季です。


デリゾールのユーフラテス川岸を警戒するシリア軍兵士。アシ、ヨシどちらか分かりませんが高さは4m以上ありそうです。これを見るとアシブネが実用されていた、それに耐えるアシが繁茂していたということがよく分かります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

日本の科学技術の研究・開発の遅れは次第に決定的になっていくだろう

2017/9/29は、中国の科学者がヒトの受精卵を操作し遺伝病を終わらせることができるかもしれないとのニュースが伝えられています。海外ニュースでは中国の発明がときどき伝えられますが、日本の発明ではそのようなことはなく、むしろ福島第一原発事故現場の収束作業のモタツキが伝えられています。

日本の科学技術の研究・開発の遅れは次第に決定的になっていくのではないでしょうか。そんな恐れを感じます。

RT2017/9/29
'Ingenious': Chinese scientists edit human embryo, could end hereditary disease
Chinese scientists have successfully altered the genetic code of a human embryo, an “ingenious” breakthrough that experts believe could be key to eradicating hereditary diseases.

Using a technique known as ‘base editing’, researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou filtered through three-billion ‘letters’ of our genetic code to remove a single error responsible for a potentially deadly blood disorder.

"We are the first to demonstrate the feasibility of curing genetic disease in human embryos by base editor system,”Junjiu Huang, one of the scientists involved in the research, told BBC.

READ MORE: Gene-edited mutant ants create chaotic colony

During the experiments, which were carried out on tissues taken from a patient with the blood disorder beta-thalassemia and inserted into cloned human embryos, a strand of DNA was examined to pinpoint the offending base. The team then used base editing, a more advanced form of the Crispr gene-editing technique to repair the faulty gene.

Such is the level of precision involved in base editing that Professor David Liu of Harvard University, a pioneer of the technique, dubbed it “chemical surgery.”

“Base editing has the potential to directly correct, or reproduce for research purposes, many pathogenic [mutations]," Liu said, adding that it is more efficient than Crispr as it has fewer unexpected side-effects.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:35| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

ラッカで人道上の惨禍

ラッカを攻撃しているクルドSDFに対する批判も含まれています。

RT2017/9/29
Humanitarian catastrophe in Raqqa & numerous US mistakes, airstrikes on civilian objects – Moscow
Repeated targeting mistakes of the US-led coalition in Raqqa have caused significant damage to civilian infrastructure in the city, while a lack of humanitarian aid has led to a catastrophe, a senior Russian diplomat said.

Oleg Syromolotov, who supervises counterterrorism cooperation with other nations on behalf of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions of the US and its allies in Syria differ greatly from how Russia acts.

Russia actively works to provide humanitarian assistance in Syria and bring about a return to normal life on the ground while “the same cannot be said about the US and its cohort,” the diplomat told the RIA Novosti news agency in an interview.

“We are witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe in Raqqa as we previously did in Mosul [in Iraq]. It was caused by a lack of effective effort to deliver humanitarian aid and create corridors for the evacuation of civilian population, as well as persistent mistakes of the US Air Force, including airstrikes targeting civilian sites,” he stressed.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:53| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017/8小選挙区別人口動態 相模原市が千葉1区を抜いて2位に進出

小選挙区 主要都市 出生率変化率 死亡率変化率 短期指数 長期指数 総合指数
東京23 町田市 0.95 1.09 -0.14 -0.25 -0.39
神奈川14 相模原市 0.95 1.10 -0.15 -0.21 -0.36
千葉1 中央区 0.92 1.03 -0.11 -0.22 -0.33
千葉11 茂原市 0.91 1.08 -0.17 -0.15 -0.32
神奈川5 戸塚区 0.92 1.02 -0.10 -0.22 -0.32
神奈川11 横須賀市 0.92 1.04 -0.12 -0.19 -0.31
新潟2 柏崎市 0.90 1.05 -0.15 -0.17 -0.31
千葉6 松戸市 0.94 1.09 -0.16 -0.15 -0.31
神奈川13 大和市 0.94 1.04 -0.10 -0.20 -0.31
千葉8 柏市 0.96 1.06 -0.10 -0.21 -0.30
静岡6 沼津市 0.91 1.04 -0.13 -0.17 -0.30
静岡5 富士市 0.95 1.10 -0.15 -0.14 -0.30
福島1 福島市 0.97 1.06 -0.09 -0.20 -0.30
神奈川6 保土ケ谷区 0.98 1.07 -0.09 -0.20 -0.29
千葉9 佐倉市 0.94 1.03 -0.09 -0.19 -0.29
埼玉10 坂戸市 0.92 1.06 -0.14 -0.14 -0.28
栃木5 足利市 0.95 1.08 -0.13 -0.15 -0.28
東京24 八王子市 0.96 1.06 -0.11 -0.18 -0.28
神奈川16 厚木市 0.96 1.03 -0.07 -0.21 -0.28
東京20 東村山市 0.96 1.06 -0.10 -0.18 -0.28
神奈川15 平塚市 0.93 1.04 -0.11 -0.17 -0.28
埼玉11 深谷市 0.96 1.09 -0.13 -0.15 -0.27
茨城3 取手市 1.02 1.06 -0.04 -0.23 -0.27
千葉10 成田市 0.95 1.06 -0.11 -0.16 -0.27
埼玉12 熊谷市 0.94 1.06 -0.12 -0.14 -0.26
静岡7 西区 0.91 1.04 -0.12 -0.14 -0.26
静岡2 藤枝市 0.94 1.04 -0.10 -0.16 -0.26
新潟6 上越市 0.91 1.01 -0.10 -0.16 -0.26
群馬5 渋川市 0.96 1.03 -0.07 -0.19 -0.26
埼玉9 狭山市 0.99 1.03 -0.04 -0.22 -0.26
東京25 青梅市 0.97 1.05 -0.07 -0.18 -0.25
神奈川4 鎌倉市 0.95 1.06 -0.10 -0.15 -0.25
秋田2 大館市 0.99 1.06 -0.07 -0.18 -0.25
東京21 日野市 0.94 1.05 -0.11 -0.13 -0.24
神奈川8 青葉区 0.96 1.03 -0.07 -0.17 -0.24
福島2 郡山市 0.99 1.03 -0.04 -0.20 -0.24
山形3 鶴岡市 0.94 1.04 -0.10 -0.15 -0.24
神奈川17 小田原市 0.99 1.05 -0.06 -0.18 -0.24
福島5 いわき市 1.13 1.24 -0.11 -0.13 -0.24
新潟5 長岡市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.17 -0.24
群馬1 前橋市 0.95 1.06 -0.10 -0.14 -0.24
群馬2 伊勢崎市 0.97 1.07 -0.10 -0.13 -0.24
埼玉8 所沢市 0.97 1.06 -0.10 -0.14 -0.24
埼玉5 北区 0.98 1.08 -0.10 -0.14 -0.23
秋田3 横手市 0.93 1.03 -0.10 -0.13 -0.23
神奈川9 多摩区 0.95 1.04 -0.09 -0.14 -0.23
神奈川12 藤沢市 0.94 1.06 -0.12 -0.11 -0.23
埼玉2 川口市 0.94 1.02 -0.08 -0.15 -0.23
福島3 須賀川市 0.95 1.04 -0.09 -0.14 -0.23
神奈川2 港南区 1.02 1.08 -0.07 -0.15 -0.22
静岡1 葵区 0.98 1.04 -0.06 -0.17 -0.22
栃木1 宇都宮市 0.96 1.04 -0.08 -0.14 -0.22
山形1 山形市 0.93 1.03 -0.10 -0.12 -0.22
群馬3 太田市 0.99 1.08 -0.09 -0.13 -0.22
千葉13 鎌ケ谷市 0.96 1.00 -0.03 -0.19 -0.22
栃木2 鹿沼市 0.97 1.06 -0.09 -0.13 -0.22
東京19 西東京市 0.93 1.04 -0.11 -0.11 -0.22
山形2 米沢市 0.96 1.04 -0.08 -0.14 -0.22
茨城4 ひたちなか市 1.00 1.06 -0.07 -0.15 -0.22
千葉2 八千代市 0.96 1.03 -0.07 -0.15 -0.21
新潟1 中央区 0.96 1.03 -0.08 -0.14 -0.21
埼玉6 上尾市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.15 -0.21
埼玉7 川越市 0.95 1.01 -0.06 -0.15 -0.21
千葉4 船橋市 0.97 1.02 -0.05 -0.16 -0.21
埼玉13 春日部市 0.98 1.06 -0.08 -0.13 -0.21
秋田1 秋田市 0.98 1.06 -0.08 -0.12 -0.20
埼玉15 南区 0.94 0.99 -0.05 -0.15 -0.20
茨城6 つくば市 0.94 1.02 -0.08 -0.12 -0.20
茨城2 神栖市 0.93 1.01 -0.08 -0.12 -0.20
新潟3 新発田市 0.97 1.03 -0.07 -0.13 -0.19
山梨2 笛吹市 0.94 1.03 -0.09 -0.11 -0.19
群馬4 高崎市 1.01 1.05 -0.05 -0.15 -0.19
千葉3 市原市 0.97 1.06 -0.09 -0.11 -0.19
茨城1 水戸市 0.98 1.04 -0.06 -0.13 -0.19
埼玉1 見沼区 0.99 1.06 -0.07 -0.12 -0.19
神奈川7 港北区 0.94 1.04 -0.10 -0.09 -0.19
神奈川1 磯子区 0.98 1.04 -0.06 -0.13 -0.19
神奈川18 宮前区 0.97 1.04 -0.07 -0.12 -0.19
栃木3 那須塩原市 0.94 1.05 -0.11 -0.08 -0.19
埼玉3 越谷市 0.94 1.00 -0.06 -0.13 -0.19
千葉5 市川市 0.97 1.00 -0.04 -0.15 -0.18
茨城5 日立市 0.96 0.97 -0.01 -0.17 -0.18
埼玉4 新座市 0.95 1.00 -0.05 -0.13 -0.18
静岡8 中区 0.95 1.02 -0.07 -0.12 -0.18
静岡4 清水区 0.95 1.04 -0.08 -0.10 -0.18
埼玉14 三郷市 0.94 0.99 -0.05 -0.12 -0.17
茨城7 古河市 1.01 1.06 -0.05 -0.11 -0.17
東京9 練馬区 1.00 1.07 -0.08 -0.08 -0.15
山梨1 甲府市 0.94 1.04 -0.10 -0.06 -0.15
静岡3 磐田市 0.99 1.07 -0.08 -0.07 -0.15
神奈川3 鶴見区 0.95 1.03 -0.09 -0.06 -0.15
東京18 府中市 0.98 1.06 -0.08 -0.07 -0.15
東京13 足立区 0.96 1.03 -0.07 -0.08 -0.15
山梨3 甲斐市 0.97 1.01 -0.04 -0.10 -0.14
東京11 板橋区 0.92 1.03 -0.11 -0.03 -0.14
新潟4 三条市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.09 -0.14
福島4 会津若松市 1.01 1.02 -0.01 -0.13 -0.14
千葉7 流山市 0.98 1.03 -0.05 -0.08 -0.13
千葉12 木更津市 1.03 1.05 -0.02 -0.11 -0.13
神奈川10 川崎区 0.97 1.04 -0.08 -0.04 -0.12
東京16 江戸川区 1.01 1.04 -0.03 -0.09 -0.12
栃木4 小山市 1.00 1.00 -0.00 -0.10 -0.11
東京22 調布市 0.99 1.04 -0.05 -0.06 -0.11
東京17 葛飾区 0.99 1.01 -0.03 -0.06 -0.08
東京6 世田谷区 0.96 1.04 -0.07 -0.00 -0.08
東京15 江東区 0.94 1.03 -0.09 0.02 -0.06
東京4 大田区 0.96 1.00 -0.04 -0.02 -0.06
東京8 杉並区 0.97 0.99 -0.02 0.06 0.03
東京10 豊島区 0.99 1.01 -0.02 0.05 0.03
東京14 墨田区 0.99 1.04 -0.05 0.09 0.05
東京5 目黒区 0.97 1.00 -0.03 0.08 0.05
東京7 中野区 0.95 1.06 -0.11 0.16 0.05
東京12 北区 0.95 1.00 -0.04 0.12 0.08
東京3 品川区 0.96 0.98 -0.02 0.12 0.10
東京1 新宿区 0.99 0.98 0.01 0.14 0.15
東京2 文京区 0.97 0.96 0.01 0.20 0.21
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:04| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

バクダーディが蘇った?!

バクダーディがロシア軍の空爆によってラッカで死亡したと見られるのは、2017/5/28です。その後、バクダーディに特に近いとされる宗教指導者が説教の中でバクダーディの死に言及したとしてISISに殺害されています。それから4ヶ月、最高指導者がいないのに、ISISの組織は崩壊せず戦闘、破壊を続けてきました。
主要な幹部も次々にシリア、ロシア軍によって殺害されています。なぜ組織が動揺しないのか。逃走するテロリスト、指揮者クラスも増えて入るようですが、まだ戦っていますし、ロシア軍の所在地を狙って迫撃砲を打ち込んだりしています。
バクダーディは、所詮お飾りです。本当の指揮命令系統は、バクダーディの背後にありますから、バクダーディが死んだらバイパスするだけです。というかそもそも実権は持っていなかったでしょう。最高指導者が死んでも、テロリストの日給は渡されていたのですから。誰が実際の指揮を取り、カネを流していたと思いますか。
米軍は、バクダーディが死んだことが明らかになるのを怖れています。上のような疑問が生ずるからです。
そして、ISISを使った攻撃、破壊について法的責任を問う声が高まる中で、バクダーディに責任を押し付けることも出来なくなります。
バクダーディの声がようやく出ましたが、生きているなら画像でなければ。米国は音声テープ作成に苦労したでしょう。バクダーディが生きているのなら音声テープなら1週間もかからずに流れたはずです。
米軍は、このような見え透いた稚拙な作戦も取らざるを得ないほどに追い込まれています。

RT2017/9/29
A new undated and yet unverified 46-minute audio recording, alleged to be that of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has surfaced online. It has emerged following months of silence and an announcement by the Russian military of a “high probability” that the much sought after terrorist was killed in Syria.

Following 11 months of silence, the elusive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) leader has allegedly called on his followers to continue fighting in Syria, despite the loss of territory and in the face of imminent defeat. The audio message was released by the ISIS-run al-Furqan outlet, and translated by the Site Intelligence Group.

The leader of the self-proclaimed terrorist caliphate made his first public appearance in the summer of 2014 when the group was on the advance and capturing territory in Iraq and later in Syria.

Born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, he had been briefly detained by US Forces in Iraq in February 2004 before being released as a “low-level prisoner” months later from the Abu Ghraib detention center.

The terrorist leader, who has since repeatedly released messages calling for the establishment of a worldwide caliphate, immediately became the prime target in the fight against IS terrorists.

Although numerous media reports have on a number of occasions speculated on al-Baghdadi’s death, neither have the Pentagon nor the Iraqi or Syrian militaries definitively confirmed those reports.

The terrorist leader’s previous unauthenticated message was released in November 2016, just weeks after the start of the battle for Mosul in Iraq.

In June this year, the Russian Defense Ministry said Baghdadi may have been killed in a Russian-led air raid near the stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria on May 28. The strikes targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State chiefs where al-Baghdadi was reportedly present.

However, in late August, Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the anti-ISIS forces, said he believed al-Baghdadi was still alive.

In the new undated audio message, the first in almost a year, the IS chief allegedly makes a number of recent geopolitical references, including the North Korean tensions and Iraqi Kurdistan independence issue. In the message, the voice purporting to be Baghdadi’s also talks about the Syrian peace negotiations in Astana,

Al-Baghdadi, also appealed for jihadists to stage attacks worldwide, saying that Western countries are already living in a state of terror. He also urged ISIS fighters to attack media in these countries to fight against “intellectual wars.”

Despite featuring some current flashpoint references, the recording has yet to be authenticated though.

“We are aware of the audio tape purported to be of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and are taking steps to examine it. While we have no reason to doubt its authenticity, we do not have verification at this point,” a spokesman for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence told CNN.

The Washington Post meanwhile noted, citing online commentators, that the message assumes that Raqqa had been recaptured by a Syrian aligned formation and not US-led forces, which suggests the recording was made in advance without a clear release date.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:39| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

「米国で最も危険な原子炉」



RT2017/9/28
‘Radioactive Russian roulette’: Lake Michigan NPP stays open amid public health concerns
Entergy Corp will keep open its Michigan nuclear plant through to 2022, reversing a decommission plan. Dubbed the “most dangerous atomic reactor in the US,” by activists its continuing operation raises the specter of risks to public health and the environment.

“Entergy will continue to make all necessary investments and maintain appropriate staffing, in accordance with strict licensing standards,” said Charlie Arnone, Entergy’s top official at the plant, in a statement on Thursday.

Entergy said it remains committed, however, to its strategy to exit the merchant nuclear power business.

The decision comes after Michigan regulators cut $36 million out of Consumer Energy’s proposal to buy out the remainder of its nuclear power purchase agreement (PPA) with Entergy. The companies requested more than $172 million, but were approved for $136 million last week.

The agreement broke down on how much customers would save if the plant shut down. When Entergy proposed closing the plant early, it and Consumer Consumer Energy estimated the PPA could save consumers $172 million over four years.

Last week, the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) calculated the amount differently.

“The commission determined that there would be savings to customers if that contract were terminated and replaced with other sources of power, but not the full amount that was requested by Consumer Energy,” said PSC Chairman Sally Talberg, according to MLive.

Palisades has a license by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate through March 24, 2031. The 45-year-old plant is one of the country’s oldest nuclear power facilities and has been under elevated scrutiny from federal regulators in recent years, with numerous unplanned shutdowns due to problems.

Calling it “radioactive Russian roulette on the Great Lakes,” anti-nuclear activists are concerned about the age-degraded atomic reactor.

“The hostage takers demanded a ransom for ratepayers. MPSC did not agree to the full amount demanded. So the hostage takers have refused to release the hostages,”said Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist at Maryland-based Beyond Nuclear.

“Given the stake for public health, safety and the environment, Consumers and Entergy are holding residents of the region downwind and downstream hostage to the increasing risk of a meltdown and catastrophic release of hazardous radioactivity.”

Entergy and Consumers announced last December they would shut the plant, replacing the generation with a mix of gas, renewables and energy efficiency. With the closure of five other nuclear plants around the US, Palisades is feeling the pressure to convert.

Illinois and New York approved subsidies to nuclear generators last year, aiming to preserve the carbon-free generation and jobs. Operators are currently pushing for similar deals in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, threatening to shut down plants in those states if supports are not approved, according to Utility Dive.

The Palisades plant employs about 600 workers and has been part of the Van Buren County community since it began generating electricity in 1971. The plant generates about 811 megawatts of virtually carbon-free electricity, enough to power more than 800,000 homes, according to Entergy.

Before announcing the delay closure, Entergy had been preparing for the decommissioning process, which can take up to 60 years and involves long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel and removing radioactive materials from the site.

RT2013/5/17
Radioactive leak found at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Investigators have discovered a half-inch long crack around a nozzle on one of the tanks of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, and have attributed the crack to the water leakage that spilled radioactive water into Lake Michigan on May 5.

The plant, which is located on the shore of the great lake and operated by Entergy, was shut down after the water tank exceeded its site threshold and leaked. Authorities say the crack led to about 79 gallons of “slightly radioactive water” spilling from the Palisades plant into the lake, WOOD-TV reports.

The leak came from a 300,000-gallon injection and refueling tank, which floods and cools the nuclear reactor with borated water during refueling outages. It also removes heat from the reactor when there is a loss of coolant by sourcing the safety injection system.

This month’s incident marks the second time the injection and refueling tank leaked, and caused the ninth shutdown of the plant since September 2011. Since 2012, the plant shut down six times as a result of leaks.

It took operators about a week and a half to find the source of the leak. But even though authorities acknowledged that the leaking water was radioactive, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission claims that this poses no risk to the local community, since it is was diluted.

“The NRC’s radiation dose limits are based on scientific studies and have not been shown to cause harmful health effects,” NRC spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng told MLive. “The NRC regularly reviews new information to make sure the agency’s limits are optimal for protecting public health. But this was an unplanned release that should not have happened.”

The NRC says the assessed dose to the public was 0.002 percent of the federal limit. The maximum dose to the public is limited to 0.1 rem per year. But because the Palisades plant has been shut down nine times since September 2011 and has frequently leaked in the past, Americans have expressed deep concern over the lack of safety that repeatedly causes problems in the lakeside Covert Township, Mich.

David Lochbaum, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ nuclear safety project, told MLive that it is unacceptable for the plant to suffer repeated leaks, and that Entergy should repair it properly rather than continuously patching up leaks. The NRC mandates plant owners to find and fix all safety hazards.

“Applying Band-Aid fixes every few months is not complying with this federal regulation,” he said. “The NRC must take steps to ensure that a federal regulation developed to protect public health and safety is consistently being met rather than consistently being violated. ‘Patch and restart’ may be great for generating revenue, but it is very bad for public safety.”

Congressman Fred Upton, the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce,on Mondaytook a tour of the plant and announced that it will remain shut down until officials are sure it is safe to re-start. He said 10 of the tank’s nozzles are currently being upgraded and he will return to re-examine the plant before it is restarted.
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シリアが米国主導軍の戦争犯罪の停止と国外への追放を国連に要求

ロシアとシリアが米国主導軍の戦争犯罪の証拠を集めながら非難を強めてきていましたが、国連安保理に提起です。ロシア軍は米国主導軍の動きを克明に把握しています。証拠はいくらでもあります。
米国がISIS撃退のためシリアで戦っているなどとツイートしていた論者は恥を知るべきです。

RT2017/9/28
Damascus urges UN to stop US-led coalition ‘war crimes’ & to expel alliance from Syria
The UN Security Council should take “urgent measures” to stop the atrocities and human rights violations committed in Syria by the US-led coalition, the Syrian foreign ministry has said, denouncing the coalition and its unwelcome presence as “illegal.”

Damascus has demanded a halt in the “systematic” US-led airstrikes which the government believes only aids the terrorists while at the same time claiming endless civilian lives and destroying homes and vital infrastructure in Syria, SANA reported.

In identical foreign ministry letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council, Damascus highlighted two recent examples of the “illegal” and destructive power of US-led air raids.

Damascus said the international coalition’s jets used white phosphorus bombs to strike the outskirts of al-Sour town, located in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ez-zor province. At least three civilians were killed in the bombardment, with five others wounded. Wednesday’s strike also destroyed a number of homes and other structures.

While white phosphorus and similar incendiary weapons against residential areas are banned under Protocol III of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), its use against combatants is not specifically banned, which allows some nations, including the US, to deploy such munitions in war zones.

Human Rights groups repeatedly condemned the use of such weapons by the US-led coalition in both Iraq and Syria and urged the parties to desist from using white phosphorus bombs in populated areas.

In an incident a day earlier, the letter noted, US-led jets conducted strikes on Markada town, in southern al-Hasakah Governorate, in northeastern Syria. At least three Syrian civilians were killed in addition to six members of an Iraqi family which settled in Syria after fleeing the battle of Mosul in the neighboring country.

Calling the coalition’s attacks “war crimes and crimes against humanity,” the Syrian government believes the US-led bombardment only aids the terrorists on the ground.

The letters also reminded UN diplomats that roughly a year ago, US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces positions near then-besieged Deir ez-Zor, killing over 60 troops which paved the way for an Islamic State offensive immediately after the strike. After initial denials, the US said the series of strikes, conducted for over an hour, were carried out by “mistake.”

The ministry also underlined that some members of the US-led coalition supports the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group financially and logistically.

Syria has reiterated its call for the US-led coalition to be dissolved. The letters also renewed Damascus' demand for the UN Security Council to take immediate action to stop the “barbarous crimes” and “gross violations” of international law.

Damascus also urged members of the coalition – at least those who genuinely respect human rights and international law – to leave the American-led alliance.

Syria “calls on these countries, which we got used to hearing their voices and demands for an end of all forms of aggression and for respect of human rights and the international humanitarian law, to withdraw from this coalition that has marred [these countries’] reputation and shed plenty of the Syrians’ blood in their name,” the communique read.
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まこさんの海外旅行体感情報

2017/9/28、まこさんの投稿。引用開始。

私も機会があればなるべく国外へ出ています。
このところ帯状疱疹とヘルペスに悩まされています。
帯状疱疹は象の皮膚のように汚くなっています。

昨年、中国の旧満州地域、大連からハルピンまで新幹線沿いに旅しましたら九日間で、跡形もなく綺麗に治りました。
日本の空港に着いた途端、再発しましたが。

中国でも香港、広州、山東省あたりはダメでした。
台湾は若干良いように感じますが、台北上空に何らかの汚染があるようで、飛行機の中でいつも具合が悪くなります。

今年フィリピンに行きましたが、ちょうど福島の風下になった時期で、日本にいる時より帯状疱疹が悪化しました。

マレーシアは植物状態からすると汚染は感じられませんでした。
タイ、カンボジアは若干汚染を感じました。
いずれも体調悪化はしないけど良くなる程でもない。
長期滞在すれば良くなるかもしれません。

イギリスは若干汚染あり。
バリ島はかなり汚染あり。

今のところ、中国東北部が私の貴重なデトックス地域になっています。

・・・引用終わり・・・

大変驚きました。管理人の机上評価と一致します。

@ 中国の香港、広州、山東省あたり
福島第一原発事故時に濃度は高くなかったと見られるもののプルームがかかかった地域ですし、原発もあります。

A 台湾
台湾は北部の沿海部一箇所に原発が集中しています。台北は影響が出ているときもあると判断しています。石垣、宮古は影響範囲内。

B フィリピンは福島第一原発事故時に濃度の高いプルームが届いています。「ちょうど福島の風下になった時期」でもあったのかもしれませんが、汚染がありうると見ています。

C タイ、カンボジア、マレーシア
インドシナ半島は、福島第一原発事故時のプルームが届いています。ベトナム、ラオス、タイ、カンボジアは確実。インドネシアにも届いているようです。バリ島については汚染を疑わせる情報があります。マレーシアは特異地域かもしれません。ミャンマー辺りが境目かもしれません。

D イギリスは強い汚染ありと管理人は考えています。欧州全体汚染ありと考えたほうが良いでしょう。欧州産食品は注意が必要です。

E マコさんの投稿にはありませんが、韓国は強い汚染あり。韓国産食品は注意が必要です。ソウル市内の空間線量率が高いとされています。

F ロシア沿海州には汚染があります。中国東北部の汚染が少ないとの体感情報ですから大陸の奥深くまでは到達しなかったということでしょう。ありうることだと考えます。


まこさんには、南米、そして北米、豪州、NZにも体感調査をお願いしたいところですが・・・。

とりあえずありがとうございます。

管理人は、東南アジアでも甲状腺異常が多発しているはずと見ています。その恐れはさらに強くなりました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:20| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

とうとう始まったな どこでより早く強く顕在化しているのかな

厚生労働省全国人口動態統計速報による出生死亡比率の変化度合いの測定
2009/1から2010/12の平均を基準として2016/8から2017/7の平均を指数化
赤は0.75未満、紫色が0.775未満、水色が0.80未満。
出生死亡比率=出生数÷死亡数だから、この比率の低下が大きいほど新生児が減り死亡者が増えている度合いが強いことになる。

神奈川と千葉が悪い。



SPM分析で福島第一原発事故による健康被害を東日本に限定して考察することは不適当なことが分かった。

岐阜が低いが岐阜のSPM濃度は高かった。岐阜産野菜に黄色信号。東海は全般的に要注意。

時間の経過とともに先行的に出生数が減少してきている。このため人口の年齢構成で若い人の多い地域、これまで人口の再生産を主に担ってきた地域での出生死亡比率の低下度合いが激しい。

群馬、埼玉、千葉、神奈川の2011/3/12から3/31の日平均SPM濃度を比較すると、次のようになる。

千葉のSPM濃度は、埼玉とほぼ同じだが人口の指数が劣っているのは濃厚汚染が生じた地域があるためと見られる。

神奈川は、3/15、3/16、3/26以降のSPM濃度が他よりかなり高くなっている。神奈川では、急死、甲状腺異常の事例が多く、埼玉、千葉で難病発症の事例が聞かれる。
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