Iran may exit nuclear deal in coming weeks – Deputy FM

Iran may exit nuclear deal in coming weeks – Deputy FM
The Iran nuclear deal is in “intensive care” and it’s possible that Tehran will have to withdraw from the pact if an agreement cannot be reached with its European signatories, the country’s deputy FM Abbas Araghchi has warned.

Iran wants to preserve the deal but adjustments need to be made as a result of Washington’s decision to withdraw from the landmark accord, Abbas Araghchi said in an interview to Euronews. The deal has “lost its balance” due to the US withdrawal, he added, so “if Europeans, and other remaining participants of the JCPOA are interested in Iran remaining in the deal, they should compensate [for] the absence of the US, and the re-imposition of US sanctions.”

Tehran has repeatedly stated that it wants to salvage the deal, but has expressed frustration over European proposals for preserving the accord. Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to save the deal after the US withdrawal were not acceptable to Tehran. “If it continues like this, all sides will lose,” Salehi said.

The European Union is considering a range of options to help breathe life into the faltering deal. Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s chief diplomat, said in May that the bloc was considering deepening Europe’s economic ties with Iran, shielding banking transactions with Tehran, and maintaining Iranian oil and gas purchases – as well as using EU finance to boost investment in the Middle East country. Like Araghchi, she likened the nuclear deal to “a relative in intensive care.”

But the desire of some European states to widen the scope of the accord has angered Tehran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have been trying to broaden the terms of the agreement to cover Iran’s ballistic missile program and involvement in regional conflicts. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in June that “limiting our missile development is a dream that will never come true.”

Tehran has repeatedly warned that the deal’s collapse will prompt it to bolster its uranium-enrichment program. In June, Khamenei ordered the AEOI to prepare the Natanz facility for resuming the enrichment process. The installation is expected to be ready to house 60 enrichment centrifuges in a month, according to Iranian officials. The decision to resume the enrichment process does not violate the 2015 agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the country is allowed to enrich small amounts of uranium for medical and research purposes. However, if the deal collapses, Tehran says it will reopen a second uranium-enrichment facility in Fordow.

In May, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal. He called the historic accord – which saw Iran curbing its nuclear military program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions – deeply flawed and demanded a revised deal that would both limit Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its increasing influence in regional affairs.
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シリア国連大使の発言 このとおりです 間違いありません

※ the Lemniscat @theLemniscat氏の0:44 - 2018年6月21日のツイート

19 June 2018
Syria's Jaafari: We won't forget how many European countries under the pretext of human rights, good governance and the rule of law have exported Jihadi terrorists and supplied them with everything imaginable including weapons, to destroy countries and communities

シリアのジャファリ(国連大使): 我々は、多くの欧州諸国が人権の名目で、良い統治と法の支配の名目で、Jihadi テロリストを輸出し、そして国とコミュニティを破壊するために彼らに武器を含む考えうるあらゆるものを供給したことを決して忘れない。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:42| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

東海第二の再稼働に反対 水戸市議会が意見書可決


※ 古井丸 友宏 @mjjkoi2399氏の2018/6/22のツイート

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/22のツイート

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/21のツイート

※ rima @risa_mama117氏の2018/6/21のツイート
東京新聞(6/20):東海第二の再稼働に反対 水戸市議会が意見書可決http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/list/201806/CK2018062002000126.html …「水戸市議会は19日、現時点での再稼働を認めないとする意見書を賛成多数で可決した。

東海第二 再稼働反対意見書可決 割れた保守 賛成や退席
 水戸市議会が十九日に可決した日本原子力発電(原電)東海第二原発(東海村)の現時点での再稼働に反対する意見書。自民などの保守系を含め、公明、共産、社民の市議十七人が賛成する中、保守系などの七人が退席し棄権。電力労組などでつくる連合が支援する国民民主の議員が反対した。会派に関係なく、対応が分かれた。 (酒井健、山下葉月)


東海第二のブローアウトパネルの部分(?) 以下の画像はGoogle Mapから。




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
茨城3 取手市 0.94 1.00 -0.06 -0.25 -0.31
静岡2 藤枝市 0.92 1.03 -0.11 -0.19 -0.30
秋田2 大館市 0.95 1.02 -0.07 -0.20 -0.27
静岡6 沼津市 0.96 1.04 -0.08 -0.19 -0.27
静岡7 西区 0.90 1.01 -0.11 -0.16 -0.27
茨城4 ひたちなか市 0.96 1.06 -0.09 -0.17 -0.26
茨城5 日立市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.19 -0.25

静岡1 葵区 0.97 1.02 -0.05 -0.19 -0.24
静岡5 富士市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.17 -0.23
茨城2 神栖市 0.97 1.05 -0.09 -0.14 -0.22
静岡8 中区 0.98 1.04 -0.07 -0.14 -0.21
静岡4 清水区 0.93 1.01 -0.08 -0.12 -0.21
茨城7 古河市 0.96 1.03 -0.06 -0.13 -0.19
茨城1 水戸市 0.99 1.03 -0.03 -0.15 -0.18

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/22のツイート
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:24| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

月城原発で冷却水漏れ 作業員が被ばく

[ⓒ 中央日報/中央日報日本語版]2018年06月14日11時23分



トリチウムは、半減期 12.32年


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:23| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故


※ Bo McCarthy @jackiemopsy
Ursula Haverbeck
"The Hooton Plan and the migrant Crisis"
「ホートン計画と難民危機」 日本語字幕付き


この89歳の女性 Ursula Haverbeck氏が収監期日になっても刑務所に出頭しなかったというニュースです。すごい、やる!!


※ bo @jackiemopsy氏の2018/5/7のツイート
Ursula is now on the run.
She did not show up for her prison sentence given to her for questioning holocaust.




Deutsche Welle 07.05.2018
'Nazi Grandma,' sentenced for denying Holocaust, fails to show up at German prison

The search is on for Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed the "Nazi Grandma," after she failed to turn up to begin her jail term. The serial Holocaust denier has been sentenced to two years in jail for incitement.

Authorities in western Germany arrested serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck on Monday after the 89-year-old failed to show up at prison last week to start her sentence.

Haverbeck was handed a two-year jail term for incitement by denying the mass murder of millions of Jews during the Nazi era in Germany.

Haverbeck, who German media often refers to as the "Nazi Grandma," has never spent time in prison despite several previous convictions for denying the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis between 1941 and 1945.

She was supposed to start her prison sentence on Wednesday in the town of Bielefeld.

'Looking for her'

The International Auschwitz Committee said on Sunday it hoped Ursula Haverbeck would soon be in prison.

"One can only hope that the judiciary and police are urgently looking for her," said Christoph Heubner, the executive vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee.

German newspaper Westfalen-Blatt reported that Haverbeck's home in Vlotho in central Germany seemed empty for days with mail piling up in front of the door.

'Nazi grandma' on the run after failing to start 2-year prison term for Holocaust denial
An arrest warrant for an 89-year-old woman, who failed to show up to begin her two-year prison sentence for “inciting the German people to holocaust denial,” was issued by German authorities on Monday.

Dubbed the “Nazi Grandma” by German media, prolific Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced to two years behind bars in August 2017 after losing her appeal to reverse a 10-month sentence she received earlier that year. She was initially charged with sedition and incitement after publishing several articles denying the Holocaust in a right-wing newspaper, Stimme des Reiches (Voices of the Reich).

Haverbeck was supposed to start her prison sentence on Wednesday in the town of Bielefeld.

Local media reported that Haverbeck’s home in central Germany appeared to be empty, with uncollected mail piling up at the front door. Haverbeck has been prosecuted numerous times for her unorthodox beliefs, including that notorious concentration camp Auschwitz was a labor camp that had no gas chambers.

Despite being previously convicted of violating Germany’s strict laws against Holocaust denial, the octogenarian has yet to serve time in prison. Her late husband, Werner Georg Haverbeck, was an active member of the Nazi party, and the couple later founded a right-wing education center called Collegium Humanum. The center was banned in 2008.

During the trial of former SS sergeant Oskar Groening, who was convicted in 2015 of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz, Haverbeck described the Holocaust as “the biggest and most sustainable lie in history.” The statement later landed her in court.

The International Auschwitz Committee said on Sunday that it hopes Haverbeck will soon be apprehended and sent to prison.

"One can only hope that the judiciary and police are urgently looking for her," said Christoph Heubner, the executive vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee, as cited by DW.

アウシュビッツにガス室があったか? これは今なお議論を呼んでいます。青酸ガスを使った場合、それが漏れたりすると看守の側も死にます。そんなに気密性の高い建物ではなかったようですし、残存するガス室の青酸をどうやって中和したのかなど疑問もあります。

bo @jackiemopsy氏は、米国居住のまだ若い日本人女性のようです。ホロコーストなどについて研究しているようで彼女のツイートは難解ですが、現時点で何が話題になっているかが分かります。

※ bo @jackiemopsy2017年12月6日
日本人の「識者」A が監獄のウルスラを訪問:

※ bo @jackiemopsy氏の2018/5/8のツイート
(((truther))) : "left / right is ALL fake!! ALL theatre ! it's all just a DIVIDE and rule trap.. wake up sheeple"

Ursula: "the real division is the prison wall between you and me"


※ p @OdNezu氏の2018/6/21のツイート
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:43| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

Ex-Health Minister: UK Government Officials Tried to Dodge Inquiry into 800 Deaths at Single Hospital

Ex-Health Minister: UK Government Officials Tried to Dodge Inquiry into 800 Deaths at Single Hospital
TEHRAN (FNA)- A former health minister accused government officials of trying to evade a public inquiry into the suspicious deaths of 833 patients at one hospital in England in 2002.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb said he suspected a “conspiracy” among officials as they attempted to reject an inquiry into the deaths of mainly elderly patients allegedly linked to Dr. Jane Barton, The Independent reported.

He added that his intervention at the last moment allowed the subsequent launch of the probe into circumstances around the incidents at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Many of the patients were prescribed high doses of morphine to “keep them quiet” on overstretched wards, according to the report.

It also noted that the £13m inquiry focused on the death certificates signed by Barton (pictured below).

A number of other investigations, which predated the inquiry, were carried out by police, prosecutors, the National Health Service and the General Medical Council, but all of them failed to satisfy families.

Some of the families have said that the circumstances around the deaths at the hospital were covered up.

Lamb, who campaigned for a public inquiry into the issue before becoming a minister, also explained how he had to push government civil servants to show him the findings of a report by Professor Richard Baker into patient care.

“I started to ask questions internally. I asked to see the Professor Baker report and, for two to three months, it wasn’t forthcoming,” he told BBC Newsnight.

“We then went away on holiday in the summer of 2013. Late at night one evening, I just happened to switch on my iPad and I saw an email from my private secretary, which said they were going to publish the Baker report the next day, and that they would announce there would be no public inquiry," he said.

“I was incandescent about this. I immediately sensed that there might have been a conspiracy to cover this up whilst I was out of the country – to this day I don’t know whether it was cockup or coverup,” he added.

Lamb replied to the email, saying that the announcement should not go out until he arrived back. Following his return, he met officials and told them that there had to be an inquiry.

The officials told him that they sought the permission of another minister, who was quite unfamiliar with the case, to make the announcement in his absence.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said, “The government, along with local NHS organizations and authorities, will receive a copy of the report [on Wednesday] and we expect the findings to be studied closely and carefully by all relevant parties.”

It is also expected that British Prime Minister Theresa May will refer to the finding during Prime Minister’s Questions later on Wednesday, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt also expected to give a statement.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

UAE Sexually Torture Yemeni Prisoners

UAE Sexually Torture Yemeni Prisoners
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Associated Press (AP) revealed in a report that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tortured Yemeni prisoners across 18 prisons in Yemen.

Hundreds of Yemeni prisoners were subject to sexual abuse in Southern Yemen, where the UAE focuses its foreign policy in Yemen. Fifteen UAE officers ordered Yemeni prisoners to undress and lie down for anal cavity checks, claiming they were looking for contraband mobile phones. The Yemeni prisoners who resisted were beaten until they bled, and threatened with barking dogs.

Hundreds of other detainees suffered similar sexual abuse on 10 March at Beir Ahmed prison in Southern Yemen, Aden, according to seven witnesses who spoke to the AP.

Despite countless human rights reports detailing abuse in Yemen, Marine Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway, Pentagon Spokesperson, announced that “US forces are required to report credible allegations of detainee abuse. We have received no credible allegations that would substantiate the allegations put forth in your line of question/story”.

US officials have acknowledged that American forces receive intelligence from UAE partners and have participated in interrogations in Yemen.

Witnesses told The Associated Press that Yemeni guards working under the direction of UAE officers used various methods of sexual torture and humiliation. Detainees were raped while other guards recorded the abuse on their mobile phones. Detainees had their genitals electrocuted and rocks hung from their testicles, and others were abused with wooden and steel poles.

“They strip you naked, then tie your hands to a steel pole from the right and the left so you are spread open in front of them. Then the sodomising starts,” one father of four stated.

The detainees smuggled letters and drawings to the AP describing the sexual abuse.

Of the five prisons, AP located, four of them are in Aden, Southern Yemen.

“One is at the Buriqa base – the headquarters for the Emirati forces. A second is at the house of Shallal Shaye, the Aden security chief closely allied with the UAE, and a third is at a nightclub-turned-prison called Wadah. The fourth is at Beir Ahmed, where the March atrocities occurred”, the AP investigation read.

US personnel have been seen at the Buriqa base, along with Colombian mercenaries, according to two prisoners and two security officials.

The detainees could not say whether the Americans, some of whom wear military uniforms, are members of the US government or mercenaries.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 to reinstall Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement in late March that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then.

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Malaysia Mulls Withdrawing Troops from Saudi Arabia

Malaysia Mulls Withdrawing Troops from Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Malaysian government announced that it is considering withdrawing forces deployed in Saudi Arabia.

“Malaysia has always adopted a neutral policy and does not favour any political ideology of the world’s major powers”, Malaysian Bernama news agency quoted Malaysian Defence Minister Mohammed Sabu as saying.

He added that “the Malaysian government is actively involved in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and has even been its chairman”.

The Malaysian Defence Minister said in a statement that his country’s forces did not participate in the war in Yemen or in operations against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) while deployed in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Monitor reported.

Sabu expressed his country’s readiness to evacuate Malaysian citizens from Yemen in the event of a crisis.

The Defence Minister did not provide any information on the number of Malaysian troops deployed in Saudi Arabia.

マレーシア首相サウジ王室から 2013年にUSD 約7億ドルの寄付を受ける

氏名 就任 退任 政党
マハティール・ビン・モハマド 1981年7月16日 2003年10月31日 UMNO
アブドラ・バダウィ 2003年10月31日 2009年4月3日 UMNO
ナジブ・ラザク 2009年4月3日 2018年5月10日 UMNO
マハティール・ビン・モハマド 2018年5月10日 現職 PPBN

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:42| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Russian FM: Moscow Disagrees with US Claims of UNHRC's Hostility Toward Israel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow hopes that the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is not final.

"We hope that this decision is not final, that the United States will nevertheless reaffirm its commitment to the United Nations, especially in such an important area as human rights. As you know, the United States considers itself to be champions in this area, and, if so, they should have arguments that allow them to work in the Human Rights Council, including with those members who promote initiatives or ideas that go against the US approach," Lavrov stated, RIA Novosti reported.

He told a press conference after talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Russia disagreed with the US claims of the UNHRC being biased against Israel.

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the United States had decided to suspend its membership in the UNHRC. She also denounced the organization as hypocritical, saying that it was biased against Israel and protected countries that allegedly abused human rights, such as Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China and Venezuela.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that the UN regrets the US decision to withdraw because of the important role the organization plays in protecting human rights around the world.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has also reacted on the US decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, saying that this news is "disappointing, if not really surprising".

Washington quits UN Human Rights Council, but the reason is not 'bias against Israel'
This week, the US took the unprecedented step of announcing its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council - a day after America's worsening migrant crisis fell on the radar of the global body. Partisan politics is to blame.

The Trump administration has a tough message for the global community. To quote John Bolton, US national security adviser: “We don’t need advice from the UN… on how to govern ourselves.”

In yet another sign of the Trump administration's ongoing alienation from the rest of the world - aside from its newfound relations with the communist state of North Korea - it was announced on Tuesday that Washington is formally withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, basking in the afterglow of American exceptionalism and self-righteousness, said the US "will not take lectures from hypocritical bodies and institutions, as America…selflessly gives its blood and treasure to help the defenseless."

Exactly what "lectures" he was speaking about will become clearer a bit later.

Pompeo went on to lament the fact that the UNHRC includes among its 47 members "authoritarian governments" with "abhorrent human rights records." He specifically called out China, Cuba and Venezuela by name, as did UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. But it seems Pompeo conspicuously failed to mention one of the world's top violators of human rights, Saudi Arabia. Worse, the US has actually allied with in a brutal military operation in Yemen where thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and injured.

The untouchable House of Saud, however, was not the only valuable US ally to escape US recrimination over human rights. Towards the end of his short statement, Pompeo expressed support for one of Washington's leading partners, upbraiding the Council's "bias against Israel," which he labeled as "unconscionable." Haley then took the podium to announce that her year-long efforts to "reform" the UN watchdog had failed, as if that were her job duty. She went on to rebuke the UNHRC as a "cesspool of political bias" that has "disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel."

At this point, the question needs asked: 'why now'? Why the sudden decision to yank the US out of a critical international organization devoted to protecting human rights at this particular time? After all, Israel has been the subject of intense criticism for many years with regards to its handling of the 'Palestinian crisis.' This includes condemnation for its protracted blockade of Gaza, where some 1.8 million Palestinians remain confined in what has been dubbed the world's largest open-air prison. The situation is not much better in the West Bank, which has been effectively demarcated with a security barrier that Israel insists is necessary to prevent acts of terrorism. Palestinians, on the other hand, refer to the barrier as an 'apartheid wall'.

Criticism over the mishandling of the Middle East conflict reached fever pitch last month as Trump saw through his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This explosive act effectively destroyed any hope for a 'two-state solution' since the Palestinians had been counting on East Jerusalem to serve as the capital of its future state. In the ensuing protests that predictably erupted during the opening ceremony of the new embassy, Israeli forces used live ammo against Palestinians in Gaza, killing dozens and injuring hundreds.Naturally, the US and Israel would prefer that the UNHRC 'reform' its methods and ignore such disturbing episodes, turning its attention instead to other places where human rights are at risk. And that is exactly what happened just the day before the US announced its decision to leave the UNHRC. On Monday, during the opening ceremony of the UNHRC session in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, gave a farewell statement following four long years at the helm of the UN watchdog. In his 45-minute speech, Israel was never mentioned. But the United States - much to its surprise - was.

Zeid delivered a harsh parting shot at US migrant policy under the Trump administration, which he said is willing to "punish children for their parents' actions" as some 2,000 children have been reportedly separated from their parents in the past six weeks. Calling the practice "cruel," the diplomat from Jordan quoted an official from the American Association of Pediatrics who called it "government-sanctioned child abuse."

"The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid concluded.

Now, can it be just coincidence that the very next day, Mike Pompeo and Nikki Haley were announcing Washington's withdrawal from the international body? That seems highly unlikely. Although the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked the practice of separating children from their parents caught entering the US illegally, Zeid's comments seem to have been a criticism too far - as far as the Trump administration is concerned.

At this point, it is vital to keep in mind the highly volatile political situation in the US, which is entering one of its most decisive election cycles in many years. In November, Americans – who have rarely been more divided along political lines - will cast their vote in the congressional midterm elections, the outcome of which can literally mean – despite Robert Mueller's laughable failure to produce a smoking gun in his 'Russiagate' probe - the political survival of Donald Trump. Indeed, if Democrats can grab a majority in Congress there is talk they may invoke impeachment proceedings against one of the most divisive leaders in US history.

Needless to say, the very last thing the Republicans need in an election year is for the UNHRC to demand monitoring of the migrant situation on the US-Mexico border, where videos have surfaced of children being held in massive warehouse-like facilities (one is reportedly an old Wal-Mart store) inside of chain-link fence enclosures. It has been reported that some 2,300 children are thought to have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border since the White House announced its "zero tolerance" policy. That is the sort of scandal that could wreak havoc in an election. And the Democrats know it, and are milking the situation for every single tear they can.

However, the anguish being expressed on the part of the Democrats is dripping with hypocrisy and political opportunism when it is considered that, as political analyst Darius Shahtahmasebi argued rhetorically on these pages, the US "has had a longstanding foreign policy of separating thousands of children from their parents on a daily basis." Both US political parties have been guilty of "separating thousands of children from their families using explosive devices, not detention centers," he added.

This is a fact that many people on both sides of the gaping US political divide will never have to contemplate for long, especially now that the US is planning to end its membership in the UNHRC. The US is intentionally complicating the situation when it blames the UN for being too harsh with Israel as its reasoning for quitting the watchdog. The simple fact is that the US has been called out for serious rights violations against children. Period. But instead of accepting blame honorably, it calls it quits and goes home as quickly as a child losing at a ball game. Sadly, such behavior on both sides of the US political aisle can be chalked up to political brinkmanship in the ongoing struggle for ultimate power. In the end, it will be the defenseless people in the world that will pay the heaviest price.


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サンケイ 2018.6.19 07:07更新
避難区域外、線量測定機器を撤去へ 月末から国が説明会 福島










Nuclear power kills! Nuclear Regulatory Commission cancelled its nuclear site cancer study
Chris Busby  The Ecologist Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:25 UTC
The US's Nuclear Regulatory Commission just cancelled its study into cancer near nuclear plants citing the 'excessive cost' of $8 million, writes Chris Busby. Of course that's rubbish - similar studies in the UK have been carried out for as little as £600 per site, and in any case $8 million is small change for the NRC. The real reason is to suppress the unavoidable conclusion: nuclear power kills.

After spending some $1.5 million and more than five years on developing strategies to answer the question of increases of cancer near nuclear facilities, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week reported that they would not continue with the process. They would knock it on the head [1].

This poisoned chalice has been passed between the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the NRC since 2009 when public and political pressure was brought to bear on the USNRC to update a 1990 study of the issue, a study which was widely seen by the public to be a whitewash.

The NCR quickly passed the unwelcome task up to the NAS. It requested that the NAS provide an assessment of cancer risks in populations living 'near' the NRC-licenced nuclear facilities that utilize and process Uranium. This included 104 operating nuclear reactors in 31 States and 13 fuel cycle facilities in operation in 10 States.





Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center

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