Latest From The Pen Of Philippe Leroux: ‘X-Rays and Nuclear Fumbles’ (via The Crisis Jones Report)

What level of x-ray exposure is safe? Over the last roughly one hundred years, the amount of such radiation considered dangerous has been changed repeatedly and always downward. This article is critical of the nuclear industry and its reaction to an x-ray exposure at one of the facilities.

Now, there is some evidence that there is no safe level. I have included a brief quote from Wikipedia evidencing that point of view. If you are interested in the medical safety of x-rays, I found a wonderful site put up by the University of Oklahoma which I link to here.

From WikipediaDiagnostic X-rays (primarily from CT scans due to the large dose used) increase the risk of developmental problems and cancer in those exposed.[28][29][30] X rays are classified as a carcinogen by both the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer and the U.S. government.[26][31] It is estimated that 0.4% of current cancers in the United States are due to computed tomography (CT scans) performed in the past and that this may increase to as high as 1.5-2% with 2007 rates of CT usage.[32]

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Latest From The Pen Of Philippe Leroux: 'X-Rays and Nuclear Fumbles' By: Philippe Leroux For: The Crisis Jones Report – July 11, 2011 X-rays happen to be considered a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and the illegitimate U.S. government. The International Atomic Energy Agency considers X-rays generally harmless. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission echoes the same what doesn’t kill you now must be safe sentiment. Given the eugenicist mindset of the WHO and Rome on the Potomac, one tends to believe them whe … Read More

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Japan: green tea exports banned due to high radiation levels (via The Crisis Jones Report)

I present a new post from the ever crusading web site, The Crisis Jones Report. I want to remind my readers that the crisis continues. Fukushima is going to be with us for years and the crisis continues with bad things happening almost daily generating more solid evidence of government and industry incompetence. That the Japanese Prime Minister survived a confidence vote was astonishing.

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Japan: green tea exports banned due to high radiation levels The Japanese government has banned shipments of green tea leaves in four regions after high levels of radioactive caesium were found. Workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant are shielded with tarps  Photo: AP By Danielle Demetriou in Tokyo 7:00AM BST 03 Jun 2011 A swathe of Japan’s tea making regions including parts of Tochigi, Chiba and Kanagawa prefecture as well as the whole of Ibaraki were included within the ban, according to the Ministry of … Read More

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Japan, Not TEPCO, Liable For Nuclear Damage, Official Says (via crisisjones)

Well, this is interesting. The TEPCO company’s unionized workers are calling for the government to assume responsibility for the costs of the disaster. There are those that claim the disaster could not have been anticipated.

This is just sad. After TEPCO is drained, the Japanese government will have to assume the costs. But there is no way that TEPCO should be able to escape its mammoth incompetence. The Japanese government is also incompetent and also deserves a great deal of blame but governments do not disappear with as little trouble as an incompetent corporation with a loyal but misguided body of workers.

James Pilant

Japan, Not TEPCO, Liable For Nuclear Damage, Official Says AFP / NEWSCORE Last Updated: 3:35 PM, May 2, 2011 Posted: 3:34 PM, May 2, 2011 Read more: PARIS — The head of the Japanese employers’ federation on Monday defended Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, saying the state and not the company should compensate disaster victims. Hiromasa … Read More

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