By Dr Mark Sircus
International Medical Veritas Assn.
“I think there is a role for safe nuclear power,” says Dr. David J. Brenner directs the Center for Radiological Research. He is the expert brought out by the New York Times to confuse everyone. Is there really such a thing as safe nuclear power? How anyone can say that after this latest nuclear accident is beyond comprehension.
Brenner knows that radiation kills people and has even calculated how many people a year the United States Government is killing with their airport radiation scanners. He calculates 100 people die and has testified before Congress about this danger and harm.
The Times tells us that he has published research showing that CT scans increase the cancer risk in children. Dr. Brenner believes, as all true blue scientists do, that even low doses increase the risk of cancer, and that there is no “safe” level or threshold below which the risk does not rise. “But for all his concern about potential harm from radiation, he does not foresee a public health disaster resulting from the crisis at Fukushima Daiich,” the Times had the audacity to print.
So on the day after plutonium is being reported leaking from the nuclear plant the Times pushes this doctor out on stage to tell everyone to relax there is no problem, it’s safe and we can sound the all clear sirens. I really hope that Brenner has a hard time sleeping tonight or forces the Times to do a retraction. Perhaps someone paid him off yesterday knowing that some big guns need to be brought out to calm the crowds after the plutonium report.
Plutonium – used in the fuel mix for one of the six reactors – has been found in soil at the plant, but not at levels that threaten human health, officials say over and over. I did not know there was such thing as safe levels of plutonium did you? A by-product of atomic reactions and also used in nuclear bombs, plutonium is highly carcinogenic and one of the most dangerous substances on the planet at the lowest levels we can imagine.
“Plutonium is a substance that’s emitted when the temperature is high, and it’s also heavy and so does not leak out easily,” said agency deputy director Hidehiko Nishiyamaat a news conference.”So if plutonium has emerged from the reactor that tells us something about the damage to the fuel. And if it has breached the original containment system, it underlines the gravity and seriousness of this accident.” The discovery probably means there is a breach in the reactor’s containment mechanism.
It is two weeks and all we hear is its safe – safe – safe! Never in the history of the news have so many lies been spit out so fast. It is a betrayal against humanity and it’s in full progress. The fact is that there never has been and never will be a safe level of nuclear radiation. Crimes against humanity are being conducted in print because the danger is spreading with no legitimate suggestions given to people in terms of how to best protect themselves.
Also see Health Effects of Plutonium (IEER, 1997)