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   WEEK 39 1997


   Russian authorities have confiscated 3,8 kilo uranium, arrested several persons said to have attempted to sell the very radioactive material.
   The material of Uranium-238 was found in a metal cylinder in the home of an unemployed man in the city of Ivanov.
   After the breakdown of the Soviet Union material used to make nuclear weapons, has disappeared from power plants and research institutions.
   The politician Aleksandr Lebed said a short while ago that the nations have lost control over 100 atom suitcases.

   WEEK 48 1997


   4 million liters radioactive waste have leaked to the ground under the power plant Hanford, in the state of Washington, USA, as reported by the newspaper Tri - City Herald. The paper quoted a report from the Department of Energy.
   Health authorities are not worried. There are yet no signs that show contamination in the tap water.
   The radioactive waste is expected to reach the Columbia River in about 20 years.

   WEEK 7 1998


   An investigation is instigated at the British nuclear power plant of Sellafield after a leak recently. Two people were exposed to radioactivity during the leak, a plant spokesman confirms.
   They’re now under medical surveillance. Together with 11 others, they were present when a bag with a filter for nuclear waste was ripped open.
   A part of the plant. by the Irish sea, is still sealed off.

   WEEK 12 1998


   Pigeons living close to the British nuclear reprocessing plant of Sellafield, show such high levels of radiation that they should be viewed as flying nuclear waste. This says Greenpeace, who has published new data based on tests of the birds.
   The tests, ratified by an independent french laboratory, show that it’s quite dangerous to ones health to even come close to the birds. The authorities have warned people not to touch or eat pigeons within a distance of 10 miles from the plant.

   WEEK 14 1997


   Containers that’s been in use for 20 years to transport nuclear waste to the nuclear plant of Sellafield, have now been withdrawn. The reason is that the containers weren’t sufficiently secured. Several hundred tons of nuclear waste have been shipped from Germany and Switzerland. In February Scandinavian secretaries of Environment ask Britain for more affirmative action to reduce pollution by the plant.

   WEEK 26 1998


   Radioactive pollution from the nuclear re processing plant of Sellafield in England, is increasing along the Swedish and Norwegian coastline. This is shown in new surveys done by the environmental organization Greenpeace. In the sea outside the Norwegian city of Stavanger, Greenpeace has measured 15 times higher radiation levels of radioactivity compared to that of the early nineties.

   WEEK 41 1998


   The company operating the nuclear reprocessing plant of Dounreay, Scotland, receives severe criticism, in a recent report from the British Atomic Commission. The company, according to the report, hasn’t managed to proceed with the planned closedown of the plant. British authorities have decided to close the plant, but it may not happen before 2003.

   WEEK 43 1998


   A recent independent report, ordered by Greenpeace, claims that the contamination area around the British nuclear plant of Sellafield is as huge and as damaging as that of the plant in Chernobyl in the Ukraine. A 30 kilometers area around Chernobyl is declared «a radioactive wasteland» by the European Atomic Energy Commission and off limits for human beings.
   There are today no such limitations placed upon or around Sellafield.

   WEEK 49 1998


   Discharges of radioactivity into the air from La Hague are still rising due to the reprocessing of more contaminated spent fuel. Despite these large aerial discharges, data on aerial discharges into the area are never published.

   "It's time that we get to know the full truth about the world's largest source of artificial radioactivity", said Diederik Samson of Greenpeace International. "After last year's documentation of marine radioactive discharges, Greenpeace was finally acknowledged by government to be an important independent source of information. We're determined to keep fulfilling this role".

   Greenpeace wants to feed the results from its research into several scientific studies on radioactive pollution around La Hague. These studies were initiated by the French government after scientific evidence of a possible relation between the plant's radioactive pollution and an increase in the number of childhood leukemia cases, was published last year in the British Medical Journal.


   The amount of the radioactive compound Technetium in the sea outside the city of Tromsoe in the northern part of Norway is now four times higher than a year ago. Technetium is one of several radioactive isotopes traced back to European Nuclear plants, among them Sellafield in western England.
   This is a strong tendency found along the entire Norwegian and Swedish coastline.
   - This is a situation that needs to be closely monitored, an official spokesman stated.- Even if the contamination levels are still within acceptable limits, a future escalation may give reason for concern.

   WEEK 50 1998


   A recent study claims that half the population of Northern Europe will get cancer in ten years. It’s the various culprits of increased levels of radioactivity, chemicals and the human body’s reduced defense against diseases that will cause an explosive increase in all kind of diseases and cancer most of all.
   Pollution poisoning humans living in the present society since before birth, is supposedly about to cause something resembling a molecular breakdown in the bodies of the more complex, evolved organisms on the planet. Those at the top of the food chain of a particular ecological system, like humans and other predators and others, are most severely affected, but in time every life form on the planet will feel the effects.
   The report has so far, drawn surprisingly little attention to itself. Other officials, both within government and health, have yet to comment on it.

   WEEK 51 1998


   British authorities have found that it will cost 4.5 billion pounds to close and clean up the nuclear plant in Dounray, Scotland. The plant is set to be closed in 2003. The area, however, will continue to be radioactive for more than a hundred years.
   Norwegian and Swedish authorities have for years protested against he plant because of the radioactive pollution in Scandinavian coastal areas.

   WEEK 5 1999


Many Moscow buildings are radioactive, and so is food on the markets, Russian newspapers report. Several of the radioactive sources are found in scientific and industrial equipment stowed away in cellars and attics and also in schools. Last year 5 tons of radioactive mushroom, berries and fruit were ceased by the authorities from Moscow markets. A major part of the radioactive food originates from areas contaminated after the Chernobyl accident in 1986.

   WEEK 12 1999


   6 «incidents» by the Norwegian nuclear research plant in the city of Halden have, since 1990, been kept secret from official records and not been reported to proper authorities.
   The word «incident» is generally used by officials in nuclear plants concerning what they deem smaller accidents, a practice not shared by any other industrial venture.
   People opposing the existence of the plant, are pointing out that it’s situated just a little more than 100 meters from the nearest home.

   WEEK 13 1999


   The risk of terrorists using nuclear weapons are increasing, a report from the norwegian institute of foreign policy claims. The reason is better access to necessary radioactive material and easy to get hold of necessary knowledge, and the new terrorist groups.

   WEEK 28 1999


   The number of cancer cases in the thyroid gland among children in the Ukraine, is several times higher than normal 13 years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. An American report is showing that researchers registered 577 children with thyroid gland cancer during the period from 1986 to 1997. During the period from 1981 to 1985, only 59 cases were registered. Children are particularly vulnerable to this type of cancer, when exposed to extensive amounts of radioactive radiation.

   WEEK 30 1999


   A Japanese nuclear power plant was closed today, after a leak of at least 80 tons of feeding water. A major operation is put in motion to clean up the leak and contain it to the immediate environment.
   Leaks are common in all nuclear plants all over the world, but a release of this magnitude is rarely reported.
   Doubts are increasingly being expressed, both in unofficial scientific communities and public forums, about the safety of nuclear plants. And there are also evidence to suggest that power plants «fail» to report both leaks and frequent accidents. Some outspoken critics are claiming that public and private authorities have been protecting the industry from exposure for forty years, while the environment and organisms have been poisoned by tons and tons of radioactive isotopes.
   Since the start of the «nuclear age», the number and gravity of cancer outbreaks have increased along a geometric curve. In the immediate areas surrounding the plants, this tendency have been even more pronounced.

   WEEK 34


   Several thousands workers working in a factory in the state of Kentucky, United States, for 20 years, were not told that they were exposed to lethal levels of radioactive radiation. The factory was producing materials used in the construction of nuclear weapons. In the 1980’s suspiciously high numbers of the workers contracted cancer, far higher numbers than what is considered normal in a given population.


   The radiation befouling Norwegian mountain areas after the Chernobyl accident are disappearing far more slowly than anticipated. Recent research are confirming that both flora and fauna continue to be far above risk levels, 13 years after the fall out.

   WEEK 41 1999


   At least 23 people (a number steadily raising) are sent to hospital after an accident in a private nuclear power plant in Tokaimura 10 miles north of Tokyo, Japanese officials are informing. Radiation levels were 7 to 10 times higher than normal shortly after the accident, at least 4000 times a few hours later. Local authorities are claiming15000. 100 people are evacuated and over one hundred thousand are advised to stay indoors. The uncontrolled reaction continues inside the reactor and has heavily contaminated the entire building and its surroundings.
   The accident has been described as dramatic and one of the worst in Japan ever, by cabinet secretary Hiromo Nonaki.

   WEEK 3 Jan 3rd to 9th 2000


   As much as 57000 homes in southern Germany are deemed dangerous to live in, because of high levels of Radon gas. The risk of getting lung cancer is increased significantly, according to the German Department of Environment. The gas is traced back to the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine 14 years ago and is not a part of the natural background radiation found in some areas.
   As in other countries the radioactive pollution is worse in high altitude areas.

   WEEK 4 January 10th to 16th


Six radioactive «sources» were last year «lost» in Norwegian North Sea oil fields. Three oil wells had to be sealed to isolate the substances. At the bottom of the sealed off wells was found Cesium and Americium with a half life of 30 and 432 years. The Norwegian national radiation protection agency is now warning the oil companies about their use of radioactive materials.
   The oil companies are defending themselves with the fact that this technique is in use in practically every oil field worldwide.

   WEEK 6 January 24th to 30th


   Germany will, after a two year break, be resuming the controversial transport of radioactive material from nuclear plants. The plan is to resume the transport in August this year, the German governmentreports.
   The transports were halted in May 1998 by Helmot Kohl’s Christian Democrat government after the discovery of leaks outside the «safe» containers.
   Critics are now discussing how trustworthy the Social Democratic/Green Party government is on the nuclear power issue. How much of its soul the Green Party has sold, to gain Power...

   WEEK 10 February 21st to 27th


   New reports are uncovering systematic cheating with Plutonium data by the British controversial nuclear plant of Sellafield. Reports from the British Atomic Energy Commission are criticizing security by the plant reprocessing used atomic fuel. The reports are uncovering systematic wrong registering of the skipping of so called «mixed fuel».

   WEEK 13 March 13th to March 19th


   Recent European, American and Australian studies are showing a steady rise in Diabetes cases all over the world. Most pronounced in developed countries, both also clear in the third world. Most pronounced among younger children, but also clear in older children and adults. The rise among children younger than two years old, is especially alarming, according to participating researchers. The studies on Diabetes is consistent with studies on other lifestyle - dependent or lifestyle - enhanced diseases lately. Lifestyle in this case meaning environmental based or originated. Diseases increasingly traceable to general pollution and food «preservatives». The reports vary slightly, but both single-handedly and collectively, they leave little doubt that modern life, with ever more pronounced influence of chemicals and added radioactivity, are slowly dismantling our immune defense system. We’re growing less capable of withstanding various diseases and more dependent on medicine, which in turn, make us even less capable of withstanding diseases.
   The «tendency» was first spotted around 1960, a few years after the first nuclear power plants and the chemical industry started up in earnest. Since then, its progression has long since grown beyond anyone's fear.

   WEEK 17 April 10th to 16th


   The American government will be paying at least several hundred million dollars in compensation to people suffering from radiation injuries in the atomic industry. Disease and death followed in the years after the birth of the extensive atomic industry. A variation of cancer types, amputations and «straight» molecular breakdown, are a few of many examples of the resultant diseases.
   - People were just disintegrating in their seats, family and friends are testifying, have been testifying for years.- We had no idea what caused it at first, but it became apparent after a while. First we tried to tell representatives of the government and were repelled. Then we attempted to tell the public, to warn them of the danger. And subsequently got late visits to our homes. They reminded us of our duty as patriots, and warned us about the consequences if we scoffed that duty. They were very persuasive.
   According to the newspaper Washington Post workers who have developed cancer may receive an amount limited to 100000 dollars. The total costs of the compensations may reach a level of 400 million dollars.
   Which many are arguing, is too little too late, and the raised concerns about the current numerous continuing health risks caused by the nuclear industry, are not abating.

   WEEK 19 April 24th to 30th


   Slowly but surely the last 14 years since April 26th 1986, the staggering and horrible truth has leaked through a veil of secrecy and lies.
   The radiation, during the outbreak of the disaster, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was at the very least 500 times higher than during the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, killed no less than 15000 people, and disabled 50000, during the outbreak and in the 14 years aftermath. These numbers have been adjusted upwards several times since the first, casual reports. There has never been any official death and disabled reports and no effective account of the affected. Officially 3.5 million people developed radiation related diseases. The actual number is seen as far higher. Leukemia, Thyroid Gland cancer, amputations and brain tumors are just a few of many diseases stated as related to the disaster. The number of disabled people has been adjusted upwards every year since 1991.
   Valleys and mountain areas all over Northern Europe has felt the affects of the disaster the last 14 years. What is described by pro nuclear scientists as «minimum amounts of radiation», has led to the same, clear spikes in radiation related diseases, as far away as Norway and Germany. Just not as major and horrible in the sense of numbers, as in the Ukraine.
   The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is still in operation.

   WEEK 49 Nov 20th to 26th 2000


   The nuclear reactor onboard the British submarine "Tireless" was very close to meltdown on May 18th, the British newspaper Sunday Times reports. The disaster was closer than most people like to believe. The British navy has, to this point claimed that it was all "a minor incident". It was instead caused by a fault in the cooling system that could have had far reaching consequences. The truth was revealed last month when an inspection revealed a crack threatening the integrity of the system.

   WEEK 2 January 1st to 7th 2001


   Lately a host of diseases formerly known as the "Gulf-Syndrome" has been re-named the "Balkan-Syndrome".
   Grenades "enhanced" with "depleted" uranium used during the Gulf war ten years ago caused a lot of people, among them a host of American soldiers to develop Leukemia and other cancers. A substantial number has died. To this day the United States government and its military authorities have denied that there is any connection between the unnatural high number of cancer cases and the use of the so-called "DU-ammunition". They have also refused any responsibility for those afflicted.
   The last few years, however, there have been major developments in the case. Recently an abnormal high number of Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Danish soldiers serving in the United Nation battalion in Kosovo following the NATO attack on Serbia, have been contracting cancer as well. Both NATO and American military sources are keeping up the policy of "non-admission", but the evidence is mounting. The Italian government has called for "a thorough investigation into the matter". The issue is no longer one left solely to the American government to decide.
   Soldiers were warned before going to be "cautious" when approaching destroyed tanks and such.
   Many have speculated why American (and British) military are using DU-ammunition. The obvious explanation is the increase in destructive power. But there are also others who believe and claim there are other, murkier explanations.
   The nuclear experiments during the fifties and sixties on soldiers and also the general population are also something American civilian and military authorities have refused to take any sort of responsibility for. On the contrary: A general was caught in the act, so to speak, while saying that "the people of the city of StGeorge, Utah, weren't a very productive part of the population". Nothing is ever been done about the general in question or the fact that a radioactive cloud killed a major part of that area's population. No one is convicted of anything, but has instead been rewarded tons and tons of medals and career opportunities. Experiments on "feeble minded" and prisoners and also parts of the general population, where people were given direct injections of lethal radioactive isotopes. Chemical and bacteriological warfare and experiments on volunteer students for money and scholarships. These facts and more is an integrated part of the Post World War 2 "make up". No one is ever made responsible for any of it.
   And then there is perhaps the most important connection: The ties between the military in nuclear power countries and the corporations owning nuclear power plants. The nuclear industry has always been protected by layers upon layers of secrecy and precisely those excellent relations to the industrial/military complex. Not so strange perhaps, since they're an integrated part of it. Of course. They're a necessity to it.
   It does seem far-fetched, doesn't it, and even insane, to use weapons on their own population, their own soldiers?
   Well, someone will claim that it, and the latest developments, testing people's tolerance to hard radioactivity, is merely a logical extension of an already insane system. And that the last ten years of actions on their part are more than suggesting that they're getting even "bolder".

   WEEK 3 Jan 8th to 14th 2001


   The British environmental protection agency has relented on its demand that the nuclear re-processing plant in Sellafield should reduce its spills with 80 percent during 2001. It says in a statement that they were "swayed by the owner's persuasive economic arguments". The "decision" has caused an outcry of disbelief and protests both domestically and internationally. During its 40+ years of operation the plant christened Windscale, later to be re-christened Sellafield, has made the Irish Sea among the most radioactive marine areas in the world, Pigeons to be dubbed "flying radioactive waste" and number of cancers among the human population in the area surrounding the plant to be far higher than average. The Norwegian and Swedish authorities have also traced its easily recognizable radioactive isotopes to Scandinavian coastal areas where even in its diluted form it has affected the marine life. Both the Swedish and Norwegian governments have made several official protests to the British government, concerning among other facts, that the spills have been twenty-doubled only the last seven years.

   WEEK 4 Jan 15th to 21st 2001


   As far back as 1991 the British Atomic Energy Commission warned, in a classified report to the British Government, about the lethal results of using depleted uranium, the so-called DU-ammunition, in grenades/shells, the newspaper The Times is revealing. In the classified report the British government's own control body warned them of the consequences of Uranium remains on the ground in Kuwait, both to civilians, and to allied and Iraqi soldiers' lives, that all human-produced radioactive material is just too dangerous to leave unprotected anywhere.
   The fact that Uranium 238 has a half-life of 4.5 billion years is also quite a heavy consideration in this and other matters.



   The British Navy has willfully held back information about the dangers of repairing a British nuclear submarine stranded at Gibraltar, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo claims. The newspaper quotes arepresentative for the Spanish Nuclear Protective Agency who says the tension between the two nation now is "atthe breaking point".
   The British submarine HMS Tireless has been stranded by the British colony Gibraltar since May last year.





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