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MYTH #1 THE ACCIDENT IS OVER
This is the huge lie politicians and power companies most desperately want you to believe. Here is Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders. Who is he? Lets just say Mr. Matsumura meets with world leaders one on one. As he tells us, when he was invited to dinner with the Japanese Prime Minister, the whole cabinet was invited to join them. What did he tell them?
Kevin Kamp, Radioactive Waste Specialist for the non-profit group "Beyond Nuclear" demolished the "it's over" myth when interviewed by Karl Grossman Chief
Investigative Reporter for VVW Hamptons TV.
In just one of a thousand examples that the Fukushima accident is far from over, just listen to Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds.com in that morning Q and A session on March 11th at the symposium.
MYTH 2 American reactors are safer.
You think so? Think the next nuclear melt-down isn't just waiting for the USA? Here are two quick clips from David Lochbaum, nuclear engineer from the Union of
Concerned Scientists, again from that morning Q and A session.
MYTH 3 Women and children are being protected.
This is one of the most important lessons of this symposium. A stream of scientists and investigators have found women, girls, and babies are far more sensitive to radiation than the 30 year old healthy male used to set acceptable radiation standards around the world. If you aren't outraged about what you are about to hear, you aren't paying attention.
Here are clips from a presentation by Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Southeast. She spoke on "Gender Matters in the Atomic Age".
MYTH 4 Japan will return to normal.
This talk March 11th is titled: "The implications of the massive contamination of Japan with radioactive cesium" by Dr. Steven Starr from the University of Missouri (and Physicians for Social Responsibility).
MYTH 5 Chernobyl is an Eden with animals returning, and Japan's wildlife is recovering nicely.
Dr. Tim Mousseau, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina. We'll hear a ten minute excerpt from his talk "Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places, Biological Consequences".
More coming on this Fukushima symposium in 2 weeks time. Also, I am coordinating material with Maria Gilardin, host of TUC radio. Check her web site at
Helen Caldicott's site is http://nuclearfreeplanet.org/ Find out more about the symposium there.