Intimidation Now Part of the Process!


There has been a lot said about the shipping of Nuclear waste through our communities and over our fresh water supply, over the last few months.

There is a growing movement amongst most, that this is not a good idea!

Our local leaders are supporting the idea stating that they are convinced that the proposition is safe. Our Chief Medical Officer Hazel  Lyn, you know the girl that is being paid $300,000 plus, to look out for us, supports the proposition whole heartedly.

This is big money to Bruce Power! Bruce Power is big money to the government. They employ the better part of 5,000 people either directly or indirectly in this area.

Bruce Power has a financial interest in getting this proposition approved and are not about to let a little thing like public interest to get in their way.

I am not by any stretch of the imagination an authority on radiation, nor do I profess to be. But if this were so safe why are they going to such lengths to convince anyone that will listen that it is safe.

I know that Bruce Power has armed guards on site to prevent terrorists from getting into their facility, protecting us from any terrorist attack. I have to wonder what is there that is so dangerous, when they tell us how safe it is.

The public has questions and are not inclined to listen to Bruce Power’s experts. History has shown that paid experts are generally being paid to provide answers their employers want disseminated.

BP had experts telling us that the Gulf was safe. The Titanic had experts saying that the ship was unsinkable.

NASSA had experts that said the Challenge was 100% safe.

Closer to home, in Walkerton they said the water was safe! And then there was the scare of H1N1.

In todays Sun Times, it is reported that the OPP are speaking to the opponents of the Bruce Power proposition.

HMMMMMMMMMMM, lets send in the Gestapo to scare the living hell out of those that are speaking against the view of those that control us.

Sun Times Article:

“Ontario Provincial Police officers are making the rounds in Grey Bruce, speaking to opponents of Bruce Power’s plans to ship 16 decommissioned steam generators from Owen Sound Harbour through the Great Lakes to Sweden.”

“Two officers — Calum Rankin and Ian George — from the force’s western regional headquarters called Sharen Skelly, a spokeswoman for the group Citizens Against Radioactive Generators in Owen Sound (CARGOS), on Tuesday afternoon and met with her that evening, Skelly said Friday.”

Rankin called her again on Friday to say he was willing to speak with anyone about the issue, she said. “He said they wanted to be open and transparent about it.””

“However, George would not answer questions from The Sun Times about who the officers where visiting or how they were chosen.”

The fact that the government has stooped so low as to resort to this type of tactic, speaks volumes! What are they hiding?

So much for a fair and transparent process.

Sun Times article:

Rektor said the OPP doesn’t talk about “day-to-day policing business . . . However, with regards to this matter, we have officers that are part of negotiation teams that deal with the public that want to make sure that people who have interest in the transportation of the generators have an ability or a venue to voice their concern.”

But asked which groups or individuals the OPP would be speaking to, Rektor said “How we conduct our business and the day to day operation is certainly not something we’re going to go public with.” (Short for none of your business!)

We have no obligation to divulge our operational information with members of the media or with the public. What we do and who we speak to is confidential . . . and not something we’ll be divulging with the media.”

Hmmmmm send out a couple of guys with guns to speak to those who don’t agree with them! Sounds like Gestapo tactics to me.

Sun Times Article:

“I was wanting to meet with them this week, but my calendar didn’t allow that. They’re quite a pair,” Anderson said. “They’re mediators in times of demonstrations and that sort of thing. They specialize in communication, in how shall I put it? muscling riots and demonstrations, like settling them down and keeping them sensible. That’s their specialty . . . they’ve been doing this for years.”

The other option for Bruce Power, Peevers said, is to keep the generators in a waste management storage facility.

While the “philosophy” behind the proposal is environmental, “if this was not commercially viable we wouldn’t do it just because we believe in it,” he admitted.

“We are a business. But it is commercially viable and environmentally viable.”

(Notice that “environmentally viable” is second on the list!)

The “do as I say not as I do mentality” is rearing its ugly head yet again!!!

It will be really great if Bill Walker gets the nomination and moves to Queens Park. Bruce Power will then have a direct line to the Legislature and in future such matters won’t be up for discussion at all!! It will save the OPP a lot of time!

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Bruce

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11 thoughts on “Intimidation Now Part of the Process!

  1. 2censworth says:

    ok, let’s assume there is a risk shipping these parts. What is the worst-case risk? Let’s hear some facts.

    • 1. In the book Chernobyl: 20 Years On, a chapter is devoted to discussing the birth defects in children who, while gestating in the wombs of their mothers, were exposed to radioactivity released by the Chernobyl reactor [3]. The author provides an overview of dozens of studies which confirm that low levels of radiation present in many areas of Europe after Chernobyl were responsible for a wide variety of birth defects. These birth defects occurred where radiation exposure was judged by the radiation protection agencies to be too low to warrant concern. Fifteen studies were cited which demonstrated an increase in the incidence of a wide variety of congenital malformations. Other studies cited confirmed increases in the rate of stillbirths, infant deaths, spontaneous abortions, and low birthweight babies. An elevated incidence of Down’s syndrome was also documented. In addition, an excess of a variety of other health defects were detected which included mental retardation and other mental disorders, diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems, and asthma.
      In a separate chapter of the same book, Alexey Yablokov of the Russian Academy of Sciences provided a review of the extensive body of research conducted after Chernobyl. Regarding studies on birth defects, he cited an increased frequency of a number of congenital malformations which included cleft lip and/or palate (“hare lip”), doubling of the kidneys, polydactyly (extra fingers or toes), anomalies in the development of nervous and blood systems, amelia (limb reduction defects), anencephaly (defective development of the brain), spina bifida (incomplete closure of the spinal column), Down’s syndrome, abnormal openings in the esophagus and anus, and multiple malformations occurring simultaneously [4].

      The wide range of birth defects produced by the Chernobyl accident cannot be accounted for by the data collected from the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is one compelling thread of evidence that something is amiss in the current field of radiation protection. But there is a further problem. The proposed threshold dose of radiation capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, again based on the research from Japan, is between fifty and one hundred times greater than what the radiation protection community insists was the typical exposure in the areas of Europe where the elevated frequency of birth defects was documented. How are we to make sense of these contradictions? Chromosome studies conducted in the contaminated regions provide the answer.

      Fatima Ahmed was born in Fallujah with deformities that include two heads January 1, 2010
      A dramatic increase in the number of babies born with birth defects was recently reported by doctors working in Falluja, Iraq [1]. One of the proposed causes for this alarming situation is radiation exposure to the population produced by uranium weapons. The international radiation protection community dismisses this explanation as completely unreasonable because (1) the radiation dose to the population of Iraq was too low, and (2) no evidence of birth defects was reported among offspring born to survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This so-called scientific explanation is deeply disturbing, for it is out of touch with the current knowledge base. Abundant evidence exists which clearly demonstrates that birth defects are being induced by levels of radiation in the environment deemed safe by the radiation protection community. In light of this knowledge, uranium contamination cannot be summarily dismissed as a hazard to the unborn.

      The destruction of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl produced a different type of radiation exposure from that portrayed for the atomic bomb. In Japan, victims were exposed to an instantaneous flash of gamma radiation and neutrons delivered from outside their bodies. In contrast, the Chernobyl accident scattered microscopic radioactive particles from the reactor’s core throughout Europe which was then inhaled and ingested by the populace. In this situation, those contaminated began receiving ongoing, low-dose exposure internally. According to the current theory of radiation effects embraced by the radiation protection community, there is no qualitative difference in the two types of exposure. What matters is the total amount of energy delivered to the body. Thus, the health effects experienced by the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can be considered to be representative of the health effects produced from any type of radiation exposure. In the case of birth defects, this assumption has been proven wrong. As a result of the external exposure in Japan, there was no increase in the incidence of birth defects among children whose parents were exposed to the bombings [2]. In contrast, radiation-induced birth defects have been documented in populations receiving low doses of internal contamination. In light of this contradiction, it’s obvious that the accepted theory of radiation effects is in error and needs to be corrected. The information which follows will demonstrate the hazard to the unborn produced by radioactive material vented into the environment.

      1. In the book Chernobyl: 20 Years On, a chapter is devoted to discussing the birth defects in children who, while gestating in the wombs of their mothers, were exposed to radioactivity released by the Chernobyl reactor [3]. The author provides an overview of dozens of studies which confirm that low levels of radiation present in many areas of Europe after Chernobyl were responsible for a wide variety of birth defects. These birth defects occurred where radiation exposure was judged by the radiation protection agencies to be too low to warrant concern. Fifteen studies were cited which demonstrated an increase in the incidence of a wide variety of congenital malformations. Other studies cited confirmed increases in the rate of stillbirths, infant deaths, spontaneous abortions, and low birthweight babies. An elevated incidence of Down’s syndrome was also documented. In addition, an excess of a variety of other health defects were detected which included mental retardation and other mental disorders, diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems, and asthma.

      In a separate chapter of the same book, Alexey Yablokov of the Russian Academy of Sciences provided a review of the extensive body of research conducted after Chernobyl. Regarding studies on birth defects, he cited an increased frequency of a number of congenital malformations which included cleft lip and/or palate (“hare lip”), doubling of the kidneys, polydactyly (extra fingers or toes), anomalies in the development of nervous and blood systems, amelia (limb reduction defects), anencephaly (defective development of the brain), spina bifida (incomplete closure of the spinal column), Down’s syndrome, abnormal openings in the esophagus and anus, and multiple malformations occurring simultaneously [4].

      2. The wide range of birth defects produced by the Chernobyl accident cannot be accounted for by the data collected from the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is one compelling thread of evidence that something is amiss in the current field of radiation protection. But there is a further problem. The proposed threshold dose of radiation capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, again based on the research from Japan, is between fifty and one hundred times greater than what the radiation protection community insists was the typical exposure in the areas of Europe where the elevated frequency of birth defects was documented. How are we to make sense of these contradictions? Chromosome studies conducted in the contaminated regions provide the answer.

      In individuals exposed to ionizing radiation, peripheral lymphocytes, those lymphocytes which circulate in the blood, have an elevated occurrence of certain types of misshapen chromosomes [3,5]. Of particular interest are dicentric chromosomes which are produced when radiation breaks both strands of the DNA double helix in two neighboring chromosomes and the genetic material is then misrepaired. An increase in the relative frequency of these aberrantly shaped structures serve as a biological indicator of radiation exposure which is immune to lies and political propaganda. More specifically, the increased rate of these aberrations is proportional to the dose of radiation received. Thus, their frequency can be used to determine the true level of exposure in contaminated individuals. Studies of this type were conducted in Europe subsequent to the Chernobyl accident [3]. These studies demonstrated that the official dose estimates published by the radiation protection agencies were woefully in error, greatly underestimating the true level of exposure of people throughout Europe. This discrepancy casts further doubt on the scientific integrity of those organizations who are supposedly protecting the world from radioactive pollution. When combining the studies of chromosome aberrations with the studies of birth defects, the science speaks for itself: the population in many areas of Europe received much higher doses from Chernobyl than claimed and birth defects were induced by much smaller doses than suggested by current radiation protection science.

      Other types of chromosome studies have been performed which demonstrate that radiation in the environment is producing damage to DNA that is being passed on to offspring. Minisatellites are identical short segments of DNA that repeat over and over again in a long array along a chromosome. These stretches of DNA do not code for the formation of any protein. What distinguishes these minisatellites is that they acquire spontaneous repeats through mutation at a known rate, which is 1,000 times higher than normal protein-coding genes. Dr. Yuri Dubrova, currently at the University of Leicester, first realized that these stretches of DNA could be used to detect radiation-induced genetic mutations by showing that their known rate of mutation had increased subsequent to exposure. Dubrova and his colleagues studied the rate of minisatellite mutations in families that had lived in the heavily polluted rural areas of the Mogilev district of Belarus after the Chernobyl meltdown [14]. They found the frequency of mutations being passed on by males to their descendants was nearly twice as high in the exposed families compared to the control group families. Among those exposed, the mutation rate was significantly greater in families with a higher parental dose. This finding was consistent with the hypothesis that radiation had induced mutations in the the reproductive germ cells of parents and then transmitted to their offspring. This was the first conclusive proof that radiation produced inheritable mutations in humans.

      In November 2009, Joseph Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project published a study of newborn hypothyroidism near the Indian Point nuclear reactors in Buchanan, New York [13]. Hypothyroidism is a disease characterized by an insufficient production of the hormone thyroxine. One cause of the disease is exposure to radioactive iodine which selectively destroys cells in the thyroid gland. Currently, the only environmental source of radioactive iodine is emissions from nuclear power plants. According to Mangano, four counties in New York state flank Indian Point and nearly all the residents of these counties live within 20 miles of the reactor complex. During the period 1997 to 2007, the rate of newborn hypothyroidism in the combined four-county population was 92.4% greater, or nearly double, the U.S. rate. The rate in each of the four counties separately was above the U.S. rate, and in two of the counties, the rate was more than double the national rate. In the period 2005-2007, the four county rate was 151.4% above the national rate. These finding were consistent with the fact that the local rate of thyroid cancer is 66% greater than the U.S. rate [14].

      Mangano’s study raises important questions regarding our common welfare. We live with assurances by government and industry that nuclear reactors are operating within guidelines sponsored by the radiation protection agencies. What radiation they emit are dismissed as too low to warrant concern. And yet, babies born to mothers living in proximity to Indian Point are suffering an increased rate of hypothyroidism. Either the reactor complex is emitting more radiation than publicly known, or once again, there is an error in the safety standards published by the radiation protection community.
      To conclude, the current dogma regarding radiation effects cannot account for the increase in genetic malformations in populations exposed internally to low levels of radiation. Something is deeply wrong with the current science of radiation safety. Given this, statements by the radiation protection community regarding the impossibility that low levels of uranium can cause birth defects are suspect. Numerous studies demonstrate that uranium produces a wide range of birth defects in experimental animals [20,26]. Further, numerous in vitro and in vivo studies conducted in the last twenty years have proven that uranium is genotoxic (capable of damaging DNA), cytotoxic (poisonous to cells), and mutagenic (capable of inducing mutations) [27]. These effects are produced either by uranium’s radioactivity or its chemistry or a synergistic interaction between the two. These findings lend plausibility to the idea that the observed increased incidence of deformed babies in Iraq is related to depleted uranium munitions [26].

      So do you want to trust the numbers produced by our so called experts?? Go ahead but not on my fresh water supply!

      BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
      Bruce

  2. jimbobbysez says:

    The worst case scenario is that the world’s largest source of fresh water for drinking and fishing becomes contaminated with radioactivity. Despite what the industry spokesliars tell us, there is no safe level of radioactivity and any increase in radioactivity to our water supply will have deleterious effects.

    BTW, I also blogged on this issue today. I linked to your post, Bruce.
    http://jimbobbysez.blogspot.com/2010/09/intimidation-stifling-dissent-and.html

  3. 2censworth says:

    you guys are starting to sound like the tea party. Lets wait for the hearings in Ottawa and act based on facts.

    • Facts provided by who??
      Bruce Power has painted the suny side to date selling Owen Sound, Kincardine and Southamton and the Grey Bruce Health.
      They have used the papers and OPP to make their point so far.
      We are just pointing out the alternative position that will perhaps add to the pot!
      I/We have no choice but to wait, but open discussion between now and then will help educate folks on what is possible.

      Did you say tea?? I like tea! Goes good with pie! Earl Grey Hot! Please!

      Bruce

  4. jimbobbysez says:

    When Bruce Power was proposing a nuke plant for Nanticoke, I attended their info sessions and they sent delegates to our local county councils. The info sessions were entirely one-sided and their “experts” supplied council with disinformation and outright lies.

    The CNSC already had its mind made up before calling the public meetings. It said in its announcement of the meeting that it deemed the shipments to be safe — before doing any independent research and before hearing from a single delegation from those opposed.

    When CNSC holds hearings in Ottawa, it is the organizations with deep pockets for travel and big budgets for “expert” witnesses that have the advantage. Who do you suppose that is? Hint: It ain’t the grassroots citizens.

    We must keep in mind that the shipments out are just half of the project. By international law, we are required to repatriate the more concentrated radioactive waste left over after Studsvik separates the recyclable steel from the generators. Nobody seems to even be thinking about the return trip.

    • It is setting things up to import Nuclear waste from other countries for storage.
      Big bucks since the demand for electricity is going down and they cancelled the next reactor for Tiverton.
      I think I would spend a load of dough to get opinions that support my proposition!

      BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
      Bruce

  5. thewackyone says:

    Good Lord remind me again why are they being shipped across the sea? Isn’t to dispose of them or store them. Is it better for us to keep them here.Is that safer for us? I don’t get the concern. There are all kinds of dangerous materials transported daily all over Ontario. There is radioactive waste from nuclear energy. Maybe we have to break out a box of candles and cut down that big maple tree out front. I have to get off the computer now I fear the Wi Fi is affecting my thoughts.

    • No it is not to dispose of them! It is to take out the steel and send back the radio-active stuff to store here.
      Yes there is all kinds of dangerous stuff being shipped accross Ontario and Canada for that matter however this is being shipped over our only fresh water supply!
      As for the other stuff it is time we had a look at what is really happening!
      BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
      Bruce

  6. […] the OPP work for Bruce Power or for the citizens of Ontario? This looks like intimidation, pure and simple. A group of mayors of municipalities bordering the Great lakes has also voiced […]

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