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  1. Ursula Phillips says:

    Nuclear energy is dangerous and evil. When I got married I was not aware about the complications involved. I thought nuclear engineers were the same like chemical or civil engineers or mechanical or technology engineers. I was very young and kept very ignorant of the world. My children and I suffer daily under my husband’s unstable, tyranical behaviour and we need help. Please help. Can I please meet with someone in your organisation?

  2. Talfryn says:

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    Wanted to ask, just as a precaution, where could one get potassium iodate and a basic Geiger counter?
    I’m also intersted in models of predicted patterns of fallout under the prevailing seasonal wind conditons. Are there any available?

    thanks

  3. Peter Havasi says:

    Subject: Liberty of Health book: Non-Profit Business Proposal, ‘Send a quote to the world’ Request

    To whom it may concern,

    I am a qualified therapist in numerous fields, currently working in the Republic of Ireland. I am also an independent researcher, self-publisher and author of a publication, currently in production.
    Book’s Title: ‘LIBERTY OF HEALTH – The Cancer Epidemic Revealed’ (Expected Release: Jan-Mar 2012)

    The book is a reaction to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, which shook the world in March 2011, explaining the story how ionizing radiation found its way into the world’s leading energy industry. It focuses on the past and present environmental and health impacts and consequences the public is going to face in the future. What makes the book unique is that the content explains the history and other topics as honestly as possible. Moreover, it focuses on the health risks from a medical perspective and therefore delivers an enhanced level of awareness to the reader’s health.

    The book’s basic message is that learning about one’s health is the first step in protecting ourselves and future generations against diseases and thus achieving good health and better well-being. This is vital, especially given the problematic situation in health-care today. Ultimately, it is the future of the next generations that really matters.

    The goal of the publication is to raise awareness about the recent environmental catastrophe and points out the possible health risks and consequences the public might face. This topic also prepares the reader for my forthcoming publication, which will discuss and guide the reader through the various steps of how to protect one’s health against the threat of both external and internal ionizing radiation exposure.

    Part of ‘Liberty of Health’ is dedicated to the organizations which thrive to make energy solutions, environmentally more sustainable and everyone who is concerned about both, recent nuclear disaster and the type of technology we use today. Therefore, I have decided to leave a few pages free for organizations and people from every field including renewable energy, anti-nuclear organizations, media and other, to show concern and send a message to the public. If you wish to express your concern in relation to dangers the nuclear industry carries, ‘Liberty of Health’ is an ideal place to express your opinion. The objective of this message is to remind the public, that nuclear energy is a threat to our health and future generations. And, that there are organizations working on solutions. The message should comprise your reaction to the nuclear disaster, explaining why the public needs to support your organization (if applicable).
    If this is not applicable, expressing your general concern about nuclear dangers is very welcome.

    To summarize, the publication offers a free space to express your concern and point out possible solutions in the world of nuclear disasters.

    There are several unique benefits this new cooperation carries. First, your organization has the opportunity to express your awareness and to point out the possible solutions. This action will make you involved in a non-profit activity and make your organization more visible to the public. Although this is a non-profit proposal raise, I would appreciate any type of media support so as to raise the book’s profile. Of course, this is just a proposal and we can discuss the details to reach a common agreement.

    If you do not feel interested in such a business proposal, I will be pleased to accept alternative ways of establishing our cooperation. At this stage I would like to highlight that my intention is not do business, but merely make the public aware of the facts. Thus, any type of media support will be very helpful in turning this publication into a successful one.

    Even, if none of the above to you is of your interest, I would be very thankful if you would spread this word by forwarding the email to an organization or an individual, who might be potentially interested.

    If you are interested and would like to learn more about the publication or advertising space (sample banners etc.) the publication offers, or simply if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for your time,
    Yours Sincerely,
    Peter Havasi
    Author, Self-Publisher

  4. ATINC EREN says:

    they are trying to build a nuclear power plant and a thermal reactor in my city in Sinop turkey.we need support building against it.

  5. Moe'mina says:

    Good day, my name is Moe’mina Hoosain from Cape Town. I would like to enquire whether there are Environmental vacancies at CANE My qualifications are B.Sc Honours Environmental and Water Science. I have 1 year experience and would like to gain further experience, even just for the Dec/Jan period. Please let me know if there is an opportunity for me. Thank you.

  6. H Enterkin says:

    Introduction
    I write regarding a person employed in the design and construction of SA Nuclear Power Installations. There is an inherent public mistrust of the nuclear industry where, even in the hands of people of unquestionable integrity and competence, the risk of intellectual fallibility always remains. Peoples’ lives are directly affected by the actions of this industry and they have a right to know the type of people who are making the decisions in SA.

    Subject
    It has come to my attention that Mr Derek Lee is working within the SA Nuclear Power Industry. Mr Derek Lee is a director of :-

    Nuclear Structural Engineering,
    North Block, Sunninghill Crescent,
    3 Eglin Road,
    Sunninghill, 2191,
    Johannesburg, Tel: +27 (0)11 234 7654 (Office)

    Mr Derek Lee’s gross misconduct and reckless behaviour at the Drakensberg Pumped Storage Scheme resulted in him being summarily dismissed from that project. I am alarmed and grieved that Mr Derek Lee can now prosper in the sensitive nuclear industry under a veneer of respectability and professional competence despite his past record and his attitude to the lives of others. My objective in exposing Mr Derek Lee’s past and alerting the Nuclear Industry to his true nature is to hold him to account and return him to his proper place in the community where he can do no further harm.

    History of Events Revealing Mr Derek Lee’s True Character
    Mr Derek Lee arrived on the Drakensberg project and was welcomed as a professional colleague. Some time after settling in, Mr Derek Lee had boasted of being caught in bed with a young girl on a previous occasion. Also, at the project Halloween party, he was observed being openly and unashamedly over-familiar then suddenly leaving with a woman from outside the project with a rather doubtful reputation. He subsequently denied such behaviour when challenged. It was only later realised that such events had been an insight into his true nature.
    Following comments from the contractor about Mr Derek Lee’s poor performance checking shotcrete in the machine hall and rumours among the staff about his unaccountable absences from the workplace, it was discovered that, rather than attending to his daily work duties and responsibilities, Mr Derek Lee was concentrating his time and efforts writing love letters, making phone calls, sending notes and greeting cards and playing love songs to court the wife of one of his colleagues. In his absences from his work station during office hours, Mr Derek Lee was secretly visiting his colleague’s wife both in her home and in his own. He would also take days off and offer lifts to town for shopping expeditions but with the ulterior motive of enticing his colleague’s wife into a hotel bed with him.
    There was a general rising hostility against him amongst the staff and his scandalous behaviour and breach of professional ethics were reported to Escom senior management who immediately expelled him from the project. Mr Derek Lee is clearly a person unfit for a responsible position in a professional organisation or in a family community.
    Barely 1 month after being expelled from Drakensbergt, however, Mr Derek Lee was again seen in the locality, having travelled down from Johannesburg furtively attempting to continue his shameful, self-gratifying behaviour at the site.
    Yet again, unbelievably, some 9 months after that particular incident, Mr Derek Lee again chose to attempt to continue his unscrupulous behaviour, sending yet more love letters, yet more cards and making yet more phone calls from Johannesburg trying to contact his colleague’s wife on the site. It was later discovered that, in keeping with his insincere and deceitful nature, the return address on his letters was not his actual home address but only a public message board.

    Comment on the Character of Mr Derek Lee
    Despite his censure by the authorities, this scheming character, with no conscience, chose to persist in his attempts to romance the wife of his colleague, covering his actions with a web of lies and deception. Is there any doubt about Mr Derek Lee’s work commitment or where his priorities lie? Escom records for Mr Derek Lee’s behaviour at Drakensburg can speak for themselves. Please check with Mr Smailes of Escom and Mr R Hagan or Mr K Cole of Gibb-Hawkins or you can also ask Mr Derek Lee directly to confirm the details of his behaviour at Drakensberg and why he was fired.
    What type of person is Mr Derek Lee? To what end did Mr Derek Lee choose to neglect his employment responsibilities in order to continue the pursuit of his own self-interests? Certainly with no thought for the consequences of his actions. This man does not care about his work or anyone other than himself? He evidently has a congenital character deficiency which reveals itself in his lack of commitment to his work responsibilities, his flagrant disregard for authority and his scheming, deceitful and inexcusable pursuit of lonely housewives with a monotonous daily routine. Either he can not distinguish between right and wrong or between normal and iniquitous behaviour, or, Mr Derek Lee is simply an unscrupulous scoundrel with a flawed perception of reality who cares nothing for other people, caring only for his own self-interests.
    What kind of person can relentlessly devastate a marriage and a family, creating a lifetime of distress and regret, solely in the pursuit of his own casual and fleeting pleasures? Does such a despicable person have any decent moral standards whatsoever? What kind of character can ruin the happy, stable family home of teenage children, disrupting their lives and scarring their minds at a time which can only jeopardise their academic achievements and future prospects in life.
    Mr Derek Lee clearly cares nothing for the lives and well-being of other people. The public distrust of the SA nuclear power industry can only be reinforced by the knowledge that they employ a known liar, an inveterate deceiver and philanderer with a damning past record from a previous assignment in the power industry. Mr Derek Lee appears to despise the lives of other human beings, who in the nuclear industry would have the confidence to place their trust in such a person?

    Comment on Current Status of SA Nuclear Industry
    Is the SA Nuclear Industry accountable for the suitability of the people it employs? Are there any screening procedures to check the background and character of prospective employees? It would surely be a damning omission on their part if, indeed, none exist. Assuming they do exist then either they are inadequate and ineffective or they are incompetently administered. Are the lack of moral standards, the lack of any social conscience and an attitude of lustful self-interest really the character traits that the SA Nuclear Industry commends in its staff and those of its contractors? Does the SA nuclear industry really place special trust and confidence in Mr Derek Lee and people like him? Is he really their best choice for the design and construction of nuclear installations?
    Here is a man who repeatedly chooses to continue his despicable behaviour again and again even after public censure. Does Mr Derek Lee have any credibility? Would the general public sleep more easily knowing that such a character was in a senior position in the nuclear industry?
    If Mr Derek Lee was expelled from a previous power station project why has he now been accepted for a nuclear one? Is the public aware of this situation? Have the standards really been changed? The nuclear power industry is already fraught with unacceptable risks, what is the justification for increasing them?
    If, in keeping with his sly and deceitful nature, Mr Derek Lee has not disclosed his damning record to his own company partners or to any prospective employers, could it be because he knows that it will establish and confirm his contempt for the lives of others and disqualify him as a responsible professional.
    Mr Derek Lee now presumes to present himself as a decent, respectable gentleman worthy of a senior post in the Nuclear Industry. The media frequently resurrect long buried details of inexcusable, scandalous behaviour of aspiring, ambitious and supposedly responsible people who are immediately publicly disgraced and expelled. In some professions Mr Derek Lee’s behaviour would result in him being struck-off or de-frocked. Why is such behaviour now acceptable in the SA Nuclear Industry?

    Conclusion
    Are there any standards set for professional staff engaged in the SA nuclear industry? Is any thought given to the appropriateness of employing a known deceitful and unscrupulous person in a responsible position where the lives of others could be disastrously affected? Mr Derek Lee’s true nature is a matter of record; he is an undisciplined rogue with no respect for authority, no work commitment, no professional judgement, no social conscience and no moral values. Mr Derek Lee is a man who pays no heed to the consequences of his actions, particularly the damage he may be causing to the lives of others. How can a healthy society tolerate and condone his behaviour and even value this type of person especially within the nuclear industry? Where is the social justice for the innocent victims who still suffer from the consequences of Mr Derek Lee’s casual and deplorable behaviour?
    Intellectual fallibility is a major concern associated with the nuclear industry. How can Escom justify the re-employment of this callous rogue in a professional position in the nuclear industry? To employ someone with an established record showing a lack of any work ethic, with scornful contempt for authority and the lives of his colleagues and friends must surely be an exceptionally unusual, doubtful and risky choice? How can such a man be allowed to play any part in the country’s nuclear security? Is this now the new way forward? Where are the honourable, old-order, decent Escom principles that rightly and justly acted to expel Mr Derek Lee from Drakensberg?

  7. Samson Showers says:

    I oversee the south African national government official publication called “public sector manager” and interested in giving your organisation a voice.
    Thanks
    Samson Showers
    0216574800.

  8. Vivienne says:

    I completely agree with sour article, but you only mention nuclear waste at the end of it.
    In the 1980s I was working for the GSF (Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umwelt Forschung) and was one of the translators at an international conference on the long term storage of nuclear waste, which was held in Hannover, Germany. At that time they were speaking about half-term values of 1 million years (the time when the radioactivity would be at half!) and were considering storage in deep mines. One of the problems was that there are only two really seismologic stable belts on our planet — one from north east to south west Australia and the other runs more or less through the Canadian/American border, crosses the Atlantic, continues through southern England and emerges again across the norther German plain. One of the repositories chosen for “low radiation” waste was a salt mine in a small town called Asse in eastern Lower Saxony. The salt would encase the storage drums and make them safe for ever.
    Unfortunately the water level rose and the salt melted, causing the drums to corrode and leak. Last year a law had to be passed to enable the recovery of those drums so that they can be stored in a “safe place”. No country has yet solved the problem of what to do with their nuclear waste. It just increases daily – as a heritage for generations … for millions of years.

  9. Frank Greig Labuschagne says:

    It will be catastrophic if those nuclear power plants are allowed to taint our coasts. We simply cannot accept it, we have to somehow let people know that everything tainted by nuclear crap (whether mining. weapons or power plants) are absolutely disastrous.

    Firstly, there are no commercially viable nuclear power plants in the world, we could seriously apply some hindsight from some other countries and hopefully sense will prevail.

    Hedging bets on cheap (or on this case, societal, ecological and environmental draining) garbage reactors that WILL fail and that you do not know know to deal with, whether it be waste or fallout (and nuclear power plants poison continuously while supposedly functional) is insanity.

    In the pacific for instance, their ecosystems are outright collapsing, “scientists” are “baffled” by contagious, yet infectious cancers (think about that for a moment) that they’ve discovered, as if the poisoned environment isn’t a factor.

    Hedging bets on nuclear energy is guaranteed failure, collapse and doom.

    Russian engineers warned you (after they quit their jobs), Oppenheimer warned you, Fukushima and the state of the pacific is strikingly evident.

    Some of those “scientists”, for instance tell us that tritium (a near constant byproduct from nuclear reactors) isn’t a concern, but the problem is that it forms tritiated water, which your body recognizes as h2o and it IS poisonous. That is a minor example.

    I do not know how to convey the urgency of the matter, as I am merely an uneducated geometer and somewhat incompetent computational physicist. Please, just look at the signs.

    If you are as concerned as I am about nuclear damage, link people to sites like ENEnews.com, etc, at the very least.

  10. Frank Greig Labuschagne says:

    Here is a petition (for whatever it’s worth), kindly link to other petitions and/or hopefully link people to this one too, only ~1,750 people have signed it.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_South_African_Government_Stop_the_South_African_Nuclear_Procurement_Program/

    I spoke too a member of our sustainable national fisheries council members perhaps 2 years ago and he was surprised to hear about Fukushima and the damage to the Pacific. He happened to mention in that particular discussion that there has been invariability and uncertainty in supply here in South Africa and that it seems to be worsening, too.

  11. Frank Greig Labuschagne says:

    Again, excuse my numerous typing errors, I’ve been drinking a lot. 2 days later, sent an email or two linking to that petition, people really don’t care.

    Here’s an exerpt or two though (plankton ecosystem has already collapsed in much of the pacific). With oxygen levels being relatively low already, it is nothing short of cataclysmic. Ironically, we will drown not in the fluid known as water, but in what we call air (though calling it air is likely somewhat incorrect, depending on your definition of air).

    “Juneau Empire, Mar 6, 2017: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the ocean… The increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time…”

    “Undercurrent News, Feb 1 , 2017: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog RussGeorge.net. The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon…”

    “Russ George, Jan 31, 2017: Japanese Salmon Fisheries in Historic Collapse… News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at sea… Across the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed…”

    “Russ George, Feb 3, 2017: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead — Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific Salmon… It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers…”

  12. H Enterkin says:

    I was heartened by your appreciation of my report on Derek Lee.

    I think you may also be interested to know that when I first issued that report, the company that currently employs Derek Lee and their associated company, Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., both employed a solicitor to send me a formal letter threatening me with legal action if I did not immediately cease revealing the details of Derek Lee’s character and past behaviour in the construction industry.

    The only respose from Eskom was to immediately Black List my email address, presumably to stifle any further contact.

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