I am too pissed to talk about it right now.
UPDATE: Whew. I appreciate the input of Mangano, Mousseau and others. Joe Mangano’s paper on infant hypothyroidism is very good, and I have a good idea on the massive amount of work he put into it.
It’s too bad we couldn’t hear about the 22,000 excess deaths of Americans in the first 14 weeks after the Fukushima disaster. After all, this was Mangano’s research too. Instead we got to hear somebody talk about 2,000 max deaths worldwide. Hmmm. Who was the moderator that said the hypothyroid results was the first evidence of medical harm in the US from Fukushima? What about 22,000 dead people? Is this not medical harm? (I found 53,000 dead in America for 2011. http://optimalprediction.com/excess-deaths-in-the-us-in-2011-after-fukushima/)
And we heard about the Stohl data and how they use atmospheric models and CTBTO data to estimate the Fuku atmospheric release. But NONE of these papers include ANY mesaurements of radiation in the upper air or jet stream, no weather balloon or aircraft data. ALL these papers assume NO radiation went into the jet stream. But here (http://optimalprediction.com/radioactivity-in-the-jet-stream/) we find radiation off the chart in the jet stream. There have been measurements from people in airplanes who found their Geigers have very high levels of radiation displayed. And the rain and snow measurements, too plentiful to mention, also attest to this (http://optimalprediction.com/radiation-in-rain-not-going-away/).
And the nonsense about 80% of Fuku radiation went into the Pacific is just that. This also assumes no radiation in the jet stream.
Mangano, Mousseau and Yablokov are courageous researchers. So is Majia Nadesan. But I believe that this symposium proves the ABSOLUTE INABILITY of academia to deal with this crisis. Enenews, Jeff Rense, environmentalreporter.com, Majia’s blog, this blog all have mountains of info in them pertaining to the US radiation situation. This conference was by and large, sadly deficient in presenting even simple facts like mutated sunflowers in California. It was a “business as usual” thing that degenerated in standard anti-nuclear nostrums (and some pro- ones) and wasn’t even about Fukushima anymore.
It is a cover that misleads people into thinking that somebody in Authority is actually doing something about Fukushima radiation in the US. Basically a cheap fraud.
When Helen Caldicott started her anti-nuclear crusade in 1980, there were 245 nuclear power reactors in the world. In 2011, there were 435 of them. And the world is still in hostage to nuclear weapons, the sword of Damocles still hangs over our heads. Helen Caldicott’s career has been an abject failure. Go away, Helen.