Friday, December 7, 2012

Japan: scandal as academic researchers exposed as corrupt

While the effects of this academic corruption have been more obvious and criminally damaging against the population (in Japan primarily but also elsewhere) since the Fukushima catastrophe of March 2011, the bribing and pressing has been going on since at least 2007. 

The systematic bribing by the nuclear mafia includes paid expensive trips to international conventions, as well as research and other grants. Some of the most affected are Kazuo Sakai, who has been getting money from the nuclear mafia since 1999, and Yoshiharu Yonekura, top boss of the Japanese nuclear researchers, who claims more or less that... nothing to see here, move along. Another dangerous hypocrite on the mafia's payroll is Ohtsura Niwa.

All them have been following the directives of the nuclear mafia of rising carelessly the official radiation risk thresholds and denying that the growing evidence of radiation sickness pandemic in Fukushima and other parts of Japan is meaningful at all. 

It is very possible that foreign scientists, who are also paid trips to Japan by the nuclear mafia, are also involved.

Source and more details at the Denver Post, found via EneNews

An even more clear source is Simply Info, who does not hesitate to use the terms "nuclear mafia" and has collected the idiocies that those corrupt scientist say:

Ohtsura Niwa st:atements and background:
  • “Those who evacuated just want to believe in the dangers of radiation to justify the action they took,”
  • “Niwa, a professor at Fukushima Medical University, said that residents need to stay in Fukushima if at all possible, partly because they would face discrimination in marriage elsewhere in Japan from what he said were unfounded fears about radiation and genetic defects.”
Kazuo Sakai statements and background:
  • “said he was interested in debunking that generally accepted view. Known as the “linear no threshold” model of radiation risk, the ICRP-backed position considers radiation harmful even at low doses with no threshold below which exposure is safe.”
  • “Sakai called that model a mere “tool,” and possibly not scientifically sound.”
  • “He said his studies on salamanders and other animal life since the Fukushima disaster have shown no ill effects, including genetic damage, and so humans, exposed to far lower levels of radiation, are safe.”
  • “No serious health effects are expected for regular people,”
  •  Sakai received utility money for his research into low dose radiation during a 1999-2006 tenure at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, an organization funded by the utilities.
Yoshiharu Yonekura made this statement:
  • “Low-dose radiation may be even good for you.”

Dubious nuclear researcher to become advisor to US nuclear watchdog agency

Simply Info also reports on how Richard Meserve is set to become new advisor of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the official watchdog of the nuclear sector in the USA. 

The qualifications of Meserve seem all negative, i.e. disqualifications:

Meserve is in management at Luminent Energy, a company that owns US nuclear power plants. The parent company of Luminent sits on the main board for ALEC, a US based group of corporations that attempts to write US laws to favor their corporate contributors. ALEC has been implicated in a long list of schemes to erode rights and hand over government to corporations.

Meserve works for the IAEA. He is chairman of the iAEA International Nuclear Safety Group. The IAEA as a core part of their charter promotes the use of nuclear power.
Meserve sits on the board of PG&E a US power utility that owns the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. In 2011 he was given over $89,000 USD in company stock as compensation for being on the board. Forbes says he owns 13,188 shares of PG&E stock.

Meserve gave this lecture in 2007 promoting new nuclear power, The lecture also promoted international construction of nuclear and calls the nuclear waste problems around the world a “needless barrier” to new nuclear construction. This is not the lecture of an impartial academic.

Meserve wrote this opinion piece in 2010 promoting nuclear power titled “Time to Go Nuclear on Energy”.

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