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November 30, 2010

Tell Pres. Obama: Nuclear Energy is NOT Clean Energy
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 6:43 AM
From:
“Nuclear Information and Resource Service”

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TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA:

NUCLEAR ENERGY IS NOT CLEAN ENERGY

DON’T COMPROMISE OUR HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

November 30, 2010

Dear Friends:

If the toxic radiation released routinely from nuclear reactors and every other stop along the nuclear fuel chain were the color and texture of oil, or smelled like natural gas, no one would ever again confuse nuclear power with clean energy.

But there is a growing danger that in the next Congress, President Obama will compromise and support including nuclear power (and coal!) in a new “Clean Energy Standard” that would set our energy policy in the wrong direction for decades.

Please tell President Obama that nuclear power is not clean energy, and there must be no compromise when it comes to protecting our health, safety and environment. Send a letter to the President here.

And please support our Holiday fundraising drive. Your tax-deductible contributions are essential if we’re to have the same kind of impact in the next Congress as we have had in the one soon ending. Please make your most generous contribution here. Or you can contribute after sending your letter to the President.

Read on for more background on this issue.

Politics and Policy
President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) both recently have said that nuclear power is one area where the Administration could compromise with Republicans in the next Congress.

For example, here’s Obama after the November election, “There’s been discussion about how we can restart our nuclear industry as a means of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and reducing greenhouse gases. Is that an area where we can move forward?”

Never mind for the moment that there is no relation between nuclear power and foreign oil; in practical terms, what might such compromise mean?

One idea being discussed in Washington is to change the concept of a Renewable Energy Standard to a “clean” energy standard. A Renewable Energy Standard (or RES) which many states already have, would set a minimum goal of how much of our electricity should be provided from safe, clean renewable energy–wind, solar, geothermal, etc) by a certain date. The Senate Energy Committee last year passed a weak RES bill, and is likely to try again next Congress. A stronger but still achievable RES (for example, 25% or more of US electricity from renewable sources by 2020) could go a long ways toward ushering in the kind of clean, safe and affordable energy future our nation and planet need.

A “clean” energy standard, however, would set a new low in the use of greenwashing language. Because a “clean” energy standard–the kind of compromise being discussed in Washington these days–would add dirty fuels, including nuclear power and “clean” coal, to a Renewable Energy Standard and thus make a mockery of the concept.

Not only would genuinely clean energy sources like solar and wind get pushed aside in favor of much larger and more expensive nuclear and coal plants, but the reality is, nuclear power is not clean.

Nuclear Energy is Not Clean Energy
The reality is that toxic radiation is emitted at every step of the nuclear fuel chain, which begins with uranium mining, moves on to milling and processing of the uranium, then to enrichment, then to fuel fabrication–all before the uranium enters the nuclear reactor itself. There, of course, the uranium is fissioned, producing tons of lethal radioactive waste.

Even without an accident, and accidents do occur at every step of the fuel chain, radiation is released into our air and water on a routine basis. Accidents just make the problem worse.

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences set up a committee about 60 years ago to study the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR). The committee has released seven reports since its inception. Each report lowered the “safe” level of radiation exposure until the most recent report, in 2005, which finally concluded that there is no such thing as a “safe” level of radiation exposure. (You can find more background on this BEIR VII report, and on radiation generally, by clicking on the links).

The only reason claims can be made that nuclear power is “clean” is because you can’t see, smell or taste its toxic pollution. But it’s there, and nuclear power has no place in a genuinely clean energy future.

Nuclear power is not even clean when it comes to carbon emissions. While it emits less carbon than fossil fuels, the reality is that every fuel source that is mined causes environmental damage and carbon releases. In the case of nuclear power, the most authoritative report we’ve found–which reviewed more than 100 studies on the issue–concludes that nuclear power is responsible for six times the carbon emissions per kilowatt of wind power and two to three times more than solar power.

Please help make sure that President Obama understands that nuclear power is not clean energy, and that our nation and planet deserve a genuinely clean, safe and affordable energy policy. A nuclear-free carbon-free energy future is attainable, if we take the right steps now. Whether you’re in the U.S., or any other country in the world, your action now will help. Send your letter to President Obama today.

And again, please support NIRS in our holiday fundraising drive. We rely on the donations of thousands of people like you to pay our bills and expand our organizing and mobilizing efforts. Our work simply can’t happen without your support. Please donate here, or after you send your letter to President Obama, or just send a tax-deductible donation to NIRS, 6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Thank you so much!

It would also help if you could post the action page on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you have an account–it’s easy to do! Just click on the symbol on the action page. Here’s a suggested line to add: Tell President Obama: Nuclear Energy is NOT Clean Energy! Let’s be sure President Obama gets the message from as many of us as possible and stop this “compromise” before it gets started.

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
nirsnet@nirs.org
http://www.nirs.org

I’ll put this here because I think Michael is right.
The first reactor was built to make plutonium for weapons.
Complicated, eh?

The most complicated way possible to boil water to make steam, to turn turbines to make electricity. Electricity that is a by product of the nuclear weapons industry, the first cause of reactors.

Solar and wind = less plutonium. Less plutonium = more time before some lunatic politicians do it all again.

How many asprin sized morsels of Sr90, vented daily by every reactor in the world would it take to contaminate a billion litres of drinking water?

1

How many kilograms of plutonium blew away from Maralinga?

22

Where did the plutonium come from?

The Windscale (Sellafield) reactor

Where did the uranium for Windscale come from?

Australia

How many suffered because of the uranium and plutonium?

Officially, 37.

Officials are delusional. Give em some reality therapy. The facts as you see them and have experienced them to be.

Remember the Windscale fire. The fallout cloud travelled to Ireland and Europe. How many did that harm?

Officially, none. In reality, God knows. Keep history joined to the present. Otherwise we won’t learn. Don’t forget Windscale just because the PR people renamed it. They think ordinary people are thick. The arrogance of power.

In memory of the actual victims of the SL 1 Idaho reactor melt down, and Mary B’s dad.

In rememberance of the Enrico Fermi reactor accident, Chicago

In rememberance of the victims of the Chernobyl reactor disaster

In rememberance of the tissue stolen by Western nuclear authorities and secretly tested without kin permission from 1953 to the current era.
*

Have they won your trust yet?

If yes, are you freaking nuts?

* This list is no complete. I’ve left out many disasters, I havent included Three Mile Island, or the tons of soil from backyards of houses adjacent to the Lucas Hieghts reactor that had to be removed – due to contamination from the reactor- in the 1970s.
Its current stored in dozens of 44 gallon drums 100s of miles away at Woomera, in the Exclusion Zone Aboriginal people were kicked off of in the 40s and 50s. And which the Australian government now wants to give to the mining companies.

Not in my backyard indeed. NIMBY is a term invented by Politicians in a Feral attempt to mock protestors. All the while knowing keeping the soil in those back yards would be a breach of international and nation law. Trouble with nuclear poison is, as soon as you move from one place, you have to move it somewhere else.

Around the world, this movement reveals the national prejudices active as the time.

You guessed it, the Indigenous get our Honkie poison.

Hat’s off to the patriot Elena

And boy did the Western nukers get stuck into her a while back. Didn’t stop her though. Lesson there.

Go Elena!

A Convention of Reactor Designers:

More on the fallout

November 30, 2010

I will be adding some more detail about the extent of contamination present at Maralinga shortly.

In the meantime, here’s a link to Nigel Carney’s excellent blog “Rosetta Moon” which contains some of the stuff I sent across some time ago.

rosetta moon

beyond the media
Radiation Poisoning from South Australian Nuclear Tests

Note that the vast bulk of the contamination shown in the “plumes” occurred during the so called “minor trials”. These were not nuclear detonations but rather various tests which resulted in the release of various radioisotopes.

Monte Bello Veteran

November 29, 2010

Mr N.R. Batley writes:

“I served on HMS Narvik for the Monte Bello Islands tests the only protection we had was a piece of negative film in a flat badge type holder that we pinned on to our clothes by means of a safety pin that was allways coming lose and being lost the badge that is. At no time did we have any medical check ups or questions as to how we felt. I have a photo that would show how close to the bombs being tested we were with the only safeguard roll your sleeves down and turn your collar up on our no8 shirts. If required I would give evidence but be quick I have cancer heart trouble.”

HMS Cavalier

November 28, 2010

SIDNEY ANNING Says:
November 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

In 1963 whilst on HMS Cavalier we was ordered to go to Christmas Island for five days on the way home from the FES. When the ship eventually got home, tests upon the eyes were carried out, which I have been told is to find out whether you have been eradiated or not. Many of my shipmates have died in the 50′s and 60′s, and those of us that are left have many diseases, some associated with radiation.

A Son of a Father.

November 26, 2010

“after 25 years of knowing that my deceased father of raf was exposed to six atomic bombs one would think the court of appeal would have recognised the contempt of court issue by mod of not releasing the files such as my fathers personell file. Well see you bastards in the Supreme Court and after that the House of Lords. If you pay out on chair injuries and bullet wounds of afghanistan don’t tell me atomic bombs are second rate to bullets and office furniture especially when mod spent considerable money to build Londons ugliest building.”
Martin Shergold

The world can see what the Government is doing purportedly On Her Majesty’s Service. God’s watching too. It might take 3 more generations, but we will win.

The children will carry it on.

(mod = Ministry of Defence)
Experts at defending their own arses instead of the people.

My Hopes and Prayers for Major Alan Batchelor

November 26, 2010

Alan (ex Royal Australian Engineers, Maralinga) has fought for decades to defend the rights and interests of nuclear veterans.

Alan has been unwell for an extended period of time.

Alan is currently in Canberra Hospital, recovering in the surgical ward.

I send my very best Alan. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

My thanks to Marion Batchelor for the update. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marion says:

“It can only be hoped that he makes a full recovery.

Please keep those e-mails coming about the current situation. He is worried that all the work that he had done may be of little use.*

Kind regards,
Marion Batchelor”

email for Marion:
batcham@ozemail.com.au

* time to resolve to continue to chip away for as many generations as it takes to claim the Truth from government. While not the technical and military expert Alan is, I’ll do my best until my breath stops. Then I’ll give it to God. Running out of ammo? Never.
Paul

A Rare Win for an Australian Widow

November 25, 2010

Quote:

“Maralinga Widow Awarded $120,000 in Compensation Payout for Cancer Death of Husband

The Brisbane widow of a man who died from various forms of cancer as a result of exposure to harmful radioactive dust from nuclear detonations and potentially dangerous initiator trials during the Maralinga experimental programme, commonly known as “Kittens” with the parent material is usually the very beryllium metal and the radioactive material in some alpha-emitting isotope of a heavy element such as polonium, was awarded at least $120,000 in compensation after her successful appeal under the Australian Commonwealth Employees Compensation Act (Comcare), to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In 2007 the Commonwealth Employees Compensation rejected Mrs Beth Campbell’s claim for compensation over the death of her husband Clive Campbell in 1998. Mrs Campbell asked the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to reconsider the case, after an internal Comcare review also rejected her claim. By the time the claim reached the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Comcare had accepted liability for Mr Campbell’s death from exposure to ionising radiation when, as serving security officier in 1955 and 1956, he entered areas of Maralinga that were contaminated with radioactive dust. “

End Quote. “Atomic Fallout”, Vol4 No 10, Nov/Dec, 2010. Pp 2.
Editor and National Secretary, Mr Terry Toon,
Atomic ExServicemens’ Association,
ACN 59 201 368 994
Email: atomicex2@bigpond.com.au

The page of the magazine shows a photo captioned : “The late Mr Colin Campbell, ASIO Officer for Maralinga during 1955 and 1956, is photographed by the senior British scientist, Dr. J.A. Dawson, at “One Tree”, Maralinga nuclear site, prior to the bulldozing of the Mulga tree by army engineers. Photo: Mrs B. Campbell in memory of her late husband.” End quote.

“One Tree” was a nuclear test site within the Maralinga Range. So named because a solitary Mulga tree grew there. Apparently it was in the way of Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies and the rest of the British government.

Just like the Aboriginal culture which had existed there for thousands of years, it was uprooted.

The dust was left to blow around the nation, spreading 22 kg of powdered plutonium across the land. (22 kg of powdered plutonium dust is admitted to be missing from Maralinga by the British government. In the 1980s some of the plutonium was found at the Aboriginal township of Oak Valley. The school there was found to be particularly contaminated. The White Teachers went on strike until it was cleaned up. The Aboriginal people had to stay there. The road from Maralinga to Oak Valley was once posted with signs warning people not to leave their vehicles. The Aboriginal people had to hunt food in that same area. The plutonium at Oak Valley is the result of the test firing of a non-fused nuclear missile from a British Vulcan bomber*. The destructive disintegration of the plutonium in the missile warhead has killed how many? The missile overshot its target and the plutonium plume “feathered” out beyond the Maralinga range. The experiment continues?)

Menzies took decision to allow the atomic bombing of Australia by Britain without consulting Cabinet. He allowed the appointed of Titterton as Chair of the Safety Committee. Titterton was found by Royal Commission (1984) to have withheld critical safety information due to his prior and continuing subordination to both US and British military secrecy provisions. He was personally responsible for the deliberate spreading of radioactive Cobalt pellets at Maralinga. He informed no-one.
This action resulted in the deaths of people. (More on that later).

Titterton is still regarded as a hero by the British Government. That government sticks by the famous “Titterton Line”.

If its so safe, next time, do it in Devon will youse?

*This bomber had earlier flown directly over Broken Hill Airport without leaving any trace on the airport radar. Yea, lots of secret stuff at Maralinga. (Thanks to Tex Condon for this memory.)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/archie-barton-aboriginal-leader-who-campaigned-for-the-cleanup-of-the-maralinga-nuclear-test-sites-997958.html

Seems to me, as the UK lost 22 kg of plutonium at Maralinga, the first thing that should be done is the internal body scanning of all people affected.

Sort of like a repeat of the Karen Silkwood disgrace, only with many many many many more people.

Dear Members of Parliament

November 25, 2010

From: Dennis Hayden
To: CHRIS WILLIAMS0N MP ; THOMAS DOCHERTY MP ; bottomleyp@parliament.uk ; brazierj@parliament.uk ; brookea@parliament.uk ; brooksse@parliament.uk ; campbellr@parliament.uk ; caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk ; catonm@parliament.uk ; chi.onwurah.mp@parliament.uk ; clarkk@parliament.uk ; dobbinj@parliament.uk ; donaldsonjm@parliament.uk ; emma.reynolds.mp@parliament.uk ; fosterd@parliament.uk ; gapesm@parliament.uk ; gordon.henderson.mp@parliament.uk ; graeme.morrice.mp@parliament.uk ; hancockm@parliament.uk ; hardyb@parliament.uk
Cc: MARK HARPER MP ; ALISON SEABECK MP ; JOHN BARON MP ; SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH MP ; DR ANDREW MURRISON ; BERNARD JENKIN MP ; GEORGINA HOLMES – SKELTON
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2010 1:21 PM
Subject: Ref Minister for Veterans Letter Dated 8 Nov 2010 .

Dear Members of Parliament
Members of the Defence Committee .

Further to the forwarded email of the 20th November .
In reference to Minister for Veterans , Andrew Robathan’s letter dated 8th November. .

BETRAYAL , EXPERIMENTATION , COVER – UP AND POLITICAL EXCLUSION
THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST EXPERIMENTS

BETRAYAL AND EXPERIMENTAION – THE NRPB AND THE REDERN INQUIRY REPORT .

This is what else the Minister for Veterans wrote on the 8th November about the National Radiological Protection Board( NRPB ) :

“The NRPB found that participation in the tests had no detectable effect on life expectency , nor on the risk of developing cancers . An exception was certain types of leukaemia , especially in the early years after the tests .”

The Minister for Veterans Therefore Admits Nuclear Veterans were Exposed to Radiation.

The Minister for Veterans has admitted nuclear test veterans were exposed to radiation . It is a well known and documented scientific fact , not only by independent radiation sceintists but by mainstream establisment funded and controlled radiation experts that elevated cases of leukaemia manifest in persons exposed to radiation in the early years after exposure .

Why , therefore were these elevated early deaths from leukaemia publicly and politically ignored ?

It is a health legacy issue along with early debiltating immune system damage , sterility , heart disease , skeletal problems , chronic pulmonary illness ,psychological impact , later mutagenic whole body cancers , premature deaths ,and still births , miscarriages and genetic damage passed to offspring etc , As with elevated early leukaemias these are also triggered by exposure to whole body dose gamma radiation and radioactive fall out particles . .

The Health Protection Agency ( formerly known as the NRPB ) , has been disingenuously stated by Ministers for many years as an being an ‘independent ‘ body.

This is a blatant lie . A lie that has enabled the Ministry of Defence to infer the 1980’s and 90’s series of health and mortality studies into the nuclear veterans were entirely unbiased . These studies were entirely statistical , they did not include any independent examination of surviving veterans blood , body tissue , parts or organs .They were therefore unable to detect genetic damage .The evidence we hold of genetic damage is being ignored .

The Redfern Inquiry Report – 16th November 2010

Whilst the so – called ‘ndependent ‘ statistical studies , without blood testing individual veterans for genetic damage , were being carried out by the NRPB in the 1980’s and 90’s this government funded body were covertly , without permission of living veterans or their families engaged in the unlawful and clandestine, secret removal of tisssue , body parts and organs from living as well as deceased nuclear veterans .

Experimentation Still Continued Today .

Medical Research Council – MR185 ” UK participants in the UK atmospheric nuclear weapons tests ” is the experimental programme still being used today on nuclear test veterans on death .Associate to the CVFI , nuclear veteran Dave Whyte , has uncovered this evidence through FOI . His body is ‘flagged ‘ for research after death . Why ?

On pages 89 and 90 of the Redfern inquiry Report ( Michael Redfern QC ) it is stated that the unlawful removal of body parts is ‘managed ‘ by the Health Protection Agency ( HPA ) , Centre for Radiation , Chemical and Environmental Hazards . ( formerly known as the NRPB ) .

The Redfern Report reveals this experImental programme covering in excess of 40 years on nuclear veterans has been unlawfully done with the collusion of doctors , coroners , pathologists , the NHS , the Medical Research Council and the Atomic Weapons Establishment .. This is coverrt institutional corruption on a massive scale carried out on former members of the armed forces . Why ? ..

The reason for this covert examination of body parts is exposed by Redfern ( p.90 ) as “mainly scientific research and potential damage claims .”

“Potential damage claims” indicates prior knowledge that nuclear veterans were exposed to ionising radiation and by the destruction , withholding and/or loss of radiation records and the destruction or loss of body parts the Ministry of Defence have deliberately set out to cover -up the truth . We have ample, detailed evidence to substantiate the withholding of information by the Ministry of Defence and other government bodies acting in collusion .

Like so much of the information from briefings by officials at the Ministry of Defence it is repeated by ignorant Ministers who have no understanding of the science of radiation damage to health .

As a consequence Ministers often trip themselves up and we nuclear veterans and widows would dearly love them to undergo cross – examination by independent radiation experts and legal counsel in a court of law . However , freed from the umbilical cord that attaches them to the briefings of officials within the MoD Ministers are too ill – informed on the science of radiation damage to health for that embarrassment to be allowed to happen .

However we challenge the Minister for Veterans to take part in a live television debate on this issue with members of the Combined Veterans’ Forum International .

Many veterans and widows regard MR 185 and the covert removal of body parts is worse than the excesses of the NAZI establisments scientific research progarmme which was carried out on prisoners our captives whereas the experimental programme of UK instutional collusion has been carried out on members of the armed forces , many of whom were national servicemen at the time . This is a stain on this nation and should never be allowed to a happen again .

Cover – up and the Political Exclusion of Nuclear Veterans

Promises were made by both John Major and Tony Blair when they were Prime Minister that the Government would look at new evidence when it came to light . But when new evidence came to light the Government ignored it and raised the technical limitation defence which was held up by MoD appeal on the 22nd November to overturn the previous successful judgment of Mr Justice Foskett of June 2009 .

The nuclear veterans’ legal team are considering an appeal to the Supreme Court to enable the those nine lead claimants debarred to also proceed to full court trial . The judgment does not prevent the other 1,002 veterans and their families continueing to trial althogh the MoD will try to suggest it does .We intend to fight the MoD on this issue .

The CVFI wish to make it clear that the nuclear veterans and widows did not seek confrontation with the Government by taking legal action but we were give no alternative because of a political exclusion against us which states ” the standard practice in claims for legacy health issues in veterans is by litigation .” No inclusion in the military covenant , left outside of help , with no legal aid . It has been extremely difficult but the nuclear veterans and widows , unlike our political leadership , do not give in to the abuse of democratic law , honour and decency .

As John Baron MP said in the House of Commons in October , 2008 : ” This is without doubt a political problem “.

As Tam Dayell MP wrote to a member of this Forum in January , 2003 ” There are many deceptions ! ”

The Government has inherited many problems and amongst those is the betrayal , experimentation , cover – up and political exclusion of serviceman during the nuclear test experiments of the 1950’s and 60’s .

Action by the Prime Minister

The CVFI demand the following from the Prime Minister who we believe has inherited a poisoned legacy . :

1) An aplogy for the betrayal , experimentation , cover-up and political exclusion of nuclear veterans in clear breach of the military covenant .

2) The promise that this will never , ever happen to any other group of servicemen past , presnt or future .

3) An end to ‘flagging’ of nuclear test veterans for the experimental programme MR 185 on death .

4) The release of documentaion relating to the removal of tissue , blood from servicemen during and after the tests . The release of all documents relating to post – mortem examinations of deceased veterans under MR 185 and other directives by government sponsored scientists , organistions , doctors , coroners and pathologists .

5) A mediated settlement of claims for the Atomic Veterans Group Litigation currently contested by the MoD . Easier access to pensions and official recognition of the suffering and sacrifice of the nuclear veterans during the cold war and the legacy health issues they and their premature widows have had to suffer since the return of these men to civilian life ..

Latest evidence and accumulated evidence has angered and hardened the resolve of nuclear veterans and widows . If the Government prefers confrontation then confronation will continue until all evidence is in the public domain however embarrassing or damaging that may be .

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Copies of these emails are being forwarded to the Atomic Veterans Group Llitigation legal team , to the Press and to an extended list of Members of Parliament .This is an open chain of email for international distribution .

From the Action Executive , the CVFI 25 November 2010 .

—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: ANDREW ROBATHAN MP
Cc: MARK HARPER MP ; JAMES ARBUTHNOT ; ALISON SEABECK MP ; JOHN BARON MP ; SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH MP ; DR ANDREW MURRISON ; BERNARD JENKIN MP ; ADAM HOLLOWAY MP
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 2:20 PM
Subject: RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTERTO MARK HARPER MP

From the Action Exective , the Combined Veterans’ Forum International
an open email letter dated 20th November 2010 .

To : Andrew Robathan MP Your Ref: D/Min ( DPWV) AR MC04612/2010
Minister for Veterans dated 8th November 2010

Copy to Mark Harper MP for the Forest of Dean
James Arbuthnot MP Chairman of the Defence Select Committee
and other Members of Parliament

Dear Mr Robathan ,

FAIRNESS AND DIGNITY FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL

This is a response to your letter of above reference passed to me by my constituency MP , Mark Harper .

Your letter , as stated in fwwd email to Mr Harper , is one of disingenuous half truths , spin and deception . It is full of contradictory science and conclusions briefed by Ministry of Defence officials in their long running political exclusion of nuclear veterans , our premature widows and genetically damaged children and grandchildren from truth and justice in breach of the military covenant ..

It wil be an aberration of democracy if you , as a Minister for Veterans , as recently as reported in the November edition of Navy News do not stand by your statement :

” This government has pledged to treat Service personnel , their families , and former Service personnel with fairness and dignity . ”

We surviving nuclear test veterans now demand that the institutional and corrupt ( unlawful without consent ) experimentation on deceased nuclear test veterans by the covert taking of body parts , tissue and organs , as revealed by the 655 page Redfern Inquiry Report ( page 89 ) for the purpose of ” scientific research and claims for damage” ( page 90 ) will receive a long awaited apology from the government you say is pledged to ” fairness and dignity ” for those that serve the nation .

Your dismissal of the “crucial and pivotal ” evidence of extremely elevated chromosomal translocations in the DNA of nuclear veterans who gave service at the British nuclear test experiment locations is the same as a murderer called to the witness box attempting to offer his own defence to the murder victims of his experimental progarmme .

Your defence of the National Radiological Protection Board ( NRPB ) who conduct the so called ‘independent ‘ statiiscal studies of death certificates of nuclear veterans during the 1980’s and 90’s is now completely and utterly demolished . The Refern Inquiry Report explicitly and in depth reveals that scientists from the NRPB together with the Medical Research Council and the Atomic Weapons Establishment with the collusion of doctors , coroners and pathologists embarhed upon a 40 year plus practice of covert removal , examination and destruction of body tissue , parts and organs from nuclear power workers but also from ” service veterans who had attended nuclear weapons tests” .

We nuclear veterans have long suspected our political exclusion from justice and from any duty of care for those who attended the British nuclear weapons experiments has been motivated by the fact that nuclear veterans underpin the whole question of damage to health from ingested , inhaled radioisotopes that can also gain access to the body by cuts or abrasions in the skin . This is the same causal link to ill health as found in nuclear power workers .

Nuclear veterans are still ‘flagged ‘ for covert experimentation on death . In fairness and dignity we demand that this practice stops and is never ever repeated on service personnel without the consent of their families .

Despite attempts by the Parliamentary Inquiry ( nuc vets ), of 2007, to arrange a mediated settlement of claims and despite the same recommendation from Judge Foskett , in June of 2009 , the Ministry of Defence continued its cold war policy of lies , deception , denial and betrayal of those who gave service during the nuclear tests . We also demand that the papers relating to all body part removal and all post – mortems are made available to the families of nuclear test veterans .

It is now time for the Ministry of Defence to pay the penalty and for government to begin to treat service personnel past and present with “fairness and dignity . ”

Yours sincerely ,

Dennis Hayden

On belhalf of The Action Executive
The Combined Veterans’ Forum International ( CVFI )
Shirley Denson – Dennis Hayden – Ken McGinley (UK ) – Roy Sefton (NZ )
and our Associates Internationally .

THIS AN OPEN EMAIL FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION , 20TH NOVEMBER 2010 .

—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: MARK HARPER MP
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:04 AM
Subject: LETTER FROM ANDREW ROBATHAN
MINISTER FOR VETERANS

Dear Mr Harper , .

Thank you for your letter containing a reply from Andrew Robathan MP, Minister for Veterans , which of course reiterates the Ministry of Defence’s threadbare dogma of political exclusion aganist the interests of nuclear veterans , our premature widows and our genetically damaged children and grandchildren .. Robathan’s letter is a standard letter of the usual of disingenuous half truths , spin and deception .All of course in contradiction to the truth of the science that ingested and inhaled radioactive dust admitted by you in 2007 that ‘ destroys body organs and and living cell tissue ‘ , which is as you well know , the primary causal link to ill health , disability and premature deaths of nuclear test veterans .

THE REDFERN INQUIRY REPORT ..

The publication of the Redfern Inquiry Report ( by Michael Redfern QC ) yesterday 16th November, a three and a half year study into the removal of body parts , organs and tissue from nuclear power workers , without the families consent, over a fifty year period is the final nail in the coffin of Ministry of Defence / Government lies and misinformation on damage to health as a result of exposure to inonising radiation in the past .

Your attention is drawn to pages 89 and 90 of the 655 page Redfern Inquiry report (you may obtain this by searching google ). These pages provide damning and crucial evidence with regard to nuclear test veterans leagl claimsproceeding through the High Court as follows :

p 89 – Whose body organs were removed and why ? – the list includes ” service veterans who had attended nuclear weapons tests “.

p 90 – Analysis of whose organs and the motive why they were removed ? – the report by Michael Redfern QC states , ” The motive for the work appears to have been similar to those set out in relation to nuclear industry , mainly scientific research and potential claims for damages ”
(my underlining )

What happened to the removed body parts , organs and tissue ? The Redfern Report states they were destroyed . A very convenient destruction of evidence .

The NRPB studies ( disingenuously touted as ‘independent ‘ by yourself and other politicians with an umbilical cord to the Ministry of Defence ) predictably used, like Robathan, this discredited series of studies , by epidemiological and satistical manipulattion , to show no causal link to ill health in veterans ( without of course any medical monitoring of veterans heatlth whilst alive ). The NRPB stdies , at great expanse and waste of tax payers money , are now totally discredited because the Refern Inquiry Report shows the NRPB , together with Doctors , Coroners and Pathologists are all implicated in the body part scandal and cover up . It is the stuff of nightmares .. The leg bone removed from one nuclear power worker was replaced by a broomstick so that the desecration and covert violation of his body would go unnoticed by his family at his funeral . The Government and the Ministry of Defence have acted like latter day grave robbers, on nuclear health matters , in order to hide the truth and must now pay the price .

This matter in regard to the nuclear test veterans will be decided in court through the Atomic Veterans Group Litigation ..Having been forced with no other obligation other than litigation is a breach of the miliary covenant by successive governments who have betrayed those who gave valuable service and sacrificed so much during the British Nucler Test progarmme 1952 to 67 to defend the nation during the cold war ..

Yours Sincerely

Dennis Hayden
—————————————————————————-THE COMBINED VETERANS’ FORUM INTERNATIONAL ( CVFI ) , FOUNDED IN 2002 , IS A SELF – FUNDED , INDEPENDENT FORUM OF NUCLEAR VETERANS AND WIDOWS SUPPORTING THE NUCLEAR VICTIMS OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST EXPERIMENTS 1952 TO 1967 .THE FORUM IS NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND BELIEVES THE ONLY ARBITER IN ANY NUCLEAR DEBATE ON RADIATION DAMAGE TO HUMAN HEALTH IS NOT THE AGENDAS OF POLITICIANS OR INDUSTRY BUT THE TRUTH OF THE SCIENCE .

THE ACTION EXECUTIVEOF THE CVFI IS COMPRISED OF SHIRLEY DENSON , NUCLEAR WIDOW ( 0208 6464098 ) , DENNIS HAYDEN , NUCLEAR VETERAN ( 01594 845118 ) – CO FOUNDERS , KEN McGINLEY, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS ASSOCIATION 1983 TO 2001 ( 01505 345612 ) UNITED KINGDOM AND ROY SEFTON QSM , CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW ZEALAND NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS ASSOCIATION ( NZ 0635 84841 ) .

THE ATOMIC VETERANS GROUP LITIGATION CURRENTLY PROGRESSING WITH SUCCCESS THROUGH THE HIGH COURT IS BEING CONDUCTED BY ROSENBLATT , SOLICITORS OF LONDON .

LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE CVFI IS :IAN ANDERSON , INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ADVOCATE AND ATTORNEY AT LAW ( NEW YORK )

Strength in Unity

THIS IS AN OPEN EMAIL LETTER .
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISTRIBUTE THIS EMAIL INTERNATIONALLY .
THE CVFI – 20th NOVEMBER 2010 .

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TESTS

November 25, 2010

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TESTS

After WWII the British Government decided they would develop their own nuclear deterrent and made plans to conduct the tests at remote areas in Australia and the Pacific as they were not fully aware of the devastating power these devices were capable of producing.

The Government of the day had to discover the effects a nuclear bomb would have, not only on the infrastructure but the effects it would have for the human race over a prolonged period of time. It was decided the Armed Forces would be used as ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ in order to discover the effects radiation would have on the Human Body. The Government knew the Armed Forces would carry out their tasks without question as everyone had lived during all, or part of WWII. They had grown up being bombarded with posters about the ‘Enemy within’ and had been well trained (brainwashed) to keep their mouths shut and not to ask questions. They were now living in the Cold War Era (Another phase of their Lives the British Government do not appear to recognise) where they were warned about the ‘Reds Under the Beds!’

Certain individuals were selected, without their full knowledge, to be part of this covert human experiment and were assigned tasks in and around the area known as ground zero before and after detonation of these devices. The MOD will tell you that meticulous records were kept of all aspects relating to the tests including the radiation levels each individual received.

It is only now, Nuclear Veterans realise the difference between the treatment of Civilian Workers and Service personnel. Civilians were never seen around ground zero after a detonation, without full protective clothing and wearing a respirator whilst Service personnel wore just a pair of shorts, boots and their hat, they were not offered protective clothing.

Service personnel now realise radioactivity was harmful and breathing in radioactive particles could produce debilitating medical problems throughout their lifetime. Civilians were obviously aware of the dangers radiation and radioactive particles presented, but never informed the naive young Servicemen who were only considered as part of the experiment and were expendable.

The experiment was not concluded at the end of the testing of the nuclear devices! It is still ongoing. The Medical records of those who were chosen (without their consent or knowledge) are flagged and form part of a covert Medical Research programme into the long term effects radiation has had on their bodies throughout their lifetime.

The Government will attempt to deny this story. I challenge them to produce evidence to the contrary. They will not reveal the true radiation levels these individuals were subjected to as it would prove the atrocities committed against our Loyal Troops by a callous Government was tantamount to premeditated murder albeit over a prolonged period of time. But, there is no time limit for murder trials.
There are blood tests performed in Countries like Russia that show the amount of radiation a person has received (radiation is accumulative in the body) but our Government do not have the courage to permit them to be performed in this Country because they would be unable to conceal the truth once the results were revealed.

Dave Whyte
One of the ‘Human Guinea Pigs’
Associate to the CVFI

THE IRON FIST OF JUSTICE

November 23, 2010

From:
“Dennis Hayden”
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Dear All ,

A partial victory in the appeals verdict is all we need

This message has been sent to Members of Parliament . That is , the legal team is fully supportedby all nuclear veterans and widows in efforts to get the nine test cases excluded to be allowed to go to full high court trial .

However , the fact that Mrs Sinfield’s case concerning her late husband Bert can take place in a full court hearing where all the scientific evidence held on ionising radiation damage to health will be revealed is good news .

This has been the objective from the beginning of litigation because it will only take one case for the truth on of radiation damage to be revealed .

All the best
The CVFI

The MoD would like to think they have gained a victory . They have only managed a stay of execution .
—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: ANN MUNSLOW-DAVIES ; ANNA SMITH ; TANIA SMITH ; ARCHIE ROSS ; BARONE HOPPER ; Catherine.Trundle@vuw.ac.nz ; Colin Duncan ; Dave Whyte ; Des Skinner ; GP.CPT. ANDREW ADES ; IAN ANDERSON ; JOE PASQUINI ; JOHN SPATCHER ; LEWIS RICE ; Mary Dunlop ; MAX KIMBER ; Nic Maclellan ; NICK SIMONS ; PAUL LANGLEY ; ALAN BATCHELOR ; RAY WHITEHEAD ; Sam Mauchline
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 1:16 PM
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Dear all ,

The appeal court ruling is allowing one of the 10 test cases to proceed to full trial and has ruled out nine . That is only 9 out of the 1011 or so involved ruled out . The MoD are claiming a victory but it is just another legal delaying tactic . On the plus side we have the parallel Tribunal Appeals Case Hearing still in process in which the MoD are refusing to release 500 documents and the significant new evidence in the Redfern Inquiry Report released on the 16th November . On balance this is set back only . The fight continues and the longer they delay allows more damning evidence to emerge against them . .

Regards,
The CVFI

Please forward to as many froends as possible .
—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: SUSIE BONIFACE ; Alan Rimmer ; Rob Edwards ; ADAM DOCHERTY (Sunday Post ) ; KELVIN MACKENZIE
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 12:56 PM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE FROM THE cOMBINED VETERANS’ FORUM INTERNATIONAL

A PRESS RELEASE

FROM THE COMBINED VETERANS’ FORUM INTERNATIONAL

12.40 22nd November 2010

ATOMIC VETERANS GROUP LITIGATION – APPEAL VERDICT

The verdict of the Appeal Judges in the High Court today is not what was hoped for however , it is a partial victory for nuclear veterans and widows .This verdict may not be an end yet to the MoD’s denial of truth and justice but it signals the beginning of the end.

The recent publication ( 16th November ) of the Redfern Report on the unlawful taking of body tissue , parts and organs without family consent from nuclear test veterans over a period spanning 40 years plus has revealed an experimental programme of shocking institutional collusion against the interests of those who took part in the British nuclear test programme .

Nuclear test veterans are still ‘flagged’ for these experiments as part of the experimental element of the British nuclear bomb testing programme commenced in 1952 and still continued today by the UK Government .

The Redfern Report reveals that scientists and doctors from the National Health Service ( NHS ) , the Medical Research Council ( MRC ) , the National Radiological Protection Board ( NRPB ) and the Atomic Weapons Establishment ( AWE ) examined and then destroyed evidence of exposure to ionising radiation with the aid of coroners and pathologist to enable the Ministry of Defence to avoid accountability for future damage claims . These are facts veterans and widows are passing to the legal team of Rosenblatts ..

In the light of the recent compensation awards paid to the Guantanamo Bay Detainees and the evident desire of the Governmen, in that case , to avoid future costs and embarrassment at the expense of tax payers’ money our hope now is the Government and MoD will see similar sense and enter into a mediated settlement of claims for the nuclear veterans and widows .

We thank the legal firm , Rosenblatt Solicitors , for their tremendous hard work , dedication and the commitment they have put into the conduct of the case on behalf of all nuclear veterans and widows .

Rosenblatt Solicitors may take this Appeal Verdict to the Supreme Court

We will be able to comment further on the appeal verdict once the contents have been fully studied by the legal team .

Issued by the Action Executive of the CVFI- 22nd November 2010

Shirley Denson – Dennis Hayden – Ken McGinley ( UK ) – Roy Sefton ( NZ )
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