Missing Medical Files and the central nuclear lie.

In the current era, discussion of the suppression of medical impacts from nuclear activity remains a major theme. From the nuclear industry claims of the benefits of eating cesium and plutonium. Japanese and other nuclear “authorities” justifying reactor emissions on the existence of the banana as a source of potassium – no bearing what so ever on reactor emissions. These same authorities, often funded by the US Department of Energy Low Dose research section, promote emissions as being “like vitamins”. For nearly two years nuclear authorities have played down the health effects, particularly upon Japanese children, and claim that the extremely high rate of thyroid nodules suffered by these children is “not abnormal” nor linked to fallout from the three nuclear reactors which, the people had been told for decades, could never explode. But of course, all three did, one after the other.

Fukushima Diary and other Japanese and world blog and independent news sites on the net report being turned away from hospitals in Japan where the patient reports a medical condition which the individual observes may be linked to reactor emissions.

Animals have been left to in the exclusion zone in Japan with no public reporting of the radiological effects noted on the bodies of the animals.

While many people who read the above will not believe that nuclear authorities could be so crude as to make the above claims, I can assure the doubters (in Sweden and elsewhere) that the comments are well documents and have been fully reported in this blog, in other blogs, in the mass media and by various Japanese Universities releasing video showing resident academics hailing the harmlessness of plutonium and cesium as condiments to foodstuffs.


Since the 1950s Australia’s nuclear veterans have claimed that health cover ups have been carried out by every Australian government since the 1950s era Menzies government, the government which approved the atomic bombing of Australia by England. Strange thing for an Australian government to do, as strange as the Japanese government advising its nuclear refugees to flee too late and into the path of the Fukushima fallout clouds. Governments are strange beasts.

Reported since the 50s in Australia are such horrific events as : prompt deaths of military and civilian personnel. Illnesses suffered by both military and civilian personnel which were radiogenic, prompt and severe. In all such cases bar one (John Hutton) the medical records created by the treatment of these patients have been claimed as being lost by the Federal Government, even though the records were from both civilian hospitals (such as Port Augusta) as well as Commonwealth ones (such as Maralinga Base Hospital). John Hutton’s story has been recounted in a brief fashion earlier in this blog. He was able to retain a few pages of his Maralinga hospital file, though the main body of it, like the files of every other patients, is officially lost. (Lost being code obviously for “never admit to these things”)
In the case of Aboriginal Australians, the October 1953 atomic fallout created a well recorded history of suffering and death within the culture, one which is confirmed by Dr Cutter’s testimony to media in the 1980s and by the Royal Commission. Even though the Royal Commission found the evidence credible, its findings on the health impacts were pathetic. Very Noda like in fact. (There are decades of precedence for Japanese authorities to parrot current day).

In investigating the case of specific health impacts stemming from October 1953, I had cause to write to ARPANSA, Australia’s nuclear regulator, and ask about these impacts as recorded in the official record. The CEO of ARPSANSA wrote back. In a detailed document, the CEO explained the best information showed that no possible health impacts could possibly have been suffered by any Aboriginal person from the bomb fallout of October 1953.

On reporting this in the context of a case of an individual who suffered radiation induced skin lesions in October 1953 which persist to this day, solicitor Andrew Collett emailed me to tell me that he had acted for a person with radiation induced medical impacts, which persist and which, some decades had been the matter of legal proceedings. On the basis of the medical evidence presented to that court by the plaintive and Mr Collett, the court found for the plaintiff and against the Commonwealth of Australia. The court case has been barred from inclusion in the public register and so is unavailable for the general public and anyone who might want to know nuclear truth as opposed to the fairy stories highly qualified nuclear advocates have such a talent for telling.

The most sophisticated algebra in England and Australia will not save ARPSANA from the day of reckoning when the facts of the matter eventually come out. Nor will those nuclear advocates who have no idea of the bed of lies they have actually been trained in find any comfort on the day the relevant Port Augusta and Maralinga hospital records are eventually “found”, probably in London rather than Canberra. Though of course, copies might also be “lost” in Canberra as well.

Not only nuclear veterans and affected civilians from weapons tests, but reactor and nuclear facility employees and Downwinders have suffered the medical and legal abuse and denied over decades internationally. From the farmers of New Mexico, to the mothers of St . Louis, to the familites of Nevada and Utah, to the English, Irish and Scandinavians downwind of Windscale (Sellerfield), this abuse and denial has existed. Recently the facts of unauthorized dismemberment of deceased English children and adults, on the orders of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, as recently as the 1990s, was confirmed by the British Government Redfern Committee Report. This report found that nuclear veterans were high value as dead bodies for poking with by those in nuclear industry with apparently security clearances so high no one else can question them. Certainly not the government lawyers acting for the government against the cases brought by nuclear veterans in England at the current time.

I should remind people that Windscale (Sellerfield) now bankrupt, has been a cornerstone of commercial nuclear industry in the British Commonwealth since the 1950s. So don’t try and tell me that commercial nuclear is any different from military nuclear. They are and always have been, one and the same. Don’t believe me, look at the list of contractors enlisted by the Manhattan Project.

Dupont, Union Carbide, Bechtel, and many others in the USA. The British are a bit more cagey and in Australia, well, the slag heap from the first uranium mines (including Rum Jungle) were neatly disposed of by using the stuff as ballast on the Trans Australia Railway.

All very commercial. More mysterious is what happened to the miners and the railway workers. That reminds me of Amdel, which processed uranium at Port Pirie, creating a tailings pond which though fenced off, was not sign posted. It provided a swimming spot for the children of Port Pirie. In the 1980s signs were put up. Invaluable in gaining an insight into the Australian perspective of nuclear lies is the 1980s film “Backs to the Blast”, which tells the story in a complete way. And which gives rise to many questions.

I am compelled to write on these matters today because I have just received the Nov-Dec 2012 issue of the journal of the Atomic ExServicmen’s Association, entitled “Atomic Fallout”. In the 1990s the Association allowed me to be an associate, nominally as “welfare officer” though I have been pretty useless. I can assure the world readership though that even after all these years of injustice and denial, the veterans, though very rapidly dwindling in numbers, do persist.

And the next few posts in this blog will simply be scans of some of the pages of the current “Atomic Fallout”. Pages which remain relevant for everyone affected from Berkeley, Los Alamos, Hanford, Oak Ridge, New Mexico, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Pacific Islands, Alaska, Nevada and all other points of the compass by the expansion of nuclear lies since 1939. For, no doubt, in my mind at least, from the time military noticed radium dial painters dying in the manner that they did in the 1920s and 1930s, the world military has seen a weapon. One of the things a bomb is relatively lousy at is producing radio poisons in vast quantity. That talent is one of the main attributes of the fission reactor if one were to look at it as home built weapon aimed at its own people. Every reactor on the planet makes the events which happened at Dugway Proving ground and at the plutonium trials in Australia look like kittens in comparison.

Of course, we are told reactors will never ever leak their radio poisons, but they do on a daily basis normally. And no one knows what to do with the spent fuel.

So while the optimist radio chemists will say nuclear industry will always allow honest medical assessments today, I disagree. I see no evidence of medical truth in Japan, Australia, the US or anywhere else.

In order to present nuclear as safe, the victims, obviously, have to be denied. And as anyone with any reading of any local medical science knows, as anyone with any reading of the local experience in the Chernobyl fallout zone knows, the consequences are far more profound than officially admitted. Shockingly so, and the evidence remains suppressed, as suppressed as the reality of the medical cases carefully expunged from the Australian record in the 1950s and 1960s. (Except for John Hutton’s few surviving pages.)

I hope independent family doctors in Japan have access to the reality of the medical situation of the Fukushima children. On the basis of history, I would say they will not. Nevada still denies widespread endocrine disease particularly among women who have Downwinder histories. The leukemia surveys in that state, were, according a researcher active as a documentarian at the time is certain the official Nevada rates are a complete concoction.

Nothing much seems to change when it comes to the presentation of information by nuclear authorities in the matter of harm caused to innocent people and employees who were promised a safe place to work.

And though the above consists of my beliefs, it also consists of facts which are well known and admitted as being “sad” even by authorities. They of course, officially lament the “loss” of the relevant Australian hospital records for they think not one soul suffered from nuclear activity. They all had the flu. Some so badly they went blind and died. Quite a local pandemic in the 1950s up north.

Of course, any military training manual (well, the one I had at least) lists among the symptoms of radiation sickness “flu like symptoms”. Even though Andrew Bolt disagrees that it should be included. Sadly for Andrew he knows sweet FA about it. Even as he does his best to up the reputation of the late Prof Titterton. One who was proven by the Royal Commission to with hold information from Australia on orders of the USA and England. He was Chair of the Safety Committee. One wonders who fills the same role in Japan today. Paid by USA while employed by Japan. Proven precedent. Of course, nuclear authorities expended much effort instilling within Japanese society a tolerance for nuclear technology. For it is written in the Congressional record that a nuclear Japan is a USA strategic need. (FAS).

Finally, for the doubters, let me remind you that that after a study period lasting some years, in 2006 a team of Adelaide scientists paid by the Australian Howard government to survey the health of Australia’s nuclear veterans, the team of experts found the cohort suffered a 14 – 24 % increase in cancer rate. An increase the contracted experts were at a loss to explain. In their draft report they suggested petrol fumes in the desert were to blame. The only thing which makes nuclear veterans a cohort is what? Driving taxis? No, being present at the detonation of atomic bombs, living in tents dusted by fallout and have to go on missions in the hot zones, repairing contaminated equipment and generally following orders which the British admitted to themselves would cause some sad consequences. (And strongly urging the British present never to let the Australians gain access to fresh fallout, even though the Aussies had to go in and dig it up, to pass to the British.)

Just as well I’m a British citizen. This is not a racial thing. It’s a nuclear authority thing. Those who know have an insane need to keep everyone else in ignorance.

Even five year Japanese school kids and their parents.

Don’t overlook your veterans. Don’t overlook your bomb and black rain survivors. They will tell you the story of how the medical truth is enlightenment which must be quenched and suppressed at all costs, according those who drive nuclear industry and who present it as the savior of the planet. Even as Israel contemplates bombing Iran for building fuel rods.

It’s Ok for some to know, no OK for others. If you are not on the approved list, if you are a mere tax payer, well, if the nukers make you sick, don’t ever bank on having an accurate medical file.

IMO. I am evidence based. Absence of evidence is not evidence of Absence. Lost is a code word for “not allowed to know”.

So who do you believe if you are too young to remember any of this when when it was in every major issue of the Advertiser over a period of decades? In the end the government had to stop threatening to imprison servicemen for speaking and they held a Royal Commission. It produced a list of Black Hats and a list of White Hats and very little else. It certainly didn’t come up with the medical files.

3 Responses to “Missing Medical Files and the central nuclear lie.”

  1. CaptD Says:

    The Japanese have learned to trust in measurements made by their own radiation counters and doubt measurements made by the Gov’t…

    Perfect Example:
    Fukushima air radiation monitors underreporting data

  2. pvdl1969 Says:

    Do you have any references? It would be helpful if you’d link to references that support your claims.

    • nuclearhistory Says:

      Yes, the issues has been covered with citations in earlier posts. You could also ring John Hutton in Melbourne or talk to any nuclear veteran in Australia, England, France and the United States for their personal experiences. Senator Markey documented the issue in the perspective some decades ago, long before the Clinton Administration formed the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. The issue is such common knowledge that citations are not needed in a blog. This is not a thesis. In this case however, if you have read any of the blog, you will find copious proof and citations. However, I take your point and as soon as I can I put up a new page with links to the earlier relevant posts and citations. The suppression of the medical data of nuclear veterans and Downwinders is I can assure all readers, a universal crime, universal from Alaska to South Australia, from pole to pole.

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