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It’s a wonder that Professor Jay Cullen (U. Vic. BC) and Ken Buesseler (WHOI) can show up to work at all, if they are truly frightened of a physically disabled man who moves about with crutches or a wheelchair. Universities have become dangerous places. People who are so thin-skinned, that they apparently feel that they must have someone arrested for calling them names on youtube, should not be working with the public, and certainly not with students. It must be truly frightening for these two apparently nervous men to show up in front of able-bodied students, if they are truly afraid of a physically disabled man with crutches and a wheelchair. They must really quiver in their little boots to be on board boats with young able-bodied students, if they are frightened of the youtube videos made by a man in a wheelchair.
Can it really be true that they did this? Apparently so. It was reported by the “Globe and Mail” (Friday, Nov. 6, 2015), which is Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper. Jay Cullen even put the article on his web site, so must be proud of the fact. Does it make him feel important and like a big man to pick on a poor man in a wheelchair?
Is the man who Jay Cullen had thrown in jail really disabled? This article explains Dana Durnford’s accident and the pain involved in getting from bed to wheelchair to work on the internet, and the subsequent fatigue: “Dana Durnford Fights to give Indie Artists a Chance on Youtube“, by Jef Rouner, Thurs, Sept. 2, 2010. http://www.houstonpress.com/music/dana-durnford-fights-to-give-indie-artists-a-chance-on-youtube-6776128
If Cullen and Buesseler are of reasonable intelligence (and a Ph.D. doesn’t guarantee this), then they must know that anything that Dana Durnford has said doesn’t fall under “true threat” and that he couldn’t possibly constitute a danger to them. Furthermore, men who are able-bodied have said worse things than Dana ever did, and about more important people (e.g. the US President) and it was ruled political hyperbole rather than a “true threat”. (See Watts v. United States U.S. Supreme Court.) Mississippi Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers stated “If we catch any of you going in any of them racist stores, we’re gonna break your damn neck,” but this was ruled as political hyperbole, as it should have been because it was a common expression at that time and place (NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co. http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/true-threats ) While Canada isn’t the US, Common Law jurisdictions look at each other’s case law. And, Cullen-Buesseler aren’t so important as they want to think. If Cullen wanted to be known, well he IS now known. Did he really want to be known as a cowardly bully of the disabled?
Are they really such timid men, or is their fear related to the unveiling of their ties to the nuclear industry by Dana Durnford and, more recently, unveiled by Dr. Richard Wilcox?
Furthermore, Dana recently pointed out that WHOI’s “Our Radioactive Ocean .org” “help us” – “Our Radioactive Ocean Sampling Demo” features Ken Buesseler saying (approx 1.45 min) that the water sample should not have sediments or seaweed in it, http://www.ourradioactiveocean. org/helpus.html, whereas a 1971 article by WHOI suggests that sediments, plankton, seaweed and organisms feeding in sediments are the places to look for radionuclides! Dana Durnford pointed this out on Sept. 30th, a little over a month before he was arrested for allegedly frightening Jay Cullen and someone at WHOI (apparently Buesseler), and Dana’s videos were removed from youtube.
Despite all of their partnerships and sponsors, WHOI wants around $600.00 per sample to test in a machine that costs $75,000, meaning that citizen scientists would be better served to buy or rent their own! 125 samples would pay for the machine, and many more than this would be needed, making this a shake-down, to boot. One or two thousand samples would be a good start, and that would cost the citizen scientist $1.2 million for 2,000 samples at $600 a pop. The smart citizen scientist would buy a Gammascout detector for $409, which tests for alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Then they can test an endless array of wet and dry sediments, dehydrated seawater, and other things for radiation. Water is a radiation insulator, after all. Will it be perfect? Probably not, but the citizen scientist can do statistically significant research for $409. Plus, the WHOI study is only looking for cesium in water. And, would you really trust WHOI when its partners-sponsors include entities like the US DOE, US Dept. of Defense, Raytheon, U. of Tokyo, etc?
How can you trust Buesseler who tries to scare people from eating potassium containing food, without which they can drop dead of heart failure? Even Oak Ridge Assoc. Universities inform us that potassium doesn’t constitute a danger (see further down this blog post) due to homeostasis, and because radioactive potassium is only a minuscule part of potassium, anyway. (Banana companies need to hurry up and sue Buesseler).
Or, Jay Cullen who got $630,000 to test seawater but is using volunteers, and whose funding entity has ties to the nuclear and uranium mining industry and Canadian Dept. of Defence? Even if he bought his own $75,000 machine, he would still have plenty of money to pay people. Do you trust Jay Cullen to do testing when he thinks, or pretends to think, that a man in a wheelchair constitutes a danger to himself? Either he is not too bright or very mean-spirited. Either way how would anyone trust such a person?
This post explains why Buesseler’s testing method is not the best way, and Jay Cullen-WHOI’s funding-partnership ties to the nuclear/uranium mining and defense-defence depts/industry: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/radionuclides-in-sediment-vs-seawater-and-in-plankton-marine-invertebrates-e-g-sea-stars/ (The funding partnership ties are also found toward the bottom of today’s post).
What sort of cowardly beings have a man in a wheelchair arrested and sent to jail for hurting their feelings? Or allegedly frightening them?! Jails can be dangerous places for even the strongest and most able-bodied of men, which shows how truly heartless (or stupid) they are. What if President Obama had everyone arrested who called him names or made fun of him?
Buesseler of Woods Hole (WHOI) nervously sniffs and stutters so much that listening to him is often difficult. Jay Cullen was a post-doc at Woods Hole, and did his undergrad at McGill, known for its close ties to the mining industry. It was also home to Rutherford’s lab. While asbestos was being removed from public places in the US, a McGill researcher was still alleging that it was safe. After the Haiti earthquake, Canada wanted to send asbestos to Haiti as construction material. These last two sentences say it all.
And, yes, this is Canada and not the Ukraine, and not Russia, nor is it Franco’s Spain, though the reader can be forgiven for thinking it so. It is not even Japan, though the Canadian government entity funding Jay Cullen “partners” with Cameco uranium mining company, which owns a uranium mine (Cigar Lake) along with TEPCO. And, WHOI has U. of Tokyo on its list of “partners-sponsors”.
Jay Cullen’s funding for the Pacific water testing is from MEOPAR (established in 2012), which is funded by the “Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program”, itself “An initiative of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC”. NSERC partners closely with the nuclear industry and especially with uranium mining giant, CAMECO. This private-public partnership is clearly the worst of all worlds. Cullen’s also received about a dozen other grants from NSERC. He has also done research on offshore BC fish-farming. http://web.uvic.ca/~jcullen/CullenLab/People_files/Cullen_CV_2014Jan_web.pdf
This is basically what Eisenhower warned of in his farewell speech on the military industrial complex, which should be called the nuclear military industry complex and possibly the nuclear mining military industrial complex.
It is interesting that this major assault on free speech in Canada occurred almost to the day that a second Trudeau became Prime Minister. Papa Trudeau was the first, and only, Prime Minister to invoke the War Powers Act and declare martial law in peacetime, stripping Canadians of their basic rights. Martial law was declared throughout Canada subsequent to the kidnapping of a British diplomat in Montreal. (Note that it’s ok for Canada to help kidnap a democratically elected Haitian president, but kidnapping a low level British diplomat brings martial law to Canada!) Canada’s land area is huge. Even though the diplomat was released on December 3rd, martial law stayed in place from 5 October – 28 December 1970. This is the first unveiling of Canada. (Trudeau Jr. has the opportunity to distinguish himself from his father -but will he?)
The second unveiling is Canada’s participation in the kidnapping-removal of Haiti’s democratically elected president. The third unveiling is an understanding of the importance of the mining industry to the funding of their academic institutions. CAMECO (Canadian Mining and Energy Co.) is the largest publicly traded uranium mining company in the world. There are also penny stock uranium mining companies based in Canada. No nuclear industry means no uranium sales. Furthermore, CAMECO owns the Cigar Lake Mine along with TEPCO and French State owned AREVA. The fourth unveiling is U. of Montreal’s role in the Manhattan Project, and the Chalk River Nuclear accident which future President Jimmy Carter had to clean up. The half-life of plutonium in the liver is around 20 years. Carter has liver cancer, which went into his brain. There appear to be no updates found as to probable causes. The fifth unveiling is the blurry line between academic endowments by the Canadian government and the nuclear industry!
And so, Dana Durnford, who of his own good heart, has worked tirelessly to educate people about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, was arrested due to charges apparently made by Dr. Jay Cullen, who reportedly alleged that Dana made him “fear for” his “safety.” The suit appears to have been seconded by Ken Buesseler, probably at Cullen’s request. Cullen appears a sort of protege of Buesseler. No one can see what Dana Durnford did, or didn’t say, as it’s been taken down from youtube.
Even more shocking and strange, based on the Globe and Mail article (Canada’s largest newspaper), it seems that someone other than Dana made the threats, anyway. According to the Globe and Mail, Dana said: “Now, if Jay Cullen was getting death threats, you know I’d be in jail, most likely, and so would a lot of other people. Yep. And so come get me. I’m right here,” Well, what does this actually say? It is clearly saying that Jay Cullen was making it up! And that if Jay Cullen were telling the truth then he would be arrested as a suspect, as would many other people! All of this sniffs of a SLAPP lawsuit to strip Dana of his free speech, as it effectively has done. The good news is that there are more pro bono lawyers working in B.C. than in any other Canadian province. Any good lawyer would work this case for free, though filing papers may cost money. To donate to Dana and to see some of his work, go here: http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/ French state-owned nuclear giant Areva slapped defamation charges on Stephane Lhomme. The judge threw out the case, and Stephane Lhomme had a pro-bono lawyer, but was still left with court costs.
Like the prophets of old, Dana has indeed warned that those who engage in cover-up, lies, and disinformation on the behalf of the nuclear industry will eventually have to face public outrage, once enough people start dying, and people suspect the cause. That is not a threat. It is a prophecy. The time is not yet, but may well be coming, if certain people don’t turn from their wicked, wicked ways. Things didn’t go well for those who allied themselves with Hitler, once Hitler lost. Jay Cullen and Ken Buesseler should be grateful to Dana for this warning of what may come a few years down the road. If Cullen and Buesseler are innocent and clean, then they shouldn’t be frightened of a man in a wheel-chair.
The whole point of prophecies is to predict what happens if people or countries continue on the same path. If the path is changed, then the future can be changed, as well. If you think that Dana is harsh, read some of the Old Testament prophets, and about Jesus and the money-changers.
And, the destruction of the earth by the nuclear industry is worse than anything that these prophets had to speak up about. Whatever the current status of the Pacific is, and even the US government, mainstream media, and peer reviewed articles show that it’s not well, the Pacific will be dead sooner or later, if the bleeding of man-made radiation into its waters is not stopped. Researchers with innovative ideas for water cleanup are not even allowed in to try to help clean-up Fukushima. That is strange. And, that is a fact. Oh, and here’s another WHOI trivia fact – Priscilla B. Woods sits on both the WHOI Board and a Stanford institute which has received money from the owner of EnergySolutions. EnergySolutions’ ALPS is involved in the largely failed clean-up of Fukushima water, so that TEPCO has continued to dump contaminated water into the Pacific. And, what is Buesseler testing? TEPCO halted the ALPS system, because it didn’t seem to be working. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/18/national/tepco-halts-alps-water-cleanup-system-at-fukushima-nuke-plant/ [And, why are neither Buesseler nor Jay Cullen even testing statistically significant numbers of samples?]
It’s not just Fukushima either. Old nuclear subs are dismantled in an unknown location on the west coast; there is Hanford leaking; there are drums of nuclear waste which were dumped offshore. There is still radiation from nuclear weapons fallout, and the routine radiative emissions of nuclear power stations, nuclear waste dumps, and other nuclear facilities. Much of this will stay around for 100s, thousands, and even millions of years. It’s got no place to go. And, by shutting out innovation, the nuclear industry is shutting out any hope for real solutions.
While Dana is not allowed to name the ones who filed suit, one can be almost certain that it is Jay Cullen of U. Victoria in BC (former WHOI post-doc) and Ken Buesseler of WHOI. In fact, the Globe and Mail states that one is Jay Cullen. And, Cullen put it on his web site. From pride of seeing his name in print? Or, as a tacit threat to critics? If there is a second one, from WHOI, it is almost certainly Buesseler.
What sort of beings sue a disabled man and have him thrown in jail – which can be a dangerous place – because they are fearful? Dana is a professional diver from Newfoundland, who was injured in a diving accident. Fishing is important to Newfoundland’s economy. Buesseler and Cullen are typical of what so-called “academia” has mostly become – an embarrassment. Their apparent cowardliness is somewhat unique, however. High-handed arrogance is not unique, however.
Jay Cullen, has received $630,000 from MEOPAR to monitor the Pacific for Fukushima radiation from 2014 to 2017. MEOPAR stands for Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR). http://communications.uvic.ca/releases/release.php?display=release&id=1427 Dr. Robert Walker, Chairman of the Board of MEOPAR, has been deeply involved in the nuclear industry. He was simultaneously President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, until almost the exact day that Dr. Richard Wilcox called foul about the ties between Dr. Walker and the Fukushima radiation testing. You can see in the internet archive, Wayback Machine, that Walker was still listed as both MEOPAR Board Chair AND President & CEO Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on Sept. 21, 2015: https://web.archive.org/web/20150921042733/http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/board-of-directors/ According to Walker’s Linkedin page, he became CEO of Canadian Nuclear Labs starting in November of 2014. However, before that he was President and CEO of the AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Energy_of_Canada_Limited from Oct. of 2011 to March of 2015. Before that he was Sr. VP, Nuclear Labs, AECL (11-2010 to 09-2011) and before that he was CEO of Defence Research and Development Canada (from 2005 to 2010) and was also Assistant Deputy Minister, Dept. of National Defence, in the same period. He started with Defence Research and Development Canada in 1994.
WHO FUNDS MEOPAR? MEOPAR is funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program and was established in 2012. “Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada”, “An initiative of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC”. http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/index_eng.asp NSERC partners with the nuclear industry (see more toward the bottom of this blog post).
[Update, 12 Nov. 2015: “Applications are reviewed by the MEOPAR Research Management Committee (RMC),” but we still end back up with the board of directors, (after passing back by an indirect tie to Cameco uranium mining board member). “The RMC provides their list of successful proposals, with recommended funding amounts, to the MEOPAR Board of Directors“.
http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/research-management-committee Research Management Committee Dr. Doug Wallace, (Chair) Scientific Director MEOPAR, Dalhousie University http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/research-management-committee Chancellor of Dalhousie, Ms McLellan: “also serves on the Board of Directors of Agrium (a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services), Cameco (one of the world’s largest uranium producers) …and is also a member of the Responsible Canadian Energy Advisory Group of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).”/ “Ms McLellan also served as Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Minister of Natural Resources… during her time in office.” http://www.dal. ca/dept/senior-administration/chancellor.html RMC has 3 from Dalhousie, one from Centres of Excellence (who funds them), one from Clearwater Seafoods, one from MEOPAR, one from shipbuilding co. There are around 20 in total. No time to research them right now. Canada is one big mining town anyway, though you can live there without noticing it. As for government funded researchers, see Eisenhower quote above. Cullen ties to WHOI and WHOI’s ties, below, are important.]
And, WHOI is tied to pro-nuclear MIT (home to USDOE head Moniz), and through board member/advisory committee member Priscilla B. Woods to Woods Institute at Stanford. The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Institute for the Environment has received an apparently large donation from Doug Kimmelman, founder and Senior Partner of Energy Capital Partners, owner of EnergySolutions Nuclear Waste company. http://giving.stanford. edu/stanford-benefactor/stories/power-and-finance-5-million-gift-energy-investor Stanford As already discussed, EnergySolutions is involved in the failure to clean-up Fukushima water with its “ALPS” system. Doug Kimmelman used to work for Goldman Sachs, as did many others running EnergySolutions. Goldman Sachs had ties with one important Japanese Bank.
“Featured Partners & Sponsors of WHOI” (Emphasis our own):
GOVERNMENT: UNITED STATES
National Science Foundation
Department of Defense
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. (NOAA)
National Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Department of Energy USDOE)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ecuador’s Naval Oceanographic Institute French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea
India’s Coucil of Scientific and Industrial Research Pakistan‘s National Institute of Oceanography
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Cape Breton University
Korea Maritime University
Marine Biological Laboratory
Masachusetts Institute of Technology
National Oceanograhy Centre, Southampton
Naval Postgraduate School
Oregon State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Shanghai Ocean University
Universidad de Concepción
University of Tokyo
Chevron Flatley Discovery Lab
James Fisher Defense
Schlumberger Doll Research
NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
Boston Museum of Science
Cape Abilities Conservation International
Consortium for Ocean Leadership New England Aquarium
Woods Hole Research Center
http://www.whoi. edu/main/partners-sponsors (Link intentionally broken)
Ken Buesseler’s WHOI-MIT Ph.D. dissertation was on plutonium. He has done research for the USDOE at the Savannah River site, studying plutonium. Most of his student and professional life he has been affiliated with WHOI, which is considered academic incest, and should make people wonder why.
Do these guarantee corruption? No. But, they don’t look good, especially when coming from those who seem to have made an almost full-time job of making people frightened of eating life-giving bananas. Buesseler is a plutonium testing expert, but has focused on Cesium, in the context of Fukushima. Cesium 134 has a half-life of 2 years, whereas Cesium 137 has a half-life of around 30 years. Thus, testing for Cesium 134, 3 and 4 years after Fukushima, as he has done, is somewhat fraudulent, unless this is accounted for. Furthermore, testing sediments, algae and seaweed, appears more worthwhile. Of course, it depends on what you want to know. It would be interesting to know if they are even testing cesium in the right way. Shouldn’t they evaporate the sample first, since water is a radiation shield? Tritium, and probably radioactive iodine would evaporate, but WHOI isn’t even testing for these.
The reader can decide if any becquerels (radioactive shots) of radioactive Cesium are acceptable in their seafood. They can also decide if it has anything to do with what the US government calls “Unusual Mortality Events”. Los Alamos Nuclear Lab, the National Academy of Science BEIR committee, and common sense (at least for those who have good backgrounds in biological sciences) tell us that there is no safe dose of ionizing radiation. Increased dose is increased risk. A recent study (Richardson et. al., Oct. 2015) of nuclear workers suggests that low dose radiation risk is 10 times worse than thought by BEIR in 2005. Most, and maybe all, of my chemistry and biology professors were pro-nuclear, and even came from the nuclear industry, but never did they try to tell us that radiation was good for us. We were told that alpha radionuclides weren’t very dangerous unless you ate them. And, what fool would eat the stuff? Where they failed us was by not pointing out that the soil where food is grown could be contaminated and thus we would eat it. Nor did they tell us that nuclear weapons testing had contaminated the soil and water. Much of the world is still contaminated by nuclear weapons testing, routine radioactive emissions from nuclear facilities, Chernobyl, and now Fukushima. By TEPCO’s own admission the Fukushima reactors continue to spew out radiation. Dana Durnford has continually pointed this out. This is not news that either the nuclear industry or fishing industry would want out. Canada’s Cameco Corporation is the world’s largest publicly traded uranium company. Penny stock uranium miners are also registered in Canada. Cameco co-owns a uranium mine (Cigar Lake) with TEPCO and Areva.
The biggest crime of Buesseler and Cullen, up until now, has been to frighten people away from eating food with potassium, such is bananas. Without potassium you die, period. It is necessary for the functioning of the nervous system, including heart function. Potassium deficiency can literally make you drop dead. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000479.htm It appears difficult to get enough potassium and it is dangerous to get too much. Thus, it needs to come mostly from food. Frighteningly, if someone is potassium deficient then they are more likely to pick-up deadly radioactive cesium. The same is true of plants and animals. Putting potassium on the ground has been used to help plants uptake potassium instead of cesium. Unfortunately people can’t do this.
Oak Ridge (Nuclear Lab) Affiliated universities make clear the deception by Buessler and Cullen regarding potassium. They state: “The human body maintains relatively tight homeostatic control over potassium levels. This means that the consumption of foods containing large amounts of potassium will not increase the body’s potassium content. As such, eating foods like bananas does not increase your annual radiation dose. If someone ingested potassium that had been enriched in K-40, that would be another story.“
“General Information About K-40, Paul Frame, Oak Ridge Associated Universities” Radioactive K40 makes up only 0.012% (120 ppm) of the total amount of potassium found in nature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium-40 On the other hand, radio-active cesium can be taken up in potassium’s stead. Cesium acts as both a chemical and radiological poison. The banana and potato industry need to take Buesseler and Cullen to court for trying to scare people away from life-giving bananas and potatoes. They must have lost a lot of money from this con-game of trying to scare people away from bananas, in an apparent attempt to make man-made radioactive pollution of the earth look ok.
The Irish government seconds Oak Ridge Universities: “Potassium-40, a naturally occurring radionuclide, is present in relatively large activity concentrations in the marine environment. However it is controlled by homeostatic processes in the human body [Eisenbud and Gessell, 1997] and its equilibrium activity concentration in the body is normally independent of the amount consumed. Therefore, while the activity concentrations of this radionuclide in seafood are considerably higher than many other natural radionuclides, its presence does not result in an increased radiological hazard” https://www.rpii.ie/RPII/files/7d/7dd84765-857b-4c45-9fab-8542a428a3e4.pdf
Dr. Wilcox pointed out:” “In his introduction Jay Cullen did not reveal that the nuclear industry is one of the funding sources for his research. It is outrageous that the Board Chair for Meopar, the organization that oversees Cullen’s research on this issue, is also the president and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories: http://meopar.ca/about-meopar/board-of-directors/”
“University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen is leading the formation of a new marine radioactivity monitoring network… The InFORM Network—which stands for Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring—is being funded by $630,000 over three years by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).”
“CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982 (80) PART I CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS Fundamental freedoms #2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication“. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-15.html
October Crisis: “Under the emergency powers, two hundred and eighty-eight people were arrested in the first night, and eventually 438 were detained and police conducted 3068 searches without warrants. As had been the case in most police raids dealing with FLQ violence, raids and arrests were directed against nationalists and the political Left in general. Each individual arrested under the War Measures Act was denied their basic rights to due process. Habeas corpus was suspended and individuals were detained without notifying their families. Most were not permitted to consult legal counsel while others were held incommunicado. The regulations passed under the War Measures Act made membership in the FLQ a crime and, most importantly, the crime was made retroactive. A person who had attended a single FLQ meeting in the early 1960s was, by the wording of the regulations, criminally liable.” http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=12768
According to the Globe and Mail: “Court records show he was charged under Section 264 of the Canadian Criminal Code, which makes it illegal to engage in conduct that causes someone to fear for their safety.” “Charges laid against B.C. man who called for death of Fukushima researcher“, by Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Nov. 06, 2015 6:00AM EST And, yet, based on what they say in the article Dana didn’t even make the threats.
These are some partnerships-chairs involving NSERC and the nuclear industry – NSERC, Candu owners, AREVA, Cameco:
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
NSERC/Candu Owners Group/AREVA Resources Canada, Cameco Corp. Industrial Research Chair in Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Non-Human Biota
M. James Hendry
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Alphabetical Search by Partner Name
Soo Hyun Byun
Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences
An Industrial Research Chair in effects of ionizing radiation on non-human biota has been established by NSERC, CANDU Owners Group, AREVA Resources Canada and Cameco to support the research programs in radiation biology and radiation physics at McMaster.
Someone needs to pick through what Buesseler and Cullen claim and when. A brief glance through a few articles makes it appear that they contradict each other, and themselves, at times. But, they may also be playing with technicalities, such as whether radiation is found on an island or on the mainland.
“Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada’s coast
Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 detected in samples collected off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Reuters” Tuesday 7 April 2015 01.46 BST Last modified on Thursday 9 July 2015 18.03 BST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/07/fukushima-disaster-radiation-detected-off-canadas-coast
“Fukushima radiation in Canadian waters Scientists have detected radiation from Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster off the Canadian coast. Experts disagree as to whether the amount detected constitutes a dangerous level or not. http://www.dw.com/en/fukushima-radiation-in-canadian-waters/a-18367257
“Fukushima nuclear pollution hasn’t hit B.C. shore, says researcher Jay Cullen Cullen expects nuclear pollution from Fukushima will hit B.C.’s beaches eventually” By Daybreak North, CBC News Posted: Mar 11, 2015 3:33 PM PT Last Updated: Mar 11, 2015 9:57 PM PT http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fukushima-nuclear-pollution-hasn-t-hit-b-c-shore-says-researcher-jay-cullen-1.2990947
> Current Issue > vol. 112 no. 5 > John N. Smith, 1310–1315, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412814112 Arrival of the Fukushima radioactivity plume in North American continental waters John N. Smitha,1, Robin M. Brownb, William J. Williamsb, Marie Robertb, Richard Nelsona, and S. Bradley Moranc. > Current Issue > vol. 112 no. 5 > John N. Smith, 1310–1315, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412814112
Photo of tank is supposed to be Germany, but looks more like Canada. Photo credit: US ARMY/HQ VCorps/VCI/Richard Bumgardner via Wikipedia.
MANY THANKS IF YOU HAVE MANAGED TO STAY AWAKE AND READ DOWN TO THIS POINT. THIS POST SHOULD BE FURTHER EDITED FOR CLARITY BUT PROBABLY WON’T DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS. TO BETTER EDIT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE PRINTED OUT AND OUTLINED. SORRY IT IS SOMEWHAT REPETITIVE. ALTHOUGH JAY CULLEN CLEARLY THINKS HE’S IMPORTANT, THE TRUTH IS THAT HE AND BUESSELER AREN’T THAT IMPORTANT. If they weren’t so mean-spirited one might even feel sorry for them. MORE IMPORTANT ARE ATTEMPTS TO RAISE RADIATION DOSE LIMIT TO 100 mSv in the US. HERE ARE CLOSING THOUGHTS RE JAY CULLEN ET. AL.
“Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree, discussing things as they’re said to be. Said one to the other, now listen you two, there’s a certain rumor which can’t be true, that man descended from our noble race, the very idea is a disgrace… Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss, but brother, he didn’t descend from us!“