NRC worried about US National Labs “chomping at the bit” to help with Fukushima Radiation analysis – Call lab directors and say “Knock it off”



Saturday, March 12, 2011


MR. SHARON: This is Brian Sharon. Quick question, well, not question, but I’ve gotten a couple of emails here today, from some of the National Labs, and they’re all — there are a couple of them chomping a the bit, you know, saying, “Ghee, can we help? Ghee, can we go calculate this,” with the codes and all that stuff.

I keep telling them, “No, you don’t know the scenario,” but you know, somebody might want to call DOE and tell them to tell their labs to cool it, because the last thing we want is the labs going off, talking to the press, talking about consequences and all sorts of other stuff, because you know, they’re chomping at the bit, to do something, and I’m not sure, Eliot, maybe you’ve got a point of contact up there at DOE?

MR. BRENNER: I’ll send a note to their Press Secretary, asking him, through his chain, to reach out, down to the labs and tell them to back off. If we’ve got other chains, we might as well —

MALE PARTICIPANT: If I could chime in on that? On the Deputy’s call yesterday, I was on with the Chairman, and Pete Lyons was one of the principals at DOE. Lyons may be a good source to contact at DOE.

MR. JOHNSON: This is Mike Johnson. My other thought was, it may be just to cut to the chase, just to pass the same, to call the lab directors and say, “Knock it off,” or whatever messages we want to get to them.

There are a number of ways we can do this.

So, I agree, Brian, we’ve got to do it soon.

MR. McDERMOTT: Okay, we’ll take that action from headquarters.


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  1. In a sane world, anyone who didn’t put the health of its citizens first would be in jail.

  2. Quote: “because the last thing we want is the labs going off, talking to the press, talking about consequences”

    Yeah, we wouldn’t people to know the consequences of the dangerous radiation they’re going to be exposed to.

    Nope, wouldn’t want that.

    How can they sell more nuclear energy if people know the consequences of it.

  3. NRC: It is OK that the USA can help cover up Fukushima but the National Labs cannot help with radioactive analysis!

    This is outrageous and points out why our system of “monitoring” should be drastically changed to protect not only the USA but others Worldwide!

  4. Is there any type of federal law that pertains to a government employee willfully withholding information that could affect the health and welfare of citizens?

  5. Every one involved ought to be fired, escorted out from their offices by federal, state, and local police, and be stripped of their retirement benefits.

    It looks more and more like the coverup, deception, and fraudulent treatment of the American people is solely to protect nuclear industry positions, jobs, and the investments of whatever bastards own the industry.

  6. Enformable,
    Thank you for the great work you do.

    This is a great example of how the NRC should NOT operate.

    People need to start contacting their elected representatives, (federal level) in the USA about the problems with the NRC.

    Just an idea but maybe you could start to compile items like this from the documents released as “evidence” people could use to provide to their elected representatives. Not that you need more work to do but you seem like the perfect group to create instead of a “form letter” for people to send a “form body of evidence” compiled from the NRC’s own documents.

    • We will be working to collect and publish collections of documents as time allows, any ideas or suggestions feel free to send them to our email.


  7. Why is it only the most corruptable, immoral bastards ever float to the top of government agencies? We throw enough money at them. That should attract at least SOME honorable people to send in a Form 171 for those jobs. Why can’t we have high government officials who are NOT Zionists, who are NOT working for this or that corporation while regulating that corporation, who are NOT trying to take over the planet for the cult they’re involved with by using their position?

    I’m watching “them” build two more atomic bomb power plants 100 mile upwind from my home. Two isn’t enough. We’re gonna have four, 2 rotten old ones and two as-cheap-as-we-can-build-them new ones. It’s just a matter of time, WHEN, not if.

  8. Hey, Enformable.

    Excellent work.

    A link directly to the page number that this is excerpted from in the main FOIA document would be most helpful, in this post and all others you got like it.

    Thanks much.

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    Effective method to reduce the effects of mild to moderate exposure dose levels is contained within.
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