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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 07:08 AM
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"The posted document was later changed to remove all references to Areva…"
http://enenews.com/areva-vps-presentation-says-theres-b...

Areva VP’s presentation says there’s been a release of fission products during meltdown — “One of the greatest disasters in modern time”
April 2nd, 2011 at 10:25 PM

From Far Labs, a Vivid Picture Emerges of Japan Crisis, New York Times, April 2, 2011:


… On March 21, Stanford University presented an invitation-only panel discussion on the Japanese crisis that featured Alan Hansen, an executive vice president of Areva NC, a unit of the company focused on the nuclear fuel cycle.

“Clearly,” he told the audience, “we’re witnessing one of the greatest disasters in modern time.” …

A slide with a cutaway illustration of a reactor featured a glowing hot mass of melted fuel rods in the middle of the core and noted “release of fission products” during meltdown. The products are radioactive fragments of split atoms that can result in cancer and other serious illnesses. …

The posted document was later changed to remove all references to Areva…

“We cannot comment on that,” Jarret Adams, a spokesman for Areva, said of the slide presentation. The reason, he added, was “because it was not an officially released document.” …


Read the Times’ report here.

See the altered presentation here.

See the original presentation here (.zip).

The NYT article points out that much of the analysis is proprietary and secret,
and the released results are spun for a pro-nuclear bias.
You just can't trust the nuclear industry.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 07:25 AM
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1. Why is it that these people always seem oblivious to the Internet?
I decided early on that none of us were going to be told the truth so I ordered dosimeters. Mine says I've had half my yearly allotment in just two weeks. Now, the people in Japan have it far,far worse right now but they aren't getting anymore truth than we are.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 02:47 PM
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2. Here's the DU thread, posted prior to the scrubbing.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 02:56 PM
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3. Thanks. nt
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