Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
17 Mar 2011
Radiation Plume to Reach Southern California Late Friday 17 Mar 2011 A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday. The projection, by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, an arm of the United Nations in Vienna, gives no information about actual radiation levels but only shows how a radioactive plume would probably move and disperse.
GOP Lawmaker Wants 200 New Reactors Built in U.S. by 2040 —Nuclear power lobbyists try to limit damage from Japan crisis on Capitol Hill 16 Mar 2011 Nuclear power advocates are waging an intense lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill this week in an attempt to limit the political fallout from the reactor nuclear crisis in Japan… Lobbyists with the Nuclear Energy Institute and some of the United States’s largest energy firms, including [Obama paymaster] Exelon of Chicago, are holding meetings with key lawmakers and briefings for staff members in an attempt to tamp down talk of restrictions in response to the Japanese [nuclear] disaster. Most Republicans, meanwhile, remain enthusiastic boosters for nuclear power even as they push for spending cuts at the Office of Nuclear Energy and elsewhere. The House budget bill passed earlier this year included more than $330 million in cuts for nuclear waste disposal, safety oversight and other programs, according to advocacy groups. One bill, proposed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and co-sponsored by more than 50 others, calls for 200 new nuclear power plants by 2040.
`Japan’s earthquake death toll set to hit 25,000 as it emerges ANOTHER town has 10,000 people missing –Ishinomaki confirms the huge number of its citizens missing –North Eastern port town was hit by 20ft tsunami 16 Mar 2011 The terrible toll of Japan’s double disaster became clearer today as it emerged as many as 25,000 people could be dead. As rescue crews trawled through mile after mile of tsunami-stricken wasteland, officials from the coastal town of Ishinomaki confirmed that 10,000 of their citizens were missing. The unimaginable figure is the same given as in the town of Minamisanriku, also in Miyagi state, which lost around half its population when it was razed to the ground by the 20 foot high wall of water.
Under cover of nuclear meltdown: Pakistan frees CIA contractor after ‘blood money’ deal 17 Mar 2011 One of the biggest crises between Pakistan and the United States has been defused after a Lahore court released Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor facing charges of double murder, after a blood-money settlement was paid to families of the victims. While the release of Mr Davis cools tensions, after plunging relations to a low point, it is likely to inflame an already enraged Pakistani public and media. Islamist parties took to the streets in protest last night. Each of the two men’s families were paid $700,000 (£437,000) by the CIA, senior Pakistani officials told The Independent.
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