[ RadSafe ] Madonna's magical nuclear waste cure "Kabbalah fluid can clean it up"
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Sun Aug 20 12:58:36 CDT 2006
Sunday Times reports
Madonna's magical nuclear waste cure "Kabbalah fluid can clean it up"
MADONNA and her husband Guy Ritchie have been lobbying the government and
nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up radioactive waste with a
supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid.
The couple, both followers of the Jewish spiritual movement, approached
Downing Street, Whitehall and British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) promoting a
"mystical" liquid tested in a Ukrainian lake.
"It was like a crank call . . . the scientific mechanisms and principles
were just bollocks, basically," one official said.
But civil servants at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and
scientists at BNFL were obliged to take the celebrity couple seriously.
It is understood that the couple, who live in London and Wiltshire, were
promoting a water-based solution that had allegedly proved successful in
neutralising dangerous nuclear waste in Ukraine.
The Kabbalah Centre, which is based in California, believes water is a
uniquely important substance that can be given magic healing powers through
"meditations and the consciousness of sharing".
Madonna is said to have approached Downing Street, before being directed to
the DTI. "She relentlessly pursued people," said a former DTI civil servant.
"She wanted to get this Russian scientist to explain this to civil
But her campaign became bogged down by Whitehall bureaucracy. "It was a case
of pass the parcel," said the civil servant.
Ritchie, the film director, cold-called BNFL and wrote a series of letters
accompanied by scientific papers. A panel of BNFL's best scientists was
tasked with looking into the proposal but could find no scientific basis for
The lobbying, which took place a few years ago, was part of a campaign by
Madonna, who saw it as her mission to rid the world of nuclear waste. She
made this clear in newspaper interviews at the time.
"I mean, one of the biggest problems that exists right now in the world is
nuclear waste," she said. "That's something I've been involved with for a
while with a group of scientists - finding a way to neutralise radiation,
believe it or not."
The Kabbalah Centre, which is based in Los Angeles but has branches
worldwide, was set up by Philip Berg, a former insurance salesman. One
devotee has described how Berg leads chants of "Chernobyl" and the names of
other nuclear power plants. Followers believe this helps "heal the problem
of nuclear waste".
Undercover reporters who attended a Kabbalah Centre dinner in London
described how Madonna and Ritchie were among guests who turned east towards
Chernobyl and began shouting its name.
Some Kabbalah followers are even said to believe that nuclear waste is the
cause of the Aids epidemic.
Madonna has said: "According to science we aren't going to have a planet in
about 50 years at the rate we're going with nuclear waste.
"I can write the greatest songs and make the most fabulous films and be a
fashion icon and conquer the world, but if there isn't a world to conquer,
what's the point?
"I've just come to a place in my life where I'm trying to really see what
the big picture is and where my energy is better spent, and that's one area
I'm really concerned about."
The Kabbalah Centre is believed to have sponsored Oroz, a "23rd-century"
research body in New York that heralded a "breakthrough" in neutralising
Dr Artur Spokojny, the director of Oroz and a Kabbalah follower, is said to
have developed a "revolutionary" decontamination agent called Orodyne, which
can reportedly also treat gynaecological problems in cows and sheep.
Three years ago the research centre claimed it had experimented with the
agent in Lake Glyboke near Chernobyl and had successfully decontaminated the
BNFL says it was approached by "a Mr Ritchie" at that time. Ritchie was told
by one senior executive that the scheme defied the laws of physics but he
persisted and was referred to a team led by Sue Ion, BNFL's executive
director of technology, said to have "a brain the size of a planet".
The industry is trying to find ways to dispose of enough waste to fill five
Royal Albert Halls, with more on the way if plans for new nuclear power
stations go ahead, so anyone with a viable solution could expect a
Paul Vallance, director of communications for British Nuclear Group, the
nuclear clean-up arm of BNFL, said: "If Mr Ritchie, or anyone else for that
matter, has such a solution we would be more than happy to speak to them."
Madonna was not available to comment because she is on tour in Germany.
A spokeswoman said: "I've spoken to Guy's office and I don't think he is
going to be available to talk about this . . . I don't think it's top of the
list of things they are working on at the moment."
Surrey. KT3 5BP
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