[ RadSafe ] Nobel Peace Prize to Anti-Nuclear Power Group?....NOT -was: Re: Claim from Tokyo Professor that Fukushima is worse than Hiroshima

Stewart Farber SAFarber at optonline.net
Fri Aug 19 12:02:27 CDT 2011

The article you cite is so filled with errors of fact [ aka: lies ], and  
emphasis [aka:  distortions]  it is barely worth discussing.   As an  
example of the distortions in the article you cite,  the so-called  
"Physicians for Social Responsibility" [PSR] -a knee-jerk anti nuclear  
entity, headed by Dr. Helen Caldicott, a full time anti-nuclear power  
activist did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize as claimed.

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), an  
entire separate organization shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. The  
IPPNW was awarded the Nobel for its efforts to educate the medical  
profession, the general public, and political leaders about the medical  
consequences of nuclear warfare. We can all agree that nuclear warfare is  
not a great thing.

The IPPNW had many, many "Affiliates". I'm sure if the Health Physics  
Society [HPS]  wanted to become an affiliate of the IPPNW it probably  
could. The HPS could then say it had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize if  
it wished to misrepresent itself like the so-called anti-nuclear power  
group "Physicians for Social Responsibility".

Among the large list of Affiliates of the IPPNW are the Salvadoran  
Physicians for Social Responsibility (Medicos Salvadorenos para la  
Responsabilidad Social (MESARES), and the affiliated student group,  
EMESARES); Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind; Ugandan  
Association of Medical Workers for Health and Environmental Concerns;  
Zambia Healthworkers for Social Responsibility (ZHSR); Indian Doctors for  
Peace and Disarmament (IDPD); and Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament  
& Environmental Protection (IIPDEP) -among others.    In addition, armed  
violence prevention activities of these affiliates are actively supported  
by Physicians for Global Survival (Canada), IPPNW/Norway and IPPNW/Finland.

Any of the above entities, and many, many more,  such as the Congolese  
Physicians for Peace [CPP] , or  the Ugandan Association of Medical  
Workers for Health and Environmental Concerns which are IPPNW affiliates  
could stretch the truth if they were dishonest, and claim to have received  
the Nobel Peace Prize. It certainly sounds good, but would be a lie.

I'm thinking of contacting the  International Physicians for the  
Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) to see if my company, or any assorted  
group of  Health Physicists and Radiation Protection Professionals who are  
concerned about protecting the health of nuclear plant workers and members  
of the public  like ours can become an Affiliate member.  Hey, I'm trained  
in Public Health, and have "Health and Environmental Concerns"  like some  
of the third-world Medical Worker Affiliates of the IPPNW. Want to share  
in the dues to become an Affiliate so you too, like Caldicott's Physicians  
for Social Responsibility,  can claim to have received the Nobel Peace  

Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
farber at farber.info

On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:31:46 -0400, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>  

> The following put out by the ultra-left Citizens for LegitimateGovernment
> sounds preposterous - does anyone know anything about the background of 
> the
> professor who is making these claims - anytime that they make claims of
> equivalence to Hiroshima or Nagasaki, I have strong doubts about the
> veracity, but the anti-nukes just lap it up especially since this isbeing
> voiced so near the anniversary of the two atomic bombings that ended 
> WW-II.
> Roger Helbig
> *Fukushima radiation released equal to more than 29 'Hiroshima-typeatomic
> bombs'*<http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/08/201181665921711896.html>18
> Aug 2011 "How much radioactive materials have been released from the
> [Daiichi nuclear] plant?" asked Dr Tatsuhiko Kodama, a professor at the
> Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology and Director of the
> University of Tokyo's Radioisotope Centre, in a July 27 speech to the
> Committee of Health, Labour and Welfare at Japan's House of 
> Representatives.
> Kodama's centre, using 27 facilities to measure radiation across the
> country, has been closely monitoring the situation at Fukushima - and 
> their
> findings are alarming. According to Dr Kodama, the total amount of 
> radiation
> released over a period of more than five months from the ongoingFukushima
> nuclear disaster is the equivalent to more than 29 "Hiroshima-type atomic
> bombs" and the amount of uranium released "is equivalent to 20" Hiroshima
> bombs.
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Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Bridgeport, CT 06604


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