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A note to EWR readers

A quick note to all those followers of this blog who send me updates, posts and at times your thoughts. Apologies I do not respond to them all … with all that is now happening globally it’s taking me all my time to keep abreast of things. The blog is also not my uppermost priority time wise so yes, just an explanation. I do read what you send me but cannot always respond. Nevertheless your contact & concern is encouraging. Hope that helps explanation wise. Events transpiring are definitely disturbing. Last night I watched this short doco about Dutch people who lived through the occupation of their country in WW2. Similarly also is The Hiding Place documenting another family. Reminiscent of the curtailing of freedoms we are watching now. Particularly the censorship. Stay safe everybody, take care. Carefully research everything. EWR

Pike River families claim ‘vital’ evidence from mine explosion has been lost

Are we surprised at this? Hardly. A must read for info mainstream will never be telling you is Murder-at-Pike-River-Mine (2nd edition) by Dr Jacob Cohen. The update below is from stuff.co.nz

A group representing some of the families of men who died in the Pike River Mine say critical evidence disappeared during the initial investigation.

The cover of an electrical cabinet was blown to the surface in one of the explosions that rocked the West Coast mine, north of Greymouth, in 2010, killing 29 men.

After it was photographed, Tony Forster, a former mines chief inspector now advising the Pike River families, told TVNZ he understood it was flown by helicopter to the Pike River office. Its current whereabouts are unknown.

Families of the Pike River miners say critical evidence has been lost during the initial investigation into the disaster.
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Families of the Pike River miners say critical evidence has been lost during the initial investigation into the disaster.

“It blows my mind that something as significant as that, in an area that the Royal Commission centred on, has gone missing,” he said.

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Sonya Rockhouse, who lost her son Ben in the disaster, said a lot of electrical equipment in the mine was not designed for mine conditions, and was unsafe. It was outrageous the cabinet piece had gone missing, she said.

“I don’t think any New Zealander wants to live in a country where 29 men die like this and then critical evidence disappears.”

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Hi all. Here is the picture of the evidence that disappeared. It’s the cover from a switch cabinet that was in the mine and was not intrinsically safe. It was photographed on the 28th of November 2010 after it was blown up the vent shaft and landed on the ground above the mine.

We have been told that it was put on a helicopter contracted by Pike River Coal and taken to the mine office. However nobody can tell us what happened to it after that.

If we find this evidence it could determine what caused the explosion that killed 29 men. There are so many questions and there is so much to uncover. This is why we must go back into Pike River and why there needs to be a full and transparent inquiry.


Efforts are ramping up to re-enter the mine. Police said last week they would not accompany the first re-entry team due to safety concerns, but would reconsider if there was a critical find, such as human remains.

A post on the ‘Stand with Pike’ Facebook page about the missing cabinet piece said finding it could determine the cause of the explosion that killed the miners.

“There are so many questions and there is so much to uncover,” the post said.

Police Assistant Commissioner Tusha Penny said she first became aware of the matter last week, and police were making enquiries.

“Police would like to hear from anyone with information which could assist us on this, or any other issue which may be relevant to the original investigation.”

Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton died at Pike, said she wanted to know why the company responsible for the mine had their hands on evidence like the missing cabinet piece.

“All I can say is it’s a good thing we fought so hard for re-entry and re-investigation, because with each day it’s clear there’s more that New Zealand needs to know.”

Police still planned to complete a full forensic examination once the drift was fully recovered.

They decided in 2013 to leave the criminal investigation open until the scene could be examined. Any new evidence would be used to determine whether charges could be laid.

Stuff

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110658993/pike-river-families-claim-vital-evidence-from-mine-explosion-has-been-lost

Horowhenua Housing Sale Update from Radio NZ

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Thanks to At the Nua on FB for this link to an update from Radio NZ

Listen at the link. Further updates at the weekend. For previous info see our last week’s posts at the right side of the page or search HDC in ‘categories’ or the search box.

Outcry as Horowhenua confirms sale of pensioners units

Pike River Families Continue to Protest – Radio Live Interview with Bernie Monk 22 Dec 2016

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Stephen McIvor is joined by Bernie Monk to discuss what’s next for the Pike River families now that they are legally obliged to allow road access to the Pike River mine.

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Pike-River-families-to-continue-protest/tabid/506/articleID/134559/Default.aspx#disqus_thread

If Fukushima’s ‘all good’ – why have Japanese citizens been gagged?

“Implemented in October 2013, Japan’s new secrecy law will incriminate and imprison any Japanese for speaking of their illnesses, deaths and losses from Fukushima’s ongoing radiation release … and the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has the whole world and all scientists silenced on the actual truth about this world-wide nuclear event … The majority of the people world-wide have no idea about Fukushima’s ongoing deadly release of lethal, man made weapons grade radiation.”

The powers that be are blaming asbestos, cigarettes and alcohol for the rising cancer, heart attack and birth deformity statistics world wide.

This 10 minute clip condenses the quintessential on Fukushima’s fallout. We have been lied to.

To learn more follow the links in the info section below our comment here, or below the video by suziq977 at its source on Youtube. Check out also our Fukushima page.

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Published on Nov 29, 2015

Originally Published by Ysalys (Kate) on Apr 25, 2014

This is to help understand this radiation release in a way that everyone will be able to “get it” so the Mainstream Media will NOT be ABLE to lie to you any further and have you become confused over their lies.
source video http://youtu.be/bYqh5vvreaY
(Disclaimer at about 8:30, Japan IS asking for help). Fukushima News 4/25/14: Tepco’s Pleads For Help; Is Fuku Radiation A “State Secret”? http://youtu.be/VihFnI3qWAA
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April 25th, 2014
NY Times Reporter: Untold story of Fukushima is the radiation issue, gov’t doesn’t want us talking about it; A lot going on that’s never reported by media — Afraid of being imprisoned under Japan’s new secrecy law; All officials have to do is say the info is secret (AUDIO) http://tinyurl.com/l9n4ykk

March 20th, 2014
KPFA: Dr. Helen Caldicott threatened with death while in Japan for speaking about nuclear power — Students being charged with disturbing the peace for handing out flyers (AUDIO)http://tinyurl.com/plolh3d

February 8th, 2014
Professor: U.S. personnel destroyed thousands of documents to prepare for evacuation of Japan after 3/11 — Bloomberg: “Near-Chernobyl experience” for Tokyo even though 200+ kilometers from Fukushimahttp://tinyurl.com/ken4vhv

January 7th, 2014
Secrecy agreement between Fukushima and IAEA revealed by Tokyo newspaper — They hid health effects in Chernobyl… same thing could happen to Fukushima” http://tinyurl.com/mqbl95m

December 6th, 2013
Japan enacts state secrets law late Friday night amid revolt — “It criminalizes investigative journalism” — Terrorism defined as “imposing one’s opinions on others” http://tinyurl.com/ks4krzv

December 5th, 2013
Japan Official: “This is the way the reign of terror begins!” — Lawmaker is “physically restrained”; Outrage as secrets bill rammed through — Final passage expected within hours (PHOTOS)http://tinyurl.com/lhlnckg

December 4th, 2013
Top Official: Protesting secrecy law is act of terrorism — Japan gov’t promotes idea that you’re racist if avoiding Fukushima produce — Bloomberg: “The entire process has echoes of George Orwell” — Nuclear activists to be constantly spied on? http://tinyurl.com/n4julqp

November 29th, 2013
Insiders: State secrets bill meant to suppress Fukushima news — Japan public stunned as citizens could face years in prison — Man’s mouth “stuffed with cloth” after voicing opposition — Toxic leaks into ocean seem unstoppable, gov’t must plug the information instead (PHOTO) http://tinyurl.com/pt9l7st

November 26th, 2013
Japan’s secrecy law passes lower house — AP: Prison for ‘inappropriate reporting’ — Official: We’re on path to be fascist state — Fear Fukushima cover-ups to worsen http://tinyurl.com/o9pnw6t

bonus links
: FUKUSHIMA RADIATION REPORT, April 25, 2014 http://youtu.be/FHvb2w2Ozbc WIPP report and Fukushima

Radioactive decay is the disintegration of an unstable atom with an accompanying emission of radiation. As a radioisotope atom decays to a more stable atom, it emits radiation only once. To change from an unstable atom to a completely stable atom may require several disintegration steps and radiation will be given off at each step. However, once the atom reaches a stable configuration, no more radiation is given off. For this reason, radioactive sources become weaker with time. As more and more unstable atoms become stable atoms, less radiation is produced and eventually the material will become non-radioactive.

The decay of radioactive elements occurs at a fixed rate. The half-life of a radioisotope is the time required for one half of the amount of unstable material to degrade into a more stable material. For example, a source will have an intensity of 100% when new. At one half-life, its intensity will be cut to 50% of the original intensity. At two half-lives, it will have an intensity of 25% of a new source. After ten half-lives, less than one-thousandth of the original activity will remain. Although the half-life pattern is the same for every radioisotope, the length of a half-life is different. For example, Co-60 has a half-life of about 5 years while Ir-192 has a half-life of about 74 days. http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResour

Measures Relative to the Biological Effect
of Radiation Exposure http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResour

Cesium 137 in Florida’s citrus – Fukushima Update Nov 2015 – Jeff Rense

Published on Nov 19, 2015  (TheRapeOfJustice‘s channel on Youtube)

“Jeff Rense with Preston James, November 17, 2015.”

Florida’s citrus has cesium 137 in it and the whales are dying of starvation … their food irradiated. This is serious … and are we hearing about this in mainstream media? Of course not!

A short 4 minute clip updating you on Fukushima fallout.

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