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katie coleman as always from reactor number. three said models are much higher therefore deemed to be promising. and coming up we have all the details. because she sends radioactive ripples far beyond the exclusion zone as news emerges of a loophole and contaminated japanese cars on to the european market and we report from ukraine. protest in sentiment spreads across europe as activist a model for if you stop ignoring the israeli occupation of the west bank call for a boycott of goods from illegal settlements.
and with the media craze in america flaring around the sex related scandal involving a senator questions are being raised about whether news outlets are turning into gossip mill. international news and comment line from our studios here in central moscow this is . highly toxic radioactive material is being detected in groundwater and seawater samples near the fukushima nuclear facility in japan. has been found in concentrations two hundred times over the safety limit and can cause bone cancer and leukemia meanwhile japan's health and labor ministry says the number of workers exposed to dangerous levels of radiation has risen to eight sean thomas has been at fukushima city to measure radiation levels there and here's what he's discovered.
here we're. kilometers away and the radiation levels in this area in many many places in many instances are. really close because if you look at a map of where fukushima city is in relation to the actual nuclear facility plant number one where a lot of that radiation. the dating from the winds are bringing that radiation into fukushima city and the rain and the wind is blowing the radiation in this direction so we were at a spot where the radiation levels were one thousand times what is considered to be a safe dose of so. very very dangerous levels and so scientists are that we're working with today from different universities are working together on projects to try to figure out ways to use a simple methods to actually clean that radiation up and these guys actually. are working at the can contaminate the foil right now. as you can see the two
gentlemen are wearing any protective clothing clothing the scientists are one of the concerns is that you can actually have one spot which is only thirty times in the accepted normal levels and then you go to another spot which is just a meter away and it can jump to five hundred to a thousand times depending on where rainwater and mud have collected one of the concerns of course is that grass is a concern to filter for nuclear a ready at the material and. drawn to a grassy places when they go to those areas they can actually be absorbing more radiation from the grasses well. what's interesting is this area that we're in right now is considered a safe area it is not considered a mandatory evacuation area but authorities are looking into to see whether it should be considered evacuation or at least hot spots within the city should be evacuated because of these hot spots if you will where the radiation is just off
the charts. well workers at the fukushima nuclear plant are running out of space to store radioactive water meaning that any further leaks could undermine the recovery effort well that's according to james corbett he's the soka based editor of an independent used website any new leaks of any kind are going to be an incredible burden on the efforts that are already on underway to try to clean up the water decontaminated because they are now running out of space to actually store the contaminated water in the fukushima in the immediate vicinity of the plant and i believe within two weeks they're actually going to run out of space so they're trying to get a system on life for treating the water but apparently the test for that is going to be pushed back another few days it's already been pushed back from last friday so there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure that any level of radiation exposure increases the risk of cancer and however negligible that risk may be with any particular
person on any particular date any particular spot when it's averaged out over a large population like it's living in the fukushima region unfortunately means there will be over time an increase in cancer rates there and it's really just a question of how many and if we're pushing the nuclear crisis has also sent shock waves through the japanese motor industry amid speculation that contaminated vehicles could be heading out to the world's car market potential buyers are now thinking twice before making their way to japanese auto showrooms. reports. well has been consecrating a change of hardcore for months a fan of japanese vehicles she wanted to upgrade her off roader to when you were model but her car dealing friend said it was not the right time but there was also you know i was told privately that all new japanese cars are radioactive because of the fukushima disaster this shipment was supposedly blocked by the authorities at a day or so harbor but unofficial dealers bribe them and those cars on to the
streets officials at the ports left off our question whether there had been any contaminate of course here after the japanese fallout these off roaders worship been before the fukushima disaster in japan and even they were checked for radiation or for it is claimed there's absolutely no chance of contaminated we both making their way onto the territory these guys arrived to us transiting through greek and turkish ports if anything was wrong it would have been spotted there in the first place which was to double check all vehicles for any by logical threat. however ecologists say these checks may not be enough to determine radiation growing use of radioactive particles are very small and all around the vehicle they can be found in fields radiators inside small parts that's why it's very difficult to detect them with regular geiger counters of the disposal of the customs units
experts say the sale of contaminated steel is not something new for ukraine these shorts were filmed inside the chernobyl exclusion zone several years ago scavengers stealing contaminated radiators from the ghost town of one costs around twenty dollars on the black market towns of thousands have been removed from the zone. contaminated metal can be recycled and used for a new thing from rails to vehicles without losing its radioactivity but usually it's used for making industrial pipes and ukraine is known as. one of the leaders in my production radioactive particles may be small but are still gravely dangerous a person subjected to them for a lengthy period can experience various long diseases and even chance or so use the temptation to buy a new japanese car is too hard to resist experts advise turning to professionals to check whether it is safe let's see reporting from jess and each in
ukraine. the chernobyl nuclear power plant in ukraine was the scene of the world's worst nuclear accident but many fear that the crisis that fukushima may soon pass if. we can check out the ones prosperous city of near the infamous atomic city there you can find out how it looks now a special report from there mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the chernobyl disaster is available on our web site at r.t. dot com in the documentary section. europe is seeing a surge in anti israeli sentiment with a growing clamor for governments to stop turning a blind eye to the occupation of palestinian land activists say they want actions not words and have not even embargo on exports from illegal settlements but as daniel bushell reports politicians are remaining tight lipped on the. rage against israel thousands call for the boycott of his really good over its continued expansion on palestinian land a jewish demonstrator says enough is enough. american leaders do nothing the
e.u. does nothing the repeated un resolutions have ruled israeli settlements illegal. activists want the european union to war the main exports of the occupied territories flowers and fruits they formed human barricades that a use a ploy depose still getting through awful to look at israel's carmel brand market settlement produce and pockets to profit but occupying forces when moving their citizens are committing war crimes under the geneva convention public pressure is bearing fruit italy's biggest grosser co-ops food grown in the occupied territories the world's largest security firm g four s. has stopped work with these really checkpoints on the west bank admitting it breached human rights shareholders for belgium's dicksee a bank to sell its israel arm over a million euro loans to settlements activists next target is the rail links between
thirteen months and jerusalem e.u. transport giant veolia protesters are also seeking to file charges on the international law against israel over its construction of settlements which the authorities are investigating boulder police will pass these complaints on to the courts judges not rule the firms who buy food from occupied palestinian land or complicit in war crimes irish m.e.p. paul murphy will join calls a flotilla the biggest yet to raise awareness of the situation nine activists were killed by israeli commandos when a similar operation was stopped in international waters last. you move people things have got so bad he's ready to risk his life hopefully people and kills this time as they were last time boy the israeli military forces. that it
brings the world's attention to this issue such moves say experts fools politicians and business to act the public opinion change your mind before you were thinking that israel was address by the british. public opinion really capacity to challenge and international institution europe institution and un and also. the last time such a campaign was mobilized internationally was against the south african apartheid regime israel may have powerful allies but opposition in europe to its policies is growing to. brussels. and israel's continued blockade of gaza is not only damaging to palestinians but also disastrous for israel itself well that's according to the e.u. high representative for foreign affairs what is exclusive interview with baroness catherine ashton coming your way in about twenty minutes from now here on r.t. but what are his. we're very consistent in saying
what needs to happen is that the israelis need to open the borders with guards or and allow people and goods to move freely now i recognize the importance of the security situation for israel we've always done that but it seems to me a position that's not tenable where you have the inability to get the economy moving garson and one of the things i've been saying to the israelis for some time is it's in their interest to see economic growth and development and dolls are lots of small businesses you know that could really do well lots of people who want jobs eighty percent of people and guards are seafood so many young people who don't have a future and part of the answer to that part of making sure that we have security is giving them nothing and that means allowing in and out the products the goods workers are could actually sell and support its own economy.
coming up a little later here on r.t. police in the u.s. have closed an investigation into the so-called sexting case that's dominated national headlines for over two weeks and then senator tweeted a received photo of himself triggering a media rush that overshadowed world news including the war in libya and violence in syria he's got to look at where priorities lie in the american media but he doesn't know the american media can't get enough of anthony we nurse quite shocked let me read you west congressman had sent this lewd photo to a young woman via twitter a story made a perfect sex scandal with a shameless cover up this is a twitter hoax surprising that was done i am a victim of this poor girls the victim of a subsequent embarrassing compaction last friday night i tweeted a photograph of myself that i intended to send as a direct message just part of a joke to a woman in seattle. once i realized i posted to twitter i panicked i took it down
and said that i had been hacked and of course a tearful apology and deeply sorry for the pain this is caused by whites. and our family it seemed anthony weiner's indiscretion overshadowed all other news in america winners winner and we are the winner is this you we dated for a few months like almost ten years ago to the pride when even comedians for whom the congressman's car charters become a bottomless source of inspiration point how distracted american news media can be i wrote sure. i drove stories. that have been blocked by this recent scandal on a more serious note many people think the only way to get ratings as it is to lead and constantly churn and cover these types of will serve us stories that really don't have any bearing on people's lives whether or not it's of private issue that has affected nobody but the people involved the media pressure is so high that it
has become a trend in america to make it personal apologies on camera but everybody who has been hurt. you know. the same goes for celebrities like tiger woods' extramarital affairs make headlines for months i'm deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior i engaged in the apologies seem to fuel the gossip industry even more when politicians stage and i do use this word staged these apology kind of since they are very likely responding to their public relations. people advisors their lawyers etc etc i mean in the networks american media companies love it because again it generates even more scandal american television they've got spin doctors take charlie sheen wingfield on hand with our analyst miles courts and now we're at the least this
endless and all these scandals have to do with private matters but the bill the new thing britney is such an extent that any hands might have got sick as we're placed back in america i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . what were some american officials are getting away with misconduct verging on the criminal u.s. consul general in the russian city of a lot of stock seriously injured a man was allegedly drunk at the wheel ten years on the victim who was left permanently disabled is still waiting for justice more on that story later. he may be faced going rebellion and increasingly destructive nato bombing campaign and worldwide condemnation colonel gadhafi has vowed he will stay in libya to the bitter end his remarks came over a game of chess with the visiting president of the world chess federation. after the event which was broadcast on state t.v.
the chess master expressed a shock at the scale of destruction in the capital tripoli nevertheless nato has once again declared its intent to expand military operations in the country all those reports of fierce fighting during. the libyan government forces wrested control from the rebels of the city of zawiya just thirty kilometers from the capital u.s. radio host and peace activists sherman feels the opposition's cause has been hijacked by the interests of a few concerned nations. the united states is spending two million dollars a day and a billion and a half dollars just been handed to these so-called rebels usually the leadership of these rebels power his car is a twenty year operative of the central intelligence agency the cia the n.s.a. has hijacked this uprising initially against her. and it is a complete subordinate. oppositionist group now that is being funded in our nato powers and the united states their objective is to carve out live the industry
of room countries and diseases forty four point two billion barrels of oil reserves that's what the objective is it's a sixteen period war that obama is waging in the region and it is a genocidal war in all its creatures target is the population at large not merely because of the regime. in syria government forces are said to reestablish control over the rebel hotbed town of sugar it comes amid continued pools by the british and french u.n. resolution against president assad and his government and russia and china who believe any intervention in syria would only cause more bloodshed say they'll stand against any such move. agents of which he believes that the un's most powerful members of the driving force behind the bodies and to intervene only in specific conflicts. the united nations to this people. is merely an international organization working to promote the interests of its most powerful members know
that we the united states britain and sort of the west's a world in sort of the whole so from so in other countries in the european union because just as they are considering cracking down on the syrian government they have not considered cracking down on the government of bahrain or other or each of the point in time when there was also in sort of what is happening in syria is simultaneously in almost all countries in the middle east and in north africa. we flexed internal problems all countries have internal problems no doubt about it and there is a genuine desire on the part of many people in syria no doubt to get rid of its very fossilised government but there is also external interference from the united states and from britain and from france to take advantage of these internal problems. but to get more analysis on the latest news developments by logging on to our web page that's our dot com online all the time here's a quick look at what's there for you right now americans are hearing voices with
new radio studios for the voice of russia opening up in washington and new york also. the u.s. is creating kandor style internet and cell phone networks inside other countries and find out what an r.t. will com and also for any viral videos you can always go to free video dot com and download them from their. mission. could take three. three. three. three. three. three broadcast quality video for your media project a free video got to r.t. dot com. despite being confined to a wheelchair for more than a decade that hasn't held back one determined russian man he's covered eleven
thousand kilometers right across russia i'm abilities can say he's drawing attention to the plight of disabled people the nazis kind of pushed over went to meet him. alexander's top speed is not much more than walking pace it's been more than a decade since the accident which put him in a wheelchair driving me other car was america's consul general in the us dog eligibility trunk and that's where the problems began as a diplomat american douglas can't claim immunity officials back in washington refused to waive his rights so alexander had no chance of getting redress he walked away scot free but i will keep on seeking justice. alexander tells me he's been fighting for compensation ever since to pay for his specialist care and medical expenses so long after the original accident it's important to him to keep his case in the public eye his just finished and marathe and all of the marathon proportions
writing his electric valley eleven thousand kilometers from his home to moscow and it's been a journey of discovery of the ocean a real i was most surprised by the decency and generosity of our people i never expected such help just imagine every set of stairs demands for people to get me up that. despite all the obstacles he came to the heart of russia many people along the way asked to go to the kremlin tell them how we live with alexander is not the complete inclined to strongly believes that no matter what the odds are that everyone's destiny is in their own hands and the people he's met have certainly heard his call where is the people in power in washington who really need to listen and act kerry bush cobar r.t. moscow. alone so they can look at some other headlines across the globe and world update and go after two days of voting italians into a plan for a bernal nuclear energy and water privatization the voters also accept reject
a big body current pm silvio berlusconi to retain immunity from prosecution after he steps down one of the votes so far that will cost him fame. definitely shelving government plans in what is seen as a major blow to what is going to administration. a suicide bombers kill themselves at least one of a bank in the pakistani capital he detonated his bomb in a security guard tried to search a suicide attacks are frequent across pakistan but it's the first time in a year and a half that a suicide bomber has managed to hit a target in islamabad where security is tight. he's even second largest city of christchurch has been shaken by two volunteer earthquakes they come just four months after another tremor left the city in ruins and killed nearly two hundred people the latest quake struck within minutes of each other with the strongest having a magnitude of six on the richter scale although widespread damage was caused there were no reports of any injuries. but a natural disaster of
a different kind is explored in our special report in the next hour here on r.t. where the destructive power of an avalanche is our focus is just a taste of what's coming up from. come one stream cascading from mountain slopes the view is midsomer much. of this beauty brings down at a speed of more than two hundred kilometers from. the step to the avalanche on r.g.p. it. will be back to recap headlines from just a few moments here on r.t. in about five minutes from now stay with us live here in austin.
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