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this is far from the postcard perfect image there's very little economic activity. coconut trees and the copra the dried kernel of the coconut shell which is one of the few ways to eke out a living here on the islands. once a month a boat makes a stop here to collect the culprit. there is no port into rare just a simple landing where basic provisions such as petrol and spare parts can be delivered. at the edge of the village in an old atomic bomb shelter where the population have to take refuge during each atmospheric test the vegetation disappears little by
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little while the rust slowly a race is history. since january nine hundred ninety six when the last of the test was carried out has slowly been forgotten almost to the point of indifference and then the french commission on atomic energy published a report after which the work tsunami which had never been translated into the local promoter language entered into the local vernacular. the publication of the document couldn't have come at a worse time just after the focus shima nuclear disaster and the following tsunami . we're in the middle of nature here i really love this place i spend my time here sometimes we clean or collect coconuts. i've been can stay here and wait for the tsunami that is coming to morrow we can't but if we hadn't seen on television what happened in japan and everywhere else then we
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wouldn't be worried but we were shocked. we're into a moment too we are told to go to her grown but there aren't any high places and to a move to it is flat here there are no mountains there is nothing. if not more ah goes then so do we poor turia. a small loss of contempt and helplessness to forget about a very real fear. and anxiety that pushed the people to ask for a delegation to be sent tomorrow a visit took place last december. but the new deal we visited more or. you could see that a part of more was under water. frankly for me that worried me i was very angry after what happened. destroyed the city.
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we wanted answers to our questions said. after their calculations and. mathematically speaking. they say there are no risks but logically we cannot say that it will leave more twenty meters high and arrive here at less than one meter it's not possible to know according to theoretical calculations published by the french commission on atomic energy the waves would only reach the edge of the island barely touching the feet of the inhabitants but the locals have a different experience of the terrain when large sum a wave swell and cover parts of terrain. i saw over there that. is no longer a nat'l it's an article of cement. they
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have calculated from a very critical point here that if it ever collapses in one go. they say there will be waves twenty meters high. and we know that a way of solving even one meter will definitely affect. it. now i don't really know what's going to happen it first starts the fact that we are so close maybe if it does fall violently they'll be a big mass of water. and then he will come and destroy us. i don't we have discovered something relatively irrational in the minds inhabitants of. when they compare things that aren't really comparable that's an immaterial
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scale and the amount of energy that is mobilized between a phenomena like the tidal wave that took place in japan is where the energy was considerable and the waves are fifteen meters tall and they wind up to two kilometers inland with the phenomenon that could happen if the coral reef were to collapse. a tall here the wave is likely to be between five and ten meters at the base of more. you know wave about two meters with this swell of around fifty centimeters. or most dire estimates it would send a wave of about two or three meters to the island of fucked. that would be enough to submerge around half the atl according to another computer simulation. because of all of variables involved such as
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wind strength and angle of the wave it's impossible to predict an exact scenario so as inhabitants have real reasons for concern. you will rule after a visit to morrow we realize that we have been lied to for a very long time. since the beginning of the atmospheric and underground nuclear tests here the population hasn't believed anything that has been said all written telling us not to worry that a prosecutor. for me personally that's all has been shattered see it's as if bones have been crushed . morcombe on the. that's how we saw the atl. this road takes us to the highest point of the atl to see where the tsunami would
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arrive. here will most twenty one kilometers from the village of a model. we are close to a horse which is a little canal where the water flows into the ocean and the lagoon when we need cover to the sea on it is via the hole that the waves would enter and they would make the levels of the lagoon rise until they completely immersed the village. i don't know what are we going to do for our families for a for our children for our grandchildren. with this threat of a possible collapse we just don't know how to prepare for the future for the party for the future. some are already planning to emigrate to tahiti in any case the two hundred inhabitants of this forgotten not all have many unanswered questions and a lot of resentment. see the need it is
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a legacy that our ancestors left us god created the land and our ancestors were able to look after it cherish it maintain it and then with everything that they did he's often herodotus was transformed into hell. and must be. paradise transformed into hell. this held at the ministry of defense allowed us to visit is the secret call tomorrow or in poland. which was the stage for
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a hundred and thirty seven underground test between one hundred seventy five and nine hundred ninety five. taking into account the size of the nuclear blasts but question whether they could have taken place without having any effect on the stability of the. one hundred thirty seven wells between six hundred and twelve hundred meters deep were dug in a goon and on the crown of the out all. these images taken in the one nine hundred sixty s. before the tests show a very regular crown. since the end of the nuclear tests we know that and more there are some zones that have been weakened due to the underground testing in particular. test on the twenty
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fifth of july one thousand nine hundred seventy nine caused some of the exterior slopes to collapse in the south west zone and there was a return wave that surprised everybody. seventeen kilometer protective wall was built after that. because we feared that there would be another collapse. today caused a collapse far less important than the one anticipated. in the northeast we drove to the six located between the lagoon and the ocean.
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the road ends in a cul de sac there is danger beyond this point. yes it does on your hind this zone there is what we call the callet bank on which there is a deposit of plutonium left by security test which caused the dispersion of radionuclides . despite previous cleaning efforts there remains a deposit of a little less than two kilos of plutonium stuck in the rock and the coral reef is about going ten meters down. so swimming here is out of the question for at least two hundred forty thousand years the total lifespan of plutonium. or ne of more is zone where twenty eight underground detonations were conducted it was recognized in the official documents from the ministry of defense that among these underground detonations seven were not contained in the volcanic zone so it
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was not verify. so you are not confident that the irish people won't be asked again to step in. when the where the private banks and any crisis that ever happens whether that be funny now the economic and what always happens is the regulator central bankers politicians they say this will never ever happen again and it keeps on happening but we have to ensure is that if this does happen again it doesn't cause such a classic police make an awful cost for tots. the steady stream of snowden related leaks no longer surprises but the all encompassing scope of spying still does he even online gamers have not been spared
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all the while the powers that be are hesitant to rein in the n.s.a. they appear only want to make legal what is now illegal is it time for an international bill to chill writes. dramas that can't be ignored to the. stories of those who refused to notice. the faces change the world lights now. so picture of today's leaves. from around the globe. brokenly. people.
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pleasure to have you with us here on our team today. thirty of the wells used for underground detonations were packed to the brim with various waste and radioactive material and then covered with a slab. time has been weathering the concrete. cover of each well. it is. what you are supposed to do with radioactive waste national agency for radioactive waste set out some rules one of which specifies that waste can't come into contact with water but there it have
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been put in the middle of the sea. it's completely surrounded by water. the problem. is crossed with which the military claims are natural. opponents argue that they were the result of nuclear tests whatever the cause they were over time following the unfortunate blast the french commission on atomic energy. station in one thousand nine hundred. different continental the last thirty years there's been a system in place called tell site it is a remote surveillance of the site and was constructed using several different installation techniques laterally inclined drilling of cables that are anchored three to four thousand meters in the call. cliffs that allow for very precise measurements of the movements there are seismic stations and inclinometer is in the wells that allow us to see and measure the internal movements of the rocks and then there are various g.p.s. stations that allow us to measure the movements in relation to each other. with all
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this increasing surveillance of us all in fact tempting fate. these results are sent by satellite to the atomic energy commission office in paris where they're constantly analyzed throughout the. last surveillance report that was made available about the geologic stability of more was made in two thousand. we are already in two thousand and twelve and that was the last report we had access to. the two thousand and nine report indicates that out of the twenty devices called extant saw matters. were still functioning. he said. we have a wire for example into france was that is stuck. kit is described in the report that it is stuck and obviously no longer gives any results. no results no readings
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no information and they go of course it happens that the wires get caught and then become unstuck but we shouldn't necessarily rely on that and then of course a way can break but the most important thing to remember is not whether this or that is working or not obviously it is better if it still works there are lots of security because it is the safety analysis regarding the failure of this or that sense that allows us to ensure the security. personnel is always maintained on that. so we need to do some sort of rejuvenation of some of the devices which is something we are looking into at the moment and we are going to proceed and rejuvenate the material there. i am certain that security and safety is currently maintained thanks to the duplications of the information we get from the various senses. renovation and redundancy other two main pillars of
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mirages geological stability. so it would appear that continued monitoring has been taken care of even if far from perfect. and we've been assured that landslides will be detected days or even weeks before they happen. this is intended to reassure the residents even though procedures do exist for the emergency evacuation of the twenty or so military personnel present here at the moment but there is another concern for the residents. there are five kilos of plutonium in the air at all settlement case of a hypothetical disaster this factor remains completely unknown. or is a unique case and opinions vary as to what will become of this potential threat. i'm not especially worried about the collapse. simply it is rather what is underneath that worries me. to a collapse there are radioactive deposits underneath that will come to the surface
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that i think will end up contaminating the entire pacific zone. or this scenario be the side which is exposed next to two rio which is closest to the atoll. basket would be the other side are money matters because the way we work differently depending on which side it comes from. the wave goes further inland then the quoted material will be moved as it goes on that is to say that the radioactive material will sink to the bottom. rather heavy radioactive waste and so. sinks will be aspirated by the floor and then brought back by the reflux and dispersed so we really need an explanation about which scenario is the most realistic and then once the risk is known we can invest in preparedness and then
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inform the population. this is all very fine but to have a discussion on a level playing field everyone must have access to the same sources of information on the one hand the army has opened its doors allowing us to film and answering our questions but on the other there is still the natural tendency to cover up. in france there is always this desire to keep everything secret that concerns defense. only the highest authorities with the highest clearance may have access to this information. for my show and we must understand but for that to happen we need to have access to the source of the information this part is absolutely necessary yes but on july the first two thousand and eight during a sleepy summer and under the veil of indifference the law was passed with serious consequences for access to military archives the very principle of the in
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communicate the ability of certain archives can only be considered in the most restrictive way that is to say only when absolutely necessary from this double point of view the solution that you proposed during the first reading of this text a delay of a hundred years and a divination more explicit all of the concerned archives of the archives will only be incommunicable if they concern the information that would allow the conception fabrication utilization localization of weapons of mass destruction by the nuclear biological chemical or bacterial and not on our commitment is to not use the archives to find out how to make a salad to put it simply i couldn't carry worth. i don't care how about how to make a bomb but we simply want access to the information they have about the environment and the health of facts now it is time to listen to the voice of the house on the low percentage who is for who is against the law is adopted minister it is your
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turn to speak i think that the culture of military suit is really very poisonous especially concerning the health risks and the risks to the environment was it as in the united states a commission exists which has been allowed access to these military archives for all these years where we can find all the information linked to the tests but it doesn't contain the information about type of nuclear weapon that was tested war how to make such and such weapons work so that is not the goal of our involvement. which was initiated at that time as a lot of a see that. if the thousands of polynesians who worked in the real. profited from the windfall they received from mainland france they did so in secret it's difficult for them to keep the memories alive the veterans are gone taking their memories and their testimonies with them history is starting to unravel and
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the younger generation has different worries and interests. they have never been talks between the french authorities and the local population over the thirty years of years atomic saga a large misunderstanding grew out of this and fostered the rift and bad feelings surrounding the top secret told. when the territory was forced to concede in one nine hundred sixty four which had been promised to morrow and frank would be given back to its people once the tests and finished. the last test took place in january nine hundred ninety six and since then nothing had changed until january twenty twelfth on the missing two thousand and five. the investigation commission of the assembly of french polynesia asked the state to recognise the two types of consequences clean up the atolls and return them to their native population at the end of the plenary session on this monday the sixteenth of january just a few days ago the assembly of french polynesia gave
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a favorable opinion with a large majority with regards to the presentation of the law it is then a big question that i asked the senate today and i asked them to happily follow me in the spirit of the retrocession of the two atolls we must give these the tolls back. it is thanks to us that france became a powerful international figure thanks to our land on exist we exist and these islands exist parents lived here and i think france owes the owners of more or a lot of. the. german i put this proposition to a vote who is in favor of adopting this law who is against the proposition is therefore adopted as a law. it's only a small win for the senator only the first step in a long legislative procedure which will see the bill presented to the national
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assembly. and while parliament did confirm the return of the letter and the much larger problem still remains that the one hundred seventy five aerial and underground tests in mirror of definitively condemned the at all of the big secret. i don't want to land back now it's poisoned. i don't want to back this up and i simply want france to recognize the property rights of these islands this which are ours because we are the descendants of those who own them. there cannot be uncontrolled human activity for a very long term. and whatever happens it can. change whatever is the destiny of the. next place whether we continue the
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discussion or stop talking about it altogether the truth of that statement will not change. and nothing can change that. and i stop there cannot be any uncontrolled human activity and this is a tour for the moment and it is the price. to be paid. as france left us with now. nothing to they have left us with nothing but their poisons and. now general de gaulle's said that the nuclear terrorists more are served the interests of peace to bring peace to the ward. pretty crazy what this peace brought with it.
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into me that people are. bringing good stuff for ukraine. because. in. each republic. the memory of the powers that be. much better before them even though this is how come
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you are now in europe you don't know. what defines a country's success. faceless because of economic growth. or a factual standard of living. largest consumer of p.c.'s and i see what many in the country is the federal government to simply say is property of the united states government. is the united states suffered damage and it was done public has to realize it can't just by. just
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throw it away this equipment for instance belongs to the universe themes environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this here is not a waste of the money that produces of these little i should be able to collect these the i believe that vision responsible for their products from cradle to grave . fatal to mexico apartment of mental health property will sell to murder incorporated it also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority properties a big demonstrates pay trend and trademark office. wealthy british style it's time. to. find out what's really happening to the global economy. headlines tune in to.
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an e.u. commission to tweets that integration with ukraine have been put on hold. while . protesters on the streets of the ukrainian capital. the american people would want to react. to support the people of ukraine and u.s. senator john mccain joins other american politicians who are putting their full support behind the ukrainian opposition. this week syria is shaken by another wave of atrocities islamist rebel forces is said to have massacred dozens of civilians in the latest in a series of attacks. in this. three year long by.

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