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Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 5, Kyodo

An ongoing study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents from the crippled atomic power plant has found 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 others suspected to have cancer, up from seven, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

The figures were taken from about 174,000 people aged 18 or younger whose initial thyroid screening results have been confirmed so far.

Researchers at Fukushima Medical University, which has been taking the leading role in the study, have so far said they do not believe that the most recent cases are related to the nuclear crisis. They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later.
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I hate Kyodo for its needed subscriptions....

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 Quoting: Citizenperth


According to the Factsheet this are the numbers we could expect!

Source: [link to seer.cancer.gov]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


From what..? Normal background..?
They said it wasn't from the meltdowns.

Is it two different sources..?
 Quoting: Waterbug


Please research the Factsheet, the Statistics are the result of empiric Data
in America ( North) Pre-Fukushima, Post American Nuclear Test!

This Numbers are "normal" in our radioactive World!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972

'normal' pre or post fukushima?... our data is wildly different as empirically evidenced by numerous global sources? (not just my tidbits that i divulge)

I hate to point it out because it is so obvious even TEPCO data ('tho skewed) points out the blatant and obvious differences....

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@Cp, i know that you are stupid and that you cant read,
and it seams like you dont even know how to read Statistics!

But Daijobu, we cant change anything anyway!
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@Cp, i know that you are stupid and that you cant read,
and it seams like you dont even know how to read Statistics!

But Daijobu, we cant change anything anyway!
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applied statistics post graduate.... you twit
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
- Albert Einstein
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@ Cploerb, Post-Graduate Rofl

I know the People in and of the Internet,
here they are all smart, have a PhD.,
a 35Cm Dick and a Loft in Paris!
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Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 5, Kyodo

An ongoing study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents from the crippled atomic power plant has found 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 others suspected to have cancer, up from seven, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

The figures were taken from about 174,000 people aged 18 or younger whose initial thyroid screening results have been confirmed so far.

Researchers at Fukushima Medical University, which has been taking the leading role in the study, have so far said they do not believe that the most recent cases are related to the nuclear crisis. They point out that thyroid cancer cases were not found among children hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident until four to five years later.
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I hate Kyodo for its needed subscriptions....

[link to english.kyodonews.jp]
 Quoting: Citizenperth


According to the Factsheet this are the numbers we could expect!

Source: [link to seer.cancer.gov]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


From what..? Normal background..?
They said it wasn't from the meltdowns.

Is it two different sources..?
 Quoting: Waterbug


Please research the Factsheet, the Statistics are the result of empiric Data
in America ( North) Pre-Fukushima, Post American Nuclear Test!

This Numbers are "normal" in our radioactive World!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


@Cp, i know that you are stupid and that you cant read,
and it seams like you dont even know how to read Statistics!

But Daijobu, we cant change anything anyway!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


citz_tepcoshills


see what i did there ^^ ;) wink*
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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- Albert Einstein
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Pandoras Promise
Outspoken environmentalist filmmaker Robert Stone delves into the controversial topic of nuclear power in his latest film, Pandora's Promise, which will hit theaters in June. Now you can take an exclusive first look at the trailer from the movie, which follows Stone's earlier films Radio Bikini, an Oscar-nominated anti-nuclear weapons documentary; and Earth Days, which chronicled the rise of the environmental movement.

After sifting through the anti-nuclear choruses and the considerably smaller pro-nuclear groups in an attempt to find the truth about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy, Stone found his answer with Michael Shellberger, the president and co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute: "We can have a world living modern lives without killing the climate."

Pandora's Promise examines the issue from the perspective of key environmentalists on both sides of the issue, starting with the writer Stewart Brand, who asks, "Can you be an environmentalist and be pro-nuclear? In light of climate change, can you be an environmentalist and not be pro-nuclear?" Stone admits that accepting that nuclear energy could be a viable power source was a struggle for him as well. "It's no easy thing for me to have come to the conclusion that the rapid deployment of nuclear power is now the greatest hope we have for saving us from an environmental catastrophe," he told Rolling Stone.



Read more: [link to www.rollingstone.com]
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Sounds like a interesting Documentary!
More Info:
[link to www.hollywoodreporter.com]
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Another contaminated water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO (YaahooNews) - The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said it had found another leak of contaminated water on Wednesday, piling pressure on the utility to curb the problem as it seeks permission to release water to the sea.
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Pandoras Promise
Outspoken environmentalist filmmaker Robert Stone delves into the controversial topic of nuclear power in his latest film, Pandora's Promise, which will hit theaters in June. Now you can take an exclusive first look at the trailer from the movie, which follows Stone's earlier films Radio Bikini, an Oscar-nominated anti-nuclear weapons documentary; and Earth Days, which chronicled the rise of the environmental movement.

After sifting through the anti-nuclear choruses and the considerably smaller pro-nuclear groups in an attempt to find the truth about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy, Stone found his answer with Michael Shellberger, the president and co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute: "We can have a world living modern lives without killing the climate."

Pandora's Promise examines the issue from the perspective of key environmentalists on both sides of the issue, starting with the writer Stewart Brand, who asks, "Can you be an environmentalist and be pro-nuclear? In light of climate change, can you be an environmentalist and not be pro-nuclear?" Stone admits that accepting that nuclear energy could be a viable power source was a struggle for him as well. "It's no easy thing for me to have come to the conclusion that the rapid deployment of nuclear power is now the greatest hope we have for saving us from an environmental catastrophe," he told Rolling Stone.



Read more: [link to www.rollingstone.com]
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Sounds like a interesting Documentary!
More Info:
[link to www.hollywoodreporter.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


rolling stone now???
hollywood reporter?? wtf
wtf?.. honestly.. you're reaching there....


citz_ts1

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It's life as we know it, but only just.
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- Albert Einstein
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Pandoras Promise
Outspoken environmentalist filmmaker Robert Stone delves into the controversial topic of nuclear power in his latest film, Pandora's Promise, which will hit theaters in June. Now you can take an exclusive first look at the trailer from the movie, which follows Stone's earlier films Radio Bikini, an Oscar-nominated anti-nuclear weapons documentary; and Earth Days, which chronicled the rise of the environmental movement.

After sifting through the anti-nuclear choruses and the considerably smaller pro-nuclear groups in an attempt to find the truth about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy, Stone found his answer with Michael Shellberger, the president and co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute: "We can have a world living modern lives without killing the climate."

Pandora's Promise examines the issue from the perspective of key environmentalists on both sides of the issue, starting with the writer Stewart Brand, who asks, "Can you be an environmentalist and be pro-nuclear? In light of climate change, can you be an environmentalist and not be pro-nuclear?" Stone admits that accepting that nuclear energy could be a viable power source was a struggle for him as well. "It's no easy thing for me to have come to the conclusion that the rapid deployment of nuclear power is now the greatest hope we have for saving us from an environmental catastrophe," he told Rolling Stone.



Read more: [link to www.rollingstone.com]
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Sounds like a interesting Documentary!
More Info:
[link to www.hollywoodreporter.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41113972


rolling stone now???
hollywood reporter?? wtf
wtf?.. honestly.. you're reaching there...
 Quoting: Citizenperth


What is your Problem, you Liar?
Do you fear something?

I know that you are a Wimp but this is not a Reason to stop the flow of Information, you Nazi Fraggle!

This Documentary is Okay, the Critique seems valid and i wait for a Copy to develop my own Opinion, you Shithead!
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TEPCO's failure at math may have increased radiation release at Fukushima plant
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Workers miscalculated pressure levels inside a reactor during the early stages of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, leading to a reduction in cooling water and a possible increase in the volume of radioactive materials released.



Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated the pressure inside the No. 2 reactor containment vessel at 400 kilopascals on March 16, 2011.
The actual pressure was 40 kilopascals, far below the 101 kilopascals of the surrounding atmosphere, suggesting that a large amount of radioactive materials escaped from the reactor.

TEPCO concluded that pressure was rising on the afternoon of March 16 and halved the amount of water being injected into the No. 2 reactor on the morning of March 17.
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Radioactive cesium found in groundwater at Fukushima plant; fishermen furious
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Although that level is still lower than the utility’s standard for dumping the water into the ocean, fishermen operating in the area of the plant were furious about TEPCO’s latest mistake.

“(Our approval for the plan to) discharge groundwater into the sea has certainly taken a step backward,” Masakazu Yabuki, who heads the Iwaki city fisheries cooperative, said angrily.

The central government and TEPCO on May 30 said the groundwater contamination was negligible in a meeting with local fishermen.
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A visit to Trinity, where the first A-bomb was tested in 1945, turns up radiation still
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J. Robert Oppenheimer and the other physicists who assembled the bomb’s core in a ranch house on-site, using tape and plastic sheets to keep the dust out, took bets on whether this process would work. No one knew how big the explosion would be if it did happen. In the end, the blast was equivalent to about 19 kilotons of TNT going off at once, and people nearly 200 miles away felt the force or saw the flash. (An official statement released in response to many concerns stated that “a remotely located ammunitions magazine containing a considerable amount of high explosives and pyrotechnics exploded” but that “there was no loss of life or limb to anyone.”)

After rupturing, the plutonium atoms transformed into a host of radioactive elements. Some, such as a form of iodine, dissipated quickly. Those still present in the sandy soil of Trinity in significant quantities today tend to be entities that will stick around for a long time, such as cesium-137, europium-152 and europium-155. One particularly long-lived isotope has a half-life of 24,100 years.
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MidAmerican decides against Iowa nuclear plant
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Tea party targeting Southern Co. power monopoly
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ATLANTA —

The Southern Co. makes billion-dollar decisions that affect millions of people in Georgia, yet it has attracted little political scrutiny — until now.

Leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are challenging Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power over the monopoly's reluctance to increase its use of solar power, the ballooning costs of building a new nuclear power plant and even its legal right to monopoly status.

The group's action in Georgia seems relatively rare among the loosely linked tea party organizations nationally.
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In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
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Emergency shutdowns at reactors happen with alarming frequency, including as recently as May 3rd at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland.

In the long-run, fuel-free energy sources can always out-compete fossil fuel and nuclear plants that require lengthy fuel extraction and supply chains. Renewable resources face only construction and routine maintenance costs — costs that have decreased precipitously in recent years.

In most parts of the country, wind energy is already far cheaper than nuclear reactors and other traditional sources. That's why wind power was the most installed energy source in 2012. Solar power installations accounted for all of the new energy capacity added to our nation's electric grid in March.
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“Everything that is being said here in Japan are lies” — “If children touch the ground containing radiation their reproductive organs are going to be deformed or sterile” (VIDEO)
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Video: Kids walk in park 3 times more radioactive than ‘radiation control area’ — 100 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi — “Must be closed immediately”
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“Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima” — Japan Official: “We need to take a careful look at it”
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Report: Japanese rice “allegedly caused diarrhea” — Officials told not to send any more donated rice — Locals say gov’t is playing with public’s health
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Pandoras Promise
Outspoken environmentalist filmmaker Robert Stone delves into the controversial topic of nuclear power in his latest film, Pandora's Promise, which will hit theaters in June. Now you can take an exclusive first look at the trailer from the movie, which follows Stone's earlier films Radio Bikini, an Oscar-nominated anti-nuclear weapons documentary; and Earth Days, which chronicled the rise of the environmental movement.

After sifting through the anti-nuclear choruses and the considerably smaller pro-nuclear groups in an attempt to find the truth about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy, Stone found his answer with Michael Shellberger, the president and co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute: "We can have a world living modern lives without killing the climate."

Pandora's Promise examines the issue from the perspective of key environmentalists on both sides of the issue, starting with the writer Stewart Brand, who asks, "Can you be an environmentalist and be pro-nuclear? In light of climate change, can you be an environmentalist and not be pro-nuclear?" Stone admits that accepting that nuclear energy could be a viable power source was a struggle for him as well. "It's no easy thing for me to have come to the conclusion that the rapid deployment of nuclear power is now the greatest hope we have for saving us from an environmental catastrophe," he told Rolling Stone.



Read more: [link to www.rollingstone.com]
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Sounds like a interesting Documentary!
More Info:
[link to www.hollywoodreporter.com]
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FUCK THAT!!!

The anti-nuke movement is infiltrated and manipulated (often) by the pro-nuke insanity.

If nuclear technology had never been discovered, I guarantee you that humans would NOT be extinct now on this planet.

"Energy needs", are not human or life needs, they are Industrial needs.

At this point, I don't care how safe they make it, they ALREADY fucked up, and if it were possible to enforce (which it really isn't), I would say "No More Nuclear Technology" - PERIOD. There are no excuses.


Good work Perth and Waterbug and everyone else contributing to this thread! Thank you for keeping the flame of reason alive!

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fwiw, God doesn't give a shit. He is off playing as usual, and so rarely gets involved that it is a thing of myth. Maybe Satan and Mog are more involved in this shit though.

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Nuclear evacuation guidelines updated

Japan's nuclear regulator has decided further details of its guidelines for local residents in case of a nuclear plant accident.

In February the Nuclear Regulation Authority decided on a revised version of the guidelines. The review came after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in March, 2011.

The new guidelines expanded the necessary evacuation area, or the area where residents must stay indoors, to a 30-kilometer radius around a nuclear plant.

It also says iodine tablets should be distributed to households within 5 kilometers of a plant in advance of a possible accident.

Iodine helps prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive substances.

On Wednesday an NRA meeting decided that municipalities within 5 kilometers of a plant will have doctors inform residents about the use and storage of iodine tablets before distributing them.
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Hanford, Japanese version...

TEPCO reports another leak at Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reported another leak of radioactive water, this time from a steel storage tank above ground.

Tokyo Electric Power Company officials say a worker found the leak shortly after noon on Wednesday.

The tank is one of those built at the plant since May to store contaminated water transferred from storage pools underground.
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TEPCO settlement in farmer suicide

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant has reached a settlement with a family of a farmer who killed himself after his crops were banned from shipment soon after the nuclear accident.

Hisashi Tarukawa, a 64-year-old farmer in Sukagawa City, committed suicide in March 2011, 12 days after the nuclear accident.

Tarukawa's family has sought damages from the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, claiming the disaster drove him to suicide.
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Photos released of Fukushima reactor probe

Japan's nuclear regulators have released photographs of their first on-site investigation of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The new investigation by the Nuclear Regulation Authority is focused on whether the March 11 earthquake damaged the plant's No. 1 reactor's cooling system before the arrival of a massive tsunami.

The authority released 4 photographs shot on the 4th floor of the No.1 reactor building. They were shot by 5 officials from the authority's secretariat last Friday.

The photos show the cooling system's red water tank and air-conditioning system in which parts were displaced and damaged.
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Kan: Only nuclear-free society can avoid accidents

Japan's former prime minister Naoto Kan says the only way to completely avert nuclear accidents is to build a society that can do without nuclear power.

Kan made the comment on Tuesday at a seminar in San Diego, California. It was hosted by US citizens group opposed to nuclear power.

Kan explained to the audience the situation following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011. He was the prime minister when the earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan and caused the nuclear accident.

Kan said that the worst case scenario at the time would have required the evacuation of some 50 million people from Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Kan called for building a global network to convey the dangers of nuclear power so that societies that do not depend on it can be created.
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Shika plant operator finds no sign of active fault

The operator of the Shika nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast says there's no data to suggest that a fault under the plant is active.

Hokuriku Electric Power Company will submit its findings to the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday.

The government bans the construction of nuclear reactors above active faults.

A government agency last year ordered the company to conduct a geological survey. Some experts said there was a chance that a fault under the No.1 reactor of the plant in Ishikawa Prefecture was active.

The company says it dug a tunnel 40 meters underground near the reactor building to obtain sediment samples.
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TEPCO admits radioactive cesium in water flowing into Fukushima plant

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said on Tuesday it had detected radioactive cesium in groundwater flowing into its wrecked Fukushima Daiichi plant, reversing an earlier finding that any contamination was negligible.

The announcement is yet another example of TEPCO initially downplaying a problem, only to revise its findings because of faulty procedures. It casts further doubt over its control over the cleanup.

“Once again, they’ve missed something they should be aware of,” said Atsushi Kasai, a former researcher of radiation protection at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.

“This shows again they lack the qualification to be managing the plant, which is the root cause of their failure to contain the March 11 disaster.”
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Doctor has been working in town near Fukushima plant for 16 yrs

Shunji Sekine, 71, opened a temporary clinic in early May at a town office building in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to examine residents who had to evacuate the coastal town following the 2011 nuclear disaster but are now allowed back during the day.

"It would be a problem if they got injured during their temporary visits," said Sekine who has been a doctor in the town since 1997. "I want to be here for patients who need me."

The district where the town's office building was located had been designated as an exclusion zone due to radiation leakage from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, some 10 kilometers south of Namie.
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A wise man... even for him it's not all about money...

Warren Buffett Shelves Plans To Build A Nuclear Plant

Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy utility developer is shelving plans to build a nuclear plant in Iowa, the Des Moines register’s Perry Beeman and William Petroski report.

The modular design of the plant was deemed too experimental, and there remains uncertainty about whether fossil fuel plants will be punished by carbon taxing, they said.
Local politics also played a factor.
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Full story:
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Nice quote...

Former NRC chairman not confident in San Onofre restart or risk assessment based on probabilities

Former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko spoke at a meeting in San Diego today about the future of nuclear energy as a member of an expert panel which included former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen, and former NRC commissioner Peter Bradford.

“It’s a fairly novel idea to allow a plant to operate at a reduced power level because of a safety issue. When you’re operating at reduced power levels, it indicates a lack of confidences and raises a lot of questions.”
Former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko on the proposed restart of San Onofre Unit 2
[link to enformable.com]
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