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al-Yamamah corruption scandal: a taboo subject for Shell


The above YouTube video tells the horrific story of Ray Fox, the man who claims he and his family were contaminated by illegal unauthorized toxic outflow from a Shell terminal in Earley, near Reading, England.  At one stage, Ray was treated by a specialist in Germany for radioactive poisoning.

Almost a year ago we published an extensive article on the subject. Ray also believes that contamination from Shell’s terminal killed the parents of his adopted son Christopher, who himself was diagnosed with leukemia.

All lived in close proximity to the Shell terminal which, after multiple attempts at decontamination, Shell sold to a housing developer, Persimmon Homes.

A housing estate now stands on the land once occupied by the Shell terminal, which evidence suggests, has a far more sinister past than anyone could have imagined. Ray Fox lived with his family in a residence – 337 Wokingham Road – immediately adjacent to the terminal.  It has been subsequently described on a Channel 4 TV programme as “the most polluted house in Britain.”

There are two possibilities. Firstly there is a body of evidence and expert opinion that a nuclear reactor is buried in a secret bunker at the site. Alternatively, there is evidence the site was used as a staging post for the supply of embargo-busting weapons and munitions, including “tactical nuclear weapons like shells and missiles” to Iraq and Iran. Both possibilities may be correct given Shell’s key involvement in clandestine projects including the so called scandal of the century: The Al-Yamamah BAe oil-for-military-aircraft affair. Extensive information is provided in our article:

Shell, Saudi Arabia, Arms-for-Oil, Corruption, & Radioactive Contamination

The article includes extensive correspondence with Richard Wiseman, the rule-bending Chief Ethics and Non Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. In one letter to Ray, Wiseman described the white worms and dying trees and plants in Ray’s garden, as being “your horticultural problems“. In another, he advanced his novel theory that the cause of radioactive contamination could perhaps be due to the disposal of a smoke detector.

I will leave it to our readers to reach their own conclusions about the way Mr Wiseman treated Ray Fox and his family when Mr Fox was very ill. He is still unwell.

Mr Wiseman has categorically stated that there is no buried nuclear reactor under the housing development. I am sure he believes this to be the truth. However, if a nuclear reactor is buried under the site, we can be sure it was done so in conjunction with the UK government under the then Official Secrets Act. So Mr Wiseman might not know the truth.

Mr Wiseman has not been prepared to say one word about Shell’s key role in the al-Yamamah scandal which may have some bearing on this matter. It is clearly an absolutely taboo subject for Shell.

In July 2009, Ray Fox obtained a report from Prof Dr Chris Busby BSc, PhD, C.Chem, MRSC – in short, one of the worlds leading radiation risk experts. Prof Busby is Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk. His report contains his conclusions of radiation and radioactivity measurements made by RWE Nukem at 337 Wokingham Road, the property in question. He also refers to his own investigations carried out on site.

Some extracts:

I took samples from the area and the results of analyses of these samples showed anomalous levels of various radioisotopes which would have been consistent with the accusations made by Mr Fox that the Shell site had been the location of a nuclear reactor. This was also supported by my analysis of earlier measurements of samples which showed (a) uranium isotope ratios that were from highly enriched uranium from a bomb, a reactor or some experiment and (b) anomalously high levels of plutonium, also indicative of the presence of material from a bomb, a reactor, or an experiment.

Nevertheless, the results are very interesting and despite the conclusions drawn by Nukem do in  fact indicate extraordinarily high levels of uranium in the house dust.

The house dust appears to be seriously contaminated with uranium; indeed it seems to be 20% pure uranium-238

The Nukem report broadly agreed with earlier surveys with regard to external gamma dose rates which were not above normal background. No adequate attempt was made to further investigate the levels of uranium and its isotope ratios, nor the levels of plutonium in the house and grounds. Re-analysis of the smear sample results by me indicated the presence in the house dust of enormously high quantities of uranium.

New legal proceedings are now underway on behalf of Ray Fox. It seems likely that Mr Wiseman’s callous response to very serious issues may come back to haunt him.





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