I am generally inclined to agree with you. Not now. There's a lot of info, linking takes time, when there are several different ones, it becomes
harder to follow the opinions that go with them.
I am new to this blog. My thoughts were very mixed until I got to this topic. This is my kind of blogging. If you can be short and to the point,
absolutely. When there is so much stuff that that average reader would not have in their knowledge base, I'm fine with going by the stuff I happen
My ex is a USAF brat, and an environmental engineer. The toxic potential in that city is beyond calculation at this point - before you get to nuclear
contamination. This topic was linked from Val's story about Falls Creek - which is how I found the site.
And after reading thru this, I think the person linking it had a good point. The location and isolation of some evacuees could well be related to the
possibility of nuclear poisoning.
My first reaction to XGovGirl had to do with the lack of military response and coordination. It was totally
on target and hasn't been addressed by anything I've seen in all the time I've spent on this for almost 3 weeks. FEMA doesn't have the manpower
or equipment - just authority and responsibilty to use what is available. The military is all about moving people and equipment FAST. Why the
WTF was all that legal wrangling about? How to avoid lawsuits? ( One Phila MD that got down to the NO airport was told to STOP CPR on a victim on the
tarmac - because he wasnt authorized to be there. He even explained the Good Samaritan Law that protects anyone from lawsuits). How to keep the public
from panic over the potential radiation issue?
Talk about worse than a terrorist attack... I discovered the DU tipped weapons issue XGG has been studying, during the campaign last fall. BTW,
XGG, if you have links, I would like to get back on it. You can send by U2U.
The scientists that worked on the Manhattan Project first warned against the use of depleted Uranium because, in their words, it targeted human DNA
with catastrophic results. Being something of a fanatic about wording, this struck me as a ludicrous and dangerous statement. What they should have
said is that human DNA is EXTREMELY susceptible to DU. It comes under the international ban against any weapon that can continue to inflict harm
AFTER the conflict is over. I believe it has a half life of 4 billion years. ( Most of my sources on this got lost in a computer glitch that I,
stupidly, didn't take precautions for) To my knowledge, we have put an unbelievable amount of DU in the Fertile Crescent.
People who have been exposed to enough radiation can be a threat to others. Nurses who work with radiation implant patients have an abnormally high
level of conception problems - even when their radiation badges indicated "safe" levels of exposure.
I wish the traffic on ATS was on this topic instead of Val's. XGG, keep going, get it organized and keep looking for the right place to post it. It
will be interesting to see it it goes into the same sinkhole all the DU stuff has disappeared in. Then again, if radiation sickness starts to surface
among those who were in the water - including the rescuers, maybe it will finally get out in the open.
Also, I would expect the air contamination to be low, are there any water reports- besides ecoli ?
This is way over the top XGG, some questions may be refuted, overall my bets are on your intuition and knowledge. Been there, done that with
anticipating stuff that came about. And I am ADD