I also think that despite where this new strain of the flu really came from, there is alot we are doing to the environment that could have created
this mutation ourselves.
Project SHAD: American Servicemen Used As Guinea Pigs
Project SHAD, an acronym for Shipboard Hazard and Defense, was part of the joint service chemical and biological warfare test program conducted
during the 1960s. Project SHAD encompassed tests designed to identify US warships' vulnerabilities to attacks with chemical or biological warfare
agents and to develop procedures to respond to such attacks while maintaining a war-fighting capability. Although classified, the Department of
Defense has been actively pursuing declassification of relevant medical information. To date twelve SHAD projects have been evaluated and released for
The SHAD program planned as many as a hundred individual tests and was part of the larger Deseret Test Center program. Many tests were never actually
executed. DoD investigators plan to look at all Deseret Test Center’s chemical and biological tests conducted between 1963 and 1970
Of the 4,300 sailors known to be involved, to our knowledge, only 622 have been notified.
Here where I live in Alaska, military installations (all of them in the state) are basically toxic/hazardous waste sites. In many cases, so is land
surrounding the base that is no longer owned by the government. This is one disturbing news story from my local paper just a couple days ago..
Contaminants Plague Fairbanks Home
On Fort Wainwright (army post) here in Alaska, a new housing development was being built a few years ago called "Taku Gardens". It is now so widely
known what really happened that it is referred to as "Toxic Gardens". The Corps of Engineers constructed this new housing development a few years
ago. During the time of construction, unexploded ordnance (live munitions) were discovered buried in the ground. It was at first believed to be an
isolated incident until it happened 3 or 4 more times. (This was all explained to me by one of the engineers on the project). But yet, they went
ahead with the project and started moving people in.
It is unclear how many families, exactly, had already moved into their new homes. But it was only a matter of weeks until people started coming down
with strange illnesses and side-effects. It is still unclear what is in the soil that was so toxic. This site is also right across the street from
the newly-constructed Bassett army hospital. The families had to be moved out, the site basically condemned. The army is currently in the process of
what amounts to a decontamination effort to make the housing usable/habitable (eventually).
But this is not an isolated incident by any stretch of the imagination.
Fort Greely, Alaska was the first test site ever used for open-air testing of biological and chemical agents by the U.S. military (Back when the base
was brand new). It has occurred 12 times at the base (that we know of). Back then, the base was completely isolated, thus, deemed appropriate for
this kind of open-air testing. Since then, multiple people have discovered disposed and/or lost canisters of biological/chemical agents in and around
the base (some of them still containing some of their original concoctions).
From link in next paragraph..
Fort Greely holds the dubious distinction of being the only place in the United States besides Dugway where germ warfare agents are acknowledged
to have been tested in the open atmosphere. The information concerning biological testing that Senator Gravel obtained from the Army in response to
Keim's inquiry may be summarized as follows:
1. In 1966 and 1967 tularemia tests were conducted in the Delta Creek area, approximately thirty miles west of the main post at Fort Greely and
about sixty miles from Gerstle River.
2. The tests were conducted in order to obtain data concerning the vulnerability of tularemia under arctic conditions.
3. Prior to testing the pathogenic agent, stimulants were used to check the procedures and safety precautions.
4. Extensive ecological, epidemiological, and meteorological studies were conducted before the tests.
5. The strain of tularemia selected for testing was intentionally different from the endemic strains, ensuring that it could he readily identified and
6. Ecological and epidemiological monitoring of the area was continued through 1970, and followup studies indicate that the strain of tularemia used
for testing not contaminate either the wildlife or the environment of Alaska.
One instance involved a crew that was tasked with temporarily placing a pallet/crate of VX Nerve agent on a specific frozen pond (the pond still
exists today). The container was basically forgotten. Spring came around, the ice melted, and the pallet sunk to the bottom. The pallet was
eventually recovered and "disposed-of" but only 4 years later after the lake had been completely drained (in 1969). This event is well documented.
The lake was eventually dubbed the loving name.. "VX Lake". It is unclear how toxic the lake remains to this day (at least it isn't public
News of the nerve gas loss slid not surface until nine months after the chemicals had been recovered from the lake, more than four years after
they had sunk and three months after the Army had gratuitously denied any untoward incidents in its Alaska CBW program. The first admission that
anything had gone awry at Gerstle came on June 5, 1970, when a little-noticed mimeographed Army statement marked "Information for Members of
Congress" was slipped under doors on Capitol Hill in Washington. That evening in Anchorage the Alaskan Command issued the same statement to the
In the sixties, the Army was experimenting with nuclear power generators that were powerful enough to produce electrical power for an entire army
base. I've read about this particular incident in some detail. An investigative PDF report on the one at Fort Greely can be found here:
The Nuclear Reactor at Fort Greely
After a few months, the toxic waste from the reactor started piling up. It is unclear who made the decision to dump the toxic waste directly into the
Gerstle River. What is clear is that the radiation and contamination still remain. Also, this reactor was basically a prototype that went critical
on multiple occasions, releasing unknown amounts of fallout on the base.
The Greely reactor was the “first copy” of the SM-1 family of reactors. Pushing a first-copy nuclear reactor to exceptional thermal power and
neutron densities would be expected to have severely adverse consequences reflected in major accidents and early decommissioning. These adverse
consequences are evident for the Fort Greely reactor. There was a major accident after five years of operation, resulting in a two-year outage, and a
second major accident after only three more years of operation. This second major accident involved a loss of radioactive, live steam producing local
fallout. As a result, the reactor was closed ten years after first criticality and was quickly decommissioned. (These two accidents are examined later
in th is report.) Neither the magnitude nor the character of the accidents were admitted, and the facts continue to be covered up to the present
At Clear Air Station (Currently a radar tracking site for the Air Force) open air testing is also said to have been conducted on public lands in total
secrecy (or so they thought).
During the summer of 1968 the Army asked the Oklahoma research group to collect field data at a site about thirty miles from Clear, an Air Force
radar installation southwest of Fairbanks. The remote site, accessible only by helicopter and more than one hundred miles from Fort Greely, lies
within the vast domain of public lands maintained by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management. Apparently the area was to be used for
According to an Oklahoma field biologist who spent about ten days working in the area during the summer of 1968, a weather crew was gathering
meteorological data for the military at the same location. The weather crew consisted of about a dozen civilians and a handful of Army and Air Force
personnel. One of the military men was identified as an Air Force officer who apparently served as Alaska liaison for the Desert Test Center, the Utah
CBW complex, during the 1967 biological tests at Fort Greely. He was assisted by members of the meteorological team at Fort Greely.
The Oklahoma researcher says that the weather crew was checking air currents, apparently for 'a CBW test. He recalls that a red dust stimulant was
dispersed from a high tower constructed at the remote location, but he does not believe that testing with germ warfare agents was actually conducted.
He was told that the military decided to call off the test when the wind carried the stimulant much farther than had been anticipated.
When Oklahoma personnel returned to do a followup survey later in the year they were given no special precautions, indicating that no dangerous
poisons had been introduced to the area. "We had no reason to believe they had tested anything," the Oklahoma biologist told me, but he does not
know why he was sent back to the area for the followup survey. "Dr. Hopla said that the location was not scientifically interesting to him and that
he dispatched his team to that location at the Army's request.
A disturbing aspect of the stimulant test is that the operation was conducted on public domain
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