reply posted on 18-1-2011 @ 11:19 PM by inpropurr
I agree with most, but the fact is PG&E is polluting our ground water with toxic poisons, I found this awhile back. No for some reason none of the
links on the last page work, go figure. As well, local Mayor in Lassen County, Susanville, is fed up with this Cloud Seeding Poisoning that PG&E is
doing. In as well, No Regulations, No Laws. First I found this law, I can't imagine this is a law, but seems to be: Please read:
The secretary of defense may conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological agents on civilian populations.
Public law of the United States, Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977.
Codified as 50 USC 1520, under Chapter 32 Chemical and Biological Warfare Program, Public Law 85-79 was repealed in 1997 by Public Law 105-85. In its
place, 15 USC 1520a provides restrictions (such as informed consent). 50 USC 1512, however, allows open air testing of chemicals and biologicals and
allows presidential override of notices and of public health considerations for national security reasons.  Case Orange authors are thus correct,
it seems, in asserting that such programs are legal, if reprehensible, in the U.S.
As well, this report: Is Cloud Seeding Harmful?
When studying the efficacy and consequences of cloud seeding experiments, the experimenters tend to be biased in saying cloud seeding with silver
iodide enhances precipitation without negative consequences. However, much of the literature substantiates that not only does cloud seeding fail to
achieve the desired effect, it also yields harmful consequences. Some of these consequences include rain suppression, flooding, tornadoes, and silver
iodide toxicity. (1,2,3)
The harm of rain suppression is obvious to everyone. For farmers and ranchers, this would mean no rain, no gain -- an economic loss. Losses would
include poorer crop harvest, lack of range vegetation, and a loss of hunting lease income due to wildlife reduction. This is particularly true for
ranches in western Potter County, an area PGCD has called “geographically handicapped.”(2) Most ranchers and farmers do not choose to take the
gamble on their land and livelihood based on experimentation.(1,2)
The harmful effects of silver iodide are insidious.(3) Yet, according to the web site of the PGCD, the effects are so minimized that the following is
stated: “The concentration of iodide in iodized salt used on food is far above the concentration found in rainwater from a seeded cloud.”(4) In
addition, in early December of 2002, at the Amarillo meeting jointly conducted by the Panhandle Groundwater and the North Plains Groundwater
Conservation Districts, one representative stated that silver iodide was good for the heart. In a private conversation, another explained that silver
miners live longer. Iodized salt may seem benign; however, some states such as Colorado have outlawed the use of salting icy roads.(5) Among harmful
effects, salt is toxic to the water and land.(5)
The Office of Environment, Health and Safety, UC Berkeley, rates silver iodide as a Class C, non-soluble, inorganic, hazardous chemical that pollutes
water and soil.(8) It has been found to be highly toxic to fish, livestock and humans.(6,7,8,9) Numerous medical articles demonstrate that humans
absorb silver iodide through the lungs, nose, skin, and GI tract.(7,8,9) Mild toxicity can cause GI irritation, renal and pulmonary lesions, and mild
argyria (blue or black discoloration of the skin). Severe toxicity can result in hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, shock, enlarged heart, severe argyria,
and death by respiratory depression.(8)
Moreover, a key manufacturer of silver iodide for weather modification, Deepwater Chemicals, warns of potential health effects of silver iodide in
their Material Safety Data Sheet as follows:
Chronic Exposure/Target Organs: Chronic ingestion of iodides may produce “iodism”, which may be manifested by skin rash, running nose, headache
and irritation of the mucous membranes. Weakness, anemia, loss of weight and general depression may also occur. Chronic inhalation or ingestion may
cause argyria characterized by blue-gray discoloration of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Chronic skin contact may cause permanent discoloration
of the skin.(10)
Under the guidelines of the Clean Water Act by the EPA, silver iodide is considered a hazardous substance, a priority pollutant, and as a toxic
pollutant.(10) Some industries have learned this all too well.
Cloud seeding is all about PG&E making enough water to carry through our aquaduct located right down the highway from my home to generate enough
electricty, to lite up this end of the state. Unfortunately as thier pockets get bigger and bigger, we get sicker and sicker. Kindva messed up
don't you think, and then we pay them every month on top of it for our electricity, even more messed up.
Google if interested: Lassen County Times and the Mayors report on cloud seeding. Oct. 12 2010