Originally posted by DClairvoyant
reply to post by windwaker
You can't catch radiation sickness from another member of the public unless you do these wrong things, he/she spits saliva in your mouth, your
blood/urine gets contaminated with the radiated person, you have a family with the radiated person, as the newborn child's genetics will be mutulated
with possible down syndrome, alzhimers diseases, etc.
Standing, breathing the same air as a radiated person will not make you sick. You would have to be breathing the same contaminated atmosphere and as
for the paper masks, the public really have been mis-informed from their government, what a suprise... not! Every single skin pour absorbs Heavy Metal
particles from the radiated areas of Fukushima, so cover your face with a paer mask will not prevent you from radiation sickness.
Why do you think the militaries spend thousandths on NBC (Nuclear biological Chemical suits to tackle radiation/chemical zones, your not likely to see
a soldier walking 20km from a well-known High Level Security Zone with a pair of flip flops, t'shirt, trousers and a paper mask.
You people really need to start getting with it.. or you'll end up like Chernobyl victoms.
After I handed in all my greens after leaving the military back in 2009, I went out got a job, saved up for "greens" and bought myself an ex NBC
suit. Just incase. And as for British and American intelligence, who had warned all of their citizens traveling to Tokyo to stay well as far as
50-60km away from Fukushima plant, and were ordered to leave Japan within arrival.
We are truly amazed that presenting what is a pure fact - without any spin associated to it - can generate such an outbreak of insecurity and outright
We had always expected that readers here can receive and interpret facts as presented, instead of demanding filtering for what some deem is unpleasant
We urge that sub-segment to immediately and permanently orient their attention to other media outlets that does the prefiltering for them, as per the
government's mandate of not spreading panic.
Check this out:
Government Radiation Expert Deconstructs Myth Of “Safe” Radiation Levels
Nuclear radiation expert and renowned Government radiation expert, Chris Bubsy, deconstructs the myths and propaganda of so-called “safe” levels
of nuclear radiation.
Since the Fukushima accident we have seen a stream of experts on radiation telling us not to worry, that the doses are too low, that the accident
is nothing like Chernobyl and so forth. They appear on television and we read their articles in the newspapers and online. Fortunately the majority of
the public don’t believe them.
And in an interview with me in Stockholm in 2009, Dr Jack Valentin, the ex-Scientific Secretary of the ICRP conceded this, and also made the statement
that the ICRP risk model, the one used by all governments to assess the outcome of accidents like Fukushima, was unsafe and could not be used. You can
see this interview on the internet, on www.vimeo.com.
Why is the ICRP model unsafe?
Because it is based on “absorbed dose”. This is average radiation energy in Joules divided by the mass of living tissue into which it is diluted.
A milliSievert is one milliJoule of energy diluted into one kilogram of tissue.
As such, it would not distinguish between warming yourself in front of a fire and eating a red hot coal. It is the local distribution of energy that
is the problem.
The dose from a singly internal alpha particle track to a single cell is 500mSv! The dose to the whole body from the same alpha track is 5 x 10-11
mSv. That is 0.000000000005mSv. But it is the dose to the cell that causes the genetic damage and the ultimate cancer.
The cancer yield per unit dose employed by ICRP is based entirely on external acute high dose radiation at Hiroshima, where the average dose to a cell
was the same for all cells.
Please go to the source to read the full story - it is well worth your time. He concludes with this:
There is a gap between them and us.
Between the phoney scientists and the public who don’t believe what they say.
Between those who are employed and paid to protect us from radioactive pollution and those who die from its consequences.
Between those who talk down what is arguably the greatest public health scandal in human history, and the facts that they
Joseph Conrad wrote: “After all the shouting is over, the grim silence of facts remain.”
Meanwhile, back at the ranch:
Traces of radiation from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan are being detected in states from California to Massachusetts, carried across the Pacific
on broad rivers of wind. But state officials say there is no public health risk.
OK....let's investigate that statement a bit further.
Let's start with this from the Wall Street Journal:
Radiation Detected in U.S.
U.S. states, which aren't recommending protective measures for the public, are reporting tiny amounts of radioactive iodine known as Iodine-131
that is seen in the early stages of a nuclear reaction. It has a short half-life of eight days, meaning that in that time, half of it will have
decayed to a non-radioactive state, a process that will continue until it is undetectable, Mr. Matus said.
In Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, public officials said radiation found in rainwater last week posed no threat to drinking water. Pennsylvania
repeatedly tested the drinking water from six regions in the state over the weekend, but detected no Iodine-131,
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said in a statement Monday.
People might "get alarmed by making what would be an [color=limegreen]inappropriate connection from rainwater to drinking water," Mr.
Corbett said in a statement.
We offer the following article without comment:
28 March 2011
Radioactive Iodine-131 in Pennsylvania Rainwater Sample is 3300%
Above Federal Drinking Water Standard
Governor Corbett Says Public Water Supply Testing Finds No Risk to Public From Radioactivity Found in Rainwater, Pennsylvania Office of the
Governor, March 28, 2011:
The (Iodine-131) numbers reported in the rainwater samples in Pennsylvania range from 40-100 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Although these are levels
above the background levels historically reported in these areas, they are still about 25 times below the level that would be of concern. The federal
drinking water standard for Iodine-131 is three pCi/L. …
On Friday, rainwater samples were taken in Harrisburg, where levels were 41 pCi/L and at nuclear power plants at TMI and Limerick, where levels were
90 to 100 pCi/L.
Corbett emphasized that the drinking water is safe and there is no cause for health concerns. …
“Rainwater is not typically directly consumed,” Corbett said. “However, people might get alarmed by making what would be [color=limegreen]an
inappropriate connection from rainwater to drinking water. By testing the drinking water, we can assure people that the water is safe.”
This is not the radiation you seek... move along...
How Safe Is the Rain in America?
Prevailing winds routinely waft plumes of dust, coal-smoke, wild-fire soot, industrial grit and other microscopic particles from Asia to North
America, several atmospheric scientists said.
Carried up by the rising warm air in the region around the damaged Fukushima plant, particles of radioactive isotopes such as Iodine-131 and Xenon-133
are being carried at about 50 miles per hour by winds blowing from west to east in a band of the atmosphere called the troposphere, about 6,500 feet
to about 30,000 feet or more above the ground.
4 April 2011
Cesium-137 Threat Grows While MSM Remains Silent
Generally, "the stuff will be spread in a long stream and, as it spreads, it becomes quite dilute," said research scientist Tony VanCuren at the
California Air Resources Board.
Under current conditions, particles from the Fukushima complex would take about a week or so to cross the Pacific.
Typically, the particles will stay aloft until washed out of the air by rain or buffeted to lower altitude by turbulence, creating an unpredictable
patchwork of fallout.
Cesium-137 has been detected in drinking water and milk here in the United States. Cesium and Tellurium were found in Boise, Las Vegas, Nome and
Dutch Harbor, Honolulu, Kauai and Oahu, Anaheim, Riverside, San Francisco, and San Bernardino, Jacksonville and Orlando, Salt Lake City, Guam, and
Saipan while Uranium-234, with a half-life of 245,500 years has been found in Hawaii, California, and Washington.
The EPA has radiation monitoring sites situated around the country.
Radioactive isotopes spread through the atmosphere accumulate in milk after they fall to earth in rain or dust and settle on vegetation, where they
are ingested by grazing cattle. Iodine-131 is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases.
Cesium-137 accumulates in the body’s soft tissues and bone marrow where it increases risk of cancer.
The corporate media in the West is downplaying and basically ignoring the threat. On the one hand, the EPA tells us Cesium-137 is appearing in milk
and water around the country, while on the other telling us not to worry.
The EPA said in March that “while they were above the historical and background norm, the levels weren’t considered harmful to human health.”
The agency sounds the alarm about radioactivity in cigarette smoke while minimizing the risk from an out-of-control nuclear plant that continues to
spew radioactivity on an hourly basis... continuously!
Something is seriously wrong when a supposedly free media and government agencies in the U.S. downplay or completely ignore the threat.
“On April 4, the Japanese government also has requested the Japan Meteorological Society and Japanese universities not to release data from
radiation measurement to avoid “public panic”. Rainwater samples have all demonstrated elevated concentrations of radioactive Tellurium-02,
Ruthenium-04 and Technetium-04.
“280 sensors to measure radiation release from atomic bomb testing were established under the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996. These
sensors are detecting levels equivalent to Chernobyl releases. One scientist, Gerhard Wotawa, noted, ‘I’ve never seen data like this in my
So how do we deal with disaster?
Austria, Germany, Canada and Australia have banned eight episodes of The Simpsons
dealing with nuclear crisis.
, now in its 24th season with 480 episodes, has been one of the few outlets to show the greed of nuclear operators, groveling
toadies and a complacent public to a mainstream television audience — meltdowns caused by jelly doughnuts!
Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order,
[color=limegreen]without informing the public, that increases the amount of radiation permitted in food by up to 2000%
times) the previous food standards.
According to EU bylaws, radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency
to prevent food shortages.
4 April 2011
Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities,
Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
5 April 2011
Radiation has reached the EPA's maximum contaminant level in some milk samples.
Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and Cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier,
Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.
Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained Iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA in drinking
water, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of Iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9.
The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0, but this is a conservative standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider
these levels to pose a health threat. The FDA, not the EPA, regulates milk.
UPDATE: The FDA's Derived Intervention Level for Iodine-131 in milk is much higher: 4700 picoCuries per liter.
Radioactive isotopes accumulate in milk after they spread through the atmosphere, fall to earth in rain or dust, and settle on vegetation, where they
are ingested by grazing cattle. Iodine-131 is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases.
Cesium-137 accumulates in the body’s soft tissues, where it increases risk of cancer, according to EPA.
A rainwater sample collected in Boise on March 27 contained 390 picocures per liter of iodine-131, plus 41 of cesium-134 and 36 of cesium-137. EPA
released this result for the first time yesterday. Typically several days pass between sample collection and data release because of the time required
to collect, transport and analyze the samples.
But the EPA drinking-water data includes one outlier—an unusually, but not dangerously, high reading in a drinking water sample from Chatanooga,
The Watts Bar Dam site in Spring City, Tennessee
The sample was collected at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Sequoyah nuclear plant. A Tennessee official told the Chatanooga Times last week that
radiation from Japan had been detected at Sequoyah but is “1,000 to 10,000 times below any levels of concern.”
The 1.6 picocures per liter reported by the EPA on Friday is slightly more than half the maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water, but
more uniquely, it is many times higher than all the other drinking water samples collected in the U.S.
12 April 2011
Nuclear Professor “Surprised” by Radioactive Seaweed South of Seattle
The flow of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean near Japan's distressed nuclear power plant has stopped, the plant's owners said.
The water was escaping from a concrete pit with a large crack in it, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. Officials said the company used a substance
called liquid glass to seal the crack and the leak stopped Wednesday morning.
The release of radioactive waste has raised concerns in Japan and elsewhere about the safety of seafood. On Tuesday, Japan's government set its first
radiation safety standards for fish after radioactive contamination in nearby seawater was measured at several million times the legal
[color=limegreen]TEPCO insisted that the radiation will rapidly disperse and that it poses no immediate danger.
But an expert said exposure to the highly concentrated levels near the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant could cause
immediate injury and that the leaks could result in residual contamination of the sea in the area.
12 April 2011
Fukushima Meltdown Could Trigger Atomic Explosion
… KIRO 7 obtained samples of seaweed from Budd Inlet near Olympia two weeks ago. Professor Kris Starosta (a nuclear scientist) at Simon Fraser
University confirmed the presence of radioactive Iodine Monday.
“We have seen Iodine 131 in the sample you sent us,” he said. “I think it’s pretty clear by now this must be Iodine 131 from releases from
“I think it is surprising,” Starosta said. “I guess I was assuming it wouldn’t reach this far, but it did.” …
17 April 2011
Have the Real Cesium-137 Fallout Maps Been Hidden From the Public?
A British professor and expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation told Alex Jones today evidence points toward a nuclear explosion
occurring at the Fukushima Daiichi complex. Two explosions at the plant in March were described as hydrogen gas explosions by Japanese officials and
the corporate media.
Using ratios of the radionuclides Xenon 133 and Xenon 133m which they measured by gamma spectrometer, the Russians demonstrated that the
Chernobyl explosion was a fission criticality explosion and not principally a hydrogen
explosion as has been claimed.
“I believe that the explosion of the No 3 reactor may have also involved criticality but this must await the release of data on measurements of the
Xenon isotope ratios,” he writes in a statement on Fukushima and Chernobyl emailed to Infowars.com.
Busby further notes that the surface contamination and of dose rates 60 kilometers out from the Fukushima site on March 17 exceeded that released at
He explains in his statement that the damaged reactors at Fukushima “are now continuing to fission. It is hoped that there will be no separation of
plutonium and possible nuclear explosion. I feel that this is unlikely now.” Short of an actual plutonium explosion, the reactors remain open to the
air and will continue to “fission and release radionuclides for years unless something drastic is done.”
Dr. Busby noted a precedent for the dire scenario now unfolding – a nuclear explosion at a plutonium production reprocessing plant in the former
Soviet Union in 1957.
The incident at the Mayak facility was the second-worst nuclear accident in history after the Chernobyl
disaster. The explosion released 50-100 tonnes of high-level radioactive waste and contaminated a huge territory in the eastern Urals.
The Soviets kept the explosion secret for 30 years. According to a report on the accident, about 400,000 people in the region were irradiated
following the explosion and other incidents at the plant.
Ural Mountains Radiation Pollution
Compare these two images.
First the publicly released Cs-137 total column fallout map for 24th March. This analysis was made on 26th March.
Now the map on the server here
for the same time on the same date. The key gradient
is the same. This analysis was made the day before, on the 25th March.
That's right, it shows the Northern Hemisphere getting absolutely plastered with radioactive Cesium-137. If this is incorrect, why is it kept on
file and not the public one? If it is the real version, why is it not publicly released?
19 April 2011
High Levels Of Caesium And Xenon Nuclear Fallout Found In Japan Radiation Forecasts Not Being Shown To The Public
We previously reported that Dutchsinse, who has been falling the Japan nuclear radiation forecasts being generated by different scientific
organizations, stumbled across an entirely different set of radiation forecasts not released to the public.
Censored Japan Nuclear Radiation Forecasts Not Released To Public Found?
Japan nuclear radiation forecasts produced by the Norwegian Air Institute have apparently been censored and never released to the public. Here are
three videos discuss these forecasts and making there existence public knowledge.
And this particular nugget from TEPCO:
19 April 2011
Current Status at Fukushima Daiichi
Workers have been struggling to prevent a nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
of each of the six reactors.
Last updated April 19, 2011.
20 April 2011
Comparison Of Censored And Uncensored Japan Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Fallout Forecast
Cover-up of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Fallout Forecasts Exposed!
We previously reported on the steady concentrated stream of Nuclear radioactive fallout heading toward the US and Canada.
We now have for the first time a side-by-side evaluation of two radiation fallout forecasts. On the left is the censored version released to the
public downplaying the levels of radiation spreading around the world. On the right is the same uncensored forecast.
And now for something completely different:
27 April 2011
America's Worst Nukes
Poorly-regulated nuclear power plants had 13 'near-misses' in 2010.
This is a great photo-essay put together by Rolling Stone Magazine and well-worth the read.
Arkansas Nuclear One
Location: Russellville, AR
Near-miss: Security problems prompted the NRC to conduct a special investigation.
Details not publicly available.
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety
And that, my friends, were some highlights from April, 2011.
In Peace, Love & Light