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It sounds like you're getting information from a crackpot website to me.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
Yes I'm aware, I was just making a statement on the state of our food. Seemed like a fair instance to spread the info that our food is already in a poor condition.
Irradiating food does the same to the cells of food that irradiating our body does to our cells. It's indirect but it causes cancer just the same as well as many other problems.
So cooking changes your food more than irradiating it does.
4. Does eating irradiated food present long-term health risks?
No. Federal government and other scientists reviewed several hundred studies on the effects of food irradiation before reaching conclusions about the general safety of the treatment. In order to make recommendations specifically about poultry irradiation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists reviewed findings form additional relevant studies.
Independent scientific committees in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and Canada also have reaffirmed the safety of food irradiation. In addition, food irradiation has received official international endorsement from the World Health Organizations and the International Atomic Energy Agency....
6. Does irradiation cause chemical changes in food, producing substances not known to be present in non-irradiated food?
Yes, irradiation does produce chemical changes in foods. These substances, called "radio-lytic products", may sound mysterious, but they are not. They have been scrutinized by scientists in making safety assessments of irradiated foods. Any kind of treatment causes chemical changes in food. For instance, heat treatment, or cooking, produces chemicals that could be called "thermolytic products." Scientists find the changes in food created by irradiation minor to those created by cooking. The products created by cooking are so significant that consumers can smell and taste them, whereas only a chemist with extremely sensitive lab equipment may be able to detect radiolytic products.
George L. Tritsch, PhD Cancer Research Scientist, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, New York State Department of Health. I am speaking as a private citizen, and my opinions are my own, based on thirty-three years of experience since my doctorate at Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and, since 1959, as a cancer research scientist and biochemist at Roswell. I am opposed to consuming irradiated food because of the abundant and convincing evidence in the refereed scientific literature that the condensation products of the free radicals formed during irradiation produce statistically significant increases in carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and cardiovascular disease in animals and man. I will not address the reported destruction of vitamins and other nutrients (what? - more nutrient deficiencies?; my comment) by irradiation because suitable supplementation of the diet can prevent the development of such potential deficiencies. However, I cannot protect myself from the carcinogenic and other harmful insults to the body placed into the food supples and I can see no tangible benefit to be traded for the possible increased incidence of malignant disease one to three decades in the future. Irradiation works by splitting chemical bonds in molecules with high energy beams to form ions and free radicals. When sufficient critical bonds are split in organisms contaminating a food, the organism is killed. Comparable bonds are split in the food. Ions are stable; free radicals contain an unpaired electron and are inherently unstable and therefore reactive. How long free radicals remain in food treated with a given dose of radiation or the reaction products formed in a given food cannot be calculated but must be tested experimentally for each food. Different doses of radiation will produce different amounts and kinds of products. The kinds of bonds split in a given molecule are governed by statistical considerations. Thus, while most molecules of a given fatty acid, for example, may be split in a certain manner, other molecules of the same fatty acid will be split differently. A free radical can either combine with another free radical to form a stable compound, or it can initiate a [chemical] chain reaction by reacting with a stable molecule to form another free radical, et cetera, until the chain is terminated by the reaction of two free radicals to form a stable compound. These reactions continue long after the irradiation procedure. I am bringing this up to give you a rationale for the vast number of new molecules that can be formed from irradiation of a single molecular species, to say nothing of a complicated mixture such as food. Furthermore, the final number and types of new molecules formed will depend on the other molecules present in the sample. Thus, free radicals originating from fats could form new compounds with proteins, nucleic acids [DNA], and so forth.
4) Irradiated laboratory animal diets: dominant lethal studies in the mouse. Mutat Res 1981 Feb;80(2):333-45 Anderson D, Clapp MJ, Hodge MC, Weight TM. In 4 separate dominant lethal experiments groups of mice of either Charles River CD1 or Alderley Park strains were fed laboratory diets (Oakes, 41B, PRD, BP nutrition rat and mouse maintenance diet No. 1). The diets were either untreated (negative control diets) or irradiated at 1, 2.5 and 5 megarad and were freshly irradiated, or stored. The animals were fed their test diets for a period of 3 weeks prior to mating. Groups of mice given a single intraperitoneal injection of 200 mg cyclophosphamide per kg body weight served as the positive controls. Freshly irradiated PRD diet fed to male mice of both strains caused an increase in early deaths in females mated to the males in week 7 and to a lesser extent in week 4. The increase due to irradiation was small by comparison with that produced by the positive control compound. The responses for the other irradiated diets showed no significant increases in early deaths although some values for Oakes diet were high. The effect of storage was examined with PRD and BPN diet on one occasion and produced conflicting results. Thus there was some evidence that irradiated PRD diet has weak mutagenic activity in the meiotic and/or pre-meiotic phase of the spermatogenic cycle which appeared to be lessened on storage; the inclusion of such a diet in toxicological studies would therefore need to be carefully considered. PMID: 7207489 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
I suppose the easiest thing to do is just blame it all on Japan.
Lets take this news:
Radioactive leaks found at 75% of US nuke sites
and hide it under the carpet.
That level of water will inundate the pumps and generators at this facility.
Barring the dam failure, there is no way to resupply the plant with the diesel needed to keep the generators running by land.
Not sure where the tanks are right now but I sure as hell hope they thought to put them well above ground so that they can be refueled by watercraft.edit on 27-6-2011 by SFA437
Do you mean these tanks?
Many containers of fuel to power pumps were washed away after breach at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant
Event Number: 46989
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Event Date: 06/26/2011
Event Time: 10:45 [CDT]
OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO PETROLEUM RELEASE TO THE MISSOURI RIVER
“At approximately 0125 CDT, the AquaDam providing enhanced flood protection for Fort Calhoun Station Unit 1 failed. This resulted in [color=limegreen]approximately 100 gallons of petroleum being released into the river after a protective barrier was breached and many fuel containers were washed out to the river. The fuel/oil containers were staged around the facility to supply fuel for pumps which remove water within the flood containment barriers. The spill was reported to the State of Nebraska at 10:45 AM CDT on 6/26/2011.
What were these fuel containers that only 100 gallons were contained in "many?"
Were they those red plastic 5-gallon containers and were just sitting next to the pumps when the water came in?
How much water does it take to float one of these puppies over the "containment barrier" into the river? (Let's see... gas about 6.1 lbs/gal x 5 = about 30.5 lbs to float away - about 35 lbs if it was 5 gallons of diesel.)
What happened to "being prepared for any eventuality?"
17 June 2011
‘Event’ reported at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant: 'Potential flooding issue in the Intake Structure'
— “There is one penetration of concern” that could impact water pumps
Operations identified a potential flooding issue in the Intake Structure 1007 ft. 6 in. level. The area of concern is a the hole in the floor at the 1007 ft. 6 in. level where the relief valve from FP-1A discharge pipe goes through the raw pump bay and discharges into the intake cell. There is one penetration of concern. [color=limegreen]Flooding through this penetration could have impacted the ability of the station’s Raw Water (RW) pumps to perform their design accident mitigation functions.
Efforts are in progress to seal the penetration.(...)
Again with the cooling pumps... and that was ten (10) days ago.
16 June 2011
Licensee Event Report 2011-003, Revision 1, for the Fort Calhoun Station, NRC, May 16, 2011
As a result of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection conducted from January 1 to June 21, 2010, the NRC determined that Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) did not have adequate procedures to protect the intake structure and auxiliary building against external flooding events.
As a result of the penetrations not being sealed, the intake structure was vulnerable to water inflow during an extreme flooding event. This [color=limegreen]inflow had the potential to affect the operability of both trains of safety related raw water pumps (ultimate heat sink).
On February 4, 2011, an eight (8) hour report was made under 10 CFR 50.72 (b)(3)(v)(D) to the NRC Headquarters Operation Office (HOO) at 1717 CST (Event Number (EN) 46594). [color=limegreen]The report should have been made on September 9, 2009.
Only five (5) months later. It almost seem as though this facility is being run by the inmates - or there is a complete lack of pride in work across the board - nobody gives a damn and the peeps are there only to get a paycheck. That lackluster attitude might work in a car wash, but this is a nuclear facility!
An interesting document:
NRC FORM 366A (10-2010)
During identification and evaluation of flood barriers, unsealed through-wall penetrations in the outside wall of the intake, auxiliary and chemistry and radiation protection buildings were identified that are below the licensing basis flood elevation.
A summary of the root causes included:
1) a weak procedure revision process;
2) insufficient oversight of work activities associated with external flood matters;
3) ineffective identification, evaluation and resolution of performance deficiencies related to external flooding;
4) and "safe as is” mindsets [color=limegreen]relative to external flooding events.
The [color=limegreen]Fort Calhoun Station is required to be protected from flooding within the station’s licensing basis. The safety-related equipment required to mitigate the consequences of an accident were affected by these findings.
The openings could have jeopardized the ability of the safety-related equipment to perform their design basis function during an accident. Other methods of removing decay heat and mitigating the consequences of a flooding event were available.
Interesting... so the NRC indicates that there are other methods of removing decay heat.
Just what are these "other methods" that do not involve pumps powered by electricity?
And why are they not being used in Fukushima in any way?
Other headlines to peruse, if one so chooses:
27 June 2011
100% chance of reactor core damage if floodwaters went above 1010 ft. at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant, NRC said in 2010
— River now around 1,007 ft. and expected to rise
Now, that is a fearmonger headline... hmmmmmmmmm...
Another false flag to divert attention from what's really happening?
This to divert attention from:
1) The radiation that is now threatening to harm every living thing in the United States forever.
2) The dams upriver as far as Montana from Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant and Cooper Nuclear Plant about to flood.
3) The dumping of millions and millions of gallons of highly-radiated water into the Pacific Ocean by TEPCO in Japan.
4) The report of contamination 7.5 million times the legal limit in Fukushima area - and that is only what they are admitting to.
5) The fact that [color=limegreen]all the foodstuffs in the fields in North America are being radiated on a daily basis - 24 hours a day - and there is no end in sight!
6) The fact that virtually all of the land-based food and now the sea food has been radiated to some degree in Japan.
7) The fact that an area the size of Manhattan (about 17% of Japan) is now uninhabitable because of elevated radiation levels.
I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!
There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources.
Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.
via Physicians for Social Responsibility, psr.org
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tfwedit on 2/7/2011 by thorfourwinds because: ?extra DIV