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Well, I spent three weeks following that Fukushima story doggedly... then in the end I found out three things...
1) Except for a handful of people and those that live in the area... NO ONE CARES...
2) We are still here... 1000's of nuke tests (especially near my home town) medical radiation, space radiation, CME's, cell tower radiation, microwave radiation... etc etc.. and we are STILL HERE.. and world population is increasing exponentially
3) Radiation is good for you
[color=limegreen]The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported finding elevated levels of iodine-131, a product of nuclear fission, in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The levels exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in drinking water, but EPA continues to assure the public there is no need for alarm:
Governor Corbett Says Public Water Supply Testing Finds No Risk to Public From Radioactivity Found in Rainwater
'Rainwater is not typically directly consumed,' Corbett said. 'However, people might get alarmed by making what would be an inappropriate connection from rainwater to drinking water.
By testing the drinking water, we can assure people that the water is safe.' …
When scientists speak of radiation, they speak not only of single doses but also of cumulative doses. [color=limegreen]Japan nuclear radiation has spread around the globe leaving long-lasting cumulative low-level doses of radiation.
See for example, this research from the University of Iowa showing that 'cumulative radon exposure is a significant risk factor for lung cancer in women'.
And see these studies on the health effects cumulative doses of radioactive cesium. (As I noted on March 29th, [color=limegreen]the radioactive cesium fallout from Japan already rivals Chernobyl.
And the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl).
Admittedly, the damage from huge single doses may be greater than the same cumulative dose from many small exposures. But the smaller doses can still add up.
Many studies have shown that repeated exposures to low levels of ionizing radiation from CT scans and x-rays can cause cancer. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.
Remember, the radiation from CT scans and x-rays are external emitters – the radiation emanates from outside the body.
In contrast, internal emitters keep emitting their radiation inside the body.
Therefore, the cumulative effect of multiple small doses of radiation from internal emitters could be even more dramatic, depending on the half life, metabolic pathways and other properties of the particular radioactive particle.
“Karl Morgan, who worked on the Manhattan project, later came out against the nuclear industry when he understood the danger of low levels of ionizing radiation-and he said there is no safe dose of radiation exposure,” Cabasso continued, “That means all this talk about what a worker or the public can withstand on a yearly basis is bogus. There is no safe level of radiation exposure. These so-called safe levels are coming from within the nuclear establishment.[/co”
A leaked confidential NRC document on the Japan nuclear disaster reveals the situation in Fukushima is worse than anyone expected.
Top scientists in the United States and Japan have discovered a “wide array” of “complex problems” warning that [color=limegreen]the Japan nuclear disaster could continue on indefinitely and things could start to get much, much worse at any minute.
Iodine-131 was measured in a rainwater sample taken on the roof of Etcheverry Hall on UC Berkeley campus, March 23, 2011 from 9:06-18:00 PDT. The 3 Liters of rainwater collected contained 134 Becquerels of Iodine for an average of 20.1 Becquerel per liter, which equates to 543 Picocuries per liter.
The federal drinking water limit for Iodine-131 is 3 Picocuries per liter, putting the rainwater sample at 18,100% above the federal drinking water limit.
20.1 Becquerel per liter (Bq/L) = 543 Picocuries per liter (pCi/L)
Conversion calculator here.
The federal drinking water standard for Iodine-131 is 3 pCi/L. source
[color=limegreen]]Perhaps the worse news is confirmation that radioactive fragments and particles, including the deadly Plutonium “MOX” fuel, has been shot high into the atmosphere during the hydrogen explosions.
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 EPA said in March that "while they were above the historical and background norm, the levels weren’t considered harmful to human health."
Originally posted by ShogunAssassins
reply to post by muzzleflash
You do know there is panic all through japan and people have been buying their own geiger counter's... Its pretty hard for a cover-up when people checking things themselves everyday..
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by havok
Hey muzz, good find.
Actually Emachine found it because one of her friends who is way into Solar science linked it to her. This was roughly a month or so ago. Possibly a little more.
I had posted it before in but it garnered no attention or discussion. So I decided to write all of it out and re-title it so that I could provide people a reason to actually open the thread and take a look. Also I have added many of my own statements in order to help propel Kodama into household discussion.
That is my goal here, to push Kodama to our dinner-tables.
I think my efforts have succeeded.
I am not really religious but trust me, I have been praying that I could help Prof. Kodama and maybe my prayers have been answered after all.
Thank you for supporting him and giving him a chance to explain his experiences and knowledge. He will be so happy when he finds out what is going on here. What goes around comes around, so I know that this will eventually get back to him and hopefully someone in a position of power or influence will see this and may be able to send him the additional resources/help he needs and may be able to help convince the government to take action since this is their screw up in the first place.
Every little bit counts! Don't ever forget that!
Every little bit counts!
Don't ever forget that!
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
reply to post by thorfourwinds
Greetings and thank you for the continued proof.
The fundamental problem is, when people wake up and realize what's happening, the nightmare continues. Waking up does not stop what has already happened, and continues to happen.
People have accepted what they they feel they cannot change. If they have no ability to protect themselves and those they hold dear, what purpose does waking serve?
Stopping the next accidents....there lies the need.
How people, once awake, can possibly protect themselves, if at all....there too, is the need.
All of your thoughts and counsel on this 24/7/365 nightmare continue to be appreciated.
Be well and do good things.
Originally posted by thorfourwinds
28 March 2011
EPA Monitoring Continues to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
28 March 2011
EPA: Expect More Radiation in Rainwater
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Originally posted by thorfourwinds
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
What do you think the best way would be to inform more people of the Fukushima Dai-ichi warheads/MOX/weapons productions facility that remains, to this day, continually spewing life-altering radiation 24/7/365... [color=limegreen]with no end in sight?
The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this was:
"I don't know... I wish I had an answer."
The second thing that popped into my mind was:
"Occupy Wall Street".
I envisioned the protesters with Fukushima signs. How would one steer the protesters towards rallying behind this cause along with their primary concerns. This would require someone to disseminate the information contained in your exhaustive and informative threads within the OWS movement. In my world, I see signs and banners proclaiming the ongoing (and under/un-reported) disaster flying high at every protest. But that's just me.
Sadly this site exists due to a nuclear cover up that has been ongoing since the nuclear crisis in Japan starting March 11th 2011.
(...)The way to beat the nuclear industry and their spin is to always stay united.
I know people will have some disagreements but ultimately [color=orane]if we want to save some lives its a team effort.
It might sound dramatic to talk about saving lives but make no mistake thats what all the people who make the Youtube videos, websites and selected journalists are trying to do.
[color=orane]One sick kid is one sick kid too many.
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