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Humans Used for Radiation Experiments: A Shameful Chapter in US History

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posted on May, 4 2013 @ 12:26 PM
Military planes dropped “radiation bombs” by U.S. cities — 60 times more radioactivity than released during TMI meltdown

Source: City Watch (Los Angeles)
Author: John LaForge
Date: May 3, 2013

Humans Used for Radiation Experiments: A Shameful Chapter in US History

[...] The military even dumped radiation from planes and spread it across wide areas around and downwind of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Los Alamos, NM, and Dugway, Utah. This “systematic radiation warfare program,” conducted between 1944 and 1961, was kept secret for decades.

“Radiation bombs” thrown from USAF planes intentionally spread radiation “unknown distances” endangering the young and old alike. One such experiment doused Utah with 60 times more radiation than escaped the Three Mile Island accident, according to Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, who released a report on the program 20 years ago. [...]
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posted on May, 4 2013 @ 12:33 PM
Humans Used for Radiation Experiments: A Shameful Chapter in US History
Written by John LaForge
03 May 2013

EXPOSE REVISITED - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the declassification of top-secret studies, the “Human Radiation Experiments,” done over a period of 30 years, in which the US conducted radiation experiments on as many as 20,000 vulnerable US citizens.

Victims included civilians, prison inmates, federal workers, hospital patients, pregnant women, infants, developmentally disabled children and military personnel — most of them powerless, poor, sick, elderly or terminally ill. Eileen Welsome’s 1999 exposé The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War details “the unspeakable scientific trials that reduced thousands of men, women, and even children to nameless specimens.”

An April 17, 1947 memo by Col OG Haywood of the Army Corps of Engineers, reported by The Washington Post on Dec. 16, 1994, explained why the studies were classified: “It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humans and might have adverse effect on public opinion or result in legal suits.”

In one Vanderbilt University study, 829 pregnant women were unknowingly fed radioactive iron. In another, 188 children were given radioactive iron-laced lemonade. Detailed by a 1986 report of the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power, from 1963 to 1971, 67 inmates in Oregon and 64 prisoners in Washington had their testicles targeted with X-rays to see what doses made them sterile.

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 12:53 PM
Eileen Welsome

She received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1994 while a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune for a 3-part story titled "The Plutonium Experiment" published beginning on November 15, 1993.

She was awarded the prize for her articles about the government's human radiation experiments conducted on unwilling and unknowing Americans during the Cold War.

Welsome also has been honored by the National Headliners Association and the Associated Press and has received many awards for her writing.

In 1999, Welsome wrote the book The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War. In 2000, Welsome received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction for The Plutonium Files.

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posted on May, 4 2013 @ 01:01 PM
And yet people in this country still believe geo-engineering and 'chem-trails' are too far fetched.

It amazes me at some of the things this government does. No, not amazes; sickens. Really not much more to say. Really not surprising though, but where are all the gov-cheerleaders at in this thread?

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 04:10 PM
Chapter 2A Human Radiation Experiments

Chapter 2B - Human Radiation Experiments

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 08:01 PM
Some important reading for those concerned about the nuclear history.

My only opinion is that it has happened,nothing I can really do about it,so what the hell.
Life goes on.

Deception, Cover-up and Murder in the Nuclear Age

Have a good laugh and enjoy the time you have.

edit on 4-5-2013 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 5 2013 @ 04:48 AM
reply to post by MariaLida

S & F.

Shameful for sure but an all too common practice by governments. From radiation, to MK Ultra to Tuskegee, human experimentation seems to be their standard practice.

And as most of us know, its hardly just the US government which is involved.

For example, israel during the 1950s and 60s, radiated 100,000 Sephardic Jewish children (those of Arab descent) in an experimental treatment for ringworm:

edit on 5-5-2013 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 8 2013 @ 09:12 PM
weather its monkeys or humans this is how science evolves.

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