posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:11 PM
'Bizarre' Cluster of Severe Birth
Defects Stuns Health Experts
, Rural Washington Area
A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state is confounding health experts, who say they can find no cause, even as
reports of new cases continue to climb.
Federal and state officials won’t say how many women in a three-county area near Yakima, Wash., have had babies with anencephaly, a heart-breaking
condition in which they’re born missing parts of the brain or skull. And they admit they haven't interviewed any of the women in question, or told
the mothers there's a potentially widespread problem.
But as of January 2013, officials with the Washington state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had counted nearly
two dozen cases in three years, a rate four times the national average.
Since then, one local genetic counselor, Susie Ball of the Central Washington Genetics Program at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, says she has
reported “eight or nine” additional cases of anencephaly and spina bifida, another birth defect in which the neural tube, which forms the brain
and spine, fails to close properly.
The birth defects are very similar to those occurring in Iraq, after the US coalition forces used depleted uranium armaments on the populations
From other sources, I've listed possible agents that were suggested ;
Hanford Nuclear Reservation Superfund Site, Benford County
Publicintegrity.org - The mess gets worse at Hanford’s
- "A scientific dispute over the cleanup of one of the most polluted sites in the country threatens to ensnare the Energy
Department’s new leadership"
"The agencies released a report last summer detailing an investigation of 27 women with pregnancies that resulted in neural tube defects in
Yakima, Franklin and Benton counties between 2010 and 2013. That included 23 cases of anencephaly, a rate of 8.4 per 10,000 live births, far higher
than the national rate of 2.1 cases per 10,000. There were three cases of spina bifida and one with encephalocele, a sac-like protrusion of the brain
through the front or back of the skull.
More on Hanford superfund site here
Another possible suspect, in my opinion a serious candidate:
Yakima Training Center, WANG firing ranges (US Army)
Possible depleted uranium in use
Yakima Memorial Hospital is in close proximity to the Yakima military firing range. The cluster of defects began in 2010 (at least were noted then)
and occur in a limited area.
Of course it could be a combination of the two. Sadly, these cases are being met with active denial by investigators, who appear to refuse to make any
connections to the firing range or nuclear dump site.