Posts Tagged ‘radioactive’

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Obama’s EPA is ready to radically raise the amount of radiation in our water.

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Beyond Nuclear:

Tell EPA: don’t repeat Flint! Protect our drinking water from radioactivity!
The EPA is proposing VERY high radiation levels for drinking water that can be used not only for emergency releases, but in any instance governments and regulators wish to ignore more protective standards. Added to food and other exposures, these levels will be even more dangerous to public health.

These levels can be thousands of times higher than current EPA standards. There is indication in documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that, in some cases, these allowed exposures could cause acute radiation effects, such as vomiting and fever. Clearly EPA doesn’t remember Flint, MI and how they utterly failed to protect public health, particularly health of pregnancies and children.

Further, EPA is basing its pregnancy and childhood exposure levels on nearly unobtainable reports from a scientific body that takes funding from the nuclear industry lobbying group, the NEI.
Time is short so A CALL is needed! PLEASE CALL Gina McCarthy at 202-564-4700.
Tell her it is unacceptable that EPA is ignoring their own drinking water and risk standards, which are more protective of public health, in favor of industry.
Tell her it is unacceptable that the EPA seems to be keeping from public scrutiny parts of the Protective Action Guide (PAG), such as all radionuclide levels allowed by the guide; and not providing complete documents on which the PAG is based.

Tell her it is unacceptable that EPA would base childhood exposure levels on a report from a group that takes money from industry lobbyists.

If you also wish to comment on these so-called Protective Action Guides, the DEADLINE for comments is July 25, 2016. Beyond Nuclear will be making detailed comments on EPA’s proposed levels. 

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Risks of Leukemia in Nuclear Workers More Than Double Previous Estimate

Massive study of 300,000 nuclear workers disputes nuclear industry propaganda: leukemia risk 117% higher than governments claim, low levels significant, and Linear No Threshold model confirmed.

Third, it confirms risks even at very low doses (mean = 1·1 mGy per year). Unlike the Japanese bomb survivors’ study, it observes risks at low dose rates rather than extrapolating them from high levels.

Fourth, it finds risks do not depend on dose rate thus contradicting the ICRP’s use of a Dose Rate Effectiveness Factor (DREF) which acts to reduce (by half) the ICRP’s published radiation risks…

Ionising radiation and risk of death from leukaemia and lymphoma in radiation-monitored workers (INWORKS): an international cohort study 

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USS Calhoun County sailors dumped thousands of tons of radioactive waste into ocean

Like the Mafia dumps radioactive waste into the Mediterranean, the US Navy has been dumping hot radioactive waste into the Atlantic (and likely elsewhere) for a long time.   This is impunity, arrogance, criminality, potentially another crime against humanity.  They didn’t care that their own sailors were being irradiated without protective clothing during the ops, and so this is also cold-blooded murder.

But you’re not allowed to call out the military and the government as criminals in the US of fucking A.  The military runs this banana republic, and the national media won’t state basic facts without spinning them into some gibberish.   Often these stories won’t be reported across the country at all, not if they make certain institutions look bad.

Truth be told, many thousands of high officials should be rotting in prison and accountability should be enacted here.  The health and safety of the people should rate in these decisions, but they don’t, except for the the need to hide the damage from the people and keep these crimes secret.  But there are no conspiracies in America you see.  Anyone who reports conspiracy by official actors must be crazy.  The media says so.

Only, technically, most of what comes out of DC is conspiracy: bribery, aggressive war, fraud, waste, grand theft, unconstitutional spying, violating whistleblower’s rights, environmental crimes, violating human rights, torture, murder, the list is extensive and damning when considered as a whole.  But there are no “conspiracies,” because the media says so.  “Conspiratorial thinking” is the new mental illness, the new (old) Orwellian rationale for the suppression of the truth.  They don’t commit crimes.  You must be mad.  They are in charge.

Enjoy your fish.

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The yellow dots represent the level that spurred the world’s nuclear states to ban all surface nuclear weapons testing four decades ago. 

 

Fukushima: Wave of Radiation Will Be Ten Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests.

US Government Cover-Up:

The government said it was just doing a routine “background radiation” check, but that it was really measuring the amount of “hot particles” in the Seattle area (starting at 27:00). Hot particles are inhaled and become very dangerous “internal emitters”. The government then covered up the results on the basis of “national security”.

As the Washington Department of Health noted at the time:

A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. [Seattle is in King County.] The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials.

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Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes.

Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and National Nuclear Security Administration sent low-flying helicopters over the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 to test for radiation. But they have not released the results.

 

If anyone still buys the propaganda about radiation, on how “safe” and “low” it is, of no concern to them and their children, they need to read this.

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More evidence published…

Fracking Wastewater: Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity

“It is clear that this practice of releasing wastewater without adequate treatment should be stopped in order to protect freshwater resources in areas of oil and gas development,” Vengosh said.”