Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific than Flint, But No One Cares Because they’re Native American


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The news out of Flint, Michigan brought the issue of contaminated drinking water into sharp focus, as it was revealed that officials at every level—local, state and federal—knew about lead-poisoned water for months but did nothing to address the problem.

Under state-run systems like utilities and roads, poorer communities are the last to receive attention from government plagued by inefficiencies and corrupt politicians. Perhaps no group knows this better than Native Americans, who have been victimized by government for centuries.

In the western U.S., water contamination has been a way of life for many tribes. The advocacy group Clean Up The Mines! describes the situation in Navajo country, which is far worse than in Flint, Michigan.

Since the 1950s, their water has been poisoned by uranium mining to fuel the nuclear industry and the making of atomic bombs for the U.S. military. Coal mining and coal-fired power plants have added to the mix. The latest assault on Navajo water was carried out by the massive toxic spills into the Animas and San Juan rivers when the EPA recklessly attempted to address the abandoned Gold King mine.

In 2015 the Gold King Mine spill was a wake-up call to address dangers of abandoned mines, but there are currently more than 15,000 toxic uranium mines that remain abandoned throughout the US,” said Charmaine White Face from the South Dakota based organization Defenders of the Black Hills. “For more than 50 years, many of these hazardous sites have been contaminating the land, air, water, and national monuments such as Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. Each one of these thousands of abandoned uranium mines is a potential Gold King mine disaster with the greater added threat of radioactive pollution. For the sake of our health, air, land, and water, we can’t let that happen.

There is no comprehensive law requiring cleanup of abandoned uranium mines, meaning corporations and government can walk away from them after exploiting their resources. 75 percent of abandoned uranium mines are on federal and Tribal lands.

Leona Morgan of Diné No Nukes points out one example: “The United Nuclear Corporation mill tailings spill of 1979, north of Churchrock, New Mexico left an immense amount of radioactive contamination that down-streamers, today, are currently receiving in their drinking water. A mostly-Navajo community in Sanders, Arizona has been exposed to twice the legal limit allowable for uranium through their tap.

Last week, Diné No Nukes participated in protests in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of past and ongoing contamination of water supplies in the west, which disproportionately affects Indian country.

“The delegation is warning of the toxic legacy caused by more than 15,000 AUMs nationwide, extreme water contamination, surface strip coal mining and power plants burning coal-laced with radioactive particles, radioactive waste from oil well drilling in the Bakken Oil Range, mill tailings, waste storage, and renewed mining threats to sacred places such as Mt. Taylor in New Mexico and Red Butte in Arizona.”

These uranium mines cause radioactive contamination, and as a result all the residents in their vicinity are becoming nuclear radiation victims,” said Petuuche Gilbert of the Laguna Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment, the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment and Indigenous World Association. “New Mexico and the federal government have provided little funding for widespread clean up and only occasionally are old mines remediated.  The governments of New Mexico and the United States have a duty to clean up these radioactive mines and mills and, furthermore, to perform health studies to determine the effects of radioactive poisoning. The MASE and LACSE organizations oppose new uranium mining and demand legacy uranium mines to be cleaned up,” said Mr. Gilbert.

Politicians continue to take advantage of Native Americans, making deals with mining companies that would continue polluting their water supplies. Senator John McCain sneaked a resolution into the last defense bill which gave land to Resolution Copper. Their planned copper mining would poison waters that Apaches rely on and would desecrate the ceremonial grounds at Oak Flat.

While EPA and local officials have been forced to address the poisoned water in Flint, the contamination of Indian country water supplies continues. A bill called the Uranium Exploration and Mining Accountability Act, introduced by Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva, has languished in Congress for two years.
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/navajo-water-supply-horrific-flint-cares-native-american/#w4lVpGDvRqLXXxWQ.99

St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare w/ Helen Caldicott & MORE (Nuclear Hotseat #244)


A full-length NUCLEAR HOTSEAT SPECIAL report on the St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare – Atoms Next Door symposium. World War II-era highly radioactive weapons manufacturing waste illegally buried in a flood plain of the Missouri River. It has been invisibly poisoning residents for over 40 years, resulting in cancer clusters, brain tumors in children, autoimmune diseases and more. St. Louis Community College in Wildwood sponsored the event. Dr. Helen Caldicott flew in from Australia to be keynote speaker; Bob Alvarez, nuclear workers advocate Denise Brock, and revered Missouri environmentalist Kay Drey (DRY) addressed an overflow audience of more than 300 people and livestream viewers from around the world, including Nuclear Hotseat listeners from Wales, Ireland, France, and New Zealand.

FEATURED INTERVIEWS WITH: Dr. Helen Caldicott, Bob Alvarez (article links: http://tinyurl.com/zjhcrf9 ) and http://tinyurl.com/phoabd5 , Coldwater Creek veteran Mary Oscko, and Christen Commuso, photographer of Humans of West Lake. PLUS: Pre- and Post-Symposium talks with audience members to get their take on their knowledge, what drew them to the event, and their feelings once it ended.

Link to Livestream of Entire “Atoms Next Door” Symposium: http://tinyurl.com/hpr9prj (speakers begin twenty minutes after banner intro – I set the link to bring you directly to the beginning).

Listen to the conversations as a donated Teamsters van filled with anti-nuclear activists tours Laddy Avenue, the Airport site, Coldwater Creek, St. Cyn Park, the Bridgeton Landfill and West Lake Landfill. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Kay Drey, Byron DeLear, Dawn Chapman, and Karen Nickel

Nuclear Hotseat #244: SPECIAL – Atoms Next Door: St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare w/Dr. Caldicott, Bob Alvarez, West Lake Moms http://tinyurl.com/zgtvlw2

Here is my St. Louis, Coldwater Creek, West Lake Landfill Radioactive Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/om33588

Easter in RadChick’s Garden (Iris flower Mutations)


Conjoined specimen of “Giant Purple Iris” – ‘Neomarica caerulea’ – after heavy rains in Central Florida. Conjoining is always from radiation exposure. Whether due to genomic instability or recent origin can not be determined without genetic testing of plant itself, by a major lab or university that has equipment and funding to asses this properly. Could be cosmic, could be nuclear, or could be inherent in plants DNA. Also could be something that is in the soil of the pot it was grown in. The other bloom on this bract is mutated as well. As beautiful and unusual as this specimen is, if its happening in the plants, it is happening in the people. We know this from Dr Muller’s fruit fly studies in the 1920’s, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize almost half a century later. Study his work carefully: https://news.utexas.edu/2010/01/19/he…

Spaceweather.com is selling nuked seeds for $50 bucks a packet… don’t waste your money, just take a walk in any garden, you will find something. Archive of stories March 27th, 2016 http://spaceweather.com/

30 min segment of interview I did with Leuren Moret about Mutations from TMI to Chernobyl to Fukushima 3 YEARS AGO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-86q…

Leuren Moret’s website: http://www.leurenmoret.info/

The late Dr Ernest Sternglass also proved in 2003 that nuclear plants were profoundly affecting – and causing cancer – in children in Florida, by analysis of strontium levels in baby teeth. Those children whose teeth were studied, provided they are still alive, are now having children of their own. There has been a tremendous *Force Multiplier* introduced from the fallout from Fukushima, with Melbourne FL having fallout rates as high as Fukushima itself for Iodine-131. The 2000 other isotopes released? Well, they didn’t really check for all those…except during political conventions to see if it was in the food the politicians were eating:
http://enenews.com/emergency-govt-net…

Sternglass’s 2003 Baby Tooth Study – Florida: http://radiation.org/spotlight/florid…

Newly released data shows Florida hit with highest level of radioactive material from Fukushima measured anywhere in world outside Japan — #1 out of more than 1,500 test results — Total radioactive iodine was up to 500% of amount reported: http://enenews.com/newly-released-dat…

Florida radiation measured in Melbourne, and in CITRUS in 2014 – several links: http://enenews.com/?s=florida

Mutations discovered by vet during necropsies, and widespread (Montana):
http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/ma…

Coincidentally, massive leak at Turkey Point NPP S Florida/Miami:
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/03/22/…

**We need a new Baby Tooth Study
for the entire Northern Hemisphere**

More on the Giant Purple Iris, which is native to Brazil:
https://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/p-157…

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“It’s not nice to nuke Mother Nature.”

Twitter: RadChick4Cast

RadChick on Facebook:
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https://www.facebook.com/Mutation-Wat…

Wigner Effect/Airline Anomalies Post Fukushima:
https://www.facebook.com/Airline-Anom…

NEW “The Wigner Effect” Full Interview w/ Leuren Moret, enhanced version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTL8D…

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5 Years of Fukushima ~ RadChick


image source: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-midwestern-pilots-who-risk-their-lives-to-change-the-weather
The view from Steffany Royal’s Piper Seneca of a gathering singlecell thunderstorm. It produced hail the size of baseballs. (Photo: Steffany Royal)

Re: interview request from RT channel

I am publishing the email I sent in its entirety to Russia Today on March 10th, in response to an interview request, which I accepted. I was told by the producer at noon today that I would not be appearing on the program due to time constraints, but that they would try to incorporate some of my email into an article they were putting together. Well, in case they don’t, here it is.

To: Obmanets Alexandra

TeamRadEye

Stay Safe Everyone. It has been one hell of a ride ~ RC

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Fukushima 5: Personal Message from RadChick {Pls listen & share}


Note: Long time readers will remember RadChick’s (Christina Consuelo) work from 2011-2012 exposing the dangers behind the  on-going Fukushima crisis. Since then, we haven’t heard much from her because she’s been dealing with serious health issues. In late 2015 she published 10 video’s on the Wigner Effect with Leuren Moret, covering radiations effects on increasing airline anomaly’s and health problems with pilots and airline attendants. This series is very well done and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED listening.

Link: MAYDAY: The Wigner Effect in Aviation Anomalies

For ease of convenience, newly published The Wigner Effect #11 & #12 are posted at the bottom, below the links.

Here, among other things, she exposes Hillary Clinton’s emails to friends and colleagues during the Fukushima disaster, with instructions on avoiding radiation contamination from fallout. Yet the State Dept. told the American public Fukushima posed no threat to public health.

In this video, I was saddened to learn Christina is suffering from life threatening illness and am asking readers to send her healing waves of love and light, and visualize her in perfect health NOW.  Please share, share, share…

Have a blessed week, mahalo nui!

Annette

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Feel free to remix.

My “5 years of Fukushima” article, with full email to RT:
https://radchickblog.wordpress.com/20…

Hillary Clinton’s emails about Fukushima:
Nuke Pro: Hillary Clinton’s Emails About Fukushima — And Then A Black Out As She Goes to Japan to Support US Nuke Cartelhttp://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/…

Leuren Moret’s Website:
http://leurenmoret.info/waves/hidden-…

RadChick’s articles on WordPress:
https://radchickblog.wordpress.com/

RadChick’s You Tube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_6…

The Wigner Effect w/ Leuren Moret playlist (seg 11 & 12 are new)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

Important article re: From Cells to Soldiers:
https://radchickblog.wordpress.com/20…

From Cells to Soldiers (video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meOaJ…

Flying thru Fallout (sick celebs) playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

RT’s Fukushima 5 year update that aired today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqlPb…

There is no ‘safe’ exposure to radiation:
http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?r…

Chicago Tribune article shown in video:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-wp-…

Not a single mention of US sailors and soldiers harmed by Operation Tomodachi:
https://radchickblog.wordpress.com/20…

Obama’s Rose Garden Speech about Fukushima:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=095dq…

RadChick’s page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RadChick-Rad…

Paypal donations greatly appreciated:
PayPal.Me/radchick

RIP Charlie McGrath
http://www.wideawakenews.com/

The last 3 shows I did with Charlie:
RadChick & Charlie McGrath: Cannabis & Rads (1 of 3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N74JZ…

RadChick & McGrath: Sick Celebs & Crashing Planes (2 of 3):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C54LX…

RadChick & McGrath: Rads affecting Mental Function (3 of 3):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw119…

Wigner11: War Against Humanity
Published on Mar 10, 2016
*Special Release for the 5 year Anniversary of Fukushima Accident, includes previously unheard audio, and video. Enjoy.
Please sub my new channel TeamRadEye:

Wigner12: The End
Published on Mar 10, 2016
*Special Release for the 5 year Anniversary of Fukushima Accident, includes previously unheard audio, and video

Nuked Radio Special with Leuren Moret & Laurens Battis
Program recorded Sept 14th, 2014

Is Fukushima Radiation Causing Problems with
Aircraft & Infrastructure? Segment 11 of 12

All segments will be on this playlist as uploaded:

The Wigner Effect/Leuren Moret

Leuren Moret: Global Nuclear Coverup:
http://www.leurenmoret.info/

*Feel free to copy and post on your channels, you tube will not allow remix option*

“No copyright is claimed in this broadcast or video, and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed, I assert that such alleged infringement is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright laws. If you believe material has been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact the poster.”

Footage used from the following videos:
to be completed later.

Dionysiac on Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/dionysiac/iota…

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 12, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


http://GeoengineeringWatch.org
TO READ OR POST COMMENTS ON THIS VIDEO, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE ARTICLE http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ge…
I just made a trip to the California State capital to distribute boxes of geoengineering awareness materials (magazine copies, commercial DVDs, and color glossy flyers) to every office of every representative and senator. I also distributed to every committee, this is the sixth time I have done this. Those at the capital now know about climate engineering, and they now know we know they know. On the 5th anniversary of the catastrophic Japanese quake, how many Americans have completely forgotten about Fukushima? How many Americans have assumed that everything is now under control regarding the nuclear accident that occurred on that fateful day 5 years ago?  Such a conclusion could not be further from the truth. In fact, the situation at Fukushima is worse than ever. “Tepco” (the company that owns the Fukushima nuclear power plant) and the Japanese government knew on day one there were total meltdowns occurring in multiple reactors, they did everything they could to hide the truth. The real truth about Fukushima is this, the technology to deal with this catastrophe does not even exist, and we are building dozens more nuclear plants right now. Governments around the globe and the agencies they control are tasked with hiding countless converging catastrophes that are closing in from every side. How does the story end? What will be our individual parts in the play? Will we sit passively by and tell ourselves someone somewhere is watching the horizon and thus watching out for our welfare? Or we will accept the fact that such a notion is a total delusion? We must focus on the following fact, from nuclear meltdown to climate engineering,  if the current course of certain suicide for planet Earth and the human race is to be changed, it is up to us. All of us. On the current trajectory the sand in the hourglass is running out rapidly, what will you do to help in the battle to alter the outcome before it is carved in stone?
https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigingt

WEST COAST FISHERIES DISASTER


Fukushima continues to be ignored as the cause of the Destruction of Our Planet. http://www.FukushimaRadiation.Info
http://www.BPearthWatch.Com
http://www.ENENEWS.Com

The Looming Environmental Disaster In Missouri That Nobody Is Talking About ~ ZeroHedge


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Since we first highlighted the potential for a “catastrophic event” in Missouri three months ago, there has been little mainstream media coverage. However, as Claire Bernish via TheAntiMedia.org notes, residents near the smoldering fill have expressed increasing frustration with the quarreling agencies offering few answers for an increasing number of health issues, like asthma. For now, it’s startlingly apparent no one knows exactly what’s happening with the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills – though the smoldering below the surface doesn’t cease and floodwaters continue to rise.

What happens when radioactive byproduct from the Manhattan Project comes into contact with an “underground fire” at a landfill? Surprisingly, no one actually knows for sure; but residents of Bridgeton, Missouri, near the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills — just northwest of the St. Louis International Airport — may find out sooner than they’d like.

 

And that conundrum isn’t the only issue for the area. Contradicting reports from both the government and the landfill’s responsible parties, radioactive contamination is actively leaching into the surrounding populated area from the West Lake site — and likely has been for the past 42 years.

 

In order to grasp this startling confluence of circumstances, it’s important to understand the history of these sites. Pertinent information either hasn’t been forthcoming or is muddied by disputes among the various government agencies and companies that should be held accountable for keeping area residents safe.

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West Lake Landfill was placed on the National Priorities List in 1990, giving the Environmental Protection Agency regulatory authority through its designation as a Superfund site. However, the area wasn’t a planned radioactive waste storage site. Uranium processing residue leftover from the World War II-era Manhattan Project was originally dumped there, illegally, by a contractor for former uranium processing company and General Atomics affiliate, Cotter Corporation in 1973.

Cotter, Republic Services subsidiaries Bridgeton Landfill LLC and Rock Road Industries LLC, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy are “potentially responsible parties” for West Lake under Superfund guidelines. Power company Exelon Corporation, which owned Cotter from 1974 until 2000, “agreed to retain certain financial obligations relating to environmental claims arising from past Cotter actions, including those at West Lake,”reported St. Louis Public Radio journalist, Véronique LaCapra, who has extensively covered this mess. Bridgeton Landfill falls under the regulatory control of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and is owned and managed by Republic Services subsidiary, Bridgeton Landfill LLC.

Unfortunately, though at least 100,000 tons of nuclear weapons-related residue made their way to West Lake, the exact physical boundaries marking the location of this radioactive waste remain unknown to this day. In fact, because of the ongoing subsurface “fire” at the Bridgeton Landfill, the EPA began conducting tests, which in March 2014 detected the presence of radioactive material further south than it expected — 100 feet inside the bounds of the Bridgeton fill. According to Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., Robert Alvarez, in a 2013 report investigating the West Lake site:

“Of significance is the fact that the largest estimated amount of thorium-230, a long-lived, highly radiotoxic element is present at West Lake — more than any other U.S. weapons storage or disposal site. Soil concentrations of radium-226 and thorium-230 are substantially greater than mill tailing waste.The waste residues from the Mallinckrodt [Chemical Works uranium processing] site were found to contain the largest concentration of thorium-230 from any single source in the United States and possibly the world. Thorium-230 concentrations were found to be some 25,000 times greater than its natural isotopic abundance. […]

 

“Given these circumstances, the West Lake Landfill would violate all federal legal requirements, established over 30 years ago, for licensing of a radioactive waste disposal site.”

Though the EPA promised results of testing to determine the physical extent of the makeshift nuclear disposal site would be reported by November or December, according to its site, those determinations won’t be available until early spring 2016. In the interim, a small brush fire near West Lake on October 24 prompted the EPA to order the responsible parties to implement a specific prevention work plan on December 9, due to concerns radiologically impacted material (RIM) — present in surrounding trees and vegetation — could catch fire and thus migrate from the area. In the Endangerment Determination section of the report, the EPA stated:

“The actual release or threatened release of hazardous substances at and from the Site, if not addressed by implementing the [specified steps] in this Action Memorandum, may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, or welfare, and the environment.”

Later that month, torrential rains brought what is now being described as ongoing historic flooding to the area — and with it, yet another set of problems and controversy to West Lake Landfill and the people of Bridgeton and nearby Coldwater Creek.

On Dec 30, a peer-reviewed study, published in the Journal for Environmental Radioactivity, disclosed a startling fact about West Lake: radiological contamination has, indeed, seeped outside the already vague boundaries of the site. According to the study:

“Analysis of 287 soil, sediment, and house dust samples collected in a 200 km2 [77.2 mi2] zone in northern St. Louis County, Missouri, establish that offsite migration of radiological contaminants from Manhattan Project-era uranium processing wastes has occurred in this populated area.

In fact, nearly half the samples were found to have concentrations of Lead-210 above the acceptable limits established by the U.S. Department of Energy in managing the uranium plant in Fernald, Ohio, which stored the same Manhattan Project-era wastes. The samples “are consistent with water and radon gas releases” from landfill sites employed for storage of such legacy uranium. Alvarez, who wrote the previously-mentioned report in 2013 and who co-authored this study, stated in an interview Tuesday,

“The stuff we’re talking about at West Lake is hotter than what you would find in a typical uranium mill tailings operation.”

As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has previously explained, West Lake Landfill emits radon gas because of the radium, thorium, uranium, and other radioactive substances in the decay series. This radon gas decays into Lead-210, a solid particulate — which is the substance the study investigated — once it drifts from the site. Because the Lead-210 detected in the samples “showed distinctive secular disequilibrium among uranium and its progeny indicative of uranium ore processing wastes” — in other words, distinguishable from naturally-occurring uranium — “this is strong evidence that the Lead-210 originated by decay of short-lived, fugitive radon gas that escaped the landfill.”

As journalist Byron DeLear noted in the Examiner, “It’s important to recognize that the radon daughters, Lead-210, Polonium, Bismuth, etc., are what makes radon exposure the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Earlier this week, as rain inundated the area, several stills and videos uploaded to the West Lake Landfill Facebook page evidenced spontaneous, active runoff waterfalls flowing directly from areas designated radioactive, collecting in pools, traveling in drainage ditches to streams and creeks — and ultimately, pouring into the now epically-flooded Missouri River.“How could anyone make the argument that RIM is not leaving that site?” State Rep. Bill Otto asked rhetorically after viewing the footage. But EPA spokesperson, Angela Brees, did exactly that, saying — despite strikingly plain evidence to the contrary — the runoff rainwater “came from within the Bridgeton Landfill.”

There is, of course, yet another aspect to this radioactive tangle: the ongoing subsurface fire at Bridgeton Landfill, West Lake’s all-too-immediate neighbor.

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Technically, what is occurring isn’t a typical fire with thick, black smoke and flames; rather, “it is a self-sustaining, high-temperature reaction that consumes waste underground, producing rapid ‘settlement’ of the landfill’s surface.”

Bridgeton Landfill LLC alerted MDNR on Dec. 23, 2010, that it discovered high levels of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, low levels of methane, as well as elevated temperatures from several gas extraction wells in the area of the fill known as the south quarry — all indicators of a chemical reaction known as a “subsurface smoldering event” or “underground fire.”

Todd Thalhammer, a landfill fire consultant with the state of Missouri, explained there are several characteristics to determine the presence of an ongoing subsurface fire, including underground temperatures in excess of 170°F and substantial settlement of the land in a short time period. At Bridgeton, an event Thalhammer described as both “catastrophic” and “preventable,”  temperatures have been recorded over 300°F, and Republic Services stated the hottest area of the fire is settling at a rate of two to three feet per month. Though it would be impossible to determine the exact cause of this fire, often, such events occur if oxygen manages to permeate below the surface should underground gases be vented too rapidly.

Residents in Bridgeton and nearby Coldwater Creek noticed unusually strong fumes from the fill beginning in early spring 2012, for which MDNR began more frequent monitoring. Though unsafe levels of certain compounds are occasionally indicated, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recommends“that during periods of objectionable odor, sensitive individuals should stay indoors as much as possible …”

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Of greater urgency for many, partly due to a number of unknowns, concerns the increasing likelihood the subsurface fire will reach and ignite the nuclear weapons-waste material.

As of May 2013, Republic estimated the fire to be only 1,200 feet from the radioactive waste, but this contradicted Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s determination the same month that the distance measured just 1,000 feet. Of course, until the bounds of the radioactive waste are thoroughly mapped, it’s impossible to determine an accurate distance — but, as mentioned above, the EPA found evidence that waste extended 100 feet into the landfill, which would make that distance a mere 900 feet.

In September, Koster released nine reports about the West Lake and Bridgeton maelstrom. In one of those reports, landfill fire expert Tony Sperling explained the subsurface fire had “unequivocally” gone beyond two gas interceptor wells designed to halt its progress, and with “the reaction moving closer to the North Quarry there exists only a very limited window to take further action to prevent [the underground fire] from once again escalating out of control and causing additional hardship on the community of Bridgeton.”

Sperling inexplicably backed down from the emphatic statement in a deposition in October, but his original assertion certainly raised the level of concern. Republic continues to contest claims the fire isn’t contained within the south quarry, and says temperatures have stabilized in the so-called ‘neck’ area running between the landfill and the nuclear waste fill.

All of this depends on the rate at which the underground reaction is advancing, which, unsurprisingly, is also an open question.

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In June 2013, the MDNR commissioned a report that found the fire had slowed its advancement from a rate of three feet per day to around one to two feet per day. Then, in March 2014, a spokesperson for Republic said the rate had slowed to a mere six inches per month, though MDNR did not corroborate, except to agree — based on the company’s temperature evaluation along with physical observations by Bridgeton Landfill — the subsurface fire had “slowed substantially.”

However, Sperling’s report last month claimed drastically accelerated figures, stating the fire had spread north into the neck area of the site, while the reaction in the south quarry sped along at around 150 to 300 feet per month, or five to ten feet per day. If the smoldering reaction were to advance into the north quarry at a similar rate, “high temperatures from the reaction could conceivably reach [the radioactive waste area] in 3 to 6 months.” Sperling’s report came out in September.

The EPA disputes all the findings in Koster’s reports, saying the agency “completely disagrees” and hasn’t found evidence to support claims the fire is nearing the radioactive fill at all.

In order to better understand what would happen should the subsurface fire actually reach the radioactive waste, in 2014, Kansas City Region 7 EPA asked officials from the EPA in Cincinnati to review a report prepared by contractor Engineering Management Support, Inc. In March of that year, the Cincinnati EPA published its analysis, which agreed heat from the reaction would not make the waste more or less radioactive, nor would it explode on its own; however, due to possible unknown substances mixed with the radiological materials, the potential for explosion does exist.

Second, in 2008, the EPA released its Record of Decision, which proposed a “cap” of clay, rock, and soil to constrain the weapons-waste to the West Lake site. Though capping hasn’t begun, it now appears such a cap would be adversely affected by heat generated from the subsurface reaction — thus cracking and releasing radon gas, steam, and radioactive dust.

Further, the constant heat generation could increase pressure below the surface under the cap and force the release of radon gas — which, if only inspected once a year, could avoid detection for months. Also, should the fire continue consuming radioactive waste long-term, area residents would be exposed to unsafe levels of radon gas. Further still, liquid building up below the surface could evacuate radon gas and other radioactive contaminants into groundwater supply.

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Residents near the smoldering fill have expressed increasing frustration with the quarreling agencies offering few answers for an increasing number of health issues, like asthma. Meanwhile, a group of residents in Coldwater Creek, nearer the West Lake site, filed a class action lawsuit against Mallinckrodt, the original handler of the nuclear waste material, claiming there have been an astonishing 2,700 cancer cases clustered around the creek — including a number of rare cases of appendix cancer. Even fully testing the creek for radioactive materials will take years to complete.

By its very nature, this incredibly complex and interwoven morass makes solutions difficult and laboriously slow in coming. Theoretical fixes that could apply to, say, containing radioactive materials to the West Lake site, might have negative consequences should the long-smoldering subsurface reaction come into play. Inaction in containing the subsurface fire, in the hope of definitively locating bounds of radioactive waste, have meant further advancement of that very fire in the meantime. With so many unknowns, St. Louis County issued an emergency plan in 2014 “to save lives in the event of a catastrophic event at the West Lake Landfill” — which, though well-intentioned, did nothing to calm nervous residents in the area.

For now, it’s startlingly apparent no one knows exactly what’s happening with the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills — though the smoldering below the surface doesn’t cease and floodwaters continue to rise.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-03/looming-environmental-disaster-missouri-nobody-talking-about

Radioactive Water Confirmed in St. Louis Water update 10/29/15


Pay close attention to all these things she is saying. I wish she were wearing more protective gear.
Radioactive Materials Confirmed in St. Louis Groundwater https://youtu.be/yN4FvHZtksM Infowars reporter Lee Ann McAdoo is at the radioactive waste site in St. Louis exposing the lies pushed by the EPA on a community of citizens that are suffering with cancer numbers reaching alarming rates. On top of it all the EPA has now admitted that uranium and radium is leaking into the groundwater.
Health Consultation An Evaluation of Radiation in Groundwater and Air http://www3.epa.gov/region07/cleanup/… or Here if that link gets broken: http://tinyurl.com/pdrbhdv Thank you to Blitz just Blitz for the info link and comment She is on to something about the migration of radionuclides into the water intake systems. The “unspoken Word”, it seems in the report. They only seem to mention the direction its flowing, but not the location of the fresh water intake. ( NW at 415 to 475 feet ASL ) Page 11 in the report, saying it will take 57 years to reach the Missouri river…. at 137 feet per year… I think someone else should check those figures, to be honest.
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Big Pharma’s Ties To Radioactive Waste Exposed https://youtu.be/bRqyIMS0ba0 Mallinckrodt pharmaceuticals
check out their web site here: It REALLY makes you think! http://www.mallinckrodt.com/
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The Real Nuclear Family Revealed https://youtu.be/AFmU_OufhgY Infowars reporter Lee Ann McAdoo talks to a victim of the radiation in St. Louis who has lost family members from the nuclear waste stored throughout the city. This issue however is not solely a characteristic of St. Louis, these sites are all over the country and have been linked to a rise in cancer rates.
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Alex Jones Turns His Back on St Louis Nuclear Victims https://youtu.be/6_rMBeUpBwE
Alex Jones Turns His Back On St Louis Nuclear Victims
Why did a man who knows better tell people sunshine will cause Geiger counters to double their readings . https://youtu.be/Dmh69ADDZVk
Radioactive Leak & St. Louis MO Cancer Cluster update 10/18/15 https://youtu.be/ZICOTNBnFc0
St. Louis Now A Radioactive Waste Disaster. https://youtu.be/pqdEGMaHXag
My playlist of this St. Louis Radioactive Dump Disaster:
http://tinyurl.com/om33588
“Smoldering Fire” Sparks Nuclear Emergency Fears in St Louis MO (Rense) https://youtu.be/Obm36T56JHE?list=PLX…

CANCER CLUSTERS AROUND ST. LOUIS, MO:
Coldwater Creek Facts http://www.coldwatercreekfacts.com/

Mallinckrodt Chemical Works began processing the original Belgian Congo Uranium (U235) in 1942 for the first atomic bomb at its downtown St. Louis location (SLDS). By the mid 1940’s, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works had run out of space and began to ship the radioactive waste offsite, to an underpopulated area, north of St. Louis. The offsite storage was located at the Hazelwood Interim Storage Site (HISS) on Latty Avenue and also at the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS). Radioactive materials were stored in bulk, on the ground, open to the elements, and unattended next to Coldwater Creek until the 1970’s. Coldwater Creek runs throughout North St. Louis County and is a tributary for the Missouri River.

Through wind, rain, flooding, and groundwater, Coldwater Creek was contaminated, providing radioactive material a mode of transportation. The area the radioactive material was stored on surrounding the creek consists of porous material and is riddled with underground interconnecting caves, rivers, springs and groundwater tables.

From the 1950’s to 1970’s there was a significant population boom in St. Louis County. With the population growth, there was a flurry of construction activity, building new subdivisions and supporting businesses. Construction grading disturbed the radioactive materials, effectively redistributing the contamination throughout all of North St. Louis County, much like spreading icing on a cake.

Our community has been chronically exposed to ionizing radiation for decades through inhalation and ingestion

Today, the government has acknowledged contamination occurred and is working to clean up the area through a program called FUSRAP (Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program).

View the Record of Decision http://tinyurl.com/o9frkhp

I’ve sent my personal geiger counter to a friend in St. Louis to do live readings. It’s an inspector alert calibrated to Cesium-137.

What’s Really Going On At Fukushima? ~ ZeroHedge


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Submitted by Robert Hunziker via CounterPunch.org,

Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space.

Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.

Tens of thousands of Fukushima residents remain in temporary housing more than four years after the horrific disaster of March 2011. Some areas on the outskirts of Fukushima have officially reopened to former residents, but many of those former residents are reluctant to return home because of widespread distrust of government claims that it is okay and safe.

Part of this reluctance has to do with radiation’s symptoms. It is insidious because it cannot be detected by human senses. People are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, or hear, touch or smell it (Caldicott). Not only that, it slowly accumulates over time in a dastardly fashion that serves to hide its effects until it is too late.

Chernobyl’s Destruction Mirrors Fukushima’s Future

As an example of how media fails to deal with disaster blowback, here are some Chernobyl facts that have not received enough widespread news coverage: Over one million (1,000,000) people have already died from Chernobyl’s fallout.

Additionally, the Rechitsa Orphanage in Belarus has been caring for a very large population of deathly sick and deformed children. Children are 10 to 20 times more sensitive to radiation than adults.

Zhuravichi Children’s Home is another institution, among many, for the Chernobyl-stricken: “The home is hidden deep in the countryside and, even today, the majority of people in Belarus are not aware of the existence of such institutions” (Source: Chernobyl Children’s Project-UK).

One million (1,000,000) is a lot of dead people. But, how many more will die? Approximately seven million (7,000,000) people in the Chernobyl vicinity were hit with one of the most potent exposures to radiation in the history of the Atomic Age.

The exclusion zone around Chernobyl is known as “Death Valley.” It has been increased from 30 to 70 square kilometres. No humans will ever be able to live in the zone again. It is a permanent “dead zone.”

Additionally, over 25,000 died and 70,000 disabled because of exposure to extremely dangerous levels of radiation in order to help contain Chernobyl. Twenty percent of those deaths were suicides, as the slow agonizing “death march of radiation exposure” was too much to endure.

Fukushima- The Real Story

In late 2014, Helen Caldicott, M.D. gave a speech about Fukushima at Seattle Town Hall (9/28/14). Pirate Television recorded her speech; here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qX-YU4nq-g

Dr. Helen Caldicott is co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and she is author/editor of Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, The New Press, September 2014. For over four decades Dr. Caldicott has been the embodiment of the anti-nuclear banner, and as such, many people around the world classify her as a “national treasure”. She’s truthful and honest and knowledgeable.

Fukushima is literally a time bomb in quiescence. Another powerful quake and all hell could break loose. Also, it is not even close to being under control. Rather, it is totally out of control. According to Dr. Caldicott, “It’s still possible that Tokyo may have to be evacuated, depending upon how things go.” Imagine that!

According to Japan Times as of March 11, 2015: “There have been quite a few accidents and problems at the Fukushima plant in the past year, and we need to face the reality that they are causing anxiety and anger among people in Fukushima, as explained by Shunichi Tanaka at the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Furthermore, Mr. Tanaka said, there are numerous risks that could cause various accidents and problems.”

Even more ominously, Seiichi Mizuno, a former member of Japan’s House of Councillors (Upper House of Parliament, 1995-2001) in March 2015 said: “The biggest problem is the melt-through of reactor cores… We have groundwater contamination… The idea that the contaminated water is somehow blocked in the harbor is especially absurd. It is leaking directly into the ocean. There’s evidence of more than 40 known hotspot areas where extremely contaminated water is flowing directly into the ocean… We face huge problems with no prospect of solution.” (Source: Nuclear Hotseat #194: Fukushima 4th Anniversary – Voices from Japan, March 10, 2015, http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/2468/)

At Fukushima, each reactor required one million gallons of water per minute for cooling, but when the tsunami hit, the backup diesel generators were drowned. Units 1, 2, and 3 had meltdowns within days. There were four hydrogen explosions. Thereafter, the melting cores burrowed into the container vessels, maybe into the earth.

According to Dr. Caldicott, “One hundred tons of terribly hot radioactive lava has already gone into the earth or somewhere within the container vessels, which are all cracked and broken.” Nobody really knows for sure where the hot radioactive lava resides. The scary unanswered question: Is it the China Syndrome?

Following the meltdown, the Japanese government did not inform people of the ambient levels of radiation that blew back onto the island. Unfortunately and mistakenly, people fled away from the reactors to the highest radiation levels on the island at the time.

As the disaster happened, enormous levels of radiation hit Tokyo. The highest radiation detected in the Tokyo Metro area was in Saitama with cesium radiation levels detected at 919,000 becquerel (Bq) per square meter, a level almost twice as high as Chernobyl’s “permanent dead zone evacuation limit of 500,000 Bq” (source: Radiation Defense Project). For that reason, Dr. Caldicott strongly advises against travel to Japan and recommends avoiding Japanese food.

Even so, post the Fukushima disaster, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an agreement with Japan that the U.S. would continue importing Japanese foodstuff. Therefore, Dr. Caldicott suggests people not vote for Hillary Clinton. One reckless dangerous precedent is enough for her.

According to Arnie Gundersen, an energy advisor with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, as reported in The Canadian on August 15, 2011: “The US government has come up with a decision at the highest levels of the State Department, as well as other departments who made a decision to downplay Fukushima. In April, the month after the powerful tsunami and earthquake crippled Japan including its nuclear power plant, Hillary Clinton signed a pact with Japan that she agreed there is no problem with Japanese food supply and we will continue to buy them. So, we are not sampling food coming in from Japan.”

However, in stark contrast to the United States, in Europe Angela Merkel, PhD physics, University of Leipzig and current chancellor of Germany is shutting down all nuclear reactors because of Fukushima.

Maybe an advanced degree in physics makes the difference in how a leader approaches the nuclear power issue. It certainly looks that way when comparing/contrasting the two pantsuit-wearing leaders, Chancellor Merkel and former secretary of state Clinton.

After the Fukushima blow up, ambient levels of radiation in Washington State went up 40,000 times above normal, but according to Dr. Caldicott, the U.S. media does not cover the “ongoing Fukushima mess.” So, who would really know?

Dr. Caldicott ended her speech on Sept. 2014 by saying: “In Fukushima, it is not over. Everyday, four hundred tons of highly radioactive water pours into the Pacific and heads towards the U.S. Because the radiation accumulates in fish, we get that too. The U.S. government is not testing the water, not testing the fish, and not testing the ambient air. Also, people in Japan are eating radiation every day.”

Furthermore, according to Dr. Caldicott: “Rainwater washes over the nuclear cores into the Pacific. There is no way they can get to those cores, men die, robots get fried. Fukushima will never be solved. Meanwhile, people are still living in highly radioactive areas.”

Fukushima will never be solved because “men die” and “robots get fried.” By the sounds of it, Fukushima is a perpetual radiation meltdown scenario that literally sets on the edge of a bottomless doomsday pit, in waiting to be nudged over.

UN All-Clear Report

A UN (UNSCEAR) report on April 2, 2014 on health impacts of the Fukushima accident concluded that any radiation-induced effects would be too small to identify. People were well protected and received “low or very low” radiation doses. UNSCEAR gave an all-clear report.

Rebuttal of the UNSCEAR report by the German affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War d/d July 18, 2014 takes a defiant stance in opposition to the UN report, to wit: “The Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite the declaration of ‘cold shutdown’ by the Japanese government in December 2011, the crippled reactors have not yet achieved a stable status and even UNSCEAR admits that emissions of radioisotopes are continuing unabated. 188 TEPCO is struggling with an enormous amount of contaminated water, which continues to leak into the surrounding soil and sea. Large quantities of contaminated cooling water are accumulating at the site. Failures in the makeshift cooling systems are occurring repeatedly. The discharge of radioactive waste will most likely continue for a long time.”

“Both the damaged nuclear reactors and the spent fuel ponds contain vast amounts of radioactivity and are highly vulnerable to further earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and human error. Catastrophic releases of radioactivity could occur at any time and eliminating this risk will take many decades… It is impossible at this point in time to come up with an exact prognosis of the effects that the Fukushima nuclear disaster will have on the population in Japan… the UNSCEAR report represents a systematic underestimation and conjures up an illusion of scientific certainty that obscures the true impact of the nuclear catastrophe on health and the environment.”

To read the full text of the rejoinder to the UN report, go to: https://japansafety.wordpress.com/tag/saitama/

Fukushima’s Radiation and the Future

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press (AP), June 12, 2015: “Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, the road ahead remains riddled with unknowns… Experts have yet to pinpoint the exact location of the melted fuel inside the three reactors and study it, and still need to develop robots capable of working safely in such highly radioactive conditions. And then there’s the question of what to do with the waste… serious doubts about whether the cleanup can be completed within 40 years.”

“Although the Chernobyl accident was a terrible accident, it only involved one reactor. With Fukushima, we have the minimum [of] 3 reactors that are emitting dangerous radiation. The work involved to deal with this accident will take tens of years, hundreds of years,” Prof. Hiroaki Koide (retired), Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, April 25, 2015. “It could be that some of the fuel could actually have gone through the floor of the containment vessel as well… What I’ve just described is very, very logical for anyone who understands nuclear engineering or nuclear energy,” which dreadfully spells-out: THE CHINA SYNDROME.

According to the Smithsonian, April 30, 2015: “Birds Are in a Tailspin Four Years After Fukushima: Bird species are in sharp decline, and it is getting worse over time… Where it’s much, much hotter, it’s dead silent. You’ll see one or two birds if you’re lucky.” Developmental abnormalities of birds include cataracts, tumors, and asymmetries. Birds are spotted with strange white patches on their feathers.

Maya Moore, a former NHK news anchor, authored a book about the disaster: The Rose Garden of Fukushima (Tankobon, 2014), about the roses of Mr. Katsuhide Okada. Today, the garden has perished: “It’s just poisoned wasteland. The last time Mr. Okada actually went back there, he found baby crows that could not fly, that were blind. Mutations have begun with animals, with birds.”

The Rose Garden of Fukushima features a collection of photos of an actual garden that existed in Fukushima, Japan. Boasting over 7500 bushes of roses and 50-thousand visitors a year, the Garden was rendered null and void in an instant due to the triple disaster — earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown.

The forward to Maya’s book was written by John Roos, former US Ambassador to Japan 2009-13: “The incredible tale of Katz Okada and his Fukushima rose garden was told here by Maya Moore… gives you a small window into what the people of Tohoku faced.”

Roos’ “small window” could very well serve as a metaphor for a huge black hole smack dab in the heart of civilization. Similarly, Fukushima is a veritable destruction machine that consumes everything in its path, and beyond, and its path is likely to grow. For certain, it is not going away.

Thus, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) is deeply involved in an asymmetric battle against enormously powerful unleashed out-of-control forces of E=mc2.

Clearly, TEPCO has its back to the wall. Furthermore, it’s doubtful TEPCO will “break the back of the beast.” In fact, it may be an impossible task.

Maybe, just maybe, Greater Tokyo’s 38 million residents will eventually be evacuated. Who knows for sure?

Only Godzilla knows!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-24/whats-really-going-fukushima

 

Sofia Smallstorm – Hour 1 – Chemtrails to Pseudo-Life & Synthetic Biology


Outstanding interview exposing NEW disturbing information on chemtrail emissions, the progression of Morgellons disease, radiation releases and the links to transhumanism. Henrik Palmgren “Creepy, scary of of cou+rse weirdly fascinating at the same time….”


March 19, 2014
Sofia Smallstorm is known for her research on 9/11, which culminated in the documentary 9/11 Mysteries. She is also known for her research on the connection between chemtrails and synthetic biology. With Sofia, we’ll explore a different angle of engineering popularly called “futurism.” Synthetic biology is the new frontier of science, combining genetics, robotics and nano-technology with artificial intelligence, hybridizing natural forms and engineering tissues beyond our wildest dreams. What is the deep agenda behind this science? Sofia talks about the presence of Morgellons disease in humans, which illustrates what nanotechnology is capable of. She also elaborates on the scope of planetary engineering and how much of planetary life it includes. We’ll hear about radiation biology and bacteria by the name of deinococcus radiodurans that may be important to transhumanists in the near future. In the second hour, Sofia speaks more about the explosion of cellular technology and synthetic biology and how these may be used to create life forms and change the world as we know it. How would our world be organized then? Will we turn ourselves over to machines or will we become technological hybrids?

LISTEN HERE

Tornado hits U.S. nuclear facility – Uranium enrichment building damaged — Parts of cooling towers destroyed — Alert declared for ‘emergency condition’ (PHOTOS)


Here’s nature’s wake-up call for humanity; NOW is the time to demand the release of free energy technology, and an end to suppression once and for all. {~A~}

Published: November 19th, 2013 at 2:15 am ET
By

Portsmouth Daily Times, Nov. 18, 2013: Tornado hit Paducah plant Sunday [in Kentucky]

WPSD, Nov. 17, 2013: One of the plant’s four enrichment production buildings, the adjacent cooling towers and nearby electrical switchyard sustained most of the damage. Several of the transite panels that cover the building were torn off or broken. Electrical power poles, wiring and other electrical circuits were also damaged. The shrouds or collars that surround the fans on this set of cooling towers were destroyed.

Damaged cooling tower (SOURCE: USEC)

NBC Lexington, KY, Nov. 18, 2013: Officials were continuing to monitor the facility Monday, but said there had been no hazardous material releases, according to the statement.

NRC Report, Nov. 17, 2013: [A]n alert was declared at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant due to an apparent tornado strike/severe weather event. […] “This event is reportable under 10 CFR 76.120(a)(4) where an emergency condition has been declared an Alert. […]”

The Courier Journal, Nov. 18, 2013: USEC stopped enriching uranium there in June.

Nearly all news outlets covering the Paducah tornado claim the plant stopped enriching uranium earlier this year. However, according to this report, (Emphasis Added) “On 14 November 2013 Russia has shipped the last batch of low-enriched uranium […] The cargo will be delivered to Baltimore and then to USEC’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky, where the uranium will be used to manufacture fuel for U.S. nuclear power plants.”

Also note the vast majority of reports only say that no “hazardous materials” were released — releases of “radioactive material” are not denied or admitted (see USEC’s twitter feed). The plant’s internal documents clearly distinguish between “hazardous” and “radioactive”. For example, APPENDIX F reads, “Categories of waste evaluated were LLW [low-level radioactive waste], TRU [transuranic waste], hazardous waste […] All low-level mixed (radioactive and hazardous) waste (LLMW) and hazardous waste at these sites are transported off site.”

Interestingly, USEC’s last tweet before the tornado hits is a message promoting a local showing of CNN’s much maligned pro-nuclear film ‘Pandora’s Promise‘, an event they appear to be sponsoring.

See more photos of the damage at the plant on USEC’s twitter feed here

http://enenews.com/tornado-hits-nuclear-facility-damage-uranium-enrichment-building-parts-cooling-tower-destroyed-photos

Biologist: Pacific herring in Canada bleeding from eyeballs, faces, fins, tails — I’ve never seen fish looking this bad — All 100 examined were bloody — Officials informed of hemorrhaging soon after 3/11 — Gov’t ignoring problem (PHOTO). Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all”


Published: August 19th, 2013 at 12:29 pm ET
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The Globe and Mail, Aug 13, 2013 (Emphasis Added): Independent fisheries scientist Alexandra Morton is raising concerns about a disease she says is spreading through Pacific herring causing fish to hemorrhage. […] “Two days ago I did a beach seine on Malcolm Island [near Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island] and I got approximately 100 of these little herring and they were not only bleeding from their fins, but their bellies, their chins, their eyeballs.  […] “It was 100 per cent … I couldn’t find any that weren’t bleeding to some degree. And they were schooling with young sockeye [salmon]

SOURCE: Alexandra Morton via Vancouver 24 hrs

Sun News, Aug 12, 2013: [Morton] dragged up several hundred of the fish this past weekend and found the apparent infection had spread – instead of their usual silver colour the fish had eyes, tails, underbellies, gills and faces plastered with the sickly red colour. “I have never seen fish that looked this bad,” […] In June, the affected fish were only found in eastern Johnstone Strait, but have since spread to Alert Bay and Sointula, she said.

Canada.com, Aug 16, 2013: Morton […] pulled up a net of about 100 herring near Sointula and found they were all bleeding. “It was pretty shocking to see,” said Morton […] Herring school with small sockeye salmon and are also eaten by chinook and coho.

Cover of Vancouver 24 hrs (SOURCE: Alexandra Morton)

‘Response’ from Canadian Government

Vancouver 24 hrs, Aug 11, 2013: [Morton] says Fisheries and Oceans Canada [FOC] is ignoring the problem. […] According to emails from FOC, the federal authority had asked the marine biologist to send in 20 to 30 herring in September 2011, saying that would be “more than sufficient for the lab to look for clinical signs of disease and provide sufficient diagnostics.” She did, and hasn’t heard back since. […] FOC officials did not respond to a request for comment by the 24 hours presstime.

Canada.com, Aug 16, 2013: Fisheries and Oceans Canada is trying to confirm reports from an independent biologist that herring around northern Vancouver Island have a disease that is causing bleeding from their gills, bellies and eyeballs. […] Arlene Tompkins of DFO’s [Department of Fisheries and Oceans’] salmon assessment section said staff in the Port Hardy area have not found bleeding herring. “We are trying to retrieve samples, but [Monday] we were not successful because of heavy fog,” she said. “We haven’t had any other reports of fish kills or die-offs [see salmon report below].” Tompkins has seen photographs provided by Morton […]

From earlier today: Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and Russia also affected (MAP)

UPDATE: Canadian official publicly claims ‘no concern’ over new Fukushima leak info… Yet privately requested tests on salmon, due to “great public concern about potential radiation contamination in these fish”

Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and Russia also affected (MAP)

Aboriginal people in British Columbia who rely on Skeena River sockeye are facing some extremely difficult decisions as sockeye salmon returns plunge to historic lows.

Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam was on his way to Smithers, B.C., on Monday for a discussion about whether to entirely shut down the food fishery on Lake Babine, something he said would be drastic and unprecedented […]

Last month, the department noted returns for the Skeena River sockeye run were dire. […]

[Mel Kotyk, North Coast area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans] said department scientists don’t know why the return numbers are so low. “[…] we think something happened in the ocean.”

“[…] We’ve never seen anything like this in all these years I’ve done this. I’ve asked the elders and they have never seen anything like this at all.” [said Chief Wilf Adam]

More: “The sockeye runs way up north in the Skeena are low. The [fish] out of Bristol Bay, Alaska is down 30 to 35 per cent over last year. Russia has got a limited number of fish in the market. They are down about 40 per cent over all their salmon fisheries.”

Gundersen: We are going to see top of the food chain animals like tuna and salmon and things like that that bioaccumulate […] I am concerned that the FDA is not monitoring fish entering the United States […] I am thinking by 2013 we might see contamination of the water and of the top of the food chain fishes on the West Coast.

Gundersen: Federal and state agencies are not measuring this… I’ve been working on the West Coast and I’ve been trying to get the people of Oregon to demand of their state, the people of Alaska to demand of their state: Check the salmon, it is not difficult.

See also: Marine biologist in Canada: Salmon species needs to be tested for radiation — Gov’t doesn’t want us to know

Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean


Until the time comes when we have moved past the shift and have raised our vibrations enough to heal the planet – and ourselves – it’s best to eliminate seafood from your diet and stay out of the Pacific ocean waters. In the mean time, we can send healing energy to the oceans and work with Gaia as much as we can to transmute the radiation. Also, there is higher technology available that works with frequency to change the atomic structure of radiation, unfortunately it’s off world technology that won’t be released until the cabal has been removed from power. So, even though this “appears” to be a very bad situation for the long run, remember we don’t have all the data on technology that will come online after the “event”, “shift”…whatever you want to call it.

In addition to the availability off world technology, it’s ultimately  important to BELIEVE and KNOW in our hearts that humanity will work in unity consciousness with the use of organic technology to heal the planet, with guidance and direction from Gaia Herself. 

 

Fukushima-Contamination-Pacific-Ocean-450x253Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan.  This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years.  The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind, rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere.  And of course the west coast of the United States is being hit particularly hard.  When you drink water or eat seafood that has been contaminated with these radioactive particles, they can stick around for a very long time.  Over the coming years, this ongoing disaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northern hemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of their health problems. For a long time, the Japanese government has been trusting Tepco to handle this crisis, but now it has become abundantly clear that Tepco has no idea what they are doing.  In fact, the flow of radioactive water has gotten so bad that authorities in Japan are now calling it an “emergency” More

http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/radioactive-water-from-fukushima-is-systematically-poisoning-the-entire-pacific-ocean/

 

(10 August 2013) China Syndrome at Fukushima, Melted Cores Moved Into the Earth


(You can REMIX this video here)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCTufx…

Very likely some of Fukushima’s melted cores have moved into the earth — “It’s beyond containment right now”
Paul Gunter director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: Indications are right now that the reactor structures themselves have been breached.
It’s very likely that some of the radioactive material — the melted cores — have moved into the earth.
So it’s beyond containment right now.
I think that’s the tragedy that we see unfolding as Fukushima’s radioactive water crisis is only beginning.
http://enenews.com/tv-very-likely-tha…
02:37 PM EST on August 10th, 2013 | 79 comments
“Japan Gov’t in Chaos”: Completely out of control at Fukushima — Melted reactor cores contaminating Pacific with full range of radioactive material (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/japan-govt-chaos-c…
At 1:15 in

Paul Gunter, director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: We’re seeing a full range of radioactive contaminants now moving, which indicate that the damaged cores of these reactors — the meltdowns themselves — are now contributing to the contamination in the Pacific Ocean and groundwater. […]

Right now we’re seeing the Japanese government is in chaos.

The fact that the revelation of this extensive contamination is coming now — more than two years after the accident occurred — indicates that it’s completely out of control. […]

The Movie “The China Syndrome” Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FxtBJ…

Cancer kills Fukushima manager who stayed at post to prevent a meltdown


 
July 10, 2013TOKYO The former boss of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, who stayed at his post to try to tame runaway reactors after the 2011 tsunami, died of cancer yesterday, the operator said. Masao Yoshida, 58, was at the power station on March 11, 2011, when waves swamped cooling systems and sparked meltdowns that released plumes of radiation. Yoshida led the subsequent effort to get the crippled complex under control, as workers battled frequent aftershocks to try to prevent the disaster worsening. Government contingency plans revealed after the event showed how scientists feared a chain reaction if Fukushima spiraled out of control, a scenario that could have meant evacuating Tokyo. Yoshida’s selfless work is contrasted in the public mind with the attitude of his employers, who seemed willing to abandon the complex and are popularly believed to have shirked their responsibility. “He died of esophageal cancer at 11:32am today at a Tokyo hospital,” said a spokesman for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) yesterday. Yoshida left the plant soon after being suddenly hospitalized in late November 2011. TEPCO has said his cancer was unlikely to be linked to radiation exposure in the months after the disaster. The company has said it would take at least five years and normally 10 years to develop this particular condition if radiation exposure were to blame. Following surgery for cancer, Yoshida suffered a brain hemorrhage and had another operation in July 2012, TEPCO said. Yoshida was still employed by TEPCO at the time of his death. The disaster saw three reactors go into meltdown, spewing radiation into the air, sea and food chain. No deaths have been directly attributed to the radiation released by the accident, but it has left large areas of land uninhabitable. The plant itself remains fragile. TEPCO said yesterday radioactive substances in groundwater have rocketed over the past three days and engineers did not know where the leak was coming from. Scientists say decommissioning the plant could take 40 years. –China.org
Dangerous leak reported at crippled plant: Highly radioactive groundwater recently discovered in test wells at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is likely spreading at the site and leaking into adjoining ocean waters, Japan’s nuclear regulator said, raising worries about the plant operator’s efforts to clean up the disaster site. The tests by Tokyo Electric Power Co. 9501.TO -0.90% have found a recent increase in radiation levels in wells meant to monitor water safety, with some radioactive levels around 200 times the allowed limits. Experts say the findings raise concerns of widening environmental damage but pose no broader threats to health given the location of the plant on the oceanfront and the lack of any residents living nearby. TEPCO said that samples taken from a test well on Tuesday showed the highest levels they have so far recorded of cesium 134 and cesium 137. Both are considered health risks if consumed since they can accumulate in muscles and contribute to higher rates of cancer. The irradiated water is believed to be leaking from the heavily damaged cores at the three reactors that were operating when a massive quake and tsunami struck the plant in March 2011, causing Japan’s worst-ever nuclear plant accident. In addition, runoff rainwater entering the plant site is flowing into heavily contaminated areas, picking up nuclear debris. TEPCO says that it hasn’t seen any evidence that the problem is spreading beyond the plant, with no significant increase in radioactive levels at the 16 sampling points it has in waters located just off the plant.
But the Nuclear Regulation Authority, created in September 2012 in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident, believes the contamination is spreading. “We strongly suspect that high concentrations of contaminated water are leaking to the ground, and spreading to the sea,” the agency said Wednesday. Commenting on the report, agency chairman Shunichi Tanaka also expressed concerns about the reliability of TEPCO’s data. “We need to consider whether we should be relying only on data provided by TEPCO, and check for ourselves the level of contamination in seawater,” he said at a meeting releasing the report. The new leaks are especially problematic for TEPCO since it is trying to show that it has learned the lessons from the Fukushima accident and is seeking approval to resume operations at part of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in northwestern Japan, the world’s largest in terms of capacity. Health experts say that it is highly difficult to gauge the potential broader health impact from the leaks, and stressed the importance of long-term monitoring that may need to go on for decades or longer. “Underground water moves through layers and eventually goes to the sea. The process sometimes takes a thousand years, during the time, it will be necessary to keep monitoring,” said Manabu Fukumoto, professor of Tohoku University’s Medical School who leads a study on the health effects in the nuclear accident-hit area. “There won’t be immediate impacts unless you go near the reactors. But for the longer term, radiation could cause higher rates of cancer,’ said Minoru Takata, director of the Radiation Biology Center at Kyoto University. –WSJ

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Study: Concentrated Fukushima radioactive plume staying on narrow path toward U.S. — Moving with surface water along 40 N — Same latitude as Northern California (MAP)


Stay out of the rain and be sure to do a heavy metal detox with zeolite to help cleanse radiation from your body, radiation is in the environment and will be for many years. When we get spikes like this it’s wise to take extra precautions, espcially children and youth whose cells are still multiplying.

Title: Surface pathway of radioactive plume of TEPCO Fukushima NPP1 released 134Cs and 137Cs
Source: Biogeosciences
Authors: M. Aoyama, M. Uematsu, D. Tsumune, and Y. Hamajima
Date: May 7, 2013

[…] The main body of radioactive surface plume of which activity exceeded 10 Bq m−3 travelled along 40° N and reached the International Date Line on March 2012, one year after the accident. A distinct feature of the radioactive plume was that it stayed confined along 40° N when the plume reached the International Date Line. […]

A distinct feature of the radioactive plume was that it stayed confined along 40 N when the plume reached the International Date Line, as stated in Sect. 3.2. The radioactive plume travelled 1800 km (from 160 E to 178 E) for 270 days (9 months) (Fig. 5); therefore, an average zonal speed (u) of the surface radioactive plume was calculated to be about 8 cm s−1 which was consistent with the speed of the reported surface current of 4–16 cm s−1 in the region (Maximenko et al., 2009). […]

We can also assume that the Fukushima radioactive plume moved with surface water […]

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U.S. nuclear reactor cracked, plant shut down


WITN: Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Crack Discovered […] A nuclear power plant which is 20 miles south of Raleigh has been shut down after a crack and corrosion was found in the reactor vessel. […] The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the quarter inch crack was not all the way through the reactor wall and there’s no indication any radioactive material escaped.

 

NewsObserver: The repair will take place in a highly radioactive area and will require the use of robotics, said NRC spokesman Roger Hannah. He said repairs will involve scraping out corroded material and welding the area. […] Water stress corrosion is a common form of degradation in nuclear plants, said David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists. […] “Impurities in the water can collect in tiny cracks formed in metal by stress,” he added. “These impurities, called corrosion, exacerbate stress factors accelerating the propagation of tiny cracks.”

 

WRAL (h/t Anonymous tips): According to information Duke filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shearon Harris was taken offline last year for refueling, and ultrasonic tests of the reactor were taken at that time. A secondary review of those tests this week revealed the “primary water stress corrosion cracking” on a nozzle that overlaps a weld on the reactor head. “Initial evaluation indicates that the flaw is not through wall, and there is no evidence of leakage based on inspections performed on the top of the reactor vessel head during the spring 2012 refueling outage,” the NRC event report states.

 

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Crack at U.S. nuclear plant caused radioactive leak — Workers searching for more breaches — Congressman ‘very concerned’ — Reactor shut down until further notice (VIDEO)

Published: May 14th, 2013 at 10:12 am ET
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WMT: Congressman Fred Upton has just finished a tour of the troubled Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert. Rep. Upton says he’s very concerned about the safety at Palisades, especially after the latest incident. […] Because it wasn’t a planned release, Palisades is under serious scrutiny at this time.

ABC57: Palisades Nuclear Plant shut down until further notice […] Congressman Fred Upton is not sold on the safety at Palisades. […] Congressman Upton did not say the plant will be shutting down. But he did say that all options are on the table.  Palisades says they may look at replacing the tank that is cracked.

WOOD TV8: Authorities say they’ve found the crack that led to “slightly radioactive water” spilling from the Palisades nuclear power plant into Lake Michigan. […] The leak was in a 300,000-gallon tank used to hold water that floods and cools the nuclear reactor during refueling and in the event of a problem. The problem was a half-inch crack in the welding around one of nine nozzles in the tank, authorities said Monday. Three of those have been replaced and every weld and every nozzle is now being checked. The entire bottom of the tank is also being checked. That leaky tank sits right above the plant’s main control room. […]

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Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material


Photo: DPA

Published: 17 May 2013

After a freighter went up in flames at the start of the month while carrying radioactive material into Hamburg’s harbour, it has emerged that the German port city receives such hazardous cargo up to seven times a month.

Fire fighters said they had only narrowly been able to prevent a catastrophe on May 1st when the freighter “Atlantic Cartier” caught fire – complete with its radioactive load.

Tens of thousands of people were gathered just a few hundred metres away to celebrate the Evangelical church day when the ship went up in dramatic flames.

Fire fighters were able to quickly identify the containers which had the radioactive cargo and remove them before anything worse happened. The authorities confirmed that the ship had been carrying around nine tonnes of the dangerous uranium hexafluoride, a toxic chemical used in the nuclear industry, as well as four tonnes of explosives, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported.

The Green party forced the information into the open with a written question to the city government, local radio station NDR 90.3 reported.

“Hamburg just managed to scrape past a catastrophe on May 1st,” Anjes Tjarks, Green spokesman for harbour policy told the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“It is a monstrosity that the government did not inform the public about this near-catastrophe of its own initiative. One has to speak of a cover-up attempt.”

Yet Frank Reschreiter, spokesman for Hamburg’s interior authority, said the dangerous cargo was known about – which was why the fire fighters knew to remove the relevant containers. Nothing dangerous leaked, he said.

Now the city government has admitted that radioactive material had been brought into the harbour on Atlantic Container Line ships 21 times in the past three months.

Concrete information about which ships were being used to take the radioactive substances, and which route they were taking, would not be revealed, Hamburg’s government said.

Most of the shipments were due for a uranium-enriching facility in Lingen, Lower Saxony, NDR 90.3 reported on Friday.

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