“A Massive Cover-up”: Texas officials directed staff to change test results that showed drinking water exceeded EPA radiation limits

Published: May 20th, 2011 at 11:18 am ET
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Texas politicians knew agency hid the amount of radiation in drinking water, KHOU, May 19, 2011:

Newly-released e-mails from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality show the agency’s top commissioners directed staff to continue lowering radiation test results, in defiance of federal EPA rules. […]

“It’s a conspiracy at the TCEQ of the highest order,” said Tom Smith, of the government watchdog group Public Citizen.  “The documents have indicted the management of this commission in a massive cover-up to convince people that our water is safe to drink when it’s not.” […]

For years, tests performed by the Texas Department of State Health Services showed the utility provided water that exceeded the EPA legal limit for exposure to alpha radiation.  […]

Published: May 20th, 2011 at 11:18 am ET
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434 comments to “A Massive Cover-up”: Texas officials directed staff to change test results that showed drinking water exceeded EPA radiation limits

  • If I’m not mistaken,…..isn’t it,”political mumbo jumbo”, that GOT US INTO THIS MESS?

    ‘We’ KNOW,…that we NEED to listen to ‘their’ “political mumbo jumbo”, VERY carefully–You are a troll afterall. I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but like the tortoise, I cross the ‘finish line’ FIRST! I’ll be hearing the words, “Well done my good and faithful servant”. That is ALL I NEEDED TO KNOW to find true peace. I do not need a bunker to survive. I will survive without one-mark my words!

    • Darth

      I will survive without one – mark my words!

      Ahem… How quickly we forget our own words.

      You, nor ANYONE else can say who will be left–PERIOD,…no one but Mother Earth herself!

  • Whoopie

    ALSO good news out of Germany. HP mods aren’t letting THIS THROUGH. Dont know why

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-21/only-four-of-17-german-nuclear-plants-running-sueddeutsche-says.html

    • mark V

      “planned maintenance” is the keyword to think about, but this was inevitable years ago only not doing it earlier will give a little shock to some once the bill is delivered

  • Thanks Whoopie, but this is all I got when I clicked the link–“Page not found
    Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog Lucas Whitefield Hixson | Information Architect | Enformable does not exist”

  • anne

    Here is the link:

    http://lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/mysterious-smoke-event-reactor-4-may-21st-2011

    Just copy and paste the title:

    Mysterious Smoke Event From Reactor 4 – May 21st 2011
    into google and get many links:

    Mysterious Smoke Event From Reactor 4 – May 21st 2011 | Lucas …
    Mysterious Smoke Event From Reactor 4 – May 21st 2011 · May 20th 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Photo · Megabarge Close To Arriving At Fukushima Daiichi – May 20th …
    lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/mysterious-smoke-event-reactor-4-may-21st-2011

    Reactor 4 Mysterious Smoke Event May 21st 2011

    2 min – 1 hour ago – Uploaded by CompassNorthChicago
    This occurred at 8:27 am CST – 8:35 am CST For More information and pictures go to http://www.lucawhitefieldhixson.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNZg5iFLeSE
    More videos for Mysterious Smoke Event From Reactor 4 … »
    Lucas Whitefield Hixson | Information Architect | Enformable
    May 21, 2011 … Mysterious Smoke Event From Reactor 4 – May 21st 2… May 20th 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Photo · Megabarge Close To Arriving At Fukushima …
    lucaswhitefieldhixson.blogspot.com/

  • Whoopie

    Time for new Air Sampling-R­eactor 4 steaming and smoking
    http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/4146

    Reactor number 4 has been letting off a lot of steam and smoke as of Saturday am PDT 7:09. Been doing so for last couple of days. Important to have an air sampling in 36 to 72 hours to see if there is an increase in fall out coming our way. Have to keep a close watch on the reactors as issues with structural integrity and corium blobs seeping out of containmen­t.

    Reply
    as of 7:30 am all buildings at Fukushima are obscured. flashes of light have been reported to be spotted earlier in the night hours. could the Brawm team comment on these flashes of light coming from the reactor buildings. Something is not going well over there this am PST.

  • Poor Daddy

    RT TV link – barge arrives:
    http://rt.com/news/mega-float-fukushima-plant/
    Ban ki-Moon, UN, will convene meeting Sept. 22. They’ll have to have that one in a fucking BUNKER.

  • blackmoon

    This might be off topic but I think that you will agree it is a breath of fresh air (which we need more than ever).

    This makes you believe that we have not completely gone over the edge yet, and that there is still hope.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akm3nYN8aG8

    God bless these TRUE HEROES!

  • hawkeye

    glad to see ya,boy
    found a sea radiation plume dispersal model
    ill look later today
    like to have breakfast first

  • Whoah. What to make of these:

    http://gramercyimages.com/blog1/tag/dutchsinse-com/

    Very worrisome if true. Any way to tell if the images[readings] are true or fake?

  • hawkeye

    nothing too see there
    move along

  • hawkeye

    wellcome back emmy

  • Very cool,…Thanks.

    Most have seen this one! For those who haven’t,…watch the ‘clip’ all the way through.

    I saw “it” in real time, and see “it” every time CLEARLY. This one will make a believer out of anyone! (This one’s for you Cassie–Miss you!) Come back in please,….the water’s GREAT! 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URF-Cixh7Xs&feature=fvst

  • GI justice

    Strange that this remanis the latest post since yestrday afternoon…..what up?

    • Poor Daddy

      @GI
      My thought exactly. Not like enenews not to be current as possible. Not happy with this.

      • Whoopie

        Is there anyway to find out if they are ok?

        • Poor Daddy

          Comments section loading more slowly too. Maybe bandwidth issue? We are all posting on this headline since it is the most recent. Maybe we should try posting on different headline…..filling this one up. I don’t really know, just guessing.

  • Anthony

    ‘Former education minister’s wife, aide jailed for fraud
    Kyodo Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    The wife of former education minister Takashi Kosugi and his former private secretary were sentenced Monday to prison terms on charges of obtaining ¥180 million through fraud.

    “Their acts are reprehensible, considering that they took advantage of their being the wife and secretary of a lawmaker in trying to win trust,” said Hajime Shimada, the presiding judge at the Tokyo District Court.’

    ** Isnt this the department overseeing their nuclear power?

    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110517a8.html

  • Whoopie

    Brand new – Homeland Security posts:
    “In the Ocean, Fukushima has exceeded Chernobyl”
    http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/following-fukushima-how-much-radioactivity-oceans

    I am so angry I’m seeing RED! If Japan hadn’t coverup and lied all this time….
    I can’t even type anymore. I’m so pissed.

  • From my lips to God’s own ears,…always. He answers my prayers and right-hearted requests–that is how I KNOW. Thanks for asking friend! 🙂

  • In those camera shots–does anyone else see some sort of ‘energy’ swirling? Especially in the areas that formerly showed the smoke?
    Like other posters here have said, the air gets, ‘thick’ almost. Some report a smell, a taste,…a ‘heaviness.’

  • Everyone in North America, might want to check this out, while it’s still there:

    http://zardoz.nilu.no/~flexpart/fpinteractive/plots/tracer_h_1259.gif

    (very scary)

  • xdrfox–have you seen the newer leopard shark die off info from 2 days ago?

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/california/ci_18095525

    • GI justice

      Jill, xdrfox hasn’t been around since 9am yesterday…not like him…..something is up!!!

    • Anthony

      They are trying to get out of the water. Just like the starfish and the sardines etc. I wonder if that’s what is happening, then why? Is the water burning their skin &/or gills and they are seeking to escape it? Or is it oxygen depletion and they are literally gasping for breath? Because SO MANY WHALES, DOLPHINS and SEALS have also washed in, and they are not gill breathers, I tend to rule out at least ‘just oxygen depletion’ – leaning me towards acidic or burning or toxic poisonous water. That its happening at this date and in the area is also highly suspicious, no? Right in path for Japan water discharges isn’t it? Why would water animals ever seek to leave the water? Think about it, this would parallel us jumping into the ocean to breathe.

    • xdrfox

      did you email me ? Make sure it was you !

  • Good idea Poor Daddy,…May 19th, Fuku MIGHT release more than Chernobyl-only has 37 posts???

  • Darth

    Wind Shifting in Japan – The “BLOW TORCH” set to hit Tokyo…

    http://www.zamg.ac.at/pict/wetter/sonderwetter/fuku/20110521_I-131_FUKU.gif

  • yeah he was GI Justice–He did battle with trolls late into the evening! One troll admitted ‘things’, too much Sakki (sp) I’m a thinkin’. Can not hold their liquor, them Trolls! He/she/it also admitted that he/she/it, had played 20 different characters yesterday alone-We are all stupid idiots he/she/it, says,…because ‘we’ didn’t know it. Also, Whimsical came on to tell Dr. Fox that she was not Jill M. Clarkson, (me).

    xdrfox was GREAT! 🙂 Although ‘they’ did wear him down I’m sure. He’ll be fine!

  • Anthony–I think your deductions are correct, I thought it through the same way. Not JUST oxygen depletion,…but it’s a part of it, I believe. They said, “results SHOULD be out in a few weeks.” (Notice they said nothing about it being RELEASED, right? 🙂 )

    In earlier necropsies (sp) there has been internal bleeding, to some extent or other.

    My dogs are getting sick again, and I’m reading that it’s the mucosal lining that gets it the worst. I am just learning as I go here. I’m thinking internal emitters are ‘death by a million paper cuts’ at the present point in my very flimsy understanding of it all. Suer wish I’d listened more in Science Lab!

    • Anthony

      We’ll never hear anything about it…. if that was the case then perhaps there might be coverage or followup about ANY of the other deaths highlighted on the links on this page here :
      http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/in/0000000000000169

      Also discovered 15 dead dolphins washed in yesterday too. How can biological and environmental scientists possibly ignore this issue?

      • mark V

        biological and environmental scientists get their daily rations from banks

      • Anthony

        ‘More than 100 of the sharks have washed ashore in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties over the past month.’

    • Anthony

      Here’s another referring to more internal bleeding…..linking to other die off elsewhere huh?

      Heavy rains could be to blame for shark die-off in San Francisco Bay
      Associated Press
      Posted: 05/18/2011 07:42:48 AM PDT
      Updated: 05/18/2011 12:09:04 PM PDT

      This winter’s heavy rains may be to blame for a rash of leopard shark deaths in San Francisco Bay.

      State biologists say the rain could be reducing the salinity of the bay’s water, having a fatal effect on the sharks’ body chemistry.

      The evidence for that theory is so far not conclusive. Biologists are hopeful that blood and tissue samples expected to be released this week will shed more light on a possible cause.

      More than 100 of the sharks have washed ashore in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties over the past month.

      Necropsies of some of the sharks showed they were suffering from internal bleeding and brain lesions.

  • NorthBeam

    This is smtg u havent seen ever before

    http://wp.me/pwIAV-19

  • The shark deaths,…all marine deaths for that matter, are on the rise. This will be disputed, but that makes it no less true.

  • NorthBeam

    Heres the new, 1hr old youtube video how neutron beams… well, see u self:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rc37dRCI4w

    related txt
    http://wp.me/pwIAV-19

  • tony

    I’ve seen a film about Tchernobyl. The critical point was to prevent the meltdown to reach the groundwater. Russia did it well at the expense of thousands of people.
    If was stated that if the meldown had touched the ground water the disaster would be 10 time worse.
    The Reason of this was not given.

    Coming back to Fukushima, we have here 3 nuclear reactors with meltdown. No action is done to prevent the meltdown to reach the ground water.
    The conclusion is that the Situation is very very very bad. I cannot understand that US and other countries let this situation worsen every day without doing anything.

  • tony

    The Film is available at
    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/sCN-GEayaxY/

    Sorry it is in French but this is really frightening

  • blackmoon

    This is a documentary called The Battle of Chernobyl. It shows that the corporate and governmental powers that be HAVE LEARNED NOTHING from this disaster. As they do in war, they sacrifice innocent lives to save humanity from disasters caused by their greed and hubris.

    So, as in Chernobyl, the same sacrifices are being made at Fukishima.

    The documentary can be found here. WARNING, THIS FILM WILL BREAK YOUR HEART AND MAKE YOU ANGRIER THAN YOU ARE NOW, because despite the HUMAN SACRIFICES made at Chernobyl, we are in a more horrible position NOW.

    One reactor vs. four (and maybe six before this thing is over).

    After watching this film, fast forward to the ongoing Fuik disaster, and listen to this interview with Darren Gale of (get this) Clean Energy America:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LY240pU2vc&feature=player_embedded

    Am I crazy, or does he seem more concerned about loosing the ‘Fukushima assets’ (around the 2:10 minute mark), than he is about the human cost in lives, sickness and displacement.

    The MSM brings out these criminals to placate the sleeping masses.

  • blackmoon

    I’m re-posting because I forget the movie link!

    This is a documentary called The Battle of Chernobyl. It shows that the corporate and governmental powers that be HAVE LEARNED NOTHING from this disaster. As they do in war, they sacrifice innocent lives to save humanity from disasters caused by their greed and hubris.

    So, as in Chernobyl, the same sacrifices are being made at Fukishima.

    The documentary can be found at this great site:

    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-battle-of-chernobyl/

    WARNING, THIS FILM WILL BREAK YOUR HEART AND MAKE YOU ANGRIER THAN YOU ARE NOW, because despite the HUMAN SACRIFICES made at Chernobyl, we are in a more horrible position NOW.

    One reactor vs. four (and maybe six before this thing is over).

    After watching this film, fast forward to the ongoing Fuik disaster, and listen to this interview with Darren Gale of (get this) Clean Energy America:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LY240pU2vc&feature=player_embedded

    Am I crazy, or does he seem more concerned about loosing the ‘Fukushima assets’ (around the 2:10 minute mark), than he is about the human cost in lives, sickness and displacement.

    The MSM brings out these criminals to placate the sleeping masses.

  • xdrfox–Question,…..A poster yesterday, Anna or Anthony perhaps, posted a link to a cancer site or report–talking about Chernobyl Dr’s dealing with a ‘fatal eye cancer’ recently???? WTF

    Here’s the question: Could the sharks that ‘bump into the pileons’, etc,….and the birds that are flying into my house, windows, and doing narrow miss ‘flybys’ daily,….could they ,…be BLIND? Crap,…..I just don’t know what is happening to our BEAUTIFUL little planet!

  • I sure did. Listed phone number and all,….’Tis me.

    Was a pleasure to make your acquaintance Doc.

  • Anthony

    I-Team tests local rainwater for Japan radiation

    ‘St. Louis County, MO (KSDK) – This month the EPA quietly announced it was scaling back its radiation monitoring because the threat of fallout from Japan’s nuclear crisis had decreased.

    Since the Fukushima disaster, some of you have questioned the accuracy of the government’s tests.

    In response, NewsChannel 5 contracted with Test America, a nationally recognized environmental lab to run independent tests.’

    http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/259428/3/I-Team-tests-local-rainwater-for-Japan-radiation

  • blackmoon

    Fukushima vent failures dire sign for Americans.

    http://rt.com/usa/news/fukushima-failures-nuclear-america/

  • Jack

    …..Jill…..
    Radiationfears.com has an article titled:…..
    …..
    http://radiationfears.com/atmosphere/cancer-missing-link/
    ….
    and this talks about an accidental meltdown that happened in
    Santa Susana, near Simi, back in the late fifties. It is said to be
    more of a significant rad release than Three Mile Island, but totally
    kept blacked out at the time.

  • SteveMT

    St. Louis is not believing this EPA crapola. Independent radiation teats are being conducted by YouTuber “DutchSinse.”

    I-Team tests local rainwater for Japan radiation
    9:37 AM, May 21, 2011

    n March, St. Louisan Michael Janitch, better known by his YouTube followers as DutchSinse, had begun his own radiation testing. After the disaster in Japan, he purchased a Geiger counter and conducted tests and posted results online.

    “Trust but verify. That is my philosophy and so, I like to just get secondary measurements,” he said.

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/259428/3/I-Team-tests-local-rainwater-for-Japan-radiation