ABC San Diego: Alarming report of Fukushima fallout harming U.S. infants (VIDEO)

Published: April 5th, 2013 at 8:45 pm ET
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ABC San Diego, April 5, 2013: Two years later, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan may be affecting the health of young children in San Diego. [...] In a study of states in the West Coast and in the Pacific, infants born soon after the nuclear disaster were 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hypothyroidism, which can lead to stunted growth. In California, that number jumped to 39 percent. Critics say there is still no direct evidence those radiation levels can harm humans. [...]

MSN, April 5, 2013: It’s already well known how devastating the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown was for Japan — dramatic spikes in radiation-related illnesses, an increase in likely cancer deaths over the next several years, and pollution which may never truly be cleaned up. A new study suggests what many worldwide have feared — that the devastation from the traveling radiation has in fact sickened infants in other countries, including babies born shortly after the incident in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. The study, conducted by scientists with the Radiation and Public Health Project, found that babies born shortly after the incident were 28 percent more likely to suffer from congenital hypothyroidism than were children born in those states during the same period one year earlier. [...]

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Published: April 5th, 2013 at 8:45 pm ET
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137 comments to ABC San Diego: Alarming report of Fukushima fallout harming U.S. infants (VIDEO)

  • drkandstarinites drkandstarinites

    http://www.gregslab.com/tools/radwatch

    For those who want to know and track rad levels in S.CA.

    Sharing a link I came across to daily radiation levels in Southern California.
    Note: San Diego one of the highest.


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    • PolioLioUS

      This is good to know – however this monitoring station only measures particulate airborne radioactivity, not radiation dose. Since iodine isotopes emitted from nuclear accidents are volatile and not particulate, they aren't captured on the filter and aren't measured. You need charcoal cartridges to capture the volatiles.

      I'm a Health Physicist in Washington State, and there was no indication of measured I-125, I-129, or I-131 ever found after the accident. Mangano is not a credible nor respected 'scientist'. He has been a scaremonger outside the scientific fence for over 30 years. Cs-134 and Cs-137 were the only radionuclides that were measured and found on the US west coast.


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    • 16Penny 16Penny

      I will re post this here because it seems relevant.

      http://www.jfa.maff.go.jp/e/inspection/

      Lots of data from Japanese fisheries from the last few years. Saw some really high levels like one measurement that was nearly 1000 Bq/kg. Where's your fish from?


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        There is no 'safe' fish anymore. It's all now a personal choice as to the level of contamination we are willing to accept.

        And pretty much all food, for that matter.


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    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Fukushima Radiation NOT SAFE! The studies cited in this report are linked below the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywKv0dj3UuY


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    • hogy

      "Mangano said he plans more studies in the next year looking at the fallout and any links to infants' deaths and birth defects."

      So he'll just sample the air again? How about the drinking water, the local milk supplies, on and on?


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Hogy,
        Did you even read this study? You are using a straw argument to attack Mangano. He used samples made by the U.S. government. And they sampled "radioactivity in precipitation, air, water, and milk". His article is a call for the U.S. government to make much more substantial, more fregquent, and more wide-spread sampling for radioactivity.

        The Nuclear Industry and Health
        ANUNEXPECTEDMORTALITYINCREASEIN
        THEUNITEDSTATESFOLLOWSARRIVALOFTHE
        RADIOACTIVEPLUMEFROMFUKUSHIMA:
        ISTHEREACORRELATION?
        Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman
        “The multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima plants beginning on March 11, 2011, are releasing large amounts of airborne radioactivity that has spread throughout Japan and to other nations; thus, studies of contamination and health hazards are merited. In the United States, Fukushima fallout arrived just six days after the earthquake, tsunami, and meltdowns. Some samples of radioactivity in precipitation, air, water, and milk, taken by the U.S. government, showed levels hundreds of times above normal; however, the small number of samples prohibits any credible analysis of temporal trends and spatial comparisons….”
        http://www.radiation.org/reading/pubs/HS42_1F.pdf


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  • Jebus Jebus

    The MSM throws one up, the minimalized truth was spoken.
    They even pull a couple of sheeple out of the wild.
    One looks at her child standing there and says, "I'm not going to worry about it"
    She sees but, she is blind to the truth…


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      “When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be — I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
      – Wendell Berry


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        awesome TIS…thanks…


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        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          "This video shows what happened on March 17 when an CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earth's magnetic field. Two days earlier, sunspot AR1692 had produced a M1-class solar flare that resulted in the CME that hit Earth.

          This time lapse shows what happened during four hours over Astersund here in Sweden, between 19:20 and 23:35 UT.

          The time lapse consists of 2464 raw images for a total data amount of 30 giggbytes (Gb). The photo of the Sun is a hydrogen alpha mosaic I've made from 10 images that was captured on March 16. Total of 10 Gb data. So all in all this movie contains over 40Gb of data that I've been processing over the last 5 days. Hope you enjoy it."

          http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/space/aurora-borealis-2013-03-17.html

          It could just as easily have been a Carrington Event.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Many babies lives compromised, thanks to nuclear. All ages are effected, as the flow of radiation spewing from Fukushima Daiichi is continuous, never ending. And deadly.


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  • What's most alarming is that people are not getting a clear understanding of the true scope of Fukushima fallout and ongoing massive contamination of the atmosphere and ocean.

    "…the devastation from the traveling radiation has in fact sickened infants in other countries, including babies born shortly after the incident in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California." – from above

    …and what else IS going to happen?

    They should be specific!

    Our lives and the lives of future generations and the survival of life on the planet may depend on knowing accurate information regarding the largest uncontrollable invisible insidious catastrophe of all time.

    Side note:
    The strawberries I saw today were mutated. They had placed the really bad ones at the bottom of the basket. (central California)

    Plants, animals, ecosystems have been and are being affected.
    They should mention this too.

    Accumulation is continuing.
    Maybe, that should also be mentioned.


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  • yogda yogda

    Maybe this is one of the reasons so much attention is being put on N. Korea.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Denial is just a river in Egypt. Diversion is any place you are taken to except the truth.


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Some people, unfortunately in power, want to justify all the build up of nuclear power plants to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. So instead of admitting the mistakes, they want to try out the weapons and to subjugate everyone around the globe. They are too stupid to see that this is extremely self-destructive behavior. From what I am reading, nuclear war will set off WWIII, and is planned as a card in the illuminati deck of cards.


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  • amberlight amberlight

    Radioactive iodine was merely the first wave to hit following the Fuku meltdown and they are only now addressing the effects in this country. What will the "experts" observe when the effects of cesium and other radionuclides become widely known?

    The critics of this report prefer to err on the side of caution… the side in favor of the nuclear industry, that is. The stupidity and criminality of waiting to see if radioactive particles are harmful to living things before curbing the use of nuclear power and depleted uranium is absolutely stunning.


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    • PolioLioUS

      Radioactive iodine never made it to the US. This 'study' by a rabid anti-nuclear agitator is complete balderdash. Statistics can be badly misused, and Caldicott, Mangano, and others continually misuse them. If 6 children out of 2.5 million get hypothyroidism in 2009, and then 9 get it in 2011, it is a 50% increase – HOWEVER, it is still a 0.000003 rate of hypothyroidism.
      Mangano didn't use measurements of volatile iodine isotopes (the only radionuclides that can cause hypothyroidism)- he used beta particulate measurements (Cs. Sr. etc.). There is no connection.


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Anti-nuclear advocates already have scientific proof of the deathly effects of radioactive poisoning. They aren't a group of people who are anti-nuclear as an ideology, but as scientists trying to preserve life. Nuclear scientists should have been required to study biology extensively. There is so much specialization in academic studies, the results are a complete lack of wisdom. Medical doctors have to deal daily with the diseases caused by nuclear radiation. Those in favor of nuclear energy are not scientists who study life, but ideologues living in a social milieu totally divorced from reality.


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        The reason the rise of congenital hypothyroidism in children is so significant is because without radioactive iodine, thyroid cancer is extremely rare in children. Also the jet stream carries radionuclides in just 3 or 4 days from Japan to the west coast of North America. When there are such huge amounts of radioactive iodine, even with the nuclide that has a half life of 8 days, there are still huge amounts still bombarding the US. The fetus is the life form most affected by radiation poisoning.


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        • ML

          Remember cesium damages the thyroid and is one of the organs it concentrates in with internal exposure. And hypothyroidism in infants also leads to mental impairments and not just growth impairment.


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      • gottagetoffthegrid

        Iodine made it to the us, polio dude

        First chart asshat
        http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/UCBAirSampling/MilkSampling


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      • The_New_Normal The_New_Normal

        Leaving aside your own use of statistics to belittle each individual, there's some evidence radioactive iodine reached the USA. Proving a counterfactual is difficult, but you must have something to back up your clearly firm belief.
        Here's some results I found quickly:

        http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/UCBAirSampling/RainWaterSampling


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  • We Not They Finally

    We'd like to be a fly on the wall at ABC San Diego and see how this made it to a major network and who made it happen. It has to keep happening.


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      'Limited hangout':

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout

      There's too much info coming out they don't want people to see, so until they can censor the Net, they'll do their best to slow it down. The story focuses on the 'West Coast'. We all know the bulk of the Fuku radiation came into the PNW, went east along the Canadian/US border, and spread across the US after it breached the Rockies.

      Watch 'On The Beach' to see where we're headed. And before it disappears off of YouTube. Frightening.


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  • ML

    Check out Naoto Kan, Former Prime Minister of Japan describe the situation he faced with 10 nuclear reactors and 11 spent fuel pools in jeapordy between Daiichi and Daini (only 7.5 miles apart). He concludes nuclear power cannot be part of a future energy policy, and cites his reasons.
    This starts at 12 min into the video from Caldicott's symposium in New York in March 2013. Here is the link: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf#
    So this is a more realistic picture of how bad the situation loomed in March 2011, but really doesn't address how serious it still is.


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    • ML

      After about 26 minutes into the above cited video link, there is a factual talk by Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control. He laments that so many must now live in a radioactive world, but focuses on Japan. He also comes to the conclusion that there is no future for nuclear energy.


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    I suppose this is off topic, but I don't know where else to put it.

    About this time last year, I reported (in here) that after a rare (for SE New Mexico) 11 inch snow, I was finding between 1 and 4 dead dove a day. ALL were on the ground looking as if they were asleep. This was a buffet for hawks and roadrunners, and continued for several months. Close (at least as close as I dared) look at the dead doves, told me they indeed looked as if asleep, and some had their eyes half open.

    This year no dead doves but absolutely no hawks. Friends I have talked to say they have not seen any hawks either. There are very few live doves, and sparrows but so far, no other birds.

    I live a few miles West of Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, which sees thousands of sandhill cranes, geese, and even pelicans each winter. Not much this year.

    I suppose we will see if children are affected.


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    • PolioLioUS

      For 60 years, people eating venison, caribou, moose, all of which eat cesium-137-laden lichen from fallout around the earth – have been found to have uptakes of cesium. This is millions of people. The small (10-50 nCi) uptakes are replace by potassium by the body within 100-200 days. They have not all died. Why? We each have 90-120 nCi of K-40 in our bodies from potassium naturally. We do not get affected by such small amounts of internal radiation.
      The radiation dose to an adult thyroid was calculated at 1 mrem, from the measured iodine-131 from rainwater in Cal., and that is from drinking milk too. Yes, it was 7X larger for infants, but that is still too small to cause increases in hypoT. Unless you spent the last half of March, 2011 eating all the kelp you could find in Cal, coasts, you are unaffected.


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  • retali8 retali8

    notice they(tepco ala tepscum) are just starting to report "mishaps", because people are clicking on to this, and they(tepco) wanna save there sorry asses
    the news has all come 2 years too late, most enenews' users who have followed since day 1 have known we are fighting a losing battle here and we are desperate for new technology, firstly start with those coriums reported to be KM's under the plant. Tepco u really have started to panic and release some "breaking" news, all of which is too little too late.


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  • m a x l i

    "Pollution which may never truly be cleaned up"

    What utter nonsense! This is like getting a phone call from your local hospital: "Sorry, your grandfather died. He may never truly recover."


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    • PolioLioUS

      Every radioactive atom decays. None stay around forever. I-131, 8 days halflife, gone in a few weeks. Cs-137, 30 year half-life, gone in a couple hundred years. Corium? well, might as well be forever, but it too will someday be gone – likely far after we are.


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        “Uranium-235 has a half-life of 703.8 million years.”
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Mack
        March 8, 2013 at 12:43 am •
        —-> Dr. Gould and Dr. Sternglass found a statistically significant increase of 1,000,000 deaths after Three Mile Island.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCgSWpyARg&feature=youtu.be

        —–> And Dr. Sherman explains the 1,000,000 casualties from Chernobyl:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc72kT_gFNQ

        http://enenews.com/radiation-expert-fukushima-radioactivity-very-high-declining-health-risk-played-down-be-dealt-childrens-playgrounds-200-times-normal-levels/comment-page-1


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected
        “Chernobyl, the worst nuclear accident in history, created an inadvertent laboratory to study the impacts of radiation — and more than twenty years later, the site still holds surprises.
        “Reinhabiting the large exclusion zone around the accident site may have to wait longer than expected. Radioactive cesium isn’t disappearing from the environment as quickly as predicted, according to new research presented here Monday at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Cesium 137′s half-life — the time it takes for half of a given amount of material to decay — is 30 years. In addition to that, cesium-137’s total ecological half-life — the time for half the cesium to disappear from the local environment through processes such as migration, weathering, and removal by organisms is also typically 30 years or less, but the amount of cesium in soil near Chernobyl isn’t decreasing nearly that fast. And scientists don’t know why.
        “It stands to reason that at some point the Ukrainian government would like to be able to use that land again, but the scientists have calculated that what they call cesium’s “ecological half-life” — the time for half the cesium to disappear from the local environment — is between 180 and 320 years.


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      • gottagetoffthegrid

        Polio dude, nice obfuscation

        Here, I'll give you a hundredth of a gram of I131, it will be gone in 80 days. But what did it turn into ? How many beta emissions occurred in those 3 months? It's a simple calculation.

        Heres a gram of Cs137 it'll be gone in 300 yrs what did it turn into?
        How many beta/gamma emissions?

        Asshat. Once again, no credibility as is the case with all liars


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    How many lives must be lost in pain and suffering, how many deformed and retarded children, before the perpetrators and enablers of this planet wide catastrophe loose their right to their positions, even their right to exist? For many, it seems a moral issue; be good, tolerant, peaceful etc. But for others, its as if you had a nest of scorpions or deadly vipers in the house. Surely….surely, you remove them before more family is killed?


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      perhaps it's eluding you, CodeShutdown, but they're also 'removing' themselves. True…even greater numbers of us are going in the 'process'. Can't have yellow cake and eat it too…out of the ashes…upwards and onwards of the state…of disarray…for the union…


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Of course its obvious the poisons will affect one and all. How could that elude anyone? Why do you say this?

        Nevertheless, shouldn't the people who continue to promote nuclear, the lying obfuscating reckless mass killers be removed from their positions, and all nuclear decommissioned? Shouldn't the people censoring the flow of information be removed from their position? Shouldn't the political leaders who cheat, lie, rape and pillage, be removed…ideally? Yes, they should be warned, and then if they dont change their ways, a ninja or other agent should take them out, if at all possible. That is because they either lack moral or intellectual capacity to be entrusted with the ecology of the earth. Or do you feel otherwise?


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        • CB CB

          Im a Ninja! But I still can't split an atom. Not like Tepco.


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          @CodeShutdown: I appreciate anyone who believes in and desires true justice.

          I'm curious if any of what you'd protest has been brought to the attention of those in power? If so, is it likely they're going to see the error of their ways and step-down from their positions of privilege and power? If history's been any lesson, we know they have no intention of accepting the hangman's noose of the people's justice. How then are they to be removed? They'll burn the planet before they allow themselves to be brought to justice; and obviously have the means to do so. Unless I'm willing to further their agenda, violence-as-solution is not an option in my playbook.

          We now know, these people planned decades (if not centuries) in advance, to achieve and maintain power. Unfortunately for them, their plans were constructed around temporal insularity. They never actualized nature's influence over their tenuous existence. So, while they may have co-opted justice, such was never-ever truly in their back pocket. So now, we're witnessing a reconciling justice descending upon all; innocent and guilty alike. And the uncontrolled loss of so many innocents is key to the process of change.

          Like the folded steel of the Samurai's sword, we are to purged of thousands of years of spiritual impurities before the final quenching plunge. Neat thing is, you're here to witness the process! Future generations will only know of it…


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Youre lucky your immune system does not think like you do, Aftershock. Of course, if everyone was aware and on the same page, we could simply ignore the corrupt, but, alas, its not that way. Exactly what peaceful solution are you planning on? Sounds like extinction….well Im with you there. The occupy movement; peaceful exercise in futility. What were they expecting? Like SophieQ alluded to, sometimes eliminating a killer is more peaceful than complacence. What is the White Dragon Society doing anyway?


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Too bad the people that said there was no chance of nuclear catastrophe were wrong. Too bad those who thought we could use reason and dialogue to stop the insanity were wrong. Too bad Those who thought Aliens would save us at the last moment were wrong. Too bad those who thought the rule of law would let justice prevail were wrong. Too bad the people that thought politicians, scientists, businessmen….the leaders and the followers were all good and had the best at heart, (except a few bad apples) were simply wrong. Too bad the positive thinkers, or the ones who thought a spiritual force would rescue us were wrong. They were all wrong; theres no doubt, otherwise we wouldnt be here now. Now what? How will the mentally retarded, handicapped generations to come even manage the infrastructure of civilization?


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    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Perhaps we have lost that privilege, failed the test, got put in time out or we are taking a step back so we can take two forward again. The one thing that is for sure is that it, Nuclear Holocaust, is happening to large parts of the northern hemisphere. The general public can not talk about it all they want but that will not stop it from creating a genuine Idiocracy style future at best. Remeber, it's got electrolytes!


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      like that list CodeShutdown…


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    • Anthony Anthony

      I really hate most of what you are saying here, but it is loaded with legitimate truths and observation.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Most days we all hate what's being said here. I pray every day I wake up that we're all wrong about this.

        But those damn facts keep leaking out . . .


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  • nedlifromvermont

    No worries … our new contributor, Health Physicist dude, with polio in his screen name, says "Not to worry …" Why do I not feel reassured …

    these "health physicist" types are nuclear power apologists and, although they sound 'scientific' are not to be generally believed …

    the entire "field" of health physics is a stupid waste of time trying to bolster nuclear power's bonafides …

    I don't think these posts are appropriate for this site, but it does give us a flavor of what we're up against …

    Health physics my ass. Get a different degree. We don't believe you radiation purveyors any more. Iodine-131 half life, eight days, few weeks, it's gone … except for ongoing recriticalities and then "We're back" with all our carcinogenic and mutagenic and even teratogenic brothers and sisters. Put that in your health physics crack pipe and go smoke it in your own containment.

    peace …


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      agreed nedli. We're long past the days where a piece of paper infers credibility. Besides, these are the very people who undermined their own 'professional' credibility when they sold-out. So now, when I hear one of these shills saying there's no risk, I start looking for the nearest door…


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Polio dude is not a health physicist. We need our real health physicist whistleblowers:

      “After decades as a "pillar of the nuclear establishment", Morgan had a "change of heart" about nuclear weapons production and nuclear power. He began to offer court testimony which was friendly to people who said they had been harmed by nuclear weapons and the nuclear power industry. In October 1982, he testified in a lawsuit brought by nearly 1,200 people who accused the government of negligence in atomic weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s, which they said had caused leukemia and other cancers. Morgan, then 75 years old, testified that radiation protection measures in the tests were substandard.[6]
      “Morgan also testified on behalf of Navajo uranium miners and their survivors, saying government officials had known about mine radiation dangers but had not protected the miners. He also testified in the case of Karen Silkwood against Kerr-McGee.[6]…”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Z._Morgan


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Manager says safety issues are ignored at Hanford nuclear site
        Donna Busche, a nuclear engineer and health physicist, files a suit alleging that executives tried to dissuade her from raising warnings about serious problems with the waste site's design.
        February 13, 2013
        http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/13/nation/la-na-hanford-safety-20130214


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        'Shut Down San Onofre': The New Front Line in the Fight Against Nuclear Power
        “…Edward Bussey, who worked at the plant as a health physics technician, sued SCE in state court after he was fired in 2006. He said the firing was retaliation for complaining about safety issues to his supervisors and the NRC. According to the LA Times, SCE got the case moved to federal court, where a judge dismissed it, declaring that ‘wrongful-termination claims didn't apply in a federal enclave.’…”
        http://www.thenation.com/blog/168746/shut-down-san-onofre-new-front-line-fight-against-nuclear-power#


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Investigation: Revelations about Three Mile Island raise doubts over nuclear plant safety
        “’What happened at TMI was a whole lot worse than what has been reported,’ Randall Thompson told Facing South. ‘Hundreds of times worse.’
        “Thompson and his wife, Joy, a nuclear health physicist who also worked at TMI in the disaster’s aftermath, claim that what they witnessed there was a public health tragedy. The Thompsons also warn that the government’s failure to acknowledge the full scope of the disaster is leading officials to underestimate the risks posed by a new generation of nuclear power plants….”
        http://www.rockthecapital.com/03/15/investigation-revelations-mile-island-raise-doubts-nuclear-plant-safety/


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Pe Faces $50,000 Fine For Firing Whistle-blower
        February 11, 1987|
        “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed fining the Philadelphia Electric Co. $50,000 for firing a whistle-blower at one of its nuclear power plants, the NRC announced yesterday.
        “The whistle-blower, a health physicist who was exposed to radioactive gas at PE's Peach Bottom reactor, was fired when PE officials feared he would report the incident to the NRC, agency officials charge….

        “The NRC has fined PE $485,000 since 1983 for violating a series of safety and radiation protection measures at the Peach Bottom plant in Delta, York County, a small town that straddles the Pennsylvania-Maryland border.
        “PE also operates the Limerick nuclear power plant in Montgomery County, about 25 miles south of Allentown….
        .
        “An internal investigation discovered a discrepancy between the hand-held detector, which found that high concentrations of radiation were released that day, and the plant's stationary monitors, which detected much lower levels, according to NRC reports….”

        http://articles.mcall.com/1987-02-11/news/2564434_1_nrc-nuclear-power-plant-plant-officials


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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Remembering Three Mile Island
        “…The first is a letter by nuclear whistleblower Paul Blanch to Dr. Rosalie Bertell, an epidemiologist and expert in the health affects of low-level radiation. You can find a copy of the letter online here….
        “The following statement was made by Jane Rickover, daughter-in-law of Admiral Hyman Rickover, who was known as the ‘Father of the Nuclear Navy."’…
        “’ In May, 1983, my father-in-law, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, told me that at the time of the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor accident, a full report was commissioned by President Jimmy Carter. He [my father-in-law] said that the report, if published in its entirety, would have destroyed the civilian nuclear power industry because the accident at Three Mile Island was infinitely more dangerous than was ever made public. he told me that he had used his enormous personal influence with President Carter to persuade him to publish the report only in a highly "diluted" form. The President himself had originally wished the full report to be made public.

        “In November, 1985, my father-in-law told me that he had come to deeply regret his action in persuading President Carter to suppress the most alarming aspects of that report….’…”

        http://www.hometownhazards.com/2007/03/remembering-three-mile-island.html


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    • hbjon hbjon

      “Those of us that have been interested in the accident in Fukushima have also been working on an extremely complex jigsaw puzzle.” Some of us had to start from scratch, and some of the more informed Enewsers have started with large sections of the puzzle assembled. Most of my friends here and fellow Enewsers present a piece that I can personally use and helps build a link to another piece, but at times a less informed commentator tries to force pieces in that do not fit the prevailing wisdom of what has already been elaborated and accepted as the truth. With consideration to the gravity of the situation one accepts that information is strongly guarded with respect to any health dangers or long term threats to life and property. Everyone needs to modify their beliefs when a factually piece of information obtrudes upon their notice. When people see thousands of sick sea lions, dead fish, dead birds, and mutated vegetation, they innately feel concerned and anxious about it. Even the most effective problem solvers among us are being confounded by missing, deleted and incomplete information. The biggest section of my puzzle is and always has been the quantity and effects of the releases into the ocean, land, and air from this disaster. From that sector, one can branch off in several different directions. This is getting long winded so I’ll finish by reminding those that, with respect to halflives, half of an infinite number is a gargantuan number that is diminished with dilution.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      Thank you nedlifromvermont.


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    • Trawling4Trolls

      Polio from Seattle said, "Radioactive iodine never made it to the US." Really? I recall reading of measures shortly after Fuku where it was detected all across the South. I have lurked forever here and on ex-SKF and have a memory like an elephant.

      Someone here on enenews left this ratical.org link on here last week or so, this is why iodine is dangerous for fetuses,

      Dr. Ernest Sternglass,
      " .. Clearly, if the excess deaths were connected with the radioactive iodine released from the plant, then they should be associated with underweight births or immaturity, since damage to the fetal thyroid would slow down the normal rapid growth and development of the baby in the last few months before birth. The development of the lungs, which have to be ready to begin breathing at the moment of birth, is one of the most critical phases of late fetal development. .. "

      " .. since by the time the baby in the mother's womb had reached the sixth or seventh month of development, all the major organs had already fully developed. Thus, only some six to seven months after the accident would one expect some increase in serious physical malformations, since these infants would have been exposed to radiation in the first three months of development of critical-organ formation."

      http://www.ratical.org/radiation/SecretFallout/SFchp18.html

      Once absorbed "iodine has a biological half-life of about 100 days for the body as a whole."

      Reactor meltdowns produce reliable…


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  • CB CB

    ABC?………whats that? MSM still sucks. They have tried nothing and it didn't work. Talk to your sheeple, thier in the pasture.


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  • pepperland pepperland

    2nd @anne
    your much appreciated for your research……..Is anyone having trouble viewing the video from abc10 ?
    I've tried twice now…..


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  • AB AB

    Effects of Hypothyroidism on Infants and Children

    Children of Untreated Mothers. Children born to untreated pregnant women with hypothyroidism are at risk for impaired mental performance, including attention problems and verbal impairment. Studies of children of women with subclinical hypothyroidism are less clear, with some reporting lower IQs in such children and others reporting no significant problems.

    Effects of Hypothyroidism During Infancy. Transient hypothyroidism is common among premature infants. Although temporary, severe cases can cause difficulties in neurologic and mental development.

    Infants born with permanent congenital (inborn) hypothyroidism need to receive treatment as soon as possible after birth to prevent mental retardation, stunted growth, and other aspects of abnormal development (a syndrome referred to as cretinism). Untreated infants can lose up to three to five IQ points per month during the first year. An early start of lifelong treatment avoids or minimizes this damage. Even with early treatment, however, mild problems in memory, attention, and mental processing may persist into adolescence and adulthood.

    Effects of Childhood-Onset Hypothyroidism. If hypothyroidism develops in children older than 2 years, mental retardation is not a danger, but physical growth may be slowed and new teeth delayed. If treatment is delayed, adult growth could be affected.
    http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/who_gets_hypothyroidism_000038_5.htm


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  • jec jec

    Just tell the mothers with the miscarriages/still births and the births of premature infants, one lived born at 22 weeks! Tell them about the issues and dangers. At least allow us to know and make decisions on what steps to take to protect our children before its too late. For some, it already is, as the report suggests.

    So what we have Obamacare–if our children are so damaged they don't survive. Where is the US government, the EPA and the other agencies who are to protect the public? Cut THOSE jobs where employees have covered up the dangers .those are useless payrolls.

    Sorry, I just had to vent–as I see my daughter fight her thyroid cancer daily (outside thyroid, shows in lungs..etc etc). She is 10+ years into her battle..needs more treatments as some as its safe to hit her again with the chemo and radiation. She is a twofer..like myself, a downwinder from WA state and was in the fallout from Chernobyl in the radiated area of Germany for a year in her early teens before we left in 1987…I ask myself daily..WHY? And watch my daughter who was born in 1987 in Germany–who has thyroid issues..and wait.


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  • Here's a visual aid.. when talking about half-life.
    The number and effects is just the first block in this diagram… and generally not the WORST of them… and they all emit radiations.

    http://www.4shared.com/download/o9sOuopX/U-238_Decay.png?tsid=20130406-135656-457c3060

    http://www.4shared.com/download/CzuYRUX2/Np-237_Decay.png?tsid=20130406-140115-557110e4

    As you can see, these two over-lap, and these are only valid chains when sequestered in isolation in a lab, let them react with others in the wild…??

    All bets on time-frames are OFF! You have them recombinant and random fissions to other elements! Elements with completely different half-lives!


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  • Out of all that nukes MAY produce in gigawatts of power.. the fact is they only contributed 36 gigawatts over the summer high-peak season.

    http://www.4shared.com/download/iThtTkq3/Power_Map_1.JPG?tsid=20130406-141434-f4820b95

    We installed 13 gigawatts of renewable power in 2012, with 5 in just the single month of December. We could easily replace all they produce in under 6 months!

    To stop this, they are shutting down non-nuclear power plants… to justify the nukes. Is sabotage of their own plants beyond them..? I say, nope! They collect INSURANCE on those! Funny, they couldn't find ANYONE who would insure a nuclear plant. What does that tell you?

    And as for "Clean Energy" nonsense pertaining to nukes.. better read this, it's a yearly report on Pilgrim and it's monthly "Scheduled Releases" of radioactive content to the environment!

    YES !!>.. They ALL DO THIS AS NEEDED… and yes it's needed to keep the PILE clean enough to run right! So what if it's causing CANCER and deformity and deaths!

    Pilgrim Report;;;:

    http://www.4shared.com/download/WDLiImNu/Pill-Spew.jpg?tsid=20130406-142221-ee633ab4


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    • ion jean ion jean

      Thanks for your great info and links…I am reading ebook Killing Our Own right now and thought I would drop in this historic clip:

      Before 1969 only a tiny handful of scientists had considered the issue of leaking reactors at all. The leaks in general came from the breakdown of fuel sheathing in the controlled but superhot reactor core. As cooling water flows around the core, it picks up radioactive isotopes, itself becomes radioactive, and carries that through the maze of pipes and valves around the plant.

      Some of the emitters then escape through the plant stacks as gases and particulate matter, in particular lethal isotopes of iodine, strontium, cobalt, carbon, cesium, and noble gases. Some–particularly tritium–are also flushed out with waste water and into local rivers and the oceans. Some neutrons and gamma radiation also penetrate the containment vessel that tops the reactor. Such releases are an ongoing aspect of normal power reactor operations.


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      • ion jean ion jean

        Adding to this is the constant retrofitting and/or removal of valves and pipes to run more "economically" for the utilities and their investors…leaving us, the Sheeple,

        Once again caked in fallout dust…"oh, honey, the doctor thinks it's just the flu!"


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well..you see..the UN..and just about everyone among TPTB..knew exactly when the radioactive plume would hit California…and EVERYWHERE else in the world.
    Just as they know..exactly the amount of emissions coming from Fukushima NOW..along with the position of the tsunami garbage…and radioactive content.

    Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume
    March 16 2011

    "United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/science/17plume.html?hp&_r=0

    Results were 'redacted'..and underplayed.


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  • here's a link.. to see just how much your local reactors are dumping during a yeas time.. by the book..

    http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ops-experience/tritium/plant-info.html


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    PolioLioUS,
    I am shocked that you can not see that huge forest standing directly in front of you, because of all the trees that are standing in the way of your brain waves.

    Go read a scientific book and then go to the hospital and take and/or volunteer for some chemo therapy treatments, even if you do not need any yet. Experience the "good life" you are promoting.

    Your flippant comments will not help the billions of animal species that will be soon be dying of cancer/disease globally in the very near future.

    The sea lions are only a symptom of what a Nuclear future is bringing to our planet.

    There is a rumor that North Korea is going to target Nuclear Power Plants when all hell breaks loose and tell me why they would not target a Nuclear Power Plant with a Nuclear Weapon?

    Double the bang for your buck some would say.

    Russia may do the same.
    http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/the-rise-of-the-east-russian-bomber-conducts-practice-strikes-on-us-missile-defenses-in-asia/

    Not so flippant anymore are you?


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  • Spirit Wings Spirit Wings

    See http://www.drsircus.com for healing cancer nonallopathically. He gives iodine to his own children. He will be posting his update on Fukushima any minute.


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  • Here's the FULL SPECTRUM graph buddy-boy Nuke Shill-man!

    http://www.4shared.com/download/xGb6lkZU/CA_Baker_G-4-5.JPG?tsid=20130406-202026-8071d18a

    And Just so there's no mistakes..? I made a color-coded chart.. shows what the contents of each line ARE !!

    http://www.4shared.com/download/1ZrukUPU/Isotope-Chart.jpg?tsid=20130406-202329-bcbd61d2

    And also will show you an UNMODIFIED reading from the EPA systems.!
    http://www.4shared.com/download/-spMNj-L/CA_Baker_B-4-5.JPG?tsid=20130406-202500-a3bd4769

    Go suck-down some more Gov supplied food and drinks… I'm sure you will understand the truth when your eventually hospitalized.!


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      @ PattieB. Many thanks for all your immense work. Bakersfield is also downwind from Canyon Diablo, NPP. In Denver, the beta count rate hits 250 all the time. It is downwind from decommissioned St Vrain NPP and supposedly cleaned up Rocky Flats weapons plant, but still contains the same amount of plutonium in the soil as before clean up.

      My younger sister, in southern California has breast cancer for the second time. She saw an above ground nuclear test in Nevada, was close to the Santa Suzanna disaster in 1959. And my father even took her to the Santa Suzanna site once, where he worked as a hydrolic engineer in the space program. They have her on so many drugs that she is at peace with her up coming death.

      The ignorance and deceit being perpetuated still today is appalling. And the Russians are putting mobile NPPs on the ocean. Seems like most people can't be educated because they have been hypnotized by TV, flouride, barium, cell phones, and radiation poisoning, to name just a few of the toxins destroying the earth.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    I know a girl, a little like Joan on Mad Men (series). She had a baby who promptly got a brain tumor. Baby died, but not after chemo and radiation. Medical bills then destroyed their lives the rest of the way. The apathetic shall inherit the world of the corrupt, and it shall be an unspeakable bummer.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      –but not UNTIL after receiving added insults and misery of chemo and radiation—

      fired my proofreader. Sorry for the placement in the thread also…


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        No need to be sorry, CS. A bit of the harsh reality of this disaster helps keep us focused.

        In 'On The Beach', parents gave their children suicide pills when the got the rad sickness. Today the health industry bleeds the parents dry with medical bills, and the patient's outcome is the same.

        No easy answers.


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  • Spirit Wings Spirit Wings

    @maxli
    I really liked your analogy. No dumbed down folks at enenews. Some really sharp commentary. This site eases the pain for sure.


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  • mairs mairs

    Interesting. My parents watched a nuclear mushroom cloud back in the 50's during the tests in the Nevada desert. My mother said it was so immense. She ended up with thyroid cancer several years later and even then her doctors thought it was from being exposed to radiation during that test. She was pregnant with me and I had hypothyroidism when I was a child and had to take medication for it. It makes you so tired all the time.


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  • 4.98 uSv/hr in San Diego right now.. not healthy..!


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  • Sickputer

    The water along the west coast is getting worse daily. But the air pollution gets worse by the second courtesy of the jetstream:

    http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif

    SP: Look out residents Arizona, Utah and all points west… We have a nasty load of Fukushima crap barreling across the country and onward to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. On the Beach scenario? If the plant workers are forced out by out of control radiation then things will accelerate. The emissions looked pretty bad on the Fulu1 time lapse feeds last night. Stay inside as much as possible using HEPA filters and especially stay out of the rain.

    Hot radioactive gases rising to the jetstream and 40 hours later they pass over the North American continent. Every day for the next million years.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    "Critics say there is still no direct evidence those radiation levels can harm humans."

    I'm sure all the idiots at Fox Noise, MSNBC, CNN and all the other corporately owned news outlets will say whatever their master tell them to say.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    RT video..

    ALERT: Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Effecting U.S. West Coast ~ April 3, 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF1zZM9wASk


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    No Fukushima in California!
    April 14 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok9HTyasopo


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  • FDGRGE

    (Likely an aftershock). Just Hoping that the fukushima fault stays dormant during this episode. https://www.rebelmouse.com/truthaboutcellulitereviewsx/


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  • FDGRGE

    What other contractor can say they were involved in the design process of an all-electric service vehicle? Not many! Robichaud is a great example of a contractor on the cutting-edge of technology. https://www.rebelmouse.com/oldschoolnewbodypdfreview/


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  • williama

    In addition, de-clutter the home. Eliminate everything that you can and just leave the fundamentals. Tables, seats, lights, couch – maybe a bookcase or two. http://www.quickmove.com/


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    [cont.]
    americium-241 432.3 y -molybdenum-99 66.0 h -neptunium-237 2,140,000 y -rubidium-86 18.7 d -antimony-124 60.2 d -cobalt-58 70.8 d -curium-242 162.8 d -manganese-54 312.5 d -praseodymium-144 17.3 m -xenon-133m 2.2 d -tin-126 10,000 y -iron-55 2.7 y -tin-119m 293 d -uranium-235 703,800,000 y -technetium-99 213,000 y -europium-152 13.3 y -samarium-151 90 y -rhodium-106 29.9 s -uranium-236 23,400,00 y -rhodium-103m 56.1 m -silver 108m 127 y -barium-137m 2.6 m -tellurium-129 69.6 m -promethium-149 53.1 h -technetium-99m 6.0 h -thorium-234 24.1 d -plutonium-236 2.9 y -iodine-133 20.8 h -curium-244 18.1 y -plutonium-242 376,000 -cadmium-115 53.5 h -americium-243 7,380 y -zinc-65 243.9 d -cesium-132 6.5 d -uranium-234 244,500 y -zirconium-93 1,530,000 y -samarium-153 46.7 h -cesium-135 2,300,000 y -nickel-63 96 y -chromium-51 27.7 d -tin-117m 13.6 d -gadolinium-153 242 d -tritium (H-3) 12.4 y 200,0003carbon-14 5,730 y 554cerium-143 33 h -curium-243 28.5 y -tin-121m 55 y -cadmium-109 464 d -


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    [cont.]
    antimony-122 2.7 d -indium-115m 4.5 h -xenon-129m 8.0 d -niobium-94 20,300 y -plutonium-237 45.3 d -holmium-166m 1,230 y -protactinium-231 32,760 y -nickel-59 75,000 y -xenon-127 36.4 d -thorium-231 25.5 h -niobium-93m 13.6 y -gallium-72 14.1 h -arsenic-77 38.8 h -thorium-228 1.9 y -bromine-82 35.3 h -silver-110 24.6 s -actinium-227 21.8 y -curium-245 8,500 y -samarium-147 106,000,000,000 y -radon-224 3.7 d -tin-121 27.1 h -thulium-170 128.6 d -thorium-230 77,000 y -radon-220 55.6 s -beryllium-10 1,600,000 y -curium-246 4,730 y -lead-212 10.6 d -curium-241 32.8 d -silver-108 2.4 m -thorium-229 7,340 y -zirconium-97 16.9 h -copper-67 61.9 h -krypton-81 210,000 y -bismuth-212 60.6 m -nickel-66 64.6 h -arsenic-76 26.3 h -niobium-97 72.1 m -thorium-232 14,050,000,000 y -radon-222 3.8 d -thallium-208 3.1 m -niobium-97m 60 s -praseodymium-142 19.13 h -radon-225 14.8 d -indium-115 500,000,000,000,000 y -barium-135 m 28.7 h -thulium-171 1.9 y -iodine-130 12.4 h -lead-210 22.3 y -radium-226 1,600 y -gadolinium-152 108,000,000,000,000 y -


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    [cont.]
    polonium-210 138.4 d -radium-228 5.8 y -krypton-79 35 h -palladium-109 13.4 h -uranium-240 14.1 h -bismuth-210 5 d -scandium-48 43.7 h -curium-248 339,000 y -actinium-228 6.1 h -berkelium-249 320 d -sodium-24 15 h -lead-214 26.8 m -bismuth-214 19.9 m -xenon-135 9.1 h -copper-64 12.7 h -californium-249 350.6 y -calcium-47 4.5 d -strontium-91 9.5 h -yttrium-91m 49.7 m -magnesium-28 20.9 h -aluminum-28 2.2 m -europium-152m 9.3 h -argon-41 1.83 h 9,000,0005.
    In any nuke plant ‘accident’, at least these
    substances should be studied, published. Why is it notdone?
    Because there are no accidents
    …:Be7, Au198, Au199, Mn54, Co60, Fe59, Ag109, Nb95, Nb95m, Sr89, Sr90, Y90, Y91, Pb103,U239, U240, Am241, Cm242, Zr95, Rh106-Ru106, Ce144-Pr144, I-130, I-132, I133, I135, Na24and Tb161.’ Americium-243/241, Plutonium-244/240/239/238 , Uranium-235/234 (active 10 –6500 yrs). Most common fallout contaminants are carbon-14, cesium-137, zirconium-94,ruthenium-106, strontium-90, cerium-144, iodine-131.
    But of course accidents happen yearly basis
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/75702475/Man-Made-Nuclear-Holocaust

    http://hanford-downwinders.tribe.net/thread/27ac20d9-46ee-4fd7-9fae-15a0be3a7665


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  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    @anne

    Thank you so very much for the post. It could never be said enough for everyone to have read it. Your work is appreciated.

    Why does ABC news only post this in San Diego? Why not nationwide and in more depth? I know who is culpable.


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  • I don't know why this keeps posting … WAY BACK UP THE STRING>>!!!????

    But here it is again!

    Here's the FULL SPECTRUM graph buddy-boy Nuke Shill-man!

    http://www.4shared.com/download/xGb6lkZU/CA_Baker_G-4-5.JPG?tsid=20130406-202026-8071d18a

    And Just so there's no mistakes..? I made a color-coded chart.. shows what the contents of each line ARE !!

    http://www.4shared.com/download/1ZrukUPU/Isotope-Chart.jpg?tsid=20130406-202329-bcbd61d2

    And also will show you an UNMODIFIED reading from the EPA systems.!
    http://www.4shared.com/download/-spMNj-L/CA_Baker_B-4-5.JPG?tsid=20130406-202500-a3bd4769

    Go suck-down some more Gov supplied food and drinks… I'm sure you will understand the truth when your eventually hospitalized.!


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  • irhologram

    Of course, that does make Jim Stone a plagiarist thief… So…


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  • irhologram

    Correction in what may have been poorly communicated. The author of the educate yourself link above may be Makow's only source for labeling Jim Stone a disinformation agent because the penn name, Jim Stone, stole the material and posted it as if his own on all related blogs. That may have made the true author arrive at the conclusion "Jim Stone" is a government agent.


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  • if it's 4.98 uSv/hr in San Diego right now.. not healthy..! How bad must the water there be..?


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    I've read that Makow and Jim Stone are the same person. The information I posted was contradictory. I personally believe that Jim Stone is pro nuclear. He has never spoken out or written against MOX fuel. I think he is trying to deflect from the fact that the nuclear industry is even more than a complete failure as a technology. It is rapidly destroying the whole earth.

    The North Korea brohaha is also a deflection from the fact that the US is being destroyed internally by its radiation spewing nuclear power plants and exponentially growing nuclear waste. The failure in Japan is being repeated in the US by the very same people responsible for extinction nuclear technology.


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