“Bizarre, milky rain” falls for days by most contaminated nuclear site in U.S. — Expert: I’ve never seen anything like it — TV: Very unusual for our area — Nuke lab “didn’t collect enough to analyze… never planned to do real study” on mystery material — NOAA contaminates sample, then loses it (VIDEO)

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CNN, Feb 7, 2015 (emphasis added): Mysterious filth rained down… onto Washington and Oregon on Friday… described it as “white stuff” or “milky rain.” Rainwater filling a collector at the NWS [NOAA’s National Weather Service] looked like it was pulled from a muddy river.

Reuters, Feb 10, 2015: “We’re fairly certain it came from Nevada” [NWS] scientist Mary Wister said… federal scientists at the… Hanford nuclear site have suggested… winds may have carried ashfrom Japan‘s Sakurajima volcano… [Wister] cautioned that without a chemical analysis of the milky rain, it would be impossible to pinpoint its origins.

KNDU, Feb 10, 2015: Rare ‘Milky Rain’ Most Likely Traveled From Ancient Lake in Oregonnearly 500 miles away… [The] substance has not yet been scientifically confirmedOriginally, a large storm that hit northwest Nevada was blamed… “But the trajectory just didn’t add up,” said [NWS] meteorologist Mary Wister… “The wind direction would have carried the dust into western Montana.”

Oregonian, Feb 9, 2015: ‘Milky rain’ falling in Oregon, Washington still a big mystery to meteorologists — Meteorologists are stumped by the spooky “milky rain” over the past two days… “There are a whole bunch of theories,” [NWS meteorologist Robert Cramp] said. “But the reports are coming in from a limited area“… concentrated in the Columbia River Basin. — CAPTION: A bizarre, murky rain is reportedly leaving chalky spots on cars… [NWS] is reportedly testing it.

KPLU, Feb 10, 2015: Scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory [next to Hanford] intend to study the muddy rain this week. They have a theory that the sediment is ash from a Japanese volcano… the Benton Clean Air Agency [Hanford is in Benton County] also intends to test samples. They think the sediment might be from a southeast Oregon lake, a recently burned area in Oregon or possibly even Nevada dust… [NWS] also has a sample, but says it won’t test it… a weather service spokesman said the sample was likely contaminated [and its] whereabouts couldn’t be accounted for.

KUOW, Feb 9, 2015: Much of eastern Washington and Oregon was pelted with a dirty rain, but so far scientists do not agree on a cause… Scientists say… this 200-mile event… is unusual. Pacific Northwest National Laboratoryplans to test samples this week.

Live Science, Feb 13, 2015: Robin Priddy, director of Benton Clean Air [Agency said] it’s unclear where the dust came from, especially since it was a windless day, Priddy told Live Science…  it’s rare to see muddy rain in the winter, and the rain’s mysterious white color still has researchers scratching their headsThough researchers at Benton Clean Air took sampleslab technicians weren’t tasked with figuring out the origins of the sediment… Pacific Northwest National Laboratory also took samples, though later found they didn’t collect enough to analyze, said Mary Beckman, a lab spokeswoman. But the lab never planned to do a real study on the material, she said. “It was purely out of curiosity.”

KNDU, Feb 9, 2015: This… is very unusual for [the Tri-Cities area next to Hanford].

Mary Wister, NOAA NWS: “This is something that I have not personally seen in my career.”

Robin Priddy, Benton Clear Air Agency: “As much dust as we have around… it usually comes in sideways, not from the top when the air is still. Obviously, we were aware something pretty unusual was going on.” >> Watch the broadcast here

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  • Jack Jack

    NOAA lost the sample but don't worry, there's plenty more where that came from. Probably coal ash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6r0GqbH9Os

    • Environmental Scientist Marco Kaltofen PE – Interviewed About Global Fukushima Airborne Radiation Spread; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/environmental-scientist-marco-kaltofen.html

      • Bones Bones

        Ironic a scientist whom has done tests and found alarming levels of air pollution from all the different radionuclides, is never in a newspaper article being quoted or interviewed on TV. Only one view allowed.

        With so much "accidental" loss of these samples or damage/contamination rendering it non-useable, it's as if some people want to do their jobs, yet are prevented. As well as, certain people not wanting to do their jobs or get the real data out to the people. Either way, it's just simply pathetic and I don't care if you are pro-nuke. You should come to the same conclusion. What good is technology that can't be criticized? Not very… [What's pro-nuke even mean? Seriously? I want fusion reactors, of course, just not fission.] No public Japanese or American deserves such people that claim to watch over important aspects of our lives, and yet fail miserably EVERY SINGLE TIME.

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Why does he say "anti" nuke like it's a bad word? I'm proud to be antinuclear. They should be ashamed to be pronuclear. "Pro" should be a cuss word about now, IMHO. Pro nuclear means I'm either misinformed or a greedy, homicidally, ecocidally, deranged sociopath in a too compartmentalized field of megalomaniacs. Nuclear means killing. No ands, its, buts about it.

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Ands, ifs or buts.

        • Bones Bones

          I think you missed understood me, and that is probably my fault in not explaining myself concisely. Just because I think fusion reactors will be possible, doesn't mean I support fission reactors as we have now. I'd like a distributed network of power generation. Maybe, you just don't know me. I haven't posted in a bit.

          • melting mermaid melting mermaid

            Oh no Bones. I was just responding to the Dr good heart article. Not you. I know you're not pronuke. Peace.

          • Gentle Giant Gentle Giant

            Or maybe Bones is referring to Andrea Rossi's E-Cat which is being tested for commercial and industrial use right now. Instead of calling it cold fusion, it is called LENR (low energy nuclear reaction). No radio-active substances are needed for the reaction (nickel and a small amount of lithium) and no radio active waste is created after the reaction (only more stable isotopes of nickel, mostly). Excess energy by several hundred percent has been and is being proven and reproducible. It will put the dirty bombing fissioners out of business and give us a chance where we seem to have none at the moment.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

              Some scientists have declared it cold fusion, and a nuclear scam:

              “…Peter Ekström, lecturer at the Department of Nuclear Physics at Lund University in Sweden, concluded in May 2011, ‘I am convinced that the whole story is one big scam, and that it will be revealed in less than one year.’[16] He cited the unlikelihood of a chemical reaction being strong enough to overcome the Coulomb barrier, the lack of gamma rays, the lack of explanation for the origin of the extra energy, the lack of the expected radioactivity after fusing a proton with 58Ni, the unexplained occurrence of 11% iron in the spent fuel, the 10% copper in the spent fuel strangely having the same isotopic ratios as natural copper, and the lack of any unstable copper isotope in the spent fuel as if the reactor only produced stable isotopes.[16] Kjell Aleklett, physics professor at Uppsala University, said the percentage of copper was too high for any known reaction of nickel, and the copper had the same isotopic ratio as natural copper. He also stated, ‘Known chemical reactions cannot explain the amount of energy measured. A nuclear reaction can explain the amount of energy, but the knowledge we have today says that this reaction cannot take place.’[17] Scientific skeptic James Randi, discussing the E-Cat in the context of previous cold fusion claims, suggested that it will eventually be proven to be a fraud.[18]…
              cont.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

                cont.
                “Physicists Hanno Essén and Sven Kullander stated that if the claims that they had read about the E-Cat were true, then it must operate through some kind of a nuclear reaction. However, they had no access to privileged information about the catalysts in Rossi's device. According to Kullander it is ‘important to consider the experimental facts and not indulge too much in speculation about what could happen in theory’. Kullander also emphasized that measurements of excess heat must be made accurately and independently: ‘You have to rely on Rossi that he is true to what he conveys and through discussions with him we may try to conclude how reliable the measurements are.’[21][22]
                “Theoretical nuclear physicist Yeong E. Kim of Purdue University has proposed a potential theoretical explanation of the reported results of the device,[23] but has stated that, for confirmation of this theory, ‘it is very important to carry out Rossi-type experiments independently.’[24] Kim had previously put forward this theory to explain the results of the discredited Fleischman and Pons cold fusion experiment in 1989.[25]…”
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Catalyzer

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Remember, Hanford has dozens of miles of unlined trenches filled with leaky corroding steel drums filled with unknown types of radioactive wastes. Pics from a whistleblower show the trenches full of drums of nuke waste and being buried by a big excavator. If a private person did this it would be a felony for each occurrence. When DOE contractors illegally bury rad wastes in a shallow unlined trench next to the Columbia River they are just maintaining Standard Operating Procedure for Hanford. Comprehending the volume of death waste produced there is difficult to comprehend. Recall that the Geiger counter was going nuts in that King 5 News "Hanford's Dirty Secrets" episode one, about 1:45 into the video. Airborne radioactive particles and gases are being released from Hanford every second of every day.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    https://medium.com/war-is-boring/smart-dust-is-getting-smarter-4b062abd7769
    Just when you think you kind of have a grasp on reality the bottom falls out again. wtf?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    So much interest in 'sky rivers' ..(and perfection of delivery system)

    What is a ‘sky river,’ and why is Miss Piggy flying in it?
    Feb 17 2015

    http://grist.org/news/what-is-a-sky-river-and-why-is-miss-piggy-flying-in-it/

  • all those satellites capturing quality images and they don't know …

    • hbjon hbjon

      Surely, it can't be from the shelling and battles in Russia, because the coast of Oregon and Washington always get their rain from Nevada. Tea? Tea anybody?

    • Bones Bones

      We have satellites monitoring nuclear weapons across the world. Those types of satellites are outfitted with specialized rad detectors.[Obv, way more impressive as I'm sure they can measure that from space all over the globe. The government knows all, serious. Where's that secret Navy space plane been? What's it been up to?

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    Maybe they forgot curiosity killed the cat…..wish someone would finally grow a spine that is at least attached to one brain cell and do it for a REASON….idiots.

  • Gasser Gasser

    Bob Dylan…A hard rain is a-gone fall

    Go here first for the full effect>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-ZsweuaqAf8

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Oh, where have you been, my blue eyed son?


    Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?

    

I've stumbled around the sides of three exploded Nuclear reactors


    I've walked an crawled through their broken crooked pipe ways
    

I've stepped in the middle of sizzling Plutonium puddles
    

I've been out in front of a dozen radioactive dead oceans
    

I've seen ten thousand body's mounded in graveyards.

    
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard


    As Actinide rain's are gonna fall.

    Oh, what did you see, my blurred eyed son?


    Oh, what did you see, my decaying young one?

    

I saw dying deformed baby's with doctors all around'em


    I saw a Freeway of weeds with nobody on it
    

I saw wet black mould with Cesium that kept drippin’
    

I saw a room full of men with their Muller tubes a glowin’
    

I saw many fuel racks all covered with explosion debris


    I saw ten thousand NRC talkers whose tongues were all broken
    

I saw contaminated food in hands and mouth's of young children.

    (Con't)

    • Gasser Gasser

      (Con't)



      And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard,
      
It's a hard…..as Bucky ball rain's are a fallen’.

      
And what did you hear, my blind eye son?


      And what did you hear, my fading young one?

      

I heard sounds of reactor explosions, it roared out a warnin'


      Heard the roar of a Tsunami, contaminating the whole world


      Heard sounds of spent fuel pools fires that were a blazin'


      Heard ten thousand screaming' and nobody listenin'


      Heard !STOP THE NUKE! cry,
      
I heard rich people laughin'


      Heard pissed off Blanch who told truth from the gutter


      Heard the sound of a Scientist who cried in a contaminated Lab.

      

And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard


      And Cesium rain's are now fallen’.

      
Oh, who did you meet, my no eyed son?
      

Who did you meet, my darling dead one?



      I met a deformed child beside a three headed pony


      I met a glowing blue man dragging a red dying dog
      

I met a young woman whose body was burning


      I met a tumored girl, she gave me a Krypton 85 rainbow


      I met many men who's body's are Fukushima polluted
      

I met many more who's minds are Diichie diluted.

      
(Con’t)


      • Gasser Gasser

        (Con’t)

        
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
        it's a hard

It's a Plutonium rain already a fallen'.


        Oh, what'll you do now, my truth open blue eyed son?


        Oh, what'll you do now, my darling young wisdom one?



        I want to naturalize the radioactive rain that's a fallin'


        I'll replant to the depths of the worlds contaminated forest


        Where good people are many and their hands are all clean


        Where the pellets of Plutonium are not polluting they're waters
        

Where the home in the valley meets the organic prison
        

Where the executioner's face is no longer a reality
        

Where hunger is gone, where souls aren't forgotten
        

Where clear is the color, where none is the number

        

And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it
        

And reflect it on-line so all internet world can see it

        

Then I'll filter the oceans until It starts a cleansin’
        

But I'll know my thoughts well before I start decidein’

        

And it's a new, it's a new, it's a new,
        

It's a new common sense brain a callin’

        For 
a logical Reality for us all.

        ~Gasser Classic~


        • Here you go Gasser

          Dr. Busby; 40 – 60 MILLION Downwinder Deaths Due To Global Open Air Nuclear Weapons Testing Fallout 1945 to 2003
          http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/40-60-million-deaths-due-to-global-open.html

        • name999 name999

          gasser, its a milky lethal deadening rain, a hard rain is falling.

          • Gasser Gasser

            Name999 upgrade

            Barry Manilow: Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZjTi6V6As-o

            ~~~~~

            Radioactive milky lethal raindrops keep fallin' on my head

            And just like the guy whose feet are too deformed for his bed

            Nothin' seems to fit


            Those milky raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

            So I just did me some talkin' to the Land of the Rising Sun

            And I said I didn't like the way they got things done
            
Lyin' on the job

            
Those milky raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

            But there's one thing I know

            The Cobalt 60 blues they send, have defeated me

            It won't be long
‘

            Till sadness steps up to greet me

            Milky raindrops keep fallin' on my head

            But does that mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ milky white

            Cryin white is not for me
‘

            Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'

            Because I'm no longer free, ….everythin's worryin' me
            It won't be long
‘
            Til sadness steps up to greet the world

            Milky raindrops keep fallin' on our heads
            
And that does mean our eyes will soon be turnin’ milky white


            Dyin's all for us
‘

            Cause were never gonna stop the reactors by protestin'
            Because were all screwed,
            Everythin's worryin' the world

            But there's one thing I know

            Plutonium particles keep enterin' our lungs
            And it won't be long
            Til' deep breaths escape us all

            Actinides keep pollutin'….they just keep pollutin’
            And that…

    • Sickputer

      Well, I think they will use Japan as the fallback scape goat just in case it's really Hanford or other American nuclear waste/power plant emissions. Must be convenient… Ignore Fukushima for ELEs everywhere in or by the ocean and then when some radioactive mystery fallout is discovered then they have to point their bony nucleoape finger at the Japanese.

      As widespread as this milky rain was I expect many samples have been saved, so they can't pull their typical nucleoape sleight of hand shit. Somebody is going to find out what the stuff is and it might not be the red, white, and blue home team scientists. Stay tuned to the underground Internet media. The only true source of news on earth and hard for the BBs to suppress. They built it to survive destruction and we appreciate their Cold War genius for providing the Fifth Estate. Now providing front line news from World War III (Fukushima NPP vs. the World).

      • norbu norbu

        Sp, just talked to family just south west of there [Hanford] no milky rain for them. They will keep a watch if it doe's happen will get samples.

        • Shaker1

          norbu, I live in Vancouver WA, and have no recollection of such a rain here, either. I have wood piles, etc. that have tarps over them which puddle water in their folds. Not there, or too diluted, on the edges of the event?

          One does get casual about rain here. While my personal account likely means little and despite being under-funded, I am reporting. 🙂

  • rogerthat

    this is the new science: Do Not Test (in case you find something). What a joke

  • Put your toast out on the roof tonight.

    With any luck, you will have milky toast by morning.

  • The sky is indeed changing very quickly. Pollen electrostatically attracts high spin particles like Cesium 137 etc. We breath this stuff:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y412/CesiumSky/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky/DSC04163.jpg

    The air was very bad quality in S Nv today.

    This milky stuff is getting all over everything, it makes a bright reflection seen on webcams at dawn that resembles snow, but is not:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y412/CesiumSky/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky/CECSQEDNWredrockBariumsnow.jpg

  • Black Reign Man Black Reign Man

    Wait a minute, a volcano in Japan is Id'd as the culprit for enexplicable milky raindrops in Washington and Oregon, but it's absurd to imagine multi-nuclear reactors in Japan exploding and in constatant meltdown for 4 years having any affect whatsoever on any thing outside the immediate harbor.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. (Smithsonian / The MSM ..hypothesis last week was ash from Sakurajima.
    It's returned to 'mystery'.. of a few days?

    "Sakurajima volcano (Japan): activity summary 9-17 February – continuing moderate to strong explosions

    36 explosions occurred from Showa Crater during 9-13 February and ejected tephra as far as 1,300 m.
    Incandescence from the crater was visible at night during 9-11 February, and inflation continued to be detected. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-5)."

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/51331/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-activity-summary-9-17-February-continuing-moderate-to-strong-explosions.html

    Volcanic ash ..joining the radiation from Fukushima in the weather patterning .. perhaps geo-engineered into place …in an area that is already experiencing high infant mortality and defects due to radiation exposure from Hanford.

    The Tokyo VAAC reported that during 11-17 February plumes rose to altitudes of 1.8-3.7 km (6,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E and SE. On 17 February pilots observed ash plumes that rose to an USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 11-17 February 2015)"

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/51331/Sakurajima-volcano-Japan-activity-summary-9-17-February-continuing-moderate-to-strong-explosions.html

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/02/tritium-density-reached-highest-level-3-bypass-wells/

    From Tepco’s report published on 2/18 and 2/21/2015, Tritium density reached the highest level at 3 of 12 bypass wells almost at once.

    The sampling dates were 2/16 and 2/19/2015.

    The contaminated groundwater pumped up from these wells are to be discharged to the Pacific.

    These wells are located in the south of the rest of the wells and next to each other. It suggests the groundwater contaminated by Tritium is forming an underground stream.

    The readings were 120,000 Bq/m3, 810,000 Bq/m3, and 860,000 Bq/m3. Each of them was the highest reading measured in each bypass well.

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2015/images/pump_well_15021801-j.pdf

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2015/images/pump_well_15022101-j.pdf

    Iori Mochizuki

  • Customer and friend, saw him every other day jogging to the "big loop".

    Wife told me today…he dies last year, 61YO, cancer.

    She was obviously in a bad way…i didn't bring up Fukushima

    Hawaii is weird now, lots of sick people.

    stock out

    • Bones Bones

      I know two young men in their mid-20's with serious, serious life altering cancers. Very healthy eating and active people. Sick and not normal. I shouldn't know so many with even "JUST" leukemia.

    • name999 name999

      stock, horrible, and not being able to talk to her about the obvious, cannot mention what is happening, just watching it in motion.

      Hawaii, one of the most beautiful US States.

  • wa6smn wa6smn

    I had the milky residue on both of my vehicles in Pocatello, ID. It went a lot further east than was reported. Before this article was posted, I was happy to label it ash from Sakurajima.

  • rogerthat

    This is why nuclear is a dead man walking in japan, imho

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/02/22/editorials/nuclear-waste-disposal-problem/#.VOrURkJB-S0

    EDITORIALS
    Nuclear waste disposal problem

  • dosdos dosdos

    This is why Japan will restart as many nukes as possible. They are trying to revive the safety myth. Notice the phrase "Under the basic premise of ensured safety" in paragraph six.

    http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001955289

  • Bizarre, unusual mysteries abound

    http://enenews.com/?s=bizarre
    http://enenews.com/page/11?s=unusual
    http://enenews.com/?s=mystery

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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    We need to establish The People's Lab.
    We need our own Mass Spectrometer.
    http://www.selectscience.net/mass_spectrometry_buying_guide.aspx

    All big university and corporate labs are silenced by the government/corporate/nuclear conspiracy of silence.
    We need to raise funds for a truly independent people's lab, to which we can send samples for analysis.
    None of this "we lost the sample" bullshit.

    And Heart, this Morgellons stuff just creeps me out.
    Usually, I just tell myself this is happening somewhere else, far away.
    I have to admit that I haven't brought myself to watch either of the videos you linked above end to end.
    Creepy stuff.

    Expect no answers on anything from government or universities.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    *Hanford nuclear site have suggested… winds may have carried ash… from Japan‘s Sakurajima volcano*

    Are you fucking kidding me?!

    • Bones Bones

      Isn't that an admission that airborne releases from Japan travel over the ocean and become deposited on the U.S. mainland?

      • tbg

        They dont need to admit it, its one of those previously known facts they try to forget now. Which is why around a hundred Japanese balloon bombs landed in Washington State during the beginning of WWII. Or maybe it was most landed in Wa and the rest along the West Coast, but I remember the majority hit washington.
        As I sometimes bother to try to tell people, Japan is right at the other end of the Kuroshio. But not too often, its amazing the number of fairly intelligent people they can fool with their BS & minimalizations.
        Facts… what facts?

      • The dust from Japan's volcanoes does not leave the harbor, according to PM Abe.

        (sarc)

    • Gentle Giant Gentle Giant

      Look over there! It couldn't have been something from the 600 square mile top secret Hanford Reservation!! Look!!! We got some falling on our Reservation, too!!!! So it couldn't be from us!!!!! Must have been wandering space dust from that "near miss" asteroid last September. According to highly paid scientists at NOSAW ,wind and rainfall patterns match perfectly with how those pesky space particles would have fallen to Earth…….

  • tbg

    This only happened in Eastern Washington, which is strange because if it were dust you think it would have fallen elsewhere as well. If it were coming from the ocean some should have fallen on Settle or the sound or coast, but it didnt.
    I mocked their typical Duuhh lack of response for several days on KOMO comments, and got into several running debates with pro-nukers about it. I never said it was nuclear or radiological in origin, I just said we don't know it isn't and maybe we should. The whole story is just the same casual ignorance that the .gov and Wa Depts have shown to all the strange things happening since Fukushima.
    This story and the RR sailors were the last big debates I got into on KOMO, I blasted them with a ton of stuff including a bunch of links to relevant stories here but they posted. Then a day or two later KOMO decided to turn off their commenting system altogether. They say its because of the popularity of Twitter and Facebook, and its become difficult for them to moderate so many comments but they had live real time moderators, at least during normal business hours.
    If they didn't like what you were typing they would just erase your whole comment before you could even post it, or you would click Post and it would never appear, trust me I know. Makes me wonder if it really wasn't shut down for too much truth in commenting, or I can hope for an editorial battle between thinkers and deniers.

    • I'm in Orient (look on a WA map) 10 miles south of the Canadian border and didn't get it here at all. We'd had fog and dew for weeks on end so even though no fresh rain had fallen I decided as soon as it hit the news to test frost scrapings from my car and water from a puddle under my gate with my PRM9000 pancake GC.

      No sign of milkyness anywhere but I dried both samples I'd collected on a folded paper towel. The readings showed no elevation of radioactivity beyond my usual background counts.
      I guess the dispersion path was south of me.

      A person that did get the milky rain in their area would have to check out elevations of local winds and higher jet stream loops and go back to rainfall records for those days too which should show which direction *it* came from.

      🙂 I was happy I didn't get any but if it ever does appear here in the future I'll test and report.

    • Good for you.. 🙂 a warrior doing battle with Goliath!

    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Must be a technical way to defeat the eavesdropping. Nah, they would just ban you.
      I think the milky way sprang a leak…lol/ No actually, the chems were probably pretty heavy and they miscalculated the dispersion event. they'll find some coal ash, almost certain.

    • Jebus Jebus

      I'll just post this here…

      Experiment studying major West Coast winter storms – Atmospheric Rivers – kicks off this week in California

      January 16, 2015

      This week, as planes begin flying through storm clouds over the California coast, a ship set sail from Hawaii towards a destination in the northeastern Pacific. Their passengers aren’t commercial travelers or a pleasure cruisers, but the scientists and sensors involved in CalWater 2015, a two-month research study to investigate how West Coast rain and snow are impacted by atmospheric rivers (intense moisture-bearing winter storms) and aerosols (particles such as dust and pollution).

      http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/news/2015/011615.html

      An experiment.

      What could possibly go wrong… 😐

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    I don't know why I've been seeing long since forgotten memories on top of the rest of my whole friggin' life flashing before my (mind's)eyes lately[?],but for some reason I'm compelled to tell the short version of the following 😉 On May 3rd 1986 I was 22 and had already been around the block a few times re; my "mind-expansion" phase via extreme indulgence with hallucinogenic substances[surprise,huh?lol]. Anyways,I woke up the girl I shared that long,strange,trippy day with by placing 2 hits of very clean "double-dripped,red dragon blotter 'cid" and a couple hours later shared the peyote buttons I'd scraped the white,fibrous,strychnine"hearts" I'd collected with an Apache friend who found them with me in my dune buggy in the AZ desert nearly a year before and my female "co-pilot" & I jumped on my old Honda SL350 enduro motorcycle & headed down I-55 to Lake Shore Drive("LSD",hehe) and we BOTH began seeing "bright green luminous SNOW" falling & swirling all around us just after dusk on a clear,85 degree day[?!!] We both relayed our experience to others many times without ever coming to any viable conclusion/explanation aside from the obvious influence of the mind-altering drugs,until recently.My theory being that we had indeed been given a glimpse into another,invisible plane of existence or dimension that allowed us to visually SEE the fallout from Chernobyl that we thought was so "cool" at the time 😐 ! It's OT & way off the wall,but I'm…

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      …sharing/posting it anyways 😉 … I wouldn't want to recreate or experience it again in this day & age,but I've rarely,if EVER known of two people in the same "altered state" to be seeing the same damned visual anomalies at the same time without having mentioned or described it until the event was underway or in the past tense[?!]
      For the record, I'm sober & free of any vices other than medicinal cannabis & pain meds when I need them and despite being tempted after reading the headlines & comments/discussion threads here sometimes-I still have not begun drinking alcohol or anything else for 2 decades now. It's a good thing too because I'd gotten to the point where I became "an instant asshole,just by adding alcohol" and a MEAN drunk at that!! I don't need that shit & neither does the loved ones who count on me day in & day out anyways! I better sign off now so the breakfast on the stove doesn't burn!!
      PEACE! Blade;OUT

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/products/instant-snow.html

      scroll down, they have "Leprechan Green Snow"

      Sounds like California stuff!

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    What's the allowable limit of "Bizarre, milky rain?"

    Surely someone in government is paid to monitor that, and issue warnings a year or two later.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      I don't know , but I'm sure they just raised the allowable levels by a couple zeros if their past actions are any indicator.

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Note to self: avoid yellow snow and white rain and orange clouds and pink skies and dairy and blue snow and plants that have been rained on and fish and animals that eat fish or plants that have been rained on…oh, fu$% it.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Very convenient to contaminate sample and then looses it.

    What goes up, must come down, could be anything.

    Noticing tap water is slightly cloudy and bottle water tasting different, like old socks. Probably needs new filters at the water company.

    Still wondering why they don't put drinking water into better jugs. I would rather buy water that's in glass or stainless steel, instead of drinking water that has leaching plastic chemicals.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      EVERYTHING seems to have a bad taste these days,especially tap water! But much of what's said is being tasted or sensed with regard to food is possibly a psychosomatic response and at least in my case,"in my mind" via the knowledge that when it comes to Fukushima contamination of the food chain,"it's in there"!! 🙁 You don't have to be able to taste,smell or see "Shitium-311"!! Just KNOWING what I know today is far worse than any of the horrors I've ever imagined during even the worst bad acid trip I'd had as a stoner kid in what seems like was a million years ago! I guess there will be an informal trial or "tribunal" held about me now for having admitted to illegal drug use that ended a quarter-century ago[?],but people rush to judgment pretty quickly when it comes to people like me who babble/ramble,but more importantly will tell it like it is or at least the way I see it. I guess that despite there being so much more to me than meets the eye & far beyond the truthful tales I sometimes share holding "too much information",I wouldn't be sharing it if I didn't feel comfortable & safe among "friends"[?] Somehow I'm no longer concerned with the "image" I project anymore since I can sense this "plastic" world & all its robotic mannequins are all about to melt & burn like a nasty hunk of crack on a wad of chore-boy anyway! I can't stand watching my wife rot away from the inside out & die any more than I can stand knowing my living nightmare includes…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        .everyone on this planet now and I'd unhesitatingly give my own life in a New York second if it would spare any of you good souls and/or your beautiful,innocent children the horrors in store for the inhabitants of this ruined world!! It's not how I pictured things would be to start off the 21st Century,with chaos,death,poisoned environment,food chain & "minds",but I know now that the only way it has even a slim chance of changing course & staving off mass extinction of all living things would require the populace's change of heart,cooperation & mutual understanding for each other & to hold life much more dear & precious than 90% of humanity is willing or even capable of!!! As I hear here often & must agree,"we are all toast"!! 🙁 I love you all & wish you the best even though I may not participate/post much from here on out,but will be lurking & watching things unfold until it's time for me to go…

        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          Love you Johnny!
          Keep it up. 😉

          Last Chants:
          Here's to Orient, WA. 🙂
          Fukushima ruined many things for me.
          Wanting to and looking forward to, a visit to Orient, WA, was one of those things.

        • WindorSolarPlease

          Johnny Blade I believe you are right, food, soil, and even air all contaminated. Remember it's not important what you did yesterday, it's what you do today that's important. Glad for you that your out of doing drugs.

          I doubt anyone will come after you for your youth mistakes. However, they might come after you with drones since you have voiced against Nuclear Power, you never know with these people. Sorry that your family and others have been effected by the radiation that is all around us.
          Thank you JB

    • Shaker1

      Oh, I never trusted water inside the bottles from the store. I've seen an operation like that, and they're filled too quickly after they're made, then sealed. Wonderful.

      Yes! Glass!

      My ex and I owned a BYOB 'water store'. The water in the area in most cases and from any utility supplier was pretty bad. The old-timers used ice and lemon. To me, that's for alcohol. At any rate we sold plastic bottles for their durability and ease. We used them, too, but we'd let bottles sit for some days before we sold them. One's got to be careful of what goes into a stainless bottle. Not all water is as innocuous as it seems where metals are concerned. They're still better than plastic.

      I won't look for a link, but it seems that all our bloodsteams have traces of those plastics…and pesticides, herbicides…

    • How does one 'contaminate' a sample like that?

      it would be interesting to hear the 'story' about losing it, or contaminating it, etc.

      These are the PROFESSIONALS.

      Not amateurs.

      PROFESSIONALS don't LOSE, or CONTAMINATE samples.

      Maybe they need to try a different job.

      Like dishwashing.

      Like cleaning floors.

      You can lose and contaminate samples of dirt.. no problem.

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Dr. Goodheart

        Sorry I don't buy into this either. They are professionals. Sounds like someone got orders from high up to dispose of.

        First of all, I believe they would take more than one sample. Unless their goal was never to test.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising Jesus

          I strongly suspect that they did test their samples. And then, rather than to report what they found they decided that what they found was contaminated. And they they said they lost them. Must have been all the radionichlide and chemical soup from both Fukushima and Hanford and maybe some chemtrails and pesticides and depleted uraniumfrom the military range to the north and west of Hanford and herbicides, dioxins, etc., etc…… And then the cheesy lesions from all the radioactive, dying marine life, and mutated vegetation…..

  • We Not They Finally

    The NOAA is rune by a stolid, immovable, ugly (I mean from the inside) creature named Jane Lubchenko. Saw her on t.v. following the Gulf Oil disaster, when the NOAA had nothing helpful to offer about that either.

    I remember that it used to be the Repubs who would deliberately put people to head agencies who believed that there should be no such public protection and their job was just to route the nation into private hands. Like Reagan with the Education Department, or W. with Gail Norton and the Department of Interior. Now that we have much closer to a one-party system (though would not downplay the social issues — there are differences,) Jane Lubchenko heads NOAA, Gina McCarthy the EPA, and Steven Chu was the first head of the Energy Dept under Obama — Chu who gest his grant money from BP. His parting gift was to authorize using radioactive metals for the likes of belt buckles, dishes and spare parts.

    It's like a sci-fi horror story. Can only hope that some powerful being of great Grace will shower us with wonderful pure energy to at least dispel some of which wrongly bombards us every day.

  • Vulture capitalism is alive and well in the US and other countries.

    See the circling vultures?

    They can even crack bones and suck the marrow.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    OT..but not really..NOT REALLY AT ALL.

    MATT DRUDGE: Obama knows something terrible is going on… Same time as the explosion in Ukraine!
    Feb 8 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKpDTzl0pXk

  • ftlt

    It is almost funny… These same idiots want to go full nuke power steam ahead into the future.

    If there is a future to go into.

    Meanwhile, the climate news is getting more dire every year. Really frightening this year.

    Water is running out globally too

    And most other key resources are mined out as well.

    Still, we are addicted to our consumer disposable lifestyles and the energy that drives it.

    We have a mad cap capitalist leadership that only wants to get richer still.

    We're doomed

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    You see the now unraveling future clearly…

  • Uranium_Mountain Uranium_Mountain

    I did get this dirty rain in my town and I was on a jog in it. When I came out of the gym later on, I noticed my truck was indeed covered in this fine dirt. At the time I thought, "Wow, that rain was filthy!" Honestly, I blew it off as I live in the Eastern Oregon Desert and dirty rain is nothing new but this was a finer "dirt" no doubt. A buddy of mine sent me a link that next day that people had been wondering why it was so fine and if it was from a Volcano in Japan. Curious, (24 hours later) I got out my Terra-P Doismeter and checked for unusual Gamma and Beta rays. I got Nothing unusual. The normal background for my town. Inside .08-.12 and outside .10-.14. I've been taking readings for just over a year now. It doesn't check for Alpha.

  • amberlight amberlight

    "Pacific Northwest National Laboratory also took samples, though later found they didn’t collect enough to analyze, said Mary Beckman, a lab spokeswoman. But the lab never planned to do a real study on the material, she said. “It was purely out of curiosity.” "

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (www.pnnl.gov) is a government "research" laboratory run by the Dept of Energy. Evidently pissing away money & resources on half-hearted lab experiments done out of idle curiosity, when and if they feel like it, is the norm for another taxpayer funded sham agency.

    The charade—er,research, that is—goes like this: They pass around samples of the material to two teams of blindfolded "scientists" who take turns guessing what it is. Whichever team comes up with the most benign and uncontroversial answer gets treated to lunch by the losing team. Anyone who guesses that it has anything to do with nuclear contamination or atmospheric testing of bio/chemical weapons is automatically disqualified and subject to round-the-clock surveillance.

    Regrettably, they weren't able to play the game—er, conduct the research, that is—because the pitifully inadequate sample was accidentally mixed up with samples from another highly sensitive and top secret experiment (which will, nevertheless, continue uninterrupted by a little inconvenience like irremediable contamination).

  • mt1000

    This comment on Zero Hedge wonders what happens in Tenn. at the failing Boone dam (near many NPPs) when the snow melts.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-25/tepco-admits-delaying-report-major-radiation-leak-pacific-ocean-10-months#comment-5830453

  • ftlt

    Seems like Climate Change may be the prime culprit here yet again.

    Western Drought Dust Bowl like conditions brought about this White Rain.

    Read up on the Dust Bowl. We are living it here in the West again.

    We have had dust storms close freeways where I live for hours. (never happened before – bad agricultural practices are partially to blame too)

    I know many here reject it (man made climate change) on here. But again and again, it is the better explanation of the terrible phenomena we are seeing strike the West Coast.

    And meaning, that it is not the horrible FUFU that is the prime driver of these impacts.

  • We Not They Finally

    we may profit from a Deus ex machina ending when the collider goes out of control and we launch unwittingly a new big bang…To start all over again with a new cast of characters…Who would mourn an ending like that???We would never know what happened… As things go now.We can clearly see the future and it is a total disaster..

  • We Not They Finally

    well before i met my wife. I was in India and had a clear vision of the world panic which was about to happen..So none of this nuclear nonsense has been any surprise..From the days of "Safe nuclear energy" I knew mankind would sooner or later would destroy himself…This is now the death of our Ocean food chain and mass loss of the worlds oxygen being replaced with methane.It would be merciful to stop this progression to disaster with the mercy of God.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "KUOW, Feb 9, 2015: Much of eastern Washington and Oregon was pelted with a dirty rain, but so far scientists do not agree on a cause… Scientists say… this 200-mile event… is unusual. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory… plans to test samples this week."

    It is March 2 now.

    Where's the beef?

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    What sort of scientist does not plan on doing a study, collects a sample too small out of curiosity. The curiosity must have been insufficient to qualify the guys as scientists. Late for golf?

    Where's the beef.

    Chemtrail sprayer malfunction?

    Roundup?

    I have more curiosity than those wankers

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Maybe Japan was cremating fallen homeless workers at FDNPP.

    Maybe Hanford was burning paper hard copy evidence.

    When there is a mystery, these scientists are no help at all.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Why most of these events are called…toast! 🙂

  • jec jec

    And new deal, to replace the 'delayed deal' to clean up one pool at Hanford, WA. Only 125,000 dollar fine for delay..'sweet deal!'
    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/05/deal_means_cleanup_of_radioact.html

    Just a heck of a lot more clean up needed..but the government officials delay delay. Anyone living near a nuclear facility, you know the ones with the promises of safe operation and clean up at end of operations..should keep a close eye on Hanford!!!

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