“It’s Terrifying”: Rapid rise in babies with missing brains and spinal cords sticking out in area surrounding most contaminated nuclear site in US — Mother: Actual number is WAY higher than officials are reporting (VIDEO)

Published: September 16th, 2014 at 12:31 pm ET
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Tweet by JoNel Aleccia, former NBC News reporter, Sept 2, 2014: Five pregnancies with anencephaly in Central WA state with due dates this year. State, CDC plan interviews w/ moms

After writing reports on the extremely high rate of babies missing part of their brain (anencephaly) in the 3 counties surrounding the Hanford nuclear site, Aleccia left NBC News. She is now a staff writer at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson1 Cancer Research Center and authored this Sept. 2, 2014 article: Outreach workers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are drawing on years of community connections in [the counties of Yakima, Benton, and Franklin] to raise awareness about a devastating cluster of severe birth defects that no one can explain… babies are born without parts of the skull and brain… 32 babies since 2010… there were five women in the region who reported they were pregnant with babies with anencephaly, all due later this year… “A lot of what we do is around cancer prevention, but when we hear of other things that also affect health disparities, we take it on.” State and federal officials are urging groups like the Fred Hutch team to help…

It is interesting that a cancer center is getting involved with this Hanford-area birth defect cluster, especially when that cancer center played a key role in the controversial ‘Hanford Thyroid Disease Study’.

According to a review of the study by the National Academy of Sciences: “Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle enjoyed greater public trust than the federal agencies while carrying out the HTDS… [The study’s] public summary… was misleading… the results of the HTDS were presented with unqualified certainty… Statements attributed to the HTDS investigators appear to have overstated the certainty of the results [such as claiming:] ‘These results provide rather strong evidence that exposures at these levels to 131I do not increase the risk [and] consequently provide a substantial degree of reassurance to the population exposed to Hanford radiation that the exposures are not likely to have affected their thyroid.'”

NBC Right Now, Aug 1, 2014: Local Birth Defect Moms Asking Why They’re Excluded From Cluster — “It’s terrifying”… said Nikki Shelton. Her son Corbin was born just months ago with Spina Bifida… When we asked Shelton and Alicia Jones, whose son Noah has the same defect, if they were under the assumption the Department of Health was including them under their research they both said, “Yes”. “To come to find out that they’re heading onwards with anencephaly and not looking into Spina Bifida is disheartening,” explained Shelton… In Spina Bifida the baby is born with part of their spinal cord sticking out.

On the ‘Washington Neural Tube Defects Cluster’ Facebook page, Nikki Shelton recently wrote: “I wanted you all to have a few numbers to reference to see just how rapidly the Neural Tube Defects are rising in our area. The Department of Health says we are 4 times the national average but we have to be WAY higher than that!… Physicians in Washington are NOT required to report birth defects!! The hospitals also code any termination/miscarriage as a “Complication of Pregnancy”. There are many families that choose to abort once they find out their unborn child has a defect, these are NOT counted in the national average. Not to mention all the defects that are not being reported by the physicians!!!”

Perhaps state officials will see this report that was removed from their website: “Studies… reported an association between neural tube defects [anencephaly/spina bifida] and the radiation dose fathers received… This effect was observed in children whose parents received low doses while working at Hanford… Other research suggests there is reason to believe that radiation exposure before pregnancy can increase the frequency of birth defects… a study of birth defects in Washington’s Benton and Franklin counties near Hanford…. examined the number of cases of certain birth defects between 1968 and 1980. There were more neural tube defects than expected… Conclusion — As with other health effects from radiation, it is assumed that any exposure to radiation carries some risk of genetic effects and birth defects.”

Watch the broadcast on NBC Right Now here

Published: September 16th, 2014 at 12:31 pm ET
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107 comments to “It’s Terrifying”: Rapid rise in babies with missing brains and spinal cords sticking out in area surrounding most contaminated nuclear site in US — Mother: Actual number is WAY higher than officials are reporting (VIDEO)

  • OldFool

    "Change We Can Believe In!" "Government for the People, of the People, by the People!"
    The US has become a joke.

    • OldFool

      Don't expect any improvements or effective action about the birth defects from leaking chemicals. Will Rogers said it almost 100 years ago, and it is still completely true today. "America has the best politicians that money can buy."

      • whatamessa

        I agree 100% re. U.S.being a joke, I really believe that President Obama came into the White House with honourable intentions……then he realised who really calls the shots in Washington.and knows he is basically powerless….Big Business rules. Sad but true.

        • Sparky Sparky

          Whatamessa, "Big Business rules. Sad but true." Yes, for example, GE Hitachi "scores" big with NRC approval of new "safer" nuke design:

          http://247wallst.com/infrastructure/2014/09/17/new-nuclear-reactor-design-approval-a-serious-score-for-ge-hitachi/.

          Excerpts:

          "…the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the United States has handed a win to General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi. The NRC has certified the new GE-Hitachi nuclear reactor design."

          "This move also should allow for GE-Hitachi to take the ESBWR even faster into other nuclear markets."

          GE-Hitachi, with the NRC as their accomplices, should be tried and convicted for crimes against humanity and the Earth. Instead, they are rewarded and set loose to poison, maim and kill even more. 🙁

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, we do believe that there are changes and they are for the worse….

    • Anencephaly, Brain Missing Birth Defect Rate Up 800% In Washington State, Officials Stumped – Not Considering Hanford Or Fukushima At All; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/birth-defect-rate-up-800-in-washington.html

        • nedlifromvermont

          There you go again Doc … calling a spade a spade … teratogenesis: the creation of monsters or monstrosities … not what you are thinking about when you are trying to conceive a child … and yet, have we not known for years that radionuclides in the environment lead to such lamentable outcomes … tragic though they may be … all in the name of profits for the uranium cartels … oh yes! and security for the High and Mighty!

          Try asking one of these poor deformed babies what they think of profits from uranium mining?

          What do you do when you need a lie? You ask a liar to come up with a study … seems what the nuketards are used to doing: FHCRC?

          GE (ran Hanford Works for the government for many years after WWII, 1946 to 1977, releasing many harmful isotopes especially in the infamous 'Green Run' experiment) truly brings "good things to life," like anencephalopathy and spina bifida … Maybe the company will kindly make some Board seats available for these poor souls … they would likely be preferable to the current Board of Criminals and Extortionists (am I going too far?)

          You can almost make a case for the plutonium production facilities at Hanford, and the collateral damage: War effort … no knowledge if the Germans and Japanese were pursuing this bomb making effort;

          It is impossible to make a straight face argument for boiling water reactors to make electricity with plutonium as a by-product;

          Does not pass laugh test!

        • West Aussie West Aussie

          What do you do, Dr G? I commented on another site's article about the Fuku eff-up making my anti-nuke views apparent so I get a troll tag me immediately on my Disqus acc. It wants to dispute everything I say against nuke-puke so I direct it to your site (which I think carries a comprehensive overview of many issues, not just Fuku), to which its response was to immediately dismiss your site as some kind of left-wing conspiracy frequented by nut-jobs.
          What can you do when confronted by such willful ignorance except say, whatever, and try to move on. But no, the trolls ride you as if Disqus can strap you into some kind of pederast harness that keeps their hot breath on the back of your neck for as long as it pleases them. Yuck!! I'm not sure it's worth using Disqus because of this problem.

      • jonnyboy jonnyboy

        well, that explains the drivers in this area… 🙂

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I am not sure, but do any of these images with links, show this condition?

    If someone can find it in these many links please identify the condition/image for me. Thanks!

    This is what happened in Chernobyl when their one Nuclear Reactor went into meltdown. Such a cruel, dirty, technology! 🙁
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Chernobyl+deformities,+cancers+and+mutations&espv=2&biw=885&bih=502&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nGgYVL6mJuTTiwKVk4GABw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

  • Angela_R

    " Physicians in Washington are NOT required to report birth defects!! The hospitals also code any termination/miscarriage as a “Complication of Pregnancy”. There are many families that choose to abort once they find out their unborn child has a defect, these are NOT counted in the national average. Not to mention all the defects that are not being reported by the physicians!!!”

    and because of the secrecy that has allowed more and more nuclear plants to be built. Did they not understand Bioaccumulation!! Are they even aware yet how rapidly it can increase?

    • Pete

      This is one of the Many ways Washington State is minimizing the perceived impact from fuku.

      They still haven't talked to most of the families of these babies and won't.

      Seems like that would have a definite impact on Sherman and Mangano's baby death study though.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Proof positive.
    Both atomic warfare and atomic power must be stopped.
    Humanity has proven time and again to be unable to control either one.

    Hell, we can't even clean up after ourselves! 😉

    No more war.
    No more atomic warheads.
    No more atomic power plants.
    Decommission all things atomic.

  • Homolumina Homolumina

    … to sum it up: no more nest pooping, no animal does that, only stupid humans poop their own nest

  • Cooter

    Article;
    "Not to mention all the defects that are not being reported by the physicians!!!”

    One needs to also take into account the migrant workers, the undocumented and transient workers and the figure of 4 times the "national average" is a kick in the bucket.

    • We Not They Finally

      Off hand, would doubt that there are many illegals working at NPP's (or why this is even being cited as a factor.) But look what happened in Japan — reports of importing temp workers from other Asian countries. Who knows?

  • Gasser Gasser

    Danny's song: Loggins & Messina

    Listen to this song first>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4FDcTyyXQb8

    ~~~~

    People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one,
    
And we've only just begun.

    
Think I'm gonna have a son.

    
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove,
    
Conceived in love.

    
Sun is gonna shine above.

    And even though we ain't got money,
    
I'm so in love with you, honey.

    
And everything will bring a chain of love.

    After 3/11/11

    
But, shit, now in the mornings, when we rise,
    
Fukushima Diichi brings tears of fear to our eyes

    
And enenews'ers tell's us everything not gonna be alright.

    Seems as though, a month ago, I was in China syndrome denial,
    
Never F—ing got it.

    
Oh, I was a sorry guy.

    
And now, I frown and face the girl that shares my name.
    
Now I'm through with Nuclear games.

    
This world will never be the same.

    And even though we ain't got money,
    
I'm so in love with you, my Cesium polluted honey,

    
Though everything will bring a chain reaction criticality.

    
And in the morning, when we rise,

    Dieichie reality will bring many tears to our eyes


    As I bullshit you that everything is gonna be alright.

    [Con't]

    • Gasser Gasser

      [Con't]

      Plutonium and Cesium's rising is not a very good sign,

      Strong bad ass shit, and not so kind,


      And the little deformed boy is mine.

      
Now I see a radiated family where the once was none.
      
Holy shit! we've just begun.

      
Yeah, we're gonna fry like the sun.

      And even though we ain't got money,

      I'm so in love with you, my Plutonium glowing honey,

      
As Japan's reactors will bring a chain reaction of death.

      
And in the morning, when we rise,

      You bring a tear of fear to my eyes


      As I see you're health is not alright.

      Question Ann Coulter holding hormesis Tritium laced water in a paper cup.

      Watch her stupidly drink it up.

      
Believe her and she'll bring you bad sad luck.

      
And if you find she helps your stupid mind, take this radioactive hottie home.

      Don't you live Actinide dosed alone.

      
Try to earn what lovers own.

      And even though were completely contaminated,

      I'm so in love with your Becquerel hot body, it must be fear placated,


      And life will bring a chain of anti radiation Pharmacy drugs.

      
And in the morning, if we rise,

      You'll bring a tear of joy to my eyes


      Bullshitting myself into everything is gonna be alright.

      ~Gasser Classic~

  • Nick

    "Birth defects among the children of atomic-bomb survivors (1948-1954)"
    "The most common defects seen at birth were anencephaly"
    http://www.rerf.jp/radefx/genetics_e/birthdef.html

    Doesn't prove radiation as a cause in Washington State, but I suggest parents procreating or thinking about it near Hanford get up to speed.

    "Neural tube defects are one of the most common birth defects in the United States, happening to approximately one in 1,000 live births."
    http://www.anapolschwartz.com/practices/ssri/neural-tube-defects.asp

    • We Not They Finally

      I wonder how the parents could NOT know that radiation is the cause, since they live near Hanford!!

      It's astounds me if these poor parents are still not connecting the dots. The personal tragedy of a deformed child is so overwhelming, of course, that maybe many parents think no further. But especially if they want MORE children, they need prods to think further.

  • Strange how no one that lives there has really even heard of this mess…

    A three step course on identifying the colors of death with a simple diffraction grid eye piece device for a telescope, or a camera.

    These links will educate you on knowing how to achieve sky damage identification of ELEments in our atmosphere. The death (Cs137, St90, PU U) they say is invisible, is actually in reality very easy to detect.

    1 http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

    2 http://astro1.panet.utoledo.edu/~ljc/light3a.html

    3 http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

  • Proton

    all the dumbass "experts" that can't put the "puzzle" of promiximty to hanford together obviously have missing brains too…

  • radiophobia

    Congenital malformations/depleted uranium weapons:

    <"Why the WHO report on congenital anomalies in Iraq is a disgrace."

    Christopher Busby is an expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation and Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk.>

    http://rt.com/op-edge/who-iraq-report-disgrace-461/

    • We Not They Finally

      Chris Busby is AMAZING and has been working on these issues for decades. Well including Chernobyl, where he says he "lost many colleagues" in the process of investigation.

      What struck me was his huge turn-around cbout the Pacific Ocean. At first, he wanted to believe that there would be some "dilution" effect, slowing down the time of escalating destruction to marine life. Then he saw pictures of 98% dead matter on the bottom of the sea. He speculated that when the MOX fuel blew up from reactor 3, the aerosolized uranium and plutonium filtered down from the atmosphere and it all began to bio-accumulate, then bio-magnify up the food chain. THEN he began calling it "truly terrifying."

      Of course, that same plutonium and uranium has also been circulating around the globe every 40 days, but thus far, the Pacific seems to be the very most affected. Many things at work in the Pacific. Currently watching Dana Durnford and his valiant efforts to catalog what is happening off the western coast of Canada.

  • razzz razzz

    Want to eliminate a disease or condition? Change the diagnosis. Make the diagnosis vague and general or worse yet, don't report a condition. DNA interference is being overlooked but obvious.

    The overall description that causes fetus malformations is usually referred to as a 'teratogen'

    te·rat·o·gen
    a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, causing birth defects.

    which would included many rare medical conditions like

    an·en·ceph·a·ly
    congenital absence of most of the brain and spinal cord.

    and other words come to mind,

    speciation
    1.the formation of new species as a result of geographic, physiological, anatomical, or behavioral factors that prevent previously interbreeding populations from breeding with each other.

    transmogrify
    verb (used with object), transmogrified, transmogrifying.
    1.to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.

    All this eventually ending in

    dystopia
    1. a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.

    • We Not They Finally

      Vague and/or misleading diagnoses apparently the norm in Japan too. And little noticed (showed up once in these pages) is the NIH's idea that "cancer is being over-diagnosed and over-treated." That "It should only be called cancer if it's life-threatening." So do people need to have stage four before they even get treatment?

      Many months back, FOX News (had to watch — t.v. on at the health club) ran a piece with "experts" claiming that "cancer is being over-diagnosed," in tandem with the NIH piece. The parade of lobbyists, cover-ups, marching orders behind that piece, was of course not mentioned. I was just wondering if as many other people were as revolted as was I.

      Same with so-called "safe" radiation levels. Now they are post-lethal, but with a big "government says it's safe" stamp on it.

      We need a whole new medical truth movement in the U.S. But it seems daunting to build ANY movement these days.

  • Morellio

    So that's how politicians are made.

  • We Not They Finally

    Good for Nikki Shelton, the mother the child born with spina bifida but NOT included in the stats. It's a bad sad world when new mothers have to be dividing their time between a sick child and activism. But women like that deserve our full support.

    There should also be a registry citing (even while protecting patient's identity) WHY an abortion was performed. How many showed up deformities on a sonogram, so that a family which would normally NOT abort has done so.

    The volatile abortion issue in the U.S. is also likely to get more so as time goes on. Whatever qualms people may have about a woman being forced to carry a child to term that she plans to relinquish for adoption, this is whole new uncharted territory — socially, medically, even financially in strains on the health care system. No one humane wants children "warehoused." But no one will be adopting them either.

    As usual, America will be terrible about thinking ahead.

    Also wonder how many of the dads have been working at Hanford. NO ONE should be working at Hanford if they want to produce a medically normal child. Even if they are good paying jobs or they think that they cannot afford to move, no money or home can compensate for the grief that these parents are going through.

    Meanwhile, it is as incomprehensible to not have widespread coverage of this, as is the neglect of the USS Reagan story. Is America really now a place where no one cares about anyone but me-me-me?

    • UKRAINIAN CONCRETE

      The me-me-me indoctrination has leached worldwide from its corrupt instigators. Ironically not from the American government but its puppet masters.

      Con$umeri$m'$ a bitch. √

      Corporation Capitali$m a fail. √

      Perfect people in a perfect world. X

      These me-me-me people want someone else to take away their sin, so they can continue in proud lawlessness. Nature says loud and clearly; "NO MORE!"

  • razzz razzz

    Lawyers (and Congress) already have loss of digit or limb or some other body damage schedule to refer to when a potential client come through their door. A set standard payout. Only punitive damage remain in question esp. for negligence.

    For the US government to add radioactive poisoning to the list would be admitting there is a problem with fallout and/or nuke power generation. Taxpayers would probably end up paying the bills anyway with the 1957 Price/Anderson Act still in place.

    A civilization not so civilized.

  • razzz razzz

    Perception problems, hire a publicist or marketing agency to assist the image or appearance.

    'Leo vs. science: vanishing evidence for climate change'

    "…DiCaprio is an actor, not a scientist; it’s no real surprise that his film is sensationalistic and error-riddled. Other climate-change fantasists, who do have a scientific background, have far less excuse…"
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/14/leo-v-science-vanishing-evidence-for-climate-change/

  • Sol Man

    Proof that humans have a death-wish gene to match the lemmings.

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    Living near one of these hideous nuclear mess sites is unimaginable. Human beings capacity for denial is unfortunately well oiled. And as far as health information and statistics goes, we will never be told the truth anymore. Any data that puts the goverment in a bad light is aggressively suppressed. Anyone who shines a light on government malfeasance is dealt with severely and ruined. Every agency that are tasked with protecting the people have been thoroughly corrupted.

    On the count of three everybody lean into windmills………..

  • KI IS GOOD FOR YOU

    Action and reaction, the unsinkable empire.

    So sad that the ordinary citizens must suffer for coward/traitor elite scumbags. Gods to themselves in their insane minds. Inhuman lunatics running the asylum.

    They have messed with one nature too many and now we have to suffer for their evil pride.

    No clear case win here, all suffer at the hands of devils on pride crack. Drug sorcerers. chemical atom monster pedophiles of your children's future.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2013/11/01/hanford-whistleblower–i-was-now-the-enemy-/13343300/

    A whistleblower whose findings brought a halt to a multi-billion-dollar construction project at the Hanford Site faces a key court hearing next week that could determine whether his whistleblower retaliation case against the federal government and his former employer should be heard before a jury of his peers.

    Dr. Walt Tamosaitis' case has drawn national attention over the past three years. In it, he charges that he was unfairly punished starting in 2010 after he raised concerns about a critical part of the $13 billion Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), a project overseen by his employer, the URS Corporation, which is a subcontractor to Bechtel National.

    That punishment culminated last month when URS fired the 44-year veteran engineer. He said he believes the company got rid of him to get rid of his whistleblower suit, noting that URS offered him a severance package with a single string attached: The money is available only if all current and future lawsuits are dropped…

    • rogerthat

      … Walt is killing us. Get him in your corporate office today, wrote Russo.

      He will be gone tomorrow, replied Gay.

      On July 2, 2010, Tamosaitis was escorted out of the WTP building.

      'You're fired from the WPT project. Give me your badge, your cell phone and your Blackberry, you're outta here, Tamosaitis recalled being told by a manager.

      Bechtel has said Tamosaitis was not retaliated against. …

      – this is long, detailed, and should be read in full.
      The article is by Susannah Frame, KING 5 News 9:16 a.m. PDT September 16, 2014. She – and King 5 – should be congratulated on a fine piece of journalism

      • Angela_R

        The following is from your link, Roger and to me highlights the ongoing problems that occur after shutdown:

        "The mixers are needed to keep the radioactive liquid waste from separating, akin to shaking up a bottle of vinegar and oil.

        Tamosaitis determined that the mixers, as designed, would not be able to mix the waste sufficiently, posing a risk that heavy radioactive elements would collect at the bottom of the tanks and begin a nuclear chain reaction. The reaction, in turn, would generate large amounts of explosive hydrogen gas (a similar hydrogen build up at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan caused large explosions after the 2011 Tsunami damaged that facility). He said more testing was needed to develop a better mixing process.

        The worst case scenario would be a criticality and trapping of hydrogen gas which could lead to a hydrogen explosion, said Tamosaitis."

        How many years since shutdown; yet they still have to worry about criticality and hydrogen explosions.

  • Crickets Crickets

    Absolutely horrifying that we as a society ignore the obvious link between these poor babies' deformities and the toxic environment we've created. Everyone is so righteous in their beliefs about abortion, one way or the other, but we seldom hear anyone speak up about these atrocities, most likely committed by greedy people who couldn't care less as long as their bottom line is protected.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    A resource for anybody living up that way.
    Exposure to I-131 from Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Hanford Community Health Project (HCHP)

    http://www.thyca.org/newly-diagnosed/hanford/

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      I didn't see this part
      "Public health researchers have conducted extensive epidemiological research around the releases of I-131 at Hanford and the potential link to thyroid disease. The Hanford Thyroid Disease Study, published in June 2002, did not show any association between Hanford’s I-131 releases and the occurrence of thyroid disease." it's hard to believe.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    The few lawsuits go slow
    "SEATTLE — A federal jury, acting in a bellwether case that took nearly 15 years to come to trial, awarded more than $500,000 Thursday to two thyroid-cancer victims who contended that their illness was caused by the government plant in central Washington state that produced nuclear-bomb fuel for 30 years."

    http://www.familiesagainstcancer.org/?id=204

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      "..jury trial..The Hanford complex was deeply intertwined with the local economy in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, and it will remain so, as work continues on a cleanup operation that will cost tens of billions of dollars and won't be finished until 2035 or later. "

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      15 Years? All these people involved in the legal stonewalling need to be locked up.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Coming to market? How about some more brain cancer!

    "Water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy"

    http://phys.org/news/2014-09-water-based-nuclear-battery-electrical-energy.html

    Insanity…SSDD

  • razzz razzz

    When I was reading up on Hanford which is a huge site with still a working nuke reactor or two (Because of decay rates, gotta keep making fresh Pu and Tritium to reload nuke bombs), nuke waste dump for nuke subs hulls containing their old reactors and whatever else they can get away with. Anyway, the big plan was to have a self contained and sealed mixing vat and dump radioactive wastes into to prepare it and glassify the waste for long term storage. Well, that is not working as Chernobyl has shown even glass (sand) cannot withstand radiation for more than 50 years and begins breaking down (holes begin showing up). If the processing fails for some reason, the vat (robotics) has to be abandoned for being to radioactive to deal with…more waste.

    I think they have to re-manufacture the waste into pellets and store them in tubes underwater (pools) for the duration even if they have to redo the tubes every 100 years or so. This involves using clay and heating or pressing it into ceramic pellets along with whatever nuke waste is mixed with the clay. I can only imagine the amount of nuke waste onsite and how many pellets in rods would have to be created. Probably, astronomical. And still, the pellets would have to be cooled, monitored and guarded either in water or dry casked with air cooling.

    Even dry casks have a life span of about 50 years then you remove the assemblies containing the fuel rods and place them into new dry casks.

    But there is no end in sight at Hanford.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Believing the hubris that we humans are omnipotent gods, we began playing with nuclear products and energies before we had any undestanding of radiology. Marie Curie was the first victim of this lack of understanding. The length of time since Madame Curie and today only speaks further of our blind arrogance. It is too late now. We should have learned much earlier, and we could have.

  • Sol Man

    Endless suffering, while some made/make very much money on the deal.
    Sadness and disappointment overall. Imagine how you'd feel if it were your child.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      We had a pro-Nuke shill commenting here who claimed that he lived where there were more PhDs per capita in the US. Then he backtracked because that was more information than he wanted to give out about his identity.

      So thanks for the info.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        Obviously there are many PhDs who are smart enough to avoid such a contaminated area. It is their children who suffer most from the full body burden of nuclear contamination. Nuclear waste was just thrown out all over the place at both Hanford and Los Alamos and there is no improvement at WIPP. Plenty in Colorado also all over the place and Simi Valley in California and Texas and Idaho, etc., etc.

        I used to want to move, but there is no place to hide from all the radionuclides created by the monsters and ghouls of the nuclear industry and those who support them. Their self-made day of reckoning is coming quite soon and we are all going to have to suffer as a result.

  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ4vtUzG6sQ

    Thank you VanneV and or-well, all pieces coming together, At Windcsale the scientist were many, but the blame was put on junior scientists if I understand correctly. The so-called dumb laddies.

    • or-well

      @haizedustrium-1234
      Hi!
      The discrepancy is probably due to different criteria. Los Alamos COUNTY is the COUNTY with the most PhD's (supposedly).
      IIRC the troll referred to was earlier tracked to Oak Ridge under a different screen name.
      Thank you for posting the Windscale video.
      The accidents just keep coming…

      • Shaker1

        And the PHDs have been dirtying the place since they got there.

        And I find it ridiculous that somehow management of these programs is so elusive to such intelligence. That intelligence's answer to the management problem? Allow those with only financial considerations to do it for them. Hmmm…

        Doesn't seem very smart, does it?

  • Nick

    "Dust"
    http://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/flowers/2014/nadav-kander/works#12278

    OT somewhat, but these images speak to us all about the invisible dangers inherent in our nuclear endeavors.

  • mairs mairs

    I was just driving up I 25 in New Mexico and stopped to get something to eat. I was parked facing a tractor trailer with a flatbed loaded with large metal boxes. I was sitting in my car eating my lunch and I finally noticed that the boxes said radioactive. They were marked with the dates they were filled, mostly a year ago or more, and they said "Class A Unstable". Don't know what that signifies.

  • mairs mairs

    VanneV, that would be the route a truck would take going south from Los Alamos, but I don't know for certain. I don't know where else a truck loaded with nuclear waste would be coming from.

    I'm trying to put the pictures in Photobucket so I can put a link to them.

  • mairs mairs

    Darn I wish I had had my radiation monitor with me. I would have gone up to them to see what reading I would get. So curious.

  • razzz razzz

    'SDSU and UCSD researches discover link between autism and Jacobsen Syndrome'

    "… At a recent conference in San Diego for children with Jacobsen Syndrome and their parents, the researchers tested 17 patients and discovered that eight registered on the autism spectrum, which is "a much higher rate than the general population," said SDSU neuropsychologist Sarah Mattson.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the current autism rate for children is one in 68.

    According to the National Institutes of Health, Jacobsen Syndrome results from the loss of genetic material in a chromosome. While symptoms vary, some of the typical effects are delayed development of motor skills, cognitive impairment and behavioral problems, abnormal bleeding because of blood clotting problems, and distinctive facial features…"
    http://www.kusi.com/story/26561151/sdsu-and-ucsd-researches-discover-link-between-autism-and-jacobsen-syndrome

    'Can Jacobsen syndrome be inherited?'

    "…Most cases of Jacobsen syndrome are not inherited. They result from a chromosomal deletion that occurs as a random event during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs or sperm) or in early fetal development. Affected people typically have no history of the disorder in their family, though they can pass the chromosome deletion to their children…"
    http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/jacobsen-syndrome

  • MVB Michael Van Broekhoven

    The Hanford Site, holding the Pacific Northwest at Nuclear Gunpoint:

    http://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-hanford-site-holding-the-pacific-northwest-at-nuclear-gunpoint/

    If you take the contents of these double-shelled tanks and ponder it smeared out over its surroundings at the contamination level of the Permanent Control Zone of Chernobyl (555,000 Bq/m^3 of Cs-137, there's more than enough in the leaking Hanford tanks to cover ALL of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and BC, Canada…

  • We Not They Finally

    These are very scary days…It seems that the TWO is moving quickly in its attempts to bring the world population down to 500 million.Using Ebola and compulsory ebola vaccinations which has been setup by the traitors in the defense department.ITs going to happen very quickly the fema camps and the mass extermination of the worlds population.When this happens here literally run for your lives.We are at an age where we dont see a future for any of us.Yes its all set. THe disaster in Japan and the death of the ocean and the loss of 70& of the worlds oxygen is all part of the disaster that has been planned for us all.THe TWO is full of reptilians that arent bothered by radiation as they live in a hell world of their own.

  • We Not They Finally

    Ebola is just a part of this..Include geo engineering and the mass death of billions brought on by war and bio weapons and fema camps and never ending crime until the oceans will be dead and so wont we all.What a combination. Plague and war and bio weapons like aids and all the rest of it.With a little grace perhaps in the end we will have another chance on a different planet in a progressive galaxy..THis has happened before man has destroyed himself before and now he is close to doing it all again.GREED GREED GREED
    Reaching out for what they have no right to.Yes they who have done this will burn in hell forever.

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