Radioactivity in the Heart


Now we have to worry about radioactivity in the heartland of America.

An article was previously posted at this site that told how America was being attacked with radiation from the East and West.

Oregon shots

Lincoln City on the beach in Oregon… a great place to enjoy nature.  Merri and I go there often with my sister and mom.

We’ll look at the risk east and west in a moment.  But now we have a risk in the heartlands as well.

A Wall Street Journal article “Radioactive Waste in St. Louis at Risk From Smoldering Trash – Garbage at Landfill Said to Encroach on Radioactive Waste on Site” by John R. Emshwiller (1) shares warnings that subsurface burning caused by the heating of garbage in an underground landfill could reach thousands of tons of radioactive garbage is buried.

An EPA report said that if heated, the nuclear waste could put increased amounts of radioactive radon into the air.

The article says: Federal regulators meanwhile are testing for more possible radioactive contamination in a suburban St. Louis area, while local health officials are adding staff for a possible major radiation-related health study of current and former residents of some neighborhoods.

In the West there remains concern that radiation is coming from Japan.  Many studies suggest this is not severe, but monkeys in forests near Fukushima have been examined and found to have lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan.  They also have detectable levels of cesium.

The low blood cell counts can compromise the immune system and increase vulnerability to disease.

These findings are similar to findings in red blood cells and hemoglobin content of children living around Chernobyl.

This may or may not have a US impact but a bigger radiation concern in the west is the Hanford on the Columbia River.

Fwd: nuclear-sites

The Hanford site from http://www.hanford.gov  (2)

During the Cold War, the project was expanded to include nine nuclear reactors and five large plutonium processing complexes, which produced plutonium for most of the 60,000 weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Many of the early safety procedures and waste disposal practices were inadequate. Government documents have since confirmed that Hanford’s operations released significant amounts of radioactive materials into the air and the Columbia River, which threatened the health of residents and ecosystems.

The Problem Grows

Fwd: nuclear-sites

Caption of this photo from http://www.hanford.gov

An excavator carefully picks up a drum over pack of the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford’s most hazardous.  The overpack is used to encapsulate materials found in the burial ground so it can be evaluated and properly disposed.

Today, the most significant challenge at Hanford is stabilizing the 53 million U.S. gallons of high-level radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks.  About a third of these tanks have leaked waste into the soil and groundwater.

The Problem is Worse in the East.

Fwd: nuclear-sites

Photo from New York Times article “Cleaning the Savannah River Site” (3)

The Savannah River Site is a nuclear reservation of South Carolina, located on land in Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell Counties adjacent to the Savannah River, 25 miles southeast of Augusta, Georgia.  The site was built during the 1950s to refine nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. It covers 310 square miles.

In September 2011 a huge problem began.  Because of the controversy about storing radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain Nevada, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control, Ellen Tauscher said on September 19, 2011, that high-level nuclear waste once destined for the Yucca Mountain repository will be sent, instead, to the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.

Good thinking?  Moving the waste from a remote place into the center of one of the most populated parts of the country!

This is already the  most radioactive site in the United States.  There are millions of gallons of high-level nuclear waste stored in 49 leaking tanks that sits on an earthquake fault and one of the most important aquifers in the South.

Protect Against Radiation Report

We need our own defenses against radiation which is why we created the Emailed Report: “Seven Steps to Protect Against Radiation Poisoning“.

Industrialization and the western lifestyle means we are now surrounded with increased pollution of all types. One of the worst forms of pollution is radiation and as we can see the risks of increased radioactive exposure may enhance this concern.

The nuclear issue is complex.  Nuclear energy has good and bad points. Whether nuclear energy should or will be eliminated is not the issue here.

There are three facts.

#1: Radiation is dangerous and we need to protect ourselves against it.

#2: There is a lot of radioactive material and waste around and more is being produced every day.

#3: Many governments have a history of lying about the risks of radiation.

So each of us should protect ourselves from radiation. Hopefully our radiation report can help.

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Learn seven steps that Merri and I have used to protect against radiation after being exposed during the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

One of the biggest economic and lifestyle problems this pollution creates in the Western world is the growing cost of health care.  Now the risks of increased radioactive exposure may enhance this concern.

Regretfully radiation exposure is not new and this report outlines how my wife and I,  just in the normal course of life, have been exposed to radioactive materials again and again.

I was born in Portland, Oregon in 1946 and grew up on the Columbia River… an area that has great beauty… is natural and pristine.

Well… not quite.

As a child, on the hot muggy days of summer I used to accompany my family to Rooster Rock State Park (about a 15 minute drive from our home) and soak for hours in the Columbia River.  Surrounded by nature… swimming  in the cool water… running on the warm sandy beach.

This seemed wonderful for our well being and health.

Not exactly.

A report “Radionuclides in the Columbia River” published by the Washington State Department of Health shows how beginning in the 1950s “For more than 40 years, the U.S. government produced plutonium for nuclear weapons at the Hanford Site in south central Washington state.”

The report outlines how that river I swam in every day was radiated.

Then the report shares how Merri and I later were radiated during the Chernobyl fallout.

Learn the seven steps we took to restore our good health after a serious radiation exposure from the Chernoyl nuclear accident and how this may help you if North America receives fallout from the nuclear accident in Japan or problems at the Hanford or Savannah sites.

Emailed Report: “Seven Steps to Protect Against Radiation Poisoning”.  Order here $4.99

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Gary

(1)  Radioactive Waste in St. Louis at Risk From Smoldering Trash

(2) USA Today Problems plague cleanup at Hanford nuclear waste site

(3)  New York Times Cleaning the Savannah River Site

Three radiation tracking tools:

http://japan.failedrobot.com/
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/facts/radnet/
http://gamma.tar.bz/maps/main/