Have a good Radiation Day today.
Apr 1 – April 8, 2015
289 CPM Boston, MA
184 CPM New York City
404 CPM Raleigh, NC New
275 CPM Atlanta, GA
454 CPM Miami, FL
200 CPM Chicago, IL
194 CPM St Paul, MN
489 CPM Lincoln, NE, Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined CPM.
236 CPM Des Moines, IA
327 CPM Aberdeen, SD
546 CPM Rapid City, SD
397 CPM Kansas City, KA
281 CPM Tulsa, OK
447 CPM Little Rock, AR
230 CPM Dallas, TX
277 CPM Lubbock, TX
421 CPM South Valley, NM
279 CPM Albuquerque, NM Taken OFF LINE MAR 5TH.
549 CPM Grand Junction, CO
698 CPM Billings, MT
319 CPM Phoenix, AZ
369 CPM Tucson, AZ
157 CPM Las Vegas, NV
378 CPM San Diego, CA
318 CPM Los Angeles, CA
230 CPM San Francisco, CA
474 CPM Spokane, WAAcross the United States from East to West and North to South, this is Your Radiation, This Week.ARE YOU AS HEALTHY AS YOUR PARENTS WERE?
Like salting French Fries at your favorite Diner, the radiation falls out of the sky and gets us all.
No one is left out. One result is that we are not as healthy as our parents and grandparents were at our age. Government nuclear weapons policy says it is worth it to have the Bomb – Global Thermonuclear Weapons, and little, more usable ones, too. This policy just makes us all less healthy.
Lincoln, NE from the list above experienced 489 CPM of combined Gamma and Beta Radiation this past week. That is serious stuff, nothing to fool around with. A good question is where did the 489 CPM of Radiation come from?
Lincoln is surrounded by three aging, leaking nuclear power plants. Lincoln is directly in the path of the powerful Jet Stream moving South from the Arctic and Canada carrying radiation from radioactive wars and 486 other decrepit reactors all over the world. All these things contribute to the radiation count in Lincoln today.
It is important to note these radiation plumes don’t go around the world just once, the plumes go around the world many times, dropping part of the radioactive load each mile of the way. All forms of precipitation are good scavengers of radiation from the atmosphere. Some, like snow, are better than most. California gets much of its water from the snow melt during a normal spring and winter.
As a result, 70 years after the nuclear business started, Lincoln and many other communities are paying the price.
Everyone in Lincoln breathes about 17 times a minute. Part of the radiation in the air ends up inside them. A milligram, or 0.0000352 of an ounce, of radioactive particles fires about 800 rounds a minute, forever, inside folks. It causes heart disease, cancers and hundreds of other diseases; but, first and foremost is heart disease. These weapons never jam and never run out of rounds.
DILUTION IS THE ANSWER ?
Many people have heard the old chant “Dilution is the answer to pollution,” you may have even said it yourself. Some items, like thousands of radioactive compounds and molecules, instead of being destroyed are merely spread out wider to attack more people, animals and plants.
Dr John Gofman, former Medical Director of the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab stated “… If you pollute when you DO KNOW there is NO safe dose with respect to causing extra cases of deadly cancers or heritable effects, you are committing premeditated random murder.” [Emphasis added.] – John W. Gofman, Ph.D., M.D. (1918-2007), associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1963-1969) — Comments on a Petition for Rulemaking to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, May 21, 1994.”
In civilian use you cannot slice it any finer than one molecule. In militaries it is called a nuclear weapon, some electricity makers use it in nuke power plants. What worked as conventional wisdom in the Middle Ages about dilution and pollution doesn’t work with nuclear material today.
However, 16th century thinking abounds in the militaries of nuclear nations. The former Soviet Union dumped reactors off the coast of Siberia and the American military dumped nuclear material off both the East and West Coasts of the States. The practice has not necessarily stopped, it is spreading.
Famously, the Mafia in Southern Italy regularly buys old freighters, loads them with radioactive used fuel rods from reactors, drives them out in the the ocean and scuttles the boats, sinking them to the bottom of the sea. The bottoms are blown out of the ships in the Mediterranean Sea and along the coasts of Africa. There is no known plan to retrieve the reactors or the radioactive nuclear material.
Have you secured your house for operation in a radioactive environment?
- No (95%, 443 Votes)
- Yes (5%, 25 Votes)
Total Voters: 468
Check with me, Bob Nichols, for the next edition of Your Radiation, This Week.Copyright by Bob Nichols, Apr 10, 2015.
1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA www2.epa.gov/radnet Should you need to type in the address don’t skip the “2” in www2.
2. The EPA based reporting of NETC.com, an LLC.
3. * Radiation equals combined Beta and Gamma Radiation. Note: Not all locations have working Beta Radiation Monitors. Gamma Radiation Monitors are functioning at all these locations.
4. “…If you pollute when you DO KNOW there is NO safe dose with respect to causing extra cases of deadly cancers or heritable effects, you are committing premeditated random murder.” – John W. Gofman, Ph.D., M.D. (1918-2007), associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1963-1969) — Comments on a Petition for Rulemaking to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, May 21, 1994.
5. CPM. “Although we can’t see it, taste it, smell it or hear it we can measure radiation and observe its effects. One way to measure radiation which the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] has chosen to use on its radiation websites is in Counts Per Minute. Each Count is One Radioactive Decay.” Quote from last week’s ‘Your Radiation, This Week.’” Apr 3, 2015.
Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award winner, a correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper and a frequent contributor to various online publications. He reports on war, politics and the two nuclear weapons labs in the Bay Area. Nichols is writing a book based on 20 years of nuclear war in Central Asia. He is a former employee of an Army Ammunition Plant. You are encouraged to write Nichols at email@example.com