A 2012 STUDY PUBLISHED <HERE> , <HERE>, AND IN THE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY (FOR ALL YOU 'PEER-REVIEWED' FREAKS) STATED UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. WAS HIT WITH "ANOMALOUSLY HIGH" LEVELS OF IODINE131 AND OTHER RADIONUCLIDES THAT WILL PRESENT DISTURBING HEALTH RISKS TO THE POPULATION THERE...ACTUALLY, HERE, AS I LIVE IN A SOUTHEASTERN STATE.
"Depositional fluxes and residence time of atmospheric radioiodine (131I) from the Fukushima accident"
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, W. Yang and L. Guo, NASA Stennis Space Center and Univ. of Southern Mississippi Dept. of Marine Science, 2012
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant explosions… emitted vast quantities of radioactive materials into the environment… radioiodine (131I)… 134Cs (A SPECIFIC CESIUM THAT COMES ONLY FROM FUKUSHIMA) and 137Cs are of special concern to people because they could trigger dangerous health effects.
However, data on time series depositional fluxes are still lacking, preventing… prediction of the scope of dispersion, especially in North America.
Following the Fukushima accident, a high level of 131I was first detected on March 23 in a dry deposition sample at [NASA's space center].
After this initial fallout, the 131I depositional flux increased up to ten- to twenty-fold during the following two weeks, varying from 218 mBq/m^2/day to 463 Bq/m^2/day.
Concurrent high rainfall and high 131I fluxes were observed at the SSC site… from 97 to 337 mBq/L with an average of 217 mBq/L.
In addition to precipitation samples, 131I was also detectable in surface waters from the Pearl River in Mississippi, with an activity of 6.7 mBq/L.
Interestingly, the 210Po/210Pb (POLONIUM AND RADIOACTIVE LEAD) ratios of the fallout samples during the peak 131I fallout period were anomalously high…
Before and after the Fukushima accident, the environmental 210Po/210Pb ratio in precipitation samples varied from 0.02 to 0.09 with an average of 0.06 at the SSC in southern Mississippi… However, the 210Po/210Pb ratio during the Fukushima fallout was up to 1.5 on March 23…
To date, excess 210Po in the atmosphere was only reported for high temperature activities such as volcanic eruptions or degassing…
Therefore, the anomalously high 210Po/210Pb ratios observed in the southern US were mostly derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant explosions which could have resulted in the fractionation of environmental 210Po and 210Pb and thus the preferential release of volatile 210Po into the atmosphere.
Indeed, the anomalous 210Po/210Pb ratios were accompanied by the peak fallout of 131I… indicating that the Fukushima nuclear plant explosions mainly contributed to the anomaly in the 210Po/210Pb ratio…
it seemed that regions reachable by 131I transport within two weeks from Fukushima would receive much more fallout…
AND THAT'S BEEN THE CASE.
AND IT WAS 11 DAYS, NOT 2 WEEKS.
BUT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS NOT MADE ONE MOVE TO INFORM RESIDENTS, TO TEST RESIDENTS, NOR TO ADVISE ANYONE TO GET TESTING DONE ON THEIR OWN.
THE RADIOACTIVE IODINE ALONE IS QUITE WORRISOME, BUT HERE IS WHAT HAS BEEN KEPT OUT OF AMERICAN MEDIA, WHILE BRITISH MEDIA HAS MADE A FAIRLY BIG DEAL OUT OF IT...
THAT POLONIUM... HOW DANGEROUS TO HUMAN HEALTH POLONIUM210 IS.
YOU SEE, ENGLAND HAD A "FUKUSHIMA MOMENT" BACK IN 1957, A PLACE CALLED WINDSCALE, A PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION FACILITY ON THE NORTHWEST COAST OF ENGLAND.
THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE FUEL CORE OF 'PILE 1' THERE ON OCTOBER 10th THROUGH 11th, 1957.
[YOU MAY READ MORE ABOUT THIS ACCIDENT <HERE>.]
SCIENTISTS IN ENGLAND, MUCH LIKE THOSE HERE WHOM THE MEDIA LOVE TO QUOTE, DID NOT STRAIGHTWAY TELL BRITS WHAT HIGH LEVELS OF VARIOUS RADIONUCLIDES WERE RELEASED, AND THE POLONIUM LEVELS WERE BARELY MENTIONED IN ONLY ONE BRIEF SUMMARY REPORT IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT.
MANY REASONS FOR KEEPING THE PUBLIC IN THE DARK ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE LEVELS AND LENGTH OF CONTAMINATION HAVE BEEN OFFERED, BUT NONE ARE VALID.
WHAT THEY KEPT SECRET WAS REPREHENSIBLE, UNETHICAL AND LED TO UNSUSPECTING DOWNWIND RESIDENTS CONTRACTING CANCERS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED HAD THEY BEEN IMMEDIATELY GIVEN PROPER EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR THOSE LEVELS OF FALLOUT AND PREVENTED FROM CONSUMING FOOD AND WATER THAT WAS CONTAMINATED.
HERE IS WHAT CAME OF THE RESEARCH DONE ALMOST 25 YEARS AFTER THE FIRE, ESPECIALLY BY TWO SCIENTISTS, MALCOLM CRICK AND GORDON LINSLEY.
THEY REPORTED THAT ALTHOUGH THE RISKS TO POPULACE DEVELOPING THYROID CANCER DID COME FROM THE RELEASED RADIOACTIVE IODINE, 131-I, THE POLONIUM POSED ALMOST AS GREAT A RISK!
Another scientist, Roger Clarke, using updated cancer risk coefficients, estimated
that the accident had caused, or would cause, 100 fatal cancers (of which <10 are thyroid cancers due to exposure to 131I and 70, mainly lung cancers, are due to exposure to 210Po) and 90 non-fatal cancers (of which 55 are thyroid cancers due to exposure to 131I and 10 are due to exposure to 210Po)—the release of the now notorious polonium-210, which was largely ignored in early environmental assessments, was considered by Clarke to have had the greatest radiological impact of the radionuclides discharged during the Windscale accident.
Recently, John Garland, the late Arthur Chamberlain’s long-time colleague at Harwell, has refined the estimates of the quantities of radionuclides released during the fire, using original (and previously classified) documents and information on the travel of radioactive material provided by the Met Office using the NAME atmospheric dispersion model and detailed meteorological data for October 1957 .
The half-century that has elapsed since the Windscale fire has provided some perspective on the accident—the quantity of 131I released was 1000 times LESS than that released from the Chernobyl accident almost 30 years later.
Nonetheless, the Windscale accident can hardly be considered as trivial—it is rated as a Level 5 accident on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) —and it could have been a lot worse.
The extensive environmental monitoring that took place during and after the Windscale fire provided the evidence upon which the authorities decided that a milk distribution ban should be enforced in the west Cumbrian coastal strip running from 10 km north of Windscale Works to some 20 km to the south.
The health physicists had little guidance available as to what constituted an "acceptable limit" for the level of 131I activity in milk, and they derived, essentially from first principles, such a limit (0.1 µCi/L) to constrain thyroid doses, particularly to infants and young children.
A milk ban based on these ad hoc calculations was a courageous but wise decision, which prevented a significant enhancement of the local collective thyroid dose and limited individual thyroid doses.
[COMPARE THIS TO THE CLOSING OF MONITORING SITES BY THE EPA, ETC, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DAIICHI ACCIDENT AND THE FACT THAT, DESPITE HIGHER LEVELS IN U.S. MILK AND RAIN WATER THAN WERE FOUND IN ENGLAND DURING THIS ACCIDENT, NO BANS WERE ISSUED BY OUR GOVERNMENT ON ANYTHING.]
IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT THE RADIATION RELEASED BY THE WINDSCALE ACCIDENT WOULD CREATE ABOUT 1,200 NEW THYROID CANCER CASES WITHIN 5 YEARS TO 15 OR 20 YEARS.
THE UNUSUALLY HIGH NUMBERS OF LEUKEMIA CASES THERE COULD BE BLAMED ON ...THE POLONIUM!
"Irène Joliot-Curie, daughter of Marie Curie, died of leukaemia in 1956 -
the disease was linked to a laboratory accident that occurred more than a decade
previously, when a sealed capsule of polonium exploded."
THERE IS A CHART IN A 'NEW SCIENTIST' MAGAZINE EXCERPT, MARCH 13, 1983, <FOUND HERE> THAT SHOWS THOSE UNUSUALLY HIGH LEUKEMIA CASES DOWNWIND FROM WINDSCALE.
THE KNOWN FACT THAT CANCER CAN TAKE THIS LONG TO DEVELOP AFTER EXPOSURE TO RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT IS ALSO SOMETHING OUR AMERICAN MEDIA NEVER PRINTS.
FAILURE TO DO SO MEANS FEW WILL BE INFORMED OF EARLY SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR OR THE NEED FOR TESTING OVER THIS LONG A PERIOD OF TIME. THIS MEANS THERE WILL BE UNNECESSARY SUFFERING AND/OR DEATH BECAUSE THE PUBLIC IS INTENTIONALLY UNINFORMED.
THE 1983 STUDIES ALSO FOUND THAT THE RATE OF DEPLETION OF THE POLONIUM RELEASED FROM THE WINDSCALE STACK ALONG WITH THE 131-I, DID NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DECLINE AS MIGHT HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN SUSPECTED.
Fukushima rads won't hurt us here
"An international team of scientists led by Ken Buesseler of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has found that there is no harmful contamination of seafood by radioactive discharge from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants "except close to Japan."
"Doses from eating fish are very low off US, and in fact 500 times greater from a natural radionuclide, polonium-210, but no one worries about 210Po."
NO ONE WORRIES ABOUT 210-POLONIUM?
THAT'S A LIE!
SCIENTISTS IN ENGLAND, WAY BACK AFTER THE 1957 WINDSCALE FIRE WERE PLENTY WORRIED ABOUT POLONIUM!
IN 2006 A RUSSIAN SPY WAS KILLED BY POLONIUM 210, AND THAT SAME 210-Po WAS NAMED IN THE DEATH OF YASSER ARAFAT!
NOBODY WORRIES ABOUT 210pO, KENNY?
IT'S A "NATURAL" RADIONUCLIDE?
IT'S "NATURAL" BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT CALLS ALL RADIONUCLIDES THAT WERE RELEASED BY THOSE INITIAL NUCLEAR BOMB TESTS!
THEY'RE NOW DUBBED "NATURAL" OR FOUND IN "NORMAL BACKGROUND RADIATION" BECAUSE THE DAMNED NUCLEAR BOMBS PUT THEM THERE!
POLONIUM-210 IS EXTREMELY RARE "IN NATURE".
IT IS ONE OF 25 RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES PRODUCED BY THE DECAY OF URANIUM ORE.
HOW RARE IS IT?
"There are only about 100 micrograms in every tonne of ore. "
"The maximum safe body burden of Po-210 is only seven picograms.
A microgram of Po-210, which is no larger than a speck of dust, would certainly
deliver a fatal dose of radiation. "
YOU CAN'T CONVINCE ME THAT BUESSELER AND OTHERS HAVE NEVER READ THOSE WINDSCALE STUDIES, OR THE HEADLINES ABOUT 210-Po BEING USED AS A MURDER WEAPON!
NOR WILL I BELIEVE THAT THE NASA 'EXPERTS' WHO RECORDED "ANOMALOUSLY HIGH LEVELS OF 210Po" WERE UNAWARE OF THEM, AS WELL AS THE RESULTING CANCERS ATTRIBUTED TO 210-Po!
WHY WASN'T THE PUBLIC ALERTED JUST BECAUSE OF THE 131-I ALONE?
WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE, ANYONE SOUND THE ALARM?
NASA'S STUDY MAKES IT SEEM LIKE IT WAS A GOOD THING THAT IT RAINED MORE THAN USUAL IN THAT TWO-WEEK DUMP THAT WE IN THE SOUTH GOT IN 2011.
EVER HEAR OF RADIOACTIVE RAIN, GUYS?
IT'D HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR US IF IT HAD NOT RAINED!
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER FOR MY YOUNGEST GRANDSON, WHO LIVES LESS THAN 4 HOURS FROM THAT NASA SPACE CENTER...AND WHO SEEMS DRIVEN SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD TO RUN OUT IN EVERY RAIN, TILT HIS HEAD BACK, OPEN HIS MOUTH AND....