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we discussed an epidemiological re-evaluation of Three Mile Island last time, we
found the following information, from our reblog post, of special
“The amount of radiation that escaped at Three Mile
Island is unknown. Outdoor radiation monitors were spaced too far apart to
capture plumes of radiation. Monitors within the reactor building were out of
order. Traps for radioactive iodine had been inexplicably removed. All
one has to go on are the health and environmental effects: the clouding
over of dentists’ films…, the livestock keeling over, the one
eyed kittens, a parrot breeder’s dead birds, vanished insects,…,
tulips with buds on their stems, the metallic taste experienced by many
Three Mile Island area residents-an effect experienced at Hiroshima and
Chemobyl-and cancers and cancers and cancers.” http://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/lies-of-our-times-high-level-omissions-by-anna-mayo/
The current US EPA rad net monitors are also amazingly sparse — usually one per
state. A lot in the reblog on Sellafield too.
Is this acceptable? Is it “ok”?
of piglet in the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum. Photo by Vincent de Groot,
via wikmedia. (It looks kind of like a puppy, but the photo says it’s a pig.
Pigs do have teeth).
absolutely infuriating to see the IAEA and others (e.g. UNSCEAR), as seen in our
previous post, proclaim thyroid cancer and disease no real problem. In a 2005
article the IAEA upped the cases to 4,000 thyroid related cancer at Chernobyl,
all while glossing over the seriousness of this disease. http://www.iaea.
org/newscenter/features/chernobyl-15/thyroid.shtml Not only are there issues of
mortality but also of morbidity or disease. Contrary to what IAEA and UNSCEAR
would lead us to believe, thyroid cancer is not the only cause of morbidity or
mortality from Chernobyl. Nonetheless, also contrary to what they try to mislead
everyone to believe, thyroid cancer and thyroid disease is extremely serious
business. In short, IAEA and UNSCEAR admit to thyroid cancer related to
Chernobyl but not much of anything else. They gloss over the thyroid cancer as
no big deal, while suggesting that it would not have happened if the population
had not been iodine deficient. They almost totally ignore the rest. This is
damage can be caused by both external radiation to neck and head and internal
radiation from ingestion of radioiodine (and possibly other radionuclides).
cancer-disease IS a problem. The thyroid is NOT an expendable organ. The thyroid
is critically important for the human body. Victims may live but being forced to
take thyroid medicine for life is serious business. Furthermore, it locks the
individual into the medical-industrial complex for life and their lives depend
upon it; it appears difficult to get the medication in balance, as well. (Who
pays for a lifetime of medication? The individual? The taxpayer?) Too much
medication gives the symptoms of hyperthyroidism; too little hypothyroidism. An
excess in medication causes nervousness, insomnia, and can even increase risk of
heart attack. Too little can lead to fatigue and weight gain, and other
A good doctor is required. An imbalance of the medication can be
life-threatening. Nothing can replace the human body! Nothing can replace lost
organs! Nothing can replace the good seafood, which is no longer safe to eat
you read, or have read, the following by US EPA, you quickly see just how
widespread exposure to the radionuclides, iodine 129 and iodine 131 must be.
Iodine 131 has a half-life of 8 days; Iodine 129 of 15.7 million
years. This means that all of the iodine 129 which has entered
the environment whether from nuclear tests, nuclear accidents or nuclear power
plants, still is there and is still increasing in
“How do iodine-129 and iodine-131 get into the
and iodine-131 are gaseous fission products that form within fuel rods as they
fission. Unless reactor chemistry is carefully controlled, they
can build up too fast, increasing pressure and causing corrosion in the
rods. As the rods age, cracks or wholes may breach the rods.