Radiation from U.S. Aging Nuclear Plants & Now From Fukushima

posted by admin @ 14:10 PM
April 6, 2012

 Independent testing indicates radiation from Japan’s Fukushina nuclear accident has come to our shores sooner than expected.  Radiation detected as 668% higher than normal is over California in spite of assurances from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Japan’s nuclear meltdown poses the U.S. no danger.
 
 In “Highest Radiation in L.A. Air Yet,” Michael Collins reports results of testing radiation levels in California’s water: “One year after the Fukushima meltdowns began, these readings indicate that ocean-borne radiation may be making its way into waters off Southern California months before the inevitable tide of radioactive goo that will wash up. . . later this year through 2014.”

 Moreover he writes that one reason radiation in the Los Angeles area is rising is because of “the enormous amount of radioactive ‘buckeyballs’ filled with 60 uranium uranyis apiece that continue to be produced at the stricken nuclear reactor site for almost a year.”

 Even acclaimed nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen the Chief Engineer of Fairewinds Associates––who has said that Fukushima is ten times worse than Russia’s Chernobyl, and that at least one million Japanese will have cancer in the next 20 years––has warned that Fukushima waste can reach the United States.

 Another nuclear expert, Marco Kaltofen of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and and also a member of Fairewinds, recently told the American Public Health Association that “hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan . . . [and] . .  that  auto air filters from Fukushima . . . are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a buried radioactive waste disposal site in the U.S.”

 Most important, when Kaltofen presented his findings to the American Public Health Association, he confirmed “the detection of hot particles in the U.S.”  Moreover, he posits that Fairewinds Associates “believes that this is a personal health issue in Japan and a public health issue in the United States and Canada.”

 Gunderson and Fairewinds Associates believe that––in light of the Fukushima meltdown– the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not addressing major safety issues in U.S. power plants, including:  “serious design flaws in the BWR Mark 1 containment, fundamental flaws in the Boiling Water Reactor vessel design, and problems with detonation shock-waves.”

 Fairewinds insists:  “The NRC and the nuclear industry are using a flawed cost benefit computer code that underestimates the value of human life and minimizes property damages after an accident, which has the effect of justifying continued operation of reactors without safety modifications.”

 The NRC should beware.  Bible verse cards say that God gave His Son that we may have life, not death:  “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10: 10).  Those who through neglect take man’s life face horrific judgment from God.

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