Part II http://youtu.be/Xd0z2cllDrU
Interview – TrishaPritikin – HanfordDownwinder – Part IIPart III http://youtu.be/Xi
Part IV http://youtu.be/Ynhb0ZCUoic
Part V http://youtu.be/EWe3Mvq3pMw
UNKNOWING AND CAPTIVE US POPULATIONS EXPERIMENTED ON BY US MILITARY, COLLEGES AND MEDICAL FACILITIES
Hanford Downwinders: Manhattan Project 1943-2013
Activities at Hanford resulted in the release of large amounts of radiation into the air, water and soil of the Northwest over several decades. Many of the radiation releases have exceeded permissible limits. Some of the radiation releases have admittedly been intentional, a way of conducting Cold War nuclear experiments on an unknowing and captive civilian population. All of it was done in the name of the national security and the rush to produce more and more plutonium.
The largest intentional release of radiation at Hanford occurred in 1949, and is known as the “Green Run.” The public was unaware of this event until some 40 years later, in the late 1980’s, when the DOE first declassified release reports acknowledging that the Green Run had occurred and then only after a newspaper reporter sued the agency.
Documents showed that Hanford intentionally and secretly released about 8,000 curies of radioactive iodine on Dec. 2, 1949. This was just one of many Green Runs. Allegedly the radiation was released to monitor the radioactive plume stretching across Oregon and Washington in hopes of evaluating equipment used in determining the location of similar Soviet plutonium production plants.
The Green Run was a huge release by any standard. The 1979 Three Mile Island accident released between 15 and 24 curies of radioactive iodine, several hundred times less than the Green Run, and nearby residents were evacuated from the area.
No one living downwind from Hanford was ever evacuated or warned of the Green Run or any of the other radioactive release from Hanford. Spanning more than 40 years, a set of 400 environmental documents were made public in 1986.
HANFORD RELEASED 685,000 CURIES OF RADIATION, COMPARED TO 24 CURIES RELEASED AT THREE MILE ISLAND
These documents revealed that Hanford regularly emitted radiation into the environment. Between 1944 and 1947 the total estimated radioactive Iodine released from Hanford was at least 685,000 Curies; a truly staggering amount. Despite this fact, contractors working for the federal government at Hanford repeatedly informed the public that Hanford was safe. When the public asked nuclear experts and government authorities if Hanford was safe, they were told that “not one atom” had ever escaped from Hanford and that Hanford was as “safe as mother’s milk.”
Jebus June 24, 2014
America’s Atomic Time Bomb: Hanford Nuclear Waste Still Poses Serious Risks
The plants also emitted radioactive clouds, which were carried by the wind all the way to Oregon, Idaho and Montana and even up into Canada. The people affected by the fallout, the so-called “downwinders,” suffered the most during the initial phase, between 1945 and 1951, when they were irradiated with iodine-131, which slipped into the food chain through livestock, milk and eggs.
SECRET AND DELIBERATE RADIATION EXPERIMENTS ON POPULATIONS DOWNWIND
In addition, thousands upon thousands of workers, residents and farmers were deliberately contaminated — for testing purposes. On December 3, 1949, Hanford physicists released a highly radioactive cloud through the smokestack of the so-called T-Plant, the world’s largest plutonium factory at the time. The radiation was almost 1,000 times more than what was released during the 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, the worst nuclear accident in American history. Fallout from the experiment, which was called “Green Run,” drifted all the way to California. People wondered why they suddenly got sick.
Studies would eventually show that some babies at Hanford were radiated twice as much as the children of Chernobyl. Before the “Green Run,” Tom Bailie, the 2-year-old son of a farmer loved to play in the fields. But then he suffered an inexplicable paralysis; later, he wouldn’t be able to father children. His entire family died of cancer.
JebusJune 24, 2014
Wikipedia; “The plutonium separation process also resulted in the release of radioactive isotopes into the air, which were carried by the wind throughout southeastern Washington and into parts of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and British Columbia
. Downwinders were exposed to radionuclides, particularly iodine-131, with the heaviest releases during the period from 1945 to 1951.
These radionuclides filtered into the food chain via contaminated fields where dairy cows grazed; hazardous fallout was ingested by communities who consumed the radioactive food and drank the milk. Most of these airborne releases were a part of Hanford’s routine operations, while a few of the larger releases occurred in isolated incidents.
In 1949, an intentional release known as the “Green Run” released 8,000curies of iodine-131 over two days. Another source of contaminated food came from Columbia River fish, an impact felt disproportionately by Native American communities who depended on the river for their customary diets.
647,000 CURIES RELEASED INTO RIVER AND AIR IN JUST THREE YEARS
A U.S. government report released in 1992 estimated that 685,000 curies of radioactive iodine-131 had been released into the river and air from the Hanford site between 1944 and 1947.”
PLUTONIUM RELEASED FROM HANFORD IN 2000
Via freebywill June 24, 2014
Found this site while trying to verify the plutonium release of 2000
“In 1997, Tank A-109 blew it’s top, spewing dangerous fumes and flushing plutonium residue outdoors. ” “Downwinders” from the Tri-Cities to Spokane are some of the most irradiated citizens outside of the former Soviet Union. They have reported health problems such as skin sores, respiratory problems, thyroid problems, miscarriages and cancer. Hanford’s public relations department has spent years covering up the problems that have been reported regarding radiation levels in downwinders’ communities. Although high levels of radioactivity were found in Columbia River fish in the 1940s, the information was ordered classified and no public warning was issued. “
HIGHER RATE OF BIRTH DEFECTS NEAR HANFORD
8 times more babies than usual born without brain near U.S. nuclear site; Much higher rate than anywhere else in country — “It’s scary the cause is such a mystery” — CNN: Experts speak out over failure of officials to conduct proper investigation — “The lamest excuse I’ve ever heard” (VIDEO)
Am J Epidemiol. 1988 Feb;127(2):243-54.
The prevalence at birth of congenital malformations in communities near the Hanford site.
Sever LE1, Hessol NA, Gilbert ES, McIntyre JM.
The authors examined the prevalence of congenital malformations among births in Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State, from 1968 through 1980. The Hanford Site is in this area and serves as a major employer. In addition, various agriculturally and chemically related activities are in the area. Among defects that would be expected to be comparably ascertained, a statistically significant elevated rate of neural tube defects was observed (1.72 per 1,000 births vs. 0.99 per 1,000).
RADIATION FLOWING INTO COLUMBIA RIVER
bo June 24, 2014 Over 300 lbs. of uranium a year flowing into Columbia River
LastChants Teri -in NE WA June 24, 2014
Add Fukushima emissions to what Hanford had already caused….no wonder it’s worse and will continue. This old page from the 1999 CDC draft is the beginning of the story of mostly thyroid radiation diseases,
told by these heartfelt comments at
DOWNWINDERS INCLUDE MONTANA AND IDAHO
They point out again & again that downwind can include even Montana and Idaho. I think this person makes a good point too. “It is not just the ‘down-winders’ that were affected by the Handford’s release. All the animals and crops were also affected. A lot of those crops, particularly alfalfa, were marketed in western Washington State. This alfalfa fed the dairy herds of western Washington and probably contaminated all milk products. The government subsidized the school lunch milk program which made it abundantly available for everyone. I think my wife and I were in school at that time were affected. We were born and raised in Snohomish County and we both have hypothyroidism.”