— Washington: “negative trend in contamination control” halts work at Hanford project — 8th worker exposure this year

From the Tri-City Herald

by Annette Cary
November 20, 2019

Work has halted at Hanford to remove a highly radioactive spill just north of Richland after an eighth incident this year in which a worker’s clothing or skin was contaminated with radioactive waste.

The 324 Building sits over a leak of radioactive cesium and strontium into the soil beneath it at the site about one mile north of Richland and about 300 yards west of the Columbia River.

“Although individually the contamination levels (on workers) have been low and no dose has been assigned to workers, collectively the number of personnel contamination events indicate a negative trend in contamination control that corrective actions  taken to date have been inadequate to address,” the Department of Energy wrote in a Nov. 14 letter to its contractor on the project, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.

Dose is a calculation of the radioactive exposure to the worker.

Earlier the same day that DOE sent the letter, CH2M had stopped work at the Hanford nuclear reservation’s 324 Building — one of several temporary halts to at least some of the work there this year.

Joe Franco, the DOE deputy manager at the DOE Richland Operations Office, told CH2M in the letter that he would not allow work to resume in the highly contaminated areas of the 324 Building until the company had developed a plan of correction and DOE had agreed on the path forward.

“(The Richland Operations Office) expects that workers at Hanford are protected from personnel radiological contamination while accomplishing our important Hanford mission,” Franco said.

The building has been left standing over the contaminated spill and the contamination to workers had been contained within the building, so the public is not at risk.

The building prevents precipitation from reaching the spill beneath it to carry it closer to the groundwater and also can be used to shield workers from radiation.

324 BUILDING WORK COMPLICATED

After the Tri-City Herald asked DOE for information about the Nov. 14 letter, Brian Vance sent a message to all Hanford employees on Wednesday afternoon saying that work within the building continues to be challenging “due to the high levels of radioactivity in the soil beneath the building.”

CH2M is working on improving “radiological practices and controls in the building by taking a holistic look at the full spectrum of operations,” Vance said. “Cleanup work in radiologically controlled areas inside the building will not resume without proper DOE oversight and approval.”

Ty Blackford, president of CH2M at Hanford, also sent a message to his employees Wednesday afternoon saying that work at the 324 Building has become more complicated.

He said work was stopped late last week after low-level contamination was discovered on an employee’s skin as they were leaving an area known to be contaminated within the building and checks were being done.

“The employee was easily decontaminated using standard techniques,” Blackford said.

In an incident in the spring in which a speck of contamination was found on the pant leg of an employee who was checking workers as they left a radiologically contaminated area, a piece of tape was used to remove the contamination.

“Each time we’ve encountered challenges at the project this past year, the team did the right thing by stopping work, evaluating conditions and determining the safest path forward,” Blackford said.

For the latest review of work processes, a team of experts is being assembled both from CH2M at Hanford and also from Jacobs Engineering, the owner of the Hanford contractor.

CONTAMINATION CONCERNS RAISED

The staff of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board also has been concerned about worker contamination and contamination spread within the building.

In the staff’s weekly report dated June 28, it noted that there had been a fourth case of a worker’s personal clothing being contaminated and the first case of skin contamination since February.

That week contamination was found on both a worker’s clothing and his skin.

If the protective clothing that workers wear becomes damp, the contamination can wick through to their personal clothing underneath and their skin, the report said.

As work was temporarily stopped in June, CH2M focused on ways to improve contamination, including requiring workers to wear water-impermeable outer coveralls, using adhesive paper and wet rags for added dust control, and limiting water injection during drilling.

Much of the focus of the review was on preventing the spread of contamination as workers were taking of their protective clothing layer and leaving contaminated areas, according to the defense board staff report.

But worker contamination continued to be a problem, including when contamination was found on a worker’s personal clothing in September, according to the defense board staff.

The clothing may have been contaminated as he took off protective clothing, and CH2M again changed processes for taking off protection clothing.

Contamination issues are tied to two projects being done in the building.

The contamination spill was within a hot cell, where work was done with highly radioactive material by workers manipulating equipment outside the building. The highly acidic strontium and cesium that spilled within the hot cell in the 1980s ate through stainless steel to reach the soil beneath.

Plans call for sawing out the bottom of the hot cell using remotely operated equipment and then digging up the most highly contaminated soil with an excavator arm mounted on the 30-foot-high, 5-foot-thick walls of the hot cell.

DOE officials have said the contamination beneath the building is so radioactive that it would be fatal within a few minutes of human contact.

DRILLING SPREADS CONTAMINATION

Before the bottom of the hot cell can be chopped and sawed up and then the contamination beneath it dug up, radioactively contaminated debris left in the hot cell has to be removed.

Some of the contamination events have involved the employees doing that work.

Other contamination events have been related to drilling being done into the soil beneath the building as part of a project to keep the building stable once part of the flooring and foundation is removed to allow digging.

Plans call for installing pilings beneath the building to stabilize it.

But as drilling has been done from within the building, contamination has spread.

In one incident in June contamination was found on a worker’s boots as he took off the protective clothing and was checked as he left the room where drilling was being done.

The next week was when the first incident of skin contamination since February occurred on a worker who was decontaminating the room where the drilling was being done.

“The 324 Building presents complex challenges and the department is committed to safe and deliberate completion of this project,” Vance said.Workers with Hanford’s CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. have removed, packaged and shipped 15 bins of contaminated waste from the 324 Building since July.

Workers with Hanford’s CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. have removed, packaged and shipped 15 bins of contaminated waste from the 324 Building since July. COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Shipped where?

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article237601614.html?fbclid=IwAR1qL6R-ea8EVXjC9HS8Bs7EfjJbTF1NSGwz_7UcCcgS95LeaWDvUfD0kNM

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— Washington State alert: Two ballot initiatives need signatures to shut down Columbia Nuclear Power Generating Station

Washington State has a nuke plant. And it’s not Hanford. It’s the Columbia Generating Station.

These ballot initiatives aim to shut that plant down. Send this info to those you know in Washington State. 

The docs below are a great model for other states.

From RadCast

Hey folks. RadCast and No Nukes NW  have been working hard on getting these 2 initiatives ready to hit the streets of WA and get into WA Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, businesses, peace groups, schools, stores, you name it, and we are finally ready to roll.
WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN WA STATE TO GATHER SIGNATURES ON THESE INITIATIVES.
 You will most likely have to print them at Kinkos as they are an odd size but made to legal specs that WA State requires.
Here are the directions.
Print on 11×17 ONLY.
Print these as a 2 Sided paper ONLY. You may not use 2 separate sheets per each Initiative…each one has a front and back only.
Please let your friends and family members in WA State know about these Initiatives!
They can print as many as they want to and carry them wherever they go while talking to people about CGS. Folks will most likely NOT know that we have a nuke plant and confuse it with Hanford. When talking to citizens,  let them know that all of us can help shut it down w/ these Initiatives and request that they please sign both Initiatives for us. Most likely they will be disgusted when they learn we have a nuke plant and will be glad to sign. Do have them sign both.
When you are done with the signature pages, please send back to the address given on the sheet.
I am hoping that you will all take this to heart and make this happen. This is a gift for us. Be glad we have the opportunity to do this. Do not think of this as a chore. This is a way for us not only to clean up WA State and the Pacific NW but also  to protect us from the real potential of a nuclear melt-down at CGS. These Initiatives are a blessing to help get our goals met:
1.Shut Down CGS
and
2. Stop making more waste at CGS.
This letter can be sent to a million people. Please take part in the efforts in WA by forwarding it to groups you are affiliated with. This is not an insurmountable task. We can make this happen if we all do our part.
Peace and No Nukes NW!
Mimi

— Shocking Hanford radiation experiments on prisoners — Columbia River called most radioactive in world

From ENE News
Title: CultureLab: The radioactive legacy of the search for plutopia
Source: New Scientist
Author: Rob Edwards
Date: March 18, 2013

“Shocking radiation experiments by US and Soviet governments” inKate Brown‘s Plutopia

[…] In 1965, scientists at the Hanford nuclear weapons complex in Washington state wanted to investigate the impact of radiation on fertility – and they weren’t hidebound by ethics.

In a specially fortified room in the basement of Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, volunteer prisoners were asked to lie face down on a trapezoid-shaped bed. They put their legs into stirrups, and let their testicles drop into a plastic box of water where they were zapped by X-rays.

The experiments, which lasted for a decade and involved 131 prisoners […]

The testicle tests are just one of many disturbing details Kate Brown has unearthed from the official archives in her fascinating nuclear history. […]

Full report here

More Hanford History from Brown

  • Tunnels created by muskrats undermined one of Hanford’s storage ponds, causing 60 million litres of radioactive effluent to pour into the Columbia river
  • For 7 hours, they processed highly radioactive “green” fuel that had not been allowed to decay for as long as usual – and showered 407,000 gigabecquerels of radioactive iodine over nearby cities
  • The Columbia [has] been called the most radioactive in the world, and many thousands of people who live downstream and downwind say the contamination has made them sick

See also: CBS News: Mind-boggling mistakes at leaking U.S. nuclear site — “The chances of a catastrophic event are real” -Former Governor (VIDEO)

 

http://enenews.com/new-book-shocking-hanford-radiation-experiments-on-prisoners-columbia-river-called-most-radioactive-in-world

The 1001 dump sites of Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State

This article was cited in the previous video.

From Dr. William Mount
January 2014

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is located in South Central Washington along the Columbia River in one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the world.

The Reservation began during WW2 to help build the first Atom Bomb. Since then this reservation has served as a primary storage area for Nuclear waste for this nation. Rather than doing what the Russians do-storing Nuclear Waste in 39,000 foot deep trenches in the Artic where it does no harm we just haul it to Hanford.

So what exactly does Hanford do with the Solid and liquid Nuclear Waste once they get it?

Here is what we have learned so far:

1) Up until 1974 Hanford dumped their Liquid Waste into open trenches where it seeped into the Columbia a River. At the BLUE BRIDGE these folks have been testing the water in the Columbia River just below Hanford for 70 years every day.

2) The Open Trenches were covered with metal covers in 1974 due to public protests but they dumping continues.

3) Solid Waste was stored in metal 55 gallon drums. I spoke with a Back Hoe driver about 5 years ago and he tried to pull one of those barrels up and it disintegrated in his shovel so – there they remain.

4) Solid Waste was also stored in Cement Barrels without rebar – and they also came apart when the back hoe hit the barrels – so they just threw dirt over the barrels and called it a day.

5) If you look at the aerial photos of Hanford you will see two open pits where Raw Nuclear Waste is dumped near the bend in the river.

6) Much of the waste blows down into the Kennewick Area – this is why it currently has the highest rates of Cancer, MS and other neurological disorders in the world.

7) The Spokane Indian reservation is just North and East of the Hanford Nuclear reservation. After speaking with a couple of Reservation Employees dealing with the reservation they told me that trucks come into the reservation form Hanford and go up creeks to old mine shafts and dump their waste daily. They tested over 1,000 wells and all of them showed contamination form raw Uranium. So apparently this “Raw Uranium” is being dumped directly into the ground water by those at Hanford – and has been for over 60 years.

Over and over again I heard stories about these trucks going up roads loaded and coming back empty — roads up creeks, roads to old mine shafts, roads where the only way to dump a load is by dumping it in the creek.

8) I was told by a truck driver a few weeks ago that had just retired that he would haul Nuclear Waste up a 4 1/2 mile road and dump it into a pond on top of a hill over looking the Columbia. This Waste Pond is the Rabanco Owned mine just West of the town of Wellpinit Washington. In fact – there are two open pit Nuclear Dump Sites there as can bee seen on Google Earth.

One of the mines is the Midnight Mine.

By the Way Rabanco has been renamed Allied Waste and then renamed New Republic Services.

The EPA also did a fly over and said: Don’t worry, be happy. It’s all fixed — as more trucks drove up to the mine to dump their radioactive waste.

These Indians are being slaughtered by the Hanford Folks as the NRC directors toast their success in ridding themselves of this toxic waste.

9) I realize that those who run Hanford assume that that these folks are only Indians and the only good Indian is a dead Indian – right?

They are Americans and I have been winning cases for their veterans for over 15 years now at no cost to them. In fact – I just won another one yesterday.

10) I met a gal at my mortgage company who’s husband would guard trains going form Hanford to Idaho and then dump their load into Tankers and then the tanker trucks would go down abandoned roads and dump their radioactive loads, Now the trees are so radioactive in these Unmarked Dump Sites that the trees are dying.

If you live in Northern Idaho – test your water for radioactive contamination.

Here is why killing Spokane Indians is legal.

(((By the way – they are Indians (Not Native Americans) and proud of it)))

1) The Nuclear Energy Commission is a Private Corporation owned by the IMF.

2) The Spokane Indian Reservation is a Private Corporation owned by the US Dept of Agriculture, which is also a private corporation owned by the IMF.

3) If you write an Environmental Impact Statement and have an Inter Agency (Corporation) agreement you may murder people legally – – white man’s laws.

GOD calls it murder.

Here is the good news:

APFN THE CURE FOR CANCER UPDATE 3

APFN THE HANFORD ANT, HAIRY LEUKEMIA, AND IMMUSIST.

Since the Spokane Indian Reservation Hospital refused to respond to me will somebody please shove this story into the faces of the Spokane Indian Reservation Board of Directors and demand the Cure for Cancer be made available on the reservation!

By the way – there is a Canadian Toxic Waste Disposal Site just north of the boarder along the Columbia River where Canadian trucks openly dump raw waste just East of Grand Forks BC. Here all sorts of toxic Waste is dumped into a river leading directly into the US in violation of a dozen treaties.

Hey – here is an ideas – rather than bombing Libya or Syria or Iran… – how about stopping the toxic waste form being dumped into the Columbia River Mr. Obama?

Dr William B. Mount
253-686-6290

http://drwilliammount.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-1001-dump-sites-of-hanford-nuclear.html

• Letter to Vermont: “We also have a nuclear waste dump at San Onofre”

Regarding the problems with decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=12446&page=1)
a reader from California wrote this letter:

The good folks in Vermont should be studying what we have been going through for several years after the decommissioning of San Onofre. Check out SanOnofreSafety.org.

We did a poll, and 92 percent favored naming it the Darrell Issa Nuclear Waste Dump.

We are supposed to be one of the six nuclear power plants in the country that the National Academy of Sciences wants to study for cancer streaks.

But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has held up the funding for the study.

Apparently, they are afraid of what it might reveal for residents who live within 31 miles.

What are you doing now that you have also become a nuclear waste dump?

Roger Johnson, San Clemente, Calif.

http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=12456&page=1#.VafAikJB-S1

Hanford – Multiple secret “green runs” released 685K Curies radioactive iodine on Washington and Oregon downwinders

From A Green Road Project, August 31, 2013

The video offers a reflection on the effect of radiation on children by Kay Sutherland, a Hanford downwinder from Walla Walla, Washington. Listen to her talking about the loss of her children and many other children in the graveyard, due to multiple, secret Green Run radioactive releases from the Hanford nuclear facility.

Dedicated to Kay Sutherland and all of the millions of Hanford downwinder radiation victims.
For more information:
 
http://toxipedia.org/display/wanmec/G…

CEMETERIES FILLED WITH INFANT DOWNWIND CASUALTIES OF NUCLEAR INDUSTRY OPERATIONS AND RADIATION RELEASES

Ever wonder why babies die before birth, or why they are stillborn from healthy mothers who don’t smoke or drink or do drugs? Why are babies born with health issues, or with birth defects? Wonder no more…
Video: Cemetery blocks filled with babies downwind of US nuclear site — “This needs to be talked about, the children… murdered” — Mother: My newborns died within hours, tumors all over, brain disintegrated after massive stroke — “Body parts, cadavers, fetuses… the nuclear industry took in the dead of night… from all over US”
Everything that I had thought was true — wasn’t. What was true I didn’t know… Jennifer was delivered by one of the very old doctors of Walla Walla… the old doctors were in-on-the-know with Hanford… His very church-going friend… did the experiments on the prisoners at Walla WallaShe was autopsied by the very same pathology lab that autopsied Hanford people. They would… steal them away from the mortuaries over there, bring them to Walla Walla, have the pathology lab do their tests or take their body samples or parts, and take them back to Hanford… without their families ever knowing… The nuclear mausoleum [is] under the direction of… Washington St. University… They have body parts, cadavers, fetuses — they have any kind of sample that you can imagine… that the nuclear industry took in the dead of night, under cloak-and-dagger terms, from all over the US [and] nuclear facilities.”
 

Nuclear Power Plant Studies Show Child Leukemia, Breast, Thyroid Cancer Rates Increase RADICALLY Closer To Plants; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/child-leukemia-breast-thyroid-cancer.html

 
14,000 US Infant Mortality/Deaths From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Peer Reviewed Study; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/number-of-global-infant-mortality.html

 

HANFORD – MULTIPLE GREEN RUNS

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.”
http://www.djc.com/special/enviro98/10043971.htm

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.[4] 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.[55] 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.[4]

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.[56]”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site#Environmental_concernsList Of All Genetically Linked Diseases Caused By Low Level Radiation Exposure; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/list-of-all-genetically-linked-diseases_1674.html

Dr. John S. Sanford; Mutagenesis And Entropy; Dangers Of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation Leading To Human Extinction; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/mutagenesis-dangers-of-low-dose.html

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. “
http://www.heartofamericanorthwest.org/reports&publications.html

 

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).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3337080Birth defect deaths in West Coast state hit record levels duriing 2011 — Spiked 60% in Washington, then returned to normal following year — Gov’t investigation examined ‘Fukushima release along west coast of US’ as possible cause
http://enenews.com/birth-defect-deaths-in-west-coast-state-hit-record-levels-duriing-2011-spiked-60-in-washington-then-returned-to-normal-following-year-govt-investigation-examined-fukushima-release-along-wes/

 
Inside of the chart at the above article it is easy to see how birth defects have been constantly increasing since the records were first kept, now almost double or more than double from the first entry on the chart.

MORE INFORMATION


Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected By Low Level Radiation; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/chernobyl-heart-movie-how-children-are.html

43% of Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Problems, Could Be Much Worse Than That; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/43-of-fukushima-children-have-thyroid.html

Diabetes Caused By Low Level Radiation – 6 In 10 Fukushima Children With Diabetes; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/diabetes-caused-by-low-level-radiation.html

 

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.”

 

Hanford Nuclear Waste Storage Site Workers Expose

 

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Hanford – Multiple Secret Green Runs Released 685K Curies Radioactive Iodine On Washington And Oregon; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/hanford-and-multiple-secret-green-runs.html

Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon? 60 Minutes – Released 1 Million Curies Radioactive Iodine So Far; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/hanford-lethal-and-leaking-race-to.htmlHanford; Leaking Poisonous Heave Metal And Radioactive Elements Into Air and Into Columbia River, Multiple TOP SECRET Green Runs Experimenting On Towns Downwind
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/hanford-leaking-radioactive-fluids-into.html

Nuclear Industry Radiation Exposure Test Subjects And Radioactive Fallout Downwinders; How Many Died? What Are The Health Effects? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.htmlNuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities, Uranium Mines Vulnerable To Flooding And Tsunamis; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/nuclear-power-plants-nuclear-waste.html

Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html

Uranium Mining and Enrichment – Nuclear Bomb -Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/uranium-mining-and-enrichment.html

Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

 

SUMMARY

The same lie continues on today within the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry has not changed one bit. If asked, nuclear ‘experts’ will claim that low level radiation is not harmful. Ask this mother if she believes this. The nuclear industry to this day is still performing unauthorized radiation experiments on a public that is NOT being informed of the dangers, nor the release amounts, what is in them, etc. Nothing has changed since the Green Run. If anything, the coverups have gotten worse.
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