EPA is no longer monitoring Beta radiation - citing interferance from cell phone towers


This story has me feeling very bad - like what's coming up would be a nuclear meltdown that "unfortunately" the EPA couldn't monitor.

If cell phone towers are giving off that much radiation we are in big trouble.


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I can't say that I'm surprised. Authorities have been raising "safe" radiation levels since the Fukushima disaster:


The White House has given final approval for dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs. The final version, slated for Federal Register publication as soon as today, is a win for the nuclear industry which seeks what its proponents call a “new normal” for radiation exposure among the U.S population, according Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

Issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, the radiation guides (called Protective Action Guides or PAGs) allow cleanup many times more lax than anything EPA has ever before accepted. These guides govern evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, food restrictions and other actions following a wide range of “radiological emergencies.” The Obama administration blocked a version of these PAGs from going into effect during its first days in office. The version given approval late last Friday is substantially similar to those proposed under Bush but duck some of the most controversial aspects:

In soil, the PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems. This would, in effect, increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period.



Governments Worldwide Raise Acceptable Radiation Levels Based Upon Politics … Not Science

Instead of Protecting People, Governments Cover Up by Raising “Safe” Radiation Levels

American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation.

Neither American nor Canadian authorities are testing fish for radioactivity.

Does that mean that we don’t have to worry about radiation from Fukushima?

It is a little hard to know, given that what is deemed a “safe level” of radiation is determined by politics … rather than science. For example, current safety standards are based on the ridiculous assumption that everyone exposed is a healthy man in his 20s – and that radioactive particles ingested into the body cause no more damage than radiation hitting the outside of the body.

And one of the main advisors to the Japanese government on Fukushima announced:

If you smile, the radiation will not affect you.

(Here’s the video.)

In the real world, however, even low doses of radiation can cause cancer. Moreover, small particles of radiation – called “internal emitters” – which get inside the body are much more dangerous than general exposures to radiation. See this and this. And radiation affects small children much more than full-grown adults.

Indeed, instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”.

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.

And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation based on voodoo science. Specifically, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation:

In reality, not only is there overwhelming evidence that low doses of radiation can cause cancer, but there is some evidence that low doses can – in certain circumstances cause more damage than higher doses


If there's any good news to tell, this may be it...


Radiation from the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 is still being released into the atmosphere, with potential impacts on both humans and wildlife, but a new study indicates that this fallout will reach its highest levels by the end of 2015. After that, they are expected to gradually decrease back to normal levels.

The study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), focused mainly on radioactivity from cesium-137. This is the longest-lived of two forms of cesium released in the catastrophe, which ocean currents have carried east. Luckily, even at its peak levels of radioactivity from cesium-137 will still fall far below levels that the US and Canadian governments deem unsafe for drinking water.


Of course, the "normal levels" they refer to here are the ones that were jacked up post-Fukushima in order to disguise the danger.



What's done is done.  I know of nothing that can mitigate the radiation now.  Eating cilantro and strawberries may help purge some radiation from our bodies.  Forming meetup action groups may change the laws, and since cell towers are now implicated, this could be a good opportunity to demand safer cell phone technology.

Ultimately though, we need to boot these lying psychopaths out of power and take control of our own lives.  Max Igan's Full Circle Project is the best opportunity for doing so that I've seen.

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