18 January 2016
- Bridgeton, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb, is home to the West Lake landfill – a site where at least 100,000 tons of nuclear weapons-related radioactive material related to the Manhattan Project was illegally dumped in 1973.
Although the site has been slated for cleanup for more than 25 years, the EPA has dragged its heels until recently – but it may be too late to fix things now, as other factors have come into play that could result in a massive release of radiation in the area.
No one really knows what will happen if the fire reaches the waste. Although the EPA continues to downplay the seriousness of the situation, some believe that the radioactive material could ignite or even explode – a scenario which could have consequences almost too terrible to contemplate.
25 November 2014
- The complexity of nuclear experimentation is beyond the pale of postmodern human comprehension. It also reveals, although we would like to believe otherwise, our inability or unwillingness to consider the unseen. Whether it is invisible because of ethereal origins or because it is nano-sized poison does not matter; collectively we tend to obfuscate the unseen. Nuclear experimentation also reveals our collective inability to conceptualize time, and to understand just how long nuclear radiation lasts in our environment – and how long our karma lasts.
This short-sightedness was not always the case. Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island, A.K.A. North America, knew they would one day return home to the spirit world, and that their stay here on earth was equivalent to the blink of an eye. So they considered the Rule of Seven Generations when implementing procedures that would alter the planet in any way, beginning with harvesting herbs, to ensure their society’s long term sustainability. In fact, the indigenous people were so considerate of their peoples’ future as to make sure there would be enough herbs left seven generations from the harvest. Understanding their place in the delicate ecosystem, the Turtle Islanders contemplated the unseen and the distant future, always.
7 January 2014
- Particles of radioactive plutonium from nuclear testing have remained high in the stratosphere for more than 50 years, and volcanic eruptions such as Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 can bring those particles into the lower atmosphere, researchers report January 7 in Nature Communications. They caution, however, that the concentrations of particles in the lower atmosphere are small and do not threaten human health.
Between 1945 and 1998, nations around the world tested nuclear weapons underground, underwater and high in the atmosphere. The atmospheric tests, conducted in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s—along with the burn-up of a plutonium-powered SNAP-9A satellite in 1964—created radioactive debris that became attached to particles in the air, called aerosols. In the troposphere—the lowest part of the atmosphere extending from the ground to about 17 to 20 kilometers up—these particles washed out within weeks to months. But a combination of factors, such as the barrier-like tropopause, keep the particles in the stratosphere (the next layer up, extending to about 50 kilometers) for longer. But how long?
24 August 2013
- A minimum of 57.7% of schoolgirls exposed to low-level microwave radiation (Wi-fi) are at risk of suffering stillbirth, foetal abnormalities or genetically damaged children when they give birth. Any genetic damage may pass to successive generations.
Of the microwave-exposed women, 47.7% had miscarriages prior to the 7th week of pregnancy.
23 June 2013
- A recent study established a direct link between 7 000 cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city, with the cell phone network.
It was found that over 80 percent of those who succumbed to certain types of cancer resided approximately a third of a mile away from one of the hundreds of cell phone antennae that populate the city.
These cancers, primarily found in the prostate, breasts, lungs, kidneys, liver, are the ones associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
20 June 2013
- Microwaves use super-fast particles to literally radiate the contents of water inside food and bring it to the boil. Not only has microwave use been linked to causing infertility in men, but it also denatures many of the essential proteins in the food making them virtually indigestible.
Most animals will only consume food in its natural, unprocessed state, but humans actually go out of their way to render food nutritionally worthless before eating it. It's no wonder that our health is in dire straits.
12 June 2013
- Every study that examined people who have used phones for 10 years or more finds a 50 percent to an 800 percent increased risk for brain cancer. That is why the Israelis, the Finnish, the French governments have all issued warnings.
But in fact focusing on cancer has been a brilliant part of the strategy for industry. Because it's not [just] about cancer that we have to be concerned. A much more important issue is reproductive damage, on the nervous system, on the brain and on sleep. Many of the negative studies that have studied people are only looking at cancer and not looking at these other things.
- Archaeologists have been looking for a way to effectively store a written record of dangerous sites of nuclear waste to warn future generations of their locations.
The solution they have come up with is an information-engraved hard disk made out of sapphire, that will last one million years and take care of data storage problems.
The only remaining problem is finding a way to make sure our forebears are able to FIND the record of what we are leaving behind as a civilization.
- Thirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there.
What he saw was horrific.
And now he is saying that we are in big trouble.
Reactor #4 building is on the verge of collapsing.
- An excellent infographic has been released which covers many of the physical and mental health problems, as well as the financial burden, sold to an increasing number of people who feel they "cannot live without" a cell phone.
As shown below, this obsession manifests in a myriad of ways that affect individual health and social interaction.