While you are trying to glean any information from the EPA, agencies, or government about the radiation levels:
- In your area,
- In the air,
- In your food,
- In your water,
Please rest-assured that all “the alphabet agencies”, military, and even your local government has access to real-time, on demand, data that we, as tax paying citizens, are denied. Department of Homeland Security and Los Angeles have quietly been working on an integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive program known as ICBRNE but the “cat is out of the bag” now.
I will be doing some summaries on radiation. On certain sites information is starting to bubble to the surface indicating a long-term event. Physicians are quieting beginning to dispense iodine but that only protects the thyroid. Our biggest hazard is an invisible one and will be in our food supply. The information in this post comes from government, alternative media, and other sources.
Technical Information Paper No. 31-009-0311
PURPOSE. To provide Department of Defense (DOD) personnel information and guidance on the evaluation of water supplies during Operation Tomadachi with potential radiological contamination related to the Japan Nuclear Facility events.
a. Brief Overview. Radionuclides generally enter drinking water through erosion of naturally occurring mineral deposits, but may also be the result of manmade activities. Industrial or accidental releases of radioactive material may enter the water system directly, may precipitate from airborne contamination, or enter when water travels through contaminated soil.
b. Field Sampling and Analysis. Samples should target natural waters used as sources for drinking water production or to which personnel may be exposed. Additional samples should represent the treated water in the distribution system. Each sample should consist of 2 one-gallon collections using provided plastic cubitainers. Samples should be chilled to 4 Â°Celsius. Due to the nature of the current operation, all samples collected will be subject to comprehensive analysis. Analysis will include gross alpha, beta, and gamma emitting radionuclides. Testing for additional specific radionuclides will be added, as warranted.
c. Health Criteria. Fixed activities of the U.S. DOD in Japan are regulated by the Japan Environmental Governing Standards (JEGS) which consider long-term exposures and are equivalent to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards. Water contamination which exceeds the JEGS may lead to long-term chronic disease if consumed for a lifetime. However, short-term exposure to higher concentrations, but below the short-term or emergency guidelines expressed in the Table 1 below, present a low risk.
Operation Tomadachi: Evaluation of Water Supplies with Potential Radiological Contamination
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Fixed Monitor Location: WA: SPOKANE
Measurement Start Date/Time: 03/23/2011 03:36:35 PM
Measurement End Date/Time: 03/23/2011 04:36:42 PM
Beta Gross Count Rate (CPM): 83
Fixed Monitor Location: WA: OLYMPIA
Measurement Start Date/Time: 03/23/2011 03:24:56 PM
Measurement End Date/Time: 03/23/2011 04:25:03 PM
Beta Gross Count Rate (CPM): 31
From the trenches,
Here is the deal y’all.
On Friday the FEMA issued a statement that beginning March 20 radiation data would be forthcoming beginning March 20, which was yesterday:
Then today on March 21 FEMA’s report looks like this:
The site was updated:
FEMA is playing dodge-ball and focusing on weather withÂ the news is focusing on the Libyan war in a distraction method also known as mind control to keep you from civil preparation for you and your family.
We will be thrown more distractions, so stay focused,Â once radiation hits our food supply and it becomes contaminated two things will happen:
Food could become scare
The Gulf strategy could be used, “Don’t worry, the food is safe.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Cancer will escalate to heights higher than we are already seeing. And that might be just the beginning of woes.
Remember, we have all just become’ lab rats’ in an international radiation experiment.Â Years ago written consent and implied consent to participate in experimentation was thrown out the window.
From the trenches,
From the Army
Yes!Â I want to see the document! Radiation Exposure Brochure
10 Minute Citizen:Â Take your Iodine de Jour and then read the brochure.Â Be prepared.Â Stock up on iodine products and food.Â When radiation comes knocking food will be scarce or they will take the position of, “you can’t see radiation, therefore radiation isn’t there.”
From the trenches,
Heads up for farmers in Washington State, although Governor Gregoire and Agencies of the state have declared that there is no health hazard for Washingtonians, we know only to well that this same rhetoric was spouted during the tragedy of September 11, 2001 when Federal Agencies declared “the air is safe” and later was proved factitious when emergency personnel and those in the area came down with respiratory illness, many resulting in death.
Washington State has been preparing for radiological emergencies. What is on their site is of importance to farmers and consumers alike.
“WSDA also has authority to set-up a food control area. The purpose of a food control area is to prevent consumption of potentially adulterated fresh food and milk products from the area. It also prevents potentially adulterated food products from being moved into the marketplace.”
Below you will find a 2007 Radiological Handbook produced by the Washington Military Department and Emergency Management in conjunction with the Department of Health. While the focus is for an in-state radiological event one can clearly see that all food will quickly come under the control of the government.Â The following are excerpts from the manual:
“Commercial dairies and milk processing plants, and feed and dairy animals will be checked first, because contamination can appear in fresh whole milk within 72 hours of a release of radioactive materials. Early monitoring and testing will help protect people living or working within the potentially affected area. Children are the primary consumers of milk products and the segment of the population most sensitive to radiation.”
“Fresh food and milk products will be condemned if lab testing shows they are adulterated (contaminated). The state of Washington will direct the disposition of condemned food and milk products.”
“Food and milk products shown by lab testing to be safe for consumption by the public can be moved to market.”
“Check points will be set up at the boundary of the Food Control Area to ensure that adulterated fresh food and milk products do not leave the area.”
Field monitoring teams may find an area too contaminated for people to live in or for normal farming activities to continue. Such an area is called a Relocation Area.
Access will be limited to emergency workers, monitoring teams, and others who must enter under controlled conditions.
If people are living in a designated Relocation Area, they will be asked to leave the area. The length of time they will be
away from their homes and farms will depend on the level of contamination.
Towards the end of this RadiologicalEmergencyBook you will find tips on what you can do to ensure the safety of your animals and farm in the event of a radiological cloud.
10 Minute Citizen
Consumers:Â Stock up on some food now, just in case.
Farmers:Â You will not hear about this process being instituted until the event is well underway.Â Protect yourself, family, and farm by taking precautionary action NOW.Â BringÂ your animals and animal food inside and protect your water source from contamination.Â Change your clothes when you go in and when you go out.
From the trenches,
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Legal Toolkit for Public Health Professionals
Thanks to NACCHO for their contribution in helping to create this resource.
A Primer on Public Health Law
Public health officials have broad authority to ensure a safe and orderly community.Â State laws tend to be broad and do not set forth, in detail, specific criteria on how or when public health officials can or should issue orders.Â There is very limited guidance on the how long an order should be in place, the process for issuing orders and for the legal enforcement of orders.Â Nor is there guidance on legal recourse or the implementation of orders or the legal process should health officials face non compliant citizens.
Wisconsin state laws give local health officers great latitude in keeping the public healthy.Â With this latitude comes a loss of freedom and privacy.Â Justification for this loss of freedom and privacy stems from the notion that peopleâ€™s actions can have a devastating effect on the overall health and well-being of a community and that quick action is vital if public health officials hope to contain the spread of communicable diseases.Â It is also understood that personal freedom is not an absolute right.
About this Toolkit
The most commonly referenced containment measures applied on an individual level are isolation and quarantine.Â The Public Health Seattle and King County website offers a comprehensive tool for public health agencies seeking to implement and enforce isolation and quarantine orders.Â Continue reading