Monday, March 28, 2011

EPA to Help Mainstream Media Obscure The Truth About Radiation Exposure to Americans

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Brandon Turbeville

As Americans focus on March Madness and Dancing With the Stars instead of the radioactive plume spreading all across the country, the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is attempting to make the mainstream media cover up of the Fukushima cloud a bit easier. 

The agency now notorious for its infamous claim that the air was safe to breathe after 9/11 is now seeking to raise the PAGs (Protective Action Guides) to levels vastly higher than those at which they are currently set allowing for more radioactive contamination of the environment and the general public in the event of a radioactive disaster.

PAGs are policies established by the EPA that guide the agency in enforcing the various environmental laws such as the Clean Air and Water Act in the invent of a radioactive emergency such as a nuclear/dirty bomb or factory meltdown like that occurring in Japan.

The EPA had already established PAGs in this area in 1992. They can be found here. However, the agency now plans to amend and revise these standards this year. 

Because regulatory agencies form their own policies (although they can be directed by either the President or the Congress), there is no requirement to seek Congressional approval for these changes. All that is required is that the agency place the proposed changes in the Federal Register for public comment before it finalizes its draft into legal policy. 

According to PEER  (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the new standards would drastically raise the levels of radiation allowed in food, water, air, and the general environment. PEER, a national organization of local, state, and federal employees who had access to internal EPA emails, claims that the new standards will result in a “nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90, a 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and an almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63” in drinking water. This information, as well as the emails themselves were published by Collapsenet on March 24.

In addition to raising the level of permissible radiation in the environment, PEER suggests that the standards of cleanup after a radioactive emergency will actually be reduced. As a result, radioactive cleanup thresholds will be vastly lowered and, by default, permissible levels of radiation will be vastly increased in this manner as well.

As Michael Kane writes for Collapsenet, the current EPA numbers, as well as those generally agreed upon in the international radiation assessment community, all point to the fact that these increases in permissible levels would create a level of radiation where approximately 1 in 4 people would contract cancer from exposure to them.

The changes to the 1992 PAGs are not a new attempt by the EPA. The agency attempted similar changes in 2009 but the revisions were stopped largely by a barrage of FOIA requests and a lawsuit filed by PEER. However, in 2009 there was no massive radiation disaster the EPA needed to cover up as there is at the current time. In 2009, the EPA could afford to back off, regroup, and try again at a later date. Unfortunately, it is not likely to react the same way this time around. 

As of the time of this writing, a toxic cloud of radiation has not only reached the US West Coast, but has spread all the way across the country to states like South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Massachussetts. Both the US government and the mainstream media have largely denied any risk associated with the radiation and have actively engaged in covering up the extent to which it has spread across the country. 

In the event of any real journalism, the revelation of the danger and scale of the Japanese radiation cloud could be disastrous for those who hide the truth from the people who are sure to suffer the consequences. Indeed, the revelation that a toxic cloud of cancer-causing particles is littering the United States (especially in real time) might even be too much for the average television- and sports-obsessed American to handle.

However, the lowering of safety standards for radiation contamination would be a major victory for those wishing to cover it up. After all, the talking heads would then be able to claim that the radiation levels are within the safety range set by the EPA. 

No cause for worry.

Regardless of the motivation behind these new changes, they must be actively opposed. We cannot allow the veil to be pulled even further over the eyes of the American people. At the very least, we cannot allow an agency charged with protecting both the environment and the people who live in it to set standards alleviating itself of that responsibility.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University where he earned the Pee Dee Electric Scholar’s Award as an undergraduate. He has had numerous articles published dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, and civil liberties. He also the author of Codex Alimentarius - The End of Health Freedom   

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Rady said...

Jeez... that'll certainly reduce the population of humans and most other species. Are we sure those in charge are even from this planet?

To help protect us from radiation poisoning, Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab whistleblower and geoscientist, Leuren Moret, recommends a diet high in iodine, chlorella (chlorophyll), Miso soup, seaweed, greens, and dark vegetables, but also reverse osmosis filters on the water coming into our homes.

Also see Foods to resist radiation, Emergency Additions to Radiation Protocol, and Dr. Melissa Patterson's more extensive list of radiation resistance foods which also provides dosages for adults.)

We're on our own.

Rady said...

btw, a couple days ago, the radioactive cloud reached Iceland, too.

Anonymous said...

More efforts at depopulation -- not just chemtrails and GMO foods. If these elites and their families do survive they will just continue to kill themselves off because of their evil intentions. So, enjoy you evil people after destroying the planet and its people and you need to work to survive. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

If you coat a pin head 1 one atom thick and give it,internally,equally to 100,000 people they all will die there is no scale for the poison effects for this material.
Perhaps the people in small jets above 33000 ft will die first? Hair dressers for the rich should take note of hair lose in their clients and try NOT to touch the airplane seats from Japan!

Anonymous said...

Question, Brandon...Have you ever written a published article that maintained that a situation was NOT as bad as we'd been led to believe? I see the Chicken-Littles and conspiracy theorists above just eating this up, though.

Let me go load up on miso soup, though, to protect me from that giant radioactive cloud over my head. :-/

Anonymous said...

I will pass this around to friends and family
no more food products from USA for us Canadians.

Anonymous said...

Quite unreal.

But I have to wrap a customers home and lawn in plastic to put a new window in.

I love long do you think we will last.

Toni Reita said...

And this do this with a straight face?


Rabbit said...

To the last anonymous. I'd say the end has begun. The USA is finished but like a big ship it will take a while to slip beneath the waves.

Anonymous said...

I knew the Japan radiation would turn out to be safe after all. There is nothing to worry about any more, the levels are within the EPA guidelines.

amicus curiae said...

so the EPA can declare Carbon Dioxide a health hazard at 390ppp.
but its fine to UP safe levels of radioactice substances.
gee so good to know they have such brilliant prioritisation skills.

David Howard 417-624-5326 said...

Everyone needs to learn that 9/11 was the American regime nuking its own largest city, and it created the China Syndrome which then poisoned thousands of responders and millions of NY residents.

Google "9/11 Cancers"

Forex Tips and Strategies said...

Typical....and the people will turn back to American Idol

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