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Cesium 137 Threat Grows While Corporate Media Remains Mute

April 21, 2011

Kurt Nimmo
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The hereditary communist dictatorship in North Korea reports on the spread of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant, but it has all but fallen off the corporate media radar screen here. Monitoring stations across North Korea from April 11 to 17 detected iodine-131 and cesium-137 in the air above Wonsan in the southeast and Chongjin in the southeast, according to the country’s state-run media.

Here is a recent map showing the spread of cesium-137. Note the increased concentration over the United States.

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Cesium-137 has been detected in drinking water and milk here in the United States. Cesium and Tellurium were found in Boise,  Las Vegas,  Nome and Dutch Harbor, Honolulu, Kauai and Oahu, Anaheim, Riverside, San Francisco, and San Bernardino,  Jacksonville and Orlando, Salt Lake City,  Guam, and Saipan while Uranium-234, with a half-life of 245,500 years has been found in Hawaii, California, and Washington.

The EPA ha radiation monitoring sites situated artound the country.

Radioactive isotopes spread through the atmosphere accumulate in milk after they fall to earth in rain or dust and settle on vegetation, where they are ingested by grazing cattle. Iodine-131 is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases. Cesium-137 accumulates in the body’s soft tissues and bone marrow where it increases risk of cancer.

While the North Koreans warn about the spread of radiation, the corporate media in the West is downplaying and basically ignoring the threat. On the one hand, the EPA tells us cesium-137 is appearing in milk and water around the country, while on the other telling us not to worry.

The EPA said in March that “while they were above the historical and background norm, the levels weren’t considered harmful to human health.”

The agency sounds the alarm about radioactivity in cigarette smoke while minimizing the risk from an out of control nuclear plant that continues to spew radioactivity.

Something is seriously amiss when the most repressive dictatorship in the world reports on the danger of radioactivity while a supposedly free media and government agencies in the U.S. downplay the threat.

  1. Vic Libranda
    November 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Everything is relative. If for example, the harmful effects of UV-B and UV-A on human skin is as cumulative as the exposure to Cesium 137, then how long given current exposure levels can we say background radiation coming from Cesium 137 will eventually cause symtons?

    Also, we know that radioactivity is all around us. In the very ground that we are standing on right now… there is radioactive material…. but in very minute quantites. It is the intensity or density of the radiation that matters…. small amounts do cause minute, small damage to but small numbers of cells in our body….which our skins and gastro intestinal tracts shed anyway… As we know… we shed all our cells eventually as part of our daily bodily processes as we make new ones.

    When one gets for x-ray picture in a dentist chair….or for tuberculosis screening…or breast x-ray….we get some form of radiation exposure.

    The final verdict will be calculable. In Fukushima for example…say that it has a given amount of Cesium 137 or Iodine 131, such total amount, if vaporized… will give a know amount of gaseous volume… measurable in moles….or number of Cesium 137 / Iodine 131 molecules. So, if the resulting volume… gives us a certain number of molecules, the next question arises….If spread evenlly just within the American continent athmosephere…it will finally settle down into mountains, and rivers and forests and grasses and cities….. What will be the final concentration be? Then, is such a resulting final concentration….of radioactive molecules… strong enough to cause enough background radiation that will cause significant harm or any harm?

    Then the next question arises, what will it do to current flora and fauna…within say…the next 100 years.

    As cases like Fukushima are blown to interesting proportions…. we should remember the incident that happened in Russia….which was a real meltdown….radiation really went around the globe…. and notice… we are still here…. breathing the air as if nothing happened.

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