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Radon Dangers; Hormesis Explored

NBC’s Rossen Reports on the danger of RADON in schools and in your home.


According to Wikipedia; “Radon (play /ˈrdɒn/ ray-don) is a chemical element with the atomic number 86, and is represented by the symbol Rn. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as the decay product of uranium or thorium. Its most stable isotope222Rn, has a half-life of 3.8 days. 
Radon is one of the densest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions. It is also the only gas that only has radioactive isotopes, and is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity. Intense radioactivity has also hindered chemical studies of radon and only a few compounds are known.
Radon is formed as part of the normal radioactive decay chain of uranium and thorium. Uranium and thorium have been around since the earth was formed and their most common isotope has a very long half-life (4.5 billion years). Uranium and thorium, radium, and thus radon, will continue to occur for millions of years at about the same concentrations as they do now.[1] As the radioactive gas of radon decays, it produces new radioactive elements called radon daughters or decay products. Radon daughters are solids and stick to surfaces such as dust particles in the air. If contaminated dust is inhaled, these particles can stick to the airways of the lung and increase the risk of developing lung cancer.[2]
Radon is responsible for the majority of the public exposure to ionizing radiation. It is often the single largest contributor to an individual’s background radiation dose, and is the most variable from location to location. Radon gas from natural sources can accumulate in buildings, especially in confined areas such as attics and basements. It can also be found in some spring waters and hot springs.[3]
Epidemiological studies have shown a clear link between breathing high concentrations of radon and incidence of lung cancer. Thus, radon is considered a significant contaminant that affects indoor air quality worldwide. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. While radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, it is the number one cause among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.[4]


Characteristics

Physical properties

Radon is a colorless and odorless gas, and therefore not detectable by human senses alone. At standard temperature and pressure, radon forms a monatomic gas with a density of 9.73 kg/m3,[5] about 8 times the density of the Earth’s atmosphere at sea level, 1.217 kg/m3.[6] Radon is one of the densest gases at room temperature and is the densest of the noble gases. Although colorless at standard temperature and pressure, when cooled below its freezing point of 202 K (−71 °C; −96 °F), radon has a brilliant phosphorescence which turns from yellow to orange-red as the temperature is lowered.[7]Upon condensation, radon glows because of the intense radiation it produces.[8]


Chemical properties

Being a noble gas, radon is chemically not very reactive. However, the 3.8 day half-life of radon-222 makes it useful in physical sciences as a natural tracer.

An electron shell diagram for radon. Note the eight electrons in the outer shell.

Radon is a member of the zero-valence elements that are called noble gases. It is inert to most common chemical reactions, such as combustion, because the outer valence shell contains eight electrons. This produces a stable, minimum energy configuration in which the outer electrons are tightly bound.[9]1037 kJ/mol is required to extract one electron from its shells (also known as the first ionization energy).[10] However, in accordance with periodic trends, radon has a lower electronegativity than the element one period before it,xenon, and is therefore more reactive. Radon is sparingly soluble in water, but more soluble than lighter noble gases. Radon is appreciably more soluble in organic liquids than in water. Early studies concluded that the stability of radonhydrate should be of the same order as that of the hydrates of chlorine (Cl2) orsulfur dioxide (SO2), and significantly higher than the stability of the hydrate ofhydrogen sulfide (H2S).[11]
Because of its cost and radioactivity, experimental chemical research is seldom performed with radon, and as a result there are very few reported compounds of radon, all either fluorides oroxides. Radon can be oxidized by a few powerful oxidizing agents such as fluorine, thus forming radon fluoride.[12][13] It decomposes back to elements at a temperature of above 250 °C. It has a low volatility and was thought to be RnF2. But because of the short half-life of radon and the radioactivity of its compounds, it has not been possible to study the compound in any detail. Theoretical studies on this molecule predict that it should have a Rn-F bond distance of 2.08 Ǻ, and that the compound is thermodynamically more stable and less volatile than its lighter counterpart XeF2.[14] The octahedral molecule RnF6 was predicted to have an even lower enthalpy of formation than the difluoride.[15] The [RnF]+ ion is believed to form by the reaction:[16]
Rn (g) + 2 [O2]+[SbF6] (s) → [RnF]+[Sb2F11] (s) + 2 O2 (g)
Radon oxides are among the few other reported compounds of radon.[17] Radon carbonyl RnCO has been predicted to be stable and to have a linear molecular geometry.[18] The molecules Rn2 and RnXe were found to be significantly stabilized by spin-orbit coupling.[19] Radon caged inside a fullerene has been proposed as a drug for tumors.[20]

[edit]Isotopes

Uranium series

The radium or uranium series.

Radon has no stable isotopes. However, 36 radioactive isotopes have been characterized, with their atomic masses ranging from 193 to 228.[21] The most stable isotope is 222Rn, which is a decay product of 226Ra, a decay product of 238U.[22]Among the daughters of 222Rn is also the highly unstable isotope 218Rn.
There are three other radon isotopes that have a half-life of over an hour: 211Rn,210Rn and 224Rn. The 220Rn isotope is a natural decay product of the most stablethorium isotope (232Th), and is commonly referred to as thoron. It has a half-life of 55.6 seconds and also emits alpha radiation. Similarly, 219Rn is derived from the most stable isotope of actinium (227Ac)—named “actinon”—and is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 3.96 seconds.[21] No radon isotopes occur significantly in the neptunium(237Np) decay series.


Progenies

222Rn belongs to the radium and uranium-238 decay chain, and has a half-life of 3.8235 days. Its four first products (excluding marginal decay schemes) are very short-lived, meaning that the corresponding disintegrations are indicative of the initial radon distribution. Its decay goes through the following sequence:[21]
At the next step, 214Po decays to 210Pb, which has a much longer half-life of 22.3 years. Its progenies are:
  • 210Bi, 5.013 days, beta decaying to…
  • 210Po, 138.376 days, alpha decaying to…
  • 206Pb, stable.
The radon equilibrium factor[23] is the ratio between the activity of all short-period radon progenies (which are responsible for most of radon’s biological effects), and the activity that would be at equilibrium with the radon parent.
If a closed volume is constantly supplied with radon, the concentration of short-lived isotopes will increase until an equilibrium is reached where the rate of decay of each decay product will equal that of the radon itself. The equilibrium factor is 1 when both activities are equal, meaning that the decay products have stayed close to the radon parent long enough for the equilibrium to be reached, within a couple of hours. Under these conditions each additional pCi/L of radon will increase exposure, by 0.01 WL (see explanation of WL below). These conditions are not always met: in many homes, the equilibrium fraction is typically 40%; that is, there will be 0.004 WL of progeny for each pCi/L of radon in air.[24] 210Pb takes much longer (decades) to come in equilibrium with radon, but, if the environment permits accumulation of dust over extended periods of time, 210lead and its decay products may contribute to overall radiation levels as well.
Because of their electrostatic charge, radon progenies adhere to surfaces or dust particles, whereas gaseous radon does not. Attachment removes them from the air, usually causing the equilibrium factor in the atmosphere to be less than one. The equilibrium factor is also lowered by air circulation or air filtration devices, and is increased by airborne dust particles, including cigarette smoke. In high concentrations, airborne radon isotopes contribute significantly to human health risk. The equilibrium factor found in epidemiological studies is 0.4.[25]

[edit]History and etymology

Apparatus used by Ramsay and Whytlaw-Gray to isolate radon. M is a capillary tube where approximately 0.1 mm3were isolated. Rn mixed with H2 entered the evacuated system through siphon A; mercury is shown in black.

Radon was the fifth radioactive element to be discovered, in 1900 by Friedrich Ernst Dorn, after uranium, thorium, radium and polonium.[26][27][28] In 1900 Dorn reported some experiments in which he noticed that radium compounds emanate a radioactive gas which he named Radium Emanation (Ra Em).[29] Before that, in 1899, Pierre andMarie Curie observed that the “gas” emitted by radium remained radioactive for a month.[30] Later that year, Robert B. Owens and Ernest Rutherford, at McGill University in Montreal, noticed variations when trying to measure radiation from thorium oxide.[31] Rutherford noticed that the compounds of thorium continuously emit a radioactive gas which retain the radioactive powers for several minutes and called this gas “emanation” (from Latin “emanare”—to elapse and “emanatio”—expiration),[32] and later Thorium Emanation (Th Em). In 1901, he demonstrated that the emanations are radioactive, but credited the Curies for the discovery of the element.[33] In 1903, similar emanations were observed from actinium by André-Louis Debierne[34][35] and were called Actinium Emanation (Ac Em).
Several names were suggested for these three gases: exradioexthorio, and exactinioin 1904;[36] radonthoron, and akton in 1918;[37] radeonthoreon, and actineon in 1919,[38] and eventually radonthoron, and actinon in 1920.[39] The likeness of the spectra of these three gases with those of argon, krypton, and xenon, and their observed chemical inertia led Sir William Ramsay to suggest in 1904 that the “emanations” might contain a new element of the noble gas family.[36]
In 1910, Sir William Ramsay and Robert Whytlaw-Gray isolated radon, determined its density, and determined that it was the heaviest known gas.[40] They wrote that “L’expression de l’émanation du radium est fort incommode,” (the expression of radium emanation is very awkward) and suggested the new name niton (Nt) (from the Latin “nitens” meaning “shining”) in order to emphasize the property of gases that cause the phosphorescence of some substances,[40] and in 1912 it was accepted by the International Commission for Atomic Weights. In 1923, the International Committee for Chemical Elements and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) chose among the names radon (Rn), thoron (Tn), and actinon (An). Later, when isotopes were numbered instead of named, the element took the name of the most stable isotope, radon, while Tn was renamed 220Rn and An was renamed219Rn. As late as the 1960s, the element was also referred to simply as emanation.[41] The first synthesized compound of radon, radon fluoride, was obtained in 1962.[42]
The danger of high exposure to radon in mines, where exposures reaching 1,000,000 Bq/m3 can be found, has long been known. In 1530, Paracelsus described a wasting disease of miners, the mala metallorum, and Georg Agricola recommended ventilation in mines to avoid this mountain sickness (Bergsucht).[43][44] In 1879, this condition was identified as lung cancer by Herting and Hesse in their investigation of miners from Schneeberg, Germany. The first major studies with radon and health occurred in the context of uranium mining in theJoachimsthal region of Bohemia.[45] In the US, studies and mitigation only followed decades of health effects on uranium miners of the Southwestern United States employed during the early Cold War; standards were not implemented until 1971.[46]
The presence of radon in indoor air was documented as early as 1950. Beginning in the 1970’s research was initiated to address sources of indoor radon, determinants of concentration, health effects, and approaches to mitigation. In the United States, the problem of indoor radon received widespread publicity and intensified investigation after a widely publicized incident in 1984. During routine monitoring at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, a worker was found to be contaminated with radioactivity. A high contamination of radon in his home was subsequently identified as responsible for the contamination.[47]


Occurrence

[edit]Concentration units

210Pb is formed from the decay of 222Rn. Here is a typical deposition rate of 210Pb as observed in Japan as a function of time, due to variations in radon concentration.[48]

All discussions of radon concentrations in the environment refer to222Rn. While the average rate of production of 220Rn (from the thorium decay series) is about the same as 222Rn, the amount of220Rn in the environment is much less than that of 222Rn because of the short half-life of 220Rn (1 minute versus 4 days).[1]
Radon concentration is usually measured in the atmosphere, inbecquerel per cubic meter (Bq/m3), the SI derived unit. Typical domestic exposures are about 100 Bq/m3 indoors, and 10–20 Bq/m3 outdoors.[citation needed]
It is often measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in the USA, with 1 pCi/L=37 Bq/m3.[24]
In the mining industry, the exposition is traditionally measured inworking level (WL), and the cumulative exposition in working level month (WLM): 1 WL equals any combination of short-lived 222Rn progeny (218Po, 214Pb, 214Bi, and 214Po) in 1 liter of air that releases 1.3 × 105 MeV of potential alpha energy;[24] one WL is equivalent to 2.08 × 10−5 joules per cubic meter of air (J/m3).[1] The SI unit of cumulative exposure is expressed in joule-hours per cubic meter (J·h/m3). One WLM is equivalent to 3.6 × 10−3J·h/m3. An exposure to 1 WL for 1 working month (170 hours) equals 1 WLM cumulative exposure.[citation needed]
A cumulative exposition of 1 WLM is roughly equivalent to living one year in an atmosphere with a radon concentration of 230 Bq/m3.[49]
Radon (222Rn), when released into the air, decays to 210Pb and other radioisotopes, the levels of 210Pb can be measured. The rate of deposition of this radioisotope is weather dependent.
Radon concentrations found in natural environments are much too low to be detected by chemical means. A 1000 Bq/m3 (relatively high) concentration corresponds to 0.17 picogram per cubic meter. The average concentration of radon in the atmosphere is about 6×10−20 atoms of radon for each molecule in the air, or about 150 atoms in each ml of air.[50] The radon activity of the Earth atmosphere originates from some tens of grams of radon, consistently replaced by decay of larger amounts of radium and uranium.[51]

[edit]Natural

Radon concentration next to a uranium mine.

Radon is produced by the radioactive decay of radium-226, which is found in uranium ores; phosphate rock; shales; igneous and metamorphic rocks such as granite, gneiss, and schist; and, to a lesser degree, in common rocks such as limestone.[52] Every square mile of surface soil, to a depth of 6 inches (2.6 km2 to a depth of 15 cm), contains approximately 1 gram of radium, which releases radon in small amounts to the atmosphere[1] On a global scale, it is estimated that 2,400 million curies (90 TBq) of radon are released from soil annually.[53]
Radon concentration varies widely from place to place. In the open air, it ranges from 1 to 100 Bq/m3, even less (0.1 Bq/m3) above the ocean. In caves or aerated mines, or ill-aerated houses, its concentration climbs to 20–2,000 Bq/m3.[54]Radon concentration can be much higher in mining contexts. Ventilation regulations instruct to maintain radon concentration in uranium mines under the “working level”, with 95th percentile levels ranging up to nearly 3 WL (546 pCi 222Rn per liter of air; 20.2 kBq/m3, measured from 1976 to 1985).[1] The concentration in the air at the (unventilated) Gastein Healing Gallery averages 43 kBq/m3 (1.2 nCi/L) with maximal value of 160 kBq/m3 (4.3 nCi/L).[55]
Radon mostly appears with the decay chain of the radium and uranium series (222Rn), and marginally with the thorium series (220Rn). The element emanates naturally from the ground, and some building materials, all over the world, wherever traces of uranium or thorium can be found, and particularly in regions with soils containing granite or shale, which have a higher concentration of uranium. However, not all granitic regions are prone to high emissions of radon. Being a rare gas, it usually migrates freely through faults and fragmented soils, and may accumulate in caves or water. Owing to its very short half-life (four days for 222Rn), radon concentration decreases very quickly when the distance from the production area increases. Radon concentration varies greatly with season and atmospheric conditions. For instance, it has been shown to accumulate in the air if there is ameteorological inversion and little wind.[56]
High concentrations of radon can be found in some spring waters and hot springs.[57] The towns of Boulder, MontanaMisasaBad KreuznachGermany; and the country of Japan have radium-rich springs which emit radon. To be classified as a radon mineral water, radon concentration must be above a minimum of 2 nCi/L (74 kBq/m3).[58] The activity of radon mineral water reaches 2,000 kBq/m3 in Merano and 4,000 kBq/m3 in Lurisia (Italy).[55]
Natural radon concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere are so low that radon-rich water in contact with the atmosphere will continually lose radon by volatilization. Hence, ground water has a higher concentration of 222Rn than surface water, because radon is continuously produced by radioactive decay of 226Ra present in rocks. Likewise, the saturated zone of a soil frequently has a higher radon content than the unsaturated zone because ofdiffusional losses to the atmosphere.[59][60]
In 1971, Apollo 15 passed 110 km (68 mi) above the Aristarchus plateau on the Moon, and detected a significant rise in alpha particles thought to be caused by the decay of 222Rn. The presence of 222Rn has been inferred later from data obtained from the Lunar Prospector alpha particle spectrometer.[61]
Radon is found in some petroleum. Because radon has a similar pressure and temperature curve to propane, and oil refineries separate petrochemicals based on their boiling points, the piping carrying freshly separated propane in oil refineries can become radioactive because of decaying radon and its products.[62]
Residues from the petroleum and natural gas industry often contain radium and its daughters. The sulfate scale from an oil well can be radium rich, while the water, oil, and gas from a well often contains radon. Radon decays to form solid radioisotopes which form coatings on the inside of pipework. [62]

[edit]Accumulation in houses

Typical log-normal radon distribution in dwellings.

The phenomenon of heightened radon contamination in homes was discovered by chance in 1985 after the stringent radiation testing conducted at a nuclear power plant entrance revealed that Stanley Watras, an engineer entering the plant, was contaminated by radioactive substances.[63] Typical domestic exposures are of approximately 100 Bq/m3 indoors. Depending on how houses are built and ventilated, radon may accumulate in basements and dwellings. Radon can also seep into an indoor environment through cracks in solid floors, construction joints, cracks in walls, gaps in suspended floors, gaps around service pipes, cavities inside walls, and the water supply.[64] Radon concentrations in the same location may differ by a factor of two over a period of 1 hour. Also, the concentration in one room of a building may be significantly different than the concentration in an adjoining room.[1]
The distribution of radon concentrations tends to be asymmetrical around the average: the larger concentrations have a disproportionately greater weight. Indoor radon concentration is usually assumed to follow a lognormal distribution on a given territory.[65] Thus, the geometric mean is generally used for estimating the “average” radon concentration in an area.[66] The mean concentration ranges from less than 10 Bq/m3 to over 100 Bq/m3 in some European countries.[67] Typical geometric standard deviations found in studies range between 2 and 3, meaning (given the 68-95-99.7 rule) that the radon concentration is expected to be more than a hundred times the mean concentration for 2 to 3% of the cases.
The highest average radon concentrations in the United States are found in Iowa and in the Appalachian Mountain areas in southeastern Pennsylvania.[68] Some of the highest readings ever have been recorded in the Irish town of Mallow, County Cork, prompting local fears regarding lung cancer. Iowa has the highest average radon concentrations in the United States due to significant glaciation that ground the granitic rocks from theCanadian Shield and deposited it as soils making up the rich Iowa farmland.[69] Many cities within the state, such as Iowa City, have passed requirements for radon-resistant construction in new homes. In a few locations,uranium tailings have been used for landfills and were subsequently built on, resulting in possible increased exposure to radon.[1


Concentration scale

Bq/m3 pCi/L Occurrence example
1 ~0.03 Radon concentration at the shores of large oceans is typically 1 Bq/m3.

Radon trace concentration above oceans or in Antarctica can be lower than 0.1 Bq/m3.
10 0.27 Mean continental concentration in the open air: 10 to 30 Bq/m3.

Based on a series of surveys, the global mean indoor radon concentration is estimated to be 39 Bq/m3.
100 2.7 Typical indoor domestic exposure. Most countries have adopted a radon concentration of 200–400 Bq/m3 for indoor air as an Action or Reference Level. If testing shows levels less than 4 picocuries radon per liter of air (150 Bq/m3), then no action is necessary. A cumulated exposure of 230 Bq/m3 of radon gas concentration during a period of 1 year corresponds to 1 WLM.
1,000 27 Very high radon concentrations (>1000 Bq/m3) have been found in houses built on soils with a high uranium content and/or high permeability of the ground. If levels are 20 picocuries radon per liter of air (800 Bq/m3) or higher, the home owner should consider some type of procedure to decrease indoor radon levels.
10,000 270 The “Working Level” in uranium mines corresponds to a 7000 Bq/m3 concentration.

The concentration in the air at the (unventilated) Gastein Healing Gallery averages 43 kBq/m3(about 1.2 nCi/L) with maximal value of 160 kBq/m3 (about 4.3 nCi/L).[55]
100,000 ~2700
About 100,000 Bq/m3 (2.7 nCi/L) was measured in Stanley Watras’s basement
1,000,000 27000 Concentrations reaching 1,000,000 Bq/m3 can be found in unventilated uranium mines.


Applications

[edit]Medical

An early-20th-century form of quackery was the treatment of maladies in a radiotorium.[73] It was a small, sealed room for patients to be exposed to radon for its “medicinal effects”. The carcinogenic nature of radon due to its ionizing radiation became apparent later on. Radon’s molecule-damaging radioactivity has been used to kill cancerous cells.[74] It does not, however, increase the health of healthy cells. In fact, the ionizing radiation causes the formation of free radicals, which results in genetic and other cell damage, resulting in increased rates of illness, including cancer.

An apparatus for (allegedly) dissolving radon into drinking water, in a restaurant in Japan

Exposure to radon, a process known as radiation hormesis, has been suggested to mitigate auto-immune diseases such as arthritis.[75][76] As a result, in the late 20th century and early 21st century, some “health mines” were established in Basin, Montana which attracted people seeking relief from health problems such as arthritis through limited exposure to radioactive mine water and radon. However, the practice is discouraged because of the well-documented ill effects of high-doses of radiation on the body.[77]
Radioactive water baths have been applied since 1906 in JáchymovCzech Republic, but even before radon discovery they were used in Bad Gastein,Austria. Radium-rich springs are also used in traditional Japanese onsen inMisasaTottori Prefecture. Drinking therapy is applied in Bad Brambach,Germany. Inhalation therapy is carried out in Gasteiner-Heilstollen, Austria, inŚwieradów-ZdrójCzerniawa-ZdrójKowaryLądek Zdrój, Poland, in Harghita Băi, Romania, and in Boulder, United States. In the United States and Europe there are several “radon spas,” where people sit for minutes or hours in a high-radon atmosphere in the belief that low doses of radiation will invigorate or energize them.[76][78]
Radon has been produced commercially for use in radiation therapy, but for the most part has been replaced by radionuclides made in accelerators and nuclear reactors. Radon has been used in implantable seeds, made of gold or glass, primarily used to treat cancers. The gold seeds were produced by filling a long tube with radon pumped from a radium source, the tube being then divided into short sections by crimping and cutting. The gold layer keeps the radon within, and filters out the alpha and beta radiations, while allowing the gamma rays to escape (which kill the diseased tissue). The activities might range from 0.05 to 5 millicuries per seed (2 to 200 MBq).[74] The gamma rays are produced by radon and the first short-lived elements of its decay chain (218Po,214Pb, 214Bi, 214Po).
Radon and its first decay products being very short-lived, the seed is left in place. After 12 half-lives (43 days), radon radioactivity is at 1/2000 of its original level. At this stage, the predominant residual activity originates from the radon decay product 210Pb, whose half-life (22.3 years) is 2000 times that of radon (and whose activity is thus 1/2000 of radon’s), and its descendants 210Bi and 210Po, totalizing 0.03% of the initial seed activity.[citation needed]
In the early part of the 20th century in the USA, gold which was contaminated with 210Pb entered the jewelry industry. This was from gold seeds which had held 222Rn that had been melted down after the radon had decayed.[79][80] Wearing a contaminated ring could lead to a skin exposition of 10 to 100 rad/day (0.4 to 4 mSv/h)[81]

[edit]Scientific

Mean concentration of radon in the atmosphere.

Radon emanation from the soil varies with soil type and with surface uranium content, so outdoor radon concentrations can be used to track air masses to a limited degree. This fact has been put to use by some atmospheric scientists. Because of radon’s rapid loss to air and comparatively rapid decay, radon is used in hydrologic research that studies the interaction between ground water and streams. Any significant concentration of radon in a stream is a good indicator that there are local inputs of ground water. Radon is also used in the dating of oil-containing soils because radon has a high affinity for oil-like substances.[citation needed]
Radon soil-concentration has been used in an experimental way to map buried close-subsurface geological faultsbecause concentrations are generally higher over the faults.[82] Similarly, it has found some limited use in prospecting for geothermal gradients.[citation needed]
Some researchers have investigated changes in groundwater radon concentrations for earthquake prediction.[83][84][85] Radon has a half-life of approximately 3.8 days, which means that it can be found only shortly after it has been produced in the radioactive decay chain. For this reason, it has been hypothesized that increases in radon concentration is due to the generation of new cracks underground, which would allow increased ground water circulation, flushing out radon. The generation of new cracks might not unreasonably be assumed to precede major earthquakes. In the 1970s and 1980s, scientific measurements of radon emissions near faults found that earthquakes often occurred with no radon signal, and radon was often detected with no earthquake to follow. It was then dismissed by many as an unreliable indicator.[86] However, as of 2009, it is under investigation as a possible precursor by NASA.[87]
Radon is a known pollutant emitted from geothermal power stations, though it disperses rapidly, and no radiological hazard has been demonstrated in various investigations. The trend in geothermal plants is to reinject all emissions by pumping deep underground, and this seems likely to ultimately decrease such radon hazards further.[citation needed]
In the 1950s, radon has been used in industrial radiography.[88]

[edit]Health epidemiology

Relative risk of lung cancer mortality by cumulative exposure to radon decay products (in WLM) from the combined data from 11 cohorts of underground hard rock miners. Though high exposures (>50 WLM) cause statistically significant excess cancers, the case of small exposures (10 WLM) is inconclusive and appears slightly beneficial in this study.

Radon-222 has been classified by International Agency for Research on Cancer as being carcinogenic to humans,[89] and as a gas that can be inhaled, lung cancer is a particular concern for people exposed to high levels of radon for sustained periods of time. During the 1940s and 50s, when safety standards requiring expensive ventilation in mines were not widely implemented,[90] radon exposure was linked to lung cancer among non-smoking miners of uranium and other hard rock materials in what is now theCzech Republic, and later among miners from the Southwestern United States.[91][92][93]
Since that time, ventilation and other measures have been used to reduce radon levels in most affected mines that continue to operate. In recent years, the average annual exposure of uranium miners has fallen to levels similar to the concentrations inhaled in some homes. This has reduced the risk of occupationally induced cancer from radon, although health issues may persist for those who are currently employed in affected mines and for those who have been employed in them in the past.[94] As the relative risk for miners has decreased, so has the ability to detect excess risks among that population.[95]
Radon exposure (actually radon progeny) has been linked to lung cancer in numerous case-control studies performed in the United States, Europe and China. There are approximately 21,000 deaths per year in the USA due to radon-induced lung cancers.[4]
One of the most comprehensive radon studies performed in the United States by Dr. R. William Field and colleagues found a 50% increased lung cancer risk even at the protracted exposures at the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/L. North American and European Pooled analyses further support these findings.[96] Many researchers have highlighted a theoretical possible increased risk of leukemia of radon, but empirical support for this has not emerged.[97][98]
The effects of radon if ingested are similarly unknown, although studies have found that its biological half-life ranges from 30–70 minutes, with 90 percent removal at 100 minutes. In 1999 National Research Council investigated the issue of radon in drinking water. The risks associated with ingestion was considered almost negligible.[99]
As well as being ingested through drinking water, radon is also released from water when temperature is increased, pressure is decreased and when water is aerated. Optimum conditions for radon release and exposure occur during showering. Water with a radon concentration of 10 4 pCi/L can increase the indoor airborne radon concentration by 1 pCi/L under normal conditions of water use.[100]

[edit]Domestic-level exposure

A controversial epidemiological study showing decreased cancer risk vs. radon domestic exposure (5 pCi/L ≈ 200 Bq/m3).[101] This study lacks individual level controls for smoking and radon exposure, and therefore lacks statistical power to draw definitive conclusions. Because of this the error bars (which simply reflect the raw data variability) are probably too small.[102] Among other expert panels, the WHO‘s International Agency for Research on Cancerconcluded that these analyses “can be rejected.”[103]

Most models of residential radon exposure are based on studies of miners, and direct estimates of the risks posed to homeowners would be more desirable.[94] Nonetheless, because of the difficulties of measuring the risk of radon relative to other contributors—namely smoking—models of their effect have often made use of them.
Radon has been considered the second leading cause of lung cancer and leading environmental cause of cancer mortality by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.[104] Others have reached similar conclusions for the United Kingdom [94] and France.[105] Radon exposure in homes and offices may arise from certain subsurface rock formations and also from certain building materials (e.g. some granites); greatest risk of radon exposure arises from buildings which are tight, insufficiently ventilated and have leaks that let in soil air from the ground into basements and dwelling rooms.
The actionable concentration of radon in a home varies depending on the organization doing the recommendation, for example, the United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages that action be taken at concentrations as low as 74 Bq/m3 (2 pCi/L),[106] and the European Unionrecommends action be taken when concentrations reach 400 Bq/m3 (11 pCi/L) for old houses and 200 Bq/m3 (5 pCi/L) for new ones.[citation needed]
On 8 July 2010 the UK’s Health Protection Agency issued new advice setting a “Target Level” of 100 Bq/m3 whilst retaining an “Action Level” of 200 Bq/m3.[107]

[edit]Radon and smoking

Results from epidemiological studies indicate that the risk of lung cancer increases with exposure to residential radon. However, there are always major uncertainties in these studies. A classical and well-known example of source of error is smoking.
In addition, smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer. In the West, tobacco smoke is estimated to cause about 90% of all lung cancers. There is a tendency for other hypothetical lung cancer risks to drown in the risk of smoking. Results from epidemiological studies must always be interpreted with caution. According to the EPA, the risk of lung cancer for smokers is significant due to synergistic effects of radon and smoking. For this population about 62 people in a total of 1,000 will die of lung cancer compared to 7 people in a total of 1,000 for people who have never smoked.[4]
Radon, like other known or suspected external risk factors for lung cancer, is a threat for smokers and former smokers. This was clearly demonstrated by the European pooling study.[108] A commentary[109] to the pooling study stated: “it is not appropriate to talk simply of a risk from radon in homes. The risk is from smoking, compounded by a synergistic effect of radon for smokers. Without smoking, the effect seems to be so small as to be insignificant.”
A study[110] of radiation from postmastectomy radiotherapy shows that the simple models previously used to assess the combined and separate risks from radiation and smoking need to be developed. This is also supported by new discussion about the calculation method, LNT, which routinely has been used.[111]


Testing and mitigation

A radon test kit.

There are relatively simple tests for radon gas. In some countries these tests are methodically done in areas of known systematic hazards. Radon test kits are commercially available. The short-term radon test kits used for screening purposes are inexpensive, in some cases free. The kit includes a collector that the user hangs in the lowest livable floor of the house for 2 to 7 days. The user then sends the collector to a laboratory for analysis. Long term kits, taking collections for up to one year, are also available. An open-land test kit can test radon emissions from the land before construction begins.[4]
Radon levels fluctuate naturally, due to factors like transient weather conditions, so an initial test might not be an accurate assessment of a home’s average radon level. Radon levels are at a maximum during the coolest part of the day when pressure differentials are greatest.[113] Therefore, a high result (over 4 pCi/L) justifies repeating the test before undertaking more expensive abatement projects. Measurements between 4 and 10 pCi/L warrant a long term radon test. Measurements over 10 pCi/L warrant only another short term test so that abatement measures are not unduly delayed. Purchasers of real estate are advised to delay or decline a purchase if the seller has not successfully abated radon to 4 pCi/L or less.[4]
Because the half-life of radon is only 3.8 days, removing or isolating the source will greatly reduce the hazard within a few weeks. Another method of reducing radon levels is to modify the building’s ventilation. Generally, the indoor radon concentrations increase as ventilation rates decrease.[1] In a well ventilated place, the radon concentration tends to align with outdoor values (typically 10 Bq/m3, ranging from 1 to 100 Bq/m3).[4]
Radon levels in indoor air can be lowered in a number of ways, from sub-slab depressurization to increasing the ventilation rate of the building. The four principal ways of reducing the amount of radon accumulating in a house are:[4][114]
  • Sub-slab depressurization (soil suction) by increasing under-floor ventilation;
  • Improving the ventilation of the house and avoiding the transport of radon from the basement into living rooms;
  • Installing a radon sump system in the basement;
  • Installing a positive pressurization or positive supply ventilation system.
According to the EPA’s “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon”,[4] the method to reduce radon “primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside”, which is also called sub-slab depressurization, active soil depressurization, or soil suction. Generally indoor radon can be mitigated by sub-slab depressurization and exhausting such radon-laden air to the outdoors, away from windows and other building openings. “EPA generally recommends methods which prevent the entry of radon. Soil suction, for example, prevents radon from entering your home by drawing the radon from below the home and venting it through a pipe, or pipes, to the air above the home where it is quickly diluted” and “EPA does not recommend the use of sealing alone to reduce radon because, by itself, sealing has not been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently” according to the EPA’s “Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction: How to fix your home”.[115]
Positive-pressure ventilation systems can be combined with a heat exchanger to recover energy in the process of exchanging air with the outside, and simply exhausting basement air to the outside is not necessarily a viable solution as this can actually draw radon gas into a dwelling. Homes built on a crawl space may benefit from a radon collector installed under a “radon barrier” (a sheet of plastic that covers the crawl space).[4][116] For crawlspaces, the EPA states “An effective method to reduce radon levels in crawlspace homes involves covering the earth floor with a high-density plastic sheet. A vent pipe and fan are used to draw the radon from under the sheet and vent it to the outdoors. This form of soil suction is called submembrane suction, and when properly applied is the most effective way to reduce radon levels in crawlspace homes.”[115] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radon

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Pets, Animals And Radioactive Contamination In Shelters Or Homes

Granted, most people love their pets as much as their kids, and sometimes maybe even more. But imagine that you are in a radioactive fallout zone and radiation is all around you. You are fleeing the danger zone. Will you take your pet(s) with you? 

If you are in a radiation fallout zone, you more than like CANNOT bring those pets inside a fallout shelter. Of course you can always wander around outside with your pets, but now all of you are exposed to radiation for a much longer period. The difference between radiation levels outside and inside can be rather large.


The paws and hair on pets is an excellent radiation collection/storage and accumulation system. Pets concentrate radiation very well. Pets can track radiation into a house by collecting dust and dirt on their paws and bringing this into a shelter or your home.



There is almost no way to wash the radiation out, short of shaving the pet completely. How do you do that without contaminating everything that the water touches which is used to wash the pet? 

Pets are not allowed in any fallout shelter for reasons involving sanitation and hygiene.  Pets will get continued exposure to radiation if they go outside to go pottie for example and then bring it back inside with them.

It has been estimated that between 5,000 to 10,000 pets were left behind when residents fled the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.  It was not just small pets, but also all kinds of farm animals including cows, horses, sheep, etc. 


Think of it this way.. The hair on any animal is a like a radiation sponge, soaking up radiation like a dry sponge soaks up water. Fur attracts dust like a dust mop soaks up dust in a house.


When you rub your hand or touch anything to the contaminated pet, whatever touches the pet gets contaminated too, your hand, anything your hand touches after that, the fallout shelter, the car, the house, the kids, the parents, all the other people around you, etc. 


It is hard enough to decontaminate a human by taking off all of their clothes and disposing of it as hazardous waste. 

Decontaminating smooth human skin with little or no hair is very difficult once exposed to radiation… it is almost impossible to decontaminate a furry animal of any size.


“Contact with and movement of contaminated animals might expose more individuals and items. A thorough cleaning of animals can present a challenge because there is no layer of clothing to take off and animals with long hair are more difficult to clean (NSSOSTP). As with people, any action to dust off and partially remove contamination is helpful (NSSOSTP). When brushing animals, care should be taken to avoid inhaling any particulates. Using a dust mask and brushing the animals outside and upwind from the animal may be appropriate (NSSOSTP). If you must decontaminate your pet, the suggested method is to bathe your pet thoroughly with shampoo and water and rinse completely.”

Bottom line, people being sheltered from radiation need to choose whether they want to save themselves needless exposure to radiation, or risk more radioactive contamination by touching and/or bringing in animals of any kind.

What happens when your pet wants to go outside of a radiation shelter for a walk? What happens when other people bring in their beloved cats to a shelter? Then other people bring in their beloved dogs. None of them like to be cooped up. Pretty soon, pets start chasing and fighting each other, or barking and jowling, screaming and moaning, even if they are not injured or sick. What happens if some of them are sick or injured, or if they have been exposed to high doses of radiation by walking through ‘hot spots’?

Even if all of the pets are in pet kennels, it makes things much more difficult inside of an emergency shelter in terms of smell, noise, sanitation, disease control, disposal of wastes, feeding, radiation control, etc. 

In crowded conditions, disease transmission is easy, and germ control is difficult. Adding pets to that mix is a recipe for disaster. 

Bottom line, in case of a nuclear disaster, either leave your pets behind, or take them to a pet shelter that will take of them until things normalize. 

This is the reason why an estimated 10,000 animals had to be left behind at Fukushima. It was hard enough to evacuate and take care of an estimated 60,000 people. It is that much harder and more expensive to separately evacuate, decontaminate and care for all of those animals. In reality, it is impossible to do, after any kind of nuclear accident. 



Fukushima is a desperate situation and desperate measures needed to be taken. All of those abandoned pets indicate how severe the accident was and still is.

Imagine what would happen if this disaster happened near you, in a large city like Tokyo, Los Angeles or New York, with MILLIONS of people and pets… 14 million people live close to a nuclear reactor in the USA. The potential for disaster is huge, and evacuation preparations are totally inadequate.  

Nuclear power plants pose a HUGE risk to all humanity and to all living things, including beloved pets. The risk to all living beings on Earth grows with each passing year. As nuclear plants get older, the risk grows and exponentially increases.  

Imagine you have a pet in a contaminated ‘no go’ radiation zone. You had to leave all that owned, including your house, all possessions and business. 

You have been forbidden to bring your pet out of this radiation zone. In the above video, pet owners risk their health and lives to go back in to the highly contaminated zone to feed their pets. They stay for only one hour and then leave quickly. 

What would you do with your animal(s) if you were in their shoes? There is no easy answer, other than to close down all nuclear plants, so that all living beings will be protected. 


In the following Reuters 1 minute video, pet owners from the Fukushima area attend a memorial to mourn and get closure for the pets that they had to leave behind. 
http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/04/22/fukushima-evacuees-mourn-lost-pets?videoId=233748167



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http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/pets-and-radioactive-contamination-in.html

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NUCLEAR BOMBS/WEAPONS
The Nuclear Fuel Chain That Leads To Nuclear Bombs; via A Green Road Blog
2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998
Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html
Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans; via A Green Road Blog
Israel‘s Secret Illegal Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-secret-illegal-nuclear.html
Alpha Radiation Dangers; Polonium, Radon, Radium, Plutonium, Uranium….
Nuclear Bomb Test Sites And Atomic Lake in Kazakstan, Russia; via A Green Road Blog
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
LOW DOSE RADIATION DANGERS
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-causing-unusual-changes-whats.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM MINING
Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; via A Green Road Blog  

Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous; via A Green Road Blog  
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Mining, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
Canada Uranium Mining – Interview With Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility; via A Green Road Blog
Radioactive Uranium Mines, Toxic Waste Dump In  Kyrgyzstan Russia; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM ENRICHMENT
Paducah Kentucky Nuclear Enrichment Plant; Dirty Global Warming Secrets; via A Green Road Blog
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Enrichment, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIATION IN FOOD AND WATER
Radiation dangers in food and water; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-contamination-standards-for.html
Radioactive Bananas? Peeling The Mystery; via A Green Road Blogm http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radioactive-bananas-peeling-mystery.html 
Radiation Safety Standards for Food: Comparing Chernobyl vs Fukushima; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Plume Into Ocean; via A Green Road Blog
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
EFFECTS OF INTERNAL LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIATION
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
Japan Plans To Evacuate 40 Million Citizens; Russia Shocked; via A Green Road
ANIMALS AND RADIATION
Bird Radiation Studies; Chernobyl, TMI & Fukushima; Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/bird-studies-and-chernobyl-tmi-and.html
Pets, Animals And Radioactive Contamination In Shelters Or Homes; via A Green Road Blog
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City
NUCLEAR REACTOR RECERTIFICATION
Aging Reactors, Lies, Deceptions, Profits And Earthquakes; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/aging-reactors-lies-deceptions-profits.html 
The Diablo You Don’t Know; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
TEPCO Loses ALL Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
ART AND SCIENCE OF DECEPTION
The Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 
93 Long life Radiation Contaminants; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/93-long-lived-nuclear-elements.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS
Free Ebook; Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road Blog
The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html                                                            
The Battle Of Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
Three Mile Island (TMI) Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-mile-island-coverups-exposed.html
Los Angeles Nuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html
What really happened at Fukushima? via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown? via A Green Road Blog  
Ex Fukushima Engineer Confesses; No Cold Shutdown, Warned of Tsunami 20 Yrs Ago
Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground At Fukushima 2.28.2012; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup? via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
TEPCO Loses ALL Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
RECYCLING NUCLEAR FUEL/WEAPONS
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
La Hague; France‘s Nuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 
Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?  via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/hanford-lethal-and-leaking-race-to.html
NUCLEAR WASTE
The Fallacy Of High Level Nuclear Waste Geological Storage; via A Green Road Blog
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
No Solutions For Nuclear Disasters Or Nuclear Waste; via A Green Road Blog
What Happens To Nuclear Waste In Your Country? via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-happens-to-nuclear-waste-in-your.html 
93 Long life Radiation Contaminants, A Problem For Billions Of Years; via A Green Road Blog   
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Nuclear Spent Fuel/Radioactive Waste Storage; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radioactive-nuclear-spent-fuel-storage.html 
List Of Countries/Nations Closing Down ALL Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
POETRY AND MUSIC
Anti-Nuclear Music/Songs; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/anti-nuclear-music-and-songs-around.html

Anti-Nuclear Poetry By Or-Well; via A Green Road Blog  
FRYING DUTCHMAN humanERROR Anti Nuclear Musical performance; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
CORPORATIONS
The Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 
TEPCO Loses Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
How Do Corporations Dominate Elections With Money In the US? via a Green Road Blog
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html
WHY ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS MUST BE SHUT DOWN
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
Atucha Nuclear Reactor Taken Over By Terrorists; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Reactor 4;  Global Life Extinction Event If It Collapses; via A Green Road Blog
12 reasons why all nuclear power plants must be shut down; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth In 2013 ‘Carrington Effect’; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via A Green Road Blog
CIA Remote Viewers Predict Solar “Kill Shot” Coming To Earth Soon; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
How To Live in a Public Or Private Nuclear Radiation Fallout Shelter; via A Green Road Blog
GREEN ENERGY, GREEN LIVING
Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –
Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal; via A Green Road Blog
UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
Breakthrough Hydrogen From Sun Method Rivals Speed of Natural Photosynthesis; via A Green Road Blog
List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants, to 75% Renewable Energy; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
Concentrated Solar Energy Power Generation Methods (Large Scale); via A Green Road Blog
Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbines, Wind Stats; via A Green Road Blog
Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/sustainable-green-and-alternative.html

Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –

Michael Jackson; Earth Song

We can’t take back what we’ve done, but we can change what we do. WE NEED TO START CARING. Look at what we’ve done to this world. You think littering is no big deal? You think recycling doesn’t help? 


There are around 6 billion people in this world, every SINGLE, little thing makes a difference. It’s your choice to decide if you wan that to be positive or negative. Make a choice, make a difference, before you don’t have a choice anymore.
In honor of Earth Day, 2012..

This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. 

Ask yourself these questions, and keep asking them; 


How do I live as soul on Earth?


What actions that I can take will benefit seven future generations of my children? 

We are the world…


Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/honor-and-respect-yourself-planet-all.html
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GREEN ENERGY, GREEN LIVING
Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –
Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal; via A Green Road Blog
UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
Breakthrough Hydrogen From Sun Method Rivals Speed of Natural Photosynthesis; via A Green Road Blog
List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants, to 75% Renewable Energy; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
Concentrated Solar Energy Power Generation Methods (Large Scale); via A Green Road Blog
Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbines, Wind Stats; via A Green Road Blog
Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/sustainable-green-and-alternative.html
SPIRITUAL
Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/1-giant-leap-happiness.html
Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html

Fukishima 15 Year Old Speech-Song

Click the CC at the bottom of the video for English translation if necessary.



And the earth cried. It worried it had died. The pain that was inflicted was so horrific that the soul of the planet was holding on for dear life. The breath of air that was once plentiful was now a mere gasp for existence. What man did is unbelievable, inconceivable. Can it change? Can it still be? The task is there for all to see, but the possibilities are not being seen.

The earth was once green and blue and it shouted out to me and you. I am life… I am the support for you and your wife. We danced together sharing each others gifts. Then my treasure throve was emptied and stolen from me. My waters run hot from the toxins that pour through. The air is so thick that it clogs the very pores of my life blood. How did the heat of the earth expand and damage my frame, my bones, oh, my old poor bones. You’ve dug into me and spat upon me and destroyed my free spirit as I continue to hold on to last. Give it up! Stop this destruction and create anew. The balance is shifted and the planet is drifting. Stop the craziness that is destroying us all. The order is tall as you must shift so much to leave me to repair and create new air. The time is for all to slow down and become stewards of the earth. It is time for rebirth. 


And, the earth cried and almost died. But alas, the call was heard and the tide was turned. Go and be the ears that hear and the tide that turns. Your life depends on it.


Fukishima 15 Year Old Speech-Song
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/and-earth-cried.html

Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments

The following video explores many alternative energy sources, including such things as zero point energy via permanent magnets, water powered batteries, air powered batteries, Stirling Cycle engines powered by waste heat, HHO cutting torch, and more. 

Who knows which one of these or another technology/invention will become our future energy source? After all, it was Tesla that gave us all of our present electrical energy source, based on 110, 220 cycle alternating frequency. Before that, there was no electrical power, other than direct current.  

Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/sustainable-green-and-alternative.html

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GREEN ENERGY, GREEN LIVING
Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –
Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal; via A Green Road Blog
Solar Tractor, Solar Golf Cart/Club Car, Solar Chain Saw, Home Power System; via A Green Road Blog
UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
Breakthrough Hydrogen From Sun Method Rivals Speed of Natural Photosynthesis; via A Green Road Blog
List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
Concentrated Solar Energy Power Generation Methods (Large Scale); via A Green Road Blog
Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbines, Wind Stats; via A Green Road Blog
Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/sustainable-green-and-alternative.html

The Nuclear Fuel Chain That Leads To Nuclear Bombs

In the following short video, Dr. Gordon Edwards PhD explains the entire nuclear chain. He describes how nuclear fuel plants produce the elements required for nuclear bombs, while leaving behind toxic, radioactive waste products. 
The following video explains how the amount of plutonium that fits in your hand, can destroy an entire city. 

To see the rest of the video series by Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech, click on;
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-gorden-edwards-nuclear-power-hope-or.html

Dr. Christopher Busby talks about the effects of nuclear weapons, nuclear accidents and what we need to to about it. 

The Nuclear Fuel Chain That Leads To Nuclear Bombs; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/nuclear-fuel-chain-that-leads-to.html

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NUCLEAR BOMBS/WEAPONS
The Nuclear Fuel Chain That Leads To Nuclear Bombs; via A Green Road Blog
2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998
Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html
Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans; via A Green Road Blog
Israel‘s Secret Illegal Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-secret-illegal-nuclear.html
Alpha Radiation Dangers; Polonium, Radon, Radium, Plutonium, Uranium….
Nuclear Bomb Test Sites And Atomic Lake in Kazakstan, Russia; via A Green Road Blog
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
LOW DOSE RADIATION DANGERS
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-causing-unusual-changes-whats.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM MINING
Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; via A Green Road Blog  

Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous; via A Green Road Blog  
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Mining, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
Canada Uranium Mining – Interview With Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility; via A Green Road Blog
Radioactive Uranium Mines, Toxic Waste Dump In  Kyrgyzstan Russia; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM ENRICHMENT
Paducah Kentucky Nuclear Enrichment Plant; Dirty Global Warming Secrets; via A Green Road Blog
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Enrichment, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIATION IN FOOD AND WATER
Radiation dangers in food and water; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-contamination-standards-for.html
Radioactive Bananas? Peeling The Mystery; via A Green Road Blogm http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radioactive-bananas-peeling-mystery.html 
Radiation Safety Standards for Food: Comparing Chernobyl vs Fukushima; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
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La Hague; France‘s Nuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 
Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?  via A Green Road Blog  
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The Fallacy Of High Level Nuclear Waste Geological Storage

In the following short video, Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD explains why high level waste storage in geological long term waste storage locations will not work. 

To see the complete speech by Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax, click on;
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-gorden-edwards-nuclear-power-hope-or.html

Here is an example of a geological waste disposal facility, according to Wikipedia;
“The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, is the world’s third deep geological repository (after closure of Germany’s Repository for radioactive waste Morsleben and the Schacht Asse II Salt Mine) licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste for 10,000 years[1] that is left from the research and production ofnuclear weapons. It is located approximately 26 miles (42 km) east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, in eastern Eddy County.


History

Geological history

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is located in the Delaware Basin ofNew Mexico. This 600-meter deep salt basin was formed during thePermian Era approximately 250 million years ago.[2] An ancient sea once covering the area evaporated and left behind a nearly impermeable layer of salt that over time was covered by 300 meters of soil and rock.[3] The Delaware Basin was originally believed to be geologically similar to other basins created by evaporated seas. Geologists expected to find horizontal layers of salt and rock when drilling. However, as drilling in the salt beds began in 1975, geologists discovered that disturbances had moved the salt layer into a nearly vertical position.[3] The geological complexity of the basin has proven to be very problematic, often causing the hollowed-out caverns to be unstable.[4]


Early conceptualization and facility placement

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) began studying sites for construction of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1973, after the abandonment of a similar site in Lyons, Kansas. The Kansas site, tentatively selected by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1970, was deemed unusable due to unmapped oil and gas wells located in the area. These uncharted wells were believed to potentially compromise the ability of the planned facility to contain nuclear waste. As a result of these concerns, the DOE relocated the site of the proposed nuclear waste repository to the Delaware Basin salt beds located in New Mexico.[3]
Exact placement of the construction site in the Delaware Basin changed multiple times due to do safety concerns.Brine deposits located throughout the Delaware Basin posed a major safety problem. The brine was first discovered when a 1975 drilling released a pressurized deposit of the liquid.[3] Constructing the plant near one of these deposits would severely compromise the facility’s safety. The highly corrosive brine could leak into the repository and destroy the steel waste containers, thus exposing the radioactive waste to the environment. The polluted brine could then seep into the surrounding areas and contaminate drinking wells and soil. After multiple relocations, a final site was selected. The site is located approximately 40 km east of Carlsbad.[3]


Addressing public concerns via the EEG

In order to address growing public unrest concerning construction of the WIPP, the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) was created in 1978.[3] This group, charged with overseeing the WIPP, verified statements, facts, and studies conducted and released by the DOE regarding the facility. The stewardship this group provided effectively lowered public fear and let the facility progress with little public opposition in comparison to similar facilities around the nation such as Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
The EEG, in addition to acting as a check for the government agencies overseeing the project, acted as a valuable advisor. In a 1981 drilling, pressurized brine was again discovered. The site was set to be abandoned when the EEG stepped in and suggested a series of tests on the brine and the surrounding area. These tests were conducted and the results showed that the brine deposit was relatively small and was isolated from other deposits. Drilling in the area was deemed safe due to these results. This saved the project valuable money and time by preventing a drastic relocation.[3]


Early construction and testing complications

In 1979 Congress authorized construction of the facility.[5] In addition to formal authorization, Congress redefined the level of waste to be stored in the WIPP from high temperature to transuranic, or low level, waste. Transuranic waste often consists of materials which have come in contact with radioactive substances such as plutonium anduranium. This often includes gloves, tools, rags, and assorted machinery often used in the production of nuclear fuel and weapons.[2] Although much less potent than nuclear reactor byproducts, this waste still remains radioactive for approximately 24,000 years.[4] This change in classification led to a decrease in safety parameters for the proposed facility, allowing construction to continue at a faster pace.[3]
The first extensive testing of the facility was due to begin in 1988. The proposed testing procedures involved interring samples of low level waste in the newly constructed caverns. Various structural and environmental tests would then be performed on the facility to verify its integrity and to prove its ability to safely contain nuclear waste.[6] Opposition from various external organizations delayed actual testing into the early 1990s. Attempts at testing were resumed in October 1991 with US Secretary of Energy James Watkins announcing that he would begin transportation of waste to the WIPP.[4]
Despite apparent progress on the facility, construction still remained costly and complicated. Originally conceptualized in the 1970s as a warehouse for waste, the repository now had regulations similar to those ofnuclear reactors. As of December 1991, the plant had been under construction for 20 years and was estimated to have cost over one billion dollars.[4] At the time, WIPP officials reported over 28 different organizations claiming authority over operations of the facility.[4]


Congressional approval

In November 1991, a federal judge ruled that Congress must approve WIPP before any waste, even for testing purposes, was sent to the facility. This indefinitely delayed testing until Congress gave its approval.[4] The 102nd United States Congress passed legislation allowing use of the WIPP. The House of Representatives approved the facility on October 6, 1992 and the Senate passed a bill allowing the opening of the facility on October 8 of the same year.[7] The bill was met with much opposition in the Senate. Senator Richard H. Bryan fought the bill based on safety issues that concerned a similar facility located in Nevada, the state for which he was serving as senator. His efforts almost prevented the bill from passing. New Mexico senators Pete V. Domenici and Jeff Bingaman effectively reassured Senator Bryan that these issues would be addressed in the 103rd Congress. The final legislation provided safety standards requested by the House and an expedited timeline requested by the Senate.[7]
The final legislation mandated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issue revised safety standards for the facility. It also required the EPA to approve testing plans for the facility within ten months. The legislation stated that the security standards mandated in the bill were only applicable to the WIPP in New Mexico and not to other facilities in the United States. This clause caused Senator Bryan to oppose the bill, as he wanted safety standards mandated by the bill to apply to the facility in Nevada as well.[7]


Testing and final certification

In 1994, Congress ordered Sandia National Laboratories to begin an extensive evaluation of the facility against the standards set forth by the EPA. Evaluation of the facility continued for four years, resulting in a cumulative total of 25 years of evaluation. In May 1998, the EPA concluded that there was “reasonable expectation” that the facility would contain the vast majority of the waste interred there.[3]
The first nuclear waste arrived to the plant on March 26, 1999. This waste shipment was from Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major nuclear weapons research and development facility located north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Another shipment followed on April 6 of the same year. These shipments marked the beginning of plant operations.[8] As of December 2010, the plant had received and stored 9,207 shipments (72,422 cubic meters) of waste. The majority of this waste was transported to the facility via railroad or truck.[2] The final facility contains a total of 56 storage rooms located approximately 650 meters underground. Each room is 100 yards in length.[6]The plant is estimated to continue accepting waste for 25 to 35 years and is estimated to cost a grand total of 19 billion dollars.[8]


Future

Following the interment of waste in the facility, the storage caverns will be collapsed and sealed with 13 layers of concrete and soil. Salt will then seep into and fill the various fissures and cracks surrounding the casks of waste. After approximately 75 years, the waste will be completely isolated from the environment.[9]


Criteria

Waste that is to be disposed of at WIPP must meet certain “waste acceptance criteria”. It accepts transuranicwaste generated from DOE activities. The waste must have radioactivity exceeding 100 nCi per gram from TRUs that produce alpha radiation with a half life greater than 20 years. This criterion includes plutoniumuranium,americium, and neptunium among others. Mixed waste contains both radioactive and hazardous constituents, and WIPP first received mixed waste on September 9, 2000. Mixed waste is joint-regulated by the EPA and the New Mexico Environment Department.
The containers may also contain a limited amount of liquids. The energy released from radioactive materials will dissociate water into hydrogen and oxygen (radiolysis). This could then create a potentially explosive environment inside the container. The containers must be vented, as well, to prevent this from happening.


Principle

Waste is placed in rooms 2,150 feet (655 m) underground that have been excavated within a 3,000 foot (1000 m) thick salt formation (Salado and Castile Formations) where salt tectonics has been stable for more than 250 million years[citation needed]. Because of plasticity effects, salt and water will flow to any cracks that develop, a major reason why the area was chosen as a host medium for the WIPP project. Because drilling or excavation in the area will be hazardous long after the area is actively used, there are plans to construct markers to deter inadvertent human intrusion for the next ten thousand years.[10][11][12]
The Salado Formation is a massive bedded salt deposit (>99% NaCl) that has a simple hydrogeology. Because massive NaCl is somewhat plastic and holes close under pressure, the rock becomes non-porous by effectively closing pores and fractures. This has a significant effect on the overall hydraulic conductivities (water permeabilities) and molecular diffusion coefficients. These are on the order of ≤10−14 m/s and ≤10−15 m2/s respectively.[13][14]


Message for the future

2007 ISO radioactivity danger logo, designed in part for long-term radioactive waste depositories which might survive into a far future time in which all knowledge of the meaning of present common radiation danger symbols and signs has been lost.

Since 1991, the DOE has been working with a team of linguists, scientists, science fiction writers, anthropologists, and futurists to come up with a warning system. The markers, called “passive institutional controls”, will include an outer perimeter of 32, 25-foot (7.6 m)-tall granite pillars built in a four-mile (6 km) square. These pillars will surround an earthen wall, 33 feet (10 m) tall and 100 feet (30 m) wide. Enclosed within this wall will be another 16 granite pillars. At the center, directly above the waste site, will sit a roofless, 15-foot (4.6 m) granite room providing more information. The team intends to etch warnings and informational messages into the granite slabs and pillars. This information will be recorded in the six official languages of the United Nations (English, Spanish, Russian, French, ChineseArabic) as well as the Native American Navajo language native to the region, with additional space for translation into future languages. Pictograms are also being considered, such as stick figure images and the iconic “The Scream” from Edvard Munch‘s painting. Complete details about the plant will not be stored on site; instead, they would be distributed to archives and libraries around the world. The team plans to submit their final plan to the U.S. Government by around 2028.[15
The Fallacy Of High Level Nuclear Waste Geological Storage; via A Green Road Blog

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fallacy-of-high-level-nuclear-waste.html

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Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
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Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS
Free Ebook; Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road Blog
The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Road Blog
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The Battle Of Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
Three Mile Island (TMI) Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-mile-island-coverups-exposed.html
Los Angeles Nuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html
What really happened at Fukushima? via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown? via A Green Road Blog  
Ex Fukushima Engineer Confesses; No Cold Shutdown, Warned of Tsunami 20 Yrs Ago
Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground At Fukushima 2.28.2012; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup? via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
TEPCO Loses ALL Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
RECYCLING NUCLEAR FUEL/WEAPONS
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
La Hague; France‘s Nuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 
Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?  via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/hanford-lethal-and-leaking-race-to.html
NUCLEAR WASTE
The Fallacy Of High Level Nuclear Waste Geological Storage; via A Green Road Blog
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
No Solutions For Nuclear Disasters Or Nuclear Waste; via A Green Road Blog
What Happens To Nuclear Waste In Your Country? via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-happens-to-nuclear-waste-in-your.html 
93 Long life Radiation Contaminants, A Problem For Billions Of Years; via A Green Road Blog   
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Nuclear Spent Fuel/Radioactive Waste Storage; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radioactive-nuclear-spent-fuel-storage.html 
List Of Countries/Nations Closing Down ALL Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
POETRY AND MUSIC
Anti-Nuclear Music/Songs; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/anti-nuclear-music-and-songs-around.html

Anti-Nuclear Poetry By Or-Well; via A Green Road Blog  
FRYING DUTCHMAN humanERROR Anti Nuclear Musical performance; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
CORPORATIONS
TEPCO Loses Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
How Do Corporations Dominate Elections With Money In the US? via a Green Road Blog
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html
WHY ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS MUST BE SHUT DOWN
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
Atucha Nuclear Reactor Taken Over By Terrorists; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Reactor 4;  Global Life Extinction Event If It Collapses; via A Green Road Blog
12 reasons why all nuclear power plants must be shut down; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth In 2013 ‘Carrington Effect’; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via A Green Road Blog
CIA Remote Viewers Predict Solar “Kill Shot” Coming To Earth Soon; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
How To Live in a Public Or Private Nuclear Radiation Fallout Shelter; via A Green Road Blog
GREEN LIVING
Why Solar Energy? Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal; via A Green Road Blog
UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
Breakthrough Hydrogen From Sun Method Rivals Speed of Natural Photosynthesis; via A Green Road Blog
List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants, to 75% Renewable Energy; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
Concentrated Solar Energy Power Generation Methods (Large Scale); via A Green Road Blog
Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbines, Wind Stats; via A Green Road Blog
SPIRITUAL
Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/1-giant-leap-happiness.html
Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html
PEACE/WAR
War is a Racket; via A Green Road Blog
War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog
Tell Pres. Obama; Bring Troops Home NOW
JUSTICE/PRISONS
US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-ranks-5th-in-executions-ahead-of.html
Trayvon Martin; Brutal Murder, or Justified Defense of Life? via A Green Road Blog  
Prison Mistakes, Prison Reform; via A Green Road Blog
Secret Jury Rights And Ignored Constitutional Duty
Hillary Clinton: Women Deserve The Right To Choose; via A Green Road Blog 
DRUGS – MEDICINE
Medical Insanity: Frankenfoods, BPA, Drugs, GMO’s? via A Green Road Blog
What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life; via A Green Road Blog
Raw US Milk Farmer Tortured? via A Green Road Blog
Medical Fraud; How Big Is It? via A Green Road Blog
Sleeping Pills Increase Risk Of Cancer; Caused 500,00 Deaths; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous – via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Prescription Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Car Crashes; via A Green Road Blog
HOLISTIC LIVING AND NATURAL HEALTH MODALIES
All about berries and ginger; healing foods and herbs; via A Green Road Blog
The top 5 foods to avoid if you have gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. via A Green Road Blog 
12 surprising reasons to eat more blueberries via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2010/08/12-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more.html
Natural Green Living And Health News; Kidneys, Honey, Vaccines, Permaculture, Water, Homeopathics
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/germany-world-leader-in-solar-wind-and.html 

Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbine

Here is a list and video of the wind turbines manufactured by the 10 biggest wind power companies in the world. 


Top 10

Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by annual market share (installed capacity) in 2011 by IHS Inc.:[1]
  1. Denmark Vestas 12.7%
  2. China Sinovel 9.0%
  3. China Goldwind 8.7%
  4. Spain Gamesa 8.0%
  5. Germany Enercon 7.8%
  6. United States GE Wind Energy 7.7%
  7. India Suzlon Group 7.6% (inc Suzlon Energy (India) and REpower (Germany))
  8. China Guodian United Power 7.4%
  9. Denmark/Germany Siemens Wind Power 6.3%
  10. China Ming Yang 3.6%


Alphabetical list

Multibrid 5000 Prototype, north of Bremerhaven (Germany)

Wakamatsu wind farm, Kitakyushu, (Japan)

In the following video, watch the the Enercon E-126 in operation. It is the first wind turbine with 6 MW rated power, rotor diameter: 126m (413ft), hub height: 135m(450ft). (It can generate up to 7 MW)

Two of these giant wind power units have been built for testing at an onshore location, Rysumer Nacken, near Emden, in the northwest of Germany.

Largest capacity


“The Enercon E-126 has a rated capacity of 7.58 MW,[48] has an overall height of 198 m (650 ft), a diameter of 126 m (413 ft), and is the world’s largest-capacity wind turbine since its introduction in 2007.[49] It’s capacity is rated at 6 MW (although this will be ramped up to 7+ MW), and 20 million kilowatt hours per year. That’s enough to power about 5,000 households of four in Europe. At least five companies are working on the development of a 10MW turbine.

(Norway is currently working on building the world’s largest wind turbine, a towering 10 MW machine that will blow away the competition. The Norwegian company Sway will build the 533-feet high monster, capable of powering 2,000 homes all by itself. Enova, a public agency owned by Norway’s petroleum and oil industry ministry, is helping fund the project, which is expected to cost $67.5 million to build.) Read more: Norway to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/norway-to-build-the-worlds-largest-wind-turbine/

Largest swept area

The turbine with the largest swept area is a prototype installed by Gamesa at Jaulín, Zaragoza, Spain in 2009. The G10X – 4.5 MW has a rotor diameter of 128m.

Tallest


The tallest wind turbine is Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow. Its axis is 160 meters above ground and its rotor tips can reach a height of 205 meters. It is the only wind turbine in the world taller than 200 meters.[51]


Largest vertical-axis

Le Nordais wind farm in Cap-Chat, Quebec has a vertical axis wind turbine(VAWT) named Éole, which is the world’s largest at 110 m.[52] It has a nameplate capacity of 3.8MW.[53]

Most southerly

The turbines currently operating closest to the South Pole are three Enercon E-33in Antarctica, powering New Zealand’s Scott Base and the United States’ McMurdo Station since December 2009[54][55] although a modified HR3 turbine from Northern Power Systems operated at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 1997 and 1998.[56] In March 2010 CITEDEF designed, built and installed a wind turbine in Argentine Marambio Base.[57]

Most productive

Four turbines at Rønland wind farm in Denmark share the record for the most productive wind turbines, with each having generated 63.2 GWh by June 2010[58]

Highest-situated

The world’s highest-situated wind turbine is made by DeWind installed by the Seawind Group and located in the Andes, Argentina around 4,100 metres (13,500 ft) above sea level. The site uses a type D8.2 – 2000 kW / 50 Hz turbine. This turbine has a new drive train concept with a special torque converter (WinDrive) made byVoith and a synchronous generator. The WKA was put into operation in December 2007 and has supplied the Veladero mine of Barrick Gold with electricity since then.[59]

Largest floating wind turbine

The world’s largest—and also the first operational deep-water large-capacity—floating wind turbine is the 2.3 MW Hywind currently operating 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) offshore in 220-meter-deep water, southwest of Karmøy,Norway. The turbine began operating in September 2009 and utilizes a Siemens 2.3 MW turbine[60][61]

Accidents

Severe wind turbine accidents have had relatively low impacts on the communities where the accidents occurred, compared with the widespread and long lasting effects of accidents at nuclear and hydroelectric power plants.
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Concentrated Solar Energy Power Methods (Large Scale)

Solar energy from the sun can be concentrated. As one example, US Digital visits SkyFuel, a concentrating solar power plant. The video below highlights their SkyTrough which features ReflecTech and a US Digital T7 Inclinometer.
The history of solar thermal energy collection methods is explored in the following  short 5 minute video.

This is another example showing how a solar hot air collector/concentrator can be sized up to a large scale, in order to drive generator turbine blades. 

In the following video, another type of  Concentrating Solar Plant Uses Liquid Salts To Collect And Store Energy.
“Siobhan Hughes discusses plans to build the world’s largest solar plant, approved by the U.S. on Monday. Alternative energy companies are racing to start solar projects before federal incentives expire at year’s end.” This project will create 1,000 jobs and power approximately 300,000 homes. 

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Germany- a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health

Germany is leading the charge to economic self sufficiency through a massive nationwide network of wind and solar, recycling, high efficiency cars, self-grown food, cultivating wild plants (weeds), respecting nature and sensible living. Raw Food speaker Markus Rothkranz takes you on an inspirational tour of one of the world’s cleanest, most mature advanced countries, on a 200 mph train!

Renewable Energy in Germany – Opportunity and Challenge
* Renewable Energy and New Grids – The Path to Sustainable Electricity
* Innovative Research and New Jobs – Investing in the Future
* International Partnership – Concepts for Change on a Global Level

51% of all renewable energy in Germany is owned by individual citizens or farms, totaling $100 billion worth of private investment in clean energy.

Breaking that down into solar power and wind power, 50% of Germany’s solar PV is owned by individuals and farms, while 54% of its wind power is held by the same groups.

Full story here:
http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/over-half-germany-renewable-energy…

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UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
Breakthrough Hydrogen From Sun Method Rivals Speed of Natural Photosynthesis; via A Green Road Blog
List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
Germany– a World Leader in Solar, Wind and Health; via A Green Road Blog
Concentrated Solar Energy Power Generation Methods (Large Scale); via A Green Road Blog
Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbines, Wind Stats; via A Green Road Blog
Sustainable, Green, Alternative Energy Products And Experiments; via A Green Road Blog
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Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
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Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html
PEACE/WAR
War is a Racket; via A Green Road Blog
War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog
Tell Pres. Obama; Bring Troops Home NOW
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US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia; via A Green Road Blog  
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Trayvon Martin; Brutal Murder, or Justified Defense of Life? via A Green Road Blog  
Prison Mistakes, Prison Reform; via A Green Road Blog
Secret Jury Rights And Ignored Constitutional Duty
Hillary Clinton: Women Deserve The Right To Choose; via A Green Road Blog 
DRUGS – MEDICINE
Medical Insanity: Frankenfoods, BPA, Drugs, GMO’s? via A Green Road Blog
What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life; via A Green Road Blog
Raw US Milk Farmer Tortured? via A Green Road Blog
Medical Fraud; How Big Is It? via A Green Road Blog
Sleeping Pills Increase Risk Of Cancer; Caused 500,00 Deaths; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous – via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Prescription Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Car Crashes; via A Green Road Blog
HOLISTIC NATURAL HEALTH MODALIES
All about berries and ginger; healing foods and herbs; via A Green Road Blog
The top 5 foods to avoid if you have gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. via A Green Road Blog 
12 surprising reasons to eat more blueberries via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2010/08/12-surprising-reasons-to-eat-more.html
Natural Green Living And Health News; Kidneys, Honey, Vaccines, Permaculture, Water, Homeopathics

Canada Uranium Mining – Interview With Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility

In this video interview with Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) at the Western Mining Action Network Conference, 2011, Dr. Edwards addresses the need to strengthen safety standards on uranium mining and radioactive elements in the uranium tailing piles left over from mining activities. 


Dr. Edwards recommends no new uranium mines be licensed until technologies exist allowing for the extraction of the long lived radio nuclides from the ore. Looking at the big picture, Dr. Edwards asserts that uranium mining shouldn’t be allowed at all.”

This is another example of huge corporations taking profits from public lands, and then transferring the toxic risk and dangerous radioactive elements that cause death and disease for potentially millions of years to the public taxpayer. All costs associated with cleanup are given to the taxpayer.


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NUCLEAR BOMBS/WEAPONS
2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998
Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/downwinders-and-nuclear-bomb-testing.html
Atomic Bomb Testing Veterans; via A Green Road Blog
Israel‘s Secret Illegal Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-secret-illegal-nuclear.html
Alpha Radiation Dangers; Polonium, Radon, Radium, Plutonium, Uranium….
Nuclear Bomb Test Sites And Atomic Lake in Kazakstan, Russia; via A Green Road Blog
LOW DOSE RADIATION DANGERS
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-causing-unusual-changes-whats.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
URANIUM MINING
Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; via A Green Road Blog  

Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous; via A Green Road Blog  
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Mining, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
Canada Uranium Mining – Interview With Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility; via A Green Road Blog
Radioactive Uranium Mines, Toxic Waste Dump In  Kyrgyzstan Russia; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM ENRICHMENT
Paducah Kentucky Nuclear Enrichment Plant; Dirty Global Warming Secrets; via A Green Road Blog
Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Enrichment, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIATION IN FOOD AND WATER
Radiation dangers in food and water; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-contamination-standards-for.html
Radioactive Bananas? Peeling The Mystery; via A Green Road Blogm http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radioactive-bananas-peeling-mystery.html 
Radiation Safety Standards for Food: Comparing Chernobyl vs Fukushima; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
EFFECTS OF INTERNAL LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR RADIATION
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
Japan Plans To Evacuate 40 Million Citizens; Russia Shocked; via A Green Road
Bird Radiation Studies; Chernobyl, TMI & Fukushima; Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/bird-studies-and-chernobyl-tmi-and.html
NUCLEAR REACTOR RECERTIFICATION
Aging Reactors, Lies, Deceptions, Profits And Earthquakes; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/aging-reactors-lies-deceptions-profits.html 
The Diablo You Don’t Know; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
TEPCO Loses ALL Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
ART AND SCIENCE OF DECEPTION
The Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html 
93 Long life Radiation Contaminants; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/93-long-lived-nuclear-elements.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS
Free Ebook; Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road Blog
The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html                                                            
The Battle Of Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road Blog
Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via A Green Road Blog
Three Mile Island (TMI) Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-mile-island-coverups-exposed.html
Los Angeles Nuclear Plant Meltdown; Completely Covered Up; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/los-angeles-nuclear-plant-meltdown.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html
What really happened at Fukushima? via A Green Road Blog  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Is Fukushima really in cold shutdown? via A Green Road Blog  
Ex Fukushima Engineer Confesses; No Cold Shutdown, Warned of Tsunami 20 Yrs Ago
Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground At Fukushima 2.28.2012; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima Tsunami Explosion Coverup? via A Green Road Blog  
Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road Blog
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
TEPCO Loses ALL Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
Fukushima; Today’s Titantic and Costa Concordia; via A Green Road Blog
RECYCLING NUCLEAR FUEL/WEAPONS
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/windscale-biggest-covered-up-uk-nuclear.html
Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html
La Hague; France‘s Nuclear Waste Nightmare; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/la-hague-nuclear-waste-nightmare.html 
Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon?  via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/hanford-lethal-and-leaking-race-to.html
NUCLEAR WASTE
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
No Solutions For Nuclear Disasters Or Nuclear Waste; via A Green Road Blog
What Happens To Nuclear Waste In Your Country? via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-happens-to-nuclear-waste-in-your.html 
93 Long life Radiation Contaminants; via A Green Road Blog   
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Nuclear Plants And Radioactive Water Contamination; via A Green Road Blog
Nuclear Spent Fuel/Radioactive Waste Storage; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radioactive-nuclear-spent-fuel-storage.html 
List Of Countries/Nations Closing Down ALL Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
POETRY AND MUSIC
Anti-Nuclear Music/Songs; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/anti-nuclear-music-and-songs-around.html

Anti-Nuclear Poetry By Or-Well; via A Green Road Blog  
FRYING DUTCHMAN humanERROR Anti Nuclear Musical performance; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
CORPORATIONS
TEPCO Loses Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
How Do Corporations Dominate Elections With Money In the US? via a Green Road Blog
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html
WHY ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS MUST BE SHUT DOWN
On 3/11; 15 Nuclear Reactors In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html
Atucha Nuclear Reactor Taken Over By Terrorists; via A Green Road Blog
Fukushima Reactor 4;  Global Life Extinction Event If It Collapses; via A Green Road Blog
12 reasons why all nuclear power plants must be shut down; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html
Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth In 2013 ‘Carrington Effect’; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via A Green Road Blog
CIA Remote Viewers Predict Solar “Kill Shot” Coming To Earth Soon; via A Green Road Blog
American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road Blog
How To Live in a Public Or Private Nuclear Radiation Fallout Shelter; via A Green Road Blog
GREEN LIVING
UN Proposal To Establish Ecocide; Prevent  Damage To Environment; via A Green Road Blog  
SPIRITUAL
Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/1-giant-leap-happiness.html
Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html
PEACE/WAR
War is a Racket; via A Green Road Blog
War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog
Tell Pres. Obama; Bring Troops Home NOW
JUSTICE/PRISONS
US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-ranks-5th-in-executions-ahead-of.html
Trayvon Martin; Brutal Murder, or Justified Defense of Life? via A Green Road Blog  
Prison Mistakes, Prison Reform; via A Green Road Blog
Secret Jury Rights And Ignored Constitutional Duty
Hillary Clinton: Women Deserve The Right To Choose; via A Green Road Blog 
DRUGS – MEDICINE
Medical Insanity: Frankenfoods, BPA, Drugs, GMO’s? via A Green Road Blog
What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life; via A Green Road Blog
Raw US Milk Farmer Tortured? via A Green Road Blog
Medical Fraud; How Big Is It? via A Green Road Blog
Sleeping Pills Increase Risk Of Cancer; Caused 500,00 Deaths; via A Green Road Blog
TSA Nude Body Scanners; Useless, Worthless, Dangerous – via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tsa-nude-body-scanners-useless.html
Prescription Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Car Crashes; via A Green Road Blog

Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech

Nuclear Power – Hope or Hoax Speech, January 16, 2008, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility addresses a large crowd of concerned Alberta citizens.

Gordon’s speech is presented via YouTube video in nine parts below, by the Sierra Club of Canada, Prairie Chapter and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. Video productions services were provided by Rainbow Bridge Communications Company.

Gordon Edwards Part Two of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Three of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Four of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Five of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Six of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Seven of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Eight of Nine
Gordon Edwards Part Nine of Nine

Relevant links:
http://www.ccnr.org/ http://www.sierraclub.ca/prairie
http://www.rbcc.ca
http://www.pathslesstravelled.com/2011/04/uranium-city-saskatchewan-legacy-of.html

Dr. Gorden Edwards; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-gorden-edwards-nuclear-power-hope-or.html

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Israel‘s Secret Illegal Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-secret-illegal-nuclear.html
Alpha Radiation Dangers; Polonium, Radon, Radium, Plutonium, Uranium….
Nuclear Bomb Test Sites And Atomic Lake in Kazakstan, Russia; via A Green Road Blog
LOW DOSE RADIATION DANGERS
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-causing-unusual-changes-whats.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
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URANIUM MINING
Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; via A Green Road Blog  

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Port Hope Ontario Canada; Uranium Mining, Processing & Production; via A Green Road Blog
Canada Uranium Mining – Interview With Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility; via A Green Road Blog
Radioactive Uranium Mines, Toxic Waste Dump In  Kyrgyzstan Russia; via A Green Road Blog
URANIUM ENRICHMENT
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