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Got iodine??? Japanese nuclear reactor meltdowns/Pacific Coast downwind from radioactive radiation … A must read
Not to alarm, however……Rose makes a very good point here in her intro to the story. May I suggest that if you are not able to acquire iodine capsules or whatever container you prefer, my natural remedy provider suggests that you can get iodine directly from a bottle of iodine at the pharmacy or health food store if you don’t already have it in your medicine cabinet (you know, the same that is commonly applied to children’s wounds as a disinfectant), and use the dropper or lid stick that it comes with, and paint about a half dollar size on your arm or stomach every other day or every third day, say after showering. I usually paint mine on inside my elbow. The skin will absorb it readily enough, especially if you have iodine deficiency such as most everybody does given our mineral depleted soils from lack of crop rotation. By the way, iodine deficiency is cause of thyroid problems, so if you have a thyroid problem it is sure an inexpensive and handy way to deal with it. Your choice, of course. It has sure worked for me. ~Love ya all, Joy
On Sat, 3/12/11, Rose wrote:
It has been par for the course for governments to downplay and lie to the public about the severity of the nuclear reactor meltdowns (remember 3 Mile Island & Chernobyl). I listened to KGO SF radio station last night. An expert on nuclear power plants called in sounding quite alarmed about the details of the Japanese meltdowns and the plumes of vapor/smoke coming from the collapsed nuclear reactors. Concerns for the people on the West Coast and their exposures to a significant amount of radiation, should not be discounted.
One thing we can do to help protect ourselves is to make sure our thyroids have more than enough natural iodine/potassium iodide so that it won’t take up radioactive iodine which we very well maybe breathing sooner than later. So much for the idea of the wonders of nuclear power! Please read Rosalind Peterson’s concerns below. With the gulf stream it looks like we had 3 days until it comes our way. Very important info to help protect you and your loved ones.
Bless us all,
On 3/12/2011 6:46 AM, Rosalind Peterson wrote:
March 12, 2011
Notes on Nuclear Power Plants & Emissions
Why would the west coast USA be in danger from Meltdown of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan?
The prevailing jet stream winds are blowing from Japan directly across the Pacific ocean to the west coast of the United States (and then would move east on the Jet Stream). Any airborne radiation would make its way across with the jet stream, reaching the U.S. in approximately 36 hours, depending on the actual speed of the jet.
It is possible that early radioactive releases are already airborne and heading toward the United States.
Japan has 55 Nuclear Power Plants with 11 More planned for operation in the near future. A fast-breeder reactor is to be re-opened in the near future (this plant was closed in 1990, due to serious problems).
U.S. EPA Glossary of Radiation Terms & Other Information – March 12, 2011
U.S. EPA Radiation Protection Website – March 12, 2011
Centers for Disease Control – Radiation Emergency Brochure – Note Section on Potassium Iodide
Click to access radiation_brochure.pdf
Cesium – U.S. EPA Information Website – March 12, 2011 (Japanese Officials Have Declared State of Emergency)
Leaks at Nuclear Power Plants in Japan – Explosion at one nuclear power plant – Note Increased Cancer+Other Risks)
Strontium – U.S. EPA Information Website – March 12, 2011
Vermont Yankee-Connecticut Tritium Problems March 11, 2011 NYTimes
Nuclear Plants – Tritium Problems – U.S. EPA General Information-March 12, 2011
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Radionuclides in Air and Water: Overview (Radiation)
14U 2011 U.S. EPA Iodine Information Website March 12, 2011 – Treatment Prior to Exposure
Please Read Information About Potassium Iodide which was used After Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster to Protect Public Health:
Website: March 12, 2011 Information:
“…Potassium iodide’s (KI) value as a radiation protective (thyroid blocking) agent was demonstrated at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident when Soviet authorities distributed it in a 30 km zone around the plant. The purpose was to protect residents from radioactive iodine, a highly carcinogenic material found in nuclear reactors which had been released by the damaged reactor…” (Note: Only protects from radioactive iodine.)
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Americium
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Cobalt
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Plutonium
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Radium
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Radon
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Technetium-99
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Thorium
U.S. EPA March 12, 2011 – Information on Uranium
Snap analysis: Japan may have hours to prevent nuclear meltdown | Reuters
Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors – Yahoo! News
Japan On The Verge Of Nuclear Meltdown Within ‘Few’ Hours
The Intel Hub http://theintelhub.com/
March 11th, 2011
* Emergency declared to Fukushima No.2 nuclear plant
* Japan confronts nuclear crisis after massive quake
* ’1,000 dead’ in Japan quake; nuke plants overheat
Update: We have spoken to multiple experts who believe that even in the worse case scenario it would be highly unlikely that the radiation would be strong enough to extensively damage the west coast of the United States. That being said they could be completely wrong.
The Modern Survival Blog is reporting that a meltdown would cause radiation to reach the U.S. West Coast in 36 hours. No word on how powerful the radiation could be.
Reports are coming in that Japan is on the verge of nuclear meltdown. Multiple nuclear power plants have reported major problems that could possibly lead to a Chernobyl type event.
Fox News is currently running a story with an absolutely stunning headline.
“Japan Officials Fear Possible Nuclear Meltdowns at Plants”
“Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday’s powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns,” wrote the Associated Press.
Speaking to Newsmax, Mark Hibbs, a Berlin-based senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that a nuclear meltdown and subsequent Chernobyl type event is a very real possibility.
They have 24 hours or so to avoid a core meltdown, he says. But if one occurs, two scenarios could follow: The good outcome would mirror what happened at Three Mile Island, while the bad one could involve what he called a “Chernobyl scenario, where the damage to the reactor was such that the integrity of the structures were damaged.
“There was an explosion and other things happened in there, that opened up the reactor so the inventory of radioactive material . . . went into the atmosphere and generated this deadly plume that we know happened in Chernobyl. “
Stay tuned as more updates come in. Analysts have been quoted as saying that Japan has HOURS to either fix the situation or face disaster.
Some has speculated that after a meltdown, the radiation would reach the United States West Coast within three days. To top it off, Japanese officials have stated that an even LARGER Tsunami could hit Japan in the next few days.