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Thursday, April 24, 2014

RADIATION LEAKS CAUSE RARE BIRTH DEFECTS NEAR HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE

EXTREMELY RARE NEURAL TUBE DEFECT FOUND AT 4 TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE NEAR HANFORD...NBC NEWS
"The agencies released a report last summer detailing an investigation of 27 women with pregnancies that resulted in neural tube defects in Yakima, Franklin and Benton counties between 2010 and 2013. That included 23 cases of anencephaly, a rate of 8.4 per 10,000 live births, far higher than the national rate of 2.1 cases per 10,000. There were three cases of spina bifida and one with encephalocele, a sac-like protrusion of the brain through the front or back of the skull."

This is a UNIQUE small cluster of neural tube birth defects FOUND IN THE AREA SURROUNDING HANFORD, THE most polluted U.S. nuclear site in America, yet THAT is never mentioned by mainstream media or government officials. 

STUDIES DONE SINCE 1988 HAVE CONTENDED AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT HANFORD IS TO BLAME, NOT JUST FOR NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS BUT OTHER CONGENITAL DEFECTS, CANCERS AND RESULTING PREMATURE DEATHS.


“There’s one region in the state (that’s had a spike),” said [Donn Moyer, a spokesman for the Washington State Department of Health].


THAT REGION IS NEAR THE LEAKING HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE FACILITY.

CANCERS AND OTHER BIRTH DEFECTS HAVE LONG BEEN HIGHER IN THIS REGION THAN IN NEIGHBORING ONES, BUT FEW ARE EVEN MENTIONING THIS FACTS IN NEWS RELEASES! 


THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENER
GY, THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND OTHER INDEPENDENT STUDIES HAVE ALL SHOWN THE CORRELATION!
WHY DENY IT NOW?  

U.S. Department of Energy:
Two studies of birth defects in Benton and Franklin Counties were published in 1988. [...] Results showed a statistically significant association between preconception exposure of the parents to ionizing radiation and neural tube defects in their infants.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: Twelve specific malformations were analyzed for evidence of association with parental employment at Hanford and with occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. [...] Neural tube defects showed a significant association with parental pre-conception exposure [...]

Centers for Disease Control: The authors examined the prevalence of congenital malformations among births in Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State, from 1968 through 1980. [...] Among defects that would be expected to be comparably ascertained, a statistically significant elevated rate of neural tube defects was observed (1.72 per 1,000 births vs. 0.99 per 1,000). [...] When rates of neural tube defects were compared with those in populations other than the Birth Defects Monitoring Program, the Benton and Franklin county rates were still considered to be elevated.

Remember the peak in stillbirth's and infant death at 35% on the West Coast right after THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER MARCH, 2011?

Remember the sudden rise in thyroid nodes in babies and children all along the West Coast? 


Remember so many pediatricians saying it HAD to be from radioactive fallout that hit the U.S.? 


IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE THIS OUT!


CNN REPORTED:
Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent: Yakima Valley, Washington, a horrible medical mystery has unfolded — An alarming rate of birth defects. Sara Barron, a nurse in the region and was the first to report cases of anencephaly, babies born with much of their brain and skull missing. In her 30-year career as a nurse, Sara Barron had seen only two babies with anencephaly.

<<Cohen: Barron’s shocking discovery prompted an investigation by the state health department, which showed that in 3 counties, in a 3 year period, there were 23 cases of anencephaly, a rate 4 times the national average.  

Mandy Stahre, Washington State Health Department epidemiologist: “We have not found an answer, and that’s the very frustrating part because this is such a devastating diagnosis for a woman to have.” 

Cohen: The state hasn’t spoken to any of the families who had the babies with birth defects. Not a single one.
That outrages Andrea Jackman.

Andrea Jackman, whose baby was born with spina bifida: “Nobody’s asked me anything. [...] What are you researching if you haven’t physically called the families to find out? What are you researching? [...] If it just happened to one person it could be random, but the fact that there’s so many different people that it’s happened to, there’s gotta be something that you can pinpoint that caused this.”

Barron: “I think it’s very scary. I think there’s absolutely something going on that needs to be investigated more thoroughly.”

A genetic counselor in Yakima said she’s reported ["8 or 9"] additional cases of anencephaly and spina bifida since January 2013.

“Any time you see a geographic cluster of a pretty severe birth defect, it does make you wonder if there is a common exposure contributing,” said Allison Ashley-Koch, a professor at the Duke University Medical Center for Human Genetics, whose focus is anencephaly.

 “If there were resources, it really would be wonderful to go back to the families to conduct more intensive interviews regarding common environmental exposures."

CDC and state officials refused to tell NBC News how many new cases they’d received in 2013, saying they plan a full report later this spring. Stahre had previously said they’d received “a few more cases” after the original investigation.

Susie Ball, the genetic counselor who has reported additional cases, said she's "not convinced — yet" that there's a problem in the area and that it may take more time to tell. She wouldn't want to scare people, she said. Still, she said the situation should be more widely publicized to let local women of child-bearing age know the risk — and to help them take action to prevent birth defects.

“There’s got to be something. I mean, something causes it,” she said. “Every mother wants their child to be perfect. If you could find a way to stop this from happening, why wouldn’t you want to do that? Why would you not want to tell people?”

IN SPITE OF THIS...
There is no clear plan for responding quickly to leaking nuclear waste at Hanford’s underground tank farms. The Department of Energy has decided to pump them one tank farm at a time, even though the leakers and suspected leakers are spread out across the facility. “It seems like the last couple of years we’ve seen more problems at the Hanford site,” Washington Department of Ecology’s John Price said."I don’t know why that is, if it’s just a blip in time or things are getting older.”'

THAT PLACE WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE SHUT COMPLETELY DOWN YEARS AGO!
IT WAS NOT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THE TYPES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS STORED THERE FOR THIS LONG!

IF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS, HERE ARE A FEW OTHER RESOURCES:
DOCUMENTARY: “Radioactive Berkeley: No Safe Dose” – Dr. John Gofman M.D, Ph.D. addresses the medical impacts of low-level radiation exposure and tritium emissions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMydX6gAHlo

STUDY: "Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown” Joseph Mangano, Janette Sherman, Christopher Busby
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?paperID=40157

 STUDY: Journal of Ocean University of China, April 2014: ‘A study of transport and impact strength of Fukushima nuclear pollutants in the North Pacific surface’
http://enenews.com/updated-study-most-fukushima-nuclear-particles-will-make-it-to-other-side-of-pacific-starting-in-spring-2014-based-on-32-years-of-data-graphics

DOCUMENTARY: “Three Mile Island Revisited” award winning documentary on excess cancers and disease attributed to Three Mile Island radiation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCgSWpyARg

Cover Up: What You are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power - See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20130524185654/http://www.thepermanentpress.com/p-354-cover-up.aspx#sthash.JHTYmwL4.dpuf
Cover Up: What You are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power
https://web.archive.org/web/20130524185654/http://www.thepermanentpress.com/p-354-cover-up.aspxhttps://web.archive.org/web/20130524185654/http://www.thepermanentpress.com/p-354-cover-up.aspx

“Closing with testimony by leading environmentalists here and abroad, Grossman’s powerfully documented book is tough-minded evangelism for the anti-nuke movement. A veteran reporter for newspapers, radio and TV in New York, winner of journalism’s George Polk Award, Grossman crams into this text facsimile documentation ordinarily found in appendixes. A growing phalanx of writers, including Nader, John Gofman, Commoner et al, have developed the evidence that peacetime nuclear power presents great hazards, immediate and long-term, on a world wide scale. Grossman describes (with excellent photos, drawings, etc.) how nuclear power works and how disasters can happen. From inside sources including statements by federal and corporate officials, he makes a strong case for the view that giant nuclear energy corporations have taken extreme measures to hide the shocking facts about nuclear power, and are now stalling development of other energy sources in order to protect their huge investments.”
--Publishers Weekly - See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20130524185654/http://www.thepermanentpress.com/p-354-cover-up.aspx#sthash.JHTYmwL4.dpuf
 “Closing with testimony by leading environmentalists here and abroad, Grossman’s powerfully documented book is tough-minded evangelism for the anti-nuke movement. A veteran reporter for newspapers, radio and TV in New York, winner of journalism’s George Polk Award, Grossman crams into this text facsimile documentation ordinarily found in appendixes. A growing phalanx of writers, including Nader, John Gofman, Commoner et al, have developed the evidence that peacetime nuclear power presents great hazards, immediate and long-term, on a world wide scale. Grossman describes (with excellent photos, drawings, etc.) how nuclear power works and how disasters can happen. From inside sources including statements by federal and corporate officials, he makes a strong case for the view that giant nuclear energy corporations have taken extreme measures to hide the shocking facts about nuclear power, and are now stalling development of other energy sources in order to protect their huge investments.”
--Publishers Weekly

DOWNLOAD FOR THAT FREE BOOK IS FOUND HERE:
https://ia700802.us.archive.org/3/items/CoverUp-StoryOfNuclearPower/KarlGrossmanCoverUpCropped.pdf 

GROSSMAN'S WEBSITE IS HERE: http://www.karlgrossman.com/

FROM THAT BOOK:
"You have not been informed about nuclear power. You have not been told. And that has been done on purpose. Keeping the pubilc in the dark was deemed necessary by the promoters of nuclear power if it was to succeed. Those in government, science and private industry who have been pushing nuclear power realized that if people were given the facts, if they knew the consequences of nuclear power, they would not stand for it. 

If people knew that the kind of accidents that happened at Three Mile Island, at the Fermi Reactor, at Browns Ferry, at Windscale, at "SL-1," among others -- the sort of huge catastrophes which have been only barely avoided -- are to be expected, they'd be damned upset and would insist a stop be put to nuclear power.

So an army of public relations practitioners has been working for decades to, in the jargon of the trade, make the people think of "Citizen Atom" as a friend, before the truth became manifest.

The "nuclear runaways" and "meltdowns," the "China syndrome" would come, it was figured. 
So would the "routine" releases of radiation from nuclear plants -- and their results: cancer, leukemia and genetic injury.
 Also to be expected were illness, injury and death in connection with mining, milling, fuel fabrication, transportation, reactor operation and storing waste -- the basic steps of the entire nuclear "cycle."

BABIES, UNBORN BABIES...IF YOU CARE ABOUT THEIR CHANCES OF BEING BORN WITHOUT THESE RADIATION-CAUSED DEFECTS AND CANCERS, CALL OR EMAIL OR HAMMER ON THE OFFICE DOORS OF YOUR LIARS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND DON'T STOP BANGING ON THEIR "DOORS" UNTIL THEY CHANGE THIS, UNTIL THEY FIX IT!

4 comments:

  1. Nice post. I was checking this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.
    Zofran heart defects

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  2. Hiya, 'James'...I caught your hyperlink to the attorney's website, and decided to allow your comment because I am familiar with this drug and its effects on developing fetuses. If anyone reading here was NOT aware there are lawsuits galore involving this drug, they will be now.
    THAT said, my article was about what RADIATION from HANFORD does to people, especially in utero. How about you & the "team" get on that? Has anyone to your knowledge at that firm dared to take on HANFORD?
    Zofran comes with a few warnings, as we know, but radiation doesn't even announce its presence.
    Maybe the "firm" should look itno that? It's a quite aggressive website with pop-ups offering 'live chat'. I ALMOST dived into that just for the hell of it. And that is the risk you take, isn't it? That someone will misuse that website?
    Being "impressed" or not is NOT a factor in the Tea Room. We offer FACTS, don't care about "impressing".
    So, yeah, RADIATION causes heart defects...research THAT.

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  3. Thank u for your voice.It's brave souls like your team that help me keep a little faith in humanity.Certain things we all wish we're required reading in this country.. We hope you can continue to keep us informed on these matters.We will be eagerly watching and reading.

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    1. @ Anonymous, I rarely, almost never allow "anonymous" comments, or even read them, but I did want to address "keeping people informed".
      I am scheduled for surgical oncology this month, if nothing ELSE prevents it. I am a "high-risk" candidate for that surgery, my age (I am "elderly) & some cardiac issues, etc, but I'm having it.
      So, ALL that will ever keep me from banging these posts out is "DEATH"...if they cease, assume I have made that transition.
      BTW, I am "the team". LOL
      I write as I do because I retired from "medicine" after almost 3 decades, knowing full well the LIES, the half-truths, the way physicians today are STRANGLED by both Big Pharma & the damnable insurance companies.
      The women who suffered seeing their children be born with those defects, & others who have had children born with multiple defects who live in the path of that radioactive plume that drifts daily onto unsuspecting residents DESERVE for the TRUTH to be made public knowledge.
      Trouble is, we "average citizens" just don't have the MONEY to fight those bastards as hard as they fight those who try to sue them.
      BIG companies have BIG legal departments & it behooves them to "fight for their lives" against even BABIES.
      Low-level radiation, in daily doses, is a KNOWN killer, & indeed, in the susceptible, in those with genetic predisposition to such things, ANY/ALL radiation can trigger that DOMINO EFFECT.
      Medical school offered so few courses in what roll "environmental factors" play in our health that all medical schools should be ashamed. Ditto for what effects poor nutrition plays in our failing health. After all, POISON IN = POISONED HUMAN SYSTEM, period, the end.
      It's up to all of us to dig, to always question, to ALWAYS BE INFORMED, because, my friend, I assure you, except for the RARE physician who is unafraid to tell us the entire TRUTH, unafraid to tackle the SOURCE, go for THE CURE instead of treat SYMPTOMS alone, we are on our own.
      I'd dare say that the vast MAJORITY of modern meds are themselves known killers, maybe not to every patient who uses them, but even ONE is too many to die from something those pharmaceutical companies know are risky.
      Most patients are like sheep, following that "good shepherd, trusting, unquestioning.
      NO!
      Trust is something that must be EARNED.
      QUESTION EVERYTHING until you have the answers you need.
      All the best. I hope you are well.

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