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Friday, October 06, 2006

The Big Lies of The Military-Industrial Complex

Nuclear meltdown may have caused cancers - Yahoo! News

  • I have been writing for decades about the dangers of nuclear energy and the testing that has been carried out across the nation by the military-industrial complex. Not only are we all very vulnerable to radiation leaks, but toxic chemicals at these sites have been handled as ordinary waste water or garbage for decades. - post by mbthorman

The report by an independent advisory panel estimated it was likely that radiation released during the meltdown caused about 260 cases of cancer within a 60-square-mile area around the reactor.

The lab's former owner, Rocketdyne, has said for years that no significant radiation was released. But the independent advisory panel said the incident released nearly 459 times more radiation than a similar one at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island in 1979.

The Energy Department, Boeing and the state have been involved in efforts to decontaminate the site. The state has estimated that more than 1.73 million gallons of toxic trichloroethylene was dumped on the grounds and that 500,000 gallons have saturated the bedrock beneath the lab.

The panel's conclusion contradicts several previous studies that found there wasn't a radiological issue, said Mike Lopez, project manager for the Energy Department's cleanup efforts at the site.
The US Environmental Protection Agency
reviewed the site in 2003 and concluded there was no risk, Lopez said.

  • Another example of the continuing BIG LIES. We, the citizens of the United States of America, don't matter to the powerful millitary-industrial complex that is supposed to be guarding us from danger, but is really placing all of us at very high risk of severe illness and death because its HIDDEN AGENDA is all about making large amount of money for those in power! - post by mbthorman

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