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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

@juliaw

I searched multiple sites on the internet and they all agree with what you have said. Therefore, until someone can show me otherwise, I agree with you. To be honest, I hadn’t really heard anything one way or another about the situation until you posted this discussion.

As a strong conservative I will give you my take on what a conservative believes or disbelieves about what our government says, about anything. The conservatives I know, believe the sum total of nothing the government says.

And you say we never agree on anything.

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Jenny @jleefish

There is definitely an incremental, dangerous amount of radiation poisoning our ocean that is in fact impacting our wild life as evidenced by the animal anomalies that cannot be solely attributed to “harsh weather” as we are told, but here is a website with links to “scientific” articles that attempt to prove otherwise:

http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/all-the-best-scientifically-verified-information-on-fukushima-impacts/

Humans will not accept the gravity of this matter until they are directly affected and the effects are tangible. It seems that the notion of the disrupted food chain cycle due to species depletion is too abstract of a concept to grasp.

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Two Cents @twocents

@Jlriggs57aol-com LOL sound the alarm! You and I finally agree with @JuliaW! I don’t trust the government, and I consider myself more conservative. My mistrust doesn’t change concerning this issue either. Our government doesn’t like to create panic and they don’t like to seem incompetent or as if they dont have all the answers, which most of the time they have an answer that is incompetent.

@Jleefish thanks for the info. I agree with you as well. The fact that entire species are completely being wiped out in areas impacted by radiation can onky suggest the logical conclusion is that this will affect entire food chains.

Something else really creepy I found while searching the internet: “A private organization that monitors radiation data from network points across the United States issued email alerts today for two Western U.S. cities, Reno, Nev., and St. George, Utah. The alerts came from the the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center, which explains its mission is to provide radiation monitoring information from hundreds of sites in Japan and the U.S., including those run by the Environmental Protection Agency.” Here is the link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3101514/posts

I dont know how legit that link is but I searched around more and found similar stories.

I also read somewhere a few weeks ago but can’t find the article that some government agency issued a warning telling people in Reno to take extra precautions such as not wearing your shoes or coats inside because the clothes you wear while outside will get radiation on them. So they tell you to leave them outside or in your garage to attempt to keep it outside of your house. They also suggested to keep your windows closed.

Creepy! I will try to find the article for you guys.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

@twocents
@jleefish
@juliaw

Two Cents, as a nuclear worker I was a little curious about why they would think it odd to find higher levels of radiation in areas that have the highest concentration of uranium mines. It isn’t at all strange that you would find fluxuations in radiation readings in these areas. Nearly all of the spike would occur do to radon. Here is an excerpt from the link below that tells about fluctuations in radon.

{“FIGURE 2-Profiles showing the effects of fluctuations in the rate of-
change in barometric pressure upon soil-gas radon
concentration and gamma radiation at site EO, Riverside
Reservoir, Colorado. Shading correlates periods of increasing,
decreasing, or stable barometric pressure with periodic fluctuations in
radon concentration and gamma radiation. Data was obtained at one-half
hour intervals, therefore the actual times for the reversal of shortterm
fluctuations in the barometric-pressure, radon-concentration, and
gamma-radiation data occur before or after the apparent inflection
points recorded by this data. (Radon data for 16:02 hours is
questionable and therefore is omitted from this illustration.) Wind
speed and wind direction are additional meteorologic variables having an
indeterminate effect upon the radon and radiation data.}

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0641/report.pdf

Here in an excerpt from another site.

{Of the 4,078 mines, about 3,000 are in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.}

http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/docs/tenorm/402-r-08-005-volii/402-r-08-005-v2-ch2.pdf

When you work a nuclear facility you are required to wear a TLD (thermoluminescent dosimeter}, which in basic terms, just keeps track of your dose while you’re there. I have set monitors off exiting an RCA (radiation containment area) many times, stood in front of a fan for a few minutes, passed the monitor, and had zero increase on my TLD. The point being that this is not the kind of radioactivity that you see on the movies that carries high doses and turns people into mutants.

Fluctuation of radon gas is a common occurrence. Don’t get too creeped out.

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Coffee Addict @coffeeaddict

@twocents
@jlriggs57aol-com
@juliaw
@jleefish

Interesting info Mr. James Riggs. I am wondering, is the radiation fluctuating due to radiation from Fukushima or is it due to the expected fluctuation you outlined above. Are those areas areas that have more nuclear facilities?

I find it pretty interesting that animals are dying due to this radiation but the coast of California seems totally fine. You guys might have more input on this but could this be because of strong wind in California coming off the ocean? So the radiation blows right past similar to your example of standing in front of a fan? I havent heard any problems with radiation poison in wildlife in Ca. Obviously it is able to to animals in water.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

@coffeeaddict
@twocents
@juliaw
@jleefish

Coffee Addict, I think you may be misunderstanding, here’s what I said about radon gas:

” I have set monitors off exiting an RCA (radiation containment area) many times, stood in front of a fan for a few minutes, passed the monitor, and had zero increase on my TLD. The point being that this is not the kind of radioactivity that you see on the movies that carries high doses and turns people into mutants.”

Radon is already an extremely low dose type of radiation and dissipates very quickly. It can build up in your home and without good ventilation over an extreme amount of time it could be harmful, only because as it dissipates it also replenishes itself.

By the time this radon gets a couple of miles away it is already starting to dissipate. What this article was saying is that because of the high barometric pressure it just doesn’t move very fast, so it shows an increase which isn’t there until the high pressure system shows up.

Below is a map that shows the locations of all the nuclear power plants in the U.S. Look at the region we are talking about.

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