Are US Radiation Levels Skyrocketing?
By James Donahue
The Environmental Protection Agencies’ nationwide radiation monitoring system, or RadNet, may
be detecting unusual increases in beta radiation levels . . . not just along the west coast which would be expected because
of the 2011 Fukushima disaster which continues to spill toxic radiation in the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. The high
radiation readings are reportedly being found throughout the United States.
This information is not being reported by the major corporate-owned news networks, but can be found
on various Internet websites including EnviroReporter.Com, Energy News, Natural Health News and Before It’s News. The
RadNet statistics are strangely vacant after March, 2014 so we have been unable to confirm the reports.
Would the fact that the politically powerful General Electric Corporation designed the nuclear reactors
that failed in those Japanese plants, and designed another 23 reactors just like them now operating in the United States?
This information comes from the records of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
There appears to have been a major coverup of the extent of damage and the amount of radioactive waste
still being emitted from the damaged nuclear power plants at Fukushima. A recent story by Matthew Wald for the New York Times
states that all three reactor cores went into complete meltdown. Because of the level of damage, and the deadly concentrations
of highly radioactive uranium, plutonium, cesium and strontium, it has been impossible to determine to true level of damage.
The latest Internet reports suggest that the beta radiation levels in the air and water all across
the United States have increased from 10 to 60 times higher than recorded just one year ago.
The report in EnviroReporter.com noted that readings taken at Los Angeles, Chicago, Montgomery and
Madison, Wisconsin show beta counts per minute exceeding the 1,000 CPM threshold.
The Radiation Network website uses a threshold warning level of 100 CPM. The California Highway Patrol
considers radiation over 100 CPM dangerous enough that persons in the area for any length of time need to be protected by
Oddly, all of the new reports fail to point to Fukushima as the source of the increased radiation.
A report in Global Research, however, states that testing by the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center
finds that "radiation levels at radiation monioring stations all over the country are elevated . . . Thhis is particularly
true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the
Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing,
and it is steadily building up in our food chain."
Beta is a lower form of radiation, but it has the potential of causing cancer when people and animals
are exposed to it for any length of time. When taken internally the beta emissions in toxic fish products, for example can
cause tissue damage as well as increase the risk of internal cancers.
Some beta-emitters like Iodine-131 attack the thyroid gland and Strontium-90 builds up in the bones
and teeth. Carbon 14 spreads throughout the body.
If the reports are correct, the United States and Canada . . . and perhaps the entire Northern Hemisphere
of the world, is under silent attack from the Fukushima disaster that has yet to be brought under control.