Thursday, October 19, 2017

The SOCIOPATHS Have Won: EPA Changes Guidance on Radiation Protection



The EPA essentially just reversed the LINEAR NO-THRESHOLD MODEL of radiation effects it has endorsed for decades by raising the allowable exposure level in the wake of radiological emergencies, FALSELY stating that radiation effects do not occur at exposure levels between 50 and 100 millisieverts:
EPA (2017, September ) Protective Action Questions and Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: A companion document to the US Environmental Protective Agency Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual. EPA-402/K-17/002. Available, https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/pags_comm_tool_p9.pdf
The US media have expressed outrage over the new guidelines:
Ari Natter (2017, October 16). EPA Says Higher Radiation Levels Pose ‘No Harmful Health Effect’. Bloomberg, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-16/epa-says-higher-radiation-levels-pose-no-harmful-health-effect

...The EPA’s determination sets a level ten times the drinking water standard for radiation recommended under President Barack Obama. It could lead to the administration of President Donald Trump weakening radiation safety levels, watchdog groups critical of the move say.

"It’s really a huge amount of radiation they are saying is safe," said Daniel Hirsch, the retired director of the University of California, Santa Cruz’s program on environmental and nuclear policy. "The position taken could readily unravel all radiation protection rules."...

..."According to radiation safety experts, radiation exposures of 5-10 rem (5,000-10,000 mrem or 50-100 mSv) usually result in no harmful health effects, because radiation below these levels is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk," EPA said in the document. That level is equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest X-rays or seven to 14 chest CT scans, according to a comparison with Food and Drug Administration data.

A 2007 version of the same document stated that no level of radiation is safe, concluding: "The current body of scientific knowledge tells us this." 

Karlin, Mark (2017, October 17). Huge Amounts of Radiation Won't Harm You, Pruitt's EPA Claims. http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/huge-amounts-of-radiation-won-t-harm-you-epa-document-claims
[The] EPA does not specify which “radiation safety experts” it is now relying upon but it is notable that
· The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and EPA itself, have long estimated that 10,000 millirems could be expected to induce excess cancers in every 86th person exposed;

· Those health effects are for a one-time exposure but EPA is rolling out a new approach that would allow daily public exposure at highly elevated levels every day for up to a year; and

· EPA’s longstanding scientific estimate is that 10,000 millirems would produce a risk at least 100 times higher than EPA’s acceptable risk range on radiation exposure to the public.
Here is what PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, has to say:
PEER (2017, October 16). PRUITT’S EPA: LEARNING TO LOVE RADIATION: Public Told “No Harmful Health Effects” from Significant Radiation Exposure. PEER https://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/pruitt%E2%80%99s-epa-learning-to-love-radiation.html
...EPA’s new approach is encapsulated in a policy with the paradoxical title of “Protective Action Guides” that allows public exposure to radioactivity following a nuclear release at levels many times the maximum limits of the Safe Drinking Water Act. It was finalized on the very last day of the Obama presidency but apparently has been embraced by the Trump team, as this health non-warning was issued just days ago.

“This signals that in the event of a Fukushima-type accident EPA will allow public consumption of radiation-contaminated drinking water for months,” added Ruch, noting that PEER is preparing to legally challenge the new drinking water Protective Action Guides. “Dr. Strangelove is alive and lurking somewhere in the corridors of EPA.”


PEER NOTES THAT this policy contradicts established research findings:
  • The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and EPA itself, have long estimated that 10,000 millirems could be expected to induce excess cancers in every 86th person exposed;
  • Those health effects are for a one-time exposure but EPA is rolling out a new approach that would allow daily public exposure at highly elevated levels every day for up to a year; and
  • EPA’s longstanding scientific estimate is that 10,000 millirems would produce a risk at least 100 times higher than EPA’s acceptable risk range on radiation exposure to the public.
I am outraged by this change but it was expected. The SOCIOPATHS have won and we are going down fast unless somehow we can stop this growing madness:

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/burdening-species-with-genetic.html

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/mutations-germ-line-mosaicism.html




14 comments:

  1. Thank the blood-sucking, orange-haired zombie for the EPA ruling. It is what he, alex jones, jeff rense, and the faux anti-nuke republicans, wanted all along.

    Rense was ok at one time. Then Brietbart funded him in 2015 ,and he turned into a rabid racist, African american hating ,Trump supporter. Nuclear is destroying the world and the greedy jerks like JOnes And Rense brought it up to piss us off , then support our destroyers and oppressors , like the orange haired zombie.

    The republican oligarchs have always funded the greed malignant narcissist alex Jones.

    The faux anti-nuke, nihilists, also continue to deny, that we just had 5 major catastrophic attacks of unprecedented hurricanes, that have destroyed much of the gulf coast.

    The Noaa predicted, the 18 unprecedented hurricanes and tropical storms that brewed in the Gulf of Mexico south of Texas in 2017. The shit started unbelievably in early June. The Noaa forecasts ,were based on the never seen before warmth of the Gulf of Mexico and, changing ocean and atmospheric streams.

    The phoney African American and Native American hating, Trump-pushers lie about all the radioactive Krypton being released by nuclear reactors. They lie about all the radon and radionuclides, being released into the atmosphere by car exaust, coal burning, oil, chemical, and plastic production.

    They lie about the tetraethyl lead, that is still used around the world. The orange-haired zombie and his cronies, are pushing hard for two new reactors at turkey point. The creature spews diarrheas of lies daily. It is trying to start nuclear wars with Iran and N Korea.

    It is worse than the inbred coke-head thing W Bush
    1. That turned The USA into a Completely-integrated brutal, militarized law-enforcement, and electronic police state.
    2.Murdered 1 million Iraqis.
    3. Plunged us into wars that have and are costing upwards of 100 trillion dollars.
    4. Helped set up Fukushima by W Bush and his dad shipping tons of plutonium to Japan during their administrations to offset trade imbalances and encourage Japan to have nuclear weapons. They also encouraged Mox production and Rokkashos construction in Japan.
    5. 911
    6. Destroying america and its economy.
    7. Destroying the public education system
    8. Making sure americans with pre-existing conditions could not get health care.
    9. Making sure only rich kids could go to college

    Guess the Blood-sucking Orange Haired zombie and his family of blood suckers are here to finish the job.

    Too bad about enenews being down. The original owner is a good man. The racist-brietbart creeps, have ruined commentary there. They have threatened and actively chased off many good posters over the years.

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  2. To all you veterans.  And most of you are atomic veterans, whether you know it or not.  The VA system has had ist problems but, veterans have gotten care and medication there for decades. Even with preexisting conditions. Well, trump wants to end that now, so that him and his cronies can make more money in the phoney stock market with phoney health insurance stocks that promise the world and deliver nothing.

    If Trumpcare Ends Up Happening, Up to 7 Million Veterans Could See Their Health Care Ruined

    https://www.alternet.org/personal-health/trumpcare-screws-over-millions-vets

    https://www.disabled-world.com/news/veterans/va-trump.php

    The only thing alex jones, rense, and the rest of the trump, republican maggots can do is bring up the flawed corporate democrats obama, and shillary again and again , who are really republicans.

    They haven't got a leg to stand on. They are mostly sociopaths, religious fanatics , or ignorant bufoons. Seems like all most americans are doing, is saying, "Poison my food and water, or gut-shoot me so I can have a long-drawn-out and painful death."

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  3. http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/10/18/25477671/alex-jones-nutritional-supplements-found-to-contain-lead

    OLI SCARFF
    "Alex Jones uses his show to hawk Lead Tainted garbage. A consumer watchdog group, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), has found high levels of lead in two of the products Jones promotes on his show and website. According to the group:

    Tests found that two supplements sold on Alex Jones’ Infowars store contained significant levels of lead well in excess of California Proposition 65 limits. Lead is a dangerous chemical well known to have devastating developmental impacts on children. Crucial, but less well-known are its effects on men, including sperm damage, heart disease, and high blood pressure. One of the Alex Jones products tested had more than six times the daily limit under Proposition 65.

    The contaminated products include both Caveman Paleo Formula and Myco-ZX supplements, which are advertised as "an all-natural blend of potent herbs and enzymes that support the body's healthy detoxification of yeast and undesirable fungal organisms." In other words, it treats yeast infections. With lead.

    The CEH initiated legal action against Jones and Info Wars on Monday. “It is not only ironic, but tragic, when we find lead in dietary supplements, since consumers are ingesting the toxic chemical with every sip and swallow,” said CEH Executive Director Michael Green in a statement. “These products are supposed to enhance human health and performance, not lead to increased risk of heart attacks and sperm damage.”

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  4. Very disturbing, it is almost an admission that "we can't afford" to have clean water and air, therefore we will party on and deal with the consequences down the road. Reminds me to replace my RO filter, and clean the 3 HEPA air filters that I run 24/7. Also put a $65 HEPA filter on the main furnace fan.

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    1. This guy is such a liar. It actively promotes hatred toward black people. It activley promotes trump and racism.

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  5. It also says there is no effect from radioactive krypton release from nuclear. It pushes alex jones and that things products. It lies about hurricanes and climate change.

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    1. http://time.com/3934980/right-wing-extremists-white-terrorism-islamist-jihadi-dangerous/
      Study Says White Extremists Have Killed More Americans in the U.S. Than Jihadists Since 9/11

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    2. Are you referring to Stock? I hope that Stock isn't promoting racism or white wing violence. I've not seen that at my blog.

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    3. He sure did on other sites. Its sad. A few reactors may go off ineurope and america soon. What sort of hope do we have in shutting down reactors. What hope when our president supports nuclear war. What hope when our president is an overt racist, who covers for rightwing terrorism, like those good people nazis in charlottsville. Or dylan who murdered black parishioners because of the color of their skin. Or alex jones who insinuates hatred of colored people on his show every day, aw rush does.

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    4. If the stock is not racist to black people, goor for him. If he does not support white nationalism, as he said on enenews, good for him. This world could use a lot more humanitarian change of heart. So much hate, anger, death, murder, criminal greed now. Christina Mac, and Helen Caldicott are well aware of the hyperpartisan insinuations that dominate so-called alternative media. Some of that media funding can be traced back to Bannon and Brietbart. How many times have we heard right-wing hate groups, threaten violence, if Trump is impeached for example? Too many times.

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  6. More from Pruitt. Not satisfied with poisoning america, he wants to silence factual knowledge.
    https://nuclear-news.net/2017/10/21/for-americas-environmental-protection-agency-epa-climate-is-now-a-dirty-or-rather-nonexistent-word/

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