Monday, March 14, 2011

BULLETIN Update on Radiation Concerns

Following on the Japanese earthquake-tsunami disaster and subsequent atomic power plant malfunctions.

1.  It does appear that one or more of the Japanese reactors have suffered at least a partial core meltdown, with significant radiation releases locally.  News reports abound on this, and I cannot counsel which ones are more or less correct or accurate.

2.  The German website Der Spiegel has an excellent graphic animation which plots the spread of the radiation plume around the region of Japan:

Unfortunately, it does not show what's happening farther off to the east, over the Pacific and beyond.  But there is a special dust-aerosol satellite sensor which allows one to plot the wind directions from the east coast of Asia to points well outside of Japanese regions.  It is here:

Unfortunately, this is a very low-resolution map, and while it shows the general pattern of atmospheric aerosols moving east from Japan are headed to the West Coast of North America, this is hardly better than what we know generally from typical mid-latitude wind patterns.  According to my own time-plots, the atmosphere which was over Japan at the time of the accidents should be arriving on the West Coast some time from late tonight (14 March) and over the next days.

3.  What will this mean?  So far, there is no clear reason to panic, and certainly the large distances will mean most of the air will have been well mixed or subjected to rains during the trip across the Pacific.  I expect whatever radiation arriving on the West Coast will be extremely dilute and perhaps not even up to levels detectable by ordinary radiation counting instruments.  But as noted in our last Bulletin, we have several top-quality radiation-measuring instruments recording the atmosphere at our location around-the-clock, and will send out a notice if any abnormally high levels are detected.

There also is a citizen's radiation monitoring network which can be consulted, here:

It has one station in Vancouver, Canada, another near to Hanford Washington, and a third near to San Francisco.  Our station in southern Oregon fills a gap, but we have no way to integrate our readings into any real-time display for internet.  It is still better than nothing.

Governments and universities also have their own monitoring stations, but whatever they report to the Federal authorities is subjected to political data fudging, as documented in the book "Deadly Deceit: Low-Level Radiation, High-Level Cover-Up" by Gould and Goldman, which revealed how measured data on high radiation exposures close to nuclear power plants was being literally erased by federal authorities before being made public.  Official government policies have always favored atomic power, so it is always best to have an independent evaluation of the situation.

Over the last 50 hours, our sensitive GM counter which detects alpha, beta, gamma and x-ray has yielded around 18-20 cpm average.  That is natural background.  If it stays that way, then one only has to be worried about possible long-term accumulations of isotopes which can get into the food-chain, and about which we cannot advise as yet because it is not certain such a problem will develop, and in any case it requires a much more elaborate method to track and monitor.  But it is not a bad idea to get some frozen or even (yuck) canned vegetables into storage in case by tomorrow we find the situation is worse than expected.

4.  We have got some good tips on the use of iodine compounds by which to take in advance of a high radiation situation.  Basically these recommendations are to take potassium iodide supplements, or a few drops daily of a Lugol or saturated iodine solution -- but these are not the same as disinfectant iodine, so please consult knowing people at your local health-food store or pharmacy for advice on that.

5.  As to the issue of oranur and orgone accumulators, of course in a radiation event you want to keep them sheltered from outdoor dusts and contaminated air even moreso than usual.  Wipe inside and out with water, sponge-cleaning and such.  Tips on this are given in full in my Orgone Accumulator Handbook.  Try to get the new 2010 edition if you can.

Reich showed that radiation poisoning could be mitigated against by having a strong and healthy life-energy situation.  Lab mice in his oranur experiment lived longer if subjected to orgone-accumulator charging before radiation exposure, as opposed to after-the-fact.  So the trick is, whatever are your usual health-building steps, including the accumulator, do more of them now and it will help your overall resistance should the worst come later on.

More later,
Best wishes to all,

James DeMeo, PhD
Director of OBRL

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