Tuesday, April 19, 2011
NUCLEAR FISH & BABIES
Namaste tells us about radioactivity
"The UK discharges more radioactivity into the sea than any other nation.
"As the Ministry of Agriculture confirmed to us, Sellafield is the largest recorded source of radioactive discharge in the world...
"We found, for example, that the Swedes could identify radioactive traces in fish off their coast being largely attributable to Sellafield."
- House of Commons Environment Select Committee, February 1986
Sellafield (formerly known as Windscale) is a nuclear processing and former electricity generating site, on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England.
Ramaswami Ashok Kumar, an Indian expert on nuclear power, has presented statistical evidence that reveals nuclear pollution from Sellafield was carried by ocean currents to India.
Kumar reported that Indian infant mortality rates increased in the first year or two after large releases occurred at Windscale/Sellafield, and then decreased towards the end of the year.
(Kumar, R. A., "India Infant Mortality and Nuclear Tests", Dec. 28, 2007. http://plutoniumaradiumabillionpeoplehitdna.blogspot.com/)
Sellafield has been responsible for the nuclear material Tc-99 [Technetium-99] found in lobsters, seaweed and cod off the UK's coast. Tc-99 from the facility has been washed as far as Norway.
(Sellafield's radioactive salmon", May 21, 2003. http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/nuclear/sellafields-radioactive-salmon)
During four years of nuclear bomb tests from 1957-1963, radioactive pollution caused a 50% decline in fishing catch in the North Atlantic and 65% in the Pacific.
(Sternglass, E.J., "Fallout and Reproduction of Ocean Fish Populations", October 8, 1973. http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/Fallout-Fish-Sternglass8oct71.htm)
MORE HERE: Namaste
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