The February 3rd story from New Scientist reports upon a newly discovered mysterious phenomenon that may pose a risk to air travelers: 'radiation clouds'. 'Danger zones' in the air where radiation levels surge to the point where they could pose an unrecognized health hazard, the NASA-funded Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety (ARMAS) program which discovered these puzzling anomalies say they can't be blamed upon the 'usual suspects', cosmic rays or solar winds.
Warning within their story that airliners may have to avoid these 'radiation clouds' in the future, we recently received an email from Steve Quayle in which he shared with us his own experience of flying through one of these 'radiation clouds' showing 25X the normal 'background radiation levels' at 35,000 feet as seen in the photo below.
With even New Scientist admitting the existence of 'radiation clouds', we find it interesting that only days ago, Victurus Libertas reportedthat California and other parts of America might be getting hit by radioactive rain.
The new story from ENENews reports that according to officials in Europe, the mysterious radiation cloud we reported about on ANP on February 23rd continues to spread with this additional warning: "This could indicate a leak from a nuclear plant". You can hear all about this spreading radiation cloud in the 2nd video below in which our videographer warns it continues to grow unchecked.
Back in 2011, the day after the massive earthquake hit Fukushima, Japan, the US Navy launched Operation Tomodachi, a humanitarian aid mission to Japan that turned deadly after the ships involved sailed through a deadly 'radiation plume' for several hours. At least 318 sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and other ships have since joined a billion-dollar class action lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, for jnjuries suffered due to their radiation exposure. Sadly, some of the sailors children born after Operation Tomodachi are also suffering from the effects of radiation exposure.
On February 23rd ANP reported upon the very mysterious spike in radiation that appeared to originate near the Arctic Circle and had alarmed experts after it was first detected in northern Norway this past December and then had spread to several country's in Europe. The Drive asked in a story if there had been a nuclear incident in the Arctic after increased levels of radioactive iodine isotopes had been detected across Europe. And with 'Constant Phoenix' (the US Air Force's 'sniffer' plane) now deployed, the mystery has deepened even further.
As Greece's Tornos News reports, “Iodine-131 has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January”.
What might be causing the increased levels of radiation detected across Europe? According to this new story from Survival Dan, he reports fears are growing of a North Korea nuclear strike after 42 missile tests and several nuclear bomb tests over the past several years. Warnings have also been given that Russia may have conducted a nuclear test, which they deny, as well as the theory that nuclear plants may be leaking. A dirty bomb is also a possibility though much less likely.
While the answer to what is causing this mysterious radiation across Europe is still unknown at this time, the health effects of radiation are well known and can be deadly in a very short period of time if a person is exposed to 'too much' of it. While a very large amount of radiation exposure (acute exposure), can cause sickness or even death within hours or days, such acute exposures are extremely rareaccording to the EPA.
Officials warn mysterious radioactive cloud is spreading — Authorities ‘baffled’ over release… “Could indicate leak from nuclear plant” — Particles “very radioactive”
Jersey Evening Post, Feb 25, 2017 (emphasis added): Radioactive cloud could be heading our way— A CLOUD of mysterious radioactive particles floating across Europe… could enter Jersey airspace, Environmental Health have said… scientists have yet to work out where the radiation comes from… Caroline Maffia, assistant director of Environmental Health in Jersey, said the department was aware of the situation but 24-hour-a-day air monitors placed across the Island had not detected anything yet. CAPTION: ‘We are not picking up anything at this moment. We are slightly out of the way of where it seems to be going but depending on wind direction we could detect something here,’ said Ms Maffia.
The mysterious origin of the radioactive element has baffled authorities, some of whom claim its presence could indicateeither a secret Russian nuclear missile test launch, or a leak from a nuclear power plant. Iodine-131 has historical links to United States and Soviet nuclear tests… It has also been found among the radioactive contamination following Japan’s Fukushima reactor meltdown… The element is also commonly used in medicine… leading to speculation of a yet unidentified, or reported, leak at a pharmaceutical plant.
See also: ‘Mystery’: Radiation spikes being detected in many countries — US military secretly deploys ‘nuclear sniffer’ aircraft — Radioactivity levels quadrupled — Officials: Iodine-131 is “proof of rather recent release… the origin of which is still unknown”
As individuals argue over how much government should be in the bathroom, nuclear environmental disasters are unfolding before our eyes. However, many Americans are too blinded by the blue glow of the television to notice.
According to a Missouri emergency plan recently distributed by St. Louis County officials, in recent months, a fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is closing in on a nuclear waste dump. The landfill fire has been burning for over five years, and they have been unable to contain it thus far.
There are clouds of smoke that have been billowing from the site, making the air in parts of St. Louis heavily polluted. In 2013, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued Republic Services, the company responsible for the landfill, charging the company with neglecting the site and harming the local environment.
Last year, city officials became concerned that the fire may reach the nearby West Lake Landfill, which is littered with decades worth of nuclear waste from government projects and weapons manufacturing. Remnants from the Manhattan Project and the cold war have been stuffed there for generations. The site has been under the control of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1990, but they have not made any significant effort to clean up the waste.
In December of last year, the EPA announced that it would install a physical barrier in an effort to isolate the nuclear waste. But the timeline given by the EPA said it could take up to a year to complete. Residents aren’t comforted by that timetable, and think the government, despite years of warning, has done too little to stave off a possible environmental disaster. They are right.
To add to the legitimacy of the residents’ worries were about the government’s timeline, the ground has yet to be broken, the fire is still smoldering, and the EPA just finalized, on Thursday, an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (Settlement) requiring Bridgeton Landﬁll, LLC to start work on the isolation barrier system at the West Lake Landﬁll Superfund Site.
Aside from the threat of the U.S. Military’s decades-old nuclear waste erupting into flames in the near future, there are also two nuclear reactors inside the United States, which have been leaking for months.
In Florida, a recent study commissioned by Miami-Dade County concluded that the area’s four-decades-old nuclear power plants at Turkey Point are leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay.
This has raised alarm among county officials and environmentalists that the plant, which sits on the coastline, is polluting the bay’s surface waters and its fragile ecosystem, reports the NY Times. In the past two years, bay waters near the plant have had a large saltwater plume that is slowly moving toward wells several miles away that supply drinking water to millions of residents in Miami and the Florida Keys.
Samples taken during the study show everything from the deadly radioactive isotope, tritium, to elevated levels of salt, ammonia, and phosphorous. So far, according to the scientists conducting the study, the levels of tritium are too low to harm people. However, in December, and January, the levels were far higher than they should be in nearby ocean water which is a telling sign of a much larger underlying problem.
Fifteen hundred miles north of the leaking reactors in Florida is the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Since the beginning of this year, there’s been an uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.
The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. In January, while preparing a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some contaminated water, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.
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