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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

More Awful Media Coverage of a Radiation Incident

It's happening again. Here are some exciting radiation headlines from the Web:

Deadly radioactive particles are found across Europe, and scientists have no idea where they came from -- Daily Mail

Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels -- ZeroHedge

U.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 nuclear sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels is detected in Europe -- The Aviationist

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE? Dangerous radioactive particles have been detected across Europe and no-one knows where they came from

Scientists baffled after detecting cancer-causing chemical that's produced during nuclear disasters or atomic bomb blasts -- The Sun (UK)

Like the recent Fukushima follies, again we have a combination of clickbait headlines and pig ignorance about radiation, and like the last one, I'm willing to bet we'll be seeing stories about how everyone is DOOMED. So once again, let's look at the facts first.



Anonymous said...

Guess what, we're bombarded with radiation every day.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly where this radiation is coming from.... It is a man made radiation of Iodine 121 or what ever number it is... It last about 4 to 8 days before the radiation dissipates... Where it is coming from is, the oil or propane company in Europe, Puts this iodine in gas form in their pipelines to see where the natural gas leaks are... Since there are tons of cracks, holes or loose connections with the piping underground, it is coming out all over the place... Not to mention, if you have oil or propane heat, you are burning that plus this iodine radiation... It is beyond a level of a sick individual, this is way beyond even pure evil in my opinion, because you can use other things, just ask colored smoke to find these problems, but they are using RADIATION?????? common... This is how you know someone wants people to die!!!!

Anonymous said...

since the gas is a toxic waste product, it can be used to serve a greater purpose which can prevent massive loss of life by finding problem leaks. this is common practice.

Anonymous said...

We're living on a big ball filled with degrading radioactive elements, bombarded by radiation from the sun all day every day. Turn on your TV --- radiation. Turn on a lamp ---- radiation. Get an X-ray --- radiation.
The stuff they're talking about is minuscule and temporary. Few worries.

Anonymous said...

Let's just let the gas leaks go and find the big ones when a building blows up, killing 300. Great idea...

Ever been to a hospital? Ever hear of "Nuclear Medicine"? Cheese, people, it's a tool, not an atomic bomb!