In March 2011 70,000 men and women, working on an aircraft carrier, went to the aide of the residents of Fukushima. They did rescue work by helicopter, and came within two miles of failed reactors. Geiger counter counts were regularly 200-300 cpm, nearly 20 times normal. This would be a Geiger counter of end plate design. 150 people reported new illnesses, loss of hair, internal bleeding. In a recent report in the New Jersey News Room about the Department of Defense, in conjunction with the appropriate authorities, has decided
to walk away from an unprecedented medical registry of nearly 70,000 American service members, civilian workers, and their families caught in the radioactive clouds blowing from the destroyed nuclear power plants at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.
The decision to cease updating the registry means there will be no way to determine if patterns of health problems emerge among the members of the Marines, Army, Air Force, Corps of Engineers, and Navy stationed at 63 installations in Japan with their families. In addition, it leaves thousands of sailors and Marines in the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group 7 on their own when it comes to determining if any of them are developing problems caused by radiation exposure.
At first I thought that this is criminal behavior on the part of the Department of Defense, but then I realized that it is not criminal, because they make up the rules. However, it is bad or evil behavior, because they place personnel in harms way, and then refuse to take responsibility for the consequences. It is like the use of depleted uranium for bullets, that has left an environmental disaster in previous theaters of war, such as Iraq, and Bosnia. Another report about the environmental disaster in Iraq is worth quoting:
The report, which was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, warns that the contamination is being spread by poorly regulated scrap metal dealers, including children. It also documents evidence that DU munitions were fired at light vehicles, buildings and other civilian infrastructure including the Iraqi Ministry of Planning in Baghdad – casting doubt on official assurances that only armoured vehicles were targeted. “The use of DU in populated areas is alarming,” it says, adding that many more contaminated sites are likely to be discovered.by jets and tanks in the two Iraq wars in 1991 and 2003, the vast majority by US forces. The UK government says that British forces fired less than three tonnes. DU is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal produced as wasteby the nuclear power industry. It is used in weapons because it is an extremely hard material capable of piercing armour.
The military powers in the United States have accepted and even, at times, promoted the distribution of radioactive material upon people who they consider to be their enemies. In a strange adherence to principle, they do not seem to distinguish between their own personnel and the innocent children of their enemies. The main stream media would have you believe that the great danger is that terrorists would use nuclear material for destructive purposes. The truth seems to be that the Department of Defense is currently the greatest terrorist in the world, threatening environmental disaster throughout the world.