Canada: Fish Eaters Threatened by Fukushima Radiation | The Vancouver Sun, 16 January 12
Dewar, the executive director of Physicians for Global Survival, a Canadian anti-nuclear group, says the Canadian government has downplayed the radiation risks from Fukushima and is doing little to monitor them.
Dr Smith was speaking at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was joined on a panel discussing Fukushima by Dr Ken Buesseler from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The Whoi scientist described the citizen science effort now under way to record radioactivity in beach waters of the western United States. Members of the public are being recruited to regularly gather water samples from California to Washington State and in Alaska and Hawaii.
No caesium-134 has yet been detected. Caesium-137, which was also released by the damaged power plant, is in the environment already as a result of the A-bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s. However, Dr Buesseler expects a specific Fukushima signal from both radionuclides to be evident very shortly in US waters.
The sampling project, which is organised at the website ourradioactiveocean.org, is having to be funded through private donation because no federal agency has picked up the monitoring responsibility.
What this has generated is, from 2004 up to this day, we are seeing a rate of congenital malformations in the city of Fallujah that has surpassed even that in the wake of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that nuclear bombs were dropped on at the end of World War II." Jamail has also reported on the refugee crisis of more than one million displaced Iraqis still inside the country, who are struggling to survive without government aid, a majority of them living in Baghdad. www.democracynow.org/2013/3/20/ten_years_later_us_has_left
Recommended Maximum Permissible Dose Equivalent Limits for Ionizing Radiation (Safety Requirements And Guidance For Analytical X-ray Equipment - Safety Code 32) For women who are or may be pregnant, the fetus must be protected from radiation exposure once pregnancy has been diagnosed. For the remainder of the pregnancy, the dose equivalent limit from radiation sources external to the body is 2 mSv applied to the surface of the abdomen, and the limit for radionuclides taken internally by the body is 1/20th of the allowable annual intake. If a woman is exposed to both internal and external sources, both limits apply separately and the total limit shall not exceed 1 mSv (since the fetus is considered a member of the public). www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/94ehd-dhm186/index-eng.php
Pregnancy and Radiation Exposure Another important consideration is the stage of pregnancy in which the radiation exposure occurred:
In the first two weeks postconception or the second two weeks from the last menstrual period, the embryo is very resistant to the malforming effects of x rays. The embryo is, however, sensitive to the lethal effects of x rays, although doses much higher than 50 mSv are necessary to cause a miscarriage.
From the third to the eighth week of pregnancy, the embryo is in the period of early embryonic development but is not affected with either birth defects, pregnancy loss, or growth retardation unless the exposure is substantially above the 200 mSv exposure.
From the eighth to the fifteenth week of pregnancy, the embryo or fetus is sensitive to the effects of radiation on the central nervous system. But here again, the exposure has to be very high. The threshold has been estimated to be higher than 300 mSv before an effect can be seen on the IQ of the developing embryo. General diagnostic studies do not reach these levels and, therefore, these effects are rarely of concern for patients.
Beyond the 20th week of pregnancy, when the fetus is completely developed, it has become more resistant to the developmental effects of radiation. In fact, the fetus is probably no more vulnerable to many of the effects of radiation than the mother in the latter part of pregnancy. But the most important thing is that practically none of the diagnostic radiological procedures will affect an embryo at this late stage of pregnancy and certainly there is no risk for birth defects or miscarriage from the range of exposures that occur from diagnostic studies.
The reproductive risk of nonionizing radiation, which includes electromagnetic fields emitted from computers, microwave communication systems, microwave ovens, power lines, cellular phones, household appliances, heating pads and warming blankets, airport screening devices for metal objects, and diagnostic levels of ultrasound, has been studied extensively. Two national committees of scientists evaluated the risk from these nonionizing radiation sources. Both of the committees published books on the subject. The first came out in 1993 from the Oak Ridge Associated University panel created by the White House while the second was the product of the committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Both of these groups concluded that the reproductive risk of nonionizing radiation is minimal if even existent.
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Nuclear safety watchdog head fired for 'lack of leadership': minister CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2008 5:29 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 16, 2008 5:26 AM ET
A ministerial directive [Federal Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn] on Dec. 10 ordered the CNSC to reopen the site. The agency refused, insisting a backup safety system be installed to prevent the risk of a meltdown during an earthquake or other disaster.
On Dec. 11, an emergency measure passed through the House of Commons overturned the watchdog's decision, and the reactor was restarted for a 120-day run on Dec. 16.
No nuclear threat at Nordion fire, company says Published on: August 6, 2015 | Last Updated: August 6, 2015 3:39 PM EDT
A fire that broke out on the roof of the Kanata headquarters of nuclear medicine company Nordion Inc. was contained to an area away from any radioactive materials, according to the company.
Emergency crews rushed to Nordion’s March Road headquarters just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday after a fire broke out during roof repairs.
Nordion processes nuclear substances (radioisotopes) for medical and industrial applications. It is licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to operate a nuclear substance processing facility.
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I have had probes surgically implanted and V2K and nobody helps me because these lowlifes pay everyone off or use counterintelligence to disinform the people who try to help me. The perps are Meriwether from Brunswick, Georgia U.S.A. and a Joe Moody
Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Senator Shelby a Republican from Alabama has appropriated Defense spending for victims to be violated inhumanely with probes that itch , burn, shock and some have Global Positioning Systems (GPS)from companies like Positive I.D..
Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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