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Evidence of cancer from medical radiation

The real trouble arises when an individual undergoes multiple tests or procedures,”  ……the number of radiation-based tests and procedures each patient undergoes should be tracked in order to estimate their cumulative radiation dose.

Radiation from medical tests linked to cancer risk: Canadian researchers By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News February 7, 2011 Canadian researchers appear to have proven what, until now, had only been assumed: radiation from widely-used medical tests can increase the risk of cancer. Continue reading

February 8, 2011 Posted by | health, USA | Leave a comment

Radioactive deposits may settle in lake, due to uranium mining

Va. Beach uranium study warns of radioactive lakes, South Hill Enterprise, Virginia/North Carolina News February 6, 2011 The report, “Preliminary Assessment of Potential Impacts of Uranium Mining in Virginia on Drinking Water Sources,” was presented to the Virginia Beach City Council Tuesday afternoon.Wednesday evening, Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) members and concerned citizens spoke via tele-conference to share thoughts and put together a game plan, which includes educating the public.According to the study, not only is Virginia Beach’s water supply at risk if uranium mining occurs in Pittsylvania County but the reason for the risk lies with the deposits that will be settling in Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island Lake)….. Virginia/North Carolina News

February 8, 2011 Posted by | USA, water | Leave a comment

Radiation testing for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant area

State of Massachusetts to do radiation testing –, February 7,  BRATTLEBORO, Vt.—The state of Massachusetts will begin testing for radiation in the towns closest to the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, but not because of radioactive tritium found on the grounds of the Vernon, Vt., power plant. *  Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials tell the Brattleboro Reformer that the tests — examining vegetation, agricultural products, fish and surface water — will be conducted in Bernardston, Colrain, Gill, Greenfield, Leyden, Northfield and Warwick, which are in the plant’s emergency preparedness zone.Suzanne Condon, director of the Bureau of Environmental Health……State of Massachusetts to do radiation testing –

February 8, 2011 Posted by | environment, USA | Leave a comment

China militarising – like everyone else

Why we’re all up in arms over China, Sydney Morning Herald, John Birmingham , February 8, 2011 Governments around the Pacific are preparing for war with China. Not next week. Or next year. Or even any time this decade. But the slow, horrible train wreck of billions of human beings doggedly digging themselves into entrenched and hostile positions is well underway. We’re deep into this hole now. Continue reading

February 8, 2011 Posted by | China, weapons and war | Leave a comment