Saturday, August 21, 2010

What Danger Does Nuclear Power Pose?

Greetings dear reader. Welcome to The Patriots Cave, I am Joel the K. Forgive me for that last post, our family is in the middle of a medical crisis right now, and I got a few laughs posting that Max the orange gorilla story. This post on the other hand is no joke. No joke at all.
Iran is now a nuclear SUPERPOWER
     On April 26th, 1986, the number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant red-lined and exploded. The explosion from this one reactor released more radiation into the atmosphere than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined and multiplied times 100. Clouds of radioactive dust spread out across Russia, Europe, Asia, and were even detected here in the United States. The official death toll from this disaster was counted at 56. This is a distortion of the facts. The U.N. Secretary General himself admitted that over 3 million children required medical treatment and that the long-term effects could not be known until 2016 at the earliest. The fact is that tens of thousands of people who were down-wind of the reactor have died young from thyroid cancer. Powerful lobbyists representing nuclear energy corporations make damn sure those cancer deaths are not attributed to Chernobyl. Tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if the people living in the radiation path would have been supplied with potassium iodide tablets. We nearly had our own nuclear meltdown here in America on March 28th, 1979 at Three Mile Isalnd in Middletown Pennsylvania. After this very close call, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began supplying potassium iodide tablets to citizens living within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant. The citizens were only given enough doses for one or two days. To suggest that persons living beyond ten miles from a nuclear plant are in the "safe zone" is madness. Every family should have at least a 3 day supply of potassium iodide. No matter where you live in the United States, you are in a potential radiation zone in the event of meltdown or acts of terrorism such as crashing jet planes into reactors as mentioned above. There are many in the intelligence organizations who say that it is only a matter of time until the bad guys detonate an atomic device on an American city. An excerpt from World Net Daily states:There are 4 basic problems concerning nuclear terrorism facing the U. S. today. These are [not in order of importance]: (1) A terrorist act at a domestic nuclear facility such as - A commercial nuclear reactor- A DOE nuclear facility- A commercial nuclear fuel enrichment or fabrication facility- A university nuclear reactor (2) Explosion of a "Dirty Bomb" in a public place such as - A major city- An amusement park- A sports stadium- An airport or sea port (3) Release of radioactive material into and air or water supply - An aerosol or other airborne radioactive material released into the air intake of a major building- Radioactive material released into the water supply of a major city (4) Explosion of a nuclear weapon - There are over 200 documented cases of persons attempting to purchase special nuclear material (stuff to make bombs) or tactical nuclear weapons on the black market- There are over 100 "suitcase bombs" missing from the Soviet nuclear inventory This last item is probably the most important. The former head of Soviet National Security, Alexander Lebed testified to that fact before congress. He stated that the devices measure approximately 24" x 16" x 8" and can be set off by an individual in less than 30 minutes, producing a 1 kilo ton yield. Such a device, set off in New York Harbor would produce a 15 to 20 foot wave that would destroy New York City. Other sources have confirmed that the number of suitcase bombs missing from the Soviet inventory is correct. When we consider these chilling statistics in addition to the possibility of the bad guys crashing planes into chemical weapons labs and biological weapons labs, it is clear that the next 911 might claim the lives not of thousands, but rather hundreds of thousands. And my gut tells me that like Fabian, the doers of dark deeds have everything in place for their attack, and wait only for the right time to cripple our nation when she is already weak and struggling. What can be done? I have prepared my own family for the inevitable nuclear, biological or chemical attack by including two crucial items in our emergency kit. The first item is a weeks supply of potassium iodide. The second item is a full head-to-toe barrier against almost any envirnmental hazard. This includes gas-mask, chemical suit, rubber nuke boots, and chemical gloves. I think of it as life insurance.

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