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    People may find out how they received cancer?

     

    Ok some of the info may be a little scattered. But get to the end and you will be blown away. You at this very moment are being poisoned some how some way. This could be the largest conspiracy between the DOE, President, Congress, and Medical Industries and sadly your family members may be catching cancer because of this problem.

     

    Keep in mind that anytime it says Benton County that is the location of the 586 square mile Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Within miles around the reservation is nothing but death. I will include an aerial picture of Hanford and you can see the green on the outer edges and the brown death on the inside.

     

    The 177 tanks, built between 1943 and 1986 and most intended for only about a 20-year life span, are decaying; at last count, six are leaking. None of yet to bereplaced meaning some are at a 50 year expiration date.

     

    The Obama administration halted the Yucca Mountain Geologic Repository Project. Now some scientists are saying that it may be to dangerous to cleanup.

     

    The largest and most expensive environmental clean up in the Western Hemisphere.
    U-238 used at the site has a half life of 4.47 billion years. U-238 is then created into Pu-239 which has a half life of 24,100 years. 2/3 of the nations high level waste is stored at Hanford
    Dirtiest Reactor Site in the World. 54,000,000 gallons of high level nuclear waste at the site in 177 tanks that at most. Some are 50 years past their expiration date of being replaced. Plus another 50,000 drums in temporary storage.

     

    Hanford's tanks are constantly emitting Hydrogen gases raising the temperature.Risking an explosion that would not rival any of the Nuclear disasters that haveever happened on the planet. We would be looking at a catastrophic failure that would make land uninhabitable for 24,000 years. For 40 years contractors dumped plutonium, cesium, technetium, tritium, strontium, and various other isotopes inot the air, soil, groundwater and even the Columbia River which passes through Portland and Vancouver into the Pacific Ocean.300 gallons of waste per year leak out of these old tanks.

     

    Imagine a Three Mile Island accident every hour? During its heyday of dumping and leaking that is exactly what was happening at Hanford.

     

    Now imagine all the foods that come from Washington State:
    This comes directly from the Washington State Wikipedia Website on the agriculture.

     

    This affects everyone of us in the USA:

     

    Washington is a leading agricultural state. (The following figures are from the Washington State Office of Financial Management and the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington Field Office.)

     

    For 2003, the total value of Washington's agricultural products was $5.79 billion, the 11th highest in the country. The total value of its crops was $3.8 billion, the 7th highest. The total value of its livestock and specialty products was $1.5 billion, the 26th highest.

     

    In 2004, Washington ranked first in the nation in production of red raspberries (90.0 percent of total U.S.production)
    · wrinkled seed peas (80.6 percent)
    hops (75.0 percent)
    spearmint oil (73.6 percent)
    apples (58.1 percent)
    sweet cherries (47.3 percent)
    pears (42.6 percent)
    peppermint oil (40.3 percent)
    Concord grapes (39.3 percent)
    carrots for processing (36.8 percent)
    Niagara grapes (31.6 percent)
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    Washington also ranked second in the nation in production of:
    lentils
    fall potatoes
    dry edible peas
    apricots
    grapes (all varieties taken together)
    asparagus (over a third of the nation's production)
    sweet corn for processing
    green peas for processing
    Washington also ranked third in:
    tart cherries
    prunes
    plums
    dry summer onions

     

    Washington also ranked fourth in: barley and trout

     

    Washington also ranked fifth in: wheat, cranberries, and strawberries.

     

    The apple industry is of particular importance to Washington.

     

    Now for a sad part: A 1990 DOE analysis of downwinders showed that newborns and infants were highly contaminated because of milk.

     

    2010 U.S. Dairy Statistics Show:
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    Washington State #10 in milk production
    Oregon State #18 in milk production
    Idaho State #3 in milk production

     

    Imagine how many infants are affected by these statistics alone? Imagine the illnesses so many children will suffer through because of the recklessness of our politicians.

     

    So just on food alone how many American Citizens in the United States of America does Hanford effect and how many in the future will Hanford effect? All 300 million plus.

     

    Illnesses related to Nuclear Waste Exposure:
    Cancers of the bile ducts, bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver (primary site, but not if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated), lung (including bronchiolo-alveolar cancer), pancreas, pharynx, ovary, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, thyroid, urinary tract (kidney/renal, pelvis, urinary bladder, and urethra) Leukemia (except chronic lymphocytic leukemia) Lymphomas (except Hodgkin’s disease) Multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells), Acute Radiation Syndrome, Radiation and Your Health, Plus much much more

     

    Spending on Hanford Per Year:
    In 1997 the cost of clean-up was estimated, now imagine that was 16 years ago. Yet it was estimated at $200 billion and 50 years

     

    About 1,200 workers were already laid off from late 2011 to January 2013. 4800 more as of April 1st 2013 were being threatened with more furloughs.

     

    Remember when Congress and President Obama were playing around with the fun little game of sequestration? They didn't tell you it was a deadly game did they? Yes Hanford was part of that a really big part. Funding has been cut so many times at Hanford.

     

    Remember the Titanic? This is the iceberg and the USA is the ship. At any given moment if a massive chain reaction explosion were to occur? It would destroy and kill everything within 100's of miles around it and it would be uninhabitable for so many generations that it would not even matter any more.

     

    What is a downwinder? I will refer you to the wiki on Downwinders because there is a payment schedule but it is extremely limited. Basically because I live in a downwinder area and get brain cancer and can link it to Hanford I can recover $50,000.

     

    Sure they will bring up "Fracking" to take the news off of Hanford Leaking. But we have been fracking for over a century. Deal with Fracking after we stopped being poisoned.

     

    So who is to blame:
    President, Supreme Court, Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of the Federal Government and State Governments. EPA and DOE, Any type of Medical Industry with their hand in the Affordable Care Act

     

    The damage is being done everytime you suck in air so what are you going to do about it? How do we stop a government so out of control that it poisons its own people and thinks none the wiser?

     

    Could it be responsible for Spokane Counties Radon detection at 9 pc/L when the Nationwide average of Radon is 1.3 pc/L?????? Yeah this is having a human impact on a very large scale.

     

    Read Also:
    Hanford's Toxic Legacy
    http://www.psr.org/chapters/oregon/assets/pdfs/hanfords-toxic-legacy-1.pdf
    http://www.helencaldicott.com/chapter3.pdf
    http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/0/045F8399CAA1B6BD882573FC0069B078?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hanford-nuclear-cleanup-problems
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_radiation_syndrome
    http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/default.htm

     

    Contributions:
    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/03/08/nuke-sludge-leaking-at-hanford/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site
    Here is a link to the sequestration game:
    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/05/08/2387958/budget-cuts-put-hanford-deadlines.html
    Hanford Nuclear Cleanup May Be Too Dangerous, Future of Storage Plant Uncertain
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/hanford-nuclear-cleanup-too-dangerous_n_3246263.html
    But here is the wiki address on it:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downwinders

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