Monday, December 31, 2012

Radiation in Spokane 2011 and Health Considerations

Dutchsince Reports on Radiation from Fukushima drifting to America and beyond.
2011. From the May 2011 report via the NILU Norsk Institute.
Dutch uses data and missing data pages to trace reports called "Zardoz," referring to a Sean Connery film about radiation. Dutch continues the report with maps showing the movement of radiation from the crippled and leaking Fukushima nuclear plant.

From the video, it seems as if the nuclear radiation tragedy in Japan has drifted to America and beyond. In particular, the Pacific Northwest appears to receive quite a bit of radiation from Fukushima. Mainstream news will not report this. Therefore, research is important. Precautions for us include keeping a very healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Akizuki, a Japanese physician, was present during the 1945 atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki. He placed his patients and staff on a strict diet of miso soup, vegetables, and brown rice.

For additional information, here is a resource. (The report includes some upsetting photos of victims of the bombing and radiation, and therefore is not for children to view.) "Dietary Practice of Hiroshima/Nagashaki Atomic Bomb Survisors." Written by Hiroko Furo, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University.

"[Dr. Akizuki] believed in the radiation-controlling effects of miso and claimed that the reason the people at his hospital survived radiation sickness was because of the miso soup that they ate every morning" (Akizuki 1981 & 1975).

Dr. Akizuki said to avoid sugar, which destroys our blood, and to avoid dairy, meats, and breads. His group did endure radiation poisoning, but did not die.

Here are some of the issues associated with radiation exposure:
  • Cancer
  • Lukemia
  • Cataracts
  • Hair loss
  • Premature aging
  • Birth defects, miscarriages
  • Cognitive problems
  • Overtiredness
  • Headaches
  • Immune system problems
Here are some dietary guidelines to counteract the radiation poisoning.
Always consult health care providers.

Eat fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, grains.
Fruits such as apples contain pectin to help defend against radiation.
Avoid red meat, sugar, dairy, and consider avoiding other animal meats.
In short, eat a healthy diet to help stay healthy.
Healthy food can taste good and help us live long, happy, productive, and prosperous lives in freedom.

"The very best way to deal with radiation poisoning is by being healthy in the first place. That means routinely eating healthy foods and avoiding bad ones, especially processed foods. Sugar, in particular, needs to be avoided when exposed to radiation."

Check out some possible uses of flax, tumeric, rosemary, and other natural herbs and spices.

In the Spokane area, we have already faced nuclear radiation from the Hanford releases, resulting in the many people with cancer in the Palouse area. To meet this and other health care challenges, we can research and adjust.

Keep ourselves and our kids healthy with a bright future.
Eat healthy food grown locally. Protect our immune systems.
Avoid airport body scanners.
End nuclear power and arms.
No amount of radiation is safe.
No nuclear power plant is safe.

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Dutchsince Reports Glacier Peak 2.7 Earthquake Dec. 31, 2012

Glacier Peak is 71 miles NE of Seattle. Early this morning, there was a 2.7 earthquake in the Glacier Peak volcano area of the Northern Cascade Mountains.


Glacier Peak Volcano in the Distance
Photo by Walter Siegmund 2008

As reported by Dutchsince:
From Wikipedia:
"Glacier Peak is one of the most active of Washington's volcanoes. The volcano formed during the Pleistocene epoch, about 1 million years ago, and since the most recent ice age, it has produced some of largest and most explosive eruptions in the state."

Other Sources:

Info on January 2011 earthquakes at Glacier Peak:

Glacier Peak Volcano in the Distance Photo by Walter Siegmund 2008 via

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow and Cold for 2012 End of Year in Spokane

Spokane bids farewell to 2012 with cold and snowy weather.
December 30, 2012 in Spokane, Wa.
Today, Sunday, December 30, 2012, it's cold and snowy in Spokane, Washington State. The day temperatures have remained in the 20s, while the night temperatures are registering 17 degrees.
The rest of the week should follow this pattern, with temperatures dropping as the week progresses. This is a good time to make sure we all turned our outside water off, and to keep an eye on indoor pipes that may freeze.
Hopefully, we can all enjoy the snowy beauty and any days off.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Coal Trains Bring Emissions, Coal Dust, and Future Coal Pollution from Overseas Burning

From the Spokane, Washington group working to stop coal trains:
"Coal Trains and their emissions, and coal burned overseas will negate some of the gains we have made in clean air as it relates to longer and healthier lives.  
Dr. Robert Truckner, a Spokane Physician and former EPA clean air official says diesel PM is .05 microns. Coal dust is 3 microns. I looked it up and a micron is a millionth of a meter or .00004 inches. Just for some comparisons: The average sized US Postal Stamp has 25,400 microns in it. Human has has 40-300 microns in one strand."

December 3, 2012 online edition of the journal Epidemiology.
"Despite the fact that the U.S. population as a whole is exposed to much lower levels of air pollution than 30 years ago -- because of great strides made to reduce people's exposure -- it appears that further reductions in air pollution levels would continue to benefit public health," said lead author Andrew Correia, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at HSPH."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tongue River Railroad Comments by Dec. 6, 2012

As if we all don't have enough to do this week, the written comments on the Tongue River Railroad are due Dec. 6. The TRR is a crucial link in the chain of exporting coal from eastern Montana to Asia. Without the TRR, the Otter Creek coal tracts are not accessible. Without the TRR the rationale for shipping coal and building the ports is severely diminished. Submitting comments only takes a minute or two, just click on the link below and it takes you to the appropriate website.  Thanks!
Greg Gordon 

Dear Greg,
Two weeks ago, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held the first public events to gather input on the latest application for the ill-conceived Tongue River Railroad (TRR). About 350 Northern Plains members and other area residents attended two meetings a day in Lame Deer, Forsyth, Ashland, Miles City, and again in Lame Deer.
About 95 percent of those who spoke were against the TRR.
 The STB presented several options for the route but downplayed the “no action” option. STB has the power to axe the project, and we urge you to tell them you prefer the “no action” option.
 If you did not make the hearings, you can still send in comments by Dec. 6 on our Action Page.
If you intend to submit comments and would like assistance from Northern Plains staff, please call the office (406-248-1154) or send us an email.

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