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Update: EU secretly ups cesium safety level in food 20-fold, EPA follows suit!!
04-05-2011, 08:58 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.

According to EU by-laws, radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency to prevent food shortages.

But there is anger across Europe because this emergency order was issued while officials say there is no threat to the food.

Food Watch is quoted [using Google translator]:

These rules now to bring into force is absurd, because in Europe there are no nuclear emergency, and certainly no shortage of food.


gaah.gif This is how the EU is looking after their citizens? This tells me the EU is expecting moderate radiation levels before this is over with.

Edited by JR to correct bad link.


04-05-2011, 09:08 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Until now, a maximum of 600 becquerels of radioactivity (cesium 134 and cesium 137) per kilogram allowed, but since last weekend for example oil or herbal suddenly 12,500 becquerels per kilogram, more than 20 times as high. The increase was recorded in Emergency Ordinance 297/2011 on March 27 and was in force.

12 500 Bq/kg!!! That's just outfuckinrageous!!!! gaah.gif What the hell!?!
04-05-2011, 09:23 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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well well well, seems like the EPA did the same thing damned.gif

The EPA is preparing to dramatically increase permissible radioactive releases in drinking water, food and soil after “radiological incidents,” according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

What is termed a guidance that EPA is considering - as opposed to a regulation - does not require public airing before it’s decided upon.

EPA officials contacted today in the Atlanta and D.C. offices had no response on the issue as of 6 p.m.

The radiation guides called Protective Action Guides or PAGs are protocols for responding to radiological events ranging from nuclear power-plant accidents to dirty bombs.

Drinking water, for example, would have a huge increase in allowable public exposure to radioactivity, the group says, that would include:

A nearly 1000-fold increase in strontium-90

A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for iodine-131

An almost 25,000 rise for nickel-63

The new radiation guidance would also allow long-term cleanup standards thousands of times more lax than anything EPA has ever before accepted, permitting doses to the public that EPA itself estimates would cause a cancer in as much as every fourth person exposed, the group says.

These relaxed standards are opposed by public health professionals inside EPA, according to documents PEER said it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

04-05-2011, 09:54 PM #4
Upāsaka Member
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Good to know, but tbtb, have nothing but disdain for the people who live within their jurisdiction.

On a related note

The amount of food that is thrown away by western nations is astounding (not that most of it is good for you)

Better to keep the shelves full, than to give away food to the staving poor on the street. Sell by date, in the rubbish - throw away society.
04-05-2011, 11:25 PM #5
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Quote:Canada tries to out-stupid the USA
Ah, the fascination of watching this tragic comedy of errors unfold in the U.S. government almost cannot be exceeded. But Canada is sure trying. Its own nuclear monitoring network has simply been shut off, and its website now reads "Please note that as of March 25, 2011, the frequency of data collection by NRCan using the mobile surveys has been decreased due to the low levels of radiation being detected."wtf2.gif

Seriously, see the bottom of the page: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/respo...an-eng.php

Yep, since they're detecting low levels of radiation, this is apparently justification for turning off the monitors altogether, which of course is the kind of brilliant early warning plan that could have only been dreamed up by a brain-dead bureaucrat. It's as if these morons are sitting around a table having a conversation that goes something like this:

Bureaucratic Moron #1: Remember how we spent a hundred million dollars installing a national network of radiation detectors?

Bureaucratic Moron #2: Yeah.

Bureaucratic Moron #1: And remember how we started to detect some of the radioactive fallout from Fukushima as it began raining down upon Canada?

Bureaucratic Moron #2: Yeah.

Bureaucratic Moron #1: Well, I have a great idea. Let's turn OFF all the detectors so that we stop detecting radiation!

Bureaucratic Moron #2: That's brilliant! You're a genius!

Bureaucratic Moron #1: I know I am. And we wouldn't want to waste this expensive equipment, you know.

Bureaucratic Moron #2: Right, we want to save it for a scenario when we might really need it, eh?

Bureaucratic Moron #1: Exactly! And we'll save millions of dollars in operating fees, because the best way to save money on radiation detectors is to not use them.

Bureaucratic Moron #2: You're a genius! You should run for Prime Minister!

Yes there is a plan, but you're not in it
Obama, of course, is trying to best his Canadian counterpart by simply urging the American people to do nothing in the case of radioactive fallout. Don't worry, my little consumer sheeple, you don't need to prepare in any way whatsoever, Obama says from his nuclear fallout shelter that's stocked with 10 years of food, water, emergency medical supplies, government ammunition and military communications equipment. It's okay for the President to prepare for emergencies, I guess. Just not YOU.

There is a plan, you see, for the government to survive every disaster that comes our way. You're just not part of it. The government feels that its own survival is far more important than yours. And just to make sure you don't interfere with its own plans, the government is going to turn off the radiation detectors, raise the official EPA limits of radioactive exposure, urge Americans to avoid preparing for fallout, and then pretend absolutely nothing's wrong. Keep on buying, consuming and paying your bills, all you voters! Punch your time clock at your job if you still have one, and don't ask any questions about radiation, vaccines or the chemical additives they put in hot dogs.

Some food ingredients, you see, are only disclosed on a need-to-know basis. And you don't need to know.

Run for the cure. Vote in the next election. Buy diet sodas and watch lots of sports programs on television with occasional interruptions from the news programs now featuring "info babes" regurgitating scripted mindless propaganda bracketed by flying news network logos. Report suspicious activities at Wal-Mart (http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=5A4B5...). Call 911 on your Arab-looking neighbors just because they look Arab-looking. Watch "Ow, My Balls!" on your television set (http://www.naturalnews.com/021558_I...) and stop thinking about your future.

Your government already has your future planned for you. That's why there's no need for you to expend any effort considering it yourself. Why bother thinking when you can just passively consume everything you're being spoon-fed by the State? And don't worry about the radioactive fallout. It's all safe now. I've been assured of that by the EPA.

04-05-2011, 11:46 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif amusing conversation, would be funnier if it were not so close to the truth.
BTW, second link I get a İmage


04-05-2011, 11:51 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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fixed it thumbsup.gif
04-06-2011, 12:47 AM #8
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
(04-05-2011, 11:25 PM)Prometheus Wrote:  Yep, since they're detecting low levels of radiation, this is apparently justification for turning off the monitors altogether, which of course is the kind of brilliant early warning plan that could have only been dreamed up by a brain-dead bureaucrat.

That enraged me. I sent a letter to NRCanada, i said

Quote:Detection of increase in the level of radioactivity measured where Japan is the determined source of the isotopes is cause to decrease frequency of data collection by NRCan? Well i guess so, if I was trying to lead a pig to slaughter I'd hold a bucket of grain under his nose too.


04-06-2011, 12:54 AM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-06-2011, 12:47 AM)Shadow Wrote:  Detection of increase in the level of radioactivity measured where Japan is the determined source of the isotopes is cause to decrease frequency of data collection by NRCan? Well i guess so, if I was trying to lead a pig to slaughter I'd hold a bucket of grain under his nose too.

hug.gif Fuckin' aye! Let 'em have it! Dumb bastards, can you image what would happen in the US if they pulled that right now? damned.gif


04-06-2011, 01:01 AM #10
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Harper is a megalomaniac, no two ways about it. All the letter head coming from Ottawa no longer reads 'Government of Canada' It now reads
'Harper Government' gaah.gifgaah.gifgaah.gifgaah.gifgaah.gifgaah.gif
04-06-2011, 03:23 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Just wow! blink.gif

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Union is preparing to tighten radiation limits on Japanese food and animal feed imports, as low-level radioactive seawater used for cooling reactors at the crisis-stricken Fukushima plant is returned to the sea.

The lower permissible thresholds will bring the EU into line with tougher domestic limits in Japan, and are likely to be agreed by member states this Friday (8 April).

Speaking to MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso described the measures as "purely precautionary".

"The commission believes it would be correct to amend the present levels in force since March 25 as an additional safeguard measure," Barroso told the euro-deputies. He noted that Europe's current thresholds were agreed following Ukraine's 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

"We have decided that on a transitional basis we are going to implement the standards of Japan (where) the levels permitted are lower," he explained.

The tougher limits would see caesium-134 and caesium-137 thresholds reduced from 1,250 becquerels per kilogramme at present to 500 becquerels per kilogramme.


So they're tightening the limits on Japanese food but raising the radiation limits on everything European in a ´nuclear emergency' here damned.gif



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