Radiation released into the atmosphere by the Fukushima, Japan nuclear accident has begun taking a human toll via newborn babies. A cluster of severe genetic birth defects, 4 times the national average, has emerged in a 3 county area around Yakima, Washington on the US west coast. Local Doctors are “stunned” and cannot find a reason for cluster of deformed babies; others know it is from Fukushima Radiation which saturated Washington in March, 2011. This will get worse. Much worse.
Babies in a 3 county area near Yakima Washington are being born without parts of their brain or skull (anencephaly), another birth defect in which the neural tube, which forms the brain and spine, fails to close properly (spina bifida) and a sac-like protrusion of the brain through the front or back of the skull (encephalocele) . As of 14 months ago, by January 2013, officials with the Washington state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had counted nearly two dozen cases in three years, a rate four times the national average.
Health officials originally were alerted to the problem by a nurse, Sara Barron, 58, who was in charge of infection control and quality assurance at Prosser Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed medical center in the farm town set on the Yakima River. A 30-year nursing veteran, she’d seen perhaps one or two devastating cases of anencephaly in her wide-ranging career.
“And now I was sitting at Prosser, with 30 deliveries a month and there’s two cases in a six-month period,” Barron said. “Then, I was talking to another doctor about it and she has a third one coming. My teeth dropped. It was like, ‘Oh my god.’”
At a regional medical meeting, there were more anecdotal reports. So Barron notified state health officials, who started looking into the problem.
“This is bizarre,” Barron said. “This is a very, very small area.”
Investigators pored over medical records of the 27 area women with affected pregnancies and 108 matched controls who received care at the same 13 prenatal clinics, Stahre said. They examined where the women worked, what diseases they had, whether they smoked or drank alcohol, what kind of medications they took and other factors. They looked at where they lived and whether they got their water from a public source or a private well. They looked at race and whether the problem was more pronounced in the area’s migrant farm workers or in other residents.
In the end, there was nothing — “no common exposures, conditions or causes,” state officials said — to explain the spike.
NO ONE CHECKED FOR RADIATION
Of all the testing, of all the research, no one bothered to look at what some see as the most-obvious cause: radiation from the Fukushima, Japan Nuclear Disaster site.
In March, 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan caused a tsunami which enveloped the Fukushima nuclear power plant and overwhelmed its sea wall. The water shorted-out all electricity, stopping the pumps that provide water to cool the reactor cores. Of the six reactors at Fukushima, Four melted down, three of those exploding in the process.
The disaster released countless TONS of highly radioactive materials into the air and weather patterns carried that radiation across the pacific ocean into north America with days. According the the French Nuclear Agency, north America was literally SATURATED with intense radiation as early as March 21, 2011. The map below was provided by the French nuclear Agency and shows the radiation cloud from Fukushima. (Click Image to Enlarge)
Yakima, being on the U.S. west coast, was hit particularly hard as demonstrated by the darker coloring of the radiation plume above.
While the Fukushima disaster was taking place, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the deliberate decision to NOT deploy its portable radiation monitors to the west coast. It seems that someone in the EPA knew things were spiraling out of control and instead of taking action to protect the public, they stuck their collective heads in the sand like an Ostrich. After all, if they didn’t deploy the radiation measuring devices, they would not have any proof of danger. The idiotic government view was simple: No proof=no danger. Now, we see the danger.
Persons living anywhere in the western United States – especially in states along the west coast – must seriously worry about having children due to the genetic damage suffered by PARENTS exposed to Fukushima Radiation. Put simply, YOUR genes, YOUR chromosomes may be forever damaged by what YOU were exposed to. If you try to have a child, you may end up with a mutant.
All because the nuclear industry throws its money around to buy government approval for these hideously dangerous power plants, and that same government sticks its head in the sand to cover-up the danger; even when it is literally in the air around us, because they don’t want to be blamed for unleashing this nightmare on the public.
None of the babies suffering from the deformities mentioned above, have, to this date, been checked for radiation.
Incidentally, the International Olympic Committee has approved TOKYO as the venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics. As our young, healthy athletes travel to that nation to compete, little will they know that their bodies will be silently pummeled by radiation, and their ability to have children later in their lives, may be destroyed.
Babies Born with No Brain Spiking Near Leaking Hanford Nuclear Site, Nobody Can Figure Out why
This is really a tough one to figure out, as there is now a spike in babies being born with deformed brains around the leaking Hanford Nuclear Power plant. Several tanks are now said to be leaking and officials don’t seem to know what to do about it. There are worries it may reach the Colombia River.
“Worrisome” spike in deadly birth defects around leaking U.S. nuclear site — Officials claim “it could be a complete coincidence” — No news reports mention it’s by the most contaminated area in Western Hemisphere #Hanford
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