BULLETIN Update on Radiation
Following on the Japanese earthquake-tsunami disaster and
subsequent atomic power plant malfunctions.
1. It does appear that one or more of the Japanese reactors
have suffered at least a partial core meltdown, with significant
radiation releases locally. News reports abound on this, and I
cannot counsel which ones are more or less correct or accurate.
2. The German website Der Spiegel has an excellent graphic
animation which plots the spread of the radiation plume around the
region of Japan:
Unfortunately, it does not show what's happening farther off to
the east, over the Pacific and beyond. But there is a special
dust-aerosol satellite sensor which allows one to plot the wind
directions from the east coast of Asia to points well outside of
Japanese regions. It is here:
Unfortunately, this is a very low-resolution map, and while it
shows the general pattern of atmospheric aerosols moving east from
Japan are headed to the West Coast of North America, this is hardly
better than what we know generally from typical mid-latitude wind
patterns. According to my own time-plots, the atmosphere which
was over Japan at the time of the accidents should be arriving on the
West Coast some time from late tonight (14 March) and over the next
3. What will this mean? So far, there is no clear
reason to panic, and certainly the large distances will mean most of
the air will have been well mixed or subjected to rains during the
trip across the Pacific. I expect whatever radiation arriving on
the West Coast will be extremely dilute and perhaps not even up to
levels detectable by ordinary radiation counting instruments.
But as noted in our last Bulletin, we have several top-quality
radiation-measuring instruments recording the atmosphere at our
location around-the-clock, and will send out a notice if any
abnormally high levels are detected.
There also is a citizen's radiation monitoring network which can
be consulted, here:
It has one station in Vancouver, Canada, another near to Hanford
Washington, and a third near to San Francisco. Our station in
southern Oregon fills a gap, but we have no way to integrate our
readings into any real-time display for internet. It is still
better than nothing.
Governments and universities also have their own monitoring
stations, but whatever they report to the Federal authorities is
subjected to political data fudging, as documented in the book
"Deadly Deceit: Low-Level Radiation, High-Level Cover-Up" by
Gould and Goldman, which revealed how measured data on high radiation
exposures close to nuclear power plants was being literally erased by
federal authorities before being made public. Official
government policies have always favored atomic power, so it is always
best to have an independent evaluation of the situation.
Over the last 50 hours, our sensitive GM counter which detects
alpha, beta, gamma and x-ray has yielded around 18-20 cpm average.
That is natural background. If it stays that way, then one only
has to be worried about possible long-term accumulations of isotopes
which can get into the food-chain, and about which we cannot advise as
yet because it is not certain such a problem will develop, and in any
case it requires a much more elaborate method to track and monitor.
But it is not a bad idea to get some frozen or even (yuck) canned
vegetables into storage in case by tomorrow we find the situation is
worse than expected.
4. We have got some good tips on the use of iodine
compounds by which to take in advance of a high radiation situation.
Basically these recommendations are to take potassium iodide
supplements, or a few drops daily of a Lugol or saturated iodine
solution -- but these are not the same as disinfectant iodine, so
please consult knowing people at your local health-food store or
pharmacy for advice on that.
5. As to the issue of oranur and orgone accumulators, of
course in a radiation event you want to keep them sheltered from
outdoor dusts and contaminated air even moreso than usual. Wipe
inside and out with water, sponge-cleaning and such. Tips on
this are given in full in my Orgone Accumulator Handbook. Try to
get the new 2010 edition if you can.
Reich showed that radiation poisoning could be mitigated against
by having a strong and healthy life-energy situation. Lab mice
in his oranur experiment lived longer if subjected to
orgone-accumulator charging before radiation exposure, as opposed to
after-the-fact. So the trick is, whatever are your usual
health-building steps, including the accumulator, do more of them now
and it will help your overall resistance should the worst come later
Best wishes to all,
James DeMeo, PhD
Director of OBRL