☢ Radioactive Cesium 137 found in Reynold’s Channel.

No “imminent” danger, but it all adds up, no?

Please check out this Article From Newsday : Radioactive Element Found In Reynolds Channel

Normally I would just share this on social media but when I read the article i have to ask:

  • what has been going on at Bay Park plant?
  • We know it came to light that people were actively seeking to get rid of radioactive Fracking waste through our treatment plants. is this related?
  • this radioactivity is related to human made nuclear fallout… didnt know we had that there!

To me, I can read beteween the lines pretty well here: The players parse words very effectively. let me translate:

EPA’s biggest concern seems to be “hey don’t blame us, we didn’t find it and nobody made us look for this and we’re still not going to”.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said about the high levels “that’s nothing! call us when it’s 1000 pico grams so we know we could pollute here and you never be able to tell the difference!

others postulate this is just a resuspension of sediments.

Doesn’t the resuspension of the sediments also dilute them further? i can’t imagine sod sized clumps disperse in clumps and re-settle elsewhere? And then that was just a big coincidence that’s what got sampled. seriously? I don’t know about you but I know if I had a bucket of sediment and water and I shook it up and re mingled that into the bay it would be pretty diluted.

so, the consenus with these quoted people is that it’s not a big concern because “it was part of the marine environment before” um. yeah after someone dumped it there.

In a rather strange coincidence, I shared this next unbelievable article and must watch Video report from the Tampa Bay Times on social media a few weeks ago, but facebook only showed it to about 40 people(dont get me started!).

This took place directly off our shores in the late 50’s:

USS Calhoun County sailors dumped thousands of tons of radioactive waste into ocean

so how long are 60 year old, concrete-filled 55 gallon drums supposed to contain that, much less the things that were just dumped outright….that (allegedly) included an unused Atomic bomb! and this cesium 137 would make sense then ?

Maybe I’d rather not find out.

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5 thoughts on “☢ Radioactive Cesium 137 found in Reynold’s Channel.

  1. Henry food for some research

    Regards Don Kelly

    PS You and I do get into ” multi-tasking” !!!!

    —– Original Message —–
    From
    Date Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00:30 GMT
    To emily.dooley@newsday.com,cecilia@ideo.columbia.edu,
    Subject Fwd: [New post] ☢ Radioactive Cesium 137 found in Reynold’s Channel.

    There was an active nuclear NIKE missle base on Reynolds Channel in the 1960’s. As the “unofficial historian” of our Point Lookout Historical Society, I can attest to it being a working site. Could, during its operation and de-commissioning ,there have been a “dump” similar to the USS Calhoun?

    Let me know if I can help with any archival data.

    Don Kelly 516 375-4657

    NY-29/30 Nike 2B, 4C/60A/24L-AA New York Lido Beach, New York (dual site) 1955–1963 Redeveloped into large school and recreational area of the Long Beach School District. IFC Obliterated.
    40°35′36″N 073°38′04″W Triple magazines visible, overgrown and abandoned. Many of the original structures, fencing, pavement, light poles, etc., still remain. Also being used by School District for school bus parking
    40°35′33″N 073°36′54″W

  2. Henry        food for some research. Emily (null has contacted me and we will chat tomorrow. Regards    Don KellyPS   You and I do get into ” multi-tasking” !!!!

  3. Cesium-137 and its decay product, barium-137m, are used for sterilization activities for food products, including wheat, spices, flour, and potatoes. Cesium-137 is also used in a wide variety of industrial instruments such as level and thickness gauges and moisture density gauges. Cesium-137 is also commonly used in hospitals for diagnosis and treatment, as a calibration source, and large sources can be used to sterilize medical equipment.

    The Nike base was a Nike Ajax base. That used a conventional explosive, not nuclear.

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