Helicopter is part of Department of Energy radiation study

July 5, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. July 5, 2011

Western Washington residents should not be alarmed as a slow, low-flying helicopter scopes the area from July 11-28.

The helicopter is part of a U.S. Department of Energy aerial survey of the Seattle area. The agency is measuring baseline levels of radiation in order to make a comparison in the event of a nuclear emergency, a King County Office of Emergency Management email states.

The agency intends to measure radiation levels in nearby communities, but no area east of the western shore of Lake Sammamish is scheduled to be included. In order to take the measurements, the helicopter is due to fly at about 300 feet above the ground at about 70 mph.

The study is financed by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant and has been in development since 2009, prior to the Fukashima nuclear disaster in Japan, Sammamish Deputy City Manager Lyman Howard said.

*This article contains corrected information.

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15 Responses to “Helicopter is part of Department of Energy radiation study”

  1. Kay Bell on July 5th, 2011 10:21 am

    You REALLY think the cost is worth it??

  2. Warren Outten on July 5th, 2011 1:01 pm

    Well, it was planned before Fukushima so it’s got nothing to do with Fukushima, they don’t say it but by not saying it they are saying it. I guess any radiation levels they read are going to be normal. I wonder if they do find elevated radiation levels if they would tell us ?? Why not do a radiation scan to see how Fukushima has affected radiation levels ?? I’ve read we are all breathing 5 hot particles a day here in Seattle, but that is not a story, evidently… INVEST IN CANCER TREATMENT STOCK, you’ll get rich beyond compare !!

  3. Feds to conduct aerial radiation survey near Seattle to get ‘baseline readings’ — Measuring gamma emitters like radioactive cesium and iodine « ENENEWS.COM on July 8th, 2011 7:13 am

    […] Helicopter is part of Department of Energy radiation study, Issaquah Press, July 5, 2011: Western Washington residents should not be alarmed as a slow, low-flying helicopter scopes the area from July 11-28. […]

  4. Tom Matlock on July 8th, 2011 8:01 am

    Nice. A baseline reading taken BEFORE 4 reactors melted downwould have been a little more helpful. As if what is going on in the Northwest tha last 4.5 months is ‘normal’. Watch for the new ‘normal’ limits to become the new baseline for what is considered safe, just as in happening in Japan daily. And that ‘unexpected’ spike in stillborn births, well that can’t be related to the new ‘normal’ background. Move along….

  5. Michael D. Eldefonso,Sr. on July 8th, 2011 12:54 pm

    For those who are interested in the source of the “hot particles” issue, please go to You Tube and type in search—Leuren Moret and Alfred Webre dated June 15, 2011. She is an independent scientist.

    You may also find more info on this by googling Arne Gunderson of Fairewinds Associates. He talks about hot particles from Japan to Seattle on June 12, 2011. This is a Vimeo video. He is a nuclear engineer and an expert on these matters.


  6. JAl on July 8th, 2011 1:12 pm

    The massive amounts of Radiation coming from Fukushima to the west coast should be front page news, everyday! Why isn’t it? Why did the EPA stop sharing the data from their detection instruments with the public? Why aren’t we being told the truth? And if they find record levels of “Fuel Fleas, aka Hot Particles, do you really think they’re going to share that with the public? Why do you suppose they won’t? What’s their motive and who are “THEY”?

    Wake up fellow Americans, our picture post card world is in the midst of dramatic change… more than you can possibly imagine.

  7. Toni Reita ND on July 8th, 2011 1:35 pm

    What Radiation Is Hitting North America 24/7 for 4 months?

    When you hear the news or some Nuclear or Health Official telling you that “only extremely low levels of radiation have been detected and therefore there is no need to be concerned, there is no health threat to the American public.”

    Do not be comforted by this false sense of security. The first part of the statement is true, but the remainder is false.

    It’s not the loud noise that break glass molecules, it’s the frequency.
    It’s not the strong microwave levels that cause cellular damage, it’s the frequency
    It’s not the strong wireless signal that causes cellular damage, it’s the vibrational frequency.
    It’s not just high levels of radiation that cause damage, extreme low levels of radiation do too.

    These extreme low levels of biologically significant radiation hit North America Mid March 2011. Low levels of radiation were found in Washington and California milk by the end of March

    In 1972 Dr Abram Petkau discovered that low levels of radiation, over a longer period of time, were more damaging than higher doses over a short period of time.

    Once you ingest or inhale even very low levels of radioactive particles the Petkau Effect immediately starts potentially lethal tissue ionization.

    The phenomenon of the Petkau Effect basically means that you are ionizing or irradiating yourself continuously from the inside out. This insidious burning at your molecular level will impair your body long before there is a diagnosable disease.

    Free radicals are generated during long term exposure to extremely low levels of radiation. which will exhaust our defenses unless our body has an abundant reserve of antioxidants.

    Free radicals, or radicals, are atoms, molecules or ions with unpaired electrons. These highly reactive, molecules are unstable and contribute to the weakening of the body by destroying our cellular structure and making us more vulnerable to disease. When molecules in the body oxidize they become free radicals.

    Without sufficient antioxidants to combat the extreme low levels of radiation you will suffer from gene mutation, brain damage, birth defects, infertility and increased risk for immune related disease and cancers.

    Local Baseline studies are now impossible 4 months after the continuing Fukushima Disaster, which continues to spew 24/7.

    The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that eight cities in the northwest U.S. (Boise ID, Seattle WA, Portland OR, plus the northern California cities of Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Berkeley) reported the following data on deaths among those younger than one year of age:

    4 weeks ending March 19, 2011 – 37 deaths (avg. 9.25 per week)
    10 weeks ending May 28, 2011 – 125 deaths (avg.12.50 per week)

    This amounts to an increase of 35% increase for infant morality
    Same time period Philadelphia had a 48% increase infant mortality rates

    These numbers are consistent with 1 month after Chernobyl:

    Dr Ernest Sternglass of University of Pittsburg presented the following infant mortality rate for the Pacific states, following chernobyl fallout in May 1986, just one month after Chernobyl:

    * May 1986 54% increase infant mortality in Washington state
    * May 1986 48% increase infant mortality in California compared to previous June
    * June 1986 245% increase deaths per thousand live births in Washington state
    * June 1986 900% increse infant mortality rate per live births in Massachusetts

    See what precautions I’ve been taking for myself, animals and soils since March 14, 2011.


  8. Libbe HaLevy on July 8th, 2011 4:53 pm

    I love that they’re recycling the olde “same radiation as an x-ray” line. That’s what they said at Three Mile Island, which is where I was (1 mile away) when the nuclear accident happened.

    Let’s get clear: an x-ray is a voluntary act on a targeted area of the body for an extremely limited amount of time – less than a second. For whatever one thinks of x-rays, they’re over in an instant. The radiation they’re talking about is constant, uncontrolled, spewing everywhere, hitting whole bodies, possibly being inhaled as hot particles (thank you, Arnie Gunderson!) and lodging inside the body where they function as stealth assassins. You can’t see, smell, taste, feel/touch or hear radiation; that doesn’t mean it’s not there. And because the results of radiation exposure are distances from the initiating exposure, “experts” can get off the hook by saying your current illness has nothing to do with their little nuke accident.

    Toni, I just recently discovered you but I’d like to say that your information is really solid. I now produce a weekly podcast, Nuclear Hotseat (check out Nuclear Hotseat on Facebook) to keep people up to date on the latest nuclear news, including holistic healing. Everything you wrote on your site jibes with my research as well. Thanks for the info; keep posting.

    Meanwhile, everyone, take care of yourselves, stay safe, and write a letter to your Representative in Congress to support HR 1242, the Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011. Currently in need of support. Sample letter you can copy is on Facebook under Nuclear Hotseat; feel free to copy and pass along.

  9. Michael D. Eldefonso,Sr. on July 8th, 2011 5:12 pm

    This is in response to JAI. To put it simply, those that are in the position to bring on these so-called accidents?, changes, should google the Georgia Guidestones, the first statement.

    In response to Toni, I and my wife take kelp caps, hope and pray my adult children in the Seattle are taking measures for my grandchildren by building up their immune system.

    One can yell their loudest from the highest rooftops, but alas, only in vain as most of the population have been lulled into a false sense of security by lies from the authorities and disinformation as they have been trained to do!.


  10. craig robinson on July 8th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Thank you, Issaquah Press, for allowing the above3 comments to be posted, I have left comments at King5 and they are usually not posted.
    Petkau effect, yes – thanks, Toni!
    Also look up Zeolite.
    Why are all the head nuke guys in Japan such tremendous liars?
    And where is our mainstream media? Oh, yes, CASEY is top story, and those dreadful ‘royals’ !

  11. Michael Gunter on July 9th, 2011 6:47 am

    The US cover up has been going on since 14 March. There is constant monitoring from near earth orbit of gamma ray and neutron bursts as part of the superpower’s deal the “Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty” CTBT.

    So within seconds of the spent MOX fuel criticality explosion at Fukushima-Daiichi Unit 3, the US military (or whoever collects the sensor data from those satellites) knew there was a storm of fuel fleas headed for Hawaii and mainland US.

    The human beings who decided to turn off EPA monitors bear a heavy responsibility, and should face the wrath of the American people. Punish the guilty, and my oh my should they feel guilty!

  12. Department of Energy is studying radiation in Seattle | The Hive Daily – Raw. Unfiltered. Fearless on July 9th, 2011 9:47 pm

    […] The study is financed by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant and has been in development since 2009, prior to the Fukashima nuclear disaster in Japan, Sammamish Deputy City Manager Lyman Howard said. READ […]

  13. NorthSeattle on July 9th, 2011 10:12 pm

    This article fails to mention some other key info stated on the WA State Dept. of Health website:

    1. The test results wont be released to local area agencies until the END of the year

    2. Not all of the data may be released due to home land “security” considerations.

    This begs the question: exactly which kinds of radiation test results do they consider “confidential” and a possible threat to national security? What about the possible health threats to local residents? Do we not have a RIGHT to know as soon as possible about something that could be potentially lethal, so we can make informed decisions about any necessary lifestyle changes which should be making NOW based on the test results? Who can advocate for us citizens in this regard?

  14. NorthSeattle on July 9th, 2011 10:22 pm

    Speaking of “baseline studies,” I would assume that such studies would have been done long ago after all of the deliberate releaaes of radiation during the Cold War at Hanford as well as all of the above ground nuclear weapons tests at the Nevada Test Site and elsewhere. So perhaps they do mean a “new”baseline…but based on my own family’s health issues since March, as well as friends and their children in the area, it is hard to believe the official line thaf the health risks from the Fukushima fallout here are minimal. :-(

  15. Michael D. Eldefonso,Sr. on July 11th, 2011 8:17 pm

    Here’s an interesting one. A gentleman was to start taking radiation readings from the midwest to the West coast. He was showing radunits/minute readings as he progressed towards the West. He got as far as Denver and stopped with the reports on radioactivity. He said he could not acces his computer or other to make his reports. Well, to make a long story short, he didn’t report his readings on the WestCoast radation. Maybe he didn’t take the readings; maybe someone got to him and said not to take said readings or report them; maybe he did take the readings and found out something that was out of his league to report. Strange to say the least as he was gung-ho to do this. I believe the site that the readings were supposed to be posted on was Dutchsinse.com.

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