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California ignoring the massive radioactive waste dumped into the Pacific Ocean while spending BILLIONS on “green” initiatives
02/28/2024 // Laura Harris /
Federal and state officials in California are allegedly ignoring the radioactive waste dumped into the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast, even after new reports reveal it is even worse than expected.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, researchers discovered that the thousands of barrels of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) disposed of into the ocean were not contained in barrels. The harmful pesticide used in agriculture was directly poured into the ocean.

 

The scientists also discovered that between the 1940s and 1960s, local hospitals, laboratories and industrial operations disposed of barrels containing tritium, carbon-14 and similar waste at sea.

 

Moreover, a map from the International Atomic Energy Agency shows that the United States dumped "more than 56,000 barrels of radioactive waste" into the Pacific Ocean in 25 years until 1970.

 

Scientists have already spotted some of these barrels under more than 3,000 feet of water near Catalina Island and suggest they are likely to remain there indefinitely.

 

"The problem with the oceans as a dumping solution is once it's there, you can't go back and get it," warned Ken Buesseler, a marine radiochemist, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity. "These 56,000 barrels, for example, we're never going to get them back."

 

But despite all this, both federal and state authorities have been slow to respond effectively.

 

In 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency investigated the issue to assess its operational and regulatory history following the Los Angeles Times report about the dumping of half a million barrels of DDT until 1982. However, not a single report has been completed as of today. The delay in completing the initial report poses a domino effect on the subsequent stages of the investigation, which are intended to analyze the nature of contamination, environmental conditions and potential mitigation strategies.

 

California Republicans urge Newsom to take decisive actions

State Republicans are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to take decisive action as the crisis continues to unfold.

 

However, Newsom has been busy spending billions on clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though carbon dioxide is proven not to be a carcinogen, unlike DDT or even wildfire ash. (Related: “Green energy” mining is polluting rivers and farmland at an unsustainable pace, leaving 23 million people exposed to toxic waste.)

 

The radioactive waste crisis harms marine life and could also pose a threat to people living nearby, so it demands urgent attention and the allocation of resources. But the government chose to turn a blind eye to it.

 

State Sen, Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) couldn't help but express his frustration regarding the negligence of the government.

 

"If Sacramento legislators are really worried about the environment, then this needs to be taken seriously. California Democrats love to pick and choose 'clean energy' initiatives, instead of addressing root causes. I’ve been advocating for years for better forest management, but they’d rather let our forests burn. The hypocrisy is unbelievable."

 

Visit Pollution.news for more stories about radioactive waste being found in the environment.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2024-02-28-california-ignoring-radioactive-waste-spending-billions-green.html

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Ukraine's vaunted 'bread basket' soil is now toxic

Two years of war has left roughly one-third of its territory polluted, with dire potential consequences for the world's food supply

Dr. Olena MelnykSera Koulabdara

Feb 29, 2024

There’s no question that war leaves behind its lingering destruction. This includes both harm to people and to the environment. As the world marks the second year of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, we must reflect on the impact of war on Ukraine, the resiliency of its people and global response to resolving the issues of bomb contamination.

Roughly one-third of Ukraine's territory is contaminated. This is the size of an average country in Europe. Ukraine is currently experiencing the worst environmental disaster in terms of soil pollution per unit of time.

Toxic elements such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury leach from ammunition and weapons into the soil. If potential areas of contamination are not identified and recorded in time, harmful substances can enter the food chain and become carcinogenic. This threatens global food security and export opportunities. Failure to act now could result in the deterioration of human health.

Prior to the war, about 400 million people worldwide relied on Ukraine for their food supply making this a large-scale problem. Spent ammunition and chemical weapons can contaminate soil for decades or longer. Land is not a renewable resource. Soils and their fertile layer are formed over thousands of years. Just 1 cm of soil is formed in 200-400 years, and 20 cm in 5,000-6,000 years. Military operations that take place for 2 years like in the case of Ukraine can destroy what has been formed over thousands of years.

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/ukraine-soil-contamination/

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55 minutes ago, Macnamara said:

Ukraine's vaunted 'bread basket' soil is now toxic

Two years of war has left roughly one-third of its territory polluted, with dire potential consequences for the world's food supply

Dr. Olena MelnykSera Koulabdara

Feb 29, 2024

There’s no question that war leaves behind its lingering destruction. This includes both harm to people and to the environment. As the world marks the second year of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, we must reflect on the impact of war on Ukraine, the resiliency of its people and global response to resolving the issues of bomb contamination.

Roughly one-third of Ukraine's territory is contaminated. This is the size of an average country in Europe. Ukraine is currently experiencing the worst environmental disaster in terms of soil pollution per unit of time.

Toxic elements such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury leach from ammunition and weapons into the soil. If potential areas of contamination are not identified and recorded in time, harmful substances can enter the food chain and become carcinogenic. This threatens global food security and export opportunities. Failure to act now could result in the deterioration of human health.

Prior to the war, about 400 million people worldwide relied on Ukraine for their food supply making this a large-scale problem. Spent ammunition and chemical weapons can contaminate soil for decades or longer. Land is not a renewable resource. Soils and their fertile layer are formed over thousands of years. Just 1 cm of soil is formed in 200-400 years, and 20 cm in 5,000-6,000 years. Military operations that take place for 2 years like in the case of Ukraine can destroy what has been formed over thousands of years.

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/ukraine-soil-contamination/

I think there are certain plants that can draw out some these heavy metals ( as long as they are  not fed into food chains,!)

 

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13 minutes ago, Talorgan said:

I think there are certain plants that can draw out some these heavy metals ( as long as they are  not fed into food chains,!)

 

 

it all just feeds into the global sabotage of the food supply. The writings on the wall and it ain't pretty

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2 minutes ago, Macnamara said:

 

it all just feeds into the global sabotage of the food supply. The writings on the wall and it ain't pretty

Yes it does seem to be beyond coincidence,I still have bag of millet grain that I noticed is from Ukraine year old which made me think of Africa food supply etc especially with depleted uranium shells as well ,

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Yes it does seem to be beyond coincidence,I still have bag of millet grain that I noticed is from Ukraine year old which made me think of Africa food supply etc especially with depleted uranium shells as well ,

 

what the cabal want to do is plant up ukraine, the 'bread basket of europe' with GMO's and if they are irradiated with depleted uranium dust then no matter as the technocratic elites won't be eating that stuff anyway. Only the masses who are forced to eat it through 'programmable' central bank digital currencies will have to eat that stuff

War and agriculture: GMO foods now legal to produce in Ukraine, Zelenskyy determines

Interfax | September 22, 2023
 
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law regarding state control over the placement of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their products on the market.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/09/22/war-and-agriculture-gmo-foods-now-legal-to-produce-in-ukraine-zelenskyy-determines/

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pretty sure quaker oats are owned by the rockefellers...

Pesticide linked to reproductive issues found in popular oat-based breakfast cereals

 
 

 A pesticide that has been linked to reproductive issues has been found in a number of popular American breakfast cereals, including Quaker Oats and Cheerios.

 

The pesticide in question is called chlormequat, and it has been shown in animal studies to reduce testosterone and fertility, cause disruptions to reproduction and damage developing fetuses. Although its usage is restricted to ornamental plants in the U.S., it is being increasingly found in oat-based foods sold throughout the nation. Many of the oat products that Americans consume originate in Canada, and the chemical's use is permitted in oats and other foods that are imported from abroad and sold here.

 

A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group that was published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology tested for the presence of the substance in people's urine. They found chlormequat in 80% of the urine samples that were collected from American citizens between 2017 and 2023. The researchers noted that there was “a significant increase in concentration for samples from 2023,” indicating that its use is on the rise.

 

Moreover, the EWG found the chemical in 92% of the oat-based foods they purchased and tested in 2023. They report that there were detectable levels of the chemical in 90% of the non-organic oat-based foods they tested; just two samples of the wheat-based foods they tested had low levels, both of which were bread. In contrast, just one of the eight organic samples they tested contained detectable levels of chlormequat.

 

Although the use of chlormequat in oats was banned completely in the past, the EPA first granted approval for small amounts of the chemical on imported oats in 2018. In 2020, the allowable level was increased, which may explain why it is being increasingly found in Americans' bodies.

https://www.womensystems.com/2024/03/pesticide-linked-to-reproductive-issues.html

 

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Chemicals In Cosmetics, Toys, And Food Containers Contribute To Rise In Preterm Births

Authored by Zrinka Peters via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Plastics are omnipresent. Few could argue that life is not incomparably more convenient because of them. But at what cost has our reliance on such convenience and ease come?

Phthalates, a class of synthetic chemicals often referred to as “plasticizers” because of their common use in making plastic products flexible and bendable, are found in thousands of consumer products, from vinyl flooring to household cleaners and children’s toys. For most of us, our primary exposure to phthalates likely comes through plastic food containers and personal care products such as shampoos and cosmetics.

Research indicates that we shouldn’t take the safety of these everyday products for granted. Phthalate exposure has been linked to a number of adverse health outcomes, including an increased risk of preterm birth, and researchers are urging greater awareness and avoidance of phthalate-containing products.

Phthalates–Under Scrutiny

Phthalates were already under suspicion due to a number of studies that highlighted the role that these chemicals may play in shortening gestational age. Recently The Lancet published a prospective analysis estimating the lifetime cost of prenatal exposure to phthalates in health outcomes, economic productivity, and monetary expenditures. The results are startling. The study authors reported that, in 2018, an estimated 56,595 preterm births could be attributed to prenatal phthalate exposure, at a staggering cost:

“The lifetime costs of preterm birth, inclusive of direct medical care, intellectual quotient loss, and other indirect consequences, was estimated to be US$64,815 per case in 2016 ... Other chronic conditions due to phthalates include childhood obesity, adult obesity and diabetes, endometriosis, male factor infertility, and cardiovascular mortality, with total costs nearly $100 billion annually.”

Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of phthalate exposure on their developing brains. Project TENDR, an alliance of scientists, health professionals, and advocates working together to protect children from the brain-damaging effects of exposure to toxic chemicals, explains that prenatal exposure to phthalates can affect neurological development in infants and children, resulting in effects that “include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-like behaviors, problems with conduct and aggression, as well depression and other internalizing behaviors.”

They also note that “prenatal exposure has been associated with deficits in child IQ, working memory and executive functioning, as well as with problems in emotional regulation.” Multiple studies have found levels of phthalate exposure to be consistently higher among black and Latino populations in the United States than among other racial groups.

Although children are particularly vulnerable, the effects of ongoing phthalate exposure extend to adults as well, being linked to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, endometriosis, birth defects in the male reproductive system, cardiovascular disease, and thyroid irregularities.

It is impossible to live in contemporary society and completely eliminate phthalate exposure. Researchers estimate that the number of Americans with detectable levels of phthalates in their bodies is very close to 100 percent. We can’t eliminate phthalate exposure, but we can reduce it by being more mindful of the food we eat and the products we use.

While phthalate-containing products are all around us, the greatest risk comes from those we eat, absorb through the skin, or inhale. Food items that are prepared or stored in plastic containers, along with the use of personal care products, are the main sources of phthalate exposure for most people. Also, women are generally more exposed than men because of their tendency to use a wider variety of personal care products. Nail polish, hairspray, cleansers, after-shave lotions, and shampoos all commonly contain phthalates.

Identifying Phthalate-Free Products

There are some simple ways to reduce exposure to these harmful chemicals. The Environmental Working Group provides a cosmetics database as well as a Healthy Cleaning Guide, which can help consumers check for potentially harmful ingredients in their personal care or cleaning products, and identify phthalate-free products. Look for personal care products with a “phthalate-free” label. Also, avoid products with the generic term “fragrance” in the ingredient list, as phthalates are commonly used in synthetic fragrances and can be hidden among the undisclosed “fragrance” ingredients.

Reducing the use of plastic wrap and plastic food storage containers made from PVC (with the recycling label #3), and storing food in glass or stainless steel containers instead, is a good start. Avoid heating foods or drinks in plastic containers, as heat increases the release of phthalates into food. Also, limiting consumption of fast food, which has been shown to contain higher concentrations of phthalates, in favor of fresh, minimally processed foods, is a step in the right direction.

https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/chemicals-cosmetics-toys-and-food-containers-contribute-rise-preterm-births

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