People living in the area around Harrisburg Pennsylvania call the area around Three Mile Island, otherwise known as (TMI), the ‘valley of death’. Why would the residents near the plant call it a Valley Of Death, when officials say no one died and no one was injured?
In this article, we will explore how and why a coverup happened after the Three Mile Island nuclear accidental meltdown. We will also see if this coverup perhaps exposes a pattern of coverups after every nuclear accident, or was this a one time event? Finally, we will explore your concerns, that if a coverup happened, how this coverup scenario would affect you and your children, or your whole family?
There are many nuclear power plants all over the United States. Wouldn’t you agree that you and your family may be affected negatively in case of an accident, if there is a pattern of covering up that an accident even happened or minimizing the severity, after a nuclear accident happens?
After all, how do you know if and/or when you need to evacuate if the utility and government agencies are denying that a nuclear accident even happened? What if they kept claiming that no harm was caused and the amounts released were ‘minor’? Radiation is invisible, so even with a deadly exposure, you would never know. Very few people own Geiger Counters, and that is the ONLY way to verify if these ‘experts’ are telling the truth.
In the article; ‘Three Mile Island: Exposing the Government’s Cover Up of Our Most Infamous Nuclear Accident’ it explains how many people died — and are still dying — at Three Mile Island . “ This article goes into some detail about all of the initial assurances of safety and no harm caused to people by radiation by regulators, government, and the utility company involved. All of these assurances turned out to be, well, hokum, but I will leave that to you to decide.http://www.alternet.org/health/134174
In the following video, Dr. Gordon Edwards PhD describes what happened at TMI that contributed to the meltdown.
To view the entire 9 video series given by Dr. Gorden Edwards; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech, click on;
In a book about Three Mile Island: ‘They Say Nothing Happened’, “Harvey Wasserman, co-author of Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Experience With Atomic Radiation, stressed that the what happened account comes amid virtually complete inactivity by U.S. media in following up the Three Mile Island accident. (Wasserman has written about the aftermath of TMI for Harrowsmith—5-6/87—and other publications.)” (This same thing happened after Chernobyl, and is now happening after Fukushima. This same scenario seems to happen after EVERY SINGLE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, but again, research this and see if it really the truth, or if you can verify the opposite.)
In the article above, they interview a lady who did door to door cancer surveys years after the accident, and she said that she found cancer cases AT EVERY HOUSE, who lived downwind of the plant at the time of the accident . This article also points out how the medical industry and the media served as the means to help cover up the whole disaster and all of the consequences of it.
Same old, same old.. The pattern repeats itself… ad nauseum.. In Russia at Chernobyl, at TMI in the USA, and now in Japan at Fukushima. The same coverups are done and the same lies are used. The same deceptive practices are foisted on an innocent, trusting public, only the nuclear accidents are getting worse and much bigger. They are now potential global life extinction events involving multiple reactors and spent fuels pools, instead of just one ‘small’ reactor. http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4021
In a report; ‘Investigation: Revelations about Three Mile Island disaster raise doubts over nuclear plant safety’, it talks about how the official govt report and NRC both said that no one was hurt or killed by TMI, just the same as at Fukushima now. At Chernobyl, even to this day, the nuclear apologists say that only a small number of people were hurt or killed.
This same report illustrates that the cancer rate of downwinders was increased by 80% over average citizens not exposed. Read the chilling reports of ‘downwinders’ who experienced high radiation dose signs, which were completely ignored and discounted by the nuclear industry. What happened downwind of TMI after the accident there, sounds just like what is happening around Fukushima and also what happened at Chernobyl.
Another Coverup At Three Mile Island? Lies Discovered About Control Rods
At TMI, just like at Chernobyl and Fukushima, there was an initial cover up phase (in addition to as it was happening) right after TMI-2 meltdown happened. The public was not warned or given the proper information, and no specific radiation readings were provided to anyone, (just like after every other nuclear accident).
The NRC Rogovin Commission and the Kennedy Commission claimed that all 69 out of 69 control rods were inserted during the emergency cooling effort, (which is called a scram) and that they all worked properly. (This same type of thing happens after every nuclear accident, with assurances from government, utility and regulators, that the accident will not cause any “immediate harm” and that everything is under control.
Later, everyone involved on the nuclear industry, media and government side came out with public statements officially assuring everyone that not only did all control rods work properly, they all claimed that no one was harmed or killed, and that no harmful amounts of radiation were released. This all turned out to be an absolutely callous lie.
At TMI-2 it was found that the entire central control rod group failed to fall into the core, which is required in order to cool the reactor and keep it from melting down. The rod group circling core central became known as “The Void at the Center of the Core”.
The GEND report was produced to answer questions raised about these control rods. They found that only 61 of them actually did get inserted into the nuclear core, but the rest DID NOT fall. This is part of what caused a partial meltdown of the core, resulting in 20 tons of nuclear material melting down, with a huge radiation release, that resulted in massive numbers of cancers, genetic diseases and deaths.
Three Mile Island Alert
The following video goes into cover ups and denials of any radiation leaks at Three Mile Island.
The authorities and experts claimed that; “there is NO ACCIDENT. It did not occur inside the reactor, it happened OUTSIDE The reactor.. Therefor it was not an accident, just a failure of a piece of machinery outside the reactor. There is no relationship between that (TMI) and what is called a nuclear accident.”
The authorities said things like:
“No evacuation is needed”
“People should ‘stay indoors’”
“All radiation released is within ‘limits’”
“A little xenon was released”
“We are trying to keep everyone informed”
“We do not know if there will be any more uncontrolled emissions”
“There is no danger to public health”
“We have absolutely no information about this accident. The record of the nuclear industry stands for itself”
“The very idea of evacuating a city of that side is absurd”
“We are advising people to stay indoors until further measure”
“There may have been a release of xenon, but it was within acceptable limits, and safe operations”
“We have to get on with our jobs”
“We don’t know if there will be further uncontrolled ’emissions'”
“We don’t know what we are detecting at this point, but we think people should be moved”
“Pregnant women and children should leave in a 5 mile area surrounding TMI until further notice”
These are the things that can be expected after any nuclear accident anywhere, as part of the nuclear playbook, about how to deceive people. Regulatory agencies did not call for any mandatory measures forcing people to leave town. They did not call for mandatory evacuations, even after they knew a meltdown had happened.
The governor eventually called for pregnant women and children to leave within a five mile radius of the plant via a VOLUNTARY evacuation, rather than a mandatory evacuation, which should have been done. But then the nuclear industry would have looked bad, and they could not have that.
There were severe communications problems. Conflicting statements came out of the utility, the governor and the NRC.
“Independent measurements provided evidence of radiation levels up to five times higher than normal in locations hundreds of miles downwind from TMI.
According to Randall Thompson, the lead health physicist at TMI after the accident (a veteran of the US Navy nuclear submarine program and a self-confessed “nuclear geek”), radiation releases were hundreds if not thousands of times higher than the ‘official’ numbers used by mass media, regulators and government officials. Some other insiders, including Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry executive turned whistle-blower, concur.
Gundersen offers evidence, based on pressure monitoring data, for a hydrogen explosion shortly before 2 p.m. on 28 March 1979, which would have provided the means for a high dose of radiation to occur. Gundersen cites affidavits from four reactor operators according to which the plant manager was aware of a dramatic pressure spike, after which the internal pressure dropped to outside pressure.
Gundersen also notes that the control room shook and doors were blown off hinges. However official NRC reports refer merely to a “hydrogen burn.” The Kemeny Commission referred to “a burn or an explosion that caused pressure to increase by 28 pounds per square inch in the containment building.“
Only two radiation meters at TMI were operational. Two meters went off scale, so they were ignored, as they were assumed to be ‘defective’. Radiation exposure ‘estimates’ were used, rather than radiation readings downwind of the plant. (This same technique is used after every nuclear accident. Either the monitors are turned off, not working or readings are ignored. If all else fails, the radiation monitors are called ‘defective’, so that the nuclear industry will not have to deal with the fallout, both in terms of radiation and in terms of public outrage.
Another study suggests Three Mile Island radiation injured people living near reactor. “Several hundred people at the time of the accident reported nausea, vomiting, hair loss and skin rashes, and a number said their pets died or had symptoms of radiation exposure, he said.”
After adjusting for pre-accident cancer incidence, we found a striking increase in cancers downwind from Three Mile Island….it is known that plant radiation monitors went off scale when the accident started.”
“Using better analytic and statistical techniques, he found that among the 20,000 people who lived near the plant and close to the plume’s path, lung cancer and leukemia rates were two or more times higher than what they were near the plant but upwind from the plume.
Early on in the accident, the NRC estimated that only 10,000,000 total curies of radiation were released. The NRC estimate is based on a report by NRC manager, Mr. Lake Barrett. NUREG-0637, Appendix C.
Barrett used time averaged plume dispersion (Chi/Q); assumed the center (highest concentration) of the plume hits the detector; and then averaged this amount over many days of radiation gas releases. Time averaged plume dispersion can be wrong on the low side by a factor of 10. Center line Chi/Q can be wrong on the low side by a factor of a 1000. Averaging the data is wrong on the low side by a factor of 3.4.
Barrett recorded the maximum curies released each day; the grand total of each day’s recording adds up to 36,062,000 total curies released at TMI; yet the official record issued by the NRC in their final report, insists that only 10,000 total curies were released.
During the 1994 TMI Trial, John Daniel (industry’s expert), determined that 17,000,000 Curies were released. Industry’s own expert estimated that more radiation was released than the NRC, the guardian of public safety, had announced.
A thorough analysis of the TMI accident indicates that releases were 100 to 1000 times higher than the NRC estimated and that the containment failed after the hydrogen detonation. (This same scenario also happened at Fukushima.)
NRC and FEMA continued to use extremely low radiation release scenario even after the analysis showed much higher radiation releases happened during the accident. To this day, the regulatory bodies still say no one was killed or harmed by the radiation releases at TMI, despite all of the new evidence showing the opposite.
NRC’s mischaracterization of what was released at TMI continues to this day. For example NRC’s Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness Patricia Milligan’s claimed that when giving a lecture at Harvard School of Public Health, Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication of August 7, 2008, that when emergency plans were initially written NRC/FEMA did not know that there had been a core melt down.
However now that NRC knows that there had been core melt and that our data still “shows” only a “small release” of radiation occurred, emergency plans and guidelines based on a then lack of understanding of the seriousness of the accident thereby are too conservative.
The lessons learned from TM were applied to either the other TMI reactor or to Fukushima. Thus those lessons will also not be applied if and when a nuclear accident happens near you and your family. You may at this point be feeling like you are concerned, worried and/or angry, and these feelings are entirely normal.
The continued under reporting of TMI’s huge radiation release is used to justify reducing the area in which emergency planning is necessary. The nuclear industry generally waters down response planning and exercise scenarios and pushes for weakening or eliminating existing safety, emergency response and civilian notification in cases of accidents to this day.
There was much chaos, minimization and miscommunication during the Fukushima crisis, and non action afterwards. The plant operator knew within several hours of the tsunami that the plant was in meltdown, but it took many days to weeks before evacuations happened.)
If you would like to find out in detail what happened at TMI, watch the following video series about it.
In case the video gets deleted from Youtube, copy and paste the following title into the Youtube search box and you should be able to find an alternative place to watch it.
NUCLEAR MELTDOWN: Three Mile Island Aftermath – ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’ too… (1982)
Perhaps Sir Walter Scott said it best, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” So what effect does the TMI and Fukushima deception have on you and your family?
Three Mile Island – Podcasts
Find out more about what REALLY happened via these two podcasts;
Fairewinds on Troubling Events During Nuclear Disaster: “Noise that sounds like rain when it’s not raining” — Family had 5 pets die within hours, all found with ‘milky white’ eyes — Woman engulfed in wave of heat, later told kidney ‘died’ (AUDIO)
Bottom line, what we have learned from the videos and podcasts above, is that we cannot count on anyone to tell us specific information that we need to protect our families and communities from harm caused by the nuclear plant owning utility, the government, the mass media (most of it owned by GE, a nuclear plant sales organization). We certainly cannot count on the nuclear regulators, such as the NRC and the IAEA who seem to act more like a nuclear marketing agency than someone charged with protecting the public.
Even the Emergency Management Agencies that are supposedly neutral, seem to have been coopted, because they promise to provide specific radiation information after a nuclear incident or accident, but then never do. They report at best, that radiation levels are ‘not harmful’, or should not cause concern.
Bottom line, you are on your own. You will not get any radiation readings, and if you do get any, you probably cannot trust them, because they will NOT be taken downwind, which is where it really counts. As we have seen and heard, radiation readings taken by regulators and the nuclear plant operator are typically down played and reduced by 100 to 1,000 fold, if you get any specifics at all. Because all you get is general information, which says nothing, there is no information provided on whether you should evacuate or not, much less which direction to go in.
If you do not have a Geiger Counter, you are at the mercy of these bafflegab merchants who run their organizations like a fiefdom that does not have to tell anyone anything, certainly not in a timely manner, even in event of an emergency. Protect yourself and your family. Buy a good radiation meter and have some spare batteries ready to operate it.. Your life may depend on it, especially if you live within several hundred miles of a nuclear plant.
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