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Radiation in water

By Mike Adams – Natural News

(NaturalNews) We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the allowable radioactivity in drinking water… increasing it by over 3,000 times in the case of radioactive Iodine-131… while calling it “safe” to drink even though it’s almost certain to give you cancer.

In this public EPA document, the agency says it was ordered by President Obama’s Executive Order 12656 (section 1601(2)) to “[d]evelop, for national security emergencies, guidance on acceptable emergency levels of nuclear radiation….”

In this report, the EPA warns that a nuclear “incident” may strike the United States, and if people are going to drink the radioactive water, somebody needs to decide how much radioactivity Americans will be allowed to consume.

Continue reading at Natural News: EPA Literally Wants You to DIE from Radiation: Agency Raising the Limit of Radioactive Elements in Drinking Water by Over 3,000 Times… To Cause Widespread Cancer and Death

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City water

By Mike AdamsNatural News

(NaturalNews) Here’s the scoop, folks: I’ve just announced a non-profit nationwide initiative to test the water supplies from 100+ cities across America, exposing the LIES of the EPA in an effort to protect our children from the kind of lead poisoning that just happened in Flint, Michigan. (Click here to watch my video announcement on YouTube.)

I need your help to gather the water samples!

My lab in central Texas (see photos below) is ready to conduct all this testing and publish the results, bypassing the EPA and other corrupt government agencies that withhold this information from the people. We are engaged in a groundbreaking, history-making citizen science initiative to build a nationwide map of water quality, city by city, zip code by zip code, all without using a single dollar of taxpayer money. (Gee, what a novel idea… serving the public interest without confiscating all their money first…)

Continue reading at Natural News: ACTION ALERT: Join The Nationwide Citizens’ Uprising Against The EPA And Lead Poisoning Of Our Public Water Supplies

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper

Some commercial farms in California came up with their own solution to the drought, and it’s not pretty. They decided to use recycled oil industry waste water to grow their produce. Chevron Oil Company treats 21 million gallons of waste water per day and sells it to farmers, who in turn use it to water 45,000 acres of crops in one of the country’s primary produce-growing areas.

It’s like something used in third world countries that we scorn for their unsafe practices:

In most developing countries wastewater treatment systems are hardly functioning or have a very low coverage, resulting in large scale water pollution and the use of very poor quality water for crop irrigation especially in the vicinity of urban centres. This can create significant risks to public health, particularly where crops are eaten raw.

But it’s happening right here.

Recycled irrigation water has been used to some degree for decades, but the testing has been limited to naturally occurring toxins, like salt and arsenic. Officially, no testing is done for the chemicals used in oil production. While farmers test crops for pests or diseases, they don’t test them for chemicals that may have absorbed through the roots from water. They figure that the water authorities are looking out for that. So basically, everyone expects that someone else does the testing, and no one does the testing. Nuts, citrus, and grapes may be highly contaminated but no one knows for sure.

Yummy, right?

This is what independent testing of the oil industry waste water showed

One environmental group took it upon themselves to test samples of the treated irrigation water. Water Defense, an advocacy group founded by actor Mark Ruffalo, discovered something very unsettling.

Mark Smith, the scientist who took samples for Water Defense, has been a consultant for the EPA on more than 50 oil spills. He took samples from areas of the canal that were publicly accessible and put them through comprehensive testing.

He found acetone and methylene chloride. These are solvents used to remove grease from equipment and soften crude oil, and said that the concentrations in the water were higher than he had seen at oil spill disaster sites. He also found C20 and C34, hydrocarbons found in oil.

Smith, the Water Defense scientist, has consulted for the Environmental Protection Agency and other government offices on more than 50 oil spills and spent two years studying the oil wastewater used for irrigation in Kern County.

He traveled the eight-mile Cawelo canal, taking samples of the water as it moved from Chevron’s oil fields through the irrigation canals to farmers’ fields. He said he gathered samples only from areas that were publicly accessible. He took samples from 10 points, collecting water from a number of depths at each site through a process that he said is more comprehensive than the sampling state and local authorities require.

The samples Smith collected contained acetone and methylene chloride, solvents used to degrease equipment or soften thick crude oil, at concentrations higher than he said he had seen at oil spill disaster sites. Methlyene chloride, by the way, is classified as a potential carcinogen. The water also contained C20 and C34, hydrocarbons found in oil, according to ALS Environmental, the lab that analyzed Smith’s samples.

Methylene chloride and acetone are used as solvents in many industrial settings. Methylene chloride is classified as a potential carcinogen.

Here’s a horrifying example:

“One sample of the recycled Cawelo irrigation water, for example, registered methylene chloride as high as 56 parts per billion. Smith said that was nearly four times the amount of methylene chloride registered when he tested oil-fouled river at the 2013 ExxonMobil tar sands pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. That spill was declared a federal disaster, spurred evacuations and resulted in a $2.7-million fine for the company.

Chevron told The Times it does not use acetone or methylene chloride in its oil extraction process. The company would not disclose the fluids used in drilling or well maintenance.”

But don’t worry. It’s perfectly safe.

The water district is unconcerned. One board member (who grows pistachios and citrus, by the way) feels that the water testing being done is accurate.

Mark Smith, a board member of the Cawelo Water District who grows pistachios and citrus using treated water from Chevron, said he had “never heard a word” about contamination from the oil production process and is satisfied that the water testing is adequate. Glenn Fankhauser, assistant director of the Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards, concurs. “As long as they’re treating the water to the point where it’s allowed by whatever agency governs the quality of water, I think it would be OK.”

Note the blithe unconcern shown by those who are, of course, profiting greatly from the use of toxic water to irrigate food crops.

The thing that blows my mind is how small family farms are being regulated out of business to keep us “safe” but this stuff goes on and no one in “authority” bats an eyelash. But somehow, we who are concerned about the fact that those with lots of money are not regulated are the kooky conspiracy nuts. As I’ve written about at length, with regard to something as important as water, you must take the responsibility for safety upon yourself.

Here is a list of companies whose farms receive oil industry wastewater

So, as it turns out, those cute little Halo oranges aren’t really very angelic.

An environmental group called Food and Water Watch received a list from the district of the names and addresses of companies that use its water.

Look for these labels in the grocery store, and avoid them until/unless they are proven safe, because, as per a report by Mother Jones, they’re most likely grown using oil industry wastewater.

  • Sunview (table grapes, raisins, persimmons, and prune plums)
  • Wonderful Citrus (Halos and Cuties – this company also owns  Fiji Water, POM Wonderful, and the world’s largest pistachio and almond growing operation)
  • Trinchero Family Estates (wine)
  • Bee Sweet Citrus (mandarins, oranges, and lemons)

Some commercial farms in California came up with their own solution to the drought: the use of oil-industry waste water to irrigate crops.

It all comes back to the same refrain: if you don’t grow it yourself or know the grower personally, you really can’t trust it. We must go back to the days when food was sourced locally so that we can be our own watchdogs.

Sources:

Mother Jones

LA Times

This article first appeared at The Organic Prepper: Are These Companies Growing Produce with Oil Industry Waste Water?

About the author:

Daisy Luther lives on a small organic homestead in Northern California.  She is the author of The Organic Canner,  The Pantry Primer: A Prepper’s Guide to Whole Food on a Half-Price Budget, and The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health and preparedness, and offers a path of rational anarchy against a system that will leave us broke, unhealthy, and enslaved if we comply.  Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter,.

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By Joshua Krause – The Daily Sheeple  

It may sound absurd at first glance, but underground fires are a real thing, and they’re not uncommon in landfills and coal mines. They also present a tricky situation for firefighters, since traditional methods of fire suppression are useless. This often causes these conflagrations to burn unimpeded for years.

St. Louis happens to have one of these fires burning within their city limits. One of their landfills has been smoldering for the past 5 years, and all efforts to stop it have been in vain. But what makes this incident unique, is that the fire is now a quarter-mile away from a nuclear waste dump. The radioactive materials are leftovers from the Manhattan Project, which were illegally dumped there in the early 1970’s. Most of the people living around the site are understandably outraged, since they had no idea the radioactive waste was even there until recently.

State and federal officials are at odds with each other in regards to how dangerous this situation may be for local residents. St. Louis County officials have warned that there may be a radioactive plume that will force residents to take shelter or evacuate, but the EPA thinks there will only be “a bit of radon gas” and have said that they don’t think the fire is moving towards the radioactive dump.

A word of warning to the citizens of St. Louis, when the EPA tells you that everything is hunky dory, you should probably start running.

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By Joshua Krause – The Daily Sheeple

Most people would probably assume that the EPA is just another benign government agency, that is nothing more than dead weight on the American taxpayer. After all, most bureaucracies don’t amount to much more than that. But in the American police state, even an agency tasked with protecting the environment can turn to armed paramilitary thugs to enforce the law.

According to an investigation by the Illinois based watchdog group known as Open the Books, the EPA has been dabbling in law enforcement for some time now. They examined thousands of checks worth $93 billion, that were written by the agency between the year 2000 and 2014. They found that the EPA spends roughly $75 million on “criminal enforcement” every year, which mostly goes to 200 special agents capable of conducting SWAT raids. They bought body armor, ammo, firearms, drones, amphibious assault ships, and night vision goggles with these tax dollars.

According to Open the Books founder Adam Andrzejewski “We were shocked ourselves to find these kinds of pervasive expenditures at an agency that is supposed to be involved in clean air and clean water…Some of these weapons are for full-scale military operations.” But what do you expect? The war on drugs crime terrorism pollution isn’t going to fight itself.

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By The Daily Sheeple 

The following is an EPA Hearing held last week regarding aircraft emissions and climate change.

While some of the people testifying did speak to the propgandized version of man-made climate change that has been sold to the public by governments in league with the United Nations, other researchers and opponents to geoengineering took the opportunity to testify against Solar Radiation Management (sometimes referred to as chemtrails), or the spraying of heavy metals and other chemicals in the air to supposedly block the sun and stop, what we are told, is global warming.

http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?327586-1/epa-hearing-commercial-aircraft-emissions

Here’s what Stop Chemical Terrorism had to say on the subject:

On August 11th, 2015, activists met with the EPA to provide a legally-binding testimony to discuss the intentional release of chemical terror agents into the atmosphere from aircraft, such as sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, and bacterial agents.

This terrorist attack, using the euphemism “geoengineering,” is a violation of the Environmental Modification Convention, chemical terrorism laws, biological testing laws, and is even admitted as “genocide” by the IPCC.

With 40% of people dying from air pollution, one person every 1.3 seconds, we are left with one question: why does America use chemical weapons against their own citizens – knowingly and intentionally murdering their own population like a rabid dog that bites the hand that feeds?

Third world countries have a long history of using chemical weapons against their citizens. Now that America is behind China, what should we expect? Not only that, the Central Intelligence Agency, a funding source for geoengineering, has a long history of using chemical and biological weapons against Americans in projects such as Operation LAC, Operation DEW, Project 112, and Operation Ranch Hand – where soldiers were intentionally gassed with Agent Orange in order to “destroy Cuba’s crops.”

One interesting point brought up in the testimony relates to post-9/11, when the planes were grounded. A man testified that during that time period when there were curiously no trails in the sky, the sky cleared up and returned to a normal shade of blue verses the washed out sky we see on most modern days.

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