RADIOACTIVE TIMES 6/1 Dec/06 - Summary of main points.
The invasion of Lebanon last year was supposedly triggered by the kidnap of some Israeli border guards provoked by frustrated ‘negotiation’ about releasing Lebanese, long imprisoned by Israel. Everyone opposed the massive and disproportionate Israeli bombing and invasion – with the exception of George & Yo-Blair!
Israeli campaign was not successful yet
withdrawal assisted investigation so that soil,
water, and air filter samples could be taken. These clearly showed the presence
of enriched Uranium compounds in areas where powerful explosives had been used.
The presence in air filters confirms that radioactive aerosols in the
atmosphere would certainly have been breathed in by local inhabitants. But more
than that, depending upon weather and wind, breathable dust must have been
dispersed far and wide. An earlier investigation showed that air filters at
Aldermaston recorded a dramatic ‘spike’ in radioactive air contamination when
Uranium weapons were used in
investigation of low-level radioactive contamination continues to show that the establishment models for assessing risk
to human health are inadequate. Chromosome aberrations have been detected in
people exposed to contamination by weakly radioactive substances which are
routinely dismissed as too weak to pose any risk. Current research points to
Uranium compounds having a particular affinity with
are serious implications for the Nuclear Power lobby which uses official statistics showing power plants contaminate
their environments with weak Uranium - claimed to pose no health risk. In fact nuclear power plant statistics frequently under-state
contamination. Animal experiments have shown that genetic damage from
low-level radiation can endure for 22 generations. 20 years after the
The British government has recently been heavily criticised for supposedly initiating a consultation exercise about further nuclear power. Their proposals put out for comment lacked important information about the true costs, contamination, and how to deal with nuclear waste safely.
picture on the front cover of Radioactive Times is of
a huge cloud caused by a massive Israeli missile strike at Khiam,