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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

When the Flies All Go Away, You Are Being Blasted With Radiation

After Fukushima, for one full year, all the common house flies went away in Hawaii.      For the full year.   I lived there that year.

Think about that.     And I have 2 dogs, so there is of course, poop.     But still no flies.     That is amazing.     When the flies came back, I also started to feel better.

Researching this matter I found anecdotal evidence from Three Mile Island in which the same effect was noticed.   No flies, even on a farm.

I wonder if anyone can weigh in from Fukushima and nearby areas?

Certainly radiation can be used to sterilize insects:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterile_insect_technique

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Three Mile Island Information
 http://www.tmia.com/node/118

That whole summer [1979] ’til about August there were no flies, no mosquitoes, no nothing. You’d be outside eating and there would be no flies. We got other cats and we had, you know our other dog. 

There were just no flies around, and there was no flies, no mosquitoes, no bugs! [Laughter] It was unreal. Like 4th of July, you’d be eating and there were no flies. You have a barbecue...there were no flies. They came back about August. And there were no birds at the time either. I mean none. 



I’ve lived here all these years, I don’t need them kind of statistics. All I know is that I don’t like it

From a comment at this article
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/04/03/716139/-Startling-revelations-on-Three-Mile-Island-nuclear-power#
  • * [new]  Hey drache, I was there. Were you? (4+ / 0-)
    And there were sheep farms with dead sheep and no 'effin flies within 15 miles of TMI.
    If you think this shit is safe, build one in your back yard.
    The worst part of TMI, the part you seem to gloss over; is that it was preventable. It was operator error.
    And that is supposed to make me feel better how?
    The best engineers at that time, designed a plant that when you threw a switch, you got a light that said the switch was moved, but did not confirm the action the switch controlled happened. (no positive feedback) WTF!
    Temp sensors were designed to read temps in the normal operating range of the reactor, but when things went to shit , they either malfunctioned or gave a readout of out of range.
    Do you think engineers can eliminate all operator errors?
    May I store several million tons of waste in your basement?
    "As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together, we make a mighty fist" Watanka Tatanka (Sitting Bull)
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    And this same troll has been plying the waters of lies for years on end.

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    Michael Mann
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    There has NEVER been a US commercial nuclear power plant which has "blown up" that is a fact which you cannot deny. Please stop spreading this obviously false information..
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    Uh, Three Mile Island
    Or perhaps....let me do your response for you....

    It DID not blow up, it melted down, and not even through containment,
    and it only took 20 years to clean up, unlike Fukushima that will take 50 years.
    AND there was no immediate health effects either, even though all the flies were killed in a 30 mile radius even on cow farms, but we chalk that up as a net positive effect of nuclear, no flies on us.
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     And from the 1957 British Nuclear Bomb Testing at Christmas island

    Prior to the bomb test: The test servicemen had an extra unpleasantness to contend with: a plague of flies and mosquitoes attracted by the insanitary conditions. during the trials a daily flight by a light plane coasted Christmas Island with DDT in an effort to keep the pests at bay.

    Cox set to work on his first set of gamma ray monitors and slowly progressed across ground zero towards the RAF's bomb radar marker. He had no uncanny sense that something was not quite right about the place: 'I said to my army helper: 'What the hell is wrong and what the hell are we doing here?' We both had a strange feeling; we noticed no flies, no movement of lizards and no booby birds. We found several burnt and dead birds and in the distance we heard one of the three wild pigs but we didn't dare approach too close to it. It was badly burnt and was going around in circles, blind. I said 'This bloody place is contaminated, and what the hell are we doing here?' We went back to the camp area and by late evening two decontamination showers had been erected and so I went and had a good shower. Next day back up the island again and in the evening I went for another shower which was very welcome. I had just taken off my shorts etc. When a chap came in with a monitor. he ran it over me and to my amazement I had a reading of 3.80R and another chap with me had a reading of 4.20R. The health physics chaps said: 'What the hell could it have been yesterday? We would like to have known. "This was a contaminated area and we should have been issued with protective clothing.'
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    http://www.tv.com/shows/real-people/forums/three-mile-island-62519-1846220/

    Hetep


    [1]May 4, 2010
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    What I remember most about this show is that on each episode, they would read a chosen letter or two from viewers. This one thing stands out in my mind:

    During the Three Mile Island meltdown, they read a letter from a farmer in the area who lived in a spot designated "safe" by the authorities. But in the person's letter to Real People the farmer said that there was something that was really bothering them. Usually on the farm, there would be a number of flies that are normal for a farm.

    The writer said that there were no flies on the farm during the radiation leak, anywhere.

    Does anyone know what episode that is, and if there is a clip anywhere of the show broadcasting the letter?


    Hetep
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    To: G Larry
    Yet still no flies on 3 mile island.
    47 posted on 09/29/2009 7:24:27 AM PDT by Vaduz
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 Add to Favorites Send PM Ignore Re: Gulf of Mexico all clear I was in school around Gettysburg PA, not too far from Millersville, two friends in my immediate group of fifteen or so, developed testicular cancer shortly after Three Mile Island. Neither was able to have children, one died a couple of years ago at age fifty of lung cancer. Some of us stayed through the summers, we noticed the year after that there were no flies. for what it's worth... 

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Certainly insects are being affected at Fukushima
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2188017/Radiation-Fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-meltdown-triggers-genetic-mutations-butterflies.html

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 Swallows eat a lot of insects.   They are super maneuverable with their split tail feather design.

All the nests were empty in Fukushima
http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/chernobyl/press/sad0215Feat4p.pdf



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Cornelia Hesse-Honegger is a scientific illustrator and artist known for her pioneering bug work: She has collected more than 16,000 insects near nuclear plants and fallout sites, searching for signs that they’ve been affected by low-level radiation. Her watercolors are beautiful, but also carry a frightening message; as Hesse-Honegger notes below, “we the humans dictate in the end how nature should look like.”

http://www.themorningnews.org/gallery/fallout-alarms

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  1. "There were no birds, no insects."
    -Cornelia Hesse-Honeggeron visit to Pripjat the closest city to the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

    Cornelia Hesse-Honegger is a scientific illustrator and artist known for her pioneering bug work: She has collected more than 16,000 insects near nuclear plants and fallout sites, searching for signs that they’ve been affected by low-level radiation. Her watercolors are beautiful, but also carry a frightening message; as Hesse-Honegger notes below, “we the humans dictate in the end how nature should look like.”

    http://www.themorningnews.org/gallery/fallout-alarms

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