It is interesting that the Pioneer case reveals that Nibiru has a much larger magnetic field or magnetic affect than the one that extends 8 AU from its centre. The hurricane/cyclone analogy will serve useful here to better understand what we’re seeing here. A hurricane or cyclone has four basic components: the eye, the inner eye wall, the outer eye wall and the peripheral rainbands.
We can see that the eye, a completely calm circular area around which the entire cyclone is centred, is very tiny compared with the rest of the storm’s structure. Surrounding the eye is the red band of the inner wall, where the fastest and most violent winds circle and is therefore the most dangerous part of the maelstrom. Beyond this you may have an outer eyewall, another larger area of circulation where the winds though strong are not as bad as in the inner eyewall. Then at the outermost periphery stretch out the wide expanse of the spiralling rainbands. In the clockwise-spinning cyclone, the fastest and strongest winds (gusts) are in the side that is moving in the same direction as the storm, because the forward velocity of the storm adds to the speed of the winds as they move in sync. The winds in the opposite side are slower because they’re moving in the opposite direction of the storm. For example, in the images above of cyclone Yasi, the strongest winds are in the right-hand side, because the storm is moving from upper-right to lower-left.
This is the same thing we are seeing with Nibiru, except instead of largely a play of water and wind we have here a turbulent circulation of immense electromagnetism and intense radiation with proportions only measurable on an astronomical scale. We can describe the blue-green core shown in the infrared image as the eye, the black shell with the strongest magnetism as the inner eyewall, the purple cloud with medium magnetism as the outer eyewall and the rest that is not visible with weak magnetism as the peripheral rainbands.
The Sun is similar, with itself as the core or ‘eye’ around which its strongest magnetism contains its most intense radioactivity (the corona), an inner ‘eyewall’ that holds the inner solar system (Mercury to the asteroid belt) and an outer counterpart that extends from the asteroid belt to the orbit of Pluto at about 39 AU. Its ‘rainbands’ stretch even farther where objects external to the solar system proper can still orbit the Sun, such as recently discovered ‘dwarf planets’ (essentially large asteroids) Haumea and Makemake, which orbit at 43 and 46 AU, respectively. The weaker and more subtle magnetism of the Sun can reach even to other stars, creating the magnetic relationship between these stellar bodies.
We can now see why this Nibiru object has been disturbing the Earth and the rest of the solar system for a long time now. It is because its outer ‘rainbands’ have been hitting us again and again in gradual ever stronger series of waves as it floods the Sun’s magnetic field (the solar system) with its own. The two magnetic fields directly oppose each other and have reverse polarities, with Nibiru’s spinning in a clockwise fashion as opposed to the Sun’s counter-clockwise rotation.
The computer-generated image below gives us a good schematic visual of how Nibiru’s clockwise-rotating magnetic field should look like if we could see it in detail. Like a cyclone, Nibiru’s strongest magnetic ‘winds’ are on its right-hand side (from our perspective). Unfortunately for us, Nibiru is approaching us from the left-hand side (of the Sun, from our perspective). This means we will be encountering the strongest magnetic whirls from Nibiru, because we will be in the right-hand side of its core as it approaches us.
Another effect Nibiru would have is that it will slow down Earth’s counter-clockwise orbit round the Sun. We will be hit by the strong right-hand side, which is also the ‘pushing’ side. Like it did to Pioneer 10, this side will try to push us in the opposite direction of our orbit. The Sun’s opposing magnetism will largely prevent that, being stronger than Nibiru’s, so the overall effect of the magnetic push is to slow us down more and more as the object gets closer and closer
Nibiru’s magnetic strength: Nibiru’s distance from Elenin (assuming it is one of its outermost satellites thought of as a comet) is 2442371253 / 2 = 1,221,185,627 km (Nibiru’s magnetic radius, or roughly Elenin’s farthest orbital point from Nibiru). Jupiter’s farthest moon orbits at 29,540,000 km. Therefore, 1221185627 / 29540000 = 41.3. Thus Nibiru’s magnetic strength is 41.3 times Jupiter’s. On a side note: Jupiter’s detectable magnetic field strength (4.28 gauss or 428 microtesia) is officially 20.4 times that of Saturn (0.21 G or 21 uT).
However, Saturn’s magnetic field reaches as far as its farthest natural moon, Titan, at 1,221,830 km. Therefore 29540000 / 1221830 = 24, which means Jupiter’s magnetic strength is more accurately 24 (not 20.4) times that of Saturn (assuming Saturn’s magnetic strength is accurate). Therefore Jupiter has 5.04G or 504uT. Since Nibiru is 41.3 times magnetically stronger than Jupiter then its detectable magnetic strength should be 208.15G or 20,815 uT. This also gives Nibiru about 1000 times Saturn’s magnetic strength (24 x 41.3 = 991.2) – no wonder it could tilt the ringed planet so easily over the past seven months since December 2010 when its massive magnetic field overtook it.
The Sun’s magnetic field reaches as far out as 7,311,000,000 km (about Pluto’s farthest distance or aphelion). Therefore dividing this by Nibiru’s magnetic field span: 7311000000 / 1221185627 = 5.99. Thus the Sun’s magnetic strength is 5.99 times Nibiru’s, and should then be 5.99 x 208.15 = 1,247 G or 124,700 uT (or approx 125 millitesia/mT).
Therefore Nibiru has to come 5.99 times closer to the Earth than the Sun to have an equal hold on our planet as our star, and closer than that to exceed the Sun’s hold. That distance Nibiru needs to reach is 149,598,000 km (1 AU) / 5.99 = 24,974,624 km. However, according to Nasa, on 16 October 2011 Elenin will reach a perigee of 34,706,736 km (0.232 AU) from Earth. Since Nibiru is travelling on Elenin’s orbital path at about the same speed and 8 AU behind it, we’ve estimated that it will reach perigee to Earth exactly one year after Elenin’s own perigee, on 16 October 2012. Its distance to the Earth then will also be more or less the same as Elenin, 0.232 AU or 34,706,736 km, which is 1.39 times the distance it needs to reach to equal the Sun’s grip. At that distance it will only be able to exert about 0.72 or 72% of the magnetic power of the Sun, relatively speaking, on the Earth.
This means it should potentially be able to tilt the Earth by an angle up to 72% away from its natural inclination during that time period (72% of 360 is 259.2). In addition, bearing in mind Nibiru’s black magnetic shell has a radius of 13,726,245 km means on that date the Earth could come within 20,980,491 km of it – perilously close by astronomical standards! See the timeline of Nibiru’s approach further below.
However, if we go by the recalculated 0.0004 AU or 59,839 km perigee according to a Nasa astrophysicist on Nasa’s now closed Buzz Room, and assume Nibiru comes as close as that, means it could approach 417 times closer than the required distance of magnetic equality and if it gets that close could therefore relatively attain 417 times the magnetic power of the Sun. However, Nibiru has a solid radius of at least 80,000 km (see below) so if it ever comes that close would directly collide with and obliterate the Earth! We can resolve this by suggesting that the 0.0004 AU perigee is that of the relatively minuscule Elenin, as stated by the scientist who calculated it, and the 0.232 AU perigee officially published by Nasa’s JPL is actually that of Nibiru in October 2012, not Elenin before it in October 2011.
Calculating the mean of the two extremely disparate perigees yields a distance very close to our distance of magnetic equality: 34706736 + 59839 / 2 = 17,383,288 km, which is only 1.4 times or 7,591,336 km closer than the distance of magnetic equality. At this mean distance of approx 17 million km, Nibiru should achieve about 1.44 times or 144% of the Sun’s magnetic influence, with the power to completely flip the Earth through 518.4.
Nibiru’s speed (forward velocity): the object’s speed at Jupiter orbit is 25,890.05 mph (at 1,000,000 km a day or 41,667 km/h or 11.57km/s). Jupiter’s speed at its orbit is 29,236.76 mph. Difference between Jupiter and Nibiru speed: 3,346.71 mph (A). Its speed at Saturn orbit is 18,123.53 mph (at 700,000 km a day or 29,167 km/h). Saturn’s speed at its orbit is 21,675.91 mph. Difference between Saturn speed and Nibiru speed: 3,552.38 mph (B). Difference between Nibiru speed at Saturn orbit and Nibiru speed at Jupiter orbit: 7,766.52 mph (C). Difference between Jupiter speed and Saturn speed: 7,560.85 mph (D).
Difference between Jupiter vs Nibiru speed (A) and Saturn vs Nibiru speed (B) is equal to difference between Nibiru’s acceleration from Saturn to Jupiter orbit (C) and speed difference between Jupiter and Saturn (D):
A (3346.71) – B (3552.38) = 205.67 mph
C (7766.52) – D (7560.85) = 205.67 mph. Therefore A – B = C – D.
Therefore Nibiru’s acceleration from Saturn orbit to Jupiter orbit is equal to (hypothetical) Jupiter acceleration from Saturn orbit to Jupiter orbit. This suggests: (1) that Nibiru has more mass than Jupiter and Saturn as it is slower than either of them at their orbits; and (2) the mass ratio between Jupiter and Saturn (3.34:1) is proportional to the mass ratio between Nibiru and Jupiter.
Nibiru’s spin speed (rotational velocity): Jupiter spin speed is 28,148.11 mph. Saturn spin speed is 22,058.68 mph. 28148.11/22058.68 = 1.28, thus Jupiter spins 1.28 times faster than Saturn. Perhaps Nibiru spins at about 36,029.58 mph, which is 1.28 times faster than Jupiter if we assume the 3.34:1 mass ratio presupposed above holds.
Nibiru’s solid mass: Based on their relative speed differences, we hypothesise that the Nibiru-Jupiter mass ratio is similar to the Jupiter-Saturn mass ratio. Jupiter mass is 317.8 Earth masses or 1/1047 Sun mass. Saturn mass is 95.152 Earth masses. Jupiter is 3.34 Saturn masses i.e. 317.8/95.152 = 3.34. Therefore Nibiru is hypothetically 3.34 (or 3 to 4) Jupiter masses = 11.1556 Saturn masses = 1061.452 Earth masses = 3.34/1047 or 1/313.473 or 0.00319 Sun mass. This is close to scientists’ estimate of the mass of a possible planet detected near or within the solar system called Tyche: “Whitmire and Matese speculate that the hypothesized planet could be up to four times the mass of Jupiter.”
Saturn orbit and the red arrow in the second image points to its position. Now you see it is clear that the asteroids are being attracted by and gathering around the magnetic connection between the Sun and Nibiru, as indicated by the red line of the arrow. See that they’re not concentrating towards Elenin, which is positioned more at 9.30-10.
The region where the asteroids are concentrated also marks the area that the magnetic and electric (or electromagnetic) connection between Nibiru and the Sun intersects the Earth’s orbit. The zone of intersection roughly occupies a quarter of Earth’s orbit, from around the 12 o’clock position in both images to the 9 o’clock point. This more or less corresponds to the first quarter of the year, from the beginning of January through to April 2011, with the mid-point around late February to early March. Notice the energies from Nibiru seemed to latch onto and concentrate on the Earth instead of the Sun during this period because our planet interrupted the connection. This is shown in the first screenshot by the small cluster of asteroids gathered on the Earth’s orbit surrounding the Earth, which is itself right in the middle of that cluster. The asteroids became attracted to the Earth because the magnetism was also being attracted.
But for small asteroids the risk is still significant as Michio Kaku so vividly explains in his video. Unlike risks from earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, or hurricanes, this is a risk we can predict exactly to the minute and even the second, decades in advance, once we have the necessary observations. Then we can either evacuate the impact zone or deflect the asteroid.
The urgent thing to do is to find the asteroids. If we know about a potential impact a decade in advance, a tiny nudge, only centimeters per second, will cause it to miss Earth completely. If it does a flyby in between, then it is even more sensitive. Apophis, before they proved it would miss, had to fly through a “gravitational keyhole” less than a kilometer in diameter in 2029 to hit Earth next time around. That means that a nudge of less than three microns per second would change its trajectory enough so that it would miss Earth next time around.
From 1 January, Earth entered the electromagnetic field lines between Sun and Nibiru. It was at this time that massive deaths of electromagnetically sensitive animals started to occur and escalate worldwide and people began to notice sudden and erratic fluctuations in their compasses. Then, on 11 January, the increased infusion of Nibiru’s reverse polarity magnetism caused Earth’s rotational axis to shift slightly, making the Sun rise two days early in Greenland. We are all well aware of the series of natural calamities and social upheavals that occurred over the course of this period, culminating in the immense 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan on 11 March. This documentary video gives a very good chronology of those events.
This same thing happened last year, when the majority of the disasters occurred between January and March , starting with the Haiti quake, followed by Chile’s 8.8 and then the Iceland volcano. This year, we’ve experienced a repeat of those events, only much more intense and greater in both magnitude and scope. Earth emerged from the region of the Nibiru-Sun connection in April but the effects lingered because it was still discharging the chaotic electromagnetism it had picked up during the transit. By about June, it had managed to rid itself of most of the charge, hence the disasters have relatively subsided. We are presently in a lull before the next wave, when Nibiru’s magnetosphere reaches us sometime in September/October.
As Nibiru emerges from behind the sun in its elongated, abnormal slingshot orbit, its effects here on Earth are being felt on many fronts. It’s a similar situation with climate change. In the media, climate change stories often seem polarized between climate deniers who claim that nothing will happen, and others who exaggerate this hugely. Many teenagers think that the world will explode or become too hot to live in, or in other ways become uninhabitable as a result.
Excerpt From Public Meeting on West Lake Landfill:
Dawn Chapman: The federal government is [the] responsible party on paper for what happens at West Lake Landfill.
Crowd Member #1: And Exelon.
Dawn Chapman: And Exelon will write the check for [inaudible] is our understanding.
Crowd Member #2: What about Mallinckrodt?
Chapman: Mallinckrodt when they entered into a contract with the DOE, the DOE took away all… Mallinckrodt signed away their ability to be charged in just about anything. They have immunity.
Josh Cunnings (Narrator): Thank you for tuning in to the EnviroNews USA news desk. I'm your host Josh Cunnings. Today, we pick up where we left off in our 15-part mini-series, Nuclear Power in Our World Today.
In episode one we discussed America's toxic legacy in the West concerning 15,000 abandoned uranium mines -- still open, and still left in ruin. In episode two, we discuss another Manhattan-era mess -- the uranium enrichment facility at Paducah, Kentucky.
In this third episode, we pick up the simply mind-opening interview between EnviroNews Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry and the esteemed nuclear expert, industry whistleblower, and expert witness Arnie Gundersen, with another Manhattan-era nightmare that remains unchecked. Here's that segment from the Gundersen interview:
Emerson Urry: Speaking about some of these accidents -- some of these releases that you don't hear about so much, one thing we are definitely hearing about right now is the contamination at Coldwater Creek in Missouri -- and certainly, the landfill -- the radioactive landfill that is on fire there -- of which Bill Gates is a majority shareholder in that company. Have you been following that issue at all in Missouri, and what does that look like at the moment? Sounds pretty scary.
Arnie Gundersen: Well, Fairewinds, just two days ago, put up a video about the fire at the St. Louis landfill, and it is frightening. And it's one of those situations where like Santa Susana, when all that stuff was dumped there, there were no major towns, there were no major suburbs -- but over the last 50 years, it's been surrounded by towns like Ferguson. It butts up against now, significant amounts of population. And what will happen there is as the fire gets close -- right now it's perhaps 700 feet away -- as the fire gets close, it will liberate radioactive radon, americium, [and] other material, into the air.
Urry: A very dangerous isotope (meaning americium).
Gundersen: Yes. Right now the fire is liberating all sorts of nasty chemicals because the dump that's on fire is a chemical dump, but as it approaches the area that's radioactive, we'll have those chemical releases as well as radon and other radioactive gasses. It's not good, and there are no good alternatives.
Urry: Is there any way they can stop it? I mean, is there any plan underway? We know that Bill Gates is involved in this company, and we also know that he is a huge proponent of fourth generation nuclear power and has huge ideas about basically turning Paducah, Kentucky into plutonium to power the planet for the next hundred years. Is he engaged at all? Is he involved? Are there strategies to actually stop this fire? Or is just kind of, well…
Gundersen: Yeah. It's not being handled by commercial ventures. There may be commercial liability at the end of this, but Department of Energy has been there for three or four years -- and there are no good solutions. I had thought, why don't they just build a trench between the radioactive and the non-radioactive to prevent the fire? But the problem with that is that if the trench is there, it's going to allow oxygen to get into the fire, and release even more toxic stuff. So, right now, it's Department of Energy, and they're putting injection wells, and trying to squirt stuff in it. By the way, they don't even call it a fire. If they call it a "fire," there's liability. If they call it an "underground combustion," it's not. So, you will not get any of the authorities to admit, that all that smoke and all that heat is actually coming from a "fire."
Urry: So, we've heard that actually several months from now the fire would make its way directly to the radioactive heaps that are there. What would that look like? Would it be a full-scale nuclear meltdown essentially? What does that look like if it actually makes its way to that waste?
Gundersen: What's in the dump are the leftovers -- the dregs from all of the uranium that was processed there in 1940, '41, '42. What that means is that the americium and other things are decaying away to radon, and it'll be an increased amount of radon gas -- which is highly radioactive and carcinogenic, being liberated -- because all that heat will push the radon gasses up. (EnviroNews Editors' Note: Gundersen informed EnviroNews he intended to say Americium is "decaying away to radium" in this passage.)
It's not a meltdown, and it's not highly enriched uranium like we have in a nuclear reactor. It's what's left over after they stripped out the highly enriched uranium. But there's so much of it, and as the soil gets hot, like I said, it's going to drive off an enormous amount of alpha emitters like radon.
Cunnings: To be frank, St. Louis has been absolutely hammered with radiation -- so much so, that even the Missouri State Department of Health has even acknowledged several cancer clusters in the Coldwater Creek area that Urry mentioned in the interview.
Excerpt No. 1 From Archival KSDK (Missouri-Based NBC Affiliate) Investigative Report No. 1:
KSDK News Anchor Mike Bush: There are radioactive secrets beneath the banks and waters of a North County creek that may be linked to a staggering number of cancers, illnesses and birth defects. As the ITeam's Leisa Zigman reports tonight, in just four square-miles there are three reported cases of conjoined twins and cancer rates that one data expert says is statistically impossible.
Former KSDK Reporter Leisa Zigman: The inviting currents of Coldwater Creek wind through miles of North County neighborhoods, parks and schools.
Karen Nickel: Why are all these people in North County sick?
Zigman: Strange coincidence? Or, was something else at play? Another classmate is now a professor of statistics at Northwestern University and she ran her own analysis. She says the likelihood of so many of her peers having cancer is .00000001 -- a statistical improbability. Connected by Facebook, high school and illness, they made a startling discovery: the creek where they played as children carried a secret.
Cunnings: When the bomb rush began, the government needed a contractor that was qualified and capable of purifying uranium to the highest possible degree, and those contracts ended up going to a company named Mallinckrodt.
Excerpt No. 2 From Archival KSDB Investigative Report No. 1:
Zigman: In the 1940s Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in downtown St. Louis purified thousands of tons of uranium to make the first atomic bombs. But the process also generated enormous amounts of radioactive waste. Citing national security, the government quietly ordered the material moved to North St. Louis County in 1947. 21 acres of airport land became a dumping site where a toxic mixture of uranium, thorium and radium sat uncovered or in barrels. In the 60s government documents noted contents from the rusting barrels were seeping into nearby Coldwater Creek -- and by the 90s the government confirmed unsafe levels of radioactive materials in the water.
Janelle Wright: You're having to grasp this idea that there was something wrong that nobody knew about -- our parents didn't know. Janelle and the 2,000 people now on her Coldwater Creek Facebook page, wonder if, over the years, they breathed in radioactive dust that blew in from the dump, or swallowed small amounts of toxic creek water.
Wright: It's just too surreal that this many people are sick.
Zigman: Some of the same nuclear waste that contaminated Coldwater Creek, ended up at the West Lake Landfill in Earth City.
Excerpt From Archival KSDB Investigative Report #2:
Zigman: The majority of St. Louisans that get their water from the Missouri River have most likely never heard of the West Lake Landfill -- but they should. Since 1973 8,000 tons of nuclear waste has been decaying at this landfill no protective liner to separate it from groundwater. As frightened homeowners plead for help, I take an in-depth look at whether the EPA's latest assurances can be trusted. To understand the depth's of concern…
Crowd Member #3: It's shameful! Shameful!
Zigman: Just look at the faces of those who wanted EPA officials to hear them.
Crowd Member #4: I am sicker than a dog.
Nickel: Autoimmune diseases, autism, Alzheimer's….
Zigman: Karen Nickel, who battles lupus, believes she too is sick because of the nuclear waste dumped here nearly 40 years ago.
Nickel: West Lake especially is a ticking time bomb right now.
Zigman: The origins of the waste date back to the Manhattan Project and the creation of the first atomic weapons. Enormous amounts of uranium were purified at Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in downtown St. Louis. The process generated piles of nuclear waste that the government sent to disposal sites near the airport. In the 70s about 8,000 tons of uranium, thorium and radium were dumped at West Lake.
Robert E. Criss, Ph.D.: There's a high groundwater table. There's people nearby. It's really stupid. It's a stupid place for it.
Zigman: But Criss, a geochemist at Washington University, says few things are as absurd as burying this waste in a substandard landfill, in a floodplain, in an urban area.
Criss: This material can kill you and you don't even know, practically until you're dead.
Zigman: Five years ago in 2008, the EPA decided to put a cap on the landfill and cover it with layers of clay, rock and dirt. The problem according to Criss is that this stuff gets more toxic over time, and that it lasts for billions of years. There was such a public outcry that the EPA wasn't moving the stuff out of Missouri, that the Agency decided to conduct more tests. The latest test, made public two weeks ago, show 25 wells are contaminated with high levels of radium.
Zigman (to EPA Official): Do you understand how alarmed the public is with this radioactive material in a floodplain in an urban area?
EPA Official (to Zigman): People are not drinking the water that has the low levels of radium at the site.
Zigman (to EPA Official): What about air? What about breathing it in?
EPA Official: The radon? Radon comes out of the ground everywhere. It's a naturally occurring element. It does come out of the ground a little bit more from this landfill, but it dissipates pretty quickly.
Zigman: Those at this meeting were not comforted by what the EPA had to say, especially because those water samples were taken this summer during the drought -- and the government paid the companies responsible for cleaning up the mess to conduct the tests.
Nickel: I guess me, just being a plain old citizen thinks, "Ok, well if you know it's dangerous, chop chop! Get it done!"
Zigman: The EPA plans on doing more tests before issuing a final decision. One quick note about my report last night into the contamination of Coldwater Creek: The Facebook page that has been set up to collect cancer data was inundated after the story aired. In 24 hours nearly 1,000 new visitors registered on the site to learn more.
Cunnings: Mallinckrodt, one of America's original chemical companies, ran several uranium-processing facilities around the Midwest, and was responsible for some unbelievable mucks. The West Lake Landfill is part of that toxic legacy, but the waste that was chucked by the wayside there was never supposed to have made its way into the landfill to begin with. Still, no one has ever bothered to ever clean up that part of the dump.
Excerpt From CBS News Report:
CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley: In another important story, we've been reporting on an unusual number of rare cancers near an old nuclear waste dump outside St. Louis. Well tonight, the folks that live nearby have a more immediate worry. There is a fire burning underground -- possibly within 1,000 feet of the nuclear waste. And Vinita Nair is following this.
Karen Nickel at Public Meeting: We are sick! Our kids are sick! And we're dying!
CBS Reporter Vinita Nair: Hundreds of people jammed into a Bridgeton union hall last night demanding to know if nuclear waste sitting in their local landfill could lead to disaster.
Crowd Member #5: We don't go outside. We don't open our windows.
Dawn Chapman in Crowd: You can't 100 percent guarantee that we're ok.
Nair: The nuclear waste was illegally dumped in the landfill in the 1970s. It was the byproduct of processing uranium for America's nuclear weapons program. An underground fire has been slowly burning at the landfill for five years. Residents are worried the fire could ignite the nuclear material that's about 1,000 feet away. The Environmental Protection Agency and the landfill owner, Republic Services, insist that's not true.
Russ Knocke is the company's spokesman. Nair (to Russ Knocke): Are you guys 100 percent sure that the underground fire will never touch the waste.
Knocke (to Nair): We are confident that the Bridgeton landfill is in a managed state.
Nair: Missouri's Attorney General is not so confident. He is suing Republic Services saying his experts tell him it's possible the underground burn could reach the nuclear material in three to six months. Ed Smith, from the non-profit Missouri Coalition for the Environment, says if the underground fire meets the nuclear material, he fears an environmental emergency.
Ed Smith: It's not some wild speculation that if there's a fire, which will disturb the surface of the landfill, that we would see the radioactivity move offsite.
Nair: Just this month, the county notified residents of an evacuation plan in case nuclear material is released. Dawn Chapman is a mother of three who lives less than two miles from the landfill.
Chapman: How dare they come out and tell us everything's safe when they don't know what it is, or where it is, and how much they have.
Nair: This scenario has never happened before, so at this point there is a lot of educated guessing going on. Scott, that is little comfort to the residents here.
Cunnings: The West Lake situation has a bunch of citizens up in arms in some frightful arms in, and around, the St. Louis area.
Mixed Sound-Bites From Various Concerned St. Louis Residents (Mostly Moms):
Resident #1: We don't know who to believe. We don't know anything. I mean, this is scary!
Resident #2: I'm afraid of cancer. I'm afraid of my kids and grandkids getting sick and dying.
Resident #3: The cancer rates in this area are just through the roof. Our children are suffering. That's the biggest reason I'm here, is for our children and their future.
Resident #4: I'm afraid that the fire is going to reach the radioactive material and there is going to be a disaster.
Robbin Dailey: I'm afraid of… Really, you know, I don't know what I'm afraid of anymore. They've destroyed my quality of life. I still continue to be exposed to radon and benzene, as they slowly release it in the air. I have no more value in my home. So, really, I don't have anything to fear anymore. I am a person with a cause to regain my quality of life -- to regain my property value -- to regain the health of my community, and that's where I'm going to start at -- with every breath I've got left in me -- to fight for this radwaste to be removed.
Resident #5: We've been fighting for three years folks. Join us in the effort to clean up this radiotoxic waste from West Lake Landfill.
Resident #6: As a resident of Spanish Village -- we have been dealing with this -- we have been sheltering in our homes for over five years. We can't open our windows. Our eyes burn when we walk outside. We vomit when we get out of our cars. This is what we've been dealing with. We know there's something in that dirt. Where they are telling us it is at… And then they are telling us now -- the Attorney General saying it's outside the perimeter of the property. Why would it not be right there in the middle then? It didn't jump over what's on fire. But they won't test it. They haven't tested it. We don't know what's burning right now. We don't know what's going into those flares right now. We have no clue.
Mark Deitrich of St. Louis County's Office of Emergency Management: We won't know how far anything is going to reach, until the even happens. I mean, I understand that that's not an answer that you want to hear.
Cole Kelley: This is not just limited to Hazelwood and Bridgeton. You've got highly densely populated areas of St. Louis County, and people aren't even aware that this is existing. We are doing a disservice to the residents of St. Louis County by not educating them that this is going on. (Applause)
Resident #7: Since I moved here in June with my four children -- and we are packing up and leaving in a few weeks -- and everybody in my community that I have told thinks that I am crazy to believe that there's nuclear waste next door. It needs to come from a public official. It can't come from a Facebook page. They don't believe it. (Applause)
Resident #8: Since I received a letter from the Orchard Farms School District… It was so vague and… Who is feeding the school district the information? It said, "there's a hazardous waste situation." That's bogus. Hazardous waste can be, you know, disposable nail polish remover. This is so major.
Deitrich: It's best to stay inside. That is the best advice that any… coming from the CDC…
State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (to Deitrich): Are you familiar with Bhopal India?
Deitrich (to Chappelle-Nadal): Yes I am.
Chappelle-Nadal (to Deitrich): 1984. And on December 2, these people were not aware of what that chemical company was doing, and they stayed in shelter, and then tens of thousands of those people died. People still have to breathe. For you to say that shelter-in-place is the right thing to do without having any other precautious -- without knowing the jet stream [and] how it's moving -- without talking to any of these first responders on how they're going to do… [or] which neighborhood goes first… It is uncalled for and disrespectful to the people who live in this region for you to not have a better plan.
Cunnings: To the best of our knowledge, Bill Gates himself, happens to be one of the largest stockholder in Republic Services, the company that currently owns the mess. Perhaps, Gates should consider cleaning up just this one nuclear mess, before attempting to fast-breed Paducah, Kentucky into plutonium to power the planet for the next 100 years -- just a thought.
Excerpt From the Documentary Safe Side of the Fence:
Interviewer Dick Welsch (to Paul Mitchell): They didn't try to inform you about the potential dangerous of this stuff?
Paul Mitchell, Former Mallinckrodt Employee (to Dick Welsch): Oh no. Nobody never, ever, never, never, never… I wouldn't have worked there, and I don't think anybody else would. Nobody even knew what uranium was. They might as well have said they was producing coffee down there. I wouldn't have known any difference.
Sound Bite From Public Meeting:
Karen Nickel: The best-case scenario is the fire is going to burn for five years per Republic Services. Five -- more -- years!
People that are trying to live a simpler lifestyle sometimes struggle with where to begin. Here are 26 steps to self sufficiency that anyone can do with not too much effort; just make sure you have a well thought out plan so that you do not become overwhelmed.
This is the basic building block for anyone looking to walk a simpler path in life in the modern world. Especially with rising fuel costs and resulting food costs increases it is imperative to minimize the impact on a families financial situation. More and more of the average families monthly income is slowly being eroded by the cost of just putting food on the table. I understand a lot of people do not have a lot of land to totally grow their own food but there are many options available to grow in small footprint and help at least offset the cost of groceries. Besides it also helps develop ones skills for any future plans.
This goes hand in hand with planting a garden, a garden will produce way to much food at one time for any family to consume it all before it goes to waste. Having the skills to be able to preserve what you produce is imperative for a families long term self sufficiency. If your garden is to small at the moment to produce enough food to put away in the pantry there are other options available. Search out and visit farmers markets, talk to the farmers about buying in bulk which can save you some money. Ask the farmers about gleaning the fields after harvest time. A lot of farmers will allow people to harvest produce that has been leftover and missed after the commercial harvesting is done. Look into a local produce supplier for restaurants. Most of them have a walk in window where people can go in and buy bulk produce. You can buy a 25 pound case of tomatoes for about 18 dollars right now which is a huge cost savings over the grocery store and that would make quite a few jars of spaghetti sauce.
Have you seen how much both fresh and dried herbs are at the grocery store are? It’s insane. The amount of space needed to raise a small herb garden is minimal and there is nothing like fresh herbs.
Dehydrating Food and Canning go hand in hand. The options you have with a dehydrator is only limited by your imagination. You can make jerky, fruit roll ups, dehydrate eggs, etc. Fruits make a tasty healthy snack for young and old. Most locations in the country have local orchards that are a great place to buy fruits cheaply and dehydrated apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon last a long time on the pantry shelf and are delicious.
Growing up as a child in a small city in western New York we did not have a very large yard, but we did have a garden space and perennials that supplied a food source each year with no work on our part. Asparagus, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Jerusalem Artichokes. etc.
Along with strawberries also plant raspberries, blackberries, blueberries etc.. They do not take up a lot of space and will produce fresh and tasty fruits year after year
with modern day dwarf varieties that are available on the market today you can plant a few fruit trees that with pruning and training will be bountiful in several years without taking up much room at all.
Buy heirloom open-pollinated seeds and learn to save the seeds from this years produce to be able to plant next year. I know of families that have been passing their seed stock down through the family for over 100 years and haven’t had to buy a seed ever.
The amount of space required by a small flock of chickens or rabbit hutch is minimal and is a great source for nutrients for you and your backyard farm. There is nothing better than making breakfast or a cake with eggs fresh from the source. Plus they are a great asset with help keeping bugs and insects in check and will gladly take care of any extra vegetables or fruit from the garden for you.
People think compost is smelly and disgusting. If your compost is creating a nuisance smell, you are doing it wrong. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of food Americans buy ends up in the trash heap. Any waste from leftovers either goes into to the compost pile by either being fed to the chickens and after working its way through the chickens ends up in the compost bin or we will put it directly in the piles. All raked leaves, newspaper, cardboard, weeds, grass clippings etc goes directly into our compost pile.
Touching on the estimate of amount of food thrown out, learn to cook only what someone is able to eat. Unless you are making a big pot of chili to can and put in the pantry, why use all the time, energy and money to make something that you will end up throwing away.
The average American has lost touch with what food actually is. Most people think that food comes out of a box and sadly it usually does for a large percentage of Americans in today’s world. Pick up several basic cookbooks and experiment with turning your backyard bounty into healthy, nutritious and tasty meals for your family.
Cider, Wine and Beer. They are simple to make and you can make them for a fraction of what it costs to buy the mass produced product available in the stores today. I listed them in the order that I believe is the easiest to make in your own home. Wine you can make out of just about anything, even things that you would never think of such as tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin and dandelions. Experimenting is half the fun in my opinion.
Wild game is a great way to add a healthy protein option into your home for not a lot of money. There is nothing I like better than a nice lean venison steak or a cornmeal battered catfish fish fry. You can easily can wild game as well in a pressure canner to make it shelf stable.
This is one of the projects of the short list of things I want to do. From a sustainability stand point bees are the little helpers of the garden and orchard that most people despise out of fear. These little workers will pollinate your plants, produce fresh honey, create bees wax for soap making, candle making, furniture polish, etc..
In a few hours you can quickly establish a rain water collection system. One inch of rain will give you .6 gallons of water per square foot of roof space. Depending on your space and average rain fall you can build a simple 50 gallon system up to several thousand gallons. We use our rainwater for watering the garden and animals and it costs us nothing except for the initial cost of the system.
Dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream are going through the roof right now and it is one of the simpler things to make in your kitchen. It is a fun project to get the kids involved with as well.
There are several grinders on the market today that will easily convert wheat berries into whole flour. The added benefit is wheat berries if properly stored will last much longer than flour in the pantry and you have the added benefit of capturing all the nutritional value of the wheat. Not the bleached product available on the market today that has been processed so much there is little if any nutritional value left in it. You can also grind your own cornmeal to make corn bread with. There is nothing better than a thick slab of homemade bread that you created from a raw product lathered with your own homemade butter.
One of the largest electrical drains on a homes monthly electric bill is the electric dryer. The average consumer spends money on chemicals and products to mimic that fresh spring smell. Guess what, you can hang your clothes up on a clothes line, save money on electricity and get that fresh spring smell for free!
Hand soap. dish detergent and laundry detergent can be made for pennies on the dollar compared to the mass produced product available on the market today. There was a news report recently where Tide is becoming a hot commodity for theft by shoplifting because of the rise in prices.
Worms are another little helper around the homestead that are worth their weight in gold. They help compost and is one of the best ways to help enrich your soil. You can use them to create a fertilizer tea that is one of the best organic fertilizers you can use in your backyard. You could also start a worm business to sell to sporting good stores and fisherman to create a little extra cash flow.
Smoking meats, vegetables and cheeses is a great hobby and adds a tremendous amount of flavor for next to nothing that will be a welcome addition to your recipes and meals.
For me this is simple, I have had a buzz cut since I was born and for the cost of a decent pair of clippers you can save the 20 dollars a month it costs to lower your ears.
I hate throwing things out. I don’t consider myself a pack rat but if I can use a item for another purpose I will do it. It saves on a trash bill and will save on the cost of purchasing something new.
Debt is slavery. We as citizens spend way to much of our hard earned dollars on interest. This is more difficult than it sounds though. We were finally able to get rid of our credit cards 6 years ago and don’t buy something unless we can save the money to afford it.
This can be as expensive as someone is willing to spend. Most people think alternative energy means solar panels but something as simple as installing a wood stove would have a huge impact on your heating bill and dependency on foreign oil. The nice thing about wood heat is that it has the ability to heat you twice, the day you cut and split it and the day you burn it. You just can’t beat the heat from a wood stove in my opinion.