US Govt. to Irradiate Humans Entering CountryConsistent with its disregard for the safety and health of humans and the rest of the planet, the Department of Homeland Security has decided to proceed with the gamma irradiation of people passing through US ports of entry to detect hidden explosives.
Consistent with its disregard for the safety and health of humans and the rest of the planet, the Department of Homeland Security has decided to proceed with the gamma irradiation of people passing through US ports of entry to detect hidden explosives.
Exposing people to gamma radiation will not deter potential terrorists but will expose large numbers of people to potentially harmful radiation. If someone wanted to actually blow something up in the US they would not likely bring the explosives with them through a US port. They would simply purchase or manufacture it once in the US. The explosives could also be shipped separately inside any of the shipping containers or trucks that enter the US each day.
Deployment of this technology is already underway and will continue at various land ports and sea ports of entry throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. It is envisioned that all ports are candidates for deployment of this technology in the future.
“The immediate consequence of human exposure to gamma radiation is called radiation sickness. The effects may occurwithin hours or days following exposure. Depending on the amountand duration of exposure, health problems range from nausea, fatigue,vomiting, diarrhea, loss of hair, hemorrhages, infections, to death. Radiation injuries that may occur months to years after exposure are categorized as somatic effects. They include sterility or reduced fertility, leukemia, and other forms of cancer.” – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
You do have an opportunity to let the Feds know what you think about it.
The final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) relative to the gamma imaging inspection system employed by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection at various sea and land ports of entry is now available to the general public and comments are being accepted for the next 30 days. Copies of the Final PEA and FONSI may be obtained by writing, telephoning, or e-mailing, respectively, as follows:
Attn: Mr. Thomas Nelson
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1575
Washington, DC 20229
or online at: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/legal (click on Recent Federal Register Notices)
When we get our copy we will post it here.