[ RadSafe ] New Anti-Nuke Twist - Nuclear radiation depletes the ozone layer, will eventually destroy planet’s oxygen

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 16:54:06 CDT 2015

Am sure that this is not true, but you should be aware that this new
twist is being spread around the net.   What can any of you say about
Walter Russel's 1957 book?

Roger Helbig

Nuclear radiation depletes the ozone layer, will eventually destroy
planet’s oxygen

by Christina MacPherson

BREAKDOWN The protective layer of ozone around the Earth filters out
solar and cosmic rays and prevents them from reaching our planet.
Ozone surrounds the Earth in a layer between six and thirty miles
above sea level. It is formed when light rays strike molecules of
oxygen, which is 02, and causes them to break into two separate oxygen
atoms, or an 0 and 0. An atom of oxygen then combines with a molecule
of oxygen and forms ozone which is 03. It breaks down again and then
recombines again. And so on; unless it is interfered with.  Radiation
interrupts the process of ozone formation.

1957 - Walter Russell published his book Atomic Suicide, whose
principle message was that the development of the nuclear weaponry and
nuclear industry, if it continued, would eventually destroy the
planet’s oxygen.

“The element of surprise which could delay the discovery of the great
danger, and thus allow more plutonium piles to come into existence, is
the fact that scientists are looking near the ground for fallout
dangers. The greatest radioactive dangers are accumulating from eight
to twelve miles up in the stratosphere. The upper atmosphere is
already charged with death-dealing radioactivity, for which it has not
yet sent us the bill. It is slowly coming and we will have to pay for
it in another century, even if atomic energy plants ceased today.”

(Russell, Walter and Lao. Atomic Suicide? University of Science and
Philosophy. Virginia 1957 p. 18)

1982 and 1984 - Two German reports conclude that radioactive krypton,
which is released in the daily operation of nuclear plants and through
the reprocessing of used reactor fuel elements, is affecting the
distribution of the electric fields in the atmosphere.

1987 - The ozone hole is twice as large as the U.S. It is discovered
that ozone is not only diminishing over the south pole but globally.

1987 - 1988 - Consensus has it that various man-made chemicals are the
sole cause of ozone breakdown; especially compounds of chlorine
(CFC’s) and bromine (from halon fire extinguishers) and there was an
attempt to implicate hair spray and refrigerators.  A leading
authority on the ozone problem, NASA’s Dr. Robert Watson, admitted
many scientists were “baffled” by findings of ozone depletion even in
areas where CFC’s action was negligible. He called the extent of the
hole’s growth “absolutely unexpected”.

April 6, 1989 - “Scientists reported yesterday that for the first time
they have detected an increase in “biologically relevant” levels of
ultraviolet radiation reaching the ground as a result of the ozone
hole over the Antarctica.”  This is the first indication that the
depletion of ozone is beginning to cause the potentially harmful
effect that has long been predicted.” (The Washington Post 4/6/89)

Late 1990 - University of California researchers publish their
findings that phytoplankton are reproducing less profusely than
before. Observing the plankton in the Belingshausen Sea (in the
Antarctic) they found that increased UV appears to be suppressing the
phytoplankton’s productivity by 6 to 12%.

1992 - Both NASA and The World Meteorological Society reported 10 to
25% ozone depletion measured over the northern United States, Canada,
Europe and the Antarctic; and the ozone hole is now three times the
size of the United States.

1994 - An article in a German journal Strahlentelex (March 3, 1994)
argues that the nuclear industry is responsible for the hole in the
ozone. The authors, Giebel and Sternglass explain that radioactive
gases like krypton-85 from nuclear plants and from the recycling of
spent fuel go up to the stratosphere where they create water droplets
from the moisture which in turn form ice crystals which enhance the
destruction of the ozone by the fluorohydrocarbons.
(Krypton-85 has a half-life of 10.7 years and a whole life of 217 years.)

March 1996 - The World Meteorological Agency reports “the extremely
worrying” development of an unprecedented 45 percent ozone thinning
over Greenland, Scandinavia and Western Siberia.

Summer 1997 - Research from the Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Program find “krill abundance in the Antarctic Peninsula region is
down 60 to 90 percent since the early

Christina MacPherson | September 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm | Categories: 2
WORLD, environment, Reference | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-kCv

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