[ RadSafe ] Apparently large amount of Radon in Natural Gas Release near Los Angeles

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 21:06:53 CST 2016

Here is how news and anti-nukes are playing this, ignoring the fact
that this appears to be naturally occuring radioactive material and
has nothing to do with nuclear power or weapons

Roger Helbig

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: nuclear-news <comment-reply at wordpress.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 6:18 PM
Subject: [New post] Massive gas blowout in Los Angeles now releasing
radioactive material
To: rwhelbig at gmail.com

Christina MacPherson posted: "TV: Radioactive material reportedly now
being released from massive gas blowout in LA — Byproduct of Uranium —
Expert: “A lot” has been detected in area… Very dangerous… May be
coming up from ground into people’s homes — Official: Levels can cause
Respond to this post by replying above this line

Massive gas blowout in Los Angeles now releasing radioactive material

by Christina MacPherson

TV: Radioactive material reportedly now being released from massive
gas blowout in LA — Byproduct of Uranium — Expert: “A lot” has been
detected in area… Very dangerous… May be coming up from ground into
people’s homes — Official: Levels can cause “significant long-term
health effects” (VIDEO)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Jan 8, 2016: Their animals are dying… their
fish are dying in their fish bowls, their dogs are dying, their cats
are getting sick. And their children are getting sick — they’re
suffering nose bleeds, they’re suffering terrible debilitating
migraine headaches, asthma attacks, respiratory infections, eye
infections, ear infections, stomach ailments… The health impact — it’s
not just methane coming out of that hole… This is global crisis, more
importantly this is a local crisis. Because not only do you have
methane — you have benzene, toluene, xylene, which are carcinogenic.
You have hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide — which are neurotoxic,
which can injure your brain, affect memory, injure your kidneys, your
liver, your other bodily organs. There’s also a lot of radon gas being
measured in the area. People believe — we don’t know if this is true —
the gas that is leaking at 2 miles deep is now coming out and pushing
that radon up into people’s living rooms, their bedrooms, their

Lawyers and Settlements, Jan 7, 2016: The leak has caused a continuous
flow of gases and fluids. Methane alone is leaking 100,000 pounds per
hour, according to Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer. Along with
that greenhouse gas is methyl mercaptans (odorants added to gas to aid
in leak detection) and aromatic hydrocarbons. More concernedly, health
officials have identified benzene and radon, both known carcinogens.

CBS LA, Dec 11, 2015: Dr. Cyrus Rangan, the Director of Toxicology and
Assessment for the county, came to CBS2/KCAL9 to answer questions….
It’s been reported that radon is being released…  “This is a
theoretical possibility,” Dr. Rangan said, “and when you’re addressing
a problem that might be several hundred or even several thousand feet
deep, you might generate what are called preferential pathways for
something like radon, beneath the Earth’s surface, to make its way up
to the surface. So primarily our concern about radon is from the
worker’s exposure, for the people actually doing the repair job. If we
find radon there, we can address the situation. And if radon does
exist in the work site then we may need to have to look at the
residential community and monitor for it.”

Lawyers and Settlements, Dec 12, 2015: There is the issue of radon, a
naturally occurringbyproduct of uranium… as SoCalGas and its partners
bore into the ground in an attempt to stem a leak that is unleashing a
constant cloud of gas into the atmosphere, radon has crept into the

Robert Kennedy Jr, Dec 17, 2015: Public officials and the gas industry
have a tricky and deceptive way of saying things. Methane itself is
not dangerous… methane is an indicator that other gases are involved,
including radon and benzene, both carcinogenic and very dangerous… gas
can escape through any perforation in the earth and on the way up to
the surface, it can encounter the aquifers underground, where it will
leave behind chemicals, including benzene and radon.

Erin Brockovich, Dec 22, 2015: [B]enzene and radon [are] the
carcinogens that are commonly found in natural gas.

Los Angeles Daily News, Dec 2, 2015: [R]adon gas, which may
potentially be released during repair operations, is also a concern
[L.A. County Department of Public Health Interim Director Cynthia
Harding] said.

Los Angeles Times, Dec 2, 2015: Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael
D. Antonovich said a new report by county public health officials had
concluded that since the gas leak has continued for so long, emissions
levels could produce “significant long-term health effects, including
cancer.” Antonovich said the report had identified benzene as the
“chemical of greatest concern,” because it is known to cause cancer.
It also cited concerns about radon, another known carcinogen.

KPCC, Dec 9, 2015: Public Health Director Cynthia Harding told members
of the Board of Supervisors in a Dec. 1 letter [that radon] could also
be released as the leak is repaired.

Los Angeles Times, Dec 20, 2015: Health officials are also concerned
that the company’s attempt to fix the leak by drilling into the ground
to construct a relief well could release radon, a radioactive,
naturally occurring and odorless gas that is found in geologic
formations and causes lung cancer.

Watch an interview with Robert Kennedy here

Christina MacPherson | January 12, 2016 at 2:18 am | Categories:
incidents, USA | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-lDB

Comment    See all comments

Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from nuclear-news.
Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions.

Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser:

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

More information about the RadSafe mailing list