August 29th 2008 – This is one of the biggest atomic scandals in Europe EVER!
ONE WEEK after radioactive Iodine 131 was released into the environment from the Belgian factory in Fleurus [map] officals informed the people living in the City Fleurus about the accident. Source
This is the website of the scandal factory which released the radioactive Iodine 131 – view it HERE
The factory is part of the manufacturer IRE – world’s 2nd important producer of radio isotopes.
Iodine 131 has a half life of 28 days – then it becomes Xenon 131. Iodine 131 gets absorbed by the body and concentrates inside of the thyorid. It can cause thyroid cancer and a lifelong hormone therapy with additional removal of the parathyroid. Just like it happened to many children after the Chernobyl atomic reactor explosion in 1986. Thyroid cancer is the only illness the IAEA accepts as an illness caused by radiation. The IAEA denies any link between any other kinds of disease, death or mutation and radiation.
Belgian police warnes the people living in Fleurus of eating vegetables and fruits and not to drink water from wells or milk from cows. The warning takes effect for a 5 km radius around the IRE factory.
Belgian Nuclear Safety Agency (AFCN – web) categorises the accident as a 3 in the international index (maxiumum is 7). This is the worst Belgian accident of all times.
On Tuesday the production inside at the IRE factory was stopped. First reactions from IRE officals: No harm for the people or environment – that changed after examinations of the grass near the factory. The Safety Agency suddenly changed their mind and called for an emergency meeting in the main capital Brussels.
Result: For the 2nd time the European emergency system was activated (ECURIE). The first time was here:
Atomic Alert in the EU – Slovenia
The reaction of the civil major of Fleurus: “The people are concerned – this is normal”
Will the people in Fleurus file a suit against IRE or the officals? Maybe, but will they have success? Probably not, because after the Three Mile Island accident in the U.S. the victims also tried to go to law, but the IAEA protested. Did the WHO intervene? No, because the WHO does have a gag contract with the IAEA since 1959 – so, the WHO is under pressure by the IAEA, not to publish illness-caused-by-radiation-numbers, without the OK of the IAEA.
Until next time, have a look at all these European atomic scandals:
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Uranium solution leaked out from French atomic power plant! – Operator: AREVA
Again! – Uranium leaked out from French atomic power plant! Operator: AREVA
100 French workers contaminated!
French atomic power plant: Worker contaminated with radiation – Again
Switzerland: Two workers contaminated in Atomic Power plant!
Germany’s waste disposal ASSE II – a ticking time bomb
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