A leaking natural gas well is spewing LETHAL LEVELS of naturally-occurring Uranium, Radon and other radioactive materials into the air around Los Angeles. Parts of the city may be "uninhabitable" for years!
In October, 2015, a gas well began leaking in the Aliso Canyon gas storage field, in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. Now, it has been revealed that naturally-occurring radiation from ground Uranium, has also been spewing out of that leaking well and so much has come out, that the situation constitutes a "Massive Radiation Emergency." The photo below shows how severe the well is leaking. The photo is INFRA-RED so you can see the otherwise invisible gas:
As you can see from the image above, the leak is huge, and the plume of gas stretches literally for MILES above heavily populated and wealthy areas of Los Angeles.
Southern California Gas is trying to seal the leak, but things aren't going as planned. Below is a graphic showing how the Company hopes to seal the leak:
The trouble is that the volume of gas is coming out so forcefully, it has been described as being "like a volcano" and all efforts to shut the leak down have thus far failed. Sadly, those efforts have only served to "destabilize the well" causing other leaks to begin in other areas of the gas field. Late last week, officials described the leak as "totally out of control."
According to experts from the International Association for Protection from Ionizing Rays (AIPRI) in France, lethal levels of naturally-occurring radiation are coming out of the well and people will die from that radiation.
The “methane” coming out of the well is usually called Natural Gas. It normally contains “natural radioactive materials” that are made in the inside of exploding stars. They are things like Uranium 238 and Radon which have been here since the planet was formed. They are in the very dirt of the Earth and thus are in natural gas, naturally. You can’t have one without the other.
AIPRI notes the rogue well is spewing huge amounts of Natural Gas and about 1.91 Curie an hour maximum of natural radioactive material in the natural gas. Not much, you think? That is about 45.95 Curies per day. It is a really, really big leak of natural gas and the radiation it always carries.
A Curie is a unit of measure used in the United States to describe very large radioactive releases easily and this is a very big radioactive release.
The French Becquerel is a much more human sized unit of measure for radiation. One Becquerel is one Radioactive Disintegration (Count) per Second. One Curie equals 37 Billion Becquerels or Radioactive Counts per Second. One point Seven Trillion Becquerels per day spew from the Natural Gas well. That’s a number with a bunch of Zeros – a real Fukushima-class disaster number, right here in the USA.
From Europe, AIPRI finds:
“In 80 days of viscous and gaseous fumes at a breakneck pace of 1.7 million m3 per day (1115 tons per day at a rate of 46 tons per hour escape from the underground storage), 136 million m3 Natural gas dispersed in the air could carry with them having TBq 301.24 (3,01E14 Bq) is 8.14 KCI natural radioactivity for respirable (breathable) emanation of 12.060 Million Sieverts is equivalent 2.41 million potential lethal doses by inhalation according to the same dose coefficients from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).”
Recently, however, officials in California began to publicly acknowledge that the amount of gas spewing from the well had been dramatically under-estimated. In fact, officials now admit that THREE TIMES AS MUCH GAS has been leaking as originally thought!
Using the same analysis from the AIPRI and the ICRP but with the newest numbers as to the amount of gas leaking, AIPRI amended their report to say the following:
If the leak, as it is now admitted, is actually 3 times greater i.e. 5.1 million m3 of effluent per day (3346 tons per day), with the same content per meter cube of radon 222 the natural radionuclides contained in the underground gas would skyrocket to 30.75 MBq (3.53 mCi) per second, of 470.69 GBq (12,72 Ci) per hour, 11.30 TBq (305.31 Ci) per day for an excursion in 90 days 1.02 PBq (27,48 KCi) a dispersion of 40.7 million Sieverts representing 8.14 million lethal doses by inhalation.
What it all means is it is time for people in LA and the San Fernando Valley to get out of town. All the homes in the path of the gas leak are now contaminated with radiation. It is on the roofs, on the sidewalks, the grass, the furniture in the backyards, children's swings, sliding ponds, play toys and sand boxes outside. It has drifted INSIDE those homes via open windows. It's on the floor where you walk into the house, on the chairs where you sit (after it fell on your clothes outside as you walked into the house). It's on your pillows in bed, after radiation got onto your hair outside, and on your bed sheets, from exposed body parts where radiation fell on them outside. It's everywhere.
NOSEBLEEDS, VOMITING are from RADIATION SICKNESS!
Many residents of Chatsworth, Northridge and Granada Hills have been complaining of nosebleeds, vomiting and diarrhea which they attribute to smelling the gas or the chemical odorant added to it to allow people to smell it. But the symptoms of nosebleeds, vomiting and diarrhea are ALSO signs of radiation sickness! Sadly, no one has bothered to ask their Doctors to check them for radiation sickness, even though the cause of these troubles can be directly linked to that exact cause!
EXPLOSION DANGER GROWING
Natural Gas can explode if exposed to an ignition source like a pilot light on a stove or in a hot water heater. Less likely is a spark from a light switch, or a bad distributor cap or spark plug wire in a car.
Those of you who have seen stories in the past about "gas explosions" in homes or buildings, know that such explosions are utterly devastating. The photo below shows the results of a single home exploding in Indianapolis, IN. The explosion destroyed thirty (30) homes!
This is what Chatsworth, Northridge and Granada Hills will look like if the gas plume floating above those homes, ignites! The only difference will be that the entire communities would be flattened, not just a few homes. The deaths and injuries from such an event would be mind-boggling, yet people are not being told how dangerous this leak is, and many are remaining in the area!
KEPT QUIET - DELIBERATELY
Why the public in Los Angeles is not being told this by authorities is simple to understand: They don't want a panic on their hands and, more importantly, they don't want business and industry to be shut down, costing jobs and billions in tax revenues to be lost.
Put simply, it is better for the government to keep you in the dark to collect tax money than it is for them to admit what's happening, have you leave, and thus cut-off their cash from your labor. The fact that many of you will die is really not important to them.
Don't believe us? Buy your own little Geiger Counter and take some readings yourself. Folks in the area where this gas is blowing will see radiation counts exceeding 2,000 counts-per-minute. In some cases, exceeding that by many times. Then ask the California Highway Patrol what their criteria is for a "Radiation Emergency?" They'll tell you "Any reading of 500 Counts-Per-Minute CPM or higher is considered a radiation emergency." It's been their protocol for years. Same thing with the LA Fire Department. Ask them. They'll tell you.