When it comes to the truth about radiation and health effects, there are no experts who are honest - not in government, not in science, not anywhere. Yet, people would rather listen to liars than challenge their assumptions about the sources of the so-called truth and disregard the purveyors of actual truth on this topic: the non-creditialed self-taught. - Andrew Kishner, May 18, 2013
Was Divine Strake safe?
Although Divine Strake was cancelled, many questions remain, such as what was DTRA's reason for aborting the test? Was the test cancelled on grounds of safety? Or was there a different reason?
Divine Strake was to be conducted on soil that was likely contaminated from the radioactive fallout from several 1950s atomic tests conducted 4-8 miles upwind. Yet the government felt that the test was safe (or safe enough for the people of Utah and surrounding states). Why did the government ignore evidence of contamination from the six atomic tests identified by Richard Miller, as well as fail to consider PM2.5 particles, in their environmental assessment? Moreover, did they indeed fail to comply with Clean Air Act Title V? Was the government's conclusion that the test was safe made in error? Was there negligence? Or, worse, was there wrongdoing? Did government officials lie to the public about the safety of the test? And if they did lie, why? What was so compelling a reason to lie or attempt harm on others?
We support Representative Jim Matheson's push for federal hearings into Divine Strake. (Read: Matheson calls for Divine Strake federal hearings - ABC4.com) These federal hearings will provide the evidence needed to support, one way or another, a final conclusion regarding the safety of Divine Strake (should it have been conducted in June 2006, or in 2007 as proposed) and whether or not government officials ignored facts pertaining to the harmful effects of the test.
Only when we find out the truth, and act accordingly based on those findings, can we truly claim a victory for downwinders and our democracy.
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