Radioactive material continues to leak out of WIPP. There was an event on March 11, and another on March 13.
They sent a worker into the ventilation system to put foam in the dampers of the ducts, because they were not totally closed.
Plus, as I had mentioned before, tritium and a whole host of radioactive gases are not caught by the filters anyway.
It turns out that the original release that started late on Feb. 14 lasted for 15.5 hours. Then it rapidly dropped off.
The previous WIPP contamination map for tritium was based on a one-hour release. I re-ran the HYSPLIT model for the full 15.5 hours, and I got a significantly different result for the airborne contamination. Most of the eastern part of the country was affected. This map does not include a source term, so the different colors simply reflect amounts of radioactive concentrations relative to each other. Yellow is worst, dark blue second worst, then green, and light blue.
This is available in Google Maps format here. I have also included the kmz file for use in Google Earth.
Please bear with me. This is a learning experience.
Meanwhile, Fukushima is acting up. Dust was observed and measured coming out of Unit 2. I’m guessing this has to do with the #2 SFP.
For the high alarm generation of Unit 2 reactor building exhaust system outlet dust radiation monitor A system Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station… (March 20) 11:09, (※) indicated value of the outlet dust radiation monitor system A from 2.24 × 9.96 × 10 ^ -8Bq/cm3 2 Unit reactor building exhaust equipment Fukushima first nuclear power plant today It rose to 10 ^ -4Bq/cm3, “dust radiation monitor high” alarm has occurred.
An increase of cesium to 4,200 Bq/kg was detected in Edogawa sludge on March 11:
The amount of cesium in Fukushima City sewage sludge has tripled. There was an especially sharp increase on March 16.
Record cesium levels in the sea were found on March 16 also near the Unit 5-6 discharge channel:
So there is a new plume on the way, and it may already have arrived in the US. There are events under way at Unit 2, and possibly Units 5 or 6. Tepco has discontinued the ALPS decontamination system, so they are not bothering to filter it anymore. It is all going into the Pacific, except for atmospheric releases.
I have psoriatic arthritis, and I have been experiencing a major psoriasis flare. It started in January… there was a Fuku release just before New Year’s. It has gotten much worse since WIPP, and it is the worst flare since 2012. I need to find a way to treat this without heavy drugs.
EGCG comes from green tea. Fermented grape marc is an ingredient in pomace brandy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen pomace brandy around here, but then, I never heard of it before.
In a mouse model of T-cell mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, dietary intake of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a catechin derivative, exerted a favorable effect, in part by increasing the Treg population in the spinal cord . Furthermore, fermented grape marc (FGM) was found to promote Treg differentiation of human CD4 + T-cells .
Th17 cells are powerful tissue inflammation inducers associated with various experimental and human autoimmune diseases. However, the extreme importance of Th17 cells appears to be in host defense especially in clearing of invaded pathogens, which are not sufficiently handled by Th1 or Th2 cells… IL-17 also enhances the production of mucin in the airways, which traps pathogens in the lung mucosa(85).
For an invaded pathogen, think of plutonium particles. Th17 cells are extremely important in clearing them from the body. They also produce mucin, which traps the particles in the lung mucosa.
So severe autoimmune diseases like I have feature Th17 cells, which are working overtime to clear plutonium, etc. This is why I flare every time there is a Fuku event, or something like WIPP happens.
Regulatory T cells are the subset of T helper cells important in immune suppression and prevention of autoimmune diseases(169). It has been shown that IFN- γ and IL-4, produced by Th1 and Th2 respectively, inhibit the differentiation of Th17. Tregs has been shown clearly to suppress Th1 and Th2 cell immune responses(170)… During an immune response, antigen presenting cells (APCs) such as dendritic cells in responses to activation by microbial antigens produces IL-6. IL-6 acts in concert with TGF- β to inhibit adaptive Treg generation and to induce Th17 cell differentiation(63, 65, 67)
Interleukin-6 is generated as an immune response by antigen-presenting cells. These are the cells which are contaminated.
The IL-6 induces formation of Th17 cells and reduces Tregs. Since there is always new APCs coming, because Fuku will not stop, my inflammatory Th17 is always up and my immune-suppressing Treg is always down.
My skin eruptions are not going away as long as new radionuclides keep coming. Psoriasis has more to do with Th17, and little to do with Th1 & Th2. So I need to find substances, like EGCG and pomace brandy, that promote Treg differentiation, and reduce IL-6. None of the conventional treatments like Enbrel do this. I can’t take them anyway. I’ve got find something or my life will be permanently unlivable.