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May 5 - Australian uranium blows to Antarctica‏

Dear Friends,

This only confirms what I've said about DU... It's blowing in the wind...

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3436/australian-uranium-blows-antarctica

Be Well.

David

Australian uranium blows to Antarctica

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

by Holly Hight

Cosmos Online


WASHINGTON DC: Traces of uranium have been found in Antarctic ice, say scientists, and they believe it may have been carried on the wind from Australia's three massive uranium mines.

According to Ricardo Jana, a geophysicist at the Chilean Antarctic Institute in Punta Arenas, trace uranium levels were found in parts per quadrillion-level (ppq) concentrations which started rising from 1995 and have correlated with the increase in Australia's uranium production since then.

The researcher were taking ice cores to look for evidence of climate changes when they discovered the "interesting scientific evidence," said Jana. But the ramifications are hard to define.


Air flowing over the ocean

Scientists speculate that the traces were carried from Australia to the Detroit Plateau in the northern part of Antarctica's Peninsula on the wind.

"Based on modeling of air mass transport we've done," and how these masses flow over the ocean, Jana said, "Australia is the likely source, but we are looking for the best interpretation about how much of these concentration levels should be related to man-made activities and how much it may be associated with the increasing intensities in the last decades of westerly winds."

Australia's uranium reserves are the largest in the world, comprising 23% globally with nearly 10,000 tons of it produced and exported every year, all of it used for electricity. The mines go back nearly 150 years.

Australian mines have low dust levels

Uranium has a low level of radioactivity and the biggest concerns with the mines have involved groundwater contamination, not airborne hazards, according to the World Nuclear Association's website.

Added Peter Johnston, Director of the Environmental and Radiation Health Branch at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), "In terms of airborne uranium which is typically 1 part per million of soil, other forms of agriculture, other mining, coal fired power production and natural sources are all much larger sources."

ARPANSA monitored Sydney during the 2009 dust storm, but no elevated levels of uranium were detected, according to Johnston. Each of Australia's three mines have low dust levels at the surface and are tightly controlled.

"Only one [of the three mines] is above ground level, Ranger Uranium mine which dates from 1980 or so," Johnston said, and "at Beverley, no solid compounds incorporating uranium are at the surface except product which is tightly controlled and in small quantity."


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How to Digitally Record/Video a UFO sighting:


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Stabilize the camera on a tripod. If there is no tripod, then set it on top of a stable, flat surface. If that is not possible lean against a wall to stabilize your body and prevent the camera from filming in a shaky, unsteady manner.

Estabilize a camera com um tripé. Se não tiver um tripé, então coloque-a em cima de uma superfície estável. Se não for possível, então encoste-se a uma parede para estabilizar o corpo e evitar que a camera registe de maneira tremida e instável.

Provide visual reference points for comparison. This includes the horizon, treetops, lampposts, houses, and geographical landmarks (i.e., Horsetooth Reservoir, Mt. Adams, etc.) Provide this in the video whenever is appropriate and doesn’t detract from what your focus is, the UFO.

Forneça pontos visuais de referência para comparação. Isso inclui o horizonte, cimo das árvores, postes de iluminação, pontos de referência geográficos (como o Reservatório de Horsetooth, Mone Adams, etc) Forneça esses pontos no vídeo sempre que for apropriado e não se distraia do que é o seu foco, o UFO/a Nave.

Narrate your videotape. Provide details of the date, time, location, and direction (N,S,E,W) you are looking in. Provide your observations on the weather, including approximate temperature, windspeed, any visible cloud cover or noticeable weather anomalies or events. Narrate on the shape, size, color, movements, approximate altitude of the UFO, etc and what it appears to be doing. Also include any unusual physical, psychological or emotional sensations you might have. Narrate any visual reference points on camera so they correlate with what the viewer will see, and thereby will be better able to understand.

Faça a narração do vídeo. Forneça pormenores sobre a data, hora, local e direcção (Norte, Sul, Este, Oeste) que está a observar. Faça observações sobre as condições atmosféricas, incluindo a temperatura aproximada, velocidade do vento, quantidade de nuvens, anomalias ou acontecimentos meteorológicos evidentes. Descreva a forma, o tamanho, a cor, os movimentos, a altitude aproximada onde se encontra o UFO/nave, etc e o que aparenta estar a fazer. Inclua também quaisquer aspectos pouco habituais de sensações físicas, psicológicas ou emocionais que possa ter. Faça a narração de todos os pontos de referência visual que o espectador irá ver e que, deste modo, será capaz de compreender melhor.

Be persistent and consistent. Return to the scene to videotape and record at this same location. If you have been successful once, the UFO sightings may be occurring in this region regularly, perhaps for specific reasons unknown, and you may be successful again. You may also wish to return to the same location at a different time of day (daylight hours) for better orientation and reference. Film just a minute or two under “normal” circumstances for comparison. Write down what you remember immediately after. As soon as you are done recording the experience/event, immediately write down your impressions, memories, thoughts, emotions, etc. so it is on the record in writing. If there were other witnesses, have them independently record their own impressions, thoughts, etc. Include in this exercise any drawings, sketches, or diagrams. Make sure you date and sign your documentation.

Seja persistente e não contraditório. Volte ao local da cena e registe o mesmo local. Se foi bem sucedido uma vez, pode ser que nessa região ocorram avistamentos de UFOs/naves com regularidade, talvez por razões específicas desconhecidas, e talvez possa ser novamente bem sucedido. Pode também desejar voltar ao mesmo lugar a horas diferentes do dia (durante as horas de luz)para ter uma orientação e referência melhor. Filme apenas um ,inuto ou dois em circunstâncias “normais” para ter um termo de comparação. Escreva tudo o que viu imediatamente após o acontecimento. Logo após ter feito o registo da experiência/acontecimento, escreva imediatamente as impressões, memórias, pensamentos, emoções, etc para que fiquem registadas por escrito. Se houver outras testemunhas, peça-lhes para registar independentemente as suas próprias impressões, pensamentos, etc. Inclua quaisquer desenhos, esbolos, diagramas. Certifique-se que data e assina o seu documento/testemunho.

Always be prepared. Have a digital camera or better yet a video camera with you, charged and ready to go, at all times. Make sure you know how to use your camera (and your cell phone video/photo camera) quickly and properly. These events can occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and often quite randomly, so you will need to be prepared.

Esteja sempre preparado, Tenha sempre uma camera digital, melhor ainda, uma camera vídeo consigo, carregada e pronta a usar sempre que necessário. Certifique-se que sabe como lidar com a sua camera (ou com o seu celular/camera fotográfica) rápida e adequadamente. Esses acontecimentos podem acontecer súbita e inesperadamente e, por vezes, acidentalmente, por isso, necessita estar preparado.

Look up. Be prepared. Report. Share.

Olhe para cima, Esteja preparado, Relate, Partilhe.

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