Safe Drinking Water During Flooding

As I write this, the Missouri River is at flood stage with worse to come.  It is a tragedy for many small towns along the River.  In Hamburg, Iowa, they’re racing to raise the level of the second levee as the primary levee already has a large breach in it.  If the second levee does…

Newly Emerging E. Coli Strain is Concerning Officials

About 1500 people in Europe have been stricken by a new and very virulent strain of E-Coli according to the World Health Organization (WHO) this week.  17 have died to date. What is alarming officials in Europe now, is this is a previously unknown strain of E. Coli with genes from two distinctively different groups…

Pure Water and Environmental Health

There is no doubt that environmental factors have a huge influence on our health.  That is why the recent nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan is of such great concern.  The meltdown of three nuclear reactors released huge amounts of radioactive contaminants into the air, water and soil – not only in Japan but elsewhere in…

Just As We Thought: The Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Was Much Worse Than Reported

Immediately after the earthquake and tsunami hit the north east coast of Japan, officials in charge of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant insisted that they had things under controls and little radiation had escaped.  The Japanese Government officials also played down the danger and the radiation levels. The announcement that Tokyo drinking water was…

Understanding Some Fundamentals of Radiation Exposure

The publicity surrounding the earthquake and tsunami related breach at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, and the radiation leaking into the environment has resulted in lots of media publicity.  At the same time, but given less press has been reports of concerns that terrorists may use dirty nuclear devices in the USA.  All…

Removing Radioactivity from Water (The Truth is Starting to Emerge)

For several months the media was full of reports of the earthquake and tsunami o Japan’s North East coast.  A major impact of the tsunami was the crippling of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. For week there were reports of radioactive leaks and at one point the Tokyo water system was contaminated.  Experts viewing…

The Amazing Thermal Phase-Change Process

When we go to put gasoline in our car, or when the attendees at the Kentucky Derby drink their Mint Julep, or when you put fragrance on before an important date, chances are, you are benefiting from the “distillation” process.  It’s also well known in water purification too.  Highly polluted water can be purified into…

Nuclear Radiation – Stay Tuned Folks

The terrible triple disaster that hit Japan recently was so unbelievable in its scope due to our inability to comprehend just how large the forces of nature are. While the earthquake and tsunami were events that, while terrible, had a defined start and finish to them, not so with the problems at the Fukushima Nuclear…