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"NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« on: June 03, 2012, 11:31:30 AM »
"NukaTuna" -  The Last Fish in the Ocean



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Greetings:

Not since the tragic BP environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has the Main Stream Media covered up a story as they have on the radiation spewing forth 24/7/365 from Fukushima.




Finally, the MSM is reporting a little more about the over-a-year-long, ongoing environmental catastrophe at the TEPCO-owned Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

We do question the ten-month delay in the reporting of critical information, however. Were economic interests at play here?

29 May 2012
Fukushima Radiation found in Tuna caught near San Diego only 5 months after Fukushima disaster - VIDEO


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One of the largest and speediest fish, Pacific Bluefin Tuna can grow to 10 feet and weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

They spawn off the Japan coast and swim east at breakneck speed to school in waters off California and the tip of Baja California, Mexico.




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Five months after the Fukushima disaster, Daniel J. Madigan a marine ecologist at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove (Monterey County), Nicholas Fisher, a marine scientist internationally known as a specialist in radiation hazards at Stony Brook University on Long Island, Zophia Baumann, a staff scientist in Fisher’s laboratory, and their team decided to test highly prized Pacific bluefin that were caught off the coast of San Diego last August.  The finding was wholly unexpected Madigan admitted later.

Madigan had collected samples of muscle tissue from 15 2-year-old tuna given to him by San Diego fishermen in August, and when tests detected radioactivity in one sample he sent all 15 samples to Fisher in Long Island, he said.

To their surprise, tissue samples from all 15 tuna captured contained levels of two radioactive substances — ceisum-134 and cesium-137 — that were higher than in previous catches. 

The contamination reportedly stems from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


“We were frankly kind of startled,” said Fisher.


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The report shows that samples from the tuna contained 4 becquerels of cesium 134 per kilogram and 6.3 becquerels of cesium 137 per kilogram.  A becquerel is a unit of radioactivity equal to one nuclear disintegration per second.

Judging by the size of the bluefin tuna they sampled – they averaged about 15 pounds (6 kg) – the researchers knew these were young fish that had left Japanese water about a month after the accident.




The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years.

Bluefin tuna caught in the same waters in 2008 reportedly carried no cesium 134 and only negligible levels of cesium 137.

The results “are unequivocal. Fukushima was the source,” said Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Since the fish tested were born about a year before the disaster, “This year’s fish are going to be really interesting,” Madigan said.  “There were fish born around the time of the accident, and those are the ones showing up in California right now,” he said.

“Those have been, for the most part, swimming around in those contaminated waters their whole lives.”


So, this story comes out in the Main Stream Media in late May, 2012, 10 months after the fact... smells like fish to us...


Does this imply that fishmongers have been mongering contaminated, radioactive fish for over ten months to an aquatic vertebrate-addicted public?


Do you recall last year when NOAA and the EPA refused to answer questions regarding the possibility of radioactive contamination of the fisheries of the world, specifically the Alaskan waters, which produce 50 percent of the U.S.'s seafood ?


17 April 2011
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The FDA has claimed that there is no need to test Pacific fish for Japan nuclear radiation reports the Anchorage Daily News but when drilled on details by the reporter, the FDA refused to answer questions and gave the reporter the run-around.

The FDA says there will be no testing of fish until NOAA testing finds cause for alarm but NOAA refuses to answer questions on what kind of monitoring has been done.


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EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California.

Margot Perez-Sullivan, a spokeswoman at the EPA's regional headquarters in San Francisco, said the agency's written statement would stand on its own.


May we draw your attention to this tidbit we published in early November, 2011?


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Originally posted by muse7
Honestly, what do they have to gain if they did that?

The oceans would become contaminated, potentially massive die-off of sea life leading to possible human extinction which would result in all sides losing.




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The oceans would become contaminated ...














DATA HIGHLIGHT:
An archival-tagged Pacific Bluefin Tuna released off Baja California in July 2006 was recaptured in the Korea Strait in December 2010.

The fish entered the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, illustrating why there is concern that Pacific Bluefin may be contaminated with radiation.



How could radiation enter the fish food-chain?

Of much higher concern is Cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years (considered gone after 300 years). Of even higher concern is Plutonium-239 which has an unimaginable half-life of 24,000 years (considered gone after 240,000 years).

We know that both of these radioactive substances are present at the Fukushima plant, and have been found in the soil all over the region around Fukushima - in high quantities.

Even though the radiation in the water is surely being diluted, fish are swimming in that water and the diluted particles of Cesium and Plutonium will remain in the oceans for nearly a quarter of a million years...

Radiation is insidious, because it cannot be detected by the senses.

We are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, hear, touch or smell it.


Yet gamma radiation can penetrate our bodies if we are exposed to radioactive substances.

Beta particles can pass through the skin to damage living cells, although, like alpha particles, which are unable to penetrate this barrier, their most serious and irreparable damage is done when we ingest food or water - or inhale air - contaminated with particles of radioactive matter.

ONE molecule of plutonium within your system... ONE... will radiate energy for 24,000 years. It eventually will burn holes right through you... you WILL most likely develop cancer.




However, it's not quite that simple. The half life of Plutonium 239 (the weapons grade stuff) is 24,100 years. That means that after that period of time half of the amount will have decayed, by alpha decay (release of a helium nucleus). And plutonium is montatomic, unlike oxygen and Hydrogen in narture, which are diatomic - O2 and H2. So you really don't speak of such monatomic elements, in their pure form, as molecules. They exist as discrete atoms.

So after 24,000 plus years the substance is still radiating. After that time, Half of it still exists and radiates, by alpha decay, as Plutonium. The other half exists and radiates, also by alpha decay, as Uranium 235, which, by the way, has a half life of 704 million years. Eventually, after going through a long chain of nucleides, it all ends up as lead.

The most dangerous stuff on Earth doesn't just shut off after it reaches its half life. There are trace amounts of Plutonium, as Plutonium 244, which can be found on Earth. As with all elements, it was created by the Big Bang, 13 or 14 billion years ago. It has a half life of "only" 80 million years, yet is still radiating away.


13 August 2011
For your consideration:

In the first week of the meltdown, Fukushima released more radioactive Cesium than Chernobyl and all of the nuclear bombs detonated during atmospheric testing.

The 100-ton fuel cores of Units 1, 2 and 3 melted through containment and fell into the basement of the reactor buildings. (TEPCO confirmed this 6 July 2011. The cores most likely melted through the concrete and entered the ground and water tables).

Chernoble was a '7' as rated by the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA).

Fukushima should be an 8+ and still has not been contained and there is no viable solution offered to this date.

There are millions of people in Japan living in radiation levels higher than of the 'No-Go Zones' of Chernobyl.

34,000 Fukushima children between the ages of 4 and 15 are wearing radiation detectors to measure the bioaccumulation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stopped monitoring fallout from Fukushima in late April 2011.

Before the EPA stopped measuring radioactive fallout, radioactive Iodine, Cesium, Xenon and Uranium were measured in the U.S. at hundreds of times the legal background limit.


Tens of thousands of tons of radioactive water have been released by TEPCO into the Pacific Ocean, contaminating water and sea life. Elements like Cesium and Uranium have half-lives of thousands of years.

TEPCO and General Electric (GE) continue to obfuscate and hide the truth. It took three months to admit that a meltdown occurred in Units 1, 2 and 3 and close to four months until a melt-through had been confirmed.

The JapGov and TEPCO have yet to begin entombing the reactors, because radiation levels are so high that skilled technicians and engineers can only work for minutes at a time, before receiving their yearly dose of radiation. A few hours on site would lead to death.

'Hot Particles' are microscopic particles that travel through the air with weather and wind patterns. When 'hot particles' are injested by human beings, they lodge in lung and bone tissues and create cancers in surrounding cells.

It only takes one.



Citizens in Tokyo, Japan, are inhaling 10 hot particles a day.



Citizens in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California are inhaling 5 hot particles a day.

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Because of the jet stream in April, after the large explosions that destroyed three reactor buildings, it was as dangerous in Seattle and much of the west coast of North America as in Tokyo.


It only takes one of these
particles to trigger a cancer.

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A new report from independent scientists in Japan found a much greater release of “hot particles” from the Fukushima power plant than originally estimated. These include radioactive isotopes of cesium, strontium, uranium, plutonium, cobalt-60 and many others.

The average person in Tokyo is thought to have inhaled 10 “hot particles” per day throughout the month of April 2011. The inhabitants of Fukushima were estimated to have inhaled 30-40 times more than that—or up to 400 hot particles per day every day that month.


The above information indicates that there will be a substantial increase in radiation poisoning, cancer and subsequent premature deaths in Japan as a direct result of Fukushima.


And yet, government and industry schemers attack these truths as unfounded scare-mongering. With cold indifference, they will deny that Fukushima is a mass-casualty event.


They will continue to publish propaganda, draped in the guise of 'science', that dismisses the hazard of low levels of internal contamination.

Believing their subterfuge to have been successful in past nuclear disasters (Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, etc.), they have already positioned themselves to stage-manage the public's perception of Fukushima.

However, no one has the right to allow any discussion of the grave dangers of radiation from Fukushima, which is of unprecedented urgency and gravity, to be influenced - let alone dominated - by those insane enough to poison the discussion with debating points, half-truths and distortions.

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In Seattle, WA in the Northwestern U.S., it is estimated that the average person absorbed five “hot particles” per day during the month of April 2011, or 10 “hot particles” per day if they are athletes who are working out. These invisible atomic particles become lodged in your lungs, intestines, bone or muscle.

Professor Christopher Busby, scientific secretary of the European Committee on radiation risks, says that fuel rods at Fukushima got blown sky high, that concentrations of uranium and plutonium particles had been detected in air filters in Hawaii and the Marianas Islands by the end of April.

So people knew about this but they were not talking.

Gundersen says, “Well, the radiation initially comes out as a big cloud of gases, and that’s what you can measure with a Geiger counter. But now what we’re finding are these things called ‘hot particles,’ and in the industry it’s interesting because in Seattle it didn’t go down much.

It was about five particles a day, because most of the time, as we talked about in April, the wind was blowing toward the West Coast.

A hot particle is defined as an alpha-emitting particle
that contains sufficient activity to deliver at least
1000 rem/yr to the surrounding lung tissue.


The government recommends that the maximum
permissible lung particle burden for members
of the public be 0.2 hot particles, and the average
lung burden for members of the public be 0.07
hot particles, a factor of 3 less than the maximum.

Let’s say that the official numbers were five “hot particles” per day (10 if one is physically active outdoors) for everyone on the West Coast for the month of April. Now let us be very conservative and say that this has dropped from the initially high post-explosion levels at Fukushima down now to one a day.

At one a day that would still be 30 of these death particles a month.

So perhaps the average person has already absorbed in these three months approximately 200 radioactive particles into their lungs and other tissues.

When you think that if even one of these 200 is plutonium, we have to think in terms of millions of eventual cancer deaths! source


After years of decline, two large American cities, Philadelphia and Seattle have seen a 35% rise in infant mortality rates from the months of March 2011 - July 2011.

Radiation levels that are multiple times above legal limits, as set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have been detected in rain water, milk, fish, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and beef products in the United States.

This has hardly been covered by the MSM.


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...massive die-off of sea life...


   

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... leading to possible human extinction ...


Japan Times Column:
As the public – possibly worldwide – sickens over time,
'the truth will leak out' about Fukushima


Here is an excerpt Debito Arudou‘s latest piece for the Japan Times:

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"Regardless, the awful truth is:

‘We Japanese don’t lie. We just don’t tell the truth.’

This is not sustainable. Post-Fukushima Japan must realize that public acceptance of lying got us into this radioactive mess in the first place.

For radiation has no media cycle. It lingers and poisons the land and food chain.

Statistics may be obfuscated or suppressed as usual, but radiation’s half-life is longer than the typical attention span or sustainable degree of public outrage."


The truth is out there.

Japan gov’t finds 165 locations over wide area with cesium-137 exceeding Chernobyl evacuation levels —Data shows radiation could be 'spreading to other areas'

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The first comprehensive survey of soil contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showed that 33 locations spread over a wide area have been contaminated with long-lasting radioactive cesium, the government said Tuesday.

The survey of 2,200 locations within a 100-kilometer (62-mile) radius of the crippled plant found that those 33 locations had cesium-137 in excess of 1.48 million becquerels per square meter, the level set by the Soviet Union for forced resettlement after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Another 132 locations had a combined amount of cesium 137/134 over 555,000 becquerels per square meter, the level at which the Soviet authorities called for voluntary evacuation and imposed a ban on farming.

[...] the latest data point to the possibility that cesium could also be washing away and spreading to other areas, potentially contaminating rivers, lower-lying land and the ocean. ...


And now, a word from our U.S. Government:




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So far, the FDA said that every piece of seafood that has been imported to the United States is safe.

source

Right.

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More specifically, an FDA spokesperson told ABC News that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "is screening everything from Japan."


5 April 2011
High Radiation in Japanese Fish Raises Concerns



A chef serves fatty tuna at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo on April 5, 2011.

The government set its first radiation safety standards for fish after Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant reported radioactive contamination in nearby seawater measuring at several million times the legal limit. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP Photo)


However, screening does not entail testing all the seafood.

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In fact, the FDA inspects less than 2 percent of seafood, according to Winona Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch.

"FDA couldn't possibly with existing staff test all of the food that's being imported," Hauter said. "They inspect less than 2 percent of seafood. Their resources are really stretched."

5 April 2011
ALERT: Fish near Fukushima at 4000% above Codex Alimentarius limit for radioactive Iodine-131
— Yet US says eating it poses NO health risk


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U.S. public-health officials sought Tuesday to reassure consumers about the safety of food in the U.S., including seafood, amid news that fish contaminated with unusually high levels of radioactive materials had been caught in waters 50 miles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

May we bring your attention to the word, "stricken?"

Even though this is only 25 days into the event, the fix is clearly in.

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No contaminated fish have turned up in the U.S., or in U.S. waters, according to experts from the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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They expressed confidence that even a single fish sufficiently contaminated to pose a risk to human health would be detected by the U.S. monitoring system.

The FDA, EPA & CDCP "express confidence" that they would detect a single contaminated fish.

Too bad illegals coming through Mexico across our Southern Border aren't "sufficiently contaminated"...

hmmmmmm... wait just a minute...

(checking the market for errant broken arrow parts...)

FOUND IT!


NukeSpray - essense of Fukushima in aerosol form...

Signs off and goes to the U.S. Mexico border...


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They also dismissed concerns that eating fish contaminated at the levels seen so far in Japan would pose such a risk.


But, does one think that these talking heads would actually eat any of this fish?


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Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC in Atlanta, said he expected continued detection of low levels of radioactive elements in the water, air and food in the U.S. in coming days, but that readings at those levels do not indicate any level of public health concern.
source




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Offshore from the Fukushima plant, the seawater is now testing at levels off the charts...
7.5 million times more radioactive than the legal limit.

"I can't go out to fish because of the radiation," one Japanese fisherman told ABC News. "I cannot do anything."

But another fisherman said it was a "bad rumor" that the fish was unsafe to eat.

"The fish are totally fine, I believe," he said.

Because of the elevated levels, the Japanese government also announced on Tuesday that it will, for the first time, enact radiation safety standards for fish.

"We're deeply sorry for discharging the radiated water," said Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano on Monday, "but it was necessary to prevent spreading higher radiated water into the ocean."


Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; ‘Now the truth is coming out’ — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor


However, if one was a conspiracy theory buff, one might draw some sort of correlation between these stories...

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China accounted for 61.5 percent of global aquaculture in 2008, a fact that has profound implications for the rest of the world in terms of food safety.

When we deal with fish from China, we can't be sure the fish is free of a host of risky antibiotics and other chemicals—and in the U.S., at least, the government isn't adequately prepared to check.

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China is now the single largest exporter of seafood to the United States, and the country is a particularly important supplier of shrimp and catfish, which have historically been two of the 10 most consumed seafood products in the U.S.

In 2008, Don Kraemer, then deputy director at the Office of Food Safety of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, testified before the U.S. and China Economic and Security Review Commission, with the goal of assessing "the health impact of imported Chinese seafood." As Kraemer put it:

In the course of an increased sampling program of imported Chinese aquacultured seafood which ran from October 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007, FDA continued to find residue of unapproved drugs in fish species including catfish, basa, shrimp, dace and eel.

Because the problems were seen in product from many different companies located in various parts of China, FDA imposed a countrywide Import Alert (IA #16-131) on all farm-raised catfish, basa, shrimp, dace and eel from China.

The Import Alert he mentions gives the U.S. government authority to "detain, without physical examination, all shipments of aquacultured catfish, Basa (Pangasius sp), shrimp, dace, and eel from the People's Republic of China," with the exception of shipments from seafood firms that the FDA examines and approves. As Kraemer added, "Approximately 26 Chinese firms have requested their removal from Import Alert 16-131."


"To date (2008), none have fully met FDA's expectations for removal."
 

HOLD THE PRESS! UPDATE !  BREAKING NEWS !

Import Alert # 16-131
Published Date: 04/11/2012
Type: DWPE
Import Alert Name:
"Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Catfish, Basa, Shrimp, Dace, and Eel from China- Presence of New Animal Drugs and/or Unsafe Food Additives"

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Reason for Alert:
There has been extensive commercialization and increased consumption of aquaculture seafood products worldwide. Aquacultured seafood has become the fastest growing sector of the world food economy, accounting for approximately half of all seafood production worldwide.

Approximately 80% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from approximately 62 countries. Over 40% of that seafood comes from aquaculture operations. As the aquaculture industry continues to grow and compete with wild-caught seafood products, concerns regarding the use of unapproved animal drugs and unsafe chemicals and the misuse of animal drugs in aquaculture operations have increased substantially.

China is the largest producer of aquacultured seafood in the world, accounting for 70% of the total production and 55% of the total value of aquacultured seafood exported around the world. China is currently the third largest exporter of seafood to the U.S. Shrimp and catfish products represent two of the top ten most consumed seafood products in the U.S...


Microchips with your seafood?


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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 12:39:16 PM »
All we need to do is -





"For millions of years,

Mankind lived just like the animals.


Then something happened,

which unleashed the power of our imagination:


We learned to talk.


It doesn't have to be like this...

all we need to do -

is make sure

we Keep Talking."


 - Stephen Hawking


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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 02:56:29 PM »
Wow.  So very glad I went virtually vegetarian.  And really...  There is no safe food...

Where are Our "space brothers" in all this?  We will die painfully, and do They just watch from afar?  Perhaps there are no "space brothers..."
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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 02:17:56 AM »
Wow thorfourwinds, that was some post.  Poor fish! Poor people that will eat them. Brings a new meaning to "you are what you eat". What happens when people on the west coast start dropping dead like flies from radiation? Maybe it was the fish I ate? This has to be affecting more than just the Tuna, the entire eco system and food chain is going to have problems.
 
After all that research, Do you have any idea what they can do to stop it?
 
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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 06:35:58 AM »
Electrogravitics can neutralize radiation...  And then (courtesy of hobbity) there's this:  http://www.nottaughtinschools.com/Yull-Brown/Free-Energy-Interview.html
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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 11:02:40 AM »
Wow.  So very glad I went virtually vegetarian.  And really...  There is no safe food...

Where are Our "space brothers" in all this?  We will die painfully, and do They just watch from afar?  Perhaps there are no "space brothers..."

Greetings:

We have safe food, and planted many more peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the protected organic garden yesterday. The sweet corn and beans are coming along nicely, thank you and awaiting your loving touch...

Perhaps our 'Space Brothers' are honoring their own 'Prime Directive' of non-intervention

- "unless invited..."


Meanwhile, back at the ranch...


Is Nuclear Fallout from Japan still Bombarding America?

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While the mainstream media long ago moved on from covering the nuclear disaster in Japan, a number of independent journalists and scientists have been warning that the disaster is far from over.

In fact, many experts are suggesting that dangerously high levels of nuclear fallout and radiation are still blanketing the western coast of the United States.

One year later and the problems just keep getting worse…

An independent reporter, EnviroReporter out of Los Angeles CA., has conducted over 1,500 tests in the Los Angeles area since the disaster occurred.

In his latest set of readings, he tested a sampling of rain water that was composed primarily of sea mist. The levels of radiation that he detected were over five times the normal background radiation levels in Santa Monica CA.




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An imperfect storm swept into Southern California on, perhaps appropriately enough, April Fools weekend creating the conditions that tested EnviroReporter.com's scientific hypothesis that radioactive "buckyballs" and other fission radionuclides from the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns are already impacting the region.

Sure enough, a rain composed primarily of sea mist formed over a choppy ocean with high winds tested higher than any other Los Angeles Basin rain since Radiation Station Santa Monica began fallout radiation tests March 15, 2011, four days after the unabated meltdowns began.

The rain, not impacted by so-called "natural" radon progeny, came in at a whopping 506% above normal, more than high enough to qualify as a hazardous material situation for the California Highway Patrol.

This is the hottest L.A. rain detected with our Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor in the over 1,500 radiation tests we've taken since last year's Ides of March.


And now, from China Daily:

Japan's disaster as bad as or worse than Chernobyl

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VANCOUVER - The severity of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster may be as bad as or worse than Chernobyl, an American nuclear expert warned Sunday.

Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive, said it was clear to him within two days of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that "Fukushima was as bad as or worse than Chernobyl."

"We call that a level 7, which is as high as the scale goes," he said from his Vermont base via teleconference to delegates of a seminar entitled "The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster -- One Year Later."
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"Chernobyl was a single reactor running at about 7 percent capacity when ruptured, while Fukushima, about 275 km north of Tokyo, had three reactors running at 100 percent capacity and seven other reactors with spent fuel pools that were crippled," said Gundersen...

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If there were any positives to the Fukushima disaster, he said, the wind was mostly blowing out to sea at the time of the accident.

The bad news is large quantities of cesium 137, a radioactive material, has been found in abnormal amounts in the cedar trees of the surrounding mountains of the plant and "revolatalized into the atmosphere".

"Also, the cesium is being washed into rivers and the rivers, of course, are heading toward the ocean. But we are seeing contamination in freshwater fish as well as ocean fish as a result of all the run-off," he said.

"Large cesium deposits (are also being found) on the bottom of the river bed that gets picked up by weeds and seaweed in the ocean that then gets eaten by other fish and mollusks and work their way up the food chain,"  Gundersen added.

"Although there have been no deaths related to the Fukushima meltdown to date, over the next 20 years there would be about 1 million additional cancers and other health problems from the accident," said Gundersen.

"The further you get away from Fukushima, the less people think their lives are affected," he said.

"But even in Tokyo most people think it is over and they survived it. But with the latency periods of these cancers it's going to pop up 20 years out and people will wonder where it came from," said Gundersen.


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Just two days after Jaczko’s announced retirement from the NRC, that agency and FEMA quietly overhauled emergency planning around this nation’s nuclear plants, cutting requirements for evacuations and emergency responder exercises.

This diminished response flies in the face of the lessons that should have been learned from the disaster in Japan, even in the NRC’s own internal evaluations. The cut-backs coincided with a seriously flawed ‘new’ study released last week by a sometimes professor at the MIT nuclear department which is directly contradicted by previous MIT studies to the same subject as well as DOE’s ongoing low dose radiation research program.

Meanwhile, TEPCO itself reported last week that its latest estimates of radiation released from the Daiichi facility over the past 14 months amounts to 760,000 terabecquerels, including 400,000 Tbq of iodine-131 and 360,000 Tbq of cesium-137. 360,000 Tbq of cesium-137 is 4 times the cesium-137 released by Chernobyl in 1986, which resulted in a 1600 square mile exclusion zone that remains unfit for human habitation today, more than 26 years later.

Nuclear Bombshell: $26 Billion cost — $10,800 per kilowatt! — killed Ontario nuclear bid

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As costs for new nuclear plants keep rising along with the overt and hidden government subsidies without which the industry could not compete, the few plants ordered in the United States are running headlong into citizen groups and state utility commission resistance.

Even without factoring future costs of decommissioning and long term waste disposal (which still doesn’t exist after half a century), nuclear weighs in at more than $10,800 per kilowatt hour and rising (as of 2009).

That’s two to three times the cost of renewable alternatives, for which per-kilowatt costs are steadily falling.

Forcing yet more dangerous nukes on income-strapped Americans struggling to make ends meet in the worst economy since the Great Depression makes no rational sense no matter how you parse the data.

It seems like right at the time when we should be actively planning for the total shut-down of the nuclear industry, we’re getting hit instead with the total insanity of nuclear expansion.

The definition of insanity, after all, is doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting a different outcome...


FYI:

The various media accounts of the study have included some confusing statements. Statements that the findings are “below limits” or “totally safe” are misleading and confusing as they don’t give a clear understanding of what was found.


The US FDA level of contamination before action is taken is 1200 bq/kg, considerably higher than the Japanese level of 100 bq/kg.


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While the findings in the paper are low it doesn’t mean there is no risk. Eating a piece of tuna from the study won’t make someone drop dead at the sushi bar, but it does add to your internal contamination level of a man made radioactive substance that takes 110 days for half of it to clear your body.

Internal contamination is worse than external contamination. If someone is continually eating contaminated food from one or many sources every day it does add up quickly.

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Some people in Japan tested by the NGO group ACRO were found to have significant amounts of cesium in their urine that increased over time rather than decreased. This was due to diet, as these people became more selective in their food choices their internal contamination levels decreased.

The US “safe” level is incredibly high, any report citing “below safety limits” rather than actual contamination results are being a bit dishonest.


"...a bit dishonest?"


WTF ?

Rice and other foodstuffs in Japan are being confiscated by the JAPGOV "for further testing" at 200 bq/kg!!!!!!!



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And that only came about after a public outcry that the 500 bq/kg was too 'permissive.'

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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 11:17:03 AM »

We have safe food, and planted many more peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the protected organic garden yesterday.

Thor, great post! What can you share about your ways of protecting
your organic garden from Fukushima Fallout?

Are you using a green house, or some other type of shelter?
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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 11:54:02 AM »


We have safe food, and planted many more peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the protected organic garden yesterday.

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Thor, great post! What can you share about your ways of protecting
your organic garden from Fukushima Fallout?

Are you using a green house, or some other type of shelter?


Greetings:

Thank you for your kind words and interest.

Since we got nuked last year in the tomato patch, we have removed the top 6 inches of topsoil and secreted it in one place in the nearby woods for observation...

Then, we added 15 bags of Nature's Helper and fresh topsoil unearthed from below 6" of undisturbed forest floor adjacent to our garden and tilled it all together to a loose depth of about 8 inches.

We then allowed 20-foot 1-inch PVC pipe to warm in the sun and CAREFULLY bent it to go over 2-foot Rebar driven 14" into the ground 10-feet apart and 4-feet on the sides. - Voila! -  a 10-foot wide and about 7-foot high by 20-feet long hoop house which we covered with a waterproof, yet breathable membrane.

The cherry tomatoes are about 6-foot tall and producing now. We have various types set to come in at suitable intervals. Squash is blooming and we are eating green beans right out of the garden.

BTW, on the drone thing... we can hit airborne Canadian Honkers with our .22 semi-automatic at a fair distance. Wonder how them government targets match up to  10-gauge 3" #4's?

They were warned.

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You have my direct contact info in the Mod Skype place.

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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 12:01:05 PM »
All we need to do is -


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"For millions of years,

Mankind lived just like the animals.


Then something happened,

which unleashed the power of our imagination:


We learned to talk.


It doesn't have to be like this...

all we need to do -

is make sure

we Keep Talking."


 - Stephen Hawking


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Greetings:

Obviously, we appreciate many of the same things.

Thank you for all you do.

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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 12:02:46 PM »
Thank you for sharing your info on the garden.

Brilliant idea there. While I imagine that was a lot of work
in the long run it will be worth it. I have wondered about the
actual exposure we had, and will continue to have...

It is reactor #4 that is still hot with all of the spent rods,
and we are in trouble.

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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 12:14:55 PM »
Thank you for sharing your info on the garden.

Brilliant idea there. While I imagine that was a lot of work
in the long run it will be worth it. I have wondered about the
actual exposure we had, and will continue to have...

It is reactor #4 that is still hot with all of the spent rods,
and we are in trouble.

Actually, not that much trouble:

(10)   24-inch rebars, pre-cut and available at Home Depot

(6)   20-foot 1" PVC pipes, also at the Home

(1)   20' x 20' piece of waterproof material - 10-mil clear plastic will work

We used 6-inch pieces of 1.25 PVC to 'clamp' the fabric

A couple of peeps can do it easily in a couple of hours...

And it will be well-worth it.

The irradiated rainwater destroyed all
our outdoor foodstuffs last year... NEVER AGAIN...

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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 12:31:04 PM »
Thank you for sharing your info on the garden.

Brilliant idea there. While I imagine that was a lot of work
in the long run it will be worth it. I have wondered about the
actual exposure we had, and will continue to have...

It is reactor #4 that is still hot with all of the spent rods,
and we are in trouble.

Greetings:

Perhaps this will interest you also:

The coal, petroleum and nuclear power based energy industries are part of it. More specifically, the entire nuclear industry -- uranium mines and mills, uranium enrichment facilities, nuclear power plants, nuclear missiles and bombs, depleted uranium weapons -- all of this is incompatible with healthful, lomg-term habitation of this planet by human beings and most other biological life forms.

The explosions and melt-downs of the nuclear power plants at Chernobyl and Fukushima, and the near melt-down of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, have proven that humanity cannot handle nuclear power.

We cannot control the power plants themselves and we have no workable answer for long-term disposal of nuclear waste."

We have opened a nuclear Pandora's box, the nuclear demon has escaped, and we now have Hell to pay.

It may be that humanity will go extinct, and sterilize a huge part of the planet in the process. We are in deep trouble, we know that much.

The crisis at Fukushima continues to worsen, and there are problems at other nuclear power plants within Japan, as well as in the USA, such as at San Onofre, in southern California near San Diego, where there are severe safety issues.


Of course, all bets are off if Nukushima #4 CSFP falls apart.

One of the reasons that PRC exists (IMHO) is to put 'the right' peeps together who share the vision and fully understand what LE so eloquently speaks of.


For your edification and enjoyment:

10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant": Researcher (VIDEO) August 18, 2011

So what is it?

76,000,000,000,000 (76 trillion) so far, or, 240,000,000,000,000 (10 triliion per hour) every day?

We know for a fact that tens of tons of uranium was launched and aerosolized, mostly from the Reactor 3 explosion. And we know that Reactor 3 used MOX fuel which is uranium mixed with plutonium. And we know that all used fuel contains plutonium.

We know that at LEAST hundreds of pounds of plutonium were launched and aerosolized from Fukushima.

It takes only ONE hot particle...

The proof is laid out quite clearly here:

http://nukepimp.blogspot.com/2012/01/uranium-in-air.html

For your consideration:

Fukushima Daiichi: It May Be too Late Unless the Military Steps In:
Akio Matsumura l Finding the Missing Link  11 May, 2012



"The highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plants present a clear threat to the people of Japan and the world.

Reactor 4 and the nearby common spent fuel pool contain over 11,000 highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies, many of which are exposed to the open air.

The cesium-137, the radioactive component contained in these assemblies, present at the site is 85 times larger than the amount released during the Chernobyl accident. Another magnitude 7.0 earthquake would jar them from their pool or stop the cooling water, which would lead to a nuclear fire and meltdown.


The nuclear disaster that would result is beyond anything science has ever seen. 


Calling it a global catastrophe is no exaggeration.

If political leaders understand the situation and the potential catastrophe, we find it difficult to understand why they remain silent.

The following leaves little to question:

   Many scientists believe that it will be impossible to remove the 1,535 fuel assemblies in the pool of Reactor 4 within two or three years.

   .   Japanese scientists give a greater than 90 percent  probability that an earthquake of at least 7.0 magnitude will occur in the next three years in the close vicinity of Fukushia-Daiichi.

   .   The crippled building of Reactor 4 will not stand through another strong earthquake.

   .   Japan and the TEPCO do not have adequate nuclear technology and experience to handle a disaster of such proportions alone.


Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote a letter to Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, on April 16, 2012, discussing his fact-finding trip to the Fukushima Daiichi site.

Senator Wyden, senior member of the United States Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, mentioned that “the scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what [he] expected and the scope of the challenge to the utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the region are daunting.” 

He also mentioned that “TEPCO’s December 21, 2011 remediation roadmap proposes to take up to ten years to complete spent fuel removal from all of the pools on the site. Given the compromised nature of these structures due to the events of March 11, their schedule carries extraordinary and continuing risk if further severe seismic events were to occur.

Many of us echo Senator Wyden’s concerns.


PLEASE READ AND COMPREHEND THIS:

"If this catastrophe occurred, regardless of policy and politics, all 440 nuclear power plants throughout the world would be forced to shut down, yet our descendants no matter what will have to carry the risk of radioactive materials in the nuclear waste repository for 100,000 to 200,000 years.

This is a long amount of time to conceive of, so let us put it in context.

It is said that our anscestors might have made their journey to the rest of the world from South Africa about 100,000 years ago, and crafted our first tools of the Stone Age about 20,000 years ago.

We will need the same amount of time that our human species has existed for in order to safely deposit radioactive material!

How come do we envision the poison to be transferred on to our descendants for so long and how will we find a way to indicate the location of the radioactive repository?

Are we sure that the hundreds - if not thousands - of radioactive repositories throughout the world be protected from severe seismic events for this incredible period of the time?

If this global catastrophe occurs, the best we can hope is that the memory of our disaster might be passed on to our future generations in the hope that they might invent the new technology to prevent them from another such catastrophe."


Good grief, Charlie Brown!


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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 02:24:31 PM »
Greetings:

We have safe food, and planted many more peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the protected organic garden yesterday. The sweet corn and beans are coming along nicely, thank you and awaiting your loving touch...

Don't expect much with My black thumb!  LOL!  Seriously, I cannot tell You how many plants I tried so hard to keep alive.  Did manage to keep a pathos alive for years, but that was My only success.

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- "unless invited..."

Well...  Who gets to invite???  *I*'m inviting Them!  But I guess I don't count.  [shrug]


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Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Well, when it happened, I knew it was horrific.  MUCH worse than Chernobyl.  But the media kept saying, "Oh, it's nothing."  For a year, I have watched and wondered where the outrage was that virtually nothing was being done while the radiation spewed.  I had no doubt that the facts would eventually be admitted to - and I wondered how long it would take.

On that scale...  Chernobyl is a 7...  Fukushima?  15.
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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
"Well...  Who gets to invite???  *I*'m inviting Them!  But I guess I don't count.  [shrug]

You don't?


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Re: "NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 05:04:59 PM »
Well...  Who gets to invite???  *I*'m inviting Them! 

Careful what you wish for :P They may just comer and decide Hu-mons are not worth the trouble and disinfect the planet  :o

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On that scale...  Chernobyl is a 7...  Fukushima?  15.

Despite what people say about the Russians, that situation was dealt with relatively swiftly. Though they didn't say why, they did evacuate the area fast ( I have the details and the aftermath info in a thread on Chernobyl... well worth the time to see the films)

Did you know they sent 500,000 Red Army soldiers in there to clean up by hand?

On top of that they covered the place in a concrete casket (and are working on a new one to replace the old one now)

In the case of Fukushima... they just let them run wild while telling us nothing to worry about we have it under control. Back at ATS I spent three MONTHS along with a few others reporting live as it happened. That thread is still the all time top thread at ATS. There were a few experts in there and we all knew from just looking at the photos that there were at least THREE reactors in full meltdown

yet there has still been no sarcophagus made to stop the leak...

It was obvious from the beginning that there was NO WAY they had containment because of the type of reactor that pumped the 'hot' water straight to the turbines in a secondary building. The pipes were all broken... how could they have had any containment?

We sent our aircraft carriers to help... (they have enough power plants on board to power a small city) but were told they were not needed... that things were under control... (as two more buildings exploded on live TV)

Thr carriers then high tailed it out of the area because the radioactivity leaking into the sea was so bad that it was effecting the cooling systems of the onboard nuclear power plants. They had to leave the area or risk their own nuke problem

So 15?  I would say closer to 98 :D

 


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