“There’s no way plutonium can travel outside the Fukushima plant!”
Oh really? Plutonium has been detected on US west coast and Hawaii
Arnie Gundersen: Well, I am in touch with some scientists now who have been monitoring the air on the West Coast and in Seattle for instance, in April, the average person in Seattle breathed in 10 hot particles a day.
An old “baseless rumor” (back in May) that no MSM mentioned (not even to refute it), although bloggers cited the passage. But as the rice grows in the rice paddies in Kanto and Tohoku and more and more cows are found radioactive because what they ate was highly radioactive (rice hay), it may be worth keeping it in mind, just in case.
As far as I’ve checked, the report has never been “proven”, but never been “disproven” either.
Also, keep in mind the warning of Professor Toshiso Kosako, that there will be “a chaos” in the fall harvest season.
From the report that appeared on Japan Business Press on May 14 (the report was from their free subscription part of the site, written by Satoshi Kawashima, the former editor of Nikkei Business and the founder of Japan Business Press):
According to the private survey by a food company, an extremely high level of radiation, order of magnitude higher than what the government has been reporting, has been detected in the soil in the rice paddy more than 50 kilometers away from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
The food company says it is withholding the information for now because it may cause panic, but it says the survey has also found a high level of plutonium in the same rice paddy soil.
There has been no follow-up to this report. Back in May, almost all tweets on the subject in Japan were from people who outright dismissed the report as “baseless rumor” and criticized Japan Business Press for fear-mongering. “There’s no way plutonium can travel outside the Fukushima plant!” was one typical tweet. (Never mind it did.) “They are manufacturing the story” was another.
Ah. Trust your government.