Apr 06


- Professors: Seafood off N. American coast predicted to exceed gov’t radioactivity limit — “High priority looming threat” to global ocean from Fukushima releases — Radiation levels ‘well above’ 1,000 Bq/kg according to model (ENENews, April 6, 2014):

‘Environmental Radiation: What Do We Know and What Should We Know for Assessing Risks’
Event: SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, October 4, 2011
Title: Modeling Bioaccumulation Potential of Cs137 in Marine Food Web of NW Pacific, Canada
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Mar 24


- 10 Health Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be Real (The Truth, March 23, 2014):

Do you believe in any “health conspiracy theories”?  Do you believe that there are “natural cures” for diseases that the medical establishment is not telling you about?  Do you believe that vaccines, cell phones or the fluoride in the water can have a harmful impact on the health of your family?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are not alone.  According to one recent survey, approximately half of all Americans believe in at least one “medical conspiracy theory”.  Thanks to the Internet, more people than ever are questioning the established dogma of the medical community.  As a result, more people are starting to make their own health decisions, and this has resulted in quite a backlash from the medical establishment.  They are spending a lot of time, effort and money to combat these “health conspiracy theories”, but as you will see below, quite a few of them have turned out to be real.

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Mar 06

Apocalypse Now – Fukushima

- Apocalypse Now – Fukushima (Veterans Today, March 6, 2014):

As Harvey Wasserman expounds ~ Fukushima’s missing melted cores and gushing radioactivity continues to fester in secret and speculation on the ultimate impact borders from relatively harmless to intensely apocalyptic. However, it is obvious to all that the impacts of these emissions on human and ecological health are unknown primarily because the nuclear industry has resolutely refused to study them:

As Wasserman explains ~ This “see no evil, pay no damages” mindset dates from the Bombing of Hiroshima to Fukushima to the disaster coming nextwhich could be happening as you read this “ so here are some major points to consider as you determine , as I do, that this is indeed Apocalypse Now (courtesy of Harvey Wasserman)

1. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945), the U.S. military initially denied that there was any radioactive fallout, or that it could do any damage. Despite an absence of meaningful data, the victims (including a group of U.S. prisoners of war) and their supporters were officially “discredited” and scorned

2. During and after the Bomb Tests (1946-63), down winders in the South Pacific and American west, along with thousands of U.S. “atomic vets,” were told their radiation-induced health problems were imaginary … until they proved utterly irrefutable. Continue reading »

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Mar 04

Don’t eat fish from the ocean. Even before Fukushima all seafood has been totally contaminated.

Don’t fly!


- Red Alert: Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To The U.S.

- Winter Hot Zones (EnviroReporter.com)

Leuren Moret also exposes the global warming/climate change scam.

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AND then there are … “buckyballs” …

- A Radioactive Nightmare … Coming To The U.S.

More articles on the buckyballs nightmare HERE (at EnviroReporter.com):

“… new UC Davis report about uranium-filled “buckyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles …” (Source)

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Feb 26

- Professor: “Fish caught off coast of America and of course near Hawaii have had high level of cesium” — “We had scientists in Hawaii tracking radiation” from Fukushima (ENENews, Feb 26, 2014):

Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University, Feb. 25, 2014: “We had scientists in Hawaii tracking the radiation in the water and yes, some fish [caught] off the coast of America and of course near Hawaii have had high level of caesium.”

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Feb 23

- Nuclear Professor: Fish on West Coast found with Fukushima radioactive material — We’re testing fish that are sold at markets to U.S. consumers (AUDIO) (ENENews, Feb 23, 2014):

Radio VR – US Edition, Feb. 22, 2014 (at 6:15 in):

Fish on West Coast found with Fukushima radioactive material

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Feb 17

- CBS Video – Cousteau warns Californians about Fukushima plume: It could be dangerous, keeping eye on reports; I’m not touching bluefin tuna, I’m done due to pollution — Leaders “worried about radiation… personally reluctant to eat fish”; Calling for systematic tests in Pacific (ENENews, Feb 16, 2014):

Georgia Straight, Feb. 15, 2014: First Nations want radiation testing of fishCaption: Reuben George is one of several First Nations leaders worried about radiation levels in salmon. [...] North Shore News has reported that several First Nations leaders—including Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Tahlton Central Council president Annita McPhee—want the federal government to conduct systematic tests of radiation levels in fish from the Pacific Ocean. Reuben George, a well-known member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, told the paper that he’s personally reluctant to eat fish.

CBS San Francisco, Feb. 12, 2014:

  • KPIX: Now at 6:30, the teachings from a famous ocean explorer about radiation risks […] one of the foremost experts on the world’s oceans no longer eats certain kinds of fish.
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Feb 08

- Leaders on West Coast: Gov’t is “highly irresponsible… very negligent” for not testing in Pacific as Fukushima radiation arrives — Contamination of seafood is going to happen — “We don’t want to get cancer… We have a right to know if our fish is safe” — Gov’t: Testing ‘not required’ (ENENews, Feb 8, 2014):

Coast Reporter, Feb. 6, 2014: [...] Radiation from the March 2011 nuclear accident arrived off the B.C. coast [in June of] last year, Robin Brown [at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans] said Tuesday. [...] a report by five DFO scientists concluded that [...] “the inventory of Fukushima radioactivity will almost entirely shift from the western to the eastern North Pacific during the next five years.” [...] [It featured one model that] suggested ocean contamination would exceed levels of maximum fallout from nuclear tests and previous accidents such as Chernobyl, while the other model said levels would equal the amount of contamination that existed in 1990. [...] the report cited “many reasons for study,” including human health and marine biota. Brown, one of the co-authors of the report, acknowledged that neither study factored in ongoing discharges from Fukushima after the March 2011 release.

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Feb 05

- Marine Expert on MSNBC: Months of uncontrolled radioactive releases from Fukushima a problem for Pacific, radionuclides building up in food chain — Health threat to Americans not likely if leaks ended soon after 3/11 (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 4, 2014):


Carl Safina’s Blog, June 9, 2012 (emphasis added): Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation [...] Nicholas Fisher, in whose Stony Brook** lab much of the analyses were done, phoned to invite me to dinner with Dan Madigan, lead author of the published study, and Zofia Baumann [...] Dr. Fisher hit me with the findings and I said, “Holy shit.” He explained that the fish were quite safe to eat, and I said, “Holy shit.” [...] [Madigan] said he would expect that certain seabirds are also quickly spreading radiation across the ocean and I said, “Holy shit.” [...] we spent a lot of time talking about the ubiquity of background radiation (even bananas have “radiation”), about safe levels of radiation [...] We talked about migrations, about birds called sooty shearwaters and how they breed in New Zealand, fly past Japan, fly through Alaskan waters, come down the coast of California [...] leatherback turtles [...] migrate past Japan to feed in the jellyfish grounds off California and Oregon [...]

MSNBC, April 9, 2011 (emphasis added):

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Jan 31

- More than 500 deep-sea lanternfish, squid found dead or dying in Nawiliwili area (Honolulu Star Advisor, Jan 29, 2014):

Between 500 and 800 lanternfish and squid were found dead or dying in the Nawiliwili Harbor area on Monday, prompting in investigation by state and federal officials into what caused the die-off.

The lanternfish and squid are typically found in the deep ocean, but are also known for their nightly vertical migrations to shallower depths, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a press release issued today.

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Jan 28

Alaska Salmon - Fukushima

- Reports from Alaska: Many salmon with strange growths inside, concerns about health and safety — “Skin illness on white fish raise concerns… Never caught any like this” — Gov’t predicts ‘catastrophic’ king salmon run (PHOTOS) (ENENews, Jan 28, 2014):

Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network, Updated Dec. 12, 2013 (emphasis added): Unusual growth observed in salmon tissue — Hydaburg, Alaska, August 12, 2013 (salmon) We have found strange growths in the flesh or meat of salmon. We were fishing for cohos (silver salmon) at the mouth of the Hydaburg River with line and reel. I caught about thirty fish. Most were fine but eight [...] were filled up inside with strange growths that were either white or pink in color. On the outside the fish looked fine. The growths looked kind of like individual little salmon eggs, and about the same size. Other people were seeing the same kind of growths in their fish as well.  We have only seen this in the cohos and not with the other fish (pink salmon, dog salmon, steel head or trout).  We are seeing many coho salmon with these growths, and we are concerned about the health of the fish and the safety of the food. Brian Holter Jr, LEO [...] says: this observation has been forwarded to the Fish Pathology Lab at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. According to lab staff, they may be able to determine the condition of the fish with a photograph. Lab staff are available for consultation.

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Jan 27


- Eco Groups Challenge Canadian Government in Court over GM Salmon (Sustainable Pulse, Jan 20, 2014):

Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.

“Canadians expect their government to implement, not ignore, the laws that protect our ecosystems from harm,” said Tanya Nayler, one of the Ecojustice lawyers representing Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society. “By granting approval for this genetically modified species without obtaining all the legally required information, the government has once again failed the environment and Canadians.”

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Jan 24

- Alaska refuses to test radiation levels in fish, says banana is riskier…”and who doesn’t love bananas?” — Officials: It’s forecast to hit U.S. right about now; People are concerned; We absolutely need cautious monitoring (ENENews, Jan 23, 2014):

Juneau Empire, Jan. 23, 2014: The Department of Environmental Conservation isn’t actively testing fish for radiation, Commissioner Larry Hartig told the Senate [...] Hartig said the state is relying on data and analyses from other coastal states, British Columbia and federal agencies [...] Still, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said her constituents have come to her with concerns. Hartig said in an interview that the department tests fish regularly, just not for radiation. [...] Hartig said it would be too expensive for the state to undertake a testing program that would be “statistically valid.” [...] he’s concerned that people are being misinformed [...]

Cesium-137 emits 10 million times more radiation per unit volume than does potassium-40 found in a banana.
Cesium-137 emits 10 million times more radiation per unit volume than does potassium-40 found in a banana. (SOURCE: Steven Starr, Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Missouri)

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Jan 21

- Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer, illness from contaminated food — ‘Low-level’ radiation being reported in fish — “We cannot sit by and watch and wait” — National gov’t appears to not be taking it seriously (ENENews, Jan 20, 2014):

The Haida Nation’s 2013 House of Assembly, Dec. 2013: With ongoing and increased concerns about the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, and considering our reliance on seafood here on Haida Gwaii, the Council of the Haida Nation will look at ways to work with the provincial and federal governments to request that the Japanese government provide open and honest updates on the nuclear waste leaching into the Pacific Ocean.

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Jan 18
Harsh wind hits Norwegian bay so suddenly that thousands of fish are flash-frozen
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish

- Harsh wind hits Norwegian bay so suddenly that thousands of fish are flash-frozen (Independent, Jan 17, 2014):

Thousands of fish were flash frozen in a Norwegian bay after a harsh wind caused temperatures to suddenly dip to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius.

The huge shoal of herring were swimming too close to the surface when the water suddenly froze around them, completely stopping them in mid-swim and creating the incredible sight.

The image was captured by Ingolf Kristiansen from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. It has not happened before here as far as I know,” he told NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Jan 18

- Fox News: Fukushima contamination is hitting California — “Humans are terrified” of eating it — “It’s an open question” about the risks — “You’re not scared? To me, if someone tells me there’s low levels of radioactivity in that fish…” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 17, 2014):

Fox and Friends, Jan. 17, 2014 (Emphasis Added):

Clayton Morris, host: […] What ever happened to all that radioactive material that flooded into the ocean? [...] Are there any lingering effects from the Fukushima plant and the meltdowns?

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Jan 17

Seagrass - Restaurant

- TV: California seafood is tainted from Fukushima disaster, says chef — Anything from San Diego to Alaska removed — “It’s easy for people to be convinced there’s no harm now, that’s part of problem” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 17, 2014)

KEYT – Santa Barbara News Channel 3, Jan. 15, 2014 (h/t MissingSky101): Local Chef Takes North Pacific Seafood Off Menu; Chef Robert Perez says Fukushima disaster tainted California seafood [...] Robert Perez has been a chef for more than three decades, but it was the nuclear disaster in Japan that changed the way he cooks. [...] Even though scientists have said that the radiation in the ocean is now low, Perez isn’t buying it. [...] all seafood from the San Diego border to Alaska [are off the menu at Seagrass] [...] Scientist think avoiding the seafood is overboard and have said the levels of radiation in fish are less than what people are exposed to from x-rays. Perez said he has to be able to stand behind what he serves, even if people think it’s extreme.


Chef Perez: “The way things are heading, we just feel strongly that it is not safe, and I’m not going to consume the fish and I’m definitely not going to provide it to my guests. I just can’t do that with a clear conscience [...] Alpine, New Zealand salmon [...] It comes from glacier water. [...] It’s easy for people to be convinced that there’s no harm right now, and that’s part of the problem [...] That’s just part of who we are. And I cook because I want to please people. And I want people to be healthy with my food. I want them to feel good physically and spiritually. So that’s my intent, that’s the intent I put out there. So if I have a product that I feel uncomfortable with, and I don’t care if it’s an onion or a piece of meat or a piece of fish, it’s all the same. It has to be something that I can stand behind and say, ‘Please try this.’”

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Jan 16

Related info:

- Arnie Gundersen: I’m now not eating Pacific Ocean fish — Bio-accumulation of Fukushima nuclear waste concerning — Effects of lower-level radiation worse than predicted

- NPR Affiliate: Fukushima cesium detected in Alaska salmon sample — Radioactive plume has already reached West Coast — Concerned fishermen forced to pay for tests since officials not doing it — “People don’t trust gov’t… they don’t trust corporations” (AUDIO) (ENENews, Jan 16, 2014):

Loki Fish Co., Jan. 7, 2014: [...] In response to customer concerns over radiation releases into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima, fisherman-owned Loki Fish Company [paid for] radiation testing on seven stocks of wild salmon. [...] Although the FDA contends that there is no evidence that radionuclides from Fukushima are present in Alaskan and Pacific Northwest seafood at a level that would be harmful to human health, it has not published results. [...] Of the seven samples, five did not register detectable levels of radionuclides. Two of the samples registered at trace levels – Alaskan Keta at 1.4Bq/kg for Cesium 137, and Alaskan Pink at 1.2Bq/kg for Cesium 134 [Cesium-134 is a "clear fingerprint" for Fukushima's nuclear contamination].

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Jan 14

- Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima (RT, Jan 13, 2014):

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster.

One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some 37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, making it 124 times deadlier than the threshold considered safe for human consumption, Japan’s Fisheries Research Agency announced.

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Jan 14

- TV: Fukushima “is the most important issue going on in the world, everyone should stop what they’re doing and work together” — Newspaper Editor: Gov’t afraid to look into Fukushima as it could lead to destruction of fishing industry on West Coast (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 13, 2014):

Daily Nexus (UC Santa Barbara), Opinion Editor Emile Nelson, Jan. 9, 2014: Start Thinking Fukushima [...] it is impossible to avoid seeing and feeling the effects of this tragedy, even here in sunny Santa Barbara. [...] Recently, there has been a great deal of concern surrounding the potential consequences of this kind of radiation: Is our seafood still safe to eat? Is the Pacific Ocean still swimmable? How far could the radiation reach if it is actually a part of the Pacific’s ecosystem? [...] Fearing that exploring these questions further could lead to the destruction of the fishing industry of the Pacific Ocean, it is a difficult topic for any official government agency to address and, thus, the uncertainty remains. [...] Santa Barbara needs to start paying attention to how the aftermath of the crisis at Fukushima is being handled because it will absolutely affect our future, one way or another. If we want to keep our community safe from the effects of this tragedy, we need to remind the world that we are watching and paying attention and that we will not simply stand by as our world deteriorates. Think something, write something, say something or do something, just don’t ignore the fact that one day, safely surfing or even walking the beach at UCSB may be nothing but a bittersweet memory.

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Jan 12

YouTube Added: Jan 10, 2014


Abby Martin speaks to Mimi German of Radcast.org about the potential scope of Fukushima’s nuclear effect on the US Pacific coast and the disinformation campaign coming out of Japan regarding the levels of radiation.

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Jan 11

- Kyodo: Radiation surged at Fukushima, gov’t tells Tepco “take action” — Asahi: Fish found with “extremely high levels” of radioactive material 40 km from plant (ENENews, Jan 10, 2014):

Asahi, Jan. 11, 2014: Fish with very high levels of cesium found near Fukushima [...] extremely high levels of radiation [...] The Fisheries Research Agency said Jan. 10 the black sea bream had 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, 124 times the safety standards for foodstuffs. The fish was caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Nov. 17. The site is 37 kilometers south of the stricken power plant. [...] The research institute said it will study the fish further to try and determine when it became contaminated with such high levels of radioactive cesium.

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Jan 10

I’ve advised everybody to not eat fish/seafood since 1997, because it is totally contaminated mercury .

- Gundersen: I’m now not eating Pacific Ocean fish — Bio-accumulation of Fukushima nuclear waste concerning — Effects of lower-level radiation worse than predicted (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 9, 2014):

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education, Jan. 9, 2014:

At 0:30 in — We’ve spoken to other scientists we respect; radiation chemists, environmental engineers and ocean biologists,  and we all agree that while the contamination of the Pacific Ocean is serious, it’s not as dire as some bloggers are urging you to believe. […] According to the National Academy of Sciences BEIR VII report, and contrary to what the nuclear industry would like you to believe, all radiation is harmful. The math is quite simple — the more radiation you receive, the bigger the risk, the less radiation you receive, the smaller the risk. […] However, many scientists also believe that radiation effects are actually worse at low levels than the BEIR 7 report predicts — and we at Fairewinds support that analysis. In Dec. 2012 radiological biologist Ian Fairlie wrote an excellent article detailing the discrepancies [...]

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Jan 06

- L.A. Times: Alarming West Coast sardine crash likely radiating through ecosystem — Experts warn marine mammals and seabirds are starving, may suffer for years to come — Boats return without a single fish — Monterey Bay: Hard to resist idea that humpback whales are trying to tell us something (ENENews, Jan 5, 2014):

Captain Corbin Hanson, Southern California, Jan. 5, 2014: [He was] growing more desperate as the night wore on. After 12 hours and $1,000 worth of fuel, [they] returned to port without a single fish. “Tonight’s pretty reflective of how things have been going [...] Not very well.” [...] If his crew catches sardines these days, they are larger, older fish [...] Largely absent are the small and valuable young fish [...] the voice of another boat captain lamented over the radio, “I haven’t seen a scratch.” [...] By daybreak, Hanson was piloting the hulking boat back to the docks with nothing in its holds.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 5, 2014:

  • West Coast sardine crash could radiate throughout ecosystem
  • [T]he biggest sardine crash in generations
  • [S]cientists say the effects are probably radiating throughout the ecosystem, starving brown pelicans, sea lions and other predators
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Dec 26

- Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl: radiation affects fish, World Ocean, West Coast – experts (Voice of Russia, Dec 25, 2013):

Three years on, the general public is still nervous about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster of March 2011. Heavy rain has caused more contaminated water leaks over the protection dike recently. The Japanese are increasingly distrustful of atomic scientists’ claims that the contaminated water has failed to make it to the ocean. Meanwhile, The Cape Cod Times US newspapers reports that the Fukushima toxic waste is reaching the US West Coast, while 70 crewmembers of the US Ronald Reagan aircraft-carrier, involved in the relief operation in the wake of the disaster, are filing a lawsuit against the TEPCO Fukushima operator company, claiming the Japanese company had failed to warn them of all the risks that they were running during the operation.

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Dec 26

- TV: Fukushima fish making it to stores, loads brought into port daily — Experts: Very, very high cesium levels in sediments; Most fish in area are radiated — Lab: We’ve never found radiation, it’s safe — Tepco: It’s pretty much under control, fences keep pollution out of ocean (VIDEO) (ENENews, Dec 25,2013):

Aleksey Yaroshevsky, RT reporter, Dec. 25, 2013 (at :30 in): “The port of Soma [~45 km from Fukushima Daiichi], despite being just a few km from areas [...] contaminated by radiation, seafood of all shapes and sizes lands here several times a day. [...] There are serious concerns now — this particular catch was made in the waters of the Fukushima nuclear power station.”

Yamashike Yosuke, Environmental Engineering Professor at Kyoto University, Dec. 25, 2013: “There is significant contamination in the bottom sediment, especially in the pond and the river system, that we can find at very, very high concentrations of radioactive cesium accumulated.”

Akihisa Sato, laboratory worker, Dec. 25, 2013: “We’re taking samples from every catch we make and if we ever find even the slightest trace of radiation, we’ll destroy the whole catch. So far there has been none. This fish is safe.”

Youshimi Hitosugi, Tepco spokesman, Dec. 25, 2013: “The situation is pretty much under control. We’ve built fences not to let polluted groundwaters leak into the ocean.”

Hirokai Kurosaki, economist, Dec. 25, 2013: “Most of the fish caught within the 30 kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage, because it is radiated. And Tepco is paying to local fishermen for it, so they’re happy and keep silent. Some of it though makes it to stores, but only locally.”

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Dec 25


- ‘Fukushima fish ends in garbage’: Radioactive fears blight Japan’s seafood industry (RT, Dec 25, 2013):

Due to radiation fears, Fukushima Prefecture fishermen have to dump most of their catch. Two years into the nuclear disaster, the world is growing weary of Japan’s seafood, with South Korea even banning Japanese fish and seafood imports.

Fish has traditionally not only been an integral part of Japanese food culture, but also one of its prized exports. In 2011, before the Fukushima disaster, Japan maintained one of the world’s largest fishing fleets and accounted for almost 15 percent of global catches, according to Forbes.

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Dec 22

- Experts: “Really an off year” — Pelicans starving in Pacific Northwest since 2011, killing baby birds for food — Breeding success “really poor” since 2011 — “I believe pelicans are responding to large scale changes” — “Sardine crash” persists in Pacific since decline in 2011 (ENENews, Dec 22, 2013):

Laird Henckel, environmental scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dec. 19, 2013 (emphasis added): [P]elicans that would have normally migrated as far north as British Columbia decided to stick around the Central Coast, where an anchovy smorgasbord is taking place. [...] “In 2011 and 2012, the pelicans got up there and ran out of food [...] They were starving and scavenging for food” [...] During this three year period, brown pelicans were reported to have been killing murre chicks for food [...]

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques of Pacific Eco Logic in Astoria, Oregon, Dec. 19, 2013 (emphasis added): “Not as many birds flew north this year” [...] she does not know what is directly causing the decline [...] The large quantity of anchovies in Monterey Bay may have helped the pelicans avoid another year of starvation that has been affecting the birds for the past three years [...] “Breeding success on the Channel Islands was really poor for the last three years [...] For reasons unknown [...] many pelicans have been overwintering in the north during the last several years instead of migrating back south around November as is expected. [...] Patterns are changing, and I believe the pelicans are responding to these large scale changes.”

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Dec 19

- Fisheries Agency seeks to banish fears over radioactive fish (FIS, Dec 18, 2013):

The Fisheries Agency of Japan invited the media to tour a research facility in Onjuku, Chiba Prefecture, in an effort to address the concerns of Japanese and foreigners around possible radioactive contamination of fish from the country waters.

These fears are a result of the accident suffered by the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan.

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Dec 19

- 1,070 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 detected from fish 2km offshore of Fukushima Daini / Over 10 times much as safety limit (Fukushima Diary, Dec 18, 2013)

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