Jul 23

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- Officials in U.S. report “very rare mutations” in Pacific sea life — “Never seen anything like this” — Photos show red crabs completely white, “shockingly bright blue… almost unnatural”, or with yellow legs — Environment “could play a role” — Also observed recently by Japan (VIDEO) (ENENews, July  23, 2014):

Nome Nugget (pdf), July 10, 2014: EXTRAORDINARY— Crab fisherman Frank MacFarland shows a rare blue-colored red king crab that he found in his commercial crabbing pots [...] According to ADF&G  [Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game] biologists, the blue color is most likely a rare genetic mutation. Biologists also report rare occurrences of white red king crab.

ABC News, Jul 19, 2014: It is extremely unusual for red king crabs to be blue. Scott Kent, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, told the AP that blue crabs turn up “once in a blue moon.” He suspects the crab’s unusual coloring is the result of a mutation. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

- Professor: Fukushima scaring ‘bejesus’ out of everybody in world… still flowing in ocean, radiation levels unknown — Clearly detectable in tuna at California coast… We focus a lot on bio-accumulation — Japan: Reactor leaks “may have gathered as a lump and drifted offshore, we need to continue monitoring it” (VIDEO) (ENENews, July  21, 2014):

Nicholas S. Fisher, ‘Distinguished Professor’ at Stony Brook Univ. — Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific and Risks to Marine Life and Humans, Sept. 19, 2013, Published July 15, 2014:

  • 5:00 in — It resulted in a release of large quantities of radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean, and ever since has scared the ‘bejesus’ out of everybody in the world. This is quite remarkable, over 2 years later, it’s virtually every day I get calls from reporters and TV and print media and radio from around the world, every day, asking about issues on Fukushima. So it’s still very much on people’s minds, and I’m here to… hopefully comfort some concerns or anxieties you might have about Fukushima. Continue reading »

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Jul 18

Flashback:

- Drowning in plastic: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France

- Debris From Japanese Tsunami Headed For Pacific ‘Garbage Patch’

- Scientists Map North Atlantic Garbage Patch For The First Time

- The Pacific Ocean Is Now “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”


- The Largest Landfill On Earth: Plastic Garbage In The Oceans? (OilPrice, July 15, 2014):

Think about the last time you got takeout or ate at a fast food restaurant. Or the last time you bought a pre-packaged food item from a store, or drank a bottle of water or soda. Chances are, plastic was involved in all those items — plastic that will still be around up to 1,000 years from now.

Americans throw away over 30 million tons of plastic every year, of which only about 25 percent is recycled. The rest goes to landfills. Unfortunately, the largest “landfill” on Earth is actually in the North Pacific Ocean.

The “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is estimated to be anywhere from 3,100 square miles to twice the size of Texas.

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Jul 13

- TV: Fukushima radioactive releases into ocean can continue thousands of more years, says nuclear expert — Japan gov’t concerned with tracking radioactive waste in Pacific as it returns to Fukushima from U.S. West Coast after several decades (VIDEO) (ENENews, July 12, 2014):

Nuclear analyst John Large, July 9, 2014: The cores remain active for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, so there’s a commitment to keep either the ice wall technology in place or to replace it with an alternate technology by some future generation. […] Water is coming off the escarpment above the three reactors, it’s then percolating through the ground — there’s hydrostatic pressures pushing the water up toward the sea level — it’s then collecting the fission products and radioactive products from the melted-down cores and taken out to sea. […] What I think they should now have a plan to tackle the root cause… How do you control, manage and eventually remove the reactor cores? […] If the reactor cores remain in there, it’s going to be a constant leachate (water that percolates through a solid and leaches out some of the constituents) of radioactivity. Continue reading »

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Jul 01

- Gov’t Expert: Plutonium is certainly being discharged into Pacific Ocean from Fukushima plant; Flowing out of ruptured containments — TV: Reactor water turns into ‘yellowish, fizzing liquid’ from damaged fuel rods… “It actually vibrates” (PHOTO & VIDEO) (ENENews, July 1, 2014):

P. Bossew, German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, PLUTONIUM EMISSION FROM THE FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT (pdf), 2013 (emphasis added): While much has since been published on environmental contamination and exposure to radio-iodine and radio-caesium, little is known about releases of plutonium […] The inability to cool the fuel led to melting of parts of the reactor cores (which parts exactly, is not yet well known) […] [Causes of the containment] ruptures and leaks […] are not entirely clarified […] explosion seems to have produced further structural damage in the containments, at the one hand, and on the other hand released large amounts of radionuclides into the environment. […] the fraction of Pu released into the environment can be expected to be higher [than] atmospheric releases only. Certainly some Pu has been released with liquid effluents and discharged into the ocean. […] The liquid discharges certainly also contained Pu. […] Continue reading »

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May 28

- Japan Times: Fukushima groundwater now too radioactive to dump in Pacific — TV: “Radiation levels keep rising… Situation has gotten worse, not better” (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 28, 2014):

Jiji Press, May 28, 2014: Tritium levels at Fukushima No. 1 well top Pacific dumping limit, Tepco admits [...] The discovery was the first report of over the limit tritium in groundwater at the wells since Tepco began discharging water [...] from one of the 12 wells on Monday, 1,700 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected, exceeding the maximum limit of 1,500 becquerels, the utility said on Tuesday. [...] Tepco stopped pumping water from the well on Tuesday night, and said it plans to step up groundwater monitoring. The utility is now releasing groundwater from the 12 wells into the sea after temporarily storing it in tanks and checking radiation levels. Continue reading »

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May 27

- California Professor: “Serious threat” to our ocean, environment and society from ongoing Fukushima radiation releases — U. of California: “Unprecedented events with global consequences… fallout is far from over” — Scientist: ‘Risky’ (PHOTO) (ENENews, May 27, 2014):

Sonoma County Gazette, April 24, 2014: Citizen Science: Monitoring Fukushima Radiation [...] Sponsored by the SRJC Physics Program and Chemistry Dept.: Two leading world experts in radiation monitoring will be speaking at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 31, in Carole Ellis Auditorium located on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. [...] The on-going radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant constitute a serious threat to our ocean, natural environment and society.  Dr. [Ken] Buesseler’s presentation, “The View from the Ocean,” will provide an overview of studies of Fukushima radionuclides in the ocean, its uptake by fish and potential impacts on fisheries in Japan and the U.S. West Coast. [...] Dan Sythe will discuss his extensive work in developing and manufacturing radiation monitoring devices and his efforts to equip, educate and protect communities faced with the threat of radioactive fallout. [...] For more information, contact: Lynda Williams [SRJC Professor of Engineering/Physics] 707-527-4680 lwilliams@santarosa.edu Continue reading »

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May 24

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- Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific (End Of The American Dream, May 22, 2014):

How do you get rid of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water?  You dump it into the Pacific Ocean of course!  In Japan, the  Tokyo Electric Power Co. has made the “painful decision” to begin purposely dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific.  This is being done even though water radiation levels near Fukushima spiked to a brand new all-time record high just a few days ago.  The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.  Fukushima is an environmental nightmare that never seems to end, but the mainstream media in the United States decided to pretty much stop talking about it long ago.  So don’t expect the big news networks to make a big deal out of the fact that Japan is choosing to use the Pacific Ocean as a toilet for their nuclear waste.  But even though they aren’t talking about it, that doesn’t mean that radioactive material from Fukushima is not seriously affecting the health of millions of people all over the planet.

According to the Japan Times, Tepco released 560 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific on Wednesday, and Tepco says that for the foreseeable future we should expect another 100 tons of radioactive water to be released into the ocean every single day… Continue reading »

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May 21

Blinky-Fukushima

Hundreds of tons of radioactive water now being intentionally dumped into Pacific at Fukushima plant — Tepco: “We’d like to express our sincere appreciation” — Nuclear water stored since last year to be dumped next week — Official: Tepco “utterly inept” at taking accurate radiation readings (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 21, 2014):

Tepco, May 21, 2014: Today, we have commenced operation of the groundwater bypass at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to many parties, including Fukushima Prefecture and members of the fishing industry [...]

Yahoo News, May 21, 2014: Wednesday [TEPCO] began to dump controlled quantities of water with low radioactivity into the sea. This is the method it plans to start using to reduce the alarming accumulation of contaminated liquid [...] TEPCO revealed that around 560,000 litres [~148,000 gallons] of water was emptied Wednesday.

Japan Times, May 21, 2014: [Tepco] said Wednesday it began dumping into the Pacific Ocean hundreds of tons of groundwater [...] The next release is expected to involve about 790 tons of groundwater stored since last year [...] the official said there could be a water discharge roughly every week. Continue reading »

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May 19

Related info:

- Japan Times: “Radiation has spiked to all-time highs” in ocean off Fukushima plant — Jiji: “Record-high radiation levels have been observed” Tepco says — Officials: “Cause of seawater spike is unknown

- Fukushima Seawater Radiation Rises To New All Time High


- TEPCO: Diverted Fukushima groundwater to be released into sea next week (Asahi Shimbun, May 15, 2014):

FUKUSHIMA–Tokyo Electric Power Co. said May 14 that groundwater collected before it reaches the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will be released into the sea from next week.

The move is part of the plant operator’s “bypass project” and comes after samples collected near the stricken facility met government standards.

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May 18

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- Japan Times: “Radiation has spiked to all-time highs” in ocean off Fukushima plant — Jiji: “Record-high radiation levels have been observed” Tepco says — Officials: “Cause of seawater spike is unknown (ENENews, May 18, 2014):

Jiji Press, May 16, 2014: Radiation Levels Hit Record Highs in Fukushima Seawater — Record-high radiation levels have been observed at five monitoring points [...] TEPCO said Friday. The findings followed a recent series of record-high levels of radiation detected in groundwater at the plant [...] TEPCO officials said that the cause of the rises in seawater radiation levels is unknown. [...] 1,900 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected in seawater sampled Monday from a point between the water intakes for the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors at the plant, up from the previous record high of 1,400 becquerels [...] At a nearby point, tritium levels rose to 1,400 becquerels from the previous record of 1,200 becquerels. Continue reading »

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May 18

Blinky-Fukushima

- Fukushima Seawater Radiation Rises To New All Time High (ZeroHedge, May 18, 2014):

The mainstream media may have long forgotten about the Fukushima tragedy (as it certainly goes against the far more popular and palatable meme of a Japan “recovery” courtesy of Abenomics) but that does not mean it is fixed or even contained. Quite the contrary. As a rare update from Japan’s Jiji news agency reminds us, on Friday radiation at five monitoring points in waters adjacent to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station spiked to all-time highs according to the semi-nationalized TEPCO.

The measurements follow similar highs detected in groundwater at the plant. Continue reading »

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May 11

Japan-sea-creatures

- Professor: Concerns Fukushima is impacting Alaska; “Unusual animals showing up dead… Seals with unknown disease… first cases of avian cholera” — NOAA: ‘Rare whale beachings’ in Alaska under investigation — Japan Paper: Mysterious sea creatures found one after another along coast (PHOTOS) (ENENews, May 10, 2014):

Nome Nugget, Mar. 27, 2014: Radiation sampling to happen for Bering Strait — Regional concerns about the possibility that Bering Sea waters could be radioactively contaminated [...] “People throughout our region have repeatedly asked for testing of our subsistence foods and water,” said [University of Alaska, Fairbanks professor Gay Sheffield]. “Seals fell sick with a still unknown disease, we’ve had the documented first cases of avian cholera in Alaska, we’ve had unusual animals like the beaked whale showing up dead on the beach near Gambell and each time people throughout the region expressed concerns about the effects of Fukushima either in the air, and now with the approaching plume in the water,” said Sheffield. [...] Gambell Tribal President Eddie Ungott agreed and said that his village is very concerned about radiation. [...] IRA President Paul Rookok, Sr. said they are worried about the health of marine mammals [...]
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May 07

- Over 50 dead seals, sea lions, whales, walrus recently stranded in Alaska — Dozens of seals suffering from baldness, skin sores — Experts: “Marine transported Fukushima radionuclides… may represent a new stressor to ecosystem” (ENENews, May 6, 2014):

Poster for Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Jan. 20, 2014: Based on modeled radionuclide concentrations the dose to Northern Pinnipeds on ice was less than the ERICA risk assessment no-effects level of 10 uGy/hr with the following caveats: 1) Source terms for the Fukushima nuclear accident release vary greatly creating uncertainty in the models. 2) Knowledge gaps exist on extrapolating radiation dose to marine mammals. 3) Exposure to hot particles was not addressed. 4) Cannot rule out that increased radiological exposure in combination with a mixture of other contaminants represented an immunotoxic and thyroid disease risk during the period the animals were living on the ice. 5) Ionizing radiation associated risk for skin defects (i.e. epilation, skin lesions) due to contact and external exposure can also not be excluded. *Marine transported Fukushima radionuclides entering the Bering and Chukchi Seas in the future may represent a new stressor to the ecosystem.

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May 05

- Alarm as record numbers of seals & sea lions ‘starving to death’ along California coast — “It’s just spiked… calls started coming nonstop” — “So many unhealthy… washing ashore” — “Extremely complex issue… multitude of factors in play” — “Definitely a mystery, we’re hoping it’s not the new norm” (ENENews, May 4, 2014):

Orange County Register, May 2, 2014: Sea lions are [...] washing ashore, many of them pups dehydrated, malnourished and on the brink of death. The year started off quieter than last year, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s director of development, Melissa Sciacca, thought they were in the clear – until about a month ago, when the calls started coming in nonstop. [...] “We thought it was going to be a nice calm year; in the last month it’s just spiked,” she said. “The rescues just keep coming in at a steady pace.” It’s the second year stranded sea lions have been reported in alarming numbers. [...] Last year, scientists tested for radioactivity, and it was determined that wasn’t the cause, and infectious disease was also ruled out.

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May 05

- ‘Marine Mystery’ in California: “Toxic outbreak threatening marine life” — Birds falling from sky, sea lions convulsing — “Worst they’ve ever seen” — Toxin hits record level, almost 1,000% above gov’t limit — Heart lesions, severe shrinking in part of brain, nervous system failure (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 3, 2014):

Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 2, 2014: State health warnings over shellfish, anchovies and sardines are highlighting a marine mystery [...] what’s behind a toxic outbreak threatening marine life? [...] Researchers in the relatively new area of study say the problem is the worst they have ever seen. [Though the] toxin likely has always been part of the ecosystem, the threat appears to be growing. [...] results of late are the highest ever [...] sea lions affected by domoic acid show a severely shrunken hippocampus [and] lesions on the hearts and brains [...] the mystery behind why and when it happens remains largely unsolved [...]

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May 03

- State Senator: Fukushima is “damaging the oceans and devastating the environment”; An enormous crisis that has no foreseeable resolution — U.S. Senator: People are concerned about Fukushima radiation entering our waters, I want to know agencies plan to respond to “issues that may arise” (ENENews, May 2, 2014):

APN Interviews, Apr. 23, 2014: WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON NUCLEAR POWER? — State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta): I do not think that taking America down the nuclear power road is in any way a wise move.  Nuclear power is described by proponents as clean and in fact it produces radioactive waste and poses real hazards to us right here in Georgia.  The notion that dealing with all that waste is not supposed to be considered as part of the cost of that kind of energy is preposterous.  I have grave concerns about it. I think the Fukushima reactor collapse, the enormous crisis that is not going to be resolved in the foreseeable future and that is damaging the oceans and devastating the environment is an example of exactly why we should not take America down that road.

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May 01

- No plan to stop Fukushima from contaminating Pacific? Tepco adviser ‘doubts’ ice wall can stop groundwater from flooding plant — We’re concerned about ‘environmental protection’ and ‘unintended consequences’ (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 1, 2014):

Kyodo News, May 1, 2014: Int’l expert doubts ice wall will solve Japanese nuclear plant leaks — An international nuclear expert [Dale Klein, head of TEPCO supervisory panel] expressed skepticism Thursday over [the] plan to set up an ice wall to ultimately stop radioactive water from further increasing [...] Former British Atomic Energy Authority Chairwoman Barbara Judge [...] said there is a need to assess during summer whether the ice wall method would be effective. The remarks by the two overseas experts came at a time when concerns over the plan are being raised by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority and engineering experts. Their opinions may cast a shadow on TEPCO’s plan to begin operating the ice wall by the end of next March.

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Apr 29

Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster

- Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster (RT, April 29, 2014):

While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.

According to researchers at the University of Oregon, the results came after tests analyzed the cesium levels in 26 tuna caught prior to the 2011 nuclear calamity – as far back as 2008 – and those caught after the accident.

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Apr 11

- Tepco NOT to analyze Plutonium or Uranium in bypass water before discharging to the Pacific (Fukushima Diary, April 9, 2014):

Following up this article.. Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June [URL]

Tepco is not going to analyze / put the safety limit on α nuclides including Plutonium-238/239/240 and Uranium-235/238 in bypassed groundwater to discharge.

They are planning to discharge the pumped groundwater to the Pacific from this coming June. They are supposed to analyze the contamination though they won’t filter the pumped water.

However from their answer to the local fishery cooperative, α nuclides will be excluded from the checking list. No matter how contaminated by Plutonium, Uranium, or / and Americium the water is, the pumped water will be discharged limitlessly.

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Apr 10

- Fukushima Operator Begins Pumping out Radioactive Groundwater (RIA Novosti, April 9, 2014):

MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) – Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has begun pumping out groundwater from the Fukushima nuclear plant to prevent further radiocative leaks, media reported Wednesday.

The pumped out water is later expected to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean.

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Apr 07

- Marine Chemist: Highly contaminated waste flowing in aquifer below Fukushima — Mag: Groundwater can ‘erupt’ from seafloor offshore — Gov’t expert warned about radioactive substances ‘springing up’ in Pacific (PHOTOS) (ENENews, April 6, 2014):

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Woods Hole marine chemist Matt Charette, Feb. 24, 2014: Submarine groundwater discharge as a source of radioactivity to the ocean from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant – [Cs-134, -137] have remained elevated over ~two years and exceed background values in the coastal ocean off Japan. [...] groundwater is infiltrating the NPP reactor buildings at several hundred tons/day and being transformed into highly contaminated radioactive wastewater [...] TEPCO has acknowledged ongoing direct radionuclide inputs to the local aquifer with the potential for transport to the coastal ocean via submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). We present results from a May 2013 survey [...] key radionuclides of concern (Cs isotopes, 90-Sr) will be presented [...]

Oceanus Magazine, published by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Nov. 2004: Continue reading »

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Apr 06

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- 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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Apr 02

- Dumping of Fukushima groundwater into Pacific Ocean to begin in May (Voice of Russia, March 31, 2014):

Tokyo Electric Power Co’s dumping of groundwater from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant will begin in May, according to Japan’s minister statement, made on Sunday. Tepco is intended to create a bypass system that will direct the water flow towards the devastated plant and then funnel it to the sea way before it reaches the reactor buildings.

A local fishermen organization on Tuesday decided to allow Tepco to dump groundwater into the sea on condition that the water is clean enough for release.

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Mar 25

- Caldicott: Fukushima to be pouring radioactive water into Pacific “probably for the rest of time… forever more” — “There’s simply nothing anyone can do about it” — “Nuclear industry is covering it up because they know if truth comes out it will be end of nuclear power” (AUDIO) (ENENews, March 24, 2014):

Caravan to Midnight, the John B. Wells Program, March 2014:

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  • Dr. Helen Caldicott: There seems to be no end in sight for this dreadful catastrophe. About 300 to 400 tons of radioactive water per day are pouring into the Pacific, have been for the last 3 years, and will continue probably for the rest of time because no one can find out where the molten cores of a hundred of seethingly hot uranium are. No one can get near them because they’re so radioactive, and the water will continue to flow over them, I guess, forever more. I can’t see any other way out of it. [...] I had the same reaction as you when two days after the tsunami and earthquake occurred [...] I got this feeling in the pit of my stomach [...] there is simply nothing anyone can do about it. And people are asking me all the time what can I take, what nutrients can I take? There’s nothing you can take to remove the radioactive elements from your body once you’ve eaten them.

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Mar 11

From the article:

“The one glimmer of hope is the experts’ prediction that these children will not develop thyroid cancer, the way many did with Chernobyl levels of radiation.”

These children are developing thyroid cancer much faster than the children in Chernobyl:

- 75 Fukushima Children Confirmed Or Suspected With Thyroid Cancer – Expert: ‘Gene Pool Is Damaged’; Surge In Disease Expected

- Thyroid Cancer Rates On The Rise In Japanese Children, Experts Warn Residents To Evacuate

- Thyroid Cancers Surge Among Fukushima Youths

- ‘Cancer Cases In Fukushima Emerging Faster Than Expected’ – Japan Surgeon: I’m Very Angry, It’s Very Strange Officials Won’t Release Basic Data

- Fukushima Doctor: Thyroid Cancer Found In Over 40 Children … We Believe It’s Related To The Nuclear Disaster

- Fukushima: 27 Children Have Developed Thyroid Cancer … So Far!

- Fukushima Government Forced To Reveal Children’s Thyroid Gland Tests (The Mainichi)

- Study: 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born After Fukushima in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington

- Over 44% Of Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Abnormalities

- Seven More Fukushima Children Suspected To Have Thyroid Cancer

- WHO: Fukushima Workers Had Over 10 SIEVERTS Thyroid Dose

- ‘Many People From Even Tokyo Have Thyroid Problems Already’

- Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):

More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.

Flashback:

- U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Alan Thompson Reported 1,500 MICROSIEVERTS Per Hour Thyroid Dose South Of Tokyo On March 20, 2011

And by now “the one glimmer of hope” should be … gone.


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An employee (C) of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) measures using a dosimeter at the central operating control room of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014. (Reuters / Koji Sasahara / Pool)

- 3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount (RT, March 11, 2014):

Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

The plant’s chief, Akira Ono, has testified to the seriousness of the situation during a Monday visit by international media, saying that “the most pressing issue for us is the contaminated water, rather than decommissioning. Unless we resolve the problem, fear of the community continues and the evacuees cannot return home,” the AP cited him as saying.

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Mar 11

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DUH!!!

See my commentary here:

- Total BS: Fukushima Radiation To Reach West Coast Next Month (USA Today)


- Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain? (NBC News, March 7, 2014):

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

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Mar 10

- Fukushima: A River Runs Through It (Veterans Today, March 8, 2014):

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This is Not the Movie Version

(San Francisco) – Robert Redford and Brad Pitt along with other top notch actors made a superb movie named “A River Runs Through It” in 1992. The movie was from a story set in the American West by Norman Maclean.

This is not that story, however. This a story of an ongoing, grimy industrial disaster that destroyed any hope of continued life on Earth. We have seen it come to pass in our lifetimes. People  mostly stood by and did nothing. There is nothing we can do about it now, it is a done deal and is now called an “Extinction Level Event.”

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Mar 08

- NBC: Head of radiation testing program on West Coast says Fukushima plume could threaten ecosystems — The effect on marine life? “We don’t know, whatever is in the kelp will get in bodies of those animals also” (VIDEO) (ENENews, MArch 8, 2014):

NBC Los Angeles, Mar. 6, 2014: California Researchers Embark on “Kelp Watch 2014″ — Experts say contamination levels won’t be high enough to harm humans but can’t say the same for the ecosystem kelp supports [...] CSULB Professor Dr. Steven Manley said [...] he does not not believe the contamination levels expected in the kelp will be high enough to be harmful to humans, but he couldn’t say the same for the ecosystem the kelp supports. “The levels we project we’re going to see in kelp are going to be quite low,” he said. “But the effects on simpler forms of wildlife we don’t know. Whatever is in the kelp will get into the bodies of those animals also.” [...] “It can serve as a warning that these materials that get released thousands of miles away can find a way across the oceans,” Manley said of the kelp. [...] Results from Thursday’s samples are expected to be ready in May.

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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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