WND.com: Peterson, an African-American civil-rights leader, talk radio host and WND columnist, believes the media has been stoking the fires of black-on-white racial hatred.


(Flanagan WND press)
‘MEDIA OWN’ TV-STATION SHOOTING TRAGEDY
Reporting ‘stoked a sense of grievance among black Americans’
http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/media-owns-tv-station-shooting-tragedy/

Black leader, author and commentator Jesse Lee Peterson is charging the mainstream media bears partial responsibility for the charged circumstances that allowed the on-air murder of a television reporter and her cameraman in Virginia this week. Peterson, an African-American civil-rights leader, talk radio host and WND columnist, believes the media has been stoking the fires of black-on-white racial hatred.

Pointing to the media’s coverage of the recent church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Peterson argued the press is creating an uncontrollable sense of anger among many blacks.

“To understand how lethal this anger can be, it might pay to look at the phenomenon of the black mass murderer,” Peterson told WND. “You say, what? Black mass murderer? If you are like a lot of people, you think mass murder is a white thing. The media encourage you to do so. This is a riff you hear occasionally from black comics as well, but the perception results from the way the media treat black serial killers, not from the reality on the ground.”

Peterson, the author of the new book “The Antidote,” suggests himself that blacks turn away from anger and toward self-reliance and stronger moral values. However, he warns the media is deliberately steering blacks away from such actions and is instead providing the motivation for violent attacks on whites. He also alleges there is a double standard in how the media report racial violence and in how it ascribes political significance to certain crimes. He points to the two different narratives created for this week’s on-air murders and the recent massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.

In the killings on Wednesday, Vester Lee Flanagan, who worked under the professional name Bryce Williams, shot his co-workers to death during a live broadcast. He reportedly claimed his actions were revenge for the killings in Charleston and hoped he was going to start a “race war.” A “gay” rainbow flag was also found in the killer’s apartment.

After the shootings in Charleston, private businesses and local governments took down Confederate flags when photos circulated with alleged killer Dylan Roof posing with it. Several media outlets also charged white America was collectively responsible for the violence, with Chauncey Devega of Salon writing “white America must answer for” the killings. Barack Obama also spoke at the funeral of the pastor. However, thus far there has been no large scale effort to take down “gay” rainbow flags nor an effort to urge black Americans to take collective responsibility.

Several conservative commentators, including Dinesh D’Souza, have charged Barack Obama with hypocrisy for not speaking out against the crime as an act driven by hate.

Instead of pinning the blame on cultural, moral or racial problems, the father of slain reporter Alison Parker called for additional gun control in the wake of the tragedy.

But Peterson suggests the cause is far deeper. “An all-but-untold story is how black anger has been finding an outlet in unhinged acts of violence. Inevitably these killers blame white people for their rage. True to form, the media refuse to examine the deeper reasons for their rage, if they bother to discuss these crimes at all,” he said.

Peterson is not alone in charging the press with partial responsibility.

Jack Cashill, a WND columnist and the author of “Scarlet Letters: The Ever Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism,” went even farther than Peterson.

“The media own this tragedy,” Cashill stated bluntly. “For years, they have suppressed the ample news of black on white crime, trumpeted the rare news of white and black crime, and stoked a sense of grievance among black Americans.”

Cashill believes this week’s killing was only the latest in a long line of murders driven by racist hatred against white people.

“Vester Lee Flanagan is not the first black grievance-killer, and he will not be the last. In the last few years alone there has been Omar Thornton in Connecticut, Christopher Dorner in California, Aaron Alexis in Washington, D.C., Ismaaiyl Brinsely in Brooklyn, and more. Among them they accounted for close to 30 deaths, and none of the victims was black. “Yes, they used guns. Yes, they were all mentally unstable. But the common denominator was their media-inspired sense of grievance against the white man.”

Colin Flaherty, a reporter who has written extensively on racially motivated crimes against whites and the author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” agrees “it is absolutely fair to say the mainstream media enabled the black racial hostility that contributed to these murders.”

But Flaherty suggests the problem goes far deeper than simple media bias. He alleges nothing less than a widespread attitude of hatred against whites being pushed by a host of institutions.

“The reporters and editors are not the only guilty parties,” said Flaherty. “Black on white racial animosity is now mainstream and easy to find in churches, schools, homes, music and black websites. And liberal white websites too. Many people now think this attitude is normal. It is not.

“I expect to see more black racial resentment taught in schools, found in school books, preached from black churches, found in black music, and revered in black homes. That is growing — and it is already widespread.”

Flaherty predicts many media outlets will simply explain away black-on-white crimes as “random” or call it “workplace violence.” He cites a recent segment on Fox News in which Gretchen Carlson questioned a guest who maintained the crime was not about race. Flaherty asked rhetorically, “So if this is happening on Fox News, what do you suppose the rest of the clowns in the other media outlets were doing?”

Flaherty says much of the media have already settled on what narrative to push. “It was all about guns and workplace violence and not about race.”

Peterson, who works with African-American men with his nonprofit Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), says the ultimate solution to racial tension is for people to turn away from anger lest they let it cloud their moral judgment. Peterson cited the killer’s deeply held sense of victimhood and persecution as an example of how he believes anger can destroy a person. On his radio show, Peterson told his audience: “[Satan] presents things to your imagination, and if you have anger, you lock into it, and that’s it for you. And there’s nothing anyone can do to convince you that you’re wrong.”

Peterson urged his listeners not to give in to the anger he believes is being promoted. He counseled: “You got to let that anger go. Anyone who tells you that anger is good, that anger is power, that you need anger to motivate you, or that you can control anger, is lying to you. It’s a spirit that will destroy you. It retards you mentally and emotionally. There’s no truth in it. There’s no love in it. There’s nothing but blame and destruction.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/media-owns-tv-station-shooting-tragedy/#KEmv3wxPAGL8gyuM.99

ENENews: BREAKING: Fukushima nuclear waste detected along Southern California coast — Highest levels seen anywhere in North America

BREAKING: Fukushima nuclear waste detected along Southern California coast — Highest levels seen anywhere in North America since testing program began — 8.4 Bq/m3 of radioactive cesium measured near beach between Los Angeles and San Diego (VIDEO & MAP)
Published: August 25th, 2015 at 6:07 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/breaking-fukushima-nuclear-waste-detected-along-southern-california-coast-highest-levels-measured-anywhere-north-america-testing-program-began-84-bqm3-radioactive-cesium-beach-between-los-angele

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Center For Marine And Environmental Radiation:

Location: 32°57’0.00″N; 117°17’60.00″W [1.8 miles off the coast of Del Mar, California]
Sample Date: Apr 04, 2015 11:36
Depth: 3m
Cs134: 1.5 ± 0.1Bq/m3
Cs137: 6.9 ± 0.2Bq/m3

http://ourradioactiveocean.org/results.html
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The sample was taken just over a mile off the coast of Del Mar, CA – located about 15 miles north of San Diego and 100 miles south of Los Angeles. The only other location Woods Hole has reported detecting nuclear waste from Fukushima Daiichi along the shoreline of North America is in Ucluelet, Canada about 1,200 miles to the north of Del Mar.

7.2 becquerels per cubic meter of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 was measured in a Ucluelet sample taken in February 2015. The Del Mar sample had 8.4 Bq/m3.

Results for other Fukushima Daiichi-derived radionuclides were not posted. According to media reports, “The plume also contains other radioactive material, including Strontium 90… radioactive isotopes of iodine, low levels of plutonium and tritium might be in the plume.”

According to Woods Hole scientist Ken Buesseler, “As the plume begins to arrive along the West Coast [it] will actually increase in concentration… no public agency in the US is monitoring the activities in the Pacific… Without careful, extensive, consistent monitoring, we’ll have no way of knowing how much radiation from Fukushima is reaching our shores, and how it could affect life in the ocean.”
http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7545&cl=101655&article=184949&tid=5122

Watch Buesseler’s recent presentation near Del Mar, CA here

ENENews: 1,500% normal death rate in whales off West Coast — Gov’t declares unprecedented Unusual Mortality Event —

I must comment. The sadness at the loss of these great, magnificent creatures, is beyond words. And then you have these friggin idiots feeding us propoganda. Claims they don’t know what is killing the whale. Bullshit, plain and simple bullshit! That much radiation, cannot pour into the Pacific 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and not know what is killing all the fish, and these wonderful whales!!! They had a chance back in 2011 to try to remedy the problem, and everyone stood around with their finger up their butts, and no one did anything. Four and a half years ago! It is an outrage! Neither Japan, nor the US have any answers for us about the deaths.
The reason? Well if everyone took the time, and remembered something about biology, they would suddenly realize that Japan has not only killed the Pacific Ocean, but the entire human race!

“Horrific environmental mystery… Everyone’s freaked out”: 1,500% normal death rate in whales off West Coast — Gov’t declares unprecedented Unusual Mortality Event — Scientists alarmed, ‘no idea’ what’s happening — Expert: “It’s all going to cascade up to us” — Other die-offs being reported (VIDEOS)
Published: August 24th, 2015 at 7:52 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/horrific-environmental-mystery-everyones-freaked-govt-declares-1st-unusual-mortality-event-alaska-whales-1500-normal-death-rate-scientists-increasingly-alarmed-idea-whats-happening-all-going-ca


NOAA, Aug 20, 2015 (emphasis added): 2015 large whale stranding locations in the Western Gulf of Alaska… These mortalities are unusual because there is a marked increase in the magnitude or a marked change in the nature of morbidity, mortality or strandings when compared with prior records… Additionally, large whale strandings have increased during the months of July and August in the waters off of British Columbia, Canada… Large whale strandings have continued to the present… Additionally, a common murre die-off was reported… This is the first large whale UME in Alaska.
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/health/mmume/faqs_2015_large_whale.html

AP: 30 large whales [have died in the] Gulf of Alaska… [NOAA] declared the deaths an “unusual mortality event”… [In Canada] six large whales have been reported dead…
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/20/federal-agency-announces-plans-for-further-investigation-in-deaths-30-whales-in/

Guardian: Experts puzzled as 30 whales stranded; Scientists ‘very concerned’… NOAA concedes ‘bottom line is we don’t know what’s causing deaths’… [There’s] an official investigation into the mystery of what could be killing so many marine mammals.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/22/alaska-fin-whale-die-off-mystery

Huffington Post: Whales are turning up dead along the Alaska coast in alarming numbers, and scientists so far have no idea what’s causing it… 30 whales have been found dead… That compares to just five dead whales in all of last year.
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/21/dozens-of-whales-are-mysteriously-dying-off-the-coast-of-alaska/21225729/


CBC News: four whales species have been identified… humpback, sperm, grey and fin.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/what-s-killing-whales-off-b-c-alaska-coast-1.3197866

Alaska Dispatch: The whale deaths may be tied to a larger marine pattern, officials said… managers are coping with several abnormalities in the Pacific… Thousands of starving sea lion pups [and] large numbers of seabirds have died… “each of these individual species that are examined are really important to us as we put the whole ecosystem picture together,” [NOAA’s] Rowles said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/what-s-killing-whales-off-b-c-alaska-coast-1.3197866

KING 5: “If you see one on the beach, you know there have to be more. They’re just dying off shore,” said [NOAA’s] Vera Trainer… “if whales and other marine mammals are getting a huge slug of toxin in their food… they’re going to have problems,” Trainer said… “It’s all going to Cascade up to us,” Trainer said… In addition to whales, Alaska’s seen dead walruses and a lot of dead or disoriented birds… “We think this is giving us a window into the future, and the concern is not just this year, but what’s going to happen in future years,” said Trainer.
http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/08/21/whale-deaths-toxic-algae-alaska/32153953/


Wired: Dozens of dead whales have been washing ashore in Alaska, and nobody knows why… The ordeal has everyone freaked out. NOAA has declared the string of strandings an “unusual mortality event.”… “horrific environmental mystery” seems like a much more appropriate label…
http://www.wired.com/2015/08/dozens-dead-whales-washing-ashore-alaska/

CNN: Whales are dying at an alarming rate in the western Gulf of Alaska… and officials in Alaska have also noted widespread deaths of common murres…
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/21/us/alaska-whale-deaths-investigation/


KTVA: “A mysterious number of whale deaths in Alaskan waters is puzzling scientists tonight. It’s a mystery… The NOAA wants to know why there have been 30 dead whales in an area that normally sees about 8 deaths a year [Note: That’s an average of 2 every 3 months, 30 in 3 months is 15 times average]. NOAA scientists say there’s nothing normal about the number of dead whales that have turned up in Alaskan waters… [NOAA scientist Aleria Jensen,] “It could also be some kind of disease or maybe another environmental issue.”

Washington Post: One cause that they’ve basically ruled out is radiation exposure. All it takes is a quick Google to know that many instinctively blame the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster for animal deaths. In acknowledgement of that, NOAA has added a note to its FAQ confirming that the tissue they sampled showed no signs of such contamination…
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/08/20/deaths-of-30-large-whales-in-alaska-declared-unusual-mortality-event/

The Post says NOAA has confirmed ‘no signs’ of contamination, however NOAA’s actual statement is full of caveats: “Is there any link to these large whale deaths to the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown? It is highly unlikely. From the one fin whale… Preliminary results do not suggest any unusual exposure to human-generated radionuclides, specifically cesium, that would be considered harmful to wildlife. Further testing is underway.”

Watch broadcasts: CNN :
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/21/us/alaska-whale-deaths-investigation/
| CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/what-s-killing-whales-off-b-c-alaska-coast-1.3197866
| KING 5:
http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/08/21/whale-deaths-toxic-algae-alaska/32153953/
| KTVA:
http://www.ktva.com/noaa-to-look-into-unusual-whale-deaths-887/

RSOE EDIS: USA – Biological Hazard – 2015.08.19 Ebola in Manhattan

2015-08-19 18:12:34 – Biological Hazard – USA
EDIS Code: BH-20150819-49739-USA
Date&Time: 2015-08-19 18:12:34 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of New York,
Location: Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan,
City: New York City
Number of infected people: 1

Description:
A person with symptoms that “meet the criteria” for the deadly Ebola virus was transported Wednesday to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center, a spokesman with the Fire Department of New York said. “Our EMS units in the field picked up a patient and they met the criteria for fever travel,” the spokesman, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter, said in an interview with Patch. The person transported had recently traveled abroad, fire officials say, and was showing signs of fever and other symptoms associated with Ebola. The NYC Department of Health (DOH) said in a statement that the individual “recently returned from Guinea and is experiencing illness.” The DOH, in collaboration with the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), will “evaluate the patient to determine if an Ebola test is required and evaluate for other causes of illness,” said the statement, also disseminated by the Bellevue press office. The fire department was standing by on Wednesday afternoon at Bellevue with a number of different units, including Hazmat teams and squad cars, in accordance with an Ebola protocol put in place one year ago, during the massive West Africa outbreak. (During that time, Bellevue was reportedly chosen as the go-to hospital for persons with Ebola symptoms.) The last reported Ebola case in New York City – and the U.S. – was in October 2014, at the height of international Ebola paranoia. In that case, Craig Spencer, a medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, was treated – and cured – at Bellevue. Ebola spreads from person to person through direct contact with bodily fluids, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A spokesperson for the CDC told Patch on Wednesday afternoon that New York state officials have not yet requested help from CDC’s special Ebola response team.

The name of Hazard: Ebola virus disease (EVD)
Species: Human
Posted:2015-08-19 18:12:34 [UTC]

ENENews: Extremely high risk of major eruption… Gov’t Before Nuke Restart: “Little chance of major eruption”

Unprecedented volcano warning near Japan’s only restarted nuke plant — Mountain is swelling, expanding — Large amounts of magma causing ‘sudden crustal movement’ — Gov’t Now: Extremely high risk of major eruption… Gov’t Before Nuke Restart: “Little chance of major eruption” (VIDEO)
Published: August 17th, 2015 at 8:29 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/unprecedented-volcanic-warning-japans-only-operating-nuclear-plant-restarted-officials-extremely-high-risk-major-eruption-last-week-little-chance-major-eruption-mountain-swelling-expanding-si?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29


The Independent, Aug 16, 2015 (emphasis added): Japan’s weather agency issued a warning… that the likelihood of the eruption of [Sakurajima] was extremely high… after it detected a spike in seismic activity… They have warned an evacuation of the city of just over 600,000 people may be necessary. [JMA] said: “The possibility for a large-scale eruption has become extremely high for Sakurajima.”… It comes as a nuclear reactor 50 kilometres (31 miles) away was switched back on.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-volcano-alert-issued-just-miles-from-newly-reopened-nuclear-reactor-10457830.html


Mainichi, Aug 17, 2015: On Aug. 15 alone, there were 1,023 volcanic earthquakes… the JMA has pointed out that crustal changes that indicate mountain swell as a result of a magma rise are still continuing… Kazuya Kokubo [with JMA said] “underground pressure hasn’t been relieved. An eruption could occur at any time.”
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201508160026

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 16, 2015: … the mountain [is] expanding… [officials] estimate that a large volume of magma continues to accumulate.


Reuters/Kyodo, Aug 15, 2015: The agency also said it had raised the warning level … to an unprecedented 4.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/japan-issues-warning-for-volcano-eruption_1647342.html


Jiji Press, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained alert for signs of a major eruption… [An official] called on the public to act calmly… a major eruption could be imminent. Level 4 is the highest ever for Sakurajima… “I have lived in Sakurajima for more than 50 years but have not imagined we would have to evacuate,” said Emiko Miyashita, 80… crustal movement was also observed [and there’s] signs indicating magma has risen to near the volcanic vent… “It would be no surprise if it were to erupt at any moment,” an agency official said.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLXcPmrStY


Wall St Journal, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained on high alert for a major eruption at Mount Sakurajima… Seismic activity began increasing dramatically Saturday morning and data showed swelling of the mountain, the agency said.
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/08/17/japan-still-on-high-alert-for-eruption-at-mount-sakurajima/

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: [JMA] said a major eruption of volcanic Mount Sakurajima could be imminent… signs of sudden crustal movement were also observed… Agency officials said there were indications a much larger eruption was in the offing.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201508150025

Yomiuri Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: A major eruption is highly likely to occur, the agency said… There is a possibility that magma has risen to the shallow part of the volcano…
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLX8fmrStY


Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: [NRA, Japan’s nuclear regulator,] decided there is little chance of a major volcanic eruption in the next several decades.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/12/national/volcano-issues-unaddressed-nuclear-plant-restart#.VdLYDPmrStY

NHK, Aug. 15, 2015: Officials say they are not taking any particular precautions because they think a possible eruption would not affect the plant.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150815_16.html

Bloomberg, Aug 15, 2015: Volcanic rock and ash could cut off transport routes and prompt workers at Sendai to flee the nuclear site in the event of an eruption… engineering consultant John Large wrote.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/17/national/mount-sakurajima-volcanic-activity-eases-somewhat/#.VdLYXvmrStY

The Times, Aug 11, 2015: Environmentalists complain that the company has paid insufficient attention to the effect of heavy ash fall on the plant’s machinery.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150815_16.html

Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: Sendai nuclear power plant… has not designated a site for relocating nuclear fuel in the event of a massive volcanic eruption, claiming that warning signs would give Kepco enough time to prepare and transfer the fuel… In the event of a major eruption, however, pyroclastic flows could reach the plant and disable cooling functions… which could trigger massive radioactive emissions… The sheer volume [of spent fuel] makes it hard to find a relocation site big enough to take them… Toshitsugu Fujii, a member of the panel [advising the gov’t] said that the panel’s opinion is not necessarily consistent with that of the NRA.

Watch NHK’s broadcasts here

AJC: Johnny Edwards Article: Evangelist charged in Elaine Boyer’s kickback scheme

Evangelist charged in Elaine Boyer’s kickback scheme

Posted: 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

By Johnny Edwards – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/evangelist-charged-in-elaine-boyers-kickback-schem/nnJRd/#255987e9.4016292.735826

A federal grand jury has indicted Rooks Boynton, an evangelist who helped Elaine Boyer fleece DeKalb County taxpayers by posing as her legislative advisor.

The indictment says he accepted more than 35 checks from then-DeKalb County Commissioner Boyer, totaling about $85,000, for consulting services he never performed. He kicked most of the money back to Boyer and her husband.

Boynton, 73, is charged with federal program theft and federal program theft conspiracy.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raised questions about her spending on a county-issued Visa card in March 2014. The AJC continued investigating and discovered the kickback scheme involving Boynton, as did the FBI. Boyer resigned in disgrace in August 2014 and is now serving a 14-month federal prison sentence.

Boynton is the third person connected to Boyer to face charges of pilfering taxpayer money, and part of a succession of corruption scandals plaguing DeKalb government. The brazen method Boyer used to extract tens of thousands of dollars shows how mired in corruption the county had become.

From September 2009 to November 2011, Boyer used false documents to have the county cut checks to Boynton. Invoices said he researched issues such as transportation, Grady hospital and MARTA’S legislative oversight committee, MARTOC. When one check was entered into the county’s computer system, someone typed, “Lobbying & Legislative Analysis.”

Boynton was not a registered lobbyist, but a family friend and religious activist who ran unsuccessfully for DeKalb CEO three decades ago. He also ran a nonprofit, Rooks Boynton Ministries, which performed “ministerial services both locally and on foreign mission trips,” according to tax documents.

The indictment, issued Tuesday and obtained by Channel 2 Action News, cites five occasions on which Boynton deposited DeKalb County checks ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Boynton funneled about $60,000 of the total into an account controlled by Boyer and her husband, John, the indictment says.

“Boynton kept and spent the rest of the approximately $25,000 that he received from DeKalb County,” the indictment says, “despite not performing any services for DeKalb County.”

The indictment notes that DeKalb, as a local government, receives federal funds, thus the federal program theft charges.

John Boyer, who pleaded guilty to masterminding the scheme, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 19.

In a case not related to the kickbacks, Bob Lundsten, who was Boyer’s top aide, has been charged with using his government-issued Visa card for personal purchases. That case is being handled by the DeKalb County District Attorney.

FROM: MAJIA’S BLOG: North American Animal Decline Since Fukushima

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015

North American Animal Decline Since Fukushima
http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2015/08/north-american-animal-decline-since.html
(Courtesy of Majia’s Blog) Thanks Majia, Great Story!

The biological effects of Fukushima contamination are likely to extend far beyond Japan. The use of seawater to cool the reactors produced spherical, uranium peroxide clusters called buckyballs, which are noted for their durability and transportability.

Radioactive Sulfur-35 (35S) was detected in Southern California from 20-28 March 2011. The researchers concluded that neutron leakage transformed salt water chlorine (35Cl) into radioactive 35S through a process of multistage decay.

During roughly that same time period, separate researchers from California State Long Beach sampling kelp offshore found Iodine-131, which has an approximate eight day half-life. The researchers concluded that the iodine-131 was likely deposited by precipitation contaminated with Fukushima fallout.

Contamination transported by wind and precipitation is supplemented by dispersion of radionuclides by ocean currents. Research conducted by Stan-Sion, Enachescu, and Pietre identified arrival of the ocean-borne plume of radionuclides from the initial days of the Fukushima disaster in La Jolla, California, evidenced by a 2.5 factor increase in Iodine-129 and Iodine-127 activity peaking June 18 2013 (date collection ended July 2013).

More plumes of contaminated water are no doubt forthcoming given (1) ongoing dumping of water contaminated with tritium and (2) relentless leakage of water contaminated by the entire range of fission isotopes, with Strontium-90 emerging as particularly salient given spiking levels in Fukushima’s port during the spring of 2015.

Although there is no way of proving causation, a vast number of adverse mortality events occurring in sea life up and down the North American Pacific Coast raises questions about whether Fukushima and tsunami contamination may have interfered with the food cycle or increased susceptibility to disease.

In 2011 and unusual mortality events were reported for Alaskan walruses, seals, and polar bears, all of which were found to be “suffering from hair loss, skin sores, and unusually lethargic behavior.” No cause was ever identified. Unusual mortality events for California sea lions were reported by the NOAA in 2013, escalating to catastrophic losses in 2015.

Dolphin populations in California also experienced significant mortality events in 2013 and were found to have significantly impaired immune systems. Sardines in the Pacific Northwest experienced also experienced a significant reduction in numbers in 2013, with the November population estimate of 378,000 tons constituting a steep drop from the 1.5 million tons estimated in 2000. 378,000 tons represented the lowest reported in over ten years. The King Salmon population in Alaska declined 73 percent from 2011 to 2012 (Jim Carlton, Wall Street Journal (August 4, 2012) p. A3).

In 2014, starfish were afflicted with a devastating and inexplicable wasting disease up and down the coast of North America.

An unusual mortality event was reported for Alaskan whales in 2015. North American Pacific coast sea birds have also been impacted. Adverse mortality events have afflicted murres and shearwater. Autopsies indicated the shearwaters had a high parasite count and were starving. Auklets living along entire north American pacific coast have also experienced a steep population declines that were described as “just massive, massive, unprecedented” by Julia Parish, a seabird ecologist at the University of Washington who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team.

Land animals in Alaska and California also experienced significant and inexplicable population declines.

Western Arctic caribou experienced a decline of 27 percent between 2011 and 2013. Monarch butterfly populations that migrate to a specific area in Mexico experienced a record low in 2013, with their numbers contained by 2.9 acres in 2013, compared to 12 acres between 2003 and 2012. In 2013 California race horses were afflicted with a mysterious affliction that caused them to drop dead suddenly. Bees in California also experienced a significant population decline in 2013: “A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.” The moose population, already in decline prior to Fukushima, fell still further between 2010 and 2014 with one population in Minnesota cut in half between 2010 and 2014.

These data points suggest a trend of accelerating population declines in sea and land life that became very apparent in 2013.

NOAA officials and scientists queried by the media have not provided definitive answers, often describing the events as perplexing and befuddling. In 2015, large numbers of dying sea lions on California beaches heightened media inquiry.

The most commonly forwarded explanation for their condition was an unprecedented toxic algae bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia, often described as red tide, which produces a neurotoxin named domoic acid. Unusually warm water was figured as responsible for this algae bloom off the coast of California, but no research has been released about potential radionuclide contamination of the bloom, nor were radionuclide results of sampled deceased animals made publicly available, although another species of red tide aglae has been shown to bioaccumulate radionuclides.

Climate change is being forwarded as the generalized and encompassing cause for all animal mortality events, but this explanation ignores the potential contribution of other factors, especially radiation bioaccumulation effects in the wake of the Fukushima crisis.

Moreover, tritium and noble gasses produced by Fukushima (among other radionuclides), particularly Krypton-85, may have played a role in altering climatic and ocean conditions.

Atmospheric levels of Krypton-85 have increased tremendously throughout the atomic age, raising scientific concerns about atmospheric effects. A 1997 study found significant increases in Krypton-85 in the atmosphere from nuclear explosions and reprocessing, noting that in the mid-1940s there existed less than 5 disintegrations per minute (dpm) per liter of krypton, but by the end of that decade levels had risen to 100 dpm per liter. Samples from the 1990s measured “tens of thousands” of disintegrations per minute per liter. Krypton-85 increases air ionization and electrical conductivity.

A study on Krypton-85 published by the IAEA notes: “There are unforeseeable effects for weather and climate if the krypton-85 content of the earth atmosphere continues to rise. There may be a krypton-specific greenhouse effect and a collapse of the natural atmospheric-electrical field.” Concerns about Krypton-85 levels caused the EPA to announce new regulatory efforts in 2014.

Fukushima reactors 1 through 3 were estimated to have lost their full inventory of Krypton-85, resulting in a release of 44.1 PetaBecquerels, whereas Chernobyl produced 33 PetaBecquerels.

This estimate for Fukushima does not include emissions from the fuel in reactor 4’s spent fuel pool, although that pool was known to have lost water for at least five days. Remember that research from Stohl et al. on Fukushima’s noble gas releases concluded that unit 4 must have also contributed to releases.

The estimate of 44.1 PetaBecquerels of Krypton-85 also does not include ongoing noble gas emissions reported by TEPCO in 2012 and 2015.

Increased ionization of the atmosphere by Krypton-85 may have impacted atmospheric conditions, contributing to the “record drought” in the western US reported in the summer of 2012. Moreover, ionization from the decay of Krypton-85 and other radionuclides could also be contributing to ocean acidification. Many radionuclides, such as tritium and cesium, are water soluble and noble gasses saturate the sea surface, although colder temperatures increase uptake. Radioactive decay can cause oxidation, which promotes acidification. Some algae are better adapted to acidification, including red algae ones that produce domoic acid. Acidification of the world’s oceans was an escalating problem before the Fukushima disaster. The impacts of the unprecedented release of radionuclides, including Krypton-85, Tritium, and Cesium, from Fukushima may be contributing to an array of factors that together present “tipping points” for already stressed ocean life.

As noted in previous chapters, marine defaunation is escalating, reaching critical proportions in some species. Mass animal mortality events can be triggered by complex inputs whose synergies produce “tipping points.” A mass mortality event is defined as a:
rapidly occurring catastrophic demographic events that punctuate background mortality levels. Individual MMEs are staggering in their observed magnitude: removing more than 90% of a population, resulting in the death of more than a billion individuals, or producing 700 million tons of dead biomass in a single event. (1)
Although well documented, science lacks understanding of the major features and characterizations of MMEs, including causes and trends. Scientists studying MMEs have found they are increasing in number and seem connected to a rise in disease emergence, biotoxicity, and events resulting from multiple interacting stressors. MMEs with the largest magnitude resulted from multiple stressors, starvation and disease. Tipping points occur through the convergence of multiple stressors.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF BIOACCUMULATION OF RADIONUCLIDES IN PACIFIC OCEAN LIFE NEEDED NOW!

SOURCE

[i] Samuel Fey, Adam Siepielski, Sébastien Nusslé, Kristina Cervantes-Yoshida, Jason Hwan, Eric Huber, Maxfield Fey, Alessandro Catenazzi, and Stephanie Carlson “Recent shifts in the occurrence, cause, and magnitude of animal mass mortality events,” PNAS (2014 early edition), http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1414894112., 1.

The Universe Is Steadily Deteriorating And So Is The Human Race – Why Is This Happening?

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Did you know that scientists have come to the conclusion that “the universe is slowly dying”?  In fact, they have found that the universe is only producing about half as much energy as it once did, and they have also found that the level of energy is continuing to fade.  Not only that, our sun also appears to be dying.  Solar activity has slowed down to a level not seen for about 100 years, and scientists are not quite sure what to make of it.  Pretty much all scientists agree that the sun will die “one day”, but could it be possible that it is happening faster than any of them ever imagined?  In addition, in this article I will include information about how the human race itself is deteriorating.  There is a common misconception that humanity has been constantly improving and getting better, but scientists have discovered that…

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