ENENews: Officials: Much of Pacific Ocean threatened by Fukushima releases, an area covering 1/3 of globe — US: “States in region understandably concerned for safety”… “Urgent need” to assess impact on food, water — IAEA begins testing around Pacific

Officials: Much of Pacific Ocean threatened by Fukushima releases, an area covering 1/3 of globe — US: “States in region understandably concerned for safety”… “Urgent need” to assess impact on food, water — IAEA begins testing around Pacific
Published: June 29th, 2015 at 6:56 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/nuclear-officials-area-affected-fukushima-encompass-pacific-ocean-one-third-globe-states-region-understandably-concerned-safety-urgent-need-assess-affect-food-water-iaea-begins-quarterly-testing

Marshall Islands Journal, Jul 18, 2014 (emphasis added): Seawater check for radioactivity… the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the Marshall Islands earlier this month to train local officials to sample seawater for radioactive cesium… the IAEA Project [is] called “Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region.”… During a field exercise on July 2, two sets of seawater samples were collected… The samples were collected on filter cartridges coated with chemicals that will bond to the cesium element… This is the start of monitoring Marshall Islands seawater for cesium radioactivity which will be carried out every three months…
http://www.marshallislandsjournal.com/Archive%207-18-14-page.html

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Ambassador Glyn Davies, Permanent U.S. Representative to the IAEA, 2011: Today the Secretariat has presented to us a new Technical Cooperation project entitled “Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region.”… Member States in the region are understandably concerned for the safety of their marine environments. The IAEA has unique expertise to offer in helping them to assess how recent events in Japan may affect their food and water resources… The United States fully supports this project… While the Secretariat has demonstrated admirable flexibility and agility in assembling this project quickly to meet an urgent need, we recognize… extra-budgetary resources are required… My delegation is pleased to announce that the United States will immediately make available $400,000 for this new regional, Fukushima-related project… We hope this contribution will allow the project to move forward without delay…
http://vienna.usmission.gov/110607tc.html

IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme 2011–15: Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region… this radioactive contamination could be transported and circulated through the Pacific Ocean… Member States have expressed concern about the possible impact of these releases on their coastal zones… An urgent and harmonised regional approach is essential… The area potentially affected may encompass much of the Pacific Ocean, which covers one third of the area of the globe.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_2Gxs-KO9DYJ:www.rcaro.org/attach/filedownloads/do_down/no/13466+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

IAEA Coordinated Research Activities in 2014–2015 (pdf): Benchmark Ocean Models for the Dispersion and Radiological Impact of Released Radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant – The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant released huge amounts of radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean. These radionuclides will be transferred and dispersed over the Pacific Ocean during the next years. There are a number of different ocean dispersion models to predict the dispersion of pollutants… and uptake in biota and to assess the potential radiation exposure to humans and the environment… The predictions can be used for recommendations for the Pacific Member States for measures with regard to seafood consumption or export or import of marine food…

IAEA Coordinated Research Activities in 2015 (pdf): Benchmark Ocean Models for the Dispersion and Radiological Impact of Radionuclides Released from Nuclear Power Plants in Emergency Situations… These radionuclides are being dispersed and transferred through the ocean, and numerous studies of these processes have been carried out… to predict the behaviour of the radionuclides and, further on, to estimate doses to biota and human populations… The Fukushima discharges will be used as a benchmark study for the Pacific Ocean. The simulated data will be compared with actual measurement results…
http://eeae.gr/docs/files/_iaea_grants_2014.pdf

See also: Paper: IAEA to monitor radioactive substances 7,000 km from Fukushima

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ENENewsL Experts: The world’s never seen anything like this… We have 3 nuclear cores that hit groundwater


Major Newspapers: The big question is, where did Fukushima’s melted fuel go?… Just where is that fuel?… No one even knows where it is — Experts: The world’s never seen anything like this… We have 3 nuclear cores that hit groundwater (VIDEO)
Published: June 23rd, 2015 at 3:08 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/ap-biggest-question-fukushimas-melted-fuel-asahi-fuel-mainichi-one-fuel-experts-nuclear-cores-hit-groundwater-could-melted-ground-world-never-case-like-fukushima-fuel-melted-fell-video?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29


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AP, Jun 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, the road ahead remains riddled with unknowns… Experts have yet to pinpoint the exact location of the melted fuel… [T]he hardest part of the decommissioning: Removing the melted fuel from the three wrecked reactors. The biggest questions are where the melted fuel is and in what condition… experts believe the melted fuel has breached the cores and fallen to the bottom of the containment chambers, some possibly seeping into the concrete foundation.

(Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi, AP)
http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/What-s-ahead-for-Japan-s-Fukushima-nuclear-plant-6323019.php

Asahi Shimbun, Jun 15, 2015: The road map also maintains the objective of starting the removal of melted fuel at one of the three reactors in 2021… However, a major problem is the uncertainty about just where that melted fuel is located.

Mainichi, Jun 15, 2015: First of all, no one knows for sure exactly what state the fuel is in or even where it is…
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20150615p2a00m0na007000c.html

Yomiuri Shimbun, Jun 15, 2015: Constantly emitting deadly radiation, melted nuclear fuel presents the biggest headache… “The world has never seen a case like Fukushima’s, where nuclear fuel melted and fell through,” IRID technology advisory committee member and University of Tokyo School of Engineering Prof. Hajime Asama said.
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002179580


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South China Morning Post, Jun 16, 2015: Scale of Fukushima clean-up revealed as decommissioning ‘road map’ is revised… [it] exposes the severity of challenges faced — Japan’s decision to revise its “road map” for the decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear plant has raised new questions about the scale of the problems that remain to be overcome… Nuclear industry analysts [say they are] trying to solve problems that had never been encountered before… “[They] set as short a schedule as possible to keep public criticism to a minimum… more of a political decision”… Even now, more than four years after the disaster, nuclear engineers can only make educated guesses as to where the molten fuel has pooled and the state it is in.
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1822629/fukushima-decommissioning-plan-suffers-another-setback

Asahi Shimbun, Jun 17, 2015: Nobody [knows] the amount or exact location of melted fuel…
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201506170050

Dr. Gordon Edwards, physicist and court certified nuclear expert, Feb 11, 2015 (42:30 in): “The heat from the disintegrating atoms raised the temperature to 7,000°F, and the cores of 3 of those reactors melted right down to the bottom of the reactor, and some of them maybe melted right through into the ground below.”

Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, World Uranium Symposium, April 2015 (21:15 in): “[Chernobyl’s] core never hit groundwater, that core stayed in the building and remained dry. We have 3 nuclear cores in contact with groundwater.”

Watch presentations: Edwards | Gundersen

ENENews shows that CBS has conveyed some of the facts about the Fukushima Nightmare that the rest of us have known about for 4.5 years

Has the rest of the news media finally decided it is time to tell the country the truth about Fukushima and the radiation nightmare that no one would speak about for the past four and a half years?

CBS: Worst may not be over from Fukushima — “Effects of radiation have become much more severe” — “Enormous decline” seen in animal species — “Striking drop-off… really dramatic impacts” due to nuclear disaster (VIDEO)

Published: April 17th, 2015 at 10:18 am ET
http://enenews.com/cbs-worst-be-fukushima-effects-radiation-become-severe-enormous-decline-animal-species-really-striking-drop-dramatic-impacts-video
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University of South Carolina, Apr 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima… as several recent papers from University of South Carolina biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show, the avian situation there is just getting worse… They recently published a paper in the Journal of Ornithology showing results from the first three years…Many populations were found to have diminished in number as a result of the accident, with several species suffering dramatic declines… What might be most disheartening to the researchers involved, and bird-lovers in general, is how the situation is progressing in Fukushima. Despite the decline in background radiation in the area over these past four years,the deleterious effects of the accident on birds are actually increasing.

Dr. Tim Mousseau, USC biologist: “The declines have been really dramatic… now we see thisreally striking drop-off in numbers of birds as well as numbers of species of birds. So both thebiodiversity and the abundance are showing dramatic impacts in these areas with higher radiation levels, even as the levels are declining.”

CBS News, Apr 16, 2015: Near site of Fukushima disaster, birds still in peril… birds are becoming a rarity around the damaged nuclear site… “There are dramatic reductions in the number of birds”… Mousseau told CBS News. “In terms of barn swallows in Fukushima, there had beenhundreds if not thousands in many of these towns where we were working. Now we are seeing a few dozen of them left. It’s just anenormous decline.”… Around Fukushima, Mousseau predicts the worst may not be over… “So now we see this really striking drop-offin numbers of birds as well as numbers of species of birds. So both the biodiversity and the abundance are showing dramatic impacts in these areas with higher radiation levels, even as the levels are declining.” Mousseau said the reason comes down to the long-term impact of the radiation. “It takes multiple generations for the effects of mutations to be expressed…”

Journal of Ornithology, A. Møller, I. Nishiumi and T. Mousseau, March 2015: Cumulative effects of radioactivity from Fukushima on the abundance and biodiversity of birds… overall abundance and  diversity of species on average decreased with increasing levels of background radiation… the relationship became more strongly negative across years… Although there has been great public interest concerning the ecological, genetic and potential health consequences of the Fukushima radiological disaster, basic research to date has been surprisingly limited… Recent seminal studies of butterflies exposed to radioactive contaminants associated with the Fukushima disaster found strong evidence for increased mutation rates, developmental abnormalities and population effects as a direct consequence of exposure to radionuclides… Murase et al. (2015) made an equally compelling case for radiation having a negative impact on reproductive performance in the decline of Japanese goshawks.

Environmental Indicators (Journal), A. Møller and T. Mousseau, 2015: Many species occur both at Chernobyl and Fukushima, allowing a test of similarity in the effect of radiation on abundance….among the 14 species occurring at both sites [the] slope of the relationship between abundance and radiation for the 14 common species was… much stronger at Fukushima… [Since 2011] the effects of radiation on abundance became much more severe.

Watch the researchers bird counting in Fukushima at a “very hot and quiet site”

From Radiation Exposure


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Its real, but damned if I know what it is

http://enenews.com/forum-best-practices-combating-effects-radiation
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/natural-remedies-for-radiation-exposure/

Activated Charcoal
“Another substance heralded for its absorption properties. Studies show that charcoal possesses the unique ability to neutralize radiation, and that 10 grams of charcoal can neutralize up to 7 grams of toxic material. …”
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/natural-remedies-for-radiation-exposure/

Other methods listed in this article also.

13 Natural Remedies For Radiation Exposure
Published on June 22, 2011, Last Updated on June 25, 2014
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The earthquake and nuclear power plant meltdown brought up many concerns involving radiation levels in Japan, and the entire globe. Here at Global Healing Center, we are committed to educating and helping individuals reduce radiation exposure caused by nuclear fallout, as well as everyday exposure to harmful electromagnetic frequencies

Harmful Effects of Radiation Exposure
There are multiple harmful effects of radiation, and many of them go unnoticed in the body.

Over time, low level exposure can lead to major digestive imbalance, blood alteration and even the destruction of many cellular structures in the body’s key organ and tissue systems. Common signs of low level radiation exposure include symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, nausea, scalp tenderness, scalp discoloration and dry/itchy skin. In extreme cases, low exposure of radiation may also cause brain damage, memory problems, mood changes and reduced listening capacities, psychomotor abilities and information processing times. All good reasons to consider protecting oueselves from this type of exposure.

Large amounts of radiation exposure can have devastating consequences such as bloody vomit, hair loss, nerve damage, blood vessel destruction, seizures and, with prolonged strong exposure, can even lead to death.

Our circulatory system is also vulnerable to radiation. Even very low levels reduces lymphocytes in the blood. When lymphocytes are lowered, we are more likely to get infections, and what is known as mild radiation sickness. Symptoms are flu-like and may increase the likelihood of developing leukaemia and lymphoma in the future. The reproductive system is also vulnerable to exposure. Long-term radiation exposure can even lead to sterility, birth defects and still-births.

Reducing Radiation Exposure with Natural Remedies
1. Nascent Iodine

Radiation has a direct effect on the thyroid gland, prohibiting its ability to create iodine, an imperative player in healthy DNA integrity, immune function, metabolic and endocrine balance, as well as cardiovascular health. Supplementing with nascent iodine helps counteract the effects of radioactive Iodine. It is one of the single most bio-available forms of iodine, and may be effective in aiding individuals exposed to radiation by lowering accumulated and stored radioactive toxins in the thyroid. Detoxadine® is Global Healing Center’s brand of standardized nano-colloidal nascent iodine manufactured with a unique transformative bio-elemental matrix using a revolutionary process. This means that it will be gentler on your digestive system than other iodine supplements.

2. Potassium Orotate

In addition to radioactive iodine, the body may also be exposed to a radioactive isotope of caesium known as Cesium-137. This is formed as bi-product of nuclear fission. Potassium orotates can prevent the accumulation of Cesium-137. In fact, getting enough potassium from food such as bananas is a good first step at preventing radioactive cesium 137 retention. That said, potassium in the diet may not be enough. According to the CDC, potassium can play a major role in protecting the body and thyroid gland after an internal contamination, as in the example of the Japanese nuclear reactor explosion. Potassium Orotate is the best form of potassium to use for radiation exposure.

3. Calcium and Magnesium

Radiation sign
Each of these essential minerals can decontaminate a form of nuclear waste known as Strontium 90. Dr. Linus Pauling recommends calcium supplementation, as it can lower Strontium absorption by up to 90 percent. I recommend using calcium and magnesium orotate found in the product IntraCal.

4. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)

Dimethylsulfoxide is an antioxidant sulphur compound. Studies show that DMSO actively detoxifies and protects the body from the effects of harmful radiation. One study from Japan found that even small amounts of DMSO offered radio-protective benefits on human DNA and overall cellular structures. It also neutralizes exposure from radio-isotopes. Studies show that the X-irradiation that can damage the body’s Kupffer and serous cells can be prevented with the use of DMSO.. Animal studies also show that rats exposed to x-ray radiation could be protected from the negative effects of the exposure via the intake of DMSO. This chemical could at least partially protect the rats by halting the typical toxicant reactions associated with radiation. Another study from the School of Medicine at the Yokohama City University in Japan found that DMSO offered protective effects for cell destruction, as well as DNA aberrations, in mice exposed to radioactive substances.

5. Zeolites

Nuclear waste is typically “cleaned” or “stored” in the environment by mixing it with Zeolite clay and packing it underground. Zeolites can attach themselves to and remove nuclear waste from the cellular level. In fact, one European study found that Zeolite clay was an effective decontaminate for animals affected by the nuclear waste disaster in Chemobyl. Zeolite clay can also be taken internally for detoxing radiation. Perhaps the best evidence proving that Zeolite helps detoxification of radiation was its widespread usage in the nuclear meltdowns at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the British Nuclear Fuels (BNF), where it was used to absorb radioactive strontium and cesium – 137 from walls and floors. Similarly, the United States’ nuclear weapons facilities use Zeolite clay to line walls and floors to prevent toxicity.

6. Other clays

There are many types of clays that bond to nuclear waste from the body. Others include Kaolin, Red Clay, Bentonite, Fuller’s Earth, Montmorillonite. French Green Clay is another absorptive clay shown to possess the ability to rid radiation, toxic metals and chemical residues from the human body. This should come as no surprise, as clay has often been used by engineers, and by the environment itself, to remove toxins from the body or ground. Again, it was also used at Chernobyl in 1986. In fact, the former Soviet government added this type of clay to chocolate bars that were then given to citizens to help them remove radioactive waste from the system.

7. Activated Charcoal

Another substance heralded for its absorption properties. Studies show that charcoal possesses the unique ability to neutralize radiation, and that 10 grams of charcoal can neutralize up to 7 grams of toxic material.

8. Papain

Papain is a cysteine hydrolase extracted from papaya fruit known for its ability to reduce toxicants. In one laboratory study on rats, it was found that half of rats supplementing with papain could survive a lethal amount of radiation, whereas control rats did not survive.

9. Bee Pollen

Initial evidence suggests that bee pollen may significantly lower the negative side effects of radiation exposure, in particular that of radium, x-rays and cobalt-60 radiotherapy. Because exposure to radiation lowers many of your body’s natural vital substances like white and red blood cells and antibodies, bee pollen is a natural way of boosting these vital functions.

10. Beets

Beets – Natural Remedy for Radiation
Upon radiation exposure, the body’s blood haemoglobin can be broken down. Studies show that beets can help aid the body in rebuilding this damaged haemoglobin. In fact, animal lab studies have shown that rats eating a diet heavy in beet pulp were able to more effectively reduce the effects of radioactive cesium-137 than rats who did not eat beets. In fact, the beet-eating rats absorbed and detoxified up to 100 percent more effectively than the control group animals.

11. Cold-pressed Organic Vegetable Oils

Oils such as sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil also help pull radiation out. Sources recommend drinking 4 ounces of oil if you have been exposed. Not only do the lipids in the oils bind the toxins, they also offer a protective layer on cellular membranes. Studies done on mice exposed to lethal exposure to x-rays have found that the mice can survive if they are given oil. Another study on mice found that olive oil could protect the mice against high amounts of x-rays ranging from 300 to 2,400 roentgens.

12. Organic Brewers Yeast

Sources recommend using organic Brewers use for prevention against radiation exposure. In terms of amount, 5 mg. to 15 mg. should be given to children, and 25 mg. to 50 mg. can be given to adults. For cases of direct exposure, these amounts can be doubled, or tripled. Brewer’s yeast may aid the body in both repair after exposure, as well as protection.

13. Organic Germanium-132

An oxygen-rich, free-radical scavenging organic compound. When we are exposed to radiation, the rays from this exposure release harmful electrons the kill blood cells (haemoglobin). Organic geranium has been shown to snatch up these radioactive rays, allowing them to move freely inside the nuclear structure of the Germanium, instead of entering the human cells and bloodstream. This is related to geranium’s ability to protect the amino acid cysteine, in the human body. Other studies showed promising results involving the use of germanium-132 and a strong reduction in cell death in those cells exposed to cesium-137 and gamma rays. Currently, the Japanese are recommending 100 mg. per day.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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Kenneth R. Markham, Maria Campos. 7- and 8-O-methylherbacetin-3-O-sophorosides from bee pollens and some structure/activity observations. Phytochemistry. 1996 November. vol. 43 issue 4 pp. 763-767.

Don’t Eat Sea Fish, and Don’t Drink Japanese Tea!!! Yall Should Already Know Not To Do This! Fukushima Radiation Found in Sample of Green Tea from Japan

An email came to me today, it’s below. I was wondering why the hell someone should send me this information, everyone knows how I am about eating anything from the Ocean anymore… Then, it struck me that many people may never even think about the “hot” items coming out of Japan.


(Image courtesy Japan Times)

I have read that some of the cars they export to other countries, are being rejected, due to the radioactivity of the cars. Russia is one country that sends them right back, they are not even allowed to take the cars off of the transport ship, they can get too high radiation readings while still on the ship.

Yall be careful out there! Anything and everything coming from Japan, is most likely “hot” with radiation. And the reactors are still spewing, it will be the death of us all.

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/
Fukushima Radiation Found in Sample of Green Tea from Japan

Harvey Wasserman
Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface.

Now reports indicate radioactive fallout from Fukushima has been found in tea exported from Japan….

Read the whole story at http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/

ENENews: “‘Cataclysmic’ mass die-off of birds along entire West Coast — Beaches covered with carcasses ” “Of course, everybody always wants to point…at climate change” What kind of BS is that?

Read this Article, then read the one directly beneath it. Has all of the world gone “dumb blonde”? Nothing against blondes of course, but what other explanation can someone come up with? The idiots that be…ask some of the dumbest questions, “if it isn’t climate change….” Climate change? Are you for real?

Read first:
Unprecedented: ‘Cataclysmic’ mass die-off of birds along entire West Coast — Beaches covered with carcasses — Professor: It’s tragic… We’ve never seen something like this and ignore it at our peril… It’s the canary in the coalmine for us… We’re scrambling to figure out what’s going on with ecosystem (VIDEOS)
Published: January 8th, 2015 at 7:33 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/unprecedented-mass-die-birds-along-entire-west-coast-grisly-scene-beaches-covered-carcasses-professor-tragic-weve-never-like-ignore-peril-canary-coalmine-telling-scrambling-figure-whats-going-ec

Statesman Journal (Oregon), Jan 2, 2015: Why is the beach covered in dead birds?… “It was pretty dramatic”… “I’ve never seen that many before”… a mass die-off… has been going on along the entire West Coast… “To be this lengthy and geographically widespread, I think is kind of unprecedented,” [said Phillip Johnson of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition].

The Oregonian, Jan 6, 2015: Dave Nuzum, a wildlife biologist… said his office continues to field calls from concerned beach-goers who come across a grisly scene: Common murres and Cassin’s auklets dead on the beach in great numbers… Oregon is the cataclysm’s epicenter… He doesn’t expect the crush of deaths to let up any time soon… [It’s] up to 100 times greater than normal annual death rates.

CBC interview #1 with Professor Julia Parrish, University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, Jan 6, 2015 (emphasis added): This is the worst wreck of cassins auklets that we’ve ever seen on the West Coast… Certainly we are concerned… Is it that there’s less of their food, or perhaps that food has changed its distribution?… How many cassins may actually be suffering in this particular mortality event? We’re working with oceanographers and atmospheric scientists to try and discover whether or not there is something in the environment which is signaling a difference, signaling a change. >> Full broadcast here

CBC interview #2 with Prof. Parrish, Jan 6, 2015: We’re also seeing some adults wash up… The bumper crop [born this year] can’t quite explain that very large difference… We’re easily seeing tens of thousands, if not actually more than that… Normally [it] can exist out in the North Pacific many kilometers from the coastline over the winter. We actually think that the population for some reason has snugged up to the coast… Unfortunately the cassins are the canary in the coalmine for us, so they’re telling us something is going on. To put it mildly, we’re still scrambling to figure out what’s going on with the ecosystem… Of course, everybody always wants to point the finger at climate change. The thing about climate change is it’s a very slow, steady change. >> Full broadcast here

CBC, Jan 7, 2014: More than 100,000 carcasses of the small, white-bellied birds have been found… up to 100 times the normal number are washing ashore in some places… “It’s a tragic event… We have never seen a die-off of Cassin’s like this, so that in and of itself says something” [said Parrish].

CBC News excerpts, Jan. 6, 2015:

CBC: It is a West Coast mystery — a mass die-off.
Prof. Parrish: [It’s] certainly indicating to us that there is something wrong.
CBC: Necropsies show no disease, no viruses, no bacteria.
Parrish: Tens of thousands of birds dead on the beach is something that we just can’t ignore — we ignore that at our peril.

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Scientific Conference: Fukushima a global threat to human health — Radioactivity in food web off Pacific Northwest to “significantly increase” after one year — Salmon forecast to exceed Japan radiation limit — “Major concern for public health of coastal communities” (POSTER)
Published: December 31st, 2014 at 3:51 pm ET
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Conference Paper for Society for Environmental Toxciology & Chemistry (SETAC), Dr. Juan Jose Alava & Dr. Frank Gobas, Simon Fraser Univ., published Dec 1, 2014 (emphasis added):

A Marine Food Web Bioaccumulation model for Cesium 137 in the Pacific Northwest — The Fukushima nuclear accident on 11 March 2011 emerged as a global threat to the conservation of the Pacific Ocean, human health, and marine biodiversity… This accident was defined by the [IAEA] as “a major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended countermeasures”. Despite the looming threat of radiation, there has been scant attention and inadequate radiation monitoring. This is unfortunate, as the potential radioactive contamination of seafoods through bioaccumulation of radioisotopes (i.e. 137Cs) in marine and coastal food webs are issues of major concern for the public health of coastal communities… [R]eleases of 137Cs into the Pacific after the Fukushima nuclear accident are… prone to concentrate in marine food-webs… [A] simulation time dependent bioaccumulation model… showed that 137Cs can be expected to bioaccumulate gradually over time in the food web… Bioaccumulation of 137Cs was characterized by slow uptake and elimination rates in upper trophic level organisms and dominance of dietary consumption in the uptake of 137CS. This modeling work showed… magnification of this radionuclide takes place in the marine food web over time.
Reviewer Comments (Dr. Nikolaus Gantner, Univ. of N. British Columbia): “Excellent abstract and an important contribution to the session in terms of modeling efforts and bioaccumulation. Provides long-term perspective on the issue.”
Dataset for Modeling Work, published Dec 1, 2014:
Food Web CS137 SETAC

The Fukushima nuclear accident… emerged as a looming threat to the marine biodiversity in the Pacific Ocean and human health in coastal communities. Assessment of long term consequences… should consider the extent of ecological magnification in food-webs… 137Cs cannot be ruled out as a potential bioaccumulative pollutant in regional food-webs, including… in BC waters. — Objective: To model the bioaccumulation of 137Cs in an offshore food web of the Pacific Northwest … Through the oceanic life stage cycle, Pacific salmon species are likely to deliver Fukushima associated 137Cs to the resident killer whales’ food-web in waters off the Pacific Northwest coast… 137Cs activities significantly increase in the food web after one year… 137Cs activities may achieve levels in upper trophic levels that may pose health risks in wildlife species. A rigorous monitoring program would… improve the ability to forecast 137Cs activities in marine organisms and uptake in human populations that consume sea products.

Ukraine’s Nuclear Plant, Zaproizhia Shut Down, Radiation Levels 14 Times Higher Than Normal!

“Emergency shutdown” at one of world’s largest nuclear plants — Local Official: “Radiation is 14 times higher than acceptable norm” in area; Warns of Chernobyl-type disaster — Gov’t: Levels are “within acceptable limits”, incident is under investigation — Second accident at plant this month

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AP, Dec 29, 2014 (emphasis added): One unit of Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline… State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected… to prevent internal damage to the generator. It did not give further details, but said radiation in the area is within acceptable limits. It is the second time this month that a unit at the plant has been taken out of service…

The Independent, Dec 28, 2014: Ukraine turns off reactor at its most powerful nuclear plantafter ‘accident’; Prime Minister calls for the truth as electrical fault revives memories of Chernobyl — Ukraine shut down one of the six reactors… because of an apparent electrical malfunction… An official statement said the plant was “operating at 40 per cent power… The reasons for the outage are being investigated”… The Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, noted the previous outage during one of his Cabinet sessions, urging ministers to tell the truth about “the accident”… In May, the power station was the backdrop to an armed confrontation… the pro-Ukrainian paramilitary force… said it had come to remove “pro-Russian” agitators who, it claimed, had been operating inside the plant.

 
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Rossiya Segodnya (Russian gov’t news agency), Dec 29, 2014: Radiation Levels Spike at Zaporhizhia Nuclear Plant: DPR Official — According to Donetsk People’s Republic official radiation spike was caused by a failed attempt to replace Russian-made fuel rods with US components. Radiation levels at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are 14 times higher than normal, according to DPR representative Denis Pushilin… [The] state nuclear corporation, Energoatom, denied Pushilin’s claims and declared that currently, radiation levels at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and in its vicinity are within acceptable parameters.

Radio Free Europe, Dec 29, 2014: Ukraine Separatist Leader Warns Against Using U.S. Nuclear Fuel… The Russian news agency Interfax reported that in a statement on December 28, [Denis] Pushilin said Ukraine faces “a second Chornobyl” due to Kyiv’s decision to use nuclear fuel supplied by Westinghouse… Pushilin said that “currently the level of radiation is 14 times higher than the acceptable norm” in the area around the Zaporizhzhya plant… Interfax said it could not confirm “from any other source” the separatist official’s claim of dangerous levels of radioactivity near the plant… Westinghouse has a contract to supply some 10 percent to 15 percent of Ukraine’s nuclear fuel.

Radio Free, Dec 28, 2014: Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of Second Chornobyl… Pushilin said “currently the level of radiation is 14 times higher than the acceptable norm” in the area around the Zaparizhzhya plant and that the problem started November 28…

RT, Dec 29, 2014: Emergency shutdown at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant… This accident took place on Sunday morning at 05:59 am local time. Causes are still being investigated… Two Zaporizhia NPP reactors are to be decommissioned for complete overhaul in February 2015… Throughout 2014 Zaporizhzhya NPP came into the spotlight of world media on several occasions. In May, Ukrainian police prevented a group of armed men… from entering… Then the news came that Kiev had signed a new deal with America’s leading nuclear fuel producer, Westinghouse Electric Company… This was done despite the fact that using US fuel rods was banned in 2012 due to dangerous incompatibility… In August, Greenpeace expressed concern that Zaporizhia NPP is vulnerable to ‘direct bombardment’ in Ukraine if caught in the conflict.

Video about the initial incident here

Beautiful Sky, or Deadly Radiation?

It never ceases to amaze me. Some people notice nothing at all about the difference in the sky. Some people do, and they wonder, but not enough to dig to see why the sky is different. Then there are some who have to know.

No matter where you fit in the sky debate… Know this. The sky is different than it used to be. It will most likely never be the same again. Between the chemtrails, and the radiation, the sky has changed, probably forever.

I saw some pictures, when I was trying to figure it out. I ended up here:
http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/embed/Cesium%20Sky/story

There is a lot to learn about what is going on with the world. Check out Cesium Sky, I did, and i am glad I did.

http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/embed/slideshow/Cesium%20Sky

Published: December 17th, 2014 at 10:49 am ET
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‘The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era’ (2014) Craig Nelson, Simon&Schuster (emphasis added): Explosion tore through [Fukushima] Daiichi at 3:40 pm on the 14th, destroying Unit 3′s outer building… raising into the air a pink cloud. Some onlookers became terrified when winds pushed it into what to their eyes was a mushroom shape.

‘Under the Pink Cloud: Living Downwind from Nuclear Testing’, Rachel Spotts (reporter at NBC affiliate in New York), Ali Sadler, Laura Price, 2012:
Pink Clouds

 

Quentin Nisson, Mayor of Washington City, Utah during nuclear testing: “You could see that actually up in the air here, the clouds, kind of like reddish dust would come over.” — Interviewer: Radiation? — Mayor Nisson: “Radiation. We still didn’t catch on to anything about the damage it could do… We didn’t realize that we were really guinea pigs for it. We paid dearly for it.”
Ralph Morris, child during nuclear testing: “We would see a cloud going over town… looked like, maybe very high clouds, but they were pink… like a pink covering of the sky. We later learned that was from the fallout… They told everyone there was nothing to worry about… My grandfather said, “Oh no, the government would never do anything to hurt us, never anything.” Really, that’s how people felt… It was an absolutely terrible, terrible thing. It devastated and shattered families… they didn’t care about us at all.”
Ali Sadler, host: “Would my cousin… have died [at 13 from leukemia] if he hadn’t farmed and played in fallout beneath pink clouds of radiation?… The Atomic Energy Commission told my family, the citizens of southern Utah, and all Americans, that there’s no danger. Time and time again the message of ‘no danger’ was spread.”
Jim Matheson, Congressman: “The government was telling people time and time again it was safe… They knew all along… When I was in high school, my father was governor… He had… this list [and said] “That’s a cousin, that’s a cousin, that’s an uncle.” It was all these people who died of cancer in southern Utah… I don’t think we know everything that happened… [There’s] cause for concern about the ramifications of testing where ever it happened again. We still don’t know all the impacts… What I tell anyone who lives downwind is that you can never take it for granted.”
See also: “I heard a loud noise, then saw a purple cloud… it was an explosion at the nuclear plant… we left here on the night of the 14th.” -Yoshiharu Sue, former Hitachi engineer

Watch ‘Under the Pink Cloud: Living Downwind from Nuclear Testing’ here

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Hillary Clinton signed a pact… saying she agreed there are no problems with Japanese food… So we are not sampling this material as it comes into the country, because our government has made a decision to downplay it.

Emergency radiation testing used at Democrat and Republican conventions after Fukushima; Also for Obama Inauguration — Seafood, meat, vegetables, milk, water checked for nuclear waste, while top officials agree to publicly downplay crisis — 80% of milk samples by Orlando, FL had ‘significant’ Cs-137
Published: November 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
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New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, Aug. 2012 (emphasis added): The Wadsworth Center, which has already tested milk samples in preparation for the upcoming national political conventions, has now been asked to test additional samples of other foods from the sites during the conventions. In August and September, during the conventions… labs will test water, lettuce, orange juice and shrimp for radiological contamination. The labs will also be testing for… radiation in various meat products… These surveillance activities are part of the Food Emergency Response Network‘s (FERN) ongoing preparations for the Republican Convention… and the Democratic Convention… The labs will be testing for… iodine-131 [Half life = 8 days], cesium-137 and other… sources of radiation. Should any contaminants be identified… laboratories across the nation could be called on to test large quantities of samples… Wadsworth’s initial role in the role in the political convention preparation exercises was to measure evidence of radioactive isotopes Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 in milk prior to the conventions.

Florida Milk

NY Dept. of Health & Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Apr 30, 2014: New York State is located over 10,000 km from [Fukushima]… Yet even at this distance, our laboratory easily identified 131I and 134, 137Cs [and] was among the laboratories which received an assignment to protect food during the Democratic and Republican political conventions in the U.S. in 2012… the laboratory tested 20 milk samples from Florida. Phase II consisted of radiological food testing at the Republican National Convention held in Tampa… as well as the Democratic National Convention… [We] tested 33 samples of lettuce and meat… In addition, the laboratory was involved in radiological testing of food for the Presidential Inauguration in January, 2013… for fission products of interest: 103,106Ru, 131I, and 134,137Cs… 137Cs [was detected] in 9 out of 20 milk samples from Florida… These levels… do not pose any significant health hazard… The contribution from 137Cs in Florida milk is significant… The presence of cesium in Florida milk was found to be a remnant from nuclear fallout following atmospheric testing [Note that Florida had the highest level of radioactive material from Fukushima measured anywhere in world outside Japan].

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen interview by SolarIMG: I know someone very highly placed in the State Dept., and the US government has come up with a decision… at the highest levels… to downplay Fukushima… Hillary Clinton signed a pact… saying she agreed there are no problems with Japanese food… So we are not sampling this material as it comes into the country, because our government has made a decision to downplay it.

See also: Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

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Horror of radiation menaces the future in the present

Official: Fukushima “destroyed our life… it can destroy history itself” — Professor: “Very hard to imagine a future beyond Fukushima, it’s so uncontainable” — Filmmaker: Meltdowns “opened up a fissure in time and space… Horror of radiation menaces the future in the present” (VIDEOS)
Published: November 2nd, 2014 at 3:38 pm ET
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Guggenheim Global Art Initiative — Q&A with the Otolith Group discussing their film ‘The Radiant’ which explores the aftermath of 3/11, published Oct. 29, 2014 (emphasis added):

Anjalika Sagar (at 2:00 in): Things have got much worse — and at the same time that things have got much worse, you have an accelerated form of secrecy relating to the level of the contamination in food products, in the sea… We were interested in… the politics of how disposable this population has become… Where the threat of the earthquakes could possibly contaminate the whole of Japan, which has happened…
Kodwo Eshun: We made a distinction between the nature of an accident and the nature of a catastrophe… The idea is that an accident is located in time and space… the earthquake and tsunami are a terrible tragic instance, but they are accidents. The catastrophe is potentially unlimited in time and space… The [meltdowns are] a catastrophe that opened up a fissure in time and space both in the past and in the present and in the future. So that what seems to be past is no longer past, but becomes present in a new way. And similarly what hasn’t happened yet is menaced by this moment… The horror of inhabiting radiation is that it menaces the future in the present. And it makes the future hostile in the present. So that mothers cannot be certain the babies they will have will not mutants. It makes the question of mutation — which is a core fantasy of science fiction, for comics, for superheroes — take on a real world effect… Very few people trusted the Japanese government anymore…. What we heard… was this notion of Japan as a laboratory, the notion of the citizens of Japan as guinea pigs. The sense that the Japanese government are carrying out an experiment in which they are calculating the levels at which people will revolt, and the levels at which people will accept their fate.
Katsunobu Sakurai, Mayor of Minamisoma, Fukushima: “To put it simply, it destroyed our life… The region was lost, then the countryside was lost… In our history, it’s only for a moment that we’ve had nuclear power — 40 years. But it can destroy history itself.” >> Watch here

Katsutaka Idogawa, Mayor of Futaba, Fukushima during 3/11: “I’m really ashamed for my country, but I have to speak the truth for the sake of keeping our planet clean in the future… The same thing happened with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The authorities lied to everyone. They said it was safe. They hid the truth. That’s the situation we are living in. It’s not just Fukushima. Japan has a lot of dark history, what’s happening now is sort of a sacrifice to the past.” >> Watch here

Professor Norma Field, University of Chicago: “One can imagine a future beyond [the earthquake and tsunami]. It is very hard to imagine a future beyond the nuclear disaster of Fukushima. It is so uncontrollable — uncontainable — and that is why it gets left out of all the official and entertainment discourses. You have to be impassioned about it, and then you find a while lot. Especially on the internet.” >> Watch here

Full Q&A on ‘The Radiant’ here

Published: November 2nd, 2014 at 3:38 pm ET
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