Want to become a near-expert on Radiation, Fukushima, biology and why you may die from something that happened in Japan? Watch this video of Dr. Helen Caldicott said she would evacuate her family from Boston if building 4 in Fukushima collapsed: http://archive.org/details/scm-30754-drhelencaldicottwhatwelearnedf
- The Fukushima reactor melted down March 11, 2011 and is spewing tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.
- FUKUSHIMA DISASTER TIMELINE.
- This is not the end of the story as “…the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean(with only a slight delay).” via (In order to prevent a complete meltdown, sea-water was used to cool the reactors. Tons of radioactive water flooding into the Pacific ocean will continue indefinitely as water is being used to cool the storage pools. The technology to remove and properly store the existing rods, the radioactive water and debris does not yet exist. Though there has been near complete media blackout on the continuing risks posed by Fukishima, over one year later, the danger to the entire world is extremely high and the potential to get much worse is significant.)
- There is a huge irradiated debris field which is 2,000 miles long by 1,000 mile wide. By comparison, the entire USA is 2880 miles wide by 1860 miles high. This radioactive debris field consisting of houses, cars, boats, etc is 1/3 the size of the USA.
- The irradiated debris field will effect the ocean life, the coast line, the kelp, coral, fish, beaches and everything else on the coast.
- Irradiated ocean water WILL evaporate into the sky, become clouds, rain down into the water tables we drink, irradiate the soil, the grass the cows eat, the crops, the wheat made into bread, etc until everything on the West Coast will be effected by the radioactive isotopes.
- As a precursor to all of this happening, Blue Fin Tuna have migrated across the ocean from Japan and already hit West Coast USA and they are irradiated.
That’s the SHORT SHORT story, the medium story is this…
(be warned, this info is very disturbing!!)
1. A GIFT FROM JAPAN
The spread of radiation across the Pacific ocean, which is now understood/admitted to be undiluted by the Pacific ocean and the long distance it travels, is following the radioactive migrating Blue Fin Tunas on the “Kuroshio Current” (see image below).
2. STAYING “CURRENT” WITH THE SPREAD OF RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS – COMING SOON TO CALI!
While radiation laden Tuna has already reached the West Coast, this HUGE island of radioactive debris will wash up on the Western sea board around March of 2013 (~day 700 on animated pic below), irradiating the water, kelp, coral, sea life and shore lines. Due to the “California Current,” the radiation will hover, eddy and whirlpool on the West Coast for 9-12 years or more (days 700 to 3500 on animated pic below).
PLEASE view the animation of the path of the debris field here: http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif
FYI – The debris field does not consist of a 2×4, a shoe box, 2 cartons of milk and some ringlets from a six pack…
3. HOW THE CYCLE OF WATER ENDS THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
The lingering radiation in the ocean will enter the rain clouds via evaporation and condensation where it will be stored, traveling at up to 100 miles per hour or falling to the earth in rain water via precipitation where it will enter the soil, rivers, water tables, grass, flowers, etc. via infiltration and runoff. The cows eat the grass so it will be in the milk and the beef. Wheat is made into bread so it’s in the grains and soon there will be intolerable amounts of radiation in every food source, air, water, etc. which will accumulate in human bodies causing mutations, leukemia and other cancers, etc. This is already a problem in California!! For example:
Radiation Effects on Humans
Radiation occurs when unstable nuclei of atoms decay and release particles. There are many different types of radiation. When these particles touch various organic material such as tissue, damage may, and probably will, be done. Radiation can cause burns, cancers, and death.
Units of Measurement
The unit used to measure radiation dosage is the rem, which stands for roentgen equivalent in man. It represents the amount of radiation needed to produce a particular amount of damage to living tissue. The total dose of rems determines how much harm a person suffers. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people received a dose of rems at the instant of the explosions, then more from the surroundings and, in limited areas, from fallout. Fallout is composed of radioactive particles that are carried into the upper atmosphere by a nuclear explosion and that eventually fall back to the earth’s surface.
Effects of Radiation Exposure on Human Health
Although a dose of just 25 rems causes some detectable changes in blood, doses to near 100 rems usually have no immediate harmful effects. Doses above 100 rems cause the first signs of radiation sickness including:
- some loss of white blood cells
Doses of 300 rems or more cause temporary hair loss, but also more significant internal harm, including damage to nerve cells and the cells that line the digestive tract. Severe loss of white blood cells, which are the body’s main defense against infection, makes radiation victims highly vulnerable to disease. Radiation also reduces production of blood platelets, which aid blood clotting, so victims of radiation sickness are also vulnerable to hemorrhaging. Half of all people exposed to 450 rems die, and doses of 800 rems or more are always fatal. Besides the symptoms mentioned above, these people also suffer from fever and diarrhea. As of yet, there is no effective treatment–so death occurs within two to fourteen days.
In time, for survivors, diseases such as leukemia (cancer of the blood), lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs can appear due to the radiation received.
Major Radiation Exposure in Real Life Events
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Many people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki died not directly from the actual explosion, but from the radiation released as a result of the explosion. For example, a fourteen-year-old boy was admitted to a Hiroshima hospital two days after the explosion, suffering from a high fever and nausea. Nine days later his hair began to fall out. His supply of white blood cells dropped lower and lower. On the seventeenth day he began to bleed from his nose, and on the twenty-first day he died.
At Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the few surviving doctors observed symptoms of radiation sickness for the first time. In his book Nagasaki 1945, Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki wrote of the puzzling, unknown disease, of symptoms that “suddenly appeared in certain patients with no apparent injuries.” Several days after the bombs exploded, doctors learned that they were treating the effects of radiation exposure. “We were now able to label our unknown adversary ‘atomic disease’ or ‘radioactive contamination’ among other names. But they were only labels: we knew nothing about its cause or cure… Within seven to ten days after the A-bomb explosion, people began to die in swift succession. They died of the burns that covered their bodies and of acute atomic disease. Innumerable people who had been burnt turned a mulberry color, like worms, and died… The disease,” wrote Dr. Akizuki, “destroyed them little by little. As a doctor, I was forced to face the slow and certain deaths of my patients.”
Doctors and nurses had no idea of how their own bodies had been affected by radioactivity. Dr. Akizuki wrote, “All of us suffered from diarrhea and a discharge of blood from the gums, but we kept this to ourselves. Each of us thought: tomorrow it might be me… We became stricken with fear of the future.” Dr. Akizuki survived, as did several hundred thousand others in or near Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In fact, at least ten people who had fled from Hiroshima to Nagasaki survived both bombs.
The survivors have suffered physically from cataracts, leukemia and other cancers, malformed offspring, and premature aging, and also emotionally, from social discrimination. Within a few months of the nuclear explosions, leukemia began to appear among the survivors at an abnormally high rate. Some leukemia victims were fetuses within their mothers’ wombs when exposed to radiation. One child who was born two days after the Hiroshima explosion eventually died of acute leukemia at the age of eighteen. The number of leukemia cases has declined with time, but the incidence of lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs has increased among the survivors.
Three Mile Island
For more information on what happened at Three Mile Island, consult the nuclear past page.
On a Wednesday morning, maintenance workers cleaning sludge from a small pipe blocked the flow of water in the main feedwater system of a reactor at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The sift foreman heard “loud, thunderous noises, like a couple of freight trains,” coming. Since the reactor was still producing heat, it heated the blocked cooling water around its core hot enough to create enough pressure to have popped a relief valve. Some 220 gallons of water per minute began flowing out of the reactor vessel. Within five minutes after the main feedwater system failed, the reactor, deprived of all normal and emergency sources of cooling water, and no longer able to use its enormous energy to generate electricity, gradually started to tear itself apart.
The loss of coolant at the reactor continued for some 16 hours. Abort a third of the core melted down. Radioactive water flowed through the stuck relief valve into an auxiliary building, where it pooled on the floor. Radioactive gas was released into the atmosphere. An estimated 140,000 people were evacuated from the area. It took a month to stabilize the malfunctioning unit and safely shut it down. The reactor was a total loss and the cleanup required years of repair and hundreds of millions of dollars.
No one was reported injured and the little radiation that leaked out was quickly dispersed. Although this accident did cost lots of money and time, no one was hurt.
For more information on what happened at Chernobyl, consult the nuclear past page.
A far more serious accident occured at Chernobyl, in what was then still the Soviet Union. At the time of the accident, the Chernobyl nuclear power station consisted of four operating 1,000 megawatt power reactors. Without question, the accident at Chernobyl was the result of a fatal combination of ignorance and complacency. “As members of a select scientific panel convened immediately after the… accident,” writes Nobel laureate Hans Bethe, “my colleagues and I established that the Chernobyl disaster tells us about the deficiencies of the Soviet political and administrative system rather than about problems with nuclear power.”
Although the problem at Chernobyl was relatively complex, it can basically be summarized as a mismanaged electrical engineering experiment which resulted in the reactor exploding. The explosion was chemical, driven by gases and steam generated by the core runaway, not by nuclear reactions. Flames, sparks, and chunks of burning material were flying into the air above the unit. These were red-hot pieces of nuclear fuel and graphite. About 50 tons of nuclear fuel evaporated and were released by the explosion into the atmosphere. In addition, about 70 tons were ejected sideways from the periphery of the core. Some 50 tons of nuclear fuel and 800 tons of reactor graphite remained in the reactor vault, where it formed a pit reminiscent of a volcanic crater as the graphite still in the reactor had turned up completely in a few days after the explosion.
The resulting radioactive release was equivalent to ten Hiroshimas. In fact, since the Hiroshima bomb was air-burst–no part of the fireball touched the ground–the Chernobyl release polluted the countryside much more than ten Hiroshimas would have done. Many people died from the explosion and even more from the effects of the radiation later. Still today, people are dying from the radiation caused by the Chernobyl accident. The estimated total number of deaths will be 16,000. via http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/radiation_effects_body.html
Radiation and Health
How does radiation cause health effects?
Radioactive materials that decay spontaneously produce ionizing radiation, which has sufficient energy to strip away electrons from atoms (creating two charged ions) or to break some chemical bonds. Any living tissue in the human body can be damaged by ionizing radiation in a unique manner. The body attempts to repair the damage, but sometimes the damage is of a nature that cannot be repaired or it is too severe or widespread to be repaired. Also mistakes made in the natural repair process can lead to cancerous cells. The most common forms of ionizing radiation are alpha and beta particles, or gamma and X-rays.
What kinds of health effects does exposure to radiation cause?
In general, the amount and duration of radiation exposure affects the severity or type of health effect. There are two broad categories of health effects: stochastic and non-stochastic.
Stochastic Health Effects
Stochastic effects are associated with long-term, low-level (chronic) exposure to radiation. (“Stochastic” refers to the likelihood that something will happen.) Increased levels of exposure make these health effects more likely to occur, but do not influence the type or severity of the effect.
Cancer is considered by most people the primary health effect from radiation exposure. Simply put, cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells. Ordinarily, natural processes control the rate at which cells grow and replace themselves. They also control the body’s processes for repairing or replacing damaged tissue. Damage occurring at the cellular or molecular level, can disrupt the control processes, permitting the uncontrolled growth of cells cancer This is why ionizing radiation’s ability to break chemical bonds in atoms and molecules makes it such a potent carcinogen.
Other stochastic effects also occur. Radiation can cause changes in DNA, the “blueprints” that ensure cell repair and replacement produces a perfect copy of the original cell. Changes in DNA are called mutations.
Sometimes the body fails to repair these mutations or even creates mutations during repair. The mutations can be teratogenic or genetic. Teratogenic mutations are caused by exposure of the fetus in the uterus and affect only the individual who was exposed. Genetic mutations are passed on to offspring.
Non-Stochastic Health Effects
Non-stochastic effects appear in cases of exposure to high levels of radiation, and become more severe as the exposure increases. Short-term, high-level exposure is referred to as ‘acute’ exposure.
Many non-cancerous health effects of radiation are non-stochastic. Unlike cancer, health effects from ‘acute’ exposure to radiation usually appear quickly. Acute health effects include burns and radiation sickness. Radiation sickness is also called ‘radiation poisoning.’ It can cause premature aging or even death. If the dose is fatal, death usually occurs within two months. The symptoms of radiation sickness include: nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns or diminished organ function.
Medical patients receiving radiation treatments often experience acute effects, because they are receiving relatively high “bursts” of radiation during treatment.
Is any amount of radiation safe?
There is no firm basis for setting a “safe” level of exposure above background for stochastic effects. Many sources emit radiation that is well below natural background levels. This makes it extremely difficult to isolate its stochastic effects. In setting limits, EPA makes the conservative (cautious) assumption that any increase in radiation exposure is accompanied by an increased risk of stochastic effects.
Some scientists assert that low levels of radiation are beneficial to health (this idea is known as hormesis).
However, there do appear to be threshold exposures for the various non-stochastic effects. (Please note that the acute affects in the following table are cumulative. For example, a dose that produces damage to bone marrow will have produced changes in blood chemistry and be accompanied by nausea.)
|Health Effect||Time to Onset
|5-10||changes in blood chemistry|
|75||hair loss||2-3 weeks|
|400||possible death||within 2 months|
|1,000||destruction of intestinal lining|
|and death||1-2 weeks|
|2,000||damage to central nervous system|
|loss of consciousness;||minutes|
|and death||hours to days|
- Estimating Risk
This page describes how scientists estimate cancer and other health risks from radiation exposures.
How do we know radiation causes cancer?
Basically, we have learned through observation. When people first began working with radioactive materials, scientists didn’t understand radioactive decay, and reports of illness were scattered.
As the use of radioactive materials and reports of illness became more frequent, scientists began to notice patterns in the illnesses. People working with radioactive materials and x-rays developed particular types of uncommon medical conditions. For example, scientists recognized as early at 1910 that radiation caused skin cancer. Scientists began to keep track of the health effects, and soon set up careful scientific studies of groups of people who had been exposed.
Among the best known long-term studies are those of Japanese atomic bomb blast survivors, other populations exposed to nuclear testing fallout (for example, natives of the Marshall Islands), and uranium miners.
- Decay Chains: Uranium Miners
This page contains information on the risks of radon in mines to miners.
Aren’t children more sensitive to radiation than adults?
Yes, because children are growing more rapidly, there are more cells dividing and a greater opportunity for radiation to disrupt the process. EPA’s radiation protection standards take into account the differences in the sensitivity due to age and gender.
Fetuses are also highly sensitive to radiation. The resulting effects depend on which systems are developing at the time of exposure.
Effects of Radiation Type and Exposure Pathway
Both the type of radiation to which the person is exposed and the pathway by which they are exposed influence health effects. Different types of radiation vary in their ability to damage different kinds of tissue. Radiation and radiation emitters (radionuclides) can expose the whole body (direct exposure) or expose tissues inside the body when inhaled or ingested.
All kinds of ionizing radiation can cause cancer and other health effects. The main difference in the ability of alpha and beta particles and gamma and x-rays to cause health effects is the amount of energy they can deposit in a given space. Their energy determines how far they can penetrate into tissue. It also determines how much energy they are able to transmit directly or indirectly to tissues and the resulting damage.
Although an alpha particle and a gamma ray may have the same amount of energy, inside the body the alpha particle will deposit all of its energy in a very small volume of tissue. The gamma radiation will spread energy over a much larger volume. This occurs because alpha particles have a mass that carries the energy, while gamma rays do not.
Non-Radiation Health Effects of Radionuclides
Radioactive elements and compounds behave chemically exactly like their non-radioactive forms. For example, radioactive lead has the same chemical properties as non-radioactive lead. The public health protection question that EPA’s scientists must answer is, “How do we best manage all the hazards a pollutant presents?” (See Protecting Against Exposure)
Do chemical properties of radionuclides contribute to radiation health effects?
The chemical properties of a radionuclide can determine where health effects occur. To function properly many organs require certain elements. They cannot distinguish between radioactive and non-radioactive forms of the element and accumulate one as quickly as the other.
- Radioactive iodine concentrates in the thyroid. The thyroid needs iodine to function normally, and cannot tell the difference between stable and radioactive isotopes. As a result, radioactive iodine contributes to thyroid cancer more than other types of cancer.
- Calcium, strontium-90 and radium-226 have similar chemical properties. The result is that strontium and radium in the body tend to collect in calcium rich areas, such as bones and teeth. They contribute to bone cancer.
Estimating Health Effects
What is the cancer risk from radiation? How does it compare to the risk of cancer from other sources?
Each radionuclide represents a somewhat different health risk. However, health physicists currently estimate that overall, if each person in a group of 10,000 people exposed to 1 rem of ionizing radiation, in small doses over a life time, we would expect 5 or 6 more people to die of cancer than would otherwise.
In this group of 10,000 people, we can expect about 2,000 to die of cancer from all non-radiation causes. The accumulated exposure to 1 rem of radiation, would increase that number to about 2005 or 2006.
To give you an idea of the usual rate of exposure, most people receive about 3 tenths of a rem (300 mrem) every year from natural background sources of radiation (mostly radon).
What are the risks of other long-term health effects?
Other than cancer, the most prominent long-term health effects are teratogenic and genetic mutations.
Teratogenic mutations result from the exposure of fetuses (unborn children) to radiation. They can include smaller head or brain size, poorly formed eyes, abnormally slow growth, and mental retardation. Studies indicate that fetuses are most sensitive between about eight to fifteen weeks after conception. They remain somewhat less sensitive between six and twenty-five weeks old.
The relationship between dose and mental retardation is not known exactly. However, scientists estimate that if 1,000 fetuses that were between eight and fifteen weeks old were exposed to one rem, four fetuses would become mentally retarded. If the fetuses were between sixteen and twenty-five weeks old, it is estimated that one of them would be mentally retarded.
Genetic effects are those that can be passed from parent to child. Health physicists estimate that about fifty severe hereditary effects will occur in a group of one million live-born children whose parents were both exposed to one rem. About one hundred twenty severe hereditary effects would occur in all descendants.
In comparison, all other causes of genetic effects result in as many as 100,000 severe hereditary effects in one million live-born children. These genetic effects include those that occur spontaneously (“just happen”) as well as those that have non-radioactive causes.
Effects of Radiation on the Human Body
Click on a number to learn about the effects of radiation on the body
(2) Brain Since brain cells do not reproduce, they won’t be damaged directly unless the exposure is 5,000 rems or greater.
Like the heart, radiation kills nerve cells and small blood vessels, and can cause seizures and immediate death.
(3) Thyroid The certain body parts are more specifically affected by exposure to different types of radiation sources.
The thyroid gland is susceptible to radioactive iodine. In sufficient amounts, radioactive iodine can destroy all or part of the thyroid. By taking potassium iodide, one can reduce the effects of exposure.
(4) Blood System When a person is exposed to around 100 rems, the blood’s lymphocyte cell count will be reduced,
leaving the victim more susceptible to infection. This is often refered to as mild radiation sickness. Early symptoms of radiation sickness mimic
those of flu and may go unnoticed unless a blood count is done.According to data from Hiroshima and Nagaski, show that symptoms may persist for
up to 10 years and may also have an increased long-term risk for leukemia and lymphoma.
(5) Heart Intense exposure to radioactive material at 1,000 to 5,000 rems would do immediate damage to small blood vessels and probably cause heart failure and death directly.
(6) Gastrointestinal Tract Radiation damage to the intestinal tract lining will cause nausea, bloody vomiting and diarrhea. This is occurs when the victim’s exposure is 200 rems or more. The radiation will begin to destroy the cells in the body that divide rapidly. These including blood, GI tract, reproductive and hair cells, and harms their DNA and RNA of surviving cells.
(7) Reproductive Tract Because reproductive tract cells divide rapidly, these areas of the body can be damaged at rem levels as low as 200. Long-term, some radiation sickness victims will become sterile.
CANCER AND DEATH FROM RADIATION
In the 1920’s, watch dials were painted with a radium based luminous paint. The employees, all women, who did this work often licked their paint brushes to give them a sharp point and ingested a small quantity of the paint each time they did this. The radium in the paint collected in the bones of these employees and resulted in bone tumors 8 to 40 years later. It demonstrates quite clearly that the risk of cancer increases with the radiation dose.
In Great Britain more than 6500 patients with arthritis of the spine were treated with large doses of x-rays. The average dose was 3000mGy (300 rads). The disease called ankylosing spondylitis, causes a painful stiffening of the joints in the backbone. Of the 6,500 patients, 30 developed leukemia compared with an expected incidence of 7 cases.
The largest number of human beings exposed to high levels of whole body radiation are the survivors of the Hiroshima andNagasaki atom bomb attacks. Nearly 80,000 of these people have been carefully studied in the years since the war. Of this number of survivors, 126 died of leukemia. This is nearly double the normal figure for this number of people. The incidence of leukemia was related to the distance from the explosion and therefore to the radiation dose received. The highest incidence was in those survivors closest to the explosion. This provided clear evidence of the dose dependent relationship of leukemia to radiation, i.e. the higher the dose, the greater the risk. The study of these survivors also indicated an increase in frequency of stomach, lung and breast cancer. These have taken much longer to develop and some are still appearing now.
The A-bomb data from Japan shows that there is a delay (called the latency) between the radiation exposure and the death from cancer it induces. The mean latency from leukemia is in the region of ten years, and for the other cancers it is more than twenty years. Even now, more than 40 years after the explosions, excess cancer deaths are still occurring.
The science behind it all and “Individual Self Protective Measures”
4. HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE
Meanwhile, back in Japan…
“In March 2011, Japanese officials announced that “radioactive iodine-131 exceeding safety limits for infants had been detected at 18 water-purification plants in Tokyo and five other prefectures”. As of July 2011, the Japanese government has been unable to control the spread of radioactive material into the nation’s food. Radioactive material has been detected in a range of produce, including spinach, tea leaves, milk, fish and beef, up to 200 miles from the nuclear plant. Inside the 12-mile evacuation zone around the plant, all farming has been abandoned.
As of February 2012, the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking radiation and areas surrounding it could remain uninhabitable for decades due to high radiation. It could take “more than 20 years before residents could safely return to areas with current radiation readings of 200 millisieverts per year, and a decade for areas at 100 millisieverts per year”.”
“27,000 terabecquerels (27,000 trillion becquerels) of Cesium were released into the ocean; Tepco had estimated 15,000 terabecquerels. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-31/fukushima-plant-released-record-amount-of-radiation-into-ocean.html# A different study, published in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal estimated Cesium releases to the air at 35,800 terabecquerels.” via http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/Fukushimafactsheet.pdf
The release of radioactivity from Fukushima is at least as great as from Chernobyl, and a humanitarian disaster on the scale of Chernobyl needs to be averted by acknowledging the truth and taking responsibility for mitigating measures Dr. Mae-Wan Ho – Truth about Fukushima
Chernobyl was centered on Kiev which, unlike Japan, is about 500 miles from the closest body of water, ~1000 miles by twists and turns of the river and the final destination is the body of water of the Black Sea which is also primarily land locked. Therefor, distribution on ocean currents is minimal to non-existent. Nonetheless, due to the radiation exposure in Kiev, “25 years have passed, but in Kiev Hospital, 90% of babies die before they become 1 year old!!!” (this is one of the EVEN MORE disturbing parts!)
- 8 legged animal
- 3 armed baby
- baby born with head outside body
- deer with 6 legs
- child with limb mutations
- child with limb mutations2
- child with limb mutations3
The End (of days)
I will leave you with one final and chilling note,
in the form of a witty and “black humor” quote
(which now takes on an ominous and all to real aspect):
“Friends help you move, Real friends help you move bodies.”
I recommend enlisting the first before you are faced with the latter.
What follows is an enormous amount of substantiating data which paints a very clear and ugly picture.
Corporate Media Finally Admitting Radiation In US Seafood Over 1 Year Later
Posted by Alexander Higgins – May 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm – Permalink – Source via Alexander Higgins Blog
A series of corporate media news outlets are finally reporting on the detection of Fukushima nuclear radiation fallout in US seafood, in some cases a year after it was detected.
Despite the detecting of nuclear fallout from Fukushima in the US. the United States government claimed there was no a need to test seafood for radiation
Despite those claims, recently released scientific studies show Iodine was detected in Pacific Kelp, Cesium was detected in Pacific tuna, and radiation in fish oil.
Those reports are now forcing the corporate media to report on the reality that Japan nuclear radiation has made its way into the United States seafood supply…
(SELECTED EXCERPTS SHOWN, SEE ARTICLE FOR MORE INFO)
THE TUNA STUDY FROM FUKUSHIMA RESULTED IN 278 picocuries per kilogram
THE near-all-time record contamination levels RESULTED IN 200 picocuries/day (Pacific seafood during the Earth’s ‘nuclear autumn’ – in the 1960s – when we were testing hydrogen bombs in air and space — on an average basis – 1963-1964.)
This was the time period of the greatest human-inflicted increase in neonatal mortalities in the U.S. and U.K. The cause of the spike: globally-dispersed radioactive poisons from nuclear weapons testing.
…measurements of greater Nagasaki in 1946. The populated suburb of Nishiyama remained in 1946 – and still remains – more tainted with medium- and long-lived radioactivity than Nagasaki itself. The same is the case for suburbs west of Hiroshima. The reason is that rains over the bombed cities brought radioactivity from the dispersing mushroom clouds down to the ground via black-colored raindrops, or ‘black rain.’
When we think of safe levels of radiation, the source of our understanding is a long-running study of people exposed to instantaneous radiation effects from the A-bomb blast in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This study, however, gives a distorted view of what happens when people are not standing in the vicinity of a nuclear bomb blast but instead are exposed internally over time to the radiation it leaves behind.
For decades, global peoples have been consuming foods and water made radioactive from nuclear tests and accidents. The perfect micro-ecology to serve as a model to estimate our global risk from ‘global fallout’ is Nishiyama, whose gardens, reservoir and even the residents’ own bodies harbor excess radioactive poisons from the 1945 A-bomb attack. But global governments and scientists keep turning a blind eye to it.
|UNDERSTANDING WHY PRO-RADIATION ARGUMENTS ARE FLAWED (or Tips for arguing with radiation PR people|
|When they belittle your claims…||by comparing any exposure from their facilities to…||You say or ask…|
|…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout…||….background radiation…||‘Background radiation doesn’t mean it is harmless – it probably does cause a small portion of cancers. If you are adding to the background radiation, you are adding to someone’s risk.”How many more defective children will be born and how many cancers will be induced by this increase in ‘background radiation’?|
|…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout…||…flying in a airplane…||‘That is not a realistic comparison. Radionuclides in fallout are incorporated into our bodies (tissue, bones). Most of the radiation from cosmic rays is external.’|
|…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout…||… a chest x-ray…||‘You don’t ingest or inhale the radiation source from x-rays. An x-ray lasts for a millisecond. Fallout lingers in body tissue and bones for decades .’|
|…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout…||…eating a banana||‘Potassium-40 is a naturally occurring radioisotope that has been present in foods and the environment on Earth for billions of years. Potassium 40, which at normal body levels delivers an annual internal dose to the soft tissue of 20 millirem and 5 millirem to the bone, is not as hazardous as many forms of anthropogenic (meaning: artificial; manmade) radiation for several reasons. One main reason is, unlike many types of manmade fission products, its environmental levels rarely peak to hundreds or thousands of times normal levels. Since 1945, we’ve seen a cycle of drastic rising and falling of levels of environmental anthropogenic radiation with nuclear accidents, non-accident releases, radioactivity blowing around, etc… Another reason: some forms of anthropogenic radiation in the body do much more damage than potassium-40 for the same quantity of radiation. Dose tables printed in a 1970s document (NUREG 1.109 rev. 1 Oct. ’77) by the NRC paint a spooky, yet realistic, picture for what happens to a radiation sensitive organ, the thyroid, when iodine-131 is consumed. A NRC formula indicates that 1,000 picocuries of iodine-131 gives a dose of 80 millirems to the adult thyroid and 140 millirems to the thyroid of an infant. Consider: one liter of ‘Sunrise Dairy’ (Kansas) milk in April 2011 had 1,518 pCi/L of Iodine-131. That was from Fukushima.|
|…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout…||…standing next to a smoke alarm….||‘You don’t ingest or inhale the Americium-241 from smoke alarms. You’re talking about the small gamma component of Am-241. That’s external exposure.’|
Plume-gate, the world’s biggest nuclear cover-up to date
A situation that is now being dubbed “Plume-gate,” this massive cover-up of critical information about Fukushima could have saved thousands of lives, including the more than 14,000 individuals, many of whom were babies, that died in the weeks following the disaster (http://www.naturalnews.com/034586_Fukushima_USA_fatalities.html). And yet to this very day, the federal government’s cozy relationship with the nuclear industry has allowed the injustice to continue, as no proper investigation into this dastardly crime has yet taken place.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Number 4 reactor presents a security problem for the entire world, Mitsuhei Murata, Japan’s former ambassador to Switzerland said.
Fukushima Daiichi plants are “not under control at all… and the situation with nuclear reactors in Japan is like vehicles being driven without a license,” Mr. Murata told a news conference at the foreign correspondents’ club of Japan on June 5.
Four nuclear plants in Fukushima Daiichi were damaged by last year’s great earthquake and tsunami. Recently, people have expressed concerns about Unit 4’s spent fuel pool which stores more than 1500 rods. The unit would be too fragile to withstand an M7-class earthquake…
FUKUSHIMA: Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive Water
Washington’s Blog– June 6, 2012The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per dayof radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.
University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center, which predicts that:
“In three years, the [debris] plume will reach the U.S. West Coast, dumping debris on Californian beaches and the beaches of British Columbia, Alaska, and Baja California…”
Indeed, CNN notes:
The debris mass, which appears as an island from the air, contains cars, trucks, tractors, boats and entire houses floating in the current heading toward the U.S. and Canada, according to ABC News.
1 day ago – Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattles Japan – Published: 8:11AM Wednesday June 06, 2012 Source: Reuters – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 194 kilometres southeast of Mito off Japan’s main Honshu island at 7.31am New Zealand time, the US Geological Survey reported.
2 days ago – Please use our new Real-time Earthquake Map to access the latest earthquake information … Distances, 151 km (93 miles) ESE of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan …
3 days ago – Please use our new Real-time Earthquake Map to access the latest earthquake information and … Distances, 60 km (37 miles) S of Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan …
6 days ago – Magnitude 5.2 – NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN –earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/…/usb000a4cp.php –6 days ago – Earthquake Hazards Program … Please use our new Real-time Earthquake Map to access the latest … 62 km (38 miles) NNE of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan …
May 20, 2012 – M6.3 – 95km E of Miyako, Japan 2012-05-20 07:20:37 UTC. PAGER – GREEN ShakeMap – IV DYFI? – III. Earthquake location 39.685°N, 143.060°E …
19 days ago – Earthquake hits eastern Japan, no tsunami warning issued –Reuters – Fri, May 18, 2012 – TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 hit eastern Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo.
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Global Research, March 31, 2012
IITATE, Fukushima — Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been found in river trout here, the prefectural government said on March 28.
The yamame, or landlocked masu salmon, caught in the Niida River in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, measured 18,700 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, a reading over 37 times more than the government-imposed provisional limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram.
The radiation dose detected this time exceeds the 14,400 becquerels per kilogram detected in sand eels in waters off Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in April 2011, becoming the highest radiation dose found in sea and freshwater fish since the outbreak of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in March last year.
The prefectural government has requested related fishery cooperatives to refrain from catching and eating yamame fish from the Niida River’s main current and tributaries.
The contaminated fish was caught for sampling prior to the opening of the fishing season in April this year and has not been circulated in markets.
Following up this article..Possible recriticality in reactor2
Weekly Asahi reported another comment of the Tepco engineer from the engineering devision.
“One month after 311, when he was talking to his coworker, he heard they were ordered by the company to downplay the Fukushima accident to make it look less severe than Chernobyl.
It has never happened in the world that multiple reactors exploded. I thought that was a problem to downplay the influence. Probably they did not disclose information for the same reason.”
6/2/2012, contamination level of elementary and junior high school was measured in Koriyama Fukushima. The dosimeter calculates Bq/cm2. It is converted to Bq/m2 by multiplied by 10^4. It is the total of cesium 134 and 137. For reference, according to the report of IAEA, it was less than 37,000 Bq/m2 in Kiev. (Cesium 137)
The difference of the measurement in Kiev and Koriyama are like these below,
- In Kiev, only cesium 137 was measured.
- In Koriyama, it was measured on concrete.
- In Koriyama, most of the schools have already been “decontaminated”.
25 years have passed, but in Kiev Hospital,
90% of babies die before they become 1 year old!!!