Fukushima Radiation Hits US West Coast

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The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is nearing its third anniversary and the disaster and radiation are still being felt around the globe, most recently in the North American west coast where the hit is being felt by Canadians, Mexicans and US citizens alike.

It is believed that an area of ocean as far as ten miles distant from the nuclear power plant was contaminated by the disaster in March of 2011.  With ocean tides and sea life which is by no means confined to only miles within the ocean, that contamination was easily spread.  It presents its most dangerous form in radioactive seafood and fish, which can be caught nearly anywhere and brought to the table in various countries.  Surprisingly, seafood captured on the Pacific coast may be far more likely to contain radionuclides from the disaster than seafood from the Sea of Okhotsky, which is actually much closer to Japan.  The world ocean currents are said to be responsible for this trend.

According to the Global Research Report, recent tests in California have unearthed contaminated blue-fin tuna in nearby coastal waters.  It is believed that the contaminated water has finally reached the western coastline due to the growth of radioactive iodine levels which are now 200 times what they were two years ago.  In addition, the caesium-137 level has also gone up along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts, discovered in local mushrooms and berries.  Residents have also noted that the number of bird deaths has risen.  In Alaska, the sockeye salmon population has declined apparently due to radionuclides as well.

Checking an entire catch of fish for radiation is nearly impossible according to the Eco-Protection International environmental group, which is what makes the hit of radiation contaminated water from Fukushima so dangerous for the US West Coast.

Japan has been feeling the radiation fears for nearly two years now in its fishing industry. South Korea banned Japanese seafood and fish imports in September, becoming the first country to do so but possibly not the last.  Fish factories near the nuclear site must now measure for radiation, but still cannot convince the buying public that the fish are safe to eat, especially with some claiming that fish caught within 20 miles of the Fukushima  power plant are mostly radiated and have to be dumped. Russia Today revealed that some of the fish said to be thrown away do actually make it to local fish markets, where they might be consumed, radiation and all.

Experts say that exposure to the radiation definitely can increase the probability of developing cancer, especially leukemia and thyroid cancer.  Those who were exposed in Japan, especially children, have a higher risk. Anna Sablina, a cancer researcher at the University of Leuven, projected that some 5,000 children may develop thyroid cancer due to the accident.

The crew of the US Ronald Reagan, which was within ten miles of the Fukushima plant when the meltdown occurred, are also experiencing problems and are filing a lawsuit against the company that ran the nuclear power plant. In using ocean water they had desalted for cooking, some of the crew has gone blind as well as developed cancerous diseases.

While it is unlikely that any radiation from fish or water hitting the US West Coast will cause such dramatic effects, the danger and fallout of Fukushima will linger on.  Consequences have not yet been fully vetted and it is unlikely the full effects will be known until many years to come.

By Marisa Corley

Sources:
Russia Today
Voice of Russia
Voice of Russia

60 Responses to Fukushima Radiation Hits US West Coast

  1. Benjamin Chung March 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    the point is that we all die. Some earlier than others. Whether in war, disease, famine, illness, stress, natural disasters, accidents, and all the stuff we all face. Nuclear poisoning being just another one on the long dirty list of killers of mankind. There never was a way to completely eradicate the evils of this world…even as we all can agree that we hated death because no one can escape it…if you make it past the dirty list…then last of all age related senility gets all of us…the rest of us….and so we all die eventually…there is no escaping that and therefore no reason to complain about it. However many of the premature death causing man made problems should and could be reduced. It seems that nuclear power is not worth its inherent inescapable risks for humanity and the environment on which we all mutually depend. We should knock nuclear power off the map through legislation and protest! One less killer to worry about. But how can this be done? Many of you will say it cannot be done but at best avoided…405 reactors and more coming on the horizon? WHo will be immune with that much proliferation of nuclear risk? The earth is not getting any larger. Will we have to move to the poles to survive> like the eskimos?

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  2. william malinowski January 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I live in Shelter Cove Ca. rite on the Pacific Ocean n no one wants to talk about of discuss the subject of radiation pollution, it’s unbelievable. Is there any reliable sources monitoring the progress of the contamination plumes? Thank you.

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    • ANTHONY March 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      I DOUBT VERY MUCH IF ANY GOVERNMENT RAN ORGANIZATION WILL EVER REPORT ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE US THINK THAT WE ARE IN TROUBLE FROM THE FUKED UP SHIMA FIASCO. IF THEY DID THEY WOULD HAVE TO ACT ON IT AND THEY KNOW THEY CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THATS THE REASON WHY THE WEST COAST HASNT HAD ANY GOVERNMENT MADE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION LIKE BACK EAST OR THE SOUTH . THEY GOT A TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL WITH THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE . SO IF I WERE YOU AND IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY GET AS FAR FROM THE WEST COAST AS YOU CAN . IM THINKING WYOMING OR NORTH DAKOTA MIGHT BE SAFE.. OR EASTERN ALASKA.
      GOOD LUCK

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  3. allen heart January 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    World press reporting on Israel can lead to retaliation. Yoishi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times Weekly reported that Israel sabotaged Fukushima. Even if Shimatsu is really onto something that would direct attention to the real cause of the meltdowns at Fukushima, some suggest he temper his reporting so he won’t be delegitimized.

    What if Israel could be shown to have had motive, means, and opportunity? Shouldn’t we be good detectives or journalists and dig for evidence where the fundamental elements of a criminal investigation are the focus for our forensic activity?

    We know that Israel had motive as Japan supported Palestine and had offered to enrich uranium for Iran. Only a few months later, Magna BSP sought and won the security contract at Fukushima, had access to the infrastructure, and Magna technicians completed their work a week before the “earthquake” and tsunami. Motive and opportunity. Did they have the means?

    Consensus among IT experts is that Stuxnet virus was developed at Dimona, tested in the Negev, and used in Iran to destroy centrifuges via the Siemens SCADA valves. At Fukushima the Siemens valves controlled the cooling water. Those valves normally are open unless a COMMAND closes them. The only way the cooling water is blocked is by sabotage. In Iran the control room didn’t know there was a problem …that’s what stuxnet does. At Fukushima technicians didn’t know reactors were overheating.

    Motive, means, and opportunity… and now nuclear blackmail.

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    • Cale Mc January 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      yeah, no. The valves were open, the pipes cracked open and released the coolant. Your comment about the coolant is ridiculous. If you want a time line and a factual informative source to try and test me on it go to simplyinfo.org read the data, reports, etc then come back.

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    • halcar6 January 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      I don’t see why Israel would want this. And the control room did know there was a problem with the reactors overheating, that is what everyone was concerned about. The earthquake was huge and cracked things up. Why is it always Israel?? The radiation would eventually affect them also. Doesn’t make sense.

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  4. Giovanni LiCalsi January 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Nuclear power plants are upside down economically and will never be cost effective.
    What are the ocean fisheries worth. I would think much more than the energy produced by the dirty nuclear power plants. The sad thing about the use of the nuclear power plants is that Japan has enough wind, geothermal and solar resources to more than generate all of their electrical power.
    I have stopped eating ocean fish and would advise all others to beware of the hazard of eating contaminated fish, not only contaminated by nuclear waste, but contaminated by drugs, coffee, plastics, mercury, led, fuel, oil and cruise ship garbage.

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  5. SH January 9, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Yes all those involved in the decision to build the power plant near the ocean and in a
    location perhaps affected more because of earthquakes, but it also needs to be stated
    that the blame should be placed at the feet of those who sabotaged the plant in the first
    place with the stuxnect( sp) virus, but I see no mention of that. For a tiny nation of 65 years
    they have managed to damage so many countries and now possibly the planet. They need to be stopped. Please someone address that……

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    • aaheart January 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Four days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster Jerusalem Post reported that “Although Magna is able to gain remote access to its computer system, which receives the cameras’ images, Siboni said his company had not yet been authorized to do so. “We have not been allowed to take control remotely yet,” Siboni said.

      Israel has frequently acted “without authorization”, but they HAD ACCESS.

      Three days later, on March 18, 2011, one of Israel’s leading newspapers, Haaretz reported, “The CEO of the Israeli company that installed the security system at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant said Thursday that those workers who have elected to stay behind are “putting their lives on the line” to save Japan.”

      Stuxnet virus is a cyberweapon that appears to have been designed by Israel in conjunction with the CIA and was responsible for the cyberattack on Iran’s centrifuge array that enriches uranium to fuel Iran’s nuclear industry. Cyber experts generally agree that Israel used the stuxnet in Iran. It targets Siemens SCADA system through the local computer network on site. It replicates normal readings so that control room technicians are unaware of a change in the performance of the equipment as it runs out of control. Stuxnet then sends information to a remote facility that can monitor the destruction.

      The Siemens valves at Fukushima control the flow of cooling water to the reactor. Normally they are open. The can only be closed on command. Fukushima’s cooling control valves were locked SHUT preventing the flow of cooling water. This can only happen by sabotage.

      In late 2009 Japan offered to help mitigate an international dilemma as Israel militantly demanded that Iran’s nuclear facilities be destroyed. Japan offered to enrich uranium for the Iranians. A few months later, Magna BSP sought and won the security contract at Fukushima Daiichi. One week before the tsunami pushed walls of water onshore, the Magna BSP completed the installation.

      They watched their handiwork turn Fukushima Daiichi to rubble and pollute the northern hemisphere with radioactive fallout. They had the motive, means, and opportunity.

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      • Maya January 11, 2014 at 6:31 am

        fascinating, but this is what’s known as circumstantial evidence. any proof?

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        • allen heart January 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

          Civilians are hardly ever in a position to interrogate, subpoena records, indict, detain, or arrest suspects. That’s the job of the government authorities. Motive, means, and opportunity can only define suspects, but not convict. We know from this, however that the earthquake and tsunami are cover stories and those who promote those cover stories are possibly complicit. All we have is the words of the Magna BSP CEO as quoted by an Israeli newspaper. Even this is hearsay in a court of law.

          All we can do is follow the truth wherever it might lead, but our official status is as an observer and citizen. In a democracy that is supposed to mean that we can put pressure on the government authorities to act. This becomes problematic when that government might be complicit.

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  6. Norbert Senf January 8, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I did a Google search and found a Forbes article, that states that eating 200 g of Pacific Blue Fin tuna gives you a radiation does equal to about 4 nSv. A CT scan is around 8 mSv. According to that, you would have to eat about 500 tons of tuna to equal one CT scan.

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    • Antonio January 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      BS, non-equivalence alert. Ignore the comparisons heard all the time about air travel exposures, cat scans etc.
      There’s a distinct difference between exposure from an external source, and exposure from a particle that lodges in your liver, bones, blood, kidneys, brain etc.
      You get a scan and it’s over; you get a particle and it may stay with you.
      Think about it.

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      • Norbert Senf January 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

        Granted. However, do you have no interest at all in the 1:1,000,000 ratio ? This discussion is kind of pointless without numbers.

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  7. Guy mckinney January 7, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Where can we receive accurate and immediate information ? That is the question and why aren’t the Japanese government doing much about the release of this disaster ? I love the Pacific Ocean and all the fish it has to offer my plate !!!!!

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  8. Steve January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    My idea is to round up the people responsible, CEOs, engineers, politicians that voted these things in, all who made it possible, and force them to go into the danger zone and do the work themselves to clean up the mess they made, to reap what they sow, nothing more fair than that.

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    • tweety January 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

      The world would be a better place if all countries governments time and money was spent on promoting and creating things that breed peace and prosperity, life and growth for mankind instead of an insatiable need for power by promoting vices of death and destruction that destroy us and our environment. Really………we all lose, we all suffer. Nobody wins. And humans are suppose to be the most intelligent beings on earth? hmmmm? Stupid is as stupid does. As for God. He does not choose or cause horrible things like this for us to suffer. It is not his will for us. He Loves us and His heart grieves with us. Man has chosen this fate by the foolish self centered attitude and decisions he has made by his own free will.

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  9. JR January 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    @abu kaboka Although you’re thick-headed, Jesus still loves you.

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    • Ryuga January 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

      It’s going to take more than mere words to prove such a strong statement, so it is YOU that is thick-headed.

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  10. abu kaboka January 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    If you believe in the Lord, nothing will happen. It’s really no different than believing in Thor, Zeus, the easter bunny, Mohammed, and so forth. Those are all mythical creations and there are thousands of them. To believe in the supernatural is foolhardy on any level. Praying is really a waste of time.

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  11. Daniel G. DeMaio January 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    As to radiation detectors, there is quite a learning curve involved. A simple high/low reading offers very little actually useful information. There are alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiations – AND – each at different energy levels. Some detectors only read gamma and neutron, others read more. A really smart detector can tell from the type and energy level which radionuclide is present – far more expensive than your every day detector.

    Despite what I have written above, I can not claim to know enough right now to usefully apply a detector. I’m just saying you have to be ready to spend something on the order of $1K and be willing to learn a LOT to use it properly -ALSO- how to carefully handle it so as not to contaminate it and ruin future readings.

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  12. Sarah January 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I need to know what I need to do to protect my family!!! I live in San Clemente CA right near the ocean. How much time do I have & where should we go ? To the desert? We are scared any replies with advice would be great 928-580-9427 – Sarah

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    • peter arborough January 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Don’t panic. Ask God for help.

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      • cbr January 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        Seriously??

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    • Fred January 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      The Bible says there is a coming disaster to the whole world in Luke chapter 21. ( so you cant run) The 2nd coming of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ at hand Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. I am Pastor and would be glad to help in any way. Life the way we know it will soon be coming to an end because God is going to be taking control of His possession ” Planet Earth” He is coming to judge everyone according as they have done in their body.
      Fred

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      • Ryuga January 6, 2014 at 6:06 am

        Are you really that cuckoo? You talk about stuff you do not even know and yet can’t be bothered to help someone with practical solutions?
        People like you make me sick!

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        • Fred January 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

          So please tell me what are your practical solutions?
          I offer the only practical solution available for this scenario The Lord Jesus Christ.
          The Bible does not lie what is happening right now is the coming destruction spoken of in the Bible Mathew 24 Luke 21 and many other places in the Bible we need to be realist. I f you don’t believe that’s OK for you. So you don’t want to prepare for the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus its inevitable. Thanks for replying and may my God Jesus Christ bless you And have mercy on you and all who think like you.

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    • October January 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

      You probably should have moved 3 years ago. Look at the jet stream patterns. Phoenix or even Albuquerque might be better options. There is no way I would have my kids on the West Coast ever again.

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      • aaheart January 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

        Unless and until the saboteurs are recognized and isolated, this disaster can be repeated anywhere in the world that nuclear reactors are running. TEPCO has taken a lot of flak for bungling and lying about the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, and the Japanese government has taken quite a few hits, too. However, evidence points toward sabotage and nuclear blackmail.

        The valves that allow cooling water to the reactor are automatically open. It takes a command and electric power to close them. Yet the control room technicians did not know that the reactors were overheating until too late and they found the valves were locked shut. They could not command them to open. They could only have been given a “close” command by sabotage.

        How?

        Stuxnet virus recently sabotaged uranium-enriching centrifuges in Iran. Control room technicians were seeing normal status, but anyone walking through the arrays could see that they were spinning out of control. Stuxnet can only be installed via a thumb drive in a USB port, but then it can determine what are normal conditions, record those and file them in the computer memory. When triggered into operation stuxnet sends commands to Siemens SCADA valves. At Fukushima such valves were used in the cooling system for the reactors. At Fukushima they were closed and the status in the control room showed they were open and the reactor temperature was normal.

        Who?

        Shortly after Japan offered to enrich uranium for Iran, an Israeli company, Magna BSP, sought and won the security contract for Fukushima-Daiichi. They finished installation and returned to Israel a week before disaster struck. The Israeli defense contractor had motive, means, and opportunity….and Israel could exert nuclear blackmail to exacerbate the problem.

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  13. Darla Springer December 31, 2013 at 8:56 am

    thank you for the information. I would not know about it if it was not for you all.

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  14. Darla Springer December 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Thank you for the imfor. I would not know if it was not for all of you.

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  15. Darla Springer December 31, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thank-you, I would never know this stuff if it was not for you guys!

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  16. aaheart December 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    The cooling valves at Fukushima are NOT held shut when the electric power is cut off. Electric power is needed to HOLD THE VALVES SHUT. Earthquake and tsunami did not lead to the meltdowns. This could only happen if there was sabotage. If you noticed in the tsunami videos, buildings were standing until the tsunami swept them off their foundations. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake is supposed to demolish buildings within a 1000 miles.

    So what kind of sabotage could do that damage? Shortly after Japan offered to enrich uranium for Iran, an Israeli defense company at Dimona, Magna BSP, won the security contract for Fukushima and had access to install stuxnet virus that has been tied to Israel and acts by giving commands to Siemens SCADA control valves and it sends fake information to the control room. Technicians at Fukushima did not know that the reactors were overheating until it was too late. They were not able to open the valves that SHOULD have been forced open just by the pressure of the steam being generated by the hot reactor.

    Magna BSP not only had access to the Fukushima infrastructure to insert the stuxnet virus, they also installed monitoring equipment inside containment that was connected to their offices safely on the other side of the world where they could control the reactors to self-destruct. The State of Israel had motive, means, and opportunity…Just the facts, man.

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  17. Donald Perkins December 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    “It is believed that an area of ocean as far as ten miles distant from the nuclear power plant was contaminated by the disaster in March of 2011.”

    Believed by whom?

    No quotes, no named sources, not even a link to the report.

    Simply spouting by a single author. Zero credibility.

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    • pkay December 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

      You say zero credibility. But there’s no reason to disbelieve it either. The combination of building 4 reactors so close together on a known fault line plus the sunami has proved disasterous. Also they have been leaking radiation in both the ocean and air since. The mainstream media has chosen to not to report this by simple omission. Gov-Corp or Corp-Gov (whichever) form of censorship. I heard that eventually the ocean currents will bring radiation up into the Bering sea where the world’s largest fishery is. All your fish sticks and cheap fish sandwhich are sourced there. And, if Japan can’t get these nukes under control (solved) and a Chernobl occurs it will be 20 times worse. which will ruin the entire planet.

      U.S. wants to build 50 more nuke plants. Who knows what the rest of the world does? Except Germany who will stop and eventually shut down all its nukes.

      Germany sees the light. How bout you?

      PS: When the pressure builds up too bad in one of Fukushima nukes they have no choice but to vent to the open sky. I think they’ve done it twice now. That’s the radiation hitting the west coast, then the Midwest – less though, and least but also on the eastcoast.

      Bon appetit

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      • aaheart January 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        Building four reactors on a fault and vulnerable to tsunami IS really dumb, of course, but neither earthquake nor tsunami caused the meltdown at Fukushima. Valves that must be open to allow cooling water to the reactor are automatically open. It takes a COMMAND and electric power to close them. Yet the control room technicians did not know that the reactors were overheating until too late and they found the valves were locked shut. They could not command them to open. They could only have been given a “close” command by sabotage.

        Go back to those videos of the tsunami that preceded the meltdown. Look closely at the undamaged building unaffected by a “magnitude 9.0″ earthquake. Such a powerful earthquake is defined as causing building collapse for 1000 km around. What 9.0 earthquake? Where’s the damage?

        Check the facts about the power supply to the reactors. Most of the diesel generators were not flooded by the tsunami and generators on flatbeds were brought in within 8 hours but these could not open the valves to cool the reactors.

        The weak link is Siemens SCADA valve controllers that are vulnerable to stuxnet and the access given to a nation of sabotage and deception.

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    • cbr January 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Plenty of credibility here:

      http://fairewinds.org/media/fairewinds-videos/new-data-supports-previous-fairewinds-analysis-as-contamination-spreads-in-japan-and-worldwide

      Way more than half of the deposition was onto the Pacific (luckily for Japan). That much information even made it to the mainstream media.

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  18. Anonna Ms December 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The fact Fukushima is being ignored in the mainstream press, though an ongoing problem with no solution. The fact the U.S. and Canadian governments turned off radiation monitoring, when it is most needed and appropriate. The fact that U.S. standards for “safe” radiation consumption in food have been raised. We now have this Japanese secrets law rammed through. These things speak for themselves. Officially, the truth is being covered up, so clearly. Though the entire West Coast were to be slowly poisoned and drop dead, man, woman, and child, we must do nothing to disturb real estate values, the nuclear industry or Red Lobster’s business. Just where do all these “leaders” and their shills from hell come from?

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    • Dr.Klampet January 5, 2014 at 4:34 am

      Canada did not turn off radiation monitoring.The equipment was never there to begin with…other than one detector they shipped from eastern Canada about one month after. The data is not available for the public errr taxpayers to see. Iodine tablets dried up the day after. Yet,anyone was able to buy it over the counter the day before.I was told I WOULD NEED A PERSCRIPTION…THAT DOCTORS WILL NOT WRITE. Sabotage or not..one more ‘healthy’ sized quake over there and we can kiss this planet goodbye.Ten years after Chernobyl there was an outbreak or hot spot if you will..in northern B.C. and Alberta. About twenty kids in the 18 year old range all were diagnosed with Hodgkins within a two month period…they are just the ones I know of. Oncology doctors tried to prevent families meeting each other to compare notes. That would be the ‘no immediate health effect-effect’ huh? I SEE SOME OF THE COMMENTORS NEED TO DO A BIT MORE HOMEWORK.For instance,only the northern hemisphere will take the big hit.Google/Youtube…. Dr. Endicott Fukashima….get ready to have a real sience education. Good luck and good night>>>fade to black.

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  19. Jerrymat December 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I would like to know where to go to buy reliable radiation detecting equipment so that I might scan seafood before purchase. Where?

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  20. Eric Michelson December 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    First of all… it is true that Cesium, Strontium, etc… will affect at long term all oceans because it can blend as easily as Sodium in water. Because it chemically reacts with natural and synthetic anions present in the water, forming salts: like Chlorine, Hyroxide, Peroxyde, normal Iodine, etc. They will be carried by the currents and absorbed by sea life. Also salts can get suspended in dew drops in the atmosphere taking the radiation airborne, but to a lesser degree. So land base cultures are less affected, but you will still detect the radioactivity. YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO LEARN TWO THINGS: 1 Everything in this world is interconnected and has no lines of separations, contrairy to Western and Judeo Chistian science belief. 2 There is no safety threshold for radioactivity, and any military person will tell you that.

    In other words, it’s a consequence you’ll have to live with for the duration of the half-life degradation process. Which can take millenias. Get real, and stop denying it, and we are powerless to stop it.

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  21. siyousyanamae December 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

    More people who remained in Fukushima are suffering from the same symptoms as mine. More people have died.
    December 22, 2013 Fukushima Voice version 2e

    Every day Japanese government and specialists said on TV, “There is NO worry.” and “There is NO immediate health effect.”
    We all underwent the examination including the daughter who did NOT qualify for the thyroid examination, and it turns out we all had thyroid cysts.

    There were some spots with air dose level of 2.0 μSv/h inside the property boundaries.
    I discussed with the school principal the thyroid issues in my children, but all I got back was an unbelievable answer, “I think even 5 mSv annually is fine.”

    As I wanted to move to the west of Tokyo, we ended up evacuating to Yamanashi Prefecture.
    We NO longer have abnormal symptoms we used to get in Fukushima.
    I would like Japanese government and Tokyo Electric to reveal the truth and own up their responsibilities and do what they need to do.

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  22. Sebastian December 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

    What tests are being referred to> Who did them what was the methodology? Specific results? Without this information this just hearsay.

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  23. crash2parties December 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

    “In addition, the caesium-137 level has also gone up along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts, discovered in local mushrooms and berries. ”

    The only testing results I can find are from UCB performed in April. Of 2011. It specifically mentioned mushrooms and berries, so I’m going to guess that’s where this came from. Again, though, it was primarily Iodine that was the problem & it had all decayed around 10 days later. Is it still happening? Sure. Every 40 days the DIY radioactivity monitoring sites show a huge peak, far above what was once considered “safe” (some include the EPA’s radnet readings). Search on YouTube for the video of someone testing the beach where the Mavericks surf contest is held. It’s recent and shows unhealthy levels of radiation.

    The kicker? For decades the US has boasted that they would know if someone in, say, North Korea bought a radium watch off ebay due to our ability to monitor radiation from the land, sky, space and sea. And for decades our government has pushed the idea that in the case of an emergency, iodine pills would be distributed.

    They knew, and didn’t tell us. Worse, they told us it was perfectly safe. Just like the government in Japan told its people…

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  24. Chris Plunkett December 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Fukushima is the most catastrophic Nuclear/Industrial disaster in the history of humanity, and there is no end in sight. The crisis is deepening and there is no way to contain it. Nuclear fallout is cancer. This could well be the “black swan” that finally crashes the world economy as well as an extinction level event.
    The West Coast of the United States is getting slammed by nuclear fallout, and the Pacific Ocean is being destroyed. The MSM won’t tell you how bad it is.
    Fukushima is going to change the way we all live, there is nowhere to hide.

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    • Ron Deerborne December 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      All true…….sadly.

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    • James Nozberg December 29, 2013 at 5:18 am

      No it won’t. Please stop scaring people. Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster was much worse than Japan’s, and yet it didn’t affect most of the world. Even if Japan’s radiation affects West Coast, there’s no way it can spread to the whole world (How’s it going to reach Australia, which is so far away, for example?)

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      • Little Tomato December 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

        I’m afraid you’re wrong about Chernobyl. Japan has been found to be way worse.

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      • allen heart January 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

        Fukushima includes 3 reactors and an unstable cooling pool of still radioactive fuel rods. Chernobyl was ONE reactor,

        Ocean currents and jet stream has been very effective at distributing radioactivity, James. Australia is closer to Fukushima than San Francisco. Radioactivity is raging more than 5X above background on west coast beaches. Radionuclides reached the US in less than a week after the meltdown. By now you should be aware of moving weather systems from watching the local weather on TV. We don’t live on a flat Earth and we know about jet stream since WWII.

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      • muah January 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

        Ocean currents.

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      • gopher January 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

        Go back and take a look at the wind currents during Chernobyl, It did go all over the world! It got up into the jet stream and circled most of the globe.
        Then take a minute and look back on all the nuclear testing that has gone on around the world before that. You unfortunately are not alone in your denial!
        If you think that this is not a Global Problem you either A) work for the Government and are trying to help down play this thing! or B) You are asleep and have no business even replying to something like this until you do a little homework!

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  25. michael yankaus December 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    The media is tip-towing around this crisis, as if they don’t want to upset us or cause unnecessary fear. But the reality is that the crisis is NOT contained, and the projected timeline of 40 YEARS is terrifying. Try to project the stability of any 40 year project! Much less one involving nuclear radiation seeping into the earth, and ocean. Japan is foolishly downplaying this. I say foolishly because the reality is that the contamination of the Pacific Ocean and its bordering countries will result in unimaginable lawsuits that will potentially destroy Japan’s economy outright. I am not a Japan basher. I have always admired their culture and capabilities. But in this case they can’t go it alone. They need help and they need it now, regardless of cost.

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    • Ron Deerborne December 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      I don’t see it as tip toeing, I see it as hiding the information. They have to follow the government script which is pro nuclear and the media complies……the reporters have no choice as it comes from on high, and could cost them their careers.

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    • allen heart January 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Nuclear blackmail after the horrendous damage done to Fukushima is a very effective method of control.

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  26. H.Do. December 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

    It’s so sad that the nuclear industry and the boatloads of $$$ that is made by them comes at the expense of the human race… May all those responsible burn in hell for a million years…..

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  27. Kimberly Davis December 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

    It is incorrect to frame the problem only as contamination from the accident of March 2011. While the fallout from the explosions was dramatic, the meltdowns and subsequent continuous groundwater flow to the sea is being inadeuqately studied and, therefore, remediated. According to TEPCO, 400 tons a day, continuously, being taken up in the food web, sediment, etc. And contrary to what some would have you believe, it is not being instantaneously diluted through the entire North Pacific – there will be ocean current, bioaccumulation, and other areas of concentration. This is not just about Americans’ health; but the food web in the Pacific. Plutonium has a half-life of 24,000 years; Strontium 90 (which behaves like calcium and is taken up in bones and the shells of shellfish) has a half-life of 28.8 years.

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    • Ron Deerborne December 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Yes Kimberly, you are speaking scientific fact. The real problems in the world that are most important such as this one, are avoided by the media and instead we get Michael Jackson and Duck Dynasty! It’s a sad state of affairs in this country/world. This is why we have to open our eyes/minds and turn off the TV and the MSM in general!

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    • crash2parties December 29, 2013 at 12:16 am

      “It is believed that the contaminated water has finally reached the western coastline due to the growth of radioactive iodine levels which are now 200 times what they were two years ago. ”

      Radioactive iodine has a half-life of a few days; by the tenth day it is just about all gone. If radioactive iodine levels are now “200 times” what they were two years ago, that indicates a near continuous increase in released radioactive iodine.

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