Fukushima Radiation a Serious Threat to North American Coast

Fukushima Radiation a Serious Threat

The Turner Radio Network (TRN) has recently issued a report on the Fukushima radiation being a serious threat to the West Coast of North America and others in the entire northern hemisphere. The report calls for anyone residing on the west coast to immediately start preparations for another round of dangerous atmospheric radiation. The radiation is coming from Reactor 3 in Fukushima’s nuclear disaster site in Japan. The nuclear reactor was damaged in Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Tokyo Electric and Power Company (TEPCO) have confirmed through surveillance cameras that steam has begun to rise out of the severely damaged Reactor 3. This is not the first time steam was observed escaping the facility, there were four sightings of steam rising since December 19th and other reports from back in July 2013.

TEPCO is uncertain what details surround the steam plumes or why the change occurred. They are unable to investigate further due to the lethal radiation levels in building 3.

Some nuclear experts are saying that the steam could signify the start of a spent fuel pool meltdown. Building 3 still contains 89 tons of nuclear fuel that could potentially burn up and head into the atmosphere for North America. After the earthquake, Fukushima had three reactor meltdowns roughly 60 hours after the earthquake as reactors 4, 5, and 6 were currently off-line for maintenance. Building 3 exploded a few days after the earthquake from a build up of hydrogen gas.

Reactor 3 is slightly different from the other Fukushima reactors. It is a mixed-core reactor containing both uranium fuel and a uranium-plutonium oxide fuel mix (MOX). Building 3 still houses 514 MOX fuel rods making up the total of 89 tons.

TEPCO has started the decommissioning of the nuclear plant in November. Workers began the recovery and removal of over 1,500 possibly damaged nuclear fuel rods currently inside Building 4. The operation will see a total of 22 rod assemblies removed, transported, and safely stored with each assembly containing 50 to 70 nuclear fuel rods.

Not all experts are saying there is a serious threat to North America from Fukushima radiation. TEPCO says that radiation levels don’t increase when the steam is being released. Officials at the company say that the steam can be caused by rain or moisture in the air that has found its way to the hot reactor. This would explain the location of the steam arising from the reactor as it was observed escaping from the fifth floor of the building just above the reactor containment structure.

TEPCO also suggests that steam may be created from pellets of nuclear fuel that were possibly ejected during the explosion. If the pellets of fuel landed in the spent fuel pool which is located above the reactor, they have likely started to melt down and are now boiling off the pool’s water. However down-played, this has some worried that the situation can escalate out of hand very quickly with 89 tons of fuel being released into the atmosphere.

The warning that was issued suggested some preparatory measures for those living on the West Coast of North America. People on the western coast should make sure they are up to date with all the news. They also suggest sealing off doors, windows, and any light switches and wall outlets with plastic and tape. Any vents should also be covered and to protect one from the outdoors use TYVEK disposable suits and NIOSH N100-certified filter masks for all family members. Residents of the west coast should also wash obsessively to reduce any possibility of radiation contamination. Radiation will take two to three days to reach the West Coast from Japan.

Years after the disaster, radiation from Fukushima still poses many serious threats to the North American Coast. Threats may continue many years into the future as well. Recently $35 billion has been allocated for the rebirth of Fukushima.

By Brent Matsalla

Occupy Corporatism

26 Responses to "Fukushima Radiation a Serious Threat to North American Coast"

  1. Anonie   April 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    The entire northern hemisphere is at risk. Get out of there and come to Chile. A modern yet inexpensive country with a growing expat community. It is surprisingly easy to move to and most importantly, it is radiation-free.

  2. Rob   March 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    why cant we just drop a bomb on them like we did Hiroshima

  3. Tammy   February 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Tell me why the star fish are disintegrating on the west coast. There is a media blackout in order to not cause panic. Scientist can not explain what is going on. ( or they won’t explain because they do know why and were told not to say.)

  4. Wayne Murray   January 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    i moved away from the west coast of america and have been a ‘ramblin’ man for fifty years.soon i wil be ‘ramblin’ in the afterlife.get your heart right with god and enjoy the ride.

  5. tired of the drama   January 5, 2014 at 7:53 am

    There is nothing wrong in being prepared but to freak out about it only makes it that much worse. I get so sick and tired of all the drama everywhere. Everyone has their own way of seeing things so bashing on them for their opinion is wrong. My opinion is I’m going to keep myself up to date on the situation and will adjust to any changes i have to make for me and my family. It’s that simple. You may have a different opinion then me but you make that choice for you not anyone else.

  6. Steven   January 5, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Exactly how many nukes did we test above ground? Come on people think before you freak out. Everything about this article is wrong, I love the 2-3 days figure, those are pretty fast winds lol. Given a worst case and ALL of it gets released then ALL of it will fallout into the ocean(if Japan gets lucky…unlucky and vast parts of Japan itself is Toast…and even S Korea and parts of china too wont be happy.) Nuke testing did WAY worse injecting radiation high into the atmosphere and having global effects but even then the vast majority of the effects were directly down wind. to sum up I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it downwind(say 1000 miles) but further away and ESPECIALLY as far away as we are and even Hawaii itll have no effect. That said I wouldn’t want to eat anything from near that area for quite sometime…might have an effect on migrating fish going thru the area too.

  7. Scientist   January 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Jason is correct. The radiation leaked from Fukushima cannot affect the West coast of America. Yes, it increases the global radiation levels by some minuscule amount – already higher than at any time in human history b/c of nuclear bomb testing carried out by the USA, France, Britain, Russia. But no, it’s not going to affect Americans.

  8. kipik   January 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    haha, Are you having trouble convincing even yourself, Jason?

  9. Hiroshi Suzuki   January 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Google Trends shows more and more Japanese searching the words “Heart” and “Hurt”
    December 30th, 2013 Fukushima Diary
    The words “Heart, Hurts” are searched on google increasingly frequently, according to one of the google services called “Google Trends“.
    From the study of Chernobyl such as Yury Bandazhevsky from Belarus, Cesium-134/137 are known to accumulate in heart muscles to cause cardiac disease.
    (cf, 20,000 Bq/body from a man in Fukushima)
    The analysis (as the graph below) shows the trend picked up in mid 2011, and it still keeps increasing.

  10. Shawna   January 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Unfortunately, Jason you are quite wrong, the radiation from Fukushima poses a very real threat to North America. Think about the fallout from a different perspective for a moment – an economic perspective. Every seafood company based on the West Coast will have to deal with the fallout from the radiation. It will affect our fishing and maritime industries first, before it ever reaches our shores. Soon, just like the Japanese fisherman, we will have to throw our catch in the trash because it will be too irradiated to eat. They say the first cut is always the deepest. Cutting a major World food source such as seafood would cause a devastating effect on our economy and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Americans. It would also hit State tourism. You would no longer have families or newlyweds traveling down the West Coast to visit beaches, or out to Hawaii for eco-tours or to go diving and horseback riding. These are just some examples of the first hits to our already struggling economy. So, the radiation from Fukushima DOES pose a very real, looming, and ominous threat to our way of life. Fear mongering aside, this is the new reality.

  11. Lindsay Cooper   January 4, 2014 at 10:39 am

    this scares the living crap out of me…….

  12. JF Kaos   January 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Jason is right. The radiation from Fukushima, or any radiation in that amount, poses no threat to North America…. it poses a threat to the whole world.
    So I bet you’re planning to go surfing off the North Shore of Hawaii soon, eh Jason? Hang 12, brah! An’ it’s cool man, don’ worry ’bout no iodine pills, brah. Ain’ no threat.
    Can I call you “sizzle pie”?

  13. TheRealist   January 4, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Jason you must work fir the government…

  14. rexx   January 4, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Prepare yourselves. I “know some one who knows someone” who lives and works in Virginia. TPTB in Washington know 3 things:The situation was a “run-away” event from the start, it is un-containable by the Japanese, and best of all, THEY HAVE A SOLUTION!
    Now if that doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy all over, I don’t know what will.
    If its not illuminati chemtrails, it will be Fukidation, or HAARP, or food with no nutritional value. They all need to go people! Who are we kidding!

    • Teresa Darmody   January 4, 2014 at 11:51 am


  15. Hide Behind   January 4, 2014 at 3:39 am

    JEnna is right about MOX fuel. IT is processed from our new nuclear weapons excess plutonium and very enriched uranium powder and has various cladding that such as titanium etc.
    Japan under WWII and all succeeding years are not allowed to have such weaponixed but our military Intel and those nuke industry of euro and UN know about it as Japan brags they can have multiple nukes on the way in matter of days.
    DAYS NOT WEEKS OR MONTHS.On Savana River in ScI is a French firm under us military contract that has bern experimenting for them and they also have a site at most deadly lands in US Richland and Hanford Reach.


  16. Alex (@Alex03996031)   January 4, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Enjoy your cancer.

  17. Alex (@Alex03996031)   January 4, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Enjoy your cancer Jason.

  18. m.w.   January 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Forget America getting bombed.. radiation shall take us over quite swiftly by 2020.

  19. Diana   January 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I’m afraid the danger to North America is very real – maybe not imminent, then eventually. Prepare yourselves. Better to be safe than ignorant.

  20. jenna   January 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I don’t care how crazy people might think I am. When it comes down to it, I am fighting for my health and my life here on the northern coast of california. The amounts of radiation emitted off the coast of Japan into the Pacific Ocean are immeasurable. Our planet is a pool of shared resources, and it’s becoming very clear to me just how small the Pacific Ocean really is when radiation is being dumped into it from our fellow humans residing in Japan. Trust yourselves, be prepared, radiation is constantly being pumped out of Daiichi daily through the groundwater, the soil, the ocean and the air. The grave danger and concern that face us all is incomprehensible to us…I urge you to do your research, and fight for a future without nuclear power plants. The MOX fuel used in Fukushima Reactor 3 and 4 ignites at a lower temperature than other nuclear fuels, and is more dangerous of a chemical. This was chosen as a good fuel because criminals would be less inclined to steal the fuel for chemical weapons if it were more dangerous to humans. The actions being taken by people in charge of the safety of humanity and the future of our planet are incredibly bizarre. I challenge you all to open your eyes with this clearly overshadowed and disgustingly downplayed threat to humanity, do your own research, and fight for a future without gas masks and radiation suits. May a higher power of love and protection be with us all.

  21. tupes   January 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks Jason, I feel much more at ease now knowing the west coast is safe! You know no more then anyone else at this point. There is nothing wrong witg educating yourself for the “what if” scenario!.

  22. Robert Pepper   January 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    i like the part where they say , “completely seal off your house with plastic and tape” . i say those that live in big houses will take longer to suffocate than those who dwell in small houses. better yet just take those plastic bags that say “keep away from children” and put them over your heads people.

    • Robert Pepper   January 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Oh and don’t forget to “wash obsessively”

      • truelitistnot   January 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

        Washing doesn’t help as the water supplies also are or become contaminated.

  23. jason   January 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    The radiation poses no threat to north america- quit your fear mongering


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