California: Ground Zero for Fukushima Radiation?


California could be becoming ground zero for radiation from the failed Fukushima plant in Japan. Ocean currents have sent tons of radioactive water into the Pacific daily from the crippled plant on the Pacific coast. A study from 2012 reports that the plume of radiation made a serious impact on Southern and Central California, with Southern California’s seaweed testing at a 500 percent higher level of radiation than normal. Radioactive particles are in California’s air, and debris from the Fukushima plant is washing up on the Pacific coastline as well. However, due to an agreement brokered with Hilary Clinton, seafood from the waters of Japan is being sent to America without any testing for radiation.

Fukushima’s disaster has changed the face of nuclear energy. It has inspired social activists to protest the building of nuclear plants in India, and Italy has stopped pursuing nuclear energy altogether. Elevated levels of iodine-131, which is a product of nuclear fission and exceeds the levels of contaminant permitted in the water supply, have been reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radiation has been detected in food and clothing, and sea animals have been found contaminated with radiation as well.

Radiation exposure results in a wide variety of health problems that include cancer. People have reported symptoms of radiation poisoning, yet California health officials stand by their stance that there is no serious risks to its citizens. The radioactive elements that are present in California are Iodine, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137, which stay in the environment for eight days, two years and 30 years, respectively. Scientists believe that 80 percent of the cesium fell mixed in rain. Cesium 137, whose lifespan is 30 years, has been detected at 60 million becquerels per cubic meter in the waters of Japan’s coastline. This is a level of radioactivity causing reproductive and health effects in sea animals. Polar bears, walruses and seals are experiencing open sores and missing patches of hair, and radiation is wreaking havoc in the ecosystems of the Pacific.

California could be reaching ground zero as it bears the brunt Fukushima radiation carried by the Pacific jet stream. Michio Aoyama, senior scientist at the Japanese government’s Meteorological Institute, found that levels of cesium 137 at the surface of the Pacific could potentially be 10,000 times higher that the contamination at Chernobyl, whose nuclear explosion was the worst nuclear accident in the world before the Fukushima disaster. Ninety-eight percent of the ocean floor is covered with dead animals, and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has withheld information about this environmental crisis although more radioactive plumes have been discovered coming from Fukushima’s nuclear reactor number 3. Fukushima pours over 300 tons of contaminated water into the Pacific every day, with no end in sight, as the water keeping the nuclear rods cool is dumped into the Pacific on a daily basis.

In 2012 the U.S. government ordered 14 million pills of Potassium Iodide, which is a supplement that combats radiation storage in the thyroid gland. Yet the citizens of Japan are at an even greater risk, with the Japanese government silencing scientists and denying funding to those scientists who attempt to report true facts about the level of nuclear contamination at Fukushima. No matter what, there is more to be discovered, and even though California sits over 5,000 miles away from the Japanese shoreline, it may eventually become  ground zero for the next big wave of radiation from Fukushima.

By Adrianne Hill


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13 Responses to "California: Ground Zero for Fukushima Radiation?"

  1. Daisy   March 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    It is obvious that we are all exposed to radioactive contaminants. My family and I have found something to help combat this issue. It’s called RadiExposure. Check it out

  2. Irradiated Debt Slave   October 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Nearly everyone thinks money is real.
    Nearly everyone thinks nuclear is safe.

    These two things are not mutually exclusive.

    Why are the powers that be literally doing NOTHING?

    They either have a cure (or high alleviation) for it
    They want this to happen

    Add the abundance of trash in the oceans, the multitude
    of generally regarded as safe for slaves chemicals, gmos..

    Keep calm and reject molech.
    You do not want to go where our ‘leaders’ are going next realm.

  3. pete   September 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Man can be such a destructive lying beast! My thoughts.

  4. Gari Howe   September 15, 2014 at 1:44 am


  5. Barry Cohen   August 26, 2014 at 9:23 am

    URGENT! Listen People! These genetic DNA mutations are only the start that is going to follow up the food chain to human birth defects and sickness! It is time for everyone with common sense to start detoxing the toxic radiation we already hold within our bodies and then to continue to detoxify our bodies the best we can! The best radiation and heavy metal detox is with the natural mineral called ZEOLITE that has been proven to safely remove both radiation and heavy metals from the human body and from animals as well! After the detox is finished a lower amount maintenance dose can be continued for as long as you desire to stay radiation and heavy metal free. For more information do a search for the single word Zeolite or go to the DOT COM WEBSITE FOR ZEOLITE.

  6. Ned Childs   August 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This reporter has not been paying attention: the half life of a radioactive isotope or actinide is not equal to its lifetime! Convention has it that Cesium 137, with a half life of thirty years, is dangerous and persistant in the environment for ten half lives or three hundred years, not merely the thirty as stated in the article. The nukists lie enough already; it is not necessary to add to their horrid and insensitive lies with shoddy reporting. Hint: spend more time considering the comment threads at You will learn much there. Thank you for trying. Peace …

  7. KiwiReporter (@KiwiReporter)   August 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I’m afraid it’s a lot more serious than even this article suggests.

    We’ve now discovered that 200km of British Columbia coastline is an effective “dead zone” with only about 4 species left. The Canadian government is silent, Health Canada says everything is safe. The fish and ocean life say “No.” (Remember that much of the fallout is undetectable, persistent low-level radiation can be more dangerous than high-level radiation, and that radiation can travel in wind, air, snow, hail, sleet, fog, ocean spray, rain, people (dead and alive), animals, insects, pollen, ocean debris, and many others. TEPCO, WHO and the IAEA (and NRC) have been fiddling with numbers from day one – using the old “don’t panic the people” ruse.

    I agree that over-reaction is unhelpful – and conspiracy theories don’t help – but under-reaction is foolhardy and may lead to more deaths.

    Cancer and leukemia normally show up about 4 or 5 years after such an event – we’re almost there, but the information crackdown in Japan cannot hide the fact that cancers and many other kinds of ailments are now showing up. Tokyo is essentially uninhabitable, as proven by private readings. They’ve now discovered plutonium and uranium was thrown to within 15 miles of Tokyo.

    200,000,000,000,000 becquerels/kg in fuel rod materials found near Tokyo… “the material spread globally” — Composed “major part” of worst Fukushima plume — Persists for long time in living organisms — Must reconsider disaster’s health effects (PHOTOS)

    HORROR ” Pacific Ocean Now Dead From Fukushima Radiation ”

    Streamed live on Aug 10, 2014 The entire 200 kilometers we checked of Canadian Pacific Coast Line was devoid of all life , recovery is highly unlikely . This presentation will be followed tonight with a Q & A session at 8 pm pacific Canada time on this same site beautifulgirlbydana . Watch the live presentation Aug 10th 2014 at 1 pm BC Pacific time in Canada on beautifulgirlbydana
    it will show up at this link

    Low tide zone info
    B,C, parks Over 5000 species PDF file download

  8. Barry Cohen   August 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

    URGENT: Anyone eating fish and seafood from the Pacific Ocean should not waste time in doing a radiation and heavy metal detox to safely remove the Fukushima radiation from your body! The best way to remove the radiation is with the natural mineral called Zeolite. For more information on this SAFE and effective detox search for the single word Zeolite.

  9. socrates   August 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Marion– you should have your head examined for possible brain damage caused by radiation. Just saying.

  10. Casey Jones   August 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

    This is not just a California issue, we must remember that more than half of our produce comes from California. Leafy greens especially are soaking up the irradiated rain like a collector. It is the repeated consumption of tiny amounts that will bio accumulate in the body causing the disease reaction. I thought it was tough enough trying to avoid GMO but how do you avoid radiation when most of your food is irradiated, organic or not mind you…..sigh.

  11. DC   August 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    So tired of being lied to. The US is to blame just as must as the Japanese Government. After all we built them. The West Coast is being attacked and not a word mentioned!

  12. Mulligh   August 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    You said “The radioactive elements that are present in California are Iodine, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137, which stay in the environment for eight days, two years and 30 years, respectively.” This is false. These times are half-life times. Conservatively, you need to multiply these times by 10 which would be 80 days, 20 years and 300(!) years. Radiation bio-accumulation is a big deal and will affect humanity forever.


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