Reports: “You can expect an enormous amount of cancers” around Pacific — “We’re all at risk, this radiated water is going to hit right here” in U.S. — We’re at top of food chain, so we get highest radiation dose — 35+ people now suffering cancer after U.S. rescue mission off Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: December 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 am ET
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New York Post, Dec. 22, 2013:  [...] three years after their deployment on a humanitarian mission to Japan’s ravaged coast [scores of] crew members on the [USS Ronald Reagan] aircraft carrier and a half-dozen other support ships are battling cancers, thyroid disease, uterine bleeding and other ailments. [...] The fallout of those four days spent off the Fukushima coast has been tragic to many of the 5,000 sailors who were there. [...] At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday. “We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner [...] “Then you have thyroid polyps, other thyroid diseases” [...]

Interview with Charles Bonner, one of the attorneys representing 3/11 first responders, EON, published Dec. 20, 2013 (at 16:00 in): We also want to bring awareness […] to the 70,000 first responders — who went to Japan to help in this rescue mission — that they’re all at risk, in fact we’re all at risk. This radiated water* is going to hit right here in San Diego, and the Pacific Ocean [coast of U.S. and Canada] in 2015**.

* Forecast model shown in video simulates the transport of tsunami debrisnot radioactive contamination.
** Recent reports from gov’t scientists reveal the Fukushima ocean plume hit West Coast months ago.

Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds, KBOO, Nov. 2013 (at 53:00 in): “Billions of people rely on [the Pacific Ocean] for fishing, and for drinking, and for recreation and stuff like that. So that we’ve contaminated a body of water with, what scientists in the nuclear iunduryu would say, is too low to worry about — but when you take a source that’s dilute, and you multiply it by the billions of people that in fact use that source, you can expect an enormous amount of cancers as a result.”

Interview with radioactive waste watchdog Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, Truthout, Dec. 19, 2013: The National Academy of Sciences in the United States has affirmed for decades that any exposure to radioactivity, no matter how low the dose, carries a health risk for cancer. […] Another dynamic of great concern […] is the attitude of the nuclear establishment that the Pacific Ocean will dilute radioactivity […] “We are at the top of the food chain, so we’re going to get the most concentrated dose from seafood” [...]

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  • Socrates

    This is what I've been saying. I've studied this for three years recently. My studies began when I was exposed during above – ground testing in Nevada. My father served as a uranium mine doctor. He later became a Board – certified Ob/Gyn. X – rays were used in the old days instead of ultrasound to diagnose fetal pelvic disproportion. You could even x-ray your feet in most shoe stores to see if your shoes fit.

    The government has hired "scientists" who have claimed that supports h exposures were "safe."

    I've already had cancer, but I worry about the concealment, denial and ignorance. Children cannot protect themselves.

    The government "models" about Cs-137 are wrong. The government's of Japan and the US will never admit their mistakes. We will have to attempt to protect ourselves. Take heed.

    I am receiving some negative comments about standing up for public health. I receive negative comments for being a consumer advocate. Yet, those relatives of mine who are physicians, lawyers, dentists, physicists are now convinced that the Cs-137 is coming to our shores and that it isn't "safe."


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    • nedlifromvermont

      Carry on Socrates … surely you are doing God's … I mean … Zeus' work!!!!

      Great posts from a nuclear insider-truth teller.

      We need to hear more about the truths your Dad uncovered.

      The treatment of the Uranium mine workers was Big Nuke's first genocidal campaign …

      Not their last, by any means …

      peace to you old Greek dude!!!


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      • Socrates

        Thanks!

        I sure hope that Arnie is wrong about all those hot particles…

        Dad used to say that the pathology report doesn't lie. We all know Arnie is right AND more is foming in the food supply.

        Use of a simple filter with transfer onto photographic paper and subsequent laboratory analysis.

        Later, your lung on autopsy or excision sample sent to lab after part of your cancerous lung is operated on.

        The proof came in with asbestos. The denied is for over half a century. Discovery revealed that the smoking gun documents were in their files back in the 1930s!

        It's all posted on the internet. Better that the young eeman workers have a job – even if they die in their thirties, they said in their own boardroom meeting notes.


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        • SnorkY2K

          A part of the exposure to the Reagan's crew would have been radioiodine. Devastating consequences from high levels of exposure, it is like being shot with a bullet made of ice in a pool of pure water. Within almost 80 days of generation, a release is almost completely decayed into Xe 131 and very difficult to detect.

          Extremely damaging to the thyroid, but also dangerous to other tissue, the release should have been carefully documented. However, Japan was able to avoid scrutiny by not handing out dosimeters to school children until after three months.


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    • Ontological Ontological

      Surviving cancer to wake up to this mess is no fun I know. People donate millions to the cancer foundation, but I never got one bit of help from anyone but the ones charging to do the work.
      Keep bugging your family yes, They come around after they get out of their comfort zone, and realize they most likely are next!
      3 parts maple syrup, one part clean sodium bicarbonate, heat syrup to 120F add bicarb, cool. Use 3x a day 10 days, This alkaloid will kill just about any stage cancer of a single type, but may help also for double type cell carcinomas, seems now it is squamous to begin then becomes more advanced second type, and remains squamous all in the same area. That's what happened to me with skull cancer. The result of multiple ELEment exposure I presume.


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        • Socrates

          Brother has prostate cancer, mom colon cancer. Does not prove anything but is consistent with exposures.

          Downwinder compensation act lists likely cancers. There is an Arizona woman who advertises for those types of cases here on enenews.com

          Who pays for West Coasters, if anyone? Can this be prevented in the future?

          Liability laws are a deterrent. As a complement to enforcement, if the costs outweigh profits, they quit doing it.

          So long as profitable, they continue the business practices. Very simple and extremely well-known in risk management and underwriting. Investors get it, too.

          In behavioral psychology we say, "Don't reinforce it."

          I sail a rented yacht to Catalina Island. I carry insurance with a $7,000 deductible. If my deductible is zero, then I have no skin in the game. If my deductible is 100k, I'm not letting my drunken friend sail the boat.

          taxpayers underwrite the big risks. What if a reactor blew up in Mexco or Canada?

          These questions must now be asked. What kinds of laws do we need?


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      • We Not They Finally

        Ontological, thanks for sharing about the sodium bicarbonate (baking soda.) The key is that it ALKALIZES the blood, and cancer needs acid, not alkaline, to survive.

        Dr. Mark Sircus (drsircus.com) explains more about baking soda on his website — also other inexpensive things one can do at home. He's a great advocate for patient self-empowerment.


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      • 4Yahshua

        12~24~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

        We believe that it would be wise for ALL of us to add almonds to our diets. They contain minute quantities of natural cyanide that kill cancer cells on contact. Almond milk is now available almost everywhere. We buy the unsweetened one and add honey or etc. This milk lasts a very long time compared to cows milk possibly because of this. If we all ate almonds from babies, just maybe there would not be cancer attacking us. We ate very few almonds growing up. Boron (a trace mineral) rids the body of radiation. (Swanson Vitamins) We also feed it to our pets. May we ALL survive Roman year 2014 is our sincere prayer! Blessings All!


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    • weeman

      Fight the power, take the lead from Public Enemy and Spike Lee, we have the power, we just have to have solidarity, altogether as a collective, I don't see any other way.
      We the people will be heard and not put in a herd and put to the slaughter.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Yes ten years after TMI melted I was DX'd with MS. Of course I can't prove it was caused by TMI but I could it evacuate and was outside the entire weekend and no one in my family has this disease thus I blame TMI fallout as it is prevalent in Chernobyl. Never believe government when they claim doses are safe or below levels that could harm humans. A lesson learned the hard away.


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    • sunpower

      Arnie is right. In California, five to ten times background in beach sand, not due to native minerals. The ocean is slightly above background and depositing radiation onto the beach.

      http://rense.com/general96/radiationoncabch.html


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    • Angelina J. Rosamond

      my buddy's step-sister makes $78 hourly on the computer. She has been unemployed for five months but last month her pay was $20258 just working on the computer for a few hours. check this… http://www.TEc80.Com


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  • Ontological Ontological

    43 cpm on a dosimeter can actually mean 1200 beta aprox. Food that raises the dosimeter to over 24 cpm dose is 700 beta cpm aprox. Green vegies are 600+ beta cpm. White sweet taters were getting locally 24 before cleaning 19 after. Still not so healthy levels.
    Remember to tell people it is not just the radiation out here that is an issue, it is the toxic element source of the radiation, combined with scintillation radiation also that is the problem. Carrying the constant dose source around with you becomes a major issue soon. Tell them all the lies about low dose is based on single exposure "flash bulb" physics, and have been carefully presented to fool us into thinking it is ok to be constantly exposed to both radiation, and its toxic source.
    If your car windows are etched, or the paint job is being erased, Cesium hydroxide is the worst corrosive of all. IBM used it to etch silicone wafers for first layer exposure back before the E Beam machines of today. The brain lobe hardening, heart attack and cancer rate at the plant was bad at the time. THis stuff falls in the rain now.
    3 years of horrible rainout numbers on most everyone's garden, has sent soil contamination for Cesium 137 up to 4% on west coast in some places perhaps more. The veggies grown in this soil will be ok to eat at the new levels, but would have to be placed in a lead box and buried by some old Becquerel level standards!


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    • Can you translate CPM readings in food into a rough Bq/kg?


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      • skizexq skizexq

        Can someone tell me how the NETC website [ http://www.netc.com/ ] readings of various radiation monitoring sites around the US are well into the 300+ range but do not have RAD 4 or 5 alerts while some lower thn 300 do?


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        • skizexq skizexq

          like Spokane at the moment:
          512
          Station ID 5:912 Spokane, WA, US
          CPM: current 512 Low 278 High 688
          Average 382, Deviation 82.2
          (CPM of Gamma in energy range 600-800keV)

          yet is only a rad 3 alert…
          higher than Memphis, TN at 376 (Rad 4)
          ?


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        • NoNukes NoNukes

          Skizexq, Netc issues alerts when there are increases from the average of each machine. So if a machine had a higher starting point, it won't have an alert as quickly as one with a lower average.

          "Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center – Netc.com is an Early Warning Radiation System that takes data from private and EPA networks and creates a NORM background radiation level for each 3000+ stations everyday. When the current radiation level increases over the background radiation level, a RADCON condition is set. The higher radiation level above the NORM background radiation the higher RADCON is set. This way we inform the public that there is an increase in radiation at the station. It is up to the public to take this information and try to find out where the radiation is coming from and what precautions they feel are needed. Read the Netc.com Forum or go to Health Effects links for some ideas on how to be prepared."

          https://www.netc.com/


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        • 4gonner

          The Radcon ratings show movement upwards not static ratings from normal to harmful. Here in Fresno the other week it was 992 which I believe is the highest reading anywhere so far. average in Fresno was 377 but they took the station off line a few days ago. Likewise Bakersfield was typically 50% higher than Fresno, that site when off-line around September. There is good news, check out Hiroko Furo, Ph.D. article on alkaline diet and how many Hiroshima victims survived because of it.


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      • Ontological Ontological

        Bq/kg is the total number of scintillation irradiative count/disintegrations per minute of the entire kilo of material, or liter of liquid. That number become its designated level of discharge. A dose using a personal dosimeter one can convert this amount from said source into counts per minute beta. Ex: a reading of 43 is accurate when calibrated to Am 141 which on a tube or pancake, that is alpha shielded will be 1200 total disintegration cpm Beta aprox. Conversion from there is a simple comparison of total cpm to pico Sieverts dose from a conversion chart.
        ~> http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/southrad/conversion.html


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    • artika rama

      Dr Goodheart ,, are you doing this deliberately :)
      I mean wow,,, this dr Kemm guy is the best fukushima joke ever,, lol ,,
      thanks for sharing anyway ,, :)


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    • domjox domjox

      if it looks like a dick, and quacks like a dick, is it a dick?


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      thanks Goodheart for drawing out attention to the Kelvin Kemm blog. Didn't get a chance until now to read through it. We must make a point of sending him to Japan, to sample the sushi. As it is now, he's comfortably nestled in South Africa, spreading the 'love' of nuclear power. To know the character of this man and his judgement to the long-term repercussions of Fukushima, one need only look at his professional associations. If there ever was a painted whore…

      Background bio from his blog: "Dr Kelvin Kemm is the CEO of Nuclear Africa, a nuclear project management company based in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of CFACT. Dr. Kemm received the prestigious Lifetime Achievers Award of the National Science and Technology Forum of South Africa."


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        He should be arrested and jailed…no bail!


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          @obewanspeaks: disagree. As much as I detest his kind and what he's selling, he should be free to express himself without fear of retribution. History will determine the truth of the matter; not the history that is made by those who interpret reality for the people, rather the type of history that engulfs the weeded-lies with unforgiving flame. Believe me, he'll come to know what he's done as he exits the oncology ward, in blinding tears. The justice that promises to descend on such loathsome soul, will be far more terrifying than any darkened cell…


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    • Socrates

      The Real News carries an interview from Joseph Mangano. That is one of the videos pisted on Before it is News.

      I supported this study, I have corresponded with Joseph Mangano for two years.

      Thyroid cancers in children and pre-cancerous cystsvin children. Soon every child in Fukushima will have precancerous cysts.

      Should we be concerned about fish? In the end, levels of Cs 137 will reach above-ground testing levels. JFK SAID IT, AND NOW SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ARE SAYING THIS.

      The radiation does get diluted but is still poses health risk on West Coast. Reactors are still spewing radiation. Furthercstudies will prove that any statement on health is PREMATURE.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      This is only the tip of the iceberg, as the ones who had enough thyroid protection prior to the release of Radiation Contamination via diet, had this Internal Radiation Contamination consumed blow right by the thyroid, only to invade other parts of the body where it will eventually settle in another part of the body, only to emerge as other cancers/diseases much later down the line.. :(

      These poor kids and people.. :( So very sad!

      Gee, can we build more of these Nuclear Cancer/Disease Rattle Traps around the world?


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    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      This is anecdotal. A friend of mine works in a doctor's office w/all female staff members. Every one of them has a diagnosed thyroid issue except for my friend that suspects she has imbalances too and is in the process of looking into it. We're about 300 miles from the east coast but often in the Canadian border line of fall out from the Jet Stream.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        So sorry and it took me a pretty long time to figure out the roll of the Jet Stream and all this cancer via Nuclear Technology.

        I had to compile many reports and place them in some logical reasoning/order to figure it all out and most of info is out there in bits and pieces, and it's not readily available in lump data points/mining.

        Curtains are/were up across the board in order to hide the overview cancer patterns… :(


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Dr G, this man is trying to sell a nuke plant to Africa!


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Based on plutonium releases alone, cancer deaths could be in the millions.


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    as of this post's timestamp, just wanted to compliment all of you on the excellent commentary and contributions…


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  • Sparky Sparky

    @Enenewsers. [cross-posted] The Webcam Forum has been having some functional access problems. Until fixed, please view/post Webcam comments to the temporary alternative forum, “What to do about Japan burning nuclear waste” (“JPBurning”) located here on Enenews, (see lower right webpage). The Enenews Administrator has been notified of the problem, which we hope will be fixed soon.

    Suggested Method: In a separate browser, open one or more links from the (formerly operational) Webcam links below. Then open and log-in to Enenews as usual but post on this "JP Burning" forum. Start your post with "@WebCam", then add your message as usual. This will alert others that the content is Webcam-related.

    Here are the cam links:
    Direct Link to Tepco Webcam: http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asx
    Watch the JNN/TBS feed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/tbsnewsi/featured
    Alternative Direct Link: http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:52045.asx

    Also, please be aware that there are two back-up Webcam Forums established by Enewsers Nuckelchen and Vicky13 in case the Enenews Webcam forum(s) or Enenews goes dark. Both are off of the Enenews website/forums, both require registration. Please scroll through the JPBurning posts for additional information regarding these OPTIONAL, back-up forums.


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  • JP JP

    To those wondering about the radiation readings on netc:

    I have been following the rad numbers on the http://www.netc.com site for a long time. There has been a gradual rise in the averages all over the US and the numbers continue to move higher. As a result of course the averages also increase and what was once elevated is now considered normal background.

    Here's an example at Fukushima. Even though its showing 142000 CPM it is considered Radcon 1 Normal.

    142000
    Station ID 6:1181341550 Fukushima Dai-ichi, Fukushima, JP
    nSv/h: current 142000 Low 138000 High 154000
    Average 146886, Deviation 2914.2


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  • Get out of the North!
    Yes the fallout will cover the entire earth, but you should try to live where the fallout will be last to fall.
    MOVE out now. I moved to Chile. I have a detector and the readings here in Chile are much lower than the north. The west coast of the US is a danger zone NOW!
    Move south!
    http://www.restartchile.com/


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  • Socrates

    Readings are climbing in California on the beaches, if the measurements on the Inspector is correct. Fukushima run-off? Vegetation and animal life bioacumulates.

    This is three years later.

    Bioaccumulation will progress toward the Sierra Nevada then down the American River.


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    • Inspector

      Hi. Without being able to identify the specific isotopes, elevated geiger counter readings mean absolutely nothing. So far, there is zero hard evidence that the US is continuosly being drenched with high levels of Fukushima radiation. Again, blindly waving a geiger counter proves nothing other than it's probably natural radon washout. Try not to worry so much. You'll make yourself sick from the stress. Get out and enjoy life a bit.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Crap.. thats not good! :(


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  • name999 name999

    Hey there Inspector, don't know where you live but here in the Pacific NW it is obvious that the environment is changing. Ignoring this will not make it go away. You may be genuinely trying to be helpful with you comment "get out and enjoy life a bit" but that advisement is condescending. That view give the message that if you are aware or worried about this unfolding worldwide disaster it is knowing it that hurts rather than the effects it has on us.

    There are times when our stress about a problem, real or imagined, can make us sick. This is not one of those times. Ignoring and avoiding this situation only contributes to the harm it does.

    Beyond that, finding some rest and getting a break is important. But this holiday celebration has shown me that as nice and sweet it is to eat, drink and be merry…sadly…can't get away from this. It is in what we drink and eat. This is for real.


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