ABC News: Gov’t, scientists ‘baffled’ over white spots on cows around Fukushima plant — Farmer: No one knows what they are, I think it’s from radiation; “Our town’s contaminated like Chernobyl… We were just thrown away like trash” — Officials order the animals to be slaughtered (VIDEOS)

Published: January 5th, 2014 at 12:13 pm ET
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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Jan. 4, 2014 (Emphasis Added):

Mark Willacy, ABC News (Australia) correspondent: He calls himself […] the leader of the Fukushima nuclear resistance movement […]

Masami Yoshizawa, ‘Ranch of Hope’ 14 km from Fukushima Daiichi: I won’t obey what the government says, because we were betrayed. Our community was destroyed by the nuclear disaster. […]

Willacy: A radiation decontamination team arrives […] Yoshizawa has defied a government order to slaughter his cows.

Yoshizawa: Instead of being slaughtered, these cattle should be used to study the long-term effects of radiation. Killing them is destroying evidence. […]

Willacy: Scientists have descended on his property, saying it is important his herd is studied. […] Some of Yoshizawa’s cattle have developed white spots. The ministry of agriculture has begun an investigation, but so far everyone is baffled.

Yoshizawa: “I showed these spots to many vets who came to my farm. But none of them knows what they are. I think it’s the result of radiation.” […]

Watch the broadcast here

Masami Yoshizawa in Tokyo last May, published Dec. 26, 2013 (at 5:30 in): Our town is over. The end. It is like Chernobyl. […] Our town has been contaminated like Chernobyl. […] Our lives are totally destroyed. How depressed we are! So sad and empty. […]  We were just thrown away like the trash. […] With all the rest of my life, I would like to fight against TEPCO and the government.

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95 comments to ABC News: Gov’t, scientists ‘baffled’ over white spots on cows around Fukushima plant — Farmer: No one knows what they are, I think it’s from radiation; “Our town’s contaminated like Chernobyl… We were just thrown away like trash” — Officials order the animals to be slaughtered (VIDEOS)

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Just eat around the white spots on your steak.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    What? ..that's offal..you know we save it for the help.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The government has again raised the allowable limit of hand-wringing

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I just can't stop eating radioactive fungus either…shit is now everywhere!

  • pkjn

    130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia
    January 05, 2014 Russia Today

    More than 130 used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia last year as consumer watchdog agency remains concerned about the contaminated water leaks at Japan’s Fukushima plant.
    Strict control of all cargo, arriving from Japan, will continue in 2014 as well.
    “In 2013, Russia has banned 165 batches of contaminated goods from entering the country. There were mainly used cars – 132, and spare parts for vehicles – 33,” the statement said.

    Leakage of radiation-contaminated water has been the major threat to population and environment of Japan and neighboring states from the very beginning of the crisis at the Fukushima plant, situated just 250 kilometers from Tokyo.
    However, Tokyo Electric did NOT acknowledge that contaminated water was escaping from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, and that it was unable to stop the leaks, until July 2013.

    http://rt.com/news/japan-russia-fukushima-cars-201/

  • Ontological Ontological

    Gave red meat up a long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Nasty spin on these poor animals. Putting them out of their misery is the only option. Ms. Clinton should have a heaping helping of this other white spotted meat. How much of this stuff wound up on the market? Maybe they will use them to find a cheap method to put Humans out of their misery too.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      So did I no meat or fish but veggies don't get an out of isotope card either but I'm still happy not consuming meat products. I read by 2050 everyone will be vegetarian if our planet is still functioning. Time will tell

      • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

        Except for those leafy greens that accumulate radionuclides. Oh, and few 'fruiting' parts (ie nuts, oranges, etc. – the seed bearing part that grows after a blossom is fertilized) , either, for the same reason.

        Doesn't leave much except maybe greenhouse grown. And vat grown algae and yeast, maybe, like in the old science fiction stories…

        • Ontological Ontological

          Know just the vat of slimy algae food your referring too, love sci fi, write it even. Rads on the greens on leeks are interesting some are longer lived but for the first few days they drop. The I131 halves, and that that point they drop from 28 dosimeter reading to 24, after full "cleaning" (they fracked our 20k foot deep Mt Charleston aquifer, so the hydrogen sulfide is a bit nasty), we get readings of 19 usually.
          We want to move. Been here in the same nice little cozy home for 14 years. Moved from the east coast to get away from living down wind of Rumford Maine, and its toxic wasteland of paper mills.(all the way into Vermont, I must add.) Chile's high desert is looking great. But upside down in our mortgage by no choice of our own. Were stuck! This is pre planned event of government harassment IMO. Looks like the people born in the 50s that know things from before 1980 are on the extermination list.

          • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

            I'd say the government is more of a pawn in that harassment. The mid-range working class (ie lives off wages and salaries) started acquiring wealth after WWII, storing it everything from the homes they owned to the private pension funds they would pull from when they retired. Around ten or so years ago the capital class (lives off investing) took notice of this. Problem was, that wealth was distributed, a small amount to each individual. Deregulation / non-enforcement of the financial markets coupled with the raiding of private pensions neatly solved the problem. Wealth is now once again concentrated almost the same way it was in the Robber-Baron era.

        • TylerDerdon

          Crash2Parties, you bring up a good point. Now what was that term I was looking for?… oh yeah,"supply and demand." I bet little companies like Monsanto would love to dominate this sector. "Come and get your genetically altered, rad-free food here." Makes you think.

  • Go Flying

    Scientists 'Baffled' as in 'we can't think of an alternative believeable reason for the white spots yet'

  • If Carrington Events weren't enough, think about what would happen if an Asteroid exploded in air, or hit the earth.
    Any one of the numerous grid destroying events would cause hundreds of nuke plants to melt down. I think we need about 15 total meltdowns to completely wipe out human life, and most other life too.

    In 2013 a planet killing Asteroid made a pass and the Egg Heads didn't even notice until a month later "hey what is that planet killing rock which is flying away from us now?" Jeez, we deserve better.

    I made cool spreadsheet that turns Asteroid Diameter into equivalent atomic bombs going off. The one that missed us in 2013 would have been 4440 Atomic bombs. What would that do towards having 440 nuclear power plants melting down. If the asteroid wasn't an ELE the nuke plants would sure finish the job.

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  • AllenH AllenH

    Its seems as though scientific research is bordering on English language research. Maybe they just took the wrong Majors. But still insisted on working as scientists.

  • Cisco Cisco

    WHITE SPOTS? No story yet, come back to us when you starting finding 'em with 2 heads.

  • zogerke zogerke

    icky pics here, but radiation induced dermatitis well known
    http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/radiation-dermatitis.html

  • pure water

    I have seen skin discoloration on the spot where radiation therapy was applied for skin cancer. First the former skin turned into a crust and the new one is white.

  • mairs mairs

    Maybe the radiation is killing the melanocytes, the pigment producing cells in hair follicles. It is the failure of melanocyte stem cells to maintain the production of pigment that causes hair to grey or turn white. I would guess that the location of the spots were where possibly hot particles have fallen on the cows. They then irradiate the surrounding tissue and kill the melanocyte stem cells. The cows are outside and aren't washed down, so the particles stay in those particular places.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Like the effect if hot particles on the skin?

    • Socrates

      Chris Busby produced a video saying that melanoma might be caused that way. The incidence of melanoma.drastically increased after 1957 and it often attacks skin not exposed to UV… others chain vaccines early on had cancer – producing calls.

  • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

    "Officials order the animals to be slaughtered " That's one way to destroy the evidence. All of this makes no sense. Why not pay these people off early in the game, so there's nobody and nothing that can be used against you. Living and growing in these areas are going to eventually show signs, then what do you do? Greed encased in stupidity I guess.

  • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

    On the sidebar where this story is sources from:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-05/mother-and-daughter-ate-fish-before-bali-death/5185384

    Bali deaths: Qld mother Noelene Bischoff and daughter Yvana ate fish before deaths, family says

    Ms Bischoff's brother-in-law Kevin Bowe says a report from the Department of Foreign Affairs suggests the pair died from eating fish.

    "On the news this morning they said something different, but we've been told it is fish they've eaten," he said.

    "We are sticking to that at the moment, that was the report from DFAT."

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      Anyone know what kind of fish? Surely they wouldn't have served something potentially dangerous.

      • mairs mairs

        According to the news report the hospital thinks it may be some sort of allergic reaction to something. The family is allowing autopsies, and the doctors also have the medications the mother had brought with them. The restaurant says that no other patrons became ill that night, or at least they weren't informed of anyone getting ill, and other people ate fish that night. This is according to the Australian news report.

  • Dvgk

    Perplexed, befuddled and bewildered……sounds like the same old song

  • Cisco Cisco

    Top of the fold, searching Google News for "Fukushima"

    "Fukushima Meltdowns: Global Denial at Work"…1 hour ago

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Fukushima-Meltdowns-Globa-by-William-Boardman-Accident_Chernobyl_Chernobyl_Denial-140104-187.html

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      Ya know, there's a fundamental logic to be used in all of this. If governments spend their time/resources etc. on covering up (secrecy laws, raising safety limits astronomically, doubling-down, forcing through legislation, breaking their own laws, rules, policies and procedures, etc) rather than getting answers to the people, THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG. The article asks a fundamental question: Doesn't anyone tell the truth about Fukushima No. 1?? Answer: no. But the truth is everywhere. The sign of prey is the tracks they leave. The REAL story here is now what happened or what ever happens. It's what happens AFTERWARDS. Who's the real enemy here? Radiation?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    GLOBAL AND INCREASING . . .

    Nuclear radiation is spreading around the globe from Fukushima Daiichi.

  • Paulie777

    Radiation and living things don't mix and this will come back to bite us at some point, but its going to be so slow its unnoticeable to the grindings of society. Humans are never in synch with events that unfold at this slow of pace. It truly is the frog in the cold to warm to hot to boiling water. We are screwed, but at a pace much slower than you commenters purport. Is the Pacific dying? Yes, but the dead animals at the bottom of the ocean are of one species that happens in cycles that has happened before and will happen again. The article was truly misconstrued on this site. Salmon have turned yellow before, and starfish have wasted away before. The sky is not falling-yet. Thousands of innocent people including young children died because of the radiation from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, and many more will die because of Fukushima all over the world this time and yes, when the barrels of nuclear material start popping as they are now west of San Francisco it will just get worse. I follow the radiation network.com and all is well here on the west coast right now.

    • artika rama

      paulie777 well said .
      ",,,,but its going to be so slow its unnoticeable to the grindings of society,,," thats exactly how they get away with it .

      • HanfordOnHeart HanfordOnHeart

        The time factor was what struck me when I followed Zogerke's link above to info about radiation induced dermatitis. The page stated that "Onset of chronic radiation dermatitis may occur from 15 days to 10 years or more after the beginning of radiation therapy."

        10 years?? I doubt many people would link skin problems to radiation they'd been exposed to a decade earlier.

    • Uh, 500 CPM on the beach?

      Kind of risky to play with the tipping point of life in the Pacific, you don't really know where that point is.

      But the massive preponderance of evidence is pretty convincing.

      We don't need the sky is falling people, BUT we do need an international assault on Fukushima coriums. Spend $10T if need be. But i think $150B properly managed would easily get it done.

      You know, the amount of QE in 45 days……

  • charlie3

    If this is too difficult for them, perhaps these "scientists" should work as crossing guards or street sweepers instead.

  • Paulie777

    But that will change-eventually. There will be a time when cancers of all sorts plague all living things. That time is not now but will come to pass. Nothing will ever be done because humans don't work in that extended time frame. Humans work in the immediate and you commenters show that clearly. But when the radiation goes up to the dangerous levels all over the globe then is the time to worry. In fact, radiation probably won't have its allotted time to do its damage as other disasters await us in the immediate. radiation will just be the icing on the cake when the time comes. I and you will be long gone when that happens and others will have to suffer.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Actually, everything is happening very quickly and radiation levels are already very high across the world, and nothing is being done because radiation destroys the cognitive part of the brain and those in power are already totally corrupted and less than human.

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      "But when the radiation goes up to the dangerous levels…" I'd like to add that depending on your immune system and your DNA repairability all radiation is "dangerous". Beyond "normal" background, where X number of people's ability to repair the damage caused is greater than those that can't, this is considered safe. So it comes down to numbers. When the number of people who's ability to repair genetic damage decreases to a point, due to increases of radiation exposure, ingestion and inhalation, it will be called unsafe. Who gets to determine this? The EPA? And when they raise the safety limits up, does this mean our abilities to repair genetic damage has also gone up? Where's the studies supporting this?

  • weeman

    The scientist are baffled, in other words don't know, I ask all the professional scientist and other professionally trained individuals that contribute to this site, what would your next action be? He asks knowely.

    Baffled that is no excuse, get your arse in gear and tell the true magnitude?
    I surmise that the cows or the majority were at this location from the beginning and must have been exposed to initial plumb, no, they should be the most studied animals in Japan, excluding humans and since they are mammals alot can be obtained, yes, no.

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    This is old news to most of us that have been reading ENENEWS and watching the reports since at least the late summer of 2012…. I guess it's only 'news' now to ABC. (sad comment on our so-called media).

  • Shark attacks in Hawaii going fully parabolic.

    The radiation impact on the food chain is a big contributor, the other is that Maui is "shitted out" on the west side, meaning cesspools, injection wells in Kihei, and boats dumping raw waste off Makena/Molokini. All that poop creates ciguatera which is a disease that makes critters go crazy and also die.

    So the sharks are hungry, and crazy, and humans are no longer considered "bad meat".

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/12/apex-predators-in-hawaii-are-out-of.html

  • RAY-D-8-TED-DREAMS

    Frankly, those spots look exactly like skin cancer which probably is why the government scientists can't identify it. Because they are not allowed to say.

  • tsfw tsfw

    Be a good docu title for the future " Baffled in Fukushima "

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    The lesson here is if you find something wrong in Japan, DON'T GO TELL THE GVMT!

    Video it…give a fake name and put it up on YouTube.

    The strange things in plants and animals have only started to show up.

    Anyone else in Oregon noticed the lichen and moss (including spanish moss) that has decided to start growing super fast on all sorts of wood?

    Of course you have noticed the number of leafy trees that had turned brown last year, but the leaves never fell off.

  • babbo dorian babbo dorian

    Sorry for them, sorry for us,.. it,s a matter of time……
    And increasing the speed, the events will happen more often and bigger….
    This year is the year…..

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    If all is well world governments would not let corporations tell them what do to & when. If all wass well the EPA would not have raised the legal limits on radiation in food & water, comparing back ground radiation to bananna to man made radiation is 100 trillions times worse, you can eat banannas all your life & not get cancer from them, but inhale a buckyball & you will get sick for damn sure! If all was well no such insane laws would be passed like NDAA or building a army of IRS agenets, TSA, NSA & turning cops into paramilitary, nor would the DOD & DOE allow ammo to be made of Spent Uranium to be used & left all over a nation killing long after the ammo was used & the war is over. You should view the pics of deform babies & aminals from Iraq, it did not take no 29 years for the radiation to damage the DNA over there & it will not take as long as the nuke bomb testing either because of the Hot Particules are non stop flowing into all things & no slow down in sight.

    On a side note, if you plan visit & stay at MT Rushmoore, take your own water & were a mask, open pit uranium mines are every where & show as hot as 60 miles from Fukushima, via A Greeroad report, just a heads up. All open pit unranium mines are a deadly, dust & rain off has been killing all who live close & down wind.

    They may say they don't know, hell we do!

  • Everytime "they" find absolute proof of radiation contamination, these over-paid lab coat slugs always have the same response.

    Baffled
    Befuddled
    Confused
    et al

    Fukushima Research blog on articles and videos since 3-11-11
    http://dailymessenger.blogspot.com/

  • tsfw tsfw

    Today someone told me that radiation was good for the ocean as it lowers levels of mercury. You'd think comments like this would cease to surprise me but …

  • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

    Having recently read the book, 'Fallout : an American nuclear tragedy' by Philip L. Fradkin, I have to call, 'BS' to the claim that they are baffled by the white spots on cattle. At least as far back as the 1970's when the survivors of a few Nevada towns downwind of the most famous test sites took the government to court (and likely a decade or two before that, wiki indicates results were published in at least 1968, long after the incidents), this was recorded as a consequence of atomic testing in Nevada. Doesn't take much to find the information, either.

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_burn
    "After the Trinity test, the fallout caused localized burns on the backs of cattle in the area downwind.[39] The fallout had the appearance of small flaky dust particles. The cattle showed temporary burns, bleeding, and loss of hair. Dogs were also affected; in addition to localized burns on their backs, they also had burned paws, likely from the particles lodged between their toes as hoofed animals did not show problems with feet. About 350–600 cattle were affected by superficial burns and localized temporary loss of dorsal hair; the army later bought 75 most affected cows as the discolored regrown hair lowered their market value.[40] The cows were shipped to Los Alamos and Oak Ridge, where they were observed. They healed, now sporting large patches of white fur; some looked like being scalded.[41]"

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  • pkjn

    Fukushima cowboy fights Japanese Government orders to kill contaminated cattle
    4 Jan 2014 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    The Fukushima cowboy's property is just 14 kilometres from the shattered reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant and his cattle have already been found to be contaminated with elevated levels of radioactive caesium.
    Some of his cattle have even developed white spots.

    The Fukushima cowboy is resisting Japanese Government attempts to have his herd slaughtered, saying the beasts should be studied to better understand the health effects of long-term radiation exposure.
    Instead of slaughtering his cattle, his cattle should be used to study the long-term effects of radiation. Killing his cattle is destroying evidence.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/fukushima-cowboy-wont-slaughter-cattle-despite-white-spots/5184684

  • Fukushima Radiation Linked To Hairless Seals, Mass Animal Die Offs, White Spots, Lesions, Seizures
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