Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?” (VIDEOS)

Published: May 31st, 2017 at 11:44 am ET


CBS L.A., May 29, 2017 (emphasis added): Hundreds Of Sick, Dying Seabirds, Seals Found On Shores Of Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties… Elaine Ibarra, who works with the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, estimated hundreds of pelicans and loons have died… she has never seen so many. “They’re very stressed out, and it is really hard to see something have a seizure and know there’s very little that you can do to help,” the animal care coordinator explained… Kyle Cory often walks on Silver Strand beach and sees the ill sea birds all the time. “I can see anywhere between 6 and 12 every walk. So there’s something going on,” he said. “It’s affected me in a bad way because it’s just not good to see on the beach.” He said he will keep documenting the dead wildlife he sees, hoping it’ll somehow help. “How many have to die before somebody cares?” he asked.

CBS L.A. transcript, May 29, 2017: “A disturbing trend off our Southern California shores… Hundreds of dead pelicans and other sea birds are washing up on local beaches.”

Huffington Post, May 31, 2017: Since at least April, dying marine animals and birds have been washing up en masse on the shores of Southern California’s beaches… sick or dead sea lions… loons, pelicans and even dolphins had also been found.

CBS 8, May 30, 2017: It’s become an alarming sight along the Southern California coastline. Wildlife experts report that it’s normal to see some dead wildlife this time of year, but they’ve never seen this many sick birds… The dead pelicans and loons can be seen up and down the coast… “That could be from temperature, runoff, we’ve had a lot of rain this year, so some people are speculating that it might have to do with the runoff into the water,” said Ibarra…

CBS 8 transcript, May 30, 2017: “Something in the water is causing a massive die-off along Southern California beaches. Dead and sick seabirds and seals are washing up from San Diego to Santa Barbara… It’s definitely an alarming sight to see… [Wildlife experts] haven’t seen quite so many sick birds before… The number of sick birds out there is extremely high… Experts are not sure of the exact cause of death.”

Watch broadcasts: CBS 8 | CBS L.A.

Published: May 31st, 2017 at 11:44 am ET


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634 comments to Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?” (VIDEOS)

  • stock here, draft post. In future I would like to do a due diligence on whether Iodine 129, with a 15.7 million year half life, is it a threat, now?

    anyone got thoughts, stats on that?

    In the 1990s, many studies reported an increase in thyroid cancer in children due to the release of Iodine-131 during the Chernobyl accident in 1986 (Prisyazhniuk et al., 1991; Kazakov et al., 1992). While a vast array of radioactive isotopes were released into the environment during the Fukushima meltdown, Iodine-129 is a particularly concerning material, due to its incredibly long half-life.

    We have all been led to believe that radioactive iodine is no longer a threat from Fukushima because it has such a short half-life. However just another proof of a vast cover-up and diminishing of concern over the threat from Fukushima comes from I-129, which has a long half-life of ~15.7 million years.

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    • "thyroid cancer in children due to the release of Iodine-131"

      Well I think saying it's 131 is a logical distraction as it's completely gone in a month or 2…

      Whereas radioactive iodine is radioactive iodine no mater what form it comes in…

      129 hangs around forever, takes longer to kill you? Nope, just easier to say the threat has passed with something that goes away quickly. So let's consentrate on 131 huh… Huh?

      Oh yea and it just disappears? Really? 131 is no longer a poison after you can't detect it anymore?? Now it's gone? It didn't just break down into another poision? Really??

      Disappears like pooaway???

      Breakfast cereal style distraction for dummies….

  • hmmmm, peer reviewed, can you spot the gross error

    Radiation can cause cancer of the thyroid, and the thyroid is one of the most radiosensitive tissues. Children are much more sensitive to thyroid irradiation than are adults. The effectiveness of thyroid iodination from radioisotopes of iodine is largely a function of the half-life of the isotope. Short-lived isotopes (132I), which give a high dose rate, are essentially equivalent, rad for rad, to x-irradiation. Long-lived isotopes (131I) are one-fifth or less as effective as x-ray. Stimulation of the thyroid by TSH markedly increases the carcinogenic potential of thyroid irradiation, and inhibition of TSH stimulation probably decreases the carcinogenic effects of radiation.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It makes national news, to say they doubt it is radiation ..yet it makes the news.
    Deeply dysfunctional…

    Seven more Fukushima residents diagnosed with thyroid cancer
    June 6 2017

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's very sick.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      the magic of melanin. It has some kind of electromagnetic transforming character to it. Domoic acid might also. I brought this up a couple years ago but the locals fought me

      "Radioresistance of some fungal species has been linked to the presence of melanin, which has been shown to have emerging properties of acting as an energy transporter for metabolism and has been implicated in enhancing hyphal growth and directed growth of sensitized hyphae towards sources of radiation"

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Maybe melaniin can be used to protect astronauts attempting to get to the moon FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    oil spill last year Ventura County. Internet search shows oil clumps, blobs about this time of year are common. One article I can not read says oil clumps and disc shaped blobs on beach last year. NBC local article. My browser freezes up clicking on it. search "clumps of oil ventura coast"
    Firefox doesn't support my Mac OSX version any more. If I upgrade my OS, I lose compatability with my Creative Suite 2.0 life's a bitch.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I paid $600 bucks for cs2. I paid for college courses for windows XP, now unsupported. It's just money. I know we don't have free education in the USA, but I think the USA should subsidize the people paying for soon to be obsolete computer programs in school. They subsidize nuclear obsolescence.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I'm just thinking about the tritium from Fukushima. When that tritium water mixes in the ocean. later, through evaporation, the oxygen the oxygen separated from the hydrogen, and we breath it, or the fish breath it, is it any different than regular oxygen? Maybe at the quantum level it has "quantum noise" (made that up) that confuses biological life?

    At CERN they are trying to see all that unknown stuff, looking for "god particles" and such. So how can they say that dilution is the solution? Maybe dilution is the problem

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Five workers exposed to radioactive material at Japan nuclear research facility

    A bag of plutonium broke open.
    Gee– a chance for accidental hormesis.

    Oarai, Ibaraki name sounds familiar.

  • Whataboutme Whataboutme

    I work night security for a large campus here in SW FL, where did all the Bugs, go? Use to be there were hundreds buzzing around the security lights, now I see hardly any bugs at all anymore.

    Any thoughts/comments/situations.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Possible connection – " a scientific illustrator from Zurich, Switzerland, has collected more than 16,000 insect specimens 'throughout Europe and from every continent except Australia, visiting fields and forests, homes and gardens near working nuclear plants and waste sites.' Her conclusions are clear: 'more than 30 percent of the bugs collected and examined exhibited physical damage.' "
      And then there's GMO bugs…

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        30% of bugs deformed. Big story, thanks Plowboy. Makes you wonder where the science world is at. Fewer bugs and more deformities here in the desert too. I guess you have to be a layman to see it. Spiders with four legs, thats a sad and hideous thing…

        a good reminder of high 'specific activity' radionuclides in fallout; it only takes a becquerel or two to kill a small butterfly larvae, something they would get from 500,000 atoms of c137 in an hour. Consider there are
        4,500,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in a gram..

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Puntung had undergone an operation to treat a life-threatening abscess in her upper jaw earlier this year and was responding well to post-operative care.
      It was later found she had contracted skin cancer, which spread rapidly in the past two months.

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      • DUDe DUDe

        We here know to add 70 years of exponential manmade nuclear isotopes pollution to those articles..


        Alarming rates of cancer in pets and wildlife offer clues to human cancers : Studies show chemical contaminants may disrupt thyroid function, cause breast cancers and taint placental blood and fetal development

        In May 2007, the American Cancer Society’s Journal Cancer published a database identifying 216 chemicals that are known to cause breast cancer in animals. Many of the same chemicals are also present in consumer products, food contaminants, air pollutants and in our places of work.

        Until recently it was widely believed that cancer was caused mostly by our lifestyle and dietary choices, with a little bit of hereditary bad luck thrown in. It is not only humans who are getting cancer, however. The evidence of cancer in the animal realm is one of many factors fuelling a sea-change in public thinking about the causes of cancer.

        Beluga whales have lived in the world’s northern waters for millions of years, eating octopus, crabs and fish. In the Saint Lawrence estuary, however, the belugas have also been getting cancer, and yet they don’t drink, smoke, eat junk food or lie in the midday sun. Until recently, when the water pollution that was causing their cancers was cleaned up a bit, their death rate from cancer (one in four) was the same as it is among Canada’s humans. They are also having trouble reproducing – as many humans are.


  • Sol Man


    gov, msm. reg. agencies

  • SadieDog

    "Five workers at a nuclear research facility in east Japan were exposed to radioactive material on Tuesday after a bag that contained it burst, the plant's state-run operator said.
    The incident occurred during a routine inspection on radioactive storage inside a 'controlled' room at the Oarai Research & Development Center, with no radioactive material leaking outside, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said in a statement.
    The agency said its initial survey found contamination inside the nostrils of three of the five men – a sign they inhaled radioactive dust. 
    All five were also found to be contaminated on their limbs after removing protective gear and taking a shower, which would have washed off most contamination."

  • SadieDog

    Are all of you done now? For fucks sake…

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Hey, a guy I sort of know works for Samsung (they have pathetic safety standards), he got brain cancer from working there.

      Yeah, OT, but considering….

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Code, here's a couple more papers re: biological transmutation.
    Common theme appears to be microbes(gut bacteria?) & germinating seeds.
    A lot to chew on. Gonna give the Alchemy of Death a rest for a while…
    The more promising one is another PDF. Sigh.
    Biological Transmutation by Jean-Paul Biberion
    Current Science volume 108 Feb. 2015
    Shades of Health Physicist/Marine Biologist. Remember that poster? One of the ladies here was ready to marry him…

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Controversy
    Discovery of Chlorine-36 at

    “…DOE�s own scientists undermined these arguments, however, when they discovered chlorine-36 deep beneath Yucca Mountain. Chlorine-36 is a radioactive isotope introduced into the atmosphere by atomic bomb testing in the Pacific during the 1950s, and now distributed throughout the world. The scientists found this 50-year-old chlorine in a test tunnel they dug through the middle of the mountain�at the level where the waste would be stored. The only way the chlorine could have reached that depth is if rainwater carrying it had seeped through the mountain much faster than anticipated. The discovery seemed to strike a blow at the core of the argument for Yucca Mountain.16 The chlorine-36 also, by the government�s own rules, appeared to disqualify the site. The NWPA in 1982 mandated that the DOE develop a number of regulations�pertaining to climate, security, etc.�to ensure that the chosen site would truly isolate nuclear waste. The violation of any one of these rules would require the Secretary of Energy to disqualify the site immediately.4 The new discovery, however, violated one such rule, which stated that rainwater could not penetrate the site in less than 1,000 years.4 The state of Nevada, among many others, demanded that the Secretary of Energy disqualify Yucca Mountain on this basis.16

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      “Instead, the DOE changed the rules, so that Yucca Mountain was no longer in violation. The revisions related to the chlorine-36 issue began soon after the discovery4 and continued for several years8 as scientists discovered more damaging evidence. They made exceptions that accommodated the chlorine-36, and lessened the importance of geological considerations in siting requirements. Joan Claybrook, the president of the nonprofit Public Citizen, observed in 2001 that the revised regulations had led to an odd circumstance: �DOE�s repository design proposals rely more than 99% on engineered barriers for containment. The geology of Yucca Mountain contributes less than 1%.�8 The DOE, it seemed, had almost written Yucca Mountain itself out of the rules in its attempts to accommodate the chlorine-36 discovery….”.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      You are in violation of Copyright law, and the Terms of Use of this site.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Controversy

    Falsification of Quality-Assurance Data

    “An enterprise as politically fraught as Yucca Mountain demands rigorous science. To this end, the DOE maintained a quality-assurance (QA) program to ensure that scientists adhered to appropriate procedures. In 2005, DOE lawyers discovered that several scientists studying water infiltration had falsified QA data. The news set off a firestorm, as Nevadan politicians and citizens� groups attacked DOE over the allegations. The politics-over-science framework outlined above provided a template for the opposition�s response. Opponents among Nevada�s political establishment used the politics-over-science argument tactically, ensuring the scandal stayed in the news with attention-grabbing speeches and demands for investigations. Activists, on the other hand, used the framework in a different way, attacking the quality of the science at Yucca directly by noting exactly how politics had inserted itself into the scientific method. Their accusations to this effect undermined DOE�s credibility, and marked the beginning of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository�s final decline and eventual termination.


    “The falsification issue emerged from USGS water-infiltration research. The rate of water infiltration into Yucca Mountain was one of the key factors in the viability of Yucca Mountain as a repository site.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      A high rate of water infiltration would raise the possibility that radioactive material might be washed into nearby aquifers which supply drinking water for local residents.5 The DOE, therefore, maintained a rigorous quality-assurance (QA) program to insure that scientists doing research on water infiltration followed accurate and replicable procedures.

      “In 2005, DOE lawyers going over old emails between USGS scientists working on models of water infiltration discovered that several of the scientists had falsified QA data from 1998 to 2000.15 The scientists had evidently chafed under the strict record-keeping requirements of the QA program.13 The emails detailed the ways in which the researchers worked around the QA requirements: they �fixed� models after the fact to be in line with standards, made up dates, and doctored results.13 One scientist wrote, �In the end I keep track of 2 sets of files, the ones that will keep QA happy and the ones that were actually used.�3

      “Politics Trumps Science Once Again

      “Opponents used the scandal to argue that the federal government was once again sidestepping its own safety regulations to forge ahead with Yucca Mountain for political reasons. Both Nevadan politicians and environmental organizations took advantage of the affair to press this line of attack, although they did so in slightly different ways.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

        State officials and congressmen used their political leverage to demand investigations into the influence of politics on the scientific process and to trumpet the scandal before the media. Activists aimed more directly at the science itself, attacking the credibility of a politically tainted process, just as they had done when the chlorine-36 affair surfaced.

        “Nevadan politicians seized upon the allegations to garner publicity, demanding investigations into how politics had intruded upon science. Representative Jon Porter of Nevada, the chair of the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, hired a full-time investigator to look into the affair. He also convened a hearing of the subcommittee, at which he summoned a succession of Nevadans to testify about the falsified data.15 No less than the governor of Nevada, Kenny Guinn, flew out to Washington, where he testified that �the foot-dragging and game playing must stop, and a real, legitimate investigation must be initiated immediately.� �For too long in this project,� he said, �we have watched politics trump science over and over again.�11 Porter�s subcommittee also subpoenaed several of the researchers involved. He and others argued that the investigation had to uncover the extent of the falsification, because the stakes were too high at Yucca to settle for anything less than the strictest standards of scientific credibility.3

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

          Of course, all of this activity also ensured that the scandal remained in the news for as long as possible, while undermining the federal government�s credibility in the public eye.

          “Environmental organizations took a different tack, attacking the science behind Yucca directly by pointing out the ways in which the DOE had applied political pressure to researchers. In a petition to Congress, 23 organizations�among them Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Clean Water Action�wrote, �USGS scientists did not follow established procedures for verifying their work and were under tremendous pressure to get the �right� results quickly.�5 They continued,

          “DOE is currently conducting an internal review of the ramifications of the 1998-2000 emails on its license application, but it is clear that DOE decided on its conclusions well before beginning this review. In a DOE memo faxed on March 13�before the agency even announced the falsification to the public�DOE had already decided that �the information contained in the emails does not impact the site recommendation and we do not believe that the questionable data has any meaningful effect on the results supporting the site recommendation.�5

          “These attacks on the science behind Yucca Mountain, while perhaps less immediately attention-grabbing than demands for an investigation, ultimately proved much more damaging. In undermining the science, activists effectively discredited the entire enterpris

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

            entire enterprise.

            “The falsification scandal had a lasting effect on Yucca Mountain. Political attacks and demands for investigation kept Yucca Mountain in the public eye, a place its backers would rather it not be. The attacks on the science behind Yucca Mountain, meanwhile, proved to be something of a tipping point for the undertaking. The following year, the DOE awarded a contract to Oak Ridge Associated Universities to conduct expert reviews of the work at Yucca Mountain, an attempt to shore up the government�s flagging credibility.1 Over the next few years, the government engaged in a number of similar moves. All of them were acts of desperation, and none worked. The project, long in decline, died less than five years after the scandal broke. The opposition, working with the politics-over-science framework, had prevailed.

            [page 2]


            “How can policymakers avoid a repeat of the Yucca Mountain debacle? In this section, I argue that the opposition discussed above stems from Congress�s decision to ram Yucca Mountain through in the 1987 �Screw Nevada Bill.� I show that the 1987 bill tore apart the useful framework established by the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act and established in its place a process that was certain to provoke opposition. The 1987 bill, I argue, stripped away the scientific legitimacy of the project, forced the DOE to pursue Yucca Mountain regardless of its own misgivings, and made Nevadans feel disenfranchised.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

              “The 1982 NWPA, I believe, provided a deliberate and thorough framework for siting the federal nuclear waste repository, one that might have allowed the government to establish such a repository by this time. Under the NWPA, the DOE would evaluate several potential sites over the course of several years. The DOE would then submit a recommendation to the President, who would make a choice. The choice was subject to veto by the governor or state legislature of the relevant state, or even by a tribal council if the repository site was on Native American land. Finally, even after the President made a choice, the NWPA required the DOE to immediately stop site development and return to the site selection process if it ever discovered a �disqualifying factor� at the chosen site. Overall, the bill was a model of deliberate inquiry.

              “The 1987 �Screw Nevada Bill� overrode this process and set the stage for two decades of controversy. This legislation declared Yucca Mountain the only acceptable site for a nuclear repository, and ordered the DOE to immediately begin working on a repository there. This damaged the prospects for a nuclear repository in three ways:

              • “The bill stripped away the scientific legitimacy of the project in sidestepping the thorough process mandated by the NWPA. From the very start, Nevadans believed that politics played more of a role than science in the choice of Yucca Mountain, and this belief ultimately made them far more rigid in their opposition.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                • “The bill took away the DOE�s flexibility. The original NWPA implicitly gave the DOE the option of backing up and choosing another site if something turned out awry with its first choice. The DOE had no such option with the 1987 bill, and so was forced to plow ahead with Yucca Mountain at all costs. As a result, the DOE ignored the complaints of Nevadans, further provoking their opposition.

                • “The bill disenfranchised the people of Nevada, leading to greater opposition. Nominally, the bill kept in place the veto power granted to state and tribal government by the NWPA. In reality, by eliminating the DOE�s flexibility, the bill ensured that the federal government would override any such veto, as did in fact happen when the governor of Nevada vetoed the choice of Yucca Mountain.

                “These changes ultimately doomed the Yucca Mountain project. However, the failures of the 1987 bill serve to highlight the strengths of the original NWPA. The framework outlined in that legislation provided a good roadmap for the site selection process.

                “If President Obama hopes to inaugurate a nuclear renaissance in America, then, I suggest he look to the NWPA as a guide. A bill based on the NWPA, left unimpeded, could guide the nation to the creation of a repository with legitimacy in the eyes of the public. It would give the site selection process the veneer of scientific credibility it must have, and would ensure that ordinary people felt as though they had a voice in the debate.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    We've seen how porous rock can't hold the melted corium at Fukushima and the consequent death of the Pacific Ocean.

    Yucca Mt. is made of porous rock.

    The Fight Against Yucca Mountain

    “The state's official position is that Yucca Mountain is a singularly bad site to house the nation's high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel for several reasons:

    “GEOLOGY and LOCATION: There are many unresolved scientific issues relative to the suitability of the Yucca Mountain site. These issues include hydrology, inadequacy of the proposed waste package, repository design and volcanism. The Yucca site is seismically and volcanically active, porous and incapable of geologically containing the waste. Yucca's aquifer drains to the Amargosa Valley, one of Nevada's most productive agricultural regions, is adjacent to a busy and growing Nellis Air Force Base, and is only 90 miles from our largest metropolitan area, Las Vegas.

    “LIMITED SPACE: Yucca isn't big enough to store all of the nation's nuclear waste. More than 70,000 metric tons of high level nuclear waste and spent nuclear is stored in more than 77 reactor sites across the country. That number increases by more than 2,000 tons each year. Yucca's statutory design capacity is only 77,000 metric tons. By the time Yucca would be filled to capacity in 2036, there will still be at least the same amount of spent fuel still stored at the reaction sites, even if no new plants are built.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      “TRANSPORTATION: Transporting waste to Yucca Mountain puts the American public at risk. More than 123 million people live near the proposed truck and train routes which would be used to deliver waste to Yucca Mountain. Those routes travel through 703 counties in 44 states. An accident or attack along those routes could hurt or kill thousands of innocent people.

      “NATIONAL SECURITY: Contrary to DOE arguments, building the Yucca Mountain repository will not make America safer. Instead, it will give terrorists more attractive and vulnerable targets. The DOE expects more than 100,000 shipments of spent fuel to be transported to Yucca Mountain-thus creating 100,000 mobile targets. Furthermore, the DOE plans to store high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel above ground at the Yucca site for at least 100 years. This creates the largest new spent fuel storage target in the world.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The anti-Nuke organization NIRS is opposed to Yucca Mt. for a number of reasons.


    Overview of the Storage of High-Level Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain
    U N LV – October 16, 2014
    Steve Frishman

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Energy security is possible without nuclear power or fracked gas

    “There is a mantra that nuclear and natural gas power stations are essential to keep the lights on in the UK. It's a myth, says Keith Barnham…”

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Someone please let the victims of mass die-offs know that earthquakes, nuclear disasters and the subsequent fallout is attributable to "fun", "makes your eyes sparkle when you think of Fukushima" ("the objective of the experts") and it makes "teenagers more objective towards their families and more positive". They must address their "mental circuitry" and focus on "PTG (post-traumatic growth)" instead of PTSD. That's all the JAIF has, but, apparently, it's enough to overcome the harmful rumors and radiation in Fukushima.


    You know, it's this kind of delusional thinking that got nuclear in this mess. What a brainwashing scam.

    Scientists’ Feeling of Happiness, Relative to People’s Image of Fukushima

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Nuclear: A bad idea… Really bad.

    …According to the JAEA, the total level of radioactive materials that entered the man's blood, bones, organs and other parts of his body was estimated at 360,000 becquerels, based on the amount detected in his lungs.

    The agency said that when the worker opened the bolted lid of a steel container during a check, the plastic bag inside ruptured, scattering dust containing uranium and plutonium.

    "Over time, the atomic nuclei of uranium, plutonium and other such substances break down, releasing helium nuclei (alpha rays). When stored over a long time, helium gas would build up, and it's possible that the pressure inside the container rose, resulting in the rupture."

    Sources close to the JAEA also acknowledged this possibility, with one commenting, "It may not have been a good idea to use a polyethylene container, which had a possibility of rupturing, for storage over a long period."

  • DUDe DUDe

    8 Jun, 2017 17:30 Alarms go off, crews take cover at Hanford nuclear site

    No injuries have been reported. There is no timeline for how long the recovery crews will take to complete their tasks in the demolition area.

    A veteran Hanford worker told Frame that the incident was not unexpected because CH2M Hill, an engineering consultant company, was “rushing the demolition” and “not listening to workers.”

  • I posted this up last night. Haven't seen any news on this, and somehow, it seems like lately, my comments just disappear at ENE.

    Then on May 7, 2017 Monju announces that 300 grams of Plutonium 239 "flew out" of a bag.

    This may not sound like much, but it only takes 350 micrograms of Plutonium to pretty much for sure, kill you, WITHIN A FEW YEARS.

    847,143 Potential "Almost For Sure Kill You Quickly" Human Deaths

    • Dazy Dazy

      I read something about this recently. It seems that when one bit of information is exposed it opens the door to learn about more things that people should have been apprised of. In this case "lets out of the bag" more info. My inner Rumpelstiltskin is hopping mad pretty much most of the time any more.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Alarms go off, crews take cover at Hanford nuclear site.
    June 8 2017

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well, now..

    Nuclear bombs trigger a strange ‘EMP’ effect that could destroy your electronics — here’s how it works
    June 6 2017

  • Jebus Jebus

    Why the hell does it have to be just the animals…

    Wildlife veterinarians have been responding to an unexplained "die-off" of Northern Gannets on Massachusetts' South Shore and Cape Cod. Gannets are washing up on local beaches, seriously ill, or already dead.

    One Ocean, lowering it's frequency…

  • Sol Man

    When will people stop swimming and surfing in the toxic soup that has been made?

  • SadieDog

    "Seven more people who lived in Fukushima, Japan at the time of the nuclear disaster in 2011 were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the government announced Monday. With the additional cases, the number of residents who lived in the prefecture at the time of the accident who were diagnosed with thyroid cancer reached 152.

    The prefectural government, however, has remained adamant that the cancer cases were not directly linked to the nuclear accident and ensuing radiation."

  • Jebus Jebus

    Anyone know how to train sea lions?

    To aim…

    Bill would allow tribes to kill sea lions

    "Twenty years ago we did not have a problem with large numbers of sea lions swimming 145 miles up the Columbia to Bonneville Dam to gorge themselves on salmon who have no choice but to use the fish ladders to get to their historic spawning grounds," the tribe said in a press release. "This is a learned behavior.”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Pacific Ocean: ‘We cannot let history repeat itself – we’re not guinea pigs’
    June 8 2017

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Meanwhile in western society…reports of people lining up for corporate enslavement, smartphones, indoctrination medical procedures, vaccines, poisonous and mutagenic foods and "sanitary" products, "nanotech" garbage, vaccines, espousing wars, debt and allegiance to flags. Fucking brilliant.

      Yeah, no guinea pigs there either.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Quote from Dr. Henry

        "Henry Kissinger in response to nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, is quoted as stating: 'There are only 90,000 people out there. Who gives a damn?' In response, we say: We are still here, and we are not going anywhere."

        What a humanitarian.

        And this statement:

        "With the advent of human induced climate change, the ocean that has nurtured us for millennia, has now become a threat to the existence of our islands. We call upon the leaders and peoples of the Pacific to further our efforts in making our voices heard. The United States has pulled out of the Paris accord, but we the people of “Wansolwara” (one salt water) remain committed."

        The question remains: what causes human induced climate change?

        Look up.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh,look they're natives.
    Maybe not even Christians.
    Yet they know.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And are willing to 'pipe up' about it, while the 'civilized world' points with a limp wrist at a 'blob'

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Problems of nuclear proportion
    Extension sought for storing Three Mile Island debris


    • Dazy Dazy

      "The Idaho Attorney's General Office declined to comment about the request for a license renewal. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Energy Department have been at an impasse on another nuclear waste issue for more than a year.

      Wasden is refusing to allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel to be shipped to Idaho National Laboratory — considered the nation's top nuclear research lab — until the Energy Department demonstrates it can process 900,000 gallons of high-level nuclear waste.

      The Energy Department initially had a 2012 deadline to deal with the liquid waste that's stored in tanks above a giant aquifer that supplies water to cities and farms in the region.

      That deadline has been extended multiple times and was most recently missed in September after the federal agency announced scientists couldn't achieve a stable operation at a $600 million facility to treat the waste."

  • DUDe DUDe

    If the human race is to have any chance of long term survival, there are critical issues that must be fully exposed and dealt with. Raising community awareness about critical issues is a process. Societal programming, normalcy bias and groupthink ideologies take time to break down. There are countless ways to fuel the flames of the waking up process, but consistently sharing hard hitting front-line verifiable data is key. Organizing regular community informative documentary film screenings with subsequent question and answer sessions are an effective way of helping people to see and understand the converging catastrophes we collectively face. In Redding, California, just such an effort has been ongoing, my deepest gratitude to all the activists and individuals who have assisted with the organization of these community awareness raising events. The 16 minute video below is an excerpt from one such recent Redding event.

    Waking the masses up to the challenges we collectively face is absolutely essential, all those who are already awake are needed to assist with this critical process.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      I would argue, first you must consider the monumental failure that is "humanity", if the human race should be allowed to persist. Is it a natural reject, a temporal abberation, an abomination?

      Can you justifiably answer that human "progress" is worthy, considering the evidence?

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        Because I get this distinct feeling, when I take a look around, that is not worthy of persistence.

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        Hope you're skilled at xenogenesis. For the sake of survival, that is.

      • Down The River Down The River

        I would argue, the monumental failure is “civilization”.

        There is nothing wrong with the “human race”. What we have is a cultural issue.

        • Dazy Dazy

          I agree, DownTheRiver, humans are part of nature, it's the lack of awareness of the connection that makes civilization a scourge.

        • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

          I think there is something fundamentally wrong with the human race, but I'm biased. And my discipline is mostly focused in misanthropy.

          Saying there is nothing wrong though? Hmmm. Isn't civilization a human construct?

          • Dazy Dazy

            Cumulative manipulation of society for control results in people becoming insane because they know in their being what they're being taught is at odds with what is right and of nature. Cumulative insanity.

            Supposedly the average i.q. is 100, doesn't take much to be a little bit wilier and manipulate those average joes. It's confusing for me that average joes speak properly and seem to have higher intelligence than they do just because they have the power of speech. Some of the stuff they say…..not cool.

            • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

              Yeah okay so let's get to the crux of the problem here (imo of course), this sort of patriotic loyalty to shit and the "assimilation" garbage (you have may seen that term thrown around a bit with regards to american compliance, so to say).

              So what to do? I'm thinking, fuck that. Fuck that, and also fuck that. I do my worst, nothing at all.

              • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                I've been caled rapey, a suspected pedophile, a paid operative, etc, because I point out shit? That's not very cool.

                So yeah, society, invariably, does not allow you to heal. Society can go to hell.

              • Dazy Dazy

                Live, love, laugh and fight the good fight where you can. What else is there to do?

                I have a life to live and thoughts to think and art to make. I'll not sacrifice myself to the fight and to hatred.

                That means, ultimately, I win.

                • Dazy Dazy

                  And I'm a recluse, so that helps 🙂

                • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                  I figured my arguments are invalid and that death wins. Am I supposed to live and accept shit? Am I supposed to love it? Am I supposed laught at abuse.

                  Yes everyone, let's have a good chuckle at the 50% cancer rates and your indebtedness.

                  • Dazy Dazy

                    None of those things are acceptable or laughable in any way, but you can't let the badness overwhelm you. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by it too, but not at this very moment.

                    If you accept that there is bad you must also accept there is good; taking a break from wallowing in despair doesn't mean you don't care.

                    If you are currently in an acute situation of abuse (not including the general abuses of society) that wouldn't apply, of course.

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      I don't feel like arguing to be honest.

                      I'm just going to bitchslap shit back into oblivion.

                    • danger kitty danger kitty

                      Frank, wouldn't 'bastard slap' be the more accurate term?
                      Along those lines; a Peruvian shaman told me the real meaning of the 2012 'end of the world/end of the calender' ruckus is simply a shift from patriarchy to matriarchy.
                      Sounds good to me, but looks like early days of that transition gonna be rough. The power elites (mostly old men) won't willingly give up power. Looks like they trying to poison pill us.

                    • danger kitty danger kitty

                      Peruvian shamans are interesting; when the Spanish arrived, the shamans retreated to the highest mountain peaks. They didn't descend until the 1950's. Thus, their powerful shamanic tradition/technologies are INTACT. Currently they assist other American tribes recover their traditions.

                    • Cool, I will have to study up on them thar Peruvian Shamans.

                      The whole Shaman thing went from absolute zero in my life say even 3 years ago, to pretty much critically important going forward

        • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

          I wonder at times, is it conceivable that maybe humans are the result of nuclear and genetic mutation, very much flawed and possibly too egocentric to let go of attempted degenerate programming?

          I still gonna gamma knife yous.

      • Silverlok Silverlok

        "..I would argue, first you must consider the monumental failure that is "humanity", if the human race should be allowed to persist. Is it a natural reject, a temporal abberation, an abomination?

        Can you justifiably answer that human "progress" is worthy, considering the evidence?.."

        Farthington, if I am to understand it you are on the African continent and may have never had the benefit of meeting a wild wolf.

        All dogs come from wolves , and whereas a chiwawa is certainly progress in the example of breeding for design it is not a model of sustainability in wild or domesticated interactions.

        A wild wolf will not make a sound and approach you within an inch before it makes itself known. Even then , unless one does something incredibly stupid, it will give one the chance to interact without is the essence of a pack animal, and will nominally check how you benefit ( or detriment) the pack first and it self second.
        In all history no record of a human being killed by a wild wolf exists.
        I agree with 'down the river'; we have a cultural problem of indoctrination giving human chiwawas a place in the hunt that they do not merit or really belong to.

    • Dazy Dazy

      Dude, I had such a time when people started using the word 'awake' to describe being aware. I thought people were talking about 'Awakening' and was confused with a lot of the conversation till I realized people were merely describing being aware.

      • danger kitty danger kitty

        Here, stock, I'll save you some time. These techniques strip pain out of the energy body. Results in days not decades. I'm anything but regular in my practice, but I find it puts me in a place of joy where my buttons CANNOT be pushed. MVB, unincredulous, and of course Frank might find it useful. Gives you a what for to live for.

          • Cool kitty, great sun tan reading.
            Looking forward to the second half of my life, as being a great second half, so far it's been a great start.

            Now to gather up some powerful tools to improve life.

            Weird, this year I have continually run across Ayahuasca that supposedly work like some Shaman techniques you sent
            "old patterns and psychic wounds may resist the release process" I guess with Aya (never tried) it can also be unpleasant to have to face the things that you have been fucking up in your life.

          • danger kitty danger kitty

            Fixing up an error in judgement when I posted this info about shamanic meditation, I foolishly tried to save time and nurture three birds with one koan. I in no way meant to associate two beloved and respected posters–uniincredulous & MVB as similar to the problem child Frank. MVB had said here that the psychic pain from his visit to Fukushima was enormous (why wouldn't it be?). And uni said he's quite stressed by the relentlessly tough struggle for survival in a world gone mad. I figured those two might find the info helpful. I'd be dead or mad w/o these techniques, myself. Specially this last year.

            • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus


              • danger kitty danger kitty

                You're welcome, Frank. Sincerely. And don't worry, finding yourself, finding peace and joy won't turn you into a bible thumper or a new age peace love dove soap type. It can make you MORE dangerous. .. to the MIC/abuse machine . For an example, check the Chinese trying to suppress Falun Gong a few years ago. On the surface, Falun Gong is just lightweight Tai Chi, but rhe core of it is Chi Gong meditation. Actualized people do not make good sheep. Why the Chinese gov. was worried. Mantak Chia is best author making Chi Gong accessible to westerners.
                I've tried all the major types of meditations. The Chinese & Peruvians only ones worth a damn; quick results & a destination worthy of efforts. Transcendental Meditation takes years to get to false nirvana -the cave of blissful fools (sheep). No engagement with the world.
                Have to admit, tho, the image of you, going door to door, with a bible in your hand does appeal (remember the. bigger the bible the better, when it comes time to thump). "Hi, I'm the Lord of Darkness, have you heard the Good News?"
                I'd PAY to see that. Belly laughs the other effective healer.

  • Jebus Jebus

    The week-long conference, where some 6,000 people participated, was the first time that the UN brought everyone together to discuss the challenges facing the world's oceans.

    “When it comes to the ocean, it's the common heritage of humankind. There's no North-South, East-West when it comes to the ocean,” Mr. Thomson said. “If the ocean is dying, it's dying on all of us.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The most horrible news. I'm glad I'm not downwind.

    Toshiba rescues half-built Georgia nuclear plant

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      How do you rescue a disaster? What is that even?

      Spin it any way they can.

      Awwww, can't you just feel the sentiment, don't you relate to the suffering of their poor money?

      You inhumane bastard. Just think of what would be lost without that nuclear power plant. Cancers, subsidies, inflated insurance premiums.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      You know why they can finish the project now when they couldn't before. Trump has fired employees from the EPA and the NRC and gotten rid of all regulations for energy production. So now Toshiba can build dangerous reactors that will melt down just like Fukushima. There will be no safety requirements to be met. Just build them on the cheapo.

      Some psychopaths have to murder other people. It is their obsession even it if means their own death.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    New cracks found in Tihange 2 Belgian nuclear power plant

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Japan's nuclear mishap underlines industry malaise
    Jun 7 2017

    "For Smith, simply accepting that accidents are going to happen in the nuclear industry is unacceptable. Accidents in other heavy industries – shipbuilding, mining, engineering, construction – may happen, but the impact is generally restricted to a small number of people in the immediate vicinity of the incident. Fukushima has shown the Japanese people that it is not the case with nuclear energy.
    "They told people nuclear power was the future of Japan, that it was necessary for this country," she said. "People now know they had the wool pulled over their eyes."

    Acceptance is unacceptable.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Great Japanese Writers: Kenzaburo Oe

    "Throughout his career, he has campaigned on a number of issues — most recently against the use of nuclear power in Japan following the Fukushima disaster — and has never shied away from upsetting the establishment. He went as far as rejecting the Japanese Bunka-kunsho (Order of Culture) because it was an honor presented by the emperor. He is an artist who leads by example.
    He returned to Shikoku and the breakdown of social order in The Silent Cry (1967), where again a group of young men in a rural village subverts authority in an almost Rabelaisian way. By letting one corner of the country stand for the whole, and each character to act as an avatar for social and political trends, Oe could explore the corruption and degradation he saw around him. He admonished Japan’s attitude toward foreign powers, seeing the country as too passive and failing to develop in a healthy direction following the defeat. It’s worth pointing out that he meant this in a non-nationalistic sense: he wasn’t calling for any return to a mythical great past, rather he saw defeat as an opportunity to rebuild the nation on democratic principles, an opportunity weak leaders were squandering. A friend is quoted in The Guardian as saying: “After the war, people looked to a hopeful future. But Japan was subservient to the U.S. Young people protested but were defeated, and Oe expressed their anger and defeat; they’d found a hero for their generation.”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Energy production.. like hell.
    It's bombs, baby. Bombs.
    Bombs away.

    Will production of nuclear ‘pits’ leave LANL?
    Jun 12 2017

    The gal in the center.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Dismantling and what to do with the debris??
    Excrement so foul they themselves can't deal with it.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Hot weather is the answer because you know its never been over 80 degrees in Seattle before.

  • From the "Religion of peace". A man insulted Muhammed and he was convicted of a crime. Interesting that he was goading on by a government employee on social media, acting covertly. The employee was in the counter terrorism department. guess the penalty?

    Taimoor Raza allegedly denigrated the Prophet Muhammad, his wives, and companions, in a debate about Islam, according to Bahawalpur public prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and was arrested and charged for the crime as part of an oppressive crackdown on dissent by the administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    “An anti terrorism court of Bahawalpur has awarded him the death sentence,” Qureshi told Reuters. “It is the first ever death sentence in a case that involves social media.”

    From the religion of peace….his penalty is DEATH

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