Canadian officials estimated Fukushima cesium-137 release almost double Chernobyl — Based on the “most conservative and credible” projections

Published: December 8th, 2013 at 1:18 am ET
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FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NPP EVENT AND ASSOCIATED RADIOACTIVE SOURCE TERM, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (Emphasis Added):

Even if no spent fuel pool had a release, total cesium-137 was estimated at 1.38E+17, or 138 PBq (138 quadrillion) for the 3 reactors+.

Canada’s CWC scenario may be understating the release. See:

  • The 3 reactor cores are thought to have undergone a near 100% melt, unlike the 28% that was presumed at Unit 1
  • The CWC scenario assumed protective measures (shelter, KI pills, EZ) were instituted as needed; Yet the protective measures  were lacking:  Some residents were told to flee and shelter in areas with higher radiation levels than they were escaping from; KI pills were not administered; Some of Fukushima’s most polluted areas did not evacuate for weeks.
  • Release pathway is suspected to be from the containment vessel lid lifting up, which releases more radiation than the CWC ‘s assumption that “release pathway –> bypass of primary containment (through wet well)”

See also: Russian Study: Fukushima released 100 quadrillion becquerels of cesium into atmosphere... In just ONE day -- About equal to Chernobyl's total release

Published: December 8th, 2013 at 1:18 am ET
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83 comments to Canadian officials estimated Fukushima cesium-137 release almost double Chernobyl — Based on the “most conservative and credible” projections

  • Jebus Jebus

    The Fukushima Coverup: “Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind”

    The Global Research News Hour. Conversations with Yoichi Shimatsu and Hatrick Penry

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-fukushima-coverup-biggest-industrial-catastrophe-in-the-history-of-mankind/5359910


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  • Jebus Jebus

    But, no one is paying attention, except those who's souls feel the pain of Gaia…

    U.S. SENATOR ADMITS: NO FEDERAL AGENCY CHECKING FOR FUKUSHIMA RADIATION IN OCEAN; AND DON'T EXPECT ANY DUE TO BUDGET CUTS!

    U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) has confirmed that no federal agency is responsible for monitoring radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan; and says no one should expect federal involvement "due to budget cuts." This statement comes as scientists confirm radioactive water from the Fukushima accident will reach the U.S. west coast anytime now.

    http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/74-mjt

    I have to trust that my soul will be instructed how to fight for all life. I can't explain it, it's not my place to…


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      "budget cuts" may just be an excuse to not share the monitoring.


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    • Daisy207

      How about cancelling the foreign aid to middle eastern countries, like Israel and all the ones with OIL – and spend the money on testing the Pacific?


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    • We Not They Finally

      Note that Edward Markey is one of the very few Senators who actually CARES about nuclear contamination. So no monitoring due to budget cuts would not be something he is advocating. To the contrary, he is undoubtedly dismayed.

      But that said, if you check the EPA's radnet readings, you'll find that some cities you can research, others (like in Washington State), although there are monitoring stations there, the readings are completely blank! So they know VERY WELL what readings are so high that they won't let the public find out.

      Also note that Gina McCarthy, formerly of the Office of Radiation Monitoring, was so effective at concealing readings from the public in the wake of Fukushima, that she got promoted to head the EPA!

      At the same time, remember that Congress has so many dysfunctional idiots, that they very well MAY have cut services that we now desperately need. These are the kind of people who love cutting FEMA during hurricane season (well, unless it affects THEIR State) and the like.


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      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        Totally agree with Congress being dysfunctional..and all the tea-party nuts forcing more and more cuts thru all that sequestration, etc… I personally don't give a damn if the country is in debt so long at it is taking care of us citizens vs. creating needless wars that cost billions elsewhere instead of fixing our roads and bridges and providing our seniors with meals on wheels. Don't blame FEMA employees for idiot leaders…they are just people like you and me trying to do their jobs.


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          You lost your country many years ago and it had absolutely nothing to do with any Tea Party!


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        • temp reader troll lol

          Hey purple rain, I do constant research on government and was involved with
          Governed until I retired in 2012, let me tell you and any body else reading, go to dod
          Appropriations page or drams and there budget is no where from being cut, please research
          About them, this is dangerous stuff and will creep you out, FEMA is buying billions of rounds of ammo
          All hollow points, there buying for what I don't know but there buying, building FEMA camps(concentration camps) and you can all look on dod contractors portal and see contracts
          For (camps) and orders for billions of hollow point ammo. First off hollow points are useless against
          Body armor so there not for an invading force for us FEMA dhs tsa getting ready for sething big.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We are a soulless nation…. :(


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    EXTERMINATING LIFE . . .

    Countries with reactors, gambling everything.

    Watching this disaster while keeping their reactors going.

    Smart.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    It is better for the people to be poisoned than to give them information that might make them panic. It's cheaper in the short run, and those in power in the future can deal with the results.


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  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    Just got done reading the report.
    I highly recommend it as a must read for everyone.
    You can even admit that you read it just for the pictures.

    The graphics are great.
    A good write up the those without a lot of technical background.

    It still felt a bit "Readers Digest"ed to me.
    It may be that the presenters/researchers were stuck with addressing a non-technical audience.
    Need to be able to communicate with the suits who manage the money side of this stuff without making their heads explode.

    I must say that the most disturbing part is that if THEY know all of what they do (and a lot more!) to write this one up, then WE are still seriously ill-informed about the severity of the Fuku situation.

    I am so often conflicted as to what I would do if I was deep on the inside track of the raw data on this mess as to just what is the most sensible thing to do in terms of telling the general public the real truth.

    Let everyone have a few years of Dancing With The Stars and retirement planning status quo?
    Or bring on Black Friday at WalMart chaos every where every day due to everyone saying screw it to any semblance of behaving in a civilized manner.

    Just seems so much like dreams I have where it seems totally real and then I wake up having a hard time sorting it all out.

    Sadly, Fuku is not a bad dream.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Even if no spent fuel pool had a release, total cesium-137 was estimated at 1.38E+17, or 138 PBq (138 quadrillion) for the 3 reactors+.

    If no spent fuel pool had a release..?
    Conservative and credible….mean denial of fact?


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    'Release pathway is suspected to be from the containment vessel lid lifting up, which releases more radiation than the CWC ‘s assumption that “release pathway –> bypass of primary containment (through wet well)..

    How tidy..
    The damn thing exploded..
    Exit all entrances..new exits acquired.


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  • CA56 CA56

    I am thankful I found all of you.
    Especially in hearing how difficult to know when/where to talk about this.
    It should be common knowledge…people are
    sleepwalking.
    I don't know what to say to my children.
    Makes me sad and crazy…


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    • Sparky Sparky

      Welcome, CA56! Yes, Enenews is a good place for a personal and collective sanity re-boot. I've found some strangers or acquaintances are at least initially, politely receptive. (The grocery store where you regularly shop is a good start.) Families are receptive, then tolerant, then resistant (who wouldn't be?) but they may still be listening and learning, especially through example. Move forward with your learning, plans and precautions, and repeat cautionary/informative messages to your loved ones regularly. Kids expect parents to be annoying and embarrassing. :-) My teenage daughter (reluctantly) has an umbrella, baggie w/face mask and disposable latex gloves, a pack of Potassium Iodide (iostat), water, a few breakfast bars, and small flashlight in her school backpack. She knows to stay out of the rain, and to shower as soon as possible if she's caught in the rain. She knows that if there's an immediate emergency/deterioration she knows about communications and sheltering in place. We can do our best to prepare and protect during this long, escalating emergency. But, she's been complaining about headaches lately…. So I'm with you on the "sad and crazy". We're in very good, supportive company with the rest of the Enenewsers.


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      • CA56 CA56

        Sparky, that's so smart- all the prep for your daughter. Where did you learn all of this? I bought the KI pills, right after Fuku, but found mixed info regarding taking them (per trusted sites: only take when directed by public health official. How can we trust that'll ever happen?!). My daughters are in their 20s & don't live at home. When one told me she's planning a trip to Hawaii I felt sick…They're all coming for the holidays and I don't want to be like one of the above noted, ruining all the fun, but people are not hearing the truth!! I'm having a hard time sleeping. I called the White House to urge Obama to take global action, called my local reps- Boxer/Thompson. Global response, not global cover-up is needed.
        Do any of you have resources of where/how to be heard? When I mention any of this, people look at me like I'm cuckoo.
        Thank you for the welcome to this group of thoughtful well-informed citizens.


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    • andagi andagi

      Dear CA56,
      Welcome :) You're in good company here on ENENews!
      Passionate, compassionate and brilliant folks here!
      Aloha.


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      • CA56 CA56

        Thanks so much~ I can see that is so. I slept a little better after I wrote my first comment. My husband is a life-long news follower of "real news" (ie not the corporate lies), so it is through him that the scales have fallen from my eyes. Sometimes I wish I didn't know & could sleepwalk with the others, who seem so much happier…


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    • vicky13 vicky13

      Welcome to the group CA56!!


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  • nedlifromvermont

    But the GE Mark I series of Boiling Water Reactors has been the "workhorse of the industry." That is why it was not put down when they realized its flaws (lid lifting during a LOCA, ECCS non-functional, flimsy and too small containment …) and nobody but some crazy 'newsers wants to put down a faithful old horse …


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    • flatsville

      This has been the best year yet for putting down plants. Closure announcements at their highst ever.

      The people who are working on this, petitioning their PSC, fighting in court, pushing and defendind No CWIP laws, etc…deserve a round of applause.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Why yes they do, absolutely, (Applause for all), and what about all the other ones being built all over the world as Fukushima scorches the entire Planet Called Earth and these new ones will surely blow up in the future just like clockwork. Each one built is a Death Star! :(

        Mankind has never made/built a machine that did not break and I guess that is why the people before the Egyptians built/made the Pyramids out of stone.. :)

        You must "Raise the Bar" and it must be done quickly! :)


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The lid lifts?…(first according to Arnie)..heck.. my cheap pressure cooker doesn't even do that.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Let's see ..the lid lifts as pressure builds..then there is an explosion..nuclear materials go everywhere.
    But the spent fuel pools..are just fine?
    Canadian scientists are going to say what they are allowed to say..

    Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'
    Feb 17 2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16861468

    Professor Andrew Weaver believes that the media protocol is being used by the Canadian government to "instruct scientists to deliver a certain message, thereby taking the heat out of controversial topics".

    He added: "You can't have an informed discussion if the science isn't allowed to be communicated. Public relations message number one is that you have to set the conversation. You don't want to have a conversation on someone else's terms. And this is now being applied to science on discussions about oil sands, climate and salmon."

    It all in the ..delivery.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    From above:
    "Ms Munro also claims that journalists were denied access to scientists working for the government agency Health Canada last year, when there was concern about radiation levels reaching the country's western coast from Japan following the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Ultimately, journalists obtained the information they sought from European agencies."

    Think the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is going to tell the truth?


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  • Sickputer

    +311 HotR :-)

    SP: Canadian officials are coerced into the same "spread no public panic" constraints as in Japan, America, and all the nuclear death-dealing nations.

    TEPCO rule of thumb on statistics is to understate nuclear poison releases by a factor of hundreds or thousands. Canuck and Uncle Sam mouthpieces are careful to do the same which is understandable considering who writes their paychecks.

    Fukushima Daiichi releases equal to only two Chernobyls? Impossible. The 1986 disaster involved a single reactor, less toxic poisons and it burned for 11 days. No water releases of toxins, and the building steaming emissions were 90% capped within 6 months by a concrete dome.

    Compare that to Fukushima with out of control water releases from multiple larger fueled reactor buildings, and air emissions of burning and smoldering toxic fuel uncontained by rigid covers. They built polyester roof panels that stop nothing.

    Also the insane Japanese-American-French- English consortium of nuclear advisors implemented a policy of using the municipal incinerators all across Japan (including scores in the Tokyo area) to burn uncounted millions of tons of tsunami debris highly contaminated with nuclear waste. The incredibly toxic emissions spread from the stacks into the wind systems of the world. The deadly nuclear sludge remnants are dumped in rivers and bays, including the water venue for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Bay.

    A massive health crisis for the world is unfolding.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, and when the world finds out the devastation rendered all hell will break loose. No wonder they need a new secrecy law in place. :(


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    • CA56 CA56

      Do you really think that when the world finds out "all he'll will break loose"? I wonder bc while sea life is showing adverse reactions, won't the ill effects on human populations take longer? Such as cancers that won't be seen right away? I've seen responses of feeling tired, lack of energy, headaches. Cancers will take longer and good luck pinning them on Fukushima. Just as high cancer rates in areas near airports or where pesticides are used…The general attitude is, so just move. I realize this is more immediate as radiation heads toward the US west coast but still many symptoms may be more difficult to identify as directly related, yes? I work as a school nurse. How would I know if it's the regular old stomach flu (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) vs radiation reaction?


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        CA56, This is a different situation where mankind has never been before. These 3 Nuclear Core Meltdowns can not be fixed…ever. The situation can even get much worse! :(

        This is a big, no huge, difference in the potential outcomes that are heading this way for sure.

        Ergo: The need for the new secrecy laws.. :(


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  • ftlt

    This is just the beginning… Soon, you too will have, your very own nuclear power plant meltdown at a location near you…


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    • ftlt

      It boggles the mind, that those who should have know better – the engineers and scientists – continued to non-think about what had happened there for almost 3 years- DENIAL!!!!

      Heck, the units blowing sky high were there for everyone in films and photos to see..

      The RAG, The Scientific American lead this charge of denial..

      Most of the science community has once again let down the American people and served their pay masters..

      I'm now convinced and would insist that when the people take finally state power All Scientists will have to go to reeducation labor camps and many will never be allowed to return..

      The FFFF'n Priests!!!


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    • flatsville

      Everbody's too busy gawking at the 50 car pile-up in Japan to notice they should have put up a STOP sign on the corner near their own home.


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  • A no brainer. Chernobyl one melt down, Fukushima triple meltdown. Scientists opinion welcome but not needed for me. Buried by the inept liars we call our leaders.


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  • Shaker1

    Ahem…I haven't read the report yet (I've more important things to do right now) but it should be remembered, wherever numbers of release originate, that they are only guesses. What a useless exercise when one is confronted with the physical reality of the event itself. Time better spent may have been and be sending these people to the plant to help with whatever mitigation is possible.

    By the way, there's no disrepect intended to those who did the study, but when there's a fire does one stand around talking about it, or discuss how much pollution the fire will generate?

    I guess my mood isn't so forgiving today, but personally I've never been paid to guess at the outcome of an action, but judged by what was actually done. I honestly don't know what this accomplishes beyond more conjecture and discussion while the barn burns down.


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    • weeman

      I agree but there is guess and there is educated guess,. Hard to tell the difference.


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    • ftlt

      Shanker: The first scientific journal reports poopooed the severity of the FUFU releases when compared to Chernobyl.. All based on the graphite core burning at Chernobyl…

      Never forget, my know it all Super Scientist buddy telling (regurgitating that from the source) me that – I laughed at him and called him a fool… Bet, he's changed his tune now… And will never admit to having doubted it for a moment – the megalomaniac..

      These may be guesses – but, they are important to the story..

      Nuclear power and FUFU are no longer solely about its science and engineering – their hubris has failed us in so many ways..

      These guesses are about public awareness and activism in getting them all shut down now too..

      The how of shutingt them down remains within the realm of engineering and science..

      The will to shut them down belongs to the people and to aid in this developing this will, are good – more realistic – guesses like this one…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    They can't admit what the Native Americans in the area… already suspect..
    It's time to walk the Spirit Road..


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  • tsfw tsfw

    How do you get a hundred Canadians out of the pool? You say 'hey, get out of the pool". Only in this case it continues to be hey stay in the pool, the water is just fine. Don't worry about it, be happy. I am supposed to just accept that my children are immersing themselves in the same water that marine life is suffering in. Without any tests. To me that should end the debate with anyone. If it's so safe, then where is the proof? You think they would provide it just to shut up people like us if they had it.


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  • IamtheWalrus IamtheWalrus

    Since the day the Devil climbed out of the waterlogged portal rent into the world on March of 2011, I have forced my family to take high dose vitamin C, monthly potassium supplements and various other supplements that I new about from my time on a US submarine working as a missile technician. Who knows if this will do a bit of good, but at least i feel like I am not just sitting on my hands waiting on cancer, and the host of other horrible health issues that are certain to become part of the daily lives of all inhabitants on this big blue marble. I have the phone numbers of the offices of my state representatives on speed dial, and make it a point to subject them to my "paranoia" several times a week. I am growing weary of the (self perceived) futility of it all. Sometimes I feel like loading up the family and heading to Tokyo to go stay with my high school friend there and just put this movie on fast forward. I mean seriously, the point of no return was reached so long ago, and I grow tired.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Today is a day in history that should not have been.
    Today is a day in history that took advantage of everyone.

    That day is a day in history that would become the futures enigma.

    My Father once told me that FDR was a great leader and that Eisenhower sold US out to the system…

    I now know what he meant by that…

    60 Years of "Atoms for Peace"

    On 8 December 1953, US President Eisenhower addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and delivered what became known as the "Atoms for Peace" speech.

    http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2013/atomsforpeace60.html


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  • name999 name999

    I know this is a cliche, no one gets out alive, but it is true. At times seems a blessing and others a curse.
    Knowing, speaking, honoring what is honest and truthful is it's own value, it's own fulfillment. It lifts us up by the very act even as terrible things continue. Dishonesty as a trade for $ and power, now that is a hopeless meaningless life and at least I know I am spared that demise…and in good, no great, and inspiring company sharing on this website. Again, thank you to folks who post here! I found a website from one of the posters yesterday that has been started by the moveon.org folks called NoNukes.org. I met lots of people and worked on numerous political campaigns thru moveon.org during the Bush era and am hoping we can start meeting on the ground to team up…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    It's diluted, it's harmless, no harm to humans, nothing to worry about, no immediate harm, no risk to humans, fearmongers, scaremongers, risks are minimal, no detectible amounts, no reason to worry, effects are minimal…

    We just don't know, keep eating fish, we tested the fish, we were surprised by it, we didn't know, it's alarming, this never happened before, we were unaware, were concerned, no money no testing, it's like a banana…

    Fukushima: Radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean, Diluted, But Far from Harmless

    “With contaminated water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear complex continuing to pour into the Pacific, scientists are concerned about how that radioactivity might affect marine life. Although the ocean’s capacity to dilute radiation is huge, signs are that nuclear isotopes are already moving up the local food chain.”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-radioactivity-in-the-pacific-ocean-diluted-but-far-from-harmless/5360752

    "This study was first published in April 2011 in the immediate wake of the Fukushima disaster. Recent reports published by Global Research more than confirm the results of this early study pertaining to the contamination of the Pacific Ocean."

    Banana's and naked apes, a terminal combination…


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  • Canada is an exporter of uranium (20% of world production).
    http://www.cna.ca/nuclear_facts/uranium_canada/

    AND an exporter of CANDU nuclear reactors.
    http://www.candu.com/en/home/aboutcandu/default.aspx

    It is important for the Canadian govt and nuclear industry to do as much PR damage control as possible, downplaying consequences of Fukushima for us Canadians.

    Don't just blame PM Harper. Things would be the same under any other political party. The socialist NDP that ruled British Columbia a few years back cheerfully ordered the clear-cutting of our forests. Forest jobs were at stake, you see…

    Now Canadian fishery jobs are at stake, as well as food industry jobs. And let's not forget the tourist business. How can we publicize our Supernatural British Columbia, with those gorgeous Rockies and all that fresh air and fishing and so on, if govt discloses that we're under a dangerous radioactive cloud, and our fish glow in the dark.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Regarding the use of NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN JAPAN for the harvesting of plutonium to make NUCLEAR BOMBS, the US govt facilitated it.

    http://www.dcbureau.org/201204097128/national-security-news-service/united-states-circumvented-laws-to-help-japan-accumulate-tons-of-plutonium.html

    NOW THE US ALLOWS IRAN TO ENRICH URANIUM with a deliberately flawed "agreement" that favors Iran.

    http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/2013/11/seven-huge-loopholes-in-iran-agreement.html


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  • ToBeExpected ToBeExpected

    The groundwater level is also rising in the mountain side of Fukushima plant, according to Tepco. It’s approx. 800m from the coastal line, where a underground reservoir is located.

    From 11/29 to 12/1/2013, all β nuclide density increased from 8,600,000 Bq/m3 to 20,000,000 Bq/m3 in the leakage detector hole water of the reservoir, which made Tepco realize the rising groundwater level. Tepco is attempting to stop the reservoir from floating.

    Because of the underground wall on the coastal line, groundwater level is increasing in various places near the sea. However, Tepco hasn’t officially admitted the groundwater level is also rising even in the mountain side of the plant area widely, and it can be due to the underground wall, which can be the only cause.

    The rising groundwater level also increases the atmospheric dose of seaside. (cf, Fukushima plant radiation increasing due to the rising contaminated groundwater / “Covering with lead plate” [URL 2])

    This October, Fukushima plant area even experienced the major land subsidence. It was supposed to be solely because of a typhoon.

    (cf, [Photo] Fukushima plant’s collapsed slope due to the Typhoon [URL 3])

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2013/images/handouts_131202_05-j.pdf

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/12/groundwater-level-rising-at-800m-from-the-coastal-line/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29


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  • Jebus Jebus

    It's not like they don't have a baseline to go by. The studies have been done in droves. Maybe they lost the link to compare with…

    Radionuclide Concentrations in Bivalves Collected Along the Coastal United States – 1995

    http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/pdf/Radionuclides.pdf

    The pukers are saying that the advent of new detectors is the reason we are seeing any elevated levels at all.
    Bullshit, we have been detecting the atomic fallout in the environment for over 30 years. And receiving cancer from that, for over 60 years…


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    • Wyakin Wyakin

      Jebus-good contributions and a great resource referenced above at the thread beginning by Shimatsu and Muga, the Fukushima Coverup: “Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind.”

      We have at least one other catastrophe unfolding through the DNA manipulation and patenting of the world’s food sources, but staying on topic, what should be clear to all is that Fukushima is emblematic of all that is currently structurally wrong with politics and economics, both at the national and international level, extending far beyond nuclear energy.

      The debate on the level of radiological dosing released into the environment, and its biological ramifications, will be ongoing, and perhaps never viewed as conclusive due to current state of affairs. There is enough objective evidence to establish directionally correct truth.

      One of the most poignant aspects of this calamity is the collusion of the world’s governments and corporations to keep this information contained and the means to which they will go to keep the truth unknown.

      The conduct of these governments, the energy corporations, and their relationship to military weapons proliferation (as also noted by RM above), if widely known, would be embarrassing to those in power, the bureaucracies supporting their will, and the corporations reliant on cultivated consumer imagery. It could also undermine citizen cooperation with the status quo.
      cont.


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      • Wyakin Wyakin

        Nuclear, fossil fuel extraction and consumption in the modern age, DNA patenting, and manipulation and monopolization of the world’s food sources are all part of the same pattern.

        Species ending externalities ignored, the revolving door between corporations and regulators enhancing corporate position, the rise of police states, and unimaginable sums stuffed into the pockets of the few who can afford to own and control equity, at the expense of those paying taxes to governments and buying goods and services from corporations who are also receiving corporate welfare (E.g. Price Anderson Act, etc.).

        Those of us who derive benefit from Enenews may have access to information, and possibly enlightenment. The justification of corporate welfare is reliant on the merits of what is being promoted. Such matters should be subject to public debate. Citizens who are unengaged or uniformed serve interest of the prevailing politic/economic machine.

        Depending on one’s view on the mutability of opinion, we may be doomed, or a non-nuclear renaissance may be forthcoming. I like to think we need to do what we individually and collectively can do to raise awareness in the hopes the later is promoted. Peace.


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  • Sol Man

    Why do some people apparently have a death wish? Radiation rates to the stars, cancer, rearranged genome, poisoned water and food, land- all no problem! Perhaps it is self-hate. I don't understand.


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    • SadieDog

      Is it possible they believe their own lies? Is it really just politics and money? I have the same questions. Are the wealthiest, most powerful people on earth immune to radiation?


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      • bo bo

        I thought they were just unbelievably stupid.. then, I thought that maybe they are unbelievably greedy. I now think that perhaps they are unbelievably satanic…perhaps they worship evil, and they actually strive to be bad ? I laughed when I first read that theory, because it's too much like a plot from a comic book. I still hope this theory is not true.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It appears they are.. :)


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  • Sol Man

    So I wonder where does the all-hate come from? It is not merely self-hate. Could it be the rejection of the sovereign self in order to define one's life purpose: to cleave to a corporation in order to gain an unending supply of blood money payments?
    This would seem to cause some internal conflict on some level.


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    • CA56 CA56

      If there is no life left, so to speak, then what would a "purpose in life" matter? I'm reminded more of children, narcissistic by nature, playing games of building, followed by destroying. Look around. We are a world whose leaders are clearly sociopaths and narcissists. It's not a life purpose, I think, but a game. A narcissist sees the world as nothing more than a reflection of them self. I don't believe any of these sociopaths want the world (game) to continue after they are gone. What an ultimate power trip…I end the game because I own the game! Haven't we all played with others like that when we were kids?

      The problem seems to be the "good people" most of us want to believe we are. Someone with a conscience wouldn't dream of such unconscionable acts. Yet here we are at the mercy of those who seemingly think nothing of it. They'd rather the world end than give up the illusion of control. There is no victory of good over evil. So…where does that leave us?


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