Canadians suspicious over radiation testing of seafood — Official “puzzled” gov’t withholding where samples were taken

Published: September 20th, 2011 at 3:55 pm ET


Fish Tests Radiation-negative, But Where’s It From?, Indian Country Today by Wawmeesh Hamilton, September 20, 2011:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) has deemed fish tested in the wake of the Japan nuclear disaster as radiation free, but will not divulge where samples were taken from. […] 

The agency did not answer repeated questions about where the samples were taken from in B.C., saying only that they were came from various processing stations. […]

Stó:lō Tribal Council fisheries advisor Ernie Crey said he is puzzled at the agency’s reticence about where the fish were taken from.

“It’s this kind of response from government officials that give rise to suspicion among Canadians,” Crey told Indian Country Today Media Network. “There is simply no good reason to withhold this information from the public.”

Testers could have picked the fish up from a processing plant, caught them on a recreational fishing charter or bought them from a commercial boat, Crey said. […]

Read the report here.

h/t Anonymous tip

Published: September 20th, 2011 at 3:55 pm ET


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39 comments to Canadians suspicious over radiation testing of seafood — Official “puzzled” gov’t withholding where samples were taken

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    “Testers could have picked the fish up from a processing plant, caught them on a recreational fishing charter or bought them from a commercial boat, Crey said.”

    Or, maybe pulled them out of a freezer from a year ago. They were probably very happy fish anyhow.

    Dear Canada
    Seattle did a top secret full ariel survey too…

    Get a Clue…
    If there was nothing to show, why wouldn’t they just show you the information? There is no secret as to what is in seattle, or as to where fish come from…

    So there is obviously a secret area where contamination IS heavily in seattle, and Is in large proportions in the Ocean…

    Thats Significant enough for me to demand a global strike, until japan tunnels and cements in the reactors, while building sarcophagi’s for each reactor on site…

    • In my opinion the reactor 1’s lid, of the core is loose… Thats why the rads escape, and also why tepco cant go near it. R 3 must be in somewhat better condition… (core wise).

      Otherwise the reactor3 would also be popping a tent yes>?

      So when you see 400 sieverts x hr. then 1… Where did the other 399 go?

      • Lacsap Lacsap

        Don’t forget the the massive radiation levels will eat away the entire reactor(s). The tent maybe no more then stabilization of the reactor structure.

      • farawayfan farawayfan

        I think they’re putting the tent over one because it’s the only one they can even get remotely close to. The twisted wreck of three, with it’s continual steam/vapor venting from in and under and around the reactor means the tent couldn’t be put up, and even if it could, wouldn’t do anything. Of course, around one it’s just a dog-and-pony show anyway….

      • Arizonan Arizonan

        I think part of reactor 3 at least is making its way down below the basement! see story

        • I concur, I just feel the drywell lid is in better standing of containment than in the #1reactor housing…

          Not saying that there is containment in either reactor, just essentially that r#3 is in less trouble than reactor 1.

          Reactor 1’s lid is probably cracked, quite significantly…

          Reactor 3’s seems to be more intact. (although there is probably just smaller cracks, in respect ot reactor 1.

  • fuckyoushima

    like, what kind of bullshit response was this?

    get fish from locations xy and z.

    report rads of fishes from xy and z.

    let people decide if shit is fucked up.

    subtract xy and z and you get a bunch of fucked up shit.

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    As fish bioaccumulate and spread about, it’ll be a giant fishing lottery, with the odds of picking “Blinkie” getting worse every day as contamination spreads.

    Now is the perfect time to pick random fish, the likelihood of detectable radiation is low this far from Fukushima. Now they just announce no further testing and yay, the world is radiation free.

    • May be well wise for them with detectors to start checking can fish off shelfs in store post 311 !
      May be surprised at what we will find !
      EPA never found oil on any sea life in the gulf meant for human consumption !

      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

        Eating fish or seafood of any kind is a thing of the past. None of it is safe; especially that from the Gulf. No swimming there either. The Gulf Coast is ruined forever.

        • Yes, the Pacific has been the only fish I would eat since the GOM BP gusher, now I have given up on that, Chicken and pork for now until that may become unsafe in the near future (fallout), the selfs of old stock are dwindling !
          Be careful what you feed your pets as well ! (GOM Catfoods ) !
          Pet’s nose’s are on the ground where the fallout will be !

          • Bobby1

            Japan detected contaminated chicken.. but they were fed chicken feed from the US.

            I don’t understand preferring US meat to tropical & southern hemisphere fish. They’re feeding livestock grain from the new harvest already.

          • Bobby1.
            They also grind of GOM seafood to mixin meal to feed livestock, ie chickens, hogs/pigs, and cattle plus~ too from what I have read !

    • I suspect the truth is a little stranger, and far more depressing, than we want to admit.

      I do believe Blinkie has brothers and sisters and its Russian Blinkette from now on.

  • Sickputer

    Big Brother: “Trust me…the fish is safe to eat. There is no radiation from Japan.”

    Big Brother next month: “The enemy is now Japan and they contaminated our country!”


    Uh….excuse me…there is plenty of guilt and recriminations for a few other nations to share!

  • Lee Binder

    now, if I owned a lab in Canada with a bit of budget backup, I’d test MYSELF… or fund-raise to have all tests done PROPERLY. Fuck the Government bullshit in Japan, US & Canada – they’re at the most part corrupt, stupid, ignorant, conceded, greedy, malicious idiots and assholes .. like with this site, it’s beyond time that people take stuff into their OWN hands, since the tax paid official parts are utterly failing on almost all significant levels! Oh, and it’s time to sue …

  • Canada, Shmanada…its easy living here on the Left Coast.

    …Saving a few shekels to with my hydro bill too.

    All’z I gotta do is put ma finger near the electric coffee machine wire, press percolate and it starts percolatin.

    Don’t need no Viagra no more either…what’s up with that?

    Party like its 1999 folks.

    red red wine

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Testing’s are always inconclusive, when information is with held.

  • pg

    Its all about population reduction, maximizing fatalities. The weaker the people the less chances the corrupt will have of facing justice. The less chances the people will have of regaining control. jmo

  • westcoast

    From the Canadian Government press release:
    “The results are below Health Canada’s “actionable levels,” said CFIA spokesperson Mark Clarke. The CFIA released the results of its tests on Friday, September 16.”

    If they have increased the allowable levels as other countries have there could be high radiation counts that don’t have to be reported. There is no mention on their site of current allowable levels.
    They are on record as stating there is no need for concern for BC residents from radiation from Japan.

  • bmurr bmurr

    I e-mailed the company that makes the milk I buy asking about radiation testing. Their answer was that the EPA increased testing in response to Fukushima, and that there were not noticeable results.
    I am not saying that they are lying, I’m just in disbelief that there were NO detectable changes.

    Here is their response
    “The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) required by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) applies to all milk (organic & conventional). Radiological assessments are routinely conducted on raw milk in all regions of the country. The testing was increased after the Fukajima incident as a proactive measure. The results are that no changes have been noted. “

  • StillJill StillJill

    +10 yogda!!!!!! LMAO

  • Anthony Anthony

    Hold the cesium: Ways to reduce radiation in your diet

    Staff writer

    Is our food really safe?

    Six months into the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No.1 power plant, this is a question many consumers have been asking — particularly those in eastern Japan who get most of their daily foods from Tohoku, the nation’s agricultural heartland.

  • many moons

    I get the feeling people are waiting for this to all come to an end, but it hasn’t even started yet…..
    250,000 years is about how long we will have to wait for this problem to end….

  • Bobby1

    The bread just started going bad here.

  • yogda yogda

    The reality of radioactive Copper river salmon and the Alaskan crab is enough. Keep the bitching about this at maximum lvl!!!!!

  • many moons

    We should organize a fish fry, invite these researchers then observe their behavior….I think we will get our answer as to the real facts of the study.

  • I read local Vancouver paper today, article in regard to this topic was a small few inch box in middle of paper. Basically said below Health Canada’s “actionable levels,” also said they only did it as a precautionary measure and there is nothing to worry about and no further tests are planned. Pretty sad.
    I remember a time when figures were published. Point is there is detectable levels and disaster is far from resolved.

  • americancommntr

    Whether its the US or Canada, it’s highly likely there are already laws on the books which:
    a) Make fraud illegal
    b) Allow for the punishment of all officials involved, from bottom to top
    c) Allow by ‘quo warranto’ the removal of officials from office, elected or non-elected, for failing to follow the law in their jobs.

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    I hope folks will make the jump to REALIZE that
    there will be no Compensations, no Damages awarded,
    Nothing but Courtroom FOOLISHNESS. The Burrocrats will
    be happy to consume any Monies you care to throw into
    the Fraudulent Legal-Beagle GAME. The Big, Murdering
    Money will happily gobble up ALL of your resources,
    even turn it around so that YOU are the THREAT to
    National Security by Brazenly attacking our Proud
    National Institutional Nuclear GREEN Industry!…So
    I Hope you get it–whistleblowers are suffering,
    Satanists and their fellow-Lodge-followers have All
    the Judgeships, Authority Positions, Power to Lie
    on your Good Name, Lie and Cheat, and Steal, and
    Murder off their competition.
    “Have No Faith in Constitution…
    We are Spirits, in the Material World…”

  • The agitation against the Koodankulam Nuclear Park in Tamilnadu had the unstinted participation of fishermen because fishing was prohibited in a 500 meter zone around the nuclear fence. But this from what we are seeing far away from Fukushima is not enough!

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima: Dangerous radiation recorded in both Toronto and in Oklahoma City

    Date: 24 September 2011
    Posted By : Special to The Canadian

  • Anthony Anthony

    Radioactive Rain In Toronto Canada As Large Scale Government Cover Up Of Radiation Dangers Exposed