Reuters, Apr. 29, 2014: A sample of albacore tuna caught off the shores of Oregon and Washington state have small levels of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, researchers said on Tuesday. [...]
USA Today, Apr. 28, 2014: Radiation in some albacore tuna caught off the Oregon coast tripled [...] The . . . → Read More: USA Today: Radiation tripled in some albacore tuna off West Coast after Fukushima — Bioaccumulating in bones, not only flesh — “Additional exposures to plume could further increase radiation levels” — NOAA-funded study to expand after ‘significant’ findings (AUDIO)
Mother Jones, August 16, 2013: [The] Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes to build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses.
Access to Energy Newsletter, April 1, 1997: All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it . . . → Read More: Chairman of Oregon Republican Party suggests dropping nuclear waste from airplanes for its health benefits — Wants to put radioactive material from San Onofre into drinking water (VIDEO)
Title: Should We Be More Worried About Nuclear Sushi? Source: OnEarth Magazine Author: Brad Jacobson Date: March 14, 2013
[...] Stories you’ll read about [Daniel Madigan, a marine biology graduate student at Stanford University] and his unsettling [California bluefin tuna] findings all have one thing in common: buried somewhere, usually about halfway down the . . . → Read More: Propaganda on U.S. radioactive tuna exposed — “The stories all have one thing in common…”
Title: Does the Fukushima NPP disaster affect the caesium activity of North Atlantic Ocean fish? Source: Biogeosciences Discussions Authors: G. Kanisch and M.-O. Aust; Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Hamburg, Germany Date Published: March 5, 2013 h/t het
Fillet samples of marine fish collected from the East/West Greenland current (GC) and from the Baltic . . . → Read More: Study: Fukushima fallout detected in fish from Atlantic Ocean
Title: Bluefin Tuna Caught Near California Still Radioactive Years After Fukushima Source: The Huffington Post Author: Joe Satran Date: Feb. 21, 2013
[...] researchers have found trace levels of radiation still lingering in [bluefin tuna] flesh almost two years after the catastrophe at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. And the 50 tuna they . . . → Read More: HuffPost: Alarming that bluefin tuna near California still have Fukushima contamination — Study shows plant ‘most likely’ continues to leak
Forbes, Feb. 20, 2013: [...] Last week one of the authors of the study from last year, Daniel J. Madigan from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station—along with five other scientists— published a new follow-up study. The main question that this new study wanted to answer: Would the migratory Bluefin tuna show up again a . . . → Read More: U.S. bluefin tuna still contaminated with Fukushima radiation — Study: Cesium found in 100% of small, recently migrated tuna tested
Greenpeace tested Pacific cod from Hokkaido in November 2012, results translated by Fukushima Diary:
Origin: Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost prefecture) Sold at: Uny Totsuka Yokohama Cesium-134: 27 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) Cesium-137: 51 Bq/kg Total: 78 Bq/kg (Gov’t Limit: 100 Bq/kg) See also: Pacific cod fish shipments in Aomori suspended, 200 miles from Fukushima — . . . → Read More: Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima
Title: Above-Limit Cesium Found in Rice in Miyagi Pref. Source: Jiji Press Date: Jan. 10 h/t Enformable
The Miyagi prefectural government said Thursday that radioactive cesium exceeding a new state-set limit has been found in rice produced last year by a farm in the city of Kurihara [...]
The rice contained up to 240 . . . → Read More: ‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture
Title: Dietary Intake of Radiocesium in Adult Residents in Fukushima Prefecture and Neighboring Regions after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: 24 hr-Food Duplicate Survey in December 2011 Source: Environmental Science & Technology (American Chemical Society) Authors: Kouji H Harada , Yukiko Fujii , Ayumu Adachi , Ayako Tsukidate , Fumikazu Asai , and . . . → Read More: Study: Radioactive cesium in 25 of 26 food samples from Fukushima prefecture
Title: Spike in iodine-131 found in city water Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Author: Sandy Bauers Date: December 7, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip
Levels of radioactive iodine-131 in a city drinking-water intake rose to their highest level yet [...]
“The biggest message is that it’s not a health issue,” said David Allard, director of the state . . . → Read More: Levels of Iodine-131 spike to highest levels yet in Philadelphia water supply — Almost double permissible limit
Curium: The discovery of curium, as well as americium, in 1944 was closely related to the Manhattan Project [...] For research purposes, curium is obtained by irradiating not uranium but plutonium, which is available in large amounts from spent nuclear fuel.
Title: Coexisting With Nature Source: NHK Upload by: MissingSky101 Date Published: August 27, . . . → Read More: NHK shows curium detection 100 km from Fukushima plant? — Professor: Wind blew this way and radiation levels were high as Fukushima City (VIDEO)
(Subscription Only) Title: Fukushima trout log radioactivity level over 100 times gov’t limit Source: Kyodo Date: Nov. 17, 2010
A mountain trout caught in a Fukushima Prefecture river [Niida River in Minamisoma city] returned a radioactive cesium reading of 11,400 becquerels per kilogram, more than 100 times the government-set limit for food items, a . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Radioactive trout over 100 times gov’t limit caught in Fukushima river
Title: The Next Fukushima is Ready & Waiting Source: The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann Date: Nov 14, 2012 h/t MsMilkytheclown
At 4:30 in
Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear (former radioactive waste specialist at NIRS): The regulations in the US are worse than the regulations in Japan in terms of radioactive contamination [...]
The difference . . . → Read More: US importing food from Japan that’s considered unfit to eat there? (VIDEO)
(Subscription Only) Title: Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study Source: Asahi Author: HIROSHI ISHIZUKA Date: November 13, 2012
Persistently high radioactivity in some fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked a government investigation into the physiological basis for contamination and why radiation readings in some specimens remain hundreds of times . . . → Read More: Asahi: Gov’t worried about highly radioactive fish — Why are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe limits?
Title: RadNet Source: US EPA h/t Fukushima Diary
Uranium-238 in 2011: 0.000215 picocuries per cubic meter (pCi/m3) Uranium-238 in 2010: 4 attocuries per cubic meter (aCi/m3)
The conversion factor is 1 picorcurie = 1,000,000 attocuries
This equals 215 aCi/m3 in 2011 compared to 4 aCi/m3 in 2010, a 53-fold increase.
The EPA’s ‘risk range . . . → Read More: Uranium-238 spiked to 50 times normal levels in Hawaii air after Fukushima disaster — EPA changed unit of measurement after decades
>> Follow-up to: More US tuna contaminated — Study: Entire food web “including humans” may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast <<
Title: Radioactive traces from Japan found in NW albacore tuna Source: NWCN Date: Oct. 25, 2012
Reporter: The researchers point out these are preliminary findings. They plan to . . . → Read More: TV: Could radioactivity levels in US tuna go up even? Are fish headed here with higher levels? (VIDEO)
Source: http://www.pices.int/outgoing/PICES-2012/Abstracts/S11/8703_Brodeur-j.doc Backup: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Vj5eDhzn7CgJ:www.pices.int/outgoing/PICES-2012/Abstracts/S11/8703_Brodeur-j.doc+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjGotfpC0ZEwJiS9GUndMw563-NnwTuqsBtLqfK-hw4FHtPXlJL131paSVMypTqYSH-fH54vDtK0SpsIfNPDWKpuuAH2RLc_Cwp7kHf8yH1fNimHJK3SvRZfk_jUOP-tWUA8TaI&sig=AHIEtbSqAcU45LImvzeUkyA9X0HimWcmjw
Fisheries researcher Jason Phillips bleeds a just-caught albacore tuna into a collection bag (By Cisco Werner, Southwest Fisheries Science Center)
Presented: Oct. 16, 2012 in Hiroshima, Japan
Title: Assessment and characterization of radionuclide concentrations from the Fukushima Reactor release in the plankton and nekton communities of . . . → Read More: More US tuna contaminated — Study: Entire food web “including humans” may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast
(Subscription Only) Title: Radioactive cesium level of Fukushima rice exceeds allowable limitSource: Kyodo NewsDate: Oct. 24, 2012
Rice produced by a farmer in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, returned a radioactive cesium reading of 110 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the regulatory maximum of 100, the prefectural government said Wednesday.
While it is the first time that . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Rice exceeds new cesium limit for first time — 60 km from Fukushima plant
Title: Cesium above new limit in Miyagi beef Source: Jiji Date: Oct. 18, 2012
Radioactive cesium levels above the government’s new limit have been found in beef from Miyagi Prefecture, the prefectural government said.
Meat from a cow shipped by a farmer in Tome was found to contain more than 150 becquerels of radioactive . . . → Read More: Radioactive beef over cesium limit from cow raised far outside Fukushima… As Fukushima beef shipments to US resume this week
Title: The Fact of shock!! Made in Fukushima that dangerous rice Source: 148production Date: Oct 10,2012
The Fact of shock!! Made in Fukushima that dangerous rice.
Motomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture [~58km from Fukushima Daiichi].
We are to announce that made a dangerous rice in Fukushima.
Made in this rice paddy rice will be . . . → Read More: Video: Radioactivity of 14,600 Bq/m2 in rice paddy soil far from Fukushima plant — Crop to be sold in Japan this year
ABC Australia’s Mark Willacy, August 27, 2012 at 10:26a ET:
Shipments of Pacific cod caught off Aomori, 320km north of Fukushima, suspended after high levels of radioactive caesium found in fish there
Shipments of Pacific cod caught off Aomori, 320km north of Fukushima, suspended after high levels of radioactive caesium found in fish . . . → Read More: Pacific cod fish shipments in Aomori suspended, 200 miles from Fukushima — “High levels of radioactive caesium found”
Follow-up to: Highest Yet: Fish 20 times more radioactive than any other caught since 3/11 — 380 times limit for cesium -NHK
(Subscription Only) Title: Radiation 258 times legal limit found in fish off Fukushima Source: AJW Asahi Date: Aug 22, 2012
The reading for two rock trout, caught about 20 kilometers to . . . → Read More: Official: “Way beyond the levels recorded before, it is worrying” — Suggests more releases from Fukushima plant may be causing extreme contamination -Asahi