CBS promotes Fukushima-area seafood; Better if it’s allowed to contain more radioactive waste? — CBS email to US Gov’t: The best way for NRC to calm Americans’ nuclear anxiety is to be interviewed by ’60 Minutes’

Published: December 18th, 2013 at 3:06 pm ET
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CBS News, Dec. 19, 2013: [...] seafood samples will be checked for radiation — part of Japan’s fight to restore confidence in its food supply after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. [...] Under unusually conservative radiation safety limits enacted in the wake of the Fukushima accident in March 2011, a reading of more than 100 bequerels per kilogram triggers an automatic ban. [...] critics have argued that Japan’s safety standard — created to reassure terrified citizens after the catastrophe — is unnecessarily low. Ken Buesseler, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts who has studied marine contamination, wrote in the magazine Science that tightening safety standards “may have had the opposite effect, as the public now sees more products considered unfit for human consumption.” [...] “Sometimes we are tempted to take a bite,” one employee tells us [...] A team of experts from the IAEA recently backed Japan’s claim that radiation levels, despite ongoing problems with wastewater leaks at the crippled nuclear plant, were returning to normal. [...] Tokyo is anxious to make the nation’s food producers as globally focused and competitive as their colleagues in the auto industry. [...]

Email from CBS producer Daniel Ruetenik to a spokesperson at U.S. embassy in Tokyo, Mar. 14, 2011: [...] we’d like to request an interview with members of the NRC team once they have finished their analysis. Speaking with 60 Minutes would be the best way to reach the largest audience and calm the growing anxiety amongst Americans about the dangers from the nuclear release. [...]

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142 comments to CBS promotes Fukushima-area seafood; Better if it’s allowed to contain more radioactive waste? — CBS email to US Gov’t: The best way for NRC to calm Americans’ nuclear anxiety is to be interviewed by ’60 Minutes’

  • dajson dajson

    What a bunch of conspiracy theorists. There is no danger coming from Fukishima. Everything is just fine and this is all just a bunch of fear mongering. How do I know? Obviously if there was any dangers half as bad as some people are making this out to be in this comment section then my Television news would be convering Fukishima 24/7. So nothing to see here folks. Let's all move along now.


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    • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

      HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahah!!!!!!!

      Oh, wait… You were serious.

      Dear sir, do you know what the words 'media blackout' mean at all?

      Ne'ertheless:
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      Then again, you may be right. There probably isn;t any danger of radiation from 'Fukishima'. From Fukushima, maybe, but 'Fukishima'? No wouldn't worry about that.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    There is no illusion here and those educated at Berkeley are finally catching on.

    They actually have a Nuclear Department and all results posted here are based on science.

    Once a Manmade Nuclear created radioactive isotope is released it will cause damage to all biological life it (the Manmade Radioactive Isotope) comes into contact with until is does it's final decay process.

    There is nothing to prove any dilution takes place anywhere, anytime with these created many varied decay rate manmade isotopes when you deal within the world of physics.

    You might spread them around a little, but they are still here and will remain hot for their designated life spans.
    1. Dilution has already been proven false and radiation signatures picked up all over the world.
    2. No one has proved anything concerning any recent animal deaths recently around the world…fact!
    3. Banana comparison is false since one is natural and one is manmade. They are not the same.
    4. Hype? 31,750,000 million people will die from cancer in Japan and this is/since/after the 1945 bomb detonations and it's getting worse. They call this hype? They should dump the beer and wine out/down the drain, turn off the TV, and then throw the bong in the trash!

    All their points made have been refuted by me and they are all sadly in denial and I feel so sad for each of them.. :(

    Numbers do not lie and yes it is called science… :)


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  • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

    The entire first paragraph is full of lolworthy points:

    "seafood samples will be checked for radiation — part of Japan’s fight to restore confidence in its food supply after the Fukushima nuclear disaster."

    Lolwut? How can you restore confidence in a clearly harmful product? Somehow I doubt that people will start buying more Shimeji 'shrooms (http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/12/434000-bqkg-of-cs-134137-from-shimeji-mushroom-in-minamisoma-city-4340-times-much-as-safety-limit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29) just because nuclear industry-owned monitoring bodies are set up and 'concrete' 'safety limits' are implemented, and re-implemented over and over (ad-infinitum). After all, we wouldn't want to worry the peoples, would we?

    "A team of experts from the IAEA recently backed Japan’s claim that radiation levels, despite ongoing problems with wastewater leaks at the crippled nuclear plant, were returning to normal."

    How can chemicals with half-lives of hundreds to potentially billions of years be decreasing? And if they are 'decreasing' on paper, then where are they ending up? Californian mandarins maybe? Yeah, I think that, from now on, I'll pass on any 'data' from the IAEA shills. So thanks, but no thanks.

    Also, how can so-called proffesionals in the field so blatantlycontradict themselves by saying that leaks are on-going, yet radiation levels are returning to normal; the 'new…


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    • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

      :-/
      Do they honestly think that when people are fatigued, and have to deal with a myriad of physical and mental health problems, as well as ongoing problems with healthy food/water supplies, that an interview with some suit on '60 minutes' is gonna 'boost morale' and make them and their families feel better?

      When dealing with a problem such as this, people will demand actions, not words.


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    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      ""A team of experts from the IAEA recently backed Japan’s claim that radiation levels, despite ongoing problems with wastewater leaks at the crippled nuclear plant, were returning to normal.""

      From a purely technical stand point they are correct. Each disintegration represents a step closer to the radiation being emitted coming to and end. This will take dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions and billions of years, but every second they are that much closer 'to normal'. The vast majority of people will miss this point unfortunately.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Normal..that's a good one! :)


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