Discovery.com: Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima — “In the event of a nuclear Armageddon, don’t eat the steak” — Newborns, fetuses concentrating contamination

Published: January 30th, 2013 at 4:05 pm ET
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Title: Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima
Source: Discovery News
Author: Tim Wall
Date: Jan 30, 2013

Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima

[...] Now, nearly two years after the disaster, those abandoned cattle were found to be contaminated with radioactive elements. Traces of radioactive cesium, silver and tellurium were found in the 79 cattle analyzed by a scientific team led by Nagoya University engineer Toshio Fukuda and published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Fetuses and calves had radioactive materials concentrations up to 1.5 times higher than the adults. The calves had been born, and the fetuses conceived, after the disaster.

In the event of a nuclear Armageddon, don’t eat the steak. Radioactive elements collected most heavily in the cattle’s skeletal muscle. [...]

See also: Gov't to begin testing fetuses for gene mutations in "Fukushima Genomic Analysis"

Published: January 30th, 2013 at 4:05 pm ET
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10 comments to Discovery.com: Radioactive Cattle Found Near Fukushima — “In the event of a nuclear Armageddon, don’t eat the steak” — Newborns, fetuses concentrating contamination

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Not just the steak, everything. The biomagnification will intensify the radiation in pretty much all living things.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      so much for modern day progress. Seems we've been reduced to pulling-up the floor boards and rummaging for sleeping grubs…


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      • Johnny Blade

        I know how you guys and/or gals feel!~I didn't eat at ALL for nearly a week starting on March 17,2011 and didn't drink anything except bottled "purified" water from specific locations & filtration methods and I still had to force myself to chew & swallow ANYTHING because the whole world and everything in it suddenly felt "filthy-dirty" and suspected of being toxic to some degree…I "used" to think of the rain as being a welcome,"gift" from nature in the form of a much-needed "bath" for the city of Chicago to wash all the crack & heroin baggies and orange syringe caps,curbside condoms,ignorant peoples 10 lb. piles of dogshit laid out like a minefield,etc. and wash all the ranking,stanking traces of urban squalor down the sewer and leave things temporarily "clean"(?)~Now I can't remember the last time the air & especially the rains lately including the mixture falling steadily here now haven't been found to have moderate to extremely high readings that STAY high for a longer period with each "wave" of radiation being released or dropping via weather systems,temperature inversions(?),etc. creating "hotspots" along the way too I'm guessing?!!~I'm not like the majority of the public who can somehow conveniently "block" harsh,threatening REALITIES from my thoughts & continue doing things the way I used to without dietary changes,outdoor activities,etc. while they remain blissfully ignorant & my QOL is so trashed I've come up on the word limit before I…


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        • Johnny Blade

          cont'd~even got started describing the different ways! I'm sure I have already at some point in my gloomy,doomy ramblings over the past 2 years now as of March…I occasionally wallow in self-pity but not for long. This stupid bullet hole through my leg doesn't help me in my quest to find reason to even begin trying to become a "positive" person again…how does one do that under the circumstances of the Fukushima ELE and ALL of the other environmental catastrophes that I hadn't given much thought to until the "crash course" of Fukushima?!! I mean I ALWAYS feared,distrusted and disliked everything nuclear but I had the misconception that the companies operating them had them "under control" and under STRICT Govt. regulation with layers of backup safety systems kept in perfect operating order just like the EPA RadNet and that our leadership wouldn't let something so threatening & fragile to even continue to exist,much less be part of the crimes against humanity & nature they turned out to be just as responsible for as the perpetrators,I guess they ARE the perps too!(?) In all honesty when I add together all of the low points of the last few years on a global,national,local & especially "personal" level with my wife getting cancer & seizure disorder,(asthma BAD today)and newly diagnosed close family both starting chemo today & tomorrow and the huge bullet hole in my leg,etc.-some days I wish I'd never wake up! :( ~ I need a WAAAHmbulance!~LOL~G-NITE ALL!~**


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          • Johnny Blade

            Sorry I'm babbling & rambling in my "test run" behind the keyboard while full of opiate-based pain meds(& "full of _it"too,lol)-so I'm gonna take a break from the keyboard until I can stay focused both visually and on topic! I'll check in from time to time but I guess my health issue will take a bit longer before it starts getting any better..(it sucks actually) :( Alright-I'm done whining & gonna try to sleep a few hours again. TAKE CARE ENEWSER's,friends, and those window-shopping for the truth about nukes! ~BLADE OUT~ :)


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            • 16Penny 16Penny

              Johnny, thank you for being so open with your feelings, even if it is a side effect of medication. I too hesitate to go outside whenever it is raining or snowing now. It, radiation exposure, is on my mind most of the day now. I started to wonder if I was just being paranoid, even earlier today. Then I remember that our own commander in chief ran from the initial plume with his tail tucked to S. America and Africa. Some leader. I don't think we are crazy but then it is hard to self diagnose mental disorders from one's own point of view. I don't trust my food anymore either, especially fast food. They get the cheapest ingredients they can find and I bet the crap produce from Japan is being sold cheap. Then our own domestic produce, what can we do now? The genie is out. Someone let him free from his bondage and no one has any good answers for getting him contained again, not a clue.


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            • dharmasyd dharmasyd

              JoBlades…I hear you. I think I understand. I'm 80, so my life has already been lived, so perhaps it is easy for me to say "sayonara!"

              I've spent so many years, decades actually, researching healthy foods, limiting my intake of poisons that, after BP and readin labels to select food not from GOM, the Fuku and giving up more and more foods until there is almost nothing left to eat, I have given up.

              I think we have written the death knell on the survival of our species. We will take many more life forms with us. So, althoug, I don't go out of my way to poison myself, I eat what I want. Do I want to be one of the last few survivors on this golden sphere, alone? Perhaps, if I had children, it would be different. Perhaps I could maintain some hope that my genes might form the basis of new life. But, with no heirs, I prefer to eat ice cream, lobsters, sea foods. I'll be dead soon anyway; and living with this knowledge cannot be construed as fun nor enlightening nor even positive.

              I send you best wishes in your journey, and the same for all of us, regardless of what means for coping we choose, individually. May the Life Form do better next time.


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            • Johnny, good rant man! Don't ignore reality, confront it, b-slap if needed.

              What kind of Geiger you running, I am moving to Midwest so curious what kind of readings you are getting?


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    Surprise, surprise…

    It' so bright on top of the foodchain.

    h.


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