Dozens of radioactive tires from Japan confiscated by Russians: “Emitting excess levels of gamma and beta rays” — “Unsafe to bring into Russia”

Published: December 4th, 2011 at 6:31 am ET


Russian police confiscate radioactive Japanese car tyres, Times Live, Dec. 1, 2011:

Police in the Russian Pacific port city Vladivostok confiscated a shipping container from Japan that had dozens of radioactive car tyres in it, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

A total 29 tyres in the shipment were emitting excess levels of gamma and beta rays, making them unsafe to bring into Russia, a port official said.

“There’s a good chance the radioactive tyres are a result of the Fukushima accident,” said Ivan Skogorev, a safety inspector. […]

Published: December 4th, 2011 at 6:31 am ET


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124 comments to Dozens of radioactive tires from Japan confiscated by Russians: “Emitting excess levels of gamma and beta rays” — “Unsafe to bring into Russia”

  • maaa

    Freaking Japs exporting death to the rest of the WORLD!!

    • bmurr bmurr

      I wouldn’t go throwing Japanese people under the bus. I blame the governments and countries that are importing goods from Japan and putting their citizens at an unnecessary risk.

    • stock

      Have a little bit of decorum if you wish to change the world. Otherwise you will just be seen as an extremist or a racist.

      • jec jec

        Stock, agree. And hope we all try to make reasonable comments, not trying to “make news” but just stating the truth from webcams, comments from reports, etc. There is no need to go overboard..its too difficult and terrible a world wide disaster as it is. And, on its own, Japan government and TEPCO seem unable or unwilling to step up to do their best to protect their citizens –or the environment.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Nor would I use an historical racial slur as you have to voice my opinion.

    • jonjon

      The Japanese are probably not exporting any of these tires. Usually it’s the Russian mafia and the Pakistanis that are in the stolen car and tire export business in Japan. I know that for a fact as I know a few of them doing this. I wouldn’t be surprised is they went to the exclusion zone to remove car tires and then ship them to Japan.

      • jonjon

        I mean to Russia instead of Japan at the end of the sentence.

      • Fall out man!

        It is very likely that the tires were legitimately exported second hand tires. For example, New Zealand imports not just second hand cars from Japan, but also second hand tires. We will be getting the same radioactive tires here.

        Note that second hand Japanese cars are being exported to both Australia and New Zealand that contain air filters (both engine and air cond filters) that according to tests commissioned by both Arnold Gunderson and Dr Chris Busby (separately and independantly of one another) contain high concentrations of “hot particles”.

        Hot particles cannot be detected with a geiger counter unless the counter happens to be right over one. However, changing an air filter is likely to send some into the air and if someone breaths a particle in, it will stay with them for life irradiating the cells around it.

        Both Aus and NZ govts have chosen only to run a geiger counter over some cars and pretended there is no problem with hot particles or with air filters. Its a tragedy, many mechanics are likely to die of lung cancer or other radiation related diseases as a result of this. Its a disgrace and the governments own experts must be aware of it.

        It would cost so little to simply change the air filters in Japan. Unfortunately we will not see such imports banned as its a huge industry with real influence on our government.

        So when you consider that is going on, its hardly surprising that dangerously radioactive tires are being exported as well.

        Come to think of it, just days ago there was a report on enenews of Japan exporting rice to Vietnam. The “safety” limits are so high for radiation in food in Japan, and the testing designed to find as little as possible that no doubt its a disaster for the Vietnamese.

        So I do not believe it takes gangsters to send dangerously radioactive vehicle parts out of Japan.

        Full credit to the Russians for actually testing the tires properly. We have not done that in the “civilized” west.

        • jonjon

          Most second hand cars exporters are some sort of gangsters in Japan.. You don’t have to do anything non legitimate or outlawed these days to be a gangster… you just need to have contacts in Russia and often that implies getting your hands dirty. Just talking from my own experience and the people that I know that are in this business..

  • Glad someone is taking a stand and it in the news, maybe the rest of the world will get it, if it is from Japan it is very likely radioactive ! We warned people in March, 9 months ago !

  • goathead goathead

    It’s up to everyone to have their own personal Geiger counters now!
    Boycotting Japanese goods will highlight the issue and get some debate going!

    • Boycott Japanese goods period ! No Geiger counters needed !

      It’s not a movement against the Japanese, but a move to show the conditions they are working and living in and may get results for their aid and get them out of there that want to leave !

      • moonshellblue moonshellblue

        I think our fate is in Hillary’s hands and she has allowed shipments from Japan. So, perhaps we all do need geiger counters.

        • maaa

          You know what, under category 2 food, your government >>>FDA<<< states they will allow it in if the Jap can prove its safety. Tell me it sounds right.

          • Like the rice that is mislabeled to avoid checks them label from different prefectures to go to be feed to unsuspecting people ?! The bad rice they from fuka that was said to have been checked they were going to sell to Okinawa that was over the limit !
            Trust them to check ???????????

        • moonshellblue,
          Many can not afford a Geiger counter such as myself !
          I stayed away of all know produce that Japan export’s !

          • Human0815

            You can build your own Geiger for 12.50- 20USD.

            This is a very simple one but it protect you from your own Fear!


            There is no need to avoid Japanese Products
            because of Radiation
            (mostly Harmless, H2G2-Style),
            alone the political Situation of Disinformation should be the Main-Reason!

            • By the way the Imagesco is very good calibrated we checked it at the research center – they also have test sources (excempt quantity)

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              If you think radiation is mostly harmless, I think I will not try out a homemade geiger counter. Maybe mostly useless and harmful advice also.

              • Human0815

                Do i wrote that “Radiation” is harmless?
                If so please excuse me, i am not native in English, i thought that i wrote “Japanese Products are mostly Harmless”!

                Homemade Geiger are as good as other Geiger under 1.500USD!

                And yes, the Soeks is very convenient
                and easy to use!

              • Important to know: if you don’t measure counts or have low values (or whatever) it does not mean is harmless.
                Only the reverse is more important: If you measure something (more counts than xxx) it probably more harmful. Better to avoid higher values. This has to do with probabilty. A single gamma ray (nobody has measured …) can hit the genetic part of your cell at the right place and turn it into a cancer. But the less do hit the better is the chance not to get problems. So absolute values are great to know but relative values can be helpful event with low cost devices. An dprecise instruments with spectrum etc. are very high cost – good to know where the radiation comes from, but the cell does not care about where the deadly ray comes from.

          • Thats the reason we have developed an App using the camera as a sensor (not that sensitiv to low radiation but enought for warnings) together with the Helmholtz Research Center and their radiation sources for calibration. Currently for Android will come for iPhone also.
            Its really affordable. At the moment is more a sponsering from our side (to buy all different kind of phones for testing)than gaining money, but we thought that could help a little bit. Devices start sensoring mainly gamma rays from 2-10 uGy/h (depends on the device)

            • sophiesChoice


              Does this app work on the HTC incredible, and does it need calibration?


              • Yes we calibrated the HTC Incredible S, has around 1182 counts for 100 uGy/h. You find the data in our table on the homepage.
                Of course each phone is a little bit different, but should be usually within 30% except if youhave some noise pixels which we will handle in one of the next updates. The incredible S is quite good from 1 uGy/H to 1 Gy/h almost linear (see graphic on the hP). (1Gy/h is around 1Sv/h for beta, gamma) Calibration is done with a filtered CS137 source (gamma only)

          • Another low cost device is the SOEKs (russian with LCD display latest version 1.CL) its using a classic GM tube and is very small (beta & gamma). Works till around 320 uSv/h (then saturation with our test device). Buts thats handy to check for dangerous sources when getting food etc.
            By the way its not that important which absolute values are displayed. If I have the choice between two food sources, one with a high and one with a low count, I would better select the one with low counts (or non).

            The mentioned Imesco can also measure alpha particles. Our App can also measure Neutrons, Myons and Protons (under test) and pulsed x-rays.

        • many moons

          I’d like to see her removed from her postion for signing that lopsided agreement. She may have Japan’s interest at heart but where is her loyalty to the people she is suppose to serve in the US?She is a US public servant protecting the interest of a foreign country…sounds like treason to me!

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            many moons, You do not understand the position of the US Secretary of State. Whoever has this position doesn’t act as an individual, but as the representative of the Administration. She is following orders. At the very least, Hillary is following orders from Obama. Or, more probably, from the Shadow Government. She only has this job because she is willing to follow the orders of whoever is in charge. Anyway, she is leaving by the end of 2012, as she has stated before. Obama is the pawn of the nuclear industry. She campaigned against nuclear power. Although she won the nomination by the vote of the American voters in the primary contests, the party bigwigs gave the nomination to Obama. I was personally at a caucus that was illegally run. It was a shock to me. I had had no first hand knowledge of how corrupt the system is at that time, though I had read newspaper accounts or on TV of how Bush was illegally elected in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004. There seems to be no remedy for corruption.

            • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

              You would say that she is just following orders…

              Ron Paul for President!

              “Not known to many Americans is that the giant global investment firm Goldman Sachs put Obama into office by being its top donor and after winning the Presidency put so many of its former executives into the US government it is known as the “Wall Street Cabinet.”

              “The reason for Goldman Sachs, and other top American and European banksters, putting Obama into office, this report continues, was to loot the Americans taxpayers of an estimated $100 Trillion…nearly $30 Trillion of which went directly into the pockets of international banksters around the world and another $70 Trillion in lost home values, stock portfolios and pensions funds.”

              “The main conduit of this massive theft was the US Federal Reserve System which during the 2008 Financial Crisis secretly doled out, without the American peoples knowledge, over $16 Trillion to European banks and companies and another nearly $8 Trillion in “secret loans” to the largest banks in the United States.”

              “Causing Obama and his bankster allies to fear Ron Paul, this report continues, is the Congressman’s ability to hold US Congressional hearings on the $8 Trillion in secret loans to the largest banks in American without the public’s knowledge exposing this largest theft in human history and laying bare for all to see the total criminality of their entire elite political, financial and corporate class.”

              “Though the US mainstream media has virtually ignored Ron Paul’s candidacy the American people themselves appear to have broken through this deliberate government ordered blackout of his Presidential run as evidenced by his rise in the polls in the first campaign States of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, which should he win them all would assure him the Republican nomination.”


              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Wake up! Ron Paul is in favor of nuclear energy and for continuing all the subsidies to the nuclear industry. He is an Illuminati and a Mason and uses all their secret hand signals. If he were to be elected he would be following orders too or the elite would assassinate him. He is for giving all the money to the top 1% even more than any of the Republicans or Democrats. Also he would abolish all student loans. Then no one would be educated except the top 1 or 2%.

                God help America if he is elected.

                • mikey

                  Dont often agree with u Anne but u nailed this one! Nobody wants to hear that Ron Paul is THEIR guy not ours! He is the ultimate sleeper agent and how will u tell? He will live to see his election- Hey if he dont live I will apologize to anybody on Enenews that supported him- There is no election process anymore its a scam has been for decades- I loved clinton then found out how much he destroyed the economy with that Free trade crap- Please keep looking to elections and petitions as the crooks keep stealin u blind…

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                The Republicans are only about 35% of the electorate at most. Half of that at most 18% of the people might be for Ron Paul. He doesn’t represent the 99% at all.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Ron Paul on Nuclear Energy and Japan 03/15/11 [Video]
                Ron Paul says nuclear power is the safest energy there is. He’s afraid that no new nuclear plants will be built. He thinks they should build more nuclear power plants. Thinks Fukushima won’t be that bad.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Ron Paul and Freemasonry
                “This does not prove anything in that regard, however it makes the probability that he is a Freemason very much higher since Eastern Star members are generally married to Freemason husbands, Rainbow girls are generally children of masons and because Ron Paul’s father was also a mason. And in addition, according to the comment, he “respects the organization”, which is wholly uncharacteristic of anyone who is supposedly fighting against the masonically-inspired New World Order. Ron Paul is also an unofficial member of the John Birch Society, which was founded by masons, funded by Nelson Rockefeller and run by Jesuit-trained Knights of Malta. In other words, the JBS is a gatekeeper organization, designed to control the opposition and make sure nothing substantial is ever done to impede the New World Order system which just keeps on rolling over humanity….”

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Ron Paul and Alex Jones Hide Vatican And Jesuit Order Evils In NWO
                “Rep. Ron Paul (RDL-Tex) like House leader Nancy Pelosi are nothing more than traitors and shills for the Vatican and Jesuit Order, according to researchers and historians not afraid to ruffle feathers inside the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

                “Although alternative broadcasters like Alex Jones and others like to tell people that Rep. Paul and several other liberals in the House and Senate can save America from the evils of the New World Order, these fake news broadcasters fail to tell listeners the ‘other side of story.’

                “And according to these researchers, the “other side of the story” is, of course, the Vatican and Jesuit Order involvement in the takeover of America.

                “Further, by hiding these Vatican facts from the public, all of the above, including Rep. Paul and the fake broadcasters like Jones are, in fact, working for Vatican interests as well, according to researchers finally pinning the Vatican for its role in the NOW”

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Ron Paul Freemason Rosecrucian, ILLUMINATI connection EXPOSED!”

            • many moons

              You are certainly right, I was speaking about an idea that was put forth at the earliest beginings of the of the United States, before it became mired in coruption with twisted values that don’t take into account the people who live in the US and PAY TAXES in the US!!!!!!
              Americans have every right to question the behavior of people who don’t follow the rules that helped found the US. If we don’t ..then we are more lost than they are. OCCUPY OCCUPY OCCUPY QUESTION RALLY ARGUE STAND UP FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE.
              Let Hillary eat Sushi!

  • You can not recall a Cancer episode !

  • Just because ‘some countries’ have allow the poisons into their countries, it dose no let these business off the hook for sending death to our homes and offices and put our bodies in them to transport our children and selfs !

  • maaa

    OCCUPY NUCLEAR! AND BIG OIL! Release Water powered vehicle technology!

  • radegan

    If only they could figure out how to use the radioactive car parts to recharge the batteries in electric models. Might be cheaper to buy one for a song and get a radsuit to wear while driving.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Then they would have to figure out where to dispose of all the rad suits?

    • Rad proof parking lots ???

      Children’s wear rad proof suits, and jumpers for babies !

      Rad suit disposal drive ups !

      Rad proof car wash and wax’s !

      Rad proof gas !

      Anyone like to add to this ridiculous list ???

      Great idea, rad cars !!!!

      : (

  • radegan

    Actually, given the contamination of Japan, I think Hitachi, et al, should be working on what I’ll call the “AstroApartment Suit”. A turtle like radiation resistant suit that you live in. Think of it like a tiny RV with legs. It would solve homeless problems around the world. It could make from bulletproof materials as well, so you’d be safe sleeping in the East Village on the street. A small display for the helmet tv and internet and a cell phone insert. You’d need a water hookup for showers in the suit and a toilet tank that empties and some kind of hookup for…you know, intimacies. Can’t you just see the homeless man in Tokyo watching a tv ad for one – “Gee, if only I had a Hitachi Astro-Apartment Suit, I wouldn’t be homeless or irradiated.”

  • arclight arclight

    01 Dec 2011 Last updated at 06:58:00 GMTJapan scrap exports down 11.1% in Oct

    “TOKYO (Scrap Monster): Japan exported 442 thousand tons of scrap in October, down by 11.1% year on year and decreased by 4.5% from the previous month.

    Among them, the scrap exports to China was 187 thousand tons, up 8.8%; 246 thousand tons South Korea, down 19.7%, both compared to that in the same period of last year……”

    10 percent reduction in the middle of a recession! shows quite a strong industry then?

    • arclight arclight

      do they use recycled metal in the tyres?

      • Human0815

        @ arclight,

        this Tyres was old and used ones,
        a lot of used Cars and parts of it go to Russia/ Vladivostok. It is actually very close to Hokkaido!

        • arclight arclight

          sorry about that human, missed your post as i was having a tyre industry moment there! 🙂 seems as though alot of scrap metal is going to china and korea though? salt damaged car bodies would be scrapped? am i right?

          • Human0815


            This is depending on the circumstances,
            in a Town it is difficult to “forget” your Car
            but in the countryside it is very common
            (to forget or to lose the car)

            Metal Scrap is a Multi-Billion USD Business
            but i doubt that the clean and decontaminate the Metals at the moment but i read a few days ago that they start to do so:

            Don’t believe the Bullocks that every Product is deadly contaminated here,
            all Products are checked because they need a certificate to get exported.

            I don’t know if this Regulation is a must for used Articles and Goods!

            Just use Scroogle and search for Certification+Radiation+Export


            • arclight arclight

              “Don’t believe the Bullocks that every Product is deadly contaminated here,”

              i dont.. but there are issues measuring plutonium contamination for instance and there is a reason that busby was unable to set up the busbylab in japan, oh and a co-ordinated attack on him from imperial university no less!! from geraldine thomas who eats no less!! no less!

              do we believe that japan industry self monitors 100 percent of the products (billions of tons of goods) are all cesium free?? when it takes so long for them to “believe” in bioaccummation, and the japanese consumer being some sort of re-trial guinea pigs for the NEW science of low dose impacts on the human body, discounting belarus and the polygon victims of kazahkstan,, the people of belarus were encouraged by the help being offered at the time,, help that is being withdrawn as we speak, 26 years on…

              so i am overly suspicious of the claim of 100 percent isotope free and suspect that there are hotspots in the products that will be found due to the use of citizen giegers.. bit of a waiting game..

              could be solved by doing the proper testing that safecast is trying to do?? wonder if safecast are having similar problems to busby??

            • Fall out man!

              @Human0815 – Both Enenews and particluarly ex-skf blogspot have previously reported how testing of food products and vehicles is done in japan. The testing is designed to find nothing. Its a disgrace.

              Initially green tea from japan was only tested for radioactive iodine. (ignoring cesium, plutionium, uranium, strontium et al) Because of the short half life on iodine they could simply store it for 80 days before testing and still export it. Worse yet, they allowed contaminated tea to be mixed with uncontaminated tea to bring it down below their radiation limits. No matter how dilute they make it, hot particles will still be in there. Once some poor person drinks a hot particle in, due to the charge on it, it will very likely lodge in their gut for life radiating the cells around it.

              When testing rice, Ex-skf reported (a Japanese blog) that only a tiny percentage of rice was being tested.

              Animals were tested for radiation before selling their meat by running a geiger counter over them! What a joke! France rejected radioactive tea from Japan months ago.

              Remember that the Japanese government fed beef from Fukushima to school children, because it was the cheapest beef available.

              Here’s a couple of links I found with a quick google search. There are many such links on this enenews as well.


              I was staggered to learn on Ex-skf that some areas that are obviously contaminated only had voluntary radiation testing of rice.

              The testing has been clearly designed to find nothing while allowing the government to claim testing has been done.

              People need to wake up to that. If people stopped buying Japanese food until it was properly tested, then suddenly the Japanese government would find they were able to test it properly.

              • Fall out man!

                This is the attitude of the Japanese government. They don’t want to test anything, but where they have to for public relations purposes, they set up the test in such a way that it will find nothing. Absolutely, Nothing.


              • Human0815

                I was talking about Articles for the Export!

                And of course, there are errors and mistakes like everywhere.

                I am one of this Guys who want much more testing and check up as well as a control of this.

                I remember from my country that a few month was needed before the control mechanism worked well, when it is not working here in Japan in 2012 i would become angry but not jet.

                We have 3 molten Cores here,
                the whole Plant had an explosion and trillions of trillions of Bq escaped,
                this led to contamination and there is no need to deny this but we also should not forget this!


                Busby is not well accepted in many circles around the world,
                Safecast itself is and will be neutral
                and Busby isn`t!

                • arclight arclight

                  “I am one of this Guys who want much more testing and check up as well as a control of this”

                  busby is a small cog in a big organisation that believes his and others theories on low dose damage.. unlike anne coulter!
                  “Busby is not well accepted in many circles around the world”

                  also you dont think green actions fukushima update page always having strange script errors is not suspicious? the rest of the site works ok!

                  i think safecast are great! shame the japanese authorities hinder this great idea by banning the import of thousands of giegers though! seems like nothing is straightforward in this world 🙁 thanks for the reply!

                  • Human0815


                    is there a “reliable Source” for the Info than Japon is banning the import of Geiger Counter?


                    • arclight arclight

                      @ 1.15 “2,500 giegers”
                      need to contact the politician geezer mentioned 🙂

                    • Human0815


                      “25.000 Geiger” in one Parcel will be, of course, stopped because they need a import declaration!

                      The Import of Geiger Counter is
                      available, possible and plausible because they are cheaper than the Japanese ones!

                    • arclight arclight

                      “25.000 Geiger” in one Parcel will be, of course, stopped because they need a import declaration!”

                      seems a bit inflexible given the situation? eh?
                      but rules is rules!??
                      lucky they got bento eh?

                  • arclight arclight

                    i might also note that busby was trying to set up an independant lab in japan like CRIIRAD in france set up .. most cool! lets you know when to avoid dairy for instance!
                    should have one in each country no matter how “biased” or not the employees! better than biased the other way for health reasons!

                    there are loads of busbies
                    low dose busby
                    techi geek guy busby
                    oh and antiwar busby
                    guitar busby
                    humourous busby
                    floating busby

                    you would like the techi geeky busby watching your back i bet!!

                    thought worth mentioning there
                    peace human 🙂

                  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

                    arclight! Sorry for butting in – did you already SEE the new Greenpeace action going on in France? They are on top of a reactor dome!! They sneaked in last night without alarm & apparently have more activists hidden in other nuclear facilities over the country! This is SO GREAT!!! Looky here:
                    🙂 🙂 🙂

                    • arclight arclight

                      so your telling me that reactors are safe from iraninan retalliation… great! 🙁

                    • arclight arclight

                      think of any reason to shut down and decommision these beasies now!! i think i can!

                    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

                      arc – isn’t that AWESOME! Total excitement going on here. EDF announced no other site was intruded -and just now one activist sent a video from another plant….where is he? This is one BIG nail in the coffin of the French nuke program.
                      I imagine what’s going on at the Ministry of Interior and the Areva / EDF headquarters…. LOVE IT!!!

                    • arclight arclight

                      you gotta love greenpeace sometimes!! vive la francais! 🙂

                    • arclight arclight

                      heres a great video interview by busby!

                      “Effects of radiation may be significantly higher than current standard risk model set by ICRP. Internally consumed radionuclide and associated DNA binding is NOT even addressed by the standard model used for risk analysis. Absorbed dose is simply not an adequate measure and needs to be re-evaluated in light of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

                      Scientists who “know they are correct” are often forgetting to use good science! We can’t forget the scientific method and expect to get accurate data.


                      part 2


                • mikey

                  HumanPenis- Busby is not well accepted by whom? And WTF jagoff why should we be neutral and die like good sheeple as the Northern Hemisphere dies slowly??- What is neutral about that u shamless shill!

      • arclight arclight

        europe and the usa canada and europe account for nearly 60 percent of the exports! with middle east the next big customer!! out of 1 billion + units in 2009. according to this…

      • arclight,
        Steel belted radials, LQQKY see:

        One way to remove the steel from Steel belted tires is to freeze dry then crush them and separate rubber from steel !
        Most tire are driven to the Land fills where they are cut into two sections and disposed of !

  • sworldpeas

    Radiation has been detected throughout japan so it is safe to assume that ALL jAPANESE PRODUCTS ARE CONTAMINATED. Better to boycott then take the risk.

    • Human0815

      Do you know that nearly all Food in every Country in the World is “Radioactive”?

      The tailings from phosphoric acid production (phosphate fertiliser), phosphorgypsum, are so radioactive that they are not allowed to be used for wall-board or road beds in the US and Canada – because it is considered a radiation hazard.

      Boycott because of Disinformation and not because of a futile Fear!

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        Hi Human, I just bought Japanese incense sticks yesterday and enjoy them a lot. I think to ask for the boycott of all Japanese goods is an overreaction – and it’s impossible anyway. How would anyone avoid Japanese products at their workplace, for example?

        I personally wonder very often why people don’t boycott (let’s say) vietnamese shrimps which are usually overdosed with antibiotics prohibited in our countries for 30 years? Or chicken from average chicken farms?
        But I must also say I avoid the big Sushi nights out I used to enjoy with friends…..


        • B&B,
          Don’t you think this is a ‘dire situation’ for them in Japan ?

          • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

            Hi xdrfox, of course I do! What makes you think I wouldn’t?

            • Not to boycott ! I feel for them souls, worried each day and having to eat drink sleep with that crap everywhere !
              I wish the gov. do more for its people, safety is paramount for these people but as long as they can run their economic engine they will not look out for life it self as they should !

              Remember they wanted and closed shelters to get the people to move back to Fuka to run factories, bring the children !

              Again the fast they move the people the sooner I’ll buy … Made In Japan !

      • sworldpeas

        I know where you can get a set of tires real cheap.

      • Fall out man!

        While I have no food from all around the world has its problems too, fallout contaminated food from anywhere is a serious health hazzard.

        I read an interesting account from a Russian scientist who volunteered to clean up Chernobyl. He actually managed teams of men coming in to shovel bits of control rod off the remaining roof of the reactor back down into the reactor itself.

        He warned his work mates not to eat the local contaminated food. He only purchased imported food. He credits that choice of food with his survival when others did not.

        People can withstand a surprising amount of radiation outside the body, but once it enters the body (from food and water) its with a person for life, and that is very serious.

        This from a Chernobyl liquidator who happened to be a PHD Chemist (link followed by quote)…

        “16. What type of medical issues have you dealt with since that time? Did you have to spend anytime in a hospital after leaving Chernobyl?
        See above (p. 15). I also was very careful and did not do stupid things like eating contaminated fruits and vegetables, as many of my fellow liquidators did in the Zone (see above about “shortage”… Many times have I tried to warn them, some listened, some did not). But I still remember one of the physicians in my Brigade, who said – “You guys (those who work on the Station) have to measure about 20 years from now for your dear life… that’s all you’ve got!” ”

        “Before going there, I remember we were carefully checking license plates of trucks selling potatoes on local veggie markets – if they were from Kiev District, we were avoiding them.”


        Choose the least radioactive food you can. Radiation destroys the genome. Destruction of the human genome really is an ELE (extinction level event). Every generation has more mutations than the last.

  • Human0815

    The NPWA has a long-standing concern about the phosphate fertiliser industry. Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6), used to fluoridate drinking water, is derived from the pollution scrubbing operations at those facilities. We have built up a considerable understanding of phosphate rock (PR).

    The raw rock (which during phosphate fertiliser production is extensively processed) is contaminated with heavy metals, radionuclides, other toxic metals and fluorides. It is recommended for use as an organic fertiliser in its raw state.

    In the process to make the raw rock into green phosphoric acid, some of the fluorides are driven off as silicon tetrafluoride gas and a good amount of the toxic metals/radionuclides are carried away in the gypsum waste stream.

    PR is referred to in geological terms as fluorapatite. Depending on the region of the world it comes from, the rock can contain anywhere from 2.0% to 5.0% fluoride. At five percent, one kilogram contains enough fluoride to fluoridate 50,000 litres of drinking water.

    One ounce @ 5.0% fluoride (about the amount used to fertilise one organic tomato plant as recommended by some organic growers) contains about 1.4 grams of fluoride, which is enough to kill a small child.

    • Noah

      Mrs. Noah’s Hair Analysis reveals Uranium Contamination
      Noah believes phosphate fertilizers are the cause

      After Uranium was detected through hair analysis, I began an intensive nutritional and oral chelation protocol to remove the U. I suspect that U is coming from the food we normally eat that has been contaminated through phosphate fertilizer and fluoride laden irrigation water.

      I have been successful in reducing the U levels by 90% over the course of six months, as confirmed by successive hair analysis.

      George Glasser writes in the Earth Island Journal, “Uranium and all of its decay-rate products are found in phosphate rock, fluorosilicic acid (fluoride) and phosphate fertilizer.”

      • Noah

        Mine phosphate, you get uranium

        “…there is a natural and unavoidable connection between phosphate mining and radioactive material. It is because phosphate and uranium were laid down at the same time and in the same place by the same geological processes millions of years ago. They go together. Mine phosphate, you get uranium.” – Sarasota Herald Tribune

      • vivvi

        Congratulations on your success in reducing this poison, Noah. I guess many of us are wondering what area the uranium contaminated food came from, and any tips you might have on which foods to avoid to reduce intake of this stuff. I guess this is why people can eat healthy foods and still get sick; this poison is spread far and wide.

      • Noah

        Important Practical Recommendation

        If you eat at restaurants or buy food, which which is fertilized with phosphates, begin a regular schedule of oral chelation which targets heavy metals. Remember that phosphates have heavily polluted coastal waters and have contaminated the marine environment and rivers. If you eat sea food or drink muni river water, the more reason to chelate yourself regularly.

    • dpl dpl

      and the good news here we are running out of phosphate rock to mine and soon food production will fall off or get more expensive or they will just use uranium and grow those giant taters.

      • dpl dpl

        with only half an inch of topsoil left it’s this or sludge cake farming. we are caught between a rock and a turd.

  • kintaman kintaman

    I have personally banned my family and myself from the purchase of any “Made in Japan” products. I simply do not trust my government nor the industry. They put profits ahead of human health (like any other government).

    • pure water

      Especially food! Something travelling half the world and stored for months can not be food anymore! Even without radiation. If you can not produce your own food, provide it from your neighbours – it will make your community strong and safe.

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        Good point, pure water. Eat local!
        But honestly I miss original Sushi……made by Mr Yamayu… 🙁

  • jimbojamesiv

    I have a sneaking suspicion that these 29 tyres were attached to axles and cars?

  • ion jean ion jean

    Tires may be the least of our problems:

    Remember the Mars rover launch a week ago?

    Curiosity will spend a minimum of two years roaming around Gale Crater, chosen from among more than 50 potential landing sites because it’s so rich in minerals. Scientists said if there is any place on Mars that might have been ripe for life, it may well be there.
    The rover should go farther and work harder than any previous Mars explorer because of its power source: 10.6 pounds of radioactive plutonium. The nuclear generator was encased in several protective layers in case of a launch accident.

    In the HuffPost

    24 hours the National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to launch a rocket from Cape Canaveral. Its payload is a Mars rover that is powered by plutonium-238. Should the rocket and the rover – called ‘Mars Science Laboratory’ or ‘Curiosity’ – fail to leave Earth orbit, reenter the atmosphere and burn up, the fiery event could cause over 10 pounds of plutonium-238 to enter the upper atmosphere.

    NASA thinks its safeguards and layers of shielding around the nuclear fuel will make it unlikely that a reentry will turn the plutonium-238 into an aerosolized form. Yet NASA admits there is a slim chance that aerosolization from burnup could occur. If that happens, it will be irreversible. There will be no way to de-nude the atmosphere of this plutonium 238 isotope, which will be present in our air for a period of 20-30 years in double the total amounts that were emitted into the atmosphere from all previous human activities, including nuclear reactor meltdowns and nuclear testing. I don’t know – and I don’t think anyone knows – how many lung cancers would be caused by the descent into millions of human lung cavities of 10 pounds of aerosolized plutonium-238.


    Then just yesterday, public radio news said indeed that they cannot get it past Earth orbit and will have to bring it down in a month…i cannot find any online news about…

  • Lee Binder

    so just because “Russia’s Far Eastern region is a major consumer of used Japanese automobiles” it is concluded and taken for granted that the tires were used ones (of different brands), too? I didn’t find any source stating that the tires were indeed used ones. Therefore I want brand name(s).

    Which tire brands are being manufactured in Japan? When you buy tires at let’s say Sears or CostCo and ask them where the tires were manufactured, what’s the probability that you get a true answer? I have been making the experience with associates a million times, that in stores employees say something, just for the sake of – responding at all. Or in other words, ~60%ish +- of what store associates utter is mere BS – sad but true.

    Would it definitely say on a tire “Made in Japan”?

    Again, if someone could post a list with Jap tire brand names, that would be great. And yes, not purchasing Jap. goods anymore incl. shunning all new electronics can be considered smart .. sorry economy, human beings are setting priorities ..

      • arclight arclight

        i use bridgestones personaly, they give me the grip i need in all weater conditions.. and when i get my gieger i will be testing them too! of course not all materials are sourced from japan… japan has a big import trade in rubber for instance..

        • arclight arclight

          “He argued that people did not know and had not known earlier the real situation in the contaminated Chernobyl territories.

          “Some settlements were contaminated by radiation, but officially they are deemed safe for habitation. In addition, vehicles and equipment which participated in the liquidation had not been disposed of. Radiation accumulated in the tires. But the vehicles continue to ride on our roads,” Zenchenko said. He warned that seismic oscillations near the Chernobyl’s plant would carry very negative consequences……”

          • arclight arclight

            love to now where these tyres came from in japan?? wouldnt you??

            • Lee Binder

              difficult to trace all the way probably. However it makes sense that USED tires are radioactive, v.s. new ones. I think now it is worth for everyone with a dosimeter to hold it close to their car(s) tires (and air filters) ..

              • arclight arclight

                + 100 especially korean and chinese made tyres as they import from japan.. japan imports materials for their tyres but im not sure about the steel belting?? suspect they would use import and not have to test!!

                as long as the factory is “clean” the product should be clean…

                what about the tyre recycling workers though! spare them a thought! they will not have a clue what they are breathing in or being exposed to, same could be said for all recycling workers who deal with this stuff!!

                • Lee Binder

                  wow right – poor fellas .. 🙁 In that regard I remember how much used stuff (from Europe and elsewhere) was (and most likely still is) being re-used in Africa .. it always hits the poorest hardest ..

                  [OT]ah, tyre = British spelling of US tire .. 😉 been wondering/ learned something[/OT]

        • Lee Binder

          >> when i get my gieger i will be testing them too
          great! Which one did you order?

          • arclight arclight

            the new soeks.. bust my old mueller tube in the old one (overuse and abuse!) they are generally reliable and accurate in my opinion and a steal at 150.00 dollars!

            • Lee Binder

              OK thanks good to know .. however u ‘abused’ ur old one (took a swim with it @ Sellafield .. 😉 ?)

      • Lee Binder

        cool, ur good, thank u. So, Bridgestone and Michelin are brands also sold in the US (and UK also, I guess, since you’re from London, right?)

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    A quotation from this article:

    “Vladivostok custom officials in April halted a batch of 49 radioactive automobiles exported from Japan, some of which were found to emit dangerous isotopes at six times safe levels. A similar incident was reported in June….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      The article didn’t say if the automobiles or tires were new or not.

      • Lee Binder

        Correct, it didn’t. It would make a lot of sense if they were used, which I hope they were. Let’s continue observing news sources. If they weren’t I would prefer not to purchase Michelin and Bridgestone t(i/y)res anymore from now on.

  • pg

    Yokahama Rubber? I’ll bet ya.