Forbes: Source says radiation detected in fish oil samples

Published: May 29th, 2012 at 9:44 pm ET


Fukushima — Is The Crisis Over For The Pacific?
gCaptain, Maritime and Offshore Energy Industry News
May 29, 2012


Could the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima prove to be a cataclysmic event?

The problem is that nuclear fallout is being detected in most of the Pacific, even along the distant shores of America’s coast line. A source tells reporters that radiation has been detected in most of the Pacific kelp and some fish oil samples scientists have tested […]

gCaptain is the world’s top maritime and offshore industry blog. gCaptain’s editors have decades of experience while working in management positions on board deepwater drilling rigs, tankers, naval warships, and offshore sailing yachts.

Published: May 29th, 2012 at 9:44 pm ET


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17 comments to Forbes: Source says radiation detected in fish oil samples

  • Headline, Fukushima, is the crisis over for the Pacific? Its nice to see mainstream getting on board but they never called it a crisis last year now they ask is the crisis over?

  • Not over by a long shot…can Forbes say buckyballs already? Sheesh,20.0.html

  • getoutwhileyoustillcan

    At the rate the MSM is reporting this, they won't get around to telling people there's a real problem, until everyone's hair starts falling out. Then of course, they'll find it shocking.

    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      And there's still not much of a problem in Gulf of Mexico, btw. It was just a little oil, and all those abandoned wells (that were never properly plugged up), are all perfectly safe now.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Hair falling out like the Alaska Airlines flight attendants and the polar bears?

      Alaska Airlines has refused to change the uniforms. Even a few cleanings would remove any residual chemicals. ???

      As far as an adult sub-catagory, no one in the US is more exposed to Fuku radiation on a consistent basis than the AA attendants flying at high altitude up and down the US West Coast.

      They are the "canary in the coal mine" for adults. We already know what happens to the kids.

      • getoutwhileyoustillcan

        Thanks for the link. I was looking for some info on radiation exposure and air travel.

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        They say that they tested the humans, polar bears, seals and walruses, all having the SAME PROBLEM.. sores, hair falling out and bleeding.

        But they never mentioned testing for radiation, just everything else.

        Also, the testers said that they would have results of their tests back in short order, but nothing was heard for MONTHS. Then they claim it was a mystery, they could find NOTHING

        Hmmmm, kind of sounds like FUKU…

        Huge, multiple explosions, multiple meltdowns, multiple melt throughs, highly radioactive rods thrown out of #3 for a couple of miles out in all directions (land and ocean), but then a couple of months later, the locals are INVITED to come back home and live as if nothing happened.

        The green glowing elephant moved into FUKU, and it is still there.

        How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog

  • richard richard

    i drilled down to the original story (blog) .. it's very good (well, in my eyes).

    gCaptain may be in fact awakening the likes of 'Forbes'.

    "Their findings appear in an article, “Canopy-Forming Kelps as California’s Coastal Dosimeter” in the online edition of the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.

    Rainstorms contributed to depositing the airborne contaminants into the ocean, said Professor Steven Manley, an expert in marine algae and kelp.

    “We measured significant, although most likely non-harmful levels of radioactive iodine in tissue of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Although we measured iodine 131 because we were limited in what our instrumentation allows us to do, the big question was, is another major isotope that came over in the cloud, cesium 137, present in the kelp, too? It has a half-life of 30 years, where iodine 131 has a half-life of eight days,” so cesium may still be present.

    If fallout is present in kelp, is it also present in the freshwater produced aboard ships and in the seafood caught by Pacific fishermen?"

    • ion jean ion jean

      That's so funny when they measure radioiodine with what apparently must be a gamma spectrometer.because 90 percent of I131 is beta!!! So whatever they measure, add 9 times more for total iodine radiation.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Reports of radiation in the sea, air, animals, and crops, will only increase. And too bad, because the root of the problem is man-made radiation. It must be outlawed. That, and other destructive industries must be stopped. Scientists and industries should make the world safer, rather than destroy it.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Again, fromThomas Jefferson: " … Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might

  • nedlifromvermont

    As well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."

    Nuclear must be outlawed. Containment is a fraud. Radioactive poisons are essentially forever, and now we pay the price for this folly, this barbarian industry.

    Stay strong all..sorry for the clumsy posting … Old Apple crashed …

    We need congressional investigations of corrupt Big Nuke and their toady regulators.

    Shut the all down now! Relicensing Vermont Yankee and Pilgrim is a sad joke and a farce. Chris Busby warned us to beware the dying kick of a psychopathic and deranged beast. …. The evil Oz that is the nuclear power industry ….

    Peace and out.

    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      "We need congressional investigations of corrupt Big Nuke and their toady regulators."

      If congress does anything useful, I'll find that shocking.

      • How can one measure the level of corruption when it comes to nuclear power programmes? Our PM has explained he will retire from public life(rather than spend time in jail!)if the allegations of corruption against him are proved! I say mister, if a nuclear power programme consumes five times the energy that it is postulated to deliver during its entire lifetime, is it not a scam with sam of the biggest magnitude for all time? And even if it is not, with the poisons that we(all life) will be contaminated forever with the programme,and our progeny also damaged, is it not nuclear terror at its best? Corruption corruption all the way, the file is corrupted throw it away, even if the file is life in the form of the PM(and all life), if true! We can never fall in love (again), because we are all corrupted, to the core!(Curd Jurgens, May Britt, The Blue Angel,1959).
        Check out:

        • @Ramaswami Kumar
          May 31, 2012 at 8:53 am
          Why no reaction to this submission of mine? I would like to know from you readers.At least regarding the energy audit aspect.

    • aldo aldo

      Great quote Ned.