Former Japan Official: “Unstoppable contamination of Pacific Ocean… is seriously menacing US West Coast” — “Fukushima now undeniably a global security issue… can’t be brought under control by single state” — Experts: Wave of radiation will be 10 times more than entire world’s nuclear tests combined

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Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland, Nov 1, 2015 (emphasis added):

The lack of the sense of crisis over Fukushima is in stark contrast to the gravity of the crisis. Fukushima is now undeniably a global security issue. The unstoppable contamination of the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere with ionizing radiation from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear reactors is seriously menacing the West Coast of the United States. Japan should make utmost efforts to cope with the Fukushima crisis by retreating from the Tokyo Olympic Games that disseminate the false impression that Fukushima is under control.

Deteriorating situation in Fukushima — Japan is laboring under the consequences of the Accident never before experienced by humanity, including the simultaneous destruction and meltdown of three commercial nuclear reactors. Four and half years after the 3.11 disaster, it has been shown that a severe nuclear accident cannot be brought under control by a single state… It is questioned if Japan is in possession of the governability and the capacity needed to cope with the impending crisis. The melted cores of the reactors from Units 1, 2 and 3 remain inaccessible… If the molten nuclear fuel rods are exposed through cracks to the atmosphere due to a mega earthquake or the liquidization of soils on the site that could cause the collapse and breach of Fukushima’s spent fuel pools, Japan’s landmass would become uninhabitable to a large extent… The whole of Japan is threatened by the worsening situation emanating from the molten fuel rods, which continue to widely disseminate large amounts of dangerous radionuclides into the sea and atmosphere. Limitless steam observed evokes the possibility of re-criticality at the site. The undeniable necessity for international verification of the suspected re-criticality at the site should bring about the indispensable international cooperation to cope effectively with the Accident. The ongoing radioactive contamination of the sea with no prospect for a solution is dishonoring Japan, causing it to be criticized for harming the global environment. In spite of all this, attempts are shamefully being made to hide Fukushima…

World is menaced by the spreading contamination… The consequences of the radioactive contamination of the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the West Coast of the United States are drawing increased attention. Some experts now estimate that the wave of radiation from Fukushima will be 10-times bigger than all of the radiation from the entire world’s nuclear tests throughout history combined

The Tokyo Olympic Games belittle the Fukushima crisis — It is undeniable that the Tokyo Olympic Games constitute serious impediments for coping with the consequences of the March 11 Disaster… My interview article was published in the magazine “Monthly Japan” (September 2015). It is entitled “An honorable retreat from the Tokyo Olympic Games” and is given a central place. Reactions are noteworthy and expanding… The Tokyo Olympic Games diverts attention from Fukushima and gives the false impression to the world that Fukushima no longer poses a threat. The advancement of the Tokyo Olympic Games comes at the expense of the funds needed to address the host of environmental disasters created by the destroyed Fukushima nuclear reactors… The future of the Olympic Games is at stake. It is as a believer in the spirit of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement that I am pleading for an honorable retreat, and this, in order for Japan to devote maximum efforts to controlling the Fukushima crisis.

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  • Cisco Cisco

    Hey, no worries…Fukushima is just a "localized event". Tell that to the dead and dying sea creatures on the US/Canada/Mexico West Coast.

    Business lobby chief: Fukushima nuclear accident an 'extremely localized event'
    December 02, 2015
    The crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is an “extremely localized event,” according to the chairman of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), one of the nation’s top business organizations.

    Chairman Yoshimitsu Kobayashi made the remarks at a regular news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 1 when he was punctuating the dangers of global warming.

    “The nuclear plant (accident) was an extremely localized event if seen on a terrestrial globe,” said Kobayashi, who is also chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. “While the accident is as regrettable as anything, it is like fulminant hepatitis in a sense that only a localized area is affected instantaneously.”
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201512020049

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Here is the Japanese business minister trying to say Fukushima is a localized singularity.

    Business lobby chief: Fukushima nuclear accident an 'extremely localized event'
    Dec 2 2015

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201512020049

    The rivers flow, baby.
    The tides roll in and out.
    Shill and traitor to Humanity.
    He ought to give over to admiring his own watch.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Show it to the locals..

    Fukushima children diagnosed malignant or possible malignant thyroid tumor rose up to 152
    Dec 1 2015

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/12/fukushima-children-diagnosed-malignant-or-possible-malignant-thyroid-tumor-rose-up-to-152/

  • frankfan42 frankfan42

    That this major crisis is unaddressed by world leaders such as Obama puts paid the major lie of the myth of anthropomorphic climate change. The climate is ALWAYS changing, it is the nature of the climate to do so.
    That Obama can't, won't and/or is unable to address this issue of the massive global contamination by Fukushima.
    Global threats such as ISIS and Fukushima need to be addressed by a coalition between countries to mitigate, and to the extent feasible eliminate threats such as this.
    The current screed of "Climate change" is nothing more than a smokescreen to fleece trillions from the population of the world. We need responsible and responsive leaders, not mouthpieces for special interests.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Not to worry…Global warming and sea rise will never be an issue. The planet's inhabitants will all be dead before we get to that.

  • from a distance from a distance

    Important reminder:

    (1) Nuclear energy production releases Radioactive Carbon14.

    Radioactive Carbon14 converts to CO2 and methane in the atmosphere.

    (2) Nuclear energy production also releases up to 140 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour.

    (3) Nuclear is NOT carbon-emission-free or low-carbon-emissions.

  • dunkilo

    The DC ticks are just following orders from their owners,kinda like a pet.Little do they know THEY are expendable,to be used like the TOOLS they are…

  • harv33021

    The official speaks and the crowd responds in unison, "No shit Sherlock." Jeeezus, we have known this all along. Well, it is official now, but since it's from a former official that means it's not official at all and we can continue to eat seafood and anything else they send us from Japan…..I don't know about the rest of you, but I am sending a Christmas Basket filled with canned sushi to Hillary and Obumass.

  • harv33021

    Time to unload your West coast real-estate. There will be some great buys along the coast. Don't come to Miami, we get some of the highest CPM in the country. It's like the Blob, it is everywhere. There will be a special glow this Holiday Season as we all light up. Don't be surprised if Santa and his slay arrive like the ghost ships off of Japan. This is the largest "sh-t happens" I've seen in 70 years.

    • digitalaardvarks digitalaardvarks

      as you said yourself it is just as bad in florida so leaving the west coast is not going to do much good, the 337 dead whales were in south america so that's not a solution anymore either

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…Then, with only ‘the seen’ at front of the collective mind, the unseen dangers of nuclear industry experimentation have become whitewashed in public discussion, and radiation monitors disabled by government, while unprecedented levels of radioactivity poisons our only world.

    “It is an inarguable fact that nuclear radiation and life on our planet cannot co-exist in the same space. It is another inarguable fact that nuclear radiation takes hundreds of thousands of years to break down, creating life-threatening environmental conditions not just today, but for seven thousand generations to come. Yet, despite the industry’s inability to avoid total meltdowns every few years, nuke advocates continue to espouse nuclear as a “safe” energy alternative, employing a program of pseudo-science to confuse the logical minds of humanity, creating the scene for these dangerous yet financially profitable (to some) practices to continue. Many pro-nukers even go so far as to suggest that ‘low dose’ nuclear radiation is somehow good for us! But understand, this theory – known as the “Hormesis Effect” – is deliberate industry quackery, and anyone who tells you radiation is good for you is either an industry stooge, or has been conned by one….”
    http://rielpolitik.com/2014/11/24/chemtrails-and-the-nuclear-connection/

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…Writes Baverstock:
    “’Children exposed to Chernobyl fallout were experiencing chronic adult diseases of the respiratory and blood systems, gastritis, nervous system diseases, cardiovascular diseases and other diseases of internal organs. In general, in 1991, the level of serious illness in children was about 6 to 7 times above normal.’…”
    http://rielpolitik.com/2014/11/24/chemtrails-and-the-nuclear-connection/

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…When radioactive material hits the minerals in sea water, it creates a chemical reaction. Ultimately these elements may trigger so many reactions that they become nano sized particles, and when this occurs, the elements then mingle with all other elements, upsetting the natural balance of nature….”
    http://rielpolitik.com/2014/11/24/chemtrails-and-the-nuclear-connection/

    • We Not They Finally

      That website looks VERY interesting. TY.

      • We Not They Finally

        Looking at "Massive Global Tree Die-Off Linked to Geoengineering" on that website. YES!! In a single year, we have lost our glorious Autumn in the Northeast with the fiery orange maples!! Last year, they were everywhere. This year, they are sparse. Most maples struggling to turn color at all, greenish well into November, then tinged with dull yellow. They are also now riddled with leaves shot through with holes. Have no idea why people are not looking up and screaming! They just look down at their cell phones and their apps. This culture is lost, but why should the trees have to be lost with the oblivious humans? My haiku "Ode to a Dying Tree":

        What I would give you:
        Greenery, oxygen, shade.
        Why would you kill me?

        • We Not They Finally

          Love Dane Wigington (who is a real hero) saying that, "It is imperative to wake the masses to our common plight.” But geoengineering (and much else) is threaded into BLACK BUDGET OPS. And they are not even mentionable, much less touchable, if no one even acknowledges that this is POLICY. Then Congress would have to act. But Congress is largely a pack of self-obsessed money collectors on behalf of themselves. Some there may care — some really might — but there is no way to even gain a platform or shift the dialogue to anything that the controlled media would report.

          Something we continue to learn is that it does not take an overt takeover (like military) to control a population. This one is hypnotized and addicted at young ages now, to what is called "apps." And is there an "app" to educate about massive tree die-offs? No one seems to even care enough to look up. They just keep looking down at their apps. Instant control without even a shot being fired.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…the pollution now flowing into the North Pacific ocean is proportionally much higher in strontium-90, a substance that is considered one of the more hazardous constituents of nuclear wastes and is absorbed differently by the human body than cesium. Exposure to Sr-90 is linked to bone cancer, cancer of the soft tissue near the bone, and leukemia….”
    http://rielpolitik.com/2014/11/24/chemtrails-and-the-nuclear-connection/

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    “…the cumulative damage created by both programs is potentially exponential…….”
    http://rielpolitik.com/2014/11/24/chemtrails-and-the-nuclear-connection/

  • from a distance from a distance

    If you're interested in the St. Louis West Lake landfill/fire issue, here is a good interview about it.

    On November 30th, Lonnie Clark interviewed Dawn Chapman of the Landfill Facebook page and http://www.stlradwastelegacy.com/

    http://www.ucy.tv/Pages/Video/S8LkpeMV3Fc

    • from a distance from a distance

      Wow, Dawn Chapman says the Landfill fire is the size of the width of 6 football fields and is 250 feet deep!

      • We Not They Finally

        VERY scary. Will look this up, also how close it now is to the nuclear dump. TY.

        • harv33021

          In all likely hood, it is the dump. Rule #1, never trust anything "they," say. I had a friend who lived nearby and was diagnosed with lung cancer (never smoked). She trusted her doctor and died in less than a year. She went with the conventional treatment which shortened her life by wiping out her immune system.

      • Sickputer

        There were many revealing statements by Dawn Chapman in her radio interview with Ms. Lonnie Clark. Would have been nice if the feed was video instead of radio. Dawn knows her stuff and has done her St. Louis West Lake toxic nuclear waste dump research well. She lives 11 miles from the radioactive dumping grounds, and is knowledgeable about several other hot spot dumping areas and incineration sites in the St. Louis area. Like the Japanese in 2012-2015 incinerating millions of tons of Fukushima cleanup nuclear waste, the US Manhattan Project managers tried to dispose of WWII atomic bomb waste in different ways, dumping into shallow unlined trenches and also burning radioactive waste. Which of course does not destroy it but instead spreads radiation in the wind. The burned sludge is especially concentrated and they buried that or dumped it in the local streams around St. Louis.

        Also quite a surprise (but not to Enenewsers) that Bill Gates is the largest stockholder of the West Lake dump company. And that company grossed 69 billion dollars in worldwide waste dump operation, yet refuses to buy the homes of citizens living dangerously close to the waste dump.

        The clock is ticking. The Feds say they can't build a fire diversion barrier (perhaps even an underground ice wall) in less than 18 months. The underground ground fire which is enormous may not respect that lackluster federal response.

        Great job Dawn and Lonnie! +311 🙂

  • from a distance from a distance

    @ 11 a.m. LIVE today, Lonnie Clark's radio show, "The Age of Fission"

    LIVE broadcast with a LIVE chat room –>

    http://ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=131&T=UCY%20CHAT

    • nedlifromvermont

      Great links, Anne, Heart, everyone here …

      this site is our safe space to share, to learn, to sharpen our message …

      eventually Hillary (dirty on nuke) Obumass and the Trumpeter will have to take notice …

      as we age prematurely, get cancer prematurely … and die prematurely …

      What says the mighty Wizard of General Electric about all this collateral damage from his clunky BWR's ???

      "We bring good things to life …"

      Propaganda from the Josef Goebbels playbook …

      As we live we learn …. "Happy Cancer!" from the minds of GE ….

      peace to the 'newsers!

  • Nick

    “SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.
    Biologist Vreni Haussermann told The Associated Press Tuesday that she made the discovery along with other scientists in June during an observation flight over fjords in Chile's southern Patagonia region. The team has been collecting samples since then.
    "This is one of the largest strandings worldwide," said Haussermann, the director of the Huinay Scientific Field Station, which focuses on marine research. She declined to disclose the conclusions, which will be published by a scientific journal later this year.”

    "They probably died at sea, we don't know exactly where, but they didn't just die by stranding," said Carolina Simon Gutstein, a paleontologist at University of Chile who was part of the team.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whales-beached-chile_565e7419e4b08e945fed5f8f

    “SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.
    Biologist Vreni Haussermann told The Associated Press Tuesday that she made the discovery along with other scientists in June during an observation flight over fjords in Chile's southern Patagonia region. The team has been collecting samples since then.
    "This is one of the largest strandings…

    • We Not They Finally

      Where did these whales SWIM when they were alive? In which ocean currents, and was it all in the Southern hemisphere? Like with salmon — I believe they have cross-oceanic routes, so now there are huge numbers turning up dead, possibly with that contributing factor.

      We are so fixated (Of course! We live here!) by what is happening in the Northern hemisphere, and unclear by what paths such devastation would be making its way South. Is there any overall explanation for that?

  • Better get the heck out of the NORTH!

    Come to Chile!
    http://www.ramdino.com

    we have jobs, immigration services and investment opportunities. Real estate is cheap and it looks and feels like the west coat of the USA and Canada.
    I am the owner an Fukushima refugee…Thank god for Chile Humanity will make it's last stand here only sending humans in space suites to the North to manage what is left.
    more than 900 billion lethal doses released so far in the water AND air…
    …maybe micro black holes can clean what has and is being released IDK!
    I just know that SOUTH is Better!

  • jackassrig

    Modified Murphy. "Alpha is only skin deep, strontium goes to the bone." "If you fool around with FUKU for very long, you will screw it up."

  • marq

    Made a very good point about investments in the olympics when fukushima has no end-game.

    I do think everyone needs to start being honest about the unit-4 melt out. There are pictures of that gold blob of melted nuclear fuel. There are pictures of the black oxided same blob of melted nuclear fuel. I did not KNOW that nuclear fuel was gold in color, nor oxidized to a black color, before seeing the pictures of IT. What'd they do with it????

    IF it were buried, COULD that contribute to the insanely high readings in groundwater?

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, the story about safely removing all those fuel rods from Unit 4 always stank. Sort of like that they had achieved cold shutdown by December 2012….

  • We Not They Finally

    Former Ambassador Murata has been WONDERFUL from the start. Wonder where he lives — how can it be Japan, they would not allow this. (And he must have money to live elsewhere. Ambassador to Switzerland would have to know about high finance.) Would love to see him given a prominent place in the U.S., maybe at conferences. But conferences about Fukushima rarely happen, and the climate change crowd here seems almost oblivious. That's not entirely true — like Dane Wigington, who is so focused on geoengineering, did say "Fukushima may kill us all" — but it seems to get tucked away, compartmentalized. There should be SOME country (certainly not going to be Japan) that can give this man a more prominent voice. He's a total stand-out!

  • Nick

    Business lobby chief:" Fukushima nuclear accident an 'extremely localized event"

    "The crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is an “extremely localized event,” according to the chairman of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), one of the nation’s top business organizations.

    Chairman Yoshimitsu Kobayashi made the remarks at a regular news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 1 when he was punctuating the dangers of global warming.

    “The nuclear plant (accident) was an extremely localized event if seen on a terrestrial globe,” said Kobayashi, who is also chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. “While the accident is as regrettable as anything, it is like fulminant hepatitis in a sense that only a localized area is affected instantaneously.”

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201512020049

    Humans believe anything they want.

    Fukushima can't be both a localized event AND a menace to the West Coast of USA.

    Can it?

    • Sol Man

      Certainly localized to each of us, our very own bodies and genome.
      It bodes very badly for the future.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Yes, this is a good comparison.

      'Fulminant hepatitis A is a rare but devastating complication of HAV infection. [10] As many as 50% of individuals with acute liver failure may die or require emergency liver transplantation.'

      Great, just localized, to the liver. Just cut it out/replace, no problem. Or the entire thing dies. Nice.

      So just cut out Fuku, toss it, save the planet.

      OK

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      Key words: "affected instantaneously"

      The rest, whom do not drop dead instantaneously, get a few years to celebrate their lack of instantaneous death and watch the whales die en masse.

      Go Mitsubishi!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Propaganda lie and it is the way of Nuclear Cabal and the millions of leeches of good business..

    WE human livestock are here to kill this Earth and that can be the only explantation for the economic systems currently in play and promoted by our farm owners worldwide. 🙁

  • from a distance from a distance

    LIVE now – Lonnie Clark interviewing Dana Durnford:

    http://ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=131&T=UCY%20CHAT

  • The mainstream media are all reporting the story that "no radiation contamination" was detected in Alaskan seafood.

    Some reports are even fabricating outright lies, such as the assertion here that sampling NEVER detected radiation contamination from Fukushima in Alaska:

    [excerpt] "Sampling has never detected radioactive contamination from Fukushima in Alaska, but that has not stopped the rumors. Misinformation spread online has caused much concern in the last four years, said Marlena Brewer, an environmental protection specialist for the Division of Environmental Health."

    Cited in Dan Joling (AP), No Fukushima radiation in Alaska seafood. Juneau Empire, December 1, 2015, http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-12-01/no-fukushima-radiation-alaska-seafood

    • It is an outright untruth that radiation was not detected in Alaska.

      Radiation from Fukushima was indeed detected in Alaska:

      Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/16cf19b9b7f7014a85257870006dd410!OpenDocument
      Release Date: 04/12/2011

      [excerpted] "… Air samples obtained through the RadNet system have, to date, contained very small amounts of iodine, cesium, and tellurium, which are consistent with possible releases from the damaged Japanese reactors. The largest amounts were found in samples from Alaska on March 19 and 24, 2011, but all of the radiation levels detected during the detailed filter analysis are hundreds of times below levels of concern." [end quote]

      Although Lisa Jackson promised that the levels would pose no risks, her account does not incorporate ramifications of four plus years of ongoing ocean contamination, coupled with processes of bioaccumulation that concentrate the low levels of radionuclides found in air, water and soil at higher levels inside flora and fauna.

      • I can feel my blood pressure rising every single time I read these falsehoods.

        Radio-iodine was detected in California kelp in 2011 from wet deposition (i.e., rain). A radioactive ocean plume from Fukushima's earliest days was detected off the coast of California a couple of years ago. Enenews has documented all reports.

        Contaminated salmon were detected off the coast of California a couple of years back as well.

        Because low-levels of radionuclides bio-magnify across the food chain, some researchers expressed concern in 2014 that Alaska's Orcas might be endangered by Fukushima contamination:

        Juan Jose Alava and ; Frank Gobas. A Marine Food Web Bioaccumulation model for Cesium 137 in the Pacific Northwest,” Conference for Society for Environmental Toxciology & Chemistry (SETAC); 2014 Nov 9 – Nov 13; Vancouver, Canada. Available https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268982476_A_Marine_Food_Web_Bioaccumulation_model_for_Cesium_137_in_the_Pacific_Northwest

        LIES in the media are red flags. Are the journalists who report blatant untruths merely ignorant? Or is their compliance with the "no panic" meme more sinister?

        I don't know.

        • Clarification: the untruths that boil my blood are those that deny ANY environmental trace and/or concern from Fukushima contamination without providing compelling evidence.

          The evidence of "no risk" that is presented is SCANTY and the methodologies deployed to study bio-accumulation in animals aren't transparent and/or focus exclusively on cesium, while often failing to follow recognized laboratory procedures for "reducing" samples of fluids.

          Rather than pursing systematic sampling and rigorous methodologies, the federal government has left testing up to states and non-governmental organizations.

          There are many factors preventing the kind of authentic testing needed to rationally assess potential health and ecological impacts.

        • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

          …and some Alaskan mayors working with the fishing industry drop dead.

          http://www.wyff4.com/national/mayor-of-juneau-alaska-found-dead/36730208

          "Juneau, population 32,000, is on Alaska's southeastern panhandle near Canada." … "Fisk had a background steeped in the fishing industry and was also working as a fisheries consultant, the Dispatch News said."

        • irhologram

          Majia, I respect your work. TY for this input.

          I have a question about the sequestering of samples, specifically specimen tests for radiation that are said to be in process from beached, dead whales of the past couple of months along the Oregon and Alaskan coasts. Do these tests by Woods Hole or other private labs enjoy National Security status? Is there any way to exercise a court mandate for a second, citizen's based group to use the same samples for comparative results and for release of greater details in the results? Woods Hole is not officially a government agency, is it?

          Or any case, when such large, bioacculating animals are found, can independent groups not be crowd sourced for funding to autopsy and do tissue testing? Considering the stakes, would an attempt not be worth the effort? I am finding a disconnect between the enormity of the implications and the lack of citizen oversight.

          Also, I was wondering if the test results released could be set out in language and graphs more easily understood by Mr. And Ms. America…while still maintaining scientific accuracy and keeping it short…a writer/interpreter, so to speak for the average reader. We have those now…but a lot of the impact gets lost, distorted, or manipulated in the translation, I think.

          • irhologram

            Your question: Do these [radiation] tests by Woods Hole or other private labs enjoy National Security status?

            My guess is the answer to this question is "it depends."

            The problem is that the technology for lab testing is not widely available, hence centralized, and testing processes are expensive.

            So not much sampling gets done. Sensitive sampling for radionuclides (such as strontium) by a federal agency might automatically be coded as sensitive information, but then again the Department of Energy funded the Amchitka Island, Alaska, Biological Monitoring Report 2011 Sampling Results, which were published despite document increased levels of Cesium-134 in soil and lichen.

            The state of Alaska, working with other entities (Woods Hole among them) released selective results from 2013 and now again is releasing result in 2015. They just sent me their results so they aren't classified.

            However, past sampling has been selective, and as I mentioned, hasn't focused on organs where radionuclides concentrate nor looked for anything beyond cesium, which bioaccumulates less than strontium and americium.

            The "no panic" meme is just full of holes but I have no idea how risks will escalate as the coastal life becomes more contaminated.

            The die-off is alarming. I don't buy the idea that everything is dying suddenly from the amorphous warm blob when plenty of data points indicate years of ongoing contamination.

            • getting back to the questions, I don't think its really possible to simplify the risks because so many complicated factors are involved in modeling effects:

              1. We really have no (public) understanding of the scope, circulation and concentration of Fukushima contamination beyond the very technical atmospheric assessments (given in measurements such as petabecquerels.

              Its hard to sample adequately and its hard to find technology capable of running tests. The technology is expensive, although some social entrepreneurs have developed less expensive, albeit less sensitive, approaches.

              Its hard to predict effects of detections for many reasons ranging from special vulnerabilities, body burden, diet and lifestyle, etc, etc, etc.

              2. Most of our dose-models are based in flawed assumptions, such as the assumption that an organism is in perfect health prior to an exposure, which is limited in predictive power to a single radionuclide at a time. Effects are therefore added mechanistically.

              The entire discussion is based in the false assumption that we can accurately represent, predict, and control for radiation health and ecological effects.

              What we should focus on rhetorically is reducing what exists rather than managing the production of more.

            • Testing WATER for rads is just stupid. And it is smart enough to fool most of the people all of the time.
              Maybe Buesseler and Cullen ought to consider testing anything but water? Oh, but, then they might actually find something. The world (surely the USA, Canada) would be a lot better off were they testing beach sand. But, again; ain't gonna happen. Or, they would need to charge a LOT more for said testing.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            The problem with a citizens action is a legal one.

            Possession of a state owned/controlled animal.

            Without a pile of legal hurdles, a citizen is left with a hunting permit. Possession without proper docs is poaching.
            From minor to 20yrs/50k fines in my area.

            Check your State Fish & Game rules/regs. to be clear.

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              Does Tepco et al need a hunting permit to foist their radiation upon us all? Trespass against their person, without want? Are they poaching? Sorry, my mind has been narrow, of late.

              • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                HHD
                🙂 No need to be sorry, your right on track.

                Make no mistake, I agree with very little in the legal/political/control scam of present day Amerika.

                Simply stating facts, to reduce the confusion as to 'why doesn't somebody do something? comments.

                People that could,,, would,,, if they weren't controlled and hamstrung by a concerted 2 party/big business fuckfest on freedom.

                As far as Tepco goes, they are well backed by the US machine, expect little change.

                Stay low, the goon squad has a lot on their plate, their OCD/ADD is in your favor. 🙂

        • 😐

          "LIES in the media are red flags. Are the journalists who report blatant untruths merely ignorant? Or is their compliance with the "no panic" meme more sinister?"

          "I don't know."
          – majia

          Do the academics who feed the misinformation have a conscience? Is it greed or just trying to cover their butts?

          We may never know.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Certainly did hit Alaska and they dug it all out! Cancer rates are set to skyrocket after Fukushima. 🙁
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3342139/Sarah-Palin-reveals-cancer-scare-getting-dropped-Fox-toughest-year-yet.html

      Shut this Nuclear Industry down now worldwide while you still can..

  • Nuclear-Free-Zone Nuclear-Free-Zone

    One voice – Arnie Gunderson's – was heard clear as a crystal bell just days after the tsunami. Nothing has changed. Few listened then. Few are listening now. We've been fed too many '50's sci fi scenarios… The Blob. X The Unknown. The Creeping Unknown. All we need to do is bag it and burn it and we'll all be safe and home sleeping comfortably again. Olympic Games, indeed. Some of the most beautiful people on the planet are in that region. All ignored by the same ugly bastards here and elsewhere who shit in their own nests for a few more ounces of gold. Hear this, Uglies – you'll find it difficult to tread water with your pockets full of gold.

  • PU Contamination and studies in the US… http://nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/nnsa/inlinefiles/friesen%201992.pdf

    Las Vegas, New Mexico, Utah, read it and weep..

    Blowing up plutonium with conventional explosives and scattering it ON PURPOSE, to 'study the effect'.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      I got to about 45 pages and gave up in disgust. I would think that there had been plenty of bomb tests that they could study the dispersion effects of, instead of distributing more radioactive pollution.
      They chose sampling locations around the country having various altitudes and such as to represent worldwide fallout. Pgs 16-17 i think.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Those 'tests', wasn't that about the time when those mysterious organ removals of livestock in various places took place? You know, the ones blamed on everything from cults to aliens?

  • Nick

    Today I encountered a child with a gushing nosebleed. I could see in her eyes from 50" or so that she was terrified. Fortunately, I was able to hand her over to her mother at the end of the day. I helped the janitor out and sequestered the blood soaked tissue filled waste-bin.

    I know nose bleeds happen. But I have seen way too many these past 4+ years to be "normal."

    I have no way of linking Fukushima, but the mind starts to wonder…..

  • Nick

    We are in a twilight era; Climate Change is being blamed for terrorism, etc.

    Yet I don't see much discussion about the DoD's carbon footprint. Do the numbers (is it 1,000 bases globally?), the ships at sea, the subs, the "exercises," etc.

    When are we going to discuss war?

    …..Nick, get a life. Humans can't wage peace because that is the hardest lesson they never learned!

  • Nick

    NETC.COM © 2014
    Station ID 5:907 Portland, OR, US
    Click here for data charts
    CPM: current 312
    (CPM of Gamma in energy range 600-800keV)
    Last updated: 2015-12-02 09:00:00 GMT-0500

  • Gasser Gasser

    Yes folks its that time of year for Cesium Carol's

    ~Silent Nuclear Night~

    Violent night….holy shit night!

    All isn't calm….all sky shine bright

    
Ruined yon Reactors….Mothers of death
    
Holes in the Reactor….so critical and wild,

    
Steam in Radioactive release,

    Steam in….Bio decrease.

    Violent night….holy shit night!

    Tsunami quake….big wave in sight!

    
Pico Becquerel's stream….from Japan afar;

    Heavily Geiger's counters….CPM sing !

    
Christ our Genome is torn!

    Christ our children….won't be born!

    Silent night….holy shit night!

    Wondrous Reactor….lend thy light!

    
With NRC angel'$….let us sing
    
All shafted by our Wall Street….Kings!

    
Christ can't save your here,
    
Jesus the Savior….isn't near!

    Silent night….no one's living night!

    Son of a bitch….we caused our plight

    
Radiant Gamma beams….from Fukushima place,
    
With the dawn of TEPCO's disgrace,

    Judge them of this crime of all time,

    Judge them of this ELE crime.

    ~Gasser Classic~

  • curly

    radiation is just one symptom of the disease. The disease is this human system which we all support every time we drive our car, pay our taxes, consume, blog on our computer, etc. We, not them, support this evil. If no one built the npp's there wouldn't be any. Our taxes payed for them. If there weren't any soldiers, there wouldn't be any wars—you get my point. It's not them, it's all of us. We have all done this and now we point fingers at the them. It's time to point that finger at WE. Stop supporting this system, it's wrong. Stop going after the symptom. Your energy in doing so is co-opted and actually perpetuates the system. A rotten tree bears rotten fruit. It should be cut down and thrown into fire. Stop the inner dialogue of your mind that perpetuates the insane idea that this system can be changed and made right. Find a new clarity.

    • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

      I strongly disagree Curly. You need to study psychopathy. There is indeed a problem… it is our ignorance of psychopaths who make up 6% of the population (at minimum) and who are without any kind of CONSCIENCE. They have lied and misled people forever and only those cultures that become aware of the problem will be able to fight back. I do not blame everyone…. that is ridiculous. As though we all made some kind of informed decisions about how to proceed! MOST of the people you know personally are normal thinking and feeling humans. They are NOT the problem. The problem is the 6%+ who do not have any love for life… they actually are a death cult. They have no souls, no compassion, no shame, no common sense…. are these your family and friends? We don't even understand the world these predators live in. We are very naive to think we are all born the same… some are not. Some have brains that do not connect the emotional center to the action center. The amygdala is not connected to the frontal cortex. They will never heal – or be normal. They will never love If you've ever met one of these predators, you would know where the blame lays. 6% in USA = 19 MILLION predators…. intraspecies predators. Read WITHOUT CONSCIENCE or MASK OF SANITY before you lay the blame on all humanity.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        true about the psychopaths and its not so easy to escape the system of civilization. Who has done it? Still working and paying taxes?
        Sure, blame the public, but provide a solution. Are skunk pellets and blowguns too violent?…

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    I think a significant point Mr Murata makes;

    "…The problem of workers on the site is very serious. The average number of daily workers is now more than 7.000. This requires numerically more than 2.5 million workers a year.

    Decommissioning of the reactors on the site will take decades. It makes one shudder…",

    is very interesting.

    7000 workers a day? WOw!
    Considering that the individual workers can only work at the fuku site for a few days ( or hours if they get an unlucky concentrated blast ) before reaching career limits on radiation exposure, where is Japan going to find the 12.5 million people in the run up to 2020 ( olympics ),

    let alone the 75 to 85 million people it will need to see it through the ( super conservative ) 30-40 year 'decomissioning'?

    Though many reports show typco paying homeless less than minimum wage, let's assume minimum wage for 12.5 @ 40/week ( using the 2015 wage of $6.30(USD)/hr):that's $3.15 Billion in just wages alone over the next 5 years,
    ANd considerably more as more of this pops up:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/world/asia/japan-cancer-fukushima-nuclear-plant-compensation.html?_r=0

    " ..A man who developed leukemia … has been awarded workers’ compensation by the Japanese government, in what amounts to the first official acknowledgment that exposure to radiation at the disaster site may have caused cancer."

    • Silverlok Silverlok

      while doing a cursory search for how Tepco could ever possibly pay for the clean-up ( it can't and the cost will inevitably fall on the tax payers whom are being poisoned )

      I ran across an interesting article ( here: http://naturalsociety.com/profits-71-company-using-faulty-radiation-detectors/ ), that makes a good point .
      Shouldn't ALL of Tepco's profits ( something like 2.6 billion( usd) for 2014) be channeled back into putting a permanent cork into fuku until the problem is solved ?

      I guess it's good for the banks and share holders that Tepco was nationalized…I mean the Japanese people get higher electrical rates , free radiation for life, 2% of their population per year directly involved in the fuku clean up ( meaning in five years 10% of the population will have been directly exposed in the clean up and 60% in thirty years)and no profit sharing
      I wonder what happens when the already declining population of Japan starts to really feel the mortality increases from the fuku event.
      I mean with less people every year paying for or needing power how soon until some kind of roche limit is crossed and every person in Japan has to be a direct share holder in Tepco to be able to afford to pay for power?
      Just a thought about how far this flying gopher hole can possible travel.

  • Daisy207

    They will blame global warming on the death of phytoplankton in the ocean. Live phytoplankton produce oxygen, dead ones produce methane. I can't breath methane.
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010/07/29/206497/nature-decline-ocean-phytoplankton-global-warming-boris-worm/

  • Nick

    TEPCOn announced today that tomorrow is becoming less certain as awol reactor cores and bits of spent fools' pools seem to have entered the biosphere.

    Folks, get this clear, there is no going back.

    Dose Aye Dose

    Box the Gnat

    The atoms with wayward energies have already been flung into our midst.

    Waves of particles and particles of waves.

    I sensed a rip in The Force on 3/10/11. Now I wonder if space-time itself has a rip in it as the wayward nuclear forces of decaying atoms permeate the known ecosphere.

    So be it.

    No reason to embrace the insanity.

  • Nick

    And just what be that insanity that you talk about, Nick?

    N: You know, the kind that bullet proofs itself behind surveillance retinal and other orificial means of determining what cellular soul thou art.

    How did you know that 11/27 would see record weapons sales?

    N: I didn't, but it didn't surprise me. A bullet is a bullet….

    ….GMI

  • Nick

    I know it is 2015, but I can't stop thinking about dates in 1936 when my grandfather worked in Japan. He was a surgical specialist who actually had grown up in Japan and understood the conversation his colleagues had in the hall…."We don't nee Western doctors anymore." He went home that night and told his wife we have to leave.

    December 7th was my mother's 12th birthday. When you see WWII films of the attack, realize that a young girl saw the fires at Pearl Harbor and said "My, no, our world changed forever.."

  • Nick

    I grew up state-side, but I have deep roots in both Japan and Hawaii.

    Fukushima, etc is a bit personal for me.

  • 😐

    It would be nice if articles like this one had links to additional pertinent information and data.

    "Some experts now estimate that the wave of radiation from Fukushima will be 10-times bigger than all of the radiation from the entire world’s nuclear tests throughout history combined…"
    – Mitsuhei Murata

    ➡ Who are the experts and where did they get their data??

    Maybe it's 100+ times?

  • We live in a world of psychos and loons.

    Just be a bit choosy about your own psychos and loons.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Opportunists.. 🙂

  • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

    Yes, Rob! You got it! It also helps to study the problem clinically so that you can recognize them before they pull a con on you. After some study, you will be able to recognize when a person is talking/thinking pathologically… i.e., like ANYONE who thinks nukes are still a good idea!

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