Fox News: “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima” — Media paying little attention to radiation in food, as if problem only involves Japan

Published: June 29th, 2011 at 8:40 pm ET
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Radiation in Our Food, Fox News by Chris Kilham, June 29, 2011:

[…] Milk, fruits and vegetables show trace amounts of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daichi power plants, and the media appears to be paying scant attention, if any attention at all. It is as if the problem only involves Japan […]

Radiation tests conducted since the nuclear disaster in Japan have detected radioactive iodine and cesium in milk and vegetables produced in California. […] Milk sold in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Vermont and Washington has also tested positive for radiation since the accident.

Additionally, drinking water tested in some U.S. municipalities also shows radioactive contamination. Is the fallout from Fukushima Daichi falling on us? Yes, it is.

Thanks to the jet stream air currents that flow across the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima Daichi. […]

Published: June 29th, 2011 at 8:40 pm ET
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74 comments to Fox News: “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima” — Media paying little attention to radiation in food, as if problem only involves Japan

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Quote: “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima”

    It has been for Months. I don’t believe this can be stopped. This is not getting better.

  • Jebus Jebus

    There you have it, About time, even if it is from Fox…

    We, the family of EneNews, are witnessing and enabling the beginning of the awakening of the masses.

    Thank-You EneNews!

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      DITTO.
      This is going to end horrific.

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Is Fox the only one stepping a little bit closer to what we’re REALLY looking at. I mean, who ELSE has spoken out lately? And yes, this is an “outrageous” statement because we’ve know FOREVER how bad it is.
        F**k again.

    • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

      Heebie-Jeebus–
      I recommend a healing Musick for you, and All…
      it is Felix Mendelssohn’s
      “Elijah” oratorio…
      hope you are more of an aficionado of choral music,
      than you are of Spiritual things…
      this music will wake you or Bake you.
      Please Acquire for yourself the Atlanta Symphony recording,
      directed by Robert Shaw.
      You cannot instruct me about religion, Heebie-Jeebus.
      I got to audition and sing the high-tenore choral parts
      on this monster of a musical healing blessing.
      I recommend having a Bible opened to the appropriate
      parts of the Elijah/Elisha/Ahab/Jezebel story.
      Damn the Devil, Sir.

      • Jebus Jebus

        @Elenin
        I am old enough and wise enough to know that you can not instruct an expert on the personal interpretation of Man’s many incarnations of religion…
        And please do not bore me with your “taste” in music…
        There is only Rock and Roll…:)

      • Is it this one Elenin?

        Felix Mendelssohn, Lift Thine eyes, He- Watching, from Elijah
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8ejYHS9pk

        What does he-watching mean? I think I’d rather be she-watching, starting with Ms Zhang (all 50 kg of her) above.

        Or, is it like “he be watchin’ [so don’t f* up] kinda thing.

        Good choice of music.

        • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

          Thanks Pluto! One of the movements of the
          Elijah oratorio is “Lift thine eyes to the Mountains”-
          lovely angelic womens’ double-trio? double quartet?
          I forget just now….
          and another movement is
          “He watching over Israel (slumbers not, nor sleeps)”
          –Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish:
          –He will Quicken thee…
          Hallelujah!
          Thank You Yeshua!
          The Baritone lead does a Solo titled,
          “Is His Word not like a Fire?”….pow’ful stuff.
          We had Timothy Noble as the guest Lead when
          I was in the tenor section. Big Medicine.
          I wish ol’ Jebus could get the Holy Spirit,
          stand and deliver some Notes, get Happy!
          Get those goosebumps and teary eyed Joy!
          Amen!
          “Then shall your Light,
          Break Forth as the Light of Morning-
          Breaketh!!
          and your Health shall SPEEDILY be Re-Stor-ed!”

  • Jebus Jebus

    According to the U.S.-based group of medical doctors Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), no amount of man-made radiation in water and food is safe. “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources, period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of PSR, in late March. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine 131 and cesium 137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”

    Doctor Alan Lockwood MD echoes this. “Consuming food containing radionuclides is particularly dangerous. If an individual ingests or inhales a radioactive particle, it continues to irradiate the body as long as it remains radioactive and stays in the body.”

    “Children are much more susceptible to the effects of radiation and stand a much greater chance of developing cancer than adults,” states Andrew Kanter, MD, president of PSR’s board. “So it is particularly dangerous when they consume radioactive food or water.”

    Should you panic about this? No. That will do no good. But you can call, write and email your congressperson, your senator, and any other elected officials in your district, ask them to push for testing of foods and water in your area, and tell them to take the threat of global nuclear fallout seriously. For while none of the 104 nuclear power plants in the U.S. are melting down at present, we have had our own nuclear accidents. Remember Three Mile Island? Radiation has made its way to the American dinner table. This is a time to speak out, and to put pressure on policy makers. Clearly, it’s far better to be politically active now than radioactive tomorrow.

    I don’t know how much more clearer it can be stated…

  • tony wilson

    i got into a dispute in the uk recently
    about products from japan.
    i wanted to return them stating that i did not trust the japanese government.
    that i believed food was dangerous and i wanted my money back.

    i was told by wholefoods store head office that they do 0 testing it is done by clearspring.
    i contacted clearspring they said we do no testing but we source are produce from the safe parts of japan : )
    and also if we had a problem the uk government would not allow us to sell bad products..
    this is from 2 companies that sell a lot of organic stuff.
    the higher end of the food market.
    moral being nobody cares,they want your money who cares if you die from cancer in 10 years.

    • Novamind

      A Lesson in the Reality of the way things are! Greed and Denial pervails.

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      Their street name is ‘wholepaycheck’, and they make their money the old-fashioned way: they steal it from you.

  • HardLeft

    Wow. This article actually was not filled with disinformation.

    And from FOX, no less. Maybe we can finally bury the left-vs.-right government-vs.-market media-created sideshow once and for all.

    And yes, I do not think this would have happened without ENENEWS.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Your right. It wouldn’t have happened with Enenews and Japan Regulars. My two fav groups of all time.

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Oops! Forgot one. Dutchsinse’s place but I don’t visit often as my MAIN focus has been these REACTORS for so long now. Japan 3/11 and NOW these new muthers right here!! Who woulda ever dreamed we’d be facing the same right in our own country? But here we are.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      I wouldn’t jump so fast. It is afterall FAUX Noise you are talking about.

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Nowhere on the frontpage. OpEd piece. While it’s nice to see, it changes nothing about mainstream media silence. I’ll bet this article quietly disappears in the next 12-24 hours.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I’ll bet your right. Depressing. No one is gonna to admit the HORRORS coming out of Japan. God help us.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    WTH? Huffer just posted this. I’ll repost in FULL:
    Ft. Calhoun NOT evacuate. There was a video making the rounds from the ABC station in Lincoln NE that claimed
    a 10 mile zone Ft. Calhoun had been evacuated. It certainly sounded legit, they even had a sound bite from the
    head of the NRC stating it was. When no other media outlet or witnesses confirmed the story I emailed KLKN TV.
    Below is the response:

    Hi Nancy,
    To answer your question, there is no evacuation in the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant area. The informatio­n was incorrect
    and we corrected it on our news yesterday, (June 28th). The 10-mile evacuation has not taken place, it is only a plan
    by the NRC should conditions become critical at the plant.

    Thanks,
    Linda Van Hoosen
    KLKN-TV Assignment Manager

    Video Stills from recent videohttp://www.houseoffoust.com/fukushima/nebraska.html

  • blackmoon

    I am archiving that story before it disappears.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      So many links, so much to save, so much SHIT. I beyond belief what is happening all over our country and Japan. How did this happen?!?! I’m so mad at myself 60 plus years, never ever realized the implications of N.Energy til 3/11. What the hell is wrong with ME?! I keep asking myself…WHY DID I ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?!
      CURSES…for sure. What a dummy.

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        I never EVER DREAMED I should pay attn to how I got our electric. Now we are facing a life altering Planet changing crisis that will effect us all FOREVER. I’m beyond depressed. I KNOW this will end horrific for us all.
        Going to bed now. Peace out enenewser’s. What a great group you’ve all been to me. I bless the day I found you. True story. Sad all the same. 🙁 For us all.

        • irradiated californian

          relax. why do you act like this is the first time you’ve seen this? you of all people should know this has been ongoing since the first explosion, and now you are deciding to write like you are panicking, just because the MSM actually said something about this? yes, this is going to affect us all, yes there is little to nothing we can do to stop it, so just enjoy life, don’t live in fear of what you can’t control. don’t be sad over something you had no control over to begin with, just live. live life to the best you can, and never look back to the past and say ‘i could’ve done better’, just do the best you can NOW, irregardless of the situation. much love

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            I agree. I’m FREAKING…so heading to bed.
            A reasoning voice is sometimes needed and you just gave one. thanks

          • milk and cheese milk and cheese

            That is a very wise course of action. Even if I had the regulation gas masks and hundreds of drums of pre-Fukushima water stored (instead of just two, and a modest store of food) I would not want to live a paranoid and irradiated life. Besides, what about my friends that I could not help? It’s not worth it.

  • irradiated californian

    MSM is reporting what we know. it makes no difference at all. there is no need to panic just because they are reporting the obvious, it just goes to show you that they can’t hide it, but they knew it all along. i don’t understand how so many of you (including myself) are critical of MSM like fox news, cnn, etc. yet when something like this pops up most of you act like it is new, and say stuff like ‘omg, god help us, this isn’t good, etc.’ that makes you sound just as bad as the sleeping sheep. we know this already, we knew it from the beginning, so quit fooling yourselves into thinking that this report makes it any worse. even if the masses know about this, they still aren’t going to do anything about it.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      You are SO RIGHT. They give us ‘scraps and bones’…and we BITE. No truer statement than that. I think we’re all in KNOTS. Nothing, like you said, will change the fact that the entire MSM has been slow on the draw. Our emotions take over and that’s “all she wrote”. ff your comment because it’s so true. Scraps and bones is all we’re going to get from here on.
      FUKASHIMA is a life changing event. There lies THE RUB.

      • alasanon

        I think it can be overwhelming when your opinions have been somewhat officially validated. The biggest concern for me is for others–many, many others! There are millions & millions of wonderful, innocent people who can be adversely affected by this and they don’t even know it!! I think that’s what bothers you as well, Whoopie! 😉
        (I’m not too worried about myself. I tend to survive anything and everything.)

        • milk and cheese milk and cheese

          I am not concerned about myself. I am sorry for the young people, whose futures look so bleak.

  • Maybe they could report on the fixed tepco cam

    • irradiated californian

      that’ll be the headline story in 2 months. “BREAKING: FOX NEWS REPORTS TEPCO ‘LIVE’ WEBCAM ACTUALLY RIGGED, BUT FIRST, WIENER ON THE LOOSE AGAIN”

  • M Curie M Curie

    Beck was right! Today, the day before he leaves FOX news, he talked about the politics involved and who owns/controls the major news sources and networks.

    He had only positive comments regarding FOX.

    Hope FOX can hang in there under pressure and continue to probe and report on the issues being suppressed by greed and politics.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    In Japanese..­. TEPCO expects to “Cool Down” Reactor #3 within 1 week
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20110630/k10013866581000.html
    Riiiiiiiight.

    • farawayfan farawayfan

      Lol. Yes, the reactor that is so hot it’s generating enough hydrogen we feel we should inject nitrogen (but can’t, because we cannot even approach the reactor). The Mox reactor with melt-through.

      The parade of lies continues….

    • irradiated californian

      that is wishful thinking, if anything but just empty words.

  • radegan

    That steady flow….I think it was Tacoma’s image that best illustrated it – imagine a globe that you are spinning with one hand. With the other you are holding a can of hair spray and depressing the spray button as softly as you can and aiming it at one spot on the spinning globe. Now – how soon does the entire globe become sticky?

  • TheWorldIsBlind

    Anybody else getting the metallic taste in their mouths?? As much as I wish I could barricade myself inside I still spend a lot of time outside doing physical activities because thats what I do. But now after a nice day outside I keep tasting almost like pennies in my mouth. I know this is a sign of radiation exposure. Its worrying me. Its really strong. UGH!

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    As soon as I determine how to measure food radiation, I’ll order the detector, and after it arrives I’ll be paying a lot of attention to radiation in food, and reporting the bad news regularly.

    I didn’t buy 10 cases each of long-dated (2016) canned tuna and salmon and other pre-Fuku Pacific seafood, along with canned fruit and vegetables, and rent an AC’d storage unit to hold it all, because
    of my confidence in any of the u.s. agency cabals such as the epa, or in the msm to do honest reporting.

    It’s a two-sided attack: a steady flow of
    radiation from Japan, and a steady flow of toxic bullsheedium from authorities and news sources all around.

  • txphysicist

    I just received a CDV-700 in the mail and I’ve been out measuring over the last few days. So far, just showing 0.01 – spiking 0.1+ mRem/hour here in South Texas.

    Did find a 0.2mRem/hour june bug… That was kinda funny, but not found any hot particles in the old a/c filter, so hoping it can stay that way for a while.

    • alasanon

      Thanks for the update!! TX and Mexico are looking pretty rosy, as yet… I like their food…would wind currents from Los Alamos go down that way? Need those Fairewinds!

    • Lee Binder

      what made you purchase the CDV-700 (vs. e.g. the Detector Inspector)?

    • lokay5 lokay5

      I’ve had a couple CD 700bs for a few years. Bought ’em before our trip to NNTS. I’ve checked out Durango’s air filter from day one untill today, and I haven’t detected anything. I’m in Southern Oregon.

      • Lee Binder

        Do you consider it possible that you might have detected radiation with a highly sensitive device like the Inspector Detector? Isn’t the CDV-700 less receptive?

    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      Just wondering…how much is 0.01 or 0.01 mRem/hr? It sounds fairly minimal…am I right?

      • lokay5 lokay5

        Lee

        I’ve had these CDV-700B’s for a few years just as a novelty. They were cheap then. I took one on the Los Alamos tour to Ground Zero and got pretty good readings on some fragments. There was also a display with DU and it went crazy!

    • Wondering how you go about detecting hot particles in a filter, or in a plant leaf?

      I think for plants you need an autoradiograph? [radiograph?].

      I gather that detecting hot particles in filters can’t be done with a Geiger counter, and testing is very difficult and expensive. Is this correct?

      • lokay5 lokay5

        I had an AutoRadioGraph in my ’50 Olds. It played 45’s…..;>)

      • Rica E

        Here is a guess, I think if you have an accumulation like water or air filters, or swab your windshield after bad air quality day with a damp paper towel, the decaying thingy’s should give a noticeable reading.

  • I would never have guessed the same station that gave us Anne Coulter’s “Radiation is good for you” bs would publish something so close to the truth about the catastrophe at Fukushima.

  • accumulation is the killer

    • BetaFlare

      Most dangerous accumulation point: lungs.

      Measurement Note: cheap gauges are just indicating devices; better than nothing but dont bet your life on the radings…

  • And i’ve heard constant low doses is much worse that one large dose since your body never has a chance to recover.

  • Erhyth

    The radiation in the food and water here is hardly just from Japan…but Japan has become a convenient scapegoat and cover-up for already existing home-grown radiation.

    • Jebus Jebus

      Erhyth,
      You are absolutely correct and no one here is saying that it is.
      We have been adding to the mix since the first test at trinity.
      Which validates Keys comment, “accumulation is the killer”
      We as humans are at a apex point in regards to all poisons produced from the business of nuclear fission.

      If we, this generation, at this moment in time, fail in stopping this monster to humanity, then our children and all life that comes after us will suffer the worst possible fate.
      We will be accessories to the murder of all life on earth.

  • FOX News is untrustworthy. This seems like a good story but the timing is wrong. The idea that this is now attached to the LOS ALAMOS fire is disconcerting, to say the least. I see the Los Alamos fire as a manufactured news story to divert our attention from Fukushima. I might be wrong, but if I’m right there is now going to be an attempt to make us all DEPENDENT on official sources ( i.e. government, MSM ) for TRUTH about radiation in the environment. That’s a bad idea. We need to question certainty about the effects of radioactive isotopes on us. All kinds of certainty.