Gov’t model shows airborne radioactive plume covering entire west coast of US & Canada on Mar 22, 2011… 10 times more radioactive than plume coming from Fukushima plant on same day — Radiation levels in some plumes had no discernible decrease after crossing Pacific (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Radioactive Aerosol Dispersion, NOAA: The [HYSPLIT] model was developed by NOAA to follow the transport and dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere. In HYSPLIT, the computation is composed of four components: transport by the mean wind, turbulent dispersion, scavenging and decay. A large number of pollutant particles, which by convention are called “particles” but are just computational “points” (particles or gases), are released at the source location and passively follow the wind. [...] March 11th [...] by 16:36 a nuclear emergency was reported. By the early morning hours of March 12th, radioactive emissions were occurring [...] the simulation from NOAA’s HYSPLIT model shows a continuous release of tracer particles from 12-31 March at a rate of 100 per hour representing the Cesium-137 emitted from Fukushima Daiichi. Each change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10.

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The March 22, 2011 NOAA model (above right) shows the West Coast of US and Canada covered in red particles, while the Fukushima site — and all of Japan — are under orange particles.  According to the NOAA above a “change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10

Watch NOAA’s Fukushima airborne plume simulation here

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201 comments to Gov’t model shows airborne radioactive plume covering entire west coast of US & Canada on Mar 22, 2011… 10 times more radioactive than plume coming from Fukushima plant on same day — Radiation levels in some plumes had no discernible decrease after crossing Pacific (VIDEO)

  • JP JP

    Unfortunately 3 years later despite an ever increasing drip of bad news from Fukushima, it falls on mostly deaf ears of the population and media.

    Even with so much news out, I suspect things are far worse at Fuku…and now WIPP than we will ever know.

    Nuclear ignorance is not bliss…it's a living health nightmare.


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      'Stress alters children's genomes

      Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds.'

      "Growing up in a stressful social environment leaves lasting marks on young chromosomes, a study of African American boys has revealed. Telomeres, repetitive DNA sequences that protect the ends of chromosomes from fraying over time, are shorter in children from poor and unstable homes than in children from more nurturing families.

      When researchers examined the DNA of 40 boys from major US cities at age 9, they found that the telomeres of children from harsh home environments were 19% shorter than those of children from advantaged backgrounds. The length of telomeres is often considered to be a biomarker of chronic stress."

      http://www.nature.com/news/stress-alters-children-s-genomes-1.14997?WT.ec

      Along with the stress of living in declining (grinding poverty-inducing) economies around the world, how will the stress of this nuclear disaster affect the children in addition to the radiological damage? It will certainly make their immune systems less resistant to damage. More proof that stress does cause physical damage – and not just in 9 year olds.

      Another piece of the Fukushima death puzzle.


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    • mt1000

      This MarketWatch op-ed has some reasons Americans can't handle bad news …. they just don't want to hear it….
      http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-reasons-why-americans-ignore-climate-disasters-2014-04-03


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    • Starbird Starbird

      You're right, JP, things are FAR WORSE than they EVER admit to -
      These models are based on Cesium 137 dispersal – an easy to detect Gamma emitter – They never even discuss, much less show models for, the harder to detect Alpha emitters – Plutonium and Uranium.

      There could literally have been TONS of super deadly Plutonium released and we would never see a model for its dispersal…


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  • Socrates

    The bad stuff was suspended in columns of air and brought to our shores in the exact concentrations as were recorded in Fukushima. Being downwind does the trick for fallout, unless it is blown up into the stratosphere. 90% of bad stuff from above-ground testing went into the stratosphere. Fukushima's bad stuff just drifted across the ocean floating on the trade winds. Aerosolized nano-particles are carried along, and gases float like balloons.

    These radioactive plumes killed and sicken many over here. That's how probability works. Iodine 131 and 129 hit our lungs followed by Xenon and Cesium 134/137, the latter comes down in rain. The rest is biophysics.


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  • many moons

    How could there be a discernible decrease….didn't the plume from Chernobyl move in more or less the same way, across all of Europe and so on without disturbance? Weren't there traces of Chernobyl from the arctic to the Antarctic? Hasn't science gathered enough data to know that nothing can break up a fallout plume? If something could…maybe we would have employed those methods…er…maybe that was what all those chemtrails were trying to do….must not have worked.

    Why do we have to keep relearning what is obvious?


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  • Sol Man

    Lies spoken so glibly. The President said there's no problem.


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is the debut book by Malcolm Gladwell, first published by Little Brown in 2000. Gladwell defines a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point". Wikipedia". Google "tipping point"
    This book is a good read, studying the dynamics of the propogation of ideas, and how ideas result in social change.
    It seems frustrating , perhaps, in this narrow band of Fukushima coverage here on ENEnews, to see the indifference of the larger society to all things Fukushima.
    But models, like the new model in this thread today, will be widely viewed, with chilling results.

    The people cannot understand that their own government has a policy to protect the nuclear industry, even if this means sacrificing public health.
    The people cannot understand that the news media functions to magnify those very same governmental policies, rather then to step out of line and expose them.
    The people cannot understand that public institutions are fundamentally conservative, working tirelessly to minimize change in order to sustain business as usual.
    But the people will understand what the colors on the map means.
    They will understand this deadly little animation.
    They will notice that they were not warned.
    They will notice that the fallout dusted their California strawberries, seasoned their almonds, and added a little something extra to the table wine.
    Tipping point.
    Tip it!


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    • yep, that book is one of my Mantras and a reason for hope. But hope without action is just wishful thinking.

      Tip it good.

      Some good old in their face activism is what we need. They don't like being yelled at, no one does.

      Consider attending the WIPP town hall at livestream this Thursday, and don't yell, but tag team back them into a corner with their lies.

      Break their cool, make them feel the heat.


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      • digitalaardvarks

        when they wanted to spray aerially over san francisco with untested pesticides people yelled. they screamed about agent orange and one bald woman who had cancer shouted do i look like a bug to you? we were too polite. i had no activist experience.


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    • Dusted strawberries.

      I was in the doctors office waiting room today and there was a 4 year old girl telling her mommy about the strawberry she ate that was mutated and it looked like it had a nose.
      (central California)

      I found it interesting that a 4 year old even understood what a MUTATED STRAWBERRY was. She then went on to say how she ate all of the 'funny' mutated ones, most of them were that way she said.
      :(

      People need to know, they have a right to know!

      I'll bet President Obama's daughters don't eat funny mutated strawberries.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Don't eat any berries as they have shallow root systems..


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        • The Great Tribulation atomicistheword

          Yellowstone Park is an area where the jet stream actually touches the earth's surface, the native Indians call it the snow eater. Surely sane people, would look to this area for atomic radiation detection.

          Spring is dangerous for particle uptake as the snows radiated begin to contaminate the environment as winds attach hot particles to dust and pollen. The poor bees under nature attack from the Varroa destructor parasite don't stand much of a chance. Who needs bees? Let's build a few more devil boxes as viruses mutate at a vast and dangerous pace.

          When you have past Presidents walk free from crimes against humanity by criminally murdering people with depleted uranium, what can such a lawless nation expect. Guess what NASA has discovered huge deposits of uranium in Afghanistan, we'll fancy that? They have no conscience, no shame and no humanity. And no plan to abandon devil power.

          Earth shall teach and they will know the wrath of nature, they fear nature!

          Seek the Hopi people for they have not abandoned GOD.


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      • digitalaardvarks

        that is sad and scary


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      • name999 name999

        Obama's daughters? Geez…Michelle Obama has done a ton to upgrade and improve food standards and diets in the US.
        The nuclear industry stands outside of the law by design and undoes the best efforts.

        Eliminating the laws that protect weapons production enmeshed with energy production would be a gamechanger but that is unlikely. That is why we are positioned to keep falling.


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    • wildandfree wildandfree

      PhilipupNorth, great book, carried copies of it and "Blink" around for a couple of years, gave it to those that would listen, but back then it was a discussion about the increasing government deficit and worried it would get over $10 Trillion. Both are good books to read and give as gifts. Never thought we would get this far without so much as a hoot from the general populous. We are not very assertive as a general population anymore.


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      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        "Not very assertive" as a people.

        This reminds me that there might have been a much greater ruckus over the Bush/Cheney Iraq War, (actually a Bush family vendata against Saddam Hussein, who attempted to assassinate Bush I), if there had been a military draft. A volunteer military protects the middle class and elites from war.

        Also, most folks are not too busy in their lives to protest. Look at smart phones. Keeps the kids quiet.


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  • Sharpie

    All that red on the west coast… And experts have no idea where all these thyroid, bone cancers, tonsillitis, etc etc are coming from.

    http://www.malibutimes.com/breaking_news/article_e2499d32-2ec3-11e3-972a-0019bb2963f4.html


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    • SadieDog

      -"The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin pumping up groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday. The water is expected to be released into the sea next month."


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    • GQR2

      That would be today in Japan,
      here comes even more waves of radiation. Trillions of gallons everyday and every night.
      The sea will convulse. It will only be a matter of days before the West Coast sees and feels sickness that cannot be denied. Let the cruise ship guests figure it out its so irresponsible the money makers don't want the economy rocked well its gonna rock just the same.
      What a horror.
      This is criminal on a galactic scale.
      so evil.


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Watch the animation here:
    http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/fukushima_400.mov
    I urge everyone on ENEnews to promptly email this little animation to all those friends and family who roll their eyes whenever you mention Fukushima. Perhaps it will give them pause, when it becomes time for them to plan their next vacation in Hawaii, or sit down at a meal of Pacific seafood, or eat a piece of fresh California strawberry pie.
    PS: Deep down, it will also regester in peoples minds that their government didn't even have the decency to keep the children in from recess as the plume passed overhead.
    Tipping point.
    Tip it! ;)


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      in truth, Philip, I don't have the courage to email this information to my family, who are on the West Coast. I have brothers who live in the San Diego and LA area. Others are down in Texas. They have kids, as well.

      I warned all of them back in 2011, "…plume is on its way! You can stay here." They understandably ignored the warnings, as there were no other corroborating signs (thanks to the media blackout) that would've confirmed my warnings. Serious bummer…


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      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Don't worry about the results, and don't take your family's indifference personally. Aftershock, your duty is to send this animation to them. Say "NOAA" and spell it out for them is fhey do not know what an "NOAA" is. Wish them a Happy Easter or happy springtime. Tell them you love them.

        This important animation will convince them, on the deepest level, that they were heavily dosed by Fukushima radiation. They may begin to pay attention to news stories they see in the future that mention "radiation" or "cancer", perhaps without quite knowing why.

        This is how a tipping point works. Even the unconcerned begin to take action, and begin to demand action by their government.

        "At a certain point, we have the ability to do something about it."
        President Obama, on the Equal Pay issue, just now on CNN.

        Tipping point.
        Tip it! :)


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          appreciate your guidance, Philip. I'm just too effing depressed about their having to come to terms with having ignored me. You're right on all fronts; that it'll give them the information to take things in hand. But if it's already too late, I don't want to add deep regret to their lot. I'm very sad; more than I let on…out here…


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          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            just finished getting-up the courage to watch simulation. [downloaded and archived]

            Utterly devastating what we've done to our world. Notice how, in the later stages of the animation, the plume returns from the other side of planet and eventually equalizes within its distribution pattern. While the West Coast obviously got bombed, the distribution pattern shows major deposition throughout the entire Northern hemisphere.

            I now get why they put a complete media blackout into place. If the general public understood the full implications of this catastrophe, cities around the world would be in flames. The monkeys really did themselves royally, this time around…


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          • We Not They Finally

            It actually may help to have a strategy. Like peel off one or two in the family unit who are the most grounded or the most responsible or the one others listen to, and try to input some BASICS. But always lovingly — say you love and support them whatever they do.

            We have a close long-time friend who suddenly had TWO (seemingly) unrelated cancers diagnosed at once back last Fall. But the M.D.'s said that the thyroid cancer was "no big deal," all contained, so they put that operation LAST. Then the pathology report came back with stage four and a "very aggressive" cancer.

            So we appealed to her and husband to NOT blast her with radioactive iodine-131, since that's what caused the thyroid cancer in the first place. So she told us don't e-mail her husband, he didn't want to hear this. So we gently pushed high doses of liposomal vitamin C and lots juicing raw veggies. Told her she had to have raw enzymes, minerals, vitamins to strengthen herself in the face of the radiation blast from the M.D.s.

            But then we aw she was going to do the radiation anyway. I e-mailed that we love and support her WHATEVER she does. Meanwhile, husband, not knowing I did that, dosed our beautiful large lovely HEALTH flowering hisbiscus plant with something called "Miracle-Gro" and the plant was dead by dawn!

            So we e-mailed the friend to please have SOMEONE check that they were not about to overdose HER with the I-131. She went ahead anyway. So we sent her our love and…


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            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              just what I'm saying, WNTF. You do everything right and the some forces do everything to stop you. Have to say, I admire you guys for your patient care and concern. Most just throw their hands up and leave it to divine intervention…


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            • We Not They Finally

              suggested juicing again.

              Now we've heard nothing for close to a month. We hope that she is still alive and we keep e-mailing and sending her our love and support. Because at the end of the day, we want all that is left to be LOVE, not "She didn't listen."

              But the reality is that this may get to be as hard on knowledgable people as on people who shut the info out. As a poet once said wisely during the Civil War: "They also serve who only stand and wait."

              So you're "eff-ing depressed" about unresponsive loved ones. So are we! (Our niece up and went to Japan against all warnings and told us she was "having a wonderful time!") And being patient with people in danger can be the hardest thing. But we still need to keep it about LOVE. And to also know that you're telling them was loving yesterday, loving today, and will be loving tomorrow. If they are headed for "regret," they'll get there anyway. But if you LOVE, that will never be on you.


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              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                fortunately, WNTF, I've long-ago come to terms with depression and its function in ones life. Unfortunately, others aren't as adept at accepting the dark side of their makeup. Attempting to push it away only lends more credence to its cause. I simply accept it as one of many compelling forces for change, and attempt to guide others to accepting it as such…


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            • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

              WNTF: I also dosed my beautiful indoor/outdoor hibuscus plant with miracle grow, and had it die suddently lavst fall.

              As you said:
              "dosed our beautiful large lovely HEALTH flowering hisbiscus plant with something called "Miracle-Gro" and the plant was dead by dawn!"

              I have put the "remains" of my treasured hibuscus on the patio this spring to see if it will sprout leaves and survive. Such a treasure, the hibuscus.
              Hope is eternal. ;)


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          • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

            Aftershock:

            In the history of Universal Consciousness, the ups and downs humans experience, as the Earthly human race, in the broad sweep of universal history, matters not at all. At a certain level, not even the birth, life, and death of an entire universe, such as ours, which is just one of many such universe births, lives, and deaths, matters a great deal.

            Eternal Life is precisely this: Eternal.
            My life on a macro scale has but one goal:

            To merge with Universal Consciousness

            Which is the awareness that permeates all matter in the universe.
            And, incidently, all of the "space" that exists between each particle of matter.

            If my life here on earth is to become anything at all,
            It has to become one with Eternal Life in expressed in Universal Consciousness.
            Else it disappears when my organism dies, and my mind with it.

            This is the singular goal of all sentient life that has ever existed in the history off all universes everywhere and everywhen:

            "To merge with the Universal Consciousness."

            (Before the end of our small "l" lives.)

            So, we must find that eternal consciousness, and merge with it during our lifetimes.

            Just know that there are many here on this earthly planet at this moment in time,
            Who did NOT come here just to die from a Fukushima ELE.
            We have come here, at this moment, and have lived our entire lifetimes, to witness the events that will result in human evolution to its next phase. ;)


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        • name999 name999

          PhilipUpNorth, I very much appreciate your posts.
          My greatest concern regarding people and what finally tips them, the notion that when folks"hit bottom" like they say in addictions, they will wake up, have to start heading back up again.
          What I see around me is that people now use multiple devices to get away from real things around them they don't like. From TV, radio, to earbuds and smartphones, PC, Ipads, etc etc etc.
          The point is that people are so adept at methods of dissociation that the worse things become now, the deeper they dig into their technology.

          Methinks technology has changed the rules, the feedback loops and self righting mechanisms in the human body.


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      • digitalaardvarks

        i've been looking at radiation maps for 3 years and i do not see that the rest of the u.s or the n. hemisphere is a whole lot better than the west coast. where would you tell people to move to? even the s. hemisphere is not untouched by this. i'm in new mexico and now that wipp happened i don't feel safe here. the last few days the east coast looks a lot worse than the west, i don't know if it's caused by wipp or a combination of fuku and wipp.


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    • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

      I would like to see and hopefully download the video but it doesn't work for me. I've tried on three different devices with no luck. When I look at: http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/ without the "fukushima_400.mov" part I see no video listed with that name.

      Is it available on youtube or somewhere else please if anyone knows.

      Thanks


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      • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

        Oops. Found it already with different formats. Other available links are:

        http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/fukushima_400 – Broadband.m4v
        http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/fukushima_400 – Cellular.m4v
        http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/fukushima_400 – Wi-Fi.m4v


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        • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

          Thanks AFTERSHOCK,

          And you will need to copy -paste the full links of mine above above rather than just clicking on the link.


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          very cool. And thanks, as well, Donald.

          Showed this to a friend this morning. Said, "Dude…grab a seat over here and watch this." He's heavily into the food industry and I've been telling him about the situation over these last few years. He nearly shit his pants. Then, as if that weren't enough, I explained how the plume wrapped-around the Northern Hemisphere and saturated everything with death. He's got a strong constitution and didn't do a "van Gogh" on me. But you could tell from his face, that 'picture' was worth a thousand words…


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          • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

            See, Aftershock, a picture really is worth a thousand words. :)

            ENEnewsers, please download the NOAA video, and save it to a local hard drive or thumb drive.
            Now that this has been released, I'd hate to lose it.
            The government is being very careful just now, not to spook the people, or do anything that would disrupt commerce.
            Something as eloquent as this little video might suddenly disappear some day.
            http://sos.noaa.gov/videos/fukushima_400.mov

            Every time we sit down at a restaurant, and DON'T order Pacific Ocean Seafood, for example, we are making an economic decision that, when magnified by millions of similar decisions, has commercial ramifications. In the coming years, fishing fleets will sit idle in ports all over the Pacific Ocean, and canneries will be closing down.

            This year, many farms in the California central valley will be shutting down, having been denied irrigation water. Perhaps a good thing. This will allow time for more testing of California soils and produce for radiation. Perhaps Arnie Gundersen will heed our call, and take the point on this effort. We need to be doing more cooperative food testing, ENEnewsers.

            US government: Will you be doing any testing of the food supply for radiation to protect the public health? ;)


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            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              good thoughts, Philip. Like look'n down at the plate and not know'n where to start.

              Suppose the lose of jobs in the fisheries is important. Would be to me if I were dock worker, hauling crates up to the canning factory.

              Most of us know, governments no longer respond to pressure from the people; that is, until the people are rampaging through the hallways of government. So it's important to remove the concept of government from any formula for change. Think as the corporate executive thinks; that government exist as nothing more than a carnival front.

              It would be beneficial to take the high ground and point-out how nuclear power became the crippling blow to the fishing industry. Emphasize irradiated fish as both risk to ones health and economy. Highlight how Fukushima's contamination of the Pacific will be a billion times more damaging to the economy and our health, than the GOM/BP fiasco ever was. Be proactive in squarely placing the blame on nuclear power.

              Amongst the many truths we'd have known, also make it about how the fishing economy was devastated by Fukushima. Otherwise, their representatives will simply turn it around and busy themselves with pointing these economic losses towards anti-nuclear truthers. And in a sense they'd be correct, because once you know what's in that Twinky, it won't be going in your kid's lunchpack…


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      • Jebus Jebus

        I hope the SOS part of that URL is not lost on anyone…


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  • dunkilo

    have been following this from the start.Yes the media is owned by the $.So is our pitiful govt.Now we have our own fuku in WIPP .I used to be pro-nuke .Now I see its the worst ,most horrific deadly stuff on this planet.Have e-mail my so called senators .From top to bottom the US government is rotten to the core.This is the tipping point .How much longer will we the people put up with this ?


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    • Welcome to the fray. There are a lot of stupid sheeple out there, and we can be the shepherd even if they don't really deserve it….but we all live in the same pasture, so we better tip it.

      Tip it good. Get active.

      Good job on writing emails, even better to fax, it does get more attention.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      welcome, dunkilo. I appreciate your open admission about being pro-nuke. I'm still pro-nuke…JUST NOT WITHIN THE PLANET'S BIOSPHERE!!!


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      • Ya! I have approved of one nuclear reactor, and it is 93 million miles away from the Home Planet.

        And even that one is sketchy (but we really need it) because it could pull off another Carrington Event and send several hundred nuke plants into meltdown.


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  • dunkilo

    WHEW ! this was my first post and I needed to get that out. Thank you at Enews for this forum .I know God Jehovah is in control ,and soon all will be made whole again.God's peace to all


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  • Nick

    "5. MECHANISMS OF BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS
    5.1 INTRODUCTION
    Radiation ionizes cellular atoms and molecules; if immediate recombination does not occur, these can manifest as some type of molecular, cellular, or organic system alteration. An ionizing event can cause a variety of damage scenarios: (1) no damage if the ionized molecule reforms immediately; (2) repairable damage that causes no clinical effects if repaired; (3) repairable damage to DNA, which can be tumoriginic or carcinogenic if not repaired prior to cell division; (4) irreparable small-scale damage which causes cell death to a small population of cells that is insignificant and produces no clinical effects; and
    (5) irreparable large-scale damage that kills enough cells within an organ system to produce deterministic threshold effects such as cataracts and acute radiation syndrome."
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp149-c5.pdf

    Just talked to a woman who had her eye doctor tell her that her eyes were "older" than her biological age (45), as in she was displaying cataract/glaucoma progression.


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Nick links this quote: Radiation can cause…"irreparable large-scale damage that kills enough cells within an organ system to produce deterministic threshold effects…"

      Radiation ultimately affects the ability of biological systems to function and replicate themselves in a normal manner.

      A large-scale, wide-spread, and long-term event, like Fukushima, is ultimately a catastrophy for the millions of cells that make up our human body.

      On a microscopic scale, Fukushima radiation is messing up our body's ability to make the proteins which sustain healthy tissue function. On a microscopic scale, Fukushima is causing some, perhaps many, of our cells to go rogue, and become cancerous.

      Welcome to the spring of 2014. The beginning of the 4th year of the Fukushima Catastrophy.
      There is still no underground wall.
      Fukushima is still not walled off from the sea by a second outer harbor wall.
      Contaminated groundwater still flows into the Pacific Ocean.
      And the 250 tonnes of the missing molten cores of Reactors1,2,&3 have still not been located.
      The plume from the original Fukushima event still passes over our heads every 40 days.
      The nuclides that are deposited on each passing of the plume,
      Mix with the long half-life radio-nuclides that have been previously deposited.
      They will never go away.
      But WE, on the other hand, WILL GO AWAY,
      And we will go away much more quickly then we expect to.

      Hey, but it was a great ride, wasn't it? ;)


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  • Nick

    Methinks many of us will start to see deterministic threshold effects….

    It ain't just cancer to be afraid of from ionizing radiation.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, so many thresholds and so many varied symptoms caused with/by this invisible, tasteless odorless spewing Radiation Contamination poison.

    Bioaccumulation will make sure this Nuclear Poison numbers game will skyrocket for everybody. :(


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  • It is amazing how these nuke trolls follow me the world over to attempt to debunk my facts, and they have no facts to debunk with, just assertions and more lies….see this one on oilprice which is a really good energy site.

    BTW….one of the lies the nukers use is that if there was a moderated prompt criticality, that humans nearby would have been killed…well per FOIA documents 5 of the Fukushima 50 were killed on the day that Reactor 3 building went critical. hmmmmm

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    Atoms4Peace1 on Wed, 11th Dec 2013 5:17 am

    We professionals have seen these websites, the Gundersen claim, and the false calculations by the “nuke pro”. All of them fail to assert the real forensic evidence for a prompt moderated criticality – a very large neutron spike on the order of 10^18 neutrons over a millisecond. There is really no claim to the Fukushima explosion and the old Borax explosion. In fact the explosion at Borax is steam from the rapid heatup of the core from prompt criticality. The Fukushima explosion was hydrogen,

    Here is the link on oil price.
    http://peakoil.com/enviroment/fukushima-was-a-nuclear-explosion-here-is-the-proof

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/12/fukushima-was-nuclear-explosion-here-is.html


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      when the day arrives, stock, where the squeaking sound of a child's tricycle is no longer heard; when the lone mocking bird's call is but a memory, the likes of "Atoms4Peace1" will have fulfilled their aspirations for a peaceful world. Just don't stand too close to the rotting bodies. The drone of so many flesh eating flies can be overwhelming…


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    • We Not They Finally

      stock, your intent is always good, but probably not worth re-printing. Anyone naming themselves Atoms4Peace in the first place, makes one's blood boil.


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      • Visit peak oil and drop a comment of reality….just a thought.

        going to WIPP perhaps? How far is that for you?


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        • We Not They Finally

          No, no, no, no, no, not going anywhere near WIPP!! It was bad enough when we had to say "Keep that thing away from us!" when the show-and-tell lady passed around a chunk of salt from WIPP in that local meeting.

          We're in Albuquerque, 274 miles north. However, the wind patterns brought the plutonium plume at least somewhat closer[??]

          Ironic is that we came to New Mexico in late 2001 to escape the chaos in New York following 9-11. Now we are trying to escape in the other direction! I feel like we're living here in "a Satan sandwich" — Sandia Labs locally apparently has thousands of tons of depleted uranium just lying around; then Los Alamos to the north; and WIPP to the South.

          Trying to move to the Boston area (husband's home turf) by the end of the year. We'll only get an apartment half the size, but life is life.

          Carlsbad is apparently a VERY economically depressed area. At least it was before the influx of federal money for WIPP. So maybe the same reason they were able to push this onto the populace there in the first place, is why there is no popular uprising.

          All this notwithstanding, we totally appreciate the activism radiating from you and so many others here! If/when we can do more, we will.


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  • GQR2

    i haven't listened to the whole program as of yet but it starts off with a bang all about Fukushima. so thought i'd post it for you all :)
    Dr Richard Alan Miller and JBW /CTM on Fukushima.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UDBbCAXUzI&list=PLV-k1CUINOQsFp3R38pks7aD4RP3ddEa7


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    • vicky13 vicky13

      Hi GQR2

      Youtube canned it,, I got this error,,

      This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.


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      • GQR2

        well vic don't feel bad,sadly the guy disintegrated into cackling drivil i bet JBW was asking himself,whose idea was it for me to have my own radio show anyway? It was painful and not even about Fukushima.

        Plus he's gone off some libertarian fuzzy deep end.sticking with the usual suspects who always intellectually disappointment with their views. Not really my cup of tea but like a train wreck i can't look away. Its a niche program with a ton of listeners,i was hoping he wouldn't op for the obvious and easy demographics. oh well. (its just my opinion)


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  • jackassrig

    What I want to know, was the prompt criticality a Mark 1 flaw or operator error. Apparently, the operators know little about how their reactors operate.


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  • Nick

    jackassrig…

    When the earth heaved on 3/11/11, the very plumbing and airlines were torn asunder. Remember the stories of TEPCOettes scrounging batteries from cars? They were attempting to provide power, among other things, to the compressed air valves that were critical components in the cooling systems. Even when they got juice flowing, the air hissed out of the lines, valves never opened and water never flowed. Even if it had, much of the plumbing was FUBAR.

    The tsunami DID do a number on the plant but it was the earthquake that cracked and distorted much of the site. For all we know, the reactor vessels were compromised from the get-go.

    The only way to prevent this disaster was to upgrade the piping to a more robust and flexible state. Much of FD_NPP was antiquated.

    Age is a bitch. Nuclear radiation ages stuff fast!


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      few are aware, Nick, but prior to 311, an appeal from the plant's technical maintenance team was submitted to TEPCO management, which requested funds for waterproofing the emergency power backup control panel-electronics. This came to my attention, back in the mid-half of 2011, through a WSJ article. The cost of waterproofing what was described as a refrigerator-sized module, was determined to be less than ten-thousand dollars. The proposal was shot down by TEPCO's management. Had that control box survived exposure to the salt water, they would've been able to restore power to the emergency coolant pumps. Instead, like you pointed out, they found themselves scrambling about for batteries and such. This is a little known fact which contributed to the cascading failures at Fukushima.

      For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost…


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    • HoTaters

      And as quoted from an article here from yesterday, Tepco "regrets" it didn't inform the public sooner some things had occurred. For example, the water intended to cool the reactors "went down the wrong pipes" and failed to do its cooling job properly.

      Yikes.


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  • HoTaters

    Using the NOAA Hysplit model (graph scale at bottom of the model) that's 5,000,000,000,000 Bq per hour or 5 trillion per hour (red part of scale at bottom of graph). But if the model is based on 100 Bq Cesium (tracer particles) per hour.

    Even if you happened to be sitting under the "blue" portion of the model during deposition or the plume, that's still 5.0E + 09, or add 9 zeroes to the result.

    5,000,000,000 Bq per hour. 5 billion per hour.

    Breathe deep, the gathering gloom.

    Thankfully I'd sheltered indoors for 3 weeks during this time except when going out was absolutely required. My spouse was not so fortunate, as going out in the field on jobs was required. You could feel the heaviness in the air when you'd go outside to breathe and walk around. It was like having bad asthma or pneumonia.

    I like to post this periodically to give those who are new here an idea of what we might have been exposed to in the Northern Hemisphere. Note above the article says concentrations of particles in the plume was NOT diminished in some locations.

    Scroll down & look at the total "Age Class" statistics. This was NILU private forecast modeling, but might give an idea of the true levels of radiation to which the Northern Hemisphere was exposed:

    http://globalcooperative.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/radioactive-iodine-131-usa-forecasts-to-may-13/

    http://enenews.com/nilu-ends-public-forecasts

    Where is the period from March 11 through March 22?


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  • weeman

    We are all now members of the justice league, we are Captain Radiation, let's use our super powers for the good off mankind.
    Every inhabitant on earth has a piece of Fukushima in them.


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  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    What could possibly go wrong with this plan?

    "BREST refers to bystry reaktor so svintsovym teplonositelem, Russian for 'fast reactor with lead coolant'. Its core would measure about 2.3 metres in diameter by 1.1 metres in height and contain 16 tonnes of fuel."

    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/ENF-Construction-of-nitride-fuel-plant-underway-0804144.html

    It is, of course, a "Pilot Plant" hmmm?!

    "Construction has started of a pilot plant for the production of fuel for the experimental lead-cooled BREST-300 fast reactor to be built at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Russia."

    These are, of course, plans aloft for additional assaults upon our Earth.


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  • jackassrig

    This is pure speculation. The earthquake hits. The pipes have a guillotine fracture and reactors lose cooling water. The tsunami arrives and knocks out power and all diesel generators but one because it was air cooled and not water cooled. Granted the air lines to the instruments probably were damaged but since air lines are normally tubing, I would think they could be repaired quickly. Tubing was probably around ¾” to 1”. If the air storage tank is not damaged beyond functionality, The air compressor can start with the one generator to pump the tank to operating pressure. Most of the instruments run on 24 volt so apparently for some reason the generator could not supply 24 volt. Maybe a transformer kaput. Somewhere, I read the operators hooked up batteries. I think this was to activate the instruments. Enough batteries in series and parallel will supply the instruments. The plant may have had a battery bank somewhere. Now they have air and power. cont.


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  • jackassrig

    Op1 says to Op2 “We’re losing this damn thing.” “We can’t get water to the reactors because the piping is gone and the pumps are on their sides.” Op1 says to Op2 “Yeh but we can ram those control rods home and shut this damn thing down” (I think this wrong). Op2 to Op1 “But it takes time to get the rods all the way in even if we can get them to work. Time we don’t have.” (I’m not sure how the rods are inserted. Maybe they step their way in say 10% now, 10% later, etc. I just don’t know. Another opinion) Op1 to Op2 “Get Spark behind that board and see if he can hard wire around the safety devices enough to activate the rods.” Spark hard wires around the safety devices and reports to Op1 “Mission accomplished. But don’t blame me if this whole damn thing goes up.” Single pole single throw switch is pushed in and bang % of the rods go home. Then later kaboom. Somewhere in that 3 ring binder labelled “Operators Manual there is a tab “Prompt Criticality.”


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    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      jackassrig spake: "…Somewhere in that 3 ring binder labelled “Operators Manual there is a tab “Prompt Criticality.”

      mostly, the last tab is never gotten to. so there it is, f#$king stupidity, again.

      When I was twelve, (1964) reading about NPP in my "HOW and WHY" books, I believed in control rods…reassuringly so. Failsafe!

      Folly, hubris, danger,(d)ANGER.

      as an aside, when viewing some video of FukuShit meetings, ever notice how young (a.k.a. inexperienced) the 'leaders' / 'managers' appear?


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    • Jebus Jebus

      I believe the the control rods insert with the energy stored in hydraulic accumulators. Hydraulically compressed nitrogen chambers.
      If the accumulators fail they have the ability to use reactor vessel pressure to insert them.
      I really believe that, after the earthquake, the control rods between the 3 reactors, did not have a 100% insertion rate.
      Logic says that some did not insert fully.
      Then there are the other reactors that necessitated a 100% control rod insertion.
      I don't think that happened…


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  • jackassrig

    Don't blame me if this is NOT the way it happened.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Remember being told how "lucky" Japan was that the initial plume went out to sea? Well, I guess that everyone else wasn't so "lucky."


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  • Recently Austin Energy made a deal to buy 150MW solar capacity for less than 5cent/KWh.

    Hmmmm, and nuke like Kewaunee dies in a WE Energies rate base of 14 cents…..

    hmmmm, do you think special interests are all that keep nuke alive?


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  • Nick

    Nuke is alive until we are all dead!


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  • WWJD WWJD

    Radio Bikini – A must watch and I linked here directly to a must watch interview from within it.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Well I would say by May of 2011 it was so bad red here over S Nv. that many came down with cancer symptoms, of whom many have died. With skull cancer surgery complications I am not too much longer for the world myself. There is NO help for those with rare cancers. Seems they forgot to add skull to the list of help for various kinds of cancer. I feel like I have been thrown to swim the rest of the dying fish. No oxygen, no group support, nothing. Fail. All this is, a huge FAIL!
    Miserable saps will NEVER get another nickel off of me without killing me for it! Dance mo fos DANCE for this dollar!


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    • zogerke zogerke

      ontological can you would you do a GoFundMe for your oxygen unit??????


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    • Sparky Sparky

      Ontological, I agree with Zogerke: Pls. set up a "GoFundMe" so that those who want and are able to help have a way to do so: http://www.gofundme.com/. No pride here. You've more than paid your dues, so let us help.

      I've always questioned how much of the contribution dollars to reasearch and services for cancer and other diseases actually goes to help the individuals and families vs. funding the medical/academic/insurance/fund raising "machine". No doubt, people need hope and help.

      But I’d much rather help a friend in need than an organization. I’ve come to know Enenewsers as friends, truth-tellers and warriors in this battle to save life and planet Earth. If we can help one of our own, all the better.


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    • Sparky Sparky

      Ontological, I agree with Zogerke: Pls. set-up a "GoFundMe" so that those who want and are able to help even a little have a way to do so: http://www.gofundme.com/. No pride here. You've more than paid your dues, so let us help.

      I've always questioned how much of the contribution dollars to research and services for cancer and other diseases actually goes to help the individuals and families vs. funding the medical/academic/insurance/fund-raising "machine".

      No doubt, people need hope and help. But I’d much rather help a friend in need than an organization. I’ve come to know Enenewsers as friends, truth-tellers and warriors in this battle to save life and planet Earth. If we can help one of our own, all the better.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    U.S. got heavily nuked from Fukushima.

    The world is moving to solar and wind, it's inevitable, but we need to speed the transformation.


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  • WYO WYO

    Watched that NOAA video, am so frickin' angry I could spit! People need to see this! They need to know how the governments lied and keep on lying about it! We all have a right to know the truth (haha that truth and governments have ever met each other)!

    I just re-activated my useless, old fakebook acct and posted the video and pix. (referencing ENEnews in the hopes folks will come here and be awoken).

    I am seething white angry at what has been done to our planet and its occupants – all in the name of money. Damn damn damn them all!!!!

    rant off


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  • Sparky Sparky

    Posting here as the nuclear-related forum is not working. F*kn unbelievable, the hypocracy of it all, worried about a "Chernobyl-scale disaster" around N/S Korea, with Fuku orders of magnatude worse. They are all insane liars!

    "…North Korea's main Yongbyon nuclear site appeared to have suffered water supply problems due to heavy rain and floods last summer."

    "An unstable supply could pose radiation risks, especially at North Korea's first light water reactor, which is near completion…."

    "The regime does not have experience operating the light water reactor and "the rapid loss of water used to cool the reactor could result in a serious safety problem…."

    "The 38 North analysis downplayed the risks of a Chernobyl-scale disaster, saying Yongbyon was smaller than the Soviet-built station in Ukraine where a 1986 accident killed 30 people in an explosion and another 2,500 afterward in related illnesses." [How Many??]

    "However, a radioactive release into the atmosphere or river would cause an expanded local area of contamination," the analysis said."

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-allies-warn-north-korea-amid-reactor-fears-005127781.html


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  • Fukushima Govt. Had 1 Million Potassium Iodide – KI Pills Available, But Refused To Hand Them Out After 3/11 Mega Nuclear Disaster; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/fukushima-govt-had-1-million-potassiom.html


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  • wildandfree wildandfree

    This is great, not only was I in the west during this time, for most of the month of March I was above tree line in Colorado back packing and climbing. Sleeping under the stars on the edge of the tundra, probably will kill me. Wish I had known at the time, was probably June when I first realized what had happened and then found ENE through a friend on Facebook. Guess I was just too news adverse at the time, traveling around, no TV, those were the days, just wish I could remember what ignorance of Fuku felt like.


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  • raddog

    So can anyone tell me what units of radiation are represented by the colors on this map? I mean are these hazards levels of radiation, or are they safe? is it noble gases, cesium, or radio iodine?

    Can someone please tell me what's going on here?


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  • weeman

    No discernible decrease after crossing pacific, what does that tell you, that any radioactive isotopes that has a longer half life than one week was present and that is only factoring in one half life and what about the daughter factor.
    We got hammered, has anyone tried to see what the overall damage is and how much of a variation there has been in the background radiation level pre Fukushima, that to me is the big question, the level of background radiation level that would be detrimental to life has yet to be established and I have only seen ballpark numbers, due to all the variables, I doubt you could be absolutely certain?
    So why screw what you do know and side with caution?
    Mama we're all crazy now. Noddy.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Anyone notice how hard Malasia got hit?

    Those people eat the majority of their diet from the sea.

    Thats why their attention has been misdirected lately…


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  • Crickets Crickets

    Just this morning over coffee my wife and I were talking about the gradual decrease in the number of feral cats in our neighborhood. It wasn't until this afternoon and watching the fallout video that got me thinking about the possible effects of FUKU on the cats. We live in rural part of California. Had a neighbor who asked us to feed her five cats while she went to the hospital for cancer surgery about 10 years ago. Our neighbor eventually died. All five cats were left without a home and we reluctantly inherited them. The cats weren't friendly but were always outside at feeding time (you know how cats are). Within a few years the population of the cats had multiplied and their numbers started to become a little out of control-there must have been over 20 cats. We called on the SPCA to help us capture, spay/neuter and release as many as possible but there were some that went without being fixed. Since that time, they seem to have pretty much disappeared. We've found a few that died and they never appear to have been wounded by other animals or automobiles. Just dead for no apparent reason. Many that have disappeared or died were no more than a year or two old.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Leukemia is common in feral cats and radiation creates leukemia. :(


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    • irhologram

      That reminds me of a National Enquirer story I was paid to submit. A young mother with a baby only months old was in jail for feeding a feral cat, when the resultant unpaid ticket in the system got her arrested, after she moved back into the state, having moved and moved back innocently (if absent mindedly), forgetting to pay the "feeding the cat" ticket during the circumstances of her divorce. It seemed unjust. Feeding the cat seemed a loving thing to do. I am hoping the spaying and neutering of your "pride" went a long way in not just reducing the noise in your neighborhood (lol) but in making sure new little domestic breed kitties don't go all "lion" on you. Maybe they hunted in packs like lions. Makes you wonder what adaptive mechanisms they used and what is innate in each breed of cat when they're not just hunting as a happy hobby. Twenty hungry lions eat a lot of Wildebeest in a week. Or maybe they hunted like leopards, alone. Still a lot of mice, birds, rabbits, and squirrels for an area to support. How are those populations doing? "You know how cats are." Yeah, they get hungry. You were a saint to feed 20 cats. Or…reminds me of a song about love's illusions I recall… In addition to leukemia, feral cat populations easily fall victim to distemper outbreaks, almost always fatal if untreated, and radiation weakens the immune system. Domestic cats are really pretty vulnerable creatures health wise, or so it seems to me.


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  • maybesomeday

    No discernible decrease after crossing the Pacific. Does this mean West Coasters were dosed with the same intensity as the Ronald Reagan crew?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Some parts maybe, while others were probably lighter based on dispersion inside wind currents. The wind currents usually slow up as they attempt to go over the mountains, so some of the higher elevations may have been hit the hardest. Those same hot radioactive isotopes that hit the mountain regions are then washed by the rain into the mountain streams and storage pools/reservoirs.

    Now some of the problem on the west coast this year with water shortage was that they drained most of these higher elevation storage areas and they may have done that to help wash these lingering hot Fukushima radioactive isotopes out to the ocean.

    This won't help those who breathed it in, ate it or swam in it, but one never knows, since it's invisible, odorless and tasteless. The only way you would know your negatively affected is if you felt bad/tired for no apparent reason at all.


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  • humptydumpty

    The delayed health detriments of radiation exposure are inadequately documented (perhaps by nefarious purpose) but are revealed over time spans of decades. The specific causes are poorly understood but are manifest in many organisms. There is no excuse for ignoring the evidence and the source of harm: these poisonous nuclear biproducts of capitalist exploitation and domination, whose proponents downplay the potential destruction of all life.


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  • Comment left at majia blog

    Yep, Hawaii got dosed heavy too, at times as heavy as CA, but I already knew that, because the EPA uranium in air told me, and the fact that the flies went away for a year….even though we have dogs.

    Think good health, take time to take care of yourself.

    Funny how this is just Cesium in air, and the decreases are stated as "washout by rain", hmmmm now where did that go to?

    And they ignore the plutonium and uranium, and strontium….the strontium is like 100 time higher than classical models IF the corium interacted with concrete…and we know that happened.

    Wake up, time to kill nuke, but

    Dont forget about your own health, smoothie a day, and don't forget to put a banana in the smoothie just to WIPP the bird to the nukers.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    GGee, has anyone run this map by Snopes.com?


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    • bo bo

      Snopes says:

      FALSE.
      This 'map' was actually just a photograph of a lava lamp belonging to an MIT student which he took while he was high and posted online as a joke.


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      • GQR2

        false eh? its a jungle out there.
        Someone should make this graphic. One would think The plume isn't that hard to predict and measure. Gather the stats and just do it.
        how about Greenpeace?


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        • bo bo

          Is snopes a propaganda outlet designed to keep people from questioning things the government doesn't want us to know, and to marginalize those who continue to question, as conspiracy theorists?

          Snopes says:

          FALSE.
          Because we say so.


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          • bo bo

            PS – snopes did correctly debunk the map that falsely circulated around the internet as being 'radiation reaching califoria coast'. The map was actually showing tsunami projections.
            Only problem is there have been many actual maps projecting radiation spreading across the Pacific since, but snopes refuses to acknowledge any of these correct maps exist.

            By the way, this incorrect tsunami map was never posted on this 'alarmist site' enenews, thanks to our admin's high standards here.
            ( this incorrect map was up on fukushimaupdate.com for months until someone wrote and complained – I know I sound snarky but I wouldn't be if the guy running that website wasn't on a campaign against enenews, accusing it of 'fearmongering' 'alarmism' and 'lack of fact checking' ppppppssh…..please


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  • Sickputer

    Looking at Obama's hasty departure for South America just in time to miss the worst plume, I am shocked his advisers moved him from Chile to central America on the 22nd. I was sitting in Texas with a bloody nose caused by massive Fukushima radioactive iodine fallout.

    I still think there were worse global plumes from the 17th to the 21st. More revelations to come from scientists who were fallout fodder. They could only carry the Dr. Strangelove group on Air Force One…over 50 carloads from Brazil newspaper results. Chu and the gang looking for a temporary refuge. They knew a lot more than the official public releases which were designed to avert Joe Six Pack panic.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidential_trips_made_by_Barack_Obama_during_2011


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "air concentrations over 1000 times smaller than areas near Japan." but it looks just as red, so what is it better or worse? I read the chart. Red is not good, but with a half life of 30 years, what I get out of it is: More or less radioactive everywhere. Damn.


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  • Cisco Cisco

    The disinformation campaign is in full swing with bullsh#t like this dominating the MSM. "100 times-less than the drinking water standard,” NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane told Bloomberg"

    Searching Google news for "Fukushima" this site appears at the top of the page "Fukushima update" at http://www.nei.org/‎ "Get the facts on the clean-up at the Japan nuclear site."

    "Is there a danger of contaminated water reaching Hawaii, Alaska and the US West Coast?

    No radioactive debris from the 2011 Fukushima accident has been found on the U.S. West Coast, Alaska or Hawaii, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    “Radiation experts agree that it is highly unlikely that any tsunami-generated marine debris will hold harmful levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear emergency. Some debris in West Coast states has been tested, including items known to be from the tsunami, and no radioactive contamination above normal was found,” NOAA reported.

    “Available evidence leads the NRC to conclude the Fukushima situation will not affect U.S. public health. The highest amount of radiation that will reach the U.S. is two orders of magnitude—100 times—less than the drinking water standard,” NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane told Bloomberg.

    Monitoring has shown that the seawater near Fukushima harbor off Japan meets the World Health Organization radiation standard for drinking water and that the water on the U.S. West Coast is hundreds of times below…


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    • Cisco Cisco

      Fish caught off the West Coast of the United States are safe to eat, according to leading scientists who have monitored the effects of the Fukushima accident on marine life across the Pacific. Ken Buesseler, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said there is no concern over the levels of radionuclides in Pacific fish.

      Migratory fish, such as Pacific bluefin tuna, also are safe to eat, according to a study from Stony Brook University."

      No problem, no worries, be happy…go back to shopping and look for the next nipple slip with the Kardashians.


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    • The nei website does come up first. I am sure that it is a 'paid' placement.

      It is unfortunate that internet searches are not designed to be fair or necessarily give one the best or most pertinent information first. (Who determines what's best?)

      Search tools like bing, google and yahoo are doorways. The program or programmer that controls the order of the results certainly helps to CONTROL which way the door swings.

      There's not really much information on the site, as one might expect.

      Waste Management page:
      "Until the federal government puts in place a program to dispose of these materials, nearly all commercial used fuel is stored SAFELY[?] and securely AT THE REACTOR SITES in steel-lined concrete POOLS FILLED WITH WATER, or in airtight steel or concrete-and-steel containers. This TEMPORARY storage is but one component of an integrated used fuel management system."
      http://www.nei.org/Issues-Policy/Nuclear-Waste-Management

      Their Public Opinion page:
      "NEI-sponsored research provides a unique database on attitudes toward nuclear energy. It is the only source of long-term trend data on the wide variety of questions that are needed to measure and fully understand the different facets of public opinion about nuclear energy."

      'Sponsored research' and the 'only source'. ;)
      IMO – They monitor your attitudes so they can adjust them properly.
      Now do you get it?


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  • KingofthePaupers

    The March 22, 2011 NOAA model (above right) shows the West Coast of US and Canada covered in red particles, while the Fukushima site — and all of Japan — are under orange particles. According to the NOAA above a “change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10”
    Jct: Funny, Health Canada turned off Canada's fallout detectors on March 25 announcing they were reducing frequency of sampling (to zero) because there had been so little recent activity. Much like you'd turn off your smoke detectors because you hadn't had a recent fire. But the last days results showed no increase, so they coauld use the "nothing new" alibi and now we hear those were the days when BC was bathed in hot particles and baby deaths tripled? Could they have not only turned off the dectectors but also fudged the last day's samplings? Looks like it, doesn't it?


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  • bo bo

    I was looking at the NOAA map again and had a question.

    How is NOAA able to track cesium on such a massive scale? Do they have a giant geiger counter in the sky or do they have millions of elves flying around holding geiger counters?
    Are the cigar shaped UFOs really just geiger tubes????


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  • Nick

    Question:

    Is it possible that Fukushima's Fallout has delivered enough ionizing atoms into the atmosphere to alter the nature of it?

    Surely the waters are being altered, the H+ acidifying, etc.

    I wish I were an atmospheric chemist, because that is going to affect us all.

    Then there are the nan0-sized particles serving as seeds for precipitation.

    The tiny aerosols may physically be reducing sunlight.

    Don't know.


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  • maybesomeday

    For Unincredulous. American Quarterly, March 9 2011. "Assuming the US government will be operational past the March 18 funding deadline, President Obama will make his first trip to Central and South America from March 19-23." So according to this, his trip was pre-scheduled and not an escape from the plume. And from March 15: "Amidst nuclear meltdown in Japan, growing pressures to respond to the carnage in Libya…etc." How did AQ know of 'nuclear meltdown in Japan' at this early date? Or is this just a catchy phrase by the reporter? http://www.americasquarterly.org/obama-trip-latin-america-march2011


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