Gundersen: Rapid insect mutations seen after Fukushima are frightening (VIDEO)

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 12:10 am ET


Title: Live at Five with Margaret Harrington and Arnie Gundersen
Source: CCTV
Date: August 14, 2012

At 24:20 in

Gundersen: There’s some good science out about rapid mutations in insects.

Insects are relatively radiation resistant compared to human beings.

So, yeah, it is frightening.

And of course, if it’s in the human gene poll, it will be 2 or 3 generations before it completely manifests itself.

The butterflies already have a couple generations and already it’s starting to manifest itself.

So we won’t see the results on the human gene pool for 30, 60, or 90 years…

In fact it’s a very real, terrible consequence.

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 12:10 am ET


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33 comments to Gundersen: Rapid insect mutations seen after Fukushima are frightening (VIDEO)

  • "The END of the Nuclear era CAN BE Fukushima." – A. Gundersen

    I cherish the thought of that. 🙂

    The Nuclear Lobby is powerful.
    It really IS all about the money.
    Congress has failed us.
    (most of them and that's what counts)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear plants aren't needed. They supply 15% of the world's electricity, and a meltdown spews cesium and plutonium around the globe (on everything). They must be outlawed.

    • wilderest

      Yes and electrticity itself accounts for 16 per cent of total world energy .

      So nuclear energy provides 2.5 per cent of total world energy.

      For give the pun but hardly earth shattering

  • They have been studying the effects of radiation on insects since the twenties, with the notion of sterilizing pest insects with radiation and setting them free in the hopes of them mating with the general population but not producing…/29205580912.pdf

    The real experts who know exactly what is going on are not surprised by mutated insects I'm sure. We are talking about nearly 100 years of research on effects of radiation on insects. And probably man too. We lesser beings can only surmise and make educated guesses but I'm sure with all that research somebody somewhere knows exactly how bad 311 is. Gunderson is right, there is very good research on radiation and insects.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    So TEPCO and JGOV get a 90 year layaway period for responsibility. Just enough time to furnish their dream cot somewhere in New Zealand, Vancouver or Shanghai.

  • JustmeAlso

    Are people also checking mutations among bacteria and viruses?

    • JustmeAlso

      “Not much time remains before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity are immeasurably diminished. We, the undersigned senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn all of humanity of what lies ahead. A great change in the stewardship of the earth is required.”

  • Zombie_Planet

    On the brighter side of this story, I believe there may be a beneficial future application for the advancement of military effectiveness that will hasten your (our) demise.


  • hbjon hbjon

    The sheeple getting screwed again. Your money financed an important project to create a place to safely store this God forsaken waste. After Gold, Silver, and Platinum were found in abundance, industry continues to rape the land of metals with nuclear waste set aside. How ironic. Private industry and crooked dealers hoarding all the wealth and feeding you lines of bs. They need to have an honest congressional hearing and investigation into this matter.

  • JustmeAlso

    Side note:
    I have just seen a butterfly in the garden (in the Netherlands) with deformed wings, doing the struggle for life..

  • Sol Man

    I have seen some variations in the plant kingdom, such as, a garlic bud with approx. 42 separate tiny cloves and totally white albino plants in the garden, now dead and gone. There have been very few butterflies around, have also noticed what seems to be much fewer birds. I am in the Central/Rocky Mountain flyway.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I'm not seeing bees either. I saw some in the spring, and have a large fruit production. But I haven't seen bees in a couple of months at least.

  • arclight arclight

    well i think gunderson is relevent to this post even though it veers of topic..

    "…Not that those reports are entirely without substance, but due to the incomprehensible technical jargon most people simply throw up their hands and hope for the best.

    Luckily, in this day of the Internet we can learn a lot about what is going on thanks to independent researchers and writers.

    To the extent that mainstream newspapers have covered the issue responsibly, and there has been substantive coverage, web sites like “”; “” and “” have served as information clearinghouses for …….

    mainstream news,
    academic studies and
    independent sources of journalism about the nuclear crisis in Japan…."

    [and interestingly it is on the david icke headlines page today.. word is spreading and well done admin.. hope you like the respect you have worked so hard for.. well done enenewsers!]

    • arclight arclight

      and i should add the author too

      Richard Wilcox has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from a social science, holistic perspective. He teaches at a number of universities in the Tokyo, Japan area. His articles on the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been published at Counterpunch, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Activist Post, Zen-Haven, and His most recent interview with Jeff Rense is available at the

      Many of his environmental articles are archived at:

  • ion jean ion jean

    If Congress cannot act on the EXPERT opinions of Arnie Gundersen, then we truly have arrived at Taxation Without Representation.

    Meanwhile, Belgium, like Germany, is going WITH the will of their people and ending all nuclear power, shutting down all their NPPs, regardless of cost, to save their gene pools!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Insects have higher resistance to radiation ..yet by second and third generation are displaying deleterious mutations quicker and at a higher rate..than ever recorded.
    Humans will hold to the same pattern as before?

    PS..A child born this year..generally has children in their 20's..theirs 20 years later or so.
    40-45 years..
    These same children will be in their 40-50's.

    • JustmeAlso

      Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "Genetic mutation isn't waiting generations in Fallujah"

      It isn't waiting anywhere. Japan has already been hit hard, and soon it will hit hard in the US and Canada. As nasty as DU is, the Fuku radiation is far worse, and wider reaching.

      We have access to death rate increases since 3/11, including Infant Mortality Rate numbers, but where can we see the increase in Down Syndrome babies, or any above average increase in retardation and autism?

      And that 'pertussis' outbreak in Japan, as a cover for all the infant heart disease. We have already seen an explosion in Whooping Cough, what do the US and Canadian 'pertussis' rates look like?

      There is much to see over the next few years. Wait until doctors start preventing family from being in the delivery rooms. That'll really get the ball rolling.

  • captndano captndano

    Thank you, Arnie Gunderson. To stand up against the enormous power of the nuke industry is nothing short of heroic. Before Fukushima, I knew absolutely nothing about this incredibly dangerous, deadly and costly industry. For decades, I bought into the b.s. 'clean energy' propaganda the industry foists upon everyday energy consumers. Arnie has shed sunlight on this very dark and nefarious industry which threatens all life on this planet. Again, thank you, Arnie for your unflagging commitment and efforts to awaken the masses.