Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)

Published: February 7th, 2012 at 6:28 pm ET
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Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results
Source: UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering
Date: Feb 6, 2012

2/6/2012 (2:31pm): A new milk sample has been measured, this one with a best-by date of 2/16/2012. The results are posted to the milk sample page. Low levels of both Cs-134 and Cs-137 were still detected in the sample.

Best Buy Date of 02/16/2012:

  • Cs-134 @ 0.052 Bq/L
  • Cs-137 @ 0.115 Bq/L

0.167 Bq/L of radioactive cesium = 4.526 picocuries/L (1 Bq = 27.1 picocuries)

The EPA Maximum Contaminant Level for radioactive cesium in milk is 3 picocuries/L:

“EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level], so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.” -Forbes.com

These are the highest cesium levels detected by UCB since at least August 2011 (As the MDA was higher over the summer, it’s hard to be sure of the exact levels at that time):

h/t Anonymous Tip

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151 comments to Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    So UC berkley is no longer testing every week? ..or month?
    …imagine that.


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    • This does not bode well for

      Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2012-02-02 04:56.

      This does not bode well for my preferred diet of whale and dolphin steak. Is beluga caviar considered “lower” on the food chain? BC, I live in the northwest and have a freezer full of small game meat, raccoon mostly and a few dozen pounds of geoduck, I’d be happy to send a sample. Folks, if you want to survive the coming nuclear holocaust just follow my lead. I’ll teach you how to dig a latrine and grow mung beans in a paper towel, and how to survive on urine and toenail clippings for days at a time.
      http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/forum/218/collective-sampling-effort-part-3-take-1.2012-01-23


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  • jec jec

    EPA is just sitting on this? Doing zip? Guess some one will have to take legal action against the milk provider or the store! THEN someone listens. What a terrible system. Would LOVE to know EPA is having the milk pulled from the shelves..and billing the OWNER of the Cesium..TEPCO. Is our government in place to protect the citizens..??


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    • fuckyoushima

      god no.

      the people are in place to be dollar farmed.

      we dumb animals vote every 4 years for a different person to steal half our money and call it freedom.

      the martians laugh at us.

      fools.


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      • Mack Mack

        ** In 2011, the EPA found cesium-134 in one milk sample in CA:

        >> OAKLAND, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 13-APR-11
        Cesium-134 = 0.0936 (MDA 0.0215 — Bq/L)

        ** In 2011, the EPA found NO cesium-137 in milk sampled in CA:

        >> LOS ANGELES, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11
        Cesium-137 Non-Detect — (MDA 0.167 Bq/L)

        >> LOS ANGELES, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 13-APR-11
        Cesium-137 Non-Detect (MDA 0.218 Bq/L)

        >> OAKLAND, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 13-APR-11
        Cesium-137 Non-Detect — (MDA 0.155 Bq/L)

        >> SAN FRANCISCO, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11
        Cesium-137 Non-Detect — (MDA 0.207 Bq/L)

        NOTE that the EPA’s Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) is higher than what Berkeley found.

        BERKELEY:
        Cs-134 @ 0.052 Bq/L
        Cs-137 @ 0.115 Bq/L


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        • pacific

          “EPA Maximum Contaminant Level for radioactive cesium in milk is 3 picocuries/L”

          That’s 0.111 becquerels/L, right? So, is the EPA unable to detect their own Maximum Contaminant Level in the above testings?
          Maximum Detectable Amounts above:
          (MDA 0.167 Bq/L)
          (MDA 0.218 Bq/L)
          (MDA 0.155 Bq/L)
          (MDA 0.207 Bq/L)

          I’m really tired, but it looks to me like the EPA wasn’t able to detect down to the level of their MCL’s. What am I missing?


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      • GoFrodo

        What are they doing with those dollars if the human race is about to go poof? Are they making like Noah and Noda and building an “ark”?

        Where would this arc be if the earth is toast? Other than the obvious – underground – but is that sufficient?


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        • or-well

          Noda the Yoda, Buffet and Gates
          died, went to Heaven, and stopped at the Pearlies.
          “Guess what?” said St. Peter,
          “There’s reincarnation!
          You’re all going back
          to be radiation!
          It’s never to early
          to start your halflives, but
          you’ll live to the end of Earth
          watching it die!
          And then, in the next lengthy
          Age of The Brahma
          you’ll be Hare Krishnas
          chanting the Mantra -forever!
          But wait! There’s even still more!
          In an alternate universe,
          with di-mensions six,
          you’ll all be whores,
          forced to turn tricks
          for beings possessed of
          HUGE and multiple “bleep”

          I dunno what triggered that. Something.


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          • GoFrodo

            :O

            lol

            The Poet strikes again! From the sacred to the profane….

            Noda the Yoda! lol


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          • Spectrometising

            Crikey or-well.
            Strewth!!…multiple half lives. At this rate, reincarnation might border into a possible homeopathic existence…

            So i guess there will be enough room in heaven for everyone on earth if people are reincarnated as radiation……

            The problem of overpopulation in heaven, and the spiritual dimension, and particularly room/space is solved also.

            Brilliant concept.

            Bill gates can be the first to try it out and contact us by Ouija board to report back to us how it goes.


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        • nohobear nohobear

          That’s how the Morlocks will evolve.


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    • GoFrodo

      Stores and food service establishments don’t care. They truly look the other way and minimize you bring it up to them. It’s appalling. As long as they can keep making a buck, they go about the workday whistling and playing dumb.

      They may be the biggest ones fighting tooth and nail, unless they have the courage to pass the buck back to the regulatory agencies who basically lied to them and enabled them to sell poison food. For 11 months now.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Have been trying to light a fire under local milk producers in Bay Area to no avail. Either they simply do not respond, or they say adding zeolite or sodium borate (taking some protective measures) isn’t allowed if the milk is “organic.”

      The inertia is amazing. The only people who have responded to e-mails and calls about high Cesium levels & the need for protective measures have been very small scale diary farmers.

      It’s like there is a collective, “ignore it and it will go away” mentality. It’s a problem unless it affects me and my business directly, then it just doesn’t exist.

      So much for clean, green, organic, and ethical.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I meant adding zeolite or sodium borate to cattle feed, that is.


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      • GoFrodo

        Thanks for contacting them! That feedback is very good to know, to think that making a food less radioactive violates organic standards. That contradictory thinking has got to be removed and the standards revised, then!

        I started inquiring at organic food seller and fish oil companies, but haven’t yet analyzed their responses. At least one fish oil company said they are testing batches since Fukushima (Nordic Naturals). I don’t know what they are testing for, though. The response was not that detailed, and I may need to ask more questions. Responses could prove as difficult to interpret as those coming from the regulatory agencies.

        Still, I would think organic/fresh food can still be a relatively good choice if measures are taken. Not sure how much the radionuclides can be minimized. And food prices could go up even more. Paying even more just to not get irradiated doesn’t seem fair, of course.

        We all know the ideal is fresh, whole food. If we could just make it safer, so people don’t get into double bind decisions.


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    • Mack Mack

      ** In 2011, the EPA found Strontium in 2 milk samples in CA:

      >> LOS ANGELES, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11

      Strontium-90 0.00962 Bq/L (Comb. Uncertainty 0.00814) MDA 0.0278

      >> SAN FRANCISCO, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11

      Strontium-90 0.00962 Bq/L (Comb. Uncertainty 0.00814_ MDA 0.027


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      • Mack Mack

        And for historical purposes, Iodine-131 found in milk in CA:

        >> LOS ANGELES, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11

        Iodine-131 0.106 Bq/L

        >> LOS ANGELES, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 13-APR-11

        Iodine-131 0.152 Bq/L

        >> OAKLAND, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 13-APR-11

        Iodine-131 0.139 Bq/L

        >> SAN FRANCISCO, CA PASTEURIZED MILK 28-MAR-11

        Iodine-131 0.111 Bq/L


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    • lokay5

      You can bet that milk is LOADED with Sr90.


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  • http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asf

    Smoggy today. You can see the suns rays from sun to ground. This indicates heavy particulate in the atmosphere.


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  • I should note that this is a heavy particulate. And clearly is not fog.


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  • TheMysticWizard1

    What good is a limit if the milk being sold is at 150% of that limit? Why even have limits if they aren’t going to say anything when the limit is exceeded? This really frustrates me.

    The bottom line of everything is profits isn’t it. It would cost them too much if they admit to their milk being over the limits and had to pull it from the shelves. They wouldn’t make their profit goals for the week/month/year. This would upset the stockholders. Can’t let it happen, not even for the safety of the consumers.

    I think people forget that the consumers are the ones paying their checks. If all consumers stopped buying, then what? How about if all consumers were killed off? Oh wait, then they’d just get a government bail-out.

    Bunch of fucking bullshit it all is.


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  • dave14139

    Funny how the EPA Buffalo NY site is no longer (since April 2011) reporting data for Milk sampling radioactive isotopes…….


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      You know, what’s saying we couldn’t get a class action lawsuit against the EPA. Erin Brockvonic­h would gladly join in along with all kinds of Big Names I can’t think of right now. Just a thought…­.


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      • GoFrodo

        Those agencies need a wake-up call if they think they can keep neglecting the American public. This is eugenics. A select few get radiation vaccines, but the rest of us are left to eat radiation like our lives mean nothing.

        We are being openly left to die. The regulators are more than worthy of many lawsuits for letting us eat poison, and why shouldn’t every American who is able join in?


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      • GoFrodo

        For the food production and distribution companies who fear the lawsuits for their own profits, they can join in the suing as well! Sue for the lost profits for failure of the agencies to notify everyone, so that

        +remediation measures+

        could be taken.

        I believe we can still farm and make food. We just have to do it differently – growing inside may help, as well as soil remediation, processing some food, etc.

        It would be so nice to stop feeling like the holocaust is definite, and to have hope that we can stop them from leaving us to our graves. To force them to fess up and deal with the problem, so we can work around it as best we can. Otherwise, the rich and elite get yet one more advantage – that is absolute LIFE – and the poor and anyone else who falls through the cracks (or doesn’t know how to protect themselves, or isn’t able by the time everyone knows) are left to DIE.


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      • GoFrodo

        As a matter of fact, sue them for Chernobyl-poisoned milk too! Nobody was warned them, either.


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        • GoFrodo

          “then”, not them


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            Wonder if we COULD get Big Names involved. We’d have to really buckle down and hit every VENUE/TWEETER/MAJORSTAR ECT.
            We could do it BUT WE HAVE TO DO IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
            Forgive me…I’ve forgotten who came up with this, remember? (doc, arc…didn’t keep the NAME!) I’Z SORRY. :(

            “I think we need some star power to get the word out. First you have to convince them there is a problem, without being too hysterical. It’s getting so there’s not much left of the planet to save. (Can anyone give a list of the places now destroyed?, e.g. Chernobyl, Ukraine, Belarus, parts of Russia, China, Korea, West Coast of N America, hotspots all over North America, Europe, the Middle East (mainly DU, but also enriched Uranium), Port Hope, Ontario, Hanford Washington area …and Japan.

            Or, approach from a different angle, which places on earth ARE NOT contaminated, e.g. New Zealand, Australia?
            http://www.celebritytweet.com/
            [long list on right hand side]
            http://www.sexysocialmedia.com/49-us-celebrities-on-twitter/
            http://julieannamos.hubpages.com/hub/Celebrities-on-Twitter
            How to word the tweet, e.g.:
            @DalaiLama
            “We believe it is now time for the world to act, and we respectfully ask for your consideration in helping get the word out.” [?]
            The enenews.com site should appear on each one.


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            • Whoopie Whoopie

              WE could do it on every subject, everyday.
              FIRST AND FOREMOST FUKUSHIMA RADIATION
              Everything we SEE from the EPA the NRC
              Everybody who hasn’t would need to start tweeting.
              Every once in awhile, I’ll HIT other articles at HP…those that are HOT AND HEAVY and lay a couple of FUKY POSTS too.
              POINT BEING: WE ALL HAVE TO DO IT


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Some of us have been talking around the “class action” idea for awhile. There was an international petition which began circulating immediately after the accident. The purpose was to get TPTB to disclose actual radiation levels and contamination levels for radiation coming from Fukushima. It (I think) originated in France.

              What about getting an int’l nonprofit involved, and do it as an international class action lawsuit? That has been hinted at or suggested by several people here over the past several months.

              Agree with you in principal, Whoopie. Something needs to be done! I wrote to Erin Brokovich about radioactive contamination in the U.S. several months ago, but didn’t get a response. She’s quite famous now, so maybe she doesn’t see all the correspondence that comes in, or is focused on other issues. Certainly worth trying to get these people involved.

              What about Greenpeace or some other entity getting the ball rolling on this? Several environmental organizations have been really successful in legal actions. Just thinking in order to do this effectively, it would be a good idea to involve an entity (?) with a legal team already in place. Just my thoughts, I’m a “nuts and bolts, how do we get this done” kind of guy.


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            • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

              @Whoopie

              Only one name: Ralph Nader


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    • ion jean ion jean

      And in Vermont, we find juxtaposed the state government who is fiercely anti-nuclear being assaulted by federal law and the NRC’s supreme authority over our very LIVES

      Chilling, but that makes me think of the Bible’s description of Satan…I’m not a bookthumper, just a joyful child of God….

      There were just fish (pike or walleye) tested in a tiny little lake in the most pristine, underpopulated area of our beautiful state…their bone came up positive for both strontium90 and cesium137, and our robot/nuke lobbyist health dept tries to again get away with blabbing “it’s from decades ago.” Like they said about our milk testing 3 pCi Cesium back in May!!!! It’s obvious that there are pro-nuke plants infiltrating that “supreme authority.”

      They need to be contacted and information requested as to if they tested for C134 and if so, what R the READINGS and if not tested, WHY NOT and CATCH SOME MORE DAMN FISH (cause my family’s been eating local fish as we love the sport!) SO YOU CAN TEST FOR CESIUM 134 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!Then they can’t blame it on the past, but must conceed that 311 is the exacerbator (as we all know there’s a lot more isotopes scattered EVERYWHERE in North America than governments are willing to disclose)

      The website is Vermont.health.gov

      The Governor is Peter Shumlin

      The Lake is Carmi in the Northeast Kingdom

      The fish had bones measuring Strontium 90 and Cesium 137…in THAT CASE THERE’S A L O T of Cesium in the muscle tissue as its drawn mainly to that by potassium needs…and that’s the filet on MY dinner plate! Will a lawyer please step up to the challenge???????????


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Jean, they said the same thing about the Cesium 137 found in high levels in Sacramento soil. I think that was the UC Berkeley Nuclear Physics Lab soil testing. They said it was probably from prior atmospheric bomb testing and not Fukushima ….


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Well, the courts are corrupted too, you know. All the rat-holes have to be plugged – right?


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  • GoFrodo

    I got sick from the butter months ago. If the butter is supposedly less radioactive than the milk, what does that say about the milk??

    The French CRIIRAD warned their pregnant women not to consume any dairy right after Fukushima.

    Dairy is not safe. Many foods in addition. Not just dairy.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    “The system” is “broken” and ain’t gonna fix anything or come to the rescue.

    With all due respect – if ‘the system’ ‘worked’ do you think we’d be in the fix we’re in right now?


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    • Kevin Kevin

      Actually on this one the system is working fine, firing on all pistons.

      Better a take a closer look at the system if yo think its broken.


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      • GoFrodo

        Sure seems that way. If you can allow a populace to eat poison, while protecting yourselves with bunkers and vaccines and money stashed and stolen at the last minute, and armed security ready to fire on the cognitively-impaired inevitable radiation zombies being produced since Fukushima… these are not the marks of incompetency.

        These matters of radiation are studied thoroughly. Amid the lies that are doled out for purposes of lax radiological “protection”, are a wealth of discovered radiation truths that are being made us of. This knowledge is just not being made use of for the wellbeing of the majority of us.


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  • or-well

    Eat a LOT HIGHER on the food chain.
    Slurp honey & gravy with liver and brain.
    I’m not talking about
    calories, vitamins, minerals –
    but about despicable nuclear criminals.
    We may have to “go cannibal”
    (with good Merlot)
    to put an end to the nuclear show.
    Finger-lickable! Slobbering beasts –
    THEY’LL TAKE IT ALL AND
    LEAVE NONE FOR THE MEEK!
    (if we let them…)


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  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    A couple days ago I was bitchin on enenews about no rad monitoring since late March last year.
    Mack posted this link. If you haven’t seen it, basically it says as of late March, they still monitor, but you have to have a “need to know” and the info is password protected.
    In other words, fuck the rest of us, stay stupid and die dumb.

    http://enformable.com/2011/11/march-23rd-2011-the-epa-took-radnet-down-because-they-were-getting-data-from-more-reliable-sources/


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    PoorDaddy I posted a link to a photo of a white ‘cyclops’ shark some fishermen caught – like your avatar. One big eye in center of its forehead. (Not a big shark, some offbeat brand of shark).

    Well, yeah, Kevin, it’s working for them not us is probably what you mean – maybe so, if they have a humongous death wish… otherwise I’d say there just gotta be better ways to fulfill their megalomaniacal fantasies…


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    • GoFrodo

      They are hiding something. A lot of somethings. Like to do with radiation protection and treatment, that is not available to the rest of us. This is 2012. They can cryogenically freeze bodies for future resuscitation, for crying out loud. Radiation sickness isn’t a totally untreatable or even unpreventable thing.

      No way they’d allow their own families to die as well. Or maybe they would. I’ve been hearing some interesting theories about the mental makeup of some of the ones high up who might allow a radioactive holocaust to happen.


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    • blades,
      It was a BULL Shark taken from the womb of the mother that was caugth off Mexico last June, here are the links I posted last year:

      One Eyed ‘Cyclopes’ Shark found in Mexico waters *PHOTO’S*
      To Mass Animal Death on Thursday, June 30, 2011
      http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/767/623/

      Albino Cyclops Shark Is Not A Hoax: Video
      To Mass Animal Death on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
      http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/1251/155/

      SSadly there are babies being born as this also, cyclops children !


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  • EPA DOESN’T REGULATE MILK

    FDA does.

    A good blog that has discussed the issue of milk safety is Jeff McMahon’s at Forbes:“Why Does the FDA Tolerate More Radiation Than EPA” available at the link here:
    http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/14/why-does-fda-tolerate-more-radiation-than-epa/#more-448

    I’ve also written about the FDA in relation to Fukushima and criticized its laxity here
    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/madness-institutionalized-at-fda.html

    Today I think we were hit by a radiation front. Yuma was very high a day or so (750CPM beta) ago and today was terrible in Phoenix (bad air quality and everyone sick).

    Phoenix EPA must be censoring because of my repeated phone calls about the high levels and “censorship.”

    Sick day today on campus. The older people (staff) were hacking away and the students (primarily aged 19-29) were exhausted. I had an asthma attack and then a bad migraine.

    Almost a year of this stuff eating away at us, and now we are going to really get hit hard…


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    • GoFrodo

      There are a bunch of agencies who need to be held accountable, EPA, FDA, USDA?

      Sue them all!


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    • Mack Mack

      @majia – Does the FDA do their own testing or do they rely on EPA’s tests?


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      • good question Mack

        I don’t know the answer.

        My understanding is that for radiation, (some) states test and the EPA tests.

        I think the EPA might test for the FDA but I really don’t know for sure.

        I bet the FDA doesn’t care who tests or how they report…


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        • ion jean ion jean

          Here’s a good example of the treachery involved in the GLOBAL RADIATION COVERUP…the US govercorp leaves the burden on the states to locally monitor radiation, but steals their rights to make any health and safety decisions regarding that same radiation.

          The NRC is our Rad Sugardaddy!! Only they can protect OR ignore us depending on the government’s corporate and legal needs and wants at the time.

          They did the FDA in years and years ago…in the post-apocalyptic world of global fallout contamination, up rose the EPA as a noble effort to protect and defend the biosphere (which includes Us whether the Elite Depopulists like it or not) but without watchdogging, that agency was infiltrated with more silvertongued worms servicing the Nuclear Lobby than even the state health depts!


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    • TheMysticWizard1

      Interesting. A lot of people complained of being tired today. Lots of people sick too…

      I rarely get headaches, last night I had a headache so bad I had to go to bed. Woke up and it was still there.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Majia, Just wanted to let everyone know how much work you have done concerning the FDA and EPA. Everyone should check out Majia’s blog very informative. Thank you Majia


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    The courts are in on the fix, GoFrodo, as I mention above.

    Re how well this is working for the elites, go to infowars.com and watch the video of Alex and Matt Stein (it is excellent) -

    http://www.infowars.com/matt-stein-400-chernobyls-solar-flares-emp-nuclear-armageddon/

    I already posted this on one of the threads today. Stein talks about a lot of things, including that a big solar flare could knock out power station transformers and leave many nuclear power facilities shut down for a long time; he says this could be prevented for the cost of one Stealth Bomber – but the elites aren’t doing it. They are not even ‘looking out for number one’, in other words.

    If a bunch of nuclear power plants are without power and the reactors and spent fuel pools are without power, it really would be an ELE. And big solar flares are predicted.

    He said same thing I have said – these guys in power are just greedily sucking up the bucks before someone else can get to the feeding trough. They are not wisely seeking global monopoly govt. – or those who are seeking that, are not fully in control of all their minions or of all aspects of this complex world situation.


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    • GoFrodo

      “Extinction? Oh, woops!”

      Interesting info you link to. That’s also why I know the danger is never gone. I don’t know why the nuclear liars think they can ignore this fact, too.

      I read somewhere too that solar flares can increase the decay rate of radioactive elements:
      http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/august/sun-082310.html

      “When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics. [...]

      [...]noticed that the rate dropped slightly during the flare, a decrease that started about a day and a half before the flare.

      If this apparent relationship between flares and decay rates proves true, it could lead to a method of predicting solar flares prior to their occurrence, which could help prevent damage to satellites and electric grids, as well as save the lives of astronauts in space.”


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      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

        @GoFrodo

        “If this apparent relationship between flares and decay rates proves true…”

        This thought came immediately to mind: If the relationship did prove to be true, perhaps a way to fast nuclear decay could be found.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    The biggest single danger of the solar flares as I understand it, would be transformers being knocked out, because they could not be replaced at all soon. Thus, power stations could not work, and so, many nuclear power plants would go into meltdown. Electrical power is needed to keep reactors and spent fuel pools cool.

    Stein said that if only the elites would get this gizmo that would prevent the transformers being fried, and if they would make it a law that nuclear power plants must have on hand enough diesel or gas to keep their plants going for a year, that would end the biggest risk posed by these predicted solar flares. But they are not taking the appropriate actions.

    But actually society would kind of grind to a halt w/out electricity. However the nuke power plants going into meltdown would pretty much guarantee ELE.

    I puzzled for a long time – are the elites in control, or riding ragged edge of disaster. They control a lot but they are greedy and more than a little mad, and just judging by the big mess the world is in, ecologically, obviously they are not fully in control because they are ‘crapping in the nest.’ With all the stops pulled out, to mix my metaphors!


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    • It seems to me that there are 2 ways of looking at it:

      1.) The elites consist of diverse groups (e.g., military elites, banking elites, pharma elites, etc.), all driven by money and power, but generally NOT conspiratorially aligned.

      2.) The elite consists of a smaller group derived from some of the groups listed above, but unlike the worldview above, this small elite is conspiratorially aligned.

      I no longer know what is true.

      However, it is clear to me that nuclear industry elites are closely aligned with military elites and that they together can control other agencies, including agencies that are supposed to protect the public welfare.


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      • GoFrodo

        What if it’s 1 and 2?

        A smaller group, aware of the conspiracy, controlling the diverse groups; these diverse groups being largely unaware, at least at the lower levels, of the conspiracy, and acting as an extension to the smaller controller groups. (The larger and smaller groups can overlap and move back and forth, I would think.) This is not to say that the larger groups are innocent, though may not always be honorable and may be somewhat easily manipulated by lower human emotions and desires, so they don’t question the operations or their duties too much.

        Lately I feel like the majority of cogs in the machine are possibly not aware of what they are helping accomplish or even that any individual criminal or wrong acts are going on. I started to think this more, and be less angry at the smaller players, when I realized that many doctors are subject to limited training about radiation. They’re going to misdiagnose a lot of people, but many will be merely following the misleading guidance they are given by the medical industrial complex looming over them – that is, they are referring to out-of-date information that does not allow for the possibility of radiation danger from Fukushima. Fukushima and danger don’t even register together in most people’s or doctors’ minds, and they get initially confused at the suggestion that it’s relevant here in the U.S. at all.

        I agree that the military and nuclear industries together can control other agencies.


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        • GoFrodo

          I’m not trying to make excuses for the doctors or others who stay ignorant of the situation and harm or neglect us as a result. Eventually, someone will have to think for themselves in order to start taking care of people. The ‘just following orders’ excuse only works so long.


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        • I agree GoFrodo

          Doctors simply are not trained. I realized that when an ERA doc gave me one of those charts that only looks at external exposure.

          Academics are the same. They usually only know the areas they were trained in and do research in.

          People are trained and reinforced for specializing so they fail to see the bigger picture.

          Those who do see the bigger picture, and have access to the levers of power, are often sociopaths.

          A global society ran in many instances by sociopaths


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          • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

            Dear Majia: Very well said. A society run by sociopaths/psychopaths–those at the tops of hierarchies based in exploitation and hoarding, who, history shows, are definitely the least “fit” members of our species, the very most aberrant. Much of the support staff in cultural institutions supporting materialism, it appears with or without the trend in interdisciplinary studies, fervently support(their personal short-term livelihoods depending on this) the status quo with blinders on. Unfortunately, I think it could also be argued that the blinders are mainly self chosen.


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          • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

            @majia

            “People are trained and reinforced for specializing…”

            True. But once there was at time when a liberal education was required BEFORE specialization. When saving money on education began, we moved to specialization and NO liberal education. This prevents thoughtful people from making connections that are necessary for mans survival.


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      • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

        Dear Majia: “conspiratorial” or not (hasn’t the word “conspiracy” seen its better days? It’s so jingoistic–functioning best on behalf of the state behind the scenes power cliques–in it’s meaningless)our systems, as psychotic as they are, are hierarchical. There are responsible parties, but more as a class, at the top of such hierarchies of exploitation by whatever label–most of the labels for such systems are false and meaningless in terms of human transpersonal power dynamics and systems–politics. They, and there is a “they” as I worked with them for years, have access to information that most of the historically speaking long-divided-and-conquered rank and file are either absolutely denied or don’t dig hard enough for, or are too distracted by survival, to discover for themselves. There is a popular, what I call “retail reality” impoverishment in critical thinking skills by the masses (duh, right?) where for whatever distracting reasons (tech/media/survival/problems too big [BS on the last one is my thought] undermines a critical mass of citizens who are not billionaires or lackeys of that class from assuming a functional, evolving set of references points and overall big-picture apprehending critical thinking skills sufficient to get people to target said hierarchical leadership, specifically.


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    • lokay5

      “…only the elites would get this gizmo that would prevent the transformers being fried…”

      While I’m not a member of the “elite” by any stretch of the imagination , and I can’t prevent “transformers being fried”
      but I HAVE one of those gizmos that guarantees I will have electrical power for quite a while after grid failure. Depending on how full my 250 gallon propane tank is at the time of the grid failure and resulting multiple melt-downs/melt-throughss and melt-outs, I’ll still have electricity to run my well pump and hot water for showers until the radiation kills me.
      What is that gizmo, you ask? Why, it’s a 4000 watt Onan generator that runs on our house propane.
      If you don’t have a generator, I suggest you look into getting one.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I think it’s fair to say that the fox has gotten into the hen house in EVERY branch of Gov’mint, military, and civilian life.


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    • or-well

      Fox in the henhouse
      Wolves in the flock
      Shark feeding frenzy
      rabid dogs bark
      crows on the roadkill
      beetles on dung
      folks on a treadmill
      families undone
      hyaenas howling
      vultures a’peck
      our nest gets a fouling
      up goes some stock
      it’s long past time
      their world got rocked.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Majia,

    I’ve been researching this for a long time, puzzling it out, and it does seem there is a ‘control central’ – they have these various thinktank/planning groups, CFR, Bilderberg, Tri-Lateral Commission, MI-5 or whatever its name is in England. The CIA, of course to do the dirty work and ‘wet work.’

    The center seems to be the Rothschild banking family and affiliates. The big Wall Street firms, Goldman etc. are in on the deal, and also Monsanto and big oil – and the European royals, esp. the British royal family. And of course the nuclear power and weapons industry.

    They have long and patiently, methodically, been working towards world monopoly government – just how long is a matter of dispute or controversy, but certainly since before 1900.

    But – they are playing a fast and loose game, obviously, looking at the state of the environment and this latest big disaster – which some think was triggered by HAARP, and that is a possibility which by no means can be ruled out.

    But basically all of the CENTERS OF POWER of the USA and most of Europe are in on the deal/substantially under control – state and local and national govt. power centers. The ones who are not ‘in on the deal’ are the ones who are being attacked and vilified in the press, such as Iran.

    These guys are not ‘like’ organized crime’ – they ARE organized crime, dealing drugs internationally, writing their own rules, despoiling other nations pretty much at will, waging war and committing de facto genocide for profit and to thin the human herds.

    Just hard for people who have been exposed to a lifetime of brainwashing in schools and via MSM to wrap their minds around. Also it is scary and people don’t want to believe it.

    Talk about a ‘paradigm shift’!


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  • vivvi

    I have been finding out lately more and more about the OTHER toxic crap in our food, radiation is like just the icing on monsanto’s death diet cake. Things you wouldn’t expect, like a growth enhancer made from nitro benzene, or having monosodium glutamate sprayed on vegetables, or even fluoride laden pesticides sprayed on your yummy healthy lettuce plants. Starting to wonder if anything is safe to feed your kids anymore. Wonder what they did to the peanuts … when I was a kid nobody at all was allergic to peanuts. Do any of you folks get ridiculed for growing your own food, by people who think its crazy when store bought produce is fairly cheap and looks so good? I feel the extermination of the excess useless eaters is well under way. So sad, most folks don’t want to listen.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Yes, GoFrodo, the AMA and Big Pharma are in on it because they have such a lucrative monopoly on health care (so called, because much of what they do is NOT good for our health). Also the cancer research industry – which DOES NOT want to find a cure because it would interfere with profits. (There are holistic cures that are being suppressed – like the Gerson Therapy I was on. They are ‘the competition’.)

    This increasing rate of all degenerative illnesses is part of the population control agenda. As are the Big Pharma drugs, all adding to the body’s toxic load, and suppressing symptoms rather than healing or curing the underlying condition.

    I am not saying that the doctor you see is in knowingly in on the deal; most certainly are not. They just don’t want to analyze the situation too closely because they would come to realize that they are on the wrong team – when it comes to their approach to degenerative illness. However, for treating accidents/injuries, allopathy does good work by and large.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Yes, vivvi, it was learning about all the toxic and harmful things they are doing to our food that got me into this whole field of study initially – back about 40 years ago, to show how old I am!

    One thing led to another, studying corruption in govt. and the trashing of the environment, and the poisoning of it, and waste of resources, and the nuclear madness, and then I got into studying the Federal Reserve, fiat currencies vs money of substance and spent a lot of time on that. It all is important and related in that the TRANS-NATIONAL CORPORATE/BANKING ELITES, broadly speaking, are the bad guys, doing all of this to us and the planet, their goals being to make a lot of money and ultimately to CONTROL THE WEALTH AND SOURCES OF WEALTH OF THE PLANET. (If there is any planet left, except for a wasteland, when they get through with it.)


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    • vivvi

      I believe the goal is to get people to do all the work, such as infrastructure building and resource processing, then exterminate us so that they and their offspring can have a fully developed planet all for themselves. I cannot figure out why people can’t see this, because it makes perfect sense if you look at it from the elite illuminati mother-rapists point of view. They plan to keep just a few million of us as slaves and the rest are toast. I mean to say, haven’t people noticed that the ELITE CORPORATE BASTARDS AND BITCHES don’t care about you, your health, your finances, your property, your kids …. they don’t care about YOU at all, AT ALL, no not at all. Just because YOU might be a moral decent person doesn’t mean THEY are. How else do you explain this nuke madness?


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    • GoFrodo

      (That Mother Shipton lady prophesied that they will build a new life on the stripped seabeds after they come out from the holes, like graves, under the ground.)


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    • truthseek truthseek

      @bleep, Holy cow bleep, I could have written the same text, my interests / steeped or stemming from the same concerns. The whole damn thing is a complete farce, the there are indeed bigger factors at play. As in organized crime syndicate going back to old money Rothschild Barron’s planning this 200 years ago. They are finally tightening their death grip on society and hell-bent on driving this thing off of the cliff and (in my opinion) starting all of this the bring on Armageddon to begin rebuilding the temple in e homeland… Scary


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  • GoFrodo

    All true. To make it worse, they are trying to take away our access to herbs and supplements. We may have some time left to stop it in the U.S.. Europe looks like it’s losing the herb/supplement battle.

    More of us are catching on. They don’t badmouth natural and alternative health care because it isn’t effective – they badmouth it because the industry wants to suck the profits out of it for themselves and so we’ll be dependent on them. And the doctors don’t badmouth internet researching because it’s ineffective – they do it because it threatens their job. “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet” is the motto of the dumbing down they want us all to do (I wonder if that one started with a directive against internet auto-diagnosing and trickled all the way down to the nursing conventions etc.). I expect a lot of people to hear this when they try to get recognition for their radiation sickness. From that radionuclide-laden milk and whatnot.

    Still, some doctors and nurses are respectful, open to learning from patients, forward-thinking, and sincere. Others are not and project the arrogance of their masters.

    With the pharma industry, they do seem to have some amazing drugs out there now. From what I read, they’ve been working on refining drugs for fewer side effects and more precise action. Natural medicine is great, but I don’t have a problem with pharmaceutical research.

    Just it would be nice if all that medical talent and knowledge were used to further life and not so much death.


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  • James2

    This is the first I see of this group wanting to take action.

    Milk gets them every time.

    Every person should send this article to everyone they know on the west coast and tell them to stop buying milk – today.

    Yes, you’ll be putting a bunch of innocent farmers and milk producers out of business, but they will start screaming bloody murder in about 10 minutes.

    Then you will get it on the news. Stop buying milk until you know it is tested and safe – of course they will say it’s safe before it is.

    Next up: Salad and green vegetables produced in california’s fertile valley. You get the vegetarians riled up, you get the votes. You get the votes, you can shut this stupidity down.

    Everyone needs to encourage everyone they know to read this story and stop buying milk – across the USA – today…


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  • James2

    P.S. I haven’t bought or drank any milk for a year.


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    • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

      My last glass of cows milk was early April, last year.
      I’ve been drinking almond milk and happy with it.


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      • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

        I am on coconut and rice milk here. Haven’t found an almond milk I like that much. My kid won’t drink any of the substitutes I’ve tried. Although I do use them in recipes like using the coconut milk for pancake recipe works well. It is a big issue at our house. We love to drink milk. My kid is mad at me about the milk–and ice cream. The substitutes are just not the same for a kid’s palate.


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    • hbjon hbjon

      They will just have to line my coffin with lead. I will be in there with a milk mustache.


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  • James2

    You all know how the gets its radiation, right – from the grasses that the cows eat.

    That means your salad is likely contaminated too..


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    • GoFrodo

      I know lettuce is contaminated, except for the few farmers who may be treating their soil or growing it indoors (and then could still be contaminated, maybe just less).

      I got sick from lettuce about a month after Fukushima.


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  • the yeoman the yeoman

    Its 1pm in Nihon. Please tell me those aren’t neutron beams steaking across the sky (tbs/jnn long shot). A heat signature in winter? oh gfd heavy sigh

    I live in sf and buy the cheapest milk hoping it comes from a factory farm somewhere in the midwest….like thats going help

    :-(


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      You can try Kalona Diary milk, too. It’s from Amish farmers in Ohio, and is the closest thing to raw milk available that’s pasteurized. Available at Whole Foods. I like supporting the Amish farmers since they have been under so much attack as independent food producers. Want to support the small dairy farmers, and think they have a good operation. Maybe an alternative to factory farmed milk?


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      • James2

        Are you certain they ship it all the way from Ohio to California? It would cost a mint – unless they powder it or something.

        I’m sure Ohio milk isn’t radiation free, but probably better than Ca milk.


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        • ShineTheLight

          Perhaps better to consider all dairy suspect. Fallout does not always follow predictable patterns. One bad rainout event could contaminate milksheds far from the west coast. Since there is an absence of information and most consumers do not have the ability to test for Cesium and Strontium-90 and Iodine-131 — a Geiger is not going to handle the task.

          California is a big producer of almonds. In fact, 80% of the worlds almonds are grown in California. If that production is from the San Joaquin Valley, you should be aware the EPANet readings for Bakersfield have been off the charts or otherwise extremely high. If you are still going to drink almond milk, at least try to secure an organic brand. Almonds are a heavily sprayed crop


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          • GoFrodo

            All dairy is indeed suspect.

            CRIIRAD warned pregnant mothers in France right after Fukushima not to eat the dairy. Watch what the pregnant women are warned about! It will poison us too. The only difference is it’s more correct to warn them because their fetuses can’t choose for themselves.

            But children also drink this milk and eat the cheese and butter!

            There may be a few dairy producers who we heard are treating their soil. Most aren’t going to be doing that.


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          • GoFrodo

            Baby formula death:

            http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/12/22/wal-mart-baby-formula-recall-enfamil-pulled-after-baby-dies/

            A baby died last year, what appears to be December, after drinking Enfamil. Supposedly the link to formula isn’t proven. As is to be expected (see 2 new articles I posted on the misleading news article thread), a bacterial infection is being blamed. The batch also tested negative for a rare bacteria before delivery.

            CDC and FDA still claim there is no need for a recall, after claiming they found the rare Cronobacter bacteria in the Missouri 10-day-old baby’s nursery water and prepared formula. Cronobacter is supposedly hitting babies across the country.

            “The latest case of Cronobacter infection occurred in Florida, the update said. After cases occurred in Missouri and Illinois, authorities looked for other cases, and found an Oklahoma case and the one in Florida. The Florida and Missouri infants died this month of their infections.”

            Show me the proof.

            And while they are at it, they need to start testing all the baby formula. If the milk is contaminated, then you can bet the formula is, too (barring non-dairy formula).

            All this fuss over bacteria and viruses, but no fuss over radiation. I guess there is also the possibility that people’s immune systems are being weakened by radiation, making them more vulnerable to Cronobacter and other pathogens. This does not people are not getting primarily ill from radiation! We still know the baby formula is likely radioactive, along with the milk and other foods, so it needs to be tested.

            CDC and FDA need to stop playing games with the public.


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            • GoFrodo

              “This does not people are not getting primarily ill from radiation” should be “This does not mean* people are not getting primarily ill from radiation”.


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            • GoFrodo

              The mothers of these babies were also likely contaminated with internal emitters throughout the pregnancy, since our great food/safety/health regulators have neglected to warn the public, including pregnant women, about consuming radionuclides in food.

              So these babies may not have had have much of a chance even before they possibly drank radioactive formula.


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              • GoFrodo

                Good find. Here is the specific link, for when it gets buried in that site:
                http://worldbabyreport.com/?p=5582
                “Got Radioactive Milk?”

                ” [...] In December, the Japanese company Meiji issued a voluntarily recall of infant formula due to cesium contamination. However, no other major brand in or outside of Japan has recalled any product based on radiation levels. There are no mandates that dairy suppliers and there end users test for such radioactive contamination in their products. [...]

                If you are using infant formula it would be prudent to inquire with the manufacturer about their testing protocols (if any) for detecting radiation in their products. [...]

                A large public outcry will prompt change. Our children deserve to be protected. If ever there was a clarion call to action, this is it.”


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      • GoFrodo

        I expect factory-farmed milk be less radioactive.

        Natural-raised cows that eat the grass will produce more radioactive milk. They eat the radioactive grass.

        It’s unfortunate for the farmers, but if you are looking for radiation safety then you need less radiation. If you are looking for organic, and don’t mind eating lots of radionuclides with it (which will negate the health effects of organic), then go for the Amish and other farmers close to nature.

        Nature has been spoiled and made more dangerous for us than artificial.


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        • arclight arclight

          factory milk depends on the feed… and feed has allowable limits in it.. added to the chemicals the add to stop cesium reaching the gut.. the whole things disgusting! AVOID dairy AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT TEN TEARS OF SO ..MAKE THAT 25 YEARS!.. depends on where you live and how heavy this years deposition of cesium was… and the govs not talking openly about that!! these fools think some cesium is good for you!!

          heres a link to the chemical treatment process!

          Management methods of reducing radionuclide contamination of animal food products in semi-natural ecosystems. 1993

          “The introduction of other effective changes in management practices, such as changing hunting seasons for game, or slaughtering at a time of year when the animals have been grazing on less contaminated herbage, depends on a good understanding of the behaviour of radionuclides in these ecosystems. In practice, the most effective countermeasures which can used to reduce radionuclide contamination of animals in semi-natural ecosystems will be obtained by a combination of both management changes and the use of chemical binders to prevent gut absorption.”

          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8248771


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        • ShineTheLight

          @GoFrodo – Not sure that even the non-pastured cows are less radioactive at this point. If they are consuming feed and water that has not been protected or remediated they are also at risk. Any dried feed products are most likely contaminated either from direct fallout or contaminated soil/water absorption into the internal plant structure. Think of alfalfa.

          http://stroudroad.hubpages.com/hub/making-hay


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          • GoFrodo

            It’s possible. But processing grain and removing the outer hull may remove radiation (I don’t have my references at hand). If that’s so, then the refined grains will likely be less radioactive. However, I don’t know if the cows get refined or whole grains.

            I still stand by my assertion that any animal eating fresh grass that has gotten fresh fallout is going to probably yield more radioactive food, although generally yes — the safe food list is going to shrink and shrink. Even the foods I find safe now will likely be unsafe soon. It’s a temporary safety we have until it moves throughout the food chain and food supply.

            Still, I agree, milk is a bad bet all around. I wouldn’t drink it from a factory farm or a grass-fed organic farm.

            My point was that organic, “natural”-farmed milk is not better for you than factory-farmed milk.

            +If you want fewer pesticides and chemicals with your radiation, then yes, go organic!+

            But I don’t want people to be under the illusion that just because it’s organic means it’s not radioactive. That seems to be an implied assumption going around a lot, and I find it dangerous. There is no relation between organic and radionuclide-free, except for the possibility of a growing movement of farmers who will remediate soil – and those farmers may be more likely to be the organic ones.


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            • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

              I seem to recall that one of our big imports from Japan is Feed. what kind? I don’t know…

              Most of your store bought dairy is from California, especially if you are on the west coast or this side of the Rockies.

              there is no mandate to tell us where the milk is from. could be milked in one place and processed in another.

              last year someone had a great website that gave info on how to read the manufacturer info on milk.. I can’t find it but will keep looking…


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          • GoFrodo

            I was in a rush when I replied to you earlier. It’s always hard to word my view in the perfect way, with a topic that’s so simple in some ways yet so complicated in the finer details. Your point about the details of the animal feed is important, and I think that with all the factors affecting how many radionuclides result in a final food product, we have a lot to examine. In the end, accurate testing may be the only thing that tells us what’s safe to eat (though for the sensitive of us, we may be able to go by what makes us ill right away, to some extent).

            When I said I wouldn’t drink milk, even if factory-farmed, what I really meant was that I wouldn’t drink organic milk just because it was organic; I meant that I don’t assume food is radionuclide-free because it’s more “natural”.

            However, I remembered another clue to all this today. Aside from the fact that some processing can remove radionuclides, there may be a difference in radiation content between commercial produce and home-grown. There is a video by Nancy Lazaryan and John K. Hutchison on YouTube, where they test various lettuces from local grocery stores and analyze the geiger counts with graphs. They found that zeolite placed in the refrigerator with the food appeared to dissipate what they interpreted as the level of radiation in the food (I may not be describing this exactly right, but it’s what I remember). But what I found equally interesting was the fact that when they tested the lettuce grown in someone’s yard, it appeared to have less radiation.

            There could be a number of reasons for this, but one of them I read about was the fact that sufficiently mineral-rich soil can prevent uptake of radioactive elements (seemingly in the same way sufficient minerals in a human body can prevent the radiation from lodging there, too). I may have written elsewhere that I also wonder if the chemicals and pesticides make radiation more likely to “take”.

            (contd. next …)


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            • GoFrodo

              Regardless, I think a thorough analysis needs to be done so that we know what we are deciding and why.

              Simply suggesting people buy a certain brand of milk because it was wholesome pre-Fukushima does not do anything to address the issue of radiation in the milk. As it turns out, it may turn out that the more wholesome farming practices make for less radioactive milk. I still think the milk, if grown outside with cows eating the fallout-laden grass, is going to have some radiation.

              So, why not at least generally know what you’re eating and know the risks? Then you can make informed decisions, so that if you eat radiation, you know why and why you chose that radioactive food versus another that may have more (or less).

              Here is the link to the video where they tested food 7 months ago and also compared the store-bought produce to home-grown:
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-hF7-1P8T4


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            • GoFrodo

              Correction: they tested other foods besides lettuce – bananas and cheese included. They compared the levels to the background ones, as well.


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  • James2

    Milk is a commodity. Everybody buys from the same producers. They certainly don’t ship it any farther than they have to.

    Most of the time the processing plant runs all the different brand labels at the same place.


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    • the yeoman the yeoman

      yeah I know…sigh
      can’t run, can’t hide
      We’re all Nihonjin now.

      Tried to look in on webcam thread but keep getting errorscreen.
      bummer
      its 2pm in Nihon the sky appears to have calmed down, but an hour ago it was like the KGB Sky Show (shoutout to S.D.)


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    • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

      @Kevin…..absolutely agree, and thanks for the link….worth every second of the 20 minute vid. Young people like that give me hope…..I love him!!!
      Enenewsers, if you don’t take the time to watch this vid, you are missing out on hope. I really think the way to reach “blind” people is through music, poetry, painting. There is something in these things that reach our soul, and that may be all we have left.
      I found my Fukushima Dreamin song on a Japanese website just yesterday, translated it and laughed my ass off. It said:

      “I feel many of the Japanese people are not in too late so I questioned that the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s not about how things may be reported on a regular basis in the net and news. People overseas Maybe I am interested in the Fukushima nuclear power plant than the Japanese maybe. It ‘s video made me feel so.”, then, “Video elderly overseas I have to be sung in Fukushima nuclear power plant.
      “Primary opposition!” I’ll be speaking to the song such clarity. I do not know what you’re talking about because all English, which he installed against a nuclear power plant of the Japanese people overseas Maybe I am an Thankfully, thank you!! put the lyrics of the song primary at the end I keep.”….Not quite sure what exactly is meant, but definitely think he/she appreciated my song!
      link:

      http://ayuagogo.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-191.html


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      • Kevin Kevin

        Thats great to hear PoorDaddy.

        Your fame precedes you now.

        Great work!


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      • StillJill StillJill

        The power of one, PoorDaddy! :-)

        Yes,…your music is a powerful antidote!
        As is or-well’s poetry!


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      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

        @PoorDaddy

        Now that made me laugh! Maybe our communications with each other are equally opaque, so we only think we communicate with one another.

        As to many of the other wonderful comments above, what comes to mind is “choose your battles.” Do TPTB intend us to be so preoccupied with finding safe food to eat (among other things) that we overlook what we should be focusing on (even if we die).

        Naturally, those with small children must focus on food.


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    • StillJill StillJill

      Thanks Kev,…and poorDaddy!
      Well worth the 20 minutes!

      So glad I listened to you friends! :-)


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    The UCB Nuclear Engineering dept. provides us with the worst kind of propaganda. When we probably have aerosolized plutonium flying by, they put up a shiny chart with tiny “scientific” numbers about cesium. Our access to the truth is so small, they have almost drowned it in a bathtub. They great thing is that they still can’t stop you all.


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  • yvonne

    Maybe we could all print off this article and give it to restaurant owners, store owners or just plaster it all over the dairy coolers everywhere! I know its in more than dairy but since that is what this article is about…might open a couple peoples eyes to the situation?


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    More minimization: The highest levels of cesium were 180x in April 2011. We’re being lulled.


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    Oh, don’t trust ANYTHING from U.C. Berkeley. Hundreds of millions in funding come from the Department of Defense…nuke industry.


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  • Sam

    It is imperative that somebody somewhere on the west coast get some
    funding and have an expert team (not Banana U. nuclear dept. at UCB)
    do radiological testing of foods that people bring to them. This site
    can publish the results. There seems to be no end to the fall out
    coming our way. There was an article about a place in Japan where
    people could bring “stuff” to be tested. The equipment is not cheap
    but within the range of ten thousand dollars. Yea. the Romans
    degenerated their nervous system and bodily organs via lead poisoning
    as we too are irretrievably slowly damaging our organs, nervous
    system, DNA with all this radiological fall out.
    I used to love the rain and fog. As a farmer here in California
    I have no idea how much cesium intake is going on with what is
    grown in the soil here in Sonoma county. If the milk has this
    high a reading then the all Leafy greens grown are also
    contaminated. It is never too late to wake up and be honest with
    what is going on around us. There is a massive denial going on
    in our culture on so many things that at times it makes me feel
    as if most believes the earth is flat and the Sun revolves
    around us and to speak out on all this is to be burned at the stake.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    This doesn’t feel like the whole truth… I think the levels are much higher. To match the emissions- higher.


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    • GoFrodo

      I agree it may be higher.

      It’s also easy to think that these levels mean the milk is just now unsafe to drink. No, it’s been unsafe to drink all along. We should be questioning why nobody made a big deal of this 10 months ago, and why the shills infecting the forum on the UC Berkeley site, source for this post, minimized radiation in food 10 months or so ago.

      How many adults, including the hordes of children who drink milk several times a day, have accumulated all those internal emitters and thyroid (and other) damage now?


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      • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

        Just to add what I learned from Nuclear Hot Seat and the Interview between Libbe HaLevy and Mary Olsen of NIRS..http://lhalevy.audioacrobat.com/download/bc149ae0-421e-a7c3-fc06-be740e7d4475.mp3

        Women are more susceptible to radiation cancer than men.

        We have more reproductive cells that occur to be more sensitive to the radiation.(not that men won’t get cancer from radiation, it is just that women will be more affected)

        Toddlers are even more sensitive as their cells are dividing more rapidly and they are smaller and therefore the dose is larger to them.

        Girl Toddlers are 100x more at risk as they also have the reproductive cells, in addition to being smaller and having more rapidly dividing cells..

        Gone are the days you should be getting your child to drink their milk, eat their yogurt, or cheese.. say goodbye to pizza, milkshakes, and cheesecake!

        ..and according to Mary, if you live by a nuclear plant odds are you already are being exposed to radiation regularly :(


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  • James2

    This thread is on the verge of going viral – in looking at the view counts.

    I would say to anyone visiting here for the first time. You have been misinformed by the government and the media about what’s happening at Fukushima.

    By the same token you have been misinformed by the nuclear industry and the US government and the NRC, FDA and state governments about the nuclear danger.

    It is real, it is here now and it is affecting you – today.

    Stop buying milk – immediately. Be very careful about your food supplies. Stay out of the rain. Waves of radiation are passing over right now and will continue to pass.

    Demand of the authorities to tell the truth = immediately.

    Good Luck.


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  • ShineTheLight

    Interesting that if you search on the engines for “radiation in milk”
    the results yielded are very aged. Most are from March/April. Perhaps designed to allay the fears of the public that there is little need for present concern. I know that plenty of bloggers have highlighted their concerns for many months, but those posts are buried.


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  • James2

    If you read this thread – you will understand that drinking milk right now might kill your children.

    So what do you do? Don’t buy milk. Don’t touch it, and do not let your children drink it.

    Now here’s the bad news. As soon as this word gets out – then they will come on and say – oh the milk was bad for awhile, but it’s better now.

    Don’t believe it. The milk is not only bad now – they have no way of making it better, and radiation is still raining down on us.

    The milk likely won’t be any better for a year or two or more.

    If you are a milk producer – you need to demand – now – today that the government acknowledge the problem at Fukushima and take active steps to eliminate it, rather than cover it up its existence. the radiation is in your product – right now, and you should not be selling it to children. Furthermore, fukushima continues to release radiation unabated. New reports come out every day that confirm this – there’s no denying it. You must act today – you must demand that the government act today on your behalf – you must not sell tainted product to children. Good Luck.


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    39,960 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from the ash of a pizza shop in Okinawa. It was from an oven.

    Even Okinawa is not safe in Japan.

    At least 4 restaurants in Okinawa bought firewood from Fukushima. 3 are pizza shop and 1 is soba shop. The distributer states, they have done high-pressure washing, passed the test of Motosu city government.

    The Soba shop received the cesium ash from other pizza shops to make soba noodle. They have already served it to the customers. The prefecture measured 258 Bq/Kg of cesium from the noodle, 1260~8060 Bq/Kg of cesium from ash.
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/02/39960-bqkg-from-ash-in-okinawa-pizza-shop/?

    Radiation bio-accumulates. There are so many ways for it to get into our food supply, please understand that milk is just the “measurement” of how bad the rest of our food chain is likely contaminated.

    also, understand that by the time one of our USA underfunded agencies actually get the “current” sample to test.. by the time they find absurd levels.. it will be too late to recall. Typically, with milk having a short shelf life, it will all be expired aka sold and consumed before you ever get the official word.

    Look at the data on the chart above. The contaminants have been there and occur to have had no official intervention.

    Just like Three mile Island.. did they make the dairy farms that were contaminated throw out their milk? No, it got used to make Hershey chocolates, as the dairy belonged to them.

    ..and do not forget that where there is cesium, there is surely lots of other radioactive isotopes.

    SHUT THEM ALL DOWN RIGHT NOW!!! NO NUKES!


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Emails reveal panic at U.S. nuclear agency as experts were kept in the dark following Fukushima disaster
    One email reads: ‘We have very little factual information as an agency’
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission inundated with requests over safety of U.S. nuclear facilities in wake of disaster
    Experts disagreed over best way to contain Fukushima disaster
    Worst-case scenario would have seen high levels of radiation reach Alaska
    By WIL LONGBOTTOM
    Last updated at 11:55 AM on 8th February 2012
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    Emails posted on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission website after the Fukushima disaster last March have revealed the agency was kept in the dark about the scale of the crisis.
    The correspondence, posted after the earthquake and tsunami caused catastrophic damage to the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, reveals experts in the U.S. disagreed over how to deal with the disaster.
    And while assuring the U.S. population that there was no danger, the NRC did not disclose a worst-case scenario which could have seen high levels of radiation affecting Alaska if Fukushima could not be brought under control.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2098067/Emails-reveal-panic-U-S-nuclear-agency-experts-kept-dark-following-Fukushima-disaster.html#ixzz1lpgckSFk


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  • GoFrodo

    Dprogram.net (“Countering Propaganda”) picked up this article! :)
    http://tinyurl.com/78v24ow


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