HuffPost: “Radioactive Fish Found In California” — Is it a good thing?

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 6:19 pm ET
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Title: Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Aaron Sankin
Date: Feb. 22, 2013

Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers

[...] A report released earlier this month by researchers at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station found that bluefin tuna caught just off the California coast tested positive for radiation stemming from the incident. [...]

Daniel Madigan, one of the study’s authors, explained that this study shouldn’t give people pause about eating tuna caught in the Pacific. “We’re exposed to radiation in almost all of the food we eat,” he explained.

“Cesium itself isn’t safe, but the size dose that someone would get from eating this tuna would be,” Madigan added [...]

Interestingly, this radioactive contamination may ultimately prove to be a boon to the species.

[...] as Forbes notes, the perception that bluefin tuna are contaminated with radiation may lead more restaurants shying away from serving the fish, which would likely go a long way tamping down on the overfishing [...]

See also: U.S. bluefin tuna still contaminated with Fukushima radiation -- Study: Cesium found in 100% of small, recently migrated tuna tested

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 6:19 pm ET
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58 comments to HuffPost: “Radioactive Fish Found In California” — Is it a good thing?

  • Lion76 Lion76

    people have to start yelling over the disinfo and start getting mad about being lied to.


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    • 16Penny 16Penny

      It's bananas I tell you! As radioactive as root-beer! If you smile radiation can't get you, and now this. No one who is saying this crap dares to evaluate the cumulative effects. A little in your sushi, a little in your water, a little in your air, a little in your rain. I haven't done the math but no, a little radiation isn't a good thing.


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Lion76, Tried this in the 1980s after already 20 to 30 years of activism. That didn't work either. I think we just must suffer the fate of our collective stupidity. Maybe if we could all get MAD together, on the count of "3, 2, 1~~~! Rage against the insanity all together now!


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    must admit, this paragraph is some masterful spin…

    [...] Interestingly, this radioactive contamination may ultimately prove to be a boon to the species. A study published earlier this year found that overfishing of the species, which is popular ingredient at Japanese sushi restaurants, has resulted in a 96 percent population reduction from previous levels.

    "Bluefin is seriously overfished," Madigan explained. "So having tools to track their migration is important in protecting them."

    Additionally, as Forbes notes, the perception that bluefin tuna are contaminated with radiation may lead more restaurants shying away from serving the fish, which would likely go a long way tamping down on the overfishing of a species that can often fetch a pretty penny. [...]

    Does this mean the Japanese people (and everyone else) will be informed of the extent of contamination within their food supply?


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      Personally, I think that the fact that the tuna and others are radioactive and as more and more of the sheeple awaken they will choose to not eat food that could potentially give them a radioactive belly, transmuting into radioactive DNA and producing children with extra limbs or not enough eyes, will likely have more to do with "saving" or people not eating the tuna than the ability to see where the fish have been.

      Again, so very irrelevant as these fish, and this study, are from 6 months after fukushima's first explosion..

      ..so, Scientists, and mainstream media, where are the new studies of fish caught recently??? hmmm??? How about reporting on current events??


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  • jec jec

    Oh..save the tuna from overfishing!! So what will the next "fish" flavor of the year be? People will go from fish to fish, getting their "one a day" cesium kick! Has anyone looked up the term, "accumulative?" If its X Bq/K today, next year is going to be higher, bioaccumulation is a factor! Who wants 20 years of X Bq/hr of cesium. X 0f cesium can be any number..you do NOT want any of it!


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Seriously? A good thing?
    By that thought, lets just put that shit on everything! Oh ya, we are…
    That way all species will benefit from the magical DNA changing fairy dust.
    BTW, has anyone asked the three eyed, two blue finned tuna, how it likes being transformed into a mutant species?
    Meh, who really cares anyways…


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Jebus.. You ask who cares. Not me. I've started going to Japanese restaurants and eating tuna sashime again. Also, ice cream and cheese. I'm lucky. I'm now 80, so who cares. Nyah nyah nyah de nyah nyah! Sorry. Don't want to rub it in. Just want to enjoy what little time there is left.


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  • kintaman kintaman

    I have not eaten seafood since 3.11 (only our pre-existing stock..but it is gone now). Will not be eating any again for decades.


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    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi kintaman

      I still have one small box of salmon from alaska.
      It might be worth millions by now..j/k..lol..


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      • Au Au

        I have one small box of pre-fuku Japanense green tea and a package of pre-fuku sea weed. Every once in a year, I have a cup of that green tea. It still tastes good. The seaweed is a token seaweed. I keep it just because…

        This planet is run by psychopaths.

        I just finished reading Alien Interview by Lawrence R Spencer and basically this planet is the Hell Planet of the universe where the evil "Old Empire" sent artists, muscians, great thinkers, brilliant scientists, etc. who would not be suppressed, or in other words, they were revolutionaries, and also they sent perverted, criminal psychopaths, to live out their days (over and over and over again).

        Yay. That explains a lot.


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          • Anthony Anthony

            **The loss of the majority of this technology was of singular irritation to the alien visitors
            and was sorely lamented. And so, in the post-diluvian times, they set about energetically
            manipulating events that we now read as history to bring them to the point
            where they could reproduce the technological hardware that was so invaluable. This is
            an act that was begun by the Council of Elders in Asia Minor over 11,000 years ago.
            They have compelled us to the heights of technological expertise at the expense of
            other areas of human development, as lamented by innumerable philosophers, romantics,
            social critics, and activists.
            I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction. (John Steinbeck)
            The major advances in civilization are processes that wreck the societies in which they
            occur. (Alfred North Whitehead)
            Regarding the practicality of their meta-plan, they knew it would take centuries to
            come to fruition. However, there was no choice but to commit to it, since it meant that
            they could finally vacate their prison Earth and roam the infinite skies, or perhaps even
            return to their own planet. The Renaissance, the Industrial Age, and the present Silicon
            Age stand as testaments to their success. It is our belief that the end game is to be
            played out in our times and that it is in fact being played out as we write.**


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          • Au Au

            Thanks Anthony. I think I will start on Chapter 18, "Lambs to the Slaughter" because that is probably where we are right now.


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            • Anthony Anthony

              **The information transmitted (channeled) by the pan-dimensional oversouls was that
              there were indeed keys to the “Stargate.” But what these were and the manner of their
              implementation was not immediately attainable. In fact, the Macrobes revealed that
              mankind would have to continue to advance technologically to the point where the
              secrets of how energy turns into matter could be studied and mastered. However, to
              even begin to understand the permutations of this first goal, centuries would first have
              to be spent learning about the exact opposite phenomenon–how matter becomes
              energy. This was the motivation behind the majority of Post-Industrial scientific
              research and experimentation and, obviously, not because mankind was evolving for
              the first time toward technical mastery. Phase one of Macrobe lesson one was finally
              concluded when the Atlantean demigods succeeded in splitting the atom in the 1950s.
              A study of the lives and careers of those involved with atomic energy, like Leo Szilard and
              Robert Oppenheimer, will prove an interesting line of research for those interested in corroborating
              our disquisition.
              Only now, after almost a millennia, are they capable of embarking on the discovery of
              the reverse–how energy becomes matter**


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        • We Not They Finally

          The real problem is simply power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely..Still how can destroying this planet and all life on it be a rewarding experience??? This is far beyond psychopathia.Its more like Satanism..The idea of being the last ones standing makes sense….


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      • Sickputer

        I like South African rock lobster, but I can only afford it about once every three years (and this isn't the lucky year) ;-)

        http://www.shopandersonseafoods.com/p-81-cold-water-south-african-rock-lobster-tails.aspx

        There's still some safe ocean seafood, but it's moving far south very quickly. Reminds me of the wrinkled apple and the Cheetos scene in The Road movie.


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    • VanneV anne

      I almost died in 1989 of cancer (3 years after Chernobyl; at one point the hue of my skin was green), but my children wanted me to stay alive. So I switched to vegan, non-gluten, organic, and just water from Eldorado Springs. It is really the best food there is. I eat sometimes 100% raw and sometimes less raw. For grains, I eat millet, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth. Sometimes I sprout the grains, sometimes not. I season every day with herbs and seaweed (from the northern Atlantic), Himalayan salt, miso, and raw sauerkraut, and minced lemon or grapefruit (skin and seeds included). Food choices are really socialable. I just eat alone and stock my kitchen alone. Soaked seeds are the best and for legumes I eat sprouted green peas, sprouted chick peas, and sprouted lentils, and sometimes tofu from sprouted soybeans and sometimes frozen edamame, or other frozen green beans. I eat nothing from cans.


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    • hogy

      Same here! I cut out eating bottom feeders like shrimp before Fuku because they are farmed with antibiotics and what-all or come from the polluted US gulf, anointed by BP. Now I don't eat fish post-Fuku and warned my friends as to why, especially don't feed it to your kids. Most of them think I'm nuts. O well.


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  • Read the Nuclear Health Radiation fact sheet I put together at http://nfs.nodes.org


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Quote:
    “We're exposed to radiation in almost all of the food we eat,” he explained.

    Yea, especially now!!!

    Sadly, but I Think I'll pass on anything from the sea.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Soon, no one will eat from the sea, thanks to nuclear.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah..It might be a great idea to no longer eat anything that comes from the sea…Also nothing that comes from Japan including cars and of course expensive meats..I wish that Sepco had been more able to evacuate some of their population to islands off China…I also wish that all the countries including the uSA had warned the people with regards to radioactive plumes that came from Japan march 2011.Needless immediate death and suffering.But some countries would rather cover their ass then help the people.


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  • Au Au

    "[...] as Forbes notes, the perception that bluefin tuna are contaminated with radiation may lead more restaurants shying away from serving the fish, which would likely go a long way tamping down on the overfishing [...]

    Overfishing? As if they are going to thrive in radiation? Is their brain broken?


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    "A little bit of radiation only causes a little bit of cancer."
    -Anonymous


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  • http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/opinion/sunday/what-really-causes-celiac-disease.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0

    All of these coincidences–NYT looking for answers to the problem of celiac disease in personal genetic biology, with no consideration of environmental pollution. The article discusses rapid rise in celiac disease in Swedes 30 years ago, and the explosion in Type 1 Diabetes in Finns. As usual, no mention of the bad dusting that Scandinavia got from Chernobyl . . . 30 years ago. There are none so blind as those who cannot see.

    Lots of people in the news keeling over in their late 40s and early 50s from massive heart attacks lately. This is a huge blind spot for western medicine, which refuses to consider economically-driven causes of death. Don't get me started.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Here's another POS article to enrage…
    It seems to be the nuke spin now…

    I especially liked this quote:

    "If radiation from Fukushima was detectable, scientists might look for traces of the contamination in all sorts of amazing creatures that make epic journeys across the open seas, from tuna to sharks to turtles to birds. They might learn more about where the animals came from, when they made their journeys, and why.

    They might learn how a single, man-made event — the plant failure in Fukushima — could be linked to the lives and fates of animals making homes over half the globe."

    Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up
    Radiation from the nuclear disaster offers biologists an opportunity to study migrations of fish, turtles and birds across the Pacific. The research could benefit conservation efforts.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-fukushima-radiation-20130225,0,3785100.story

    It's a good thing…


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      Indeed Jebus, searched out the original study blob… geez from what I can tell, this is just some back ground figuring on those fish caught off of San Diego 6 months after the initial blast. I do not see any where in which they are speaking of new fish caught recently.. my eyes are tired and I looked.. but I think this is hogwash on old stuff…and in your article, the picture says he bought the tuna steaks.. SNOW job to diffuse the real situation and add some nice fodder for the google and bing machines. The initial study showed those fish were doubling in concentration every 30 days! So weird to see this new study, as it soley speaks on the migration part. You can no longer trust the story is at appears. Media wants to be relevant and it isn't so.. well.. here it is, regurgitated fuku fish tales, now called migration. And every major "news" outfit has run with it.. Oh boy, something good to say about Fukushima!!1 Morons.


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    • amberlight amberlight

      Animal tracking in the 21st century: No more of those pesky radio tags and having to anesthetize the animal first. Now we can just follow them with our Geiger counters!


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  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    We should have pointed that investigating/exploring optical lens at ourselfes as soon as Nature was no longer our main concern . The thing we collectively understand the least , is our own human nature and its dynamics. But big money is only interested in the knowledge it can use to manipulate to make a profit .
    Not knowledge/understanding that carry responsibility in behaviour with it , so it ain't happening .


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Just think how many fish will be spared when man is extinct. It's a good thing.


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Be positive. Don't be negative. Look for the positive in everything.
    Keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole. Don't worry. Be hoppy!

    And the biggest positive of all may be that when we arn't here anymore, we won't have to think about these absurdities any more either! Bon voyage! Arivaderche! Bottoms Up! And good times were had by all, just like on the Titanic as the band and violins played on and on and o…..


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    > “Cesium itself isn’t safe, but the size dose that someone
    > would get from eating this tuna would be,” Madigan added

    "Brain use itself isn't easy, but the tiny piece that someone have to use to spell this sentence would be," I'm add.

    h.


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  • Sol Man

    In time we'll find that the overdose of all of the chemicals that we are exposed as we live each day, with each breath or food and water for sustenance; as well the intake of radionuclides will effect not only our genome, but our ability to think, I believe.
    When we can no longer recognize the way we'll just stay where we are.


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  • markww markww

    A couple concerns, from people not voting in America we have the crap in Government that we must face today they lie are one world determined,they do not care about the people any more only how can we steal more and lie and kill the population.The Government is going to put poisons Aspertane in Milk that is going to kill millions. The U.S. dairy industry is petitioning the FDA to redefine "milk" so that aspartame can be secretly added to milk, yogurt, eggnog and other dairy products.

    Yep: They want the FDA to green-light hiding aspartame in milk products and not even listing it on the label.

    Here's my report:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/039244_milk_aspartame_FDA_petition.html

    AND THEY SAY RADIATION does not hurt you BULL STUFF

    Radiation in the atmosphere since the 40 created massive cancers in the human population. People going through CHEMO are doing nothing but killing them selves CHEMO is deadly radiation. It makes it worse. I will say this to everyone on here.

    ********last year I was told I had Cancer that was about JUNE 2012. (prostate) PSA BLOOD TEST reading was a 6.0 I said I am going to get past this so I started a Vitamin regimen and other natural things like Turkey tail mushroom capsules and plenty of tomatoes in my cooking.
    The next PSA TEST in November I was down to a 5.3. SO SOMETHING WAS WORKING. TWO WEEKS AGO FEB 12 I WAS DOWN TO A 3.5 And still going down. The doctor had told me I had cancer last year but you know how many patients they…


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    • pcjensen

      Congratulations! try fermented foods as well… very very healthy and has detox capapcity


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    • Au Au

      Congrats markww! Keep up the good work!

      Your link from Natural News:
      "But now the situation is getting even more insane than you could have imagined: the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition with the FDA asking the FDA to alter the definition of "milk" to secretly include chemical sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose."

      Geeeze! grrrrrr.
      I am grinding my teeth.

      Pyschopaths.

      I refuse to drink their damn milk. How's that!


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  • markww markww

    See well I said to the DR look at the chart and he said what did you DO to get the Cancer down to normal level I said VITAMINS called VITAMINS FOR MEN OVER 50 and the mushroom tablets and tomatoes.

    Folks I feel Cancer can be beat It was man made so man made things ought to cure it. I ill keep you posted, but so far everything is looking better. Will get another PSA again in a couple more months and see if it is lowered. Cancers have come from nuclear and radiation and I feel personally they can be washed out of the body it is just me knowing from studying and reading and coming up with some formulas.

    MARKWW


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  • On radioactive fish, I guess fish doesn't have to be radioactive to kill you – it can just be fish from Walmart:

    Major grocers sell canned fish years past shelf life
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/02/22/bc-outdatedfish.html

    "Go Public visited 17 major grocery stores in the Vancouver area and found one-third had outdated cans of fish and seafood on their shelves.

    Old cans of tuna and shrimp, stamped “best before” 2010 to 2012, were found mixed in with new ones, which were stamped with best before dates as late as 2015."

    I'm wondering which is better now: radioactive fish from 2013 or rotten fish from 2010.


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  • markww markww

    in the military we ate mre's made in 1942 and did not make us sick just did not like some of the entry's

    Now there are a few reports that some canned TUNA AND CAN liners were making tuna bad.

    What I have done is buy tuna in the foil pouch and rice and some precooked things that are store-able for safe keeping. Tuna should be good that is already caught from the Atlantic in foil pouches I bought 2 cases early last year

    Markww


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  • reading these comments gives me hope for the future because at least some of us know the truth!

    I have made it to Chile. You, speakers of the truth are all welcome here!
    Don't forget to visit these sites:
    http://rense.com/ he has Fuku aka (fuck YOU-shima) audio updates on Mondays
    http://fukushima-diary.com/ Iori is a Japanese Fuku refugee like me…
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kevindblanch

    I love you all!


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  • Ron

    A couple of notes on some comments of the authors of the report:

    "Daniel Madigan, one of the study’s authors, explained that this study shouldn’t give people pause about eating tuna caught in the Pacific. “We’re exposed to radiation in almost all of the food we eat,” he explained."

    This is a common statement from nukers. But it makes no sense. We know we should limit the amount of radiation we are exposed to right? So why is adding even more to our other exposures, natural and man-made, fine? Is there a line you would draw where you would finally say enough or would that line just keep getting pushed back so as not to ruffle the feathers of those in the nuke industry?

    “'Cesium itself isn’t safe, but the size dose that someone would get from eating this tuna would be,' Madigan added"

    Again a nonsensical statement. Is cesium safe or not? If it's not it's not regardless of the size of the dose.

    It's really frustrating watching the contortions some people will go to so as not to rock the boat. Not just with the nuke industry but with many others as well, usually some big business who is profiting from some manufactured concoction or despicable action that they know full well is harmful to people or the environment. Profits over life. Yeah it's been said many times but that's really what it comes down to. When will there be a corporation with a conscience? When?


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