Japan Scientist: We gave butterflies food from Fukushima… then, they died; Deformities get worse with each generation — TV: “Truly horrifying… it doesn’t really even look like a butterfly anymore” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Published: May 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm ET


Vice on HBO, Season 2 Episode 10, May 24, 2014 (at 5:30 in):

  • Dr. Joji Otaki, lead researcher, University of Ryukyus: We collected houseplant leaves from Fukushima, and those leaves are given to [butterfly] larvae collected from Okinawa… Those larvae aresupposed to be healthy. But they ate contaminated food from Fukushima. Then we see what happens.
  • Vikram Ghandi, Vice: What happened?
  • Otaki: They died.
  • Ghandi: Dr. Otaki’s experiments have shown the truly horrifying effects contaminated food can have on living organisms.
  • Otaki: You can see wrinkled wings.
  • Ghandi: It doesn’t really even look like a butterfly anymore.
  • Otaki: We found that mortality rate and abnormality rate of the 2nd generation is much higher — even worse in the 3rd generation.
  • Ghandi: The evidence contaminated food has increasingly worse effects over the course of generations is especially scary since one of Fukushima’s primary industries is agriculture.
  • Kazuya Tarukawa, farmer in Sukagawa 50 miles from Fukushima Daiichi: We had been growing produce that measured 3,000 [Bq/kg] without even knowing it. Selling such produce to the markets made me feel severely guilty.
  • Ghandi: His father was consumed with guilt.
  • Tarukawa: He hung himself from the tree.

Watch the HBO broadcast here

Published: May 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm ET


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137 comments to Japan Scientist: We gave butterflies food from Fukushima… then, they died; Deformities get worse with each generation — TV: “Truly horrifying… it doesn’t really even look like a butterfly anymore” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

  • Ontological Ontological

    Plenty of mutants being reported in way too many places way too soon. This ELE is way worse than they are admitting to apparently.

    • Noah

      The evacuation of Bikini Atoll

      Bikini Atoll was finally deemed uninhabitable after more than a decade of multiple still births, jelly fish children, massive deformities. The level of contamination contained within the ag produce coming from areas around the Sendai/Fukushima prefecture is now equal to or in excess of levels of contamination of the food eaten by Bikini Atoll inhabitants during the attempt to repopulate the Atoll following the test blast.

      The Bikini experiment clearly demonstrated what a contaminated food supply does to the population following a detonation.

      The evacuation of large contaminated areas of Japan is highly recommended.

      • Ontological Ontological

        To move them is to murder them NO ONE CARES! They will be discriminated against like they have a PLAGUE! I know I had a fuel flea give me skull cancer, and it almost killed me. Now I am a useless chunk of garbage after they destroyed my leg, and skull. I cannot talk, walk without huge difficulty, nor get any help. I am treated like SHIT by everyone, the disrespect is RAMPID, and I am supposed to be a fucking AMERICAN!!! Evacuation would be a bigger HELL than they already have!

        • Noah

          I was not referring to forced evacuation. But, moving oneself away from danger. To relocate is difficult, granted, but to live in a clean area preserves.

  • bo bo

    So many things I want to comment on…
    But regarding this series of HBO video clips…
    Why is this all of a sudden being reported ?
    What is their motive?
    It can't be just a simple 'need to expose the truth'?
    There must be a reason why they downplayed for 3.5 years
    And if they are starting to reveal the extent of the disaster…
    There must be a reason for that too.

    Btw wasn't it the earthquake before the tsunami that compromised the cooling system?
    This video says it was all because of the tsunami.

    • Lion76 Lion76

      that seems a little paranoid. If you got a theory, throw it out there. I'm glad anybody is covering this story, so long as it isn't about talking bananas.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        The researcher might be breaking rank in getting this information out to media. Does he live in Japan now?

        Let's just hope the research scientist isn't penalized or has legal action taken against him, for reporting his findings.

        • GQR2

          you speak the tru tru taters. Let's hope this brave guy stays out of the radar of the PTB and the death cult. Thank you Dr. Joji Otaki Professor and Scientist! <<<<— brave good man!

        • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

          I'm not sure if this link was posted previously, I've got a crazy life and don't get to spend as much time on here as I would like. But I read the transcript in this link and couldn't believe the lengths they go to to keep tabs on people who may speak out. http://nuclear-news.net/2014/05/29/the-hidden-truth-about-fukushima-children-families-and-nuclear-workers-suffer-in-silence/

          • GQR2

            Whoa Sadbutrue what an article – its a must read! It is unbelievable and scary. very scary. Thx for finding the time to find that and post it! That transcript is really something!

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              2 SadButTrue, wow, 27.6 mSv per hour, just the background level that was being discussed. SO high. Probably 200 times as high as where I live.

              And not examining or giving proper medical care to nuclear workers exposed to less than 100 mSv, just criminal.

              Forcing children to eat tainted Fukushima produce to foster an image of heatlh and acceptance of the supposed safety of the place. Unconscionable. It really does look like the children and the disenfranchised workers are the targets of these genocidal actions.

              The policies of the government of Japan, and Tepco, are creating a human rights crisis of vast proportions.

              What will it take for the world to get collectively angry and make this stop? Where are the agencies which are supposed to defend human rights on an international scale?

              I think it's time to start contacting those people and asking them to get involved. If it's possible.

              • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

                I post on facebook links and info about what's happening there and I get no "likes" and no comments but if I post a stupid picture or a joke, they come out of the wood work liking and commenting. People seem to not want to hear about it, like it's "negative". My posts are treated like pictures of an abused dog they just scroll past it and don't look at it. I don't know what it will take, I just keep trying to share information and ask people to share it. I feel so terrible for the children there, it breaks my heart.

                • GQR2

                  Sadbuttrue, maybe combomelt could make you a graphic for FB, Grumpy Cat perched or visiting Fukushiva.

                  'might get some likes. 🙁

                  • GQR2

                    and what is up with the people posting pictures of abused dogs. Does that happen in all corners of FB? All networks? hmmm. i mean its one thing to have a shelter in town and volunteer and really really care. But you got a bunch of friends,chances are if they wanted to adapt a dog….THEY WOULD! its just wierd – not pleasant and not productive. Does anybody say in the comments. o.m.g. what is the shelter's phone number i'm going to try to save that dog you just posted –

                    • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

                      I don't understand it myself, they post these disturbing photos to "raise awareness". It's as effective as my posting what colour bra I'm wearing or where I place my purse to raise awareness for breast cancer. I'm aware of the terrible things being done to animals, and just as terrible or worse is whats happening to people and children in Japan. Human beings are so disappointing. I adopted a dog by the way about a year ago. He's the sunshine of my life 🙂

                  • combomelt combomelt

                    new ideas, more acceptable w lower shock effect for maximum effect

                • bo bo

                  With facebook the total cut off method sometimes works.

                  Just stop contributing altogether.
                  Don't even respond to those obligatory Happy birthdays.
                  Then finally some might stop and wonder.
                  Then call you out of the blue 'are you alive?'

                  Then tell them – oh, if you'd like to catch up with me check out enenews.com – I update there now instead of facebook.

          • whatamessa

            Does anyone here know why the U.S. Military remains in Japan,and what exactly they do in Japan ??? Curious.

            • The military is the reason why there are 400 nuclear reactors globally; to make plutonium for nuclear bombs.

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            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              Just watched Speaking freely with Chalmers Johnson. I got it from netflix. It would explain your question, whatamessa. Why indeed? Everyone should watch it and be afraid, very afraid.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Whatamessa, it's about strategic defense. Japan serves as a gateway into Asia for the U.S. military. It's thought to be part of the balance of power. If the U.S. has a presence in Asia, it's easier to help defend its interests there and its allies, such as Japan and Taiwan. Japan's trade with the U.S. is also protected.

              It is thought to be a deterrent against the incursion of North Korea into South Korea, The PRC into Taiwan, and to curb the expansion of China and Russia into the region.

              That was ostensibly the reason from at least the end of World War II until recently.

              I'm not sure what justification is given now, but that was the rationale for decades.

              Notice how, when the U.S. gets its military forces or bases too close to other world military powers, there is backlash. Think of Putin's statements directed toward U.S. President Obama, regarding expansion of the U.S. defensive missile shield in Europe. Putin is staunchly opposed and said Russia might (or would) consider it an act of aggression against Russia.

              It's the same all over the world. For example, the U.S. maintained a presence in Liberia for a long time, and built a large airport there. U.S. multinational corporations like Firestone had a vested interest in political stability. Liberia, for an example, was seen as a hedge against Soviet infiltration and the spread of Communism into Africa.

              If you think of this in terms of protecting "strategic interests" it's easier to understand.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Japan has been an economic powerhouse, and its economy (until China became a major player) drove much of the trade in Asia. The U.S. has a vested interest in promoting economic stability there. If U.S. military presence can help to promote political stability through a presence there, economic stability is served as well.

                In the present system, most of the world's currencies are pegged to the value of the dollar. They are allowed to "float" in value against the dollar (although we know Central Banks no longer allow a normal "float"). Now we have a "dirty float."

                The Central Banks increase or decrease the money supply to influence national or global economic flows of goods and currencies.

                Keynesian economics is kind of a joke within the model that is actually being used. Although they will likely tell you they (policy makers and central banks) are adhering to actions one should take under a Keynesian model of economics.

                Whatamessa, you might want to take a little bit of time reading about the Marshall Plan put in place in Japan at the end of World War II. That could really help put things into perspective.

          • GQR2

            It right here bo,the link in Sadbuttrue's post above. She covers a lot of topics. scroll down – It contains the entire transcript of the journalists presentation of her interviews and investigations.

      • tsfw tsfw

        I'm with you Bo. There is always a reason and the motivation is never rooted in fairness but in mass manipulation.

        If they are giving us bits of info, it will continue to be bits until all that is sitting in front of us is a large pile of bits. Which doesn;t take us any closer to the truth being admitted than we are today.

        If they want to give us information- give us the lab reports on the starfish, sea lions, polar bears, dolphins, sardines, whales, pelicans,….shit I can't keep up anymore.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Yes, bo, lots of piping and equipment was severely damaged and compromised immediately after the earthquake. The tsunami came later and swamped the emergency generators.

      I mean, the earthquake severely damaged the cooling system. And that happened right away.

      It's doubtful parts of the plant could have been cooled. Much of the piping at the plant had had been damaged or destroyed prior to the arrival of the tsunami.

    • wa6smn wa6smn

      The cooling system pipes were sheared and broken by the earthquake before the tsunami arrived to inundate the backup power systems. A fire engine was brought on scene to provide water pressure to the cooling system, but the broken pipes directed the water into part of the building instead of cooling the core. When it was apparent that the attempt to provide water from the fire engine was a failure, the effort moved to spraying sea water directly into the facility.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Good explanation, wa6smn

        • GQR2

          There is an interview may have even been a RT clip,or Fairewinds? Really not sure, anyway you all saw it too i bet, it was with the guy in charge,at the time he was a first spokesman maybe from the NRC ? He was there on the scene american.

          Its a video and i have it somewhere. Its shows a fire engine spraying right into the reactor. They knew they were sunk right then and there,the rest is and has been as we know window dressing. I wish i could find that video. The guy speaking knew how bad it was and said so,he has since been replaced and i don't remember his name.

      • bo bo

        Thank you wa6smn
        We can't let them get away with continuing to spin this myth :

        'oh you know… we couldn't have predicted such a huge tsunami… unless you get hit by a monster 40 ft tsunami… nuclear power plants are designed fool-proof, 99% safe! It was those darn waves !'

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    • bo bo

      I'm not assuming one way or the other
      But yes I'm more than a bit paranoid
      After 3.5 years of control & manipulation… hard for me to believe that MSM would have any good intention. But maybe they still sometimes do.

      • Lion76 Lion76

        I don't know if vice would be MSM or not, but I know Shane Smith has spoken about this issue before. A little late? Maybe, but obviously it's better than leaving everything to speculation so that we don't have to spend all day arguing hypotheticals with shills who try and claim that you're worse off taking a plane flight or eating bananas, which is still a prevalent practice these days.

        Just like with WIPP and Hanford where's the coverage there? Bayou Corne is eerily quiet these days.

        • Lion76 Lion76

          to further my point, anything that makes people understand the dangers of radiation is welcome by me. We have plenty of nuclear plants in the USA that all need to be shut down. We haven't made much progress on that front, either.

        • bo bo

          Lion you just reminded me of my other theory… they realize the only way they can keep WIPP hidden is by eclipsing it with Fukushima?

          I agree we should be grateful of any attempt of an exposure…

          But also important to be aware sometimes different interests come into play into production and presentation of these programs /films

          The following link is an expose of Hollywood producers discussing an anti fracking film project ( NewsblackoutUSA had the original, I've lost that but just dug up a similar version )

          • GQR2

            bo,that video exposure i is so informative,at first i felt kind of defensive for the people being set up in a meeting BUT as it progressed their desire for money was clear,the funders, well they have NO moral issue with it all. Geeze they sound like the scientists! (does anyone in any field have a moral issue with anything, lets hope so) The video adds sharp focus to the wall of slick lies the of the wizards behind the curtain(s) will create for anyone,doesn't matter.
            It does raise awareness,that is hard to maintain,the productions are so slick and there is always always multiple hidden agendas.

            • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

              GQR2- you wrote "their desire for money was clear,the funders, well they have NO moral issue with it all. (does anyone in any field have a moral issue with anything, lets hope so)"

              You are an optimist my friend…the time has past for "hope" that people wanting money will do the right thing. Humans are mostly self serving- and greedy humans are completely self-serving.

              The Earth is in trouble and the time to wake up has come and gone. I wish I could still believe there is a scientist out there that would stand up tell the truth. One day they will see all those paychecks won't buy a place to hide from what is ultimately coming for us all.

              • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                " and there only gonna change this place by killing everybody in the human race. They would kill me for a cigarette but I don't even want to die just yet. There has to be an invisible sun…" the Police.

      • Ontological Ontological

        Took the MSM this long to break free of the corporate shut up, or get killed gonad grip. Now that the press can free run profit by it, they will excel at being those who know the most, of course. And ads for those little things like rad detectors and gas masks with finer dust trapping ability filters, hazmat suits, cancer treatments, oh yes will be a veritable corporate pig out.

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Well I'm still waiting for the outcome of the mergers and how how news becomes even more filtered . We are in a lucky place right now with social media giving us free reign

    • GQR2

      i don't think its paranoid at all because even if it is reaching critical mass with the dribs and drabs that come out,the PTB will still try to spin and deny. Now though 3.5 yrs out – they can't lie without being called and seen for the lying fascists that they are.

      Things are going to reach critical mass eventually. That guy had a bloody nose giving a speech. Paul McCartney gets sick as a dog. The olympics <<<<—- Abe does so admire you know who – so of course he wants an olympics. I bet the guy dies within 6 months especially if he really did eat Fuku-shushi. When are you going back there bo?

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Bo I don't think your too paranoid number one
      I feel that if the media is all about manipulation
      Then this is how we get our news and it's three years later
      We may be getting it this way to desensitize us with drip drip drip
      It seems that the cancer industry knows what's up and they are already placing blame on us only and our choices for it

      What have we learned in the past few years here ?
      Bananas , licking chargers , litter litter ..

      Unfortunately the public has a short attention span ..I here a lot from folks that this event happened 3 years ago and it's over
      What is Fukushima anyway ?
      As far as wipp goes that's not even on folks radar .

      I'm sorry I am so negative but I go back and forth from doom to being solution orientated and I'm taking a break as this is starting to really affect my here and now .

      I have been very sick today as well and cannot help but think that it's because of the high rad reading in Massachusetts yesterday that I was out in all day .

      Does anyone here have that on hand the only links I got asked for money

      • Sometimes I write down the ones that catch my eye…I have 293 for this morning the 29th at Boston, Mass. on CNET, but not from yesterday, sorry.

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Do you have the link ? Thank you
          I was warned yesterday by a fellow enewser but it was too late I was on the road without social media .

          • bo bo

            It had a sharp spike at 334CPM yesterday 🙁 but it's back to 'normal levels' now

            • bo bo

              Yes I know Californians and Tokyoites – we are still big wusses out here 🙁

              • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

                Clam and bo- I'm sorry you are having spikes…it's a helpless feeling. Hang in there! 🙂

                • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                  Ty news , this is becoming more real to me more and more these days , even though I've been here more than three years ..i am hyper alert to changes to the point that I am beginning to question if I am obsessed . Al day every day every days a fuku day !
                  And while I'm from the north east part of the country it never escapes me how bad it is for others at this time esp japan .
                  I'm breaking it up watching all the episodes of doc Martin on Netflix . What a beautiful area they film in .

                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  The numbers in my area (Sacramento, California) were very high, in the from around 190 CPM to over 340PCM (a six month high; may be near the highest measured in this area).

                  Close to what bo, clamshellerh, last chants terry reported, at a spike of 334.

                  Am not a subscriber yet on Harlan's site for NETC.

                  Just a side note: wondering why the station at the western side of Sacramento, at a midway point, north and south, in Sacramento has been out since last Thursday or so. Is that particular site one of the EPA maintained stations? Or is it maintained by a private individual in the network? Just curious to know who maintains it. It is down or offline a lot.

                  • HoTaters HoTaters

                    Too bad, we'd like the/our station to work here.

                    It is good for us to have news here, and to know it is likely accurate information is available.

          • http://www.netc.com Only see the current readings on the map, which they update every 10 minutes. So no past history unless you are a member. I'm not. (yet) 🙂

    • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

      bo, i agree with you, something is up. remember, vice was purchased by a division of GE, i searched for links when that last article popped up but didn't find the connection, but i have the link somewhere. and remember, vice did that great documentary on michael ruppert right before he died. i am not 'saying" anything, just that the connections in my opinion, are curious. i need to look further into this one.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    This story reminds me of the little deformed lady beetle I found out in my front yard last week. It was a tiny little thing, about half the normal size. No spots, and its wings were crumpled up, useless little appendages. It obviously wasn't able to fly, and wasn't even crawling along that well.

    Seeing it made me very sad.

    From Sacramento, Calfornia.

    • califnative califnative

      HoTaters – I'm so sorry to hear you say that, I know exactly what you mean, I lived in San Mateo county and was seeing this with bees. What really got me is when the birds declined and then lost their tune, the songs didn't sound normal 🙁

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      HoTaters and Calinative- I live in So Cal…there used to be ravens everywhere, but no more. I am heartsick…humans seem to be predisposed to destroy…A question I ponder; Is the legacy of humanity the destruction of beauty?


      • califnative califnative

        news -ravens are big and tough, out lived the other birds, there were huge flocks before I left, I always thought they would be the ones left behind, I'm surprised and sadden to hear that.

  • Down The River Down The River

    I'm with bo on this.

    There is a reason/motive for this information coming out now.

    I don't trust these nukufuckers one inch. They do not do anything without a motive.

  • GQR2

    me three,all these perfect beautiful creatures maimed and pushed into extinction. There is no way to pretty this up. This is grief inducing. There is no comfort,no solution. Only witnessing and sorrow. Anger for the assault.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      I have been signing up for Facebook groups on butterflies and birds from my area , I haven't seen anyone talking about mutations . I'm waiting for the perfect time to ask if there's anything unusual in my areas . I don't want to mess them up with this dreadful shit though .

  • I agree too. It seems like they are leading us slowly up to the big reveal 🙁

  • weeman

    When a butterfly flaps it's wings in Japan, it's effects are felt no matter where you are, but north America will feel that effect first?
    Take a good look around, you will see the effects slowly become apparent to you, but you have to look, no use in crying over spilt milk, be aware and take note.


    also think it's appropriate that we put blessings upon the soul of the farmer who felt so guilty selling contaminated food, he eventually committed suicide. We should not overlook what this individual went through over these last three years nor the loss to his immediate family and friends. I feel overwhelmed by the sadness of knowing this man went into eternity with such haunting guilt. None of us should ever have been put in this situation.

    May his soul be cleansed of the sadness that contaminates this age…

    • califnative califnative

      Aftershock I remember watching that, I didn't know he committed suicide. I have so many bookmarks, this one is worth repeating, I wonder how many people know this – United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade across the Pacific http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/09/0190.xml

      BALTIMORE, Maryland, Sep. 26, 2013—The United States and Japan today announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country.

      The organics sector in the United States and Japan is valued at more than $36 billion combined, and rising every year.

      Without an equivalency arrangement in place, organic farmers and businesses wanting to sell products in either country had to obtain separate certifications to meet each country's organic standards. This typically has meant two sets of fees, inspections, and paperwork. Similar to previous U.S. equivalency arrangements with Canada and the European Union, this trade partnership with Japan eliminates significant barriers, especially for small and medium-sized organic producers.

      We can thank Hilary Clinton for this one.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Yes he hung himself from guilt .

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Hmmm radiated food being organic , we don't even have standards for that do we ?. I haven't been certified in years but curious to know what's up .

      • It will be spurring a lot of health conscious shoppers to be much more watchful of their shopping than they already are. We started years ago reading labels, signing endless petitions and got comfortable with our bits of country or origin knowledge…it's so beyond that now.

        Geiger counters….passing info word of mouth to friends and family…trying to find actual safe food. What a nightmare.

        We will try to help each other. That's all I know.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Well said Aftershock- there has been and continues to be a mega disruption in the life force of the planet et al…

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Aftershock yes many blessings for this soul .

    • TooExpensiveToMatter

      It's always the little guys who are least blameworthy who have the conscience and feel responsible for what their criminal "bosses" are doing.

      What about all the officials (in governments, at GE, at TEPCO, at US NRC, etc) and nuclear engineers who designed these reactors?

      How many of THEM have committed suicide? or even felt the least bit of shame for the nightmare they have created and done almost nothing to mitigate?

      I'd suspect the number is very round.

      This actually illustrates a deep-seated problem: the people at the top (of business, government, regulatory agencies, etc) quite often got there largely because they HAVE no conscience.

      They rarely (if ever) take responsibility for their actions. Anyone who has a conscience and disagrees with (blows the whistle on) what they are doing is pushed out, attacked and/or destroyed (sometimes quite literally).

      This pattern has played itself over and over: in the financial, nuclear industry, agricultural industry, pharmaceutical, textile, computer industries, etc and in governments, of course (where it is SOP).

      Bank fraud expert William K. Black has coined the term "control fraud" to describe it. The CEO or official at the top sets up the criminal environment that is inimical to anyone with a conscience, so they either leave or are pushed out, leaving only those who are willing to play the dishonest game, for which the "rules" and "orders" are often unwritten to give those at the top plausible…

  • Angela_R

    Days of our life are cross and bent
    food for the soul is all spent
    thirsty throat, parched tongue rung
    can leave words – forever unsung.

    Physical platform gravity defying
    lighter footsteps levity rising
    with carpet cape or wings exploring
    swings a heart skywards soaring.

  • Yahu-Yochanan

    Three years at the pig trough scoffing lucre like demons of mars. Nature suffers because man proud and haughty worships the god that he trusts. Oh dollar the great save us from demons.

    In the dragon land the demon corrupts the humane being to manufacture half price devil boxes. Smog they say, let us have clean and clear pollution so we can fool them all. After all its not atomic anymore; it's nuclear for you new clear days.

    Money is a tool to be used for the sustainability of civilisation, "lest we forget."

    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."

    Laurence Binyon.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Justice? Maybe those MOU's that created this soon to be rapidly approaching ELE, will live the longest; but, those who live the longest in this extinction will suffer the longest, too. Like war, the worst part…is the end.

    This isn't going to be a 50 year affair. What happened to the sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan, West Coast babies, sea creatures, bears, birds,insects, et al is the preview of what's to come. But, it will come faster at the top of food chain because of biomagnification by way of what we eat.

    GE will be cranking out those MRI's, CT scans, and other medical equipment for a sick and dieing population. There will be billions, maybe trillion, to be made.

    Ironic? The same psychopaths get to clean up the mess they created and make a bundle, like the last 2 toxic events brought to you by Wall Street and BP.


    • TooExpensiveToMatter

      same psychopaths get to clean up the mess they created "

      Life imitating art.

      It's the "Cat-in-the-Hat" syndrome, with the Cat loosing Thing 1 and Thing 2 on the house to wreak havoc and the Cat following behind with his janitormobile to clean up the gigantic mess they made.

      ..and of course, the rest of us are the little girl watching it all unfold and just shaking our heads saying "this is not right" and worried what our mother will think when she comes home.

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  • Wyakin Wyakin

    Great comments above. AR-I really like your poeticism and DGH,you always have some great information on your site.

    The empirical evidence discounting the pro-nuke vomit “radiation is safe propaganda” keeps piling up. Most ENENewsers see and know this.

    The amount of kinetic energy transferred in each collision with DNA plays no role in the production of radiation effects in mammalian cells. Amount of energy absorbed by biological mass is inconsequential. What is consequential is concentration of ionizing events relative to essential molecular components within each cell. “Radiation Protection Dosemetry,” (Simmons and Watt, 1999). Mammalian DNA is not all that different from other species, including butterflies.

    Low level radiation provides sufficient energy to produce ionizing events on each strand of the double helix resulting in a double strand break. 30 electron volts is sufficient.

    This key fact is why fetuses and embryonic development active in cell division are so susceptible to exposure.

    A clone of cells altered by irradiation that survives carries the radiation induced modification, despite the existence of cell repair mechanisms, will have a higher probability than the original cell of acquiring the set of genetic changes necessary to cause uncontrolled replication (European Committee on Radiation Risk). Genetic mutations become more prevalent in future generations of species, as we are seeing in Dr. Otaki’s valuable research. cont.

    • Wyakin Wyakin

      Herein lies one facet of the genocide being perpetrated by the nuclearist corporate and military industrial complex.

      Do not forget who is responsible for these atrocities.

      Eventually the evidence will become overwhelming, and potentially public consciousness may shift to see the crimes for what they are: fraud, murder, theft of public resources through all forms of subsidies, bodily damage resulting in medical bills, loss of economic livelihood and property damages for all experiencing the effects of radioactive trash,etc.

      Lastly, the nuclear trash byproducts need to be stored forever, not at the expense of government citizens.


    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Wyakin, always enjoy your comments, insights and impressive mental comprehension.. 🙂

  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    Two things to pay attention to:

    (1) Within 2 weeks "the Environmental Protection Agency is readying a climate rule for existing power plants that requires a steep reduction in carbon emissions"


    Watch how the nuclear industry tries to use this to their advantage.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    All these Nuclear people need to be shut down..all of them! 🙂

    • Sol Man

      It is the heaviest burden on the soul to look at the hundreds or thousands of pictures of the mutations of the babies. Most can't be saved and the records of these events are likely not at all accurate. What politician or corporate big-wig will step up to say, "My god, what have we done bringing to the world a technology that has corrupted the world's genomes? We must stop this!"

      Close them all down! Try to save the future!

      • What part of; "we fed the butterflies Fukushima food grown locally and they died" don't they understand?

        Even a five year old understands the implications of this…

        Are adults really that brain dead?

        Yea, but we would rather commit global suicide, and take everyone out via nuclear power by restarting all of these nuclear plants and selling everyone else more poison. Let's pick up the pace of the suicidal pact we are making… and while we are at it, let's build more nuclear bombs…

  • D. Nudibranch D. Nudibranch

    Alright y'all. I guess my post is going to be at the bottom of the page. Why aren't new posts placed at the top of the page for everyone to see first? I envision a time when blog sites will offer a more interactive 3D smart functionality that will save blog postings on a giant wheel like roulette that you can spin around with your mouse cursor without having to scroll up and down. Plus they could have a search function that allows you to keyword the blog by topic and a a different threading sytem that allows you to follow a discussion via an original comment that other users post replies to that is not on the outside of the donut but which connects to the center of the wheel like spokes in a bicycle rim.

    My point is that these blog are MESSY, and extremely diffucult to navigate and or follow. I think ENE is due for a modern makeover that will increase the functionality and useability of this information and material for research and activism.

    On the comments about bananas and high altitude plane flights, this just upsets me. Its just not a fair comparison. Both of these are natural phenomenon. Our bodies are evolved to deal with potassium which has a half life of over a billion years, right? And potassium is a nutritional mineral so that is not a fair comparison to cesium. And the radiation recieved in an airplane is gamma radiation. It doesn't get lodged in your cells and stay there, it travels strait through you.

    This butterfly situation here is…

    • TooExpensiveToMatter

      "these blog are MESSY, and extremely diffucult to navigate and or follow."

      You mean like TEPCO?

      ENE News does an admirable job of following all this stuff under the circumstances.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Dn when you are here enough it makes better sense to follow , I was as frustrated too . Also look at the side bar for other discussion topics , welcome ! You will see that for an open forum we are pretty well behaved too .

  • Nick

    D. Nudibranch…

    It isn't ENENEWS that needs a make over, it's the human race.

    We need to look in the mirror and see what we hath wrought on the planet.

    The massive spy satellite system abiove our heads, the drones, the NSA snooping (they would be GREAT for your 3-d idea….NOT).

    We have spread our tentacles of warfare everywhere, indeed atoms for peace = contaminate everything and every one.

    Security is safety. We are not safe, none of us while wayward atoms decay and become incorporated into our cellular structures.

    The butterflies = GAME OVER for all who inhale or ingest these toxins.

    No detox regimen can work on this Fukushima Fiasco because no one or no thing can ingest enough chelating and anti-oxidizing agents to counteract the attack on our systems from the deadly atoms.

    Japan will fade as the fertility rate plunges.

    Soon children will be born with 8 fingers and not understand how to count to ten…..etc.

  • D. Nudibranch D. Nudibranch

    The Butterfly situation is quite telling. I really appreciate the video that VICE did. That was a bold move and the more stuff like this gets out in the public domain, the closer we will be to humiliating and exposing the Japanese government and TEPCO over what is really going on. That they need to accept and ask for international help is undeniable. How is it that nations from around the world can convene on the Southern Ocean searching for months for a missing airplane, yet they cannot collaborate a joint international task force to swiftly address and properly deal with the out of control situation at Fukushima?

    I scrolled down throught he comments section on htis page and tried to read many of the comments. I see someone insinuating a connection between G.E. (General Electric) and the Television company that produced this show. Then there was another comment about the various U.S. agencies arming themselves with enormous amounts of ammunition, and suggesting that a serious situation is unfolding. I guess what I read into that is that someone here may believe that at least the story that we are being told about the U.S. threat and perhaps the world at large, may be vastly underestimated.

    What if, the powers that be see this as the perfect soft kill weapon. What if there is already enough plutonium in our atmosphere to slowly kill off 80+% of the Human population that does not know how to "protect" themselves over the course of the next 5 to 10 years… ?

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    I'd like to take a moment here to thank TEPCO, General Electric, and all the other muppets that have brought Nuclear power to this once beautiful garden planet.

    I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the truly horrendous nightmares that I had, of being chased by giant mutant Fukushima butterflies… I'd like to thank you, but I won't, I hope those nightmares come to you, and that your sleep is as non-existent as mine.

    • bo bo

      +1 davidh7426

      'Thank you, TEPCO, for killing us all and then lying about it. Not necessarily in that order.'

      – unincredulous

      Darn, I should have saved that thank you card he wrote last year. Epic.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    That's one big lie – It was the earthquake that fucked 1F, not the tsunami – The rest of the clip was had some good content….but it just seems like fancy packaging for the big tsunami lie…I think vice is a 'pop' tosser.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    I'm worried too
    If the roaches get affected
    Watch out

  • TooExpensiveToMatter

    Disturbing as the pictures of malformed butterflies are, I don't think most people (outside Japan, at least) will sit up and take note until some researcher does a study and publishes photos of malformed human embryos from Fukushima prefecture over the past few years.

    It's not really a stretch to think that the effects might be similar.

    Of course, most places (especially here in the US) the media would never print such pictures and people don't want to admit there is a problem anyway, so the point is really moot.

  • D. Nudibranch D. Nudibranch

    Stock up on the essentials. If you don't have any food grade zeolite (the good kitty litter), then you might want to get some. In the future, I guess constant detoxification will be a way of life for everyone that plans to survive. We don't even necessarily need another fukushima to witness these consequences.

    I think the information from the "Methods for combating radiation and its effects"(forum), section of this website needs to be collated and categorized into a "Detox Protocol's and Protection" page. All this information needs to be consolidated and presented in an easy to understand and unbiased non-profit format. From Miso, to Iodine, NAC, Antioxidants, minerals and Decorporation Compounds, the information on what people can do NOW to start protecting and detoxing themselves and their loved ones needs to be made more readily accessable. A supplier and resource section should be available as well. I just don't think that it should be all about advertising one product brand over another.

    I do believe that there is a conspiracy of silence. There are human parasites that feed off the good of civilization. I have been hearing radio shows recently about the nature of psychopaths within society and how their lack of emotional care & concern about the harm they inflict upon others could actually be an evolutionary factor for the rest of us. It's an interesting proposition. I'm guess psychopathy must be rampant within the Nuclear industry by its very…

    • D. Nudibranch D. Nudibranch

      … by its very (unnatural) nature.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      D.n there are other sites out there that concentrate on how to protect onself that we could learn a lot from and I believe that those that have these sites are here , your suggestions are welcome as a a fresh perspective , I've been here so long that I am used to it , I feel it's my refuge and coffe shoppe at times .

  • TooExpensiveToMatter

    "GE: we bring good wings to death"

  • Nick


    Just which "uncontaminated" staples are you going to stock?

    We are 3+ years into the Fukushima Fiasco and the decaying atoms have permeated the earth's biosphere.

    Supplements like zeolite are no guarantee against radiation….since the "holes" in the product could already be saturated with ions and thus useless as a detox substance (except for the placebo effect!).

    Basically, unless you live 200' underground and have an unlimited source of pure water and can grow
    enough food somehow….forget it.

  • Seeker

    What will inevitably kill us at some point is tritium in drinking water. It cannot be removed by R.O. And it is a major radionuclide within the massive release moving west to east. Shimatsu (podcast 5/19) says it will reach the U.S. in about 18 months, and continue across North America. Once it reaches 30% of one's drinking water it is fatal.

    I do not have the wherewithal to move, but it is actually a relief that I have a specific time span to work with (if I am lucky and something else does not get me first–for some reason there is so far no evidence of rad effects.) (I can't afford a detector and am actually glad of it.)

    Can anyone tell me more about this tritium issue and if Arnie, Helen and Busby have talked about it? Or about their moving south?

    Thank you mille fois.

  • I'm putting my efforts into live while you're alive and I'm doing whatever suits me to help others be as healthy as they can. The alternative would be to give up, commit suicide and leave my grand kids to cope alone with that knowledge.

    We can all visualize and speculate on the probabilities as this epic plays out. That's the easy part.

    What's hard is staying grounded and staying away from the constant bickering and debates on forums or within groups that waste precious time and energy.

    I also don't worry about if people *like* the info I've been putting on my personal facebk page. They see it…no one's unfriended me or urged my relatives to take custody of me. (Yet, lol)

    A neat thing I used to do for workshops is hold up a long homemade accordion pleated paper with days and numbers written on each section. (I didn't invent this method…it was popular with activists everywhere in the 70's.) Day 1, tell 2 people…day 2 they each tell 2 people……. Anyway since it's logrithmic, on day 21, it's potentially reached 1,048,576 people. All kinds of possibilities created. I don't judge or expect. I can start a ball of information rolling though.

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    iNaturalist.org · eButterfly North America

    This site has a great interactive map and ….

    This is a way we can monitor the butterflies in our own neck of the woods and be proactive on some level even if bittersweet , but I'm not seeing any unusual discourse .
    Its a keeper .

    I haven't had a chance to really delve into it yet because my computer is acting up due to me getting a new phone and forgetting passwords …I hope .

  • Over and over,
    …is it just me or do these topics seem to sort of repeat.

    From summer of 2012, almost 2 years ago.

    Title: ‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies
    Source: BBC News
    Author: Nick Crumpton
    Date: August 13, 2012

    My comment:

    Chromosomes are chromosomes whether you're an amoeba or a blue whale. Things that have faster reproductive cycles will show signs faster.
    ie… INSECTS!

    "The Swiss “Commission for the Protection from Radioactivity” estimated in 1988 that as a result of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl, the Swiss population would have 2 to 22 additional genetic anomalies for the next 100 YEARS" – 1988
    (based on the data they had at the time)

    What happens when some of those genetic anomalies (mutations) reproduce?


    "Our demonstration of heritable germ-line genetic damage caused by low-dose exposure due to radioactive contamination in a species of butterfly has invaluable implications for the possible future effects of radiation on animals."

  • name999 name999

    This is important…"he hung himself from a tree"…archtypal suicide/martyr/hero…

    why is no-one here paying any attention to this. He couldn't stand to be selling
    contaminated food and paid with his life…I bow to this guy…he is a sad but true hero.

    Take his message with gratitude because the bell tolls for thee.

    • Seraphine Seraphine

      His actions demonstrate what I consider to be true honor.
      Contrast that with the secrecy and hollow, smarmy reassurances that all is well from Abe.
      I specifically mentioned that poor farmer when I shared the link on Twitter. I wanted people to grasp what it's like on a personal level – that makes it harder for them to look away.

  • name999 name999

    …and the cockroaches will outlive us.

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