Japan Times: Fukushima groundwater now too radioactive to dump in Pacific — TV: “Radiation levels keep rising… Situation has gotten worse, not better” (VIDEO)

Published: May 28th, 2014 at 10:26 am ET
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Jiji Press, May 28, 2014: Tritium levels at Fukushima No. 1 well top Pacific dumping limit, Tepco admits [...] The discovery was the first report of over the limit tritium in groundwater at the wells since Tepco began discharging water [...] from one of the 12 wells on Monday, 1,700 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected, exceeding the maximum limit of 1,500 becquerels, the utility said on Tuesday. [...] Tepco stopped pumping water from the well on Tuesday night, and said it plans to step up groundwater monitoring. The utility is now releasing groundwater from the 12 wells into the sea after temporarily storing it in tanks and checking radiation levels.

Measurement result nuclide of fish at Fukushima Daiichi, Tepco, May 16, 2014:

  • Sample: Spotbelly rockfish (muscle)
  • Location: Inner port (Near south breakwater) in Fukushima Daiichi
  • Date: Apr 09, 2014
  • Cs-134 @ 53,000 Bq/kg; Cs-137 @ 140,000 Bq/kg; Total Cs @ 193,000 Bq/kg

The Big Picture, May 27, 2014 (at 45:00 in): Radiation levels keep rising near Fukushima plant — “Radiation levels have spiked to an all-time high in the seawater surrounding Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Earlier this month Tepco announced they detected similar levels in groundwater at the plant. They say that the cause of the spike is still unknown. […] Tepco has proven that they are not capable of dealing with this massive problem. The situation at Fukushima has gotten worse, not better. It’s time for the international community to step in and prevent an even more serious disaster.”

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See also: Japan Times: "Radiation has spiked to all-time highs" in ocean off Fukushima plant -- Jiji: "Record-high radiation levels have been observed" Tepco says -- Officials: "Cause of seawater spike is unknown"

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    • PaciFistic PaciFistic

      ……devark…are you referring to international media who aren't reporting the truth about Fukushima and the international community which hasn't jumped in to offer effective help?


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        …or the multinational corporations that built the death trap?


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Or, according to an retired expert from the industry I know, the DOE and NRC experts and "all the important people" with their boots supposedly on the ground, there to help?

          Military experts from the U.S. too? And the IAEA, personnel from which we know have visited and studied the situation.

          What about the ICRP? Where is the ICRP in all of this?


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Speak up experts, if you're really out there with your boots on the ground. We're waiting to hear your explanation. Surely there is an explanation. Oh, we forgot, Japan won't give an explanation. That's codified into law now.

            Let's see, that, hmmn, politically and in terms of foreign policy, means the U.S. isn't likely to disclose anything openly. And the E.U.? Yes, likely mum, too. Great Britain and the Commonwealth nations shall be silent. Whomever has "peaceful relations" with Japan. Her trading partners. Other O.E.C.D. nations, the Group of 8 and Group of 20 (G8 and G20). Hmmn, that doesn't leave a lot of major world media or many people involved in commerce or friendly partners, allies, to comment.

            No one else would dare to comment. Openly, anyway.

            I'm guessing the "experts" till think we can't handle the truth. Or too much is hidden. Too much is lost. Likely all of the above. But I can only guess.

            This stuff makes me weep. Sometimes I have to get away from reading it and go to my God, a power greater than I to ask for help. Otherwise I can't cope.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I61jbgvkGdU


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              "Before the breathing air is gone,
              before the sun is just a bright spot in the night time
              Out where the rivers like to run
              I'll stand alone, and take back something worth remembering

              When life becomes too fast
              I find relief at last
              Out in the country"

              - Three Dog Night – from "Out in the Country"

              Live and be well, my friends. Live long and prosper. Be well. A sante to you all. Live on, life's on. Are you on? Get out there and take back something worth remembering. Be someone, be yourself. Own it. Be bold, be brave, be a bright spot in the night time. Most of all may you be able to stay positive and know joy, right now. It isn't easy to do at times like this. But we can know happiness, joy, peace right now.

              Who knows the future?

              Please, friends, let's try to cheer one another in the face of all these disheartening things.

              Let us be kind love one another as best and as long as we can.

              For anyone whom I may have ever offended here, ever, my deepest apologies.


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              • Angela_R

                A beautiful positive post, Ho Taters, thank you

                Yesterday is gone
                Tomorrow is never here
                We only ever have the present


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              • PaciFistic PaciFistic

                …..HoTaters…you are inspired in your suffering!


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              • Runningonlove

                Thank you, Ho Taters, for the heartfelt crying out for sanity and love in this crazy world! And thanks for the 3 Dog Night vid, I hadn't heard that beautiful tune in, well, a dog's age. Or maybe 3 dogs ages. Nice video she did for it too…I actually live out in the country, retired now. It's a farming area, and I often wonder about the Fukufallout filtering down from the jetstream every day. And the chemtrails. Had a helluva smear job sky here yesterday. God only knows the interactions these 2 ugly hidden-in-plain-sight phenomena are having. Even so, we can yet have music in our hearts. And still, a hope of deliverance…
                …even if man utterly fails us, God will not.
                It may look bleak now, but Revelation 11:18, and all of chapters 21 and 22 of the same book, says the change will come. Now THAT's geoengineering!


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            I meant (yeesh) … Military experts from the U.S. too? And the IAEA, personnel whom we know, based on media reports, have visited and studied the situation.


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  • SadieDog

    They only quit pumping water from one well. The rest are still being pumped into th ocean.


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  • SadieDog

    UN gives report on radiation effects from Fukushima to tepco…
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140528_27.html


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  • ruppert

    I am surprised that Japan even has a radiation level that they consider too high to dump. I think we all know it will get dumped eventually or they will wait for a typhoon to be the cause for it ending up in the Pacific Ocean.


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    • tsfw tsfw

      My thoughts exactly Ruppert. Typhoon season is upon them and we will surely see repeats of last summer's dumping.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Eeeeew. Last summer was bad. Very high radiation readings all over the U.S. It lasted for 3-4 months. The typhoon season and the high readings went on from at least July, 2013 through late October, 2013.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          How I wish they were moved to some kind of compassion or even to the awareness they're possibly passing a death sentence on to every person, maybe even every living thing on earth?

          Not knowing the true HUGE cumulative numbers for what has been coming out of Fukushima for 3 years and 3 months (roughly), it's hard to fathom allowing the genocide to continue?

          Are that many people in power in the world that gutless, soulless, spineless? May there be mercy on you all, for all your deeds.

          Let every man begin with his own household and himself ….


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  • weeman

    The radioactive plume not only is contaminating the ocean, it is contaminating the ground water and spreading inland, just like when you run a cold bath and add warm water.
    Only time will remove the tritium from water colume, no way to remove at present time.


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    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      This is correct. I wonder what other water sources that groundwater is connected to…and how far away from the plant does it go. Some groundwater systems are very extensive.

      Who is still drinking water from the tap in Japan…say, 200 miles away, thinking they are safe?

      Remember the freshwater tunnels that go under the seabed and don't surface for many miles offshore? Does the same thing happen inland with cave systems?

      Just wondering…cause it doesn't really matter. Persistent poison is persistent poison.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        All waters of the earth are interconnected through the hydrologic cycle. Gravity, contours, many things determine movement.

        Gravity is a huge force and relatively. If the radiation somehow disrupts the earth's gravitational field, it will affect the hydrologic cycle. The greater the disruption (think very high frequency electromagnetic waves, which is the energy of radiation), according to some formula and a line, or probability slope (or whatever's in the model), the more the hydrological cycle will be disrupted.

        Just one of so many things, factors, variables to consider. 'Kinda rambling here. Can any of you smart physics, engineering, math expert types, or generalists like me, tell me if there's validity to my interpretation & understanding of the effects of gravitation on the hydrologic cycle?

        What affects one part of the web of life affects all of the web of life.

        Here's an odd brainstorm & not sure it has validity. If gravity and radiation are strong forces, what weak force or anti-thing, anti-force can cancel radiation out? What is the opposite of a strong force or irresistible pull, a force which cannot be countered or negated?

        Paul Stamets says it's fungi. Methinks he's right. I want to know who all the people are who know about such things but haven't been given credibility for their inventions & discoveries.

        Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjv8Zj1ABAc

        I love Paul Stamets & deeply respect him. A very bright…


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Someone posted a great video in a recent story (not sure which one recently) which talked about secret nuclear dumping in Europe. Amazing video. It's the one which had the footage of actual dumping operations, and Greenpeace demonstrations since the 1970's? The one showing Sellafield and La Hague, and pipes going directly from the reprocessing plants directly into the Atlantic, North Sea, and down to near the Gibraltar, Spain. (Some of the contamination was showing in the analysis as having been carried roughly one third or halfway to the coast of northern Italy.

      Would the poster please post the link here again? Very much related to the story we're commenting on, here. Poster, my apologies for not remembering your name. Appreciate your comments here.


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  • Nick

    Tell me again what they used to vent "normally" up those huge vent stacks when this huge complex was operational for all those decades?

    Yeah, the water issues suck, but we have to know more about intentional radioactive atmospheric discharges.

    Radioactive atoms tend to cascade along and get other atoms to join in their dance.

    Nuclear fission piles gone awol NEVER reduce their radioactive discharges.

    I suggest everyone run computer models that demonstrate just that, then shove it in nuclear nuts' faces till the end of time.

    Japan is, how shall I say this?, going to get weirder and weirder.

    The radiation alters brainwaves.

    Thinking and dreaming become altered….on the atomic level.

    Not good.


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  • Canuck1

    Just reading in VANCOUVER SUN. Melanoma case are getting bigger 1000 a year (big deal) They also stated the NUMBER #1 cancer skyrocketing..wait for it…THYROID CANCER! No kidding.


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    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      But thyroid cancer is higher hmm

      http://www.vancouversun.com/life/fashion-beauty/Melanoma+fastest+growing+types+cancer+Canada/9883277/story.html?__lsa=1672-4c18
      Over the past several years, the annual percentage change in melanoma incidence rate nationally has been 2.4 per cent — a “cause for concern” according to cancer experts, considering most other types of cancer are either decreasing in incidence or remaining flat.

      Indeed, on a list of 23 of the most common cancers, only thyroid cancer (5.2 per cent annual increase) and liver cancer (2.3 per cent) are growing as fast.

      Because of the increase, the Canadian Cancer Society, which publishes the annual report along with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada, has chosen to focus on melanoma. Just over 1,000 Canadians are expected to die from melanoma this year, 140 of them in B.C.

      Sent from my F-iPad


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      • Seraphine Seraphine

        clamshellernh, I had a dr's appt yesterday & after my GP finished feeling my thyroid (normal, but having blood tests) I asked her if she'd seen many people with thyroid issues lately.
        "So many! Do you think there's something in our atmosphere?"
        You can guess what I told her. She was barely aware of Fukushima.
        I'm sick of hearing people (Ken Buesseler, among others) saying "when the plume arrives" because both air & water forms are already here & causing horrible damage. Grrr!


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        • PaciFistic PaciFistic

          …..yeah, right…"when the plume arrives"…they all need a good kick right into the Pacific!

          Btw, Seraphine, please see my first comment at top of page for devark….because to that I'd like to add that those who keep saying "when the plume arrives" should be lumped in with the international media.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Yay, good for you Seraphine. It was the perfect moment. I hope she listened and heard you well, that she understood. I appreciate your courage. May we all show courage in the face of discouragement.


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      • Angela_R

        Thyroid cancer has been increasing in Australia for some years. Am awaiting more recent statistics as the spread of atmospheric fallout from Fukushima to Australia may have been facilitated via an 'artificial bridge' created by the US Navy in 1957. The following details, reported on 1-18-12, may have already appeared in ENENEWS:

        "HAARP AND HOW FUKUSHIMA RADIATION BEAMED DOWN TO AUSTRALIA

        The oddity of an eight-fold rise in radiation levels on the Caloundra Peninsula in south east Australia, as reported in the South Coast Daily defies logic, since nuclear particles should have been diluted and more evenly spread after travelling the distance of 8000 kilometers (5000 miles) from Japan."
        to be cont.


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        • Angela_R

          cont.
          "Nuclear dust out of Fukushima actually travels over a much longer span before reaching Down Under, circling the globe several times and swirling madly due to air resistance to the Earth's rotation.

          Since a radiation spike near Brisbane cannot be explained by the normal laws of geophysics, the hot particles from Fukushima must have taken a short cut between the northern and southern hemisphere. In fact a fast track does exist, an alternate route via an "artificial radiation belt" arching through the upper atmosphere from Alaska to Australia. Devised under a US Navy program that started in 1957….."
          http://rense.com/general95/haarp1.html

          Another relative in Brisbane was operated on this week for breast cancer. Thyroid cancer had already been on an increase prior to Fukushima.


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          • PaciFistic PaciFistic

            ……Angela…that rense.com quote on the "short cut" '"artificial radiation belt"' doesn't make sense! At least not to me.


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            • Angela_R

              PaciFistic, the article says that it has been confirmed by the Pentagon, (see link)
              Re: Chem trails. I have a friend in Brisbane who has complained of the flights overhead.

              Personally I wondered if they were used in an attempt to prevent cosmic radiation from entering via the hole in the ozone layer; however, I had been unaware of the details as cited in this article. We had been told that the hole in the ozone layer came from CFCs. However maybe it was opened to allow the pollution caused by nuclear tests conducted back then, to escape into the stratosphere.

              The problem of atmospheric nuclear pollution was known way back in the mid to late 1950s.

              The following link has been placed here previously: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDOUeniCNKM


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              • PaciFistic PaciFistic

                …..thanks, Angela……it still sounds a bit of a stretch despite there actually are different levels of air currents (just watch clouds for a while).

                As for chemtrails, there's nothing good about them. Besides a massive dump of pollutants, they really mess up the visuals if you're living amidst pristine conditions….even if you're not.


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          • davidh7426 davidh7426

            Angela, there are ocean currents that bypass the Equator, the one that flows from Japan to West coast USA, then splits and part turns towards Indonesia, and from there the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic.

            They tell us that the radiation has yet to reach the US, but then they're not exactly known for their veracity nowadays are they.

            If the tritium has managed to reach as far as Indonesia, we'll be the last people they tell, but the water will still evaporate, and the rain that falls will contain tritium, low levels maybe, but still radioactive.

            We're still going to have to drink in it, bathe in it. Cancer will be the new norm, the cancer free will be envied, and rare.


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            • Angela_R

              Hi David,
              Didn't manage to complete the above thoughts to PaciFistic. I am cognitively aware of what you are referring to, re tidal flows, however, the perspective I had interjected with, was stimulated by Seraphine's doctor's remark as expressed in her post @ 11.51am. When discussing thyroid tests the doctor mused "So many! Do you think there is something in our atmosphere."

              Personally, I would think, if the alternate route, described in my post @ 12.38pm and shown in the link therein,the US would have received less atmospheric fallout than if the 'artificial atmospheric bridge' had not existed.

              The mooted chem. trails, though toxic, may have been thought to be the lesser of two evils. However recent examination may have shown a problem of increased cosmic radiation; note the use of 'may', it is conjecture.


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              • Angela_R

                correction – if the alternate route *
                * insert 'exists'


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                  • Angela_R

                    Hi David,

                    I'm still trying to make sense of it all.

                    I have always believed that when pushed to the wall, the strongest instinct in man, is survival; I am thinking here about those in a decision making role.

                    But things are convoluted, reminiscent of the Tower of Babel..


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                    • davidh7426 davidh7426

                      As for making sense of it all… Good luck with that. I stopped trying when I realised that we really haven't changed since we left the caves, and started setting the world on fire.

                      And your right, survival is our strongest instinct, it's our most powerful driving force, now matter what the cost to ourselves our future, or the planet, we just want to be remembered.

                      And those towers, we do love building them don't we, immortalising our selves in history, at least until the damned things fall over, then we're forgotten.


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              • Runningonlove

                Angela, an excellent site for an exhaustive overview of the aerosol geoengineering programs, aka chemtrails,
                is http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org. Have a look! These aerial programs have been active for 20 years or more, predating Fukushima by a long shot.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Angela_R, this is good. It's helping me in my thought process about the magnetic field of the earth, the alteration of the atmosphere. Now I need to think below the ground and underwater, & understand what happens below earth, water as an effect of HAARP. I wonder how that works? I'm pretty sure HAARP draws energy right out of the core of the earth. I'm not sure why I think that. It must really affect gravity, too.

            When Art Bell was still on the radio, he interviewed someone (whose name I used to know) on HAARP. The gentleman interviewed said the plan was to get the power of HAARP up to, get this, 5 BILLION Gigawatts. The effect of HAARP is like beaming an ultra powerful microwave beam and using to to slice through or go to a point or points, through the atmosphere and below to some point on the earth.

            The person interviewed said HAARP literally burns holes right through the ozone and the ionosphere. He said it punches holes through the ionosphere. The early nuclear testing physicists were very interested in nuclear energy's effects on the ionosphere.

            Sooooo … if they're using HAARP to create artificial winds, turn air currents, or however they're moving air masses around, what is it doing to the ionosphere? The hydrologic cycle? Gravity? The flow of air masses, water, the earth on its mantle?

            Has anyone here watched the videos where the sounds coming from the earth are documented? I don't think it's a hoax.

            http://www.youtube


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            • SadieDog

              HAARP in Alaska has been shut down for a year and is due to be dismantled…
              http://www.arrl.org/news/view/haarp-facility-shuts-down


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              • irhologram

                Sadie. Methinks you have bought into disinformation. HAARP is alive and well…just changed black op "handlers" and nome de plume. Normally, you can go to the following site for what is currently being broadcast http://www.haarpstatus.com.. But it's down today. I would remind you though…that links to that site and it's reports of active status has appeared here within the last two months… In the meantime, they've offered a great video on the link overview of the subject. Please bear in mind there are at least a dozen more ionospheric heaters worldwide, which is what HAARP is…EISCAT and Aricebo come immediately to mind. Some of these entities work together on God knows what large projects… About 10 years ago, my research found a reference to the planned alteration of time to be discussed in a NASA/Navy joint symposium with Europe's EISCAT at that time. Linda Moulten Howe appears to be principal in spreading the disinformation that HAARP was shut down. That gave me pause about C2C agendas.


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              The booming noises have been happening since, I think, 2011.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlSGdLuE4fw

              I can't remember if this started happening before or after 3/11/11.

              These noises have been heard all over the earth, and have been reported in at least Slovakia, the U.S., and Canada.

              It's like we're hearing the echoes of a giant swinging iron door in hell. Very bizarre.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvhuXgZ_LQs

              A Dutchsinse video (from a compilation, part of which was posted on YouTube before Dutchsinse put together this one:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JHAu5qDSgU

              I think judgment's a comin' This is the strangest stuff I've ever heard in my life. Television stations have carried a lot of coverage on this. Dutchsinse's video has the best audio track I've heard.

              Is that Zardoz there behind the curtain? It sounds like an otherworldly voice in part of the video. A cross between a lion snarling and a man growling, and Peter Frampton "do you feel like I do" on his mouth harp, played at 4 RPM.

              But really creepy esp. since it appears it's real. Can anyone soundly debunk this? If so, please, by all means, do!


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              • Angela_R

                and the 'artificial radiation belt' run by HAARP. goes from Alaska to Australia,
                http://www.rense.com/general95/haarp1.html …..

                when did the US Dept.of Defence devulge these details to the current owner of HAARP


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                • SadieDog

                  Angela, this is the first paragraph from your link…
                  "The oddity of an eight-fold rise in radiation levels on the Caloundra Peninsula in southeast Australia, as reported in the South Coast Daily, defies logic since nuclear particles should have been diluted and more evenly spread after traversing the distance of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) from Japan. Nuclear dust out of Fukushima actually travels over a much longer span before reaching Down Under, circling the globe several times and swirling madly due to air resistance to the Earth’s rotation."
                  - this paragraph defies logic…


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                  • Angela_R

                    Hi SadieDog
                    The article refers to air circulation, not ocean currents. Here is a map : http://2bp.blogspot.com/C97NrIbINPQ/TO2rtFjsSHI/AAAAAAAABmM/ENRbbjecJqk/s1600/globalcurrents.gif

                    "After a half-century of official silence about the program, Pentagon has recently acknowledged its creation as an anti-missile shield in a 2010 report Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

                    The report confirms that, under orders from the Eisenhower administration the Pentagon and US Intelligence Agencies created two electromagnetic arches in 1958 by detonating nuclear warheads at high altitudes…"

                    It appears that the bombs pierced the troposphere

                    perhaps a little like this:
                    again I refer to the archive of May 17, 2014
                    http://www.spaceweather.com
                    see radiation Vs Altitude
                    note entry via the troposphere, and the reading


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                    • I read the the rense article too and found it quite intriguing.

                      'The Angels Don't Play This Harrp' author, Begich (sp), happened to be the guest on CtoC recently. He used to be/or sound really on top of his favorite subject and seemed changed. Sort of vague, almost bored as he said HARRP was shutting down. I thought he'd be jumping for joy. And he stayed away from mentioning anything that was said in the rense article. Wonder if he had hurt feelings…so left out of the loop feelings. He was very subdued,I thought.


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            • Angela_R

              Ho,
              Re the magnetism. I'm not applying much scientific knowledge to pursuing an answer, but have an intuitive sense that it is weakening. It strikes me that the large iron plume in the ocean extending some way between Africa and South America may have leaked from the outer core.

              I may be wrong, but when I read the report in the following link, it implied to me that that in fact had happened. http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/atlantic-ocean-floor-unexpectedly-pumping-iron-130820.htm


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      • J.

        R.e. melanoma:

        http://www.altcancer.com

        I have no affiliation with the company, but have followed it for many years and have respect for the founders and their products. Please pass on the link. It can save lives.


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    • weeman

      No surprise to me, the west coast of north America got a bigger dose than Japan.
      I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder, who wrote the book of nuclear fission.
      Tell me, tell me, tell me why, they didn't write the final epitaph.


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    • mt1000

      Vancouver Sun will always downplay Fukushima …
      Who Owns Nuke Shill Rag, Vancouver Sun?
      http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/shill-rag/


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    • PaciFistic PaciFistic

      ….now that is news, Canuck1! Was it mentioned what might've been the cause of this rise?


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  • tsfw tsfw

    Ops sorry I didn't see Clamshell had already posted the link.


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  • GQR2

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/05/tepco-decided-to-sprinkle-retained-contaminated-rainwater-to-the-ground-12000000-bqm3-of-all-%CE%B2-nuclide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29

    They use it as effluent or gray water!! There have been a lot of trucks leaving there,with dirt and lately water carriers going who knows where with their contaminated cargo.
    Its beyond sick. It is getting weirder and weirder.

    and then there is always the oppsy oh by the way articles that next to nobody seems to see.
    All the water there is too contaminated to be anywhere and its been flowing into the ground,the sea,the underground water flow the entire facility is porous. The result is mass poisoning for eternity. fini.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "The utility is now releasing groundwater from the 12 wells into the sea after temporarily storing it in tanks and checking radiation levels."

    A deceptive title.

    After checking radiation levels?
    And what are the levels?


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  • dosdos dosdos

    The problem is that they dug the wells far too close to the plant. They should have dug them at least a kilometer from the site. They know how the water flows there. It would have been just as easy to dig them further upstream and done just as good a job of rerouting the water. But no, they wanted to save on the cost of the electrical wire.


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  • Nick

    Thyroid cancers are due to atmospheric radioactive discharges (primarily).

    This underscores my point about atmospheric vs aqueous releases.

    TEPCO: We have no clue, whatsoever why radiation is increasing at our wrecked nuclear electrical generating complex known as FD-NPP.

    We thought that declaring Cold Shutdown and scoring the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would make the stuff go away.


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  • MrIcansee2 MrIcansee2

    Lets see. Fukushima has been bleeding 100,000 gallons of hideously radioactive liquid nuclear waste into the Pacific ocean everyday for more than three years, right on the Japanese coast and it's suprising that the waste is concentrating in the ocean around Japan? Imagine how much is blowing inland on sea spray. And how far sea spray carries on the wind. Think about nuclear waste riding waves up on the beach. Now imagine a child building a nuclear sand castle. Is that sand in your shorts or plutonium? Radiation levels are increasing? Really? And there is surprise about this? What amazes me the most is Japans neighbors. It is hard to believe they are not incensed about Japan stinking up the neighborhood. The waste has to be washing up in China too. And the Koreas. And all of the other island nations. And all the coast lines around the Pacific rim. And carrying inland on sea spray all along the rim. Why are they not jumping up and down about this? Why aren't the other world leaders up Japans ass about this? Why? Because it would be bad for business. None of us live in nations anymore. We all live in corporations that have countries names. Think of it as World Incorporated. The leaders are business men. All that matters is business. When crime syndicates kill people they say it's not personal. It's just business. World Inc. has the same operating principals.


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  • Nick

    "Woods Hole officials, in a series of interviews during the last two weeks, said they recognize the potential for a clash of interestsby working for energy or other private ventures. But they said they are confident such new relationships will not erode the institution’s scientific independence.

    They said they can simultaneously continue to do objective climate change research while aggressively recruiting corporate sponsors in the energy and mining sectors."
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/05/24/woods-hole-feeling-budget-squeeze-looks-partner-with-energy-industry/sScPY15XErNsnU5PdtANzI/story.html?s_campaign=8315

    Bet WHOI, which helped write the recent climate change for the Whitehouse also gets some nukkie funds.


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  • Mark Shannon Kelley Mark Shannon Kelley

    The day is coming that shall burn as an oven. Get Ready.


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  • blackbuddha blackbuddha

    The Big Picture RT
    Full Show 5/27/14: Radiation Levels Keep Rising Near Fukushima Plant
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lFa24VePHTA


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  • PaciFistic PaciFistic

    …..Mark Shannon Kelley…you are a little late, and most will agree…especially those who've been saying we are already 'toast'!


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Water is too radioactive to store also, nice catch 22…


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    "
    Welcome to planet Earth

    I'm sorry we're closed at the moment as we're currently undergoing a mass extinction and refit.

    Please try again at a later date, as we'll soon be reopening under NEW management.
    "


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  • jackassrig

    "Always leave room to add an explanation when it doesn't work (experiment me added). This open-door policy is known as the Rule of the Way Out."

    Dr. Finagle


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    RADIATION LEVELS RISING . . .

    Situation getting worse.

    Definitely not looking forward to 2015 and 2016 at this point.


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  • jimbob jimbob

    I posted the following in an older thread today and I don't think many saw it so I am reposting:

    I was looking for a radiological level, that the Government was worried about, in the event terrorists blew up a dirty bomb in a populated area.

    I wanted to compare it with the level of fallout from Fukup when I came across this gem in Wikipedia:

    "For the majority involved in an RDD incident, the radiation health risks (i.e. increased probability of developing cancer later in life due to radiation exposure) are small, comparable to the health risk from smoking five packages of cigarettes on a daily basis."

    Five packs on a daily basis, are they insane!

    I was smoking 2 1/2 to 3 packs a day and it nearly killed me at the ripe old age of 51, as a matter of fact it did kill me briefly fortunately I was in the hospital when I died so they brought me back.

    This was over 6 years ago and I have been declared Cancer free now.

    I was in a very stressful job and was literally chain smoking, I cannot imagine anyone smoking 5 packs a day unless they are putting each smoke out only half smoked.

    Anyway my point is smoking that much would in all likelihood take more than 20 years off expected life spans and fertility rates would go down.

    There is not a Doctor on the Planet that would not be extremely concerned if he had a patient smoking that much.


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  • jimbob jimbob

    Cont:

    Now let us consider it is not only adults smoking that "five packs a day" but babies ,toddlers, preteens etc. and how can you say the health risks are "small", this is reprehensible and completely indefensible.

    I expect the life expectancy of a baby smoking five packs a day would be very low.

    Now lets consider the effect of babies born to woman smoking that much, even if they could carry the baby to term, they would in all likelihood be born very sickly and need intensive care to survive long enough to smoke their five packs a day.

    I didn't think it was possible to do but this makes the banana analogy seem reasonable and well thought out!

    It is the most absurd definition of safe I have ever read!


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Makes no sense concerning radiation contamination and here are your dirty bomb photos.. :(
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=995&bih=556&q=Iraq+Fallujah+Iraq+Cancer+and+deformities+from+DU+dirty+bombs&oq=Iraq+Fallujah+Iraq+Cancer+and+deformities+from+DU+dirty+bombs&gs_l=img.12…4414.4414.0.6333.1.1.0.0.0.0.1541.1541.8-1.1.0….0…1ac.2.45.img..1.0.0.KZlgV9EEwcc

    The person that wrote that article is a moron. :(


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  • GQR2

    Not only are they morons but its preposterously wrong. Nicotine is a toxic pesticide. 5 packs a day is 200 cigarettes,a toxic dose. So they are saying or it should be taken to mean its highly deadly. These people are liars and jerks. Do you have a link for that Jimbob? Some Tobacco lobbyist must have lunch with a Nuclear Lobbiest and wrote that b.s.
    Here is one for the toxicity of Nicotine
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine_poisoning


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  • jimbob jimbob

    Here is the link and I don't think it was a tobacco lobbyist that wrote it, rather a nuclear shill.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_bomb


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  • jimbob jimbob

    Submitted before I finished, a tobacco lobbyist would know full well how toxic 5 packs a day would be and never make the claim it was safe.


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  • jimbob jimbob

    I would like to se the idiot that wrote that drivel force his child to smoke five packs a day.

    Puff up junior it's good for you if you keep smiling and when your done I have a million tasty bananas for you, yum, yum!


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Second discharge] Tepco discharged 641t of bypass contaminated groundwater again

    May 28 2014

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/05/second-discharge-tepco-discharged-641t-of-bypass-contaminated-groundwater-again/

    "The issued Tritium density was 1,700,000 Bq/m3. The safety limit is 1,500,000 Bq/m3. When Tepco stopped pumping up from this well, 8 hours had already passed since they stopped discharging the water to the Pacific.".


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  • vital1

    A different view on Tritium toxicity than that of the Nuclear industry.

    04.12.2011 – Radioactive Berkeley: No Safe Dose

    Extracts:

    The video also expressed a public concern over children visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science to exposure to tritium emissions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) National Tritium Labeling Facility.

    Comment:

    This video brings up a lot of independent research on the biological effects radioactive Tritium releases. That Tritium is something to be very concerned about.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf4G0NRBfqY

    Extract:

    Dr. Gofman,

    “What’s the order of magnitude of the problem that’s been created by radiation in the 20th century? Today manmade activities added up in total exceed the dose from natural radiation.”

    “Every increment that we add to that natural radiation will exact its price in human health, and human health with respect to some very miserable diseases such as the genetic disorders and heart disease and cancer.”

    “50% of all cancers in the 20th century have been caused by ionizing radiation of the type we would call low-level.”

    “Recently I wrote a book on the subject of breast cancer and stated that my best estimate backed up by considerable evidence is that about ¾ of all the breast cancers of the 20th century were induced by ionizing radiation of one sort or another, including medical.


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    • vital1

      This is not a small problem and we there therefore need to give attention to every source of low-level radiation exposure to the public.”

      "In the early days of the post-war period when radioactivity became available in large quantities as the result of the existence of nuclear reactors, many of the people working in the field said, ‘Well, what dose can we allow people to have which will be safe?’

      "I wrestled with that question for over 20 years, and in 1986 on a talk about Chernobyl, I presented to the American Chemical Society, my initial
      calculations which said:

      There cannot be a safe dose, because at the lowest possible dose, which is one radiation track through the cell, I have proved that cancer is the result.”

      –> Regarding Tritium:

      “Many people thinking about Tritium say ‘oh we don’t have to worry about
      tritium; the energy of the radiation is so low that we don’t even need to think about it.’ But that is a cardinal error!

      It is true that the energy of each beta particle emitted by tritium is very low, BUT there’s another problem. When you have a very low energy beta particle interact with biological tissue to produce the damage to genes, the damage to chromosomes, and the risk of future cancers, the lower the energy of the radiation, the WORSE it is in terms of biological hazards.


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      • vital1

        Tritium is FIVE TIMES as hazardous as bomb radiation for the
        same total amount of energy delivered. And that’s a general law, a rule of
        physics. I don’t think any person who is reasonable at all can doubt that I have demonstrated THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE because I have shown with a multitude of studies that we get cancers down at the lowest doses. Now that’s been resisted… but the United Nations scientific community in 1993 has come out and joined me in exactly the same kind of analysis. Their conclusion: THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE.”

        “Children are most sensitive with respect to the generation of cancer and
        leukemia from radiation. The study of breast cancer in Hiroshima with radiation from the bomb has shown that children under 20, women under 20, are the most sensitive; that from 20 to 40, they are less sensitive to the breast cancer generation, and beyond 40 even less sensitive. That’s not theory. That’s not speculation. That’s a fact. And the sensitivity of the young being greater means we should exercise every precaution that we protect our children from sources of radiation no matter how small.”

        —> Marion Fulk, retired Lawrence Livermore scientist

        “There are so many diseases in the children that are caused by low level
        radiation. It’s terrible.”

        “I cannot overemphasize that there is no safe amount of radiation particularly for stochastic or random damage to the DNA.”


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    "..too radioactive to dump in Pacific.." So what? Dump it anyway! Never stopped us before. So why should it stop us now?


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  • Now that they have permission to dump from the fishermen and government, no matter what, they are going to keep on dumping and pumping to their heart's content.

    The herd of radioactive horses have left the Fukushima barn, and are on a wild, thundering, green glowing rampage through the ocean.


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    • OneWhoRelates

      Actually those Horses would be glowing blue with Cherenkov radiation not green which is the imagined lovely color of phosphorescing toxic waste.

      But on the whole the news keeps increasing in severity. It is rapidly approaching the point where the Diet cannot hide it. Even high ranking officials are starting to break ranks and reveal what is going on.


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  • TEPCO could see the whole internal structure of their reactors with one of these neutron ray cameras, but that would be too easy… and it would also tell them were the coriums are..

    http://www.toshiba.co.jp/tisc/eng/product/color/neutron.html


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  • Sol Man

    "Situation has gotten worse, not better."
    Following the trajectory does not bode well for life.


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  • Ron

    From the article: "It’s time for the international community to step in and prevent an even more serious disaster.”

    I keep hearing this and my question is always the same: How?


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