New study reveals deaths and mutations ”increased sharply’ from exposure to Fukushima contamination, “especially at low doses” — ‘Small’ levels of cesium may be ‘significantly toxic’ — Smithsonian: “In other words, things don’t look good for the animals living around Fukushima”

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Smithsonian Magazine, May 14, 2014: Even Tiny Amounts of Radioactive Food Made Caterpillars Become Abnormal Butterflies […] Researchers in Japan […] discovered, even a small amount of radiation is too much. […] The scientists collected plant material from around Fukushima and fed it to pale grass blue butterfly caterpillars. When the caterpillars turned into butterflies, they suffered from mutations and were more likely to die early [… even if they] had only eaten a small amount of artificial caesium […] In other words, things don’t look good for the animals living around Fukushima.

Nature — Scientific Reports (pdf), Published May 15, 2014: [We] examined possible relationships between the dose of ingested cesium per larva and the mortality and abnormality rates. Both the mortality and abnormality rates increased sharply, especially at low doses […] the mortality and abnormality rates increased sharply, especially at low doses. Additionally, there seemed to be no threshold level below which no biological response could be detected. […] the dose-response data suggests that the relatively small level of artificial cesium from the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP may be significantly toxic to some individuals in butterfly populations […] the half lethal [i.e. LD50, amount that will kill 50% of a test subjects] dose [is 1.9 Bq per larva] and the half abnormal dose [is 0.76 Bq per larva] […] relatively small [levels] of artificial cesium from the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP may be significantly toxic to some individuals in butterfly populations […] we assert that the half lethal and abnormal doses we obtained were quite high. […] it should be noted that we sampled contaminated leaves from Fukushima City, which many people inhabit as though nothing had happened […] Implications of the half lethal and abnormal doses we obtained in the present study will impact future discussions on the effects of radioactive exposure on other organisms, including humans. […] In conclusion, it is important to recognize the risk of internal radiation exposure due to ingested radioactive cesium, at least for the pale grass blue butterfly, and likely for certain other organisms living in the polluted area, possibly including humans. […]

View the study published by Nature here (pdf)

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129 comments to New study reveals deaths and mutations ”increased sharply’ from exposure to Fukushima contamination, “especially at low doses” — ‘Small’ levels of cesium may be ‘significantly toxic’ — Smithsonian: “In other words, things don’t look good for the animals living around Fukushima”

  • OldFool

    As would be predicted after reading the Chernobyl Consequences book.

    • OldFool

      In humans, cesium-137 atoms are more than 100,000,000 times more likely to have a radioactive decay than the same number of atoms of Potassium-40.

      • OldFool

        The rate of radioactive decay is inversely proportional to the half-life. In humans, the excretion rate for K-40 is between 2 to 3 times faster the excretion rate of Cs-137, based on the measurements that have been published. The excretion rate ratio for other animals is probably in the same ballpark.

        • The amount of K40 is nearly constant, pound as many banana smoothies as you want, it does NOTHING to increase your level of radiation from the K40

          • We Not They Finally

            True. And bananas are actually a good food — potassium helps war off cesium. Potatoes and carrots too.

            • Yep, just watch potato chips….pretty much evil. The potassium if high creates a response in which salt is absorbed….perfect weight and high blood pressure "donut"

              I slam a banana smoothie almost every day

        • OldFool

          So one trillionth of a gram of Cs-137 will give about 3.2 radioactive decays per second (becquerels). This dose is enough to kill off about 60% of the caterpillars. One millionth of a microgram is so small that it is hard to comprehend.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            the earth has been ruined. With so much fallout, the ocean is doomed. No way to clean it up. How long before the mammals are extinct? 5 generations?

            • demise demise

              I think your predictions are way too optimistic.
              We have been on a downward spiral for at least the last 20 years. We have now added the last nail to the coffin with radiation poisoning to the atmosphere. Our greed and apathy has outstripped our technology. Japan will collapse quickly. In less than 5 years right after Tokyo becomes too polluted to live in. That is about the time that the great depression will set in because when the Pacific ocean is too polluted to produce food and the US west coast is too polluted to live at, all hell will break loose world wide. Think about it!

              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                should know, demise, there were thousands of above nuclear bomb tests since the mid-forties, in the last century. That resulted in millions of tons of radioactive materials being carried into the atmosphere; much of which came back to earth and found itself in our food. Fukushima was but the cherry on top of a half-century-plus of nuclear horror. And that's not even counting the thousands of nuclear power plants that spewed their filth into the environment.

                The good news is, the very forces that utilized this deadly technology to terrorize the world, have become its victim. True…we're all now doomed. But take joy in knowing that after five-thousand-plus years, their murderous reign is finally coming to an end. Justice has finally made its appearance; the universes justice.

                I know the loss of so many other wondrous lifeforms is not easy to ignore. But long before nuclear came on the scene, humans never gave a second thought to what they were busily wiping it out. They would've eventually destroyed all of it to adorn their whores. Take solace in knowing, what awaited us is no longer in danger. With the foundation finally dismantled, they'll have no means to continue devouring others and themselves.

                Now it's time to enjoy my daughter's vegan dinner…

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Aftershock what is/was the approximate tonnage of the combined nuclear bomb tests/blasts?

                  I was under the impression that it was approximately 15-30 pounds of fissile material per weapon/bomb tested x 2053 tests. If I am right then that would only be around 8 to 16 tons for the Nuclear Bomb tests dispersed worldwide.

                  My point is that the damage done was huge (cancers and diseases) with this little bit of released bomb fissile material and this must be compared to a Nuclear Power Plant ongoing release disaster which has many, many thousands of tons of the same material. 🙁

                  The DNA damage seen around power plants/DU areas etc. are immediate and representative of the many mutations/cancer pictures we see posted.

                  • Scary thought

                    I've wondered that also

                    Too scary to contemplate

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    couple things, obewanspeaks. No accurate records will ever be released to the specifics of these tests. We only know they went on, because it's hard to disguise a sun-burst on the surface of a planet. As a result of the secretive nature of these tests, it's impossible to project even approximate numbers. But that doesn't stop us from doing something else: simple modeling of the physics of a ground burst thermonuclear detonation.

                    It is in word "thermonuclear" that we get an idea to what happens when you detonate one of these devices. You release such a tremendous amount of heat, all surrounding materials go into phase change; being turned into super-heated gaseous states that rise into the atmosphere; becoming both vehicle for the transfer of isotopes, as well as transitioning themselves into phase changed isotopes of various types. The material that's 'missing' from the resulting test-site crater is now circulating in the atmosphere, until it gradually "rains out" onto land and sea.

                    Their tests were all about "yields" per gram of fissionable material. They weren't concerned with how much actual radiation was being released into the environment, either through primary or secondary phase change transference. It was all about explosive yields.

                    I'd be curious if one environmental impact study was ever undertaken, to determine the effects of thermonuclear devices on the planetary environment…one…

                • We Not They Finally

                  Aftershock, respectfully, I find your logic pretty twisted! We should take solace that the perpetrators will be killed off too? Like we're given a consolation prize for demons killing off the world?

                  You may mean well, but I haven't a clue how this is "good news," much less "justice." Justice would be the restoration of life, and that prospect is getting dimmer as we move along.

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    totally hear you, WNTF. It's what you'd call a "Pyrrhic victory". I always emphasize five-thousand-plus years of destructive behavior, because accurate historic records were destroyed (Alexandria), while others repressed (Vatican).

                    Given the horrors of centuries of wars, witnessing how little progress was made during the last fifty years is revelatory! Humans are now so accustomed to brutality, they inoculate their offspring in the numbing effervescence of violent video games. Great technical progress was being made, but little in the way of genuine 'spiritual' progress.

                    Any-and-all advanced civilizations must be tempered with a balanced application of diametrically opposing forces. This is/has always been the test of civilized being. For the most part, humans failed that test of evolved awareness. Yet, such failure alone is not justification for the annihilation of a species. It is the potential to project unconstrained behavior beyond their immediate sphere of influence, which necessitates pushing the self-destruct button. And do notice, this was and is a form of self termination. Humans – by their very nature – self-destructed. This is why they found themselves where they have: steeped within a globalized military industrial police state, which seethes within its own poisonous contempt for their own and the greater universe that surrounds it.

                    The waiting universe had no need for such insular vision…

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    also, WNTF, I 'created' the perfect avatar for you two. Contact me using a dummy email account, and I'll forward it your way. My dummy email address is: (useless2eat@yahoo.com)…

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  Only 5 lbs. of plutonium was released during atmospheric testing:

                  POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS FROM POSTULATED ACCIDENTS INVOLVING THE Pu-238 RTG ON THE ULYSSES SOLAR EXPLORATION
                  MISSION

                  “…Between 1945 and 1976, about 26,000 curies (5 pounds of human-made 238Pu) were released into the atmosphere: 9820 curies from the atmospheric testing of plutonium bobs, and 17,000 curies from the satellite that burned up as it reentered the atmosphere in 1964. Of the total, based on samplings throughout the world, only 0.00055 pounds has been inhaled or ingested by all human beings….”
                  https://www.fas.org/nuke/space/pu-ulysses.pdf

                • Seems the cavalry is ready to ride in:

                  Kennedy vows US help to Japan for Fukushima nuclear clean-up – http://goo.gl/news/G61X @ENENews.com #fukushima
                  [BY YOKO KUBOTA
                  OKUMA, Japan Wed May 14, 2014 9:24am EDT]

                  "(Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy pledged U.S. support for the clean-up at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday after her first visit to the site.

                  Kennedy, dressed in a white radiation protective suit with her name taped on the back and a mask covering her face, went inside a damaged reactor building where she saw how Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is removing fuel rod assemblies from a cooling pool.

                  Tepco has removed 814 out of 1,533 fuel rod assemblies from the No. 4 reactor since November.

                  "We stand ready to help in any way we can," Kennedy, 56, told reporters after her visit, when she made a stop at a Tepco facility near the nuclear power plant."

                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    goes back, Pu239, to what I warned years ago about unconditional aid. How ethical is it to place the debt of trillions of dollars upon the public to shore-up this fault-laden industry? Lets accept that the world has no choice. What does it benefit that same world if the very forces that brought it to this deadly precipice are to permitted to continue, unabated? Where's the reciprocity in our being asked to facilitate the very technology that results in endless calls for intervention?! Are humans so blind, they'll acquiesce to every unconditional solution that's hoisted upon them and their children? Where in any of this do we see any reduction in the very technology that got us here? Have they retreated from building more power plants?! Have they suggested matching investment dollars in the deployment of alternative energy technologies?! Or, is a handful of 'mixed' rice enough payment for our collective silence?

              • jonnyboy jonnyboy

                better get some living in while you still can!!!

                • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                  not for nut'n, jonnyboy, but when you fully understand your nature within the universe, you don't have to load-up the plate as though it were your last meal. The buffet of life is eternal and never ending. It is the quality of the meal that comes into question…

      • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

        OF:
        I think some more details are important here.

        137Cs half life is 30 years.
        40K half life is 1.2 Billion years
        So 137Cs decay issues will easy be more than a million times larger
        than 40K

        So the ratio is about 6.3 million times.

        The human uptake of 40K is likely very different than 137Cs
        since we are already quite adapted to 40K vs 137Cs.

        137Cs will likely be assimilated as K

        What is also significant is the biological half-life of both, which
        is much less than the actual half life.

        The 100 million number seems to be a bit on the high side.
        I am curious if you can offer a source for the 100 million number?

        • OldFool

          1.248 Billion years half life for K-40
          30.17 years half life for Cs-137
          Decay rate for Cs-137 is ~41,365,595 times faster.
          Biological half life of residence in humans of Cs-137 vs. K-40 is ~2.5 ratio (roughly).
          Ratio of probability of decay of Cs-137 atoms to same number of K-40 atoms while in human body would be ~103,413,987.
          Many people have said that Cs-137 is 10 million times more dangerous than K-40, but they were comparing gram to gram, not atom to atom, and not factoring in the residence time difference in a human body. But cesium is much heavier per atom, so less atoms per gram.
          Atom to atom comparison including the ratio of residence time difference in a human body give a more accurate indication of the true ratios of danger of a decay event while inside a human.

          • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

            OF:
            Thanks for doing my homework for me!!

          • Tim42

            But, K-40 only makes up 0.0017 percent of natural occurring Potassium. 93.2581% is non radioactive K-39 and 6.7302% is non-radioactive K-41. So take whatever number you come up for Cs-137 or Cs-134 and multiply it by another 8,547 when comparing it with the overall potassium intake.

    • OldFool

      After reading the paper in more detail, it appears that they measured only the cesium signature radiation. But the presence of many other radionuclides could also have contributed to the effects seen on the caterpillars. Therefore, the total radiation contributed by all the radionuclides in or on the leaves could have been significantly more than what they measured. Their paper might get attacked on this point of not measuring the total radiation, if this interpretation of their paper is correct. But if cesium is commonly measured as a more easily measured, scaled indicator of total radiation exposure, perhaps they can defend their focus solely on cesium.

    • bluetick

      Well looks like more radiation about to come our way..guess this is ww3.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO5Od8Lhaa4

  • nuknomore nuknomore

    The issue here is that , we already knew this. Have known this for many years.
    Running nuclear power plants always was, and is , insanity.
    Treating this lethal power that we can not control without respect for the consequences, is worse than insanity.
    Now we have yet another country, destroyed. More poison that we as humans have no ability to control spreading all over the globe.. To do its evil. Because man has never had the ability to control it.
    WE opened pandora's box.
    Why were we even playing with it in the first place?
    Would we juggle nitro?
    The arrogance and stupidity of man. Is astounding.

    • Shaker1

      What is astounding is that some actually make their living trying to ascertain the exact dose required. You're correct, nuknomore, that it's been known for years that radioactivity has the consequences that it does, but now we know at exactly 1.9BQ that 1/2 the population of butterflies will manifest mutations. Isn't that wonderful? (What in hell is .9Bq anyway but a statistical number and not essentially real?)

      Time for these people to come back to the real world in which disintegrations happen, or they don't.

      • We Not They Finally

        Shaker1, it's (obviously) ALL harmful. But the world culture being wrongfully imposed on us seems to make no distinction at all between life-giving and life-robbing. The best anyone is saying is that you won't be robbed all that badly. Just deaths here and there, then more frequent deaths, then common deaths, and then "the new normal" of mass deaths.

        It can leave one feeling pretty powerless. Inner strength we can always have, compassion for others we can always have. But in terms of any possible reversal, it can leave one feeling powerless.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    wow, the amount of radiation that is lethal to larva is less than two becquerel. Half that makes them deformed.

    amount of cesium released so far 276 PetaBq Cs-137 276,000,000,000,000,000 becquerel. If the larva were one inch and you lined them up end to end, there is enough to kill enough larva to stretch 24 thousand times the distance to the sun. Seems a little excessive. better check that math!

  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    Remember this (French) Cesium-137 plume forecast map:

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

    How many millions of people, animals, etc. were exposed to Cesium-137?

  • weeman

    We told you so, no safe levels of low dose radiation, now it is time to listen and stop denial.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Remember to smile. It's important to note that butterflies can't smile. How lucky we are to be human and able to smile.

    This information will fall on deaf ears, just like all the other proof of toxicity that researchers have found in the last seventy years.

    Pay checks have more validity than knowledge.

  • "Implications …the effects of radioactive exposure on other organisms, including humans." – Nature

    Cesium-137 remains HAZARDOUS to LIFE for over 300 years.
    Hazardous = (decay rate) x 10

    It will continue to SPREAD through various insidious transport vectors that are yet to be imagined.

    BIO-ACCUMULATION is a fact. Direct observations after only 3 years tell us that this process will MAGNIFY seemingly logarithmically with the passing of time.

    Add in the other isotopes, that never get mentioned, and it becomes horribly clear that the atmosphere, ocean and LIFE are caught in a whirlpool of DNA damage and suffering known as the Triple Core Meltdowns of Fukushima.

    This is what Nuclear Engineers and their gullible proponents always feared the most and now we know why. They convinced themselves so thoroughly that this would never happen they did not properly plan for it. There's no way they could have.

    They gambled… now we've created suffering and lost huge chunks of our planet and for what? 🙁

    The really sad/maddening part is they continue with their follies. Spending billions on these new Death Machines that everybody with a bit of COMMON SENSE and COMPASSION really don't need or want.

    • soern

      Yes ChasAha, They gambled and will always do until They understand They own nothing really but Their soul and will also reckognise They have lost Their soul by gambling.

      We don't own earth nor fish, plants, land nor animals.
      We own nothing but our soul and should take care about it.
      You remember Crockodile Dundee talking about two flees on a dog, arguing who owns the dog?

      Anyway, if We live, doing our best without gambling our soul, maybe Our souls will persist and come back after this obvious insane mankind will be gone. It makes no sense to stop this mashine, We can't and We shouldn't as it seems to be better to let a species destroy itself which has no respect for nature and is even educational resistant by beeing religious and beeing told They were Crown of Creation without a bit of Understanding of Creation nor Nature.

    • dosdos dosdos

      Remember, the rule of thumb only applies to the thumb.

      The lifespan of isotope toxicity depends on the initial quantity and the intensity where toxicity is considered no longer dangerous. It might require one half life, ten half lives, a hundred half lives, or more.

      Original/destination = 2*half lives

      To go from 1 Sv to 1 mSv is 1,000 fold. 2*10 = 1000 (1024) That is a 10 half life schedule.

      So it depends on how much contamination a place received and what isotopes. Places with lower readings will become safe sooner. Some with higher readings will take longer. The reactors cores will outlive mankind if left alone. Realistically, for the Cs137 and Sr90 across Fukushima, you're looking at 60 to 120 years for 70% of the land affected. For that which was contaminated with uranium and plutonium, it will never be clean until mankind is long gone.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    two becquerels is the LD50? Does that seem close to correct? Would there be even a single insect alive downwind from fukushima? The figure seems…crazy low

  • Nick

    TATAL talers have been saying this for decades about cesium 137
    (Toxic At The Atomic Level)

    "Along with its intermediate half-life, a combination of high-energy radioactivity and chemical reactivity makes cesium-137 a particularly dangerous fission product. Cesium-137 undergoes high-energy beta decay, primarily to an excited nuclear isomer of Barium 137, which in turn undergoes gamma decay with a half-life of about 150 seconds. [4] The energies of both the beta decay of cesium-137 and the subsequent gamma decay of the excited barium 137 are 512 keV and 662 keV, respectively. [4] In addition, cesium is much more chemically reactive than many of the transition metal fission products. As a group 1 alkaline metal, elemental cesium is quite electropositive, and is readily oxidized by water, forming highly soluble Cs+. [5] For this reason, elemental cesium-137 may contaminate large volumes of water during nuclear accidents, which are difficult to contain or process."
    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2012/ph241/wessells1/

  • Nick

    Got it? …may contaminate large volumes of water during (and forever more!) nuclear accidents, which are difficult to contain or process…..
    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2012/ph241/wessells1/

    In case there are some of you incredulous folks on this thread, who STILL think cesium 137(134) ain't no big deal…think again.

    I know plutonium and strontium-90 + the other zillion actinides realeased by FD-NPP are also bad, but paying attention to the TATAL properties of cesium 134/137 is paramount to wrapping yur brain pain around how FUBAR'd Japan is.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI . . .

    Is leaking into the air and oceans, non stop, 24/7.

    AND NOT BEING STOPPED.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, Japan is FUBAR'd first and then the downwind/current countries including the USA are being FUBAR'd next. 🙁

    It's only a matter of time now and unless all Nuclear Power Plants are closed/shut down worldwide we should all expect more of the same results all over the globe on a regular 10 year event timeline basis.

    • Tarangela Tarangela

      I know this must sound awful to all of you but I've spent my entire life trying to float all boats in my highly intelligent, yet murderous Sicilian family. All I got was hurt. I've worked hard all my life, but wasn't ever in the right place at the right time. I know I've done "good" in the world, I have two children named after me, and I've made my own family out of my friends. I thought I If moved away from my family I could have good children but I didn't know much about genetics back then or I would have adopted. My first child was brilliant He was so kind yet strong like me. Defended others from bullies. Then he hit puberty and turned into Hannibal the Cannibal like the rest of my family. Life has been very sad for me. Because I love my grand daughter, I now have my meth addicted once brilliant second son and his girlfriend my home. If it all comes to and end, whatever. When such a small amount of humans live well, while the rest are suffering, and the children? Lets not even go there. Let it happen. Let the suffering end

      • Angela_R

        Tarangela,
        how does someone do your long walk, a very sad lonely journey.

        "when such a small amount of humans live well," do they? If you mean they are well off financially, does that make them happy?
        Many have compromised their life for the material, their choice.

        "let it happen." The 'it' not being in our hands. The suffering must end.

      • We Not They Finally

        Not sure that it was genetics that made many in your family line mean. But (without in any way diminishing your life experience,)at least they probably had the chance to be normal physically. Increasingly, the generations to come will not even have that baseline on which to build a good life. And this has been foisted cruelly now upon EVERYONE.

  • Nick

    Here's the NIH's take on a series of decaying atoms that disrupt potassium channels in biological organisms…

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+7389

  • Nick

    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html
    "What we’re doing here today is more important that the Vietnamese war, it’s more important than dealing with racism, than dealing with sexism, than dealing with hunger. Because I can feel hunger. I can see war. I can feel racism. I can feel sexism. I cannot see radiation. I cannot smell radiation. I cannot hear radiation. I look around one day and I am dead. Somewhere, you have to.

    So I say to you today, when you leave here, you have to give radiation an odor. You have to give radiation a sound. So go back into your communities. And be willing to go to jail if it comes to that. Because I’d rather see you in jail with the jails filled up, than the graveyards running over. "
    That was Dick Gregory on March 28, 1979.

  • Nick

    "Long-lived radionuclides such as Cesium-137 are something new to us as a species. They did not exist on Earth in any appreciable quantities during the entire evolution of complex life. Although they are invisible to our senses they are millions of times more poisonous than most of the common poisons we are familiar with. They cause cancer, leukemia, genetic mutations, birth defects, malformations, and abortions at concentrations almost below human recognition and comprehension. They are lethal at the atomic or molecular level."
    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html

    Hence my TATAL tale.

  • Pete

    In other words, things don’t look good for the humans living under Fukushima's cloud fall.

    • Then multiply that again for plutonium, and add strontium, plus 1,000 other man made elements that have unknown, but guaranteed negative effects.

      By the time humans figure out how many different millions of ways these man made elements are, it will be too late.

      If humanity does not shut all reactors down and dismantle all of the nuclear bombs, they will be the guaranteed end of all human life on the plant, in addition to extinction of most other life forms, except maybe for jellyfish and toxic algae.

  • Nick

    Huge increase in California wildfires linked to drought, hot weather
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-wildfires-drought-hot-weather-20140515-story.html

    Wow…who wud of thunk it?

    How about Huge Increases in cancer, diabetes, leukemia, linked to FD-NPP spewing vast amounts of unnatural toxins into the biosphere for over 1,000 days?

  • Nick

    I have been with holding my opinions on the severity of FD-NPP with respects to the weather in the northern hemisphere.

    I know that we are faced with biological implications beyond any of our wildest dreams.

    But lately a teeny tiny part of my remaining brain cells have been whispering to me that we may be witnessing effects on our atmosphere as well.

    The constant flood of decaying atoms seeking out other atoms to bond with may be altering the molecules above us on a scale none of us can appreciate.

    Once you start degrading, say 03 (ozone) lots of solar radiation can penetrate to the surface of the earth.

    If the change in sky color is due to cesium loading (the pinks/purples), then expect a rapid destruction of more of our protective atmospheric blanket of ozone.

    That scenario alone is horrifying.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      But/and that scenario is the correct scenario and it's all happening right now in real time.. 🙁

    • We Not They Finally

      Apparently, even the INITIAL radiation badly damaged the ozone layer, setting a horrific downwards spiral into motion.

    • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Stax

      Well said Nick,I have read that UVB reaching sea level is now 60% up from 5% , and uvc is also reaching sea level,that's why I always wear my cap!

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Nick, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about that. The vaster global implications. The Hopi have a prophecy that when man is not paying attention, and we all know here the vast majority aren't, that heaven and earth would collide. That's the thing about prophecies, they make no sense until after the fact. Maybe humans are just space mold. Doing our job, decomposing planets, tatally. Like little atomic caterpillars. Constantly consuming and just being part of the process of destruction and rebirth. That wouldn't be so bad then. Planets aren't immortal. They are subject to birth and death like all bodies. Well, it still sucks. Split wood not atoms, you insane species!

      • Angela_R

        MeltingMoment re "The Hopi have a prophecy that when man is not paying attention…"
        perhaps you can see a similarity to: "When they are saying peace and security then suddenly…."
        http://biblehub.com/_thessalonians/5-3.htm

        and
        "…at a time when you do not expect"
        http://biblehub.com/matthew/24-44.htm
        ….

        What do the Hopi say happens after 'heaven and earth collide'?

        • Angela_R

          Sorry, I apologize, your username is Melting Mermaid

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Indeed, and I wonder if this is prophecy for BP and the oil monarchs;

          Matthew 25:10
          "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

          • Angela_R

            Code,
            For twenty years, everyday, I read a little of the book and did not 'hear'. Suddenly, the words had life. Enthused, I spoke to one who, many times had recited from the book.

            Ten years passed, a phone call. An excited voice "I've got it, I've got it" the reciter cried.
            ….

            A quote from Walter Russell: "If you want to know anything whatsoever, just desire to know it then stop thinking…."
            http://www.walter-russell.de/en/Meditation.php

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Angela, anyone who doesnt get that the sparsely scattered truths are allegory for internal states "didnt get it, didnt get it" The churches history speaks for the value of "the book's" adherents. And the ones who spend their whole lives immersed…the papal devote? Confused and heinously so since the beginning…

              Dont get me wrong…I got nothin against any sect in particular….but I draw the line when they start burning young women at the stake…imposing global guilt trips about their codes of sin, abusing untold thousands of boys sexually, and taking the peoples money…1.5 billion of which went for out of court abuse settlements….

              aspire to higher states…I can dig that

              • Angela_R

                Code, discernment will find the truth amongst it all.

                I've said before, I belong to no group.

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Their prophecies have varying levels of severity. The worst is called amber world. In one mankind walks on 4 legs for destroying the earth and another talks about the young turning against the old. They also have a prophecy about the US being destroyed from within and about their true white brother coming to save them. I have read the Bible from front to back. I don't cling to any religion. I study them all and there is a Golden thread that Walter Russel and others see well. We are all one. We are interconectedness. So long as a single slave walks this world your happiness will be incomplete. We are all one, we are just deluded by our senses and molded by culture and circumstances and afraid we might not be special. To know oneness and to feel compassion is strong medicine that the whole world needs right now. So be still, enter the inner star chamber and may the force be with you all.

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            awesome take, melting mermaid…rings true to me…

          • Angela_R

            Melting Mermaid,
            thank you for sharing; the Golden Thread weaves through

            • Angela_R

              and "the true white brother coming to save them" is their hope; out of the darkness emerges the Light.

              Have you the actual words of that prophecy?

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                makes you wonder if the elite, who are praised as majestic aristocrats chosen by god feel that they too will be saved. Maybe thats what the prophesy means…the white brother will save the chosen ones at endo-times. Did anyone see the aristocrats joke? Full of innuendo. But Im game…where are we going?

          • One, not two.

            Whole, not separate.

            I Am that I Am.

            The Singularity

            The quantum string effect

            The Butterfly effect

            Everything and everyone affects everything and everyone else.

      • Indeed, using wood for building things is indeed GREEN. Assuming you plant new trees….trees lock up carbon from the atmosphere.

        • Actually, they way trees are planted and harvested is much more important, plus there is a LOT of greenwashing going on in this arena..

          Clearcutting destroys a massive amount of topsoil, affects the weather in a negative way. Eventually trees don't grow there anymore.

          Monoculture planting is not sustainable, but that is what is replacing mature wild forests; manmade monocultures, dead and sterile places with little or no wildlife compared to original forest. Witness palm oil trees replacing rainforest. One is filled with death, the other is filled with life.

          Spraying forests with chemicals for bugs is not sustainable.

          Carbon 14 from nuclear plants affects trees and growing things globally, in a negative way.

          Bamboo is much more sustainable and stronger than steel.

          Bamboo and hemp grow MUCH fast than trees, much more sustainable.

          Using trees to make paper and building products is like using the moon to make cheese. It makes no sense.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Love wood.. 🙂

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Correct things do not look good and it/more still comith this way!
    Chernobyl 🙁
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-book-concludes-chernobyl-death-toll-985-000-mostly-from-cancer/20908
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Chernobyl+mutations+cancers&es_sm=119&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=7DN1U4HoH5HpoASznYDwCw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=975&bih=540

    Iraq DU 🙁
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=975&bih=540&q=Iraq+mutations+and+cancers+DU+Weapons&oq=Iraq+mutations+and+cancers+DU+Weapons&gs_l=img.12…1810.27882.0.32426.76.11.2.63.0.4.5365.25574.1j6-4j0j2j4.11.0….0…1ac.1.43.img..75.1.869.qK5Uw4z4gbM

    Each of the above pictures has a link about/concerning the horror of what "Nuclear Power/Technologies Represents" to this world. 🙁

  • Nick

    "The observers stood directly right under the burst, indicating the safety of intercepted nuclear rocketry." Some participants in the experiments were told that radioactive fallout could simply be brushed away."
    http://www.angelfire.com/sk/syukhtun/pacificbombs.html

    And so too do the Japanese idiots who built one of the world's largest nuclear electrical generating plants by the sea. The very same one that experienced THREE reactor blow-outs, effectively sending vast amounts of nuclear materials into the atmosphere.

  • Nick

    Warning…do not get me going on cesium 134/137 or any other radioactive toxin.

    The problem is….people just don't give a shit about what is ailing them.

    Nick out.

    • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Stax

      Yes Nick,I am fed up being called 'crazy' and 'irrational' ,when the accuser is the one displaying those 'virtues'.

  • rogerthat

    ''In conclusion, it is important to recognize the risk of internal radiation exposure due to ingested radioactive cesium, at least for the pale grass blue butterfly, and likely for certain other organisms living in the polluted area, possibly including humans…''

    – hoocoodanode

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    “In other words, things don’t look good for the animals living around Fukushima”

    Jeez – lucky thing we are not animals. What separates them from us is that we will do anything for money.

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, animals also seem to have better instincts, and when possible, flee. Witness massive abnormal migrations off the West Coast.

  • Ontological Ontological

    The evil glow of the Cesium in the 30k feet layer of the atmosphere is horribly visible. I got cotton candy pink clouds, among white clouds as it forms in pockets to almost orange while the sun was still yellow white in the sky. Also I witnessed a thunderstorm discharge a mighty bolt from atop it's towering super cell, that set off bolts in all of the other cells in the super cluster at the same time. Some of the tops were close to 50k feet. This shit is getting real. The poor fried pilot was leaving the aircraft by the time we were able to get into the isle to deplane, it was obvious he was genuinely beat. This excellent Captain basically had to "drive" the entire way from Atlanta, to Las Vegas we had to fly across the top of the Gulf Of Mexico to Brownsville, back along the Mexican border, over Carlsbad, and finally west from over central New Mexico. Expect way worse air travelers, coming soon to an atmosphere near you. I have to continue to fly to California for further treatments for my follow up teeth rebuild and jaw realignment if I find the courage to do it. Shudder.

    • My heart goes out to you and your family.

      • Ontological Ontological

        Thank you Kelly Ann Thomas. I feel your angel energy. The light of caring guides my way.

    • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Stax

      Good luck Ontological,I remember my mate looking forward to his face rebuild about as much as you,although they also took his cheekbone out along with eye and upper jaw,I was looking forward to going to the shops with him without people recoiling in horror as kicking lumps out of folk was getting boring.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Ontological, I went skiing this winter and got a beautiful picture of the pink sunrise, only it was almost noon. It was strange. I wonder if that's what it was.

    • In a recent flight, saw the sunset and sunrise; compared to 25 years ago from plane.. it was completely different.

      The sky was a dingy yellowish/pinkish/brown haze that clung to the earth like a dirty film.

      NASA astronauts noticed the global air layer was getting worse/ getting discolored many years ago and commented on it… it is now MUCH worse.. and is REALLY obvious.

      Combine all of the coal, oil, gas, chemicals and now the 1,200 man made invisible poisons spewing out of nuclear reactors and you get a witches brew of death by breathing for life on the planet.

      The extinction rate will only accelerate from here; 200 species per day and speeding up.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Low doses of Cesium Are Toxic-Daily Kos
    May 15 2014

    "Energy News latest story is truly worrisome. Low doses of Cesium are toxic to butterflies and therefore probably other animals. I am done with Pacific Ocean fish."

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/15/1299690/-Low-Doses-of-Cesium-Are-Toxic#

    I thank Daily Kos for their opinion.
    It means a lot.
    Very much so..

  • dosdos dosdos

    Exposed WIPP workers will not experience health problems due to exposure, insist officials. Dose equal to chest x-ray. *sigggghhhh*

    http://krqe.com/2014/05/15/exposed-wipp-workers-wont-experience-health-issues/

    • dosdos dosdos

      http://new.livestream.com/rrv/wipptownhall10

      Townhall meeting 5/15. Darling Tammy did indeed pull the old chest x-ray/airplane flight comparison for the dose that was ingested. It irks me to no end when officials compare a one time dosage like an x-ray to a full body scan assessment. They never say it's like getting that dose without pause for the rest of your life because you are the one constantly emitting that dose.

      What little respect I had for Tammy has gone down drain. She is scum, like all the other liars in the industry.

      • Yep she is scum, and knowing what I know, I know that she knows the truth. And I can see her carefully circumventing the truth. So she knows that she is lying, and she knows that her lies will further damage people and their families.

        Why people do this? It is not necessary, we have better options.

    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah, their chests got x-rayed "but good" with plutonium hot particles.

      Why did you have any respect for the Tammy creature in the first place? She's been an ongoing disgrace.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        And what good came out the the meeting.
        A promise by Udall to reopen someday ..and budget approval to pay the employees until 2015..whethwer WIPP is open or not.

        Assurances sought for WIPP jobs; Manager says site may not resume normal operations for three years
        May 16 2014

        http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_25774721/assurances-sought-wipp-jobs

        Get paid for nothing..that will keep them quiet.

        No mention of 'kitty litter' ..concerns of which were the bulk of on'line questions..
        Nada.
        For a moment ..I thought Zack Ponce might be into real journalism.
        As time goes by I have my doubts.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          This is what they got out of it:
          The employees took nothing more than and X-ray dose.

          You know, I'm the daughter of working class. ..a 'union kid'.
          The last people I would believe is the company.

          Year ago..the working class KNEW they were not part of the company.
          But through the years and after listening to the corporate programming long enough..(also in consideration ..most think no further than their jobs) …they have come to consider themselves ..part of the company.
          And this is where they are very wrong.
          Think how long..it took the miner's to get help with 'Black Lung.

        • Yep hush money, your taxes are paying for hush money

      • dosdos dosdos

        I had very little respect for Ms Reynolds, and only because she was naming errors made by the tech staff, such as the bypass valves being opened around the filters, when she didn't have to do that. She was at least giving some appearance of transparency earlier on.

        But this kills that small amount.

  • Socrates

    This is depressing news. The 137Cs from Chernobyl is still found in some wild boar in Germany. Yet, our government does not warn us about Pacific Ocean seafood. We were warned about mercury. Why is nuclear contamination off limits? Our nation uses nuclear energy as Thor's hammer. Being in the nuclear Club means power. Just think of all the money that finds its way into our politics from every aspect of that business. It is worse than all the tobacco, asbestos, sugar, and chemicals together because the contamination will NOT ever go away. Oh well, our sun will die out some day… we just hurried up our own extinction by a million years or so.

    I wonder when someone will finally accept responsibility? The ocean shows signs of dying. When will the mainstream media finally admit what the long term effects will be? Petroleum, coal or nuclear can not stand to lose money. The planet is wrecked and all these industries do is make it worse every day. That is called "progress."

  • We Not They Finally

    75% abnormal. Looks about right. And they know because the caterpillar/butterflies have such short life cycles. Humans have way longer life cycles, but that might just mean more of a wait for "75% abnormal."

    It's beyond tears.

    • It has taken three generations to build up to 85 to 95% unhealthy kids being born ratio around Chernobyl, in Belarus..

      It will not take that long around Fukushima, despite all of the smiling they may do.

  • SadieDog

    Source of one leak found inside Fukushima reactor…
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140516_14.html

  • Homo Insapiens Homo Insapiens

    I remember when
    dandelions had one bloom
    not a group of six.

  • sistahawk

    Massmedia now tries to make like a funny out of it : Yesterday i found an Article with Photos atached showing Animals with 8 Legs , 2Faces " like the Images we know from Chernobyl's Children , with Comments like "it must hear better with 4 Ears…" trying to sell it to us like it is a normal funny Thing..The Fact is nobody seen the Babies from Japan..but they EXISTED , In the Future we will see these everywere..I am so sorry for all of us beeing in this Hell, our once beautiful Planet turned into by greedy dumb Monsters who call themselves HUMAN

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    I heard Cesium is nutritious ???

  • RichardPerry

    The time that a radioactive particle takes to go through a body and expelled compared to the amount taken in is the big factor. Many take several days to be expelled so it will accumulate in the body unless the input is reduced enough not to accumulate when entered by food, water and air. It will be a mater of time till a critical component of the body is attacked. New babies are 100 times more at risk because they are at a high growth rate and their organs are closer to the ground that gives them 16 to 64 times more external exposure then adults. When their head lies on the ground and radiation is under their head the distance of their brain to the radiation is 6 inches or less, a standing adult 60 inches, That is 256 times as high as the adult, adult organs are about 3 feet off the ground compared a bay crawling at 1 foot. The math is that when you double the distance from the source of radiation the radiation is 1/4 as strong. Joke– the song “short people have no reason” comes to mind.

    • dosdos dosdos

      Don't forget that babies have a much higher stem cell to mature cell ratio. The higher the density of stem cells, the greater the chance that a mutation will replicate unhindered. That is far higher a factor than being close to the ground.

      • Babies also stir up the dust on the ground, hands on ground, get the settled hot particles on their bodies and then put their hands in their mouths, objects on the ground in their mouths, etc.. Adults do that much less..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oishinbo Manga Goes on Hiatus After Fukushima Controversy
    May 16 2014

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/oishinbo-manga-goes-on-hiatus-after-fukushima-controversy

    "The creator said, "Responsibility for the contents [of the chapter] all lies in me."
    In the next issue of magazine, the editors plan on releasing their official view point on the situation and once again raise questions concerning the residual effects of radiation caused by the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Furthermore, the staff has sent out a 10 page special feature article with collected opinions from Fukushima government officials and experts about the truth and disagreements surrounding the Fukushima crisis."

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/oishinbo-manga-goes-on-hiatus-after-fukushima-controversy

    He did his work ..we all carry the burden as far as we can.
    The people prefer delusion..but we keep trying.
    "

  • The blind, deaf and mute, leading the blind, deaf and mute, so they all fall in the ditch…

  • sistahawk

    Dr. Goodheart – Obewan , Stock , Vanne V…….ENENEWS ITSELF… first let me thank you for advice and all the links ,thanks to all of you..Does make me feel a little better .. Dr. Goodheart- your sentence reminds me of this Picture of one of the Breughelfamily…he knew than…

  • Fukushima – Radioactive Straw, Pine Needles 177,000 Bq/Kg, Pollen With 253,000 Bq/Kg In Japan; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.de/2014/05/fukushima-radioactive-straw-pine.html

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