California Kayakers report ‘radioactive residue from Fukushima’ — Universities testing ocean: Higher levels “should happen soon” — Every person interviewed in newspaper article is concerned about radiation

Published: February 5th, 2014 at 3:33 pm ET
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La Jolla Light, Feb. 4, 2014: Mark Thiemens, dean of physical sciences at UCSD, said [of] recent reports of local kayak operators picking up radioactive residue from Fukushima on the bottoms of their boats [...] “it’s not likely coming from Japan.” [...] every few weeks for the past several years Thiemens’ crew has sent water samples collected off the La Jolla coast to Timothy Jull, a professor of geosciences and physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Jull’s doctoral students are testing the samples for levels of iodine-129 [...] Thiemens’ research showed radioactivity in the air took about five days to cross the Pacific Ocean, it takes about two to three years for water to cross the Pacific. [...] Thiemens believes it is important to continue monitoring radiation levels from Fukushima.

Dean Thiemens, Feb. 4, 2014:  “I wouldn’t go so wholesale to say there’s nothing else coming [...] Even if you’re 99 percent sure … the safest thing is just to measure.”

Professor Jull, Feb. 4, 2014: “What we’ve seen so far is a slow increase directly after the Fukushima accident [...] Now we’re looking for a larger (reading), which should happen soon.”

Further up the coast in Santa Cruz, a weekly paper published interviews with several localsabout Fukushima radiation:

  • Kirk Hatfield, Writer: I am very worried about the radiation that’s coming from Fukushima, and I don’t know how it’s showing up—whether it’s in seafood, or just through the air. But I think we are being impacted. I’ll bet you if we checked with the local hospitals on people’s lymphs and things like that … I know I’ve experienced a little of that and I’m having some tests. I’m not eating any fish.
  • Joe Rosseau, Retired: I absolutely am worried about it. I think it’s the same as many other issues, I think it’s just that the big corporate higher up people simply do not care. Do fish get radiated? I think they do. I haven’t eaten fish in a while. I’m sure some stuff is suspect. I think we need to be conscious of caring about things.
  • Clarke Shultes, Building Designer: Yeah, I’m worried about it. It’s beginning to show up in certain seafood now, and we have to know that we’re all connected by the ocean, and whatever happens over there happens over here, one way or another. [...]

See all the interviews here

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115 comments to California Kayakers report ‘radioactive residue from Fukushima’ — Universities testing ocean: Higher levels “should happen soon” — Every person interviewed in newspaper article is concerned about radiation

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Yes, but what is on them?

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    • James Tekton James Tekton

      Or, what's IN THEM bio-accumulating after consuming west coast foods for almost three years?

      "I think it’s just that the big corporate higher up people simply do not care."

      Oh, ya think? Remember, they go to the Bohemian Grove to chant about sacrificing Care. They the babylonians DO NOT CARE at all, and it is obvious after three years.

      Sorry to be redundant, but this story really rips the covers off the cover up and speaks truth to power so very well.

      "Japanese authorities may be the worst current offenders against the truth, as well as the health and safety of their people. Now the Japanese government has passed a harsh state secrets law that threatens to reduce or eliminate reliable information about Fukushima. The U.S. government officially applauded this heightened secrecy, while continuing its own tight control on nuclear information. Japanese authorities are already attacking their own people in defence of nuclear power: not only under-measuring and ignoring varieties of radioactive threat, but even withholding the iodine pills in 2011 that might have mitigated the growing epidemic of thyroid issues today. Failing to confront Fukushima honestly, the Japanese are laying the basis for what could amount to a radiological sneak attack on the rest of the world."

      http://topinfopost.com/2014/01/06/fukushima-meltdowns-global-denial-at-work#comment-5944



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  • Proton

    From story tease above "Jull’s doctoral students are testing the samples for levels of iodine-129"

    Well, with a half life of 15.7 million years, they can't tell the difference from the I-129 released from Fukushima or the I-129 from nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s and 1960s, which released HUGE amounts also…

    The test they intend to do just does not cut it


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    • OldFool

      Well, several radionuclides probably give their own very special Valentine's day gifts, everyday for years – but there are five standard types of Valentine's gifts that people can expect to receive someday as a general rule – thyroid cancer (e.g. papillary, etc.); non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute myeloid leukemia; and chronic myeloid leukemia. There are others, but this is probably enough cheerful news for today.


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    • jump-ball jump-ball

      Which is exactly what Jull intended, to NOT find anything Fuku related, by 1) fooling his followers into falsely believing that "we tested for radiation", and 2) "demonstrating that all of what we found is residual decay from the '50s and 60s".

      When I hit the lottery this week, I will set up a left coast network that records the Cs134/137 high ratio 2 year/10 year 'Fuku fingerprint', which is the test I believe is needed to convince the public that FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION IS HERE, and which test results will hopefully also serve to discredit and silence the academic pro-nuke partisan braniacs.


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  • jec jec

    Radiation, no matter the source, is not good at any levels..low or in high bursts. I hope they figure out where the radiation is coming from..but most importantly ITS THERE! Then ID the cause..Nuclear plants, local nuclear dumping, Fukushima, Chernobyl..the list goes on and on..

    ENENEWS article today slammed establishment of 20 mS/yr for all citizens of Japan as the level was set for nuclear workers, for 6 hours a day, with time away from raditation.Dont see THAT theory in Japan…dont see the addition of contaminated food products to the air pollution. For people who like to seem organized about radiation safety..we certainly are not! Writing reports for reports sake..gads..


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    • We Not They Finally

      It's all way way worse: 20 millisievets a year is already ridiculously high for a grown man. But what about children? What about fetuses? A thousand is more sensitive. Plus they have to all be getting WAY more than whatever arbitrary "limit" routinely. Plus it's CUMULATIVE. Plus they do not measure INTERNAL radiation which becomes an internal emitter producing cancers.

      It's just one big mass murder machine. Why doesn't even one of those TEPCO people figure out to "do the right thing" as a public example? I thought that this was a culture that takes honor seriously. The whole "saving face" ethic is worth its worth in feces, far as I can see. They just want to save what they LOOK like. They've been turning anything that was ever good, decent, and honorable in Japan into wholesale crap.


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  • Socrates

    People in San Diego are getting freaked out about the radiation. We inhaled the Sulpher-35. We had a METALLIC taste in our mouths. We saw how they screwed up at SONGS. We love to surf and fish.

    We all know they are lying for big corporate interests.

    If we are downwind and down-current, and Tepco's Godzilla keeps spewing, this will not be considered a healthy place to live.

    The scientists at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and UCSD will be taking their own measurements.

    People will sue for nuclear stigma of beach-front property. If their children get sick, they will sue.

    I'll be speaking to the Lt. Governor of California later this week. They are freaking out in San Francisco, too.

    If they think they can sweep Godzilla under the rug – guess again! The beach is sacred ground in California. Enough stuff has been dumped onto and in the commons by corporate interests. All up and down the coast, people are organizing.


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    • American Phoenix57

      Like the nuclear chain reaction trying to kill us. . . the human chain reaction against nuclear has begun again in earnest. We have suffered 70 years of DNA carnage to ourselves, our children and their children. The tens of thousands of stillbirths and fetal deaths will be counted along with everyone else that has died in the name of this quack science.

      Their memory will fuel the groundswell of voices crying out for revenge. Those with blood on their hands will be punished one way or the other. Humanity is waking up. The virus of truth and it's message of hope are galvanizing the citizens of Planet Earth. We will remove this pimple on the ass of humanity if it's the last thing we do.


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    • JP JP

      With all due respect Socrates. Suing may bring some money many years down the road, but it will not bring back anyone's health or loved ones. It is little consolation in a toxic world.


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        yeah, like the locals suing BP over the gulf spill. 90% of the time the richest win in the legal game. Of course lawyers think suing is the answer. Not to belittle the effort, but we have had lawyers since I can remember, and the high criminals get away with murder while lawyers walk with the money. Obama is a lawyer, get him on it.


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      • Socrates

        It never does. But it might make the nuke business less profitable. Make them buy their own insurance. Game over.


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      • Socrates

        It brought us many safety improvements in automobiles such as seat belts. Asbestos and tobacco cases. You would not want to get run over by a truck and just crawl away. The right to sue is a valuable right. That's why in 1957 the nuke industry got Price Anderson. Otherwise, they never could have insured against the known dangers and infinite liability. Similar to too big to fail. Elected representatives took nuke money and sold us out.

        Obama has never tried a case to a jury that I know of. He was a community organizer …. not plaintiff's lawyer or consumer lawyer. He is a politician.


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        • We Not They Finally

          Well, suing should probably be done even for the publicity value alone. It's ridiculous to think that any one person getting a million dollars fixes ANYTHING, much less compensates what will increasingly be mass distress. But there should be research and there should be publicity, and education.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      It is a start and the carnage brought onto this sleeping world from this Nuclear Cabal will grow larger and larger by the day, year, century..physics understands and states the exact same thing. :(


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      • JP JP

        The power is in the people. Look at how the market for gluten-free or non-GMO has grown. We need so many more people awake about the reality of this nuclear nightmare. What is the inflection point? 2% of the population demanding the closure of all plants just here in the USA? 5%? 10%? More?


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          "What is the inflection point?"

          It appears it will need to be a Nuclear Core Meltdown/Power Plant failure in say New York or Chicago rendering those entire cities Nuclear Toxic Wastelands along with the displacement /evacuation of about 40 million people! :(

          Then maybe the population will start to pay attention to what is really going on and share with others enenews.com…


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    • nedlifromvermont

      @Socrates: It's about go**amn time. Take it right to GE Nuclear Fuels Division. They know they screwed up, and they're lying and dissembling big time. They should answer in court. Price-Anderson must be challenged, held up for the massive fraud it is, and this must become a political issue in this country.

      Hell, I'll run for Congress if the Sheeple wake up. My platform: Repeal Price-Anderson; Liquidate GE; 90% renewables by 2030.

      Oh, and remove the sea level spent fuels and reactors from crazy places like TP, in Homestead, Fla. Nuff said.


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    • razzz razzz

      Haven't heard much out of Scripps Institute of Oceanography which has a pier off La Jolla for their research vessels. Has a nice aquarium for touring too. So far silence from Scripps.

      Some links:
      "…According to a previously secret 1955 memo from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission regarding concerns of the British government over contaminated tuna, “dissipation of radioactive fall-out in ocean waters is not a gradual spreading out of the activity from the region with the highest concentration to uncontaminated regions, but that in all probability the process results in scattered pockets and streams of higher radioactive materials in the Pacific. We can speculate that tuna which now show radioactivity from ingested materials [this is in 1955, not today] have been living, in or have passed through, such pockets; or have been feeding on plant and animal life which has been exposed in those areas..”
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-pacific-ocean-will-not-dilute-dumped-radioactive-water/31200

      Kenny is making a couple bucks off the disaster without badmouthing the nuclear industry.
      "Ken Buesseler: After the Fukushima 2011 earthquake and tsunami, he obtained a $4 Million grant… He has recently started working with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Southern California to monitor West Coast radiation levels…"
      http://www.cof.org/content/funder-webinar-fukushima-west-coast-ocean-radiation-monitoring


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  • Sickputer

    Thiemens may not have received funding for the followup studies on air radiation from the Feds, but he did get a reaction after this story broke about radioactive sulfur from Fukushima collecting in American men's testicles:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/08/16/wheres-that-radioactive-sulfur-now-possibly-in-your-pants/

    SP: The reaction was that the US military hurried up and sent some huge water tanks on barges and ships to cool the Fukushima meltdowns. In the first ten days seawater was the first cooling system at Daiichi and that makeshift measure created the huge radioactive sulphur cloud.

    So the Feds do react when there is perceived huge public relations disaster.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      I guess the sulfur would make everything exiting/produced in men's balls very yellow… :(

      Gee, I wonder what the kids will look like?


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    • razzz razzz

      The US advised TEPCO to stop using saltwater to cool the blown reactor cores and sent them some fresh water and boron. They had all the freshwater they needed if they just drilled a well or piped from the small reservoir upstream.

      Sulfur – 35(35S)
      PHYSICAL DATA

      Beta Energy: 167 keV (maximum)
      49 keV (average)(100%)
      Physical Half-Life: 87.1 days 87.1 days
      Biological Half-Life: 623.0 days (testes) 90.0 days (total body)
      Effective Half-Life: 76.6 days (testes) 44.3 days (total body)

      Specific Activity: 42,707 curies/gram

      Maximum Beta Range in Air: 26.00 cm = 10.500"
      Maximum Beta Range in Water or Tissue: 0.04 cm = 0.015"
      Maximum Beta Range in Plexiglass or Lucite: 0.25 mm = 0.010"

      [Fraction of S-35 betas transmitted through dead layer of skin = 17%]
      [Fraction of S-35 betas transmitted to lens-of-the-eye = 0%]

      RADIOLOGICAL DATA

      Critical Organ: Testis
      Routes of Intake: Ingestion, Inhalation, Puncture, Wound, Skin Contamination (Absorption)
      External exposure (deep dose) from weak S-35 beta particles is not a radiological concern. Radiation monitoring dosimeters not needed.
      Internal exposure & contamination are primary radiological concerns.
      http://www.oseh.umich.edu/radiation/s35.shtml


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      • razzz razzz

        "…Effective half-life is a concept used in pharmacokinetics to reflect the rate of accumulation or elimination of a biochemical or pharmacological substance in an organism, the biological half-life, when the kinetics are governed by multiple independent mechanisms. This is seen when there are multiple mechanisms of elimination, or when the drug occupies multiple pharmacological compartments…Alternatively, since the radioactive decay contributes to the "physical (i.e. radioactive)" half-life, while the metabolic elimination processes determines the "biological" half-life of the radionuclide, the two act as parallel paths for elimination of the radioactivity.."
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_half-life

        There are five major body compartments:[1]

        blood plasma
        interstitial fluid
        fat tissue
        intracellular fluid
        transcellular fluid
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compartment_%28pharmacokinetics%29


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  • James Tekton James Tekton

    "said [of] recent reports of local kayak operators picking up radioactive residue from Fukushima on the bottoms of their boats [...] “it’s not likely coming from Japan.” [...]"

    So, there is radiation coming from fuckushima, but it is not from japan?

    How freaking whacka-doo does that sound?

    "Jull’s doctoral students are testing the samples for levels of iodine-129 [...] Thiemens’ research showed radioactivity in the air took about five days to cross the Pacific Ocean, it takes about two to three years for water to cross the Pacific."

    So, how about all the rest of the different kinds of radioactive possibilities both known, and UNKNOWN? At least there is some thing here that looks true. The radiation gets there in about three days average, and the radiation in the ocean was hitting the first year. It has ONLY been accumulating in EVERYTHING…and EVERYONE ever since. Like to see any talking head deny that.

    And Soc, you go man! Get in their faces and let them KNOW exactly how bad this is. Make them start real ACTIONS to do ANYTHING to stop this insanity, and the rothschild killing machines NOW!

    .


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  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    This is a re-post:

    Tchernobyl: Second Explosion 'Which Would Have Wiped Out Half Of Europe' Was Feared, Fought, KEPT SECRET

    http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/

    lengthy and valuable video

    an epic not witnessed since WWII; by contrast the Japanese response has been puny and reprehensible. instead of soldiers the homeless of Tokyo rounded up by the gang. what is going on?

    How would the gov of the USA respond to something comparable to Chernobyl? I am not confident. With Obama at the helm I think he would be saying things like 'if you like your life you can keep it'. And then go play golf and say he did not know that thousands were dying.


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    • razzz razzz

      I usually ignored reports that Chernobyl's RBMK reactor #4 was a military operation to produce weapons grade plutonium but that Russian reactor was made so you could remove a fuel assembly while the reactor core is in operation plus to create weapons grade Plutonium, you need higher grade Uranium and in greater concentrations in the individual fuel rods to begin with. Assemblies are used and removed every 3 to 6 months to derive a resulting purer Plutonium mix. Heat from the reactor core is just an excuse to make electricity. Could account for what some think was a nuclear type explosion there with heavier fallout of uranium and plutonium products.

      "…Unlike the rectangular PWR/BWR fuel assemblies, the RBMK fuel assembly is cylindrical to fit the round pressure channels.
      The refueling machine is mounted on a gantry crane and remotely controlled. The fuel assemblies can be replaced without shutting down the reactor, a factor significant for production of weapon-grade plutonium and, in a civilian context, for better reactor uptime. When a fuel assembly has to be replaced, the machine is positioned above the fuel channel, mates to it, equalizes pressure within, pulls the rod, and inserts a fresh one. The spent rod is then placed in a cooling pond. The capacity of the refueling machine with the reactor at nominal power level is two fuel assemblies per day, with peak capacity of five per day…"
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBMK


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    • they fought 7 months against a 2nd explosion at Tchernobyl, never told public.

      The specific link to the post is

      http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2014/02/second-explosion-which-would-have-wiped.html


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    There would be no response. Educated people will not sacrifice themselves for others.


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  • combomelt combomelt

    "reports of local kayak operators picking up radioactive residue from Fukushima on the bottoms of their boats"

    Thank god its only getting onto the bottoms of the boats.
    I was thinking the contaminated ocean water might splash up on the kayaker or something like that? Maybe some irradiated pacific ocean water gets inside the kayak?
    They didn't report on radioactive contamination anywhere but on the bottom of the kayaks, so….
    Whew, I won't worry then.


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  • bluetick

    I think we will be most effective using such methods as this…

    today they are spraying like crazy to create NIKO for the weather channel to hype…

    today I went outside and recorded the spraying just standing outside ,, many asked what I was recording.. I said look you are being sprayed and they watched and ran to their computers to do some reading….it was more effective than telling people about it…Next time I will wear a mask…

    for fukushima shock get a radiation meter and start testing food in front of people.. they will ask what are you doing then explain the food may be irradiated dress like they do at fukushima that will drive home the message…hehehehe


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      I agree bluetick…we need to hit the streets with our Geiger counters…that will wake people up…maybe…


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    • bf9 bf9

      I've worn a tyvek suit with a gas mask and walked around my town with a….
      "FUKUSHIMA IS CURRENTLY RADIATING YOU
      CURRENT READING: 3 MICROSIEVERTS PER HOUR
      DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH"
      …sign. People were definitely looking and taking pictures. Should have added "enenews.com" at the bottom.


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      • Gasser Gasser

        Here's what I've been doing…because I street ride my Honda CBR 1000RR in full race Alpine Stars road racing leathers and carbon fiber helmet, when I get gas I hand them a 20 and say "Radioactive gas fill up on pump 5" they give me a jerked back neck wrinkled up nose huh? look, then when I receive change back, I say wait a minute and pull out my slim Kodak camera…dude let me check that money for Fukushima radioactivity with my Geiger counter cell phone app, this gets near cross eyed quizzical looks, I smile walking away…I say this with every thing I purchase, and those that ask what I mean/doing, I say go to enenews.com for more information on this potential ELE situation.

        Try it, see what happens with this closed/ignorant mind door opener.

        ~Think outside this World…for those of you that are in the “know" are not of it~~~Gasser~


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    • I thought you needed a scintillation counter to record radioactivity in food. Are there geiger counters that can do this now?


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  • VA – List Of Diseases And Cancers Associated with Ionizing Radiation Exposure; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/va-list-of-diseases-and-cancers.html

    This is not a complete list, but it is 'approved' by the VA, so that is as official as it gets.. no fighting about this anymore.


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    • American Phoenix57

      Great post Dr.Goodheart. It's great to actually see what they know is caused by radiation. Anyone suffering from these post Fukushima should sign in and post their story here on Enenews for the record. Later we could compile them and include them any legal effort.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Thanks for doing this, Dr. G. We (two) are still absorbing that a close friend, out of the blue, suddenly had stage 4 papillary thyroid cancer PLUS another, unrelated cancer in the lung (and a non-smoker). There is no way that that was not radiation-induced. We had never even heard of two unrelated cancers suddenly showing up at once. Much less "it's contained" suddenly morphing to stage 4.


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  • Wisdom Versus Intelligence When It Comes To Nuclearism, Global Corporatism And 1% 'Rulership'
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/wisdom-versus-intelligence-when-it.html


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  • orsobubu orsobubu

    Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident cleanup, by Keshe Foundation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f02CcnHjSk

    The 9th Keshe Public Teaching Workshop with Mehran Keshe of the Keshe Foundation.

    Topic: Solutions for Fukushima

    Special guests Dr Eliya Kostova, translator Yukako Saito of the Spaceship Institute, and Japanese scientists.

    In the first part, Mr Keshe introduces guests and Japanese translators, then sets the scene of what is happening at Fukushima with Yukako Saito who lived there.

    The second part begins at one hour into the Workshop and shows the Keshe Foundation's new 45-minute movie, "Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident clean up". In this movie, Mr Keshe shows in simple practical ways, examples of radioactive materials cleanup using both nanotechnology techniques and dynamic reactors.

    The third part of this 9th Workshop includes interactive discussion between Keshe and Japanese scientists and professors, with live translation…as well as pertinent questions from the Keshe Plasma Reactor Group folks.


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    • We Not They Finally

      We just discovered this ourselves and it looks interesting. I actually did not have a clue while watching the video, how Keshe's little round nano-circles were absorbing radiation, which could then just be separated out and discarded. It looked way too small-scale, simple, and non-plausible.

      But I'm not a scientist and I HOPE he has the tools for de-contamination that he claims. I think this coming year, they are doing a test project. He says it wants to offer it to Japanese farmers to de-contaminate their soil. But he was just working out of a tiny basin and I had no idea how he could even de-contaminated a whole single field, much less keep continually encroaching new radiation OUT.

      But let him keep trying. I cannot see where anyone else is offering much of anything.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    RADIATION ON BOATS IN SAN DIEGO . . .

    No doubt people will be checking boats and docks with Geiger counters for nuclear radiation.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Will we have to pay a new fee? I am not sure I can handle another fee… :(


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  • Machomaker Machomaker

    No leak prevailed

    This means that the tracks from the kelp comes from Fukushima of the California Swirl?

    J Environ Radioact. 2013 Jan;115:134-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2012.08.007. Epub 2012 Aug 30.
    Pre- and post-Chernobyl accident levels of 129I and 137Cs in the Southern Baltic Sea by brown seaweed Fucus vesiculosus.
    Gómez-Guzmán JM, Holm E, Enamorado-Báez SM, Abril JA, Pinto-Gómez AR, López-Gutiérrez JM, García-León M.
    Author information
    Abstract

    No leak prevailed.

    Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Sep 3;47(17):9693-8. doi: 10.1021/es400610h. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
    (129)I dispersion in Argentina: concentrations in fresh and marine water and deposition fluences in patagonia.
    Negri AE, Fernández Niello JO, Wallner A, Arazi A, Fifield LK, Tims SG.
    Author information
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    Measurements of total iodine (I) and iodine-129 ((129)I) concentrations in rivers and lakes of Argentina are presented. Their latitudinal distribution can be explained by taking into account their main sources (oceanic emissions and biomass burning for I, and atmospheric nuclear tests for (129)I), transport mechanisms, and fallout patterns. From the measured (129)I concentrations in the studied lakes, deposition fluences for their catchment areas were estimated. These results agree with a model of the global deposition pattern due to the (129)I released by atmospheric nuclear weapon tests and with other fluences reported for the southern hemisphere. In addition, the first measurements of…


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  • Machomaker Machomaker

    Iodine-129 concentrations in marginal seas of the north Pacific and Pacific-influenced waters of the Arctic Ocean.

    PubMed

    Water sampling during the 1993 IV Russian-US Joint Expedition to the Bering and Chukchi Seas (BERPAC) indicates that Pacific Ocean burdens of the long-lived radionuclide 129I are relatively low in the Pacific-influenced Arctic, particularly compared to high latitude waters influenced by the North Atlantic. These low concentrations occur despite the presence of potential submerged anthropogenic sources in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), and in the northwest Pacific Ocean, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The concentration of 129I entering the Arctic Ocean through Bering Strait, approximately 0.7 x 10(8) atoms kg(-1), is only slightly higher than observed in deep Pacific waters. Similar concentrations (0.44-0.76 x 10(8) atoms kg(-1)) measured in Long Strait indicate no significant transfer of 129I eastward into the Chukchi Sea in the Siberian Coastal Current from the Siberian marginal seas to the west. However, the concentrations reported here are more than an order of magnitude higher than the Bering Strait input concentration estimated (1.0 x 10(6) atoms kg(-1)) from bomb fallout mass balances, which supports other existing evidence for a significant atmospheric deposition term for this radionuclide in surface ocean waters. Near-bottom water samples collected in productive waters of the Bering and Chukchi Seas also suggest that sediment regeneration…


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  • Machomaker Machomaker

    may locally elevate 129I concentrations, and impact its utility as a water mass tracer. As part of this study, two deep 129I profiles were also measured in the East Sea in 1993-1994. The near-surface concentration of 129I ranged from 0.12 to 0.31 x 10(8) atoms kg(-1). The 129I concentration showed a steady decrease with depth, although because of active deep water ventilation, the entire 3000 m water column exceeded natural concentrations of the radionuclide. Atom ratios of 129I/137Cs in the East Sea also suggest an excess of 129I above bomb fallout estimates, also possibly resulting from atmospheric deposition ultimately originating from nuclear facilities. PMID:11827122

    Cooper, L W; Hong, G H; Beasley, T M; Grebmeier, J M

    2001-12-01


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    • Ontological Ontological

      These numbers are a good accident/bomb testing base for Fuku findings to go up from. This must be what is now considered, "natural" background radiation now. Even though that is very misleading terminology. "Experts" need to start saying post Chernobyl, or post Fukushima backgrounds, and stop using "natural" as a way to hide actual accumulation of background levels over time.


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  • jimbob jimbob

    Also, differentiate between pre nuclear testing and post nuclear testing background radiation levels.


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  • isogoodhumans

    #1 isotope released by Fukushima: Cs 137
    #2 Sr 90

    Iodine 129? Why are they bothering?

    NUC Berekely didnt expect to detect any:

    We have not heard about any detections, and we probably won't, for a few reasons:

    (1) The fission yield of I-129 is much smaller than the yield for I-131.

    (2) I-129's half-life is 15 million years, as you point out. The decay rate of an isotope is inversely proportional to its half-life. So the ratio of I-131's decay rate to I-129's decay rate is (8 days)/(15 million years) = 1.5E-9.

    Let's assume for argument that the fission yields of I-129 and I-131 are equal, and that the plant has operated for 40 years at a constant rate. The ratio of I-129 to I-131 would be roughly ~(40 years)/(8 days)=1.3E3 due to the 8 day half-life of I-131.

    So then the I-129 activity should be smaller than the I-131 activity by a factor of at least one million (1.3E3 * 1.5E-9 ~ 1E-6). We are measuring ~10 Bq/L of rainwater for I-131, so for I-129 we would expect ~1E-5 Bq/L, which is much lower than our minimum detectable level of ~0.1 Bq/L. The same would go for any measurement elsewhere in the world — if I-131 is detected, I-129 would be several orders of magnitude weaker, due to its much longer half-life.
    http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2115


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  • isogoodhumans

    Dr Goodheart

    re: "VA – List Of Diseases And Cancers Associated with Ionizing Radiation Exposure"

    After Chernobyl the biggest disease caused by Cs 137 was heart disease. Thats where Chernobyl heart comes from.

    But heart disease would be a costly addition for the VA.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Their list didn't include HEART disease? That's crazy.

      In addition, radiation weakens the immune system, so it can be a contributing factor in ANY disease.

      But more genome testing is now being done. Like with thyroid cancer, they may have isolated the mutated genes which keep tumors growing instead of shutting them down.


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  • alpha spectrometry,gas proportional counting,gamma spectrometry, andliquid scintillation counting. By the time you do all that you should have a complete list of all the radionuclides found in say a 100 gallon sample of seawater. Thats how this story should be reported and a weekly test of this sort reporting all radionuclides found in seawater be distributed to the people.


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  • petero

    I live in Ocean Falls, British Columbia, a small remote, water access only coastal community halfway up to Alaska from the American border in an area called the Central Coast.

    In early 2013 I bought a GQ Geiger Mueller Counter to see what the radiation levels are in my community. Since then I have checked the levels for a day or two once or twice a month.

    The meter needs to interface with a computer for logging so regular readings are taken inside my house.

    Until about January 20, 2014 these readings averaged 18 to 20 CPM and .07 to .09 uSv/h.

    Since January 20, 2014 the levels have steadily increased to currently averaging 55 CPM, peaking as high as 75 CPM, and averaging .31 to .43 uSv/h.

    The increase since January 20th 2014 is substantial and seems to be sustained. The averages will often drop 10 cpm for an hour or so but consistently continue to reach new peaks.

    I am not an expert and currently understand that 100 CPM is the bottom level considered to be of concern. The local readings have not reached this level yet but they have risen a substantial portion of the way to it. At the current rate of increase that level will be reached in the next week or so.

    I am now doing daily screen captures of 24hr graphs and some hourly and minute graphs as well.

    If this trend continues I will make them available online with links here.

    I would appreciate clarification from someone more knowledgeable than myself that my understanding that 100 CPM is of…


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  • http://www.perkinelmer.com/Catalog/Family/ID/Quantulus%20Family

    Bottom line, unless you have one of these in your basement, you must rely on expert opinion.


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  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Here is an article which throws considerable life on Japan and the Japanese character: <b> Inside the Japanese Matrix<b>
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/02/04/inside-the-japanese-matrix/

    I have been struggling to understand why the Japanese response to Fukushima has been so anemic compared with the Russian response to
    Tchernobyl. This may be the key.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Today I saw a million people march in the streets.

    Today I saw a million people with one cause.

    Today I saw a million people shouting in unison.

    Today I saw a million people think as one, for a moment.

    Today I saw a million people speak with one voice.

    For football…


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  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    http://www.smh.com.au/action/printArticle?id=30014343

    Fukushima wash-up to hit US coast this year
    S
    Jacob Adelman
    Published: February 5, 2014 – 10:32AM

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    Tokyo: Seaborne radiation from Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the US this year.

    That's raising concerns among some Americans including the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfax, California, which passed a resolution on December 6 calling for more testing of coastal seafood.

    At the same time, oceanographers and radiological scientists say such concerns are unwarranted given existing levels of radiation in the ocean.

    The runoff from the Japanese plant will mingle with radiation released by other atomic stations, such as Diablo Canyon in California. Under normal operations, Diablo Canyon discharges more radiation into the sea, albeit of a less dangerous isotope, than the Fukushima station, which suffered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

    "There's a point to be made that we live in a radioactive world and the ocean just has radioactive isotopes in it," said Ken Buesseler, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, who forecasts the Fukushima plume will arrive in the US early this year. "People have a limited knowledge of radioactivity."

    At Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Dai-Ichi station, where three reactors melted down after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, about 300…


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  • pjrsullivan

    The authority to issue our money in their hands, has allowed our nuclear war fighting crowd to mine our planet with nuclear Boom Booms.

    They've shot their blast bolt, we need to have the authority to issue our money in our hands to get rid of them and their waste bolt. We need to have the authority to issue our money to shut this dirty bomb power plant down.

    To take hold of the authority to issue our money, labor will need to STRIKE THEM OUT.

    With our money they are waging wars in 74 nations. Only if labor will act and STRIKE THEM OUT do we have any chance here.

    They've attacked us with vast quantities of nuclear bombs. We continue to exist only by the love of God.

    Will you not give us a hand labor before their dirty bomb completely contaminates our fields and air?

    Get them off of us labor. Take our purse in to your hands. STOP THE WAR. Shut this dirty bomb down. These are not Japanese people that are stoking the Hitachi-GE dirty bomb, they are hybrid shell Judah people. They have attacked us with nuclear blast weapons. For their genocide perpetrated against us, they have no defensible rights now.

    They're waging their eternal war upon the human race. The power of our purse is allowing them to do it. We need labor to take control of the issue of our money into its own hands.

    Their mafia has failed and they just show no wisdom.

    "They've poisoned my village. I want them off."

    http://bitchworld.weebly.com/ufo-prevent-nuclear-shots


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  • We Not They Finally

    It's UNBELIEVABLE that the "scientist" quoted in the above article could possibly think that sea water is the only way to transmit radioactive iodine to the U.S. Completely unbelievable. He never even heard of the Gulf Stream?? Like AIR currents??


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Thiemens pointed out that even at Chernobyl, the worst effects of the radiation were felt in about a 1,000-mile ratio. San Diego is roughly 5,500 miles from the Japanese coast. The radiation and radioactive particles generated at the Fukushima reactor are akin to green water in a bottle. Dump that water in the ocean and see how long it takes before you can still see the green in all that blue, Thiemens said.

    Fukushima and Chernobyl are not comparable..do to nuclear material originally onsite..the about of nuclear material x-containment.
    And a very important fact.
    The nuclear material x-containment..is now in a molten form below the reactors and in contact with the groundwater.
    This groundwater and perhaps the corium itself in contact with the ocean.

    Not including the original 'dump'..some from reactor 1..definitely from 3…2 I suspect subsurface contact…tons of groundwater is being released from Fukushima on a daily basis.

    They have to sell dilution..but it isn't..it's dispersal.
    A huge amount to begin with..in aerial plume and now the waited water transport..but behind it is a continuous outflow of radioisotopes..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Thiemens pointed out that even at Chernobyl, the worst effects of the radiation were felt in about a 1,000-mile ratio. San Diego is roughly 5,500 miles from the Japanese coast. The radiation and radioactive particles generated at the Fukushima reactor are akin to green water in a bottle. Dump that water in the ocean and see how long it takes before you can still see the green in all that blue, Thiemens said."

    This should be in quotes..


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    • Sickputer

      The dilution theory ("the Pacific is vast with a gazillion gallons") is only useful as a truthful example if ocean currents and radioactive pollution behaved in a dissolvable and 360 degree pattern.

      The oceans don't swirl 360 degrees and the nuclear power plant fallout and water waste radioactive particles (nearly two thousand variants) do not uniformly behave like sugar crystals in hot water.

      The ocean currents are defined and may be likened to rivers in the ocean. They keep detritus together for thousands of miles without losing large percentages to dissolution. Some forms of radiation like cesium 137 resist vertical and lateral dispersion while in a major ocean current (river).

      Fast-talking smiling scientists with big government grants do not tell the truth. A sizable amount of the radiation debris from Japan is staying intact in a defined column and width of a known ocean current. A plume if you will.

      That dangerous plume is not totally dispersing/diluting in the "vast" Pacific ocean.

      A sizable amount of deadly Fukushima isotopes begins arriving soon near lands of the Northern Hemisphere continents and islands.

      Despite reassuring words of advice from glib scientists, the plume will be supplemented by more fresh deposits coming from the three melt-down, melt-through, and melt-out coriums in the ocean mudstone layers of Fukushima Daiichi lagoon. The plume never ends.

      Build an ocean wall and stop the plumes at the source. Words can't stop it.


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  • Nick

    Iodine-129 has a half-life of 15.7 million years; iodine-131 has a half-life of about 8 days. Both emit beta particles upon radioactive decay.
    http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/iodine.html#wheredoes

    Why look for 1odine-129?

    What about cesium-134/137? Plutonium? Etc.

    Seems the experts really don't want to derail the nuclear gravy train.


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  • The Re-Public
    publican
    pub·li·can
    puhb-li-kuhn
    noun

    Roman History . a person who collected public taxes.

    any collector of taxes, tolls, tribute, or the like.
    Origin:
    1150–1200; Middle English Latin pūblicānus. See public, -an

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    publican ˈpʌblɪkən

    — n

    In today's government a public contractor, esp one who farmed the taxes of a province

    C12: from Old French publicain, from Latin pūblicānus tax gatherer, from pūblicum state revenues
    publican
    c.1200, "tax-gatherer," from O.Fr. publician 12c., from L. publicanus "a tax collector," originally an adj., "pertaining to public revenue," from publicum "public revenue," noun use of neuter of publicus . Original sense in Matt. xviii 17, etc.; meaning "keeper
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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    Publican definition

    one who farmed the taxes e.g., Zacchaeus, Luke 19:2 to be levied from a town or district, and thus undertook to pay to the supreme government a certain amount. In order to collect the taxes, the publicans employed subordinates 5:27; 15:1; 18:10, who, for their own ends, were often guilty of extortion and peculation. In New Testament times these taxes were paid to the Romans, and hence were regarded by the Jews as a very heavy burden, and hence also the collectors of taxes, who were frequently Jews, were…


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