“Like the plot of a summer horror flick”: All along Canada’s Pacific coast, mussels are dying… Bodies are swollen by cancerous tumors — Unprecedented mutations allowing cancer to spread from one species to another like a virus — Scientists: “It’s beyond surprising” (VIDEO)

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Washington Post, Jun 22, 2016 (emphasis added): All along the western Canadian coast, mussels are dying. Their blobby bodies are swollen by tumors. The blood-like fluid that fills their interiors is clogged with malignant cells. They’re all sick with the same thing: cancer. And it seems to be spreading. For all its harrowing, terrifying damage, the saving grace of cancer has always been that it dies with its host. Its destructive power comes from turning victims’ own cells against them and making them run amok. But when molecular biologist Stephen Goff biopsied these mussels, he found something strange. The tumor cells didn’t have the same DNA as their host. Instead, every mussel was being killed by the same line of cancerous cells, which were jumping from one individual to the next like a virus

National Geographic, Jun 23, 2016: It sounds like the plot of a summer horror flick: Malignant cells floating in the sea, ferrying infectious cancer everywhere they go. The story is all too true, say scientists who’ve made a discovery they call “beyond surprising.”… “The evidence indicates that the tumor cells themselves are contagious – that they can spread from one clam to another in the ocean,” says biochemist and immunologist Stephen Goff of Columbia University, co-author, along with Michael Metzger of Columbia, of a paper reporting the results in the journal Cell. These mussels are one of four species of mollusks affected. The mussels at Copper Beach in West Vancouver, Canada, are infected with the disease. This week the team reported new findings in the journal Nature. The transmissible cancer has been discovered in… mussels (Mytilus trossulus) in West Vancouver… Mytilus trossulus is the main native intertidal mussel in the northern Pacific. In North America, it’s found from California to Alaska… The cancer, it’s believed, originated in one unfortunate mollusk. It’s astounding, Goff says, that a leukemia that has killed countless clams traces to one incidence of the disease… What will happen in other mollusk species?  Ominously, says Goff, “It’s too soon to know.”

University of British Columbia, Jun 23, 2016: 1st contagious cancer that spreads between species — UBC scientists were involved in research that found the first contagious cancer that can spread between species, CBC News reported. The leukemia-like disease seems to be widespread among shellfish with hinged shells, or bivalves, like clams, mussels and cockles. Environment Canada scientists worked with UBC researchers to collect mussels in West Vancouver and Esquimalt, B.C. and test them for cancer.

CBC News, Jun 22, 2016: Contagious cancers are a scary idea to begin with, but scientists have made some startling new discoveries about them – they are likely more common in nature than originally thought, and some can even spread between species… Mussels living off the coast of British Columbia [are] prone to the contagious cancer… scientists reported Wednesday in Nature… Canadian scientists collected mussels in West Vancouver, above, and Esquimalt, B.C. They then took them back to the lab and screened them for cancer… Sherry worked with Reinisch and scientists at the University of British Columbia to collect mussels in West Vancouver and Esquimalt, B.C. Then they took them back to the lab and screened them for cancer… Samples that tested positive for leukemia were sent to Goff and his postdoctoral researcher Michael Metzger, lead author of the new paper, for genetic analysis. That analysis showed that not all the mussels with leukemia had a contagious cancer – in some cases, the cancer had developed from an individual’s own cells, as is typically the case. But contagious cancers were found in all three species, and were typically clones from a single individual… Stephen Goff, a professor of microbiology at Columbia University who also co-authored the new paper, is interested in finding out what mutations allowed the transmissible cancer to spread to other individuals.

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  • harv33021

    Who would have ever thought such a thing could happen? (sarc) Now what?

    • And, deerrrr..
      All of the sea-life has the same sort of cancer. This means it must be a contagious cancer, right?
      Oh, Science; DEEERRR.
      (No, that's not it!)

      Oh, but, don't you DARE call it FUKUSHIMA RADIATION!!

    • 4Yahshua

      And dead huge whales are washing up here on Orange County CA beaches. Great White sharks are patrolling near shore closing down beaches. MORE FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT! No, I don't go anywhere near the Pacific Ocean.

  • They are "more common in nature than previously thought" should be changed to

    "The contagious cancers are more common in nature, since Fukushima mutated the diseases to a much more deadly type."

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      There was an article a couple months ago about contagious cancer in Tasmanian Devils and dogs.

      https://www.rt.com/news/327480-research-new-contagious-cancer/

      • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

        No doubt there will be a fancy new vaccine to "protect us from contagious cancers." The vaccine pimps like Bill Gates will say , "Don't worry what's in the vaccine. If you don't take it you cannot go to school or work so shut up, roll up your sleeves and let us inject you peasants with live cancer virus'." Bill Gates who repeatedly states he wants to reduce the global population. Bill Gates who is being sued by India because his evil polio vaccine PARALYZED 47,000 INDIAN CHILDREN! Bill Gates who wants to sell the world small modular liquid sodium cooled nuclear reactors.

    • Can't bring up Fukushima OR Radiation, Stock.
      You know better than to say that.

      It's a, "contagious cancer between species!"
      Cuz, yeah, that's how cancer travels. It couldn't have a thing to do with radiation in the waters or in the air or FILTERED in the SAND, where these poor creatures (did) live!

      Cripes!
      Science is such a dip.

    • hamster

      Good point, sigh.

  • stock here

    I believe that I may have discovered the smoking gun describing how radiation can be killing off so many important parts of the food chain, and decay chain on land and in water.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-scientific-basis-for-destruction-of.html

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Makes a person wonder what nature may have in store for the human population. As the radioactive crap from Fuku continues to escape into the environment, things like this only become MORE likely.

    • Well said, unfortunately that was very well said. stock out

      • DUDe DUDe

        "..As the radioactive crap from Fuku continues to escape into the environment, things like this only become MORE likely.."

        And that escape into is not just a stream passing by..unlike bananas and such..but cumulating in lifeforms..like the skin is the local dam..sealing againts leaks sealfhealing like only Mother Nature could..i guess her wisdom "didden't see us coming"..nuclear , war and all..:(

  • Ki11more Ki11more

    Sounds like this 'new' type of cancer will likely start to be used to downplay the vast amount of cancers which are almost ready to really start making their appearance felt due to vast ongoing contamination from the ongoing man-made nuclear disaster site that once was Fukushima Daiichi …tick…tock…tick…tock

    • Fukushima Nuclear Mega Disaster Radioactive Contamination Is Found Many Thousands Of Miles Away Inside Alaska Lichen, Caribou, Arctic Snow, Sea Animals Like Salmon, Clams, Seals, Walruses, Polar Bears
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/fukushima-radiation-found-in-alaska.html

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      CBC – "Contagious cancers are a scary idea to begin with, but scientists have made some startling new discoveries about them – they are likely more common in nature than originally thought […]"

      No, cancers are increasing and contagious cancer is new. Mutant cancer. The title of this "horror film" is It Came From Fukushima."

      Downplay is right.

      Oh, they say "we are just looking harder and have better testing equipment now… it was always there." No, mussels were fine. It doesn't take technology to distinguish a healthy mussel from a slimy mess of sea snot.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

    I don't believe that there is a contagious form of cancer. They are just lying because there is so much radioactive contamination from Fukushima and elsewhere around the planet. Everything is dying, not because of contagious transmission. They just won't admit bioaccumulation in the food chain and all the water is so terribly contaminated. Claiming contagious cancer is just a myth concocted so the insurance companies won't have to pay out and the nuclear murderous industry will keep stealing everyone's money. All they think about is just their own lifetime stretched out as long as possible and who among the elite cares if there is ever another generation. Destroying the environment for your own children is the same as eating your own children, the most despicable of crimes. They won't admit their own culpability for an earth that can no longer sustain life.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

      It's the destroyers of the planet who are responsible. They should hold Nuremberg Trials for all those who are destroying the environment. Bill Gates is one very guilty person with his support of SMOs and nuclear energy. All the Senators who voted against GMO labeling. All the manufacturers of biological and chemical weapons and nuclear weapons and energy. These people should not have any money at all. It should all be confiscated to feed the poor and these people should all be put in prison.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      That's the Spirit! 🙂

      When you poison and mutate your own and other's genomes with radiation contamination these rampant diseases and cancers should all be expected.

      The true cause of most cancers!
      http://owndoc.com/cancer/radiation-true-cause-of-cancer/

      Humans: the real threat to life on Earth!
      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/30/stephen-emmott-ten-billion

      The Calling!
      http://thecrowhouse.com/calling.html

    • jec jec

      I agree..so much radiation..all species are affected. They all have cancer due to high levels of Fukushima fallout, not a virus spreading it around. Has anyone looked at what happened at Bikini Atoll after the nuclear testing. Did the same 'disease' kill off sealife? Just saying…

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        I'm going to say the denuding of the water itself leads to an increase in toxic algae production in fresh and ocean waters.
        (Those clear and lifeless waters.)

        " In a major study by Dr. Takeshi Yasumoto, Professor of Food Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, a dinoflagellate which grows on the surface of algae has been identified. Many species of normally edible reef fish, the staple protein source for Pacific Islanders, become toxic when they feed on this dinoflagellate, causing in humans a severe food poisoning. Several thousands of cases are occurring annually in the South Pacific. This fish toxicity increases after changes in the coral ecosystem, and it is thought that the dinoflagellate grows more abundantly on algae which thrives on newly denuded surfaces of dying coral. The Gambier Islands represent an example of both epidemic proportions of ciguatera fish poisoning and an extraordinary amount of dead coral. The Marshall Islands, site of Kwajalein missile range, is also an area with high ciguatera fish poisoning rates."

        The Health of the Oceans — military waste accumulates

        https://ratical.org/radiation/inetSeries/HealthOceans.html

        Because bleaching..implies death of the ecosphere the coral reefs support.
        And if it is the coral ..well..
        Roll it all in..

        Coral reefs hit hard by bleaching
        http://earthsky.org/earth/coral-reefs-hit-hard-by-bleaching-3rd-year

    • Sickputer

      +311 anne. I think you are completely correct! The massive coverup of Fukushima nuclear poisons continues unabated. The ocean is declining into a barren wasteland devoid of all life.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    What? ..offshore from the land of superheroes?

    Surprisingly intricate history of Trudeau family in comic books
    7/5/2016

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/05/surprisingly-intricate-history-trudeau-family-appearing-comic-books-globalpost/86702018/

  • amberlight amberlight

    Fukushima and other sources of nuclear contamination (of which there are plenty) are not the only toxic assaults. Industrial pollutants, aerial spraying (chemtrails) and naval sonar testing are all contributing to the death toll. Because there is so much toxic trespass occurring it gives the psychopaths and their shills and useful idiots plenty of directions to point fingers. They can make up anything and it will sound plausible. Contagious cancer? Why not? The Dark Ages are beginning to look rational compared to these lunatic times we live (and die) in….

  • Agnes

    Washington Post. National Geographic. Who owns them now?

  • theworldisalie theworldisalie

    I'm sure it has nothing to do with the unheard of and never before seen amounts of nuclear waste floating around in the pacific ocean.

    If a banana tree fell into the ocean it would be worse.

  • curly

    Mussels with leukemia? Mussels with contagious cancer? Their bloody bodies are swollen with tumors? The Pacific Ocean is really getting scary. Were there mussels with cancer before Fuku melted down. Is there any documentation? Contagious cancer—WTF??? I quit surfing last year because of Fuku. The Pacific is not the fountain of youth.

  • razzz razzz

    Sounds like bull. They don't go into much detail. Cancerous cells are mutations that feed from the blood supply of the host. Basically cancers are a parasite. What caused the cells to become cancerous is not mentioned.

    Granted anything is possible but in a rare event of transferring a cancerous cell from one animal to another and have the cancerous cell survive during the out of body experience let alone reestablishing itself as a viable cancer inside another host does not account for mass kill offs such as being found in these clams.

    Radioactive particles would be more believable being transferred between these clams and causing cancerous cells. Once radiation from some radioisotope causes a cell mutation leading to cancerous growth, the radioisotope could easily travel elsewhere to cause the cell mutation again and again.

    But do not worry, these clams are safe to eat and only these clams are dying of 'leukemia-like' cancer. Unbelievable.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Yup sounds like bullshit. Could be some mutant thing, but probably just a story for gullible "sheeple." I guess they would do anything to avoid public awareness of what they have done

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Highlights from the 1 minute, 21 second video from Columbia Medicine:

    "In new research……there's been cross-species transmission, of this cancer. …at least, in the oceans, contagious cancers are much more common than we thought.

    …perfectly safe we think for you to continue to enjoy your seafood dinner." Stephen Goff

    Without questioning whether Fukushima or other derived radionuclides cause or enable these sorts of disease epidemics in our ocean and foods, it seems irresponsible to recommend continued consumption of infected species…in the name of human medicine, no less.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "Plot of a summer horror flick" indeed.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Everything is rigged and a scam and/or conspiracy in motion, but here they actually caught a few.

    Only a couple million more to go and they should go after all the Nuke Pukes next!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3679057/Four-former-Barclays-bankers-rigged-global-rates-like-bookmakers-trying-nobble-horse-Grand-National-jailed-total-17-years.html

  • Mainstream in response rolls out with "too much internet is destroying your immune system" but meanwhile cross-specie contamination of cancer is ok…haha – Did you see the researcher say "We THINK – it's ok for you to still enjoy your seafood…" from WP video here:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/06/22/scientists-just-doubled-the-number-of-known-contagious-cancers/

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/much-time-online-damages-immune-8369363

  • Vitiligo; Skin Whitening, Depigmentation, Chemicals, And Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Fallout Link
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2016/07/vitiligo-skin-whitening-depigmentation.html

  • Great news! 4 nuclear plants in USA to close!!!!

    And in Nevada a PUC commisioner (actual the head lawyer) was busted dead to rights, lambasting Solar using a fake name on Twitter, while deciding on related issues. She got her ass canned!

    Good work!
    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/07/usa-nuclear-is-dying-another-4-nuke.html

  • Jebus Jebus

    So they are saying clonal cancer.

    In clams and mussels, in this instance, of a very rare observation.

    http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2016/06/22/study-finds-contagious-cancers-spreading-among-several-species-shellfish/

    Creatures that are basically Nature's clones… Think about it.

    I'll bet those creatures, mussels and clams, have some of the fewest differences between individuals of the species.

    Even between the species of clams and mussels, I would believe that they are most clone like in their dna comparatively with higher order species.

    BTW, you gotta pay to play…

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v534/n7609/full/nature18599.html

    You can request it from ResearchGateNet… lol. Perfect name.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304348382_Widespread_transmission_of_independent_cancer_lineages_within_multiple_bivalve_species

    Very credentialed authors. Solitary correspondence contact.

    I believe they are stretching things a bit because it looks like they are actually saying, they have found cancer, as a parasitic species, looking to survive, not die with the host.

    No pondering, "GE, what could have caused that?" though…

    • Jebus Jebus

      From one of the referenced studies…

      Abstract

      Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) genes play a key role in immune response to infectious diseases, immunosurveillance, and self/nonself recognition. Matching MHC alleles is critical for organ transplantation, while changes in the MHC profile of tumour cells allow effective evasion of the immune response. Two unique cancers have exploited these features to become transmissible. In this review I discuss the functional role of MHC molecules in the emergence and evolution of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) and Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour (CTVT). High levels of genetic diversity at MHC genes play a critical role in protecting populations of vertebrate species from contagious cancer. However, species that have undergone genetic bottlenecks and have lost diversity at MHC genes are at risk of transmissible tumours. Moreover, evolution and selection for tumour variants capable of evading the immune response allow contagious cancers to cross MHC barriers. Transmissible cancers are rare but they can provide unique insights into the genetics and immunology of tumours and organ transplants.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20963591

      So, are they saying not so rare now, in this event they "detected", all of a sudden.

      Still, no pondering, "GE, what could have caused that?"…

    • Fukushima Fires create new nanoparticles:
      from Oct 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDZMhywXwHY

      IN THE ABOVE video/excerpt Leuren Moret talks about the affiliation of clay and filter feeders, and then of course I think most here are already aware of this document (TY Paul Langley):
      The Bioaccumulation of contamination in plankton, US Armed Forces, 1955
      https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/the-bioaccumulation-of-contamination-in-plankton-us-armed-forces-1955/

      Visible Food-chain-doom now on path downhill, with no brakes.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I recall Dana, a few years back, in some of the first vids, describing the shorelines, the bays and inlets, anywhere, around the world, as Nature's Nursery's…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Not anymore..those days are long gone.

      I saw no life on the west coast shorelines in 2011 and 2012 anywhere on land or in the ocean.

      I have posted pictures of scenic areas where the huge boats rest in paradise..and there was seen no wildlife in the air or water.

      Humans are in the process of killing the Earth..there can be no other explanation that this must be our master slave masters desire and goal.

      The eventual death of this entire planet.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

        I don't think that is their goal. They just aren't scientists and the scientists are paid for telling the elite what they want to hear. Their brains have already been ruined by nuclear radiation. After all, they watch the same movies and TV that everyone else watches. It is the blind leading the blind. They are on a merry-go-round and they don't want or know how to get off.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

          Trump is our court jester
          • Jul 30, 2015

          “Donald Trump is a joke, a fool! And as such, he fills a fairly essential role in the theater of American politics that has been long missing.
          “In medieval Europe, most courts had a fool, the court jester, to entertain the kings, queens and nobles with jokes and juggling. But their real value was in that they could say things others of the court dare not say. If the king trots out in a new suit of clothes, the nobles applaud and fawn and smile at the king, but the jester is allowed to say, ‘It looks like you are wearing a cherry parfait.’
          “The life of the jester is balanced on the thin edge of disaster, and a step too far is a step closer to the headsman. The role he plays is crucial, though. The king knows he can easily find a noble to tell him what he wants to hear. The noble knows that agreement is how their bread gets buttered, and thus ‘That's a beautiful new suit, your majesty.’ The fool is not similarly constrained and can tell the king what his nobles and his subjects are really thinking….”
          http://theworldlink.com/news/opinion/mailbag/trump-is-our-court-jester/article_8a921b63-095a-555b-adae-270fba687891.html

          • Disagree… a court jester was a truth teller, to be sure. But he did not make fun of foreigners, who may be visiting the king or doing deals. He did not demean women right in front of them, as the queen might call for his head. A court jester could not call for bombing a whole country out of existence. A court jester could not encourage beating up anyone who disagreed with whatever he said. Trump may qualify as a professional fool.

            Many courts throughout English royal history employed entertainers and most had professional fools, sometimes called licensed fools.

            In medieval times jesters entertained with a wide variety of skills: principal ones included songs, music, and storytelling; additional ones included acrobatics, juggling, telling jokes, and magic. Much of the entertainment was performed in a comic style and many jesters made contemporary jokes in word or song about people or events well known to their audiences.

            Jesters could also give bad news to the King that no one else would dare deliver. The best example of this is in 1340, when the French fleet was destroyed at the Battle of Sluys by the English. Phillippe VI's jester told him the English sailors "don't even have the guts to jump into the water like our brave French".[5]
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jester

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

              I think you are right. The article was written a whole year ago before anyone knew he would be a candidate and I think before he said so many outrageous statements. Maybe the article was written by one of his political advisers who wanted him elected.

              And maybe he has already crossed the line, because so many Republicans already in power don't want him for the candidate.

              I was just trying to make the point that I don't really think the power elite are deliberately trying to destroy the earth. Maybe some or many of the are psychopaths and they are not really able to have any emotion about the terrible consequences of their actions. Maybe they aren't capable of caring.

              I do really get the idea that when Monbiat (?) write something in support of nuclear power, he just wants to keep his job and says what the industry has told him to say.

              • Sociopaths and psychopaths actually BELIEVE that they are telling the truth when they lie.

                If a normal person repeats a lie often enough, they actually come to believe it. Cognitive dissonance.

                Propaganda works that way.

                Repeat a lie often enough, and most people will believe it to be true. The bigger the lie, the easier it is to 'sell', a la Hitler.

                Many pieces and parts of modern 'civilization' are programming people to believe things that are absolute lies, with not a shred of truth to them, including most of mass media.

                Programming people is much like programming a computer.

                Input garbage, and the output is garbage.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

                  I just finished reading a novel about a psychopath. When he got asked a question, he smiled and said "I plead the fifth." That's not the same as believing a lie. That is over confidence in oneself.

                  • An Antisocial Personality doesn’t believe his or her lies — but that doesn’t bother them. It’s actually worse than that. They are only concerned that their victim believes the lie and for that reason, if they suspect you aren’t totally accepting their current lie, they will offer additional lies and promises until you are convinced. A physically abusive Antisocial Personality will actually blame his victim for the assault and if the victim doesn’t accept the lie, they will quickly use another lying strategy such as a promise to enter therapy, stop drinking, etc. When confronted, their major goal is to escape the consequences of their behavior — nothing else really matters. Once the lie works to their benefit, such as avoiding arrest or marital separation, they return to their previous behavior.
                    https://askthepsych.com/atp/2009/03/03/sociopath-lies/

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

                      Thanks, DrG. I've read about 10 books now of the 20 or more I bought on amazon.com. I'm reading a book now by Moscovici and just finished her novel called The Seducer. She is an extremely perceptive writer and it took forever to read the novel because she has so many insights on every page.

                      There are so many sad stories in our world.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

                      Moscovici, Dangerous Liaisons,p. 158:

                      "They can't feel empathy for you. Consequently, they don't feel genuinely sorry for hurting you. They see your love as a sign of weakness, not generosity. They will exploit you for as long as you let them.

                      "Although I've said that some psychopaths become furious when you leave them, most don't. You weren't important enough to them. Because they form only shallow attachments, psychopaths also detach very easily. They can replace you with someone else within a matter of days,if not hours…

                      "As we've seen, psychopaths exercise a hypnotic control over their partners. Brown documents in "Women Who Love Psychopaths" that they often talk in a smooth, mesmerizing manner, using rhythmic repetitions, like music, like an incantation ("Women Who Love Psychopaths", 174-186)…."

                    • unincredulous unincredulous

                      Ten percent of my paycheck for a month. OK. We're good now. Can I have a ten percent raise, now?

            • Doc G
              Hillary is a witch, willing to do the bidding of the powers that be.

              stock out

          • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

            I'll choose a clown over a criminal

            • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

              Hillary is a pro nuclear criminal who owns stock in nuclear companies. She has been and will continue to import radioactive fukufoods with zero rad testing

        • Jebus Jebus

          Nobody in charge of too many in charge of nothing, all for corporate singularity. Me.

          Not very symbiotic. So denial flows into the river Styx…

          • DUDe DUDe

            Well said Jebus..corporate singularity..choking in itself..like the giant cancer it is..and still unable to let go of the looping algoritme to hell/life cant compute it is created by..

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Gee. I don't know we have had a very long history of warnings that what we were doing was wrong..the wrong direction to take with our progress agendas… and the last time I checked we had almost 2 billion fossil fuel burning cars/trucks driving all over the planet every day and about 15,000 fossil fuel burning planes flying overhead each day.

          Nope.. it really looks like they want and are promoting the death of everything..
          https://www.aip.org/history/climate/timeline.htm

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha)

            I've personally known in the distant past some elites. They are just ordinary people. They really aren't dreaming of ways to destroy the planet. Maybe like most people they wear blinders to get through the day. They have enough money and position that they are cushioned from the cares of the rest of the world.

            I don't have enough money to go to my class reunions at Stanford, but, in addition, the activities are planned to make everyone feel good and helps them to keep on those blinders. So I definitely don't want to spend my time that way though I do miss the opportunity to meet again with people I once knew. But I'm way too far from that life to want to go back.

            Most people wear blinders because the truth of nuclear contamination is just too horrific and painful to bear.

            PS, I think Putin is just sabre rattling.

  • I only showed all the mussels are already gone its on my web site . Everything else in the tidal pools was also gone . I can assure you that is true after spending 260 days on the Canadian BC Pacific Ocean in Canada and covering 15,000 miles of tidal zones and shore lines . All I got in return is constantly demonized attacked and vilified while everyone ignores the research . Hey lets attack Dana his research does not matter the nuke liars say he offended them . Raw raw raw let attack Dana while ignoring Dana Durnford Fukushima expedition For life . Its like the Fukushima Expedition Never not existed when its in reality it is the actual work . What are you waiting for are you waiting for someone else to do the trips and then say hey its all gone . I don,t know what else I,m suppose to do .

    • DUDe DUDe

      Hi Dana..we had a major troll here for a few years responsible for most of the attacks on you from this place iirc..he's not here now..thanks for all you do..

    • Jebus Jebus

      No matter how, Dana, you are just the messenger.

      Awareness is awareness. The message is obvious.

      I think your message made a difference.

      Disingenious are those who attack the messenger.

      Nature's Nursery's struck me as just truthful logic.

      The foundations of the planet's ecosystem.

      Now, it has spawned parasitic cancer? Species jumping?

      Stories of denial…

      Still, no one asking, GE, how could that happen?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Good Job Dana!

      You did the entire world a great service by documenting the Nuclear onslaught still going on!

      It is very hard for any of these Nuke Pukes to argue with your videos and collected evidence that was overwhelming.

      Pretty hard to argue with these links and images too!

      We simply can not shut these Nuclear Power Plants down fast enough.
      https://www.google.com/search?q=Chernobyl+%2B+Du+weapon+cancers,+deformities+and+mutations&espv=2&biw=1013&bih=548&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWwMKH6eLNAhUBbRQKHcmQAIMQ_AUIBigB

    • Keep going Dana… don't stop.

      The Deep Pacific Ocean Is Broken/Dead; Devoid Of Life For Thousands Of Miles, Where It Used To Be Filled With Life, Tide Pools From Mexico To BC Sterilized, Devoid Of 99 Percent Of What Used To Be There
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-deep-pacific-ocean-is-brokendead.html

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Don't give up Dana. What you have done is appreciated, and necessary. Know that all the haters, shills and paid trolls are just an indicator of how worried the nukers are of your research.
      Ban Reactors Forever
      Clean Up the Nuke Wastes
      Death Sentences for Criminal Nukers

    • Ya Dana, your work is very important, in time it will be mainstream news.

      Along with the criminal scientists, who deserve Nuremberg trials.

      stock out

    • papacares papacares

      thanks Dana, it is not easy being a pioneer as Gandhi said
      1st they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they jail (fight) you, then they join you, then you win
      problem with nuke is, what will be left when win time arrives.
      You did a great service to humanity, however humanity is just to ignorant to understand so they make up whatever it is their stupidity will allow. They are voyagers without a compass and possess the reptilian intellect; when faced with a problem,they only know how to attack it, run away from it or try to eat it

    • Silverlok Silverlok

      " I don,t know what else I,m suppose to do ."
      Dana, sir
      Nicola Tesla was the mind that gave us almost everything great in the world electric (as we know it a hundred years later)…yet TIME magazine never put him on the '100 most influential people of the century' list.

      You sir are now in that same boat; the criminals that think they are "elite" and 'in power' would like your science to be as invisible as possible.

      what i am saying is; what you have already done is epic and legendary…and the truth is not a concealable event in this case, though the social timescale for 'acceptance' of those facts is in direct relation to cultural and sociological preconceptions (or programing if you like ).

      So, despair not …a friend of mind in a rock band once said:" no matter how good or bad you are if you stay in the scene for ten years you make"it"…the essence of that meaning when a critical mass of people are exposed to your data it will not die even if the politically driven narrative wants it to.

    • Dana. You are the closest thing to a superhero that I'll ever know. It is more than depressing to see how you've been ignored. I wish I could send you money but my job pays so little and the state is garnishing my wages for something they say I earned 9 years ago. Treading water and gasping for breath. But I want you to know how much I appreciate you and the volumes if information you organized to well. ( and you playing the yellow guitar is the coolest ) Hugs.

  • Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently.

    You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf, or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, or email it. Put it everywhere, libraries, Churches, notice boards, web pages, forums, Facebook, and tweet! Think outside the box.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lifesaver.pdf

    From Chemfood – Please help Us Get the Rad Word Out, People… Fukushima Business Cards 4 U! And everyone else, too! These nifty cards are easy to print and pass out and leave randomly about, where ever you please. Distribute liberally. Post to all social media.

    http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Fukushima-Business-Card-PDF.pdf

  • Uh, Guys…

    Did you realize that today most cruise ships, warships and oil rigs are pumping 250-1500 amps of DC electrical current into the seawater continuously around the hull and structure for ICCP cathodic protection from corrosion since the 1990s? Didn't mama ever tell them electricity and seawater don't mix? Less than 1 amp DC can kill. Divers require lockout tagout when working on them due to shock hazard. I have good lock on clusters of dolphins and whales dying nears shipping lanes and rigs.

    https://darkmattersalot.com/2016/07/06/shockapodalypse-now/

    I've missed you guys!

  • from a distance from a distance

    Remember:

    (1) Mussels act as water filters, cleaning water by filtering pollutants/contaminants

    Those pollutants/contaminants can get stuck in the flesh of the mussels

    (2) Radioactive HOT particles in mussels >>

    "…not only were particles collected by filter-feeders, but they could also be incorporated permanently into the tissues, giving high doses of radiation throughout the life of the organism, with the potential of transfer to a consuming organism. "

    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp156-c6.pdf

    (3) Studies showed that mussels uptake more radiation from atmospheric tests than any other consumable marine organism

    Knowing the 3 above facts, it's easy to see why mussels are getting cancers

  • from a distance from a distance

    By the way, the word "MUTATION" is a big tip-off that the mussels are being affected by radiation, because ionizing radiation is the top thing that induces mutations.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I guess the C-137 levels of nuclear contamination in the Pacific Ocean returning to "normal" is arbitrary then…

  • We Not They Finally

    It's a no-brainer that what all these poor creatures share is not just the cancers, but the WATER it is transmitted through. Who now wants to eat ANY sea creature from those waters? And what TESTING is being done of those waters? They needs to know what radionuclides to test FOR. Then please, please, please TELL us, instead of more "puzzled, baffled, mystified" crap.

    • theworldisalie theworldisalie

      who now wants to eat ANY sea creature from those Waters?

      Well unfortunately about 98% of the masses because 1% of them are completely out of their fucking minds and tell the other 97% that it's fine and they are believed.

      You cannot have a nuclear event like fukushima spewing into the world and the pacific ocean like it has for 5+ years non stop and still have a body of water on planet earth still viable for long term life support.

      It just does not work that way. We know what this nuclear shit from hell does, the ones in the industry do too, that's why they keep coming out with these outrageous claims to try and divert the spot light.

      This technology and human know how is a global killer. They know it but don't want to accept it or don't care because they know they will die before it truly matters.

      We know it but we can't seem to do anything because people do not pay attention to silent death.

      what else is there to say? The greedy insane fools have killed us all.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      99 bottles of Tritiated water on your cell walls, take one down, pass it around, 100 bottles of Tritiated water on your cell walls

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    WE have a blob alright..a blob of fake manmade radiation contamination decaying and releasing blob energy.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3679856/Forget-El-Ni-o-forecasters-say-Blob-blame-strange-seasonal-shifts-world-s-weather.html

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Calming Seas #1 – 11 Hours Ocean Sound for relaxation, yoga, meditation, reading, sleep, study https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f77SKdyn-1Y&index=3&list=RDndL6m5vHVhw

    relaxation, yoga, meditation, reading, sleep,

    mutation, contamination dispersal whatever floats your boat

  • razzz razzz

    Hundred thousands of years and all of a sudden we have a 'spontaneous' leukemia-like cancer outbreak among clams. Poisoning by algae (red tides) is one thing but cancer?

    I wonder if in the lab's saltwater aquarium they can reproduce the same cancerous effect using radio-cesiums. I hear radiocesiums are pretty nasty stuff when comparing short half lives to say, the longer half life of uranium.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Spongeblob Squareplants… must be the Mandela effect.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    TEpCo Custom Meltdowns, Inc.

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    I am surprised they can find any mussels alive, let alone those with cancer. If anyone else may have noticed the jet stream happened to "adjust" itself to mainly blow off Japan and the Pacific directly into Canada From April 2011 to June 2011 with some up and down movement in March. In other words when Fukupshima was on fire! The first website I found that touched on the radiation "hot button" was connectingthedots. This gut was taking small samples of rainwater (in British Columbia) in early 2011. The Geiger counter was going crazy when held near the samples. After finding ENE I went back to this guy's site and somehow he became pro-nuke! Go figure!

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    They were banking on Global Warming as a non-liable position for profits, but they had no idea Fukushima would heat things up the way it has.

    Nuclear: Oopsie.

    Welcome to hell fire.

    Fried oysters. http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=9100FKKX.txt Concentrations and Concentration Factors of Several Anthropogenic and Natural Radionuclides in Marine Vertebrates and Invertebrates. All pages.

    Fried caribou. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8854940 Sci Total Environ. 1996 Apr 5;182(1-3):53-73.
    Regional variation in radionuclide concentrations and radiation dose in caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in the Canadian Arctic; 1992-
    94. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10378999 Environ Health Perspect. 1999 Jul;107(7):527-37. Radionuclides in the lichen-caribou-human food chain near uranium mining operations in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

    Fried road kill. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11388731 Health Phys. 2001 Jun;80(6):602-4. Unusual 232Th and 238U contamination on some road surfaces in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

    Fried banana. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC390965/?tool=pmcentrez Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1985 Dec; 82(24): 8602–
    8605. PMCID: PMC390965 Biological effects of background radiation: mutagenicity of 40K.

    Fried brains. http://www.science.gov/topicpages/r/radionuclides+40k+238u.html# Science.gov Sample records for radionuclides 40k 238u

    Just messing with you guys…I know fired food isn't good for you…
    😉 Sushi?

  • Sol Man

    Global Extinction is what the corporations may have succeeded in delivering with their pursuit in profits over all. Some of the money assured to be for their agents in government in turn for the favorable legislation, so that they may continue.

  • rogerthat

    http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/07/fukushima-vieques-rocky-flats-radioactive-photos-tell-nuclear-stories/

    Fukushima, Vieques, Rocky Flats: Radioactive photos tell nuclear stories
    Ars speaks to artists about their unique approaches to cameras and nuclear energy.

    by Megan Geuss – Jul 8, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore.—In the cool, hushed atmosphere of Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography, a Geiger counter clicks steadily as I orient myself to the room. White walls, wood floors, and the faint, clean smell of an elementary school auditorium. I was here to see the "Reactive Matters" exhibit, a small collection of photography by three artists whose works document nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and the disasters that have peppered our history of experimenting with radioactive material.

    Photographing Superfund sites with buried nuclear waste and old reactor locations doesn’t always make for compelling visual media. Instead, these artists used radioactivity itself to build more interesting and abstract art. …

    Bolen’s featured works at Newspace include a series named after Vieques, an island belonging to Puerto Rico that was used for weapons testing by the United States between when the US bought about two-thirds of the island in 1941 and when the military left the island in 2003.

    According to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, "More than 80 million pounds of chemical weapons, bombs and ammunition were dropped …

    • rogerthat

      on the eastern portion of the island for a good part of the 20th century. Its soil still harbors bullets filled with radioactive depleted uranium and unexploded bombs."

      In 2010, about 7,000 residents of the island jointly sued the US Navy claiming that military operations on the island were the cause of Vieques’ higher-than-average rate of cancer, along with a slew of other long-term medical issues.

      A Puerto Rican Federal District Court dismissed the lawsuit, and the US First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that dismissal in 2012 due to the Navy’s right to sovereign immunity. …

  • rogerthat

    amazing stuff:

    http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/documentary_investigates_nuclear_power_new_york_to_fukushima/

    New Documentary Investigates Nuclear Power from New York to Fukushima
    BY ED RAMPELL – JULY 8, 2016

    A Conversation with Indian Point Director Ivy Meeropol

    • rogerthat

      https://nuclear-news.net/2016/07/06/writing-history-and-the-legacy-of-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-accident/

      Writing History and the Legacy of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
      Official histories are always full of omissions and strategic ambiguities. History is, after all, written by those in power.

      Howard Zinn, among many others, taught us (i.e., the governed or the “people”) the importance of documenting alternative histories that reflect the perspectives and empirical realities experienced by everyday people and by marginalized authorities whose unwillingness to parrot official narratives leads to their censure.

      The official Fukushima narrative is predicated upon four assumptions, all of which I call false:

      1. The plant is officially in cold shutdown and radiation contamination is contained

      2. No one died from the disaster and long term deaths are likely to be trivial

      3. Fukushima produced less environmental contamination than Chernobyl

      4. The indisputable ocean contamination produced by Fukushima is now gone …

  • rogerthat

    http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160707/p2a/00m/0na/003000c

    TEPCO to reuse tanks holding radioactively contaminated water at Fukushima plant

    July 7, 2016 (Mainichi Japan)

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will reuse highly contaminated tanks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant to store radioactively contaminated water after treatment, company sources said.

    The company will return contaminated water to flange-type tanks that had held such water after removing radioactive materials from the water using the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS). This is because TEPCO has failed to prevent contaminated water from being generated on the premises of the plant or to secure enough storage tanks to hold treated water.

    TEPCO had submitted the reuse plan to the Nuclear Regulation Authority, which approved it on July 6 or earlier. TEPCO is set to begin reusing contaminated tanks as early as this month.

    Flange-type tanks are assembled by tightening multiple steel plates with bolts. Since such tanks have higher risks of leaking contaminated water, TEPCO is gradually replacing them with tanks assembled by welding steel plates together.

    TEPCO is trying to freeze underground soil to surround reactor buildings at the Fukushima power plant to prevent underground water from flowing beneath them and becoming contaminated with radioactive materials. …

    • rogerthat

      However, as the efforts have proven ineffective, the utility has decided to reuse flange-type tanks, which it had initially planned to dismantle.

      Massive amounts of water are flowing onto the premises of reactor buildings at the atomic power station, generating some 400 tons of radioactively contaminated water a day. TEPCO uses ALPS to purify contaminated water, but the system cannot remove radioactive tritium.

      The power company has stored the treated water mainly in welded-type tanks. There are already 1,000 water tanks on the premises of the power station.

      Go to The Mainichi Home Page

      • rogerthat

        http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160705/p2a/00m/0na/012000c

        Reuse of radioactive soil feared to trigger illegal dumping

        July 5, 2016 (Mainichi Japan)

        An Environment Ministry decision to allow reuse of radioactively contaminated soil emanating from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in public works projects has prompted experts to warn against possible dumping of such soil under fake recycling.

        The ministry formally decided on June 30 to allow limited use of soil generated from decontamination work after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster in mounds under road pavements and other public works projects, as long as the soil contains no more than 8,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium. The decision was made despite questions raised during a closed meeting of the ministry over incompatibility with the decontamination criteria for farmland soil.

        The Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors sets the safety criteria for recycling metals and other materials generated from the decommissioning of nuclear reactors at no more than 100 becquerels per kilogram, and requires materials whose radiation levels exceed that level to be buried underground as "radioactive waste." The figure of 100 becquerels is derived from the International Commission on Radiological Protection's standards that annual radiation exposure of up to 0.01 millisieverts poses negligible health risks. …

        • rogerthat

          However, the Fukushima disaster has disseminated radioactive materials outside the crippled nuclear plant across far wider areas than expected.

          Under the special measures law on decontamination of radioactive materials, which was fully put into force in January 2012, waste whose radiation levels top 8,000 becquerels per kilogram is called "designated waste" and must be treated by the government, while waste with radiation levels of 8,000 becquerels or lower can be treated in the same way as regular waste.

          The figure of 8,000 becquerels comes from the upper limit of annual radiation exposure doses for ordinary citizens under the reactor regulation law, which is set at 1 millisievert.

          Regarding the double safety standards of 100 becquerels and 8,000 becquerels, the Environment Ministry had earlier explained that the former is for "reuse" and the latter for "waste disposal."

          However, the recent Environment Ministry decision to allow the reuse of contaminated soil in public works projects runs counter to its earlier explanation.

          The ministry is trying to reconcile that difference by insisting that the radiation levels of tainted soil could be kept under 100 becquerels if mounds using such soil were covered with concrete and other materials to shield radiation.

          During a closed meeting of the ministry that discussed the matter, some attendants raised questions over inconsistencies with the decontamination criteria for farmland soil. …

          • rogerthat

            In April 2011, in the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdowns, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries restricted rice planting in paddies whose radiation levels topped 5,000 becquerels per kilogram of soil.

            While the restriction was effective for just one year, the same criteria has been in place for ensuing decontamination, where surface soil of more than 5,000 becquerels is removed and surface soil under that level is replaced with deeper layers.

            It is inconsistent to strip away soil of more than 5,000 becquerels while recycling soil with the same level of radiation. However, attendants of the closed meeting never discussed the matter in detail, nor did the issue come up for discussion at an open meeting.

            The radioactivity concentration of contaminated soil is higher than that of earthquake debris, whose treatment caused friction across the country on the heels of the Fukushima crisis.

            Therefore, officials attending an open meeting of the ministry discussed the introduction of incentives for users of tainted soil, with one saying, "Unless there are motives for using such soil, regular soil would be used instead." …

            • rogerthat

              Kazuki Kumamoto, professor at Meiji Gakuin University specializing in environmental policy, criticized the ministry's move, saying, "There is a high risk for inverse onerous contracts, in which dealers take on contaminated soil in exchange for financial benefits."

              There have been a series of incidents involving such contracts, in which waste was pressed upon dealers under the guise of "recycled materials," such as backfill material called ferrosilt and slag generated from iron refining.

              "If contaminated soil was handed over under inverse onerous contracts, there is a risk that such soil could be illegally dumped later. Reuse of tainted soil would lead to dispersing contamination," Kumamoto said.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Contagious cancer story is the most bs yet. Any five year old can connect the dots: Fukushima spewing radiation carried by ocean currents to West Coast.

  • rogerthat

    https://vimeo.com/173869023

    Fukushima Flowers
    from Dick Visser14 hours agomore

    This work of installation art was made after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan following the great earthquake and tsunami on 11 march 2011.

    This work of art is about the effects of radiation on humans and nature. People still become ill or die by exposure to radiation. Flowers and plants also show malformations due to radioactivity. It asks guestions as: “What’s left of nature in near future?”, ”In a while are there only metal flowers left?” and “How will we arrange our power supplies?”

    The flowers are made out of reinforcing rods with regulators from gas cylinders (2014).

  • rogerthat

    https://jci.org/articles/view/88434/version/2/pdf/render

    The Journal of Clinical Investigation OP-ED
    jci.org Volume 126 Number 7 July 2016 2385

    The Fukushima nuclear disaster is ongoing
    Andrew R. Marks

    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.

    The 5th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and the 30th anniversary
    of the Chernobyl disaster, the two most catastrophic nuclear accidents
    in history, both occurred recently.

    Images of Chernobyl are replete with
    the international sign of radioactive contamination (a circle with three
    broad spokes radiating outward in a yellow sign).

    In contrast, ongoing
    decontamination efforts at Fukushima lack international warnings about
    radioactivity.

    Decontamination workers at Fukushima appear to be
    poorly protected against radiation.

    It is almost as if the effort is to make
    the Fukushima problem disappear.

    A more useful response would be to
    openly acknowledge the monumental problems inherent in managing a
    nuclear plant disaster.

    Lessons from Chernobyl are the best predictors of
    what the Fukushima region of Japan is coping with in terms of health and
    environmental problems following a nuclear catastrophe. …

    • rogerthat

      About the author
      Andrew R. Marks is the chair of the Department
      of Physiology, founding director of
      the Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular
      Cardiology, and professor of Medicine and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at
      Columbia University. He is a member of
      the National Academy of Sciences, the
      National Academy of Medicine, and the
      American Academy of Arts and Sciences
      and served as editor in chief of the JCI
      from 2002 to 2007. …

      – this is a fine overview of fukushima. it ends:

      … The continued high level of radioactivity
      removal efforts in the Fukushima
      region (entire hill sides have been denuded
      of surface soil) indicate that the Japanese
      government knows the health threat
      caused by the contamination remains.
      The lack of security, the failure to provide
      any of the internationally accepted protective warnings against radioactivity
      contamination (e.g., the universal threearmed
      black and yellow sign warning of
      radioactivity), and the absence of any
      warning signs for non-Japanese-speaking
      individuals, despite the active advertising
      campaign to attract tourists to view the
      cherry blossoms on this beautiful region
      of Japan, is disturbing. The possibility
      that individuals could access enormous
      amounts of radioactively contaminated
      dirt and transport it to a sensitive area in
      Japan or elsewhere is frightening.

  • Sol Man

    1. It is difficult to impossible to grow anything with topsoil removed. There go the crops.

    OT 2. Creativity is quashed in a corporatist (and police) state. You never get to know what might have been. Be programmed man!

  • flannelman flannelman

    Apparently it's crap and you all are spreading fear porn around here. Who knew?….. apparently this guy…

    https://youtu.be/3y5mMX3t70I

    • DUDe DUDe

      "..Apparently it's crap and you all are spreading fear porn around here.."

      Stating that infinite economic growth on a finite planet to feed infinite inequallity as a way of life is impossible and will/is creating a blowback for the numb bepedals behind comprehension is probably fearmongering too in your perception..

      Humans..refusing to switch their economy to one that produces strictly bio-degradable waste..knows not what to do with the results of that attitude..except just suffocating the whole bio-sphere in it..plastic everywhere..around your food..gulp gulp..in 5 seconds empty and useless now..lets give it its second use of killing animals for 100+ something years..

      And claiming everything is fine with an insult or two..

      And then there is the nuclear waste..same problem in attitude..millions of times more severe longterm consequences starting 70 years ago…

      And then there is fukushima..ongoing..a absolute minimum of 300 tons highly radioactif water gushing in the ocean for 5+ years..no serious effort to figure out a way to stop this in short or longterm in sight..

      All fearporn..no consequences are real..are you one of those ayn rand fans ?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Send this guy over to Fukushima and feed him fish for one year straight and see how he does..

  • dan dan

    Anyone remember when some sage told us that nook power would be so cheap, it wouldn't be worth metering?

    Looked at my power meter the other day, and I swear it was spinning at the speed of life.

  • Nick

    "The cells of the immune system are among the most highly radiosensitive cells in the body."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426842/

    When you process that reality, it makes perfect sense that compromised immune systems become prevalent as ionizing radiation floods the biosphere.

    Simpler lifeforms get a toe hold (fungi, bacteria, viruses, toxic algaes, etc.) and this and that disease gets a NAME and is confronted by the medical knights in their shining pharmaceutical armor.

    And in the mental realm…..

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483841/

    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/03/19/174651566/alzheimers-epidemic-now-a-deadlier-threat-to-elderly

  • Nick

    GMI

    You tell me you aren't seeing it this week in 'merica.

    All of us are going insane.

    The rads of nuclear are to blame (in part).

    So, too re the toxins we spew into our biosphere.

    Foul the nest.

    Rot the brain.

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