“Most catastrophic fisheries collapse in history” expected along West Coast — Official: “This is a nightmare, I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad” — Threat of “coast-wide fishing failure” (VIDEO)

Published: March 30th, 2017 at 12:43 pm ET


Yurok Tribe Press Release, Mar 24, 2017 (emphasis added): The Yurok Tribe is bracing for the far-reaching economic, cultural, and social challenges created by what is expected to be the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return… is the lowest on record… This unprecedented fisheries crash will have real consequences for the Yurok people… “This is a nightmare. I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe… The bleak 2017 forecast is linked to a three-punch combination, comprised of two straight years of extremely elevated juvenile fish disease levels, diminished river conditions and poor ocean health… “We are in crisis mode… [this is] the most terrible fisheries disaster in the Tribe’s history,” said Chairman O’Rourke.

KRCR News, Mar 24, 2017: The Yurok Tribe announced Friday that they are preparing for what they are calling, “The most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the Klamath River’s history.“ Yurok officials said that the amount Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river in 2017 is… the lowest number on record.

KRCR News transcript excerpt, Mar 24, 2017: “The Yurok Tribe is announcing a major disaster. They’ve been bracing for what they are expecting to be one of the most catastrophic fisheries collapse in the history of the Klamath River. The number of fall Chinook salmon predicted to return to the river this year is the lowest on record, that’s according to the tribe.”

Anderson Valley Advertiser, Mar 22, 2017: Salmon Runs Crash… With record low runs forecasted, the commercial and recreational ocean Chinook salmon fishing seasons in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) from Southern Oregon to north of Shelter Cove will be closed this season… Ocean salmon abundance is expected to be so low this year that the Pacific Fishery Management Council… is considering a statewide closure of the commercial Chinook salmon season… A PFMC press release… stated that “drought, disease, poor ocean conditions and other issues” are expected to reduce Klamath River Chinook salmon returns to a record low level… [Mike Burner, the PFMC’s deputy director said] “we are in unprecedented territory.”

The Record, Mar 21, 2017: Scientists believe the numbers of adult chinook salmon in the ocean this year are so low that recreational and commercial fishing seasons up and down the California coast will be drastically reduced…

Oregon Public Broadcasting, Mar 13, 2017: The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season… [Butch Smith, who chairs an advisory panel that helps the Pacific Fishery Management Council set salmon seasons] this year may end up being considered a coast-wide fishing failure.

Watch KRCR’s broadcast here

Published: March 30th, 2017 at 12:43 pm ET


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827 comments to “Most catastrophic fisheries collapse in history” expected along West Coast — Official: “This is a nightmare, I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad” — Threat of “coast-wide fishing failure” (VIDEO)

  • Sol Man

    One wonders how many of those thousands of radionuclides, and their daughters, are dissolved in the waters? Perhaps most of them, by degree.

  • Sol Man

    Are there three toxicity indexes: one for chemical toxicity, another for radioactive toxicity, and then one for a combination of the two?

    • Add heavy metal poisons and synthetic man made ones on top of that, plus bucky balls filled with who knows what…

      • Sol Man

        Yes, we see, toxicity to infinity by any gauge.

      • Silverlok Silverlok

        …"Add heavy metal"…
        does that mean that fuku gets a guitar heavy metal theme song? I mean it should have one by now ( Megadeth( oops I mean mustaine )are you listening, I mean this is polaris… )

        "poisons and synthetic man made ones on top of that"
        MAN MADE, and so we change our environmental balance of element production, to …suit …us ?

        ", plus bucky balls filled with who knows what"

        BUCKY BALLS( as will be released from any uranium melt mass in water) …, tesla under appreciated, fuller, under appreciated… the geometry of physics ( of interaction) is defined by physical (electromagnetic)and "chemical" secondary reaction therein.

        WHAT would uranium buckyballs encase? And, if one was creating a timelapse weapon, would one want in there?

    • Yes, North Pacific Ocean water is now a mixture of toxic industrial chemicals washed out to sea during the tsunami, and a variety of radioactive isotopes, not just Cesium, but also Tritium, Strontium, Americium, and Plutonium, etc. A lot of these isotopes are heavy metal toxins, as well as being radioactive. All this has now been added to the toxins that were already in the Pacific Ocean, before Fukushima.

      Scientist, so called experts, are just concentrating on Cesium levels in open water. They are bamboozled by what is happening to life in the Northern Pacific Ocean.

      The effects of such a huge amount of radioactive contamination, conservatively equal to 10,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs and increasing, released from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site affects the whole biosphere! The affects are multi dynamic.


  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    My surprise is that Pacific Fishermen can still sell their catch!
    If anyone eats seafood from the Pacific Ocean, or seafood of unknown origin, they are being very foolish.
    Hell, I won't feed seafood to my cat.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Re:Chinook, or "king " salmon:


        "The Chinook salmon /ʃɪˈnʊk/ (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the largest species in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. The common name refers to the Chinookan peoples. Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, spring salmon, and Tyee salmon. The scientific species name is based on the Russian common name chavycha (чавыча).

        Chinook are anadromous fish native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from California to Alaska, as well as Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam River in the Arctic north-east Siberia. They have been introduced to other parts of the world, including New Zealand, the Great Lakes of North America and Patagonia. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids. Some populations are endangered, however many are healthy. The Chinook salmon has not been assessed for the IUCN Red List. According to NOAA the Chinook salmon population along the California coast is declining, due to factors like overfishing, loss of freshwater and estuarine habitat, hydropower development, poor ocean conditions, and hatchery practices."

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    scientists will all point to one cause of the fishery collapse; climate change. Yet the seasonal and yearly fluctuations are far greater than anything attributed to climate change, thus their one theory fits all falls flat.

    The toxicity of non radioactive cesium is not high. The QUANTITY of radiation is not high either, perhaps 1/1000 of background radiation. This is the impasse!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    In the meager plans of the 'futurists', what is the plan for the replacement of the sea life in the Pacific?



  • OT but been noticing for weeks now, so many stories of "people who disappeared years ago, and are now re-discovered with some type of shocker also."

    Its a weird meme that is being promoted by the media that be. Why?


  • Kelly Ann Thomas has updated her list chronically the death of the Pacific, but I can't get the hyper links to transfer into blogger. So please review only the first 61 pages of hyperlinks.

    Comments appreciated.


  • razzz razzz

    With all the seals dying off you'd think salmon would be thriving. Wonder if they do a count on plankton(s) to keep track of the bottom (or beginning) of the food chain?

    'What do salmon eat'

    "The larger salmon become, the larger their prey is. Large salmon will feed on herring, krill and other types of fish. Juvenile salmon do not eat such a wide range of food and typically only eat larvae and zooplankton. Salmon are prey for a large variety of sea creatures, including whales, seals and sea lions. Other fish also prey upon them. To avoid predators, salmon swim in deep areas. They also school closely together in order for predators to confuse them with larger fish. Another predator for salmon is humans, who fish for them commercially all around the world."

    We interfere with natural habitats in the first place by building dams.

    Feather River fisheries (fed by Oroville Dam outflows) are doing seasonal salmon releases by the millions. The three year return trips are in jeopardy.

    'Columbia, Snake restorations boost salmon, dam managers say'

    "…The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal dams say…"

  • Checkmate

    Plant a Sunflower everyday!!! Ever heard about Phyto-remedation Nuclear Fission? Some bacteria and plants are being used to suck up nuclear waste, toxic metals, etc. to clean the soil. It can even be used to clean the rivers.

    Now the downside: The plants themselves become Radioactive and must be handled as nuclear waste.

    Now the upside there was a guy working in his company in Boise, Idaho that found an answer and created a machine about the size of a cargo container that could recycle all nuke waste on sight- so no need to store it in caverns or transport it anywhere. Could be done right on Nuke plant property. Of course you guessed it- The guy was murdered.

    Too much money to be made in the industry by not correcting anything.

    Kind of like combustion vehicles could run on water. Yes, I said your car could be run on H2O and that is a fact, but no money in that. So 2 different patents: One from 1920s and another from the 1960s are buried…thus, long live oil. And the same goes for Nuke power.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Don't take this the wrong way. People don't give a shit, get it? They are too busy tending to their normalcy bias.

    Even as the supposed "pro-nuke" guy I've been accused of being, I'm still the last guy to sign this petition, about two weeks. Less than 2000 people signed it in total.


    So basically, humans are shit.

  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

    Even better, that petition only argues on the grounds of finances. I find that hilariously indicative of just how shit humans are and society is.

    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

      Particularly, "adults", the most worthless scum on the planet.

      • Sorry Anus, but your meme is not a benefit, I am not buying into the "we are all shit" meme.

        It does not help this site, or any productive movement.

        • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

          Yeah well, I'm not selling shit.

            • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

              It's a bit late for that. But I meant that literally, I really am not trying to sell anything, I don't get paid to troll or shit like that. It's a matter of discernment.

              Anyway, I'll be a friend (depending), but I'm never coming back again. That doesn't necessarily mean what you think it means, either.

        • irhologram

          No offense Stock. Love you, guy… But you don't say a blinkin' word when Code, Obe, and even Heart, on occasion, lament what crap sacks humans are and how stately and peace loving animals are.

          Because as we all know the animal kingdom is so peaceful. Monkeys do NOT go to war, monkeys are NEVER cannables, and thieving monkey gangs don't terrorize the streets in India. A wolf pack would NEVER leave a wounded pack member without food for recovery. Elephants NEVER turn on and kill one another. Deer and antelope and sheep do NOT fight until morally injured over sex. Spiders do NOT eat their mates. ANT colonies do NOT go to war. Your own dog would NEVER bite you. Etc., etc., etc.

          I do like your standing up for the possibility in people that nobility can exist. "What's the use?" just doesn't get the field plowed.

          • Ya Ir, I am sick of the "we all suck" meme. It is not productive. I'll be plowing my fields on Monday, lol

            TY for the animal references, indeed it's a cruel world out there. stock out

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            irholo, you misquote me and dont convey my intent.
            Its important that the human race gets over its egomania, in my opinion. That is one reason I keep pointing out mankind is just one of the mammals which came from and relies on the web of life. Instead people feel entitled to exploit every living and non living thing on earth.

            Pointing out the corruption of overlords and governmental types, or the deficiency of the current science world is also something that should be hammered home. It is science that says Fukushima is doing no harm!

            But how is it that so much corruption or detached careless thought and actions exist? The psychology? Men have been fighting since forever, …opportunists, fighters. It is a false narrative that somehow mankind recently achieved civility. People are great, America is great, Our industry is great, our civilization is great…all of these self congratulatory, assumed truths are problematic to the solution. A solution for turning around mans current path which is one of dire destruction.

            This is what is needed instead of hurrah for me and our team/species; Humility, Open mindedness, trepidation about how we affect the earth, remorse over our past actions toward our own and other animals and the world at large.

            • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

              "..Its important that the human race gets over its egomania, in my opinion……all of these self congratulatory, assumed truths are problematic to the solution. A solution for turning around mans current path which is one of dire destruction…This is what is needed instead of hurrah for me and our team/species; Humility, Open mindedness, trepidation about how we affect the earth, remorse over our past actions toward our own and other animals and the world at large.."

              + MANY..

          • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

            "..But you don't say a blinkin' word when Code, Obe, and even Heart, on occasion, lament what crap sacks humans are and how stately and peace loving animals are.."

            ME TOO !!

            "..Because as we all know the animal kingdom is so peaceful. Monkeys do NOT go to war, monkeys are NEVER cannables, and thieving monkey gangs don't terrorize the streets in India. A wolf pack would NEVER leave a wounded pack member without food for recovery. Elephants NEVER turn on and kill one another. Deer and antelope and sheep do NOT fight until morally injured over sex. Spiders do NOT eat their mates. ANT colonies do NOT go to war. Your own dog would NEVER bite you. Etc., etc., etc.."

            I'm pretty sure Noon of those regulars on Enenews said or even vaguely insinuated a thing like that EVER..so its an untrue , false image you project right there..

            In Nature..there is a mixture of selfinterest and survival of the individu versus short and far distance symbiose between whole species that is perfectly balanced out on a grand scale..and chest-thumping humans stepped out of it..did away with all symbiotic behaviour towards the whole it could and focused solely on its own benefits with extreme cruelty towards pretty much everything..no budget is bigger then that we spend on "better" , more grandscale violently eradicating our own fellow species..
            And yes..the further Fukushima evolves unabated..the deeper my age old despise on many many levels for my "fellow" human beings..

            • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

              "..lament what crap sacks humans are.."


              "..and how stately and peace loving animals are.."

              False !

              Both humans and animals have the capability to defend themselves, but also to love and take care of eachother..

              Now name me another species , besides craptastic humans..that goes as far as the deliberate use of propaganda on a grand scale to discourage the latter amongst themselves..

  • yellowrain

    why after 6 years are we still debating this? There may never be a return of salmon or anything else for that matter. What are they gonna say when a spent fuel pool collapses?
    plankton is dead.. starfish dead… sea lions dead… whales dead …salmon dead.
    Good thing they raised the limit on the amount of radiation allowed in our food from 100 bq/kg to 1200/ bq/kg I would hate to eat food that was to radioactive. I like my roundup ready food just fine.
    Now that we are getting rid of the epa everything will be great again. We should let Westinghouse go into bankruptcy too. Can't have a corporation responsible for those pesky reactors.

    • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

      "..why after 6 years are we still debating this? There may never be a return of salmon or anything else for that matter.."

      Unfortunately..logic dictates you are right..especially since Fukushima keeps gushing in to the ocean just as mad today as it did the first day six years ago..never missed a day..and those particles (around 2000 different manmade ones) from the beginning are still killing just the same as the new ones and all inbetween too..

      • Dude i would guess that the rate of release from Fukushima is decreasing. The easily accessible and soluble isotopes, having mostly been gifted to the Pacific already.

        • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

          Sounds plausible stock..depending to what degree the cores have stabilized in comparison in the underground river i suppose..

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            DUDe, ALL of the nuclear core volatile fission products have already been released. Its more or less 3% of the total fuel. THe big wave already happened. I-131 was huge. Cesium is widely considered the element of greatest concern. Still only 1/500 to 1/1000 the radiation from natural potassium in the ocean. Ongoing washing out is bringing the less volatile elements like strontium. The levels are "low" by radiation count, and a possible reason that people like Dutchsince are confused. To understand it, one needs to know what isnt known yet by science at large. Thats quite a problem, for anyone that would like to argue the point of the Fukushima tragedy.

            The numbers are not clear, but it still appears to me that the nuclear bomb test era was a larger radioactive release by a significant amount. Even the anti nuke professionals are not predicting the Pacific and Civilization collapse. But heres the thing; The science of nuclear is not well worked out.

            Man was using lead pipes in Rome 1500 years ago. While there is STILL debate whether this had a bad effect, there is recent evidence that simply the micro residue from the lead wine cork covers is deleterious and thus it has been phased out. I think they use aluminum now. Some day they will debate if the aluminum in chem trails or the wine bottles contributed more to the Alzheimers epidemic. Point being, that low level nuclear fallout has not been studied sufficiently to know

    • Sol Man

      AS long as some debate, this or that, NO decisions are made.

  • WyndWynd
    MARCH 30, 2017 AT 6:32 PM · REPLY
    It's been a long tme since posting here…so just in case some new people aren't familiar with the work of

    Arto Lauri, Finnish Nuclear Scientist and 30yrs Finnish Nuclear at Nuclear Power Plants, many credentials…
    Arto is currently posting at his Youtube Channel by his name "arto lauri"

    These are some collections of his work early on, but still very much valuable and the basis to his continued
    Investigations and explanations….

    Chernobyl http://wyynd.tripod.com/al.html
    Posiva. http://wyynd.tripod.com/pu239.html
    Fissio. http://wyynd.tripod.com/pu239a.html
    Hades. http://wyynd.tripod.com/239b.html

    Arto got into all of this when Fukushima blew and this is an attempt at translating his very first interview…
    It's most unusal and we really don't know what he thinks in total detail today. Like all of us, the data is
    ever creeping in, in spite of the pathological lies!
    Fukushima, What Happened http://wyynd.tripod.com/FSevents.txt

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    600 cans of long-dated salmon and tuna bought in 2011-12, are tasting better with each new report of the Pacific fish collapse. Friends and family laughed at my 'pessimistic, doomsday' purchases back then, now some are asking if I have any extra supplies to share, only I'm having the last laugh. My remaining stock is priceless. You can't get pre-contamination fish at any price: the Pacific marine harvest is over, forever.

    • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

      "..600 cans of long-dated.."

      How do they make thing "long-dated" ? Not by radiating it i hope..oh wait..:(

      Lol , just kidding jump-ball..couldent resist..smart move you made..:)

  • Jebus Jebus

    I received this in an email today from a coworker who is aware…

    "When the Pacific sends its salmon, they're not sending their best. They're not sending Chinook. They're not sending Sockeye. They're sending salmon that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems up stream. They're bringing cesium. They're bringing tellurium. They're irradiated. And some, I assume, are good salmon"

    • This is a big WIN.. 45 gets all of the credit. He got rid of any salmon who were criminals, rapists, those infested with vermin, and all of the lazy salmon.

      He is also supporting/promoting the nuclear industry and planning on building new nuclear weapons via 58 BILLION in increased military budget; equal to entire military budget of UK.

      It is time to celebrate all of the winning..

      You will get tired of all of the 'winning' soon. (sarcasm)

  • Jebus Jebus

    Love oysters? Pay attention to this warning

    Public Health officials are tracking multiple reports of norovirus-like illness (nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) after eating raw oysters. Since January, Public Health – Seattle & King County has received multiple reports involving as many as 39 people whose illnesses we believe came from eating raw oysters.

    How do you know this was norovirus that made people sick?

    We do not have laboratory confirmation for any of the cases, but signs and symptoms are suggestive of norovirus. Often in norovirus outbreaks no laboratory testing is done. As many as 39 people may have become ill, though not all were interviewed directly by Public Health. Read more on the illnesses reported to Public Health here.

    Why are oysters a particular risk?

    Shellfish such as oysters, clams, and mussels are filter feeders. They ingest norovirus if it is present in the water. Because they are filter feeders, these shellfish may concentrate the virus to much higher levels than might be found in the surrounding water.


    You say domoic acid, I say Fuku, you say norovirus, I say Fuku, you say an old dormant virus you have to look up cause you cant remember the name, I say Fuku, you say the water is too hot, I say Fuku, you say the water is too cold, I say Fuku, you say it is the warm blob, I say Fuku, you say it is climate change, I say Fuck You! It's Fuku…

    • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

      "..Because they are filter feeders, these shellfish may concentrate the virus to much higher levels than might be found in the surrounding water.."

      And the nuclear pollution filtered to much higher levels too..

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      There are several varieties of Botulism which can be found in seafood. Best to be careful of where one's seafood comes from.

      Not to mention the radiation factor.

  • Jebus Jebus

    "We do not have laboratory confirmation for any of the cases, but signs and symptoms are suggestive of norovirus."

    Even if they are correct, it would be a logical expected effect from the cause of so much dead biota, and nature's response of opportunity.

    Consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March 27.

    The cause of the illnesses was not verified by laboratory testing

    The cause of the illnesses was not verified by laboratory testing

    The cause of the illnesses was not verified by laboratory testing

    Not all of the outbreak victims were tested for norovirus; however, testing in several cases has confirmed the presence of the virus in those patients.

    According to a spokesperson from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), seven shellfish aquaculture sites have been temporarily closed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The closures are based on sample results and/or epidemiological assessments. Investigation is on-going into other harvest areas that have been linked to illnesses.



  • Jebus Jebus

    How do we pronounce that in Chinese?

    People’s Republic of China adopts a new 5-year food safety plan

    The full text of the 13th Five-year Plan for Food Safety by China’s State Council, issued earlier this month, is available in Chinese.

    The document examines the status of food safety in China, acknowledging that some problems do exist, according to an English version of a news release from The State Council. The plan specifically addresses contamination from input sources like environmental pollution and inappropriate agricultural practices.

    But they/we are screwed…

    The new plan calls for China to establish a database that covers food safety standards as developed by Codex. Codex or Codex Alimentarius is the world “Food Code” adopted by the international Codex Alimentarius Commission. The plan commits China to continuously improve the food safety standard system.


    What happens to a planet when about 3 billion people suddenly are consumed by capitalism at fiber optic speed?

    They raise the allowable levels?

  • Jebus Jebus

    I think the debate should be over even by nuclear safety standards…

    Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by Greenpeace Japan 30 March 2017

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and violations of survivors human rights


    Ya, I know… 😐

  • Jebus Jebus

    One can smell the Pacific breeze here.

    Alert issued in Quintana Roo for contaminated oysters


    Rinse, Repeat…

  • Jebus Jebus

    I'm looking for a study on "The Cumulative Effects Of The Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Daiichi Meltdown On 3/11/11 Upon The Pacific Ocean's One Ecosystem"

    The abstract starts with "An Ecological Disaster"

    Anybody seen it?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Fission Byproducts In Fish Byproducts In Everything…

    Vitamin E=MC2

  • Jebus Jebus

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency's water discharge permit for Pilgrim, which allows 500 million gallons to be drawn daily, requires that water leaving the plant after use be no more than 32 degrees hotter than water temperature in the bay.

    Bay temperatures were at 40.3 degrees Tuesday, limiting the exit temperature to 72.3 degrees. Plant workers powered Pilgrim down to 97 percent, where it will likely remain for at least one more day, said Patrick O'Brien, spokesman for plant owner-operator Entergy Corp.

    The increased discharge temperature is believed to be related to the work done on the plant's condenser system, which contains 35,000 tubes filled with seawater and converts steam back into water for the reactor.

    After a single tube was found to be leaking, hundreds were plugged last month. In an email to the Cape Cod Times, O'Brien wrote that "with the proactive tube plugging, the condenser is working harder, which can increase temperatures. Reducing (reactor) power relieves that pressure/stress and helps keep temperatures reduced."

    Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, reported that the presence of seaweed, algae and small clams also could be affecting the condenser's heat exchange efficiency.

    "A diver was being sent in to explore that possibility," Sheehan said in an email.



    • freebywill

      O'Brien wrote that with the proactive tube plugging [ bs, they couldn't find the leak so they plugged tubes until it stopped, took them 100 tries. ]

      [ There's more going on than they are letting on. Here's the sequence. ]

      On Feb 03 this Part 21 notice was updated and posted Feb 06
      POTENTIAL TEST INDUCED DEFECT IN A 0867F MAIN STEAM SAFETY RELIEF VALVES https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170206en.html#en50900

      On Feb 07 they suddenly lowered power to 28 % and reported " REDUCED POWER DUE TO CONDENSER TUBE LEAK ", on Feb 08 and 09 they were at 30 % with the same report. Then on Feb 10 and 11 they reported "SHUTDOWN DUE TO SEVERE WINTER WEATHER". Feb 12 thru 14 was ramp up to full power.

      Seawater pressure on the condenser is more than the internal steam pressure so that in case of leak seawater goes in instead of steam leaking out.

      here's a screenpic of Reactor Status info with EN info.

      That data view is created by stacking daily reactor status into a speadsheet and sorting it by unit (left of the center date column) and adding Event Notice info (right of the center date column). The daily reactor status detail is withheld from public view for 28 days.

      • freebywill

        Remember the leaked NRC report Published on Dec 6

        " On Jackson's list of findings to date are failure of plant workers to follow established industry procedures, broken equipment that never gets properly fixed, lack of required expertise among plant experts, failure of some staff to understand their roles and responsibilities, and a team of employees who appear to be struggling with keeping the nuclear plant running."

        [ They did something, popped a condenser tube and are trying to cover it up. ]

  • Jebus Jebus

    Stupid marine life, clogging up a nuke plant.

    We plugged hundreds of tubes. They wont get in there anymore.

    Although no marine life was found in the tubes we left open, we sent divers down to search for some.

    On Monday, a testing error knocked Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s cooling system offline for 40 minutes. This is the system that cools the reactor in the event of an emergency. Plant technicians testing another system apparently applied heat to the wrong switch, shutting it down.

    Then today, it was reported (also in the Cape Cod Times) that Pilgrim powered down (97%) to meet the required temperature limit for the discharge going into Cape Cod Bay. Pilgrim’s NPDES permit, required under the Clean Water Act, allows Pilgrim to use up to 510 million gallons daily from Cape Cod Bay for cooling. The permit also requires the water discharged back to the Bay be no more than 32 degrees F hotter than the ambient temperature in the Bay.

    Learn more about thermal pollution from Pilgrim >>


    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      32f rise on 1 gallon = 267 btu

      500mil g/d = 347,000g/m

      93,000,000 btu/m = 1600 megawatts of waste heat… oh my??

      This of course, along with the authors 'dingbat' report caused me to think, WTH is Pilgrim nameplate…685MW

      'Approximately 480 million gallons of seawater is withdrawn daily from the bay through an intake embayment formed by two breakwaters, and is then re-deposited into the bay causing a change in temperature at peak times (ΔT) of 3 °C (5.4 °F).'

      Approx. 274MW waste heat, so the plant dumps 40% of its power into the sea. It is ridiculous, add in fuel rods only use 20%(??) before replacement,,,and this is the normal 'norm' for all plants.

      They sell these shitboxes on efficiency, what a scam.

      Ripping us off is the goal, killing stuff must be the 'bonus'. Thanks



      That 'reporter' is clueless. 😉

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        I have read that nuclear and other power plants are only 33% efficient. Then there is transmission losses, 10% or more. Then your hot water heater is less than 50% efficient. Its crazy. All you need is a black barrel with some glass in front of it.

        • AirSepTech AirSepTech

          Yes, truly from 'front to back' it is 30-40% efficient.
          meaning from fuel to transformer. It sucks. Thermal power.

          In my world, I would be ashamed of this recovery. But then, we are using mass amounts of power, and so the kettle calls the pot black. Conundrum.

          These guys, jeez. I have heard, and followed up, about 5-7% line losses, voltage and distance are key. It is still ALOT. There is surly some higher. Then, when it finally gets TO your meter, a little loss to the outlet, then whatever is plugged in, well that f-er may have some loss.

          Really?! it is such a bummer to figure it, from the fuel, whatever the source, the losses, to the damn fart fan in the toilet, or the vacuum, or refer, or a/c, just a bit more lost.

          No wonder it makes us sick, we are stupid. And addicted to it.

          • Down The River Down The River

            Hey AirSep Tech, I’ve seen that 5-7% line loss (voltage drop) figure too. With the distances involved on the grid, that is probably a fairly conservative number. And that is just the line loss. There is also losses with every transformer that electricity passes through. Most transformers are 90-95% efficient (peak efficiency at optimal load). On the grid, from the source to the end user, our power passes through 5-6 transformers, possibly more. So a conservative number for overall grid efficiency would be in the 60-70% range.

          • Down The River Down The River

            Voltage drop (VD) is a function of amperage (load), distance, and wire size.

            Here is an example for home use.
            A 100’ 14 GA (good household grade) extension cord with a 10 amp load (weed whacker?) has a VD of 8.4% . For a cheap 16 GA extension cord the VD goes up to 13.4% So Instead of getting 120 volts, your weed whacker is only getting 104 volts.

            And it is not just an efficiency issue, low voltage can be extremely damaging to electric motors and other electronic equipment.

            Here is a cool voltage drop calculator. Just remember the wire length is total length. For a 100 foot extension cord that will be 200 foot wire length.


      • AirSep nice breaking it down in a way I can Understand!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    We’re Eating Fukushima Radiation; Bloody Cancerous Tumors in Fish & Seafood

    “ Fish and seafood are often considered healthy, and most people feel like seafood is good for you. However, today, is that really the case?
    As of June 2015, the radiation in the Pacific Ocean reached the US West Coast; the seafood you’ve been eating from the Pacific ocean is loaded with Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. Both radioactive. Strontium-90 mimics calcium. Both radioactive strontium and cesium may end up getting deposited in human bones, where the radiation wreaks havoc on bone marrow, causing bone cancers and blood cancers like Leukemia.
    The radiation in the fish is so terrible that wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, Pacific Herring, and Canadian whitefish are being found bloody, with cancerous tumors throughout their bodies. (Superstation95)

    Photo of fish mouth full of tumors:

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It's Going To Get Worse)

    Oct 2, 2016

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    “The Ocean is Dying”: Marine and Animal Life Die Offs, California Coast
    Pacific Ocean is “Turning Into a Desert”
    Global Research, March 24, 2017

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War

    The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

    “…Worldwide Contamination

    “The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain in Japan, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California:

    “’Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011)’….”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Fukushima Forever – the Pacific Ocean is Dying

    June 27,2015:
    “…Fukushima’s weapons-grade radioactive aerial fall-out and contaminated ocean currents are bioaccumulating in phytoplankton; the bottom (beginning) of the food chain. As well, it weakens the Pacific marine life’s immune systems making them more susceptible to bacterial, viral and parasitic infestation leading to death and ultimately species extinction by exacerbating existing conditions like climate change, ocean warming, pollution, over-development and over-harvesting. Life in and around the Pacific Ocean is dying….”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Comment by The best Sun JamesBond Dec 11, 2016 1:00 AM to Officials Admit Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast Have "Disturbing Fingerprint Of Fukushima"

    “I notice that no-one is mentioning that
    Fulkushima reactors are MOX fuel
    reactors with Plutonium rich fuel rods.

    “Cesium-134, 2 year half life (so less than one in eight atoms left),

    "Strontium-90, 28.8 year half life (so mostly still around),

    "Plutonium- the longest-lived isotopes are plutonium-244, with a half-life of 80.8 million years, plutonium-242, with a half-life of 373,300 years, and plutonium-239, with a half-life of 24,110 years.

    “All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are less than 7,000 years.

    “One atom of Plutonium introduced into the airways of test
    animals (beagle puppies) was 100% fatal within 12 months….

    “The true cost of this event is higher than you can imagine.”

  • I won't eat anything from the Pacific as I feel the bio-accumulation of radiation from Fukushima is under reported and under studied. Having said that the salmon fishery has been in decline due to over fishing long before Hanford was built. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_cannery

    "By 1889 the Chinook runs were declining, and the canneries started processing the less sought after steelhead and sockeye salmon, followed by coho and chum salmon. The number of salmon continued to decline because the canneries intercepted them before they could spawn in the upper river. The decline was accelerated by mining and forestry operations, and the introduction of grazing animals, which resulted in the spawning grounds becoming silted and polluted. Further aggravation resulted from the diversion of water for irrigation."

    The last salmon cannery on the Columbian river closed in 1980.

    No doubt Fukushima plays into the weird ailments and general decline of Pacific marine life but just be aware mankind has decimated fisheries with horse and buggy technology in the past. Don't stop the good fight folks but be aware that all economic activity negatively impacts Mother Nature. And Fukushima radiation is just another aspect of what is allowed and accepted by the Billionaires who seem to call the shots.

    • irhologram

      The "Arctic Passage" 15 Oil/Gas Tanker/Ice breakers. The Bering Straight…the new Suez Canal?

      …"SABETTA, Russia, March 30 (Reuters) – An ice-breaking tanker docked for the first time at Russia’s Arctic port of Sabetta to test a new route that could open the ice-bound Arctic Ocean to ships carrying oil and liquefied gas."

      …"Environmental activists fear commercial shipping in the Arctic — now possible because climate change has thinned the ice for part of the year — will allow exploitation of a region that up to now has been a pristine wilderness.

      …"That journey would take vessels east through the Arctic Ocean, down through the Bering strait that separates Russia from Alaska, and into the Pacific.

      By contrast the alternative route involves heading west into the North Atlantic, south into the Mediterranean, and then through the Suez Canal into the Indian Ocean. That would typically take about 32 days.

      …"The Christophe de Margerie is capable of moving through ice as thick as 2.1 meters.

      …"A total of 15 gas tankers will be built for the Yamal project by Daewoo."

      How long until the U.S. Tankers arrive with ohr leaky engine oil, too?

  • SadieDog

    Japan kills 333 whales in annual hunt; along with the 1000's killed by Fukushima. http://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/japan-kills-333-whales-in-annual-antarctic-hunt/ar-BBz5XEh

  • ohmymy ohmymy

    Like many other people I see Fukushima as a continuation of the hideous atomic bombs dropped on the civilians of Japan, an isolated island.

  • Looks like some of my work at beforeitsnews is catching on with the toxic environment meme….


    stock out

    note–finishing up solar work in Hawaii, final mop up phase, otherwise known as bat shit crazy.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Excellent, stay safe.

      Remind those customers they won't have to throw in 3 toasters worth of energy to get 1 toaster worth out. The price is very high, we extract it from our living world.

      Toast takes a price cut. 😆

      Well, maybe they will have to buy a few kilowatts, but every bit helps.

    • irhologram

      Stock, You may not "bond" with the site's relevance, but you were also into'd and linked in jumpingjackflashblog.com today.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Spring Chinook fishing season extended

    Spring Chinook fishing season on the Lower Columbia River has been extended through April 10.

    Oregon and Washington state fishery managers agreed to the extension Thursday in response to poor fishing conditions that have limited harvest so far this season.


    Prolly just late, like the humpbacks were in Hawaii…

    • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

      It should be shortened..or full stop..not extended..there is no species on this planet that has so much choice and flexibility in composing its own diet..or the size of its own offspring..like humans..

    • Last year, humpbacks were down 50% per NOAA study.

      I participated in the NOAA count this year in Feb only. We saw a huge amount of whales, but that is just one site. In January, they found ZERO at that same site. Lots of data crunching, I will revisit in a few weeks.

      • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DUDe

        Thanks for letting us know they are not all totally gone yet stock.
        I saw two different butterfly's at the same time the other day..maybe there is still hope/room to stop Fuku and maybe..life..?

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Study claims cancer deaths up since startup of Salem nuclear plants
    5 hours ago

  • Sol Man

    It is very sad about the fish.
    At least, all of the birds, bees, and trees are alright.
    …oh, wait!…

    • Exactly! I hope my mason bees have survived/came back, ready to pollinate the fruit trees which will see an early spring. I hope the buds have not opened so I can use the "dormant oil" for pest control.

      I will see on Monday.

  • stock here–my last day in Hawaii for this "Solar Stint" it went well, not great, and there is something in the air that I cannot clearly identify. Maybe a few rounds of meditation will expose the truth to me after I get off the hamster cage here. Increased stress level is the only simple way I can explain it….for Hawaii, overall.

    I have some fish samples, octopus samples, and lichens from the top of mount Ka'ala, I went up there as part of an official weather/moisture monitoring service via the UH. Analysis will follow on all. Probably a few weeks after I get back to normal if there is such a thing.

  • https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2017/04/fukushima-now-being-recognized-as.html

    20:44 1 April 2017
    Fukushima nuclear disaster aftermath cost estimated at 70 tril. yen

    TOKYO, April 1, Kyodo

    The total cost to deal with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster has been estimated at 70 trillion yen ($626 billion), over three times more than the government calculation, a study by a private think tank showed Saturday.

    The Japan Center for Economic Research said total costs at the Fukushima nuclear complex operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. could rise to between 50 trillion and 70 trillion yen. It compares with the roughly 22 trillion yen a government panel estimated in December.

    "If costs rise, the public burden could greatly increase. The country's nuclear policy needs to be reviewed," the JCER said.

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