NBC: Sea creatures swarming ashore from San Diego to San Fran. — CBS: Millions of dead blanketing miles of coastline, “like a red carpet… 12-16 inches thick… never seen anything like this” — ABC: We wonder if they’re sick, or it’s something in ocean? Scientists don’t have an explanation (PICS & VIDEO)

Published: June 19th, 2015 at 6:24 pm ET
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NBC (Weather Channel) transcript, Jun 16, 2015 (emphasis added): “From San Diego to San Francisco, creatures from the sea are swarming ashore… large slugs are showing up on Bay Area beaches… In the San Diego area, local beaches have taken on a reddish tint… crabs have washed ashore.”

NBC (Weather Channel), Jun 16, 2015: A pair of bizarre invasions have left California beachgoers perplexed… Large purple blobs… known as sea hares [and] hundreds of miles to the south… tuna crabs washed ashore.

ABC News transcript, Jun 16, 2015: Like something from a science fiction movie, the invasion of the purple blob… [Experts] tell us it’s unusual to see these slugs show up [over] an extended period of time. Morgan Dill: “We’ve been seeing them wash up since September, going all through winter, and now even more in spring. Perhaps it’s because of the warmer water?”… The slugs are among the creatures that have been mysteriously showing up on land. A number of whales have been beached in the area recently.

CBS News, Jun 17, 2015: Millions of red tuna crabs invade California… overwhelming beaches in Orange County… Ben Tracy says these crabs are trying to tell us something… crabs are so thick in places… “It looked like a red carpet — a good foot-to-16 inches thick. It kinda took me back, [I’ve never seen anything like this before].”

CBS LA, Jun 16, 2015: Countless red tuna crabs have washed ashore… covering the Orange County coastline… conditions few [fisherman] have seen in their lifetimes.

Coastline Pilot, Jun 18, 2015: The critters beached before… but Sunday’s activity in Huntington was unusual, said Marine Safety Lt. Michael Beuerlein, who had not seen a similar occurrence in 34 years with the city.

NPR, Jun 17, 2015: There’s something strange happening along the coast of So. California. It’s the latest in a string of rare phenomena… [a] red line cutting across the sand for miles… last time there was a major sighting of pelagic crabs was back in the ’80s.

Orange County Register, Jun 15, 2015: [They] showed up in early January and again in February on Balboa Island, fascinating marine scientists… Experts said the crabs… haven’t been seen in the area for decades… crabs are the latest in a year of odd sightings along the coast… Rocky Neidhardt, chef at The Shack on San Clemente Pier, said it looked like “millions” of the crabs were in the water, with more along the beaches.

ABC San Diego, Jun 15, 2015: The big question many people have is why are they washing ashore? “We’re wondering whats wrong, whether they’re sick or whether there’s something in the water? And why are they all washed up?”… Researchers with Scripps Institute of Oceanography don’t have an explanation… not sure yet if it’s connected to the developing El Nino… Researchers are still running tests, they should know more next week.

Watch the CBS broadacast here

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241 comments to NBC: Sea creatures swarming ashore from San Diego to San Fran. — CBS: Millions of dead blanketing miles of coastline, “like a red carpet… 12-16 inches thick… never seen anything like this” — ABC: We wonder if they’re sick, or it’s something in ocean? Scientists don’t have an explanation (PICS & VIDEO)

  • Hey, can't these critters have a little respect, I mean the whales won't even have room to beach themselves! <sick sarc>

  • or-well

    "Another menace from the sea…"
    Gah!
    WHAT!?!?
    EFF OFF A-HOLE ! You are a menace to intelligence!
    Can't help but think of Don Henley –
    "Well I coulda been an actor but I wound up here. I just have to look good I don't have to be clear.
    The bubble-headed bleached blonde comes on at five. She can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye!"
    Dirty laundry
    https://youtu.be/MNC4FHR4XLA

    • or-well

      "While you were sleeping
      They came and took it all away
      The lanes and the meadows
      The places where you used to play

      It was an inside job
      By the well-connected
      Your little protest
      Summarily rejected

      It was an inside job
      Like it always is
      Chalk it up
      To business as usual

      While you were dreaming
      This little island disappears
      While you are looking the other way
      They'll take your right to own your own ideas

      And it's an inside job
      Favors collected
      Your trusted servants
      Have left you unprotected

      It was an inside job
      Like it always is
      Just chalk it up
      To business as usual

      You think that you're so smart
      But you don't have a fucking clue
      What those men up in the towers
      Are doing to me and you

      And they'll keep doin' it and doin' it
      Doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
      Doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
      Until we all wake up
      Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

      I know what I've done wrong
      I am acquainted with the night
      I know how hard it is
      To always walk out in the light

      And it's an inside job
      To learn about forgiving
      It's an inside job
      To hang on to the joy of living

      They know the road by which you came
      They know your mother's maiden name
      And what you had for breakfast
      What you've hidden in the mattress

      Insect politics
      Indifferent universe
      Bang your head against the wall
      But apathy is worse

      It's an inside job"
      repeats
      https://vimeo.com/37721651

  • Not Catholic but the Pope nailed it with his comments regarding the sick situation of super rich people making huge money at the expense of the environment and the many poor people in this world. Obviously the continuous radiation leaks from Japan that are not talked about contribute along with all the other crap our modern world dumps into the ocean has turned the ocean into a toxic soup and further global warming is another contributor. Voting doesn't help as the politicians yours, mine and theirs are bought and sold. Vote with your wallet.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    They know the worlds oceans are changing, and not for the better. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're all trying to get away from what I can only describe as BAD WATER.

    It must be a nightmare for them, their home suddenly becoming so dangerous that they'd rather beach themselves than stay in the water they used to call home.

    • Same as the humans dream of space travel, finding another home…..

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Meanwhile, back at home…

        'Belgian Doctors Are Euthanizing Patients Without Their Consent'

        "A study published this month in the Journal of Medical Ethics examined the “deliberate” euthanasia of patients in Belgium without their explicit, voluntary consent as required by law."

        “At the heart of this legislation is the free will of the patient who asks for euthanasia,” Cohen-Almagor noted. “It is worrying that some physicians take upon themselves the responsibility to deliberately shorten patients’ lives without a clear indication from the patients that this is what they would want.”

        http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/abigail-wilkinson/belgian-doctors-are-euthanizing-patients-without-their-consent

        When the cancer and pain drugs run out, or .gov refuses to pay for them, what do you think is next?

        Here, step into this shower, please.

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          "..In 52.7 percent of these cases, the patients were 80 years of age or older. The decision to euthanize was not discussed with the patient in 77.9 percent of the cases because he/she was comatose, had dementia, or “because discussion would have been harmful to the patient’s best interest,” according to the study…"

          "..Although annual euthanasia cases are steadily multiplying in Belgium, growing from 235 in 2003 to 1,807 in 2013, Cohen-Almagor noted that instances of euthanasia without explicit consent from the patient have actually decreased since 1996, when they accounted for 3.3 percent of all deaths…."

          Hi TIS , Ugly !.. But it's a doctor's cult problem..it's not coming from above or something..yet.

          But our medicineman's are to full of themselves..overspecialised.. and there is an attitude of the less the patient know's, the better.. i have agitated a few just by being curious and trying to understand..
          I'm all for euthanasia..if the owner of the life want's it..

          Maybe for good comparising this study should be done in all country's..

        • This is happening all over…

          Dr. Kyle Martin; Prescription Drugs Kill 100,000 People Per Year, Equivalent Of Jumbo Jet Crashing Every Day, Causing Deaths Of Everyone On Board
          http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/prescription-drug-overdoses-kill-more.html

  • from a distance from a distance

    Someone left this comment at the ABC 10 news article:

    Quote:

    "Saw the same thing back in the early 50's. At that time they blamed it on the nuclear tests!"

    http://www.10news.com/news/more-crabs-swarm-of-tuna-crabs-found-at-mission-bay-061315

    If they blamed it on nuclear tests in the 50's, that certainly makes it more plausible that this is being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima today.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Good catch.
      It's not only symptomatic, situation indicative of radiation exposure.

      " 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
      by Rosalie Bertell -1984

      http://www.ratical.org/radiation/inetSeries/HealthOceans.html

      In this instance(Fukushima), 'denuding' of the area, in general, do to common exposure.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And if it happened in the 50's and it was blamed on nuclear tests, what about when it happened in the '80's? Might that mean around the time Chernobyl occurred? Wonder what the authors were thinking when they mentioned it happened in the 80's.

  • Fukushimad is Revelation

    The 2nd trumpet, word for mountain ὄρος in the Greek language could have been translated, as mountainous region as in the mountainous region of Japan/Fukushima Prefecture while the Greek word for was cast βάλλω could have been translated as to pour as in as in the Fukushimad mountainous region is pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds of contaminated water into the Pacific ocean each day for over a 1,560 days.

    Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

    9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, this may be religion and OT, but problem is that it does seem to be freaky scary accurate. The Pacific Ocean is probably about one-third of the Earth's total sea.

  • Ki11more Ki11more

    Mystified…confused…puzzled…still running tests….blah…blah…blah
    only very low levels of radiation detected, …even if it is, either deny or downplay…just how retarded are all these so called experts…why do they even get funding if they are this dumb…this crap really is just getting old and stale now… a five year old could probably do a better job piecing all this disaster together…

    The Earth dies screaming….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWl69ZOINfE

  • or-well

    "This is NITCO –
    World Crime TV !
    We're LIVE and On-site
    with our new cannery!
    We di-versify
    and YOU eat from the Sea!
    Our cannery's mobile
    so it's "go anywhere"
    that Life has been defiled!
    Say – how is my hair?
    Oh yeah – our brand –
    it's called "Sunny South".
    Enjoy Tuna and Crab –
    both at once – in your mouth!
    So long from the beach!"

    Phew – I gotta retch.
    Can you believe
    this Godawful stench?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Ya know, you can't help but notice, there's that color red, again.

    And there's that sea, again.

    And it seem's it's not natural, but made.

    Prolly just a bitter coincidence…

  • Cdog Cdog

    Waters too cold, no the waters too hot. No wait, it's el nino, or la nina.
    No wait, it's the dominic acid, no wait its the red tide. No wait it's a lack of food source, no wait it's too much food. No wait it's just never been recorded before, no wait it's just perplexing, baffling, mystifying. Meanwhile hundred to a million gallons of insanely radioactive water pours (not leaks) into the ocean everyday from the multiple china syndromes.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    RE: El Nino, while parts of the U.S. and elsewhere really need the rain, think of how hot the rain will be when the El Nino eventually comes. Not looking forward to that.

    Also — have read the tropical storms in the Pacific intensify during an El Nino, due to the difference in temperature in water in the cold North Pacific, and the inflowing, warmer water from more southerly areas in the Pacific.

    Part of me shudders to think what might become of FDNPP if a Category 4 or 5 typhoon were to hit the plant.

    Water or no water? I don't know what to wish for.

    This is seriously perplexing stuff to contemplate.

  • Bay Area Guy 2

    I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life and go along San Francisco's Ocean Beach on a pretty regular basis. I also head down to Monterey quite often. I have yet to notice any mass beachings at Ocean Beach. I do see quite a few fishermen along the Great Highway and see even more surfers from the sewage treatment plant outfall all the way to just south of Seal Rock (and no, I don't know you would surf near a sewage treatment plant outfall). In Monterey, I did notice that a number of sea lions at the main pier near Cannery Row seem to have sores and are a lot more lethargic than previous times I've been there. There have been a number of reports of beached whales along the San Mateo County coastline, just south of San Francisco. In fact, two whales beached themselves at the same spot a few weeks apart. What I have seen at Ocean Beach is a lot of irregular sea bird activity. One day, the birds will be teeming in the area. A day or two later, I might see only half a dozen or so birds.

    So, sea and air life is most definitely being affected by something. I'm guessing it's a combination of Fuku radiation and a lot of crap that gets dumped in the ocean.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The birds are probably coming into feed and after they eat they fly away and then die..

  • Sol Man

    OTOH, the Treats from the Sea Sandwiches have a great sale price!

    But, very sad future!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Mass animal deaths are happening all over the world.

    Mass Animal Deaths for 2015

    http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/animal-deaths-birds-fish-end-times.html

    “…INFO: 970 MILLION Monarch butterflies – a major pollinator – have been killed since 1990 in America by Monsanto's herbicide, wiping out 90 percent of America's total population of Monarchs. (source)

    "INFO: MASSIVE die off that went unreported in 2011. MILLIONS of sea urchins and sea stars die suddenly along 60 miles of California coast in what was 'one of the most unusual and dramatic die-offs marine biologists have ever recorded.' (source and here)…”

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Never ending mass die-offs of sea life since Fukushima.

  • Sickputer

    "Ben Tracy says these crabs are trying to tell us something…"

    SP: And what exactly might they be telling us in their lemming fatal charges?

    "You killed us…and you're next!"

    SP: check the sales of children's swimsuits in the western coastal plan. Surely SOME parents have a few brain cells left rattling around. Or maybe not…mass stupidity caused by 15 hour days with their smart phone six inches or closer to their cerebral cortex.

  • Chronic1 Chronic1

    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    -TS Eliot

  • Chronic1 Chronic1

    I really appreciate this site and the many intelligent, informed, caring and thoughtful people who contribute to it. It gives me hope. Thank you.

    • invisible ELEphant in the room

      I'm glad that this website gives you hope. I sure appreciate all of the insightful posts here too.

      However, the fact that there are only a handful of people in the whole world that care enough about the Fukushima disaster and its effects to comment on it frequently like this actually makes me feel hopeless.

      I guess the attitude is that people will get around to caring about this when it affects their lives directly.

      The thing is, that time is coming much faster than I think any of us realize. It's probably already here.

      • StarMouse StarMouse

        Not at all, just what are we supposed to do? No one cares, everyone screams anarchy, everyone is tired of it but the bills have to be paid so the little people all go to work and come home to our modified not healthy food, and get up and do it all again. My BFF and I say but what if all the people that agree go together and say enough! ? Well it has been done, but nothing happens. We do not like nuclear power and I read a comment that stirred the group about whether or not it is all our own fault, I did not ask for any of it, I did not give any government permission to destroy with nuclear, but then no one asked me. And to some degree the very fact that we live, and make trash, breath and make a mess, is what destroys but at the same time, those things can be healed from, renewed, nuclear can not and Imcertainly didn't get a vote on that!

    • Sparky Sparky

      Chronic1, [Nice Avatar! ;-)] Yes, Enenews and the 'Newser community (posting and lurking) are a ray of hope in a world of despair. Among other reasons, I come here for a much-needed daily reality check, trying to make sense of this all, and plan and protect to the extent possible given rapidly deteriorating conditions. “Normal” things, priorities and events seem to be more screwed-up and surreal with each passing day. I sense the daily grind for many people will come to a screeching stop soon, with some very dire consequences. I intend to be on a much different (better) path in the months ahead. The question is whether it will be “enough” to survive and thrive in such a dark and damaged world.

  • General User General User

    Greetings All,
    I agree with Chronic above! 'I really appreciate this site…"

    As an avid lurker here, but seldom posting, I have a technical question for the likes of Stock, DrGoodheart, MVB and others.

    On the subject of NPP/Coal fired Plant; waste heat, and heavy storms across the USA.

    How many of the nearly 90 US reactors have a cooling tower like Beaver Valley Npp, in Pennsylvania.
    How many coal burners have cooling towers like Bruce Mansfield {coal fired}, in Pennsylvania?

    Remembering that meteorologist school teaches that lake/river evaporation contribute immense amounts of energy & moisture to weather fronts. How much additional evaporation and heat are many hundreds of cooling towers contributing?

    Peace All

    • Nuclear Energy As A Direct Cause Of Global Warming, Acid Rain, Acid Oceans, Extreme Weather, And Super Storms
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html

      • StarMouse StarMouse

        Thanks for your question General User, and the reply Dr.Goodheart. I too read but rarely post. Being here in Houston, we have had so much water we are all crying fowl! Lol as in we need a duck to get to work! But it isn't funny at all, we try to smile while we watch this rain pour again, homes filled with water. the tropical storm didn't help some areas already hit. I wondered as I sat on patio watching the well treated but diseased from whatever is in the rain rose bushes I loved so much die, what exactly could be the largest culprit of the recent rains, drought and quakes that plague the earth, the talk of asteroids and global warming and pole shifts, mass die offs. If we could help the pole shifts I think we would, if we as a people could stop an asteroid I think we would, but how freaking stupid are we as humans to continue in nuclear? Well there you have it! I live where we pour smoke each hour by hour, refine oil and gas, we have a museum that talks about each and coal use. Those can can be dealt with, nuclear can not, now in Bay City, the wet soaked nuclear plants will try to add two new designed, untested designs, to its plants of rot. No one asked for a vote on it, does coal add to all of this yes, do we try to stop it, no, our HOA doesn't allow solar, WHY ? M-o-n-e-y

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/06/2-years-old-lion-died-from-thyroid-tumor-in-nagoya-the-twin-lion-also-has-a-thyroid-tumor/

    2 years old lion died from thyroid tumor in Nagoya / The twin lion also has a thyroid tumor

    by Mochizuki
    June 17, 2015

    Related to this article.. Large mammals die in rapid succession in Ueno Zoological Gardens from tumor, heart failure etc.. [URL]

    On 5/12/2015, Higashiyama zoo and botanical gardens in Nagoya announced their 2 years old female lion died from thyroid tumor.

    The lion was born in the zoo in 2012. It weighed 86.3 kg and was 142cm when it died.

    They found a tumor on its right side of the neck back in 2013. They have been following it up to observe with ultrasonography.

    They performed an operation to remove the tumor on 5/11/2015 because it grew extremely largely. However it died of acute cardiac insufficiency the next morning.

    The cause of the thyroid tumor is not identified and the twin twin (male) also has a tumor. The origin of their milk isn’t announced either.

    Another female lion died in the end of last year in this zoo. It was 18 years old but weighed only 60kg when it died. It could not stand up since 2013. The cause of death wasn’t announced.

    Related to this article.. 40 percent of mackerel tuna died in 1 week in a Tokyo aquarium, where 99 percent of tuna died earlier this year [URL] …

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/06/mt-asamasan-erupted-first-time-after-a-period-of-6-years-from-2009/

    … At 9:30 AM of 6/16/2015, Mt. Asamasan erupted. It was reported to Japan Meteorological Agency that volcanic ash was observed at 4km area from the crater so the agency confirmed.

    They prohibited entering 2km radius area. This is the first time after a period of 6 years from 5/27/2009.

    Volcanic earthquake has been occurring 60 – 70 times a day since 6/11/2015. There is a possibility that the volcanic activity increases. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    Govt. to allow businesses in evacuation zones
    Jun. 19, 2015
    The Japanese government has decided to allow business operations in designated no-entry zones near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The zones were established following the 2011 nuclear accident.

    Businesses essential for rebuilding infrastructure and other post-disaster reconstruction will be allowed to operate in the areas on certain conditions.

    Some business activities are currently restricted because of high radiation levels in evacuation zones.

    The government completed a review of the existing guidelines on Friday. Officials took into consideration the needs of residents and decontamination work that has lowered radiation levels.

    Under the revised guidelines, businesses will be allowed to operate in the no-entry zones if they are certified as indispensable for building infrastructure or waste disposal.

    In restricted residential zones, growing and distribution of farm produce will be allowed, except for rice, if authorized by the national government and local municipalities.

    Officials of the government's task force say they hope to speed up reconstruction efforts following the revision of the guidelines.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.beyondnuclear.org

    Beyond Nuclear report reveals Peach Bottom leak is part of pattern

    A groundwater monitoring well at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania that tested positive in April 2015 for significant levels of tritium contamination is just the latest example of a decades-long pattern of leaking nuclear reactors and a weak regulatory system that fails to openly address and fix the problem as required in licensing agreements.

    These were the conclusions of a Beyond Nuclear investigative report – Leak First, Fix Later: Uncontrolled and Unmonitored Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants – released today. The 2015 version of the report updates the findings of the first edition, published in 2010.

    “Nuclear plant operators and their regulator consistently fail to address and enforce reactor performance requirements to protect the environment and public health,” said Paul Gunter, Director of Reactor Oversight at Beyond Nuclear and the author of the report. “Our research found that U.S. nuclear power plants continue to experience uncontrolled leaks and spills of radioactive water because the buried pipes and tanks that transport and store it remain inaccessible,” Gunter said.

    Read the full press release

    Read the full Leak First report

    Read the Leak First executive summary

    June 18, 2015

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/

    Generational Transfer Of Risk via Fairewinds

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2015/06/19/internal-tepco-document-reveals-executives-knew-beefing-up-tsunami-defenses-was-indispensable-via-enformable/

    Internal TEPCO document reveals executives knew beefing up tsunami defenses was “indispensable” via Enformable

    Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has released a document during a lawsuit brought by over 40 shareholders which reveals the utilities acknowledgment that tsunami defenses at the plant were not adequate.

    The internal document from 2008 noted that TEPCO executives had agreed that it would be “indispensable” to further build up coastal defenses for the plant in order to protect against a tsunami larger than had previously been recorded. …

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/page/2/

    Court denies full medical coverage for A-bomb survivors in U.S. via 毎日新聞
    HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — The Hiroshima District Court on Wednesday denied full medical coverage for survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who now live in the United States.

    The court turned down 13 plaintiffs’ demand for revoking earlier decisions by the state and Hiroshima prefectural governments that rejected their requests for full coverage under the Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Law. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11466386

    Nuclear bomb test claimant dies

    By Don Farmer

    Jun 17, 2015

    The second of three Wairarapa men who put their names to a mass claim for compensation for dangerous naval service in the Pacific more than 50 years ago has died having not received a cent.

    Malcolm Harris, 76, died of cancer last Thursday still awaiting a payout from a class action adjudicated in a London court in 2009.

    The retired engineer was a crewman aboard HMNZS Pukaki and witnessed five bomb tests in the Pacific in the late 1950s.

    Years afterwards he spoke of the health outcomes of those tests, saying he had suffered years of rashes and dermatitis, deafness, joint pain and post-traumatic stress.

    Along with two other Wairarapa veterans, Jim Ferguson and Bill Amundsen, Mr Harris and hundreds of other veterans from New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Fiji won clearance to sue the British Ministry of Defence for radiation exposure.

    In 2009 the ministry contested the right of the veterans to sue, claiming they had waited too long and had exceeded the statute of limitations.

    At a hearing in the High Court in London, …

    • rogerthat

      Justice David Foskett ruled in favour of the veterans' court action being able to proceed but since then matters have see-sawed.

      The ministry appealed and won and then Supreme Court judges ruled 4-3 in favour of the ministry.

      Lawyers for the claimants have not abandoned the class action, but it has become deadlocked.

      With the death of Mr Harris, the Wairarapa claimants are down to one as Mr Ferguson has also died.

      Mr Harris, along with other veterans of the nuclear test series code-named Operation Grapple, received only a special services medal "for hazardous duty".

      At the time he received the medal, Mr Harris described being a witness to the bomb tests.

      "We were at ground zero – as it was called – and after the explosions we steamed right through the radiation cloud," he said.

      The bombs tested at Christmas Island were plated with depleted uranium, which veterans had not known about, and was described by Mr Harris as being "deadly stuff".

      Mr Harris is survived by his wife Margaret and three adult children.

      A funeral service will be held for him at 11am today at the Wairarapa Services and Citizens Club.

      – Wairarapa Times-Age

  • rogerthat

    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-analysis-elements-nature-previously.html

    Analysis shows elements not acting in nature as previously modeled
    Jun 16, 2015

    … "Multiscale Speciation of U and Pu at Chernobyl, Hanford, Los Alamos, McGuire AFB, Mayak, and Rocky Flats" …

  • rogerthat

    off topic:
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/06/18/416453/US-lawsuit-Muslim-Arab

    US court allows lawsuit against Bush officials for 9/11 violations
    Jun 18, 2015

    A US federal appeals court has allowed a group of immigrants to sue Bush administration officials of widespread constitutional violations after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    The plaintiffs are eight men who claim their civil rights were violated while in prison for immigration violations because they were Arab, Muslim or stereotyped that way.

    Wednesday's 2-1 ruling by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City is the first time any court has allowed a group to sue and seek monetary damages from high-ranking law-enforcement officials for post-9/11 policies.

    The court revived the original lawsuit that was filed in 2002 against Bush administration officials including then US attorney general John Ashcroft, FBI director Robert Mueller and Immigration and Naturalization Services commissioner James Ziglar.

    The plaintiffs allege that they were held for months in New York and New Jersey under unconstitutionally harsh conditions solely because they were or were perceived to be Muslim or Arab.

    The men said they had been humiliated, beaten, and denied sleep and edible food or religious materials.

    Their detentions lasted three to eight months and they have since been deported to various countries after being cleared of terrorist ties. …

  • rogerthat

    http://stop-wylfa.org/wp/

    Labour MP calls ‘New nuclear power a financial basket case’ as nuclear problems mount

    Newport MP Paul Flynn has called ‘New nuclear power a financial basket case’ (17.6.15).

    Since the plans for Hinkley Point C were first announced there has been an odyssey of failure, delay and mounting costs.

    Catastrophic delays and spiraling costs at similar stations in France and Finland are being ignored even though their problems are likely to be repeated yn Hinklley.

    Finland’s Olkiluoto was due to generate electricity in 2009. The latest of many promised finish dates is 2018. Cost overruns stand at €4 billion.

    Aa reactor similar to the Hinkley design at Flamaville in Normandy was originally planned to be completed in 2012 at a cost of €3.3 billion. Later the hope was 2016 at €8.5 billion. In April 2015 serious problems were discovered in the vessel’s steel.

    The Daily Telegraph recently reported that French Nuclear Safety Inspectors had found crucial faults in the Flamaville cooling system . The fault would expose the reactor to the risk of a meltdown.

    Paul Flynn’s call came the same day that Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Westminster shadow climate change minister, called on the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, to admit that Hinkley Point C will not proceed and to inform parliament what her alternative energy strategy will be.

  • rogerthat

    off topic, but hilarious:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/19/its-a-bush-family-affair/

    WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 19-21, 2015
    SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER SHARE ON GOOGLE MORE SHARING SERVICES
    5
    How Uncle Bucky Made a Killing
    It’s a (Bush) Family Affair
    by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
    Back in 1991, shortly after the depleted uranium-flaked dust had settled some from the first Gulf War, there was a minor tempest in the press over influence peddling by members of the President George H. W. Bush’s family, including his son Neil and his brother Prescott, Jr. Both Neil and Prescott, neither of whom had proven to be exceptionally talented businessmen, had made millions by flagrantly trading on their relationship to the president.

    Seeking to distinguish himself from his more predatory relatives, William Henry Trotter Bush, the younger brother of Bush Sr. and an investment banker in St. Louis, gave an interview to disclaim any profiteering on his own part. Indeed, he sounded downright grumpy, as if his older brother hadn’t done enough to steer juicy government deals his way. “Being the brother of George Bush isn’t a financial windfall by any stretch of the imagination,” huffed William H.T. Bush.

    Well, perhaps being the brother of the president didn’t generate as much business as he hoped, but having the good fortune to be the uncle of the president certainly appears to have padded the pockets of the man endearingly known to George W. Bush as “Uncle Bucky.” …

  • Sol Man

    Some life forms have blown or swam to die on land. They came to the right spot to join all of the other zombies.

    No one can guess how many died in places far-off unobserved.

  • Nick

    This may not be all that significant, but I I have a hunch that The Golden Rule, set to sail again today (6/20/15) will be a catalyst for reviving mass
    awareness about the need to wage peace.

    “Splashdown” on June 20

    The historic Golden Rule antinuclear protest boat will set sail again, '

    http://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2015/05/22/golden-rule-sail-again

    ….Yesterday, I mentioned the 1958 trip to some friends, how my family boat watched while she was in Honolulu. I had NO IDEA, no clue that she was being given a new life, nor that she'd sail again. Did I know something without realizing it?

    As the day turned to night, my father mentioned it with a gleam in his eye, happy that a memory of his fond past was to resurface itself.

    I know the splashdown will be a mere ripple in the vast Pacific, but at least it's a ripple my family will be able to feel across the decades and across the continent (Philadelphia).

  • Nick

    Our "modern" world is out of kilter, folks everywhere are struggling to survive, to find meaning, hope, etc.

    We spend vast sums trying to fight phantom enemies abroad, while plenty of domestic hatred shreds our sense of security.

    Maybe it is time to rethink what we are here for. Are we really meant to
    spend 612 Billion dollars on death this year?

    Our lust for defense and weapons has probably destroyed our planet as the toxic legacy of decades of nuclear this and that poisons the ecosphere, possibly forever.

    I know hate and obscene military budgets will not fade overnight, but there is still a chance for enough of us to "get it."

    Sanity is embracing the insanity that surrounds us.

  • Nick

    "Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds."

    http://www.newsforage.com/2015/06/germany-agreed-thursday-to-turn-more.html

    Hmmm. I detect a small positive in the vast ocean of war and deceit.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    “like a red carpet… 12-16 inches thick…"

    The crabs are trying to paint Edvard Munch's painting, "The Scream," starting with the sky. Budget cutbacks…

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-red-crabs-southern-california-beaches-20150615-story.html#

    "This might look like a bad day for the red crabs, but it's a good day for shorebirds who rely on them to survive," Frimond said. "It's the ecosystem at work."

    I forgot my new pack of cigarettes yesterday on the way to work. I stopped to rest there, and then it started to rain so I left hurriedly on my bicycle.

    I went back to get them, during lunch break at midnight, on the side walk next to an empty building. I saw them lying there in the dim light, and something else was there too. Right next to the cigarettes was a bullfrog. I retrieved the cigarettes, and the frog didn't move.

    It was only five inches away. So I just picked up the frog. It just hung loosely in my hand. I sat it down. It was still sitting there at 5 am. I heard some other bullfrogs croaking.

    Pun intended.

    When it's people pets dropping, don't worry, it's just the ecosystem.

    Georgia guidestones: less than 500,000,000. Settle for half a dozen?

    • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

      Agreed unincredulous,my beautiful,intelligent GSD has a mast cell tumour on her snout,it went from a tiny bald spot to over a half an inch protuberance in two weeks,going to try Hydrazine Sulfate.

      Peace peeps.

  • nedlifromvermont

    mornin' 'newsers …

    bad news in bulk … just remember what you were taught as children …

    "GE(eeee) … we bring good things to life" …

    oh yeah!

    (and some really nasty things, too, which you are not allowed to talk about)

    = Jeffrey Immelt (bag-o'-shit for brains)

    peace …

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "bad news in bulk"

      Bad news in bulk at the bed n breakfast.

      First we had a "Warm Blob," now a "Purple Blob".

      If you speed up the playback speed of modern mainstream news, it sounds like "blah blah blah."

      Play it backwards and it says "Fukushima.Radiation. Money."

  • 😐

    I look at the photos and I watched the CBS video with a reporter on the beach, but I see no birds. I hear no birds.

    Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't there be a feeding frenzy or something?

    Seems like the experts always say the testing will be back later and later never really comes. 😡

    • FREE FOOD FOR SEAGULLS!

      Where are they?

      No birds, no fish, no crabs, no sea stars.

      Get a clue, maybe it is time to buy a couple vowels..

      DOH!

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Oh where oh where has my little birds gone oh where oh where can they be?

        Oh where, oh where
        Has my little crab gone?
        Oh where, oh where can he be?
        With his eyes wide shut
        And his allowable limits cut long
        Oh where, oh where can he be?
        I think he went down
        To the nuclear building site
        To see what he could see
        And in his mouth
        Was a globe so bright
        I wonder what could it be

        Oh where, oh where
        Has my little whale gone?
        Oh where, oh where can he be?
        With his food chain cut short
        And his cesium cut long
        Oh where, oh where can he be?
        I last saw him by the GE life bulldozer
        Playing and running around
        But I just can't see him there anymore
        He just can't seem to be found
        Perhaps the man over there will know
        He may have seen him go by
        Who knows where
        He might have decided to go
        But we've got to give it a try

        Oh where, oh where
        Has my little starfish gone?
        Oh where, oh where can he be?
        With his strontium 90 cut long
        Oh where, oh where can he be?

        Oh where, oh where
        Has my little earth gone?
        With it's organic life cut short
        and nuclear permits cut long.
        But I just can't see common sense anymore
        It just can't seem to be found
        Perhaps the IAEA over there will know
        They may have seen it go by
        Who knows where
        It might have decided to go
        But we've got to give it a try

        But we've got to give it a try
        Kim Kardashian's globes got slobber all over them
        Common sense is is surely near by.

    • dunkilo

      Check out web cams on the west coast,can count the birds seen on one hand:(

      • 😥

        Yet, the media remains mum about FUKUSHIMA and it's ongoing FALLOUT from TRIPLE MELTDOWNS!

        The RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION from Fukushima's China Syndromes is playing a part in what we are witnessing and it's just beginning.

  • Radicaldata Radicaldata

    Hello all beautiful people here,
    I know, we ALL know what is going down.
    We are all aware of cover-ups, lies, money/greed of those in control, of scientists and media being paid to keep silent….
    All allowing the mass die off of our planet without a care.

    I actually think that some of those morons I mentioned above, do see posts on this web site and others.

    But while we point fingers and spend much time talking about who is to blame, they are happy, because it is taking away from the spread of knowledge here of what is HAPPENING.

    People that visit this site should be bombarded with facts of deaths
    in our oceans, with acid rains, with dumps of nuclear waste, with cancers, with "it's knocking on your door".

    I think that if this site was likely to bother those we point fingers at, it would mysteriously be shut down.

    If we post enough information of what is happening to our world for it to be a threat to them that they find a way to shut us down, we will know it is time to shout it out in the streets.

    Just my view.

    Stay Cool 🙂

  • rogerthat

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-nuclear-waste-idUSKBN0OZ1A020150619

    Jun 19, 2015

    Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

    FRANKFURT | BY VERA ECKERT

    • rogerthat

      scary stuff:

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/germany-energy-nuclear-waste-idAFL5N0Z52JO20150619

      Jun 19, 2015
      German govt clashes with Bavaria over nuclear storage site plan

      … In a joint statement, the country's four leading utilities RWE, E.ON, EnBW and Vattenfall welcomed the proposal by the environment ministry.

      Moreover, the companies said they were willing to scrap several lawsuits against the government and several states if a lasting agreement, including cost distribution, could be found.

      In those lawsuits, the utilities rejected a 2014 law that bans transporting reprocessed nuclear waste to a central storage site at Gorleben and stipulated it be stored at sites near nuclear reactors instead.

      The utilities say the transport ban is politically motivated and on-site storage incurs additional costs they should not have to bear.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/06/19/govt-still-looking-nuclear-waste-site-one-year-after-pursuing-muckaty

    Govt still looking for nuclear waste site one year after pursuing Muckaty

    Today marks one year since the federal government agreed to stop pursuing Muckaty, Northern Territory, as a site to store nuclear waste.

    By Andrea Booth
    19 JUN 2015

    The government was half way through a federal court challenge when it decided to withdraw from pursuing Muckaty as a site to store nuclear waste.

    A court case had been battling the issue for nearly 10 years.

    The Northern Land Council nominated Muckaty, located 120 kilometres from Tennant Creek, as a site for a dump in 2006 with the Muckaty community to receive a $12 million benefits package. But Warlmanpa and Marumungu people in Muckaty claimed they had not been consulted about the plan.

    The threat of a nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal Land continues after the government called for other land owners, councils or organisations to nominate their land for the facility.

    The Department of Industry and Science told media this year it remained "committed" to finding a site.

    Gindalbie Metals managing director Mike O’Neill told news.com.au he had offered a location 500 kilometres north of Perth.

    "If we can meet the requirements and there is a profit in it …

    • rogerthat

      and it can be undertaken safely and everybody was on side, then yes," he said.

      Traditional owners of Muckaty say they feel they must continue to defend their land and culture from nuclear waste.

      Aunty Jeanie Sambo told NITV News that a nuclear waste dump would destroy them. "It will probably poison [everything] that we live [from], like the animals that we hunt and the river that we drink out of," she said. "It is not good for us."

      Australia produces nuclear waste and sends it overseas as the country does not yet have its own processing facilities. International agreements require that the processed material be returned to Australia.

      Australia has about 5,000 cubic metres of nuclear waste.

      Protecting Manawangku was filmed through the lead up to a major rally in Tenant Creek against the proposed dump and screens tonight at 8.30pm on NITV on Channel 34.

  • rogerthat

    http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/specialreport/154130850/Cleanup-of-Ohio-uranium-plant-expected-to-take-decades-more

    Cleanup of Ohio uranium plant expected to take decades more

    June 18. 2015

    COLUMBUS (AP) — The cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio is expected to take another three decades or more, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

    U.S. Sen. Rob Portman had asked whether the administration was committed to decontaminating and decommissioning the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon at an accelerated rate and finishing by 2024, as announced by former Energy Secretary Steven Chu. In a response sent earlier this month and shared Tuesday by Portman, the department said the 2024 goal “is not achievable.”

    Instead, without much elaboration, it said its target range for finishing the cleanup is between 2044 and 2052. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.msnbc.com/greenhouse/watch/montana-farmers-fear-radioactive-waste-467703363781

    6/18/15
    Montana farmers fear radioactive waste

    Farm owner Barbara Kubesh lost her dog to radioactive waste and says nothing is being done about it in Montana, which has six times the higher legal limit than its neighboring state South Dakota. Duration: 9:20

    • Sparky Sparky

      Thanks RogerThat. “Exploration & Production” (E&P) waste is considered low-level, and is described in the complaint the Kubeshs filed in 2/15. Very frightening and deadly! This particular waste, transported and apparently spilled on this poor farmer’s property via the road that cuts through their property, includes an estimated 8,000-12,000 TONS of “technologically enhanced radioactive material” (TENOFORM) per MONTH from North Dakota alone.

      This complaint provides a window into the incredibly lax regulatory environment that favors corporate and governmental (pro-nuke pimps) interests gained at the expense of the public and environment. 🙁 They are criminals and should be held accountable!!

      Here's the Kubesh's complaint (21 pgs., pretty straightforward content):
      http://leg.mt.gov/content/Services%20Division/Lepo/mepa/Court-Cases/diamondvkubeshesvsdeq.pdf

  • rogerthat

    stunning yarn:

    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/18/jeffrey-sterling-took-on-the-cia-and-lost-everything/

    THE WHISTLEBLOWER'S TALE
    HOW JEFFREY STERLING TOOK ON THE CIA — AND LOST EVERYTHING

  • rogerthat

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/18/feds-spent-19-billion-to-clean-up-nuke-site-but-it-could-still-explode/

    Feds Spent $19 Billion To Clean Up Nuke Site But It Could Still Explode

    ETHAN BARTON
    06/18/2015

    A Fukushima-like explosion could result if a Department of Energy project to treat nuclear waste continues to fail – mostly due to government and contractor mismanagement – despite the $19 billion it has cost since 1989.

    The Hanford Site in Washington State began operating in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for the nation’s nuclear weapons program. It ultimately included nine reactors and generated 56 million gallons of radioactive waste by the time operations were closed in 1987.

    Most of the $19 billion has gone to contractors to treat the hazardous and increasingly volatile material, but “to date, no waste has been treated,” according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

    “There are lots of question marks, and they’re very expensive question marks,” said Tom Carpenter, executive director of Hanford Challenge, a watchdog group, Tom Carpenter. He said the project has essentially become a perpetual check for contractors who face no consequences for failure. …

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