Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere — “It’s truly frightening… wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium” — Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium… Fukushima had hundreds of tons — TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO)

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Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 3, Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

  • Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast host: One of the things that you’ve talked about and [environmental scientist Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE] have talked about is internal radiation exposures and hot particles. What’s the difference between a bomb exploding and a nuclear plant exploding in the hot particles?
  • Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer and former nuclear engineer (emphasis added): Most of the bomb exposure was from a direct flash that was over in seconds. There wasn’t a significant amount of contamination on the ground because the bomb went off 1,000 feet in the air. So there was not a lot of radiation residual left on the ground for hot particles to get into people’s lungs… That’s not what we’re seeing at Fukushima Daiichi. Everything I’m finding here is millions and billions of very, very small particles that are spread pretty much everywhere. We’ll know a little bit more about that in the future… There’s no comparison between a bomb and what happened at Fukushima. A bomb obliterated maybe a pound of uranium and it was a thousand feet in the air, so most of it went up almost immediately; whereas each of the nuclear reactors at Fukushima had 100 tons of uranium in them so that the quantity of radiation that’s spread out throughout the countryside is orders of magnitude higher at Fukushima than it was at Nagasaki.

Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 2, Feb 17, 2016:

  • Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer and former nuclear engineer (at 2:30 in): We found a parking lot at a supermarket [in Fukushima] that had a large radioactive source right in the middle… that people were walking over and driving over. It was loaded with black radioctive dust just wherever you go – it’s everywhere
  • AG: One of the samples that one of my fellow scientists collected showed plutonium –and significant amounts of plutonium. It was in a square meter… he was getting 19 disintegration per second [becquerels] of plutonium. That stuff is going to be around for a quarter million years
  • Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast founder: That plutonium was part of the core that came out then in the explosion, correct?
  • AG: Yeah, the only source it could ever have come from is inside that nuclear reactor.
  • MG: And the plutonium is being redeposited at locations that where unanticipated?
  • AG: Yeah, it’s everywhere.… It is everywhere, and we’re very careful, we’re wearing gloves all the time, respirators all the times…
  • AG: Wherever the ground is exposed, there is a high level of radiation in the mountains around here… it’s all going to run right off and into the Pacific Ocean…
  • MG: You talked about the plutonium — where was that found?…
  • AG: The plutonium was found in a farmer’s field about 10 miles from the power plant, it was found because that’s where they looked. If it’s sitting out in that farmer’s field, it’s everywhere. Wherever there’s radiation — cesium — there’s going to be plutonium, and that’s truly frightening… It’s pretty clear that significant amounts of plutonium are scattered throughout the hillsides… plutonium has got a 25,000 year half-life, so it’s a quarter of a million years before it’s gone.

Discovery, Dec 27, 2015: “Although only limited areas of Fukushima are allowing residents to come back, that doesn’t mean these areas are safe. You can still find dangerous radioactive elements such as cesium, strontium, and plutonium in abundant quantities here.”

Fairewinds’ podcasts here: No. 2 | No. 3Watch Discovery broadcast here

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  • Byrian420 Byrian420

    Mmmmm Plutonium, its what's for dinner!!!!


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    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Plutonium fishsticks. Strontium milk. Cesium fruits. Isn't nuclear power great!?!
      A ten millionth of a gram of plutonium dust inhaled killed every mammal ever exposed in testing done by the DOE. Some mammals died within 5 years. Some died in 10 years or longer. They all perished from various cancers; liver, bone and lung cancers being the most common types of cancers caused by plutonium exposure. Just a ten millionth of a gram is lethal. If we assume there was 100 tons of nuclear fuels that vaporized at Fuku and 10% of the fuels was plutonium then that's 10 tons that has been spread around the environment. 10 tons x 2000 lbs x 16 oz x 28 grams x 10,000,000 = 8,960,000,000,000,000 lethal doses of plutonium just from the explosions and fires at Fukushima. That's not even counting the water transported plutonium contamination, which still continues to this day. Plus we know from continuous iodine 131 detection that fission criticalities are still occurring so that means ever more plutonium production is going on.
      Considering the reactor 3 MOX dirty bomb explosion and the reactor 4 sfp fires I'd say this is a conservative estimate of how much plutonium was blown up into the air as smoke or particles.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Some people say 3,000,000 pounds of fuel rod went up. 8.96 to the 45th power.

        There aren't enough zeros to define how many lethal doses of Plutonium are out there in the biosphere.

        Let's not forget the 90% that is Enriched Uranium. It kills, too, for billions of years. Plutonium is just a 'hair' faster.


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        • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

          Nuke reactors convert about 9-10% of the total fuels into plutonium. I assume it's a higher percentage than that at Fuku though since the cores melted and have been fissioning out of control now for over 5 years. Usually the fuels are changed every 18 months or so due to buildup of fission inhibiting daughter isotope gases in the fuel rods. More plutonium is produced the longer the fuel undergoes fission. The ratio of higher to lower number plutonium isotopes also increases the longer the fuels are irradiated from fission. So you get more and more plutonium of which a greater and greater percentage is heavier isotopes like Pu241, Pu242. I don't know what percentage of MOX fuels is plutonium vs uranium but the MOX is made from older recycled nuclear warheads.
          Ban Reactors Forever
          Clean up the death wastes
          Death sentences for nuker criminals


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Quadrillions of le5hal doses ….


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    • 4Yahshua

      5~21~5998 (out of 6000)Sabbath in this "Doomsday Apocalypse".
      Last Evil Days of "Manmean"! Yahshua the Son of Yahweh Returns VEERY SOON! Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED in THEM. Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah! Hebrew: "Praise ye Yah!"

      And FUKUSHIMA FLU is what we all are beginning to suffer! The skin of my nose now keeps peeling which I understand is from cesium exposure. An Animal Planet special 30 years since Chernobyl points out that a small rodent population doing poorly is now thriving because of being given pellet food containing a number of antioxidants. This is a GREAT hint for US!

      ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!


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  • Sickputer

    The incidence of lung cancer will skyrocket in the Northern Hemisphere. Starting now after five years of adjacent DNA cell explosions in human (and animal) lungs. Forty years from now the population graphics will find the big population boom of the previous 200 years has slowed. And survivors will be extremely sick and dying in young and elderly age groups. The only solution is dilution and that will require 10 million years. The human race will never make it. War, toxic chemicals, and artificial radiation will doom carbon life on this planet. Slugs will inherit the earth. Or maybe just Green Slime bacteria.


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    • theworldisalie theworldisalie

      Agreed, we all know we are sucking in hot particles, even now the odd one. They will give you a lethal close proximity dose within a year.

      That's the reality.


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      • Fukushima – Growing Alarm, Things Going Downhill Fast; 2 BILLION Bq/Liter Cesium 137 Radioactive Water Going Into Ocean, Buildings Sinking, Uncontrolled Steaming, Criticality Evidence
        http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/07/fukushima-growing-alarm-things-going.html

        Compare this article to the Safecast one about Fukushima; quite a difference, eh?

        Which is is reality, and which one is fiction?

        And which one would most people choose to believe?

        How many people are in denial about reality around Fukushima?


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        • GOM GOM

          DG
          Do the masses even know about Japan? I've asked, most dont have a clue. At least down here. Seems like we are in an 'age of whiners'..folks designed to be self-absorbed. And helpless.
          Remember the image of a well-to-do women screaming on the news that the Feds "had better do something" because they had no clean water..ect. This was Super Storm Sandy. They were told to leave.

          And the BP fiasco. I witnessed people swimming in a gulf of dead sealife. You could smell the oil.. the Corexit. Didn't matter. They went to the boardwalks to "see". Inhaling lethal doses of stupidity.
          I sheltered in place for 6 months, Hepa purifiers in each room. Plus tons of prep. Had to leave for awhile.

          As for Japan, we understand that the containment structure spared us a whopping dose. At least initially. For that I am at least grateful. Chernobyl, with no containment, well, that shit scattered instantly to the 4 winds..
          The Nazi Nukists knows that Tokyo was heavy dosed, as was the rest of Japan. Are the people unaware? Clueless? Do they watch each other die? Like we do.

          That's about it. Back to life in OZ..


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          • We Not They Finally

            "As for Japan, we understand that the containment structure spared us a whopping dose." Excuse me — WHAT "containment structure"? It's many reactors all out of containment NOW, and some way close to the original date. There is no "containment structure" protecting us!!! And the "whooping dose" is yes, INCREASING. See Bob Nichols, Veterans Today, prints cities above 1,000 CPM every Saturday. All over America. And it is also HARDLY inclusive. Like Miami went over 1,500 CPM for several weeks running, then was nowhere to be found! Nichols calls those cities MIA, which is accurate. Albuquerque — gone. Phoenix — gone. St. Louis — gone. What we do not know will yes, continue to harm us.


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        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes. Dr. Goodheart. Ty. Maybe a definition of terms would be in order; beginning with "Decommission". Peace


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        • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

          Think about the total load of radioactive isotopes contained in 2 BILLION bq/L water!! Why don't they ever tell us the plutonium levels? Strontium levels? Cobalt levels? We want the truth!


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          • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

            GOM: "As for Japan, we understand that the containment structure spared us a whopping dose." I have to disagree. Fukushima Japan spared the world nothing- save the truth- about anything. :(
            BanReactorsForever: "We want the truth!"

            I don't. Not any more. Just saying. Meh.


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        • unincredulous unincredulous

          The former Japanese ambassador was just kidding. People love messengers bearing bad news. Maybe he was trying to win friends and influence peope. Maybe he was trying to get laid.
          Regular readers of Enenews are familiar with the popularity the doomsday messaging brings. Oh yeah.

          The guy was an Ambassador for the nation of Japan, so obviously his social skills and ability to rationalize and convey facts are questionable. I would just ignore him. He must be a conspiracy nut living in his momma's basement.


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    • GOM GOM

      Sickputer
      Excellent.. just friggin excellent.


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    • Internal Radiation Danger Explained; Most People Have No Clue, Most Schools And Colleges Never Teach Anything Except Pro Nuclear PR Spin, Emergency Info Lacking, Correlations Is Not Causation Debunked
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2016/05/internal-radiation-danger-explained.html


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  • GOM GOM

    Biotic Crisis

    Abstract. The biotic crisis overtaking our planet is likely to precipitate a major extinction of species. That much is well known. Not so well known but probably more significant in the long term is that the crisis will surely disrupt and deplete certain basic processes of evolution, with consequences likely to persist for millions of years.

    Distinctive features of future evolution could include a homogenization of biotas, a proliferation of opportunistic species, a pest-and-weed ecology, an outburst of speciation among taxa that prosper in human-dominated ecosystems, a decline of biodisparity, an end to the speciation of large vertebrates, the depletion of “evolutionary powerhouses” in the tropics, and unpredictable emergent novelties.

    Despite this likelihood, we have only a rudimentary understanding of how we are altering the evolutionary future. As a result of our ignorance, conservation policies fail to reflect long-term evolutionary aspects of biodiversity loss.


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  • GOM GOM

    The Core Concept

    "Death is one thing, an end to birth is something else."

    In other words, impending extinctions will be far from the full final outcome of current environmental disruption. At least as important will be the alteration of evolutionary process, and for a period that is difficult to estimate but must surely measure in millions of years.

    http://www.biology-online.org/articles/biotic_crisis_future_evolution/core_concept.html


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  • GOM GOM

    The Vital Vastness..[book]

    Abstract.

    'Evidence proves that it is mutants which are fit to survive that lead to new species'

    Few realize that there are not the series of graduated steps from one species to another, but rather the sudden appearance of new species.

    Mutation in the chromosome or its components (DNA, RNA, proteins, etc.) is the primary source of producing new species. Survival of the fittest merely plays a minor, at best, secondary role.

    The evolution of RNA played a very important role in the earliest history of life. For one, genetic variation can be introduced as the result of mutation and RNA makes the mutation workable (RNA-catalyzed

    The chromosome can bypass any assault on its integrity by repairing, reconstructing, substituting, improving and innovating its own molecular environment.

    The chromosome can alter the gene's action, leading genetic pathways into new functional alleys, and hence, new creatures.

    Ionizing Radiation and Evolution

    Ionizing radiation, in the form of x-rays, gamma-rays and neutrons, is the most effective mutagen, as has been seen by its effects on DNA.
    As a consequence, the radiation induced structural alteration of DNA molecules will alter genetic expression, producing new species.

    http://www.livingcosmos.com/evolution.htm

    A brilliant read.. a grotesque future


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  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDdJ0UQlBmI (1:50)

    Radioactive Waste Grade Soil found in Tokyo – Arnie Gundersen

    Published on Mar 25, 2012
    Tokyo Soil Samples Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The US

    "While traveling in Japan several weeks ago, Fairewinds' Arnie Gundersen took soil samples in Tokyo public parks, playgrounds, and rooftop gardens. All the samples would be considered nuclear waste if found here in the US. This level of contamination is currently being discovered throughout Japan. At the US NRC Regulatory Information Conference in Washington, DC March 13 to March 15, the NRC's Chairman, Dr. Gregory Jaczko emphasized his concern that the NRC and the nuclear industry presently do not consider the costs of mass evacuations and radioactive contamination in their cost benefit analysis used to license nuclear power plants. Furthermore, Fairewinds believes that evacuation costs near a US nuclear plant could easily exceed one trillion dollars and contaminated land would be uninhabitable for generations."

    I was traumatized while watching Arnie scoop up radioactive particles from the parks and gardens of Tokyo; to find it qualified as radioactive waste.

    Who would not be traumatized by this knowledge?

    Poor Arnie.

    I think Meditation helps with this….

    Peace


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    • GOM GOM

      ISPC
      Comparing Chernobyl dispersal to Fukushima has led me to research concerning containment structures. Fuku's structure led to significant lower ground/atmospheric release which would have saturated Japan.

      In time, continuing significant releases would accumulate in upper atmosphere. That's not to say initial release didn't go 'up', it did, but containment caused a more 'ground type' dispersion.

      Chernobyl lack of containment probably saved Moscow.

      Any help in this containment arena would be welcome.

      Containment Structures.
      http://atominfo.ru/files/fukus/containmentstructures.pdf
      •••
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      •••
      High pressure expulsion of molten core debris from the reactor pressure vessel may result in dispersal of the debris from the reactor cavity. In most plants, the cavity exits into the containment such that the debris impinges on structures. Retention of the debris on the structures may affect the further transport of the debris throughout the containment.

      DOE: The influence of selected containment structures on debris dispersal and transport following high pressure melt ejection from the reactor vessel

      http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/7051939/


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      • ISeePinkClouds

        Yes. GOM. Ty. http://atominfo.ru/files/fukus/containmentstructures.pdf

        Regardless of exactly what detonated, some of these photos depict results upon the buildings of an explosive force powerful enough to propel fuel rod particles 500 km.

        http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

        http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp3/daiichi-photos3.htm

        Peace


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      • razzz razzz

        Chernobyl was bad, Daiichi is worse because there is more melted cores involved with more pathways for exposure to the environment. Mainly aquifers contacting melts and leading to a nearby ocean.

        Even with its sarcophagus, Chernobyl leeches to the environment because it is not airtight. That is why the rush in building another sarcophagus that is airtight.

        Daiichi still has no containment at three of the blown out reactor buildings. Probably never will unless you consider groundwater containment as opposed to the melts being in open air like Chernobyl.

        Melted radioactive slag ejection is not the same as radioactive materials vaporizing (atomizing). Without knowing how much of the cores at Chernobyl and Daiichi vaporized, it is hard to figure how much radioactivity escaped the buildings when ruined containment(s) is only a hindrance to venting. Remaining radioactive dust is another worry as the building degrades.

        Caldicott claims the energy of 1,000 Hiroshima type bombs are in a Mark 1 reactor core. Now Arnie claim 500 bombs but does not say what type of bombs are represented in a reactor core. Disputed claims of 50% of the core at Chernobyl has gone missing, no estimates for Daiichi since they can't find the melted cores so calculations seems futile. The radioactive ash fall on the USS Reagan flotilla after Unit 3's explosion is pretty much ignored but all agree that spent fuel contains more daughter products than a working nuke core.


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        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes. razzz. Ty. The Earth is no place to live. Peace


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        • razzz razzz

          'Former Prime Minister Koizumi backs U.S. sailors suing over Fukushima radiation'

          "…According to lawyers for the group, seven of its members have died so far, including some from leukemia…"
          http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/19/national/former-prime-minister-koizumi-backs-u-s-sailors-suing-over-fukushima-radiation/#.Vz7bzuZEsr8


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        • The second sarc is also NOT AIRTIGHT. It's only purpose is to keep the rain off the fuel rods and corium in the exploded reactor building.

          It would get lethal in there very quickly from build up of radiation if they sealed it up.

          Those open to the air spent fuel rods are still dusting off in the building and emitting hot particles.


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          • razzz razzz

            Dr. Goodheart: I suggest you read up on what they are trying to accomplish with the second arched sarcophagus. Why go through all the trouble to demolish a radioactive contaminated building and allow radioactive dust to escape to the atmosphere. Only Japan is stupid enough to allow that.

            The first sarcophagus was only built to protect the building from rain and other elements, it was never airtight.

            What is interesting, before design and construction of the second arch enclosure is that there was no place planned yet to store the radioactive debris being wrecked out. The entire building will have to be demolished into little piece, somewhat decontaminated, entombed, buried, stored somewhere safe for centuries.

            'Safety'

            "Radioactive dust in the shelter is monitored by hundreds of sensors.[5] Workers in the 'local zone' carry two dosimeters, one showing real-time exposure and the second recording information for the worker's dose log.[15] Workers have a daily and annual radiation exposure limit. Their dosimeter beeps if the limit is reached and the worker's site access is cancelled.[15] The annual limit (20 millisieverts) may be reached by spending 12 minutes above the sarcophagus roof or a few hours around the chimney."
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_New_Safe_Confinement


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nuclear center waits over a year to report cyber-attack

    May 19, 2016 at 14:20 JST

    "On Feb. 19, 2015, an outside information security firm notified the center, “Your server is being used as a relay point in a cyber-attack that is sending high volumes of data to an outside target.”

    The center changed the settings on its server the following day to prevent further infiltration attempts. The security company did not reveal the target of the cyber-attack."


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605190065.html

    Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi breaks down in tears at a May 17 news conference in Carlsbad, California, after talking about what U.S. veterans who took part in Operation Tomodachi have endured. (Ari Hirayama)


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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      We too, are sorry, Mr. Koizumi.


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      • GOM GOM

        Yeah..sorry I ain't got a rope..


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        • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

          "Koizumi, 74, responded to a request from a group supporting the plaintiffs and flew to the United States to meet with 10 veterans.

          At a news conference here on May 17, Koizumi said: "U.S. military personnel who did their utmost in providing relief are now suffering from serious illnesses. We cannot ignore the situation."

          Apparently overcome with emotion, Koizumi started crying, but went on and said, "Proponents and opponents of nuclear energy must think together about what can be done."

          Koizumi, in power between 2001 and 2006, became a vocal opponent of nuclear energy after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima plant caused by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami.

          During the news conference, Koizumi also touched upon the significance of the scheduled visit to Hiroshima by U.S. President Barack Obama next week.

          "It will be important to see how that is tied into a reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons," Koizumi said. "We should all work toward zero nuclear plants and develop other energy sources."
          "


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  • or-well or-well

    Hey – what's that black stuff?

    "Manna fron Heaven! Food of the Gods!
    Cosmic hashish! Return of The Blob!
    Melted blackbirds! Dehydrated spiders!
    Licorice dropped by Mystery Outsiders!
    Airborne black pepper from factory processing!
    Crumbling shoe soles – please stop obsessing!
    That's radio-phobia and bad for the health!
    J-Gov says – might be source of new wealth!
    And if not, they'll decontaminate
    by choosing low bidder!
    No need to examinate
    anything scary or radioactive -
    it gets in the way of being pro-active!
    Have kids sweep it up – make it school project!
    Teachers can make sure none will object,
    by bullying, shunning and humiliation!
    Stay where you are with no compensation!
    That's how it goes
    in Subservient nation.


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  • Sol Man

    How many trillion$ to acquire the atomic bomb, and from there we get npp's with meltdowns/outs, so that now it is impossible to fix the atomically rearranged genomes. We can not fix the problems that we have created in pursuit of destruction of others. We fail as a species.


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  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. http://enenews.com/gundersen-video-confirms-worst-fears-scientist-reactor-core-materials-found-almost-500-km-fukushima-plant-40000000000000000000-bqkg-travel-very-very-significant-distances-hot-particles-fou

    At 9:15 in – Kaltofen: The sample that we got came from Nagoya in Japan, its 460 kilometers from the accident site. That’s about 300 miles away.

    At 10:00 in – Kaltofen: The particle we examined was a mixture of fission products from a nuclear reactor and nuclear fuels. We looked at materials like tellurium, radium-226, we saw cesium-134, and -137, cobalt-60, and a whole zoo of isotopes that probably you’ll never hear about on CNN […] 80% by weight of this particle was made up of pure reactor core materials.

    Dust in the Wind.

    Peace


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    • Gabe Gabe

      However, for me the REAL ISSUE is reactor number 4……… I may be neating my dead horse, but when tnat reactor was EMPTY, it stumps even my humble, non-nuclear mind when I try to understand how anything might have been ejected from #4 reactor.
      I know that this is soooooo yesterday, but way back then(yesterday) I posted 4 comments here but only see one.
      My comments were all related to the STONE website, as in JIM.
      i had not visited his site for several years, until yesterday. As I sit reading again his fukushima information, and as I look at the INCREDIBLE PHOTOS hs has of the destroyed reactors, I am left speechless, except to say "holy shite!" He has some amazingly clear and detaild pics tnere, taken from a drone.
      He also has extensive discussion about how the Japanese citizens who contacted him wrote that what happened on that fateful day in March of that fatefil year 2011……. Was NOT a natural event. If people read all the comments sent to him by the Japanese it becomes undeniable that everything about that event was man made.
      I was intrigued to also read the Japanese descriptions of the many day scalar phenomenon that surrounded that event………the sense of swirling, the ground even as far away as the airport, the automatic messages tnat people got on theor cellphones related to the magnitude of the event, thelack of damage to even wood structures until such time as they we hit by the tsunami…..the heavy presence of the middle east country that put in…


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      • Gabe Gabe

        The cameras in the reactors…"cough, cough.
        And the fact thatthere were several other issues that explain WHY this middle east country and USA might jave used sophistocated, space age scalar weapons on Japan……..sort of like the combo used in New York 10 years prior. That same middle eastern country was also the "securoty" company at the New York event…….and now the trail, the 28 pages, lead to the Saudie people….hmmmmmm
        All the while the zio regime in the USA controls all….hmmmmm

        For anyone who has not spent an afternoon deeply exploring the Stone website, as on Jim……..I would highly recommend it if for no otner reason, the information he has re. fukushima.

        Still today, when I suggest to people that they avoid all ocean fish, at all costs due to Fukushima, I het these looks of utter stupid comfusion……..until I explain to them the reality of what is flowinginto the Pacific daily. Even a brilliant woman, young, adentist, ex-military, totally into organic a nd home grown…………she was absolutely NOT aware of the ongoing fuku reality, and how the ocean currents flow. She was hoping that her one loved seafood, tnat typically is harbested in the far, far north Pacific was immune from any fuku impact. I sent her a link showing the flow of the ocean currents and suggested she wegh the risks carefully. She has 2 young kids, and her husband is disabled, likely vaccine induced neurological degeneration………
        May God help us all……..


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      • aunavoz

        Gabe .. first of all .. I think stone's theories are as far.out wacky as they come .. but you are entitled to your own opinion of course.

        Google stone and ene together and you can see stone had expressed some very disparaging remarks abt this site. I remember admin addressing this quite sternly .. and he must have shared it here bc I would not have read his comments on the other site.

        So no .. that site and name and links do not pass ene's censors ..


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  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-studies-show-multiple-fuel-cores-ejected-fukushima-reactors-thought-one-big-concerns-hot-particles-uranium-plutonium-fuels-detected-300-miles-away-video

    Radioactively‐contaminated environmental dusts can accumulate in indoor spaces, potentially causing significant radiation exposures to humans via inhalation, dermal contact, and ingestion… a micron‐scaled particle [had] activity greater than 1.0 PBq kg [1 Quadrillion Bq/kg]. The particle was collected from a home in Nagoya, Japan.

    Nagoya is 460 km from the accident site… It contained both fission products and decay products of 238U… tellurium up to 48.0 %, cesium up to 15.6 %, rubidium up to 1.22 %, polonium up to 1.19 %, dysprosium up to 0.18 %, as well as trace amounts of Sn, lead, nickel, iron, and chromium… 226Ra, 134Cs, and 137Cs, 241Am, and 230Th [were] the most commonly detected gamma photon-emitting isotopes…

    about 25 % of dusts sampled [were] autoradiographically positive for hot particles… the majority of these hot particles were 10 um [micrometers] or less in size, meaning that they were potentially inhalable… Radioactively‐hot particles on the respirable size range were routinely detected, with one as far as 460 km [285 miles] from the release site.

    Very HOT Particles.

    Very sad.

    Peace


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "Meanwhile, with the overall seafood consumption in most developing countries increasing, the report further suggests that Japan may profit from expanding its export market in the future, as a means to compensate for domestic sales decline."

      Developing countries that don't test. Now who could that be?


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      • m a x l i

        That would be all countries starting with an 'U': Uganda, Uzbekistan and so on.

        The shift in ("Japanese") seafood consumption from Japan to elsewhere is another way to get rid of the control group (after the contaminated rubble incineration distributed across the country, eat Fukushima produce campaigns…)


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Truly froghtening and never let an opportunity go to nuclear waste…

    GPDB Announces a Purchase Agreement for One of the Largest U.S. Suppliers of Fresh Caught MSC Certified Seafood

    Controlling the supply of seafood for millions of potential GPDB customers is a strategic necessity, afforded only through vertical integration. The average adult over 45 years old and living in the United States consumes seafood 3-4 times, monthly. Yet, because of the nuclear disasters in Japan and radioactive contamination spreading through the Pacific Ocean, vast species of fish and plant life are being adversely affected and are undesirable for human consumption. The best quality, wild caught seafood from the Atlantic and Caribbean is part of a well-managed sustainable but limited supply. This acquisition by GPDB is a critical move to ensure consistent access to popular high quality, sustainable-sourced seafood at the very best value for its customers.

    http://financialpress.com/2016/05/19/gpdb-announces-a-purchase-agreement-for-one-of-the-largest-u-s-suppliers-of-fresh-caught-msc-certified-seafood/

    And the world say's, please sirs, may I ave nother meltdown…


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  • Nick

    My crystal ball fades at the moment….but I have a hunch that viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, etc will inherit the Earth as the toxic loading of the biosphere reaches a critical level and not a soul on the planet will be able to hide from the biological alterations to our hormones, genomes, and more.

    Think of poisons in the world as a wave, a tsunami as you will, that wash across and threw ecosystems. Sure, parts of the systems are resilient, but most are fragile, oxidative stress causing a tipping point and organisms to die.

    Now go neuronal.

    Ponder cellular and quantum disruptions in your brain pan.

    It is really happening.

    Don't, for a nano-second think otherwise.

    Plutonium mimics iron.

    Fatigue anyone?

    Connect the dots.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Is this cart in front of the horse?

    G7
    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605190061.html

    Aso sidestepped a question on whether Japan will delay the tax hike, repeating that there was no change to the government's plan to raise the tax unless a massive earthquake or a crisis of the scale of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 hit Japan.


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  • Nick

    "The researchers were able to see for the first time some of the "molecular mechanisms organisms use to distinguish between metal ions," they reported. Jensen and his team found that one of the receptors that is usually charged with bringing iron into cells(known as the transport protein serum transferrin, or Tf) was also transporting the plutonium ions. The pathway has two binding sites, and in order for it to cross into the cell, both need to be filled with an iron-like ion. "

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/fukushima-absorbed-how-plutonium-poisons-the-body/

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679905/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/molecule-of-the-month-plutonium-1597432.html


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Scientific American article:

      "Current plutonium-exposure therapies address circulating plutonium but cannot disarm the ions that have already been taken up by the body's cells and tissues. But future treatments could make use of the preference for iron—and the partial resistance to plutonium uptake—to develop targeted drugs for humans in case of future nuclear accidents or attacks."

      What about the animals we eat? What about the plants we eat? If they all get cancer and die, I guess the scientists will invent ways for us all to eat rocks. God, why are men so dumb?


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605190059.html

    Hibakusha: Obama apology nice, but priority is disarmament

    Obama, who in 2009 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize partly for making nuclear nonproliferation a centerpiece of his agenda, will on May 27 become the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945.

    The city of Nagasaki was bombed three days later.

    Obama's visit to Hiroshima, after he attends a meeting of Group of Seven (G-7) leaders in Tokyo, was hotly debated in the White House, with concern it would be criticized in the United States if it was seen as an apology.


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  • Nick

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/101687426

    "In Fukushima, it has become a taboo to be afraid of contamination due to the nuclear accident or be concerned about radiation exposure. They are not supposed to be afraid as the country, the government and the researchers assure them it’s safe. Therefore, this project uses the word, boarding school, instead of evacuation, allowing for easier dissemination of information in Fukushima and less hesitant participation. "

    http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.com/2014/05/mako-oshidori-in-dusseldorf-hidden.html

    Taboo.


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    • Like primitive cultures who have no reading, writing or arithmetic, plus lots of TABOO's like not digging up 'hot' dirt like uranium and not building any homes there.

      "Modern' man has changed the taboo to make digging up uranium very good, but talking about it, is now TABOO.

      Got taboo?

      Achoooooooo

      Alllerrrggiess


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Why the fuck would Japan want to have military offensive forces or be engaged in counter terror operations when it is taboo to fear dirty bombs? Should they not scold US leaders when they fear monger against "evil" leaders seeking weapons of mass destruction like Saddam Hussein, who was accused of seeking to enrich uranium?

      I swear the fucking world has lost its' mind. Every day it's shit for brains tsunami.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    planet of the three pound brain ape-men waves goodbye
    https://fs02.androidpit.info/a/1f/fa/autoradiograph-1ffaf6-h900.jpg

    buy the book?
    http://www.autoradiograph.org/en/book/

    contemporary nature photographers of Japan. Notice the advancement of civilization provides them with protection against the environment. Thank you global fascist nuclear cartel!
    http://www.autoradiograph.org/en/bio/img/nhk_2.jpg

    autoradiographs compiled onto an app
    https://www.androidpit.com/app/org.autoradiograph.app.en

    Images show proof of why high specific activity isotopes and fallout nanoparticles dont fit the ICRP failed dose model. Point sources are created by nanoparticle, or biological sorting/bioabsorption. This is why people who look for gross becquerel counts will be deceived as to the danger of fallout.

    didnt find plutonium…science cover up?
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25050458

    Guess you have to know where to look
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25014620

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24531259

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257317603_Analysis_of_Radionuclide_Releases_from_the_Fukushima_Dai-Ichi_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Accident_Part_I


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Yes, it is time for an all inclusive, cause it's the Earth only, upon those that enabled this to happen…

    Bring it on.

    Sick sailors meet with Japan's former prime minister Posted: May 17, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The fallout from Japan's nuclear disaster has hit home as the former Japanese prime minister and U.S. Sailors file a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company.

    In 2011, with more than 5,000 sailors on board, the San Diego-based USS Ronald Reagan was deployed to provide aid after a tsunami hit Japan and also set off meltdowns at a nuclear plant. The USS Reagan sailed through a nuclear plume and crews had to spend hours decontaminating the vessel.

    Sailors now say they are suffering from radiation exposure.

    Medical experts believe there is no direct connection between the radiation exposure and the illnesses presented by the sailors.

    The Navy would not comment pending litigation, but a judge has ruled in favor of the sailors. TEPCO has filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court.

    http://www.cbs8.com/story/32000871/sick-sailors-meet-with-japans-former-prime-minister

    An expert is one who has given up on learning…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Don't know bout anyone else, but I see, after five years of exposure, that Fukushima is being ever so slowly absorbed into society as an afterthought of truth in oh so many ways…

    Just like Chernobyl, just like Chernobyl, just like Chernobyl, but more, please…


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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      Toto, I don't think we're…

      Uh…Toto??

      toto?

      :(


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      • Jebus Jebus

        TMI Chernobyl & Fukushima

        Sounds like a firm of lawyers…


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        • Jebus Jebus

          If there was ever a time in history that all these a… err… lawyers should stand up for what they profess to purvey in professionally…

          This is it!


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        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

          SL-1: Murder by Nuclear Reactor
          July 20, 2015
          “The SL-1 burial ground in 2003, as taken from an EPA report published that year. Underneath the surface are what remains of the SL-1 nuclear reactor, the building that contained it, tons of contaminated soil and rock, and some of the remains of the only people killed by a reactor accident in the United States.
          “There have been three nuclear power plant meltdowns that have captured worldwide attention and left the general public with the opinion that nuclear power is too dangerous to rely upon. The most dangerous have been the meltdowns at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2012, both of which have left large areas where no-one can live. Three Mile Island is the other name to conjure with, though it was considerably less disastrous than the other two (it rates a 5 on the INES scale of accident severity, while the other two are a 7). To this we can add the Windscale Fire, also a 5, which was covered in secrecy at the time but became a rallying point for opposition to nuclear power in Britain after it became known in later decades.
          “There have been several other meltdowns and partial meltdowns besides these, few even as severe as Three Mile Island, and in many cases they occurred in the early days of nuclear power when reactors were experimental and so correspondingly more dangerous. Most were clear of fatalities, but the SL-1 meltdown in 1961 killed three people.


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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      Is there a statute of limitations?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Never has been about truth..it is about opportunity.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Irony, bearing down, like a freight train of nuclear waste…

    After news article and online threats, EPA cancels appearance at West Lake Landfill meeting

    EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers all canceled their plans to send representatives to the West Lake Landfill Community Advisory Group's meeting. The volunteer-run group holds these meetings about once a month so residents can ask the agencies questions about the landfill's remaining contamination.

    "When they saw the threat, all three agencies said that's not acceptable. It's too great a risk," Carey said.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_79259a24-8060-5e4f-915f-928e57b812b4.html

    "It's too great a risk" :|


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  • Jebus Jebus

    A veto would carry out a very broken campaign promise…

    White House threatens veto, calls MOX program ‘past deadline, over budget’

    President Barack Obama’s administration called the current version of the National Defense Authorization Act, including continued funding for the MOX project, an impedance to the administration’s national defense strategy Monday and threatened an eventual veto.

    http://www.aikenstandard.com/20160517/160519522/white-house-threatens-veto-calls-mox-program-x2018past-deadline-over-budgetx2019-

    psst… we offshored that years ago and they send it back, with or without containers…


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  • laconic93

    Decontamination workers are starting to drop like flies.

    Last week 45 year old worker was reported missing. Today they found the body of a 25 year old worker in the woods. Of course they claim murder. Something tells me something really bad is happening at the plant.

    http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/05/20/fukushima-cops-missing-mans-body-found-in-forest/

    http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/05/17/fukushima-police-arrest-6-construction-company-employees-after-body-found/


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  • No way of knowing what you may have ingested. Alpha radiation very hard to detect and deadly, especially over time in microscopic particles. Not even a hint of a study of bio-accumulation of radio-isotopes. Never mind theories. Spoke to local science guy. Me in Vancouver, Canada. He said local farmed salmon safer to eat then wild salmon. Eat wild salmon and play the Fukushima lottery. …………Gin, radiated or not may still ease the pain. Don't feel helpless, folks. Lots of idiotic disrespectful to Mother Earth and any God or Gods that may be out there, stupid bullshit projects out there that need protesting be it pipelines nuclear power stations pesticides killing bees or what have you.
    In short plenty of assholes to fight, locally and abroad.
    God Bless and Good Luck!


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  • Jebus Jebus

    How is nuclear power not going to melt down without fossil fuels?

    :|


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Will they have to depend on solar, wind, and batteries after fossil fuels are phased out?

    :|


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Will they not be able to stop them from melting down on a nightly scram session if there is no wind?

    :|


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  • jamesofthecommons

    So,in summary, the average human life expectency, has been cut by as much as half of what it is now.This is my partially educated guess, and I do hope to be debunked.
    I predict also, that about two centuries, or less from now, there will be about 500 million to 1 billion very subserviant, hard working, not so average Joes, laboring for about a million elites, in order to earn the right to remain on the planet, alive.
    To be sure, while things look bad now,those of us whom will not be alive 50 years from now, should consider ourselves living in a golden age. Even discounting Fukushima, human existance is rapidly becoming an orwellion nightmare.Fukushima means that for all but a small elite,all hope is lost.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Why so cynical?

    It becomes obviously apparent with crystal clarity when one just hangs up the phone with someone of equal age one has known all one's life and they are calling one from hospice care with a wierd fatal fungal infection in their lungs…

    I'm out…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Aloha…

    Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai won't seek re-election, says cancer has spread

    Takai, 48, said in a statement Thursday that after receiving his diagnosis, “my family and I resolved to fight it head-on and with deep personal faith.”

    “Today, we find ourselves at a crossroads,” he said. “I had truly hoped to aggressively fight this cancer while seeking re-election, but I recently learned that my cancer has spread."

    http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/05/19/hawaii-congressman-mark-takai-wont-seek-re.html


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Very tough break!

      This form of cancer rarely ends well for the victim.

      Patient is way to nice of a word to use anymore..all these cancer ridden people are certainly now victims of a crime.

      Thanks Nuclear! :(


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    hear there is a plutonium nuclear hot particle renaissance and it is very popular in congress. I wonder how that guy voted on nuclear.

    Someone should send him a link to Kevin Blanch videos. Fighting back seem to work like maybe on in a million times


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  • Black fungus like material sample hot, very hot!

    I was sent this resin encapsulated sample of black fungus like material. It has reportedly come from somewhere in the Minamisoma area Japan. A contact in Japan sent a friend this sample. This is my test chart of it. For those of you who have not looked at a chart like this before. The position of the peaks in a the chart indicate what isotopes are present. This fungus started growing on the concrete, and rock surfaces in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears to be bio-accumulating Cesium.

    http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Minamisoma-Cesium-290313-TV45-23c-25040-MB-1024×574.jpg

    Scintillators are less sensitive as you go to higher energy keV. The Theremino MCA software allows you to increase the magnification of the higher energy peaks. The peaks in this Theremino MCA V4.5 software chart have been energy compensated, to bring out the smaller details at higher energies. The sample very small, grams or less.


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  • This comment was posted on an En forum discussing this test.

    “I’m an expert on weighing objects (sell scales, use different ones daily, some precise to .01g). Fungus in that form does not appear to hold too much water weight and would likely weigh less than a gram given the scale. If it is thin and flakey type fungus, it may be under .25-.5g. Is it thick like a mushroom cap or more like lichen? I’ve only observed extremely thin fungi growing on concrete, and I would err on the very low side. My best guess is .3g.”

    My reply

    That means the black fungus sample from Japan is very, very, hot.

    Test results 117 Bg Cs-137 and 58 Bq Cs-134

    117 + 58 = 175 Bq x (1000 grams/0.3 grams) = 583,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium

    Even if it was 10 times greater in weight 3 grams, it would still be 58,333
    Bq/Kg of Cesium.

    Everyone is free to copy and and make use of this test chart to educate people.

    The chart image also has information on how much more radioactive Cesium is by weight than Potassium. Potassium is found in all living thinks including
    Bananas.


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    • Cesium 137 and 134 are an artificial substances that is chemically poisonous as well as being radioactive. If ingested it tends to concentrate in hot spots in the body, and this causes a lot of cellular damage.


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

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

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

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

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


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      • Cesium 137 and 134 are artificial substances, that are chemically poisonous as well as being radioactive. If ingested, they tend to concentrate in hot spots in the body, and this can cause a lot of cellular damage.


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Cesium-137 is much more dangerous than the public and science world realizes. There is a scientific failing! Bandazhevsky et al have shown that C-137 is poisonous at low levels;

          'Depending on 137Cs concentration incorporated into the body, the following groups of pathological conditions may be determined:

          Group 1. 137Cs incorporation of up to 20 Bq/kg – Multifactorial congenital defects; metabolic, electrophysiological and functional changes in organs and tissues if there is a genetic predisposition (based on insufficient gene activity);

          Group 2. 137Cs incorporation of 20-50 Bq/kg – Conditions peculiar to those of Group 1, as well as dystrophic changes in cells, tissues and organs leading to their failure;

          Group 3. 137Cs incorporation of more than 50 Bq/kg – Conditions specific to those of Groups 1 and 2, as well as dystrophic, necrobiotic and sclerotic changes in vitally important organs substantially disrupting their function and leading, in some cases, to death of the organism or its disability.

          In cases of combined action of radiocesium and toxic agents of different origin having a negative effect on metabolic processes, irreversible pathological changes may occur in vital organs and systems even with a low content of radiocesium in the body.'

          http://chernobyl-today.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88%3A2014-05-06-16-29-57&catid=19%3Anews&Itemid=35&lang=en
          http://www.ratical.org/radiation/radioactivity/RadCsAndHeart2013.pdf


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            The low level of toxicity given to C137 by mainstream science is at the crux of the problem. They extrapolate C-137 danger from outdated and incorrect theory, then compare to k-40; the ubiquitous naturally radioactive potassium

            They allow 7,400 bq/m3 ov C137 in drinking water, which is about 7.4 bq/kg. Above we see that 20bq/kg incorporated into the body produces congenital defects. Compare this to potassium which yields 70 bq/kg and produces none of the above morbid effects.

            This is the most important take away; Nuclear fallout is much more toxic than mainstream science tells you. Any cesium 137 is too much!


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            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              WARNING; poster Praising Jesus links to the mainstream science on K-40, which says it is half as toxic as C-137. This is the very heart of the problem; BAD SCIENCE supported by pro and anti nuclear people alike.

              It is a disgraceful deception and/or ignorance to use the ICRP mainstream toxicity coefficients. They vastly underestimate the danger from the amounts of C-137 and other fallout radionuclides which are shown above in Vital1 links and which should be a grave concern to all.

              Findings from researches like Bandazhevsky and the updated dose coefficients from the ECRR should replace the failed mainstream risk assessment of fallout

              So be careful of the ramblings and baffelgab of this poster Praising Jesus!


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              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                The specific activity of K-40 alone is over 8 thousand times that of K040when it is part of natural potassium. The specific activity of Plutonium 241 is 129 billion times more radioactive.
                http://www.iem-inc.com/information/tools/specific-activities

                ICRP errs by assigning too little mortality risk to cesium 137and strontium 90. To use CodeShutdown's logic. this also applies to Potassium-40. Potassium 40 when a created man-made fission product is over 8,000 times more radioactive than when potassium-40 is natural and a tiny portion of natural potassium.
                http://www.iem-inc.com/information/tools/specific-activities

                Plutonium 241 is 289 billion times more radioactive than K-40 when it is natural and a part of natural potassium.


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                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  TYPO: The specific activity of K-40 alone is over 8 thousand times that of K-40 when it is part of natural potassium.


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                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  “Specific activity is the activity per quantity of a radionuclide and is a physical property of that radionuclide.[1][2]
                  “Activity is a quantity related to radioactivity. The SI unit of activity is the becquerel (Bq), equal to one reciprocal second.[3]
                  “Since the probability of radioactive decay for a given radionuclide is a fixed physical quantity (with some slight exceptions, see Changing decay rates), the number of decays that occur in a given time of a specific number of atoms of that radionuclide is also a fixed physical quantity (if there are large enough numbers of atoms to ignore statistical fluctuations).
                  “Thus, specific activity is defined as the activity per quantity of atoms of a particular radionuclide. It is usually given in units of Bq/g, but another commonly used unit of activity is the curie (Ci) allowing the definition of specific activity in Ci/g….”
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_activity


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Poster Praising Jesus mixes bad info with good, thus confusing the issue. Its a shame because the good information and data from Vital1 should not be swamped or confused.

                  The fact of the matter is that scientists and media will always compare the 12,000 bq/m3 of radiation from k-40 in the ocean, or the 60,000 bq/m3 (70bq/kg) in your body, to the much smaller amounts of radiation generally found from C137. Approximately 1000 times less, and way below current but dangerous safety standards. Only in-depth study will convince the questioning citizen of the gross failure of the scientific model now in use. Any amount of cesium-137 is too much.


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                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    “The strong gamma radiation associated with the electron-capture decay process (which occurs 11% of the time) makes external exposure to this isotope a concern. While in the body, potassium-40 poses a health hazard from both the beta particles and gamma rays.”
                    http://phi.nmsu.edu/~pvs/teaching/phys593/potassium.pdf

                    Of course, the health risk of Cesium-137 is 10 million times than of K-40. And the health risk of Plutonium-241 is 129 billion times worse.


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                    • Tim42

                      After accounting for 1.95x double decay for Cs-137 half life 30.17 years, and the tiny 0.012% of K-40 (half life 1.25 billion years), found in natural K(potassium).

                      Gram for gram the difference is Cs-137 verses natural potassium(K) is that Cs-137 is 153 trillion times more radioactive.

                      Because of this fact, I use Morton lite salt, a K50%/Na50% salt mixture in my salt dispensers.

                      It's kinda odd that one would deliberately add something to your daily diet that makes a Geiger counter register 100 to 200 CPM.

                      But, if it helps protect one from incorporating far more deadly Cs-137 fallout which is 153 trillion times more radioactive into your body. So be it.

                      I.E. One gram of Cs-137(half of a teaspoon), equals the exposure to 153,000 Metric tons(1000kg) of natural potassium.
                      (That's a lot of banana's).

                      Also note: Nearly one (0.934) percent of the air we breath is stable Argon-40(99.6%) a decay product of K-40. Life on earth evolved in the presence of trace amounts of K-40. Not so with Cs-137, Cs-134, Sr-90, I-129, I-131, and hundreds of other radioactive nasties spewed forth from wrecked NPP's.


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                    • Tim42

                      Correction gram for gram Cs-137 is 191 Billion times more radioactive than potassium. Thus one would need to consume and retain 191,000 metric tons of potassium in your body as an equivalent of just 1 gram of cs-137. (obviously not possible since the average human only retains ~120-140 grams of potassium at any one time. )

                      On a side note: Ingesting or inhaling just 1.40E+2/1.91E+11 == 7.3E-10 grams,(0.73 nano grams), of Cs-137 would double ones radioactive internal exposure to potassium equivalents (and likely cut your remaining lifespan in half.)


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Tim42, nice posts. If only nuclear fallout was measured by real toxicity. But its measured and assessed in becquerels! So this is the question; How much more toxic is C137 PER BECQUEREL, not per weight, than K-40? Indeed, where is the study that shows how toxic K-40 is?

                      Our scientists proclaim that C-137 is merely twice as toxic per becquerel than K-40 and that there is about 1/1000s the quantity in the Pacific, so only adding a fifth of one percent to the assumed natural radioactive toxicity of the pre atomic era ocean. That is in fact the whole problem to shutting down nuclear; science says fallout is harmless (unless its in a middle east made dirty bomb)


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                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    I take my information from Dr. Helen Caldicott and all the teaching medical doctors at Harvard Medical School, from Dr. John Gofman, from Dr. Linus Pauling, from Dr. Chris Busby, and all the best scientists. I take radiation risk from ECRR, not ICRP.


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                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    CodeShutdown thinks all scientific articles are bafflegab, and quoting from scientific articles from peer reviewed articles from Medline are bafflegab. He rejects all the finding of the entire medical community.

                    K-40 emits gamma rays and is also a beta emitter. I quote articles that show Cesium 137 is 10 million times more than natural K-40 in natural potassium.

                    CodeShutdown refuses to admit that K-40 is ionizing radiation which potentially harms some individuals at the atomic level.

                    Code, how many people have died as a result of Fukushima? How many people have died as a result of Chernobyl? How many people have died as a result of the field lab at Santa Susana?

                    Do you quote articles from ratical.com?

                    Why do you say that ICRP underestimates mortality risk in some instances, but overestimates in other instances. What is your criteria for determining which are underestimates and which are overesitmates?

                    Why do you refuse to admit that there is radioactive K-40 that is manmade?

                    Ad hominem attakcs mean attacking the source rather than the specific facts of each and every case. Why do you attack Dr. John Gofman's work and conclusions? Why do you attack the work and conclusions of Dr. Ernest Sternglass? Why do you attack the work and conclusions of Dr. Linus Pauling? Why do you attack the work and concludions of Dr. Helen Caldicott, etc., etc.?


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            • Radioactive K40 Potassium Isotopes Are Created By Neutron Radiation From Nuclear Bombs, Nuclear Plants, Nuclear Accidents, Manmade K40 Created By Phosphate Fertilizer And Carbon Industry
              http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/09/radioactive-potassium-isotopes-are.html


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              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Are we having another K40 conflict session?


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Goodheart is the perfect disaster journalist for a public dumbed down by the flourke in the water

                tool or fool?


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                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  Why are you attacking Dr. Goodheart? He is neither a tool nor a fool. Dr. John Gofman is neither a tool nor a fool.

                  Why do you disagree with Dr. John Gofman?

                  Just specifically what is your disagree with Dr. Goodheart? If you just made such a blanket statement about someone in a science class or any other class, you would get an F? Just what are you degrees in what subjects and where did you go to school?

                  Even elementary school students learn to write essays that support their opening statement and they use supporting quotations which include citations.


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                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    specifically, Dr Goodheart tries to argue away the discrepancy of all that background radiation, in this case specifically the primordial potassium (nucleogenesis made in type II supernova) by saying man created it in fertilizers and neutron activation. This mistake wouldnt be so bad except that it has been pointed out and he has been asked to consult some expert…only if he is interested in factual journalism. But this error does double damage and heres why; The more toxic one makes background radiation, the less toxic nuclear fallout is BY COMPARISON. I know its a difficult concept, ratios and all that. But its a serious issue if one is serious about being an anti nuke activist and educating the public and even a few fresh college students. The seriousness of demonizing background radiation is no less than throwing away the nuclear bomb deterrent. Dont believe me? Of course you dont, since you believe Im a pro nuke shill


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Radiation danger…is it in the radiation dose? This is a scientific error of large magnitude…the fundamental hurdle if one were to legally and scientifically defeat the nuclear industry. It is also key to the moral and scientific nuclear bomb deterrent. This is exemplified in this quote from the World Nuclear Association, fully backed by science like the argonne labs papers that PJ and others are linking to; Read the last sentence!
                      " Overall, the worldwide average effective dose rate from natural background is about 2400 microSv a(-1) or 2.4 mSv a(-1). For comparison, worldwide average effective dose rates from weapons fallout peaked at 113 microSv a(-1) (about 5% of natural background) in 1963 and have since fallen to about 5.5 microSv a(-1) (about 0.2% of natural background). These values perhaps serve to emphasise that even gross insults to the natural environment from anthropogenic releases of radioactive materials are likely to be of limited significance when set in the context of the ambient radioactive environment within which all organisms, including humans, have developed."
                      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12729417


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Have you just said that natural uranium is never harmful? That natural polonium is never harmful? That natural radon is never harmful?

                      "Natural uranium (NU, Unat) refers to uranium with the same isotopic ratio as found in nature. It contains 0.711% uranium-235, 99.284% uranium-238, and a trace of uranium-234 by weight (0.0055%). In terms of the amount of radioactivity, approximately 2.2% comes from uranium-235, 48.6% uranium-238, and 49.2% uranium-234."


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Have you just said that all natural sunlight is never harmful? That there is no difference between UVA and UVB?

                      “…The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer.

                      “Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging), and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. The intensity of UVB rays vary by season, location and time of day, with 10AM to 4PM being the peak hours. Sunburned skin doesn’t just feel awful, it can cause permanent damage over time.”
                      http://www.coolasuncare.com/sun-science/


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      PJ, the world is full of natural dangers, among them the radioactivity from ground air and space. I dont say that potassium doesnt make free radicals or cause the occasional break in DNA strands. Ive been very clear about it! The difficulty comes from the numbers; Background radiation is a thousand times greater than the fallout along the U.S. coast and all around the world. Science and nuke industry uses this comparison constantly to downplay the seriousness of fallout. Make no mistake about it. So that is why I made the effort to highlight the differences, and the differences are huge. The bottom line is that becquerel measurements of radiation are misleading. Its insidious!

                      Background radiation was here, life did fine with it, some aspects of radiation were most likely important to the genesis and evolution of life. Even free radicals are required by biology. The man made stuff is new, usually has a high specific activity, is usually a heavy metal, decays to other toxic materials. By demonizing the primordial radioisotopes you and Goodheart make the effort to discriminate between background and fallout difficult. The big mental hurdle is getting past the radiation quantity = danger theme. You cant do it, most cant, and so you lose. But it doesnt matter because yours is a lost voice in the wilderness. Just as well!


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      I quoted this list of specific activities. It is not ICRP nor is it Argonne:

                      http://www.iem-inc.com/information/tools/specific-activities

                      Do you disagree with all these specific activities, especially the specific activities of Plutonium-241, Cesium-137, two different amounts for Potassium-40?

                      What specific activity do you quote for these isotopes?

                      Why do you think that ionizing radiation doesn't occur at the atomic level?

                      It seems to me you use judgmental words "demonizing", "fool", "tool", to obscure the science.

                      What universities and scientific do you quote and cite for specific activities different than that from:
                      http://www.iem-inc.com/information/tools/specific-activities

                      What is your definition for ionizing radiation?


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      It appears that PJ just likes to argue. She uses the specific activity theme which I believe I brought to her attention. Good work PJ! See, you CAN teach old dogs new tricks! Pretty soon you will be repeating this too; here, take your choice;

                      "we live in a sea of radiation, the danger was insignificant until man added new radioisotopes"

                      "we live in a sea of radiation, the danger was insignificant until man added new radioisotopes.–Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds–"

                      we live in a sea of radiation; it caused no cancer or dead zones until man made nuclear fallout. –Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds–

                      "The world and our bodies have always been radioactive but only nuclear fallout has caused gargantuanism, deformity and mental retardation"

                      Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of fallout, I will fear no nuclear: for thou art with me; thy rad and thy ICRP graph they have retarded me.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Code, this statement by you is off by at least 500 times too much:

                      “Background radiation is a thousand times greater than the fallout along the U.S. coast and all around the world.”
                      http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-billions-plutonium-particles-fukushima-nuke-plant-spread-pretty-everywhere-frightening-cesium-going-be-plutonium-atom-bomb-1-pound-uranium-fukushima-reactors-hundreds-tons-tv/comment-page-1#comment-772021

                      Before Fukushima, US exposure to man made radiation was at least equal to that of manmade radiation: After Fukushima, exposure to manmade radiation is much more than that from natural radiation. The following chart is from before Fukushima:
                      http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/webchart-low.jpg

                      The specific activity of Plutonium-241 is 189 billions times that of the Plutonium-40 which inseparable from natural potassium.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Code, another scientifically incorrect statement: "we live in a sea of radiation; it caused no cancer or dead zones until man made nuclear fallout. "

                      Cancer was known throughout the history of mankind.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      There was a dead zone in Australia that was caused by natural uranium deposits and known long before the atomic age. The aboriginals called it the place of dying.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      I don't just like to argue. All my education and brains couldn't be used to make money after I was disabled by nuclear radiation. Thanks to the Rocketdyne Field Lab and Rocky Flats.

                      Someone just looked me up at academia.edu. They searched from Littleton, CO. All they will find is my little library assistant job which I had when surgery for cancer disabled me, although thanks to many extensions, I did finish my Ph.D. dissertation after I became disabled. I didn't have to take any exams or any more coursework after the 1970s.

                      My Dad designed haudralic systems on WWII bombers, the flying wing, and, later, the Saturn rockets at Rocketdyne. He said that my mother had a higher IQ than him. She was descended from Sir John Napier who invented logarithms and descended from some Indians in Virginia and Kentucky and thereabouts.

                      Code always forgets that most people have compassion for the children of the world. And they pursue science to make the world a better place for the children. I argue for the children. No one wants a genetic disease or any disease caused by nuclear radiation.

                      Attacks on people just show that there is no scientific argument saying that any radiation is beneficial to health. Thanks to the work of Dr. John Gofman, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Dr. Ernst Sternglass, Dr. Christ Busby, and many, many others we know that there is no safe threshold for any ionizing radiation whatsoever.


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Everybody likes Dr Goodheart. Code likes Goodheart and his take care of the next seven generations theme and compilation anti nuke editorials. Unspoken is the wish that he can make a living on entrepreneurial disaster journalism, following in the footsteps of giants like Deepok Chopra, …its all about the win win paradigm! There is a sense of urgency; can he stop relying on real estate before the next great collapse…or will this also collapse the disaster journalism market? Were all on the edge of our seats. Who cares about a few tiny errors here and there…after all, just look at his google positioning! Goodheart and his A team Praising Jesus…you two ROCK!

                  dont drink the flourk


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                  • Jebus Jebus

                    Everybody makes a necessary living to survive their dreams in this capitalistic society.

                    How dow you make yours Code?


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      It had been music Jebus. I dont have a moral judgement against making money with disaster journalism. I would do it myself if I had the drive and ability. Hey, maybe we could make a multi level marketing scheme, where our research efforts get a kickback or something…we get bonus money when the editor persists in errors that defeat the good works of members. Im sure you could work out a system


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      I'm not making any money at all on my anti-Nuke activities. Why are you, Code, on enenews.com ? This website also makes money.

                      Here is my website:

                      http://envinfo.org


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      And I am not Dr. Goodheart's A-team at all. He quotes anti-Nuke activists that publish scientific papers and in scientific journals. The scientists are his A-team. I have never written anything on his website. He sometimes gives me credit for a scientific citation. But the opinions based on epidemiological studies are found in the scientific citations.


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      If I thought it was a primary issue, I might…

                      One can not describe the mutations of natures adaptation to backround radiation throughout the very long length of time that the successful survivors of life were generated from and then say that seventy years of increasing global manmade radionuclide contamination is anything but toxic to the current generations of life and it's survivability. Too many detrimental errors and not enough evolution of successful specimens in too short of a time period…


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                  • If you got it, flourk it Code :)

                    Flourk on, and do your best, as everyone is.

                    There are no guarantees in life that everyone is perfect.

                    Even Veterans Today is imperfect, so is AGR, so is Enenews.. Maybe Code is the only perfect one here?

                    Isn't it the case that everyone has to work with imperfect people or, what is the alternative?

                    AGR took another leap forward today; http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/

                    Eventually all articles will be inside this new domain.


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          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

            The Implications of The Massive Contamination of Japan With Radioactive Cesium
            Steven Starr
            “…Long-lived radionuclides such as Cesium-137 are something new to us as a species. They did not exist on Earth in any appreciable quantities during the entire evolution of complex life. Although they are invisible to our senses they are millions of times more poisonous than most of the common poisons we are familiar with. They cause cancer, leukemia, genetic mutations, birth defects, malformations, and abortions at concentrations almost below human recognition and comprehension. They are lethal at the atomic or molecular level.

            “They emit radiation, invisible forms of matter and energy that we might compare to fire, because radiation burns and destroys human tissue. But unlike the fire of fossil fuels, the nuclear fire that issues forth from radioactive elements cannot be extinguished. It is not a fire that can be scattered or suffocated because it burns at the atomic level—it comes from the disintegration of single atoms….”
            http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html


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            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              POTASSIUM, RADIOACTIVE
              CASRN: NO CAS RN
              ”… Ionizing radiation is genotoxic and causes breaks in the structure of DNA, resulting in mutations or chromosomal structural aberrations. Double strand breaks in the mutagenic and carcinogenic effects of radiation have been reported. Incorrectly rejoined break leads to DNA mis-repair which in turn leads to DNA deletions and rearrangements. Large scale changes in DNA structure
              appear to be typical of most radiation-induced mutations…”
              https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+7418


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              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                “…Cesium is water soluble and quickly makes its way into soils and waters. It is in the same atomic family as potassium and it mimics it, acting as a macronutrient. It quickly becomes ubiquitous in contaminated ecosystems….
                “Sometimes these man-made radionuclides are compared to naturally occurring radionuclides, such as Potassium-40, which is always found in bananas and other fruits. However this is a false comparison since naturally occurring radioactive elements are very weakly radioactive. In the lab chart the radioactivity is described as the “specific activity”. Note that Potassium-40 has a specific activity of 71 ten millionths of a Curie per gram. Compare that to the 88 Curies per gram for Cesium-137. This is like comparing a stick of dynamite to an atomic bomb.

                “Highly-radioactive fission products such as Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 emit 10 to 20 million times more radiation per unit volume than does Potassium-40….”
                http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html


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                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                  “Remember, these nuclear poisons are lethal at the atomic level. There are as many atoms in one gram of Cesium-137 as there are grains of sand in all the beaches of the world. That’s 1021 atoms—10 to the 21st power. 1480 trillion of them or 1.48 times 10 to the 12th power are disintegrating every second, releasing invisible nuclear energy. So this works out to about one and a half million disintegrations per second per square meter. We can see how this works then….”
                  http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Fukushima/StevenStarr.html


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  way to go PJ. I was hoping to make the strong point that cesium is bad at the smallest levels, and this is because the public will look at those numbers and be easily persuaded by science that they are insignificant compared to background radiation. At least you picked up on the specific activity importance, even though you are unable to explain why 70bq is OK or deadly…equal amount of radiation.

                  You and the other incompetent undiscriminating fools have muddled up this site with your bufoonery and wallpaper. You wasted my efforts, you knowingly or unknowingly support the nukist PR. If I say garden snakes are not dangerous like rattlesnakes you say thats wrong because rattlesnakes are more dangerous than garden snakes.

                  ENEnews blogging was a disappointment and a waste of time. My fault!


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                  • Jebus Jebus

                    Our thoughts are like fractured atoms.

                    Billions of tiny spiked bubbles filled with hopes, dreams, selfish lies, and dissonance, carelessly drifting around inside the finite bubble of reality…


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                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    When Code says that K-40 is always beneficial to every person on the earth, he is not following ECRR:

                    ECRR
                    http://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1523/ML15239A858.pdf
                    p. 31
                    "…Again, we are faced with the result of a risk-m odelling system that relies on averaging. In this case, the average radiosensitivity of the human system is used as the basis of the model. This will inevitably lead to some particularly radiosensitive members of the population facing very large risks of developing cancer and other radiogenic illnesses. By some accounts the proportion of radiosensitive individuals is roughly 20%. In addition it seems that different races may have different radiosensitivities, making the basis for radioprotection on the Japanese LSS study inapplicable to different racial groups. Once we take into account varying radiosensitivity in the population it is difficult to think of a morally acceptable alternative to developing risk models that are based on the health risks of the most susceptible citizens."


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      He is also ignoring the existence of fission created K-40 which is more than 8,000 more radioactive than the natural K-40 which resides as part of and inseparable from natural potassium.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      TYPO: more than 8,000 times more radioactive…


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Analyzing the values of K-40 in it's forms is only a very small part of the global nuclear contamination and is not the paramount issue as it is only a part of natural potassium, which in whole is absolutely necessary for all life and the issue with potassium is that cesium isotopes are analog potassium replacements and have nothing to do with K-40 other than it replaces it's part too and is tantamount to looking at global raadionuclide contamination with tunnel vision.

                      As the industry wants one to…


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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      I can eat a banana, but I am not going to shove a fuel pellet down my throat.. and then say yummy!


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Jebus…K-40 is only a very small part of the global nuclear contamination? I disagree with this. Its the primary source of radiation in your body and in the ocean. The problem is when one thinks of it as a contaminate, as does PJ and Goodheart. There are more things mankind doesnt know than things he does know. Exponential rise in scientific discovery is absolute proof of that. The cautionary principle states that we should not ASSUME that natural ubiquitous primordial constituents of nature are contaminants. Our brains are too small to realize how and why nature was thriving with no sign of radiation sickness, genomic instability etc with all that demon radiation contamination since the dawn of history. Too bad for mankind, because he argues away his own poisons by the comparison of these natural "contaminants"


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                    • Jebus Jebus

                      The timeframe of Life's successful evolution makes seventy years of manmade radionuclide contamination toxic at the atomic level for all Life…


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Code, why do you insist that natural uranium is not a contaminant? Do you really think uranium tailings all over the place are not a health hazard?

                      Why do you insist that man made K-40 is not a contaminant? Why does the EPA list it in the clean up sites and why does the EPA give a figure that the clean up site has to meet for K-40?

                      Doctors test for potassium in a person regularly in a chem panel. It matters very much to health if a person has too much potassium or not enough. It matters if a person is eating too much salt because that makes for too little potassium in the person. A high potassium vegan diet helps a person heal from cancer. This is because foods containing potassium also contain phytochemicals and other nutrients which help the body fight cancer.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_xenon

    "131mXe, 133Xe, 133mXe, and 135Xe are some of the fission products of both 235U and 239Pu, and therefore used as indicators of nuclear explosions."

    plus this confusing bit of trivia: "Xenon-133 (sold as a drug under the brand name Xeneisol, ATC code V09EX03 (WHO)) is an isotope of xenon. It is a radionuclide that was inhaled to assess pulmonary function, and to image the lungs.[6] It is also used to image blood flow, particularly in the brain"

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fukushima-nuclear-planet-released-more-radiation-government-said/

    "The new study challenges those numbers. On the basis of its reconstructions, the team claims that the accident released around 1.7 × 1019 Bq of xenon-133, greater than the estimated total radioactive release of 1.4 × 1019  Bq from Chernobyl. The fact that three reactors exploded in the Fukushima accident accounts for the huge xenon tally, says De Geer."

    The Xenon 133 decays into stable cesium 135, but neutron capture will produce barium 135 which is rat poison.

    For a second forget the radiation, and just focus on the how much barium (rodentcide, poison)) was produced from the world record Xenon release and how much neutrons were available to bombard the cesium 135 and make this barium.

    Neutrons flying around making Co-balt 60 from Iron and Barium from Cesium, Holy crap batman, a real physicist would probably crap their pants if they were brave…


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Holy crap, If I inhaled Xenon 133 for a medical imaging, I guess it would decay to cesium 135 and sit in my lungs waiting to captured a neutron, and upon receipt of a neutron it would turn to poison in my lungs.

      I'd stay away from the neutron bar.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Holy crap. I guess we all breathed that Xenon gas. No longer hot, but stable potential rat poison waiting to happen. How would a person most likely get bombarded with neutrons? Oh, I see the cascading meltdowns from a Carrington event would poison the shit out of us… I think…

        It hurts when I think, people.


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        • unincredulous unincredulous

          ehw. Just thinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQpTnm2rnRE If astronauts pass through the Van Allen radiation belts, will they get neutrons bombarding the cesium 135 in their lungs and get poisoned?

          Along that line of thought, humans may have permanently screwed themselves out of space travel.

          looks like a little patience and solar power may have been the road to the stars. Too sad


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          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            I've never been against technology.
            But technology has outdone itself.
            There are times to muse upon the stars…
            And there are times to realize that are best served in plow and field.
            How easily we would give up 'natural existence'.
            That's right ..breathe the air, drink the water ..for other worlds ..in which Human life can only be sustained by artifice.
            For what?

            Radiation belts have their purpose.
            All 'spheres' do.
            Something to do with the cohesion of the planet.

            (And hopefully for the sake of the rest of the Universal Composite , it keeps our dumb arses on the planet.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9783642387265-c1.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1418914-p175260973

    bathroom reading material… where was that guy from "Dancing with Wolves" to make toilet paper out of Einstein's and all these other scientists scribbles. He could have saved the world


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Is the sea floor littered with dead animals due to radiation? No.
    http://www.deepseanews.com/2014/01/is-the-sea-floor-littered-with-dead-animals-due-to-radiation-no/

    The dead animals are on the beach.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The Discovery story outlines a crime. Decontamination workers are slaves. They are not told where they are going. They are taken into radioactive contamination zones without adequate protective clothing and gear. How can that be a legal employment situation? It is not.

    The Japanese government now owns TEPCO right? So this is illegal government action.

    Japanese government is run by criminals.

    They are our allies, right? Consorting with known felons, that is the US government. Better get your eyes on them, DHS. Yep, the government are terrorists, but not the ones from 1776. Nope, it's the ones from 2016


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  • hadia hadia

    Lately my family and I enjoyed breakfast at a 4star hotel. When we tried to cut our breakfast eggs, they fell down to the ground, while "EXPLODING" with a pretty loud noise smelling like sulfur or something like that. The hotel manager assured us that they only would boil eggs from certificated "free running chickens". I was wondering if the hen picked up some nuclear food?? Or maybe the cock was run by uranium power (sarc).hh.


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    • ISeePinkClouds

      Heart of the Rose. Ty. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/20/fukushima-flunks-decontamination/ (5:27)

      The radiation protection these workers have is wholly inadequate.
      More people will die from working at the cleanup process, than will be saved by removing the contamination. The levels after cleaning are still far too high for people to live there.

      The reasonable solution would be to declare the contaminated zones uninhabitable, and relocate the evacuees permanently. Greenpeace is drawing attention to this decontamination folly in Fukushima, and to the dangers of the Sendai Reactors in Kyushu. Nothing will change Abe.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Fukushima, an ongoing tragedy Japanese government has brushed aside
    May 20 2016

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/984253.shtml


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  • Japan's Nuclear Control Center was hacked and used in a cyber-attack:

    Nuclear center waits over a year to report cyber-attack.THE ASAHI SHIMBUN. May 19, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605190028.html

    For background: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/tokai-based-nuclear-material-control.html

    I'm sure there is a lot more to this story than being reported.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Tepco Reporting Problems Getting Harbor Leg Of Frozen Wall To Freeze

    "TEPCO also released a report on the frozen wall progress today. It does appear to show significant progress. That doesn’t mean the project isn’t completely resolved. Sections of the sea side frozen wall are not seeing the temperature drops other portions are. TEPCO didn’t provide additional details about this. So the question is, are these areas currently not being frozen or is something preventing those portions from freezing? Two possible problems that could cause these sections to not freeze are a high amount of groundwater flow, or a source of warm water. More information from TEPCO and more time to see how things progress could help better understand what is going on. TEPCO cited a slight increase in water levels inside the freezing area near the reactors on the sea facing side. More time should help determine if this is problematic or not."
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=15486

    High water flow, and a nearby source of warm water.

    Now, we knew about the high water flow when the Frozen Wall was designed.
    My oh my, what could the "source of warm water" possibly be? ;)
    Nuclear scientists believe that a core simply cannot entirely melt out of a reactor building.
    But this happened at Fukushima.
    Perhaps 3 times.


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