Nuclear Expert: Largest amount of Fukushima radiation fell on US West Coast and Pacific — “Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”

Published: May 16th, 2016 at 11:44 am ET


Interview with nuclear engineer Hiroaki Koide (translation by Prof. Robert Stolz, transcription by Akiko Anson), published Mar 8, 2016 (emphasis added):

  • Now, strontium-90 [Sr-90] has been leaking from Fukushima into the ocean, so it will eventually reach the United States, especially the west coast. This much we are sure of… it is the masses of people who need to realize the impact of the contamination on them. In the case of the Fukushima disaster, for example, they need to be aware that some radioactive material is reaching the North American coast, and the prevailing westerly winds will carry anything released into the atmosphere to the US
  • While we are not really sure [how much radioactive material has leaked from Fukushima] we do know that a portion of this material will ride the prevailing winds across the Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, closer to the ground, the winds will be east, south, and north, and therefore this other portion will fall on Japan―and we can investigate the actual levels here: how much fell on this town, on this prefecture? Adding these up, it seems to be only 2.4 PBq. Which is to say of the total fifteen PBq, 2.4, or roughly only 16%, fell on Japanese soil. If the totals are higher, still a smaller share of the total contamination will have fallen on Japan compared with the Pacific, with the largest portion falling on the west coast of the United States.
  • So why don’t we hear complaints from the US? Why are there no calls for compensation? Whenever someone asks me this, I simply say that there just aren’t any such complaints. Why is this so? Well the levels released by the US during the atmospheric testing were tens of times greater than Fukushima. They are the criminals, so they cannot ask for compensation from Japan. The U.S. government does not want to have to reflect on its own past, and I think they are eager to completely avoid bringing up anything like that conversation.

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Published: May 16th, 2016 at 11:44 am ET


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    Wonder how those "hair trigger" barrels did during the shake? May want to watch radnet for outages…

    Peace All

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. General User. Ty. I will turn my station on. WIPP is 200 miles North, which is no distance at all, Plutonium in the environmnently speaking, and WIPP has BIG VENT FANS.

      That 3.1 is about the size of the larger EQ's often caused by fracking. There are hundreds of fracked wells surrounding WIPP. The well sites extend to the surface boundary of the WIPP site. In 2014 I was able to use oil field roads to get to approximately five to six miles from the main buildings.

      WIPP could not have been put in a worse place, nor could it be more poorly managed. Any Tectonic Movement and WIPP will be a boiling cauldren of gas, oil, radioactive saltwater, and mass criticalities. Just like McDonald's…a Happy Place.

      The catchy, trendy motto of WIPP when it was being sold to New Mexican's was, "Start Clean. Stay Clean."

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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      EPA probably posted the threat themselves…so they wouldn't have to attend. 😉

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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

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  • Mack Mack

    OK, so Potassium-40 is not benign. It stays in the human body for a half-life of 30 days and can cause cancer…

    "What Happens to It in the Body? Potassium-40 can be taken into the body by drinking water, eating food, or breathing air. Once taken in, potassium-40 behaves in the body in the same manner as other potassium isotopes…moving quickly from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream….quickly distributed to all organs and tissues. Potassium-40 is eliminated from the body with a biological half-life of 30 days…Each year this isotope delivers doses of about 18 millirem (mrem) to soft tissues of the body and 14 mrem to bone."


    …> Potassium-40 has a biological half-life of 30 days
    …> It quickly goes to all organs and tissues
    …> Each year Potassium-40 = 18 mrem to soft tissues and 14 mrem to the bone

    • Mack Mack


      "What Is the Primary Health Effect? Potassium-40 can present both an external and an internal health hazard. 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. Potassium-40 behaves the same as ordinary potassium, both in the environment and within the human body – it is an essential element for both. Hence, what is taken in is readily absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body, with homeostatic controls regulating how much is retained or cleared. The health hazard of potassium-40 is associated with cell damage caused by the ionizing radiation that results from radioactive decay, with the general potential for subsequent cancer induction.”


      …> Health hazard of Potassium-40 is cell damage and potential for cancer induction

      • ISeePinkClouds

        Yes. Mack. Ty.

        Much more research could, and should, be done on K40's effects on the human body. One question that needs to be answered is what is the effect of k40 on Aging. Also, under what condition does K40 lead to Cancer. We know persistent, as well as one-time serious damage to DNA can lead to Cancer formation. Is K40 the persistent, the one time variety, or both?

        Is there a threshold level of K40 damage beyond which the cellular mechanisms cannot repair? Do individuals that eliminate K40 from the body more effectively have less Cancer? Do individuals with a lower whole body content of K40 live longer?

        The research necessary to answer these questions may have already been done. These questions may already be answered. I haven't looked. Survival has been uppermost on my mind lately, though. I just turned on my Geiger Counter. I don't have to look. I already know.

        Wanted: Submarine and/or Tunnel Boring Machine


        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Mack ISPC…what are you guys talking about? You sound like Praising Jesus (careful, dont steal her identity).

          K-40 concentration remains nearly constant throughout life. If not, death ensues because of electrolyte catastrophe.

          Whether you think K-40 is benign or dangerous doesnt matter too much because everything has lived with it. No obvious sign of genomic instability, cancer, deformation, immune system dysfunction, sores or anything over the course of endless generations of a specie.

          BTW, I never did find an actual test showing this danger that you are freshly concerned about.

          The argonne labs 'fact sheets' are straight from the ICRP LNT model which is a failed outdated dose estimate extrapolated in large part from bad data of Hiroshima bomb survivors. You will note that it says K-40 is half as deadly as C-137 per becquerel. Well you should be afraid…very afraid, because you have had approximately 60,000 bq/m3 (70bq/kg) inside your cells, right next to your DNA, since you were a fetus….and maintained that level until today (despite its biological half life of 40 days!, will mysteries never cease?). Considering that Bandazhevsky found irreversible heart damage from short term exposure to less than 50 bq/kg of C137, I find it quite surprising you two are still alive. How do you do it?

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

            Perfect example of both ad hominem attack and a straw argument. I am not your whipping boy. If you can't make a rational argument without mentioning me, you have no argument at all.

            I just quote the experts. And criticising me is definitely an ad hominem attack. That means attacking a person (unfairly TBW) instead of using a rational argument about the topic on hand.

            There is man-made K-40 all over the place from nuclear reactions and from artificial fertilizer. It supplants natural potassium just like cesium. I have a quotation for this, but I have to type it out of a book. I will do this in just a few minutes.

            • PT you are off base on this. He was just poking fun at you, and you deserve it.

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              Bye-bye thread.


            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              What was the criticism exactly? Saying Mack and ISPC sound like PJ on the K-40 issue? Thats your definition of a perfect ad hominem attack and straw argument?

              No rational arguement? How about this one;

              Life did fine with 70 bq/kg constant internal radiation from k-40 since the dawn of life on earth. Then in one generation, the small addition of C-137 caused a terrible increase in cancer and morbidity, affecting a billion people according to expert Rosalie Bertell (link below).

              That doesnt ring your bell? It does not spice your vichyssoise? It does not crack your peanut?

              And who is the disinfo person NOW? Man didnt make K-40 all over the place and artificial fertilizer didnt MAKE k-40, it was scooped up from one place and put in another. K-40 doesnt supplant natural potassium because natural potassium has a fixed ratio of k-40.

              After all the education on this, some might call such disinfo the blatherings of a fool, or the workings of a shill. Not me though, I think its an excellent management squib of a nuclear banana republic. Congratulations, let me shake your hand! (smiling with ebullient enthusiasm)


              • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

                @ Code.


                Hail the Sun – Falling On Deaf Ears (Acoustic Session)

              • Mack Mack

                Code makes this ridiculous and incorrect blanket statement …>

                "Life did fine with 70 bq/kg constant internal radiation from k-40 since the dawn of life on earth"


                Let's just discuss what K-40 does to humans…>

                K-40 is estimated to cause 4 out of 100,000 human deaths.

                Multiply that by billions and billions of humans and that equals thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths from K-40.

                Plus K-40 gives an annual dose to soft tissue of 180 microsieverts and 140 microsieverts per year to the bone, and that is nothing to sneeze at.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Mack…good, educate the people how dangerous K-40 is. When your buds ask you if 12,000 bq/m3 of k-40 in the ocean (and five times that in your cells) is more dangerous than 10 bq of fallout, you will be able to answer with confidence. Relish your expertise

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                    Slick nuclear cult dose scam. There are over 2,000 radionuclides in fallout, and they are all more dangerous than K-40. Code, you just said that K-40 is just as dangerous as plutonium and curium, not Mack and not me and not every nuclear scientist in the world. Why do you persist is making a false, straw argument? 4 out of 100,000 (K-40) is less than 100,000 out of 100,000 (plutonium and curium). Why is K-40 listed along with plutonium as an element to be cleaned up in the EPA superfund clean up contaminated areas? Because man-made K-40 is in separate from natural potassium and if a person doesn't get enough natural potassium, it will take up artificial potassium-40 just as it does with cesium 134 and cesium 137. Just as if you don't have enough calcium, you will take up strontium-90.

                    It is a very simple argument. Lethality and 10 Bq is not the same for every radioisotope.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      “…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 …”


                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      “…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. So which one of these would you rather have in your bananas?…”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      “…Less than two grams of Cesium-137, a piece smaller than an American dime, if made into microparticles and evenly distributed as a radioactive gas over an area of one square mile, will turn that square mile into an uninhabitable radioactive exclusion zone. Central Park in New York City can be made uninhabitable by 2 grams of microparticles of Cesium-137. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

                      “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….”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Just refer to all the specific activities of different isotopes. Plutonium is listed after Potassium (not exactly alphabetical).
                      Plutonium 241
                      Potassium 40
                      8.54E-10 per gram of natural K

                      Notice that the specific activity of K-40 is much more than when it is part of natural K:

                      0.00000704 potassium 40 alone
                      0.000000000854 potassium 40 as part of natural potassium.

                      Then compare to Plutonium 241:

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      When Praise Jesus thinks she is fighting against you with your own teachings, its a sign your job is done. So we all agree that this argonne labs document is incorrect on the toxicity of all elements, including K-40, C-137 and plutonium


                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      CYBER STALKING ATTACK #10,163

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      “Milk naturally contains about 2000 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) of potassium-40 [6].While milk is the example here, this applies to all foods [6].
                      “Potassium-40’s “Lifetime Cancer Mortality Risk ” by ingestion is 500 times more than tritium [6].
                      “Thus, drinking milk gives a risk equal to water with 1,000,000 pCi/l of tritium. The natural carbon-14 in milk adds to its radioactivity.”

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      This is the opposite of what you say, Code:

                      Just refer to all the specific activities of different isotopes. Plutonium is listed after Potassium (not exactly alphabetical).
                      Plutonium 241
                      Potassium 40
                      8.54E-10 per gram of natural K

                      Notice that the specific activity of K-40 is much more than when it is part of natural K:

                      0.00000704 potassium 40 alone
                      0.000000000854 potassium 40 as part of natural potassium.

                      Then compare to Plutonium 241:

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

                      Code, I hope you read this:

                      “…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 …”

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      what difference does the specific activity make PJ? Why is 70 bq/kg OK from potassium where 70 bq/kg is not OK from cesium? Explain it for us, thanks. (if you need help, please refer to my past posts)

                      so, we all agree that your oft linked argonne labs safety pages are in error? The ones that inform you of the danger of K-40, being only half as dangerous as C-137 PER BECQUEREL?

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      PJ, you believe uncontaminated mothers milk
                      is as dangerous as water with 1,000,000 pCi/l of tritium. Some people might call you a fool, a troll or demented, but not me. I think you are right on the PJ track anne

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      pretty sure I was the first one to highlight the specific activity contrast PJ, then you took up on it, thinking you were fighting me. What, are you stealing my identity? Also, K-40 doesnt exist isolated, nor does potassium exist without K-40, thus its the becquerel count that should concern you; your nemesis radiation. Why arent you mutated from 60,000 bq/m3 constant internal radiation PJ?

                      "This is the opposite of what you say, Code:"

          • Mack Mack

            Code, and you sound like socref

            Think McFly, if K40 has a half-life of 30 days inside the body, which technically means it could remain in the body for 300 days, do you really ever reach homeostasis with K40?


            On June 1st, you eat a potato with K40 in it and it will take until June 30th to get rid of half of it.

            Then on June 2nd, you swim in the ocean, and it will take the K40 you receive from the ocean until July 1st to get rid of half of it. Meanwhile your body is still trying to get rid of the other half of K40 from the potato you ate on June 1st.

            Then on June 3rd, you eat some kale, and it will take until July 2nd to get rid of half the K40 from the kale, meanwhile your body is still trying to get rid of the K40 from the potato you ate and the K40 from the ocean.

            And on June 4th, you have some fish with K40 in it, it will take the K40 from the fish until July 3rd to get rid of half of it

            and so on and so on

            So is the human body ever really in homeostasis with K40 in it, since K40 is ubiquitous in the environment, it's virtually impossible to avoid, in the food, water and air we breathe?

            The bottom line is that the nuclear industry, in comparing everything with K40, is not doing themselves any favors because K40 can cause cell damage, cancer and death.

            And stop exaggerating. Everyone doesn't die from Potassium40 but 4 PEOPLE OUT OF 100,000 are estimated to die from it.

            • Mack Mack


              And I understand the bone you pick with ICRP, but if even ICRP admits that K40 can be harmful, it must be bad.


              …> Homeostasis with K40 is not instantaneous

              …> it can take up to 300 days to clear it from the body, and it does radiate soft tissue and bone while it is in the human body

              …> K40 is ubiquitous in the environment therefore we are subject to continuous exposure of it

              …> it can cause cancer and cell damage

              …> 4 people out of 100,000 are estimated to die from it

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              "K40 can cause cell damage, cancer and death."

              Eureka! The apes ate bananas, they mutated to humans…and we are the mutated, retarded, ignorant, cancerous result. It's was the bananas all along! BAN THEM! The end.

              and Code, you know I'm right, so don't even bother. Sushi?

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Mack, maybe you should look up the definition of homeostasis. But you are twisting my peanut here because YOU said it has a 30 day half life, and I said the biological half life is irrelevant because homeostasis (via consumption of food) keeps the K-40 constant, then YOU said we keep getting K-40 from food, which is exactly what I said. Some would say such baffelgab back peddle postings are the work of an ignoramus, troll or goofball, but not me. I think you are right on track Mack.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              socref and/or manpigbear was not this smart. 🙂

              Remember your slave job "is" your soul…

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

            There is no validity to a theory about the hermetic value of any radioisotope, including Potassium-40. Comparisons to the pre-Atomic era are useless generalizations if no health studies were performed before the splitting of the atom. The life expectancy in 1900 was 45 years. We can't go back to the pre-Atomic era. The radiation will be around for 1,000,000 years, and more and more radiation keeps being created every day.

            Steven R. Schechter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Introduction by C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., 1990, p. 120.
            “Cesium-137, cesium-134, potassium-40, and potassium-42 are radioactive, competitive sister elements of natural potassium, all of which are in the same chemical family. These radionuclides are absorbed by the body when there is a deficiency of natural potassium. They concentrate primarily in the reproductive organs and the muscles.”

          • ISeePinkClouds

            Yes. CodeShutdown. Ty. I'm not feeling well. Peace

  • rogerthat

    A Japanese official who led the successful bid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) plans to investigate the bidding after questions were raised about payments by the bid committee.

    Media has reported the bid team made payments totalling more than $2 million to a Singapore bank account linked to Papa Massata Diack, son of disgraced former international athletics chief Lamine Diack.

    Japanese officials have said the payments were legitimate consultant's fees. …

  • rogerthat

    MAY 18, 2016

    CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA – Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday he stands behind a group of former U.S. sailors suing the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, who claim health problems they now suffer were caused by exposure to radiation after three reactors melted down in the days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

    Koizumi made the remarks at a news conference in Carlsbad, California, with some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought in the United States in 2012 against plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., which has renamed itself Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.

    The plaintiffs include crew members of the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which provided humanitarian relief along the tsunami-battered coastline in a mission dubbed Operation Tomodachi.

    “Those who gave their all to assist Japan are now suffering from serious illness. I can’t overlook them,” Koizumi said. …

  • rogerthat

    Mayor blasts nuclear power to students visiting from Taiwan
    By MASAKAZU HONDA/ Staff Writer
    May 18, 2016

    MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture–The mayor here has lamented to visiting Taiwanese students how the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe tore his city apart, with 27,000 residents still unable to return to their homes.

    Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai went on to blast nuclear energy in an impassioned speech to the 30 visiting students and their teachers on May 17.

    “Putting money ahead of people’s lives is totally unacceptable,” he said. …

    The mayor said that the terrible damage was not simply limited to the leakage of radioactive material, and emphasized that nuclear disasters had great potential for driving families apart and destroying local communities.

    “Many local leaders tend to refrain from saying this, but I am making a strong plea to the central government, the business circles and the world that nuclear power plants are not needed because (if there is an accident) it can totally ruin people's lives,” he said. …

  • rogerthat

    ‘Unusual’ Japanese quake leads to calls for a rethink on skyscraper designs and safety rules

    Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
    Julian Ryall

    Scientists studying the earthquake that struck southern Japan in April have identified a number of seismological factors that made the tremor so destructive – and warn that should the same factors combine beneath a major city it could bring down a ­skyscraper.

    The 7.3 magnitude quake that struck beneath the city of Kumamoto on the evening of April 14 caused extensive damage, with hundreds of homes, buildings and other infrastructure collapsing from the violence of the shaking. Others were engulfed in landslides.

    A total of 49 people were killed, and 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Many have been unable to return due to the damage or the threat posed to unstable buildings by the ongoing aftershocks.

    A team at Tokyo’s Kogakuin University headed by Professor Yoshiaki Hisada has determined that a specific type of seismic movement took place in Kyushu and that the long-period ground movement was the most powerful ever observed during an inland quake caused by faults slipping.

    “There are many different types of earthquake, but …

    • rogerthat

      in the case of the Kyushu quake we have confirmed that a major fault – the Futagawa Fault – close to the surface slipped directly beneath ­Kumamoto City,” Hisada told The South China Morning Post.

      When that was combined with long-period ground motion, “there can be severe damage, as we see in this case”, he said.

      The residents of Kumamoto and surrounding districts were relatively fortunate that there are few multi-storey structures in the city as the damage would have been far more extensive, the professor added.

      In a simulation involving a ­29-floor building in Tokyo, for example, the structure would have been seriously shaken by the combination of factors that ­occurred in Kyushu.

      The upper stories of the 150-metre-tall building, for example, would have oscillated by as much as 3.5 ­metres, the simulation suggested.

      There is also a high likelihood that the building would remain on an angle after the tremors had abated, rendering it unusable.

      “In a worst-case scenario, a high-rise building could come down,” he said.

      The tallest structure in Japan at present is the Tokyo Skytree, which is 634 metres tall, while more than 20 office buildings are over 200 metres high.

      The city was struck by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Monday evening, …

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

      Roger, TY very much for this link. I will contact them although they have left out residents of Boulder out of the survey. I looked at the map at

      and it is obvious that Boulder is in the 10 mile range. By driving Boudler is 10.9 miles, but obviously closer in a straight line.

      We had many people working at Rocky Flats living in Boulder and they tracked radiation all over.

      I was in Boulder in 1969 when they had the biggest fire and criticality.

      When I moved in in 1971 into Federal Low Income Housing in Boulder, I had to sign a form that said that I knew that I was living near Rocky Flats. So the government already knew the dangers (but I stupidly did not), and was preparing to not have responsibility.

      My son's friend's father worked at Rocky Flats (but has since died). And he said that they had fires at the plant every day, plutonium is so volatile. That radiation was tracked into Boulder on a daily basis. One of my friends' husband at my church in Boulder worked at Rocky Flats measuring the environmental contamination. She got me into low income housing, and told me that I shouldn't be at the low income housing in Boulder on the western side because it was built on uranium tailings.

      So many people have already died. My husband 20 years ago; he was living in San Jose, CA, when he died of a rare sinus cancer. Their survey is undoubtedly going to be incomplete.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

        One of the ways that the nuclear industry avoids responsibility is that people move and get multiple exposures to the worst radioactive contamination.

        Think of all the students who have been exposed at the University of Colorado and all the federal facilities in Boulder. Boulder is one of the highest priced places to live in Colorado, but if the truth were known its economy would collapse.

        I don't know if I could get a copy of the form I signed. So much information has been covered up.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

        Boulder has a high rate of MS. It is no mystery that there are over 2,000 uranium mines in Colorado, and there is close proximity to Rocky Flats.

        “…But if you live in Colorado, chances are you already know someone who has MS. Colorado has one of the highest MS rates, per capita, in the nation. Minnesota ranks first, but one out of every 800 Coloradans has MS, which means MS is ten times as common in Colorado as in states along the southern tier of the U.S.
        “For reasons that remain as mysterious as the cause and the cure for MS, the disease is most common along and north of the 40th parallel – Baseline Road in Boulder. The "high risk'' area north of the 40th parallel holds up throughout the Northern Hemisphere….”

  • rogerthat

    Metsamor nuke plant – possible reason for cancer growth in Turkey’s eastern provinces

    17 May 2016

    Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17

    By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:

    Radiation from the Metsamor nuclear power plant may be the cause of the recent growth of cancer cases in eastern provinces of Turkey, including the Igdir province, MP of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey Mehmet Emin Adiyaman told Trend May 17.

    "Metsamor nuclear power plant was built in the days of the Soviet Union," the MP said. "This is a nuclear power plant of Chernobyl type. The Chernobyl accident led to an increase in cancer cases, birth of children with a variety of pathologies in the region, and the consequences of the accident are still being felt in Turkey."

    "There are suspicions in radiation leaking at the Metsamor nuclear power plant," said the MP. "In recent years the border areas of Turkey, including Igdir province, experience growth of cancer cases, pathologies regarding the newborns. There are suggestions that this is due to radiation from the Metsamor nuclear power plant."

    He went on to add that the radiation effects are also noticeable in the provinces of Kars and Agri.

    "The international community must take responsibility to solve this problem and increase efforts in this direction," said Adiyaman, stressing that Armenia's operation of outdated Metsamor nuclear power plant …

  • rogerthat

    Advocacy group protests against high-level nuclear waste dump in SA, saying it poses great health, environment and financial risks

    May 16, 2016
    Erin JonesThe Advertiser

    A NEW advocacy group will lobby against a high-level nuclear waste dump being built in SA.

    The No Dump Alliance group launched on Monday and already has the support of several groups, including the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, the Maritime Union of Australia and SA Aboriginal Congress.

    The group formed after the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission earlier this month recommended the state urgently pursue the opportunity of a nuclear dump.

    The No Dump Alliance believes the proposal shows a lack of respect for traditional owners, who opposed the dump and said it could pose significant health, environment and financial risks. …

  • rogerthat

    After watching her family battle cancer caused by uranium dust, recent Fort Lewis College graduate Natalie Joe is driven to work on a cure.

    “My grandparents worked in the mines, came home hugged everybody with the uranium dust on them, so they developed mutations. … A lot of my aunts and a couple of my cousins have gotten ovarian cancer and different types of cancer,” she said.

    So, she was drawn to preliminary research at FLC focused on metal-containing compounds that could lead to new anti-cancer drugs.

    Now that she has finished her majors in cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry, she will attend Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to pursue a doctorate degree in cellular and molecular medicine and plans to continue working on cancer research. …

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Mayor blasts nuclear power to students visiting from Taiwan
    May 18 2016

    Fighting the good fight.

  • Nick

    Clap Clap Clap.


    It is as if TEPCO has NO CLUE, none, nada, as to the where abouts of the missing coriums.

    But we know that….right?

    Simple veracity about, say I-131 amounts in REAL TIME ought to give one a clue as to ongoing recriticalities.


  • Nick

    Instead of where boron goes, how about studying the moron effect?

    Knowing what percentage of TEPCon executives are morons would probably speed up the "de-commissioning" fairy tale that is Fukushima.

  • mattyI

    "Millions of people around the country—and around the world—are asking themselves the same simple question: how could such a blathering dummy be in a position to become the next president of the United States? There is no need to mention any names here, of course, because the dimwit is all too well known."

  • mattyI

    "The United States has known many dummies in recent history, including a clueless B-grade Hollywood actor and the ignorant loser son of a Texas oil tycoon-turned-politician. Like the current moron, they were just as much products of the system, packaged and sold by the corporate idiocracy, which seeks to keep people dumb and distracted in order to favor business interests and the powers that be. Its initial motto, ‘make them dumb and keep them down,’ has developed over time into a powerful mantra: ‘make them even dumber so they keep themselves down!’"

    • mattyI

      "Moreover, the system is completely rigged, such that you actually do not need to stultify—or buy—that many people. The media frenzy around the question ‘what makes productrump so popular?’ misses the point entirely. The real question is: ‘how has the corporate thought machine succeeded in producing the illusion that productrump is so popular?"

      • Its All True Its All True

        Or product Clinton. One is just as disgusting as the other… The real question is why have we let these (insert favorite derogatory here) dictate to us all these years about who the candidates are? Are these colons really the best we have to offer? If so, well….

        "People tend to get the government they deserve". H.L Mencken

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oxygen loss in the Pacific.
    See chart of dust deposition.
    Why it's right there off of the shore of Japan.
    Right there where tons of nuclear material has been dumped into the ocean.
    That's where it's the highest…
    Feel better cognitive dissonant freaks?

    Pacific’s big drop in oxygen blamed on pollution from Asia
    May 17 2016

  • harv33021

    What to do in the case of a nuclear disaster: How to protect yourself and other lessons from Tepco's Fukushima workers by none other than MT Keshe, world famous nuclear physicist. So simple a Cave Man can do it. Of course, if you have not been following his workshops you will have some homework to do. Fortunately, there are many videos on Youtube to guide you along, also, many Facebook pages to help. See, FB's Golden Age of Gans, lots of good info there.

  • lam335 lam335

    re: Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up"

    Look at the email sent by Cheryl Mills, a close advisor of Hilary Clinton, regarding the Fukushima plume:

    From: Cheryl Mills
    To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2011-03-11 19:33 Subject: RADIATION – FYI
    Sent:Saturday, March 12,2011 06:5 AM To: Edelman, Martin
    Subject:FW: radiation –

    "fyi From a guy we know here in japan who does background searches for us etc…
    This is not advice that is currently in the news…. Also by coincidence I have a 1.4(C) B1 UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05780602 Date: 01/29/2016

    Radiation leak from the Fukushima reactor 1.4(C) Stay indoors if at all possible. There is nothing,,no events, parties, sports, movies, etc that are worth getting more exposure to radiation. The stuff travels far, very far. Wind is all over the place, but we must assume it is heading towards a major area like Tokyo, a city, a heat source. As long as the radiation leak is going, and up to 24-48 hours later, the threat is at is highest in most cases. Here is a wind chart online. It shows wind all over the place, but one trend is there – winds head to Tokyo….

    Also, power outage expected to hit about 1800 this evening as more people return home and start using more electricity. Charge any devices you have that need charging. People will draw a lot of power about 1800-1900, so expect blackouts and brownouts…. Very similar to 3-Mile Island, and maybe Chernobyl…

  • jec jec

    Clinton email from WIKILEAKS..with a SECRET and classification declass date decades in future. Now Clinton had to know there was a problem, our Ms. Secretary of State. Just who was she protecting? Not US citizens, that's for sure. Guess she went out and purchased health care stocks..or cancer drug stocks.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "one arm, one leg, three fingers on it's foot"

  • Nick


    …we have arrived at a juncture in this planet's history where a species has altered the biosphere beyond repair.

    Why are we talking about gender issues and NOT talking about the TATAL loading of the biosphere (which is probably bending genders!)?

    Are we really so stupid as I have come to believe?

    Nick,,,,give it a rest, you know most of the planet wasn't endowed with the same brain pan as you have…chill.

    No. I will not.

    All of us need to know real truths about the toxic loading of the planet…it affects us all.

    Carbon is not going to kill us.

    What will is, stupidity and hubris.

    Be a TATAL teller.


  • Nick



    As you reflect on your day tonight….tell me you haven't seen GMI spreading!

    Forget the physical effects, ponder the quantum realities of

    fried neurons.

    Absolutely mind boggling (literally).

  • Nick

    "Under appointment of the IAEA, Shigematsu Itsuzō (now deceased), the former chairman of RERF(formerly ABCC), carried out a health survey of Chernobyl residents. He remarked in a report he made in 1990 that “there are virtually no diseases that are caused by radiation, but attention must be paid to the psychological stress that is caused by wondering whether or not one has been exposed to radiation”. The theory that “psychological stress causes illness” is a method used to conceal the radiation victimization of the nuclear age."

    Nobody….I mean nobody talks about how radiation affects the brain at the atomic if not quantum level. All the emphasis is on the turmoil of relocation, stress, etc.

    Radiation stresses the body.

    That stress is capable of inflicting lasting mental disease.

    Learn neuro-chemistry and become aware of the horror of our modern world.


    Gee Am I?


  • I have proven the hormesis theory….if I poke PT just a little, and now and then, then when her real wallpapering starts, and whines about being attacked…I can pretty much ignore it without any harm.

    Immune response in action. O-K40!

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      constant low level exposure to PJ posts may build immunity to the flood of wallpaper which cometh, but then there are the sleeper cells. This is what makes it so insidious

    • vira

      Hormesis is total bunk and is used by pronukes to justify poisoning the earth more than it already is. My guess is that some of the frequents posters and insulters on enenews are trying to turn
      Enenews into some bizarre religious cult. The people of Hunza are by some noted for their exceptionally long life expectancy,others describe this as a longevity narrative and cite a life expectancy of 53 years for men and 52 for women although with a high standard deviation.

      Most Egyptian pharaohs barely made 30 yo

      Hormesis theory is a favorite of pronunkers like Rod Adams

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