NYTimes: Gov’t scientist not allowed to publish findings that Fukushima cesium-137 levels could be 10,000 times higher than after Chernobyl in Pacific surface waters — Japan researchers pressured to downplay disaster’s impact — Professors obstructed when data might cause public concern

Published: March 16th, 2014 at 3:29 pm ET
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New York Times, Mar. 16, 2014: […] As a senior scientist at the Japanese government’s Meteorological Research Institute, [Michio Aoyama] said levels of radioactive cesium 137 in the surface water of the Pacific Ocean could be 10,000 times as high as contamination after Chernobyl […] as Mr. Aoyama prepared to publish his findings […] the director general of the institute called with an unusual demand — that Mr. Aoyama remove his own name from the paper. […] Aoyama asked for his name to be removed, he said, and the article was not published. […] Off the record, university researchers in Japan say that even now, three years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, they feel under pressure to play down the impact of the disaster […] In several cases, the professors say, they have been obstructed or told to steer clear of data that might cause public “concern.” […] stories of problems with Fukushima-related research are common, [Aoyama] said, including accounts of several professors’ being told not to measure radiation in the surrounding prefectures.

  • Joji Otaki, Ryukyu University biologist who published studies linking butterfly deformities to radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi: “Getting involved in this sort of research is dangerous politically […] It’s an exceptional situation.”
  • Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: “Researchers are told not to talk to the press, or they don’t feel comfortable about talking to the press without permission.”
  • Timothy Mousseau, University of South Carolina: “[2 postdoctoral students who dropped out of a joint research paper] felt it was too provocative and controversial […] worried it could hamper their future job prospects […] It’s pretty clear that there is self-censorship or professors have been warned by their superiors that they must be very, very careful.”
  • Michio Aoyama, Fukushima University scientist: “I was later told that [the MRI’s director general] did not want to say that Fukushima radioactivity was worse than Chernobyl […] The key phrase is ‘don’t cause panic.”’

For more, see these reports published on ENENews:

  • [intlink id=”senior-scientist-at-mit-event-japanese-scientists-censored-not-allowed-to-publish-research-that-compared-fukushima-to-chernobyl-fukushima-arguably-bigger” type=”post”]Buesseler: Japanese scientists censored — Not allowed to publish research that compared Fukushima to Chernobyl[/intlink]
  • [intlink id=”japan-biologist-radioactivity-from-fukushima-is-most-reasonable-explanation-for-butterfly-deaths-and-abnormalities-i-think-maybe-this-is-a-very-touchy-issue-politically” type=”post”]Otaki: “I think maybe this is a very touchy issue, politically”[/intlink]
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  • [intlink id=”gundersen-medical-doctors-ordered-to-not-tell-patients-that-their-problems-are-radiation-related-of-course-theyre-going-to-say-nobody-died-from-fukushima-the-data-records-are-distorted” type=”post”]Gundersen: Doctors ordered to not tell patients their problems are related to Fukushima — Of course they’re going to say nobody died… the data records are distorted (AUDIO)[/intlink]
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184 comments to NYTimes: Gov’t scientist not allowed to publish findings that Fukushima cesium-137 levels could be 10,000 times higher than after Chernobyl in Pacific surface waters — Japan researchers pressured to downplay disaster’s impact — Professors obstructed when data might cause public concern

  • Ontological Ontological

    A butterfly flapping its wings in Sri Lanka, can cause a typhoon in China.

    • Try that again:

      Everything is okay. We can adapt.

      Humans can become radiation-resistant: Scientists

      http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140316/technology-science-and-trends/article/humans-can-become-radiation-resistant-scientists

      "Although turning the new findings into application is in the distant future, the results could ultimately contribute designer microbes capable of helping clean radioactive waste sites or making probiotics that could aid patients undergoing radiation therapy for some cancers. The new study demonstrates that organisms can actively repair genetic damage from ionising radiation."

      • zogerke zogerke

        they mean, after we all die?

        • GQR2

          Washington: Scientists have observed that just a handful of geneti c mutations give E coli the capacity to withstand doses of radiation that would otherwise doom the microbe. Scientists coaxed the model bacterium Escherichia coli to dramatically resist ionising radiation. This in fact helped them to get a better understanding of how organisms can resist radiation damage to cells and repair damaged DNA.

          e coli ??!! oh wonderful,its alive its alives!!! after being blasted with radiation 20 times. alrighty then.
          These people are smoking crack!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VkrUG3OrPc

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            They're not smoking crack. They're sadists, taking advantage of a horrible situation and making it worse on purpose, for their own enjoyment:

            The Dark Tetrad, a sub catagory of the Dark Triad:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_tetrad#Dark_tetrad

            The world is run by sadistic, narcissistic Machivellian psychopaths. As their plans all go to hell, they will do everything they can to make it worse for the rest of us, because that's how they get their kicks.

            They will fight each other for the opportunity to kill more people:

            http://www.sott.net/article/266289-Dark-Tetrad-of-personality-traits-Everyday-sadists-take-pleasure-in-others-pain

            They are taking us into a deeper Hell, for their own enjoyment.

            • rakingmuck

              1000% correct. On a scale of 1-10 how angry did this article make me – 20!

            • mairs mairs

              I've often thought that the pro-nukers absolutely relish being contemptuous of those who think nuclear power is unsafe. You can always feel their cold, dark hatred of anyone in their way, and their complete disregard for the peoples of the earth.

            • Not Smoking Crack…..?
              Don't presume anything….

            • pure water

              Right on the spot! Predators within the human population. And you are absolutely right it is in our race – not politics, not nations, not culture . Do you know how to recognize them – lies, dependance on social structures (they climb up faster and higher than the rest of people), shameless pretence to be something they can not reach, exploitation of others, greed and glutony, sex addiction, poor memory, no imagination, poor sence of humor, vain speech.They enjoy other people`s pain.
              Their weak points – They think others are all stupid and frightened like them. They believe that humans are dirty creatures(their own measure).They are helpless in front of devotion, empathy and love, because others have a whole universe they are not able to comprehend.Why do you think they want so badly all the media? – because words of empathy can ruin the whole castle of separation, vanity and fears

          • rogerthat

            E. Coli ''is a contagious bacterium that causes symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea''

            Nice to know that it will survive.

          • Of course, radiation mutates bacteria, to become more LETHAL.

            That is where SUPERBUGS came from.

            What they failed to mention is that the E coli also became more lethal and killed the host quicker.

            Still want to go down that black road?

            The road to H#(( is paved with good intentions.

            • GQR2

              The road to hell has been paved with total deceit,all that is bad is made to look and sound good. Lies with the intention to lie. No good intentions. Only lies in the last couple of hundred years. They are strengthening an already deadly virus. If we read some mad man in a far away place was doing that,maybe it would be easier to see the threat. If we read it was something Stalin or Pol Pot did this the feeling would be different.
              Instead the heavily financed and foolishly worshiped scientists just continue to create death. death. Its what they bring to life.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        Well, I can't see how people are equivalent to e-coli. Bacteria is not really a higher organism. If we are all destined to become bacteria, you can have it. This is not proof of anything. E-coli kills humans. So how can a radiation adaptive bacteria which kills humans help humans resist radiation?

        And the amount of radiation are increasing exponentially. Even the lowly e-coli won't be able to withstand the onslaught.

        You really have to wonder how much money a "scientist" is paid to conclude such lethal nonsense.

      • vital1 vital1

        12th March 2014 – Top Expert Debunks Radiation Myths

        Extracts:

        Mousseau has made numerous trips to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Fukushima – making 896 inventories at Chernobyl and 1,100 biotic inventories in Fukushima as of July 2013 – to test the effect of radiation on plants and animals.

        Indeed, Mousseau found – in studies of plants, insects and mammals – that:

        Most organisms studied show significantly increased rates of genetic damage in direct proportion to the level of exposure to radioactive contaminants

        Many organisms show increased rates of deformities and developmental abnormalities in direct proportion to contamination levels

        Many organisms show reduced fertility rates

        Many organisms show reduced life spans

        Many organisms show reduced population sizes

        Biodiversity is significantly decreased many species locally extinct

        Mutations are passed from one generation to the next, and show signs of accumulating over time

        Mutations are migrating out of affected areas into populations that are not exposed (i.e. population bystander effects)

        http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-03-12/top-expert-debunks-radiation-myths

        • vital1 vital1

          Just commenting in these forums keeps this information in a closed loop.

          Distributing "Top Expert Debunks Radiation Myths" and this Enenews article around the Internet helps educated people to the true situation, so they can take mitigation actions.

          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, Facebook it, Twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box, put it on public notice boards, hand it out to people, or put it into letter boxes when you go for a walk.

          The more people we educate the sooner change will happen.

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

          Or use these resources Chemfood has provided. All you need is a printer, scissors, some thumb tacks and … walla! We all are info dispersers as well! Put them on notice boards everywhere in the community. Get your local church or community organisation to help.

          http://enenews.com/forum-best-practices-combating-effects-radiation/comment-page-13#comment-478924

          • vital1 vital1

            The Earth's environment is now a toxic soup of chemicals, and a verity of Radioactive isotopes!

            Complex organism like humans and animals have to deal with not only the radiation damage cause by the radiation, but also chemical toxicity of these isotopes.

            All this weakens the immune systems of animals and humans, we could see viruses that would normally be under check become more infectious, or mutation of a viruses strain into more infectious strains.

            The Toxicity multiplying effect.

            A single toxin in the environment can be a hazard, and maybe an organism's natural biological defense systems can deal with this effectively. If an organism has other toxins present radiological and chemical, to deal with at the same time, you get a biological toxicity multiplying effect. The human or animal defense systems becomes weaker the more toxins it has to deal with.

            System overload, fighting to many battles on to many fronts at the same time!

            This is why preventative measures using mitigation techniques to prevent ingestion, are so important at present. One very important item a lot of you fail to take into account is toxicity effects of wifi non ionizing radiation. Read this article and watch the videos linked there, to get up to speed on this very important subject.

            http://sccc.org.au/archives/3827/#Risk-Management

            • vital1 vital1

              There is a lot of informative posts on radiation mitigation techniques in the Enenews "Methods for combating radiation and its effects" forum.

              http://enenews.com/forum-best-practices-combating-effects-radiation

              Because of the toxicity multiply effect it is suggested that you do your best to lower your and your families exposure toxic chemicals, GMO foods and non ionizing radiation, as part of this mitigation process.

              A lot of it is easy to do.

              Have a good quality water filter

              Put Hepa filters the house.

              Be discerning what foods you eat, and where they come from.

              The free "The Food Lab" data base can help with that. It keeps track of radioactive contaminated food reports across multiple web sites.

              http://sccc.org.au/archives/2861

              Do research on how to stay healthy and well.

              Limit your family's exposure to wifi radiation.

              Lower your stress levels and educate as manly people as possible to generate a broad change in human consciousness.

              Here are some free personal development books that can help.

              http://technologypals.com.au/free-books

              • vital1 vital1

                Because of the toxicity multiply effect, it is suggested that you also do your best to lower you and your families exposure to toxic chemicals, GMO foods and non ionizing radiation, as part of this mitigation process.

                • humptydumpty humptydumpty

                  I'm sure 'vital' means well, and some precautions as noted are sensible, but none of us can confidently avoid contaminants because we never know where they might be lurking and they are increasing exponentially.

                  I for one, refuse to go about my life outdoors wearing a surgical mask. That would be one of the best ways to avoid exposure to airborne hot particles, but it's impractical, uncomfortable, and downright embarrassing.

                  Considering the horrors that are rapidly encroaching upon our existence, we just have to take our chances and hope for the best because sooner or later, some ill fate is going to happen.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Horrible negative effects and they have lied from the very beginning and will continue too! 🙁

          Shut all this Nuclear Crap down, right now, while you still can.. 🙂

      • rogerthat

        ha ha, the distant future, now there's a thought, we still have a distant future?

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Now if they could just make nuclear power plants repair themselves…our DNA might just get a chance to try.

      • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

        Homicide masquerading as laissez faire eugenics.

  • SEMIjt

    have someone else publish those findings, someone with nothing to lose/gain.
    i wish this nuclear curse would end.

  • Every is okay. We can adapt.

    Humans can become radiation-resistant: Scientists

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140316/technology-science-and-trends/article/humans-can-become-radiation-resistant-scientists

    "Although turning the new findings into application is in the distant future, the results could ultimately contribute designer microbes capable of helping clean radioactive waste sites or making probiotics that could aid patients undergoing radiation therapy for some cancers. The new study demonstrates that organisms can actively repair genetic damage from ionising radiation."

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Yeah…..just like

      Nuclear energy will be too cheap to meter.

      Traffic jams will be a thing of the past because we will be using helicopters for travel.

      Factory automation will create massive excess leisure time for all.

      The office of the future will be paperless.

      Robots will do our chores.

      The Green Revolution will solve world hunger.

      Education via computers will make out kids better educated.

      For the younger 'newsers, I grew up hearing all of the latter.
      And those who pontificated the ideas were serious.

      Must stop now before I offer a longer cynical rant.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Pu239—Personally I would like to take all the scientists i.e. Marine biologists, Nuclear Physicists and all the other "scientists" that refuse to tell the truth about radiation and keep pushing the Nuclear agenda, and use them as the test subjects.

      First up, Ken Buessler, I would like Ken to take a swim in Fukushima Daiichi bay, while eating some nice pacific tuna and some shrimps, scallops, (if there are any alive)

      Then to the two scientists that " blasted the cultures until 99 per cent of the bacteria were dead. Then we'd grow up the survivors and blast them again. We did that twenty times." Thanks loads for creating another bacterial mutant…are you going to sell it for biological warfare?

  • zogerke zogerke

    Anonymous- You have a lot of impact as a chaotic decentralized wide reaching media-generating entity….. I hope you can get even more out into the varied press and web world, all this information! stay under the radar, be effective, don't get caught. I wish.

    Admin thank you for posting this so directly. we all know this. good to see it named.

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    Seems there is no limit to how bad this story is going to get.

    I am getting sort of numb to all of this.

    And tho think that there is no foreseeable end to the process either.

    Sure makes retirement planning look sort of stupid.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      fireguyjeff…It makes you wonder if humans even deserve to survive. Fukushima has made planning anything seem hollow and futile.

      • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

        NB:
        Well, since you bring it up….
        I have tended to avoid this topic since it is such a greased pig and likely to start up flame wars.
        I am amazed at the width of the spectrum of perceptions and beliefs about the "place" and/or relevance of homo sapien on the planet.

        Nothing says that we are not the sequence that fails to adapt to the advent if ionizing radiation induced genetic mutation.

        We could easily be a dead end fork in natural selection.

        Look at all of the already extinct critters that failed to adapt to environmental changes long before we ever showed up.

        We could easily be next in line.

        I often remember the scenes depicted in the different Titanic movies
        where the quartet keeps playing in the midst of the futility of it all.

        It feels like Russian Roulette without knowing how many chambers there are and no idea of how many bullets….just that you know there are bullets.

        • zogerke zogerke

          fierwguyjeff…in most pessimistic moments tend think we are like yeast organisms….eventually limited in expansion by our own 'excrement'….

        • name999 name999

          I guess the worst part is that it is not just humans killing themselves but killing so much of the natural world.

          George Carlin (comic of yore) joked that humans were inflating their importance to even think they were strong enough to destroy this planet.

          The joke is on us.

      • Dear newsblackout,
        I have been wrestling with this, too. Interesting FU can stand for so many things; the obvious, Fukushima, futility…I have been there off and on for 3 years. Going back and forth between trying to get on with whatever is left of this life and just wishing it would end quickly because I can't see how it could end well.

        Last week, unbidden, an image came to me. You know, as the Titanic went down. the band played on….that's what I'm going to do. Keep playing, with as much courage as I can muster, knowing full well what is coming.

        Hope this helps.

    • muffin

      Your life is now! Unless you are about to retire good luck collecting on that one! Then when people start dieing like fly's the Life Insurance Companies will go bankrupt. Your money is not even safe in the bank! Last budget Scabby Steve pass a law for Bank Bail Ins. "Yup that's right!" They can help themselves to your money! Look it up! Then last week Scabby Steve sent 220 million dollars to promote sustainable economic growth, democratic development, in Ukraine! He didn't even ask for permission! Funny strange how willfully ignorant we are a a society! Respectfully.

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        It goes like this: when the TBTF bank inevitably goes belly up due to "unexpected" giant losses in the derivatives market, they can legally "convert" a percentage of your and my assets (savings, pension funds, institutional investments, municipal assets, etc.) into "stocks" in the bankrupt institution. That way we automatically and unwittingly become stockholders in the failed institution. Good luck with that.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Academic freedom and intellectual honesty and integrity can not now be fitted into the national budget. What you learn at the university will be things that will not cause public concern. Person ignoring these strictures shall be professionally jobless and work at Walmart as associates instead of as associate professors.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Capt Nemo and Mark, I agree…..integrity is in very short supply with the scientific group.

      To all the marine biologists out there; how can you live with yourselves not speaking up about the decimation of the beautiful Pacific Ocean? Is your paycheck really worth letting the Pacific Ocean and the diverse sea life be poisoned? You are all looking at future unemployment when all the marine biology you study are dead and gone, unless you plan on studying the mutations.

      I wish we had pictures of the marine biologists, silent scientists, and nuclear proponents to put on a website so the world would be able to identify their betrayers.

      • zogerke zogerke

        a friend was a marine biologist. up for tenure at a prestigious university. this person figured out about carbon being sequestered under the ocean shoreline soils. this person won a national award and was invited to washington dc to present, when the last Bush was still the POTUS. They had to have their speech previewed. They mentioned global warming effecting the weather patterns and beach soils. They was told that the official position was that global warming was a hoax, and to present they must remove all references to global warming from their paper. They did not do so. When they came back to their university they was denied tenure.

        this person could not get work after a stellar career. no one would hire them. they finally started their own business in a different field. i recently (a few weeks ago) wrote this person and asked them about the situation about fukushimah and the pacific and the soils and the transport of radionuclide contamination. this person has not written me back. LITTLE WONDER. their career was trashed for speaking the truth. another one. true story.

        • zogerke zogerke

          they were, i know my grammar. were were were

          • zogerke zogerke

            this person has a family and had several young children at the time. difficult loss for them.

            • We Not They Finally

              zogerke, you might look up Dr. Judy Wood. A real scientific heroine who was shouted down by the 9-11 "truther" movement in favor of nuclear shill, Steven Jones. (9-11 was apparently cold fusion. And she STILL wants that used for free energy rather than for weapons.)

              Anyway, she surfaced a video of Steven Jones sitting next to Steven Kunin – Kunin was later the sidekick of Steven Chu of the DOE. In it, they are deciding first by ridicule, then by VOTE[!] at a press conference to wreck the careers of two scientists who proved cold fusion — I guess that they then ripped off their patents!!

              It's a notorious tale but few know of it. Dr. Wood also had an assistant killed in a mysterious death, and she had to get a publisher in China[!] to publish her book, "Where Did The Towers Go?"

              This is something everyone should check out.

              • zogerke zogerke

                wntf, i am watching, i hate media personally, and i am watching.

                i have written before, i was there a mile away, in my office building on the tenth floor…went up to the employee cafeteria on the 17th floor and saw the buildings burn…got sick to my stomach..came back and the first had collapsed, then the second…i had watched those buildings get built…had dated in their shadow as they were built…….worked in them later….my credit union was in them….walked by them 4 or 5 times a week….had colleagues in there….and my response actions really hurt my health……i am watching these films.

                • unincredulous unincredulous

                  My heart goes out to you, having such a first hand experience with it. It hurt me dearly, just by investigating the "other side of the story." I never believed what the government was saying, and that is something I will have to deal with. Post dramatic suspicious syndrome, I guess.

                  I read one story that is probably not true, but I want to believe it… I heard some guys from New York talking about it: Supposedly someone survived the WTC by jumping out of a window and riding safely to the ground on a piece of plywood, or just wood, and riding the air like a snowboard. They said no one would probably print it, but they said it was true. Hope. Survival. God bless.

                  • zogerke zogerke

                    thank you incredulous. i took the bus into the city each day, i was commuting 4 hours a day and working 9 hours there…at the commuting station i took daily in the nearby state was a parking lot full of unclaimed cars, of folks that didn't make it out….as i bussed into the city the smell of burning started as i crossed over the george washington bridge, the plume lasted for months. a car motor ended up directly blown in a gas main in the center of the mess and our utility people were trying to put out that fire and isolate the gas and restore service, it took months and months…as you entered the city the psychic grief and shock was unmistakable, anyone sensitive to it could feel the energy reeling, not just the memorials everywhere and searches for lost people…i had such greater compassion for all peoples on this planet suffering from bombing assaults, it would feel the same, the only thing that kept me sane was my compassion.

                  • unincredulous unincredulous

                    Typo : I didn't "read" the story, I heard it from some moving company employees.

              • zogerke zogerke

                wntf. up too late for having to get in early in morning. watched doc judy wood. mind blown. a bit of my wtc ptsd triggered but that's my problem. specially around the jumpers. ouchouchouchouchouch. wasn't fun. digesting the info, and hoping for decent dreams.

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              The above Japanese scientists are not only risking their careers, due to the new Secrecy Law they're risking serious prison time. These guys are heroes.

              'Global Warming'? How about 'The ozone layer is just about finished, and we have no way to stop the space radiation from burning up all the world's agriculture'.

              Fukushima is only one part of the now occurring extinction of all life on this planet. Next up, the end of the bees, then the agriculture, then the oxygen, with us disappearing somewhere in the middle of all this.

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          I lost a job because I wouldn't be quiet….at the end of the day all you have is your integrity. I am glad he spoke the truth. I would rather live in my car than lie to appease.

          The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
          -Edmund Burke

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        Scientists should speak out now…BEFORE all the damage is done. They don't need any more proof. In the long run, who do they think will bear the brunt of the blame?

      • Whores or pimps….no way to go through life….

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      thanks, Nemo, for keeping the forum on topic. Few seem to grasp the significance of this NYT article. It essentially confirms our greatest suspicion, that the world is purposely being kept in the dark about Fukushima and the nuclear technologies industry, as a whole.

      I'm going to get a copy of this article and carefully fold it up to put in my back pocket. Next time I encounter a pro-nuke naysayer, I'm going to carefully unwrap it and feed it to them in strips. Maybe then, they'll get the picture…

    • Captain Nemo, I think the moral failure of the scientific community was inevitable from the moment they began to believe that their responsibility was simply to provide knowledge without regard for how it might be put to use. That's like saying, 'Sure, I handed the kid a gun, but I didn't think he's USE it.'

      I do not deny that some scientists have and will display courage and honesty; I only wish there were more. They, too, appear to have bought in to the idea that funding is all that matters.

      • Shaker1

        "the moral failure of the scientific community was inevitable from the moment they began to believe that their responsibility was simply to provide knowledge without regard for how it might be put to use."

        Well said, lunamaria.

  • Ken Buesseler is going to be the Pacific's Arnie Gunderson. Bio-accumulation .
    Something Ken will voice a concern for. Other then that this is an excellent article showing how scientific evidence is squandered for the money making bunch. You know the corrupt politicians and money private corporate types. In short the white collar criminal types that need to be reined in. Peace all.

    • Socrates

      Don't forget "biomagnification" as it goes up the food chain, and "concentration" in specific tissues and organs once it it eaten.

      Bio-accumulation occurs in the algae, phyto-planction, fungi, bottom filter-feeders, and bottom feeders.

      I ate some mushrooms for lunch that bio-accumulate. If a predator ate me, it would bio-magnify and concentrate in his tissues and organs.

      Wild Boar in Germany is often too contaminated to eat because the boars eat truffles.

      Peace, Mark…. We are so screwed they have to lie and threaten the press with hard time in prison. Smacks of imprisoning Chernobyl scientists. Japan should be boycotted and sent to the Hague.

  • Socrates

    "Gross political interference….."

    The pro-nukes have intimidated both the press and the scientists, yet they claim nuclear energy is "green."

    Truth usually does not require gross political interference. That is the definition of propaganda. Gross political interference with the press and scientists at universities is one hallmark of fascism. When the big corporate interests control the government, that's what happens.

    Governments are increasingly run for the benefit of multinational corporations. Those corporations are the citizens of the New World Disorder. Nowhere is this more evident than in the nuclear industry…. well, banking and oil.

    • Socrates. At the risk of veering off topic I must comment on the Canadian Political Science interface. Government paid scientists have been dis-allowed from discussing findings of experiments and data related to water pollution, global warming, pipeline safety, tar sands projects and I believe retrofitting Pickering Nuclear site. Another dismal trend is the corporate sponsorship of Universities, Colleges and here in Vancouver, Public Schools. Just the beginning of a rant involving many cameras aimed at the public, internet scrutiny without public discussion, the dumbing down of society, North America's wholesale export of its industrial economy and resultant jobs to China, the myth of nuclear safety, the myth of free enterprise……..the myth of freedom.
      Oh well.

      • muffin

        Yes, the willfully ignorant believe everybody wants our life and our government is out for the peoples best interest. Perhaps it was true, but we are now heading for a cliff; and the sold out politicians are pressing on the accelerator.
        I've posted this before and I will again, respectfully.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGa57az2VqY

      • Socrates

        Mark,

        I spoke to a Canadian who was very afraid to speak out in Canada. The uranium mining interests and the tar sands industry are really powerful on several levels.

        Scary when money can be made despite the environmental and public health costs. The general public would require much technical background just to understand the problem. The problems are very technical, such as the low level radiation exposure controversies and internal vs. external routes of administration….

        Citizen activism is discouraged. Labor Unions used to have a voice. There are few organizations. Instead, people blog. That is not enough.

        Oh well….

        • True blogging isn't enough yet is a perfect foil against a controlled media. Modern pollutants including radiation are slow killers. No one sees the danger so there is no angry uprising. However few trust governments these days but even fewer protest.

        • Cisco Cisco

          We are Rome. When greed and corruption permeate every official institution, there is only one way from there. It is the end of the Empire, we have lost it; but more striking, unlike Rome, we face short term extinction.

          Welcome to the next paradigm…The End.

          • Socrates

            NASA Goddard Center just published a collapse scenario. High consumption and unequal income, both caused by Elites rigging the system against Commoners in a two-class system will cause several possible scenarios of collapse. Water, agriculture and energy problems with labor being unable to keep production high enough for Elites to hoard and be gluttons.

            The present system must be changed or societal collapse will occur within 15 years, according to the study, which agrees with two other major studies. Rome and the Myans and all other civilizations became unsustainable for Elites to siphon off and exploit everyone else while consuming endlessly.

          • Cisco, nice analogy, but this is not over, not even close….tip it dude

            tip it right side up

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Uranium mining and tar sands? How about fracking?

          'Maddow: North Dakota Oil Rigs Producing "Dozens Of Tons Of Highly Radioactive Waste EVERYDAY!"'

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbLAq0r1NKo

          They're dumping this crap anywhere no one's looking.

          • American Phoenix57

            Great link as usual TIS.

            Fox+Maddow+Fracking+Radiation+Danger. I could barely believe what I was hearing come out of her mouth. And not a mention of bananas! Considering the source it's a great primer piece to share amoungst the the sleeping sheeple. For those of us awake to the creeping radiation end times it means N. Dakota is not a good west coast relocation destination.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Orwell.. 🙂

  • Cisco Cisco

    "Me thinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much" No one, no entity would work so hard to propagate that there is no danger, when by their offense, we know they know, they've perpetrated the unthinkable…an uncontrolled on going nuclear fission that can't be stopped.

    Soon, this radioactivity will have the same effect on human populations as we've previewed from creatures in the sea, and some on the land.

  • weeman

    No reason to panic
    No reason to fear
    You cannot obscure the truth, in this day and age, we're smarter than that, we live in the digital age and if it is written it is available, foiled by your own technology.

  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Not to forget – radiation exposure is innovative ! It triggers the development of new, better cancer treatment technologies – imagine the profits, and you can sell it as a win win – see here:

    http://www.safeshare.tv/w/DTAINyElxY

    I feel I am in the middle of the eternal battle of good versus evil …

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Only until the insurance money runs out. And it's already apparent Obamacare isn't going to pay for kids that need advanced cancer care:

      In Washington state, some sick kids have been denied specialty care due to Obamacare, a local news outlet reports:

      "Administrators at Seattle Children's today said they predicted this would happen, and it's even worse than they expected," says the local news anchor. "Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange. Children's filed request on behalf of 125 of their patients. Of those, they say they got only 20 responses, eight of which were denials. Dr. Sandy Melzer says all this comes after reassurances of certain unique specialty cases would still be covered."

      Dr. Sandy Melzer says, "Well, some of the patients who were denied are ones who clearly would fall into that unique category. A two-year-old with new significant neck mass that was being evaluated for infection or malignancy, an older child with a chronic severe medical condition requiring multidisciplinary care here, a baby that had a skull abnormality."

      The anchor explains, "Children's went ahead and treated those cases anyway, but Dr. Melzer said they can't afford to keep doing that it way."

      http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/sick-kids-denied-specialty-care-due-obamacare-washington_776030.html

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Sometimes Evil wins.

    • We all are. Consider this a tipping it.

      Tip it the best way!

  • mt1000

    NYT would only put this up if Wall St. were interested …

  • 'The key phrase is ‘don’t cause panic.”’
    shoulda been the law before fuku blew, not after.
    tepco , urs, westinghouse, ge, hitachi, toshiba,dupont et all were the perps here, where oh where are the consequences of fukuing our planet?
    add monsanto to the block of bastards then add YOUR govts for allowing these sob's to make money off our deaths. what a fukuing festering pool of scumlords.
    keep your powder dry and your blades sharp, their day of reckoning is coming.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
    March 15 2014

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

    "Last April, President Obama assembled some of the nation’s most august scientific dignitaries in the East Room of the White House. Joking that his grades in physics made him a dubious candidate for “scientist in chief,” he spoke of using technological innovation “to grow our economy” and unveiled “the next great American project”: a $100 million initiative to probe the mysteries of the human brain."

    " Absent from his narrative, though, was the back story, one that underscores a profound change taking place in the way science is paid for and practiced in America. In fact, the government initiative grew out of richly financed private research: A decade before, Paul G. Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft, had set up a brain science institute in Seattle, to which he donated $500 million, and Fred Kavli, a technology and real estate billionaire, had then established brain institutes at Yale, Columbia and the University of California. Scientists from those philanthropies, in turn, had helped devise the Obama administration’s plan.

    American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS.. But guess what?

    'Natural observation' doesn't cost a dime.
    And there lies truth.

  • I did not volunteer for this experiment.

    "The chance to study in this real-life laboratory has drawn a small number of researchers from around the world."

    Almost sounds exciting. 😛

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    No matter where one starts digging one ends up with censorship, hidden documents, gov controls and rich men. This is true whether we are researching law, medicine, guns, food, prescription medicine, gardening . . . farming . . .

    Obviously the Power Elite do not want US to have too much information.

  • rogerthat

    Those simple souls who worship at the altar of The Scientific Method know that testing is at the heart of the entire edifice.

    Behold the heart of the New Scientific Method:
    Do not test, do not measure, do not inquire, do not ask questions, do not develop hypotheses, do not venture, do not publish, do not research;
    Steer clear, avoid, do not speak out, do not discuss, do not provoke, do not cause controversy, do not talk to the press.

    Science 101: Be very careful, think of your career.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Pretty obvious by now that they know we are all screwed.. 🙁 They must be waiting for the final hammer to drop. 🙁

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    Scientists are no longer after the truth, the truth is after them.

  • Angela_R

    so they have a radiation resistant e-coli,
    is it like this? (i.e. mummified):
    http://enenews.com/professor-dead-radioactive-trees-decomposing-photo

    or is it to be a horrifying new strain, that will be resistant to any treatment…

  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    Early in this thread, (I skipped over a lot of commentary in the middle) justifiably angry posters prescribed the motivations of the purveyors of this destruction upon the peoples and life of the Earth.

    There was a scathing range: willful pleasure, sadism, slimy self-motivation for gainful employment and more. All may be and are also likely true.

    Am not taking issue with that. But these developments over the last half of the 20th, and now the beginnings of this century reminded me of a very profound book.

    The March of Folly, by the historian Barbara Tuchman.

    Among you who know the work, or not, it was about some major battles in war spanning the early middle east to Vietnam. Ms. Tuchman's case was, and is, compelling.

    Our species' fate, it is no longer a destiny, may be most appropriately hung on the hook of Folly.

    Of course there are willful, evil persons, of greed and intent.

    But, mostly, there is a kind of informed ignorance conjoined forever to the optimistic view that "things will workout" with some ultimate success.

    Folly, the unravelling of unintended consequences when the "best minds" had other plans, all along.

    Peace.

    • pure water

      This foolishness is widely exploited. And the other word is irresponsibility. The idea that some one more clever, higher in the institutions will do the things for you, because you feed him with your taxes is a big illusion. Each and every one is personally responsible for his/her own health, time, behaviour, relationships, level of understanding.

  • Sol Man

    Things may be somewhat ok as long as the fuel fleas don't land in one's sinus, throat, surface of eye, ear or anywhere on the skin.

    The people here are aware of the truth, and it is nowhere near where the msm is not reporting.

  • glass door glass door

    A really good article by washingtonsblog on Timothy Mousseau and his research:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/03/mousseau.html

    You can also donate to Dr. Mousseau's research:

    " To support Dr. Mousseau’s important research, please consider making a donation to the University of South Carolina’s Chernobyl and Fukushima Research Initiative (specify that the donation is to support Mousseau’s research.) "

    https://giving.sc.edu/news.aspx?article_id=128

  • Sol Man

    Note- the headline says 10,000 times higher than the elevated levels that Chernobyl brought the world; not 10,000 times normal.

    What the hell is normal?!!

  • ftlt

    The Darkness of globalist fascism is spreading.

    http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/pubs/handy-paper-for-submission-2.pdf

    This is the outcome of their greed and lust for power.

    Read the above. The future is bleak.

  • atomicistheword

    Corporations need money, shall we take away their money before they put chips in us to enslave us all. Chip on, chip off, just like that film Logans run. Oh for a sanctuary!

    Problem solved, no money no chips. 😀

    People helping each other and doing good works for the benefit of humanity, Just like General Electric Hitachi and Toshiba Westinghouse. (thee doth detect sarcasm)
    Bloody Quislings everywhere.

  • razzz razzz

    "Gov’t scientist not allowed to publish findings…"

    Welcome to the United States of Russia.

  • Mack Mack

    "To mark the third anniversary, IBTimesUK publishes 30 powerful photos that tell the story of the disaster."

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/japan-2011-earthquake-tsunami-30-powerful-images-1439673

  • michmom michmom

    There was an article either in the detroit news or Port Huron paper that said the fishing industry was getting back to normal on the japanese coast. It explains the damage from the tsunami, but NOT ONE mention of the word radiation in the entire article. As if its "gone", "POOF", all better now!!!!
    I couldn't believe what I was reading! After reading this site for a while now I have become very leery of what is in the newspapers. Dear god help us all.

  • Toadmac

    Just for a laugh, read this & give them a call if you have some doubts about there data.

    http://www.arpansa.gov.au/pubs/technicalreports/tr162.pdf

    The Commonwealth of Australia will not be liable for any damages arising from or in connection with any errors or omissions that have inadvertently occurred in this work.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "levels could be 10,000 times higher than after Chernobyl in Pacific surface waters —"

    Effects 10,000 times greater..too?

  • Cisco Cisco

    Don't worry, be happy…James Conca of Forbes says, "Let me be really, really clear – there is no concern whatsoever that radioactivity from Fukushima could ever harm America. The levels of radioactivity are too low by the time they leave the area around the crippled power plant. Even if the entire Fukushima site slid into the ocean, it wouldn’t raise Cs concentrations above trace levels in the ocean at large, let alone anywhere near drinking water standards, this far away."

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/03/16/radioactive-fukushima-waters-arrive-at-west-coast-of-america/

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "…worried it could hamper their future job prospects."
    This goes for grad students and professors alike. The entire academic world revolves around who did your PhD under, and who you worked on joint studies with. Not upsetting the apple cart is a lot of what building and maintaining an academic reputation is all about. Who gets tenure, and who is forced out.

    Given this reality, it is really no mystery that academia seems to be entirely corrupt to outsiders: No studies of radiation, GMO, pharmaceuticals, etc., etc. Don't rock the boat. Whispers in the lab.

    Remember the paper about Fukushima radiation in California tuna? These guys took so much flack that they had to come out with a second paper fudging the math to show that eating contaminated tuna was safe. (I will look up the links on the two studies if anyone is interested.). This is how it works in academia.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    FAR WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL . . .

    Radiation from Fukushima is in every breath we take.

  • Nuclear-Free-Zone Nuclear-Free-Zone

    In the song Priests of the Golden Bull, Buffy Sainte-Marie sings,

    Who brought the bomb wrapped up in business cards
    And stained with steak?
    Who hires a maid to wash his money?
    Who keeps politicians on the take?
    Who puts outspoken third-worlders in jail
    Just to shut them down?
    Oh the lies vary from place to place but the truth is still the same,
    Even in this town

    Money junkies all over the world
    Trample us on their way to the bank
    They run in every race
    Windego

    Third-worlders see it first:
    The dynamite, the dozers, the cancer and the acid rain
    The corporate caterpillars come into our backyards
    And turn the world to pocket change
    Reservations are the nuclear frontline;
    Uranium poisoning kills
    We're starving in a handful of gluttons
    We're drowning in their gravy spills

    Their tongues are silver forks
    There's a lack of wisdom,
    You can hear it on their breath
    Windego

    It's delicate confronting these priests of the golden bull
    They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line
    Their minds rustle with million dollar bills
    You say Silver burns a hole in your pocket
    And Gold burns a hole in your soul
    Well, uranium burns a hole in forever
    It just gets out of control

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