Radioactive Fukushima pig on x-ray film (PHOTOS)

Published: September 18th, 2012 at 6:49 am ET
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An Autoradiogram of Skeletal Muscle from a Pig Raised on a Farm within 20 km of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Published Date: 28 Aug 2012

We utilized autoradiography to visualize radioactive contamination in the skeletal muscles of a pig raised within 20 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the nuclear accident. The autoradiogram of control muscle showed relatively homogenous exposure. In contrast, the autoradiogram of affected muscle showed a heterogeneous and sporadically dense imaging pattern.

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The present study focused on a mixed-breed male pig that was born and raised on a farm within 20 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The pig was moved to an uncontaminated area 17 days after the accident (March 29, 2011), and it was slaughtered 41 days later (May 10, 2011). Another male pig was raised in an uncontaminated area and slaughtered on the same day as a control. Skeletal muscle (ham, 100 g) from each pig was sampled in a polystyrene container for radionuclide detection.

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The muscle of the affected pig was contaminated with 40K [naturally-occurring potassium-40], 134Cs, and 137Cs at levels of 110.3, 48.2, and 67.9 Bq/kg, respectively (measured on the day of ARG exposure). This pig had been fed complete imported feed before movement, so the internal contamination might be led by intake of contaminated water or inhalation of contaminated air. The control pig contained only 40K, which was detected at a level of 123.2 Bq/kg.

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With Cesium:

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Published: September 18th, 2012 at 6:49 am ET
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14 comments to Radioactive Fukushima pig on x-ray film (PHOTOS)

  • Max1 Max1

    Guess which one makes it into the school lunches…
    … Peach-y!


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  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

    We're all livestock to the industry…..


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  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Yeah Max1 its the sickest behaviour humanity is capably off we see and hear for so long now. :(

    @ForwardAssist , i love your nickname :)


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  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    That's very close to the plant, so I can't say I'm surprised, but its definitely quite horrifying.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    What is the difference? Both were affected with whatever 40K is, and both had over 100 Bq/kg of radiation, so the whole country must be contaminated. Trying to say the uncontaminated area pig ONLY had the same amount of radiation as the contaminated pig is like saying the water on one side of the dam is NOT the same as the water on the other side of the dam. What is interesting is that they say they got this HIGH LEVEL of radiation in BOTH pigs, by feeding them IMPORTED food.

    "muscle of the affected pig was contaminated with 40K [naturally-occurring potassium-40], 134Cs, and 137Cs at levels of 110.3, 48.2, and 67.9 Bq/kg, respectively (measured on the day of ARG exposure). This pig had been fed complete imported feed before movement, so the internal contamination might be led by intake of contaminated water or inhalation of contaminated air.

    The control pig contained only 40K, which was detected at a level of 123.2 Bq/kg"


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Could these uniformly high radiation measurements be the result of this?

    Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-chris-busby-consequences-of-burning.html


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    • razzz razzz

      Thanks for the videos 'AGreenRoad' they have to be reposted over and over again to sink in.

      ttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-chris-busby-consequences-of-burning.html

      @ 5:10


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Comparing Contaminated Zones Around Chernobyl And Fukushima Ocean Radiation Released; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/comparing-contaminated-zones-around.html


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  • Technically, they could be called *Guinea Pigs.

    We ALL are at this point and I for one am not happy about it.
    It's NOT FAIR! I did not volunteer for this.

    Everybody should be 'raging with anger' about Fukushima's meltdowns, but for some reason a vast majority are not.

    *Guinea Pig: (slang)
    The subject or subjects of an experiment. This is because guinea pigs are used by scientists to do biology experiments.


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  • Urban27

    I remember from my photo-enthusiastic days, that radioactivity creates traces on film and photo paper.

    I expect these photos are made by putting som meat on a photo-paper or a photo film, and letting it be a there for a longer time, in total darkness, and then delvelop.

    If that is the case, it would be rather easy to detect radioactivity. Just photo papers and developer and fix bath.

    Could be that you just take soil from the ground and see if it gives any traces..

    Is there someone who knows more about this method of autoradiography?


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  • razzz razzz

    You can just eat around the hot spots at Thanksgiving dinner.


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  • sunpower

    Trichinosis in Fukushima prefecture is way down since this meat is so thorougly cooked now, but people are having hot flashes. Your thyroid, like it or lump it, is affected by these swine.
    When asked if he would ever stop the radiation releases at Daiichi and end this nightmare of increasing contamination, the Japanese PM said, "No, duh." No dice from Noda!
    Will the Japanese draw a red line? Yes, but only at some useless little islands and only if you steal their stupid flag off their fender. As far as eradicating the international nuclear cockroaches, no dice again muchacho, they say GE is the bedrock of their nation, although, at this rate, their nation becomes uninhabitable. 400 microsieverts sixty km from Daiichi is four thousand times normal background, sorry to break the trance there Japan. Wake the heck up. They still have another fifty of these contraptions rigged and set to blow spread around the volcanic islands, once the home of zen contemplation and serene beauty.
    Maybe I should lay off carping about Japan, just cuz they are sickening everyone leaving the thing spewing. The US, Russia, France, and Israhell are so much sicker in many ways, too.


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