“Plumes of radioactivity from Fukushima are migrating in the Pacific towards the U.S. West Coast” -Caldicott

Published: March 6th, 2013 at 4:48 pm ET


USNewswire via Reuters, March 5, 2013: “Plumes of radioactivity from Fukushima are migrating in the Pacific towards the U.S. West Coast.” –Dr. Helen Caldicott

Reuters, March 5, 2013: [Fukushima Daiichi’s] damaged reactors still seep radiation, although at a rate of 10 million Becquerel per hour for cesium versus about 800 trillion right after the disaster. Becquerel per hour measures the amount of radiation emitted or the rate of radioactive decay. As atomic isotopes decay, they spin off energized particles that can penetrate human organs and damage human cells, potentially causing cancer.

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Published: March 6th, 2013 at 4:48 pm ET


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25 comments to “Plumes of radioactivity from Fukushima are migrating in the Pacific towards the U.S. West Coast” -Caldicott

  • Jay

    In that picture : yellow should state higher radiation than red .
    Than why Japan has no color whatsoever ?
    Why there is no degree of yellow to red as we go further west from Japan ?
    If the pic was photoshoped , why ?

    • Because they are talking about the ocean, not the land.

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      I agree. If their reactors / SFP's are leaking, contaminated runoff is draining into the sea and submerged radioactive particles dispersed by an explosion of MOX fuel; I would expect higher concentrations still showing up near Japan. The model should be updated if it has not. It would be nice if the US would publish some of their information on real time measurement data. Don't you think they would be monitoring the contamination levels in the ocean and currents?

      I also think it is showing distribution of the "initial" contamination, where very high quantities of hot particles were released.

      • They should add 'overlay' maps of the continued releases and accumulations, not just the initial spread.

        • We Not They Finally

          Ive seen some of those overlay maps within 10 years the Japan Basin and the west coast will be totally contaminated..When it rains on the North American nations massive radioactive pollution may no longer allow North America to support life?
          What a price to pay for corrupt media and politicians and wealthy schmucks who dont give a damn.It will be evryones funeral no place to hide. Forget all the money thrown in to build underground cities and bases,When fukeshima expolded the world we indated with deadly radioactivity.Who need bombs or missiles just radioactivity from Fukeshima and the explosions of Reactors 1,2,3,and 4 and we dont know what happened to reactors 5 or 6….

          • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

            Chasa, WeNotTheyFinally, 16 Penney, hamster, Jay and others, There are studies, this picture is from a study, and I do believe it is based on numbers that might have just been increased. The color you see there is a total dilution, watch the quick video on the in depth study here, absolutely awful.. you see more than overlays would allow.. not for the faint at heart, as it will break yours.

            Fukushima – The fate of contaminated waters
            Fast mixing due to oceanic eddies

            July 9, 2012/Kiel. As a consequence of the Fukushima catastrophe, radioactive material was released into the Pacific Ocean. The spreading of the contaminated waters over the next decade was investigated by scientists at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel using numerical high-resolution Ocean models.


    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      No one has studied this in such detail so as to be able to graph where all of the radiation is, or where it is going.

      And if they have done these detailed studies, they are not talking about it, nor are they reporting it to the public.

      Fukushima; Pacific Ocean Catastrophe Confirmed; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-pacific-ocean-catastrophe.html

      Fukushima Leaking Radioactive Water Into Ocean Plume; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-leaking-radioactive-water.html

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    U.S. is continually radiated from Fukushima …water, crops, livestock, air, everything.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      I Agree TheBigPicture, and more is coming.
      If Chernobyl can't be stopped, how can this, it can't.

  • Mack Mack

    Debris from Japan is still migrating to the west coast, too, and check this out:

    "This is worrying stuff: A joint EPA and California-led interagency guideline to be put into effect stipulates that most floating or 'beached' debris from Japan registering under 2 millirem per hour will not be considered a radioactive source. (California Tsunami Debris Multiagency Advisory Coordination Group and the USEPA) Two (2) millirems per hour is the upper limit of exposure from gamma rays at the Trinity Site in New Mexico, which is closed to the public (except twice a year) because of the radiation dangers."


  • Mack Mack

    I read that after atomic testing, if Cesium was there, Plutonium was there at 1/25th of the amount of Cesium.

    Unit 3 was a detonation, with MOX fuel.

    So Plutonium could be in the ocean, too.

    • Sol Man

      Everything that was shot into the air at and since 3-11 has been drifting down to the Pacific and, then, beyond. Good luck to us.
      The design crew never had contingencies plans for this event.

      What is the sentence for screwing up 4.4 billion years of evolution?

      • We Not They Finally

        The pigeon sisters from Russia(we call them that)Who are experts on crop circles..Think we may all be thrown into a universal hologram and made to expiate for a million years.Expiate just that sin.To destroy 4 billion yrs of evolution…

  • mem mem

    When I clicked in the map it lead to Caldicott's site…there is information about a symposium about the effects of Fukushima. They are streaming it online and it will be happening on March 11.


  • mem mem

    ^ Check it out there are so many great presentations happening at this symposium!

    • Mack Mack

      + 1

      Listen to the Fukushima Symposium LIVE on March 11 and 12:

      Live stream link will be:


      "We are very pleased to offer the live stream, and have gone great effort to have it done professionally to enable clear viewing and remote events. It will be free to all, but we ask that those who feel this was a valuable service consider making a donation through the Donate Now button on our website. If everyone who asked for and watches the live stream donated even just $5 it would help to pay for having it done by an expert team, and indexed and put back on line after as a permanent reference. Thanks for joining us from home, to those who cannot join us in person."


  • Mack Mack

    Good for Dr. Caldicott for pointing this out:

    "The WHO report ignores critical data and sends the wrong message to the public. Increased incidence of thyroid abnormalities in children in the Fukushima Prefecture may be an early indicator of eventual increased incidence of thyroid cancers."


  • Jebus Jebus

    The most damaging nuclear disaster in human history.
    It's not over.
    It will never be over…

    Two years, and look at the uptic in MSM's "reporting"
    The reality is that it's a PR game to keep it low key.
    Anyone awake, who cares, is not going to let that happen.

    Fukushima: Two Years Later


  • Jebus Jebus

    The truth is unstoppable and spreading like so much fukushima fallout…

    I'm seeing more and more fukushima fluff news stories and blogs comment sections filled with awareness and the truth.

    The last commenter schooled the original poster…

    Another look at Fukushima's legacy
    Maggie Koerth-Baker at 6:59 am Wed, Mar 6


  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    "…The truth is unstoppable…"

    Whoever told you that lie is your enemy.

    • Jebus Jebus

      So says you, so…

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Truth is not a tangible thing with a life of its own. It does not have supernatural powers to exist. Its not sentient and has no noble purpose. It does not inevitably triumph over lies.

        It's kind of like freedom, equality, justice, human rights, happiness and all those other nice ideas. They are fleeting states of being that are created by and only apply to social groups of human beings. The social group has to have the capability and desire for empathy. Any organizations they form should be capable of empathy.

        Sociopaths and psychopaths like to control their groups. It's the nature of the disease. This looks like they will take care of -+

        3.things for everyone else in the organization. They have no intention of doing much of anything – it's mostly just fluff and a more about conning others to contribute and keep them believing that – together – they're doing someting good. The psychopathology permeates the organization and punishes the non-team player non-psychopaths. You either come to get it and join the psychopaths, or you remain healthy and become an outcast that threatens the social unit. Do your best – there's no turning back.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    The $&@#% pier from Japan already washed up in Oregon by June 6, 2012! 9 months later, the radiation hasn't made it here yet?! What is stopping it?



    Make it clear to people, especially parents, in the U.S. and elsewhere what has already happened, what has been done to their children.

  • BigLoner

    Well at least they're recalling cans of tuna 'with bad seals'