Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing

Published: March 26th, 2013 at 6:37 pm ET


Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1
Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation
Date Presented: March 11, 2013

Presentation slide from Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina: “Note lack of decomposition”

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Watch Mousseau’s full presentation here

Published: March 26th, 2013 at 6:37 pm ET


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31 comments to Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing


    strange … this reminded me that mc donalds french fries doesnt decompose neither

  • sootydog sootydog

    Sure, radiation is used to preserve food in many countries.

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  • razzz razzz

    Radiation killing all organisms that could help breakdown wood (cellulose).

    • weeman

      Exactly what was going on inside my head, it should have been the other way around with lack of predators there should have been a explosion of these organisms.

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Composing and decomposing , generating and recycling , continuation no more , life stops in its tracks when capitalisme goes unregulated.
    Those trees are a mirror of our fate tommorow , we are next.
    And fuck Nasa for the distraction show/lie of "fertilizing" the Universe , too .

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Decomposition requires bacteria and insects to break down the cellulose. The trees are so sterile from the radiation nothing will touch them.

  • Maybe…

    Consistent Low Dose Radiation from FALLOUT is causing the destruction of bacterias…

    This could be one of the reasons so many 'people' have gotten ear aches and now have intestinal issues. (?) Just a theory. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    What other surprises is the Age of Fallout going to bring us?

  • Urban27

    Radioactivity is very preserving. Do you know that our food is submerged into a strong radioactive source, to kill everything. Even the food itself dies. This they do because of preservation effect.

  • razzz razzz

    Irradiating food is a one shot deal, the food is not left radioactive.

    These trees in question are radioactive, at least the bark is, enough to kill off anything on it.

    To steal a quote from the report and just swap 'Birds' and say Trees…

    "Birds donโ€™t usually drink, smoke or get depressed!"

    A very easy to understand report.

    • Mad Scientists Mad Scientists

      DON'T eat irradiated foods.

      "The idea to use nuclear materials for Food irradiation originated with President Dwight Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace Program, unveiled in 1953. According to the group Public Citizen, "While most of the schemes spawned by the Atoms for Peace program are long forgotten, including atomic planes, nuclear heart pacemakers and nuclear-powered coffee pots, food irradiation has persisted."

      In essence, certain government and industry factions have historically coveted food irradiation as a convenient and profitable way to dispose of nuclear waste."

      Irradiating food can:

      *create substances called "unique radiolytic products" which can cause gene mutations, "polyploidy (an abnormal condition in which cells contain more than two sets of chromosomes), chromosome aberrations (often associated with cancerous cells), and dominant lethal mutations (a change in a cell that prevents it from reproducing) in human cells. Making matters worse, many mutagens are also carcinogens."

      * form benzene and toluene, "chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer and birth defects."

      * cause "stunted growth in lab animals fed irradiated foods"

      * colon tumor in lab rats

      * "cause the low-level production of furans (similar to cancer-causing dioxins) in fruit juice"

      • Mad Scientists Mad Scientists

        by Dr Walter Herbst-1968 Dept of Radiology, University of Freiburg
        (translated from German)

        • Mad Scientists Mad Scientists

          "Well over a thousand food irradiation safety studies have been done and none have proven food irradiation to be safe."

          "So, in fact, food irradiation safety studies simply tested food that had been irradiated at the level that the nuclear industry had chosen as being commercially convenient; not based on safety."

          • razzz razzz

            Mad Scientists: Your posts and points are well taken on food irradiation safety. Not that I was endorsing irradiating foodstuff by any means. I understand passing of rays through food can genetically alter their makeup but I wasn't aware of so many possible byproducts created when irradiating food takes place.

            Just like fluoridation, irradiation is just another way to get rid of nuclear waste in an obscene way.

            Elsewhere, for stomach troubles, if it is not your diet per se then try taking boron tablets and see if that helps.

    • American Phoenix57

      Research demonstrates that it is of particular importance in selecting a herbal product is that it be certified organic to ensure it has NOT been gamma irradiated with radioactive cobalt-60 in the USDA-approved process known as "cold pasteurization."

      Conventional spices and herbs are commonly exposed to as high as 30 Kilograys of gamma radiation, or the equivalent of 990 million chest x-rays worth of radiation. The irradiation of non organic herbs produces toxic formic acid, poisonous formaldehyde and unique radiolytic byproducts with carcinogenic properties.

  • Blown Camaro

    I have constant ear aches and intenstinal issues. I don't know what is causing them. but is certainly impacting my quality of life.


      try using garlic medicinally… It is useful for earaches and a lot of stomach issues too… careful of the California garlic though…
      One more thing; Don't ask your big-pharma family doctor about garlic's uses.

      • Proton

        Not to mention garlic is believed to have some amazing cancer immunity properties! We are all going to need that help wherever we can get it. Garlic oil useful for ear-aches.

        Buy the stuff that is grown as close to your home area as possible.
        It's gotta be raw, smashed thoroughly, left to sit for 5-10 minutes, then ingested. Wonderful stuff… GARLIC FOR PRESIDENT!!! NOW!!!

      • Sickputer

        The Tokyo Trots (aka Fukushima's Revenge) is on the upswing again across America with the big emissions of the past two months blowing over on the jetstream. Not quite as bad as Jan-March 2012 after a huge number of spent fuel rod fires burned for weeks. Hush hush stuff from TPTB.

        My family got over last year with 30 billion bacteria probiotic capsules and aloe vera inner filet juice plus apple pectin and other supplements and vitamins (lysine, B-complex, vitamin C megadoses and bioflavonoids.

        This year I found 70 billion bacteria pills at Amazon and it has helped tremendously. My family is much better than last year and my personal estimate is the radiation fallout across Texas so far Jan-March 2013 is about half of last years same time frame. A few more years of this and I'm afraid there won't be much preventative things we can do to avoid radiation sickness. Bummer. We can't live in an isolation dome. We all have to get outside at times and breathe the shit in the air. Not a good feeling to see the radiation haze in the mountains way before the tradtional summer smog cycles. Not many bugs either… I have only killed two flies this spring and haven't seen a wasp since before 311. Ants mounds are slim this spring and that is weird after our mild winter.

        • Anthony Anthony

          I agree with your comment Sickputer and have had intermittent issues with this myself. It seems to occur with heavy overcast periods and heavier rains. I live off the BC coast and figure we get a good dosing before even the mainland perhaps. I have had wonderful improvements drinking Kimbuchi(spelling?) preparations found in health-food stores. I find the relief is pretty immediate in fact and my entire digestion feels calmed after drinking them.

    • Gnyf

      Garlic is said to be good for a lot of things, but it is important to know where they are from. No matter how helthy a certain type of food is, it won't do you any good if it is radioactive contaminated.
      After Fukushima I have heard people say; "To protect yourself – eat as if you already have cancer". Yeah right! And then they stuff their faces with contaminated vegetables. Brilliant.
      There is not a place in the northern hemisphere where food isn't contaminated after Fukushima. Some worse than others. Especially on the american westcoast, but food from China, Korea etc. is also very contaminated. To be as sure as you can be these days, you have to get food from the other side of equator. Otherwise the best you can do is to choose food from the least contaminated areas as possible. It takes some studying to know where that is.
      After Fukushima, we must assume that food will stay fresh longer.

    • Gnyf

      This is another subject, but I'll write it never the less.
      I have seen some tv shows about doomsday preppers. They are really quite amusing. The idiot's actually believe that they will survive if we get hit by the big one. I mean, what would happen if disaster strikes? Exactly. The nuclear power plants would go up in flames all over. The fact is that just one power plant contains enough radioactive material to wipe us all out, and there hundreds all over the world. If doomsday strikes, we really are doomed. We have made sure of that.
      One of the most funny examples was that a prepper family had put up tanks to collect rainwater, to make sure to have clean drinking water.
      Tv shows about doomsday preppers are funnier than sitcoms.

      • Fred

        Like the goofy garlic users above, preppers are hilarious. Hiding from the radiation that lasts thousands of years only prolongs your agony. Owning a good, used pistol is far less painful when "they" finally lose control.

        Nearly as many idiots believe in homeopathy as Jesus.

      • irhologram

        Allegory or not, they laughed at Noah, too. Ever stop to think that not all disasters involve loosing the grid and therefor nuclear power plants? What about domestic insurrection, military takeover, economic collapse, drought, hurricanes, volcanic "winter"…like none of those things have ever happened to good people anywhere before,,,! There was a cute little story when we were kids…about the grasshopper (the life's response you seem to have chosen) and the ant (which would more reflect the prepper's philosophy). The grasshopper played and fiddled and hopped around all summer, but the ant stored food for winter, and then? The ant rested and relaxed while the grasshopper…died with the season change (historically, human populations always have "season" changes). Of course if the grasshopper were a person, he would probably start robbing preppers. Gnyf and Fred…don't go looking to steal from peppers if you get left out in the cold by your own choice. Just enjoy your good laugh, now. While you can.

      • Anthony Anthony

        Perhaps more scared than stupid?

  • Beethoven never died, he just decomposed.