“Nuclear fuel fragments” from Fukushima found in Europe — 10,000+ kilometers from reactors — Study: Plume “directly from N. America” — Hot particles a “significant part” radioactive releases — Quickly spread over entire hemisphere — Film shows core material on Norway air filter (PHOTO)

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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, Atmospheric removal times of aerosol-bound radionuclides, May 2012: Hot particles (e.g., fragments of the nuclear fuel) were present in the FD-NPP plume.

Elsevier (academic publisher) — Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment, 2013: Paatero et al. (2012) estimated that a significant part of the Fukushima-derived radioactivity is in hot particles from autoradiogram of a filter sample from 1 to 4 April 2011 at Mt. Zeppelin, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard.

Poster for Alaska Marine Science Symposium (Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands), Jan. 20, 2014: Exposure to fallout while on ice in 2011 [...] Models suggest pinnipeds may have been exposed while on ice to the following: [...] Hot particles, nuclear fuel fragments, were detected in air samples taken in Svalbard, Norway (Paatero et al. 2012).

(Paatero et al. 2012) Airborne fission products in the High Arctic after the Fukushima nuclear accident: The plume arriving in Svalbard did not come from Europe but directly from North America [...] [Hot particles are] either fragments of the nuclear fuel or particles formed by the interactions between condensed radionuclides, nuclear fuel, and structural materials of the reactor [...] a significant part of the activity related to Fukushima was in hot particles. So far the authors are not aware of any other reports concerning hot particles from the Fukushima accident. [...] radionuclides emitted into the atmosphere were quickly dispersed around practically the whole northern hemisphere within a couple of weeks.

See also: Gundersen: This video "confirms our worst fears" -- Scientist: Reactor core materials found almost 500 km from Fukushima plant -- 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg -- Can travel very, very significant distances -- Hot particles found in 25% of samples from Tokyo and Fukushima (VIDEO)

Poster for the 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium here

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  • CaptD CaptD

    Seen the latest from the UN via Forbes:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/05/04/cancer-and-death-by-radiation-not-from-fukushima/

    Now, suddenly the UN, who has up to now had to let the IAEA handle all issues related to nuclear is saying that everything is wonderful in Fukushima, Japan and that they have a reliable crystal ball that says "no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima"…

    This is so unbelievable that it can only be the result of a concerted attempt by the Japanese Nuclear Industry and their global nuclear supporters to somehow try to jump start their lagging nuclear industry because Solar (of all flavors) is now far less expensive and is taking ever more of the market share away from them.

    I view this UN “Health Notice” as the first step in a ☢ PR Push designed to convince the World that is is OK for the Japanese to dump all their radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean turning it into their own radioactive toilet, that the rest of the planet to enjoy because "no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima"…

    Mankind is now in deep trouble, when the UN Leaders say that Fukushima is not a issue any longer, no matter how much Nuclear Payback* they received! I bet there was not even a vote or other inquiry into the reliability of this UN document.

    * http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+payback

    Those that support nuclear power because nuclear power somehow supports…


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    • mairs mairs

      There are also 12 geothermal plants in the works, and one almost completed. I'm sure that doesn't please the nuclear industry.


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    • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

      The UN has been a shabby political tool for a long time. Completely corrupt. And the delegates refer to themselves as his or her "Excellency". It's like something out of the Empire Strikes Back except it's real. Now the government is embedding personnel in media outlets to help keep them on the "narrative".

      We have an EPA office near by. I've wondered about making a big banner that says: EPA LYING ABOUT FUKUSHIMA RADIATION and standing out front of the building with it. Except that I'm afraid to. The government has become a fearsome beast.


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      • It is only as corrupt as corporations are allowed to make it.

        If citizens reps are the only ones allowed, and they represent the poeple, it can serve a noble purpose..

        But when multinational corporations dominate and control the UN and US politics, then it is nothing more than another profit center, and counter to public interest and community benefit.


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      • radioactiveruss radioactiveruss

        Please come stand with me and take real action to get real answers. Please come let me know what else I can do to get this message out and get others involved!

        I do not understand all the complaining yet no one wants to take real actions.

        Please
        http://demandingtruth.proboards.com/


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      • CaptD CaptD

        All projects in the future should require large bonds that would "hold all BIG Companies feet to the fire" should anything BAD happen! Yes, it would make doing business a bit more expensive for them but then perhaps their entire industry would also focus on Safety (instead of JUST profits) and being a better steward for our environment!

        One thing we cannot afford to happen is for these same BIG Companies being allowed to pollute the USA and/or the Planet, because our State and Governmental Regulators (like the EPA) are being told to look the other way by politicians friendly to these Big Industry donors who can change our Environmental laws to make them more business friendly.

        Here are two examples of Government Regulators "solving" Environmental problems with paperwork changes to laws that in reality only make things less healthy for all of US:

        Toxic ash poisons N. Carolina river, threatens drinking water
        http://t.co/jTFlCZZsCI

        and

        GOP guts EPA
        http://www.huff.to/1cHHQcj


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Yeah, Forbes, lovely. The popup page where you have to click through to get to the news story had an advertisement with links for cancer treatment, natural cancer treatment, alternative cancer treatment.

      Do you suppose they're speaking out of both sides of their mouth at the same time?

      Call me Janus. (from Wikipedia, below)

      "In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (Latin: Ianus, pronounced [ˈiaː.nus]) is the god of beginnings and transitions,[1] thence also of gates, doors, passages, endings and time. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. The Romans named the month of January (Ianuarius) in his honor."

      In the present, no worries, it won't cause cancer. But our advertisers will plug those cancer cures to get you thinking about the future, should the need ever arise ….


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Y'all have been super busy here since last night when I checked this. 202 comments already when I checked, now this morning we're over 250.

        Those NILU Private Forecasts were more accurate than we knew, and they only forecasted the plumes from the Reactor 1 explosion.

        I'm ticked off. Our future has been ransomed by greedy, inbred, sociopaths and psychopaths.

        What kind of mindset do you have to have to run a place like Hanford and then laugh with your nuke engineer neighbors about how stupid the locals are, worrying about the radiation from the Hanford site?

        Trust me, the nuclear engineers living in Richland, WA, think it's a joke. While injured people are contaminated by inhaling Plutonium and unknown toxic chemicals.

        These people have made war against us, all of humanity, all of life.

        We need to begin to take our power back, if there is still time.


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        • mairs mairs

          The ads placement is not as diabolical as you may think. The systems that place ads are automated and use keywords from the articles.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Mairs, I suspect you are right. But what dunderhead would program advertising like that (name your cancer treatmnet) alongside an article on the potential risks (or "minimal risks" from a radiological accident?

            I know, it happens all the time. But it's ludicrous for someone (either the sponsor or the media outlet) not to be making sure that kind of programming faux pas doesn't occur.

            At least in my perfect media world (the one in my head only) that's how things work.


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    • iheron007 iheron007

      Okay kids….so it seems were in some really bad shape….well you can cry about and give up or you can do all we can do ….as the saying goes when the going gets tuff the tuff get going…yes we need to abolish nuclear energy and start looking into solar, wind , biodisel and all else others…but …my instincts are telling me to kneel down and start planting ..yes plant every where and any where we can..all of us…..its got to help.and surely couldnt hurt…if everyone planted just one tree ..just one…there would be billions of trees…and any other plant that can help to purify the air….and soil ans water.grasses too ….you can say no it wont help..but we have said no way to long…

      ….


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    • Don't Miss Arto Lauri's Latest Investigative Video
      that's No.51 CHERNOBYL

      Arto presents a very moving inquiry into the real scientific circumstances and cost in human life for the "Battle of Chernobyl" Documentary….

      http://wyynd.tripod.com/al.html


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    We only ask that someone care. Maybe we haven't been holding our mouths right, when we ask.

    What can we do, as giving up won't work, either?

    http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/physical-therapy-for-tm-disorders

    ???


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  • Nick

    I never cease to be amazed by the "ho hum" factor when one brings up the boring topic of FD-NPP and the wee fact that much of the awol cores went air-borne.

    The number one response is "oh, that's so sad, I just can't take it in right now"

    Or: "Do have to ALWAYS be fixated on FD-NPP? Don't you ever have positive thoughts?"

    Then there is: "Huh?"

    Face it, 99% of humans are so brain dead that the news about FD-NPP simply bores them.

    Guess the PR campaign has been successful.

    Me? No way will I ever remain silent about the nuclear idiocy of our world.


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Nick

      Don't you ever have positive thoughts? That is what I am asked. Then they say, you are really into some weird stuff….

      Listen to the truth and keep caring.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mLdUFw4Xfc


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      • lucius.cornelius

        Oh dear, that all sounds very familiar.

        "Oh, you're so grim" they say to me.
        "Oh, it's Mr. Cheerful"
        "How do you cope?" (I'm increasingly unable to, but that's more to do with the political and economic madness that has hijacked the world. Where the US and EU can annex Ukraine and then accuse Russia of annexing the Crimea and no one in the MSM stands up and says "hang on a minute, Russia has done no such thing, it is you who have done the annexing". Where the Tax Authorities actively seek out big names who owe vast amounts of tax and then let them off, whilst ruthlessly prosecuting small businesses and individuals). Compared to that, the possible/probable long term effects of Fukushima are small fry, because I might die from Fukushima in 5-10 years, but I am suffering from the economic madness today.

        TV and movies have created a society full of people with extremely short term minds. If they can't see people staggering about in the street, all mutated and drippy, the "event" you tell them about "hasn't happened". In order for them to believe, they need to see Hollywood special effect type consequences right here and right now, or 'you're talking nonsense'.

        There are times when the anger I feel is overwhelming. And on those days I think "screwed the earth beyond repair? Good. Good riddance to a species unworthy of breath".
        May God have no mercy at all on the souls of those responsible.


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  • iheron007 iheron007

    Act now..while we are still physically able and strong.enough….reach out ..do not give up…..every little act of hope will help perhaps we… yes we need to be ignited a force of billions…. lets not be afraid of failure lets be afraid of not trying….spread the word and lets do what ever we can what little we can inspire hope plant what you can ..save animals by leaving clean water and food if you can ..there will be much death around us…but …dont punk out.


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  • CaptD CaptD

    A perfect example of this Pro-Nuclear PR:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/05/04/cancer-and-death-by-radiation-not-from-fukushima/

    My posted comment, (which was one of hundreds this article attracted, so many, that I suspect that this article was pre-planned to appear at a certain time so that as many positive comments as possible could be added, which will allow references to it to be used in the future…).

    Now, suddenly the UN, who has up to now had to let the IAEA handle all issues related to nuclear is saying that everything is wonderful in Fukushima, Japan and that they have a reliable crystal ball that says "no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima"…

    This is so unbelievable that it can only be the result of a concerted attempt by the Japanese Nuclear Industry and their global nuclear supporters to somehow try to jump start their lagging nuclear industry because Solar (of all flavors) is now far less expensive and is taking ever more of the market share away from them.

    I view this UN “Health Notice” as the first step in a ☢ PR Push designed to convince the World that is is OK for the Japanese to dump all their radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean turning it into their own radioactive toilet, that the rest of the planet to enjoy because "no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima"…


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  • In nuclear energy programs lie the gross stupidity of the false basis of modern civilization: To see the separate existences apart and seeing them apart to hold that to be true. The real true knowledge is : To see one changeless life in all the lives, in the separate the Inseparable. The energy output of a nuclear reactor is hardly 30 percent of the energy content of the nuclear fuel. And once used it is nuclear waste. But we have an infinitely superior nature at work on earth. It does not expend any fuel from the bowels of the earth to drive her processes. She uses extraterrestrial energy from the sun. This makes her processes wasteless and of infinite efficiency with reference to resources extracted from the earth. We must change over to suicidal modern civilization(MC) to normal civilization whose infinite efficiency stems from wastelessness by returning all it took from the earth. RETURN! There lies the secret of survival. Not nuke cycles. The other discrete component of MC is the dam. They interconnect one another rigidly and at their centre of gravity at 25, 109 exert water pressure head changes in excess of 25 million Everest heights. This by gigantic sledge hammer effects cause all the observed horrors of MC, including by a nuclear effect phenomena which exploded Fukushima into global extinction. See The Nuclear Effect in Causing Earthquakes/Ramaswami Ashok Kumar. Stop nukes and MC.Hail return!


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  • @navilu
    May 9, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Correct
    We must change over to suicidal modern civilization(MC) to normal civilization
    to
    We must change over from suicidal modern civilization(MC) to normal civilization


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  • LastChants Teri -in NE WA LastChants Teri -in NE WA

    The photo of the hot particles gave me the ammo I needed to offer some visual proof to friends who are very concerned now that I've been posting info from enenews in a small private forum I belong to. We're all honest with each other and have shared through some personal thick and thins through the years. But this makes some of our other topics of daily struggles or annoyances seem so mundane and temporary.

    Like most folks, they really don't have time or reason to prowl the far corners of the internet, especially the non-mainstream sites, so having all the links and documented tidbits is really an eyeopener for them to check out on their own. What a slam dunk…

    They're shocked, but grateful to know what has been hidden from them.


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