Radio: “Surprisingly, high concentrations [of Fukushima cesium] found in Vancouver area” since ocean currents slow down — Levels are increasing — “Might be hotspots where radiation concentrates” — “Chances are high for marine life to absorb it… concern about mussels… clams, oysters” (AUDIO)

Published: April 1st, 2014 at 7:01 pm ET


RED 93.1FM (Vancouver, BC), “The Filipino Edition”, Mar. 30, 2014:

At 4:15 in

  • Joseph Lopez, reporter: In the Vancouver area, as of June last year […] there are increasing levels of cesium-134, the same isotope released from Fukushima. […]
  • Irene Querubin, host: I hope we’re not slowly dying by that.

At 7:00 in

  • Lopez: There’s a strong current called the Kuroshio current […] these are highways in the ocean […] it’s one of the strongest water currents […] and this current passes through Fukushima but it is so strong it helps keep the radiation levels in the Fukushima area lower, it blows it away. […] These radioactive isotopes, in a slower speed — because they’re slowing down in these areas like Vancouver […] where the water is not as fast as in the ocean, there’s a chance for the radioactive isotopes to settle down and be in the water and possibly be absorbed by bottom feeders. […] The radioactive isotopes [are] not observed much in Japan, in the Fukushima area, surprisingly […] but the current pulls it away and acts as a boundary because it’s so fast. Once the speed slows down in our area, the chances are high for the marine life to absorb it.

At 11:00 in

  • Lopez: They’re not doing any testing right now, that’s why the public should be concerned […] We don’t know why they’re not doing it. They should be doing it. […] It is true that the Pacific Ocean will dilute the radiation, but what they found is there might be hotspots where this radiation might be concentrated. And surprisingly the high concentrations have been found in the Vancouver area because in these waters there’s less movement, less speed. […] I’m surprised that Dr. Smith of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans would categorically state that there’s a zero chance of starfish die-off [being related to radioactive contamination]. It’s like saying the Titanic will never sink. […] I would be concerned about mussels as well […] and clams and oysters, because they are filters. […] Remember no level of radiation is ever safe.

Full broadcast available here

Published: April 1st, 2014 at 7:01 pm ET


Related Posts

  1. Senior Scientist: Cancer increase expected on West Coast from Fukushima exposures; Radioactive particles can bio-accumulate and form hotspots while crossing Pacific — KCRW: Concern California wildlife to be impacted; Sea life can biomagnify nuclear waste, leading to higher levels of radiation (AUDIO) April 14, 2014
  2. “Eerie new phenomenon” attacking sea creatures on West Coast — Marine life disappearing from tide pools — Fish, octopus, mussels, urchins, limpets, sea hares “seem to be leaving… there’s something going on” — “Experts have no idea what to expect next” (VIDEO) June 25, 2015
  3. Gov’t Report: Elevated radiation on California coast to last “several decades” — Local marine life “will accumulate” Fukushima radioactive material — Plutonium a potential concern — “On-going monitoring clearly warranted” yet ‘surprisingly little’ underway (VIDEO) May 21, 2014
  4. TV: “Could it really happen?” State of Washington testing CLAMS for Fukushima radiation — Salmon and steelhead also — Will continue “until public concern abates” (VIDEO) May 7, 2012
  5. Gov’t Official: Chilling report from Pacific Ocean… “Silence on the seas” — “Quite literally, there isn’t any fish” — Japan Professor: Fukushima posing reproduction risk to marine life, ongoing concern over bio-accumulation of radioactive material (VIDEOS) July 21, 2015

96 comments to Radio: “Surprisingly, high concentrations [of Fukushima cesium] found in Vancouver area” since ocean currents slow down — Levels are increasing — “Might be hotspots where radiation concentrates” — “Chances are high for marine life to absorb it… concern about mussels… clams, oysters” (AUDIO)

  • name999 name999

    It is obvious that strange things are happening around us. In SW Washington State a few nights ago there were very full purple clouds floating high above. Just looked like heavy rain clouds that were
    just breaking up but very purplish/pinkish. It was too late for a sunset effect. It was scary.


    • ocifferdave

      I'm in SC Washington State.

      Allergies flaring up in family members (ie wife) that have never experienced allergies before.

      On another note: What about the starfish? Any new word?

      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        I went to the Oregon coast last weekend and specifically looked for starfish at a spot with lots of tide pools, a spot where I used to find them. Found ZERO…however the mussel population was way OUT OF CONTROL! I guess they feed and thrive on the radiation (like moss and lichen and alge).

    • We Not They Finally

      I don't know about purple, but I had read that when the night sky starts to look pink, that could be cesium in the atmosphere. I don't have this sourced at the moment, but you might check on that.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    ENEnewsers said this, and said this, and said it again.
    Our friends and families no longer want to talk with us.
    What we said was true.
    Here it comes!
    And, now, here it is.
    And radiation matters.
    (We ain't seen nuthin' yet. ;). )

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      And "WE" will still be ignored when the day comes that the radiation topic becomes a main stream topic and concern.

      The people who rolled their eyes at us will be so absorbed in how to try and run away from the problem….physically/emotionally/psychologically that they will not even bother to acknowledge how they dismissed us.

      Never mind the uselessness of "I told you so" in all of it.

      And of course there will be the few who will say to us
      "Well why didn't you say it louder?"
      "Why didn't you say it was this serious?"
      "How could you let me not listen?"
      "You knew about this for years and said nothing??!!"
      (forgetting that we actually did say something and were quickly
      shut down and/or ignored)

      Reminds me of high school when I had my terms papers done weeks
      ahead of time and then to watch the panic and frenzy that ensued for
      nearly everyone else during the last 72 hours before the papers were due.

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, on the other hand, that gets balanced by no one here WANTING to have to say "I told you so," because it's so tragic; compounded by the perennial stupidity of "kill the messenger."

      A dear friend of ours came down with stage four thyroid cancer out of the clear blue. And we told her, you got it from the plume of radioactive iodine. And we got back, oh but they TREAT it with radioactive iodine!

      But we still love her and want her to live. And even with all the slings and arrows, maybe that's all that matters. That we love people and want them to live. Just dreading people's "catch-up" phase to come….

    • atomicistheword

      and salmon, especially strontium 90 in canned salmon bones.

      Dana on YouTube won't let them get away with lies even when YouTube is not displaying his broadcasts correctly in "Fukushima" today sort order. Go to his channel and click videos.

      All people helping him adds to the message….. Fukushima 1,2,3 is great for new people to this great tribulation from Japan.

      or click here….

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Well, at least Obamacare is going to help us all when we get cancer. Oh, wait . . .

    'Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern'

    "Coburn, a medical doctor battling cancer, panned the coverage offered to cancer patients.

    "Nineteen of the cancer centers in this country, only five are covered under Obamacare," he told the Washington Examiner Tuesday, a data point he attributed to the low payments the Affordable Care Act provides for those treatments."

    Oh, and about Sen. Reid:

    'FBI Blocked in Corruption Probe Involving Harry Reid'

    "Eric Holder’s Justice Department has Blocked an FBI Corruption investigation centering around Democratic Senator Harry Reid and others. The Justice Department rejected FBI agents’ bid to use a federal grand jury and subpoenas to determine whether any federal crimes were committed by state and federal officials."

    These are the people deciding whether you and your family live or die.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Creepy.. 🙁


      while on the OT side, TIS, I have to add this one into the mix.

      Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats–election.html

      At this point in the game, only a blind fool would think the Democratic Party is any better than the Republican scum. They're all traitors…

    • mairs mairs

      That's not really true. I looked up the actual head count of the top cancer centers. Four of them reported that all the exchange policies in their states allow access to them.

      For the other 13 there are gaps, such as a cancer center in NY that is included in the policies of 5 out of 7 insurers in its region, but is only included in 5 out of 16 insurers statewide.

      A top cancer center in Salt Lake City is included in 5 out of 6 insurance carriers in Utah.

      The reasons that insurers have restricted access to the most advanced cancer centers is expense. Now that they have to take all patients regardless of preexisting conditions, and they can't put a lifetime cap on policy payouts as they used to do, they are restricting access for the subsidized policies to keep the cost of those policies down.

      I knew a woman who got pancreatic cancer and went to a famous cancer center in California after she had been diagnosed as terminal by a regular cancer center. She allowed them to use experimental drugs on her, and all it did was prolong her agony, as pancreatic cancer is always fatal. She died of starvation in hospice because she refused further torture by the experimenters.

    • mairs mairs

      I was going to add… that the five cancer centers you mentioned are the only ones that are covered under every exchange policy in their state. The others are covered by varying numbers of policies in their states.

      'Some state insurance regulators see a problem.

      '"I want insurers to be able to innovate and come up with new product designs," said Mike Kreidler, insurance commissioner for Washington state. "At the same time, there is a requirement for regulators like myself to be vigilant to make sure there aren't unreasonable compromises."

      'The Obama administration says it has notified insurers that their networks will get closer scrutiny for next year in the 36 states served by the federal exchange. Cancer care will be a priority, it says.'

    • name999 name999

      time is short…cancer treatment is money to the cancer makers…sad but true. there are better more natural ways to understand and treat cancer.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Concern??? I would not even get CLOSE to a clam these days!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    High concentrations of Fukushima cesium found in Vancouver.

    North America is not the place to be, thanks to nuclear.

  • antipodes

    Please, Get with it, Representatives, Governors, Senators, Congresswomen, and Congressmen of British Columbia, and Washington State look within, stand up and be the true leaders you can be.

  • what, something happened to the titanic? but they said there was no immediate threat!


    "We don’t know why they’re not doing it."?! You don't say? You can't fathom why the United States government has put a complete media blackout into play?! You have no idea to why they shutdown hundreds of monitoring stations, across the U.S.?! Maybe you need to hangout with us 'newsers. Don't fret…we'll be gentle…

  • shamwow shamwow

    Warned my family in Vancouver but no one wants to hear. Where do you go anyway? It is everywhere by now.

    8.0 quake in Chile just now. If that happens in Fuku it is lights out.

  • jec jec

    After the last large Chile earthquake, then Japan had its large one. So fingers crossed this does not happen this time. The fault zones are releasing pressure.

  • weeman

    I don't give a rats ass if the levels are low, that my very well be, but if the leaks are ongoing it is continuous and will by accumulate, that is a given and into the bargin they are only checking for select isotopes?
    It's bad.

  • Dick Shenary

    Chile does not have any of the old BWR devices, however, there are many companies trying to install the newest and nastiest Thorium reactors. The Nuc industry will now tell their perspective suckers(rate payers everywhere) that this new technology is clean and safe of which it is neither.

    • name999 name999

      Dick Shenary, more needs to be made of this "new generation" of nukes being touted as safe.
      Hanford has "studies" currently to start up a production site. These people do not learn!

  • tbg

    Uruguay doesnt ahve any nuclear power plants (although Atucha is close in Argentina) and they are about to legalize cannabis on a national level. I think cannabis an extremely useful plant, may cure some cancers, and can be one of the healthiest things on earth but in any case volume is required.

    Also the southern hemisphere gets much less of the northern's wind, of course there will be fallout there too, it has fallen on every land mass in the world but they just get a lot less down there. Sounds good to me.

    • wildandfree wildandfree

      TBG, don't think you are gaining a lot in Montevideo, Nov 30 last, sitting at a cafe in the mall downtown my inspector alarmed for a minute or two, figured it was the nuke plant or a military ship starting in BA across the river. Background was about the same as many places in the western US; some 40 to 44 CPM on a ten min avg. was sorry or see that. UY has some advantages in my opinion, but flew, don't be mislead. Good luck to all us little DNA organisms, we are going to need it.

  • Who is not being paid off at that level?

  • antipodes

    Earth Day is April 22. I Think we should have Vital 1's and Chem Food's flyers ready to hand out with the information about how to protect oneself and family from Atomic radiation. Links of course to EVEnews etc. You don't have to convince any one just ask and then hand them the papers. The Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima {Evenews Oct 31 2013}, is great for the native American perspective. This is a national and global multifaceted event in over 192 countries, per Earth Day Network {www Earth Day.or] Enjoy, the day the music and the festivities.

  • called my local big name dairy, talked to the 78 yr old founder about testing, said he sends regular samples but doesnt get reported back results from those samples. said he would get back to me, that was last week.
    in oregon, irradiated oregon. the old pre plutonium days long gone.
    i am so sick of hearing no immediate threat. immediate was 3 years ago. a predatory and reckless federal confederacy exists, fuku helps them by reducing our numbers and depleting resources via pharma and cancer care from cradle to grave. how else can it be described when your own neighbors feed you nuke waste eats and drinks.
    it has been snowing all day, the snow hides defects, pure as the driven snow, the toxic waste hidden. the menace remains.

  • antipodes

    tbg Nice going! I have a friend in S.E. Brazil on the land, in the mountians …common insights… Welcome anytime. Expensive to travel there though. Good to have a passport ready in any case.

  • yellowrain

    some one mentioned the pink sky. I have been saying the sunsets near me are pink these days. Can anyone explain this or can it be anything from fukU to monsanto? One other observation I bought an apple with a leaf, green as green can be growing out the side of it. Good old GB said in a speech we should be scared of a dirty bomb in a suitcase. What the hell kind of suitcase was reactor 3. You really think all is ok. Did anyone else have effects when this crap hit in april and may 2011? I for one can unequivocally tell you My eyes were badly contaminated requiring doctors care. I've just now been able to stop using eye drops for the most part. I wish there was a forum where we could list our experiences. See if any patterns arise. I'm starting my bucket list early I dont know about you. good luck and God bless this mess.

  • yellowrain

    Can anyone post a link to the story about the ocean floor being grossly covered with dead matter? It stated it was the worst since it was regularly surveyed. That was my omg moment. I think everyone should see that one. I was a bookmarking maniac for awhile now many of my links have disappeared.

      • We Not They Finally

        That's apparently what turned Chris Busby around. He had thought there would at least be some "dilution," then he saw what was happening in the sea and realized that aerosolized particles of uranium and plutonium had sunk into the ocean and bio-accumulates also bio-magnifies up the food chain. Then he called the damage to the ocean "truly terrifying."

    • Jebus Jebus

      IMHO, it is irrelevent to Fukushima. It does nothing to define the disaster. There is no comparison, before 3/11 to after 3/11. The Ocean's floor everywhere, is covered with eons and eons of dead matter. In places more than a mile deep. It is what the ocean floor is made of. It is what the dirt at your feet is made of. It is what life comes from. It is a statement that is planted to disinform and discredit the one's who attribute it to Fukushima. Sure, everything that the tsunami chemicals and Fukushima's radionuclides killed off is there, but it is a very small imperceptible amount in comparison to the daily fallout onto the oceans floor, of dead, decaying carbon based life forms…

    • Jebus Jebus

      The reason Alex Jones screams Fukushima, is to be associated with Fukushima, to discredit Fukushima, by his very association with Fukushima…

      Make the other connections…

      Fukushima has higher stakes than one thinks it does.

      Don't get sidetracked with the guided vague claims.

      Stick to the provable facts. Data that can't be refuted.

      The 98% new sea floor coverage is taken out of context.

      Debunked: Dead creatures cover 98% of the ocean floor, up from 1% before Fukushima

      Read it to the end and decide for yourself…

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Gee, 98% is 98% and this occurred after Fukushima.. correct? 🙁

        • Jebus Jebus

          Did you read the whole diatribe?

          He states where it was taken out of context.

          Read the paper from which it came.

          Don't get me wrong, IMHO, we are fucked for the future.

          There are many who are trying to keep this fact hidden by creating an orgy out of it.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            I read it and all I have ever heard about is global warming being responsible for everything we see and never one thing about the impact or effect of radiation contamination in any of these situations/reports.

            One is a very broad topic and not readily provable in the context of such events, but Radiation Contamination has cancer and deformity pictures that prove the real dangers from any uncontrollable exposures like what has occurred in Fukushima and what we are now dealing with downwind and such photographic evidence from past Nuclear Radiation Contamination releases are now plastered all over the web for people to see.

            I like the pictures of what I can see are the effects…they prove the true potential harm.

            • Jebus Jebus

              True Obe, But it just seems over the top to say 98% of the ocean floor is covered with death from Fukushima's radionuclides.

              Truth is necessary. So is accuracy. They go together.

              Some things that are lacking everywhere…

            • atomicistheword

              The sad aspect is that atomic radiation sicknesses by low dose are invisible. The empire can crush bones and crumble along a bit longer. Opse plagues and visible climate change. Bugger the dream is smashed. Never Fukushima with nature!!!! 😉

      • bo bo

        This makes me so mad Jebus!!!!

        I saw a similar tactic being used at, they nurture this pet anti-nuclear alarmist poster that tries to sell zeolite with every post, and this becomes a cue to sway towards the conclusion:

        'you see, alarmists are all trying to profit off of your fears, have you noticed Chris Busby is trying to sell his products, Gundersen profits off if his gigs – they cannot be trusted, etc.etc.'

  • Daisy207

    M 4.1 – 165km ESE of Iwaki, Japan

    2014-04-01 09:38:29 UTC-04:00
    36.532°N 142.626°E

    Could be a foreshock. Doesn't look good

  • WindorSolarPlease

    “Surprisingly, high concentrations [of Fukushima cesium] found in Vancouver area”

    Why would this be a surprise?

    From day one, they should have been reading Enenews.

  • Sol Man

    Dr. Smith: You must make no definitive statements without testing, testing, testing! Thank you!
    Now start testing!

  • Chief

    I stopped eating seafood of any type after Fukushima. The BP spill in the gulf stopped me from eating seafood from there. Can't stand the idea that my shrimp comes prebuttered.

    I am glad that I don't serve in the Navy anymore. I would be sailing through all of that bad water. The water that ships' crew drinks is made from the seawater. You shower in it, cook with it, clean with it. Boy……

    How many people in Hawaii are testing the water? The fish? When the currents are saturated with radiation and the natural mixing brings radiation to the other oceans, we are all completely done for. So sad.

    • zogerke zogerke

      With you there, Chief. me too. stopped after BP, nothing from gulf. After Fuku, stopped – NOW- altogether. Avoid carageenan in food too.

    • name999 name999

      chief, I grieve with you, we all do here. The violation of our own natural world into poison.
      zogerke, there isn't much left that is safe…in our lifetimes over such a short time immense destruction.

  • Nick

    Here's a research paper on cesium134/137 and Iodine deposition after 3/11/11…….The author's don't seem to think the radiation will cause too
    much morbidity.

    Here's another paper talking about cesium-134/137 uptake in plants.
    "Phytoremediation to clean up soils contaminated with radiocaesium is potentially useful, but it is not a practical environmental technology at the moment."
    "In the past few decades, particularly after the Chernobyl accident, significant progress has been made in understanding the biological processes of plant uptake of radiocaesium and its regulation. It is generally accepted that Cs enters plants principally via K transport systems, namely K transporters and channels operating at different external potassium concentrations"

  • Nick

    Another paper for your perusal..
    "Molecular damage results from the direct ionization of atoms that are encountered by beta and gamma radiation and by interactions of resulting free radicals with nearby atoms. Tissue damage results when the molecular damage is extensive and not sufficiently repaired in a timely manner."

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    But wait, no excess morbidity is expected… 🙂

    • Sol Man

      At Lie, Inc. there can be no truth.
      It depends on what the definition of "is" is.
      Must define "excess."
      Nothing has made any sense for quite some time now.

      Maybe thought processes and any sense of logic, correctness, and integrity will just spin off into the ether never to return, but some corporations and their owners will make much money.

      Those marks showing totals must be made greater! All is well!
      Look at the numbers, boss!

  • Nick

    "Early symptoms of radiation exposure may be delayed or
    not evident (eg, myelosuppression). Appropriate therapy
    may be delayed due to failure to contact a radiation
    specialist. Beware of secondary exposures that may come
    from rescuers who were also exposed. History of
    radiation exposure may be difficult to obtain in some

    There is no way folks in the Northwest have adequate information about Fukushima Fallout.

    Read the above report and see if some of the symptoms match those you see in folks around you. I would think skin lesions should be monitored, as well as intestinal distress.

  • isogoodhumans

    It has been over a month since I posted but I live in Vancouver and have been monitoring the increase in CPM since 2011, it is pronounced after a rainfall.

    We have to realize what this internal radiation does. The extra load of Cesium irreadiating cells on the body means that the body has to do extra work to repair cells. Even if slightly contaminated, one should still try to eat as much fresh green vegetables and other antioxidants.

    As I have said before, the best cure is to remove the Cesium from one's body. Vitapect (patent pending), developed by the EU after Chernobyl is proven in doezens of studies on hundreds of thousands of Europeans to remove 63% of Cesium from the body. Just 1 becquerel of Cesium 137 in the body releases 31,536,000 'missiles' of radiation to the surrounding tissue per year (assuming that the consumption of contaminated food continues and keeps up with the decay rate of Cesium 137), damaging cells and increasing the chance of deformity.

    After just one course of Vitapect, the number of radiation 'missiles' drops to 11, 668, 320, significantly decreasing the odds of cancer.

    You owe it to yourself and your families to take the Vitapect cleanse. Vitapect is the only radiation cleanse that has been documented by dozens of independent medical journals.

    • Runningonlove Runningonlove

      Hi Isogoodhumans, thanks for the Vitapect info. I am curious, could you give some idea of the actual CPM readings you have made. I have friends and family in Vancouver, and I'm wondering how bad the contamination really is there.

  • tsfw tsfw

    Super, Dr Jay Cullen is at the Uni of BC brainwashing my children. I don't stand a chance in getting through to them. What I have learned in all this, is that most people will believe what they want to hear and are too lazy to properly learn about radiation. They become overwhelmed at tryign to understand it, so instead they take the easy, happy clappy route. I wish I could, I'd be a lot less worried.

You must be logged in to post a comment.