Radioactive whales caught 650 km from Fukushima plant

Published: June 15th, 2011 at 1:39 am ET
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Report: Radiation found in whales in Japan, Japan Today, June 15, 2011:

Radioactive cesium was detected in two minke whales caught off the coast of Kushiro, Hokkaido, a whalers’ association said Tuesday.

Radioactive cesium detected from 2 whales+, AP, June 14, 2011:

During the research whaling that started in late April, 17 whales were caught, and researchers examined six of them. Of the six, two were found tainted with 31 becquerels and 24.3 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of whale meat, they said.

Report: Radiation found in whales in Japan, Trend June 14, 2011:

Radioactive caesium was detected from two minke whales caught off a city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, 650 kilometres north-east of a damaged nuclear plant, a news report said Tuesday.

Published: June 15th, 2011 at 1:39 am ET
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33 comments to Radioactive whales caught 650 km from Fukushima plant

  • Steven Steven

    “two were found tainted with 31 becquerels and 24.3 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of whale meat”

    …is that a lot? Hopefully not, but enough to discourage them from eating (therefore killing) any more of the poor things.


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    • CaliMom

      Hey, maybe the dolphins will be safe from their mass kills as well now! I think that, literally, this may be the only positive viewpoint on anything that has come from japan since march 11th.


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    • SteveMT

      Story #1 quote:

      The upper limit tentatively stands at 500 becquerels per kilogram.

      Story #2 quote:

      While the level of the radioactive substances remained below the limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram,

      Both stories use the word “caught.” Caught? “Killed” is more like it or would they prefer “metaphysically challenged?” I hate Newspeak.


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    • jwfuki

      Ya, but it’s only ‘research’…….

      Don’tcha know nuthin’?


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  • Lee Binder

    We can’t even fathom the amount of sea live that is already (and will be) suffering from these myriads of tons of highly radioactive soup. Whales can be particularly dangerous for us because they filter so much water, accumulating more contaminates than any other sea animal, then travel for 1000s of miles, carrying the radioactive contamination (and at the worst even measurable radiation) with them. With their feces they can actually spread contamination (incl. radioactive) into areas where there would not be any. They die quicker, and whatever other life forms process them spread the contamination further …

    That these highly intelligent beings get fu**ed up by us is really bad. In the long run it is almost unavoidable that we also get radioactive Whales here in Hawai’i .. :(


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    • Anthony Anthony

      All the *found* animals are just the ones we see. There are profoundly more dead animals in the ocean than we have come to know so far. We should check the ocean floor for more reality. The huge numbers floating in though might suggest an underwater Armageddon of sorts is underway. Every single ocean soul is an innocent victim of man’s bad choices.


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  • shockwave shockwave

    In the end, the whales in the north pacific ocean may probably extinct.

    The nightmare is becoming TRUE.

    F*CK JAPAN!


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    • Novamind

      Your words may have the truth in them, alas I hope not. The Whales have more to them than is understood. Do they come on your front porch and spear your family?


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      • shockwave shockwave

        Consider what Japan did and is doing, I feel very proper to say “f*ck Japan”.

        It might be a little off topic. The more I learn the history, the more I despise this ex-country (I don’t think this country will exist in the future).

        http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=619513726

        I happened to find the historic photo above. The Japanese still claim they were victims in WW2.

        Sounds familiar. Saving face thing…


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        • sorry charlie

          I think there just might be a lot of innocent folks in Japan who think like you do…and there are getting Fucked right now…I think GE needs to get screwed big time…put those co k s ckers in jail, they are the ones who built, sold and profited from this nightmare, knowing all the while how it was just a matter of time before the suffering started….but where are they now…not standing by their element of destruction….they are off building new plants undersea level or on fault lines and going home to their big houses…..fuckers


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        • sorry charlie

          I think there just might be a lot of innocent folks in Japan who think like you do…and they are getting Fucked right now…I think GE needs to get screwed big time…put those co k s ckers in jail, they are the ones who built, sold and profited from this nightmare, knowing all the while how it was just a matter of time before the suffering started….but where are they now…not standing by their element of destruction….they are off building new plants undersea level or on fault lines and going home to their big houses…..fuckers


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Don’t say “F*ck Japan”, I find that totally inappropriate. The rest of the world is not a paradise either, i think.
      BUT i agree that we need more of these guys….
      GET ‘EM!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUUCRozgn3k&feature=relmfu


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  • Novamind

    Mankind has the ability to duplicate all that is derived from Whale rendering, when will it stop? Let it be History, for the need is not there….ANYMORE


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  • Notice the dead whales since the Nukes started being release 311 in the Pacific. The 400 in the Falklands was suspicious to me !http://members.beforeitsnews.com/stories/by/0000000000004882


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    We need to urge the FDA to inspect seafood like Arnie has mentioned during his interviews.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The FDA…is not going to test…they are a paid off-whore agency of the US government.
    Remember.. no problem… nothing to test for…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    FDA is in bed with Monsanto…..


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    • Monsanto and Dow Chemicals

      Found this yesterday…
      Tuesday,Jun 14,2011
      Finding justice for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange
      number of years ago I discovered to my horror that both Monsanto and Dow Chemical had offices in Ho Chi Minh City, I wrote a letter to the Director of the Monsanto office informing him I was coming to Ho Chi Minh City and would like to meet with him …

      It is a question that I have posed to various US Presidents from Clinton to Obama. With Obama, I also wrote to his wife Michelle. Neither of the presidents replied, nor I am sorry to write, has Michelle. I also wrote to the heads of a few of the thirty-seven US Chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange, such as Monsanto and Dow Chemicals. The replies from them were clear, they refuse to accept their responsibilities, passing the buck – to use an expression – to the US government with the excuse they were ordered to manufacture Agent Orange, an excuse that was used by the Nazis and rejected by the judges at the Nuremberg Trials that following WWII. …


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  • StillJill StillJill

    And Big Pharma, AMA, ACS, Diabetes Assoc,…you name it.

    It occurred to me last night,….what would happen if say, 1/2 of all the ‘peeps’ living off of their ‘reservation food’,…’government food’,…say died? Wouldn’t that drop the unemployment rate by a lot? Not to mention, ease the ‘unfunded mandate’ social programs.


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  • War Is Peace

    http://vesica.org/main/holistic-health/articles/1162-radiation-update-april-2011

    AREAS WHOSE FOOD PRODUCTS MAY NOW CARRY RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT

    The Entirety of the Northern Hemisphere around the world is affected by fallout, as well as the Pacific Ocean.

    Most Serious: Japan, Pacific Ocean, and Pacific Rim States

    Most Contaminated food areas of North America (based on fallout wind spread patterns charted by European scientific research agencies) in order of likely intensity of contamination, starting with the most contaminated:

    * Entire Pacific Coast (note that much of the produce in North America comes from this region, especially California)
    * Northern U.S. States close to Canada, and Canadian areas close to the U.S. (including Toronto etc.)
    * Eastern States
    * Central States of the U.S., and Far Northern areas of Canada

    SAFEST AREAS OF ORIGIN FOR FOOD PRODUCTS

    The majority of contamination is in the northern hemisphere and the Pacific Ocean region. Most of the Southern Hemisphere has little to no fallout (the exception is the Southern Hemisphere in the Pacific; Australia for example is finding radioactive fish in the ocean, so although they may not get much atmospheric fallout they are affected by the massive contamination of the Pacific Ocean.)

    Also note that radioactive contamination is being found on non-food products being imported from Japan.

    Safest Areas of Origin for food products:
    Central America (avoid items from the Pacific Coast area of Mexico)
    South America
    Africa

    Europe is also far less contaminated that North America, although it is also experiencing significant fallout; so it is a better source for products than North America, however not as good as Southern Hemisphere sources. (However some South American produce may contain high levels of pesticides not allowed to be used in the U.S. or Canada.)


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    • War Is Peace

      Cont…

      ITEMS OF SPECIAL CONCERN FROM AFFECTED AREAS

      Most affected:

      All Ocean-Derived Products from the Pacific Ocean: the Fukushima accident dumped millions of times the normal background levels of radiation into the Pacific, where it is affecting the entire ocean (most toxic near Japan and bordering areas, but now reaching to the US West Coast: debris from the Tsunami in Japan is also expected to start washing up on the West Coast in the near future.) There are already reports of Pacific Fish showing radioactive contamination.
      This indicates a need to be cautious regarding:
      All Pacific Ocean Fish
      Sea Salt or Ocean Minerals derived from the Pacific
      All Pacific Seaweed and Sea Vegetables (order Atlantic Ocean seaweed at http://www.theseaweedman.com )

      Milk and all Dairy Products (butter, cheese etc.) from all animals: Cows, Goats, and Sheep (Dairy products have the most intense immediate absorption of radiation from fallout). Radioactive contamination of milk has been found throughout the United States, especially on the West Coast.

      Any plant with a large surface area exposed to the air while growing: The most intense radiation absorption in plants is through rain falling directly on the leaves of the plant, where it is directly absorbed. Rainwater absorbed through the earth into the plant is already of much lower radiation intensity due to the filtering affect of the soil.
      All broad leaf plants and plants with large surface areas grown in the open air (rather than in greenhouses) are the most contaminated, for instance Salad Greens, Spinach, Cabbage etc. Contaminated crops in California (carrying radioactive iodine and cesium) have already been confirmed by UC Berkeley.
      [Carrots and other root vegetables are less contaminated due to growing underground.]

      Water from Rainwater or Open Lake type catchments: instead drink bottled water, or water from underground wells or other underground sources (radiation is greatly reduced when the particles have to travel through the ground.)

      PREGNANT (OR BREASTFEEDING) WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD ESPECIALLY BE CAREFUL REGARDING THESE ITEMS COMING FROM FALLOUT AFFECTED AREAS


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  • shaktasna999

    Whales travel. If they are traveling the radioactivity is being spread through their feeding habits. @War is Peace-what about the feed that is given to the meat and farm industries made from gulf fish? (click on each of the feed sources to see how they are made and in what quantities globally).

    http://www.feedmanufacturing.com/feedingredients/feed.php


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