Report: Algae is bio-concentrating radioactive material in Japan cities — Sucking in radiation from walls and asphalt — Strontium may be absorbed most

Published: June 16th, 2012 at 6:21 pm ET


An Easy Guide on Biological Concentration published by Minamisoma city council member Koichi Oyama on June 11, 2012 and translated by Dissensus Japan:

I felt a sense of caution over today’s TV-Asahi report and articles of Asahi-affiliated Weekly AERA, as well as those who are involved in such press reports.

The authorities want to make people believe that the black materials, which release an intense radiation, is not a living thing (alga) but the soil. That is why the topic about biological concentration is not covered in media. Do they want to get rewarded by lying to the mass?


Every plants are taking in nuclides. Blue-green algae absorb radioactive materials from asphalt or walls of a city. Not only Cesium, like rice took in Cadmium, algae may be sucking in also alpha nuclides. Moreover, Strontium, that seep underground, may be the substances that are taken in by the algae the most.


Published: June 16th, 2012 at 6:21 pm ET


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35 comments to Report: Algae is bio-concentrating radioactive material in Japan cities — Sucking in radiation from walls and asphalt — Strontium may be absorbed most

  • isogoodhumans

    With any addiction, its about cutting off supply, whether it be alcohol, drugs or uranium.

    To go 'cold turkey"…

    Where is the largest miner of uranium located? Canada. Who is it? Cameco. How did Germans in the Black Forest shut down a nuke plant? Block the train delivering the uranium. Where does most of the uranium headed to Asia pass through? Train from the Canadian Prairies to Port of Vancouver.


    Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO, NYSE: CCJ) is the world's largest publicly traded uranium company, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Remember that after Fukushima, the Germans would gather in the hundreds and blockade the train lines stopping supply of uranium to reactors.

    The train line Cameco uses goes through Vancouver to the Port…

    • bleep_hits_blades

      isogood, what is going on here is not an addiction, or like an addiction; it is more like an organized crime ring ruthlessly protecting and perpetuating a profitable operation that it's got going.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      There never was a nuke plant in the black forest. And I never heard of uranium supply being blocked, but nuclear waste transports.
      The MOX deliveries come and go, though, on trucks on the highways.

    • BillyRaz

      isogood if now one bowed to ur mind today u got my knee

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    If you think the US isn't involved with uranium mining, think again and read this very long document:

    US Uranium Mining and Exploration
    US Nuclear Fuel Cycle Appendix 1

    “…Most US states are 'agreement states' vis a vis the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and have authority to issue permits and regulate uranium mining and milling. NRC's role is confined to oversight.
    “However, land access is partly controlled by the US government, and in 2011 the Interior Secretary issued an order banning hardrock uranium mining in about 4000 square km of land in Arizona for 20 years, which sterilized 145,000 tU of known resources according to the NEI and also much prospective ground. The industry contends that uranium exploration and mining here would not compromise the Grand Canyon watershed. The land is not within the Grand Canyon National Park or the buffer zone protecting the national park. The industry contends that that the land withdrawal is not justified by information in the Interior Department’s environmental assessment, and is an “arbitrary agency action” under the Administrative Procedure Act, and that it fails to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to take the “hard look” at the withdrawal’s consequences that the US Supreme Court required in a unanimous 1989 decision.
    Mining and exploration projects

  • arclight arclight

    heres some more details not covered by the mass media

    by an independent radiation monitoring organisation from france


    Soil and water were collected by Japanese citizens on the 31st of March 2011. (this gives a slightly longer list of expected isotopes and makes comments about the major issues facing bioaccumulation)
    no updates from this organisation since febuary 2012?
    no updates from griirad (france) since the video release on thier you tube account in march 2012?

    bit of a coincidence maybe?

  • arclight arclight

    Hirosaki research team stopped by politicians right after disaster.

    Published on Jun 14, 2012 by aristoman007
    Fukushima Prefecture asked university to stop radiation dose tests soon after disaster

  • arclight arclight

    Belarus Radiation – part 1

    Belarus got more than 70 % percent of the fallout. More than 2 million people are living in contaminated areas. Watch some exclusive (official- but no longer allowed) radiation maps of Belarus.

    Life-Upgrade news:

    video part 1 here…

    part 2 here…

    shades of fukushima??

  • arclight arclight

    Kazakhstan's nuclear curse – 29 Aug 09

    Sixty years have passed since the former Soviet Union detonated its first experimental nuclear bomb in eastern Kazakhstan.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier Walker visits the highly contaminated test site, Polygon, and the surrounding area where effects of the experiments can still be seen.

    Kazakhstan: Nuclear Testing Aftermath

    Uploaded by Sarkoja on Aug 31, 2007
    I hope something can be done for the people of Semey. This is from CNN.

  • voltscommissar

    Memo to Koichi Oyama: If you are thinking of growing safe-to-eat vegetables in the courtyard of your "atelier" (workshop?) then think again, it will likely be 300 years before local foods in Minamisoma are below 300 Bq/kg of Cs-137.

  • gottagetoffthegrid

    News flash: every living thing is bio accumulating and concentrating the radionuclides. Rats, bats, bees, aeomeboa, apes,dogs,cats………..etc.

    That's why they won't test pee.

    • arclight arclight

      funny you should mention bees as my apple trees are doing well because of the large amount of bumble bees this year added to the fact that there are few honey bees i got of lightly.. a good crop of apples is underway, even after the isotopic deluge fron european npps and waste/decommissioning pollution…

      Apple prices set to soar as harvest goes pear-shaped due to this year's terrible "weather" ?
      PUBLISHED: 22:54, 16 June 2012

      "…Last year, 20,000 tons of Braeburn were grown in Britain, but this year the projection is for 12,000 tons.
      The shortfall in Cox’s Orange Pippins is not yet known, but growers believe it could be down by a third from last year’s 31,000 tons…"

      "…Although the season started well, with blossom appearing during the March heatwave, trees were hit by exceptionally cold nights in April and May, and were also battered by heavy rain and hail.
      The cold temperatures and lack of sunshine also deterred the emergence of pollinating insects such as bees.
      Fruit farmer Andrew Jackson, from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, said it was his worst apple crop in 50 years…"

      so last years freezing winter is warm and this years mild winter is cold??? and not only was this years winter UNwarm it was the most UNwarm winter for 50 years…

      george orwell echoes around the thread here methinks…?

      and a missing cnnection perhaps?

      maybe the bumble bees couldnt quite cover all the commercial trees??

      now im off for some…

      • arclight arclight

        … UNsleep 🙂

      • gottagetoffthegrid

        I'm glad you got bees. Im still at maybe 20% of 2004 numbers

        Even the yellow jackets and white faced hornets are still RARE. It's to the point that I move the nests rather than wipe em out.

        • arclight arclight

          ive only seen 2 bees in the garden though by the river thames i have heard that some bees have been seen…

          this is also effecting apples in europe.. and what else??
          Industrial Agriculture
          U.K. guv takes threat of bee-killing pesticides seriously. Why doesn’t the U.S.?

          by Tom Philpott
          31 Mar 2011

          "..Growing concern about the new generation of pesticides used on 2.5 million acres of U.K. farmland has led one of the Government's most senior scientific advisers to order a review of the evidence used to justify their safety…"

          wonder how the review went ??

      • WildTurnip WildTurnip

        "Apple prices set to soar as harvest goes pear-shaped due to this year's terrible "weather" ?"

        Yep, weather. It happened here in Michigan, too. We had unusually warm (hot) weather the last half of March – temps in the 80's. The trees beak dormancy, set flower buds and then the temps went back to normal – 40's day and 20's night, and it kills many of the flower buds. So fewer cherries, apples, etc.

        As much as I love my bumble bees, I was excited to see a few honey bees this week! Haven't seen them in a few years.

    • odylan

      The bees yes. They are already extinct near Chernobyl.

      But we also must keep reminding ourselves about the plankton. This base of the Pacific food-chain is seriously contaminated. Entering "Fukushima" and "Plankton" on Google brings up 238,000 pages including of course here on ENe.

      That could be why 75% of NW Pacific whale meat recently went unsold in Japan.

  • pierre

    John B Wells on Coast to Coast 6/9/12 with guests including good old Arnie (don't panic) Gundersen explaining the basics to the masses that want to hear. I cringe when AG downplays the thing (even though a downplay is horrendous with this "Cluster Fuku" – Wells term) , and wonder about gatekeeper potentials, but at least he is blowing his flute and raising the issues.

  • kelsea

    First, thank you to enenews and all of its contributors. The little I know on this subject was gleaned from the wealth of knowledge and information that is provided on this website. I was curious to know if anyone here has looked at the remineralization of soil with rock dust as a means of reducing the effects of radiation on plants & vegetables? I thought the following articles might interest many here. This is about an Austrian farmer whose fertilization method led to their farm being the only one in their area whose produce was not contaminated with radiation following the chernoble disaster:
    and here is another that talks about using soil remineralization to reduce the radiation load in what you grow:

    Sorry for any typos. Sending from an iPad. I would be interested as to whether anyone here has had a chance to try or evaluate any of these methods. It gave me hope I might be able to restart a vegetable garden again next year.

  • Urban27

    This soil/algae is probably working as a filter, collecting minute particles following the water, as it runs away of the surface.
    These minute particles comes from the broken nuclear plants.
    Rain has two effects. One is that it can bring radioactive substances down to earth. Particles that otherwise could blow away. And Second the Rain washes away particles that are loose on the surface on asphalt and other materials that isn't water permeable.
    There is a danger with hot dry days, when wind pics up dust from the ground and blows it up in the air – again.

  • yogda yogda

    May be a good idea to check on where your Chlorella and Spirulina are from and how it's grown/manufactured.