Report: Fukushima nuclear waste will merge with radiation from U.S. reactors when washing up on West Coast — “Startling amounts” released from operating plants — Diablo Canyon officials admit to recently discharging more tritium than Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: February 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am ET


Bloomberg News, Feb. 3, 2014: Fukushima-US radiation runoff will merge on West Coast — The runoff from the Japanese plant will mingle with radiation released by other atomic stations such as Diablo Canyon in California. Under normal operations, Diablo Canyon discharges more radiation into the sea, albeit of a less dangerous isotope, than the Fukushima station […] [There’s] startling amounts that are released into the environment by the 435 nuclear power plants operating worldwide […] Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo discharged 323 million liters of water into the Pacific in 2012, or about 870 tons a day, according to data from [its operator PG&E] […] That water contained 3,670 curies of tritium, or 136 trillion becquerels, according to the company, almost three-and-a-half times the amount released from the Fukushima plant into the ocean in the period starting May 2011. The plant also discharged cesium-137 and strontium-90 though at lower levels than Fukushima. […]

Colin Hill, associate professor of radiation oncology at USC, Feb. 3, 2014: [Tritium can] contaminate sea creatures that encounter the isotope in high levels.

PG&E spokesman Blair Jones, Feb. 3, 2014: Total liquid discharges from Diablo Canyon in 2012 were 0.0165 percent of what the NRC allows. “Tritium is produced when a reactor is operating […] Fukushima is not operating so naturally the tritium levels are lower.”

Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Oct. 19, 2013 (at 26:15 in): [The releases are] not continuously monitored. In my opinion, the NRC is not looking very closely over the shoulder of the companies. For instance, tritium is released periodically, but I’m not sure when the measurements are made, and that’s not documented in the environmental reports. Are the water measurements made during the release? How are the averages reported? How are the totals calculated?

Dr. Donald Moiser, professor at The Scripps Research Institute (Department of Immunology) and member of Del Mar city council in California, Oct. 19, 2013 (at 27:15 in): The problem with the data is tritium releases are episodic, so they’ll have a release of tritium one day a month when they report that to the NRC they’ll say this is the amount of tritium we released over the year. You have 5 days of release but you divide that by 365 days it doesn’t look like so much tritium, but if you’re sitting right next to the plant on the day of release, it’s quite a bit. There’s some data from Europe that says the spikes are dangerous. There’s no data in the U.S. that you can interpret.

Watch the Symposium featuring Makhijani and Mosier here

Published: February 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am ET


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121 comments to Report: Fukushima nuclear waste will merge with radiation from U.S. reactors when washing up on West Coast — “Startling amounts” released from operating plants — Diablo Canyon officials admit to recently discharging more tritium than Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • JP JP

    What a radioactive stew. We have no idea what is really being released every sngle dayvin the US. And cancer rates continue to skyrocket. No one is immune to the effects.

    • There's a reason that eastern PA (Philly region) has had consistently high thyroid cancer rates for decades, as it's surrounded by antique nukes. Iodine-131 in the water system is a perpetual problem, they don't generally test or report on tritium. Allowable levels in air and water from any given reactor plant are considered small enough to be diluted to non-detectability. But if you're surrounded by 6-10 reactor plants all releasing allowable levels in air and water, it's not going to be so successfully diluted.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        It's the same for us here in the Chicagoland area where Fukushima radioactive pollution merges with "routine,normal" releases from 11 NPP's,many of which are "clones of Fukushima" & known to be leaking,seeping into the waterways & ground & killing people slowly even without 311 in the picture! 🙁 I have to remain on "high alert" for increased "anxiety-triggered" seizure disorder for awhile due to my personal example of the impacts being FELT & expected!~My wife had been experiencing discomfort & a "lump" in her breast for only ONE week prior to her scheduled Dr. appointment with her PCP and was immediately ordered to have an "emergency mammogram" on Valentines Day,2012. She was quickly diagnosed as having stage3B,Advanced,Inflammatory Breast Cancer that was followed-up beginning March 1st,2012 by chemo,surgery & radiation treatments that continues while her chance to be alive at the end of the 5 yrs following diagnosis is only 31% by "pre-311" standards(?)!! 🙁 I shudder to think of what her TRUE odds really are now when considering that her diminished immune system & susceptibility to more cancer(s) should take cumulative damage from Fukushima contamination into consideration re;"oncology math & statistics??!! Her initial battle with her rare,aggressive cancer came out of the blue like a thief in the night!! While I can't prove it,I just KNOW where her cancer and the MANY other recent examples I could easily cite originated from-whether Japan or our…

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          cont'd~own backyards!! 🙁 How long before all the crap 311 & Big Nuke causes is ENOUGH to no longer be "cloaked by coincidence"??!! I'm already worrying enough about where we will be living in a month from now without having to have this shitium on my mind??!! 😐 Take Care FRIENDS and Good Luck to ALL of YOU-gonna need it!…….

          • Save/freeze some of the tissue! It may come in handy later.. have it sealed with evidence tape; name/date/person doing it.

            DNA Evidence Can Now Prove Link Between Cancers And Fukushima Radiation; via @AGreenRoad

            • Socrates

              Thanks, Doc!

              I forwarded that on to the trial lawyers.

              The initial plume of 131I and the lingering 129I may prove some cases of papillary thyroid cancer. I would have a pathologist maintain custody of some tissue and keep some myself.

              This is a breakthrough from a forensic standpoint.

              Hot particles may have necropsies or biopsies. There were no hot particles in Seattle until Fukushima.

              How does one acquire jurisdiction in federal district court against GE for meltdown in Japan that injures US resident?

              Ge designed and built reactor #1. 2, 3, and 4 were designed by GE. There are plenty of injured US residents who will eventually seek to assign blame.

              I am trying to get some very large lawfirms involved. Your help is appreciated. Always read your blog. Tuns of great information.

              By paying the damages, nuclear power is not profitable. The best way to get rid of it is to make them pay. Regulators never make them pay nor take their licenses. Nobody goes to prison. Price Anderson Act of 1957 places taxpayers on the hook, if you can prove causation. This helps very tremendously!!!!

              • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

                sp-tuns -> tons

              • flatsville

                Socrates, On behalf of the Seattle injured? File the case in the district you believe approptiate. This is unchartered territory. The court will do what it will do. This is a crap shoot.

                >>>How does one acquire jurisdiction in federal district court against GE for meltdown in Japan that injures US resident?<<<

            • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

              I sent an email to the authors of the PNAS article asking for information concerning any possible tissue testing of some of the children from Fukushima who developed papillary thyroid carcinomas. If it hasn't, I'm gonna find out why and what it's gonna take to get it done.

              • Socrates

                Good work! Great idea.

                • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

                  Socrates…I emailed Barbara Boxer several screenshots of the Rad levels in California. I found that as recent as 12/2013 I-131 and C-137 was detected in Pasteurized milk . I sent her those pics as well as the tritium at 727 in Richmond, CA

                  • This is really sad. Hard to believe too.

                    During a recent meeting Senator Boxer CA states that an ICE WALL has already been built at Fukushima.


                    see full comment: #251121

                    I sent her an email myself explaining "There is NO ICE WALL!"

                    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

                      Chasha…when I read your post I was so pissed I wanted to throw my computer out of the window. It is useless; we are paying taxes for all these people to represent us, and if this senator who says she cares can't even understand the subject she is commenting on, we have no hope.

                      We live in a police state, and they will not do anything because the populace refuses to rise up and demand change.

                      The Northern Hemisphere is toast because not enough people are willing to do anything to change the status quo. I can't even get people to make a call to help an 84 yo nun.


                    • GoodMorningSunshine

                      Sen. Sanders was great in those hearings.

                      Here's what he did…

                      5 of the fukushima task force members are very pro-nuclear and they were going on and on about government regulations stifling the nuclear industry,

                      so Sen. Sanders coyly says something like if they're so upset about gov't involvement in the nuclear industry, will they join him in repealing the Price-Anderson Act which is a big example of gov't involvement in the nuclear industry.

                      I thought it was amusing anyway…the way he turned it around on them.

                      I paraphrased, but it's here at around 1:26

      • We Not They Finally

        JoyB, that's interesting about eastern Pennsylvania. We wonder the same about western Pennsylvania. We have a dear friend in the Pittsburgh area who just wound up with stage 4 thyroid cancer out of the clear blue!, plus another unrelated cancer simultaneously! We thought it must be the huge wallop of radiation from Fukushima (maybe the initial plume), but local factors can also compound. In any case, we're upset about it. Not just because she is a wonderful person and we dearly want her to live — but also the freakishness and suddenness of it all.

    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

      This article is just a way to cover-up Tepco contamination by muddying the waters with other possible sources. These vermin reporters and newspapers have no compunction and see no moral distinction between, say, lying about banking shenanigans and, say, lying about stuff that kills people. . .

      At any rate, they'll likely succeed with obfuscating. Because without adequate testing before the Fukushima plume arrived, who is to say where the radionucliotides came from?

      The tritium is a complete red herring; all plants release it.

      However, I'd be curious to see the comparative numbers for Sr-90, Cs-134 and Cs-137.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Exactly ..they want to be able to could be from domestic production.
        There are many other radionuclides to consider.
        Through time.. areas not near nuclear facilities will show an increase in radiation.
        Start with matter the location.
        People with the capacity ..please keep testing..
        And THANK much.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Don't be worried about what is or isn't background/natural radiation.
          The pro-nukers will tell you it's all background/natural radiation..

          The day you start testing.. that 'read' is your baseline.
          Chart it from there.. noting increase or decrease.

        • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice


          the MSM will also do the opposite. . . they will offer radiation as a possible culprit when something else is to blame, such as "fracking" for one possibility . . . and then use that to discredit the "conspiracy theorists" who are wrong once again.

          To avoid repitition, see my comments generally on this thread:

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Rose I've been saying that all along
          Exactly ..they want to be able to could be from domestic production.
          And I see an uptick
          Look at what's coming out about sellafield

          • Socrates

            In asbestos litigation, they claimed that nobody could prove whose asbestos caused the fibrosis and mesothelioma.

            In the Sindell case, the court made them pay their "market share." Johns Manville filed for bankruptcy protection.

            Dow Corning was sued for fiberglass lung. They failed to place warnings on the bags of insulation that were put through grinders and blown into buildings. Workers got "white lung." A warning on a plastic bag costs about one cent. "Wear appropriate respiratory protection." How hard is that?

            I wonder if things get really bad from Fukushima if the perpetrators will walk as in Bhopal, India Union Carbide where 20,000 perished. Sherman and Mangano have shown more that that died in 2011. Many more on the way and with DNA able to identify that radiation is a cause.

            India will not sign liability waivers for component part manufacturers of nuclear reactors. Not after the Treaty which deprived them of compensation.

  • Nick

    Tritium is not okay. Never has been. Never will be. Despite what the nuclear fools tell us.

    Just because you can't filter it out doesn't make it safe, only convenient for the industry to sell us the lie about tritium being okay.

    OT…anychance FB can celebrate 10 years and get Fukushima to go viral?

    • I recall the investigation back in '79-'80 of the high cancer rates in the area of Los Alamos NL. Highest in the nation. Aside from the investigators "discovering" that the LA linear accelerator's target zone was just on the other side of the wire fence from the main northern commuter artery for Los Alamos and Santa Fe (irradiating the hell out of commuters twice a day), they decided the main problem was green chili peppers. I kid you not.

      Seems the lab had been discharging large amounts of tritium for years into an arroyo out back that fed into a supply canal for irrigation of hundreds of acres of green chili peppers, #1 cash crop in the region. When tritium replaces regular water content in organic life mostly comprised of water, you get 'hot' chili peppers.

      So they ordered the accelerator shut down and the tritium dumping to be reduced to 'acceptable' limits. Whatever that is. Cancer rate's still high in Los Alamos. Semi-regular brush fires are now being blamed, since so much of the brush that burns is contaminated.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        JoyB, you certainly know what is going on and all one has to do is follow this Nuclear Operational Cabal around, anywhere in this world, and you will find your mounting numbers of cancers and related diseases.. 🙁

        It is time to awaken the entire world to this ongoing travesty and charade! 🙂

      • Shaker1

        Yes, JoyB, LNL has things buried and dumped out there that no one really knows what or where it is…Driving in the area, one notices fenced spaces of seeming innocuous juniper forest with warnings to stay out. Rather odd to me, so many intelligent people in a relatively closed community more measure of awareness isn't taken. Hard to think that 'they know not what they do'.

        Oh, well…They built them a really nice ski area.

        • dharmasyd dharmasyd

          Leuren Moret, geophysicist, scientist, whistleblower, former employee at LNL exposed the truth of many of the leaks from Lawrence Labs. Google her name and find out more.

          • Socrates

            A couple of years ago, I thought she was extreme…. not any more.

            The more we experience the effects of Fukushima and the tactics employed "against their own (our own) people," the more you see that she is telling the truth.

            I experienced this myself back in the late 40s and early 50s in Nevada. They lie. They take the most extreme risks ever taken. They want to be immune and all powerful. Rule the world and dominate space. They have screwed up our entire planet.

      • Socrates


        Great story!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Some guy makes 3 billion in one day and nobody/few in America has/have ever heard of Fukushima or the massive amounts of radiation contamination spewing 24/7 flying overhead and onto our shores?

    This guy is not doing this country or his site users any favors…thats for sure. 🙁

  • Don't Panic!!!

    Maybe people are smoking and eating too much because of the stress of living under the threat of Nuclear Power and TRIPLE ongoing MELTDOWNS with no end in sight at Fukushima?

    So still, it's Fukushima's fault.

    IMO – The following video should be required viewing for anyone who wishes to comment here.

    It contains the BASICS of what happened and what is happening at Fukushima.

    Medical and Ecological Consequences of Fukushima
    Published on Oct 11, 2013
    (current view count 9740)

    –> The outright 'admitted' lies of the Nuclear Industry have continued since day one.

    😉 'Plausible Deniability' will be the status quo for all radiation related induced illnesses, animal die offs and ecosystem destruction.
    (Nuclear Industry Playbook Manual – page 1)

    The misinformation and deceptions will not stop. Whether it's Diablow Canyon, Vermont Yankee, or any of these, more than 400, DNA Destroying Death Machines.

    Learn about mitigation. Practice it. Teach it to children and hope they survive long enough to put a real end to this debacle. It is the future. There's no longer any way around it.

    • Right on, Chas. They've been attempting to blame all residual health effects (including cancer and deformed babies) from nuclear disasters at TMI, Chernobyl and Fukushima on "stress" since… TMI. Who knew you could get thyroid cancer from worrying about getting thyroid cancer? [you can't]

      Still, it seems to me that even if the "stress" of knowing you're being dumped on can cause all the notable health effects of actually being dumped on, then the nukes dumping on you are still very much responsible for the health effects. That really needs to be established clearly in law, and nukes need to be made liable for the "stress" they cause innocent civilians in their dump path.

  • fredquimby fredquimby

    I tested a work colleagues Alaskan salmon with my SOEKS Quantum geiger counter today.

    It went from 0.14 to 0.18 on first run then it stayed at 0.14 on second and third. So he ate it.

    I was tempted to set up some uranium pottery under it to freak him out, but decided that wasn't so funny 🙁

    If food was contaminated (slightly) what reading could you expect? The uranium pottery reads about 1.30, flying (worryingly) ready 3.30.

    I tried to contact the European Air people about it back in 2012 and about 5 different people gave me five different depts, none of whom were testing the atmosphere that our planes are flying through….

    So I bought a campervan.

    • Fred, your geiger counter contains 2 only SBM-20-01 russian geiger mueller tubes of excellent quality. Pictured here.

      While true you can use this equipment too test food it isn't the best. For one thing you need a lead box to block background. The fish would have to be dried as water insulates radiation. You would need the whole fish to get a sample geiger mueller tubes could possibly anylize. Still if no radiation was found that would not mean the fish was safe to eat as internal radio emmittersclose to organs can mutilate healthy cells into cancer cells at far smaller amounts then say a block of plutonium sitting on the coffee table. Plutonium gives off alpha radiation your soeks wont detect.
      Finally, you need to measure the energy of an isotope to really determinewhat is in your food. Geiger Mueller tubes can't do that. Cheapest alternative would be iMetry and a lead box.

        • fredquimby fredquimby

          Excellent. Thanks Mark! I will have a look at the imetry device.

          I opened the pack (side) of salmon, wrapped the geiger in a plastic bag (one layer) and set it directly on the flesh for 5 minutes, and moved it to a couple of different places during the five minutes.

      • I get what you're saying.

        Using a basic Radiation Detector is better than nothing which is what our government agencies are doing.

        IMO – Be safe! If it's above background and beyond the margin of error then don't eat it.
        (excluding bananas and pistachios etc…)

        True using lead and pulverizing the fish before testing with a spectrometer is the best method, but I would not want people to think that testing via a Rad Detector is useless. It's a good front line of defense.

    • SnorkY2K

      Does that detector pick up alpha? Alpha can be very damaging in the body. Scales on the fish can hide some of the radiation. Waving a detector over the fish is not the same as testing the fish fish flesh. Also for alpha, the detector should not be more than an inch from the flesh to be tested. Fish should not be declared safe with a tester that only tests for beta and gamma while the detector is waved over the fish. Since I have not seen much about the method, I fear that fisherman and fishmarkets are waving detectors over buckets or the back of trucks for testing and letting the unsafe fish go through anyway.

      • iMetry only picks up gamma radiation. But it has the potential to identify the isotope. If you found cesium 137 in your fish you could surmize that other alpha and betta emmitting radio isotopes were present.

  • Daisy207

    It would be nice if Diablo (and all the other reactors in the US) and Fukushima would color code their tritium so we could see what comes from where. Its going to be important if you have to evacuate your home – you see your only covered for nuclear contamination if it originates from a US plant. And then only via a claim under Price Anderson rules. And that coverage is iffy – your homeowners policy does not cover any costs if you have to leave due to radiation or your property is value is trashed or you get sick – NADA – NOTHING. Under Price Anderson rules the government insurance covers NOTHING nuclear originating from another country. Diablo is releasing a lot more than tritium – but you will never know what if they are not sampling those discharges for everything – and they're not. They are more concerned with temperature than radioactivity so that the fish aren't faked out by the warm water and have early fish sex.

    • atomicistheword

      Daisy207, I think the Price Anderson Act 1957 is up for renewal in 2025, there was some attempts to have the legislation struck down, but the challenges failed.

      The release of Atomic radiation from various sources would make litigation very difficult to prove "origin" unless the atomic nuclioid signature was specific to one location. How interesting that such admissions are being made, at such a time.

      The fact that such changes are being mooted by General insurance providers to current household policies in USA, indicate an advanced knowledge of risk assessment. The policies would not cover atomic accident (USA) anyway, but the insurance industry seems to be expecting claims.

      • Most policies consider nuclear war/nuclear disasters to be "Acts of God" they don't have to cover. Strangely, most do offer coverage for tornado and flood and such. I guess those got demoted to mere "Acts of Demigods."

  • bryanw

    It is pretty obvious by this article just how played down the official numbers from tepco are. A normally operating power plant releases 136 trillion becquerels in one year and 3 open air melted reactors only released 40 trillion total. This right here proves just how much all the numbers from tepco and the Japanese govt are very very underestimated. I would be willing to bet that the numbers published are at least 20x lower than the actual release.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Another let's get this lie straight, and with no data to interpret in the USA, I guess we take a guess.

  • ftlt

    And so it goes – Billy – Vonnegut

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Repost..placed under wrong story..


    'Swirly' all around..
    (How's that for a nonscientific term.)

  • jec jec

    We drink water from the groundwater near the Surry Nuclear Plant. The Virginia's Surry Nuclear Plant,like all nuclear plants, DUMPS all its discharge into a local water source. For Surry Nuclear Plant, Surry Virgina, its the James River (again could impact groundwater) as the discharge location. The reports on radioactive discharges, as mentioned above are useless..once a year..and a year late if not more! The county just added Reverse Osmosis system for 'salt' in the water (note to self: its a FRESH water river and groundwater…). We are all drinking this water, thousands and thousands of people if not more. The report above is eye opening and a worry. We can monitor the air for radiation, but the water..much much harder. The danger is not in the small much as the huge dumps which are then 'averaged' over a year. Fox watching the hen house, wonder why VEPCO, the Virginia version, sounds so much like TEPCO???

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Im too old to be affected much. Hence I haven't fled Japan. If there is one tiny silver bit of lining in this dark cloud it might be that the world is slowly waking up to the illogicality of nuclear power.
    I could never see the rational in terms of economic viability or more particularly waste management. The weaponisation connected with Cold War geopolitics realization came later.the knowledge that NPPs released sh@t as a regular operating state came way later. Actually from this site. Thanks

  • Nick

    Fukushima awareness could use the following:

    Why is tritium okay again?

    Are we all supposed to just accept nuclear energies' poisons?

    Does Zuckerberg "like" nuclear?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "will merge with radiation from U.S. reactors when washing up on West Coast".
    Glad to see the concept has been expanded to include other reactors.
    As ..indeed..will be the fact..IMHO

    Radioactive Emissions and Health Hazards from the San Onofre Nuclear Reactors in California
    March 26 2013

  • Don't nobody tell California! Just kidding!

    info on how to contact Cali state reps, schools, and
    anyone else you're inclined to know about Fukushima

    better to know now. Thanks for alerting the People

  • Well so don't panic, good American folks. That high radiation reading your getting may not be from Fukushima. It's from Hanford. Or Diablo Canyon. Or an American nuclear sub venting in the Frisco harbor. Or some other secret army installation or civilian nuclear device. Good old Ameican made radiation. Whatever happened to the Marlboro man?

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    And just if you missed the syncronicity blitz the BBC report that the WHO warn of increasing cancer rates because of alcohol, smoking and sugar.
    Glad Im an alcoholic, chocolate monster smoker.

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      And you can bet the nuclear cartel will spend incredible amounts of money to show how drinking, sugar, etc. causes cancer. And will pay for the news spots and documentaries showcasing this info. But of course, as always, the stupid people don't go, "Oh wait, I can stop smoking, drinking and eating sugar, but I can't stop eating or breathing all the toxins that exist in the environment!" Big difference folks! Don't let them get away with these deflections. Try finding non GMO soy.

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      yep, this news goes around now, the sheeple are being prepped…

  • Nick

    Tokyo's Nikkei plunged 4 percent in its worst day since June, cementing its position as the worst performer in developed markets in 2014.

    The tumbling Japanese market will hurt the global economy.

    But then again, Fukushima already is hurting the world's biosphere.

    Best to keep Californians clueless, they might get an idea to go viral about Fukushima. Shhhhh! We
    can't possibly wish that? Could we?

    If Fukushima doesn't go viral in 3 minutes, the entire Northern Hemisphere will be poisoned beyond recovery.

    By the time this post goes thru, those 3 minutes will be up. So yeah, it's game over folks.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Yeah, and if you buy that, I'm back in the bridge business.

    "PG&E spokesman Blair Jones, Feb. 3, 2014: Total liquid discharges from Diablo Canyon in 2012 were 0.0165 percent of what the NRC allows. “Tritium is produced when a reactor is operating […] Fukushima is not operating so naturally the tritium levels are lower.”"

    Daily/weekly effluent (air, gas, water & steam) discharges are SOP under NRC's operating rules since their initial installations starting in the 60's. Many discharges go unreported and/or unrecorded.

    Infant mortality studies by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman clearly demonstrated cause and effect across a series of NPP locations.

    The industry with the complicity of the government have been slowly irradiating the biosphere, until Fukushima. Fuku is the tipping point and the catalyst that will exponentially accelerate radionuclide bio-accumulation, worldwide.

    So called/designated "background levels" will triple in the not too distant future; levels that would be required to be designated as low-level nuclear waste. Coming to a town near you. Rain-outs will be the primary delivery system unless Fukushima catches fire*. *That's another ball game, and worse.

  • Nick

    So, now we are to believe that since Fukushima isn't operating, Tritium can't be coming from it?

    Like the awol reactors just poofed out of existence, magically turning off tritium production?

    It doesn't work that way.

    We are getting dosed front, left, and center 24/7 by nuclear power plants worldwide.

    Tritium will never be at normal levels for biosystems.

    It's a great con of the industry to lull us into thinking heavy water is okay.

  • Nick

    LA Times 1/12/14:
    "Experts have been trying to dispel worries stemming from a burst of online videos and blog posts in recent months that contend radiation from Fukushima is contaminating beaches and seafood and harming sea creatures across the Pacific.
    Those assertions are false and the concerns largely unfounded, scientists and government officials said last week, because Fukushima radionuclides in ocean water and marine life are at trace levels and declining — so low that they are trivial compared with what already exists in nature.
    "There is no public health risk at California beaches due to radioactivity related to events at Fukushima," the California Department of Public Health said in a statement.",0,4048380.story#ixzz2sNVWO5Iv

    Gotta quell them FB alarmists!

    • Cisco Cisco

      "There is no public health risk at California beaches due to radioactivity related to events at Fukushima," the California Department of Public Health said in a statement."

      There is no public health risk because, there is no data. No "official" testing, no data, no problem.

      Move along folks, nothing here for you to see.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Please give the following some thought as it is what this site is all about:

    "Toxicology (from the Ancient Greek words τοξικός "poisonous" and logos) is a branch of biology, chemistry, and medicine (more specifically pharmacology) concerned with the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.[1] It is the study of symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and detection of poisoning, especially the poisoning of people.

    It also studies the harmful effects of chemical, biological and physical agents in biological systems that establishes the extent of damage in living organisms."

    We are at a minimum amateur toxicologists. Keep in mind that fortunes have been and are currently being made by producing toxic by-products through manufacturing technological objects such as I-phones, computers, nuclear power, and most unfortunately genetically modified food! Getting rich almost invariably entails poisoning an environment or people. The pharmaceutical companies are famous for this. How many people are taking the so called doctor prescribed medication each day and without knowing the full story of that medication?

    So we are zeroing in on τοξικός. τοξικός is not necessarily the enemy-but like a hungry wolf it needs to be treated with respect and not turned loose in a school. In Congress–well, there are days . . . Now it seems to me that toxicology is a very neglected subject in the USA. We are not talking about germs or virus, the pathogens.

  • Nick

    We are learning that poisons act on organisms at the ATOMIC level.

    I also think Fukushima might be affecting organisms at the quantum level, ionizing radiation interfering with shared electrons in, among other things, indoleamines.

    Think about organic chemistry, how molecules share electrons across, say a 6 carbon-ring molecule.

    If a wayward electron (gamma energy) bumps into the molecule, the resonance maybe altered, albeit slightly, but still a perceivable shift in energy.

    But this approach to toxicology is beyond most humans brain-pan's ability to understand, let alone grasp.

    • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

      I think we had better start learning about these things. Wake up some latent intelligence which schooling has drugged.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    To continue, we could devote our time to psychiatric medication, another money making τοξικός! Or pesticides or herbicides–I see Agent Orange is getting a new life. Roundup. Etc. Many years ago the industrious Americans polluted Lake Erie. Then there was the DDT generation.

    Once you have sufficiently poisoned a society it has been found that the intelligence of the people has declined. Health as well. Whether it will be radiation or perhaps some latest pesticide that will be the next mass killer, I do not know.
    But we will reach a point from which there truly is no return to any kind of normal. People may live on in great quantity but with significantly shortened lives. Say 40. With greatly reduced reproductive capacities.

    Eventually humanity may be that smaller ecological number of humans, say a half billion, but they will be a rum lot. Stupid and malformed. Now if some upstart group like the Illuminati or Zionists are looking forward to ruling the world that may turn out to be the blackest of humor when people that look like satirical caricatures are all that are left. Humanity will become like a sick comic strip. Use your imagination to see this.

  • Nick

    Granted the first link is Minimata (mercury poisoning), but the second is from radiation spewing from
    an awol reactor in the Ukraine.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Diablo Canyon.
    We hadn't discussed Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in a bit.
    But now with a proud admission of dumping tritium..
    Seems like a good time to do so.

    Seismic Shift
    Diablo Canyon Literally and Figuratively On Shaky Ground

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know (Vintage) [Paperback]
    Robert Peter Gale (Author), Eric Lax (Author)

    I am considering getting this current (2013) book though I suspect Dr.H.Caldicott would find much in it to dispute. Any thoughts on readiation?, that is, what to read to become radiation smart?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Danger at Diablo Canyon ~ Last California Nuclear Plant Standing
    July 31 2013

    "Sitting on top of SEVERAL FAULT LINES. Holding Tons of nuclear fuel waste with no place to put the waste.
    Mothers for Peace Spokeswoman Linda Seeley explains the many risks posed to California by the continued operation of PG&E's aged two-unit Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo, and why, like San Onofre was recently, it should be shutdown permanently – NOW."

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Modern Western science has placed physics and chemistry on an altar. This has been unfortunate as biology is about life–and that is what we are. Not to say that mineral are dead; I don't think so. But physics and chemistry are not very interested in life but in things–and they represent different points of view.
    The early thoughts about humans and radiation treated humans are objects. The skipped the biology. This idea is still hanging around which makes it easy for physicists to take the tough macho stand about the harmlessness of radiation and don't be a sissy. Given America's rather unsubtle attitude towards health and food and medicine, listening to this voice will have us all dead within the century. I have no doubt of that. We need a new awakening about poisons and other toxic agents. How about the Poison Party or the Antidote Party.
    And then there is "Science Friday"–how much radiation can NPR handle before the onset of hysteria? I would like to see Michelle and the girls do a several month field trip to Fukushima Prefecture and help out and gain some cultural depth. It's safe according to the authorities. If the sailors on the USS Reagan were okay I am sure Mrs. Obama and children will be too.

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      What do you think about civilian disobedience and organized actions like getting generators in neighborhoods and self and not paying any electricity bills country wide anymore ? It is all Utopia I guess, seeing what happened to the Green Party in Germany…the educated posters here, the scientists and researchers could go together with the journalists and com profs here and kick off a information campaign; I think our disadvantage to those corrupt psychopaths running the show is that we do NOT have a plan, no common goal and so we go nowhere… We would probably be able to kick this off rather than going through the established corrupt system by forming another party…

      • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

        Step 1. Stop paying them to kill you.

            • clamshellernh clamshellernh

              This. Book has been updated to reflect 30 years of new information including fuku
              This is a prerequisite to anyone involved in anti nuke work as well as the general public . Have you read the updated one homu?
              Did you read the first edition ?
              I read the first in my time with the clamshell alliance , not the new one yet .
              Could you give me your take on both?
              Not a quiz just curious

              • Homolumina Homolumina

                I am a total novice around this whole topic of nuclear, became aware of Fuku late last year and am now trying to get a grip on this all connecting the dots… I downloaded it on my iPad and start reading now. thank you for all the support to you and everybody else here !

                • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                  Homu you seem like your doing fine
                  It's never ending it seems what we can learn but this is the big one
                  Keep posting !

                • 4Yahshua

                  2~5~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"

                  THANK YOU for waking up to the danger!The date above seems to tell it all. The best thing that we CAN do now is SURVIVE!
                  Ingest items that FIGHT radiation and cancer. These include almonds. They kill cancer cells because they contain a natural cyanide. Eat them made into milk, butter, ground, and flour. Boron eliminates radiation. Take iodine capsule daily (at least 12 mg.) Cilantro and Shitake mushrooms also help our immunity.
                  The best thing that we can do for others is WARN them. Advertise on your envelopes. I painted a white tile with the info and placed with a solar light near sidewalk in front yard. We live next door to a park. No telling how many read it!

                  BIBLE = Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth!

                  Do NOT be deceived! Christianity is "The Mark of the Beast". Revelation 13:18 The saved and sealed in the Father and Son (Yahweh and Yahshua) SURVIVE! Revelation 14:1
                  HalleluYah! "Praise ye Yah!"

            • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

              This looks to be the book I need. Wish it were a real book though. I am not sure I can handle very much computer reading. I suppose I could put in on a CD and get Kinkos to print–for a small fortune.

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                Yes I've been making that recommendation
                About the book .
                I was at the tender age of 18 when I read it
                I don't see the link with thrive however .
                I'm not sure if I am on board with them either .
                Something hinkey about the show
                Free energy , the recurring pattern .
                Maybe it wasn't done well I don't really know I just got an unsettling feeling from it .

                • Homolumina Homolumina

                  yes, I got the information from you and downloaded it right away, and when Captain N. asked for a good book I reposted it again

                  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                    There are others of course
                    Helen caldicots books were very helpful way back when
                    This nuke speak I loved because of it's connecting the media buy in part

                • Homolumina Homolumina

                  I can relate to what you say about THRIVE, and I am realizing that ANY environmental activist group that does not include the situation around nuclear pollution is NOT in touch with reality; it was a very rude awakening for me and I am glad I start to see a more complete and real picture…

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                This is a real book , they didn't have computer books thirty years ago , they just updated it . Amazon has it .
                It's about how we are manipulated with speach ect to buy into nukes being all good and dandy .

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                Oh your right nemo the updated one is an ebook
                The old one is still a good one to get

  • Nick

    Do you startle easily?

    Startling amounts of a startling toxic substance are starting to make more humans startled!

    ommanipadmeum……Japan's goo to merge with Diablo's ooze.

    • Ontological Ontological

      I get to breath DIEablo, SONGS, and FUFU clouds yummmm. Oh lest we not forget the hundreds of spent fuel canisters I get to smell going by like the cow shit pile behind the barn.

  • Nick


    Don't worry about radiation!

    (except ponder the possibility that sugar is radioactive!)…which is possible given that sugarcane grows fast and that sugar beets concentrate soil toxins.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Lets tax the shit out of it! Just think a 50 dollar candy bar…some taxes coming in then.. for sure!

    Its Ok to suck down Nuclear Contamination waste products though! 🙁

    "Despite our changing scientific understanding and a growing body of evidence on sugar overconsumption as an independent risk factor in chronic disease, sugar regulation remains an uphill battle in the United States. This is contrasted by the increased frequency of regulation abroad, where 15 countries now have taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages."

    15 countries filling their tax pockets so they can pay their government workers more! Yea! 🙁

  • Below I placed a web site and article which is title "How to Neutralize Nuclear Waste in 9.1 minutes" This is no Joke. A man named Lt. Col Thomas E. Bearden (retd.) who holds ph D`s and a list longer than this site has characters for. He was the top Nuclear physicist for the USA. His information will blow your mind. All I can say is going to this site below is like taking the red pill if you know what I mean. Good journey friends

    • humptydumpty humptydumpty

      If he gets his patent, he could make a fortune by licensing manufacturing rights to GE to build portable RAD BUSTERS. Everybody will need one for their home, office and car.

    • Angela_R

      Prism, I've only skimmed a little, however it speaks much promise.
      I hope others read the details provided in your link.
      Besides tackling radioactivity and dealing with nuclear waste, the patent being sought offers help in other ways, for instance in this short extract it states:

      "Furthermore, an object of the invention is to provide a treatment unit to treat living cells and bodies to reverse disease and damage in them."

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I forget when exactly it was. I must have been drunk. I guess I wrote my elected representatives and senators, and requested a good skull f*cking.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    “You have to know how to look even if you don't know what you're looking for.”
    ― Roberto Bolaño

    Well, looking for a really good book on radiation and health may be futile. All these years now and how little seems to be known. The people who have grant money to give had no big interest. Why spoil a lucrative enterprise. Look what happened to DDT. No sense of humor these biologically oriented types. Vegetarians, and I have been told, they don't like whiskey.

    Anyway, the time delay is a complicating factor. But it seems low dose over time may be as bad or worse than high dose quickly. Women living inside the 100 or worse 50 mile circle around a nuclear reactor. All speculation, I am sure; but then I am not a woman. Women and children more susceptible. Women and children first, as they say or said once upon a time. Time will tell. Tell whom? The transmogrified descendents who have three hands. Evolution. Upward and onward and now backward. The fittest shall survive. Good. Let them perish with their distorted bodies. Metamorphosis. I hope they are all NWO types. Extinction with a bang.

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Dear Captain and all,

      Even organizations like THRIVE were not aware of what is going on regarding the nukies and Fukushima. I alerted them like I alert everyone right and left. I am determined to drum up my little storm in the water glass – the world needs to know, people need to wake up – NOW ! And I also have no problem to step on some toes if it gets them going ! I also found this site, where there is a book published, Nuke Speaks, that was recommended in this forum –

      Here the response:


      Thanks for letting us know about this resource … ( We are looking into adding it to our website resources. We appreciate you're turning us onto something of which we were previously unfamiliar, but in the future, it would be nice if you would do so without insinuating that we deliberately avoided it – not everyone in the community has all the information available and we need to work cooperatively or you are correct, we will all go down.

      Kind regards,
      The THRIVE Team

  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    All of this will then ricochet to the brim of the Pacific, smoothly toast its way through to Madagascar and then the southern part of remote Africa and Antarctica. Sizzzz.

  • orsobubu orsobubu

    It's incredible american people can tolerate a situation like that. We in Italy would have turned upside down the country for much less. Aside from the typical "far west" american culture, I think this happens because, in America, there is an implicit, silent compromise between the government, industy and population for which it was possible to ensure, starting from the early post-war period, an economic and military dominance over the whole world at the cost of a tragic devastation of the natural environment of the country. If the population has so far been able to withstand all of this (not to mention the economic inegualities) thanks to the benefit represented by the general level of consumption and lifestyle, exaggerated compared to other nations, I wonder what would happens if workers were to suddenly realize that in the coming years the deepening of the global economic crisis and the escalation of international tensions may force them to give up also to this residual reward.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, we are all toast!

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Clovis, New Mexico buried in 8 feet of tumbleweed, blocking streets and trapping some in their homes. There may be one or two persons who check ENEnews out each day and who never dreamed the next crisis in their life would be tumble weeds. Then we have this to look forward to: Our Special today is corn chowder with Agent Orange. 2.4-D. But as Jon Rappoport writes: Nothing illegal about poisoning people, as long as you call it a magnificent technological breakthrough in agriculture.

    So we may not make it to radiation poisoning. Well, I think most of us can survive tumbleweeds. But the food supply is already getting lethal. This must be one of Jung's archetypal creatures who wants us all dead. Thanatos.

  • VA – List Of Diseases And Cancers Associated with Ionizing Radiation Exposure; via @AGreenRoad

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Thank you so much Doc, that is fabulous information ! Is testicle cancer not also caused by radiation exposure ? I missed it on the list. I get the idea that most diseases we suffer from in our "modern world" are triggered by either long term or sudden spike radiation exposure, it makes total sense to me and it is time this all comes out;

    • Socrates

      Thanks, Doc!

      Good list of presumptive cancers. The Nuclear Compensation Act has a list, too.

      After Chernobyl, the list should be greatly expanded.

      Firefighters enjoyed a presumption that stress caused heart disease in Workers Comp cases. Later research validated that cause.

      I wonder if a Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Act should be enacted. It would create a multi-trillion dollar fund. Certain illnesses would be covered. I prefer jury trials with punitive damages…

      The day will come. I forward all evidence to trial counsel. Maybe ten or twenty large plaintiffs firms will eventually take them on. One huge federal lawsuit – multi-plaintiff. Many Erin Brochovichs, many Dershowitz-type law students from Harvard – all trying to get compensation from the corporate behemoth(s). There will be Perry Mason-style investigators and Quincy Jones M.E. witnesses all trying to sue those responsible.

      The entire trial will be crowd-sourced and televised.

      Either that or they will force the entire population to die by radiation. Which will it be, because it has come down to that.

  • We Not They Finally

    PG&E: "Fukushima is not operating so naturally the tritium levels are lower."

    "Not operating" — just run amok, cracked, melted down, exponentially escalating readings, endless releases forever…

    Do these believe even believe their own propaganda, or are they just outright evil?

    • Daisy207

      Tritium levels are not lower – and in fact may be higher as they are dumping water onto fuel daily in each reactor and spent fuel pools. Any water coming in contact with fuel – either while the rector is operating or the fuel is in storage become tritiated. While the volume of water daily is greater when the reactors are in operation – the water also has a shorter contact time – water with longer contact time becomes saturated tritium. There is just so much bs out there with regards to this unsolvable problem. The no-go area around Chernobyl is nearly as big as the entire country of Japan – the entire country should be a no-go zone and they need to begin either moving people out or at least letting them know that if they don't go – not to have any children and not to expect to live long – at least then they know where they stand. Same for the West Coast of the US and Canada. I was so hoping to visit the Canadian Rockies once more in my lifetime – absolutely the most beautiful place in the world – but I would not even risk one week out there now.

  • Angela_R

    Bo, I hope you get to read this article
    "Under normal operations, Diablo Canyon discharges more radiation into the sea, albeit of a less dangerous isotope, than the Fukushima station […] [There's] startling amounts that are released into the environment by the 435 nuclear power plants operating worldwide […] Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo discharged 323 million liters of water into the Pacific in 2012, or about 870 tons a day, according to data from [its operator PG&E] […]"

    "Under normal circumstances.." and under abnormal ones?
    And other nuclear plants?

    " That water contained 3,670 curies of tritium, or 136 trillion becquerels, according to the company, almost three-and-a-half times the amount released from the Fukushima plant into the ocean in the period starting May 2011"

    I repeat from the above, which was cited in the article,
    "according to the company, almost three-and-a-half times the amount released from the Fukushima plant into the ocean in the period starting May 2011."