Senior Scientist: Fukushima is not under control; It has ‘alarm bells’ going off on West Coast — Former Official: I’m humiliated Japan lies to world about how much contamination is entering Pacific; Nuclear material “polluting ocean more and more” (AUDIO)

Published: June 4th, 2014 at 6:42 am ET


Nuclear Hotseat, May 21, 2014:

  • 31:00 inKatsutaka Idogawa, Former Mayor of Futaba, Fukushima: In the midst of all this sorrow, Prime Minister Abe is facing outward and promoting exports of nuclear power plants. […] As a Japanese citizen I am truly ashamed […] The contaminated water from the plant is polluting the Pacific Ocean more and more. I feel humiliated when Abe lies to the world, when he says the radioactive contamination is completely blocked from spreading further into the ocean. […] I urge the people of the world to take a look at us […] We’re living in conditions that punish us for what happened. Our dreams, our children’s futures, out towns have all been destroyed. We’ve been swept to the very margins of Japanese society and told to live there in silence. […] Nuclear facilities bring misfortune on human kind. We all need to raise our voices and demand a safe environment where we can live and children can have dreams. We inherited a clean environment from our parents, but I as a parent cannot pass along a clean and beautiful town to my own children. This sad situation can never happen again. Please, don’t just help us, please help human kind.
  • Listen to the complete interview here

WCAI, May 19, 2014:

  • 1:15 inDr. Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: We’ve been saying since the early months after that there was still continued leaks. And that’s what’s happening today — both from groundwater that gets into buildings and back into the ocean, and from the 1,000+ tanks […] So there’s two sources on land, it’s hardly under control — the word that they use to describe the situation.
  • 3:00 inBuesseler: I was actually surprised by the concern on the West Coast […] This combination of fear, and unknown with radioactivity — and that can cause cancer — and the word ‘Fukushima’ being a very horrific disaster that we all know, and no one making measurements,  really got the alarm bells going on the West Coast.
  • 8:00 inBuesseler: We’re finding a larger interest than we expected as time goes on.
  • Full WCAI broadcast available here
Published: June 4th, 2014 at 6:42 am ET


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109 comments to Senior Scientist: Fukushima is not under control; It has ‘alarm bells’ going off on West Coast — Former Official: I’m humiliated Japan lies to world about how much contamination is entering Pacific; Nuclear material “polluting ocean more and more” (AUDIO)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    — Buesseler: I think we’re finding a larger interest than we expected as time goes on."


    What was the amount of interest larger, than he was expecting?

    "I was actually surprised by the concern on the West Coast"


    First he says..oh ya..Fukushima is a mess.
    Then he says he was surprised at the concern.

    The concern isn't warranted..? Of course it is.
    The concern should not only be greater in depth ..and those concerned should be a million fold greater in number.

  • Sickputer

    You won't see Mayor Idogawa getting interviewed on American TV anytime soon. At least not until the illnesses start piling up in American. The Great Nuclear Awakening is coming. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Alvin Tofler's Future Shock have arrived far quicker than expected.

    Seals and eagles and other wildlife dying by ELE levels still just get a ho-hum by Joe Public. He will get an epiphany some day. But the gears of the military industrial complex keep rolling on down the road like there is no tomorrow. Someday there won't be a tomorrow for millions of sick naked apes.

  • Nick

    Radioactive atoms are also interested in the West Coast…..they will permeate the biosphere, hot spots in places, but nonetheless dispersal into all life forms.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The interest is larger than expected. The media has not attempted to generate much interest. No one wants to see the ELE movie based on true life events.

    With all the interest, despite the massive cover-up and all, it would seem the propaganda needs tweeking.

    Waiting for the teenage mutant ninja banana movies to commence.

  • Memorable words.

    "Nuclear facilities bring misfortune on human kind. We all need to raise our voices and demand a safe environment where we can live and children can have dreams."
    – Idogawa

    The truth.

    "…and no one making measurements…"
    — Buesseler

    There's a reason for that. 😉

  • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

    I checked out this link and on the page, there is a June 2nd update that says "So far, none of the seawater samples taken from the Pacific Coast have contained any trace of radiation from Fukushima. They have contained the same levels of radiation that were evident in the Pacific Ocean before the Fukushima accident. These levels of cesium-137 measured at all sites are between 1 and 2 Bequerels per cubic meter, and are from the 1960s atmospheric nuclear weapons testing programs.

    The lack of cesium-134, which only has a two-year half life for radioactive decay, indicates that none of the Fukushima contaminants have reached the West Coast sampling sites. Therefore, continued support for monitoring is needed as the cesium isotopes are expected to reach the coast in 2014 and levels are predicted to increase over the coming 2-3 years."

    Kenny is such a lying shill.

    • steel penny steel penny

      i have posted before that TPTB hear only what they want to hear and if they don't hear it they will get someone who will say what they want to hear so we have to listen, read endure the vomit these shills give us. thanks to ENE we can actually make some informed decisions even if WJF.

    • The key question is not to ask what is in the ocean water, but what is concentrating up the food chain, and ending up in children who are the most vulnerable?

  • We Not They Finally

    My wife and I fled the nm area..and are now on the east coast. things are still grim in anticipation of what future any of us have….

    • Gasser Gasser

      Now its’s….. Them Not You Finally…I see you finally took my initial advise that you gave me negative static about and got the Hell out of there…good on you folks.

    • There is no 'safe' place.

      The east coast is full of nuclear facilities and is downwind of everything that can and does go wrong.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Yes I'm in the northeast and I've got seabrook and pilgrim north and south the ocean that a few hundred miles north seaweed was tested by the Maine sea vegetable council in 2012 .
        It had the signature isotopes from Fukushima then .
        They claimed they would do further tests twice a year and they have not ?
        No surprise there

  • We Not They Finally

    Its all for the greedy idiots who have sacrificed this planet to their insatiable greed.

    • GQR2

      Glad to hear you both made it out of here,was wondering where you disappeared to,that was quick!

  • hbjon hbjon

    Radon gas is constantly flowing through the air with the winds as gravity tries to pull it down to earth. Radon gas is not affected by electromagnetism, and therefore will not attract or repel to other matter. Krypton and Xenon act is the same way but are lighter.

  • Joe Ebslap Joe Ebslap

    Not sure if humiliated is the correct word. Seems par for the course in the nuclear industry. Lie, minimize, info blackout, no fly zones… Where does the truth lie with Fuku, WIPP, Hanford, Lake Anna, Fort Calhoun, etc. Where does the truth lie? It lies in America and Japan. Rather than humiliated I would say sad, unconscious, melancholy, bitter, bereaved…

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    The thousand hastily constructed tanks at FD belie the notion that the radio active water entering the pacific is of little concern. I wonder how they are able to silence the California environmental agencies? You know, the ones that are responsible for those ridiculous stickers all over their state warning of cancer causing agents in everyday products. What a cluster phook………

  • Nick

    Awake yet California?

    How about Oregon and Washington?

    I have a hunch Alaskans are waking up.

    As for the rest of us, those of us that are awake are not happy campers.

    We need a little social media storm to kindle a flame of awareness in our vast society of zombified smart-phonies.

  • Sol Man

    MSM supports the mandated program, and that is to keep people from the Truth. It is the great diversion machine of bread and circuses.
    It is easy to understand with eyes open.

  • weeman

    Chemical weapons are banned by the UN, you tell me the difference when a nuclear reactor goes rouge, it is the same outcome, we fight for the same rights to be applied to nuclear reactors and we are gaining momentum, we are the light,.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Today is my fifty-eighth birthday …

    Glad to have the 'newser community around in cyber-space for continued sanity …

    We will keep on tippin' it good …

    peace to you anti-nukers! … to the shills … not so much …

  • Argo Argo

    I am new to enenews…

    … wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday anyways…

  • OK, I'm talking about my personal hope that the west coast USA radiation should alarm folks has been on my mind. Cali, OR an WA all have so many places that have LOW rad readings much of the time (ocean breezes affecting the 5' off the ground monitors' CPU amounts, or no storms to currently bring the isotopes down….you get what I'm saying?) It does no good to tell someone in *XXXXXXXX* that they should be concerned, if in actuality they DO check the rad maps and theirs is always ranging 17-22 and is NOT the 300+ CPU of San Diego, for instance.

    I'm not waiting for the coastal people to suddenly all become anti-nuke activists. (Not yet, lol) Many still feel quite safe and would consider any high rads I could mention to them to be simply a temporary thing.

    It's when the folks living further inland, (across the Midwest, on towards the East coast) notice more radiation dumps from the jet streams, weather patterns, etc)…when they have rad count jumps consistently happening and their averages going up… then talking Fuki facts makes a bigger impression on people.

    • Typo alert…CPM not CPU. There better not be any grammar police stalking my posts, lol.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Good points LastChants. The virtually no testing model employed by our governments and the ad nauseum disinformation from the shill scientists, works well on the misinformed and puposefullly ignorant GP.

      Only when the rotting dead fish on Malibi beach offends the rich and real estate values begin to decline will there be the too-late wake up call.

      Let 'em shop, be happy; but, you know what's next.

      • bo bo

        Well don't worry Sierra Club is on it – just received this e mail:

        'The Sierra Club now has Mobile Air Alerts to allow you to better protect yourself and your family from harmful air pollution. The alerts will let you know instantly when outdoor air is polluted with harmful levels of smog, and you can plan your outdoor activities accordingly.

        Text ALERT to 69866 to sign up to receive a text when there's an air quality alert in your area. '

        Y A Y 🙂

    • The only problem with rad counts in rain is that they do not include tritium, as it will not show up with normal Geiger Counters.

  • I've had some good openings locally though. My neighbor across the fence (she and her siblings went to school here in a tiny one room way back when) asked about my greenhouse plastic being disintegrated and in tatters. "That wind tear it up?"

    I said "Seems to be a whole lot more pollution in the air these days…it was supposed to last 4 years." She agreed….things are getting worse.

    We talked gardening, less birds and frogs. (No mention of Fuki & food chain yet…I'll work that aspect in soon) 🙂 She also thought my little pond must be doing OK this Spring as sure are not the raccoons and skunks marauding it lately for goldfish snacks. (She mentioned how they live-trapped 23 skunks a couple years ago)

    I think these openings will increase as locals compare things they're used to keeping an eye on. I won't sound like so much of an alarmist.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Names. Alarmists, anti capitalistic cry babies, shills. When are we going to do something no one seems to have come up with as an option? It is called COOPERATION. To do so would SHAFT these morons, but it seems we have to instead endure the endless silence of fools.

  • Cisco Cisco

    There is nothing to do except take care of yourself and your family. We are in a police state and our options have been neutralized. Our governments are indifferent to the GP, they serve their true constituency, those who pay.

    • They will find that slaves create about 5% less GDP year over year, year after year. That will bring reality pretty quick.

      Got about 60% of my garden planted, that is enough for all food for my family and dogs for a year, I will do the other 40% in seed to let friends harvest and to boost food storage.

      Just saying, one of my strategies.

  • RichardPerry

    Has any one done a ruff estimate of how high the radiation levels could go with each type of radiation particles, we know the amount of fuel that is burning and most of it will end up in the pacific ocean at some future time. Some one must have done calculations already to do an evaluation of the worse case ending.
    Before building NPP's the promoters claimed if one reactor melted down, all life with in a 1000 miles would die off in 100 years, I believe 311 is different because of the mass amount of water running through it to cool it down, but when the fuel goes deep enough will it lose the ground water flow, then what? We have 3 reactors melting down in slow motion.

  • Nick

    Richard Perry

    Don't forget the inventory of spent fuel (and #4's core) in the pools. NO ONE has any idea how much of the spf's went up in smoke.

    The missing cores are in the atmosphere, in the ground, and in the ocean, and in you, and in me.

    The massive fuel flea loading into the biosphere is not something any one exactly can calculate or quantify, beyond a horrifying number.

    Face it, we are no longer in Kansas.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      I quickly jump out of bed every morning and click my heels three times everyday…nothing! 🙁

  • Seeker

    Bless you for all you do.

    I hope you add this to your one-liners: We’re finding a larger interest than we expected as time goes on.

    Off to puke go I.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    I'm really having a holliday
    I already said before.
    Bit surprised at the solution.

    Don't post

  • I been 14 hours a day ramping up my own food production systems to supply ALL the food for my family and dogs. So far so good, looks great.

    Multiple reasons:

    Cali drought means food cost way up
    Fed printing means food cost way up
    Radiation control of inputs
    GMO avoidance
    Money savings — if you buy at store, first you earn money, then pay taxes, then pay for food with the piddling amount left over, then pay sales taxes on the food.
    Better taste and quality
    Somewhat fun and rewarding
    One important step away from feeding the NWO insanity
    Ill post some pictures at Nukepro in a week or so
    Pesticide Avoidance
    Shit Hit the Fan Security

    Gather knowledge, experience, and don't forget TOOLS and EQUIPMENT now. When SHTF these will become very dear.

    Get a greenhouse to mitigate climate change effects on your production

    Back to WORK!

    Will post pix in a few days after the rainy muddy mess is cleaned up and planting is completed.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      And before shtf you should acquire a copy of, Feasting Free on Wild Edibles, by Bradford Angier. Its fun.

    • Wishing you success with all of it. And may your soil be full of happy multiplying earthworms doing their part. 🙂

      We all have to keep doing what we can, while we can.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      @stock this the biggest problem we face

      Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly | Science | Smithsonian

      This is my biggest concern as without micro organisms there is no life
      How can we keep them ?
      What do we need to do ?
      Can we do anything ?

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        11. Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota

        Houston we have a problem

        This is the deal breaker

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        All microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa) and microbiological communities as a whole undergo rapid changes after any additional irradiation. The mechanism of such changes is well known: inclusion and increase in the frequency of mutations by natural selection and preservation of beneficial novel genes that for whatever reason appear more viable under the new conditions. This microevolutionary mechanism has been activated in all radioactively contaminated areas and leads to activation of old and the occurrence of new forms of viruses and bacteria. All but a few microorganisms that have been studied in Chernobyl-affected territories underwent rapid changes in heavily contaminated areas.
        Our contemporary knowledge is too limited to understand even the main consequences of the inevitable radioactive-induced genetic changes among the myriad of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that inhabit the intestines, lungs, blood, organs, and cells of human beings. The strong association between carcinogenesis and viruses (papilloma virus, hepatitis virus, Epstein–Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus, and herpes virus) provides another reason why the cancer rate increased in areas contaminated by Chernobyl irradiation (for a review, see Sreelekha et al., 2003).
        Not only cancer, but also many other illnesses are connected with viruses and bacteria. Radiologically induced pathologic changes in the microflora in humans can increase su

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Euell Gibbons – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          Wild foods
          He was my first teacher
          I am deeply disturbed about radiation and life

          • clamshellernh clamshellernh

            The Year of the Flood – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
            Margaret Atwood novel

            • clamshellernh clamshellernh

              The Year of the Flood details the events of Oryx and Crake from the perspective of the lower classes in the pleeblands, specifically the God's Gardeners. God's Gardeners are devoted to preserving all plant and animal life, and they predict a disaster (The Flood according to the Gardeners, known by the readers to be Crake's viral pandemic) will radically alter the Earth.

              The plot follows two characters, Toby and Ren, whose stories intertwine with each other and, at points, with major characters from Oryx and Crake. Much of the story is told through flashback with the two main characters separately surviving the apocalypse described in the previous novel, both reminiscing about their time in the God's Gardeners religious movements and the events that led to their current positions.

              Toby is a young woman who loses her family, blaming the corporations, and is forced to work in a low-quality burger joint. She soon encounters the unwelcome attention of the brutish manager of the chain who is depicted as grooming and assaulting women in his employ. Adam One, depicted as a self-proclaimed messiah but perceived by outsiders as a cult leader, saves Toby from the manager and takes her to the sanctuary of his rooftop garden. Toby becomes an influential member of the gardeners and encounters Ren, a child member of the gardeners.

              Ren eventually grows up to become a trapeze dancer in the sex club Scales and Tails, and happens to be locked in a bio-containment unit in the club…

              • GQR2

                That sounds really good Clam,going to have to check it out. I listened to the Illuminatus and it was wild -love that book. The twisting absurdity and satire.

                Today i am gonna honcho down some over the counter tooth adhesive. Thx too for that tip. Never thought about a pharmacy having the Its a one! wishing you a great day.

                • GQR2

                  lol opps have no idea what that last sentence was supposed to say. How about never thought that a drug store might sell really strong i call it Space Shuttle tooth glue.

  • I added a post that Cisco suggested, one of the reasons for Nuke Pro is an easy resource for people to point to to help educate, and also for ease of finding information (again).

    This is a four part writing that describes the Nuke Cartel and all it's woe on us.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Leave you with a song.
    Cuckoos usually do.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NOT JUST JAPAN . . .


    Nuclear disasters (( happen )) in nuclear countries, as proven by several that occurred in U.S., Europe, and Russia.

    Trend will continue 'til nuclear is abolished.

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Saw the boy

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Weird cover good song
    Really need that holiday

  • How Fukushima Radiation Is NOT Measured In Pacific Ocean by IAEA Sponsored And Paid For Scientists; via @AGreenRoad

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I know I am not the smartest person in the world.

    I smoke cigarettes, and I hear that's bad.

    You know what scares me?

    Fukushima, salmon, imitation crab meat, fish, milk, broad-leaved leafy vegetables, beef, chicken, pistachios, Kelp, brazil nuts, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, etc. from the northern hemisphere pretty much everything. Got a light?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    They are working on that match/light right now. Another Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled to blow/meltdown soon.. 🙁

  • Sol Man

    Sorry that I've missed you all.
    Cowboy Junkies.

  • Sol Man

    Or, we could go with Tom Rush doing Drivin' Wheel. He be from 1970.
    I hope that you don't mind.

    Maybe I too old with dreams spent.

    • Sparky Sparky

      Very nice, SolMan. You can never be too old to dream and appreciate great music. 😉 Thanks!

  • hbjon hbjon

    Fluxorshima is the new name given to the wreckage of the nuclear power plants at the former FDNPP complex in Fukushima, Japan. It is the BE ALL and END ALL to why the industrial revolution is making a titanic shift in direction.
    Civilization is slowly embracing the steady state universe and realizing that uncontrolled economic expansion within a closed system (earth) is like vaporizing gasoline and adding a spark.
    If you were paid a dollar to flush your toilet, would you continue to flush it even though there is a blockage and it has begun to overflow?

  • And how long can you continue to spend the money, after the room you are flushing in fills up with toilet water?

    • hbjon hbjon

      Quite some time Dr. Goodheart. And when they have drown in their own sewage, they move the industry to another room where the toilet is not clogged up yet.
      Eventually the house will fill, the toilet stops flushing, the golden goose has crapped out its final egg.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "nearly one thousand different marine species found there."

    Here ..fishy fishy..
    Sueeee. .oh ya ..that's for hogs.

    Channel Islands Live Ocean Webcam

  • mt1000

    scrubbed from the net
    EPA: Environmental Radiation Data Report 150
    April – June 2012
    but reposted on 🙂

  • mt1000

    hurr-ay, hurr-ay! Git yer gov'ment docs fast from the way-back machine before they get shut down!
    US rad readings galore!*/*

  • From maybesomeday's post
    June 6, 2014 at 12:59 am
    I'm going to link all the starfish update pages on faceboooook. 🙂

    Trying to load the map so I can see it too but my darn dial-up thinks there's too many other images on the page so freezes up. Any chance of someone taking a screenshot of just the map itself and linking it here to a dropbox or something public?
    Thank you, thank you.
    I think the interactive map is going to be interesting to some folks who thought it was a momentary, no big deal thing months ago.

  • mt1000

    maybe Climate Viewer website will have some tips on mapping …

  • mt1000

    more document fun …
    rad distribution in US after Fuku