Study: Radioactive silver found inside all 47 cows tested from Fukushima evacuation zone

Published: February 6th, 2013 at 2:28 pm ET


Title: Distribution of Artificial Radionuclides in Abandoned Cattle in the Evacuation Zone of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Source: PLoS One. 2013; 8(1): e54312
Published Online: January 23, 2013

[…] Between August 29 and November 15, 2011, we collected 79 cattle in total, 27 of which were from Minami-soma city located north and 52 from Kawauchi village located southwest of the FNPP. […]

In the liver (100%: 47/47 animals) and PB [whole peripheral blood] (9.8%: 5/51 animals), 110mAg (half-life: 249.8 d) was detected (Table 1). […]

Although Silver and Tellurium […] were efficiently captured by the mother’s organs and were not delivered to the fetus. […]

We detected 110mAg in the liver of all of the cattle except for fetuses examined (Table 1 and Figure 3A). […]

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Published: February 6th, 2013 at 2:28 pm ET


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7 comments to Study: Radioactive silver found inside all 47 cows tested from Fukushima evacuation zone

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    I'd like to see the same investigation with infants and adults that are dying of Sudden Death Syndrome.

    Maybe some lung tissue sampling, too.

    Fat chance of that happening.

  • razzz razzz

    Seems like they missed or avoided certain radionuclides in their testing like radioactive iron for one since it can pass though a placenta to affect the fetus.

    Interesting that one of the stated reasons for the report was to investigate internal fallout amounts assimilated in these cow's bodies. How they extend the results to human bodies I'm not sure since cow have more stomachs and are herbivores (meat-eaters can explain to me how cows survive on grasses alone later).

    The report is published but I don't how much of the information is new findings. With Chernobyl, they just slaughtered livestock, wild stock i.e. reindeer, wild boar, etc., and domestic animals. Too many forests to deal with so left them mostly untouched.

    So, the Russians already new what to do and how to handle things owning to fallout. In some circles, I guess, it is just not a big secret how fallout contaminants. Except maybe to the Japanese.

  • We Not They Finally

    Now it's radioactive SILVER? Does the public even have a clue that there are close to TWO THOUSAND different, all-of-them-dangerous radionucleotides being spewed from the hell hole these monsters created?

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Considering the last time I heard radioactive silver mentioned was that which was being found in spiders since the 3/11 Japan EQ & mega-nuclear disaster occurred. I wasn't sure if the following should be here or in the Fuku anomalies,combating radiation & it's effects or ALL three??!
    Around a year ago I started noticing what I thought were callouses on my fingers & palm of my hands,then I thought they were blisters since they also started showing up on the sides of my fingers and I got freaked out and embarrassed that maybe somehow I'd begun getting warts or something??!! I started researching skin conditions and found medical sites that included images and a picture chart of close-ups of the weird "bumps" and found the pics and symptoms matched for an "allergic reaction to nickel silver"!!(?) It went on to say it was common in people whose jobs or activities have them handling coins,etc. frequently and that it was an allergy that can appear suddenly at any time during their life and that a lot about the condition and its causes were still unknown?!Well "causes unknown" are where I'm at since during the time frames involved I hadn't done anything differently or that would explain the onset of the condition that comes & goes with large gaps between "outbreaks"(?) I haven't had contact with anything that I can think of that would bring on this condition associated with "heavy" exposure to the metal?!WTH??!! Maybe someone can elaborate on the subject?~ 😐 ~**

  • DrSpindrift

    The Japanese government did issue an evacuation order for the 20-km zone, but the actual evacuation process was chaotic, and in some cases people went in the direction of the radioactive plume as the government failed to disclose information from the System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI). Some evacuees simply went to other parts of Fukushima Prefecture, which also received radioactive plume. It is not so cut-and-clean “evacuating Fukushima Prefecture quickly” type of business. Stable iodine was not administered to people other than one municipality, Miharu town, whose mayor bravely decided to administer it to the town residents against the advice of Fukushima Prefecture. Such details are often not included in the official documentation and not readily available to those seeking information from overseas.

    Actually, it is not just Fukushima Prefecture that received a significant amount of radiation contamination. The path of the plume went north and east initially, but then it turned south and covered a wide area including Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto region.

  • DrSpindrift

    The most recently published results of the thyroid ultrasound examination, conducted as part of the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, shows 38,327 (39.9%) of 95,954 children with abnormalities. There are about 360,000 children in Fukushima Prefecture, and the initial round of the ultrasound examination is still ongoing.

    In reality, there are unofficial accounts of birth defects such as anencephaly and leukemia, not only in Fukushima Prefecture but also in Tokyo and the Kanto region surrounding Tokyo. In addition, a variety of symptoms such as nosebleeds, rash, fatigue, and spread as well as recurrence of infections have been reported in Tokyo and the Kanto region, in addition to increased incidence of abnormal EKG in school children in some areas. Reports of thyroid disorders, such as Hashimoto’s disease and subacute thyroiditis are heard more frequently. Leukopenia has been reported in children in Tokyo and the Kanto region.