Study shows Fukushima nuclear pollution becoming more concentrated as it approaches U.S. West Coast — Plume crosses ocean in a nearly straight line toward N. America — Appears to stay together with little dispersion (MODEL)

Published: August 20th, 2013 at 9:43 am ET


Title: An ensemble estimation of impact times and strength of Fukushima nuclear pollution to the east coast of China and the west coast of America
Source: Science China Earth Sciences; Volume 56, Issue 8, pp 1447-1451
Authors: GuiJun Han, Wei Li, HongLi Fu, XueFeng Zhang, XiDong Wang, XinRong Wu, LianXin Zhang
Date: August 2013

[…]  On March 30, 2011, the Japan Central News Agency reported the monitored radioactive pollutions that were 4000 times higher than the standard level. Whether or not these nuclear pollutants will be transported to the Pacific-neighboring countries through oceanic circulations becomes a world-wide concern. […]

[…] The time scale of the nuclear pollutants reaching the west coast of America is 3.2 years if it is estimated using the surface drifting buoys and 3.9 years if it is estimated using the nuclear pollutant particulate tracers. […]

The half life of cesium-137 is so long that it produces more damage to human. Figure 4 gives the examples of the distribution of the impact strength of Cesium-137 at year 1.5 (panel (a)), year 3.5 (panel (b)), and year 4 (panel (c)). […] It is worth noting that due to the current near the shore cannot be well reconstructed by the global ocean reanalysis, some nuclear pollutant particulate tracers may come to rest in near shore area, which may result in additional uncertainty in the estimation of the impact strength. […]

[…] Since the major transport mechanism of nuclear pollutants for the west coast of America is the Kuroshio-extension currents, after four years, the impact strength of Cesium-137 in the west coast area of America is as high as 4%.

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Published: August 20th, 2013 at 9:43 am ET


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104 comments to Study shows Fukushima nuclear pollution becoming more concentrated as it approaches U.S. West Coast — Plume crosses ocean in a nearly straight line toward N. America — Appears to stay together with little dispersion (MODEL)

  • Slingerss Slingerss

    So much for their theory about it being dispersed from all the salt water in the ocean.
    Maybe they should show this to that Dr out of Berkeley, who said there would be "minimal effects IF any".

    • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

      Hello Slingerss … I have to ask the question to you … is the "s" following Slingers stand for "snot" … I recall my American Midwest youth and being "snot slinging drunk" … $$POD$$

      • Slingerss Slingerss

        Wish I had a drunken reason for all those S's…………but its simple………My Ssssssssssssssssssssss sticks on my keyboard…

    • We Not They Finally

      Check out that Dr. out of Berkeley's GRANT money. That usually tells the story. Universities these days are outlandishly corrupted.

    • James Tekton James Tekton

      "Maybe they should show this to that Dr out of Berkeley, who said there would be "minimal effects IF any."

      Farkin darn it…long have we all hoped this would not turn out to be one big ginormous 'I TOLD YOU SO.'

      It is bad, and it ONLY going to get worse, barring a world wide effort to begin yesterday to do all the world can to stop this ELE. In light of the fact that they are more concerned about starting more nuklear war in the ME, there seems to be no other prognosis other than, WE TOLD YOU SO.

      Live in quality and create good energy in every breath for yourself and others. This is all that we the "useless eaters and breathers" can do.

      Big Love.

  • DannieJ DannieJ

    Seems like good news to me … Not for humans of course, but who even cares?

  • Mack Mack

    This is yet another reason why it's important to raise public awareness about Fukushima.

    Here's one way to get involved in raising public awareness:

    Join the making of a “human billboard” that will spell out the words “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE” on the beach

    (Photos will be taken of this from a helicopter)

    LEARN MORE: or

    WHERE: San Francisco on October 19th

    You can also learn more in this interview with John Bertucci

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Who would have thought …? (sarc)
    Now overlay the migration paths of many of the marine animals.
    They have radiation a constant companion.

    • Slingerss Slingerss

      I looked at the migration paths on your link, and I knew most of them. (makes me happy I moved from the West coast)…….The routes do not show, how it reaches the Atlantic. Do you know? Guess my concern is the Gulf Stream which is a major migration route North from the Gulf to the North Atlantic…….Have any idea how long until that contamination reaches that route?

      • jec jec

        Its in something like 20-100 yrs for WATER. For birds, for bio accumulation and movement by carbon based life forms..a lot less..weeks in a freighter..

        I am not perfectly sure on the Pacific to
        Atltantic time frames for natural water flow, but believe is in years, not enough years however for the halflife of many of the contaminates to occur. ESPECIALLY as this mess is on going. And any tsumanis change all the figures as well….

        I, too, am glad I am not on
        west coast usa..but my family no jumping for joy here. I do know I will not sell my home on the SouthEast Coast of the values are in the pits, and if they suddenly jump up..thats not good. Wonder if the US governement will 'borrow' safe areas from property owners?

    • +1

      Birds too.

      They eat the fish and krill while migrating.

      Crisscrossing the Pacific.

      World's longest bird migration path:

  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    Hello ENENEWSers … bioaccumulation is the term that needs to be understood … the food chain is being corrupted from the bottom up and all life on earth is effected … let us all hammer this term home to all that will listen … please also try to get everyone you know to turn off the TV for a few months … dare them to try … it is how people are being controlled … $$POD$$


    Mysterious underground fire burning since 2012 in remote Alaska raises concerns about toxic gas

    Fire was spotted in October 2012 and has been burning and expanding since. "A growing caldera of unknown origin burning away" and emitting toxic gas. It is not considered to be of volcanic origin.

    Authorities told residents of nearby town not to worry about the toxicity, and to regard it as regular air pollution from ordinary fires.

    Read more –

    • Slingerss Slingerss

      That's what they said about Centralia, Pa. when the coal mines started burning.(Everything is A-ok, no worries!" Its still burning underground and the town and surrounding area is not even livable.

  • rockyourworld

    one tsunami and those barrels of waste will wash up here

  • mlm

    If nasa could map the meteor plume then surely someone in research can predict how this has spread in the atmosphere around the globe.

    Anyone seen anything on the airborne radiation.

  • ftlt

    I know this is not correct, but, the yuppies and smelly-bucks who live at the beach in the West are going to eat this stuff as the waves crash and the mist covers their multimillion dollar exclusive beach front homes with there private beach accesses… HAHAHA-HAA HAA…

    What is that recurring metallic taste, dearest???… Fire the cook and get a new one who washes the dishes properly, will you???… I cannot be bothered with these lazy workers…

    I'll be at the beach all day sunbathing… If anyone calls, I'm unavailable… Even my broker… Besides, I've been experiencing nausea, weakness, headaches, and loss of appetite lately.. I think, I'm going to back off my mid week golf and tennis for awhile…

    The poor live with pollution everyday.. See the health stats for folks who live next to PetroChem plants… Ya think the smellybucks and yuppies give a hoot about them.. Naw!!!

    This plume will be an equalizer that there is little escape from… Especially, if you live at the beach..

    Carmel, Newport Beach, Malibu, Coronado will be glowing too this time – only not from the glitz…

    • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

      ftlt…I feel sorry that your fear or this is making you point your fingers at the wrong source. They are not to blame here for this. This is a MUCH larger issue…one of materialism.

      • ftlt

        Pink: Come on… I stand by my past writings on here..

        Live well not better..

        And SCREW CAPITALISM – the killer of the peoples and the planet

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          If we had capitalism, we would have no nuclear energy at all. It is extremely expensive and can't exist without huge government subsidies. Nuclear energy can only exist under fascism and communism.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


          • Cerviche

            Dont forget the illusion that is Democracy

          • Mats

            "Wer aber vom Kapitalismus nicht reden will, sollte auch vom Faschismus schweigen." – Die Juden und Europa. In: Studies in Philosophy and Social Science, Band 8. The Institute of social research, New York 1939, S. 115.

            There is no free land in Europe, so don´t forget.

          • We Not They Finally

            Good God, anne, what do you even MEAN? Venture capitalism started this. Until it expanded into corporate fascism.

            Oh, you mean the good old fashioned “free enterprise capitalism”? Mom and Pop stores? Work hard and play by the rules and you get ahead? That world is GONE.

            But it’s exasperating when people fling around ism’s! Jesus we would probably call “communism.” Society-enhancing socialism like in Northern Europe, we would call what? Just a bunch of commies?

            And people in this country have become so infernally stupid (many, anyway) that they call anyone they don’t happen to like,“Hitler”!

            And Japan’s has been capitalism’s playground and look what THEY did. Whereas Gorbachev was a terrible “communist,” but at least Russia made some valiant effort in the face of Chernobyl.

            It’s great to educate people, but flinging around ism’s may not be the way to go…..

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Sorry. Nuclear has always been a government enterprise and the military. Nuclear was first weapons. Then to disguise the weapons, there was atoms for peace. But the real motive was for plutonium and depleted uranium for weapons and tanks, etc. Capitalism means there will be a profit. In the case of nuclear energy, there has never been profit without government subsidy. And swearing at me doesn't make your views more correct. As a matter of fact, capitalism died in the US in 1929. UK has never had capitalism, but socialism. Russia was communism. But the favor shown by the government to certain companies is pure fascism. Nuclear energy has never been profitable. It has just been a means to get hold of taxpayer money. Read "Free Lunch" is you are still naive.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and StickYou with the Bill) [Bargain Price] [Paperback]
                David Cay Johnston (Author)

              • ftlt

                Anne: You need to look back to the war years and the military industrial complex… While, Bomb program was government driven, it was thoroughly private industry contracted and supplied at all levels .. GE was huge into it… The need for military secrecy forced Govt involvement.. Both the Russians and the Germans were working on it…

                Research in this country is given away to private industry all the time.. More social welfare for the rich..

                Pentagon programs, Pharmaceuticals, agricultural research and Nuclear program… Even public lands are basically given away to the rich here.. Now even the business of government has been privatized to a large degree (and it is more inefficient than ever)… These firms skim the cream and most are pork barrel in nature… Don't blame socialism for that – blame the so-called capitalist "democracy" for that

                • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                  Dear Powers That Be..
                  No amount of money is going to fix this.
                  There is nothing that will save you.
                  Keep your money.
                  Yield to the voice of the People and allow those that are truly concerned about the welfare of the people to have a say in this country.
                  Heart of the Rose

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                    There are no powers that be that are capitalist. So you are addressing no one. All the powers that be that huge handouts from the government. The nuclear industry takes huge amounts of money from the government. The bankers take huge amounts of money from the government. If the bankers were capitalist that would have all gone under after the housing bubble and committed suicide as they did in 1929.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      Sorry for the typos.
                      have huge handouts…
                      they would have…

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      You know… the folks that control the them what you will.
                      They are failing society!
                      Simple as that.
                      Think it matters a rats arse how the game is played…
                      It's fail out…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      The people that control the money are not capitalists today, and haven't been for almost a century. There is no longer a free market. People that control the money are fascists, communists, or dictators. They are protected by the government and do not have to rely on making a profit. They just control everything to stay in power. There is nothing free about that.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      Call them what you will..
                      I know many by name.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      Clueless and fearful..

                      The Guardian: Downing St. involved in 'Snowden materials' destruction order
                      Aug.20 2013.


                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      Ha..haha..Merry Old…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      Gt. Britain has some institutions that are socialist. But when you have a monarchy stealing huge amounts of money off the top, and Barclays Bank instigating the LIBOR scandal, those institutions are not socialist. Those institutions are fascist.

                      The US also has some socialist institutions: Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Affairs health insurance, GI Bill for education, the health insurance for members of congress and their pension plans, etc. My city owns its own utility for electricity.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      I won't be draw into a rhetorical conversation.
                      I call them all suck-ups to the City of London.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                  Sorry. When private corporations are paid with government money, not money from a free market, but money from the government, this is the definition of fascism. It is the partnership of a few favored corporations by the government, spending government money, not money earned by supplying consumers with goods and services that they freely choose to buy. The government is running everything, doling out money to the corporations with corporate welfare that is the definition of fascism.

                  Nuclear energy could never have survived in a free market. It is exorbitantly expensive. And all it does is boil water, and completely destroy the environment in the process. Private corporations don't mean that capitalism is the ruling force. When private corporations receive huge amounts of money from the government, it is no longer capitalism, but fascism.

                  Fascism is not a democracy and it is not socialism. And it is important that people understand these distinctions. Fascism is a dictatorship and wealth for only the very few at the top.

                  For people to vote for their own self interest, it is important for them to understand how the economy is organized and what the candidates stand for. The US is now run by advertisement agencies and propaganda and sound bites. What you see is not what you get.

                  I voted for Dr. Jill Stein. She is not a libertarian.

                  • Ourself Ourself

                    Very well said. I've been saying the same thing for a long time, but the people remain soundly asleep. I could beat on drums and clash cymbals next to their head, but I would only tire my hands.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              And I didn't bring up the subject. I was just answering someone who was giving a pro-nuke argument. The best anti-nuke argument is that nuclear energy is extremely expensive. It is bankrupting the countries who are spending huge amounts of money to hang on to nuclear energy, when the renewables are so much cheaper and kinder to the climate and to the health of the entire ecocycle.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                Nuclear energy is also extremely undemocratic. The reason nuclear energy is so difficult to get rid of is that some governments do not have free and fair elections.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              “ARNIE GUNDERSEN, Nuclear Expert: The way to shut a [nuclear plant] down is to be a capitalist. The price of these things is so astronomical that Wall Street won’t buy them. If we can stop the federal subsidies we can stop the new nukes. The way to stop this process is to think like a capitalist. “

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              The Costs of the Manhattan Project
              The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project was completed in August 1998 and resulted in the book Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 edited by Stephen I. Schwartz. These project pages should be considered historical.

              – All figures in constant 1996 dollars –


            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 [Paperback]
              Stephen I. Schwartz (Author, Editor)
              Publication date: June 1, 1998

            • ftlt

              We: Thank you for some sanity. This MB is infected with well meaning Libertarians.

              Who always seem to forget that Libertarian-ism is based on property first and foremost. Libertarian-ism is a catch basin for the far right. Often racist and highly reactionary… That they vote and work within the right of the GOP says it all.

              They are bed partners with the Neo-Cons and Tea Party when they wake up. It really should stun them if their earth first rhetoric means anything to them.

              Their fear of socialism is ill founded and a conditioned response.

              The statements against socialism that always the best one for me was, when Venezuela was using the countries oil money after Chavez came to power to help the poor and the talking head on TV said, "They are wasting the money on the poor instead of using it for good.

              What was good? Giving it to a few rich families and to foreign oil companies that were destroying the fabric of their society and their country.

              This vapid myth filled debate about (so called commie) social programs on here is stunning in its ignorance.

              The health insurance debate is a classic one. Medicare is by far more efficient that private health insurance ever was. Single pay was the way.

              Social welfare programs have never been funded nor promoted as welfare for the wealthy programs = subsidies and tax credits/breaks.

              Then these same folks on here decry the lack of good work by the EPA, FDA, BLM DoI MMS Etc, these are social…

              • ftlt

                Con't ….programs that they expect to work… Only they are social program tools of those of great wealth and property and the power that brings..

                They were gutted by the border-less "capitalist" free trade neoliberal globalists..

                The same folks who built the bulk of the world"s Nukes and lie to keep them going for massive profits

            • Yukio_Tanukio

              "Capitalism" is not the same as private property rights nor private enterprise. As an economic system Capitalism is one thing; in the real world, the behavior of capitalists and the corrupting influence they have on social and governmental institutions is quite another thing.
              Same can be said about Democracy, Marxism, Communism.

              Here's my "yardstick" for evaluating such matters: I compare it to the "ideal" of "reasoned debate" in which rhetoric and logic are the ideal. But, none of this means anything if one of the participants is insincere or crazy.
              In more formal terms, "sincerity" is like "honesty" and "sane" is like "authentic." Both honesty and sanity are required to foster rational discourse – or, in the context of this topic about "isms" – both honesty and sanity are required to foster and maintain social/economic justice.
              Ruth Benedict once said that a good society would be one in which the things an individual did to enrich himself would also enrich the society at large. I guess when the nukey-boys dreamed up the "electicity too cheap to meter" ploy they were doing a cynical con-game using that ethic as the come-on.
              Cynicism is another concept that seems to be just too controversial to include in our school curricula, because I don't think more than one American in a thousand could tell you what it really means

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                I fail to understand why a discourse on the different types of governance/political has any real relevancy NOW.

                All systems fail the people.(even the one's in power..although they fail to recognize it).
                The point of my post…and the object of my considerations.

                Even the mighty military industrial complex..nothing more than 'tin soldiers'…violent failures.

                What is going to work now.. and how can it be produced?
                How can the will of the people prevail?

                Is TPTB..not an adequate title?
                Pick one..quick!

    • mairs mairs

      My sister and brother-in-law live maybe three blocks from the ocean in Southern California. Their beach is the one off of which they tested the kelp and found radioactive iodine. My brother-in-law contracted leukemia last year, and he's not doing very well right now. My sister is worried sick.

      Also, just as an aside, they live in the area where acid fog is the most concentrated in Southern California, have lived there for 30 years, and my sister has had respiratory problems most of her adult life.

      • jec jec

        My west coast relatives,both young in 50s, just died of pancreatic cancer. Why in the world did our government in USA decide to have a coverup? Just for re-elections of the current government, just like Japan's….?? Thank you Japan! (sarcasm).

      • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

        I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your relatives. Twenty one mos ago I just had 3 relatives, one in late 60s, the other 2 in early 70s die suddenly. We're on the east coast, but it was weird how 2 died weeks from each other, only weeks after discovering a tumor on the heart and brain respectively, and the eldest died just mos before. We also have a friend in our circle who lost a struggle w/brain cancer this time last year. He was barely 40. I've noticed following our graduating class on Facebook that people are losing 40 year old siblings or dying themselves (Most of us are 52) in greater numbers than I believe our parents ever faced. I don't understand how no one seems to ask questions although I do think this is tied to the backyard gardening movement.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Wow, you think anyone that lives near the coast is rich? I live 10 miles inland I rent a small place and can't move because I am very ill, and broke. BTW, some of the higher readings are in Bakerfield where all the food is grown for the USA……"Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee."

      • We Not They Finally

        newsblackout, point well taken. But just imagine if/when it hits communities like Malibu. Those folks might not be taking their misfortune too well. Not wishing this on ANYONE, of course. And maybe some celebrity activism will be needed down the line.

  • WHO WILL INHERIT THE EARTH after humans are done playing with dangerous toys?

    I'm reading an excellent little book – The Invisible Kingdom by Idan Ben-Barak – all about microbes. It's written by a young author and in the style of a young person. It's fun to read. This morning I'm learning about Deinococcus radiodurans – a SUPERBUG. This bug can tolerate extremely high doses of radiation.

    According to the book:
    – "He thrives happily after being zapped with 1.5 million rads, and can apparently withstand twice that."
    – Humans don't survive 400 to 1000 rads of ionizing radiation.
    – The cockroach and E-coli can tolerate ten times as much.
    – One type of parasitoid wasp can tolerate up to 185 times as much.


    And the bacterium who actually finds uranium yummy.


    Meet the tardigrades, the toughest animal on the planet. Cute? Not really. Tardigrades or water bears can hack temperatures as low as -457 degrees, heat as high as 357 degrees, and 5,700 grays of radiation, when 10-20 grays would kill humans and most other animals. And they can live up to 200 years.

    See pictures –


    GRAYS of radiation:


    • ftlt

      Tracy: At the rate we are going it will not be humans or at least any we can identify

      • It's a big irony that we – who tell ourselves how SUPERIOR we are to all other species because of our capacity to think (evidence says otherwise) and our compassion (evidence overwhelmingly against it) – are now cornered by the results of our own foolishness and callousness.

        When I was a kid I always KNEW that animals were my best friends and deserving of my love and care. Now I realize that it is animals who are the superior species. Particularly our companion animals, who have so much to teach us about compassion, decency, and love.

        I'm now caring for my very sick cat. He, like my other pets before, has been my teacher. I could fill volumes with his qualities. Many of us find this world much more bearable because of our animals' beautiful presence and love.

        I feel so sorry and so guilty for the harm we are causing to all other creatures.

        If Gaia is a living organism, she will find the way to get rid of humans. We are nature's mistake.


        Article on our assumption of superiority: "We ignore the inconvenient fact that we choose to define and measure intelligence in terms of our greatest strengths." –


        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Tracy, you are a breath of fresh air in the room and very wise…

          • Thank you, Obewanspeaks, for your very kind words.

            • NoNukes NoNukes

              Tracy W,

              I believe that there are compassionate and loving humans, (Japanese, American, Canadian, etc.), compassionate and loving animals (cats, dogs, pandas, etc.),

              and little cat bastards that wake you up every night of their 14 year long life just for fun, lol…:-)

              along with genocidal freaks (Japanese, American, Canadian, etc.) like those running the nuclear industry, eager to poison the earth and bring cancer, heart attacks, suffering to all…

              please don't throw out the innocent, kind, wise babies with the radioactive bath water…

        • Cerviche

          Nature does what she does best, man suffers because of a lack of respect as well as infringing on the natural order and balance of things…..

    • Enlite2.0

      The curious aspect of microbes is how responsible they are for most of what we consider our own feelings, thoughts, drives and wants. To change your thoughts- change your diet- this changes your majority- and thereby the 'messages' that seek to drive you.

      An 'Eve' type experiment- (wherein I eat the fruit)- so far I have noted a few specificities:

      Bacteria: The goal setters, with a note that dairy exacerbates emotional response, especially guilt and/or regrets.

      Yeast: ramps up both the feel good and the anxiety- depending on your current situation.

      Viral: Really drives social interaction- seeking human sympathy or spreading the contagion? 🙂

      Parasitic: Also social- but with a much more controlled setting- limited group interaction.

      Four seasons, four winds, four elements… etc. The secret is in the balance- to keep them all in check. This is simplified for expedience. Thanks for the links!

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        So interesting, Enlite2.0, thank you.

      • Ourself Ourself

        Interesting. As I read that I also thought about how disease and viruses can act like a type of catalyst so that we change things about ourselves, such as our diet and lifestyle in general. It gives us more motivation to take care of ourselves. Not entirely related to what you're saying, just an observation.

    • We Not They Finally

      Tracy, VERY interesting about the superbugs. That black fungus they found as far south as Tokyo – it’s the same thing. It THRIVES on radiation and accumulates humongous amounts of it.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Humans? What is a human? 😉

  • Cerviche

    No matter how much human DNA is constructed, broken down, modified/altered we will NEVER be able to tolerate any intolerable amounts of radiation, if we get exposed to radiation and survive bet on the reality that the children wont

    • We Not They Finally

      That’s it exactly. It gets WORSE generation by generation, not better. You think you have a normal child but the grandchild is deformed, and so on.

  • * The awareness of REAL issues is but a thin veneer over the monotonous chipboard of our body politic. Despite the heroic campaign of Dr. Jill Stein, she drew only 36/100ths of 1 percent of the popular vote 🙁

    * Since 99% of those who bother to vote buy the baloney –obliviously parroting our "manufactured consensus" (your choice of Democrat or Republican artificial flavoring), we'd best pay attention to how our ship of state is actually being steered.

    * If morbidity and death from radiation reaches pandemic proportions, it won't be millions of early deaths among commoners which will matter to "the deciders". It will be cancers and hair loss among celebrities and billionaires –which will pass a belated judgement on nuclear power.

    Wearing a radiation suit on the deck of your yacht and having to decontaminate puking sick servants –just won't do.

    We (few) can jump up and down, spell out a warning on the beach, do actions which are both concrete and symbolic (like the passing out of ceramic peace buttons in 1958:


    Perhaps a series of ceramic "time capsule tiles" projects –for bridging our failed civilization to a better future (however distant) could help turn the tide.

    But for now, this is the sad reality:


  • Why the kirosawa current, and not the north pacific current?

    The illustration is faulty above…

    The current most likely to be affected runs north to Washington. . Not East to California

    • RememberThis RememberThis


      BTW I accidentally hit the "report comment" button instead of the "reply" button…my bad

      Sorry TMG

  • Lilith

    I think the appropriate term for this New World Order, so to speak should be Corporatism… Democracy, capitalism, socialim, communism do not correctly define the evolution of governmental development we are experiencing.. There may be wealthy folk in Seattle & California with fancy beach houses, but most of these areas are inhabited by the usual folk. As much as wealthy greedaholics suck for all life on this planet, it is hardly appropriate to be overjoyed with the death of most of them, I think. Until humans evolve to understand their errors, more will simply be born with the same affliction 🙁 I understand that we are technically at war with all that desire to destroy our planet and all life. Our constructive efforts are needed, OR ELSE, but we have seen over and over what death and destruction bring. Isn't it time to try something else now? Our strategy needs to be firm (walk the plank criminal Corporatists), intelligent, and ultimately compassionate for all life, as life is sacred. I am so heartbroken by the actions of unevolved, believe me!! A serious idea… What are the oppinions on taking radioactive waste and catapulting/rocket shipping it into the sun?

    • We Not They Finally

      Lilith, I like how you think, though the idea of shipping nuclear waste into the Sun, aside from being outlandishly unfeasible, might actually make things worse. I'm not an expert, but you might google "unintended consequences" with that one!

  • rockyourworld

    the story fails to mention all the airline flights and tankers coming from japan,over or past it carrying the "pollution" here daily

  • rockyourworld

    lilith what if the rocket stalls and falls back to earth?

  • rockyourworld

    human:filthiest animal on the planet

  • Lilith

    Good point, Rock! Idk… Seems wherever we place it will bite someone's butt forever 🙁 if it did successfully make it to the sun, would this help future generations by leaving our planet less toxic? We sure need to take drastic measures and figure out a solution because there are more fukus in the making 🙁

  • Lilith

    Thanks WNTF 🙂 ! I do need to do tons more research. Brainstorming out loud because we sure do need to figure something out quickly since fuku is so horrendous, yet is only one genie out of the nuclear bottle.. I am racking my brain trying to come up with realistic solutions because I LOVE this BEAUTIFUL planet !! I love this gift of life! I refuse to let greed take this inherent gift from us all!! There has to be a way, damnit! So overwhelming.. Uggh.. Anyway… Protect, educate, brainstorm, love all life. Blessings, y'all <3

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    In 100 years, the destruction of the Pacific Ocean Fishery by Fukushima will be the economic story of our times:

  • Sol Man

    Doesn't feel good thinking of all of the "junk" that will be floating about, or bucky balls in the salt spray when I'm sittin' on down by the dock o' the bay

  • i hate springerlink. FULLTEXT of pdf available for viewing or download here:

    …..your welcome.

    • ENENews

      Updated post, thank you

    • cubby

      Great post, thank you.

    • Mats

      Thank you very much. I also hate 39,95$ links.

      It´s soon paid by the chinese people, I think.

      „Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint! / Und das mit Recht; denn alles was entsteht / Ist werth daß es zu Grunde geht; / Drum besser wär’s daß nichts entstünde. / So ist denn alles was ihr Sünde, / Zerstörung, kurz das Böse nennt, / Mein eigentliches Element.“

  • cubby

    a female faust, great post!

  • thank you cubby, i am pleased you enjoyed it. and thank you Enenews for the honor. Mats, <<Du nennst dich einen Teil und stehst doch ganz vor mir?>> Or more to the point of the medium (this), Do excuse the typo.

  • Vorith

    May sound funny but I was consuming Miso soup with seaweed (from Edward & Sons) until I turned the box to find that it's "a product of Japan" and "Packaged in California".

    Now I tried contacting both them directly and another company which distributes the former's wares, to no avail. This does not inspire confidence.

    So, does anyone know if these guy's test their products? I'm done with anything from Japan but I hear Miso is very good for detoxing. So maybe someone knows of a better source for miso soup? I am rather pissed for both companies not getting back to me on such a valid concern. My guess now is that they know the game is up or will be – but maybe I'm wrong.

    • or-well

      Vorith if you live in a major urban area, there may be local producers of Miso who use non GMO and organic grown so check health food stores and see. They have lists of suppliers even if they don't always sell all the products.