“BREAKING NEWS – Scientists detect Fukushima radiation on North American shores” — Coastal communities ‘concerned’ — Over 7 Bq/m3 of cesium from dock in Pacific Northwest — Professor: It indicates arrival of other radioactive substances — “Represents potential radiological health risk” (VIDEO)

Published: April 6th, 2015 at 10:26 am ET


Statesman Journal, Apr 6, 2015: BREAKING NEWS Scientists detect Fukushima radiation on North American shores — Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached North America… cesium-134 and cesium-137 in a sample of seawater taken in February from a dock on Vancouver Island… It’s the first time radioactivity from the March 2011 triple meltdown has been identified on West Coast shores [see: April 2011 — California seawater squeezed from kelp sample had 400,000 Bq/m3 of Iodine-131]… sample was taken Feb. 19… It contained 1.5 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m3) of cesium-134, the Fukushima fingerprint, and 5 Bq/m3 of cesium-137 [actually 1.4 and 5.8, respectively]… Fukushima radiation concerns coastal communities… models have predicted that in general, the plume would hit the shore in the north first, then head south toward California… currents can be unpredictable… Woods Hole has received support from the National Science Foundation to analyze about 250 seawater samples that will be collected next month…

CTVNews, Apr 6, 2015: First low-level trace of Fukushima radioactivity detected off B.C. — But the levels are so low they are likely of little concern… Still, researchers say this is the first detectable of radioactivity from Fukushima found in a water sample taken from the U.S. and Canadian West Coast… Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at WHOI who has been measuring radioactivity in Pacific seawater since 2011, says it’s been important to carefully monitor the oceans, given that the Fukushima disaster saw the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the oceans in history.

Buesseler’s statement: “Even if the levels were twice as high, you could still swim in the ocean for six hours every day for a year and receive a dose more than a thousand times less than a single dental X-ray. While that’s not zero, that’s a very low risk.. We expect more of the sites will show detectable levels… Predicting the spread of radiation becomes more complex the closer it gets.”

CBC Radio, March 2015: Four years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, scientists like UVic’s Jay Cullen are still monitoring the Pacific waters near us for radiation. Listen to what he’s found and what he hasn’tCullen: “If we see cesium-134 in a water sample or a fish for example we know that that’s been affected by the Fukushima disaster… Not only is cesium a marker for other isotopes that were released… it also represents a potential radiological health risk because if its internalized… it can damage our cells and cause illness. So the risk of illness appearing in individuals relates to the activity, how much of that isotope ends up in their body. Given the nature of this disaster, with most of the isotopes going into the North Pacific Ocean, the most likely way that a human being would be exposed to this radioactivity at this point would be through the consumption of seafood.” >> Full interview here

Watch Woods Hole’s latest projection of Fukushima Cs-137 levels through 2021 here

Published: April 6th, 2015 at 10:26 am ET


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Aspects of DNA Damage from Internal Radionuclides – Christopher Busby

    Comparing external and internal irradiation: the ICRP/ ICRU bag of water model. In case A, external radiation (X-rays or gamma rays) there are 20 events uniformly spaced throughout the tissue and the “absorbed dose” (see text) at any microscopic point is evenly distributed. In case B, for internal irradiation (here from a radioactive particle) there is a very large transfer of energy to a small tissue volume and the concept of “absorbed dose” does not apply.


    • Say, Jebus , did you notice Kenny didn't look for tritiated-water? HE ALSO seems to be missing the plutonium, which we all know should be there. I'm so sick of that guy being in the newz as Wood's hole..

      • Jebus Jebus

        It is logically assumed that the 2000+ other manmade radionuclides are present in various quantities.

        Tritium being one of the greatest quantities. You cant tell what reactor or process that tritium sources from.

        The 134/137 association is used to ID the source, a reactor, and to quantify, (guestimate) the amounts, given that ratio's of isotopes are supposidly known, in the best circumstances, ie: the lab…

        In truth the limited data points makes the sampling for quantities, exponentially error prone, to say the least…

        In short, no one has a fucking grip on how much radiation from Fukushima, has been spilled into our one Ocean.

        It continues today, and will be continuing for at least a hundred years…

        This is not about human doses. That comes after bioaccumulation and biomagnification of radionuclides into 3 billion peoples food supply.

        • Jebus Jebus

          Think of all of the 2000+ unstable isotopes escaping from Fukushima, from day one, as an infinite, exponential, 3D fractal that all the computing power that has ever been been tapped on this Earth, can not model accurately…

          • Oh, I know. And nobody is looking for any of them.
            Yes, we do know why, but yes, it's frustrating. Even more frustrating are the fools who come out in public and say stupid stuff, like our Kenny boy.
            I hope he falls out of his boat and learns how dangerous swimming in the ocean actually is. In fact, I hope a starving sea-lion family comes upon him and decides they're hungry enough…

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Jebus, AnneBeck, hello. You must also have noticed the typical disclaimer:

              Buesseler’s statement: “Even if the levels were twice as high, you could still swim in the ocean for six hours every day for a year and receive a dose more than a thousand times less than a single dental X-ray. While that’s not zero, that’s a very low risk.. We expect more of the sites will show detectable levels…


              CTVNews, Apr 6, 2015: First low-level trace of Fukushima radioactivity detected off B.C. — But the levels are so low they are likely of little concern…

              Guess these folks have had their heads stuck in the sand or some other dark place for the past 4 years + ~1 mo.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                As if the radiation JUST GOT here, which we all know is just a flat out LIE.

                Guess what people! We JUST DETECTED radiation off the coast of North America for the FIRST TIME.

                Sure, Buck, sure, as my older siblings used to say.

    • ISPC

      Yes. Jebus. TY. A big revelation of the Nuclear Industry's dirtiest "dirty little secret". Nuclear Radiation, particularly an ingested alpha particle, is the principle cause of Cancer; not "Bad Luck", and that food and water are the principle routes of ingestion. It is evidence like this that may contribute to avoiding extinction of the Human Race. Not a small thing.


      Just to add, I appreciate Dr. Timothy Mousseau's research of the Biological consequences of exposure to Ionizing Radiation. He is following a course of investigation that centers around "Oxidative Stress," inside the cells, and that this stress results in genetic damage.

      <00:00:30"> "Oxidative Stress, in all living organisms, if it is not dealt with, with antioxidants, can lead to genetic damage.

      Professor Timothy Mousseau at Fukushima Symposium


      The more we learn along these lines…

      • Pete

        That is an excellent article, they expound on many of the points I have been making for a couple of years now. I just wish they would put it on its own page, it looks pretty chintzy with all their ads for dermarollers and crap.

        That's one of those links unfortunately I would never give anyone, like the site documenting all the animals and sea life deaths but directly linking it to biblical prophesy.

        Its a shame there is so much crap out there mixed in with the good articles making valid points because I find most "educated" people will automatically discount a cheesy looking website trying to sell crap.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Everyone should read this in it's entirety…

    Radioactive radiation is the true cause of most cancer

    Cancer is often regarded as something that just occurs mainly naturally, a consequence of people living longer than they used to. But we can prove that this is untrue. We can prove that there is an exact year in history when cancer very suddenly became an ever growing worldwide problem, totally unrelated to average life expectancy. This year was the year when nuclear testing started and when the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were dropped. We think it can be proven that the great majority of cancer cases is caused by alpha radiation from radioactive fertilizer from mines that have natural Radium content, as well as alpha radiation from contaminated soil as a consequence of nuclear accidents and atmospheric nuclear detonations.


    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      I like the way these people think! 😉

      Nice to see people starting to connect all the dots..purposefully hidden from view by so many others.

      Our biological evolutionary process can not take this recent planetary onslaught of manmade radiation contamination in all forms. 🙁

      We need to shut them all down now..while we still can. 🙂

      • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

        Great article Obewan! With the jet stream passing over Alaska then coming down east of the rockies there is little chance for rain to happen in California. This has generally been the pattern since 2009 other than when it varies up and down unnaturally occasionally. I have suspected this as a result of HAARP,and they did mention it there. My prediction (and hypothesis) is that it works and is being used to melt the polar ice caps, and direct the jet stream away from California so the plume from Japan doesn't nail the coast as bad. My weather prediction for the foreseeable future says this pattern will continue! Meaning drought in California and freezing cold winters in the midwest, and toasty winters in Anchorage!

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          tinfoilhat, agreed, but if they're trying to preserve the coast to grow food, assuming "they" want to feed people, it has to rain sooner or later. "They" cannot continually divert all the precip away from the coast. Or we turn into a desert here, and the breadbasket in the Western U.S. dries up and dies. Period. End of story.

          Are you folks out in the Midwest getting this? You're getting the shite dumped on you, most likely, in the biggest amounts. And I know a lot of the 'newsers are anxious about consuming California produce. (What about Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, the Rockies States, the Midwest, the East Coast, and anything within 2,000 miles north or east of WIPP?

          We're so hosed. All of, us, and it seems, everywhere.

          What tangled webs we weave.

  • Okay. SO I thought we were going to have something real..; like real scientist had finally come out and spoken the truth. Instead, we have Wood's hole, Buesseler, telling the kiddies to jump on into the ocean, as the water's fine.

    I do NOT trust Buesseler, who's funding comes from the nuke-cartel, and I don't trust Buesseler's way of checking the water (by drying it out, first.) Also, Kenny boy is only checking water in certain areas. Hot-spots throughout the ocean are more important than Ken going back to the same spot, looking for anything but radionuclides, and comparing it to bananas or (Ken's favorite), potato chips.

    This guy is not an honest person.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nuclear fuel Particles In The Environment May 28th 2002

    Characteristics, Atmospheric Transport, and Skin Doses

    In the present thesis, nuclear fuel particles are studied from the perspective oftheir characteristics, atmospheric transport and possible skin doses.
    These particles, often referred to as ’hot’ particles, can be released into the environment, as has happened in past years, through human activities,
    incidents and accidents, such as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986.
    Nuclear fuel particles with a diameter of tens of micrometers, referred tohere as large particles,
    may be hundreds of kilobecquerels in activity and even an individual particle may present a quantifiable health hazard.


  • Sickputer

    AB gets 311 plaudits for asking about the other Fukushima radioisotopes.

    So where's the strontium-90 reports? Oh yeah…the dribble effect for Big Brother news releases. Stay tuned for the verboten S-word to get some lip service down the line.

    The EPA will at some point issue a bland Fukushima NPP Strontium-90 warning. Here's their generic description:

    "How does strontium-90 get into the body?
    People may inhale trace amounts of strontium-90 as a contaminant in dust. But, swallowing Sr-90 with food or water is the primary pathway of intake.

    What does strontium-90 do once it gets into the body?

    When people ingest Sr-90, about 70-80% of it passes through the body. Virtually all of the remaining 20-30% that is absorbed is deposited in the bone. About 1% is distributed among the blood volume, extracellular fluid, soft tissue, and surface of the bone, where it may stay and decay or be excreted."

    BB proclaimed in 2011: The ocean is vast, radiation dilutes and will never reach North America in measurable amounts.

    SP: Bioaccumulation and strontium-90 (and tritium and plutonium and the rest of the bad boys) is way down on the list for the carefully crafted news releases. The sleeping mass public is nervous over the weird animal deaths. But luckily for the nucleoapes the economy is in a sucky phase and most people have their attention diverted to pressing material needs.

    To be…

    • Sickputer


      Wealthier better educated North Americans on the west coastal plain may have more interest in the radiation reaching America. Sensing a future real estate decline may be more of an incentive to relocate than just health reasons. Regardless of their reason, I expect a fairly sizable number of people to sell out and move to safer areas. How many depends on the future bad news about Fukushima. That news will get far worse despite nucleoape propaganda.

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        I used to think that, too. But now I doubt it. Property values continue to rise exceedingly throughout CA, and especially in the most populous S.F. and L.A. areas. Malibu properties are setting new high price records. Do not underestimate the power of mass media to obfuscate the truth.

        Wealthier and "better educated" (capitalistically indoctrinated and successful) people are all the more heavily invested in the system, which means they are willfully blind. This is quite obvious in their behavior across the spectrum of their apparent concerns for the environment, which are expressed in superficial ways, but don't allow anyone to take away their privileges and perks! Their success is dependent on cooperating with the banksters that are screwing us in order to exploit energy resources.

        I had a conversation with just such a person, a business owner. He acknowledged the "potential" dangers, but gave the same old excuses of "what can you do? — governments are all corrupt" and "I'm not about to sacrifice my good life when nobody else will do anything."

  • Jebus Jebus

    Chernobyl And What To Expect From Fukushima – The Facts – 3-29-11

    5) When the reactor exploded, it expelled not only gases and aerosols but also particles of U fuel melted together with other radionuclides ­from hot particles. When absorbed into the body (with water, food or inhaled air), such particles generate high doses of radiation even if an individual is in an area of low contamination.


  • Jebus Jebus

    Radiation Health Effects

    ICRP Radiation Model Inadequacies

    The officially-sanctioned International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) model masquerades as being scientifically based. It is being used to underestimate cancer and other detrimental health risks of radiation exposure, misrepresent nuclear accident risks, dismiss actual health findings, and excuse inadequate monitoring of the contamination levels.


  • drip…
    Can't wait to see how bad the numbers are "off" in the coming months / years…

    Time stamp / 4/6/2015 6bq North pacific…
    Lets do a 2 year time capsule on this figure and see how well it checks out.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I wonder if there is enough information in these threads for everyone to realize what we, humans, have done to this Earth…

    We have become the "apes of wrath" to every other creature on the planet…

    • Ya Jebus, I am doing what I can now, but i am disgusted this is on my watch, shitty freaking shepherd dog I have been. but it ain't over, and I shall joust on.

      • Gabe Gabe

        Anyone here ever use a telescope to Id the planes and their numbers which dump geo engineering chemicals?
        The planes must be registered somewhere.
        Once we know who owns the and where they are…………..

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Good one, Jebus. The Apes of Wrath. Welcome to the man made dustbowl planet.

      California here I come?

      California, there it's gone.

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      "I wonder if there is enough information in these threads for everyone to realize what we, humans, have done to this Earth…""

      Hi Jebus , T.I.S posted link to book

      : "Vampire of Macondo"


      I clicked just because on another title i saw advertised there..

      called : UBUNTU Contributionism (linux ? what's that doing here??:)

      But turned out it belonged indeed there..


      The path that brought us here as a species is not only filled with lies and deception of unimaginable proportion, but also with continuous manipulation of the human race that goes back thousands of years all controlled by money. Michael Tellinger has come full circle since his epic Slave Species of god in 2006, by proposing a blueprint for the emancipation of the slave species called humanity. The world, and everything in it, has been incorporated, including every single human being, without their knowledge. But how do we use the knowledge of the past effectively, to benefit all of humanity into the future?

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        """Tellinger redefines the previously misunderstood origins of money and the rise of the royal banking elite, that have controlled the world for millennia, and who continue to do so today through the modern banking families. He points out that money did not evolve from thousands of years of barter and trade, but that it was maliciously introduced to the human race as a tool of absolute control and enslavement. Tellinger makes a strong case, that if we do not understand our human origins, we cannot come to terms with why the world is so utterly confusing and messed up in the 21st century.
        He demonstrates that our current situation presents us with a unique opportunity to change the course of our destiny. Michael Tellinger describes how the ancient African philosophy of UBUNTU will allow us to seamlessly move from a divided, money-driven society, to prosper in united communities driven by people, their God-given talents and their passion for life. Coming to terms with our enslavement as a species by the global financial system, is critical to discovering the path to full enlightenment.
        UBUNTU Contributionism presents a solid foundation for a new social structure to take us into a new era of true freedom from financial tyranny, towards real prosperity on every level of human endeavor.

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          ""Since 2010, Michael Tellinger and a small group of brave individuals, have spearheaded the civil defense against the fraudulent activities of the South African banks. Over a period of three years, during which they defended themselves at great personal loss and cost, against the most seasoned lawyers money can buy, Tellinger and friends successfully uncovered the criminal activity of the banksters , how they hide behind their legal watch dogs and the infinitely complex legal system. He uncovered how they manipulate the justice system for their continued benefit and how they get away with crimes against humanity, destroying millions of people s lives in the process on, day by day.
          Tellinger s in-depth exposé of the global banking fraud includes the privately owned FEDERAL RESERVE BANK in the USA, the very powerful SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK, and other central banks of the world including the BANK OF ENGLAND. This journey has taken him through the halls of the Supreme Court in Johannesburg and the Constitutional Court, indicating clearly by the words of the registrar of the court that, our courts do not dispense justice, they uphold the law … no matter how crooked the law may be.
          While the courtroom dramas were largely ignored by mainstream media, it attracted the attention of millions of people around the world, leading to the birth of the New Economics Rights Alliance, which became the third largest NPO in South Africa within six months of its launch

  • Sol Man

    Who let the scientists detect something?!

    • irhologram

      Nail on the head, Sol Man. All info is vetted. Back in the day, when I worked for a paper and stories were quelled, I bought into the theory that it was the fault of advertisers. And then when my local-level TV documentary budget dried up, I bought it that it was because it was economically sensible to produce on a national level. And then when new regs allowed ownership of multiple outlets and only five entities remained as the gatekeepers of all news, I bought it that powerful ownership controlled news for economic agendas. Now I believe it's something more sinister and all information is Vetted, contrived, and purposed from one controlling, hierarchical source with a meniachal agenda, which of course, controls PR from scientists, as well as all else.

  • Angela_R

    We don't get skies like this above our beaches, nor do I recognize the froth of the waves; the scattered blobs also look 'heavy'; interesting tidal formation.


    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      When you take into account the massive size of the Pacific Ocean and then realize that radiation signatures from a single failed 3 core meltdown Nuclear Complex are being picked up in that same water all over that same ocean 5 thousand miles away… you know that this was by far the Largest Nuclear Industrial Accident to ever happen anywhere on this planet.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Well, actually, Obe-Wan, they're picking up Fukushima signatures all through Europe and further east, too.

        This is the largest man-made accident of any kind in the history of this planet. But the good news is, there will be more to come.

        'As US Seeks To "Contain" Iran Nuclear Plans, Russia & China Expand Theirs'

        "Russia and China are discussing further broadening of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of nuclear development, an anonymous source told journalists on Monday.

        "The expansion of cooperation between the Russian Federation and China in the nuclear sphere is being actively discussed," the source said, adding that talks on the construction of the seventh and eighth units of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Station in China are in the final stage."


        Eight NPP's in one complex on the coast, upwind from Japan and North America. In addition to the other dozens of NPP's being planned or already built.

        What could possible go wrong???

    • Guardian seems to be just another pro nuclear mouthpiece.

      Pro WHOI, not a word said in dispute of anything pro nuclear.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Well, I guess after the TMI Nuclear Meltdown they really prepared for all the death with this placement of the hospital right next to the cemetery. Less drive time no doubt! Can't make this crap up!

  • Nick

    "The food safety law is intended to change the F.D.A.’s inspection system, which critics say provides inadequate oversight of the billions of pounds of food produced and eaten each year. The food safety system is spread out over more than 15 agencies, but the F.D.A. is responsible for the bulk of what Americans eat.

    Under the law, the agency is supposed to increase its inspections of foreign food facilities that export to the United States. But a report by the Government Accountability Office found that the agency had not kept up with the pace of inspections mandated by Congress."


    It seems some food from Japan has escaped radiation monitoring and has entered the US Food Supply, since the FDA has not kept up with the pace of inspection….

    Bet on it.

    Still drinking Japanese tea?

    That bioaccumulation scare? Just a bunch of hooey by scare mongers.

    Guess what? Food born illnesses will rise as the mutations proceed a pace of all manner of viruses, fungi, and bacterium.

    Nasty stuff, like stomach bugs that last a week, coughs that linger for months, body aches that never go away, mental aberrations of all sorts, sleep disorders, etc.

    I think we are already seeing evidence of food source weirdness.

    Seafood that you THINK (believe, hope, etc.) is from…

  • rogerthat


    On 4/5/2015, Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory announced they observed the significant increase of volcanic earthquakes of Mt. Tokachidake.

    Mt. Tokachidake is situated in the middle of Hokkaido of Japan.

    According to Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, they measured 134 volcanic earthquakes on 4/4/2015. 4 more quakes were observed on 4/5/2015 by 8am. All the epicenters were right under the crater.

    The volcanic earthquake has happened increasingly more frequently since 1997. It has not happened more than 134 times a day since they recorded in 1964.



    Iori Mochizuki

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Fukushima Contamination Hits US & Canada, Readings Near Peak Estimate Range
    April 6th, 2015
    “Woods Hole announced some recent findings of Fukushima identified radioactive contamination found offshore in the US and Canada. The test samples were collected seven months ago, with the exception of sample CS109 that remains undated. The press release provided no actual data except the undated CS109 sample, but insisted it was “trace” amounts. and “well below internationally established levels of concern to humans and marine life” but did not cite any sources for this claim.
    “Pacific contamination levels during 1960′s atomic bomb testing in the Pacific reached 30 bq/m3.
    Various studies have indicated radiation levels off the US/Canadian Pacific coast could reach 10-30 bq/m3 after Fukushima based on early understanding of the radiation releases from Daiichi. Those ocean releases were admitted to be much longer in duration by TEPCO in late 2013 and again in 2014. There is also a wide variance in estimated total releases to the sea, making projections more complicated.
    “Combined cesium readings off the northern California coast were at 8.1 bq/m3 in August of 2014. This reading is already close to the lower end of the projected peaks of contamination. There also appears to be some difference between contamination and the depth the reading is taken at. More of the cesium 134 findings were at shallower depths. Most of these readings were also from July and August of 2014.

  • rogerthat

    nice to see george washington catching up with this. suck it up, dale klein.


    “The Chief Of The Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Has Admitted That The Technology Needed To Decommission Three Melted-Down Reactors Does Not Exist, And He Has No Idea How It Will Be Developed”

    April 7, 2015 by WashingtonsBlog

    Containing Fukushima Is Beyond Current Technology

    We reported in 2012 that top nuclear experts say that the technology doesn’t yet even exist to clean up Fukushima.

    Now, the head of the Fukushima nuclear plant and the head of decommissioning at Fukushima both say that the technology doesn’t exist to clean up Fukushima, and it may not exist for hundreds of years … if ever.

    The Times of London reported last month:

    The chief of the Fukushima nuclear power station has admitted that the technology needed to decommission three melted-down reactors does not exist, and he has no idea how it will be developed.

    In a stark reminder of the challenge facing the Japanese authorities, Akira Ono conceded that the stated goal of decommissioning the plant by 2051 may be impossible without a giant technological leap. “There are so many uncertainties involved. We need to develop many, many technologies,” Mr. Ono said. …

    • rogerthat

      EneNews notes:

      NHK ‘Nuclear Watch’ transcript, Mar 31, 2015 (emphasis added):

      NHK: The people trying to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been hit by setback after setback… and faced accusations of misconduct. It’s lost them a lot of public trust… [Naohiro Masuda, president of Tepco’s decommissioning company] revealed he’s not sure if he can comply with the government set plan [for] removing the fuel…

      Naohiro Masuda, president of Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning Company: We have no idea about the debris. We don’t know its shape or strength. We have to remove it remotely from 30 meters above, but we don’t have that kind of technology, it simply doesn’t exist… We still don’t know whether it’s possible to fill the reactor containers with water. We’ve found some cracks and holes in the three damaged container vessels, but we don’t know if we found them all. If it turns out there are other holes, we might have to look for some other way to remove the debris.

      NHK: Asked [about the gov’t target to begin by 2020], his answer was surprisingly candid.
      Masuda: It’s a very big challenge. Honestly speaking, I cannot say it’s possible. …

  • irhologram

    UN Climate Change Official Says “We Should Make Every Effort” To Depopulate The Planet

    Officials within the UN are pushing the notion that the human population should be reduced in order to effectively combat climate change.

    The long standing notion has been continually pushed by Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). In 2013, Figueres had a conversation with Climate One founder Greg Dalton regarding “fertility rates in population,” as a contributor to climate change.

  • rogerthat

    ha ha ha, the nucleocrats are winning, turn them all back on, goodbye japan:


    Miyazawa doubts estimate of renewable energy use
    7, 2015

  • rogerthat


    Unit 1 Basement Shows Highly Contaminated Water Remains
    April 7th, 2015

    TEPCO is making an effort to lower the water level in some of the basement rooms of the unit 1 reactor buildings.

    As groundwater has been pumped up via the outdoor subdrain pits, this has created a situation where the standing water in the basements could end up higher than the surrounding groundwater.

    This could lead to more contaminated water leaking out of the buildings.

    TEPCO is installing more water level monitoring sensors to better … Read entire article »

  • rogerthat


    Lausanne statement: Small victory for truth
    FeaturedViewpoints Mon Apr 6, 2015

    • rogerthat


      By Times of Trenton guest opinion column
      on April 06, 2015

      By Lawrence S. Wittner

      Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. senators about Iran's possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

      But it's not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since 1970, is a treaty in which the non-nuclear nations agreed to forgo developing nuclear weapons and the nuclear nations agreed to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons. It also granted nations the right to develop peaceful nuclear power.

      The current negotiations in which Iran is engaged with other nations are merely designed to guarantee that Iran, which signed the NPT, does not cross the line from developing nuclear power to developing nuclear weapons.

      Nine nations, however, have flouted the NPT by either developing nuclear weapons since the treaty went into effect or failing to honor the commitment to disarm.

      These nine scofflaws and their nuclear arsenals are Russia (7,500 nuclear warheads), the United States (7,100 nuclear warheads), France (300 nuclear warheads), China (250 nuclear warheads), Britain (215 nuclear warheads), Pakistan (100-120 nuclear warheads), India (90-110 nuclear warheads), Israel (80 nuclear warheads), and North Korea (fewer than 10 nuclear warheads). …

      • rogerthat

        … Of course, how much effect the proponents of a nuclear weapons-free world will have on the cynical officials of the nuclear powers remains to be seen. After as many as 45 years of stalling on their own nuclear disarmament, it is hard to imagine that they are finally ready to begin negotiating a treaty effectively banning nuclear weapons ― or at least their nuclear weapons.

        Meanwhile, let us encourage Iran not to follow the bad example set by the nuclear powers. And let us ask the nuclear-armed nations, now telling Iran that it should forgo possession of nuclear weapons, when they are going to start practicing what they preach.

        Lawrence Wittner, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is professor of history emeritus at SUNY/Albany. He is the author of "Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement."

  • Nick

    How will this play out during the 2020 Olympics?

    Does Japan truly think spending vast sums on sports facilities trumps developing unknown technologies to locate their awol reactor cores?


    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      More pictures and video:

      'Caught On Tape: Fire Breaks Out On Docked Russian Nuclear Submarine'

      "It was not a pleasant sight for hundreds of onlookers at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Russia's Arkhangelsk region overnight when an Oscar II-class nuclear sub undergoing repair work suddenly caught on fire. According to RIA, which cited a spokesman for the shipyard, Evgeny Gladyshev "the fire started in the ninth section of the sub close to the stern. All the personnel left the submarine and fire brigades are currently dousing the flames."


      Notice the rust along the water line on the hull? Not a good sign for a submarine.

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    "The active zone of the reactor was unloaded at the start of repairs a few years ago," the source said.

    Wonder if there is a "in-active zone" that wasn't unloaded.

    They ALWAYS play little word tricks on us…don't they?

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    The hell with Fukushima…skin cancer is linked to "holiday boom", so we better NOT go on anymore holidays.


  • rogerthat

    all those lunatics who believe nuclear power plants are a good idea need to read this. the world faces a horrible future:


    Decommissioning aging reactors inevitable, costly

    … The utilities have set aside funds, but in the end, their customers, and taxpayers throughout the country, may have to shoulder some portion of the tab in the form of higher electricity bills as politicians rush to assist the politically powerful companies and their banks by mandating government funds for decommissioning projects.

    This will come on top of the costs for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, where estimates are already in the trillions of yen and climbing with each passing year.

  • rogerthat


    EDITORIAL: Atomic Bomb Dome continues to deliver vital message to the world
    April 06, 2015

    … Everything changed on Aug. 6, 1945. The atomic bomb dropped by a U.S. bomber detonated 600 meters above ground and obliterated the city along with more than 100,000 lives.

    The building, which was ruined but retained its shape despite the tremendous force of the blast, came to be called the Atomic Bomb Dome after the end of World War II.

    In 1996, it was designated as a World Heritage site under the name of the “Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome).” Genbaku means Atomic Bomb.

    The message sent out by the Atomic Bomb Dome is important in today’s world, which is awash with more than 10,000 nuclear weapons. …

    One little-known fact is that many Hiroshima citizens called for removal of the building after the end of the war, saying the ruins were a constant reminder of their profound sorrow.

    But a diary kept by Hiroko Kajiyama, who was exposed to radiation from the atomic bomb and died of leukemia in 1960 at age 16, changed the situation.

    In her diary, Kajiyama wrote, “Will only the distressing Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (the Atomic Bomb Dome) continue to show the world forever how awful the atomic bombing is?”

    Moved by her words, local children started collecting donations and, in 1966, the Hiroshima municipal assembly adopted a resolution for preservation of the building. …

  • rogerthat


    By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
    April 05, 2015

    BELFAST, Maine — One of Jeffery Dean’s close Army buddies died two days ago of a cancer that the Belfast man has no problem connecting to their stint cleaning up nuclear waste together on a tiny South Pacific atoll.

    The problem is, that’s not how they see it over at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — and that makes Dean see red.

    The VA recently responded to a Bangor Daily News query asking why the men stationed on hot, dusty Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the late 1970s are not designated as “Atomic Veterans.”

    Dean and his buddy Tod Lentini were among a few thousand American troops tasked with rehabilitating the atoll before it was returned to the people of the Marshall Islands. It was the scene of more than 40 nuclear tests.

    “The data accumulated over the three years of the project do not indicate any area or instance of concern over radiological safety. All doses, internal and external were minimal,” VA spokeswoman Ndidi Mojay said in an email.

    She said that according to a 1981 report about the Enewetak Atoll cleanup, if a veteran had entered a radiological area during his time on the Marshall Islands, he would have worn a dosimeter — a gadget that measures radiation. …

    • rogerthat

      Of 12,000 individual records, none showed exposures that exceeded occupational radiation exposure dose limits.

      “Overall, the radiation protection program at Enewetak achieved its goal of maintaining personnel radiation exposures as low as reasonably achievable,” Mojay said.

      She said that the majority of veterans who served on the atoll use the VA for either primary or supplementary health care and that the agency continues to care for the nation’s veterans.

      The designation of Atomic Veteran, narrowly defined by legislation, allows veterans who have developed one of several specific cancers or nonmalignant conditions to be eligible for compensation or free medical care through the VA. They do not have to prove their cancers were caused by radiation.

      Dean, a 58-year-old cancer survivor, said Sunday that the VA’s response is not surprising, but it upsets him all the same. His friend, a 62-year-old who spent eight months working on Enewetak Atoll, was diagnosed with prostate cancer just a few months ago. When doctors did more tests, they found the cancer had metastasized through his kidneys and liver. Lentini, a talented mechanic who had moved to Searsport two years ago, couldn’t be helped.

      “I didn’t think he’d go this quick,” Dean said of Lentini, adding that the cancer diagnosis pushed him to become an activist. “It became apparent to me somebody’s got to do something. We decided to go out and be vocal about it.” …

      • rogerthat

        He said that veterans he knows have written to ask for their dosimeter records from the VA, and when they receive them, all the readings have been blacked out.

        He also does not believe the dosimeters they were given back then worked properly.

        It’s just common sense, Dean said, that bulldozing radioactive surface soil and moving it to a giant crater with little protective gear would end up causing problems for the men who did the work.

        “It’s pure, 100 percent cover-up,” Dean said. “It was the airborne dust that contaminated us. It just absolutely boggles my mind that they can say that.”

        Paul Laird, a 58-year-old veteran from Otisfield who has had many health problems, including cancers, landed on the atoll in May 1977. He was tasked with bulldozing vegetation and topsoil in temperatures that rose to 125 degrees.

        “I had no protective gear whatsoever. Nothing. Not even a dust mask,” he said. “That stuff would just poof and cover me. I would wrap my T-shirt around my face. I did not feel right from the start.

        ''When I’m sitting there on the dozer with no protection and I see a dignitary at the site to check out the project with a full hazmat suit and respirator, that sets up a red flag for me.”

        For Laird, getting the Atomic Veterans designation likely would make it easier to get a disability rating from the VA because of his cancers.

        “They flat turned me down,” he said. “No proof of radiation exposure.” …

      • 300,000 veterans were exposed to radiation from bomb testing.

        Did they pull out the only 15,000 that showed lower levels?

        What about the other 290,000 dosimeter readings?

  • Sol Man

    Probably shouldn't have built those npp's on porous, easily dissipated stuff. No, they never should have built the reactors, anywhere.

    Where did this death-wish mandate come from to put all life on earth at such danger?

    There is no atonement for what has been done.

  • rogerthat


    April 2, 2015

    Citizens Nationwide Urge Obama to Require Government Contractors to Disclose Political Spending; More Than Half a Million Signatures Delivered to White House

    Activists in 30 States Send Message: An Executive Order Would Shine Light on Corporate Corruption and End Pay-to-Play

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from an array of public interest organizations delivered more than 550,000 petition signatures to the White House today, calling on President Barack Obama to curb the pernicious influence of money in politics by issuing an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending.

    Using a 15-foot inflatable flashlight as a prop to highlight the need to shine a light on dark money, the groups urged Obama to act immediately. They joined activists participating in nearly 60 events in 30 states to highlight the fact that Obama can single-handedly help curb Big Money dominance in elections, which he himself deemed a problem in his latest State of the Union address. …

  • rogerthat


    A ‘renewable’ or a ‘radioactive’ future?
    April 4, 2015

    by Selvam Canagaratna

    "Fukushima contamination has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo. There are no health-related problems until now, and nor will there be in the future – I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way."

    – Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister to IOC (September 7, 2013)

    It was indeed a beyond-belief victory over truth, but the Japanese Prime Minister wasn’t the sole culprit; Mr. Abe’s very select audience, the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), seemed all too willing and wanting to be lied to, for they, as one, accepted the Abe statement at face value without first calling for an independent scientific assessment of the continuing danger to public health worldwide …

    Four years after the disaster, Joseph Mangano, Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, and Janette D. Sherman, MD, editor of Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, report that no health research has still been, or is being, conducted on the people of Japan. …

  • rogerthat


    Why is Issa ignoring the nuclear waste dump SCE has created in his district?
    April 4, 2015

    My discussion with Issa about San Onofre

    By: Roger Johnson

    Tonight I was called (by a computer) to participate in a Darrell Issa electronic Town Hall meeting.

    The way it works is that he talks constantly at length and you can call in a question, first screened by a staff member.

    I was put in a line for about 30 min listening to questions and his answers, mostly softball questions from his conservative base.

    On one question about the Middle East, he said that we don’t know if Israel has any nuclear weapons (it has been known for decades that they have at least 500).

    I finally got recognized and told him that the number one issue in his district was San Onofre becoming a nuclear waste dump indefinitely, a huge public danger with 2000 tons of waste in a tsunami quake zone.

    I further said that Yucca was rejected by the DOE as not having enough room and by scientists because of deep water penetration, and he has done nothing to help get this waste moved.

    Then he cut me off and went on and on but I could not interject or answer or debate. All one sided.

    His basic points were:

    1. I was wrong about SO being either a tsunami zone or in an earthquake fault zone. It was neither.
    2. The casks are safe because they have been there for many…

  • rogerthat

    years with no problems.
    3. He has been actively engaged because he has advocated Yucca Mt as a solution. He said it is completely safe and it is Harry Reid who is causing the problem by keeping it closed. Yucca Mt is the solution.

    End of one-sided “discussion.” Next question. He did not address my points.

    I wonder how many of you are willing to call or write to his office saying your heard his town hall discussion on April Fools day about 6:45.

    If anyone can go to his website and find a recording, please share. It would be a good time to flood him over his lack of understanding of the issues and his his lack of action and what is probably the most important problem in his district.

    If you go to his website and click on the News Room, then search for the phrase “San Onofre.” There are zero results.


    Issa: Amy walker, deputy district director, Vista 760-599-5000, DP 949 281-2449, fax 760 599-1178, Amy.walker@mail.house.gov, ca49doscheduling.mail@house.gov, ca49ima@gmail.house.gov

    Let Darrell hear from YOU: http://issa.house.gov/contact/contact-me

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      He is well paid for his 'position' on San Onofre.

      The alternative is to get the shit beat out of him like Sen. Reid, who's beating was so bad he's now blind in one eye.

      Don't fuck with the Illuminati.

  • rogerthat


    CCAC marks 25 years since 'Bump the Dump'
    Apr. 6, 2015

    CANEADEA — This week, Concerned Citizens of Allegany County (CCAC) announced a public gathering for an afternoon of activities to commemorate the successful end to an environmental battle that has kept the region free from becoming a state-sanctioned nuclear waste dump.

    Events will begin at 2 p.m. April 18 at the Caneadea Access to the Genesee River on the east side of Route 19 (Genesee River Wilds).

    In the backdrop of the scheduled meeting place is the Caneadea Camelback Bridge, where on April 5, 1990, “Grandparents of the Future” handcuffed themselves to a chain to block passage to the bridge in fierce protest of the New York State Nuclear Siting Commission and its mission to site a nuclear waste dump nearby.

    “The Grandparents” act was followed by another non-violent civil disobedience on the same day. Protesters blockaded the road on the far side of the bridge so that New York state troopers were once again unable to guide the commissioners to properties they were considering in the siting process.

    Gov. Mario Cuomo officially ordered the Siting Commission to refrain from its duties on April 6, 1990, which led to a permanent issuance of the end of the siting process. …

    • rogerthat

      The April 5, 1990 day of action and arrests followed a battle by citizens who fought to protect their land and their rights against New York state’s ill-fated plan. They fought in courtrooms, the Capitol and on the front lines.

      CCAC said citizen activists from Allegany County and beyond worked together in newly formed grassroots groups, including CCAC, ACNVAG (Allegany County Non-Violent Action Group), Allegany County Watch, and Don’t Waste NY. They held events to raise awareness, funds and to effectively stop the projected dump.

      A documentary called “My Name is Allegany County” about this successful environmental campaign can be accessed on YouTube.

      CCAC continues to meet regularly, organize events and to educate with a focus on local environmental issues. In recent years, it has raised awareness of environmental concerns surrounding ‘’fracking” (hydrofracking) and related activities. …

  • rogerthat


    Germany eyes solar, wind over nuclear power

    The Yomiuri Shimbun
    April 06, 2015
    By Eiji Noyori / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer

    In the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2011, Germany decided to phase out nuclear power generation by 2020. By 2025, the country is aiming to raise the ratio of power generation by renewable energy in its energy mix to 40 percent-45 percent.

    Renewable energy made up about 6.6 percent of Germany’s energy mix in 2000, which swelled to 25.8 percent in 2014. …

  • rogerthat

    58 min video, might be worth a look:


    New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Documentary

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  • rogerthat


    April 6, 2015

    Nevada rep turned down in bid to join Yucca tour


    WASHINGTON — A Nevada bid to send a representative when members of Congress visit Yucca Mountain this week was turned down Monday by organizers who said there was no room on the tour of the nuclear waste site.

    The executive director of the state Agency for Nuclear Projects offered to have Steve Frishman, a geology consultant, accompany the half-dozen lawmakers scheduled to examine the site 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas on Thursday.

    In a letter Monday, trip leader Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., told agency director Robert Halstead there was no room on the tour being arranged through the Department of Energy.

    “I am grateful for your generous offer of Mr. Frishman’s time; however DOE’s current itinerary for the tour is fully subscribed,” Shimkus wrote.

    Shimkus, whose state is a leading producer of electricity from nuclear energy, has said the Yucca Mountain tour was aimed at showcasing the site for a possible revival after it was shuttered by the Obama administration in 2010.

    The government spent more than 20 years and $15 billion to study Yucca as a potential repository for used fuel from nuclear power plants as well as waste from nuclear weapons production.

    A Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff report released in volumes over recent months…

    • rogerthat

      concluded Yucca Mountain might hold the highly radioactive material safely for periods up to a million years, giving new wind to Shimkus and others supportive of resurrecting the program.

      Frishman likely would have provided a competing view. He has been one of Nevada’s leading technical experts as it built an argument that the Yucca site is unsafe. The geologist also sought to accompany Shimkus on a previous visit to Yucca Mountain in 2011 but was rejected.

      “No matter how intense this fight is, I think it is really useful for people to have honest discussions with one another,” Halstead said Monday. “I think it would be useful for them to hear our view of what’s going on with the safety debate, where the questions are and what the reality is here.”

      Other members of Congress announced for the trip are Reps. Cresent Hardy and Mark Amodei, both R-Nev., Bob Latta, R-Ohio, Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.

      Counting aides and Department of Energy chaperones, it could not be immediately determined how many people were to be on the tour. A small number of news reporters also was scheduled to go along.

      Contact Steve Tetreault at stetreault@reviewjournal.com or 202-783-1760. Follow @STetreaultDC on Twitter.

      Heller: Will keep fighting…

  • No deaths from TMI?

    Just like no infants or children died or got sick due to heavy metal radioactive man made elements from Chernobyl either, right Metal?

    3 Million Children Require Treatment Because Of Chernobyl, Many Will Die Prematurely – 7 Million Total Victims – U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan; via @AGreenRoad

    But Kofi is just a worthless fraud, just like everyone else here, right Metal?

  • rogerthat


    Former employees of federal agencies can often find good (and lucrative) jobs as lobbyists, capitalizing on the connections that they forged while in public service.

    As OpenSecrets exposes, the numbers of revolving-door-enthusiasts is reminiscent of the Ebola epidemic as this deadly-to-democracy disease spreads from department to department ripping away 'hope and change' wherever it appears.

    "Revolvers" include those as powerful – and well connected – as secretaries of state and as far from Washington as Peace Corps volunteers… but The Department of Commerce tops the list…

    The agencies shown here have employed the greatest number of former lobbyists – or sent the greatest number of former employees to lobbying firms and interest groups.

    Agency Number of revolving door people profiled …

  • rogerthat

    Another Zero Hedge bullseye, submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog:

    The Iranian Nuclear Framework Finally Exposes The War Party's Big Lie
    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/07/2015

    There is virtually nothing in the substance of the deal for the War Party to attack. To defeat the deal, the War Party will have to defend its three-decade long campaign of exaggerations, distortions and bellicose animosity toward the Iranian state.

    But that is impossible because the axis-of-evil narrative was never remotely true. What the framework deal actually does, therefore, is to open the door to an eventual US withdrawal from its bloody, failed history of intervention in the middle east.

    So doing, it would pave the way for a drastic shrinkage of an obsolete war machine that has had no purpose since 1991 except to spill American blood and treasure in a region of the world where it has no business meddling. No wonder the War Party is going hysterical.


  • rogerthat


    Another Eruption, Fukushima Radiation | S0 News April 7, 2015


  • rogerthat

    This is going to develop into a huge bunfight:


    Tue Apr 7, 2015
    UPDATE 2-Weak spots found in steel of Areva's French EPR reactor

    By Geert De Clercq

    PARIS, April 7 (Reuters) – Areva has found weak spots in the steel of the EPR nuclear reactor it is building for utility EDF in Flamanville, France, French nuclear regulator ASN said on Tuesday.

    Areva and EDF said in a joint statement that while they start a series of new tests on the EPR, construction work would continue on the reactor, which is already years behind schedule and billions of euros over budget.

    ASN said Areva had informed it that tests at end-2014 had shown that in certain zones of the reactor vessel and cover of the EPR there was a significant concentration of carbon, which weakens the mechanical resilience of the steel and its ability to resist the spreading of cracks. …

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Way above the law and the radioactive needy aliens must be expected to arrive very soon.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The Watchers..no doubt very disturbed by what they are seeing. 🙁

  • rogerthat


    Tuesday, 7 April, 2015

    Water samples taken from a landfill site which collapsed in the south of Luxembourg have been found to contain high levels of radioactive lead and potassium.

    While the discovery is not considered to be a direct risk to humans and animals, the anomalies in samples from the Mondercange landfill site are to be further analysed.

    The origin of the strains of contaminants has yet to be clarified but, experts say they are not connected to the waste deposited at the landfill site.

    "A cow drinking water from the Kiemel stream will not drop dead," said Roger Spautz of Greenpeace. "But, you have to ask yourself about the effects of long-term exposure and why these numbers are not published." …

    • Sol Man

      It test the absolute limits of veracity to have some 'official' tell the world that such and such an event is not considered to be a direct risk to human beings. So, when is there a risk?

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