TV: Fukushima fish making it to stores, loads brought into port daily — Experts: Very, very high cesium levels in sediments; Most fish in area are radiated — Lab: We’ve never found radiation, it’s safe — Tepco: It’s pretty much under control, fences keep pollution out of ocean (VIDEO)

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Aleksey Yaroshevsky, RT reporter, Dec. 25, 2013 (at :30 in): “The port of Soma [~45 km from Fukushima Daiichi], despite being just a few km from areas [...] contaminated by radiation, seafood of all shapes and sizes lands here several times a day. [...] There are serious concerns now — this particular catch was made in the waters of the Fukushima nuclear power station.”

Yamashike Yosuke, Environmental Engineering Professor at Kyoto University, Dec. 25, 2013: “There is significant contamination in the bottom sediment, especially in the pond and the river system, that we can find at very, very high concentrations of radioactive cesium accumulated.”

Akihisa Sato, laboratory worker, Dec. 25, 2013: “We’re taking samples from every catch we make and if we ever find even the slightest trace of radiation, we’ll destroy the whole catch. So far there has been none. This fish is safe.”

Youshimi Hitosugi, Tepco spokesman, Dec. 25, 2013: “The situation is pretty much under control. We’ve built fences not to let polluted groundwaters leak into the ocean.”

Hirokai Kurosaki, economist, Dec. 25, 2013: “Most of the fish caught within the 30 kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage, because it is radiated. And Tepco is paying to local fishermen for it, so they’re happy and keep silent. Some of it though makes it to stores, but only locally.”

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142 comments to TV: Fukushima fish making it to stores, loads brought into port daily — Experts: Very, very high cesium levels in sediments; Most fish in area are radiated — Lab: We’ve never found radiation, it’s safe — Tepco: It’s pretty much under control, fences keep pollution out of ocean (VIDEO)

  • Kashiko Kashiko

    Jesus! What a bunch of dreamers (Or liars, not sure which)


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Importing contaminated products is a huge mistake.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Even if they have sealed off the harbor completely, the entire bay, plus many miles beyond must be off-limits to food production. Remember the great quote from Heaven Can Wait, "would you pay a penny for a fish that thinks?". New question is, "Would you pay a penny for a precious human life? Is there any ethical decency among corporations anymore?


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    • Questionit

      "Is there any ethical decency…"
      Nope, I do not believe there is. Think of the number of people behind the corp decisions who participate. Just like the number who new of the sailors exposure, before and during, and allowed it to happen for immediate public perception benefits at the time and as another military experiment.


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      • hbjon hbjon

        Not a military experiment. A full on nuke attack upon that battle group. Where are the congressional committees? Where are the journalists? It is no mystery what the consequences of nuke exposure are. Is this all we are? All we've become? Have we not achieved wisdom beyond this? Do we deserve better? Do TPTB think we deserve better? Jedi Warriors have a code of conduct in war, fight fire with fire. Your thoughts Obewan.


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    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      " Is there any ethical decency among corporations anymore?"

      Originally, corporations were only granted a charter by the state in which they were to operate if a need for them could be shown that could not be fulfilled otherwise, like building a public bridge. Once that project was completed, their charter was revoked.

      That was a long time ago. Corporations are now far more powerful an entity than any of us, individually or collectively. But it's important to remember that they are not sentient entities; they are legal straw men that stand in for a small group of very wealthy, untouchable people.


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  • charlie3

    Since there is no way to know where a fish has been or where it comes from, it is high time to cease eating seafood altogether.
    It's the only way to avoid fuku-fish strontium sushi.


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  • charlie3

    Let me add that mis-labelling the source and the species of seafood products was already a very common occurrence before fukushima.


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  • Socrates

    You don't know where that fish has been.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Make a great anti-nuke commercial. "You don't know where that fish has been."

      Video: A nuclear power plant seen from 1000 yards out. Camera at Water level. Fin sticking on of water. Tsunami. Farm chemicals spilling. Electronic boards manufacturing plant getting hit by the waves. The circuit boards being reduced to atoms, Twin towers falling into ashes, asbestos washing down the storm drain, three-eyed fish swimming past, oil spill videos. Water splashing on camera lens.
      ⚀⚀
      Nuclear plant representative short interview: well, we don't think that we are harming the environment; hell, just look at what the environment IS. No we are bringing great things to your polluted environment. Variety: the spice of life.

      ☻Sinister grin, breaking into full blown evil joker laugh. ⍢

      BWA HAAA HAA HAA HAA.

      Subliminal flash of skull shows through ☠, eyes flashing nuclear radiation ☢


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  • charlie3

    Saying that they sealed the harbor just shows what outrageous limitless absurd lies they are willing to say.
    This is a high crime and they should be brought to justice for their part in encouraging people to eat poison. I would like to see them imprisoned and fed a diet of fukushima produce and seafood.


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  • Occupant Occupant

    "…fences keep pollution out of ocean"

    I just choked on my chicken sandwich.

    Just wear cloves of garlic around your neck.


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  • soern

    They do fishing at fukushima coast at all?
    Well let them eat their contaminated fish.
    On their own only please!
    DON'T BUY JAPANESE PRODUCTS ANYMORE!!!!


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  • Questionit

    When they say no radiation has been found in any tests that may be true due to the way they control the tests.
    They decide what fish will be tested, the equipment used, how it is used (including duration), and what forms of radiation will be tested for and so on. Then there is simply lying.
    It has been explained here that using a detector bought over the internet to test your fish is totally ineffective, for example.

    Now, considering what has happened in Japan, does it seem reasonable that NO radiation has been found in ANY of the fish tested?


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  • Speedy Speedy

    Hmmm, so lets fish out what's left alive in the Pacific and just throw them in the trash..and that hot seafood will still be hot for thousands of years, burried where? Or used for fertilizer where? Tepco is buying the radiated seafood but claiming no radiation is found..WTF..When will the deceiving end?

    Japan is still ontrack to build infrastructure for the Olympics, 1.8 billion just for the stadium http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/381801/

    So the Japanese government is planning on spending billions on the games instead of concentrating on this issue..they still have families living in temporary housing that were promised replacement homes..has the radiation taken the will to fight from the Japanese people? Where's the kamikaze attitude? If your going to die anyway make it worth while….fight for gods sake, fight…


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  • Ontological Ontological

    No fish consumption may actually help increase the marine species, but to what end? A radioactive hell of toxins, from plastic, and trash. Great life for the oceans creatures. I forgot how fish tastes, been that long. It's inevitable in time that this lack of supply is coming to a supermarket near you. Then we can be next with "mysterious behaviors" in the same way, as hungry packs of Humans are desperately trying to get out of the atmosphere.


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  • Shaker1

    I don't understand how it can be claimed that food is accurately tested. Correct me if I'm wrong, but many of these contaminates aren't energetic enough to penetrate greater than a layer of skin. Injesting such, though, is a much different proposition. So will waving some counter over a fish really give a true picture of what can be there? For an accurate test, wouldn't the tested product basically need to be destroyed?


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    • Ontological Ontological

      Yes most ways to find metabolic radionuclides require breakdown of the sample to be tested. If only it could be so easy, to just conveyer belt the fish through a device like those at an airport security station, and the bad ones be pointed out on a screen. It would not be that difficult to do, expensive/non cost effective is the reason we don't have that public ability now.
      It all boils down to easy money and not so much on technological ability. We would not want to have to throw anything that can be sold out now would we? Trust us these fish are fresh, who cares if a few are over the limits, they will soon raise those limits again anyway, so what you got to loose.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Hey, keep it down will ya? Say that too loud, and DHS may wake up. If that happens, they'll start reducing one in ten airport passengers to ashes, and doing a real radioisotope test. If that one tests positive they will throw the 9 passengers before, and after, in the trash.


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      • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

        But wouldn't you only need to run such a procedure on a hundred or so fish, sea mammals, etc. of each of the main species sought in commercial fishing in order to get some sort of picture of what the situation is for the fishing industry (as if it isn;t obvious enough already…)?


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    • We Not They Finally

      Shaker 1, you can ask all that, or simply ask, "Are they lying?" Hint: They never seem to tell the truth about ANYTHING.


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Where to begin? We have unit 3 MOX fuel blown into the jest stream & what was ledt is down in the bedrock or worse send PU & all of that super bad crap by the 1000's tons of water into the ocean, PU uraium reacts with salt water & is funny how it turns into Bucky Balls that get picked by air masses into rain that falls on shores world wide leaving a PU & what ever on every thing. So how do you test for 1300 forms of radiation with half lives of a billion years.

    I have watched on you tube videos which explain how radiation changes by type & what it comes in contact with. Plwase watch BeauifulGirlByDana on you tube, you will gain knowledge you will not find else where, it's our duty to try to protect our children's children if we plan on leaving any sort of a planet that is if are not to late.
    Please take time to watch his videos, he also quotes many of Enenews daily releases. Like how the Pacofic Coast population was inhaling untold amounts of Hot Particles of very bad stuff, like MOX Fuel!
    My best to all.


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  • We Not They Finally

    "Fences against groundwater"? Yeah, that's worked just great against the hundred of tons dumped every day, hasn't it?

    And isn't it enough that they are killing people? They also have to insult their intelligence?


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    As I understand it, and correct me if I'm off base with this, but…

    All this talk about 'dilution of the radiation' is the equivalent of taking an Olympic sized swimming pool of pure water and dropping a teaspoon of black ink into it. Now that ink will quickly spread out and become invisible, you wont see it, you wont be affected by it, should you swim in it etc. Nor will you ever be able to separate the water and the ink.

    Now as I understand it, that is an accurate description of what they're attempting to say. But as is usual they're leaving one teeny, tiny pesky little detail out…

    That teaspoon, like Fukushima is continuously dropping it's load into that pool, and that pool, like the worlds oceans and seas will eventually reach saturation point where the ink no longer disappears, but starts to change the colour of the water, till it becomes totally black. Now, if you swim in it you will be affected.

    Now would that be an accurate description, or should I get a job with TEPCO public relations copyrighting BS ?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Pretty sure that is what they are claiming is happening and in a way that is kinda of what is happening. The problem is when your ink is diluted with that amount of water, even drinking it by accident as you swim in the pool, will not necessarily hurt you.

    With radioactivity/contamination unlike the ink is what you can call a hot ink. That means if you get one of these Hot Radioactive Isotopes in your gulp as you swim and/or in your lung it is still decaying and giving off hot mutagenic energy. That single radioactive isotope in the wrong place in the body can do very bad stuff/cause cancer..the ink not so much.

    Remember that some of these radioactive isotopes released are manmade and not of this Earth, just like the CFC's we created for refrigeration, that did so much/is still doing havoc to our ozone holes.

    Our immune systems do not recognized these manmade (not of this Earth) radioactive isotopes and walah, you then get cancer and disease as the immune system tries to deal with that which it has never encountered before and it starts the mutagenic process of attempted repairs.. :(


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    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      Actually,

      our bodies do recognize the radioactive isotopes. Unfortunately, because they are chemically similar, they are recognized as elements such as calcium. Or used directly as in the case of Iodine. Either way, we incorporate them into structures that are going to be part of our bodies for years if not the rest of our (now somewhat truncated) lives.


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  • ftlt

    Just like the insanity everywhere today… We know where it will all end = Extinction!!!!


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  • name999 name999

    The West Coast has definitely been hit by this very bad plume of radioactive contamination. No end in sight,,,Jingle Bells…


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    GMO's took care of our imune sytems, then add 1300 different forms of man made weaponized radiation that changes with different interactions with things like salt water, what do you get a monster that changes on each element it makes contact with. Thus the term Buckyballs the size of a grain of dust but deadly for a billion years, just saying we have no clue how serious the kinds & radiation we will have to deal with with all of the cover ups! But we do know one thing leaks are coming out & they hate that, the more that come out the more money they lose, so they may do some nasty stuff to keep their empire made of the DOD, DOE, NRC & all higher learning where only the elite are allowed to go un

    All the attention must be getting to them because of the amount of shrills hitting the true sites exposing the facts with bull shit so deep we all need hip waders. One said the radiation was like one candle in the Pacific, Lord help that man find a new line work, the PR he is trying is fading fast!

    Peace to all!


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  • Sickputer

    The Japanese hold no exclusive license on BCDs (backstabbing, corkscrewing, and dirty dealing). Their genocidal behavior just emulates all the nuclear nations.

    Take for example half a century of Windscale/Sellafield leaks in the UK:

    "Between 1950 and 2000 there were 21 serious incidents or accidents involving some off-site radiological releases that warranted a rating on the International Nuclear Event Scale, one at level 5, five at level 4 and fifteen at level 3. Additionally during the 1950s and 1960s there were protracted periods of known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates.[49] These frequent incidents, together with the large 2005 Thorp plant leak which was not detected for nine months, have led some to doubt the effectiveness of the managerial processes and safety culture on the site over the years."

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield

    Resulting in this 2003 disclosure of genocidal news by UK nucleorats:

    "Radioactive pollution from the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria has led to children's teeth across Britain being contaminated with plutonium.
    The Government has admitted for the first time that Sellafield 'is a source of plutonium contamination' across the country."

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/nov/30/greenpolitics.health

    SP: The innocent children ingested their poison from radioactive seafood, sea mist, rain, snow, milk, cheese, etc..

    West Coast America…up…


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    • Sickputer

      …next. Your cancer rates will increase along with other maladies. Other downwind sites are also going to get a share of Dr. Frankensteins brew.


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    • +1

      Great example… Sellafield.

      "…during the 1950s and 1960s there were protracted periods of known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates.[49]"
      - from wikipedia link

      I remember this video clip from 2 years ago. It now has over 11,000 views.

      A clip from 'On the Beach' 1959:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc7y8xs6QXw&list=PL69D1BB4DB0D8F834&index=2

      [from movie] – In the clip they talk about background at 9x for 1 year.

      [from reality] – This week 17x (or more) was detected in Pacifica, CA on the beach.


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      • Wyakin Wyakin

        SP: “The innocent children ingested their poison from radioactive seafood, sea mist, rain, snow, milk, cheese, etc…”

        Yes. Absolutely, and in both places that brew is not just flowing downwind. The “etc.” leaves out an important vector for bio-accumulation to occur many do not consider.

        We know the US FDA hasn't been testing for radioactivity in seafood. However, even if one does not eat contaminated fish directly, radioactive bio-accumulation from fish in humans could be occurring anyway. There are many manners in which one can ingest nutrients from a fish without buying fish from the market.

        “Fishmeal is a generic term for a nutrient-rich feed ingredient used primarily in diets for domestic animals, sometimes used as a high-quality organic fertilizer. Fishmeal can be made from almost any type of seafood but is generally manufactured from wild-caught, small marine fish that contain a high percentage of bones and oil, and usually deemed not suitable for direct human consumption.”

        http://www.thefishsite.com/articles/200/the-benefits-of-fish-meal-in-aquaculture-diets

        Japan is one of the top meal producing countries. It's likely many contaminated Pacific fish will end up in fish meal, and if radioactive levels are alarmingly high after the meal has been processed, lessons from the Japanese government sponsored rice suppliers handbook will be stolen, resulting in dilution with meal from other sources to bring radiation down to acceptable levels.


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      • Sol Man

        I remember 1959. Grandmom told the two grandsons that she was going to treat us to a movie. Older brother and I said, "ok, great! Which one?" She answered something, "Oh, like Beach Party or something like that!" We get dropped off and proceeded to get the shit scared out of us for the next few hours. We were pretty quite when we got picked back up. Now, we get to live it.


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  • name999 name999

    …this turns out to be a very personal and horrible fate…god bless ye merry gentleman…


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Well hell, now fences in them there parts of the woods where I came from never stopped anything but the cattle. The rabbits, deer, wolves, and many other critters were free to roam. Either way all of them will wind up into the garden, even the cattle, due to the electric fence losing its back up power. Just like toxic, and scintillation radiation will be everywhere after it easily leaps this virtual fence. I bet it works great in 3D simulations.

    The "nearly visible" gamma sky shine from the 25+ Sieverts/hour source (the pile of rubble, and the hot vent tower) reflecting off the ionosphere will "bounce" like short wave radio frequency propagation into the center of the Pacific 1500 or so miles from the source. Like deer leaping the fence. The focus point over the ocean will accumulate the radiation pressure by superconductive transmutation of the scintillation radiation energy. Almost like rubbing a bar of good iron steel across a powerful magnet to energize the steel bar as a smaller gauss magnet. The smaller magnet can remain magnetic for years after a short exposure to the higher magnetic field of the larger gauss source. Longer exposure to this larger field, will result in a way more powerful smaller magnet. In this same manner did the Atlantic absorb much of the Chernobyl burn out event with visible gamma sky shine, which the USSR promptly buried (at least in the media) to stop the sky shine. FUFU has been there 3 years now almost focused on the Pacific. Go figure.


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    • Kassandra

      Ontological did you view or see screenshots of the spiderweb phenomenon at Daichi?

      If so, what is your interpretation?

      Thank you


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      • Ontological Ontological

        @Kassandra, Great question! Good questions are always so welcome. The answer is a bit complex involves QED quantum electro-dynamics (light interaction with matter). Cameras that monitor 24 hours like the ones at Fuku, or at the south polar stations have astronomical issues like full moons and the Sun as their positions change in the sky around them. These astronomical light sources can influence the Fresnel lens that protects the CCD imager inside the camera, that "takes the pictures" from the Sun's rays when it may shine on the lens at certain times of the year. This causes freaky stuff to happen as the moon shines into the lens, and the CCD displays a Fresnel effect of distorted light. You Tubers have called this phenomenon a phantasm, it is the nearly full moon in reality. Enter FUFU cam when it is raining, to answer your question. There is so much Cesium 137 there, and what with oceanic salts so close, cesium chloride forms in the rain. This is the worst corrosive, H2SO4 is way more gentile on glass than Ce 137 chloride! So the effect of a "spider web" is from an etching effect on the outer lens. The lights shining into the camera lens are photons, and they get "bent" by the etched glass much like a prismatic effect. You can see quick spectral(rainbows) in the drops, as they precipitate on the outer glass of the lens. The yellow light of the sodium vapor illumination in the distance at night is scattered from the toxic rain. This can cause the spider web effect,…


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        • Ontological Ontological

          on the CCD(charged couple device) imager, and perceived as "electrical discharge" by mistake. I will not discredit the neutron bolt feather arc effect in local lightning over the plant however, that is another phenomenon. The FUKU cams may occasionally pick that up also, in dry lightning! Hope this helps.


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    • Sickputer

      Good point Ont…+311

      We have fixated our attention so much on the water releases and damaged fuel ponds that frequently forgotten is the ongoing invisible hot radioactive releases zooming every second into the sky at Fukushima Daiichi. A lot makes it to the lower jet stream and the rest blows in lower winds 360 degrees (yes, you Abe in Tokyo also).

      The jet stream brings the radioactive load over to west coast North America in under 2 days. That the reason North American sea life has been On the Beach for nearly 3 years.

      We commented numerous times about the webcam revealing tremendous radioactive heat rising and just melting heavy clouds passing over the out of control plant. The water releases are indeed deadly, but the air is very deadly also and moving much quicker around the Northern Hemisphere.

      Nuclear open air bomb testing went much higher into the earth's atmosphere and 85% still circles in layers mostly too high to drop back to earth. But Fukushima…that's a different bomb. It emits every day huge amounts of radiation up into the troposphere layer. And that my friends is the most turbulent layer for weather in our atmosphere.

      The human race is rushing headlong toward the fate of the passenger pigeons, killed off by technology. Humans killed 5 billion passenger pigeons using guns, nets, trains, telegraph service, and hired teams of bird assassins. We are ants on this planet and Amdro is being stuffed down our chimneys.


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    • Mind if we use that? Or is there a link to an article about this somewhere?


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      • Sickputer

        Dr. G: you always have my permission for anything I post.

        If you mean the troposphere comments…I stand on the shoulders of giants: Dec. 2, 2013 SP Enenews posting

        "The first massive plumes from reactor explosions and fuel rod fires were massive. They spread across the Northern Hemisphere enveloping North America, Europe, and returning to Japan. Multiple 40-day loops that laid down a terrible fallout pattern from the troposphere.
        I tend to agree with what Leuren Moret and Chris Busby had to say just 7 months into this world crisis:
        " this disaster in Japan from Fukushima, is the same thing as releasing 300 times more radiation [measured at peak levels in Japan] than Chernobyl, or 1,000 times [measured at UK govt. radiation lab at Harwell in 1963 at the peak of atmospheric testing] more than from atmospheric testing."
        " Moret: Now during bomb testing, only 15% of all that radioactive material has actually been deposited on the earth in the environment. Most of it, 85% of it, is still up there, moving around slowly in the ionosphere and the mesosphere.
        So this [Fukushima, Japan, March 11, 2011] is a very acute exposure compared to nuclear bomb testing, the nuclear bomb test era."
        http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/09/catastrophic-effects-of-radiation-contamination/

        SP: The water contamination is indeed deadly from Fukushima Daiichi. But it's the continued AIR emissions rising from the plant every second that is killing species in the Northern Hemisphere…


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        • Sickputer

          Dr. G…we better recalculate low long it takes for Fukushima air releases to travel east to North America and Europe:

          http://www.theweatherspace.com/2013/12/22/strongest-jet-stream-ever-recorded-to-bring-two-super-storms-to-united-kingdom-region-this-week-with-possible-tornadoes-in-ireland/

          "TheWeatherSpace.com– A massive storm system is moving out of the United States today, which went through Canada yesterday … carries with it the strongest jet stream now ever recorded that will cause two super storms in the United Kingdom region this week.

          As if engineered, this never before seen jet stream of 275 mph in the upper levels is exiting Canada. This jet stream will move across the Northern Atlantic and deepen a surface low that is only 1004mb at this moment. This jet stream will act as a vacuum, sucking the air from the center of the storm and dropping the pressure within it to an impressive 930mb low. This is a pressure fall over over 50mb by Monday evening and Tuesday morning for the United Kingdom region. It will cause problems, with the initial concern will be the amount of rain for Wales, Central and Southern England where over 50mm of rainfall will fall."

          SP: 5300 miles from Fukushima NPP to Los Angeles now becomes a 19 hour trip for radiation surges in the jetstream.


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Tell this to the ones who are already sick who has back yard fences.

    Oh radiation, don't go beyond the fences. Think it will listen?


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Just remember, the levels of toxins "allowed" in our drinking water are just invented out of thin air.

    Check out this video about non-radioactive toxins. In particular, it points out that the levels of atrazine, the most common farm chemical in our drinking water, are enough to cause damage to frogs and humans reproductive systems. If you want to, skip to about the five minute mark.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/frogs-the-thin-green-line/video-agricultures-effect-on-frogs/4848/


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    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      Are not!

      They're usually ratcheted up to some margin above what people are actually measuring some good percentage of the time. They don't want them to seem unrealistic, after all. This way they are just "adjusting" the levels to "meet current real world testing results and understanding".


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Soon, if a terroristic dictator wants to get his hands on yellow cake, all he has to do is get the powder left in the bottom of the bag in a cereal box.


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    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      It all depends on who his friends are.

      If he is the independent leader of say, a country we want to influence, he'll be tagged as a "terrorist leader" and taken out, to be replaced by someone a bit more…willing to cooperate.

      On the other hand, ff a leader we *like* (read: already cooperative) actually goes ahead and doses the world with a dirty bomb measuring in the tons that keeps releasing it's payload for years…we pretend it isn't happening, deny the there is a problem.


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  • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

    Youshimi Hitosugi, Tepco spokesman, Dec. 25, 2013: “The situation is pretty much under control. We’ve built fences not to let polluted groundwaters leak into the ocean.”

    Oh, alright then. Cool.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I haven't a clue about the sources, but this article says :

    "As of April 1, 2012, the ceiling on radioactive Cesium in food has been lowered from 500 becquerels per kilogram to 100. With stricter regulations in place, authorities in the Tohoku and Kanto regions said Friday they are ready to increase the number of food tests to win the trust of consumers.

    http://rt.com/news/japan-food-aid-cesium-018/


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  • Wooster

    The bottom line is neither Tepco nor the Japanese Government give a flying fig about how many people are contaminated or die as a result of this accident.

    It's serial murder by both State and corporation.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Combining the different articles:
    “There is significant contamination in the bottom sediment, especially in the pond and the river system, that we can find at very, very high concentrations of radioactive cesium accumulated. We’ve built fences not to let polluted groundwaters leak into the ocean. Most of the fish caught within the 30 kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage, because it is radiated. And Tepco is paying the local fishermen for it, so they’re happy and keep silent. This fish is safe. Some of it though makes it to stores, but only locally. The situation is pretty much under control.except when it isn't”

    These two sentences stand in complete opposition:

    1)We’ve built fences not to let polluted groundwaters leak into the ocean.
    2)Most of the fish caught within the 30 kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage, because it is radiated.


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  • artika rama

    Just wanted to add one more thing , there is a misconcecption as if the radiation will stay in the northern hemisphere and south will be safe ; thats not true .
    Every ocean mixes with evey ocean . I think everyone should check out this link:
    http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/545.html
    This is true not only for the oceans but also for the weather. Check out this link
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dense-saharan-dust-travels-to-florida/68145
    a dust storm from african deserts can end up in US , jetstreams can bring particles thousands of miles away , so inthe end those radioactive isotopes will be everywhere.


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  • artika rama

    ",,,Some of it gets into stores but only locally ,,, " :) lol ,, what is wrong with this sentence ,, I mean , how do you react to that ,, I cant :) ))


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  • Michael V.B. Michael Van Broekhoven

    Not surprising. On my little Fukushima visit (Nov 13, 2013), I took photos of fishing boats right off the coast of Iwaki, less than 20 miles from the disaster site. I guess that answers my question: They really are fishing right there… Photos: http://wp.me/puwO9-2ic

    Unlike Canada and the US, Japan actually tests some 30,000 samples every month, most of it measuring far below max levels: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/2011eq/index_food_radioactive.html

    If the fisheries are testing with (NaI) equipment that isn't very sensitive, it would be easy to end up with test results showing "ND" levels, which could still be "<25 Bq/kg of combined Cs-134/137". Not nothing, but such low levels are not impossible, at least so it seems looking through the published food data.

    Then again…. it was pretty easy to find significantly elevated levels in food in Japan, particularly Kelp seaweeds, mostly from the coast of south- and southeastern Hokkaido (the far northern big island). See my Nov 29 blogpost, My Travel Collection of Japanese Seaweeds – w/ 10 minute CPM averages: http://wp.me/puwO9-2jS

    Only lab tests can reveal what that corresponds with as far as various isotope content. I have not found data on Hokkaido Kelp yet. If anyone knows links, please share.

    Fish data graphed: Oct 25 2012 WHOI article showed levels didn't drop. The claim that levels are suddenly zero… rather likely bs: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7545&tid=3622&cid=15374


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  • We Not They Finally

    Perhaps if parts of humanity have technology that would allow spacecraft to move faster than the speed of light we can reverse Fukeshima. Go back into the past and eliminate all the conditions that caused Fukeshima.Also we could eliminate the use of nuclear reactors from the beginning which would also change this planet for the good.Short of that we should start planning all our funerals…


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  • yohananw

    Fish are also used for fishmeal, fish oil, fish feed, animal feed, even for plants fertilizer… As noted already, some prohibited fish may find an indirect route to their consumption by people.


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  • elenews

    What about my kitties? I just realized how much fish they have been eating. I would bet that if the contamination is even half what we think, pets will be dying. That might motivate people to ask questions.


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    • To Elenews,

      commercial pet food is not – and has never been – healthy for pets. Cats always seem to develop kidney problems. Their little bodies can't handle all the toxic stuff that goes into their kibble.

      You can feed your kitty people food, such as a bit of soft boiled egg yolk (not egg white), sardines, and other foods that are safe for cats.

      Even with all that radiation, sardines are still safer than processed food ingredients. What goes into that mix is absolutely revolting.

      Still, cats will still need good quality kibble as a snack. I recommend 'Wysong' cat food. The ingredients seem OK, it was not affected by that Chinese ingredient scandal a few years back, and it does not show on the PET FOOD RECALL LIST here – https://www.avma.org/news/issues/recalls-alerts/pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx

      By the way, commercial "cat treats" are the worst.

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      http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/


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      • elenews

        Thank you Tracy ill check out Wysong. Never seen it before. I could restrict our cats to table food, they get snacks of it. I will have to find a way to get this diet change idea across to my husband who might be wondering if I've gone batshit by now. Just a tiny issue though. Love my kitties.


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        • Elenews, like so many guys, your hubby may be a little jealous of your kitties.

          But you can sell him your idea as a way of saving money.

          A can of sardines or chopped chicken mixed with some vegetables can last for several feedings, and it's cheaper than canned food that has very little meat anyway.

          There are pet food recipes on the web too. They should be simple so that preparation becomes an easy habit.

          By the way:

          - Raw meat diet for pets is risky, because of the possibility of salmonella and other parasites.
          - One treat in moderation can be tiny bits of cheese. They love it.

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          Here is more ammunition to win this argument with your husband:

          The True Horrors of Pet Food
          http://www.naturalnews.com/012647_pet_food_dog.html#


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  • rockyourworld

    my kitten who was eating cat food by 4 weeks of age got very ill twice within weeks. I was feeding her the large cans of friskies, mostly fish flavors. she was so ill she refuses to eat anything she was fed during that period. she mostly eats people food now, some fancy feast and anything but those large cans of friskies


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  • rockyourworld

    also my other cats started rejecting the fish flavors around the same time, even the ferals would just pick at it.


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  • rockyourworld

    I make my cats chicken liver now, some resist it, so cat food it is for them. some of them like pasta with butter and lots of locatelli cheese. they all really like pot roast and pork roasts and considering the rip off some of these high end soft cat foods sell for, its even cheaper by the pound than cat food if you get it on sale. my cats even refuse to eat those tiny little containers of premium soft food that sell for 1.50, really makes you wonder wth is in there. I called friskies and gave them a piece of my mind after my kitten was so ill. not that I expect anything to change, i just had to vent


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    TEPCO says additional radioactive leaks found at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant
    Dec 26 2013

    "Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the utility operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant announced on Tuesday that it had found additional leaks at the No. 1 reactor. This is in addition to the previous ones discovered last December 21 and 22.
    The latest incident may have leaked around 225 tons of radioactive water although the areas around the concrete boundaries were not wet. A TEPCO representative suspects that the water may have already seeped into the ground. The water in that area contained radioactive Strontium-90 that were as high as 440 becquerels per liter. The current temporary limit for water to be released from the concrete boundaries is 10 becquerels of Strontium-90 per liter."

    http://japandailypress.com/tepco-says-additional-radioactive-leaks-found-at-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-2641476/
    "


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  • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

    "“We’re taking samples from every catch we make and if we ever find even the slightest trace of radiation, we’ll destroy the whole catch. So far there has been none. This fish is safe.”

    Good to hear they found a practical use for all those radiation meters that topped out at 100 mR/hr, the ones that were used for (the first year?) to proclaim the plant grounds as being perfectly safe for workers.


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  • artika rama

    Crash2parties Well ,,, knowing TEPCO they are probably using microscopes to measure the radioactivity of the fish ,, thats probably why they couldnt find any radioactivity ,, besides they say " if any of the fuku fish gets sold , it would ONLY be sold in japan " lol ,, OOOKAAAAY then ,, that solves the problem :) )


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  • They have a fool proof way of catching only radiation free fish, with no testing required.

    They lower microphones into the ocean, and tell the fish to get away from the nets if they are radioactive and to come to the nets if not.

    Easy breezy.. guaranteed way to catch 'clean' fish.

    But then you get those pesky 'entitlement' fish who feel they are entitled to government payment/handouts, so there are special fishermen who catch them near Fukushima. They are called 'welfare' fish. Those fish are all thrown away.. far, far away, like into the US market, where the radiation limits are much, much higher.

    (sarc)


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