TV Journalist: Poison from Fukushima plant spreading around the world, causing incalculable damage — They may never get this under control (AUDIO)

Published: October 29th, 2013 at 10:03 am ET


Title: Untold History/Fukushima
Source: Coast to Coast AM
Date: Oct. 27, 2013

At 1:00 in

George Knapp, host, investigative journalist at KLAS-TV, winner of the Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and over a dozen Emmys: Judging by the amount of coverage that nuclear disaster gets in this country’s mainstream media, you might think the mess had all been cleaned up, put away, everything’s back to normal peachy keen — it isn’t, far from it. Every single day, the nuke plant at Fukushima pumps thousands of gallons of radioactive gunk into the ocean. And scientists are seeing evidence that the contamination has already spread to the western coast of the US. Could take years to get this situation under control, if ever. But we hear very little about it, tonight we’ll do what we can to refocus the public attention on what is shaping up to be one of the great ecological catastrophes of all time.

At 1:18:45

Knapp: If you thought that that mess over there at that nuke plant had been cleaned up, you are wrong. It’s sort of dropped off the face of the Earth in terms of mainstream media coverage, at least in this country. But the poison continues to pour in to the ocean — and some of that poison has been detected, nuclear poisoning off the coasts of the United States. It is spreading around the world, causing incalculable damage.

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Published: October 29th, 2013 at 10:03 am ET


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48 comments to TV Journalist: Poison from Fukushima plant spreading around the world, causing incalculable damage — They may never get this under control (AUDIO)

  • daddyfixit daddyfixit


    What does this do for the property values west of the Rockies? A real estate investor willing to wait a few thousand centuries might make a real killing!

    • bwoodfield bwoodfield

      It's not the property west of the Rockies I'm concerned about, it's all the produce that grown there. Companies are still shipping fruits and vegetables grown on the west coast all over US and Canada with absolutely no radiation testing. In fact they completely refuse to do any because they know it will cause a collapse of the industry. Next time you're at the grocery store check the labels. I've already stopped buying ANY produce from the US and west coast Canada, along with any wines from around the Pacific Rim.


      We need to start taking our health, and the health of our children into our own hands. People need to start being aware of the food they purchase and eat, and especially where it comes from. ANYTHING grown or caught on the west coast has an exceeding high chance of being contaminated and it's only going to get worse from now on. Both the US and Canadian governments have stated that they WILL NOT be performing radiation testing on domestic grown produce. If you're in central or eastern US/Canada buy locally or imports from New Zealand,Australia, etc. If you're west coast.. well.. move.

      • Fred

        Our own government, in cooperation with the Organic Food Lobby and its politicians, is PROMOTING Americans eating JAPANESE radioactive food!
        They're very proud of it:
        We sell our "organic" food to Japan in trade for THEIR "organic" food irradiated and contaminated by Fukushima-Daiichi NPP. Isn't that Great?! It is for our "organic farmers"…..

        • PurpleRain PurpleRain

          Thank you for this very important information. I hope this is tucked away for future reference by everyone on this site to share with family and friends. They will make us pay higher prices at the store to buy what we think is healthy organic food and it will all be contaminated with seeds of cancer!!!! Sometimes I really hate our country's politicians that would make these horrible deals!

      • Songie Songie

        why just west of the rockies? NETC certainly shows lots of rad alerts on the east coast as well….

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        We are all on our own… ;(

      • Sickputer

        +311 BWF. It's been posted before, but always bears repeating.

        We can also surmise this: Increasing levels of Sr-90 in the harbor at Fukushima Daiichi almost certainly means nuclear fissioning is still occurring in the fissile fuel meltdowns.

        Humans never experienced Strontium-90 or Cesium-137 prior to the first bomb tests in 1945. Only in bombs or nuclear plants create these two toxins.

        A human in America born in 1963 contains 50 times more Strontium-90 in their bones and teeth than an American born in 1950.

        In recognition of the great radiation fallout danger to humans everwhere, the Partial Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963 was signed by the USSR (Andrei Gromyko), United Kingdom (Alec Douglas-Home), and America's Dean Rusk.

        Within ten years levels of radiation in humans fell and continued until the setback of 1986 Chernobyl. Things were improving again until 311 (March 11, 2011). A date that will live in infamy.

        Strontium-90 levels from the out of control wreckage at Fukushima has undone the 50-year progress. It's only a matter of time before they reveal the climbing levels of Strontium-90 in humans, especially infants and small children. Japan will fare the worst. Others will follow.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          .. 🙂 Always worth mentioning the timeline and current process for the ongoing poisoning of the entire world.

          They all still have no idea what still comith this way… 🙁

          It will be bad, very, very bad! 🙁

    • Hey, they're doing all they can to fix it. (Not):

      Fukushima: “Usual suspects in Japan are getting richer… at the expense of public safety”
      10/29/2013 10:00am by Gaius Publius 3 Comments

        • Mack Mack

          It seems like Tepco has been doing the absolute-least it could possibly get away with, hoping that the Japanese government will take over the cleanup (which means the cost will fall to the taxpayers).

          Tepco wants to be off-the-hook for paying for any more decontamination and clean-up.

          Here's proof:

          "TEPCO declared early this year that it will not repay radioactive cleanup costs in Fukushima Prefecture, forcing taxpayers to shoulder the burden…"

          "The industry ministry is considering exempting Tokyo Electric Power Co. from paying most of the costs related to cleaning the radiation-contaminated areas around the utility's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex"

          Meanwhile, Abe is in Turkey promoting nuclear energy.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Very sick in the head people who are supported and followed by citizens whom are uninformed about the truths and the ongoing corrupt collusion behind the scenes and that corrupt collusion is the ongoing exploitation of such citizen's trust.

            The world is now in very big trouble and it will get much worse 🙁

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Does Tepco consider its compensation to fukushima residents a loan, instead of actual compensation for suffering? I did read this somewhere. Big companies always have big lawyers who do everything in order not to pay anything. Laws are required, yet often dont work very well if people have no moral compass. Especially the rich.

    • Property Value would not have initiated this discussion if we had been apprised of the fact that this interview by George Knapp was held with Dr. Helen Caldicott and the presentation covered the medical and future medical conseqences of Fukushima and the conditions at the plant.

      It is a dynamic interview with Dr. Caldicott beginning at the half way apx 1hr10m……don't miss the entire presentation beginning with director Oliver Stone and historian Kuznick.

  • Someone on webcam thread said they saw smoke coming from direction of 5 or 6? Also, another post on Facebook said that they were trying to unload 5 and 6 and then recent 7.0 earthquake hit, which caused something to happen to fuel bundle they were pulling out; nuclear fire?

    This would have caused rapid rise in radiation readings on Safecast or other radiation monitoring networks… any verification of any of this from anyone, anywhere?

  • Sol Man
    Denver 421
    Colorado Springs 525
    Been quite elevated at these locations often.

  • weeman

    Let's hope that a report such as this from such a renowned journalist as mr. Knapp has a major effect, please sir don't let sleeping dog lie ( die ), you are the light we have been looking for, make this your swan song and become the object of your greatest investigative journalism, right on.
    You should dedicate this to your lives work, you know and we know you are right.
    A Peabody is only a piece of paper, you have the gratitude of the human race and all living things and that is far more valuable.
    In my mind you are the journalist of the year, if you are successful you will be the greatest journalist of all time,
    Locked In a shadow
    Praying for release
    You found my prison
    Your love was the key
    So come on light my day
    And come light my way

    • Ditto to all above and fingers crossed that the broadcast on coast to coast am which boasts the largest radio audience in the world opened hearts and minds with this interview.

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron Blue_Heron

    Hope this is thread is appropriate, I may repost:
    So what is the status of A. Gunderson's mission to the U.N. I read about here? What the heck are we to do??

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron Blue_Heron

    It's like Tepco is daring the world to step in. They wave their cranes and formulate their 2-year plans and the quakes and rain keep happening and it's as if they are just setting a martyr's example and hunkering down like barnacles. It won't do if what the science is telling us is true. So again I ask, the buck stops here. What are we to do?

  • Rad alarm unit 1 turbine room. Tepco in route "breaking"

  • What do you feel led to do? Many are doing all they can, in their own way.. Some write poetry. Some sing songs. Some protest in the street. Some petition. Some go to the UN. Some write blogs. Some organize. Some do videos on Youtube. Some pray. Some meditate. some hold the high watch..

    Everything counts. Every person is important.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is as sharp as a tack! 🙂

    • We Not They Finally

      Seeker, before people go to Paul Craig Roberts…. Note that that article talks first of the economy, and part of what he says is revisionist history. Like Ronald Reagan was sold out by David Stockman? Anyone alive at the time saw David Stockman's scathing expose of Reagan!! it was TOTALLY the reverse!!

      The Reagan people CAUSED this! This is THEIR chickens coming home to roost. You can thank/blame everything that man pushed.

      This guy comes from The Wall Street Journal and I guess that those roots go deep. And NOW he's suggesting high tariffs? What was wrong with this country in the first place that it never PROTECTED its people like every other country in the world does? To build global empires is why!

      And NOW he's upset? Let him stop with revisionism and THEN maybe we can listen.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        He mentions Fukushima 🙂

        Your country is already toast and its now only a matter of time until the collapse and you need to blame everybody involved going all the way back to 1913.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Paul Craig Roberts was on the Reagan team. But his articles over the last ten years seem really quite good. One of my favorites even because he comes from the very bowels of the beast. I guess just about everybody has a selective/different view of history, especially when they were a part of it. Even the great Noam Chompsky poo poos 9-11 truth

      • WNTF, revisionism |riˈvi zh əˌnizəm|
        noun often derogatory
        a policy of revision or modification, esp. of Marxism on evolutionary socialist (rather than revolutionary) or pluralist principles.
        • the theory or practice of revising one's attitude to a previously accepted situation or point of view.
        revisionist |rəˈvɪʒ(ə)nəst| |riˈvɪʒ(ə)nəst| noun & adjective

        What does revisionism have to do with the Paul Craig Roberts article?
        I just read it and it seems to be an article that mentions many modern problems which lead back to a plutocracy, that is a government that panders to the ultra rich. The author shows how some of these types of decisions which favor the rich hurt the environment. How the economy favors not the average Joe.
        This is not an article about Fukushima but rather Fukushima is mentioned as one symptom of a larger problem. Whats wrong with that? Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. Sure he writes from an economic point of view. Look at his credentials. He's writing his point of view, you can agree or disagree but my real question is why do you WNTF always have an axe to grind when America's social structure is criticized?

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          The mirrors we all gaze in often show a very lonely face and place which are really only reflections of our minds.

      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        Paul Craig Roberts is a member of a group I deeply respect: "Recovering Republicans." That group includes Kevin Phillips, Chalmers Johnson, John Dean, and many more. Give thanks that we are able to change. Without the ability to change, humans would have no hope.

        So I suggest anyone who can remember Roberts only as Reagan's Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, member of the Cato Institute, or columnist for the WSJ, look for his more recent wrtings, his writing since his change of heart. He publishes regularly on global research, Canada: I subscribe to his blog. He now sounds a lot like Christopher Hedges. Thanks for reading.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      TY, Seeker.
      "One consequence of the excess of water in the East is that this year there are no acorns in North Georgia. Zilch, zero, nada. Nothing. There is no food for the deer, the turkeys, the bear, the rodents. Starving deer will strip bark from the trees. Bears will be unable to hibernate or will be able only to partially hibernate, forced to seek food from garbage. Black bears are already invading homes in search of food.

      "Unusual drought in the West and unusual flood in the East could be coincidental or they could be consequences of weather modification experiments….

      "Both groundwater and surface water are vanishing….

      "Water depletion is not just an American problem. Fagan reports that ‘underground aquifers in many places are shrinking so rapidly that NASA satellites are detecting changes in the earth’s gravity.’…”

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    N O R T H E R N . H E M I S P H E R E

    Follow the jet stream to see where the radiation goes.

  • Seeker

    @TheBig Picture
    The fuzziness of the language in these articles that are trying to help us drives me crazy.

    Of course it's the whole Northern Hemisphere, not just the west coast of North America. Once you read the articles they may expand appropriately, but then we see statements like "the radiation will threaten humans for thousands of years." Quite an oxyMORON.

    Has anyone here written an all-inclusive article on the threat from Fukushima? Anne linked to a recent one from commondreams, but it too was lacking IMHO.

  • antipodes

    People at farmers markets hungry for news -fliers a great idea, hands on material!