TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

Published: August 18th, 2013 at 7:24 pm ET
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Arirang News, Aug 19, 2013: Consumer concerns about the safety of Japanese fish imports into Korea since the Fukushima nuclear disaster look to be justified as authorities here say over 3-thousand tonnes of fish from Japan have been found to contain levels of radioactive cesium since 2011. Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Sunday said there were 131 different cases in which fish containing traces of cesium were detected since March 2011. [...] Cases peaked in 2012, but the amount has dropped sharply this year.

The Korea Herald, Aug 18, 2013: Government slammed over monitoring of Japanese seafood [...] Seafood contaminated by radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant has been found in the local market recently, adding to public fears [...] However, the food ministry was found not to have carried out additional inspections nor tightened return procedures [...] While most products had below 10 becquerels of radiocesium (134Cs and 137Cs) per kilogram, some products showed up to 98 becquerels ― just two becquerels less than the level considered unsafe. [...] The government’s stance has sparked strong public backlash. [Tepco] has recently confirmed long-held suspicions that the sea had been contaminated [...]

See also: TV: China, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and others are going to want to know just how out of control this newly revealed radiation emergency is at Fukushima (VIDEO)

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51 comments to TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

  • nedlifromvermont

    Anyone know how to get a message to the Japanese Government?

    re: liquid waste storage from the Kabuki Theater effort to cool molten cores which have long since left the building???

    Get a Supertanker and moor it off the coast and fill that with your liquid waste … then treat that, and put another empty one in its place. Why have not you done this? Perhaps you didn't think we'd notice you polluting our Pacific Ocean? Heck, send the bill to J. Immelt of GE … they have insurance for product liability.

    BP has spent $43 billion on the Gulf, and you can't come up with a pair of floating storage tanks, which are known in the ship building trade as Supertankers? You might get a "twofer" deal from Saudi Arabia … those guys are filthy rich. Tell them you like their turbans.

    Or better yet, see if you can get one from your new best friends, the South Koreans. Maybe not all of them have realized yet that you are trying to cancer them off with your radioactive fish products. I'm sure they don't read English, so they won't be able to read this posting. It'll be "our little secret."

    Go Japanese government, Gangnam Style.

    oh yeah!

    Saikato hantei. (that means I'm opposed to the restart, in case you're forgetting your Japanese, now, too, from the fallout induced dementia.)


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    • 21stCentury 21stCentury

      nedli.. here's a tanker for you>>
      http://shiplink.info/contents1.asp?refno=40054
      74,543 Dwt Panamax crude tanker
      We have Panamax crude tanker for sale. the below is the general dimensions.

      74,543 dwt on 14.22m draft

      Blt Jul 2006 by Sasebo

      LOA: 228.5m Beam 32.29m

      LR +100A1; SS/DD due Jul 2011

      12 tanks, 2 slops 83,354 cbm at 98 pcnt

      3 Grades with double valve seg

      Coiled Double Hull — SBT IGS COW VRS

      MAN-B&W (7S50MC-C) 13202 bhp

      Aux: 3×580 kW, 1740 kW total.

      All detail given in good faith but without guarantee.
      If you interest this ship. Please feel free to contact us.


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      • 21stCentury 21stCentury

        Nedli.. here's another tanker for you>>
        http://shiplink.info/contents1.asp?refno=34139

        cost: $23million
        Date Updated: 1/6/2013 Year Built: 2007

        Vessel Type: Tanker Capacity: 53755DWT

        Description: double bottom, double hull

        Double Hull Oil Tanker
        Built 02.2007 japan
        Dwt 53755 mt on 13.02m ssw
        Class NKK
        Last/Next DD 15.02.2012/14.02.2015
        Last/Next SS 15.02.2012/18.02.2017
        GT/NT 31500/14001
        L/B/D 185.93/32.2/19.6 m
        Cap Ex/Slop 56,764 Cbm
        Cap Inc/Slop 59,120 Cbm

        Price: expected 23 m usd level


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      • nedlifromvermont

        that sounding like some ship!!! Bet it could hold a lot a bad water!!! No?


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        • 21stCentury 21stCentury

          A surplus Panamax stuportanker can be loaded with graphene flake in aqueous suspension..
          each of the dozen tanks can be a sequential progression of graphene filters..
          A large HDPE outfall pipe can be used to pipeline the water from the inner breakwater wastewater pool next to the turbine buildings to the ship..
          the filtration ship will become progressively radioactive from the bow to stern..
          preparations will be made to the ship to prepare it for scuttling before use..
          when the ship is finally too radioactive to stand on the stern and on the bridge it can then be towed to final location over the Japan Trench..
          Preparations for scuttling will include solidifying the contents with cement, zeolite, silicate,etc..
          Deep submarine survey will determine the exact location on the bottom where the soft sediment has a deep pocket directly over the subduction crevasse..
          The tricky skillful part is to give it a controlled slow guided descent to the bottom so it doesn't hit the bottom at 60mph like the Titanic…

          —but, consider this; this whole exercise might still be done cheaper/quicker/EZ'r by using lots of big HDPE steel pipe only, and use sections of steel pipe as graphene-filters.. doing "process-in-pipe filtration with graphene/nanotube matrix filters..
          then the spent sections of steelpipe can be sealed and scuttled on a guide cable easier to target.


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      • nedlifromvermont

        actually, 21stCentury, the ship is not for me. I just wanted to buy it with my GE dividends and send it over to Japan, but maybe they can get a good deal on it with their good credit rating.

        GE's gone and messed my finances up but good.

        We dyin' … but so ain't everybody round here.

        peace dude, and thanks for looking for me. I think I'll buy two, when the economy picks up …


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      • Maybe they can fill up some rowboats with graphene and dump them on top of the reactors and down the vent pipes to sop up some of that radiation?


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    • weeman

      I can not understand why they have not been more proactive in many parameters, certain things to me are obvious, even if they are only on standby, be a good scout and be prepared.
      The truth is Japan has no money it is broke and has been since before the meltdowns and that is the truth and nothing but the truth, after all it is the only logical explanation for their pathetic effort, that I can comprehend.
      Hyundai lunches a ship a day from its heavy works in south Korea and Japan can't build a robust tank a day, who is kidding who, it is not 300 tonnes day it is thousands or more.


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      • nedlifromvermont

        a ship a day??? a ship a day???? and there ain't even a war on!!!

        Are you sure you little weeman??? A SHIP A DAY????

        Come on. That be one heckuva lotta ships.

        Sally Forth you South Koreans. Japan is broke and needs a shippaday.

        Can't you help? Arigato, Nedli.

        Just sail on over to Fukutheshitama Die I-ching, and see if you can help the little Jap men in white suits. Just look for the duct tape, the leaky pipes and the really, really big rodents.

        You won't see any GE logos, but that don't mean they don't salute you in spirit.

        They too busy booking profits off the cancer diagnostics division to offer any help. But I hear you can get a hold of fearless leader, Jeffie Immelt, by dialing 1-800-asshole.

        yo' baby. What's cooking for dinnah?


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        • 21stCentury 21stCentury

          DHS bigshot Janet Napolitano was too chickenshit to have Jeff Immeltdown4Uoncommand hanging by his necktie from the ceiling of her posh DHS office..
          ..so now she's headed off to Bezerkely where she can snarf up on the best anti-radiation therapy bennies in her new jobber.
          With enough hormesis she can grow testicles and a beard.

          snarky snarky snarky (;-P)


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        • NoNukes NoNukes

          What is up with the weird racism, nedlifromvermont? It is not the first time, and it is unacceptable, and inexcusable.


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          • We Not They Finally

            I second that motion, NoNukes. Radiation is bad, but so is bigotry.


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          • nedlifromvermont

            which is the weird racism? "little Jap men" or "Koreans don't read English" or "Japanese are forgetting their Japanese" because of radiation-induced dementia …

            Okay okay, I'll apologize again … I'm terribly sorry, I really am. (But I didn't poison the planet!)

            I'm tryin' out my new "radiation humor" voice like "Wee Too Lo" …

            I just can't be serious all the time, or I'll get depressed …

            or maybe you missed the anti-human and indeed anti-all life form bias of the pro-nukers.

            It was meant in the best sense of a jester, a John Stewart of Colbert Report … it is also known as "gallows humor" … I tried (a little) to express it irhologram as an effort to get this "picked up by a wider audience" but it usually pisses off the WNTF twins, and now you, but I don't really know if it's the husband or the wife who gets offended, since they share the same screen name …

            WTF WNTF we can't have a little fun on planet Deathrow?

            Perhaps you could understand it better in my non-native German ::: "Kauf einen Supertanker, und mach schnell Sie Pflaumen."

            im Frieden, Nedli.


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      • nedlifromvermont

        this 'excellent' comment is now hopelessly out of place. You wanna take it back or reiterate it, Obewan? All these nasty posters jumpin' in front of you. Why they have the manners of a nuclear promoter (just not as much MONEY.)

        Hah Hah Hah you poor, broke little anti-nukers. We are Morgan Bank and we write the rules …

        (Take no notice of the Greek guy behind the curtain with the really really big wooden horse … full of …. you guessed it …. actinides of every sort!

        leaking here, leaking there, who's to complain about a little horse pee?

        peece …


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    • "Anyone know how to get a message to the Japanese Government?"

      This should be priority #1 for all of the governments of the world, but it's not. So what does that tell you?

      We are all cattle to them, to be used and slaughtered. Mass depopulation is a blessing to our psychopathic leaders, who have realized they can't pay for all the promises they've made.


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    • often i see that our ideas would have been way better than those that were implemented. less than six months into this sloww motion train wreck i said "mechanical robots, why don't they use them?" i said that here. addressed it to TepCo. perhaps i should have sent it to TepCo direct. they came up with the idea two years later.

      so….

      i sent a link to your comment to a washington consultant for TepCo. because i thought no one probably reads the inbox at the consultant link, and besides, whats with all this need for your corporate affiliation?


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Saikado hantai = no to nuclear restart

      Slight difference in pronunciation (saikato or saikado) but since not written in Japanese, maybe a moot point?

      Saikashu is also known as Saikato, and 'Saika' can also be read 'Saiga.'
      雑賀党ともいい、「さいが」とも読む。 – Wikipedia日英京都関連文書対訳コーパス

      http://ejje.weblio.jp/sentence/content/イカ+烏賊+種類

      雑賀衆(さいかしゅう)は、戦国時代(日本)に紀伊国北西部の雑賀荘を中心とする一帯(現在の和歌山市の雑賀崎)の諸荘園に居住した国人・土豪・地侍たちの結合した集団(一揆)である。
      Saikashu was a group (ikki) of combined local lords, powerful local clans and local samurai who resided in private estates in the center of Saikasho in the north west part of Kii Province (present day Saikazaki, Wakayama City) during the Sengoku period (Warring States period). – Wikipedia日英京都関連文書対訳コーパス


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Nedli, I had no idea there was so much controversy surrounding your previous comment re: the oil tankers. Sorry, it wasn't my intent to be "piling on." Am not trying to get involved in what I perceive to be a divisive thread of comments.

        So, am not taking a position on your post or responses.

        Something needs to be done, so maybe the oil tanker idea should be considered.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    NoNukes,
    Agree!
    We are one…

    WE all have to get over the programing received, in one way or the other, to be drawn into the light.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Korea should be concerned in general, being that close to the meltdowns.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yes. Koreans and Japanese don't historically have a great relationship ANYWAY, but the Koreans should be rightfully suing the Japanese. Will it save lives? I don't know. This seems unfixable. But anyone put into such mortal danger with reckless regard for human (or indeed any) life, should be pressuring the Japanese to the max! Then public awareness would be raised in Korea too.


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  • jec jec

    So 6M lbs imported fish from Japan in Korea…wonder how many TONS of fish imported..and not checked..came from Japan to USA..Or fish from the Pacific! Because its now all fish from the Pacific than need to be tested..every single one…not a sample of one in a batch..or a batch of samples taken and then "averaged!". One does not eat an "averaged' amount of radiation in one fish. One fish can be so radioactively contaminated its deadly. ONE FISH..or one serving of seaweed. Radiation is not evenly spread…it also bio-accumulates…good luck carbon based lifeforms on planet earth…


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      We get discouraged when friends and family dismiss our warnings about Fukushima, jec. My ol' lady is always saying, "…blogging isn't good for you! All it does is to put you into a fearful mind space. You really should be spending time doing other things…" And on and on every day. But I watch her actions. She has changed her own behavior. She no longer eats seafood from the Pacific, and avoids seafood of unknown origins, even though she loves seafood. Her consumption of milk and cheese is way down. My thought is that even when it seems as if family and friends are ignoring those of us who are fully up to speed on Fukushima, they may still be listening more carefully then they let on. It is in this way that the public is informed, even when the MSM remain silent on the danger posed by the FukuDisaster. More and more people are beginning to make decisions to minimize their own exposure to radiation contamination. So don't get discouraged. Keep on speaking out on Fukushima to all who will listen, however briefly, to our warnings. ;)


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    This video from Dr. Conrad Miller, one of the few MD's that is talking about Fukushima. He discusses food monitoring etc. who is and who is not and the crazy levels that are being detected.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Dd-5B-uUk


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  • nedlifromvermont

    I guess we really don't want to know. And people can be so sensitive. Grow a thick skin like the pro-nukers have so you can fight them with your barbed comments and poison pens. It ain't much, but it's all we have.

    Like water dissolving glass. It's slow, but the effect is cumulative.

    piece …


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  • A pen is mightier than the sword… especially when it is truth.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes!

    If one is fortunate they will be one and the same and therefor the sword then only sits/hangs on the wall within a very bright light for all to see!


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  • of course, it isn't so anonymous now that i announced it. oops.


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