TV Reporter: “Woah! Dead whales!” Record high number of deaths in Hawaii — “Carcasses scattered throughout islands” in Pacific — Sick and starving animals a ‘mystery’ to experts — “Possible health effects” from Fukushima radiation off coast (VIDEO)

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KGMB, Jan 17, 2017 (emphasis added): Officials investigate record number of humpback whale deaths… Six humpback whale carcasses have washed up onto Hawaii shores since November. That’s double the number typically found in a season, which runs from November to May… The previous record [of five] whale carcasses found in Hawaii waters was in 2013… Biologists aren’t sure what’s behind the increase in deaths. “It is higher than usual. It’s almost double this early in the season for what we’d get in a whole season,” said [NOAA’s] David Schofield… Since November, whale carcasses have been scattered throughout the main Hawaiian islandsBiologists are investigating to see if the whales starved or if there’s a problem with the ocean’s healthofficials will be meeting with partners in Alaska and Washington D.C. to investigate further.

KGMB reporter Mahealani Richardson, Jan 17, 2017: Woah! Dead whales! Wildlife officials are investigating a mystery over a record number of humpback whale deaths

Other recent whale deaths in Hawaii

KHON, Nov 22, 2016: Beached melon-headed whale euthanized on Maui… “The body condition was significantly compromised…” said [NOAA’s] Aliza Milette-Winfree… a necropsy will be done to determine what made it sick.

KHON, Oct 23, 2016: A pregnant dwarf sperm whale found dead on Maui’s Makena shoreline… this is very unusual because these whales normally live in deep waters… samples have been sent to the mainland to see if the whale also had any diseases… [NOAA] reported that a witness saw two small whales stranded in Makena…

AP, Aug 26, 2016: Experts are reporting the sighting of a sickly humpback whale off Maui. [NOAA’s] Malia Chow said Friday the animal is emaciated and covered in whale lice… She says the animal’s poor condition is a mystery.

Hakai Magazine, May 25, 2016: No-Show Pacific Ocean Humpbacks Stump Scientists… Whale researchers from around the Pacific are reporting that far fewer whales showed up in their usual wintering grounds…  [NOAA’s Ed Lyman] says he started noticing changes in December 2015… [He] was getting calls from tour boat operators asking where the whales were. “Something happened this year,” agrees Jim Darling, a researcher with the nonprofit Whale Trust Maui. “It almost seemed as if the females didn’t bother to show up”… the density of cows and calves was especially low… Darling also reported hearing from colleagues in the Philippines and Japan of similarly low whale numbers… Also striking was the low number of calves… Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, also saw fewer whales than normal says Oscar Frey, an oceanographer… he observed “the least number of mothers with babies that I have ever seen.”

How about in 2017? — The Garden Island, Jan 30, 2017: Annual whale count… [Jean Souza, HINMS Kauai programs coordinator] said the Kauai sites… saw an average of four whale viewings within a 15-minute time count period… down from the six sightings of the 2016 count.

Dr. Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jan 7, 2017: “We know there can be health effects from exposure to any amount of radiation… the highest level we’ve seen north of Hawaii is 10 Becquerels per cubic meter. Swimming through that for eight hours a day for an entire year could have possible health effects, but that additional dose is one thousand times smaller than a single dental X-ray.”

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230 comments to TV Reporter: “Woah! Dead whales!” Record high number of deaths in Hawaii — “Carcasses scattered throughout islands” in Pacific — Sick and starving animals a ‘mystery’ to experts — “Possible health effects” from Fukushima radiation off coast (VIDEO)

  • Sol Man

    Beyond sadness and words.

    I am you, you are me and we are all together.

  • Humpback Whales In Hawaii — Missing In Action — Second Year in a Row
    Hey y'all. I am heading off to Hawaii next week and stay through March. If anyone is in Hawaii or will be in Hawaii, and wants to do a Whale Count, contact me, I will be "applying" to be a volunteer for the Feb 25, Oahu Count.

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2017/01/humpback-whales-in-hawaii-missing-in.html

  • hey Kenny boy, I didn't realize they did dental Xrays on whales.

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Neither did I realize whales only swam thru seawater for 8 hours a day! What do they do for the other 2 shifts?
      Do whales swallow any seawater?

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Dr. Kenny Bullshitter, swimmin' in a xray 24/7, everything they eat swimmin' in a xray 24/7.

      No problem. When yer hole family is nukers, you can really bend over.
      Hole intended.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Why does this tool have an audience? I can't believe how much has been 'scrubbed' on the net about him, his MIC family roots, ect.

        :mrgreen:

        newsblackoutUSA
        January 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm · Reply
        Nick…Ken Buesseler was in charge of nuclear safety for the troops at Fukushima, he was in the Army at the time. What does that tell you about everything he says now…no way is he going to admit the levels of radiation are hazardous.
        Ken retired after 30 years in the Army, his loyalty is to the US military complex, not humanity

        AirSepTech
        January 29, 2014 at 1:33 am · Reply
        Funny what a change of clothes can do.
        I would like to see the reaction at these press releases with him in uniform.

        Capt. Bone Collecter

  • Jebus Jebus

    😥 They speak, but they don't speak human…

  • DUDe DUDe

    Every dieoff "incident" on this only lifegifted planet we know, accompanied with its own baffled scientist..but no putting all incidents together..

  • Important compilation

    This List Compiled by Kelly Ann Thomas

    61 pages describing news aggregation on the death of the largest ocean on earth

    Picture of poor little seal, crawling the streets of a city, with pneumonia, because there is no food in the ocean.

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/09/61-pages-of-stories-of-death-of-pacific.html

  • Jebus Jebus

    We knew the ocean would suffer from the beginning.

    In my archives starting in 2012, searching, I have only one "whale" story about killer whales spotted near LA…

    In 2013 there are four "whale" stories.

    In 2014 there are six.

    In 2015 there are 23.

    In 2016 there are 33

    In 2017 there are already seven.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Before too long, no dead whales will be washing up.

    • theworldisalie theworldisalie

      That's when they will say the ocean is the healthiest it's been since record keeping began.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Nothing will be washing up…except plastic or oil…our human legacy.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        yes, the oil. Its a little known fact that Barack was a white jew before he took that swim in the gulf of mexico to cover for British Petroleum.

        skip to the bottom;

        "Club of the Isles is an immensely influential network of institutions and companies controlled by the British House of Windsor and the Black Nobility European dynastic families. It is a web of interlocking directorships which hold independent companies in a network of common control and common agenda.
        European dynastic family members of this web include: House of Guelph/House of Windsor, Britain; House of Wettin, Belgium; House of Bernadotte, Sweden; House of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein; House of Oldenburg, Denmark; House of Hohenzollern, Germany; House of Hanover, Germany (the second most important one); House of Bourbon, France; House of Orange, Netherlands; House of Grimaldi, Monaco; House of Wittelsbach, Germany; House of Braganza, Portugal; House of Nassau, Luxembourg; House of Habsburg, Austria; House of Savoy, Italy; House of Karadjordjevic, Yugoslavia ; House of Württemberg,
        Bank and corporate members include: The Bank of England, Anglo-American Corp of South Africa, Rio Tinto, De Beers . Rothchild Bank, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Midland Bank, National Westminster Bank, Barings Bank, Schroders Bank, J. P. Morgan and Co, BRITISH PETROLEUM

        • DUDe DUDe

          "..Before too long, no dead whales will be washing up.."

          Indeed..because they all passed away..no more swimming close to shore or even beaching..soon..:(

          "..Nothing will be washing up…except plastic or oil…our human legacy.."

          Not really important but..strictly speaking..A planet violently stripped of its bio-life by one of its very latest species still can and will have earthquakes and tsunamis in its joyless future..and since decaying is slowing down or stopping..basically the ocean aka the cytoplasm of this living/dying planet , is turning slowly in to something resembling formaldehyde..a tissue fixative and embalming agent..there still be recognisable body's to be trown around for a looooong time..together with our plastic and crap..

          Progress ! Infinite Economic Growth ! God's Chosen Ones Are Us , Don't Stand Between Us And Our Profit Disorders !

        • PostHypnoticSuggestion PostHypnoticSuggestion

          Einstein lived in Bern. GE CEO is Immelt. Fukushima is… well, Fukushima.

      • Sol Man

        The human legacy is to let a small group of people confiscate, by

        various means, the energy, homes and money without recourse for the

        victims, creating digital ponzis, poison all water, kill all living

        creatures and ecosystems.

        Cheers!

        • Dazy Dazy

          The big bads couldn't do what they do without compliance. Do any of them pick up a shovel, build something with their hands? Do they have guns in their hands to put in people's faces to make them comply? Many people didn't say NO and gladly cooperate in our collective demise, they are the greater offenders than the crazies at the top.

          • DUDe DUDe

            Obama Hid Huge Crisis With Japan, Only Now Revealed…6 Years To Fix It Or Face Grave Danger

            https://conservativedailypost.com/obama-hid-huge-crisis-with-japan-only-now-revealed-6-years-to-fix-it-or-face-grave-danger/

            If he had not done so..HID IT..we would now have chosen a decent human being to be president..someone caring to give it his best shot to save US..NOT some profit centered totalitarian "give me a break shrugger" regarding everything planet-life related..extreme vetting the litle mobile man sure..but not for the tripping from greed bankers and every other untermensh rich enough to appear in his visible spectrum..

            These kind of terrorists got their taking away/limited by common sense licenses renewed/expanded and a personal word of encouragement to try again but harder i'm sure..the 2008 global banking crisis deliberatly and calculated setup 2017 to be repeated (i'm sure they learned something from the first one , honing their "technique") and the total and immediate destruction of everything left that manage to still hang on to life during our 200 years of "technological revolution"..

            Forgive them for they dont know wha…wut..Fuck No !..Spartacus finale scene comes to mind..but now besides our highway's and with the right bozo's on the crosses..never gonne happen..too late..keep smiling in the face of the manmade omni-clusterfuck fire-squad ..grrrrr

            Yes , we are all guilty to some degree..karma shared..but some make satan look impotent..

            • DUDe DUDe

              The hiding saved the duopoly..

            • Gabe Gabe

              Why do you assume we would have made any better or different choices? You must assume that the citizens of the USA give a rat's butt about anything outside their own little sphere of influence, and that is an erroneous assumption indeed. As I recall we went from the criminal Bush to the criminal Clinton, back to another criminal Bush, on to a criminal Obama……….
              I am watching the current president "shake up" the status quo.
              Who the hell knows what we will see?????

              • earthsmith earthsmith

                the rise in disease, death and destruction of carbon based life form DNA…thats what we will see.

              • DUDe DUDe

                Un-Hidden…

                "..Why do you assume we would have made any better or different choices?.."

                Think about 7 billion people up to speed like if they were all Enenewsers..now think all presidential would-be candidates coming here proposing themselves..sort of speak.

                "..You must assume that the citizens of the USA give a rat's butt about anything outside their own little sphere of influence, and that is an erroneous assumption indeed.."

                Exactly Gabe ! Un-Hidden = Within their own litle sphere of influence..free to talk about..free correct info everywhere one looks..understanding the setup and implications in the here and now and for the future..six years..election coming up..everybody and every loved one is at risk and knows it..

                Ya think hillary could be croocking around and be still shoved in the spotlight by CNN&Co..or a candidate could enter the stage on one foot with the other in its mouth about nuclear..whilest the total , no exceptions , population rightfully fearing for their life has free acces to all the uncensored cancer data rising around them and the nuclear's shamefull history of experimenting and despising investing in safety , the taxscam etc..
                I'm talking a globe population with a level of knowledge like in this place..

                Would those making sense still be openly censored you think..?

                Somehow i dont..the duopoly would adapt to a global crisis with honesty or silently dry up and vaporise in to nothingness..long before the election..

    • Ya like the unemployment rate going down because workers gave up looking.

      Progress

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    for every dead whale found many die and are not found. I have read the ratio for dolphins is about one found for every 6 to 10 deaths. The pacific is in the throws of death and scientists are baffled and can only theorize climate change as a cause. Its a staggering failure of science, media, government and public.

    If you plug in the amount of fallout from Fukushima into the Sternglass finding, there is 10 times what is needed to bring fish catch to zero

    People wont find the answer in non reported or covered up measurements of becquerels. The problem lies in known and unknown toxicology of the relatively minute quantity of fallout.

    • theworldisalie theworldisalie

      I agree, man made reactor/bomb fission products are unbelievably toxic both radio logically and chemically. There is no comparison compared to natural background.

      It has no place being used in the same context, there is no comparison.

      One is natural and one is a host of super poisons.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Some people dont remember it this way…
        Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of deadly fallout, I will fear no nuclear: for thou art with me; thy rad and thy ICRP graph they confound me.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      I now have two fish in my outside pound with cancer tumors…that are visible.

      These fish are exposed to the rain…the rain must be radioactive hot now.

      More.. now means less…for everybody.

      • theworldisalie theworldisalie

        The rain is most certainly hot. Watch the videos of people putting counters by their storm drains, they go off the scales. Radon washout my arse.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          it probably is mainly radon washout. At least that what Beck tells me,…Beck Corral. Says you cant thing in terms of radiation counts on account of the toxicity factor. It screws up the intuitive understanding by a factor of 1000. Thats like if they said theres a five foot snake in the neighborhood and it was actually a mile long with an 80 foot wide mouth

  • Jebus Jebus

    An elephant can be seen as a flea under a microscope.

    By focusing on fractions and a singular dose.

    Counting this continuous event is yet to be about you and me.

    Atomic fleas by the gigabequerels are spilling to the sea.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima Five Years After

    Published on Jan 5, 2017

    Much of this material is on-line already; but this very recent documentary from ABC TV (Australia) from December 2016, is probably the very latest (and most complete) video footage available anywhere. As such, it is A MUST WATCH!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD29v1BSs4U&feature=youtu.be

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Heart breaking and the government is not paying anything..the Japanese citizens and all our future generations will be paying this horrific Nuclear bill.

      All Nuclear operations should be shut down worldwide immediately!

      Banned from any planetary operations.

      Do this now!

  • razzz razzz

    I see kenny has graduated from bananas to now dental x-ray comparisons for radiation exposure in the Pacific.

    Apparently after man began nuke bomb testing and nuke power generation, life in the Pacific Ocean was just swell. Only after Daiichi begins continuous dumping of radioactive melt wastes into the Pacific does the lowest part of the food chain (plankton) begin dieing off enough to start starving the upper half of the food chain (whales) with seals and seabirds in between. Those dental x-ray amounts sure can add up to dangerous levels.

    All the while the Eastern Pacific now has a moratorium for sardine fishing among other sea life like crabs and for whaling, etc. There has been a sardine moratorium before from 1967 to 1986 but I don't think the depletion was as bad as it is now.

    'U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash'
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oregon-fishing-sardines-idUSKCN0X82LX

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      These Nuke Pukes have been destroying the oceans and this planet for the past 70 years and it is time to end it while we still can.

      Only fools would embrace such bad/failed technology.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The natural cycle is when sardines reduce, anchovies increase and vice versa. If they are both down, it is a sure sign of trouble

    • 1963 was the height of nuclear bomb testing, and the end of open air bomb testing.

      They knew how bad things could get. What else would cause the whole world to stop? So by 1967 Atlantic sardines had collapsed. It take several years to destroy the food chain.

      Mission accomplished.

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      I think plankton is pretty tolerant of high radiation levels, razz. Krill seem to be about the lowest level where die-offs can telegraph up the food chain quckly. Damn near everything in the ocean eats krill or eats something that eats krill. Even squirrels eat krill.

      Well, not really. But if those little bastards could swim, they would eat krill. Why? Because they're squirrels.

      • Pave thats funny, but krill is being killed

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Paveway!…its like a renaissance! And just when I was having visions of the end of times. The admin posting an article once every decade…three of us left, ALTM, B420 and me. You have to use a hand crank to power up your computer with a log on delay of 6 hours or more. ALTM mastering her fiftieth language, B420 rolling on the floor laughing his ass off in some asylum, me wearing nothing but a plywood billboard saying K-40 is OK, occasionally wandering into the zombie filled streets to hunt for black market coffee and kratom

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Declare the ocean a global park.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Dr. Ken Buesseler sez: "Swimming through that for eight hours a day for an entire year could have possible health effects, but that additional dose is one thousand times smaller than a single dental X-ray.”

    Look down the food chain!
    "Starving whales" tells me they aren't finding food.
    Fukushima radiation may be killing off the whales in an indirect way by collapsing populations of small fish that these whales feed on.
    Small fish populations may have collapsed because populations of algae and krill which the small fish eat have collapsed.
    Whales bioconcentrate the radiation in their food.
    So not only are they getting an external radiation dose by swimming in radiation, they are also getting an internal dose by eating radiation-contaminated food.
    But, of course, you know that to be the case, don't you Ken?

    The Pacific Ocean is dying.
    You have the meltdown, melt-through, and melt-out of 3 nuclear reactor cores, washed into the sea by an underground river for five years.
    Which you have NOT sequestered or mitigated.
    What did you think was going to happen?

    As for Japan? Sue the bastards!
    You can't destroy an entire Ocean and not pay the price.

    Stock is very soon going to take part is a whale-counting study in Hawaii.
    I am greatly looking forward to that report!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I suspect trouble in the phytoplankton food web.
    It isn't all kelp now is it?!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ken wants you to know that ..if an accident should happen again ..that it would take 5 years to get to the US.
    Lies..
    And where was it in the meantime?

    Jay Cullen..

    It's coming the speed of a garden snail..
    Who measures nautical speed in 'garden snail'?
    “It appears that the plume has spread throughout this vast area from Alaska to California,” the scientists wrote.
    They estimated that the plume is moving toward the coast at roughly twice the speed of a garden snail. Radiation levels have not yet peaked.
    “As the contamination plume progresses towards our coast we expect levels closer to shore to increase over the coming year,” Cullen said.

    Even that peak won’t be a health concern, Buesseler said. But the models will help scientists model ocean currents in the future".

    Fukushima Radiation Has Reached U.S. Shores
    Jan 30 2017

    https://deusnexus.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/fukushima-radiation-reached/

    Oh,hurrah, the 'papered scientists' have modeling of the currents!

    AT WHAT EXPENSE, THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ITSELF??

    • DUDe DUDe

      Hi Heart..Actions speak louder then kenny's or jay's bribed weasel words..they (Gina McCarthy EPA iirc) shut of the monitoring system and raised the permissable levels to astronomical highs as in the more it gushes out of control upon you the safer it becomes kind of psychopathic logic.., and killary quickly made deals not to test imported food before testing it..under the condition Japan would continue making bombstuff for Amurica..nuff said..

      Now we have "to deal" with the consequences..no turning back the clock..no second chances to do it better and deliberatly INCREASE from day one our eventual survival chances instead of whiping them off the table with a careless shrug..or should i say monopoly board..

    • heart, we are "past the Murres"

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Even that peak"
    Keyword: peaking

  • GOM GOM

    隠ぺいする
    Inpei suru. {cover-up}

    Never in all of history has a world event with such reaching consequences to human life as those represented by the meltdown of the reactors at Fukushima been so thoroughly and absolutely covered up. By now the effects of the radioactive pollution from the plant have encompassed our planet and, as higher radiation levels for the aquatic life in the Pacific Ocean are scantly reported, life, or more probably death goes on as if nothing of any real consequence has actually occurred.

    After the meltdown of a single reactor in Chernobyl in 1986, there seemed to be a constant vigil to track the spread of the radiation and the consequences to human life in the Soviet Union and around the world. But back then, the coverage served a political purpose. We weren’t to look at the failure of Chernobyl as a consequence of the bad decision in building these death plants, but rather the inferior system of government in the Soviet Union that allowed the failure to occur.

    In the instance of Fukushima, this was the last thing we wanted because Japan had been Americanized and the technology and the use thereof, including safety measures, were written by the United States. That and the fact that Japan’s liability to those affected by that government’s negligence would have had to be recognized…

  • razzz razzz

    In the years after Daiichi melting there were articles (pro and con) with reports showing and claiming unusual plankton die offs which leads to 'snow' covering the ocean bottom where normally the detritus becomes part of the food chain or some recycles back to the surface of the ocean.

    Can't find much on current reports but here are a few examples.

    'Sept. 23, 2015
    NASA Study Shows Oceanic Phytoplankton Declines in Northern Hemisphere'

    "…The reduction in population may reduce the amount of carbon dioxide drawn out of the atmosphere and transferred to the deep ocean for long-term storage.

    "Phytoplankton need carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, just like trees," said oceanographer and lead author Cecile Rousseaux, of Universities Space Research Association and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere dissolves in cold ocean water. During a phytoplankton bloom, which can span hundreds of miles and be seen from space, the tiny organisms take up the dissolved CO2 and convert it to organic carbon – a form that animals can use as food to grow, the essential base of the marine food web. Then when the phytoplankton cell dies, it sinks to the ocean floor, taking with it the carbon in its body…"
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-shows-oceanic-phytoplankton-declines-in-northern-hemisphere

    http://www.deepseanews.com/2014/01/is-the-sea-floor-littered-with-dead-animals-due-to-radiation-no/

    • Jebus Jebus

      "Sea Snot" Explosion Caused by Gulf Oil Spill? – September 25, 2010

      Marine "snowstorm" possibly crippled base of Gulf of Mexico food chain.

      The Gulf of Mexico oil spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of organic matter that scientists call sea snot, according to ongoing research.

      The boom likely precipitated a sea-snot "blizzard" in Gulf (map) waters, researchers say. And as the clumps sank, they may have temporarily wiped out the base of the food chain in the spill region by scouring all small life from the water column.

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100916-sea-snot-gulf-bp-oil-spill-marine-snow-science-environment/

      Bear with me to notice the picture and date…

    • Jebus Jebus

      “Sea Snot” Explosions Feed Deep-Sea Creatures – November 22, 2013

      “In the 24 years of this study, the past 2 years have been the biggest amounts of this detritus by far,” said study leader Christine Huffard, a marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California.

      In March 2012, less than one percent of the seafloor beneath Station M was covered in dead sea salps. By July 1, more than 98 percent of it was covered in the decomposing organisms, according to the study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

      The major increase in activity of deep-sea life in 2011 and 2012 weren’t limited to Station M, though: Other ocean-research stations reported similar data.

      http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/22/sea-snot-explosions-feed-deep-sea-creatures/

  • GOM GOM

    終わりの始まり
    Owarinohajimari. {the beginning of the end}

    An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America: While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U. S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be "pockets" and "streams" ofl highly-concentrated radiation. The University of Hawaii's International Pacific Research Center created a graphic showing the projected dispersion of debris from Japan:

    Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences showed that radiation on the West Coast of North America could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan:

    AFTER 10 YEARS the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 x 10-4) off Baja California.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/North_Pacific_Subtropical_Convergence_Zone.jpg

    • GOM GOM

      But one thing is clear: As the Pacific Ocean dies, so do the rest of the world's oceans in time..

    • DUDe DUDe

      "..AFTER 10 YEARS the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 x 10-4) off Baja California.."

      For the armageddon sickos and the likes that cant wait for it all to go to hell..the longest part is behind us then..:(

      • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

        It's one ocean…Just given different names for different locations. When will we hear of the others receiving their doses? And where is the map of currents circling the worlds waters?

  • Wooster

    "the highest level we’ve seen north of Hawaii is 10 Becquerels per cubic meter. Swimming through that for eight hours a day for an entire year could have possible health effects, but that additional dose is one thousand times smaller than a single dental X-ray.”

    That's very disingenuous of you Ken, because you are assuming that the radiation from Fukushima will be evenly diluted across the ocean.

    I am surprised that you haven't used the level of radiation found in a banana as an example to back up your theory that Fukushima radiation is entirely harmless yet.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      the radiation is fairly uniform in the Pacific. Looking for 'missing' or unreported becquerels is not the solution to proving Fukushima is responsible for die offs

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Infowars..finally wake up again.. from a political coma?

    Northern Hemisphere Potentially In Great Danger As Fukushima Radiation Spikes To ‘Unimaginable’ Levels

    Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists that believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history

    Feb 6 2017

    http://www.infowars.com/northern-hemisphere-potentially-in-great-danger-as-fukushima-radiation-spikes-to-unimaginable-levels/

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      To Michael Snyder at Infowars: welcome to the party. We've been waiting about six years for your arrival.

      To his credit, Alex Jones did warn of the severity of a meltdown orcother accident involving Unit 3, which contained MOX fuel, a few days after 3/11.

  • papacares papacares

    article pretty much sums up what is being observed off the coast of oregon – notice the smart fishers are pulling out – however there are still lots who look at this as an opportune time to buy out those who they believe have fallen prey to the enviro-nuts. amazing the osu geo group is coming out with data while the marine science center remains silent. is very strange people who live here on the coast do not see how the coast has become sanitized.

    close to 6 years on now, going back to when this all started i posted only a person blinded by hope would deny the 4 reactor cores and spent fuel had not left the buildings. little by little now over the years tepco has worked up to admitting all of 2 is gone. (remember those fake pix of fuel removal at 3 and then the crane fell)
    neat trick tepco did by erecting those covers over the buildings making them appear undamaged. however do not forget in those FD basements were housed the nuclear development and storage facilities for Japan's nuclear weapons program, and it is now all gone.

    KB's recognition of the stupidity of the masses is laughable. yes, to the average reader whales will only swim in the ocean for 8 hours per day because the other 16 they are; fill in the blank ________

  • jackassrig

    I have a feeling the reason TEPCO took the sides off of #1 is the weight is causing the ground to sink. Of course speculation, the sinking must be around #1 and extending to #2. The previous post said #2 is on the verge of collapse.

  • A real poll on Immigration policy, no surprise to me https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-poll-on-trumps-travel-ba… How Do You Feel About Banning Travel From Certain Countries That Are Deemed High Risk? Let them in, that's "not who we are" 3%
    The 7 They Picked Were Good Choices 0%
    They Should ban even more countries 42%
    The ban should be broad, but allow for specific Visa requests to be considered even from those countries 27%
    Islam is 0.8% of the USA, yet controls 40% of the narrative, what is the real reason behind that? 27%
    Total votes: 33

  • SadieDog

    Fukushima rebuilds with fish, tomatoes and hula girls – "The Tokyo Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Fukushima Prefecture invited us to visit Iwaki to see how far the area has come since 2011, and we were happy to discover that despite everything the people here have been through, the locals were friendly, welcoming, and passionate about letting the world know that they’re back in business and ready to welcome tourists with open arms.

    We start our tour of the city at an “integrated agricultural theme park” which receives funding from the city and prefectural governments, and surprisingly, Japan Rail East. Called “Wonder Farm“, the facility specialises in the cultivation of tomatoes, which are widely distributed at hotel restaurants operated by Japan Rail."

    https://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/fukushima-rebuilds-its-future-with-fish-tomatoes-and-hula-dancing-girls

  • SadieDog

    "RICHLAND, Wash. — When Tim Snider arrived on Enewetak Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to clean up the fallout from dozens of nuclear tests on the ring of coral islands, Army officers immediately ordered him to put on a respirator and a bright yellow suit designed to guard against plutonium poisoning.

    A military film crew snapped photos and shot movies of Mr. Snider, a 20-year-old Air Force radiation technician, in the crisp new safety gear. Then he was ordered to give all the gear back. He spent the rest of his four-month stint on the islands wearing only cutoff shorts and a floppy sun hat."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/us/troops-radioactive-islands-medical-care.html

  • Jebus Jebus

    Does someone else wish to educate this teacher about fake news?

    Teachers confront fake news in classroom lessons

    Teacher Amanda Suttle's students know to take with a grain of salt an online article positing that millennials are bad with money and need financial-planning help. It was written by a bank executive.

    And they get that a photo of mutated daisies, posted online with the claim that they sprouted near Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, could be total bunk.

    These were examples that she floated this week for her 12-student media-literacy class at Licking Valley High School, just east of Newark, and she's glad to see their healthy skepticism.

    http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170202/teachers-confront-fake-news-in-classroom-lessons

    Maybe a few more literary examples…

  • Jebus Jebus

    One bomb. Downwind…

    Group To Release Information About Health Effects From Trinity Test Radiation Exposure

    Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) has completed its Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the effects of July 16, 1945, Trinity Test on New Mexicans and the potential benefits of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) amendments for the residents of the Tularosa Basin.

    The HIA report will be released the week of February 6, 2017, at the events listed below.

    http://krwg.org/post/group-release-information-about-health-effects-trinity-test-radiation-exposure

    • Jebus Jebus

      HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT

      In southern New Mexico, four counties have been primarily affected, as evidenced by high rates of cancer, including rare cancers, and other illnesses, such as thyroid disease. The four counties include Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro. Individuals who were at higher risk for developing cancer due to radioactive fallout include, but are not limited to: persons living within 150 miles the Trinity Test Site on July 16, 1945; persons who ate game and/or livestock (cows and goats) that were exposed to radioactive fallout from the test; persons who drank milk that came from livestock that was exposed to radioactive fallout; persons who drank water gathered in cistern that had been poisoned by radioactive fallout; persons who ate food grown in soil that was exposed to radioactive fallout; and descendants of persons from the previous categories whose genetic composition was altered by consuming or otherwise being exposed to radioactive fallout.

      http://www.trinitydownwinders.com/health-impact-assessment

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        We have some friends from that area, they both grew up/lived on cattle ranches, grew their own stuff, real self sufficient.
        He survived testicular cancer, his wife has survived 20yrs now stage4 melanoma. Her mother has had breast, father died of lung cancer.

        Their kids are now having kids, we'll see. 🙁

        ABQ and Santa Fe fit in the 150mi radius, that's most of NM population.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Someone posted cancer stats for the US recently. The four corners area was shown as having one of the lowest per capital cancer rates in the entire US. How can that be, when there is so much uranium mining in & around the area?

          • Jebus Jebus

            Down nationwide but hot spots persist.

            A disclaimer. When added to the whole…

            They have a few kidney and liver cancer issues though.

            And sure, stats follow state lines…

            http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/24/health/cancer-cluster-disparities-county-study/

            Treat it like a poll… 🙂

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Thanks, Jebus. Great information. Thought that might have been your post.

              You are correct re: the hotspots. The study does mention there was data smoothing which might obscure the presence of the hotspots.

              Speaking of downwind, the uranium apparently drifts long distances. Wish I could find the information on that now. Apparently it's spread all across South Dakota, and other Midwestern states lying east of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, thereabouts.

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            Hmmm, good question. 4 'corners' is a 'little' beyond this.
            They were referring to 4 'counties'. I had to look at it 3/4 times to 'get it'.
            Maybe:
            Real sparse population
            Underreported?
            Kind of protected, lot of valley areas, as I remember(20yrs ago trip)

            So 4 corners is 275/400mi from 'Trinity/NTS, respectively.

            The couple we know lived about 70mi from the trinity site.
            They were born in the '60's. It was kind of in the open, I asked them what they thought about it, they seemed to think it was just 'fate'. huh.

            My parents watched NTS light up the sky in the '50's, they lived in Bishop and Independence, Ca. 100mi.
            Hard to even believe.
            They now live in St George UT, downwinders. crazy old people.

            Too many variables, it will never be exact. Unless your a piece of charcoal.

    • Mack Mack

      That's an important study because I read somewhere that there's a NEW push to begin atomic testing again.

      Hopefully this study will get read by the right eyes.

  • Mack Mack

    Just a personal observation…I am noticing a definite trend in accelerated aging in people since Fukushima.

    Anyone else noticing that?

    I think Dr. G has a good article on the link between radiation and accelerated aging.

    • Mack, indeed accelerated aging. Somehow with my pro-biotic diet and supplements I am avoiding that, actually feel better than 20 years ago.

      And even in Hawaii….most people used to be pretty fit, many are now fat. Fake food, and damaged digestion from radiation, GMO inflammation.

      • Mack Mack

        stock, can you give me a few examples of your pro-biotic diet, etc. I feel like crap, lol

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Mack, chiming in here. Kimchi, sauerkraut, cemented food in general promotes healthy gut flora. Yogurt, kefir (unsweetened dairy type), water kefir, kombucha, FOS. When in doubt add probiotics, 10 billion living organisms or more per capsule.

          VSL III is a good medical grade one. So is Florastor. The refrigerated ones are generally the best.

          Eating pre- and pro- biotic foods always a good idea.

          Some 70% or more of our immune function is modulated by the gut. Healthy gut = healthy body (generally speaking).

          A Sante, 'Ho

        • Mack,

          Easiest one is Yogurt, throw some powdered broccoli sprouts into that too, and some local honey.

          Second easiest…Apple Cider Vinegar, with the mother (the bacteria), 2 tablespoons each morning, followed by a half glass of lemon water so your throat doesnt get burned over time.

          Kimchee is awesome, especially if you like it as I do.

          Natto, maybe hard to get in your locale. it has a specific "Natto" bacteria not common in other probiotics.

          Sauerkraut, the german kimchee, so good homemade!

          ferment your pickles, kohlrabi, turnips.

          This is the key to the modern diet of "fake food"

        • mack, you can also get pro-biotics as a supplement, but anything not refrigerated is suspect to me. I guess bacteria can go dormant and be in pill form at room temp, but I don't trust it.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    OT, so will keep it short. It's really easy to make kombucha, sauerkraut, water kefir at home.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://russgeorge.net/2017/02/01/alaska-pink-salmon-fishery-federal-disaster-declared/

    Alaska’s Vital Salmon Fleet Is Hard Aground

    Collapse of Alaska’s Largest And Most Valuable Fishery Is Now Official

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Wednesday the national disaster declaration.

    Congress must now appropriate funds for disaster relief to the many afflicted communities that depend almost entirely on the salmon catch.

  • Real time poll at Nukepro

    How Do You Feel About Banning Travel From Certain Countries That Are Deemed High Risk?

    Let them in, that's "not who we are" 1%

    The 7 They Picked Were Good Choices 0%

    They Should ban even more countries 45%

    The ban should be broad, but allow for specific Visa requests to be considered even from those countries 28%

    Islam is 0.8% of the USA, yet controls 40% of the narrative, what is the real reason behind that? 26%

  • Life being postponed again.

    How is everyone lately? Good I hope…
    Eq model did well today. Predicti g the west india / pakistan eq an hour ago. Maybe keep eyes on cams. Model showed 50/ 50 for a japanese quake. So should be noted. This event I believe is a foreshock of a larger quake in the pakistan / india region.
    Hapan could easily be steuck woth an aftershock in my opinion.

    • Sol Man

      The information is from 8/6/15, so it is rather dated. How much worse can it be today?

      • Jebus Jebus

        'Fukushima catastrophe ongoing: Leakage on a daily basis’ – 2/7/17 There are many shoes still to drop at Fukushima Daiichi, said Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear. If something goes wrong with the radioactive waste storage pools, there could be a release of high-level radioactivity into the air, he added. Radiation at Fukushima’s nuclear power plant is at its highest level since the tsunami-triggered meltdown nearly six years ago. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is reporting atmospheric readings inside Daiichi’s reactor No.2 are as high as 530 sieverts an hour, while a human exposed to a single dose of 10 sieverts would die in a couple of weeks. It is not unexpected, but we still don’t know where the cores are. There are claims that “it’s all contained, don’t worry about it.” It is indisputable that there is a daily flow of radioactively contaminated groundwater into the ocean. The figures something like 80,000 gallons per day of relatively low-level radioactive waste water. Then you’ve got those storage tanks – we’re talking 800,000 tons of highly radioactive water stored in tanks. Every day they pour a hundred tons of water on each of these three melted down cores. Sometimes they lose those tanks. They leak, they overflow – it is an ongoing catastrophe. We’re just in the beginning. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/376607-leakage-radiation-fukushima-japan/

        • Mack Mack

          $600 Billion to decommission Fukushima

          Hey stock, how many solar panels could have been installed for $600 Billion, giving Japan clean, reliable energy instead of toxic nuclear?

  • GOM GOM

    -Unimaginable' radiation levels detected inside Fukushima reactor in Japan

    4 days ago -Saturday February 4th, 2017 … Yes, TEPCO has measured very high radiation inside … No, it does't mean radiation levels there are rising…What?

    "It may have been caused by nuclear fuel that would have melted and made a hole in the vessel, but it is only a hypothesis at this stage". ..What?

    Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/fukushima-daiichi-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown

    • Sol Man

      From The German Risk Study of Risks Due to Accidents at NPP's, NP 1804-SR
      April 1987, Published by EPRI

      Table 6.1 Results of model study on the time behavior of core melt accidents

      Case 2= Large leak in a primary coolant pipeline functioning of the passive safety features (accumulators) corresponding to the minimum requirements of the licensing procedure. Complete failure of all active safety systems (low pressure injection system.)

      Failure of the building foundation ca. 100 hrs.

      (This is after melt of all other barriers.)

  • GOM GOM

    トリプル炉心溶融
    Toripuru roshin yōyū…{Triple core meltdown}

    "The radiation level in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant has reached a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, the highest since the –triple core meltdown–in March 2011", Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. said.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/03/national/fukushima-radiation-level-highest-since-march-11/

  • How about who we should saving? All of us?? children??? Old people????

    Dumbness is numbness?

    …open your mind to the great big (extremely small) place that we live…

    …or don't.

    https://youtu.be/cbLCGKhyUSg

  • Jebus Jebus

    Chinese Foreign Ministry issues safety alert regarding to the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident – February 08, 2017

    China hopes the Japanese government will give a responsible explanation on how they will offset the impact of the Fukushima nuclear leakage, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang on Monday in a regular conference.

    “The Chinese side has been watching closely the repercussions of the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident and has been asking the Japanese government to properly handle the accident and follow-up matters in a timely fashion,” Lu said.

    Lu further said added any responsible government will pay continuous and high attention to the impact of the nuclear leakage on the marine environment, food safety and people's health. “This is their obligation to not only the Japanese people, but also people from the rest of the world, its neighbours included.”

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued relevant safety alert, and Chinese fellows are urged to make proper travel plans and take protective measures.

    http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0208/c90000-9175062.html

    Rome's Ocean is burning…

  • Jebus Jebus

    China urges Japan to explain its Fukushima plan amid reports of lethal levels of radiation

    China on Monday urged the Japanese government to give a responsible explanation of how it will offset the impact of the Fukushima nuclear leakage amid reports the radiation at one Fukushima reactor has reached levels that are reportedly able to kill humans within seconds.

    Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a press briefing on Monday that China has been closely watching the repercussions of the Fukushima nuclear accident and the ministry had issued the relevant safety alerts.

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1031742.shtml

  • Mack Mack

    @ "breadandbutter" – if you're out there lurking, just a note to say hello and hoping you're well

  • Jebus Jebus

    China on Monday urged the Japanese government to clarify how they plan to deal with the impact of the deadly levels of radioactivity that have been detected inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

    A Chinese expert also warned not to eat seafood caught from waters near the site due to possible organ failure.

    Gui Liming, a professor at the Department of Engineering Physics with Tsinghua University, warned that seafood which was caught from the radiated waters and illegally imported still pose a threat to Chinese people's health.

    Customs authorities in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, detained 14 people in August 2016 for smuggling frozen seafood from Japan, including irradiated high-end seafood from waters near Fukushima prefecture, China Central Television reported.

    "We need to closely inspect every product to single out the radiated ones, which was not part of the usual routine of customs before," Gui said.

    http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-08/244435.shtml

  • Jebus Jebus

    Q: The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said after analyzing video images taken inside the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex that they had detected a record radiation level of up to 530 sieverts per hour. People will die in seconds when exposed to such high levels of radiation. Is China worried about that? Will that affect Chinese citizen's Japan-bound trips?

    A: We have noted the relevant report. The Chinese side has been watching closely the repercussions of the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident and has been asking the Japanese government to properly handle the accident and follow-up matters in a timely fashion. I believe any responsible government will pay continuous and high attention to the impact of the nuclear leakage on the marine environment, food safety and people's health. We also hope that the Japanese government will give a responsible explanation on how will they offset the impact of the leakage. This is their obligation to not only the Japanese people, but also people from the rest of the world, its neighbors included.

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued relevant safety alert. We believe our Chinese fellows will make proper travel plans and take protective measures.

    http://www.chinaembassy.cz/cze/fyrth/t1436263.htm

    Wonder what Donald has to say?

  • Jebus Jebus

    There likely will be no recreational smelt dipping this weekend, despite all those sea lions and seals that have swarmed to the Cowlitz River to hunt for the silvery fish in the last week.

    Commercial smelt fishing, which biologists use to help judge the run size, was poor on Thursday and Monday, said Brad James, a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    James said of the four or five commercial fishers who were out on the Columbia River last Thursday, only a couple caught fish. Results as of late Monday afternoon were worse, with essentially no smelt caught, James said.

    http://tdn.com/news/local/low-numbers-result-in-no-sport-smelt-dipping-season/article_ee2033d8-6343-59b3-b13d-6480f7802324.html

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Radiation inside Unit2 pedestal 20Sv/hr., lower than expected.

    "The lowest reading being in the pedestal where melted fuel and a hole in the floor grate were found is unusual and unexpected."
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=16105

    Three conclusions follow from this data:
    1. The reading of 20Sv/hr. indicates that it is likely that no pile of melted nuclear fuel lies on the basemat floor under the hole in the grate.
    2. It is now more likely that an exploration of the basemat floor will find only a water-filled hole, through which the corium left the building.
    3. The Unit2 corium lies at the bottom of a corium lava tube, in the bedrock under the plant.

    Uppers in da
    UP of
    Michigan wanna know:

    "Where is da damn corium, eh, Tepco?" 😉

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The variable readings in U2…it depends on how close the camera, and what is splattered where. Corium sitting under water could reduce a reading. The high reading seems to be when the camera was six feet away from but looking straight at the outside of the pedestal. This might indicate that the corium was deposited explosively, reducing the bulk that would melt through the concrete below. A steam explosion probably deposited much of the corium on the walls, and would be 3/16 thick if evenly spread

      this study indicates no melt through. Tepco admits a breach in containment. The place was blown up, with seems and perhaps portholes exploded out. The torus level is apparently under the water table

      A Study on the Coolability of Ex-vessel Corium by Late Top Water Flooding
      http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/~flahid/EP/Other/Zhong.pdf

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