U.S. Gov’t-funded Study: West Coast and Hawaii residents are Fukushima downwinders — Effects of this radiation exposure expected to be ‘beneficial’

Published: February 21st, 2014 at 10:17 pm ET
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Assessing potential radiological harm to Fukushima recovery workers, Bobby R. Scott Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, June 2011: A radiological emergency exists at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan as a result of the March 11, 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the massive tsunami [...] News media misinformation related to the emergency triggered enormous social fear worldwide of the radioactivity that is being released […] For down-wind populations, hormetic effects (activated natural protective processes) are much more likely than are deleterious effects. […] hormetic (beneficial) effects may occur for doses up to and exceeding 250 mSv and are expected to be orders of magnitude more likely than radiogenetic cancer. This may be especially relevant for down-wind populations relative to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, including persons residing in Hawaii and on the West Coast of the United States. [...] This research was supported by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-09ER64783.

Besides funding studies like the one above, what else is the DoE doing in response to the Fukushima ‘radiological emergency’?

Bahamas Tribune, Feb. 12, 2014: US concern over lack of radiation detection tools — US officials are working with the government and the Port Authority to insure radiation detection equipment are operational [...] Jamaican Customs authorities have recorded “higher-than-normal” levels of radiation in two shipments from Japan [...]

Bahamas Tribune, Feb. 19, 2014: [...] According to The Gleaner in Jamaica, the Jamaica Customs Agency has been on “high alert” since the March 2011 earthquake-triggered meltdown [...] JCA has been conducting the checks through a partnership with the United States Department of Energy [...] A statement from the US Embassy confirmed last week that officials are working with the government and the Port Authority to insure radiation detection equipment is operational. US Energy Department officials visited the Bahamas in the week of January 27 to “review a radiation detection programme”, according to US public affairs officer Neda Brown, who said the potential for contamination is a “concern”. [...]

See also: Canadian Gov’t: “There’s going to be radiation from Fukushima for years to come… Testing will never stop” — US Gov’t: There’s no radioactive plume coming to West Coast

Published: February 21st, 2014 at 10:17 pm ET
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252 comments to U.S. Gov’t-funded Study: West Coast and Hawaii residents are Fukushima downwinders — Effects of this radiation exposure expected to be ‘beneficial’

  • Dooglas

    There are no experts. This has never happened before.Buy microwave popcorn and hang it in the doorway. If it starts popping, shoot yourself.


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  • jec jec

    This link debunks the so called Lovelace 'expert:'
    http://noelwauchope.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/before-the-bomb-book-review/?relatedposts_exclude
    Shame on DOE for funding the Lovelace TRASH. And thats what it is, pure trash…

    And of course tell this to the mothers of the anecephalic babies born and soon to be born. Look at the sudden number of babies born without brains, anecephalic, in a cluster near Hanford WA and the nuclear dump site there. HUGE increase of this terrible and deadly birth defect in downwinders in that area, Pacific test areas, Iraq, and Chernobyl downwinders as well. Deadly to baby..deadly to families..Used to be a rare defect.now multiples in under 100 births. Tragic. Just how does the government plan to fix this? Its not fixable–and the human cost is terrible. Let Lovelace owners provide their own genetic materials and wombs to these poor people..to allow them a chance for a family. Let them suffer the same as the woman/family whose baby has died from these defects.


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    • Fall out man!

      >>>Shame on DOE for funding the Lovelace TRASH.
      Agreed Jec, Agreed. But this is what the DOE specialises in.

      One common bit of "research" used to push the lie that "radiation is good for you" (pushed by many media outlets, including WSJ) is the story of contaminated steel in Taiwanese apartments.

      When the apartments were found to be contaminated the Taiwanese Atomic Energy Commission sent in "investigators" who initially blamed a local dentists X-ray machine and covered it up. Some time later a resident with a geiger counter discovered there was definitely a problem and the Taiwan AEC tried to cover it up again with a bigger fraud. They commissioned a Health Study which claimed the people in the apartments were in unusually good health, having vastly lower cancer rates than normal. The study claimed to show that the extra low level background radiation was good for people!!!!

      But when people get sick just now and again an independent investigator can be found to take a look. An independent Taiwanese scientist investigated. The scientist was threatened by the Taiwan AEC for looking into it as they knew they would be exposed. They threatened him in an attempt to stop anyone investigating the problem but he bravely went ahead….


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      • Fall out man!

        The result of a 5 year independent investigation was that residents under 30 were found to have high rates of cancer and all residents showed genetic damage which will be passed on to future generations. Furthermore, as with Chernobyl, residents had higher instances of all kinds of health problems. eg, allergies, general ill health, heart disease. Low level radiation made them sick. Radiation weakens every part of the body. Cancer in that sense is a side issue.

        The Taipei times describes the 5 year study showing the original finding that "low level radiation is good for you" was outright fraud paid for by the Taiwan Atomic Energy Commission
        http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/local/archives/2001/04/29/0000083627

        Wikipedia article mentioning the fraud – search for Taiwan on this page
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_civilian_radiation_accidents

        There are many examples of this type of fraud being promoted as science long after it has been exposed as fraud. It beggars belief that the WSJ is not aware of that fraud. Those promoting this lie must know it but choose to mislead. Lies are all the nuclear industry have left. Chris Busby's very useful low level radiation campaign site http://www.llrc.org exposes many examples of this. A thorough read of that site is an eye opener. Fraud is rife throughout the nuclear industry and related academia.

        Nuclear power was founded in fraud ("power to cheap to meter") and only survives by fraud. The fraud "its clean".


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    • We Not They Finally

      Anything marked "Lovelace" is New Mexico. (We're in NM.) They seem to love anything radioactive here, even though I'm sure it kills people here just like anywhere else.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Sure if we can believe that this radiation is going to be beneficial? For who the under takers? Those in the burial business. people running memorials funerals? whO who who??
    I think we should not only not take this crap at all we should all go somewhere we can vomit together..
    For me this is beyond nonsense its made up garbage.


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  • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

    Homicide passed off as Laissez Faire eugenics. . .


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  • 4Yahshua

    2~23~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

    Finally, after 45 years I KNOW that we are in the LAST of the last days! Sadly, with gov statements like this we should know that something else evil is in the works, possibly something MORE from Fukushima. I am remembering Revelation 9:15. 1/3 of the population dies at one time. Get your supply of almonds NOW because CA has a severe drought. Believe NOW in Yahweh the Father and Yahshua His Son to be protected through this. Revelation 14:1


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    • We Not They Finally

      California almonds may not be good idea. Apparently, they test for cesium. (Just a note of precaution.)


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    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      an unhelpful, unneeded, unwelcomed and unfounded comment. please: am sure that you can find a more suitable site to post your musings and adaptations re: scripture and aboxascripts.


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    • john dpugh

      4yahshua Could you please take that religious xxxx somewhere else? Not everyone here is infected with "religion".
      I am NOT getting into religious discussions but it REALLY pushes my limits to read that kind of xxxx on this site and many people just leave the site because of it.

      Enenews is about fukushima and radiation , so please stick to the subject .
      You want to preach ? Leave , Go to a church .

      Read the rule No 1 ; No off-topic eg RELIGION .

      People don't come here to learn about your religion but to learn about the truth on whats happening with fukushima .
      Please respect everyone's belief or non-belief and stick to fukushima and radiation .
      keep your religion to yourself and respect everyone .
      Thanks .


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Thanks, I believe. Pray for my anger, fear, weakness of spirit and cussing to stop.
      Better stop preaching here, though. People here believe waking people up to the truth is so important that they will never apologize for ruining someone's day and telling it. I'm sure you feel the same way. Hoping everyone will chill a bit. Everyone breaks the rules here. RULE: "No hateful or disrespectful remarks" I always am hateful of the nuclear murderers.


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  • antipodes

    White Tiger, Right inside plant growing,greenhouses,water from deep wells etc.,soil from caves and other protected places like under barns, making your own soil from crushed rocks and clean compost, seems to be a good strategy. I am starting more today.


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  • Sparky Sparky

    We're coming up on the 3rd anniversary of the initial Fuku NPP disasters, so we can expect more of this "nothing to worry about, be happy" shill parade in the weeks ahead. We can also expect more discrediting of people and websites like Enenews and others that attempt to alert the world to the nukes' never-ending horror.


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    • m a x l i

      @Sparky, that term "shill parade" made me laugh. I watched that parade marching on in recent days. Looks like a puppet theatre with defective puppets without head and without comprehensible text.

      It's important always to remember that this is not the 3rd anniversary of a catastrophe, but rather the 3rd anniversary of the beginning of a catastrophe. This is obviously what you meant by "initial". Even more correct would be to put the beginning of this catastrophe at the point in time when someone decided to build this (or any other) nuclear power plant. What happened now, decades later was bound to happen, it happened before and it will happen again and again and again, unless those time bombs will be shut down very quickly everywhere. We don't need them. We will survive, if the machines that give us less than 2% of our energy worldwide are retired.

      Yes, I said TWO PERCENT. Don't be fooled if anyone says differently. There are more forms of energy than electricity. What we need to heat or cool our homes, to drive our cars, buses or trains, to cook, to warm our bathing water, to drive machines, to produce our goodies… is ENERGY, no matter what form that energy comes in. The only "application", which is dependent on electricity, is the electric chair. (Well, there are a few more.)


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      • m a x l i

        I'm not saying we need to throw out our electric light bulbs and replace them by gas lights like in the old times. I'm saying they feed you the wrong numbers to make an elephant out of a mouse and to make nuclear power plants appear important. They say nuclear power plants produce x percent of our electricity. (Or they outright lie and say x percent of our "energy", when they mean "electric energy".) After you have been bombarded with the impressive number x, they paint a picture as if the warm homes, the cars (anyone of you has an electric car?), all the goodies will be gone when the nuclear power plants are gone and you will be back in the stone age. Big lie! In Japan they shut down 54 nuclear reactors nearly at once. And people (most of them) still have warm homes, warm bathing water, use the sub or the car to drive to work, go shopping… And the lights are still on, even the superfluous ones like the many luminous advertisings in Tokyo.


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