US university testing animals in Pacific for Fukushima radiation — Photos show bodies riddled with tumors, eyes bleeding, covered in lesions — Some are missing testicles, eyeballs — Skin disintegrating, peeling off, turning yellow — Mammals affected by diseases never seen in species (WARNING: Graphic Pics)

Published: May 6th, 2015 at 1:26 pm ET


Colorado St. Univ., Apr 13, 2015 (emphasis added): CSU partners with Fukushima University to study radiation effects… Many CSU faculty and researchers are contributing to radiation research in Japan… including Thomas Johnson… professor of health physics, who is testing trace radiation samples in seal populations in the northern Pacific Ocean, where radiation from the Fukushima disaster was released.

Alaska Marine Science Symposium presentation, Raphaela Stimmelmayr (Dept. of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough) & Gay Sheffield (Univ.of  Alaska – Fairbanks Marine Advisory Program), 2014:

Incidental Gross Necropsy Findings in Subsistence-Harvested Ice Seals and Walruses

• Reproductive system: adnexal cysts [uterus], uterine and penile melanosis [darkening of skin], cliteromegaly [enlarged clitoris], cryptorchism [testicle(s) absent from scrotum], retained placenta;
• Endocrine system
: thyroid cysts, adrenal nodules;
• Musculoskeletal system: synovial cyst [fluid-filled sacs in spine due to degeneration];
• Integumentary system
: panniculitis [inflammation of fatty tissue], epidermal molt, skin sloughing;
• Respiratory system
: lung tumor, parasitic granulomas [inflammation that forms when immune system is unable to eliminate a substance];
• Digestive system
: microdontia [teeth smaller than normal], chronic interstitial pancreatitis [inflammation of pancreas], hepatic cyst [liver], cholestatic jaundice [yellowing of skin caused by thickening of bile or problems in liver], geophagia [eating dirt], and primary diffuse peritoneal tumor [membrane lining abdomen];
A variety of the observed disease conditions are reported for the first time in ice seals and/or walruses.
• The majority of observed conditions in our material is classified as benign and are mostly inconsequential to the health of the harvested animals.

See also: Scientists present links between Alaska seal deaths and Fukushima disaster — Exposed to ‘pulsed release’ after fallout that accumulated in ice was quickly set free when melting occurred — “Wildlife health implications” due to radiation exposure discussed

View the AMSS presentation poster here

Published: May 6th, 2015 at 1:26 pm ET


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  • Nick

    All of us are in a sinking ship, scrambling on top of each other to stay above the waves of civil unrest, man's inhumanity to his planet and each other, etc.

    Lately I have experienced blowback from my own vented frustrations about random work situations that have arisen. I suspect that, although I am a compassionate being, my own emotional responses to events are not seen as "healthy" by others. Perhaps my own cellular self has been corrupted by the ions of Fukushima.?

    My rapidly beating heart is possibly more than caffeine and conceivably cesium 134/137 related.

    I DON't know.

    As Nick goes forward, the bear he is must not bare itself so much.


    Gee Am I?


    • General User General User

      "I suspect that, although I am a compassionate being, my own emotional responses..", Yes, and mine as well!

      At work, we just lost another 'team leader'. Escorted out by security, I damn near joined the parade just for the hell(fun) of it.
      When emotions at a low stress job making safety apparatus go that far out of the norm, (reality) some thing is very wrong. GMI

      Peace All

    • jo

      These reports of scientists were not done on the US west coast.
      Why is CO U in Japan? Why not start with their own country???
      The Alaska tests did not test for radiation either. Denial isn't a river.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Nick, someone here, Praising Truth (?) or maybe Dr. Goodheart, WeNotTheyFinally (or please forgive me if I've forgotten who cited this study) said taking Apple Pectin or Modified Citrus Pectin is effective in removing 60% of Cesium from tissues after six weeks of use.

      That was based on studies done on populations in and around Chernobyl.

      Once the Cesium has stayed in our systems for awhile, the damage is done. The damage, once done to muscle tissues, is irreversible.

      I try to consume a lot of modified citrus pectin during times when I eat meat or broadleaf vegetables. Probably haven't been doing it as often as I should, lately.

      If I can find the citation for the study, I'll post it here.

      Here's a new site I just found:

      With a link to the original study by Nesterenko et. al:


      Swiss Med Wkly. 2004 Jan 10;134(1-2):24-7.
      Reducing the 137Cs-load in the organism of "Chernobyl" children with apple-pectin.
      Nesterenko VB1, Nesterenko AV, Babenko VI, Yerkovich TV, Babenko IV.

      Will cite the abstract in my next post.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        "As a complement of standard radioprotective measures, apple-pectin preparations are given, especially in the Ukraine, to reduce the 137Cs uptake in the organism of children. The question has been raised: is oral pectin also useful when children receive radiologically clean food, or does this polysaccharide only act in binding 137Cs in the gut, blocking its intestinal absorption? In this case, pectin would be useless if radiologically clean food could be given. The study was a randomised, double blind placebo-controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a dry and milled apple-extract containing 15-16% pectin with a similar placebo-powder, in 64 children originating from the same group of contaminated villages of the Gomel oblast. The average 137Cs load was of about 30 Bq/kg bodyweight (BW). The trial was conducted during the simultaneous one-month stay in the sanatorium Silver Spring. In this clean radiological environment only radiologically "clean" food is given to the children. The average reduction of the 137Cs levels in children receiving oral pectin powder was 62.6%, the reduction with "clean" food and placebo was 13.9%, the difference being statistically significant (p <0.01). The reduction of the 137Cs load is medically relevant, as no child in the placebo group reached values below 20 Bq/kg BW (which is considered by Bandazhevsky as potentially associated with specific pathological tissue damages), with an average value of 25.8 +/- 0.8 Bq/kg…."

        • HoTaters HoTaters


          "The reduction of the 137Cs load is medically relevant, as no child in the placebo group reached values below 20 Bq/kg BW (which is considered by Bandazhevsky as potentially associated with specific pathological tissue damages), with an average value of 25.8 +/- 0.8 Bq/kg. The highest value in the apple-pectin group was 15.4 Bq/kg, the average value being 11.3 +/- 0.6 Bq/kg BW."

          This abstract is published on PubMed. The full article is available for free. Click on the link below the Abstract to get the full text of the study.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Actually, you'll need to click on the drop down menu to get links to the components of the original study. Or it may be available by typing the study name and authors' names in a browser as search terms.

            If you look at the right hand side (right of the abstract) there are a lot of other links to information that should be of interest.

            There is some really good stuff there at the PubMed site. Lots of related studies are linked there.

      • Ya Hotaters, Pubmed rocks

    • zpiggin9

      To Nick on 5/7 and to others dealing with the stress. Maybe my suggestions can help 'even out' the nervous system response. I have PTS from lymphoma/chemo and disk injury pain and so whatever can take the edge off and build me up I investigate. Cheap and readily available for adrenal fatigue (AKA modern life) are chelated (buffered) calcium, magnesium and Vit C -these are superior to normal, 'all at once' forms. Pair with Vit K and D. Also, look up the value of healthy saturated fats as these are foundation of blood health, also hormone issues (Low Testosterone from adrenal stress lowers T, increases stress, and so on.) Coconut milk is a champ. Mineral depletion of soil – take a good multi mineral, also boron in larger than suggested dose. Of course Atlantic kelp and Potassium iodide for radiation.

    • 4Yahshua

      5~9~5997 (out of 6000) Sabbath in this "Doomsday Apocalypse".
      Last Evil Days of "Manmean". Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns VERY SOON! Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED! Revelation 14:1
      HalleluYah! Hebrew: "Praise ye Yah!"

      Nick, perhaps it would be better to think of ourselves in a SURVIVING SHIP (possible more healthy mind picture). Radiation is know to cause more rapid heart beat. CO Q10 is known to reduce heart speed and we have found it to be true, also green coffee extract. Simple cheap lecithin (capsules) was found to reduce cholesterol in the 1960's. Cilantro is known as a body cleanser including radiation. I use it A LOT! I even chop it fine into kitty's wet food, and SHE EATS IT! Very cheap here, sometimes $.10
      a bunch.


  • Checkmate

    As the industries secretly keep pumping and dumping and PROFITTING!!!…so they can keep people in the White House…that will keep looking UP!!!

  • vanisle

    would like to make contact with you

    Re:Fuked at Fukushima
    Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) Canada

    Oct 15 2014
    GMC-320 10 min averages.. 14 to 20 = 17 cpms ,

    april 5 2015
    GCM-320 10 min averages.. 9 to 27 = 18 cpms

    april 5 2015
    GCM-320 10 min averages.. 9 to 27 = 18 cpms

    there is a lot of wild life on the inside of the island coast
    but no star fish and the barnicals are small

    sealions going up rivers in search of food
    seals do this but, not usualy sealions

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Heat Stroke which is acute does start an inflammatory cascade, profound CNS disturbance and sepsis , death ..without intervention.
    BUT ..It does not account for the external damage of the animals, as we have seen in earlier posts, nor the wide variety of symptoms and conditions.

    It's a combination of both , warmth and toxic exposure.

    Heat Stroke

    "Thermal stresses initiate a systemic inflammatory cascade, and gastrointestinal permeability increases, which may release endotoxins into the circulation. [7] [8] These mechanisms induce an encephalopathic response, which leads to profound CNS disturbance."

    What is sepsis?

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Great info., Heart, thank you. You have been finding some really amazing studies and sources of information lately. Kudos and thanks.

      And the music you provide links for is always great, too.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Im more in line with your earlier observation Heart. These temperatures are less than seasonal variations. These robust animals can survive in warm Florida waters or cold Alaskan waters. Blaming this on global warming is quite a stretch unless there are hidden secondary factors of global warming.

      Actually its disturbing that all our scientists focus on one cause; climate change. I think its a disgrace

      We need to definitively solve the Fukushima murder mystery. Part of this is busting the linear dose model, part of it might be busting bogus tests. So far I havent seen a comprehensive radioactive isotope test. With Buesselers crowd source effort finding no 134C and ONLY looking for cesium, we end up with ZERO findings of Fukushima origin. Stock put something together with a big isotope list which I havent gone through yet. Not immediately clear how the data was derived…

  • Nick

    Let's just dump tons of this leukemia drug into the Pacific….maybe some animals will benefit.

    Unfortunately, FDA breakthrough designation does ZIPPO for the diseased animals.

    Howse a bout we start addressing the REAL cause of leukemia?

    Sigh, our world doesn't work that way.

    ANY new cancer drug does NOTHING to get to the root cause of environmental toxic loading of our precious biosphere.

  • Nick

    "Canine cancer has become a dog owner's greatest fear," said Dr. David Haworth"

    "Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so prevalent."

    Why cancer is so prevalent……….??

    Hmmm. Maybe Golden Retrievers eat food that has cancer plague in it!

    • General User General User

      Canine cancer, in my spare time I support a Golden Retriever rescue group. It is unbelievable to see some of the 'puppy mills' selling barely viable dogs at full market price.
      My finest example of the worst ever puppy mill is in Evans City, PA. I have tried for eight years to shut it down. They walk the knife edge of the law, and have done so for over eighteen years now!

      Overly inter-bred, and sub-standard nourishment, just unbelievable to me, how a human(s) can be so uncaring. /end rant

      Peace All

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      One of the veteranarians online says it's because dogs lick their paws a lot. They carry a lot of toxic substances on their paws.

      My dog's feet are washed and dried (adding some baking soda to the rinse) each time she comes in from outside.

      Can't remember the vet's name, but he recommends no dried food (kibble), no flea medicines (natural ones only), no treats, unless they have only healthy ingredients, no grains in the feed. And avoid over vaccinating your dog. If your dog has bad reactions to vaccines (as mine does) or has chronic health issues, the dog can be licensed w/o being vaccinated. Your veteranarian only needs to write a letter to this effect so that you can license your dog w/o vaccinating him or her.

      All of the above, he says, contribute to cancers in dogs. He said over half of all adult dogs now have cancer by the age of six. SIX YEARS OLD. Those statistics are HARSH.

  • SadieDog

    What will they show? Either they show the dead, sick animals or this will be a coverup piece.

    PBS will air its first live natural-history event when it tracks the late-summer confluence of whales and other sea life in California’s Monterey Bay. It’s among the first announced projects of the pubcaster’s new multi-title co-production deal with BBC and BBC Worldwide North America, announced earlier this year.

    RelatedRidley Scott's PBS Civil War Drama Sets Cast & Directors
    Big Blue Live will air live on PBS over three nights, August 31-September 2, from 8-9 PM ET. A second live feed will air on the West Coast at 8 PM PT. BBC will air its live broadcast one week earlier and will be streaming online and through social media for UK viewers.

    The program will document the rejuvenation of the bay’s once-endangered ecosystem. Humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and brown pelicans convene in this once-a-year confluence. In the UK, the TV project is being touted as showing live the results of “the greatest conservation success story in the world.”

    Guess where my money is?

  • aunavoz

    Some of the more outrageous unfounded allegations about the CSU FACC above may actually be considered libelous by the university.

    They are the preeminent animal cancer center.

    Anyway also interesting:

    Underwater volcano eruptions off coast of Oregon

    • bo bo

      IAEA 'trains' young scientists through their MODAIRA program, and sprinkles them all over the world.

      “The IAEA is committed to helping train young people, and also believes that they bring a fresh approach to safety work,”

      Elizabeth Ruedig, now at CSU.
      Steinhauser, a Vienna transplant too. I suspect he has strong ties to IAEA ( located in Vienna) although just a gut feeling, just from reading his BS work downplaying radiation.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      Table 1. Dose Rates (mGy d–1) to a Range of Pacific Fish from Key FDNPP-Associated and Background Radionuclidesa
      FDNPP Port 3 km east of FDNPP Amchitka Island, AK California (N. Pacific) California Australia Japan
      all fish sampledb H. otakii (greenling) Hexagrammos Sebastes spp. (greenling, rockfish) T. orientalis (migratory bluefin) T. albacares (resident yellowfin) coastal species pre-event coastal species of greenling size

      3.4 × 10–1c 1.1 × 10–3c 4.0 × 10–6d 4.2 × 10–6e 1.1 × 10–6e 7.2 × 10–7f 1.7 × 10–6g
      (1.3 × 10–4, 3.1 × 100) (1.7 × 10–4, 2.7 × 10–3) (3.3 × 10–6, 5.3 × 10–6) (2.0 × 10–6, 2.2 × 10–5) (6.1 × 10–7, 1.7 × 10–6) (3.9 × 10–7, 1.1 × 10–6) (1.5 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–6)

      7.4 × 10–1c 1.3 × 10–3c 1.1 × 10–6g,h 1.1 × 10–6g 1.1 × 10–6g 9.8 × 10–7g 9.8 × 10–7g
      (1.9 × 10–2, 1.2 × 100) (6.0 × 10–4, 5.5 × 10–3) (2.8 × 10–7, 5.8 × 10–6) (2.9 × 10–7, 6.0 × 10–6) (2.9 × 10–7, 6.0 × 10–6) (1.9 × 10–7, 5.5 × 10–6) (1.9 × 10–7, 5.5 × 10–6)

      6.2 × 10–5h,i 6.2 × 10–5h,i 7.2 × 10–5d,h 3.9 × 10–5h,i 3.9 × 10–5h,i 4.0 × 10–5h,i 4.0 × 10–5h,i
      (2.0 × 10–5, 2.8 × 10–4) (2.0 × 10–5, 2.9 × 10–4) (2.5 × 10–5, 1.4 × 10–4) (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4) (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4) (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4) (9.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4)

      1.0 × 10–2j,k 1.0 × 10–2j,k 1.0 × 10–2d,j,k 1.5 × 10–2j 1.5 × 10–2j 2.7 × 10–3h,j 1.0 × 10–2j,k
      (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2) (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2) (3.4 × 10–3, 3.6 ×…

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        The article is pp. 1277-1285.

        The chart is readable now in my Microsoft Word document, but didn't copy well in my comment.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          Amchitka Island, AK
          Hexagrammos Sebastes spp. (greenling, rockfish)

          4.0 × 10–6d

          (3.3 × 10–6, 5.3 × 10–6)

          1.1 × 10–6g,h

          (2.8 × 10–7, 5.8 × 10–6)

          7.2 × 10–5d,h

          (2.5 × 10–5, 1.4 × 10–4)

          1.0 × 10–2d,j,k

          (3.4 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

          1.2 × 10–2
          (3.4 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

          This is the third column

          • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

            Well, even if it is orders below say 40k, it is doesn't invalidate the key issue. 99TC 239Pu 241Am don't belong in fish. Don't belong anywhere except deep in the earths crust far away from mammals and the whole life cycle. Ahh, the nukeologist will declare fallout from testing.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

              I think 40K refers to Potassium 40.

              • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

                Yeah, so? I am pointing out one or two things here. The natural occurring isotopes are ubiquitous if the charts are correct. Very little variation. The others are well, self-explanatory. Oh, the accumulation of actinides? Puzzling. Thanks PT for posting. Gonna come back to this later.

        • bo bo

          Thank u, for trying to show me. I wish I could understand the numbers. I cannot.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        FDNPP Port
        all fish sampledb


        3.4 × 10–1c

        (1.3 × 10–4, 3.1 × 100)


        7.4 × 10–1c

        (1.9 × 10–2, 1.2 × 100)


        6.2 × 10–5h,i

        (2.0 × 10–5, 2.8 × 10–4)


        1.0 × 10–2j,k

        (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        1.1 × 100
        (2.0 × 10–2, 4.3 × 100)

        This is the first column.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        3 km east of FDNPP
        H. otakii (greenling)

        1.1 × 10–3c

        (1.7 × 10–4, 2.7 × 10–3)

        1.3 × 10–3c

        (6.0 × 10–4, 5.5 × 10–3)

        6.2 × 10–5h,i

        (2.0 × 10–5, 2.9 × 10–4)

        1.0 × 10–2j,k

        (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        1.3 × 10–2
        (2.1 × 10–3, 4.4 × 10–2)

        This is the second column

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        California (N. Pacific)
        T. orientalis (migratory bluefin)

        4.2 × 10–6e

        (2.0 × 10–6, 2.2 × 10–5)

        1.1 × 10–6g

        (2.9 × 10–7, 6.0 × 10–6)

        3.9 × 10–5h,i

        (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4)

        1.5 × 10–2j

        (2.7 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        1.5 × 10–2
        (2.7 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        This is the fourth column

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        T. albacares (resident yellowfin)

        1.1 × 10–6e

        (6.1 × 10–7, 1.7 × 10–6)

        1.1 × 10–6g

        (2.9 × 10–7, 6.0 × 10–6)

        3.9 × 10–5h,i

        (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4)

        1.5 × 10–2j

        (2.7 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        1.5 × 10–2
        (2.7 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        This is the fifth column

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        coastal species

        7.2 × 10–7f

        (3.9 × 10–7, 1.1 × 10–6)

        9.8 × 10–7g

        (1.9 × 10–7, 5.5 × 10–6)

        4.0 × 10–5h,i

        (8.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4)

        2.7 × 10–3h,j

        (9.4 × 10–4, 8.1 × 10–3)

        2.8 × 10–3
        (9.5 × 10–4, 8.4 × 10–3)

        This is the sixth column.

        • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

          4.0 × 10–5h,i

          3.9 × 10–5h,i

          Almost exactly the same measurements. All the other actinides and isotopes are very close though not precise and one would not expect them to be. Very alarming. When was this done? The expectation that being so far apart from each other (different hemispheres) the Cali and OZ share similarities in bio-accumulation is that they would be orders different. The evidence appears to validate the modeling of fallout from nuclear fission reactions.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

            “…Materials and Methods
            “For this evaluation, an individual dose rate (mGy d–1) to fish was calculated for each of 1064 reported tissue samples (Bq kg–1 fresh mass, FM). This approach of using measured fish tissue activity concentrations, along with colocated sediment and seawater data, provides the most accurate practicable calculation of the dose rates. Data that were available through March 2014 were used in this study. Most (82%) were from locations within the FDNPP port (Supporting Information (SI) Figure S1), and the nearest consistently sampled location outside of the port, 3 km east of the FDNPP. With the exception of the Australian data, which are new, all of the data used here are publicly available. Most were sourced from the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (JNRA)(17) and the Tokyo Electric Power Company(25) (TEPCO; see SI Table S1 for monitoring plans, sampling and analysis descriptions, and quality assurance evaluation). Further data on mesopelagic fish from 100–200 km east and southeast were available,(26) as well as coastal fish data from the Aleutian islands (Amchitka Island, 3300 km to the northeast of the FDNPP; SI Figure S1).(27) The data from Amchitka Island included the same Hexagrammos (greenling) and Sebastes (rockfish) genera that were sampled near the FDNPP. Other data were drawn from scientific journals and government reports (SI Table S1), and are considered to be representative of available data on the…

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

              on the Pacific scale through March 2014. Data from various marine sampling locations along the coast north and south of the FDNPP site are not included here as this paper focuses on Pacific-scale comparisons, and other papers have examined the variation along the eastern coast of Japan.(28, 29)
              “Data on ambient (background) radionuclide levels in fish are from pre-event sampling reported for Japan,(30, 31) Amchitka Island,(32, 33) and various Pacific locations.(32, 34, 35) The background isotopes of natural origin included here (40K, 210Po, 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, 238U) are consistent with those identified as key contributors of dose to marine organisms by Hosseini et al.(36) and Yamamoto et al.(31) Data for ambient isotopes of anthropogenic-dominated origin (e.g., 99Tc, 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Am) are from the references in SI Table S1. When available, the ambient background measurements from Japan and the Pacific Ocean were prioritized for use here over data from other marine systems.
              “Conventional (Whole-Organism) and Organ-Specific Dose Rates
              “Whole-organism dose rates to fish were calculated using the standard dosimetric approach for nonhuman biota in the ERICA-Tool.(37, 38) This analysis used realistic (not overly conservative) exposure parameters (see SI for dose conversion coefficients, sediment and water occupancy factors, and muscle:whole-organism factors). The absorbed dose rates were weighted by emission type using factors of α = 10, low energy β = 3, other β…

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                low energy β = 3, other β and γ = 1(37) as used in previous FDNPP evaluations.(11, 39) This approach assumes the receptor fish is represented by a simplified ellipsoid in which the isotopes are homogeneously distributed (i.e., there is no differentiation of activity concentrations among tissue/organ types).
                “This conventional approach was augmented with organ-specific (voxel) modeling as radionuclides are known to accumulate disproportionately among the various tissue types in fish (most 137Cs occurs in muscle, most 90Sr occurs in bone, see SI discussion).(40, 41) In voxel modeling, organs (e.g., liver) or tissues (e.g., muscle) are represented as three-dimensional volumes based upon the contours revealed in imaging data (typically computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging).(42) For this study, the three-dimensional data were imported into voxelizer software (Human Resources Lab, Canada). The N-Particle eXtended code (MCNPX, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA) was employed to perform particle transport simulation, and ultimately used to derive absorbed fraction curves for a range of emission energies. Such data are not available for the specific marine species considered so the absorbed fraction data used here were from the dosimetric voxel work on a fish of similar general dimensions, Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout),(42) a species falling within the definition of an International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Reference Animal and…

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        pre-event coastal species of greenling size

        1.7 × 10–6g

        (1.5 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–6)

        9.8 × 10–7g

        (1.9 × 10–7, 5.5 × 10–6)

        4.0 × 10–5h,i

        (9.9 × 10–6, 2.3 × 10–4)

        1.0 × 10–2j,k

        (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        1.0 × 10–2
        (1.3 × 10–3, 3.6 × 10–2)

        This is the seventh and last column.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        The letters refer to these citations:
        Data are medians (minimum, maximum) and represent exposure from radionuclides within fish tissues (internal) and from sediment and water (external). Bold entries indicate known FDNPP influence in the data.
        From dose rates on 32 species from within the port. See SI Table S1 for n values.
        Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority(17) (12/2012–3/2014); FDNPP port 90Sr estimated from JNRA 3-km data.
        USDOE 2013 (7/2011).(27)
        Madigan et al. 2012 (8/2011–8/2012).(34)
        ARPANSA-ANSTO 2014 (9/2012–6/2013).(59, 60)
        JCAC 2010 (4/2008–2/2009).(30)
        Powers et al. 2005.(32)
        Burger et al. 2007.(33)
        Hosseini et al. 2010.(36)
        Yamamoto et al. 1994.(31)

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          So for 134,137Cs in the first column:
          3.4 × 10–1c reads 3.4 x 10^-1, reference c, which 0.34 mGy/d

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

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  • lol nothing new in the world, troll splits to multiple personalities, at least one of them sociopathic, and then melts down in a barrage of attacks and sexual profanity.

    sheesh, is this like ground hog day on the blue pill?

  • in case you missed the May Day bulletin, the financial world just tipped on its axis a bit more toward clean energy.

    In Forbes, that bastion of conventional wisdom on Wall Street, Jeff McMahon posed the following question in a bold headline:

    “Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?”
    stock here, I propose an MMA style cage match.

    McMahon versus Conca, full disclosure on any shoulder injuries from multi tons falling salt ceilings included.

    • I put this same comment at Forbes too….please drop some comments there, this article at Forbes has 400,000 views

      Avoid too much whining to the choir and get vocal to the flock, not the choir.

      • bowling

        I am tired of chasing trolls. I wish nuclear power plants had not proliferated and did not exist. I wish there were no nuclear waste. I was never a nuclear medical technician.

      • dunkilo

        @stock,I signed up at Forbes,left a comment about conserving…I truly believe that is a BIG part of this puzzle!Since nuke power provides about 15-20% of power,as i live close to Surry NPP in se VA.
        This is how i contribute :don't leave the TV on all day,turn off all lights during the day,turn lights on at nite in the room im in.Use CF bulbs.I don't preheat oven for anything(a big waste)
        I am back into reading, I forgot how much i enjoy it:)Turned the heat way back this winter.Plan not to use AC till i cant stand it anymore.
        Also started a garden this year,as my trust in Veggies is about zero.All non-GMO seeds and sets.My 15 year old son is showing signs of eating GMO and processed foods.(he lives with his mother)
        I tried to get him off of fluoride ,but she says his dentist says its a "must"What fools.I distill all drinking water for me and my son.Its a start!Wish all the best to newsers,your sharing of info and wisdom here is a true sign of love!

  • bowling

    I will up Stock. Maybe not at enenews so much anymore. I feel kinda like psychwar did. Beat up. He is.still active. Good guy. You are the hardest working guy ever. Thanks Stock.

    • Don't go too far, bowling.
      Your presence is appreciated here!

      To all your hard hard work, CHEERS!!

      P.S. ditto to all the Folks here

    • bo bo

      bowling don't beat urself up. I also sympathize about tryping on phone.
      Btw – irhologram might be a hologram but even then s/he's a real hologram – I don't think s/he's a hologram of a troll.

      Keep focus, and rest & take breathers when u need to.

  • bowling

    Sykewar was how it was spelled. Preaching to the crowd is not as effective stock

  • Checkmate

    You know one of the biggest jokes of the world and showing the dumbest-ass as they come in America…just look at Bal-tim-more, then Fur-gus-ton – look at those idiots looting those stores and businesses of things they either need? or want. I mean it is totally nuts! They need grocery carts!

    Didn't they ever hear of BANKS!!! A one stop shop! That's where the money is!!! And you only need a big bag!

    I think at the next riot in any city, I am going to put up a vending table selling maps to where all the money is- I'll list every bank in a 20 mile range…lol…LOL. Hey! maybe I can even do it on a commission basis.

  • Checkmate

    And does anybody wonder why you personally can't talk to other fellow Americans when they simply can't think at all anyway, and I can even include a lot of members of my family like this…

    • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

      I had to go thru a very dark period in my life to be able to talk about it. Fear based. Death. Coming to grips with all that.

    • Ya check, seems like 60% can't think to save their life, ya some family also. people don't even act in their own self interest, except to sometimes stroke their delusion of adequacy ego, and even then they often miss the boat….

  • For a hint of how seriously Exelon takes consumer wellbeing when engaging in such politics, check out their effort to undermine fixes to Illinois renewable energy standard that could save ratepayers an estimated $280 million by 2017, and attempts to make its nuclear operations qualify for clean energy credits, which should be saved for genuinely renewable energy sources.

    drop a comment there folks.
    Whining to the choir doesn't produce results

  • Bay Area Guy 2

    The problem with studies like this, even well meaning studies, is that unless there's a picture of a giant radioactive "F" emblazoned on one of these poor animals, no one is going to care and TEPCO and the Japanese government can simply deny. In short, no one has found the smoking gun. The people here know what's going on and have the ability to put two and two together. But the other 99% of the world can't or won't put it together. They rely on the mass media to tell them everything and the media has generally done a pretty good job of obfuscating the situation in Japan.

    The issue is that the general population has been so dumbed down (the movie Idiocracy is more of a documentary than entertainment in my mind), they simply can't think for themselves. They see animals dying by the millions, entire areas of the Pacific essentially sterilized, increasing frequencies of various kinds of cancer and conclude, based on media reports, that it's all due to a warmer ocean caused by man add global warming. They can't make the jump to Fuku and when you bring it up, they look at you as a tin-foil hat wearing lunatic. It's incredibly frustrating. Sometimes, I wish icould live with that blissful ignorance, but then I quickly realize that all that would be is blissful existence and not life. There's a big difference between living and existing.

    • Wonderfully said Bay Area Guy. It's such an ingrained trust thing with most people and they have to hear the implications and truth of what is actually going on about the damage and finality of radiation from more sources than just one friend. I've found that the people in my life who really trust what I say, only trust me because they've known me personally for a long time or that somehow I have a reputation or good track record *out there*.

      It was that way with telling people health info regarding diet, sugar, GMO's and a million other things mainstream media didn't let them in on when it was all new topics. Then gradually people heard bits and pieces from enough different sources to become convincede and in turn passed on a new thing to know about to friends that trusted THEM.

      Our problem is time…we don't have time for the natural progression of more/most people trusting and knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that all NPPs must be shut down…period…like yesterday. It's overwhelming and people ahead of the wave can be proud of tackling such a formidable adversary. This is way WAY bigger than getting someone to believe we don't want fluoride in our water or processed foods are fake nutrition. No wonder people turn off their ears.

      We won't give up though. 🙂

  • from a distance from a distance

    * For radiation watchers, the article linked below says >>volcanic eruptions<< can drive radioisotopes in the upper atmosphere back down.

    So if you see a rise in radiation in your Geiger counters, check to see if there have been any volcanic eruptions lately.

    * Also, the levels of radioisotopes (MANMADE ARTIFICIAL RADIATION) are still high in the upper atmosphere:

    "…6-30 miles above the Earth’s surface, in the stratosphere, the concentrations remain 1,000 to 1,500 levels higher than in the troposphere."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "The new three-part series from BBC1 will see presenters Matt Baker, Liz Bonnin, Steve Backshall and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall broadcasting live from Monterey Bay, California, host to one of the biggest wildlife gatherings in the oceans where blue whales, humpback whales, elephant seals, dolphins, sea otters and great white sharks migrate from around the world.

    Their reward? A glut of fish and plankton but some won't survive the perilous journey, and even if they do, will there be enough food to sustain them?"

    Matt Baker, Liz Bonnin and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to front BBC's live ocean wildlife gathering
    5/7/ 2015

    "but some won't survive the perilous journey, and even if they do, will there be enough food to sustain them?"

    Why have to bait them?
    Not enough bait already?
    Why would there be a question as to enough?

    • SadieDog

      Yeah Heart, will they bait the area? I thought about that.
      "The program will document the rejuvenation of the bay’s once-endangered ecosystem. Humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and brown pelicans convene in this once-a-year confluence. In the UK, the TV project is being touted as showing live the results of “the greatest conservation success story in the world.”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Bait them in to Monterey Bay?
    Why would they suspect ..not enough food?
    Any biomarkers?

    Emaciated Pelicans Wander Monterey Bay Shores In Desperate Search For Food
    Feb 17 2015

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    California sea lions in trouble

    "Even in a good year, a sea lion pup has only a 70 percent chance of reaching its first birthday. But in 2013 only 30 percent survived. And by May of that year, almost 1,500 were stranded along the California coast — up to 10 per day along the Monterey Bay shoreline."

    Some are trying to call it a rebound.
    Rebound overnight?
    Rebound at PR speed?

  • stock here

    One of the NEW LIES in the playbook of the nukist is that nuke electricity generators should be given more money since they are "special" generators, couldn't have said it better myself, LOL. They state that wind and solar PV get subsidies of 30% from the Fed, therefore nuke should be paid more.

    Hmmm…the average cost of electricity in the us is around 12 cents per kWH, but for nuke 5.7 cents of that is direct immediate and continuing subsidy (see the study below), neglecting of course the out years costs and waste "disposal".

    That is 5.7 cents per kWH for every kWH that nuke makes throughout its lifetime.

    So nuclear electricity generation gets a continuous 47.5% subsidy.

    However Solar PV gets a 30% subsidy from the Feds as a tax credit. But wait this deserves a closer look. That is a one time tax credit based on the construction cost of the Solar PV.

    So on a small say residential scale of $20,000 invested for project cost, the Feds will cover $6,000 of that. How much power will a $20,000 PV system make in it's lifetime. Well being a CEM, and an expert in the field, I can tell you exactly how much.

    Well the system will produce 301053 kWH in its 30 year life. So at current PV project costs, solar PV gets a 1.9cent per kWH Fed incentive. Funny how that is exactly 1/3 as large as the nuclear subsidy.

    Nuclear gets a 300% larger subsidy than solar at this time. As the cost of solar goes…

  • Majia, i have now spent 5 weeks in Hawaii, logging data every day. It is amazingly consistant at 1950 CPH or

    or 32.5 CPM

    The prior average 2 years ago was consistently 22 to 25 CPM with occasional larger peaks, but never up to 40 CPM when averaged over an hour.

    Bottom line the background is up 50% to 30%

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      stock, any way to collect some silt/mud/sand from one of the coral areas? Dead organisms would fall out there and the coral protects from tide currents disturbing the sedimentation

      • GREAT IDEA, I am almost done with this trip,

        Important business and personal stuff, and wrapping up business with a sociopath have distracted my research. I can easily get a sand sample, I will try for the Sharks Cove tide pools….stuff gets washed in and sediments out in theory.

        • irhologram

          Stock are you able to test for strontium? I read:
          1. Sr does not adsorb on to silt particles. Instead remains hydroscopic and forms a weak ionic bond with silt particles, meaning it remains bioavailable over time.
          2. Sr has very high BCR (50,000 for fish).
          3. Sr has an estimated whole body biological half life of 50 years.
          Sr remains resident in the human body for over 400 times longer than Po210 and 200 times longer than Cs37.

    • Great data comparison. Thanks stock. Will use in a *Eye Openers* folder. I love short one liners I can say while people are still within hearing (or reading) range. 🙂

      My methodology seems to be blurting out "Hey, didyaknow….?"

      • Teri; I've been starting the discussion (aimed at the next generation, particularly) with:
        "I feel I have to apologise to you for what my generation allowed to happen regarding radiation."
        First of all, I do mean it. That statement does seem to open up their minds…
        But, for those in the same age group (as me/ us?), I also tend to start with, "did you know..?"

        • Hi AnneB it's hard…I'm pretty selective picking what to say to whom these days…I just want the younger kids to not get so depressed they can't even function. They deserve to have some lightheartedness and fun in the midst of all this surrounding turmoil. I don't mind speaking it out heavy duty in news article comments though or to politicians. 🙂 Trying to get better at it.

          I realize how petty anything I had to worry about was, when I was younger. What horrible times we're trying so hard to make better again.

          I saw all you wrote regarding your accident, surgeries and health. Hope you're making through each day OK. Sending you good magic!

    • bo bo

      This guerrilla citizen's radiation measuring group in Iwaki city now accepts request for measuring Strontium & Tritium in water, soil, materials & food. Price ranges from 500 – 3000 yen ( 5 $ -30 $)
      Japanese people send in samples from all over, so I would imagine from overseas wouldn't be any different.

      They have been doing only cesium, I-131& K-40 measurements until now.

      Via @microcarpa1

      • Shaker1

        Great link, Bo. Anyone seen anything similar in the States?

      • Great that it is being done, Bo, and at a reasonable price. Compare this to those in the US (what's his name? Cullen??), who think charging five-hundred dollars is fair? And, I wouldn't trust Cullen to measure anything other than, "natural background radiation."
        What the heck is natural about manmade radiation? Just because it's there, too, does not mean it should be accepted as, "normal background", for sure!

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        EXCELLENT. Lets get some strontium tests! We have to beat Woods Hole who have so far won the battle of "no harmful levels detected"

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        A situation may arise where a sample is sent for testing there, and has a positive test for dangerous radioactive elements.

        Would mailing the sample be breaking postal laws?

        I would not be surprised to see people jailed for mailing samples that are "no immediate threat to public health."

        The sample sent to PM Abe via drone comes to mind.

        What if someone dug up a sample of PM Abe's lawn and mailed it to him, the sample gets tested, and Abe jails someone for mailing dangerous radioactive material? Meanwhile, children play on his lawn.

        Arnie Gunderson said public area samples he took in Tokyo are (were?) considered rad waste in the U.S..

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          interesting ramifications unincredulous. Would a sample of Abes tongue be considered rad waste? And I hesitate to touch this but since it recently arose… would a sample of nuclear baked cooter dong be legal? Actually I recall now that Japan scientists were having a hard time getting fish samples through airport security. Maybe the athletes competing in the Olympics will have to leave their lungs in japan before returning to their home countries.

          "Governments of Kenya and Tanzania…, are among the few African countries, who, unable to afford the high cost of testing all incoming vehicles, have expressly banned the importation of cars from Japan into their markets. The Kenyan government went as far as destroying some cars after it hired independent firms to test for radiation levels [which were up to 20x the safe limit].”

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            "would a sample of nuclear baked cooter dong be legal?"

            Now we are really getting to the meat of the matter.

            I suppose, if accompanied by a statement referencing an equivalent exposure dose in banana units, even the "elephant's foot" from Chernobyl could pass through customs.

            I am curious why the large bags of radioactive dirt are being stacked up by the ocean, where a tsunami might hit. Could it be that, in the middle of the night, they are to be exported to a nation where it's legal to grow cooter dong?

      • bo bo

        Yeah Shaker1, AnneBeck, code, uni – the reason why I'm obsessed with finding out about where they are sampling for Strontium is because both Kenny B & Doug Dasher ( U of Alaska radioecology ) told me ( I called them ) Strontium is not being tested in the U.S. and it's 'really expensive to test Strontium.. only 2 or 3 that have the right equipment.. but we are doing what we can.. with what we have.. ' etc. etc. ( cue violin music)

        But this small guerilla joint in Japan is able to do it..?
        & 30 dollars is a bit pricy, but not crazy.
        I wonder how much Kenny charges a bucket, for his cesium?
        This citizens organization in Japan charges for cesium – starting 5 $ and up.

  • rogerthat

    May. 8, 2015

    TEPCO refuses to reveal tsunami simulation results in nuclear disaster suit

    KOBE — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will not allow plaintiffs in a nuclear disaster damages suit to see the results of a tsunami simulation the utility conducted before the March 2011 disasters, the Mainichi has learned.

    Sources familiar with the lawsuit told the Mainichi Shimbun that the plaintiffs — all nuclear disaster refugees now living in Hyogo Prefecture — had requested the documents from TEPCO, but that the utility had refused.

    The plaintiffs are suing TEPCO and the government of Japan for damages in the Kobe District Court.

    The power company is not under any legal obligation to divulge the simulation documents, but "they are records vital to finding out if TEPCO could have actually predicted this terrible disaster," representatives for the plaintiffs stated.

    The utilities actions "are obstructing the pursuit of the truth," claim the plaintiffs.

    The 92 plaintiffs (from 34 households) are demanding a total of 790 million yen in compensation from TEPCO and the government for uprooting their lives due to the radioactive contamination from the nuclear disaster. …

    • rogerthat

      They are seeking documents related to a 2008 simulation, in which TEPCO modeled tsunami generated by a theoretical major earthquake off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, based on historical accounts of an 1898 temblor of the magnitude 8.0 level in the same region and other data.

      TEPCO, however, did not report the results of this simulation to the former Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) until March 7, 2011 — just four days before the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that caused the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 plant. The utility released part of the report revealing it knew a tsunami more than 10 meters high was possible, but not until around five months after the disaster.

      The plaintiffs assert that TEPCO and the government should have been aware that a disaster severe enough to knock out all power at the Fukushima No. 1 plant was possible. They asked the Kobe court in March this year to order TEPCO to divulge the simulation documents. On April 9, TEPCO attorneys submitted a counterargument declaring that "the documents are neither related to nor necessary for the plaintiffs' claims. The hearings of the trial should focus on whether there is a causal relationship between the (nuclear) accident and damage to the plaintiffs."

      On May 1, the plaintiffs filed a rebuttal stating, "TEPCO has revealed only one part …

      • rogerthat

        of its tsunami simulation estimates. The details of the (simulation report) remain entirely obscured."

        "As the offending company, TEPCO is being called on to find out the entire truth of what caused the nuclear accident," commented Hiroki Tatsumi, chief secretariat of the defense counsel. "I cannot understand the company's refusal" to release the simulation documents.

        A TEPCO public relations representative, meanwhile, told the Mainichi, "Regarding the lawsuit, we would like to respond sincerely based on a detailed inquiry into the plaintiffs' demands and assertions."

        May 05, 2015(Mainichi Japan)

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Yeah, I understand. It would prove that TEPCO could have averted all this suffering and the death of the Pacific and possibly an extinction level event if they weren't a private corporation whose beholden to their stockbroker to do 2 things; cut costs, increase profits.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Maybe the simulation predicted generator shutdowns, relief valve failures, core meltdowns, hydrogen explosions, nuclear explosions, and PM Abe lying. Maybe the simulation would creep the public out with it's accuracy…maybe it predicted that I would be typing this comment.

    • Jail time for TEPCO obstructionists.

      Its called discovery asshats! turn it over or you are in contempt of court.

  • rogerthat

    Highly exposed workers increased 10 times from January to March in Fukushima plant

    May 7, 2015
    The number of Fukushima workers who were exposed more than 5mSv increased to 10 times from this January to March.

    This is from Tepco’s report on exposure dose of Fukushima workers, which was published on 4/30/2015.

    From this report, the workers who were exposed 5 – 20 mSv in January was 57. It increased to 327 in February and it became 585 in March.

    The ratio to the total workers increased from 0.51% to 4.94% as well (Graph attached below).

    The reason is not announced but this trend suggests increasing number of workers are sent to highly contaminated areas of Fukushima plant.

    Iori Mochizuki

  • rogerthat

    Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level of Mt. Hakone / “Possibility of eruption”

    May 6, 2015
    Following up this article.. Volcanic earthquake tripled in Mt. Hakone / Scale 1 level of quakes occurred twice in one hour [URL]

    At 6:00 of 5/6/2015, Japan Meteorological Agency announced they raised the warning level of Mt. Hakone from 1 to 2, to control the entry around the crater.

    The investigation team found intense splash of steam and abnormality on clinometer to admit the volcano has become active.

    The volcanic earthquake was observed 116 times on 5/5/2015 and scale 1 level of the earthquake occurred 3 times that day.

    Japan Meteorological Agency states there is a possibility of “minor” eruption that may cause the damages of volcanic cinders.

    They also warned the area where can be downwind of volcanic ash and small cinders.

    The investigation team is dispatched on 5/6/2015 again.

    Iori Mochizuki

  • Nick

    Yesterday I was asked to wield my 20 year old chainsaw and tackle various
    challenges from 2" kindling cuts to 18" standing dead ash trees.

    At one point, my saw overheated (I was cutting locust) and the air itself delayed engine cooling.

    While I tried to get saw to come back to life, I hauled cut wood to piles, traversing through a dense hardwood forest trying to fill in the canopy. On foot mind you…no heavy equipment besides saw…

    The amount of leaf litter seemed higher than usual, I didn't see fresh decomposition taking place.

    Granted, it's been dry, but the hot air, few flying insects, and harsh sun all lent a surreal feeling to my efforts.

    Intellectually I can grasp the implications of Fukushima, but emotionally
    I realize it will simply get harder to maintain sanity.

    I return to these same woods today in even hotter air.

    My sense of foreboding has increased.

    Love for today, cherish the past, forget the future we once all had.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


    Coast Guard responds to ‘oil spills,’ finds jellyfish instead
    May 6 2015

  • Checkmate

    Stock, I looked at that Oyster NPP thing, then scrolled down and read an viewed a clip on a 32 yr. old mother of 4 in a race that just collapsed and died at the finish line. She even owned a fitness center in Columbus, SC. I couldn't post the link, but maybe you can.

    I believe this is incredibly important to show that athletes, even all ages are dying all over the place from breathing the outside hot particles in the air. Your chances are high from just walking and breathing the air, let alone excessively breathing it by exercise or sports. And then families stand around outside and said well it was unexpected, but such is life. IF THEY ONLY KNEW!!! It is all I have to do to call them and tell them…but they are in morning…so I contain myself… Enenewers on here: Please use P100 face masks each time you go outside…you are too valuable to lose and we love you…and we don't want to read about you in the obituary column…

  • Important New Article at the NUKEPRO, debunking the junk on subsidies.

    One of the NEW LIES in the playbook of the nukist is that nuke electricity generators should be given more money since they are "special" generators, couldn't have said it better myself, LOL. They state that wind and solar PV get subsidies of 30% from the Fed, therefore nuke should be paid more.

    Hmmm…the average cost of electricity in the us is around 12 cents per kWH, but for nuke 5.7 cents of that is direct immediate and continuing subsidy (see the study below), neglecting of course the out years costs and waste "disposal".

    That is 5.7 cents per kWH for every kWH that nuke makes throughout its lifetime.
    So nuclear electricity generation gets a continuous 47.5% subsidy.

    now how about solar subsidies….

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      The nukers can just buy solar power, and re-brand it as nuke power and get their damned nickel. I will look the other way if they spend 2 of the five cents on shutting the nuke waste generators down.

  • Request for comments folks.
    stock out

    New documents show the extent to which Mike Florio, the former consumer attorney now serving on the California Public Utilities Commission, has been co-opted by the regulatory agency's corrupt culture.

    We already knew about his infamous email to a utility company executive in which he marveled that it was "amazing how I've become an apologist for PG&E in just three short years, isn't it." (It sure was.)

    Now we learn that he participated in — and helped cover up — meetings with Southern California Edison executives in which former PUC President Michael Peevey strong-armed the company to divert $25 million to his pet cause.

    Peevey's now gone and the subject of a criminal investigation. We've said before that Florio has to go, too, and it's even more clear now. If he won't resign, the Legislature should exercise its authority to remove him.

  • whiteaglesoaring

    Buried deeply is that there was no magnitude 9.0 earthquake. If you look again at the tsunamis coming into Sendai, look carefully at the condition of the buildings BEFORE it hit…A magnitude 9 would have leveled all buildings.Japanese live with earthquakes and tsunami, but notice all the vehicles that COULD have been just driven out of harms way, Nothing to worry about from the relatively mild quakes they had felt.

    And the company that had the security contract for Fukushima Daiichi? Magna BSP. Location? Dimona, Israel. M.O. Stuxnet cyberweapon and installation of "monitoring device" next to reactors..Confusion in the control room…something is wrong but all the monitors says all is normal…stuxnet. Cooling system valves are always open unless the command is sent to close. What makes valves close? Computer command. What kind of valves? Siemens SCADA. Unique aspect of stuxnet.

    • irhologram

      White eagle soaring. you're on shaky ground (pun intended) because many here become confrontive when it's suggested Fukushma was a take down because the Japanese had just thumbed their noses in refusing to participate in the NWO economy and also were scheduled to go on line with the electric car, complete with battery filling stations in a couple of days. After that, it was said there was not econimal to divert energy to supply the stations.

      Just too hard to contemplate. For month's afterwards jim stones links were prohibited from the site.

      Many other oddities…I.e. No tsunami sirens (yes, they were in place.) I don't know what it takes to alter screen shots of the earthquake, but they have been posted showing there were a couple of fives…a bit inland…and the conspiracy theory is that to correspond with a simultaneous EQ, a charge was waiting to set off in the offshore ridge which generated a tsunami.

      Another aspect of the conspiracy theory is that there was also HAARP involvement, although I'm not sure where that fits in this senerio, unless it was to create the two fives inland, beginning the sequence.

      IF any of this is correct, it would be INCORRECT to not see the implication of weaponized weather wars against a sovereign nation or certainly also, the ongoing, unresolved nonchalance in remediation that has become so massively divesting to all life on this planet.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        I think Max Keiser was among the hard-to-believe-it-was-a-R9-earthquake people…although I couldnt find the story just right now on google. Anything is possible for psychopaths in charge, and a truly scientific mind is unbiased. Nevertheless its hard to imagine even the most crazy people destroying the hemisphere just for electric car vengeance. ….then again, Ken Buesseler is showing zero fukushima damage, so what to believe?

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        As I recall, Stone's unsubstantiated accusation was that Israel wanted to retaliate against Japan for agreeing to sell enriched Uranium in small quantities to Iran, or something to that effect.

        Who knows what goes on amongst the elite warmongers and power brokers? I wouldn't put anything past them, though.

  • Cooter

    OT my apologies,

    From John Rappoport May 8, 2015

    "Explosive: Pesticides in Paradise: the war on life in Hawaii"

    "Since 1987 Hawai'i has hosted more cumulative [pesticide] field trials (3,243) than any other state. In 2014 alone, 178 different GE field tests were conducted on over 1,381 sites in Hawai'i (vs. only 175 sites in California)."

    "DuPont-Pioneer applied 90 different pesticide formulations containing 63 different active ingredients on Kaua'i from 2007 to 2012. The company sprayed on two-thirds (65%) of the days over this period and made from 8.3 to 16 applications per application day on average."

  • Folk, add to my brand new one liner lies of the nuke cartel.

    Please add them via comments at nuke pro

    It's "your" cancer
    Its just your bad luck
    Don't worry, we are great at treating that
    Who knows what caused it
    We can use radiation to "treat" your cancer
    Those cancer hats are so stylish
    If you last 5 years, and die the next day, we consider our treatment successful no matter the cost no matter the pain
    Cancer is the "best" way to die (you have time to get your affairs in order)
    It can't be proven to be from Fukushima

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    What does alpha radiation look like?

    Alpha Rays from a Radioactive Particle in Lung Tissue

    The black star shows the tracks made over a 48 hour period by alpha rays emitted from a radioactive particle of plutonium lodged in the lung tissue of an ape (the particle itself is invisible). In living lung tissue, if one of the cells adjacent to the particle is damaged in a certain way, it can become a cancer cell later on, spreading rapidly through the lung, causing almost certain death.
    photo by Robert Del Tredici from his book entitled At Work In The Fields Of The Bomb (Harper and Row, 1987)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is OT.
    But an example of modern science.

    Embattled Max Planck neuroscientist quits primate research
    May 4 2015

    "Logothetis’s research on the neural mechanisms of perception and object recognition has used rhesus macaques with electrode probes implanted in their brains. The work was the subject of a broadcast on German national television in September that showed footage filmed by an undercover animal rights activist working at the institute. The video purported to show animals being mistreated.

    Logothetis has said the footage is inaccurate, presenting a rare emergency situation following surgery as typical and showing stress behaviors deliberately prompted by the undercover caregiver. (His written rebuttal is here.) The broadcast triggered protests, however, and it prompted several investigations of animal care practices at the institute. Investigations by the Max Planck Society and animal protection authorities in the state of Baden-Württemberg found no serious violations of animal care rules. A third investigation by local Tübingen authorities that led to a police raid at the institute in late January is still ongoing."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is Cybernetics.
    "Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary[1] approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities. Cybernetics is relevant to the study of systems, such as mechanical, physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems.

    And you, Nikos Logothetis
    Go play with your own brain.
    It's really yours they're interested in.
    So much more willing.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Time to get the testing on.
    To what end ..a notebook jammed with papers like the notebook, at the end of the year, of a 7th grade science student.

    A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River
    5/ 7 2015

    But .. you have to have fish to test them.

    "On Friday, THV11's Marlisa Goldsmith tracked down a biologist in Heber Springs to find the answer. That's where she met four-year-old Sophie.

    Through her eyes, everything appears to be normal, but beneath the shallow waters, there's a bit of a problem. The fish are leaving.

    "Because he was in the water and swim. That's why he was disappear."

    If you ask Sophie a question, she most definitely has an answer for you. When asked where she thinks the fish went, she said that they are "In them home….that's why them not coming out."

    Fish disappearing in Greers Ferry Lake

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And guess what ..genetic modification isn't working?

    Genetically modified fish outcompeted in evolution experiment
    May 8 2015

    "Darwin was right: Survival of the fittest works," study author William Muir said.

    "It also confirms that as long as genetic modifications don't improve the fitness of a species, the genetic influence of modified specimens released into the wild will eventually fade away.

    "Darwin was right: Survival of the fittest works," Muir said. "If we make a transgenic organism that has reduced fitness in the wild, evolution takes over and removes it. Nature experiments with mutations all the time, and it only saves the best of the best."

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Therefore the entire circumstances has to be artificial and controlled..
      Meaning biological life will be officialy outlawed.. They are right on shedule..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    So what good is hardware on an ailing race?
    Better still FOREVER.

    Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan Interviewed by Futurist Roby Guerra

    • GOM GOM

      Watch the movie Prometheus.

      Are you the same Heart from oilspilllaw?

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder


      I never heard of him before..

      But I Swear i had a nightmare about that Zoltan guy less then a week ago..

      I'm a passenger in a proffesional sportscar..on a the driverseat is that casino royale james bond looking dude it seem's..untill now..
      I'm getting a lesson in drifting..that is a "risky but exiting" way of taking a corner..

      He start's the point he should twist the wheel to take the corner.. he makes a futile make believe attempt of turning the wheel..
      but immediatley turn's the car back straight and head's for the wall.. it looks deliberately..he look's at it without any slowing down reflex..
      I see the massive iron plates in front of my face clearly before impact.. i've been in enough carcrashes to know this would kill me..
      My/our head's would be body shook violently in my sleep..

      It seem's in the dream we don't die , he get's out and walk's away..
      i get after him to ask if he is oke , assuming he had a brainfart from a medical condition or something..

      He does not speak , but look's very strange at i wassen't suppose to survive or something..

      Untill now i was assuming it was a warning about how i talk about
      q lizzie.. james bond is uk right..?

      But now that i clicked that link.. it's him.. don't get on board..he's not gonne take any corner's to preserve life.. i guess..or something..

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        The pinheads have a lot on their minds"

        "From my perspective the similarity between the two is twofold: 1. that technology empowers superior innovative solutions than an outdated dinosaur of a centralized administrative structure, and b. that technology inherently defeats things as borders, because it connects people throughout time and space, irrelevant of where they were born, or what laws an irrelevant piece of paper (like a passport) claims they’re subject to. In essence, transhumanism, as well as Bitcoin, recognise that we’re much more than our physical flesh and blood, but that we’re also sensitive, thinking, feeling individuals who may or may not operate within forced upon (geographical) frameworks. That our mind and spirit stands above, and defeats, arbitrary lines in the sand — to a great extent via the beauty of the ever evolving technology freed from bureaucratic red tape.

        Anonymity is important now, as we’re in the strange middle ground between the nation state world, and the post nation state world, where many visionaries still need to keep a low profile. Over time, however, identity and reputation will be more important. Though, lets keep in mind that for various reasons, it will remain essential for a person to be able to have multiple identities at the same time (like if being haunted by a homicidal ex husband or living a double life as gay/ hetero or human/ cyborg) etc. But at the same time, limiting Cybil attacks will also be crucial."

  • SadieDog

    Moving on… AWESOME new song by Pink, quite brave. "Dear, Mr. President"

  • Cooter

    Japan Times Saturday May 9,

    "At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the number of workers exposed to high amounts of radiation in fiscal 2014 increased 1.5-fold from the year before, data from the utility showed Saturday."

  • ecoguy57

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