USA Today: Millions of fish dead in Pacific Northwest — Ocean conditions have ‘gone to hell’ — Salmon covered in fungus, red lesions all over, big gaping sores — Extinction concerns, “it could be the end” — Experts: It’s crazy… Unprecedented… Catastrophic… Worst they’ve ever seen (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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USA Today, Jul 31, 2015 (emphasis added): … weather in the Pacific Northwest is killing millions of fish

AP, Jul 27, 2015: More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia… wiping out at least half of this year’s returning population… [NOAA’s Ritchie Graves] says up to 80 percent of the population could ultimately perish.

Eureka Times Standard, Jul 29, 2015: With recent fish counting surveys on two Klamath River tributaries showing alarmingly low numbers… fisheries experts are growing increasingly concerned… The South Fork Trinity River is also showing a low presence of wild Chinook salmon adults… Fisheries experts are not certain why the tributaries have such a low salmon population

Washington Post, Jul 30, 2015: … Native American tribes are becoming increasingly worried [wild salmon] might disappear… the current threat is worse than anything they have seen… “We’re very worried,” said Kathryn Brigham, chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission… An estimated quarter-million salmon, more than half of the spring spawning run up the Columbia River, perished, likely killed by a disease that thrives in warm water and causes gill rot…  Adults stay in the Pacific Ocean from three to seven years… Some populations “could go extinct,” [Greg McMillan with Oregon’s Deschutes River Alliance] said.

KOIN transcript, Jul 27, 2015: Half of the sockeye salmon in the Columbia River are dying… Biologists are calling this die-off unprecedented… (Nick Blevins, fisherman:) “The fish are not looking in good condition… Some of them will have lesions… The sockeye already have gill diseases“… It could be the end for these endangered species. (Blevins:) “For something that’s been here longer than us that’s going to go to extinction, we’re not too far behind then.”

Spokesman Review, Jul 24, 2015: “Never in my entire (29-year) career have I seen anything like this,” [Jeff Korth, fisheries manager] said. “A minimum of 300,000 adult salmon have died… We’re seeing big gaping sores… 15,000 sockeye tried to go up the Okanogan last week… They all diedMy goal was to retire before ocean conditions go to hell again.”

Seattle Times, Jul 27, 2015: … the Columbia [has turned] into a kill zone where salmon immune systems are weakened and fish die of infections… Some [are] suffering from a bacterial disease. Others have backs covered with a mottled white fungus. All are expected to die… Mary Peters, a microbiologist who works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [said] “It’s crazy.”… Salmon also face challenges in the ocean… “My guess is that this is going to be one of the poorest years for salmon (ocean) survival” said Bill Peterson, a [NOAA] scientist… “Things do not look good”… Diseased fish with red marks that are signs of a bacterial infection have been found… Some of them actually have red splotches all over

Daily Record, Jul 31, 2015: [Toby Kock,  Columbia River Research Laboratory biologist is] seeing a great many fish suffering from columnaris bacterial infections which shows up as frayed or ragged fins, ulcerations and fungus-like white patches on skin and gill filaments.

Spokesman Review, Jul 17, 2015: Catastrophic is a word that’s being used as scientists begin to unravel the mystery… [They’re] finding dead fish, both shad and sockeyethe words scientists use to describe what’s going on are freakier than the photos:

  • WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife: “Very bad news… carnage is ugly… conversion rates… 2-5%”
  • Scientist from B.C., Canada: “Catastrophic losses… have begun to occur… It may be advisable for DFO communications to identify “talking points”… very soon to get out in front of events… [in] more than 40 years and cannot remember anything comparable to what were currently seeing unfold on the coast!

Watch KOIN’s broadcast here

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  • lukeskywalker lukeskywalker

    I believe the immune systems of the fish have been compromised and
    they are unable to fight infection, internal effects of radiation.

    • Think about the immune systems of the poor fish in Lake Michigan, with Palisade spewing

      as they are under review for a very dangerous brittle core material (see next article, is so complacent that whilst they are under the microscope they still allow a massive leak to continue unabated for 9 days.

      The measurement in the ground water (not at the source of the leak, but far away at a well) was 481,000 Bq/M3
      ————————————–
      help us shut it down, review the link, its quick

      http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/07/its-time-to-close-palisades-sw-michigan.html

      • We Not They Finally

        Palisades had been the Godzilla of a world already full of monsters, for a long while now. They kept fining them and renewing their license. It's all criminality on top of criminality on top of criminality. We're reserving a tiny space of time periodically now as we go along, to just cry, whenever it comes up. The other day, husband and I both spontaneously started crying when we heard the sixties anti-war song, "Come and sing a simple song of freedom." Because no one here and now seems to be figuring out AT LEAST THAT MUCH grassroots united. They use to do sit-ins. Maybe we need a few good weep-ins.

    • alasanon

      These reports are astounding!!.. in USA Today, no less!!..

      I understand that there is more empathy for Cecil, the lion, and do not begrudge ANY degree of publicity and outrage. However, Fish are living creatures as well and the wild Salmon populations are CRITICAL in the world of both fine dining and important nutrition for People!!…

      It's amazing this is going on in terms of the loss of Millions of Fish!!!..

      And yet no one utters a peep about the admitted large-scale Fukushima nuclear dumping in the Pacific Ocean by TEPCO Japan-??!!

    • +1

      I would agree fully.

      I would go further and say…
      It has or will affect every living thing and the lives of those who are as yet unborn either directly or indirectly over time.

  • jackassrig

    I'm having touble posting on the ene web watch 8-3. On Futa 8-3 20:59 a globe of light over #1. Looks red. Now at 21:38 a large upside down red cone. Black blub in my area is 93.8 degF. San Angelo yesterday had an alert. I calculated their black blub and it was almost 90 degF. They took our monitoring station off the map. Sorry for the OT.

  • jackassrig

    21:44 cone has moved up and to the right. Bottom is only visible.

  • or-well

    Shipwrecks are also Ocean killers

    http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=18077&lang=EN
    "The North Atlantic Ocean contains 25% of the potentially polluting wrecks in the world. These wrecks are estimated to contain nearly 38% of the total volume of oil trapped in sunken vessels."

    Here's a guy talking about problem wrecks who is in a position to know what he's talking about.
    http://www.claymaitland.com/2011/06/14/problem-wrecks-and-their-cargoes/

    http://www.seaaustralia.com/documents/The%20Global%20Risk%20of%20Marine%20Pollution%20from%20WWII%20Shipwrecks-final.pdf
    "…over 7800 sunken WWII vessels worldwide, including over 860 oil tankers, corroding for over 60 years…"

    About wrecks in the South Pacific
    http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/3616/Barrett_MP_Potentially_Polluting_Wrecks.pdf%3Fsequence%3D4

  • MVB MVB

    (repeat post)

    Antimony-124,
    Iodine-131 (!),
    Strontium-89 (!),
    Ruthenium-106,
    Cobalt-57,
    & Cesium-134
    were 'LIKELY present'in that insanely hot 10.2 µSv/hr June 14 thunderstorm's rainwater (Southern Colorado, USA), which happened with a 250 hPa jet stream pattern in place that could easily have delivered air that blew over Fukushima 3 days prior.

    !-> @ https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/synopsis-improved-version-mainland-usa-june-14-2015-radioactive-rain-lichen-data-revisited/

    That kind of "increased probability for fallout deposition – wind pattern" where the jet stream that had passed over F1 slows down) is most often seen over the Northern Pacific. When it is seen over Alaska and elsewhere it frequently coincides with EPA Radnet & EURDEP Data gaps (example @ http://bit.ly/1BI1C7G )
    I'm not claiming that is what's causing the fish and other wildlife die-offs, but this REALLY needs to be investigated far beyond just Cesium trace amounts.

    The visual representations, including for the more abundant naturally occurring radioisotopes like K-40 and Be-7 make a point for not discounting <MDC data.

    That's the most I could get out of the data of those two samples.
    I hope it's somehow helpful in the big picture…

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    https://www.revealnews.org/article/new-mexico-thrives-on-nuclear-bomb-despite-us-pledge-to-reduce-arsenal/
    I'd like to think it's going to be accidental, blind consumerism and whatnot, but let's face it. It's these bad boys that are going to be the final nail in our coffin. Tell me again why we are spiraling into ww3? Oh, yeah…for private profit. Well, I don't know, why don't we make that illegal, you know instead of how we inform foreign policy. Just a suggestion…from someone interested in living on a habitable planet.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    hppt://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/deep-state-america/
    Does US have a deep state? And is it batshit crazy? Lol, I'm only laughing so I don't cry. I think that makes me certifiable.

  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    Monitors fail at nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
    Aug. 3, 2015

    A nuclear fuel reprocessing firm in northern Japan says some of its monitoring devices of high level radioactive materials have stopped working. It says the failure poses no threat to the environment.

    Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited reported the troubles at a plant compound in Rokkasho Village, Aomori Prefecture, on Sunday evening.

    It said 4 monitoring devices failed at about the same time at the plant's facility. The facility extracts uranium and plutonium from melted spent nuclear fuel while separating highly radioactive wastes.

    The failed devices include a leak monitor for highly radioactive liquid-waste as well as a pressure monitor for an exhaust gas processing system.

    The Aomori Prefectural government and the firm say workers are currently unable to monitor any potential leak inside the facility. But the firm also stresses that other devices in the plant indicate no radioactive leaks outside the facility.

    The company says when the failure occurred lightning strikes were observed near the plant. It says it is studying whether there is a connection.

    The plant has not been running at full capacity, as it has been undergoing government screening ahead of the planned formal launch in March.

    • We Not They Finally

      How many of these "extra" nuclear facilities do they have in Japan, exactly? And was this spent nuclear fuel from Japan, or from (let's say) France? I believe that Areva had some kind of contract with them. I guess that that's a "falling between the cracks" kind of thing. Say, we don't have NPP's up and running again, but instead we have THIS equally dangerous activity going on?

      "…it has been undergoing government screening ahead of the planned formal launch in March." So the plutonium talking heads get their way. Learning anything ever is apparently out of the question.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Japan could be using nuke reprocessing facilities to harvest plutonium for bombs. We all know that nuke fuel reprocessing is a massive money losing venture everywhere it has been done PLUS it creates massive radioactive contamination in the environment; Windscale, Hanford, Soviet crap, ect…
      This very Japanese spent fuel reprocessing facility at Rokkasho has lost massive sums of money… yet the Japanese government insists on carrying on operations there. Why???
      Bombs are made from spent reactor fuel that is why. And don't buy the horsecrap nuker lie that "the time duration of reactor fuels is not compatible with producing weapons grade plutonium isotope ratios." Nuker horsecrap is what that lie is!!! As if anyone really knows how long these evil secretive nuke reactor operators run a load of fuel, how the fuel is arranged in the core, the beginning fuel composition. It is all kept secret. Japan is a founding member of the IAEA. Should we trust them to tell us if Japan were actually using this suspect Rokkasho fuel reprocessing plant to harvest plutonium 239/241??
      Nuclear power is a massive cancerous lie and an evil front operation for nuclear weapons. That is precisely why everyone is freaking out about Iran getting nuclear "power". Reactors produce plutonium; for bombs. Iran can soon make nuke weapons. Japan probably already has them or at least every single ingredient/component for nuke weapons. Next it will be Saudi Arabia or South Korea perhaps…

  • rogerthat

    http://www.kfvs12.com/story/29688670/leak-contained-at-honeywell-in-metropolis

    Leak contained at Honeywell in Metropolis
    Aug 02, 2015
    by Alycia Dobrinicki

    A leak at Honeywell in Metropolis has been contained.

    According to spokesman Peter Dalpe, a leak of UF6 was reported around 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

    Plant leaders declared a plant alert and notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    The leak was contained by 8:00 p.m.

    There have been no reports of any injuries and it does not appear anything off site was impacted.

    Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • rogerthat

    http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/08/01/vogtle-nuclear-expansion-total-cost-is-65-billion-dollars-former-commissioner-says/

    VOGTLE NUCLEAR EXPANSION TOTAL COST IS 65 BILLION DOLLARS, FORMER COMMISSIONER SAYS

    August 1, 2015 GLORIA TATUM

    (APN) ATLANTA — Plant Vogtle’s proposed nuclear expansion with new units 3 and 4 will cost an estimated 65 billion dollars, former Georgia Public Service (PSC) Commissioner Bobbie Baker says, based on his analysis of information he received when cross-examining the PSC staff witness at the June 23, 2015 PSC hearing. …

    • rogerthat, you will find this incredulous, but a few weeks ago I ran a budget cost to build, finance during construction, finance during operation (pay off the mortgage so to speak) and operating costs for Vogtle 3 and 4.

      I then calculated the product output in kWH, and the net cost per kWH

      Its 15 cents per kWH, one of the most expensive ways to make electricity. Also I neglected some costs, detail are here, and you can download the spreadsheet I used and change the values if you wish to play "what if".

      Now solar in Hawaii at under 3 cents per kWH and it stays there for 30 years….lock in your rate at 3 cents for 30 years.

      Here is the Vogtle estimate

        • PS I have an MSME, I am a Certified Energy Manager thru AEE, and I have 25 years of experience in Construction and O&M cost estimation.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            stock you have an MSME? Congratulations.

            The intelligence and integrity of engineers has a litmus test. Do buildings blow up into powder by their own weight? Sorry, a tad off topic but not entirely so.

            These photo should be in the passing exams for engineers. If they say this is natural, no license

            http://www.csi911.info/collapse_vlg.jpg

            https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRefvl8AES0zpO8YH1tNr7PoGrMh6dhgR6c61KYr2UM1a1Ny4RYpg

            • Of course it is 'natural', just like plutonium is natural.

              Explosion; natural

              Falling debris staight down in its own footprint; natural

              lava coming out of the side of the building; natural

              lava underneath the building after it burned down, liquid steel; natural

              Building 5 went down in the same way, despite only minor fire damage and no plane hitting it; natural

              Yup, confirmed absolutely, guaranteed, all NATURAL

              (sarc)

              When should I expect my 1 million dollar 'bonus' check?

            • it does seems a bit incredulous, especially the force vectors necessary to eject concentrated clouds upward and so far to the side, can these be created in a collapsing building?

              Now in any demolition films that I have seen.

              Even the Pearl Harbor thing….they pretty well knew it was coming, but a simple attack and minor losses of a ship or two would have been enough to sway public opinion that we must retaliate (join the war that Japan has declared)….so I wonder if their uncertainty whatever level that die cause them to do nothing. Not even have advance warning ships permanently positioned say 300 miles out.

              Seems odd.

              • Not even the whole attack squad showing up on radar.. everything was ignored and denied.

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                OK, stock, you pass. I wont harangue on the subject, but in those clouds of dust shooting up are also van sized multi ton chunks of building moving at 50 mph, so not just an aerodynamics question. Laws of physics are no different at the top of a skyscraper, and a good benchmark is to imagine seeing a 30 story building (initial part of collapse) blast into powder due to its own weight.

                The significance of this event cant be underestimated. Corruption and complicity so vast it boggles the mind. Ties to the military industrial global fascist state? You bet..the house of cards that must fall if we are to see the end of nuclear and the other huge exploiter/poison pushers

                thanks for indulging me on this

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  significance of the WTC demolition cant be overestimated, not underestimated…

                  I had a conversation with a mining engineer, and when I told him that only three or four of the 47 core columns…the backbone of the structure…were damaged, he simply flat out denied there was a core structure or that anyone but cave dwelling bearded Muslims would do such a terrorist act.

                  My point here is the blindness of the public including so many professionals. Its so disappointing, so perilous. Thus the WTC litmus test, which, being so obvious, shows who is blind, and who yet has an independent eye and a mind to see

                  • We Not They Finally

                    We were living in New York at the time. They took a poll and 40% of New Yorkers thought it was an inside job. But it was apparently a fireable offense for anyone to report on the inanity of the public conclusions on MSM. BTW, NO ONE was in New York investigating any kind of plane crash. And NO ONE was picking through the rubble for DNA of passengers (they did do that for victims from the buildings themselves.) And the story that paper passports were found in the pulverized (actually "dustified" — see drjudywood) rubble, was batso from the get-go.

                    We thought it was bad that Hitler got away with burning down his own Reichstag and blaming it on the Poles. This was ever so much MORE obvious. America will never live this one down — nor IMHO, should it.

                  • Cave dwelling people are HIGHLY trained in bringing down huge skyscrapers with sophisticated airline jets…

                    They have a special college class for that…

                    Cave 25 in the mountains of Pakistan, go back in and turn right at the fork, wade through the underwater creek, step lightly over the bat guano and it is the small cave room on the right.. specialist in skyscraper destruction is hired full time to teach anyone interested for free.

                    It is their most popular class..

                    PS; bring your own candle.

                    (sarc)

              • StPaulScout StPaulScout

                You folks should go HERE ——> http://www.ae911truth.org/

                Good site, very informative.

            • Marcie

              When I saw those towers collapsing like that, I said "Oh, they bombed them, too." Fires don't look like that, you get chunks of charred building materials and office furniture in a fire. You get a mountain of dust with a bomb.

              • We Not They Finally

                The part about "the planes," too. MSM videotape showed one of them [allegedly] cutting through that huge skyscraper like butter in about three seconds flat. It was as surreal as people not realizing the obvious.

        • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

          accurate cost calcs Stock.
          Sounds like they just used your calcs lol

      • RattleShark RattleShark

        One of the FB pages i follow posts a lot of climate change articles , i have been posting pro solar , anti nuke comments every time they do that , often times i include links to Enenews Fukushima stories , i do not know if any of that sank in to the minds of the readers or the admin of the page but i am starting to see more posts from them like this —http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2015/07/solarcity_the_company_didn_t_invent_the_solar_panel_but_it_invented_something.2.html
        And i have not seen any "nuke is co2 free " posts from them.

        • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

          good work RattleShark. Keep up the posts and guiding people here to Enenews.com

          Slowly people are waking up to the lie that is nuclear "safety".
          Soon hopefully, the masses will realize that nuclear = cancers

  • Sickputer

    I noticed last night on Enenews FB a young man in British Columbia was mentioning how great the fishing was in his area (Texada Island). Great for your community, but you are essentially On the Beach. Meaning the radiation levels have not yet reached a crisis level in your area.

    There's a reason for that. Study the maps of the Kuroshio Current:

    "The most important wind belts are the trade-winds on either side of the equator, and the west winds or westerlies in mid-latitudes. The trades blow from the east, the westerlies from the west. Since the ocean basins are bounded by land, the currents corresponding to the trade winds and westerlies cannot run around the globe, but close to form large central gyres.

    The central gyres dominate the surface circulation patterns of all oceans, except in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Since there is no barrier to zonal flow in the Antarctic, water flows around the Earth in the great circumpolar current. This is the greatest current in the ocean, about twice as big as the Gulf Stream. In involves not only surface waters, but reaches several miles down. The Gulf Stream itself is also impressive: it has velocities up to 4 knots (about a person�s jogging speed) and transports some 100 million tons of water per second: more than one hundred times the outflow of all the world's rivers combined."
    http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/virtualmuseum/Glossary_Climate/gloss_g-l.shtml

    SP: Not all areas of the west coast have been saturated.

    • Sickputer; this young man should realise that we've been seeing an overabundance of many species, in one year, and the mass die-off of the same species, in the following year. So, he should expect this, "great fishing", to turn into fish on the shores, dead, within the year (really, within the next season.) Winter is going to be a stinky one, up north, with fish floating ashore.
      Sad.
      Will the young men, out fishing right now, comprehend what happened? Probably not. They will simply move on to catching another, "abundant", species. And that species will wash ashore the following season. It has been going on for the past four years, and I don't think it will stop until there are no fish left.

      But, I could be wrong. Don't think I am, but it could be so.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      We have been catching some fish near south central Vancouver Island. King salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon. Reduced numbers but still some around in that area. South of Washington's coast and the straights of Juan de Fuca everything sounds horrible though…

  • Yay, I am back in ENEnews! Being locked out did force me to share this info with twitter folk and with facebook friends, though, so all was not lost.

    I am happy to report, from my traversing the web over the weekend, people are not as stupid as the AP(es) give them credit. In fact, people do see that heat is not, "cooking the fish", for were fish able to cook in 80 degree temps (or less), we would not need stoves or any sort of heat for cooking. People get it.

    These fish are showing up, in fresh water, after being burned (by something) in the Pacific. This much is obvious and should be accepted by, "Science". But, "Science", has no reasoning capability, so it is left up to the artists to explain the losses.
    Such is life in a nuclear world..

  • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

    seattle has had one of the longest heat waves in its history. still going on.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Hottest June ever recorded in Seattle this year; by far.
      Very hot summer this year. Last year was hot but not like this.
      Just broke more daily high temp records last week. WA is getting baked like So Cal it seems

  • from a distance from a distance

    “The sad truth is that we have already opened Pandora's box and there is no way back into a world safe from the nuclear madness…
    Each attempt to control nuclear power is hopeless.
    There is no possible way to destroy radioactivity.
    It will extinguish humanity…
    Many experts already believe that during the next century we will manage to annihilate ourselves.
    The tremendous greed, egoism and stupidity make it possible.”

    Quote from the movie "Quietly Into Disaster"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEzTKO03do

  • RattleShark RattleShark

    NOAA Live cam , deep water robot .
    We had a great first dive of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i expedition yesterday on a seamount near Necker Island. Just a reminder that we'll be doing it again today, this time exploring a seamount north of French Frigate Shoals. Much like yesterday, the objective of the dive is to determine the lower depth range of a known dense coral and sponge community found in 2007. We'll start at a depth of ~2,500 meters 8,200 feet).

    All things permitting, the remotely operated vehicles should be deployed around 10:00 am (HT) (4:00 pm ET).

    Join us live here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/…/media/exstream/exstream.ht

  • Sickputer

    Oh the UT eggheads in Austin have this sea star wasting disease just about figured out! (Not)

    Apparently it's from a disease like rabies! Yep… Can't make this shit up!

    Damn you Old Yeller-killing rabid wolves! Quit biting the poor sea stars!

    UT: "Scientists believe that a virus related to rabies causes wasting disease."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150728162416.htm

    SP: Oh the new SpongeBob movie titles I can see now…

    "Attack of Rabid Patrick Star!"
    "Terror at Bikini Bottom"
    "SpongeBob SquarePants Bitten by Friend"
    "Last Dance On Mussel Beach"

    • All of the salmon, sea stars urchins, clams, seals, sea lions, whales and other critters must all be getting rabies..

      So that is why they are biting each other and why they all have sores all over them.

      RABIES!

      OMG; no more swimming in the ocean for my family.. Everything has rabies.

      (sarc)

      • We Not They Finally

        The public at large won't much care what the sea stars had/have. They don't eat them. But they do eat salmon — in abundance. But salmon gets sold year 'round, even though it is not caught year 'round. So is that from frozen stocks of salmon? And how far ahead is that freezing done? I mean when, exactly, will this year's non-catch show up? And what will be filling in? Atlantic salmon? And when will people realize that it's not sockeye or king salmon that they are eating?

        Which is also part of the pitfalls of living in a consumer-based culture, where everything is just ordered up. Suddenly there is nothing on the menu! Do people care about the dead salmon, what THEY have had to go through? Not that much. But where is lunch?

      • The sores are RF burns from high power, high gain microwave radars and microwave earth stations ducting/refracting into the surface of the seawater and inducing electrical currents

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          DarkEnergy, I appreciate your efforts, your research. As long as you dont acknowledge that roughly 10,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of fallout has contaminated the ocean and land, you must be missing part of the story. Thats enough radioactive poison to kill every person on earth several times over. Do you think the 99% die off of sea stars all up the coast was also due to RF burns? The fallout also changes the conductivity of the atmosphere which could be an important key to your theory.

          Its obviously a complex issue. I played with 27Mhz carrier freq radio at rather close range for a few years. No effects like what we see on those seals was observed. There WERE effects however

          You are engaged in one theory to the exclusion of an important fact; mass radiological poisoning of the ecosystem.

        • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

          Imagine that.

          Now consider this, whilst making a definitive conclusion such as that:
          The nuke industry is in a panick to find variables in the cause of mass ocean deaths. Your conclusion (theory, hypothesis presented as fact…whatever) will inevitably be accepted as fact by those who wish to avoid liability.
          Also, the implications, if what you say is true, are very far reaching.

          Citations (other than hypothesis)?

    • Now, Sickputer, do not blame this stupidity on Austin (not that any part of UT is great…) It is NOT UT-Austin who believes doggies are peeing on the stars til they DIE. No, that is ARLINGTON, up between Dallas and Ft Worth, where radiation IS frying what's left of their pro-nookleer brains!

      Austin my be weird, but we are truly not THAT stupid, down here!

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    And we watch and wonder..how much more need to happen before it is officially declared..

    .."imminent priority Number ONE global ELE DISASTER"..

    And humanity start acting accordingly..to get the situation under some sort of control..meaning all leaders don't get any sleep unless they focus all their energy on this..

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    Our nuclear waste has become unmanageable, is leaking and entering the environment. Nuclear power plants are in disrepair and should be closed. But if they are closed the corporations must deal with the thousands of tons of waste. Our leaders turn their backs on these difficult problems because they are fools or cowards or bought off.

    FD should cause the nuclear mess to be at the forefront of the 2016 elections but they have managed to bury it so it is barely in the public mind. No one wants to hear about the mortal wound inflicted on the Pacific by Fukushima.

  • from a distance from a distance

    Well, this explains it…

    RADIATION DAMAGE:

    “Genetic damage is usually visible from the third generation onwards. Experiments with radiated fruit-flies have shown that their ability to live declines to 50% after just a few generations. In mice, they found a new type of bowel cancer after the 25th generation, which is also inheritable. Animal experiments have shown that the new generations have lower mental abilities and were more aggressive.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEzTKO03do

  • from a distance from a distance

    “In contaminated areas, animal mass extinction is taking place. Birds are literally falling from the sky and disappearing. It is quite possible that the mass extinction of bees is also related to this fact. Insects have been shown to have serious deformations. The same applies to plants. Almost certainly the dying forests which started back in the 50's is connected to radioactivity. This is expressed by retarded growth around the whole northern hemisphere, even in the Himalayas. Something similar has never been recorded in the history of forests.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEzTKO03do
    Quietly Into Disaster – Full movie

    • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

      Where have I seen that recently from a distance. Birds falling from the skys. Mutated insects and plants. Dying trees. That is an older movie. This is the second or third wave and it is massive. I had not realized that the United States Interstate System was created in the 1950s for the Projected plutonium economy as NedFromVermont said today. It gets cleare as the disaster becomes larger.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      There are tons of dead brown leaves falling off trees in Seattle this year. Seems reallllllllllyyyyyyy early for fall doesn't it??

  • Well i am glad ENE is not toast, I had zero connectivity yesterday, felt like whale that should beach itself, LOL

    aloha good peoples

  • Ken Buessler has been quoted as saying "We found 2 Bq/m3 CS-134 and about 8Bq/M3 other non natural radio-nuclides like CS-137, but we can't prove a Fukushima signature, so it is "probably" from bomb atmospheric testing.

    He should have any grants or accreditation pulled from making this comment

    CS-134 and CS-137 come out of used fuel at about the same level of Bq/unit

    CS-134 has a half life of 2 years, so in 2 year it is 1/2 of what is was at the start. In 4 years it is 1/4 of what it was at the start.

    Got it 8 CS137 time 1/4 = 2 CS134 proving this is EXACTLY the fukushima signature. Kenny boy is paid to downplay the accident, Although I won't be concerned at JUST the 8 Bq in water, I will damn sure be concerned at 800 Bq/kG in plankton, when is especially seems like the filter feeders feeding directly on plankton are some of the hardest hit.

    Shame Shame!

    He is also testing just the water, NOT the plankton, bottom sediment, bottom feeders, or apex predators. The plankton will bioacculumate 100 ot 1000 times the water levels. And then it flows up stream from there.

    Need proof, plenty of proof at Nukepro, Google it.

    • Warren

      Ken Buesseler
      Senior Scientist
      Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
      Senior Scientist
      Office Phone: +1 508 289 2309
      Fax: +1 508 457 2193
      kbuesseler@whoi.edu

    • We Not They Finally

      stock: "We found 2 Bq/m3 CS-134 and about 8 Bq/M3 other non natural radio-nuclides like CS-137…"

      Compare the proportionality to what you cited yourself in a ground well near Palisades NPP of "481,000 bq/m3." In a sane world, people would be running for their lives. But to where? Still say that those who can flee to the southern hemisphere (for relative safety") should. But of course most cannot.

  • from a distance from a distance

    Dumping nuclear waste into the ocean —>

    “…Millions of barrels have been cheaply disposed of into the open ocean.”

    “The British and Americans dumped their nuclear waste in 200 liter barrels at 50 different locations.”

    50,000 barrels were dumped off the coast of San Francisco.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEzTKO03do
    Quietly Into Disaster – full movie

  • I hate to break this to y'all Georgia peoples, but if you let Vogtle go critical, they are going to strip 20 to 30B extra dollars from your state.

    If you stop them now, you are going to lose 1B that they already took from you, poised as "creative financing" to "save you money" on financing costs (by taking your money).

    Either way nuclear sucks, choose the least worst way, and shut that site down NOW!

    ————————————————
    Please also leave a message at this non moderated newsite. Its in Atlanta, where they can act locally.

    http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/08/01/vogtle-nuclear-expansion-total-cost-is-65-billion-dollars-former-commissioner-says/#comment-6264

  • Sheesh, I thought Boston knew how to protest. Shut this down!

    One of the worst plants.

    They came darn close to a massive radiation release during a snowstorm….seriously, they used every line of defense they had to cool things down and prevent a release….they were on their last piece of equipment, a heat exchanger on the TORUS, not on the reactor vessel…they were already dumping to the torus. A hail mary, since they don't test their systems properly, but this one worked.

    Boston would have been pelted with radiation. This is the real deal folks. Time to shut this old reactor down. We are playing Russian roulette with greedy corporations running the heck out of clunker plants supervised by a captured NRC that recently went on record stating "radiation is good for you".

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/02/pilgrim-nuclear-in-boston-came-very.html

    • We Not They Finally

      Here in the Boston area, there was only one "snowstorm" last winter — the Frankstorm! Marked by a HURRICANE EYE off the East Coast coming up from the South. Even the meteorologist on t.v. (who was announcing the millibars, as in a "real" hurricane,) thought it was a freak show (HAARP.)

      Was alarmed to learn recently that in recent weeks, there was a high in Boston of 394 CPM for gamma alone. That is totally ghastly. Now I wonder if not just Fukushima, but also Pilgrim?

  • The Price Anderson Act is the socialized insurance that protects the nuke industry. The idea is that you can't sue them for a large accident, which could destroy the whole industry.

    But you can still sue them under some State nuisance law claims and this recent ruling affirms that. Yeah!

    So for that "nuisance" cancer your family is dealing with, sue them good!

    http://www.morganlewis.com/pubs/tenth-circuit-finds-price-anderson-act-does-not-preempt-nuisance-claims?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=View-Original

  • In the commodities meltdown, Australia is now whoring themselves out to take other peoples nuke waste.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-02/nuclear-waste-dump-best-economic-option-business-sa-says/6666212

  • Why not to trust the nuke industry

    Obama gets on TV and assures the public that no harmful radiation
    would come to USA, that all we had to do was "keep watching", then he
    gets on a previously unscheduled plane to go to South America with his
    family and chosen few.

    Reactor 3 blows sky high, OBVIOUSLY a
    Prompt Critical as later verified by EPA test data showing massive
    amounts of isotopes in the air. Then, "they" decide to censor any more
    video out of Fukushima, as Reactor 4 sustains damage almost as bad as 3.

    "Speedi"
    plume modelling shows obvious hot zones and Japan Government directs
    "evacuees" to and through the hottest zones, worse even than if they
    had stayed put. they do not release ANY Speedi results to Japanese
    local officials, people, or the US Military.

    In America, all they
    had to do to reduce the absorbed dose by 50% was to say "stay out of the
    rain" for a month or two. They failed even this most basic
    precaution.

    In Hawaii, all the flies disappear just like TMI, and
    the sky is angry, charged. Almost daily lightning storms when Hawaii
    normally gets one or two lightning rounds per year. Strontium is
    detected in cow milk and becomes big news, then not another peep out of
    the Department of Health.

    Now the nukists say "trust us" this
    next type of reactor will be safe and clean, which has never has a
    proven working model, as they coerce and lobby legislators to force
    people to pay more for nuclear energy than for solar…

  • Even
    Einstein know it was a disgrace to hand this power over the atoms to
    greedy humans. And Oppenheimer went on video saying "we all felt like
    we have destroyed the Earth"…….

    lies and lies

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    "Cash for clunkers" program? Just like SCE pulled off in Diego

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    MindF****D enough , like (for example) growing up in a brainwashing machine controlled by lucifer worshippers , everything can become too "rocketscience" to comprehend or counteract with logic..

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes.

    Mary Peters, a microbiologist who works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [said] “It’s crazy.”"

    Thank you U.S. Fish and Wildlife. You help is invaluable. Your analysis puts all the dead things in Perspective. I was afraid that every living thing in the Pacific Ocean was dying from Radiation Exposure. (Sigh of relief.)

    GMI.

    No attempts to save any of the Pacific Ocean Life will be made. That would require stopping the radiation from Fukushima from Contaminating the Pacific Ocean.

    How's that Decommissioning going TEPCO?

    Say, did you ever find those Reactor Cores?

    "But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only."

    ~ Bob Dylan "Its Alright Ma (I'm only bleeding.)

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/itsalrightmaimonlybleeding.html

    Peace

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Realize also that all of the shipping lanes are on the high seas and no laws or enforcement of any are possible. Freighters and all sorts of ships dump at will any waste they want. Fuel oil, chemicals, anything that suits them. These are criminal acts perpetrated on the high seas and no one is held to account. I saw one video of pirates setting people adrift in the water just cause they wanted target practice, and then celebrating by taking a selfie.

    Reminds me of those depraved individuals carving sea lions. Enough already, shit.

    Buddhist say our reality is the definition hell as there is no chance for peace.

    Namaste

  • Jebus Jebus

    I keep reading the shilly reports of Puget Sound as healthy as a horse…

    Marine life is annihilated, The Blob of Puget Sound

    “I wasn’t expecting the conditions to be this extreme,” exhaled University of Washington climate scientist Nick Bond. “I thought it would be dry and warm, but I wasn’t expecting this.”

    FEDERAL GOV’T CONCERNED FOR PUGET SOUND

    Indeed, scientists from county, state, and even federal agencies announced their concern on Thursday about the ecological consequences of these developments in the Puget Sound, which are now expected to carry on in the foreground as El Niño awakes in the ecological background. The scientists referred to are trying to comprehend the ultimate impact of massive volumes of warming water after the already concerning closures of shellfish, an increase in the population of toxic algae and reports of greater numbers of dead fish.

    IT (ALWAYS) GETS WORSE

    If that’s not enough, the marine life present has also taken a heavy slug to the face. A shellfish harvest was shut down early this past April, just two months before the normal time for biotoxin closure, mentioned Jerry Borchert of the Washington State Department of Health’s shellfish-safety program. Several parts of Hood Canal (a first!) were forced to shut down in light of greater toxin concentrations, believed to be caused by the rising water temperatures, said Borchert.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Heads up people. This is not getting any better…

    UPDATED Import Alert

    Import Alert 99-33

    February 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the addition of the Iwate, Miyagi and Gunma Prefectures and the removal of the Ibaraki prefecture for milk, filled milk, and milk-based infant formula. Also the addition of eel from the Chiba prefecture; the correction of milk to raw milk, Braddblotched rockfish to Brass Blotched Rockfish, the removal of Cultivated wasabi, starspotted smooth-hound, Flathead Flounder, Gurnard, Halfbeak, Littlemounth Flounder, and Northern Sea Urchin, and the addition of Turnips and Scorpion Fish from the Fukushima prefecture; the removal of Tea leaves, Nibe Croaker, Olive Flounder and Pacific Cod from the Ibaraki prefecture; the removal of buckwheat from the Iwate Prefecture; the removal of buckwheat, Olive Flounder, and Panther Puff and the addition of Wild Araila Sprouts from the Miyagi Prefecture; and the addition of Koshiabura from the Nagano prefecture.

    • Jebus Jebus

      …February and March 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Pacific Cod from Fukushim and Dace from Iwate from distribution into the market.

      March 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Silver Crucian Carp from the Ibaraki Prefecture from distribution into the market.

      April 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Ridged-eye Flounder and Nibe Croaker from the Fukushima Prefecture from distribution into the market.

      ***July 2015, the Government of Japan lifted ordered the removal of restricted Whitespotted Char from the Tochigi Prefecture from distribution into the market.***

      Product Description:
      All specified products from the affected noted prefectures in Japan (see �Charge� section for listing).

      02A[][]05 Rice, Cultivated, Whole Grain
      09[][][][] Milk/Butter/Dried Milk Products
      14[][][][] Filled Milk/Imitation Milk Products
      16A [][][] Fish, N.E.C.
      16E[][]02 Venus Clams
      16M[][]11 Sea Urchin/ Uni
      17[][][][] Meat, Meat Products, and Poultry
      (beef, boar, bear, deer, duck, hare and pheasant products only)
      20H[][]01, 20J[][]01, 20K[][]01, 20L[][]M, 20M[][]01Yuzu Fruit
      21R[][]11, 21S[][]11, 21T[][]11, 21U[][]11, 21V[][]11, 21X[][]11 Kiwi Fruit
      24[][][][] Vegetables/Vegetable Prod
      25[][][][] Vegetables/Vegetable Prod
      40C[][]99 Formula Products (Milk) Baby
      40C[][]01 Milk based formula

      PROBLEM: Radionuclide Contamination

      http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_621

  • Jebus Jebus

    I think it's both hilarious and concerning, that Abe has a magic fence around the Fukushima Prefecture…

    Nothing swims, flies, or walks, in or out…

  • from a distance from a distance

    "Fukushima Daichi One Worker Dead, Radiation Spike on August 1"
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14942

  • from a distance from a distance

    This is really interesting, with maps showing which energies power each state:

    "Mapping how the United States generates its electricity"

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/power-plants/

    Credit to "Scoop It" which you should "Favorite" and look at daily:

    http://www.scoop.it/t/fukushima-by-ton-kraanen

  • Look at this…."ordered the removal" but I believe what they mean is "take it off the list of too hot to sell"

    February and March 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Pacific Cod from Fukushim and Dace from Iwate from distribution into the market.

    March 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Silver Crucian Carp from the Ibaraki Prefecture from distribution into the market.

    April 2015, the Government of Japan ordered the removal of restricted Ridged-eye Flounder and Nibe Croaker from the Fukushima Prefecture from distribution into the market.

    ***July 2015, the Government of Japan lifted ordered the removal of restricted Whitespotted Char from the Tochigi Prefecture from distribution into the market.***

    FDA recognizes that the government of Japan is taking steps to address this issue and FDA will continue to provide support to their efforts.
    efforts.
    ————————
    What the eff does that last statement mean?

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_621.html

  • Jebus Jebus

    Hopes Dim for Reversing Ocean Warming: Study – Aug 3, 2015

    Technology to drain heat-trapping CO2 from the atmosphere may slow global warming, but will not reverse climate damage to the ocean on any meaningful timescale, according to research published Monday.

    What Do Our Oceans Reveal About Global Warming?

    A new NASA study has revealed that the ocean abyss has not warmed in the past few years. What does this mean for global warming?
    DCI

    At the same time, a second study reported, even the most aggressive timetable for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions will need a big boost from largely untested carbon removal schemes to cap warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

    Above that threshold, say scientists, the risk of climate calamity rises sharply. Earth is currently on a 4 Celsius (7.2 Fahrenheit) trajectory.

    Planetary-scale technical fixes — sometimes called geo-engineering — have often been invoked as a fallback solution in the fight against climate change.

    http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/hopes-dim-for-reversing-ocean-warming-study-150803.htm

    Billions and billions of dead sea creatures, can't be wrong…

    If ya think about it… 😐

    • Jebus Jebus

      "What Do Our Oceans Reveal About Global Warming?

      A new NASA study has revealed that the ocean abyss has not warmed in the past few years. What does this mean for global warming?
      DCI"

      WITFS is wrong with these counterdicting scientists?

      Do they not have email?

      WTF is the "Warm Blob" then?

      And if you look at the page for that bit of text that was highlighted, copied, and pasted above, it snuck in from a sidebar…

      … The study exposes “an elephant in the room,” Riley said. ”The target to keep warming within the 2 C rise is looking increasingly unattainable.”

      Great, another one…

      Note to self. Watch out for more elephants feet… 😐

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      "…Planetary-scale technical fixes — sometimes called geo-engineering — have often been invoked as a fallback solution in the fight against climate change…"

      I wonder where agressive reforestation is on that list..of planetary-scaled technical fixes..if at all..

  • from a distance from a distance

    From Bloomberg news:

    "New Nuclear Power Seen as Big Winner in Obama’s Energy Plan"

    "The Obama administration is giving the struggling U.S. nuclear industry a glimmer of hope with changes to its carbon emission rules that mean new reactors will count more toward meeting federal benchmarks.

    States will be able to take more credit for future carbon-free electricity to be generated by nuclear power plants still under construction when meeting their emission reduction targets, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a call on Sunday."

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-03/new-nuclear-power-seen-as-big-winner-in-obama-s-power-plan

    >>>>>NUCLEAR ENERGY IS NOT CARBON-FREE

  • jackassrig

    TEPCO Desperadoes of Disconnect.

    "You have to be smarter than the machine you are trying to operate."

  • rogerthat

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/jul/29/decontaminating-fukushima-japan-in-pictures

    Decontaminating Fukushima – in pictures

    Radioactive contamination in the forests and land of Iitate district in Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such high levels following the 2011 disaster that it will be impossible for people to safely return, say Greenpeace Japan

    Wednesday 29 July 2015 20.08 AEST

    • shhhhhsh.. keep that secret. No one is supposed to know.

      The government says it can sweep and mop and dust the place and it will be back to normal.

      Then everyone will be happy and move back home.

      (sarc)

      Dream on; deluded, misguided, lying or denying.

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/08/4-fuel-assemblies-found-deformed-after-removing-the-debris-in-sfp-of-reactor-3/

    4 fuel assemblies found deformed after removing the debris in SFP of Reactor 3

    by Mochizuki , August 4, 2015
    Following up this article.. Tepco released the video and photos to remove debris from SFP 3 [URL]

    On 8/4/2015, Tepco announced they found 4 fuel assemblies deformed in SFP 3 (Spent Fuel Pool Reactor 3).

    These assemblies were under the removed 20 t of the debris. Tepco investigated it by underwater camera.

    The deformed parts are called handle on the top of the assembly. It will be more difficult to remove the fuel assemblies.

    It has not been announced how Tepco is going to remove the stored fuel assemblies from SFP 3 yet.

    In those released photos, the pool looks blue for some reason.

    • oh yea, and who believes that only 4 fuel assemblies are 'deformed' and nothing else happened in that spent fuel pool?

      That means all of the fuel is perfectly ok and normal..

      (sarc)

    • bo bo

      It's SFX – studio at Daini ( as AnneBeck had hypothesized recently as well as many others in Japan.)

      It's an old man pretending to have a toothache just to make it look like he still has real teeth.

  • Occupant Occupant

    re Palisades Nuke Plant gushing into Lake Michigan; and I thought fracking would be responsible for the contamination of the fresh waters of the Great Lakes. None of the states have fracking bans, it just is a matter of time and all of the fresh water will be contaminated.

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