11 Articles On The Global Threat Of Fukushima

Fukushima

The evidence is clear: Fukushima radiation is still tearing up West Coast of USA

Ethan A. Huff
Natural News
October 28, 2013

As cleanup crews gear themselves up to begin the treacherous task of removing 400 tons of spent fuel from the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor No. 4 in the coming weeks, reports continue to flood in showing that radiation from the stricken plant is still causing major environmental damage all over the world.

Particularly on the West Coast of the U.S., a multitude of strange animal deaths, high radiation readings and other recent anomalies suggest that the Fukushima disaster is far from over. It is simply ludicrous, in other words, for anyone to suggest at this point that these Fukushima woes are dwindling, as fresh evidence suggests that quite the opposite is true.

A recent report by Michael Snyder over at TheTruthWins.com highlights 28 signs that the U.S. West Coast is still being torn up by nuclear radiation from Fukushima. Many of these signs include strange illnesses and mass deaths among sea creatures and other animals, as well as high radiation readings from dozens of monitoring stations.

“Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean,” writes Snyder about this one major sign. “That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.”

Radioactive debris mass the size of California still impacting West Coast

Another obvious sign is the recent mass migration of radioactive debris the size of California across the Pacific Ocean. BBC News in the U.K. reported last year that literally millions of tons of radioactive debris had begun traveling across the Pacific Ocean, and that some of it had already impacted Hawaii and even the West Coast.

There has also been a series of strange animal deaths recently, including masses of sea lions, sockeye salmon and other sea creatures washing up on the shore. Many of the polar bears, seals and walruses observed along the Alaska coastline have also been found to have major fur loss and open sores, both of which are indicative of radiation poisoning.

Then we have the scientific reports that claim radioactive water will continue to impact the U.S. West Coast for many years to come, potentially doubling in strength over the next five or six years. Plankton, bluefin tuna and other sea life collected between Hawaii and California are already testing high for radiation, and these levels are expected to continue increasing.

“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” stated Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz recently to Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

Initial Fukushima radiation release more than 100 times larger than Chernobyl, confirms study

There will most certainly be a major uptick in cancer rates due to the Fukushima incident, as the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute estimates that some 60 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and strontium are being dumped into the Pacific Ocean every single day. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) also admits that as much as 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have been released into the Pacific since the disaster began.

Those who still say that the Chernobyl disaster was worse than Fukushima may also want to consider that a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study conducted in October 2011 concluded that Fukushima had already released up to 100 times more radiation into the environment than Chernobyl at that time. Today, this amount is likely astronomically higher, especially when you take into account all the airborne radioactive plumes that have been detected billowing across the ocean and over U.S. soil.

 

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Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

Michael Snyder
Activist PostWhy is there so much death and disease among sea life living near the west coast of North America right now? Could the hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water that are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day have anything to do with it?When I wrote my last article about Fukushima, I got a lot of heat for being “alarmist” and for supposedly “scaring” people unnecessarily.  I didn’t think that an article about Fukushima would touch such a nerve, but apparently there are some people out there that really do not want anyone writing about this stuff.

Right now, massive numbers of fish and sea creatures are dying in the Pacific Ocean. In addition, independent tests have shown that significant levels of cesium-137 are in a very high percentage of the fish that are being caught in the Pacific and sold in North America. Could this have anything to do with the fact that the largest nuclear disaster in the history of mankind has been constantly releasing enormous amounts of radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean for more than two years?  I don’t know about you, but to me this seems to be a question that is worth asking.

Since I wrote my last article, major news outlets have reported that large numbers of sea stars living off of the west coast of North America appear to be “melting“…

Divers were out in Puget Sound waters Saturday to see if they can help solve a mystery. Scientists are trying to figure out what’s causing one species of starfish to die in parts of Puget Sound and the waters off of Canada.

Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen and Joel Hollander suited up in scuba gear in their search for answers.  “We’re going to look for both healthy and potentially diseased sea stars,” Christiansen explained. “We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom.”

The same thing is happening in the waters near Canada and nobody’s sure why.

If scientists don’t know why this is happening, perhaps there is an unusual explanation for this phenomenon.

Could it be Fukushima?

The following is what one invertebrate expert quoted by National Geographic says is happening to the starfish…

[The starfish] seem to waste away, ‘deflate’ a little, and then just … disintegrate. The arms just detach, and the central disc falls apart. It seems to happen rapidly, and not just dead animals undergoing decomposition, as I observed single arms clinging to the rock faces, tube feet still moving, with the skin split, gills flapping in the current. I’ve seen single animals in the past looking like this, and the first dive this morning I thought it might be crabbers chopping them up and tossing them off the rocks. Then we did our second dive in an area closed to fishing, and in absolutely amazing numbers. The bottom from about 20 to 50 feet [6 to 15 meters] was absolutely littered with arms, oral discs, tube feet, gonads and gills … it was kind of creepy.

That certainly does not sound normal to me.

Shouldn’t we be trying to figure out why this is happening?

Something is also causing a huge spike in the death rate for killer whales living off of the coast of British Columbia

A Vancouver Aquarium researcher is sounding the alarm over “puzzling” changes he’s observed in the killer whale pods that live off the southern British Columbia coast.

Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard says he fears changes in the ocean environment are prompting odd behaviour and an unusually high mortality rate.

Barrett-Lennard says the southern resident orca pod, which is found in the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland, has lost seven matriarchs over the past two years, and he’s noticed a lack of vocalizations from the normally chatty mammals.

Once again, scientists do not know why this is happening.

Could it be Fukushima?

I am just asking the question.

Clearly something unusual is happening to the Pacific. The following is what one Australian discovered as he journeyed across the Pacific Ocean recently…

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”

What would cause the Pacific Ocean to be “dead”?

Could it be Fukushima?

When you consider the evidence presented above along with all of the other things that we have learned in recent months, it becomes more than just a little bit alarming.

The following are some more examples of sea life dying off in the Pacific from my recent article entitled “28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima“…

Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores

Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.

The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.

There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.  It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if Fukushima could be causing all of this?

And the total amount of nuclear material in the Pacific Ocean is constantly increasing.  According to the New York Times, the latest releases from Fukushima contain “much more contaminated water than before”, and the flow of contaminated water will not stop until 2015 at the earliest…

The latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into the Pacific. And that flow may not slow until at least 2015, when an ice wall around the damaged reactors is supposed to be completed.

And that same article explained that cesium-137 is entering the Pacific at a rate that is “about three times as high” as last year…

The magnitude of the recent spike in radiation, and the amounts of groundwater involved, have led Michio Aoyama, an oceanographer at a government research institute who is considered an authority on radiation in the sea, to conclude that radioactive cesium 137 may now be leaking into the Pacific at a rate of about 30 billion becquerels per year, or about three times as high as last year. He estimates that strontium 90 may be entering the Pacific at a similar rate.

Right now, approximately 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every 24 hours.

But apparently we are not supposed to ask any questions about this and we are just supposed to blindly accept that this is not having any significant impact on our environment even though sea life in the Pacific appears to be dying in unprecedented numbers.

I don’t know about you, but I really think that the people of the world deserve to know the truth about what is happening out there.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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 Why We Can’t Trust Anything TEPCO Says About Fukushima
Melissa Melton
Activist Post

One hundred out of 100 Pacific herring caught in Canada bleeding from their eyes, gills, fins and tails. Alaskan polar bears with oozing sores losing their fur. “Mysterious” outbreaks and mass die-offs. Dead seals and meltingstarfish in the Pacific. Studies coming back confirming that 100% of bluefin tuna off California’s coast contaminated with cesium-134 (half-life: two years) and cesium-137 (half-life: 30 years).

This isn’t your typical, average, everyday radioactive contamination, however. This radiation has been researched and traced back across the ocean to Fukushima and the crippled Daiichi nuclear power plant still crumbling there, spewing out 400 tons of irradiated groundwater a day, every day, since March 2011 when it was hit with a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Even as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases maps like the one above, clearly showing the path of radioactive water as it proliferates throughout the largest ocean on the planet — assimilating and ultimately affecting every single piece and natural process of the biosphere — the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has their own theory on why we shouldn’t worry about Fukushima radiation.

According to recent reports, TEPCO is claiming that the radiation simply doesn’t spread very far into the ocean (even though its continually being dumped in there every single second of every minute of every day):

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s claim that radioactive water leaking into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant is confined to the coast doesn’t make scientific sense, according to a U.S. researcher who surveyed waters off the site last month

Japan’s government has supported the utility’s statement that the irradiated groundwater flowing into the Pacific Ocean at a rate of some 400 tons a day remains in an area of 0.3 square kilometers (0.12 square miles) within the bay fronting the atomic station. [emphasis added]

And the Japanese government supports that conclusion!

So let’s understand this. A month after the earthquake hit Fukushima, milk sampled in Hawaii by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been tested and found to contain radiation at levels 2,033% higher than the federal allowable limits for drinking water, but President Obama claimed the government did not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the U.S.

The mainstream media continues to report on new leaks as if they’re happening in a vacuum with no bioaccumulative effect in regard to all the other leaks already reported. Fresh stories are coming out all the time of sick animals and dead sea life in and around the Pacific Ocean, showing signs of what could be radiation poisoning.

Just weeks ago, it came out that storage tanks are leaking (again), and ditch water radiation readings around the plant are some 6,700 times higher at 200,000 becquerels per liter than the 30 becquerel legal limit.

A few days ago, a Fukushima worker blew the whistlethat the vast array of subcontractors handling the cleanup for TECPO are not really being managed. Safety precautions and monitoring for the mostly unskilled workers there are close to nil. Wages are being skimmed off the top. Data is being fudged. Real confidence builders for the rest of the world. There are even allegations that the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia, are running most of it.

But not to worry, TEPCO says the radiation that its failed nuclear plant is continuously dumping into the ocean and contaminating the world at large with every single day is just staying right there in front of it.

(The company failed to clarify whether or not this containment was by fairy magic or flying unicorn power.)

It is okay, though, because even if the U.S. government has released maps of the radiation spreading throughout the entire Pacific that are being confirmed with scientific animal testing off the California coast, the EPA has simply raised the safe water and soil radiation exposure level limits. Our president approved the raise last spring. The United Nations has also released a report assuring us all that radiation from Fukushima “is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public” (even as reports are being simultaneously released that significantly high numbers of Fukushima children are coming down with abnormal growths and being diagnosed with cancer).

Bear in mind, the plant sits on the site of a diverted river, on the coast of an island in the Ring of Fire, so called because of the high number of earthquakes and volcanoes that occur there. Sounds like a brilliant place to build a nuclear power plant, no?

A recent 7+ magnitude earthquake recently hit off the coast of Japan near Fukushima following a busy typhoon season, but TEPCO claims everything is just a-okay. The earthquake had no effect…no new damage, no spike in readings. The company released pictures of mudslides on the Daiichi Power Plant property (though no pictures of the plant itself).

To think that just the amount of radioactive cesium-137 being dumped into our environment alone has been estimated at the equivalent of 168 Hiroshima bombs (not to mention the how many bombs all that tritium, strontium, iodine and plutonium are worth) — to believe that something of this magnitude can happen and it will hold relatively negligible consequences on the biosphere, well…

Just because a lie is repeated over and over doesn’t make it true. Neither does closing one’s eyes and ignoring reality.

Earlier this year, yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen sailed from Melbourne, Australia to Osaka, Japan, then on to San Francisco. He recounted his eerily quiet trip in the Newcastle Herald. As someone who had traveled the same route a decade earlier, Macfadyen’s came back with his assessment —“The ocean is broken”:

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

But it wasn’t just a lack of life that haunted Macfadyen’s journey. It was the omnipresent tsunami debris still swirling around the ocean with nowhere else to go like a giant bowl of garbage soup.

Ivan’s brother, Glenn, who boarded at Hawaii for the run into the United States, marvelled at the “thousands on thousands” of yellow plastic buoys. The huge tangles of synthetic rope, fishing lines and nets. Pieces of polystyrene foam by the million. And slicks of oil and petrol, everywhere.

Countless hundreds of wooden power poles are out there, snapped off by the killer wave and still trailing their wires in the middle of the sea.

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“Below decks you were constantly hearing things hitting against the hull, and you were constantly afraid of hitting something really big. As it was, the hull was scratched and dented all over the place from bits and pieces we never saw.”

Plastic was ubiquitous. Bottles, bags and every kind of throwaway domestic item you can imagine, from broken chairs to dustpans, toys and utensils.

But it gets even worse.

And something else. The boat’s vivid yellow paint job, never faded by sun or sea in years gone past, reacted with something in the water off Japan, losing its sheen in a strange and unprecedented way.

Macfadyen could come to only one conclusion.

BACK in Newcastle, Ivan Macfadyen is still coming to terms with the shock and horror of the voyage.

“The ocean is broken,” he said, shaking his head in stunned disbelief.

There’s really only one question left. Even if the people in charge had a reasonable grasp of the enormity of the situation at Fukushima, what would possibly motivate them to give the rest of us an honest assessment of what we’re actually up against here?

Melissa Melton is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this first appeared. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

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Japan’s Theater Of The Nuclear Absurd
 Spider and I sat watching the sky on a world without sound. – Eno (1)
Japan is a sinking ship

Richard Wilcox, Ph.D.
Activist Post

I live in a world conquered by evil.

It’s bad enough that the Fukushima nuclear power plant no. 1 (FNPP#1) is leaking upwards of 160 billion becquerels of radiation into the ocean every day, including cesium, strontium and who knows what else on a list of dangerous isotopes (2). However, Japan’s prime minister continues to contradict himself, speaking with a forked tongue out of both sides of his mouth-with-foot-inserted.

Prime Minister Shinzo (“Mr. Nuclear”) Abe’s well known exaggeration that “all is well” at Fukushima and therefore Japan can be trusted to host the Olympics in 2020, is an absurd pronouncement that has been publicly debunked by many news sources and scientists, including no less than Tepco’s (Tokyo Electric Power Company) top technology executive who believes that things at Fukushima are not under control (3). Abe’s claim that radiation leaking into the ocean is neatly contained within the nearby vicinity of the plant is not supported by scientific evidence.

At the time, Abe the Master Magician pronounced to the gullible dupes at the IOC (International Olympic Committee) that:

There have been some expressions of concern over the leak of polluted water at Fukushima, but the government will take a lead in achieving a complete resolution of this problem…. I will explain carefully that we are doing our utmost with a firm resolve and that in 2020, seven years from now, there will be absolutely no problem (4)

No scientific evidence necessary given that rational thought is now a distant memory from the past in our post modern world and Theater of Absurd Lies. More recently it was noted that:

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said…the impact from accumulating radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been ‘under control.’ The government will ‘continue efforts to address the problem with multiple preventive measures,’ using the world’s wisdom, Abe told a plenary session of the House of Representatives. ‘The situation has been under control as a whole’  (5).

Reading from a completely different script at a scientific conference in Kyoto (that was mainly promoting the global warming agenda), Abe put forth these gems of wisdom, hope and humility to the world:

We have learned, in the most painful way, the importance of STS, or science and technology in society, by which I mean Fukushima and its aftermath. We’re wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem. My country needs your knowledge (6).

The statement is blatantly false as the Japanese government and Tepco knew full well that a tsunami could hit Fukushima but did nothing to improve the size of the seawall because they did not want to spend the money. The Kyoto meeting produced no concrete solutions being offered from the world’s so-called leading scientists, who more often than not are in the employ of transnational corporate interests and weapons makers (7; 8). It seems like science these days is too often devoted to evil New World Order (Novus ordo seclorum) depopulation and environmental destruction agendas and not the common good.

Olympic Sized Radioactive Fuel Pool Of Problems

Abe’s promise to invite international expertise in nuclear crisis management at Fukushima may seem encouraging but as peace advocate and Japan expert Robert Jacobs points out, the Olympics gambit may turn out very badly given that Fukushima could still be leaking radiation in 2020 (9). While hosting the Olympics has been a longtime pet project of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politicians such as Shintaro Ishihara (retired), one can assume by his actions that Abe dishonestly campaigned for it in order to pay off his political backers in the construction and real estate development sectors who will profit from building the Olympic infrastructure. Giving Japan the Olympics may have also been a PR stunt by the global nuclear industry to put a happy face on the Fukushima nuclear disaster (10).

Nuclear power expert Arnie Gundersen doesn’t think Abe’s plea for help is sincere. This coincides with earlier testimony exposing how foreign firms tried to contribute to decontamination and technical expertize efforts in Japan but were coldly rebuffed by arrogant Japanese bureaucrats (11).

The Japanese government hasn’t asked for help. And I don’t know whether that’s pride, or fear that they might find out how bad things really are. Just last week PM Abe asked for help, but I’ve been contacted by 3 American firms that have gone over and begged to give them their technology and they’ve been rebuffed by the Japanese. I really frankly don’t believe the Japanese want to have an adequate solution here, because they can’t afford it (12).

Unlike Abe’s predecessor, Naoto Kan who handled the 3/11 disaster with relative success — it could have been much worse had he not been in charge as Tepco wanted to abandon the plant during the accident and Kan forced them not to — had an academic background in the hard sciences. Abe’s understanding of science hovers around the zero mark which renders his flaccid rhetoric meaningless.

In fact, his words are blatant lies that contradict the dangerous, ongoing and unpredictable reality at FNPP#1. For example, if another major quake was to strike before the fuel rods were removed from the unit 4 fuel pool it could collapse and unleash a massive radiological fire. Tsk tsk, don’t bother us with details. Nuclear Japan has never prioritized nuclear safety over corporate profits and governmental power and continues to practice a scientific hubris that could create a nuclear disaster for countries that buy their technology (13). According to my colleague, Tony Boys, who often translates the bi-monthly newsletter for the Citizens Nuclear Information Center (Tokyo), neither Japan’s scientists nor the utility companies wanted to adopt nuclear power back in the 1960s but were arm-twisted into doing it by the government (and Japan is a semi-colony of the United States).

Having Your Fugu-shima Sushi And Eating It Too

Recently Abe carried out a PR stunt to promote Fukushima fishery products as “good and safe” for consumption (14). In Japan it is very common to claim that “harmful rumors” of contaminated food products are being spread to discredit Fukushima farmers and fishermen.

While it is possible that inaccurate or even dishonest measurements of radiation may be reported by members of the public, the opposite is usually the case, and accurate measurements is the last thing Tepco and the government have in mind given their clumsy use of subterfuge for skewing radiation levels to appear lower than they really are (15). Following the nuclear disaster in 2011 the elementary school near our home in Tokyo measured the school grounds by holding the dosimeter at a distance in the air over the ground. When independent measurements on the ground itself were taken, the readings were higher than what the school reported.

Researcher Adam Broinowski who is with the Australian National University offers a devastating critique of nuclear politics in Japan and confirms that:

[w]hile sophisticated detection of radioactive matter is obviously essential (across the gamma-beta-alpha range in water, soil, air, organic and inorganic matter), the over-emphasis on a national ‘can-do’ positivity and on an economic solution by the Abe government distracts from realistic assessments and appropriate responses to the complex problems at Fukushima. Decontamination for example, can cause serious damage to the lived environment, and there is little guarantee that mobile radioactive particles will not re-contaminate cleaned areas (17).

The Simply Info website points out that Japan’s method for selecting areas where radiation is relatively low in the ocean while strongly implying that all fish are “safe” for consumption relies on a fundamentally flawed methodology which I call the “skew and spew school of science” (SSSS):

Japanese media [recently have] declared how fishing that resumed south of Fukushima Daiichi has been largely a ‘success.’ Fishing done near Iwaki City to the south was declared all safe and sent to market…. [N]ews stories make it sound like fish off the coast of Fukushima are now not contaminated. This is absolutely not the case. What appears to be happening instead is a carefully planned effort to only bring in species known to not absorb considerable levels of contamination and only from certain areas known to not contain high levels of radioactive contamination. A number of prefectures have banned fishing of species known to contain higher levels of contamination…. While removing these species from any potential consumption is a good idea…presenting the select few species being fished as representative of the safety or lack of contamination of seafood from the region is completely dishonest. Fish that are bottom feeders or reside near the coast are still showing with considerable levels of contamination that have not dropped significantly over time (16).

Returning to Broinowski’s research, he points out that such crass PR stunts on the part of LDP/Nuclear Cartel are part of an elaborate public brainwashing campaign:

As techniques of persuasion and confusion continue to be insinuated into public consciousness (‘Look forward with optimism!’; ‘Ganbare Nippon!’; ‘Kizuna!’), the popular nationalist drive to restore Japan to its glory days of the Meiji era, or to the Kishi administrative initiatives of the late 1950s, has made claims by affected citizens for compensated evacuation and health care more difficult. Redoubling its effort to stamp out ‘baseless rumours’ (fūhyō), the Abe government has pressed evacuees to return to their former residences. Despite a municipal government campaign to encourage residents to prioritise family, community and the land (the kizuna project), along with staged apologies, promotional drives for Fukushima produce, distribution of free dosimetry meters to potential returnees, decontamination and construction programs, and even miracle cures for cancer, the public are also being told to make their own decisions regarding the risks of radiation exposure.

Don’t Bother Us With Details

I can personally attest that this campaign has had great success. The number of people I encounter in Tokyo who adopt a mildly hostile distaste for discussing or acknowledging nuclear dangers are in the majority.

In our local organic food store which is generally of high quality and reliability, and imports many foods that come from outside the most radioactive zones of the northeast and Tokyo regions, I met an older fellow who wanted to have a friendly discussion. I asked him if he worried about radioactive substances on his food and he suddenly became testy, quickly dismissing the notion and emphasized to me that it is the food additives that we should worry about, things like pesticides and preservatives! While I agree that those are problems, the fact that people can so neatly compartmentalize food contaminates only according to the officially acceptable narrative is amazing.

The other day I asked a group of college science students if they worry about radiation in their food or water and three out of four reported that they do not. I understand that for many it is too depressing to worry about. When I was a young man I was rebellious and arrogant and often did not heed the warnings of my elders. Eating all of those cookies with hydrogenated oils has now given me high blood pressure, if only I had listened!

On the other hand, part of the reason for this attitude of denial is that the “don’t worry, be happy” narrative is easy to adopt. If you get cancer or die prematurely you can cross that bridge when you come to it. The government spokesman at the time of the nuclear meltdowns, Yukio Edano, infamously told the Japanese public that you are in “no immediate danger” from radiation. Perhaps not, but your life span may very well have been shortened.

A courageous student of mine at Tsuda College (Tsuda College is a women’s university that often promotes an ethic of social justice and social involvement among students) volunteers for a citizens’ group that assists refugees in Fukushima. She told me there are still 48,000 refugees living in temporary housing due to the nuclear accident. Life there is hard, children can’t live normal lives and old folks live in lonely, cold despair. These people are nothing but disposable human garbage (DHG) from the point of view of the limited-liability corporate model and the nuclear industry. When I asked her what the government’s plan for these people was she did not have an answer other than indefinite detention until they move back into the “decontaminated” radioactive evacuation zone. The government does not want to spend the money to help these poor souls, nor do they want to admit how they have brutally failed them.

News Flash: To Hell With The Planet, Nuke Industry Too Big To Fail!

Broinowski offers a troubling summary of Japan’s Theater of Nuclear Absurdity:

Even as it has failed and failed again…TEPCO has been bailed out by the Government so that it can continue to operate as a business. Regarded as ‘too big to fail’, the corporation has been granted immunity from either raw capitalist logic or due democratic process, while being encouraged to manage a portfolio that promises to provide returns in the broader effort to maintain the buoyancy of the nuclear industry. In this sense, the reality of molten radioactive metal sitting beneath the ruined plant is abstracted into a financial liability that is ‘contained’ to prevent any loss of confidence on the part of prospective investors…. [M]any people in Japan seem to be well aware of the falsity of Abe’s contention that the Fukushima NPP is under control. The abstraction of material conditions to justify the protection of and maintain the confidence in sovereign assets and illusory growth, is incurring real and mounting costs in human and non-human life. If unchecked, this system will continue to do so into the future until exhaustion and potential collapse. Either way, the situation is likely to get worse before significant change is achieved, which depends on the ability of people in Japan and the international community to grasp the urgency of the crisis and to demand an end to delay in preventing further contamination of the ocean and regenerating one of the most vital structures supporting life on the planet.

Fukushima was not a disaster waiting to happen: it was a foregone conclusion. For several years previous to 2011 I preached the dangers of nuclear technology. Most of my university students agreed with me and once they had the facts were dead-set against it. Some students did and still do believe that “the moon is made of green cheese” and “Japan needs nuclear power” but I have never been presented with a balanced model of empirical data to support such an argument.

Could not solar, wind, geothermal power, conservation and deregulation of the Energy Cartel compensate for the 30 percent of electricity once produced by nuclear power in Japan? Most electricity is sopped up by the major industries and corporations who bear none of the costs and all of the benefits of “cheap” electricity. The limited-liability/corporate-governance model we currently rely upon is broken and needs to be replaced with an environmentally sustainable and socially-just system.

Professor Andrew DeWit who lives in Tokyo warns of the danger of relying on Tepco to solve the nuclear mess and reiterates the call for outside intervention:

When the stakes are this high, who do you want to bet on? TEPCO’s track record is abysmal. They have done nothing to indicate they can be trusted with handling this difficult task. Even now there are few signs that TEPCO has fully understood the magnitude of the situation they – and we – collectively face, and many signs that their priority has been and remains the company’s bottom line not the public interest. This is literally a matter of national security – another mistake by TEPCO could have incredibly costly, even fatal, consequences for Japan…. While it may be politically inconvenient for Prime Minister Abe to accept, it is time to intervene and take over Daiichi before it is too late…. TEPCO is simply not up to the task of dealing with the multiple technological challenges…. Fuketa Toyoshi, a NRA commissioner, recently complained that their ‘instructions, written or verbal, have never been observed.’ The time for supervising is over – TEPCO must be relieved of control of the whole decommissioning process (18).

How much confidence can we put in a gang of criminals like the LDP and the Nuclear Cartel? Journalist Yoichi Shimatsu wrote to me about how the once disgraced Shinzo Abe got elected a second time. It’s a plausible theory: control of the media; vote rigging and (drum roll, please): Mizuho Bank slush fund. Mizuho plus Yakuza (Japan organized crime network) equals Abe victory.

Why the hush-hush at Mizuho (19)? Look at the dateline of events – the nuke lobby had to get rid of Naoto Kan and the DPJ as loose cannons on deck who were turning anti-nuke– and so had to get the discredited LDP with Mr. Nuke Abe Shinzo at the helm, but he had no CASH. How to get the fast cash unreported for the Abe slush fund – 311 donations conveyed from the Mizuho account via the yakuza to the Abe faction of the LDP. Never mind that this is beyond despicable when Fukushima locals were freezing to death and dying of starvation– it’s biz as usual at Japan Inc.

I live in a world conquered by evil.

Richard Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from a social science, holistic perspective. He teaches at a number of universities in the Tokyo, Japan area. His articles on environmental topics including the Fukushima nuclear disaster are archived at http://wilcoxrb99.wordpress.com/and he can be contacted at wilcoxrb2013@gmail.com

References

1. Brian Eno, Spider And I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc5j60LSNo

2. Water radiation soars at Fukushima No. 1
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/18/national/water-radiation-soars-at-fukushima-no-1/#.UmHohGfYGTc

3. Tepco tech chief disputes Abe’s ‘under control’ assertion
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/13/national/tepco-tech-chief-disputes-abes-under-control-assertion-2/#.UmhgO7-E70c

4. Abe Says Fukushima Will Be Resolved Before 2020 Olympics
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-04/japan-s-abe-says-fukushima-will-be-resolved-before-2020-olympics

5. Abe claims Fukushima radioactive water woes are ‘under control’
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/16/national/abe-claims-fukushima-radioactive-water-woes-are-under-control/#.UmCffr-E70c

6. Japan Prime Minister: We’ve learned in “the most painful way” from Fukushima and its aftermath — Overseas help is needed to contain the problems we are facing at plant (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/japan-prime-minister-weve-learned-in-the-most-painful-way-from-fukushima-and-its-aftermath-overseas-help-is-needed-to-contain-the-problems-we-are-facing-at-plant-video

7. Thomas O. McGarity, Wendy E. Wagner. Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research (2008). Harvard University Press (384 pp.).

8. Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

9. ‘Fukushima might make 2020 Tokyo Olympics impossible’
http://rt.com/op-edge/fukushima-impossible-tokyo-olympics-2020-895/

10. EnviroReporter: Tokyo’s Radiation Olympics
http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/09/tokyos-radiation-olympics/

11. Crisis In Fukushima – Technological Disaster Or Crisis In Governance?
http://fairewinds.org/demystifying/cleanup-from-fukushima-daiichi-technological-disaster-or-crisis-in-governance

12. Japan Professor: It’s such a dangerous situation for other countries — Gundersen: Gov’t does not want an adequate solution for crisis at Fukushima; Fear of it being found out just how bad things really are at plant?
http://enenews.com/japan-professor-dangerous-situation-other-countries-gundersen-govt-adequate-solution-crisis-fukushima-fear-finding-bad-really-plant-video

13. Japan nuclear export parts not safety checked: report
http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Japan_nuclear_export_parts_not_safety_checked_report_999.html

14. Abe tries to dispel rumors about Fukushima seafood
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/19/national/abe-tries-to-dispel-rumors-about-fukushima-seafood/#.UmQouZTEYx6

15. Tepco admits to reporting false radiation levels for nearly 2 years at Fukushima
http://enenews.com/tepco-admits-to-reporting-false-radiation-levels-for-past-2-years-at-fukushima

16. Fukushima and the Transnationality of Radioactive Nuclear Contamination. “Visualizing Radioactivity” and its Impacts on Humanity
http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-and-the-transnationality-of-radioactive-nuclear-contamination-visualizing-radiactivity-and-its-impacts-on-humanity/5354238

17. Fukushima Fish Testing Shows Narrow Fantasy View Of Situation
http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11610

18. The Lid Comes Off Fukushima Daiichi, “Japan’s Ground Zero”: The Devastating Consequences of Government Inaction
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-lid-comes-off-fukushima-daiichi-japans-ground-zero-the-devastating-consequences-of-government-inaction/5354248

19. Mizuho lays mob loan mess to 3/11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/17/business/mizuho-lays-mob-loan-mess-to-311/#.UmRJYb-E70c

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28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Update: New article addressing some of the critics who say that this information is “alarmist.”
Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.

Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin. They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation. We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse. The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima…

1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores

Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.

The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.

2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.

6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could doubleover the next five to six years.

7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentageof the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples…

Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.

11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish

“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.

13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.

15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

16. A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

18. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.

20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year

Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.

21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning

Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.

24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…

Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…

The California coastline is becoming like a dead zone.

If you haven’t been to a California beach lately, you probably don’t know that the rocks are unnaturally CLEAN – there’s hardly any kelp, barnacles, sea urchins, etc. anymore and the tide pools are similarly eerily devoid of crabs, snails and other scurrying signs of life… and especially as compared to 10 – 15 years ago when one was wise to wear tennis shoes on a trip to the beach in order to avoid cutting one’s feet on all the STUFF of life – broken shells, bones, glass, driftwood, etc.

There are also days when I am hard-pressed to find even a half dozen seagulls and/or terns on the county beach.

You can still find a few gulls trolling the picnic areas and some of the restaurants (with outdoor seating areas) for food, of course, but, when I think back to 10 – 15 years ago, the skies and ALL the beaches were literally filled with seagulls and the haunting sound of their cries both day and night…

NOW it’s unnaturally quiet.

26. A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.

27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years“…

Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.

Are you starting to understand why so many people are so deeply concerned about what is going on at Fukushima?

For much more on all of this, please check out the video posted below

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