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#1 grog

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:41 PM

Fukushima Officials: Humans Should Never Eat Fish Again
 
August 5, 2017 Sean Adl-Tabatabai News, World 6
 
Fukushima scientists warn that humans will never eat fish out of the ocean again
 
Fukushima scientists have warned the public that the days of eating fish from the Pacific ocean are well and truly over. 
 
According to the founder of Nuclear Crimes, Andrew Kishner, the continual leaking of nuclear waste into the ocean is being covered-up by officials and is getting worse each day.
 
Kishner claims that TEPCO, the company in charge of monitoring the plant, has data that shows radiation pouring into the Pacific Ocean non-stop for the past six years.
 
According to scientist who have examined the radiation levels of fish in the ocean, the days of "eating fish from the Pacific ocean are over".
 
The contaminated water is believed to contain traces of radioactive iodine, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90.
 
Despite efforts from the Japanese government to bring the problem under control, the fish have been saturated by the continuous radiation being pumped into the ocean. The contamination has also resulting in the closure of fishing industries.
 
Worryingly, new studies reveal that fish caught off the West coast of the United States and in Canada are also being tested positive for radiation poisoning.
 
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Why The Melted Fuel Under Fukushima Could Poison Our Planet With Nuclear Radiation For 1000s Of Years
 
 
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By Michael Snyder, on February 9th, 2017
 
 
Six years ago, an absolutely devastating tsunami caused a triple meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power facility.  It was the worst environmental disaster in all of human history, and even though six years have passed since that time, nobody knows where the three melted cores are.  Just recently, authorities believe that they spotted some melted fuel underneath reactor 2, but even from a distance the level of nuclear radiation that was detected was being described as "unimaginable".  Essentially what we are talking about are three enormous "dirty bombs" that are continuously emitting tremendous amounts of nuclear radiation into the air, water and soil.  Some of the radioactive elements that are being released have half-lives that are measured in tens of thousands of years, and so the poisonous effect of these "dirty bombs" could potentially be with us for generation after generation.
 
Personally, I don't know why the big mainstream news outlets in the U.S. are almost entirely ignoring Fukushima these days.  Fox News did a story on the "unimaginable" radiation at Fukushima just a few days ago, but that was about it.
 
To me, it is certainly newsworthy that nuclear radiation inside reactor 2 at Fukushima is at the highest level ever recorded…
 
Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high, and are the worst since the plant suffered a triple meltdown nearly six years ago. The latest readings now pose a serious challenge as officials prepare to dismantle the stricken facility.
 
Radiation levels inside the containment vessel of reactor No. 2 at Fukushima has reached 530 sieverts per hour-a figure described by experts as "unimaginable."
 
Previously, the highest level of radiation measured at Fukushima was 73 sieverts per hour, and just a small fraction of that amount would be fatal to most humans…
 
Needless to say, this plant is not fit for human life. Just one dose of a single sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea. Exposure to four to five sieverts would kill about half of those exposed to it within a month, while a single dose of 10 sieverts is enough to kill a person within weeks.
 
At 530 sieverts per hour, the radiation is so intense that even robots can only last for a couple of hours in that environment.  The Japanese hope to eventually remove the melted fuel from these reactors someday, but first they have to figure out if it is even possible.
 
And the truth is that the level of radiation in reactor 2 may actually be far higher than 530 sieverts per hour.  That is because the recent reading was taken "some distance from the melted fuel"…
 
The 530 sievert reading was recorded some distance from the melted fuel, so in reality it could be 10 times higher than recorded, said Hideyuki Ban, co-director of Citizens' Nuclear Information Center.
 
Experts are also warning that the levels of radiation may be much higher than 530 sieverts per hour in reactors 1 and 3.  Nobody knows, because the melted fuel in those reactors has not even been located yet.
 
Even though so much time has gone by, there is still very much an urgency to this crisis.  In a newly published article, Mike Adams of Natural News explained why this is the case…
 
In effect, Fukushima has become the world's largest dirty bomb, and the remaining fuel rods could explode (achieve criticality) at any moment. Even right now, the radiation is so intense that robots built to explore the wreckage can only survive for a few hours before their circuits are destroyed. Thus, there's almost no scenario in which Japan, Tepco or anybody in the world figures out how to clean up the wreckage, reclaim the melting fuel rods and reestablish control over the nuclear reactions that are still ongoing.
 
You can't even successfully build a containment vessel on top of it all because the melting nuclear fuel has already burned a massive hole in the floor and is melting its way into the ground water.
 
What most people don't understand is that the melted nuclear fuel under Fukushima is going to be with us for a very, very long time.  Some of the fuel rods contained plutonium-239, and plutonium-239 has a half-life of approximately 24,000 years…
 
Do they think a one-meter hole magically appears in nuclear containment vessels due to random chance? No, it's melting fuel rods, you morons. And some of that fuel is MOX fuel, which contains plutonium-239 that boasts a half life of 24,000 years. So sometime in the year 26000 A.D. the Fukushima nightmare will be HALF as toxic as it is right now. What a wonderful, progressive future to look forward to, eh?
 
Plutonium-239 is one of the most dangerous substances known to humanity.  As nuclear expert Steven C. Jones once explained, it would not take much plutonium-239 to kill every man, woman and child on the entire planet…
 
To give one an example of how lethal radiation is, one pound of plutonium evenly distributed into everyone's lungs would kill every man, woman and child on Earth. There are literally "tons" of radioactive plutonium (among other radioactive elements) that have been released into the air and ocean environments since March 11th. Another critical fact to remember is that radioactive plutonium, for example, remains lethal (killing life) for thousands years as it has a half-life of 24,000 years. Some other radioactive elements such as uranium have a half-life of 4.47 billion years.
 
And remember, more radioactive material is being released from Fukushima every single day.  The following comes from an interview with Kevin Kamps, the radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear…
 
There are claims that "it's all contained, don't worry about it." It is indisputable that there is a daily flow of radioactively contaminated groundwater into the ocean. The figures something like 80,000 gallons per day of relatively low-level radioactive waste water. Then you've got those storage tanks - we're talking 800,000 tons of highly radioactive water stored in tanks. Every day they pour a hundred tons of water on each of these three melted down cores. Sometimes they lose those tanks. They leak, they overflow - it is an ongoing catastrophe.
 
Are you starting to understand how serious this is?
 
Once nuclear material escapes from Fukushima, it literally gets distributed all over the planet.
 
That means that it is getting into our air, our water and our food supply.
 
And I find it extremely interesting that the EPA was moving to dramatically raise the "safe limits" on radioactivity in our drinking water right at the end of the Obama administration.  The following comes from a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility press release dated December 22, 2016…
 
"Following Japan's Fukushima meltdown in 2011, EPA's claims that no radioactivity could reach the U.S. at levels of concern were contradicted by its own rainwater measurements showing contamination from Fukushima throughout the U.S. well above Safe Drinking Water Act limits. In reaction, EPA prepared new limits 1000s of times higher than even the Fukushima rainwater because 'EPA experienced major difficulties conveying to the public that the detected levels…were not of immediate concern for public health.'"
 
Why in the world would the EPA do that?
 
Here are some more of the details…
 
The documents obtained by PEER revealed that the EPA plans to raise maximum allowable limits of iodine-131, cobalt-60 and calcium-45 to more than 10,000 times the levels allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Others would be hundreds or thousands of times higher under the new guidelines.
 
The agency's justification for withholding the new proposed limits from the public until after the proposal had been adopted was that it wanted to "avoid confusion."
 
Radioactive material is also getting into our food supply.  If you love to eat fish this next item may be a bummer, because it is being reported that radiation from Fukushima was recently found in salmon off the coast of Oregon…
 
Fish contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been detected 6,000 miles away of the US west coast.
 
Salmon carrying traces of caesium 134 particles - the so-called fingerprint of the Fukushima - were found by researchers in the seas off Oregon.
 
One we eat something that has been contaminated, radioactive material will often migrate to key organs in our body, and once it is there it can poison us indefinitely.  In a previous article I included a quote from author Helen Caldicott, the author of "Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe".  I am including the quote once again in this article because it is absolutely imperative that we all understand the danger that we are facing…
 
Internal radiation, on the other hand, emanates from radioactive elements which enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Hazardous radionuclides such as iodine-131, caesium 137, and other isotopes currently being released in the sea and air around Fukushima bio-concentrate at each step of various food chains (for example into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow's meat and milk, then humans). After they enter the body, these elements - called internal emitters - migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, where they continuously irradiate small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years, can induce uncontrolled cell replication - that is, cancer. Further, many of the nuclides remain radioactive in the environment for generations, and ultimately will cause increased incidences of cancer and genetic diseases over time.
 
The amount of cesium-137 that has been released at Fukushima is equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshima bombs.
 
But because we can't see, touch, taste or hear the danger, to many people it may not seem real.
 
Nuclear radiation is a silent killer, and unless a miracle happens the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be felt for generations to come.
 
 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

Reporters Face 10 Years In Jail If They Mention Fukushima 'Conspiracies'
 
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Journalists in Japan now face 10-year prison sentences if they cover the truth about Fukushima
 
Japanese Prime Minister Abe has warned that any reporter or doctor who publicly discloses the truth about Fukushima will face ten years in jail. 
 
Amid the worsening crisis at Unit 2 in the Fukushima Daichi reactor complex, where "unimaginable" levels of radiation are being pumped into the ocean which scientists warn pose a cancer risk to million of Japanese citizens, the government has ordered a complete media blackout on all reports about the dangers this poses to public health.
 
Independentaustralia.net reports:
 
The radiation measurement was 530 sieverts, or 53,000 rems (Roentgen Equivalent for Man). The dose at which half an exposed population would die is 250 to 500 rems, so this is a massive measurement. It is quite likely had the robot been able to penetrate deeper into the inner cavern containing the molten corium, the measurement would have been much greater.
 
These facts illustrate why it will be almost impossible to "decommission" units 1, 2 and 3 as no human could ever be exposed to such extreme radiation. This fact means that Fukushima Daichi will remain a diabolical blot upon Japan and the world for the rest of time, sitting as it does on active earthquake zones.
 
Tepco 2
 
What the photos taken by the robot did reveal was that some of the structural supports of Unit 2 have been damaged. It is also true that all four buildings were structurally damaged by the original earthquake some five years ago and by the subsequent hydrogen explosions so, should there be an earthquake greater than seven on the Richter scale, it is very possible that one or more of these structures could collapse, leading to a massive release of radiation as the building fell on the molten core beneath. But units 1, 2 and 3 also contain cooling pools with very radioactive fuel rods - numbering 392 in Unit 1, 615 in Unit 2, and 566 in Unit 3; if an earthquake were to breach a pool, the gamma rays would be so intense that the site would have to be permanently evacuated. The fuel from Unit 4 and its cooling pool has been removed.
 
But there is more to fear.
 
The reactor complex was built adjacent to a mountain range and millions of gallons of water emanate from the mountains daily beneath the reactor complex, causing some of the earth below the reactor buildings to partially liquefy. As the water flows beneath the damaged reactors, it immerses the three molten cores and becomes extremely radioactive as it continues its journey into the adjacent Pacific Ocean.
 
Every day since the accident began, 300 to 400 tons of water has poured into the Pacific where numerous isotopes - including cesium 137, 134, strontium 90, tritium, plutonium, americium and up to 100 more - enter the ocean and bio-concentrate by orders of magnitude at each step of the food chain - algae, crustaceans, little fish, big fish then us.
 
Fish swim thousands of miles and tuna, salmon and other species found on the American west coast now contain some of these radioactive elements, which are tasteless, odourless and invisible. Entering the human body by ingestion they concentrate in various organs, irradiating adjacent cells for many years. The cancer cycle is initiated by a single mutation in a single regulatory gene in a single cell and the incubation time for cancer is any time from 2 to 90 years. And no cancer defines its origin.
 
We could be catching radioactive fish in Australia or the fish that are imported could contain radioactive isotopes, but unless they are consistently tested we will never know.
 
As well as the mountain water reaching the Pacific Ocean, since the accident, TEPCO has daily pumped over 300 tons of sea water into the damaged reactors to keep them cool. It becomes intensely radioactive and is pumped out again and stored in over 1,200 huge storage tanks scattered over the Daichi site. These tanks could not withstand a large earthquake and could rupture releasing their contents into the ocean.
 
Way back in 2011-
 
Fukushima meltdown - Caldicott says Japan may become uninhabitable - media silent https://independenta...RMM3Vih.twitter… @IndependentAus
 
1:51 AM - 14 Feb 2017
 
Fukushima meltdown - Caldicott says Japan may become uninhabitable - media silent
 
Dr Helen Caldicott says that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has the potential to make Japan "uninhabitable", yet the mainstream media in Australia continue to ignore the crisis. Managing editor...
 
independentaustralia.net
 
But even if that does not happen, TEPCO is rapidly running out of storage space and is trying to convince the local fishermen that it would be okay to empty the tanks into the sea. The Bremsstrahlung radiation like x-rays given off by these tanks is quite high - measuring 10 milirems - presenting a danger to the workers. There are over 4,000 workers on site each day, many recruited by the Yakuza (the Japanese Mafia) and include men who are homeless, drug addicts and those who are mentally unstable.
 
There's another problem. Because the molten cores are continuously generating hydrogen, which is explosive, TEPCO has been pumping nitrogen into the reactors to dilute the hydrogen dangers.
 
Vast areas of Japan are now contaminated, including some areas of Tokyo, which are so radioactive that roadside soil measuring 7,000 becquerels (bc) per kilo would qualify to be buried in a radioactive waste facility in the U.S..
 
As previously explained, these radioactive elements concentrate in the food chain. The Fukushima Prefecture has always been a food bowl for Japan and, although much of the rice, vegetables and fruit now grown here is radioactive, there is a big push to sell this food both in the Japanese market and overseas. Taiwan has banned the sale of Japanese food, but Australia and the U.S. have not.
 
Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways | The Japan Times 
 
 
 
2:48 PM - 23 Jul 2016
 
Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways | The Japan Times
 
The radioactive contamination in Fukushima's riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters was at a scale hundreds of times higher than pre-2011 levels.
 
japantimes.co.jp
 
Prime Minister Abe recently passed a law that any reporter who told the truth about the situation could be gaoled for ten years. In addition, doctors who tell their patients their disease could be radiation related will not be paid, so there is an immense cover-up in Japan as well as the global media.
 
The Prefectural Oversite Committee for Fukushima Health is only looking at thyroid cancer among the population and by June 2016, 172 people who were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident have developed, or have suspected, thyroid cancer; the normal incidence in this population is 1 to 2 per million.
 
However, other cancers and leukemia that are caused by radiation are not being routinely documented, nor are congenital malformations, which were, and are, still rife among the exposed Chernobyl population.
 
Bottom line, these reactors will never be cleaned up nor decommissioned because such a task is not humanly possible. Hence, they will continue to pour water into the Pacific for the rest of time and threaten Japan and the northern hemisphere with massive releases of radiation should there be another large earthquake.
 
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

Report: Millions Of Cancer Deaths Expected From Fukushima
 
 
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February 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
Report suggests that millions of Japanese citizens will die from cancer as a result of the Fukushima disaster
 
 
 
Millions of Japanese citizens could be at risk of dying from cancer as a result of the increasing amount of radiation pouring out of Fukushima. 
 
According to a shocking report originally published by Fairewinds Energy Eduction (FEE), "Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan," one million citizens in Japan were thought to be at risk of developing thyroid cancers as a result of the meltdown.
 
That report based its conclusions on the the fact that scientists had understood the radiation levels at the reactor to be around 73 sieverts per hour.
 
However, according to new information, current radiation levels are more likely to be around 530 sieverts per hour - the highest it has been since the disaster occurred in March 2011.
 
These unimaginable levels represent shocking 132% increase in radiation than originally measured in 2011. Radiation of that magnitude could kill almost 50% of the Japanese population, according to a report by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.
 
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A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima's triple meltdown on the risk of cancer in exposed populations, which does not just include Japan, but arguably the entire world.
 
According to the new report, data provided by a group of esteemed Japanese medical professionals and TEPCO, confirm a direct link of numerous cancers in Japan to the triple meltdown. As transcribed by Enenews.com, Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer at Fairewinds stated, Nov. 4, 2015:
 
"It's been almost 5 years from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns, and the news from Japan is still not good. Two reports recently released in Japan, one by Japanese medical professionals and the second from Tokyo Power Corporation - TEPCO - acknowledged that there will be numerous cancers in Japan, much greater than normal, due to the radioactive discharges from the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi… I believe, as do many of my colleagues, that there will be at least 100,000 and as many as one million more cancers in Japan's future as a result of this meltdown… [T]he second report received from Japan proves that the incidence of thyroid cancer is approximately 230 times higher than normal in Fukushima Prefecture… So what's the bottom line? The cancers already occurring in Japan are just the tip of the iceberg. I'm sorry to say that the worst is yet to come."
 
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

Fukushima Radiation Could Kill More People Than Originally Believed
 
 
 
 
February 4, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Fukushima disaster could kill up to 50% of citizens
 
Exposure to radiation pouring out of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could kill far more people than scientists originally believed. 
 
According to a report by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, exposure to 4 sieverts of radiation would kill up to 50% of the Japanese population. Scientists say that the radiation at the damaged reactor at Fukushima is calculated at 530 sieverts - 132% more.
 
Newser.com reports:
 
The Fukushima operator says it has calculated radiation of 530 sieverts an hour-though with a 30% margin of error-inside the containment vessel of one of three reactors damaged in the 2011 meltdown.
 
Such a level is "unimaginable," an expert tells Engadget, and hasn't been seen since the meltdown itself.
 
Since March 2011, the highest radiation recorded has been 73 sieverts per hour.
 
A rep says a hole in metal grating beneath the reactor's pressure vessel, likely made by melted nuclear fuel, might be to blame but "it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside."
 
Five robots sent into the reactor to discover the location of the melted fuel haven't reappeared, though officials hope to try again with a robot built to withstand 1,000 sieverts.
 
The Guardian notes safely removing the fuel-previously believed to have been contained in the pressure vessel, where the reactor core is housed-"represents a challenge unprecedented in the history of nuclear power."
 
Yet it will have to be overcome: The fuel is supposed to be removed by 2018 as crews work to dismantle the plant at a cost of $187 billion.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:03 PM

Fukushima damaging the health of Californians?
 
 
 
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Possible radioactive-related diseases:
 
➽  thyroid cancer
 
➽  brain damage if the radioactive isotope cesium is absorbed
    (radioactive isotope cesium is prevalent at Fukushima)
 
 
 
 
Is all this supposed to be secret?
 
 
 
 
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:08 PM

Fukushima: Radioactive Salmon Discovered In Canada
 
 
 
 
20 December 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
Radioactive salmon due to Fukushima contamination has been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, by a team of research scientists from the University of Victoria. 
 
Seaborne Cesium 123,  which is thought to be an indicator of nuclear contamination from Fukushima, was detected on the West coast of the US this month.
 
Environews.tv reports:
 
WHOI is a crowd-funded science seawater sampling project, that has been monitoring the radioactive plume making its way across the Pacific to America's west coast, from the demolished Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in eastern Japan.
 
The seawater samples were taken from the shores of Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach, and were actually obtained in January and February of 2016 and tested later in the year.
 
In other strikingly similar news reported last month, researchers at the Fukushima InFORM project in Canada, led by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, said they sampled a sockeye salmon from Okanagan Lake in British Columbia that tested positive for cesium 134 as well.
 
Multiple other reports have circulated online, mostly in alternative media outlets, and mostly not corroborated by any tangible measurement data, that point to cases of possible radioactive contamination of Canadian salmon, but EnviroNews Oregon has not independently confirmed any of these claims.
 
Cesium 134 is called the "footprint of Fukushima" because of its fast rate of decay. With a half life of only 2.06 years, there are few other places the dangerous and carcinogenic isotope could have originated.
 
It is important to note that airborne radioactive fallout from the initial explosion and meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011 reached the US and Canada within days, and circled the globe falling out wherever the currents and precipitation carried it - mostly to places unknown to this day. Even still, radioactive iodine 131 was found in municipal water supplies in places like Pennsylvania and Massachusetts shortly after the initial Fukushima accident - a triple meltdown ranked by EnviroNews USA as the most destructive environmental catastrophe in human history.
 
The samples from the Oregon coast measured around 0.3 becquerels per cubic meter for cesium 134. Researchers in both the US and Canada said the recently detected radiation levels were extremely low and pose "no risk to humans or the environment." Sadly, NBC, the New York Post, USA Today, and even The Inquisitr amongst others, took the bait and reported the same thing.
 
Medical science and epidemiological studies have demonstrated time and again that there is no safe amount of radiation for a living organism to be subjected to - period. With each subsequent exposure, no matter how small, the subject experiences an increase in cancer risk. In the wake of Fukushima, several governments, and certainly the Japanese government, have raised the "safe" annual limit for radiation exposure for humans - this critics say, to lower legal liability and to placate concerns from the public, in an increasingly radioactive world. Now, many concerned citizens look on in concern, waiting for more testing and data on ocean waters and the seafood they so greatly enjoy.
 
 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:15 PM

Fukushima Radiation Hits West Coast Amid Media Blackout
 
 
 
 
18 December 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
Fukushima radiation hits west coast of America
 
Scientists have confirmed that a radioactive plume from Fukushima has made its way to the west coast of America, amid a total media blackout. 
 
According to a recent article by EnviroNews, "medical science and epidemiological studies have demonstrated time and again that there is no safe amount of radiation for a living organism to be subjected to - period."
 
Alexanderhiggins.com reports:
 
In his piece, Urry also exposed other news agencies like NBC, the New York Post, USA Today and The Inquisitr, catching them with their pants down, in the act of repeating the false assertions of the U.S. and Canadian researchers, telling people not to worry about the recently detected low amounts of cesium 134 found in salmon, and that the levels were within "safe" or "accepted" thresholds for human health.
 
Thom Hartmann picked up the article by Urry and read it on his show. Then Hartmann offered up his own journalistic explanation on how radiation works, and addressed the problem with the proclamation that there is a "safe" level of radiation to consume or be exposed to.
 
"As the element is decaying it is throwing off radiation, and the radiation, if it hits the DNA in the nucleolus and the nucleus of a cell, can alter that DNA in ways that can produce things like cancer," Hartmann said. "Now it can also cause simply the cell to die or it can mutate the cell in all kinds of other weird ways, and so it's kind of a numbers game. If you irradiate a million cells… you might get two or three that become cancerous. That's all it takes, right? You've got cancer," Hartmann continued in his video report. "The cesium could cause no cancer, or it could cause cancer in the first cell it irradiates. To say that there is a safe level of radiation is frankly wrong. It's just wrong."
 
Urry said later in a statement, "It's one thing for the media to regurgitate trivial facts on trivial matters, but to blindly repeat that consuming low levels of radiation is 'safe,' is irresponsible reporting and borders on dangerous. News editors should take care to do their due diligence on a matter as serious as leading readers to believe consuming any amount of radiation is 'safe' when medical science and epidemiology, dating back 50 years to the present, have demonstrated repeatedly that that's just not true. Even the smallest exposures increase the risk of cancer to the subject."
 
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) report titled, "Public Health Statement for Cesium" from 2004, "stable and radioactive cesium can enter your body from the food you eat or the water you drink, from the air you breathe, or from contact with your skin. When you eat, drink, breathe, or touch things containing cesium compounds that can easily be dissolved in water, cesium enters your blood and is carried to all parts of your body… No known taste or odor is associated with cesium compounds."
 
Cesium is similar enough to potassium that it can fool the body. This results in its bioaccumulation. When cesium enters the biological system of a fish, which is then eaten by a larger fish, the larger fish becomes contaminated. As the larger fish eats more, it becomes more contaminated. The cesium accumulates in its body. When a person eats that fish, he or she also ingests the cesium that hasn't decayed or been excreted. The more seafood that person eats, the more radioactive material he or she will be exposed to.
 
The researchers who discovered the cesium recently also made the mistake of equating the dangers of consuming seaborne isotopes to that of receiving an x-ray, missing the point entirely that ingested or inhaled "internal particle emitters" are known to be especially hazardous.
 
"Consuming food containing radionuclides is particularly dangerous. If an individual ingests or inhales a radioactive particle, it continues to irradiate the body as long as it remains radioactive and stays in the body," said Dr. Alan Lockwood, MD in an article on Fox News Health.
 
"Children are much more susceptible to the effects of radiation and stand a much greater chance of developing cancer than adults," said Andrew Kanter, MD, President of the Board for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in that same Fox News Health article. "So it is particularly dangerous when they consume radioactive food or water."
 
Those who might expect the government to protect them from contamination by radiation have only to look at the downwinder situation in Utah or the consequences of Gofman's research in the late 1960s. According to Gofman's obituary in the L.A. Times, "Gofman and his colleague at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Arthur R. Tamplin, developed data in 1969 showing that the risk from low doses of radiation was 20 times higher than stated by the government. Their publication of the data, despite strong efforts to censor it, led them to lose virtually all of their research funding and, eventually, their positions at the government laboratory." Their conclusions were for the most part, later validated.
 
"There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources, period," said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past President of PSR, in late March of 2011 in the immediate aftermath of the meltdowns. "Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine 131 and cesium 137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water."
 
"There is no safe dose of radiation," says Prof. Edward P. Radford, Physician and Epidemiologist as quoted by GreenMedInfo.
 
In an email to EnviroNews, nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen said Japan had raised the maximum allowable exposure by 20 times the previous number for civilians to be able to return to their homes. The U.S. and the EPA have considered such plans in the case of a nuclear accident. In food, the U.S. has an allowable dosage of radiation that is 12 times what Japan allows.
 
"Corporations get the benefit, civilians take the risk," Gundersen wrote.
 
While Urry and Hartmann have sounded the alarm, there remain unanswered questions that desperately need to be resolved. Who will clean up the contamination in the food chain? How much radiation exposure will governments continue to say is safe in spite of the medical research? How can people trust what's on their plate and in their corporate owned media?
 
 
 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:16 PM

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Detected In US Food Chain
 
 
 
 
09 December 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
The devastating fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to creep around the world, with radioactive samples discovered in the United States food chain for the first time.
 
Despite assurances the radioactive fallout would be contained, the entire Pacific Ocean is now contaminated. Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting.
 
Because of its short half-life, cesium-134 can only have come from Fukushima, the site of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
 
First radioactive salmon found 
 
Also for the first time, cesium-134 has been detected in a Canadian salmon, the Fukushima InFORM project, led by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, is reporting.
 
Tracking the 137 Celsius activity: radiation has reached the United States for the first time.
Tracking the 137 Celsius activity: radiation has reached the United States for the first time.
 
The Japanese government recently doubled the disaster-related cost to $188 billion and the finure could soar further if foreign comapanies and governments seek damages for the destruction of environment and industry.
 
Statesmanjournal reports:
 
Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the crippled nuclear plant following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. More radiation was released to the air, then fell to the sea.
 
Woods Hole chemical oceanographer Ken Buesseler runs a crowd-funded, citizen science seawater sampling project that has tracked the radiation plume as it slowly makes its way across the Pacific Ocean.
 
The Oregon samples, marking the first time cesium-134 has been detected on U.S. shores, were taken in January and February of 2016 and later analyzed. They each measured 0.3 becquerels per cubic meter of cesium-134.
 
Buesseler's team previously had found the isotope in a sample of seawater taken from a dock on Vancouver Island, B.C., marking its landfall in North America.
 
Meanwhile, in Canada, Cullen leads the InFORM project to assess radiological risks to that country's oceans following the nuclear disaster. It is a partnership of a dozen academic, government and non-profit organizations, including Woods Hole.
 
Last month, the group reported that a single sockeye salmon, sampled from Okanagan Lake in the summer of 2015, had tested positive for cesium-134.
 
The level was more than 1,000 times lower than the action level set by Health Canada, and is no significant risk to consumers, Cullen said.
 
Buesseler's most recent samples off the West Coast also are showing higher-than background levels of cesium-137, another Fukushima isotope that already is present in the world's oceans because of nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s.
 
Those results will become more important in tracking the radiation plume, Buesseler said, because the short half-life of cesium-134 makes it harder to detect as time goes on.
 
Cesium-134 has a half-life of two years, meaning it's down to a fraction of what it was five years ago, he said. Cesium-137 has a 30-year half-life.
 
A recent InFORM analysis of Buesseler's data concluded that concentrations of cesium-137 have increased considerably in the central northeast Pacific, although they still are at levels that pose no concern.
 
"It appears that the plume has spread throughout this vast area from Alaska to California," the scientists wrote.
 
They estimated that the plume is moving toward the coast at roughly twice the speed of a garden snail. Radiation levels have not yet peaked.
 
"As the contamination plume progresses towards our coast we expect levels closer to shore to increase over the coming year," Cullen said.
 
Even that peak won't be a health concern, Buesseler said. But the models will help scientists model ocean currents in the future.
 
That could prove important if there is another disaster or accident at the Fukushima plant, which houses more than a thousand huge steel tanks of contaminated water and where hundreds of tons of molten fuel remain inside the reactors.
 
In a worst-case scenario, the fuel would melt through steel-reinforced concrete containment vessels into the ground, uncontrollably spreading radiation into the surrounding soil and groundwater and eventually into the sea.
 
"That's the type of thing where people are still concerned, as am I, about what could happen," Buesseler said.
 
Scientists now know it would take four to five years for any further contamination from the plant to reach the West Coast.
 
 

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