NO ONE WANTED TO "CREATE PANIC", SO INSTEAD, THEY HID THE TRUTH FROM US ALL, CREATING A HOPELESS DISASTER OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS, ONE THAT WILL AFFECT US AND OUR GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN...AND THEIRS...IF WE CAN FIND WAYS TO LIVE OVER IT...
FINALLY, SCIENTISTS AND PUBLIC BROADCAST NETWORKS, MAJOR NEWS MEDIA ARE SPEAKING OUT, BUT THE EPA STILL WON'T PUBLICLY GO ON RECORD AS TO WHY IT'S TAKEN 3 YEARS FOR THE TRUTH TO BEGIN TO COME OUT, TRUTHS THEY KNEW WERE GOING TO CONDEMN EVERY BIT OF LIFE ON THIS PLANET...NO FEDERAL AGENCY WANTS ANY PART OF THE BLAME FOR THIS.
COME ON! IF THE WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE DYING EN MASSE, AREN'T WE HUMANS AS WELL?
Fukushima Decimating Wildlife
Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines In The Western Part of North America All Suffering Mysterious Diseases At the Same Time
Posted on December 31, 2013
Scientists present links between unusual Alaska seal deaths and Fukushima fallout — Skin lesions, hair loss, lethargy — ‘Pulsed release’ when built-up radionuclides were set free as ice melted — “Wildlife health implications” due to radiation exposure discussed
Since the Fukushima fallout period occurred during the annual sea ice cover period from Nome to Barrow, a sea ice based fallout scenario in addition to a marine food web based one is of particular relevance for the Fukushima accident. Under a proposed sea ice fallout deposition scenario, radionuclides would have been settled onto sea ice. Sea ice and snow would have acted as a temporary refuge for deposited radionuclides; thus radionuclides would have only become available for migration during the melting season and would not have entered the regional food web in any appreciable manner until breakup (pulsed release). The cumulative on-ice exposure for ice seals would have occurred through external, inhalation, and non-equilibrium dietary pathwaysduring the ice-based seasonal spring haulout period for molting/pupping/breeding activities. Additionally, ice seals would have been under dietary/metabolic constraints and experiencing hormonal changes associated with reproduction and molting.
US Government states: Alaska island “appears to show impacts from Fukushima” — “Significant cesium isotope signature” detected — Scientists anticipate more marine life to be impacted as ocean plume arrives
Previously unpublished map from gov’t scientists shows Fukushima plume already at Alaska coast
Radionuclide Transport from Fukushima to Eastern North Pacific, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2013 PICES Annual Meeting on Oct. 15, 2013:
Main inventory of Fukushima 137Cs had been transported towards central North Pacific By 2012. […] The inventory of Fukushima radioactivity will almost entirely shift from the western to the eastern North Pacific during the next 5 years.
Surface water distribution of Fukushima 137Cs in 2012 (Aoyama et al., 2013; G. Hong, pers. comm. [personal communication]):
GO SEE A FEW OF THE PHOTOS OF OBVIOUS RADIATION DAMAGE TO THESE ANIMALS HERE: http://enenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AL_seals6.jpg
NOW THINK ABOUT WHAT HUMANS IN THAT AREA ARE ABOUT TO FACE...AND WHAT WE WILL FACE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES...
The work being done by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is good, but they fail to mention that Pacific seafood which has even small amounts of Fukushima signature radioactive cesium 134 and 137, although it may not constitute a high external dose, to which he erroneously compares it, it does become a concern when the microscopic hot particles are ingested or inhaled. Then the dose is concentrated near the cells the hot particle is irradiating. Please read the independent evaluation of radiation exposure dangers contained in the European Committee on Radiation Risk 2010 report, available for free at: http://www.euradcom.org/2011/ecrr2010.pdf. Unfortunately Woods Hole is still comparing apples and oranges - external vs. internal exposure.
Dr. Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: […] If you’re not measuring them people can still have concerns […] We’re hearing back [from agencies in Washington DC], “Yes, this type of work is in the US national interest, but the question is who’s going to be responsible for it?”
* The half-life of the radionuclide discussed most often during this program, cesium-137, has a half-life of 30 years. Meaning it will be at 95% of its initial strength after making the 3-year journey across the Pacific.
** The volume of the entire ocean is not relevant to dilution. Rather, the volume of water the nuclear contamination mixes with is the determining factor. If the contamination stays in relatively narrow corridor as it crosses the Pacific, as several models predict, the remainder of the ocean not in contact with the plume is irrelevant.
KION, Jan. 9, 2014: [...] when the plume was supposed to hit, there were no functioning RADnet monitors on the Central Coast. Hirsch said the EPA was going to deploy portable monitors. But look at the posted email from the EPA to air quality districts that were to monitor the portables. This was obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request by [University of California Santa Cruz lecturer Dan Hirsch]. [...] “EPA HQ has decided at this time to not deploy the deployable RADNET monitors to CA, OR and WA.” So at the height of the emergency the central coast, the very spot where the radioactive plume was supposed to hit the EPA had no working monitors for the air quality in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara counties. Why? [...] we really have no clue how much radiation was in the air on the central coast in the days and weeks after the Fukashima [sic] accident. Hirsch said we do know from a monitor in Bakersfield, before it broke in mid-march, that radioactive air quality was spiking. [...] I’ve made a call to the EPA for comment on this they’ve yet to respond. Hirsch can only speculate that the EPA was worried about public hysteria over this and chose to now [not?] deploy the monitors.
Results from a sample of ocean water collected near the coast of Santa Barbara County on on March 22. 2011 is now available on the newly published map at www.ourradioactiveocean.org. Test results found 14.7 Bq/m³ of cesium-134 and -137. Other samples taken further off-shore in the weeks that followed also found cesium-134, which is used as a ‘fingerprint’ for determining whether the contamination originated from Fukushima Daiichi.
Watchdog criticizes feds for pulling back on radiation monitoring, California Watch
“With the Japanese nuclear situation still out of control and expected to continue that way for months and with elevated radioactivity continuing to show up in the U.S., it is inexplicable that EPA would shut down its Fukushima radiation monitoring effort,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group [Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility], in a statement.
He said the agency found high levels of radiation in drinking water, and now was not the time to be pulling their efforts back.
He also said the EPA’s monitoring program, RadNet, is unreliable and fails to cover large swaths of the West Coast. [...]
According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the EPA has proposed raising their guideline radiation limits [...] According to Ruch, the new clean up standards are “thousands of times more lax than anything the EPA has ever before accepted.”
Documents obtained by the watchdog group [PDF] via the Freedom of Information Act indicate the EPA made a decision to approve the revised guidelines months ago, but has yet to make a formal announcement.
THEY KNEW IN 2011 THAT FUKUSHIMA WAS A WORLDWIDE CATASTROPHE, BUT THEY'VE LIED, HIDDEN FACTS ALL THIS TIME....NOW IT'S COMING APART ON THEM AND NOW IT'S SIMPLY TOO LATE TO CHANGE ONE THING...WE'VE ALL BEEN CONTAMINATED FOR 3 LONG YEARS...
Related Posts that will show you how long ago government officials knew how bad this was:
“A Massive Cover-up”: Texas officials directed staff to change test results that showed drinking water exceeded EPA radiation limits May 20, 2011 [SEE http://enenews.com/a-massive-cover-up-texas-officials-directed-staff-to-change-test-results-that-showed-drinking-water-exceeded-epa-radiation-limits]
Belarus Expert: Radiation limits too high after Fukushima — Japan allows 20 times more cesium in drinking water than near Chernobyl October 13, 2011 [SEE http://enenews.com/radiation-safety-expert-radioactivity-limits-set-high-after-fukushima-japan-allows-20-times-cesium-drinking-water-belarus-chernobyl]
EPA: Boise rainwater has highest levels of radioactive material in US… 80 times amount of I-131 allowed in drinking water — “Officials had no explanation” April 3, 2011 [SEE http://enenews.com/epa-boise-rainwater-has-highest-levels-of-radioactive-material-in-us-80-times-amount-of-i-131-allowed-in-drinking-water-officials-had-no-explanation]
Physician: US should continue monitoring milk, rain because of Fukushima — It “always” turns out that radiation is higher than first thought May 9, 2011 [SEE http://enenews.com/physician-us-should-continue-monitoring-milk-rain-because-of-fukushima-it-always-turns-out-that-radiation-is-higher-than-first-thoughthttp://enenews.com/physician-us-should-continue-monitoring-milk-rain-because-of-fukushima-it-always-turns-out-that-radiation-is-higher-than-first-thought]
Nuclear expert: “I really am horrified” that Feds abandoned Fukushima radiation monitoring May 6, 2011 [SEE http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-i-really-am-horrified-that-feds-abandoned-fukushima-radiation-monitoring]
WAY BACK IN 2011 JUST A SHORT TIME AFTER THE INITIAL MELTDOWN AT FUKUSHIMA, , SOME SCIENTISTS WERE GIVING WARNING:
Nuclear expert Steven C. Jones….August 30th, 2011
By way of comparison, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occured in 1986 in the Ukraine, Russia- heretofore the worst nuclear disaster on record- burned for 10 days and cumulatively killed an estimated 1 million people worldwide. The Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster has 5 nuclear reactors burning, 2 in partial meltdown and 3 in full meltdown- and they’ve ALL been uncontrollably burning since March 11th. Its been over 3 months and this nuclear disaster remains completely out of control. In fact, some industry estimates cite the possibility that these meltdowns will be contained (optimistically) in 1-3 years, at the very earliest.At this point, the vast majority of people living in the northern hemisphere have been exposed to radioactive material from Fukushima.
The amount and intensity of the radioactive fallout from this particular nuclear disaster will assuredly kill hundreds of millions of people worldwide over time. Japan itself is, of course, the epicenter of this radioactive contamination that has spread out from these reactors.
We can’t see them, but radioactive particles can do an insane amount of damage. We can breathe them in, we can eat them in our food and we can even absorb them through our skin. Once trapped inside our bodies, these particles can slowly “bake” us for years and years. The following is from an opinion piece by Helen Caldicott in the Guardian….
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.
According to the New York Times, the Japanese government is acknowledging that large areas around the Fukushima nuclear facility may be uninhabitable for decades….
Broad areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could soon be declared uninhabitable, perhaps for decades, after a government survey found radioactive contamination that far exceeded safe levels, several major media outlets said Monday.
Once you absorb strontium, it will stay in your bones for the rest of your life. Just consider what Dr. Russell Blaylock recently told Newsmax….
When we look at Chernobyl, most of West Germany was heavily contaminated. Norway, Sweden. Hungary was terribly contaminated. The radiation was taken up into the plants. The food was radioactive. They took the milk and turned it into cheese. The cheese was radioactive.Dr. Chris Busby recently traveled to Japan with some very sophisticated testing equipment and found one sample in Tokyo that had levels of radioactivity that were higher than the exclusion zone surrounding Chernobyl during that nuclear disaster.
That’s the big danger, the crops in this country being contaminated, the milk in particular, with Strontium 90. That radiation is incorporated into the bones and stays for a lifetime.
But things are much worse for those living much closer to Fukushima. High levels of cesium have been detected in the urine and in the breast milk of those living in the region surrounding the facility. All over the area there are reports of people coming down with the symptoms of radiation sickness.
The truth is that the “evacuation area” should be far, far larger than it is now. Remember, just because you cannot see these radioactive particles does not mean that they aren’t incredibly deadly. Just check out what nuclear expert Steven C. Jones recently had to say about plutonium….
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.That is the scary thing with many of these radioactive elements. Now that they have been released, many of them will be with us for as long as we live, for as long as our children live and for as long as our grandchildren live.
Yes, things are much worse than you have been told.
ALSO BACK IN 2011, April 6, 2011 , HEADLINES in the Los Angeles Times reported just 1 month after the tsunami, that the seawater near Fukushima has been found to be incredibly radioactive….
WHY DIDN'T OUR GOVERNMENT OR JAPAN'S START EXTREME EMERGENCY CLEANUP OR ASK FOR INTERNATIONAL HELP, OR ASK FOR FEASIBLE PLANS TO STOP THIS THEN?
Tokyo Electric Power Co. had said Tuesday that it had found iodine-131 at 7.5 million times the legal limit in a seawater sample taken near the facility, and government officials instituted a health limit for radioactivity in fish. Other samples were found to contain radioactive cesium at 1.1 million times the legal limit.Just because the mainstream media is not talking much about all of this radiation does not mean that it is not affecting the United States….
*Radiation from Fukushima has been detected in seaweed in Puget Sound.
*Radiation from Fukushima has been detected in the drinking water in numerous states.
*Radiation from Fukushima has been discovered in milk in numerous states.
*Very high levels of radiation continue to be detected in rainwater in the northwest United States.
This is a slow motion nightmare that is going to play out for years and years.
Some nuclear experts claim that it could be up to 50 or 100 years before any of the nuclear material at the Fukushima complex will cool down enough to be removed from the facility.
Now, nearly three years later, the most pressing worry is the spent nuclear fuel rods, which are still precariously stored in a pool above the damaged and unstable Reactor 4. McNeill said there are thousands of nuclear fuel rods in Reactor 4, which must be extracted one by one. Last month TEPCO began the delicate, and dangerous, yearlong task of transferring those fuel rods — more than 1,300 in all, amounting to some 400 tons of uranium — to a safer location. Some experts have pointed out the serious risks of this process, Journalist David McNeill, who has been covering Japan since 2000, said.
“For example, if there was another earthquake, another major earthquake, it could trigger another radioactive disaster,” he said.
But the real headache comes from the hundreds of tons of melted radioactive fuel in Reactors 1, 2 and 3. McNeill said that TEPCO only has “the vaguest idea” of where the molten fuel sits, and a constant flow of water is necessary to keep the molten uranium from heating up. TEPCO has built thousands of tanks to store the daily flood of contaminated water, but it is running out of space.
YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY, ,I'M SURE...NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE MOLTEN FUEL CORES ARE.
WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUOUSLY BE RADIATED BY FUKUSHIMA FOR WELL OVER 100 YEARS!
THAT'S JUST THE TRUTH OF IT.
THE BBC SUGGESTED IN DECEMBER THAT THIS "FUEL ROD EXTRACTION" IS JUST A DIVERSION FROM THE FACT THAT THOSE MOLTEN CORES CANNOT BE FOUND, CANNOT EVER BE "TURNED OFF".
BBC Dec. 6, 2013 : Work at Fukushima Unit 4 a “distraction”; The “real nightmare” is coming from 3 molten cores —
NYTimes: Melted fuel is “all over the place…
Nuclear Engineer: Radioactive plumes always coming out of Fukushima Unit 3 — “Water is not getting to hotspots… it’s because of melted core” — Fission may be taking place underneath reactor
WE'RE BEING TOLD MORE LIES BY JAPAN AND OUR OWN OFFICIALS?
WHY WEREN'T WE SIMPLY TOLD WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?.
.I JUST KEEP COMING BACK TO THAT.
AND SINCE IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT NUCLEAR EXPERTS AND TEPCO KNEW FROM THE FIRST MONTH THAT THIS WAS A CATASTROPHIC EVENT THAT WOULD POLLUTE OUR ENTIRE PLANET, OUR BODIES, EVERYTHING FOR DECADES TO THOUSANDS OF YEARS, WHY DOES IT CONTINUE, UNRELENTINGLY PUMPING MORE AND MORE AND MORE DEADLY POISONS INTO US AND INTO ALL THERE IS?
WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE, ANYONE TELL US THEY CAN STOP THIS?
IS IT BECAUSE THEY NEVER CAN?
WE NEED ANSWERS!!!
Former nuclear industry insider Arnold Gundersen recently put it this way….
“With Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and now with Fukushima, you can pinpoint the exact day and time they started,” he said, “But they never end.”