Jan 2, 2014
Radiation levels were skyrocketing across the West Coast IN JANUARY THIS YEAR, as shown in this video (ABOVE)." It seems that extremely high levels of radiation are consistently being reached on the West Coast now WITHOUT RADCON 5 alert being issued."
Particles caught in clockwise circulations (NEAR THE U.S. WEST COAST) are embedded in fair weather high pressure systems and their radioactivity will persist for longer periods
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE HIGHEST RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES ARE CONSTANTLY DRAWN IN FROM JAPAN TOWARD THE WEST COAST.
The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:
Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California. Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m−3
Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/government-responds-to-nuclear-accident-by-trying-to-raise-acceptable-radiation-levels-and-pretending-that-radiation-is-good-for-us.htmlAn update to the 1992 manual is being planned, and if the “Dr. Strangelove” wing of the EPA has its way, here is what it means (brace yourself for these ludicrous increases):
- A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90;
- A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and
- An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63.
WHY, WHY, WHY PUT HUMAN BEINGS AT SUCH HIGH RISK ?
The government also changed the testing standards for seafood to pretend that higher levels of toxic PAHs in our food was business-as-usual.
EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California.
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH Environmental Scientist Marco Kaltofen PE, with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, HE REVEALED...
<<We all carry around a filter and it is called our lungs. We filter out particles in our lungs the same that a radiation collecting filter accumulates 'hot' particles. We have people sending us air filters from Japan, and we spread them out on photographic Xray film, and it blackens the film due to the radiation. Even samples in the US, there are 1 or 2 particles that blacken the film from a filter, so we know there are more that we are not testing or seeing.
There have been atomic bomb tests, and there are still particles floating around in the air from that time. Fukushima is unique and the particles it gave off are unique. So when you find the shorter lived isotopes, such as Cesium 134, it is from a relatively recent event, like Fukushima. Cesium 134 is a fingerprint for Fukushima, not from Chernobyl, or from the nuclear bomb tests.
We certainly do see hot particles in the US. The winds blow from west to east. We are east of Japan. If you take a big enough air sample, you find a lot more. After the first pulse, it was easy to detect them in the USA. We saw the first pulse show up in Boston, Mass.
We also have what is called a rain out effect. If a rain happens, then 'hot' particles come down in the rain, in a specific place. This can happen in Oregon or Washington, in certain small locations. The rain can create 'hot' spots on the ground. There is no way to find these isolated hot spots all over the US. It is impossible. The hot particle will do the same damage in the US or in Japan.
I just got back from Hanford, where we did testing. At Hanford, the most contaminated site in US, we are going to be dealing with it for THOUSANDS of years. The place is a sieve, and radiation is spreading out into the environment. People doing the remediation work are getting contaminated with radioactive dust, which goes home with them. We are documenting things that go on there, and working with whistleblowers and doing testing and safety issue-related things.
Why wouldn't testing apply to the Dept of Energy as far as safety and testing? How much radiation are families being exposed to? How much are 1st Nation families being exposed to when they eat the fish coming up the Columbia river? >>
KNOWING FULL WELL THAT PLUTONIUM WAS RELEASED IN GREAT QUANTITY BY FUKUSHIMA'S ACCIDENT, AND KNOWING WHAT ONE PARTICLE OF PLUTONIUM CAN DO TO HUMAN LING TISSUE, I HAVE TO WONDER WHY OUR GOVERNMENT HAS NOT ISSUED HEALTH ALERTS TO AMERICAN CITIZENS ...WHAT 1 PARTICLE OF INHALED PLUTONIUM DOES TO LUNG TISSUE: http://www.nuclear.com/archive/2012/11/23/alpha_tracks_in_lung_tissue.jpg]
NOT ONCE SINCE 2011 HAVE WE HAD A WARNING ABOUT KNOWN HEALTH ISSUES. AND OUR GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO CONSTANTLY MONITOR THIS EVER-INCOMING RADIATION, OR OUR SOIL, OR OUR FOOD, OR OUR DRINKING WATER!
NOT ONCE SINCE 2011 HAVE WE HAD A WARNING ABOUT KNOWN HEALTH ISSUES. AND OUR GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO CONSTANTLY MONITOR THIS EVER-INCOMING RADIATION, OR OUR SOIL, OR OUR FOOD, OR OUR DRINKING WATER!
REPORTS BY NOAA CONFIRMED HIGH LEVELS ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO , BUT MAINSTREAM MEDIA SIMPLY REFUSED TO COMMENT ON ANY REPORTS OF HIGH RADIATION LEVELS IN THE U.S.
Iodine-131, Cesium-137, and Cesium-134, Tellurium, Uranium and Strontium, AT LEAST 3 "types" of Plutonium, and a POSSIBLE 1000+ OTHER "silent killers" have been sent into the atmosphere from the Fukushima site, & CAN emanate from ANY nuclear reactor site THAT IS LEAKING.
BACK IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, RADIATION LEVELS EXCEEDED "RADCON LEVEL 4" ALL OVER THE WEST COAST AND FURTHER INLAND.
01/14/2014: Half Moon Bay (Surfer’s beach), California: 374 CPM
Fresh crab purchased in half-moon bay on that day also measured very high levels of radiation.
ALSO IN JANUARY, IDAHO WAS SEEING SOME ALARMINGLY HIGH LEVELS:
January 14, 2014: Idaho Falls CPM: current 408 Low 237 High 693
<<Normal background radiation levels should typically hover below or around 30 counts per minute using this type detection meter.>>.
WEST COAST LEVELS IN JANUARY EXCEEDED 500 TIMES THE "NORMAL LEVEL", BUT OUR GOVERNMENT SOUNDED NO ALARMS.
THEY AREN'T EVEN BOTHERING TO MONITOR LEVELS MUCH ANYMORE.
WHAT'S THE POINT, THEY MAY THINK...THE U.S. IS FRIED ANYWAY!
AGAIN IN FEBRUARY, THE WEST COAST WAS SHOWING READINGS ABOVE "RADCON 5".
AGAIN, NOTHING FROM GOOD OLD "HOMELAND SECURITY", EPA, DOE, NO ONE.
NO ALARMS WENT OFF TO ALERT THE PEOPLE...
WE KNEW IT WAS BAD 2 YEARS AGO!
NOAA ISSUED ITS REPORT THEN:
A team of scientists led by Joke F Lübbecke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory have published the 2012 findings of an experiment recently conducted to measure the impact of last year’s nuclear disaster and the results are eye-opening to say the least. By simulating the spreading of contaminated ocean waters and seeing how currents could carry them across the Pacific from Japan to the US, scientists believe that the worst might be still on the way.
“Within one year it will have spread over the entire western half of the North Pacific .” Claus Böning, co-author of the study said.
Böning adds that “The levels of radiation that hit the US coast will be small relative to the levels released by Fukushima,” yet he fails to exactly stand by that statement in the fullest.
“But we cannot estimate accurately what those levels will be because we do not know for certain what was released by Fukushima,” the doctor adds.
In fact, others fear that contaminated ocean waters may collect in packets and produce waves of highly concentrated nuclear toxins that could pose a dangerous toll to Americans.
The paper itself reads, “After 10 years the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast off Baja California.”
“The magnitude of additional peak radioactivity should drop to values comparable to the pre-Fukushima levels after 6–9 years (i.e. total peak concentrations would then have declined below twice pre-Fukushima levels),” it continues.
“By then the tracer cloud will span almost the entire North Pacific, with peak concentrations off the North American coast an order-of-magnitude higher than in the western Pacific.”
“The total peak radioactivity levels would then still be about twice the pre-Fukushima values,” the paper’s abstract reveals, discussing what long-term impacts could come to America’s West Coast.
THE AIR, THE AIR AND THE FALLING RAIN!!!
THE SOIL CONTAMINATION FROM THE RAIN!!!
TELL US ABOUT THOSE!!!
NOT UNTIL THE EAST COAST STARTED GETTING THOSE HIGH LEVELS AS THE FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT DRIFTED ACROSS THE NATION TO THE EAST COAST DID MAJOR NEWS SOURCES BEGIN REPORTING THE RISE ON THE WEST COAST!
EVEN THE MINDLESS JOKERS AT FOX NEWS CALLED THE GOVERNMENT OUT ON THE LIES AND DISTORTIONS OF TRUTH WHEN IT PRESENTED THE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE BY CLICKING ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW:
Shepard Smith, Fox News, Feb. 25, 2014: “What a fantastical incredible lie” the government told over Fukushima, “It’s now reached shores of North America” — “We knew… and simply could not prove” it."
NO, YOU KNEW AND WOULD NOT REPORT IT!
The East Coast got lit up by RADCON 4 alerts issued for Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia.
(CLICK ON LINK BELOW)
- At minute 52:00 of the interview —
Host: Is there an untold story about Tohoku that you… believe should be told?
- Martin Fackler of the New York Times Pulitzer-Prize nominated reporting team: Yeah… it’s so hard in Japan to talk about the radiation issue, like how bad is it really… There is a sense that if you even talk about these issues, you’re hurting the poor people of Fuksuhima. Therefore, we shouldn’t talk about it. That’s just not right… The folks who don’t want us to talk about it are the government, because they don’t want to pay compensation… I feel like there is a lot going on in Fukushima that just doesn’t get talked about in the local media, not necessarily for government cover-up sort of issues, but self restraint or self censorship. Even papers that are pretty strong in their reporting on Tepco in some ways, like the Tokyo Shimbun, won’t talk about these issues because they’re afraid that somehow its unpatriotic to talk about radiation. There’s a lot of questions and issues that are not being talked about, and I think they should be talked and if there is damage to the people of Fukushima that’s the responsibility of Tepco…
- Host: Are you at all afraid of this new secrecy law affecting your sources, for example, on the nuclear issues?
- Fackler: Yeah, I am — the government gives us reassurances…
My biggest concern is none of these protections of journalism that
bureaucrats give you, these verbal reassurances that journalists won’t
be affected by the law, none of them are in writing. The law itself
doesn’t contain any of these reassurances, so we get these verbal
reassurances: “It’s not aimed at journalists; it’s not aimed at
journalism; it’s not aimed at transparency and public discourse.” But if
you look at the law, none of that is in there. The law actually leaves a
lot of leeway, that if somebody else were to interpret that a different
way, you actually could throw people in prison.
All the government has to do is say this is a secret and your source gets put into prison and perhaps you as well. It does worry me that the language is so broad and so vague that it could be taken a different way very easily.
Researchers have announced that radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been discovered in seawater west of Vancouver off the coast of Canada, confirming predictions that the radiation would reach the west coast by early 2014 [INSTEAD OF 2015].The findings were announced at the annual American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences meeting in Honolulu yesterday (02/25/2014).
Fukushima’s radiation reached Canada before the US on the powerful Kuroshio Current. It’s predicted to flow south and then circle back to Hawaii,” reports Planet Save.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide (SOURCE:https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5cd0c1800435272c80ad292aeb9d1ba7&tab=core&tabmode=list&) , the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, but a DHHS official denied that the purchase was connected to the Fukushima crisis.
High levels of radioactivity have already been detected on beaches in San Francisco, although officials were quick to assert that the findings had no connection to Fukushima.
SO, WHAT ARE THE HIGH LEVELS ATTRIBUTED TO?
SURELY THERE MUST BE SOME PAT ANSWER PROVIDED BY THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY GUYS, RIGHT?
OR MAYBE FROM TEPCO, THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT?
YEAH, WE'VE SEEN HOW HONEST ALL THOSE HAVE BEEN....NOT HONEST AT ALL!
LEST WE FORGET: <<The thyroid cancers & leukemias from the Chernobyl disaster did not appear until 4 years LATER! THEY ARE STILL MANIFESTING IN TODAY'S POPULATION NEAR THE REACTOR SITE AND DOWNWIND FROM THERE.>>
IN THEIR "FAQs", WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE HAS THIS TO OFFER:
<<The effects of Chernobyl were felt well beyond Ukraine in part because the amount of radioactive material released was large and because it also included substances such as plutonium that have very long half-lives. >>
FUKUSHIMA HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS AT LEAST 10 TIMES WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL, AND SEVERAL "TYPES" OF PLUTONIUM WERE RELEASED AND HAVE BEEN DETECTED MANY MILES FROM THE DAIICHI PLANT THERE!
WHEN THE MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS HAPPENED AT FUKUSHIMA, NO ONE YET KNOWS WHAT WAS RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.
<<The coastal fisheries remain closed in Japan near Fukushima, where there is a concern for some species, especially the bottom dwelling ones, which are being tested and many have been found to be above the Japanese government's strict limits for cesium in seafood.>>
OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT EVEN TESTING FISH/SEAFOOD IN OUR WATERS BECAUSE NO FEDERAL "DEPARTMENT" CLAIMS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT!
AND, I BELIEVE THE "ACCEPTABLE LEVELS" FOR RADIATION IN FOODS HAS BEEN RAISED TWICE NOW, BOTH BY JAPAN AND BY THE USA...IT MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE...
Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California:
“Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate 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). Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011)
<<However, crops and other vegetation near the reactor site (including grass that cows eat to produce milk) that receive fallout from the atmosphere, build up radioactivity, can remain contaminated even if washed.
When these foods are consumed, a person receives much of this dose internally, often a more severe pathway to receive radiation than by external exposure.>>
AND WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN CROPS THAT ARE GROWN IN CONTAMINATED SOIL?TRY THIS...DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR THIS SPECIFIC PHRASE:
CROP MUTATIONS FROM FUKUSHIMA IN THE U.S
ALL ACROSS AMERICA, ALL ACROSS JAPAN, ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, THIS IS HAPPENING NOW, ALREADY.
Because bottom-dwellers contained more cesium than fish living higher up in the water column, cesium may have accumulated in sediments on the seafloor or in the worms and other invertebrates that live in the sediments. And because it takes 30 years for half of a sample of cesium to break down, Buesseler speculated that decades could pass before exposure levels decline significantly.
It's not clear exactly what the results mean for human health.
Units of Radiation are confusing. When you start reading the news/literature/blogs, there are what seems like a billion different units to explain radiation.
ALSO, alpha radiation from naturally occurring Polonium-210 is more damaging to biological tissues than gamma radiation from Cesium-137. Even if you absorbed the same number of Grays from Cesium or Polonium, you would still effectively receive more damaging radiation from Polonium because the number of Sieverts is higher for Polonium than Cesium.
THE DEFINITIONS, SIMPLIFIED:
Becquerel[Bq] or Curie[Ci]: radiation emitted from a radioactive material (1 Ci = 3.7 × 1010 Bq)
Gray [Gy] or Rad[rad]: radiation absorbed by another material (1Gy = 100 rad)
Sieverts[Sv]* or “roentgen equivalent in man”[rem]: how badly radiation will damage biological tissue (1 Sv = 100 rem)
Fukushima Released Massive Amounts of Plutonium; Being Found In Japan, The Pacific Ocean And Inside Many US Cities
Reactor Designer: “It was a nuclear explosion” at Fukushima Unit 3 after ‘supercritical condition’ — Sudden increase in plutonium, uranium recorded by U.S. at several EPA stations
Plutonium scattered after blast — ABC: “There’s willful denial and lying going on here, even at the highest levels”
[Ken Buesseler, at Woods Hold Oceanographic Institution, researched this subject and also found plutonium. It may be hard to believe that all of this can be covered up, but the history of nuclear disaster coverups is also clear. ]
Plutonium ratio 200 times higher than government says.
What prevails is a well organized camouflage
The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, THE ENTIRE PACIFIC OCEAN AND EVERY NATION BORDERING IT, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been fully acknowledged nor addressed in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion by the Japanese authorities NOR BY THE UNITED STATES.
Japan as a nation state has been destroyed. Its landmass and territorial waters are contaminated. Part of the country is uninhabitable. High levels of radiation have been recorded in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which has a population of 39 million (2010) (more than the population of Canada, circa 34 million (2010)) There are indications that the food chain is contaminated throughout Japan:
Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in tea made in a factory in Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous tea producing areas in Japan.
A tea distributor in Tokyo reported to the prefecture that it detected high levels of radioactivity in the tea shipped from the city. The prefecture ordered the factory to refrain from shipping out the product. After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima, June 15, 2011)
WILL THIS BE US IN A FEW YEARS?
IS THIS WHAT WE CAN ALL LOOK FORWARD TO HERE?
ALASKA ASKS FOR GOVERNMENT MONITORING AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF FUKUSHIMA RADIATION IN ALASKA.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Mar. 12, 2014: [...] By a unanimous vote Monday, the Fairbanks City Council passed a resolution urging the state and federal government, as well as the United Nations, to do more radiation testing in Alaska waters. The resolution was introduced by Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart and had the support of the council and several people who came to testify.
Concern about Fukuskima radiation also was raised at the Tanana Chiefs Conference convention Tuesday in Fairbanks. P.J. Simon, a delegate from Allakaket, said possible radiation in migrating salmon posed a risk to subsistence activities. [...] “We need to be vigilant on this,” [Senator Lisa] Murkowski said.
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO ASK, BUT, EVEN IF WE DO ASK, WE WON'T BE GETTING THAT MONITORING UNTIL ENOUGH PEOPLE DEMAND IT...WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
- WHEREAS, available information from scientific sources, the government of Japan, and the corporate operator of the facility, reveal unprecedented large and ongoing releases of extremely dangerous radioisotopes to the atmosphere and the ocean; and
- WHEREAS, there are no safe levels of radiation emitted from manmade isotopes, and human and animal ingestion and/or contact with them constitutes grave risk for many forms of cancer and multiple dysfunctions in biological systems [...]
- NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City Council of the City of Fairbanks, Alaska, urges the federal government, State of Alaska, and the United Nations to begin a thorough and ongoing monitoring program of Alaska’s coastal water resources, its major fresh water streams and lakes, particularly surface waters that supply potable water to citizens. The monitoring program should be adequately funded to accomplish scientific analysis at the University of Alaska, wherein it will identify and quantify levels of radioisotopes in commercial seafood and subsistence foods. Data should be published on a web site dedicated to that purpose.
- Section 2. PASSED and APPROVED this 10th day of March 2014.
AND IF YOU THINK THE EPA IS ON OUR SIDE, THINK AGAIN!
WHISTLEBLOWERS WITHIN THE EPA HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE EPA IS "SOLD OUT" TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!
The EPA has become thoroughly politicized, and has been instrumental in many recent cover ups. For example, as Newsday noted in 2003:In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.The senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, and former the EPA ombudsman’s chief investigator accused the EPA of “doing a cover up” regarding the use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico, and said government agencies such as the EPA have been “sock puppets” for BP in this cover up”.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA.