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At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over – with updates
  • RadiationOpinion by Gary Stamper  - from collapsingintoconsciousness.com

    The
    heart-breaking news from Fukushima just keeps getting worse…a LOT
    worse…it is, quite simply, an out-of-control flow of death and
    destruction. TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking
    to the Pacific Ocean all along. and it’s NOT over….


    I find myself moving between the emotions of sorrow and anger.


    It now appears that anywhere from 300 to possibly over 450 tons of contaminated water that
    contains radioactive iodone, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90, is
    flooding into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daichi site everyday.
    To give you an idea of how bad that actually is, Japanese experts
    estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as as the Hiroshima
    and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945


    There’s
    a lot you’re not being told. Oh, the information is out there, but you
    have to dig pretty deep to find it, and you won’t find it on the
    corporate-owned evening news.


    • An MSNBC article in April of 2012 reported that seals
      and polar bears were found to have “external maladies” that consisted
      of fur loss and open sores, obvious signs of radiation burns from the
      Fukushima meltdown, despite the conclusions of the article.
    • Fukushima radiation appears to be causing an epidemic of dead and starving Sea Lions in California and the FDA has refused to test for radiation
    • Update: Huffington Post reports that the reactors used “dirty fuel,” a combination of plutonium
      and uranium (MOX), which means we can never return to this place again.
      This comes from a Russian nuclear physicist who is an expert on the
      kinds of gasses being released at Fukushima.
    • .Almost a third more US West Coast newborns may face thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster
    • Contaminated water from Fukushima reactors could double radioactivity levels of US coastal waters in 5 years — “We were surprised at how quickly the tracer spread”


    above: German Scientists have calculated the dispersion of Cs-137 in the Pacific Ocean


    WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE PACIFIC OCEAN FOOD CHAIN? – May 2013 – Researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology reported in early 2012 that they have detected
    radioactive cesium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in plankton
    collected from all 10 points in the Pacific they checked, with the
    highest levels at around 25 degrees north latitude and 150 degrees west
    longitude. Plankton, and the radiation they contain, moves right up the
    food chain through fish, whales, seals, etc., and when larger fish eat
    smaller fish.
    Kyodo: Highest levels of Fukushima contamination in plankton already east of Hawaii?


    A WARNING TO SEAFOOD LOVERS EVERYWHEREScientists
    previously reported higher-than-expected concentrations of radiation in
    fish off Japan. Now there are calls for testing of seafood sold in the
    U.S.
    Although
    contaminated air, rainfall and even radioactive debris from Japan have
    drifted toward the U.S. West Coast since the disaster occurred 2 1/2
    years ago, scientists are unclear about how the contaminated waters
    could impact the health of Americans, and while scientists say that 300
    tons of contaminate water is diluted in the Pacific, no one knows how
    long that’s been going during those 2 1/2 years as we also now know
    TEPCO has been lying all along.
    Nuclear
    experts are calling on the U.S. government to test West Coast waters
    and Pacific seafood sold in the U.S. in the wake of Japan’s alarming
    admission about an ongoing radiation leak, something the EPA and the FDA
    have so far refused to do, as they are only testing imported fish, not
    wild-caught.
    WHY? The only way to protect your children and grandchildren is by NOT EATING SEAFOOD from the Pacific Ocean until we have better information. Source.Information posted at the website of heThe Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California recommends not buying any fish from the Pacific Ocean or western states, including Baja.


    WHAT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TOLD ABOUT FISH CONTAMINATION


    • Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August, five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all 15 contained reactor byproducts cesium-134 and cesium-137.
    • The
      15 fish tested were only exposed to radiation for a short time. But
      bluefin arriving in California now will have been exposed to the
      Fukushima radiation for much longer.
    • Unlike
      some other compounds, radioactive cesium does not quickly sink to the
      sea bottom but remains dispersed in the water column, from the surface
      to the ocean floor.
      Fish
      can swim right through it, ingesting it through their gills, by taking
      in seawater or by eating organisms that have already taken it in.
    • The overwhelming scientific consensus is that there is no safe level of radiation … and radiation consumed and taken into the body is much more dangerous than background radiation.
    • The Telegraph notes
      that scientists tagged a bluefin tuna and found that it crossed between
      Japan and the West Coast three times in 600 days: All Pacific migratory
      fish are likely Fukushima contaminated. 
    • Why have Contaminated Alaskan Halibut been found even though halibut don’t migrate? The cesium-134 contamination from radioactive plumes doesn’t just fall on land.
    • Study
      shows Fukushima nuclear pollution becoming more concentrated as it
      approaches U.S. West Coast — Plume crosses ocean in a nearly straight
      line toward N. America — Appears to stay together with little dispersion
      (MODEL)
    • Pacific herring in
      Canada bleeding from eyeballs, faces, fins, tails — I’ve never seen
      fish looking this bad — All 100 examined were bloody — Officials
      informed of hemorrhaging soon after 3/11 — Gov’t ignoring problem.
    • Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low
      on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” —
      “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and
      Russia also affected.
    • Japan Times: Fukushima Daiichi radioactive water problems seem ‘uncontainable’ — Believed to be wreaking environmental havoc upon Pacific Ocean.
    • Reuters: Crisis deepening at Fukushima nuclear plant; Upgraded to ‘Level 3 Serious Incident’
      — Represents a 100-fold increase in “severity of a radiological
      release” — Tepco says highly radioactive leakage continues, but unknown
      where from.

    • It’s
      more than obvious that TEPCO officials have no idea what they’re doing,
      and the big question is why aren’t world governments jumping in to
      contain what’s going on? Meanwhile, the Pacific Ocean may very well be
      dying.

    Australian Physician and anti-nuclear advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott Warns of Contaminated Fish and Ocean


    Japan Nuclear Crisis: The Dangers of Radiation



    Also see this video of her speaking in 2012 


    Quotes from Dr Caldicott


    • “Plumes of radioactivity from Fukushima are migrating in the Pacific towards the U.S. West Coast.”
    • “[Chernobel]] is one of the most monstrous cover-ups in the history of medicine”
    • “Then we extrapolate to japan. Japan is – by orders of magnitude – many times worse than Chernobyl.”
    • “I
      knew the three GE engineers who helped design the GE Mark 1 reactors.
      They resigned because they knew they were dangerous. Japan built them on
      an earthquake fault.”
    • Diablo
      and San Onofre are both built on earthquake faults, haven’t you seen
      enough of an earthquake to see what it does…and in a tsunami area.”



    What is the greatest threat to humanity? We are, of course
    ….and
    our technology. Like a dangerous weapon in the hands of a child,
    technology has overtaken our capacity to control potential consequences
    Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute,
    led by director Nick Bostrom, says we have entered this new kind of
    technological era that we have no track record of  surviving.


    Our
    technological intelligence may have the potential for creating a better
    world, but so far, in areas of the economy, genetics and biologics,
    arms and warfare, security and surveillance, as well as the environment
    and energy, technology is also completely indifferent to the law of
    unintended consequences.


    Fukushima is what happens when we have the moral responsibility of infants and the technology of adults.


     


    Update: August 16th, 2013


    It’s
    been an interesting 36 hours: This website went from 200-300 visitors a
    day to 0ver 16,000 visitors yesterday and over 39,000 today (so far!).
    There have also been more comments than any other post that has appeared
    here, and honestly, the majority of them have been negative.


    It
    started with the graphic that I posted. It turns out, unknowingly to
    me, that it was an image from NOAA that showed the Tsunami wave height
    that had been edited to look like the Pacific Ocean Fukushima radiation
    path.  I’m going to look for updated information and will change the
    graphic and accompanying information as soon as I have time to look for
    it. Unfortunately, the gigantic jump in viewership crashed my site and
    I’ve been working on that since yesterday morning. Support and I finally
    figured out what had happened and I have upgraded the site to handle
    the traffic.


    The
    negative comments seem to be mostly from people who aren’t willing to
    have a conversation, demanding that I take the article down, that it’s
    not credible, that the information is garbage, and even with some
    resorting to name calling and insults. I have left them all up.  Even
    the one that says I don’t have dose counts. Well, if the FDA would
    actually do dose counts, we might be able to know that, but since
    they’ve refused to measure radiation, we can’t know.


    We
    should just trust them when they tell us the radiation levels are safe
    (levels that keep on changing), that GMO’s are not harmful, that we
    don’t do do experiments on US citizens, that we’re not spying on the
    American people, the economy is improving, and that we should live in
    fear of terrorists. I ask, who are the real terrorists?


    Support
    and I were concerned the the site crash was caused by a “denial of
    service attack,” but after checking the access logs, we agreed it wasn’t
    likely, but not out of the question. I find it unbelievable one article
    could cause that drastic of a jump in hits. There’s also been a
    significant number of new members, non of whom are paying or making
    donations. Let’s see if it holds. I doubt it.


    I
    believe the article is credible and that while reasonable people can
    disagree, a lot of the negative comments a have a “climate-denier” feel
    to them. How many years has that argument been going on? Most people are
    going to believe what they want – or have to – believe. it’s not coming
    through mainstream sources so it can’t be true? Get real.


    For
    those who say that if I don’t take the article down, “it clearly shows
    they are not interested in facts, only in trashing the system,” in case
    you haven’t noticed, the system needs no help being trashed…it’s
    perfectly capable of doing that itself.


    Meanwhile, here’s some more fodder for the fodder cannons.


    MSN:
    Nuclear experts call for testing U.S. West Coast waters and Pacific
    seafood for Fukushima contamination — “I definitely recommend FDA and
    EPA increase their vigilance”


    The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Worse


    Water, Water Everywhere: Incentives and Options at #Fukushima Daiichi and Beyond


    Insight: After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up




    Update: August 18th, 2013


    The
    original map posted in the article that many pointed out was an edited
    version of wave height has been replaced with a video simulation from this article,  can also be viewed on You Tube, and  is originally from this website.
    Thanks to sharp and informed readers for sending me links. One
    commenter said that the simulation is sorely in need of updating as a
    result of new information, but does not post a link.


    I’ll
    be responding to many of the comments and adding new information and
    updates  in tomorrow’s CIC Newsletter (issue #28, 4/19/2013), which will
    be solely dedicated to the Fukushima disaster and it’s implications. If
    you’re not on my mailing list, you can get on here or pick it up off of my Facebook page.


    Update: August 21st, 2013


    I have been accused of plagiarism and copyright violation from a source website (see the accusation here
    ) in spite of the message on the website that says, “DUST OFF YOUR
    BLOGS AND GET ACTIVE AGAIN ABOUT FUKUSHIMA! Share, like, tweet, flip
    out!.”


    As
    many of you know, CIC is a non-commercial and educational 501(c)3
    organization. I stand by the use of the quotes from that website because
    I feel that it falls within “Fair Use” parameters because we were
    acting in a “news reporting” mode providing commentary for the purpose
    of informing the public. Determination of whether copyright infringement
    has taken place can ultimately only be decided in a federal court. In
    the meantime, the legal department of my webhost, bluehost, has sent me
    an email stating that I must remove the article within 48 hours or they
    will take my website down. I’ll be contacting my attorney next and then
    issue a statement to them about fair use regulations. Here’s why this
    falls under fair use:


    • I have not profited from the use (we’re a non-profit)
    • There is no commercial activity
    • There is no entertainment
    • There is no bad-faith behavior (Links to the original sections were provided)
    • There is no denying credit to the quotes from the original author
    • The quotes were used for teaching
    • The quotes were used in a transformative use with an entirely different summation

    Meantime,
    I have removed every quote and every link from that website, replacing
    them with other links and information that I believe do not affect the
    article whatsoever. This new version will stay up at  this point. I’ll
    keep you posted on any new developments.


    Meanwhile,
    if you’re one of dozens of websites that have reposted my original
    article, you may freely repost this one with my permission, as even
    though may work is also copyrighted, anyone is free to repost it with a
    credit back to this website.


    Update, Sept. 4th, 2013


    Here’s a “see if you can stomach it” video
    from Steven Starr, Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program
    at the University of Missouri and is an Associate member of the Nuclear
    Age Peace Foundation and has been published by the Bulletin of the
    Atomic Scientists. His writings appear on the websites of PSR, the
    Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, the Moscow Institute of Physics and
    Technology Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies,
    Scientists for Global Responsibility, and the International Network of
    Scientists Against Proliferation. Since 2007, he has worked with the
    governments of Switzerland, Chile, and New Zealand, in support of their
    efforts at the United Nations to eliminate thousands of high-alert,
    launch-ready nuclear weapons.


    Those
    you who compare the amount of potassium in bananas to the Fukushima
    release or who minimize the effects of the radiation really need to see this.

    http://www.collapsingintoconsciousness.com/at-the-very-least-your-days-of-eating-pacific-ocean-fish-are-over/

    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
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  • Today i bought canned Tuna, and Sardines.Thinking exactly the same thing. Thinking i should enjoy eating these for the last time...
  • I try to buy sardines from Portugal or N.W. Scotland (tartan pack? lol) I figure there's a fighting chance they'll be ok. But off tuna and only buying Tasmanian Salmon if available. I agree we should be careful. Read where shrimp (prawns) from Thailand have been suffering from a disease for a couple of years. Why we import those when Australian ones are better I don't understand. Guess ours go to Saudi Arabia.
    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
  • I love fish, oh well. 
  • image
    How the food chain works!
    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
  • They may take my life, but they'll never take my tuna.
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    "All men naturally love freedom and hate servitude." - Gaius Julius Caesar
  • Am I going to need to use a Geiger counter before every meal now? That's going to make dinner interesting!
  • In the not to distant future sets of cutlery will probably come with one as standard!
    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
  • The cousin of one of my co-workers bought a Geiger counter at a garage sale last year. When he got it home, he started trying it out around his house. It turned out that all of his canned tuna showed much higher radiation counts than anything else in the house. He promptly threw out all of his pacific seafood products and hasn't touched any since.
    Doubt has ruined more lives than failure.
  • In the not to distant future sets of cutlery will probably come with one as standard!





    It will be next years big ticket Christmas item!
  • tazweiss said:

    The cousin of one of my co-workers bought a Geiger counter at a garage sale last year. When he got it home, he started trying it out around his house. It turned out that all of his canned tuna showed much higher radiation counts than anything else in the house. He promptly threw out all of his pacific seafood products and hasn't touched any since.



    Crazy.
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    "All men naturally love freedom and hate servitude." - Gaius Julius Caesar
  • The Pacific Ocean death will soon enough lead to the death of all other oceans/ seas.  Anyone want to speculate on when that will be?  The PO death cannot be stopped, human stupidity reigns.
  • I agree,  tomwoods55. We're hoping the currents keep it (the radioactive elements) all together neat and tidy with north divided from south and self contained seas and oceans. Water is water and like air just mixes eventually. Additionally we're hearing of instances where radioactive waste is being found dumped in the worlds oceans all over the place and left to rust away.  At the local Fish Shop we have no idea where the fish we buy comes from and mostly the fish shop owner's can't or won't tell us. Same with canned fish. I've x'd any fish that doesn't come from Australia off my list, but even then.......? So would you like salt or cesium with that Sir?
    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
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    "Real power is achieved when the ruling class controls the material essentials of life, granting and withholding them from the masses as if they were privileges." - George Orwell
  • The Pacific Ocean death will soon enough lead to the death of all other oceans/ seas.  Anyone want to speculate on when that will be?  The PO death cannot be stopped, human stupidity reigns.



    It's very possible, Tom.

    Welcome to the forum, sir.
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    "All men naturally love freedom and hate servitude." - Gaius Julius Caesar
  • The Pacific Ocean death will soon enough lead to the death of all other oceans/ seas.  Anyone want to speculate on when that will be?  The PO death cannot be stopped, human stupidity reigns.



    Hey welcome Tom  :-bd
    The sad thing is the amount of people who see this coming (myself included) and are doing nothing...when is it too early to act? why are people who can make a difference so afraid to say so NO? Why is it so taboo to mention the state of our once great nation? -mrpops09

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