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India Halts All Food Imports From Japan After Fukushima Fish Found With Excess Radioactivity

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:38 | 1138676 TruthInSunshine
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The pollies will show up screaming that BRIC & POMO will save the world 'o equities, and that Japan will have Fukushima cleaned up and like brand new in a few weeks.

Step right up to The Bernank's Funhouse, and be exhilarated just like you were in 2008, folks, because you'll never be wrong being long with The Bernank Put under yo ass.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:38 | 1138684 Thorlyx
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"brand new"  or glowing new ?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 21:24 | 1139385 nkktwotwozero
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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:51 | 1140288 espirit
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Worse, much worse. Report from on site and on the ground in NuKuFuKu although dated.


Wed, 04/06/2011 - 09:28 | 1140391 Sweet Chicken
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The article doesn't speak of the SFP until two thirds into the second page. They report that the danger posed by them is greater than the cores yet there is little or no reporting on them.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 22:05 | 1139482 Homey Da Clown
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Radiation too high? No problem. Simply raise the "safe" level!


Japan’s government announced on Tuesday its first radiation safety standards for fish, hours after the operator of a crippled nuclear power plant said that seawater collected near the facility contained radiation several million times the legal limit.

The new standards were announced after a sample of kounago fish, or sand lance, that was caught last Friday off the coast halfway between the plant and Tokyo was found to have high levels of radioactive iodine 131.

The small fish had 4,080 becquerels of iodine 131 per kilogram (2.2 pounds). The new standard allows up to 2,000 becquerels of iodine 131 per kilogram…


Too bad other countries are not buying the BS.


Food Contaminants, Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, April 1, 2011:

[Emphasis Added]

What are the criteria adopted at present in testing the level of radioactive contamination in Japanese food products, and the measures to be adopted when some food products are found to have a level of radioactive contamination exceeding the normal standard?

CFS currently adopts the standards laid down by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which are international standards, in the Guidelines Levels for Radionuclides in Food following Accidental Nuclear Contamination in testing the radiation levels of food. Relevant radionuclides include iodine-131 (100 Bq/kg), caesium-134 and caesium-137 (1,000 Bq/kg), etc, which are most closely associated with health risks.

If a consignment of food is tested to have exceeded the contamination standard, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will immediately detain that consignment and arrange for disposal.


And like clockwork, the Obama Administration keeps telling people to disregard the BIG RED WARNING signs...


U.S. public-health officials sought Tuesday to reassure consumers about the safety of food in the U.S., including seafood, amid news that fish contaminated with unusually high levels of radioactive materials had been caught in waters 50 miles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

No contaminated fish have turned up in the U.S., or in U.S. waters, according to experts from the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They expressed confidence that even a single fish sufficiently contaminated to pose a risk to human health would be detected by the U.S. monitoring system.

They also dismissed concerns that eating fish contaminated at the levels seen so far in Japan would pose such a risk.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 22:45 | 1139561 Flounder
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Nothing is fucked here Dude. Nothing is fucked. They're a bunch of fucking amateurs!


Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director-general of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said Japan was trying to adhere to its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to avoid contamination of the ocean.




Tue, 04/05/2011 - 23:32 | 1139672 Al Gorerhythm
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Japan dumping radioactive waste into the sea for scientific purposes. Next they'll tell us that the purpose is to spread the risk thereby reducing systemic risk. Sounds all too familiar. AAA contamination rating by raising the contamination safety levels.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 07:47 | 1140110 jus_lite_reading
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THIS is definitely bullshi... I mean bullish for the Japanese fishing industry. And whats bullish for their fishing industry is bullish for the whole auto industry and whats bullish for the suto industry is bullish for home builders here in the US of A...... YEE HAW!

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 00:35 | 1139785 nkktwotwozero
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Teh Bernank did himself a TEPCO.

NOT 2% inflation, 200,000%!



Brawndo! It's got what Nuclear Plants Crave!

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:40 | 1140260 Commander Cody
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How much ya wanna bet that most countries will raise "acceptable" levels of radioactive contamination in food and water in order to avoid a systemic financial breakdown?  Black swans to the left of me, black swans to the right, stuck in the middle again.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 14:32 | 1142041 pyite
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Please keep in mind the incredibly short half life of radio-iodine.  Yes this is a problem, but not a permanent one.  If they find fish with excessive levels of Plutonium, on the other hand, we are fucked.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:02 | 1138733 anonnn
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OT...NHK reports Reactors 5 and 6 flooding to threaten EmergDieselGens in turbine bldgs.that power coolant pumps.


Also see youtube today by "leakspinner" in Tokyo [he refers to 4 and 5, then corrects to 5 and 6.]:


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:05 | 1138799 Thorlyx
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Don't worry, Tepco is in charge.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 22:30 | 1139513 Zero Govt
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...yep, here comes the Japanese Govt, an even bigger collection of clowns, to take over: "All is well, the fish will stop glowing, the Yen will stop rocketing, the stock market will hold and we'll even find tenants for Tokyo!"

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 07:48 | 1140104 i-dog
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Good grief! ... if a few gallons of radioactive groundwater running into the turbine building could bring down the emergency diesel generators, what the fuck did they expect even a small tsunami would do? What kind of "emergencies" did they plan for ... running out of rice in the canteen? Blowing a lightbulb in the carpark?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:58 | 1138766 Cdad
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But...but...brother Truth, the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street has been telling everyone that the tsunami was uber bullish, and the syndicate has been funneling the sheeple into the EWJ...which is supposed to be the value of the century.  

Isn't it the case that radioactive fish [and other things] are positive to GDP revisions?  Wait...now where are the unicorns again?



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:14 | 1138838 Jim in MN
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All right, all right, here's the damn video:


"Fish Heads"  1979

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:00 | 1139170 mt paul
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have you been filling your bong 

with fukushima pit water 

or what ...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:27 | 1138884 EvlTheCat
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn Evil 9


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:37 | 1138678 Lord Welligton
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So. Instead of an International response to this disaster we will have unilateral action.

Not only are TEPCO a bunch of selfinterested fuckers.

The UN is way way ahead of TEPCO.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 19:06 | 1138991 strenue
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This should come as no surprise to readers of this blog. Except IQ 1.45 and his other aliases.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 19:28 | 1139057 Lord Welligton
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"This should come as no surprise to readers of this blog. Except IQ 1.45 and his other aliases."

That would account for the junks then ......... (:

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:36 | 1138680 sundarb
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Extremely sad. As a collective human species, we've made some poor decisions. We have blatantly disregarded the delicate balance of life, the complex interconnected nature of all living existence.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:44 | 1138711 cossack55
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But we have some really cool cars...and trucks....and ipads....and flatscreen TVs. Nature is way over-rated anyway.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:51 | 1138731 sundarb
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For that I quote Dimitry Orlov:

Here's a particularly nice quote from the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Never has a truer phrase been written. It is rather difficult to embrace such basic tenets while remaining within a culture that has elevated avariciousness and rapaciousness to the status of virtues. But here is a key insight: being poor on purpose is much easier than being poor as a result of suddenly having less than you are accustomed to having. Voluntary poverty is a hell of a lot easier than involuntary poverty.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 05:19 | 1140009 StychoKiller
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Poor in spirit != poverty,  WTF??

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:11 | 1138817 VegasBD
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Not to mention wars! Those time life videos are amazing. So glad we fought all those wars so i can watch videos of brown people dying while i drink beer and order (insert random enthic group weve destroyed here) food for delivery.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:15 | 1138843 cossack55
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Agreed.  No.....(oops. dropped my pizza) Now they are making a new set with the way cool camera in the nose bomb and missiles. can't wait for the dvd.  Far out, they are whacking black folks now too. 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 19:23 | 1139041 andybev01
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Nature looks much, much better in 3D-HD anyway.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:39 | 1138682 Thorlyx
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Eat more steaks.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:40 | 1138692 weyes1
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But not Kobe steaks.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:14 | 1138830 sabra1
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Tube steaks?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:44 | 1139291 kinetik
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You got slapped down for talking about wieners? Come on, even a hotdog can taste good enough with enough mustard (and alcohol).

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 21:27 | 1139390 cbxer55
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Don't forget the Sauerkraut! ;-)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1138700 Pool Shark
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The Japanese enjoy playing Russian Roulette eating Fugu (the poisonous blowfish). Why not expand the game to potential nuclear death from sushi?

I sense a great marketing opportunity here for Indians with serious thrill issues...

I also sense a great marketing opportunity in India for chicken imports. With nuclear fish and beef off-the-menu for hindi, I think the Colonel should make an entrance...


Wed, 04/06/2011 - 00:17 | 1139744 Oh regional Indian
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PS, the Colonel is already here and growing like a cancerous chicken, dotting the landscape in competition with McD's and Papa Johns and.... you get the drift.

The fast forrible food invasion in India is well underway.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:54 | 1138754 LeBalance
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And what do the "steaks" eat, eh?  Can you say accumoooooolation?

Revenge!  Revenge!  hahahahahahahahaha!

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:43 | 1140266 Note to self
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Maybe now they'll leave the freakin' whales alone.  Gotta think the blubber is gonna collect a fair amount of the hot stuff.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:43 | 1138685 vast-dom
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3 month ban? R u kidding? In 6 months it will only get worse! And after that? What exactly are the 1/2 lives of Chlorine-37 and other ungodly unnatural unseen molecules? 

How 'bout an xtra thick slice of Fuck-u-Shima toro sashimi? 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:46 | 1138710 sundarb
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Chlorine-37 half life I believe is less than an hour. Chlorine-36 is 300,000 years. Plutionum-239 is 24,000 years. 


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:53 | 1138737 Thorlyx
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on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 18:12 | 1138824 VegasBD
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on a short enough timeline the survival rate for the fuku 50 seems like forever!


too soon?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:51 | 1138739 vast-dom
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I'll take that toro rolled up on some Chlorine-36 sushi then.

Yes. Beyond ridiculous. And don't you just love "acceptable" "within" limits of radiation more at "acceptable" "within" ranges of cancer probability. Un-fucka-believable! 


Wed, 04/06/2011 - 15:43 | 1142398 primalplasma
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People always forget about the Cesium-137 with a whopping half-life of 30 years. That crap is water soluble and it's all over the planet and increasing in volume as we speak.

Cesium-137 is what caused all of the Chernobyl birth defects, so if the world gets hit with high levels of Cesium-137 espect a lot of ugly mutant humans in your future.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:39 | 1138687 max2205
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BOJ in the market buying fish to prop that market. Storage will be a problem. Hummm fill reactor 4 with frozen fish. Wala

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:42 | 1138693 Thorlyx
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This sounds fishy

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:45 | 1138705 Pool Shark
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Hmmm... poison, poison, tasty fish...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 17:54 | 1138743 johnQpublic
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i sense a new version of that show "dangerous catch" coming out

the real danger being if you eat the fuckers

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