California Slammed With Fukushima Radiation

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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

Anaheim is where Disneyland is located.

EneNews summarizes the data:

Corona Del Mar (Highest in Southern California)

  • 2.5 Bq/gdwt (gram dry weight)= 2,500 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Santa Cruz (Highest in Central California)

  • 2.0 Bq/gdwt = 2,000 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Simon Fraser University in Canada also tested North American seaweed after Fukushima:

  • “In samples of dehydrated seaweed taken on March 15 near the North Vancouver SeaBus terminal, the count was zero; on March 22 it was 310 Bq per kilogram; and by March 28 it was 380 Bq/kg.” -Vancouver Sun
  • Seaweed in Seattle also tested positive for iodine-131; levels were not reported -KIRO
  • No results after March 28 were reported

In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, .

Of course, the government is doing everything it can to help citizens cover up what’s occurring. We pointed out in January:

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”.


Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials [see this].


And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation based on voodoo science. Specifically, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation….


American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)


So – as in Japan – radiation is usually discovered by citizens and the handful of research scientists with funding to check, and not the government. See this, this, this, this, this and this.


The Japanese government’s entire strategy from day one has been to cover up the severity of the Fukushima accident. This has likely led to unnecessary, additional deaths.


Indeed, the core problem is that all of the world’s nuclear agencies are wholly captured by the nuclear industry … as are virtually all of the supposedly independent health agencies.


So the failure of the American, Canadian and other governments to test for and share results is making it difficult to hold an open scientific debate about what is happening.

And it’s not just radiation from Japan.  An effort by the Southern California Edison power company to secretly ramp up production to avoid public disclosure may have led to a leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

And see these articles on California radiation exposure courtesy of EneNews:

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johnjb32's picture

-- This is for southern California, not northern. And let me answer this right now because I get ten questions every time a story like this appears. I have no plans to leave Sebastopol. There is no place to run anymore with Reactor 2 unapproachable. it's stand and fight or die. I'm done moving. I'm done retreating.  -- Michael C. Ruppert

toady's picture

Looks like Hawaii is out of bounds for a few half lifes...

Too bad, I really liked Kauai.

ReeferMac's picture

Thank you for sharing, researching, and making this material available to a wider public GW. I only wish Mainstream Media had the courage to cover this.

DevilsPrinciple's picture

We should have dropped about 80 atom bombs on Japan.

The Alarmist's picture

Nah, they would have simply waited 65 years or so and then unleashed 80 reactors on us.

francis_sawyer's picture

Michele Obama will make it a personal campaign to enlighten people about this as soon as she gets back from vacation...

Cathartes Aura's picture

best not to wait for her to teach you, investigate things for yourself.

dcb's picture

Good article in todays NYTimes (friday).

this will of course be no surprise ton George and his readers but they are now saying the damage was worse than they thought. Wonder how long they have been covering up this new insight. sorry no link!!!


something about less wather than they thought, perhaps leaving fuel rods exposed to air and some leak into ground or sea they didn't "know" about

jomama's picture

well if this doesn't lift your spirits, i don't know what will

keep the bastards honest's picture

I got Iodoral tablets excellent iodine/pot iodide mix from which  disocunts and sends internationally cheaply.

My son was in silicon valley for a couple of months and clearly was going to get fukishimed, I read that Europe was rampant with radio-I as well. Japanse were super healthy no lung cnacer despite smoking, crowding etc and get about 15 mg per day of iodine. It accumulates  in alveoli, skin, kidneys gut liver mucous membranes and kills bacteria fungi ivruses and mutant cells. As well as reduces intake of radio-I.

Use the code FEJ635 for free shipping.

Nostradumbass's picture

Thanks for the info but...

Iodoral is WAY overpriced. Here is info. on Lugol's solution which is readily available via mail order on the WWW at much less cost for the same substances.

To get the higher potency you may have to purchase outside US.

Cheap medicine and emergency preparedness item.


Read this:

There is plenty of info out there...

Freddie's picture

Anyone remember when Auric Goldfinger was going to irradiate all the mean tungsten in Fort Knox?

Dermasolarapaterraphatrima's picture

Is the China coast still getting coated? I saw the Fujian area covered with it on some map in April and May of that year....I wonder if they are still showered with the radiation also?

ebworthen's picture

This gives "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" and "It's a Small World" a whole new meaning.

Ocean22's picture

death by a thousand cuts.  our air is polluted, food is pink slime, water is flouride, we stand no chance.  1 in two die from cancer now where it used to be 1:50. mankind is a pathetic joke.

imaginalis's picture

SV-40 might be something to do with that

Stuck on Zero's picture

I live above the ocean here in Southern California and look out over the kelp beds.  Nothing seems to be glowing yet.  I'll keep you informed.

The Beam's picture

Damn.... I like a little radiation in my food and drink.

Joking aside, I thought kelp HELPS prevent the damages of mild doses of radiation?

Back to joking: I am thinking of creating the new radiation diet. Helps you lose the unwanted pounds.

bunnyswanson's picture

A specific level of iodine is needed for our bodies to function normally.  It varies from organ to organ.  However, when we are suffering from an iodine deficiency, our bodies will readily absorb iodine from outside sources, including radioactive material.  Iodine is found in seaweed/kelp, seafoods and rich dark soil. 

Iodine had been added to fortify our foods.  Remember when our food was fortified?  It is no longer fortified.  Manufacturers ceased putting iodinized salt into the processed foods because it was too much trouble.  So, we had rely on iodine from iodinzed salt from our kitchen.  3 tsp of iodinized salt would meet requirements they state.

I am very concerned that this radioactive iodine in the environment beside what I am sensing is a global iodine deficiency (google "IODINE DEFICIENCY 2011 2012) is a ticket to disaster.  I began taking potassium iodine and went to the store and looked at Morton's salt - seeing that the labels do not exactly blast the word "iodinzed" when the label - half the product on the shelf was un-iodinized and it would be quite simply to end up giving you family a year's worth of salt which is un-iodinized.

Iodine deficiency is being investigated as the cause of autism (1 in 110 children born are autistic).  Just an FYI.  Maybe I am wrong but I believe we have to consider anything is possible these days.  The elite could be setting us up to die from radioactive poisoning.  We'd not hear about the cases.  They are keeping us in the dark.

Apply 2% iodine that you'd use to cleanse a wound and see how fast your skin absorbs the color.  That is the iodine deficiency test I took and my circle was gone in 10 minutes (on forearm).

dolly madison's picture

I cook all our food from scratch.  I had been on the fence about iodized salt, but after fukishima, I use iodized salt in our food. 

Xkwisetly Paneful's picture

Any day now that fall out from TMI should hit the east coast.

In the meantime I am enjoying some tasty seafood from the otherwise ruined forever Gulf coast.

MikeMcGspot's picture

As we transit this twilight zone.

Observe the physical world break downs.

"Imagine" the China Syndrom in Japan..Opps I mean "Observe" as this is now happening.

Ask yoursel a qustion on how such things are manifest based on your belief system and how you act?

What are you responsible for and who?

Chew your sushi well and know the rad level of your California roll wrap.

All the best!


Freddie's picture

How do you clean up or "fix" Fukishima?   Chernobyl they just built a hugh concrete sheel that is always breaking down.  The Russians/Ukrainians seemed to take the threat more serious than the Japanese.  

Vlad Tepid's picture

The link where he said "this will lead to additional, unecessary deaths" connects to an article that says NOTHING about any deaths. Indeed, as far as I am aware, there have been no deaths attributable to radiation in this whole incident.  There may be in the future, but there have NOT been yet.  That disingenuous link soured the whole article for me.  I'm inclined to think of this as more propaganda.

Penniless Pauper's picture

Keep repeating that lie.  Maybe some will believe you that their are no deaths from the worlds worst Nuclear Disaster?

"Police die of radiation in Fukushima"


"Infant deaths linked to Fukushima radiation – report ignored by govt and media"


Maybe keep watching CNN and Fox news.  They like to blow smoke up peoples ass and tell them everything is fine when it is clearly not.


Vlad Tepid's picture

What lie?  You link a couple of unsubstantiated blogs.  I say there is no knowledge of anyone dying yet as a direct result of the radiation.  Will they?  Yes. Reputable scientists like this say the death count due to radiation exposure could be as high as 1,000.  One thousand.  Each one is a tragedy and I hope it doesn't happen.  But there are actual medical professionals and scientists studying this and NO ONE has died according to their information.  

Within 4 years of Chernobyl, 5,000 people had died.  Fukushima is not the "world's worst nuclear disaster."

Anyway, fuck the media.  I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about reputable science.  I'll be the first one to acknowledge when people start passing away from this.

My original complaint that the article link was disingenuos stands.  If he had linked to one of your links it would be fine.  His was a bland MSM story about the situation there with nothing about casualties.

Freddie's picture

You are an idiot if you think ANTHING on TV is worth watching.  They are all the same.  There is no difference in any of the networks.  They all lie.

It is ALL propaganda and you support the elites and your own slavery by watching their sh*t.  Dumb serf.

smb12321's picture

But if everyone is lying, all is propaganda, the elite control every aspect of human existenc then how do you know your own views are not irrational?  I mean, what possible truth test could be applied if every single thing we read, see  or hear is a lie?

Bagbalm's picture

Don't tell me about PROJECTED plumes. You are talking computer simulations that are inaccurate as hell and don't mean shit. Fucking propaganda just like that from the government. You can't trust a raving enviromentalist any more than a government shill.

hardcleareye's picture simulations that are inaccurate as hell and don't mean shit"

Not all models are designed alike, so what research have you done to support your statement that the models cited in GW article are "inaccurate as hell"? 

NOAA uses models for short term weather predictions...  I am an offshore sailor and have found those models to be pretty damn accurate,  and well within the stated model "probability".  To date NOAA's offshore Marine forecast have not been "tainted by "fucking propaganda.. my point being that models have come a long way and your statement reflects your lack of understanding and education on the subject matter.

Ignorance is bliss and maybe just repeating that statement enough times gives you warm and fuzzies.... after all if you repeat it enough times it must be true..

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Hagbard Celine's picture

over 40 half-lives so far, bitchez! less than 1/(2^40) times the initial concentration. and falling... RUN FOR THE HILLS!

Psquared's picture

Look, we are being duped by people in power at every turn. Economically, environomentally, healthcare, taxes ... you name it. Corruption is everywhere and as the world has grown more complex the schemes have as well. The ability of the average person to detect and confront those schemes will only become more and more difficult until something breaks.  But this is no different than any other generation. There have been other times when corruption was this bad and I would say it runs in long cycles similar to Elliott Waves.

The gravest sins we humans can and do commit are those where we refuse to love the Lord God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves. These lead us directly to the the most barbaric and evil of acts because we either have no conscience or we ignore it. But this is not new to humankind. It has ebbed and flowed throughout history and will until such time as the Lord God puts an end to it. It does not mean corruption has taken over the planet. We cannot allow ourselves to be blind to the good in the world, and the people who practice it, by staying focued on the evil and the bad.

We should also not act surprised by any of this. But neither should we bury our heads in the sand. It is our duty to fight against evil wherever we can ferret it out and if we cannot then to depend on God to provide the people and means.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

This comment is so patently offensive, you must have gone to school to be this stupid:

The gravest sins we humans can and do commit are those where we refuse to love the Lord God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves.

There are sooooooo many things worse.  Let me think about it for a minute.  I know!  How about having nuclear reactors blow up and spew radioactive materials all around Japan, then melt down and spew out radiation for all the world to inhale.  The last guy who even attempted to create a dirty bomb got 17 years in prison (, and here we have a company that did it in full public view!

Son of Loki's picture

All those surfers....two heads, three eyes....shame....

francis_sawyer's picture

In 100 years Tomoyuki Tanaka (inventor of 'Godzilla') is gonna be like a 22nd century Jules Verne...

nothing can go wrogn's picture

Seattle area is getting hot rain today.

The normal background for my Inspector Alert is roughly 20-40 CPM (+/- a few).

I wiped down my truck at lunch and put the tube over the paper towel and hit 200 CPM.

Never had a reading over 100 until today. Really hits home.

nothing can go wrogn's picture


I tested the same sample again several hours later, and noticed that the counts were lower. In about 3 hours the sample appeared to have reverted back to background levels.

This led me to the understanding after some reading that what I was likely measuring was "radon decay products." If this was fallout from fukushima, the counts would not have dropped off like that in 3 hours.

This was a relief, but also a good lesson in operating a geiger counter. This needs to be factored in when taking a measurement of rain. The youtube videos of rainwater samples with geiger counters are inconclusive unless the radon products are given time to to decay.

More info here:

Buck Johnson's picture

It's bad, really bad and the world govt. are covering it all up.  You can't have what happened at Fukishima being multiple meltdowns and explosions and not have radiation.  In fact I've said for months that sooner or later the Japanese will be forced to say the northern1/3 or even 2/3 of japan will be permanentally uninhabitable.  And if more radiation and debris continue to hit the west we may see parts of the west coast deemed uninhabitable.

BeetleBailey's picture

Long gas masks and Michael Jackson masks. Long east coast ag (for now) and short everything west coast.

inca's picture
Jim Stone - Fukushima-SABOTAGE!

by by Jim Stone - Freelance Journalist

Update: Sep 28 2011 What happened to Jim Stone?
The following article about what really happened at Fukushima got me into a LOT of trouble. That can only mean I NAILED IT.

After being detained without charges or a phone call for six days, even after repeated requests to be allowed to make a call to let friends and family know where I was, and to be allowed to call 4 radio programs to cancel appearances, I was released without charge within 43 minutes of FINALLY getting a call out in a way they did not plan for. They destroyed my business, destroyed the equipment and inventory, and forced me to flee. I have lost EVERYTHING and that is why I am now silent. Even posting this is probably a huge risk. I am under severe threat and will not post another article until I am certain I have found safety in a foreign nation. I have been left too devastated to get out of the country and am living on the streets. That's the price you pay for doing real research and getting the real truth out. Journalism, TRUTHFUL ground breaking journalism is DEAD in America.

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HedgeCock's picture

He's fondly called Jim "Stoned" for a reason.

Axenolith's picture

That s*** is highly contaminated with retardium.  I read though it, and FWIW it's a waste of cones and rods for any one else.  And I'm a geologist, FWIW...

BudFox2012's picture

Nonsense.  I believe the government has my best interst at heart, and that the EPA raising the levels of radiation considered safe by 1000's of times (while turning off detection equipment) was only done because radiation is now safe.  I'm going to leave this site now and go watch American Idol...