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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….

Indeed:

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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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 23:41 | 2305634 JOYFUL
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Last warning.

 

Praise the Lord!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 15:50 | 2304607 RafterManFMJ
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I already read it; Obama is full of pink slime.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:33 | 2305121 NotApplicable
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Rahm?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:05 | 2303895 Argos
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Which is worse, radiation or pink slime?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:51 | 2304123 Gully Foyle
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Argos

http://boingboing.net/2012/03/29/pink-slime-in-the-context-of-h.html

Pink slime in the context of history

I haven't written much about pink slime—that creamy mixture of meat and animal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of industrial meat processing.

Most of what's being written about this lately comes from a place of outrage. And I'm really not sure I can get outraged about pink slime. Why not? After all, we're talking about a finely ground goo made up of trimmings, tallow, connective tissue, intestinal linings, and other gross-sounding stuff. They make this goo out of leftover cow parts and then, sneakily, they mix it into regular old ground beef. Plus, it's treated with ammonia first, to kill off any bacteria. Clearly, all of this is bad.

Or, maybe not.

There are some legit critiques here. I need to learn a little more about the specific ammonia treatment process before I can really comment on that. And because pink slime comes from industrially raised cattle and ends up in hamburgers, it's a part of some systems that aren't functioning very well or very sustainably.

That said, the actual existence of pink slime—in and of itself—is not something I find offensive. In fact, I think it's a good thing. If I talked about humans who use every part of the animals they kill, you'd probably assume I was talking about some 19th-century plains tribe of Native Americans, or an off-the-grid farm family. But that virtue is something that's true of industrial meat processing, as well. Given the massive amounts of energy it takes to raise a cow, I'd rather have us use all the cow, rather than waste the gross parts. And, when it comes down to it, I'm not convinced that pink slime is any more gross than, say, what goes on in 3/4 of French Provencal cooking. Or authentic Chinese cuisine. Or, really, any cooking tradition that hasn't bought into the uniquely American belief that only the nicest parts of the muscle are edible and everything else is gross and unsanitary.

Historian Maureen Ogle has a similar perspective. At her blog, she talks about the history of meat consumption and why pink slime made its way into our food supply to begin with.

In the BEEF industry, its use dates back to the mid-1970s, although poultry and fish processors were already using the technique. Beef packers began using in the in mid-seventies because, at the time, all meat prices, but especially beef, were in the stratosphere. A host of factors pushed those prices up (you can read all about this in Chapter Five of my forthcoming --- 2013 --- book Meat: An American History), including a global food famine, inflation, rising fuel costs, unemployment, etc.

Meatpackers were having a tough time turning out meat products at a price consumers would pay. Consumers were outraged; they organized boycotts; the White House imposed price controls. Etc. (Five years of research for this new book taught me one thing: American consumers demand cheap food, and especially cheap meat, and when they don’t get it, there’s hell to pay.)

So pushed by consumers on one side, and soaring costs on the other, meatpackers asked for, and got, permission from the USDA to use a “mechanical deboning” process that allowed them scrape meat off carcasses so that what had been waste could be eaten.

...Only someone who has never wanted for food would equate "pink slime" with dog food. Only in the extraordinarily affluent U.S. would people attack an industry for trying to make use of rather than waste food.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 06:26 | 2305975 Ghordius
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in most parts of europe, the traditional and really old way of using the byproducts is to make sausages out of them - and sausages are the traditional affordable way of eating more than once a month meat.

I think I have an antique children's tales book somewhere with the story how a little boy discovers that his favourite sausage nr.1 contains cow's eyes, nr.2 is made out of blood and in nr.3 even bones are ground in.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:12 | 2305713 Umh
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While the industries description of their product isn't bad. The problem is that in this country they lie about what things are or contain to that the point that I just don't trust them. Why do they put bright red food coloring on beef. Why do they call their cheese Parmesan and their beer Budweiser.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:15 | 2304258 AchtungAffen
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Throw shit into the ammonia tank and it'll be edible too. After all, humans don't digest it all and many nutrients remain. Or didn't you know that pig shit is used to create balanced food for other types of cattle (pigs also don't digest it all). Only in affluent countries people would decry eating shit... Right???

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:24 | 2304291 Chuck Walla
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Upton Sinclair beat you to it by a century.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:05 | 2306158 odatruf
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You can have anything you want but you better not take it from me...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:09 | 2303913 Money 4 Nothing
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Well, radiation is good for you so I will go with pink slime.

Proof: sarc/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXFUUGeV1DI

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:09 | 2303912 my puppy for prez
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make that RADIATED PINK SLIME!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:19 | 2303959 lemonobrien
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fuck yeah, cows eat the grass.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:23 | 2304289 Chuck Walla
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Three birds with radiated slime. Get those girls their nuclear treatment in advance.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:08 | 2303911 Dingleberry
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I got an idea....let's take the "pink slime" and make "pink hamburgers" and sell them for the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.....we can kill two birds with one stone!!!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:22 | 2305734 i_fly_me
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"Hold it! I got it! Take live tuna fish, and feed 'em mayonnaise!"

-- Bill "the idea man"

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:03 | 2303888 apberusdisvet
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Go long cancer treatment centers.  Over the next 2 decades, if you think Medicare will be underfunded by ONLY $7Trillion; think again.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:29 | 2305112 NotApplicable
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Add to that the non-stop "awareness" campaigns complete with ribbons of every type promoting the message that only more government can save us from the cancer monster, but only if you donate to our charity.

You should see the look I get from these people when I explain to them that cancer is not a disease, but a symptomatic response from something more basic (like contamination, and/or flawed genetics). After I let that sink in for a few seconds, I switch the conversation around and start questioning them.

"Do you think that diarrhea, one of the world's largest killers, is itself a disease, or is it a symptom of many other illnesses?" At this point a light goes on, as they start to understand my logic, and will either answer "symptom" or remain silent if they know what's coming next.

"Do you think we should use all of our scarce resources 'curing' diarrhea, or would it be better if we instead focused on the underlying illnesses?" Younger people might answer this honestly, but older people will back-track and try to return to their talking points. That's if they respond at all. Every last one of them though, will detach as quickly as possible, and go after the next mark with even more effort than before. (as I've strengthened their resolve to remain incoherent)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:18 | 2305440 old naughty
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Denial, thats the underlying dis-ease. No cure.

Eat three cloves of garlic raw each day...Help strengthen your immune system.

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:13 | 2303928 fightthepower
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Does being married to an Oncologist count?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:00 | 2303878 slewie the pi-rat
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it is worse when it rains

bilary could fuking care less...

test japanese seafood?  probably against some NW0 rule...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:21 | 2305444 nmewn
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They're making an subliminal app that get's around hard & fast rules/regs...Fuji-Slime.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:58 | 2303868 espirit
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In other news, RSOE EDIS has had a blackout on NuKuFuKu for at least the last couple of days...can't be good.

Glad I bought two cases of north pac tuna right after the wave and subsequent meltdown.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:17 | 2303952 lemonobrien
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i bought seaweed. should have bought japanese green tea, never drink that again.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:15 | 2305085 NotApplicable
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My green tea is from Sri Lanka. I'm hoping it was grown there, but these days, who knows?

Odds look good, according to the Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_production_in_Sri_Lanka

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:54 | 2303850 walküre
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Anaheim is where Disneyland is located.

"It's a small world after all"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APmHR2bmQgw

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:25 | 2304951 inca
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Everyone should read this:

Jim Stone - Fukushima-SABOTAGE!

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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more here

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:11 | 2305079 NotApplicable
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LOL. This guy thinks Benjamin Fulford is "real." Sure he's real, a real Rockefeller-sponsored disinfo agent.

So either Stone is as well, or he's never bothered to see just how incoherent Fulford's logic is.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:42 | 2305477 Buckaroo Banzai
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Ad Hominem attack much?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:21 | 2304932 inca
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Everyone should read this:

Jim Stone - Fukushima-SABOTAGE!

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.

more here

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:12 | 2304689 DosZap
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The only positve part of that report, is settles in testicles,maybe the gene pool will be enhanced if THOSE in that so called state cannot repro.

Gov Brown, and the Legislature just passed a law that makes it illegal for parents to onterfere with the NEW educational guidelines teaching Kindergartners about the History of Gay & Lesiban sex,including transgender...................

Uh, may be time to move , ya think.???

The Government mandating this be taught to children as early as 4-5yrs old?,and parents have ZERO say.They do for Middle school, and High school but not the most innocent &  impressionable of us all.

Those bstds need to be castrated.

And THEY wonder why the state is going to HELL in a handbasket?????.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:33 | 2305448 Cathartes Aura
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much better to not teach children anything about teh sex, and just make HPV vaccinations for young schoolgirls mandatory, while seeking to outlaw "contraceptives."

Texas governor orders STD vaccine for all girls

 

Decision comes after maker of cervical cancer shot doubled lobbying efforts

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16948093/ns/health-childrens_health/t/texas-...

that state - tex-ass - must be going to heavens, right?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:18 | 2305092 DoChenRollingBearing
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Das mean an rayciss...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:16 | 2305437 nmewn
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Clearly.

I'm nailing wanted posters on telephone poles right now offering one milliiiiiiiion dollars for Dos, dead or alive (even though I don't have it)...I've already tweeted and re-tweeted his address...lol.

Then we can all put on our hoodies, have a Beer Summit and call it a day ;-)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:54 | 2304405 DaveyJones
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gives new meaning to tomorrowland and the electric parade

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:21 | 2304731 rosiescenario
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"tomorrowland"...soon to be named 'yesterdayland'...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:22 | 2304280 Chuck Walla
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Another glowing report!  Shine on!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:55 | 2304170 A Nanny Moose
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Thanks...now I gotta get that stupid song outta my head. All of the cultural sterotypes are however, amusing.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:37 | 2304082 BobPaulson
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Cool, that whole flat world thing finally makes sense for fallout.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:11 | 2303919 Dingleberry
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Funny!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:29 | 2304309 Troll Magnet
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if i grow another arm, i'll be able to hold almost all of my gold coins in my three hands.

#winning, bitchez!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:44 | 2304374 Bicycle Repairman
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Iodine 131, bitchez!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:26 | 2305293 Bunga Bunga
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My iOdine rocks.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:27 | 2304751 Randall Cabot
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 02:21 | 2305868 Manthong
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This should be no problem for SoCal..

Don’t they have an old expression there, “Mutantcy is the spice of life”?

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