Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed, Government Scientists In Meltdown

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Fukushima radiation just off the North American coast is higher now than it has ever been, and government scientists and mainstream press are scrambling to cover-up and downplay the ever-increasing deadly threat that looms for millions of Americans. 

Following the March 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reactors have sprayed immeasurable amounts of radioactive material into the air, most of which settled into the Pacific Ocean. A study by the American Geophysical Union has found that radiation levels from Alaska to California have increased and continue to increase since they were last taken. reports:

The highest levels yet of radiation from the disaster were found in a sample taken 2,500 kilometers (approx. 1,550 miles) west of San Francisco.


“Safe” according to whom?


Lead researcher Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was one of the first people to begin monitoring Fukushima radiation in the Pacific Ocean, with his first samples taken three months after the disaster started. In 2014, he launched a citizen monitoring effort – Our Radioactive Ocean – to help collect more data on ocean-borne radioactivity.


The researchers track Fukushima radiation by focusing on the isotope Cesium-134, which has a half-life of only two years. All Cesium-134 in the ocean likely comes from the Fukushima disaster. In contrast, Cesium-137 – also released in huge quantities from Fukushima – has a half-life of 30 years, and persists in the ocean, not just from Fukushima, but also from nuclear tests conducted as far back as the 1950s.


The most recent study added 110 new Cesium-134 samples to the ongoing studies. These samples were an average of 11 Becquerels per cubic meter of sea water, a level 50 percent higher than other samples taken so far.


Instead of presenting the findings as an alarming sign of growing radiation, however, Buesseler emphasizes that the Cesium-134 levels detected are still 500 times lower than the drinking water limits set by the U.S. government. The news site The Big Wobble questions whether Buesseler and Woods Hole’s heavy financial reliance on the U.S. government – Woods Hole has received nearly $8 million in research funding from several government agencies – plays any role in this emphasis.


Situation still worsening


The reality, however, is that radiation along the West Coast is expected to keep getting worse. According to a 2013 study by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway, the oceanic radiation plume released by Fukushima is likely to hit the North American West Coast in force in 2017, with levels peaking in 2018. Most of the radioactive material from the disaster is likely to stay concentrated on the western coast through at least 2026.


According to professor Michio Aoyama of Japan’s Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, the amount of radiation from Fukushima that has now reached North America is probably nearly as much as was spread over Japan during the initial disaster.


The recent Woods Hole study also confirmed that radioactive material is still leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima plant. Cesium-134 levels off the Japanese coast are between 10 and 100 times higher than those detected off the coast of California.


Without directly challenging the U.S. government’s “safe” radiation limits, Buesseler obliquely references the fact that any radioactive contamination of the ocean is cause for concern.


“Despite the fact that the levels of contamination off our shores remain well below government-established safety limits for human health or to marine life,” he said, “the changing values underscore the need to more closely monitor contamination levels across the Pacific.”

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Don't worry though Olympians, everything will be fine in a few billion or so years.

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Croesus's picture

Thank God governments like ours are working hard day and night to protect themselves. 

The last thing we need, is for the uninformed rabble to get pissed off at the people who are fucking everything up. 


H/t MDB. 

Yen Cross's picture

  lol... Nice H/t Croesus.

  I like you. ;-)

Manthong's picture

A whole bunch of Japanese scientists, Tepco executives and politicians are in sore need of a Cesium-134 high colonic.. at 3200 PSI.

I have a pressure washer and would be willing to administer the therapy at an economical price.

Oh, and I'll do the bankers for free.


Hephaestus's picture

Did everybody forget about the NRC report that said Fuk #4 lost 100% of its storage into the atmosphere. Its between pages 7-8 I think on this NRC doc.

frmnthng comesnthng's picture

Forget! We blew right past it.


We don't know what that means exactly, just that we are screwed.

boogerbently's picture

From "Our Radioactive Ocean" website:


Our highest detection level to date came from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco that contained 11 Becquerels per cubic meter of cesium-137 and cesium-134. This means that in one cubic meter of seawater (about 264 gallons), 11 radioactive decay events per second can be attributed to cesium atoms of both isotopes. That is 50 percent higher than we’ve seen before, but even these levels are still more than 500 times lower than safety limits established by the US government for drinking water and well below limits of concern for direct exposure while swimming, boating, or other recreational activities. Our findings agree with those reported by the scientists who are part of the group Kelp Watch and by the team of Canadian scientists working under the INFORM umbrella. - See more at:

remain calm's picture

Their is a solution. CBLI 502. Incredible incompetent government.

Xibalba's picture

Billary/Trump will fix it!




DutchR's picture

a hell of a way to boil water

mkkby's picture

Deadly threat to millions of americans???  It's not even a deadly threat to millions of japs who are living close by.  It's not even close to how much radiation you get every day from the sun and stars.

Really, what kind of sociopath tries to scare people like this, so they subscribe to some retarded news service?

Remember all the shit heads who said the whole northern hemisphere would be a dead zone by several years ago?


sauldaddy's picture

Not a deadly threat huh?

Where do you think all our rain comes from? The pacific ocean that now has confirmed radiation in it.

There are now reports or Uranium in the water supply at 156 levels above EPA safe limits in California. And 85 times above safe limits in the Midwest. Combined these aquafiers provide water to millions of people and waters close to 50 percent of all food produced in the United States.


There is now a confirmed outbreak of Thryoid Cancer in California. You know the only thing that causes an increase in Thryoid Cancer???? You guessed it RADIATION.


Also lets not forget that the entire Dungenous Crab Season was cancled on the West Coast for the first time in history with authorties making up a bull_SH** story about demoic acid.

If you cannot connect all those dots I fell sorry for you.

Also you might want to google Radiation Ocean Spray and learn how radiation travels 300 kilometers inland.


NoDebt's picture

There is no way to stop this shit.  Genie is out of the bottle.  Hope it doesn't kill too many people.  They have no choice but to deny and cover it up politically because they couldn't stop it even if they wanted to (and it's in question whether they even want to).


Bryan's picture

Yup.  +1 to you for the best answer.  :-)

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Bryan Dec 19, 2015 11:13 PM

This is how Japanese mutate into the super race that will defeat artificial intelligence robots gone wild.

Fukuman to the rescue!

Four chan's picture

general electric it pretty quiet about its reactor disaster.

The Navigator's picture

Right here on ZH, George Washiington has kept us abreast of the Fukushina events for the past 4+ years.

Over and over he has told us of the fraud in numbers being reported.

Remember, Govt Lies, all of them. All of the time.

Employment numbers, radiation numbers, etc.

All numbers issued by the US and all other government agencies and other world governments are lies.

The only real numbers are Ag & Au ounces stored by you, PHYSICAL not paper.

Laws and Taxes are for Peons and Peasants.

WordSmith2013's picture

They've had more of these than anyone will ever know.


“Red Alert! Sharp increase in radiation… at Fukushima”

ReasonForLife's picture

I use this US Made filter for cleaning my drinking water of radiation and other crap like fluoride:

Manthong's picture

I was going to make a facetious comment, but my better angels said not to add to the bad karma.


Manthong's picture

OK.. so this is a good time to expose the evil, why?

weburke's picture




screw face's picture

zerohedge #Fukushima


#Tokyo2020 be there!

mccvilb's picture

There are over a hundred sites in the US with significant ongoing radioactive beta and gamma emmissions. As for disasters, our very first meltdown here occurred in Chatsworth, 10 miles outside of Los Angeles back in the fifties. According to one planning study, it was a perfectly safe location for a NPP, LA. I believe it's an industrial park now. There, that fixed it.

Lorca's Novena's picture

Also peviously the porn capital. I lved there from 12 to 18, then bailed out. We would recive letters from the GOV every once in a while that stated if we suffer 'symptoms' to go see so and so. Other letters would lump is in class actions, that to my knowlrdge never came to fruition.  Interestingly the Sanata Susanas is where the Manson tribe hung out for a while. Chatsworth used to have a lot of farmland, but now as you say is mainly residential / commercial... Oh, and drug trafficking lol.

booboo's picture

Sure they can stop it, the same way a statist fucktard says they can stop anything, with a tax. Just wait....Once the public starts to clamour for a solution. BAM.. Fuc U.S hi ma!

Perimetr's picture

Thinks this is bad?

Wait till some crazy Ukrainian nationalist blows up a nuclear power plant, or maybe a North Korean missile takes out a Japanese nuclear power plant on the Japanese west coast. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) sauldaddy Dec 19, 2015 11:16 PM

Time to move to the East Coast and get a cannary for this coal mine.  No more Pacific sea food either.

Four chan's picture

the crab live off all the irradiated dead, gives a fresh new spin to "deadliest catch."

newdoobie's picture

I don't eat Pacific or Gulf seafood. My wife gets upset when I ask where to these oysters come from? If they brag about fresh from the Gulf, I just pass and get a chicken sandwich

The Navigator's picture

I just wonder what that chicken is being fed, and what parts of the chicken are in that sandwich, if any parts.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

In 'How to Get Ahead in Advertising,' Bagley goes off on a rant flushing chickens down the toilet in order to return them to the sea. 'Return' them because they are being fed fish throughout their farm lives.



ps_ NukePro does a regular radioactive survey of the states. It writes extensively on Fukushima.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

"... if any parts."

"Nuggets", from really big chickens!

Hal n back's picture

remember climate control is our number 1 threat.

caused by fossil fuels




CPL's picture

LOL...gotta print some carbon credits. 

Anycase, the nuclear power plants that are well over their life cycle with absolutely no ability to 'dispose' of them.  Stands to reason that a nuclear sarcophagus is only built to last 50 years, while the high energy reaction that was started to produce power lasts roughly 14000 years before being considered 'safe'. It's possibly some of the worst application of engineering ever done with the lousiest ethical decision making.

At the moment the undocumented and undisclosed power plant issues while Fukishima is happening are happening in New York's Indian Point, Unit 3.  There was an emergency shut down on the 15th of December.  There were also some issues in Texas and California the week prior that were not announced and probably never will be.

The fact is in an idiocracy with a narrowing band of STEM grads focused on maintaining the nuclear power plants, things just fall a part.  There is no political solution, the nuclear power plants were in fact a political solution and the unrecognized final solution at the time of their construction.  Once the climate changes enough, the air currents will start to bring the radioactive rain to areas that believed they were insular to the issue.  The Cancer and organ failure rate skyrockets, mutation occurs and anything with a long maturation cycle just disappears (bipeds mainly).  This isn't like a single shot of poison either, radiation is a slow and very long process of poisoning that changes everything it touches.  When the governments worry about some small weather pattern change, they over look the bigger picture of thousands and thousand of years of open nuclear power plants running on a half life of thousands of years.  They are very dumb and assume wrongly that somehow that their continuation as a society and a species is a guarantee.  This is the 'fifth' horseman btw, Technological disaster with a thick layer of incredible hubris and stupidity.  If love and hate are always at odds, it'll certainly be the boundless nature of thoughtless stupidity that puts the nail in the coffin for both.

Almost Solvent's picture

But it's Christmas and soon Easter thereafter. Amen

CPL's picture

You mean Yule and Ostara?

HamFistedIdiot's picture

Obama has 60 more of these nuclear plants (same design flaws, I think) approved and in the works for construction here in the US. Who cares about your carbon footprint when you're radioactive?

Oilwatcher's picture

IEA estimates meeting the "2C target" agreed by "world leaders" in Paris will require 45-50 new nuclear reactors built every year for the next 45 years .... think that's going to happen?  And that's in addition to hugh areas of land covered with solar panels and bird choppers ....

Al Tinfoil's picture

Before you get all bent out of shape about radiation, consider the radiation exposure shown by the report in Veterans Today on December 19, 2015.  This report covers the continental US.  If you think moving away from the west coast will eliminate exposure to radiation, think again.

That said, radiation exposure is part of living on the planet Earth.  We are exposed to radiation from the Sun and from outer space, from radioactive decay in rocks, from Radon gas in our basements, from Radon gas brought up with the gas from shale beds (thanks again, frackers), radiation from coal-plant fly ash, from petroleum, from nuclear bomb tests, from nuclear waste from nuclear reactors, from X-rays used in medical and dental practices, from nuclear isotopes used in medicine (e..g. Cobalt 60), etc.  Taking a flight in an airliner at 35,000 feet exposes you to a significant dose of radiation.  Radiation exposure has always occurred to humans, and our bodies have learned to cope with it.  If we were not able to cope with the background levels of radiation that living on Earth exposes us to,  the human race would never have developed.  

It is when exposure becomes too high that we see deaths occur.  Firefighters at Chernobyl who came in to fight the fire in the reactor buildiing were not told that it was a reactor explosion or that they were being exposed to excessive radiation.  Many of these firefighters died within a period of 2 days to some weeks after exposure.  Attempts to clear graphite reactor pile parts from the roof of the reactor building using remote-controlled machines failed because the radiation destroyed their electronics in a few hours of exposure, so men were sent in to do the job - being allowed to work a very few minutes at a time to limit exposure - and were able to clear the roof.  It is amazing how much radiation the human body (and wildlife) can take without immediate death occuring, but in the long term cancers and birth defects are showing markedly high incidence rates in the population that was exposed to radiation by Chernobyl.  At the same time, studies are showing that wildlife like wolves, deer, rabbits, mice, rats, birds, and feral dogs and cats are thriving in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl - wildlife has rebounded in the area now that humans are removed.  Little evidence has been found of radiation-caused genetic mutations among wildlife populations.

As a student in Metallurgical Engineering, I was involved in lab experiments with radioactive materials and X-rays, and I believed like most people that any exposure at all was a hazard to health.  It was only after researching the issue that I came to realize: 1. Radiation exposure is natural and unavoidable; and 2. Low levels of radiation exposure do no lasting harm.   Recent research has indicated that some radiation exposure is actually beneficial to DNA-based lifeforms, including humans.  Apparently the damage to DNA by radiation stimulates the body's DNA repair mechanisms, keeping us healthier in the long run.  


CPL's picture

The animals in the area outbreed the radiation with a short sexual maturation cycle (under two years) and can afford the losses. 

For people, it takes very little external radiation to change the chemistry in the womb and the testicles.  Even a small external heat variation or radiation change can turn any fertile man into a donkey shooting blanks.  For women the eggs they carry over a life time and the DNA/RNA from a ceaseless push of radiation, mutation will occur in higher frequency is a given.  While the woman might give birth, it offers no promise to the child delivered will live that long.  Radiation is a vicious reaper and most of the outcomes it generates are without any mercy.  The situation is given that those that live through it will only envy the dead.

In most studies given surrounding the idea out-breeding radiation, in fruit flies it takes a minimum of 10 generations before the adaptation occurs to protect the body from radiation.  The result of the studies ended up producing fruitlies with many, many mutations, mainly the loss of flight.  In something like a fruitfly, that conditionally guarentees it's extinction since a fly's primary defense against predators is flying away.  If given the required time frame to do the same in people, that would mean roughly 150 years, if and only if there were the perfect conditions to allow it to happen.  Since life offers no guarantees, the likelihood of the survival of anything recognizable as 'people' on earth is slim to none by the third generation given the results of tiny nuclear accidents on record. 

Short term Fukishima is considered 'small'; long term it is not considered "small" and with the large foot print of 438 nuclear power plants that are documented, it is only a matter of time and age of the facilities to 'out perform', by accident, all the nuclear weapons in the stockpiles hidden.  Now the question is, anyone really want to inherit that earth given the wasteland that's been accidentally designed by morons.

Hephaestus's picture

It sounds like boys are 10x more sensitive to radiation than adults.... and girls twice that at 20x . This would mean the brunt of the damage will be borne by the children. What do you think the effects will be in the nearer term CPL? Are we looking at a massive loss of youth in the next 10 years?

CPL's picture

It's a multi phased issue. Mostly it has to do with the time it takes to make a person a productive, constructive and fruitful member of a society.  For 'humans' in general that requires 13-15 years even then it is no guarantee of success if dropping them in somewhere with elevated levels of radiation.  They simply aren't built for it and by logistics cannot breed fast enough to get a toe hold in.

The near term outcome, 10 years, a generation of orphans since the adults managing things die off.  The social structure and infrastructure collapses on the orphans with no direction or social structure that's functional.  Entropy sets in and everything from buildings, roads and to further add issues.  More nuclear power plants start to break badly since the likelihood of anyone stlll around will have the man power available or the knowledge to circumvent the poorly engineered solutions that barely contain a nuclear reaction to boil water to produce electricity. 

With a lack of knowledge and an extreme inability to procreate combined with mutation plus the grocery list of illnesses that come with radiation poisoning.  Maybe a generation or two until it is just all gone.  Considering it takes at least ten generations for any biological species to adapt to elevated levels of environmental radiation, there will be nothing that has a breeding cycle that cannot outpace the environment changes in the space that are further irradiated over the course of thousands and thousands of years, then take tens of thousands of years to allow nature to rebury it.  Plus given the mutations that will occur I doubt the dating scene in a post nuclear power plant destruction phase will be that progressive or productive.

People in comparison to foxes, deer, wolves, mice, insects, etc, animals are biologically equipped to game the odds of survival with fast breeding cycles by having large litters or nearly functional sexual reproduction at birth.  Survival of the fittest or smartest is not a metric in the situation.  It is survival of the most adaptable.  The mind is nothing if there is no body, and strength means nothing if the body is corrupted in inches.  People, if measuring against practically every niche on Earth are very high maintenance and fragile in comparison to something like a may fly.  If looking for the 'strongest' in the flora and fauna of earth.  The cockroach and the beetle.  Both have outlasted dinosaurs, ice ages, forests, tectonic upheaval, the rise and fall of civilizations, war, peace, strife and conquest.  They will outlive all the ideas, designs and plans of Men or Gods and see many more come and go.  There they remain largely ignored doing their job of clean up and disposal, the structure of their bodies nearly unchanged for eons busily remaking the world right under everyone's feet.