Officials Admit Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast Have "Disturbing Fingerprint Of Fukushima"

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Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com,

The entire Pacific Coast of the United States, Canada and Mexico has been contaminated with radioactive particles from Fukushima.

And finally, it is being officially acknowledged. This is really happening…

It is a stark reminder that the effects from Fukushima radiation continually spilling into the ocean have not been abated. The site continues to leak highly toxic radioactive material to this day. Nothing has stopped.

via the Associated Press / CBS News:

“Radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster detected on Oregon shores”

 

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Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on Oregon shores, researchers say.

 

Seawater samples from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from the nuclear disaster but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.

Of course, they claim that it is “safe” because the levels are low. USA Today emphasized the ridiculously minuscule dose of radiation that say, a swimmer would get at the beach – while admitted for the first time that those warning about the spreading radiation were, in fact, correct. exposure:

“Should we be worried about Fukushima radiation?”

 

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The levels are very low and shouldn’t harm people eating fish from the West Coast or swimming in the ocean, according to Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

 

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Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, according to researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Of course, the idea that radiation was reaching California and the West Coast, and that fish were being contaminated by Fukushima radiation from thousands of miles across the Pacific was considered – yep – “fake news” at the time. The alarmist cries of conspiracy theorists and hypochondriacs were just non-sense, jibberish, delusions and paranoia. Typical hyperbolic non-sense from people caught up in an echo chamber.

But now, it is an admitted fact that Fukushima radiation is impacting U.S. shores.

Sorry to ignore and deride your claims, above group of deplorables. Turns out you were right, or at least on to something.

The source in this story, as well as most of the other “big” stories on Fukushima over the past several years, is Ken Buesseler, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

He has been a consistent and authoritative voice on Fukushima, sharply criticizing the government role in ignoring the problem, and shedding light on the vast ripple that the nuclear disaster has caused in the biggest of ponds.

Regardless, the linear thinking about “low levels” ignore the mounting scientific evidence about cumulative exposure to radioactive isotopes and other toxins and free radicals.

What’s interesting is how much different the same Ken Buesseler is portrayed in different mainstream media accounts… where sometimes only half of the message gets through.

While the The New Yorker pointed out the complexity of dealing with long-term health issues that could be connected to radiation, via Ken Beusseler’s comments from 2015:

“Is Radioactive Water Worth Worrying About?”

 

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Whether any of this actually matters depends on whom you ask. “There’s a nuclear-power side that’s very quick to be dismissive and say, ‘Don’t worry your pretty little heads, you’re not in harm’s way,’ “ Ken Buesseler, a marine-chemistry researcher at Woods Hole and the organizer of the sampling initiative, told me. “The flip side are the people screaming, you know, ‘Stay out of the Pacific, don’t swim in Monterey, I’m going to move, tell your friends, this is a catastrophe!’ “ At the levels detected in Ucluelet, Buesseler has calculated, you’d need to swim six hours a day for a thousand years to get the radiation equivalent of a dental X-ray.

 

The full impact of nuclear fallout, however, depends on more than becquerels, which merely count the number of times per second that an unstable atom somewhere in the sample fires off a particle. These particles, and the differing amounts of energy with which they are ejected, have a wide range of effects on the body. We process cesium like an electrolyte, which means that it is diffused throughout the body and eventually excreted in urine. Half of the amount that is ingested is lost within a few months, which limits exposure.

 

By contrast, strontium-90, another common component of nuclear waste, is a calcium-like “bone seeker” that becomes concentrated in the skeleton and teeth. Since it stays there for years rather than months, even relatively low doses increase the risk of conditions such as bone cancer and leukemia. From a human health perspective, Buesseler sees a potential strontium leak as far more worrying than a little cesium.

So, as far as nuclear waste goes, cesium-134 is not as bad as strontium-90, but that doesn’t mean there are no harmful effects, and it doesn’t mean that strontium isotopes aren’t affecting the Pacific and West Coast as well – because it has been detected there, and more can be expected to be found:

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The biomagnification of the food chain – as low levels of radiation build up in lower life forms and in turn become consumed (and often concentrated) by higher life forms – will increase human exposure in ways that simple measures for exposure time simply do not account for. Its effects will be masked, but not impotent.

What happens to man and the environment when he is exposed to low levels of radiation over the decades and many years that make up his life? What about its impact on DNA through epigenetics? science now knows that gene expression is changed when it is exposed to dangerous materials in the body.

When blue fin tuna that migrate from Japan to the West Coast were found to contain radioactive particles, again, via Ken Buesseler, the mainstream media downplayed the risks, while alternative media sources sounded the alarm – something that shouldn’t be happening is:

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While the facts in the report remain the same, Forbes, among other mainstream outlets, downplayed the perception of the problem, and essentially giving credence to that idea that there isn’t a problem at all:

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Forbes even published this misleading ‘appeal to conservation’:

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And don’t forget Ann Coulter’s claim that radiation is good for you, too.

It wasn’t until 2016 – a full five years after the meltdown – that Japanese officials, and in turn outlets like CBS News, admitted that there was indeed a cover-up, and a concerted effort not to use ‘branding’ and ‘perception’ words like “meltdown”… even though one was underway:

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Latent diseases and disorders have a way of subtly cropping up, creating a silent genocide of worn down people suffering from chronic disease and inflammation that gives way to cancers, heart and brain diseases, autoimmune disorders and the like.

That is the biggest risk that Fukushima still poses today.

Ignored since just after it happened in 2011, the authorities have FINALLY officially acknowledged what they dared not admit since the cover-up began in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that crippled the nuclear power plant and began the long, slow poisoning of the Pacific Ocean, and all the life that is sustained from it.

This is a horror, and the mainstream media as it is, with your interests above all others, has assured you that this ongoing disaster is, nonetheless, perfectly safe. Everything is fine, back to your regularly scheduled program….

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Yen Cross's picture

   Was it the glowing green eyes?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Yen Cross Dec 10, 2016 9:33 PM

I see them sitting in fish restaurants eating seafood, drinking and laughing.."and then she said, ahahahahah"

I haven't eaten fish since March 11, 2011.

Maybe Fukushima was fake news, maybe it never happened.

Hollywood did it, Steven Spielberg.

Fourth Horseman's picture

I actually stopped eating all pacific caught fish about a month after FuckYOUShima happened. I knew this was going to happen but then i'm a conspiracy FACT type person that is usually correct.

There's a tag on the back of fish packaging with a U.N. FAO number that tells you where it was harvested from.

beemasters's picture

Another "fake news" turning out to be real. Lazy MSM.

WordSmith2013's picture

The China Syndrome Morphs into “The Japan Syndrome”

 

http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=4000

 

FUKUSHIMA : A Nuclear Catastrophe of Epic Proportions
Handful of Dust's picture

I'm surprised Obama hasn't labelled the Fuki disaster as just a fake conspiracy theory issue. He and Hillary lie about everything else.

JamesBond's picture

Weekend nuclear porn is always awesome to read.

 

jb

Ms No's picture

I read somewhere a while back that multiple schlerosis is known to be caused by radiation, at least some portion of the time, but that this is supressed info.  I thought that was interesting because downwind of Hanford their is a town called Spokane and that area was #1 for women with MS and #2 for men.  The other location that was #1 globally for men with MS was in China.  That Spokane area is really dirty with polution for it's size because it's in a big bowl in addition to being downwind.  If that location in China has a radiation issue than that would probably make a pretty good case.

Mr. Universe's picture

Five years and they have no idea the status of the core except that they can't find it. They can't stop what is happening and for five years the world just watched with it's collective thumb up it's ass. You bet TPTB brass knows what is going on, it could be an extinction level event eventually. One has to wonder, why instead of sending in homeless malcontents to die of expos...uh I mean investigate the core why did they not bring in the top resources of the entire world to fix this? Unless they didn't want to or they can't.

Manthong's picture

Maybe if you eat enough west coast fish and spend enough time in the water out there you might be able to grow some gills… or at least maybe a third eye.

Sorry, Charlie…

Dark humor aside… it’s going to get everybody sooner or later.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Fukishima Fricasee!  My favorite.

saveUSsavers's picture

I think they did bring in top scientists from around the world. George Washington blog covers it.

WOAR's picture

Did you notice that SpaceX and Elon Musk went mainstream with their "colonization of space" ideas during the same time period? You can look it up with Google trends...

The best Sun's picture

I notice that no-one is mentioning that

Fulkushima reactors are MOX fuel 

reactors with Plutonium rich fuel rods.

Cesium-134, 2 year half life (so less than one in eight atoms left),

Strontium-90, 28.8 year half life (so mostly still around),

Plutonium- the longest-lived isotopes are plutonium-244, with a half-life

of 80.8 million years, plutonium-242, with a half-life of 373,300 years,

and plutonium-239, with a half-life of 24,110 years.

All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are less than 7,000 years.

One atom of Plutonium introduced into the airways of test

animals (beagle puppies) was 100% fatal within 12 months.

So that is comforting.

I personally warned all zero hedge readers about this about 12 months ago.

And I was set upon by astroturfing trolls.

Ken Abuseller is a shill.

The true cost of this event is higher than you can imagine.

whatamaroon's picture

One atom of plutonium? Once it spits off it's neutron it's no longer plutonium, thus no longer radioactive. What a bullshit comment!

AGuy's picture

"One atom of plutonium? Once it spits off it's neutron it's no longer plutonium, thus no longer radioactive"

Pu-239 decays into U-235 which is radioactive. If Pu-239 is split it fissile products are still radioactiive. That said. One atom of Pu-239 is not fatal, as we all have minute amounts of PU-239 from weapon tests as well as contamination leaks from reactors. But it would be ideal if there was no Plutonium released into the environment.

I don't think Fu*ck-a-shima is going to end all life, but it certainly will increase cancer and other health related problems for millions, especially those in Japan and Asia who are closest to the disaster and consume seafood regulary

I stopped eating all seafood back in 2008, as I became aware that most seafood is has significant levels of Mercury, Uranium and oher heavy metals causes by Chinese pollution. The Fu*ck-a-shima is just icing on the cake.

I am sure Fukashima is not the last meltdown. I am sure will face another meltdown in the next 5 to 10 years as reactors age, knowable workforce retires and there is increasing pressure to keep problematic reactions online for economic reasons. Nothing has been learned by the meltdown by the TPTB, as reactors with known problems or serious design flaws continue to operate as if nothing happened. I do worry that a meltdown could lead to a cascade effect, which causes a large scale evacation that distrupts the economy enough to lead to serios problems at other nukes, leading to additional failures. There is also systematic risks, such as a Solar CME that knocks the grid off-line causing multiple simultaneous meltdowns. If a full scale nuclear war happens than its very likely all of the worlds 440 operating reactors will meltdown, leaving most if not all of the planet uninhabitable.

There is still 45 days left of the Obozo Administration which has re-enagaged its military campaign in Syria. The US is working on plans to establish a no-fly zone in Syria and has restarted arming ISIS:

Four-star brass say no-fly zone would work again in Syria
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/08/four-star-brass-say-no-fly-zone-wou...

New Obama Executive Action Opens Door to Unlimited Arms for Salafi Terrorists in Syria
http://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-new-obama-executive-action-opens-d...

US to establish military base in Israel
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161207-us-to-establish-military-base...

kellys_eye's picture

Like all radioactivity, those that get to decide the limits of acceptability are those that get to set the agenda on the scaremongering.

Let's not forget about "radioactive bananas" and get this all into perspective.

I don't discount the dangers of radioactivity but we all live in an abundance of it (natural background and localised radiation) and there never seems to be a comparison of 'reported levels versus background levels' as they know full well that there would be no scare story to make if people were aware of the FACTS.

Similarly the cost of nuclear energy has been grossly inflated by the same scaremongering as the cost of implementing measures to satisfy the kneee-jerk environmentalists has made nuclear energy far, far more costly than it should be.

I repeat - I ACKNOWLEDGE THE DANGERS OF RADIATION - but this always needs to be IN CONTEXT.

 

 

Amicus Curiae's picture

check out spaceweather,com

scroll down the page till you find their new atmospheric radiation levels on planes..

makes frequent flying "interesting"

wonder how many pilots n aircrew will be claiming cancer caused BY employment?

 

and

just after the recent quake nearby

they started Sendai plant up again

AGuy's picture

"Similarly the cost of nuclear energy has been grossly inflated by the same scaremongering as the cost of implementing measures to satisfy the kneee-jerk environmentalists has made nuclear energy far, far more costly than it should be."

I am not in the pro-nuclear camp. The reason why nuclear power costs are high is because the risks are exceptionally high. A meltdown can reder a vast area contaminated, and unsuitable for potable water and agraculture. All it takes a Homer Simpson to make a fatal error that results in a disaster.

Personally I would like to see ever damn plant shutdown. As the global economy continues to deteriate, the risks will increase as aging reactors that are already operating past their operating live are extended for economic reasons. Reactors have a limited lifespan do to neutron embrittlement.

The Merovingian's picture

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8927705

I'm no expert on plutonium, but I know enough to know that it is some seriously nasty shit. Now, ingesting the 1 atom part may have been wrong, but just a little googling popped up enough information on the beagle experiments to scare the fucking shit out of me.

The best Sun's picture

So.

To start, Plutonium undergoing

spontaneous decay in sea water or

air decays via beta decay into Americium (Also highly radioactive),

this in turn decays via Alpha particle emission into Protactinium (Also highly radioactive),

which in turn undergoes beta decay into Uranium (Also highly radioactive),

then Alpha decay to Radium, then again into Thorium,(Also moderately radioactive)

then beta decay into Actinium,

then Alpha decay into Francium, Astatine, Bismuth, Thallium

and so on.

All the steps ocurring have their own half lives.

You sir are an ill-informed fucktard.

Try as you might, you only just barely

manage (and let's give you some credit here)

to look stupid. Anyone with a suspiscious mind

could be forgiven for thinking you are a paid

disinformation agent, but I don't think so.

They at least would understand that the daughter

products of radiocative isotopes are just as dangerous

as the original atoms. You are just a fucktard.

Go eat some Tuna.

Edit:

Yes I should have said Particle, not atom. My bad.

 

 

Mr. Universe's picture

Team Americium, Irradiating the World for Peace. Fuck Yeah!

Bwana's picture

I have followed ENENews since the triple meltdown in Fukushima. Anyone can read the articles and the progression of contamination is epic. The reactors at Fukushima that have melted down contained 890 tons of fissionable material. Reactor #3 has caused the most contamination because the operator of the complex Tepco fueled Reactor #3 with MOX fuel containing 20% plutonium to get a greater amount of energy and therefore more electricity. The reactor was not designed for MOX fuel and the operator TEPCO violated the law by using it.

The earthquake spawned a massive tsunami that hit the complex and destroyed the buildings and the emergency cooling equipment. On day three after the damage the reactor #3 had an explosion whose type is still being debated. What is not being denied is the explosion blew a huge amount of plutonium hot particles into the air which were deposited all over Northern Japan from about 25 miles south of Tokyo and everywhere north. There have been many articles of deformed tree, plants and animals due to the radiation and an article early this year stated 70,000,000 Japanese were showing various degrees of radiation poisoning. Because of the massive cover-up this may be and extinction level event for the Japanese people.

The reactors are sitting on an area that has an underground stream, the core from reactors #1 and #2 are somewhere under the buildings and a large portion of the core from reactor #3 appears to have burned through the containment vessel. There is an underground "stream" which runs under the reactors and has been delivering 1000 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean daily for the last five years and will continue for thousands of years more. To stop this the operator Tepco has tried in vane to build an ice wall by freezing the water. This procedure has not worked but apparently they will not consider a grout wall which is a proven technology. I wonder if the powers that be in Japan are deliberately allowing the water to vent into the ocean to get the radioactive contamination away from Japan.

There are hundreds of articles on the various die-offs and cancers in marine species on the Canadian , US and Mexican coasts. The sword fish, marlin, saw fish and blue fin tuna fisheries have been shut down. A friend of mine goes out fishing on boats out of San Diego. They go after yellow fin tuna and he carries a small radiation detector. If it sounds off when aimed at the fish they catch they release the fish. Presently he said about half the tuna are tossed back into the ocean. Of interest to me is the unavoidable airborne radiation that has contaminated most of the northern hemisphere. They experts say the amount of radiation to date is about equal to Chernobyl but unfortunately it is ongoing with no actual plan of how to stop it so every five years the northern hemisphere will get the equivalent of the Chernobyl disaster.

I personally will not eat any fish that came from the Pacific Ocean. Fukushima appears to be a disaster on a scale that is hard to imagine.

Mr. Universe's picture

For the second year in a row West Coast Dungeness crab have been found to contain high levels of Domoic acid and has delayed the opening of the season. I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole.

But according to New York radio station 95.1 FM (SuperStation 95), insiders from the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed that the real reason for the ban was dangerously high levels of radioactivity resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Radioactive crab are so dangerous to eat that state officials felt the need to protect the public, Superstation 95 reports. But officials were unwilling to publicly admit the true reason for the ban, which contradicts official claims that the Fukushima disaster poses no threat to the U.S. West coast.

http://www.naturalnews.com/053440_California_crab_season_radioactive_oce...

Good thing we have "fake news"

CoastalCowboy's picture

Plutonium is highly toxic just by itself. Even it it were not radioactive, ingestion of even very small quantities would seriously harm you.  One wants nothing to do with Plutonium, period. 

I too avoid Pacific seafood like the plague.  I live near both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and I have to work hard to not get Pacific seafood.  Fukushima is a crime against everything known.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

 

One atom of Plutonium introduced into the airways of test

animals (beagle puppies) was 100% fatal within 12 months.

 

Link Please or it did not happen. Sounds like BS to me 

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Here is an interesting video for context. Contaminated AC unit filter from a flat in Tokyo https://youtu.be/1Vurvqo5IWw

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) WordSmith2013 Dec 11, 2016 10:20 AM

Another West Coast thing is the swarm of earthquakes on the Pacific Rim in the past 30 days.

Scientist now say the San Andreas fault could unzip altogether in a second, the whole thing!

It has been very quite for almost 3 decades.

Urban Redneck's picture

It's difficult to battle fake news,much less fake science, when an author and their readership are largely scientific illiterates.  You don't get into the weeds of bioaccumulation without explaining the difference between dilution and dispersion, particularly since it's ignorance of the distinction and its consequences that facilitates all the small lies told ad nauseum by the MSM.   

BarkingCat's picture

Unfortunately that is the problem. No one can be an expert on all subjects. As a matter of fact, no one can be ecpected to have above basic level  of knowledge about majority of subjects.

I have to admit that I have really no knowledge about radiation beyond "shit could kill you". The important thing is not to spout off about things one does not understand and research it before actually forming an opinion. However, taking a cautious approach is probably wise.

So while I have not a clue about the impacts of Fukushima on the US, I too have stopped almost completely consuming Pacific sea food 

s2man's picture

Same here.  I told my wife, no more salmon.  Farm raised Tilapia or catfish, maybe some Atlantic cod.

The Bible predicts everything in the ocean will die.  40 years ago i thought,  how on earth could that happen? Now,  I see.

no ice's picture

Farm raised seafood is absolute shit.  Don't eat it.  Those fish are crowded together living in their own shit like the cows in CAFOs.  They're fed GM corn and other toxins instead of their natural diet.  

Mr. Universe's picture

Agree, and if you are getting Tillapia from Indochina, Vietnam etc. you might as well just eat bacon every day, it's better for you than the fish.

BarkingCat's picture

Get salmon farmed in Norway or Finland. They do it in fjords so it is probably much healthier than whatever is farmed in ponds.

 

Cistercian's picture

I remember I freaked when it first happened.I saw 3 plumes from Fukushima here in western north carolina with an old victoreen 700 geiger counter.For awhile there were no good geigers to be had at a decent price.About a year ago I bought an International Medcom Inspector alert V2 from geiger counters.com.With a 2 inch pancake tube it is sensitve to alpha, beta and gamma radiation.It is suitable for testing food unlike the insensitive to alpha CDV-700.

I don't give a shit what any agency, news group or other tard says...I measure myself.Guess what?The media lied in a criminal fashion as dangerous fallout from Fukushima landed in the conus.No warnings were given...

Lesson is...get a good geiger counter and never worry about being in the dark again.

Big Media can never be trusted...

AGuy's picture

"remember I freaked when it first happened.I saw 3 plumes from Fukushima here in western north carolina with an old victoreen 700 geiger counter."

Most likely what you detected was radiation from rainfall. Which is a common event.

"ith a 2 inch pancake tube it is sensitve to alpha, beta and gamma radiation.It is suitable for testing food"

Unfortunately its not sensitive enough to detect harmful levels of containated food. At best your Geiger detectors are sensitive only enough to measure high-levels of contamination, but you also need avoid even low-levels since radioactive contaiminates will build up in your body.

You need a much more sensitive sensor like a HPGE detector. The food item(s) must be tested in a heavy shielded container (ie lead bricks) over a period of 12 hours connected to a multichannel analyzer. the HPGe can be used to measure the energy levels of radiation and identify istopes present.

The problem with gieger and pancake detectors is that food contains water which contains alpha emissions, and they cannot distinguish background and natural radiation present (ie C-14, Potassium-40, etc). The issue is that HPGE detectors only operate at Cryogenic temperatures and are very expensive.

https://core.ac.uk/display/38088781

"the radioactivity level in food is very low. Hence a high sensitivity and high resolution detector, HPGe detector, would be a better choice for food screening if the radiation level is very low, e.g. below 100 Bq/kg."

The only possible feasible detector that may be useful are co-planer coplanar CdZnTe detectors which can operate at room temperatures. They don't provide the same resolution as HPGE detectors but are probably close enough. Alternatively a low cost NaI (Sodium Iodide) will provide some method to detect low level, but high energy gamma emmiting isopotes like Cs-137. NaI detectors do not work with Alpha & Beta emitters.

philipat's picture

Might be useful for WaPo to write a piece that it has a disproportionate effect on Mexicans?

Yen Cross's picture

   No NOT the Mexicans. </sarc>  The lobster fisheries down Baja California are so fished out it's pathetic. [tiny and without flavor] Yet the Mexicans banned fishing for several years to U.S. anglers until recently. [unless you paid huge bribes.]

   The Libtards are thick on Z/H lately.

Handful of Dust's picture

Rumor has it that Obama re-hired cass Sunstein to form a group of shills who write these comments criticizing anythnig they don't like. they get paid $1 per comment from what I understand.

 

In China they are called the "50 cent people" because the PRC pays them 50 cents/comment to write pro-PRC stuff online. Mostly poor students or college grads who cannot find a job.

I guess here the shills would be called "the dollar people" or maybe simply "Democrats."

golden kafir's picture

what's the opposite of a libtard ? someone who thinks the world is fine and doesn't need solutions ? that nuclear power is fine and dandy ? that we can keep strip mining the oceans fish and we will never run out? ideological struggles seem to originate out of a conflict between square heads who obey orders and do what they are told, never questioning and those people who want things to change. yeah it's a simplification but so is name calling.

The central planners's picture

A little bit of radiation a little bit of glysophate a little bit of mercury and a little bit of flouride nothing to worry about, move along.

NurseRatched's picture

These articles tend to be 100% deficient when it comes to disclosing actual concentrations of radioactive material. But they are chock full o' emotional trigger words for those who wallow in hysteria.

mvsjcl's picture

"trigger words"

 

How's the kool-aid taste?

Jim in MN's picture

Ken Buessler is a professional calmer.  He wouldn't raise an alarm if your arm was covered in running sores.

He is paid by the government lab to sound authoritative.  He has no experience in the actual impacts of radiation on living things.

He studies ocean currents and particle mixing.

Not radiation health impacts.

So ask him where the stuff is.....not what it does to you.

Handful of Dust's picture

ALL radiation is harmful to some extent. The equation is something like:

 

dose x duration = harm

So even small doeses over a long duration will be harmful. That's why x-ray techs have a higher incidence of all sorts of cancer even though they wear lead aprons, etc. There's no doubt the cancer rates will soar along the West coast the next decade. It's inevitable.

Jim in MN's picture

Correct.  'No safe incremental dose' is the watchword of the fact-based on this one. 

Sure, YOU might be fine.  But multiply these small doses by millions of folks. 

SOMEONE is not going to be fine.

hannah's picture

because there is no known way to stop the radiation leakage, leakage will continue forever. the site will remain radioactive forever as far as human lifetimes go......so the real question is...how long will it take for accumulation levels to reach a dangerous point. well if tuna are 1/10 as radioactive as a banana and fuku has been leaking for x years then i would say we have a real problem in the next 10-15 years.....and that assumes the 'low' levels right now are real and not fabricated by the government.

 

funny how obama will retire to his estate in hawaii just when hawaii starts to get dosed with radiation......