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  1. #251
    NEW VIDEOS - NoCal Beach Readings
    Still Sky High 380 CPM

    Jeff Rense Exclusive

    UPDATE -- Our man went back to the same 'Surfers Beach' on January 14th to re-check his earlier readings which, as you know, went worldwide on the net. Those readings also caused a definite uptick in the growing State and Federal coverup of the simple fact that Fukushima radiation is already hitting parts of the West Coast even though the massive part of the radioactive Pacific - the 'plume' - has not officially arrived yet. When that enormous part of the Northern Pacific does reach the West Coast...which could be any time beach will be immune from radioactive contamination thanks to General Electric's incredibly stupid plant design and TEPCO's astonishing lying and ineptitude.
    Here is the NEW video showing 380 CPM (Counts Per Minute) coming from the 'black sand' on the beach. As Dave told me... "This black sand is hot but not all black sand is. I never detected anything much over 30 CPM before on black sand at other locations. However, this beach continues to be hot and the black sand quite a bit more so than the rest." He added that all along the beach, between the black sand strip and the water’s edge, the beach measured 3 times over normal background. Click HERE to view the new video, exclusive to

    Keep in mind that the deadly radioactive water has been pouring into the Pacific at an admitted '400 metric tons a day (it could easily be over 1,000 tons) from Fukushima for three YEARS in March and the radioactive water will continue to thrust itself against the West Coast for at least 10 years, if not hundreds. Note also that with each passing year after the fully-contaminated ocean embraces the West Coast, the amount of radio nuclides (often measured in CPM) will only grow larger and larger with each wave that breaks and runs up on the sandy shores. This accumulation is undeniable and will pose a constant and growing radioactive threat which will permeate the sand, concentrate in the water, and bio-accumulate in the marine life...and human life, especially those who lives along the West Coast.

    Does that mean everyone is going to drop dead? Of course, not. It does mean we have a God-given right to know exactly...precisely...what is happening to the Pacific - and our beaches and environment - in terms of how much radiation is present and what kind of nuclides are involved. We are now to the point that perhaps the most deadly radioactive nuclide to humans, Strontium 90, is apparently the predominant radio nuclide now being spewed into the Pacific 24/7/365 from Fukushima.
    Dave explained some other interesting events during his latest trip to this unquestionably radioactive beach...
    "As luck would have it, I noticed a guy half way down the beach checking something with instruments. He was focusing on the black sand strip. Later, another fellow walked out on the beach with some more serious equipment. I knew what they were doing, so I approached and asked. Yep! They were getting readings of 5 times background on the sand and as high as 13 times background on the black sand. These were the same readings I got back on Dec19-22...but in dry, clean sand.
    This second fellow turned out to be a geologist but I didn’t learn who he is working for. He claimed all the radiation is from “natural” sources. I said the beach is still contaminated...regardless of the source. He did acknowledge this was true.
    At least we have the presence of some agency on the beach and we have raised awareness about radiation contamination in Northern California."
    The issue of 'black sand' is an interesting one. As you will see in the next video, there is black sand in many areas ON the beach...and there is a strata of 'black sand' in the bluff itself. It would be easy for some to say the black sand layer in the bluff is radioactive and that same black sand has fallen away from the bluff and accounts for the highly radioactive black sand on the beach. Unfortunately, that answer doesn't work as you will clearly see in the video below. Dave measures the black sand on the beach and gets a count as high as 380 CPM. He then goes to the bluff and measures the black layer there...and gets readings of 50-58 CPM. The conclusion seems obvious...the high radiation in the black sand on the beach somehow came from the incoming tidal water. Take a look for yourself, Click HERE

    For those on the net who stupidly, foolishly, intentionally...and dangerously...mock the idea of radiation being a problem or potentially deadly, we suggest you get in contact with some of the brave crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan...many of whom are already gravely ill. Ask them if they saw or felt the radiation they were exposed to during their humanitarian rescue work off the coast of Fukushima after the 3/11 quake and tsunami. We 'lost' the entire aircraft carrier Reagan which spent 18 months in Seattle undergoing massive decontamination efforts and being stripped of vast amounts of its equipment which was transported and buried at the Hanford Nuclear facility. The ship today sits idle in San Diego and may never see service again. Tragically, it now appears the entire crew may ultimately be lost to active service...and maybe to the planet...time will tell.

    To see Dave's December video and readings at this same beach, click HERE

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  2. #252
    NYTimes: Gov’t scientist not allowed to publish findings that Fukushima cesium-137 levels could be 10,000 times higher than after Chernobyl in Pacific surface waters — Japan researchers pressured to downplay disaster’s impact — Professors obstructed when data might cause public concern

    New York Times, Mar. 16, 2014: [...] As a senior scientist at the Japanese government’s Meteorological Research Institute, [Michio Aoyama] said levels of radioactive cesium 137 in the surface water of the Pacific Ocean could be 10,000 times as high as contamination after Chernobyl [...] as Mr. Aoyama prepared to publish his findings [...] the director general of the institute called with an unusual demand — that Mr. Aoyama remove his own name from the paper. [...] Aoyama asked for his name to be removed, he said, and the article was not published. [...] Off the record, university researchers in Japan say that even now, three years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, they feel under pressure to play down the impact of the disaster [...] In several cases, the professors say, they have been obstructed or told to steer clear of data that might cause public “concern.” [...] stories of problems with Fukushima-related research are common, [Aoyama] said, including accounts of several professors’ being told not to measure radiation in the surrounding prefectures.

    • Joji Otaki, Ryukyu University biologist who published studies linking butterfly deformities to radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi: “Getting involved in this sort of research is dangerous politically [...] It’s an exceptional situation.”
    • Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: “Researchers are told not to talk to the press, or they don’t feel comfortable about talking to the press without permission.”
    • Timothy Mousseau, University of South Carolina: “[2 postdoctoral students who dropped out of a joint research paper] felt it was too provocative and controversial [...] worried it could hamper their future job prospects [...] It’s pretty clear that there is self-censorship or professors have been warned by their superiors that they must be very, very careful.”
    • Michio Aoyama, Fukushima University scientist: “I was later told that [the MRI's director general] did not want to say that Fukushima radioactivity was worse than Chernobyl [...] The key phrase is ‘don’t cause panic.”’

    For more, see these reports published on ENENews:

  3. #253
    NYTimes: Crisis underway at Fukushima plant, worker shortage — “Alcoholism is rampant” — Tepco base is selling the whiskey — Help wanted ad seeks employees “able to carry out a conversation” — Workers spray hose full of radioactive waste on themselves and others (VIDEO)

    Published: March 18th, 2014 at 5:11 am ET
    By ENENews

    New York Times, Hiroko Tabuchi, Mar. 16, 2014:
    October 2013 incident at Fukushima Daiichi

    • “There is a crisis of manpower at the plant,” said Yukiteru Naka, founder of Tohoku Enterprise, a contractor and former plant engineer for General Electric. That crisis was especially evident one dark morning last October, when a crew of contract workers was sent to remove hoses and valves as part of a long-overdue upgrade to the plant’s water purification system. [...] the team received only a 20-minute briefing from their supervisor and were given no diagrams of the system they were to fix [...] the laborers were not warned that a hose near the one they would be removing was filled with water laced with radioactive cesium. [...] [While removing] protective gear [...] They chose the wrong hose, and a torrent of radioactive water began spilling out. Panicked, the workers thrust their gloved hands into the water to try to stop the leak, spraying themselves and two other workers who raced over to help.

    Living Conditions at Plant

    • [Workers] washed down a simple meal of chicken, eggplant and rice with beer and whiskey [...] were housed in tiny rooms [....] little to do at night other than watch TV, play roulette at a tiny game center, and drink. A store [at] Tepco’s base outside the plant — sells beer, whiskey and sake. According to several accounts, alcoholism is rampant, and one worker said he and his colleagues sometimes showed up for work hung over.

    Life Circumstances

    • Struggling to maintain 3,000 workers at the plant [...] labor brokers are getting desperate. [and] have increasingly taken their pleas online and made clear their standards are low. One ad, for work involving radiation monitoring, said, “You must have common sense, and be able to carry out a conversation.” [...] “We’re talking people who are basically living hand-to-mouth.” said Hiroyuki Watanabe, a City Council member in nearby Iwaki.

    See IAEA official confronted about this issue by Reuters journalist Mari Saito (at 55:40 in)

  4. #254
    Gov’t publishes model of WIPP radioactive plume — Plutonium and americium transported to northwest after wind shift — At times in direction of nearby Carlsbad (MAP)

    National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center — Feb. 14th contaminat... (pdf), Mar. 10, 2014:
    “The plume projection shown in Figure 4 was generated by NARAC staff to represent the best measurement data available for prediction. [...] It is worth reiterating that a large number of assumptions go into the plume projections and the source term is currently based on measurement from a gross alpha and beta count”

    (Note: Carlsbad is at approximately 280 degrees in relation to the WIPP site)

    View the NARAC assessment here (pdf)
    See also: TV: Officials now confirm Plutonium and/or Americium reached Carlsb...

  5. #255
    Fukushima Update – Yet Another Leak

    | Mar 18, 2014 | Comments 0

    • More disturbing news from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan – a new radioactive leak has occurred. According to the operator of the plant, another 100 metric tons of contaminated water burst from a tank on February 19 of this year, which is the worst leak the plant has seen since last August when the situation at Fukushima became an international headline.

    According to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), this latest leaked occurred because a valve on a large storage tank “remained open by mistake,” pouring contaminated water into another holding area.
    The radiation levels of this leak are nearly equivalent to those of August’s 300 metric ton leak – a level three on the seven-point scale used for determining radioactivity. Tepco states that this particular leak was “unlikely to have reached the ocean.”
    The Fukushima disaster began in 2011, after the tsunami hit the northwest coast of Japan, killing approximately 18,500 people and decimating several villages. The tsunami also led to three nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, and the subsequent damage and leaks within the plant. Since the damage, radioactive water continues to leak from the plant.Fukushima cleanup, which was originally scheduled to have been completed in March of 2013, may take another three years to complete, according to estimates by Tepco officials. An especially tricky part of the cleanup involves transporting damaged atomic fuel rods, which if mishandled could lead to further nuclear disasters.

    In 2012, approximately 15,000 people whose homes and farmland were destroyed after the No. 1 Fukushima plant released radioactive materials on surrounding villages, filed a criminal complaint against Tepco and government officials, citing negligence charges. However, these charges have now been dropped, much to the chagrin of many former residents of the area, who are committed to continuing their legal battle.
    Several government officials and senior Tepco officials are facing other civil lawsuits, including people demanding compensation for financial and mental damages from the disaster. Collectively, the plaintiffs in these lawsuits are seeking their hometowns to be restored.

    We eagerly await an end to the chaos and strife surrounding the Fukushima disaster, and hope that things get better soon, instead of continuing to hear about ongoing problems with the cleanup.


  6. #256
    March 17, 2014
    Fukushima radiation might reach US coast at 3rd anniversary of catastrophe

    Photo: EPA

    Radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown is expected to reach the West Coast by next month, according to one recently publicized scientific model, which will be the 3rd anniversary of the catastrophe, said Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist, at Beyond Nuclear, anti-nuclear group.

    The Fukushima meltdown scared millions of people across the world who were afraid that the radiation would spread to their shores. How valid do you think their fears are, and how much of it is just hysteria?

    It is ironic that here at the 3rd anniversary of the beginning of this nuclear catastrophe just now the scientific models are showing the liquid plume in the ocean reaching the shores of North America, but there were the atmospheric discharges that reached North America within just days actually. And probably 75% of those atmospheric discharges actually sail onto the Pacific Ocean. So, this is an unprecedented radioactive catastrophe for the world’s oceans. So, I would say, it is healthy to have fear of radioactivity because it is a hazard to substance. We do need those measurements. It is incredible that there is election of duty by the US federal government on that score and I just command folks like Buesseler and other academics to take it upon themselves to try to get the bottom of this question.
    What needs to be done now?

    I think it is a good idea for Americans to take their democracy seriously, contact every level of representative government that we have and if you live on the west coast, that would certainly include your local and state governments. But the federal government is supposed to be taking care of this matter on behalf of the American people, the food and drug administration, the national oceanographic and atmosphere administration, the environmental production agency, so certainly both senators and representatives and president Obama and White House need to be active on this issue.

    What do politicians need to do?
    They have the bottomless coffers of the US treasury to take care of this work that should have been started 3 years ago, when this catastrophe first began and any emergency radiation monitoring that was set up at that time was very quickly dismantled. I think it has more to do with the political and economic power of the nuclear power industry in the US than anything else.

    Does the international community need to somehow offer help to demand that the Japanese government allow them in to see what is going on? Because there is a lot of information that hasn’t really come out until very much after the events 3 years ago. It is much bigger disaster than people thought it was.

    Yes, it calls for international involvement, and something to keep in mind is that these discharges did not end on March or April 2011, in fact the discharges to the ocean are a daily occurrence. We are talking 300.000 leaders per day of radioactive ground water flowing into the ocean. So, this is an international catastrophe, the oceans do not belong to Japan of course, and so, yes, there should be the best minds and independent monitors sent to Fukushima to try to get the truth as to how bad this is, where the radioactivities are going.

    Many Americans are becoming more focused on their health and what they put into their bodies. How likely is it that the radioactive plume will irradiate the Alaska and the West Coast’s fisheries and pose an invisible threat to consumers?
    We knew as early as August of 2011 that tuna carrying radioactive cesium from Fukushima were swimming off the shores of North America. They had simply migrated across the ocean with this contamination in their flash. So, sea food contamination is a serious issue especially because of bio-concentration of radioactivity in the food chain and we sit at the top of food chain. So, the testing of sea food is essential. It is not happening, except on a voluntary basis by concerned citizens for the most part. So, that needs an urgent priority placed upon it at the federal level.

    Read more:

  7. #257
    Scientists ‘mystified’ over Fukushima radioactive waste found in Pacific Northwest — Washington Official: “I have no idea how it could get there” — Professor: We need to monitor if it’s building up in food web

    Published: March 18th, 2014 at 11:09 am ET
    By ENENews

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mar. 12, 2014: It came from Fukushima, but how the heck it got so far up the Fraser River Valley in British Columbia has scientists mystified. [...] [Krzysztof Starosta, of Simon Fraser University] said the big mystery, since they have just that one sample taken from a beach so far upriver, is how it got there. It could have been airborne, landed on a hill or mountain and been washed down to the river. [...] When asked if a bird could have pooped it out there, he audibly shrugged. The mystery “indicates the need for further study,” he said. [...] Ocean currents are driving those nuclear particles [...] from Japan to our coastline, and more radiation is likely to be dumped into the ocean [...] there is concern that the accumulation, especially of the long-lasting cesium-137, will eventually be harmful to sea life and us.
    Metro News, Mar. 13, 2014: Radioactive waste believed to have come from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has been found in B.C. soil, but researchers say there’s no cause for alarm. [...] “It’s actually quite unexpected that we found it in soil so far inland,” [Starosta] said. “Common wisdom would be that Caesium would come through the ocean.”, Mar. 13, 2014: More testing needed to learn impact of soil radioactivity — Further investigations of soil are needed to understand any possible impacts posed by small amounts of radioactivity, following the testing of a soil sample near Kilby Park in the Fraser Valley, according to the Simon Fraser University researcher who studied it. [...] Currently his group is working on improving sensitivity of the detection of 134Cs to further investigate its presence in B.C. soil.
    Juan Jose Alava, Simon Fraser University: “We shouldn’t be worried now, but we need to keep monitoring in the long term to see whether these levels are building up in the food web.”
    Mike Priddy, supervisor of Washington’s Environmental Sciences Section: “I have no idea how it could get there … there’s a lot of things that could happen to get it up there.”
    See also: "Radioactive metal from Fukushima" detected in Pacific Northwest --...

  8. #258
    Researchers predict west coast killer whales will exceed 1,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium — Over 10 times gov’t limit in Japan — Concern about harm to humans, sea life — Expert: People eating large amounts of fish may have levels similar to whales

    Published: March 18th, 2014 at 4:14 pm ET
    By ENENews

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mar. 12, 2014: Ocean currents are driving those nuclear particles [...] from Japan to our coastline, and more radiation is likely to be dumped into the ocean [...] there is concern that the accumulation, especially of the long-lasting cesium-137, will eventually be harmful to sea life and us. [...] certain models “suggest that in 30 years, Cesium 137 levels in (killer) whales will exceed the Canadian guideline of 1,000 becquerels per kilogram for consumption of seafood by humans — 10 times the Japanese guideline.” Scientists focus on whales because, like us, they are at the top of the food chain and eat a lot of fish. So, radiation levels in them is something like a “canary in a coal mine” for radiation pollution., Mar. 12, 2014: Researchers developed a model based on the diet of fish-eating killer whales [...] The models suggest that in 30 years, Cesium 137 levels in the whales will exceed the Canadian guideline of 1,000 becquerels per kilogram for consumption of seafood by humans – 10 times the Japanese guideline. [...] [Juan Jose Alava of Simon Fraser University said,] “The Canadian government is the one that should be doing something, should be taking action to keep monitoring to see how these contaminants are behaving, what are the levels, and what is next.” [...] While the additional impact of Cesium 137 is unknown, it may negatively affect the immune system or endocrine system, Alava said. “The impact on the animal needs to be studied. This is part of a cumulative impact on the marine environment.” The results raise concerns for aboriginal people who maintain a diet heavy in fish. “We might expect similar results because the diet of First Nation communities is based on seafood,” Alava said. “Humans at the top of the food web can perhaps see increasing levels in the future.”
    See also: "Radioactive metal from Fukushima" detected in Pacific Northwest --...

  9. #259
    Wife of Navy Sailor: Our 1-year-old has brain cancer and spinal cancer resulting from Fukushima exposure — Wheelchair-bound Navy Sailor: It’s now affecting my arms and my hands, everything is still progressing (AUDIO)

    Published: March 19th, 2014 at 12:28 pm ET
    By ENENews
    Email Article

    Democracy Now, Mar. 19, 2014:
    At 39:00 in

    • Navy Lt. Steve Simmons, USS Ronald Reagan: Now the muscle weakness affects my legs, my arms, my hands — and now everything is still progressing. […]
    • Host: You’re sitting in a wheelchair right now?
    • Simmons: I am.

    At 44:30 in

    • Charles Bonner, attorney: This is a declaration from the wife of the sailor, who writes in here declaration to the court, “My husband was exposed to radiation particles while assigned to the 7th fleet on the USS Ronald Reagan assisting in Operation Tomadachi beginning in March of 2011. As a result of this exposure, our son who was born November 14th 2012, at 8 months was diagnosed with brain and spine cancer.”

    Full broadcast available here

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    2. Navy Sailor after Fukushima: I’m in a wheelchair, now it’s spreading to my arms and hands — Photo of skin with intense red burns after being in sun, suspects radiation intensified impact (AUDIO) January 20, 2014
    3. U.S. Navy Sailors on TV: “I’m not what I used to be… my thyroid’s not what it used to be” since 3/11 — “Degenerative disks all over my back… I was healthy before all of this” (VIDEO) December 30, 2012
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  10. #260
    Japanese Journalist: Fukushima workers die suddenly but it’s not reported, says nurse at plant — Gov’t agents following me for surveillance (VIDEO)

    Fukushima Voice, Mar. 21, 2014: On March 4-7, 2014 [...] an international conference was held, 25 minutes outside of Frankfurt, on “Effects of Nuclear Disasters on Natural Environment and Human Health,” co-organized by the German chapter of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau. Mako Oshidori, a Japanese comedienne and a freelance journalist, was part of the press conference on March 6, 2014. The Ustream video in Japanese can be found here [...] Mako Oshidori was enrolled in the School of Life Sciences at Tottori University Faculty of Medicine for three years [...] Mako Oshidori herself discovered a TEPCO memo telling officials to “cut Mako-chan(‘s question) short appropriately.”
    Transcript of Oshidori’s presentation by Fukushima Voice, Transcription by Takashi Mizuno/Translation by @YuriHiranuma, Mar. 21, 2014: [...] government agents began following me for surveillance. I heard about it from researchers who were my friends as well as some government officials. I will show you a photo I secretly took of the agent, so you know what sort of surveillance I mean. When I would talk to someone, a surveillance agent from the central government’s public police force would come very close, trying to eavesdrop on the conversation. [...] I would like to talk a little about my interview of a nurse who used to work at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) after the accident. [...] He was a nurse at Fukushima Daiichi NPP in 2012. He quit his job with TEPCO in 2013, and that’s when I interviewed him. As of now, there are multiple NPP workers who have died, but only the ones who died on the job are reported publicly. Some of them have died suddenly while off work, for instance, during the weekend or in their sleep, but none of their deaths are reported. Not only that, they are not included in the worker death count. For example, there are some workers who quit the job after a lot of radiation exposure, such as 50, 60 to 70 mSv, and end up dying a month later, but none of these deaths are either reported, or included in the death toll. This is the reality of the NPP workers.
    Watch Oshidori’s presentation here (Japanese only)
    See also: KPFA: I’ve learned over 800 people have disappeared from Fukushima ...

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